After coming into the finals in third position, Nellie Miller can now add Average Champion and the 2017 WORLD CHAMPION to her resume, as we close up the books on the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Over ten rounds, Miller and Sister won $167,961.54 including their average money win worth $67,269.23.
Hailey Kinsel is your Reserve World Champion, and was the Reserve Top Gun winner. Hailey ran two of the fastest runs in the last ten rounds including a 13.11 and 13.17, both smashing the old record of a 13.37. Kassie Mowry also broke this record with a 13.36. Kinsel finished the 2017 season with $288,091.50, and won $179,384.63 over the ten rounds.
Tiany Schuster finishes in third position after winning $24,961.54 at the finals, and no average money.
Just looking ahead here, but CALGARY IS GOING TO BE SALTY!
FAVOURITE RUN TO WATCH of the finals: Sydni Blanchard Round 10. (Hailey and her fast times were obviously fun too, but man, this run was something else)
Best Dressed: Nellie Miller – love the daily Canadian tuxedo.
Your event champions are as follows:
Bareback Riding World Champion – Tim O’Connell $371,415.80
Steer Wrestling World Champion – Ty Pearson $265,457.02
Team Roping World Champions – Erich Rogers and Cory Petska $265,416.73 each
Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion – Ryder Wright $284,938.38
Tie-Down Roping World Champion – Marcos Costa $317,421.33
Barrel Racing World Champion – Nellie Miller $308,498.29
Bull Riding World Champion – Sage Steele Kimzey $436,479.19
At just 23 years old, Sage Kimzey holds the single season earnings record in any event in the PRCA at $436,479.19.
Tuf Cooper is the All-Around Champion, and leaves Vegas with a FIANCE. Congrats to he and Tiffany. He proposed as he received his all-around buckle.
Marcos Costa is your Top Gun Champion, Hailey Kinsel was second.
Jake Vold finished with 598.5 on 7, 14th in the average 7th in the world and $185,705.50 to his name. Orin Larsen with 727.0 on 9, 12th in the average 8th in the world $171,009.22. Zeke Thurston ended up with 563.0 on 7, 10th in the average and 7th in the world with $199,917.03. Layton Green was 498.5 on 6, 13th in the average 9th in the world finishing the 2017 season with $156,292.09. Clay Elliot went 496.0 on 6, 14th in the average and the world finishing the season with $121,754.78. Jeremy Buhler went 17.40 on 3 15th in the average and the world standings $98,101.77. Tanner Milan was 35.60 on 8, 12th in the average and 8th in the world finishing the 2017 season with $156,265.55. Scott Guenther was 58.30 on 10, 5th in the average and 6th in the standings $186,839.29. Finally, bull rider Jordan Hansen ended up with 338.0 on 4, was 6th in the average and finished 8th in the world with $180,294.63.
Congratulations to our Canadian men, you’ve made us proud.
Round Ten Barrel Results
1 Hailey Kinsel 13.17 $26,230.77
2 Sydni Blanchard 13.39 $20,730.77
3 Amberleigh Moore 13.42 $15,653.85
4 Taci Bettis 13.54 $11,000.00
5 Ivy Conrado 13.60 $6,769.23
6 Lisa Lockhart 13.76 $4,230.77
Nellie Miller 13.85 $0.00
Tiany Schuster 13.92 $0.00
Kathy Grimes 13.97 $0.00
Tillar Murray 14.00 $0.00
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi 14.08 $0.00
Kellie Collier 14.25 $0.00
Stevi Hillman 14.35 $0.00
Kassie Mowry 18.49 $0.00
Kimmie Wall 21.83 $0.00
Unofficial World Standings
Nellie Miller $ 308,498.29
Hailey Kinsel $ 288,091.50
Tiany Schuster$ 285,339.10
Amber Moore $240,806.43
Ivy Conrado $ 232,520.64
Tillar Murray $ 203,904.41
Lisa Lockhart $ 203,550.48
Stevi Hillman $ 199,619.05
Kassie Mowry $ 189,047.43
Taci Bettis $ 162,446.22
Britt Pozzi Tonozzi $ 161,173.15
Kathy Grimes $ 150,977.69
Sydni Blanchard $ 144,515.60
Kellie Collier $ 108,145.64
Kimmie Wall $ 86,294.13
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