La Porte City Teen to Appear on "Good Morning America" Sunday


By Larry Burkum

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa - A Black Hawk County teen will appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" Sunday morning, showing anchor Ron Claiborne how to race a rabbit.

Cassandra Brustkem,13, of La Porte City started training rabbits in the equestrian-type event -- also known as rabbit show jumping -- when she was in kindergarten.

Invented in Sweden in the 1970s, rabbit racing involves bunnies bouncing their way around courses of several small jumps of varying height and length.

You can see Brustkem's rabbit racing on KCRG-TV9 Sunday morning at 7.

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