Pearson finishes fourth in Wrangler NFR event

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


Tyler Pearson of Louisville was one of just four cowboys to record a score in all 10 rounds during the steer wrestling portion of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that came to a close last week in Las Vegas.

Pearson, who put together a strong effort despite a serious knee injury that required surgery after the event, finished fourth in the world because of his efforts. His best score in the 10-day event came in the sixth round when he finished second with a score of 3.40. His second best score was a 4.20 in round nine. He also posted a 4.30 in round three and a 4.70 in round seven.

Bray Ames won the steer wrestling event, while Dakota Eldridge was second and Hunter Cure third.

The 28-year-old Pearson, who is the son of Larry and Cheryl Pearson of Louisville, won steer wrestling titles this season at the Pendleton (Oregon) Round-up, the Days of -47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City and the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo. He also won the all around title at the Rotary Classic Rodeo in Starkville.

Look for a more in-depth article on Pearson in a later edition of the Winston County Journal.