Jill Wilson leads WPRA barrel racers in earnings over the lucrative Fourth of July rodeo run, known as Cowboy/Cowgirl Christmas.
There have been many exciting things going on this year and although barrel racing is my main focus, the breakaway roping has been one of my highlights.
Nellie Miller of Cottonwood, California, became the first barrel racer since Kristie Peterson in 1998 to successfully defend her CFD championship. The 2017 world champion, who is currently ranked second in the 2019 standings, won $20,697 dollars in Frontier Park, making her the highest money winner of the rodeo.
Lisa Lockhart and Jackie Crawford outpace the competition in the barrels and breakaway thus far at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo.