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This is going to be a must-see event for rodeo fans in southeast Texas.
The 8 Second Bareback Shootout takes place during tonightâ€™s second performance of the Waller County Fair and Rodeo, featuring veteran Clint Cannon of Waller, Texas, in a head-to-head match vs. newcomer Richie Champion of The Woodlands, Texas.
Itâ€™s protÃ©gÃ© vs. mentor. Itâ€™s a four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier vs. a 21-year-old cowboy about to make his first appearance at ProRodeoâ€™s grand finale this coming December.
Champion learned the tools of the trade at the Southeast Texas Bareback Riding School, which is organized by Cannon and his family and takes place every November at the Waller County Fairgrounds. This season, the young cowboy has expounded upon those lessons like others before him: Austin Foss of Terrebonne, Ore., and J.R. Vezain of Cowley, Wyo. They will join Champion on those golden bucking chutes in Las Vegas.
The shootout is scheduled to be the third event during tonightâ€™s performance. Itâ€™s just another explosive feature for fans who love the excitement that is the Waller County Fair and Rodeo.