With her victory Sunday afternoon at the Calgary Stampede, Mary Burger has extended her big-time lead in the WPRA world standings even more.
Burger held a $30,000 lead over the No. 2 cowgirl, Ivy Conrado, heading into the 10-day Stampede. While in Alberta, the Oklahoma cowgirl won all four go-rounds in Pool A, adding $22,000 to her earnings.
On Sunday afternoon, she won the $100,000 prize with the fastest run of the final-four round – only $50,000 of that will count toward the world standings, based on the ground rules established by the organization.
She also won the $50,000 round in a similar tournament-style format at RodeoHouston earlier this year.
Based on her WPRA earnings listed and the $72,000 she won in Calgary, Burger pushed her earnings to nearly $171,000 – that does not include any money she may have earned at other WPRA-sanctioned rodeos last week.
No matter how you slice it, Burger and her great young horse, Mo, are having an amazing ProRodeo season.