I love being the bearer of good news. Two Decembers ago, I got to tell Sherry Cervi she’d clinched her third world title after the ninth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Today I got to tell Carlee Pierce that she was the No. 1 cowgirl in the WPRA ProRodeo Standings for the first time in her career. Pierce, of Stephenville, Texas, moved to the top spot in the standings after her second-place finish in the RodeoHouston Super Series. She earned $20,000 for that feat.
“Holy cow,” Pierce said. “I can’t wait to take a picture of that. I’m excited. I was going to go home and go on a vacation, but now I think I’ll just stay on the road.”
It moved her 2012 season earnings to $66,754, about $2,000 ahead of the No. 2 cowgirl, Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, Texas – Pozzi and Benette Little of Ardmore, Okla., have been atop the world standings since the season began last October. Lindsay Sears, who won $59,900 in Houston, sits in third place in the world standings with $60,328. Little is fourth with $53,365.
“There are so many good horses right now,” Pierce said. “Look how much money’s been won already.”