The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo proved to be worth the wait, as the top contenders from each circuit congregated in Greeley, Colo., for a $388,000 competition.
Overall, the week of Sept. 8-13 had 10 ProRodeo competitions worth a collective $644,940, and although Greeley was the place to win big, several of the fastest runs and highest scores of the week were achieved at other rodeos.
While these rides and runs might not always make the record book, 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 Sept. 8-13.
Bareback rider Blaine Kaufman won the semifinals in Greeley with a 90.5-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s San Angelo Sam, Sept. 13.
Steer wrestler Olin Hannum stopped the clock in 3.7 seconds to win the final round in Greeley, Sept. 13.
Team ropers Cody Snow and Junior Nogueira posted a 4.1-second run at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in Abilene, Sept. 12.
Saddle bronc rider Shorty Garrett continued his clean sweep of the RAM NCFR with a 91.5-point ride on Hi Lo Pro Rodeo’s Toma Jo during the semifinals, Sept. 13.
Tie-down roper Tyler Milligan hit the Northeast with a 7.3-second run at the Apple Hill Stables Rodeo in Levant, Maine, Sept. 13.
Barrel racer Shelby Janssen made a 12.123-second run at the Three Rivers Shrine Club Pro Rodeo in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 11.
Steer roper Jim Locke won the Willow Tree Festival in Gordon, Neb., with a 9.4-second run, Sept. 11.
Bull rider Jeff Bertus won the first round in Greeley with 90.5 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Cool Arrow, Sept. 11.
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