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RODEO NFR 2018

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

GERRY - Two cowboys who have won their respective events at the annual Gerry Rodeo in the past are headed for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at the top of the World Standings based on their money winnings for the year, while a third former Gerry contestant is ranked in the top ten.


Bareback bronc rider Tim O’Connell, from Zwingle, Iowa, heads the list with total winnings of $187,000 earned this year. Jacob Crawley, whose home is Boerne, Texas, leads the saddle bronc riders with a total of $168,000, while his brother Sterling Crawley is ranked tenth in that event, having earned $89,000.


The nationally televised National Finals Rodeo features $10 million in prize money in the seven traditional rodeo events and is currently underway, running for ten nights through Saturday, December 15. Rodeo fans can view it nightly beginning at 10 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.


The top 15 contestants in each event in the World Standings qualify for the rodeo and will compete nightly for ten performances, with their money total won in Las Vegas added to their year’s winnings to determine the World Champion in each event. This is the culmination of more than 600 rodeos nationwide sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.


The local Gerry Rodeo, sponsored by the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department, will be celebrating its 75th consecutive year with more than 200 professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for $50,000 in prize money for four nights, July 31-August 3. Additional information is available at the rodeo website www.gerryrodeo.org


📷 Bareback bronc rider Tim O’Connell, who has won his event at the Gerry Rodeo, heads into the National Finals Rodeo at the top of the World Standings.

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