PRCA Tie-Down Roping Standings Update: Westyn Hughes Holds Narrow Lead
Westyn Hughes tops the PRCA Tie-Down Roping World Standings by just over $200 on young superstar Riley Webb. Overall the top 15 are separated by just $15,000 in total.
Here is a look at the top 20 Tie-Down Ropers in the PRCA World Standings.
No. 1 Westyn Hughes, $33,432
Westyn got a massive boost to his season at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he took the win after a 7.4 second time in the Finals. In total, Hughes won over $13,000 at the rodeo. Since then his biggest check came at the Roping Futurities of America where he placed third in a round and won $3,250.
No. 2 Riley Webb, $33,196
Webb took the National Western early in the year with a 7.2-second run giving him a nice cushion in the standings. He followed that up with two checks at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo each. His most recent success came at the Roping Futurities of America where he won the opening round with an 8.3-second run which earned him over $3,824.
No. 3 Trevor Hale, $29,814
Hale had a great performance at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, placing third and earning more than $10,000 total at the rodeo. He followed that up with a third-place finish at Rodeo Rapud City to earn an additional $3,500.
No. 4 Michael Otero, $27,544
Otero has had a great stretch of roping over his last four runs. In each run he has cashed a check including three checks over $1,700. The run began at the Silver Spurs Rodeo where he earned the win with a 7.5-second run, taking home over $2,800. Next, he went to La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros where he earned two checks totaling $2,500. His most recent run came at Rodeo Grand Island where he placed second and earned another $1,700.
No. 5 Shad Mayfield, $25,827
Mayfield can thank the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for his spot in the standings. Mayfield placed second overall after a 7.3-second run in the finals. In total, Mayfield earned over $15,000 at the rodeo.
No. 6 Haven Meged, $25,499
Meged had a strong showing at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where he earned a total of $9,000. His best win in San Antone came in the Wild Card Round where he took the win with a 7.1-second run and earned $5,000.
No. 7 Riley Pruitt, $25,286
Pruitt is coming off of his biggest win of the season at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He was crowned champion after going 7.2 seconds in the Finals and in total took home over $22,000.
No. 8 Cash Enderli, $24,309
22-year-old Enderli saw his biggest win of the season come just after the New Year at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo where he placed second with an 8.3-second run to take home $4,542.
No. 9 Hunter Herrin, $22,364
Herrin took home two checks at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for $5,500. One of the checks was after a 7.9-second run won him a round in his bracket.
No. 10 Joel Harris, $21,938
Harris won the first two rounds in his bracket at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and placed second in the third round. In total, he won $9,000 because of the strong showing.
No. 11 Tuf Cooper, $21,759
Cooper placed second at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rode after a 7.9-second run in the finals and earned over $11,000 in total at the rodeo. Earlier in the season Cooper took a round at the National Western with his fastest time since the NFR at 7.6 seconds to earn over $3,500.
No. 12 Bushton Minton, $20,972
Minton is coming off a fourth-place finish at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he went 9.7 seconds in the Finals and in total earned over $9,000. Since then his only check came at Tucson where he placed third in a round to win over $2,500.
No. 13 Richard Newton, $19,620
Newton has earned only one check in his last 12 runs and it came at La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros where he placed second in the Finals and won over $1,100.
No. 14 Zack Jongbloed $18,722
Jongbloed’s most notable showing came at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he placed fifth and took home over $9,000 in total.
No. 15 Luke Potter, $19,376
Potter won a quarter of his yearly earnings at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where he placed fourth in three rounds and third in another to earn $5,500.
No. 16 Lane Livingston, $17,580
Livingston took home $9,000 at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo thanks to a fourth- place finish with a 7.8-second run in the Finals.
No. 17 Sterling Smith, $17,320
Smith is coming off of a win at the Los Fresnos Rodeo where he went 9.0 seconds and took home $2,270. Prior to that run, Smith had not earned a check of over $900 in seven consecutive performances.
No. 18 Andrew Burks, $17,202
Burks most recent success came at the Silver Spurs Rodeo where he earned $2,100 thanks to a third-place finish.
No. 19 Chet Weitz, $16,575
Weitz has had a strong showing during the early months of the 2023 year. At the National Western he placed fourth and in San Antonio, he earned over $3,500 after winning a round and placing fourth in another.
No. 20 Blane Cox, $16,196
Cox has not earned a check over $500 since the Nationals Western in mid January where he placed sixth overall and took home just over $4,000.