By: Kendra Santos
The rodeo road is rigorous, and two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc rider Allen Boore was so happy to be home to compete in front of his home-state crowd and family at the $562,500 Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo.
As he took center stage to collect his gold medal and a stack of checks worth $28,983, it was obviously a meaningful win to Boore in more ways than one.
“We’re here for a lot of big money, great horses to get on and the chance to supplement our rodeo income, support our families and win enough to get up and down the road,” said Boore, who lives in Axtell, Utah, qualified for the NFR in 2016 and 2020, and is currently ranked 38th in the world with $38,882 won in the balance of his 2022 rodeo season so far.
Allen’s wife, Katie, and their three little girls—Berkley, 6, Lennix, 4 and Enzlee, 1—were in the house when Daddy racked up 86.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo’s Big Bay in the Gold Buckle Round.
“I love to rodeo in my home state, and there’s nothing more exciting as a dad than for my girls to get to see me win,” Boore said.
Jarrod Hammons of Stephenville, Texas, took the silver, and Cameron Messier of Herald, California won the bronze bronc riding medal.