J.D. Struxness Looking for Career Best Finish at 2022 NFR
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J.D. Struxness is closing in on a career-best finish, entering the 2022 NFR in the No. 3 spot in the Steer Wrestling World Standings. Struxness trails Stetson Jorgensen who holds the No. 1 spot by just over $10,000.
Here is a look back at Struxness’ 2022 regular season.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, $20,750
Struxness earned his biggest payday of the season at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where he earned over $20,000. Struxness opened the rodeo with a 3.5-second run to win Round 1. He followed that up with a second and third-place finish in the following two rounds before going 3.4 seconds in the Finals to win the rodeo.
Calgary Stampede, $15,000
Struxness traveled north of the border to the Calgary Stampede and came home with a nice $15,000 performance. Struxness earned $12,000 in the pool play and another $3,000 in the Semifinals. Unfortunately for Struxness, he would not place high enough in the Semifinals to compete in the showdown round.
Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo, 3.1 Seconds
Struxness saved the best for last, posting his fastest time of the year in his third last out of the season. He did so at the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo where he won Round 1 with a 3.1-second run. The round win earned him over $1,000.
Ellensburg Rodeo, 12.7 Seconds on Three Head
Struxness earned just under $5,000 at the Ellensburg Rodeo thanks to three solid runs including winning Round 2 with a 3.8-second run. The 12.7-second total won the average by .7 seconds over Tanner Brunner.
La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros, 4.6 Seconds
Struxness dominated the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros by going 9.5 seconds on two head. He won the average and the Finals to earn over $8,000 at the rodeo.