Mid-November could be considered the calm before the storm as the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo rapidly approaches. Meanwhile, the race is on for the 2021 Wrangler NFR so ProRodeo athletes cashed in at four competitions held Nov. 9-15.
The second week of November paid out a collective $141,708, bringing the 2021 season total to $1,668,363.
ProRodeo athletes brought their best knowing that world titles, circuit titles and future qualifications were on the line. Although the prize money differs from one competition to the next, the judging remains consistent.
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 last week.
Bareback rider Garrett Shadbolt won the Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo with an 88-point ride on Flying U Rodeo’s Misplaced Insanity, Nov. 14.
Steer wrestlers Blake Doyle and Landris White split the win at the Stockyards Pro Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. Doyle made a 3.5-second run on Nov. 12 and White tied him a day later.
Team ropers Chad Masters and Douglas Rich won the Stockyards Pro Rodeo with a 3.8-second run Nov. 12.
Saddle bronc rider Colt Gordon won Brawley with an 88.5-point ride on Rosser Rodeo’s Yeti Rambler, Nov. 15.
Tie-down roper Blane Cox won the Stockyards Pro Rodeo with a 7.8-second run Nov. 12.
Breakaway roper Nicole Baggarley stopped the clock in 1.8 seconds at the Fort Worth Breakaway Roping, Nov. 12.
Barrel racer Kellie Collier won the Stockyards Pro Rodeo with a 13.76-second run Nov. 12.
Bull rider Fletcher Jowers won Rodeo Austin Xtreme Bulls at the Dell Diamond with 92 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Desperate Man in Round Rock, Texas, Nov. 13.
Check back with ProRodeo.com next week to find out who had the highest scores and fastest times at the Newberry (Fla.) Lions Club Rodeo and the Egg Xtreme Bull Riding Event in Oxford, Miss., the final ProRodeo events before the 2020 Wrangler NFR.
Courtesy of PRCA