After Back-to-Back Top 5 Finishes, Steer Wrestler Will Lummus Enters 2022 NFR No. 4
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BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN @PRORODEOBRETT
Since making his first NFR since 2018, Will Lummus has consistently been one of the best bulldoggers on the planet.
In each of the last four full seasons, he has made at least $150,000 and three of those years, he finished in the Top 5. His best finish was his most recent, Lummus was the Reserve World Champion and also won the NFR Average in 2021. He closed the year with $248,168 and $169,152 of it came at the NFR.
This year, he is No. 4 heading into the NFR and less than $15,000 behind top-ranked Stetson Jorgensen.
Calgary Stampede, $60,500
Lummus won his first Calgary Stampede title by sweeping Championship Sunday with a 4.0-second run in the Semifinals and a 3.6-second run in the Finals. In his four qualifying rounds, Lummus placed in three of them and made $10,500.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, $9,500
All four of Lummus’ qualified times were 4.3 seconds or faster, the most profitable of which was a 3.9-second run to win the Semifinals and a $5,000 payday.
Following San Antonio in February, the Mississippi man had another successful stretch in Texas in March. Lummus won a round in his SuperSeries and also placed second in two others.
Southeastern Circuit Finals, 3.3 seconds
After finishing fourth in Round 1, Lummus turned in a 3.3-second run to win Round 2. It was just his second run of the 2023 season, and ended up being his fastest.
He went on to finish third in the Average at the Southeastern Circuit Finals and made nearly $5,000.
Three of the Top 4 (No. 2 Tyler Waguespack and No. 9 Kyle Irwin) from the Southeastern Circuit Finals finished the 2022 regular season in the Top 10.
Gladewater Round-Up, 3.4 seconds
Lummus won the Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo on June 11 with his second-fastest time of the season. That same weekend, he also won the Coleman PRCA Rodeo with a 3.9 and snagged second in the Second Round of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo with a 3.8.
Sheridan WYO Rodeo, 8.4 Seconds on Two
Lummus did not place in Round 1, but stayed in contention with a 4.6-second run. He then won Round 2 by stopping the clock at 3.8 seconds to bring his two-head aggregate time to 8.4 seconds, good enough for a four-way time with Blake Knowles, Rowdy Parrott and Dalton Massey.
Home Of Champions Rodeo, 3.7 Seconds
Lummus did not have a big Fourth of July, but he did come away with a victory. He made a 3.7-second run to win the one-head rodeo and collect more than $3,000.
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