15 days in Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo are coming to a close.

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The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR) ProRodeo Tournament is a 15-day event held at the Dickies Arena in Texas. The tournament features a prize pool of $1.2 million, attracting top rodeo cowboys from across the country.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ProRodeo Tournament was held at the Dickies Arena with a total prize pool of $1.2 million and lasted for 15 days. The tournament featured top rodeo performers competing in various events such as bareback riding and tie-down roping.

In the first bracket of the tournament, bareback rider Cole Reiner and tie-down roper Brush Minton made their mark, dominating their respective events. Reiner, a three-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Buffalo, Wyoming, won the Friday night round of bareback riding with an 86.5-point ride on Brookman Rodeo’s Joe Dirt, earning $1,760. On Saturday night, he rode Brookman Rodeos’ horse SOS for a score of 90 points, securing another round win and moving on to the semi-finals scheduled for February 2-3.

Tie-down roper Brush Minton from Witter Springs, California, who also competes in steer wrestling and team roping, won the first round of tie-down roping with a time of 8.2 seconds, earning $1,760. In the second round, he made an 8.4-second run, tying with Caldwell, Idaho’s Bo Pickett for first place and advancing to the semi-finals. Minton is currently ranked 9th in the 2023 early-season world standings, the best start of his professional career.

As the tournament reaches its climax, rodeo fans are eagerly awaiting the final round of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ProRodeo Tournament. The semi-finals are set to take place on February 2-3, and it is expected that the top performers from the first bracket will put on a show, with the winners set to advance to the finals and compete for a share of the $1.2 million prize pool. The tournament promises to be an exciting showcase of rodeo talent, and the final round is expected to bring out the best in each of the competitors.

All FWSSR photos by James Phifer


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