Steer Wrestler Stetson Jorgensen Enters NFR No. 1 After Top 3 Finishes in 2019 and 2020
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BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN @PRORODEOBRETT
After never finishing better than No. 38 in the world, Stetson Jorgensen burst onto the scene at the 2019 NFR and has never looked back.
He finished third that year by placing sixth in the Average and winning Round 7 at the NFR. Jorgensen followed it up by finishing second in the world in 2020 after a 10-round battle with Jacob Edler inside Globe Life Field.
Despite all of those accomplishments, he will enter the 2022 NFR in an unfamiliar spot - No. 1 in the PRCA World Standings.
Heading into his fourth consecutive NFR, Jorgensen has already made $134,661 which gives him about an $11,000 cushion over three-time and reigning World Champion Tyler Waguespack.
Cinch Playoffs, $14,800
At the inaugural event at the Washington State Fair, Jorgensen collected the biggest payday thanks to a 3.7 in the Semifinals and a 3.9 to win the Finals. All four of Jorgensen’s runs were 4.6 or faster and he was victorious in a Short Round that included Dakota Eldridge, Kyle Irwin and and Ty Erickson. All three of those cowboys have qualified for at least 6 NFRs and all three finished the 2022 regular season in the Top 10.
San Angelo Rodeo, $9,933
Jorgensen finished second in the Semifinals and Finals en route to a second place finish in the Average. He was 11.7 seconds on three and all three runs were 4.1 or faster.
Ogden Pioneer Days, 3.4 Seconds
Jorgensen had the fastest time of the season came in Round 1 of of othe Ogden Pioneer Days. He tied Cody Devers for first at the rodeo with a two-head time of 7.8 seconds.
Deadwood Days of ’76, 3.6 Seconds
After finishing out of the money in Round 1, Jorgensen responded with a 3.6-second run to place second in Round 2 behind Tyler Waguespack’s 3.1. Jorgensen ended up seventh in the two-head Average.
Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, 3.6 Seconds
Jorgensen finished second in both rounds of the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo and finished as the co-champion in Casper alongside Shane Frey. Overall, Jorgensen had 15 runs faster than 4 seconds flat.
Dodge City Roundup, 12.4 Seconds on Three
Jorgensen was 4.2 and 4.6 seconds on his first two runs in Dodge City and then turned in a 3.6-second run to win the Finals and edge Slammer Powers by two tenths in the Average. Jorgensen’s $8,088 earned at the rodeo was second among all cowboys behind tie-down roper Cory Solomon.
Kitsap Stampede, 3.9 Seconds
Jorgensen was the only cowboy in the 3s at the Kitsap Stampede, claiming the win at the one-head rodeo. He claimed over $3,800 in prize money. Washington was the only state Jorgensen won in multiple times in 2022.
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