Michele McLeod - Whitesboro, TX
Name: Michele McLeod
Hometown: Whitesboro, TX
RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Barrel Racing
Three-time WNFR qualifier and 3X RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris RANGER competitor, Michele McLeod, took fourth place for both average standing and world standing in the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. However McLeod’s success has not always come so easy. In 2013 McLeod had an accident with her horse, Skye, which left her with a broken jaw and orbital bone—leaving her temporarily, partially blind. She still competed in the WNFR that year, but relied completely on her horse as her vision had been impaired so much that she couldn’t see the barrels.
McLeod’s vision has improved this season, and she’s back at it—with a big family to support her. Her family includes husband, John; Katelyn, Lindsey (daughters), Jenna (stepdaughter).