Pulling Together | Teams Practice For Tug-Of-War


THEY ARE IN STRANGERS TO TEAM WORK. COUNT IT DOWN. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. DROP DOWN AND PUSH. Reporter: THE WOMEN OF DONUTS REPRESENTING MINNEAPOLIS ARE BRAND NEW TO TUG-OF-WAR. SHOULDERS BACK. ALL YOUR INSTINCTS ARE ON. Reporter: LUCKY FOR THEM D.J.’S TUG-OF-WAR CLUB FROM LAKEVILLE IS ON HAND TO GIVE A LESSON. WE STARTED OUT 30 YEARS AGO PULLING LOCAL FAIRS AND GOT CARRIED AWAY WITH IT. WE COMPETE NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. ARE YOU ALL WHERE YOU WANT TO BE? Reporter: THE FOUNDER SAYS ALMOST ANYONE CAN GET THE HANG OF THE SPORT. FIRST THING YOU TELL THEM IS TO STAY TOGETHER AND STAY LONG. SHOULDERS BACK. KEEP BOTH FEET ON THE GROUND AND IN FRONT OF YOU. Reporter: IT MAY BE EASIER SAID THAN DONE. PRACTICE IS KEY. PULL. GET AFTER IT! THESE PEOPLE ARE AMAZING AND SUPER STRONG. Reporter: THE COMPETITIVE ATHLETES EVENTUALLY TAKE ON THE NEW BYES. — NEWBIES. IT IS THAT LOT OF CORE MUSCLE. Reporter: TEAM GLAM DOLL HOLDS ITS OWN FEELING BETTER PREPARED FOR SATURDAY’S MATCHUP AGAINST THE MINNESOTA ROLLER GIRLS FROM ST. PAUL. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE ANYMORE SECRETS. 9:00 IS WHEN THINGS OPEN UP AT THE HIDDEN FALLS REGIONAL PARK. IT IS GOING TO BE A BIG PARTY. YOU’LL HAVE THE TUGS OF WAR. THERE WILL BE FOOD TRUCKS. THEY HAVE A WHOLE KIDS ACTIVITY AREA. LIVE MUSIC WILL BE THERE. YOU GET TO WATCH LOOKING DOWN ON THE TUGS OF WAR. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT TEAM MINNEAPOLIS AND TEAM ST. PAUL. BUT TO GET THE WIN, IT IS BEST OF TEN. I’M A LITTLE WORRIED. I HAVE NOT BEEN PRACTICING. JUDGING BY THAT. I DON’T KNOW. I’M GLAD WE ARE NOT PULLING AGAINST GLAM DOLL. NO KIDDING. BIGGEST THING ABOUT THIS IS THE MONEY INVOLVED. MINNEAPOLIS $ $92,000. ST. PAUL $89,000. 5 FIGURES ARE GREAT.

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