Emily Beisel Looks to Continue NFR Success as She Qualifies for Fifth Straight Time

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Emily Beisel is making her fifth consecutive National Finals Rodeo after finishing out the regular season at No. 3 in the WPRA World Standings.

In every year since 2020, Beisel has entered the NFR in the Top 10 in the World and improved her position in Las Vegas - she has finished No. 4, No. 3 and No. 6 in the final World Standings over the last three seasons.


Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup (South Dakota), $43,750

Beisel swept the competition, and picked the right time to do it, at the $1 million Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup. She was the No. 1 barrel racer in all four rounds with her fastest time being a 13.69-second run in Round 2. Beisel was the only barrel racer with four straight times of faster than 14 seconds flat.

Cowboy Christmas, $25,277

Beisel won more than any other barrel over Cowboy Christmas for the second time in her career as she won a total of $25,277, propelling her into the Top 5 of the WPRA Barrel Racing World Standings after starting the 100 Rodeos in 100 Days at No. 18. Beisel won the Ponoka Stampede (Alberta) and also won checks of more than $2,000 at the Cody Stampede (Wyoming), Livingston Roundup Rodeo (Montana) and Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo (Oregon).


San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 13.96 Seconds

A 14.20-second run notched Beisel the No. 1 spot in Round 1 of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and she only got faster the next round with a 13.96-second run to win Round 2. She made the Finals in San Antone and earned $6,500 total there.

Duncan Pro Rodeo (Oklahoma), 15.10 Seconds

Beisel made a run of 15.10 seconds at the Duncan Pro Rodeo to take home a first place check of $1,251. Acey Pinkston and Mataya Eklund claimed the No. 2 and 3 spots to round out the Top 3 in Oklahoma.


Ponoka Stampede, 17.28 in Showdown Round

Beisel and her equine partner Chongo earned the title at the Ponoka Stampede with a 17.28-second run in the Showdown Round to pull a check for $16,835. It was the second time in Beisel had been to Ponoka, winning it in her only other trip in 2019.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo (Texas), 16.48 Seconds

A 16.48-second run in Amarillo locked Beisel in at No. 1 take home a check for $2,124. Preslie Reid, Stevi Hillman and Cindy Smith were amongst the remaining cowgirls that cinched a check in Amarillo.

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