Behind the Chutes Cayden Floyd |

Behind the Chutes Cayden Floyd

Cayden Floyd has already won all-around honors twice at local youth rodeos. Photo by Kelly Bail

Age: 9

Family: Dad– Colt, Mom- Robyn, Brothers- Revyn (4) and Corbyn (2 months)

Hometown: Buffalo, S.D.

School: I will be in the 4th grade at Buffalo Elementary.

Rodeo events: Dummy Roping, Goat Tying, Steer Riding, Flag Racing, Pole Bending and Barrel Racing

What is your future in the sport of rodeo? To continue trying all the events as I get older and compete in most of them.

What is your ultimate goal as you continue competing in rodeos? To make it to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Canadian Finals Rodeo, College National Finals Rodeo, and National High School Finals Rodeo.

Favorite aspect of rodeo: Competing.

Best rodeo memory: When I got stepped on by a sheep on my eye when I was Muttin’ Bustin’ at the Buffalo Labor Day in 2009, and when I tried to put the flag in the bucket in the flag race and it hit the side and flew up and I grabbed it again and got it in the bucket at a Buffalo Youth Rodeo this year.

Notable achievements in the sport:

2013 Buffalo 4-H Rodeo Jr. Jr. Boys All Around Cowboy

2012 Buffalo Youth Rodeo Reserve All Around Cowboy

2012 Camp Crook Junior Rodeo Jr. Jr. Boys All Around Cowboy

Tell us about your horse: My horse’s name is Black Smoke Bomb. He is 22 years old and I got him from Tim and Laura Olson. Once in a while he will still buck with me and he never runs out of energy.Their son, Sam, competed on him along with many other competitors. He is a great all around horse.

Favorite steer: Our speckled bucking Holstein because whenever he bucks he goes forward and off to the side.

Have you attended any rodeo schools? If so, which ones? Squirt’s Bridle and Bible Camp and my dad’s bulldogging schools.

Role models/mentors: My uncles: Chason Floyd, Rollie Wilson, Jesse Bail and Ryan Shorb and my dad.

What do you like to do when you’re not competing? Wrestle, play other sports, and play with my friends.

What’s playing on your iPod/radio? Eric Church.