By Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon
He is the only pro bull rider to win the Xtreme Bulls Tour season twice. He won the NFR average with best friend bullfighter Dusty Tuckness in the Las Vegas arena providing protection. Over the Memorial Day Weekend a whole new world opened for the Kanin Asay family. The 29-year-old bull rider from Powell, Wyoming launched what could very well become a career for his son Kasen. The Mighty Mouse II era began. Kanin went by the nickname Mighty Mouse early in his career.
Kasen Asay is just three years old and built, shall we say, close to the ground. He stood tall for dad Kanin who brought the family to bull rider Josh Koschel’s Rodeo Bible Camp near Nunn, Colorado. Mom Sydney Asay was a little apprehensive but in total support of what her little man had in mind to accomplish on a mini-bull called Spud.
Travels with Charlie’ is a series of features by Charlie Coon produced exclusively for the Wrangler Network. Using the penname Curtis Scott, Mr. Coon has provided stories for the past 20 years to such outlets as The History Channel Magazine, American Heritage and the Denver Post. He is based in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he serves as coordinator for the state of Wyoming’s cowboy marketing program. Coon and cameraman Mike McCrimmon put together news, sports, and human interest features on a semi-regular basis for TV stations in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.