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2016 High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals

High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals


The 4th Annual High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals, presented by Polaris took place June 9-12, 2016 at the Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City, Minnesota.

Quadna Mud Nationals

Over 2,600 attended the largest mud event in Minnesota and proved that the north loves mud too. This year’s event offered a High Lifter VIP day allowing guest to attend a day early and participate in activities reserved only for VIPs. High Lifter’s owner, Scott Smith, lead the VIP Trail ride through 40 miles of Minnesota’s beautiful trails. The group enjoyed a cook out then returned for a chance to win prizes valued over $200 plus enjoy a private barn dance with live music. The event kicked off on Friday with a weekend full of competitions, racing and exhibitions. This year offered new events, not only VIP day, but guest had a chance to win more prizes by taking a spin at the MB Quart Spin to Win Wheel. Over 250 attendees spun and won prizes from High Lifter and the vendors at the event.

Quadna Mud Nationals

The Amsoil Obstacle Course challenged competitors to a variety of whoops, rock and tire hill, a mud pit, tunnel and jump to see who brought it this year. Attendees watched as each competitor made their way through each area pushing to get the fastest time. The Arctic Cat Poker run was a big hit as guests rode between 5 spots throughout the park to see who landed the highest and lowest poker hand to take home the prize. The favorite for the kids at Quadna this year was the Big Air Tour. The Quads soared through the air performing death defying stunts during their amazing ATV Freestyle show.

Quadna Mud Nationals

The Polaris Sled Pull showed who’s bike is a beast and can pull the heaviest load and the longest distance. Those with massive power dominated and brought home the cash. The Polaris Mud Bog drew racers from all over the US and Canada a chance to race through mud pit. Mud loving fans cheered as mud for their favorite as the mud flew. Some racers flew through the thick mud like it was nothing, several struggled to make it across and a few lost out and had to be towed out of the pit.

Quadna Mud Nationals

Polaris, Arctic Cat, Can-Am and CF Moto were also in attendance showing off their new ATVs and UTVs.

Obstacle Course

1st Place Steve Olson
2nd Place Bill Ford
3rd Place Scott Jace

Polaris Mud Bog

Lite Class

1st Place Brandon Gaudet
2nd Place Rocket Dog
3nd Place Ann Stalsky   

Bogger 1 Class

1st Place Adam Schumaker ;
2nd Place Mike Poolman
3rd Place Tony Martin

Bogger 2 Class

1st Place Mitch Johnson
2nd Place     Adrian Bengston
3rd Place Josh Boyd

Pro “A” Class

1st Place Nick Zastrow
2nd Place Chad Lueck
3rd Place Bill Ford

Pro “B” Class

1st Place Paige Zastrow
2nd Place Tyler Graff
3rd Place Anne Kotula

Open Class

1st Place Scott Waldo
2nd Place Chad Lueck
3rd Place Tyler Graff

Women’s Class

1st Place Paige Zastrow
2nd Place KC Zastrow
3rd Place Anne Kotula

RUV Class

1st Place Nate Sletten
2nd Place JD Krezman
3rd Place Zack Eaton

Amsoil Sled Pull Challenge

0-500 cc

1st Place Rocket Dog
2nd Place Michael Scoff
3rd Place Larry Folstad

501 – 799 cc

1st Place Matt Glidden
2nd Place Scott Staples

800 – 1000 cc

1st Place Curtiss Saurtiff
2nd Place John Champa
3rd Place Todd Schorr


1st Place Nate Sletten
2nd Place Steven Olson
3rd Place Mike Scholf

Poker Run

High Hand Angie Folstad
Low Hand Randy Mossong

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About High Lifter Products

High Lifter Products, Inc. has been leading the industry in the development and marketing of unique, after-market accessories for UTVs and ATVs since 1996.  Originally a one-man, hobby, High Lifter has since grown into a multi-million dollar corporation, operating a 27,700 square foot facility housing a retail showroom, warehouse, and performance shop.

Based in Shreveport, Louisiana High Lifter has earned a reputation for product development and collaborations with several OEMs that greatly enhance utility and performance for customers in the ATV market.  High Lifter is well known within its niche market for the creation of the largest outdoor, mud-riding venue in the country. High Lifter plays host to tens of thousands of ATV/UTV  riders from all over the globe each year at its annual Mud Nationals event in Jacksonville, Texas.

High Lifter fans and customers know where to go for the best information, products and value. A comprehensive product catalog can be found at the company website, where visitors can also get the latest information, browse photo galleries, and participate in High Lifter’s popular online forum. Or, check out the latest from High Lifter

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