CoBurn Bradshaw moves inside the Top 15
The many ProRodeo seasons for Defile bronc rider Coburn Bradshaw have been full of ups and downs.
Lately, he acknowledges that he has been full of the latest the last few times. As a result, the Beaver, Utah buckaroo hasn’t qualified for Wrangler’s last three national test rodeos. The lack of success forced him to find another job for the time being.
It was more of a mind game for me for a while. The 27-year-old Bradshaw said. I ended up leaving the rodeo and going to work. Post-COVID, I was sucked dry by the plutocrat, and I wasn’t going to go begging trying to put on a rodeo. So, I left the truck, and I bought a semi-trailer.
He wasn’t going back. I was going to do some rodeo circuit around the house. Also, Reno was excellent, and the last part of last time was perfect. So I thought I would presumably go in full time this time and try again.
The drift has started to turn for the four-time NFR qualifier in 2022. At the April 18 PRCA | RAM World Standings, he jumped nine places from 23rd to 14th with $. However, he said there is no less feeling of being back where you feel you belong.
It sure feels good; I’m glad to be back at the top of the game again. Everything has gone very well this time, and he feels better than the last two times, that’s for sure.
Returning to the Top 15 in April is just one small achievement on Bradshaw’s list of goals for 2022. He has his sights set on returning to the Tests for the first time since 2018. He knows thickness will be crucial if he wants to end the regular season with a trip to Las Vegas on the calendar.
The last time I did was in 2018, and I beat the average, Bradshaw said. Also, everything went straight up for me after that. I just haven’t been adequate to get over that hump. I know that being harmonious is crucial if Joe wants to do the NFR. That’s where I lost my edge for a while. I know harmonious guys do the tests, and I lost my girth there a couple of times.
You can’t do that, and you can’t waste openings to win plutocrats because guys are currently missing $100 Proofs of Purchase in some cases. So yes, staying in harmony is the most important thing. I feel like I’m riding as well as ever right now, and my confidence is as high as it has been since I last tested.
Below are the other cowboys who moved inside the Top 15 of the PRCA | RAM World Standings.
- 37 SpotsSteer wrestler Stetson Jorgensen went from 46th to ninth.
- 28 SpotsBull rider Ky Hamilton moved up from 43rd to 15th.
- 18 SpotsTeam roping header Cory Kidd V jumped from 23rd to fifth.
- Saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright leaped up from 33rd to 15th.
- 17 SpotsBull rider Toby Collins went up from 30th to 13th.
- 14 SpotsSteer wrestler Dakota Eldridge moved from 20th to sixth.
- Team roping heeler Lane Mitchell jumped up from 19th to fifth.
- Team roping header Cody Snow went from 27th to 13th.
- 12 SpotsTie-down roper Zack Jongbloed moved up from 23rd to 11th.
- Nine SpotsSaddle bronc rider Coburn Bradshaw leaped from 23rd to 14th.
- Team roping heeler Paul Eaves went from 22nd to 13th.
- Steer wrestler Payden McIntyre leaped up from 14th to ninth.
- Team roping heeler Wesley Thorp jumped up from 26th to 15th.
- Seven SpotsTeam roping header Rhen Richard moved from 13th to sixth.
- Team roping header Tyler Wade jumped from 21st to 14th.
- Tie-down roper Marty Yates leaped up from 14th to seventh.
- Five SpotsBareback riders Mason Clements jumped from 15th to 10th.
- Steer wrestler Dalton Massey leaped from 13th to eighth.
- Bareback rider Tim O’Connell went up from 11th to sixth.
- Steer wrestler Dirk Tavenner moved up from 19th to 14th.
- Four SpotsSaddle bronc rider Chase Brooks went from 15th to 11th.
- Bareback rider Wyatt Denny moved from 19th to 15th.
- Three SpotsSteer ropers Clay Long moved up from 12th to ninth.
- Team roping header Andrew Ward leaped from 15th to 12th.
- Two SpotsTeam roping header Lightning Aguilera jumped up from fifth to third.
- Bareback rider Tanner Aus went from 10th to eighth.
- Team roping heeler Travis Graves moved from 11th to ninth.
- Tie-down roper Ty Harris jumped from 11th to ninth.
- Team roping heeler Buddy Hawkins II went from 14th to 12th.
- Bull rider Lukasey Morris leaped up in the standings from ninth to seventh.
- Bareback rider Cole Reiner jumped from seventh to fifth.
- Steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack leaped from fourth to second.
- One SpotBull rider Jeff Askey jumped in the standings from sixth to fifth.
- Bareback rider Caleb Bennett went from 12th to 11th.
- Bareback rider Leighton Berry jumped up from 13th to 12th.
- Bull rider Grayson Cole leaped from 13th to 12th.
- Tie-down roper Tuf Cooper moved up from third to second.
- Team roping heeler Jade Corkill went from fifth to fourth.
- Team roping header Kaleb Driggers moved from second to first.
- Steer roper J. Tom Fisher leaped up from third to second.
- Bareback rider Cole Franks advanced from fourth to third.
- Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey jumped up from sixth to fifth.
- Tie-down roper Kincade Henry went from seventh to sixth.
- Team roping heeler Levi Lord moved up from 12th to 11th.
- Team roping heeler Junior Nogueira went up from second to first.
- Bull rider JR Stratford jumped up from 11th to 10th.
- Saddle bronc rider Kolby Wanchuk leaped in the standings from 10th to ninth.
- Steer roper Slade Wood moved from seventh to sixth.
- Saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright went from fourth to third.
- On The BubbleBull rider, Trevor Kastner went from 20th to 16th and is $373 outside of the Top 15.
- Tie-down roper Cooper Martin moved up from 18th to 16th and is $374 outside the Top 15.
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