Brahma Boots Chrome Teams up with World All-Around Champ Stetson Wright for 90 points at Wrangler NFR
2019 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Stetson Wright matched moves with Canadian Bucking Bull Brahma Boots Chrome from the Outlaw Buckers for 90 points and second place in Round 5 of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington Texas at Globe Life Field. PRCA ProRodeo by Steve Gray.
CALGARY, Alberta — On a night that saw one Canadian Pro Rodeo contestant earn a check in Round 5 of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), Canadian bucking stock shined on Monday night.
The highlight for the Canadian stock being the 90-point effort by reining World Champion All-Around Cowboy Stetson Wright on Outlaw Buckers’ Brahma Boots Chrome. Judging is always a subjective topic and this ride could have absolutely won first place. Wright is third in the PRCA Standings, within a round win of first place Aussie Ky Hamilton.
.@StetsonWright7 with the huge 90-point ride on Canadian bucker Brahma Boots (@canadawestboots) Chrome puts him second in Round 5 in what I think should have been first on Monday night at the #WranglerNFR. Either way, this is the closest the bull riding has been in years. pic.twitter.com/2V2iY9spn8— Ted Stovin (@TedStovin) December 8, 2020
The Round 5 win in the bull riding went to Colorado Cowboy Ty Wallace with a 91.5-point effort on Freddy Fender from Rafter G Rodeo. Wallace is just over 1,000 points behind No. 1 while Sage Kimzey was bucked off in Round 5 to sit No. 5, just under 53,000 points back. With 26,231 points on the line each night, anything is yet possible.
Stampede Warrior was the second Canadian animal to put a big score on the leaderboard in Round 5 with 89 points against 2019 WNFR aggregate champion Brody Cress in what some are saying could have also won the round.
As the last man out on the night, the No. 1 man in the world, Wyatt Casper, wins Round 5 in the bronc riding with 90.5 points on the horse known as Onion Ring. Zeke Thurston was again out of the money, this time only by one point, 85.5 on former bareback riding horse of the year in Dirty Jacket.
Orin Larsen was in the same boat as Thurston, in a 82 points on Faded Night from Pickett Pro Rodeo. Also in the 0-for-5 truck was Kolton Schmidt who’s yet to even get a time.
Also in the team roping though, Levi Simpson and heeler Shay Carroll earned their third check of the week, this one for fifth outright and 6,769 points per man. The team roping was won by World Champs Clay Smith and Jade Corkill with a smoking 3.6.
The final Canadian to speak of tonight is Curtis Cassidy who had a rough time on the ground against his steer for a time of 15.0. Matt Reeves and Jace Melvin split the round with 3.9’s.
Winning the round in the bareback was 2019 PRCA World Champion Clayton Biglow with an 89 on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Top Flight. Biglow moves up to No. 3 in the world, about 56,000 points back of No. 1 Tim O’Connell. Canadian horses were too much for their counterparts, the horse scores were great but the guys didn’t match up. Virgil from C5 Rodeo marked the highest of all on the TV pen night at 45.5 points.
Hunter Herrin won the tie-down roping at 7.4 and Hailey Kinsel strikes again in the barrel racing at 16.92, the first time under 17 seconds this week. There’s only one round in ten that Kinsel hasn’t won yet at the Wrangler NFR and that’s Round 2. But that’ll have to wait until 2021.
The second half of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas begins on Tuesday December 8th starting at 5:45PM CT. For full results, standings, draws and more, visit ProRodeo.com