Schulz finishes fourth in steer wrestling at junior world rodeo finals
ALAMOSA’S Cayden Schulz finished fourth out of 46 steer wrestlers at the YETI Junior World Rodeo Finals held at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week. The finish earned him a nice paycheck from the $1 million in combined cash and prize payout competing against the best young rodeo stars in the country.
“Had a great week,” Schulz commented on his Instagram feed following Saturday’s final round. “I can’t thank everyone that helped me out this weekend, but I want to tell everyone thank you … And thank you to my sponsors for keeping me and my great horses looking good.”
Born and raised in Alamosa, Schulz works on his family farm, Schulz Farms in Alamosa. He credits his family for the support to compete on the national junior rodeo circuit.
“I started trying it out at home my freshman year and started competing as a sophomore in Little Britches,” he said of his rodeo start. “I was tired of coaches and the team sports where I was, and I was fortunate to have a dad that was a professional in the sport of rodeo.”
He said he “developed a love for steer wrestling,” while competing in high school. He eventually transferred to and graduated from GOAL Academy High School, with the online setting more compatible to his rodeo schedule.