Sheep Shape is a documentary-reality style program that will follow hunters Chad Hall, Rick Carone, Kelsie Burford and Patrick Scrogin on one of the most extreme and challenging mountain hunting quests in North America, hunting North American wild sheep. The program will test the mind, body and soul of each hunter by first putting them through a grueling training program to prepare them for these difficult high country hunts. Each hunter’s story will unfold from their personal life challenges, through the training program and hunt preparations, then to the actual hunts.
Chad Hall (Hunter/Bone Cancer Survivor) Chad’s had a passion for the outdoors since he started hunting at age 12. At 19yrs old while in the middle of his sophomore year in college, Chad was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. The disease caused Chad’s knee to be completely replaced and he lost parts of his quad muscle, femur and tibia. Chad never looked back and has set his sights on training for one of his lifelong dreams, to hunt wild sheep.
Chad currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Vicki and daughter Penelope. He is an executive at a national insurance brokerage and a principal in a media and brand development company called Reel Wild Creative.
Rick Carone (hunter/terminal cancer patient) – Rick was drafted in 1994 by the Chicago White Sox and played four years professionally. He was introduced into the hunting industry back in 2003 by Outdoor Industry Leader, Willie Robertson, where he mastered as Field Editor and videographer for Buck Commander which he still does today. Carone also served as V.P. of Sales for Hard Core Brands in Ottawa, IL.
Last year Rick was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. His fight against the disease has become powerfully inspirational and the entire outdoor industry has come to the prayerful rescue of Rick. Rick is an Illinois resident and father of two daughters Karsyn (17) and Tyler (14).
Kelsie Erickson Burford (Hunter/Childhood Abuse and Bullying Victim) Kelsie wants to encourage woman of all ages that there is hope and a better life out there, to speak out, to never be afraid, and not let others dictate your life. Kelsie is a survivor; she was abused for 3yrs as a young child. Keslie was also a victim of bullying, which took her dream of playing college basketball. She battled PTSD, suicide, and depression. Her story was chosen by Eastman’s Magazine to be the first woman ever to grace the cover of their Bowhunting Journal.
These moments and achievements were worth all the pain and struggles she’s gone through in her life. Kelise currently resides in Montana with her husband Johnny.
Patrick Scrogin (hunter/ Army Chief Warrant Officer/wounded warrior) . Patrick enlisted in the infantry division of the Army, and after Airborne and Air Assault School was deployed to Iraq in April 2003. He later completed Warrant Officer Candidate School and began flying helicopters. He was deployed to Northern Iraq on July 22, 2006. While in Iraq, his life was forever changed after an engine failure caused his helicopter to hurtle toward the ground at 3000 feet per minute. In the six seconds it took for the helicopter to touch down, Patrick leveled the aircraft out of the 75-degree bank turn and saved his and his co-pilots lives.After three months, he was walking, and in October of 2008 he began to learn to fly with his prosthetic leg. Patrick resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife and two children. He currently works as an air traffic controller and flight instructor.