Lefty Holman out for the rest of the year with knee injury


After tearing his PCL at the Horse Heaven Round-Up on Aug. 27, saddle bronc rider Lefty Holman will miss the rest of 2021, he told ProRodeo.com.

“It was one of those deals if I would’ve kept riding and waited it out it could effect me even more in the future,” Holman said. “I’m only 22 years old with hopefully a lot of rodeoing left in my future. So, I talked about it with my family, prayed about it a bunch, and that’s what my family and I decided.”

The California native is going to forgo surgery because of the longer recovery time and instead he will do physical therapy in an attempt to be ready for the big winer rodeos.

Holman was No. 12 in the PRCA Saddle Bronc World Standings at the time of the injury, but has since fallen to No. 17.

“I just want to make sure I’m mentally ready and physically, as well,” he said. “I’ll be ready to jump out there and have a super-good start to the season.”