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Mays Landing, New Jersey’s Eleven-year-old Bull Rider Takes Part in Jr. World Rodeo

Mays Landing, New Jersey, resident Keagan Santana, age 11, hopes to make a living as a professional bull rider.

This week, he competes in the Junior World Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, a major step toward his objective.

Keagan, a first-time qualifier from the North East Region, will compete in the Junior World Finals rodeo on Thursday, which will be shown live on the Cowboy Channel+.

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Keegan claims he was 3 years old when he first rode rough stock. Rough stock is a type of horseback riding in which cowboys ride bucking horses for 8 seconds bareback or with a saddle.

On the farm and petting zoo that his family runs in Mays Landing, Keagan was seen riding a sheep.

According to his Facebook bio, Keagan started riding bulls when he was nine years old and is now a member of the New Jersey High School Rodeo Association.

He has competed and won event titles in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, and he was the all-around cowboy and reserve champion in bull riding last year.

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Keagan is active in a number of different sports besides the rodeo.

His bio for the Junior World Finals mentions that he is also a baseball player, a wrestler, a runner of cross country and dirt motorcycles, and a beach enthusiast. He helps out on the farm by taking care of the animals and letting people interact with them.

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Bull riding is Keagan’s event of choice at the Junior World Rodeo, and he’ll be competing on Thursday and Saturday for a shot at the Monday finals.

We hope he has a successful week in Vegas, as do his many South Jersey sponsors and fans. Cowboy, go grab ’em!


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