National Western Stock Show and Rodeo: Bracket Five
It is over the half way point of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. We have seen high scores and fast times but we aren’t done yet.
In the bareback riding, Pool Five brings you some of the best bucking horses. Bailey Pro Rodeo’s Colorado Bulldog is out with rookie Bradlee Miller. Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Grin & Bare It will return to the arena, this time with Kaleb Norstrom. Reigning World Champion Jess Pope was 80.5 points on the horse in Round One of Pool One.
Steer wrestler Jacob Edler is returning to Denver and he is currently sitting No. 4 in the PRCA World Standings. An early start to his season could mean a second trip to the National Finals Rodeo. Jace Melvin missed his opportunity for Denver last year but this could be his year.
|Clayton Van Aken||Rich Skelton|
|Peter Bennett||Brady Wiesen|
|Dallas Owen||Faron Candelaria|
|Clint Keller||Michael Jones|
|Brent McInerney||Tanner McInerney|
|Garrett Tonozzi||Corey Hendrick|
|Chet Weitz||Jace Davis|
NFR qualifiers Wyatt Casper and Brody Cress are out in the saddle bronc riding. Casper will be gunning to move on to the Semi-Finals, a feat he was not about to accomplish in 2022 while Cress will be returning to Denver for the first time since 2020.
The barrel racing brings us some of the fastest ladies going down the road. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Steely Steiner and Katie Pascoe have the horsepower to make this a tight race.
|Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi|
Among the bull riders for Pool Five is Wade Berg, a 2022 rookie turned veteran. In Round One, he has Super Tramp and in Round Two, he drew Bailey Pro Rodeo’s Simple Man, a bull that Trey Kimzey rode for 78.5 points in Pool Four.
Check out the full day sheet here.