Race to the Finish

By Krista Lucas Wynn

It is hard to believe summertime is already over, which means the 2021 professional rodeo season is coming to a close. Each and every year it always comes down to the very last day, Sept. 30, for contestants qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.


The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season runs Oct. 1 though Sept. 30. Usually the top five through 10 are considered fairly safe, but being anything below that late in the season can be considered as being on the bubble. This position can be stressful running up and down the road to every rodeo possible, hoping they are not left in what is known as the “crying hole,” or 16th place, at the cut off.

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