The Guardipee family of Cut Bank packed up the truck and headed for Gillette, Wyoming, so Caleb could compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo. This trip would turn out to be like no other.
Their nearly-new Chevy truck was showing signs of some problem about forty miles north of Sheridan. Having trouble climbing the hill caught the attention of Donny Guardipee and when they started down the other side, he realized they had no brakes. Thankfully, he was able to get the vehicle stopped using the trailer brakes.