Clearwater, FL -The only thing hotter than this past summer is this rodeo season. As fall approaches, now is not the time to let your boot off the gas. We’ve watched seasoned veterans put on some of the best rodeo rounds of their careers alongside rookies who are quickly making a name for themselves.
In this Fall Edition, we look into year two of the PBR Camping World Team Series. The regular season is entering its final stretch as the league’s eight teams battle to earn the best seed in the playoffs, leading into a winner-takes-all championship event. The Gamblers currently lead the standings but are only two wins ahead of the second-ranked Oklahoma Freedom. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Outlaws are hanging on for third place. The series battle will all come down to which team can bring its A-game to the PBR Team Series Championship, which will take place October 20-22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Last December, American Buckle Magazine featured RC Landingham, who, at the time, was just one World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) Major event win from a million-dollar payday. In December, Landingham became the WCRA’s first-ever Triple Crown winner, making him an overnight millionaire. On the heels of his victory, a new name has emerged and is poised to be next! Just one event stands between saddle bronc rider Isaac Diaz and the honor of becoming the second rodeo athlete to claim the WCRA Triple Crown title, not to mention the life-changing million bucks that come with the distinction. Our story covers Diaz’s journey and what fans can expect when it all comes down to the wire at Rodeo Carolina in early October.
Believe it or not, we’re just three short months away from the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Every cowboy and cowgirl knows it’s “go-time.” The all-or-nothing mental grind separates the elite from those who can’t quite make the cut. In our PRCA season check-in, we provide our readers with a standings overview for each rodeo category. Look and see where your favorite roper, rider, or racer stands as they compete for a spot in the finals and a chance to take home a coveted gold buckle.
In the competitive world of barrel racing, few will go down in history as being as driven and dedicated to the sport as Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi. With over two decades on the professional barrel racing circuit, Pozzi Tonozzi is a two-time World Champion barrel racer and 16-time National Finals of Rodeo (NFR) qualifier. This year, she crossed the $3 million lifetime earnings mark. Pozzi Tonozzi is one of just a few WPRA riders to earn that distinction, securing her place alongside other barrel racing vets Sherry Cervi and Lisa Lockhart. Now, all eyes are on Pozzi Tonozzi to see if she’ll not only beat the regular-season earnings record but will be able to draw on luck, skill, and God’s grace to earn that third World Champion title.