If you’re not paying attention to the NFR Playoff Series Finale in Puyallup, Washington, this weekend, are you even a fan of breakaway roping?
According to WPRA ground rules, a go round in Puyallup pays $3,600 and winning the Playoff finals pays $13,000. For perspective, there’s currently less than $10,000 separating No. 10 and No. 20 in the WPRA standings.
Here’s the 24 cowgirls entered and what’s at stake. See results from the first night at the bottom of this list.
** Denotes reigning World Champion
The “Long Shots”
First up is the group that’s going to have to make moves in a BIG way for Puyallup to pay off. If they’re going to make a move, this is the time.
Cianfichi isn’t in the NFBR conversation, but Puyallup could have a major impact on the Resistol Rookie standings race for this California cowgirl.
Resistol Rookie Standings Rank: 7
Resistol Rookie Earnings: $14,775.55
World Standings Rank: 41
World Standings Rank: 31
World Standings Rank: 27
World Standings Rank: 26
World Standings Rank: 24
World Standings Rank: 23
World Standings Rank: 22
These are the ladies on the outside of the bubble looking in, and are looking to make their move inside the top 15.
World Standings Rank: 20
Conner not only has an NFBR qualification on the line, she’s looking to maintain her No. 1 position in the Resistol Rookie race.
World Standings Rank: $39,364.22
Resistol Rookie Rank: 1
Resistol Rookie Earnings: $41,519.78
** Sawyer Gilbert
World Standings Rank: 18
World Standings Rank: 16
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Inside The Bubble
These cowgirls are on the bubble, but have the advantage of already being on the preferred side of the NFBR line. They are looking to maintain their position–or more preferably, move up the list so they can breathe easier for the remainder of September.
World Standings Rank: 15
World Standings Rank: 14
World Standings Rank: 13
World Standings Rank: 12
These are the cowgirls in the middle of the pack. They aren’t critically low, but they’re here to reap the rewards of their exceptional seasons and maintain their NFBR qualifying positions.
World Standings Rank: 10
World Standings Rank: 8
World Standings Rank: 7
World Standings: 6
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World Championship Hopefuls
Martha Angelone has had a chokehold on the No. 1 position since she surpassed Erin Johnson at the beginnning of the summer, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe. The ladies in the top five are some of the most notorious ropers in the game, and they aren’t handing the championship over to Angelone. Puyallup represents a chance for these ladies to close the gap.
World Standings Rank: 5
Lari Dee Guy
World Standings Rank: 4
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World Standings Rank: 3
World Standings Rank: $69,130.68
This one’s pretty self explanatory.
World Standings Rank: 1
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NFR Playoff Series
Puyallup, Washington, September 8-11
First Performance Results
1, (tie) Jordi Edens, Beau Peterson, Tacy Webb, 3.1, $2,700 each
4, Lari Dee Guy, 4.0, $900
Second Performance Results
1, Josie Connor, Iowa, La., 2.7 seconds, $3,600
2, Erin Johnson, Fowler, Colo., 3.1, $2,700
3, (tie) Beau Peterson, Council Grove, Kan., and Tacy Webb, Midway, Texas, 3.2, $1,350 each
WPRA Breakaway World Standings as of September 06, 2022
|1||Martha Angelone||Stephenville, TX||$102,419.84||87|
|2||Erin Johnson||Fowler, CO||$69,130.68||61|
|3||Taylor Hanchey||Carmine, TX||$63,411.51||75|
|4||Lari Dee Guy||Abilene, TX||$62,667.74||78|
|5||Taylor Munsell||Alva, OK||$61,930.91||79|
|6||Shelby Boisjoli||Stephenville, TX||$58,282.41||71|
|7||Joey Williams||Volborg, MT||$55,732.18||52|
|8||Rickie Engesser||Spearfish, SD||$54,723.63||48|
|9||Cadee Williams||Weatherford, TX||$53,114.44||57|
|10||Samantha Fulton||Miller, SD||$47,923.97||78|
|11||Cheyanne Guillory||Gainesville, TX||$46,459.81||82|
|12||J J Hampton||Stephenville, TX||$46,206.36||83|
|13||Jordi Edens||Gatesville, TX||$43,643.35||67|
|14||Danielle Lowman||Gilbert, AZ||$43,125.04||72|
|15||Beau Peterson||Council Grove, KS||$42,764.24||61|
|16||Jackie Crawford||Stephenville, TX||$42,718.75||83|
|17||Kelsie Domer||Dublin, TX||$42,192.88||25|
|18||Sawyer Gilbert||Buffalo, SD||$41,667.64||81|
|19||Josie Conner||Iowa, LA||$39,364.22||59|
|20||Amber Crawford||Boyd, TX||$37,176.51||78|
|21||Tiffany Schieck||Floresville, TX||$36,042.97||45|
|22||Amanda Coleman||Stephenville, TX||$34,876.45||82|
|23||Tacy Webb||Midway, TX||$33,632.02||79|
|24||Josey Murphy||Keachi, LA||$33,612.57||79|
|25||TiAda Gray||Portales, NM||$31,079.12||50|