Cowboy Stories: Clint Cannon

Waller, Texas, cowboy Clint Cannon, 35, took his athletic talents, which he first cultivated as a fullback playing NCAA Division I and II football, to the arena when he followed in his rodeo athlete father’s footsteps.

Cannon has earned his living in rodeo for the past 11 years. He won the $100,000 Calgary Stampede Bareback Riding title in 2011 and has earned the title of Rodeo Houston Bareback Riding Champion twice. Among the records, Cannon says the one he is most proud of is one he achieved in 2009, when he earned the most regular-season money won in any event with $233,504.

Of the opportunity to compete at RFD-TV’s The American in Arlington, Texas, on March 2, Cannon says, “It’s great whenever a guy can jump out there and win that kind of money at one rodeo.”

Cannon’s family consists of his wife, Lindsey, and daughter, Kaitlyn. When he is not rodeoing, he operates his business, Cannon Companies, and enjoys traveling and working out in preparation for rodeo competition.

Interestingly, Cannon has been the subject of two different French documentaries about the sport of rodeo.

He is sponsored by Reliant Energy, Snake River Stampede and Canadian Whiskey, Barstow Pro Rodeo and Cannon Companies.



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