Cory Solomon Hungry For Gold as He Heads into Ninth National Finals Rodeo

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Cory Solomon 2021 NFR_1280


Cory Solomon is heading to his ninth trip to the National Finals Rodeo. After finishing fifth in the World in both 2021 and 2020, he is hunting for a Gold Buckle in 2022.

In his signature color, green, Solomon’s success inside the Thomas and Mack in undeniable. He ends up making some of his fastest runs of the year in Las Vegas and is a fan favorite among the tie-down ropers. He sits No. 8 in the world going into Las Vegas this December.


The Calgary Stampede, $19,750

Solomon’s success in Canada has prompted him to call Calgary his second home after winning the event for a third time last year. Although he did not take home a fourth title this year, he still had a successful trip. He placed in Rounds 1 and 4 and won Round 3, which moved him on to the Semifinals. He was 7.2 to finish fourth in the Semifinals to qualify for the Showdown Round.

Cheyenne Frontier Days, $11,403

Solomon barely made it out the Qualifier Round in Cheyenne, but made good on the opportunity once he was there. He finished third in the Fourth Performance and then fifth in the first Semifinal. After barely making the Finals, he shared the win with Ryan Thibodeaux by tying one in 10.3 seconds.


Rodeo of the Ozarks, 7.2 seconds

This 7.2-second run would launch Solomon to a victory in Arkansas by four tenths of a second. The $4,000 run came at the perfect time as he carried the momentum into his summer run.

Horse Heaven Roundup Rodeo, 7.4 seconds

In Round 2 of the Horse Heaven Roundup, Solomon threw down a time of 7.4 seconds. It would ultimately end up tying him for third place in the round.


Dodge City Roundup, 26.8 Seconds on Three

Solomon started Dodge City with a bang when he won the First Round by two tenths. He went on to place in Round 2 and the Finals which cinched him the Average. He left Kansas with over $11,500 added to his regular season earnings.

Snake River Stampede, 22.2 Seconds on Three

At the Idaho rodeo, Solomon would pull a check in each round and tie for the win in the Final Round to take home the Average title. His fastest time of the rodeo came in Round 2 when he made a $2,900 run that stopped the clock at 7.1 seconds.

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