Jordon Briggs Enters NFR in World Title Contention Once Again
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Jordon Briggs secured her fist World Championship in 2021 and is bound for the Thomas & Mack for a fourth time in her career and third consecutive year after securing $160,824 in earnings after competing in just 30 rodeos throughout the regular season.
Since returning to full-time rodeo in 2021, Briggs has entered the NFR No. 1 or No. 2 in the WPRA World Standings three consecutive years.
She not only enters the NFR No. 2 in the world this year, but has a chance to cross $1 million in ProRodeo earnings. Each of the last two years, she has finished the season with at least $232,000.
Briggs, the defending champion, kicked off RodeoHouston with a win in Round 1 of her Super Series as she stopped the clock at 14.93 seconds and kept the momentum going as she advanced into Super Series 2 Semifinals. A time of 14.35 seconds solidified Briggs’ spot in the Championship Round where she finished out at No. 3 to return for the Championship Shootout. Briggs claimed the No. 1 spot in the Four-Man Round by just two hundredths of a second as she stopped the clock at 14.73 seconds. In total, Briggs added $60,500 to her earnings in Houston to set herself up to be selective about where she rodeoed for the rest of the year.
Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo, $9,000
Briggs secured the Silver Medal at the Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City to take home $9,000 in earnings. A run of 16.91 seconds locked Briggs in at No. 2 in the Gold Medal Round, which paid $7,000, as she finished closely behind No. 1 cowgirl Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi.
Fiesta Days Rodeo (Utah), $7,215
Briggs tied for the No. 3 and 4 spot at the Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Texas cowgirl split the position with fellow NFR qualifier Wenda Johnson as they each took home a check for $7,215 for just one run.
Rodeo Austin, 14.78 seconds
Briggs turned in the fastest run of the week as she stopped the clock in 14.78 second to notch the No. 1 spot in Round 2 of Rodeo Austin to pull a Go-Round check for $4,594.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 13.77 seconds
The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo started out strong from Briggs as she secured the No. 1 spot in all three rounds of Bracket 4, her fastest run being 13.77. Briggs advanced into the Finals out of Bracket 4 with $7,500 in earnings.
Greeley Stampede (Colorado), 49.76 Seconds on Three
A first-place check in Round 1 of the Greeley Stampede set Briggs up as she remained consisted claiming third and fourth place in the remaining two Rounds to ultimately claim the No. 1 spot in the aggregate with 49.76 seconds on three head. This win cinched Briggs a check for $11,793.
Horse Heaven Roundup Rodeo (Washington), 33.87 on Two
Briggs cinched the win at the Horse Heaven Roundup in Kennewick after stopping the clock in 16.89 seconds in Round 1 and 16.98 seconds in the Short-Go to to total an aggregate time of 33.87 second on two head. Briggs walked away with just under $9,000 in earnings from the late August rodeo. It was her final win of the 2023 regular season.
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