DULUTH, GA - JAN 24, 2009: Thousands of people crowded into the Gwinnett Center for an evening of energized violence and brutality. The Toughest Cowboy competition had arrived.
The whole event seemed to teeter on epic disaster with batshit crazy horses running directly into fences at full speed and cowboys being thrown face first into the ground over and over again inside an arena of 5000 screaming people from the suburbs in cowboy hats and real cowboys from rural Georgia. It was insane, beautiful and chilling.
Dusty Elkinton from Moundville, Missouri, falls from his horse during the saddle bronc riding competition.