Brody Cress

Brody Cress

CHEYENNE – Hillsdale saddle bronc rider Brody Cress finished second in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings for the second time in three seasons.

The 23-year-old scored 91 points on the back of Cervi Brothers Rodeo’s Womanizer to win the 10th go-round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. He pocketed $26,230 for his efforts.

Cress’ ride Saturday night secured his second NFR aggregate title in three trips. He was the only saddle bronc rider to cover all 10 draws. Cress scored 840.5 points, which was 84.5 better than runner-up Spencer Wright of Milford, Utah.

Cress – a 2014 Cheyenne East graduate – earned more than $67,000 for winning the aggregate title. He placed in nine of 10 rounds, and earned nearly $170,500.

Cress entered the NFR ninth in the world standings.

Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alberta, won the saddle bronc world title with more than $347,055 in earnings.

Other world champions crowned Saturday included: Stetson Wright (all-around); Clayton Biglow (bareback riding); Ty Erickson (steer wrestling); Clay Smith (team roping header); Wesley Thorp (team roping healer); Haven Meged (tie-down roping); Sage Kimzey (bull riding) and Hailey Kinsel (barrel racing).

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