Ponca City Now - April 16, 2024 5:57 am

Jake Finlay

Pawhuska, OK. — Drawing from a thoughtfully chosen pen of rank Dakota Rodeo (DK) bucking horses and 30 of the most talented PRCA bronc riders, Jake Finlay stole the spotlight, matching up with DK’s, Bob’s Alibi, for 89 points to capture the title at the 4th Annual Osage Bronc Days, on Saturday, April 6, 2024 in Pawhuska, OK, with a total payoff of $16,826.
Tegan Smith took second place with an 87 point ride on DK’s Carney Girl; Allen Boore placed third with an 83.5 point ride on DK’s Vicks Pick; and Zachary Dallas (on DK’s Arthur) and Wade Sundell (on DK’s Night Shift) split fourth with 81 point rides. Tucker Begley took home the Ranch Bronc riding title with an 78 point ride.
For the past four years, Osage Bronc Days has brought the best bronc riding action and live entertainment to The Osage that fans could ask for. Thanks to the support of many national and local partnerships, and contestants all over the United States and Canada, Osage Bronc Days has gained global and regional attention, establishing itself as the premier punchy bronc match in Oklahoma. 
Last year’s champion Riggin Smith, covered Dakota Rodeo’s Arthur, for 87.5 points to earn the 2023 title. In 2022, 6X NFR Qualifier and 3X NFR Average winner Brody Cress and New Mexico native Ross Griffin split the win with 87 point rides. Osage Bronc Day’s inaugural year, Canadian PRCA Bronc Rider Ben Anderson made the 1,800-mile trek to Oklahoma after drawing Dakota Rodeo’s Cash Deal to etch his name in Osage Bronc Days history as the first champion. His earnings in Pawhuska, OK and Redmond, OR that weekend combined for the biggest jump across all events within the Top 15 of the PRCA | RAM World Standings for March 22-28, 2021. Andersen launched 25 spots, from 35th to 10th, helping qualify him for his first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and proving Osage Bronc Days to be a game changer for PRCA standings.
Jake Finlay
Jake Finlay rode Dakota Rodeo's Bobs Alibi, delivering an impressive 89-point ride for the win.
National and local sponsors include: Coors, Pendleton Whisky, Resistol, Hooey, Cinch jeans & shirts, Cavender’s, Smarty Bronc, Bronc Riding Nation, Osage Casino and Hotel, Kubota Center of Tulsa, Oklahoma AgCredit, The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, Lorec Ranch, Visit the Osage, Osage Outfitters, Dry Hollow Bar, The Buckin’ Flamingo, Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum, Bad Brads BBQ (Stillwater), and OSU Veterinary Medicine.

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