Tuf Cooper will Wear No. 1 Back Number at National Finals Rodeo 2017

Three-time world champion Tuf Cooper of Weatherford, TX will wear the number 1 back number at the National Finals Rodeo 2017. He’ll enter the year ended Las Vegas NFR 2017.

The 27-year-old is ranked No. 1 in the PRCA’s 2017 world all-around title race with $214,131. Tuf has qualified nine times for the WNFR in 2008-2017 and this is the first time he will wear No. 1 back number in both world all-around and tie-down roping title races. In the meantime, Trevor Brazile, 40, wore the No. 1 back number.

Moreover, Cooper was a world title contender only in tie-down roping when he earned his first eight NFR berths. Tuf earned Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s tie-down roping world titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Cooper’s fans will be happy to learn that he has become a world-class steer roper as well as the world-class tie-down roper, which bring him a world all-around title contender. Next, he will be seen at the Steer Roping finals in Mulvane, KS, November 10th-11th. Then the NFR 2017 in Vegas.

Three-time WNFR qualifier, Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, will wear the No. 2 back number. He grabs the number one position in the 2017 bareback riding world title race and his total earning is $201,916 in the regular season.

23-time PRCA world champion, Trevor Brazile will wear the No. 3 back number at the Las Vegas-based NFR 2017.

Saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley, barrel racer Tiany Schuster and bull rider Sage Kimzey will wear consecutively No. 4, 5, 6 back number.

According to prorodeo.com, no competitor at the 2017 WNFR will wear the number 58.

“In coordination with Las Vegas Events,” PRCA Chief Operating Officer, Aaron Enget said, “we have decided not to issue the number 58 as a way to pay our respects to the victims of this tragedy.”

2017 Nationals Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER has finally released the NFR back numbers. The 2017 Wrangler NFR back numbers are as follows:

  1. Tuf Cooper (Weatherford, Texas)
  2. Tim O’Connell (Zwingle, Iowa)
  3. Trevor Brazile (Decatur, Texas)
  4. Jacobs Crawley (Boerne, Texas)
  5. Tiany Schuster (Krum, Texas)
  6. Sage Kimzey (Strong City, Oklahoma)
  7. Zeke Thurston (Big Valley, Alberta)
  8. Ty Erickson (Helena, Montana)
  9. Caleb Smidt (Bellville, Texas)
  10. Garrett Smith (Rexburg, Idaho)
  11. Stevi Hillman (Weatherford, Texas)
  12. Junior Nogueira (Burleson, Texas)
  13. Ryle Smith (Oakdale, California)
  14. Kaleb Driggers (Albany, Georgia)
  15. Erich Rogers (Round Rock, Arizona)
  16. Tanner Aus (Granite Falls, Minnesota)
  17. Cory Petska (Marana, Arizona)
  18. Russell Cardoza (Terrebonne, Oregon)
  19. Clayton Biglow (Clements, California)
  20. Shane Hanchey (Sulphur, La.)
  21. CoBurn Bradshaw (Beaver, Utah)
  22. Luke Brown (Stephenville, Texas)
  23. Paul Eaves (Lonedell, Mo.)
  24. Marcos Costa (Childress, Texas)
  25. Clay Smith (Broken Bow, Oklahoma)
  26. Billie Jack Saebens (Nowata, Oklahoma)
  27. Cody DeMoss (Heflin, Louisiana)
  28. Jake Long (Coffeyville, Kansas)
  29. Tyler Pearson (Louisville, Mississippi)
  30. Olin Hannum (Malad, Idaho)
  31. Dakota Eldridge (Elko, Nevada)
  32. J.R. Vezain (Cowley, Wyoming)
  33. Wyatt Denny (Minden, Nevada)
  34. Tyson Durfey (Savannah, Mo.)
  35. Caleb Bennett (Tremonton, Utah)
  36. Brody Cress (Hillsdale, Wyoming)
  37. Tyler Waguespack (Gonzales, Louisiana)
  38. Coleman Proctor (Pryor, Oklahoma)
  39. Jake Brown (Hillsboro, Texas)
  40. Hardy Braden (Welch, Oklahoma)
  41. Amberleigh Moore (Salem, Oregon)
  42. Jake Vold (Ponoka, Alberta)
  43. Marty Yates (Stephenville, Texas)
  44. Richmond Champion (The Woodlands, Texas)
  45. Joe Frost (Randlett, Utah)
  46. Layton Green (Meeting creek, Alberta)
  47. Travis Graves (Jay, Oklahoma)
  48. Scott Guenthner (Provost, Alberta)
  49. Baylor Roche (Tremonton, Utah)
  50. Orin Larsen (Inglis, Manitoba)
  51. Sterling Crawley (Stephenville, Texas)
  52. Brady Minor (Ellensburg, Washington)
  53. Riley Minor (Ellensburg, Washington)
  54. Taci Bettis (Round Top, Texas)
  55. Ryder Wright (Milford, Utah)
  56. Cody Snow (Los Olivos, California)
  57. Ryan Jarrett (Comanche, Oklahoma)
  1. Bill Tutor
  2. Ty Wallace (Collbran, Colorado)
  3. Matt Shiozawa (Chubbock, Idaho)
  4. Hailey Kinsel (Cotulla, Texas)
  5. Steven Dent (Mullen, Nebraska)
  6. Chad Masters (Cedar Hill, Tennessee)
  7. Trey Benton III (Rock Island, Texas)
  8. Jake Wright (Milford, Utah)
  9. Wesley Thorp (Throckmorton, Texas)
  10. R.C. Landingham (Hat Creek, California)
  11. Tim Bingham (Honeyville, Utah)
  12. Ty Breuer (Mandan, N.D.)
  13. Heith DeMoss (Heflin, La.)
  14. Dustin Bird (Cut Bank, Montana)
  15. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi (Victoria, Texas)
  16. Cole Melancon (Liberty, Texas)
  17. Taos Muncy (Corona, New Mexico)
  18. Randall Carlisle (Athens, Louisiana)
  19. J.C. Malone (Plain City, Utah)
  20. Mason Clements (Santaquin, Utah)
  21. Timber Moore (Aubrey, Texas)
  22. Cade Swor (Winnie, Texs)
  23. Cooper Martin (Alma, Kansas)
  24. Tillar Murray (Fort Worth, Texas)
  25. Cory Solomon (Prairie View, Texas)
  26. Clay Elliott (Nanton, Alberta)
  27. Tanner Milan (Cochrane, Alberta)
  28. Nellie Miller (Cottonwood, California)
  29. Joseph Harrison (Overbrook, Oklahoma)
  30. Clay Tryan (Billings, Montana)
  31. Jade Corkill (Fallon, Nevada)
  32. Nick Guy (Sparta, Wisconsin)
  33. Jordan Spears (Redding, California)
  34. Tom Richards (Humboldt, Arizona)
  35. Kathy Grimes (Medical Lake, Washington)
  36. Jr. Dees (Aurora, South Dakota)
  37. Sydni Blanchard (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  38. Kyle Irwin (Robertsdale, Alabama)
  39. Tyler McKnight (Wells, Texas)
  40. Dustin Bowen (Waller, Texas)
  41. Dustin Egusquiza (Mariana, Florida)
  42. Jake Minor (Ellensburg, Washington)
  43. Garrett Rogers (Baker City, Oregon)
  44. Charly Crawford (Prineville, Oregon)
  45. Audy Reed (Spearman, Texas)
  46. Jon Ragatz (Beetown, Wisconsin)
  47. Kellie Collier (Hereford, Texas)
  48. Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta)
  49. Jesse Wright (Milford, Utah)
  50. J.D. Struxness (Appleton, Minnesota)
  51. Lisa Lockhart (Oelrichs, S.D.)
  52. Roscoe Jarboe (New Plymouth, Idaho)
  53. Jeremy Buhler (Abbotsford, B.C.)
  54. Trevor Reiste (Linden, Iowa)
  55. Kory Koontz (Stephenville, Texas)
  56. Rowdy Parrott (Mamou, Louisiana)
  57. Chason Floyd (Buffalo, South Dakota)
  58. Guthrie Murray (Miami, Oklahoma)
  59. Ivy Conrado (Hudson, Colorado)
  60. Brennon Eldred (Sulpur, Okla)
  61. Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas)
  62. Kimmie Wall (Roosevelt, Utah)
  63. Kassie Mowry (Dublin, Texas)

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One Step Behind The 2017 National Finals Rodeo

National Finals Rodeo (NFR) fans are waiting to learn the top 15 contestants after ending the regular season on September 30. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) stand knock at the door to conclude their regular season at Stephenville, Amarillo and Apache, Oklahoma.

The top 15 cowboys will be qualified by PRCA/WPRA’s standings for the December 7-16 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The Cowboys have only chance to in the National Finals at Stephenville, Amarillo and Apache rodeos. Tuf Cooper, three-time tie-down roping world champ, entered the Stephenville rodeo with ranked No. 16. Cooper is now focusing his eyes to earn his first National Finals steer roping berth.

The PRCA Steer Roping Slack was held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Lone Star Arena. Cooper has earned $4,077 in Stephenville steer roping and picked up a $798 check at the Apache rodeo grabbing the second position in the steer roping.

Photo credit: William Kierce

Moreover, Tuf Cooper may have earned more in this season at Stephenville, Amarillo, and Apache which may bring a National Finals steer roping back number for him. Cooper is also ranked No. 1 in tie-down roping and he has the chance to be more fierce in the all-around race at Las Vegas NFR 2017.

Trevor Brazile, 13-time world all-around champ, confirms his berths in the tie-down roping (sixth) and steer roping (fifth) as well as ranked second position in the 2017 world all-around standings.

In the 2017 world all-around race Cooper is currently ranked No. 1 earning with $211,927 and Trevor holds the second with $174,045.

Trevor Brazile wins the all-around title at the Tri-State Fair Rodeo on September 21-23. The 23 world title holder in the PRCA has earned $7,560 in team roping and steer roping at the Amarillo National Center.

Will Lowe, three-time world champion, scores 86 in the bareback riding but he has to share the title with Steven Dent.

The Amarillo steer wrestling ended with a tie between Chason Floyd, Jason Thomas, and Blake Mindemann due to turning same times of 3.6 seconds.

In the Amarillo saddle bronc riding, Cort Scheer clinched the title with an 85 point. Riker Carter and Garrett Tribble have shared their title scoring 86.5 at Andrews Rodeo. Christine Laughlin finished No. 1 with a 16.74 in the barrel racing.

We have a day in hand to find the top 15 qualifier cowboys for 2017 NFR. Check out the standings here after 30th September.

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