Barnes PRCA Rodeo bull wins go-round buckle in Las Vegas, 2023

Canadian earns over $39,000 riding Barnes PRCA Rodeo bull, Umm

by: Gretchen Kirchmann/PRCA

Las Vegas, Nevada (Dec. 17, 2023) – The second performance of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) held in Las Vegas on Saturday December 9, 2023 shined the spotlight on Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company from Cherokee, Iowa.  Their bull, #930 named Umm, was previously unridden until Jared Parsonage from Maple Creek, Saskatchewan won the go-round with 87.5 points. He was the first contestant out and held the top score through 14 other bull riders.

Jared Parsonage rides Barnes PRCA Rodeo bull for 87.5 points and the 2023 WNFR go-round win

“It was everything I could ask for in one.  He was right there to the left and gave me a good chance to win, kickin’ and spinning. You know, every guy, every time he draws one of them expects to win,” commented Parsonage in the media room following his ride.

Brett Barrett, bull partner of Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company, provided details on #930. “He is a four-year-old, we have hauled for right at two years. This is the first time he’s been rode. He’s been marked 45 and 46 all year. He’s been to Buffalo (Minnesota), Burley (Idaho), been to Vegas twice in the last month. He’s done good.”

Stock Contractors Westin and Katelyn Barnes along Barett and his wife Jill, plus Marty Barnes with family and friends headed to the buckle ceremony following the performance.  Montana Silversmith provides go-round buckles for all 10 rounds of the WNFR.  In rough stock events both the contestant and stock contractor receive a buckle, a bottle of Pendleton Whisky and the opportunity to walk on stage with their family and friends to accept the prestigious awards.  The buckle ceremony is held at the South Point Hotel and Casino with emcees Flint Rasmussen and Joe Beaver.

Second round bull riding results: 1. Jared Parsonage, 87.5 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s Umm, $39,291; 2. Jeff Askey, 85.5, $32,853; 3. Ky Hamilton, 78, $26,909.

The Wrangler NFR had a record-setting payout of more than $11.5 million in 2023. This amount includes guaranteed prize money of $1.2 million for WNFR qualifiers. Round winners take home $30,706 per round and average winners earn $78,747. Each go-round will pay a total of $99,053, while the average total will pay $297,159 per event. The stock contractor pay – which is 30% of the contestant payout – increased to $3,450,451.

World Champions were crowned on Saturday December 16th. The 2023 All Around Cowboy is Stetson Wright picking up his fifth consecutive all around buckle since 2019. Wright withdrew from competition after the second go-round but hung on to his impressive lead in the all-around standings.  Rookie bareback rider Keenan Hayes made PRCA history with his first world championship along with winning rookie of the year and WNFR average winner titles.  Saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston won his fourth world championship.  Riley Webb won his first Tie-down Roping title. Steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack repeated his world championship back-to-back and fifth overall. Team ropers Tyler Wade/Wesley Thorp won header, heeler titles.  Ky Hamilton clinched his first career PRCA Bull Riding World Championship and RAM Top Gun award.  Barrel racer Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi captured the world championship for her third time overall.  For more information visit