Two Rounds, Four Wright Wins
By: Kyndall Hill
Photos by: Steve Gray and Roseanna Sales
What a Wright way to start off round 1 and round 2 of the NFR! The Wright cowboy's are on a roll the first 2 performances with four 1st places!
In round 1 of the Saddle Bronc riding, the 5 time NFR qualifier Rusty Wright rides Silver Creek Rodeo's "Rip Cord" for 86 points, splitting 1st place and winning $23,481. Following the pattern, Ryder Wright, also a 5 time qualifier, takes 1st place in round 2. Riding KorKow Rodeos "Feather Fluffer," Wright covers for 90 points, winning $26,231. In the saddle bronc world standings, Ryder is sitting 2nd, $23,648.13 behind 1st, and Rusty is sitting 5th, $90,115.46 behind 1st.
In the Bull Riding, Stetson Wright, the 21 year old, 3 time NFR qualifier places 1st in both rounds. In round 1, Wright rides Stockyards ProRodeo's "Silver Lining" for 90.5 points and winning $26,231. In round 2, Wright rides Powder River Rodeo's "Axel" for 88.5 points and winning $27,077. Stetson is currently sitting 1st in the World All-Around standings with a lead of $38,441.85 and 2nd in the bull riding world standings, $8,070.11 behind 1st.
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