national western stock show and rodeo cowgirl magazine
Photo courtesy of Jimmie Smith on Instagram.……

The 2023 ProRodeo season is in full swing. The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colorado, is the official indicator that the big winter rodeos are starting. With a total purse of $533,215, the tournament-style rodeo helps give competitors a boost in the standings early on.

NWSSR 2023 Champions:

Barrel Racing – Jimmie Smith-Tew, 14.83
Bareback Riding – Garrett Shadbolt, 89.5 points
Steer Wrestling – Jace Melvin, 4.2 seconds
Team Roping – Clay Smith & Jake Long, 3.9 seconds
Saddle Bronc Riding – Stetson Wright, 90 points
Tie-Down Roping – Riley Webb, 7.2 seconds
Bull Riding – Bryce Burnell, 91 points

Congratulations to all the winners! Here’s to a prosperous winter run and 2023 season.