By Susan Kanode/For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The first time Kaycee Feild won a bareback riding world championship was in 2011 – that was also the first time he won the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo.
Feild, from Spanish Fork, Utah, won the title in the AT&T Center again in 2013. He has won Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world titles for the past four consecutive years and is at the top of the bareback riding standings here. He won the first two rounds in Group 3 with scores of 83 and 84 points and still has one more opportunity to add to his earnings here.
His second-round ride in the AT&T Center came aboard Lil’ Devil on Feb. 18. The horse owned by Four Star Rodeo from Cottonwood, Calif., took Feild to that 84-point marking and earned him $2,281. He now leads the money standings with $4,562.
“I never get tired of making that victory lap,” Feild said. “The fans here are great and that makes it fun.”
Two more contestants are winning their share of the $1.65 million in prize money here. Adam Rose from Willard, Mo., and York Gill from Stephenville, Texas, have won both rounds in team roping with times of 5.4 and 4.8. They also have $4,562. By winning both rounds, they are guaranteed a spot in the semifinals so will be making plans to be back here for the semifinals next week.
Cody DeMoss from Heflin, La., started the year off with a win at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver and has kept his momentum going since then. The 10-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier leads the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings and added $2,281 to his earnings with a round win here. DeMoss rode Three Hills Rodeo’s Prom Nite for 84 points to win the second round. He tied for third place here on Tuesday as well. He leads the total earnings category in his event with $3,136.
One of the most exciting bull rides of the rodeo happened Wednesday when four-time world champion J.W. Harris was matched up with Four Star Rodeo’s Broken Spoke. The bull did his job well, with Harris matching him move for move for the full eight seconds. The resulting 92-point ride is the highest marked effort of this year’s rodeo so far.
The third round of bracket three starts on Thursday at 7 p.m. (CT).
Courtesy of PRCA