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I see where Clint Cannon has returned to competition.

Clint Cannon
Clint Cannon

Cannon, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Waller, Texas, leads the bareback riding at the Kendall County Fair and PRCA Rodeo in Boerne, Texas, with a 77-point ride on Bad Company Rodeo’s Easy Lover.

It’s a good sign. Cannon, who was working his way back up the world standings, suffered another setback a few months ago. The 33-year-old Texan suffered a seriously torn groin during the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede nearly two months ago. He’s been on the sidelines ever since, missing several big rodeos.

Now he’s hoping a 77 holds up for his first rodeo victory since the first weekend in June. He also is hoping to win as much money as possible over the final four weeks of the 2012 season, potentially moving up the standings so he has his qualifications for the early part of the 2013 season.

And he hopes to get on a hot streak early by winning his hometown rodeo, the Waller County Fair and Rodeo in Hempstead, Texas, the first weekend of October. It’s one of the first events for next season, and it falls just a few days before his 34th birthday.

That would be an awesome present.


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