PASADENA, Texas — A win at Friday night’s Finale for the 2016 Wrangler Champions Challenge clinched Jake Vold of Ponoka, AB his second trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The win was worth $5,304 moving him up past the $73,000 mark on the season.
Team ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler took fourth in the team roping for $2,028. The pair look to become the first all Canadian team roping pair to qualify for the WNFR. Buhler is now ahead of 16th by $16,000 while Simpson is safe by over $5,000.
Four other Canadians, Orin Larsen, Zeke Thurston, Clay Elliott and Jake Watson rank inside the top 15 in their respective events at this time. Watson is ahead of 16th by $260 with one rodeo to go in Hanna, AB. Clayton Moore and Layton Green have ground to make up to make their first WNFR appearances.
Stay tuned for more as this weekend unfolds.