Riley Webb has been riding ProRodeo’s biggest stage multiple times, but the teenager is only now starting to see the details on his list of rodeo accomplishments.
One of those claims was winning his first NFR playoff series represented by the Pendleton Whiskey rodeo. He performed as an incentive at the 94th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Rodeo Championship on March 13.
Webb posted a 7.7 alt streak to take home the title and put the $4,822 in his pocket. He said the solid draw set the stage for his first professional rodeo championship.
“I was just trying to go out there and do my best in style, and it worked for me,” the 18-year-old Webb said.
“It’s not palm round at NFR, but it’s nice and you still have to go in there and do your job at the end of the day.”
Webb was sitting third in the Resistol Rookie of the Year standings going into the weekend, but this palm should really move him closer to the top. He said that by examining his miscalculations in advance during downtime, he will be in a good position before spring.
“I had a good chance to get the palm in Denver, which I allowed, and messed up a little bit in that last race,” he said. due to these calculation errors. When I draw a good pimple, I need to do it and do it as stylishly as possible every time we go back to the box. That’s all you can really do.”
The rope specialist from Denton, Texas has a big claim to make in 2022. This includes qualifying for the Wrangler National Trials rodeo presented by Teton Ridge in his rookie season.
He said that while this is obviously a No. 1 priority, he also looks forward to full-time action on the rodeo road.
“I guess I just need to remove as many miscalculations as possible to accomplish this (create NFR),” Webb said. summer there’s a rodeo so I’m excited about that and excited to be able to travel the country doing what I love to do.
Other winners at the $155,433 rodeo were all-around cowboy Zachary Jongbloed ($3,243, tie-down roping and steer wrestling); bareback rider Jess Pope (89.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Tip-Off); steer wrestler Marc Joiner (4.3 seconds); team ropers Shay Dixon Carroll/Evan Arnold (4.9 seconds); saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright (89 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Wolf Pup); barrel racers Kristin Hanchey and Taycie Matthews (16.74 seconds); and bull rider Koby Radley (87 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Bonanza).