Western Industry News | April 18

Western Industry News Updates for April 11-17, 2022

Welcome to the second edition of the Weekly Western Industry News Recap. In this new series, you can find everything you need to know about rodeo, western sports, business, and events going on in the western industry. In addition, I hope to be providing exclusive interviews and stories along the way so if you have a story idea, please drop them in the comments!

Rodeo News

Below you will find all of the updates from the previous week with any and all rodeo news. This includes rodeo athlete updates, event updates, rodeo standings updates, and more!

Rodeo Athlete & Standings Updates

  • All Around is being led by Stetson Wright with $190,258.29. Your other top five leaders include 2. Rhen Richard, 3. Zack Jongbloed, 4. Bart Brunson, 5. Taylor Santos
  • Bareback Riding – Jess “The Pope” is leading the bareback standings with $94,428.75. Clayton Biglow brings up the number two spot with $57,214.73.
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – Sage Newman holds the lead for saddle bronc with $100,572.64 in earnings. The lead for saddle bronc is a little slimmer with a small $15,000 gap between Sage and Stetson Wright, who is second in the standings right now. Your other top five competitors are 3. Ryder Wright, 4. Wyatt Casper (won Red Bluff), 5. Brody Cress.
  • Bull Riding – Stetson Wright is holding a tight lead with $129,000.03 in earnings. Interestingly enough, since last week, we did see a drop in earnings for several competitors so not sure where the discrepancy was but we did see a chance in the standings for bull riding. Your top five competitors are now 2. Josh Frost with $97,409.69, 3. Sage with $89,375.78, 4. Roscoe Jarboe, and 5. Jeff Askey
  • Steer Wrestling – Hunter leads the steer wrestling pack with $63,661.51 in earnings but Tyler Waguespack is not far behind him with $56,858.67.
  • Team Roping – On the heading side, we did see a change in standings with Kaleb Driggers in the number one spot with $79,993.42 and Junior Nogueria on the heeling side with $79,993.42. Jake and Clay aren’t far behind in second place!
  • Tie Down – New fan favorite, John Douch is still in the lead for the tie-down standings with a solid $88,320.80 but with the standings changing every week, we did Tuf Cooper sneak up to second with $65,600.28 and Shad isn’t far behind in third place!

Upcoming Rodeos

  • APR 21 – APR 24 | Clovis, CA | Clovis Rodeo
  • APR 21 – APR 24 | Lakeside, CA | Lakeside Rodeo
  • APR 22 – APR 23 | Cheyenne, OK | Old Settlers Reunion PRCA Rodeo
  • APR 22 – APR 23 | Athens, TX | Henderson County First Responders PRCA Rodeo
  • APR 22 – APR 24 | Medicine Hat, AB, AB | Broncs and Honky Tonks Spring Indoor Rodeo
  • APR 22 – APR 23 | Purcell, OK | Purcell Pro Rodeo
  • APR 22 – APR 23 | Madison, WI | Midwest Horse Fair & Rodeo
  • APR 23 – APR 24 | Auburn, CA | Gold County Pro Rodeo
  • APR 23 | Andalusia, AL | Lower Alabama PRCA Rodeo
  • APR 23 – APR 24 | Springville, CA | Springville Sierra Rodeo

Professional Bull Riding News

Below is everything you need to know from last week in the PBR. In addition, I will be closely covering the last couple of events for the PBR Finals in Fort Worth in mid-May. Once the finals are over, PBR will be switching gears to their new league series format for the summer/fall. You can find more information on the league series in the interview I did with Chad Blankenship from the PBR.

In other PBR News, the YETI World Champion Bull Race is as tight as ever. Last week, we saw Ridin’ Solo take the number one spot with a very small margin. This week after the Express Ranches Classic, Woopaa took back his number one spot and leads with a small .8 lead. The World Championship Bull title is anyone’s game at this point.

PBR Standings – Top 10

Standings changes from last week:

  • Jose Vitor Leme moves to 4th place, bumping Kyler down to 5th.
RankNameCountryPointsPoints Behind LeaderEarningsEventsWinsOutsRides
1JOÃO RICARDO VIEIRABRA844$240,9962555126
2DAYLON SWEARINGENUSA754.66-89.34$270,294.962755626
3KAIQUE PACHECOBRA660-184$174,8361823721
4JOSE VITOR LEMEBRA614.50-229.50$159,737.391733518
5KYLER OLIVERUSA610.50-233.50$141,270.952234219
6MAURICIO GULLA MOREIRABRA592.50-251.50$141,118.212524618
7AUSTIN RICHARDSONUSA549.50-294.50$127,645.481823614
8DALTON KASELUSA496.50-347.50$125,402.672434318
9LUCIANO DE CASTROBRA485-359$78,316.472224620
10CHASE DOUGHERTYUSA413-431$107,846.332304719
Data pulled on 4/18/22

Upcoming PBR Events

  • Bulls Gone Wild Featuring Ultimate Bullfighting | FT. WORTH, TX | COWTOWN COLISEUM | APR 21 | Event Info
  • Yavapai Bottle Gas Mile High PBR Presented by Navajo Nation and Coors Light | TOURING PRO DIVISION | PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ | FINDLAY TOYOTA CENTERAPR 22 – 23 | Event Info

General Western Industry News

This section of our Western Industry News recap includes anything and everything going on in the industry. If you would like to be featured, please send me an email and I would be happy to give you a shoutout in the next article.

2022 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

  • Trevor Brazile
  • Bobby Mote (four-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider 2002, 2007, 2009-2010)
  • Bobby Harris (World Champion Team Roper 1991)
  • Jake Beutler (Late stock contractor)
  • Rick Young (Rodeo Clown)
  • Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman (four-time PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year)
  • Rodeo notable, Mel Potter
  • World champion steer wrestler Roy Duvall’s horse, Whiskey
  • Barrel racer, Ardith Bruce
  • WPRA notable, Cindy Rosser

They will be enshrined July 16 during ceremonies in the sculpture garden adjacent to the Hall, along with the rodeo committee from Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in Burwell.

About the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Nomination Process

  • Q. Who may nominate a candidate? | A. Anyone may nominate a worthy candidate.
  • Q. How do I go about making the nomination? | A. Download the nomination form from this website, request a form from the Director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 or call (719) 528-4714.
  • Q. When is the form due back at the Hall of Fame? | A. January 31st of each calendar year.
  • Q. What happens next? | A. Nominations are submitted to and reviewed by the national selection committee in March or April of each year.
  • Q. When will the induction take place? | A. Normally the first full weekend in August.
  • Q. Is the Induction Ceremony open to the public? | A. Yes.
  • Q. Once a candidate is submitted, how long are they considered for nomination into the Hall? | A. 3 years. You must resubmit this form to be considered after 3 years.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Western Industry News Recap, looking forward to reporting weekly so make sure to check back!

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