Jesse Brown Puts the Twist on $100,000

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By Lillian Landreth

Steer wrestler Jesse Brown rode several strides out of the box and took his steer down in a swift 3.76 seconds to win the final round of The American on March 6, 2022. This is the 29-year-old’s second consecutive trip to AT&T Stadium.

He enjoyed watching The American on TV before he became a serious competitor in 2015, little realizing that a few years later, they’d be making a check out to him for $100,000. His horsepower, a bay gelding called Tyson, was named Nutrena Horse of the Year in 2020 and 2021 and belongs to longtime steer wrestler Curtis Cassidy. Tyson carried Jesse, Curtis Cassidy, and Scott Guenthner through the 2021 WNFR.

A native of Baker City, Ore., Jesse found that his athletic skill and strength built from playing college football for Washington State University translated to the arena as well. He won Resistol Rookie of the Year in 2017 and made his debut at the WNFR in 2020. Jesse returned to the WNFR in 2021 and has his eyes set on another chance for a gold buckle this season, currently sitting seventh in the PRCA world standings with $23,966.

About the Author

Lily Landreth and Sugar at the Snake River Stampede.
Lily Landreth and Sugar

Lillian Landreth is a freelance writer and editor. She particularly enjoys writing about rodeo and the extraordinary people and animals who make the lifestyle fascinating. The author of more than 1,000 stories, her writing has appeared in the Rodeo News; The Ketchpen, published by the Rodeo Historical Society and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; and local newspapers. She is also working on her first novel. When she’s not writing, Lily enjoys riding with the Snake River Stampeders night light drill team, coaching the EhCapa Bareback Riders, a PRCA specialty act, and teaching horseback riding lessons. She makes her home in Southwest Idaho with her entrepreneurial husband, their dog, horse, and cows.

About the Author

Lily Landreth and Sugar at the Snake River Stampede.
Lily Landreth and Sugar

Lillian Landreth is a freelance writer and editor. She particularly enjoys writing about rodeo and the extraordinary people and animals who make the lifestyle fascinating. The author of more than 1,000 stories, her writing has appeared in the Rodeo News; The Ketchpen, published by the Rodeo Historical Society and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; and local newspapers. She is also working on her first novel. When she’s not writing, Lily enjoys riding with the Snake River Stampeders night light drill team, coaching the EhCapa Bareback Riders, a PRCA specialty act, and teaching horseback riding lessons. She makes her home in Southwest Idaho with her entrepreneurial husband, their dog, horse, and cows.

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