John Douch Makes Third NFR in 2023 After Best Career Finish in 2022

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John Douch R2NFR 2022


John Douch is coming off of a career best year a season ago in which he finished fifth in the PRCA World Standings and won more than $250,000.

In 2023, he made it three consecutive trips to rodeo’s biggest stage, but coming in at No. 13, he has some work to do to extend his streak of Top 10 finishes to three.


Ellensburg Rodeo, $9,762

Douch’s biggest win of the season got him off of the bubble for good over Labor Day Weekend. He secured victory with an 8.4-second run to win the Finals. His three-head aggregate time was 26.3 seconds and he also took second in the First Round.

Dodge City Roundup (Kansas), $6,462

Douch placed in the Second Round and the Finals with runs of 8.6 and 9.2 seconds respectively which was good enough to put him third in the Average. The Average payment made up $4,200 of the money he made there.


Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Oregon), 7.3 Seconds

Douch’s fastest time of the rodeo won him Round 2 of the PRCA Playoff Series Rodeo in Hermiston. He was hot the entire Weekend of Aug. 12 as he also won the Omak Stampede (Washington) and Owyhee County Fair (Idaho) to be named Pyranha Timed Event Athlete of the Week.

Cassia County Fair (Idaho), 7.5 Seconds

Douch was one tenth faster than Quade Hiatt to win the rodeo and about $2,500. Douch went his entire career without winning in Idaho and then did so back-to-back weekends in Owyhee County and Cassia County.


Old Fort Days Rodeo, 16.0 Seconds on Two

Douch took third in a fast First Round with a 7.5-second run and then turned in an 8.5 in Round 2 to sneak by Garrett Elmore in the Average by four tenths. Coming on June 3, it was the first of Douch’s eight wins in 2023.

Parker County Sheriffs Posse PRCA Rodeo (Texas), 7.5 Seconds

The weekend after Old Fort Days, 7.5 remained a magic number for Douch. This win paid him nearly $3,500 for one run.

Strawberry Days Rodeo (Utah), 7.9 Seconds

Between May 29 and June 17, Douch won at least $1,000 on five of his seven runs, the last of which was another one for around $3,500 at the Strawberry Days Rodeo.

Livingston Roundup Rodeo (Montana), 7.7 Seconds

Douch won three checks over the Fourth of July and they were all worth more than $2,800. The biggest was for $5,400 in Livingston for his lone win.

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