Female Rodeo Champion Shatters Records with 14.07-Second Triumph at Omaha River City

Published 09/27/2023, 11:41 AM EDT

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The Barrell Racing event has been a one-stop sport for the aspiring women rodeo enthusiasts. And providing a ground for the riders to make a mark, the Omaha Rodeo over the Weekend hosted the Omaha River City Rodeo. Planned over the course of three days, the event invited cowboys from all over the country to participate and witness some of the spectacular performances of the industry.

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The Omaha River City was a base ground for cowboys and cowgirls to further make their way into the National Finals Rodeo to be held later this year. Taking the stakes and setting to her advantage, the rising cowgirl rode her equine for a title; securing the third one for the week. Celebrating the results and appreciative of the performance, the PRCA ProRodeo took to Facebook, to share the moment with the fans.

Rising rodeo star takes home the title at Omaha

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The Omaha River City Rodeo presented two nights of rodeo action in collaboration of PRCA Rodeo; Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the largest rodeo organization in the world. The two nights saw a series of 7 contest including including steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding. The event scheduled at the CHI Health Center turned out to a good one for the rodeo icon, Wenda Johnson.

Wenda who was making her second stop of the week at Omaha to mark her position at the WPRA World Standings, went home with what she came for. Contending at the Barrell racing, Johnson placed 1st clocking the finish time at 14.07. Impressed by her performance, PRCA posted a video of Wendy in action the Facebook; captioning, “Wenda Johnson flew through the pattern in 14.07 seconds to take home the Omaha River City Rodeo title.”

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Wenda rode through the course in a flash exerting a marvellous performance. However, her ride’s final aim wasn’t just to make it atop WPRA World Standings. PRCA Rodeo is scheduled to host its annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The NRF requires contenders to place among top 15 winners in the season for each event. And to no-one’s surprise, this won’t the first time Wenda will be making it to the NFR.

Johnson speeds through her career

Wenda Johnson besides being a rising icon, is also a Nurse Practitioner. However, with her family being associated with rodeo, Wenda decided to give in to passion on the side. Following up, the rider started her professional career back in 2019 ranking 158th. But it all went right for her in 2020 racing at the NRF. That year, Wenda earned $50,615 at her first NFR finishing eighth and ranked 12th by the year end rankings with $90,569.

Johnson then entered her 2nd NFR in 2021 where she ranked 13th and ended the year ranking 9th. The rodeo star won  $70,961 in Vegas for NRF and increased the total earnings to $138,345 for the year.

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Only moving up the ladder, 2022 was a special one for Wenda. The emerging icon placed 3rd at the NFR and placed 5th that year with $231,860. Without turning back, Wenda has kept along the momentum this year.

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In the past week, Wenda made two stops including Stephenville, Texas and Omaha, Nebraska. At the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA, Texas, Wenda ended at top 3 clocking the time at 16.93 seconds; falling behind Sissy Winn and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi. Heading to Omaha, Wenda placed first winning a $1,840. Her participation and performance at the two won Wenda the Circle Y WPRA Athlete of the Week.

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An accumulation of  $3,717 over the weekend increased Wenda’s holding to a total earnings of $111,700. With that the rider stands at 8th position in the WPRA World Standings. However, the position won’t be the final one for Johnson. Wenda will be coming back to make her way to the top in December for the National Finals Rodeo.

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Shivatmika Manvi

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Shivatmika Manvi is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. Having recently attained her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shivatmika aims to tread her way forward into journalism. Further, the writer’s eager enthusiasm toward the world of track and field stems from her family’s loyal viewership of the Olympics, and years later, her passion continues/stands.
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