Westyn Hughes Makes Third NFR in Last Four Years

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Westyn Hughes has locked in his third National Finals Rodeo qualification after finishing out the regular season at No. 6 in the PRCA World Standings with $136,447.

Hughes earned the Resistol Rookie of the Year Title in 2016 and since has competed at the Finals in 2020 and 2021. His best career finish in the PRCA World Standings is No. 3 in 2021.


Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, $25,200

Hughes kicked off the Texas Swing with a win at the historic Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with a run of 7.4 seconds in the Final Round. Hughes placed on all four of his runs inside Dickies Arena and collected $25,200 in earnings to to crack the Top 5, where he remained for a large portion of the regular season.

Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup (South Dakota), $19,000

An aggregate time of 16.3 second on two head secured Hughes a position in the Semifinals in Sioux Falls where he made a run of 7.8 seconds to claim a spot in the Short Go. Hughes was No. 2 spot in the Final Round with a run of 8.1 seconds following World Champion Shad Mayfield who finished out at No. 1 with a time of 7.4 seconds. Hughes only won one check, coming in the Finals, but it was worth $19,000 on the final day of the regular season.


The Calgary Stampede, 7.1 seconds

Calgary is known for producing fast times and Hughes turned in one of the quickest runs of the season North of the border. He stopped the clock at 7.1 seconds to win Round 1 of Pool B.

The Kitsap Stampede (Washington), 7.6 seconds

A 7.6-second run locked Hughes into the No. 2 spot at the Kitsap Stampede as as he split the position with Hunter Herrin as they each picked up a check for just over $4,200 in Bremerton.


Cave Creek Rodeo Days (Arizona), 8.4 Secinds

Hughes took home the title in Cave Creek, AZ as he turned in an 8.4-second run in the final performance. The win secured Hughes a check for $2,735.

Annual Fourth of July Celebrations (Arizona), 7.9 Seconds

The Annual Fourth of July Celebration was a success for Hughes as he secured the No. 1 spot with a run of 7.9 seconds in Window Rock. The Texas cowboy pulled a check for nearly $2,000 as he was almost a full second clear of the rest of the field.

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