the champs

2023 World Champs Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp, and Average Champs Derrick Begay and Colter Todd
Meet the 2023 world champions and NFR average champs.
Tyler Wade Wesley Thorp
Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp leave the arena in celebration after tying the 3.3-second world record in Round 8. | Jamie Arviso Photo

The 2023 NFR is in the books, with world champs and average champions crowned.

It all came down to Round 10, and when it was all said and done, Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp held on to the lead in the world standings to clinch the 2023 world title. Derrick Begay and Colter Todd went into the tenth round leading the average as the only team to catch all steers. They stayed the course, roping their steer in 4.4 seconds to win the average.

Chelsea Shaffer sat down with both teams to talk about their monumental wins.

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