As the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association season winds down the ahtletes are pushing hard to move themselves up the Windham Weaponry World Standings to make their much anticipated appearances at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this December. Many popular contestants have secured their spot but many first time qualifiers are trying to get into the top 15 in the world to make their very first appearances underneath the lights of the Thomas & Mack!
Reigning PRCA Bareback World Champion Kaycee Feild
Washington State Fair and the Justin Boots Playoffs have been a home that Kaycee Feild will always want to come back to. The four-time and reigning PRCA bareback World Chammpion has had tremendous luck in Puyallup, Washington over the years with four wins in the last five years he is no stranger to making a name for himself on this Pacific Northwest state.
Kaycee Feild has been fighting an uphill battle to remain atop the leaderboard ever since the beginning of the spring season. He missed seven weeks, a ton of time in the professional rodeo season, to repair a torn labrun on his left hip. Even after missing seven weeks he is sitting in the number one spot by a whopping $19,563 after his win last week at the Justin Boots Playoffs.
Feild talked about his fantastic season coming back from injury, “It’s toward the end of the season and being in the No. 1 spot, I wanted to have more of a spread by the end of the season. I’m being pushed harder than I’ve ever been pushed, with so many good bareback riders out here.”
Many realitive newcomers are pushing hard to try and make a name for themselves and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with late season pushes that will help them make that happen. Steer wrestler Baylor Roche of Tremonton, Utah moved from 19th to 13th in the Sept. 14 Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings on his way to claiming his first WNFR appearance.
Other movers this week include Saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw and Bull rider Ty Wallace. Bradshaw who just happens to have some extended family by the last name of Wright, that is correct the Wright brothers, moved from 18th to 15th in the Sept. 14 world standings as he pushes to secure his first WNFR qualification. Wallace, a Collbran, CO bullrider, moved from 19th to 11th in the Sept. 14 world standings as he attempts to make his second consecutive WNFR appearance.
PRCA Tie-Down Roper Tyson Durfey
31 year-old tie-down roping veteran Tyson Durfey did all but clinch his spot for his eighth WNFR qualification after winning an astounding $6,086 over last weekend. He started the weekend on the outside looking in and knew what he had to do to get back Las Vegas and put it all on the line with a late season push. With three top five finishes over the weekend he moved from 16th to 13th in the Sept. 14 world standings. He has quickly become a fan favorite as he is on track to make his eighth WNFR appearace in nine years!
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