PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, Jacobs Crawley, may be one of the oldest Saddle Bronc Riders competing but is again at the top of the standings.
Jacobs and Lauren met for the first time at the Texas High School Rodeo State Finals in Abilene. Later, they became friends when they attended Texas A&M University, where they both competed on the Texas Aggie Rodeo Team. Lauren remembers watching him ride and thinking, “He rides everything, and he never gets bucked off.” They were married in the summer of 2015, and Jacobs won his first World Championship title later that year.
He attributes his above-average ride completion to how well he takes care of his own body, and he does not take any horse lightly. “I eat clean, work out daily, and stretch a lot before I get on a horse.” Lauren adds that the new generation of professional cowboys is more like professional athletes and less like the “drinking beer and smoking cigarettes” stereotypes of earlier decades.