Breakaway Roping Representative
Sarah was born and raised in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. She was born to Kerry (now of Lumby, B.C.) and Zanie Morrissey (Merritt, B.C), and sister to Dan Morrissey (Merritt, B.C.). Neither parent was ever involved in rodeo or ranching, so Sarah had to make her own way into the rodeo world basically on her own skills and determination. She competed in Little Britches and High School rodeo with quite a bit of success and furthered her rodeo career upon earning scholarships to compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, in the USA.
She competed for Idaho State University (1 year) and Chadron State College (3 years). While maintaining a top 10 finish in breakaway roping throughout her college rodeo career, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology and Chemistry from Chadron State College. From there she stepped away from rodeo to achieve a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming.
Immediately after graduation, she went to work for Rite Aid Pharmacy in Spokane, Washington (and later in Ephrata, Wa). As soon as she was able, Sarah purchased a small acreage (in 2009) and two horses (in 2011). She trained both horses to be multi-event horses and that helped renew her passion for roping and rodeo. She competed on both horses and maintained full-time employment until her passion for roping overtook her desire to be a pharmacist.
In July of 2019, Sarah made the decision to retire from being a pharmacist and pursue life, being a full-time breakaway roper! She sold her house, bought a living quarters horse trailer and hit the road! Her passion for breakaway roping and living a happy life has kept Sarah travelling around the country to PRCA/WPRA rodeos for the past 2 years and she plans to continue living her dream for as long as possible!
2021 WPRA Pro-Rodeo Breakaway Season
• Finished 12th in the World Standings and 13th after the NFR Breakaway Roping (NFBR)
• Finished 9th in the average at the NFBR
• Placed in 4 rounds at the NFBR
• Finished 9th in the ProRodeo Tour World Standings
• Finished 3rd in the PRCA Badlands Circuit Standings
• Walla Walla Frontier Days Champion – Walla Walla, WA
• Horse Heaven Round-Up Champion – Kennewick, WA
• Earl Anderson Memorial Champion – Grover, CO
• Ellis County Livestock Show and Rodeo Champion – Waxahachie, TX
• Will Rogers Stampede Co-Champion – Claremore, OK
• Days of the Old West Rodeo Co-Champion – Delta, CO
• Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo Reserve Champion – Gordon, NE
• War Bonnet Round-Up Co-Reserve Champion – Idaho Falls, ID
• Third place finishes at Colorama Rodeo (Grand Coulee, WA), North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City, ND), and the Pendleton Round-Up (Pendleton, OR)
• RFD-TV’s The American Qualifier
• Travelled to 19 states to compete in 72 PRCA rodeos