JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
JoJo LeMond was in position to win his first Timed Event Championship title just 12 months ago.
Sitting second after the 24th run, LeMond struggled in the final run of the long weekend. Wrapping up the five rounds of competition, LeMond posted a 51.4-second steer roping run and fell all the way to seventh place. But that’s OK, because the Texas cowboy was trying to win the coveted championship; still, he earned $4,500.
LeMond is electric. If his exploits last March weren’t enough, he made a strong case for such in 2010, when he blasted an 8-year-old record for fastest heading run. LeMond’s 4.5 was more than a half second faster than the mark established by B.J. Campbell. He also owns the heeling record, a 4.9-second run accomplished in 2009.
LeMond is a three-time heading qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. While competing with Cory Petska in the 2010 NFR, LeMond roped more than $42,000; the tandem won the fifth and sixth go-rounds and placed in another.
The 1999 team roping champion in the Texas State High School Rodeo Association (with Colby Schneeman), LeMond has a way of making things happen in the arena. Of course, that’s why we watch.