Clash of the Circuits: NFR Open Barrel Racing Results 2024

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is offering up NFR Open action once again in 2024. Let's get into it.
Jessica Routier barrel racing in the mud
Jessica Routier and Missy got the 2023 NFR Open win in a muddy short round. Tanya Hamner Photography.

What is the NFR Open?

The NFR Open is the culminating event of the PRCA circuits. Top contestants from the U.S. and Canadian circuits, plus the national champions from Mexico, will compete over seven performances for the National Circuit Champion title.

Where is the NFR Open? When is the NFR Open 2024?

The 2024 NFR Open will take place at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The NFR Open dates are July 9-13, 2024.

How does the NFR Open work?

The tournament-style NFR Open determines the national circuit champions in each event.

Qualifiers from the 13 U.S. and Canadian circuits, plus Mexico, compete in the two long rounds, with nine teams in each of the performances. The top three from each pool, based on an aggregate, will advance to the clean-slate Championship Round, with all previous times thrown out. This sudden-death round determines the national circuit champion in each event.

What is the NFR Open barrel racing payout?

Long Rounds (each Pool)

1st: $3,000
2nd: $2,250
3rd: $1,500
4th: $750

Championship Round

1st: $13,000
2nd: $10,000
3rd: $7,000
4th: $3,500
5th: $1,500
6th: $1,500
7th: $1,500
8th: $1,500
9th: $1,500

NFR Open 2024 schedule

Tuesday, July 97 p.m. (MST)
Wednesday, July 107 p.m. (MST)
Thursday, July 117 p.m. (MST)
Friday, July 12Noon (MST)
Friday, July 127 p.m. (MST)
Saturday, July 13Noon (MST)
Saturday, July 137 p.m. (MST)

Who’s entered at the NFR Open?

Pool A (competing Tues., Wed.)

Taylor Manning

Emily Beisel

Ashley Castleberry

Ronda Casey

Jodi Lyn Colton

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Erin Wetzel

Tayla Moeykens

Megan McLeod-Sprague

Pool B (competing Thurs., Fri. Matinee)

Lacinda Rose

Kelly Yates

Madison Bean

Ali Allen

Sue Smith

Shelby Bates

Sharon Gow

Luisa Herrera

Jessica Routier

Pool C (competing Fri. Night, Sat. Matinee)

Savannah Bennett

Chloe Gray

Lisa Lockhart

Tara Seaton

Kathy Petska

Ashley Day

Brooke Wills

Tracy Nowlin

Kelly Allen

NFR Open 2024 barrel racing results

Editor’s Note on NFR Open Format: Qualifying contestants compete in a guaranteed two rounds of competition in their respective pools. Each night, contestants can compete for round money, but advancement is based on their aggregate time on two runs to the Championship Round.

Pool A

First round leaders: 1. Emily Beisel, 17.03 seconds, $3,000; 2. (tie) Megan McLeod-Sprague and Ashley Castleberry, 17.06, $1,875 each; 4. Tayla Moeykens, 17.22, $750; 5. Erin Wetzel, 17.24; 6. Taylor Manning, 17.28; 7. Ronda Casey, 17.30; 8. Jodi Lyn Colton, 18.76; 9. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 19.18.


Second round: 1. Tayla Moeykens, 16.66 seconds, $3,000; 2. Emily Beisel, 16.90, $2,250; 3. Erin Wetzel, 17.05, $1,500; 4. Ronda Casey, 17.06, $750; 5. Ashley Castleberry, 17.33; 6. Megan McLeod-Sprague, 17.37; 7. Jodi Lyn Colton, 18.26; 8. Taylor Manning, 22.22; 9. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 34.87.


Qualifiers: 1. Tayla Moeykens, 33.88 seconds on two head; 2. Emily Beisel, 33.93; 3. Erin Wetzel, 34.29.

Pool B


First round: 1. Sue Smith, 16.88 seconds, $3,000; 2. Jessica Routier, 17.02, $2,250; 3. Shelby Bates, 17.06, $1,500; 4. Sharon Gow, 17.21, $750; 5. Madison Bean, 15.32; 6. Lacinda Rose, 17.37; 7. Kelly Yates, 17.46; 8. Luisa Herrera, 18.00; 9. Ali Allen, 22.43.

Second round: 1. Kelly Yates, 16.89 seconds, $3,000; 2. Madison Bean, 16.97, $2,250; 3. Jessica Routier, 16.98, $1,500; 4. Sharon Gow, 17.04, $750; 5. Lacinda Rose, 17.16; 6. Shelby Bates, 17.23; 7. Luisa Herrera, 17.78; 8. Ali Allen, 20.24; 9. Sue Smith, 22.07.


Qualifiers:
 1. Jessica Routier, 34.00 seconds on two head; 2. Sharon Gow, 35.25; 3. Madison Bean, 24.29.

Pool C


First round: 1. Savannah Bennett, 16.75 seconds, $3,000; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 16.84, $2,250; 3. Kathy Petska, 17.03, $1,500; 4. Chloe Gray, 17.06, $750; 5. (tie) Tara Seaton and Ashley Day, 17.13 each; 7. Brooke Wills, 17.15; 8. Kelly Allen, 17.22; 9. Tracy Nowlin, 17.30.

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