Athlete of the Week: Brannan Allen

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) If you go to the Rimrock rodeo in Fruita this summer you'll see roper Brannan Allen. He's there to practice for a much bigger competition.

Allen's whole life has been spent on a horse competing in rodeos.

"My parents rodeo'd. I just thought , follow in their footsteps," said Allen.

Brannan Started his rodeo career at just five years old. Now as an 8th grader he is already a state champion in multiple events. It's not just competing either. His horse is in top shape as well.

"The hardest thing about this whole thing is you have to be so motivated to do it. It can't be just, I'll work on it tomorrow. It has got to be every single day," said Allen.

There is still one thing that Allen has yet to rope in and that is a national title. He will get that chance when he competes at the National Junior Finals Rodeo in South Dakota at the end of the month.

"That has been one of my biggest goals ever. At first it was to just win a state championship. Now that I am going to Nationals I'd love to win a National championship,"said Allen.

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