Layton Green Cashes in on Home Turf in Canada All Season Long to Earn Fourth NFR Berth
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Alberta, Canada’s Layton Green has now made his fourth overall National Finals Rodeo and his third consecutive since 2021. Being the No. 10 ranked saddle bronc rider in the World with $136,829 to his name has Green right where he wants to be, headed to the Thomas and Mack.
Green hit the road hard in his home country this season, which helped power him back to Las Vegas.
Battle of the Best (California), $12,868
Green picked up a win in Section 2 with an 86-point ride on Stella before drawing J Bar J’s Dirty Lizard in the Finals where he was 86 points for the second tine of the day to put him No.2 on the leaderboard and pay him $9,600 to go along with $3,000+ from the Long Round.
Reno Rodeo, $10,933
Winning Round 1 in Reno with an 86-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Party Planner kicked off Green’s summer run just right. He tied for seventh in Round 2 before finishing fifth in the Finals to take third in the Average with 251 points on three, one point behind winner Statler Wright and a half-point behind fellow NFR qualifier Kade Bruno.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, $9,000
Tying for second in the First Round and first in the Third Round made Green the No. 2 cowboy moving on from Bracket 3. From there, it would be an 85.5-point ride on Cervi Championship Pro Rodeo’s Alpha Dog to win the second set of Semifinals and bring his total at the winter rodeo to $9,000.
HIGHEST MARKED RIDES
Pendleton Round-Up (Oregon), 90.5 points
On the 2022 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year, The Black Tie of Sankey Pro Rodeo and Phenom Genetics, Green would top the charts in Pendleton to make his highest marked ride of the season and pick up the bucket list win.
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, 89 points
In Bracket 6, Green tied for second in the First Round before putting together what would be his second highest ride of the regular season. An 89-point ride would cinch him the Round 2 win and a place in the Semifinals.
Stavely Pro Rodeo (Alberta), 85 points
Back in Canada, Green would pick up a significant amount of wins that would help him get to that No. 10 spot in the world. The first win of many came in Stavely. Green was 85 points on Vold Rodeo’s Turf Wars to bring in over $2,000 to his earnings.
Wainwright Stampede (Alberta), 84 points
Up next was the Wainwright Stampede and a matchup with John Duffy’s Stix. The two put a score of 84 on the board to get Green’s second win, this one by half a point over Jake Clark, in his homeland that was worth another $1,700.
Williams Lake Stamped (British Columbia), 86 points
A huge payday came from British Columbia, rather than Alberta, when Green rodeo John Duffy’s Friendly at the British Columbia rodeo. A score of 86 points proved to be good enough for a $5,188 win to keep things rolling for Green into Cowboy Christmas.
Pile O’Bones Rodeo (Saskatchewan), 87 points
Aboard the multi-time National Finals Rodeo horse, Kitty Whistle of C5 Rodeo, Green put together his highest marked ride in Canada for the year when he topped the charts with 87 points. In a tough race for the win, Green took it home by half a point.
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