HILLSBORO (June 20, 2013)—Despite having a broken arm, Hill College’s Tim Bingham is back at home basking in the glory of a national championship title in bull riding.
After winning the first round of the NIRA National Championship with a score of 83.5, Bingham landed on his free hand and broke his arm in three places.
However, as he proved, a broken hand is nothing for Bingham who is known by his teammates and coaches as a “determined man with guts and brains.”
He proceeded to ride three more times resulting in a big win to claim the title.
Bingham is the school’s eighth national champion and it is the fifth national title in bull riding for the school in 11 years.
Teammate Blane Cox also impressed, finishing seventh in tie-down roping and 10th in steer wrestling.
He placed fifth in the men’s all-around.
Other teammates were Colt Bruce, Michael Houston, Dalton Votaw and Joe Norrell.
Hill College placed 5th out of 58 universities and colleges, their best since 2005.
“This was probably one of the best well-rounded teams that Hill has ever sent to the College National Finals Rodeo,” Hill College Rodeo Head Coach Paul Brown said.