Perkins wins rodeo title

Eleanor Guerrero
CCN Senior Reporter
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Photos by
Jackie Jensen Photography

Above, Shawn Perkins won the bareback riding title at the NIRA finals in Great Falls.

Below, Shawn Perkins bareback riding at the event.

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Roberts native Shawn Perkins, a sophomore at MSU Bozeman, won the bareback riding title at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s (NIRA) Big Sky Regional Finals at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls, May 2-4.


He is now headed to the College National Finals in Casper, Wyoming. 

Perkins has been a steady winner since high school and continues to perform in the fine family tradition. He suffered a broken back at one point in high school competition and has completely recovered and has fearlessly continued full speed ahead.