Ty Harris Heads to Fifth Straight NFR as Fifth-Ranked Man in the Tie-Down Roping

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Texas cowboy Ty Harris is headed to his fifth National Finals Rodeo after finishing out the regular season No. 5 in the PRCA World Standings with $139,682 in earnings.

Harris claimed the 2018 Resistol Rookie of the Year Title and secured his first NFR qualification the following year. Since 2019, Harris has continued to compete inside the Thomas & Mack each year as he searches for that World Title.

His Top 5 ranking this year gives him as good of a chance as he ever has as he has finished No. 9 or No. 11 in the world after all four of his previous NFR trips.


Ponoka Stampede (Alberta), $18,155

Harris headed north where he not only cinched the Average win to make the Finals, but also claimed the No. 1 spot in the Showdown Round. At 9 seconds flat, he stopped the clock one tenth faster than fellow NFR qualifier Beau Cooper to win the rodeo.

California Rodeo Salinas, $11,531

Harris finished in fifth place in Rounds 1 and 2 and then followed it up with a fourth place finish in the Finals to collect just over $5,000 in Go-Round money. Harris’ consistency paid off, though, as he secured the No. 1 spot in the Average with a time of 32.4 seconds on three head to split the win with reigning World Champion Caleb Smidt, who will be making his 10th appearance at the Thomas & Mack this December.

Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo (Oklahoma), $7,801

A 7.9-second run in Round 2 of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo secured Harris a Go-Round check for $2,252 as he positioned himself at the top of the leaderboard. An aggregate time of 26.0 seconds flat on three head locked Harris into the No. 1 spot in Oklahoma to pick up a check for just over $7,800.


Greeley Stampede (Colorado), 7.3 Seconds

Harris’ fastest run of the year came at one of the biggest rodeos of the summer. His 7.3-second run in Greeley paid him more than $4,600 and helped him finish fifth in the Average. Overall, he won $8,400 at the rodeo.

Ogden Pioneer Days (Utah), 7.6 Seconds

Harris’ second run in Ogden was good for second in the round behind Macon Murphy’s 7.2-second run. It paid him $4,400 and his brother, Joel, took fourth in the same round.

Red Bluff Round-Up (California), 7.7 Seconds

A 7.7-second run in Round 2 of the Red Bluff Round-Up secured Harris one of his best runs of the season. He claimed the No. 1 spot in the Go-Round alongside a check for $2,415.


Lynden PRCA Rodeo (Washington), 8.2 Seconds

Harris turned in an 8.2-second run in Washington to add another win to his resume for the 2023 season in August while adding just over $1,600 to his earnings. Tuf Cooper, Jason Minor and Kass Kayser rounded out the remaining Top 4 as they each claimed a check alongside Harris.

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