Jake Watson was back in the top three at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, finishing third in round seven of the saddle bronc event with a score of 87.50. Riding Cash Deal, Watson earned $15,653.85 for his ride.
After Watson won round five with a score of 92, he finished out of the money in round six, but did post a score of 81.50 to tie for ninth place and help him in the overall saddle bronc average.
So far, through seven rounds, Watson has earned $41,884.62. There are three more rounds left to go for Watson to earn some more prize money, as well as the payout for the average. All in all, it's been a pretty good week at work for Watson.
Round eight of the NFR starts tonight, December 12, at 7 p.m.
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