Roughstock Athlete of the Week: Tim O’Connell Places in Six Rodeos Over Fourth of July Run



Three-time PRCA Bareback Riding World Champion Tim O’Connell won more than $20,000 between June 28 and July 4 to be named The Cowboy Channel’s Roughstock Athlete of the Week.

O’Connell’s Cowboy Christmas started with two Go-Round wins. On June 28, he was 87.5 points aboard Championship Pro Rodeo’s Boom Boom Girl and that score was good enough to earn him first place at the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona. O’Connell was given a whopping 47.5 point contestant score on that ride and banked more than $6,500.

Two days later, he returned to the Greeley Stampede (Colorado) for the Short Round of the rodeo that began on June 25. He won it with an 88.5 point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Black Kat and ended up fourth overall.

Following Greeley, O’Connell hit the road for a classic Fourth of July weekend - four rodeos in four days in three different states. In those four rodeos, O’Connell notched three Top 3 finishes on three rides of 85.5 points or more, all of which earned him $3,900 or more.

From June 28 to July 4, O’Connell was 6-of-6 with an average score of 86.3 points. He moved from No. 5 to No. 3 in the PRCA World Standings.


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Coy Pollmeier takes the Bull Riding Title in Sikeston with an 88-point ride on Rawhide!
Tristan Martin’s success in the northwest continues as he takes home the title in Hermiston, Oregon with a time of 7.0 on two head.
Saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell finally drew Womanizer and he made the eight seconds count. He got the win in Sikeston, Missouri.
Wyatt Denny started off the final performance of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo with a bang on Saturday night.

Jennifer Kalafatic took the round in Thursday’s performance and entered the top three overall at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo after stopping the clock at 17.26 seconds.
Braden Richardson took the lead in Hermiston after an 88.5-point ride on Corey and Lange Rodeo’s new bull Gold Rush.
Trey Holston had a rematch with a Cervi bull that put him on top of the leaderboard after night No. 2 in Sikeston.
Mary Brooks and her horse, Bandit, stop the clock and change the leader board in Missouri last night and she caught up with Katy Lucas.
Team ropers Coy Rahlmann and Douglas Rich drew a steer they knew they could win it on and they went straight to the lead of Round 2, and the rodeo, in Missouri.
Riley Duval is giving it his all the last few weeks of the season and in Sikeston, he will be adding to his season earnings. He currently leads the two head average.