Brody Cress Aiming for First World Title at 2022 NFR

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Brody Cress has flirted with Gold Buckles several times in his career, but he has yet to make that jump. Cress finished second in the title race in 2017 and 2019.

In 2020 and 2021, he finished third in the world. That is exactly where he finds himself heading into the 2022 NFR.

Cress is around $10,000 behind Stetson Wright in second and just over $70,000 behind the World No. 1, Sage Newman.


Xtreme Broncs Finals, $23,059

Cress’ biggest payday of the year came at the Xtreme Broncs Finals in Rapid City, South Dakota. Cress opened with an 86.5-point ride in Round 1, which would only earn him a tie for seventh place. He made up for lost ground in the Finals by going 93.5 points on Sutton Rodeos’ South Point to not only win the round, but also the Average by 1.5 points over Ryder wright and Lefty Holman.

Battle of the Best, $16,052

Cress was a benefactor of a weak Opening Round by his fellow saddle bronc riders after going 78.5 points which was enough to win the round. There would be no doubt about his showing in the Finals, however. Cress was marked 88.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Hell Boy to win the rodeo and earn over $16,000.


Xtreme Broncs Finals, 93.5 Points

The 93.5-point ride in the Final Round of the Xtreme Broncs Finals was Cress’ highest marked ride of his 2022 season.

La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros, 92 Points

It was a dream matchup in the Final Round of the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros for Cress as he drew Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Killer Bee and took full advantage. Cress was marked 92 points and won the rodeo by three points over Riggin Smith.


Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Xtreme Broncs, 90 Points in Finals

Cress took the title at the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions thanks to a 90-point ride in the finals. Cress beat out Lefty Holman and World No. 1 Sage Newman to win the title.

San Angelo Cinch Chute-Out, 90 Points in Finals

Cress took full advantage of a good draw, going 90 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Larry Culpepper. The 90-point ride won the rodeo and was 6.5 points better than Layton Green’s second-place ride.