PRCA Tie-Down Roping News and Notes: Haven Meged is New No. 1, Tuf Cooper Rises to No. 3 After San Antonio



Past World Champions Haven Meged and Tuf Cooper were the biggest movers in the PRCA Tie-Down Roping World Standings after San Antonio, while 2020 World Champion Shad Mayfield and 20-year-old Kincade Henry also hold Top 5 spots.

Meged is the new world No. 1 after an impressive stretch in San Antonio. His last two runs were 7.6 and 7.8 seconds respectively and he won at least $1,000 on all five of his runs at the rodeo to earn a total of $14,000, the third most among tie-down ropers. Meged was also the third highest money earner at the National Western this year with $7,319 banked in Denver. He has made $38,590 total and leads Mayfield by about $200.

Mayfield entered the final weekend of San Antonio in first, but is now No. 2 in the PRCA World Standings. He won a total of $5,000 in San Antone this year and also made the Finals in Fort Worth, where he earned close to $14,000. Mayfield has the second fastest time of the season, a 6.7 second run at the Dixie National, and has won four Go-Rounds already.


After being ranked outside the Top 20 at the beginning of February, 14-time NFR qualifier Tuf Cooper changed that in San Antonio. He made $19,000 and finally got the championship buckle by running one in 7.2 seconds in the Finals. Cooper, who is No. 3 in the world, has entered just five rodeos this year, but already has nine times of 8.5 seconds or faster.


Bryson Sechrist, the Fort Worth champion is No. 4 and Kincade Henry is No. 5. Henry has looked sharp at every big indoor rodeo so far in 2022. He won $3,800 in Denver, $5,200 in Fort Worth and $9,000 in San Antonio. At each of those rodeos, he ranked in the Top 8 in total money among tie-down ropers.

Eight-time NFR qualifier Cory Solomon is No. 6. Solomon has won Go-Rounds at three different rodeos already in 2022 - San Antonio, Fort Worth and San Angelo’s Roping Fiesta.

Shane Hanchey, Ty Harris and Marty Yates are also all in the Top 11. Those three cowboys have all made the last three NFRs.


There are two other cowboys currently in the Top 15 who used San Antonio to help themselves in a big way.

The first was Riley Pruitt, a two-time NFR qualifier who last roped in Vegas in 2019. The Nebraska cowboy is now in the Top 10 having won $9,500 inside the AT&T Center this year. More than half of that money came from his 7.1 second run to win his Semifinal and he has five Go-Round wins overall in 2022.

The second was Cooper Martin, who banked $10,000 for his second place finish in the Finals of San Antone. Martin made $17,000 at the event, a vast majority of his money in the 2022 season. He is currently No. 15 in the world.

1. Haven Meged $38,590
2. Shad Mayfield $38,311
3. Tuf Cooper $30,897
4. Bryson Sechrist $29,690
5. Kincade Henry $28,135
6. Cory Solomon $26,135
7. Shane Hanchey $25,436
8. Quade Hiatt $23,752
9. Marty Yates $23,165
10. Riley Pruitt $23,165
11. Ty Harris $20,989
12. Michael Otero $20,299
13. John Douch $19,626
14. Ryan Jarrett $18,931
15. Cooper Martin $18,715
16. Adam Gray $17,533
17. Luke Potter $16,489
18. Macon Murphy $15,519
19. Taylor Santos $13,977
20. Bart Brunson $13,650


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