Guymon Daily Herald

Rocker Steiner has electrifyi­ng ride to advance to FW finals


The lightning rod who is Rocker Steiner was as electrifyi­ng as ever on Thursday night.

Steiner, who turned 19 in December, had a 90-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Twin Cherry to win Semifinal A at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo at Dickies Arena.

“I have never been on that horse, I have just been watching it for a while,” Steiner said. “I’ve seen a lot of guys hit the dirt and I’ve seen a lot of guys be big scores. My dad (Sid) told me I had a bucker and he told me it was Twin Cherry. A piece of my heart dropped, and a piece shot through the roof. I knew I was going to be money or mud.”

Steiner said the horse was as good as advertised.

“It felt like we were jumping five feet in the air and Mike Tyson was hitting me in the back of the head and my arm was tied to a freight train going downhill,” Steiner said. “Luckily, I had my binds tight tonight and kept chin down and had some fun.”

The top four placers in each event from Thursday’s Semifinal A advance to the finals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in this lucrative Playoff Series rodeo. The semifinals conclude at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The 8 contestant­s/8 team roping teams will aim for top honors in the finals. All the action will be broadcast live on The Cowboy Channel and the Cowboy Channel Plus App for this Playoff Series rodeo.

“The mindset stays the same, win,” said Steiner, who earned $4,000 for his Thursday performanc­e. “If you have to get hurt in the process so be it. I’m here to win. I’m not here for second place. I’m here to take the buckle.”

This past December, Steiner made his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge debut in Las Vegas, and it was quite the roller-coaster ride.

Steiner finished 10th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $185,367. He earned $51,039 at the NFR, thanks to placing in three rounds, including winning Round 6 with an 88.5-point ride on Wayne Vold Rodeo’s True Grit.

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