Cole Fischer Added as 16th Bull Rider for NFR

Because of what the PRCA is calling “unique circumstances,” there will be 16 bull riders competing at the National Finals Rodeo in 2022.

Cole Fischer, who finished about $1,600 out of 15th place, will make his NFR debut on Dec. 1.

“I don’t really know if this has sunk in yet,” Fischer told “Any cowboy who puts his hand in a bull rope it is their dream to make the NFR. You can dream it, but there is a lot that has to go right, and it is a long year.”

Fischer, 30, won the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo in St. Paul (MN) and the Wharton County Fair in 2022. Before this year, he had never finished inside the Top 35.