If a single example was ever testament to the theory that rodeo runs in the family, the Field family would be the perfect choice. More than one member of this illustrious family have made it into the professional bracket, reveling in the cheers and screams from the crowded stands. Young Kaycee Feild wanted nothing more growing up than to be like his rodeo superstar father, and his dreams have more than come to fruition, even at the tender age of 25.
Kaycee Feild was born on March 4th, 1987 to Lewis and Veronica Feild. He joined brother Shad and sister Maclee, rounding out a family that loves the sport of rodeo with a passion. Their father Lewis is a five-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion, winning gold buckles in bareback riding and the all-around cowboy competition at the National Finals Rodeo in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Lewis is also an inductee in the to the PRCA Hall of Fame, further convincing young Kaycee that he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps. He began riding broncs at a young age, stating "We always junior rodeoed and roped around the house." Kaycee participated in a variety of junior rodeos, eventually moving into high school competitions during his junior and senior years. Success at the amateur level only drove Kaycee to compete harder and polish his skills and he worked towards his professional certification. He continued rodeoing throughout college, dominating the ranks and taking home the College National Finals Rodeo Bareback championship in 2008.
Kaycee's professional career jumped out of the gate with wins at the Salmon Stampede PRCA Rodeo and the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days rodeo. Kaycee placed second in the rookie bareback standings in 2007, edged out of the title by just a few points. 2008 brought more wins to this dominating young cowboy, with Kaycee earning first place at the Greeley Stampede, the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, the Rooftop Rodeo, and the Ogden Frontier Days Rodeo. This year also marked Kaycee's first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance, where he placed in three out of 10 rounds, winning round 6 with an impressive score of 90.5. This helped propel him into eighth in the final standings.
2009 was even more profitable than the previous year, as Kaycee racked up wins at Reno, the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, Missoula, Montana and the New Mexico Stampede. His world standing also improved, as he won the second round at the National Finals Rodeo and stayed on four of 10 horses to come in third in the world. Kaycee continued to rodeo hard throughout 2010, placing in eight out of 10 rounds at the NFR. However, he finished fifth in the world, his slip in the standings attributed to two months of missed competition due to a broken arm.
Kaycee truly grew into his own through the 2011 and 2012 seasons, winning top money at some of the largest rodeos in the country, including the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, the California Rodeo Salinas, The Justin Boots Playoffs, and the Sheridan, Wyoming rodeo. The National Finals Rodeo proved to be Kaycee's true stomping grounds, where he won a record six out of ten rounds in 2011 to bring home his first gold world championship buckle. He repeated the feat in 2012, earning more than $135,000 at the NFR, for a season total of $276, 860. This young cowboy is still going strong, and his youthful spirit is obvious as he jokes and plays pranks on his traveling partners Jessy Davis, Joe Gunderson and Tilden Hooper. Kaycee has a lot of rodeo left under his dusty cowboy hat, so expect to see him around for many years to come.