Cassidy Kruse - Gillette, WY
Name: Cassidy Kruse
Hometown: Gillette, WY
RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Barrel Racing
Twenty-year-old, Cassidy Kruse qualified for her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this season—and it won’t be her last. This rising rodeo star claimed third place for average standing and fifth place for world standing. The Wyoming native has also represented her home state by qualifying three times for the National High School Rodeo.
She had success this season starting with some major wins in her home state, and another win in Puyallup that moved her from tenth in world standings, to ninth place. She also won the Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Neb. Furthermore, she won at the Montana RFD-TV The American Qualifier, and set an arena record. Leading to her first RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris RANGER invitation. Her coach is her dad—Ray Kruse—and her biggest fan is her mom, Pam Kruse.