Couple’s time: Cathy and David Logosz of Dickinson inducted into the NDSSA Hall of FameBeing the first to do something is a tip of the hat, for Cathy and David Logosz, it’s just a part of their lives.
By: Royal McGregor, The Dickinson Press
Being the first to do something is a tip of the hat, for Cathy and David Logosz, it’s just a part of their lives.
The Logosz will be the first residents of Dickinson to be inducted into the North Dakota Shooting Sports Association Hall of Fame on Feb. 4 in Grand Forks.
“It’s a humbling experience,” Cathy said. “It’s an honor to be inducted and certain humbling to be recognized by our peers.”
Cathy and David have been married for 34 years and both of them said it’s a honor to be inducted together.
“I’m extremely proud of all the stuff that she has done for the local club,” David said. “She promotes her lady’s firearm safety class. She’s helped with the friends of the NRA banquet for 20 years. She’s been a club secretary and a club officer for 30 years.”
Though they are both being inducted, Cathy immediately gave credit to her husband.
“That’s really why I’m involved in the shooting sports, firearms and instruction as well,” she said. “If it wasn’t for Dave, I wouldn’t be in any of those.”
The couple has been Friends of the National Rifle Association for the past 20 years. Getting the chance to be the first people inducted from Dickinson was a surprise.
“I guess it just goes to show our dedication and what we believe in as far as being involved in sports that we love,” Cathy said. “Hunting, competition shooting and the education side of things that we are both involved in. It’s kind of our way of giving back to the community.”
The couple has traveled around the United States and over international waters to compete in shooting championship. David said first favorite so far was in Phoenix. They’ve also been to Fort Stockton, Texas, Tennessee and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
“We’ve been to at least 30 national and international championships,” David said. “Through going to all of these matches, we’ve met so many people. After years and years of meeting each other, we’ve become like a family.”
Cathy’s most memorable experience was on safari in Africa. She brought home three trophy animals — a kudu, gemsbok and a wildebeest. For Cathy, the trip was unforgettable.
“I think everybody should have the chance to see that part of the world,” Cathy said. “Whether you are going there for the sport of hunting or whether you are there on a photographic safari. It’s an awesome experience for anyone.”
Though she does enjoy pheasant and deer hunting with her husband, David has had his eye set on taking a trip to Africa one day.
“It’s something that I’ve always dreamed about,” David said. “I know someday I’ll make it to Africa.”
Being honored is one thing, but David said they are just doing something they both love. That’s all the recognition needed.
“Anyone can excel in anything if they try hard enough,” David said. “If you put your heart in it, you will excel and maybe someday you will be recognized for the achievements you’ve made to the sport that you love so much.”