Resitol Rookie Athlete of the Week: Dean Thompson Fights for His First National Finals Rodeo Qualification

Dean Thompson Resistol Rookie of the Week

Dean Thompson is on fire in the final month of the regular season, now sitting in the No. 12 spot in the bareback riding and getting ready to make his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Thompson kicked off the final four weeks with wins in Walla Walla, Salt Lake City and finished it off with the championship title at the Pendleton Round Up. An 87-point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics was just what Thompson needed to make it out of Round 1 on top in Pendleton and eventually win the average.

Thompson has been determined to fight his way out of the bubble this season with hopes of making his first NFR qualification with $112,355 in earnings, making him your Resistol Rookie of the Week.