Taylor Santos Nails Down top Steer Roping Run | PRCA Weekly Recap
Taylor Santos had an outstanding 2021 ProRodeo season, qualifying for the Wrangler Rodeo Pegging National Finals as well as the Steer Roping National Finals.
He hopes for a similar result in 2022, and his efforts are off to a promising start.
Santos won the round at the Liberty Hill Fair and Rodeo, Texas with the fastest time of the week (May 16-22) with a scorching 8.5-second run.
Liberty Hill Fair and Rodeo Results
Santos, 27, said: “I didn’t do well with the first two bulls, but in the third round I got a pretty fantastic bull.” The rounds there were very fast, so I just went with the flow and tried to keep up.
Santos is currently ranked 12th by PRCA | RAM world ranking for tethered lines and 21st for tethered lines as of May 23rd. In terms of season planning, he added that having two horses in a trailer most of the time can be an interesting challenge.
Last year I didn’t intend to train the calves much; He explained that I was mainly going to deal with the steering rope. However, in both cases, I reached the final.
Since not all rodeos offer a handlebar, this is a difficult task. When I was tying just the calves, I thought entry would be difficult, but now that I’m doing both, it’s a bit more difficult.
With the summer season approaching, Santos has set his sights on returning to Las Vegas and Mulvane, Kansas. He acknowledges the complexity of the work but believes that he has every chance to repeat the achievement in 2022.
He stated, “The last few weeks have been pivotal for me to get into the situation I’m in.” Now that I’m in the top 15 in managed rope, I might be able to skip one or two of the managed rope competitions and attend a few more tying competitions. So until the end of the season, it will be a weekly situation for me.
Other top times and attractions for the week of May 16-22 are listed below.
Tanner Aus was the highest bareback rider of the week. On May 20, he rode the Painted Playgirl Vold Rodeo and scored a 90 at the End of the Trail Western Festival in Ogallala, Nebraska.
Skyler Woolls set the fastest bullfighting time of the week. At Rodeo Killeen, Texas on May 21, he stopped the clock in 3.4 seconds.
Zach Kilgus and Jake Edwards, the jump rope team, set the fastest time in their competition this week. On May 22, the team clocked 4.1 seconds at the Rowel Ranch Rodeo in Hayward, California.
This week Houston Brown scored the highest score in saddle riding. On May 22, he rode J Bar J’s In The Lu and scored 91.5 points in the world-famous Miles City, Montana Bucking Horse Sale Matched Xtreme Bronc Ride.
Trevor Hale set the fastest rope tying time of the week. At the Rodeo in Redding, California on May 19, he stopped the clock in 7.2 seconds.
Kali Griffin had the fastest breakout time this week. On May 20, she ran 1.9 seconds at Abbyville (Kan.) Breakaway Roping.
Josie Owens set the fastest barrel race time in a week. On May 20, she ran 13.64 seconds at the Tate County Rodeo Fair in Senatobia, Mississippi.
The best bull run of the week was Levi Boyd. On May 21, he scored a 90 at the Blackshear Farms Xtreme Bull Riding event in Wascoma, Texas.