Braxten Nielson: “Riding a bucking horse is like putting your hand in a vise grip attached to a car”


Jessop’s Journal Entry

By Doug Jessop, ABC4 News

Everyone has a story. Stories have power. They help us understand each other. In this entry into Jessop’s Journal I sat down with a rodeo rider that epitomizes the word “tough”. Braxten Nielsen shares an inspiration story of triumphing over trials.

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Here are these week’s Internet Treasure Hunt questions:

* What happened to Braxten on August 31, 2017?

* Braxten told me riding a bucking bull is “like a dance.” What did he say riding a bareback horse is like?

*What does it mean to be “tough”?

With another entry into Jessop ‘s Journal, I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News. 

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