With the 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association season in full swing there are some major story lines already developing early on. Some of the stories involve fantastic consecutive wins that start some contestants off the right way while some of the stories that are developing involve pure heartache for a certain fan favorite rodeo cowboy that still is suffering from injuries sustained in 2014 that are preventing him from returning to the arena to make a run at the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
PRCA Bareback Rider Chase Erickson
This rodeo cowboy loves his home state of Montana and it must give him a little extra incentive to win while riding in front of his home state fans. On January 18th Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association bareback rider Chase Erickson won the event at the famous RAM Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, which gives him his third consecutive win at the event, and only sets this cowboy up for great things in the upcoming 2015 season.
With Erickson getting a boost and loving the life he lives in his home state of Montana he could make a run at making his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2015. In 2013 he barely missed out on performing in Las Vegas by claiming the 22nd place spot in the World Standings. Things slid downhill a little bit for him in 2014 with a 39th place finish but that did nothing but motivate this great cowboy to give it all in 2015 to obtain his goal of making it to the big show inside the Thomas & Mack Arena.
PRCA Bareback Rider Casey Colletti
Casey Colletti has always been a favorite among loyal PRCA fans, not only at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, but around the country as well. Ever since he made his first appearance at the event in Las Vegas he has strived to make it an every year event to be a part of. Making three consecutive WNFRs from 2011 to 2013 he has had some major medical issues that sidelined him for the second half of the 2014 season and threaten to sideline this cowboy again for the 2015 season. Colletti suffered a spinal cord injury in the middle of last year that has not fully healed and he says it will be about this time in 2016 that he expects to be able to compete again inside of a rodeo arena. We all wish him the best of luck and look forward to seeing him at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo again in the near future.
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