ATTUNGA teenager Clint Glass has just returned home from an “awesome” three months rodeoing in America, but the 19-year-old bullrider is already polishing his boots for the return trip next year.
The former Farrer student was a member of the 20-strong Australian team contesting the High School Rodeo finals in Wyoming where he finished fourth overall in his “other” event of steerwrestling.
“I didn’t do any good in the bullride, but was pretty happy with my steerwrestling, considering there were probably 1500 kids overall competing,” he said.
And while the young cowboy didn’t catch the judges’ eyes in his favourite event of bullride, he obviously caught an extended glance from a talent scout.
“He came up and asked me if I was interested in a two-year scholarship to attend their college in Odessa (Texas). I straight away said ‘yes’.”
“I’ll learn a trade, probably farriering, as well as learning all the fine points of rodeoing.”
At the completion of the finals, Glass and some mates headed to Texas and “did heaps of rodeos” there for the next 10 weeks.
“We were just really hanging around, sussing out the American rodeo scene,” he said.
“I loved it. It impressed me so much I can’t wait to go back,” he said.
“Their quality of stock and quality of competition really opened my eyes.
“I didn’t go as well as I’d hoped to there but I won about three grand which was nice.”
“Rodeo is a whole different ball game over there. When they have a rodeo, it goes for three days, so you can basically do three rodeos in a weekend.”