Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas
The first time Bryce Davis played on the Timed Event Championship stage, he finished in last place. That was two years ago.
Last year, the Texan made up for it, just as everyone in the arena suspected. He posted a five-round, 25-head time of 380.4 seconds to finish eighth in the average, which was worth $3,000.
Davis – who was just 5 years old the first time his father, Jim, won the first of two Steer Roping World Championships in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association – is the third generation of his family to qualify for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. His grandfather, Merle Davis, qualified for the first finale in 1959.
Bryce Davis knows what it means to perform well in the Fabulous Lazy E Arena. He won the average at the steer roping finals in 2009 and hasn’t missed an NFSR since. What else would you expect from a man with a champion’s pedigree?