Round 7 Video Highlights: 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
COURTESY PRCA LAS VEGAS – “Better late than never,” said Kaycee Feild. Although he hadn’t won a round at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo until Wednesday’s seventh performance, it didn’t lessen the joy for the two-time defending world champion bareback rider. “It feels great. I’m so thrilled right now,” Feild said. “I haven’t been riding poorly and haven’t been drawing poorly, but I haven’t scored that well.” The numbers back up his argument. Feild moved to first in the average with his 83-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Shadow Warrior before 17,416 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center. He also passed four-time champ Bobby Mote for first in the world standings with $168,251. He leads Mote – who missed out his horse in Round 6 and has little chance of winning an average check – by more than $14,000 and third-place Will Lowe, a three-time champ, by nearly $22,000. Feild is trying to become the first bareback rider to win three consecutive world championships since ProRodeo Hall of Famer Joe Alexander earned five straight from 1971-75. Alexander followed that with two regular-season championships (1976-77), in years the world title was decided by solely performances at the NFR. “Yeah, I know… Continue Reading
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