American bareback rider
According to Wikipedia,
Richmond "Richie" Champion is an American professional rodeo cowboy who specializes in bareback bronc riding and became the first bareback rider to earn $1 million at a single rodeo. Early life Richie Champion was born on December 16, 1992, in Orange County, California. Champion is the son of Greg, a hotel company executive, and Lori, a consultant who competed in show jumping while she was in college. The family moved between Texas, Arizona, Washington State, and Alaska when Champion was a child. When he was 10, Champion began taking lessons in Western riding. He showed much talent as a rider, prompting mounted shooting world champion Annie Bianco to invite him to train with her. Champion competed in mounted shooting before asking to train in roping. In junior high, Champion began bull riding.
Richie Champion is affiliated with the following schools: