Utah man ranked top 10 in National Finals Rodeo steer wrestling

Posted at 10:08 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 12:17:41-04

TREMONTON, Utah -- A Tremonton man is making a name for himself in the Rodeo arena.

Twenty-seven-year-old Baylor Roche finished the 2015 season ranked in the Top 10 in steer wrestling.

It was a family sport passed along to Roche and his brother, finding his love for Steer Wrestling in 2005. Roche’s coach, Rod Jones, was the one who first helped him get on his feet, participating in high school rodeos that same year.

Roche went to college at Utah Valley University where he rodeoed for Lewis Field. Just a few years later, he qualified for the 2015 National Finals Rodeo.

This year, Roche competed in eight out of a possible 70 rodeos to qualify again for the NFR. He is spending as much time with his family as possible, before completing a very busy season.

Should he hold on to his current ninth place standing, Roche will compete in the 2016 NFR, which will take place Dec. 1-10 in Las Vegas.