Justin McDaniel| Bareback Rider
- Hometown: Porum, Oklahoma
- Height: 5’8″
- Weight: 160lbs
- Rookie Year: 2005
- DOB: 10/10/86
Justin McDaniel, World Champion Bareback Rider, has competed professionally since 2005. We asked McDaniel what he is most looking forward to in regards to the structure of an ERA event he said, “I am looking forward to the professionalism that the ERA will offer and the eliteness and wow level of competition.”
McDaniel started out his professional rodeo career on a strong note. He won Rookie of the Year in 2005 and won his first World Title in 2008. He said, “What excites me most is man vs. beast and having to rely on yourself to overcome that challenge. I love the lifestyle of rodeo and I crave the competition.”
He is currently single and lives in Porum, Oklahoma. McDaniel loves to ranch and work cattle. He also has a job at the car dealership that sponsors him. His hobbies include bow hunting.
Q: What does practice look like to you?
A: I do my best to stay in shape and I train in the gym with Shaun Scott which is like a rodeo cross fit. If there is something I need to work on then I will change my workout.
Q: Tell us your most memorable moment in rodeo.
A: The most defining moment of my career was nodding my head for a World Title. When it is down to one ride and you succeed that is an awesome feeling.
Q: What is your favorite part about traveling?
A: My favorite part about traveling is being in the truck with my best friends doing what I love traveling across the United States. I have had the opportunity to experience things that most people will never get to do in a lifetime.
Q: Before you jump in the chute…what is on your mind?
A: It depends on the situation, I do whatever it takes to win 1st!