WPRA Barrel Racing Standings Update: Lisa Lockhart and Leslie Smalygo are Unofficially NFR Bound

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STEVE WRUBEL

It is the last day of the 2022 season and it is looking like the ladies that will round out the Top 15, unofficially, are Jessica Routier, Lisa Lockhart and Leslie Smalygo.

13. Jessica Routier, $86,863

Over the last two months of the season, Routier and her yellow mare, Missy, have stepped it into high gear. The duo pulled out multiple wins including Iowa’s Championship Rodeo, Lawton Rangers Rodeo, the Yellowstone River Tound-Up and the Fallon County Fair and Rodeo. They also had a second place finish at Young Living’s Last Chance Rodeo before wrapping up their season with a check in Dickinson, North Dakota at the Wild Rides Rodeo.

14. Lisa Lockhart, $84,870

Lockhart was easily one of the most watch contestants on the bubble this year. The pressure was on for the 15-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and it is safe to say, she thrived in the month of September. Making the rounds all across America to get into the Top 15, Lockhart ended her season where she needed to be after placing and pulling checks at every rodeo she entered the last two weeks of September. That includes the Pendleton Round-Up, Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, Omaha River City Rodeo and Young Living’s Last Chance Rodeo.

15. Leslie Smalygo, $84,453

Smalygo’s success in the Northwest was undeniable. A check from the Moses Lake Round-Up Rodeo in Washington kick started the swing. She went on to pull round checks from the Walla Walla Frontier Days, Ellensburg Rodeo and she won a round at the Washington State Fair. Along with Routier and Lockhart, Smalygo also had success at Young Living’s Last Chance Rodeo and she is unofficially the No. 15 barrel racer.

World RankNameMoney Earned
1.Jordon Briggs$177,779
2.Dona Kay Rule$127,441
3.Wenda Johnson$121,594
4.Stevi Hillman$120,602
5.Hailey Kinsel$118,903
6.Shelley Morgan$110,460
7.Sissy Winn$101,848
8.Margo Crowther$96,870
9.Emily Beisel$93,964
10.Kassie Mowry$92,553
11.Bayleigh Choate$90,469
12.Brittany Mpozzi Tonozzi$88,431
13.Jessica Routier$86,863
14.Lisa Lockhart$84,870
15.Leslie Smalygo$84,453

The barrel racing came down to the final days of the season and there were some names on the bubble that we are not used to seeing there. However, the determination of those that battled into the Top 15 does not go unnoticed. Congratulations to all.

Disclaimer: The PRCA and WPRA will audit and confirm the Top 15.

Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions - roughstock events and timed events - and an all-around cowboy crown.