WEATHER GUARD PRCA World Standings Watch: Standings Shuffle – 17 Cowboys Move Up

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 next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

Courtesy of PRCA