Get Up Nation! My name is Ben Biddick. I’m the Creator and Host of the Get Up Nation® Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Cody Wood. A quick thank you to Eva Magdalenski AKA DJ Eva, a prior guest on Get Up Nation®, for connecting me with Cody, a profound example of resilience. One of the most tremendous conversations I’ve had on the show, Cody shares his experience of surviving cancer twice, his passion for the sport of bull riding, the collective awe and reverence of the bulls’ athletic ability by those who participate in the sport, the immense attention to detail taken to treat the bulls with the highest of care, and how these animals give the gift to bull riders of reaching heights in life they could not experience without them. He’s bringing this sport to a wider audience with https://bull-party.com/ an organization Cody owns with Casey Decker. If you hunger for a personal challenge that engages both the mind and the body, that creates an awe and closer bond with animals, and that gives the gift of a profound camaraderie along the way, sign up for their event in June 2020 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Cody was the 2015 Cowboy of the Year by Real American Cowboy Magazine. He’s the President of Cowboy Spot. He’s the 2019 Finals Announcer for Buckers Unlimited and the 2019 Finals Announcer for the United States Team Penning Association. It is my honor to bring to you, Cody Wood.