Rookie Bull Rider Jax Mills Discusses His Early Season Success and More on Western Sports Round-Up

The 19-year-old bull rider wants to blaze his own trail in ProRodeo

Jax Mills is a name to watch in the bull riding.

The 19-year-old ranks No. 21 in the PRCA World Standings currently and No. 2 in the Resistol Rookie Standings and if you ask him, it’s only going to get better.

“In bull riding, you just gotta keep going for the next bull, so I always see (things) going up,” he said. “Just riding more bulls and winning money as I ride.”

Mills has already had noteworthy finishes at several rodeos this season, including two in November - he was 86 at Bulls in the Ballpark to take second and also went 90 in the Cinch World’s Toughest in Indianapolis.

The latter of which was the first 90 of his professional career and almost never happened. He had his stuff packed before an injury put him in the Bonus Round.

“They said ‘hey, you wanna get on him, so I hurried up, put everything on and ended up going 90,’” he said.

Mills has a great rig his rookie year for both friendly competition and mentorship. He’s traveling alongside reigning Resistol Rookie of the Year T Parker as well as fellow rookie 19-year-old Lija Gore.

"(Tristin) knows what we gotta do to win (Resistol) Rookie (Of the Year) and with Lija being a rookie too, it just gives us that friendly competition to make us want to be better and really win.”

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