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Utah cowboys take top spots at National Finals Rodeo

Posted at 11:13 AM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 16:24:56-05

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Three Utah cowboys took first place in their respective competitions at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, with one rider making history with his bareback riding victory.

Ryder Wright from Beaver, Utah narrowly edged out his brother Stetson in the Saddle Bronc competition, earning him nearly $27,000 in prize money.

But younger brother Stetson won the Bull Riding contest, taking home $28,000.

Kaycee Feild again proved he is a champion bareback rider, earning the top spot in that competition with a purse of nearly $27,000.

He is a five-time bareback champion, with four consecutive world championships from 2011-2014, and a fifth in 2020.

Feild won three go rounds in a row this week.

With his win on Monday night, Feild has won more NFR bareback go-round buckles than any other rider in history, and is now seeking an historic sixth world championship."

Feild is the son of all-around cowboy champion Lewis Feild, who held the title from 1985-1987.