Western Industry News Updates for May 10 – May 16, 2022
Welcome to the Weekly Western Industry News Recap. In this 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!
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!
PRCA Rodeo Athlete & Standings Updates
- All Around – No changes from last week – Being led by Stetson Wright with $205,299.64. Your other top five leaders include 2. Zack Jongbloed, 3. Rhen Richard, 4. Paul David Tierney and Taylor Santos hold fourth and fifth in the all-around standings.
- Bareback Riding – No changes from last week – Jess “The Pope” is leading the bareback standings with $98,275.23. Clayton Biglow brings up the number two spot with $60,898.57 and Cole Reiner moves up to third, with $57,889.03 in earnings. These standings have been a bit slow the last couple of weeks as we haven’t seen much change so far.
- Saddle Bronc Riding – Sage Newman still holds the lead for saddle bronc with $113,703.74 in earnings and doesn’t look like he’s letting up any time soon. The lead for saddle bronc is growing with a $20,000 gap between Sage and Stetson Wright, who is second in the standings right now. Your other top five competitors are 3. Wyatt Casper (moved up from 5th), 4. Ryder Wright (moved up since last week) 5. Layton Green. We did see some major moves being made this week in Saddle Bronc.
- Bull Riding – No changes from last week – Stetson Wright is holding a tight lead with $148,563.70 in earnings. Your top five competitors are now 2. Sage Kimzey with$110,806.38, 3. Josh Frost with $105,080.17, 4. Jeff Askey and 5. Roscoe Jarboe.
- Steer Wrestling – No changes from last week – Hunter has been leading the steer wrestling pack with $69,243.85 for the last couple of weeks but Tyler Waguespack is not far behind him with $63,238.79 and closing the gap quickly. I am predicting that Tyler takes the number one spot this week unless we see Hunter take another win.
- Team Roping – No changes from last week – Team roping has been on fire this month. On the heading side, Kaleb Driggers is holding the number one spot with $79,993.41 and Junior Nogueria on the heeling side with $79,993.42.
- Tie Down – No changes from last week – John Douch is still in the lead for the tie-down standings with a solid $91,209.80. Shad “money” Mayfield is holding 2nd place with $69,531.66 with Tuf Cooper right on his heels with $65,600.28.
We are seeing very little movement in the PRCA standings as we move into the summer rodeo run. I think everyone is enjoying their downtime before getting back on the road until the end of the season. While it’s slow right now, buckle up because it’s about to get crazy!
- MAY 18 – MAY 21 | Vernon, TX | Santa Rosa Roundup
- MAY 19 – MAY 21 | Killeen, TX | Rodeo Killeen
- MAY 19 – MAY 21 | Redding, CA | Redding Rodeo
- MAY 19 – MAY 21 | Franklin, TN | Franklin Rodeo
- MAY 19 – MAY 21 | Liberty Hill, TX | Liberty Hill Fair and Rodeo
- MAY 20 – MAY 21 | Payson, AZ | Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo
Professional Bull Riding News
Below is everything you need to know from last week in the PBR as we head into the finals this coming weekend. Who will be the new World Champion? Wanna take bets? Drop your ideas below!
PBR World Finals 2022
What you Need to Know
- Pacheco, who is 2-for-3 and in seventh place in the World Finals event average, has a potentially broken right foot that he refuses to let get in the way of his 2022 World Championship aspirations. This guy is riding with a foot brace, talk about grit!
- Joao Ricardo Vieira finished second in Round 1 which put him in the top spot.
- Dalton Kasel finished third in Round 1 aboard reigning YETI World Champion Bull Woopaa.
- Josh Frost got his first-ever ride at a PBR World Finals in Fort Worth and chose Ridin Solo as his Round 2 opponent.
- Late comer, Cody Jesus, is leading the World Finals event aggregate. The 2022 Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals winner,is 3-for-3.
- Round four heats up on Thursday!
Round 1-3 Results
|PLACE||RIDER||ROUND 1||ROUND 2||ROUND 3||AGGREGATE||AGGREGATE POINTS||TOTAL POINTS||EARNINGS|
|2||JOÃO RICARDO VIEIRA||90.25||86.00||87.75||264.00||0||89||$0|
|3||JOSE VITOR LEME||85.75||90.25||86.00||262.00||0||67.33||$0|
|5/6||LUCIANO DE CASTRO||(4.69)||91.25||90.25||181.50||0||126||$0|
General World Standings
|Rank||Name||Country||Points||Points Behind Leader||Earnings||Events||Wins||Outs||Rides|
|2||JOÃO RICARDO VIEIRA||BRA||964.50||-16.99||$243,271||31||5||64||31|
|4||LUCIANO DE CASTRO||BRA||719||-262.49||$91,799.81||28||3||57||26|
|5||JOSE VITOR LEME||BRA||690.83||-290.66||$159,737.39||20||3||41||22|
|6||MAURICIO GULLA MOREIRA||BRA||681.50||-299.99||$141,118.21||26||2||49||19|
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