Winter Sports Spectacular: Tractor Pulling

By Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 02/13 2014 12:07PM

Updated 02/14 2014 04:59PM

ASHLAND -- A sport you won't see in the Winter Games, or Summer Games, is tractor pulling. But, it's got people of all ages hooked here in the Midwest.

The point of tractor pulling is to pull a sled as far as you can with your tractor. Kaleb Dial is a junior at Glenwood High School. Last year, he earned the title Rookie of the Year in the sport.

It's something his grandpa did when he was young. As soon as Dial was old enough, he wanted to give it a try. He says he was nervous when he first started, but now loves the feeling he gets when he's sitting in the tractor.

Dial's tractor just got a new paint job during the off-season. He named it Bad Situation. It's pretty intimidating.

Different classes pull different weighted sleds. Dial says he pulls one weighing between 60,000 - 80,000 pounds. It's not something he'll be giving up anytime soon.

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