All-Around Cowboy Zack Jongbloed Cinches First Career NFR in the Tie-Down Roping
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Zack Jongbloed has finished No. 22 in the PRCA Tie-Down World Standings each of his first two full seasons on the PRCA, that changed this year.
In 2022, he has qualified for his first ever National Finals Rodeo and he did so ranked No. 6. That prestigious Gold Buckle is in sight.
Jongbloed is an all-around hand competing in the both the tie-down and the steer wrestling. With tie-down roping being his his top priority, he is heading to Las Vegas after a successful regular season.
Calgary Stampede, $16,250
In Calgary, winning Round 1 of Pool A and finished second in Round 4 to move on the Semifinals, where he was second with a 7 second flat run. Despite a no time in the Finals, he still pulled in another $6,250 for making the Four-Man Showdown.
In Super Series 3 of Rodeo Houston, Jongbloed placed in Rounds 2 and 3 to qualify for the Semifinals after earning $3,000. From there he won Semifinals 1 with a 7.6- second run to move on to the Championship Shootout, where he finished fourth with a no time. Still, it was a trip that Jongbloed proved he could competed with rodeo’s best.
San Angelo Rodeo, 7.4 seconds
During Round 2 of San Angelo, Jongbloed tied what would be one of his fastest times of the regular season. A 7.4 tied him for third in the round and he would go on to finish seventh in the tie-down roping and win the all-around.
Jerome County Fair and Rodeo, 7.6 seconds
In August, a 7.6 would tie Jongbloed with Matt Shiozawa to win the Jerome County Fair and Rodeo. He would cash in almost $2,500 while splitting this win.
Clovis Rodeo, 41.8 on Four
Jongbloed would start the California rodeo strong by winning Round 1. Placing in the fourth round and the Finals would make him the No. 1 cowboy in the average and your Clovis Rodeo Tie-Down Roping Champion. He won just over $9,000.
The War Bonnet Round Up, 7.8 seconds
Although it is another tie for Jongbloed, it also another win. This time coming from Idaho Falls, Jongbloed shut the clock off at 7.8 seconds to win the War Bonnet Round Up and take home another almost $2,500.
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