Kincade Henry might be in only his second season on the ProRodeo Tour, but his work in the arena over the past few weeks has people learning his name and quickly.
Since the beginning of July, the Mount Pleasant, Texas, cowboy has added $9,816 to his name, including a $3,385 payday at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo in Vernal, Utah.
The run in Vernal came after he got the ball rolling at the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede July 7, winning round one with an 8.0-second run.
“The Fourth was pretty rough on me, to be honest with you,” said Henry, 19. “I didn’t have much luck, then I got on Austin Atkinson’s horse (Hammer) starting at Estes Park (Colo.) and Vernal. That horse got me on a little bit of a roll. I told myself to go out there and make my runs, if I win something, I win something.”
That mentality has worked out great for him. Over the last week, he climbed five spots in the PRCA | RAM World Standings up to 10th, earning $46,470. That has him in prime position to qualify for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.
“It’s a dream, I’ve been dreaming of it since I was 12 years old probably,” Henry said. “It’s something I want so bad I can’t even sleep at night thinking about it. It’s just one calf at a time, and I think if I just make my run throughout the rest of the year I’ll be there. That’s all I’m focused on.”
Below, are the other cowboys who moved within the Top 15 of the PRCA | RAM World Standings.
•Team roping heeler Cole Davison went from 18th to 14th.
•Saddle bronc rider Layton Green moved up from 18th to 14th.
•Team roping heeler Chase Tryan jumped from 13th to 10th.
•Steer wrestler Ty Erickson went from 13th to 11th.
•Team roping heeler Trey Yates moved from 15th to 13th.
•Bareback rider Tanner Aus jumped up from 10th to ninth.
•Tie-down roper Andrew Burks went from ninth to eighth.
•Bareback rider Mason Clements moved up in the standings from 16th to 15th.
•Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss jumped from seventh to sixth.
•Steer roper Garrett Hale went up from fourth to third.
•Team roping header Brenten Hall moved from 13th to 12th.
•Team roping heeler Buddy Hawkins II jumped in the standings from seventh to sixth.
•Steer roper Chet Herren went from 10th to ninth.
•Tie-down roper Westyn Hughes moved up from fifth to fourth.
•Steer roper Clay Long jumped from 14th to 13th.
•Steer wrestler Will Lummus went from fifth to fourth in the standings.
•Bull rider Clayton Sellars moved from fourth to third.
•Team roping header Clay Smith jumped up from fourth to third.
•Team roping header Andrew Ward went up in the standings from sixth to fifth.
•Saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright moved up from 10th to ninth.
On the Bubble:
•Steer roper J. Tom Fisher jumped in the standings from 17th to 16th and is $1,285 away from the Top 15.
•Steer wrestler Dalton Massey went from 20th to 16th and is $490 away from the Top 15.
Courtesy of PRCA