Wrangler NFR 2019: Will Lummus gets first NFR 2019 round win in steer wrestling


Although he has placed in four of seven rounds, Will Lummus will tell you he has been a bit disappointed with his performance up until his 8th round win. Lummus won the round thanks to a 3.60-second run.

“I’d like to say I haven’t had a great finals, but I have placed in four of seven rounds. It’s been OK, but I haven’t won a lot of money. You know, $26,000 helps a lot.”

Lummus knew he had a good opportunity after seeing his draw for round eight.

“Dakota Eldridge was 4-flat on him in Round 5 and won second in the round on him. It’s just a good steer. I may have gotten just a little better start than Dakota.”

A change in the horse Lummus is riding played a big role in his round win.

“We have an awesome, gray horse that Justin Schaeffer, who I rodeo with, owns, and I’ve won a lot of money on that horse. But for some reason or another, it just wasn’t working. We’ve got another mare named Baby we hauled all summer that’s young – she’s only 7 – and a friend of ours in Arkansas was gracious enough to let us use her all summer and bring her here as a backup. I sure was glad to have her tonight. We just needed to change something, and it worked.”

Steer Wrestling World Standings (NFR money in parentheses)

1. J.D. Struxness - $190,136 ($107,307)

2. Ty Erickson - $185,414 ($39,333)

3. Tyler Waguespack - $177,925 ($80,794)

4. Stetson Jorgensen - $173,976 ($83,756)

5. Hunter Cure - $158,567 ($54,000)