The Night of Champions took place at the Caldwell night rodeo Saturday evening as the Cowboys looked for their best ride.
Before getting ready for a night competition the rodeo athletes got the best medical care so that they can perform at 100 percent.
It's a fact known for rodeo fans and competitors alike that injuries can happen. When they take place Justin Sports Medicine is at the rodeo arena to give the best care from massage therapy to minor surgery to help get the athlete back in the arena.
"Here we have sprains, strains, and contusions and we take care of those guys, and put them together to keep them going so the fans can see the best cowboys ride the best they can," said, Justin Sports Medicine director Rick Foster.
When the show is done the work isn't finished, as Justin Sports Medicine continues to monitor the care of the athletes as they hit the trail for the next rodeo.
"We gotta keep them at a high level of fitness, so we do set up training programs for them that they are doing on their own if injured. It's one of those things where people don't realize this the culture and lifestyle,” said, Foster.
Foster has been a trainer for over thirty years and sports medicine has changed for the better with quicker training as well as the medical relationship with the athlete.
"We are treating thirty percent more within the last six years. The athletes keep track of records so it's a lot more work,” said, Foster