PRCA Steer Wrestling Standings Update, Feb. 9: Will Lummus & Dalton Massey Start 2024 at Top of Their Game
The completion of Fort Worth has left two of rodeo’s best at the top of the World Standings
The steer wrestlers are setting a quick pace for 2024. With multiple playoff rodeo champions already crowned, the race to be in the Top 15 is on.
No. 1 Will Lummus, $32,241
A payday at every rodeo he has entered in the 2024 season is a good way to insure the top spot and Lummus has done just that. The Southeastern Circuit Finals, Mid-Winter Fair and Rodeo, the National Western and Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo have him right where he needs to be.
No. 2 Dalton Massey, $29,216
A strong season that led to his first National Finals Rodeo qualification all started in the Texas Swing. Massey is at it again as he split the Fort Worth win to add to his earnings after a successful Columbia River Circuit Finals.
No. 3 Tanner Brunner, $26,640
The co-champion in Fort Worth had a nice ring to it for the Kansas cowboy. He needed that momentum after a little break came since is pay day at the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals that got his season started.
No. 4 Justin Shaffer, $21,412
A first-place finish in the Texas Circuit Finals got things rolling for Shaffer. Since then, success found him at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo where he advanced to the Finals to finish second.
No. 5 Tyler Pearson, $18,095
During the early months of the 2024 regular season, October and November, Pearson cashed in over $8,000. This set him up inside the Top 5 by the time the Texas Swing and winter run rolled around. A win at the National Western has kept things going.
No. 6 Travis Munro, $17,518
After finishing just outside the Top 15 in 2023, Munro is off to a hot start in 2024. The Ram Prairie Circuit Finals, Cooks Rodeo Days and the National Western have added to his earnings.
No. 7 Ty Erickson, $15,158
Erickson has been consistent at every rodeo this year. It started at the Montana Circuit Finals and a first-place finish in the Average before he picked up two Go-Round checks in Fort Worth.
No. 8 Shane Frey, $13,299
Frey is another cowboy who took advantage of the fall and early season rodeos. Two Florida rodeos along with Cooks Rodeo Days propelled him into the top while a win to the tune of 3.7 seconds at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo added to it.
No. 9 Dirk Tavenner $12,325
With only five rodeos under his belt this 2024 season, Tavenner is off to a great start. A win came to him at Brawley Cattle Days before he placed in Go-Rounds at both the National Wetern and Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
No. 10 Don Payne, $11,735
After cinching his first NFR in 2023, the Texas cowboy is sticking close to home this winter and it is paying off. Success at the Texas Circuit Finals and Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo have him just inside the Top 10.
No. 11 Stan Branco, $11,633
With the California Circuit Finals adding to his earnings that he racked up at three other California rodeos, Branco is getting to work. He also advanced to the Finals in Fort Worth where he cashed in almost $7,000.
No. 12 Cameron Morman, $11,384
A top finish in the Average at the Badlands Circuit Finals is what really got 2024 going for Morman. He followed it up with a 4.3-second run at Rodeo Rapid City that was worth just over $3,000 by itself.
No. 13 Gage Hesse, $11,236
Before a 4.5-second run was enough for a Go-Round check at the National Western, Hesse tasted success at the Montana Circuit Finals. A first-place finish in the Average, when added with his go-round checks, had his season starting with $8,787.
No. 14 Trisyn Kalawaia, $10,175
There are just three rodeos that Kalawaia has found the pay window so far, the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals, Cooks Rodeo Days and the National Western. Of the three, his fastest time came in Lubbock when his 3.7 was the Round winner.
No. 15 Stetson Jorgensen, $9,789
Jorgensen has made an appearance at three rodeos but only come to earning a check at two. He was just one Go-Round win short of sweeping the Wilderness Circuit Finals and he also placed in two National Western rounds.
No. 16 Cade Staton, $9,465
Success at the Texas Circuit Finals landed Staton at the No. 2 spot in the Average and he left Waco with almost $7,500. He also picked up a Go-Round check in Fort Worth to land him just outside the Top 15.
No. 17 Jace Melvin, $9,192
Melvin’s luck is picking up as the winter run rolls around. Pay days have came his way in both Denver and Odessa to add to what he had earned in October and November.
No. 18 Grant Peterson, $9,010
An almost $2,000 win came his way in Las Vegas in November after a 4.1-second run was enough for first at Las Vegas Days. Afterwards, Peterson found success in every round of the California Circuit Finals.
No. 19 Winsten McGraw, $9,000
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo was the boost of momentum that the Colorado cowboy needed. He placed in Round 1 of his bracket before finishing second in the Semifinals and fourth in the Finals.
No. 20 Boyd Sawyer, $8,953
A third-place finish at the Waller County Fair and Rodeo and a successful trip to the Permit Finals had Sawyer come into his rookie season with some early earnings. Since, has place at the San Antonio Qualifier and two Go-Rounds of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Standings current as of PRCA on Friday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 PM EST.