NFR Barrel Racing Field on Lock After Sioux Falls Conclusion

See the top 15 barrel racers unofficially locked into the 2023 National Finals Rodeo after a fight to the last day of the season.
Sue Smith barrel racing
Sue Smith | Phil Kitts/Avid Visual Imagery

After the 12 barrel racers duked it out at the Cinch Playoffs Governor’s Cup in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the ladies took care of business at rodeos across the country, the field of 2023 NFR barrel racing qualifiers is set up.

Let’s break down the projected world standings earnings and earnings after this week. will be updating this page as results roll in from rodeos throughout the weekend.

Projected RankNameHometownProjected Earnings
1Brittany Pozzi TonozziLampasas, TX$270,563
2Jordon BriggsTolar, TX$160,824.20
3Emily BeiselWeatherford, OK$158,755
4Taycie MatthewsWynne, AR$144,161
5Lisa Lockhart (G)Oelrichs, SD$134,593.55
6Kassie MowryDublin, TX$133,802.17
7Wenda JohnsonPawhuska, OK$120,450
8Jessica RoutierBuffalo, SD$118,937.96
9Summer KoselGlenham, SD$115,682
10Ilyssa RileyHico, TX$111,474.33
11Stevi HillmanGranbury, TX$109,031.93
12Sissy WinnChapman, TX$109,022.49
13Hailey KinselCotulla, TX$105,775.77
14Sue Smith (G)Blackfoot, ID$105,644
15Paige JonesWayne, OK$102,912.94

Fast Facts

The 2023 NFR barrel racers will have four NFR first-timers: Taycie Matthews, Sumer Kosel, Ilyssa Riley and Paige Jones, while Lisa Lockhart will be entering her 17th National Finals Rodeo.

Sue Smith will be the oldest barrel racer in the draw at age 68, while Matthews will be the youngest at age 20.

Pozzi Tonozzi captured the 2023 regular season earnings record and leads the field with an impressive $270,563.

Kassie Mowry qualified in just 28 rodeos, while Emily Beisel unofficially attended the most of the top 15 with 85 on her rodeo count.

Stay tuned for more facts and updates as official numbers come in, brought to you by Equinety. will also offer in-depth profiles into the top 15 as the NFR approaches.