Scheer wins second consecutive NFR round in saddle bronc

Cort Sheer posted a ride of 92 points last night and set a record for the round.

LAS VEGAS – Two days ago, before the 60th edition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo opened, saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer was sitting in ninth place and ready to make his first Finals appearance since 2015.

Over the next two days, Scheer has won back-to-back rounds, posted a round record, won $62,462 and climbed all the way to third in the 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings.


Scheer won his second consecutive round Friday, Dec. 7, taking Round 2 with a 92-point ride on Hi Lo ProRodeo’s Larry Culpepper in front of 16,893 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Scheer’s 92-point ride broke the previous Round 2 record of 90 points, set by Dan Mortensen in 2003. 

“Oh, man, it was all horse again tonight, and that horse was half of it or more,” Scheer said. “My spur-out was good tonight, and I wanted to work on that, and I was having a lot of fun.”

Scheer won Round 1 with an 86.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Y U R Frisky.

No surprise, Scheer is rather enjoying all this winning.

“It’s the goal,” said Scheer, of Elsmere, Neb. “You want to win every round and keep building off it, and then take that momentum and just have fun tomorrow.”

Scheer had not been aboard Larry Culpepper before Friday. But he did a little research.

“I heard Bradley Harter got him in Albuquerque, and he could have been 90 on him,” Scheer said. “Jake Wright showed me a video, and I knew I had to stay under my rein.”

Scheer’s earnings in 2018 have grown to $164,304. He’s about $31,000 behind defending world champion Ryder Wright, who climbed into the lead Friday.

Scheer is hoping to just keep chipping away at those in front of him.

“It’s just building off it,” he said. “I’m drawing good and the chips are falling for me, so I’m praising God for it, and I know he has a lot more blessings left in him.”

Saddle Bronc Riding

Stock ContractorStock NamePrize Money
21Cort Scheer92.00Hi Lo ProRodeoLarry Culpepper$26,230.77
22Ryder Wright88.00Brookman RodeoKid Rock$20,730.77
23Jake Wright87.50Dakota RodeoCash Deal$15,653.85
24Zeke Thurston85.00Silver Spurs ClubBest Hope$11,000.00
25/6Wade Sundell84.50Calgary StampedeZaka Kibitz$5,500.00
25/6Clay Elliott84.50Frontier RodeoMiss Ellie$5,500.00
2CoBurn Bradshaw83.50J Bar JSpecial Time$0.00
2Jacobs Crawley81.00Hi Lo ProRodeoGarden City Gal$0.00
2Isaac DiazCBridwell Pro RodeosMomma’s Boy$0.00
2Taos MuncyCStace Smith Pro RodeosUtopia$0.00
2Joey Sonnier IIICVold Rodeo Co.Happy Valley$0.00
2Brody CressCFlying Five RodeoSundance$0.00
2Chase BrooksCFrontier RodeoLett’er Rip$0.00
2Sterling CrawleyCStace Smith Pro RodeosPony Man$0.00
2Rusty WrightCLancaster & Jones Pro RodeoTotal Equines Angel Fire$0.00


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