At just 22 years old, Wright is already setting records and claiming NFR titles. In 2019, he became the first rookie to win the all-around world title. In 2020, he added gold buckles in the all-around competition and bull riding. “To have my name in the same sentence as Trevor Brazile is pretty awesome,” Wright said. “And to break a record that the 26-time world champion set is pretty special, too. “ Some of those accolades stand out more than others, and Wright said this is one of them.
“I guess it’s going pretty good,” Wright said of his outstanding season. “I guess I never think about the money won, and never records too. I just think gold buckles. So, it’s pretty awesome to hear that.” ProRodeo legend Trevor Brazile held the record, earning $218,852 in the regular season all-around standings in 2015. Brazile’s money total was initially reported to be $282,242, but that figure was incorrect because it included the money he earned at the 2015 National Finals Steer Roping.
Brazile, who won a PRCA record 26 world championships and earned more than $7 million in career earnings, is an inspiration to many cowboys on the rodeo trail, Wright included. The Milford, Utah, cowboy made ProRodeo history by becoming the winningest regular-season all-around money earner with $285,135 in saddle bronc riding and bull riding.
He’s certainly doing his job, claiming 23 all-around, nine bull riding and four saddle bronc riding wins so far this season.Looking back on his successful career, Wright expressed one emotion – gratitude. “Everything means a lot to me, and I think, for sure, I’m thankful for everything that’s happened to me,” he said. “I don’t pay too much attention to anything I’ve done in the past or what I can do in the future,” Wright said. “I just focus on staying on my bull and horse every day. That’s all I can control, and I guess everything else will come if I do my job.”
One might think Wright’s fame and recognition would change his mindset, but he said he likes to stay in the present, always focusing on his next ride. “This earnings record ranks up there, especially because Trevor Brazile held the record,” Wright said.
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