Valley City, ND – For Logan Sprunk, it all started with his grandpas.
Both his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Verril Sprunk and Don Watt, who has passed away, had old antique tractors that Logan enjoyed.
Verril would take his grandson to tractor shows, and at age ten, Verril and Logan went to a tractor pull in Leonard, N.D.
The boy was hooked.
“I got the bug,” he said. Verril helped his grandson begin tractor pulling with some of his old antiques, and “it ballooned from there,” Logan remembered.
The Chaffee man was one of the competitors for the Tractor Pull at the North Dakota Winter Show on March 3. He competed in four classes: the 6500 lb. improved, the 5500 lb. improved, the 4000 improved and the 3500 improved, and won the first two classes.
Each of his grandpas was a fan of a different brand of tractor. Don loved Molines (the company morphed into Minneapolis Molines), and Verrill loves John Deeres. The two tractors Sprunk used for the Tractor Pull were both Minneapolis Molines. “I always think of (Don) when I’m here,” at a pull. “The other grandpa is feeling a little left out today,” he chuckled.
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