By TODD KOROL
Saturday, July 14, 2018
BULL RIDING SCOTT SCHIFFNER
If anybody knows how to win at the Calgary Stampede rodeo it's bull rider Scott Schiffner. He has won more bull-riding events in Canada than any other athlete, and has twice won the Calgary Stampede.
"Calgary can scare people," the 37-year-old said.
"But it can also make people rise to the occasion.
You can't let it get into your head, you have to be prepared both mentally and physically."
To prepare for rodeo's most dangerous event, Schiffner will try to come into the Stampede as healthy as possible, which can be tricky at this time of year with so many events going on, referred to as Cowboy Christmas. "I really work on my stretching, just being prepared mentally and I try to even eat better."
Every cowboy admits winning the world's richest rodeo can be life changing. "Worldwide, everyone knows about the Calgary Stampede. Eight seconds can make you a household name around the world," Schiffner says, smiling.
Ty Wallace is tossed from bull Chicago Gangster.