Nine Team Durango athletes represented the Official Boot of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world, taking home a combined $755,000 in winnings. Team Durango ambassador Garrett Yerigan was also named PRCA Announcer of the Year.
“The Team Durango roster made us incredibly proud during the 2021 NFR in Las Vegas,” said Erin DeLong, marketing manager. “These individuals pour their heart and soul into their craft, and their hard work paid off at this year’s event. We extend heartfelt congratulations to all who competed this year.”
The two newest additions to the Team Durango roster secured impressive titles in their sport. Barrel racer Jordon Briggs placed in nine out of 10 rounds, securing the title of the 2021 World Champion earning $184,000, and team roper Erich Rogers earned the title of Reserve World Champion with over $97,000 in earnings.
Athletes Kelsie Domer and Stevi Hillman secured fourth and fifth in the world in breakaway roping and barrel racing, respectively. Steer wrestler Jacob Talley finished third in the world bringing home more than $90,000, saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston finished fifth in the world and bareback rider Orin Larsen finished twelfth. Despite tragically losing his horse only 10 days before the event, tie-down roper Shane Hanchey finished fourth in the world. Veteran barrel horse racer Lisa Lockhart placed in three rounds.
(Press release courtesy of Durango Boots.)