NFR average championship makes Reeves role model for diabetics

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Matt Reeves wins the steer wrestling average at the 2019 National Finals Rodeo and is the newest athletic inspiration for diabetics. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Five-time world steer wrestling champion Luke Branquinho bulldogs with an insulin pump, and his championships made him an athletic role model for diabetics and their families. Although Branquinho has not qualified for the National Finals Rodeo since 2015, Matt Reeves became the newest athletic inspiration for diabetics and their families when Reeves won the steer wrestling average at the 2019 National Finals Rodeo. Reeves had a 10-head average of 48.4 seconds. Riley Duvall was second in the average at 54.8 seconds on 10 head. “It may not have been what I wanted when I came here, but this is an unbelievable deal,” Reeves said. “We all want the other buckle, but that’s the second best saddle I'm ever going to get.” Reeves only placed in four go-rounds at NFR. His time of 4
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