Over the last four months, I’ve been blessed to work numerous events spread out from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma.
I’ve had the opportunity to tell stories of dozens of people. I’ve worked some of the noted events in the game, from ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Dodge City Roundup Rodeo to rodeo of the year nominee Lea County (N.M.) Fair and Rodeo to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. It is a true honor that I get to report the first world championship of the season.
I’ve also written about great animal athletes, from barrel racing mounts to a reserve world champion bucking horse, and it reminds me that there are so many variables that go into our game of rodeo.
This week, you’ve seen some of the labor I’ve been working on for several weeks with the advance pieces for several contestants as they prepare for the world championship, the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Over the coming days, I plan to spend quality time with my girls before I leave for my two-week stretch in Las Vegas.
Until next week, the posts on TwisTED Rodeo will be sporadic, but I hope you keep checking back. Take a look back at some of the many stories that have been published – more than 1,800 since this site was launched three years ago. Take your time and enjoy looking back, then get ready for all the excitement that’s about to happen in Las Vegas.
This is a great time of year. It’s Thanksgiving, and I’m so thankful for the love of my family and for their support in allowing me to live my dreams. Now is the time I spend the time to show them that.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.