ProRodeo Sports News - June 26, 2020
PRORODEO 2020 SEASON
Shad Mayfield adds team roping to repertoire in hunt for all-around title Eyeing All-Around Matt Cohen photo Tie-down roper Shad Mayfield competes at the 2019 Reno (Nev.) Rodeo. This season, Mayfield leads the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $138,365 and is competing in team roping to get in the mix for the all-around title.
BY TRACY RENCK T ie-down roper Shad Mayfield has been spectacular in the arena in 2020. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a halt to ProRodeo, Mayfield was nearly unstoppable. When Cave Creek (Ariz.) Rodeo Days restarted rodeo the weekend of May 22-24, Mayfield picked up where he had left off, winning there in 8.5 seconds. Mayfield leads the 2020 PRCA | RAMWorld Standings with $138,365. “This year has been crazy,” Mayfield said. “This winter I won dang- near every rodeo I went to except Jackson, Miss. That was all before everything with (COVID-19) happened. The start I had, especially after The American, I knew I would be all right when things got shut down. I
still wasn’t happy because my goal was to break the single-season (tie-down roping) earnings record that Tuf Cooper has at $190,000. I think I still have a chance to break that.” Cooper set the single-season earnings record in tie-down roping before the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with $190,445 in 2017. Last season, as a rookie, Mayfield made his NFR debut, finishing 12th in the world standings with $127,075. This season, Mayfield earned $603,000 at The American, March 7-8 in Arlington, Texas – $53,000 that counted toward the world standings. He also earned $24,500 from winning the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Feb. 22.
ProRodeo Sports News 6/26/2020
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