In Griffin's case, the event wasn't PBR sanctioned but Ty Murray said this, "I've lost friends in this sport, and danger is what makes the sport so intriguing, not just to the fans, but to the riders. Learning how to do a sport this dangerous is a true test of an athlete, in body, mind and spirit. We send our sincere condolences to Josh's family." Funeral arrangements are being handled by Cason Monk Metcalf Funeral Home in Nacogdoches.
Bobby Welsh, Chance's friend and fellow PRCA bull rider said, "Me and Chance are running mates and we're believers in God and we know that His Word triumphs over all. Being behind him and being a believer, I'm not worried about it because the best care he can be in is God's, and that's the care he's in. He's going to be just fine." Here at About Rodeo we wish Chance a full recovery and will be praying for both fine young men.
This sport is dangerous folks, it's not a game. Let's support these cowboys and their families in their time of need with prayers and kind words. (Information provided courtesy of the PRCA and the PBR.)