ONTARIO — On Monday, March 7, 2022 champions of the RAM Rodeo Tour were honoured ahead of its 25th anniversary. Among those recognized was Six Nations Noah VanEvery, who won both the 2022 Junior Bull Riding Finals buckle and the 2022 Year End Junior Bull Riding Champion buckle. On the RAM website, VanEvery is written as a Youth Steer Riding champion specifically.
As explained on the Ram website as well, “The cowboy must hang on for eight seconds with one hand. In this case, it’s a flat, braided “bull rope” tied around the bull’s belly. His riding hand is wrapped into the rope and he cannot touch himself or the bull with his free hand. Strength, flexibility, coordination and a strong mental attitude are just part of the skills a cowboy needs to successfully ride a bucking, spinning bull. The Bull Rider receives points as the animal bucks but he is also judged on his ability to stay on the bull.
Unlike Bronc Riding, the uglier the action of the bull, the more points a rider will score for being able to stay on. Each bull is different with its own personality and traits for bucking hard, spinning and changing directions.” VanEvery’s achievements were recognized by relative Alex VanEvery, who noted his recognition on Facebook. Photos submitted.