Baseball or Broncs: Mitch Pollock

"Some people think I'm crazy. I fell in love with it the first horse I got on. I knew that's what I wanted to do the rest of my life," he said.

Mitch Pollock, the college of Southern Idaho cowboy first chased a baseball scholarship before riding broncs.

"I grew up in a ranching family and I got into baseball at young age. I played all through high school. My senior year I was offered a scholarship to play at Blue Mountain Community College in Oregon," Pollock said.

Some people thought you were nuts?

"Yeah, especially my mom. My mom wasn't sure about it," Pollock said. "My dad and my uncles all rode broncs. My mom just shook her head and said, 'Are you sure you want to do this?"

Pollock was sure. He took what he learned from baseball and rode with it.





"It's all the same. I feel like if you're athlete, you're going to have the same. The same strategy going into you sport," Pollock said.

He's still competitive in the CNFR softball tournament.

"They all know that I use to play, so I kind of got an advantage on them," Pollock said.

The Rocky Mountain Region won back to back years on the diamond. Although he was number one for baseball, saddle bronc is number one in his heart.

"When I got on that first horse, the feeling I got was unbelievable," Pollock said.

Pollock will have his third go tonight, trying to cover two of the three horses. Reporting in Casper, Megan Salle K2 Sports.