NFR QUALIFIERS SOLIDIFIED: Who's Going To The Thomas & Mack?

As of today, the 2019 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association regular season is officially in the books, and while we can’t call the PRCA’s World Standings “official” until every rodeo result is submitted and a professional audit is done, the UNOFFICIAL top 15 can at least start the pre-celebration! 

They’ve been grinding all year, and they can now breathe knowing that – barring a major change after the audit – they’ve made their Wrangler National Finals Rodeo dreams come true. With the American and Houston being added to the PRCA season, and all of the other top events over the past year, watching that grind all season has been more entertaining than ever.

The American | March 3 | FINALS

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Relive some of that journey by watching archives of all of the PRCA sanctioned and co-sanctioned events on FloRodeo:

RFD-TV's The American 

Grande Prairie Stompede

Wainwright Stampede

Ponoka Stampede

Williams Lake Stampede

Pikes Peak Or Bust

Teepee Creek Stampede

Manitoba Stampede & Exhibition

Medicine Stampede Exhibition & Stampede

Pile O'Bones Rodeo

Strathmore Stampede

Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede

Armstrong IPE & Stampede

With 19 rodeos taking place over the last week of the regular season, some competitors moved mountains to either keep or earn their spot among the top 15 in the world. So with that in mind, FloRodeo believes a congratulations is in order for the unofficial 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers!

*Based on standings as of September 30, 2019

Bareback Riding:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Clayton BiglowClementsCA$181,952.17
2Kaycee FeildGenolaUT$176,205.08
3Orin LarsenInglisMB$173,442.41
4Tilden HooperCarthageTX$137,559.20
5Richmond ChampionThe WoodlandsTX$130,828.93
6Tim O'ConnellZwingleIA$113,168.31
7Caleb BennettCorvallisMT$110,972.66
8Clint LayeCadoganAB$107,954.05
9Ty BreuerMandanND$97,316.10
10Jake BrownClevelandTX$95,068.43
11Steven DentMullenNE$93,798.82
12Austin FossTerrebonneOR$92,895.14
13Tanner AusGranite FallsMN$81,594.86
14Trenten MonteroWinnemuccaNV$80,757.11
15Taylor BroussardEstherwoodLA$79,270.92

 

Steer Wrestling:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Ty EricksonHelenaMT$146,080.84
2Hunter CureHollidayTX$104,567.84
3Scott GuenthnerProvostAB$102,750.45
4Tyler WaguespackGonzalesLA$97,130.32
5Stetson JorgensenBlackfootID$90,219.96
6Will LummusWest PointMS$86,395.07
7Riley DuvallChecotahOK$85,963.13
8Kyle IrwinRobertsdaleAL$83,471.97
9Tyler PearsonLouisvilleMS$83,109.49
10J.D. StruxnessMilanMN$82,829.30
11Dakota EldridgeElkoNV$81,103.11
12Matt ReevesCross PlainsTX$79,490.22
13Bridger ChambersStevensvilleMT$79,028.26
14Cameron MormanGlen UllinND$76,704.00
15Tanner BrunnerRamonaKS$74,950.31

Team Roping Headers:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Clay SmithBroken BowOK$150,512.22
2Kaleb DriggersHobokenGA$118,455.32
3Coleman ProctorPryorOK$104,318.34
4Clay TryanBillingsMT$103,164.76
5Ty BlasingameCasperWY$101,489.65
6Riley MinorEllensburgWA$97,648.95
7Chad MastersCedar HillTN$95,528.72
8Cody SnowLos OlivosCA$95,053.52
9Brenten HallJayOK$88,926.57
10Luke BrownRock hillSC$84,939.19
11Matt SherwoodPimaAZ$76,204.08
12Tate KirchenschlagerYumaCO$75,737.64
13Erich RogersRound RockAZ$73,999.00
14Tyler WadeTerrellTX$73,394.24
15Jake CooperMonumentNM$73,190.95

Team Roping Heelers:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Junior NogueiraBurlesonTX$115,774.67
2Ryan MotesWeatherfordTX$109,166.08
3Jade CorkillFallonNV$108,637.93
4Jake LongCoffeyvilleKS$106,896.49
5Travis GravesJayOK$103,164.76
6Kyle LockettVisaliaCA$98,729.86
7Joseph HarrisonOverbrookOK$98,277.60
8Brady MinorEllensburgWA$97,648.95
9Paul EaveslonedellMO$89,446.54
10Wesley ThorpThrockmortonTX$87,295.99
11Chase TryanHelenaMT$86,345.09
12Hunter KochVernonTX$84,307.07
13Caleb AndersonMocksvilleNC$72,389.60
14Cole DavisonStephenvilleTX$71,909.31
15Tyler WorleyBerryvilleAR$71,190.22

Saddle Bronc Riding:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Ryder WrightBeaverUT$224,488.39
2Zeke ThurstonBig ValleyAB$176,991.47
3Jacobs CrawleyBoerneTX$121,011.90
4Spencer WrightMilfordUT$120,104.68
5Rusty WrightMilfordUT$118,191.87
6Chase BrooksDeer LodgeMT$116,283.23
7Sterling CrawleyStephenvilleTX$114,427.40
8Jake WatsonHudsons HopeBC$108,790.84
9Brody CressHillsdaleWY$105,871.86
10Dawson HaywildwoodAB$100,311.35
11Mitch PollockWinnemuccaNV$99,542.24
12Bradley HarterLorangerLA$99,351.01
13Jesse WrightMilfordUT$96,505.48
14Colt GordonComancheOK$91,070.51
15JJ ElshereHerefordSD$90,811.49

Tie-Down Roping:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Caleb SmidtBellvilleTX$131,899.95
2Haven MegedMiles CityMT$119,878.84
3Tyson DurfeyBrockTX$112,878.31
4Tuf CooperDecaturTX$105,592.44
5Shane HancheySulphurLA$102,196.92
6Taylor SantosCrestonCA$101,407.09
7Marty YatesStephenvilleTX$101,315.72
8Riley PruittGeringNE$99,535.21
9Michael OteroWeatherfordTX$97,693.49
10Ty HarrisSan AngeloTX$97,649.45
11Tyler MilliganPawhuskaOK$97,474.03
12Adam GraySeymourTX$92,172.98
13Shad MayfieldClovisNM$90,420.93
14Rhen RichardRooseveltUT$88,660.86
15Cooper MartinAlmaKS$86,260.06

Barrel Racing:

RankNameHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Nellie MillerCottonwood, CA$154,610.5028
2Hailey KinselCotulla, TX$148,866.6449
3Lisa LockhartOelrichs, SD$146,351.6546
4Shali LordLamar, CO$111,775.5955
5Brittany Pozzi TonozziLampasas, TX$105,503.4067
6Stevi HillmanWeatherford, TX$105,334.8276
7Emily MillerWeatherford, OK$98,144.7378
8Jessica RoutierBuffalo, SD$96,581.9054
9Dona RuleMinco, OK$96,507.4964
10Ericka NelsonCentury, FL$93,433.2465
11Ivy ConradoNowata, OK$93,269.2447
12Amberleigh MooreSalem, OR$93,059.2250
13Jennifer SharpRichards, TX$91,754.4593
14Cheyenne Wimberley (G)Stephenville, TX$90,360.8589
15Lacinda RoseWillard, MO$88,935.8573

Bull Riding:

RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Sage KimzeyStrong CityOK$245,454.70
2Stetson WrightMilfordUT$152,421.60
3Trevor KastnerRoffOK$149,116.15
4Clayton SellarsFruitland ParkFL$129,190.89
5Tyler BinghamHoneyvilleUT$127,527.01
6Boudreaux CampbellCrockettTX$126,771.22
7Garrett SmithRexburgID$123,204.57
8Trey Benton IIIRock IslandTX$121,248.12
9Jordan SpearsReddingCA$121,086.35
10Josh FrostRandlettUT$119,560.67
11Jordan HansenPonokaAB$114,747.21
12Koby RadleyMontpelierLA$114,604.93
13Jeff AskeyAthensTX$113,523.03
14Daylon SwearingenRochelleGA$111,868.02
15Trey KimzeyStrong CityOK$107,620.11

Scores Left To Settle: Guide To PBR Australia & Canada Finals

The 2019 PBR World Finals may have crowned it’s champion but there are still some major scores to settle in the world of bull riding before the year ends. The PBR Australia Finals kicks off this weekend and the PBR Canada Finals will follow next weekend to decide who reigns supreme in each of those countries.

Future Four-Legged Superstars: Watch The 2019 ABBI World Finals Futurity

Bull riders better be sucking their hat down tight and preparing to hang on to these future four-legged superstars someday. Watch the next generation of bucking bulls at the 2019 American Bucking Bull Inc. World Finals Futurity in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Replays: Mini Bull Riding & American Freestyle Bullfighting World Finals

Bull riders and bullfighters took over the city of Las Vegas, Nevada last week with many events going on around Sin City. While the "big boys" of the PBR took over the T-Mobile Arena for the PBR World Finals (watch full archives HERE), the Chris Shiver Mini Bull Riders and Short Gorham's American Freestyle Bullfighters took over the South Point Hotel & Casino for four days of their own world finals competition.

Event Replays: Watch The Bull Riding At CFR46 Again

Durazo Wins Canadian Bull Riding Title

We asked Edgar Durazo from Moctezuma, Mexico to imagine what it would be like to win a Canadian title several times, but until it happened, he couldn't fully imagine how he would feel about winning the highest title in a country that he had called home for the past six years. He talked about the people that had welcomed him with open arms, the friendships he gained on the rodeo trail, the bulls he would have to conquer, but when the title was finally his, there was one thing he had to say about how it felt:

Event Replays: Watch The Tie-Down Roping At CFR46 Again

Hanchey Wins Fourth Canadian Title

The 2019 Canadian Finals Rodeo was not going the way it was supposed to for Shane Hanchey. The reigning, and three-time Canadian champion was struggling through his week in Red Deer, Alberta, and it didn't look like he would be taking home a fourth title this year.

Event Replays: Watch The Barrel Racing At CFR46 Again

2019 Canadian Champion: Brooke Wills

First time's the charm for the 2019 Canadian Champion Barrel Racer Brooke Wills who took home the title on her first trip to the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer, Alberta. Wills started off her rookie appearance at the CFR by knocking down two barrels, but the first-time jitters didn't last long.

Event Replays: Watch The Saddle Bronc Riding At CFR46 Again

Thurston Wins Canadian Title

He was the 2016 world champion, multi-time Calgary Stampede champion, he's won Houston, and just about any large rodeo you can think of, but he's been after the Canadian title since he was a kid and has finally checked his home country's highest honor off of his bucket list. Not only did Zeke Thurston win the 2019 Canadian Saddle Bronc Riding title, but he made sure of it by running away with the competition.

Event Replays: Watch The Team Roping At CFR46 Again

Canadian Champions Sherwood & Koch

They said before their last run at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta that they might go for the arena record and - while they didn't break that particular record - they did break another at the 2019 Canadian Finals Rodeo: the single-season earnings record. The previous record was held by Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler who earned $59,006 between the regular-season and the finals in 2017, but Sherwood and Koch raised that bar substantially with their $74,616.07 and $76,728.86 respectively.

Event Replays: Watch The Steer Wrestling At CFR46 Again

Back-To-Back Titles For Scott Guenthner

Winning the 2018 Canadian title was special to steer wrestler Scott Guenthner because it meant he could share winning that title with his father, Ken Guenthner, who won the title in 1981. Winning the title again in 2019 was made all the more exciting because this time, Guenthner was a dad himself.

An Unrelenting Pursuit: Jess Lockwood Wins Second PBR World Title

Jess Lockwood was relentless in his pursuit of a second world title at the 2019 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, NV. That unrelenting nature helped him ride five out of five bulls in the long rounds, including this 91.25-point ride aboard Rising Sun in round five that ultimately sealed the world title for the young Montana cowboy.