LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Unofficially, three Canadians have qualified for the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
With today being the last day of the season, a number of races came down to the absolute final rides and runs to decide who would qualify for this year’s NFR.
This afternoon in Hanna, AB one of those races was decided. As we wrote about this morning, Dustin Flundra needed to win at least $560 to make his way into the top 15 in the world. $771.55 later after a second place finish, Flundra got what he needed.
Jake Wright won another $625 in San Bernadino, CA to move up to 14th, while Troy Crowser’s fourth place tie in Hanna unfortunately doesn’t count towards his 2014 standings as he had used up all the 100 rodeos he could count.
When the dust settles tomorrow, as far as we can tell, the standings should put Flundra in 15th ahead of Crowser by about $160.
Jake Vold and Curtis Cassidy had less stressful weekend’s as they had already punched their tickets to sin city.
Kody Lamb has unofficially won the PRCA Rookie of the Year title in the Bareback Riding. The last Canadian to do so was Dusty LaValley in either 2004 or 2005 according to Kyle Bowers.
Stay tuned tomorrow for when the numbers are made official.