For one of my first features in Wyoming, I went to Cheyenne Frontier Days, the country’s largest rodeo. I was curious about rodeo culture, and how riders managed to maintain their livelihood while constantly sustaining injuries. Riders have become knowledgeable about treating and preventing joint and muscle injury. I contributed this story to an episode of Open Spaces that won a PRNDI award for Best News/Public Affairs Program.
“In late July, cowboys from around the world flocked to Cheyenne for Frontier Days rodeo. The event is the pride of the city, but it’s also one of the many dangerous gigs on a rodeo cowboy’s busy summer circuit. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez talked with the athletes about how they stay ready for rough riding day after day.”