31-Year-Old Equestrian With $58,300 World Standings Bids Goodbye After Rodeo Accident

Bareback rider Trenten Montero, 31, tragically passed away due to a rodeo accident on August 30. He was a beloved figure in the rodeo world and achieved great success, qualifying for the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. His loss is deeply felt, but his spirit and accomplishments will always be remembered.

A Tragic End to a Promising Career:

Montero's rodeo ride on Half Crow turned tragic when the horse rolled on him, causing severe injuries. Even though he fought bravely, he sadly passed away 20 days later, highlighting the risks rodeo athletes face despite their skill and determination.

A Beloved Figure with a Big Heart:

Montero was a skilled rider, a cherished family man, and a friend. Joe Harper, a lifelong friend and fellow saddle bronc rider in the PRCA, recalls Montero as a generous person who deeply cared for his friends and son, Noah. His ability to boost people's morale during tough times made him influential beyond the rodeo community.

A Remarkable Journey to the Top:

Montero's path to stardom began in Winnemucca, Nevada. He got his PRCA card in 2011 and worked his way up. In 2019, he reached the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, finishing 10th globally with $170,296 in earnings. His highlight was a record-breaking 90.5-point ride on Prairie Rose in Round 2.

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