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Your 2022 NFR World Champions

What a wild ride this year was! We can’t thank all of our supporters and followers enough. It was a great week in Las Vegas and we can’t wait for next year. Below you can find all NFR Round 10 Results, 2022 NFR World Champions, and Average wins for the 2022 NFR.

WNFR Round 10 Winners, World Champions & Overall Results

Congratulations to all of the Round Winners & Year-end winners for the tenth and final night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2022!

Bareback Riding

Round Winner: Kaycee Feild |  Average Winner: Jess Pope | World Champion: Jess Pope

Jess Pope captured his first World Title. It was a fantastic run for the world and we know it’s only going up here for the “Pope”.

Steer Wrestling

Round Winner: Jesse Brown  |  Average Winner: Kyle Irwin | World Champion: Tyler Waguespack

Back to back World Championships for Tyler Waguespack! This makes the fourth World Championship for Wags. We could not be more thrilled for him and excited to see what the 2023 season brings for him.

Team Roping

Round Winner: Rhen Richard / Jeremy Buhler |  Average Winner: Tanner Tomlinson/Patrick Smith | World Champion: Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira

Kaleb and Junior do it again! We have multiple back to back World Champions this year including these two! They had a pretty solid performance this year and came in with a pretty good lead. They put on a good show and we couldn’t be happier for them!

Tie-Down Roping

Round Winner: Ty Harris  |  Average Winner: Caleb Smidt | World Champion: Caleb Smidt

It’s a year for the veterans! Caleb not only took the Tie Down World Championship for 2022, but he also won the average.

Saddle Bronc

Round Winner: Kolby Wanchuk | Average Winner: Zeke Thurston | World Champion: Zeke Thurston

Zeke brings home his third World Championship title as he solidifies the average win to seal in his world championship. Congrats to Zeke on a solid win!

Barrel Racing

Round Winner: Shelley Morgan |  Average Winner: Shelley Morgan | World Champion: Hailey Kinsel

Hailey and Sister take their fourth World Championship together. Considering Hailey came in to the NFR in the number five position with stiff competition, her and sister cleaned up this year.

Bull Riding

Round Winner: Tristen Hutchings |  Average Winner: Stetson Wright | World Champion: Stetson Wright

All Around Winner: Stetson Wright

Stetson made history this year at the NFR by ending his season with a total of $927,940 and earning himself the 2022 Top Gun Award as well. This brings his championship total to 7, paving the way for champions behind him. We can’t wait to see where this young man goes!

A huge congratulations to all 2022 NFR World Champions!

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