Las Vegas, NV – Bull riding sensation Creek Young, having clinched the Resistol Rookie of the Year title in 2021 and finishing an impressive No. 5 in the PRCA Bull Riding World Standings, is set to make his mark at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) for the second consecutive year in 2022. With a stellar season, Young currently stands at No. 6 in the PRCA World Standings, boasting $156,286 in earnings and eyeing his best career finish.
Armed with the profile of a seasoned rider, Young, known for conquering over 50 percent of his bulls, is in contention for the prestigious NFR Average crown, boasting an impressive average score of nearly 84 points.
- RodeoHouston – $19,750
Creek Young’s standout performance at RodeoHouston marked the pinnacle of his earnings, raking in nearly $20,000 over the rodeo. Going 2-for-3 in his Super Series, Young secured a spot in the Semifinals, ultimately emerging as the sole cowboy to make the whistle, claiming victory.
- Ellensburg Xtreme Bulls (Washington) – $11,841
Tying for the win in the First Round with an 88.5-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Pretty Boy, Young pocketed over $9,000. His sixth-place finish in the Average solidified his earnings as he stood among the top performers who successfully rode both rounds.
Highest Marked Rides:
- RAM Jim Baier Chute Out (Iowa) – 90.5 Points
The highlight of Young’s year came at the RAM Jim Baier Chute Out, where he secured a remarkable 90.5-point ride on White Trash of Cervi Championship Rodeo. The victorious ride not only won him the rodeo but also added nearly $3,000 to his impressive earnings. Young demonstrated his prowess by riding 7-of-11 bulls in September.
- Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Oklahoma) – 90 Points
August proved to be a winning month for Young as he notched his second 90-point ride of the season at the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo. Going 3-for-3 that weekend, Young emerged victorious in three rodeos, amassing a total of $6,500.
Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Oklahoma) – 86.5 Points
Securing the title at the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo with an 86.5-point ride, Young outshone his competition and earned just over $3,000. This triumph coincided with his exceptional performance at the Great Plains Stampede, showcasing Young’s consistency and skill.
As Creek Young prepares to take on the challenge of the NFR once again, fans eagerly anticipate whether he can parlay his exceptional regular season into a career-defining moment on the rodeo’s grandest stage.
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