Who’s on the PRCA Tie-Down Roping bubble, Sept. 1
BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN
The PRCA World Tie-Down Roping Standings are the tightest between No. 15 and No. 18.
Kincade Henry is No. 15 and he is leading 18th-ranked Taylor Santos by about $2,500 with four weeks left in the season.
Henry has $69,451 and has impressed over the last two weeks. He was second at the Caldwell Night Rodeo (Idaho), first at the Gooding Pro Rodeo (Idaho) and third in the Golden Spike Rodeo (Utah). Those three rodeos netted him around $11,00.
Andrew Burks was inside the Top 10 into mid-July, but has since fallen to No. 16. He is, however, still very much in NFR contention as he is less than $200 behind Henry. Last weekend, Burks placed in a round at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Washington) and was fourth at the Kitsap Stampede (Washington).
Kyle Lucas is 17th in the world and he has been on the bubble all of August after reaching as high as No. 7 in July. Earlier in the summer, Lucas placed in two rounds in Calgary and also earned big checks early for second-place finishes in Cody and Greeley.
Santos, who has $66,917, was $8,000 back of Henry just one week ago. The California cowboy has since won the Kitsap Stampede and placed in a Go-Round at the Colorado State Fair and Rodeo. Santos is tied with his career-best nine Go-Round wins in 2021.
On the outskirts of the bubble are Justin Smith in 14th and Jake Pratt in 19th. Smith is currently $6,700 clear of Henry and Pratt trails Santos by $8,100.