Local Rodeo Cowboy Finishes Strong
Filer, Idaho (KMVT-TV) This weekend before a hometown crowd Cody DeMers did what he does best.
"I've been riding bareback horses as long as I can remember. My dad started me riding sheep and calves and everything when I was little and I went to my first bareback riding school at College of Southern Idaho when I was 5–years old," said DeMers, professional bareback rider.
The four-time National Finals Rodeo competitor had a successful ride Saturday night, posting the highest score of the evening.
But, his chances at a fifth run at the NFR this year are not looking good.
"I'm down the numbers quite a ways. I've not had the best as far as the way I've been ridin or the way I've been drawin either way," said DeMers.
DeMers is entering his second year as an assistant rodeo coach at CSI.
A job that as he explains allows him to give back, but has also had an unexpected outcome.
"The young kids coming in that program have put fire back in me. So, it's awesome for me and I've got a great group of kids that are fun to work with," said DeMers.
So what's next for DeMers?
"Ah heck, I don't know. I try to live for tomorrow. We'll see what tomorrow brings," said DeMers.
A career for some, but a lifestyle for DeMers.