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It was a tough day Tuesday for Greenville’s Trever Mann. Pulling in the 4WD Diesel Class, Mann was
having issues with his kill switch, forcing him into a sixth place finish. Mann pulled with a heavy heart in
memory of his late grandmother, Linda Miller. CNO Photos by George Starks
 
Grandmother is his inspiration
Mann pulls with a heavy heart
By George Starks

GREENVILLE- “Here we go.”

Every time Trever Mann gets ready to pull, he says these words to his late grandmother, Linda Miller.

A 2014 graduate of Greenville High School, Trever Mann started pulling almost a year ago.

Recently, his grandmother passed away and she is always with him in his heart and in his mind when he hooks to the pulling sled.

“She had a saying for me and a friend of mine (Dakota Finkbine) to quit doing stupid s**t. When we decided to do this, that was the first thing she would tell us,” said Mann. “She was always giving us a hard time about things but she was always there for us and pushing us.”

Even though Miller was able to watch her boys pull, Mann does it in her memory but it was Miller that inspired him to do it.

“She (Miller) thought I was stupid for doing this. She said it was just a big money pit,” said Mann. “When I finally told her I was going to do this, she was the first person there, pushing me to be the best I could be.”

“She was my biggest supporter and my biggest fan,” said Mann with tears in his eyes. “It was just awesome to have that kind of support. She was just awesome. She’s my driving force. ”

Running fourth in his class, Mann had trouble with his kill switch, preventing him from making a pull of any great distance.

I had a rough day today,” said Mann. “I had to put a gallon of oil in the truck every time I went out but I pulled. I finally got the leak fixed and now it’s all been good until today. The kill switch is an easy fix so I’ll be back and will be ready to go for the Labor Day pull in Palestine.”

Being close to the end of the season, Mann still holds out hope to be in the running in the points chase by years end.”

I just need to come out and finish strong,” said Mann. “I have my biggest supporters, my mom and dad, there with me, helping me all the time.”

Win, lose or draw, Mann is having fun.

“I love being out here spending time with my family and friends, having fun,” he said. “This sport is so unpredictable but I love it.”

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Trever Mann stands with his truck, Night Watch, at the Great Darke County Fair.
 

 
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