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GARRETT LLOYD FIRST RECIPIENT OF LEWIS FEILD BULLS AND BRONCS SCHOLARSHIP

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April 2, 2019    

GARRETT LLOYD FIRST RECIPENT OF LEWIS FEILD BULLS AND BRONCS SCHOLARSHIP

SALT LAKE CITY (April 4, 2019) – A self labeled “city boy” Garrett Lloyd of Woodland Hills, Utah, discovered the sport of rodeo a year ago and now he is all-in. The 19 year old competed in football, wrestling and track in high school and had some initial football scholarship offers, but a torn ACL took those offers off the table by the time he reached his senior year. Never in his wildest dreams did he think it would be a rodeo scholarship that would provide him an avenue to attend college, but that is exactly what is happening.

“It is a true blessing, and I never thought this is what could come out of my interest in rodeo,” stated Lloyd, when asked what being the inaugural recipient of the Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs Scholarship meant to him. “With this scholarship offer I want to take full advantage of the opportunity and since I am the first to win it, I am definitely not going to let anyone down.”

Lloyd had never really been around the sport of rodeo until the summer of 2018, when he went to work on the Christofferson Ranch, and his life took a 180-degree turn. From his work on the ranch, he was then invited to help out at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City and was drawn to the bareback riding.

“When I was helping at the Days of ’47, I got to see the bareback riders up close and to me watching them they looked like gladiators, and I wanted to know how I could be like them,” recalled Lloyd. “During the event, I ran into a guy all decked out in Ariat clothes and wearing a big gold buckle, so I was like he must be one of the top riders. The guy noticed me and he said hi to me. I later learned that it was Kaycee Feild.

“After the rodeo I told Alex (Christofferson) I wanted to learn more about being a bareback rider, so he took me over to Kaycee’s house, and I have been hooked ever since.”

Lloyd will be officially recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs Scholarship during the Governor’s State of Sport Awards presented by Zions Bank and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission on April 10 in Salt Lake City.

“Lewis Feild was a true rodeo icon and brought so much attention to the sport of rodeo and the State of Utah,” said Dan Shaw, Chairman of the Board for the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. “This scholarship is just a small way for the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo to keep Lewis Feild’s memory alive and to help the next generation follow in his footsteps.

“Garrett is a great athlete and young man who is eager to learn more about the sport, specifically bareback riding, and it is a true honor to help him pursue a career in rodeo and help him get his college degree.”

Lloyd plans to attend Utah Valley University in Orem, Lewis Feild’s alma mater, and be a member of their rodeo team. He is currently looking to get an architecture degree with plans of one day owning a ranch where he will build a bunkhouse for foster kids giving them the opportunity to experience the ranch lifestyle.

                                              

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