PublicationProRodeo Sports News - March 22, 2019

Bareback rider Kaycee Feild won the Championship Shootout round with a 92-point ride on Korkow Rodeo’s Onion Ring. This was the third time that Feild scored 90 points or higher during this year’s competition in Houston. Billie-Jean Duff photo Feild has three 90-plus-point rides

B areback rider Kaycee Feild scored 90 points or higher on three of his rides en route to winning $56,250 and his fifth RodeoHouston buckle. The four-time world champion (2011-14) won Houston in 2012 and 2014-16, but this was the first time his Houston winnings counted toward the PRCA | RAMWorld Standings. “This one was pretty awesome because I was really dominant in 2011-14 and in 2015, and then after that I just kind of lost focus and was going through the motions,” said Feild, who moved into first place in the world standings as of March 19. “Then midseason last year toward the fall, I saw things differently and it slowed down for me. I was enjoying it and having fun again and dreaming about it more and really enjoying the part of getting on the bucking horses and going down the road with my buddies.”

Winning Houston pushed him past the $100,000 mark before the winter run is over. As the Utah cowboy turned 32 on March 4, Houston’s action was underway, and he scored 90 points on Calgary Stampede’s Welcome Delivery during the second round of Super Series 4. In the Championship round, he posted a 91-point ride on Flying U Rodeo’s Blue Indigo, only to surpass the feat in the Championship Shootout with 92 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Onion Ring. Although age takes its toll for roughstock competitors, experience is a factor at major competitions such as Houston. “When you go into a big atmosphere like that there’s a lot of pressure, and the energy in that building is amazing,” Feild said. “Butterflies can take over pretty easily. But if you’ve experienced it before, it pays off.” –Matt Naber

ProRodeo Sports News 3/22/2019


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