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Shane O'Connell

Events: Bareback
Born: 10/12/1995 Rapid City, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2015
PRCA Career Earnings: $56,621.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Rapid City, S.D.

2016 world standings place: 19th
2016 earnings: $56,621
RNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: Western Texas College (Snyder, Texas)

2017 Highlights

• Won the all-around at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of 76 Rodeo
• Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.)
• Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede
• Won the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.)
• Won the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.)

• Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up
Career Highlights

• 2016: Won the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair And Rodeo. Co-champion Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days. Ranked second in the Resistol Rookie Standings for bareback, fifth in the Badlands Circuit for bareback
• 2015: Won the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas)

• Won the South Dakota High School Rodeo bareback title (2011-2013)
• Won the South Dakota High School Rodeo bull riding title (2014)
• Won the National Little Britches Rodeo bareback title (2008-2012)
• Co-champion bareback rider at the National High School Finals Rodeo (2013)

5-10, 165 … Parents, Jiggs and Ann O’Connell, sisters, Eryn and Rylee … Is not related to Tim O’Connell, but they are friends … Started competing in rodeo when he was 5 years old … Describes his riding style as “a little old school,” strong on his feet and aggressive … Favorite horse to draw is Three Hills Rodeo’s Mr. Harry … Wishes he’d had a chance to ride Lunatic Fringe … Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days is his favorite rodeo because of its history and because he split second place with Tim O’Connell in 2016 … Looks up to PRCA bareback rider Joe Wilson, who taught him how to ride … Graduated from Rapid City (S.D.) Central High School in 2014 with a class of 350 students … Wrestled and played football until he graduated … Ranches with his dad … Maintains a simple workout routine with pushups, sit-ups and stretching, also keeps active working cattle and fixing fences … Enjoys watching wrestling and the Denver Broncos … Likes to go fishing, shooting, and hunting for mule deer … Favorite movies are Jeremiah Johnson and 8 Seconds … Favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows … Is a fan of Waylon Jennings … Doesn’t put his hat on the bed
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