It’s a great day to be alive


  • Chad Berger had to have a stent put in to treat a blockage in his heart.
  • "I’m thankful each and every day for my life and my beautiful family. "
  • Berger was pleased with his bull Carney Man's second overall in Springfield.

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As many of you saw this last week on Facebook and Twitter, I was feeling a little under the weather.  Last Monday, I went in for a checkup because I hadn't been feeling 100 percent. My doctor ran some tests and decided that he would do an angiogram to get a better look at my heart and see what was going on.

Turns out, I had some blockage and needed to have a stent put in. Thank the Lord that it wasn't as bad as they thought it could have been. My wife and kids were right there with me, and my daughter Sadie, who is living in Colorado, was on the phone getting updates. 

It's times like that where a person really has to think about how lucky they have it to have been healthy for so long. I'm thankful each and every day for my life and my beautiful family.

This past weekend, I had my Classic bulls competing in Springfield, Mo., at the Built Ford Tough ABBI Super Classic. My bull Carney Man placed second overall and I was very pleased with him. Of course, I wasn't able to make it, but my friend Kent Cox, who hauls my Classic bulls, was there to take care of everything for me.

Also, my son John took three of our bulls to the Midwest Bucking Bull Association Year End Finals in Valentine, Neb. John came home with three buckles and a check. Prince Albert placed first in the Classic, Smackdown placed first in the Maturity and Flint placed second in the Maturity.

I have to say, my team does an awesome job and I wouldn't be able to get things done without them! Thank you to everyone who wished me well. I'll be back in Philadelphia! And remember, it's a great day to be alive!


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