Allen Boore – Axtell, Utah
1-time WNFR qualifier
1-time RNCFR qualifier
When Allen Boore rides into the Thomas and Mack Center at his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, he will be living a lesson taught to him by his father.
Allen’s father Danny is a farmer and his mother works at an elementary school in Gunnison, Utah. They have six children and Danny has always been a hard worker. That has been an example for them, that if they work hard and do their best they can achieve anything.
Allen is no stranger to hard work. He qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo twice while working towards his bachelor’s degree in agriculture business at Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. He graduated in June of 2013 and helped carry the men’s team to a championship.
That same year he joined the PRCA and finished 82nd in the world standings. The next year was better with a 36th place finish. Then in 2015 he improved even more almost qualifying for the NFR and finishing the season in 18th. He did represent the Wilderness Circuit at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo last April.
For a saddle bronc rider, competing in the Wilderness Circuit might be a little intimidating with the dominance of the Wright family. For Allen, that is the opposite. He looks up to Cody Wright and has gotten a lot of advice and learned from the Wrights.
He has put that knowledge to good use this year and has done more than just knock on the door. He enters his first NFR in 9th place with $77,289 in regular-season earnings. His wife of five years, Katie, gave birth to the couple’s first child last January, a girl they named Berkley.
Katie and three-month-old Berkley went to Kissimmee, Fla., last April to cheer Allen on. Now, they will be making the trip to Las Vegas to watch him compete in the electric Thomas and Mack Center arena.