Luck of the draw

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Bareback rider Matt Bright made his big return to the arena Thursday night at RodeoAustin.

Matt Bright
Matt Bright

It was the first time since he suffered a broken back at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three and a half months ago. Bright, a Tennessean who now lives in Azle, Texas, scored 73 points on the first of two rides in the Texas capital city.

It wasn’t the glorious comeback he’d envisioned; Bright had hoped the blind draw that matches the cowboy with the bucking stock would’ve teamed him with one of the many outstanding horses in the pen.

But Bright still has a great sense of humor about it.

“Guess I should have taken an art class in my time off to learn to draw better,” he wrote on Facebook.


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