In the fast-paced world of rodeo, Riley Webb and Shad Mayfield stand out as rising stars in tie-down roping. These two young cowboys, both under the age of 25, have formed a unique alliance that has seen them supporting each other’s journeys in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) for the past two seasons. This partnership has fostered a true “iron sharpens iron” dynamic, allowing them to draw energy and inspiration from each other’s successes, leading to their remarkable domination on the rodeo circuit.
As the current top contenders in the 2023 world standings, Webb and Mayfield have showcased their skill and determination, recently securing the champion and reserve champion average titles at the Reno Rodeo with impressive times of 25.8 and 26.0 seconds on three head, respectively.
Webb, a 19-year-old talent hailing from Denton, Texas, emerged onto the scene and made his mark by amassing a notable $200,000 in earnings. His victories at various events including the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo, the Redding Rodeo, and the Rodeo Houston have solidified his reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old Mayfield, a former world champion and four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier, has continued to shine in the 2023 season. His triumphs at rodeos like the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, and the Santa Rosa Roundup have contributed to his impressive earnings of over $127,000. As the summer rodeo season draws to a close, all eyes are on this dynamic pair as they make their mark on the rodeo world.