Cole Curry’s Breakout Year Leads to First NFR Berth

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Mississippi heeler Cole Curry went from unranked in 2021, to No. 28 in 2022, to No. 13 in 2023.

With $94,987 to his name this year, he has improved by more than $30,000 from 2022 already.

Roping with fellow Magnolia State cowboy Marcus Theriot, Curry is making his first trip to the Thomas & Mack at Age 23.


RodeoHouston, $13,750

Whenever you make the Championship Shootout in Houston, you know a big payday is coming your way. For Theriot/Curry, their tie for third in the Four-Man won the $7,750. They also added $3,000 for a Round 1 win in their Super Series and $2,000 for a second place finish in the first Semifinal.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, $10,500

Prior to making the Finals in Houston, the pair did the same thing in San Antone. Their last four runs all paid them $1,000 or more and were all between 4.3 and 5.2 seconds.


Snake River Stampede, 3.8 Seconds

After a 14.4-second in Round 1, Theriot/Curry bounced back with 3.8-second run in Round 2 to take fifth. The same weekend they made the Finals at the Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo and nearly $5,000 at the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Utah).

Yellowstone River Round-Up, 3.8 Seconds

The win in Montana was one of two checks of more than $2,500 they won there the Weekend of Aug. 12. At the Yellowstone River Round-Up they were three tenths faster than the rest of the field.


XIT Rodeo and Reunion (Texas), 5.0 Seconds

They didn’t cash in on a win during the Texas Swing, but paid it off later with wins there in August and September. The first was in Dalhart where a 5 second flat run won them the one-header. They also won more than $1,500 at Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo and the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Colorado) that weekend.

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo (Texas), 9.5 Seconds on Two

The pair’s second in win the Lone Star State came in the final days of the regular season and allowed Texas to join Florida as the only state where Curry has won multiple professional rodeos in his career.

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