10JULY10 Isanti Rodeo
Sue and I attended the The 34th annual Isanti Firefighters PRCA Rodeo. It was an excellent show including Bare Back, Bucking Broncos, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. We had a great night at the well attended event and the weather couldn’t have been better. It was a wonderful date reminiscent of our early years together as we would go to the once big rodeo in South St. Paul.
The Isanti, MN, fire department hosts this annual event. They use it to to raise additional monies to enhance fire/rescue protection services to the community. It is also an affordable event and family friendly. After the rodeo is a dance and the band Six Wheel Drive was the entertainment on the Saturday night that we attended. We did not stay for the band or dance.
One moment had the crowd in a collective gasp as a bull rider from Anoka, Mn, was thrown from the bull. Although the bull missed the cowboy as it’s hoofs slammed to the ground, the man wasn’t so lucky as he was struck in the head when the bull immediately bucked again. He got to his feet and staggered a bit and went back to his knees as a couple of other men reached him to assist him out of the ring. He looked to be out on his feet as they headed to the side rail and he was moving his feet again as they headed toward the gate. He walked past the ambulance, but I am sure they were keeping an eye on him for a while in the back area.
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