The amazing season of saddle bronc rider Sage Newman got even better this past weekend.
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Newman earned $23,634 at four different rodeos, highlighted by his $13,902 payday at the Xtreme Bronc Finals in Rapid City, S.D., on Aug. 21.
By earning that amount Newman upped his season total to $233,360, which is a new regular season saddle bronc earnings record before the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The previous record was $224,488 set by Ryder Wright in 2019.
Newman is sure to add to his record total as the PRCA regular season doesn’t end until Sept. 30.
This season, Newman, who leads the PRCA | RAM World Standings, has won countless rodeos, including RodeoHouston. At RodeoHouston, he pocketed $57,500.
Newman won the coveted RodeoHouston title with a 93-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Billie in the Championship Shootout at NGR Stadium.
“That was unbelievable,” said Newman, 24. “That was the most memorable win of my career so far. It’s a legendary rodeo and to be able to win that is amazing. My traveling partner Kolby Wanchuk got on that horse (Billie) in San Antonio (Feb. 26) and was 90 on him, so I knew what he was all about and when I drew that horse, I was pretty excited.
“I was talking with some of my traveling partners, and I told them last year I was fighting to get $80,000 at the end of the year.”
From 2017-20, Newman earned a combined $33,000 and some change and then everything changed in 2021.
The Melstone, Mont., cowboy made his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut finishing 12th in the world standings with $82,718.
He earned $42,658 of that at the Wrangler NFR at the Thomas & Mack Center last December in Las Vegas, placing in two rounds, and finishing 11th in the world standings with $125,375.
Courtesy of PRCA