Former San Angelo Rodeo performers return


SAN ANGELO, Texas – The final three rodeo performances and cinch chute-out take place starting Wednesday, and while San Angelo is home to a lot of rodeo fans it’s also home to a number of retired professional rodeo competitors.

This includes former bareback and saddle bronc rider Wacey Cody who said, “A dear friend I met in college was competing the other night, and I came to help him pull his rig and watch him ride. I was excited to see my friend that I hadn’t seen for two years, but I’d have been just as kosher meeting him at Denny’s.”

Cody continues, “There’s a certain desire. But I’d have been just as kosher meeting him at Denny’s. I think when you’re back at a rodeo to start competing again for me anyway. And yet I know when, if you only want to get on a bucking horse, when you’re around your buddies that are still riding bucking horses, that’s not the reason you need to be getting on bucking horses.”

A bittersweet accounts from two former performers in the video above.

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