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4.2.2019

CALEB BENNETT TO BE HONORED WITH 2019 LEWIS FEILD BAREBACK RIDING AWARD

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April 2, 2019                                                  

CALEB BENNETT TO BE HONORED WITH 2019 LEWIS FEILD BAREBACK RIDING AWARD

SALT LAKE CITY (April 2, 2019) – Caleb Bennett, a seven-time Wrangler NFR bareback rider, will be honored as the recipient of the 2019 Lewis Feild Bareback Riding Award at the Governor’s State of Sport Awards presented by Zions Bank and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission on April 10.

Utah is known as the State of Sport — and for good reason! Through the years of appreciation for adventure, Utah has carved out a distinct reputation as the premier sport destination for Olympic, professional, amateur and action sporting events.  By leveraging their world-class venues and awe-inspiring backdrops, Utah also has an established reputation as a top international sports destination.

In 2012, the Utah Sports Commission created the Governor’s State of Sport Awards, which celebrates Utah’s sports industry and honors excellence in high school, collegiate, adaptive, professional, Olympic and Paralympic sports. The Utah Sports Commission is the proud host of the Governor’s State of Sport Awards which has honored Utah’s finest athletes, teams, coaches, events, and numerous Utah sports icons.

This will mark the third time that the Lewis Feild Bareback Riding Award will be presented to the bareback rider that performs the best at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City), the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork) and Ogden Pioneer Days. In 2018, Bennett won the bareback riding title in Spanish Fork and Ogden to capture the award.

“It is a true honor to be the recipient of this award that honors the legend Lewis Feild,” said Bennett. “He is such an icon and legend in the sport of rodeo and a person I looked up to. To have an award that honors bareback riders in memory of one of the best is truly amazing and I am honored to have my name added to the list of recipients.”

Bennett was born and raised in Utah where he got involved in rodeo qualifying for the National High School Rodeo Finals all four years and winning the bareback riding title in 2007.He attended Weber State University in Ogden and graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in marketing. He qualified for the College National Finals as a freshman in 2008.

He first qualified for the Wrangler NFR in 2012 and has been there every year since. He has won over $1.2 million in the PRCA and won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2014. He currently serves at the PRCA event representative for the bareback riding.

Bennett joins Tim O’Connell who received the award in 2018 and Tanner Aus who was honored with the inaugural award in 2017.

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