CFR Crowns Champions One Last Time at Northlands Coliseum



2017 Canadian Champions Declared


  • Courtesy of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

Edmonton, ALTA – November 12, 2017


It was simply a case of unfinished business.

For Canadian team ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler, CFR44 offered the opportunity to fulfill a dream that had been left incomplete up to now. While Ponoka, Alberta header, Simpson, had a Canadian championship to his credit, to go along with his 2016 World Champion buckle, heeling partner, Jeremy Buhler, was still looking for his first Canadian title. Despite a slow start to their CFR (they had two no times in the first three rounds), the duo blazed their way through Super Saturday with back to back 4.1 second go-round winning runs and added a 4.2 second run on Championship Sunday to emerge as victors.

“It was very exciting to follow up a ‘dream come true season winning the world’ to come back up here, finally have a good year to come in here number one then outlast everyone until the end and stay number one.”

Simpson and Buhler, who also finished fifth in the average, ended the season with $59,006 each for a comfortable margin over second place finishers Justin and Brett McCarroll.

Another season leader who was able to win a Canadian title was saddle bronc rider Layton Green of Meeting Creek, Alberta. Green saw second place man - and reigning world champion - Zeke Thurston, make up considerable ground on this lead over the first three rounds. But the 23 year old Green turned things around for the last three rounds of CFR44 and restored his comfortable edge. What was an amazing year for the second generation cowboy ended with Green establishing a new saddle bronc season earnings record. He wrapped up the year with $107,363 to move past eight time Canadian Champion Rod Hay who had previously held the record at $101,646 (set in 2005).

“It’s pretty special; it’s something I’ve dreamed of as long as I can remember,” Green said. “I always wanted to ride broncs and wanted to be a Canadian champion. It’s a dream come true. And to walk out in the arena with one of your best friends (Thurston) and know that either you or him is going to be Canadian champion is something I’ll never forget.”

For the first time since 2009, a Canadian reigns supreme in the tie down roping event. Nanton, Alberta cowboy, Logan Bird edged fellow Canadian, Riley Warren, by less than $1000 for the win. Bird had to overcome a broken barrier in the last round, and capitalized on the struggles of several in the field of 12 (including the defending world champion Tyson Durfey and the last Canadian to win it, Alwin Bouchard) to capture the title.

“When you come to the CFR, you’re not just roping against anybody,” Bird stated. “You’ve got to be on your game because these are the best in the world.”

The 23 year old’s success is due, in large measure, to two things: his encyclopedic knowledge of the calves and his 13 year old gray gelding, TJ, the 2016 tie down roping horse of the year. “I wouldn’t be here without TJ. He helps me out so much. In my opinion, he’s probably the best horse in Canada, and close to the best horse in the world.”

The closest race at this year’s CFR was in the ladies barrel racing where Aldergrove, British Columbia cowgirl, Carman Pozzobon, slipped byTexan, Jaime Hinton, by just $183. Pozzobon, the Canadian season leader, finished up the year with $68,399 and her first gold buckle.

“My main goal (on the final day) was to get around all three barrels; I didn’t care if it was ugly or not,” the gifted horse trainer said. Pozzobon was first out on Championship Sunday and finished fourth in the round with a 14.660 to capture second place in the average en route to the title. The two time CFR qualifier was riding her seven year old mare, Ripp n Lady (Ripp), 2017 Canadian barrel horse of the year. 

A trio of American cowboys captured Canadian titles in 2017. Seth Hardwick of Ranchester, Wyoming caught season leader and three time Canadian champion, Jake Vold, in the bareback riding to win the title by a margin of just $850. Hardwick placed in every round and won the average for a total of $74,980.

The steer wrestling honor went to Benton, Arkansas cowboy, Jason Thomas, who - like Harwick - put together six go-round placings and an average win for a total of $59,177 to best second place finisher, Scott Guenthner, by $5000.

And in the bull riding, season leader, Garrett Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, laid claim to his first Canadian championship by riding four of his six bulls and finishing second in the average for an $8000 margin of victory over the second place man, Tanner Girletz. Girletz, the 2006 Canadian champion, was at his ninth Canadian Finals and announced before the start of this year’s CFR that this was his final season as a bull rider.

Ky Marshall in the All Around (second time) and Morgan Grant for the High Point award (3rd time) were repeat winners. Earlier in the week, the youth event champions were crowned. Connor Hamilton of Calgary is the 2017 Novice bareback champion; Dawson Hay (Wildwood, AB) is the novice saddle bronc winner and Luke Ferber of Irricana won his second steer riding title.

Top CFR stock honors went to C5 Rodeo for their bareback horse, Virgil; the Calgary Stampede for saddle bronc, Wild Cherry and the Kesler Rodeo company for their bull, Flight Plan.

In its 44th and final year at Northlands Coliseum, CFR 44 attracted 90,268 fans - a 3.3% increase over last year’s attendance figure.

Breaking News: Calgary Stampede Legend Joe Carbury, dies at the age of 91

The voice of the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races Joe Carbury waves goodbye in 2008 as he finished his long career. JACK CUSANO / POSTMEDIA

More from Rita Mingo, For the Calgary Herald

Published on: October 18, 2017 | Last Updated: October 18, 2017 8:47 AM MDT

The iconic voice of the Calgary Stampede has been stilled.

Joe Carbury, who for 45 years called chuckwagon races in his inimitable style and made the gravelly “And they’rrrre off …” his signature line, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91..

“He’s a Stampede legend,” said Billy Melville, chuckwagon historian and colour commentator on CBC-TV and radio. “His voice defined chuckwagon racing and the Calgary Stampede.

“He was a great guy, a good friend. I’m glad I was able, a couple of years ago, to get an oral history on him so we’ve been able to get that in the Stampede archives. Calgary lost a legend. His voice was so unique.”

Those who knew him described him as a class act all the way.

“Totally outgoing, good-hearted guy,” said John Down, who for many years covered chuckwagon racing for Calgary newspapers. “I don’t know if you could find anybody that would have anything bad to say about him. He was just a real good person.


“Everyone knew him for his voice. I remember we were in a grocery store one day and all of a sudden I heard this voice and it had to be three or four rows over and I said to my wife ‘Joe Carbury’s in the store’.

“There will never be another voice like Joe’s. Million dollar pipes. And he was happiest when he was in the Eye in the Sky.”

Carbury was from Winnipeg originally. He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

“He was a real gem of a man,” said Melville. “He took the time to get to know the drivers and the outriders as people. He was a chuckwagon guy; he just had a different role.”

One of those drivers was Kelly Sutherland, on whom Carbury bestowed the nickname ‘The King’.

“He started announcing the same year I started driving ironically,” recalled Sutherland. “We became very close. He got to know the competitors and their families. He used to come visit prior to the Stampede and would call to get an update on who was running tough. He kept a real pulse on the sport all the time.

“He really grew to become attached to chuckwagon racing. He was one of the first guys who started to throw monikers to drivers, to put some excitement in the sport. The first time I ever heard it I was coming down the home stretch and when I got closer to the finish line, I heard Joe say ‘here comes the King and all the king’s men’. Pretty soon everyone called me that. But he was the one that hung it on me.”

His career in sports began in Medicine Hat in the late 1940s.

“It’s actually quite the story,” Melville related. “He started as salesman for Monsanto and they gave him a car and that was a big deal at the time. Monsanto was running some radio spots at a local station and he started talking sports with the station manager. The station manager out of the blue said to him ‘you have a pretty good idea about sports and we’re looking for a sports reporter’. He laid a few vocal tracks down and made an offer to hire him and it was a real tough decision for him because if he left Monsanto, he had to give the car back!”

That fateful decision changed Carbury’s life. He met his wife Rose, who was a nurse in Medicine Hat, later moved to Calgary and eventually began the long run into Calgary Stampede history.

He began his on-air career as play-by-play announcer for the Medicine Hat Tigers. He would also call CFL games, both in Calgary and Edmonton, as well as boxing matches. When he switched over to the horses, he started at the track as thoroughbreds announcer.

He called the chucks for 45 years, retiring in July of 2008.


From left, Joe Carbury the voice of the wagons at the Calgary Stampede and Doyle Mulaney, long-time wagon driver, with the Brasso Nissan sponsored chuckwagon in the mid-80s. ARCHIVE /  COURTESY BRASSO NISSAN

“I knew of Joe Carbury for years and years,” said Les McIntyre, the man who would step into Carbury’s place. “When I first started announcing in 1985, I got into it unexpectedly and I went to Calgary to listen to Joe call horse races. Then I got to know him a few years later when I was doing more rodeo stuff. He was a very humble man. I had lots of people say ‘oh, you’ll replace Joe Carbury’. Well, you’ll never replace the voice. The position, yes, but the voice and the man you couldn’t replace.

“There’s only so many ways you can describe a chuck wagon race and he pretty much set the bar and set the ball rolling in that area,” McIntyre added. “Anybody who does it now … we all have Joe in the back of our minds when we’re doing it.”


WPCA Saddened By The Passing Of Legendary Calgary Stampede Track Announcer Joe Carbury

Joe Carbury
April 4, 1926 - October 17, 2017

The World Professional Chuckwagon Association was saddened by passing of legendary Calgary Stampede Track Announcer on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from natural causes at the age of 91 years.

Joe Carbury was the youngest of six children born to Peter and Susan Carrabre in the Fort Garry district of Winnipeg, Manitoba on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926.

Despite his mother’s objections, he followed the lead of his older brothers and joined the Navy in 1944 when he turned 18. For the last two years of the war, all 5 Carrabre boys were in active duty in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Joe was assigned to the merchant navy to make the crossing from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England. He made a total of 16 crossings (8 round trips) during the last two years of the war. These ships were loaded with war supplies such as tanks andammunition, and with the Atlantic waters infested with German submarines who were determined that these merchant navy ships did not make their destination. Upon his discharge from the navy, his older sister was disillusioned that people could never pronounce their last name properly from the spelling Carrabre, so she legally changed the spelling of her name to “Carbury.” Joe followed his sister’s lead, and he officially became “Joe Carbury.”

In late 1948 Joe began his broadcasting career at radio station CHAT in Medicine Hat – CHAT in the Hat. His first job as a play-by-play announcer was doing the hockey games for the Medicine Hat Tigers junior hockey team. It was here Joe met a nurse named Rose Renner and on July 16, 1949 they were married. A few years later they welcomed daughters Colleen and Kathleen, and eventually grandchildren Amanda and Garratt. It was a union that would last over 60 years until Rose’s passing on March 11, 2011.

In 1951, Joe left Medicine Hat for the big city and ended up working for CFAC Radio in Calgary. From 1953 to 1958 Joe did the play-by-play for the Calgary Stampeders Football Club. In 1959 Joe and Rose moved east to Hamilton, Ontario to continue doing football play by play only now it was for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Missing the west, the Carbury’s returned to Calgary permanently in 1961, and Joe began work at both CFAC and CKXL radio.

While working for CKXL, Joe did it all - hockey, football, curling, boxing – you name it. Around 1963 while the thoroughbreds were running down at Stampede Park, Joe took a tape machine and called a couple of races that would air later on. After the races aired on CKXL, a member of the racing association heard it, thought it was pretty good, and asked Joe if he wanted to be the P.A. announcer for the thoroughbreds. It was the start of a new career that he would eventually be best known for.

In 1964 the Calgary Stampede approached Joe about the possibility of doing the evening chuckwagon races. Although he didn't really know what it was all about, he was somewhat familiar with the chuckwagon races, and he was explained to by Stampede officials some of the rules and regulations. Joe agreed to give it a shot and from that day on, the chuckwagon races would never be the same. “There’s the horn! And They’reeeeee Offfff” became a catch phrase that will be forever etched in the brains of anyone who ever experienced a race.

Joe Carbury called his last chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2008, ending a run of 45 incredible years. Following his final call, Joe was brought in front of the grandstand to say his last farewell. He was joined by his wife and daughters in an emotional moment, and a capacity crowd gave Joe a well deserved standing ovation. A few months later at the World Professional Chuckwagon Association’s (WPCA) annual banquet, Joe was honored with Tourism Calgary’s “White Hat Ceremony.” He received Special Recognition from the WPCA in 1993, and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

Joe is survived by daughters Coleen (Jim) Hutton and Kathleen Carbury; grandchildren Amanda and Garratt Hooker. A Memorial Service for Joe Carbury will be announced at a later time.

Joe will be missed by all in the WPCA, and we extend our sincere condolences to the Carbury family.

“And We’reeeeee Offfff.”

Billy Melville

BRC News Update: 21 Years of Boyz & Bullz

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Bull Riders Canada Inc. Press Release

16 October 2017

Media Contact: BRC –

For Immediate Release



Eriksdale, Manitoba - The 21st Annual Boneyard General Repair Boyz & Bullz event was once again a Bull Rider and fan favorite - taking place this year in front of another sold out crowd!

Event Producer, Ben Kinkead with Crossfire Bullriding Promotions styles this event a little differently than most. It starts off with a Mr. Perogie & Steak dinner, where the Noventis Credit Union Bull Draft is done live with the Bull Riders. A crowd of about 200 fans came early to watch this standout feature of the Boyz & Bullz event.

Wyatt Laughlin was 159 points on two head for the win. Round 1 saw him ride Rafter KO/Johnson Bucking Bulls' Missing Pieces for 79 points; Round 2 he took on Thrift Shop for 80 points - another Rafter KO/Johnson Bucking Bull. 

With these two rides, Wyatt took home over $3,300.00 and 390 points moving him from 20th up to 11th position in the BRC National Standings. 


Thank you to Ashton Laughlin for submitting the video clip of Wyatt's ride:

BRC caught up with Wyatt following the event. "...I knew after bumping up following Spiritwood I had the finals made. I wanted to gain more ground in the Standings riding in Eriksdale as well. It's such a good event being able to pick what bull you get on." 

Eriksdale was also Stop #8 - the final stop - on the BRC Central Tour. Steve Maddison was the last man standing in this Tour and won himself an additional 400 points, which bumped him from a tied spot at 43/44th all the way into the Top 25, where he now sits tied for 22/23rd and has earned the opportunity to compete at the BRC Finals. An official presentation for the Central Tour winner will be done in Lloydminster during the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals V.

New to Eriksdale this year was the Champions Challenge presented by Lucas Oil Products and Oil Mart, that featured the Event Champion coming back into the arena for another chance to win some cash!

The Champion picks from 1 of 3 bulls - the Bull he picks is the one he will compete on. He then picks a Challenger, who will pick 1 of the 2 remaining bulls. That Challenger picks a third challenger, who ends up with the remaining bull. The 3 Challengers ride off and the winner receives $500.00 - and of course, bragging rights!

With a bit of equipment malfunction after riding his second bull, Event Champion Wyatt Laughlin respectfully declined to ride in the Champions Challenge. This gave way for Marcos Gloria to step in, as he was second in the event with a score of 85 points on Stevens Bucking Bulls' 041 Pop Rocks. 

The Champions Challenge saw a final outcome of Bull Riders 3 - Bulls 0. Third place was Ty Ellis on Stevens Bucking Bulls' Guitar Town for 81.5 points, second place Ryan Neufeld on Lazy S & Bonkowski Bucking Bulls' 3M Beef Supply with 82 points, and the winner of the Champions Challenge was Marcos Gloria with an 86 point ride on Rafter KO/Johnson Bucking Bulls' Smoke & Mirrors.


Thank you to Andre Oliveira for submitting the video clip of Marcos' ride:

There were no points awarded for the Champions Challenge, but points are one thing Marcos Gloria does not need too many of right now. Gloria finished the Season with 3400 points, 405 points ahead of the number 2 man and Season IV Finals Champion, Cody Coverchuk. 

With Eriksdale being the final event on the schedule, BRC can officially congratulate Marcos Gloria on his position as Season Leader.

BRC has learned that Marcos is "...really celebrating sealing the Season Leader!" 

We will all be celebrating another successful season very soon at the Wrangler BRC Finals V on December 1st & 2nd in Lloydminster, SK. 

This is what it all comes down to! After 73 Events coast-to-coast across Canada and into Montana, USA, the #BRCFinals is where we will crown one National Champion. See you there!

Visit Bull Riders Canada website for full Event Results and current National Standings.

CPRA News: Grass Roots Drama Leads to Standings Shuffle


Airdrie, ALTA – October 2, 2017


In its first three years of existence, the Grass Roots Pro Rodeo Tour Final has been marked by Cinderella stories, joy and heartbreak.

All three were in evidence once again this weekend for the 2017 edition of the Grass Roots Final. At the top of the list on the upbeat side of the ledger was the team roping duo of Riley Warren and Stacy Cornet. The pair entered the weekend in 16th place in the Canadian standings, four spots out of a qualifying berth for the Canadian Finals Rodeo. But a ‘lights out’ performance over the two day event propelled Warren and Cornet into the top twelve and assured them of six more runs—this time in Edmonton’s Northlands Coliseum in five weeks’ time.

For Warren, the result was especially sweet as the six year pro missed the CFR last year in this event by just $17. One year later, the Stettler cowboy exacted his revenge as he and his veteran heeler split 3/4 in the first round (5.2 seconds), added a 3rd in the second round (5.3 seconds) to win the average and take home $3593 and the Grass Roots team roping championship.

“This is a lot better feeling this year,” Warren noted, “and this will help me in the high point race as well.” Warren is locked in a three way race for the high point title with Curtis Cassidy and Morgan Grant.

“I was riding Clay Ullery’s horse, Peggy Sue, here,” Warren added. “He told me I could use the horse but I’d ‘better make the CFR’ and ride her there as well!” This wasn't the first time that the Grass Roots Final had a major impact on the 28 year old's season. At the inaugural Final n 2014, Warren had to win the final round to qualify for the CFR... and he did with then partner Grady Branden.

Warren and Cornet got together part way through the 2016 season, and for Cornet, the Brant, Alberta cowboy, CFR#44 will be his sixth appearance and first since 2014. 

“We knew we had to win today,” Cornet said. “But to be honest, I was kind of distracted all day. I found out from a neighbour that there were some free farm buildings available near our place; I spent the day working on that. The good thing about coming in as far back as we were was there really wasn't much pressure. We just had to rope as well as we could in the go rounds and see what happened."

But the team roping drama didn’t end there as the 13th place team going in, Jesse Popescul and Kevin Schreiner were part of the first round 3/4 split and finished second in the average for a $2343 payday that lifted them to 11th place. The CFR appearance will be the Glentworth, Saskatchewan cowboy’s first while Schreiner will be heading northward from his Medicine Hat home for the 10th time. 

The two teams that were bumped from the CFR were the American duo of Lane Mitchell and Brady Tryan and the cross-border team comprising Cory Kidd (North Carolina) and Cole Davison (Vulcan, Alberta).

The bareback riding too saw a change as the 13th place Cole Goodine picked up a 3rd place finish in the Saturday night go round, and added a 4th place average cheque. The $1250 haul carried the Carbon, Alberta hand past Innisfail’s Dylan Bilton and punched his ticket to CFR ’44. Goodine knows the other side of the Grass Roots emotional coin as he watched Billy West blow by him for the Rookie of the Year honours in the first year of the Calgary event.

And a similar scenario unfolded this time around in the Rookie race as barrel racer Diane Skocdopole caught the teenage sensation, Taylor Manning, with her last run prior to the CFR. Skocdopole and her eight year old mare, Sonic, topped the field on Saturday night with a 15.653 second run - the fastest of the weekend. That run, coupled with her 5th place Friday night finish, earned the Big Valley cowgirl 2nd place in the average as well - for a $3100 weekend, to clinch the rookie title.

The overall Grass Roots barrel racing honours went to Sydney Daines as she managed to survive a weekend that included a university exam, two intercollegiate soccer games for her U of A Pandas team (both games and the exam were in Edmonton) and two blazing runs aboard ‘Flame’ to take home $4062. The win vaulted her from 9th to 5th heading into the CFR.

Kyle Lucas will be making his 4th trip to the CFR but he had to avoid near disaster to make it happen. After an opening night broken barrier, Lucas’ season came down to one final run. But a split second after he nodded, his calf stumbled coming out of the box. Somehow the 23 year-old managed to check his horse, then put together a brilliant 7.5 second run to win the round and secure himself 3rd spot in the average. The win carried the son of four time Canadian champion, Joe Lucas, past Saskatchewan roper Jesse Popescul who had hoped for a two event appearance at the CFR but would have to settle for that team roping qualification.

Two stories that come under the heading ‘feel good’ added a couple more chapters at the Agrium Western Event Centre over the weekend. Baillie Milan’s almost unbelievable late season run was capped off with his Grass Roots Final win. Milan was sitting in 50th place in the steer wrestling standings going into Strathmore in early August. He had $2000 won. But the turnaround started with the Cochrane cowboy’s Strathmore win and continued with a remarkable seven week winning streak that was capped off with his Grass Roots title. The oldest of the three Milan brothers won the Friday night round (4.0 seconds), then was third on Saturday night (4.5) to easily win the average for a $4375 payday and the win. But perhaps even more remarkable is the fact that Milan’s season earnings total has swelled to $21,326 and he will head to the CFR in 4th place in the standings.

The other heart-warming story coming out of the weekend was the performance of bull rider Tanner Girletz. Since announcing his impending retirement a month ago has, Girletz has, as he says, had “his foot on the gas pedal” ever since. The 2006 Canadian champion added the Grass Roots trophy buckle to his collection with a brilliant showing on the weekend. He rode Eno Bucking Bulls’ Done Talking to a go round winning 86.5 on Friday nights, then added a fourth place 82 point ride on Saturday night. His 168 two head total gave him a two point cushion atop the average leaderboard. A large and appreciative crowd gave the veteran a warm ovation as he completed his last Calgary ride of what has been a tremendous career. The third generation cowboy will head to Edmonton in sixth place, an upward move of three spots courtesy of his Grass Roots Final success.

Also in the bull riding, Ponoka’s Tyler Pankewitz refused to relinquish his grasp on the final CFR qualifier berth as he held off the hard-charging Lonnie West at Calgary. Pankewitz needed a big ride on Saturday night after being bucked off on Friday and he came through with an impressive 86.5 on X6 Ranch’s Muddy Water. The$1250 for the go round win coupled with a 4th place $625 in the average meant ‘Pank’ will be making his way to his 7th CFR in search of his fist Canadian title.

The story in the saddle bronc riding was the Meeting Creek rock star, Layton Green, as it has been for much of the 2017 season. The 23 year-old lengthened his already substantial lead at the top of the Canadian standings’as he ‘40 percented ‘em” with back to back 85 point rides. The first came aboard Frank Wyzykoski’s Party Code with the second on Kesler Rodeo’s Sunset Strip. The $5000.00 cheque gives Green, who will also be appearing at his first WNFR this year, a whopping $78,038 in regular season earnings with Rod Hay’s single season record of $101,646 clearly in his sights.

For complete unofficial results from the Grass Roots Final, check out

Next stop, the Canadian Finals Rodeo November 8-12 - Edmonton Northlands.

CPRA News: Man With A Plan - Ben Robinson Grass Roots Bound

Airdrie, ALTA – September 25, 2017

Ben Robinson had a plan. A three-part plan.

Three weeks ago it looked like the third generation tie-down roper was in pretty tough in his bid to get to his first Canadian Finals Rodeo.

“I knew I had to really well at Olds first of all,” Robinson acknowledged. And that’s exactly what he did. An 8.1 second run at Oldstoberfest was good for the win and netted the Innisfail cowboy $1837.

“After that I figured I needed to get about $1500 out of Hanna and Brooks to give me a shot at the Grass Roots Final next weekend.” Once again the plan worked as it was scripted. A third place run at the Hanna Indoor Pro Rodeo and a 5/6 split at the Dallas Sunstrum Memorial in Brooks gave Robinson a $1472 weekend and vaulted him into the top ten in the Grass Roots Final standings and a spot on the roster for the Calgary event.

The 22 year-old is aware, as are most competitors, that every year there’s a handful of cowboys and cowgirls that use the Grass Roots event to catapult themselves up the highway to Edmonton for the all-important CFR date in November. 

“Two year ago, I missed the Grass Roots Final by a hundred bucks and last year it was a little more than that but not much,” the son of Hall of Famer Larry Robinson noted. Now having that monkey off his back, if Robinson can make the third part of his strategic roadmap work as well as the first two, he just might have to add a fourth component to the game plan—a little CFR strategy.

“I know I have to finish well in the two rounds at Calgary and be pretty high up in the average when it’s over,” he admitted. Although it won’t be an easy task as the other nine guys in the tie down roping are among the best in the game, Robinson is philosophical about his chances. “At least this time I only have to compete against nine guys, not like at a rodeo where there’s forty or fifty.”

With his 14 year-old gelding, Caesar, at the top of his game and practice sessions going well, Robinson will be riding into the Agrium Western Event Centre with a high level of confidence. Not surprising given what he’s done with his last three runs. If he has two more in his arsenal, Grass Roots fans might just be watching one more of the come-from-behind stories that make this event the perfect segue from the end of the regular season the Canadian Finals Rodeo. 

And speaking of late season Cinderella stories, there probably isn’t a better one than steer wrestler, Baillie Milan. Six weeks ago, the Cochrane cowboy was sitting 50th in the Canadian standings. Now after a 3-5 split at Brooks gave Milan an $850 cheque he has climbed all the way to ninth place in the standings. And, like Robinson, Milan saw his weekend performance carry to a roster-spot in Calgary as well.

“I always thought it would be cool for all three of us to be at the CFR the same year,” the oldest of the three Milan steer wrestlers mused a few weeks ago. With Tanner and Straws already solidly among the top five in the bulldogging standings, it looks like that dream too is on the cusp of coming true. Apparently all the hype we hear from announcers and publicists about the drama surrounding the final weeks of the regular season and the Grass Roots Final—well, it looks like there’s something to it after all.

And that drama will be ratchetted up one more time this weekend as Ben Robinson, Baillee Milan and the rest of the Grass Roots qualifiers make their way to the Agrium Western Event Centre for two performances—Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30 at 7 pm both nights.

Grass Roots Final tickets are available through Ticket Master and at the door. $15 each (12 and under free)

For complete results from the Hanna Pro Rodeo and the Dallas Sunstrum Memorial, head to

PRCA Bubble Watch 2017

It’s anyone’s game until the regular season officially ends on Oct. 1, and every dollar counts in the race for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. Check back with on Monday, after all rodeos have been processed, to find out who broke the bubble. For many cowboys, a chance at making it into the Top 15 remains a possibility – but they’re going to have to bring their best and win some big checks at this week’s rodeos.  Here’s a rundown of who is currently 15th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, followed by those who are just a few thousand dollars shy of claiming that highly coveted position. Bareback Riding  • Mason Clements is 15th with $83,895. Clements is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Mona, Utah. • Justin Miller is 16th and is $2,529 away from breaking into the Top 15. Miller is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; and New Braunfels, Texas. • Evan Jayne is 17th and is $3,133 away from breaking into the Top 15. Jayne is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. Steer Wrestling  • Chason Floyd is 15th with $71,192. Floyd is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. • Josh Peek is 16th and is $87 away from breaking into the Top 15. Peek is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo. • Clayton Hass is 17th and is $3,663 away from breaking into the Top 15. Hass is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Sioux Falls, S.D.  • Jacob Talley is 18th and is $4,591 away from breaking into the Top 15. Talley is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo. • Will Lummus is 19th and is $4,672 away from breaking into the Top 15. Lummus is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. • Jason Thomas is 20th and is $6,434 away from breaking into the Top 15. Thomas is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. • Matt Reeves is 21st and is $7,752 away from breaking into the Top 15. Reeves doctor released out of competing at Pasadena, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Team Roping Heading  • Charly Crawford is 15th with $74,146. Crawford is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. • Levi Simpson is 16th and is $8,808 away from breaking into the Top 15. Simpson is scheduled to compete at Sioux Falls, S.D.  Team Roping Heeling  • Jeremy Buhler is 15th with $65,338. Buhler is scheduled to compete at Sioux Falls, S.D.  • Buddy Hawkins II is 16th and is $202 away from breaking into the Top 15. Hawkins is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo. • Kyle Lockett is 17th and is $3,593 away from breaking into the Top 15. Lockett is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Las Cruces, N.M. Saddle Bronc Riding  • Jesse Wright is 15th with $74,745. Jesse Wright is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah, and Kansas City, Mo. • Cort Scheer is 16th and is $2,923 away from breaking into the Top 15. Scheer is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Mona, Utah. • Cody Wright is 17th and is $8,793 away from breaking into the Top 15. Cody Wright is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; New Braunfels, Texas; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Tie-down Roping  • Cade Swor is 15th with $83,256. Swor is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. • Blane Cox is 16th and is $6,201 away from breaking into the Top 15. Cox is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo. • Ace Slone is 17th and is $6,900 away from breaking into the Top 15. Slone is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. • Cody Quaney is 18th and is $8,252 away from breaking into the Top 15. Quaney is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. Bull Riding  • Tristan Mize is 15th with $83,601. Mize is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. • Boudreaux Campbell is 16th and is $1,287 away from breaking into the Top 15. Campbell is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo. • Brady Portenier is 17th and is $1,893 away from breaking into the Top 15. Portenier is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Las Cruces, N.M. • Tyler Bingham is 18th and is $4,680 away from breaking into the Top 15. Bingham is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.

It’s anyone’s game until the regular season officially ends on Oct. 1, and every dollar counts in the race for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. Check back with on Monday, after all rodeos have been processed, to find out who broke the bubble.

For many cowboys, a chance at making it into the Top 15 remains a possibility – but they’re going to have to bring their best and win some big checks at this week’s rodeos. 

Here’s a rundown of who is currently 15th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, followed by those who are just a few thousand dollars shy of claiming that highly coveted position.

Bareback Riding 

• Mason Clements is 15th with $83,895. Clements is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Mona, Utah.
• Justin Miller is 16th and is $2,529 away from breaking into the Top 15. Miller is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; and New Braunfels, Texas.
• Evan Jayne is 17th and is $3,133 away from breaking into the Top 15. Jayne is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.

Steer Wrestling

 • Chason Floyd is 15th with $71,192. Floyd is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.
• Josh Peek is 16th and is $87 away from breaking into the Top 15. Peek is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo.
• Clayton Hass is 17th and is $3,663 away from breaking into the Top 15. Hass is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Sioux Falls, S.D. 
• Jacob Talley is 18th and is $4,591 away from breaking into the Top 15. Talley is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo.
• Will Lummus is 19th and is $4,672 away from breaking into the Top 15. Lummus is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.
• Jason Thomas is 20th and is $6,434 away from breaking into the Top 15. Thomas is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Matt Reeves is 21st and is $7,752 away from breaking into the Top 15. Reeves doctor released out of competing at Pasadena, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.

Team Roping Heading 

• Charly Crawford is 15th with $74,146. Crawford is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.
• Levi Simpson is 16th and is $8,808 away from breaking into the Top 15. Simpson is scheduled to compete at Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Team Roping Heeling 

• Jeremy Buhler is 15th with $65,338. Buhler is scheduled to compete at Sioux Falls, S.D. 
• Buddy Hawkins II is 16th and is $202 away from breaking into the Top 15. Hawkins is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo.
• Kyle Lockett is 17th and is $3,593 away from breaking into the Top 15. Lockett is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Las Cruces, N.M.

Saddle Bronc Riding 

• Jesse Wright is 15th with $74,745. Jesse Wright is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah, and Kansas City, Mo.
• Cort Scheer is 16th and is $2,923 away from breaking into the Top 15. Scheer is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Mona, Utah.
• Cody Wright is 17th and is $8,793 away from breaking into the Top 15. Cody Wright is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; New Braunfels, Texas; and Sioux Falls, S.D.

Tie-down Roping 

• Cade Swor is 15th with $83,256. Swor is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Blane Cox is 16th and is $6,201 away from breaking into the Top 15. Cox is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo.
• Ace Slone is 17th and is $6,900 away from breaking into the Top 15. Slone is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.
• Cody Quaney is 18th and is $8,252 away from breaking into the Top 15. Quaney is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.

Bull Riding 

• Tristan Mize is 15th with $83,601. Mize is scheduled to compete at Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.
• Boudreaux Campbell is 16th and is $1,287 away from breaking into the Top 15. Campbell is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.
• Brady Portenier is 17th and is $1,893 away from breaking into the Top 15. Portenier is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Las Cruces, N.M.
• Tyler Bingham is 18th and is $4,680 away from breaking into the Top 15. Bingham is scheduled to compete at Pasadena, Texas; Mona, Utah; New Braunfels, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.

PRCA Weekend News Roundup: Sept. 25th


Standings Shuffle: 18 Cowboys Move Up

With $775,306 up for grabs among 17 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 18 cowboys saw their positions improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. 

The final stretch of the 2017 regular season is in full swing with only a few days left. ProRodeo’s top cowboys are racing to the finish line in hopes of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. 

Having two rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $137,371 at the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas, and $127,962 at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. 

Positions are starting to set in among the top, but it’s not over until the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 1. Since Sept. 18, four cowboys broke the bubble, but nobody moved up more than saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright. 

Wright jumped from 12th to eighth thanks to winning $4,145 at the Industry (Calif.) Hills Charity Pro Rodeo; $2,013 at the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo in San Bernardino, Calif.; $1,514 at the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; and $1,486 in Stephenville.

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Sept. 19-25.

• Steven Dent moved from 15th to 12th in bareback riding. 
• Ty Breuer moved from 16th to 13th in bareback riding. 
• Tuf Cooper moved from 16th to 13th in steer roping. 

• Tony Reina moved from ninth to seventh in steer roping. 
• Thomas Richards moved from 11th to ninth in team roping heading. 
• JoJo LeMond moved from 11th to ninth in steer roping. 
• Chason Floyd moved from 17th to 15th in steer wrestling.
• Tristan Mize moved from 17th to 15th in bull riding. 

• CoBurn Bradshaw moved from fourth to third in saddle bronc riding. 
• Jake Long moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heeling. 
• Jake Brown moved from eighth to seventh in bareback riding.
• Chad Masters moved from eighth to seventh in team roping heading. 
• J.C. Malone moved from 11th to 10th in tie-down roping. 
• Cory Solomon moved from 14th to 13th in tie-down roping. 
• Garrett Rogers moved from 15th to 14th in team roping heading.
• Cooper Martin moved from 15th to 14th in tie-down roping.  
• Troy Tillard moved from 15th to 14th in steer roping. 

With the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale in Sioux Falls, S.D., on the horizon, the outcome of this rodeo and others are sure to impact the world standings, and solidify who will compete at the 2017 Wrangler NFR.

Check back with next week to see who is heading to Las Vegas in December.


Posted September 24, 2017 11:25 pm 

Tie-down roping star Cooper makes move on NFR berth


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By Brett Hoffman

For the Amarillo Globe-News

During the past weekend, numerous world class competitors saddled up for PRCA shows in Amarillo and Stephenville.

The two rodeos are conducted very near the end of the regular season on the PRCA circuit. This year, the PRCA’s regular season concludes on Sept. 30. After that, the top 15 in each event will advance to the Dec. 7-16 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas or the Nov. 10-11 National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan.


Hoffman: Childress resident dominates late-summer rodeos

Hoffman: Tuf Cooper cashes in during Ellensburg Rodeo

The Amarillo and Stephenville rodeos drew renowned competitors who are on or near the bubble as they attempt to finish within the top 15 in an event and earn a National Finals berth.

For example, three-time tie-down roping world champion Tuf Cooper, a Childress native who lives in Decatur, has been on a mission to earn his first National Finals Steer Roping berth. He entered the Stephenville rodeo ranked No. 16 in the steer roping world title race.

After clinching the steer roping title in Stephenville, Cooper earned $4,077. Cooper also picked up a $798 check after finishing second in the steer roping second round at last weekend’s PRCA show in Apache, Okla. After all that, Cooper may have earned enough over the past weekend to finish the year within the top 15 and earn a National Finals Steer Roping back number.

If Cooper can qualify for the Mulvane-based NFSR, it will increase his chances of earning his first world all-around title. Cooper is ranked No. 1 in tie-down roping and has secured a berth at the Las Vegas-based National Finals in that event. But if he also can earn a National Finals Steer Roping berth, he has the potential to be more competitive in the all-around race. That would give him an opportunity to win bigger prize money in two events instead of one.

Cooper’s rival, 13-time world all-around champion Trevor Brazile who is ranked second in the 2017 world all-around standings, has secured NFR berths in both tie-down roping and steer roping. Brazile entered rodeos last weekend ranked sixth in tie-down roping and fifth in steer roping.

So, if Cooper can advance to the nationals in both tie-down roping and steer roping, he has a much better chance of holding off Brazile who will attempt to overtake him in the all-around race.

PBR update

On the Professional Bull Riders’ circuit, Derek Kolbaba clinched the title at last weekend’s Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in Uniondale, N.Y. He is ranked No. 5 in the world title race with 3,050 points.

Eduardo Aparecido, who finished third in Uniondale, is ranked No. 1 in the world standings with 3,825 points, 130 ahead of No. 2 ranked Kaique Pacheco.

This weekend, the Ford Series, which is the PBR’s top tier tour, stops in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 2017 World Finals is scheduled for Nov. 1-5 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

Reed riding tough

Audy Reed of Spearman clinched the saddle bronc riding title at the PRCA-sanctioned Sept. 1-17 New Mexico State Fair Rodeo in Albuquerque, N.M. Reed finished No. 1 with an 85 atop a bronc named Multi-chem Forked Up, which is owned by the Cervi Championship Rodeo Co. After clinching the title and earning $4,258, Reed was ranked No. 14 in last week’s saddle bronc riding world standings with $74,914. The Albuquerque victory was much needed for the 22-year-old Reed who is attempting to earn his first National Finals berth.

Brett Hoffman, a Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member, has reported on rodeos for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for more than three decades. Email him at

Elliot Jacoby closes 2017 strong with win at Stephenville


STEPHENVILLE, Texas - With the conclusion of the 2017 PRCA season just around the bend, a few cowboys are still hoping to cut any available corners in order to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. 

As it pertains to bull rider Elliot Jacoby, while it may be too little too late, some is better than none. 

Entering the weekend ranked 19th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, Jacoby managed to outwit Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo's Bandit for 89.5 points, notching the win at the fabled Cowboy Capital Of The World Rodeo. Not only did the Fredericksburg, Texas, native add $2,959 to his season winnings, but he got some other goodies, as well. 

“It’s pretty cool,” Jacoby said. “It’s pretty close to the house, not too far. It’s cool to get a rifle, and they give some pretty cool stuff to the winner.”

Jacoby has history with Bandit, a bull capable of providing enough oomph in the one-go format. In June of this year, Jacoby bested Bandit for 86.5 points at the Parker County (Texas) Sheriff’s Posse Xtreme Bulls event. Yet again, the 26-year-old triumphed over the intimidating bull. 

“He was really good,” Jacoby said. “He was right there around the right. I’ve been on him a couple times this year, and actually, that was the best I’ve ever scored on him. I was really excited to have him, and I knew I would have a good shot at winning the rodeo or placing pretty high.”

Despite recording the victory, Jacoby couldn’t help but lament on likely missing out on the WNFR. 

“It’s all good to win, but I wish I would have done a lot more earlier in the season to put me in the Top 15,” he said.

After qualifying for the WNFR in 2013 and 2014, Jacoby saw his name slotted at 34th and 53rd in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Before the weekend, Jacoby was about $14,000 short of the coveted 15th place in the world standings, a mountain likely too high to climb with the hourglass short on sand. Still, this win doesn't have Jacoby hanging his head. 

“It feels really good to be staying on heading into the new year,” he said. "Hopefully I can come back and keep it up, and this next year will go a lot better.”

Other winners at the $137,371 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($6,494, tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Jake Brown (88.5 points on Pickett Rodeo's Shady Nights), steer wrestler Dirk Tavenner (3.4 seconds), team ropers Jake Orman/Will Woodfin (4.0 seconds), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (88 points on Pickett Rodeo's Watch The Night), tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (7.3 seconds) and barrel racer Kellie Collier (15.29 seconds).

For more coverage of the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo, check out the October 13 edition of ProRodeo Sports News.


Gaughan named 2017 ProRodeo Legend


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Famer Michael Gaughan, who was inducted as a rodeo notable in 2007, will be the 2017 ProRodeo Legend who will be honored at the 10th annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala on Dec. 4 at the South Point Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.

"This is a very, very nice honor to receive," said Gaughan, 74.

The Gala, which benefits the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, begins at 6 p.m. (PT).

Gaughan played a key role in bringing the National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas in 1985. In 1988, thanks to the late Benny Binion, also a ProRodeo Hall of Famer, Gaughan became involved with Las Vegas Events and the Wrangler NFR Committee.

"Michael has always been a big supporter of the PRCA and professional rodeo," said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. "Although we have had some tough negotiations throughout the years, Michael has always been a friend of our sport. He was a major factor in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo moving to Las Vegas, and has provided us endless hospitality at the South Point over the years."

Gaughan also is a long-time sponsor, first locally, and then nationally, of the NFR and the PRCA.

"I enjoy rodeo and cowboys," said Gaughan, who has lived in Las Vegas since 1952. "I've only missed seven performances at the NFR since it has been in Las Vegas since 1985."

In 2007, Gaughan became a national sponsor for the PRCA with his South Point Hotel and Casino. The South Point Hotel and Casino opened in December 2005, and was followed by the equestrian center in the spring of 2006.

The South Point also has hosted the PRCA National Convention since 2006. The South Point is also a sponsor/supporter of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and its events, and Gaughan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hall of Fame.

"The NFR has been great for the city, and the city has been great for the rodeo," Gaughan said. "Having the NFR in Las Vegas has really changed the month of December in Las Vegas. December used to be a slow month here, and now December is always my best month every year. 

"Hosting the PRCA National Convention is also very, very good for business. I went after the convention and people seem to like it here the best."

Award nominees announced, voting starts Oct. 2

It’s common for rodeo athletes and fans to use the hashtag “attitude of gratitude.” Each year, that gratitude is expressed at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet at Las Vegas right before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. For the first time in ProRodeo history, rodeo music directors are included in the awards ceremony. 

The final online ballot process will be open Oct. 2-16 for applicable voting PRCA members. Eligible voters will need to keep an eye on their email’s inbox for voting information on Oct. 2. If no email is received for voting, contact Brandy Sorenson in rodeo administration for more information. 

The winners for each category will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet at the South Point in Las Vegas on Dec. 6. 

The following men, women and committees are among the bunch of highly skilled and enthusiastic nominees:

Lifetime achievement award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors those contract personnel members of the PRCA who have dedicated their lives to the rodeo industry through their commitment, work and contributions.  
• Dan Hubbell
• James Svoboda
• Jim & Julie Sutton
• Mildred Klingemann
• Pete Burns (posthumously)

Announcer of Year
• Andy Stewart
• Bob Tallman
• Mike Mathis
• Randy Corley
• Wayne Brooks

Bullfighter of Year
• Brandon Loden
• Clay Heger
• Cody Webster
• Dusty Tuckness
• Nathan Jestes

Clown of the Year
• Cody Sosebee
• JJ Harrison
• John Harrison
• Justin Rumford
• Keith Isley

Comedy Act of the Year
• Bert Davis
• David Whitmoyer
• Gizmo McCracken
• Johnny Dudley
• Mark Swingler

Dress Act of the Year
• Bobby Kerr
• Madison MacDonald
• One Arm Bandit and Co – John, Lynn and Amanda Payne
• Rider Kiesner
• Tomas Garcilazo

Secretary of the Year
• Amanda Corley-Sanders
• Brenda Crowder
• Haley Bridwell
• Linda Alsbaugh
• Sandy Gwatney

Stock Contracting Firm of the Year
• Cervi Championship Rodeo
• Frontier Rodeo
• Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
• Powder River Rodeo
• Stace Smith Pro Rodeos

Small Rodeo of the Year
• Claremore, Okla.
• Coulee City, Wash.
• Elizabeth, Colo.
• Huntsville, Texas
• Monte Vista, Colo.  

Medium Rodeo of the Year
• Amarillo, Texas
• Coleman, Texas
• Deadwood, South Dakota
• Eagle, Colo.
• Stephenville, Texas

Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year
• Denver, Colo.
• Fort Worth, Texas
• Nampa, Idaho
• San Angelo, Texas
• San Antonio, Texas

Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year
• Caldwell, Idaho
• Cheyenne, Wyo.
• Dodge City, Kan.
• Ogden, Utah
• Pendleton, Ore.

Music Director of the Year
• Andrew (Drew) Taylor
• Brenda Winklepleck
• Jill Franzen Loden
• Josh (Hambone) Hilton
• Randy (Stretch) Mayer 

Pro Rodeo Results

Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Pro Rodeo
Brooks, Alberta, Sept. 22-23

Bareback riding: 1. Cole Goodine, 83 points on Big Stone Rodeo’s Easy Money, $1,142; 2. Orin Larsen, 82, $945; 3. (tie) Ty Taypotat and Ky Marshall, 81.5, $650 each; 5. Denny Phipps, 80, $355; 6. (tie) Kyle Bowers and Gavin Derose, 79.5, $98 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. Ben Ramey, 3.2 seconds, $1,362; 2. Brendan Laye, 3.4, $1,185; 3. (tie) Kale Peterson, Baillie Milan and Scott Sigfusson, 3.5, $850 each; 6. (tie) Dustin Walker and Morgan Grant, 3.6, $385 each; 8. Derek Frank, 3.8, $118.

Team roping: 1. Brady Minor/Riley Minor, 4.3 seconds, $1,145 each; 2. (tie) Cole Davison/Cory Kidd and Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 4.5, $849 each; 4. Riley Warren/Stacy Cornet, 4.6, $553; 5. Kasper Roy/Trey Gallais, 4.8, $355; 6. Scott Sigfusson/Ashton Lehmann, 5.0, $197. 

Tie-down roping: 1. Murray Pole, 7.9 seconds, $1,319; 2. Riley Warren, 8.0, $1,147; 3. Wyatt Hays, 8.1, $9754; 4. Stacy Cornet, 8.4, $803; 5. (tie) Ben Robinson and Logan Hofer, 8.7, $545 each; 7. Scott Sigfusson, 9.1, $287; 8. Cody Brett, Morgan Grant and Lee Rombough, 9.4, $39 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jim Berry, 80.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo’s Rubles, $1,085; 2. Cort Scheer, 80, $898; 3. Michael Gordon, 78.5, $711; 4. Troy Crowser, 77, $524; 5. (tie) Tyrel Larsen and Josh Harden, 76.5, $262 each.

Ladies barrel racing: 1. Lynette Brodoway, 14.620 seconds, $1,377; 2. Kylie Whiteside, 14.624, $1,183; 3. Callahan Crossley, 14.636, $984; 4. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 14.666, $852; 5. Bailie Switzer, 14.685, $655; 6. Taylor Shields, 14.706, $525; 7. Carman Pozzobon, 14.711, $393; 8. Kirsty White, 14.716, $262; 9. Virginya Foran, 14.723, $197; 7. Rebecca Dallaire, 14.762, $93.

Bull riding: *1. (tie) Scott Schiffner, on Big Stone Rodeo’s What’s His Name and Marcos Gloria, on Big Stone Rodeo’s What’s His Name, 86 points, $1,102 each; 3. Tanner Girletz, 84, $827; 4. Jared Parsonage, 82.5, $643. * (all totals include ground money).

Total payoff: $37,471. Stock contractor: Big Stone Rode. Rodeo secretary: Mac Mckie. Officials: Tim Thompson and Lane Peterson.Timers: Dusty Daines and Kelly Leeder. Announcer: Dave Poulsen. Bull fighters: Greg Loring Jr. and Scott Waye. Flankman: Bruce Sunstrum. Pick-up men: Terry Leeder and Brett Thompson.

Hanna Indoor Pro Rodeo
Hanna Alberta, Sept. 22-24

Bareback riding: 1. Jake Vold, 87 points on C5 Rodeo’s Show Boy, $1.109; 2. Ty Taypotat, 82.5, $832; 3. Ky Marshall, 82, $555; 4. Colin Adams, 81, $277.

Steer wrestling: 1. Scott Guenthner, 3.4 seconds, $1,418; 2. Morgan Grant, 4.0, $1,173; 3. (tie) Dustin Nicholson, Brock Butterfield, Stephen Culling and Scott Sigfusson, 4.1, $574 each.

Team roping: 1. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 4.2 seconds, $1,050 each; 2. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 4.9, $869; 3. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 5.0, $688; 4. (tie) Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll and Steele Depaoli/Chase Simpson, 5.1, $416 each; 6. Trey
Gallais/Kasper Roy, 5.5, $181.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cort Scheer, 82.5 points on C5 Rodeo’s Biff, $1,071; 2. Dusty Hausauer, 81, $804; 3. (tie) Jim Berry and Coleman Watt, 80.5, $402.

Tie-down roping: 1. Wyatt Hayes, 8.3 seconds, $1,418; 2. Dean Edge, 8.4, $1,173; 3. Ben Robinson, 8.5, $929; 4. Erik Dublanko, 9.3, $684; 5. Stacy Cornet, 9.4, $440; 6. (tie) Mark Neitz and Scott Sigfusson, 9.5, $122 each.

Ladies barrel racing: 1. Paige Manning, 12.556 seconds, $1,081; 2. Lynette Brodoway, 12.602, $926; 3. Kirsty White, 12.712, $772; 4. Kylie Whiteside, 12.736, $669; 5. Sarah Gerard, 12.809, $515; 6. Taylor Manning, 12.848, $412; 7. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 12.855, $309; 8. Casey Dacyk, 12.876, $206; 9. Carman Pozzobon, 12.891, $154; 10. Baillie Switzer, 12.994, $103.

Bull riding: *1. Cody Floyd, 87.5 points on Girletz Rodeo’s 33 Rays Last Jump, $3,126; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

Total payoff: $30,245. Stock contractor: Gerletz Rodeo. Sub-contractors: C5 Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Maxine Baird. Officials:Perry Gurski and Cam Morris. Timers: Maxine Baird and Corrine Alstott. Announcer: Joe Braniff. Bullfighters: Brett Monea and Kyle Evans. Clown/barrelman: Dennis Halstead. Flankmen: Kevin Girletz, Calvin McDonald, Curtis Sawyer and Lindsey Cartier. Pickup men: Gary Remple and Jim Kelts.

Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo


Stephenville, Texas, Sept. 22-24


All-around cowboy: Tuf Cooper, $6,494, tie-down roping and steer roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Jake Brown, 88.5 points on Pickett Rodeo's Shady Nights, $2,555; 2. Evan Jayne, 88, $1,959; 3. Tilden Hooper, 87.5, $1,448; 4. Tim O'Connell, 87, $937; 5. Steven Dent, 86, $596; 6. Jessy Davis, 84, $426; 7. Richmond Champion, 82.5, $341; 8. Taylor Broussard, 81.5, $255. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Dirk Tavenner, 3.4 seconds, $2,483; 2. Jule Hazen, 3.5, $2,221; 3. Walt Arnold, 3.6, $1,960; 4. Cody Devers, 3.7, $1,699; 5. Nick Guy, 3.8, $1,437; 6. Will Lummus, 3.9, $1,176; 7. Blaine Jones, 4.1, $915; 8. Marcus Theriot, 4.2, $653; 9. (tie) Casey Martin, Blake Doyle and Justice Johnson, 4.4, $174 each. 


Team roping: 1. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 4.0 seconds, $3,885 each; 2. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 4.1, $3,476; 3. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 4.4, $3,067; 4. Brett Stuart/Wesley Moss, 4.5, $2,658; 5. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.8, $2,249; 6. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 4.9, $1,840; 7. (tie) Billy Bob Brown/Seth Jones, Cory Kidd V/Cole Davison and Tyler Wojciechowski/Trey Carter III, 5.2, $1,022 each; 10. (tie) Tyler Waters/Tyler Worley and Colby Lovell/Corey Hendrick, 5.5, $102 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Heith DeMoss, 88 points on Pickett Rodeo's Watch The Night, $2,623; 2. Isaac Diaz, 84, $2,011; 3. Ryder Wright, 83.5, $1,486; 4. Jacobs Crawley, 82.5, $962; 5. Colt Gordon, 82, $612; 6. (tie) Spencer Wright and Clayton Brum, 81.5, $393 each; 8. (tie) Tate Owens and Sterling Crawley, 80.5, $131 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Tuf Cooper, 7.3 seconds, $2,447; 2. Michael Otero, 8.1, $2,189; 3. Mesquite Mahaffey, 8.2, $1,932; 4. Shank Edwards, 8.5, $1,674; 5. Joe Keating, 8.7, $1,417; 6. Shane Slack, 8.8, $1,159; 7. Cheyenne Harper, 9.0, $901; 8. Ike Fontenot, 9.1, $644; 9. Cody Quaney, 9.6, $386; 10. Chase Williams, 10.3, $129. 


Barrel racing: 1. Kellie Collier, 15.29 seconds, $3,290; 2. Tami Semas, 15.31, $2,632; 3. (tie) Christine Laughlin and Kelly Bruner, 15.37, $1,892 each; 5. Michele McLeod, 15.39, $1,316; 6. Katelyn Scott, 15.40, $987; 7. (tie) Blythe Beshears and Nicole Laurence, 15.43, $781 each; 9. Tiany Schuster, 15.46, $658; 10. Sissy Winn, 15.48, $576; 11. (tie) Brandee Hawkins and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.52, $452 each; 13. (tie) Jessi Fish and Tillar Murray, 15.59, $288 each; 15. Trina Murray, 15.60, $165. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. Ryan Rochlitz, 10.4 seconds, $1,514; 2. Mike Chase, 10.5, $1,253; 3. Corey Ross, 10.6, $992; 4. Brodie Poppino, 10.9, $731; 5. J. Tom Fisher, 11.0, $470; 6. Tuf Cooper, 11.1, $261. Second round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 9.5 seconds, $1,514; 2. Bryce Davis, 9.7, $1,253; 3. Tony Reina, 10.6, $992; 4. JoJo LeMond, 10.7, $731; 5. J. Tom Fisher, 10.9, $470; 6. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Corey Ross, 11.2, $131 each. Third round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 9.2 seconds, $1,514; 2. JoJo LeMond, 9.7, $1,253; 3. Dan Fisher, 10.1, $992; 4. Ryan Rochlitz, 10.2, $731; 5. (tie) Cody Lee, Shay Good and Tony Reina, 10.3, $244 each. Average: 1. Tuf Cooper, 31.6 seconds on three head, $2,272; 2. Tony Reina, 32.3, $1,880; 3. Trevor Brazile, 32.6, $1,488; 4. Corey Ross, 33.0, $1,097; 5. Ryan Rochlitz, 34.0, $705; 6. Roger Branch, 34.4, $392. 


Bull riding: 1. Elliot Jacoby, 89.5 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo's Bandit, $2,959; 2. Cole Melancon, 85.5, $2,294; 3. Tyler Viers, 83, $1,725; 4. Markus Mariluch, 80.5, $1,155; 5. Kyle Zeigler, 75.5, $775; 6. Sage Kimzey, 69, $585; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $137,136. Stock contractor: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo, Pickett Rodeo and Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Delia Walls. Officials: Skip Emmett, Butch Kirby and Scot Quick. Timers: Sandy Gwatney and Sandy Garland. Announcer: Justin McKee. Specialty act: Cody Sosebee. Bullfighters: Brandon Loden and Clay Heger. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankman: Slick Jones II. Chute boss: John Gwatney. Pickup men: Josh Edwards and Jeremy Willis. Music director: Benje Bendele.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair And Rodeo


Amarillo, Texas, Sept. 21-23


All-around cowboy: Trevor Brazile, $7,560, tie-down roping, team roping and steer roping.


Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Will Lowe, on Rafter G Rodeo's Biscuit, and Steven Dent, on Smith, Harper & Morgan's Proud Mary, 86 points, $1,823 each; 3. Orin Larsen, 85, $1,170; 4. Jake Brown, 82.5, $757; 5. Justin McDaniel, 82, $482; 6. Shane O'Connell, 81.5, $344; 7. Tyler Berghuis, 80, $275; 8. Bill Tutor, 79, $206. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Chason Floyd, Blake Mindemann and Jason Thomas, 3.6 seconds, $2,463 each; 4. Riley Duvall, 3.7, $1,724; 5. Kyle Irwin, 3.9, $1,355; 6. Ty Erickson, 4.0, $985; 7. Stan Branco, 4.1, $616; 8. (tie) Clay Mindemann and Stockton Graves, 4.2, $123 each. 


Team roping: 1. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.1 seconds, $3,384 each; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.4, $3,028; 3. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.5, $2,672; 4. Tanner Baldwin/Cesar de la Cruz, 4.6, $2,316; 5. (tie) Rowdy Rieken/Wesley Johnson and Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 4.7, $1,781 each; 7. Logan Olson/Kyle Lockett, 4.8, $1,247; 8. (tie) Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, Tyler Wade/Kinney Harrell and Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.2, $534 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cort Scheer, 85 points on Andrews Rodeo's Rock Bottle, $2,358; 2. Colt Gordon, 84, $1,807; 3. (tie) Taos Muncy and Zeke Thurston, 82.5, $1,100 each; 5. (tie) Isaac Diaz and Leon Fountain, 82, $472 each; 7. (tie) Alex Wright and Sterling Crawley, 81, $275 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Sterling Smith, 7.4 seconds, $2,483; 2. (tie) EJ Roberts and Ty Baker, 8.2, $2,091 each; 4. (tie) Marty Yates, Lane Livingston, Cooper Martin and Ace Slone, 8.3, $1,307 each; 8. Chase Williams, 8.8, $653; 9. (tie) Riley Pruitt, Cody Quaney and Pryce Harris, 8.9, $174 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Christine Laughlin, 16.74 seconds, $2,463; 2. Hailey Kinsel, 16.75, $2,093; 3. Lacy Kimball, 16.94, $1,724; 4. Kelly Tovar, 16.95, $1,478; 5. Jana Bean, 17.04, $1,231; 6. (tie) Joy McDaniel, Dena Kirkpatrick and Sissy Winn, 17.09, $657 each; 9. Shelby McCauley, 17.10, $431; 10. Holly Wright, 17.15, $369; 11. Taci Bettis, 17.18, $308; 12. Katelyn Scott, 17.22, $246. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. (tie) Troy Tillard and J.P. Wickett, 10.8 seconds, $1,497 each; 3. Trevor Brazile, 11.2, $1,074; 4. Kelly Casebolt, 11.6, $791; 5. J. Tom Fisher, 11.8, $509; 6. (tie) Bryce Davis and Shay Good, 11.9, $141 each. Second round: 1. Roger Branch, 10.1 seconds, $1,639; 2. Trevor Brazile, 11.1, $1,356; 3. (tie) J.P. Wickett, Casey Everett and Brian Garr, 11.5, $791 each; 6. Brent Lewis, 11.6, $283. Third round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.5 seconds, $1,639; 2. Roger Branch, 10.3, $1,356; 3. Brent Lewis, 10.6, $1,074; 4. Brady Garten, 10.7, $791; 5. Chance Kelton, 11.1, $509; 6. JoJo LeMond, 11.2, $283. Average: 1. Trevor Brazile, 34.0 seconds on three head, $2,458; 2. Brent Lewis, 35.0, $2,034; 3. JoJo LeMond, 36.1, $1,610; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 39.4, $1,187; 5. Chet Herren, 39.7, $763; 6. Ryan Rochlitz, 41.6, $424. 


Bull riding: 1. (tie) Riker Carter, on Smith, Harper & Morgan's Arkansas Flash, and Garrett Tribble, on Andrews Rodeo's Double Vision, 86.5 points, $2,758 each; 3. Brady Portenier, 86, $1,769; 4. Eli Vastbinder, 84.5, $1,145; 5. (tie) Roscoe Jarboe and Clayton Sellars, 84, $624 each; 7. (tie) Chris Bechthold and Jeston Mead, 83.5, $364 each. 


Total payoff: $127,692. Stock contractor: Stace Smith Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractors: Andrews Rodeo, Summit Pro Rodeo, Smith, Harper & Morgan, Rafter G Rodeo, Silver Spurs Club and Three Hills Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Linda Alsbaugh. Officials: Allan Jordan Jr, Jeff Dorenkamp and Chuck Hoss. Timers: Brenda Crowder and Mikey Duggan. Announcer: Mike Mathis. Bullfighter: JasonGibbs. Flankman: Terry Autrey. Chute boss: Jimmy Adams. Pickup man: Jason Bottoms. Photographer: Robby Freeman. Music director: Randy Mayer.

Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo


Industry, Calif., Sept. 23-24


All-around cowboy: Seth Hall, $3,399, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Steven Dent, 87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' West Point Girl, $4,618; 2. Ty Breuer, 86, $3,540; 3. Jessy Davis, 84.5, $2,617; 4. (tie) Evan Jayne, Clayton Biglow and Orin Larsen, 83.5, $1,180 each; 7. (tie) Grant Denny and Mason Clements, 80.5, $539 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Shaffer, 3.7 seconds, $2,011; 2. (tie) Dirk Tavenner and J.D. Struxness, 4.0, $1,617 each; 4. Blaine Jones, 4.2, $1,224; 5. Ory James Lemmons, 4.6, $962; 6. Bear Pascoe, 4.9, $699; 7. Cole Edge, 5.2, $437; 8. Rhett Kennedy, 6.5, $175. 


Team roping: 1. Matt Sherwood/Kyle Lockett, 4.9 seconds, $2,025 each; 2. Mike Christensen/Jared Hixon, 5.2, $1,761; 3. Seth Hall/Victor Aros, 5.5, $1,496; 4. Doyle Hoskins/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 6.1, $1,232; 5. C.R. Wilken/Cord Forzano, 6.4, $968; 6. Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 6.7, $704; 7. Victor Ugalde/Bruce Reidhead, 7.2, $440; 8. Jesse McNett/Taylor Winters, 8.8, $176. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ryder Wright, 85 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Riddle Me This, $4,145; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 84.5, $3,178; 3. Isaac Diaz, 84, $2,349; 4. (tie) Cody Wright and Brody Cress, 83, $1,244 each; 6. Taos Muncy, 82, $691; 7. Chuck Schmidt, 81, $553; 8. Cort Scheer, 79, $415. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Seth Hall, 9.2 seconds, $1,903; 2. Cory Solomon, 9.6, $1,654; 3. Wes Lockard, 10.6, $1,406; 4. Justin Brinkerhoff, 11.0, $1,158; 5. Taylor Santos, 11.6, $910; 6. John McGill, 11.9, $662; 7. J. Cody Jones, 12.9, $414; 8. Ryle Smith, 13.7, $165. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jana Bean, 16.62 seconds, $1,879; 2. Nellie Miller, 16.71, $1,611; 3. Carmel Wright, 16.73, $1,342; 4. Sherry Cervi, 16.81, $1,163; 5. Sarah Kieckhefer, 16.83, $895; 6. Ivy Conrado, 16.84, $716; 7. Kimmie Wall, 16.92, $537; 8. Sami Morisoli, 16.95, $358; 9. Kris Gadbois, 16.98, $268; 10. Sheena Robbins, 17.03, $179. 


Bull riding: 1. Trey Benton III, 83.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Tail Gunner, $4,336; 2. Tristan Mize, 81.5, $3,362; 3. Garrett Lange, 81, $2,527; 4. Garrett Smith, 79, $1,693; 5. Joe Frost, 78, $1,136; 6. Riker Carter, 77.5, $858; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $89,491. Stock contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractor: Big Stone Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Timers: Haley Bridwell and Molly Twitchell. Announcer: Don Jesser. Specialty act: Clinton Selvester. Bullfighters: Eric Layton and Tim O'Connor. Clown/barrelman: Clinton Selvester. Flankman: Tim Bridwell. Chute boss: John Wright. Pickup men: Bobby Marriott and Matt Twitchell. Music director: Anita Jesser.

Apache Stampede


Apache, Okla., Sept. 23-24


All-around cowboy: Tuf Cooper, $2,428, tie-down roping and steer roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Logan Patterson, 78 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's Darth, $1,128; 2. Winn Ratliff, 75, $846; 3. Anthony Thomas, 72.5, $564; 4. Jake Brown, 72, $282. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Tom Lewis, 4.8 seconds, $1,172; 2. Blake Mindemann, 5.0, $970; 3. Kyle Whitaker, 5.7, $768; 4. Cody Doescher, 5.9, $566; 5. Tanner Brunner, 6.1, $364; 6. Richard Coats, 6.2, $202. 


Team roping: 1. Kelsey Parchman/Walt Woodard, 5.4 seconds, $2,162 each; 2. (tie) Cody Wheeler/Wesley Moss and Cole Wheeler/Coy Brittain, 5.7, $1,739 each; 4. Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 6.1, $1,316; 5. Lance Brooks/Dillon Wingereid, 6.2, $1,034; 6. Jesse Stipes/Jake Clay, 6.3, $752; 7. (tie) Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison and Lee Kiehne/Rich Skelton, 6.5, $329 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Isaac Diaz, 87 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's Shasta, $1,024; 2. Dawson Hay, 78.5, $776; 3. (tie) Clint Lindenfeld and Colt Gordon, 76, $465 each; 5. Kolby Wanchuk, 75, $217; 6. Ty Smith, 73, $155. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Lane Livingston, 8.4 seconds, $1,970; 2. Tuf Cooper, 8.6, $1,630; 3. Randall Carlisle, 8.8, $1,290; 4. Cory Solomon, 9.6, $951; 5. Cash Myers, 9.7, $611; 6. (tie) Clint Carpenter and Westyn Hughes, 9.9, $170 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Kylie Weast, 15.95 seconds, $1,251; 2. Tracy Nowlin, 16.05, $1,072; 3. Ari-Anna Flynn, 16.18, $893; 4. Stevi Hillman, 16.22, $774; 5. Angie Meadors, 16.24, $595; 6. Kelly Bruner, 16.25, $476; 7. Kelly Forell, 16.27, $357; 8. Sissy Winn, 16.36, $238; 9. (tie) Ceri McCaffery and Savannah Pearson, 16.37, $149 each. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. Troy Tillard, 10.8 seconds, $1,064; 2. Jim Locke, 11.1, $798; 3. (tie) Cody Lee and Rocky Patterson, 11.7, $399 each. Second round: 1. Will Gasperson, 11.7 seconds, $1,064; 2. Tuf Cooper, 11.8, $798; 3. Dan Fisher, 11.9, $532; 4. Ryan Rochlitz, 12.9, $266. Average: 1. Rocky Patterson, 24.9 seconds on two head, $1,595; 2. Cody Lee, 25.8, $1,196; 3. Ryan Rochlitz, 26.4, $798; 4. Trevor Brazile, 27.5, $399. 


Bull riding: 1. Kyle Zeigler, 81.5 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's No. 423, $1,151; 2. Trevor Kastner, 75, $895; 3. (tie) Mickey Andrews and Jeston Mead, 70, $575 each; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $56,787. Stock contractor: Mo Betta Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Frontier Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Jane Ford. Timers: Shelly Baumann and Cindy Kendrick. Announcer: Kade Rogge. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Justin Josey, Chuck Swisher and Dusty Tuckness. Flankman: Maury Tate. Chute boss: Maury Tate. Pickup men: Paul Peterson and Dusty Moore. Photographers: Dale Hirschman and O.T. Thomas. Music director: Drew Taylor.

Poway Rodeo


Poway, Calif., Sept. 22-23


All-around cowboy: Kyle Lockett, $2,131, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Grant Denny, 82.5 points on Salt River Rodeo's Captain Hook, $1,309; 2. Steven Dent, 79.5, $992; 3. Cody Kiser, 79, $714; 4. David Peebles, 77, $476; 5. Ty Breuer, 75.5, $278; 6. Trenten Montero, 72, $198. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Blaine Jones, 3.9 seconds, $1,711; 2. Cole Edge, 4.1, $1,416; 3. Justin Shaffer, 4.4, $1,121; 4. Paul Bianchi, 4.6, $826; 5. Bear Pascoe, 4.8, $531; 6. (tie) Kyle Lockett and Errol Frain, 4.9, $147 each. 


Team roping: 1. Tanner Baldwin/Cesar de la Cruz, 5.1 seconds, $2,281 each; 2. Matt Sherwood/Kyle Lockett, 5.2, $1,983; 3. Blake Hirdes/John Chaves, 5.3, $1,686; 4. Doyle Hoskins/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 5.4, $1,388; 5. (tie) Brock Hanson/Cory Petska and Joshua Prather/Wyatt Cox, 5.9, $942 each; 7. Tanner Kent/Joseph Shawnego, 6.0, $496; 8. Clay Ruiz/Casey Dunham, 6.4, $198. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ryder Wright, 79.5 points on JK Rodeo's Hornets Nest, $1,514; 2. Taos Muncy, 79, $1,147; 3. Justin Lawrence, 76.5, $826; 4. CoBurn Bradshaw, 76, $550; 5. (tie) Luke White and Landon Mecham, 75, $275 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Matt Shiozawa, 8.6 seconds, $1,731; 2. C.J. DeForest Jr., 8.9, $1,433; 3. Justin Smith, 9.4, $1,134; 4. J.D. Kibbe, 10.1, $836; 5. (tie) J.C. Malone and Jack Vanderlans, 11.1, $418 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jaime Hinton, 17.63 seconds, $1,368; 2. (tie) Nicole Riggle and Katrina Dugo, 17.68, $1,075 each; 4. Carmel Wright, 17.74, $847; 5. Ivy Conrado, 17.76, $651; 6. Sherry Cervi, 17.79, $521; 7. Trula Churchill, 17.85, $391; 8. (tie) Kris Gadbois and Barbara Johnson, 17.89, $228 each; 10. Sheena Robbins, 17.90, $130. 


Bull riding: 1. Jesse Flores, 86.5 points on Salt River Rodeo's Big Time, $1,960; 2. Ryan McConnel, 86, $1,578; 3. Christopher Byrd, 66, $1,243; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $54,446. Stock contractor: Salt River Rodeo. Sub-contractor: JK Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sherry Rice-Gibson. Officials: Mike Jones and Casey Vollin. Timers: Sharon Bernhard and Nancy Dorenkamp. Announcer: Wayne Brooks. Specialty act: JJ Harrison. Bullfighters: Luke kraut Kraut and Clifford Maxwell. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Jerry Dorenkamp and Cody Resor. Chute boss: Jerry Dorenkamp. Pickup men: Cody Resor and Tanner Resor. Photographer: Reed Settle. Music director: Derreld Yost.

33rd Annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo


Kingman, Ariz., Sept. 23-24


All-around cowboy: D.J. Parker, $434, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Kyle Charley, 81 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Coconut Queen, $654; 2. Trenten Montero, 75, $491; no other qualified rides. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Tim Robertson, 4.0 seconds, $790; 2. Ethen Thouvenell, 4.2, $592; 3. Ryle Smith, 4.5, $395; 4. Kyle Lockett, 4.9, $197. 


Team roping: 1. Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo, 4.5 seconds, $1,399 each; 2. Danny Leslie/Evan Arnold, 5.0, $1,158; 3. Michael Calmelat/Lane Siggins, 5.1, $917; 4. Joshua Prather/Wyatt Cox, 5.5, $676; 5. D.J. Parker/Brinan Verian, 5.7, $434; 6. B.J. Campbell/Shad Chadwick, 5.8, $241. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Alex Wright, 88.5 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Cinnamon Kiss, $699; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 83, $525; 3. Stetson Wright, 82, $350; 4. Jake Wright, 78, $175. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Taylor Santos, 7.8 seconds, $1,072; 2. J.C. Malone, 7.9, $804; 3. Justin Brinkerhoff, 8.1, $536; 4. (tie) Brady Pitchford, J.D. Kibbe and J. Cody Jones, 8.3, $89 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Sherry Cervi, 17.90 seconds, $752; 2. Lori Todd, 17.94, $654; 3. Leia Pluemer, 17.95, $556; 4. Laura Carmen, 18.07, $458; 5. Nicole DeMers, 18.13, $360; 6. Allie Jordan, 18.17, $262; 7. Leslie Schur, 18.18, $164; 8. Jolee Lautaret-Jordan, 18.21, $65. 


Bull riding: First round: No qualified rides. * Second round: 1. Rylan Wright, 83 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Cajun Blues, $682; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Rylan Wright, 83 points on one head, $273. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $23,545. Stock contractor: Honeycutt Rodeo. Sub-contractor: JK Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Karen Kissel. Officials: Marvin Gray and John Kissel. Timers: Dawn Honeycutt and Mary Borgen. Announcer: Bob Edmonds. Bullfighters: Kyle O'Hare and Joe Butler. Clown/barrelman: Nate Reed. Flankman: Jerry Honeycutt. Chute boss: Jerry Honeycutt. Pickup men: Bill Stinemates and Scott Honeycutt. Music director: Brandy Edmonds.

Springhill PRCA Rodeo


Springhill, La., Sept. 21-23


All-around cowboy: Nelson Wyatt, $603, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Jake Brown, 82 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Loretta, $714; 2. Matthew Smith, 78, $536; 3. Mark Kreder, 74, $357; 4. Luke Herbert, 71, $179. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Trey Austin III and Kyle Whitaker, 3.7 seconds, $839 each; 3. (tie) Tooter Silver and Cash Myers, 4.4, $360 each. 


Team roping: 1. (tie) Dustin Morgan/Jake Smith and Branden Duff/Gabe Gwaltney, 5.5 seconds, $841 each; 3. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 5.9, $603; 4. Cord Spradley/Bob Loosenort, 7.4, $444; 5. Cyle Denison/Boogie Ray, 10.2, $286; 6. Bubba Buckaloo/Tyler McKnight, 16.0, $159. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Curtis Garton, 78 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Wild Strawberry, $714; 2. Joey Sonnier, 75, $536; 3. Shane Kuhn, 70, $357; no other qualified rides. 


Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Cheyenne Harper and Ike Fontenot, 8.3 seconds, $872 each; 3. Wesley Brunson, 8.5, $498; 4. Justin Thigpen, 9.2, $249. 


Barrel racing: 1. Lorie Manning, 15.42 seconds, $515; 2. Tami Semas, 15.46, $447; 3. (tie) Marne Loosenort and Laura Kennedy, 15.61, $347 each; 5. Tasha Welsh, 15.77, $246; 6. Carol Harrington, 15.82, $179; 7. Jenny Smith, 15.94, $112; 8. Brittney Drawdy, 16.16, $45. 


Bull riding: 1. Jeff Askey, 84.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Economical Impact, $1,484; 2. Koby Radley, 81, $1,195; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, 79, $941; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $22,293. Stock contractor: Big Rafter Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Laura Adair. Officials: DeWitt Forrest Jr and Chris Bastien. Timers: Laura Adair and Mary Emmett. Announcer: Trey Windhorst III. Specialty act: Keith Isley. Bullfighters: Travis Warrick and Beau Schueth. Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley. Flankmen: Payden Franks and Jack Simmons. Chute bosses: Jack Simmons and Tate Stratton. Pickup men: Rod Adair and Justin Fisher. Music director: Taylor Belles.

Coy Lutz Memorial Rodeo


Centre Hall, Pa., Sept. 22


All-around cowboy: Daylon Swearingen, $1,136, bareback riding and bull riding.


Bareback riding: 1. Daylon Swearingen, 78 points on All American Rodeo's Tea Time, $496; 2. Tanner Phipps, 75, $372; 3. Tim Kent, 74, $248; 4. James Carter, 67, $124. 


Steer wrestling: 1. James Banff, 4.9 seconds, $429; 2. (tie) Ryan Whetham and A.J. Williams, 5.5, $268 each; 4. John Leinaweaver, 6.0, $107. 


Team roping: 1. Keven Daniel/Brad Culpepper, 5.2 seconds, $1,128 each; 2. Brent Aldoff/Ty Chancey, 6.2, $846; 3. David Ballantyne/T.R. Serio, 6.6, $564; 4. Cody Johnson/Colby Clement, 8.5, $282. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ray Hostetler, 78 points on All American Rodeo's Night Linger, $466; 2. Jace Angus, 74, $350; 3. Joe Farren, 66, $233; 4. Garrett Mortenson, 62, $117. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Lance Hower, 12.0 seconds, $384; 2. Tim Naylor, 13.4, $288; 3. Terry Shetron, 15.8, $192; 4. Colby Clement, 18.4, $96. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jessica Green, 13.04 seconds, $545; 2. Mallory Perkins, 13.19, $451; 3. (tie) Hannah Kennedy and Kerri Frazier, 13.30, $310 each; 5. Erica Chase, 13.49, $169; 6. Jen Merriman, 13.52, $94. 


Bull riding: 1. Daylon Swearingen, 85 points on All American Rodeo's No. B10, $639; 2. Mike Adams, 79.5, $479; 3. John Leinaweaver, 76, $320; 4. Hunter Baker, 74, $160. 


Total payoff: $13,555. Stock contractor: All American Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Danna Gann. Timers: Danna Gann and Kathi Myers. Announcer: Ty Miller. Specialty act: Gena Cox. Bullfighters: Jason Smith and Phil Hussmann. Clown/barrelman: Clifton Harris. Flankman: David Waltz. Chute bosses: Douglas Lutz and David Waltz. Pickup men: Rob Wright and John Leinaweaver. Music director: Carli Cavin

Montana Circuit Steer Roping Finals

Silesia, Mont., Sept. 23

Steer roping: First round: 1. Hank Hollenbeck, 13.8 seconds, $653; 2. Freddie Small, 21.1, $489; 3. Mike Lohof, 26.5, $326; no other qualified runs. Second round: 1. Ike Sankey, 22.7 seconds, $653; no other qualified runs. Third round: 1. Bill Benson, 14.1 seconds, $653; 2. Ike Sankey, 15.7, $489; no other qualified runs. Fourth round: 1. Dean Hanson, 15.4 seconds, $653; 2. Hank Hollenbeck, 15.6, $489; no other qualified runs. Fifth round: 1. Bill Benson, 13.7 seconds, $653; 2. Ike Sankey, 15.4, $489; 3. Hank Hollenbeck, 19.5, $326; no other qualified runs. Average: 1. Hank Hollenbeck, 48.9 seconds on three head, $1,958; 2. Ike Sankey, 53.8, $1,468; 3. Bill Benson, 27.8 on two head, $979; 4. Dean Hanson, 15.4 on one head, $489. 

Total payoff: $13,050. Stock contractor: Various. Rodeo secretary: Rowena Nelson. Timers: Rowena Nelson and DeeDee Dickinson. Announcer: Shaun Costello.

Davie Pro Rodeo


Davie, Fla., Sept. 23


All-around cowboy: Justin Thigpen, $752, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Steer wrestling: 1. Kamry Dymmek, 3.9 seconds, $677; 2. Juan Alcazar Jr, 8.3, $508; 3. Mose Fleming, 14.3, $338; 4. Cody Green, 14.9, $169. 


Team roping: 1. Travis Dorman/Bradley Massey, 7.2 seconds, $621 each; 2. Nelson Linares/Spunk Sasser, 16.3, $466; 3. Cody Sessions/Bubba Ireland, 16.8, $310; 4. Allen Ulrici/Jordan Ulrici, 22.5, $155. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Shane Kuhn, 68 points on Five Star Rodeo's Four Moons, $511; no other qualified rides. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Justin Thigpen, 10.9 seconds, $752; 2. Ben Mayworth, 12.4, $564; 3. Josh Keese, 12.5, $376; 4. Josh Mayworth, 13.3, $188. 


Barrel racing: 1. Kailey Brooks, 14.71 seconds, $545; 2. Lorie Manning, 14.88, $474; 3. Julie Thomas, 14.99, $403; 4. Kassidy Lantis, 15.04, $332; 5. Kaley Bass, 15.17, $261; 6. Jordyn Pleskovich, 15.29, $190; 7. Wendy Culberson, 15.31, $118; 8. Jodi Jansen, 15.34, $47. 


Bull riding: 1. Nick Kaczmar, 83 points on Five Star Rodeo's Eagle Boy, $1,363; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $11,686. Stock contractor: Five Star Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Dottie Hayes. Officials: Fritz Brewer and Bobby Gornto. Timers: Sheri Gornto and Dottie Hayes. Announcer: Norman Edwards. Bullfighters: Richard Guthrie and Jake Geiger. Clown/barrelman: Clint Parrish. Flankman: Paul Bowers Jr. Chute boss: Terry Hayes. Pickup men: Clint Boney and Spook Whidden. Photographer: David Rosenfield. Music director: Christian Miller.










PBR BFTS Weekend News Roundup

Jess Lockwood trails current world leader Kaique Pacheco by 85 points. Photo: Andy Watson /



By: Justin Felisko September 19, 2017@ 12:09:00 PM


  • Despite his small stature, Jess Lockwood has proven to be one of the toughest riders in the BFTS.
  • One week after a brutal wreck that left him knocked out and his back strained, the 19-year-old battled back and won his BFTS-leading fourth event.
  • Lockwood noted that while his back is still sore, he has been feeling better and has every intention of competing this weekend in Uniondale, New York.



PUEBLO, Colo. – At only 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, Jess Lockwood is far from an intimidating presence.

You combine Lockwood’s size with his polite Montana manners and boyish appearance and one may not point to him as one of the toughest athletes in the world.

But, as they say, there is more than meets the eye, especially when it comes to the second-youngest rider on the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series and the No. 2 rider in the world standings.

Lockwood continues to show he isn’t intimidated competing against 2,000-pound animals on a weekly basis in the toughest sport on dirt.

The Volborg, Montana, native’s victory in Austin, Texas, at the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications, was the latest highlight in a season that the 19-year-old hopes ends with a PBR World Championship in November.

Lockwood’s 3-for-3 performance caught the attention of many, especially seeing as the 2016 Rookie of the Year could barely walk to safety or stand tall on top of the shark cage after each successful ride inside the Frank Erwin Center.

Words such as tough, gritty and badass quickly became associated with Lockwood after he bounced back from being knocked out cold and almost sustaining a broken back a week earlier in Springfield, Missouri, attempting to ride 2016 World Champion Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser.

Yet Lockwood’s current injury – a lower back strain – is far from the worst of his young bull riding career.

Lockwood even laughs when asked about his latest act of toughness.

“Oh, I have had some bad ones for sure,” Lockwood said with a shrug.

Lockwood was 16 years old when he was stomped on by a bull at an amateur rodeo that resulted in four broken ribs and a punctured/collapsed lung.

The teenager missed three weeks before returning to the arena with no qualms about it.

“Broken ribs are the worst,” Lockwood said. “You can’t do anything. You can’t even breathe without them hurting, so I would say that was the worst. This one hurts when I ride, but I couldn’t even ride with broken ribs.”

Two-time World Champion and CBS Sports Network commentator Justin McBride wasn’t too surprised to see Lockwood bounce back in Austin.

“I don’t think toughness has ever been a question with this kid,” McBride said. “He is tough and he wants to win.”

Lockwood went 3-for-3 in the event, but he did buck off Jack Shot in 5 seconds during the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

He began his weekend by winning Round 1 on Luke with 90.25 points. Lockwood then marched his way to victory Sunday with 84 points on What’s Under Your Hood and 90 points aboard More Big Bucks.


“Lockwood was pretty dang good,” McBride said. “That is cool to see after him getting banged up. It could have been easy for him to go through the motions this weekend and blame it on being too sore. I am proud of him coming out and kicking ass because that is what he did.”

Lockwood is only 85 points behind world leader Kaique Pacheco heading into this weekend’s Buck Off The Island, presented by Cooper Tires, despite having missed five events because of a torn groin earlier this season.

In fact, Lockwood has competed in the fewest BFTS events (16) among the Top 10 active riders in the world standings.

Lockwood is 25-for-53 (47.17 percent) through 16 events in 2017, which is nearly identical to his 2016 numbers.

In 2016, Lockwood was 25-for-57 (43.86 percent) in 16 events.

One major difference is Lockwood’s ability to get into the winner’s circle this season.

Austin was his PBR-leading fourth win and his ride on More Big Bucks was his sixth BFTS round victory.

Lockwood won one event last year and set a PBR rookie record with eight BFTS round wins.

In regards to competing this weekend in Uniondale, Lockwood considers himself day-to-day.

He admits the thought of sitting out because of his back injury had crossed his mind.

“This is a day-by-day thing,” Lockwood said. “I should be good, but it also wouldn’t be a bad idea to sit out. I don’t want the whole second half of the season go like this. I mean, it is going good, but I don’t want to be hurting like this.

“As long as you are smart and treat it well. It will be fast and over.”

Still, it will be hard to sit out with only five regular-season events remaining and less than 200 points separating the Top 4 in the world standings.

Lockwood confirmed Tuesday morning that he will be riding in Uniondale.

“I’m riding there,” Lockwood said in a text message. “My back actually feels as good as it has since it got hurt. Yesterday and today I could actually put my socks on without it hurting.”

Lockwood will continue to use electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) therapy at home in Montana and go to physical therapy daily.

He knows the race is extremely close, but Lockwood understands nothing is going to be set in stone until the conclusion of the World Finals on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.

“All the points are at the Finals too,” Lockwood concluded. “If you are healthy at the Finals that will make a world of a difference.” 

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By: Justin Felisko September 18, 2017@ 04:26:00 PM




SweetPro's Bruiser is now tied with Pearl Harbor in the World Champion Bull race. Photo: Andy Watson /


  • SweetPro's Bruiser followed up his career-high out in Springfield, Missouri, with another strong outing in Austin, Texas.
  • Bruiser also pulled into a deadlock with Pearl Harbor in the World Champion Bull race.
  • The Top 36 riders in the world standings overwhelmingly selected Bruiser as having the edge, citing his ability to deliver home run scores. 



AUSTIN, Texas – The World Champion Bull race is officially a dead heat with only five regular-season events remaining until the 2017 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

2016 World Champion Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser and Pearl Harbor have been the perennial favorites all season long, so it is only fitting that they are statistically tied with so little time left before the World Finals.

Bruiser’s 45.75-point bull score on Saturday night in the 15/15 Bucking Battle raised his World Champion Bull average to 46.28 points, tying him with Pearl Harbor for the No. 1 bull ranking.

With the bulls tied in the standings, decided to ask the 36 riders competing Sunday at the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications, who they would give the World Championship to if they had to break the tie.

It was a landslide victory for Bruiser.

Stetson LawrenceRubens Barbosa and Robson Aragao were the only three riders to vote for Pearl Harbor.

“Pearl Harbor has been more consistent this year,” Lawrence said. “Bruiser has been a little weak beginning of the year. Everybody has a short-term memory.”

The 2017 World Champion Bull is determined based on the Top 8 outs during the BFTS regular season plus two outs at the World Finals. The bull with the highest average bull score across those 10 outs will be crowned the World Champion and earn the $100,000 bonus.

If the bulls are tied at the end of the Finals, the first tiebreaker will be combined bull scores at the World Finals. If the bulls are still tied, they will be named co-champions.

Both 6-year-old bulls have competed at more than eight events this year.

Bruiser is 9-3 with an average bull score of 45.94 points in 12 events, while Pearl Harbor is 9-1 with a 46.08 average bull score in 10 events.

Bulls drop their lowest bull scores if they have more than eight outs on their record.

Bruiser made a monumental statement with a season-high 47.25-point bull score against Jess Lockwood two weeks ago in Springfield, Missouri, but he was only marked 45.75 points for bucking off Marco Eguchi in Austin.


“Pearl Harbor is definitely harder to ride, but Bruiser is the one everyone wants to get on,” Lockwood said. “You can be 95 points and win a boat load of money. That sounds like a World Champion to me.”

Bruiser has been ridden eight times by five riders (J.B. MauneyJoao Ricardo VieiraMason LoweDerek Kolbaba and Stormy Wing) in 42 BFTS outs over the course of his four-year career.

Those five riders have won over $1.366 million on the back of Bruiser, which includes Mauney’s $1 million World Champion bonus for his world title-clinching 92.75-point ride on Bruiser at the 2015 Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Against Lockwood, Bruiser was once again his outstanding self. Bruised turned left out of the bucking chute before exploding backwards in the air to dismantle the No. 2 rider in the world standings at the 6.06-second mark.

Bruiser’s honesty as a bucking bull combined with a showy and explosive bucking style was a major reason riders gave their nod to Bruiser.

2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi said that dynamite explosion is what separates Bruiser from Pearl Harbor, who Marchi described as a “really good bull too.”

“I think it is because Bruiser has more explosion,” Marchi explained. “Every time he bucks hard. He blows up. He has already proved he is a really good bull. He is a World Champion already. He has a good chance to be a World Champion again.”

World leader Kaique Pacheco then chimed in, “He is more consistent. Pearl Harbor is more hard to ride, but Bruiser is more showy because he blows up. He impresses the judges when he bucks.”

Bruiser has been ridden 13 times in 77 outs at all levels of competition, whereas Pearl Harbor has only been covered in five of his 45 outs.

Gage Gay said riders know they can’t stub their toe against Bruiser, but they know if they do their job it can result in a home run score.

“I like the way Bruiser bucks,” Gay said. “He stands good in the bucking chutes and he pretty much does the same thing every time. You know what you are going up against. It is just your decision whether you do your job or not. If you ride him, you are going to be 94-95 points. That is the better part.

“Pearl Harbor has gotten a lot better over the last six months. Chad (Berger) and Joey (Hales) have done a lot of work with him in the bucking chutes, but there for a while he was pretty bad. I think that is why guys kind of shy away from him, but he has gotten a lot better recently.”


Riders used to vote for PBR World Champion until 2007.

2009 PBR Ring of Honor inductee J.W. Hart found the vote tally interesting Sunday in Austin.

“See when I voted for Bucking Bull of the Year, I didn’t look at as which bull I would rather get on,” Hart said. “I looked at which bull was the rankest and hardest to ride in the pen. It confuses me a bit a way the way they vote. They are voting they rather get on this one or be more points. I voted for Dillinger because he was the hardest to ride and kind of had a scare factor.”

Pearl Harbor has been out of competition because of a horn infection, but Chad Berger said the bull is doing well.

There is still no timetable on when Pearl Harbor will next compete.

The reigning Stock Contractor of the Year smiled when informed of the riders voting for Bruiser.

“They have watched Bruiser the last couple of weeks,” Berger said. “I still like Pearl Harbor. Everybody has their opinion. If that is what they think, that is fine with me. We will find out at the Finals.”

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By: Justin Felisko September 17, 2017@ 05:46:00 PM


The Top 4 in the world standings are separated by less than 200 points. Photos: Andy Watson /


  • The race for the 2017 World Championship reached its tightest point all season after big performances from the Top 4 riders in the world.
  • Jess Lockwood made the biggest jump when he moved to No. 2 in the world standings just a week after a brutal wreck.
  • Meanwhile, Australian rookie Nathan Burtenshaw impressed in his first ever BFTS event. 



AUSTIN, Texas – Here are three things we learned from the Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications, this weekend at the Frank Erwin Center.

World title race becomes even closer (9-17-17)

The 2017 world title race got that much closer following another dominant weekend from surging riders Jess Lockwood and Cooper Davis.

Lockwood’s fourth event win of the season moved him to No. 2 in the world standings and pushed him to within 85 points of the world No. 1 ranking.

Meanwhile, Davis’ 2-for-3 performance, paired with his second consecutive 15/15 Bucking Battle victory, has the reigning World Champion only 194.17 points behind world leader Kaique Pacheco.

There are only five regular-season Built Ford Tough Series events remaining before the 2017 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals (Nov. 1-5) and the Top 4 riders in the world – Pacheco, Lockwood, Eduardo Aparecido and Davis – are all within 195 points of each other following Austin.  

Lockwood earned the victory Sunday afternoon with a 90-point ride on More Big Bucks in the Built Ford Tough Championship before Davis was bucked off by Beaver Creek Beau at the 6.44-second mark on the final ride attempt of the weekend.

“I love More Big Bucks,” Lockwood said. “You can’t pick much better than that.”

Lockwood then paused as Davis came over and high-fived his buddy inside the locker room.

“Good job this weekend,” Davis said before adding with a laugh, “I am going to let you pick for me next week.”

Lockwood had previously won Round 1 on Saturday night with a 90.25-point ride on Luke, while Davis was fresh on his heels in second-place after riding El Guerrero for 89.25 points.

Davis then took the lead in the event earlier on Sunday with an 86.75-point ride on Lifting Lives in Round 2, while Lockwood covered What’s Under Your Hood for 84 points.

The weekend was very much a back-and-forth between Davis and Lockwood, but Pacheco and Aparecido also threw some haymakers in the title race.

Pacheco finished second to Davis in the 15/15 Bucking Battle for 90 world points with a 90.5-point ride on Udder Lover, and he finished tied for 14thplace in the regular event for an additional five world points by going 1-for-3.

Aparecido was in contention for the event victory heading into the championship round Sunday after riding The Boss (75.5 points) in Round 1 and Respect The Streak (85.75 points) in Round 2. However, his 3.42-second buckoff against Gambini in the final round resulted in a sixth-place finish (85 world points).

Aparecido dropped to third in the world standings, but he only trails Pacheco by 160 points.

The Top 4 riders went a combined 10-for-16 in Austin.

Two-time World Champion Justin McBride was not only impressed by Lockwood, but all four riders.

“Cooper Davis came down in the championship round, but don’t expect him to come down off many,” McBride said. “Pacheco is not riding bad and Eduardo is not riding bad.”

Lockwood shows toughness and resolve in victory

Jess Lockwood aged about 50 years every time he rode for 8 seconds this weekend, but he is OK with looking like he needs a walker afterwards as long as he doesn’t look like an old man on the back of a bull.

Lockwood’s victory was an impressive one after a brutal wreck last week in Springfield, Missouri, attempting to ride reigning World Champion Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser resulted in a lumbar strain in the 19-year-old’s lower back and a concussion.

The 2016 Rookie of the Year, though, put together one of the best performances of his career despite the lingering back injury.

Austin was the first event where Lockwood had two 90-point rides.

Lockwood’s last 90-point ride on More Big Bucks – the seventh 90-point ride of his career – only aggravated his injury that much more.

“He is a super great bull, but he made me twist a lot and put some strain on that back,” Lockwood said. “It don’t hurt during the ride, but only when I get off.”

Lockwood went through a series of stretching exercises with PBR Sports Medicine this weekend, and he has been using creams and lots of ice to overcome the radiating pain in his back.

The Volborg, Montana, bull rider considers himself day-to-day with the injury and hopes he will be able to give it a go again next week at the Buck Off The Island, presented by Cooper Tires, in New York.

“I should be able to go each weekend as long as it doesn’t get worse,” Lockwood said. “A lot of physical therapy this week at home.”

Who is that guy?

Austin was all about the 2017 world title race, but the rider who took home the Round 2 victory was one that had never even been on the BFTS before.

2017 PBR Australia Finals event winner Nathan Burtenshaw used an 87.5-point ride – the first qualified ride of his career – on South Texas Gangsterto win Round 2 and an extremely important 100 world points.

“It was a pretty nice little bull,” Burtenshaw said. “He just was out and around the right. I just got him done. It is a big relief. I was pretty nervous before that. Last night, that was probably what cost me. Being so nervous. It is good to get the first one down. I tried to block it all out and it worked tonight.”

Burtenshaw entered the event an alternate and ranked 44th in the world standings, but the 23-year-old now leaves Texas at No. 35 after his 1-for-3 performance garnered him a fifth-place finish (120 world points).

The nine-position jump in the standings is a big one, but Burtenshaw’s lead over No. 36 Cody Rodeo Tyler is a slim 2.92 points.

Tyler used an 85.25-point ride aboard Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe in Round 2 to propel himself to 13th place and 20 world points.

Other bubble riders Dakota Buttar and Jordan Hansen also came out of Austin with some beneficial points.

Buttar went 2-for-3 to finish in seventh place (70 world points) and move up to 32nd in the world standings.

Hansen’s first ride of his career – 86 points on Machinery Auctioneer’s Mack Daddy – led the 2016 Canadian Pro Rodeo Association bull riding champion to a ninth-place finish (55 world points). The No. 44 bull rider in the world standings trails Burtenshaw by 73.33 points for the last guaranteed World Finals spot.

“This is a pretty cool feeling,” Hansen said. “I don’t really know any of these bulls. I don’t have much of a game plan, but I got lucky I had one around to the left and into my hand. Things worked out good.”

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Lockwood wins Round 1 despite back injury (9-16-17)

AUSTIN, Texas – Here are three things we learned Saturday night from Round 1 and the 15/15 Bucking Battle at the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications, at the Frank Erwin Center.

Jess Lockwood can barely walk inside the arena once he hits the ground, but the 19-year-old isn’t letting a lower back strain impede his world title aspirations.

Lockwood won Round 1 with a 90.25-point ride on Luke to edge out the red-hot Cooper Davis (89.25 points on El Guerrero) to earn an important 100 points toward the world standings.

“When you are in the race for a world title you have to cowboy up,” Lockwood said. “There is no sense sitting at home.”

Immediately after the ride, Lockwood could barely stand up straight as he back went stiff.

The No. 4 rider in the world standings gingerly walked to the PBR Sports Medicine room following the ride to receive additional treatment before Saturday night’s 15/15 Bucking Battle.

“I am just sore,” Lockwood said. “It is the whole ride itself activating the muscles in that back.”

Lockwood, who had first injured his back attempting to ride SweetPro’s Bruiser, last weekend in Springfield, Missouri, was later bucked off by Jack Shot in 5 seconds during the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

That buckoff wound up negating Lockwood’s round win in ways as world leader Kaique Pacheco placed second in the 15/15 Bucking Battle for 90 world points with a 90.5-point ride on Udder Lover.

Therefore, Lockwood only gained 10 points on Pacheco in the standings and is 580 points out of the top ranking.

Pacheco increased his lead on No. 2 Eduardo Aparecido after the 27-year-old was bucked off by Mystikal (3.26 seconds) in the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

The good news for Lockwood and Aparecido, though, is they are still a full bull ahead of Pacheco in the event standings seeing as Pacheco was bucked off by Chubs in 2.72 seconds.

Aparecido turned down a re-ride option to save himself for the 15/15 Bucking Battle after riding The Boss for 75.5 points. He finished tied for eighth in Round 1.

Rounding out the Top 5 in Round 1 behind Lockwood and Davis was Gage Gay (87.25 points on DaNutso), Stetson Lawrence (86.75 points on Damn Frustrating) and Chase Outlaw (86.5 points on Big City).

Outlaw – the No. 6 rider in the world standings – was extremely fired up with his Round 1 ride after missing the past two weeks with a separated right shoulder.

“Hell we was already at this, there was no turning back now,” Outlaw said. “We just had to test it.”

Outlaw was later bucked off by Fire & Smoke in 4.71 seconds during the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

Lockwood said after the 15/15 Bucking Battle that he would be good to go for Championship Sunday and his Round 2 matchup against What’s Under Your Hood.

What’s Under Your Hood (11-1, BFTS) bucked off Cody Rodeo Tyler in 2.02 seconds in Round 1.

“Yeah. I will be alright,” he concluded.

Davis wins second consecutive 15/15 Bucking Battle with career-high ride on TLW’s Big Cat

Reigning World Champion Cooper Davis knew if he could just get out of the bucking chutes cleanly on TLW’s Big Cat that he would have the opportunity to do something special.

Well, he did just that Saturday night.

Davis rode Big Cat for a career-high 91.75 points to win his second consecutive 15/15 Bucking Battle in as many weeks.

“I guess that is what happens when I finally get to get on and get a clean out,” Davis said. “That bull has a lot of hesitation and a lot of stuff to get by that a lot of people don’t see.”

It is just the second time Big Cat has been ridden in 29 BFTS outs and 38 overall.

A week after riding Cut The Cord for 90.5 points, Davis upped the ante with the sensational ride into his hand in his home state.

“To do this in Texas makes it way much better,” Davis added. “I was supposed to get on him in Arlington before (my son) Mack got sick. This good to get him down and rode.”

The ride came less than two hours after he placed second in Round 1 with an 89.25-point ride on El Guerrero.

The No. 3 rider in the world standings earned 210 world points on Saturday night and is now 429.17 points behind Pacheco. 

Cody Nance (85.5 points on Chocolate Shake / 75 world points) and Joao Ricardo Vieira (80 points on Hurricane Hustler / 60 world points) were the only other riders with qualified rides in the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

Vieira declined a re-ride opportunity for a chance to go for the victory in the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

Davis has never won a PBR event in the state of Texas in four years, and he may be able to get his first event win in Texas on Sunday afternoon.

The 23-year-old takes on Lifting Lives in Round 2. Lifting Lives bucked off Claudio Montanha Jr. in 2.59 seconds in Round 1. Davis is 0-for-2 against Lifting Lives (18-1, BFTS) this season with buckoffs of 6.3 seconds and 5.92 seconds.

“It feels like everybody here is rooting for me,” Davis said. “That means a lot.”

SweetPro’s Bruiser now tied with Pearl Harbor for No. 1 bull ranking

Most of the chatter this year involving the World Champion Bull race has been a back-and-forth debate between 2016 World Champion Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser and Pearl Harbor.

The golden question is which bull is the favorite heading into the World Finals?

Bruiser only added more fire to the race by bucking off Marco Eguchi in 5.99 seconds during the 15/15 Bucking Battle for a 45.75-point bull score.

“I really thought he really bucked,” stock contractor Dillon Page said. “I thought he was as good as he was last week (47.25 points against Jess Lockwood). The judges didn’t think so. We did our part. The bull is feeling good. We have him ready. He gave it his all. It didn’t look as fancy as it did last week. The situations were different.”

The bull score bumped Bruiser’s World Champion Bull average score to 46.28 to put him in a deadlock tie with Pearl Harbor atop the bull standings with five events remaining in the regular season.

“I don’t know if I knew, but everybody else knew it was going to come down to what we are experiencing,” Page said.

Eguchi was able to get around the corner with Bruiser in Austin, and he showed maybe a hint of a chance to make the 8 seconds. However, Bruiser was able to rip Eguchi forward once he reversed direction.

“When he reversed it tonight, he brought it hard like he used too,” Page said. “Last week he was real good, but he did the backup deal. He got way in the air and dropped hard.”

Eguchi added, “I knew he comes to the left pretty strong, so I took care of that. I put all of my body on the inside, but at 5 seconds he went forward. He was nice, but he pushes you to the outside real hard.”

Bruiser has been marked 45 points or higher in 12 consecutive outs. The 6-year-old bull has not been marked lower than 45 points since being marked 44.5 points during Round 2 of last year’s World Finals.

Bruiser is next scheduled to buck at the Rumble in the Rockies in two weeks, while Chad Berger has yet to set a timetable for Pearl Harbor’s return. Pearl Harbor is currently out of competition because of a horn infection.

While the World Champion Bull title and $100,000 will be determined at the World Finals on Nov. 1-5, the top bull at the end of the regular season does take home $25,000. The No. 2 bull in the standings earns $15,000.

 “I didn’t even think about that part,” Page said. “All I am thinking about is Bull of the Year.”

Injury Updates

According to Dr. Tandy Freeman, Gay sustained a right arm stinger during his Round 1 ride aboard DaNutso. Gay will be competing in Round 2 and has drawn Hitman (0-0, BFTS).

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PUEBLO, Colo. – Jess Lockwood and Chase Outlaw understand that realistically they would be hard-pressed to find anyone inside the Built Ford Tough Series 100 percent healthy at this point in the season.

However, the two world title contenders will be two of the more intriguing riders that are battling injuries to keep an eye on during this weekend’s Wrangler’s Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications.

RELATED: Click HERE to see the full Saturday daysheet.

Lockwood – the No. 4 ranked rider in the world standings – is coming off a brutal wreck at last weekend’s Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops, when he sustained a lower back injury after 2016 World Champion Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser knocked the 19-year-old out cold.

X-rays on Monday in Dallas revealed no fracture in his back, and Dr. Tandy Freeman diagnosed Lockwood with a lumbar strain.

“Really good,” Lockwood said Thursday about his back. “Feels about like normal.”

Lockwood is only 590 points behind world leader Kaique Pacheco and could leave Austin as the new No. 1 bull rider potentially.

The 2016 Rookie of the Year takes on Luke (1-1, BFTS) in Round 1 and Jack Shot (20-3, BFTS) in the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

Lockwood has been undergoing electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) therapy at home in Montana as part of his rehab process.

EMS involves electric impulses that cause the muscle to contract. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin.

“It contracts the muscles to loosen them up,” Lockwood said. “The physical therapist here at home has me doing it when I go in, and I have my own machine here at home so she said use it too.”

Meanwhile, Outlaw – the No. 6 ranked rider in the world standings – is set to return to competition for the first time since separating his right shoulder at a Touring Pro Division event in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Aug. 26.

Outlaw has missed the last two Built Ford Tough Series events, but he is still well-within reach of the top spot in the world standings. The 25-year-old trails Pacheco by 1,288.34 points.

The Hamburg, Arkansas, bull rider said via text message Thursday his shoulder is “good enough to win” and that he has been working around the house during his time off to help strengthen the shoulder.  

Outlaw has drawn Big City (1-1, BFTS) for Round 1 and Fire & Smoke (35-12, BFTS) in the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

Pacheco has drawn Chubs (0-0, BFTS) for Round 1 and Udder Lover (13-2, BFTS) for the 15/15.

Lockwood and Outlaw are giving it a go in Austin, but eight riders ranked inside the Top 35 will be unable to compete in Austin.

No. 7 Fabiano Vieira (jaw/left shoulder), No. 9 J.B. Mauney (reconstructive shoulder surgery), No. 10 Matt Triplett (left shoulder), No. 15 Mason Lowe(right elbow), No. 20 Shane Proctor (suspension), No. 21 Ryan Dirteater(right hip), No. 29 Koal Livingston (ankle/shoulder) and No. 33 Aaron Kleier (personal) are not making the trip to Austin.

Vieira said his fractured jaw is improving, but his shoulder is still holding him back from competing, while Triplett said he expects to be back for next weekend’s event in Uniondale, New York. Lowe plans on resting until the PBR World Finals in November.

According to Dr. Tandy Freeman, Dirteater is probable for Uniondale.

Proctor is suspended for this weekend after opting out of the 15/15 Bucking Battle in Springfield, Missouri and violating PBR rule

“In the event that a rider withdraws himself from competition in any round due to an injury that does not prevent him from being able to compete on the basis of being medically unfit as described in rule, that rider will be deemed ineligible for competition for the next BFTS event on the schedule.”

Proctor said he understood the rule and was OK with missing next weekend’s event in Austin, Texas.

There will be eight alternate riders, as well as one Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour invite, competing in Austin: No. 36 J.W. Harris, No. 37 Cody Rodeo Tyler, No. 38 Lachlan Richardson, No. 38 Kurt Shephard, No. 40 Luis Blanco, No. 44 Nathan Burtenshaw, No. 47 Jordan Hansen, No. 49Robson Aragao and No. 50 Skeeter Kingsolver.

Brock Radford currently holds the critical No. 35 spot in the world standings with 384.16 world points.

Only 126.66 points separate Radford from Kingsolver in the standings.

Kingsolver is this week’s Velocity Tour invite after the 28-year-old went 2-for-2 to win the Rochester, New York, event last weekend.

The 28-year-old has drawn Recovery Time (12-4, BFTS) for Saturday night.

Two riders – Burtenshaw and Hansen – will be making their BFTS debuts in Austin.

Burtenshaw won the 2017 PBR Australia Finals event average this summer and finished third in the 2017 PBR Australia standings.

The 22-year-old went 11-for-25 (44 percent) at 2017 PBR Australia events and is 28-for-73 (38.36 percent) at all levels of PBR competition this season.

Burtenshaw had his 2016 season cut short when he broke his back at the 2016 Velocity Tour event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on April 23.

The Coonamble, Australia, native is only 105.83 points behind Radford and his pursuit of his first World Finals qualification.  

Burtenshaw has drawn Houdini’s Ghost (0-0, BFTS) for Round 1.

Hansen was able to overcome a broken ankle, which required three plates and 10 screws, to win the 2016 Canadian Pro Rodeo Association bull riding championship in comeback fashion.

The now 24-year-old injured his ankle in July and returned in November at the CPRA Finals to ride five consecutive bulls to usurp two-time CPRA champion and current BFTS rider Dakota Buttar for the championship.

2017 has been a strong season for Hansen, who also is on pace to potentially qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as the first Canadian bull rider since 2001.

Hansen is currently 11th in the PRCA standings and 47th in the PBR standings.

The Okotoks, Alberta, native trails the PBR Top 35 by 114.16 points and is 13-for-22 (59.09 percent) in 10 PBR Canada events.

Hansen takes on Heartbreak Kid (2-0, BFTS) in Round 1.

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By: Mandi McCary September 17, 2017@ 05:13:00 PM



Jess Lockwood leads the BFTS with four event wins this season. Photo: Andy Watson /


  • Jess Lockwood capped a 3-for-3 weekend to win his BFTS-leading fourth event Sunday in Austin.
  • Lockwood's win moved him to No. 2 in the world standings where he trails No. 1 Kaique Pacheco by just 85 points.
  • Emilio Resende finished in second place while Cooper Davis came in third. 



AUSTIN, Texas –Last weekend in Springfield, Missouri, 19-year-old Jess Lockwood’s (Volborg, Montana) event ended when he was placed on a backboard and carried out the arena after an injury. One week later, Lockwood rode his way to yet another event title when he took the victory at the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications, Sunday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center.

Lockwood capped off a 3-for-3 weekend with a huge 90-point ride aboard More Big Bucks (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) to win the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. Lockwood’s BFTS-leading fourth event victory earned him 600 world points and $39,265.

More importantly, the win vaulted the 2016 PBR Rookie of the Year to No. 2 in the world standings after starting the weekend at No. 4. Lockwood now trails current world leader Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) by just 85 points.

Emilio Resende (Santa Helena Do Goias, Brazil) finished in second place after his own 3-for-3 weekend in Austin. On Championship Sunday, Resende rode American Hustle (D&H Cattle Co./Leflore) for 85 points in Round 2 before gritting his way to an 85.5-point ride aboard Brutus (TM Cattle Co./BS Cattle Co.) in the championship round.

The second place effort was Resende’s highest finish on the BFTS since winning the event in Kansas City, Missouri, back in 2014 and it helped him net 310 world points and $16,750.

Resende also moved to No. 24 in the world standings with the finish.

2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) continued his strong run as he took third place in Austin after going 2-for-3. Davis rode Lifting Lives (D&H Cattle/Craig Moore) for 86.75 points in Round 2, but was later bucked off by Beaver Creek Beau (Chad Berger / Clay Struve / PBR Rock Bar) in the championship round.

Despite the buckoff, Davis was able to secure 300 world points and $13,000 for the effort. Though he shifted back to No. 4 in the world standings, Davis now trails Pacheco by just 194.17 points.

Three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar Do Sul, Brazil) rode his way to fourth place in Austin after a strong Sunday performance. Alves opened Championship Sunday with an 83.25-point trip on Red Bou (Viducic Bucking Bulls) before closing out with an 86.75-point ride on Jeremiah(Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) in the championship round.

Alves leaves the Texas capital with 165 world points and a check for $9,400.

Australian rookie Nathan Burtenshaw (Coonamble, Australia) rounded out the Top 5 in his first ever BFTS event Sunday in Austin. Burtenshaw recorded his first BFTS ride when he reached the 8-second mark aboard South Texas Gangster (Chad Berger/Julie Rosen/Clay Struve/Silent Seven) before he was eventually bucked off by Cracker Breaker (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) in the championship round.

Burtenshaw’s impressive first showing, though, helped him pick up 120 world points, $7,480, and move him up to No. 35 in the world standings.

SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) was named the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the event after tossing Marco Eguchi (Poa Sao Paulo, Brazil) to the tune of a 45.75-point bull score in Saturday’s 15/15 Bucking Battle. The out helped Bruiser pull into a tie with Pearl Harbor for the lead in the World Champion Bull race.

The PBR’s best will now head east to Long Island where Buck Off the Island, presented by Cooper Tires, will take over NYCB LIVE, home of the Nasssau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Sept. 23-24.

Round 1 from Long Island will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET Sept. 23 on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app.

Championship Sunday will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET Sept. 24 on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app. CBS Sports Network will also broadcast the Championship Sunday action starting at 6 p.m. ET. 

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Jess Lockwood, 90.25-84-90-264.25-600 Points.
2. Emilio Resende, 85.5-85-85.5-256.00-310 Points.
3. Cooper Davis, 89.25-86.75-0-176.00-300 Points.
4. Silvano Alves, 0-83.25-86.75-170.00-165 Points.
5. Nathan Burtenshaw, 0-87.5-0-87.50-120 Points.
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 75.5-85.75-0-161.25-85 Points.
7. Dakota Buttar, 83.75-82.25-0-166.00-70 Points.
8. Gage Gay, 87.25-0-0-87.25-65 Points.
9. Jordan Hansen, 0-86-0-86.00-55 Points.
10. Stetson Lawrence, 86.75-0-0-86.75-50 Points.
11. Chase Outlaw, 86.5-0-0-86.50-40 Points.
12. Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-85.5-0-85.50-35 Points.
13. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 0-85.25-0-85.25-20 Points.
14. Kaique Pacheco, 0-84-0-84.00-5 Points.
(tie). Troy Wilkinson, 0-83.5-0-83.50-5 Points.
16. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-82-0-82.00
17. Ramon de Lima, 75.5-0-0-75.50
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0.00
Brock Radford, 0-0-0-0.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0.00
Skeeter Kingsolver, 0-0-0-0.00

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 42, 6, 15, 3,695.00, $370,875.15
2. Jess Lockwood, 39, 5, 14, 3,610.00, $319,692.90
3. Eduardo Aparecido, 31, 5, 10, 3,535.00, $296,262.47
4. Cooper Davis, 34, 3, 13, 3,500.83, $202,428.42
5. Derek Kolbaba, 46, 5, 11, 2,415.00, $187,479.82
6. Chase Outlaw, 40, 4, 16, 2,351.66, $143,103.94
7. Fabiano Vieira, 40, 3, 12, 2,053.33, $217,136.47
8. Stormy Wing, 31, 3, 5, 1,977.50, $132,972.11
9. J.B. Mauney, 23, 2, 5, 1,931.24, $139,977.49
10. Matt Triplett, 44, 5, 13, 1,915.00, $127,467.48
11. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 41, 1, 17, 1,867.50, $133,072.65
12. Cody Teel, 38, 3, 11, 1,845.83, $142,558.16
13. Cody Nance, 46, 3, 15, 1,845.00, $111,777.15
14. Rubens Barbosa, 47, 1, 4, 1,717.50, $104,060.84
15. Mason Lowe, 29, 1, 5, 1,463.33, $110,699.58
16. Claudio Montanha Jr., 39, 2, 12, 1,384.16, $99,619.35
17. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 43, 0, 7, 1,367.50, $83,340.67
18. Stetson Lawrence, 34, 1, 6, 1,340.00, $83,125.34
19. Dener Barbosa, 35, 1, 7, 1,293.33, $87,535.28
20. Shane Proctor, 25, 2, 4, 1,267.50, $81,623.33
21. Silvano Alves, 35, 0, 6, 1,245.83, $65,314.91
22. Ryan Dirteater, 28, 0, 3, 1,165.83, $79,322.16
23. Guilherme Marchi, 32, 0, 7, 1,044.99, $53,150.22
24. Emilio Resende, 28, 1, 7, 971.66, $64,309.30
25. Luciano De Castro, 36, 1, 8, 852.50, $57,563.46
26. Ramon de Lima, 33, 2, 14, 807.50, $72,201.95
27. Gage Gay, 33, 1, 4, 688.33, $48,942.57
28. Mike Lee, 46, 3, 8, 683.33, $57,084.49
29. Koal Livingston, 38, 1, 8, 542.50, $47,614.63
30. Brennon Eldred, 24, 3, 8, 479.16, $55,921.90
31. Troy Wilkinson, 27, 1, 8, 478.75, $44,258.10
32. Dakota Buttar, 26, 0, 1, 460.83, $30,845.31
33. Cody Campbell, 42, 3, 9, 411.65, $46,524.75
34. Aaron Kleier, 12, 4, 10, 410.00, $24,131.74
35. Nathan Burtenshaw, 36, 2, 9, 398.33, $37,970.76
36. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 42, 2, 6, 395.41, $37,472.38
37. Brock Radford, 27, 5, 10, 384.16, $30,606.31
38. J.W. Harris, 26, 2, 5, 380.41, $33,374.72
39. Lachlan Richardson, 30, 3, 10, 367.50, $38,060.87
39. Kurt Shephard, 43, 1, 11, 367.50, $44,845.74
41. Luis Blanco, 35, 0, 4, 364.58, $26,127.42
42. Brady Sims, 15, 0, 1, 345.00, $20,467.31
43. Alex Marcilio, 25, 0, 8, 330.00, $37,735.30
44. Jordan Hansen, 12, 2, 6, 325.00, $31,664.39
45. Reese Cates, 27, 1, 4, 305.00, $31,567.53

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PRCA Weekend News/Results Roundup

Standings Shuffle: 29 Cowboys Move Up

With $1.24 million up for grabs among 21 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 29 cowboys saw their positions improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. 

The final stretch of the 2017 regular season is in full swing with only 11 days left. ProRodeo’s top cowboys are racing to the finish line in hopes of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. 

Positions are changing rapidly and nobody climbed the standings more this week than team roping header Chad Masters who jumped from 15th to eighth thanks to winning $8,855 at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up. 

Having two rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $501,684 in Pendleton and $158,796 at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo in Albuquerque. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Sept. 12-18.

• Chad Masters moved from 15th to eighth in team roping heading. 

• Shay Good moved from 15th to 10th in steer roping.

• Trevor Brazile moved from ninth to fifth in steer roping. 
• Brody Cress moved from 11th to seventh in saddle bronc riding. 

• Jake Vold moved from 10th to seventh in bareback riding. 
• Matt Shiozawa moved from 12th to ninth in tie-down roping. 

• Clay Tryan moved from ninth to seventh in team roping heading. 
• Justin Malone moved from 13th to 11th in tie-down roping. 
• Cade Swor moved from 15th to 13th in tie-down roping. 
• Boudreaux Campbell moved from 17th to 15th in bull riding. 

• Shane Hanchey moved from fourth to third in tie-down roping. 
• J.R. Vezain moved from fifth to fourth in bareback riding. 
• CoBurn Bradshaw moved from fifth to fourth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Scott Guenthner moved from sixth to fifth in steer wrestling. 
• Riley Minor moved from sixth to fifth in team roping heading. 
• Joe Frost moved from sixth to fifth in bull riding. 
• Brady Minor moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heeling. 
• Cole Melancon moved from 10th to ninth in bull riding. 
• Dakota Eldridge moved from 11th to 10th in steer wrestling. 
• Orin Larsen moved from 12th to 11th in bareback riding. 
• Joseph Harrison moved from 12th to 11th in team roping heeling. 
• Dustin Bowen moved from 12th to 11th in bull riding. 
• Brennon Eldred moved from 13th to 12th in bull riding.
• Mason Clements moved from 14th to 13th in bareback riding.
• J.D. Struxness moved from 14th to 13th in steer wrestling.  
• Chris Glover moved from 14th to 13th in steer roping. 
• Audy Reed moved from 15th to 14th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Steven Dent moved from 16th to 15th in bareback riding. 
• Jeremy Buhler moved from 16th to 15th in team roping heeling. 

Cowboys on the bubble for a spot in the Top 15 can find themselves just a few dollars short of making a Wrangler NFR qualification. The following cowboys climbed the standings to No. 16 this past week:

• Steer wrestler Clayton Hass moved from 21st to 16th and is $3,413 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Steer roper Tuf Cooper moved from 17th to 16th and is $914 away from breaking into the Top 15. 

With the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, Mo., on the horizon, the outcome of this rodeo and others are sure to impact the world standings, and solidify who will compete at the 2017 Wrangler NFR.

Check back with next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

News and Notes from the rodeo trail will broadcast the Cowboy Capitol of the World PRCA Rodeo Sept. 22-23, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT) each day and at 2 p.m., Sept. 24 … Tanya Lynn McKinnon Bartlett of Mountain Green, Utah, a former Miss Rodeo Utah and 1996 Miss Rodeo America, passed away Sept. 13, after battling a rare form of cancer. She was 42. Bartlett was born on Sept. 18, 1974, in Logan, Utah, to Ross and Debra (Dickerson) McKinnon. While attending Utah State University in 1995, she was crowned Miss Rodeo Utah and later won the 1996 Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. She spent the next year traveling the country representing the sport of rodeo. She graduated Cum Laude from Utah State University in 1998 with a degree in Bio-Veterinary Medicine. In 2002, Tanya received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She returned home to practice veterinary medicine and in 2005 she opened her own practice, Equine Edge. She is survived by her husband, Matthew; her son, Bridger and her parents, Ross and Debra (Dickerson) McKinnon. Funeral services will be held Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. (MT) at the LDS Stake Center, 4270 Cottonwood Canyon Road, Mountain Green, Utah. Friends may meet with the family Sept. 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road, and Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. Condolences may be shared at … Las Vegas Events is seeking a production manager for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The annual event, held each year at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, is scheduled for Dec. 7-16. The production manager will work closely with the current NFR General Manager, LVE, NFRC and the PRCA on all aspects of rodeo production. For the full details of the position, including all duties and responsibilities, visit All letters of interest and résumés may be sent to the following: WNFR Production Manager, c/o Las Vegas Events, 770 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Résumés can also be sent directly to All résumés must be received by Sept. 29, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. PT … On Aug. 31, bareback rider Braxten Nielsen was severely injured while competing at the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo, in Filer, Idaho. The horse reared up and smashed Nielsen against the back of the chute. The College of Southern Idaho Foundation – where Nielsen is a member of the school’s rodeo team – set up a recovery fund for him. And through an online GoFundMe page at a total of $47,264 in donations toward a $50,000 goal had been raised as of Monday afternoon. The CSI volleyball team has also been fundraising at its home games. The CSI rodeo team is planning a concert and dance for November at the Expo Center. And at recent rodeo competitions, 50-50 raffles have been organized to help Nielsen and his family … Greg Simas will be the voice of the Chisholm Trail RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) Oct. 19-21, at the Stephens County Arena in Duncan, Okla. “For me, being a fan of rodeo, the Prairie Circuit Finals is a mini-NFR,” he said. 

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Foltyn continues late-season surge in Albuquerque 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Bull rider Clayton Foltyn maintained his recent streak of dominance, splitting the win with Dustin Bowen at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo. 

Riding on Sept. 12, Foltyn had to wait until Sunday to learn that his 87 points atop Hurst Pro Rodeo’s Captain Crunch eventually stood at the top of the leaderboard. Needless to say, Foltyn was pleased to win a rodeo he’s competed at for most of his career. 

“It feels good,” Foltyn said. “I’ve been to the (New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo) a lot of times, and I’ve placed a couple times and won the Xtreme Bulls, but this is the first time I’ve won the rodeo or split it.”

Foltyn became only the second cowboy to cover Hurst Pro Rodeo’s Captain Crunch this season, following Ty Wallace’s 83-point ride at the Western Stampede (Utah) in early July. Earning $4,221 for his work in New Mexico's capital city, the Texas cowboy credited the bull for doing his part.

“He was a pretty nasty bull,” Foltyn said. “He wasn’t that fun. He bucked hard and changed directions a bunch, and just tried to buck.”

The 32-year-old cowboy has been a winner more times than not of late, claiming bull riding wins at such high-profile rodeos as Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. The three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualifier couldn’t pinpoint any specific reason for the recent elevation in his game. However, he knows exactly what all of these wins mean for those closest to him. 

“I'm just having fun,” Foltyn said. “I’m not worried about a whole lot other than trying to ride some bulls and make a living for my family.”

Other winners at the $158,796 rodeo were all-around cowboy Seth Hall ($1,782, tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Will Lowe (87 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Tino's Juarez), steer wrestler Rowdy Parrot (7.2 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan (10.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Audy Reed (85 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Multi-chem Forked Up), tie-down roper Cade Swor (15.1 seconds on two head), and barrel racer Tillar Murray (15.63 seconds).

For complete coverage of the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, check out the Sept. 29 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.


Tanner Aus sets arena record and wins Hamel Rodeo

HAMEL, MINN. – It was a homecoming of sorts for Tanner Aus at the 2017 Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo.

Aus, who was ranked No. 2 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as of July 6, set an arena record with his first-place 89-point ride on J Bar J Rodeo’s Straight Jacket. 

It was all at an arena that he came to as a kid. 

When his dad, John Aus, was riding bareback horses, he brought his son to the Hamel Rodeo. And his dad is an old rodeo friend of Sparky Dreesen, the owner of J Bar J Rodeo.

Aus loved the chance to get on Straight Jacket, “It was great,” he said. “That horse is strong, and bucks hard, and some guys have trouble with him, and some guys are a lot of points on him. I felt him out, and he’s everything that a bareback rider dreams about. I was able to open up and he was a really fun horse to ride.”

Aus, who grew up in Granite Falls, Minn., but now lives with his wife Lonissa near Pennock, Minn., is having the best year of his ProRodeo career. He’s qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER twice (2015-16), and is headed for his third. 

The rodeo season ends on Sept. 30, so it’s a marathon between now and then, to stay in the Top 15 in the world standings. 

“There’s a big push for the Fourth of July (run), but the truth is, you can go to as many rodeos in August as in July,” Aus said. “We’ve just got to stay focused and stay healthy and keep chopping away.”

His eight-second trip aboard Straight Jacket, a two-time WNFR bucking horse, was one for the record books and the memories, especially at a home-state rodeo. 

“That’s a rodeo near and dear to my heart,” he said. “To have a world class bucking horse in your back yard, it’s a pretty cool thing.”

The previous bareback riding record was 87 points, set by Joe Gunderson in 2007, and matched by Kyle Brennecke in 2013, and Casey Breuer in 2016. 

Another Minnesotan took home a Hamel Rodeo title. Shakopee’s Jody Green won the tie-down roping with a time of 8.7 seconds.

The Oklahoma native moved to Minnesota six years ago, when he met his wife, Kassie, a barrel racer who also competed in Hamel. 

Green won the Hamel Rodeo title in 2013 and second place in 2014. 

The 2017 bull riding title went to Oklahoma cowboy Guthrie Murray. 

Murray, of Miami, Okla., scored 88.5 points on the J Bar J Rodeo bull Maverick, with a ride that went by in a flash. The ride “just happened,” Green said. “The bull went to the left, and I lost track of (his movements), about halfway through there. I felt like he had me bucked off that whole ride. He was a good bull. He was so good, I never felt like I had a good seat or a good hold of him.” 

The 25-year-old cowboy is ranked 17th in the world standings – two spots away from qualifying for the WNFR – and being on the cusp can be stressful. 

“It’s kind of nerve wracking, to be on the edge,” Murray said. “Normally this year, I’m way down low (in the standings), trying to catch up.” 

He’ll compete at as many rodeos as he can, between now and the end of the rodeo year. 

“I don’t want to miss (the WNFR) by lack of not going. As many rodeos as I can get in there, and stay healthy, I’m going to try and keep going,” Murray said.

Murray’s grandpa, Gale Bachman, his mother Latisha Henderson’s dad, rode bulls in the 1960s and ‘70s, and one of Murray’s first phone calls home, after his wife Tess, is to his granddad. 

“He’s all excited,” Murray said.

Murray and his wife are expecting their first child in January. 

The Hamel Rodeo is a fundraiser for five area non-profit organizations, and in its 37 years, has raised $1.8 million for those groups. The 2018 rodeo will be July 5-8. For more information, go to 

Other winners at the $103,916 rodeo are all-around cowboy Trell Etbauer ($1,334 in tie down roping and steer wrestling), team ropers Erich Rogers/Cory Petska (8.8 seconds on two head), steer wrestler Ben Kilburg (3.7 seconds), saddle bronc riders Wyatt Casper (86 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Shady Fox) and Leon Fountain (86 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Sweatin’ Bullets), and barrel racer Laura Kennedy (15.59 seconds). The permit bull riding champion is Jack Landgraf (75 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Pickled Poison). 

Pro Rodeo Results

New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo


Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 12-17


All-around cowboy: Seth Hall, $1,782, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Will Lowe, 87 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Tino's Juarez, $4,484; 2. Chad Rutherford, 86, $3,438; 3. Orin Larsen, 85, $2,541; 4. Mason Clements, 84, $1,644; 5. Logan Corbett, 83.5, $1,046; 6. Steven Dent, 82.5, $747; 7. (tie) Trenten Montero, Logan Patterson and Justin Miller, 82, $349 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Sean Mulligan, 3.2 seconds, $1,947; 2. Rowdy Parrott, 3.5, $1,611; 3. Cole Edge, 3.6, $1,276; 4. Tanner Brunner, 3.8, $940; 5. (tie) Justin Shaffer and Dean McIntyre, 3.9, $470 each. Second round: 1. Dirk Tavenner, 3.2 seconds, $1,947; 2. Wyatt Jurney, 3.5, $1,611; 3. (tie) Jace Melvin and Jon Ragatz, 3.6, $1,108 each; 5. (tie) Rowdy Parrott, Kyle Irwin and Jason Thomas, 3.7, $313 each. Average: 1. Rowdy Parrott, 7.2 seconds on two head, $2,921; 2. Jon Ragatz, 7.6, $2,417; 3. Chason Floyd, 7.9, $1,914; 4. Timmy Sparing, 8.2, $1,410; 5. Riley Duvall, 8.3, $906; 6. Justin Shaffer, 8.4, $504. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.7 seconds, $1,604 each; 2. Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 4.9, $1,328; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo, 5.4, $1,051; 4. Chase Massengill/Daylan Frost, 5.5, $775; 5. Joshuah Fish/Brian Sullivan, 6.0, $498; 6. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 6.1, $277. Second round: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.2 seconds, $1,604 each; 2. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 4.4, $1,328; 3. Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.6, $1,051; 4. (tie) Shay Carroll/Nano Garza and Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 4.7, $636 each; 6. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II, 5.0, $138 each. Average: 1. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 10.1 seconds on two head, $2,199 each; 3. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 10.8, $1,577; 4. Seth Hall/Victor Aros, 12.2, $1,162; 5. Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II, 12.4, $747; 6. Robert Martinez II/James Gililland, 15.7, $415. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Audy Reed, 85 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Multi-chem Forked Up, $4,258; 2. (tie) Dean Wadsworth and Jesse Wright, 84, $2,839 each; 4. Cody Wright, 82, $1,561; 5. Cort Scheer, 81.5, $994; 6. Colt Gordon, 80.5, $710; 7. Sterling Crawley, 80, $568; 8. (tie) Isaac Diaz and Dylan Henson, 78, $213 each. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Ty Baker, 7.5 seconds, $1,784; 2. (tie) Ryan Jarrett, Marcos Costa and Shane Hanchey, 7.7, $1,318 each; 5. Cade Swor, 7.8, $853; 6. Seth Hall, 7.9, $620; 7. (tie) Hunter Herrin and Bryson Sechrist, 8.2, $271 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Cade Swor, Timber Moore, Marty Yates and Cimarron Boardman, 7.3 seconds, $1,435 each; 5. Joseph Parsons, 7.7, $853; 6. (tie) Ace Slone, Jake Pratt and Tuf Cooper, 7.8, $388 each. Average: 1. Cade Swor, 15.1 seconds on two head, $2,675; 2. Cimarron Boardman, 15.6, $2,327; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 15.8, $1,978; 4. (tie) Marcos Costa and Shane Hanchey, 15.9, $1,454 each; 6. (tie) Tuf Cooper, Marty Yates and Ty Baker, 16.4, $582 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Tillar Murray, 15.63 seconds, $3,972; 2. Sydni Blanchard, 15.64, $3,177; 3. Sherry Cervi, 15.65, $2,581; 4. Dena Kirkpatrick, 15.67, $1,986; 5. Katelyn Scott, 15.72, $1,589; 6. Hailey Kinsel, 15.73, $1,191; 7. Christine Laughlin, 15.76, $993; 8. Kelly Tovar, 15.95, $894; 9. Emily Miller, 15.97, $794; 10. (tie) Nicole Riggle, Kelly Bruner and Lisa Lockhart, 16.03, $596 each; 13. Stevi Hillman, 16.04, $397; 14. Kelly Yates, 16.05, $298; 15. Morgan Breaux, 16.07, $199. 


Bull riding: 1. (tie) Dustin Bowen, on Hurst Pro Rodeo's Yellow Hair, and Clayton Foltyn, on Hurst Pro Rodeo's Captain Crunch, 87 points, $4,221 each; 3. Joe Frost, 84, $2,708; 4. Elliot Jacoby, 83.5, $1,752; 5. Clayton Savage, 81, $1,115; 6. Laramie Mosley, 76, $796; 7. Tyler Bingham, 75.5, $637; 8. Cody Strite, 67, $478. 


Total payoff: $158,796. Stock contractor: The Cervi Brothers. Sub-contractors: Cervi Championship Rodeo, Hurst Pro Rodeo and Bar T Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Travis Howe, Mark Longoria and Butch Kirby. Timers: B.J. Voigt, Vicki Pack and Mary Brunner. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Specialty acts: Shelby Trixie Chic's and Kelsey Trixie Chic's. Bullfighters: Zach Flatt and Kyle Lippincott. Clown/barrelman: Matt Tarr. Flankmen: Chuck Kite and Lyndal Hurst. Chute boss: Binion Cervi. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi. Photographer: Ric Andersen. Music director: Jake Ostrum III.

Olds, Alberta, Sept. 15-16

Bareback riding: 1. Colin Adams, 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s Virgil, $1,396; 2. Orin Larsen, 84.5, $1,155; 3. Cole Goodine, 83.5, $914; 4. (tie) Bobby Peters and Ky Marshall, 80, $553 each; 6. Gavin Derose and Dylan Bilton, 79, $120 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Matt Richardson and Derek Frank, 3.8 seconds, $1,667 each; 3. Dustin Nicholson, 4.8, $1,318; 4. Tanner Milan, 4.4, $1,086; 5. (tie) Scott Guenthner and Joe Guze, 4.7, $737 each; 7. Dayton Roworth, 5.0, $388; 8. (tie) Blake Gagnon, Harley Cole and Jesse Lawes, 5.1, $52 each.

Team roping: 1. Jeremy Buhler/Levi Simpson, 3.9 seconds, $1,500 each; 2. Brady Minor/Riley Minor, 4.4, $1,304; 3. Cole Davison/Cory Kidd, 4.6, $1,109; 4. (tie) Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson and Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 5.0, $815 each; 6. Brett Buss/Tyrel Flewelling, 5.1, $522; 7. Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 5.3, $326; 8. (tie) Jesse Popescul/Kevin Schreiner and Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 5.4, $65 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tyrel Larsen, 83.5 points on C5 Rodeo’s High Valley, $1,396; 2. Jim Berry, 81, $1,155; 3. Chuck Schmidt, 80.5, $914; 4. Lane Cust, 79, $674; 5. (tie) Troy Crowser and Justin Berg, 78.5, $337 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ben Robinson, 8.1 seconds, $1,838; 2. Logan Bird, 8.4, $1,598; 3. (tie) Kyle Lucas and Murray Pole, 8.5, $1,238 each; 5. (tie) Dawson Johnson, Tyler Johnson and Virgil Poffenroth, 8.7, $639 each; 6. Jesse Finery, 9.1, $160.

Barrel racing: 1. Shayna Weir, 17.445 seconds, $1,599; 2. Callahan Crossley, 17.457, $1,371; 3. Kellie Collier, 17.579, $1,142; 4. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 17.717, $990; 5. Carman Pozzobon, 17.770, $761; 6. Rene Leclercq, 17.868, $609; 7. Taylor Manning, 17.873, $457; 8. Bailee Switzer, 17.911, $305; 9. Brett Wills, 18.007, $228; 10. Lynette Brodoway, 18.120, $152.

Bull riding: *1. (tie) Lonnie West, on C5 Rodeo’s Gambler and Jared Parsonage, on C5 Rodeo’s Calliope King, 87.5 points $1,582 each; 3. Scott Schiffner, 86, $1,187; 4. Todd Chotowetz, 82, $923; no other qualified rides. *(all total include ground money) 

Total payoff: $52,518. Stock contractor: C5 Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Brenda Vold. Officials: Ward Henry and Jim Turner. Timers: Maxine Baird and Dusty Daines. Announcer: Brett Gardiner. Specialty Act: Young Gunz. Bull fighters: Ty Prescott and Kris Buffalo. Clown/barrelman: Robbie Hodges. Pick-up men: Terry Leeder and Travis Erikson. Flankman: Tyson Cardinal. Music director: Ted Stovin.

Four States Fair & Rodeo


Texarkana, Ark., Sept. 14-16


All-around cowboy: Clint Thomas, $2,530, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Mason Clements, 87.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Outa Sight, $1,861; 2. Lane McGehee, 86.5, $1,427; 3. Steven Dent, 83, $1,055; 4. Richmond Champion, 81.5, $682; 5. Winn Ratliff, 80, $434; 6. Tanner Phipps, 78.5, $310; 7. Matthew Smith, 75.5, $248; 8. Trey Moore III, 71.5, $186. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Clint Thomas, 3.5 seconds, $2,530; 2. Justin Shaffer, 3.6, $2,200; 3. Jason Thomas, 3.7, $1,870; 4. Riley Duvall, 3.9, $1,540; 5. Tyler Waguespack, 4.0, $1,210; 6. Trever Nelson, 4.1, $880; 7. (tie) Jeff Miller and Jacob Talley, 4.2, $385 each. 


Team roping: 1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.3 seconds, $2,942 each; 2. John Alley/Clark Adcock, 4.4, $2,633; 3. Blake Hughes/Brady Norman, 4.6, $2,323; 4. Tyler Waters/Britt Bockius, 4.7, $2,013; 5. (tie) Keven Daniel/Brad Culpepper and Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 4.8, $1,549 each; 7. Bubba Buckaloo/Tyler McKnight, 4.9, $1,084; 8. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 5.1, $774; 9. Curry Kirchner/Austin Rogers, 5.4, $465; 10. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 5.5, $155. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Colt Gordon, 84.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Who Knows, $2,341; 2. (tie) Brody Cress and Jacobs Crawley, 82, $1,560 each; 4. Wade Sundell, 81, $858; 5. Joey Sonnier, 79.5, $546; 6. (tie) Blaise Freeman and Jake Finlay, 79, $351 each; 8. (tie) Isaac Diaz and Dean Wadsworth, 78, $117 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Cody Quaney and Marcos Costa, 8.0 seconds, $2,162 each; 3. (tie) Cory Solomon and Blane Cox, 8.2, $1,559 each; 5. (tie) Sterling Smith and Marcus Theriot, 8.5, $956 each; 7. Ike Fontenot, 8.6, $503; 8. Robert Mathis, 8.7, $201. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jessi Fish, 14.94 seconds, $2,344; 2. Sherry Cervi, 15.00, $1,993; 3. Jill Wilson, 15.03, $1,641; 4. Taci Bettis, 15.15, $1,407; 5. Kelly Tovar, 15.16, $1,172; 6. Ivy Conrado, 15.19, $821; 7. Katelyn Scott, 15.21, $586; 8. Abby Phillips, 15.24, $469; 9. Kassidy Lantis, 15.26, $410; 10. Michele McLeod, 15.30, $352; 11. Sissy Winn, 15.37, $293; 12. Chaney Speight, 15.40, $234. 


Bull riding: No qualified rides. 


Total payoff: $87,695. Stock contractor: Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo and Big Rafter Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sandy Gwatney. Officials: Cliff Overstreet, Will Lynd and Ken Dunn. Timers: Jayme Pemberton and Sandy Gwatney. Announcer: Andy Stewart. Specialty act: Troy Lerwill. Bullfighters: Jake King and Clay Heger. Clown/barrelman: Troy Lerwill. Chute bosses: John Gwatney and Les Wagley. Pickup men: Tommy Pettit, Jeremy Willis and Josh Edwards. Music director: Randy Mayer.

West Texas Fair & Rodeo


Abilene, Texas, Sept. 12-16


All-around cowboy: Tanner Green, $728, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Evan Jayne, 84 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Forward Motion, $1,929; 2. Bill Tutor, 83.5, $1,479; 3. Mason Clements, 82.5, $1,093; 4. (tie) Steven Dent and Ty Breuer, 79, $579 each; 6. Chad Rutherford, 78.5, $321; 7. (tie) Kyle Brennecke and Jessy Davis, 77, $225 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. K.C. Jones, 3.6 seconds, $1,262; 2. Chason Floyd, 3.8, $1,044; 3. (tie) Justice Johnson and Will Lummus, 3.9, $718 each; 5. Jason Thomas, 4.0, $392; 6. (tie) Timmy Sparing and Jacob Talley, 4.2, $109 each. Second round: 1. Blake Mindemann, 3.8 seconds, $1,262; 2. Brian Wake, 3.9, $1,044; 3. Justin Shaffer, 4.0, $827; 4. (tie) Cade Staton, Hunter Cure and Kodie Jang, 4.3, $406 each. Average: 1. Chason Floyd, 8.4 seconds on two head, $1,893; 2. Justin Shaffer, 8.5, $1,566; 3. Hunter Cure, 8.7, $1,240; 4. Jon Ragatz, 9.0, $914; 5. (tie) Timmy Sparing and Brian Wake, 9.5, $457 each. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Cyle Denison/Boogie Ray, 4.7 seconds, $970 each; 2. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.8, $728; 3. Jesy Austin/James Arnold, 4.9, $485; 4. Andrew Livingston/Seth Smithson, 5.0, $243. Second round: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.1 seconds, $970 each; 2. Tanner Green/Shawn Turner, 4.3, $728; 3. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.7, $485; 4. Cory Smothers/Weston Podzemny, 4.8, $243. Average: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 8.9 seconds on two head, $1,455 each; 2. Jesy Austin/James Arnold, 10.2, $1,091; 3. Wenceslao Aguilera/Patrick Smith, 11.1, $728; 4. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 18.2, $364. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Alex Wright, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Red Wings, $2,132; 2. Brody Cress, 82, $1,634; 3. (tie) Dean Wadsworth, Dalton Davis and Audy Reed, 81, $829 each; 6. Blaise Freeman, 80, $355; 7. (tie) CoBurn Bradshaw, Isaac Diaz and Jake Wright, 79.5, $166 each. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Marty Yates, 8.4 seconds, $1,402; 2. (tie) Timber Moore, Chantz Webster and Lane Livingston, 8.7, $919 each; 5. Caddo Lewallen, 8.9, $435; 6. Ryan Watkins, 9.0, $242. Second round: 1. Cody Craig, 7.5 seconds, $1,402; 2. (tie) Ace Slone and Tyson Durfey, 7.8, $1,039 each; 4. Bradford Loeffler, 8.1, $677; 5. Cory Solomon, 8.2, $435; 6. Marcos Costa, 8.6, $242. Average: 1. Tyson Durfey, 17.2 seconds on two head, $2,103; 2. Marty Yates, 17.9, $1,740; 3. J.D. Kibbe, 18.8, $1,378; 4. Cory Solomon, 19.2, $1,015; 5. Chantz Webster, 19.3, $653; 6. Caddo Lewallen, 19.5, $363. 


Barrel racing: 1. Sissy Winn, 14.99 seconds, $2,463; 2. Taylor Langdon, 15.00, $2,093; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 15.02, $1,724; 4. Taci Bettis, 15.04, $1,478; 5. Alex Lang, 15.08, $1,231; 6. Christine Laughlin, 15.11, $862; 7. (tie) Blythe Beshears and Jill Wilson, 15.12, $554 each; 9. Stevi Hillman, 15.16, $431; 10. Kelly Bruner, 15.18, $369; 11. Emily Dudley, 15.20, $308; 12. (tie) Kellie Collier and Cindy Smith, 15.21, $123 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Brennon Eldred, 86 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's The General, $2,374; 2. Trevor Kastner, 80, $1,828; 3. Jackson Landgraf, 79, $1,360; 4. Brett Custer, 78, $892; 5. Ross Freeman, 77, $580; 6. Koby Radley, 74, $424; 7. Clayton Sellars, 67, $346; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $86,075. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Dollie Riddle. Officials: Harry Rose Jr, Chuck Hoss and Buddy Reynolds. Timers: Dollie Riddle and Missy Swartz. Announcer: Bob Tallman. Specialty act: Johnny Dudley. Bullfighters: Weston Rutkowski and Chuck Swisher. Clown/barrelman: Johnny Dudley. Flankman: Rhett Beutler. Chute bosses: Matt Scott and Darrell Barron. Pickup men: Shandon Stalls and Matt Scott. Music director: Joshua Hilton.

Dixie Roundup


St. George, Utah, Sept. 14-16


All-around cowboy: Matt Shiozawa, $2,017, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Caleb Bennett, 84.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Bad Chance, $1,898; 2. Devan Reilly, 84, $1,438; 3. Zack Brown, 83.5, $1,036; 4. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Steven Dent, 82, $547 each; 6. Ty Breuer, 81, $288. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Curtis Cassidy, 4.7 seconds, $2,017; 2. Sterling Lambert, 4.8, $1,669; 3. Chason Floyd, 4.9, $1,322; 4. Dakota Eldridge, 5.0, $974; 5. Judd Austin, 5.4, $626; 6. Chase Black, 5.8, $348. 


Team roping: 1. Randon Adams/Jory Levy, 5.6 seconds, $2,248 each; 2. (tie) Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz and Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 5.8, $1,809 each; 4. Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 5.9, $1,369; 5. Rhett Anderson/Quinn Kesler, 6.2, $1,075; 6. Brodi Jones/Kycen Winn, 6.3, $782; 7. Clint Kap/Justin Hodson, 7.0, $489; 8. Wes Pulham/Brock Andrus, 7.2, $196. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Allen Boore, 88 points on Bar T Rodeo's Bitter Times, $2,019; 2. Alex Wright, 85, $1,548; 3. Cody Wright, 84, $1,144; 4. Stetson Wright, 82, $740; 5. (tie) Brady Nicholes, Cooper DeWitt and CoBurn Bradshaw, 81, $359 each; 8. Jake Wright, 80.5, $202. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Matt Shiozawa, 8.5 seconds, $2,017; 2. Ace Slone, 8.9, $1,669; 3. Stetson Vest, 9.5, $1,322; 4. Jake Hannum, 9.8, $974; 5. Sawyer Vest, 10.3, $626; 6. Josh Frost, 10.7, $348. 


Bull riding: 1. Joe Frost, 85.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Gandolf, $2,002; 2. (tie) Ty Wallace and Chris Roundy, 82.5, $1,344 each; 4. (tie) Garrett Smith and Wyatt Hallett, 82, $620 each; 6. Tyler Bingham, 79, $357; 7. Jesse Flores, 69, $291; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $54,527. Stock contractor: Bar T Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Wendie Flitton. Officials: Steve Knowles, Gordie Kesler and Wade Woolstenhulme. Timers: Valerie Catten and Amy Flake. Announcer: Reed Flake. Specialty act: Dusty Barrett. Bullfighters: Joe Butler and Cade Burns. Clown/barrelman: Dusty Barrett. Flankman: Jeff Flitton. Pickup men: Devun Day, Cody Flitton and Ty Reeder. Photographer: Jim Fain. Music director: Derreld Yost.

Rose City Roundup


Tyler, Texas, Sept. 15-16


All-around cowboy: Clay Smith, $1,840, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Anthony Thomas, 85.5 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Rawhide, $1,383; 2. Evan Jayne, 85, $1,048; 3. (tie) Scotty NeSmith and Chad Rutherford, 81.5, $629 each; 5. Lane McGehee, 78, $293; 6. Tyler Berghuis, 77, $210. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Pearson, 3.6 seconds, $1,063; 2. Termaine Debose, 3.9, $880; 3. Zack Jongbloed, 4.2, $697; 4. (tie) Tanner Brunner and Jarek VanPetten, 4.4, $422 each; 6. (tie) Jacob Edler and T.J. Hall, 4.5, $92 each. 


Team roping: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.1 seconds, $1,840 each; 2. Colby Lovell/Corey Hendrick, 4.2, $1,523; 3. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 4.4, $1,206; 4. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Quisto Lopez/Justin Pruitt, 4.5, $730 each; 6. Joe Beaver/McCoy Profili, 4.7, $317. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Toby Collins, 82.5 points on United Pro Rodeo's Shady Lady, $1,421; 2. Peter White II, 81.5, $1,076; 3. Clayton Brum, 81, $775; 4. Garet Aldridge, 80.5, $517; 5. (tie) Preston Burr and Joe Lufkin, 80, $258 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Cody Craig, 7.4 seconds, $1,186; 2. Randall Carlisle, 8.4, $981; 3. Ike Fontenot, 8.5, $777; 4. Jason Martin, 8.6, $572; 5. Polo Bacque II, 8.7, $368; 6. Robert Mathis, 8.9, $204. 


Barrel racing: 1. Taylor Langdon, 17.30 seconds, $975; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.58, $836; 3. Cassidy Kruse, 17.63, $697; 4. (tie) Loni Lester and Tiany Schuster, 17.65, $534 each; 6. Morgan Breaux, 17.82, $371; 7. Kelly Tovar, 17.83, $279; 8. Davie King, 17.88, $186; 9. Paige Wiseman, 17.90, $139; 10. Hailey Kinsel, 17.96, $93. 


Bull riding: 1. Trevor Kastner, 86 points on United Pro Rodeo's No. 11, $1,495; 2. Jeston Mead, 85.5, $1,133; 3. Cole Melancon, 84.5, $816; 4. Tyler Hessman, 80.5, $544; 5. Thomas Patterson, 75, $317; 6. Ross Freeman, 71, $227. 


Total payoff: $40,387. Stock contractor: United Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Rocky Mountain Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Beckie Frazier. Officials: Gary Case and Glenn Sullivan. Timers: Beckie Frazier and Sheri Colston. Announcer: West Huggins. Specialty act: Gizmo McCracken. Bullfighters: Cody Patton and JasonGibbs. Clown/barrelman: Gizmo McCracken. Flankman: Don Reno. Chute boss: Danny Reagan. Pickup men: Todd Cook and Will Pope. Music director: Jarred Campbell.

Coarsegold Stampede Pro Rodeo


Coarsegold, Calif., Sept. 16-17


All-around cowboy: Jordan Ketscher, $1,923, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Karson Montijo, 47 points on All In Pro Rodeos' Showtime, $1,537; no other qualified rides. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Dane Browning, 4.9 seconds, $1,022; 2. (tie) Tucker Allen and Sterling Lambert, 6.3, $758 each; 4. Paul Bianchi, 10.3, $494; 5. Billy Bugenig, 11.1, $317; 6. Ory James Lemmons, 16.6, $176. 


Team roping: 1. Randon Adams/Jory Levy, 5.1 seconds, $1,670 each; 2. Danny Leslie/Evan Arnold, 5.5, $1,452; 3. Blake Hirdes/Todd Hampton, 5.6, $1,234; 4. C.R. Wilken/Cord Forzano, 5.8, $1,017; 5. Colton Campbell/Jordan Ketscher, 6.2, $799; 6. Case Hirdes/Dylan Dishion, 6.3, $581; 7. Cody Mora/Jason Johe, 6.8, $363; 8. Kevin Wilkinson/Gary Ford, 7.1, $145. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Nick LaDuke, 76 points on All In Pro Rodeos' Buck At Night, $1,156; 2. Tim Ditrich, 74.5, $867; 3. (tie) Justin Lawrence and Justin Wilson, 71, $434 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jordan Ketscher, 8.4 seconds, $1,124; 2. Josh Peek, 8.9, $931; 3. Taylor Santos, 9.7, $737; 4. Spencer Mitchell, 10.8, $543; 5. Ethan Garcia, 11.1, $349; 6. Rial Englehart, 12.7, $194. 


Barrel racing: 1. Lyndee Stairs, 17.68 seconds, $1,044; 2. Jaime Hinton, 17.69, $895; 3. Linda Vick, 17.83, $746; 4. Cheyenne Hattesen, 17.94, $646; 5. Kelsey Hayden, 18.03, $497; 6. Ivy Conrado, 18.06, $398; 7. Sami Morisoli, 18.10, $298; 8. Katie Bray, 18.12, $199; 9. Katie Pascoe, 18.19, $149; 10. (tie) Mary Jo Camera, Vicky Cook and Jenifer Choate, 18.24, $33 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Alex Santana, 81 points on All In Pro Rodeos' Sundance, $1,093; 2. Ryan McConnel, 78.5, $828; 3. (tie) Michael Hough and Will Morris, 77, $497 each; 5. Colby Demo, 75, $232; 6. Christopher Byrd, 71.5, $166. 


Total payoff: $38,064. Stock contractor: All In Pro Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Traci Mitchell. Officials: Tim Engelhart and Mike Jones. Timers: Traci Mitchell and Sharon Bernhard. Announcer: Shane Burris. Bullfighters: Logan Blasdell and Brandon Parker. Clown/barrelman: Charlie West. Flankman: Ryan Hochstrat. Pickup men: Rick Moffatt and Jake Twisselman. Photographer: Dan Cleveland. Music director: Ryan Odishoo.

Othello PRCA Rodeo


Othello, Wash., Sept. 15-16


All-around cowboy: Roger Nonella, $1,236, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Austin Foss, on Flying 5 Rodeo's Major Ejection, and Justin Miller, on Big Bend Rodeo's Moon Shadow, 80.5 points, $1,112 each; 3. Zack Brown, 78.5, $690; 4. Cody Kiser, 75, $460; 5. Tate Schwagler, 71, $268; no other qualified rides. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Sean Santucci, 5.6 seconds, $959; 2. Travis Taruscio, 5.7, $719; 3. Colin Wolfe, 6.1, $479; 4. Errol Frain, 6.2, $240. 


Team roping: 1. Ryan Readmond/Bobby Roberts, 5.7 seconds, $1,172 each; 2. Tyler Smith/Andy Carlson, 6.2, $970; 3. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 6.5, $768; 4. Jack Fischer/Bucky Campbell, 6.7, $566; 5. Bryce Palmer/Bo Patzke, 7.0, $364; 6. Roger Nonella/Cameron Irwin, 8.0, $202. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Johnny Espeland, 82.5 points on Big Bend Rodeo's Major Cover, $1,508; 2. Max Filippini, 79, $1,142; 3. Logan Hullinger, 78, $822; 4. Sam Harper, 74, $548; 5. Joe Harper, 71, $320; 6. Wade Kane, 60, $228. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Roger Nonella, 9.0 seconds, $1,034; 2. Bo Pickett, 9.3, $776; 3. Jared Parke, 9.5, $517; 4. Kass Kayser, 9.6, $259. 


Barrel racing: 1. Carmel Wright, 17.38 seconds, $863; 2. Jodi Goodrich, 17.42, $750; 3. Ivy Conrado, 17.53, $638; 4. Cheyenne Allan, 17.54, $525; 5. Leah Crockett, 17.56, $413; 6. Nicole Laurence, 17.65, $300; 7. Jessica Lewis, 17.71, $188; 8. Mary Shae Hays, 17.74, $75. 


Bull riding: 1. Boudreaux Campbell, 83 points on Flying 5 Rodeo's Strickly Dickly, $1,415; 2. Nic Lica, 80.5, $1,072; 3. Jordan Spears, 79.5, $772; 4. Riley Blankenship, 79, $514; 5. Parker Breding, 76, $300; 6. Chase Dougherty, 75, $214. 


Total payoff: $31,416. Stock contractor: Big Bend Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Flying 5 Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Crystal Longfellow. Officials: Monty Van Komen and Mike Nauman. Timers: Myrna Weber and Nell Henderson. Announcer: Steve Kenyon. Specialty act: Sarah Thompson. Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry and DangerousDan Newman. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankman: Hans Hennings. Pickup men: Blake West and Bill Trump. Photographers: Kent Soule and Roberta Barkley. Music director: Ben Benavides.

Harrison PRCA Rodeo


Harrison, Ark., Sept. 14-16


All-around cowboy: Adam Rose, $1,002, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Jared Keylon, 81 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Pony Soldier, $1,079; 2. Anthony Thomas, 79, $818; 3. Tyler Johnson, 76.5, $589; 4. Matthew Smith, 72.5, $393; 5. Trey Moore III, 70.5, $229; no other qualified rides. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Tanner Brunner, 4.5 seconds, $921; 2. Gary Gilbert, 6.1, $691; 3. Denell Henderson, 6.2, $461; 4. Talon Roseland, 6.4, $230. 


Team roping: 1. (tie) Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward and Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 5.0 seconds, $1,002 each; 3. Keven Daniel/Brad Culpepper, 5.3, $572; 4. (tie) Thompson Berryhill/Cody Heflin and Dustin Morgan/Jake Smith, 5.4, $143 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Wright, 80.5 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Sand Creek, $1,228; 2. Dalton Davis, 77.5, $931; 3. Preston Burr, 75, $670; 4. Weston Pierschbacher, 73.5, $447; 5. Justin Caylor, 73, $261; 6. Kirk Nelson, 72, $186. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Clint Thomas, 9.0 seconds, $921; 2. Billy Hamilton, 9.2, $691; 3. Polo Bacque II, 10.1, $461; 4. Kadin Boardman, 10.4, $230. 


Barrel racing: 1. Melora Potter, 16.54 seconds, $645; 2. Tamie Jo Martin, 16.61, $561; 3. Lacinda Rose, 16.74, $477; 4. Angie Galliher, 16.79, $393; 5. Cheyenne Schnelle, 16.84, $309; 6. Kristine Knauf, 16.87, $224; 7. Payton Wallace, 16.89, $140; 8. Marne Loosenort, 16.94, $56. 


Bull riding: 1. Trevor Kastner, 87.5 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's No. 3109, $1,268; 2. Brett Custer, 86, $970; 3. (tie) Lane Lasley and Will Crain, 82.5, $597 each; 5. Trey Kimzey, 76.5, $298; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $25,528. Stock contractor: Rafter H Rodeo Livestock. Rodeo secretary: Shelley Hall. Officials: Skip Emmett and Brad Mattox. Timers: Betty Hall, Tammy Braden and Ti Ada Wise. Announcer: Racer Botkin. Specialty act: John Payne. Bullfighters: Miles Jones and Shane Esco. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankman: Chad Cometti. Chute boss: Dell Hall. Pickup men: Butch Braden Jr and Will O'Connell. Music director: Mark Evans.

National Cattle Congress


Waterloo, Iowa, Sept. 14-16


All-around cowboy: Evan Thyberg, $891, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Bee Jay Scott, 80 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Shorty Pants, $846; 2. Tanner Phillips, 69, $635; 3. Jade Coleman, 50, $423; no other qualified rides. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Noah Lassa and Brian Conrad, 5.1 seconds, $1,003 each; 3. Evan Thyberg, 5.2, $573; 4. Jacob Burks, 5.4, $287. 


Team roping: 1. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson, 6.8 seconds, $1,164 each; 2. Joe Jacobsen/Joe Day, 6.9, $873; 3. J.T. Teague/Chad Day, 8.0, $582; 4. Keith Hanna/Corey Barnett, 9.1, $291. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Will Smith, 83 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Amnesia, $996; 2. Cody Burkholder, 79, $747; 3. Taygen Schuelke, 76.5, $498; 4. Weston Pierschbacher, 76, $249. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Kadin Boardman, 9.8 seconds, $1,022; 2. Cody Huber, 9.9, $846; 3. Casey Hume, 10.3, $670; 4. Justin Zwiefel, 11.4, $493; 5. Evan Thyberg, 20.3, $317; 6. Luke Madsen, 26.3, $176. 


Barrel racing: 1. Angie Galliher, 12.68 seconds, $826; 2. Shelby Janssen, 12.78, $718; 3. Tamie Jo Martin, 12.84, $610; 4. Amy Wheeler, 12.86, $503; 5. Kristine Knauf, 12.98, $395; 6. Marne Loosenort, 13.02, $287; 7. Jordan Moore, 13.03, $180; 8. Patti Hovland, 13.06, $72. 


Bull riding: 1. Denton Fugate, 86 points on Three Hills Rodeo's No. 07, $1,147; 2. Levi Berends, 82, $860; 3. Blake Dunsmore, 79, $573; 4. Dakota Nye, 78, $287. 


Total payoff: $25,300. Stock contractor: Three Hills Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Courtney Morehead. Officials: Darin Boots and Raul Rodriguez. Timers: Courtney Morehead and Stacy Nelson. Announcer: Anthony Lucia. Specialty acts: Haley Ganzel and Lindy Nealey. Bullfighters: Dustin Nelson and Zachary Livingston. Clown/barrelman: Brian Potter. Flankman: David Morehead. Chute boss: David Morehead. Pickup men: Jake Morehead and Luke West. Music director: Marla Morehead.

Marysville Stampede


Marysville, Calif., Sept. 16-17


All-around cowboy: C.J. DeForest Jr., $714, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. R.C. Landingham, 82.5 points on Rosser Rodeo's Flood Tide, $1,015; 2. Zack Brown, 79.5, $761; 3. (tie) Mason Clements and Cody Kiser, 76.5, $381 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Bear Pascoe, 4.5 seconds, $733; 2. Ory James Lemmons, 4.8, $550; 3. (tie) Riley York and Errol Frain, 4.9, $275 each. 


Team roping: 1. Blake Hirdes/Jeffrey Larson, 6.2 seconds, $795 each; 2. Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 7.0, $597; 3. Clay Ruiz/Casey Dunham, 7.4, $398; 4. Ryan Reed/Dalton Pearce, 7.5, $199. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ad Bugenig, 73 points on Flying U Rodeo's No. 972, $1,072; 2. Luke White, 70.5, $804; 3. Lefty Holman, 67.5, $536; 4. Jess Williams, 67, $268. 


Tie-down roping: 1. C.J. DeForest Jr., 9.5 seconds, $714; 2. Wes Lockard, 10.1, $536; 3. Shane Brawner, 11.3, $357; 4. (tie) D.J. Parker and Colton Farquer, 11.4, $89 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Kathy Petska, 17.43 seconds, $545; 2. Lyndee Stairs, 17.50, $474; 3. Sami Morisoli, 17.71, $403; 4. Linda Vick, 17.80, $332; 5. Vicky Cook, 17.90, $261; 6. Katrina Dugo, 17.91, $190; 7. Erin Ricotti, 17.93, $118; 8. Cheyenne Hattesen, 18.03, $47. 


Bull riding: 1. Bodie Vaughan, 82 points on Flying U Rodeo's No. 10781/, $1,024; 2. Kaycee Rose, 81.5, $776; 3. Dylan Hice Vick, 77.5, $558; 4. Garrett Lange, 74, $372; 5. (tie) Will Morris and Jesse Flores, 70, $186 each. 


Total payoff: $19,884. Stock contractor: Rosser Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Flying U Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Cindy Rosser. Officials: Jim Banister and Bill Pacheco. Timers: Cindy Rosser and Robin Yerxa. Announcer: Steve Goedert. Specialty act: Spencer Rose. Bullfighters: Aaron Hargo and Dwayne Hargo. Clown/barrelman: Clinton Selvester. Flankmen: Lukas Andersen and Tony Amaral. Chute bosses: Tony Amaral and Reno Rosser. Pickup men: Bronc Boehnlein and Chant DeForest. Photographer: Matt Cohen. Music director: Austin Lopeman.

Crowley s Ridge Saddle Club Charity Rodeo


Forrest City, Ark., Sept. 15-16


All-around cowboy: Keith Allen Brauer Jr., $586, saddle bronc riding and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Trey Moore III, 83 points on Universal Pro Rodeos' North Point, $592. 


Team roping: 1. Tooter Silver/Chad Harper, 7.5 seconds, $427 each; 2. David Holt/Clint Townsend, 13.3, $320; 3. Keith Brauer Jr./Kirk Nelson, 15.0, $213; 4. Dillon Thweatt/Bob Loosenort, 22.6, $107. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Keith Brauer Jr., 75 points on Universal Pro Rodeos' Magic Carpet Ride, $372; 2. Kirk Nelson, 50, $248. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Polo Bacque II, 10.7 seconds, $376; 2. Hadley DeShazo, 11.5, $282; 3. Bob Loosenort, 11.8, $188; 4. Cory Kirk, 13.6, $94. 


Barrel racing: 1. Lorie Manning, 16.51 seconds, $354; 2. Lori Bowden, 16.99, $293; 3. Melora Potter, 17.16, $232; 4. Heather Haltom, 18.22, $171; 5. Paige Essenpreis, 18.93, $110; 6. Kristine Knauf, 21.89, $61. 


Bull riding: 1. Michael Riggs Jr., 84 points on Universal Pro Rodeos' House Shoes, $744; 2. Lance Daniel, 77, $496; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $7,269. Stock contractor: Universal Pro Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Darla Kelley. Officials: James Hagan and DeWitt Forrest Jr. Timers: Darla Kelley and Sue Lytle. Announcer: Trey Windhorst III. Specialty act: Trent McFarland. Bullfighters: Judd Napier and Mark Weber. Clown/barrelman: Trent McFarland. Flankman: Mark Johnson. Chute boss: Mark Johnson. Pickup men: Joe Thomas and Justin Fisher. Music director: Trey Windhorst III.

Stagecoach Days PRCA Rodeo


Banning, Calif., Sept. 8-10


All-around cowboy: C.J. DeForest Jr., $1,377, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: First round: 1. Danny Primrose, 60 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Coconut Queen, $305; no other qualified rides. Second round: No qualified rides. Average: 1. Danny Primrose, 60 points on one head, $305. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Matt Deskovick, 6.1 seconds, $771; 2. Ory James Lemmons, 6.7, $578; 3. Jack Vanderlans, 6.9, $385; 4. Fred Hight, 8.9, $193. 


Team roping: 1. (tie) Nate Singletary/Tom Bill Johnson and Danny Leslie/Evan Arnold, 5.5 seconds, $1,246 each; 3. D.J. Parker/Ty Boesch, 5.7, $893; 4. Andy Holcomb/C.J. DeForest Jr., 6.1, $658; 5. Dan Williams Jr./J. Cody Jones, 6.3, $423; 6. (tie) Seth Hall/Victor Aros and Ed Necochea/Dennis Watkins, 6.7, $118 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Nick LaDuke, 75 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Out Of The Blue, $760; 2. Joaquin Real, 70.5, $570; 3. Lefty Holman, 57.5, $380; no other qualified rides. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Tommy Denny, 10.3 seconds, $959; 2. C.J. DeForest Jr., 10.4, $719; 3. Wes Lockard, 10.7, $479; 4. J. Cody Jones, 10.9, $240. 


Barrel racing: 1. Darleen Alves, 16.91 seconds, $859; 2. Debbie Langdon, 16.96, $747; 3. Leia Pluemer, 17.00, $635; 4. Katrina Dugo, 17.01, $523; 5. Katie Pascoe, 17.03, $411; 6. Cambria Estep, 17.10, $299; 7. Linda Vick, 17.12, $187; 8. Kathy Petska, 17.13, $75. 


Bull riding: 1. Jeremy Kolich, 84 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Smokin Ace, $835; 2. Christopher Byrd, 80, $626; 3. Aaron Williams, 78.5, $417; 4. Ethan Lemmons, 77, $209. 


Total payoff: $24,536. Stock contractor: Honeycutt Rodeo. Sub-contractor: JK Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Karen Kissel. Officials: Rocky Steagall and Steve Yoast. Timers: Karen Kissel and Mary Borgen. Announcer: Reed Flake. Specialty act: Rider Kiesner. Bullfighters: Kris Furr and Kyle Magee. Clown/barrelman: Rider Kiesner. Flankman: Jerry Honeycutt. Chute bosses: Jerry Honeycutt and John Kissel. Pickup men: Orrin Honeycutt and Bill Stinemates. Photographers: Gene Hyder and Dan Cleveland. Music director: Dawn Honeycutt.









CPRA News: Lonnie West On the Move As Season Winds Down



Airdrie, ALTA – September 18, 2017

If there’s anybody who knows the importance of the Grass Roots Pro Final, it’s the West family.

In the first year of Grass Roots history (2014), bull rider, Billy West, the oldest of the bull riding West brothers, not only parlayed his performance at Calgary’s Agrium Western Event Centre into a CFR berth, the money he won at that year’s Grass Roots Final also projected him to the Rookie of the Year title. 

And as the 2017 CPRA season winds down, Lonnie West is eyeing the upcoming 4th annual Grass Roots Final to help him clinch a return visit to the Northlands Coliseum for this year’s CFR. West, the middle brother, punched his ticket to Calgary with a critical 1/2 finish alongside Saskatchewan bull rider Jared Parsonage at Oldstoberfest on the weekend.

West rode the Bar C5 bull, Gambler to 87.5 points while Parsonage conquered another Bar C5 product, Calliope King, for a duplicate score. For West the win was doubly important as the $1397 payday inched him closer to that coveted spot among the twelve competitors heading to the CFR. With a logjam of guys seeking those last few positions on the Canadian Finals roster, West’s Oldstoberfest result was a welcome blessing.

The win propelled him into the top five in the Grass Roots standings with just under $10,000 in the bank and also took his season earnings total to the $12,500 mark and ever closer to that November date in the provincial capital. In a season that has seen the 21 year old (who followed his brother Billy’s Rookie of the Year title with a rookie honour of his own) battle injuries, West is getting ho - and healthy - at just the right time.

“I’d seen Gambler once before and I knew he was good,” West noted. “He bucked off Jess Lockwood at the Calgary Stampede this summer and I figured if I rode him, I’d win the rodeo.”

The two time CFR qualfier has battled injuries much of the year. “I tore some tendons in my hand this spring and missed some of those rodeos,” West recalled. “Then when I got back, I went to Grande Prairie and won the rodeo, but the bull stepped on my ankle and tore it up; I was out for two and a half months. I was just getting back to where I was riding and trusting my ankle again and I hit my head at Jasper and again at the Stavely PBR. So this is my first one back after that.”

West is looking forward to the Grass Roots Final and what success at the September 29-30 event might lead to.

“I don’t check the standings,” the Cadogan, Alberta hand admitted. “But I know I’m close. And the great thing about being near the bottom (of the standings) is there’s no pressure. There’s only one way to go... and that’s up.”

Other winners at Oldstoberfest were Colin Adams who was 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s F13 Virgil, $1395.72 in the bareback riding; Matt Richardson and Derek Frank, who split the steer wrestling with identical 3.8 second runs for $1667.32 each; Tyrel Larsen, 83.5 points on C5 Rodeo’s 184 High Valley, $1395.71 in the bronc riding; reigning World Champion team ropers Jeremy Buhler and Levi Simpson, 3.9 seconds, $1499.88 each as they pursue a return trip to the WNFR; Ben Robinson, 8.1 seconds, $1837.70 in the tie-down roping and Shayna Weir who topped the barrel racing field with her 17.445 second run for a tidy $1598.94 payday.

For complete Oldstoberfest results, check out

The final weekend of the CPRA’s regular season sees competitors making two stops—the Hanna Indoor Pro Rodeo September 22-24 and the Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Rodeo in Brooks, September 22 and 23.

Canadian Success at Pendleton

Canadian bareback riders Jake Vold and Orin Larsen were among Canadian contestants who enjoyed significant success at the historic Pendleton Round-Up. 

Unofficially, Vold won the first round on Wayne Vold Rodeo Co.'s Dancing Queen (85 points), earned 5th in the Final (on Korkow's Harry's Girl) and 2nd in the average to take home over $11,000. Larsen picked up 4th in round one, 2nd in the final and 3rd in the average for approximately $6900.

Saddle bronc riders Clay Elliott and Zeke Thurston won $3486 and $1131 respectively. Tie down ropers Morgan Grant and Alwin Bouchard added to their bank accounts as well; Grant finished 4th in the Final & 4th in the average for $3754 while Bouchard left Pendleton with $3597 by virtue of his 1st place finish in the the first round.

* And bareback rider Steven Peebles’ 89.5-point trip on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Mucho Dinero topped the scores at Pendleton this year and earned the Redmond, Ore., cowboy his second Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up title.

Remembering Jerry Olson: Nov. 22, 1935 – Sept. 13, 2017


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jerry Olson, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2001 in the contract personnel category passed away Sept. 13 in Belle Fourche, S.D. He was 81.

“He was a person who when he decided he wanted something done he would get it done,” said Jerry Wayne Olson, his son. “He was dedicated to the PRCA when he was involved in rodeo, and he was determined to make things work.”

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. (MT) Sept. 20 at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, S.D. Visitation will take place 5-7 p.m., Sept. 19 with a time of telling stories at 7 p.m. at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour prior to the service. 

Interment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche.

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The South Dakota native is one of only three people to have worked the NFR as a contestant and specialty act. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Olson, nicknamed the “Big Swede,” was in the ProRodeo business for 37 years.

“It’s a great feeling that the selection committee felt I was in the running for such a thing,” said Olson in the July 25, 2001, issue of the ProRodeo Sports News about being selected for the Hall of Fame. “My specialty acts and my clowning were my main goals in rodeo, and I contested because I enjoyed it.”

Olson grew up on ranches, always around horses and cattle. He entered his first rodeo at age 12, competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and tie-down roping.

At about the same time, the Olson family put together a horse act they contracted to local rodeos. The act evolved to the Roman riding act used by Olson throughout his professional career.

By the mid-1950s the Olson buffalo act was on the road. Audiences were thrilled at the sight of Olson riding the buffalo (first Pat, then Sam and later Chief) around the arena, completing the act by riding into the trailer.

In 1953, Olson began his bullfighting career somewhat by accident when the scheduled bullfighter was a no-show at a rodeo contracted by Olson’s father, LaRue Olson, born Nov. 22, 1935, in Sturgis, S.D., is known best by rodeo fans for his acts, winning Specialty Act of the Year in 1983. 

The other side of Olson is that of a tough competitor in steer wrestling, making it to the 1969 National Finals Rodeo. He was also selected as an NFR bullfighter in 1973 and served two terms from 1972-86 on PRCA’s executive council, representing specialty act performers. 

“It’s a great feeling to think you did what you were supposed to do,” Olson said in the 2001 PSN. “You made the people happy, which is what clowning and specialty acts are all about.

“This is a great honor, but it’s more of an honor to the people I worked with and the people I represented when I was on board; my mother and father who got me into the business, it’s more honoring them than me.”

Olson also is a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center.

Olson was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mickey Sperle, Lorelia Fortner; and brother, Billy Olson.

Olson is survived by his wife, Fern; sons, Jerry Wayne (Judy) and Lonny (Sharon); daughter, Vickie (Troy) Tope; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Pennebaker.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mickey Sperle, Lorelia Fortner; and brother, Billy Olson. 


Pendleton Roundup Results


Peebles captures second Pendleton title

PENDLETON, Ore. – Bareback rider Steven Peebles wasn’t happy about the way his 2017 season had gone when he got to the Pendleton Round-Up. He’s thrilled with how he’s finishing off 2017.

The 2015 world champion came up with a huge performance in the final round in Pendleton Sept. 16 to earn his second Round-Up title. Peebles says he’s in a much different place in his career than when he won it the first time, in 2013.

“Both of the titles had different emotions for me,” he said. “When I won it the first time I was in the prime of my career and I was rodeoing hard and making the Finals every year. This year, I’m not going to make the Finals because of some injuries and other things. I was getting a little bit down on myself because this has been one of my worst seasons, but winning the Pendleton Round-Up in my backyard to end the season is a neat feeling.”

Peebles entered the week 24th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, and will most likely not be making a trip to his eighth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

The Redmond, Ore., cowboy entered the final day in Pendleton with nine of the best bareback riders in the world ahead of him in the race for the two-head average title.

However, Peebles’ 89.5-point trip on Wayne Vold Rodeo’s Mucho Dinero gave him 168.5 points in the average, edging Jake Vold by 1.5 and Orin Larsen by 2.5.

“I knew I was going to have to be 89 or 90 to pull it off, and it was going to be hard to come back and make up all those points,” Peebles said. “But if I had to pick one out of the pen to get me there, he would’ve been the one.”

With some of the best riders around still to go after Peebles, he didn’t think his big ride would be enough.

“I honestly didn’t think it was going to hold up, so I was just enjoying watching my buddies make good bareback rides after I went,” he said. “I was going to be happy with whatever the end result was, but taking that victory lap was pretty cool.”

The victory lap at the Pendleton Round-Up is unlike any other in ProRodeo. The winning cowboy must climb aboard a horse and race around the giant arena, which can sometimes be as eventful as winning an event.

“You do a lap and a half around this huge arena and it feels like you’re on a race horse,” Peebles said. “I was just hoping the horse wasn’t going to trip because it would have been bad for both of us. Words don’t explain what taking that lap feels like here.”

Peebles, who says he briefly contemplated retirement during this season, assured he will be back in 2018. He says winning Pendleton – and the beautiful buckle that comes with it – gives him the boost he needs heading into a new season.

“The first Pendleton buckle is hanging right in the middle of my living room, and this one is going right next to it,” he said. “This is my second favorite buckle in all of ProRodeo, next to my world champion buckle.”

Other winners at the $501,684 rodeo were all-around cowboy Clayton Hass ($13,053 in steer wrestling and team roping), steer wrestler Hass (19.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Steven Duby/Trevor McCoin (22.7 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Brody Cress (168 points on two head), tie-down roper Shane Hanchey (27.8 seconds on three head), steer roper Will Gasperson (49.0 seconds on three head), barrel racer Kimmie Wall (57.32 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Ruger Piva (169 points on two head).

For complete coverage of the Pendleton Round-Up, check out the Sept. 29 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

Pendleton Round-Up


Pendleton, Ore., Sept. 13-16


All-around cowboy: Clayton Hass, $13,053, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: First round: 1. Jake Vold, 85 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Dancing Queen, $6,053; 2. David Peebles, 84, $4,641; 3. Shane O'Connell, 83, $3,430; 4. Orin Larsen, 82.5, $2,220; 5. J.R. Vezain, 81.5, $1,412; 6. Tim O'Connell, 80.5, $1,009; 7. (tie) Caleb Bennett and Justin Miller, 80, $706 each. Finals: 1. Steven Peebles, 89.5 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Mucho Dinero, $1,650; 2. Orin Larsen, 83.5, $1,250; 3. Devan Reilly, 83, $900; 4. J.R. Vezain, 82.5, $600; 5. Jake Vold, 82, $350; 6. Shane O'Connell, 81, $250. Average: 1. Steven Peebles, 168.5 points on two head, $6,053; 2. Jake Vold, 167, $4,641; 3. Orin Larsen, 166, $3,430; 4. (tie) J.R. Vezain and Shane O'Connell, 164, $1,816 each; 6. David Peebles, 163.5, $1,009; 7. Devan Reilly, 162, $807; 8. (tie) Ty Breuer and Clayton Biglow, 160, $303 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Cody Cabral, 5.3 seconds, $3,849; 2. (tie) Kody Dollery and Nick Guy, 5.7, $3,096 each; 4. John Green, 6.5, $2,343; 5. (tie) Josh Peek and Cameron Morman, 6.6, $1,590 each; 7. Colin Wolfe, 6.8, $837; 8. Dirk Tavenner, 7.1, $335. Second round: 1. Tom Lewis, 5.0 seconds, $3,849; 2. Timmy Sparing, 5.4, $3,347; 3. Cody Kroul, 5.5, $2,845; 4. Clayton Hass, 5.7, $2,343; 5. Cody Cabral, 6.2, $1,841; 6. Dakota Eldridge, 6.3, $1,339; 7. (tie) Travis Taruscio and Blaine Jones, 6.4, $586 each. Finals: 1. Cameron Morman, 4.8 seconds, $1,334; 2. J.D. Struxness, 5.0, $1,104; 3. Levi Rudd, 5.4, $874; 4. Clayton Hass, 6.0, $644; 5. Timmy Sparing, 6.1, $414; 6. Josh Peek, 6.8, $230. Average: 1. Clayton Hass, 19.8 seconds on three head, $5,773; 2. J.D. Struxness, 19.9, $5,020; 3. Cameron Morman, 20.3, $4,267; 4. Levi Rudd, 20.9, $3,514; 5. Timmy Sparing, 21.3, $2,761; 6. Josh Peek, 21.9, $2,008; 7. Blaine Jones, 29.4, $1,255; 8. Colin Wolfe, 37.7, $502. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 5.6 seconds, $4,294 each; 2. Tyler Milligan/Shank Edwards, 5.7, $3,734; 3. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.1, $3,174; 4. Austin Stafford/Dayton Stafford, 6.2, $2,613; 5. Jesse Northrop/Kurtis Barry, 6.3, $2,053; 6. David Temple/Tee Jay Brown, 6.4, $1,493; 7. Justin Farber/Garrett Busby, 6.7, $933; 8. (tie) Rhett Anderson/Brady Ramone, Bryce Palmer/Bo Patzke and Logan Olson/Kyle Lockett, 6.8, $124 each. Second round: 1. Jason Stewart/Bucky Campbell, 5.4 seconds, $4,294 each; 2. Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 5.5, $3,734; 3. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.6, $3,174; 4. (tie) Chad Masters/Travis Graves and Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz, 5.7, $2,333 each; 6. Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 5.8, $1,493; 7. Chris McKoen/Jason Duby, 6.0, $933; 8. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 6.3, $373. Finals: 1. Steven Duby/Trevor McCoin, 5.9 seconds, $1,443 each; 2. Jesse Northrop/Kurtis Barry, 8.5, $1,194; 3. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 9.1, $945; 4. Brett Sheehan/Jared Parke, 11.6, $697; 5. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 12.8, $448; 6. Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 12.9, $249. Average: 1. Steven Duby/Trevor McCoin, 22.7 seconds on three head, $6,440 each; 2. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 23.3, $5,600; 3. Jesse Northrop/Kurtis Barry, 23.7, $4,760; 4. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 26.6, $3,500 each; 6. Brett Sheehan/Jared Parke, 26.8, $2,240; 7. Corey Fitze/Adam Fitze, 29.9, $1,400; 8. Dale Benevides/Buck McCay, 31.4, $560. 


Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Hardy Braden, 85 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Sheridan Wyo's Tango, $4,989; 2. Ryder Wright, 84.5, $3,825; 3. Brody Cress, 83, $2,827; 4. Sterling Crawley, 82.5, $1,829; 5. (tie) Dylan Henson and Isaac Diaz, 82, $998 each; 7. (tie) Clay Elliott and CoBurn Bradshaw, 81.5, $582 each. Finals: 1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 86 points on Korkow Rodeos' Kitty Whistle, $1,650; 2. (tie) Clay Elliott and Brody Cress, 85, $1,075 each; 4. Heith DeMoss, 84.5, $600; 5. (tie) Zeke Thurston and Hardy Braden, 82, $300 each. Average: 1. Brody Cress, 168 points on two head, $4,989; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 167.5, $3,825; 3. Hardy Braden, 167, $2,827; 4. Clay Elliott, 166.5, $1,829; 5. Heith DeMoss, 164.5, $1,164; 6. Zeke Thurston, 162.5, $831; 7. Bradley Harter, 160, $665; 8. Cort Scheer, 159, $499. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. J.C. Malone, 8.5 seconds, $3,597; 2. Tuf Cooper, 8.7, $3,128; 3. Hunter Herrin, 9.6, $2,659; 4. Shane Hanchey, 9.9, $2,190; 5. (tie) Chad Finley and Jake Pratt, 10.3, $1,486 each; 7. Justin Smith, 10.6, $782; 8. Jordan Ketscher, 10.7, $313. Second round: 1. Alwin Bouchard, 9.3 seconds, $3,597; 2. Shane Hanchey, 9.5, $3,128; 3. Dakota Eldridge, 9.6, $2,659; 4. Trevor Brazile, 9.7, $2,190; 5. Matt Shiozawa, 10.0, $1,720; 6. Jason Schaffer, 10.4, $1,251; 7. (tie) Taylor Santos and Brad Goodrich, 10.7, $547 each. Finals: 1. Shane Hanchey, 8.4 seconds, $972; 2. Brad Goodrich, 9.1, $804; 3. Matt Shiozawa, 9.2, $637; 4. Morgan Grant, 9.7, $469; 5. Roger Nonella, 10.7, $302; 6. (tie) Taylor Santos and Jared Parke, 12.2, $84 each. Average: 1. Shane Hanchey, 27.8 seconds on three head, $5,396; 2. (tie) Brad Goodrich and Matt Shiozawa, 32.1, $4,340 each; 4. Morgan Grant, 34.4, $3,285; 5. Ace Slone, 35.6, $2,581; 6. Roger Nonella, 35.7, $1,877; 7. Jared Parke, 36.4, $1,173; 8. Taylor Santos, 37.2, $469. 


Barrel racing: First round: 1. Kimmie Wall, 28.54 seconds, $4,850; 2. Teri Bangart, 28.68, $4,157; 3. Sydni Blanchard, 28.81, $3,464; 4. Jackie Ganter, 28.91, $3,002; 5. (tie) Ericka Nelson and Italy Sheehan, 28.95, $2,079 each; 7. Courtney Frazier, 28.96, $1,386; 8. Jody Tucker, 28.97, $924; 9. (tie) Ari-Anna Flynn and Nicole Laurence, 29.08, $577 each. Finals: 1. Kimmie Wall, 28.78 seconds, $2,053; 2. Teri Bangart, 28.80, $1,540; 3. Jackie Ganter, 28.93, $1,026; 4. Tobi Richardson, 29.02, $513. Average: 1. Kimmie Wall, 57.32 seconds on two head, $4,850; 2. Teri Bangart, 57.48, $4,157; 3. (tie) Jackie Ganter and Sydni Blanchard, 57.84, $3,233 each; 5. Ericka Nelson, 58.05, $2,310; 6. Tobi Richardson, 58.11, $1,848; 7. Italy Sheehan, 58.18, $1,386; 8. Nicole Laurence, 58.25, $924; 9. Cheyenne Allan, 58.51, $693; 10. Jody Tucker, 63.25, $462. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 13.1 seconds, $3,769; 2. Shay Good, 13.8, $3,277; 3. Trevor Brazile, 14.0, $2,786; 4. Will Gasperson, 14.8, $2,294; 5. Tim Tillard, 15.4, $1,802; 6. Dave Sedar, 15.6, $1,311; 7. Roger Branch, 15.8, $819; 8. Shorty Garten, 15.9, $328. Second round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 12.7 seconds, $3,769; 2. Kim Ziegelgruber, 12.8, $3,277; 3. (tie) Jason Stewart and Quay Howard, 13.1, $2,540 each; 5. Shay Good, 13.3, $1,802; 6. Cody Lee, 13.5, $1,311; 7. Bill Benson, 14.5, $819; 8. Russell Cardoza, 16.2, $328. Finals: 1. Will Gasperson, 15.8 seconds, $1,088; 2. Todd Dickson, 17.6, $900; 3. Scott Stickley, 20.6, $713; 4. Kim Ziegelgruber, 21.2, $525; no other qualified runs. Average: 1. Will Gasperson, 49.0 seconds on three head, $5,653; 2. Todd Dickson, 54.3, $4,916; 3. Scott Stickley, 60.0, $4,178; 4. Trevor Brazile, 26.7 on two head, $3,441; 5. Shay Good, 27.1, $2,704; 6. Kim Ziegelgruber, 34.0, $1,966; 7. Chris Glover, 35.1, $1,229; 8. Gabe Richardson, 38.5, $492. 


Bull riding: First round: 1. Joe Frost, 84.5 points on Korkow Rodeos' Fire Dog, $4,975; 2. Steve Woolsey, 84, $3,814; 3. (tie) Ruger Piva, Nic Lica, Chase Robbins, Riley Blankenship and Elliot Jacoby, 82.5, $1,459 each; 8. Ty Wallace, 81.5, $497. Finals: 1. (tie) Ruger Piva, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Percualtor, Ty Wallace, on Burch Rodeo's Scarface, and Dakota Louis, on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Mish Mash, 86.5 points, $1,267 each; 4. Steve Woolsey, 84, $600; 5. Chase Robbins, 83, $350; 6. Cody Ford, 82, $250. Average: 1. Ruger Piva, 169 points on two head, $4,975; 2. (tie) Steve Woolsey and Ty Wallace, 168, $3,316 each; 4. Dakota Louis, 167.5, $1,824; 5. Chase Robbins, 165.5, $1,161; 6. Cody Ford, 162, $829; 7. Joe Frost, 84.5 on one head, $663; 8. (tie) Elliot Jacoby, Nic Lica and Riley Blankenship, 82.5, $166 each. 


Total payoff: $501,684. Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede. Sub-contractors: Korkow Rodeos, Burch Rodeo, Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls, Wayne Vold Rodeo, Outlawbuckers Rodeo, Four Star Rodeo and Brookman Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Officials: A.L. Jordan Sr, Bobby Davis, Joe Bob Locke and Terry Carlon. Timers: `Marlo Ward, Scott Tullis and Debra Northcott. Announcer: Wayne Brooks. Specialty act: Bobby Kerr. Bullfighters: Dusty Tuckness and Tim O'Connor. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Curtis Sawyer, Ken Rehill, Kenny Barringer and Jonathan Kmita. Chute bosses: Tim Bridwell and Billy Ward. Pickup men: James Brown, Clint Humble, Gary Rempel, Matt Twitchell and Bobby Marriott. Photographers: Dan Hubbell, Bill Lawless, W.T. Bruce, Roseanna Sales, Molly Morrow, Bob Click and Roberta Barkley. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

BAREBACK: Peebles wins after near perfect ride



By Alexis Mansanarez

East Oregonian

Published on September 16, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on September 17, 2017 5:55AM

PENDLETON ­— In bareback, the smallest of errors can cost you half of a point. In bareback, each half of a point matters. Just ask Steven Peebles, the 2017 Pendleton Round-Up Champion.

He drew Wayne Vold Rodeo’s Mucho Dinero ­— a horse that had previously beat him. 

“One year at Calgary in the four-man I was 91 and I thought I was going to win Calgary,” Peebles said, “but Kaycee Field was 92 on that horse and beat me out. I have always wanted to get on that horse ever since.”

Peebles took full advantage on the back of Mucho Dinero, and scored an 89.5 in the final round. His average of 168.5 points was just enough to edge out Jake Vold, who was a heavy favorite. 

The competition was stiff, as only three of the riders who lasted the full eight seconds scored below an 80. Peebles was the fourth rider out of the bucking shoots, and followed an 83 point go from Devan Reilly and an 80 point ride from Steven Dent. However, once Peebles finished his ride is was obvious that no one else’s score would matter as both he and the horse looked perfect moving from the dirt to the grass infield.

He’s no stranger to Pendleton, but the Redmond native and previous Round-Up champion still has a hard time explaining how much it means to win in this arena.

“Indescribable,” he said. “It never gets old winning this. This is so cool. This has always been the rodeo I want to win again. It’s starting to kind of come down to the end of my career here and it’s getting a little more emotional.”

With age but mostly injury playing a factor in Peebles’ year, he didn’t start riding until the end of spring and he didn’t start qualifying until July. He describes it as one of the worst years in his career. 

“I was getting pretty down about it but this dang sure lifted my chin right up,” Peebles said.

Winning at the Round-Up takes luck, skill, and for Peebles some home-state support.

“It’s pretty neat to win this in my home state,” he said. “It’s a dang near a backyard rodeo for me. I know quite a few people in them stands and it’s a pretty good honor to win the Pendleton rodeo in front of every body.”

Along with a trophy saddle made by Severe Brothers Saddlery of Pendleton, Peebles took home an official championship trophy, a pair of cowboy boots handcrafted in the states, a custom embroidered leather jacket and Pendleton wool blanket, plus more.


Contact Alexis at or 541-564-4542. Follow her on Twitter @almansanarez.

CPRA News: Al Bouchard—Healthy and (a Little More) Wealthy


Airdrie, ALTA – September 5, 2017

Al Bouchard has become one of the Ironmen of rodeo--those people who are able to not only compete for a long time but continue to do so at a high level throughout a lengthy career. 

With 16 CFR appearances to his credit, the veteran tie-down roper added to his impressive resume in Armstrong over the weekend as he finished in a 3/4/5 split during the regular IPE and Stampede Tour rodeo that concluded on Saturday night, then put together an impressive 7.6 second run to take top spot in the Canadian Pro Tour Final on Sunday evening. 

The weekend netted the Canadian and Calgary Stampede champion $4950 in earnings to take his already substantial season total to over $21,000 and virtually guaranteeing the Altario, Alberta cowboy a 17th tour of duty at the Northlands Coliseum in November.

Just as important as the money was the 170 tour points Bouchard garnered over the weekend (70 during Armstrong’s final tour stop and 100 for finishing first in the tour finale). The two results carried long, tall forty-three year-old past Logan Bird who had held the tour lead heading to Armstrong and assured Bouchard of a shot at a second Calgary Stampede victory as the tour champions in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding along with the tie down roping and steer wrestling winners receive byes to the 2018 edition of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Bouchard made it clear that while the trips to Edmonton and Calgary ”make a guy darn happy”, neither was on his mind as he made his way to the BC interior. 

“I haven’t been doing very good for quite a while,” he acknowledged. “My horse (Bo) got hurt at Ponoka and we just haven’t been able to get it together since then. I was pretty worried about him,” Bouchard admitted. “We’d been doing really well all spring but after he got hurt, it just hasn’t been good. But in the practice pen this week, he was back to really working so I thought things might get a little better.”

Bouchard, the last Canadian to win the Canadian tie-down roping title (2009), noted that it’s nice to have another shot at winning a Canadian title. “That’s the game plan every spring when I start out but it just hasn’t worked out. I guess the only good thing is that the guys who’ve beat me rope pretty good.”

Included in that group is Idaho’s Matt Shiozawa who one year ago edged Bouchard on the last night as the two friends went down to their last respective runs before Shiozawa emerged as champion. 

One thing Bouchard has in his favour this time around is the fact that he heads into the last weeks of the season and the CFR totally healthy. That hasn’t always been the case including last year when he had to deal with a hand injury as he pursued that elusive second Canadian title. 

Bouchard’s solid showing wasn’t the biggest payday earned by a competitor this weekend. That honour went to barrel racer Carman Pozzobon who won both the rodeo (15.796 seconds--$3835.20) and the tour finale (15.786--$2400), then added a 4th place $672 cheque at her hometown rodeo in Merritt for an impressive $6900 weekend haul. 

And as with Al Bouchard, horsepower has been the key to success for the BC cowgirl. “I got ‘Ripp’ (Rip’n Lady) when she was three and started training her for barrels the November before her futurity year. She took to it right away and found it really easy which, of course, made my job easier as well.”

Pozzobon is all about goals and the first of her 2017 goals—capturing the season leader title is getting ever closer to being met. Her weekend winnings have taken her season total to over $32,000 and widened the gap between herself and second place cowgirl, Lynette Brodoway who also finished second in the tour finale to keep Pozzobon at least within sight.

Next up for Pozzobon, who now makes her home in Aldergrove, BC—the CFR and a different approach this time around after a decent first CFR appearance in 2016. 

“I’m going to back off going as hard for the go-round buckles and concentrate on the average,” she asserted. “That’ll be a little easier on my horse and she can just do her thing. She has a ton of heart and tries really hard every time.”

And plans are already afoot for the next of Pozzobon’s stated goals—after that run at a Canadian title—to head south in the hopes of getting to the big winter rodeos and eventually a shot at the Wrangler NFR.

“A lot depends on how I do and on sponsorship,” the thirty-one year-old horse trainer conceded, but the buzz around a lot of rodeo arenas this year was to keep an eye on the BC barrel racer and her buckskin mare. That’s probably a pretty good idea.

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And in the bull riding, just 24 hours after announcing this would be his last year, 2006 Canadian bull riding champion, Tanner Girletz, put together a flashy 89.5 point effort on the Calgary Stampede’s Sweet Like Sugar. 

“I’m going to keep my foot on the pedal right to that last bull,” the eight time CFR qualifier stated as he put out the word on his impending retirement. 

That mindset clearly worked on Sunday as Girletz once again worked his magic. The result and $2400 first place pay cheque virtually guaranteed that the popular third generation cowboy would go out the way he wanted—with one more trip to the Canadian Finals Rodeo. The win in the tour finale wasn’t enough to earn Girletz the Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour title, however. That honour and the accompanying berth at the Calgary Stampede event went to Saskatchewan bull rider Todd Chotowetz who garnered the highest number of points among those who attended all of the Tour events - a requirement for competing at the Tour Finale and earning the overall Tour Championship. Chotowetz joins Bouchard, bareback rider Jake Vold, bronc rider Layton Green and Scott Guenthner who just edged Tanner Milan for the tour’s steer wrestling title. Additional Tour Champions (though no Stampede bye is granted in these events) are barrel racer Lynette Brodoway and team ropers Riley Roy (header) and Brady Chappel (heeler).

For complete Armstrong and Merritt results, go to

This week cowboys and cowgirls point their rigs in the direction of Medicine Lodge, Alberta for a Saturday, September 9th, 2 pm performance (New time).

PBR Thackerville Weekend News Roundup:

Stetson Lawrence wins his first ever Built Ford Tough Series event. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia



By: Kacie Albert September 03, 2017@ 12:00:00 AM



  • Stetson Lawrence takes home the buckle in Thackerville and claims his first ever Built Ford Tough Series event win.
  • Ramon de Lima finished in second place, a career best, after being on the BFTS tour for only three events.
  • Marco Eguchi rounded out the top three with an 87 point ride on Alligator Arms and earned 280 world points.



THACKERVILLE, Okla. – For the first time in his PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) career, Stetson Lawrence stood atop the shark cage as the event winner, taking the buckle at the WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

After bucking off DaNutso (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle/Erwin Cattle) at the 7.58 second-mark in Round 3, Lawrence (Willinston, North Dakota) came back with a vengeance to log a season-best 88.75-point ride aboard Pick-It Construction’s Find Jesus (Ogden Ranch/Hart Cattle Co.) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.

The match-up was a familiar one for the 28-year-old after he had previously covered the bull at March’s Bad Boy Mowdown in Little Rock, Arkansas for 86.5 points.

Lawrence leaves the Sooner State with $38,384 and 560 world points. He is now ranked No.17 in the world standings, up seven spots from No. 24 where he began the event.

The North Dakota bull rider trails world No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) by 2,245 points.

In only his third event on the elite BFTS, Ramon de Lima (São Paulo, Brazil) finished off a career-best performance with a second-place showing.

Lima began the evening riding Swamp Wreck (01 Cattle Co./D&H Cattle Co.) for 86.25 points in Round 2, which he followed up with an 88.5-point trip aboard Black Rose (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) in the championship round.

The scores mark the rookie’s first two qualified rides on the BFTS.

The runner-up finish earned Lima $19,784 and 360 world points. He is now the fifth-ranked rider in the Rookie of the Year race, trailing 2012 PRCA champion Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas) by 1,038.33 points for the top spot.

Marco Antonio Eguchi (Poá, Brazi) finished third courtesy of his 87-point ride in the championship round aboard Alligator Arms (Hart Cattle Company), earning $13,334 and 280 world points.

Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) was the only rider to cover both of his long-round bulls and finished in fourth place.

Nance rode Sketchy Bob (D&H Cattle Co./Flinn) in Round 2 for 82.75 points, before bucking off Nailed (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) at 7.85 seconds in the championship round.

Earning $8,368 and 175 world points, Nance rose one spot to No.12 in the world rankings. He now trails Pacheco by 1,765 points.

Claudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirão dos Indios, Brazil) rounded out the Top 5, earning $6,934 and 145 world points.

Going a perfect 2-for-2 Sunday, Montanha’s night began when he rode Hotel Hustler (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 83.75 points in Round 2, which he followed with a 70-point trip aboard Bar Down (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in the championship round.

The finish allowed Montanha to gain ground in the Rookie of the Year standings. He is currently No.2 and 571.67 points behind Teel. 

In an event that was dominated by the bull power, the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event honor was awarded to SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.), Magic Train (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team)and Jack Shot (D&H Cattle Co./David Huffman). All three animal athletes recorded matching 45.25-point bull scores in Saturday night’s 15/15 Bucking Battle after dispatching Teel, Fabiano Vieira (Pérolam Brazil) and Pacheco, respectively. 

Bruiser has been named the high-marked bull of the event five times this season, while it is Jack Shot’s second and Magic Train’s first.

The PBR’s best will now head to the Show Me State for the third time this season, where JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri, will host the Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops, Sept. 8-10.

PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app will broadcast Round 1 of the Invitational starting at 8:15 p.m. ET on Sept.8, Round 2 will begin at 7:15 p.m. ET on Sept. 9 and Championship Sunday can be seen starting at 2:30 p.m. ET.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast the Championship Sunday action starting 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 10.

The Invitational will also play host to the eighth 15/15 Bucking Battle of the season to be aired on CBS at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sept. 10.


Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series

WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational

The Colosseum at the WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Oklahoma

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Stetson Lawrence, 88.25-0-88.75-177.00-560 Points.

2. Ramon de Lima, 0-86.25-88.5-174.75-360 Points.

3. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 87-0-87-174.00-280 Points.

4. Cody Nance, 81.5-82.75-0-164.25-175 Points.

5. Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-83.75-70-153.75-145 Points.

6. Cooper Davis, 0-88.5-0-88.50-132.5 Points.

(tie). Stormy Wing, 88.5-0-0-88.50-132.5 Points.

8. Dener Barbosa, 0-84.75-0-84.75-65 Points.

9. Guilherme Marchi, 73-0-0-73.00-40 Points.

Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00

Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00

Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00

Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00

Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00

Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00

Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00

Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00

Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0.00

Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00

Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00

Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0.00

Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00

Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0.00

Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0.00

Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0.00

Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00

Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00

Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Rodeo Tyler, 0-0-0-0.00

Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0.00

Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00

Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0.00

Sonny Schafferius, 0-0-0-0.00

Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0.00


2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings

(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 38, 6, 14, 3,535.00, $356,537.85

2. Eduardo Aparecido, 27, 5, 9, 3,325.00, $286,182.30

3. Jess Lockwood, 35, 4, 13, 2,955.00, $277,382.74

4. Derek Kolbaba, 41, 5, 10, 2,385.00, $180,809.87

5. Chase Outlaw, 38, 4, 16, 2,311.66, $141,403.94

6. Cooper Davis, 30, 0, 9, 2,200.83, $131,873.25

7. Fabiano Vieira, 40, 3, 12, 2,053.33, $217,136.47

8. Stormy Wing, 27, 3, 5, 1,977.50, $132,172.11

9. J.B. Mauney, 23, 2, 5, 1,931.24, $139,977.49

10. Matt Triplett, 43, 5, 13, 1,915.00, $127,067.48

11. Cody Teel, 33, 3, 11, 1,845.83, $140,631.23

12. Cody Nance, 42, 3, 14, 1,770.00, $106,477.15

13. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 37, 1, 15, 1,717.50, $119,272.65

14. Mason Lowe, 28, 1, 5, 1,463.33, $110,299.58

15. Rubens Barbosa, 42, 1, 3, 1,377.50, $87,905.63

16. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 38, 0, 7, 1,367.50, $82,540.67

17. Stetson Lawrence, 30, 1, 6, 1,290.00, $80,525.34

18. Claudio Montanha Jr., 34, 2, 11, 1,274.16, $89,340.62

19. Shane Proctor, 24, 2, 4, 1,267.50, $81,223.33

20. Ryan Dirteater, 26, 0, 3, 1,165.83, $78,922.16

21. Silvano Alves, 32, 0, 5, 1,080.83, $55,514.91

22. Guilherme Marchi, 30, 0, 7, 1,044.99, $52,350.22

23. Dener Barbosa, 32, 1, 6, 950.83, $61,327.98

24. Luciano De Castro, 33, 1, 7, 832.50, $53,624.15

25. Ramon de Lima, 30, 2, 14, 807.50, $69,446.06

26. Mike Lee, 43, 3, 8, 633.33, $54,442.19

27. Gage Gay, 30, 1, 4, 603.33, $43,600.27

28. Troy Wilkinson, 25, 1, 8, 473.75, $43,183.10

29. Koal Livingston, 37, 1, 8, 462.50, $41,922.32

30. Brennon Eldred, 22, 3, 8, 424.16, $52,876.74

31. Aaron Kleier, 12, 4, 10, 410.00, $24,131.74

32. Emilio Resende, 25, 1, 5, 399.16, $33,914.14

33. Dakota Buttar, 24, 0, 1, 390.83, $27,595.31

34. J.W. Harris, 24, 2, 5, 380.41, $32,974.72

35. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 40, 2, 6, 375.41, $35,722.38

36. Brock Radford, 23, 5, 9, 371.66, $28,885.21

37. Lachlan Richardson, 27, 3, 10, 367.50, $36,979.13

37. Kurt Shephard, 40, 1, 11, 367.50, $44,045.74

39. Luis Blanco, 33, 0, 4, 364.58, $25,327.42

40. Cody Campbell, 40, 2, 8, 346.65, $39,374.75

41. Brady Sims, 15, 0, 1, 345.00, $20,467.31

42. Reese Cates, 27, 1, 4, 305.00, $31,567.53

43. Nathan Burtenshaw, 34, 2, 8, 278.33, $29,112.01

44. Sonny Schafferius, 23, 2, 7, 275.00, $21,491.85

45. Cody Heffernan, 36, 1, 6, 272.50, $27,661.29


By: Justin Felisko September 05, 2017@ 12:00:00 AM




Stetson Lawrence rides Pick-It Construction's Find Jesus for 88.75 and wins in Thackerville. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStockMedia


  • Stetson Lawrence cashed in on some luck in Thackerville to win his first-ever BFTS event after Cody Nance was unable to hang on to Nailed in the championship round.
  • Lawrence went into the championship round in fourth place but after an 88.75 point ride on Pick-It Construction’s Find Jesus he found himself in the lead.
  • The win in Thackerville awarded Lawrence 560 world points and moved him up to World No. 17.



PUEBLO, Colo. – You don’t have to remind Stetson Lawrence that every second, millisecond and inch can be the different between winning and losing in the sport of professional bull riding.

It is why it is almost too fitting his first career Built Ford Tough Series victory this past weekend in Thackerville, Oklahoma, came down in large part to a judge’s review that ruled Cody Nance had bucked off Nailed in 7.85 seconds.

Lawrence had no shame in saying on Sunday afternoon after the WinStar World Casino & Resort Invitational in Thackerville, Oklahoma, that it is “always better to be lucky.”

He has simply been on the wrong side of those calls far too many times in recent memory, especially in 2015 when he went through three heart-wrenching, close-calls.

The North Dakota bull rider posted three runner-up finishes two years ago. Two of those second-place performances came at the PBR Majors Iron Cowboy and Last Cowboy Standing when he was bucked off in both event’s final rounds. 

Then it is hard to forget the rare turn of events at the 2015 St. Louis Invitational. It was there Lawrence became the only rider in the PBR’s current point system to win the event average but not an event title when he went 4-for-4, but lost out to Kaique Pacheco, who went 3-for-4 with two round victories.

If those events could have went a few seconds or milliseconds different, Lawrence would have been a World Champion contender.

A year later was more close-but-no-cigar scenarios.

Lawrence came within less than a second of winning RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN in 2016, and he was bucked off by SweetPro’s Bruiser for a shot at the victory at the Ty Murray Invitational a month later after riding his first three bulls in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For a rider that has underwent so many twists and turns of frustration in chasing that first career win the last three years, he finally was able to sit back and laugh about how a little luck helped him finally get that first career victory.

And, of course, this weekend came down to milliseconds and some unexpected twists.

It almost appeared to be the same old story for Lawrence too.

Lawrence had seemed poised on Sunday afternoon in steamy Oklahoma to go into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round a perfect 2-for-2 and in the lead.

However, a 7-second buckoff once again appeared to be costly.

Lawrence was making a fantastic ride aboard DaNutso in Round 2 before he was caught leaning a little too far back and was bucked off at the 7.58-second mark.

The 28-year-old then went into the championship round sitting in fourth-place.

Lawrence first did his part by riding Pick-It Construction’s Find Jesus for 88.75 points to take over the event lead, but even he didn’t expect to stay in the lead for long as he stood off to the side of rider walk-off.

Shoot, 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis and world No. 8 Stormy Wingwould surely come through with qualified rides, Lawrence thought.  

Davis lasted 3.69 seconds on Cooper’s Comet.

Wing was no better, being bucked off by Bottom’s Up in 2.14 seconds.

Then Nance wound up 15 milliseconds short.

Just like that, Lawrence was being ushered to the top of the shark cage as an event winner for the first time.

“It is nuts,” Lawrence admitted. “I have been on the other end of this thing many of times. I know how that is and I am lucky it finally went my way.”

The bulls dominated in Thackerville too as the riders went a combined 14-for-80, not including the 15/15 Bucking Battle.  

The 14 rides are the sixth-fewest at a BFTS event since 1999.

“It was weird, really,” Lawrence said. “We only rode 10 bulls in the two rounds? That is insane. That is nuts. I don’t know what it was. The heat? I don’t mind it, but I don’t like it at the same time.”

While the majority of riders took the week after Nashville off, Lawrence decided to compete at the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event in Eureka, Montana.

In fact, it was there that he got to work on a little adjustment that 1998 Ring of Honor inductee Jerome Davis offered to him in Nashville, Tennessee, last month.

Davis noticed Lawrence getting behind his bulls halfway through a ride and pointed out that whenever Lawrence lifted his rope to adjust and fight back to the front that his rope would actually slide back a half-inch or so.

“Jerome Davis has always told me to get the bottom of my rope up because my rope slides back a little and that gets me behind,” Lawrence said. “I had been having trouble with it. I did that there and everything felt great there.”

Two-time World Champion Justin McBride said Lawrence was “long overdue” to get that elusive victory.

“I am so proud for Stetson,” McBride said. “He made some good rides. The one that bucked him off here was right at the buzzer. He is riding good. Tough guy. Good guy. Easy guy to cheer for, too.”

McBride agreed with Davis’ assumption of what may be the biggest culprit for Lawrence’s buckoffs halfway through his ride attempts, especially when Lawrence draws a bull into his hand.

Those minor adjustments can be the difference between winning and losing, McBride added.

“The little things make a huge difference, especially at this level,” McBride said. “Stetson is a guy that really knows how to ride bulls, obviously, or else he wouldn’t be here. But it is the little thing, moving his rope, pulling it tighter, an inch further forward that changes everything.”

Lawrence, who began Thackerville with an 88.25-point ride on Wild’s Sky, earned 560 points toward the world standings to move up to No. 17.

It took him only three BFTS events, and eight overall, to earn the victory after fracturing his pelvis in April at the Tacoma Invitational.

PBR Director of Livestock Cody Lambert said that Lawrence appears to be in better shape now than when he first got injured in Tacoma.

“Coming back from injuries, everybody is a little different, and he came back better than he was, and he was really good before,” Lambert said. “He looks like he is in better shape.”

Lawrence’s 2-for-3 performance in The Sooner State increased his season riding percentage to a career-best 35.19 percent (19-for-54) and Lawrence believes this win could be the first of many.

“A win helps with anything, but it don’t become easier,” Lawrence concluded. “I have to keep my head down and stick to the grind. Stay focused and keep riding bulls like I did this weekend.”

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By: Justin Felisko September 04, 2017@ 02:45:00 PM


Jess Lockwood is trying to become the youngest PBR World Champion. Photo: Andy Watson /


  • Jess Lockwood almost didn't compete in Thackerville, Oklahoma, as his family's ranch was in danger because of the Sartin Draw wildfire in Montana.
  • Montana has had over 40 wildfires this summer consume over half a million acres of land.
  • Lockwood's ranch in Volborg, Montana, was eventually able to withstand any damage as crews kept the fire from hitting the family's property.



DALLAS – Jess Lockwood was immediately concerned when he was gently awoken by his mother on Friday morning in Billings, Montana.

Angie had tears in her eyes.

“I was scared,” Jess explained. “She woke me up and she was crying. She said, ‘I have to go home. The fire is within 8-10 miles of the house. We have to start packing things up.’”

The Sartin Draw Fire is one of over 40 wildfires that have raged across Lockwood’s home state of Montana this summer. Over half a million acres have been burned in Montana as of Monday morning, and the Lockwood’s family ranch in Volborg, Montana, was close to danger’s way prior to this weekend’s WinStar World Casino & Resort Invitational in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

The No. 3 bull rider in the world standings said on Friday morning the Sartin Draw Fire came within 10 miles of his home before crews were able to cut the fire off and prevent it from crossing a road toward the Lockwood’s ranch.

“It was headed straight down to us south,” Lockwood said. “Heck, right at that point it was 80,000 acres big and 36 miles long. It was just moving right toward us.”

The Lockwoods weren’t sure if crews would be able to contain the fire before their home was in danger, so they began to take precautions and started to fill up their horse trailers living quarters with important documents, sentimental items and as many valuables and irreplaceable things they could fit inside.

Jess, though, felt helpless as he sat at Billings Logan International Airport waiting for his flight to Dallas for this weekend’s Built Ford Tough Series event.

His family was placing all of his PBR belt buckles, Calgary Stampede bronzes, baby pictures and other personal items in the trailer for him.

“I was sitting at the airport and it was getting real close,” Lockwood said. “I told mom, ‘Keep me posted and if it is still going when my flight is supposed to leave, I am not getting on and I am coming home.’

“She was freaking out and said that there was nothing I can do. I felt I could help pack up stuff, make it faster and just be a family.”

Angie insisted that Jess go compete this weekend, which he did, but Jess didn’t see how he could go to Thackerville and ride knowing the family house may burn down.

“Hell, I am sitting in the airport for two hours thinking if our 10,000-acre ranch burns up, we have nothing,” Lockwood said. “I don’t even know where the hell we would start. Yeah, you have insurance, but you don’t have anything after. Sure, you can build a new house and build new barns, but it is not your place.”

Within 30 minutes before his flight was scheduled to leave on Friday afternoon, Jess got the call that the fire had been contained on their end and that their ranch should be OK.

“It didn’t get on to any of our land, luckily,” he said. “It was across the road five or 10 miles. They got it put out on our end, but it is still going the other way.”

According to InciWeb, the national wildfire information service, the Sartin Draw Fire was 85 percent contained as of Monday morning and had affected 99,735 acres.

Lockwood is extremely thankful for the firefighters and volunteers that have been putting endless hours in to try and protect Montana residents’ homes, land and wildlife.

InciWeb lists 227 total personnel battling the Sartin Draw Fire. There have been 20 engines, five crews, 11 heavy equipment and one helicopter fighting the fire.

However, Lockwood, who finished this weekend’s 15/15 Bucking Battle in fourth place, is aware Montana needs more help, resources and volunteers with such dire conditions facing the state.

“There are fires everywhere,” Lockwood said. “The whole damn state is burning up. They said it so dry, and there is no chance of rain enough to do anything. The only chance to help put it out is an early snow in November.”

Fellow Montana bull rider Matt Triplett voiced his call to action on social media last week before a concussion in Thackerville thwarted his efforts of donating half his winnings to relief efforts.

Triplett grew up in Columbia Falls, Montana, and is currently living in Kalispell with fellow Montana bull rider Nevada Newman.

As of now, the fires haven’t affected him directly, but Triplett said it has been heartbreaking this week seeing his state go up in flames after a series of thunderstorms went through the area on Thursday night, adding to an already tough wildfire season throughout the state this summer.

“Any kind of help we can get is huge,” Triplett said. “Anywhere. Any life crisis, things that happen, anything helps. There has always been fires (growing up), but it has never been like this. There have been some pretty good ones, but nothing this huge.”

Triplett finished in third-place at the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event on Aug. 26 in Eureka, Montana, and said you could see and smell smoke throughout the bull riding.

The 26-year-old hopes the country’s recent volunteer efforts in the Houston area following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey will continue to inspire others. Triplett understands the scale of destruction and need is very, very different between the two natural disasters, but he hopes people can continue coming together in times of need all across the United States.

“With all that happened in the world recently and the support being shown, I want Montana to get support because we are dealing with a crisis,” Triplett said. “Usually we can handle the fires and contain them, but they are going wild right now.” 

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By: Kacie Albert August 30, 2017@ 02:19:00 PM



Brock Radford jumped up to No. 36 in the world standings over the summer. Photo: Covy Moore


  • Brock Radford was nearly unstoppable this summer in Canada.
  • Radford's summer run at PBR Canada TPD events launched him to No. 36 in the world standings, and a spot on Team Canada for the inaugural PBR Global Cup.
  • Though he's knocking on the door of the Built Ford Tough Series, Radford's current focus is on winning the 2017 PBR Canada Championship. 



TORONTO – The headlines at event’s end for the last four PBR Canada Touring Pro Division events have read much the same – Brock RadfordWins.

Since the end of July, the 22-year-old DeWinton, Alberta, native has won every Canadian TPD event he has entered.

RELATEDRadford Wins North Battleford

“I honestly have no idea,” Radford quipped when asked what was fueling his win streak. “Just staying healthy, and I’ve got a good group of guys I’m in with.”

Radford has been traveling with Todd Chotowetz, Coy RobbinsBryce West and Lonnie West.

(We’ve) all got a great mindset and attitude on how we approach each event,” Radford said. “(I’ll) keep doing that. Not change anything. It’s working.”

Prior to his recent burst of success, Radford had won just one PBR event in his career, taking his first title in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, this past May.

Before his streak began, Radford was ranked No. 11 in the PBR Canada national standings and more than 200 points outside the Top 35 of the PBR world standings.

Now, after tallying four event titles, and earning $18,445.85 CAD and 1,340 Canadian points, Radford sits atop the PBR Canada standings.

RELATED: Radford Wins Inaugural Touring Pro Event in Kelowna

Radford’s hot streak began on July 27 when he won the 4th Annual Gold Eagle Casino PBR Classic in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

He followed that eight days later with a victory at the inaugural TPD event in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Then came back-to-back wins in his home province in Elnora and Coronation.

Radford overtook Cody Coverchuk for the No. 1 spot in the PBR Canada rankings following his win at the 19th Annual Elnora Brahma Rama.

RELATEDRadford Wins Elnora

His win just four days later at the 17th Annual Coronation Royal Rumbull allowed him to further cement his place atop the rankings, expanding his lead over No. 2 Coverchuk to 706.66 points.

RELATED: Radford Sweeps Coronation

In addition to winning each event title, Radford’s surge up the standings was also backed by successful outings via his double entry at each stop. Complimenting his wins, Radford also finished sixth in Kelowna and Elnora and second in Coronation.

While Radford has rocketed up the Canadian national standings, the 271.33 world points he has earned this past month have also allowed him to climb to No. 36 in the world standings. He’s now knocking on the door of the elite Built Ford Tough Series.

“I think I went from low 60s, to 50. Then to 40, and now at 35. It’s been good,” Radford said. “I don’t know. I’m just having fun.” 

Despite the invitation to the BFTS event in Thackerville, Oklahoma, this weekend, Radford’s focus remains in Canada.

He wants to win the 2017 PBR Canada Championship.

Then he wants to lead Team Canada at the inaugural PBR Global Cup.

“I started thinking about this, I want to go to the Built Ford Toughs, but I also want to win the PBR Canadian title,” Radford said. “I’m kind of taking one out of (Ty Pozzobon’s) handbook.

“He focused on what he wanted first and then let the rest take care of itself. I really want to get the PBR Canadian title. So if I need to do that and stay here to make the World Finals, and get to some Built Ford Toughs, then that’s what I want to do.”

And for Radford, winning the PBR Canada title is just as important as riding for Team Canada at the Global Cup.

“I’ve had my eye on that,” Radford said. “To be able to represent my country is a pretty cool thing. It’s a big opportunity for guys who want to do it. I’ll go and ride against the best and try to represent Team Canada the best I can.”

RELATED: PBR Announces Qualifiers for Inaugural Global Cup Event

Radford is one of five riders already named to Team Canada, joining Dakota ButtarJordan HansenJustin Lloyd and Coverchuk.

“My whole reason on why I’m going is to represent Canada on the world stage,” Radford said. “That opportunity doesn’t come around very often, so it’s quite the honor to wear the colors for your country. Growing up, the only time we really wear colors is in hockey, so this is pretty cool.”

As the host nation for the inaugural event, Canada will compete with 14 riders, while each visiting country will field a team of seven.

The remaining members of team Canada will be selected by the national qualifier, in addition to a coach’s pick from Team Canada’s coach, Aaron Roy.

RELATEDPBR Announces International Coaches for PBR Global Cup

“It’s looking like we’ve got a pretty good team to go in there with,” Radford said. “There are a few guys that can be in there if they want to, but a lot can change from now until November.”

The inaugural Global Cup comes with extra sentiment for Team Canada as the host nation.

RELATEDPBR Global Cup Will Come to Edmonton

“Competing in your home country, that will be awesome,” Radford said. “It’ll be an experience, that’s for sure.”

And he’s especially enthused to ride in Edmonton, Alberta’s, state-of-the-art Rogers Place.

“It’s a nice building. It definitely makes you feel like a gladiator when you’re down on the arena level,” Radford said. “It’s definitely one of the biggest buildings I’ve been in. It’ll be outstanding to see a bunch of cheering fans in all of the seats.”

However, before the Global Cup kicks off with the Canadian qualifier on Nov. 9, the PBR Canada schedule includes three Monster Energy Tour and two TPD events, beginning with the Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding on Sept. 2. 

Despite a more than two-week break, Radford’s plan when PBR Canada’s Touring Pro Division returns to action is simple.

“Just not thinking, letting it happen, not really putting too much thought and over-thinking stuff,” Radford said. “Just going there and getting on whatever I’ve got to get on, no game plan, riding them jump for jump. It’s what everyone says to do but sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do.”

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PRCA Weekend News Roundup: Labor Day Weekend 2017


Gregg claims first career win at Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Steer wrestler Taylor Gregg has been a PRCA cardholder since 2013. In 2017, in front of his family and friends, he notched not only the first win of his career, but a big one. 

Clocking a total time of 14.2 seconds in three go’s at the Ellensburg Rodeo, Gregg split the win with fellow bulldogger Curtis Cassidy. Gregg, 26, and Cassidy each took in $3,923 for their matching three-head times. Gregg collects checks totaling $6,450.

“It’s pretty sweet,” Gregg said. “I high school rodeoed in this state and we had our state finals here at Ellensburg, so coming back here is always really fun - win, lose or draw. To win it, I mean this is the first ProRodeo I’ve ever won, so to have that first win at Ellensburg is pretty awesome.”

Gregg, a native of Walla Walla, Wash., was in no shortage of support in the stands at the Ellensburg Rodeo Grounds. 

“My dad was actually pushing for me, so that was pretty nice,” Gregg said. “My mom was here, and I wouldn’t be here without them. So it was definitely nice having them here.

“Just seeing the look on my mom’s face when she came up to greet me after I’d won it,” Gregg said. “How proud she was of me, it made everything worth it.”

After a 5.6-second first-head time, Gregg was but a fly on the wall peering into a talented field of steer wrestlers. Then something shook the hornets' nest. Notching a time of 4.4 in the second round and a 4.2-second run in the short-go, Gregg credited his fortune at Ellensburg as a key to his first ever win. 

“Honestly, it was all luck,” Gregg said. “I drew really good. Jeff Green lets me ride his horse and it was a really good horse. For steer wrestling, it makes it really easy when you ride a good horse and draw really good, so I was really lucky.”

Gregg was familiar with the steer he was handed in Monday’s short round, and he used that experience to prepare himself for his quickest round of the weekend. 

“I drew steer No. 38 in the short round at Kennewick (Wash.) actually,” Gregg said. “I knew how good he was, so I was pretty happy to have his number right by my name. I knew I could make a good run on him, but I had no idea that I would end up first at the rodeo.” 

Even after recording his first win in the PRCA, Gregg doesn’t plan on letting it get into his head. Going forward, he still wants to take the same, steady approach. 

“I just try to take it one steer at a time,” Gregg said. "Big rodeos or small rodeos, I just try to go win. I have a lot of people that help me be successful. I was really lucky to be successful here.”

Other winners at the $330,755 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($10,161 in tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Richmond Champion (171.5 points on two head), team ropers Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz (17.3 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw (173.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Cooper (24.6 seconds on three head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (51.48 seconds on three head), steer roper Corey Ross (28.6 seconds on two head) and bull rider Sage Kimzey (169.5 points on two head).

For more coverage of the Ellensburg Rodeo, check out the Sept. 15 edition of ProRodeo Sports News.


Spears claims crown and $40K at Xtreme Bulls Finale

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Jordan Spears won nearly $40,000 while claiming his first Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale victory. The California cowboy’s 87-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Bad Romance in the final round had a happy ending as it was the only qualified ride for that round, doubling his payout for that round. 

“It’s not about the money or the fame,” Spears, 25, said. “I’m talented enough and have the passion to ride bulls at a high level and it feels great to perform to the best of my ability. I don’t try to make the stage bigger – I just stay on my bull and let the judges figure out where I end up.”

The judges had given Spears the option for a re-ride after he nailed his 87-point ride, the second-highest score of the night. At that time, it was the only qualified ride in the final round with only one rider left to go. Tristan Mize had landed a 90-point ride in the first round, but was unable to repeat his performance, granting Spears the top spot and top prize with 175.5 points on two head. 

“Honestly, in my eyes, it’s another bull riding to go to and a crucial rodeo to go to because it pays so well and has good stock, and luckily, I came out on top and it was a great night,” Spears said. 

With ground money factored in, 87 points on Bad Romance was worth $18,800 – so Spears walked away with a grand total of $39,386. Before winning the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, Spears was 11th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $84,267. 

There’s still a few weeks left in the 2017 season, but that boost has basically guaranteed Spears will qualify for his third trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in Las Vegas in December. 

“That’s what every guy who buys his card strives for – it’s the Super Bowl of rodeo,” Spears said. “It’s a great feeling to know I’m qualifying for my third NFR and it’s another stepping stone to winning the world title.” 

Spears’ epic payout was earned the hard way as he and the other cowboys duked it out against the rankest bulls in ProRodeo – many of which have bested cowboys at the WNFR, as well as the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, and Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. 

“It was just a good night, and I happened to draw the right bulls and ride to the ability that I know that I can,” Spears said.  

Spears didn’t let the dust settle on the Ellensburg arena for long as he was off to compete at Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, which ends Sunday, Sept. 3. 

For more coverage of the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, check out the Sept. 15 issue of ProRodeo Sports News.

• Rorey Maier (2016)
• Sage Kimzey (2015)
• J.W. Harris (2014)
• Tyler Smith (2013)
• Kanin Asay (2012)
• Shane Proctor (2011)
• Wesley Silcox (2010)
• Cody Hancock (2009)
• Chance Smart (2008)
• Kanin Asay (2007)
• Zeb Lanham (2006)
• Matt Austin (2005)
• B.J. Schumacher (2004)
• Mike Moore (2003)

For the Record: Ellensburg Rodeo

Since 1923, the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo has played host to some of ProRodeo’s greatest athletes and witnessed some fast runs and rank rides. As the end of the 2017 season approaches, cowboys will bring their A-game as they race to earn enough money to make the Top 15 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

From Sept. 1-4, each ride will also be a chance to make Ellensburg history and top an arena record.

Ellensburg’s top total payout was in 2016 with $327,183.

Todd Suhn has held onto the most money earned in all-around with his 2001 total of $7,890.

Bareback rider Steven Peebles lit up the scoreboard as he set two arena records in 2010. First, he nailed a 90-point ride, which helped him set the two-head average record of 175 points. 

Ellensburg’s steer wrestling arena record is older than most of the bulldoggers seeking to top it this year. Originally set in 1979, Pat Nogle clocked in at 3.4 seconds. His time was matched by Birch Negaard in 1997 and Ethen Thouvenell in 2010. Meanwhile, Ryan Jarrett set the three-run average record in 2005 with 11.6 seconds. 

Team ropers Joel Bach and Paul Eaves set the Ellensburg record in 2010 with their time of 4.2 seconds. The three-run average record was set by Chad Masters and Michael Jones in 2008 with their 15.6-second total. 

Ellensburg’s saddle bronc riding record has a three-way tie. Originally set by Jesse Kruse in 2009, his 91-point ride also helped him set the two-head average record with 176 points. Two years later, Cody DeMoss matched his 91-point score in 2011, as did Isaac Diaz in 2013. 

Ryan Jarrett holds a second arena record at Ellensburg with his 2007 tie-down roping time of 7.3 seconds. Jarrett’s time was matched by Tuf Cooper in 2015. Meanwhile, Cody Ohl set the three-run average in 2015 with his 24.4-second total. 

Barrel racer Sydni Blanchard set the arena record in 2011 with her 16.91-second run. The three-run average record was set by Christy Laughlin in 2014 with her 51.65-second total. 

Ellensburg’s steer roping had some stiff competition in 2007 as two arena records were set. First, Trevor Brazile clocked in at 8.4 seconds, then Rod Hartness set the two-run average record with 18.7 seconds. 

Bull rider J.W. Harris nailed a 95-point ride in 2006 that is unlikely to be topped any time soon as that’s three points higher than all the bull riding scores across every PRCA rodeo held in 2017 so far. Ellensburg’s two-head average record for bull riding was set by Tim Bingham in 2012 with his 177-point total.  

Ellensburg Rodeo


Ellensburg, Wash., Sept. 1-4


All-around cowboy: Tuf Cooper, $10,161, tie-down roping and steer roping.


Bareback riding: First round: 1. Richmond Champion, 85 points on Calgary Stampede's Reckless Margie, $3,551; 2. Justin Miller, 84, $2,722; 3. Tanner Aus, 83, $2,012; 4. Ty Breuer, 82.5, $1,302; 5. (tie) Shane O'Connell and Steven Peebles, 81.5, $710 each; 7. Clayton Biglow, 81, $473; 8. Steven Dent, 80.5, $355. Finals: 1. Mason Clements, 89 points on Calgary Stampede's Yipee Kibitz, $1,650; 2. (tie) Tanner Aus and Clayton Biglow, 88, $1,075 each; 4. Richmond Champion, 86.5, $600; 5. Steven Peebles, 83.5, $350; 6. Steven Dent, 82, $250. Average: 1. Richmond Champion, 171.5 points on two head, $3,551; 2. Tanner Aus, 171, $2,722; 3. (tie) Clayton Biglow and Mason Clements, 169, $1,657 each; 5. Steven Peebles, 165, $828; 6. Justin Miller, 164, $592; 7. Steven Dent, 162.5, $473; 8. Shane O'Connell, 161, $355. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Cole Edge, 3.7 seconds, $2,798; 2. Baylor Roche, 4.1, $2,433; 3. Jon Ragatz, 4.2, $2,068; 4. Casey Martin, 4.3, $1,703; 5. Curtis Cassidy, 4.4, $1,338; 6. Boss Cole, 4.5, $973; 7. (tie) Rudy Switzer, Olin Hannum and Cody Doescher, 4.7, $284 each. Second round: 1. Will Lummus, 4.0 seconds, $2,798; 2. Jacob Talley, 4.1, $2,433; 3. (tie) Rudy Switzer and John Franzen, 4.3, $1,885 each; 5. Taylor Gregg, 4.4, $1,338; 6. Cody Doescher, 4.5, $973; 7. (tie) Tanner Milan and Blake Knowles, 4.6, $426 each. Finals: 1. Taylor Gregg, 4.2 seconds, $1,189; 2. Olin Hannum, 4.5, $984; 3. Chance Howard, 4.8, $779; 4. Curtis Cassidy, 4.9, $574; 5. Will Lummus, 5.1, $369; 6. Justin Shaffer, 6.0, $205. Average: 1. (tie) Taylor Gregg and Curtis Cassidy, 14.2 seconds on three head, $3,923 each; 3. Will Lummus, 14.5, $3,102; 4. Olin Hannum, 14.7, $2,554; 5. Chance Howard, 14.8, $2,007; 6. Cody Doescher, 15.3, $1,460; 7. Justin Shaffer, 15.8, $912; 8. John Franzen, 16.1, $365. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 4.7 seconds, $2,749 each; 2. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.8, $2,390; 3. Chase Wiley/Martin Lucero, 4.9, $2,032; 4. (tie) Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher and Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 5.0, $1,494 each; 6. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.1, $956; 7. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 5.2, $598; 8. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 5.4, $239. Second round: 1. (tie) Jesse Stipes/Jake Clay and Brooks Dahozy/Lane Mitchell, 4.5 seconds, $2,570 each; 3. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 4.6, $2,032; 4. Doyle Hoskins/Ryon Tittel, 4.9, $1,673; 5. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.0, $1,315; 6. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Tyler Worley and Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 5.1, $777 each; 8. (tie) Jack Fischer/Bucky Campbell and Jason Stewart/Jason Minor, 5.2, $120 each. Finals: 1. Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz, 5.9 seconds, $899 each; 2. Derrick Begay/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 6.2, $744; 3. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.5, $589; 4. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 7.0, $434; 5. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 7.4, $279; 6. Marty Yates/Jordan Ketscher, 8.3, $155. Average: 1. Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz, 17.3 seconds on three head, $4,123 each; 2. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 17.5, $3,586; 3. Derrick Begay/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 18.4, $3,048; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 19.0, $2,510; 5. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 19.6, $1,972; 6. Marty Yates/Jordan Ketscher, 20.2, $1,434; 7. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 23.1, $896; 8. Chase Wiley/Martin Lucero, 24.2, $359. 


Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 85.5 points on Flying 5 Rodeo's King Mountain, $3,212; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5, $2,463; 3. Hardy Braden, 83.5, $1,820; 4. (tie) Bradley Harter, Cort Scheer and Jake Wright, 83, $821 each; 7. Cody DeMoss, 81.5, $428; 8. (tie) Leon Fountain, Clay Elliott and Shade Etbauer, 81, $107 each. Finals: 1. Bradley Harter, 90 points on Flying 5 Rodeo's Spring Planting, $1,650; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 88, $1,250; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 87.5, $900; 4. (tie) Cort Scheer and Hardy Braden, 86.5, $475 each; 6. Clay Elliott, 85, $250. Average: 1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 173.5 points on two head, $3,212; 2. Bradley Harter, 173, $2,463; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 172, $1,820; 4. Hardy Braden, 170, $1,178; 5. Cort Scheer, 169.5, $749; 6. Clay Elliott, 166, $535; 7. Leon Fountain, 157, $428; 8. Jake Wright, 83 on one head, $321. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Caleb Smidt, 8.1 seconds, $2,877; 2. Stetson Vest, 8.2, $2,502; 3. Jake Hannum, 8.6, $2,127; 4. (tie) Tuf Cooper and Randall Carlisle, 8.8, $1,564 each; 6. Jake Pratt, 9.1, $1,001; 7. Marcos Costa, 9.2, $626; 8. (tie) Cory Solomon, Shank Edwards and Joe Keating, 9.3, $83 each. Second round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 7.7 seconds, $2,877; 2. (tie) Timber Moore and Lane Livingston, 8.1, $2,315 each; 4. (tie) Justin Smith and Westyn Hughes, 8.2, $1,564 each; 6. Cimarron Boardman, 8.4, $1,001; 7. Marcos Costa, 8.5, $626; 8. (tie) Reese Riemer, Tyson Durfey and Logan Bird, 8.6, $83 each. Finals: 1. Tuf Cooper, 8.1 seconds, $986; 2. Cory Solomon, 8.2, $816; 3. Caleb Smidt, 8.3, $646; 4. Marcos Costa, 8.7, $476; 5. Kyle Lucas, 8.9, $306; 6. Stetson Vest, 10.0, $170. Average: 1. Tuf Cooper, 24.6 seconds on three head, $4,316; 2. Caleb Smidt, 25.4, $3,753; 3. Marcos Costa, 26.4, $3,190; 4. Cory Solomon, 27.3, $2,627; 5. Stetson Vest, 27.5, $2,064; 6. Kyle Lucas, 27.6, $1,501; 7. Trell Etbauer, 29.7, $938; 8. Jake Hannum, 30.1, $375. 


Barrel racing: First round: 1. Nellie Miller, 17.15 seconds, $2,335; 2. Darby Fox, 17.22, $2,002; 3. Kelly Tovar, 17.38, $1,668; 4. Stevi Hillman, 17.42, $1,446; 5. (tie) Tillar Murray and Brenda Mays, 17.43, $1,001 each; 7. Sabra O'Quinn, 17.45, $667; 8. Emily Miller, 17.47, $445; 9. Sydni Blanchard, 17.48, $334; 10. Teri Bangart, 17.53, $222. Second round: 1. Jana Bean, 17.14 seconds, $2,335; 2. Darby Fox, 17.15, $2,002; 3. Nellie Miller, 17.31, $1,668; 4. Sherry Cervi, 17.41, $1,446; 5. Christine Laughlin, 17.45, $1,112; 6. Tiany Schuster, 17.47, $890; 7. Carmel Wright, 17.48, $667; 8. Teri Bangart, 17.57, $445; 9. (tie) Staci Trehern and Ericka Nelson, 17.58, $278 each. Finals: 1. Nellie Miller, 17.02 seconds, $1,730; 2. (tie) Darby Fox and Teri Bangart, 17.32, $1,081 each; 4. Sherry Cervi, 17.33, $432. Average: 1. Nellie Miller, 51.48 seconds on three head, $3,503; 2. Darby Fox, 51.69, $3,003; 3. Jana Bean, 52.23, $2,502; 4. Sherry Cervi, 52.29, $2,169; 5. Stevi Hillman, 52.38, $1,668; 6. Teri Bangart, 52.42, $1,335; 7. Tiany Schuster, 52.76, $1,001; 8. Christine Laughlin, 52.80, $667; 9. Sydni Blanchard, 52.98, $500; 10. Tillar Murray, 53.60, $334. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. Jason Evans, 10.9 seconds, $1,344; 2. Shay Good, 11.8, $1,112; 3. Vin Fisher Jr., 12.6, $880; 4. Trevor Brazile, 13.0, $649; 5. Corey Ross, 13.4, $417; 6. Bryce Davis, 14.7, $232. Second round: 1. Chris Glover, 11.8 seconds, $1,344; 2. Rocky Patterson, 12.6, $1,112; 3. J.P. Wickett, 12.8, $880; 4. Kyle Lockett, 13.5, $649; 5. Tuf Cooper, 13.6, $417; 6. Cody Lee, 13.9, $232. Average: 1. Corey Ross, 28.6 seconds on two head, $2,015; 2. Rocky Patterson, 29.2, $1,668; 3. Jason Evans, 29.9, $1,320; 4. Bryce Davis, 31.1, $973; 5. Rod Hartness, 33.6, $625; 6. Cody Lee, 35.1, $347. 


Bull riding: First round: 1. Jordan Hansen, 84 points on Flying 5 Rodeo's Whiskey Drunk, $3,283; 2. Colby Demo, 83, $2,517; 3. (tie) Tim Bingham and Trey Benton III, 82.5, $1,532 each; 5. Sage Kimzey, 81, $766; 6. Jeffrey Ramagos, 80.5, $547; 7. Bayle Worden, 80, $438; 8. Steve Woolsey, 79.5, $328. * Finals: 1. Sage Kimzey, 88.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Damn Strait, $2,700; 2. Dustin Bowen, 84, $2,300; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Sage Kimzey, 169.5 points on two head, $3,283; 2. Dustin Bowen, 161.5, $2,517; 3. Jordan Hansen, 84 on one head, $1,860; 4. Colby Demo, 83, $1,204; 5. (tie) Trey Benton III and Tim Bingham, 82.5, $657 each; 7. Jeffrey Ramagos, 80.5, $438; 8. Bayle Worden, 80, $328. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $330,755. Stock contractor: Flying 5 Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Big Bend Rodeo, Korkow Rodeos, Corey & Lange Rodeo and Calgary Stampede. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Officials: Rocky Steagall, Wade Berry, Scot Quick and Harry Rose Jr. Timers: Sherry Rice-Gibson and Diana Alexander. Announcer: Justin McKee. Specialty act: John Payne. Bullfighters: Cody Webster, Nathan Jestes and Dusty Tuckness. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Mike Corey, Ken Rehill and Curtis Sawyer. Pickup men: Gary Rempel, Ricky Shannon and David McMichael. Photographers: Dan Hubbell, Bill Lawless, Roberta Barkley, Bob Click and Molly Morrow. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale


Ellensburg, Wash., Sept. 2


Bull riding: First round: 1. Tristan Mize, 90 points on Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo's Mortimer, $8,460; 2. Jordan Spears, 88.5, $6,486; 3. Ty Wallace, 86, $4,794; 4. Denton Fugate, 85.5, $3,102; 5. Boudreaux Campbell, 85, $1,974; 6. (tie) Jeffrey Ramagos and Guthrie Murray, 84.5, $1,269 each; 8. Trevor Kastner, 83.5, $846. * Finals: 1. Jordan Spears, 87 points on Korkow Rodeos' Bad Romance, $18,800; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Jordan Spears, 175.5 points on two head, $14,100; 2. Tristan Mize, 90 on one head, $10,810; 3. Ty Wallace, 86, $7,990; 4. Denton Fugate, 85.5, $5,170; 5. Boudreaux Campbell, 85, $3,290; 6. (tie) Guthrie Murray and Jeffrey Ramagos, 84.5, $2,115 each; 8. Trevor Kastner, 83.5, $1,410. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $94,000. Stock contractors: Brehmer Rodeo, Flying 5 Rodeo, Big Bend Rodeo, Korkow Rodeos, Outlawbuckers Rodeo, Corey & Lange Rodeo, Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo and Four Star Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Officials: Harry Rose Jr, Rocky Steagall and Scot Quick. Timers: Diana Alexander and Sherry Rice-Gibson. Announcer: Justin McKee. Specialty act: John Payne. Bullfighters: Dusty Tuckness, Cody Webster and Nathan Jestes. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Ken Rehill, Curtis Sawyer and Mike Corey. Pickup men: Gary Rempel, David McMichael and Ricky Shannon. Photographers: Bill Lawless, Bob Click, Roseanna Sales, Roberta Barkley, Molly Morrow and Dan Hubbell. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

Pro Rodeo Weekend Results

Walla Walla Frontier Days


Walla Walla, Wash., Sept. 1-3


All-around cowboy: Trevor Brazile, $5,197, tie-down roping, team roping and steer roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Justin Miller, 86.5 points on Brookman Rodeo's Risky Business, $4,152; 2. Ty Breuer, 83.5, $3,184; 3. (tie) Luke Creasy and Seth Hardwick, 83, $1,938 each; 5. Steven Peebles, 81, $969; 6. J.R. Vezain, 80, $692; 7. Jessy Davis, 79.5, $554; 8. (tie) Richmond Champion and Mason Clements, 79, $208 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Ryle Smith, 4.1 seconds, $1,930; 2. Baylor Roche, 4.2, $1,679; 3. Tanner Milan, 4.3, $1,427; 4. (tie) Sean Santucci, Cameron Morman and Andy Weldon, 4.4, $923 each; 7. (tie) Errol Frain and Sterling Lambert, 4.5, $294 each. Second round: 1. Justin Resseman, 3.8 seconds, $1,930; 2. (tie) Kyle Irwin and Sterling Lambert, 4.1, $1,553 each; 4. (tie) Andy Weldon and Josh Peek, 4.2, $1,049 each; 6. (tie) Rowdy Parrott, Will Lummus and Cody Cabral, 4.3, $420 each. Average: 1. (tie) Andy Weldon and Sterling Lambert , 8.6 seconds on two head, $2,707 each; 3. Marcus Theriot, 9.5, $2,140; 4. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Ross Mosher, 9.6, $1,574 each; 6. Chason Floyd, 9.8, $1,007; 7. (tie) Josh Peek, Blake Knowles, Will Lummus, Tristan Martin and Riley Duvall, 9.9, $176 each. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 5.3 seconds, $1,947 each; 2. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.6, $1,693; 3. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.9, $1,312 each; 5. Jeff Flenniken/Brandon Bates, 6.1, $931; 6. Jason Stewart/Jason Minor, 6.2, $677; 7. Jesse Stipes/Jake Clay, 6.3, $423; 8. (tie) Caleb Smidt/Tyler McKnight and Cory Kidd V/Cole Davison, 6.4, $85 each. Second round: 1. Jr. Dees/Levi Lord, 5.4 seconds, $1,947 each; 2. (tie) Clay Smith/Paul Eaves and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.5, $1,566 each; 4. Trevor Brazile/Clint Summers, 5.6, $1,185; 5. (tie) Chase Wiley/Martin Lucero and Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 6.0, $804 each; 7. Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 6.5, $423; 8. (tie) Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson and Steven Duby/Jason Duby, 6.6, $85 each. Average: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 11.1 seconds on two head, $2,921 each; 2. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 12.1, $2,540; 3. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 12.6, $2,159; 4. Trevor Brazile/Clint Summers, 12.7, $1,778; 5. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 13.3, $1,397; 6. Steven Duby/Jason Duby, 13.4, $1,016; 7. Ryan Reed/Dalton Pearce, 13.6, $635; 8. (tie) Jeff Flenniken/Brandon Bates and Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 13.9, $127 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Sterling Crawley, 86.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Rubels, $4,089; 2. (tie) Cody DeMoss and Jesse Wright, 85, $2,726 each; 4. Brody Cress, 84, $1,499; 5. Taos Muncy, 83, $954; 6. Zeke Thurston, 82.5, $682; 7. (tie) Heith DeMoss, Dylan Henson and CoBurn Bradshaw, 82, $318 each. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Tyler Milligan, 8.1 seconds, $1,983; 2. Westyn Hughes, 8.5, $1,724; 3. Ryle Smith, 8.7, $1,466; 4. Matt Shiozawa, 9.0, $1,207; 5. (tie) Cooper Martin and Marcos Costa, 9.4, $819 each; 7. (tie) Timber Moore and Seth Hopper, 10.0, $302 each. Second round: 1. Cory Solomon, 7.8 seconds, $1,983; 2. Timber Moore, 8.1, $1,724; 3. Cody Quaney, 8.4, $1,466; 4. (tie) Scott Kormos and Josh Peek, 8.6, $1,078 each; 6. Marcos Costa, 8.8, $690; 7. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Logan Bird, 8.9, $302 each. Average: 1. Westyn Hughes, 18.0 seconds on two head, $2,974; 2. Timber Moore, 18.1, $2,586; 3. (tie) Marcos Costa and Tyler Milligan, 18.2, $2,004 each; 5. Josh Peek, 19.2, $1,422; 6. Caleb Smidt, 19.9, $1,035; 7. Junior Nogueira, 20.5, $647; 8. Brad Goodrich, 20.6, $259. 


Barrel racing: 1. Carmel Wright, 17.00 seconds, $3,682; 2. Jaime Hinton, 17.11, $2,946; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, 17.26, $2,393; 4. Samantha Boone, 17.27, $1,841; 5. Nellie Miller, 17.28, $1,473; 6. Darby Fox, 17.34, $1,105; 7. Sherry Cervi, 17.40, $920; 8. Kellie Collier, 17.45, $828; 9. (tie) Kathy Grimes and Amberleigh Moore, 17.46, $690 each; 11. (tie) Ericka Nelson and Nicole Laurence, 17.47, $506 each; 13. Brenda Mays, 17.54, $368; 14. Cassidy Kruse, 17.56, $276; 15. Holly Wright, 17.57, $184. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr. and Caleb McMillan, 12.6 seconds, $822 each; 3. Chet Herren, 13.2, $589; 4. (tie) John Bland and Fred Brown, 13.4, $357 each; 6. Tom Sorey, 13.5, $155. Second round: 1. Jason Evans, 11.2 seconds, $900; 2. Corey Ross, 12.0, $744; 3. Tuf Cooper, 12.1, $589; 4. Billy Good, 12.2, $434; 5. Roger Branch, 12.4, $279; 6. J.P. Wickett, 12.8, $155. Third round: 1. (tie) Jason Evans and Garrett Hale, 11.8 seconds, $822 each; 3. J. Tom Fisher, 12.7, $589; 4. Trevor Brazile, 12.9, $434; 5. Chris Glover, 13.3, $279; 6. Billy Good, 13.5, $155. Fourth round: 1. Scott Snedecor, 10.2 seconds, $900; 2. Roger Branch, 11.4, $744; 3. Tuf Cooper, 11.7, $589; 4. Vin Fisher Jr., 11.8, $434; 5. Tom Sorey, 11.9, $279; 6. Cody Lee, 12.1, $155. Average: 1. Trevor Brazile, 54.9 seconds on four head, $1,799; 2. Chris Glover, 65.3, $1,489; 3. Rocky Patterson, 65.5, $1,179; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 66.8, $869; 5. Jason Evans, 36.2 on three head, $558; 6. Roger Branch, 38.4, $310. 


Bull riding: 1. Brady Portenier, 88 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Crazy Enough, $4,033; 2. Elliot Jacoby, 84.5, $3,092; 3. Justin Rowell, 84, $2,285; 4. Lon Danley, 83, $1,479; 5. Roscoe Jarboe, 81, $941; 6. Jeff Askey, 80.5, $672; 7. Chase Dougherty, 78, $538; 8. Nic Lica, 76, $403. 


Total payoff: $201,051. Stock contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractors: Big Stone Rodeo, Brookman Rodeo and Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Curt Robinson. Officials: Mike Todd, Mike Jones and Tim Engelhart. Timers: Myrna Weber and Molly Twitchell. Announcers: Steve Kenyon and Curt Robinson. Specialty act: Keith Isley. Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry and Ryan Wilson. Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley. Flankmen: Julio Moreno and Tim Bridwell. Pickup men: Bobby Marriott, Mitch Coleman and Matt Twitchell. Photographer: Kirt Steinke. Music director: Jason Buchanan.

Dayton Championship Rodeo


Dayton, Iowa, Sept. 1-4


All-around cowboy: (tie) Eli Lord, steer wrestling and team roping, and Chance T Oftedahl, tie-down roping and team roping, $312 each.


Bareback riding: 1. Chad Rutherford, 83 points on The Cervi Brothers' Liquid Cork, $2,121; 2. Tim O'Connell, 81.5, $1,626; 3. (tie) Grant Denny and Evan Jayne, 80, $990 each; 5. (tie) Blaine Kaufman and Jordan Pelton, 79.5, $424 each; 7. Ty Breuer, 79, $283; 8. Jess Pope, 77, $212. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Kody Woodward, 4.1 seconds, $1,080; 2. (tie) Cody Devers and Stockton Graves, 4.3, $675 each; 4. Kyle Whitaker, 4.5, $270. Second round: 1. (tie) Talon Roseland and Jayce Doan, 4.2 seconds, $945 each; 3. Jule Hazen, 4.3, $540; 4. Jeff Miller, 4.4, $270. Average: 1. Kyle Whitaker, 9.3 seconds on two head, $1,619; 2. Jule Hazen, 9.4, $1,215; 3. Jayce Doan, 10.0, $810; 4. Jacob Edler , 10.3, $405. 


Team roping: 1. Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 5.0 seconds, $1,913 each; 2. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 5.1, $1,664; 3. (tie) Dilan Rucker/Cole Stevens and Mitch Barney/J.W. Nelson, 5.4, $1,289 each; 5. Tyrell Moody/Rory Brown, 5.5, $915; 6. (tie) Butch Levell/Chad Mathes, Cody Graham/Jason Stroup, Chance Oftedahl/Joe Kane and Eli Lord/Tucker White, 5.6, $312 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Isaac Diaz, 82.5 points on The Cervi Brothers' Scandal, $2,414; 2. Louie Brunson, 81, $1,851; 3. Wade Sundell, 79, $1,368; 4. (tie) Jace Blackwell and Dalton Davis, 78, $724 each; 6. Taygen Schuelke, 77.5, $402; 7. Preston Kafka, 77, $322; 8. Tegan Smith, 76, $241. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Trey Young, 8.1 seconds, $886; 2. Paul David Tierney, 8.4, $665; 3. Hadley DeShazo, 9.4, $443; 4. Clint Kindred, 9.6, $222. Second round: 1. (tie) Cody Huber and Matt Kenney, 8.6 seconds, $775 each; 3. (tie) Bryan McClellan and Clay McCuistion, 9.1, $332 each. Average: 1. Matt Kenney, 19.5 seconds on two head, $1,329; 2. Hadley DeShazo, 19.9, $997; 3. Kadin Boardman, 20.5, $665; 4. Trey Young, 20.6, $332. 


Barrel racing: 1. Lacinda Rose, 16.16 seconds, $1,242; 2. Kara Posch, 16.36, $1,064; 3. Kricket Gintner, 16.37, $887; 4. Shelby Janssen, 16.38, $769; 5. (tie) Robin Beck and Kristine Knauf, 16.39, $532 each; 7. Wanda Brown, 16.41, $355; 8. Angie Galliher, 16.51, $237; 9. Brittany Jacobsen, 16.52, $177; 10. Julie Erkamaa, 16.54, $118. 


Bull riding: 1. Travis Smith, 85 points on The Cervi Brothers' Big Sexy, $2,725; 2. Levi Berends, 82, $2,113; 3. (tie) Brett Stall and Dakota Nye, 81.5, $1,326 each; 5. Brett Custer, 78.5, $714; 6. Blake Dunsmore, 77, $539; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $66,910. Stock contractor: The Cervi Brothers. Sub-contractor: Cervi Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Sam Minnick and Chuck Hoss. Timers: Toby Dunlavy and Kris Fleener. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Specialty acts: Shelby Trixie Chic's and Kelsey Trixie Chic's. Bullfighters: Jimmy Lee and Dustin Nelson. Clown/barrelman: Lecile Harris. Flankmen: Chuck Kite and Shad Smith. Chute boss: Binion Cervi. Pickup men: Chase Cervi and Randy Britton. Photographer: Don Paulsen. Music director: Benje Bendele.

Lake County Round-up


Lakeview, Ore., Sept. 3-4


All-around cowboy: Roger Nonella, $2,312, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Zack Brown, 84.5 points on Western Rodeos' Candlemaker, $1,898; 2. Clayton Biglow, 83, $1,438; 3. (tie) Wyatt Bloom and Grant Denny, 80.5, $863 each; 5. R.C. Landingham, 79, $403; 6. David Peebles, 78, $288. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Cole Edge and Chance Howard, 4.2 seconds, $1,637 each; 3. Dalton Massey, 4.3, $1,294; 4. Will Lummus, 4.5, $1,066; 5. John Green, 4.6, $838; 6. Errol Frain, 4.7, $609; 7. (tie) Riley York and Sterling Lambert, 4.8, $266 each. 


Team roping: 1. Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.9 seconds, $2,380 each; 2. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.1, $2,129; 3. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.4, $1,879; 4. Chant DeForest/Joseph Shawnego, 5.5, $1,628; 5. Andy Holcomb/C.J. DeForest Jr., 6.0, $1,378; 6. (tie) Blake Hirdes/Brushton Minton and Roger Nonella/Bo Patzke, 6.2, $1,002 each; 8. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 6.4, $626; 9. Dan Williams Jr./J. Cody Jones, 7.2, $376; 10. Dale Benevides/Buck McCay, 7.9, $125. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Sam Harper, on Four Star Rodeo's Fancy Pants, and Nathan Duckworth, on Four Star Rodeo's Boogie, 80 points, $1,823 each; 3. (tie) Nat Stratton and Nick LaDuke, 79.5, $963 each; 5. (tie) Audy Reed and Joaquin Real, 76.5, $413 each; 7. Call Marr, 76, $275; 8. Cameron Messier, 74, $206. 


Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Jake Pratt and Taylor Santos, 9.7 seconds, $1,657 each; 3. Roger Nonella, 9.8, $1,310; 4. Tyson Durfey, 10.2, $1,079; 5. Timber Moore, 10.6, $848; 6. (tie) Chant DeForest and Shane Erickson, 10.9, $501 each; 8. Brad Goodrich, 11.5, $154. 


Bull riding: 1. Guthrie Murray, 78.5 points on Four Star Rodeo's Barley Pop, $4,106; 2. Ednei Caminhas, 75, $3,568; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $61,781. Stock contractor: Four Star Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Western Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Allison France. Officials: Sean Culver, Ron Ferguson and Terry Carlon. Timers: Allison France and Sue Baum. Announcer: Jody Carper. Specialty act: Bert Davis. Bullfighters: Dave Murdoch and Logan Blasdell. Clown/barrelman: Bert Davis. Flankman: Drew Blessinger. Pickup men: Billy Holland Jr, Jeffrey Shearer and Mike George. Photographer: Rhonda Noneman.

Evanston Cowboy Days Inc


Evanston, Wyo., Sept. 2-4



Bareback riding: 1. Kaycee Feild, 85 points on Bar T Rodeo's One Sock, $1,898; 2. Morgan Wilde, 81, $1,438; 3. Orin Larsen, 80.5, $1,036; 4. (tie) Mason Clements and Seth Hardwick, 76.5, $547 each; 6. Tanner Phipps, 76, $288. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Dirk Tavenner, 4.7 seconds, $1,957; 2. Kyle Irwin, 4.9, $1,701; 3. Jake Ashworth, 5.2, $1,446; 4. J.D. Struxness, 5.3, $1,191; 5. Clay Lloyd, 5.8, $936; 6. Judd Austin, 6.1, $681; 7. Aaron Vosler, 6.6, $425; 8. (tie) Rick Petersen and Ringo Robinson, 6.9, $85 each. 


Team roping: 1. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.8 seconds, $1,973 each; 2. Ty Blasingame/J.W. Borrego, 5.2, $1,633; 3. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.4, $1,292; 4. Paul Beckett/Chad Wahlert, 6.2, $952; 5. Brodi Jones/Kycen Winn, 6.3, $612; 6. Taylor Winn/Kelton Morse, 7.1, $340. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Wright, 87 points on Bar T Rodeo's Wars Marigold, $1,923; 2. Brody Cress, 83, $1,474; 3. (tie) Dawson Hay, Cort Scheer and Andy Clarys, 80, $748 each; 6. Rowdy Stone, 79, $321; 7. Audy Reed, 78, $256; 8. Chet Johnson, 76.5, $192. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Cade Swor, 8.3 seconds, $1,935; 2. Joey Dickens, 9.0, $1,683; 3. J.C. Malone, 9.1, $1,430; 4. Reese Riemer, 9.2, $1,178; 5. Jesse Loveless, 9.7, $925; 6. (tie) Kolbey Hughes and Matt Shiozawa, 9.9, $547 each; 8. (tie) Shank Edwards and Stetson Vest, 10.0, $84 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jamie Gee, 17.41 seconds, $1,575; 2. Taylor Jacob, 17.55, $1,350; 3. Jaime Hinton, 17.59, $1,125; 4. Megan Lewis, 17.80, $975; 5. Jill Atkinson, 17.82, $750; 6. Jessi Cronquist, 17.90, $600; 7. (tie) Sharon Harrell and Kellie Collier, 17.92, $375 each; 9. Stacey Smallwood, 17.95, $225; 10. Camie Haskins, 18.06, $150. 


Bull riding: 1. Wesley Silcox, 83 points on Bar T Rodeo's Trooper, $2,110; 2. Kyler Oliver, 82, $1,636; 3. Riker Carter, 81, $1,230; 4. Ty Wallace, 70, $824; 5. (tie) Drew Flynn and Kody Lostroh, 69, $485 each; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $58,498. Stock contractor: Bar T Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Linda Alsbaugh. Officials: Monty Van Komen and Wade Woolstenhulme. Timers: Lori Pierce and Lorena Layser. Announcer: Reed Flake. Bullfighters: Tyson Twitchell and Cade Burns. Clown/barrelman: Randee Munns. Flankmen: Cody Flitton and Ben Lofthouse. Chute boss: Jared Rydalch. Pickup men: Ty Reeder and Tel Honeycutt. Photographer: Jim Fain. Music director: Hoyt Atkinson.

IPE and Stampede
Armstrong, British Columbia, 
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2

Bareback riding: 1. Jake Vold, 87.25 points on Outlaw Buckers’ River Reflection, $3,790; 2. Seth Hardwick, 86.5, $3,000; 3. Caleb Bennett, 86.25, $2,527; 4. (tie) J.R. Vezain and Tanner Aus, 85.25, $1,658; 6. (tie) Cole Goodine, Luke Creasy and Colin Adams, 83.75, $790 each; 9. Gavin Derose, 83.5, $474; 10. Steven Dent, 82.5, $316.

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Brendan Laye and Brock Butterfield, 3.5 seconds, $3,466 each; 3. Tanner Milan, 3.7, $2,913; 4. Jonathan Ragatz, 3.8, $2,512; 5. Jason Thomas, 3.9, $2,110; 6. (tie) Straws Milan and Cole Edge, 4.0, $1,507; 8. Curtis Cassidy, 4.1, $1,105; 9. (tie) Jesse Lawes, Matt Richardson, Chance Howard and Derek Frank, 4.3, $377 each.

Team roping: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 4.2 seconds, $2,119 each; 2. Brady Minor/Riley Minor, 5.0, $1,943; 3. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 5.4, $1,707; 4. Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 6.0, $1,472; 5. Kasper Roy/Trey Gallais, 6.1, $1,236; 6. Steele DePaoli/Chase Simpson, 7.0, $1,001; 7. Cole Davison/Cory Kidd, 9.8, $765; 8. Brady Tryan/Lane Mitchell, 10.0, $648; 9. Stetson Vest/Mike Beers, 10.2, $530; 10. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 10.6, $353.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 86 points on Outlaw Buckers’ Pride Trap, $4,162; 2. Layton Green, 85.5, $3,295; 3. Cody Demoss, 85, $2,775; 4. Taos Muncy, 84, $2,255; 5. Josh Harden, 83.5, $1,387; 6. Lane Cust, 83.25, $1,041; 7. Tyler Corrington, 83, $867; 8. Jacobs Crawley, 82.5, $694; 9. Cort Scheer, 82.25, $520; 10. (tie) Isaac Diaz, Justin Berg and Heith DeMoss, 81.5, $116 each.

Tie down roping: 1. Shane Hanchey, 7.1 seconds, $3,676; 2. Stetson Vest, 7.2, $3,370; 3. (tie) Alwin Bouchard, Murray Pole and Jason Schaffer, 7.3, $2,553; 6. (tie) Blair Smith and Ryan Jarrett, 7.4, $1,532; 8. Logan Bird and Jesse Popescul, 7.6, $1,021; 10. Matt Shiozawa, 7.7, $613.

Barrel racing: 1. Carman Pozzobon, 15.796 seconds, $3,835; 2. Callahan Crossley, 15.824, $3,068; 3. Jaime Hinton, 15.859, $2,493; 4. Lynette Brodoway, 15.885, $1,918; 5. Rene Leclercq, 15.909, $1,534; 6. Ivy Conrado, 15.970, $1,151; 7. Jackie Ganter, 15.987, $959; 8. Taylor Manning, 16.012, $863; 9. Jenna O’Reilly, 16.035, $767; 10. Tillar Murray, 16.089, $671; 11. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 16.111, $575; 12. Kellie Collier, 16.114, $479; 13. Rylee Shields, 16.118, $384; 14. Kendra Edey, 16.159, $288; 15. Sierra Shields, 16.178, $192.

Bull riding: 1. Tyler Pankewitz, 88.75 points on Calgary Stampede’s Night Moves, $3,632; 2. Scott Schiffner, 86.5, $2,875; 3. Sage Kimzey, 85.75, $2,421; 4. (tie) Jordan Hansen and Tim Lipsett, 85.25, $1,589 each; 6. Brock Radford, 85, $908; 7. Garrett Green, 84.5, $757; 8. Jared Parsonage, 84.25, $605; 9. Garrett Smith, 80.25, $454; 10. Todd Chotowetz, 79.5, $303.

Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede. Sub contractors: Outlaw Buckers and Franklin. Announcer: Brett Gardiner. Rodeo secretary: Catherine Laycraft. Timers: Betty Algate and Denise Acres. Pick up men: Wade Rempel and Travis Erickson. Bull fighters: Brett Monea and Scott Waye. Flank man: Tyler Kraft.

Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo
Merritt, British Columbia, Sept. 2-3

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Colin Adams, on C+ Rodeo’s The Graduate and J.R. Vezain, on C+ Rodeo’s Christian, 84 points, $847 each; 3. Cole Goodine, 83, $607; 4. (tie) Dantan Bertsch and Kyle Bowers, 82, $368 each; 6. Luke Creasy, 80.5, $160.

Steer wrestling: 1. Hunter Cure, 3.9 seconds, $1,470; 2. Joe Guze, 4.2, $1,278; 3. (tie) Curtis Cassidy and Landon Beardsworth, 4.4, $991 each; 5. Baillie Milan, 4.5, $703; 6. (tie) Justin Paul Schaffer and Lucas Parker, 4.6, $415 each; 8. Dustin Walker, Matt Reeves and Jason Thomas, 4.8, $43 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Colton Melby, on C+ Rodeo’s Kiss’n Kate and Layton Green, on Duffy Rodeo’s Bootilear, 82 points, $1,020 each; 3. Josh Harden, 81.5, $583; 4. Dusty Hausauer, 80.5, $291.

Team roping: 1. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.6 seconds, $1,186 each; 2. Cory Kidd/Cole Davison, 4.8, $981; 3. (tie) Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, Denver Johnson/Spencer Rutherford and Brady Tryan/Lane Mitchell, 5.3, $572 each; 6. Riley Roy/Brady Chappel, 5.6, $204.

Tie down roping: 1. Cory Solomon, 8.1 seconds, $1,427; 2. Clayton Smith, 8.4, $1,241; 3. Kyle Lucas, 8.5, $1,055; 4. Morgan Grant, 9.0, $869; 5. Randall Carlisle, 9.2, $682; 6. Tyler Johnson, 9.3, $496; 7. Erik Dublanko, 9.5, $310; 8. Shaun Miller, 10.4, $124.

Barrel racing: 1. Melissa Thiessen, 15.884 seconds, $1,086; 2. Jaime Hinton, 15.968, $931; 3. Callahan Crossley, 16.022, $776; 4. Carman Pozzobon, 16.055, $672; 5. Lynette Brodoway, 16.160, $517; 6. Taylor Manning, 16.213, $414; 7. Colby Gilbert, 16.261, $310; 8. Kendra Edey, 16.282, $207; 9. Gaylene Buff, 16.330, $155; 10. Bailee Switzer, 16.338, $103.

Bull riding: 1. Chris Young, 75 points on C+ Rodeo’s 074 Ill Will, $900; no other qualified rides.

Total payoff: $35,157. Stock contractor: C+ Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Duffy Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Marion Pippolo. Officials:Courtney Smith and John Gillis. Timers: Paddy Thomas and Lonnie Rolph. Announcer: Tyson Pietsch. Bullfighters: Houston Gleeson and Travis James. Flankman: Roy Call. Pickup men: Wade McNolty and Earl Call.

Iron County Fair and PRCA Rodeo


Parowan, Utah, Sept. 2-4


All-around cowboy: Stetson Wright, $1,049, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.


Bareback riding: 1. Caleb Bennett, 81.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Ten High, $1,799; 2. Trenten Montero, 80, $1,363; 3. (tie) Tanner Phipps and Grant Denny, 78, $818 each; 5. Cody Kiser, 77, $382; 6. (tie) Logan Patterson and Morgan Wilde, 73, $136 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Riley Hamilton, 16.4 seconds, $1,166; no other qualified runs. 


Team roping: 1. Randon Adams/Jory Levy, 4.9 seconds, $1,458 each; 2. (tie) Rhett Anderson/Quinn Kesler and Chase Massengill/Logan Medlin, 5.4, $1,081 each; 4. Pace Freed/Jade Anderson, 5.6, $704; 5. Clint Kap/Justin Hodson, 5.8, $453; 6. Robby Farias/Austin Carter, 6.2, $251. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 83 points on Bar T Rodeo's Big John, $1,839; 2. Alex Wright, 82, $1,410; 3. Colton Miller, 80.5, $1,042; 4. Taos Muncy, 80, $674; 5. Spencer Wright, 79, $429; 6. Landon Mecham, 78.5, $306; 7. Jake Larson, 78, $245; 8. Mitch Pollock, 76.5, $184. 


Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Clint Robinson and Keaton Newman, 8.3 seconds, $922 each; 3. Ty Baker, 8.5, $661; 4. Jesse Loveless, 9.4, $487; 5. Kenneth Winn, 9.9, $313; 6. Justin Truman, 11.5, $174. 


Bull riding: 1. Rylan Wright, 83 points on Bar T Rodeo's Jiggit, $2,389; 2. Wyatt Hallett, 79, $1,923; 3. Stetson Wright, 75.5, $1,515; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $36,259. Stock contractor: Bar T Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Wendie Flitton. Timers: Kellie Addington and Julie Trease. Announcer: Wayne Wise. Bullfighters: Jamie Cox and Bud Bentley. Clown/barrelman: Scott Cameron. Flankman: Jeff Flitton. Chute boss: Jeff Flitton. Pickup men: Will Payne and Devun Day. Music director: Derreld Yost.

White Sulphur Springs Labor Day Rodeo


White Sulphur Spring, Mont., Sept. 3-4


All-around cowboy: Ben Ayre, $938, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Tristan Hansen, 82.5 points on JS Rodeo's Walkin Boss, $921; 2. Buck Lunak, 81, $691; 3. Troy Vaira, 77, $461; 4. Brandley Peabody, 76, $230. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Ben Ayre and Shawn Downing, 4.0 seconds, $938 each; 3. Mike Gollaher, 4.2, $536; 4. Bill Boyce, 4.3, $268. 


Team roping: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 4.5 seconds, $1,261 each; 2. Clay Robertson/Matt Robertson, 5.1, $1,043; 3. (tie) Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp and Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.2, $717 each; 5. (tie) Austin Barstow/Jason Schaffer and Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 6.0, $304 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Kruse, 77.5 points on JS Rodeo's Open Market, $1,015; 2. Kendall Green, 71, $761; 3. Kole Ashbfacher, 69, $508; 4. (tie) Keenan Reinhardt and Ricky Warren, 66, $127 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Riley Pruitt, 7.5 seconds, $940; 2. (tie) Cy Eames, Bode Scott and Chase Williams, 8.8, $470 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Lindsay Kruse, 17.18 seconds, $573; 2. Becky Fuson, 17.21, $498; 3. Heather Knerr, 17.23, $423; 4. Rene Cloninger, 17.30, $349; 5. Carrie Murnion, 17.44, $274; 6. (tie) Shelby Blixt and Nikki Hansen, 17.46, $162 each; 8. Tara Stimpson, 17.57, $50. 


Bull riding: First round: 1. Kyle Zeigler, 80.5 points on JS Rodeo's R to G To, $307; 2. Luke Gee, 76, $230; 3. Parker Breding, 71, $154; 4. Clayton Savage, 70, $77. Second round: No qualified rides. * Average: 1. (tie) Kyle Zeigler and Kyle Zeigler, 80.5 points on one head, $307 each; 2. (tie) Luke Gee and Luke Gee, 76, $230 each. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $24,666. Stock contractor: JS Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Trisha Davis-Stacy. Officials: Gordie Kesler and Jim Cutler. Timers: Joyce Kesler and Trisha Davis-Stacy. Announcer: B.J. Jordan. Bullfighters: Kaleb Barrett and Sean Peterson. Clown/barrelman: Hippie Engelkes. Flankman: John Smith. Pickup men: Curt Clarke and David Lewis. Music director: Brian Rapier

Montana s Biggest Weekend


Dillon, Mont., Sept. 2-3


All-around cowboy: (tie) Erich Rogers, tie-down roping and team roping, and Dakota W Eldridge, tie-down roping and steer wrestling, $1,282 each.


Bareback riding: 1. Tristan Hansen, 81 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Parlor Game, $1,588; 2. Chase Erickson, 78, $1,203; 3. (tie) Troy Vaira, Logan Patterson and Cavan Wrzesinski, 75, $594 each; 6. Jesse Nelson, 73, $241. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Tanner Milan, 3.8 seconds, $2,357; 2. Curtis Cassidy, 3.9, $2,049; 3. Ty Erickson, 4.1, $1,742; 4. (tie) Jacob Shofner, Kalane Anders, Kyle Irwin and Jon Ragatz, 4.2, $973 each; 8. Tyler Pearson, 4.3, $205. 


Team roping: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 4.2 seconds, $2,681 each; 2. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.5, $2,331; 3. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.8, $1,982; 4. Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, 5.1, $1,632; 5. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.7, $1,282; 6. Jack Graham/Sam Levine, 6.1, $932; 7. Travis Nichols/Shane Bessette, 6.2, $583; 8. (tie) Jason Carlson/Zachary Schweigert, Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres and Chaz Kananen/Dustin Wells, 6.3, $78 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Andy Clarys, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Domino Theory, and Colton Miller, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Outlaw Tunes, 84 points, $1,663 each; 3. Tyler Turco, 78, $1,032; 4. Chase Brooks, 77, $688; 5. Landon Mecham, 76, $401; 6. Ricky Warren, 75, $287. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Reese Riemer, 8.3 seconds, $1,903; 2. Cy Eames, 9.0, $1,654; 3. (tie) Dakota Eldridge and Ryan Jarrett, 9.1, $1,282 each; 5. Stetson Vest, 9.5, $910; 6. Joey Dickens, 9.6, $662; 7. (tie) Cimarron Boardman and Taylor Santos, 9.8, $290 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Carmel Wright, 17.25 seconds, $1,838; 2. Ashley Sudan, 17.49, $1,575; 3. Shelly Anzick, 17.53, $1,313; 4. Lisa Anderson, 17.54, $1,138; 5. Mandy Hamilton, 17.61, $875; 6. (tie) Sue Smith and Jana Bean, 17.63, $613 each; 8. (tie) Heidi Schmid, Tara Stimpson and Rene Cloninger, 17.66, $263 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Wesley Silcox, 83 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Badger Claws, $1,827; 2. Parker Breding, 81, $1,384; 3. (tie) Riley Blankenship and Quinn Greenough, 80, $830 each; 5. Joe Frost, 79.5, $388; 6. Tyler Bingham, 79, $277. 


Total payoff: $68,555. Stock contractor: Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls. Rodeo secretary: Debi Davis. Officials: Bruce Keller and Clay Kirkham. Timers: `Marlo Ward and Kelly Hawkinson. Announcers: Barney Sheridan and Will Rasmussen. Specialty act: Donnie Landis. Bullfighters: Sylvan La Cross and J.D. Harrell. Clown/barrelman: Donnie Landis. Flankman: Wade Sankey. Chute boss: Tom Neuens. Pickup men: Andy Bolich and K.C. Verhelst. Photographer: Jackie Jensen. Music director: Tara Sheridan

Colorado State Fair & Rodeo


Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 25-29


All-around cowboy: Jesse Jolly, $2,228, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Orin Larsen, 87 points on Harry Vold Rodeo's Excalibur, $2,953; 2. Bill Tutor, 84.5, $2,264; 3. Kash Wilson, 82, $1,673; 4. (tie) Ty Breuer and Taylor Broussard, 81.5, $886 each; 6. Devan Reilly, 81, $492; 7. Jessy Davis, 80.5, $394; 8. (tie) Chance Ames, Steven Dent and Logan Corbett, 80, $98 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Chason Floyd, 3.4 seconds, $1,694; 2. Stan Branco, 3.6, $1,402; 3. Aaron Vosler, 3.8, $1,110; 4. J.D. Struxness, 4.0, $818; 5. (tie) Jule Hazen, Tanner Brunner and Jesse Jolly, 4.1, $273 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Kyle Irwin and Cole Edge, 3.7 seconds, $1,548 each; 3. Payden McIntyre, 3.9, $1,110; 4. (tie) Blair Jones, Tyler Waguespack and Rowdy Parrott, 4.0, $545 each. Average: 1. Chason Floyd, 7.8 seconds on two head, $2,541; 2. Kyle Irwin, 8.0, $2,103; 3. Coltin Hill, 8.3, $1,665; 4. Jesse Jolly, 8.4, $1,227; 5. Jule Hazen, 8.7, $789; 6. Payden McIntyre, 8.8, $438. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Logan Olson/Kyle Lockett, 7.3 seconds, $1,566 each; 2. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 7.7, $1,296; 3. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 7.8, $1,026; 4. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 8.0, $756; 5. Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller, 8.6, $486; 6. Brian Dunning/Todd Wilson, 8.7, $270. Second round: 1. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 6.7 seconds, $1,566 each; 2. Jay Tittel/Richard Durham, 6.8, $1,296; 3. Paul Beckett/Chad Wahlert, 6.9, $1,026; 4. Tory Shaffer/Jason DeVore, 7.1, $756; 5. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 7.3, $486; 6. Brit Ellerman/Jesse Sheffield, 7.8, $270. Average: 1. Jay Tittel/Richard Durham, 15.7 seconds on two head, $2,348 each; 2. Logan Olson/Kyle Lockett, 16.0, $1,943; 3. Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller, 16.7, $1,539; 4. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 16.9, $1,134; 5. Corey Whinnery/Jesse Jolly, 18.8, $729; 6. Wade Kreutzer/Clancey Kreutzer, 19.7, $405. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jake Wright, 86.5 points on Harry Vold Rodeo's Pillow Talk, $3,206; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 85, $2,458; 3. Wyatt Casper, 84.5, $1,817; 4. Brody Cress, 82.5, $1,176; 5. Cody DeMoss, 81.5, $748; 6. Heith DeMoss, 81, $534; 7. (tie) Clayton Brum and Leon Fountain, 80.5, $374 each. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Hunter Herrin, 7.8 seconds, $1,752; 2. Seth Hall, 7.9, $1,450; 3. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Jesse Clark, 8.1, $997 each; 5. Mesquite Mahaffey, 8.2, $544; 6. Joe Colletti, 8.4, $302. Second round: 1. Sterling Smith, 7.8 seconds, $1,752; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 8.0, $1,450; 3. Tyler Milligan, 8.3, $1,148; 4. (tie) Westyn Hughes, Cory Solomon and J.C. Malone, 8.4, $564 each. Average: 1. Sterling Smith, 16.9 seconds on two head, $2,629; 2. Jesse Clark, 17.1, $2,175; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 17.2, $1,722; 4. Westyn Hughes, 17.4, $1,269; 5. Mesquite Mahaffey, 17.6, $816; 6. Hunter Herrin, 17.7, $453. 


Barrel racing: 1. Shali Lord, 17.74 seconds, $2,217; 2. Laura Lambert, 17.78, $1,884; 3. Carley Richardson, 17.84, $1,552; 4. (tie) Ivy Conrado and Sydni Blanchard, 17.88, $1,219 each; 6. Katie Jolly, 17.95, $776; 7. (tie) Jana Bean and Katelyn Scott, 17.99, $499 each; 9. Elaine Hollings, 18.00, $388; 10. CJ Vondette, 18.03, $332; 11. Heather Colletti, 18.06, $277; 12. (tie) Carla Beckett and Lorie Diodosio, 18.11, $111 each. 


Bull riding: 1. (tie) Trey Benton III, on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo's Monte Walsh, and Shane Proctor, on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo's Foolish Crimes, 89.5 points, $3,512 each; 3. Dustin Bowen, 88, $2,253; 4. Tyler Viers, 85.5, $1,458; 5. Clayton Sellars, 82, $928; 6. Corey Maier, 80, $663; 7. Jeston Mead, 79.5, $530; 8. Drew Flynn, 76.5, $398. 


Total payoff: $130,849. Stock contractor: Harry Vold Rodeo. Sub-contractors: JK Rodeo, 4L & Diamond S Rodeo and Rocky Mountain Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Barb Duggan. Officials: George Gibbs, Glenn Sullivan and Chuck Hoss. Timers: Shawna Ray and Mikey Duggan. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Dustin Konig and Wacey Munsell. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Glenn Southwick, Fred Boettcher, Scott Pickens and Ty Rinaldo. Chute bosses: Kirsten Vold and Dalton Ward. Pickup men: Dalton Ward and Josh Edwards. Photographer: Em Power. Music director: Benje Bendele.

Magic Valley Stampede


Filer, Idaho, Aug. 31-Sept. 2


All-around cowboy: Dakota W Eldridge, $3,900, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Caleb Bennett, 88 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Thunder Monkey, $2,775; 2. J.R. Vezain, 83, $2,127; 3. Orin Larsen, 82.5, $1,572; 4. (tie) Tilden Hooper and Kaycee Feild, 81.5, $832 each; 6. Wyatt Bloom, 81, $462; 7. (tie) Richmond Champion, Justin Miller and Tanner Phipps, 80, $216 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Dakota Eldridge, 3.8 seconds, $2,443; 2. (tie) Hank Filippini and Josh Peek, 4.1, $1,965 each; 4. Dirk Tavenner, 4.5, $1,487; 5. Ty Erickson, 4.6, $1,168; 6. (tie) Clay Lloyd and Seth Hadlock, 4.8, $690 each; 8. Curtis Cassidy, 5.1, $212. 


Team roping: 1. Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.2 seconds, $3,501 each; 2. (tie) Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens and Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 4.6, $2,948 each; 4. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.9, $2,395; 5. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 5.3, $2,027; 6. (tie) Rob Webb/Dan Webb, Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison and Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 5.4, $1,290 each; 9. Jesse Stipes/Jake Clay, 5.6, $553; 10. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 5.9, $184. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ryder Wright, 87 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Robin Hood, $3,029; 2. Spencer Wright, 85, $2,322; 3. Leon Fountain, 84, $1,716; 4. (tie) Cody DeMoss, Brody Cress and Clay Elliott, 83.5, $774 each; 7. (tie) Heith DeMoss and Allen Boore, 83, $353 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Scott Kormos, 8.2 seconds, $2,681; 2. Tyler Milligan, 8.4, $2,331; 3. Jake Hannum, 8.5, $1,982; 4. (tie) Dakota Eldridge and Taylor Santos, 8.6, $1,457 each; 6. Rhen Richard, 8.9, $932; 7. Shank Edwards, 9.1, $583; 8. K.C. Miller, 9.3, $233. 


Barrel racing: 1. Ivy Conrado, 17.20 seconds, $2,423; 2. Italy Sheehan, 17.24, $2,060; 3. Kellie Collier, 17.34, $1,696; 4. Carmel Wright, 17.36, $1,454; 5. Jill Atkinson, 17.39, $1,212; 6. Sherry Cervi, 17.48, $848; 7. Mary Aller, 17.49, $606; 8. Kelly Larsen, 17.52, $485; 9. Jamie Gee, 17.55, $424; 10. Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.56, $363; 11. (tie) Christine Laughlin, Jennifer Barrett and Cassidy Kruse, 17.59, $182 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Trevor Reiste, 85 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Delco, $3,046; 2. (tie) Wesley Silcox and Riley Blankenship, 84, $2,030 each; 4. Jess Davison, 83.5, $1,117; 5. (tie) Boudreaux Campbell and Jordan Spears, 83, $609 each; 7. Joe Frost, 77.5, $406; 8. Roscoe Jarboe, 77, $305. 


Total payoff: $104,040. Stock contractor: Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls. Rodeo secretary: Rowena Nelson. Timers: Dawn Williams and DeeDee Dickinson. Announcer: Will Rasmussen. Specialty act: Dusty Barrett. Bullfighters: Tyson Hutchison and Joe Butler. Clown/barrelman: Dusty Barrett. Flankman: Ike Sankey. Chute bosses: Dusty Duba and Ike Sankey. Pickup men: James Brown and Jared Gill. Photographer: Amanda Dilworth. Music director: Ben Benavides.

Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo


Plains, Mont., Sept. 1-2


All-around cowboy: Jason Schaffer, $2,032, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Buck Lunak, 85.5 points on D & H Cattle's Magic School Bus, $1,480; 2. Jessy Davis, 84.5, $1,121; 3. Justin Miller, 81.5, $807; 4. Tucker Zingg, 80.5, $538; 5. Tristan Hansen, 80, $314; 6. Chase Erickson, 78, $224. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Rowdy Parrott and Tanner Milan, 4.0 seconds, $2,041 each; 3. Will Stovall, 4.2, $1,614; 4. (tie) Scott Guenthner, Jacob Talley, Levi Rudd, Tyler Pearson, Ty Erickson and Justice Johnson, 4.6, $633 each. 


Team roping: 1. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.7 seconds, $1,512 each; 2. Max Kuttler/Kory Mytty, 5.0, $1,251; 3. (tie) Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza and Cody Tew/Justin Viles, 5.4, $860 each; 5. Cory Kidd V/Cole Davison, 5.7, $469; 6. Travis Nichols/Shane Bessette, 6.5, $261. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Brody Cress, 87 points on D & H Cattle's Lip Ripper, $1,819; 2. Cody DeMoss, 85.5, $1,394; 3. Blaise Freeman, 83, $1,031; 4. Kole Ashbfacher, 82.5, $667; 5. Wyatt Thurston, 80.5, $424; 6. Dawson Dahm, 78, $303; 7. Tanner Hollenback, 76.5, $243; 8. (tie) Chance Barrass and Charlie Lytle, 75.5, $91 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jason Schaffer, 8.3 seconds, $2,032; 2. Stetson Vest, 8.6, $1,767; 3. Taylor Santos, 8.8, $1,502; 4. (tie) Shank Edwards and Bode Scott, 9.0, $1,105 each; 6. (tie) J.C. Malone and Lane Livingston, 9.2, $574 each; 8. Ace Slone, 9.6, $177. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jana Bean, 17.32 seconds, $1,589; 2. Heather Knerr, 17.36, $1,362; 3. Carmel Wright, 17.40, $1,135; 4. Nikki Hansen, 17.55, $984; 5. Mandy Hamilton, 17.61, $757; 6. (tie) Kathy Grimes, Ashley Sudan and Lindsay Kruse, 17.65, $454 each; 9. Becky Fuson, 17.66, $227; 10. (tie) Callie Wollenburg and Kellie Collier, 17.71, $76 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Markus Mariluch, 87 points on Powder River Rodeo's Rock On, $3,327; 2. Clayton Foltyn, 86.5, $2,562; 3. Trey Benton III, 86, $1,906; 4. Roscoe Jarboe, 85.5, $1,250; 5. Sage Kimzey, 84.5, $812; 6. Parker Breding, 84, $594; 7. Elliot Jacoby, 77, $484; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $60,405. Stock contractor: Powder River Rodeo. Sub-contractor: D & H Cattle. Rodeo secretary: Jessi Franzen. Officials: Gordie Kesler and Mike Nauman. Timers: Jessi Franzen and Penny Walton. Announcer: Bob Tallman. Specialty act: Cody Sosebee. Bullfighters: Kaleb Barrett, Garrett Kissack and Brandon Loden. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankmen: John Franzen and Carroll Gilstrap. Chute boss: John Franzen. Pickup men: Clint Humble and Jay Shaw. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.

Pine City Championship PRCA Rodeo


Pine City, Minn., Sept. 2-3


All-around cowboy: Chance T Oftedahl, $942, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. J.C. Hester Jr., 84 points on Dakota Rodeo's American Grafiti, $1,117; 2. (tie) Jess Pope and Bee Jay Scott, 79, $728 each; 4. Garrett Shadbolt, 78, $406; 5. Jordan Pelton, 77, $237; 6. Mike Fred, 76, $169. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Chance Carlson, 4.5 seconds, $996; 2. Eli Lord, 5.1, $747; 3. Cody Metsker, 5.3, $498; 4. Tee Burress, 5.5, $249. 


Team roping: 1. Chance Oftedahl/Joe Kane, 5.7 seconds, $942 each; 2. A.J. Zieman/Luke Morast, 5.9, $780; 3. Scott White/Matt Kasner, 6.0, $617; 4. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 6.4, $455; 5. Jason Thorstenson/J.D. Gerard, 6.7, $292; 6. J.T. Teague/Chad Day, 6.9, $162. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jace Blackwell, 85 points on Dakota Rodeo's Covergirl, $1,247; 2. (tie) Cody Rud and Ty Manke, 82, $812 each; 4. Tegan Smith, 79.5, $453; 5. Louie Brunson, 79, $265; 6. (tie) Kirk Nelson, Jordan Corrigan and Taygen Schuelke, 78, $63 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Cody Huber, 8.9 seconds, $978; 2. T.J. Hobson, 9.0, $733; 3. Kyle Whitaker, 10.7, $489; 4. Jamie Thompson, 11.6, $244. 


Bull riding: No qualified rides. 


Total payoff: $24,146. Stock contractor: Dakota Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Val Lundquist. Officials: Nate Young and Gregory Caron. Timers: Megan Kuntz and Val Lundquist. Announcer: Davie Kimm. Specialty act: Johnny Dudley. Bullfighters: Jeff Crouch and Nick Kaup. Clown/barrelman: Johnny Dudley. Flankman: Tyson Fowler. Chute boss: Joe Simon. Pickup men: Ryan Schumacher and Jeff Crouch. Music director: Nicky Kimm.

Pioneer City Rodeo


Palestine, Ill., Sept. 1-3


All-around cowboy: Kyle Whitaker, $2,839, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Tim O'Connell, 86 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Hawley Falls, $1,480; 2. Chad Rutherford, 82, $1,121; 3. Bill Tutor, 77, $807; 4. (tie) Jess Pope and Evan Jayne, 75, $426 each; 6. (tie) Tyler Waltz and Bee Jay Scott, 72, $112 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Jacob Edler, 4.7 seconds, $1,643; 2. Gary Gilbert, 4.8, $1,429; 3. Kyle Whitaker, 5.1, $1,214; 4. Cord Spradley, 5.3, $1,000; 5. (tie) Bob Lawlyes and Noel Strahan, 5.6, $679 each; 7. Tucker Allen, 6.4, $357; 8. Jarek VanPetten, 7.1, $143. 


Team roping: 1. Brent Aldoff/Ty Chancey, 5.3 seconds, $1,617 each; 2. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson, 5.4, $1,339; 3. Cody Graham/Jason Stroup, 6.2, $1,060; 4. Jared Meyer/Joel Meyer, 6.4, $781; 5. Branden Duff/Jimmie Allen, 6.5, $502; 6. Micah Eveland/Lucas Falconer, 6.6, $279. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tate Thybo, 82 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Bailamos, $1,653; 2. Jade Blackwell, 80, $1,253; 3. Kirk Nelson, 76, $902; 4. (tie) Logan Allen and Taygen Schuelke, 75, $476 each; 6. Louie Brunson, 74, $251. 


Tie-down roping: 1. T.J. Hobson, 8.2 seconds, $1,963; 2. Kyle Whitaker, 9.8, $1,624; 3. Hadley DeShazo, 10.1, $1,286; 4. Shane Wesley, 10.4, $948; 5. Fenton Nelson, 10.8, $609; 6. Jesse Hinkle, 11.1, $338. 


Barrel racing: 1. Lacinda Rose, 16.82 seconds, $1,554; 2. Marne Loosenort, 17.00, $1,332; 3. Laura Kennedy, 17.13, $1,110; 4. Jennifer Arnold, 17.16, $962; 5. Cheyenne Schnelle, 17.19, $740; 6. Kristine Knauf, 17.20, $592; 7. Dusta Kimzey, 17.25, $444; 8. Kelsi Haller, 17.29, $296; 9. Brittany Jacobsen, 17.32, $222; 10. Robin Beck, 17.35, $148. 


Bull riding: 1. Trevor Reiste, 87 points on Championship Pro Rodeo's Fire Fly, $2,100; 2. (tie) Blake Dunsmore and Freeman Yoder, 80, $1,429 each; 4. Coy Thorson, 79, $875; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $48,842. Stock contractor: Championship Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Barnes PRCA Rodeo and JC Kitaif ProRodeos. Rodeo secretary: Martha Martin. Officials: DeWitt Forrest Jr and Bobby Goodspeed. Timers: Bonnie Cusimano and Martha Martin. Announcer: Mike Mathis. Specialty acts: Haley Ganzel, Lindy Nealey and John Harrison. Bullfighters: Patrick Crawford and Cody Greer. Clown/barrelman: John Harrison. Flankmen: Brett Barrett and Marty Barnes. Chute boss: Benny Cude Jr. Pickup men: Jeff Rector and Will O'Connell. Music director: Mark Evans.

Elk City Rodeo Of Champions


Elk City, Okla., Sept. 1-3


All-around cowboy: Steven Dent, $2,021, bareback riding and saddle bronc riding.


Bareback riding: 1. Tim O'Connell, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Nutrena's Anything Goes, $2,637; 2. Steven Dent, 85, $2,021; 3. Chad Rutherford, 84, $1,494; 4. Anthony Thomas, 81.5, $967; 5. Blaine Kaufman, 81, $615; 6. Caine Riddle, 80.5, $439; 7. Bill Tutor, 77.5, $352; 8. Jamie Howlett, 74.5, $264. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Stockton Graves, 3.6 seconds, $1,881; 2. Denver Berry, 4.4, $1,557; 3. (tie) Jake Johnson and Jacob Edler, 4.5, $1,070 each; 5. (tie) Mason Carter and Tanner Brunner, 4.7, $454 each. 


Team roping: 1. Casey Hicks/Braden Harmon, 4.5 seconds, $1,196 each; 2. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 5.1, $989; 3. Dylan Gordon/Hunter Koch, 5.4, $783; 4. Miles Baker/Jace Crabb, 5.5, $577; 5. Jake Pancost/David Hinman, 6.1, $371; 6. (tie) Bubba Buckaloo/Austin Rogers and Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 6.4, $103 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cody Wright, 81.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Mean Dream, $2,992; 2. Tyrel Larsen, 80.5, $2,294; 3. Joe Lufkin, 79, $1,695; 4. Spencer Wright, 78.5, $1,097; 5. Colt Gordon, 77.5, $698; 6. Dean Wadsworth, 77, $499; 7. (tie) Garet Aldridge and Toby Collins, 75.5, $349 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jarrod Branch, 9.0 seconds, $1,622; 2. Mesquite Mahaffey, 9.6, $1,410; 3. Pryce Harris, 10.0, $1,199; 4. J.T. Adamson, 10.6, $987; 5. Lane Jeffrey, 11.1, $776; 6. Rhett Ridling, 11.2, $564; 7. (tie) Cheyenne Stanley and Cole Bailey, 11.4, $247 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 15.78 seconds, $1,411; 2. Dona Kay Rule, 15.84, $1,210; 3. Tamara Reinhardt, 16.00, $1,008; 4. Erin Reich, 16.04, $874; 5. Michele McLeod, 16.05, $672; 6. Kylie Weast, 16.08, $538; 7. Emily Miller, 16.11, $403; 8. Jean Winters, 16.21, $269; 9. (tie) Peyton Glenn and Kelly Bruner, 16.23, $168 each. 


Bull riding: 1. (tie) Clayton Sellars, on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Record Rack's 90 Proof, and Trevor Kastner, on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Strong City Slammer, 84.5 points, $3,426 each; 3. Shane Proctor, 81.5, $2,385; 4. Kyle Zeigler, 79, $1,727; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $59,828. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Vickie Shireman. Officials: Skip Emmett and Clayton Macom. Timers: Vickie Shireman and Dollie Riddle. Announcer: Wayne Brooks. Specialty acts: Rodeny Gaston and Bobby Reid. Bullfighters: Weston Rutkowski and Chuck Swisher. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankman: Rhett Beutler. Chute bosses: Rhett Beutler and Bronc Rumford. Pickup men: Shandon Stalls and Yandy Yarbrough. Photographer: David Seymore. Music director: Stan Loughridge.

Labor Day Rodeo


Cedar Vale, Kan., Sept. 2


All-around cowboy: Brady McFarren, $465, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Mike Fred, 78 points on Silver Creek Rodeo's Interstate Daydream, $761; 2. Tyler Erickson, 76, $457; 3. Will Martin, 75, $305. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Ryan Swayze, 5.1 seconds, $357; 2. Brady McFarren, 5.6, $268; 3. Joby Allen, 9.0, $179; no other qualified runs. 


Team roping: 1. Troy Boone/Chase Boekhaus, 6.5 seconds, $494 each; 2. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 7.7, $296; 3. Brady McFarren/Justin Fox, 9.0, $197. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ross Griffin, 73 points on Silver Creek Rodeo's Birthday Suit, $699; 2. Kip Overman, 64, $525; no other qualified rides. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Bryce Loyd, 11.2 seconds, $357; 2. Caleb Bullock, 11.3, $268; no other qualified runs. 


Barrel racing: 1. Cindy Gillespie, 18.67 seconds, $376; 2. Cierra Chapman, 18.88, $282; 3. LeAnn Stockton, 18.98, $188; 4. Tracy Nowlin, 19.55, $94. 


Bull riding: 1. Garrett Wickett, 84.5 points on Silver Creek Rodeo's On The Wagon, $905; 2. Lane Clark, 79, $740; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $9,616. Stock contractor: Silver Creek Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Darla Kelley. Officials: Chris Bastien and Earl Blevins. Timers: Darla Kelley and Val Worrell. Announcer: Scott Fry. Specialty act: Jeff Garner. Bullfighters: Ely Sharkey and Zach Flatt. Clown/barrelman: Jeff Garner. Flankman: Matt Williams. Chute boss: Matt Williams. Pickup men: Jake McKellips and Justin Lewis. Photographer: Phill Kitts. Music director: Remington Fry.

Ocala Shrine Rodeo


Ocala, Fla., Sept. 1-2


All-around cowboy: Jamie Haney, $1,012, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Trey Moore III, 77 points on Five Star Rodeo's Outsider, $921; 2. Taylor Broussard, 76, $691; 3. Matthew Smith, 75, $461; 4. Luke Herbert, 72, $230. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Juan Alcazar Jr, 4.3 seconds, $1,056; 2. Clint Thomas, 4.4, $874; 3. (tie) Mose Fleming and Jamie Haney, 4.6, $601 each; 5. Caleb Buchanan, 4.9, $328; 6. Lane Chipley, 5.3, $182. 


Team roping: 1. Keven Daniel/Brad Culpepper, 5.4 seconds, $879 each; 2. Hayden Grant/John Hudson, 6.5, $728; 3. Monty Leggett/Cord Spradley, 7.8, $576; 4. Jack Andrews/Arky Rogers, 11.7, $424; 5. Nelson Linares/Spunk Sasser, 15.1, $273; 6. Kaston Peavy/Mark Gentry, 20.3, $152. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Justin Caylor, 79.5 points on Five Star Rodeo's Stars & Stripes, $865; 2. Jim Burnette, 73.5, $649; 3. Shane Kuhn, 72, $432; 4. Alan Frierson, 65, $216. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Justin Thigpen, 8.4 seconds, $1,036; 2. Seth Rodriguez, 9.0, $857; 3. Josh Keese, 9.8, $679; 4. (tie) Jamie Haney and Cord Spradley, 10.5, $411 each; 6. Jason Hanchey, 11.1, $179. 


Barrel racing: 1. Kaley Bass, 16.56 seconds, $934; 2. Sally Young, 16.68, $800; 3. Jordyn Pleskovich, 16.77, $667; 4. Taylor Carver, 16.79, $578; 5. Kelley Carrington, 16.81, $445; 6. Julie Thomas, 16.89, $356; 7. Macy Brown, 16.91, $267; 8. Kristin Hanchey, 16.94, $178; 9. Mandy Amos, 17.08, $133; 10. Amie Crews, 17.12, $89. 


Bull riding: * First round: 1. Austin Beaty, 81 points on Five Star Rodeo's No. 24, $500; 2. Michael Riggs Jr., 72, $409; no other qualified rides. * Second round: 1. Lance Daniel, 62 points on Five Star Rodeo's Soldier Boy, $909; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Austin Beaty, 81 points on one head, $363; 2. Michael Riggs Jr., 72, $273; 3. Lance Daniel , 62, $182. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $26,398. Stock contractor: Five Star Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Silver Spurs Club. Rodeo secretary: Mildred Klingemann. Timers: Judy Harville and Sheri Gornto. Announcers: Norman Edwards and Roger Mooney. Specialty acts: Trent McFarland and Jessica Blair. Bullfighter: Richard Guthrie. Clown/barrelman: Trent McFarland. Flankmen: Paul Bowers Jr and Steve Knowles. Chute boss: Marty Johns.

Longford Rodeo


Longford, Kan., Sept. 1-2


All-around cowboy: Jerome Schneeberger, $790, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Blaine Kaufman, 80.5 points on New Frontier Rodeo's Elvis, $744; 2. Justin Pollmiller, 79, $558; 3. Jared Keylon, 78, $372; 4. Will Martin, 76.5, $186. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Cody Devers, 4.9 seconds, $902; 2. Weston Taylor, 5.4, $677; 3. Ryan Swayze, 6.3, $451; 4. Blair Jones, 9.6, $226. 


Team roping: 1. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 7.2 seconds, $825 each; 2. Eli Lord/Tucker White, 7.7, $618; 3. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 12.0, $412; 4. Troy Boone/Chase Boekhaus, 19.6, $206. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Dalton Davis, 77.5 points on New Frontier Rodeo's Tear Drop, $699; 2. Wyatt Lohman, 71, $525; no other qualified rides. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jerome Schneeberger, 9.4 seconds, $790; 2. Paul David Tierney, 11.6, $592; 3. Jess Woodward, 11.9, $395; 4. Bryce Loyd, 12.7, $197. 


Barrel racing: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 14.74 seconds, $522; 2. Cierra Chapman, 15.01, $454; 3. Marsha Nelson, 15.07, $386; 4. Jeanne Anderson, 15.37, $318; 5. Kris Hanson, 15.52, $250; 6. Skyla Whitters, 15.87, $182; 7. Korrina Lynn Hughes, 19.92, $114; 8. Cindy Gillespie, 20.16, $45. 


Bull riding: No qualified rides. 


Total payoff: $16,463. Stock contractor: New Frontier Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Kate Rumford. Officials: Brad Mattox, Darin Boots and Justin Lindquist. Timers: Kate Rumford and Darla Crowther. Announcer: Troy Goodridge. Specialty act: Mandy Payne. Bullfighters: Wade Kunze and Broc McGuire. Clown/barrelman: Matt Tarr. Flankman: Eric Jensen. Chute boss: Jim Crowther. Pickup men: Andy Eck and Rex Bugbee. Photographer: Kent Kerschner.

Quad County Fair & PRCA Rodeo


Columbia, Miss., Sept. 1-2



Bareback riding: 1. Trey Moore III, 82 points on JC Kitaif ProRodeos' Lucky, $639; 2. Taylor Broussard, 78, $479; 3. Sandro Ferretti, 74, $320; 4. Garrett Mouton, 62, $160. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Joey Sonnier, 79 points on JC Kitaif ProRodeos' Black Jack, $639; 2. Wacey Hathcock, 73, $479; no other qualified rides. 


Total payoff: $3,196. Stock contractor: JC Kitaif ProRodeos. Rodeo secretary: Jody Cox. Officials: Ken Dunn and James Hagan. Timers: Jody Cox and Mary Montsdeoca. Announcer: Matthew Rich. Bullfighter: Peanut Pierce Jr. Flankman: J.C. Kitaif. Chute boss: Ed Read. Pickup men: Lee Aust and Justin Griffin. Music director: Matthew Rich.

Socorro County Fair & PRCA Rodeo


Socorro, N.M., Sept. 1-2


All-around cowboy: Seth Hall, $752, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: First round: 1. Trenten Montero, 70 points on JK Rodeo's Pocket Knife, $185; no other qualified rides. Second round: 1. Trenten Montero, 71 points on JK Rodeo's Up North, $185; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. (tie) Trenten Montero and Trenten Montero, 141 points on two head, $185 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Clayton Tuchscherer, 4.6 seconds, $752; 2. (tie) Sam Powers and Cody Moore, 4.7, $470 each; 4. (tie) Justin Wilson and Christian Pettigrew, 4.9, $94 each. 


Team roping: 1. Austin Crist/Josh Fillmore, 6.0 seconds, $582 each; 2. Edward Hawley Jr./Myles John, 6.4, $437; 3. (tie) John P Etcheverry/Kyle Roberts and Kyle Roberts/John P Etcheverry, 6.6, $291 each; 4. Chase Massengill/Logan Medlin, 10.5, $146. 


Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Cameron Messier, 79 points on JK Rodeo's Jb, $178; 2. Jay Joaquin, 77, $133; 3. Preston Ogle, 71, $89; 4. Corey LeFebre, 68, $44. Second round: 1. Corey LeFebre, 71.5 points on JK Rodeo's Long Trail, $178; 2. Cameron Messier, 67, $133; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Cameron Messier, 146 points on two head, $178; 2. Corey LeFebre, 139.5, $133; 3. Jay Joaquin, 77 on one head, $89; 4. Preston Ogle, 71, $44. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Seth Hall, 9.3 seconds, $752; 2. Treg Schaack, 10.1, $564; 3. (tie) Ty Anderson and Ty Baker, 11.2, $282 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Allison Resor, 17.33 seconds, $542; 2. Jasarra Baca, 17.58, $449; 3. Jeannette Hamilton, 17.69, $355; 4. Nancy Velasquez, 17.83, $262; 5. Christen Martinez, 18.01, $168; 6. Sabrina Ketcham, 18.17, $94. 


Bull riding: First round: No qualified rides. * Second round: 1. Nolan Steen, 83 points on JK Rodeo's Pistols And Roses, $501; no other qualified rides. * Average: 1. Nolan Steen, 83 points, $501; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $13,188. Stock contractor: JK Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Susie Mills. Officials: Travis Howe and Beaver Segotta. Timers: Mary Borgen and Lill Worthen. Announcer: James Horcasitas. Specialty act: Nate Reed. Bullfighters: Ethan Johnson, Ace Lloyd and Clint Lott. Clown/barrelman: Nate Reed. Flankman: Richard Vela. Chute boss: Jim Brown. Pickup men: Dalton Ward and Milo Dewitt. Music director: Robyn Horcasitas.


Pro Rodeo News/Results Roundup- August 28th


PRCA Standings Shuffle: 24 cowboys move up


With $1.2 million up for grabs among 18 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 24 cowboys saw their positions improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. 

With only 33 days left in the regular season, it’s increasingly important to build a solid bankroll as the final stretch of the 2017 season approaches – and positions are changing frequently. This week, the tie-down roping race was particularly heated as six tie-down ropers within the Top 15 moved up. 

Veteran and rookie cowboys alike know it’s easier to maintain a position at the top than it is to play catch-up when trying to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. 

Nobody knows this better than steer wrestler Rowdy Parrott, who moved from 21st to 16th. Parrott is only $810 away from breaking into the Top 15 thanks to winning the Horse Heaven Round-Up in Kennewick, Wash., and taking home a grand total of $7,416.

Having two rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $280,099 at Kennewick, and $218,454 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Aug. 22 and Aug. 28.

• Tim Bingham moved from seventh to fourth in bull riding. 
• Dustin Egusquiza moved from 14th to 11th in team roping heading. 
• Timber Moore moved from 15th to 12th in tie-down roping. 
• Kory Koontz moved from 16th to 13th in team roping heeling. 

• Nick Guy moved from 10th to eighth in steer wrestling. 
• Jake Vold moved from 11th to ninth in bareback riding. 
• Josh Peek moved from 15th to 13th in steer wrestling. 

• Clay O’Brien Cooper moved from fourth to third in team roping heading. 
• Marcos Costa moved from fourth to third in tie-down roping. 
• Tyson Durfey moved from sixth to fifth in tie-down roping. 
• Scott Guenthner moved from sixth to fifth in steer wrestling. 
• Jr. Dees moved from eighth to seventh in team roping heading. 
• Brady Minor moved from eighth to seventh in team roping heeling. 
• Clay Elliott moved from ninth to eighth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Cooper Martin moved from ninth to eighth in tie-down roping. 
• Trey Benton III moved from ninth to eighth in bull riding. 
• Heith DeMoss moved from 11th to 10th in saddle bronc riding.
• Trevor Reiste moved from 11th to 10th in bull riding. 
• Audy Reed moved from 15th to 14th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Cade Swor moved from 16th to 15th in tie-down roping. 
• J.P. Wickett moved from 16th to 15th in steer roping. 

Cowboys on the bubble for a spot in the Top 15 can find themselves just a few dollars short of making a Wrangler NFR qualification. The following cowboys climbed the standings to No. 16 this past week:

• Bareback rider Mason Clements moved from 17th to 16th and is $1,645 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Tie-down roper Ace Slone moved from 17th to 16th and is $3,805 away from breaking into the Top 15. 

With the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Xtreme Bulls Tour Division 1 Finale on the horizon, the outcome of these competitions and others are sure to impact the world standings, and possibly give a glimpse at who will compete at the 2017 Wrangler NFR.

Check back with next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

Tim Bingham caps strong stretch with title

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – This time of year seems to be a good one for bull rider Tim Bingham. 

After winning three times in July, Bingham took two more this weekend, capped off by winning Sunday when he rode the Cervi Brothers’ Hammer Time for 88 points at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo.

Bingham, who entered the weekend in seventh place in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, picked up another $7,924 at the rodeo in San Juan Capistrano.

“I had an almost identical week to last year,” he said. “… I don’t know what’s going on. It seems to be the last couple, few years, I have a lot of luck this week. I’m not complaining, I like it.”

A night earlier, Bingham won the Golden Spike Rodeo in Tremonton, Utah, with a 91.5-point ride. And earlier in the week he took second in the average at the Gem State Stampede Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event in Couer D’Alene, Idaho. 

The stretch picked him up after a slow month. This weekend, compounded with July, has him plenty confident and riding without stress because he’s entrenched in the middle of the Top 15.

That wasn’t the case a year ago.

When he headed to the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in 2016, Bingham was on the bubble and battling to stay in the hunt for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeopresented by Polaris RANGER. The 2016 win at San Juan Capistrano helped him qualify for his second WNFR. 

This year, there’s a lot less stress for him. He knows he can’t catch world leader Sage Kimzey (who took second place on Sunday), but he also knows that after this weekend took him over $100,000 for the year he’s all but guaranteed to head back to Las Vegas in December.

“For me right now there’s, I’d say, close to zero pressure, because I know with the time that’s left I can’t catch Sage who’s winning the world,” said Bingham, who finished 12th in the world standings in 2016. “I’m not in a tight spot trying to go into the national finals and sit No. 1 because it’s just impossible with the amount of rodeos left and the time frame; I can’t catch him. There’s no stress there going to the top. … I know on the bottom end I’m going to make the national finals no matter what.”

Bingham didn’t know much about Hammer Time. He’d only seen him once (in Casper, Wyo.) but got a good ride from him Sunday.

“He was pretty sweet,” he said. “He turned out to be a good one.” 

Not only was this a good week, but on Labor Day the Utah resident will turn 26. He’s planning on taking the next several days to relax and recuperate by dunking in some hot springs and doing some mountain biking before hitting a few more rodeos over the holiday weekend. 

“Recuperate, get all my sores soaked,” he said, “and get ready to go into the week feeling as fresh as you possibly can.”

Other winners at the $218,454 rodeo were all-around champion Ryle Smith ($2,782 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Jake Vold (86.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Baby Face), steer wrestler Justin Shaffer (3.5 seconds), team ropers Clay Smith and Paul Eves (4.8 seconds), saddle bronc rider Clay Elliott (87 points on Flying 5 Rodeo's Blue Feather) and tie-down roper Tyson Durfey (8.0 seconds).

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo


San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Aug. 26-27


All-around cowboy: Ryle Smith, $2,782, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Jake Vold, 86.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Baby Face, $8,890; 2. Logan Corbett, 85, $6,816; 3. (tie) Mason Clements and Tim O'Connell, 84, $4,149 each; 5. Kaycee Feild, 83, $2,074; 6. R.C. Landingham, 82.5, $1,482; 7. Jake Brown, 82, $1,185; 8. (tie) Steven Peebles and Wyatt Bloom, 81, $445 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Shaffer, 3.5 seconds, $5,537; 2. Chance Howard, 3.7, $4,954; 3. (tie) Nick Guy and Cole Edge, 4.0, $4,080 each; 5. Scott Guenthner, 4.1, $3,205; 6. (tie) Clayton Hass, Jon Ragatz, Josh Peek and Baylor Roche, 4.2, $1,748 each; 10. (tie) Blaine Jones and Cody Cabral, 4.3, $146 each. 


Team roping: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.8 seconds, $6,608 each; 2. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.9, $5,913; 3. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.0, $4,869 each; 5. (tie) Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz and Jesse Stipes/Clint Summers, 5.3, $2,782 each; 9. Jake Cooper/Cody Pearson, 5.7, $1,043; 10. (tie) Chad Masters/Travis Graves and Tom Richards/Kyle Lockett, 10.6, $174 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Clay Elliott, 87 points on Flying 5 Rodeo's Blue Feather, $7,811; 2. Sterling Crawley, 86, $5,989; 3. CoBurn Bradshaw, 85.5, $4,426; 4. Cody DeMoss, 85, $2,864; 5. Audy Reed, 84.5, $1,823; 6. Heith DeMoss, 83.5, $1,302; 7. Jake Wright, 82.5, $1,042; 8. Chet Johnson, 81, $781. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Tyson Durfey, 8.0 seconds, $6,608; 2. (tie) Matt Shiozawa and Tuf Cooper, 8.1, $5,565 each; 4. Cade Swor, 8.2, $4,521; 5. Caleb Smidt, 8.4, $3,826; 6. (tie) Ryle Smith and Reese Riemer, 8.8, $2,782 each; 8. Ace Slone, 8.9, $1,739; 9. Cody Quaney, 9.0, $1,043; 10. (tie) J.C. Malone and Tim Pharr, 10.3, $174 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Tim Bingham, 88 points on The Cervi Brothers' Hammer Time, $7,924; 2. Sage Kimzey, 86, $6,075; 3. Ty Wallace, 85.5, $4,490; 4. Dustin Bowen, 83, $2,906; 5. Trevor Reiste, 81, $1,849; 6. (tie) Roscoe Jarboe and Jordan Hansen, 79.5, $1,189 each; 8. Lon Danley, 78, $792. 


Total payoff: $218,665. Stock contractor: Flying U Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Big Bend Rodeo, Rosser Rodeo, The Cervi Brothers, Cervi Championship Rodeo and Flying 5 Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Cindy Rosser. Officials: A.L. Jordan Sr, Mike Todd and Casey Vollin. Timers: Karin Rosser and Robin Yerxa. Announcers: Bob Feist and Bob Tallman. Bullfighters: Cody Jackson and Aaron Hargo. Flankmen: Chuck Kite, Tony Amaral, Chad Hutsell and Lukas Andersen. Chute boss: Reno Rosser. Pickup men: Chase Cervi and Bronc Boehnlein. Photographers: Matt Cohen and Richard Levine. Music director: Joshua Hilton. 

For more coverage of the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, check out the Sept. 15 edition of ProRodeo Sports News.


Heith DeMoss snares Kennewick victory


KENNEWICK, Wash. – Another day at the office resulted in a new line on Heith DeMoss’ impressive résumé.

The veteran saddle bronc rider won the Horse Heaven Round-Up for the first time in his career Aug. 26.

DeMoss captured the average title with 168.5 points on two head at the Lithia RAM Arena.

“I’ve always been real close to winning this thing,” said DeMoss, 32. “It was good to finally go ahead and breakthrough, I reckon. I’ve always wanted to win this rodeo and it has been on my bucket list. They bring the best horses in the world and the best guys in the world, and to win at a place like this is really a notch on the old belt.”

In the first round, DeMoss put himself in position to win the rodeo with his 84-point ride. When DeMoss settled in for his ride in the finals with Calgary Stampede’s Wild Cherry, he got all he could handle.

“I think my horse got most of the points, I was just lucky enough to stay on top of him until the whistle blew,” DeMoss said. “I had never been on that horse. I had seen him with Zeke Thurston and Cort Scheer, and some other top hands. You dang sure have the tiger by the tail when you put your saddle on that horse. He’s a bad cat, that’s the only way I know how to explain it.”

DeMoss acknowledged he just made it to the whistle with Wild Cherry.

“He’s an advanced-rider-only horse,” he said. “I just barely made it. I think the whistle blew and I bucked off at 8.1 seconds. I was on top there when I heard the whistle, but it wasn’t long before I hit the ground.”

The performance at Kennewick earned DeMoss $5,805, which should move him into the Top 10 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. DeMoss was 11th in the Aug. 21 standings with $71,581.

“This is how I make my living, and to win is dang sure a blessing,” DeMoss said. “I just got done building a house, so I can use the money.”

DeMoss joined the PRCA in 2004 and has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo eight times (2007, 2009-11, 2013-16).

“The thrill of the fight is why I still love to do this so much,” DeMoss said. “When (a horse) gives it all he has got, and you give it all you have got, it’s something cool that happens that can’t be replaced by anything else.”

Other winners at the $280,099 rodeo were all-around champion Ryle Smith ($3,861 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (171 points on two head), steer wrestler Rowdy Parrott (11.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz (15.5 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt (25.1 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sydni Blanchard (34.67 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Chase Dougherty (171.5 points on two head).

Horse Heaven Round-Up


Kennewick, Wash., Aug. 22-26


All-around cowboy: Ryle Smith, $3,861, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: First round: 1. Steven Peebles, 84.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Martha, $3,117; 2. Trenten Montero, 84, $2,390; 3. David Peebles, 83.5, $1,766; 4. (tie) Mason Clements and Tim O'Connell, 83, $935 each; 6. Jake Brown, 82, $519; 7. Justin Miller, 81.5, $416; 8. Caleb Bennett, 80.5, $312. Finals: 1. Tim O'Connell, 88 points on Calgary Stampede's Yipee Kibitz, $1,650; 2. Wyatt Denny, 87.5, $1,250; 3. Caleb Bennett, 87, $900; 4. Seth Hardwick, 85.5, $600; 5. David Peebles, 82.5, $350; 6. Justin Miller, 81.5, $250. Average: 1. Tim O'Connell, 171 points on two head, $3,117; 2. (tie) Wyatt Denny and Caleb Bennett, 167.5, $2,078 each; 4. David Peebles, 166, $1,143; 5. Seth Hardwick , 164.5, $727; 6. Mason Clements, 164, $519; 7. (tie) Steven Peebles and Justin Miller, 163, $364 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Riley Duvall, 3.6 seconds, $2,831; 2. Josh Peek, 3.7, $2,461; 3. Ty Erickson, 3.9, $2,092; 4. (tie) Nick Guy, Olin Hannum and Taylor Gregg, 4.2, $1,354 each; 7. Kyle Whitaker, 4.3, $615; 8. (tie) Travis Taruscio and Baylor Roche, 4.4, $123 each. Second round: 1. Dane Browning, 3.5 seconds, $2,831; 2. Heath Thomas, 3.6, $2,461; 3. (tie) Rowdy Parrott and Justin Shaffer, 3.7, $1,908 each; 5. Rudy Switzer, 4.0, $1,354; 6. Ryle Smith, 4.1, $985; 7. (tie) Brandon Mackenzie and Jason Thomas, 4.2, $431 each. Finals: 1. Rowdy Parrott, 3.4 seconds, $1,262; 2. Olin Hannum, 4.2, $1,044; 3. Baylor Roche, 5.0, $827; 4. (tie) Hunter Cure and Ty Erickson, 5.1, $500 each; 6. Nick Guy, 5.2, $218. Average: 1. Rowdy Parrott, 11.8 seconds on three head, $4,246; 2. Olin Hannum, 13.1, $3,692; 3. Justin Shaffer, 13.5, $3,138; 4. Ty Erickson, 13.8, $2,584; 5. Baylor Roche, 14.0, $2,031; 6. Nick Guy, 14.5, $1,477; 7. Hunter Cure, 14.7, $923; 8. (tie) Ryle Smith and Josh Peek, 14.8, $185 each. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 4.3 seconds, $2,242 each; 2. (tie) Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens and Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 4.7, $1,803 each; 4. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.8, $1,364; 5. (tie) Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz, Kolton Schmidt/Tyler Worley and Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 4.9, $780 each; 8. Tyler Smith/Andy Carlson, 5.0, $195. Second round: 1. Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, 4.2 seconds, $2,242 each; 2. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.4, $1,949; 3. (tie) Brooks Dahozy/Lane Mitchell and Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 4.7, $1,511 each; 5. (tie) Dale Benevides/Buck McCay, Doyle Hoskins/Ryon Tittel and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.9, $780 each; 8. (tie) Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, Luke Brown/Jake Long, Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Tanner Patzke/Quade Patzke, 5.0, $39 each. Finals: 1. Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 5.5 seconds, $957 each; 2. (tie) Brooks Dahozy/Lane Mitchell and Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 5.6, $710 each; 4. Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 5.8, $462; 5. Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.9, $297; 6. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.2, $165. Average: 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 15.5 seconds on three head, $3,362 each; 2. Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 15.6, $2,924; 3. Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 15.7, $2,485; 4. (tie) Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 16.8, $1,827 each; 6. Brooks Dahozy/Lane Mitchell, 17.4, $1,170; 7. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 20.9, $731; 8. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 22.0, $292. 


Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Zeke Thurston, 85 points on Calgary Stampede's Nutty Champagne, $2,733; 2. (tie) Heith DeMoss and Andy Clarys, 84, $1,822 each; 4. Wyatt Casper, 83, $1,002; 5. Clay Elliott, 82.5, $638; 6. Cort Scheer, 80.5, $455; 7. (tie) Taos Muncy and Ryan Mackenzie, 80, $319 each. Finals: 1. Ryan Mackenzie, 85 points on Calgary Stampede's Yesterdays Deliver, $1,650; 2. Heith DeMoss, 84.5, $1,250; 3. Clay Elliott, 83.5, $900; 4. Zeke Thurston, 82.5, $600; 5. Taos Muncy, 80, $350; 6. Cort Scheer, 77, $250. Average: 1. Heith DeMoss, 168.5 points on two head, $2,733; 2. Zeke Thurston, 167.5, $2,095; 3. Clay Elliott, 166, $1,549; 4. Ryan Mackenzie, 165, $1,002; 5. Taos Muncy, 160, $638; 6. Cort Scheer, 157.5, $455; 7. Andy Clarys, 84 on one head, $364; 8. Wyatt Casper, 83, $273. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. (tie) Cory Solomon, Timber Moore and Tuf Cooper, 7.7 seconds, $2,341 each; 4. Seth Hopper, 8.0, $1,639; 5. Kyle Lucas, 8.2, $1,288; 6. Caleb Smidt, 8.3, $936; 7. (tie) Marcos Costa, Bryson Sechrist and Shane Hanchey, 8.4, $273 each. Second round: 1. Ryle Smith, 7.8 seconds, $2,692; 2. Jake Pratt, 8.0, $2,341; 3. Cimarron Boardman, 8.1, $1,990; 4. Caleb Smidt, 8.4, $1,639; 5. (tie) Stetson Vest and Marcos Costa, 8.5, $1,112 each; 7. Cory Solomon, 8.8, $585; 8. Cooper Martin, 8.9, $234. Finals: 1. Timber Moore, 8.1 seconds, $986; 2. K.C. Miller, 8.3, $816; 3. Caleb Smidt, 8.4, $646; 4. Marcos Costa, 8.7, $476; 5. Logan Bird, 8.8, $306; 6. Jordan Ketscher, 10.5, $170. Average: 1. Caleb Smidt, 25.1 seconds on three head, $4,038; 2. Marcos Costa, 25.6, $3,512; 3. Timber Moore, 25.8, $2,985; 4. K.C. Miller, 28.0, $2,458; 5. Bo Pickett, 29.5, $1,931; 6. Brad Goodrich, 30.4, $1,405; 7. Jordan Ketscher, 30.6, $878; 8. Logan Bird, 32.3, $351. 


Barrel racing: First round: 1. Sydni Blanchard, 17.08 seconds, $3,474; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.09, $2,978; 3. Shada Brazile, 17.30, $2,482; 4. Danyelle Williams, 17.33, $2,151; 5. Jessi Fish, 17.39, $1,654; 6. (tie) Christine Laughlin and Nellie Miller, 17.40, $1,158 each; 8. (tie) Kathy Grimes and Kelly Tovar, 17.43, $579 each; 10. (tie) Kimmie Wall and Jackie Ganter, 17.46, $165 each. Finals: 1. Jackie Ganter, 17.42 seconds, $1,471; 2. Kelly Tovar, 17.52, $1,103; 3. Shada Brazile, 17.58, $735; 4. Sydni Blanchard, 17.59, $368. Average: 1. Sydni Blanchard, 34.67 seconds on two head, $3,474; 2. (tie) Jackie Ganter and Shada Brazile, 34.88, $2,730 each; 4. Kelly Tovar, 34.95, $2,151; 5. Nellie Miller, 35.07, $1,654; 6. Kimmie Wall, 35.16, $1,323; 7. Christine Laughlin, 35.32, $993; 8. Kathy Grimes, 35.37, $662; 9. Danyelle Williams, 35.56, $496; 10. Stevi Hillman, 39.39, $331. 


Bull riding: First round: 1. Trey Benton III, 89 points on Outlawbuckers Rodeo's Tennessee Whiskey, $2,719; 2. (tie) Boudreaux Campbell, Riker Carter and Chase Dougherty, 84, $1,541 each; 5. Jeff Askey, 82.5, $634; 6. Eli Vastbinder, 80.5, $453; 7. Wyatt Covington, 78.5, $362; 8. Trevor Reiste, 77, $272. Finals: 1. (tie) Chase Dougherty, on Outlawbuckers Rodeo's Shaking Hands, and Eli Vastbinder, on Outlawbuckers Rodeo's Brahma Boot Chrome, 87.5 points, $1,450 each; 3. Ednei Caminhas, 87, $900; 4. Garrett Tribble, 86, $600; 5. Trevor Reiste, 84, $350; 6. Riker Carter, 81, $250. Average: 1. Chase Dougherty, 171.5 points on two head, $2,719; 2. Eli Vastbinder, 168, $2,084; 3. Riker Carter, 165, $1,541; 4. Ednei Caminhas, 162.5, $997; 5. Trevor Reiste, 161, $634; 6. Garrett Tribble, 160.5, $453; 7. Trey Benton III, 89 on one head, $362; 8. Boudreaux Campbell, 84, $272. 


Total payoff: $280,099. Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede. Sub-contractors: Outlawbuckers Rodeo, Corey & Lange Rodeo and Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Edie Longfellow. Officials: Butch Kirby, Harry Rose Jr and Terry Carlon. Timers: Myrna Weber and Stacey Jo Dowton. Announcer: Roger Mooney. Specialty act: JJ Harrison. Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry and Ryan Wilson. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Curtis Sawyer, Jacob Stacy, Mike Corey and Ken Rehill. Pickup men: Matt Twitchell, Tyler Kraft, Ricky Shannon and Gary Rempel. Photographers: Roseanna Sales and Bill Lawless. Music director: Jason Buchanan. 

For the Record: Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo

Although it’s only 16 years old, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., attracts the biggest names in ProRodeo with one of the highest payouts of the season. In 2016, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo set its record for total payout with $274,856.

As the end of the 2017 season approaches, cowboys are bringing their best to the arena for a chance to make the Top 15 and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER – and this often results in some high scores and fast times.

Every ride is a chance to set an arena record and this year the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo kicks off Aug. 26 and runs through Aug. 27. The following are the best rides and times the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo has seen since it started in 2001. 

Trevor Brazile set the record for most money won in all-around in 2008 with $9,192.

Bareback rider Tom McFarland has held the arena record for a decade with his 89-point ride from 2007. 

Steer wrestler Trevor Knowles set the arena record in 2014 with his 3.3-second time.

Team ropers Aaron Tsinigine and Cole Davison also set an arena record in 2014 with their 4.2-second run.

There’s a three-way tie for the saddle bronc riding arena record. Originally set by Chad Ferley in 2007, his 88-point ride was matched by Taos Muncy in 2010 and Cody Taton in 2012.

Tie-down roping also has a tie for the arena record as Jake Hannum clocked in at 7.4 seconds in 2009. Nate Baldwin matched him in 2010.  

Bull rider Shane Proctor set the arena record in 2011 with his 93-point ride. 

For the Record: Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo

The Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo kicked off Aug. 22 and runs through Aug. 26. Since 1954, this iconic rodeo in Kennewick, Wash., has witnessed some rank rides and fast times so here’s a look at the arena records.

Bull rider Vince Stanton has the oldest arena record with his 92-point ride from 2002. 

Trevor Brazile has held onto the all-around record for total earnings since 2003 when he earned $5,935. 

Bareback rider James Sursa set the Kennewick record in 2007 with his 89-point ride. 

Steer wrestler Clay Cowan clocked in at 3.1 seconds in 2008 to set the arena record. Meanwhile, the two-run average record was set by Bray Armes in 2015 when he came in at 7.1 seconds. 

Kennewick’s team roping records are all tied up. Joel Bach and Allen Bach set the single-run record in 2009 with 3.8 seconds, which was matched by Erich Rogers and Cory Petska in 2015. There’s a three-way tie for the team roping two-run average record of 9.1 seconds that was originally set by Dustin Bird and Paul Eaves in 2014. The following year, Tyler Wade and Kinney Harrell, and Kolton Schmidt and Shay Carroll, all matched the 9.1-second record.

Saddle bronc rider Louie Brunson set the arena record in 2013 with his 90-point ride.

Tie-down roping was on fire in 2014 as two arena records were set. First, Randall Carlisle clocked in at 6.8 seconds, then Matt Shiozawa set the two-run average record in 14.4 seconds.

Barrel racer Terri Kaye Kirkland’s 2005 run of 16.43 seconds has yet to be topped. 
Kennewick’s record payout was in 2013 with $164,899.

Pro Rodeo Results

Okotoks Pro Rodeo
Okotoks, Alberta, Aug. 25-27

Bareback riding: 1. Ky Marshall, 84.5 points on Vold Rodeo’s The Ritz; $1,396; 2. Dylan Bilton, 82.5, $1,155; 3. (tie) Jake Vold and Orin Larsen, 82. $794 each; 5. Kyle Bowers, 81, $433; 6. Trenton Montero, 80.5, $241.

Steer wrestling: 1. Coleman Kohorst, 3.3 seconds, $1,384; 2. (tie) Travis Reay, Tyson Willick and Baillie Milan, 3.7, $1,023 each; 5. Brock Butterfield, 4.0, $661; 6. Jesse Lawes, 4.1, $481; 7. Layne Delemont, 4.3, $301; 8. Matt Richardson and Cody Cassidy, 4.4, $60 each.

Team roping: 1. Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 4.4 seconds, $1,104 each; 2. Braidy Davies/Trent Tunke, 4.8, $914; 3. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.9, $723; 4. (tie) Cole Davison/Cory Kidd and Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 5.0, $438 each; 6. Kasper Roy/Trey Gallais, 5.6, $190.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Layton Green, 84.5 points on Vold Rodeo’s Vegas, $1,422; 2. Dusty Hausauer, 82, $1,168; 3. Troy Crowser, 81, $914; 4. (tie) Cort Scheer and Lane Watt, 80, $533 each; 6. Justin Berg, 79, $254; 7. Preston Burr, 78, $152; 8. Josh Harden and Dawson Hay, 76, $51 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ben Robinson, 7.6 seconds, $1,513; 2. Tyson Durfey, 8.3, $1,316; 3. Dean Edge, 8.5, $1,119; 4. Wyatt Hayes, 8.7, $921; 5. Logan Bird, 8.8, $724; 6. Ky Marshall, 9.1, $526; 7. Stacy Cornet, 9.3, $329; 10. Mark Nugent, 10.0, $132.

Barrel racing: 1. Kirsty White, 16.838 seconds, $1,352; 2. Lynette Brodoway, 16.972, $1,159; 3. Cranna Roberts, 17.017, $966; 4. Shayna Weir, 17.023, $837; 5. Shaylee McMann, 17.146, $644; 6. Kylie Whiteside, 17.153, $515; 7. Shalaynne Lewis, 17.203, $386; 8. Lisa Trach, 17.211, $258; 9. Chelsea Moore, 17.224, $193; 10. Bobbi Goodwin, 17.239, $129.

Bull riding: *1. Cody Floyd, 86.5 points on Vold Rodeo’s Mr. Legit, $1,971; 2. (tie) Lonnie West and Brock Radford, 86, $1,586 each. *(all totals include ground money).

Stock contractor: Vold Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Northcott-Macza Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Karry Krystal. Timers: Brenda Vold and Kelly Leeder. Announcer: Mike Labelle. Bullfighters: Chris Buffalo and Ty Prescott. Clown/barrelman: Dennis Halstead. Pickup men:Jim Kelts and Terry Leeder. 

Kitsap Stampede


Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 24-26


All-around cowboy: Cody Doescher, $2,304, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Grant Denny, 85.5 points on Korkow Rodeos' Feather Fluffer, $1,750; 2. Tilden Hooper, 83.5, $1,325; 3. Kaycee Feild, 82, $954; 4. Steven Dent, 78, $636; no other qualified rides. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Rudy Switzer and Cody Doescher, 3.9 seconds, $2,304 each; 3. (tie) John Green and Ty Erickson, 4.0, $1,661 each; 5. John Franzen, 4.2, $1,179; 6. (tie) Jesse Brown, Cody Cabral and J.D. Struxness, 4.3, $536 each. 


Team roping: 1. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 5.1 seconds, $2,762 each; 2. (tie) Logan Olson/Kyle Lockett and Jr. Dees/Levi Lord, 5.4, $2,326 each; 4. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 5.5, $1,890; 5. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.8, $1,599; 6. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Jake Clay, 6.0, $1,308; 7. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.3, $1,017; 8. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 6.6, $727; 9. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 10.0, $436; 10. Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, 10.2, $145. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 84.5 points on Korkow Rodeos' Flashcard Champion, $2,109; 2. Allen Boore, 82.5, $1,617; 3. (tie) Andy Clarys, Taos Muncy and Joaquin Real, 82, $820 each; 6. Nat Stratton, 81, $352; 7. Isaac Diaz, 80.5, $281; 8. Layton Green, 77.5, $211. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Clay Smith, 8.7 seconds, $1,730; 2. (tie) Marcos Costa and Lane Livingston, 8.8, $1,391 each; 4. Kass Kayser, 10.1, $1,053; 5. Bo Pickett, 10.6, $827; 6. (tie) Cooper Martin and Cooper Mills, 11.3, $489 each; 8. Scott Kormos, 13.2, $150. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jaime Hinton, 17.46 seconds, $1,893; 2. Ivy Conrado, 17.48, $1,623; 3. (tie) Nicole Laurence and Carmel Wright, 17.54, $1,262 each; 5. Kathy Grimes, 17.60, $901; 6. (tie) Cheyenne Allan and Sherry Cervi, 17.62, $631 each; 8. Teri Bangart, 17.63, $361; 9. Joy McDaniel, 17.65, $270; 10. (tie) Nicole Riggle and Jessi Fish, 17.67, $90 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Derek Kolbaba, 86.5 points on Korkow Rodeos' Heathens, $1,861; 2. Jordan Hansen, 82.5, $1,410; 3. Jared Parsonage, 82, $1,015; 4. Mike Sparks, 79.5, $677; 5. Garrett Tribble, 79, $395; 6. Cody Ford, 78.5, $282. 


Total payoff: $75,293. Stock contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractor: Korkow Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Officials: Steve Knowles, Ron Ferguson and Mike Jones. Timers: Sherry Rice-Gibson and Michelle Corley. Announcer: Randy Corley. Specialty act: Keith Isley. Bullfighters: Eric Layton and Josh Daries. Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley. Flankman: Eric Layton. Chute boss: John Wright. Pickup men: Mitch Coleman and Bobby Marriott. Photographers: Roberta Barkley, Bob Click and Kent Soule. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

Range Days Rodeo


Rapid City, S.D., Aug. 24-26


All-around cowboy: Eli Lord, $2,106, steer wrestling and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Tanner Aus, 82 points on Burch Rodeo's Fringe From Hell, $1,997; 2. Ty Breuer, 81.5, $1,531; 3. (tie) Tim O'Connell, Steven Dent and J.R. Vezain, 81, $776 each; 6. Grant Denny, 79.5, $333; 7. Shane O'Connell, 77, $266; 8. (tie) Devan Reilly and Joe Gunderson, 75, $100 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Riley Krassin, 3.5 seconds, $2,530; 2. Chason Floyd, 3.6, $2,200; 3. Payden McIntyre, 3.7, $1,870; 4. (tie) Jacob Talley and Jarek VanPetten, 3.9, $1,375 each; 6. (tie) Eli Lord and Jeff Miller, 4.0, $715 each; 8. Dan Yates, 4.1, $220. 


Team roping: 1. (tie) Brady Williams/Josh Hodge and Travis Bounds/Kyon Kreutzer, 4.7 seconds, $1,929 each; 3. (tie) Eli Lord/Paul Griemsman and Austin Crist/Josh Fillmore, 4.8, $1,391 each; 5. Turner Harris/Ross Carson, 4.9, $987; 6. (tie) A.J. Zieman/Luke Morast and Jason Thorstenson/Jeff Carney, 5.2, $583 each; 8. (tie) Curry Kirchner/Austin Rogers and Brit Ellerman/Richard Durham, 5.4, $90 each. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Chet Johnson, 86 points on Burch Rodeo's Lunatic From Hell, $2,335; 2. Cort Scheer, 84, $1,790; 3. Ty Manke, 80.5, $1,323; 4. (tie) Jade Blackwell and Shorty Garrett, 78, $700 each; 6. Ty Thompson, 77, $389; 7. (tie) JJ Elshere and Wyatt Thurston, 76, $272 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Joe Schmidt, 8.1 seconds, $2,357; 2. Boe Brown, 8.2, $2,049; 3. Justin Scofield, 8.5, $1,742; 4. (tie) Cade Swor and Josh Peek, 9.5, $1,281 each; 6. Trey Young, 9.6, $820; 7. (tie) Clint Kindred, Jade Lyon and Jess Woodward, 9.9, $239 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Kaylee Gallino, 16.89 seconds, $2,057; 2. Jessica Routier, 17.04, $1,748; 3. Bobbi Grann, 17.21, $1,440; 4. Shelly Anzick, 17.22, $1,234; 5. Lisa Lockhart, 17.27, $1,028; 6. Ashley Sudan, 17.31, $720; 7. (tie) Hallie Hanssen and Erin Williams, 17.35, $463 each; 9. Trula Churchill, 17.43, $360; 10. Madison Rau, 17.44, $309; 11. Victoria Netzer, 17.46, $257; 12. Kristi Steffes, 17.49, $206. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. (tie) Shay Good and Vin Fisher Jr., 10.0 seconds, $994 each; 3. J. Tom Fisher, 10.1, $712; 4. Tony Reina, 10.3, $525; 5. Tuf Cooper, 11.0, $337; 6. Scott Snedecor, 11.2, $187. Second round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 8.4 seconds, $1,087; 2. Brent Lewis, 9.3, $900; 3. Chet Herren, 10.2, $712; 4. Jim Locke, 10.3, $525; 5. Tuf Cooper, 10.6, $337; 6. Will McBride, 10.8, $187. Third round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 9.2 seconds, $1,087; 2. Scott Snedecor, 9.6, $900; 3. Roger Branch, 10.7, $712; 4. Ryan Rochlitz, 11.0, $525; 5. Chris Glover, 11.3, $337; 6. (tie) Tuf Cooper and J. Tom Fisher, 11.5, $94 each. Average: 1. Tuf Cooper, 33.1 seconds on three head, $1,631; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 34.7, $1,350; 3. Will McBride, 35.4, $1,069; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 35.8, $787; 5. Jason Evans, 36.6, $506; 6. J.R. Olson, 40.0, $281. 


Bull riding: 1. Tyler Viers, 81 points on Burch Rodeo's Brown Eyes, $2,863; 2. (tie) Jeff Bertus and Ryan Knutson, 77, $1,979 each; 4. Corey Maier, 67, $1,184; 5. Garrett Vig, 40, $831; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $94,020. Stock contractor: Burch Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Brookman Rodeo and Bailey Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Jackie Higlin. Officials: Mike Steiger, Wade Berry and Darin Boots. Timers: Kim Ridley and Dallas Vos. Announcers: Andy Stewart and Jim Thompson. Bullfighters: Josh Rivinius and Cooper Waln. Chute boss: Wade Vos. Pickup men: Brent Sutton, Tyler Robertson and Shayne Porch. Music director: Crysta Lemmel.

Golden Spike Rodeo


Tremonton, Utah, Aug. 24-26



Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Tim O'Connell, on Bar T Rodeo's Mini War, and Richmond Champion, on Bar T Rodeo's Beatrice, 83 points, $3,004 each; 3. Wyatt Denny, 82, $1,927; 4. (tie) Clayton Biglow, Seth Hardwick and Shane O'Connell, 81, $869 each; 7. (tie) Steven Dent and Devan Reilly, 79.5, $397 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Tom Lewis and Olin Hannum, 4.9 seconds, $1,794 each; 3. Jarret New, 5.2, $1,286; 4. Jake Ashworth, 5.5, $948; 5. Shayne Bennett, 6.1, $609; 6. Rylie Clemens, 7.7, $338. 


Team roping: 1. Rhett Anderson/Quinn Kesler, 4.9 seconds, $2,140 each; 2. (tie) Tadd Thomas/Brady Ramone, Brian Winn/Matt Liston and Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 5.2, $1,582 each; 5. Chaz Kananen/Dustin Wells, 6.5, $1,024; 6. Robby Farias/Austin Carter, 6.7, $744; 7. Clint Kap/Justin Hodson, 7.7, $465; 8. Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 10.0, $186. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 88 points on Bar T Rodeo's Dog Fight, $3,452; 2. Leon Fountain, 87.5, $2,646; 3. (tie) Hardy Braden and Cody Wright, 87, $1,611 each; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 85.5, $805; 6. Taos Muncy, 85, $575; 7. Ryder Wright, 84.5, $460; 8. Jake Wright, 84, $345. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jake Hannum, 8.8 seconds, $1,643; 2. (tie) Cimarron Boardman and Kolbey Hughes, 9.6, $1,322 each; 4. (tie) Brady Pitchford and Justin Smith, 9.7, $893 each; 6. Trampus Quarnberg, 10.2, $572; 7. Taylor Christensen, 10.3, $357; 8. Rylee Rogers, 12.4, $143. 


Barrel racing: 1. Jamie Gee, 17.25 seconds, $1,457; 2. Kelly Larsen, 17.28, $1,249; 3. Darby Fox, 17.35, $1,041; 4. Jill Atkinson, 17.38, $902; 5. Mary Aller, 17.39, $694; 6. Meka Farr, 17.52, $555; 7. Leslie Schur, 17.53, $416; 8. (tie) Sharon Harrell and Maegan Heiner, 17.54, $243 each; 10. Terri Wood Gates, 17.62, $139. 


Bull riding: 1. Tim Bingham, 91.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Broken Arrow, $3,610; 2. Tyler Bingham, 89, $2,767; 3. Garrett Smith, 87, $2,045; 4. (tie) Trevor Reiste and Sage Kimzey, 85, $1,083 each; 6. Jeffrey Ramagos, 84, $602; 7. (tie) Trey Benton III and Garrett Tribble, 83, $421 each. 


Total payoff: $78,135. Stock contractor: Bar T Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Wendie Flitton. Officials: Jeff Dorenkamp, Tim Engelhart and Paul Chadwick. Timers: Lorena Layser and Jeri Reeder. Announcer: Wayne Brooks. Specialty act: Kenny Petet. Bullfighters: Joe Butler and Dusty Tuckness. Clown/barrelman: Randee Munns. Flankman: Jeff Flitton. Pickup men: Ty Reeder and Cody Flitton. Photographer: Jim Fain. Music director: Derreld Yost.

Gem State Stampede


Coeur D Alene, Idaho, Aug. 25-27


All-around cowboy: Jason Minor, $2,652, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. J.R. Vezain, 80 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Just Because, $1,501; 2. Buck Lunak, 79, $1,137; 3. (tie) Jesse Nelson and Troy Vaira, 76, $682 each; 5. Wyatt Bloom, 75, $318; 6. Tristan Hansen, 70, $227. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Scott Guenthner, 3.9 seconds, $2,551; 2. Ryle Smith, 4.2, $2,218; 3. Ryan Bothum, 4.3, $1,886; 4. Hunter Cure, 4.4, $1,553; 5. (tie) Kody Dollery and Tyler Pearson, 4.6, $1,054 each; 7. Ty Erickson, 4.7, $555; 8. Trevor Knowles, 4.8, $222. 


Team roping: 1. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 4.4 seconds, $2,518 each; 2. Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 4.8, $2,253; 3. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.9, $1,988; 4. (tie) Bryce Palmer/Bo Patzke and Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.0, $1,590 each; 6. Calgary Smith/Pee Wee Freeman, 5.3, $1,193; 7. (tie) Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, Steven Duby/Jason Minor and Brooks Dahozy/Lane Mitchell, 5.5, $663 each; 10. Jack Fischer/Bucky Campbell, 5.9, $133. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Allen Boore, 81 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Fire Jenga, $1,936; 2. Johnny Espeland, 77, $1,466; 3. Sam Harper, 76.5, $1,056; 4. Travis Nelson, 75, $704; 5. Josh Reynolds, 74, $411; 6. (tie) Ryan Mackenzie and Wade Sundell, 73, $147 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jason Minor, 8.8 seconds, $1,989; 2. Bo Pickett, 9.4, $1,730; 3. Joe Keating, 9.5, $1,470; 4. (tie) Kyle Lucas and Cooper Martin, 9.7, $1,081 each; 6. Giovanni Davis, 10.0, $692; 7. Clay Smith, 10.3, $432; 8. Cooper Mills, 10.6, $173. 


Barrel racing: 1. (tie) Mary Jo Camera and Kathy Grimes, 17.30 seconds, $1,806 each; 3. (tie) Sydni Blanchard and Teri Bangart, 17.41, $1,296 each; 5. Taylor Langdon, 17.47, $926; 6. Callahan Crossley, 17.52, $741; 7. Joy McDaniel, 17.55, $556; 8. Jodi Goodrich, 17.58, $370; 9. Ashley Sudan, 17.59, $278; 10. Ivy Conrado, 17.60, $185. 


Bull riding: 1. Ruger Piva, 80 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's No. 2957, $2,598; 2. Chance Strong, 76, $2,144; 3. Chase Dougherty, 75, $1,754; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $74,028. Stock contractor: Corey & Lange Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Debi Davis. Officials: Scot Quick and Bobby Davis. Timers: Sindy Jackson and Trisha Davis-Stacy. Announcer: Steve Kenyon. Specialty acts: Cody Sosebee and Lynette McMillan. Bullfighters: Tim O'Connor and Nathan Jestes. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankman: Mike Corey. Pickup men: David Lewis and David McMichael. Photographer: Josh Homer. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden. 

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo


Vinita, Okla., Aug. 23-26


All-around cowboy: Mason Miles Carter, $1,591, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. Jared Keylon, 83 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Medicine Show, $993; 2. Anthony Thomas, 80.5, $752; 3. Blaine Kaufman, 80, $541; 4. Jess Pope, 77.5, $361; 5. (tie) Cole Picton and Trey Moore III, 71, $180 each. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Jake Johnson, 4.3 seconds, $849; 2. Mason Carter, 4.4, $637; 3. Cody Devers, 4.6, $424; 4. Weston Taylor, 4.7, $212. Second round: 1. Tanner Brunner, 4.4 seconds, $849; 2. (tie) Stockton Graves and Tooter Silver, 4.5, $530 each; 4. (tie) Gary Gilbert, Ben Kilburg and Jeff Miller, 4.9, $71 each. Average: 1. Weston Taylor, 10.0 seconds on two head, $1,273; 2. Mason Carter, 10.4, $955; 3. Gary Gilbert, 10.5, $637; 4. Jeff Miller, 11.1, $318. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Jesy Austin/James Arnold, 4.7 seconds, $848 each; 2. Coleman Proctor/Justin Fox, 4.8, $636; 3. Colt Fisher/Trey Carter III, 4.9, $424; 4. (tie) Blake Hughes/Brady Norman and Brye Crites/Tanner Braden, 5.2, $106 each. Second round: 1. Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 4.1 seconds, $848 each; 2. (tie) Will Clark/Tanner Ward and Tyler Waters/Britt Bockius, 4.7, $530 each; 4. Coleman Proctor/Justin Fox, 4.8, $212. Average: 1. Coleman Proctor/Justin Fox, 9.6 seconds on two head, $1,272 each; 2. Jesy Austin/James Arnold, 9.7, $954; 3. Thompson Berryhill/Cody Heflin, 11.5, $636; 4. Blake Hughes/Brady Norman, 12.8, $318. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Hardy Braden, 85 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Aces Wild, $1,272; 2. Joe Lufkin, 80.5, $964; 3. Logan Allen, 79.5, $694; 4. Colt Gordon, 78, $462; 5. Tyler Baeza, 77.5, $270; 6. Tanner Lockhart, 77, $193. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Caddo Lewallen, 8.7 seconds, $929; 2. P.J. Spencer, 9.3, $697; 3. Bart Brunson, 9.6, $465; 4. (tie) Hadley DeShazo and Clint Cooper, 10.2, $116 each. Second round: 1. Dillon Holder, 8.6 seconds, $929; 2. Reno Gonzales, 9.0, $697; 3. Cheyenne Harper, 9.4, $465; 4. (tie) Thomas Conway and Trent Creager, 9.5, $116 each. Average: 1. Cheyenne Harper, 19.7 seconds on two head, $1,394; 2. Clint Carpenter, 21.0, $1,045; 3. (tie) Hadley DeShazo and Jared Kempker , 21.7, $523 each. 


Barrel racing: 1. Melora Potter, 17.35 seconds, $1,148; 2. Tracy Nowlin, 17.42, $984; 3. Michele McLeod, 17.55, $820; 4. Sallye Williams, 17.63, $711; 5. Alexis Baratka, 17.71, $547; 6. Dona Kay Rule, 17.72, $437; 7. Kelsi Haller, 17.85, $328; 8. (tie) Amber Scales and Kristine Knauf, 17.86, $191 each; 10. Michelle Darling, 17.87, $109. 


Steer roping: First round: 1. Brodie Poppino, 10.3 seconds, $1,042; 2. Kelly Casebolt, 12.4, $782; 3. Mike Chase, 12.5, $521; 4. Roger Branch, 13.0, $261. Second round: 1. (tie) J.P. Wickett and Brady Garten, 11.3 seconds, $912 each; 3. Kelly Casebolt, 11.8, $521; 4. Will Gasperson, 12.2, $261. Average: 1. Kelly Casebolt, 24.2 seconds on two head, $1,563; 2. Mike Chase, 25.2, $1,172; 3. Will Gasperson, 25.7, $782; 4. Roger Branch, 29.8, $391. 


Bull riding: 1. Trevor Kastner, 84.5 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's No. 3109, $1,913; 2. Dave Mason, 82, $1,630; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $56,037. Stock contractor: Rafter H Rodeo Livestock. Sub-contractor: Pickett Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Shelley Hall. Officials: Sam Minnick and Chris Bastien. Timers: Tammy Braden, Betty Hall and Ti Ada Wise. Announcer: Doug Mathis. Specialty act: Mandy Payne. Bullfighters: Broc McGuire and JasonGibbs. Clown/barrelman: Sarge Casey. Flankman: Chad Cometti. Chute boss: Dell Hall. Pickup men: Butch Braden Jr and Billy Dimmitt. Music director: Jarred Campbell.

Oregon Trail Rodeo


Hastings, Neb., Aug. 25-27


All-around cowboy: Adam Rose, $1,245, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Jared Keylon, 80 points on Korkow Rodeos' Ole One Eye, $1,684; 2. Jess Pope, 78, $1,276; 3. Tanner Aus, 75, $919; 4. Logan Glendy, 74.5, $613; 5. J.C. Hester Jr., 73.5, $357; 6. (tie) Ty Breuer, Blaine Kaufman and Bill Tutor, 73, $85 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Laine Herl, 4.0 seconds, $1,686; 2. (tie) Jacob Edler and Ryan Swayze, 4.1, $1,356 each; 4. Kaleb Summers, 4.7, $1,026; 5. Blake Mindemann, 5.1, $807; 6. Bridger Anderson, 5.2, $587; 7. Wyatt Schaack, 5.4, $367; 8. Sid Hart, 5.5, $147. 


Team roping: 1. Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 5.3 seconds, $1,245 each; 2. Dylan Gordon/Hunter Koch, 5.7, $1,030; 3. Kellan Johnson/Trey Yates, 5.8, $816; 4. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 6.2, $601; 5. Paul David Tierney/Levi Tyan, 10.3, $386; 6. Trent Barrett/Jake Pelton, 13.4, $215. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cameron Messier, 78.5 points on Korkow Rodeos' Chocolate Starfish, $1,815; 2. Logan Allen, 77.5, $1,375; 3. Dalton Davis, 77, $990; 4. Taylor Tupper, 76, $660; 5. (tie) Shorty Garrett and Jake Finlay, 74.5, $330 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Joey Dickens, 9.4 seconds, $1,826; 2. Kyle Dickens, 9.8, $1,512; 3. Chase Williams, 10.2, $1,197; 4. (tie) L.D. Meier and Cody Huber, 10.3, $724 each; 6. Sterling Smith, 10.4, $315. 


Barrel racing: 1. Sydni Blanchard, 16.77 seconds, $1,449; 2. Hallie Fulton, 16.85, $1,242; 3. Alexis Baratka, 16.89, $1,035; 4. Tracy Nowlin, 16.96, $897; 5. (tie) Stacy Barney and Deb Cox, 17.00, $621 each; 7. Cierra Chapman, 17.08, $414; 8. Lindsay Leverington, 17.12, $276; 9. Kristine Knauf, 17.13, $207; 10. Conny Winkers, 17.17, $138. 


Bull riding: * First round: 1. Garrett Wickett, 82 points on Korkow Rodeos' Little Turbo, $872; 2. Jeff Bertus, 79.5, $713; no other qualified rides. * Second round: 1. Jeff Bertus, 76.5 points on Korkow Rodeos' Jordan, $1,585; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Jeff Bertus, 156 points on two head, $634; 2. Garrett Wickett, 82 on one head, $476. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $43,998. Stock contractor: Korkow Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Misty Korkow Clair. Officials: Royd Doyal and Clayton Macom. Timers: Nora Warne and Carol Korkow. Announcer: Travis Schauda. Bullfighters: Zachary Call and Dustin Nelson. Clown/barrelman: Johnny Dudley. Flankmen: Randy Warne and Daniel Yellow Hawk. Chute boss: Troy Heinert. Pickup men: Tucker Stocklin and Troy Heinert. Music director: Jared Slagle.

Salmon Stampede PRCA Rodeo


Salmon, Idaho, Aug. 25-26


All-around cowboy: Heith Allan DeMoss, $1,209, saddle bronc riding and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Buck Lunak, 86 points on Summit Pro Rodeo's Rodeos Night Mare, $665; 2. Tristan Hansen, 79, $499; 3. Troy Vaira, 78, $333; 4. (tie) Braxten Nielsen and Grant Denny, 77, $83 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Kyle Callaway, 4.3 seconds, $883; 2. Kane Cartwright, 4.5, $662; 3. Jabe Anderson, 4.8, $442; 4. Walt Anseth, 5.1, $221. 


Team roping: 1. Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 5.2 seconds, $1,141 each; 2. (tie) Delon Parker/Ryan Zurcher and Trey Blackmore/Steve Sherwood, 5.6, $846 each; 4. Doyle Hoskins/Ryon Tittel, 6.4, $551; 5. Dale Benevides/Buck McCay, 6.5, $354; 6. Jason Carlson/Matt Robertson, 7.0, $197. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Heith DeMoss, 88 points on Summit Pro Rodeo's Last Surprise, $1,209; 2. Brady Nicholes, 84, $916; 3. Joe Harper, 83, $660; 4. Josh Davison, 81, $440; 5. Quincy Crum, 80.5, $256; 6. Blaise Freeman, 79, $183. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Jesse Loveless, 11.7 seconds, $883; 2. (tie) Keaton Newman, Nolan Conway and Jared Parke, 11.8, $442 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Ruger Piva, 84 points on Summit Pro Rodeo's Eclipse, $832; 2. Luke Gee, 77, $681; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $20,586. Stock contractor: Summit Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Irene Singer. Offical: Allison France. Timers: Irene Singer and Allison France. Announcer: Will Rasmussen. Specialty act: JW Winklepleck. Bullfighters: Cade Burns and Tyson Hutchison. Clown/barrelman: Kevin Higley. Flankmen: J.D. Hamaker and Jesse Hill. Chute boss: James Brown. Pickup man: Duane Gilbert. Music director: Brenda Winklepleck.

Great Plains Stampede Rodeo


Altus, Okla., Aug. 24-26


All-around cowboy: Toby Collins, $1,101, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.


Bareback riding: 1. Zach Hibler, 78.5 points on Andrews Rodeo's Rags To Riches, $1,053; 2. Levi Nicholson, 77, $790; 3. (tie) Trey Moore III and Taylor Broussard, 75, $395 each. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Blake Mindemann, 4.3 seconds, $1,513; 2. (tie) Jule Hazen, Clay Mindemann and Stan Branco, 4.5, $991 each; 5. John Kloeckler, 4.6, $470; 6. Blair Jones, 5.1, $261. 


Team roping: 1. Bubba Buckaloo/Austin Rogers, 5.0 seconds, $1,452 each; 2. Troy Boone/Chase Boekhaus, 5.3, $1,202; 3. Quisto Lopez/Justin Pruitt, 5.5, $951; 4. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.6, $701; 5. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 5.7, $451; 6. Casey Hicks/Braden Harmon, 5.9, $250. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Toby Collins, 84.5 points on Andrews Rodeo's Fire Lane, $1,101; 2. Justin Caylor, 76.5, $834; 3. Clint Lindenfeld, 76, $601; 4. Joe Lufkin, 75, $400; 5. Telden McLain, 73, $234; 6. (tie) Ross Griffin and Tyler Baeza, 72, $83 each. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Caddo Lewallen, 9.0 seconds, $1,554; 2. Chris McCuistion, 10.0, $1,286; 3. (tie) Jesse Clark and Braxton Laughlin, 10.4, $884 each; 5. Neil Dove, 10.5, $482; 6. Cheyenne Stanley, 10.6, $268. 


Barrel racing: 1. Carley Richardson, 17.50 seconds, $1,051; 2. (tie) Lacy Kimball and Loni Lester, 17.55, $826 each; 4. Morgan Breaux, 17.61, $651; 5. Sadye Simpson, 17.62, $501; 6. Michele McLeod, 17.75, $400; 7. Teresa Turbeville, 17.76, $300; 8. Tamara Reinhardt, 17.84, $200; 9. Skyla Whitters, 17.93, $150; 10. Benette Little, 17.99, $100. 


Bull riding: 1. Brennon Eldred, 89 points on Andrews Rodeo's Soul Searcher, $1,966; 2. Braden Richardson, 85, $1,525; 3. Clayton Sellars, 80, $1,146; 4. Foster McCraw, 79, $768; 5. Trey Kimzey, 78.5, $515; 6. Jeston Mead, 75, $389; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $41,239. Stock contractor: Andrews Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Dollie Riddle. Officials: Skip Emmett and Travis Howe. Timers: Dollie Riddle and Jodi Crippen. Announcer: Scott Grover. Specialty act: Mark Swingler. Bullfighters: Dusty Duba and Kyle Lippincott. Clown/barrelman: Mark Swingler. Flankman: Garrett Poston. Chute boss: Sammy Andrews. Pickup men: TJ Bohlender and Jeremy Willis. Photographer: O.T. Thomas. Music director: Mark Evans.

Doxa Extreme Rodeo


Alex, Okla., Aug. 23-24


All-around cowboy: Colt Gordon, $1,055, saddle bronc riding and team roping.


Bareback riding: 1. Anthony Thomas, 81 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Chip N Dale, $1,072; 2. Trey Moore III, 77, $804; 3. Zach Hibler, 72, $536; 4. Logan Patterson, 59.5, $268. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Clay Mindemann, 4.1 seconds, $927; 2. (tie) Denver Berry and Jule Hazen, 4.2, $687 each; 4. Tanner Brunner, 4.3, $447; 5. (tie) Cody Devers and Ryan Swayze, 4.4, $224 each. 


Team roping: 1. Dylan Gordon/Hunter Koch, 5.3 seconds, $1,174 each; 2. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 5.8, $880; 3. Troy Boone/Chase Boekhaus, 6.0, $587; 4. Justin Lovell/Boogie Ray, 6.8, $293. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Colt Gordon, 82 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Jitter Bug, $1,055; 2. Shane Hand, 80, $799; 3. (tie) Jace Lane and Corey LeFebre, 74, $479 each; 5. Tyrel Larsen, 72, $224; 6. Justin Caylor, 71.5, $160. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Paul David Tierney, 8.2 seconds, $872; 2. Cole Bailey, 8.7, $722; 3. Travis Reimer, 8.9, $572; 4. Lane Jeffrey, 9.5, $421; 5. Jarrod Branch, 9.8, $271; 6. Polo Bacque II, 9.9, $150. 


Barrel racing: 1. Fallon Taylor, 15.51 seconds, $876; 2. Jill Wilson, 15.53, $751; 3. Kylie Weast, 15.56, $626; 4. Sissy Winn, 15.70, $543; 5. Danyelle Campbell, 15.75, $417; 6. Cierra Chapman, 15.82, $334; 7. Dona Kay Rule, 15.86, $250; 8. Loni Lester, 15.91, $167; 9. (tie) Jessi Wade and Michelle Darling, 15.92, $104 each. 


Bull riding: 1. Lane Nobles, 79.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Bat Masterson, $1,853; 2. Foster McCraw, 76, $1,578; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $27,702. Stock contractor: Big Rafter Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Laura Adair. Officials: Carl Burkholder and Brad Mattox. Timers: Laura Adair and Mary Emmett. Announcer: Wild Wes Ward. Specialty act: Robbie Hodges. Bullfighters: Evan Allard and Travis Warrick. Clown/barrelman: Robbie Hodges. Flankmen: Payden Franks and Jack Simmons. Chute bosses: Jack Simmons and Tate Stratton. Pickup men: Justin Fisher and Rod Adair. Music director: Casey Deardorff.

Eastern Montana Fair Rodeo


Miles City, Mont., Aug. 22-23


All-around cowboy: Bode Scott, $1,111, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.


Bareback riding: 1. J.R. Vezain, 82 points on Kesler Rodeo's Blue Wings, $1,523; 2. Steven Dent, 77, $1,154; 3. Evan Jayne, 74, $831; 4. (tie) Blade Elliott and Troy Vaira, 72, $438 each; 6. Grant Denny, 68, $231. 


Steer wrestling: 1. Scott Guenthner, 4.6 seconds, $1,826; 2. Curtis Cassidy, 5.0, $1,512; 3. Jake Rinehart, 5.1, $1,197; 4. Josh Boka, 5.2, $882; 5. Leighton Hotchkiss, 7.0, $567; 6. Bode Scott, 7.7, $315. 


Team roping: 1. Britt Williams/Brett Fleming, 4.8 seconds, $1,477 each; 2. Trey Blackmore/Steve Sherwood, 5.5, $1,222; 3. Tyler Thiel/Derick Fleming, 5.8, $968; 4. Delon Parker/Ryan Zurcher, 6.5, $713; 5. Brady Tryan/Travis Tryan, 6.6, $458; 6. Shane Schwenke/Jesse Fleming, 9.0, $255. 


Saddle bronc riding: 1. Houston Brown, 80 points on Kesler Rodeo's Show & Tell, $1,871; 2. Jade Blackwell, 78.5, $1,417; 3. Ty Manke, 78, $1,020; 4. Chet Johnson, 76.5, $680; 5. Joe Harper, 76, $397; 6. Cort Scheer, 75.5, $283. 


Tie-down roping: 1. Timber Moore, 7.8 seconds, $1,665; 2. (tie) Riley Pruitt and Tuf Cooper, 8.1, $1,339 each; 4. Chase Williams, 8.2, $1,013; 5. Bode Scott, 9.2, $796; 6. Kevin Peterson, 9.5, $579; 7. Ace Slone, 9.6, $362; 8. Mesquite Mahaffey, 9.9, $145. 


Barrel racing: 1. Erin Williams, 17.33 seconds, $959; 2. Tara Stimpson, 17.35, $822; 3. Nicole Laurence, 17.39, $685; 4. Shelly Anzick, 17.44, $594; 5. Victoria Netzer, 17.47, $457; 6. Lisa Lockhart, 17.53, $365; 7. Jana Bean, 17.54, $274; 8. Ashley Sudan, 17.55, $183; 9. Heather Knerr, 17.59, $137; 10. Jackie Schau, 17.60, $91. 


Bull riding: 1. Adam Lucero, 78 points on Kesler Rodeo's Smokin' Deal, $2,864; 2. Guthrie Murray, 74, $2,439; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $44,506. Stock contractor: Kesler Championship Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Kesler Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Judy Kesler. Officials: Bruce Keller and Johnnie Barlogio Jr. Timers: Margo Kesler and Heather La Tray. Announcer: Steve Kenyon. Specialty act: David Whitmoyer. Bullfighters: Jamie Cox and Bud Bentley. Clown/barrelman: David Whitmoyer. Flankman: Duane Kesler. Pickup men: Travis Jordan and Jay Shaw. Music director: Kurt Kesler.







PBR News Roundup: August 23rd


By: Mandi McCary August 23, 2017@ 08:30:00 AM



By: Andrew GiangolaMonday, August 21, 2017 @ 3:06 PM

Troy Wilkinson, Dakota Buttar, Edgar Durazo, Jess Lockwood and Kaique Pacheco will all ride for their countries in Edmonton. Photo: Andy Watson /

PUEBLO, Colo. – Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has announced select riders who have qualified to compete in the inaugural PBR Global Cup – a five-country bull riding tournament – that is set to take place Nov. 9-11 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the state-of-the-art Rogers Place.

The PBR Global Cup teams were set according to the PBR world standings following this past weekend’s Music City Knockout:

  • Australia: Troy Wilkinson, Kurt Shephard, Aaron Kleier, Lachlan Richardson and Sonny Schafferius
  • Brazil: Kaique Pacheco, Eduardo Aparecido, Fabiano Vieira, Joao Ricardo Vieira and Rubens Barbosa
  • Canada: Dakota Buttar, Brock Radford, Jordan Hansen, Justin Lloyd and Cody Coverchuk
  • Mexico: Edgar Durazo, Francisco Morales, Juan Carlos Contreras, Ricardo Orozco and Alejandro Gamboa Calvo
  • United States: Jess Lockwood, Derek Kolbaba, Chase Outlaw, 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis and Matt Triplett* 

* Note: Triplett is a replacement for two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney, who is unable to compete in Edmonton because of season-ending shoulder surgery.

The Global Cup offers host countries “home-field advantage,” and Team Canada will compete with 14 riders on their team versus the seven riders competing for the visiting teams.

In addition to the riders named, teams will add two additional riders – a national qualifier from each country’s PBR tour and a coach’s pick.

The dates and venues for PBR Global Cup competition in four additional countries will be announced in the future.

The national qualifiers and coaches’ picks for each country will be announced at a date to be determined.

“In bull riding, the PBR Global Cup is the ultimate expression of national pride on a world stage, transforming an individual performance-based sport into a team-based battle for national pride,” said Sean Gleason, PBR CEO. “At the center of our international growth strategy, the PBR Global Cup will be the largest event staged in any one of our international territories and the only event in each country to feature the top riders coming for a single event to claim bragging rights for the title of Toughest Nation on Dirt.”

The prestigious Global Cup Trophy will be awarded to the team with the highest aggregate score over the course of the event based off each team's best 14 qualified rides.

The Global Cup Trophy emphasizes native soil as the object of national pride.  The trophy consists of five individual horns featuring each country’s national colors and serving as a vessel for each nation’s dirt. In order to complete the trophy and proclaim world dominance, one team must win and possess each respective country’s horn.

Riders in this annual event will earn money based on their team’s performance. The first place team will split $400,000 (Canadian dollars) while the last place team will share $42,000. Each rider will also have an opportunity to win an additional $100,000 from their individual performances each day.

The 2017 Global Cup coaches, as voted on by the bull riders in each country, were also announced this past weekend:

  • Australia Adriano Moraes         
  • Brazil Robson Palermo
  • Canada Aaron Roy
  • Mexico Michael Gaffney
  • United States Justin McBride           

RELATED: PBR announces Global Cup coaches.   

PBR is finalizing primary broadcast partnerships to televise the Global Cup in each country. Additionally, the events will be distributed to more than 450 million homes in 45 territories through PBR’s existing international broadcast partners outside of its operating territories.


By: Andrew GiangolaSunday, August 20, 2017 @ 11:33 AM


Five PBR legends will helm the five bull riding nations. Photos: Andy Watson /

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has announced the coaches who will lead the five teams competing in the inaugural PBR Global Cup – an international bull riding tournament – that is set to debut Nov. 9-11 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the state-of-the-art Rogers Place.

The 2017 Global Cup coaches are:

- Australia: Adriano Moraes
- Brazil: Robson Palermo
- Canada: Aaron Roy
- Mexico: Michael Gaffney
- United States: Justin McBride

The PBR Global Cup team members will qualify for their teams based on the PBR world standings following this weekend’s Music City Knockout in Nashville.

The dates and venues for PBR Global Cup competition in four additional countries will be announced in the future.

About the PBR Global Cup Coaches

Australia – Adriano Moraes

A statue of Adriano Moraes on Little Yellow Jacket stands at the entrance of PBR’s headquarters in Pueblo, Colorado, recognizing his larger-than-life role in the development and expansion of the sport of professional bull riding. The Brazilian started riding bulls when he was 15 years old. After winning Brazilian national titles in 1992 and 1993, he moved to the United States in 1994, where he won the World Championship in the PBR’s inaugural season. Moraes would become the first athlete in the PBR to win three World Championships. His overall PBR career earnings would total over $3 million. In 2011, he received the ultimate honor – the PBR the Ring of Honor. Moraes qualified for the PBR World Finals a total of 14 times (1994-98 and 2000-08.)

Brazil – Robson Palermo

Like his fellow countryman Adriano Moraes, Robson Palermo began riding bulls at 15, after watching VCR bull riding tapes over and over growing up. After winning the Brazilian Bull Riding title in 2005, he moved to the U.S. for bigger opportunities in the sport the following year. Palermo has won 13 events at PBR’s elite level, and is the only rider to win the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals event three times (2008, 2011, 2012), including becoming the first rider two win the prestigious event in consecutive years. Palermo ranks 10th in PBR career earnings with $2,585,916.11, including $1,173,591.60 at the Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Canada – Aaron Roy

Aaron Roy is one of the most accomplished Canadian bull riders as the first three-time Canadian National Champion, the all-time Canadian money leader ($974,737.50) and a five-time Glen Keeley Award winner, an award given to the Canadian rider who accumulates the most points in a season. After fracturing vertebrae and breaking his jaw at the 2013 Calgary Stampede, the Saskatchewan native returned to bull riding action after having a rod and eight screws surgically inserted into his back and qualified for the PBR World Finals again in 2015 and 2016.

Mexico – Michael Gaffney

Michael Gaffney, the 1997 World Champion, ranks as one of the sport’s most popular and accomplished riders.  The native of New Mexico had been riding in the PRCA when he and 19 other riders founded the PBR in 1992, scraping together $1,000 to invest in the new league. During his career, Gaffney amassed thirteen 90-point rides and successfully rode the legendary Little Yellow Jacket twice in 2004, for 93.75 and 96.5 points. That 2004 ride in Nampa, Idaho, was the last time a rider reached the 96.5-point mark, which is the highest numerical score in PBR history. He joined Bubba Dunn and Chris Shivers, who did it twice, as the only riders to record the score. A year later, Gaffney was inducted into the PBR Ring of Honor.

United States – Justin McBride

Two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride won $5.1 million during his PBR career, the fourth-most in PBR history. McBride was inducted into the PBR Ring of Honor in 2008, and holds the PBR record for event wins in a season with eight (2007) and all-time event wins (32). The native of Belton, Texas, has worked as a color commentator for the past eight seasons, providing clear insights and analysis drawing on his experience as one of the greatest bull riders of all time. 


By: Kacie AlbertTuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Matt Triplett is introduced in the opening of the Calgary stop on the Monster Energy Tour in 2016. PBR Canada photo by Covy Moore.

CALGARY, Alberta – In response to fan demand, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will now storm into Calgary, Alberta on November 24-25, expanding to a two-day event and offering local bull riding enthusiasts an increased opportunity to see some of the world’s best riders and bucking bulls.

Set to take place at the Agrium Western Event Centre at Stampede Park for the second consecutive year, action for the nationally-televised Monster Energy Tour event will begin at 7:30 p.m. MT on both Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25. The event had been initially scheduled as a one-day stop in Calgary in late September.

In addition to adding an extra night of bull riding, the event will also now include an official after party following the championship round on Saturday at the Big Four Building at Stampede Park.

All ticket holders from both days of the event will be admitted free of charge.

“As a city that is synonymous with bull riding and western sports, Calgary is a vital stop on the Monster Energy Tour,” said Chris Bell, General Manager, PBR Canada. “We are excited to double the fun and thrills for our fans in one of the most passionate places for our sport.”

The Monster Energy Tour features Canada’s elite, alongside riders from up to five other countries, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from both Canada and the United States. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous cowboys face off against their 2,000-pound opponents.

Brady Sims (Holt, Missouri) won the inaugural event in 2016, delivering an 86.5-point ride on Shot of Whiskey (Two Bit Bucking Bulls) in Round 1 and an 89-point trip aboard Heaven’s Basement (Vold Rodeo Co.) in Round 2. Cody Coverchuk (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan), the current No.2 rider in the Canadian national standings, finished fifth, while No.15 Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan) was sixth.

Also anticipated to compete are 2013 PBR Canada Champion, and Alberta-native, Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta), in addition to fellow home-province riders Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta), who currently sits atop the Canadian national standings, and Lonnie West (Cadogan, Alberta).

Each rider will get on one bull in Round 1 on Friday and Round 2 on Saturday. The 10 bull riders with the top combined ride scores will advance to the championship round on Saturday for one more ride and a chance at the $20,000 available in prize money. In addition to competing for points towards the Canadian national standings, riders will also have the opportunity to earn world points in an effort to earn a berth onto the elite Built Ford Tough Series. The event will mark the first opportunity riders have to earn points towards the 2018 rankings.

The Monster Energy Tour will be showcased on TSN/RDS, including a post-season highlights show. Fans should check local listings for broadcast event dates and times.



CPRA News: A Season of Surprises




Airdrie, ALTA – August 21, 2017

For barrel racer, Diane Skocdopole, the 2017 pro rodeo season has been an “out of body experience.”

Skocdopole wanted to get an early start to the year and with CPRA rodeos getting going sooner than semi-pro events, decided to kick off her season at Camrose. The result—a win for her and her eight year-old mare “Sonic” (JG Hectors Pizzazz)—was “a complete surprise and meant I had to make some decisions,” related the Big Valley cowgirl. 

The decision was to “buy her card and see where it goes and let the mare pick what would happen.

“She’s been better indoors up to now,” Skocdopole acknowledged, which led to another surprise… three of her four CPRA wins have been outdoors: Innisfail, La Crete and this weekend’s Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo. The other major factor in her success was a second place finish at Edmonton’s cash-rich K-Days Rodeo in July. 

The first place finish at Pincher Creek, coupled with a second place cheque at Jasper meant a $2690 weekend, pushing the first year pro’s season earnings total to over $18,500, making her all but a lock to get to her first CFR. The productive weekend also took Skocdopole to the lead in the season rookie standings as she went by teenage sensation Taylor Manning, who was blanked for one of the few times this year.

“Sonic was really strong going in and I had to check her and kind of help her find first,” Skocdopole said of her Pincher Creek run. “I don’t usually have to do that. Usually I just get her started and hang on and let her do her thing.”

Skocdopole and the Frenchman’s guy granddaughter, with cow bloodlines on the mare side, went to some futurities when Sonic was a five year-old, then qualified for the FCA Finals together a year later. A little more seasoning in the mare’s seven year-old year set the stage for the duo’s outstanding 2017 campaign.

“I got her as a two year-old and did the training on her; she’s kind of a do-everything horse,” Skocdopole added. “and a fun fact, (husband) Dale placed on her in the team roping when she was six.” Dale needed a heading horse for Medicine Hat and Bonnyville. He took Sonic and won a fifth place cheque at Medicine Hat, making the mare a two event money earner in pro rodeo. 

Speaking of Dale, he and brother Wayne saw their 3.7 second time (the second fastest in CPRA team roping history), equaled on the weekend. A couple more teenage talents, the Wainwright, Alberta-based Graham brothers posted the amazing time en route to the win and $1254 each. Dawson (just graduated from high school) and Dillon (going into grade eleven) were the second last team in Sunday’s final performance and had the full grandstand clapping and cheering as their blistering 3.7 was announced. 

And the latest steer wrestler to be mounting a charge at a CFR berth is Joe Guze. The Drayton Valley bulldogger, who was 15th in the standings going into the weekend, put together a winning run of 3.4 seconds at the Cranbrook Pro Rodeo to go with a 5/6 split at Jasper for a $2057 total that moves him very much into Canadian Finals Rodeo contention. The battle for the final few CFR qualifications in the steer wrestling promises to go down to the final weekend of the season and is one where the Grass Roots Finals(September 29 and 30 at the Agrium Western EventsCentre in Calgary) could play a major role.

For complete weekend rodeo results go to

The coming weekend will see pro cowboys and cowgirls making their way to Okotoks, Alberta for the Okotoks Pro Rodeo, August 25-27. The long time event will enjoy a new venue this year - an outdoor pen just north of the town of Okotoks

WPCA Update: Kurt Bensmiller Wins Second World Title


Kurt Bensmiller Wins Second World Championship; Dustin Gorst Captures First Career Title At The 2017 Battle Of The Rockies

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Left: 2017 World Chuckwagon Champions
Back Row (L_R) :
 2017 World Champion Chuckwagon Driver Kurt Bensmiller, Ashley Bensmiller, Outriders Rory Gervais & Shawn Calf Robe. Front Row (L-R): Hayze Bensmiller,  Vahn Bensmiller, Harlee Bensmiller

Right: 2017 Battle Of The Rockies Champions
Blackjack Livestock Co./A1 Cement Contractors Ltd. Outfit

(L-R): Driver Dustin Gorst, Jaycee Gorst, Klinch Gorst, Outriders Quaid Tournier & Casey Knight
Photos By Shellie Scott

It was a big day in Rocky Mountain House, Albeta as the 2017 season wrapped up Sunday afternoon. Chuckwagon Legend Kelly Sutherland was making his last run of his 50 year career, and there was a lot on the line on day 4 of the Battle of the Rockies. Two world champions would be declared, as well as the 2017 Battle of the Rockies Championship would all be determined in a pressure packed Sunday afternoon in Rocky Mountain House.

Kurt Bensmiller won his second career World Chuckwagon Championship by 163.5 points over John Walters. Layne MacGillivray had his best overall finish in the World Standings placing third, two-time World Champion Rick Fraser was fourth and Logan Gorst placed fifth. Casey Knight captured his first career World Outriding title as well.

In the chase for the season ending Battle of the Rockies championship, Dustin Gorst, driving the Blackjack Livestock Ltd. outfit, and outriders Casey Knight and Quaid Tournier, the run they needed to emerge as champions of the 2017 Battle of the Rockies. It’s the first career show win for Dustin Gorst as a chuckwagon driver.

Dustin Gorst captured the 2017 Battle of the Rockies after posting the best 4-day aggregate time of 5:06.38. That put him 56 one-hundredths second in front of runner-up Gary Gorst, followed closely by Rick Fraser’s #2 wagon. Logan Gorst was fourth and Rick Fraser’s #1 wagon completed the top five overall in the season ending event.

On the day, Vern Nolin was tops with a 1:16.11, from barrel number 1 in the fifth heat. Roger Moore was second, with Rick Fraser’s #2 wagon,  Logan Gorst and Rick Fraser’s #1 wagon rounding out the top five on the afternoon

Equine outfit of Excellence winners included “DANCER” of John Walter’s outfit on Right Lead, “GT” of Gary Gorst’s outfit on Left Lead, “TENTH POWER” of Kurt Bensmiller’s outfit on Right Wheel, “SLICK” of Chanse Vigen’s outfit on Left Wheel, and “CALM” of Jason Glass’ outfit and “ZIP” of Evan Salmond’s outfit were the champion Outriding Horses.

Congratulations to the 2017 World Champions, driver Kurt Bensmiller and outrider Casey Knight, and many thanks to all the corporate partners, broadcast partners, support staff and chuckwagon fans all along the 2017 WPCA Pro Tour. Enjoy a safe and prosperous off-season, and we will see you all in 2018.

Billy Melville