Unveiling the Inspiring Journey of Taycie Matthews: College National Finals Rodeo Champion
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.
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.
Get ready for an exciting homestand as the Kansas City Outlaws welcome their star partner, Creed Humphrey, the Super Bowl Champion starting center for the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier this summer, Humphrey became the “Chief of Outlaw Attitude,” and now, the team is taking their partnership to the next level. Witness the thrilling action as “Creed” bucks inside T-Mobile Center during the PBR Teams League’s five-on-five bull riding games.
Get ready for the ultimate showdown at the “Daddy of ‘Em All”! The Cheyenne Frontier Days semi-final rounds have wrapped up, and now it’s time for the best of the best to go head to head in the finals. The anticipation is reaching a fever pitch as all the rodeo greats converge in one place for this thrilling event.
Fort Worth’s Ariat Texas Rattlers, the city’s first-ever professional bull riding team in the PBR Teams League, proudly announces a three-year partnership with Community Coffee, the nation’s #1 family-owned premium coffee company. The collaboration makes Community Coffee the team’s Official Coffee sponsor through 2025. Excitingly, the Rattlers have also renewed deals with Ariat, RTIC, and Cavender’s for the 2023 PBR season. Join us in celebrating these exciting partnerships that enhance the Western-lifestyle community and fortify the Rattlers’ position in the PBR family!
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!
PBR (Professional Bull Riders) plans to expand its exciting bull riding league, PBR Teams, by adding two new teams for the 2024 season. Bidding for team ownership has begun, with more than 30 prospective partners in discussions seeking to secure a place in the premier bull riding competition. The expansion follows the resounding success of PBR Teams’ inaugural season, capturing the enthusiasm of nearly 200,000 attendees at the league’s bull riding games.
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OpenBet and ALT Sports Data have revolutionized the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) experience by offering official pricing and odds for the first time. This groundbreaking partnership brings legal and official betting opportunities to PBR fans, starting with the highly anticipated 2023 PBR Team Series in Cheyenne, Wyoming. With OpenBet’s cutting-edge pricing and data services, fans can now engage in a more exhilarating betting experience for PBR events, including PBR Teams, Unleash The Beast, and the prestigious World Finals.