National Western Stock Show and Rodeo: Bracket Eight

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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.

Donny Proffit
Brice Patterson
Gauge McBride
Tristan Hansen
Coy Montgomery
Samuel Patterson
Tim O’Connell
Seth Hardwick
Jacek Frost
Chad Rutherford

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.

Wyatt Jurney
Don Payne
Stephen Culling
Jesse Brown
Tanner Milan
Curtis Cassidy
Grady Payne
Grant Peterson
Levi Rudd
Justin Kimsey

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 PetersonCaleb Hendrix
Jr. DeesRoss Ashford
Paul TierneyTanner Braden
Pedro EgurrolaBillie Jack Saebens
Coy RahlmannJonathan Torres
Clay TryanJade Corkill
Jake Cooper Tyler McKnight
Kaleb DriggersJr. Nogueira
Tanner TomlinsonPatrick 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.

Kole Ashbacher
Lucas Macza
Samuel Martin
Layton Green
Jack Bentz
Rusty Wright
Ryder Wright
Statler Wright
Ira Dickinson
Blaise Freeman

Shad Mayfield and Riley Webb are both returning to Denver looking for redemption after both calf ropers received no times in their second rounds.

Ryan Thibodeaux
Blake Ash
Nolan Richie
Andrew Burks
Jake Pratt
Riley Wakefield
Shad Mayfield
Riley Webb
Britton Bedke
Bradyen Roe

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.

Wenda Johnson
Erin Wetzel
Summer Kosel
Kalli McCall
Sophie Noloen
Molly Otto
Ivy Hurst
Emma Charleston
Jackie Ganter

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.

Thomas Benton
Garrett Wickett
Jeff Askey
Koby Radley
Chance Schott
Trevor Reiste
Blaine Beaty
Coy Thorson
Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions - roughstock events and timed events - and an all-around cowboy crown.