Think you know who has an NFBR qualificaiton locked in? Guess again.

There’s one month left in the ProRodeo season, and a potential upset to the world standings is looming on the horizon.

With $12,000 separating No. 9 in the world standings from No. 22—nobody is safe with the $74,500.00 in added money at the NFR Playoff Series Finale in Puyallup, Washington.

If you’re wondering what the NFR Playoff Series is, click here for a fast facts sheet.

Back to the good stuff. The top 23 in the NFR Playoff Series who earned points all season long at Playoff events will get to compete in Puyallup, and all eyes will be on Ellensburg, Washington—the final stop in the Playoff series. As of August 25, here is how the points stacked up.

NFR Playoff Series RankNamePointsWorld Standings RankEarnings
1Erin Johnson5096.252$67,595.51 
2Taylor Munsell4895.975$61,930.91 
3Taylor Hanchey4811.573$63,411.51 
4Martha Angelone4187.591$97,916.42 
5Lari Dee Guy4182.274$62,667.74 
6Shelby Boisjoli4148.746$58,282.41 
7Amanda Coleman3072.4719$34,154.02 
8Samantha Fulton3058.4110$46,253.35 
9Jackie Crawford2997.721$33,147.15 
10Hope Thompson2647.9425$31,015.94 
11Brighton Bauman2394.1230$27,047.88 
12Jordi Edens2371.8415$41,321.93 
13Danielle Lowman2185.7416$40,068.77 
14Sawyer Gilbert2185.6714$41,324.54 
15JJ Hampton2086.8512$43,108.98 
16Kelsie Domer2076.8213$42,192.88 
17Joey Williams2045.79$46,253.35 
18Tacy Webb1957.7924$31,462.60 
19Bradi Good1931.7833$25,249.72 
20Amber Crawford1914.8218$35,931.86 
21Lynn Smith1907.8941$20,535.77 
22Macy Young1888.832$25,508.85 
23Josie Conner (R)1850.5317$39,364.22 
24Gianna Cianfichi (R)1813.3570$10,296.35 
25Madison Outhier1719.2328$29,061.71 
For full NFR Playoff standings, click here.

Okay….so what does that mean?

The World Championship Race

Martha Angelone has had an absolutely dominating year. However, Erin Johnson—who held onto the No. 1 position until the summer run, when Angelone took off like a rocket—has steadily held No. 2 and began closing the gap. Taylor Hanchey has been on a heater during the month of August and is creeping up quickly in the world standings, hanging just behind Johnson and not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. With the top six in the world sitting well in the NFR Playoff Series standings, don’t count out Guy, Munsell and Boisjoli when the money’s on the line.

The Bubble

The safety line will be shifting in the month of September. At the beginning of August, BRJ estimated that the “Red Zone,” also known as the danger zone was at then No. 11 in the standings, Samantha Fulton with $36,281.66 in earnings. Compare that to one short month later, and Fulton has earned an additional $10,000 that has barely kept her above water. Also in early August, the No. 15 position was held by Danielle Lowman with $28,898.30. As of August 29, that No. 15 line is held by Jordi Edens with $41,321.93. Inside the top 23 in the Playoff Series standings currently sit No. 11-19 in the world standings, so that can easily shake up the bubble. Don’t count out Jackie Crawford and Hope Thompson inside the top 25, either. With Puyallup getting thrown in the mix, it’s hard to say what it will take to get to the NFBR in 2022, but we are certain that the NFR Playoff Series is going to impact that outcome in a big way.

Fourth-Quarter Crunch Time: Circuit Standings Update

Notably, Engesser and Guillory had five-figure earning weekends during the last week of August, splitting the win at San Juan Capistrano, California, and also splitting a round at Kennewick, Washington, which Engesser went onto tie for the win at with Tacy Webb, another player in the bubble conversation if she can pull through in September.

📝 If you just came for the quick notes, here’s the summary. 📝

There is $74,500 added in the breakaway roping in Puyallup, Washington. There is $13,582 separating No. 11 and No. 25 in the world. You will want to stay tuned to see the final roster for Puyallup, once points are totaled next week.

(It is also worth noting, Ellensburg, Washington, is offering $25,500 in the breakaway roping, and Walla Walla, Washington, has $10,000 added this weekend.)

WPRA World Standings (As of August 29, 2022)

1Martha AngeloneStephenville, TX$97,916.4280
2Erin JohnsonFowler, CO$67,595.5154
3Taylor HancheyCarmine, TX$63,411.5168
4Lari Dee GuyAbilene, TX$62,667.7475
5Taylor MunsellAlva, OK$61,930.9175
6Shelby BoisjoliStephenville, TX$58,282.4163
7Rickie EngesserSpearfish, SD$53,409.9842
8Cadee WilliamsWeatherford, TX$52,231.4054
9Joey WilliamsVolborg, MT$46,902.0246
10Samantha FultonMiller, SD$46,253.3574
11Cheyanne GuilloryGainesville, TX$44,600.3176
12J J HamptonStephenville, TX$43,108.9875
13Kelsie DomerDublin, TX$42,192.8825
14Sawyer GilbertBuffalo, SD$41,324.5474
15Jordi EdensGatesville, TX$41,321.9359
16Danielle LowmanGilbert, AZ$40,068.7766
17Josie ConnerIowa, LA$39,364.2253
18Amber CrawfordBoyd, TX$35,931.8673
19Amanda ColemanStephenville, TX$34,154.0275
20Beau PetersonCouncil Grove, KS$33,911.6054
21Jackie CrawfordStephenville, TX$33,147.1575
22Tiffany SchieckFloresville, TX$32,475.9539
23Josey MurphyKeachi, LA$32,424.5673
24Tacy WebbMidway, TX$31,462.6071
25Hope ThompsonAbilene, TX$31,015.9477
26TiAda GrayPortales, NM$29,437.9644
27Bryana LehrmannLexington, TX$29,356.1073
28Madison OuthierFulshear, TX$29,061.7165
29Jordan Jo HollabaughCanyon, TX$27,852.2875
30Brighton BaumanBurleson, TX$27,047.8865
For full WPRA standings, click here.

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