The Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo proved that good things are worth waiting for, as ProRodeo athletes competed for $246,712 at a ProRodeo Tour event that was originally scheduled for May but postponed until late August due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
From Aug. 17-23, ProRodeo athletes had 14 competitions to choose from with a collective $701,662 on the table as motivation for making high scores and fast runs.
The fastest times and highest scores might not always make the record book, but they make a lasting memory for fans and competitors. With hundreds of PRCA competitions across the Western Hemisphere, there are plenty of opportunities to make a memorable ride.
Although the prize money differs from one competition to the next, the judging remains consistent across the board.
In addition to the fame that comes with winning the most prize money, each ride was a chance to be the best of the week. Here’s a look at the highest scores and fastest times for each event held Aug. 17-23.
Still fresh off nearly a year-long injury recovery, saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell continued to prove he’s back in the game with a 90.5-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Onion Ring to win the Oregon Trail Rodeo in Hastings, Neb., Aug. 22.
Tie-down roper Justin Smith’s 7.5-second run during Guymon’s second round gave him the push he needed in the average to split the win in Guymon, Aug. 23.
Barrel racer Shelby Janssen made a 15.02-second run at the Price County Rodeo in Phillips, Wis., Aug. 22.
Two bull riders posted 90-point rides to split the win in Guymon. Ty Wallace’s 90-point ride was on Frontier Rodeo’s Big Don, Aug. 22, while Koby Radley matched it the next day on Frontier Rodeo’s Lookin’ Up.
Check back with ProRodeo.com to find out who had the highest scores and fastest times of the upcoming week in PRCA competition.
Courtesy of PRCA