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R.C. Landingham

R.C. Landingham – Hat Creek, Calif.
1-time WNFR qualifier

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R.C. Landingham’s road to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) has had a lot of twists and turns.

He earned the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association bareback riding title in 2009 for Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Ore. The next year he joined the PRCA and was competing in bareback riding as well as riding bulls.

After injuries, his focus turned solely to bareback riding and he has been on track to qualify for the NFR for the past three years. In 2013 and 2014 he finished in the crying hole in 16th place. While some might have given up, being so close to making it increased his drive. In 2015, he finished outside of the top 15 again, this time a few holes back at 19th.

R.C. Started out the 2016 season with the same drive and determination that he has always had. But this time, things worked in his favor and he will be competing in Las Vegas. He enters the rodeo far inside the top 15 in fifth place with $104,678 in regular season earnings. He attributes his success this year to staying healthy and that has come about through a better workout schedule and diet.

Opportunities started for him when he was just five years old and started riding calves. He and his stepdad helped five-time world champion bareback rider, Joe Alexander on his ranch and that influenced R.C.’s bareback riding career.

He has a lot of fans that have been waiting for three years to see him come out of the famed yellow bucking chutes at the NFR.

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