Lewis Feild

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Lewis Feild (October 28, 1956 – February 15, 2016) was an American former professional rodeo cowboy. In 1992, Feild was inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.[1] He was born on October 28, 1956 to Keith and True Feild in Peoa, Utah. He was of British and Scandinavian descent. He was the 1985-87 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) All-Around Cowboy.[1] He also won 2 Bareback Riding World Championships from 1985-86.[1] Feild was the first roughstock contestant to win more than $1 million in his career.[2] He was the third cowboy to do it at any level.[2] Tom Ferguson did it first and Roy Cooper did it second.[2]

He coached the USVC rodeo team and lived in Elk Ridge, Utah with his wife Veronica. He had three children and seven grandchildren.

Feild died of pancreatic cancer on February 15, 2016 in Elk Ridge, Utah at the age of 59.[3]

His son Kaycee Feild, has won four National Finals Rodeo titles as a bareback rider, and winning four World Champion Titles from 2011 to 2014.[4]

He was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He was the second rodeo cowboy inducted into the USHF, Earl Bascom being the first.[5] He was inducted into the Utah Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2012.[6] He was inducted into the Molalla Walk of Fame in 2017.[7]

The Lewis Feild Bareback Riding Award is administered by the Utah Sports Commission.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lewis Feild - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lewis Feild: 1956 – 2016". Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  3. ^ "World rodeo legend Lewis Feild of Utah dies of pancreatic cancer". 
  4. ^ McDaniel, Jason (Mar 19, 2016), "Kaycee Feild's championship win an homage to his rodeo-legend father", Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, retrieved Mar 31, 2017 
  5. ^ "Honorees – Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation". www.utahsportshalloffame.org. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  6. ^ http://utahcowboymuseum.org/nominations/hall-of-fame-inductees/
  7. ^ "Walk of Fame - Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce, OR". www.molallachamber.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.