Jesse Brown Capitalizes on Consistency to Go into Fourth NFR Ranked No. 2

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Shelby Caitlin

Oregon’s Jesse Brown is entering his fourth National Finals Rodeo as the No. 2 cowboy in the steer wrestling after a consistent season brought in $161,613.

Brown has finished in the Top 6 each of the last two years and by now, he is no stranger to the Thomas & Mack. He finished second in the Average in 2022.

Brown trails No. 1 steer wrestler Dalton Massey, by about $31,000, however, that’s almost exactly what one round win now pays in Vegas. His first Gold Buckle is well within reach.


Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup, $25,000

In true Jesse Brown fashion, he waited until the Final Go-Round to make his fastest run of the rodeo on the final weekend of the regular season. He advanced to the Semifinals in the last hole before winning both the Semifinals and the Finals. A 3.4-second run would get him the win over Will Lummus by three tenths of a second.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, $22,500

At one of the largest indoor rodeo’s of the winter, Brown was No. 1 cowboy making it back from his bracket before tying for the fastest run of the entire rodeo when he stopped the clock at 3.1 seconds in the Finals. That was also his fastest run of his season.

San Angelo Rodeo, $9,932

Brown made runs of 4.1, 4.2, 4.0 seconds to close the Texas Swing with a second place finish in both the Average and the Finals in West Texas. The Average check made up more than $8,500 of the earnings as 12.3 seconds on three put him two tenths behind Jay Williamson.


Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Oregon), 3.3 Seconds

In his home state, Brown came close to besting his fastest time of the season with his 3.3-second run. It was fast enough to tie for the Round 2 win and it would land him fifth in the Average in Hermiston alongside Stan Branco.

Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo, 3.5 Seconds

Brown bounced back from a no time on his first steer in Salt Lake City to win Round 2 and bank $2,573. It was one of his four times of 3.5 seconds or faster this season.


Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Nevada), 8.1 Seconds on Two

A Go-Round win and an Average win would be the outcome of Brown’s trip to Logandale, Nevada. The 3.7-second run he made would win Round 1 by four tenths of a second and help him get to the No. 1 time in the Average of 8.1 seconds on two head. He took home over $7,000 from the event.

Jerome County Fair and Rodeo (Idaho), 3.7 Seconds

Brown was the top cowboy at the August one-header to win almost $2,500. He was also 3.7 at Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo that same weekend.

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