Sage Newman Cruises to Third NFR After Thriving in Regular Season Once Again

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Montana cowboy Sage Newman’s 2023 season was nothing short of impressive as he followed up a 2022 regular season in which he broke the PRCA earnings record.

In 2023, he defended his RodeoHouston title, sat No. 1 spot in the PRCA World Standings for ten straight weeks and won a total of 13 rodeos.

Newman enters his third NFR No. 2 in the world with $247,264 and he trails the No.1 cowboy, Stetson Wright, by less than $5,000.


RodeoHouston, $56,750

In Super Series 5 of RodeoHouston, Newman won Round 2 and placed in Rounds 1 and 3 to be the No. 2 cowboy making it back to the Semfiinals where he would be third. On Championship Sunday, two monster 90-point rides came his way in the Champinoship and Shootout Rounds aboard Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Hitman and Womanizer to win the event for the second straight year.

Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup, $16,000

With 85.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Ronnie in Round 2, Newman cashed in on a $10,000 Go-Round payday. He would go on to make the Short Round in Sioxu Falls where he banked $6,000 for an 84.5-point ride on the season’s final day.


New Year’s Eve Buck & Ball (Wyoming), 90.5 points

To kick off the New Year, Newman matched up with two of saddle bronc ridings best in Gillette, Wyoming. In Round 1, he rode Korkow Rodeo’s Onion Ring for 87 points to be second before climbing on Powder River Rodeo’s Miss Valley to be 90.5 in the Finals and win it all. The New Year’s Eve Buck & Ball added over $6,500 to his season earnings.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, 91 points

At one of the biggest indoor rodeos of the year, Newman would capitalize once again in a huge way. In Round 2 of Bracket 3, Newman would put a 91-point ride together on Dakota Rodeo’s Covergirl to go to No. 2 on the leaderboard behind a freshly set arena record.


49th State Xtreme Broncs, 89 points

In Palmer, Alaska, it would be Calgary Stampede’s Borderline Untimely that would help Newman get the exciting win. At the first ever Xtreme Broncs in Alaska, Newman rode for 89 points to cash in on more than $6,000 and go down in rodeo history. Seven of the eight cowboys who won a check in the Last Frontier qualified for the 2023 NFR.

Cody Stampede (Wyoming), 89 points

Newman continued making clutch rides that kept him at the top of the PRCA World Standings. That includeed his 89-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Miss Ellie in Cody, Wyoming that would add another $9,000 to his earnings as part of a thrilling Fourth of July weekend.

Mandan Rodeo Days (North Dakota), 87 Points

The same weekend he won Cody, Newman also won three other rodeos, the second-highest paying of them coming in with almost $7,500 in North Dakota. Over the Fourth of July, Newman banked a total of $26,000 for his four wins and was named Exmark Roughstock Athlete of the Week.

Golden Spike PRCA Bronc Riding Classic (Utah), 89 Points

One of his five wins in August and September, Newman rode Flying 5’s Can’t Wait for 89 points. It was the best stock and contestant score the horse had all year long, leading to the highest marked ride on him by 4.5 points.

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