Donalda steer werestler Curtis Cassidy shines in Drayton Valley

Curtis Cassidy wrestles a steer to the ground during the steer wrestling at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 47 in Red Deer at the Peavey Mart Centrium in 2021. (bonairetimes file photo)

A number of veteran competitors rose to the occasion at the Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo this past weekend, May 3-5. Among them was Donalda cowboy Curtis Cassidy.

The steer wrestler completed his comeback from injury with a typical ‘Curtis Cassidy’ performance.

The 12-time Canadian Champion (2001 TDR Champ, two-time SW Champion and nine-time High Point) was a rapid 3.6 in the steer wrestling to earn top honours and a $2,416 cheque, according to a press release.

The win will move him into the top 12 in the Canadian standings.

Close behind him was Matt Richardson, with a 4.0 earning him $2,101 and second place, followed by Joe Guze, with a time of 4.6, a cheque for $1,786 and third place.

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Next up on the CPRA schedule is the Falkland Stampede in B.C. May 18-20 followed by the first SMS Equipment Pro Tour event of the year, the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement Rodeo (Caslan, Alta.) May 24-26.