The 2021 WNFR marks Sage Kimzey’s eighth consecutive year competing in the Finals, and the Salado, Texas, cowboy is leading the bull riding with $264,739. Stetson Wright sits in second with $204,100.
Sage and his wife Alexis Kimzey have been together through seven years and seventy rounds of the WNFR, both as friends and now as a married couple. Today, they are expectant parents, their little boy due to arrive in early spring of 2022. “Sage has been doing great and training like I’ve never seen him before,” says Alexis. “He’s doing a lot with his mental game, and come back from a brutal injury last year. With us now having a kid, he’s even more motivated.”
Alexis also has a busy WNFR ahead of her. First and foremost, she is there to support Sage. Additionally, she’s conducting interviews for Wrangler Network, and marketing for her family’s company, Bloomer Trailers. She’s also representing clients of her own company, Breaking Records Media. “I’ve never had to do this all pregnant, so I’m taking it stride by stride.” Her only concession to her Vegas wardrobe is wearing lower heels. “I still plan to wear sequins almost every night. I love seeing people get to show their creativity, but for me, it’s all about the rodeo.”
An award-winning author of three books, with her next novel in progress, Alexis is also planning another episode of her show, America’s Finest. Her first piece won the Telly Award. “I’m hoping that once I have the baby, I can do the next episode,” says Alexis. “I’m ecstatic to become a mom. I just adore Sage and I want him (the baby) to be just like Sage. My life will change in a lot of ways, but at the same time, it will be fun to incorporate him into our life.”
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About the Author
Lillian Landreth is a freelance writer and editor. She particularly enjoys writing about rodeo and the extraordinary people and animals who make the lifestyle fascinating. The author of more than 1,000 stories, her writing has appeared in the Rodeo News; The Ketchpen, published by the Rodeo Historical Society and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; and local newspapers. She is also working on her first novel. When she’s not writing, Lily enjoys riding with the Snake River Stampeders night light drill team, coaching the EhCapa Bareback Riders, a PRCA specialty act, and teaching horseback riding lessons. She makes her home in Southwest Idaho with her entrepreneurial husband, their dog, horse, and cows.