Former Bulldog Bear Pascoe wins steer wrestling event at Clovis Rodeo grounds


CLOVIS, Calif. — It’s Clovis Rodeo week, and competing Monday on the grounds in downtown Clovis, was a familiar name to Fresno State football fans, Bear Pascoe.

The former Bulldog and NFL tight end who grew up on a ranch in Porterville, has been competing on the PRCA circuit as a steer wrestler over the last several years.

Monday, he competed in the John W. Jones Memorial Steer Wrestling Jackpot in Clovis, which also serves as a qualifier for the The American Rodeo, a huge annual rodeo that will take place in late February and early March of 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Pascoe had a cumulative time of 15.7 seconds after three steer wrestling runs, and according to former Fresno State assistant football coach John Baxter, who shot video of Bear’s runs Monday, Pascoe won the event.

Bear is related by marriage to the event’s namesake, the late John W. Jones Sr., a Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer.

Pascoe is also scheduled to compete in steer wrestling in the Clovis Rodeo.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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