No. 1 Bareback Rider Jess Pope Likely Out Until August

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Jess Pope has been No. 1 in the PRCA Bareback Riding World Standings for a majority of the season, but he will not be able to defend that spot for a few weeks.

On Wednesday night, he shared on Instagram that a horse rolled on top of him at the Western Stampede in Utah on July 1. He is hoping to be back by the first week of August.

“I am not happy about my 4th run being cut short but I am so lucky for all my family, friends and sponsors that have my back. Now back to Kansas to rest and heal up,” he wrote.

Pope has won nine rodeos in the 2022 season and made $121,193. Cole Reiner is second in the World Standings with $92,598.

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