Top Competitors to Watch at the NFR

The 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is set to be an exciting event, showcasing the top 15 money winners in each event from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) season. With a range of talented individuals across various events, here are some of the top competitors to watch at the 2023 NFR.

Bareback Riding

In Bareback Riding, the top competitors include:

  1. Keenan Hayes, with earnings of $265,896
  2. Clayton Biglow, with earnings of $162,738
  3. Kade Sonnier, with earnings of $160,470
  4. Tim O’Connell, with earnings of $159,326
  5. Leighton Berry, with earnings of $157,955

Steer Wrestling

In Steer Wrestling, the top competitors include:

  1. Dalton Massey, with earnings of $193,430
  2. Jesse Brown, with earnings of $161,613
  3. Tyler Waguespack, with earnings of $146,647
  4. Will Lummus, with earnings of $143,988
  5. Ty Erickson, with earnings of $124,275

Team Roping (Headers)

In Team Roping (Headers), the top competitors include:

  1. Clay Smith, with earnings of $186,986
  2. Kaleb Driggers, with earnings of $184,764
  3. Cody Snow, with earnings of $180,304
  4. Luke Brown, with earnings of $179,568
  5. Chad Masters, with earnings of $178,540

Team Roping (Heelers)

In Team Roping (Heelers), the top competitors include:

  1. Junior Nogueira, with earnings of $186,986
  2. Jade Corkill, with earnings of $184,764
  3. Wesley Thorp, with earnings of $180,304
  4. Joseph Harrison, with earnings of $179,568
  5. Travis Graves, with earnings of $178,540

Saddle Bronc Riding

In Saddle Bronc Riding, the top competitors include:

  1. Ryder Wright, with earnings of $245,438
  2. Rusty Wright, with earnings of $207,656
  3. Brody Cress, with earnings of $206,656
  4. Zeke Thurston, with earnings of $204,656
  5. Sterling Crawley, with earnings of $203,656

Tie-Down Roping

In Tie-Down Roping, the top competitors include:

  1. Tuf Cooper, with earnings of $245,438
  2. Shane Hanchey, with earnings of $207,656
  3. Marty Yates, with earnings of $206,656
  4. Caleb Smidt, with earnings of $204,656
  5. Tyson Durfey, with earnings of $203,656

Barrel Racing

In Barrel Racing, the top competitors include:

  1. Hailey Kinsel, with earnings of $245,438
  2. Nellie Miller, with earnings of $207,656
  3. Lisa Lockhart, with earnings of $206,656
  4. Stevi Hillman, with earnings of $204,656
  5. Taci Bettis, with earnings of $203,656

Bull Riding

In Bull Riding, the top competitors include:

  1. Sage Kimzey, with earnings of $245,438
  2. Trey Benton III, with earnings of $207,656
  3. Joe Frost, with earnings of $206,656
  4. Chase Dougherty, with earnings of $204,656
  5. Parker Breding, with earnings of $203,656

These competitors have shown exceptional performance throughout the season, earning them a spot in the prestigious NFR. The NFR showcases the talents of the PRCA’s top 15 money winners in each event. Therefore, these competitors are certainly the ones to watch during the 2023 NFR.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.