Ben Kramer Takes Opening Round Bracket with 85.5-Point Bareback Ride

Ben Kramer opened up with a big win in the first performance of his bracket in Fort Worth.

Kramer was marked 85.5 points to edge out Jayco Roper by a half-point and get the round win. Kramer, who rode Andrews Rodeo’s You Never Know, truly didn’t know about his matchup.

“Not really, I knew he came from Canada right when I set my riggin on.”

Although he had no information on the horse, Kramer stuck to his usual game plan.

“I just try and ride horses jump for jump and just do my best.”

His best was good enough for the round win and Kramer will be back on Wednesday as he looks to advance to the next round in Fort Worth.