Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PRCA Weekly Recap: May 6-12

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In what can only be called the calm before the summer storm of ProRodeo action, May 6-12 featured eight competitions across the U.S. and Canada. The highlight of the week was the historic Las Vegas Days rodeo, where many of the money-winners have been frequent contenders at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The second week of May was particularly profitable for rookie Daylon Swearingen. The 19-year-old, Georgia cowboy won the bull riding and bareback riding to claim the all-around title at the Mineral Wells (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Swearingen had the highest-scored bull ride of the week with 91 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Market Garden, May 10. That ride combined with his 85-point winning ride on Rafter G Rodeo’s Ankle Biter in bareback riding made for a $2,730 payday and a healthy boost in the 2019 PRCA | RAM World Standings for all-around, from eighth to sixth. Swearingen is third in the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings for bull riding with $30,427 and eighth in bareback riding with $8,784. With only a few opportunities to win, cowboys were faced with a “go big or go home” situation, and the high scores and fast times reflected that, so here’s a look at the best rides and runs of May 6-12 in the PRCA...MORE

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