Canadian Steer Wrestler Stephen Culling Makes First NFR

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Stephen Culling has cinched his first ever National Finals Rodeo qualification sitting as the No. 10 steer wrestler after having his personal best career season.

With $104,026 in earnings, Culling’s best regular season has presented him with an opportunity for a Gold Buckle.


The Calgary Stampede, $13,750

A 3.7 and 3.9 were enough for a second-place finish and tie for first in two rounds of Pool C made Culling the No. 2 cowboy moving on. He cashed in on his home land.

Rodeo Austin, $11,237

Placing in both Go-Rounds landed the Canadian in the Finals where his 3.6-second run was fast enough to finish second in the round. The second-place finish alone was worth over $7,500.


Puyallup Cinch Playoffs (Washington), 3.4 Seconds

Cullings fast time of the season clocks in a 3.4 seconds. It was the Go-Round winning run that kicked off the first leg of qualifiers for Cinch Playoffs.

Kitsap Stampede (Washington), 3.5 Seconds

Just one tenth faster is his fastest run of the season. In Bremerton, Washington a 3.5 was fast enough to also be the No. 2 time worth almost $4,000.


Lea Park Rodeo (Alberta), 3.4 Seconds

By two tenths of a second, Culling pulled out the win in Canada when he tied his fastest run of the season. It was a win that added almost $2,500 to his earnings.

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