PRO PRCA/CPRA COWBOY
My name is Chance Butterfield and I’m a Pro CPRA/PRCA cowboy. I have had the privilege of working with Matt for well over a decade. He has helped me hit multiple milestones throughout my career by helping me achieve top physical athletic performance. When I first met Matt I was extremely disciplined in the gym and with training but I couldn’t ever hit my goal weight for my event of steer wrestling. For years I struggled but one winter with Matt doing my nutrition I broke through that threshold. Ever since I have worked with Matt my performance has improved year after year.
In 1017 I was having a flagship season after locking in a Canadian Finals Rodeo Qualification with less than half the season to go. On August 2nd at a rodeo in High Prairie I suffered a catastrophic injury that should have cost me my life. First thing I will note is that doctors said is that if wasn’t for the physical condition I was in I would have not made it by med-evac from High Prairie to Grande Prairie. Secondly, the amount of trauma I suffered was unbelievable. I went from 197lbs lean on the morning of the accident to 225lbs post-op from the inflammation and 12 units of blood they stuck in my body. Less than two weeks later I dropped all the way down to 175 and was in extremely bad condition. Matt stepped in again and set me up with a concentrated, high calorie diet, that was tailored to my own genetic needs. I was able to eat, get back to training, and by October I was cleared for practice. In November I was back at 190lbs, strong, and competed at the 2017 CFR. If it wasn’t for Matt and the unbelievable support of my physiotherapist wife Kenda, I wouldn’t have made it back that season and possibly much of the next.
I’m proud to call Matt a friend and can confidently say I will always work with him.
CHANCE BUTTERFIELD, Alberta Canada