This isn’t JoJo LeMond’s first shot at competing in a championship at the Lazy E Arena. No, LeMond has become a regular at the annual Timed Event Championship, and he’s proven to be quite handy in the five disciplines that make up the competition.
A three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in team roping-heading, LeMond has taken to steer roping quite well, earning his first qualification to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Rodeo. He got a big start in February by sharing the event championship in San Antonio; the followed that with a win in Fort Smith, Ark.
While those victories added up to about $19,000 of his earnings, he secured his spot in this weekend’s field by catching plenty of checks along the way. In fact, most of his earnings came at rodeos he didn’t win, which explains why he’s ranked among the top 10 in the game.
This may be the first NFSR qualification for LeMond, but it’d be a good bet that 2013 isn’t his last.