Kansas Steer Wrestler Tanner Brunner Enters Fourth Career NFR

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Tanner Brunner is heading into his fourth National Finals Rodeo sitting No. 10 in the PRCA World Standings.

After having a successful winter run and cinching big wins over the summer, Brunner enters this year’s NFR the highest he ever has in the standings and the Kansas steer wrestler has $96,271 to his name so far.


RodeoHouston, $28,000

It was in Houston when Brunner capitalized and set into motion his 2022 season. It started with two round wins in Super Series 1 before he ultimately finished second in the Championship Shootout. His fastest run in Houston came in the Super Shootout Round with a 4.2.

Calgary Stampede, $17,500

Brunner was up in Pool B at the Greateast Outdoor Show on Earth. He was in the No. 1 hole coming back to the Semifinals. A 4.1 in the First Round was be his fastest time in Canada while he placed in three of four rounds.


Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, 3.7 seconds

Brunner’s fastest time of the 2022 regular season would come at the very end in September. Stopping the clock at 3.7 seconds in Stephenville, Texas he secured a third place finish to round out his regular season earnings.

Ellensburg Rodeo, 3.9 Seconds

Brunner started and ended his September strong. In Ellesnburg, he was not only 3.9 to take second in the Second Round, but also 4.2 to split first in the Finals. He ended up second in the three-head Average and pulling in more than $8,000 from the event.


Caldwell Night Rodeo, 13.0 on Three

Staying steady in Idaho would put Brunner No. 1 in the average in Caldwell and in turn, cinch him the win. He tied for sixth in Round 1, placed third in Round 2 and tied for fifth in the Finals making him 13.0 on three head and the champion. He won just over $9,500.

Tri-State Rodeo – Cinch Chute Out, 11.1 on Two

In Fort Madison, Iowa Brunner would again place at the top of the Average to secure the win. He got it started with a 5.0 in Round 1 to win the round before he went 6.1 in the Finals to sweep the event.