Flint Rasmussen was destined to become a world-class rodeo clown engaged in the dangerous sport of bull riding. His dad was a rodeo announcer and so was his brother Will. He even paid for college starting at age 19 by working as a barrel clown while pursuing majors in mathematics and history.
His ex-wife was a barrel racer and their daughters also barrel raced. The dirt arena was a second home for them.
He earned the title of PRCA Clown of the Year for eight consecutive years and won the Man in the Can honor seven times. Being an All-State football player and track star in high school came in quite handy was dashing around the arena trying to distract angry bulls from goring the cowboys that were riding them.
Even though he abandoned being a rodeo clown after returning to his hometown of Havre, Mont., to teach at the high school and coach football and track, he desperately missed being a rodeo clown and returned to the spotlight.
As an incredibly entertaining rodeo clown, Flint has a loyal legion of fans and followers, including the cutest little seven-year-old boy. Every year, the little man enters the arena and has a dance-off with Flint.
Fondly referred to as Mini Flint, the little boy is handed over the railing from the crowd into Big Flint’s capable hands. They sprint to a platform where everyone can see how cutely they match from their similar straw cowboy hats to their red, white and blue outfits.
The first song pulled up is the Michael Jackson hit song “Billie Jean.” They perform a couple of smooth moves to this song until Big Flint questions one of Mini Flint’s crazy moves.
“Wait, wait. Stop. We gotta talk. What is this? Do I do that? Is this your own move? Oh, it’s your own.”
Big Flint seemed quite relieved that he wasn’t busting out the hip thrusts like Mini Flint seems to enjoy doing. When Beyonce’s hit song “Single Ladies,” Big Flint shows Mini Flint some awesome Beyonce moves.
The pair really work the crowd, gyrating and boogying all around the circular elevated platform. They shake and shimmy and dance their biscuits off in this dance-off.
It’s about to get serious when Big Flint chucks his hat into the air followed by Mini Flint.
“This is my man right here. Every year.”
For his encore, Big Flint has “Cotton-Eyed Joe” played for Mini Flint and he finishes his performance strong with a lot of hopping and bopping all around. They both jig and jam out, then hit a final pose as the crowd roars and applauds this dynamic duo.
It’s amazing that Big Flint can still strut his stuff. In March 2009 at the age of 41, he suffered a heart attack at his Montana home. He endured a couple of procedures, but then made his way back to the rodeo circuit.
He missed the crowd and entertaining people. But in order to do that, he had to wear a heart rate monitor and had to take breaks when his heart rate exceeded 140 beats per minute.
Check out their smooth moves and fantastic audience-pleasing performance in the video below. Together they’re a powerful pair.
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What would you do if you met a clone of yourself? According to Flint Rasmussen, it’s have a dance-off 🕺
Posted by PBR on Thursday, August 8, 2019