Cade Swor – Winnie, Texs ($85,460)
7-time WNFR qualifier
1-time RNCFR qualifier
Cade Swor’s success in the tie-down roping has come from hard work, athletic ability and adaptability.
The native of southeast Texas joined the PRCA in 2002. Two years later he made his first of nine appearances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. On the way to that first qualification he rode over 30 horses, adapting to each horse’s style and finding a way to win.
That came in handy this year again. His main horse “Floyd Money” was on the injured reserve and Cade, once again, found himself riding several different horses. One of those was the 2017 AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year, Simon Cow, owned by fellow competitor Shane Hanchey. Cade rode Si in the final round at the Greeley Stampede over the Fourth-of-July and tied for the championship with Shane.
Cade got Floyd Money back the end of the season and the duo quickly started winning again. He will enter the 2017 NFR in 13th place with $85,460. Nobody was any happier to have Floyd Money back in the trailer this fall than Cade’s wife, Sarah.
She travels with him and wants nothing more than to see him succeed. Her positive attitude and faith in his ability have paid big dividends for the couple who tied the knot in 2015. They had started dating a year earlier and that changed everything for Cade. He qualified for the NFR consecutively from 2004 – 2006.
Then for the next seven years, he fell short. Since he and Sarah have been together, he has four consecutive qualifications. She is his biggest fan and will be in the Thomas and Mack Center every night watching her favorite cowboy adapt to the atmosphere of the NFR and go for the money.