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Frank Koloski, 43, is the founder and co-owner of Rodeo Alaska. Koloski’s specialty when he competes in rodeo is the “double mugging” event, where a cowboy on a horse ropes a steer while another cowboy on foot wrestles the steer to the ground. At a rodeo held in Eagle River, Koloski entered the double mugging as the cowboy on foot, and when he went for the steer the animal gored him just above the groin, sinking a horn 4-1/2" into his guts. Koloski said later that he felt something wet on his shirt: it was his own blood. He then tried to “kind of trot” out of the arena, but was so lightheaded he fell to the ground. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance where a surgeon patched him up. But despite all that, Koloski still won the double mugging competition. (RC/Anchorage Daily News) ...Because gracefully fainting brings more points than actually finishing.
Original Publication Date: 03 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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