Roughstock Athlete of the Week: Rookie Dean Thompson Leads Bareback Riding World Standings

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Dean Thompson is off to an exceptional start for his rookie season. The Utah bareback rider is currently No. 1 in the PRCA World Standings and having success everywhere he goes, including the National Western, making him your Roughstock Athlete of the Week.

With two rides each marking 84.5 points, Thompson is the No. 1 cowboy coming back to the Semifinals from Pool 1 in Denver. His 169 points on two also put him second overall in the Long Round through nine performances. Matchups with the Cervi Brother’s Fire’s Easy and Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Tory’s Boyfriend proved to be just what Thompson needed to advance.

With $16,542 already to his name in 2023, Thompson is setting himself up to make waves in the bareback riding.