National Western Stock Show and Rodeo: Bracket Five

Denver 2023 Bracket 5

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.

Kaleb Norstrom
Will Norstrom
Ty Owens
Clay Jorgensen
Ben Kramer
Logan Patterson
Bradlee Miller
Kade Sonnier
Jade Taton
Nate McFadden
Lane McGehee

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.

Tyler Ravencroft
Joshua Hefner
Gus Franzen
Tory Johnson
Gage Hesse
Trey Jackson
Brandon Harrison
Jace Melvin
Riley Westhaver
Jacob Edler

Team Roping

Clayton Van AkenRich Skelton
Peter BennettBrady Wiesen
Dallas OwenFaron Candelaria
Clint KellerMichael Jones
Brent McInerneyTanner McInerney
Garrett TonozziCorey Hendrick
Chet WeitzJace 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.

Brady Hill
Wyatt Casper
Jake Clark
Brody Cress
Quinten Taylor
Reed Neely
Quinton McWhorter
Christopher Williams
Jake Finlay

Tie-Down Roping

Austin Hurlburt
John McCuistion
Reese Riemer
Austin Lawrence
Cash Enderli
Zaine Mikita
Trent Creager
Lucas Potter
Trenton Smith
Chet Weitz

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
Kaylin Doak
Jane Melby
Steely Steiner
Katie Pascoe
Brittany Sporer
Christy Larsen
Taryn Boxleitner
Kari Boxleitner
Cassidy Champlin

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.

Colten Rohrig
Justin Houston
Connor Murnion
Cole Wagner
Kobe Whitford
Jeff Bertus
Brody Yeary
Cullen Telfer
Ethan Skogquist
Wade Berg

Check out the full day sheet here.

Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions - roughstock events and timed events - and an all-around cowboy crown.