PRCA Tie-Down Roping Standings Update, May 2: Shad Mayfield On Top After Record-Setting Pace to Start Season

Every cowboy in the Top 5 has multiple NFR qualifications

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Each of the last two years, a tie-down roper has broken the PRCA regular season earnings record. In 2023, Riley Webb made $281,405 and had $111,847 at this time.

Meanwhile in 2024, Shad Mayfield, who had the record before Webb broke it, is on an even better pace with more than $120,000.

The 2020 World Champion not only has his old record in his sights, but he is also looking to become the first tie-down roper ever to finish three straight regular seasons with more than $200,000.

Behind Mayfield, the reigning World Champion Webb is also in the Top 5 among a trio of cowboys who have been to at least three NFRs since 2020 - Ty Harris, John Douch and Marty Yates.

1. Shad Mayfield, $121,887

Mayfield won the first two Texas Swing Rodeos of 2024, Fort Worth and San Antonio, after finishing the 2023 season No. 3 in the PRCA World Standings. The 2020 World Champion has already made 12 runs in the 7s this season.

2. Ty Harris, $86,983

Harris’ won the biggest rodeo of the season by outdueling his brother Joel in Houston to win $50,000 on March 17. Since then, he has finished second in the Average at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo (Nevada) and third in the San Angelo Cinch-Chute Out.

3. Riley Webb, $78,670

Webb kicked off the 2024 season in November of 2023 by winning the Average at the Cook Rodeo Days (Texas). In the last few weeks, the reigning World Champion has surged once again by winning the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo (California) and Red Bluff Round-Up (California) as well as finishing fourth in San Angelo.

4. John Douch, $60,970

Douch won the Texas Circuit Finals on Oct. 13 to start the season the 2024 season and since then his home state has been good to him. The $18,750 Douch won in San Antonio makes up almost a third of his money but it was hard earned with four times of 8.1 seconds or faster. He also won the San Angelo Cinch Chute-Out on April 20 with runs of 7.4 and 7.3 seconds.

5. Marty Yates, $59,358

Yates landed No. 7 in the PRCA World Standings at the end of the March following a third place finish in Houston that won him a total of $17,500 and has only improved from there. He won the Average at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo finished third at the Clovis Rodeo (California).

6. Tuf Cooper, $46,587

Cooper kicked off 2024 by making $10,821 at the National Western (Colorado) in January. He also made $4,500 in San Antonio and $5,000 in Houston while his lone win, La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Arizona), won him $13,456 between those two rodeos.

7. Joel Harris, $46,244

Harris won $27,250 in Houston after finishing second to his brother Ty in a rope off. His biggest payday outside of Houston was the Columbia River Circuit Finals where he made $7,532 for three straight Top 3 finishes and a win in the Average.

8. Haven Meged, $41,489

Meged won at least $5,000 in Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston before he swung out West to win $3,000+ at the High Desert Stampede (Oregon) and Clark County Fair and Rodeo in April.

9. Brushton Minton, $40,892

Minton made $9,331 in April much thanks to a fifth place finish in the Average in Red Bluff and second place finish at Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo. He also had two big wins before the calendar turned to 2024 at the Cinch Roping Fiesta (Texas) and California Circuit Finals each paid more than $7,000.

10. Chance Thiessen, $37,198

Thiessen’s first two rodeos of the year, the Cinch Roping Fiesta and Wilderness Circuit Finals, made him a total of $14,391 with a second and first place finish respectively. Following that he made more than $5,000 at the National Western as well as RodeoHouston.

11. Tom Crouse, $35,082

Since April 19, Crouse has won seven checks totaling $7,600. This month, he also has third place finish in San Angelo. During the Texas Swing, he also made the Finals in Fort Worth and San Antonio, where he won $7,500 at each.

12. Bryce Derrer, $33,650

The only rookie in the Top 15, Derrer has done so by winning $5,500 in San Antonio and $4,000 in Houston. This past weekend, he earned $2,700 at the Clovis Rodeo.

13. Westyn Hughes, $30,421

Hughes picked up a Texas Swing at Rodeo Austin which came with a check of $12,229. Hughes’ other win this year was at the SW District Fat Stock Show and Rodeo (Louisiana). He also $3,750 at RodeoHouston and $4,409 at the Cinch Roping Fiesta.

14. Dylan Hancock, $29,193

The 20-year-old’s biggest win of his career came at his hometown rodeo in San Angelo where he won with an aggregate time of 24.9 seconds on three. Hancock kept the momentum going the next weekend when he finished third in the Average at the Red Bluff Round-Up. Those two rodeos paid him $12,472 and $7,028.

15. Macon Murphy, $29,083

Louisiana native Macon Murphy has been making much of his money in Florida in 2024 as he has earned six checks worth about $10,000 total in the Sunshine State. He also won $10,250 at RodeoHouston.

16. Quade Hiatt, $27,820

Hiatt has won more than $2,000 at six different rodeos this season the most of which came at La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros, $8,781.

17. Hunter Herrin, $27,365

In the tightly packed World Standings, Herrin was able to move up 13 spots last week by winning more than $9,000 between Clovis and Lakeside (California). His best Texas Swing finish was third at Rodeo Austin.

18. Kincade Henry, $26,912

Henry has made three runs of 7.4 seconds this year and they have won him $6,995. During the Texas Swing, he won $8,500 in San Antonio.

19. Tyler Milligan, $25,360

Milligan is coming off his second best finish of the season, $4,764 for fourth place in the Average in Red Bluff. His best finish during the 2024 season is second in Fort Worth which paid $17,500.

20. Blane Cox, $23,329

Cox’s best stretch of the season came from March 9-23 when he placed at three different rodeos and won $7,000+ at three different rodeos. He also won $8,000 for a Finals appearance in San Antonio.

Standings current as of on May 2 at 2:00 PM EST.