I spent my childhood dreaming of being a cowboy
and living a cowboy life. As a small boy,
in Long Beach, CA, I wanted to be a cowboy.
My mother could always find me where the horses
and cowboys were. That dream has become a
reality over the years and thanks to you,
rodeo's supporters and fans, I continue to
live the life of a "cowboy".
cowboy has long been the quintessential `American
Idol'. His story started in the wild,untamed
western lands of America's past. The
nation was young and unsettled. Dreamers,
adventurers and those with the pioneering
spirit were needed to tame the west. Many
answered the call, often with a trusty steed
as their partner and companion. The cowboy
was America's past and the rodeo cowboy is
part of America's present - strong, independent,
in charge of his own destiny.
past, present and future have been made possible
because of my own American dream. I love rodeo
and I love presenting part of my dream to
you with each performance. I love the patriotism,
athleticism, competition, excitement and thrills
that will accompany today's rodeo. Whether
you are a first time attender or a seasoned
veteran, I hope you will enjoy the show.
Cotton Rosser, General Manager
Flying U Rodeo Company
wins ABBI Classic Championship