Calgary Stampede Steer Wrestling: Bray Armes a competitor to watch

Bray Armes acknowledges the crowd at the Calgary Stampede. (Shellie Scott)

Bray Armes had a career choice: wheat farmer or rodeo cowboy. You know which won out

CBC News Posted: Jul 01, 2015 5:00 AM MT

Bray Armes grew up in Texas wrestling steers, competing in rodeos and even attending university on a rodeo scholarship.

But then, life set in. Armes got married, started a family and became a wheat farmer in the Texas panhandle.

"I told everyone I was done rodeoing but deep down I still hadn't," said Armes in an interview with CBC.

At the age of 30, Armes started his comeback. He turned pro and hasn't looked back since. He's racked up over $500,000 US in lifetime earnings on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit.

Bray Armes will be making his third trip to the Calgary Stampede to compete. Although the Stampede is not a part of the PRCA circuit, it still attracts top steer wrestlers because of the $100,000 prize.

Read More at the link below from CBC Calgary......