J.W. Harris clinched the NFR average title and his third straight bull riding world title Friday night.
What’s impressive is that the cowboy entered the NFR with $87,803, and in nine days in Las Vegas, he has won $150,394 with the 10th round to go. He has won four go-rounds and place in two others. He has also broken the bull riding earnings record at the NFR of $142,644, set by B.J. Schumacher in 2006.
But that’s not the biggest thing that’s happened to Harris in Las Vegas: His wife, Jackie, gave birth to the couple’s first child just before the start of the championship.