Every dollar counts in the race for a spot in the Top 15 and a chance to compete at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in December.
Although this past week didn’t have many high-dollar rodeos, some lucky cowboys made substantial moves in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Saddle bronc rider Clay Elliott had the most movement in the last two weeks, going from 20th on March 6 to 13th on March 13, and he’s now ranked ninth.
Veteran and rookie cowboys alike know it’s easier to maintain a position at the top than it is to play catch-up for a qualifying position at the WNFR, so it’s important to build a solid lead as the summer season approaches.
The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between March 13 and March 20.
• Westyn Hughes moved from 24th to 15th in tie-down roping
• Shane Hanchey moved from eighth to fifth in tie-down roping
• Zeke Thurston moved from fifth to fourth in saddle bronc riding
• Cody DeMoss moved from eighth to seventh in saddle bronc riding
• Lon Danley moved from 10th to eighth in bull riding
• Justin Miller moved from 11th to ninth in bareback riding
• Bayle Worden moved from 11th to ninth in bull riding
• Paul Eaves moved from 14th to 12th in team roping heeling
• Rowdy Parrott moved from 16th to 14th in steer wrestling
• Bill Tutor moved from third to second in bareback riding
• Jake Brown moved from sixth to seventh in bareback riding
• Cody Quaney moved from 12th to 11th in tie-down roping
• Rocky Patterson moved from 15th to 13th in steer roping
• John Alley moved from 16th to 15th in team roping heading
Cowboys on the bubble for a spot in the Top 15 can find themselves just a few dollars short of making a Wrangler NFR qualification. The following cowboys climbed the standings to No. 16 this past week:
• Team roping heeler Clark Adcock moved from 17th to 16th and is $528 away from No. 15.
• Bull rider Jordan Hansen moved from 19th to 16th and is $961 away from No. 15.
With Rodeo Austin underway, and more big rodeos are on the horizon, such as the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo on April 6-9 and the RAM National Circuit Finals Steer Roping on April 29-30, the outcomes of these rodeos and others are sure to impact the world standings in a big way, and possibly give a glimpse at who will compete in Las Vegas.
Check back with prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.
Courtesy of PRCA