PRCA Bull Riding Standings Update: Stetson Wright Back on Top
Stetson Wright left the 2022 NFR a Bull Riding World Champion and is back at it in 2023. Wright is currently in first place by just over $1,000 with $62,046 earned on the year. Other big names also appear inside the top five, with Jeff Askey, Josh Frost, and Trey Holston.
Here is a look at the top 20 in the PRCA Bull Riding World Standings.
No. 1 Stetson Wright, $62,046
Stetson Wright has been battling a lower leg injury recently, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at his results. Wright placed second at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with an 87.5-point ride. His three other rides at the rodeo were marked 87 points, 88 points, and 91 points. Wright followed his showing in Fort Worth with a strong showing in San Antonio where he won the first four rounds he appeared in before being bucked off in the Finals.
No. 2 Jeff Askey, $61,003
Jeff Askey has been as good as any Bull Rider in the world over the last month. February was highlighted by a win at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, including back-to-back 90-point rides in the Wild Card Round and Finals. Askey then went on to win the opening round of the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls with an 87.5-point ride.
No. 3 Josh Frost, $48,982
Frost is coming off a second-place finish in 2022 and looks to be making another run at a World Title in 2023. Frost’s 2023 has been highlighted by a win at the Fort Wort Stock Show and Rodeo with a 90.5-point ride in the finals. Frost also placed fourth in San Antonio and is most recently coming off a win at the Bullnanza in Guthrie, Oklahoma where he took home $6,000.
No. 4 Trey Holston, $44,450
After bursting onto the scene in 2022 with a top-10 finish in the world, Trey Holston has kept the momentum going in 2023. Holston took home four checks at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, including a $4,000 check after an 86-point ride in his fourth out.
No. 5 Coy Thorson, $41,603
2023 has already been a career year for Coy who has made a career-best $41,000 as he looks for his first NFR appearance. Thorson’s biggest payday came at the Xtreme Bull Bash where he went 86.5 points to take home $5,570.
No. 6 Chance Schott, $39,250
Schott made a big move in the standings over the last week after his Super Series at RodeoHouston. After being bucked off in the first round Schott took the second round with an 88.5-point ride and placed second in the third round. In Total, Schott won over $6,500 with the two rides. With the nice showing, Schott also qualified for the Semifinals in Houston.
No. 7 Colton Byram, $37,667
Byram saw his biggest payday early in the PRCA season at Bulls in the Ballpark back in November. Byram had the first 90-point ride of his career to win the rodeo and take home more than $10,000. At the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Byram had a strong showing earning over $6,000 with three rides marked 80 points or higher.
No. 8 Trevor Reiste, $36,923
Reiste had a great month of February which propelled him inside the top 10 in the world. It began with a second-place finish at the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo to earn over $4,000. That was followed up by the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where Resite won two of three rounds in his bracket and in total would earn another $6,500 at the rodeo. Reiste wasn’t done as he took home the title at the Xtreme Bull Bash in Lufkin, Texas with an 89-point ride and earned just under $10,000.
No. 9 Ernie Courson, $32,690
Courson has only gone the full eight four times in his last 12 rides, but each of them earned him a check over $2,000. Back in January Courson was marked 87.5 points for a second-place finish at the Homestead Championship Rodeo to win $2,270. After being bucked off the three rides after that, Courson placed second in the second round of his bracket in San Antonio to earn another $2,300. His next qualified ride would come later in San Antonio where he took home $6,500.
No. 10 TJ Gray, $32,680
Gray has had great showings at the Cinch World’s Toughest events over the last month. Gray placed fist at the World’s Toughest in Raleigh, North Carolina to earn over $6,000. Less than a month later Gray placed fist at the World’s Toughest Rodeo in Columbus, Ohio to earn another $4,800.
No. 11 Jestyn Woodward, $29,528
In his first full year, Woodward is showing that he can compete at the highest level. Woodward most recently won over $6,000 at La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros in Tucson. The big win included a 91-point ride in the Finals to take the round.
No. 12 T Parker, $28,725
Parker’s last four qualified rides have all been marked 84 points or more including an 87-point ride at the Dixie National to win the rodeo and earn over $4,700. Most recently Parker was marked 86.5 points at the Xtreme Bulls Tour to win the rodeo and earn another $4,100.
No. 13 Tristen Hutchings, $28,696
Hutchings is in a bit of a slump with five straight rides getting bucked off, but before that he had a good showing at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where he won the final round of his bracket with an 86-point ride. He followed that up with an 84-point ride to place third in the round. In total, Hutchings won just over $7,000 after the two rides.
No. 14 Koby Radley, $27,138
Radley has only earned one check in his last ten rides. That came at the Silver Spurs Rodeo where he placed second after an 85-point ride. The ride earned Radley $2,700.
No. 15 Grayson Cole, $26,317
Cole has not earned a check of more than $1,000 since January when he took the First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo after rides of 80.5 points, 84 points, and 86 points. In total, Cole won $9,751 at the rodeo.
No. 16 Dawson Gleaves, $25,658
Gleaves had a phenomenal showing at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where he earned over $10,000 in the bracket rounds and went on to earn another $10,000 in the Finals after he placed second with an 87.5-point ride
No. 17 Jack Gilmore, $24,452
Gilmore had a rough stretch in February, cashing only one check of $276. His last meaningful check came at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he took the opening round of his bracket to win $2,500.
No. 18 Cullen Telfer, $24,270
Telfer has made a nice jump in the standings of late. He took fourth place at the Brighton Field Days Festival Xtreme Bulls where he placed fourth and earned over $3,300. Telfer’s next ride was a fourth-place finish at the Georgia National Rodeo to earn an additional $1,600.
No. 19 Ky Hamilton, $24,120
Hamilton has turned it on of late after a really rough stretch in which he had just one qualified ride over the course of ten outs. Since then, Hamilton has four qualified rides in six attempts. He would win $9,000 in two rides at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where he went 86.5 points and 87.5 points in back-to-back rides.
No. 20 Lukasey Morris, $23,934
Morris earned the majority of his money at the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls where he took home a $15,000 check after winning the rodeo with a 78-point ride.