Steer Wrestler Stan Branco Makes Return to Las Vegas A Decade After First Qualification

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Stan Branco is an All-Around hand who has been to the National Finals Rodeo once before in 2013. He is returning, this time as the No. 12 steer wrestler in the world with $99,511 to his name.


NFR Open (Colorado), $17,514

Branco’s highest payday came in Colorado Srpings at the second ever NFR Open. Branco placed in the Top 3 in all three Go-Rounds before finishing third in the Average.

Rodeo Austin. $10,270

Early on in the season, Branco picked up a solid win during the Texas Swing when he won the Final Round at Rodeo Austin with a 3.2-secon run after placing in the Second Round.


The Calgary Stampede, 3.4 Seconds

At one of the biggest rodeos of the summer, it pays to be your quickest. Branco threw down his second fastest time of the regular season in Round 3 of Pool A to tie for the Go-Round win.

Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo, 3.8 Seconds

Branco wound up witha second-place check from Round 3 in Salt Lake City. It was a run worth $5,000 to keep Branco climbing the standings.


Santa Maria Elks Rodeo (California), 9.9 Seconds on two head

A Cowboy Christmas in his home state of California resulted in a win for Branco. A 4.2 won Round 1 while a 5.7 wasn’t in the money for Round 2 but landed him on top of the Average.

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