Shad Mayfield Looking for Second Tie-Down Roping World Championship, Enters NFR No. 1

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Shad Mayfield


Shad Mayfield is back in the No. 1 spot after finishing No. 7 in 2021. Mayfield won the 2020 World Title, but had major struggles at the NFR that year and nearly blew a massive lead. He once again enters in the top spot, this time with a much slimmer lead.

Here is a look at how Mayfield secured the No. 1 spot in the World Standings this season.


Rodeo Austin, $17,879

Mayfield dominated at Rodeo Austin, winning two rounds and placing second in the other. He opened the rodeo with a 7.9-second run which earned him just over $3,300. He took Round 2 with another 7.9-second run, this time earning over $5,000. He would save his best run for last with a 7.4-second run in the finals to take the rodeo.

Cinch Playoffs, $14,800

Mayfield had a great showing in Puyallup, Washington late in the season, earning nearly $15,000 thanks to a big run in the Finals. Mayfield went 8.8 seconds in the finals to not only win the rodeo but also cash a check of $13,000 in that run alone.


The Calgary Stampede, 6.6 Seconds

Mayfield had a solid showing at the Calgary Stampede, which was highlighted by a 6.6-second run in Round 4 that won him the round and a check for $5,861.

Dixie National Rodeo, 6.7 Seconds

Mayfield’s second fastest run of the season came in the second round of the Dixie National Rodeo where he stopped the clock at 6.7-seconds to win the round.


Greeley Stampede, 24.5 Seconds on Three Head

Mayfield opened the rodeo with a second-place finish in Round 1 after a 7.4-second run. In Round 2, Mayfield failed to finish in the top eight. He made up for the lost time in the finals by going 7.8-seconds, which would win him the round and the average.

Livingston Roundup Rodeo, 7.3 Seconds

Mayfield had a great stretch of roping to enter July. It began with a win at the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo and ended with a win at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo. Sandwiched between those two wins was a 7.3-second run at the Livingston Roundup which made him over $6,000 in one run.