ProRodeo Sports News - Feb. 18, 2022

FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO Stetson keeps sizzling

The winter stop in Fort Worth, Texas, has been very profitable for StetsonWright. Wright, the reigning and three- time all-around world champ and current saddle bronc world champ had a memorable experience. On Jan. 19, Weight won the Swels – Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event at Dickies Arena and earned $19,654. The Milford, Utah, star did even better at the Fort Stock Show and Rodeo in saddle bronc riding, leaving town with $25,880 in that event. Wright collected $20,000 of that haul when he won the finals with a 91.5-point ride Macza Pro Rodeo’s OLS Tubs Get Smart. That came on the heels of Wright’s semifinal ride where he set the arena record with his 92-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Y U R Friskey and earned $4,000. Wright’s ride on Get Smart comes as no surprise as that horse was selected as the Wrangler NFR top saddle bronc horse the last two years. “She stalled there for a second and blew out hard and luckily got her marked out,” Wright said. “Everything after that, I was trying to stay back, and lift and it ended up working the way I wanted to.” Cody Wright, Stetson’s father and two-time PRCA Saddle Bronc World Champion in 2008 and 2010, had the Fort Worth record with a 91.5-point ride in 2011. Stetson was thrilled to keep the record in the family. “To hear my name in the same sentence as my dad as far as riding goes is pretty special,” Stetson said. “So, to have my name up there with his is pretty awesome.” The victory for Stetson in Fort Worth didn’t come easy. He won the wildcard round with an 88.5-point trip on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Beaver Bend to stay in the mix for the Fort Worth crown. “It was dang sure harder,” Wright said about his journey to claim Fort Worth glory. “I had to get on some different types of horses through the whole set. I had some hard ones to ride, but the last few I got on were everything a guy would want. You stub your toe; they are going to buck you off and I was just lucky enough to do my job on all of them.”

James Phifer photo Saddle bronc rider Stetson Wright won the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with his 91.5-point ride on Macza Pro Rodeo’s OLS Tubs Get Smart in the finals. Wright earned $25,880 in saddle bronc riding in Fort Worth.

ProRodeo Sports News 2/18/2022


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