Roscoe Jarboe – New Plymouth, Idaho
1-time WNFR qualifier
Roscoe Jarboe had never set foot in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena prior to the 2016 edition of the event, yet he still listed it as his favorite rodeo on his PRCA bio.
Growing up with a bull riding father, Bo Jarboe, and being involved in the sport of rodeo it was a rodeo he had always heard about and dreamt of competing there. That became a reality for the 20-year-old last July.
He couldn’t have written the story any better if it had been part of a movie script. He competed there the first weekend, rode both of his bulls and was nearly assured a spot in the finals. He came back to Cheyenne to compete the next weekend and left with the championship and $15,220.
The story continues as that money moved him from 14th in the world standings up to seventh and that is the same place he will enter his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Roscoe won $100,207 during the regular season.
That money also puts him in first place in the bull riding rookie standings but he will have to hold off Garrett Tribble who also qualified for the NFR to get that title.
When he won the “Daddy of ‘em All” last July, Roscoe added his name to a long list of legendary bull riders that have won the title there in the past 80 years. He also secured his place in history in that arena.
The former Oregon high school rodeo champion bull rider has gathered a lot of fans in the Northwestern United States. With his trip to Las Vegas to compete at the NFR, he will be gaining more fans across the nation.