Chase Outlaw was the “Last Cowboy Standing” at Cheyenne’s Frontier Days taking home a paycheck of $156,856.41, and 875 world points.
His win at Last Cowboy Standing marks his third this season on his quest to become a Professional Bull Riding World Champion at the PBR World Finals Nov. 6-10.
Outlaw is currently ranked by the PBR as the number one bull rider in the world with a current total of 4142.50 world points.
During Frontier Days Outlaw road the bull Smooth Wreck scoring 93.5 points and earning him the high marked ride of the year. Though Outlaw didn’t make it to eight seconds in rounds three and five, he rode Rising Sun for 90.5 points in round four. The two rides were enough to put him at the top, and they set him up to win it all.
Though Outlaw still has a few months before he competes in the world finals, the win was big for him.
Last year at Frontier Days, Outlaw butted heads with War Cloud and left the arena with 30 shattered bones. The injury and following surgeries left him with 12 plates and 68 screws in his skull.
Outlaw said he wouldn’t let the injury define him and he didn’t. Outlaw’s 2019 season has been one for the books with nearly $400,000 earned so far and eight wins.
Outlaw started the 2019 season by placing number one in a North Dakota competition, the Four Bears Casino and Lodge Championship Bull Ride. In January he placed second in the Chicago Invitational and sixth in the Monster Energy Buckoff in New York.
In February he won the Mason Lowe Memorial in Missouri moving him to the number three bull rider in the world and pocketing around $40,000.
In March, Outlaw moved into the number one ranked spot after winning the Caterpillar Classic in Missouri a week after placing third in the US Border Patrol Invitational in Georgia.
Other first place wins for Outlaw this season include the Clovis Rodeo in Georgia, Henson Manufacturing PBR Vinita 2019 in Oklahoma, the Cluny rodeo in Canada and a win in his home state in the town of Springdale.
“It’s still early in the season, where I am at in November is what matters,” Outlaw said after his March win.
Now in July, Outlaw finds himself at the top again, but says he is still looking to November.
The World Finals are scheduled for Nov. 1 in Las Vegas and Outlaw said he has several more rides between now and then.
“I’m still taking it one bull at a time,” Outlaw said.