National Western Stock Show and Rodeo: Bracket Eight
It is time for the final pool to compete at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, Pool Eight.
Tim O’Connell has matched up with J Bar J’s Hard Times and the Cervi Brother’s Jack Dupp in the bareback riding. In 2022, O’Connell went all the way through to the Finals in Denver and ended up in the money.
The steer wrestling will bring us one of everyone’s favorite animal athletes, Curtis Cassidy’s Tyson. Cassidy will be out along with Jesse Brown. Brown had a good year in Denver in 2022 never being slower than 4.9 seconds.
Three of 2022’s best teams are out in the team roping. Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill, Kaleb Driggers and Jr. Nogueira along with Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith. All three teams will bring fast times no doubt as they battle for the final Semi-Final spots.
|Hagen Peterson||Caleb Hendrix|
|Jr. Dees||Ross Ashford|
|Paul Tierney||Tanner Braden|
|Pedro Egurrola||Billie Jack Saebens|
|Coy Rahlmann||Jonathan Torres|
|Clay Tryan||Jade Corkill|
|Jake Cooper||Tyler McKnight|
|Kaleb Driggers||Jr. Nogueira|
|Tanner Tomlinson||Patrick Smith|
Pool Eight is bringing us Rusty, Ryder and Statler Wright. Rusty is making his return to rodeo after breaking his leg in Nevada in 2022. Ryder is looking to go one step further this time and qualify for the Finals from the Semi- Finals and Statler is making his first appearance at the National Western.
Shad Mayfield and Riley Webb are both returning to Denver looking for redemption after both calf ropers received no times in their second rounds.
Wenda Johnson will be running in Pool Eight of Denver along with fellow 2020 National Finals Rodeo qualifier Molly Otto. However, with the caliber of horsepower running at the National Western, it is anybody’s title to win.
Riding waves of momentum coming in Colorado are bull riders Koby Radley and Coy Thorson after having recent success in Fort Worth. South Dakota’s Chance Schott is always one to watch while Trevor Reiste can never be undereatimated either.