The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is recognized as the most lucrative and well-known rodeo in the world. Fans may watch modern cowboys rope and ride in this one-of-a-kind performance.
Let’s discuss everything you need about National Finals Rodeo Bronoc Riding.
Saddle Bronc Riding
- It is very similar to Bareback Riding. In this riding method, the cowboy must hold on to the bucking horse for at least 8 seconds. If a rider cannot stay in the horse for 8 seconds, this will be a no-score ride.
- The cowboys participating in this will be scored 1-50, depending on their performance. The horse will also earn points depending on their performance. The horse receives more points if it bucks in various directions to make it interesting rather than simply straight ahead.
- In December, 15 of the top saddle bronco riders compete in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Top players will earn honor and millions of dollars in purses.
- Alongside other NFR events, this will hugely impact Las Vegas’s economic condition.
Contestants Standings: Top 20 Player
|Standing & Name||Points||Profile|
|Stetson Wright||242.5 pts||Won a total of 7 titles|
7 NFR qualifications
$96,605 PRCA EARNINGS
|Tanner Butner||203 pts||1 NFR Qualification|
$17,700 PRCA EARNINGS
|Cash Wilson||165.75 pts||Finished first in the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo|
|Dawson Hay||140 pts||3 NFR Qualifications|
Ended 7th in 2022 world ranking
|Shorty Garrett||137.25 pts||1 NFR QualificationsIn 2023, won the Badlands Circuit Finals|
|Sage Newman||135 pts||2 NFR qualifications|
Ended fifth in the world ranking in 2022
|Ryder Wright||120.75 pts||Won 2 world titles|
7 NFR qualifications
In the world standings, he finished 10th with a $192,673
|Ben Andersen||108.75 pts||1 NFR qualifications|
Winner of the Bucking Battle in Bismarck recently
|Layton Green||104.75 pts||3 NFR QualificationsAs of 2022, he was ranked 12th in the world saddle bronc standings|
|Leon Fountain||98 pts||Finished first in the Turquoise Circuit Finals in 2023|
|Wyatt Casper||94 pts||3 NFR Qualifications|
Hometown is Maimi13th in standing in 2022
|Kade Bruno||87 pts||1 NFR qualifications|
Recently won the Columbia River Circuit Finals
|Ryder Sanford||74.38 pts||Recently won two tournaments. Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo and Southeastern Circuit Finals|
|Brady Hill||71.5 pts||Hometown Onida SD|
Recently became runner-up in La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros
|Logan Cook||61 pts||Won the Extreme Collision in 2022|
Total earning in 2022 is $76,585
|Will Pollock||56.75 pts||Hometown Utopia|
$4,959 PRCA EARNINGS
|Kolby Wanchuk||56 pts||2 NFR qualifications|
Awarded the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo title
|Brody Cress||51.75 pts||6 NFR qualifications|
Finished sixth in the 2022 world standings with $246,275
|Q Taylor||49.25 pts||Saddle Bronc Riding ranking 27|
$11,573 PRCA EARNINGS
|Houston Brown||44.13 pts||NILE ProRodeo 2023 winner|
Career earning $68,280