Kade Sonnier Discusses Recovery, Riding and Big Goals for the Season in Reno

The bareback rider is No. 27 after competing for the first time in six weeks at the Reno Rodeo over the weekend

During the Reno Rodeo Preshow on Sunday, Katy Lucas and Kade Sonnier talked through his recent injury as well as his upcoming rides and goals.

On May 3, he suffered a spiral fracture in his thumb after battling it out with Championship Pro Rodeo’s Hooey Rocks at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo in Oklahoma. While Sonnier still managed to pull through and make an outstanding ride worth 88.5 pts, he would be sidelined for the next six weeks.

The No. 27 Bareback Rider in the World was cleared to ride for the Reno Rodeo last week. Since then, he has been doing his homework to ensure that Rosser Rodeo’s Get Your Kix is the right horse to make his comeback on. The pair matched up for 77.5 points and Sonnier will compete again Monday night in hopes taking the first steps toward a big summer goal.

“I set a personal goal that I guess I never really was going to come clean with,” he said, “but from today to the end of the season, it’s 100 days and my goal is to win between $125,000-$150,000 in that 100 days.”

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