Wesley Thorp

Name and Hometown: Wesley Thorp – Throckmorton, Texas

5-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

1-time world champion

Joined PRCA: 2014

Regular Season Earnings: $52,682

Starting 2020 NFR in 10th place

Major regular season wins:

• San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo (during brackets and semifinals), $6,333
• San Angelo (Texas) Cinch Chute-Out Rodeo, $7,500
• Iowa’s Championship Rodeo, $4,831
• Pro Tour Finale (Rapid City, South Dakota, 2nd), $7,340

Fun Facts about Wesley: When rodeos took a break because of COVID-19, Wesley stayed at home with his wife Susanna and two toddler boys, Matthew, and Charles. The boys kept him busy and made getting back on the road and competing feel like a vacation. Wesley started competing before he hit double digits. His father told him that he would put in as much work as Wesley did towards his success in the arena. It paid off for both when he won the gold buckle in the heeling in 2019. Always looking for ways to improve and continue on his journey to being the best heeler in the world, he accomplished another milestone this year when his horse American Rope Horse Futurity World Championship this fall.

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