Cassidy captures crown

Local steer wrestling Cody Cassidy of Donalda was crowned the 2009 champion as the Canadian Finals Rodeo wrapped up in Edmonton on Nov. 14.

Local steer wrestling Cody Cassidy of Donalda was crowned the 2009 champion as the Canadian Finals Rodeo wrapped up in Edmonton on Nov. 14.

Leading by $14,000 in winnings heading in the sixth and final go-round, Cassidy maintained his lead after Tanner Milan missed his steer.

With a time of 4.7 seconds, Cassidy split third, his fourth placing of the week which began with a spilt of first on the opening night.

Even though he won by more than $14,000, last year’s win was even easier when he clinched the crown after the fifth go-round.

Don Thompson of Endiang was proud that his Brett Thompson of Medicine Hat won the bull riding championship, attaining a score of 88.75 points in the final round on the bull of the year Speed Dial.

Several other local riders competed in the CFR Finals, which included:

Curtis Cassidy of Donalda in steer wrestling.

Wyatt Thurston of Big Valley competed in novice saddle bronc.

Steve Lloyd of Alix finished third in the season in tie-down roping.

Rayel Robinson of Alix finished fourth in the season in ladies barrel racing.

Watch next week’s Independent for more details.

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