Since the day he signed his name on his permit to begin competing in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Will Lowe has been one of the very best bareback riders in the sport.
You can look at his 10 straight qualifications to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo or his nearly $2 million in earnings since. Maybe you can gander at that shiny hardware hanging off his belt, one of three Montana Silversmiths gold buckles he’s earned for the 2003, 2005 and 2006 world championships.
But possibly the biggest acknowledgement is that Lowe remains one of the most consistent cowboys traveling the rodeo trail, which winds its way toward the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo for its four days of competition March 29-April 1 at Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
Lowe, a Kansas cowboy who has lived in the Texas Panhandle much of his professional career, won the Texas Circuit year-end and finals average titles for 2011 to qualify for the RNCFR. He’s one of many great bronc busters who will try their talents against the great bucking horses that will be featured in Oklahoma City, a community with one of the richest rodeo legacies in the country.