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Las Vegas • Two cowboys from Utah won world championships on Saturday night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Kaycee Feild of Spanish Fork clinched his fourth straight bareback title by posting a score of 86 and finishing second in Round 10 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Feild earned $15,018 for the effort and clinched the average title, which in turn wrapped up another world championship.
Meanwhile, Spencer Wright of Milford capped an almost unbelievable 10 days at the National Finals.
Starting in 11th place on the saddle bronc money list, he finished fifth in the final round to wrap up the average and win his first world championship.
Feild had put himself in position to win his title by winning the ninth round on Friday night, when he pulled away from Auston Foss of Terrebonne, Ore.
That was the deal that fired me up," Feild told reporters. "They were saying that Austin [Foss] .. [was] ahead of me. I was mad. That fired me up. I got in the chute with a different attitude; I was glazed over and [ticked] off. I'm usually bouncing around behind the chutes and encouraging everybody. But I was focused and quiet."
That approach worked just fine, as Feild rode for 85.5 points on a horse named Dirty Rags.
"I was feeling pressure, for sure," Feild said. "Austin is riding outstanding. I could see his confidence growing every night. I stubbed my toe a few times this week and I was really disappointed in how everything was going. But it got better tonight."
Feild joined team roping header Leo Camarillo (1968-71) as the only NFR contestants to win four consecutive aggregate titles.
Tremonton's Caleb Bennett won the final bareback round on Saturday night, scoring 86.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Dirty Jacket.
Jake Wright of Milford (78) placed sixth in the final saddle bronc round, and fifth overall.