The Remarkable Achievements of the 2022 National Finals Rodeo Champions

The 2022 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was a spectacular showcase of talent, grit, and determination. It saw some of the world’s finest rodeo athletes vie for the coveted title of World Champion in their respective events. This year’s NFR brought thrilling performances, nail-biting moments, and record-breaking achievements. Let’s delve into the remarkable feats of the NFR 2022 results.

Bareback Riding – Jess Pope

Jess Pope is a rising star in the bareback riding world. He claimed his first world championship title during this event. Pope won the average with a score of 856.5 points on 10 head and earned a total of $303, 797 throughout the season.

Steer Wrestling – Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves showcased his expertise in steer wrestling by claiming the 2022 world championship. Reeves’ total earnings at the NFR amounted to $197,791, with four round victories contributing significantly to his success.

Team Roping (Headers) – Colby Lovell

Colby Lovell ( a seasoned header) clinched the world championship with an impressive NFR performance. With Lovell’s earnings during the NFR reaching $226,415, he becomes a standout performer.

Team Roping (Heelers) – Paul Eaves

Paul Eaves’ expertise as a heeler helped secure his spot as the 2022 world champion. Eaves earned a total of $226,415 during the NFR, forming a formidable partnership with Colby Lovell.

Saddle Bronc Riding – Ryder Wright

Ryder Wright, a rising star in the saddle bronc riding world, claimed the world championship title. He accumulated $226,119 in earnings during the 2022 NFR, further solidifying his reputation.

Tie-Down Roping – Tuf Cooper

Tuf Cooper added another world championship to his illustrious career. Cooper’s remarkable NFR performance brought in earnings of $191,077, underlining his exceptional skills.

Barrel Racing – Hailey Kinsel

Hailey Kinsel’s exceptional riding made her the 2022 world champion in barrel racing. Her impressive NFR earnings totaled $227,198, showcasing her unmatched speed and precision.


The 2022 NFR showcased the incredible athleticism, dedication, and talent of these world champions. With a thrilling combination of record-breaking earnings and standout performances, these stars have left an indelible mark in the history of the sport. As they bask in the glory of their achievements, rodeo enthusiasts can only anticipate even greater spectacles in the years to come. The NFR World Champions 2022 have certainly set the bar high for future rodeo legends.

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