Move over Colton, there’s a new sheriff in town. Incoming Oakdale High sophomore Caden Farquer, younger brother to longtime successful youth rodeo star, Colton Farquer, established a reputation all his own on the rodeo scene with an All-Around Cowboy title at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nevada from July 2 to 7. With competitors from three Canadian provinces and nine U.S. states vying for top honors, Caden erupted to stellar performances in cutting, team roping and tie down roping to snare five buckles, a trophy saddle and the spectacle that is his own brand new trailer.
“I was kind of shocked and speechless afterwards,” Caden said on July 11. “It was kind of fun and nerve-racking at the same time, and I was really hoping to win that trailer.”
Caden was the Reserve All-Around Cowboy and Rookie Cowboy during the District 5 Finals on April 28. He was second only to older brother Colton, who was the District 5 champion and ultimately qualified for the High School National Rodeo (July 15-21 in Wyoming).
“It’s nice when you have a brother to learn from, who helps you out so much,” Caden said. “I also want to thank (Jerold Camarillo) for teaching me, his sister (Christie Camarillo) for supporting me, Mimi Medlen for all her help and my parents for allowing me to do all this.
“It’s been amazing.”
At Silver State, Caden was fourth in the short-go and overall standings in boys cutting, second in the short-go and fourth overall in team roping (with partner Austin Paddock of Oakdale) and ninth in tie-down roping. The collection of placements landed him enough overall points (45) to eclipse the next closest competitor by 1.5 points. His effort led California to a second place finish in team points (544.5). Utah won with 603 team points. Caden continues his roping and riding at the Camarillo’s Oakdale ranch in preparation for his second season with District 5. He also plans to play for Oakdale High’s junior varsity basketball team in the winter and continue his interests in photography.