The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo contestants of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association have been riding on a sliding scale the first portion of the event in Arlington, Texas, USA. The PRCA announced the $10,000,000.00 equal money to Las Vegas came to fruition prior to the 9th performance Friday night, due to ticket sales and the WNFR being able to conclude all 10 rounds. It is good news for the sport. It is our privilege to provide coverage of our Indian contestants for Native Voice One Radio Network.
The 2017 World Champion Team Roper, Navajo, Erich Rogers and his partner, heeler, Payden Bray of Texas have been taking advantage of the situation. Rogers and Bray are the fastest with 74.60 seconds on 9 head, it will be worth $67,269.00 if they are the fastest on 10 for the Wrangler NFR Average Championship. They placed sixth in round 9 adding to the total of $48,923.08 they’ve won through the WNFR and are #11 in the world standings with $101,464.65 earned through the season and the finals.
Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall and his partner, Chase Tryan of Montana were no time in round 9. They are thirteenth in the average qualifying on 5/9 head. Hall and Tryan are #14 in the world standings with $90,144.92 including the $43,000.00 they have won this week In Texas.
Four time WNFR qualifier and defending Indian World Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s, Cole Elshere has had a dismal finals. Cole bucked off in round 9 and has only made one qualified ride. He is fifteen in the average and has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings. He can still win $26,230.77 that each round pays in each event to add to his $64,351.14 season and finals earnings, go Cole!
WNFR saddle bronc riding rookie, Cheyenne River Sioux Indian cowboy, Shorty Garrett was 78.5 points in round 9. He has ridden 7/9 bucking horses and is tenth in the average. Shorty has won $22,269.23 at the finals totaling $112.274.69 and has dropped from #4 to #8 in the world saddle bronc riding standings. One more round to go for the PRCA Championships of the World at the Wrangler NFR.
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