Stockton Graves would’ve liked to have had a better Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In all, he won a little more than $20,000 in Las Vegas.
In terms of playing on ProRodeo’s biggest stage, it was just an OK showing at the NFR for the Oklahoma cowboy. He’s well on his way to improving upon that already in just three days at Rodeo Houston during Super Series III. Graves won the first round and well in the next two to win the average and collect $7,000. He’s already a third of the way to his 2011 Vegas earning, and he’s staring at a $50,000 payday right in the face.
The biggest story might be that all four Wright brothers in the series advanced, led by Jesse, who won the first two rounds and finished in third place in the third round to win the average. He won $8,300. He’s joined by brothers Cody, a two-time world champion; Alex; and Jake.
Team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Broc Cresta sneaked into the next round by winning the average and $5,000 as a team. They finished third in money to advance. That’s pretty good considering Cresta had to pull out of the Timed Event Championship last weekend with a torn pectoral muscle.