Only 25 days into the 2021 season and ProRodeo athletes have already collected $1,377,723 worth of prize money. The $396,568 that was up for grabs Oct. 19-25 pushed the season total over the $1 million mark and was fuel for the fire that ProRodeo athletes brought to last week’s five competitions.
With circuit titles and future qualifications on the line, ProRodeo athletes posted some fast runs and high scores last week. 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 held last week.
Bareback rider Cole Reiner, who finished atop the 2020 PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings, posted an 89-point ride on Vold Rodeo’s Angel Face en route to winning the RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo in Loveland, Colo., Oct. 24.
Steer wrestlers Dalton Burgener and Seth Peterson each made 4.3-second runs to split the win in the second round in Loveland, Oct. 24.
Team ropers Kellan Johnson and Carson Johnson stopped the clock in 4.4 seconds to win the second round in Loveland, Oct. 24.
Saddle bronc rider Garrett Uptain won the third round of the RAM MSCFR with 89 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell in Loveland, Oct. 24.
Tie-down roper Stetson Vest made an 8.5-second run to win the second round in Loveland, Oct. 24.
Breakaway roper Justine Doka won the Mesquite (N.M.) Breakaway Roping competition with a 2.7-second run, Oct. 23.
Barrel racer Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi won the third round in Loveland with a 14.4-second run, Oct. 24.
Steer roper Cole Patterson won the final round of the Roping Fiesta in San Angelo, Texas, with a 10.4-second run, Oct. 25.
Two bull riders made 87.5-point rides on Oct. 24. Chris Bechthold combined with Rafter G Rodeo’s Dragon’s Breath to win the Ellis County Stock Show Xtreme Bulls in Waxahachie, Texas. Austin Beaty won the second round of the RAM First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo in Harrington, Del., on All American Rodeo Company’s Big Block en route to winning the average.
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