It’s safe to say this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was one to remember! We were all on the edge of our seats until the 10th round because no one had sealed their world title wins yet. Some history was even made this year, with some long-standing records being broken. Congratulations to all the champions!
The Texas cowgirl won her first Gold Buckle and NFR average title. Her horse Famous Lil Jet “Rollo” was named the AQHA Horse of the Year for 2021 as well. The team made 10 clean runs in 136.82 seconds for a new NFR average record. They were the only team to make 10 clean runs, and in her winning interview Jordon said they had not hit a barrel throughout the 2021 season!
Sawyer Gilbert became the 2021 NFBR World Champion and Average Champion. She was the only cowgirl to rope all 10 calves over the two-day event. The future is looking bright for breakaway!
Stetson Wright finished out 10 days in Vegas with World Titles in Saddle Bronc Riding and his third straight All Around. But that’s not all! He finished the season with a PRCA regular-season record of $686,513 and won the all-around title with a record $585,850.
Kaycee Feild made history as the very first bareback rider with SIX world titles! Looking forward to more years watching this amazing competitor.
Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins
Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins broke the NFR Team Roping average record that was set by Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper in 1994.
Sage Kimzey took one step closer to tying Donny Gay’s record of 8 world titles in the bull riding.
We can’t wait to see what the 2022 season has in store!