Every little bit counts, and $316,701 in prize money from nine rodeos across North America moved eight cowboys up within the Top 15 of the 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings.
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 early establishes a solid base and builds a cowboy’s confidence as the season picks up pace.
Nobody knows this better than steer wrestler Tyler Pearson, who moved from fifth to third, and tie-down roper Cody Quaney, who moved from 17th to 15th.
Pearson won $829 at the Grey Snow Annual Rodeo in Perkins, Okla., and $722 at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo in Bridgeport, Texas.
Picking up $167 in Bridgeport was enough to boost Quaney two positions in the world standings.
The following cowboys saw their position in the PRCA World Standings improve by one spot from May 7-14.
• Isaac Diaz moved from fourth to third in saddle bronc riding.
• Dakota Eldridge moved from eighth to seventh in steer wrestling.
• Tanner Brunner moved from 11th to 10th in steer wrestling.
• Spencer Mitchell moved from 12th to 11th in team roping heading.
• Billy Bugenig moved from 14th to 13th in steer wrestling.
• Boudreaux Campbell moved from 16th to 15th in bull riding.
With the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo this week, the outcomes of these rodeos and others are sure to impact the world standings.
Check back with prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.
Courtesy of PRCA