The Unstoppable Force: Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

In the world of professional rodeo, there’s a name that stands out as a symbol of tenacity and triumph—Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi. Hailing from Lampasas, Texas, and boasting two world championship titles (2007 and 2009), she is currently leading the world standings by a remarkable margin of over $35,000. With more than two decades of rodeo experience, Pozzi Tonozzi has made her mark, securing an impressive 16 qualifications for the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). The 2023 season has been a triumph for Pozzi Tonozzi, marked by significant victories at renowned rodeos such as the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo and the illustrious Calgary Stampede. Her exceptional partnership with the remarkable horse, Jets Top Gun, fondly known as Benny, has been the driving force behind her success. At the 2023 Reno Rodeo, she blazed through the arena to set a new record with a blistering 16.70-second run in the short round. Pozzi Tonozzi’s dominance continued at the Utah Days of ‘47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, where she further extended her lead in the world standings with an astounding $17,688 win, crossing the $3 million threshold in her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) career. Last year’s NFR showcased her prowess, with notable placements in four out of 10 rounds, including a tie for the win in the sixth round—her first NFR round victory since 2011. With her unmatched skill and determination, there’s no doubt she’ll be chasing a third NFR average title and a third world championship this year. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi continues to be an inspiration to aspiring cowgirls worldwide, showing that true grit and relentless effort can lead to triumph in the world of rodeo.

Rookie Phenom: Keenan Hayes Leads Rodeo’s Money Charts with Unstoppable Talent!

Keenan Hayes, the cowboy from Hayden, Colorado, is making waves in the world of professional rodeo with his outstanding performance in bareback riding. Already racking up over $189,000 in earnings with three months remaining in the 2023 season, Hayes continues to showcase his undeniable talent and determination. As the current leader in both the world standings and the Resistol Rookie of the Year standings, he has clinched victories at several prestigious events, including the 150th Silver Spurs Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, and the NFR Open. His journey began with mini steer riding at a young age, and he steadily climbed the ranks, becoming the NHSFR bareback riding champion in 2019. Now, as he vies for both the rookie and world titles in the same year, the rodeo community is in awe of this extraordinary talent. Keenan Hayes is undoubtedly a cowboy to watch, and his success story is far from over!