PRCA Steer Wrestling Standings Update, June 21: Dalton Massey Holds Small Lead Entering Summer Run

Dalton Massey spent most of 2023 in the top spot, 2024 he is doing the same

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Jake Hodnett

We are halfway through the season and heading into the Summer Run with a familiar No. 1 in the World. Once again, Dalton Massey is coming off an extremely successful winter while Jacob Edler is battling for his shot to return to the National Finals Rodeo on the other side of the World Standings.

No. 1 Dalton Massey, $76,744

Even with the full month of May off, Massey still sits No. 1. This month he has placed at three rodeos including the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, Sisters Rodeo and Livermore Rodeo. In total, he added $2,700 to his earnings.

No. 2 Dakota Eldridge, $69,107

After a second-place and $1,600 day at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo, Eldridge went on to win the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo in California with a 4.4-second run. It added $1,000 to his name and it ended with him placing fourth in the Average.

No. 3 Stetson Jorgensen, $55,879

Jorgensen’s spring has been slow and he remains inside the Top 3 in the World by over $2,000. He started his June off with a 5.7-second run at the Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo to add another $1,200 to his earnings.

No. 4 Ty Erickson, $53,597

The 2019 World Champion has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the Clovi s Rodeo in April. He had surgery to repair the broken bone on May 8 in Montana and looks to return in July, which will give him plenty of time to hang on to a spot inside the Top 15 in the World.

No. 5 Will Lummus, $51,120

Lummus has been heating up picking up wins in lucrative Arkansas. A 4.5 in Round 1 of the Old Fort Days Rodeo was a huge help in his 9.7 in the Average. He left Fort Smith with over $3,500 added to his name and he picked up another $1,700 with a win at the Crossett Riding Club.

No. 6 J.D. Struxness, $48,940

Struxness has only backed into the box at five rodeos in the month of May and zero in the month of June. He enters the Summer Run with his last pay day coming from Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo and being worth $5,100.

No. 7 Stephen Culling, $48,734

Culling only went to Redding Rodeo in May after a successful Texas Swing. Although he was out of the money, he has had time off before the Summer Run.

No. 8 Don Payne, $46,411

The Texas bull dogger cashed in $4,000 between Texas and Oklahoma last weekend. A 4.3 at the Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and Rodeo put him third and a 3.8 at the Woodward Elks Rodeo was good enough for second.

No. 9 Tanner Brunner $45,174

Brunner added a win to his season at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo thanks to a 4.0-second run. It added $2,300 to his name. He followed it up with a third-place check at the Flint Hills Rodeo and fourth at the Woodward Elks Rodeo.

No. 10 Jacob Talley, $41,372

Talley’s success from this spring hailed from April with his last pay day coming at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo. Even so, the Louisiana cowboy is still hanging on to the Top 10.

No. 11 Tyler Pearson, $40,910

Pearson placed at Old Fort Days Rodeo, Mount Pleasant Rodeo and Hugo Pro Rodeo but his most recent win came in Nebraska at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. There, Pearson stopped the clock for $1,500 thanks to a 3.5-second run.

No. 12 Tucker Allen, $39,474

A solid swing of success came out of the California Run for Allen. He found the pay window in Auburn, Riverdale, Sonora, Redding and more. The run added over $5,000 to his season earnings. He made a stop at Eagle Rodeo in Idaho to place yet again before a sixth-place finish at Lviermore Rodeo was worth $1,100.

No. 13 Walt Arnold, $36,237

With two checks coming his way this spring, Arnold is gunning for that first trip to the Thomas and Mack. A 5.6 at the San Juan Stampede put him $1,300 closer to that goal and so did the $900 that came from his fifth-place finish at the Ute Mountain Round-Up.

No. 14 Travis Munro, $34,170

Recently, Munro picked up the win at the Buffalo Bull Rodeo with a time of 8.7 seconds on two head. He left Nebraska with almost $4,000 added to his name. Before that, a few stops in Oklahoma added $1,500 to his earnings.

No. 15 Jacob Edler, $33,866

Edler stopped the clock at 4.7 seconds for a Go-Round win at Old Fort Days Rodeo and followed it up by placing in the Average. He then hit another jackpot when he ran a 3.9 at the 101 Wild West Rodeo in Oklahoma to get the win and $2,000.

No. 16 Tyler Waguespack, $32,679

The five-time World Champion found himself in the winner’s circle after a time of 11.1 on two head put him first in the Average at Eagle Rodeo. It came shortly after a 4.0 cinched him the win at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo.

No. 17 Justin Shaffer, $31,843

Shaffer is another with a slow spring but an eye on Vegas. His 4.2 at the Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and Rodeo landed $2,300 in his pockets ad his 4.8 in Woodward added another $1,100.

No. 18 Riley Duvall, $29,970

Oklahoma brought two second-place finishes to Duvall’s door. A 4.4 and a 3.9-second run were worth $3,000 before he clocked a 4.1 at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. That was another second-place run worth $1,100.

No. 19 Cash Robb, $29,272

Your 2023 Resistol Rookie of the Year won the Will Rogers Stampede with a 3.9 to add $2,700 to his name. Another win came his way when he was 3.8 seconds at Rodeo Celina. It too added $2,000 to his name.

No. 20 Clayton Hass, $28,782

Hass most recent payday came at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo for $1,100 after he stopped the clock at 4.8 to be eight. The week before, a 5.4 at the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo was worth $800n in a game where every penny counts.