Imus in the Arena

By Krista Lucas Wynn

Rodeo is a sport unlike any other, and Wyatt Imus is a cowboy unlike any other. The 22-year-old, who was primarily raised in New York City, is in his second year of professional rodeo competition, and his path down the rodeo road has been quite a unique one.

“My earliest memory is watching the 2001 NFR with my dad. I was merely three,” Imus said. “We were watching the finals that week because my dad was having Joe Beaver on ‘Imus in the Morning.’ My dad told Joe he had a little son that wanted to rope some day, and Joe said the next buckle he won he would send to me, and he did.”

His dad is none other than Don Imus, the host of the long-running radio show, “Imus in the Morning.” The program featured a variety of guests from politicians, actors, athletes, and musicians. The elder Imus was on the airwaves for more than 40 years, and passed away late last year.

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