Wyatt Casper comes out on top in Red Bluff
Wyatt Casper had a memorable downtime run. Thanks partly to a $25,750 payday at RodeoHouston, he headed into the third weekend of April, sitting fourth in the PRCA| RAM World Standings.
He may jump up advanced in the defile bronc riding standings after his performance at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up on April 17.
Casper picked up a critical NFR Playoff Series presented by Pendleton Whisky win with an 88- point lift on the Calgary Stampede’s Yo-Yo Marble.
It all came from me drawing that steed, said Casper, 25. Shoot, I have been out then for six times and made any plutocrat. So, it was good to draw one to win it eventually.
The journey to Red Bluff was his first trip to California this season. He said it gives challengers a sense of what the summer run will bring.
It’s delightful to be suitable to come out then in April and get your bases wet on what it’s going to be like going through the summer and rodeoing, Casper said. You get out then to where it’s a big out-of-door rodeo and its beautiful rainfall. It gets your blood pumping and gets you ready to hit the road at the end of June and July.
This season the Miami, Texas, buckaroo saw his intelligence change slightly. After jumping out to a fast launch, he said he has been suitable to be pickier on what rodeos he rides in and which bones he doesn’t. Red Bluff was just his 16th rodeo of the 2022 season.
I have just been hiding out a little bit, Casper said. I got a big lick at Houston, and you know you always want to be aware of your rodeo count. We only get to count 100 rodeos at a time.
I have had it happen in times past when it comes down to September, and you always have to pick and choose what rodeos you will have counted and not for the standings. With times of experience under my belt, I eventually realized that I would rather be rodeoing hard in September than in April and May.
His family is happy with his schedule change, with an abundance of particulars on the to-do list. But he will be ready to attack the rodeo road head-on when the time comes.
He said I am just going to enjoy the time I get at home with my family and kiddies. I know my woman has some systems for me to get done around the house before I take off for the summer. So, I will go home and work on those and keep bronc riding and get ready to hit it hard at Reno.
The Reno (Nev.) The rodeo is June 18-26.
Other winners at the $350,458 rodeo were each- around buckaroo Rhen Richard ($11,434, tie-down roping and platoon roping); bareback rider Bodee Lammers (88 points on C5 Rodeo’s Virgil); steer wrestler Dalton Massey (19.8 seconds on four head); platoon ropers Corey Kidd V/ Lane Mitchell (31.7 seconds on four head); tie-down roper Cooper Martin (41.7 seconds on four head); breakaway roper Lari Dee Guy (6.5 seconds on two head); barrel racer Stevi Hillman (34.42 seconds on two runs); and bull rider JR Stratford (90 points on Big Stone RodeoInc.’s War Cry).