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Standings Shuffle: 32 Move Up in Top 15

The summer run is in full swing with $1,556,548 in prize money between 28 rodeos held across the Western Hemisphere from July 9-15. With that much money on the line, the PRCA’s competitors brought their best, and 32 cowboys saw their position improve within the Top 15.

Veteran and rookie cowboys know it’s easier to maintain a position at the top than it is to play catch-up when trying to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Every dollar counts, and making the Top 15 in the PRCA | RAM World Standings early establishes a solid base and builds a cowboy’s confidence as the season picks up pace.

Nobody knows this better than steer wrestler Will Lummus. The Mississippi cowboy jumped 18 spots, from 24th to sixth, thanks to winning $17,585 at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The following cowboys saw their position in the PRCA World Standings improve from July 9-15.

15 Spots

Reese Riemer moved from 23rd to eighth in tie-down roping.

Nine Spots

Tyler Wade moved from 22nd to 13th in team roping heading.

Six Spots

Aaron Tsinigine moved from ninth to third in team roping heading.

Five Spots

J. Tom Fisher moved from 15th to 10th in steer roping.

Four Spots

Boudreaux Campbell moved from eighth to fourth in bull riding.
Trevor Brazile moved from 10th to sixth in tie-down roping.
Ty Erickson moved from 13th to ninth in steer wrestling.
Blake Mindemann moved from 18th to 14th in steer wrestling.
Jesse Stipes moved from 18th to 14th in team roping heading.

Three Spots

Trevor Brazile moved from eighth to fifth in steer roping.
Joey Sonnier III moved from 13th to 10th in saddle bronc riding.

Two Spots

Dustin Egusquiza moved from fourth to second in team roping heading.
Kaycee Feild moved from 11th to ninth in bareback riding.
Brady Minor moved from 11th to ninth in team roping heeling.
Jonathan Torres moved from 13th to 11th in team roping heeling.
Clint Summers moved from 14th to 12th in team roping heeling.

One Spot

Kory Koontz moved from third to second in team roping heeling.
Brody Cress moved from third to second in saddle bronc riding.
Curtis Cassidy moved from fourth to third in steer wrestling.
Trey Yates moved from fourth to third in team roping heeling.
Trevor Kastner moved from sixth to fifth in bull riding.
Clayton Biglow moved from seventh to sixth in bareback riding.
Sterling Crawley moved from ninth to eighth in saddle bronc riding.
Joe Frost moved from ninth to eighth in bull riding.
Riley Minor moved from 10th to ninth in team roping heading.
Joshua Torres moved from 12th to 11th in team roping heading.
Cole Melancon moved from 13th to 12th in bull riding.
Wyatt Denny moved from 15th to 14th in bareback riding.
J.J. Elshere moved from 15th to 14th in saddle bronc riding.
Cole Davison moved from 16th to 15th in team roping heeling.
Eli Vastbinder moved from 16th to 15th in bull riding.

Cowboys on the bubble for a spot in the Top 15 can find themselves a few dollars short of qualifying for the Wrangler NFR. The following cowboys climbed the standings to No. 16.

• Team roping heeler Jake Smith moved from 17th to 16th and is $827 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss moved from 17th to 16th and is $902 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Tie-down roper Tyler Milligan moved from 17th to 16th and is $540 away from breaking into the Top 15.

With the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho; Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; California Rodeo Salinas and the K Days Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, concluding this weekend, the outcomes of these rodeos and others are sure to impact the world standings and possibly give a hint at who will qualify for the 2018 Wrangler NFR.

Check back with prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

Courtesy of PRCA