For cowboys, Christmas can come anytime of the year, and that’s exactly what happened to one of my favorite Yellowstone Country cowboys, Al Schultz, and his roping partner Mark Aragon. And Cody couldn’t be more proud.
The two won a world team roping championship in Las Vegas early in December, and they split a purse in the staggering amount of $240,000. Christmas definitely came early for these two cowboys.
For those of you who know something about the world of rodeo – and here in the home of the Cody Nite Rodeo, most of us do – the competitive spirit of the professional cowboy is sometimes as big as his Stetson. But for Al and Mark, the competition they won was one for which they didn’t think they even had a shot. As my pal Lew Freedman wrote in the Cody Enterprise: “Coming into Vegas it seemed they had the same chance of winning as they did capturing the World Series of Poker.”
But the roping gods were aligned during the competition, and the two roped spectacularly. On the first day, Al Read More