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Shane O'Connell


Events: Bareback
Born: 10/12/1995 Rapid City, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2015
PRCA Career Earnings: $331,218.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2018)
Current Residence: Rapid City, S.D.

2019 world standings place: 31st
2019 earnings: $43,061
Education: Western Texas College (Snyder, Texas)

Professional
Career Highlights

• 2019: Won the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo, the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.), the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo, the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, the Lexington (Ky.) Rodeo, the Big Sky Pro Rodeo (Great Falls, Mont.), the Kansas (Phillipsburg) Biggest Rodeo, the Pile 'O Bones (Regina, Saskatchewan) and the Pioneer City Rodeo (Palestine, Ill.)
• Co-champion at the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo
• 2018: Won Round 8 with an 89-point ride on Powder River Rodeo's Black Leg. Also placed in three other rounds on his way to finishing sixth in the average. Finished 10th in the world standings with $161,451. Won the K-Days Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta), the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.), the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.), the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.) and the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.). Co-champion the All American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas)
• 2017: Placed 19th in the world standings after earning $64,757. W
on the all-around at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of 76 Rodeo, the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.), the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.) and the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.). 
Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up

• 2016: 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)

Amateur
Won the South Dakota High School Rodeo bareback title (2011-13) and bull riding title (2014), the National Little Britches Rodeo bareback title (2008-12) and was co-champion bareback rider at the National High School Finals Rodeo (2013)

Personal
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 Burch Rodeo’s 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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