National Western Stock Show and Rodeo: Bracket Seven

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Pool Seven of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo has arrived and with it are great matchups in the bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. While the timed events have been getting faster and faster, Pool Seven has the contestants to keep it going.

In the bareback riding, Richmond Champion is making his return to the winter run and he has matched up with Cervi Brother’s Mesquite Thorn and J Bar J’s Michigan Monster. After taking 2022 to heal from injury, the National Finals Rodeo bareback rider will be coming in hot.

Lawrence Cooke
Tanner Aus
Ty Breuer
Richmond Champion
Tolman Moore
Kory Hart
Calder Peterson
Trevar McAllister
Kade Berry
Quintin Holcomb

Reigning National Western Steer Wrestling Champion Mike McGinn is among the ten bulldoggers out in Pool Seven along with Stetson Jorgensen and Bridger Chambers. McGuinn cinched the win in 2022 with a 3.6-second run, his fasted time of the rodeo. Can he go on to win it all again?

Tim Sparing
Caden Camp
Bridger Chambers
Mike McGuinn
Dalton Massey
Stetson Jorgensen
Jaret Whitman
Jake Nelson
Ty Livingstone
Riley Reiss

It is a loaded roster of high caliber team ropers. Clay Smith and Jake Long had a fairy tale season in 2022, they will be carrying that momentum into Denver while a new team to watch will be Tyler Wade and Travis Graves.

Clay SmithJake Long
Kenneth FlennikenTyler Worley
Tyler WadeTravis Graves
Shane PhilippWilliam Woodfin
Tyler WatersCutter Thomison
Marcus TheriotBentley Curr
Manny EgusquizaJR Gonzalez
Chester KiddLane Mitchell
Coleman ProctorLogan Medlin
Riley MinorBrady Minor

Spencer Wright went all the way to the Semi-Finals in 2022. This year, he has drawn Cervi Brother’s Ed Bishop and J Bar J’s Delta Night. Ed Bishop is a horse that has been known to buck cowboys off while Sage Newman went 83.5 points on Delta Night earlier in the rodeo.

Cole Elshere
Hunter Sawley
Spencer Wright
Jesse Wright
Stuart Wright
Garrett Buckley
Tegan Smith
Jesse Kruse
Houston Brown
Sage Miller

In the tie-down roping, times can be expected to be quick. With the likes of Tuf Cooper, Macon Murphy, Kincade Henry and reigning National Western Champion Kyle Lucas out, it is anybody’s game.

Zach Jongbloed
Jacob Booze
Cash Hooper
Macon Murphy
Kincade Henry
Blane Cox
Brushton Minton
Kyle Lucas
Treg Schaack
Tuf Cooper

National Finals Barrel Racer Sissy Winn will be out in the barrels. Her fastest time of the 2022 National Western came in Round One with a 15.36 and although she made it on to the Semi-Finals last year, she will have to be just as quick this trip.

Kim Schulze
Ilyssa Riley
Sissy Winn
Stephanie Fryar
Kelly Allen
Brad Huffstuttler
Paige Jones
BryAnna Haluptzok
Austyn Tobey
Tiany Schuster

Bull riding will bring us some of 2022 biggest names along with a legend. NFR standout Tristen Hutchings has matched up with Smokin Mirrors and Too Far Gone, both of Cervi Championship Rodeo. The one and only JB Mauney is another to keep your eye on in Pool Seven.

Tristen Hutchings
Dawson Gleaves
Kacy Jones
Maverick Smith
Trey Holston
Fulton Rutland
Colton Bryam
JB Mauney
Cody Teel

Check out the full daysheets here.

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