Only three bull riders rode the qualifying eight seconds during the “eliminator” round Monday night, with two-time reigning world champion J.W. Harris leading the way with an 89-point ride on Burch Rodeo’s Velvet Revolver.
Clayton Williams finished second with an 85.5, and Corey Navarre’s 84 was third. Harris pocketed $17,512 for the victory, while Williams added $13,840 and Navarre $10,451. But the Wrangler NFR pays six places, so what happens to the rest of that money?
While the place money counts toward the world standings, the three bull riders split the remainder of the go-round prize pool, which was just less than $5,000 each.
Anybody else want to make a $5,000 in one night?