Padecky: Byron Craighead takes the adventurous path to Sochi

  • Retired SRJC trainer Byron Craighead with snowboarder Shaun White at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Byron Craighead, the Santa Rosa JC legend on so many levels, is going to the Sochi Winter Olympics as a certified athletic trainer for USA Bobsled. That sounds cool and I can't wait to tell you about it.

But after I tell you about the cattle drive.

Two weeks ago, Craighead was a wrangler on an Idaho cattle drive. He and five other cowboys pushed, prodded and guided 300 head 40 miles for 3? days. Craighead fell off his horse once and shrugged.

"I don't like to be cooped up," said the man who was the first certified athletic trainer at a California community college.

I really want to tell you about the Sochi thing.

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