December 15, 2018

Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the penultimate round of the series, saw no lack of action and excitement, as some leaders solidified their hold on the title, while others poised themselves for a possible upset. In the World Standings: Tuf Cooper is back on top again, with Trevor Brazile still close behind in the All-Around; Tim O'Connell likewise edged out Caleb Bennett for the time being in Bareback; and Tyler Waguespack also unseated Curtis Cassidy in the Steer Wrestling.

On last night’s edition of “Rodeo Las Vegas,” Tie Down Roper Caleb Smidt and other family members discuss the heartbreaking losses they have endured this past year. 

Here is a summary look at the day’s results:

Round 9 Top Winners
Event Name Time/Score
Bareback Tim O'Connell 90.00
Steer Wrestling Ty Erickson 3.50
Team Roping (Headers) Derrick Begay 3.80
Team Roping (Heelers) Cory Petska 3.80
Saddle Bronc Zeke Thurston 90.00
Tie-Down Roping Sterling Smith 7.40
Barrel Racing Hailey Kinsel 13.40
Bull Riding Eli Vastbinder 91.50

Current 2018 PRCA Ram World Standings
Event Name
All Around Tuf Cooper
Bareback Tim O'Connell
Steer Wrestling Tyler Waguespack
Team Roping (Headers) Clay Smith
Team Roping (Heelers) Paul Eaves
Saddle Bronc Ryder Wright
Tie-Down Roping Tuf Cooper
Steer Roping Scott Snedecor
Bull Riding Sage Steele Kimzey

For a comprehensive list of results, winners, and standings, please visit