Jesse Wright moves closer towards first PRCA World Championship

Las Vegas, NV: Kesler Rodeo’s Navajo Sun won the Wrangler Award as the Saddle Bronc Horse of the Night bucking off Cody Taton in the process. In the Second Round this horse threw of Jesse Wright. At the time it looked like it might have cost Jesse a lot, since then though he’s made up for it in the rounds and sits in first by just under $43,000.

With three rounds to go, anything could happen, but Jesse is in the lead and looking for his first World Championship.

“I was tasting it last year and I missed it by just a little bit… It killed me to lose by a couple grand. When I started this season I was bound and determined to win it all and that’s still the goal I’m focused on.” The 3D Bullriding and Wrangler Team member said.

There might be pressure out there after him too, but he’s not letting it get to him.

“I know there’s a lot on the line and the pressure is there. I’m not going to lie, it hangs over my head a little bit, but what can I do about it? If I don’t ride good it won’t matter. I really try not to think about it because if you let that stuff bother you it’ll hurt you.”

His older brother Cody is a two-time World Champion. Cody won fourth tonight on Dark Side of the Harvey Northcott Rodeo Company’s with an 81.5 to pick up $7,656.

2012 Canadian Tie Down Roping Champion Shane Hanchey won his first round of this year’s NFR with a time of 7.6.

Lindsay Sears didn’t have the night she wanted as she knocked yet another barrel to slip slightly in the average. 13.76 was her time but that five second penalty didn’t help her causes. It’s going to take her winning some big money in the rounds to catch up. Mary Walker, on her amazing journey won her fourth of the seven rounds thus far leads the World Standings now by $31,000 over Brittany Pozzi. She also leads the Ram Top Gun standings over Jesse Wright by $22,000.


Full results.

Bareback: 1. Caleb Bennett on Fronteir Rodeo’s Times Up, 85 points, $18,257; 2. Wes Stevenson, 83, $14,429; 3. Justin McDaniel , 82, $10,895; 4. Matt Bright, 81.5, $7,656; 5. Will Lowe, 79.5, $4,712; 6. Kaycee Field, 79, $2,945.

Steer wrestling: 1. Todd Suhn, 3.6 seconds, $18,257; 2. Luke Branquinho, 3.7, $14,429; 3. Gabe Ledoux, 3.9, $10,895; 4. (tie) Wade Sumpter and Billy Bugenig, 4.0, $6,184; 6. (tie) Matt Reeves, Trevor Knowles and Casey Martin, 4.3, $981.57.

Team roping: 1. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 3.6 seconds, $18,257; 2. Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 3.8, $14,429; 3. Erich Rogers/Kory Koontz, 4.1, $10,895; 4. Brock Hansen/Ryan Motes, 4.3, $7,656; 5. Kaleb Driggers/Jade Corkill, 4.5, $4,712; 6. Turtle Powell/Dugan Kelly, 4.7, $2,945.

Saddle bronc: 1. Jesse Wright on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Gold Coast, 84, $18,257; 2. Tyrell Smith, 83, $14,429; 3. Bradley Harter, 82.5, $10,895; 4. Cody Wright, 81.5, $7,656; 5. Sterling Crawley, 80, $4,712; 6. Chad Ferley, 79.5, $2,945.

Tie-down roping: 1. Shane Hanchey, 7.6 seconds, $18,257; 2. Cory Solomon, 7.7, $14,429; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 7.9, $10,895; 4. Matt Shiozawa, 8.3, $7,656; 5. (tie) Monty Lewis and Cody Ohl, 8.6, $3,828.

Barrel racing: 1. Mary Walker, 13.72, $18,257; 2. Carlee Pierce, 13.81, $14,429; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 13.84, $10,895; 4. Kaley Bass, 13.87, $7,656; 5. Trula Churchill, 13.89, $4,712; 6. Kelli Tolbert, 13.91, $2,945.

Bull riding: 1. Brett Stall on Frontier Rodeo’s Cowboy Compactor, 88.5, $18,257; 2. (tie) Kanin Asay and Tag Elliot, 86.5, $12,662; 4. Clayton Savage, 84.5, $7,656; 5. Cody Teel, 83, $4,712; 6. Trey Benton, 82.5, $2,945.

Round Seven Highlights courtesy of the PRCA and GAC.

Round Eight Draw

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