Tanner James Undefeated in Resistol Rookie Headers Standings; Junior Zambrano Moves to No.1 in Resistol Rookie Heelers Standings

Stephenville, Texas' Tanner James remains undefeated in Resistol Rookie headers standings while Nogales, Arizona's Junior Zambrano moves into No.1 spot in Resistol Rookie heelers standings.

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Less than two months remain in the PRCA regular season, and Resistol Rookies are battling it out to capture the 2022 Resistol Rookie Header and Heeler Year-End titles.

Here’s a look at the current Resistol Rookie standings as of August 7, 2022:

Resistol Rookie Team Roping Headers Standings:

Tanner James, 25, of Stephenville, Texas has remained undefeated in the No.1 position in the Resistol Rookie headers standings since the beginning of the season with $30,704.54 in PRCA earnings. James, who also ranks No.45 in the PRCA World Standings, has more than a $7,000 lead over Kreece Thompson, 19, of Munday, Texas, in the No.2 position with $22,601 in PRCA earnings. Over $13,000 separates No.2 and No.3 in the standings, Bodie Mattson, 20, of Sturgis, S.D., with $10,788.32 in PRCA earnings. 

  1. Tanner James, Porterville, CA • $30,704.54
  2. Kreece Thompson, Munday, TX • $23,323.44
  3. Bodie Mattson, Sturgis, SD • $10,788.32
  4. Kash Bonnett, Ponoka, AB • $9,506.06
  5. T.C. Hammack, Chiloquin, OR • $7,429.91
  6. Jason Burson, Sealy, TX • $6,245.70
  7. Wyatt Lacey, Prescott Valley, AZ • $5,861.46
  8. Tyler Hobert, Clearwater, KS • $5,025.68
  9. Caleb Berquist, LaCrosse, WA • $4,580.86
  10. Peter Bennett, Kaycee, WY • $4,501.85

Resistol Rookie Team Roping Heelers Standings:

Junior Zambrano, 23, of Nogales, Ariz., moved into the No.1 position in the Resistol Rookie heelers standings this week with $21,383.56 in PRCA earnings. He made the jump from No.3 to No. 1 after picking up a sixth place win at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo in Castle Rock, Colo. for $2,115. Zambrano has a $110 lead over Blaine Turner, 23, of Batesville, Ark., in the No.2 position as he has $21,273 in PRCA earnings. Its anyone’s game as only $400 separates No.1 and No.3, Garrett Smith, 24, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., who has $20,978.09 in PRCA earnings. 

  1. Junior Zambrano, Nogales, AZ • $21,383.56
  2. Blaine Turner, Batesville, AR • $21,273.37
  3. Thomas Smith, Mt. Juliet, TN • $20,978.09
  4. Trae Smith, Georgetown, ID • $16,411.81
  5. Clay Green, Pine Grove, LA • $16,369.25
  6. Cayden Cox, Arroyo Grande, CA • $10,452.57
  7. Arye Espenscheid, Big Piney, WY • $9,603.53
  8. Kolton Good, Carter, OK • $9,516.09
  9. Logan Cullen, Courtenay, BC • $8,535.36
  10. Zack Woods, Walters, OK • $7,515.69

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