July 16, 2012
Johnson County Pro Bull Riding 2012
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It’s that time again when those brave souls don their boots and cowboy hats and get ready for the longest 8 seconds of their life.
A moment of prayer before the riding
Just before the first ride
Hold on for your life
Just a little airtime
Denny Fitzpatrick got a rough deal on Thursday night. As he was riding the bull he got thrown off. As he hit the ground his helmet flew off. This is where things took a turn for the worse. While he was falling the bull turned on him and hit him dead on in the chest and bucked up to his face. He stumbled over to the fence before falling over. Paramedics rushed to his side to check on him.
Denny Fitzpatrick being carried to the ambulance after his encounter with the bull. He suffered shattered cheekbones and a broken nose.
Just after getting thrown off his bull, this rider takes refuge on the fence and looks out into the arena to see if it’s safe.