10-Year-Old Rodeo Star Lives Right Here In Canyon
When you think of competitive roping, you picture a cowboy or cowgirl, in their teens or an adult, who has been doing this for years. Who you don't picture is 10-year-old Creed Busby from Canyon. Creed has been roping on the competitive circuit since he was 6 years old. Creed was the youngest roper to complete in calf roping at the Rising Stars Competition in Guthrie, Oklahoma in 2016. 2 years later in 2018, he won the breakaway competition. Now, for his third year in a row, he has qualified for competition in Las Vegas for breakaway roping.
"Creed has been roping for as long as he could walk. He could sit on the floor and swing a rope. He could," Creed’s mother Brooke Busby said. "He loved roping. He always had a rope in his hand. He took a rope to school with him in his backpack."
His first time in Las Vegas, he placed 5th and last year was 3rd. He mom says he practices daily, tossing a loop at a roping dummy before school, and then roping calves when he gets home later that day. This year, he wan't to place 1st. The family leaves for Las Vegas in early December and will spend 2 weeks at the competition. Creed is entered in 3 competitions and is among 450 qualifiers at the Las Vegas rodeo event. Each event champion will take home between $10,000 and $20,000.
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