Meet The Athlete: Will Lowe
Will Lowe is a household name in the bareback riding. He hails from the Texas panhandle and is a $2 million cowboy that has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 15 times. He was the Resistol Rookie of the year in 2002, he’s been a world champion three times and won the average twice in the Thomas & Mack. He is currently sitting No. 20 in the world standings.
Lowe has a long list of accomplishments and he’s had his fair share of big wins at big rodeos throughout his career. So far this season he has won the Walker County Fair and Pro Rodeo in Huntsville, Texas, the Woodward Elks Rodeo in Oklahoma, the Cattlemen’s Days in Gunnison, Colorado, just to name a few. He also won Iowa’s Championship Rodeo in Sidney, Iowa with 87 points on Last Pet of Cervi Championship Rodeo. got second at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo on On Your Own, another Cervi Championship Rodeo horse. He was in the money at the Daddy of ‘Em all this year as well and he won the Pikes Peak of Bust with 86 points on Storm Watch. Lowe kicked off this season placing in two of three of the Texas Circuit Finals and winning the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa, Texas.
Lowe has also had some injuries that were hard to forget, both injuries fairly recent. In January 2020, Lowe was kicked in the head at the Western National Stock Show and Rodeo by C5 Rodeo’s famous grey horse, Virgil. He bounced back with a quick recovery and rode at RFD-Tv’s The American in February that same year. In April 2021, at the San Angelo Cinch Chute-out, Lowe got kicked in the head again, this time by Killer Bee, and lived to tell the tail. He rode the mare for a 84 point score and came out of the accident with stitches on his forehead.
He came back strong and is now on the bubble of qualifying for his 16th NFR. Lowe has racked up a little over $42,000 to get him to where he’s at this year. We will see how these last few weeks play out for the veteran bareback rider.