Seth Glause is making his second trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, having earned his trip to the championship by finishing the regular season with a hair more than $65,000, good enough for 14th in the world standings.
On Thursday night, he’ll wrap his hand to 1,800 pounds of humping, bucking, twisting muscle and try to hang on for eight seconds, all while competing under the brightest lights in ProRodeo.
Did I mention he’s just 22 years old?
Two seasons ago, Glause finished the year No. 15 in the world standings. If he wants to make a statement, this is the year to do it. He’s a couple years older. More importantly, he knows what to expect inside the Thomas & Mack Center. Sure, he’ll still have the jitters, but they won’t be nearly as intense this time around.
Now he just needs to go about the business of riding bulls. If he can tame his nerves, the rest should be easy.