June 25, 2018

Local bull rider pulls off awesome feat

(Martin, TN) — West Alabama sophomore bull rider Lance Daniel pulled off something this weekend that no other cowboy had managed in two years. He stayed on Mark Johnson Rodeo Company Bull 245 for eight seconds.

The bull that Daniel rode has been bucking every weekend for the last two years and nobody had managed to stay aboard until Daniel turned the trick in the second round of the Tennessee-Martin spring college rodeo on his way to a score of 85 on 245.

Daniel is currently second in the Ozark Region bull rider standings.

Earlier this month, Daniel won bull riding as the West Alabama rodeo team opened the Ozark Region spring season at the East Mississippi Community College Rodeo.

Lance Daniel (Photo: West Alabama athletics)

Lance Daniel (Photo: West Alabama athletics)

Daniel was third in the first round of bull riding with a 70-point ride and first in the second round with a 74-point ride, giving him the win in the average.

The event, held at The Ranch in West Point, was the first of five rodeos slated for the spring portion of the 2015-16 college rodeo season.

The Tiger Wranglers compete this weekend in Senatobia, Mississippi, at the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rodeo.

Lance is a 2014 graduate of Heard High School and the son of Jonathan and Sherry McLain.

His long list of bull riding accolades include being the 2013 PCA High School Champion and 2013 Georgia State Bull Riding Champion.

He placed 10th in Youth Bull Riders World Finals and eighth in National Junior Bull Riders Association. His highest mark was 86.5 at 2013 PCA High School Championship.

Lance is majoring in Engineering Technology.

For more information about West Alabama Tiger athletics visit www.uwaathletics.com.

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