With $775,306 up for grabs among 17 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 18 cowboys saw their positions improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15.
The final stretch of the 2017 regular season is in full swing with only a few days left. ProRodeo’s top cowboys are racing to the finish line in hopes of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
Having two rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $137,371 at the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas, and $127,962 at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo.
Positions are starting to set in among the top, but it’s not over until the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 1. Since Sept. 18, four cowboys broke the bubble, but nobody moved up more than saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright.
Wright jumped from 12th to eighth thanks to winning $4,145 at the Industry (Calif.) Hills Charity Pro Rodeo; $2,013 at the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo in San Bernardino, Calif.; $1,514 at the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; and $1,486 in Stephenville.
The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Sept. 19-25.
• Steven Dent moved from 15th to 12th in bareback riding.
• Ty Breuer moved from 16th to 13th in bareback riding.
• Tuf Cooper moved from 16th to 13th in steer roping.
• Tony Reina moved from ninth to seventh in steer roping.
• Thomas Richards moved from 11th to ninth in team roping heading.
• JoJo LeMond moved from 11th to ninth in steer roping.
• Chason Floyd moved from 17th to 15th in steer wrestling.
• Tristan Mize moved from 17th to 15th in bull riding.
• CoBurn Bradshaw moved from fourth to third in saddle bronc riding.
• Jake Long moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heeling.
• Jake Brown moved from eighth to seventh in bareback riding.
• Chad Masters moved from eighth to seventh in team roping heading.
• J.C. Malone moved from 11th to 10th in tie-down roping.
• Cory Solomon moved from 14th to 13th in tie-down roping.
• Garrett Rogers moved from 15th to 14th in team roping heading.
• Cooper Martin moved from 15th to 14th in tie-down roping.
• Troy Tillard moved from 15th to 14th in steer roping.
With the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale in Sioux Falls, S.D., on the horizon, the outcome of this rodeo and others are sure to impact the world standings, and solidify who will compete at the 2017 Wrangler NFR.
Check back with prorodeo.com next week to see who is heading to Las Vegas in December.
Courtesy of PRCA