Champions Crowned, Records Set at 2023 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

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Rounding out 21 days of rodeo with an over $1 million payout, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo crowned its 2023 champions Saturday, February 25, prior to the final headlining performance by Gary Allan.

San Antonio 2023 Bareback Champion Leighton Berry — Photo credit Imagehounds™

Leighton Berry, currently sitting sixth in the world standings, took home the bareback riding title with a 93-point ride in the finals on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire.

San Antonio 2023 Steer Wrestling Champion Jesse Brown. Photo credit Imagehounds™

In the steer wrestling, Jesse Brown’s 3.1-second run got him the win and has the Oregon cowboy sitting fourth in the world standings.

Dustin Egusquiza and Levi Lord won the team roping title with a 4.1-second run in the finals. Egusquiza sits second in the world standings, and Lord currently sits third.

In the saddle bronc riding, the all-around winner Stetson Wright earned the title with an arena record-setting 92.5-point ride on the Cervi Brothers’ Ricky Bobby. This is the same horse that the young, rodeo superstar won his first saddle-bronc world championship on in 2021.

San Antonio 2023 Stetson Wright Saddle Bronc Champion. Photo credit Imagehounds™

Three-time NFBR qualifier Shelby Boisjoli claimed the breakaway title with a 1.7-second run in the finals.

Sitting fourth in the world standings, Riley Pruitt came out victorious with the tie-down roping win after making a 7.2-second run.

Kassie Mowry made a smoking 13.95-second run toward the bottom of the ground to come out with the barrel racing title.

In the last event of the night, Jeff Askey, who is sitting number one in the world, rounded out the rodeo and became the bull riding champion with a 90-point ride on Pete Carr’s Bayou Bengal.

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Hannah Crandall

Hannah Crandall, Originally from Earth, Texas, a small town in the Texas panhandle, I was raised around rodeo, agriculture, and the western lifestyle. With a degree from Texas A&M University, I have found a passion for promoting the lifestyle that made me who I am today. I am an experienced writer, marketer, and event professional with a strong desire to share the stories of those in our industry. When I’m not busy seeking out ways to promote the western way of life, I enjoy following those I care about around to rodeos, hunting, and going on runs with my blue-eyed, blue-merle Australian Shepherd.


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