Monday, August 29, 2016

Lundbreck cowboy Kyle Thomson retires from pro rodeo

Toni Lucas - Lundbreck area cowboy Kyle Thomson retired from the pro rodeo circuit after one final go at the Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo on Saturday, August 20.  Thomson addressed his hometown crowd with a brief statement, saying "This sport is about family.  There is only one reason to do it, and it ain't to get rich.  I'm not retiring, I'm quitting because I can't retire.   I love this sport, and it has given a lot to me."

From The Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo was the final rodeo destination for five time Canadian champion Kyle Thomson, who made the last ride of his tremendous career during the Saturday afternoon performance. The former CPRA board member and 11-time Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier captured four All Around titles and added a High Point title as well during a career that spanned seventeen years. Thomson is one of only a handful of Canadians to win the coveted Linderman Award, the PRCA honour that goes to the top money earning cowboy competing in three events—at least one rough stock and at least one timed event. The Lundbreck, Alberta cowboy won the Linderman in 2012.

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