Winner, winner, pork chop dinner: Results from 2023 Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Updated Jul 31, 2023
Fireworks and trucks at 2023 Walcott Truckers Jamboree
The 2023 Walcott Truckers Jamboree was held July 13-15 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. The event was filled with attractions for visitors, including the Super Truck Beauty Contest, Trucker Olympics, nightly fireworks and much more.
Photos courtesy Iowa 80 Group

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, hosted upwards of 46,500 visitors from nearly 30 different states and two Canadian provinces during the 44th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree last weekend. 

During the three-day event held July 13-15, attendees enjoyed more than 150 exhibits, the Super Truck Beauty Contest with 108 registered contestants, an antique truck display with more than 100 vehicles, the Iowa pork chop cookout, Trucker Olympics, a pet contest and live music. Concerts were courtesy of Mobil Delvac, Freightliner Run Smart Trucks and CAT Scale. Both Thursday and Friday nights included fireworks displays, a truck light show and more.

“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree celebrates professional drivers and the important work they do for America," said Heather DeBaillie, vice president of marketing for Iowa 80 Group. “The trucking community is amazing. From truckers to our vendor and sponsor partners to our staff who help execute this event; we want to say ‘thank you’ for making the Walcott Truckers Jamboree possible for everyone to enjoy.”   

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also celebrated the 100th birthday of its 1923 Mack AB. 

Iowa 80 also announced the the 45th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13, 2024, marking the 60th Anniversary of the Iowa 80 Truckstop itself. 

Complete 2023 Walcott Truckers Jamboree Super Truck Beauty Contest results

Working Truck: Cabover  

Dennis Sikorski's 1995 Peterbilt 3621st: Dennis Sikorski, Bancroft, Wisconsin -- 1995 Peterbilt 362 Cabover, “Old School and Flat Broke”2nd: Matt Schleuger, Wesley, Iowa -- 1993 Kenworth K100E, “Not Daddy’s Money”
3rd: David Brewster, Maquoketa, Iowa -- 1989 Kenworth K100, “Family Tradition”

Working Truck: Company Truck -- Bobtail

Seth Dalberg's 2022 Kenworth W9901st: Seth Dalberg, Clifton, Colorado -- 2022 Kenworth W990, “Spare Change”2nd: Eva Knelsen, Mount Elgin, Ontario -- 2021 Kenworth W900L, “Ken Worth, Jr.”
3rd: Dawson and Bobbie Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina -- 2020 Freightliner Cascadia, “Roll of the Dice”

Working Truck: Company Truck -- Combo

Luke Oligschlaeger's 2020 Kenworth W900 and 2020 Great Dane1st: Luke Oligschlaeger, Meta, Missouri -- 2020 Kenworth W900 and 2020 Great Dane2nd: Andrew Worth, Winnipeg, Manitoba -- 2021 Peterbilt 389 and 2010 Brenner tanker trailer
3rd: Don Hummer Trucking, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- 2023 Kenworth W990 and 2016 Utility Van trailer

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Working Truck: Specialty

Andrew Utley's 2018 Peterbilt 567Andrew Utley, Davenport, Iowa -- 2018 Peterbilt 567

Rat Rod

Tim Feidt's 1980 Mack Army truckTim Feidt, Maplewood, Minnesota – 1980 Mack Army truck

Working Truck: 2020-'23 Bobtail Conventional

Duane Peden's 2022 Peterbilt 891st: Duane Peden, Taylorville, Illinois -- 2022 Peterbilt 3892nd: James Nalin, Tucson, Arizona -- 2022 Freightliner Cascadia, “American Patriot”
3rd: Brian Collman, Taylorville, Illinois -- 2023 Peterbilt 389

Working Truck: 2013-'19 Bobtail Conventional

Duane Hostetler's 2015 Peterbilt 3891st: Duane Hostetler, Wooster, Ohio -- 2015 Peterbilt 389, “Foxy Roxy”2nd: Vladimir Vitosetic, Harwood Heights, Illinois -- 2014 Volvo D13, “White Falcon”
3rd: Jesse Wellmeier, Davenport, Iowa -- 2013 Mack Pinnacle HDV-33  

Working Truck: 2005-'12 Bobtail Conventional

Fritz Littlefield's 2006 Peterbilt 3791st: Fritz Littlefield, Forest Lake, Minnesota -- 2006 Peterbilt 379, “Never Done”2nd: Matt Kunkle, Linton, North Dakota -- 2007 Peterbilt, “Cowboy Cadillac”
3rd: Rick Kaiser, Taylorville, Illinois -- 2005 Peterbilt

Working Truck: 1999-'04 Bobtail Conventional

Nate Heiderscheit's 2003 Peterbilt 3791st: Nate Heiderscheit, Peosta, Iowa -- 2003 Peterbilt 3792nd: Mike Schlabach, Apple Creek, Ohio -- 2000 Peterbilt, “Joliet”
3rd: Mel Williams, Richfield, Minnesota -- 2003 Peterbilt 379

Working Truck: 1998 and Older Bobtail Conventional

Ron Brubaker's 1993 Peterbilt 3791st: Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1993 Peterbilt 379, “One of a Kind”2nd: Raiko Graveran, Orlando, Florida -- 1995 Freightliner FLD-120, “Little Blue”
3rd: Blake Copeland, Taylorville, Illinois -- 1985 Peterbilt 359

Working Truck: 2018-'23 Combo

Brian Pete's 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Mac1st: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Mac2nd: Robert Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Great Dane, “Joke’s On You”
3rd: Douglas Prier, Dyersville, Iowa -- 2022 Kenworth W900L and 2022 Wilson, “The Green Lantern”

Working Truck: 2009-'17 Combo

Jonathan Yohn's 2013 Peterbilt 389 and 2019 Great Dane1st: Jonathan Yohn, Reeseville, Wisconsin -- 2013 Peterbilt 389 and 2019 Great Dane2nd: Jeremy Heiderscheit, Peosta, Iowa -- 2016 Peterbilt and 2023 Trail King
3rd: Grant Hicks, Prairie City, Iowa -- 2016 Peterbilt and 2023 Timpte

Working Truck: 2000-'08 Combo

Michael and Jackie Wallace's 2007 Freightliner and 2014 Great Dane1st: Michael and Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner and 2014 Great Dane, “Semper Fi”2nd: Matthew Middleton, Pahrump, Nevada -- 2002 Peterbilt and 2009 Utility
3rd: Dylan Mercier, St. Anne, Illinois -- 2005 Mack and 2022 Wilson, “Our Fallen Heroes”

Working Truck: 1999 and Older Combo

Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2006 Utility1st: Daniel and Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2006 Utility, “The Goose”2nd: John Jaikes, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania -- 1999 Kenworth and 2006 Utility, “Only Class”
3rd: Jay VanKampen, Poquosen, Virginia -- 1976 Kenworth and 2023 Wabash, “Spirit of Wooden Shoes”

Show Class

Brian Pete's 2019 Peterbilt 3891st: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2019 Peterbilt 3892nd: Kate Whiting, Chetek, Wisconsin -- 1973 Kenworth W900A, “Cherry Pie”
3rd: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt, “Low Life”

Custom Paint -- Bobtail

Dan Brubaker's 1996 Peterbilt 3791st: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379, “Low Life”2nd: Kate Whiting, Chetek, Wisconsin -- 1973 Kenworth W900A, “Cherry Pie"
3rd: Aaron Copeland, Taylorville, Illinois -- 1981 Kenworth

Custom Paint -- Combo

Brian Pete's 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Mac1st: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Mac2nd: Zach Strayer, Spencerville, Ohio -- 2023 Peterbilt and 2023 Wilson, “Notorious P.I.G.”
3rd: Robert Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Great Dane, “Joke’s On You”

Custom Graphics -- Bobtail

Dawson and Bobbie Taylor's 2020 Freightliner Cascadia1st: Dawson and Bobbie Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina -- 2020 Freightliner Cascadia, "Roll of the Dice"2nd: Shelle Lichti, Theodore, Alabama -- 2023 Freightliner, "The Rainbow Rider"
3rd: Eva Knelsen, Mount Elgin, Ontario -- 2021 Kenworth, "Ken Worth, Jr."

Custom Graphics -- Combo

Dylan Mercier's 2005 Mack and 2022 Wilson1st: Dylan Mercier, St. Anne, Illinois -- 2005 Mack and 2022 Wilson, “Our Fallen Heroes”2nd: Troy Baumgartner, Rowan, Iowa -- 2018 Peterbilt and 2023 Mac, “Aurora”
3rd: Andrew Worth, Winnipeg, Manitoba -- 2021 Peterbilt and 2010 Brenner

Polish and Detail -- Bobtail

Dan Brubaker's 1996 Peterbilt 3791st: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379, “Low Life”2nd: Kate Whiting, Chetek, Wisconsin -- 1973 Kenworth W900A, “Cherry Pie”
3rd: Raiko Graveran, Orlando, Florida -- 1995 Freightliner, “Little Blue”

Polish and Detail -- Combination

Zach Strayer's 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson1st: Zach Strayer, Spencerville, Ohio -- 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson, “Notorious P.I.G.”2nd: Jonathan Yohn, Reeseville, Wisconsin -- 2013 Peterbilt and 2019 Great Dane
3rd: Robert Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Great Dane, “Joke’s On You”

Interior -- OEM Sleeper -- Bobtail

Dawson and Bobbie Taylor's 2020 Freightliner Cascadia1st: Dawson and Bobbie Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina -- 2020 Freightliner Cascadia, "Roll of the Dice"2nd: Jeff Hoker, Dixon, Iowa -- 2023 Peterbilt, “Worth the Wait”
3rd: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2023 Peterbilt, “Gas Money”

Interior -- OEM Sleeper -- Combo

Zach Strayer's 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson1st: Zach Strayer, Spencerville, Ohio -- 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson, “Notorious P.I.G.”2nd: Robert Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Great Dane, “Joke’s On You”
3rd: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2019 Peterbilt and 2022 Mac

Interior -- OEM Conversion Sleeper

Ron Brubaker's 1993 Peterbilt 3791st: Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1993 Peterbilt 379, “One of a Kind”2nd: John Jaikes, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania -- 1999 Kenworth and 2006 Utility, “Only Class”
3rd: Maurice Zurliene, New Baden, Illinois -- 1982 Ford LTL9000, “Old Art”

Interior -- Custom Sleeper

Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2006 Utility1st: Daniel and Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2006 Utility, “The Goose”2nd: Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt and 2015 Great Dane, “Cowboy of the Road”
3rd: Michael and Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner and 2014 Great Dane, “Semper Fi”

Lights at Night -- Bobtail -- Theme

Fritz Littlefield's 2006 Peterbilt 3791st: Fritz Littlefield, Forest Lake, Minnesota -- 2006 Peterbilt 379, “Never Done”2nd: Eva Knelsen, Mount Elgin, Ontario -- 2021 Kenworth, “Ken Worth, Jr.”
3rd: James Nalin, Tucson, Arizona -- 2022 Freightliner, “American Patriot”

Lights at Night -- Bobtail -- Most Unique

Brian Pete's 2023 Peterbilt 3891st: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2023 Peterbilt 389, “Gas Money”2nd: Mark Lancaster, Ottumwa, Iowa -- 1967 Peterbilt, “Keepin’ It Teal”
3rd: Duane Hostetler, Wooster, Ohio -- 2015 Peterbilt, “Foxy Roxy”

Lights at Night -- Bobtail -- Overall Presentation

Aaron Copeland's 1981 Kenworth1st: Aaron Copeland, Taylorville, Illinois -- 1981 Kenworth2nd: Raiko Graveran, Orlando, Florida -- 1995 Freightliner, “Little Blue”
3rd: Blake Copeland, Taylorville, Illinois -- 1985 Peterbilt

Lights at Night -- Combo -- Theme

Zach Strayer's 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson at night1st: Zach Strayer, Spencerville, Ohio -- 2023 Peterbilt and 2023 Wilson, “Notorious P.I.G.”2nd: Douglas Prier, Dyersville, Iowa – 2022 Kenworth W900L and 2022 Wilson, “The Green Lantern”
3rd: Michael and Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner and 2014 Great Dane “Semper Fi”

Lights at Night -- Combo -- Most Unique

Robert Hallahan's 2022 Peterbilt 3891st: Robert Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Great Dane, “Joke’s On You”2nd: Daniel and Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner and 2006 Utility, “The Goose”
3rd: Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt and 2015 Great Dane, “Cowboy of the Road”

Lights at Night -- Combination -- Overall Presentation

Zach Strayer's 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson at night1st: Zach Strayer, Spencerville, Ohio -- 2023 Peterbilt and 2023 Wilson, “Notorious P.I.G.”2nd: Brian Pete, Mineral Point, Wisconsin -- 2019 Peterbilt and 2022 Mac
3rd: John Jaikes, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania -- 1999 Kenworth and 2006 Utility, “Only Class”

Best Overall Theme

Marcel Pontbriand's 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great DaneMarcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane, “Cowboy of the Road”

Trucker’s Choice

Zach Strayer's 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson1st: Zach Strayer, Spencerville, Ohio -- 2023 Peterbilt 389 and 2023 Wilson, “Notorious P.I.G.”

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