Straight Talk with the Commissioner currently available
Commissioner Karl Stressman will probably do routine video reports on Prorodeo.com, known as Straight Speak with the Commissioner, as a part of his continuing effort to increase communication with members and lovers. The movie is available on the PRCA's home page, and every report will be stored and remain easily available on RodeoUp.Com -- the official movie website of ProRodeo. The accounts have been generated by PRCA Properties. The initial record, which went online now, includes video of this newest Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Prove at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, the July 11 induction service, the newest Mobile Merchandise initiative, the ProRodeo FanZone and a whole lot more.
Straight Talk with the Commissioner is soliciting inquiries from members, fans and media via a new email address devoted for this job: TalktoKarl@prorodeo.com
Dr. Tandy Freeman of Dallas performed operation on the cowboys to fix torn labrums along with other structural damage. Chapman, a five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, is expected to miss the remainder of the year because he rehabilitates his shoulder. The operation also fixed a torn biceps muscle in Chapman's arm.
Walls, a two-time Wrangler NFR tie-down roper (1998, 2002), had a torn labrum and joint injury in his left shoulder and picked for operation after attempting to rope together with the pain for weeks. He hopes to miss a few months and he could return for a October rodeos.
Friends step ahead to assist injured bull rider Littlejohn
Four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Chris Littlejohn is undergoing therapy in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center at Mt. Vernon, Mo., to recuperate from a badly bruised spine endured during a bull-riding occasion June 20 at Odessa, Mo..
Although the injury generated a few paralysis, the 36-year-old Tulsa, Okla., cowboy is reporting some progress throughout the rehabilitation process and contains some sense in his lower extremities.
Friends have banded together to create a fund which will be utilized for the enormous expenses of his comeback -- just one Littlejohn expects empowers him to go back to the game he loves. Even though a permanent site has been set, a temporary address to send gifts is your Chris Littlejohn Medical Fund, P.O. Box 663, Maryville, MO 64468.
MRI reveals Fulton doesn't have tumor regrowth
A July 22 MRI demonstrated that PRCA all-around hand Brian Fulton of Valentine, Neb., has experienced no receptor re-growth and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from another operation to remove cancerous growths out of his brain.
Fulton will therapy a couple of times every week, and physicians are projecting another six months prior to his mind completely heals.
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As the scholarship program started in 1983, Rodeo Austin has given over $4.2 million in scholarships to over 2,000 Texas pupils.