Breaking It Down


Speed Williams

By Speed Williams
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   For quite some time my daughter has been interested in pursuing an education in nursing. Now she’s 18 and is having some success in the Breakaway world and she’s enjoying everything that goes with it.

By Speed Williams
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   This month I have a funny story to share. Almost every day I do private lessons where I teach people how to catch, especially the steer where you have 11 seconds to win the roping. It’s one of the things my kids and I work on constantly. While at the BFI this year, a man named Dale Davis was on me for not nominating some rodeos and trying to qualify with my son for the WCRA rodeo in Corpus Christi. Gabe heeled so well at the BFI and the following week was the last week to qualify. Hali had already qualified in the Breakaway. So, Gabe and I entered Northside and won second at the rodeo earning enough points to qualify for Corpus Christi.

By Speed Williams
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   Ever since Daren Peterson bought the BFI, he has called and texted trying to get me to come to the BFI and rope. I have explained to him how fortunate I am to stay booked with private lessons and get paid to rope at home almost every day. I told him I would be coming soon enough because my son always talks about roping in the BFI one day.

By Speed Williams
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   For one person to have the opportunity to win over $2 million in the sport of rodeo… all I can say is Wow! I’ve won a little over $2 million in my career and the opportunities now for my kids and all the current competitors, is mind blowing. I’m very impressed with the concept of the American Rodeo and what it’s become. I haven’t met the folks at Teton Ridge personally but have heard good things about them and their plans for the American.