Rookie Tie-Down Roper Riley Webb Makes NFR Thanks to Strong End of Season
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BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN @PRORODEOBRETT
Having won WCRA events and advancing to the Semifinals of The American before turning 18, Riley Webb has been a known up-and-comer in ProRodeo for a few years.
In 2022, he made good on his talent and won Resistol Rookie of the Year and will be the only rookie at tie-down roper at the NFR.
Webb battled his way off of the bubble by winning six checks worth more than $2,000 in the last five weeks of the season. The 19-year-old enters his first NFR 11th in the PRCA World Standings.
Reno Rodeo, $16,480
Webb set himself up for a big check in Reno by sharing the win in Round 2 with Marty Yates and finishing first in the Finals. He was 25.7 seconds in the Average to win the rodeo by 1.7 seconds over Caleb Smidt.
Sheridan WYO Rodeo, 7.2 Seconds
After a no time in Round 1, Webb had his fastest time of the year in Round 2 to win the round six tenths. It paid just over $3,000.
Canby Rodeo, 7.3 Seconds
Webb won Round 2 in Canby and also finished second in the Average behind World No. 1 Shad Mayfield. The same weekend, Webb also won Round 1 of the Caldwell Night Rodeo with a 7.5-second run.
San Angelo Rodeo, 7.3 Seconds
Just like in Sheridan, Webb had a no time in Round 1 of San Angelo but bounced back to win Round 2 with one of his best runs of the year.
Arcadia All-Florida Championship, 7.7 Seconds
Webb got his first official win in ProRodeo in March. His 7.7-second run was a full second faster than the next closest cowboy, Ty Harris.
Magic Valley Stampede, 7.5 Seconds
As part of his strong close to the season, Webb won nearly $4,600 for winning the Magic Valley Stampede on Sept. 3.
Fallon County Fair & Rodeo, 7.5 Seconds
Webb bested 2019 Resistol Rookie of the Year (and World Champion) Haven Meged by three tenths to win the Montana rodeo.
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