By Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon
The 2004 world champion bareback rider has returned to pro rodeo and says he is healthier than ever. Kelly Timberman started training in earnest last fall with a plan to compete again in 2016. The 40-year-old Wyoming cowboy has been entering PRCA events now for about two weeks and won the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Colorado last weekend.
Timberman retired to, as a single parent, help his daughter through high school. She is now attending the University of Wyoming.
Behind the chutes at Elizabeth there were groups of young cowboys peppering Kelly with questions for an hour after he rode. Timberman drew a Summit Rodeo Co. horse called ‘Trailer Home’ on Sunday. They teamed for 83 points and a share of first-place earning $1,640.