Diamond E Bucking Bulls was proud to present the 2nd Annual LCpl Hunter “HD” Hogan Memorial Bull Riding Challenge, July 19th and 20th, at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. JMS was proud to honor the memory of HD, a true hero, who gave his life on June 23, 2012, while serving his country in Afghanistan. This was Diamond E’s third annual event at Junction Motor Speedway. Mutton Bustin’ began at 7pm Saturday night and saw 32 young cowpokes giving it their all to make it to the 4 second mark. Bull riding action kicked off at 8pm with night number one proving to be a tough one for Ty Dugdale. After a tough yet brief ride in his second round, Ty was kicked back into the chute where the bucking bull came thundering down on him. The amazing work of the bull fighters came to the rescue of the injured rider and got the bull away quickly. After an ambulance ride to York and subsequent helicopter ride onto Lincoln, it was found out he has 2 broken ribs, a lacerated liver and a partially collapsed lung. Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. The events included free drawings, and a 50/50 cash raffle benefiting the Hunter “HD” Hogan Memorial Rodeo Scholarship Fund. And of course, true to Diamond E’s commitment to family entertainment, they brought back our Saturday feature again this year…the “McCool Mini-Bulls,” which is a junior riding event for kids 14 and under. “McCool Mini-Bulls” is a sanctioned event for aspiring young bull riders who battle against bucking bulls…the only difference is these bucking bulls are all under 48 inches tall! Thank you to all those that came out to support the cause and honor HD, a true american hero.
More details to follow as the event draws near. Tickets are on sale now and can be picked up locally at Junction Motor Speedway, the JMS office at Friesen Chevrolet in Sutton, Kerry’s Restaurant in McCool, Western Edge stores in York and Grand Island.
For pictures of the event, check out our facebook page or look up Connie Jurgens on facebook for a complete collection of the 2013 edition of the Hunter “HD” Hogan Memorial Bull Riding Challenge.
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