Tyler Waguespack Looks for Three-Peat as No. 3 Man in the World Entering NFR
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After claiming his fourth World Championship in 2022, steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack is coming in hot for a fifth.
With a successful trip to Las Vegas, Waguespack will cross the $2 million mark in career earnings. He enters the Thomas & Mack the No. 3 ranked steer wrestler in the world with $146,647 and he’s trailing No. 1 Dalton Massey by less than $50,000.
Waguespack is the winner of the last two Gold Buckles and has combined to make more than $350,000 at his last two NFRs.
Waguespack placed in 2-of-3 Go-Rounds of Super Series 1 to earn his way into the Semifinals. With a 6.1-second run, he snuck his way into the Championship where he was a 5.3 before picking the pace up oncemore to be 4.7 in the Championship Shootout. He tied for second with Cody Devers, which paid $15,000.
Horse Heaven Roundup (Washington), $11,681
Waguespack won Rounds 1 and 2 with a 3.7 and 4.1 respectively before a 4.5-second run got him second in the Finals. Waguespack tied for the Average title with, Kodie Jang but was the highest paid steer wrestler at the event by almost $2,000.
Ellensburg Rodeo, $9,185
Over Labor Day, Waguespack stayed hot in Washington just one week after Kennewick. He registered three times of 4.4 seconds or faster to take second in the Average. He also won in Walla Walla that same weekend.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 3.3 seconds
The Louisiana bull dogger made quick work of Round 1 run in San Antonio with his fastest run of his regular season to win the round by four tenths of a second. This run, combined with his 4.0 from Round 2, made him the No. 2 cowboy going on to the Semifinals.
Brighton Field Day and Rodeo (Florida), 3.5 Seconds
By two tenths of a second, Waguespack threw his second fastest run of the regular season in Okeechobee, Florida. This 3.5 was one of two quick runs as it tied him for the win with Jacob Talley. He was also 3.5 at the Mt. Pleasant Rodeo (Texas) and the Springhill PRCA Rodeo (Louisiana). Overall, Waguespack finished the year with six runs of 3.7 Seconds or Faster.
Old Fort Days (Arkansas), 8.6 Seconds on Two
A 4.1 to win Round 1 set the pace for Waguespack and he sealed the deal with a 4.5 and fourth place finish in Round 2. He was three tenths clear of Cody Devers to win one of the highest paying rodeos in Arkansas.
World’s Oldest Rodeo (Arizona), 9.4 Seconds on Two
In Prescott, Waguespack put together matching 4.7-second runs to win both rounds, the Average and $7,900 total. He also cleared $5,000 in earnings from the St. Paul Rodeo (Oregon) over Cowboy Christmas as well.
Walla Walla Frontier Days (Washington), 3.8 seconds
Placing third in Round 1 and tying for fifth in Round 2 landed Waguespack in a tie for the No. 1 spot in the Average at Walla Walla. He would add a total of $5,466 to his season earnings.
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