Events Horse Happenings Western

109th National Western Stock Show Rodeo Comes to Close

DENVER, (Jan. 25, 2015) — It’s been over 10 years since Bobby Mote won the bareback riding title at the National Western Stock Show, but judging by the way he rode here on Sunday, the veteran competitor can still ride any horse on the circuit and do it well.

            Mote won the final round with a whopping 89-point score on C5 Rodeo’s horse named Virgil in front of a near capacity crowd in the Denver Coliseum. He came from behind to win the championship and $8,062. He placed deep in the second round and qualified for the U.S. Bank Championship Finals in a tie for eighth place. His total of 249 points was two points ahead of the men in second place, Tim O’Connel from Zwingle, Iowa and Steven Dent from Mullen, Neb.