CALGARY, Alberta — A pair of mishaps are in the No.1 spot on the 2017 countdown of worst wrecks.
The first one comes from the Ranchman’s Renegades Charity Bullbustin’ which is sanctioned by the PBR and takes place three consecutive days prior to the Calgary Stampede. It’s held in the parking lot behind Ranchman’s in Calgary and is one of the coolest events of the summer.
Taking place at the bar, it’s a riders favorite too. Ranchman’s ranks right up there with the places I’ve had the most fun at and easily ranks No.1 in the “places I’ve consumed the most liquor.”
North Carolina’s Josh Faircloth couldn’t quite kill the pain of this wreck with the liquor. He would break his leg in this out at the Ranchman’s PBR.
Kudos have to go out to the fans in the stands at Ranchman’s, the Bullbustin’ crew of Cody and Rhonda Snyder along with Wendy Daniels and the new ownership group at Ranchman’s for their support. A benefit auction would take place on the third day of bull riding during the calcutta raising money for Faircloth after the injury.
Those who may have been curious about Josh’s situation would be pleased to hear he most recently competed in Kearney, Nebraska on December 16th. Thanks to our pal, and fellow North Carolinian, Luke Kaufman for that update.
The final wreck for 2017 was this one of Todd Chotowetz in Medicine Hat. In 2018 I’m planning better since I forgot about this one until Todd reminded me the other day.
This was one of the first rodeos of 2017 but I want to congratulate Todd on qualifying for his first Canadian Finals Rodeo this year. Here’s to getting back there again in 2018 and your continued success pal!
That wraps up the worst wrecks this year except for the fact that Fabian Dueck got hung up into his hand on New Year’s Eve. I’m not sure how this happened but it was outright nasty.
Thank you all for following along this year! Stay tuned later today for the story of the biggest moment in 2017.