This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Saving Lives In The Toughest Sport On Dirt

964 words - 4 pages

“Being strapped on the back of a thousand pound bull sure isn’t easy, but boy is it fun”, fourteen year old amateur bull rider, Cullen Wise, shares his opinion of the sport he enjoys mostly every weekend. Unlike many of the riders he competes with, Cullen’s parents require him to wear all the protective gear available to bull riders: Kevlar vest, Chaps, a leather glove, a mouthpiece, and a helmet. While wearing the available protective gear may seem like an obvious and safe thing to do, many of the bull riders around the world tend to ignore the fact that wearing a helmet can save their lives in an instant. While many rodeo organizations require protective gear, very few require the use of a ...view middle of the document...

The cowboys aren’t required to wear a helmet so they don’t; it’s as simple as that. Some cowboys say that if it isn’t required, then it can’t help me that much. J. B. Mauney, 2013 Professional Bull Riding World Champion, gave his response in an interview about his reasoning in not wearing a helmet, “That helmet made me feel like I couldn't control my head as good, and as soon as I took it off last year, I went to riding good. I felt a lot better. It went in the garbage. It's not the smartest decision I ever made, but...” (Luscombe, 60). This same statement is echoed at rodeos across the nation. The cowboys say that they cannot ride a bull as well while wearing a helmet. These are also the same cowboys that at every event will be seen dizzily running around the arena after taking a serious blow to the face or head.
If a bull rider were to never get on a bull without a helmet the helmet would not affect their riding. Wearing a helmet from their first bull ride to their last would make it another part of their body. In the State of Texas, rodeo is a very common sport. Most middle and high schools have a rodeo program. On June 19, 2009, a law was passed making it illegal for a person under the age of 18 to ride a bull without a helmet and vest (Health and Safety Code 768). The cowboys who say wearing a helmet isn’t the cowboy way or don’t think it’s that important should take note of those that came before them.
Brent Thurman was a professional bull rider that was competing at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, when after falling off his bull it stepped on his head. Thurman never regained consciousness after...

Find Another Essay On Saving Lives in the Toughest Sport on Dirt

On the Natural: Human Tendency for the Eradication of Dirt

1661 words - 7 pages something in itself clearly unfit for the ordered world described by Bauman. Though Spiegelman clearly does not sympathize for the Nazis in their view of the Jews as dirt, he does seemingly recognize the validity of Bauman’s argument. Humans have a natural desire to eliminate dirt from their lives. These two authors together propose – again unintentionally – that it may not be as unnatural as it seems at first for a human to be pitted against

The impact of alcohol advertising in sport on Teenagers

1304 words - 6 pages Monash University published a report in the start of 2013 called As a matter of fact, I’ve got it now’: alcohol advertising and sport. In the authors report he showed how in 2009, two of the world’s largest alcohol producers, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, spent approximately $350 million and $212 million, respectively, on television advertising during US sporting events alone. That’s a combined total of $562m and $22m more that was spent in

And the Magic Lives On

879 words - 4 pages , motion pictures, media networks, and consumer products. Walter E. Disney, a cartoonist, an entertainer, a director, but overall an entrepreneur, soared his way to the top from living out of his art studio in Kansas to owning Walt Disney Company which is now worth over 42 billion dollars. Walt Disney was born on December 5th 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. His father was Elias Disney, an Irish-Canadian, and his mother was Flora Call Disney a German


1070 words - 5 pages assist in character development. Sport can be employed to encourage transformation lives with certain attitudes of public politics as: 1. start sport in basic education; 2. encouragement of research and university sports leagues or support and appreciation of physical education professionals; 3. infrastructure and management by private clubs in the hiring of young athletes so that they can continue with their studies. Sport serves as a way of


778 words - 3 pages assist in character development. Sport can be employed to encourage transformation lives with certain attitudes of public politics as: 1. start sport in basic education; 2. encouragement of research and university sports leagues or support and appreciation of physical education professionals; 3. infrastructure and management by private clubs in the hiring of young athletes so that they can continue with their studies. Sport serves as a way of

The Issues of Women in Sport

1141 words - 5 pages race. When people of color are successful athletes, their success reflects their race rather than their ability (Cohen, 291.) Girls and women who excel in sport are threats to a gender system that insists on unequal social constructions of womanhood and manhood. Women are perceived as an imitation of the real thing and are treated as second class citizens. Women and girls in sport are often called lesbians or dykes to deny them the equal

The dominance of black athletes in Sport

1207 words - 5 pages . Coakley sport in society 1986) Whether the history of black participation in sport can ever be regained is debatable; in the case of males it has been blurred by traditions in racism. (J.Coakley 1986)Desegregation at the level of professional sport is a phenomenon that has been illegal since 1954. People of African descent remain represented in professional sports in America, especially track and Field events such as sprinting. There is no

The Use of Diuretics in Sport

2408 words - 10 pages performance-enhancing drugs. This is unfortunately has become the scourge of modern sport, and their use to gain advantages in competition is on the increase. (Barroso et al., 2008). Although abuse of diuretics occurs in sport, diuretics were initially developed to treat many conditions in medicine. Traditionally their medicinal purposes include the treatment of many disorders and illnesses, for example hypertension (high blood pressure), heart

Sport Psychology in the Film "Coach Carter"

1824 words - 7 pages put his players on individual contracts.A significant sport psychology technique used is motivation. In the film, Coach Carter implements both extrinsic and negative motivation. Extrinsic motivation is the desire to perform well, being prompted by external or outside forces. Coach Carter asks some attractive young girls if they would go to the library while the boys are learning. This is their reward for studying hard while another extrinsic

The Role of Sport In Jamaica

640 words - 3 pages teams have, on several occasions, taken the top 3 positions in the 4x400 relays for high school boys. Some major sports that is still in Jamaica history are the following: cricket, we have been made proud by the achievements of George Headley, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Jeffrey Dujon, Lawrence Rowe, Allan Rae, Maurice Foster, Jimmy Adams, Robert Samuels. Next was Football our torch was carried abroad by Lindy Delapenha, the first Jamaican to

The Effects of Media on Our Lives

1475 words - 6 pages The Effects of Media on Our Lives Social Scientists say that the average American watches too much television and plays too many video games. I would agree with this, because in high school that is all I did, but not so much for me anymore. Back when I was in high school that is all I did. Watch television, play Nintendo, hang out with my friends. However, now that I am in college, I have had to change my ways. It helps a lot that I don't

Similar Essays

Saving Lives Buy Using The Atomic Bomb On Japan

2465 words - 10 pages During the crucial days and weeks in the summer of 1945, American officials from President Harry S. Truman on down, sought out a strategy to save as many U.S. soldiers and sailors lives as possible. As one may well imagine, these officials were willing to use almost any measure to end what had become a fight to the finish against the forces of Imperial Japan. The Germans forced America into manufacturing an atomic bomb that would change the

Saving Lives In "Traveling Through The Dark" By William Stafford

802 words - 3 pages Saving Lives The most wonderful thing in the world is being able to save the life of another. Some people have this chance and some people do not. The people that have not had the chance might have never been in a situation to save a person's or thing's life. Some people might have been in a situation to have saved someone or something and not chosen to act on it. The situation can be unnoticeable and you would have to think about it and

Saving Lives. The American Red Cross Story

1596 words - 7 pages Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood? Where does that blood come from? The American Red Cross, is a nonprofit humanitarian organization. It assists with disaster relief and provides emergency services to those in need. The American Red Cross has been around for aver 100 years and has come a long way in the process. The American Red Cross was founded on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton. In the late 1850’s

Keeping The Drinking Age At 21 And Saving Some Lives

2233 words - 9 pages and memory is still developing, thus consuming alcohol can have dire long-term effects on our learning abilities. The national minimum age of 21 was first enacted to prevent alcohol-related traffic fatalities, and research has proven that it has been successful in saving young lives. Our health is important for being productive, active, and living a long life. Young people in high school need to be active and focused on their academic performance