Livingston County native crowned Professional Bull Riding World Champion

A young man from Piffard recently won his first-career Professional Bull Riding World Championship in Texas.

Daylon Swearingen, 22, is an Attica High School graduate. He took home over $1 million in the PBR World Championships in Forth Worth, Texas earlier this month.


Swearingen was number one in world rankings heading into the event but lost his rank in the first round. However, Swearingen went on to win the next six out of seven rounds, reclaiming his title and emerging victorious as the 2022 PBR World Champion.

“My grandma passed away this past year, and I know she’s watching over me,” said Swearingen, according to 13Wham. “It’s really special having my family here. They keep praying for me and pushing me forward.”

Swearingen is now the 17th all-time money earner in PBR competition. He won over $2 million so far in his professional career.


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