Mike Johnson won the famous Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California in mid-October. The rodeo has been taking place at the Cow Palace since 1941 and is the only rodeo in California that is still connected to a livestock exhibition. The livestock exhibit boats more than 1,500 exhibitors – children and adults. The rodeo features traditional events such as bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bull riding and barrel racing.
Mike continued his winning streak by taking first at the 12th Annual Tom Thumb Texas Stampede Rodeo in early November. The rodeo is held at the Allen Event Center. This world-class rodeo featured three performances of rodeo competition.
Sherrylynn, still on the hunt for a horse, borrowed a horse from a friend to run in Texas. The horse failed to stop at the out gate and hit it. Sherrylynn came off the horse and into the gate. The horse needed only a few stitches and Sherrylynn had a concussion and assorted bruises. In typical Johnson fashion, she’s doing fine. A 14-year old girl usually rides the horse. The girl and the horse have since won a race together.
After Texas, Mike flew to the Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo in California and won that as well! This rodeo was started in 1985 and has donated nearly $2 million to special children in need in the greater San Gabriel Valley area.
Check back to see if Mike’s winning streak continues and what his standings are so far.
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