Submitted by Phillip Kitts
Native Texan bareback rider Jake Brown put together all the ingredients for a round winning ride in the second to last night of the National Finals Rodeo.
Jake has had a whale of a 2019 season, the list of rodeos he won is long and carries some very distinguished events. His hard running and big winning season carried him back to the NFR and his shot at the big money.
The 2019 NFR has been a rough one for him, with a few bucks offs and poor draws he did not find himself in the money until round seven. During round seven, he shared the sixth spot with Clint Laye but laid claim to a little more than $2,000.
Finally, in round nine the scenario was just right, he drew Blessed Assurance from J Bar J. This horse has a great reputation and is known for taking cowboys to the pay window. It was Jake’s turn, with a 89.5 point ride he finally put a good one together.
With one more round left Jake had one more shot to line his pockets with NFR cash.
Photo courtesy James Phifer