Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas held the 2020 MLB World Series and now, the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. We hope you are enjoying our coverage of six American Indian cowboys and cowgirls that have qualified in the top 15 in the world standings in each of their respective events to earn a spot and vie for a world title in Texas. We have concluded round 7 of 10 with matinees for the ladies breakaway inaugural WNFR event Dec. 8-10, and the rest at night.
Navajo sisters, Cassie and Anna Bahe of Utah are in the hunt for the break away roping championship. Cassie split third in the 5th round; fourth in round 6 and sixth in round 8, she is sixth in the aggregate and #2 in the world standings.
Team ropers, Navajo, Erich Rogers roping with Paden Bray of Texas are #1 in the aggregate, fastest on 7 rounds worth $67,269.00 towards the gold buckle if they win, they placed sixth in round 7 and won round 1. Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall, heading for Chase Tryan of Montana, won round 4 and has earned $43,000.00 to this point. Rogers is #9 and Hall is #12 in the world standings header division, team roping.
Our Indian country saddle bronc riders did not fare so well in round 7, each bucked off. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings and Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett has moved from #4 to #9 in the saddle bronc riding world standings. WNFR rookie, Shorty has ridden 5/7 and has won money, 4X WNFR qualifier Cole has ridden 1/7 and will be looking for his checks, in the final 3 rounds of this year’s Wrangler NFR.