Steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge snares big win at San Angelo Rodeo
Rodeo’s success has been commonplace for Dakota Eldridge in his career.
The Elko, Nev., native has qualified for the Wrangler National Tests Rodeo eight times – 2013-17, 2019-21 and won the NFR average doubly in 2015 and 2017.
Eldridge is eyeing tripNo. 9 to the NFR, and he took a step in that direction by winning the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo with an11.1-alternate time on three heads.
Eldridge settled the palm with his3.5-alternate trouble Saturday before a falsity crowd at the Foster Dispatches Coliseum.
Oh man, this feels stupendous, Eldridge said. It feels perfect when you can come down then and do your job. This kind of still feels like a downtime rodeo, though it’s spring now. I’ll be out to California (Saturday).
Eldridge departed San Angelo after earning$12,379, including $9,354 for landing the normal. The rodeo was a stop on the NFR Playoff Series presented by Pendleton Whisky.
This is a massive boost to a joe’s confidence and tremendous financial growth, and I can not thank the San Angelo (rodeo) commission enough to make this one of the most stylish rodeos out there. Eldridge said. This gives me a lot of confidence to keep effects rolling.
Eldridge, who was riding Clayton Hass’ name steed Benz, has been in multitudinous high-pressure moments in the arena in his career and he welcomes the challenge.
I crave them, Eldridge said about high-stakes runs. This is what we do for a living. When I get to the short round, the hard part is done. (In the quick round), I get to go out there and have fun and do my job and let it all hang out and make the stylish run I can.
Eldridge entered April 15 just outside the Top 20 in the PRCA| RAM World Standings and will climb over near the top five in the standings after his performance in San Angelo. A time ago, Eldridge finished 11th in the world standings with $131,409. He spent a career-stylish alternate in the world standings in 2015.
Other winners at the $660,746 rodeo were each- around buckaroo Zachary Jongbloed ($7,048, tie-down roping and steer wrestling); bareback rider Keenan Hayes (176 points on two head); platoon ropers Derrick Begay/ Colter Todd (12.8 seconds on three head); defile bronc rider Spencer Wright (175.5 points on two head); tie-down ropers Tuf Cooper and Tyler Milligan (23.5 seconds each on three head); barrel racer Dona Kay Rule (43.72 seconds on three head); and bull rider Toby Collins (166.5 points on two head).