PRCA Bull Riding Standings Update: Stetson Wright, Sage Kimzey Lead the Way
Stetson Wright and Sage Kimzey have gone back and forth in the Bull Riding World Standings for years now, and 2022 is shaping up to follow a similar script. Kimzey is coming off of his seventh Gold Buckle and currently sits in second place with just over $92,000 in earnings on the season. Wright, who placed third in last year’s Bull Riding standings is having a career year on bulls. He is in first place with over $123,000 earned.
The Top Five is rounded out by Josh Frost, Roscoe Jarboe, and Jeff Askey. As we approach the summer run, here is a look at the Top 20 and how their season has gone thus far.
1. Stetson Wright, $123,035
Not many across any event had a better month than Stetson did in Bull Riding. At Rodeo Houston alone he won $57,500 including a 93 point ride in the finals to take the win. Wright didn’t stop there. He headed to Rodeo Austin and again went 93 points in the final round to take the rodeo. In March alone, Wright won over $70,000 thanks to the two big wins. On the season he is now averaging nearly 87 points per ride and has been marked over 90 points eight times already.
2. Sage Kimzey, $92,375
2021 saw Sage Kimzey return to the top for his seventh World Title and now he begins his quest to tie the legend Don Gay and his eight World Titles. Just as Wright had as good of a month in March as anyone in the world, Kimzey did the same in February. His first appearance since the NFR was at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he won over $25,000 and took the win after a 91.5 point ride in the finals. Kimzey would follow that up with as impressive of a run as you will see at a single rodeo. He won three of the four rounds before the finals in San Antonio and then capped off the rodeo with a 92 point ride in the finals to get the win. In total, Kimzey earned nearly $30,000 at the rodeo.
3. Josh Frost, $87,723
Josh Frost had the best year of his career in 2021, finishing in second place and earning more than $200,000 more than he had in a season before. He has continued to prove he’s one of the best Bull Riders in the world in 2022. Frost is proving to be a road warrior, with 56 outs already on the season. Frost’s big win of the year was a second-place finish at Rodeo Houston which earned him $12,000.
4. Roscoe Jarboe, $56,209
Roscoe Jarboe has been no stranger to the top ten. He has finished 9th or better four times in his career and will enter May in the top five. Jarboe found success in Austin, placing second and winning $10,000 at the rodeo. The big win came just days after winning over $13,000 at Rodeo Houston.
5. Jeff Askey, $51,120
The veteran Bull Rider finds himself in fifth place in the standings with over $50,000 earned on the season. Askey’s most recent trip to the podium came at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo in early April where an 88 point ride won him the rodeo and nearly $6,000.
6. Trey Kimzey, $45,935
Trey Kimzey is two years removed from his only career NFR appearance and has done everything he needs to early in 2022 to make his second stop in Las Vegas. Kimzey’s best showing of the year came at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he won Round 4 and placed third in the Finals, earning him more than $12,000 in total
7. Lukasey Morris, $43,634
Lukasey Morris may be just 19 years old, but his youth isn’t slowing him down as he currently sits in seventh place in the World Standings. Lukasey recently found success at the Cave Creek Rodeo Days where he took first place with an 85 point ride.
8. Bubba Greig, $43,608
Youth remains a theme as 21-year-old Bubba Greig is inside the Top 10 in his first full year on tour. Greig has struggled over the last month, but because of success earlier in the year remains on track to qualify for his first career NFR. The biggest win of Greig’s young career came at the Bulls in the Ballpark in November where he took first place after a 90.5 point ride and won over $10,000.
9. Scottie Knapp
Scottie Knapp has been riding on the PRCA since 2010, but has made just one NFR (2016). He has a good chance to change that this year as the New Mexico cowboy is in 9th in the World Standings. Knapp’s most recent win came at the San Antonio Sock Show and Rodeo XTreme Bulls event after an 88.5 point ride.
10. Ernie Courson, $40,923
Erine Courson is looking to make his first career NFR, and if the season were to end today he would be heading to the Thomas and Mack in Decmeber. Courson posted his first career 90 point ride in early April at the Wayward Son Bulls, Broncs, and Bands, where he went for 91 points and won the rodeo.
11. Grayson Cole, $37,003
Grayson Cole is looking to accomplish a difficult task, qualifying for your first NFR in your first full season. Cole is currently in 11th place in the world and is coming off a nice start to April where he placed second at the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo and third at the San Angelo XTreme Bulls.
12. JR Stratford, $34,367
In an event full of young talent, JR Stratford joins the impressive list. At just 19 years old Stratford is in 12th place in the World Standings and showed why in late March. Stratford went for 89 points and got the win at the Ellis County Livestock Show and Rodeo.
13. Jordan Hansen, $33,359
28-year-old Jordan Hansen has been a bit of a boom or bust cowboy throughout his career. In 2017 he finished in 8th place and in 2019 he finished fifth. Only one other time in his career did he finish inside the top 35. This year is looking like a big year for Hansen who is in 13th place in the world and averaging 83 points per ride.
14. Trevor Kastner, $32,668
We have talked plenty about youth through this article, but Trevor Kastner represents the more experienced crowd. At 34 years old, the Oklahoma Cowboy sits in 14th place after the first week of April saw him earn over $6,000. Kastner won the San Angelo XTreme Bulls and placed third at the Liberty National XTreme Bulls, going 86.5 points at both rodeos.
15. Clayton Savage, $32,292
Clayton Savage qualified for his first and only NFR in 2012 and has struggled to crack the top 40 since. This year, however, Savage looks to be a cowboy we will be talking about late in the season. Savage will likely live life on the bubble, but if he can match how he rode last weekend at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo, where he went 86.5 points and placed third, he may just find himself in Vegas come December.
16. Parker Breding, $30,914
Parker Breding is coming off a career-best season in terms of earnings, after finishing fourth and earning nearly $300,000 on the year. Breding is coming into form in April as he went 84.5 and 86 points at the San Angelo XTreme Bulls where he earned over $4,500.
17. Cole Fischer, $30,819
Cole Fischer has never finished higher than 38th in his career, but 2022 may prove to be different. Fischer’s $30,000 in earnings are already close to a career-best. His best showing came in February where he went 88 points and placed second at the XTreme Bulls Tour Event in Grand Island, Nebraska.
18. Tyler Taylor, $30,484
Taylor had not earned more than $25,000 in a season, but that changed this year and he now finds himself with an outside shot at his first career NFR. Taylor is coming off a big payday after going 87.5 points and finished in second place at the Liberty National XTreme Bulls. The big ride earned him just under $5,000.
19. Jace Trosclair
Another young cowboy looking to make a name for himself, Jace’s best weekend came in early March where he earned back-to-back wins with an 86 point ride at the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo in Iowa and an 86.5 point ride at the Xtreme Bulls and Bands. The two wins earned Jace more than $8,000.
20. Koby Radley, $27,435
Koby Radley is just 23 years old, but has been on tour since 2016 and has two NFR qualifications including a seventh-place finish in 2019. The last two years have been a struggle for Radley, but this season has shown more promise. Radley finished first at the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo with an 87 point ride.