Bull Rider Creek Young makes it 2-for-2 on National Finals Rodeo Qualifications
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Creek Young has now qualified for his second consecutive National Finals Rodeo and he comes in ranked No. 13 in the world.
He wrapped up the 2021 NFR fifth in the World after making two rides over 90 points inside the Thomas & Mack and taking home $78,378 from Las Vegas. He did it all while claiming the Resistol Rookie of the Year title. It is safe to say that Young has tasted success under the bright lights of Vegas and he gets to try to do it all again starting Dec. 1.
Look back at Young’s 2022 regular season highlights.
The Calgary Stampede, $14,000
In Pool B of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Young got the round win in Round 1 and Round 2. He rodeo for 87.5 points to kick it off and 88 points to follow it up. He earned a spot in the Semifinals, but was bucked off.
Cody Stampede, $9,953
In Cody, Wyoming, Young entered the an Xtreme Bulls and the rodeo and he added to his earnings at both. The night of the Xtreme Bulls it was an 88-point ride that earned him a second-place finish while an 87-point ride at the rodeo put him third.
HIGHEST MARKED RIDES
Dodge City Roundup, 90 points
At the Kansas rodeo, Young would tie to get the win in the Final Round with Reid Oftedahl. Both went 90 and Young’s came aboard Championship Pro Rodeo’s Geronimo. This win would add almost $5,400 to his season earnings.
Silver State Stampede, 92 points
In the heat of a competitive summer, Young matched up with Frontier Rodeo’s County Jail in Elko, Nevada. The two would go for a whopping 92 points to win it all by 1.5 points.
Horse Heaven Roundup, 165 Points on Two
In Kennewick, Washington, Young would stay consistent through both rounds to be 165 points on two head and cinch the win. An 83-point ride got him a tie for sixth in Round 1 before an 82-point ride on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Double Threat made him the winner of the Finals.
Reno Rodeo, 172.5 Points on Two
Young got his summer run started out right with a big win in Reno. He made an 84.5-point ride in the Long Go before coming back in the Short Go to be 88 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Louisiana Lightning. This win set the pace for the rest of Young’s season.
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