Rookie Radar: Springtime Look at Resistol Rookie Race

The 2023 WPRA Pro Rodeo Breakaway season has started, and Rookie of the Year contenders are preparing to tackle the summer season.

Marybeth Beam breakaway roping at WRWC
MaryBeth Beam is leading the Resistol Rookie of the Year race as of the end of March, 2023. Courtesy WCRA by Bull Stock Media

The 2023 WPRA Pro Rodeo Breakaway season has started, and ladies are wrapping up the winter rodeos and preparing to tackle the summer season, including the rookies. The newcomers are preparing to battle for their shot at the year-end Resistol Rookie title and the chance to qualify for the National Finals Breakaway Rodeo.

These standings are current as of March 30, 2023.

RankNameHometownMoneyRodeos Attended
1MaryBeth BeamPoetry, TX$4,52611
2Bethany StallonsEmelle, AR$4,0805
3Jade KenneyCanyon, TX$4,01613
4Braylee ShepherdNephi, UT$3,8628
5Erika FrostRanlett, UT$3,6388
6Ashley HendersonUriah, AL$2,9854
7Kayley KennemerAnderson, AL$2,3407
8Kenzie KeltonMayer, AZ$1,9252
9Emily GatelyTucson, AZ$1,5265
10Elisabeth Erickson-NoeLa Junta, CO$1,46013
Updated 3/30/23

Texas’ MaryBeth Beam is leading the field in the Resistol Rookie of the Year race with $4,526 in earnings. Beam moved into No. 1 after tying for second in Mercedes, Texas, March 16–18 with a time of 1.8 seconds, earnings $3,361.

Rookie Radar: Springtime Look At Resistol Rookie Race
Updated 3/30/23

With the summer run on the horizon, standings are bound to change and new faces emerge. Check back in to Breakaway Roping Journal for timely WPRA Breakaway coverage.

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