Newer Models: Round 1 National Finals Rodeo Steer Report
These are the steers the top 15 will rope at the 2022 NFR.
NFR steers
Wesley Thorp heeling one of the 2022 NFR team roping steers at the Hill Rodeo Cattle break in this November. | TRJ File Photo by Casey Allen

The 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo steers will prove to be the smallest set of Hill Rodeo Cattle in recent memory—changing the game inside the 96-foot by 142-foot at the Thomas & Mack.

Round 1 Draw

Jake Orman and Brye Crites: 48

This steer should be medium-plus. They missed him the first time, so they had to put an extra run on him. That means he should leave sharp.

Riley Minor and Brady Minor: 37

He’s got smaller horns and he was medium on the run through. He’s a chance for a good check.

Lightning Aguilera and Jonathan Torres: 59

This is a taller steer with bigger horns and fairly strong. This little arena won’t let him get away from Lightning.

Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp: 56

He’s medium and straight and not a lot of action. He’s a softer one in the set.

Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison: 53

He’s a stronger steer, but Chad is going to ride Jimmy tonight and he looked good in the run through. This could be a go-round win.

JR Dees and Levi Lord: 57

He’s medium on the run, flat and level-headed.

Tyler Wade and Trey Yates: 43

This is a black and white paint steer. He’s just a good steer and these guys are good in the first round.

Rhen Richard and Jeremy Buhler: 33

This is a sharp leading steer and should be one of the stronger ones of the set.

Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves: 52

This is a go-round chance for Dustin. He’s medium and straight.

Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith: 58

This steer is a little softer on the run. He’s just a good steer.

Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin: 54

This one is medium on the run, high-headed and should handle fast.

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins: 45

He’s medium to medium plus. He should have his head up and be easy to knock down but he does run a little bit.

Clay Smith and Jake Long: 49

Really sharp leaving and pretty strong. He’ll try a little on the run.

Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill: 42

Medium—Lightning Aguilera turned him in the run through fast, and he should be a go-round chance.

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira: 36

They missed him in the run through. He should be straight and he should try. Driggers’ lane and horsepower, he should be fine and around a 4.5.

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