Jesse Wright Nearing Season Saddle Bronc Title

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jesse Wright closed on his first saddle bronc season title Wednesday night at the National Finals Rodeo, winning the seventh round with an 84-point ride on Gold Coast.

Wright, from Milford, Utah, leads the season standings with $206,274.

Wright also tops the NFR saddle bronc money race and is second overall with $73,176.

Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa, was shut out in the round after failing to finish in the top six, leaving him second at $163,458. Cody DeMoss of Heflin, La., leads in the NFR aggregate standings race with 548 points for seven rides. He's the lone competitor with seven successful rides.