Champion rides to second in average, world

Champion has long since proven The American title was no anomaly

Richmond Champion placed second in the NFR average and second in world in saddle bronc riding. Champion also won the tournament rodeo at Calgary Stampede this year. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/dudleydoright.com

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(December 16, 2017) – No one can say Richmond Champion just won a $1.1 million at the inaugural The American and was set up for a nice life.

Because three years later, Champion has won a lot of rodeos, some even more prestigious, even if they don’t pay as much, as the RFD-TV made-for-TV event at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, in which he won $100,000 in the event and the $1 million bonus as the only challenger to beat all of the world’s top 10 in any event.

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He will be here as one of the top 10 hoping to hold off such challengers in 2018 after a banner second NFR appearance to finish second in the average and second in he world. He won Calgary this this summer with its $100,000 payout just for the shootout alone. And he’s padded his coffers with more than $167K at the NFR, where he won Round 8, split the top two spots in Round  2 and ended up making the money seven times in 10 rounds.

Champion may have gave himself a  comfortable head start to on life after college at Tarleton State University, but he has proven to be much longer lasting than one great eight-second performance in a $1.2 billion stadium – he’s a true contender for the world title, finishing in 2017, at least, second only to one.

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Ranking Current To Round Contestant Average Score Average Place Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10
Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc Score Plc
1 10 Tim O’Connell 853.5/10 1 85.00 3/4 87.00 3/4 91.50 1 84.50 5 83.00 81.50 85.50 2/3 85.00 4/5 85.00 5/6 85.50
2 10 Richmond Champion 847.5/10 2 81.00   87.50 1/2 89.50 2 84.00 6/6 88.00 2/3/4 84.00 5/6 80.50   88.00 1 78.50   86.50 4/5
4 10 JR Vezain 842.0/10 3 84.50 5 83.50 78.00 81.50 87.50 5/6 88.00 1/2 83.00 85.00 4/5 85.00 5/6 86.00 6
6 10 Caleb Bennett 835.5/10 4 84.00 6/6 84.00 86.00 4 84.00 6/6 88.00 2/3/4 81.50 76.00 81.50 86.50 3 84.00
3 10 Tanner Aus 829.5/10 5 79.50 87.50 1/2 81.50 77.00 86.00 84.00 5/6 87.00 1 78.50 86.00 4 82.50
9 10 Steven Dent 825.0/10 6 84.00 6/6 78.50 83.00 6 83.50 85.50 73.50 78.00 84.00 87.00 2 88.00 1/2
13 10 Ty Breuer 814.5/10 7 82.00 81.50 78.50 90.50 1 81.50 77.00 73.00 81.50 82.50 86.50 4/5
11 10 Bill Tutor 802.5/10 8 80.00 78.00 71.00 85.00 4 88.00 2/3/4 70.00 83.50 4/5/6 84.50 6 75.00 87.50 3
5 10 Clayton Biglow 750.0/9 9 75.00 84.00 0 80.00 86.50 88.00 1/2 85.50 2/3 86.50 2 82.50 82.00
10 10 Mason Clements 746.5/9 10 85.00 3/4 83.00 0 83.50 88.50 1 70.00 83.50 4/5/6 81.00 84.00 88.00 1/2
15 10 R.C. Landingham 728.0/9 11 83.50 83.50 84.00 5 80.00 0 77.00 82.00 78.00 80.50 79.50
8 10 Orin Larsen 727.0/9 12 86.50 2 85.00 6 73.00 86.00 3 87.50 5/6 85.50 3 66.50 75.50 0 81.50
14 10 Wyatt Denny 617.5/8 13 78.50 73.50 72.50 87.00 2 78.00 72.50 74.50 0 0 81.00
7 10 Jake Vold 598.5/7 14 87.50 1 87.00 3/4 87.00 3 83.50 85.00 85.00 4 83.50 4/5/6 0 INJ INJ
12 10 Jake Brown 510.0/6 15 82.50 86.50 5 0 81.50 86.00 0 0 86.00 3 87.50 1 0

 

Rank Name City State Earnings
1 Tim O’Connell Zwingle IA $371,415.80
2 Richmond Champion The Woodlands TX $268,511.02
3 Tanner Aus Granite Falls MN $235,714.54
4 JR Vezain Cowley MT $220,830.87
5 Clayton Biglow Clements CA $200,557.07
6 Caleb Bennett Tremonton UT $195,087.68
7 Jake Vold Ponoka AB $185,705.50
8 Orin Larsen Inglis NE $171,009.22
9 Steven Dent Mullen NE $170,709.37
10 Mason Clements Santaquin UT $166,486.00
11 Bill Tutor Huntsville TX $166,397.84
12 Jake Brown Cleveland TX $161,866.34
13 Ty Breuer Mandan ND $145,644.90
14 Wyatt Denny Minden NV $140,084.23
15 R.C. Landingham Hat Creek CA $106,030.65

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