August 11, 2017

Devon Gingerich

Category: — Ira @ 1:32 pm

Devon Gingerich



  1. Very Well written, Ira.
    Thank you.

    Our son, too, was a fearless Bullrider.
    Broken Jaw (yes, wired shut, all liquids) concussions, a friends funeral, but he always got back on… ride, ride, ride – trying for that magical “8 seconds” and making it sometimes. We went and watched faithfully, unless he went too far (New England, The Carolina’s, Florida, etc.)
    We were Blest, he always came home. He is now a Husband & Daddy of 5 lovely daughters, a civil engineer in Virginia, had his last ride shortly before the wedding.

    Jacob R. Dienner

    Comment by Jacob Renno Dienner — August 12, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

  2. By way of clarification, these young men are for the most part really great guys, church buddies, college kids, carpenters, harness shop guys, Firemen Volunteers, all with great mothers, great friends, good honest hardworking church-going boys that “COMPETE AGAINST THEIR OWN PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE” – always trying to fine-tune their skill, listening carefully to their coaches, simply a great training field for their future life as a fun-loving daddy and useful member of society. And with all the safety gear they have (Helmets, vests, cups, etc., etc.) the injuries are rare. HATS OFF to Devon, and kind condolences to the grieving family.

    Devon, you beat the rest of us Home!

    Jacob R. Dienner

    Comment by Jacob Renno Dienner — August 12, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

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