KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Edgar bull rider Parker Breding won his third RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo championship on Sunday here.
The 25-year-old bull rider got on three bulls in one day on his way to winning the title. His final ride was an 83.5-point effort on Brookman Rodeo's Chicken Dance. He also won the rodeo in 2014 and 2016.
Breding pocketed the most money of any competitor on the weekend, cashing in for $29,567, which included ground money.
"This is amazing; I came down here wanting this really bad," Breding said in a PRCA press release. "I needed a money boost, because I'm up there toward the top of the standings, but I need to keep winning more and this helps."
Breding entered the NCFR fifth in the PRCA world standings with $52,241 won on the year. He's also won Rodeo Houston for $50,000. Breding is a two-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier.
Mason Clements won the bareback riding buckle with an 86-point ride in the finals. Clements tied with Tim O'Connell, who also had 86 points, but Clements got the win by having the higher score in the semifinals.
Clements and O'Connell each earned $6,634 in the finals. Clements took home a total of $19,237 for the four-day rodeo. And like all the winners from the NCFR, Clements received a $20,000 voucher toward a new RAM truck.
J.R Vezain was third in the finals with an 85.5 for $3,791.
Logan Olson and Matt Kasner roped their steer in 5.4 seconds in the finals, the same as Andrew Ward and Reagan Ward, but Olson and Kasner's 5.4-second time in the semifinals pushed them over the edge.
It was the first NCFR titles for Olson and Kasner, who took home $20,090, which was tops among team ropers.
Tuf Cooper's 7-second performance in the tie-down roping finals landed the Texas cowboy his first NCFR buckle.
Cooper, the reigning all-around world champion, took home the most money among tie-down ropers, earning $18,005.
Steer wrestler Chason Floyd made his first NFR last year. His NCFR title could set him on his way to NFR No. 2.
Floyd won the NCFR buckle in 4.2 seconds, earning $7,581 for the win. He and Bridger Chambers each finished with a steer wrestling-best $17,058. In the finals, Chambers scored a time of 4.3 seconds to earn $5,686.
An 86-point ride on Bartender served Isaac Diaz the saddle bronc title.
Diaz split the finals with Wade Sundell, who also went for 86 points, but Diaz was the championship because of a higher score in the semifinals.
Diaz took home $14,594 from the rodeo, while Sundell took home the most money among saddle bronc riders with $18,669. Brody Cress tied for third in the finals with J.J. Elshere with 84 points for $2,843.
In barrel racing, Taci Bettis scored 15.34 seconds in the finals for $7,581. Jessica Routier was second with 15.44 for $4,686.