Fletcher Runyan’s halftime mishap shows life on tight rope can hurt
Circus performer Fletcher Runyan had a painful introduction to the tightrope during his performance at Wednesday's Oklahoma City-Denver game. (Photo: Bigtoprvpark.com)
April 26, 2012
by Tim Griffin in Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder
Acclaimed circus performer Fletcher Runyan’s career has included stops across NBA arena over the years where his quick performance is exactly what NBA promotion and game management directors are looking for.
Namely, it’s reasonably entertaining, doesn’t make a mess and is over with in less than 10 minutes.
But Runyan’s act does involve some risks, at least if his performance at last night’s Oklahoma City-Denver game is any indication.
Fletcher’s act didn’t go as planned Wednesday night after he attempted a back flip and didn’t land correctly. Once he fell to the ground it seemed like he was injured, but like the circus professional he is, Runyan got up quickly.
But as this video from Yahoo.com and Yardbarker.com shows, it still had to hurt.
And for those of you who still might want a longer performance by Runyan, you can always visit his Big Top RV Park in Sweetwater. While there, the best in seasonal circus performances can be witnessed along with complete RV and camper accommodations.
His performance at Oklahoma City can be seen in this Yahoo.com video.