National Western Stock Show and Rodeo: Bracket Seven
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.
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?
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 Smith||Jake Long|
|Kenneth Flenniken||Tyler Worley|
|Tyler Wade||Travis Graves|
|Shane Philipp||William Woodfin|
|Tyler Waters||Cutter Thomison|
|Marcus Theriot||Bentley Curr|
|Manny Egusquiza||JR Gonzalez|
|Chester Kidd||Lane Mitchell|
|Coleman Proctor||Logan Medlin|
|Riley Minor||Brady 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.
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.
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.
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.
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