Quarterback Carson Wentz is always looking to accomplish more professionally and personally. However, his off-field aspirations didn’t take full-form until he was invited on a hunting trip during his freshman year of college. He’s hardly wanted to be back indoors since.
Today, Carson has fulfilled his dream of owning property and personalizing it to his passions. Project after project keeps him busy in the off-season, and he’s tackling those jobs with Bobcat equipment. Get to know Carson Wentz:
Have you always been interested in Bobcat equipment?
Carson Wentz: Growing up, I was definitely a city kid from Bismarck. So, work on the farm, working outdoors, all of those things were pretty foreign to me. I was all about school and sports and video games and going to the park. I didn’t really get familiar with the outdoors until college.
I knew what the Bobcat brand was; I saw the equipment, but I never operated or knew how to use it. But, during my freshman year in college, I came home over Christmas break and went pheasant hunting with two of my best friends. I couldn’t hit a bird – I was terrible – but I had an absolute blast. From then on, I started duck hunting and really getting into everything outdoors. I fell in love with every aspect of it; from bow hunting to duck hunting to dog training and just learning as I went. It’s been a fun journey and something that I’ll cherish forever.
Today, I have my own property, my own land, and being able to utilize the amazing equipment Bobcat has to help do the work on farms is really something. It’s been cool to see how much different Bobcat equipment meant to me as a kid to what I really cherish and enjoy now.
How did growing up in North Dakota impact you?
Carson Wentz: Growing up in North Dakota helped me tremendously to be in the position that I am; I think the kind of hard work, the work ethics and the values I learned, especially. A lot of those things that I learned growing up, being surrounded by those people and the communities that I was in, has really made me who I am.
What do you think of when you think of Bobcat equipment?
Carson Wentz: When I think of Bobcat equipment, I think of reliability. I think of hard work. I think of getting the tough jobs done. Ultimately, you’re going to be able to work with Bobcat equipment and get the work done at the end of the day. The equipment is really effective for me, especially since I don’t have a lot of free time. When I want to get something done, I want it to be efficient – I want it to work – and Bobcat equipment has always been reliable for me.
What have you done with your property so far?
Carson Wentz: The property is kind of a blank slate, and that’s something I’ve definitely enjoyed since purchasing the land. I’ve been putting in roads and gravel paths. I put in a gun range with a big dirt mound back-up, and we do a lot of food plots for deer hunting. We really do anything and everything that we can think of, and I work on it almost every off-season. It’s always: What’s the next project? What do we need? What do we want to do? Those are just a few of the things that we’ve enjoyed doing and to be able to have Bobcat on our side to accomplish anything that we’re looking to have done and do it right here in our own backyard is pretty cool.
Why are you excited about having one of the new Bobcat compact tractors?
Carson Wentz: What excites me the most about having the Bobcat tractor and the attachments and implements is using it for all the different projects that we have going on at our properties. Sometimes, I think I drive my wife crazy because I always want to do another project or I want to go outside and get something done; from putting in gravel driveways and gravel paths, to leveling out the grass field in the back, to putting in food plots for deer and just about anything else you can think of. We’ve even got a hay field out back that we’re able to cut patterns in if we want to make it a maze. We can do whatever we want because we have a Bobcat tractor to do it and that gets me really excited for the future.
Why is dependability and reliability so important to you?
Carson Wentz: Well, when I think of Bobcat, I know how tough the equipment is. I love it because I want to get the job done. I don’t care if it’s super-hot outside or it’s cold and snowing, or if it’s raining. It doesn’t matter if it’s a muddy field or if it’s a dry field, I want to get the work done. For me it’s third downs – third and goal. I’m going to do everything I can to get in the end zone and the same thing applies to the equipment I use. No matter what the circumstances or the situation, we want to get the job done. I want to have something that’s tough, durable, reliable and can be put through the ringer and still perform. It’s something that I definitely look for and value in a piece of equipment. And that’s something that you get with Bobcat.
Why did you want to partner with Bobcat?
Carson Wentz: I wanted to partner and work with Bobcat knowing the values that they have as a North Dakota-based company. I know that at the end of the day, we understand each other. Bobcat understands my values and who I am as a person. In turn, I understand who they are as a company. Anybody from North Dakota knows that “North Dakota Nice” is how we always describe it, so wanting to partner with Bobcat has been a no brainer for me.
Visit www.bobcat.com/wentz to learn more about our partnership with Carson and all the work he’s getting done with his Bobcat compact tractor.