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By Cassidy Bearinger

Halverson claims cash after taming bounty bull

Eight second ride


LuAnn Schindler

Riding high • Conner Halverson grasps the reins during his second ride of the evening at the Clearwater Rodeo. Halverson claimed a $1,000 prize for making it to eight seconds on the bounty bull.

A decade ago, while his friends were off riding bikes, eight-year-old Conner Halverson was riding bulls.

Hearing about and watching bull riding on TV when he was younger, led Halverson to pursue this dangerous career route.

Halverson is the son of Marika and Eric Halverson. The 17-year-old will be a senior in high school. Conner was the winner Friday night winner of Clearwater's Big Rodeo's bounty bull. The rookie was able to stay on the bounty bull Friday, June 28, earning a total of $1,000 from this bull.

The cowboy said, "It was a well-run rodeo and I enjoyed it."

When Halverson...

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