Female Steer Roper Kassandra Shoemaker Notches Her Name in College Rodeo History
Originally from Colorado Kassandra Shoemaker now calls the Cowboy State home as she attends the University of Wyoming where she competes in both breakaway and steer roping.
When asked about how she made her decision on where to college rodeo Shoemaker said, “It’s close to home, Laramie is a beautiful town and like everybody talks about, people in Wyoming are just one of a kind.”
Shoemaker is one of a kind herself as she is the first female in history to compete in the College Division of the National Finals Steer Roping.
Although high school rodeo was not much of an option for the cowgirl, she used the time she had to hone in on her skills in both events.
“I’ve been riding before I could walk, like I said, COVID was actually a big blessing for me, I got to stay home and ride colts and I got to start rodeoing a little bit more.”
Shoemaker says her parents have been instrumental in getting her to where she is today along with her equine partner that she has been riding and competing on since her days in 4-H.
With the arrival of summer, Shoemaker will be spending her time competing at Wyoming Steer Roping Association jackpots as well as breakaway ropings as she prepares for her return to college rodeo in the fall.