The first round of the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will kick off with the strongest of the three sets of Corriente steers, testing the top 15 on each end in one of the the toughest setups in ProRodeo.
Bobby Joe Hill—this year’s NFR team roping steer contractor—breaks down the chances on each steer.
Contractor disclaimer: “These are the best 15 teams in the world—so all of this information could be useless because they all have a chance at first.”
792 Quinn Kesler and Joseph Harrison
He could be a pick for a round win.
784 Coy Rahlmann and Douglas Rich
He will be on the stronger end of the pen.
795 Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins
Medium—he should leave sharp and be a good chance.
791 Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin
Medium—possible round winner.
773 Derrick Begay and Brady Minor
Medium but a tick smaller than the rest of the set.
779 Rhen Richard and Jeremy Buhler
Medium, and handled well in the run-through. He’s a lighter steer and a possibility of a round win.
796 Clint Summers and Ross Ashford
Medium, good steer for their first at the Finals.
768 Brenten Hall and Chase Tryan
Medium. He’s a bigger steer, with bigger horns and covers a lot of ground.
756 Tyler Wade and Trey Yates
He will be smaller, and one of the stronger in the pen. He can run. He should handle fast for a round win if Tyler gets it on him fast.
780 Clay Tryan and Jake Long
Medium. He’s on the better end of them.
789 Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp
He’s on the stronger end of them.
787 Clay Smith and Jade Corkill
797 Erich Rogers and Paden Bray
785 Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira
Medium plus, but a little on the larger end of the pen, with a tick of hesitation in the start
798 Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves
Medium, and a step left. They’ll run through him. TRJ