COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – With a payday of $ 8,860 at the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo in Puyallup, Stetson Wright added more than just one more all-round title to his résumé.
The Milford, Utah cowboy made ProRodeo history by becoming the regular season’s top-tier all-round money maker with $ 285,135 in the saddle and bull, the PRCA reported in a weekly press release Monday. The PRCA regular season ends on September 30th.
ProRodeo legend Trevor Brazile held the record, earning $ 218,852 in the 2015 regular season standings. Brazil’s total cash was originally reported at $ 282,242, but that number was incorrect as it included the money he made in the 2015 National Finals Steer Roping, the publication explains.
“I think it’s going pretty well,” Wright said in the press release about his season. “I think I never think about the money won and never about records. I just think gold buckles. So it’s pretty great to hear that. “
Brazile, who won a PRCA record of 26 world championships and earned more than $ 7 million in career income, is an inspiration to many cowboys on the rodeo trail, including Wright.
“Having my name in the same sentence as Trevor Brazile is pretty great,” Wright said in the press release. “And breaking a record set by the 26-time world champion rate is also pretty special.”