2017 Bareback Riding Results

February 19, 2017

THE AMERICAN in 2017 was held in AT&T Stadium on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  The journey to the finals began months prior with qualifier events held across the country.  Riders then advanced to the Semi-Finals and the best competed in THE AMERICAN finals.  See the results below from both the "Long-Go" and "Shoot-Out" rounds. 

Bareback riding is one of the wildest and most exciting events of rodeo.  The rider may not touch the horse, his equipment or himself with his free hand or he will be disqualified. They are also required to have their feet above and in contact with the horse’s shoulder on the first jump out of the chute. This is known as the mark-out rule and it gives the horse the advantage. A qualified ride lasts eight seconds and both rider and animal are judged, with each able to earn a total of 50 points. The judges score the horse on bucking ability and degree of difficulty and the rider on spurring motion and control.  Winning scores at The American have ranged from the high 80s to 90s.

See the results of the Shoot-Out from THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER.

Place Name Total
1 Tim O'Connell 90.25
2 Jake Vold 89
3 Kaycee Feild 88
4 Orin Larsen 83.5

See the Long-Go results from THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER.  

1 Jake Vold 88.50 88.5 Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
2 Kaycee Feild 86.00 86 Spanish Fork, UT
3 Tim O'Connell 85.75 85.75 Zwingle, IA
4 Orin Larsen 84.50 84.5 Inglis, MB, Canada
5 Will Lowe (Q) 84.50 84.5 Canyon, TX
6 Steven Dent 83.25 83.25 Mullen, NE
7 Bobby Mote 83.00 83 Culver, OR
8 JR Vezain (Q) 82.00 82 Cowley, WY
9 RC Landingham (Q) 82.00 82 Hat Creek, CA
10 Austin Foss 81.50 81.5 Terrebonne, OR
11 Wyatt Bloom (Q) 81.25 81.25 Bend, OR
12 Caleb Bennett 77.50 77.5 Tremonton, UT
13 Tanner Aus 72.50 72.5 Granite Falls, MN
14 Tilden Hooper (Q) 7.6 **NO SCORE** Carthage, TX
15 Richmond Champion 6.6 **NO SCORE** The Woodlands, TX