Learn which barrel racers earned the most and least money per rodeo during the 2022 regular season of ProRodeo en route to punching their NFR ticket.
For barrel racers, there’s many different paths to the NFR, and 2022’s ProRodeo regular season saw diverse cases.
At one end, No. 9 qualifier Kassie Mowry barely made her count to be eligible for the NFR, earning $92,553.30 in 26 rodeos. On the opposite side, No. 14 position holder Lisa Lockhart doubled down at the season’s end to earn $84,453.00 in 93 rodeos, getting close to the maximum 100 rodeos alotted.
No two cowgirls in the top 15 traveled identical routes throughout the season, and each of the 15—spare Jordon Briggs and Wenda Johnson—went to the same number of rodeos to clinch their qualification. Combined, the top 17 ladies in the world earned a total of $1,763,015.42, attended 1035 rodeos and earned an average of $1,703.40 per rodeo.
Note: Per WPRA rule No. 15.2.3. “There will be a minimum rodeo count for NFR eligibility of 25 WPRA approved rodeos and the World Finals.“
Here is the complete list of earnings per rodeo for the ladies headed to the NFR, along with the names that ended up just below the qualifying line. Click on each athlete’s name for more information.
|REAL RANK||NAME||SEASON EARNINGS||RODEO COUNT||EARNINGS PER RODEO|
|2||Dona Kay Rule||$127,441.79||37||$3,444.37|
|11||Bayleigh Choate (R)||$90,892.81||89||$1,021.27|
|12||Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi||$88,431.79||71||$1,245.52|
|16||Cheyenne Wimberley (G)||$82,677.99||82||$1,008.27|
If the world standings list was ordered by average earnings per rodeo, and not by total money earned, it would appear like this.
*Bold: signifies athletes who did not qualify for the 2022 NFR.*
|NAME||AVG. EARNINGS PER RODEO||RODEO COUNT||EARNINGS PER RODEO|
|4||Dona Kay Rule||$3,444.37||37||4|
|12||Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi||$1,245.52||71||12|
|15||Bayleigh Choate (R)||$1,021.27||89||15|
|16||Cheyenne Wimberley (G)||$1,008.27||82||16|