Stetson Wright, the 2019 PRCA All-Around World Champion cowboy, qualified for his second National Finals Rodeo this year in bull riding with earnings of $60,645.67. His stats for 2020 include riding 41% of the bulls he attempted with an average ride score of 84.65. His highest marked ride of the season in bull riding came at the Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo in Idaho on Smooth Cut for 90 points. He won two events, including the San Angelo Xtreme Bulls. Wright finished 8th in bull riding and 13th in Saddle Bronc Riding.
The 21-year-old began competing in rodeo in the fourth grade and is the only member of the infamous rodeo Wright family to compete in bull riding. He travels to Texas with his famous family for his second National Finals Rodeo in December, but he is no stranger to the limelight or the pressure of competing on the World stage.
In 2019 he qualified for his debut at the NFR with $152,421.60 in regular-season competition. He won eleven bull riding event titles, including the prestigious Cheyenne Frontier Days. Once in Las Vegas, he won Rounds 1 and 4 and placed in five rounds in bull riding. He finished fifth in the average after winning $114,923 and finished third in the world standings with $267,345. He finished 2019, winning the All-Around and total earnings of $297,923.
In 2018 he finished the year with $68,069. Placed first in the 2018 RAM Rodeo Permit Standings for saddle bronc riding with $28,579 and second for bull riding with $39,49.
Unlike the other well-known family members, Stetson’s favorite event is bull riding, and he committed to riding both bulls and broncs in the PRCA.
“My Dad (Cody Wright) stresses to stay positive, and you can do anything you want,” said Wright during his first major bull riding title in 2019 at the Tuff Hedeman Fort Worth Challenge in April.
Stetson is the son of two-time World Champion Saddle bronc rider (2008-2010) Cody and ShaRee Wright. His brothers are Rusty, Ryder (2017 World Champion saddle bronc), and Statler, and his sister is Lily. He is the nephew of World Champion saddle bronc riders Jesse Wright (2012) and Spencer Wright (2014 and his uncles Jake, Calvin, and Alex all compete.
Stetson’s early years included steer riding with Utah’s junior associations during grade school. He moved through the ranks of the Junior High Rodeo Association, Utah High School Rodeo Association, Rocky Mountain Pro Rodeo Association, and other local rodeos, competing in multiple events.
Courtesy of TuffHedemanBullRiding.com