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Shane O'Connell

Events: Bareback
Born: 10/12/1995 Rapid City, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2015
PRCA Career Earnings: $126,707.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Rapid City, S.D.

2017 world standings place: 19th
2017 earnings: $64,757
RNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: Western Texas College (Snyder, Texas)

2018 Highlights

• Won the K-Days Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta)
• Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.)
• Won the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.)
• Won the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.)
• Won the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.)
• Co-champion the All American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2017: 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)

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)

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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