Meet The Cowboy

Corbin Carpenter

DOB: March 9, 1991 Hometown: Jonesville, Louisiana

  • 2009 Team Captain - Bloomer Trailer Mfg. High School Rodeo Team 2009 IFYR Champion Team
  • 2008 National High School Finals 9th place finish in bull riding
  • 2007 National High School Finals Qualifier - Bull Riding
  • 2007 Louisiana High School Rodeo Assoc. Reserve Champion Bull Rider
  • 2006 Louisiana High School Rodeo Assoc. Rookie of the Year Bull Rider
  • 2006, 2007 Lazy T Youth Rodeo Association All Around Champion Cowboy
  • 2005 National High School Rodeo Assoc. qualifier - Calf Roping
  • Numerous other Champion and Reserve Champion Titles to his credit

photo courtesy of Derrell’s photography

photo courtesy of Derrell’s photography

It wasn't just another rodeo, it was the 2008 National High School Rodeo Finals in Farmington, NM. A ninth place finish in the nation a year prior wasn't good enough and seventeen-year-old Corbin was riding to brin the national champion bull riding title back to his hometown of Jonesville, LA. Having received a score on his first bull, a second ride would have surely placed him in a position to win but the bull, M33, changed this talented, young cowboy's plans. After six seconds into the ride, the cowboy was thrown and the bull's back leg caught Corbin's head breaking his neck. We were given little hope that Corbin would ever walk again.

The entire story of Corbin's near fatal injury is documented in the book entitled Spurs, Chaps, and Faith: The Corbin Carpenter Story and may be purched via information from this website. Purchasing information is underneath the heading "The Book".

Photo courtesy of Tim Watson Photography