Report: Stevensville cowboy Richmond Champion out for the season with an injury

BILLINGS — Stevensville bareback rider Richmond Champion will be out for the rest of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season, according to a report on and the cowboys’ Facebook page.

On the Facebook page for Champion, a seven-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, a post said he had a “severely bulged disc” in his nick that was compressing his spinal cord. The post said Champion was scheduled for a cervical fusion on Friday.

Champion said in his post that he would be sidelined the rest of the PRCA season, however, a “full-recovery” was expected.