Barrel Racer Wenda Johnson’s Star Studded Season Sends Her to Her Third National Finals Rodeo

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Wenda Johnson 2021 NFR_1280


Wenda Johnson has had the rodeo season of a lifetime so far in 2022.

After attending a total of 31 rodeos in the regular season, Johnson is the No. 3 ranked barrel racer in the WPRA World Standings with $121,594 to her name.

This will be Johnson’s third trip to the National Finals Rodeo with her horses, Mac and Mo. Success came naturally to the Oklahoma cowgirl last year in Las Vegas. She placed in five rounds and jumped from No. 13 to No. 9 when it was all said and done. With a track record like that, a Gold Buckle is within reach for Johnson in 2022.


Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, $24,520

At one of the biggest rodeos of the year, Johnson was on fire. In Round 1 of Bracket 7, Johnson and Mac stopped the clock at 16.17 seconds to set a new arena record before they came back in the Finals and made a dynamite run of 16.08 to shatter their own record within the same week. Johnson finished first in three of the four rounds she competed in.

Calgary Stampede, $22,000

In Pool B of the Calgary Stampede, Johnson continued to prove she was one of the best. With two runs clocking in at 17.20, Johnson won two of four rounds in her pool and placed in the other two. She qualified for the Semifinals where a 17.22 would place her sixth in tough competition.


San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 14.00 Seconds

Johnson was in Bracket 5 of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo when she ran a 14.00 in Round 1 to keep her winter run going strong. This run would help qualify her for the Semifinals and she would go on to the Final Round. Overall, Johnson brought in $10,000 at San Antone.


Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo, 15.77 Seconds

Johnson was 15.77 seconds to win the one-header in Texas by almost a tenth over Kylee Scribner.

Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, 14.94 Seconds

To close out her season, Johnson ran in Stephenville, Texas and got the win by just three hundredths of a second.