Stetson Wright Enters NFR in Familiar No. 1 Spot in Bull Riding
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It was yet another remarkable season for Stetson Wright after he earned over $368,000 on the season in Bull Riding alone. Wright holds a $114,000 lead over traveling partner Ky Hamilton who earned just over $254,000 on the season and holds the No. 2 spot in the PRCA World Standings.
Wright averaged 85.35 points per ride on the season and rode 63% of his bulls. It was an impressive season for Wright from start to finish as he claimed early season paydays at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he finished second in both. He followed that up with a win at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and Rodeo Austin. All four of those wins came with a 90-point ride or better for Wright.
Stetson enters the NFR looking for his third Bull Riding title and second straight. Overall Wright has seven World Titles since 2018 and could make it an even 10 this year if he sweeps the All Around, Saddle Bronc, and Bull Riding.
Biggest Bull Riding Paydays
Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup, $40,000
Stetson ended the season with a bang at the Governor’s Cup with a $40,000 win. Wright opened the rodeo with an 88-point win in Round 1 that earned him $10,000. He would follow that up with a third-place finish in Round 2 to earn an additional $5,000. Wright then went 91.5 points in the Semifinals to lock in his spot in the Finals. There he would take the rodeo with a 90-point ride on Bubba G to add $25,000 to his winnings on the weekend.
Ellensburg Rodeo Xtreme Bulls, $30,183
Wright dominated Xtreme Bulls throughout the season and it was never more evident than at the Ellensburg Rodeo Xtreme Bulls. Wright went 87.5 points in the opening round to advance to the Finals where he was marked 91 points for the win, again on Bubba G. Wright won the average by two points over Rookie T Parker. The average win alone earned Stetson over $17,000.
Highest Marked Rides
Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup, 91.5 Points
Wright turned in his best ride of the year in his second to last ride of the season at the Cinch Playoff Series Championship. He was matched up with The Hammer in Round 3 and was marked 91.5 points. The ride earned him over $10,000 and won him the round.
Cactus Jack Xtreme Bulls, 91 Points
Stetson dominated the Cactus Jack Xtreme Bulls, winning the average after going 266.5 on three head. The best ride of the rodeo came in the opening round when Wright was matched up against Pit Bull. The two combined for a 91-point ride and an easy-round win.
Pendleton Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, $29,093
Wright took the Pendleton Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale after going 263.5 on three head. Wright took Round 1 and Round 2 after rides of 86.5 points and 88 points. He wouldn’t win round three but took the final round with an 89-point ride. In total, Wright earned just under $30,000 at the rodeo.
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