2013 PRCA Steer Wrestling World Champion Hunter Cure
2013 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association World Champion Steer Wrestler Hunter Cure has had a lifelong dream of obtaining what he did just a year ago by winning the championship of the world. This hard working cowboy has been down a long road to get to where he is today, getting his start for the taste of rodeo from a very young age. Jason Hetland had the honor of getting to sit down and have a in depth conversation with him for this weeks edition of the Rodeo Round Up: Unplugged. We get down and dirty and dig deep into his upbringing and what all as brought him to be the champion that he is today!
Cure started his dream of becoming a true professional rodeo cowboy and world champion many years ago while traveling the rodeo circuit with his father and other family members. At the young age of 14 he started to try his hand at different rodeo events and started making quite the name for himself within the junior and high school Texas rodeo circuits. A little later down the road Hunter Cure was given the chance to go to college on a full rodeo scholarship which he took full advantage of. Once he graduated college this young up and coming cowboy started his professional career within the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association in 2006. In 2009 his career gained momentum and his confidence soared to new heights with a first qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a fantastic showing at the Canadian Finals Rodeo and a second place finish at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo. Once the 2013 season came along things could not have gotten any better for him and his dream of becoming a World Champion. We talk about what this has meant to him and his career and what he plans on doing to win another one at the end of 2014.
This rodeo World Champion is not only an established steer wrestler but has quite the reputation on the other side of the spectrum as well. A few years ago Cure was seeing the need for some other good steers for his fellow cowboys to run throughout the year at different events that they were entered. It was at this moment that he decided it would be a good idea to become a stock contractor as well as running down the road chasing his dream of a World Championship. Hunter decided to buy up some steer and start marketing himself as a go to guy for stock that would be needed for the timed events at the same rodeos that he was competing at. A few years later brings us to today where he and his stock are just about as noteworthy as him and his World Championship title.
When we talk about Hunter Cure’s career accomplishments within the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association he is the first person to tell you that he could not be where he is today without some great partners. These partners that he is talking about are his equine athlete family members, his horses, Charlie and Charger. He acquired his main steer wrestling partner Charlie from his fellow rodeo athlete Matt Reeves and has not looked back since. Charger, on the other hand, has quite the story and a solid friendship in his owner. Charger came off of a horse racetrack because he could not perform up to the potential that was needed and was sold to Hunter Cure no questions asked and has been his best and only hazing horse ever since. See what he has to say about his equine partners and the respect that they have for each other traveling thousands of miles in search of another Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification!
Listen below as Jason finds out answers to all of your questions as well as what some of his music and food go to choices are when he is traveling from rodeo to rodeo throughout the year. He also talk about what it is going to take to move from where he is 27th in the World Standings to move up to a spot that will secure his return trip the the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in the top 15 in the world. What does he have to say? Listen below…
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