LAS VEGAS – Bull rider Sage Kimzey became the wealthiest rookie in the history of National Finals Rodeo after placing second during the fifth round Monday.
Kimzey, from Strong City, Oklahoma, broke Steve Woolsey’s rookie earnings record for a full season (any event) of $197,646 when he earned $15,018 in round five to increase his world standings-leading total to $207,528.
Joe Frost of Randlett, Utah, and Kimzey claimed the top two places, respectively, in round five and now occupy the top two positions in the NFR aggregate standings.
Frost won round five with an 89 on Bottle Rocket. Kimzey placed second with an 87 on Hou’s American Ride.
Kimzey leads the standings with 338 points on four rides. Frost is second with 329 points on four rides. They are the only two riders to complete four successful rides.
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