PRCA Steer Wrestling World Standings Update Aug. 30: Dakota Eldridge Moves Up & Kyle Irwin Sneaks Into Top 20

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Dalton Massey’s success in 2023 has helped him dominate the PRCA World Standings and hold on to No. 1 since March.

It has been a back-and-forth battle for the two spots beneath him as reigning World Champion Tyler Waguespack and three-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Jesse Brown battle it out. There is currently just over $6,000 between the two of them.

As for the bubble, Don Payne and Tucker Allen look at possibly making their first ever appearance on the dirt of the Thomas and Mack while veteran bull dogger, Olin Hannum, is hungry for a return to Vegas after a five-year hiatus.

We are one day away from the final month of the 2023 season and here is your current Top 20 in the PRCA Steer Wrestling World Standings.

No. 6 Dakota Eldridge, $97,589

With a fourth-place finish in both the Short Round and the Aggregate of the Caldwell Night Rodeo, Eldridge added almost $4,500 to his earnings in Idaho. He followed it up with a third-place finish in Tremonton, Utah at the Golden Spike Rodeo when he stopped the clock at 3.7 seconds. This added another $3,000 to his earnings.

No. 9 Stephen Culling, $93,836

The Canadian bull dogger tasted success in Gooding when he finished third with a 3.7-second run that was worth over $2,500. He bested that time by two tenths of a second when he went west to Bremerton, Washington for the Kitsap Stampede. There, his 3.5 would be enough for second-place and another $3,800 to push him inside the Top 10.

No. 20 Kyle Irwin, $61,515

The Alabama Slammer has cracked the Top 20 after finding the pay window in every round of the Horse Heaven Roundup. He finished third in the Aggregate and left with a total of $4,775 added to his earnings and that alone was enough to push him three spots and put him within $7,000 of the No. 15 spot.

World RankNameEarnings
1.Dalton Massey$164,649
2.Tyler Waguespack $130,891
3.Jesse Brown$124,507
4.Will Lummus$105,894
5.Ty Erickson$104,802
6.Dakota Eldridge$97,589
7.Dirk Tavenner$95,640
8.Jacob Talley$95,166
9.Stephen Culling$93,836
10.Cody Devers$93,221
11.JD Struxness$91,156
12.Stan Branco$87,206
13.Don Payne$76,839
14.Nick Guy$73,972
15.Bridger Anderson$68,808
16.Tucker Allen$65,385
17.Olin Hannum$65,222
18.Cash Robb$63,698
19.Stockton Graves$63,116
20.Kyle Irwin$61,515

Standings current as of at August 30, 2023 at 3:45 PM EST.