World Champion Competes in Livingston Roundup Rodeo
The Livingston Roundup is finishing up its second night of rodeo action.
Like past years, this year's group of rodeo athletes is some of the best riders in the world.
As the pre-rodeo festivities are coming to an end, Kaycee Feild is strapping in his boots.
He's done this many times before, even at rodeos highest level.
"I've been a blessed, blessed young cowboy,” Feild said. “I've won three world titles and three averages at the NFR. I just have to stay tough and keep going, keep setting my goals high and higher and keep pushing myself."
Tonight in Livingston, Kaycee loads onto his horse in the shoots.
He gives the nod and he's off.
"Each and every time I get on I try to push my body and my mind as hard and as fast as I can every time," he said.
When he's riding, field says he can feel the energy from the crowd.
It's enough to keep him holding on even tighter.
"It seems like this crowd just really gets into it,” said Feild. “It's really fun when you're riding and you can here the crowd. It kind of motivates you a little more while you're riding. It seems like every time I’ve been here during the ride you can hear the crowd really loud. So it's pretty fun that way."
Kaycee records the best ride of the night with a score of 86.
Good enough to move him into first place in the rodeo standings.
"I love rodeoing in Montana,” said Feild. “It seems like the Montanan people are huge supporters of rodeo across the state. You see rodeo on the news weekly, and stuff like that. So to come up here and to rodeo in Montana is kind of an honor. I have a lot of fans and followers up here so to get a taste of it in the Big Sky Country is something special."