Former Hawley Rodeo Bull Riding Champion qualifies for NFR

OMAHA, Neb. (Nov. 1, 2022) –   Reid Oftedahl from Raymond, Minn. is heading to his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas, Dec. 1-10, 2022.  This past June he earned the bull riding championship at the 68th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo.  He won $3,062 riding Barnes’ PRCA Rodeo bull, Boogieman, for 85.5 points.

The 28-year-old cowboy is literally making his first trip to the WNFR. While his family and friends have attended as spectators over the years, Oftedahl emphasized, he was waiting until he qualified.  Oftedahl is an elite group being only the fourth Minnesotan bull rider in history to compete at the WNFR since 1959.   Past WNFR qualifiers include his close friend and mentor Brett Stall (2012, 2015), brothers Charlie (1981) and Paul Wiederholt (1993).

“This is where Reid is going to really shine. He can ride rank bulls, competes in loud atmospheres and will really excel in Vegas,” stated Stall, “I’ve known him since he was in junior high rodeo, and I saw he had the potential to be at the next level.”

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