Trey Kimzey Heads to Second Straight NFR After Top 10 Regular Season
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Trey Kimzey is heading to the NFR for the second consecutive year and third time in his career after ending the season No. 9 in the PRCA Bull Riding World Standings. Kimzey made just over $150,000 and heads to the NFR one spot ahead of his brother, Sage.
Trey is coming off the best year of his career in 2022, clearing $200,000 for the first time and cracking the Top 10 in the final PRCA World Standings for the first time, coming in at No. 7
Puyallup Cinch Playoffs (Washington), $17,188
The biggest win of the season for Kimzey came in the season’s final weeks while competing against ProRodeo’s best. Kizmey opened the rodeo with an 85-point ride to win Round 1 and make a quick $3,350. In Round 2, he placed fourth and then in the Semifinals, he scraped by with a 61-point ride. In the Finals, Kimzey was the only Cowboy to make the horn with an 84-point ride, which paid him $13,000. Kimzey was the only bull rider in Puyallup to be a perfect 4-for-4.
Kitsap Stampede and Kitsap Xtreme Bulls (Washington), $12,863
Kimzey made two bull rides total in Bremerton, Washington and that was all he needed to bank a big payday to close August. On Aug. 25, he won the rodeo with an 87.5-point ride and earned $5,700. The next day, Trey placed third at the Kitsap Stampede Xtreme Bulls after an 87-point ride on Dirty Dave. He finished third behind Tristen Hutchings’ 89 points and Cullen Telfer’s 88.5 points. In finishing third, Trey walked away with another check of mroe than $7,000.
HIGHEST MARKED RIDES
Lea County PRCA Rodeo (New Mexico), 89 Points
The highest marked ride of the season came at the Lea County PRCA Rodeo where Kimzey was marked 89 points on Cheddar Biscuit. The ride would earned him the win and a check of over $6,600. He made his second-highest marked ride of the year the same weekend with 88.5 points in Round 1 of the Lea County Xtreme Bulls and he also won the Larimer County Fair (Colorado).
Livingston Roundup Rodeo (Montana), 87 Points
Kimzey took the Livingston Roundup Rodeo with an 87-point ride on Ghost Town of New West Rodeo. The ride beat out his brother Sage, JB Mauney, and Chauk Dees who were all marked 86 points. Trey rode three bulls over Cowboy Christmas - also placing sixth at the Cody Stampede (Wyoming) and third at Mandan Rodeo Days (North Dakota)
Woodward Elks Rodeo (Oklahoma), 87.5 Points
Kimzey earned a nice payday at the Woodward Elks Rodeo where he was marked 87.5 points to get the win. Trey earned over $3,600 after his big ride on Beutler & Son’s Bonfire.
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