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Curtis Cassidy

Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 10/24/1978 Bashaw, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 1998
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,609,070.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2002, 2008-10, 2014)
Current Residence: Donalda, Alberta

2017 world standings place: 21st (AA), 26th (SW), 110th (TD)
2017 earnings: $54,641 (AA), $60,207 (SW), $10,977 (TD)
Tour Finale titles: 1
   Championship: 2010
Tour Finale qualifications: 5
    Winter: 2002-03 (SW)
    Championship: 2008, 2010, 2014 (SW) 

2018 Highlights

• Won the Washington (Puyallup) State Fair Pro Rodeo
• Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Heber City, Utah)
• Won the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede
• Won the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede
• Won the 58th Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede
• Won the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
• Won the Oldstoberfest (Olds, Alberta)
• Won the Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Pro Rodeo (Brooks, Alberta)
• Co-champion at the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Drayton Valley (Alberta) Rodeo and the Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah). Co-champion at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Hand Hills Lake Stampede (Craigmyle, Alberta)

• 2016: Finished 32nd in the all-around world standings with $25,644 and 62nd in steer wrestling with $18,384. Won the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede, the Cranbrook (British Columbia) Pro Rodeo and 
the Nile Prorodeo (Billings, Mont.)
• 2015: Won the Kananaskis Pro Rodeo (Coleman, Alberta) and the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta). Co-champion at the Kinsmen ProRodeo (Brooks, Alberta). Finished 24th in the all-around world standings with $34,988 and 38th in steer wrestling with $25,971
• 2014: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in a time of 3.3 seconds and tied for the win in Round 7 in 3.4. Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Northwest Montana ProRodeo (Kalispell). Won the Taber (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Bonnyville (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the Hanna (Alberta) ProRodeo. Won the all-around at the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.). Co-champion at the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede and the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta). Finished fourth in the all-around world standings with $118,477 and 10th in steer wrestling with $101,431
• 2013: Won the all-around at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo and the all-around at the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Won the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede. Co-champion at the Field of Dreams Stampede (La Crete, Alberta). Finished 19th in the all-around world standings with $44,290 and 47th in steer wrestling with $24,192
• 2012: Won the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the 40th anniversary Rock ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta); the Whoop-Up Days (Lethbridge, Alberta); the Mighty Fraser ProRodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia); the Luxton ProRodeo (Victoria, British Columbia) and the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Pikuni ProRodeo (Browning, Mont.). Finished 14th in the all-around world standings with $52,718, 31st in steer wrestling with $32,486 and 62nd in tie-down roping with $20,232
• 2011: Won the tie-down roping at the Hand Hills (Alberta) Lake Stampede. Won the steer wrestling and tie-down roping at the Stavely (Alberta) Indoor Pro Rodeo. Finished 14th in the all around standings with $55,481 and 25th in the steer wrestling standings with $40,329
• 2010: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR, winning Round 10 in 3.7 seconds and sharing the win with Dean Gorsuch in Round 9 in 3.6 seconds. Won the Justin Boots Championship (Omaha, Neb.), closing it out with a 3.4-second run in the final-four round aboard Lee Graves' horse, Jessie; won $25,747, the most money in the steer wrestling. Won steer wrestling titles at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; the Stavely (Alberta) Indoor Pro Rodeo; the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede; the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo and the Okotoks (Alberta) ProRodeo; co-champion at the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Fair & Rodeo. Won tie-down roping titles at the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede and the Luxton Pro Rodeo (Victoria, B.C.). Won the tie-down roping and co-champion in the steer wrestling at the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede. Won all-around titles at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Omak (Wash.) Stampede and the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; finished second in the all-around world standings with $193,763 and second in the steer wrestling with $166,775
• 2009: Won Round 1 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.6 seconds and placed in four other rounds on his way to a second-place finish in the NFR average (50.8 seconds on 10 head); surpassed $1 million in career earnings. Won the $50,000 Shootout round at RodeoHouston; the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks Pro Rodeo; co-champion at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver). Finished fourth in the world standings in both all-around ($173,479) and steer wrestling ($162,835)
• 2008: Tied for first place in Round 7 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and placed in five of 10 rounds to earn $40,610 in Las Vegas. Finished the year fifth in the all-around world standings ($159,073) and sixth in steer wrestling ($138,654). Won steer wrestling titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo (Tour Playoffs); the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede and the Mighty Fraser Rodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia); co-champion at  the Kamloops (British Columbia) Outdoor Pro Rodeo. Co-champion in the tie-down roping at the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede. Won all-around titles at the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas) and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup
• 2007: Hazed for 2007 World Champion Steer Wrestler Jason Miller at the Wrangler NFR, and Miller rode Cassidy’s horse, Willy, at the Finals. Wrangler NFR qualifiers Casey McMillen and Sean Mulligan, also rode Cassidy’s horse in Las Vegas. McMillen and Mulligan won or split first in three rounds on the horse. Finished 12th in the all-around cowboy world standings with $64,882
• 2006: Won the all-around title at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede. Won steer wrestling titles at the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede; the Mighty Fraser ProRodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede. Finished the year 35th in the steer wrestling world standings
• 2005: Won the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo and the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede
• 2004: Co-champion at Rodeo Royal (Calgary); finished the year ranked 20th in the steer wrestling world standings with $46,942
• 2003: Won RodeoHouston and his steer wrestling horse, "Willy," finished second in the AQHA/PRCA's annual horse-of-the-year awards
• 2002: Qualified for Olympic Command Performance Rodeo (Farmington, Utah) in steer wrestling and tie-down roping. Won steer wrestling titles at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (Montgomery, Ala.); the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede and the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo. Finished 15th in the world standings with $79,628
• 2001: Canadian Finals Rodeo High Point Champion. Won steer wrestling titles at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition (Surrey, British Columbia) and the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque). Won tie-down roping title at Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta)
• 2000: Won all-around and steer wrestling titles at Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta)
• 1998: Won the Canadian Finals Rodeo steer wrestling average title

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year in 1987; horse RTR Little Willy "Willy" finished second in the PRCA/AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year race in 2004 and won the award in 2008; Willy was named CPRA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year in 2002-03, 2005-07 and 2009. Wrangler was named CPRA Horse of the Year in 2008

6-0, 220 ... Single ... Hobbies include ranching, working as a hunting guide and training horses...Father, Greg, is the former Canadian Professional Rodeo Association president, and his mother, Margaret, is a secretary … Greg won the steer wrestling title at the Calgary Stampede three times and six Canadian national championships; he was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2015 … Great uncle Winston Bruce is in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame as a saddle bronc rider ... Curtis won the Canadian Finals Rodeo steer wrestling title in 2006 and 2010 ... Curtis' younger brother Cody won the 2008-09 and 2011 CFR steer wrestling championships ... Curtis' horse Wrangler was named Canadian Horse of the Year in 2008 ... Curtis and Cody have a younger sister, Kirby. Curtis travels with his brother Cody, Straws Milan and Tanner Milan ... His stalwart horse, Willy, was retired after the 2010 Wrangler NFR. Willy was the 2008 AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year and he carried four cowboys to world steer wrestling championships - Rope Myers (2001), Lee Graves (2005), Jason Miller (2007) and Luke Branquinho (2008)
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