PRCA standings update, college rodeo results and more! | Nebraska Rodeo Update for April 20th

PRCA standings update, college rodeo results and more! | Nebraska Rodeo Update for April 20th
April 19th, 2024 | Rebel Sjeklocha

The Nebraska Rodeo Update is a weekly radio program designed to highlight Nebraska rodeo and western events. The program sheds light on the success of Nebraska athletes, rodeos, and cowboy culture in the Cornhusker state. Listen to the update, or read highlights from the program below!

Program Overview:

  • PRCA World Standings Update
  • College Rodeo Update with Athlete Interview (Jaya Nelson, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
  • High School Rodeo Teaser
  • Breaking the Barrier Preview

Listen to the Nebraska Rodeo Update here:

PRCA World Standings

As the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association regular season continues, some Cornhusker cowboys are finding themselves climbing the standings. Here’s a look at event leaders, as well as where our Nebraska athletes are sitting. Information per as of 4/19.


  • 1st: Marcus Theriot – $40,550.07

Bareback Riding

  • 1st: Leighton Berry – Weatherford, TX | $77,138.80
  • 2nd: Garrett Shadbolt – Merriman, NE | $61,763.50
  • 44th: Gauge McBride – Kearney, NE | $11,584.52

Saddle Bronc Riding

  • 1st: Damian Brennan – Injune, QL | $121,281.28
  • 12th: Zeke Thurston – Big Valley, AB | $39,088.80 (NE Sandhills family ties)
  • 24th: Cort Scheer – Elsmere, NE | $24,920.54

Bull Riding

  • 1st: Creek Young – Rogersville, MO | $100,148.71

Steer Wrestling

  • 1st: Dakota Eldridge – Elko, NV | $62,758.22
  • 42nd: Boyd Sawyer – Thedford, NE | $11,452.56
  • 49th: Gus Franzen – Kearney, NE | $9,223.34

Team Roping

  • 1st place header: JC Yeahquo – Mandaree, ND | $63,174.40
  • 1st place heeler: Buddy Hawkins – Stephenville, TX | $67,740.46

Tie Down Roping

  • 1st: Shad Mayfield – Clovis, NM | $104,878.79

Steer Roping

  • 1st: Cole Patterson – Pawnee, OK | $34,858.94
  • 31st: Tanner Stec – Bassett, NE | $6,911.21

Barrel Racing

  • 1st: Leslie Smalygo = Skiatook, OK | $68,074.49

Breakaway Roping

  • 1st: Jackie Crawford – Stephenville, TX | $77,662.37

College Rodeo Results

For a look at how Nebraska college rodeo teams and athletes performed the weekend of April 12th, click here:

Nebraska High School Rodeo Teaser

The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association spring season will kick off this weekend, April 20th, at the Kiplinger Arena in McCook, NE.

Student athletes from across the state will pick up where they left off in the standings from the fall season, and work to qualify for the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo that will take place in Burwell this June.

Breaking the Barrier Teaser

Season 4 of Breaking the Barrier launched April 16th with professional steer wrestler and 5x Wrangler National Finals Qualifier, Jacob Talley. New episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays.

This week’s episode will highlight professional bullfighter, Chuck Swisher.

Breaking the Barrier is a western lifestyle podcast highlighting those breaking barriers both in and out of the arena. Hosted by Rebel Sjeklocha.

Find the latest episode here:

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