Camp For Cowboy Kids

By Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon

There’s a distinctive water tower along U.S. 85 in northern Colorado that has for years encouraged passersby to “Watch Nunn Grow” and one of the chief ways the town has risen in recognition the past couple of years is as the base for pro bull rider Josh Koschel. He is a grad of Central Wyoming College in Riverton and the 31-year-old’s recent career resurgence includes two consecutive national finals qualifications.

Koschel has established a bull raising business a couple of miles outside of Nunn and hosted a Rodeo Bible Camp this holiday weekend in weather that was sometimes fit for a ride along in Noah’s Ark. Pro bull riders Kanin Asay, Ty Wallace and Wes Wahlert helped out at the camp. About two dozen Colorado and Wyoming kids attended the gathering.

Koschel was anxious to explain his camp’s major goals.

Travels with Charlie’ is a series of features by Charlie Coon produced exclusively for the Wrangler Network. Using the penname Curtis Scott, Mr. Coon has provided stories for the past 20 years to such outlets as The History Channel Magazine, American Heritage and the Denver Post. He is based in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he serves as coordinator for the state of Wyoming’s cowboy marketing program. Coon and cameraman Mike McCrimmon put together news, sports, and human interest features on a semi-regular basis for TV stations in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.