KISSIMMEE, Fla. (April 7, 2017) – To win a title at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo is the culmination of setting goals, working hard to achieve them and having a little luck.
The man that has done that the best here so far is Olin Ellsworth from Warrensburg, New York, who qualified for the First Frontier Circuit. Ellsworth stopped the clock in 3.9 seconds to win $6,254.
“I’ve worked really hard at steer wrestling,” Ellsworth said. “I’ve practiced a lot and waited for a moment like this.”
Ellsworth will have a second opportunity at the RNCFR at the Saturday matinee performance. He along with 26 other steer wrestlers each compete twice. Half of them will compete Saturday afternoon and the other half will be part of Saturday night’s performance. Their two times will be added together and the eight men who have the fastest total will advance to Showdown Sunday, the final performance of the 2017 RNCFR.
At the conclusion of Sunday’s rodeo, champions in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding and bull riding will be awarded as well as an all-around champion who is competing in more than one event. The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association will also crown a barrel racing champion.