GET SOCIAL 
SHOP NOW AT:
WRANGLER.COM

Clayton Biglow

Clayton Biglow – Clements, Calif. ($181,952)
4-time WNFR qualifier
2019 World Champion

After the best season of his rodeo career, Clayton Biglow is headed to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the fourth consecutive year – and this time he’s the frontrunner.

He racked up nearly $182,000 in regular-season earnings, including over $9,000 in the final month of the season to move him $5,741 ahead of four-time world champion Kaycee Feild.

Clayton has been among the top seven bareback riders in the world since 2016, just three years removed from winning the National High School Rodeo Association champion bareback rider and reserve all-around cowboy.

After his first NFR qualification in 2016, he finished the season in seventh place. In 2017, he was fifth and in 2018 he finished fourth. With that constant improvement, this year he is poised for a serious bid for a world championship.

Clayton started the season strong and was second in the standings in February. He dropped to sixth in April and was still in that spot in June. He won Cheyenne Frontier Days in July with a 91-point ride on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Witchy Woman. By August 2 he was back to second. In September he won the Washington State Fair Rodeo in Puyallup and finished the season strong.

The California native started riding in youth rodeos when he was six years old, following in the footsteps of his father, Russ, who rode bareback horses and roped.

Clayton’s mother, Jessie, trains jumping horses and while he rode saddle horses with her, he learned a lot of horsemanship skills. As he got older, he rode colts for his mom and roped with his dad.

Now, the family gets to sit back and enjoy watching their only son ride bucking horses for a living. Clayton has two sisters who have ridden jumping horses and competed in barrel racing.

Last year at the WNFR, Clayton placed in seven rounds, including an arena-record 93-point ride on C5 Rodeo’s Virgil – the 2018 Bareback Horse of the Year – to win the fifth round. He will be aiming to build on that performance this year at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Four days after this year’s NFR, Clayton will celebrate his 24th birthday. The best way to celebrate would be to be wearing a new gold buckle.

Presented by Hesston