Sunday, May 22, 2016

Corona’s Taos at home in Albuquerque

For Corona resident Taos Muncy, the Elite Rodeo Athletes Premier Tour stop at Tingley Coliseum this weekend is almost like a return home. On the road for nearly two weeks at a time, Muncy has his entire family and coterie of friends on hand for the seventh stop in the ERA’s maiden year. “Yes, everybody shows up to this one,” Muncy, who was thrown from his saddle bronc ride in Friday’s competition, said on Saturday. Muncy, 30, was raised in a cowboy lifestyle as his dad was a roughstock rider and his mom was a barrel racer. Muncy’s cousins – his peers – were riding broncs and bulls at local fairgrounds events. Muncy loved the sport, and he knew that rodeo was what he wanted to do. Muncy’s parents logged thousands of miles taking their son to rodeo events all over the Southwest. For years, Muncy competed in every event, but it was in college where he winnowed his events to one. As a member of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University team, Muncy won the saddle bronc NCAA title. Soon after, he turned professional. “I would do all of the events if I could,” Muncy said. “After I won the saddle bronc national title, it kind of took off from there.”...more

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