Bridger Anderson Cinches Second NFR and First Trip to Las Vegas

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Bridger Anderson’s only qualification to the National Finals Rodeo came in 2020 when it was held in Arlington, Texas. That is, until 2023. The North Dakota steer wrestler cinched his what will be his second NFR and his first time to the Thomas & Mack.

He enters ranked No. 14 in the World with $85,511 to his name.


RodeoHouston, $13,250

Placing in four Go-Rounds of the highest paying winter rodeo landed it at the top of Anderson’s season. His fastest time came in Round 2 with a 5.1-second run to be second.

Red Bluff Round-Up (California), $7,870

Anderson had a swing of success in the Northwest and with that, came a win at the Red Bluff Round-Up. Placing in every Round including winning Round 3, and placing second in the Finals landed him No. 1 in the Average.


Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Texas), 3.4 Seconds

Anderson would throw his fastest time of the season right after Cowboy Christmas. In Weatherford, Texas, he stopped the clock at 3.4 seconds to add another win to his 2023 accolades.

Greeley Stampede (Colorado), 3.6 Seconds

In Round 2 of the Greeley Stampede, Anderson put a 3.6-second run on the board to finish second in the Go-Round. It wa a finish that earned him over $4,000.

Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Oregon), 3.6 seconds

Anderson’s trip to Hermiston, Oregon started off strong with the time that would go on to be his second fastest time of the season. A 3.6 would get him the Round 1 win.


High Desert Stampede (Oregon), 4.2 Seconds

Although it wasn’t his fastest run, Anderson’s 4.2 in Redmond, Oregon was fast enough for the win that came with a $2,800 payday to add to his success in the Northwest spring run.

Gold County Pro Rodeo (California), 4.0 Seconds

That success continued into California as Anderson cinched another win to close out April. It added almost $2,000 to his earnings.

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