December is the most wonderful time of the year — because of the Wrangler National Finals of course! Here’s everything you need to know about the PRCA top 15 Steer Wrestlers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.

2023 PRCA Top 15 Steer Wrestlers

  1. Dalton Massey
  2. Jesse Brown
  3. Tyler Waguespack
  4. Will Lummus
  5. Ty Erickson
  6. J.D. Struxness
  7. Dakota Eldridge
  8. Dirk Tavenner
  9. Stephen Culling
  10. Cody Devers
  11. Stan Branco
  12. Jacob Talley
  13. Nick Guy
  14. Bridger Anderson
  15. Don Payne

Dalton Massey*

1. Dalton Massey

Hometown: Hermiston, OR
2023 PRCA Earnings: $195,116.39
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2023)


Jesse Brown*

2. Jesse Brown

Hometown: Baker City, OR
2023 PRCA Earnings: $161,613.04
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 4 (2020-23)

“I’m most excited about the chance to win a World title.”

Jesse Brown

Tyler Waguespack*

3. Tyler Waguespack

Hometown: Gonzales, LA
2023 PRCA Earnings: $147,112.74
World Titles: 4 (2016, 2018, 2021-22)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 9 (2015-23)


Will Lummus

4. Will Lummus

Hometown: Byhalia, MS
2023 PRCA Earnings: $143,988.44
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2018-23)

“I am excited to be able to have the opportunity to win a lot of money and have the chance at a world title.”

Will Lummus

Ty Erickson*

5. Ty Erickson

Hometown: Helena, MT
2023 PRCA Earnings: $124,275.40
World titles: 1 (2019)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 8 (2014-19, 2022-23)

“I’m very grateful to be headed back to Vegas this year. I’m most looking forward to the increased payout this year. $30,000 rounds are something to be pretty excited about!”

Ty Erickson

J.D. Stuxness*

6. J.D. Struxness

Hometown: Milan, MN
2023 PRCA Earnings: $122,396.63
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (2016-17, 2019, 2022-23)

“I am most excited for… the opportunity to be going back to compete in the Thomas and Mack, nothing compares to it!”

J.D. Struxness

Dakota Eldridge*

7. Dakota Eldridge

Hometown: Elko, NV
2023 PRCA Earnings: $116,048
NFR Qualifications: 10 (2013-17, 2019-23)

Read more about Dakota in the September 2022 feature “Style Meets Strength.”

“I’m most excited about that Gold Buckle we are all chasing!!”

Dakota Eldridge

Dirk Tavenner*

8. Dirk Tavenner

Hometown: Rigby, ID
2023 PRCA Earnings: $107,839.27
NFR Qualifications: 3 (2021-23)


Stephen Culling*

9. Stephen Culling

Hometown: Fort St. John, BC
2023 PRCA Earnings: $106,058.23
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2023)


Cody Devers*

10. Cody Devers

Hometown: Balko, OK
2023 PRCA Earnings: $104,737.84
NFR Qualifications: 2 (2021, 2023)


Here’s everything you need to know about the PRCA top 15 Steer Wrestlers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.
Stan Branco*

11. Stan Branco

Hometown: Chowchilla, CA
2023 PRCA Earnings: $104,573.34
NFR Qualifications: 2 (2013,2023)

Here’s everything you need to know about the PRCA top 15 Steer Wrestlers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.
Jacob Talley*

12. Jacob Talley

Hometown: Keatchie, LA
2023 PRCA Earnings: $102,553.21
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (2016, 2018, 2020-21, 2023)

“I’m most excited about the competition, we work hard all year to go head to head with the best for a gold buckle over the next 10 days so getting that started is what I’m looking forward to most.”

Jacob Talley

Here’s everything you need to know about the PRCA top 15 Steer Wrestlers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.
Nick Guy*

13. Nick Guy

Hometown: Sparta, WI
2023 PRCA Earnings: $96,316.87
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 8 (2010, 2014-18, 2022-23)


Here’s everything you need to know about the PRCA top 15 Steer Wrestlers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.
Bridger Anderson*

14. Bridger Anderson

Hometown: Carrington, ND
2023 PRCA Earnings: $85,591.91
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2020, 2023)

“I’m most excited to get to run my first steer in the Thomas and Mack! I also can’t wait for the grand entry!”

Bridger Anderson

Here’s everything you need to know about the PRCA top 15 Steer Wrestlers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.
Don Payne*

15. Don Payne

Hometown: Stephenville, TX
2023 PRCA Earnings: $84,611.81
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2023)


*Photos courtesy PRCA

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