Dalton Massey Enters 2023 NFR at the Top of his Game

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Dalton Massey has been the No. 1 steer wrestler in the world since winning RodeoHouston in March. He not only held on to the spot all the way through the regular season, but he broke the PRCA regular season earnings record along the way with $193,430.

After finishing inside the Top 20 in the PRCA the past two years, he made a few changes and now heads to his first National Finals Rodeo as the cowboy that his fellow steer wrestlers are chasing.


RodeoHouston, $54,250

Massey won Round 3 of Super Series III after placing in Round 2 to bring him back to the Semifinals. A 5.5 put him third in the Semifinals and he only got faster from there. He tied with a 4.8 in the Championship Round before he stopped the clock at 4.5 in the Shootout to claim the $50,000 prize and title.


San Angelo Cinch Chute-Out, 3.3 seconds

The Oregon bulldogger finished second in the Round 1 to make it back to the Four-
Man Round. It was there that he would throw down a 3.3-second run, a time that would remain his fastest of the 2023 regular season, and pay him $7,500 to close the Texas Swing.

Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Oregon), 3.3 seconds

Massey repeated his personal best of 2023 in his homestate at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo. In Round 2 in Hermiston, Oregon, Massey threw his second 3.3 of the season to tie for the Go-Round win and add another $2,700 to his earnings as he continued to further his lead in the World Standings.


La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Arizona), 16.5 Seconds on Three Head

Massey won over $10,000 at the February outdoor rodeo in Tuscon. He won Round 1 with a 4.3-second run, was 6.7 in Round 2 and then took third in the Finals with a 5.5-second run to seal the Average win. He was two tenths faster than Blake Knowles overall.

Ponoka Stampede (Alberta), 4.6 Seconds in Showdown

After finishing just out of the money in Round 1, Massey came back in Round 2 to win it with a 4.0-second run. In the Showdown Round, Massey would make a $9,750 run at 4.6 seconds to take home the title at one of the most prestigious rodeos in Canada.

Puyallup Cinch Playoffs (Washington), 3.5 Seconds in Finals

Placing in Round 1 and tying to win Round 2 advanced Massey to the Semifinals of the qualifier for the Governor’s Cup at the Washington State Fair. He would best his Semifinals time by a full second when he shut the clock off at 3.5 seconds in the Finals to claim the $13,000 first-place prize.

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