What in the World? A Look at the Biggest ProRodeo World Standings Moves in Week No. 3 of August 2022

Margo Crowther moves to lucky No. 13 in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Standings thanks to a profitable week of ProRodeo.
Margo Crowther
Margo Crowther pulls out all the stops to win the 2022 Caldwell Night ProRodeo.

To make the cut and be among the top 15 barrel racers headed to the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, happening December 1-10, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, it appears as if ProRodeo regular-season earnings needed to get there could easily be upwards of $80,000. As we inch closer to the end of the season, which culminates on the final day of September, ProRodeo’s best barrel racers are covering the miles and laying down skillful performances in order to be among that elite set of 15 bound for Vegas.

This week, we took a look at the ladies ranked from No. 11 to No. 20 in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Standings as of August 15 and added their earnings from the August Week 3 ProRodeo Tracker to see who made the biggest moves as reflected in the latest WPRA World Standings, dated August 22, 2022.

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KEY: Aug. 15 Ranking, Name, Aug. 15 Total $$, Week of Aug. 15-21 Earnings, Aug. 22 Total $$, Aug. 22 Ranking

11. Michelle Darling               $71,029           $4,846             $75,870           No. 12

12. Jessica Routier                  $68,500           $7,656             $76,156           No. 11

13. Emily Beisel                     $68,216           $2,035             $70,251           No. 15

14. Leslie Smalygo                 $67,280           $2,554             $69,833           No. 16

15. Paige Jones                       $65,337           $5,432             $70,744           No. 14

16. Margo Crowther               $63,138         $11,402             $74,538           No. 13

17. Cheyenne Wimberley       $61,855           $5,816             $67,933           No. 17

18. Ivy Saebens                       $60,250           $3,815             $64,065           No. 19

19. Taycie Matthews (R)         $59,622           $5,484             $65,106           No. 18

20. Lisa Lockhart                    $46,948           $7,783             $54,732           No. 20

Southeastern Circuit cowgirl Margo Crowther, of North Fort Myers, Florida, made the biggest waves of the week when she dominated the Caldwell Night Rodeo riding Shes Packin Fame. Crowther won second in the first round at Caldwell, third in the second round, fourth in the short go and first in the aggregate. She also picked up good checks at Moses Lake, Washington ($905), and Canby, Oregon ($2,423) for the balance of her week No. 3 winnings.

Margo Crowther and Shes Packin Fame. Photo by Ty Stockton/Bobwire-S Photography
Hailey Kinsel brought Sister back from hiatus for the Northwest run and won the first round in Caldwell. PRCA Photo by Ty Stockton/Bobwire-S Photography

WPRA World Standings, August 22, 2022

RankNameHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Jordon BriggsTolar, TX$175,875.8429
2Dona Kay RuleMinco, OK$121,335.4732
3Wenda JohnsonPawhuska, OK$118,744.1927
4Stevi HillmanWeatherford, TX$109,423.3244
5Sissy WinnChapman Ranch, TX$101,882.4260
6Kassie MowryDublin, TX$92,553.3021
7Hailey KinselCotulla, TX$88,304.6647
8Shelley MorganEustace, TX$86,484.7548
9Bayleigh Choate (R)Fort Worth, TX$84,194.5969
10Brittany Pozzi TonozziLampasas, TX$82,251.6650
11Jessica RoutierBuffalo, SD$76,156.0849
12Michelle DarlingMedford, OK$75,870.4346
13Margo CrowtherNorth Fort Myers, FL$74,538.0872
14Paige JonesWayne, OK$70,744.1450
15Emily BeiselWeatherford, OK$70,250.5466
16Leslie SmalygoSkiatook, OK$69,833.2543
17Cheyenne Wimberley (G)Stephenville, TX$67,932.5858
18Taycie Matthews (R)Wynne, AR$65,105.9465
19Ivy SaebensNowata, OK$64,064.9937
20Lisa LockhartOelrichs, SD$54,732.0068
21Shannon McReynoldsLa Luz, NM$53,806.2752
22Katie PascoeMorro Bay, CA$52,393.5245
23Tarryn LeeSt. David, AZ$51,677.5851
24Kylee ScribnerAzle, TX$50,543.8261
25Megan McLeod-SpragueMarsing, ID$45,031.4843
26BryAnna HaluptzokTenstrike, MN$43,631.4977
27Summer KoselGlenham, SD$43,398.7228
28Molly OttoGrand Forks, ND$41,328.3645
29Michelle AlleyMadisonville, TX$41,295.3960
30Sarah Rose WaguespackGonzales, LA$40,793.1558