Featured Athlete Of The Month - June ‘23 - Fairhope Roughstock Company

Featured Athlete Of The Month - June ‘23

Colt Bass: World Champion Junior Rodeo Athlete

 In the thrilling world of rodeo, one name stands out as an exceptional talent: Colt Bass. At just 16 years old and currently in the 10th grade, Colt hails from Statesville, NC, and has already achieved remarkable feats in his rodeo career. In 2021, he emerged as the National High School Rodeo Asc. Junior World Champion in Saddle Bronc riding and also claimed the title of Junior World Champion All-Around Cowboy. These achievements alone speak volumes about Colt's dedication and skill.

Colt's passion for rodeo was ignited at a young age. At the tender age of 3, he fearlessly rode sheep and even participated in pee-wee goat tying. These early experiences served as the foundation for his future success and instilled in him the values of hard work and perseverance that continue to guide him today.

Colt is not confined to one particular rodeo event. He competes in both roughstock and timed events, including bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, calf roping, and steer wrestling. However, it is saddle bronc riding that is Colt’s true love. This event allows him to showcase his exceptional athletic skills and the deep connection he has with these magnificent animals. Colt's ability to maintain balance and control while riding the unpredictable broncs sets him apart from the competition.

Throughout his journey, Colt has faced numerous challenges. But his unyielding spirit and unwavering dedication have always prevailed. Before each competition, Colt takes a moment to offer a prayer for the well-being of both the animal and human athletes involved. This practice highlights his deep respect and love for the sport of rodeo.

Colt's incredible talent has garnered much recognition in his home state of North Carolina. He has dominated the rodeo circuit, earning the title of North Carolina High-School Rodeo Ascociation’s All-Around Cowboy for an impressive five consecutive years. This achievement solidifies his status as a local legend and reflects his consistent excellence across various rodeo events.

However, Colt's ambitions stretch far beyond the borders of his home state. In 2021, he etched his name in rodeo history by winning the Junior High School World Championship in saddle bronc riding. This victory not only showcased his exceptional riding skills but also propelled him to the forefront of the rodeo scene. Furthermore, Colt's success as the Junior High School World Champion All-Around Cowboy in the same year exemplifies his versatility and determination to excel in every aspect of rodeo.

To gain further insights into Colt's remarkable journey, watch our captivating YouTube video interview that provides a glimpse into his world. In our time together, Colt expresses his profound passion for rodeo, stating, "you either live or love rodeo, and I love it!" His enthusiasm is infectious, and his genuine love for the sport resonates with rodeo enthusiasts worldwide. Colt's dedication to praying for the well-being of both the animal and human athletes further highlights his compassion and respect for the rodeo community.

As Colt continues to blaze a trail in the rodeo arena, the world eagerly anticipates his future achievements. His unwavering determination, hard work, and passion for the sport make him a true inspiration. Colt Bass, the Fairhope Roughstock Company's Featured Junior Athlete of the Month for June, is a rising star in the rodeo world, and his journey is one that captivates and inspires

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