Amberleigh Moore takes victory lap

Amberleigh Moore took a victory lap around San Antonio’s AT&T Center Arena after clinching the Barrel Racing title last weekend at the Alamo City’s renowned Stock Show Rodeo

In recent years, the San Antonio Rodeo has become the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s highest paying regular season show to help riders qualify for the December Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The title races are decided by total earnings throughout the rodeo and not by an aggregate or final round score or time. San Antonio’s 2017 PRCA rodeo, which was Feb. 9-26, offered competitors $1,480,500. The stock show’s Xtreme Bulls show on Feb. 25 offered riders $94,000.

Amberleigh Moore, a former National Finals Rodeo qualifier, clinched the barrel racing title at the 2017 San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo and earned $29,339. She finished as the rodeo’s highest money winner in a single event.

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Junior Nogueira, the 2016 PRCA’s all-around champion, and his partner, Kaleb Driggers, clinched the team roping title. They each earned $26,292. Other champions were bareback rider Tyler Nelson, ($25,881), steer wrestler Ty Erickson ($21,604), saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw ($24,927), tie-down roper Hunter Herrin ($22,745), bull rider Roscoe Jarboe ($27,033), steer roper Scott Snedecor ($27,417).

Ty Wallace won the Xtreme Bulls title and earned $25,380. He also pocketed $14,613 after finishing fourth in the PRCA/WPRA rodeo, which pushed his total earnings in San Antonio to $39,993.