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Outlaw Bull Rider – Colt Hensel
RodeoChat: Bull Riders.. The rock stars of Rodeo. Do you think that statement seems fitting in today’s industry?
Colt Hensel: No not necessarily. Lol.. I know just as many steerdoggers/barebackriders/bronc riders that seem to fit that profile 🙂
RodeoChat: Fair Enough. So what sparked the bull riding vain in your body that said “Hey take a risk and ride bulls” ?
Colt Hensel: Growing up riding horses and watching rodeos. I loved it, even though my family doesn’t rodeo. We had a small ranch/farm and I was always getting on anything that would buck..
RodeoChat: Was bull riding the first rodeo event you tried or did you try another event first?
Colt Hensel: It was my first, I was fifteen. Borrowed my moms car and drove to Troy Meeches (MNStockContractor) place to ride practice bulls.
RodeoChat: So tell us.. Colt What was it like getting on your first bull for the first time?
Colt Hensel: Well lil bit of a blur.It was just a calf & he lost footing and fell over on me.But that was it for me I enjoyed it.
Colt Hensel: No not at all. I like being healthy lol. I mean a little pain isn’t bad for anybody but I wouldn’t say I get off on it.
RodeoChat: Gotcha! Bull Riding isn’t easy, and sometimes it leaves ya banged up. Have any crazy hang ups happen recently?
Colt Hensel: Yea it is. Most recent injury was a separated shoulder in October. Other than that been feeling good!
RodeoChat: Some of your fans may not know this about you.. But, you also work a day job in the oil field? How do you manage that & ride bulls?
Colt Hensel: Well lol.. I usually only work out here in the winter and hit up as many as I can close to home during those months.. Then leave in the summer.
Fan Question Gman Norby (@gmannorby) on twitter: Is the bigger the bulls feet the more they want to stomp a guy?
Colt Hensel: oh most definitely… Lol
Colt Hensel: well I try to enter PBR TPD first for a weekend but ill go to anything. But i don’t know throughout the year maybe 8-10… But I don’t have cards in all of them ya know.
Fan Question from Gman Norby (@gmannorby) on twitter: Are bulls really fire-breathing killers?
Colt Hensel: Yes 🙂
RodeoChat: That’s a great way to get your name out on the bull riding/rodeo trail. Has it helped with building up your fan base?
Colt Hensel: I wouldn’t consider i have a fan base! I meet a lot of badass people and make great friends! Lol I don’t have fans! But yea I’d say the more you are on the road the more people here your name.
RodeoChat: Makes sense.. So, tell us about this clothing line you have going on called “uno” ?
Colt Hensel: It’s just something me and some pard’s thought up awhile back that kinda stuck. Sell some hats and working on shirts.. Its something that maybe in the future id like to do more with. Its fun.
Fan Question from Gman Norby (@Gmannorby) on Twitter: Describe the hell women your ok traveling rig.
Colt Hensel: Well it runs off whiskey and buckle rabbits and breaks down a lot..
RodeoChat: Perfect! Can’t go wrong with a shirt an trucker hat. So what’s something about you that would surprise us?
Colt Hensel: Um I’m doing this twitter-view in a hotel bath tub…will that work..
RodeoChat: Can’t go wrong with a western outlaw bubble bath. You’ve worked hard all day.. Kick back & relax. Woo! Had a blast interviewing you tonight Colt. Hope you have a great kick off to 2014! Happy trails outlaw bull rider 😉
Colt Hensel: thanks! had fun! Good luck to every Cowboy/Cowgirl this year! Thanks again RodeoChat!
– Paige Gregory