Shad Mayfield was on a heater on the PRCA trail like never seen before.
Then, in the middle of March, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic put rodeos on hold.
Mayfield did take a minute to touch base with fans late last week via video.
“I want to let everybody know that we are thankful for them helping us out in this tough time, all the health care workers and first responders,” he said. “I’ve just been roping every day trying to get better in this off time.”
Mayfield is leading the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $130,701. His biggest win came at The American (March 8) when he left Arlington, Texas, with $603,000 – $53,000 which counted toward the world standings.
On Feb. 22, the 19-year-old, Clovis, N.M., cowboy clocked a 6.9-second run in the finals to win the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Mayfield earned $15,000 for his last run and earned $24,500 to claim the coveted San Antonio crown in his second attempt. Mayfield made his debut at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2019, and finished 12th in the world standings.
Courtesy of PRCA