Chase Outlaw was the “Last Cowboy Standing” at Cheyenne’s Frontier Days, taking home a paycheck of $156,856.41 and 875 world points.
His win at Last Cowboy Standing marks his third this season on his quest to become a Professional Bull Riding World Champion at the PBR World Finals Nov. 6 to 10.
The PBR curently ranks Outlaw as the No. 1 bull rider in the world with a current total of 4142.50 world points.
During Frontier Days Outlaw rode the bull Smooth Wreck, scoring 93.5 points and earning him the high marked ride of the year. Though Outlaw didn’t make it to eight seconds in rounds three and five, he rode Rising Sun for 90.5 points in round four. The two rides were enough to put him at the top and they set him up to win it all.
Outlaw still has a few months before he competes in the world finals, but this win was big for him. Last year at Frontier Days, Outlaw butted heads with War Cloud and left the arena with 30 shattered bones. The injury and following surgeries left him with 12 plates and 68 screws in his skull.
“To go back to Cheyenne and see Chase not only do good, but be the last cowboy standing was truly amazing,” his sister Brittany Outlaw said.
Brittany said that the family being able to be there when he won was emotional and a dream come true.
“To be back in Cheyenne where he had the accident was emotional, but now Cheyenne has a new story and it’s a good one,” Brittany said.
The event was a PBR major so the win earned Chase double the points.
Chase said he wouldn’t let the injury define him and he didn’t. Outlaw’s 2019 season has been one for the books with nearly $400,000 earned so far this season and eight wins.
He started the 2019 season by placing number one in a North Dakota competition, the Four Bears Casino and Lodge Championship Bull Ride.
In January he placed second in the Chicago Invitational and sixth in the Monster Energy Buckoff in New York.
In Febuary he won the Mason Lowe Memorial in Missouri, moving him to the No. 3 bull rider in the world and pocketing around $40,000.
In March, Outlaw moved into the number one ranked spot after winning the Caterpillar Classic in Missouri a week after placing third in the US Border Patrol Invitational in Geogia.
Other first place wins for Outlaw this season include the Clovis Rodeo in Georgia, Henson Manufacturing PBR Vinita 2019 in Oklahoma, the Cluny rodeo in Canada and a win his home state in the town of Springdale.
“It’s still early in the season, where I am at in November is what matters,” Outlaw said after his March win.
Now in July, Outlaw finds himself at the top again, but says he is still looking to November.
Outlaw’s famly said they are proud of his achievements that he has worked so hard for.
“He has worked so hard to over come so much in the past few years, I am so proud of him.” Brittany said.
The World Finals are scheduled for Nov. 1 in Las Vegas and Outlaw said he has several more rides between now and then.
“I’m still taking it one bull at a time,” Outlaw said.