PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding Standings Update Aug. 31: Wyatt Casper and Ryder Wright Fly Up the Ranks

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Shelby Caitlin

Saddle bronc riding’s Top 4 has had the same cowboys since the beginning of May leaving little room for change.

Stetson Wright and Zeke Thurston are getting closer to No. 1 saddle bronc rider in the World, Sage Newman, but they also battle back and forth for the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in the world. It is just $3,826 that separates Wright and Thurston as they head into the final month of the season. Kade Bruno has remained steady in fourth.

With a possibility of two rookies, Q Taylor and Ryder Sanford, cinching their first National Finals Rodeo as they sit on the bubble, the Top 20 is bringing the heat.

No. 8 Ryder Wright, $126,688

The Xtreme Broncs Finals in Rapid City, South Dakota boosted Wright at just the right time. An 89-point ride on Dirty Lizard split the Long Round win for him and added almost $8,000 to his earnings. From there, he picked up $5,000 more by placing at the Golden Spike Rodeo and winning both the Gem State Stampede and the Salmon Stampede PRCA Rodeo.

No. 9 Wyatt Casper, $119,757

Casper has struggled with injuries this season and a win at the Xtreme Broncs Finals put him back on track. He split the Long Round with Wright after an 89-point ride before going on to be 92 points in the Short Round aboard J Bar J’s Straight Jacket. He left Rapid City with over $30,000 added to his earnings moving him from No. 18 to No. 9. He added to it again with paydays coming his way in Kennewick, Washington and Tremonton, Utah.

World RanksNameEarnings
1.Sage Newman$221,365
2.Stetson Wright$207,967
3.Zeke Thurston$204,141
4.Kade Bruno$174,710
5.Ben Andersen$144,922
6.Dawson Hay$143,187
7.Layton Green$127,185
8.Ryder Wright$126,688
9.Wyatt Casper$119,757
10.Lefty Holman$117,326
11.Chase Brooks$116,149
12.Damian Brennan$115,359
13.Q Taylor$111,708
14.Brody Cress$106,361
15.Tanner Butner$101,689
16.Kolby Wanchuk$101,042
17.Isaac Diaz$97,369
18.Leon Fountain$97,284
19.Statler Wright$96,770
20.Ryder Sanford$96,167

Standings current as of on August 31, 2023 at 12:30 PM EST.