22-year-old Boudreaux Campbell heads to his fourth National Finals Rodeo in four years since joining the PRCA in 2017. The 2019 Reserve World Champion bull rider earned $85,746 on 32 qualified rides from 79 bulls to return to the NFR in 2020. During the regular season, his 41% ride average came with an 84.82 average ride score the No. 3 spot on the NFR bull riding roster.
He began 2020 winning the San Antonio Stock Show Extreme Bulls that came with a season boost of $15,000 check-in late February.
Boudreaux’s path to professional bull riding began when he was four years old. Campbell’s mindset has never waivered from winning and being the best, and he has continued to push himself to be one of the top 15 bull riders in the world for the fourth straight year.
The left-handed bull rider Campbell who frequently says, “I have one job – stay on,” has used that mantra since winning the Texas State Jr. High and High School state bull riding championships. That same year he graduated from Lovelady High School, he won the 2017 Resistol PRCA Rookie of the Year contest.
In 2017 as a rodeo rookie, he earned his top 15 rank and first NFR appearance at the last two rodeos of the year, where he hung on to qualify for his first trip to the NFR after winning ten bull riding rodeo events during the regular season. Adjusting to the chaos that can be your first trip to the Superbowl of rodeo, he got advice to “dig deep and go get it.” He then split the Round 9 win and finished 10th in the world standings with $144,601.
In 2018 he finished significantly higher at number 8 with earnings of $106,430.78 in qualifying dollars. A disappointing second trip to Vegas left Campbell in 14th place. He placed in one round on one head, earning $29 038, and total 2018 earnings of $135,469 with ten event title wins.
In 2019 Campbell was the second place bull rider challenging Sage Kimzey to defend his four-year reign over the bull riding category. Finishing second came with total earnings of $344,573 for the year. He placed second in the average after earning $217,801, won Rounds 6 and 9, and placed in seven.
This team roping, former basketball-playing Dallas Cowboys fan began his pro career with Tuff Hedeman. In both CBR and Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour events, he earned over $100,000 with Hedeman standing in front of the chutes; most recently, Campbell earned the South Point THBRT championship last March.
Courtesy of TuffHedemanBullRiding.com