Every year the top cowboys and cowgirls in the world, vie for a chance to compete in December at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas. To qualify, these elite athletes must be ranked amongst the top 15 money winners in their event, and will compete against one another for ten consecutive performances at a chance to be crowned a World Champion. This year, Justin Boots has ten team members, who have qualified to try to win under the bright lights of the Thomas and Mack. We are very proud of how these cowboys and cowgirls represent the brand in and outside of the arena. Each week leading up to the WNFR, we will feature two Justin qualifiers, so that our fans can get to know them a little better.
This week we're talking with Kaycee Feild:
1. As the 2011 reigning World Champion, is there any added pressure going into this Wrangler NFR?
Ya it is more than normal. I think the success that I had in Vegas last year kind of lit a fire under a lot of other bareback riders and it seems a handful of guys took it to the next level all season long!”
2. We know you travel with Jessy Davis and Tilden Hooper. What has been your favorite shenanigan that you three have gotten into this year?
Ha ha there's never a dull moment with my traveling partners! I can't pick just one moment because it seems like something happens every day! I know Jess, Til, and I have each left Jo at a gas station, hotel, or McDonalds and we usually get a good laugh out of that! But what tops this year is probably when Tilden was showing off on a dirt bike, his skills aren't near as good as he has in mind, and he took a pretty good digger on about a 50ft jump and got knocked. When he came to all he was worried about was his Sperry shoes!”
3. Some of our fans are not aware of the trip that you take every summer. Can you tell us about your involvement with Wrangler National Patriot and what it means to you?
Every memorial weekend myself and some other Wrangler National Patriots go to the Middle East and just get to say thanks to our troops. It's the most humbling experience! It's an awesome feeling when all you got to do is smile and wave or shake a hand and introduce yourself and watch some body totally light up with joy! Just to take a little piece of home over there and tell stories to one another or teach somebody how to rope can make their day or even month! I'm so grateful that I get to go say thanks!”