Wenda Johnson Hit All The Right Rodeos This Season To Qualify For Her Second NFR


Wenda Johnson might be only making her second ever Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance, but she is no stranger to winning in tough competition. She’s ranked No. 13 in the world, and she is heading to Las Vegas with plenty of horsepower to climb the standings.

Johnson only went to a handful of rodeos this year and she kicked things off with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. She placed third in the Second Go of her bracket with a 14.920 and third again in the Semi-Finals with a 14.980. She cashed in more than $7,000.


At the San Angelo Rodeo, Jonson ended up winning the Average after she was second in the First Go and first in the second go. She shaved off more than a second of her time to be the Champion. Johnson and Mac got faster in every round, in the Finals they ran a 14.090 and added more than $20,000 to their winnings.


Johnson also caught the Championship title from Reno Rodeo. By placing second in the First Go with a 17.080, winning the Second Go with a 16.850 and coming in second during the Final Round, Johnson cinched the Average title and got the first big win of the summer. She followed up Reno Rodeo with a sing in Texas that brought in more than $3,500.

Johnson’s regular season was nothing short of great. She had her main horse, Mac, with her and she started running a younger horse that she calls Mo. The success that Johnson has had in her two short years competing since filling her permit in 2018 are a testament to Johnson’s ability and her horses’ abilities. This will be Johnson’s first time running inside the Thomas and Mack but for the veteran horsewoman, it will be just another run.