Saddle Bronc Rider Ryder Sanford Tops Bracket 1 in San Antonio to Advance to Semifinals

The reigning Resistol Rookie of the Year is putting his mark on the Texas Swing in San Antonio

Ryder Sanford racked up $4,500 to be the top money earner in the saddle bronc riding in Bracket 1 of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. A win in Round 2 and a second-place finish in Round 3 was just what he needed.

An 85-point ride on Foul Motion of Beutler & Son Rodeo was Sanford’s Round 2 matchup and the third time on that horse for him was the charm.

“That’s the third time I’ve been on that horse. The first time, I believe he cut me a flip and then second time they threw the flag on me but I made the pickup man. So put it all together tonight and got a big score and a round win,” he said.

It was his first Go-Round win in San Antonio, one worth celebrating.

Keene Justesen consistently placed second in two of three rounds to be the second highest money earner in Bracket 1 with $4,000 to his name.

Meanwhile, Parker Fleet has been battling a hip injury that occurred in October but it has yet to slow down the Texas bronc rider. An 82-point ride on Generations Pro Rodeo’s Shamus made him the Round 1 winner of this bracket to help advance him to the Semifinals.

Logan Cook’s fourth-place finish in Round 1 and Round 3 win earned him a total of $3,500 to sneak him in as the fourth cowboy to qualify for the Semifinals.

The Semifinals are two rounds that will take place on Feb. 22-23 and you can watch live on The Cowboy Channel and Cowboy Channel+ at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT.

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