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Kaycee Feild completes memorable weekend at Clovis (CA) Rodeo

CLOVIS, CA – The sort of weekend Kaycee Feild just had gives new meaning to the term field day, or maybe just a new spelling.

Feild won the bareback riding title in Corpus Christi, TX, on April 24, then came back to win the Clovis Rodeo the next day, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event, presented by Justin Boots.

It all added up to weekend earnings of $11,137 and moved him from third place in the world standings, more than $10,000 behind Tilden Hooper, to second place and less than $3,000 from Hooper’s lead.

“It comes at a good time,” said Feild, of Payson, UT. “This is kind of an important time of year. You want to be in good position heading into the summer rodeos. It feels good to have this much money banked at this stage of the season.

“It means you don’t need to rodeo nearly as hard to stay near the top. I’ll be staying home and working out for a few weeks now, so I’m ready to go at the summer rodeos really hard. The key to this business is preparing well and staying healthy.”

His immediate reward is a camping trip with his family this weekend, and he’s working on snagging tickets to the Kentucky Derby the following week.

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“My dad (five-time World Champion Lewis Feild) used to rodeo,” Feild said in a fine bit of understatement, “and he taught me to pick and choose when you rodeo. The idea is not to wear yourself out. You don’t want to enter every rodeo, but ride your best on everything you do get on. Two or three rodeos a weekend is just about perfect.”

Well, Feild was perfect in two rodeos this weekend. His win in Corpus Christi was a repeat. Feild won there a year ago with an arena record 91-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force. This time he made do with an 89-pointer on Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage to edge Jeremy Mouton by a point.

The trip to Clovis was also a repeat, but of a wholly different sort.

Feild drew Burch Rodeo Company’s Friendly Fire for the second year in a row. A year ago, Friendly Fire “wore himself out in the chute” and didn’t perform well enough for Feild to earn a check.

On April 24, Feild rode Friendly Fire – who is also frequently used as a saddle bronc horse – for 86 points to bank $5,045, second only to the team roping pair of Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith, who earned $5,129 each for their victory.

“Friendly Fire came right out of the chute,” Feild said, “took a big swoop to the left and made three or four big jumps and kicks near the chutes that gave me some chances to show my stuff.”

Tie-down roper Hunter Herrin, who fell one spot shy of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last year, continued his aggressive season of redemption with a double of his own.

He had a 7.0-second run at Corpus Christi to win there, and then won a round and the two-head average in Clovis. Herrin of Apache, OK, was nearly a full second faster than Clovis runner-up Ryan Jarrett of Comanche, OK, with a total time of 15.8 seconds.

The other winners at the Clovis Rodeo Arena were Australian steer wrestler Brad McGilchrist (8.6 seconds on two head), team ropers Brazile and Smith (12.2 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (84 points), bull rider Shane Proctor (89 points) and barrel racer Kelli Tolbert (33.99 seconds on two runs).

CLOVIS, CA – The sort of weekend Kaycee Feild just had gives new meaning to the term field day, or maybe just a new spelling.

Feild won the bareback riding title in Corpus Christi, TX, on April 24, then came back to win the Clovis Rodeo the next day, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event, presented by Justin Boots.

It all added up to weekend earnings of $11,137 and moved him from third place in the world standings, more than $10,000 behind Tilden Hooper, to second place and less than $3,000 from Hooper’s lead.

“It comes at a good time,” said Feild, of Payson, UT. “This is kind of an important time of year. You want to be in good position heading into the summer rodeos. It feels good to have this much money banked at this stage of the season.

“It means you don’t need to rodeo nearly as hard to stay near the top. I’ll be staying home and working out for a few weeks now, so I’m ready to go at the summer rodeos really hard. The key to this business is preparing well and staying healthy.”

His immediate reward is a camping trip with his family this weekend, and he’s working on snagging tickets to the Kentucky Derby the following week.

“My dad (five-time World Champion Lewis Feild) used to rodeo,” Feild said in a fine bit of understatement, “and he taught me to pick and choose when you rodeo. The idea is not to wear yourself out. You don’t want to enter every rodeo, but ride your best on everything you do get on. Two or three rodeos a weekend is just about perfect.”

Well, Feild was perfect in two rodeos this weekend. His win in Corpus Christi was a repeat. Feild won there a year ago with an arena record 91-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force. This time he made do with an 89-pointer on Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage to edge Jeremy Mouton by a point.

The trip to Clovis was also a repeat, but of a wholly different sort.

Feild drew Burch Rodeo Company’s Friendly Fire for the second year in a row. A year ago, Friendly Fire “wore himself out in the chute” and didn’t perform well enough for Feild to earn a check.

On April 24, Feild rode Friendly Fire – who is also frequently used as a saddle bronc horse – for 86 points to bank $5,045, second only to the team roping pair of Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith, who earned $5,129 each for their victory.

“Friendly Fire came right out of the chute,” Feild said, “took a big swoop to the left and made three or four big jumps and kicks near the chutes that gave me some chances to show my stuff.”

Tie-down roper Hunter Herrin, who fell one spot shy of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last year, continued his aggressive season of redemption with a double of his own.

He had a 7.0-second run at Corpus Christi to win there, and then won a round and the two-head average in Clovis. Herrin of Apache, OK, was nearly a full second faster than Clovis runner-up Ryan Jarrett of Comanche, OK, with a total time of 15.8 seconds.

The other winners at the Clovis Rodeo Arena were Australian steer wrestler Brad McGilchrist (8.6 seconds on two head), team ropers Brazile and Smith (12.2 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (84 points), bull rider Shane Proctor (89 points) and barrel racer Kelli Tolbert (33.99 seconds on two runs).

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