Casper native competes in CNFR

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Wyatt Mason was always fascinated with the rodeo, and growing up with CNFR in his back yard he was able to enjoy it young.

Now instead of just watching, he is down in the ring with these massive animals.

"I grew up in a rodeo family I've been going to rodeos ever since I could walk and uh I really just picked up bullfighting and on my own ever since I was little I would dress up as a clown going to rodeos when I was about two and just did it when I was 16 and I was hooked ever since." Said Mason.

Even though this sport can be very dangerous, Mason says he does it for the love of the game.

"Its a feeling that just can't really be explained the adrenaline rush is there but when you're able to lay your life on the line for somebody else and get them out safely its just a cool feeling."

Some of the best bullfighters work this rodeo as it is one of the biggest in the country, so to be able to put his name on the list here has been one of the most memorable times of his career.

"Getting the call to work this rodeo is probably one of my favorites its kinda been my childhood dream to fight this rodeo and one that inspired me to be a bullfighter is watching this rodeo so being able to cleat up in it is pretty good."

Through the course of his six-year career, he has seen some injuries, but it hasn't stopped him from doing what he loves.

"I kinda get beat up a lot but my worst one was probably when I dislocated my hip and broke four transverse processes in my back and bruised the lung. It's just kinda been my passion and I feel like it's my calling and the Lord blessed me with the talent to do it so I'm just going to make the most of it."

Today Mason celebrated his birthday doing what he loves to do.

He will be in the ring throughout the week bullfighting, twice on Tuesday and then for the 7 pm rodeo on Saturday.