Standings Shuffle: Shorty Garrett Breaks into Top 15

Shorty Garrett made his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.

After the weekend of May 13-16, he’s in position to make a return trip.

The 28-year-old saddle bronc rider earned $8,157 over the weekend to nearly double his season earnings. He rocketed nine spots in the PRCA | RAM World Standings, jumping from 24th to 15th, cracking that all-important demarcation line between inside the Top 15 and outside the Top 15.

More than half of that weekend money came from finishing second in the final round at the World Famous Miles City (Mont.) Bucking Horse Sale Matched Xtreme Broncs. He earned $4,050 in that round with an 89.5-point ride on J Bar J Rodeo’s Stacked Deck.

He earned another $1,822 in Miles City when he tied for fourth in the first round.

At his first NFR, the Eagle Butte, S.D., cowboy finished eighth in the Finals and 10th overall. He earned $28,615 at the Finals, finishing the season with $118,621.

Garrett wasn’t the only cowboy to jump nine spots among the Top 15. He was joined by steer roper Mike Chase, who won the average at the Walker County Fair & Pro Rodeo in Huntsville, Texas, over the weekend.

Scroll below to see where Chase and 20 other cowboys moved among the Top 15 in the world standings.

Nine spots

Mike Chase broke into the Top 15 by jumping from 22nd to 13th in steer roping.

Five spots

Dakota Eldridge climbed from 16th to 11th in steer wrestling.

Four spots

Cody Snow jumped from 11th to seventh in team roping heading.
Zeke Thurston climbed from 15th to 11th in saddle bronc riding.

Three spots

Joseph Harrison climbed from 18th to 15th in team roping heeling.
Kincade Henry moved from 11th to eighth in tie-down roping.
Cooper Martin climbed from 12th to ninth in tie-down roping.
Sage Newman moved into the Top 15, climbing from 17th to 14th in saddle bronc riding.
Cory Solomon jumped from 17th to 14th to crack the Top 15 in tie-down roping.

Two spots

Luke Branquinho moved from 12th to 10th in steer wrestling.
Parker Breding moved from 10th to eighth in bull riding.
Brody Cress moved from ninth to seventh in saddle bronc riding.
Dawson Hay climbed from sixth to fourth in saddle bronc riding.
• Maverick Potter moved into the Top 15, climbing from 17th to 15th in bull riding.

One spot

Tanner Aus moved up to eighth in bareback riding.
Stockton Graves moved up to 12th in steer wrestling.
Kyle Lockett moved up to 13th in team roping heeling.
• Will Lowe moved up to 14th in bareback riding.
Shad Mayfield moved to fifth in tie-down roping.
Cole Reiner moved up to sixth in bareback riding.
Scott Snedecor moved up to seventh in steer roping.

Courtesy of PRCA

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