Thursday, March 12, 2020
Former NTPA GN Champion Rod Deck has died
It is our sad duty to inform you of the passing on Tuesday, March 10 of Rod Deck, 65, of Winside, Nebraska, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Deck was a two-time Grand National champion and earned multiple Regional National titles, all in the Super Farm division with his "Dream On" Case IH. He was also the father of past GN SF champion and current Limited Pro Stock competitor Bryan Deck ("One Bad Apple"). Mr. Deck began his career in agriculture at age 14 with his own dairy herd. Later, he and Bryan together operated Circle D Farms, which raises 5,000 irrigated acres of corn and soybeans.
Health concerns led Mr. Deck to back away from committing to the full circuit entering 2018, but he still traveled across the country for occasional GN appearances and won three times in Iowa to clinch Region V. In 2019, in what would prove to be his final season of competition, he won his fourth and fifth national titles in four years by claiming both Regions III and V and topped the RN field to earn his third Enderle Pull-Off victory.
Mr. Deck is survived by Michelle, Melissa, Bryan and his wife Connie, and their children Justin, Anna, and Ryan.
The whole pullingworld.com team also wishes the whole family a lot of strength to cope with this terrible loss.