Struxness strikes for 2nd at NFR
December 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS – The obstacles that come any contestant’s way at the National Finals Rodeo can be varied and be plentiful.
That’s why a simple-but-straight-forward approach is best when competing at ProRodeo’s grand finale. It’s what has worked for steer wrestler J.D. Struxness in his two previous qualifications to Las Vegas, and it propelled him to a top payday during Thursday’s first go-round.
He stopped the clock in 3.8 seconds to finish in a tie for second place in the opener of the 10-day marathon, collecting $18,192 in the process. That pushed his season earnings to $111,022 an...