It’s been three years since J. Tom Fisher backed into the roping box at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Rodeo. We’re glad he’s back.
And just like that magical two days in November 2010, he returns to this arena with his father, Dan, and older brother, Vin Jr. This season, though, he’s well ahead of the game, entering the championship No. 6 in the world standings with $44,028 in 2013 earnings. That’s solid, but so is this: not only is he roping with his family, but all are in the top 10.
J. Tom earned his way with four rodeo titles, winning in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; Weatherford, Texas; Coleman, Texas; and Ponca City, Okla. Those victories helped him secure his place here. That’s a great thing, considering he’s been on the verge each of the past two seasons: Fisher finished 17th in 2011 and 22nd a season ago.
Now J. Tom Fisher is in his rightful place. Expect him to be back for years to come.