Victories keep mounting: Before saddling up in Las Vegas for the Junior World Finals in December, Mason had already earned National High School Rodeo All-Around Rookie of the Year honors. In Vegas, competing for the first time in the highest age bracket, he ended an “amazing” week by notching the title of All-Around Champion. He competed in saddle bronc and bareback events, finishing as Reserve Saddle Bronc Champion and ninth in the world in bareback.

His Reaction? “It is more than I imagined I would accomplish at this point,” said Mason, fresh off the stellar showing. True to form, Mason expressed thanks for all the support he’s received along the way.

Not Done Yet: Mason, still a young buck in rodeo, dreams of going pro when he turns 18 and then earning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo—the Super Bowl of Pro Rodeo. He ultimately hopes to accomplish the rare feat of competing in two events at NFR: saddle bronc and bareback. Learn more about Mason at


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