Siggins and Dees have become good friends since Dees arrived at Siggins’ Arizona home last fall. The pair are also rodeo partners this year. Reed Flake, BFI co-announcer, introduces the exuberant champions. –Photo by Olie’s Images
RENO, Nev. (June 25, 2019) – The flag at the 42nd Annual Bob Feist Invitational on June 24 was still moving at the end of the final run of 7.2 seconds when 26-year-old Lane Siggins began racing around the arena to celebrate the resulting $120,000 cash prize with partner Junior Dees, 21. The Arizona boys finally vaulted off their moving horses to throw their arms around each other.
“I felt like we were 9 seconds on that run, and when the announcer said 7, my hat just came off,” Siggins said later. “I’ve been practicing to win the BFI at my house since I was 5 years old. I was ready for that victory lap!”