Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston conquers NFR sixth go-round with personal best

It couldn't have been any better for Zeke Thurston as he won the NFR sixth go-round, also achieving his personal best of 88.5.

Zeke Thurston in action at the saddle bronc event earlier this year at Ponoka Stampede. Thurston won the NFR sixth go-round with a personal best of 88.5 points.

It couldn’t have been any better for Zeke Thurston as he won the NFR sixth go-round achieving his personal best of 88.5 at the saddle bronc event on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Las Vegas.

Riding Black Hills, Thurston was able to break through his good performance in the earlier rounds to achieve something even great – winning his first NFR go-round.

“That horse has been treating me really good,” Thurston said after the win. Having had her twice before, Thurston was confident he would be able to ride her out.

It has taken the Big Valley cowboy 16 rounds to get his first NFR go-round win, but if his performance this year is anything to go by, there’s quite a few more to come.

 

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