Dickinson’s Shaun Stroh said Saturday a nagging groin injuryÂ will force him to draw out of Sunday’s Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match at the Home on the Range ranch near Sentinel Butte.
He has been sidelined for more than a week, but plans to try getting back in the saddle next weekend.
â€œItâ€™s getting better, just not as fast as I need it to I guess,â€ Stroh said.
The 37-year-old is fourth in the world standings with $63,481 in earnings. Last season, Stroh had a breakout September, earning more than $48,000 to punch his ticket to the National Finals Rodeo. There, he won his first ever NFR average title and finished the season fourth in the world.
Stroh said he would like to compete in the match, but because money doesnâ€™t count toward the world standings, itâ€™s too much of a risk.
â€œIâ€™ll see what plays out next week,â€ Stroh said. â€œIâ€™ll start again on Wednesday. Hopefully itâ€™ll be good.â€
Here is the tentative list of bronc riders scheduled to be at the match.
See The Dickinson Press on Sunday for my Champions Ride preview story on the ups and downs of Dickinson bronc rider Dusty Hausauer, who plans to be at the match.