Mote leads list of elite cowboys

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GUTHRIE, Okla. – Bobby Mote is one of the most decorated bareback riders in ProRodeo history.

Bobby Mote
Bobby Mote

The Oregon cowboy owns four world championships and 13 straight qualifications to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He also has found competing in central Oklahoma to his liking. You see, Mote has won two of the last three bareback riding national championships right here in the Sooner State.

He returns to the action at this year’s Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, scheduled for 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10; 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11; and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Mote, who represents the Columbia River Circuit, joins 23 other regional champions that have qualified to compete at ProRodeo’s National Championship, the home of year-end and circuit finals champions from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 12 circuits.

That field includes a who’s who of bareback riding greats, including other NFR qualifiers Joe Gunderson, Austin Foss, Casey Colletti, Wes Stevenson and Caleb Bennett. They have a truckload of talent to the Lazy E, which for 30 years has been one of the most prestigious arenas in the sport.

Combined, those cowboys represent nearly 30 NFR qualifications. That’s proof of the shear talent that’s coming to one of the most prestigious rodeos in the sport’s history.


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