UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | April 18, 2024

Utah Cowboy Claims 9th Go Round Win at National Finals Rodeo

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Milford Utah cowboy Jesse Wright claimed the 9th go-round win at the National Finals Rodeo on Friday night. The win came after his ride atop “Cinnamon Jack,” scoring 87 points. After the round win Wright commented on the privilege to come to the Thomas and Mack and ride on the nation’s best horses and claims he is “just being [himself].” 

His brother, world champion Cody Wright, scored 82 points in the 9th go round atop “Hickok” to finish in a tie for second and third in the round. Cody sits behind his brother in the world standings, ranked third. Saturday in the final round of the National Finals Rodeo, Jesse will look to edge out Taos Muncy to claim his first World Championship Buckle. 

Taos Muncy   $209,818.03

Jesse Wright $195,508.89

Cody Wright $191,930.77