Stevi Hillman Makes It Eight Straight NFRs Thanks to Summer Charge Up the World Standings
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Stevi Hillman is headed back to the Thomas & Mack for the eighth time, entering into Las Vegas at No. 12 in the WPRA World Standings with just over $109,000 this season.
Hillman and her equine partner Truck made all the right moves throughout the second half of the season, as she started the Summer Run No. 39 in the World before eventually entering into the Top 15 after securing an emotional win at the Pendleton Round-Up.
Pendleton Round-Up (Oregon), $11,656
Hillman split the No. 2 position in Round 1 of the Pendleton Round-Up with Shane Falon to pick up a check for $3,806. Once in the Finals, Hillman stopped the clock in 28.23 seconds to claim the top spot and cinch the win in the Average with a total of 56.90 seconds on two head, bringing home $11,656 in earnings. It was the second time in her career she’d won Pendleton and the win took her from No. 16 to No. 10 on Sept. 16.
Livingston Round-Up (Montana), $9,641
With a time of 17.07 seconds, Hillman notched the No. 1 spot at the Livingston to take home a check big check over the Fourth of July. Hillman was sitting at No. 33 in the Standings in late June and jumped to No. 21 after her performance in Montana.
RodeoHouston, 14.64 Seconds
Hillman won Round 1 of Super Series 3 at RodeoHouston with a time 14.66 seconds and kept the momentum going into Round 2 where the cowgirl turned in a quick run of 14.64 seconds to claim a second Go-Round win. Hillman took home a check for $9,000 in Houston while making her way through the Texas Swing.
Stockyards Pro Rodeo (Texas), 13.33 Seconds
In what was something of a tuneup for the 2022 NFR back in November of 2022, Hillman dominated on the small pattern in Cowtown Coliseum, finishing more than a tenth faster than field that included Jordon Briggs, Sissy Winn, Kelly Allen and Steely Steiner.
Owyhee County Fair and Rodeo (Idaho), 17.32 Seconds
In her first win in Idaho since 2019, Hillman stopped the clock at 17.32 seconds. She was one of two cowgirls at the entire rodeo to be faster than 17.6 seconds.
Springhill PRCA Rodeo (Louisiana), 15.99 Seconds
Hillman locked in the win at the Springhill PRCA Rodeo to add $1,858 to her earnings in late September after making a run of 15.99 seconds. Jamie Olsen and Kelly Adams followed closely behind as they rounded out the Top 3. It was part of a crucial stretch in which Hillman placed on four straight runs from Sept. 13-22.
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