Horse Happenings Uncategorized

Tim O’Connell rides Craig at Midnight to shake off slow start

Photograph by Tom Donoghue

LAS VEGAS – The first two rounds of the Wrangler NFR were unkind to two-time defending bareback riding champion Tim O’Connell.  He failed to place in either round, meaning no extra money. Yet he still held first place in the world standings.
That lead grew quite a bit after O’Connell won Round 3 with an 88.5-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Craig at Midnight in front of 17,031 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 8.

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O’Connell Captures RNCFR National Title

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Tim O’Connell doesn’t have to chase a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national championship anymore.
The standout bareback rider checked that goal off his list when he won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo April 10 at the Silver Spurs Arena.