GUTHRIE, Okla. – It wasn’t that long ago that the best known bronc riding brothers were the Etbauers.
These days, though, there is a multitude of elite bronc riding brothers: the Wrights from Utah, the DeMosses from Louisiana and the Crawleys from Texas. Combined they own 36 qualifications to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and three world championships.
They also are well represented at this year’s Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, scheduled for 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10; 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11; and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Lazy E Arena.
Heith DeMoss will be his family’s lone representative in central Oklahoma, earning the right through the Southeastern Circuit without older brother, Cody. Jacobs Crawley won the year-end and average titles in the Texas Circuit, and his little brother, Sterling, was the runner-up. The same thing happened in the Wilderness Circuit, where two-time world champ Cody Wright won both titles and younger brother Jake finished second.
They’ll all be inside the Lazy E, joining several other elite bronc riders, including NFR qualifiers Cody Martin and Josh Reynolds, and the reigning National Champion, Curtis Garton.
It all makes for a classic competition in ProRodeo’s classic event.