A week ago, I wrote about Clovis Crane qualifying for the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo by winning the average titles in both bareback riding and bull riding at the Ram First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo.
What I didn’t know at the time was that Crane also earned the right to compete in saddle bronc riding in Oklahoma City when the championship takes place March 29-April 1. You see, Zack Vickers won the year-end and average titles in bronc riding; since the RNCFR qualifiers are the year-end and average winners, Vickers’ feat called for the regional tie-breaker, which means the second-place contestant in the year-end race earns the trip to the national championship.
That’s how Crane qualified for the RNCFR in all three roughstock events. Kudos to him, because it’s quite a feat. I’ll give him the edge in winning the all-around title in Oklahoma City in a couple of months.