A sad day for the Rodeo world. Today, Friday, February 24; 2018 the rodeo world and specifically the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo has lost a world class cowboy, manager, teacher and mentor. Sedgwick Haynes, Co-General Manager of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo rode into the Sunset and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. While our hearts are heavy, we find comfort and peace in knowing he is at peace and free of all pain. We rejoice and celebrate a life well lived.
Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning. (Courtesy of Texas Monthly)