By Joel van der Veen
REGINA — It was Scott Sigfusson’s best rodeo season yet — and considering how he’s done in past years, that’s no small feat.
The local cowboy ended the year as the Canadian Cowboys Association (CCA) high-point champion for the third time, receiving his buckle on Nov. 27 following the finals rodeo at Canadian Western Agribition.
“It’s super exciting to have that good of a year,” said Scott, the son of Ross and Jannice Sigfusson of Davidson.
As usual, Sigfusson had a full season, competing in close to 60 events, and enjoying plenty of success.
In October he competed in the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association’s finals rodeo in Brandon, taking top honours in tie-down roping and also earning the high-point championship there.
Sigfusson took part in three events in the CCA finals, finishing first in tie-down roping, second in steer wrestling and second in team roping with his partner Jim-Bob Gomersall.
He said the year was his best so far in terms of results, adding that it’s the kind of season he used to dream of having.
Sigfusson added that he finished the year in good physical shape as well, with only a few minor bumps and bruises.
Having spent the season as a rider on the community pasture at Kerrobert, he is now back in Davidson for the winter, working with ranchers David and Juanita Esmond.
Sigfusson said he purchased some young horses this fall and plans to continue practising and training throughout the winter.
“I want to keep doing it as long as my body will let me,” said Sigfusson, who turned 27 this month.
Another local rider, Logan Kadlec, also shared the spotlight during the CCA finals rodeo as one of two bullfighters working during the event, protecting bullriders from the animals during the competitions.
Kadlec, 24, the son of Murray and Gloria Kadlec of Bladworth, said he’s been riding bulls for several years, but this was his first full season as a bullfighter.
He said he was “tired of getting hurt” and added that bullfighting offers multiple benefits, including both a great adrenalin rush and a regular paycheque.
For the full story, please see the Dec. 7 edition of The Davidson Leader.