Sunday, January 17, 2010

Conquering the World of Rodeo

One of the cowboys in the International Finals Rodeo this weekend has been deaf since birth. 24-year-old Clint Thomas is from Ranger, Georgia is one of only15 tie-down ropers in just his first year of participating in the International Professional Rodeo Association. Thomas has already locked up the Rookie of the Year honor. Not only is he the only rookie to qualify for the tie-down roping, he's in the mix for the All-Around Rookie of the Year title. Thomas apparently has it in his genes. His father, David, is a rodeo cowboy and so are his brothers, Matt and Jake.