Hillman sets new arena record at Caldwell Night Rodeo

 

               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

By Susan Kanode for the Caldwell Night Rodeo

 

               CALDWELL, Idaho (Aug. 15, 2017) – A five-year-old gray horse called Sharpie and a petite blonde from Texas, had the rowdies and the civies making lots of noise at the first performance of the Caldwell Night Rodeo. 

               Stevi Hillman from Weatherford was one of 78 barrel racers that entered the rodeo here. They all had their first-round run during slack on Tuesday morning where she finished in second place behind Taci Bettis from Round Top, Texas. 

               Then 12 of those members of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association made their second appearance during the Family Night performance on Tuesday. Just hours after placing second, Sharpie and Hillman stopped the clock in 16.68 seconds to set a new arena record. 

               The previous record of 17.01 seconds was set by Mary Aller in 1998. When Aller had her success here, the entry and exit to the arena was on the side. It is now in the middle of the arena. While the set up may have changed the pattern is set the same and Hillman’s run put her at the top of the overall standings and will make her a favorite to compete here at next Saturday’s championships. 

               This is not the first success that Hillman has had aboard Sharpie. Just over two weeks ago, they won the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Wyoming and caught the attention of rodeo fans there. 

               “I got goosebumps tonight,” Hillman said. “I could feel how hard he was running and working. I’m sure he also responded to the crowd here. He was electric.” 

               The very exciting barrel race set the stage for the bull riding where Idaho’s own Garrett Smith was the first man to ride. He scored 84.5 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Fireworks. Brennon Eldred from Sulphur, Oklahoma, also rode and took the lead with an 88-point ride on another bull from Powder River, Party Hardy. 

               The second performance of the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday night. More information is available at www.caldwellnightrodeo.com

 

CALDWELL, Idaho (Aug. 15, 201) --- The following are unofficial results from the Caldwell Night Rodeo. 

 

First Performance --- 

 

               Bareback riding: 1, Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 86 points on Outlaw Buckers Rodeo’s American Thumper. 2, J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., 82. 3, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 80.5. 4, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 79. 

 

               Steer wrestling: 1, Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 3.8 seconds. 2, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 4.2. 3, Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta, 4.4. 4, Chance E howard, Cedarville, Ark., 4.6. 

 

               Team roping: 1, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Noguiera, Presidente Prudente, Brazil, 5.2. 2, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Billy Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 5.6. 3, Bryce Palmer, Milton Freewater, Ore., and Bo Patzke, Klamath Falls, Ore., 7.0. 4, Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 10.5. 

 

               Saddle bronc riding: 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 88.5 points on Outlaw Buckers Rodeo’s Little Muffin. 2, Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 86.5. 3, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 82.5. 4, Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., 82. 

 

               Tie-down roping: 1, Ty Baker, Van Horn, Texas, 8.2 seconds. 2, Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif., 8.5. 3, Jared Parke, Gooding, Idaho, 9.0. 4, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 9.8. 

 

               Women’s barrel racing: 1, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 16.68 seconds.* 2, Liz Herrin, Big Spring, Texas, 17.30. 3, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 17.39. 4, Sidney Forrest, Lipan, Texas, 17.48. 

 

               Bull riding: (two rides) 1, Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 88 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Party Hardy. 2, Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 84.5. 

 

The following are first round winners and current leaders n steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing from the Caldwell Night Rodeo. 

               

Steer wrestling: (first round winners) 1, (tie) Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., and Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 3.7, $2,520 each. 3, (tie) Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., and Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 3.8, $1,819. 5, (tie) John Henry Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.; Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.; and Errol Frain, Marysville, Calif.; 3.9, $938. 8, Levi Rudd, Chelsea, Okla., 4.0, $234. (second round) Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb., 3.6. 2, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 3.7. 3, (tie) Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta; Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii; and Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.; 3.8 each. (total on two) 1, Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 7.6. 2, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 7.9. 3, Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 8.1. 4, Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, 8.4. 

 

               Team roping: (first round winners) 1, Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss., and Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas, 4.8 seconds, $2,671 each. 2, (tie) Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Billy Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.; and Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 4.9 and $2,148 each. 4, (tie) Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta and Tyler Worley, Bluffdale, Texas; Joshua and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.; and Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Noguiera, Presidente Prudente, Brazil, 5.1, $1,277 each. 7, (tie) Brandon Beers, Powell, Butte, Ore., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.; Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.; and Bryce palmer, Milton Freewater, Ore., and Bo Patzke, Klamath Falls, Ore., 5.2, $271. (second round) 1, Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 4.9. 2, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 5.0. 3, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Ty Romo, Whitewater, Ariz., 5.1. 4, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.,, and Junior Noguiera, Presidente Prudente, Brazil, 5.2. (total on two) 1, Driggers and Noguiera, 10.3.2, Wade and Saebens, 10.5. 3, Marcos Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., and Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, 10.8. 4, Riley and Brady Minor, 11.0. 

               Tie-down roping: (first round winners) 1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.1, $2,555. 2, Timber moore, Aubrey, Texas, 8.3, $2,222. 3, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 8.5, $1,889. 4, (tie) J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah; Justin Smith, Leesville, La.; and Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.; 8.7, $1,222. 7, RandallCarlisle, Athens, La., 8.9, $556. 8, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 9.0, $222. (second round) 1, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 7.7. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.9. 3, Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 8.0. 4, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 8.1. (total on two) 1, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas and Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 18.5 each. 3, J.C. Malone,  Plain City, Utah, 18.7. 4, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 19.1. 

`              Barrel Racing: (first round winners) 1, Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas, 17.05 seconds, $2,555. 2, Stevi Hillman, 17.08, $1,743. 3, Darby Fox, King Hill, Idaho, 17.18, $1,452. 4, Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, 17.22, $1,259. 5, Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn., 17.38, $968. 6, Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas, 17.41, $775. 7, Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas, 17.42, $581. 8, Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 17.44, $387. 9, (tie) Amberleigh Moore, Keizer, Ore., and Kelly Collier, Hereford, Texas, 17.45, $242 each. (second round) 1, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 16.68*. 2, Taci Bettis, 17.09. 3, Amberleigh Moore, 17.23. 4, Liz Herrin, Big Spring, Texas, 17.30. (total on two) 1, Hillman, 33.76. 2, Bettis, 34.14. 3, Moore, 34.68. 4, Herrin, 34.78. 

*New arena record. Previous record was Mary Aller at 17.01 in 1998.

2017 FACT SHEET

83rd Annual

Dates: August 15 – 19

Performance times: 8 p.m.

Junior Rodeo: 6:30

 

There are 581 rodeo entries here with 76 of them coming from Idaho. Livestock is being provided by Powder River Rodeo, D & H Cattle Company, Outlaw Buckers Rodeo, Brookman Rodeo and Burch Rodeo. Award-winning bull, “Bruiser,” and horse, “Craig at Midnight,” will be featured during rodeo action. 

 

2016 champions returning to defend their titles:

  • Bareback Riding – Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Steer Wrestling – Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Oregon
  • Team Roping – Travis Graves, Jay, Oklahoma, Heeler
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
  • Tie-Down Roping – Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas (reigning world champion) 
  • Barrel Racing – Sherry Cervi, Marana, Arizona

 

Competition Format: Top 12 advance to Finals in all events except bull riding

  • Bareback Riding – one round and Finals – 58 entries
  • Steer Wrestling – two rounds and Finals – 95 entries 
  • Team Roping -- two rounds and Finals – 74 teams entered
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – one round and Finals – 60 entries
  • Tie-Down Roping – two rounds and Finals – 80 entries
  • WPRA Barrel Race – two rounds and Finals – 78 entries
  • Bull Riding – one full round, no Finals – 79 entries

 

Projected prize money – Over $300,000

 

Theme Nights: 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 15 – Opening performance – Family Night
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Purple Family Night benefitting the Man Up Crusade
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 – Power of Pink Night raising money for mammograms for local women
  • Friday, Aug. 18 – Patriot Night raising money for CHR’s Military Relief Fund
  • Saturday, Aug. 19 – Championship Finals

 

Ticket Information: 

  • Family nights – children under 12 admitted free with paid adult. Adult tickets $15.
  • Thursday – Adults $15, Children under 12 $8
  • Friday and Saturday – All tickets $25 limited to 7,500 tickets
  • Tickets are available at D & B Supply, Idaho’s Cowboy Supply, Hap Tallman’s & Boot Barn. Or, tickets may be purchased at the gate based on availability or online CALDWELLNIGHTRODEO.COM

 

The Caldwell Night Rodeo is one of the top 20 rodeos in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Theyhave been nominated for thePRCA’s Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year seven times. 

 

PBR News: Lockwood Wins In Tulsa

Jess Lockwood is now tied with Eduardo Aparecido for the most event wins this season with three. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

LOCKWOOD WINS IN TULSA

By: Heather Croze August 13, 2017@ 05:25:00 PM

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jess Lockwood returned to the top of the shark cage for the first time since January after winning Sunday in Tulsa. 
  • The win was Lockwood's third of the season, tying him for the BFTS lead, and leaving him just 340 points behind world leader Eduardo Aparecido.
  • Ryan Dirteater moved to No. 16 after his second place finish while Cooper Davis moved up to No. 6 after his third place effort. 

IN THIS ARTICLE

 

TULSA, Okla. – The 2016 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the Year Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) had not held a buckle atop the shark cage as a winner of a Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event since winning two in January. He made his triumphant return by taking the victory at the Express Employment Professionals Classic, presented by Osage Casino, Sunday afternoon at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Lockwood rode Pick-It Construction’s Find Jesus (Ogden Ranch/Hart Cattle Co.) for 89.25 points in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round to cap a 3-for-3 performance on his way to the victory in the opening event of the second half. Including his third place finish in Saturday’s 15/15 Bucking Battle, Lockwood went a combined 4-for-4 in Tulsa and earned 635 total world points and $44,765 over the weekend.

The win helped No. 3 Lockwood gain ground on PBR world leader Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil), who was bucked off in the championship round. The 19-year old now trails the world No. 1 by just 340 points heading into next weekend’s PBR Major in Nashville, Tennessee, where nearly double the world points will be on the line.

Ryan Dirteater was in the running to win his first ever BFTS event in his home state, but had to settle for second place in Tulsa. The Hulbert, Oklahoma, cowboy rode Cooper’s Comet (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) for 88 points in the championship round and ended the weekend a perfect 3-for-3 as well.

The second place effort was Dirteater’s best finish of the season and it earned him 340 world points and $16,850, moving him to No. 16 in the world standings. Despite missing out on the win, Dirteater still brought some smiles over the weekend as his annual team roping event on Friday raised $26,000 for both Make-A-Wish Oklahoma and the Rider Relief Fund.

2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) finished in third place after his own 3-for-3 weekend. Davis closed out his performance with an 88-point trip aboard Nailed (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) to net 270 world points and $11,275.

Last season, Davis used a second half push to claim his first World Championship buckle and took a big step toward defending his title by moving to No. 7 in the world standings heading into next weekend’s PBR Major in Nashville, which he won last year.

Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) was not far behind when he finished in fourth place following a 2-for-3 effort. Outlaw rode both of his bulls on Championship Sunday, starting with an 87-point ride on Dirt Man Do (Halpain Bucking Bulls) in Round 2, and ending with an 89.75-point trip on Air Marshall (Hart Cattle Company) to win the championship round.

The round win was Outlaw’s seventh of the season which leads the BFTS. Outlaw leaves Oklahoma with 215 world points and $12,100

Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) rounded out the Top 5 after going 3-for-3 to record his highest finish since March. On Sunday, Nance rode Hedoo (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) for 87.25 points in Round 2, then covered Wiley (JQH Bucking Bulls/Bar 3D/Wallgren) for 88 points in the championship round.

It was Nance’s third Top 5 finish of 2017 and it helped push him from No. 15 to No. 11 in the world standings after pocketing 205 world points and $7,850.

Jack Shot (D&H Cattle Co./David Huffman) and Cut the Cord (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) were both named the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event after recording matching 44.25-point scores. Jack Shot earned the score after tossing Matt Triplett (Colmbia Falls, Montana) in Sunday’s championship round, while Cut the Cord disposed of Outlaw for the same score in Saturday’s 15/15 Bucking Battle.  

The race to the 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals will continue in Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena, where the Top 35 bull riders in the world will battle in the final PBR Major of the season, the Built Ford Tough Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires, Aug. 18-19.

The unique bracket-style challenge will offer $100,000 in prize money, and double the amount of crucial world points, meaning everything will be on the line for the riders chasing the 2017 PBR World Championship.

Fans can watch a special pre-show on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app starting at 8:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 18 before the action starts live on CBS Sports Network at 9:00 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the closing rounds on Aug. 19 starting with the “Inside the PBR Majors” pre-show at 9:30 p.m. ET.

CBS will also broadcast the Music City Knockout on Sunday Aug. 20 starting at 1 p.m. ET. 

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Express Employment Professionals Classic, presented by Osage Casino
BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma  
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Jess Lockwood, 87.5-85.25-89.25-262.00-560 Points.
2. Ryan Dirteater, 87-85-88-260.00-340 Points.
3. Cooper Davis, 84.25-86.75-88-259.00-270 Points.
4. Chase Outlaw, 0-87-89.75-176.75-215 Points.
5. Cody Nance, 53.5-87.25-88-228.75-205 Points.
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 82.25-87.75-0-170.00-110 Points.
7. Fabiano Vieira, 0-86.75-87.5-174.25-85 Points.
8. Troy Wilkinson, 85.5-84.75-0-170.25-50 Points.
9. Guilherme Marchi, 85.5-0-0-85.50-45 Points.
(tie). Emilio Resende, 85.5-0-0-85.50-45 Points.
11. Luciano De Castro, 0-85.5-87.75-173.25-40 Points.
12. Matt Triplett, 0-85.75-0-85.75-20 Points.
13. Stetson Lawrence, 0-85.25-86.5-171.75-15 Points.
14. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 84-80.75-0-164.75-10 Points.
15. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 0-85-0-85.00-5 Points.
16. Mason Lowe, 0-84-0-84.00
(tie). Dakota Buttar, 0-84-0-84.00
18. Cody Teel, 0-83.25-0-83.25
19. J.W. Harris, 83-0-0-83.00
20. Stormy Wing, 82.5-0-0-82.50
21. Nevada Newman, 74.5-0-0-74.50
22. Tanner Byrne, 74.25-0-0-74.25
23. Shane Proctor, 0-73-0-73.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 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. Eduardo Aparecido, 24, 4, 8, 3,125.00, $276,482.30
2. Kaique Pacheco, 35, 6, 13, 2,955.00, $311,837.85
3. Jess Lockwood, 32, 4, 12, 2,785.00, $269,182.74
4. Chase Outlaw, 36, 3, 15, 2,251.66, $136,338.04
5. Derek Kolbaba, 38, 5, 10, 2,230.00, $176,109.87
6. J.B. Mauney, 23, 2, 5, 1,931.24, $139,977.49
7. Cooper Davis, 28, 0, 9, 1,913.33, $120,809.25
8. Matt Triplett, 40, 5, 12, 1,840.00, $121,124.72
9. Stormy Wing, 24, 3, 5, 1,795.00, $123,608.11
10. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 34, 1, 14, 1,620.00, $112,013.51
11. Cody Nance, 39, 3, 13, 1,440.00, $93,563.17
12. Mason Lowe, 27, 1, 5, 1,413.33, $108,499.58
13. Rubens Barbosa, 38, 1, 3, 1,377.50, $86,905.63
14. Cody Teel, 30, 3, 10, 1,345.83, $98,931.23
15. Shane Proctor, 21, 2, 4, 1,267.50, $80,223.33
16. Ryan Dirteater, 24, 0, 3, 1,165.83, $77,922.16
17. Fabiano Vieira, 37, 2, 11, 1,148.33, $100,436.47
18. Claudio Montanha Jr., 30, 2, 10, 1,129.16, $81,806.62
19. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 34, 0, 6, 1,087.50, $68,606.67
20. Silvano Alves, 29, 0, 4, 895.83, $47,014.91
21. Dener Barbosa, 29, 1, 6, 885.83, $55,571.69
22. Guilherme Marchi, 27, 0, 6, 872.49, $42,766.22
23. Luciano De Castro, 30, 0, 6, 752.50, $43,812.25
24. Stetson Lawrence, 27, 0, 4, 705.00, $37,798.58
25. Mike Lee, 40, 3, 8, 633.33, $53,442.19
26. Gage Gay, 27, 1, 3, 588.33, $40,834.26
27. Troy Wilkinson, 24, 1, 8, 473.75, $42,783.10
28. Brennon Eldred, 20, 3, 8, 424.16, $51,876.74
29. Koal Livingston, 34, 1, 7, 422.50, $35,577.40
30. Emilio Resende, 22, 1, 5, 399.16, $32,191.85
31. Dakota Buttar, 21, 0, 1, 390.83, $26,595.31
32. Ramon de Lima, 27, 2, 11, 377.50, $41,397.95
33. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 37, 2, 6, 375.41, $34,722.38
34. J.W. Harris, 24, 2, 5, 360.41, $31,129.92
35. Brady Sims, 15, 0, 1, 345.00, $20,467.31
35. Aaron Kleier, 10, 3, 9, 345.00, $19,714.64
37. Cody Campbell, 37, 2, 8, 336.65, $36,699.04
38. Luis Blanco, 29, 0, 2, 334.58, $23,369.61
39. Kurt Shephard, 35, 1, 9, 322.50, $39,881.45
40. Lachlan Richardson, 24, 3, 9, 317.50, $29,038.67
41. Reese Cates, 27, 1, 4, 305.00, $31,567.53
42. Jordan Hansen, 11, 2, 6, 270.00, $28,264.39
43. Sonny Schafferius, 21, 2, 6, 265.00, $21,025.73
44. Robson Aragao, 30, 1, 5, 260.00, $22,832.54
45. Cody Heffernan, 34, 1, 5, 257.50, $26,328.42

PACHECO OUT WITH GROIN INJURY; LOCKWOOD CAPITALIZES

By: Justin Felisko August 13, 2017

 

Kaique Pacheco said he will be in Nashville despite pulling out of the event in Tulsa.Photo: Justin Felisko / PBR.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kaique Pacheco pulled out of the rest of the event in Tulsa after straining his groin during Saturday's 15/15 Bucking Battle.
  • Pacheco was confident he would not miss the final PBR Major in Nashville, Tennessee, next weekend.
  • Meanwhile, with Pacheco out, Jess Lockwood capitalized with a big win in Tulsa.

IN THIS ARTICLE

 

TULSA, Okla. – Here are three things we learned from the Express Employment Professionals Classic, presented by Osage Casino, this weekend at the BOK Center.

Pacheco Misses Final Day With Groin Injury 8-13-17

Kaique Pacheco had a slight limp in his step late Saturday night after riding Lester Gillis for 85.5 points during the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

At first, Pacheco brushed it off as no big deal, but on Sunday morning the injury had worsened to the point where he met with Dr. Tandy Freeman and the PBR Sports Medicine Team.

Pacheco was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the weekend with a right groin strain.

The No. 2 ranked bull rider in the world said he will “100 percent” be in Nashville for the final PBR Major of the season – The Built Ford Tough Music City Knockout – next weekend despite the injury.

“I want to be ready for Nashville,” Pacheco said. “There are more points (available) there. It is better for me to rest and workout for Nashville then get on.”

The 22-year-old had been bucked off by Hangman in 5.22 seconds in Round 1 Saturday.

Pacheco, who iced the injury and received a massage/treatment in the PBR Sports Medicine room, said he believes the injury is unrelated to the right groin/pelvis injury he sustained in Oklahoma City in January.

However, Pacheco is going to meet with Freeman on Tuesday to go over a precautionary MRI he had done in Brazil once the first half of the BFTS came to a conclusion with Pacheco winning Last Cowboy Standing.

“I think I am OK, but I want to make sure,” Pacheco said. “I will begin to rehab at Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation and Performance Center in Decatur, Texas.”

Head Athletic Trainer Rich Blyn of the PBR Sports Medicine team said Freeman will review the MRI and the team can work with getting Pacheco on a rehab schedule.

“He has a history of an injury and it was bothering him again in Brazil, but the MRI hadn’t reviewed it by anyone here in the United States,” Blyn said. “It is the same groin, but it doesn’t mean the injury is exactly the same. We will then probably start him with some physical therapy once Tandy sees exactly what it is. That is the problem. Guys are mild and they don’t take the time off, but then they deal with it longer. Instead of taking the time to let it heal, get it better and then come back strong.”

Aparecido Extends Lead With Round 2 Win

It didn’t take long for Eduardo Aparecido to strike against Pacheco with the man on his heels out of the competition.

Aparecido rode Shownuff for 87.25 points to win Round 2 Sunday afternoon for 100 world points.

It was Aparecido’s sixth round win of the season.

“That was a good bull,” Aparecido said. “J.W. Hart said the bull would go right. It worked out good and I got a good score.”

The 27-year-old finished the weekend 2-for-3, not including his 15/15 Bucking Battle buckoff against Mystikal, after bucking off Alligator Arms in the championship round. He picked up an additional 10 world points for finishing tied for ninth in the event average.

Aparecido said he was happy to bounce back from his mental lapse during the 15/15 Bucking Battle when Mystikal turned back on him in the final second and caused him to lose his rope.

“That was no good,” Aparecido said. “I was telling Emilio (Resende) I felt good and the bull was going to (keep) going right. I made a mistake in my head.”

The Gouvelandia, Brazil, bull rider now leads Pacheco by 170 points with nine regular-season events remaining before the Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Lockwood Caps off Sensational Weekend with Victory

Jess Lockwood began the season with a PBR Major victory in New York and the 19-year-old began the stretch run to the World Finals by winning the first BFTS event of the second half.

Lockwood rode Pick-It Construction’s Find Jesus for 89.25 points on the final ride of the Built Ford Tough Championship Round to cap off a perfect 3-for-3 weekend and earn 560 points toward the world standings.

“Heck, I knew that bull of J.W. Hart’s was going to be a good one,” Lockwood said. “Cooper (Davis) and I were talking, I didn’t really know I had a hold of him so I had to start spurring him. I couldn’t ask for any better of a bull.”

The Volborg, Montana, bull rider moved up to No. 3 in the world standings and now trails Aparecido by 340 world points.

Both riders are tied for the PBR-lead with three event wins in 2017.

“Heck, you have to make the most of each bull you get on and ride every one you get on,” Lockwood said. “You can’t win world titles without being consistent and I am just trying to take it one bull at a time and it is working.”

Lockwood’s victory came 24 hours after riding Seven Dust for 87.5 points and a third-place finish in the 15/15 Bucking Battle.

The 2016 Rookie of the Year didn’t underestimate Force Awaken in Round 2 either and covered the bull for 85.25 points to head into the championship round leading the event average.

Lockwood then selected Find Jesus in the championship-round draft and cake-walked his way to the victory.

The second-year pro began his weekend by winning Round 1 Saturday night with an 87.5-point effort on Astro.

Just like that and Lockwood is right on the doorstep of the world No. 1 spot heading into the most important event of the season remaining outside of the World Finals.

Rounding out the Top 5 in Tulsa was Ryan Dirteater (3-for-3, 340 world points), Cooper Davis (3-for-3 270 world points), Chase Outlaw (2-for-3, 215 world points) and Cody Nance (3-for-3, 205 points).

Outlaw’s championship-round winning 89.75-point ride on Air Marshallpropelled him to his fourth-place finish. Outlaw bounced back from two buckoffs Saturday night by riding Dirt Man Do for 87 points in Round 2.

“We are supposed to bounce back from it and that is why we are the best bull riders in the world,” Outlaw said. “We are supposed to be able to handle adversity.”

Outlaw slipped ahead of Derek Kolbaba for fourth-place in the world standings and trails Aparecido by 873.34 points.

Dirteater (88 points on Cooper’s Comet), Davis (88 points on Nailed) and Nance (88 points on Wiley) all tied for third-place in the championship round.

Dirteater came up just short of his first win in Oklahoma, but his perfect weekend that pushed him from 22nd to 16th in the world standings.

The Hulbert, Oklahoma, had bucked off eight in a row at the BFTS level before this weekend. He also hadn’t ridden three consecutive bulls since January.

Davis moved up three spots in the world to No. 7, while Nance jumped up four spots to No. 11.

Injury Updates

Troy Wilkinson (2-for-2) was in contention for the event victory after riding Big Lew for 84.25 points on Sunday in Round 2, but the bull stepped on the back of his right knee during Wilkinson’s dismount.

Wilkinson was diagnosed with a large contusion and abrasions and was ruled out for the championship round. According to Freeman, the 2017 PBR Australia champion is questionable for Nashville.

J.W. Harris did not compete in the championship round after straining his abdomen during his Round 1 ride on Sitting Bull (83 points) Saturday and then attempting to ride South Texas Gangster (2.1 seconds) in Round 2 Sunday. He is questionable for Nashville.

Mason Lowe and Brennon Eldred both passed the PBR’s concussion protocol Sunday morning and returned to competition.

Lowe finished in 16th place after riding Little Red Jacket for 84 points in Round 2 and bucking off Shakey (2.88 seconds) in the championship round.

Eldred was bucked off by Sam in 6.01 seconds in Round 2. 

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Lockwood Makes Major Statement 8-12-17

TULSA, Okla. – Here are three things we learned from Round 1 and the 15/15 Bucking Battle of the Express Employment Professionals Classic, presented by Osage Casino, Saturday night at the BOK Center.

Jess Lockwood could do some serious damage in the world title race on Sunday afternoon after winning Round 1 with his 87.5-point ride on Astro, but it was his 87.5-point ride on Seven Dust during the 15/15 Bucking Battle that may just be the sign he is truly ready to make a deep push at the 2017 World Championship.

 

Lockwood became just the second rider in 29 outs to ever cover the Gene Owen/Jane Clark bull.

The moment left the 19-year-old shaking with adrenaline even after the event.

“Like me and (Cody) Lambert said this week, World Champions ride Seven Dust, and if you are going to be in a world title contention, you have to get him rode,” Lockwood said. “So I wanted to turn loose. When he reared me back, I knew if I didn’t start spurring it was going to get Western.”

Lockwood wound up finishing third in the 15/15 Bucking Battle behind Stormy Wing (89.5 points on Wired Child) and Matt Triplett (88 points on Cochise).

Regardless, Lockwood’s performance with Seven Dust was arguably one of his best rides this season.

“He was just wild out there and kind of lost, really,” Lockwood said. “He is just so damn mean that he was probably just looking for someone to hook. He is the meanest bull on tour. I don’t know if he lost his footing, but he reared up straight at me and kind of sat me back. I knew if I didn’t start spurring him I am going to go out over the front.”

Capped with his Round 1 victory, Lockwood earned 175 points toward the world standings to jump ahead of Derek Kolbaba for the No. 3 ranking.

He now trails world leader Eduardo Aparecido by 690 points in the standings.

Aparecido was bucked off by Mystikal in 7.72 seconds in the 15/15 Bucking Battle, but did cap off Round 1 with an 82.25-point ride on Smooth Over for 10th place.

Kaique Pacheco couldn’t handle Hangman (5.22 seconds) in Round 1, but the No. 2 man in the world standings is now within 60 points of Aparecido after riding Lester Gillis for 85.5 points in the 15/15 Bucking Battle and a fifth-place finish (45 world points).

Two-time World Champion and CBS Sports Network commentator Justin McBride said the 15/15 Bucking Battle featured plenty of marque moments by the top riders in the world.

Reigning World Champion Cooper Davis placed fourth with an 86-point ride on Right Turn Clyde after World Champion Bull contender TLW’s Big Cathipped himself.

McBride, though, called Lockwood’s effort a World Champion-caliber moment.

“That was big,” McBride said. “That was good, good, good stuff right there. The bull had a terrible day, but it was a terrible day to ride him. He was not good to ride. He was out across there with a big roll, turned back and Lockwood went at him. That was gritty, gutty and confident.

“That is the kind of stuff that World Champions are made of. That is when a guy is not hoping that he makes the whistle, that is when a guy is expecting to make the whistle and that is one of scariest, rankest bulls right now.”

Lockwood heads into Championship Sunday on top of the field and has drawn Force Awaken (0-0, BFTS) for Round 2.

“Hell, I am ready for the whole season,” Lockwood concluded.

Dirteater looking for first win in home state; raises $26,000 for charity

Ryan Dirteater is hoping to finally give his home state fans an event-winning performance.

The Hulbert, Oklahoma, native has never won a Built Ford Tough Series event held in Oklahoma.

Dirteater will have a chance to check that bucket off his to-do list Sunday after finishing Round 1 in second-place with an 87-point ride on JJ.

 

“That bull really tried around the left and Cord (McCoy) said I would love him and he was right,” Dirteater said.

There were 13 qualified rides in Round 1.

Rounding out the Top 5 were Emilio Resende (85.5 points on Bezerk), Troy Wilkinson (85.5 points on Big Crush) and 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi (85.5 points on Livin’ Large). The three riders all tied for third-place and picked up 40 world points.

Dirteater will look to set himself to get that illusive first Okie win when he takes on Hurricane Kitty (0-0, BFTS) in Round 2.

“It is on the list,” Dirteater said. “That would be icing on the cake. Man, to get that W would be something great. That is one of my goals to do before I am done riding bulls. If I keep staying on bulls and doing my job, I will be on top of the weekend.”

The ride was the latest highlight for Dirteater this weekend.

Dirteater won first and second at his annual Roping for Wishes charity event Friday at Riverbend Arena in nearby Inola Arena.

The team roping competition helped raise $26,000 for charity. The money will be split between Make-A-Wish Oklahoma and the Rider Relief Fund.

“It is huge,” Dirteater said. “I just love granting wishes for kids. That is why we do it. A lot of the bull riders showed up and we had fun. I was just part of it. I love seeing smiles on kids.”

Aparecido’s Advice Pans out for Resende

Resende is trying to hang onto to his Top 35 ranking this weekend in Tulsa and the veteran got some helpful advice from Aparecido.

The No. 1 bull rider in the world standings previously rode Bezerk for 87.25 points in Jacksonville, Florida, and Aparecido made sure to share what he knew about the bull with Resende.

“That was a good ride and good bull,” Resende said. “Eduardo rode him in Jacksonville. Eduardo told me this is the bull I need. He said, ‘He really bucks and does nothing different. He blows and is a spinner.’

The scouting report paid off for Resende, who moved from 34th to 30th in the world standings.

“Eduardo helped me a lot,” Resende added.

Resende is now 49.16 points ahead of the BFTS cutline heading into Round 2.

He has drawn Acting Crazy (7-4, BFTS) for Round 2.

“Everyone knows my fight (for the Finals),” Resende said. “It is never easy, but that is part of it. I am living my dream. I hope I can ride a couple of bulls tomorrow. I am ready to live my dream and be here with my friends and brothers. I am happy.”

Injury Updates

Marco Eguchi replaced Mason Lowe in the 15/15 Bucking Battle after Lowe sustained a concussion in Round 1 attempting to ride Rocket Man. Lowe is questionable for Round 2, while Eguchi was bucked off by Losing My Religion in 5.69 seconds.

Brennon Eldred sustained a concussion when he was stepped on after being thrown from Yeti’s Ice Breaker (4.69 seconds). He is also questionable for Round 2.

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Tulsa draw: Tyler ready for home state event; Byrne back 8-9-17

PUEBLO, Colo. – Cody Rodeo Tyler is amidst his first true push at qualifying for the PBR World Finals, and he will begin the stretch run to the 2017 Finals close to his backyard.

The Guthrie, Oklahoma, bull rider grew up 90 miles southwest of the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and when the Built Ford Tough Series resumes on Saturday night Tyler will have a good group of friends and family in attendance.

“I couldn’t even tell you how many are coming, but I will have a lot of family going there,” Tyler said. “I still have tickets to get. I have a lot of family going.”

RELATED: Click HERE for the complete Round 1 daysheet.

Tyler is currently 32nd in the world standings and is trying to hold onto his BFTS draw spot and qualify for his first PBR World Finals.

The 22-year-old sits 25.41 points ahead of No. 35 Brady Sims, who is recovering from a broken leg he sustained in April in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Sims and two-time World Champion J.B. Mauneywho is out for the remainder of the season following reconstructive shoulder surgery, are the only two riders in the Top 35 currently out because of injury following the summer BFTS break.

Tyler was able to maintain his Top 35 ranking this summer courtesy of a victory at the Touring Pro Division event in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

The rookie went 2-for-2 with rides aboard Beernuts (87.5 points) and Pile Driver (86 points) in his first event with a Brazilian-style bull rope.

Tyler had decided to switch up his bull rope after dealing with a hand injury during the spring.

“My hand has still been messing with me, but that Brazilian rope hangs on to me a little better now,” Tyler said. “It is working.”

Tyler is 5-for-13 (38.46 percent) since making the switch and added that he still has some work to do to get comfortable with the rope. He was previously riding at a 31.14-percent clip.

“With my American rope, I can put my rope in the middle of the back and it won’t move,” Tyler said. “That Brazilian, I have to put it four inches down the side of them or I feel like my hand is coming completely over his back bone. Bulls into my hand, I have to push all the way across to get over there still. It is weird. Away from my hand I feel solid. It is going to take a little bit of getting used to, but I can see myself using it for a while.”

There are three riders competing in Tulsa thanks to injury exemptions from the first half of the season.

Lachlan Richardson will make his season-debut after missing the first six months of the year recovering from offseason bicep surgery.

Richardson has had a strong summer run – going 14-for-38 (36.84 percent) to jump to 39th in the world standings since making his non-BFTS season debut on May 20 in Australia.

RELATED: Richardson heats up the summer.

Richardson, who has eight guaranteed BFTS events before being subject to the cutline, has drawn Something Magical (1-0, BFTS) for Round 1.

 

Nevada Newman is returning to the BFTS after missing six months while recovering from reconstructive shoulder surgery in January. Newman is using the first of five injury exemptions, and the No. 47 rider in the world standings is 105 points behind the Top 35.

The 24-year-old finished in second-place in his second event back last weekend at the Livingston, Montana, Touring Pro Division event. Newman has drawn Landshark (0-0, BFTS) for Round 1 in Tulsa.

RELATED: Newman on flightpath back to BFTS.

Tanner Byrne will also be returning to the BFTS after last competing at The Ty Murray Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Byrne has only been able to compete at three BFTS events in 2017 because of a broken collarbone and torn groin.

Byrne is set to square off against Church Bells (4-3, BFTS) in Round 1.

In other injury-related news, No. 24 Stetson Lawrence (fractured hip) and No. 25 Mike Lee (left elbow dislocation), No. 29 Troy Wilkinson (groin strain) and No. 30 Dakota Buttar (torn elbow ligaments) are back on the BFTS after being unable to compete at Last Cowboy Standing in May.

World leader Eduardo Aparecido will be returning to the United States for the first time since Last Cowboy Standing and takes a 105-point lead on No. 2 Kaique Pacheco into Tulsa.

Aparecido will continue his pursuit of the 2017 world title when he takes on Smooth Over (4-2, BFTS). 

15/15 Bucking Battle Matchups

Claudio Montanha Jr. vs. Sosa’s Alley Cat (4-1, BFTS)
Cody Nance vs. Gangster’s Wildside (12-0, BFTS)*
Shane Proctor vs. What’s Under Your Hood (8-1, BFTS)
Cody Teel vs. Big City (0-0, BFTS)
Rubens Barbosa vs. Gambini (7-0, BFTS)*
Mason Lowe vs. Losing My Religion (13-1, BFTS)
Cooper Davis vs. TLW’s Big Cat (25-1, BFTS)
Joao Ricardo Vieira vs. Brutus (16-7, BFTS)*
Stormy Wing vs. Wired Child (20-4, BFTS)
Matt Triplett vs. Cochise (24-4, BFTS)
Chase Outlaw vs. Cut The Cord (15-1, BFTS)*
Jess Lockwood vs. Seven Dust (27-1, BFTS)
Derek Kolbaba vs. Rodeo Time (18-1, BFTS)
Kaique Pacheco vs. Lester Gillis (19-1, BFTS)*
Eduardo Aparecido vs. Mystikal (10-1, BFTS)
*Rematch

Pacheco is the only rider with a rematch that previously covered his bull. The No. 2 man in the world standings rode Lester Gillis for 88.75 points in St. Louis. 

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Pro Rodeo & Chuckwagon News Roundup: Aug 9th-13th

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Kelts Hits Winner's Circle at Dawson Creek


Airdrie, ALTA – August 14, 2017

“Lord, it sounds so easy, this shouldn't take long. Be back in the money in no time at all”

These lines are from the Alan Jackson hit, “Gone Country” and it darn sure applies when you talk about the amazing Kesler Rodeo bronc of the same name and the guys who climb aboard.

Take Sam Kelts, for example, who got on the 12 year-old bay mare at the Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede and rode to first place with an 86 score and a tidy $2414 cheque. It’s the third time Kelts has had her over the years but Kelts was especially excited about this trip. 

“She’d been above average this year, that’s for sure,” Kelts noted. “I was really happy to draw her.” 

Travelling partner, Layton Green, had Gone Country at Ponoka to win the long go, then was a spectacular 90 points at Medicine Hat before the mare decided it was time for a little payback and tossed the #1 man in the Canadian standings at High Prairie at about the six second mark. 

So Kelts’ excitement was warranted. “Sometimes she has a couple of moves in there but with me, she was straight as a string, real nice jump and kick—just what every bronc rider wants.”

Factor in a 1/2 split at Omak, Washington (alongside reigning Canadian Champ, Clay Elliott) with another 86 pointer for $3081 and a 5th place cheque at Jerome, Idaho and it adds up to a $6000 week for the talented second generation cowboy. It’s been a solid year, especially in Canada for the ten time CFR qualifier but it took a while to get going in the US. 

“I had a really slow start down there,” Kelts acknowledged. “In fact I didn’t do s—t until about July 4 but it’s probably too late for me to think about the NFR for this year. Which means Kelts’ attention is very much on a Canadian championship that has eluded the 33 year-old thus far in what has been an otherwise tremendous career. 

“Yeah that’s my focus from the first horse of the year to the last one,” Kelts admitted. And with eighteen thousand in the bank already on this side of the 49th parallel, Kelts is poised to take a serious run at that title. 

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A couple of veterans got together in the tie down roping at Dawson Creek and the result was predictable. The ever-consistent Dean Edge of Rimbey, Alberta combined with an old friend, the record-setting Sid, (seven time Tie Down Roping Horse of the Year) for a 9.1 second run and a $2567 first place pay cheque. 

“He feels the same way he always has,” stated Edge, “Murray Pole rode him there as well and said it was like ten years ago. I competed on him at Ponoka and won $3300 and should have placed at Strathmore on him. Sid’s still one of the hardest-running and hardest-stopping horses out there.” 

Edge has been saving the 22 year old super star for some of the bigger events and it appears that he still loves his job. “When the announcer calls my name, Sid starts going into the box,” Edge chuckled. The 10 time CFR qualifier has been relying on his 17 year old gelding, Taco, for most of this season’s work. “He’s been really good too,” Edge added. “But I’ll use Sid at Armstrong for sure because it’s so loud there and nothing bothers him.”

Cochrane, Alberta’s Baillie Milan continued his blazing streak of runs with a pair of quick times up north as he split the win at Dawson Creek (3.5 seconds to tie Brendan Laye) and added a second place finish at La Crete’s Field of Dreams Stampede (4.4 seconds). The two results deposited another $4200 in the veteran bulldogger’s bank account and he continued a climb up the standings that started with him in 50th at the end of July and now sees him a legitimate contender for a CFR berth and the realization of a longtime dream—competing alongside both brothers Tanner and Straws in Edmonton in November. 

Reigning Canadian champion bull rider, Jordan Hansen continued his push for an NFR berth as he notched the win at La Crete—he was 86.5 on Outlaw Buckers’ Bombshell for a $1567 stipend and collected another $2263 with a 2/3 splitting 82.5 score. The dual results put Hansen in 14th spot in the world standings and very much a part of an NFR conversation that hasn’t seen a Canadian in the bull riding in Las Vegas since 2001 when Rob Bell and Kagan Sirett (who replaced injured fellow Canadian, Greg Whitlow) carried the Canadian colours.

Manitoba bareback rider Orin Larsen was also among the Canadians to enjoy success ‘South of 49’ this week. The two time WNFR qualifier earned the win at Lovington, New Mexico ($5,351) and picked up a second place cheque at Omak, Washington for an additional $4,243 - which moves him to 15th place in the world standings.

For complete La Crete and Dawson Creek results, go to rodeocanada.com To view PRCA rodeo results, check out prorodeo.com

This week will see cowboys and cowgirls make their way to three Grass Roots Rodeo Series venues: Jasper Heritage Rodeo, August 16 to 19 and Cranbrook Pro Rodeo and Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo which both run from August 18 to 20.

John Walters Captures The 2017 Battle of the North


2017 Battle Of the North Champions
Arrow Insurance Agency Ltd. Outfit

(L-R): Outriders Dayton Sutherland, Ryan MacNeill, Driver John Walters
Photo By Billy Melville

The 2017 edition of the Battle of the North Championship in Dawson Creek, British Columbia is in the books, and John Walters, driving the Arrow Insurance Agency Ltd. outfit, and along with outriders Ryan MacNeill and Dayton Sutherland, captured the championship and a $10,000.00 bonus cheque. It’s the second title of the year for John Walters this year as captured the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship just 2 weeks ago.

John Walters won the championship with penalty free run of 1:14.15 from barrel position number 4. Aggregate winner Chanse Vigen placed second from barrel number 3, 79 one-hundredths of a second behind the champion Walters. Rick Fraser grabbed third from barrel position number 2, Mitch Sutherland knocked over a barrel and placed fourth from barrel position number 1.

As far as the day results go, John Walters was the fast time of the night with his championship run of 1:14.15, Kelly Sutherland, who is running in his final Battle of the North Championship, placed second, just 8 one-hundredths of a second behind John Walters. Two-time show winner in 2017 Gary Gorst placed third, Obrey Motowylo in fourth and Chanse Vigen, driving Mike Vigen’s outfit, rounding out the five best times on the night. Chad Fike was presented with the Kenn Borek Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Driver award.

The 2017 WPCA Pro Tour will conclude next week in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta with the final stop of the season with the Battle of the Rockies starting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 and running through to Sunday, August 20, 2017. Live radio coverage of the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House can be heard Thursday through Saturday on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, and 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta, starting at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central and 7:00pm Mountain Time, with Sundays final starting at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central and 2:00pm Mountain Time.

Billy Melville

 

ProRodeo Notes: Rodeo Legends Pass Away

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Two-time world champion Garrison passes away



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Junior James Garrison, who won a pair of PRCA tie-down world championships in 1966 and 1970, passed away Aug. 12. He was 79.

Garrison, who was a native of Marlow, Okla., qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 times (1964-71, 1975 and 1977). He was the NFR average winner in 1968 and placed second in the average in 1966 and 1977.

Garrison edged ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dean Oliver by $96 for the 1966 world championship. Oliver broke ropes on his last two calves and Garrison helped his own cause by winning Round 7 with a 10.8-second time. Garrison finished the season with $24,304.

“I was lucky…awful lucky, Dean’s the greatest,” Garrison said after he won the ’66 title.
In 1970, Garrison earned $24,311 to earn his 1970 gold buckle.

“If you’re doing something you really like, then you’re always on vacation,” Garrison said. “If you’re on vacation, you don’t want it to end,” Garrison said in a March 22, 1995, issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

In 1967, Garrison tied a calf in 7.5 seconds in Evergreen, Colo., which was the record for several years.

When Garrison was 17, he was driving a bread truck and didn’t know the slightest thing about rodeo.

Garrison’s high school girlfriend invited him to family get-togethers where they would hold goat ropings. Inspired to prove his friends wrong, Garrison began roping goats.

“I guess it was the laughing (by his friends) that started it all,” Garrison said in 1977 PRCA media guide. “I said I’d show them and learn.”

Learning to rope proved to be a wise decision for Garrison. By age 26, he qualified for his first NFR.

After his rodeo career, Garrison trained and sold roping horses and Thoroughbreds.
Garrison is survived by two daughters, Jeana and Jamie Kay.

Stock contractor Art Alsbaugh passes way 



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Art Alsbaugh, longtime PRCA stock contractor and husband of Linda Alsbaugh, 2015 PRCA Secretary of the Year, passed away Aug. 13 in Pueblo, Colo., of cancer. He was 76.

Alsbaugh was the son of ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractor Walt Alsbaugh. Walt was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990 and passed away in September of 1992 at age 73. 

Art and Linda were married 49 years. Art and his dad owned Alsbaugh Rodeo from 1972-94, and he and Linda started Cross Triangle Rodeo, which they owned from 1973-94. They sold them both in 1994.

The last rodeo Art and Linda worked together was the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up June 22-23. He was a judge at that rodeo. Art bought his Rodeo Cowboys Association card in 1965, then in 1972 went into partnership with his father. He completed in calf roping and steer wrestling.

Art worked as a pickup man, timed-event chute boss, flank man, judge and stock contractor in the rodeo world. 

Art and Linda were the 2012 recipients of the Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award. Information about a celebration of Art’s life is pending and will be posted on www.prorodeo.com when it is confirmed. Cards for Linda may be mailed to 14107 County Road 6 South, Alamosa CO 81101.

Standings shuffle: 31 cowboys move up



With $1.83 million up for grabs between 35 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 31 cowboys saw their position improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. Out of that group, seven of the Top 15 saddle bronc riders moved up by one position each. 

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. It’s important to build a solid bankroll as the final stretch of the 2017 season approaches at the end of next month.  

Nobody knows this better than tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett who moved from 17th to 12th thanks to winning the Sand & Sage Roundup at Lamar, Colo., for $1,486, and winning the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo at Sterling, Colo., for $1,404. He also picked up $4,038 at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo at Lovington, N.M., and $474 at the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo.

Having five rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $212,147 in Lovington, $194,925 at the Farm-City Rodeo in Hermiston, Ore., $157,152 at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, $147,700 at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, and $103,120 at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede. 

Having so many opportunities to win big money can really stir the pot on the world standings. In the last week alone, six cowboys burst the bubble and broke into the Top 15. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Aug. 9 and Aug. 13.

4 SPOTS
• Josh Peek moved from 19th to 15th in steer wrestling. 
• Cade Swor moved from 19th to 15th in tie-down roping. 

3 SPOTS
• Trey Benton III moved from 11th to eighth in bull riding. 
• Rocky Patterson moved from 13th to 10th in steer roping. 
• Jordan Hansen moved from 15th to 12th in bull riding. 
• Shay Good moved from 17th to 14th in steer roping. 
•. Orin Larsen moved from 18th to 15th in bareback riding. 


2 SPOTS
• Jake Minor moved from 11th to ninth in team roping heeling. 
• Tom Richards moved from 14th to 12th in team roping heading. 
• Clay Tryan moved from 17th to 15th in team roping heading.  

1 SPOT
• Jason Evans moved from second to first in steer roping. 
• Clayton Biglow moved from fifth to fourth in bareback riding. 
• Hardy Braden moved from sixth to fifth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Billie Jack Saebens moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heeling. 
• Jake Wright moved from seventh to sixth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Tyson Durfey moved from eighth to seventh in tie-down roping. 
• Richmond Champion moved from ninth to eighth in bareback riding. 
• Garrett Rogers moved from ninth to eighth in team roping heading. 
• Clay Elliott moved from ninth to eighth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Brennon Eldred moved from 10th to ninth in bull riding. 
• Charly Crawford moved from 11th to 10th in team roping heading.
• Sterling Crawley moved from 11th to 10th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Ryder Wright moved from 12th to 11th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Heith DeMoss moved from 13th to 12th in saddle bronc riding.  
• Ty Breuer moved from 14th to 13th in bareback riding. 
• Matt Reeves moved from 14th to 13th in steer wrestling.
• Buddy Hawkins II moved from 14th to 13th in team roping heeling.  
• Brody Cress moved from 14th to 13th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Brady Portenier moved from 14th to 13th in bull riding. 
• Matt Shiozawa moved from 15th to 14th in tie-down 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:

• Tie-down roper Cory Solomon moved from 18th to 16th and is $31 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Steer roper Brian Garr moved from 18th to 16th and is $1,570 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Team roping heeler Jade Corkill moved from 17th to 16th and is $4,904 away from breaking into the Top 15. 

With the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo on the horizon, the outcome of this rodeo and others is sure to impact the world standings, and possibly give a glimpse at who will compete at the 2017 Wrangler NFR.

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

Lovington is a cowboy’s paradise

Courtesy of Ted Harbin/Lea County Fair and Rodeo

LOVINGTON, N.M. – The rodeo history in southeastern New Mexico is as rich as the rugged terrain that makes up Lea County. 

It’s proven in the men who laid the foundation for the rich rodeo tradition, men like Jake McClure, Troy Fort, Sonny Davis, Roy Cooper and Jimmie Cooper. It reappears every summer when this community hosts the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-12, at Jake McClure Arena; that also includes Lea County Xtreme Bulls, which is Aug. 8. 

“One thing I look at is that we’re off the beaten path to be this big of a rodeo,” said Trey Kerby, chairman of the Lea County Fair Board’s rodeo committee. “A lot of people have to drive a long way to get here. That says a lot about something that’s been around for 82 years.” 

Rodeo’s greatest stars converge on this community of about 11,000 over the course of the five performances. Every winner from the 2016 rodeo has already competed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which is a tell-tale sign of the greatness that happens inside the fairgrounds’ arena. 

“This is always a big rodeo that everybody wants to win,” said Cody Rostockyj, last year’s winner from Lorena, Texas. 

Over the years, Lovington’s rodeo has been recognized as one of the best large events in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. That’s no small task; the Lea County Fair and Rodeo has been listed with rodeos like the Pendleton (Ore.) Roundup and Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. 

“It’s something special to be down in the middle of our rodeo,” said Kerby, who grew up in Lea County and has been around his hometown rodeo all his life. “A lot of the contestants come straight from Sikeston (Mo.) just to compete here. It says we’re doing something right for them to come all that way to be here. 

“We pay good, and we make it a good rodeo with good livestock. I think that’s attractive to the cowboys who come here.” 

It’s also something that helps attract fans from all over the region to Lovington; they know where the top cowboys will be in early August every year. 

“We don’t just draw from Lea County,” Kerby said. “We have many people come from west Texas, up north in New Mexico … pretty much all over. There aren’t a lot of things here but ranches and people who know rodeo, so it means a lot to me that they make their way here.”

What is it that makes the Lea County Fair and Rodeo so special to those rodeo fans and the hundreds of contestants that area part of the annual event?

“It’s an accumulation of everything: the world-class stock and the world-class athletes that come to do it,” he said. “If anybody follows rodeo, they know just about everybody that shows up here.” 

 

 

ProRodeo News Roundup - August 10-13

Foss is boss at Hermiston



HERMISTON, Ore. - Bareback rider Austin Foss impressed in front of his fellow Oregonians, as the 25-year-old managed to take advantage of his one and only ride at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo. 

Foss, on top of Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery, scored a sterling 89 points, notching the Redmond, Ore., native a win and a bounty of $5,534.

“It’s great to be close to home and be able to get on that good of a horse,” Foss said. “It’s more of a confidence booster, especially in a guy’s backyard.”

Foss outlasted fellow bareback riders such as Orin Larsen and Kaycee Feild en route to his first win at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo. Having drawn a quality bucking horse like Special Delivery, Foss had an idea he would have a chance to score some points in the one-go format. 

“(Special Delivery) was pretty good, I’d say,” said Foss. “I’ve been on that horse about two or three different times, and I’ve always done really good on him. He’s definitely one to have if the right guy gets him.”

The 2012 Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, Foss is eyeing his fourth career Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualification. Having trekked to Las Vegas three times in the past four years, Foss, currently ranked 19th in the WEATHER GUARD™ PRCA World Standings, fully understands the ramifications of bringing home more than $5,500 at this time of the year. 

“It’s really important,” he said. “Everybody is making that final push. We’ve only got 50-something days left, and everything is an opportunity for a guy to capitalize on. So, you gotta really take advantage.

“When you can draw that good, and put together a good ride, it’s all a blessing. I’m really happy.”

With his focus on the Thomas & Mack Center, Foss is committed to ensuring that his December plans include a road trip to Sin City. 

“That’s everything. That’s the ultimate goal every year,” he said. "You don’t want what you’re doing to be in vain, so to say. You want to make the NFR every year, and really try as long as you can. 

“It’s not over yet. There’s still a lot of rodeoing to go, so anything can happen.”

Other winners at the $194,425 rodeo were all-around cowboy Clayton Hass ($1,760 in steer wrestling and team roping), steer wrestler Chason Floyd (7.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Hayes Smith/Justin Davis (9.6 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (88.5 points on Calgary Stampede's Weekend Departure), tie-down roper Tyler Milligan (16.7 seconds on two head), barrel racer Kimmie Wall (17.20 seconds) and bull rider Toby Collins (87 points on Kesler Rodeo's Goosebumps).

Farm-City Pro Rodeo

 

Hermiston, Ore., Aug. 9-12

 

All-around cowboy: Clayton Hass, $1,760, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Austin Foss, 89 points on Calgary Stampede's Special Delivery, $5,534; 2. Orin Larsen, 86, $4,243; 3. (tie) Mason Clements, Kaycee Feild and Luke Creasy, 85.5, $2,152 each; 6. Richmond Champion, 84.5, $922; 7. Clayton Biglow, 83, $738; 8. Casey Colletti, 82, $553. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Clayton Hass, 3.4 seconds, $1,760; 2. Ty Erickson, 3.5, $1,531; 3. (tie) Tom Lewis and Levi Rudd, 3.7, $1,186 each; 5. Rowdy Parrott, 3.8, $842; 6. (tie) Jacob Talley and Chason Floyd, 3.9, $498 each; 8. (tie) Justin Resseman and Nick Guy, 4.2, $77 each. Second round: 1. Billy Bugenig, 3.4 seconds, $1,760; 2. Chason Floyd, 3.6, $1,531; 3. Dirk Tavenner, 3.7, $1,301; 4. Hunter Cure, 3.9, $1,072; 5. (tie) Cameron Morman and Sam Mackenzie, 4.0, $727 each; 7. (tie) Chance Gartner and Travis Taruscio, 4.1, $268 each. Average: 1. Chason Floyd, 7.5 seconds on two head, $2,641; 2. Levi Rudd, 7.9, $2,296; 3. (tie) Hunter Cure and Ty Erickson, 8.2, $1,780 each; 5. Chance Gartner, 8.4, $1,263; 6. Rowdy Parrott, 8.7, $919; 7. Jacob Talley, 8.8, $574; 8. Cameron Morman, 9.0, $230. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Ryan Opie/Dayton Stafford, 4.6 seconds, $2,088 each; 2. Derrick Begay/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 4.7, $1,816; 3. (tie) Hayes Smith/Justin Davis and Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.0, $1,407 each; 5. Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, 5.1, $999; 6. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 5.2, $726; 7. (tie) Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo and Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 5.5, $318 each. Second round: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.2 seconds, $2,088 each; 2. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 4.5, $1,543 each; 5. Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 4.6, $999; 6. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 4.7, $726; 7. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 4.8, $454; 8. Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo, 4.9, $182. Average: 1. Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 9.6 seconds on two head, $3,132 each; 2. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 10.3, $2,723; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo, 10.4, $2,315; 4. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 10.9, $1,906; 5. Derrick Begay/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 11.0, $1,498; 6. (tie) Dillon Holyfield/Taylor Duby and Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 14.2, $885 each; 8. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 14.8, $272. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jake Wright, 88.5 points on Calgary Stampede's Weekend Departure, $5,273; 2. Layton Green, 85.5, $4,043; 3. (tie) Zeke Thurston and Brody Cress, 83.5, $2,461 each; 5. (tie) Audy Reed and Ryan Mackenzie, 82.5, $1,055 each; 7. Allen Boore, 82, $703; 8. Bradley Harter, 81.5, $527. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Tyler Milligan, 8.7 seconds, $1,737; 2. Cade Swor, 8.8, $1,511; 3. (tie) Tuf Cooper and Shane Hanchey, 8.9, $1,171 each; 5. Matt Shiozawa, 9.3, $831; 6. Tim Pharr, 9.4, $604; 7. Jordan Ketscher, 10.0, $378; 8. Roger Nonella, 10.2, $151. Second round: 1. Tyson Durfey, 7.7 seconds, $1,737; 2. Tyler Milligan, 8.0, $1,511; 3. (tie) Russell Cardoza and Trevor Brazile, 8.2, $1,171 each; 5. (tie) Sterling Smith and Stetson Vest, 8.3, $718 each; 7. Tuf Cooper, 8.6, $378; 8. Kyle Lucas, 9.2, $151. Average: 1. Tyler Milligan, 16.7 seconds on two head, $2,606; 2. Tuf Cooper, 17.5, $2,266; 3. (tie) Taylor Santos, Roger Nonella and Matt Shiozawa, 20.6, $1,586 each; 6. Tim Pharr, 21.4, $906; 7. Kyle Lucas, 21.6, $567; 8. Stetson Vest, 21.8, $227. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Kimmie Wall, 17.20 seconds, $4,568; 2. Amberleigh Moore, 17.22, $3,655; 3. (tie) Carmel Wright and Kellie Collier, 17.24, $2,627 each; 5. Liz Herrin, 17.27, $1,827; 6. Darby Fox, 17.33, $1,371; 7. Tiany Schuster, 17.34, $1,142; 8. (tie) Kelsie Miller and Jackie Ganter, 17.37, $971 each; 10. Callahan Crossley, 17.38, $799; 11. Tillar Murray, 17.39, $685; 12. Jaime Hinton, 17.43, $571; 13. Danyelle Williams, 17.46, $457; 14. Kathy Grimes, 17.47, $343; 15. Sammi Bessert, 17.48, $228. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Toby Collins, 87 points on Kesler Rodeo's Goosebumps, $5,169; 2. Ruger Piva, 86.5, $4,008; 3. Chase Robbins, 81, $3,013; 4. Brady Portenier, 80, $2,018; 5. Jesse Flores, 79.5, $1,355; 6. Dakota Louis, 72, $1,023; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $194,925. Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede. Sub-contractors: Kesler Rodeo, Korkow Rodeos, Corey & Lange Rodeo and Kesler Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Debi Davis. Officials: Butch Kirby, Gary Case and Terry Carlon. Timers: Myrna Weber and Michelle Corley. Announcer: Randy Corley. Specialty act: Troy Lerwill. Bullfighters: Tim O'Connell and Nathan Jestes. Clown/barrelman: Troy Lerwill. Flankmen: Ken Rehill, Mike Corey, T.J. Korkow and Ace Northcott. Chute boss: Dan Ackley. Pickup men: Gary Rempel and David McMichael. Photographers: Bob Click, Kirt Steinke and Kent Soule. Music director: Benje Bendele

For more coverage of the Farm-City Pro Rodeo, check out the Sept. 1 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

 

Farm-City Pro Rodeo wraps up 30th season

 

Eric Singer

East Oregonian

Published on August 13, 2017 12:42AM

Last changed on August 13, 2017 1:23AM

 

HERMISTON — Bull riding is one of the more popular rodeo events for fans, and for good reason.

Watching a sub-200 pound cowboy hop on a 1,500 pound bull and try to ride it for eight seconds is as thrilling as it sounds, and when done right it is perhaps the most thrilling eight seconds of rodeo any fan will see. But it is one of the toughest rodeo events for the very same reason, as staying on a large bull that’s doing everything it can to buck the cowboy off it’s back is not one of the easiest things to do.

It was a tough week for the bull riders at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo with only five qualified rides through the first three nights, and it didn’t get any easier on Saturday. Only one of the eight competitors for the final night of the rodeo was able to tame his bull, and that was Challis, Idaho cowboy Ruger Piva, who rode Corey and Lange’s Anchor Man for 86.5 points.

“Any time you come to Oregon and try to ride bulls, it’s a step up,” Piva said of the stock, which came from Korkow Rodeo, Kesler Rodeo, and Corey and Lange’s throughout the week. “These are some of the best bulls I’ve ever seen in my life up this way and it’s kind of intimidating, but it’s also kind of nice.”

Piva said that he had watched Anchor Man in person once before, which gave him a little more confidence heading into his ride.

“I’ve seen him once with a buddy that rode him and I think it gave me an upper hand,” he said. “I knew he was going to come out of (the chute) and ride out the whistle and go the other way, so that’s how I kind of kept up with him.”

The ride earned him a $100 bonus and bottle of Chute 8 Whiskey for the top score of the night, but it was also good enough for a second place finish overall and a $4,008 payday to make the trip worthwhile.

“I love it here in Oregon,” he said. “The bulls buck good, a lot of good money to be won, and shoot you know I love my whiskey.”

Also on hand for the finale of the 30th Farm-City Pro Rodeo were a pair of 2016 world champions in roper Tyson Durfey and bronc rider Zeke Thurston. Both cowboys have followed up their championships with another great season so far and gave the Hermiston fans something to cheer for with top scores of the night in their respective events.

For Durfey, he tied his calf in 7.7 seconds to win the night and the second round. A no time recorded in slack on Saturday afternoon prevented Durfey from winning any average money, but he still managed a $1,737 payday for his run.

“That’s definitely the best run I’ve had here in Hermiston,” he said. “I had a good calf ... they actually won the first go round on that calf so I knew he was going to be good. 

“But all the credit to my horse, Nico, he was on point tonight. He really worked sharp, scored good, ran hard and allowed me to win.”

And for Thurston, he rode Stampede Warrior from the Calgary Stampede pen for 83.5 points for the $100 bonus. It was a rematch for the pair, which Thurston rode earlier in the year for a lower score.

“It was a really nice horse and I wish I could get on 100 like that a year,” he said. “It’s fun to have.”

Thurston’s ride also boosted him to a tie for third for the rodeo with Brody Cress, earning a $2,461 check on his way out of town.

“You want to win money everywhere, but I really enjoy it here and all the Northwest rodeos,” he said. “There’s a reason we keep coming back, because they treat us well and they’re all great rodeos.”

Another world champion on hand was four-time bareback champ Kaycee Feild. The 2017 season has been a rough one for Feild, as a late start with injury and some bad luck currently has him way down in the standings at No. 33 nearly $28,000 behind the final qualifying spot to the NFR.

However Feild’s luck has been turning around in recent weeks and it continued on Saturday as he scored an 85.5 to tie him with fellow Utah cowboy Mason Clements for the top ride of the night. 

Feild took on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie which was a match-up he had been waiting on for a while.

“That horse was a lot of fun,” he said. “If you stub your toe, he’ll buck you off but if you ride him right, eight seconds isn’t long enough.”

The ride also boosted Feild and Clements to a three-way tie for third place in the rodeo along with Luke Creasy, for a $2,152 payday each.

“My main goal is to be a world champion, but I have to get to Las Vegas first,” said Feild. “I have to start taking chops out of the tree before I can tip it over, and this tonight was a good whack at it.”

And in terms of NFR qualifications, the night was key for Clements as well as he currently sits in that 15th an final qualification spot with six weeks left to go.

“I just couldn’t be happier to have that horse and to go out there and do my job and him do his, it adds up really well,” Clements said. “It’s what I’m needing to keep being consistent to make it to the finals and this is a big step to keep me going and I feel great.”

In team roping, the 13th and final pair of brothers Joshua and Jonathan Torres of Ocala, Florida scored 5.3 seconds to take the night’s top time. They drove in on Saturday afternoon from Colville, Utah and a fourth place finish and victory lap around the arena made the trip worthwhile. 

“That’s the easiest to be last, so you know what you have to beat,” Jonathan said afterward. “We knew we had to be at 5.3 or better to get fourth so we just had to go execute our run and if it works, it works and it did just like we practice.”

Elsewhere in barrel racing, it was Forth Worth, Texas’ Tillar Murray that took the top time with 17.39 seconds, earning her a 11th place finish overall and a $685 payout.

And in steer wrestling, Buffalo, South Dakota’s Chason Floyd scored a 3.6 second time on his steer to win the night. With his 3.9 second time from slack as well, Floyd wrapped up the average win for the rodeo and a total payout of $4,670.

The other event winners for the 30th Farm-City Pro Rodeo.

● Bareback: Austin Foss (Terrebone, Oregon), 89 points, $5,534.

● Tie-down roping: Tyler Milligan (Pawhuska, Oklahoma) 16.9 seconds on two, $5,854.

● Saddle bronc: Jake Wright (Milford, Utah), 88.5 points, $5,273.

● Team roping: Hayes Smith (Central Point, Oregon) and Justin Davis (Cottonwood, California), 9.6 seconds on two, $5,529 each.

● Barrel racing: Kimmie Wall (Roosevelt, Utah), 17.20 seconds, $4,568.

● Bull riding: Toby Collins (Stephenville, Texas), 87 points, $5,169.

● All-Around: Clayton Hass (Weatherford, Texas), $1,760.

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Contact Eric at esinger@eastoregonian.com or 541-966-0839. Follow him on Twitter @ByEricSinger.

 

Will Smith scores Sikeston victory



SIKESTON, Mo. – Saddle bronc rider Will Smith was psyched to win the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, as he nailed an 85.5-point ride on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Spade on Saturday, good for a $4,385 boost for both the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as well as the RAM Great Lakes Circuit Standings.

“I’d had been on that horse four or five times and I used to be scared of him because he bucked me off harder than most," Smith said, adding that he finally made a successful ride on Spade a couple of years ago at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

“I got more confidence on him this time,” the 28-year-old cowboy said. “That horse is scary in the chute – sometimes he’ll rear at the post, but then he just jumps and kicks down the pen and he’s the one you want to have. I was telling my travel partner, Hardy Braden, that I’d take some Spade, and he called the next day and said, ‘you got him’ and I was excited.”

Prior to winning Sikeston, the South Carolina native turned Missouri cowboy was 10th in the Great Lakes Circuit with $3,670 – not too far behind the current leader, Wade Sundell’s $8,659. 

“I’ve been coming here since 2009, and had never won it and it’s exciting – my friend, Ty Atchison, always wore the buckle from it,” Smith said.

Smith was 50th in the world standings prior to winning Sikeston thanks to picking up $8,960 for placing second in the average at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver on Jan. 22; then $2,285 for placing second at the Heart of the North rodeo in Spooner, Wis., on July 8.  

Sikeston marks Smith’s second win of the 2017 season, having split the win with Ross Griffin at the 41st Annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo on July 8. 

“The Fourth went all right – I got $5,000, and that’s good for me,” Smith said.

The 2017 season has been a difficult one outside of the arena for Smith as his grandfather fell ill and then passed away recently. Smith had taken some time off from rodeoing to spend time with him and then his family. The Sikeston rodeo was his first time competing since then. 

“I’m going to get my circuit count in and get set up for next year so I can get to those big indoor rodeos,” Smith said, adding that he’s aiming for a shot at the San Antonio rodeo. 

“I’m going to circuit bust and just stay here in the Great Lakes and try to beat that old boy, Sundell, in the circuit,” Smith said.

Other winners at the  $157,152 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryle Smith ($3,465 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Clayton Biglow (87 points on Pickett Rodeo’s First Place), steer wrestler Sean Mulligan (8.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Jacob Dragenhart/Zack Mabry (10.7 seconds on two head), tie-down ropers Cade Swore and Cimarron Boardman (16.4 seconds on two head each), barrel racer Lacinda Rose (16.27 seconds), and bull rider Clayton Fulton (87 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s News Flash). 

Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

 

Sikeston, Mo., Aug. 9-12

 

All-around cowboy: Ryle Smith, $3,465, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, 87 points on Pickett Rodeo's First Place, $4,738; 2. Kaycee Feild, 86.5, $3,632; 3. Jess Pope, 85.5, $2,685; 4. Tim O'Connell, 85, $1,737; 5. (tie) Devan Reilly and Seth Hardwick, 84.5, $948 each; 7. (tie) Cole Picton and Tanner Aus, 84, $553 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Cole Edge, 4.0 seconds, $1,675; 2. Sean Mulligan, 4.3, $1,386; 3. Ryle Smith, 4.6, $1,097; 4. Cody Cabral, 5.5, $808; 5. Talon Roseland, 5.8, $520; 6. Blake Mindemann, 5.9, $289. Second round: 1. Cody Miller, 4.5 seconds, $1,675; 2. Sean Mulligan, 4.6, $1,386; 3. Cody Cabral, 4.7, $1,097; 4. Justin Morehouse, 4.8, $808; 5. Jon Ragatz, 4.9, $520; 6. Ryle Smith, 5.0, $289. Average: 1. Sean Mulligan, 8.9 seconds on two head, $2,512; 2. Ryle Smith, 9.6, $2,079; 3. Cody Cabral, 10.2, $1,646; 4. Ty Standley, 11.6, $1,213; 5. Noel Strahan, 11.7, $780; 6. J.D. Struxness, 11.8, $433. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 4.7 seconds, $1,854 each; 2. Payden Emmett/Justin Fox, 5.0, $1,534; 3. (tie) Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry and Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, 5.2, $1,055 each; 5. (tie) Shay Carroll/Nano Garza and Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.6, $447 each. Second round: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.7 seconds, $1,854 each; 2. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 5.3, $1,534; 3. Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry, 5.5, $1,214; 4. Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 5.7, $895; 5. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 5.8, $575; 6. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.9, $320. Average: 1. Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry, 10.7 seconds on two head, $2,781 each; 2. Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, 11.3, $2,301; 3. Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 11.4, $1,822; 4. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 11.6, $1,342; 5. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson, 11.9, $863; 6. Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 12.6, $479. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Will Smith, 85.5 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Spade, $4,385; 2. Wade Sundell, 84.5, $3,362; 3. Hardy Braden, 84, $2,485; 4. Brody Cress, 83, $1,608; 5. Chet Johnson, 81.5, $1,023; 6. Wyatt Casper, 81, $731; 7. (tie) Blaise Freeman and Weston Pierschbacher, 78, $512 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Cimarron Boardman, 7.8 seconds, $1,916; 2. Cade Swor, 8.1, $1,586; 3. (tie) Westyn Hughes and Ace Slone, 8.4, $1,090 each; 5. Trevor Brazile, 8.5, $595; 6. (tie) Bryson Sechrist and Justin Smith, 8.6, $165 each. Second round: 1. Blane Cox, 7.5 seconds, $1,916; 2. T.J. Hobson, 7.8, $1,586; 3. Tuf Cooper, 8.2, $1,255; 4. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Cade Swor, 8.3, $760 each; 6. Ace Slone, 8.5, $330. Average: 1. (tie) Cade Swor and Cimarron Boardman, 16.4 seconds on two head, $2,626 each; 3. Blane Cox, 16.6, $1,883; 4. Trevor Brazile, 16.8, $1,387; 5. Ace Slone, 16.9, $892; 6. Tuf Cooper, 17.0, $496. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Lacinda Rose, 16.27 seconds, $3,800; 2. Morgan Breaux, 16.39, $3,040; 3. Tracy Nowlin, 16.41, $2,470; 4. Jennifer Arnold, 16.43, $1,900; 5. Lindsay Leverington, 16.44, $1,520; 6. Laurie Cooper, 16.45, $1,140; 7. (tie) Conny Winkers and Kelley Carrington, 16.64, $903 each; 9. Marne Loosenort, 16.66, $760; 10. Sandi Brandli, 16.68, $665; 11. Paige Essenpreis, 16.69, $570; 12. (tie) Julie Burnett and Abby Phillips, 16.70, $428 each; 14. Kaitlin Buzzard, 16.71, $285; 15. Melora Potter, 16.73, $190. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Clayton Foltyn, 87 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's News Flash, $5,162; 2. Jeffrey Ramagos, 83, $4,003; 3. Eli Vastbinder, 79, $3,009; 4. Sage Kimzey, 78.5, $2,015; 5. Trevor Kastner, 73, $1,353; 6. Trey Benton III, 58, $1,021; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $157,152. Stock contractor: Rafter H Rodeo Livestock. Sub-contractors: Pickett Rodeo, Stace Smith Pro Rodeos and Smith, Harper & Morgan. Rodeo secretary: Shelley Hall. Officials: DeWitt Forrest Jr, Clayton Macom, Ken Dunn and Joe Bob Locke. Timers: Betty Hall and Tammy Braden. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Bullfighters: Chuck Swisher, Matt Baldwin and Cody Webster. Clowns/barrelmen: Rudy Burns and Agin Cajun Young. Flankmen: Terry Autrey, Cullen Pickett and Chad Cometti. Chute boss: Dell Hall. Pickup men: Will O'Connell and Butch Braden Jr. Photographer: Phill Kitts. Music director: Joshua Hilton.



For more coverage of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, check out the Sept. 1 edition of ProRodeo Sports News.

Reeves finds success again in Lovington


 

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Matt Reeves is no stranger to winning the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo.

The veteran steer wrestler most recently won it in 2009 when he split the title with Lee Graves.

He was victorious again Saturday night as he won the crown outright with a 7.9-second time in the two-head average.

“I had to come home and regroup because we were having trouble getting them lined out,” Reeves said. “A guy named Quinn Campbell - I talked to him about going to the Northwest (as his hazer) - and he came over (Aug. 8) and by the end of practice things were going good.”

With Campbell hazing for him, Reeves placed third in the first round with a 4.1- second time and earned $1,250 in Lawton, Okla., earlier this week.

Things went even better for Reeves in Lovington. The Cross Plains, Texas, cowboy placed third in first round with 3.8-second run and followed that up with 4.1-second effort in the second round to clinch the average. Reeves made both of his runs on Aug. 10.

“Quinn served two more of them up at Lovington,” Reeves said. “I got three looks all the same (at Lawton and Lovington), and I don’t remember the last time that happened for me. I had one that was running too far and I blew the barrier out and was 3.8 and my second one I was aggressive and made a good run (at 4.1 seconds). Having a guy on my team like Quinn was good because he gave me consistent looks.”

When Reeves departed Jake McClure Arena in Lovington, he earned $3,666. That visit to the pay window was key for Reeves. He was 14th in the Aug. 9 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $53,688.

“It feels really good to win this rodeo again,” Reeves said. 

This season, Reeves has been using a new full-time horse, nine-year-old Roy.

“I rode him some here and there last year, and at Jackson (Miss., in February) I just decided I was going to ride him and win on him,” Reeves said. “I finished second there and he has got better and better and better. I’ve been happy with how he has done.”

Reeves is a six-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2007, 2009-2010, 2012-13, 2016). A year ago, he tied his career-best season, placing second in the world standings - something he also did in 2013. 

With the end of the 2017 season looming, Reeves has a simple plan to get back to Las Vegas for the seventh time.

“Win baby, and keep it going,” Reeves said. “You have to keep running them.”

Although Reeves is 39 years old, he has no plans of leaving the rodeo arena any time soon.

“I still like getting in the pick-up (truck),” he said. “When I don’t want to get in the pick-up anymore I will do something else. It pays the bills and I enjoy it. I love rodeo.”

Other winners at the $212,147 rodeo were bareback rider Orin Larsen (90 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Scarlets Web), team ropers Jake Orman/Will Woodfin (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (84.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Who Knows), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (16.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (17.28 seconds), steer roper Rocky Patterson (33.2 seconds on three head) and bull rider Koby Radley (87 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Half Nuts).


Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo

 

Lovington, N.M., Aug. 9-12

 

All-around cowboy: Trevor Brazile, $2,823, tie-down roping, team roping and steer roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Orin Larsen, 90 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Scarlets Web, $5,351; 2. J.R. Vezain, 87, $4,103; 3. Will Lowe, 84, $3,032; 4. Anthony Thomas, 83.5, $1,962; 5. (tie) Tilden Hooper and Seth Hardwick, 83, $1,070 each; 7. Evan Jayne, 82, $713; 8. Jake Brown, 81.5, $535. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Cody Cabral, 3.5 seconds, $1,637; 2. K.C. Jones, 3.7, $1,423; 3. Matt Reeves, 3.8, $1,210; 4. Casey Martin, 4.0, $996; 5. (tie) Clayton Tuchscherer, Billy Bugenig and Wyatt Lindsay, 4.1, $569 each; 8. (tie) Jule Hazen, Jacob Edler and Tristan Martin, 4.2, $47 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Kyle Irwin and Jule Hazen, 3.8 seconds, $1,530 each; 3. Tanner Brunner, 3.9, $1,210; 4. (tie) Chance Howard, Mike McGinn, Trevor Duhon, Ryan Swayze, Tanner Robinson and Tyler Pearson, 4.0, $474 each. Average: 1. Matt Reeves, 7.9 seconds on two head, $2,456; 2. (tie) Jule Hazen and Cody Cabral, 8.0, $1,975 each; 4. (tie) Chance Howard and Kyle Irwin, 8.3, $1,335 each; 6. Tristan Martin, 8.4, $854; 7. (tie) Wyatt Lindsay and Jacob Edler , 8.5, $374 each. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. (tie) Tanner Baldwin/Cody Pearson and Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 5.2 seconds, $1,849 each; 3. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.3, $1,326; 4. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 5.5, $977; 5. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 5.7, $628; 6. (tie) Billy Bob Brown/Logan Medlin and Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 5.8, $174 each. Second round: 1. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 4.7 seconds, $2,023 each; 2. (tie) Travis Whitlow/Tyler Getzwiller, Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.9, $1,326 each; 5. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.2, $628; 6. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.3, $349. Average: 1. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 10.0 seconds on two head, $3,035 each; 2. (tie) Tanner Baldwin/Cody Pearson and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 10.8, $2,250 each; 4. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 11.1, $1,465; 5. Jake Barnes/Tyler Worley, 11.6, $942; 6. Billy Bob Brown/Logan Medlin, 12.1, $523. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Heith DeMoss, 84.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo's Who Knows, $4,597; 2. Isaac Diaz, 83.5, $3,524; 3. Hardy Braden, 82.5, $2,605; 4. (tie) Dean Wadsworth and Sterling Crawley, 82, $1,379 each; 6. (tie) Dylan Henson and Brody Cress, 81.5, $690 each; 8. (tie) Leon Fountain and Kobyn Williams, 81, $230 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. (tie) Shank Edwards and Chase Williams, 8.4 seconds, $2,092 each; 3. Cory Solomon, 8.7, $1,654; 4. Tuf Cooper, 9.0, $1,362; 5. Cade Swor, 9.2, $1,070; 6. Ryan Jarrett, 9.3, $778; 7. (tie) Ty Baker and Clay McCuistion, 9.4, $341 each. Second round: 1. Marty Yates, 7.2 seconds, $2,238; 2. Caleb Smidt, 7.5, $1,946; 3. (tie) Timber Moore and Cory Solomon, 7.6, $1,508 each; 5. Justin Smith, 8.1, $1,070; 6. Marcos Costa, 8.6, $778; 7. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Bubba Flores, 8.8, $341 each. Average: 1. Cory Solomon, 16.3 seconds on two head, $3,357; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 18.1, $2,919; 3. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Marty Yates, 18.2, $2,262 each; 5. Shank Edwards, 18.4, $1,605; 6. Mesquite Mahaffey, 19.2, $1,168; 7. (tie) J.D. McCuistion and Ty Baker, 19.5, $511 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Taci Bettis, 17.28 seconds, $3,949; 2. Dena Kirkpatrick, 17.31, $3,159; 3. Katelyn Scott, 17.39, $2,567; 4. Kelly Bruner, 17.44, $1,975; 5. Jane Fambro, 17.52, $1,580; 6. Tammy Fischer, 17.54, $1,185; 7. Morgan Breaux, 17.55, $987; 8. (tie) Jill Tanner and Jana Bean, 17.56, $839 each; 10. Cindy Smith, 17.66, $691; 11. Davie King, 17.70, $592; 12. Nalynn Cline, 17.71, $494; 13. Stefanie Logan, 17.73, $395; 14. Sydni Blanchard, 17.77, $296; 15. Delani Wood, 17.80, $197. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Bryce Davis, 9.1 seconds, $1,920; 2. (tie) Brian Garr and Jason Evans, 10.8, $1,424 each; 4. Roger Branch, 10.9, $927; 5. Rocky Patterson, 11.2, $596; 6. Leo Campbell, 11.3, $331. Second round: 1. Shay Good, 9.6 seconds, $1,920; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 10.2, $1,589; 3. (tie) Chet Herren, Cody Lee, Tuf Cooper and Mike Chase, 10.5, $778 each. Third round: 1. J.P. Wickett, 8.9 seconds, $1,920; 2. Marty Jones, 9.3, $1,589; 3. Trevor Brazile, 9.4, $1,258; 4. Cash Myers, 9.7, $927; 5. Kim Ziegelgruber, 10.1, $596; 6. Rocky Patterson, 10.4, $331. Average: 1. Rocky Patterson, 33.2 seconds on three head, $2,881; 2. Chet Herren, 33.3, $2,384; 3. Vin Fisher Jr., 33.7, $1,887; 4. Trevor Brazile, 34.9, $1,391; 5. Brian Garr, 35.3, $894; 6. Mike Chase, 35.8, $497. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Koby Radley, 87 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Half Nuts, $5,034; 2. Brennon Eldred, 86, $3,876; 3. Elliot Jacoby, 85, $2,884; 4. Ramon Curley, 84.5, $1,891; 5. Scottie Knapp, 84, $1,229; 6. Trevor Kastner, 83, $898; 7. Tim Bingham, 72, $733; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $212,147. Stock contractor: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo, Salt River Rodeo, Big Rafter Rodeo and Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sandy Gwatney. Officials: Carl Burkholder, Steve Knowles and Travis Howe. Timers: Jayme Pemberton and Sandy Garland. Announcer: Andy Stewart. Specialty act: Gizmo McCracken. Bullfighters: Jake King and Clay Heger. Clown/barrelman: Gizmo McCracken. Chute bosses: Pete Carr and John Gwatney. Pickup men: Jeremy Willis and Josh Edwards. Photographer: Peggy Gander. Music director: Ben Bendele III.

For more coverage of the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, check out the Sept. 1 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

ProRodeo Results....

Lawton Rangers Rodeo

 

Lawton, Okla., Aug. 9-12

 

All-around cowboy: Josh Peek, $1,744, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Ty Breuer, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Wonderland, $4,251; 2. (tie) Tim O'Connell and Tanner Aus, 85, $2,834 each; 4. Seth Hardwick, 84.5, $1,559; 5. Steven Dent, 84, $992; 6. Mason Clements, 81, $709; 7. Justin Pollmiller, 80, $567; 8. Kaycee Feild, 79.5, $425. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Josh Peek, 4.0 seconds, $1,744 each; 3. Matt Reeves, 4.1, $1,250; 4. Jeff Miller, 4.2, $921; 5. Kyle Irwin, 4.3, $592; 6. (tie) Gary Gilbert, Tyler Pearson and Cody Devers, 4.4, $110 each. Second round: 1. Tyler Pearson, 3.3 seconds, $1,908; 2. Will Lummus, 3.5, $1,579; 3. Jake Johnson, 3.8, $1,250; 4. Ryle Smith, 4.2, $921; 5. Mitchell Gardner, 4.5, $592; 6. Weston Taylor, 4.6, $329. Average: 1. Tyler Pearson, 7.7 seconds on two head, $2,862; 2. J.D. Struxness, 9.1, $2,369; 3. Mitchell Gardner, 9.6, $1,875; 4. Chance Howard, 9.7, $1,382; 5. Gary Gilbert, 9.8, $888; 6. Jon Ragatz, 10.1, $494. 

 

Team roping: 1. Casey Hicks/Braden Harmon, 4.5 seconds, $3,456 each; 2. Dylan Gordon/Hunter Koch, 4.6, $3,092; 3. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.7, $2,728; 4. (tie) Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Curry Kirchner/Derrick Jantzen, 4.8, $2,183 each; 6. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.9, $1,637; 7. (tie) Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager and Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 5.0, $1,091 each; 9. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.4, $546; 10. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.5, $182. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Wyatt Casper, 84 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Nutrena's Little Angel, $3,610; 2. (tie) Jacobs Crawley and Hardy Braden, 82, $2,406 each; 4. Colt Gordon, 81, $1,324; 5. Louie Brunson, 79, $842; 6. Wade Sundell, 77.5, $602; 7. Will Smith, 75.5, $481; 8. Clint Lindenfeld, 72, $361. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Mesquite Mahaffey and Justin Smith, 8.3 seconds, $4,230 each; 3. Michael Otero, 8.5, $3,525; 4. Bryson Sechrist, 8.7, $3,055; 5. Randall Carlisle, 8.9, $2,585; 6. Scott Kormos, 9.1, $2,115; 7. Ross Tucker, 9.2, $1,645; 8. Tuf Cooper, 9.5, $1,175; 9. Clay McCuistion, 9.7, $705; 10. Hunter Herrin, 9.8, $235. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 16.93 seconds, $3,860; 2. Cierra Chapman, 17.15, $3,088; 3. Carley Richardson, 17.24, $2,509; 4. Holly Wright, 17.26, $1,930; 5. Kassidy Lovell, 17.31, $1,544; 6. (tie) Tammy Fischer and Edi Williams, 17.44, $1,061 each; 8. Jane Melby, 17.51, $868; 9. Jammie Tinker, 17.54, $772; 10. Hollie Etbauer, 17.56, $675; 11. Becki Mask, 17.59, $579; 12. Shada Brazile, 17.62, $482; 13. Tillar Murray, 17.63, $386; 14. (tie) Erin Reich and Benette Little, 17.65, $241 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Trey Benton III, 87.5 points on Powder River Rodeo's The Price Is Right, $4,424; 2. (tie) Garrett Tribble and Markus Mariluch, 84, $3,004 each; 4. Cole Melancon, 83.5, $1,727; 5. Douglas Duncan, 82.5, $1,159; 6. Chris Bechthold, 79, $875; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $147,700. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Powder River Rodeo, D & H Cattle and Andrews Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Vickie Shireman. Officials: Cliff Overstreet, Skip Emmett and Chris Bastien. Timers: Vickie Shireman and Kelsi Peterson. Announcer: Charlie Throckmorton. Specialty acts: Mark Swingler and Haley Ganzel. Bullfighters: Brandon Loden and Wacey Munsell. Clown/barrelman: Mark Swingler. Flankmen: Rhett Beutler and H.D. Page. Chute bosses: Rhett Beutler, Matt Scott and Darrell Barron. Pickup men: Shandon Stalls and Matt Scott. Photographers: O.T. Thomas and Dale Hirschman. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.

Omak Stampede

 

Omak, Wash., Aug. 10-13

 

All-around cowboy: Russell Cardoza, $2,086, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Buck Lunak, 81 points on Big Bend Rodeo's Holly Bay, $2,778; 2. Evan Jayne, 78.5, $2,130; 3. Steven Peebles, 77, $1,574; 4. Clayton Biglow, 75.5, $1,018; 5. (tie) Austin Foss and Kyle Bounds, 75, $556 each; 7. Wyatt Denny, 73, $370; 8. Taylor Broussard, 72.5, $278. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Boss Cole, 4.3 seconds, $3,014; 2. (tie) Errol Frain and Blake Knowles, 5.0, $2,538 each; 4. (tie) Cody Cabral, Cameron Morman and Tom Lewis, 5.2, $1,745 each; 7. (tie) Billy Bugenig, Sean Santucci and Jacob Shofner, 5.4, $793 each; 10. (tie) Taylor Gregg and B.J. Taruscio, 5.5, $79 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 4.5 seconds, $2,822 each; 2. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 4.6, $2,454; 3. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 5.0, $2,086; 4. Colton Campbell/Jordan Ketscher, 5.1, $1,718; 5. Ryan Opie/Dayton Stafford, 5.5, $1,350; 6. (tie) Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp and Blake Teixeira/Monty Joe Petska, 6.4, $798 each; 8. Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 8.3, $245. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Samuel Kelts, on Big Bend Rodeo's Broken Spring, and Clay Elliott, on Flying 5 Rodeo's Front Page, 86 points, $3,081 each; 3. (tie) Zeke Thurston and Chet Johnson, 83.5, $1,628 each; 5. Shorty Garrett, 82.5, $814; 6. Cody DeMoss, 81, $581; 7. Cooper DeWitt, 80, $465; 8. Isaac Diaz, 79, $349. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Jake Pratt, 8.2 seconds, $2,389; 2. Roger Nonella, 9.3, $2,137; 3. Bo Pickett, 9.5, $1,886; 4. Jason Minor, 9.9, $1,634; 5. Seth Hall, 10.4, $1,383; 6. Clayton Hass, 10.6, $1,132; 7. Cody Craig, 10.8, $880; 8. (tie) Joe Hoffman and Matt Shiozawa, 10.9, $503 each; 10. Chad Finley, 11.0, $126. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Kathy Grimes, 17.06 seconds, $3,128; 2. Rachel Stoller, 17.15, $2,503; 3. Jaime Hinton, 17.16, $2,033; 4. Jodi Goodrich, 17.18, $1,564; 5. Jana Bean, 17.24, $1,251; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.31, $938; 7. Amberleigh Moore, 17.32, $782; 8. Cheyenne Allan, 17.33, $704; 9. Liz Herrin, 17.37, $626; 10. Kim Schulze, 17.39, $547; 11. Jackie Ganter, 17.42, $469; 12. Lexie Goss, 17.43, $391; 13. Samantha Boone, 17.44, $313; 14. Jolene Hoburg, 17.50, $235; 15. Lexi Burgess, 17.52, $156. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Tristan Mize, 83.5 points on Big Bend Rodeo's No. 217, $3,395; 2. (tie) Jordan Hansen and Chase Dougherty, 82.5, $2,263 each; 4. Brady Portenier, 80.5, $1,245; 5. Jake Davis, 79.5, $792; 6. Ruger Piva, 78, $566; 7. Kurtis Turner, 76, $453; 8. Montana Barlow, 69, $339. 

 

Total payoff: $103,120. Stock contractor: Big Bend Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Flying 5 Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Edie Longfellow. Officials: Rod Endicott, George Gibbs and Mike Jones. Timers: Nell Henderson and Stacey Jo Dowton. Announcer: Steve Kenyon. Specialty acts: JJ Harrison and Tomas Garcilazo. Bullfighters: Erick Schwindt and Rowdy Barry. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Hans Hennings and Chad Hutsell. Pickup men: Blake West and Ricky Shannon. Photographers: Bill Lawless and Roseanna Sales. Music director: Jason Buchanan.


Missoula Stampede

 

Missoula, Mont., Aug. 10-12

 

All-around cowboy: Clayton Hass, $1,807, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Austin Foss, 83 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Black Tie, $1,839; 2. Tyler Nelson, 80.5, $1,410; 3. (tie) Tate Schwagler, Buck Lunak and Troy Vaira, 80, $715 each; 6. Kyle Bounds, 77, $306; 7. Jessy Davis, 76, $245; 8. Clint Griffis, 74, $184. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Will Stovall and Jason Thomas, 3.6 seconds, $2,284 each; 3. (tie) Baylor Roche, Shawn Downing and Boss Cole, 4.0, $1,487 each; 6. Dirk Tavenner, 4.2, $850; 7. (tie) John Franzen, Curtis Cassidy and Rudy Switzer, 4.3, $248 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 3.6 seconds, $2,641 each; 2. Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 4.2, $2,363; 3. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 4.4, $2,085; 4. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 4.7, $1,807; 5. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 5.4, $1,529; 6. (tie) Chase Wiley/Martin Lucero and Billy Bob Brown/Logan Medlin, 5.7, $1,112 each; 8. Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 5.9, $695; 9. Chase MItchell/John Bell, 6.0, $417; 10. Jason Carlson/Zachary Schweigert, 6.1, $139. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Andy Clarys, 80.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Sacred Mountain, $2,154; 2. Josh Davison, 80, $1,652; 3. JC DeSaveur, 78, $1,221; 4. Josh Reynolds, 77.5, $790; 5. Colton Miller, 77, $503; 6. Taygen Schuelke, 76.5, $359; 7. Layton Green, 76, $287; 8. Allen Boore, 74, $215. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Tyson Durfey, 8.7 seconds, $1,989; 2. Dakota Eldridge, 9.2, $1,730; 3. Jake Hannum, 9.3, $1,470; 4. Stetson Vest, 9.4, $1,211; 5. Cy Eames, 9.5, $951; 6. Kody Lahaye, 9.6, $692; 7. Nolan Conway, 9.8, $432; 8. Jade Gardner, 10.0, $173. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Shelly Anzick, 17.24 seconds, $2,311; 2. Tiany Schuster, 17.35, $1,964; 3. (tie) Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi and Callahan Crossley, 17.38, $1,502 each; 5. Lindsay Kruse, 17.46, $1,155; 6. Jessi Fish, 17.54, $809; 7. Shea Durfey, 17.59, $578; 8. Nicole Laurence, 17.64, $462; 9. (tie) Lexi Burgess and Samantha Lane, 17.66, $375 each; 11. Milee Dailey, 17.70, $289; 12. (tie) Cassie de Yong and Jessi Ray Wilcox, 17.71, $116 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Hawk Whitt, 81.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Pearl Snaps, $2,002; 2. Riley Blankenship, 80, $1,542; 3. (tie) Cole Wagner and Parker Breding, 78, $949 each; 5. Tate Smith, 74, $489; 6. Guy Nordahl, 72, $357; 7. Dalton Rudman, 68, $291; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $80,513. Stock contractor: Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls. Rodeo secretary: Rowena Nelson. Officials: Wade Berry, Bobby Davis and Bruce Keller. Timers: Kelly Hawkinson and Roberta Sankey. Announcer: Will Rasmussen. Specialty acts: Leslee Charlesworth, Rae-Lynn Armstrong and Madison MacDonald. Bullfighters: Tyson Hutchison and Sylvan La Cross. Clown/barrelman: Donnie Landis. Flankman: Ike Sankey. Chute boss: Ike Sankey. Pickup men: Jared Gill and K.C. Verhelst. Photographer: Josh Homer. Music director: Ryan Sankey.

Cache County Fair And Rodeo

 

Logan, Utah, Aug. 10-12

 

All-around cowboy: Toby Collins, $1,144, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Evan Jayne, 86.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Pocahontas, $2,967; 2. Jake Vold, 86, $2,274; 3. (tie) J.R. Vezain, Steven Dent and Caleb Bennett, 84, $1,154 each; 6. Devan Reilly, 82.5, $494; 7. Richmond Champion, 82, $396; 8. (tie) Tyler Nelson and Taylor Broussard, 79.5, $148 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Olin Hannum, 4.4 seconds, $1,690; 2. Kody Dollery, 4.6, $1,399; 3. Heath Thomas, 5.1, $1,107; 4. Rowdy Thames, 5.3, $816; 5. Blake Brown, 7.0, $525; 6. Chase Black, 8.9, $291. 

 

Team roping: 1. Aaron Macy/Cody Hogan, 4.4 seconds, $2,681 each; 2. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 5.1, $2,331; 3. Pete Jones/Kamryn Boucher, 5.2, $1,982; 4. (tie) Brian Winn/Matt Liston and Trey Blackmore/Steve Sherwood, 5.3, $1,457 each; 6. Rhett Anderson/Quinn Kesler, 5.4, $932; 7. (tie) Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV and Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 5.5, $408 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 83.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Painted Hills, $3,119; 2. Jake Wright, 83, $2,391; 3. Sterling Crawley, 81, $1,767; 4. Toby Collins, 80.5, $1,144; 5. CoBurn Bradshaw, 80, $728; 6. Leon Fountain, 79.5, $520; 7. Brady Nicholes, 79, $416; 8. Taos Muncy, 78.5, $312. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Stetson Vest and Shane Hanchey, 7.9 seconds, $1,597 each; 3. Justin Brinkerhoff, 8.5, $1,262; 4. Tyler Milligan, 8.7, $1,040; 5. Taylor Christensen, 8.9, $817; 6. Rhen Richard, 9.1, $594; 7. Seth Hall, 9.8, $371; 8. Lex Smith, 10.1, $149. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.19 seconds, $1,554; 2. Sherry Cervi, 17.34, $1,332; 3. (tie) Jessi Cronquist and Kelly Larsen, 17.43, $1,036 each; 5. Megan Lewis, 17.44, $740; 6. Jamie Gee, 17.46, $592; 7. Kellie Collier, 17.48, $444; 8. Mary Aller, 17.52, $296; 9. Kallie Wonnacott, 17.57, $222; 10. Terri Wood Gates, 17.58, $148. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Ednei Caminhas, 81.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Moonlight Gambler, $3,243; 2. Ruger Piva, 79, $2,486; 3. Jordan Hansen, 78.5, $1,838; 4. Chase Dougherty, 78, $1,189; 5. Tyler Bingham, 77, $757; 6. Joey Clegg, 75, $541; 7. Colby Demo, 74.5, $432; 8. Dallas Rohrig, 70, $324. 

 

Total payoff: $78,559. Stock contractor: Bar T Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Wendie Flitton. Officials: Jeff Dorenkamp and Wade Woolstenhulme. Timers: Linda Flitton and Amy Flake. Announcer: Reed Flake. Specialty acts: Nancy Weikel and Rider Kiesner. Bullfighters: Dusty Tuckness and Joe Butler. Clown/barrelman: Jared Storrs. Flankman: Jeff Flitton. Pickup men: Ty Reeder and Cody Flitton. Photographer: Jim Fain. Music director: Derreld Yost.


Bozeman Stampede

 

Bozeman, Mont., Aug. 10-12

 

All-around cowboy: Trevin Baumann, $1,828, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Jessy Davis, 86 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Runnin Moon, $1,805; 2. Jesse Nelson, 84, $1,368; 3. Chase Erickson, 82, $985; 4. Braxten Nielsen, 81.5, $656; 5. (tie) Justin Miller, Tate Schwagler and Tyler Nelson, 80, $219 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Tanner Milan, 4.6 seconds, $2,248; 2. Will Stovall, 4.7, $1,955; 3. (tie) Trevin Baumann and Blaine Jones, 4.8, $1,515 each; 5. Mike Gollaher, 4.9, $1,075; 6. Josh Boka, 5.1, $782; 7. Kyle Callaway, 5.4, $489; 8. Chason Floyd, 5.6, $196. 

 

Team roping: 1. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 4.8 seconds, $2,378 each; 2. Brady Tryan/Travis Tryan, 5.1, $2,068; 3. Nolan Conway/Jimmy Cole, 5.3, $1,758; 4. Derrick Begay/Clay O'Brien Cooper, 5.4, $1,448; 5. (tie) Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom and Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 5.5, $982 each; 7. Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 5.8, $517; 8. Carson King/Cody Hill, 6.2, $207. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Dawson Jandreau, 86 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Pt Barnum, $1,839; 2. Tyler Turco, 81.5, $1,410; 3. Dawson Hay, 80, $1,042; 4. (tie) Keenan Reinhardt and Tanner Hollenback, 74, $552 each; 6. JC DeSaveur, 73.5, $306; 7. Chase Brooks, 73, $245; 8. (tie) Joe Harper, Wyatt Thurston and Andy Clarys, 72, $61 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Tyson Durfey, 8.3 seconds, $2,054; 2. J.C. Crowley, 9.5, $1,786; 3. Chad Johnson, 9.9, $1,518; 4. Stetson Vest, 10.4, $1,250; 5. Ben Ayre, 10.7, $982; 6. Joey Dickens, 11.3, $714; 7. (tie) Haven Meged and Trevin Baumann, 12.2, $313 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Shelly Anzick, 17.40 seconds, $2,015; 2. Shea Durfey, 17.60, $1,728; 3. Carmel Wright, 17.62, $1,440; 4. Sherry Cervi, 17.74, $1,248; 5. Ashley Sudan, 17.77, $960; 6. Tammy Carpenter, 17.86, $768; 7. Sarah Crimmins, 17.89, $576; 8. (tie) Cally Goyins and Sue Smith, 17.95, $336 each; 10. (tie) Carrie Murnion and Ashley Day, 17.96, $96 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Parker Breding, 88.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Rmef Big Bull, $1,805; 2. Hawk Whitt, 87, $1,368; 3. Anthony Green, 82, $985; 4. Clay Applegate, 80, $656; 5. Tristan O'Neal, 78, $383; 6. Adam Lucero, 24, $274. 

 

Total payoff: $67,874. Stock contractor: Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls. Rodeo secretary: Penny Walton. Officials: Phil Smith and Bob Burkhart. Timers: DeeDee Dickinson and Joyce Kesler. Announcer: Vance Ruff. Bullfighters: Kaleb Barrett and J.D. Harrell. Clown/barrelman: Denny Halstead. Flankman: Wade Sankey. Chute boss: Tom Neuens. Pickup men: Andy Bolich and David Lewis. Photographers: Ric Andersen and Mary Peters. Music director: Kailey Ruff.


Crossett Riding Club 68th Annual PRCA Rodeo

 

Crossett, Ark., Aug. 9-12

 

All-around cowboy: Zack Jongbloed, $1,719, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Jake Brown, on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Rocky, and Winn Ratliff, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Black Coffee, 83.5 points, $1,358 each; 3. Cole Picton, 81, $843; 4. Zach Hibler, 77, $562; 5. (tie) Tanner Phipps and Casey Breuer, 76, $281 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Lane Bateman, 4.4 seconds, $859; 2. Kamry Dymmek, 4.8, $645; 3. Cody Miller, 5.8, $430; 4. Cody Kroul, 6.7, $215. Second round: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 6.3 seconds, $859; 2. Cody Miller, 7.1, $645; 3. Zack Jongbloed, 8.4, $430; 4. Brian Wake, 10.2, $215. Average: 1. Cody Miller, 12.9 seconds on two head, $1,289; 2. Wade Steffen, 20.7, $967; 3. Kamry Dymmek, 22.7, $645; 4. Lane Bateman, 24.1, $322. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Dalton Turner/Hadley DeShazo, 6.3 seconds, $532 each; 2. Justin Spotts/Cody Andrews, 6.5, $399; 3. Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 6.7, $266; 4. Adam Newcomb/Jordan Reynolds, 13.9, $133. Second round: 1. Bart Brunson/Bradley Massey, 4.7 seconds, $532 each; 2. Justin Lovell/Boogie Ray, 4.9, $399; 3. Colt Fisher/Trey Carter III, 5.7, $266; 4. Justin Spotts/Cody Andrews, 6.0, $133. Average: 1. (tie) Justin Spotts/Cody Andrews and Dalton Turner/Hadley DeShazo, 12.5 seconds on two head, $698 each; 3. Adam Newcomb/Jordan Reynolds, 22.1, $399; 4. Bart Brunson/Bradley Massey, 4.7 on one head, $200. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 82 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Bully Dog, $1,719; 2. Tyler Baeza, 81, $1,302; 3. Curtis Garton, 79.5, $937; 4. (tie) Kobyn Williams and Colt Gordon, 79, $495 each; 6. Weston Pierschbacher, 78, $260. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Randall Carlisle, 10.4 seconds, $1,031; 2. Blane Cox, 10.5, $773; 3. Zack Jongbloed, 10.6, $516; 4. Ike Fontenot, 11.3, $258. Second round: 1. Cheyenne Harper, 9.6 seconds, $1,031; 2. Braxton Laughlin, 10.2, $773; 3. Randall Carlisle, 10.3, $516; 4. Bart Brunson, 11.1, $258. Average: 1. Randall Carlisle, 20.7 seconds on two head, $1,547; 2. Cheyenne Harper, 21.6, $1,160; 3. Zack Jongbloed, 21.9, $773; 4. Braxton Laughlin, 22.5, $387. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. (tie) Kaley Bass and Kelley Carrington, 17.50 seconds, $1,476 each; 3. Loni Lester, 17.57, $1,135; 4. Jennifer Arnold, 17.60, $984; 5. (tie) Sable Miller and Dana Pace, 17.67, $681 each; 7. Ashley Jones, 17.71, $454; 8. Tami Semas, 17.78, $303; 9. Morgan Breaux, 17.83, $227; 10. Chloe Gray, 17.87, $151. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Sage Kimzey, 86 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Red Wasp, $3,158; 2. Kenny Westrope Jr, 85.5, $2,421; 3. Cole Melancon, 83.5, $1,790; 4. Fulton Rutland, 82, $1,158; 5. (tie) Caleb Sanderson and Boudreaux Campbell, 81, $632 each; 7. Lex Oakley, 80.5, $421; 8. Nic Lica, 78.5, $316. 

 

Total payoff: $57,040. Stock contractor: Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo and United Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Delia Walls. Officials: Paul Chadwick and Glenn Sullivan. Timers: Marien Woner and Delia Walls. Announcer: Scott Grover. Specialty act: Jeff Garner. Bullfighters: Dusty Duba and Al Bryan. Clown/barrelman: Jeff Garner. Flankman: Dusty Duba. Chute boss: Les Wagley. Pickup man: Tommy Pettit. Photographer: Robby Freeman. Music director: Ryan Killingsworth.


Summit County Fair & Rodeo

 

Coalville, Utah, Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Clint Robinson, $1,826, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tyler Scales, 83 points on Diamond G Rodeo's Cool Hand Luke, $2,459; 2. Cody Kiser, 81, $1,885; 3. Zack Brown, 77, $1,393; 4. Tony Barrington, 63, $902; 5. Braxten Nielsen, 58, $574; 6. BoDell Jessen, 54, $410; no other qualified rides. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Jake Ashworth, 4.4 seconds, $1,636; 2. (tie) Seth Hadlock and Chase Black, 4.5, $1,213 each; 4. Olin Hannum, 4.6, $790; 5. (tie) Baxtor Roche and Blake Brown, 4.8, $395 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Colby Siddoway/Jaguar Terrill, 5.3 seconds, $1,266 each; 2. Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 5.4, $1,048; 3. Matt Loose/Charlie Putnam, 6.0, $829; 4. Wes Pulham/Brock Andrus, 6.1, $611; 5. Josh Hunter/Kolton Hunter, 20.7, $393; no other qualified runs. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ryder Wright, 87 points on Diamond G Rodeo's A liitle Bit Of Buddah, $2,561; 2. Cody Wright, 82.5, $1,963; 3. (tie) Ben Londo and Allen Boore, 79, $1,195 each; 5. Nick LaDuke, 77, $597; 6. Landon Mecham, 75, $427; 7. Spencer Wright, 73, $341; 8. Johnny Espeland, 70, $256. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Clint Robinson, 8.5 seconds, $1,826; 2. Stetson Vest, 8.6, $1,512; 3. Trampus Quarnberg, 8.8, $1,197; 4. Wyatt Williams, 9.3, $882; 5. Justin Brinkerhoff, 9.8, $567; 6. Taylor Christensen, 9.9, $315. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Megan Lewis, 17.55 seconds, $1,518; 2. Jennifer Barrett, 17.56, $1,301; 3. Rainy Robinson, 17.57, $1,084; 4. Jamie Gee, 17.58, $940; 5. Terri Wood Gates, 17.62, $723; 6. Kellie Collier, 17.84, $578; 7. Haylee Woodward, 17.90, $434; 8. Barbara Johnson, 17.92, $289; 9. Kimmie Wall, 17.94, $217; 10. Maegan Heiner, 18.06, $145. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Ruger Piva, 88 points on Diamond G Rodeo's Charmed Konnection, $2,900; 2. Chase Dougherty, 87, $2,249; 3. Tyler Bingham, 83, $1,691; 4. Kurtis Turner, 81, $1,132; 5. Garrett Smith, 78, $760; 6. Jordan Spears, 73, $574; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $55,834. Stock contractor: Diamond G Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Eva Chadwick. Officials: Curtis Jessee and Monty Van Komen. Timers: Jeri Reeder and Nacona Hargo. Announcer: Wayne Wise. Specialty act: Kenny Petet. Bullfighters: Clifford Maxwell and Aaron Hargo. Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley. Flankman: Owen Albrecht. Chute boss: Owen Albrecht. Pickup men: Bret Reeder and Tony Jardine. Music director: Richard Jones.


Sioux Empire Fair Rodeo

 

Sioux Falls, S.D., Aug. 12-13

 

All-around cowboy: Paul David Tierney, $1,371, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Casey Breuer, 86 points on Korkow Rodeos' Acrylic Infection, $993; 2. Shane O'Connell, 84, $752; 3. Tanner Aus, 82, $541; 4. Joe Gunderson, 81.5, $361; 5. Ty Breuer, 81, $211; 6. Blake Smith, 79, $150. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Cole Fulton, 4.4 seconds, $1,070; 2. Jake Rinehart, 5.2, $885; 3. (tie) Justin Zwiefel, Billy Boldon and Tristan Hall, 5.4, $517 each; 6. Chase Albers, 5.5, $184. 

 

Team roping: 1. Paul David Tierney/Levi Tyan, 4.9 seconds, $1,371 each; 2. Jr. Dees/Matt Zancanella, 5.3, $1,135; 3. Jade Schmidt/J.D. Gerard, 5.5, $898; 4. Micah Eveland/Lucas Falconer, 5.6, $662; 5. Shaw Loiseau/Tel Schaack, 5.7, $426; 6. Tyrell Moody/Ty Talsma, 5.8, $236. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tegan Smith, 83 points on Korkow Rodeos' Rhubarb, $1,272; 2. Travis Schroth, 81, $964; 3. (tie) Dalton Rixen, Dawson Jandreau and Logan Allen, 79, $475 each; 6. Carter Elshere, 78, $193. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Trey Young, 9.9 seconds, $1,356; 2. Jon Peek, 10.0, $1,122; 3. Riley Wakefield, 10.1, $889; 4. Dustin Entzel, 10.3, $655; 5. Jess Woodward, 10.5, $421; 6. Clint Kindred, 10.7, $234. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Amy Wheeler, 14.07 seconds, $1,007; 2. Tammy Watson, 14.17, $863; 3. Hali Gjermundson, 14.23, $719; 4. Sherrylynn Johnson, 14.24, $623; 5. Mackenzie Weber, 14.25, $479; 6. (tie) Victoria Netzer and Jodi Nelson, 14.30, $336 each; 8. Bailee Murnion, 14.33, $192; 9. Calyssa Kindred, 14.46, $144; 10. Robin Beck, 14.48, $96. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Travis Smith, 83 points on Korkow Rodeos' Laser Beam, $2,200; 2. Denton Fugate, 80, $1,686; 3. Blake Dunsmore, 79, $1,246; 4. Dakota Rice, 78, $807; 5. Tate Thybo, 74.5, $513; 6. Andy Coughlin, 74, $367; 7. Ryan Knutson, 73.5, $293; 8. Will Crain, 72, $220. 

 

Total payoff: $40,961. Stock contractor: Korkow Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Misty Korkow Clair. Officials: Tom Peterson and Chuck Christman. Timers: Misty Korkow Clair and Nora Warne. Announcer: Travis Schauda. Specialty act: David Whitmoyer. Bullfighters: Patrick Crawford and Zachary Call. Clown/barrelman: David Whitmoyer. Flankmen: Daniel Yellow Hawk and Randy Warne. Chute bosses: Troy Heinert and Jim Korkow. Pickup men: Troy Heinert and Tucker Stocklin. Music director: Jared Slagle.

Kimball - Banner Rodeo

 

Kimball, Neb., Aug. 12-13

 

All-around cowboy: J.D. Yates, $965, team roping and steer roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Grant Denny, 78 points on The Cervi Brothers' Marv & Harry, $1,039; 2. (tie) Steven Dent and Logan Patterson, 76, $677 each; 4. Tyler Scales, 73, $378; 5. (tie) Evan Miller and Brian Brown, 67, $189 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Josh Peek, 4.0 seconds, $837; 2. Cody Pratt, 4.5, $627; 3. (tie) Cole McNamee and Wyatt Johnson, 5.5, $314 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Brit Ellerman/J.D. Yates, 6.8 seconds, $965 each; 2. Justin Dean Smith/Cole Johnson, 7.5, $724; 3. Michael Schafer/Chris Anderson, 8.1, $483; 4. Travis Bounds/Kyon Kreutzer, 12.4, $241. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. J.W. Meiers, 68 points on Hurst Pro Rodeo's No. V72, $993; 2. Wyatt Lohman, 67, $752; 3. Ross Griffin, 66, $541; 4. Eric Gewecke, 61, $361; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Trevor Brazile, 8.2 seconds, $1,006; 2. Darnell Johnson, 8.9, $754; 3. Troy Pruitt, 9.4, $503; 4. Caleb Bullock, 10.0, $251. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 17.86 seconds, $642; 2. Nicole Waggoner, 17.87, $558; 3. Elizabeth Ellis, 17.89, $475; 4. Deb Cox, 18.34, $391; 5. Mary-Cecelia Tharp, 18.39, $307; 6. Sydni Blanchard, 18.40, $223; 7. Taryn Boxleitner, 18.42, $140; 8. Shelby McCauley, 18.49, $56. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Troy Tillard, 11.3 seconds, $1,115; 2. (tie) Will McBride and C.A. Lauer, 12.0, $697 each; 4. Ryan Rochlitz, 12.3, $279. Second round: 1. Shay Good, 9.8 seconds, $1,115; 2. Thomas Smith, 10.0, $836; 3. Brodie Poppino, 10.4, $557; 4. Trevor Brazile, 10.5, $279. Average: 1. Kelton McMillen, 25.0 seconds on two head, $1,672; 2. C.A. Lauer, 26.0, $1,254; 3. Ryan Rochlitz, 26.3, $836; 4. Chet Herren, 26.5, $418. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Cordell Curtis, 69 points on The Cervi Brothers' Wooster, $1,807; 2. Clayton Sellars, 65, $1,539; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $33,079. Stock contractor: The Cervi Brothers. Sub-contractors: Cervi Championship Rodeo and Hurst Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Chuck Hoss and Kole Branton. Timers: B.J. Voigt and Vicki Pack. Announcer: Andy Seiler. Bullfighters: Shiloh Wittler and Jimmy Lee. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankman: Chuck Kite. Chute boss: Binion Cervi. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi. Music director: Ryan Litwin.

Dawson County Fair & Rodeo

 

Glendive, Mont., Aug. 12

 

All-around cowboy: Tate Thybo, $1,305, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tucker Zingg, 77 points on J Bar J's Wild Mountain Honey, $526; 2. Shawn Perkins, 73, $316; 3. Brandon Holmes, 71, $211. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Beau Franzen, 5.1 seconds, $639; 2. Tyler Thorson, 5.8, $479; 3. Sheldon Portwine, 14.2, $320; 4. Ben Ayre, 14.7, $160. 

 

Team roping: 1. Britt Williams/Brett Fleming, 6.0 seconds, $543 each; 2. Drew Gartner/Beau Franzen, 7.0, $407; 3. Brady Williams/Josh Hodge, 7.5, $272; no other qualified runs. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Wyatt Hurst, 76.5 points on J Bar J's Bell Ringer, $436; 2. Tate Thybo, 66, $327; 3. Troy Crowser, 62, $218; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Cole Fulton, 12.8 seconds, $489; 2. Jason Schaffer, 15.2, $367; 3. Chance Jeffers Jr., 18.0, $244; 4. Trevin Baumann, 22.6, $122. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Nikki Hansen, 17.39 seconds, $557; 2. Jackie Schau, 17.47, $461; 3. Erin Williams, 17.55, $365; 4. Hallie Fulton, 17.62, $269; 5. Kaitlyn Forster, 17.80, $173; 6. Ashley Day, 17.98, $96. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Brian Garr, 15.2 seconds, $384; 2. (tie) Bill Benson and Chris Pearson, 15.3, $240 each; 4. J.R. Olson, 16.5, $96. Second round: 1. Coy Thompson, 13.8 seconds, $384; 2. Brian Garr, 14.6, $288; 3. Chris Reeves, 15.2, $192; 4. Mike Lohof, 15.3, $96. Third round: 1. Brian Garr, 13.7 seconds, $384; 2. Coy Thompson, 17.0, $288; 3. Miles Williams, 18.7, $192; 4. Bill Benson, 22.8, $96. Average: 1. Brian Garr, 43.5 seconds on three head, $577; 2. Bill Benson, 57.0, $432; 3. Coy Thompson, 30.8 on two head, $288; 4. Ryle Harms, 33.1, $144. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Tate Thybo, 80 points on J Bar J's Smurf Juice, $2,444; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $16,369. Stock contractor: J Bar J. Sub-contractors: C5 Rodeo and Pickett Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Marlene Dreesen. Officials: Ron Nelson, Fritz Brewer, Fritz Brewer and Ron Nelson. Timers: Haylee Langan and Jan Marshall. Announcer: Barney Sheridan. Bullfighters: Hollywood Gittins and Travis Langan. Flankmen: Paul Eiker and Sparky Dreesen. Pickup men: Brad Marshall and Ben Wrzesinski. Photographer: Jackie Jensen. Music director: Tara Sheridan.

NE Arkansas Pro Rodeo

 

Jonesboro, Ark., Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Fenton Nelson, $902, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Matthew Smith, 82 points on Universal Pro Rodeos' Blue Mountain, $959; 2. Cody Mounts, 80, $719; 3. Trey Moore III, 77, $479; 4. Houston Herbert, 76, $240. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Myles Neighbors, 3.3 seconds, $620; 2. Brian Wake, 4.3, $465; 3. Fenton Nelson, 4.8, $310; 4. Adam Lassa, 5.2, $155. 

 

Team roping: 1. Bart Brunson/Bradley Massey, 5.1 seconds, $1,124 each; 2. Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 5.5, $931; 3. Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry, 6.5, $737; 4. Justin Spotts/Cody Andrews, 8.4, $543; 5. Keith Hanna/Corey Barnett, 10.8, $349; 6. Branden Duff/Jimmie Allen, 11.3, $194. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Keith Brauer Jr., 79 points on Universal Pro Rodeos' Dusty Trails, $902; 2. (tie) Austin Joseph and J.T. Hitch, 76, $564 each; 4. Garet Aldridge, 75, $226. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Braxton Laughlin, 8.8 seconds, $790; 2. Fenton Nelson, 9.3, $592; 3. Hadley DeShazo, 9.7, $395; 4. Ike Fontenot, 10.4, $197. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Angie Galliher, 12.55 seconds, $537; 2. Jodi Jansen, 12.66, $467; 3. Lindsey Hall, 12.76, $397; 4. Chloe Gray, 12.78, $327; 5. Payton Wallace, 12.99, $257; 6. Ashley Jones, 13.15, $187; 7. Kelley Carrington, 13.27, $117; 8. Brittany Rose, 13.29, $47. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Tyler Stoltz, 82 points on Universal Pro Rodeos' No. 27, $2,547; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $22,316. Stock contractor: Universal Pro Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Mildred Klingemann. Timers: Judy Harville and Mildred Klingemann. Announcer: Trey Windhorst III. Specialty act: Cody Sosebee. Bullfighters: Cody Emerson and Mark Weber. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankmen: Mark Johnson and Dustin Delmas. Chute boss: Bill Fitzgerald. Pickup men: Joe Thomas and Justin Fisher.

Sand & Sage Roundup

 

Lamar, Colo., Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Jace Melvin, $1,056, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Evan Miller, 80.5 points on Salt River Rodeo's Gangster, $846; 2. J.D. Aquilina, 78.5, $635; 3. Will Martin, 74, $423; no other qualified rides. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Jace Melvin, 3.9 seconds, $1,056; 2. Riley Krassin, 4.8, $874; 3. (tie) Miguel Garcia and Dalton Burgener, 5.0, $601 each; 5. Cody Pratt, 5.3, $328; 6. Wyatt Johnson, 6.2, $182. 

 

Team roping: 1. Curry Kirchner/Derrick Jantzen, 5.0 seconds, $1,477 each; 2. Brian Dunning/Joe Roderick, 5.3, $1,222; 3. Jake Pancost/David Hinman, 5.5, $968; 4. Philip McCoy/Derek Pake Younger, 5.9, $713; 5. Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller, 6.0, $458; 6. Tanner Baldwin/Cody Pearson, 6.3, $255. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ross Griffin, 74 points on Salt River Rodeo's Sugar Hill, $902; 2. Tyrel Larsen, 72, $677; 3. Corey LeFebre, 71, $451; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 9.2 seconds, $1,486; 2. Treg Schaack, 9.3, $1,230; 3. Riley Pruitt, 9.5, $973; 4. Jesse Clark, 10.0, $717; 5. Jayce Johnson, 10.9, $461; 6. Brice Ingo, 11.2, $256. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Shali Lord, 17.74 seconds, $857; 2. Sally Conway, 18.09, $734; 3. Nicole Waggoner, 18.36, $612; 4. Bailey McCaughey, 18.38, $530; 5. (tie) Tamara Reinhardt and Hope Delaware, 18.50, $367 each; 7. Laura Lambert, 18.55, $245; 8. Kelley Schnaufer, 18.61, $163; 9. Toni Hardin, 18.99, $122; 10. Rebecca Kenner, 19.02, $82. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Logan Hunter, 88 points on Salt River Rodeo's Rio's Jagged Edge, $1,184; 2. Scottie Knapp, 84, $888; 3. Chris Bechthold, 78.5, $592; 4. Nolan Steen, 74.5, $296. 

 

Total payoff: $33,012. Stock contractor: Salt River Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Irene Singer. Officials: Marvin Gray and Earl Blevins. Timers: Nancy Dorenkamp and Norma Dorenkamp. Announcer: Bob Edmonds. Bullfighters: Luke kraut Kraut and Richie Harris. Clown/barrelman: Nate Reed. Flankmen: Jerry Dorenkamp and Cody Resor. Chute bosses: Jerry Dorenkamp and Kaylee Billingsley. Pickup men: Joshua Wordsworth and Tanner Resor. Music director: Brandy Edmonds.

Linn County Fair & Rodeo

 

Mound City, Kan., Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Jeff Miller, $1,109, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Jared Keylon, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo's Sinner, $978. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Jeff Miller, 5.7 seconds, $526; 2. Jake Johnson, 6.2, $395; 3. Jarek VanPetten, 6.3, $263; 4. Kyle Whitaker, 7.1, $132. 

 

Team roping: 1. Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 4.5 seconds, $776 each; 2. Jesse Stipes/Jake Clay, 4.7, $582; 3. Zac Small/Jud Jackson, 5.0, $388; 4. Cale Markham/Austin Rogers, 5.3, $194. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Kirk Nelson, 78 points on New Frontier Rodeo's Satin Sheets, $526; 2. Keith Brauer Jr., 76, $395; 3. Cody Burkholder, 75, $263; 4. Kyle Whitaker, 70, $132. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Jeff Miller, 10.6 seconds, $583; 2. Dillon Holder, 11.1, $437; 3. Sam Nave, 11.8, $291; 4. Jason Arndt, 13.3, $146. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 16.12 seconds, $557; 2. Cheyenne Schnelle, 16.60, $461; 3. Lacinda Rose, 16.84, $365; 4. Savannah Pearson, 17.03, $269; 5. Cayla Small, 17.29, $173; 6. Kassie Green, 17.42, $96. 

 

Bull riding: No qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $12,514. Stock contractor: New Frontier Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Kate Rumford. Officials: Justin Lindquist and Bill Veatch. Timers: Darla Crowther and Kate Rumford. Announcer: Troy Goodridge. Bullfighters: Broc McGuire and Wade Kunze. Clown/barrelman: Matt Tarr. Flankman: Eric Jensen. Chute boss: Jim Crowther. Pickup men: Tim Zibell and Andy Eck. Music director: Blake Lasley.

Cascade Pro Rodeo

 

Cascade, Mont., Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Trevin Baumann, $1,234, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Hunter Carlson, 79.5 points on New West Rodeo Productions' No. O8, $1,184; 2. (tie) Blade Elliott and Tate Schwagler, 78, $740 each; 4. (tie) Tristan Hansen and Chase Erickson, 73, $148 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Trevin Baumann, 3.9 seconds, $1,234; 2. (tie) Carson King, Mike Gollaher and Walt Anseth, 4.7, $808 each; 5. Jordan Holland, 4.9, $383; 6. Kyle Clutter, 5.4, $213. 

 

Team roping: 1. Cody Tew/Justin Viles, 5.7 seconds, $1,540 each; 2. Jason Carlson/Zachary Schweigert, 5.9, $1,275; 3. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 6.1, $1,009; 4. Trey Blackmore/Steve Sherwood, 6.2, $744; 5. Max Kuttler/Kory Mytty, 6.6, $478; 6. Shane Schwenke/Jesse Fleming, 6.8, $266. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Kendall Green, 71 points on New West Rodeo Productions' Iron Toddy, $1,101; 2. Josh Reynolds, 68, $834; 3. Dougie Hall, 65, $601; 4. Taylen Nelson, 63, $400; 5. Charlie Lytle, 58, $234; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Haven Meged, 9.4 seconds, $1,172; 2. Hank Hollenbeck, 10.0, $970; 3. Chad Johnson, 10.9, $768; 4. Bryant Mikkelson, 11.1, $566; 5. Kody Lahaye, 11.4, $364; 6. Kevin Peterson, 11.6, $202. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tiany Schuster, 17.68 seconds, $1,109; 2. Sandra McGinnis, 17.77, $951; 3. (tie) Stevi Hillman and Lindsay Kruse, 17.94, $740 each; 5. Rene Cloninger, 17.96, $528; 6. Mandy Hamilton, 18.09, $423; 7. Ashley Sudan, 18.21, $317; 8. Nicole Laurence, 18.26, $211; 9. Kelly Tovar, 18.31, $158; 10. Brittney Ford, 18.36, $106. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Gerald Eash, 77 points on New West Rodeo Productions' Buffalo Jump, $2,879; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $35,327. Stock contractor: New West Rodeo Productions. Rodeo secretary: Trisha Davis-Stacy. Timers: Suzanne Wyrick-Weekes and Nikki Whitford. Announcer: Jeff Marn. Specialty act: Zane Drishinski. Bullfighters: Ryan Manning and Matt Akers. Clown/barrelman: Zane Drishinski. Flankman: Craig Wentz. Chute boss: Roy Whitford. Pickup men: Cameron Brooks and Shane Moran. Music director: Cassidy Marn.


Catfish Stampede

 

Onida, S.D., Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Justin Scofield, $442, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Joe Gunderson, 71 points on Sutton Rodeos' Tumbling Dice, $526; 2. Mike Fred, 67, $316; no other qualified rides. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Wyatt Schaack, 4.0 seconds, $846; 2. Taz Olson, 4.4, $635; 3. Cole Fulton, 5.7, $423; 4. Bridger Anderson, 5.9, $212. 

 

Team roping: 1. Tucker McDaniel/Jeff Nelson, 5.6 seconds, $1,124 each; 2. J.B. Lord/Levi Lord, 5.7, $931; 3. (tie) Tyrell Moody/Ty Talsma and Logan Olson/Matt Kasner, 6.2, $640 each; 5. Wyatt Bice/Derick Fleming, 6.3, $349; 6. Wade Nelson/Wylee Nelson, 6.4, $194. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jacob Lewis, 84 points on Sutton Rodeos' South Point, $572; 2. Kash Deal, 78.5, $429; 3. Jace Blackwell, 76, $286; 4. Troy Crowser, 75.5, $143. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Trey Young, 9.6 seconds, $884; 2. Reno Gonzales, 10.0, $663; 3. Justin Scofield, 10.5, $442; 4. Cole Hatzenbuehler, 10.6, $221. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Jessica Routier, 15.79 seconds, $632; 2. Hallie Fulton, 15.97, $550; 3. Jackie Schau, 15.98, $467; 4. Lexi Furstenau, 15.99, $385; 5. Nikki Hansen, 16.06, $302; 6. Kelly Wheelhouse, 16.14, $220; 7. Kaylee Gallino, 16.15, $137; 8. Victoria Netzer, 16.17, $55. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Sean Nicolaus, 78 points on Sutton Rodeos' Almo Jones, $724; 2. Jeff Bertus, 74, $592; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $20,376. Stock contractor: Sutton Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Val Lundquist. Officials: Howard Larson and Wade Vos. Timers: Kim Sutton and Amy Muller. Announcer: Scott Fry. Specialty act: Allison Croteau. Bullfighters: Quirt Hunt and Nick Kaup. Flankman: Brice Sutton. Chute boss: Steve Sutton. Pickup men: Joey Koupal and Brent Sutton. Music director: Remington Fry.

Lincoln County Fair Rodeo

 

Afton, Wyo., Aug. 11-12

 

All-around cowboy: Hank Hollenbeck, $822, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Chance Ames, 81.5 points on Summit Pro Rodeo's Bomber, $1,128; 2. Morgan Wilde, 79.5, $846; 3. Clint Mayo, 76, $564; 4. Tyler Erickson, 74.5, $282. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Chase Black, 4.1 seconds, $968; 2. Michael Bates Jr., 4.2, $801; 3. Baxtor Roche, 4.4, $634; 4. Judd Austin, 4.9, $467; 5. Clay Lloyd, 5.2, $300; 6. Hank Hollenbeck, 5.6, $167. 

 

Team roping: 1. Jaguar Terrill/Colby Siddoway, 5.7 seconds, $1,055 each; 2. (tie) Tyler Whitlow/Casey Brunson and Rob Webb/Dan Webb, 6.4, $782 each; 4. Brian Winn/Matt Liston, 7.4, $509; 5. Tadd Thomas/Brady Ramone, 8.7, $327; 6. Clint Kap/Justin Hodson, 11.2, $182. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Brady Nicholes, 84.5 points on Summit Pro Rodeo's No. 203, $1,039; 2. Colton Miller, 81.5, $787; 3. (tie) Charlie Kogianes and Tyler Turco, 81, $472 each; 5. Blazer Hamaker, 78, $220; 6. (tie) Chanse Darling and Taygen Schuelke, 77.5, $79 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Matt Shiozawa, 8.5 seconds, $1,295; 2. Josh Frost, 9.2, $1,072; 3. (tie) Joey Dickens and Taylor Christensen, 9.3, $737 each; 5. Clint Arave, 9.9, $402; 6. Cy Eames, 10.0, $223. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Joy McDaniel, 17.54 seconds, $864; 2. Kaylee Burnett, 17.60, $751; 3. Renae Cowley, 17.69, $638; 4. Sharon Harrell, 17.91, $526; 5. Barbara Johnson, 18.05, $413; 6. Bonnie Blain, 18.12, $300; 7. Trina Wheeldon, 18.14, $188; 8. Calli Van Tassell, 18.30, $75. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Hank Hollenbeck, 13.3 seconds, $655; 2. Wade Shoemaker, 14.4, $491; 3. Doug Bean, 14.5, $328; 4. T.K. Tillard, 15.4, $164. Second round: 1. Doug Bean, 13.0 seconds, $655; 2. Merritt Harris, 14.2, $491; 3. Wade Shoemaker, 14.8, $328; 4. Brent Lewis, 15.7, $164. Average: 1. Doug Bean, 27.5 seconds on two head, $983; 2. Wade Shoemaker , 29.2, $737; 3. Brent Lewis, 33.4, $491; 4. Will McBride, 34.0, $246. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Ty Wallace, 82 points on Summit Pro Rodeo's Picture This, $1,286; 2. Brandon Olson, 78, $989; 3. Anthony Green, 69, $692; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $35,302. Stock contractor: Summit Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Dawn Williams. Officials: J.R. Clark and Mike Nauman. Timers: Dawn Williams and Sager Rhoads. Announcer: Les Ohlhauser. Bullfighter: Conner Rowley. Clown/barrelman: Kevin Higley. Flankman: J.D. Hamaker. Chute boss: J.D. Hamaker. Pickup men: Marc Dickinson and Cody Miller. Music director: Brenda Winklepleck.

3rd Annual Ridin and Riggin Days

 

Craig, Colo., Aug. 11

 

All-around cowboy: Clint Chew, $316, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Jeffery Zdziarski, 68 points on Triple V Rodeo's Mug Shot, $451; 2. Colemun Harbaugh, 66, $338; 3. Tyler Erickson, 65, $226; no other qualified rides. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Trey Jackson, 7.7 seconds, $564; 2. Joe Buffington, 15.7, $423; 3. Eric Logan, 16.7, $282; 4. Cole McNamee, 21.0, $141. 

 

Team roping: 1. Denton Taylor/Dusty Taylor, 11.6 seconds, $466 each; no other qualified runs. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Chanse Darling, 71 points on Triple V Rodeo's Short Change, $526; 2. Clint Chew, 58.5, $316; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Darnell Johnson, 11.6 seconds, $639; 2. Dakota Felton, 13.0, $479; 3. Tyler Gifford, 13.5, $320; 4. Joey Dickens, 21.2, $160. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Kaylee Burnett, 17.74 seconds, $512; 2. Jewel Vreeman, 17.79, $424; 3. CJ Vondette, 17.84, $336; 4. Carla Beckett, 17.86, $247; 5. Sydney Surin, 18.18, $159; 6. Lacee Phelps, 18.74, $88. 

 

Bull riding: No qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $10,459. Stock contractor: Triple V Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Carole Martinez. Officials: T.J. Holgate and John Helfrich. Timers: Kristin Lanning and Tera Anderson. Announcer: Doug Mathis. Bullfighters: Ely Sharkey and Kyle Magee. Flankman: Bill Larsen. Chute boss: Dona Vold Larsen. Pickup men: Clint Lanning and Dalton Ward. Music director: Derek Barton. 


Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo

 

Sterling, Colo., Aug. 10-11

 

All-around cowboy: L.D. Meier, $1,162, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Jeffery Zdziarski, on The Cervi Brothers' Preacher's Daughter, and Evan Miller, on The Cervi Brothers' Blow Torch, 79.5 points, $888 each; 3. Will Martin, 77, $508; 4. Tyler Scales, 76.5, $254. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Aaron Vosler and Riley Krassin, 4.0 seconds, $1,059 each; 3. Kalane Anders, 4.2, $759; 4. (tie) Dalton Burgener, Chisum Docheff and Beau Clark, 4.4, $373 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller, 5.3 seconds, $1,738 each; 2. Jay Tittel/Richard Durham, 5.4, $1,438; 3. Joe Beaver/McCoy Profili, 6.0, $1,139; 4. Casey Adams/Riley Pedro, 6.1, $839; 5. Paul Beckett/Chad Wahlert, 6.9, $539; 6. Michael Schafer/Chris Anderson, 7.2, $300. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tyrel Larsen, 78.5 points on The Cervi Brothers' Richie's High, $978; 2. Brady Love, 75.5, $733; 3. Wyatt Kammerer, 72, $489; 4. Mike Burtenshaw, 71.5, $244. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 8.3 seconds, $1,404; 2. L.D. Meier, 8.7, $1,162; 3. Dakota Felton, 9.8, $920; 4. Colby Anders, 9.9, $678; 5. Darnell Johnson, 10.6, $436; 6. (tie) Jayce Johnson, Brice Ingo and Dean Geesen, 10.7, $81 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Ivy Conrado, 18.34 seconds, $947; 2. Katie Jolly, 18.85, $811; 3. Elizabeth Ellis, 18.91, $676; 4. Kelley Schnaufer, 18.99, $586; 5. Mary Carson, 19.13, $451; 6. Nicole Waggoner, 19.14, $361; 7. Tasha Welsh, 19.20, $270; 8. Sami Jo Sweeney, 19.25, $180; 9. Hope Delaware, 19.37, $135; 10. Amanda McMillan, 19.70, $90. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Jason Evans, 10.0 seconds, $993; 2. K.W. Lauer, 10.9, $822; 3. Mike Chase, 11.1, $651; 4. Ty Tillard, 11.7, $480; 5. (tie) Chet Herren and Travis Mills, 11.8, $240 each. Second round: 1. Garrett Hale, 9.3 seconds, $993; 2. J.P. Wickett, 9.5, $822; 3. Shay Good, 10.1, $651; 4. Vin Fisher Jr., 10.5, $480; 5. Will McBride, 10.8, $308; 6. (tie) Casey Everett and Jason Evans, 11.0, $86 each. Third round: 1. Mike Chase, 10.3 seconds, $993; 2. Travis Mills, 10.8, $822; 3. Chris Glover, 11.4, $651; 4. (tie) Corey Ross and Cody Lee, 11.5, $394 each; 6. (tie) Reo Lohse, Roger Branch and Rocky Patterson, 11.6, $57 each. Average: 1. Jason Evans, 33.0 seconds on three head, $1,490; 2. Shay Good, 34.7, $1,233; 3. K.W. Lauer, 35.1, $976; 4. Travis Mills, 35.7, $719; 5. J.P. Wickett, 35.9, $462; 6. Cody Lee, 40.1, $257. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Kody Lostroh, 85.5 points on Hurst Pro Rodeo's Fire And Ice, $2,985; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $50,561. Stock contractor: Hurst Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: The Cervi Brothers and Cervi Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Royd Doyal and Chuck Hoss. Timers: Mary Brunner, Vicki Pack and B.J. Voigt. Announcer: Andy Seiler. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Shiloh Wittler and Jimmy Lee. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Chuck Kite and Lyndal Hurst. Chute boss: Binion Cervi. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi. Music director: Ryan Litwin.



Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo

 

Marshall, Minn., Aug. 10-11

 

All-around cowboy: Chance Carlson, $1,145, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Jess Pope, 79 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Deep Springs, $1,053; 2. Joe Gunderson, 77, $790; 3. (tie) Nick Schwedhelm and Colt Hokana, 74, $395 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Chance Carlson, 4.2 seconds, $1,145; 2. Cole Fulton, 4.4, $948; 3. Jake Fulton, 4.7, $750; 4. Brian Conrad, 4.8, $553; 5. Eli Lord, 5.0, $355; 6. (tie) Jake Kraupie and Brett Gumb, 5.1, $99 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Devin McGrath/Parker Murnion, 5.1 seconds, $1,357 each; 2. Tyrell Moody/Ty Talsma, 5.5, $1,123; 3. Micah Eveland/Lucas Falconer, 5.9, $889; 4. Joe Jacobsen/Jimmy Jacobsen Jr., 6.5, $655; 5. J.B. Lord/Levi Lord, 6.7, $421; 6. Tucker McDaniel/Jeff Nelson, 7.1, $234. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Briar Dittmer, 79.5 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's La De Da, $1,163; 2. JJ Elshere, 79, $881; 3. Dawson Jandreau, 78, $635; 4. Logan Allen, 77, $423; 5. (tie) Jade Blackwell and Weston Pierschbacher, 75, $212 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Joe Schmidt, 10.5 seconds, $1,349; 2. Newt Bruley, 10.6, $1,117; 3. (tie) Justin Zwiefel and Jess Woodward, 11.0, $768 each; 5. Dustin Entzel, 11.2, $419; 6. Chase Lako, 11.3, $233. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Britta Thiel, 15.27 seconds, $1,269; 2. Desirae Earl, 15.34, $1,088; 3. Bobbi Grann, 15.39, $907; 4. Erin Williams, 15.47, $786; 5. Kricket Gintner, 15.49, $604; 6. Tammy Watson, 15.55, $484; 7. Jessica Routier, 15.56, $363; 8. (tie) Lacinda Rose and Nikki Hansen, 15.58, $212 each; 10. Kara Posch, 15.59, $121. 

 

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Ethan Lesiak, on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Ada Been 90, Dakota Nye, on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Juice Box, and Coy Thorson, on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Ralco's Microfused, 85 points, $874 each; 4. Brett Stall, 81, $291. 

 

Total payoff: $35,502. Stock contractor: Barnes PRCA Rodeo. Sub-contractor: JC Kitaif ProRodeos. Rodeo secretary: Andrea Moon. Officials: Nate Young and Mike Steiger. Timers: Andrea Moon and Kendall Barnes. Announcer: Kelly Kenney. Specialty act: Dusta Kimzey. Bullfighters: Miles Jones and Lucas Moore. Clown/barrelman: Scott Cameron. Flankman: Westin Barnes. Chute boss: Marty Barnes. Pickup men: Billy Weegar and Colton Thorson. Music director: Mark Evans.


Jerome County Fair And Rodeo

 

Jerome, Idaho, Aug. 8-10

 

All-around cowboy: Josh Frost, $1,475, bull riding, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Caleb Bennett, 79 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Lucky, $1,589; 2. (tie) Cody Kiser and Jesse Nelson, 77, $1,035 each; 4. Zack Brown, 76, $578; 5. (tie) Buck Lunak and Tristan Hansen, 74.5, $289 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Riley Hamilton and Dirk Tavenner, 4.3 seconds, $1,096 each; 3. Chase Black, 4.6, $786; 4. Lex Smith, 4.7, $579; 5. Seth Hadlock, 4.9, $372; 6. (tie) Baxtor Roche and Olin Hannum, 5.3, $103 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Rhett Anderson/Quinn Kesler, 5.0 seconds, $1,477 each; 2. Jaguar Terrill/Colby Siddoway, 5.5, $1,222; 3. Pace Freed/Jade Anderson, 5.8, $968; 4. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 6.0, $713; 5. (tie) Clayton Hass/John Robertson and Max Kuttler/Kory Mytty, 6.1, $357 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Layton Green, 85.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Fire Jenga, $1,938; 2. Alex Wright, 84, $1,486; 3. Toby Collins, 82.5, $1,098; 4. Andy Clarys, 82, $711; 5. Samuel Kelts, 80, $452; 6. (tie) Brady Nicholes and Jesse Kruse, 79, $291 each; 8. Ryan Mackenzie, 77, $194. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Cooper Martin, 8.7 seconds, $1,384; 2. J.C. Malone, 9.1, $1,145; 3. K.C. Miller, 9.2, $907; 4. Joe Keating, 9.9, $668; 5. Keaton Newman, 10.0, $429; 6. Josh Frost, 10.1, $239. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Megan Lewis, 17.36 seconds, $1,088; 2. Kambrie Clark, 17.40, $932; 3. Jennifer Barrett, 17.41, $777; 4. (tie) Kimmie Wall and Stevi Hillman, 17.49, $596 each; 6. Jamie Gee, 17.55, $414; 7. Carmel Wright, 17.57, $311; 8. Teigan Adams, 17.59, $207; 9. Renae Cowley, 17.60, $155; 10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.62, $104. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Montana Barlow, 87 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Red Ryder, $1,632; 2. Josh Frost, 84, $1,237; 3. Dallee Mason, 82.5, $890; 4. Ty Wallace, 80, $594; 5. Diego Benedetti, 76, $346; 6. Cain Smith, 71, $247. 

 

Total payoff: $44,455. Stock contractor: Corey & Lange Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Allison France. Officials: Lynn Smith and Tim Engelhart. Timers: Brenda Butler and Molly Twitchell. Announcer: Kade Rogge. Specialty act: Clinton Selvester. Bullfighters: Cade Burns and Judd Napier. Clown/barrelman: Clinton Selvester. Flankman: Jess Martin. Pickup men: James Brown and Matt Twitchell. Photographers: Amanda Dilworth and Roseanna Sales. Music director: Katherine Selvester.

Yuma County Fair & Rodeo

 

Yuma, Colo., Aug. 8-9

 

All-around cowboy: Paul David Tierney, $2,829, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Steven Dent, 83 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Hostage Negotiator, $1,109; 2. Joel Schlegel, 79, $832; 3. Jeffery Zdziarski, 78.5, $555; 4. Evan Miller, 78, $277. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Riley Krassin, 3.3 seconds, $1,179; 2. Gage Greer, 3.7, $976; 3. Josh Peek, 3.8, $772; 4. Kalane Anders, 4.0, $569; 5. Colby Anders, 4.3, $366; 6. Wade Sumpter, 4.5, $203. 

 

Team roping: 1. Paul David Tierney/Levi Tyan, 4.9 seconds, $1,828 each; 2. (tie) Cooper White/Tucker White and Travis Bounds/Kyon Kreutzer, 5.0, $1,356 each; 4. (tie) Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, Bubba Buckaloo/Trey Yates and J.B. James Jr/Brock Hanson, 5.3, $588 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ross Griffin, 76 points on The Cervi Brothers' Peppermint Patty, $940; 2. Wyatt Lohman, 73.5, $705; 3. Dalton Davis, 67, $470; 4. Tanner Lockhart, 64, $235. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Josh Peek, 7.7 seconds, $1,527; 2. Jake Pratt, 8.0, $1,263; 3. Paul David Tierney, 8.1, $1,000; 4. Riley Pruitt, 8.2, $737; 5. Ryan Jarrett, 8.3, $474; 6. L.D. Meier, 8.4, $263. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Shelby McCauley, 17.65 seconds, $1,062; 2. Ivy Conrado, 17.80, $910; 3. Katie Jolly, 17.89, $759; 4. Sally Conway, 17.99, $657; 5. Ari-Anna Flynn, 18.03, $506; 6. Chris Gibson, 18.04, $405; 7. Sydni Blanchard, 18.15, $303; 8. Christy Hefley, 18.17, $202; 9. Lisa Lockhart, 18.19, $152; 10. Taryn Boxleitner, 18.24, $101. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Jason Evans, 11.8 seconds, $1,010; 2. Mike Chase, 13.4, $757; 3. Vin Fisher Jr., 13.6, $505; 4. T.K. Tillard, 13.7, $252. Second round: 1. Shay Good, 10.0 seconds, $1,010; 2. Reo Lohse, 10.5, $757; 3. Brodie Poppino, 11.6, $505; 4. Will McBride, 12.0, $252. Average: 1. Jason Evans, 24.4 seconds on two head, $1,515; 2. Gib Bell, 33.7, $1,136; 3. Trenton Johnson, 34.3, $757; 4. Roger Branch, 38.1, $379. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Kody Lostroh, 86 points on Hurst Pro Rodeo's Bojangles, $1,233; 2. Dillon Tyner, 81.5, $993; 3. Brett Custer, 79.5, $782; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $46,739. Stock contractor: Hurst Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: The Cervi Brothers and Cervi Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Chuck Hoss and Royd Doyal. Timers: Mary Brunner and B.J. Voigt. Announcer: Andy Seiler. Bullfighters: Shiloh Wittler and Jimmy Lee. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Chuck Kite and Lyndal Hurst. Chute boss: Binion Cervi. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi. Music director: Ryan Litwin.

Howard County Fair All American Rodeo

 

West Friendship, Md., Aug. 8

 

All-around cowboy: Jacob Rounds, $662, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Daylon Swearingen, 84 points on All American Rodeo's Matt Dillon, $417; 2. Tim Kent, 82, $313; 3. Trey Moore III, 81, $209; 4. (tie) Andy Carter and James Carter, 77, $52 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Cord Spradley, 5.4 seconds, $553; 2. (tie) Gregory Bennett and Clay Harp Jr., 5.7, $345 each; 4. (tie) A.J. Williams, Mike Cliver II and Blake Naglak, 6.8, $46 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Eric Fabian/Jake Edwards, 5.5 seconds, $893 each; 2. (tie) Cody Johnson/Cesar de la Cruz and Jacob Rounds/Riggin Dailey, 6.0, $662 each; 4. (tie) Rob Toth/Shawn Quinn and Shawn Tennant/Justin Yost, 6.1, $354 each; 6. Waylon Cameron/Ryan Whetham, 7.1, $154. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Will Stites, 80.5 points on All American Rodeo's Stacy's Mom, $361; 2. Ray Hostetler, 78, $271; 3. Clovis Crane, 70, $180; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Robbie Erck, 10.4 seconds, $523; 2. Carmine Nastri, 10.9, $392; 3. Lance Hower, 11.0, $261; 4. Matt McKinstry, 12.5, $131. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Wendy Chesnut, 16.68 seconds, $616; 2. Nicole Yost, 16.76, $536; 3. Jodi Mathews, 16.82, $455; 4. Jodi Colton, 16.85, $375; 5. Danyelle Campbell, 16.87, $295; 6. Taylor Lewis, 16.92, $214; 7. Jaime Fowler, 16.94, $134; 8. Jessica Green, 17.02, $54. 

 

Bull riding: 1. John Leinaweaver, 80 points on All American Rodeo's Jalapeno, $719; 2. Thom Hangey, 72, $588; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $14,779. Stock contractor: All American Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Danna Gann. Officials: Burgess Ovitt and Donald Godfrey. Timers: Carrie Swearingen and Danna Gann. Announcers: Kurt Warner and Dusty Cleveland. Bullfighters: Jason Smith and Phil Hussmann. Flankmen: Sam Swearingen and David Waltz. Chute boss: Sam Swearingen. Pickup men: John Leinaweaver, Ryan Smith and Rob Wright. Photographer: Lance Jeffrey. Music director: Jake Ostrum III.

All American Pro Rodeo

 

West Friendship, Md., Aug. 7

 

All-around cowboy: Justin Thigpen, $948, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Trey Moore III, 81 points on All American Rodeo's Baby Face, $406; 2. Daylon Swearingen, 80, $305; 3. (tie) Brian Leddy and Tim Kent, 75, $152 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Thigpen, 4.8 seconds, $568; 2. (tie) Cord Spradley and Ryan Whetham, 6.0, $355 each; 4. John Leinaweaver, 6.1, $142. 

 

Team roping: 1. Quinton Parchman/Stephen Britnell, 5.3 seconds, $1,193 each; 2. Shawn Tennant/Justin Yost, 6.0, $895; 3. Jose Mota/Kenny Brown, 6.6, $597; 4. Lavern King/Ty Miller, 7.3, $298. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ray Hostetler, 80 points on All American Rodeo's Captain Coy, $361; 2. Clovis Crane, 79, $271; 3. Will Stites, 73, $180; 4. Joe Farren, 69, $90. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Tim Naylor, 9.3 seconds, $508; 2. Justin Thigpen, 9.6, $381; 3. Colby Clement, 9.7, $254; 4. Cord Spradley, 10.0, $127. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Jodi Colton, 16.72 seconds, $627; 2. Wendy Chesnut, 16.80, $545; 3. Jodi Mathews, 17.04, $463; 4. Joyce Stoltzfus, 17.16, $382; 5. Hannah Kennedy, 17.20, $300; 6. Jen Bruno, 17.21, $218; 7. Jessica Green, 17.31, $136; 8. Kristin Weber, 17.32, $55. 

 

Bull riding: No qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $14,642. Stock contractor: All American Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Danna Gann. Officials: Burgess Ovitt and Donald Godfrey. Timers: Danna Gann and Carrie Swearingen. Announcers: Dusty Cleveland and Kurt Warner. Bullfighters: Phil Hussmann and Jason Smith. Flankmen: Sam Swearingen and David Waltz. Chute boss: Sam Swearingen. Pickup men: John Leinaweaver, Ryan Smith and Rob Wright. Photographer: Lance Jeffrey. Music director: Jake Ostrum III.

 

 

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Standings Shuffle: 24 cowboys move up



With $2.14 million up for grabs between 39 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 24 cowboys saw their position improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. Meanwhile, six cowboys made considerable jumps and landed right on the bubble at 16th. 

Nobody knows this better than Blane Cox after he moved from 22nd to 11th in tie-down roping thanks to winning $6,435 at the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede and $4,896 at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo. 

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. It’s important to build a solid bankroll as the final stretch of the 2017 season approaches at the end of next month.  

Having five rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $329,794 in Dodge City, Kan.; $208,469 in Strathmore, Alberta; $124,582 in Great Falls, Mont.; $118,935 in Phillipsburg, Kan.; and $100,156 in Heber City, Utah.

Having so many opportunities to win big money can really stir the pot on the world standings. In the last week alone, five cowboys burst the bubble and broke into the Top 15. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8.

4 SPOTS
• Dustin Bird moved from 14th to 10th in team roping heading. 

3 SPOTS
• Ryder Wright moved from 15th to 12th in saddle bronc riding. 

2 SPOTS
• Clayton Biglow moved from seventh to fifth in bareback riding. 
• Tyson Durfey moved from 10th to eighth in tie-down roping. 
• Richmond Champion moved from 11th to ninth in bareback riding. 
• Clay Elliott moved from 11th to ninth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Jacob Talley moved from 15th to 13th in steer wrestling. 
• Timber Moore moved from 15th to 13th in tie-down roping. 
• Trevor Brazile moved from 16th to 14th in steer roping. 

1 SPOT
• Russell Cardoza moved from fourth to third in team roping heeling. 
• Vin Fisher Jr. moved from fourth to third in steer roping. 
• Jake Long moved from sixth to fifth in team roping heeling. 
• Hardy Braden moved from seventh to sixth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Cole Melancon moved from seventh to sixth in bull riding. 
• JR Vezain moved from eighth to seventh in bareback riding. 
• Scott Guenthner moved from eighth to seventh in steer wrestling. 
• Taos Muncy moved from ninth to eighth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Tony Reina moved from ninth to eighth in steer roping. 
• Trevor Reiste moved from ninth to eighth in bull riding. 
• Tanner Milan moved from 10th to ninth in steer wrestling.
• Jordan Spears moved from 10th to ninth in bull riding. 
• Trey Benton III moved from 12th to 11th in bull riding. 
• Guthrie Murray moved from 13th to 12th in bull riding.  

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:

• Saddle bronc rider Allen Boore moved from 25th to 16th and is $12,163 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Steer wrestler Jason Thomas moved from 20th to 16th and is $191 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Team roping header Marcus Theriot moved from 20th to 16th and is $38 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Bull rider Boudreaux Campbell moved from 20th to 16th and is $1,496 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Bareback rider Steven Dent moved from 19th to 16th and is $558 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Steer roper J.P. Wickett moved from 19th to 16th and is $1,424 away from breaking into the Top 15. 

With the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M., and the Omak (Wash.) Stampede on the horizon, the outcomes of these rodeos 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 prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

For the Record: Sikeston, Hermiston and Lovington



Three big-name rodeos are underway and each of them is rich with history – and even richer with total payouts, which will provide a healthy boost to the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

There’s only 50 days left in the 2017 season, and every dollar counts in the race to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. While each ride is an opportunity for winning big money, it’s also a shot at setting a new arena record. The following are the arena records for the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Ore., and the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M. 

Sikeston (1953-2016)

• Total payout: $198,888, 2009
• All-around: $6,355, Jesse Bail, 2007
• Bareback riding: 90 points, Caine Riddle, 2011; Orin Larsen, 2014
• Steer wrestling: 3.3 seconds, Jule Hazen, 2010 (7.5/2, Chancey Larson, 2001)
• Team roping: 4.0 seconds, Cody Graham/Jason Thompson, 2011 (9.4/2, Zac Small/Tyler Worley, 2015)
• Saddle bronc riding: 88 points, Rusty Allen, 2008; Billy Etbauer, 2009
• Tie-down roping: 7.4 seconds, Cody Ohl, 2005; Justin Maass, 2009 (16.6/2, Tim Pharr, 2001; Adam Gray, 2009; Michael Otero, 2011)
• Barrel racing: 16.04 seconds, Melissa Hubier, 1995; Nancy Ortlip, 1995; Patti Higdon, 2002
• Bull riding: 95 points, Jesse Bail, 2000

Hermiston (1988-2016)

• Total payout: $206,032, 2014
• All-around: $6,412, Rod Lyman, 1998
• Bareback riding: 89 points, Andy Martinez, 2006
• Steer wrestling: 3.2 seconds, Trav Cadwell, 2000 (7.5/2, Trevor Knowles, 2010)
• Team roping: 3.7 seconds, JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska, 2010
• Saddle bronc riding: 88 points, Dan Mortensen, 2005; Bradley Harter, 2010; Bradley Harter, 2012)
• Tie-down roping: 6.9 seconds, Cody Ohl, 1998 (15.6/2, Ohl, 1998)
• Barrel racing: 16.81, Lindsay Sears, 2006
• Bull riding: 92 points, Cole Mewbourn, 1999; Beau Hill, 2001

Lovington (1954-2016)

• Total payout: $246,783, 2013
• All-around: $8,051, Joe Beaver, 1998
• Bareback riding: 90 points, Will Lowe, 2007
• Steer wrestling: 3.2 seconds, Nick Guy, 2015; Joshua Clark, 2016 (7.4/2, K.C. Jones, 2013)
• Team roping: 3.8 seconds, Daniel Green/Kory Koontz, 2003 (8.8/2, Erich Rogers/Kory Koontz, 2012)
• Saddle bronc riding: 90 points, Rusty Allen, 2008
• Tie-down roping: 7.3 seconds, Randall Carlisle, 2013 (15.3/2, Jesse Clark, 2013)
• Barrel racing: 16.99 seconds, Sydni Blanchard, 2011
• Steer roping: 8.7 seconds, Rocky Patterson, 2011; Rocky Patterson, 2016 (30.5/3, Colby Goodwin, 1999)
• Bull riding: 96 points, Felipe Aragon, 1999

Kimzey stays hot, wins Xtreme Bulls in Lovington


 

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Sage Kimzey can do no wrong. At least that’s how things appear.

The reigning three-time world champion (2014-16) is now on an amazing hot streak. 

Two weeks after winning $50,000 and a gold medal in the finals of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kimzey was still in top form.

The Strong City, Okla., cowboy – with a 176-point score – won the two-head average at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event Aug. 8.

“This is good,” said Kimzey, 22. “This is the start to the fall run and it allows me to move onto the fall with more momentum. It’s been crazy because I’ve been winning quite a bit and I’m just enjoying the ride and rodeoing my tail off until I get to the end of September. What drives me is I just want to be the best. I always think about the feeling at the end of the year, stepping on the stage and shaking the commissioner’s hand and holding up the gold buckle.”

Kimzey was first in Aug. 7 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $187,555 and atop the Xtreme Bull Standings with $46,572. He piled some more money on those totals with his performance at Lovington as he left town after earning $11,798.

“The Xtreme Bulls are important,” said Kimzey, who won the Xtreme Bulls season title in 2015. “There’s a lot of money at all of them, and usually whoever wins the Xtreme Bulls (season title) has a good shot of coming into the NFR pretty high in the standings.”

Kimzey won the first round with an 89-point trip on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Tin Cup, and then followed that up by capturing the win in the short round and average with his 87-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Black Gold.

“The first bull was a good spinner to the left and he was really smooth and he had a lot of timing to him,” Kimzey said. “The second bull was the opposite. He was one that was tough to get by. Tyler Bingham came up to me after he saw what I had and said he was a tough bull to ride that bucked hard, and I got excited then. I enjoy the challenge for sure. The hours are what matters, not the seconds in the arena. We train all year to be ready to do this. I’m always prepared no matter how many I have to get on each night.”

This is Kimzey’s second Xtreme Bulls Division 1 win this season. He also took the title in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 17-18. The list of the other 2017 Division 1 winners is comprised of Ty Wallace (San Antonio, Feb. 25), Tristan Mize (Fort Mohave, Ariz., March 11) and Trey Benton (Reno, Nev., June 15).

For his career, Kimzey now has five Xtreme Bulls Division 1 titles, which ties him for second place on the all-time list with Wesley Silcox.

For more coverage of the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event, check out the Aug. 18 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ProRodeo News Roundup - August 3-7

Shade Etbauer powers through at Dodge City 


 

DODGE CITY, Kan. - For the Etbauer’s, there’s a bright light budding underneath the cover of the family tree. 

Saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer managed to stay hot on the rodeo trail, as his 170-point two-head score netted the 23-year-old $4,926 in winnings. Settling into his groove as the rodeo progressed, Etbauer narrowly edged away from second-place bronc riders Wade Sundell and Jacobs Crawley by a single point. For the young Oklahoman, walking away from the Dodge City Roundup as champion was special.

“I’m just really excited to be able to win,” Etbauer said. “This is a rodeo I’ve always tried to win. My dad won it, and my uncles always did really good at it. I’m just glad to check it off the list.”

The 41st running of the Dodge City Roundup provided Etbauer a chance to digest the raucous southwestern Kansas atmosphere. 

“It was awesome,” Etbauer said. “The crowd was amazing. Making it back to the short round and being there with all of the top guys in the world - and being able to compete against them - gets your adrenaline going.”

Sunday’s final performance in Dodge City was comprised of a total of 34 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualifiers. Undeterred by the star power in the field, Etbauer channeled the energy in Dodge City Roundup Rodeo Arena into a pair of solid rides. 

“The horse I got on in the first round was really nice,” he said. “Just a real nice horse from Harry Vold, got lucky enough and made it back to the short round.”

“Then I got on Medicine Woman of Frontier Rodeo, and that was the first time I’ve ever been on her and she’s been Horse of the Year I don’t know how many times. Just to be able to get on that caliber of horse is amazing. It’s really fun to be able to compete on her and do good.”

Knowing the reputation that a horse like Medicine Woman brings, Etbauer did all he could to remain calm and collected with the four-time PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year drawn in the final round. 

“The horse was really strong,” Etbauer explained. “I knew I just had to keep gassing her and keep going at it. I was just trying to do my best and it worked out for me.”

Ranked 26th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as of August 1, Etbauer is confident this win can compound good fortune down the final stretch of his first PRCA season. 

“It helps me out a lot,” Etbauer said. “I’m trying to win Rookie of the Year, and I’m hopefully trying to get to the Finals. But just to be able to go there and win that rodeo and that much money helps me out a lot. 

“It makes me want to keep pushing on.”

Other winners at the $329,794 rodeo were all-around cowboy Josh Peek ($3,529 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Tilden Hooper (173 points on two head), steer wrestler Tom Lewis (12.2 seconds on three head), team ropers Colby Lovell/James Arnold (15.5 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Timber Moore (28.2 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sidney Forrest (52.32 seconds on three runs), steer roper Vin Fisher Jr. (36.7 seconds on three head) and bull rider Shane Proctor (168.5 points on two head).

For more coverage of the Dodge City Roundup, check out the August 18 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News

Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

 

Sikeston, Mo., Aug. 9-12

 

 

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Cimarron Boardman, 7.8 seconds; 2. Tuf Cooper, 8.8; no other qualified runs. Second round leaders: 1. Tuf Cooper, 8.2 seconds; 2. Cimarron Boardman, 8.6; no other qualified runs. Average leaders: 1. Cimarron Boardman, 16.4 seconds on two head; 2. Tuf Cooper, 17.0; no other qualified runs. 

 

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Lacinda Rose, 16.27 seconds; 2. Morgan Breaux, 16.39; 3. Jennifer Arnold, 16.43; 4. Paige Essenpreis, 16.69; 5. Julie Burnett, 16.70; 6. Kaitlin Buzzard, 16.71. 

 

Total payoff: $155,133. Stock contractor: Rafter H Rodeo Livestock. Sub-contractors: Pickett Rodeo, Stace Smith Pro Rodeos and Smith, Harper & Morgan. Rodeo secretary: Shelley Hall. Officials: DeWitt Forrest Jr, Clayton Macom, Ken Dunn and Joe Bob Locke. Timers: Betty Hall and Tammy Braden. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Bullfighters: Chuck Swisher, Matt Baldwin and Cody Webster. Clowns/barrelmen: Rudy Burns and Agin Cajun Young. Flankmen: Terry Autrey, Cullen Pickett and Chad Cometti. Chute boss: Dell Hall. Pickup men: Will O'Connell and Butch Braden Jr. Photographer: Phill Kitts. Music director: Joshua Hilton.

Larimer County Fair & Rodeo

 

Loveland, Colo., Aug. 6-8

 

 

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Seth Hardwick, 85 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Satin Sheets; 2. Nick Gutzwiler, 82; 3. (tie) Kenny Haworth and Tyler Berghuis, 78 each; 5. (tie) David Peebles and Garrett Shadbolt, 77 each. 

 

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. John Franzen, 3.5 seconds; 2. (tie) Payden McIntyre and Baylor Roche, 3.8 each; 4. Sterling Lambert, 4.0; 5. Billy Bugenig, 4.1; 6. Josh Peek, 4.3. 

 

Team roping leaders: 1. Jay Tittel/Richard Durham, 4.9 seconds; 2. (tie) Joe Beaver/McCoy Profili, Austin Crist/Josh Fillmore and Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 5.0 each; 5. Tyler Schnaufer/Trevor Schnaufer, 5.1; 6. (tie) Jase Staudt/Hank Bounds and Cole Cooper/Ryon Tittel, 5.3 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Wade Sundell, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Black Gold; 2. Andy Clarys, 81.5; 3. Shade Etbauer, 80; 4. Brody Cress, 78; 5. Colton Miller, 76.5; 6. Allen Boore, 74.5. 

 

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Trent Creager, 7.9 seconds; 2. Trell Etbauer, 8.1; 3. Brandon Neugebauer, 8.2; 4. Brice Ingo, 8.5; 5. Jesse Clark, 8.8; 6. Scotty Shelton, 8.9. 

 

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Ari-Anna Flynn, 15.11 seconds; 2. Holly Wright, 15.12; 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.18; 4. Sally Conway, 15.24; 5. Carrie Sutton, 15.31; 6. (tie) Cassidy Kruse and Jenna Beaver, 15.34 each. 

 

Bull riding leaders: 1. Jordan Spears, 84 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Atomic Drop; 2. Guthrie Murray, 82; 3. Ruger Piva, 81; 4. Josh Frost, 80.5; 5. Tristan Mize, 79; 6. Chase Dougherty, 75. 

 

Total payoff: $72,000. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Rocky Mountain Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Irene Singer. Timers: Donna Murphy and Suni Olkjer. Announcer: Bob Edmonds. Bullfighters: Dusty Tuckness, Brandon Loden and Justin Rumford. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Justin Rumford and Rhett Beutler. Chute bosses: Rhett Beutler and Matt Scott. Pickup man: Todd Adams. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.

High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo
High Prairie, Alberta, Aug. 1-2

Bareback riding: 1. Kyle Bowers, 88 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Street Dance, $1,202; 2. Caleb Bennett, 87.5, $995; 3. Clint Laye, 85, $788; 4. (tie) Luke Creasy and Richmond Champion, 81.5, $477 each; 6. J.R. Vezain, 79.5, $207.

Steer wrestling: 1. Brendan Laye, 4.2 seconds, $1,643; 2. (tie) Baillie Milan and Dallas Frank, 4.3, $1,322 each; 4. Ben Ramey, 4.7, $1,000; 5. Tanner Milan, 5.1, $786; 6. Tyson Willick, 5.2, $572; 7. (tie) Matt Richardson and Straws Milan, 5.5, $250 each.

Team roping: 1. Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 5.5 seconds, $1,104 each; 2. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 6.4, $914; 3. Jesse Popescul/Kevin Schreiner, 6.5, $723; 4. Stacy Cornet/Riley Warren, 6.6, $533; 5. Brett Buss/Ty Flewelling, 10.2, $343; 6. Tristin Woolsey/Kiel Wilson, 11.3, $190.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Clay Elliott, 87 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Flash Dance and Justin Berg, 87 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Spanish Pair; $1,273 each; 3. Sam Kelts, 85, $913; 4. Lane Cust, 84.5, $672; 5. Jim Berry, 82.5, $432; 6. Dawson Hay and Dusty Hausauer, 81, $120 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Josh Eirikson, 8.3 seconds, $1,535; 2. Stetson Vest, 8.4, $1,335; 3. Clayton Smith, 8.8, $1,135; 4. Curtis Cassidy, 9.0, $934; 5. (tie) Logan Hofer and Morgan Grant, 9.1, $634 each; 7. Kyle Lucas, 9.2, $334; 8. Jesse Popescul, 9.5, $133.

Barrel racing: 1. Callahan Crossley, 17.641, $1,387; 2. Jaime Hinton, 17.738, 1,189; 3. Shayna Weir, 17.764, $991; 4. Nicole Pana, 17.859, $858; 5. Lynette Brodoway, 17.878, $660; 6. Taylor Manning, 17.880, $528; 7. Cathy Grant, 17.889, $396; 8. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 17.900, $264; 9. Kirsty White, 17.964, $198; 10, 17.966, $132.

Bull riding: *1. Austin Nash, 83 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Shake It Off, $2,280; 2. Brock Radford, 81.5, $2,063. *(all totals include ground money).

Total payoff: $41,327. Stock contractor: Kesler Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Kesler Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Judy Kesler. Officials: Terry Cooke and Larry Adams. Timers: Margo Kesler and Teresa Houff. Announcer: Dustin Edwards. Bullfighters: Scott Waye and Houston Gleeson. Clown/barrelman: Ricky Wanchuk. Flankman: Duane Kesler. Pickup men: Jason Resch and Travis Jordan. Music director: Kurtis Kesler.

Yuma County Fair & Rodeo

 

Yuma, Colo., Aug. 8-9

 

 

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Steven Dent, 83 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Hostage Negotiator; 2. Jeffery Zdziarski, 78.5; 3. Tate Schwagler, 75; 4. Hunter Brasfield, 74.5; 5. Casey Colletti, 72; 6. Kenny Haworth, 68. 

 

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Josh Peek, 3.8 seconds; 2. Wade Sumpter, 4.5; 3. Trell Etbauer, 4.6; 4. Chisum Docheff, 4.7; 5. Tuff Gibson, 5.0; 6. Cody Pratt, 5.4. 

 

Team roping leaders: 1. (tie) Bubba Buckaloo/Trey Yates and Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 5.3 seconds each; 3. Levi O'Keeffe/Jade Nelson, 5.7; 4. Travis Whitlow/Tyler Getzwiller, 10.3; 5. Denton Taylor/Dusty Taylor, 12.6; no other qualified runs. 

 

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Tanner Lockhart, 64 points on The Cervi Brothers' Peppermint Patty; 2. Cameron Messier, 56; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Josh Peek, 7.7 seconds; 2. Jake Pratt, 8.0; 3. Riley Pruitt, 8.2; 4. Ryan Jarrett, 8.3; 5. Trent Creager, 10.0; 6. Trell Etbauer, 11.0. 

 

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Sydni Blanchard, 18.15 seconds; 2. Taryn Boxleitner, 18.24; 3. Jean Winters, 18.42; 4. Andrea Busby, 18.68; 5. Cynthia Heitmann, 18.72; 6. Kari Boxleitner, 19.19. 

 

Steer roping: First round leaders: 1. Mike Chase, 13.4 seconds; 2. T.K. Tillard, 13.7; 3. Trenton Johnson, 14.1; 4. Jed Gleghorn, 14.4; 5. Tim Tillard, 19.2; no other qualified runs. 

 

Bull riding leaders: 1. Brett Custer, 79.5 points on Hurst Pro Rodeo's Party Foul; no other qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $44,396. Stock contractor: Hurst Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: The Cervi Brothers and Cervi Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Chuck Hoss and Royd Doyal. Timers: Mary Brunner and B.J. Voigt. Announcer: Andy Seiler. Bullfighter: Jimmy Lee. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Chuck Kite and Lyndal Hurst. Chute boss: Binion Cervi. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi.


Jerome County Fair And Rodeo

 

Jerome, Idaho, Aug. 8-10

 

 

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Caleb Bennett, 79 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Lucky; 2. Jesse Nelson, 77; 3. Tristan Hansen, 74.5; 4. Logan Patterson, 74; no other qualified rides. 

 

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Chase Black, 4.6 seconds; 2. Lex Smith, 4.7; 3. Clayton Hass, 5.5; 4. (tie) Zach Trapp and Dakota Eldridge, 5.6 each; 6. Jake Woolstenhulme, 7.6. 

 

Team roping leaders: 1. Jaguar Terrill/Colby Siddoway, 5.5 seconds; 2. Pace Freed/Jade Anderson, 5.8; 3. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 6.0; 4. Justin Farber/Shane Crossley, 7.2; 5. Bob Thompson/Tom Nelson, 11.2; 6. Ryan Reed/Dalton Pearce, 11.4. 

 

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Toby Collins, 82.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's No. 261; 2. Andy Clarys, 82; 3. Brady Nicholes, 79; 4. Joe Harper, 76.5; 5. Logan Nielsen, 74; 6. Wyatt Hurst, 71. 

 

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. J.C. Malone, 9.1 seconds; 2. K.C. Miller, 9.2; 3. Josh Frost, 10.1; 4. Kolbey Hughes, 10.3; 5. Erich Rogers, 12.0; 6. Stetson Vest, 13.9. 

 

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Megan Lewis, 17.36 seconds; 2. (tie) Stevi Hillman and Kimmie Wall, 17.49 each; 4. Jamie Gee, 17.55; 5. Teigan Adams, 17.59; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.62. 

 

Bull riding leaders: 1. Josh Frost, 84 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's No. 307; 2. Dallee Mason, 82.5; no other qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $40,785. Stock contractor: Corey & Lange Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Allison France. Officials: Lynn Smith and Tim Engelhart. Timers: Brenda Butler and Molly Twitchell. Announcer: Kade Rogge. Specialty act: Clinton Selvester. Bullfighter: Cade Burns. Clown/barrelman: Clinton Selvester. Photographers: Amanda Dilworth and Roseanna Sales. Music director: Katherine Selvester.

Howard County Fair All American Rodeo

 

West Friendship, Md., Aug. 8

 

All-around cowboy: Jacob Rounds, $662, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Daylon Swearingen, 84 points on All American Rodeo's Matt Dillon, $417; 2. Tim Kent, 82, $313; 3. Trey Moore III, 81, $209; 4. (tie) Andy Carter and James Carter, 77, $52 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Cord Spradley, 5.4 seconds, $553; 2. (tie) Gregory Bennett and Clay Harp Jr., 5.7, $345 each; 4. (tie) A.J. Williams, Mike Cliver II and Blake Naglak, 6.8, $46 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Eric Fabian/Jake Edwards, 5.5 seconds, $893 each; 2. (tie) Cody Johnson/Cesar de la Cruz and Jacob Rounds/Riggin Dailey, 6.0, $662 each; 4. (tie) Rob Toth/Shawn Quinn and Shawn Tennant/Justin Yost, 6.1, $354 each; 6. Waylon Cameron/Ryan Whetham, 7.1, $154. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Will Stites, 80.5 points on All American Rodeo's Stacy's Mom, $361; 2. Ray Hostetler, 78, $271; 3. Clovis Crane, 70, $180; no other qualified rides. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Robbie Erck, 10.4 seconds, $523; 2. Carmine Nastri, 10.9, $392; 3. Lance Hower, 11.0, $261; 4. Matt McKinstry, 12.5, $131. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Wendy Chesnut, 16.68 seconds, $616; 2. Nicole Yost, 16.76, $536; 3. Jodi Mathews, 16.82, $455; 4. Jodi Colton, 16.85, $375; 5. Danyelle Campbell, 16.87, $295; 6. Taylor Lewis, 16.92, $214; 7. Jaime Fowler, 16.94, $134; 8. Jessica Green, 17.02, $54. 

 

Bull riding: 1. John Leinaweaver, 80 points on All American Rodeo's Jalapeno, $719; 2. Thom Hangey, 72, $588; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $14,779. Stock contractor: All American Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Danna Gann. Timers: Carrie Swearingen and Danna Gann. Announcers: Kurt Warner and Dusty Cleveland. Bullfighters: Jason Smith and Phil Hussmann. Flankman: Sam Swearingen. Chute boss: Sam Swearingen. Pickup men: John Leinaweaver, Ryan Smith and Rob Wright. Photographer: Lance Jeffrey. Music director: Jake Ostrum III.


All American Pro Rodeo

 

West Friendship, Md., Aug. 7

 

All-around cowboy: Justin Thigpen, $948, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Trey Moore III, 81 points on All American Rodeo's Baby Face, $406; 2. Daylon Swearingen, 80, $305; 3. (tie) Brian Leddy and Tim Kent, 75, $152 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Thigpen, 4.8 seconds, $568; 2. (tie) Cord Spradley and Ryan Whetham, 6.0, $355 each; 4. John Leinaweaver, 6.1, $142. 

 

Team roping: 1. Quinton Parchman/Stephen Britnell, 5.3 seconds, $1,193 each; 2. Shawn Tennant/Justin Yost, 6.0, $895; 3. Jose Mota/Kenny Brown, 6.6, $597; 4. Lavern King/Ty Miller, 7.3, $298. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ray Hostetler, 80 points on All American Rodeo's Captain Coy, $361; 2. Clovis Crane, 79, $271; 3. Will Stites, 73, $180; 4. Joe Farren, 69, $90. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Tim Naylor, 9.3 seconds, $508; 2. Justin Thigpen, 9.6, $381; 3. Colby Clement, 9.7, $254; 4. Cord Spradley, 10.0, $127. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Jodi Colton, 16.72 seconds, $627; 2. Wendy Chesnut, 16.80, $545; 3. Jodi Mathews, 17.04, $463; 4. Joyce Stoltzfus, 17.16, $382; 5. Hannah Kennedy, 17.20, $300; 6. Jen Bruno, 17.21, $218; 7. Jessica Green, 17.31, $136; 8. Kristin Weber, 17.32, $55. 

 

Bull riding: No qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $14,642. Stock contractor: All American Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Danna Gann. Officials: Burgess Ovitt and Donald Godfrey. Timers: Danna Gann and Carrie Swearingen. Announcers: Dusty Cleveland and Kurt Warner. Bullfighters: Phil Hussmann and Jason Smith. Flankmen: Sam Swearingen and David Waltz. Chute boss: Sam Swearingen. Pickup men: John Leinaweaver, Ryan Smith and Rob Wright. Photographer: Lance Jeffrey. Music director: Jake Ostrum III.


Dodge City Roundup Rodeo

 

Dodge City, Kan., Aug. 2-6

 

All-around cowboy: Josh Peek, $3,529, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Tilden Hooper, 87 points on Frontier Rodeo's Night Fist, $3,149; 2. Tim O'Connell, 86.5, $2,414; 3. Shane O'Connell, 85.5, $1,784; 4. Clayton Biglow, 84.5, $1,155; 5. (tie) Mason Clements and Orin Larsen, 84, $630 each; 7. Wyatt Denny, 83, $420; 8. J.R. Vezain, 81.5, $315. Finals: 1. Clayton Biglow, 87 points on Frontier Rodeo's Gun Fire, $1,650; 2. Orin Larsen, 86.5, $1,250; 3. (tie) Tilden Hooper and Steven Dent, 86, $750 each; 5. Wyatt Denny, 85, $350; 6. J.R. Vezain, 82.5, $250. Average: 1. Tilden Hooper, 173 points on two head, $3,149; 2. Clayton Biglow, 171.5, $2,414; 3. Orin Larsen, 170.5, $1,784; 4. (tie) Wyatt Denny and Tim O'Connell, 168, $945 each; 6. (tie) Shane O'Connell and Steven Dent, 165, $472 each; 8. J.R. Vezain, 164, $315. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Trever Nelson, 3.6 seconds, $2,886; 2. Riley Duvall, 3.7, $2,509; 3. Clay Mindemann, 3.8, $2,133; 4. (tie) Tyler Pearson and T.J. Hall, 3.9, $1,568 each; 6. (tie) Joby Allen and Tom Lewis, 4.1, $815 each; 8. (tie) Ryan Swayze, Heath Thomas, Levi Rudd and Cody Charmasson, 4.3, $63 each. Second round: 1. Jon Ragatz, 3.3 seconds, $2,886; 2. Ryle Smith, 3.7, $2,509; 3. Tom Lewis, 3.8, $2,133; 4. (tie) Will Lummus, Kyle Whitaker and Walt Arnold, 4.1, $1,380 each; 7. Tyler Waguespack, 4.2, $627; 8. (tie) Kyle Eike and Josh Peek, 4.3, $125 each. Finals: 1. Tyler Pearson, 4.0 seconds, $1,305; 2. Tom Lewis, 4.3, $1,080; 3. Joby Allen, 4.7, $855; 4. Levi Rudd, 4.8, $630; 5. (tie) Nick Guy and Tyler Waguespack, 5.2, $315 each. Average: 1. Tom Lewis, 12.2 seconds on three head, $4,328; 2. Tyler Pearson, 12.8, $3,764; 3. Tyler Waguespack, 13.9, $3,199; 4. Joby Allen, 14.3, $2,635; 5. Levi Rudd, 14.5, $2,070; 6. Nick Guy, 14.6, $1,505; 7. Jacob Talley, 14.8, $941; 8. Josh Peek, 15.1, $376. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.6 seconds, $2,532 each; 2. Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.7, $2,201; 3. (tie) Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, Colby Lovell/James Arnold and Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 5.1, $1,541 each; 6. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.2, $881; 7. Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter, 5.5, $550; 8. Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 5.6, $220. Second round: 1. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 4.4 seconds, $2,532 each; 2. Paul David Tierney/Levi Tyan, 4.5, $2,201; 3. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.6, $1,871; 4. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.7, $1,541; 5. (tie) Jesse Stipes/Jake Clay and Curry Kirchner/Derrick Jantzen, 5.1, $1,046 each; 7. Billy Bob Brown/Logan Medlin, 5.3, $550; 8. (tie) Colby Lovell/James Arnold and Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.4, $110 each. Finals: 1. Colby Lovell/James Arnold, 5.0 seconds, $877 each; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 5.1, $726; 3. (tie) Chad Masters/Travis Graves and Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, 6.9, $499 each; 5. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 8.5, $272; 6. Jake Pancost/David Hinman, 11.7, $151. Average: 1. Colby Lovell/James Arnold, 15.5 seconds on three head, $3,797 each; 2. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 18.3, $3,302; 3. Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, 18.7, $2,807; 4. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 20.3, $2,311; 5. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 20.7, $1,816; 6. Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II, 22.6, $1,321; 7. Jake Pancost/David Hinman, 24.4, $825; 8. Troy Boone/Chase Boekhaus, 26.6, $330. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 87 points on Frontier Rodeo's Rooster, $2,690; 2. Hardy Braden, 86.5, $2,063; 3. Brody Cress, 84, $1,525; 4. Shade Etbauer, 83.5, $986; 5. Dean Wadsworth, 82.5, $628; 6. Cody Wright, 81.5, $448; 7. Wade Sundell, 81, $359; 8. (tie) Joey Sonnier, Dylan Henson and Zeke Thurston, 79.5, $90 each. Finals: 1. Wade Sundell, 88 points on Harry Vold Rodeo's Happy Valley, $1,650; 2. Shade Etbauer, 86.5, $1,250; 3. Cody DeMoss, 83, $900; 4. (tie) Jacobs Crawley and Zeke Thurston, 82, $475 each; 6. Cody Wright, 81.5, $250. Average: 1. Shade Etbauer, 170 points on two head, $2,690; 2. (tie) Wade Sundell and Jacobs Crawley, 169, $1,794 each; 4. Hardy Braden, 166, $986; 5. Cody Wright, 163, $628; 6. Brody Cress, 162.5, $448; 7. Cody DeMoss, 162, $359; 8. Zeke Thurston, 161.5, $269. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Riley Pruitt, 8.0 seconds, $2,702; 2. Scott Kormos, 9.1, $2,350; 3. Jerome Schneeberger, 9.6, $1,997; 4. Tuf Cooper, 9.7, $1,645; 5. Timber Moore, 9.8, $1,292; 6. Ty Baker, 9.9, $940; 7. Stran Smith, 10.0, $587; 8. (tie) Blair Burk and Bryson Sechrist, 10.1, $117 each. Second round: 1. Caddo Lewallen, 7.4 seconds, $2,702; 2. Randall Carlisle, 7.9, $2,350; 3. Kelsey Garrison, 8.2, $1,997; 4. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Lane Livingston, 8.8, $1,469 each; 6. Paul David Tierney, 8.9, $940; 7. (tie) Blane Cox and Cory Solomon, 9.1, $411 each. Finals: 1. Riley Pruitt, 9.0 seconds, $1,160; 2. Blane Cox, 9.1, $960; 3. Timber Moore, 9.2, $760; 4. Josh Peek, 9.3, $560; 5. Trent Creager, 9.5, $360; 6. Jerome Schneeberger, 10.3, $200. Average: 1. Timber Moore, 28.2 seconds on three head, $4,053; 2. Blane Cox, 28.8, $3,525; 3. Riley Pruitt, 29.5, $2,996; 4. Josh Peek, 31.1, $2,467; 5. Trent Creager, 31.9, $1,939; 6. Thomas Merritt, 32.7, $1,410; 7. Jerome Schneeberger, 32.8, $881; 8. J.D. McCuistion, 33.8, $352. 

 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Jane Melby, 17.27 seconds, $2,348; 2. (tie) Christine Laughlin and Dona Kay Rule, 17.35, $1,845 each; 4. Emily Miller, 17.42, $1,453; 5. (tie) Lacinda Rose and Laura Kennedy, 17.43, $1,006 each; 7. Sidney Forrest, 17.45, $671; 8. Sydni Blanchard, 17.46, $447; 9. Jacie Etbauer, 17.47, $335; 10. (tie) Elizabeth Broussard and Bonnie Baughman, 17.50, $112 each. Second round: 1. Michelle Darling, 17.16 seconds, $2,348; 2. Jean Winters, 17.17, $2,012; 3. Kelly Bruner, 17.25, $1,677; 4. Ivy Hurst, 17.27, $1,453; 5. Danielle Collier, 17.33, $1,118; 6. Sydni Blanchard, 17.38, $894; 7. (tie) Sidney Forrest and Sandy McElreath, 17.46, $559 each; 9. (tie) Hollie Etbauer and Holly Wright, 17.48, $280 each. Finals: 1. Sidney Forrest, 17.41 seconds, $1,739; 2. Laura Lambert, 17.45, $1,304; 3. Paige Wiseman, 17.51, $870; 4. Lacinda Rose, 17.54, $435. Average: 1. Sidney Forrest, 52.32 seconds on three head, $3,522; 2. Lacinda Rose, 52.54, $3,019; 3. Christine Laughlin, 52.61, $2,516; 4. (tie) Paige Wiseman, Jean Winters and Laura Lambert, 52.63, $1,733 each; 7. Sandy McElreath, 52.83, $1,006; 8. Bonnie Baughman, 52.99, $671; 9. Danielle Collier, 54.72, $503; 10. Ivy Hurst, 57.11, $335. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. J.P. Wickett, 10.0 seconds, $1,842; 2. Jarrett Blessing, 11.1, $1,524; 3. Tony Reina, 11.2, $1,207; 4. (tie) John Bland and Rocky Patterson, 11.5, $730 each; 6. Reo Lohse, 11.8, $318. Second round: 1. Chet Herren, 9.7 seconds, $1,842; 2. (tie) Trevor Brazile, Cody Scheck and Travis Mills, 10.6, $1,207 each; 5. Scott Snedecor, 10.7, $572; 6. Cody Lee, 11.0, $318. Third round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 10.0 seconds, $1,842; 2. Jeff Wheelis, 10.6, $1,524; 3. (tie) Bryce Davis and Vin Fisher Jr., 11.0, $1,048 each; 5. (tie) JoJo LeMond and Thomas Smith, 12.1, $445 each. Average: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 36.7 seconds on three head, $2,762; 2. Cody Scheck, 40.4, $2,286; 3. Kim Ziegelgruber, 42.1, $1,810; 4. Will Gasperson, 44.9, $1,334; 5. Corey Ross, 45.5, $857; 6. Travis Mills, 46.0, $476. 

 

Bull riding: First round: 1. (tie) Tyler Hessman, on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo's Foolish Dreams, and Jeston Mead, on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo's Living After Midnight, 87 points, $2,688 each; 3. Shane Proctor, 85.5, $1,724; 4. (tie) Ednei Caminhas and Joseph McConnel, 84.5, $913 each; 6. Guthrie Murray, 84, $507; 7. (tie) Sage Kimzey and Koby Radley, 82.5, $355 each. * Finals: 1. Koby Radley, 84 points on Frontier Rodeo's Highway Man, $2,050; 2. Shane Proctor, 83, $1,650; 3. Ednei Caminhas, 71.5, $1,300; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Shane Proctor, 168.5 points on two head, $3,043; 2. Koby Radley, 166.5, $2,333; 3. Ednei Caminhas, 156, $1,724; 4. (tie) Jeston Mead and Tyler Hessman, 87 on one head, $913 each; 6. Joseph McConnel, 84.5, $507; 7. Guthrie Murray, 84, $406; 8. Sage Kimzey, 82.5, $304. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $329,794. Stock contractor: Harry Vold Rodeo. Sub-contractors: JK Rodeo, 4L & Diamond S Rodeo and Frontier Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Mikey Duggan. Officials: Wade Berry, Scot Quick, Chuck Hoss, Joe Bob Locke, Scot Quick and Wade Berry. Timers: Shawna Ray and Mary Borgen. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Specialty acts: Kyzer Stoddard and Haley Ganzel. Bullfighters: Nathan Jestes and Wacey Munsell. Clown/barrelman: Andy Burelle. Flankmen: Fred Boettcher, Heath Stewart and Scott Pickens. Chute boss: Kirsten Vold. Pickup men: Josh Edwards and Ty Atchison. Photographer: Kent Kerschner. Music director: Benje Bendele.

owa s Championship Rodeo

 

Sidney, Iowa, Aug. 1-5

 

All-around cowboy: (tie) Bob Loosenort, tie-down roping and team roping, Blake Ash, tie-down roping and team roping, and Fenton Nelson, tie-down roping and steer wrestling, $249 each.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tanner Aus, 83 points on The Cervi Brothers' Ain't No Angel, $3,153; 2. Devan Reilly, 82.5, $2,417; 3. Casey Breuer, 82, $1,787; 4. (tie) Shane O'Connell and Will Lowe, 80, $946 each; 6. Ty Breuer, 79.5, $525; 7. (tie) David Peebles, Zack Brown and Logan Corbett, 78.5, $245 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Jon Ragatz, 4.2 seconds, $1,169; 2. Jeff Miller, 4.3, $877; 3. Jacob Talley, 4.5, $585; 4. Kyle Hamrick, 4.6, $292. Second round: 1. Jake Johnson, 3.8 seconds, $1,169; 2. Ben Kilburg, 4.0, $877; 3. J.D. Struxness, 4.2, $585; 4. Cody Kroul, 4.3, $292. Average: 1. Cody Kroul, 9.3 seconds on two head, $1,754; 2. Jeff Miller, 9.4, $1,316; 3. Jacob Talley, 9.6, $877; 4. Jon Ragatz, 10.0, $439. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 6.5 seconds, $836 each; 2. Jeremy Hemmann/Jeff Brown, 6.6, $627; 3. Branden Duff/Jimmie Allen, 7.5, $418; 4. Hunter Martin/Joe Kane, 7.6, $209. Second round: 1. Mitch Barney/J.W. Nelson, 5.8 seconds, $836 each; 2. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 5.9, $627; 3. Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 6.3, $418; 4. Jared Meyer/Joel Meyer, 7.9, $209. Average: 1. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 12.4 seconds on two head, $1,254 each; 2. Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 18.1, $941; 3. Nick Sartain/Gage Williams, 21.8, $627; 4. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson, 22.0, $314. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Taos Muncy, on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Tino's Juarez, and Wyatt Casper, on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Firing Squad, 85 points, $2,875 each; 3. Wade Sundell, 84, $1,844; 4. Zeke Thurston, 83, $1,193; 5. (tie) Dawson Jandreau and Brody Cress, 82.5, $651 each; 7. Bradley Harter, 81.5, $434; 8. Isaac Diaz, 81, $325. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 9.1 seconds, $997; 2. Jesse Hinkle, 9.3, $748; 3. Luke Madsen, 9.9, $499; 4. Blake Ash, 11.3, $249. Second round: 1. Chance Oftedahl, 9.8 seconds, $997; 2. Jesse Hinkle, 10.0, $748; 3. (tie) Cody Quaney, Bob Loosenort and Fenton Nelson, 10.7, $249 each. Average: 1. Jesse Hinkle, 19.3 seconds on two head, $1,496; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 21.0, $1,122; 3. Luke Madsen, 21.8, $748; 4. Cody Quaney, 22.3, $374. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Marne Loosenort, 17.76 seconds, $2,125; 2. Michelle Darling, 17.84, $1,807; 3. Sidney Forrest, 17.88, $1,488; 4. Skyla Whitters, 17.91, $1,275; 5. Kristine Knauf, 18.01, $1,063; 6. Cheyenne Schnelle, 18.07, $744; 7. (tie) Tiffani Lowe and Carley Richardson, 18.08, $478 each; 9. Danielle Collier, 18.13, $372; 10. Kaitlin Buzzard, 18.16, $319; 11. Ashley Baur, 18.18, $266; 12. Robin Beck, 18.23, $213. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Denton Fugate, 87 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Big Ticket, $3,686; 2. (tie) Koby Radley and Trey Benton III, 86.5, $2,457 each; 4. Logan Hunter, 85.5, $1,351; 5. Coy Thorson, 84, $860; 6. Trevor Reiste, 83, $614; 7. Blake Dunsmore, 80.5, $491; 8. (tie) Nate Perry and Chris Bechthold, 79.5, $184 each. 

 

Total payoff: $82,362. Stock contractor: Cervi Championship Rodeo. Sub-contractor: The Cervi Brothers. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Sam Minnick, Clayton Macom and J.R. Clark. Timers: Toby Dunlavy and Kris Fleener. Announcer: Roger Mooney. Bullfighters: Evan Allard and Cody Webster. Clown/barrelman: Gizmo McCracken. Flankmen: Shad Smith and Chuck Kite. Chute bosses: Binion Cervi and Andy Hilton. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi. Photographers: Phill Kitts and Don Paulsen. Music director: Joshua Hilton.

Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup

 

Great Falls, Mont., Aug. 2-5

 

All-around cowboy: Sam Levine, $1,006, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Seth Hardwick, 83 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Pay Day, $3,048; 2. Jessy Davis, 81.5, $2,337; 3. (tie) Blade Elliott and Hunter Carlson, 80.5, $1,423 each; 5. (tie) Kyle Bounds and Richmond Champion, 80, $610 each; 7. (tie) Austin Foss and Justin Miller, 79, $356 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Olin Hannum, 3.8 seconds, $1,982; 2. Hunter Cure, 3.9, $1,640; 3. Jason Thomas, 4.0, $1,299; 4. (tie) Jake Kraupie, Ty Erickson and Blake Knowles, 4.2, $638 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Hunter Cure, Timmy Sparing, Curtis Cassidy and Dirk Tavenner, 3.8 seconds, $1,470 each; 5. Jesse Brown, 3.9, $615; 6. (tie) Boss Cole and Bryant Mikkelson, 4.0, $171 each. Average: 1. Hunter Cure, 7.7 seconds on two head, $2,973; 2. Olin Hannum, 8.1, $2,461; 3. (tie) Dirk Tavenner and Jason Thomas, 8.2, $1,692 each; 5. Curtis Cassidy, 8.3, $923; 6. Cody Cabral, 8.6, $513. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 4.5 seconds, $1,246 each; 2. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.7, $1,031; 3. (tie) Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo and Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 4.8, $709 each; 5. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Clay Robertson/Sam Levine, 5.5, $301 each. Second round: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 3.9 seconds, $1,246 each; 2. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.2, $924 each; 4. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.6, $601; 5. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 5.5, $387; 6. Brant Davis/Bryer Davis, 6.2, $215. Average: 1. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 9.3 seconds on two head, $1,869 each; 2. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 9.7, $1,546; 3. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 10.0, $1,224; 4. Shawn Bird/Sid Sporer, 13.1, $902; 5. Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 16.9, $580; 6. Brant Davis/Bryer Davis, 17.7, $322. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Allen Boore, 83.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Domino Theory, $3,632; 2. Ryder Wright, 80.5, $2,785; 3. Jade Blackwell, 80, $2,058; 4. Spencer Wright, 79.5, $1,332; 5. Colton Miller, 79, $848; 6. Cody Wright, 77.5, $605; 7. (tie) Wyatt Hurst and Andy Clarys, 77, $424 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Tyson Durfey, 8.1 seconds, $1,515; 2. Ty Hedrick, 8.4, $1,254; 3. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Taylor Santos, 9.1, $862 each; 5. Justin Brinkerhoff, 9.3, $470; 6. Jake Hannum, 9.7, $261. Second round: 1. (tie) Haven Meged and Austin Barstow, 8.2 seconds, $1,384 each; 3. (tie) Westyn Hughes and Joseph Parsons, 8.6, $862 each; 5. Stetson Vest, 8.7, $470; 6. Erik Dublanko, 8.9, $261. Average: 1. Taylor Santos, 18.5 seconds on two head, $2,272; 2. Joseph Parsons, 19.3, $1,881; 3. J.C. Malone, 19.4, $1,489; 4. Erik Dublanko, 19.7, $1,097; 5. Sam Levine, 20.7, $705; 6. Shane Hanchey, 21.5, $392. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 14.87 seconds, $3,341; 2. Jana Bean, 14.94, $2,673; 3. Mary Walker, 14.99, $2,171; 4. Taci Bettis, 15.00, $1,670; 5. Stevi Hillman, 15.01, $1,336; 6. Shelby Rasmussen, 15.04, $1,002; 7. Tammy Carpenter, 15.06, $835; 8. Kathy Grimes, 15.10, $752; 9. Tiany Schuster, 15.19, $668; 10. Kellie Collier, 15.24, $585; 11. Ashley Sudan, 15.25, $501; 12. Jaime Hinton, 15.28, $418; 13. (tie) Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi and Mary Jo Camera, 15.29, $292 each; 15. Jackie Ganter, 15.32, $167. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Parker Breding, 86 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Mr. Mustachio, $3,381; 2. (tie) Corey Maier and Tristan O'Neal, 83, $2,337 each; 4. Jordan Hansen, 80.5, $1,398; 5. Dakota Louis, 76, $981; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $124,582. Stock contractor: Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls. Rodeo secretary: Rowena Nelson. Timers: Jenny Martoglio and Kelly Hawkinson. Announcer: Will Rasmussen. Specialty acts: Madison MacDonald, Pipes Yule, Donnie Landis and Jessica Blair. Bullfighters: Sylvan La Cross and Tyson Hutchison. Clown/barrelman: Donnie Landis. Flankman: Ike Sankey. Pickup men: K.C. Verhelst and Jared Gill. Photographer: Jackie Jensen. Music director: Cassidy Marn.

Iowa s Championship Rodeo

 

Sidney, Iowa, Aug. 1-5

 

All-around cowboy: (tie) Bob Loosenort, tie-down roping and team roping, Blake Ash, tie-down roping and team roping, and Fenton Nelson, tie-down roping and steer wrestling, $249 each.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tanner Aus, 83 points on The Cervi Brothers' Ain't No Angel, $3,153; 2. Devan Reilly, 82.5, $2,417; 3. Casey Breuer, 82, $1,787; 4. (tie) Shane O'Connell and Will Lowe, 80, $946 each; 6. Ty Breuer, 79.5, $525; 7. (tie) David Peebles, Zack Brown and Logan Corbett, 78.5, $245 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Jon Ragatz, 4.2 seconds, $1,169; 2. Jeff Miller, 4.3, $877; 3. Jacob Talley, 4.5, $585; 4. Kyle Hamrick, 4.6, $292. Second round: 1. Jake Johnson, 3.8 seconds, $1,169; 2. Ben Kilburg, 4.0, $877; 3. J.D. Struxness, 4.2, $585; 4. Cody Kroul, 4.3, $292. Average: 1. Cody Kroul, 9.3 seconds on two head, $1,754; 2. Jeff Miller, 9.4, $1,316; 3. Jacob Talley, 9.6, $877; 4. Jon Ragatz, 10.0, $439. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 6.5 seconds, $836 each; 2. Jeremy Hemmann/Jeff Brown, 6.6, $627; 3. Branden Duff/Jimmie Allen, 7.5, $418; 4. Hunter Martin/Joe Kane, 7.6, $209. Second round: 1. Mitch Barney/J.W. Nelson, 5.8 seconds, $836 each; 2. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 5.9, $627; 3. Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 6.3, $418; 4. Jared Meyer/Joel Meyer, 7.9, $209. Average: 1. Will George/Trey Michaelis, 12.4 seconds on two head, $1,254 each; 2. Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 18.1, $941; 3. Nick Sartain/Gage Williams, 21.8, $627; 4. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson, 22.0, $314. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Taos Muncy, on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Tino's Juarez, and Wyatt Casper, on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Firing Squad, 85 points, $2,875 each; 3. Wade Sundell, 84, $1,844; 4. Zeke Thurston, 83, $1,193; 5. (tie) Dawson Jandreau and Brody Cress, 82.5, $651 each; 7. Bradley Harter, 81.5, $434; 8. Isaac Diaz, 81, $325. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 9.1 seconds, $997; 2. Jesse Hinkle, 9.3, $748; 3. Luke Madsen, 9.9, $499; 4. Blake Ash, 11.3, $249. Second round: 1. Chance Oftedahl, 9.8 seconds, $997; 2. Jesse Hinkle, 10.0, $748; 3. (tie) Cody Quaney, Bob Loosenort and Fenton Nelson, 10.7, $249 each. Average: 1. Jesse Hinkle, 19.3 seconds on two head, $1,496; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 21.0, $1,122; 3. Luke Madsen, 21.8, $748; 4. Cody Quaney, 22.3, $374. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Marne Loosenort, 17.76 seconds, $2,125; 2. Michelle Darling, 17.84, $1,807; 3. Sidney Forrest, 17.88, $1,488; 4. Skyla Whitters, 17.91, $1,275; 5. Kristine Knauf, 18.01, $1,063; 6. Cheyenne Schnelle, 18.07, $744; 7. (tie) Tiffani Lowe and Carley Richardson, 18.08, $478 each; 9. Danielle Collier, 18.13, $372; 10. Kaitlin Buzzard, 18.16, $319; 11. Ashley Baur, 18.18, $266; 12. Robin Beck, 18.23, $213. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Denton Fugate, 87 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo's Big Ticket, $3,686; 2. (tie) Koby Radley and Trey Benton III, 86.5, $2,457 each; 4. Logan Hunter, 85.5, $1,351; 5. Coy Thorson, 84, $860; 6. Trevor Reiste, 83, $614; 7. Blake Dunsmore, 80.5, $491; 8. (tie) Nate Perry and Chris Bechthold, 79.5, $184 each. 

 

Total payoff: $82,362. Stock contractor: Cervi Championship Rodeo. Sub-contractor: The Cervi Brothers. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Officials: Sam Minnick, Clayton Macom and J.R. Clark. Timers: Toby Dunlavy and Kris Fleener. Announcer: Roger Mooney. Bullfighters: Evan Allard and Cody Webster. Clown/barrelman: Gizmo McCracken. Flankmen: Shad Smith and Chuck Kite. Chute bosses: Binion Cervi and Andy Hilton. Pickup men: Randy Britton and Chase Cervi. Photographers: Phill Kitts and Don Paulsen. Music director: Joshua Hilton.

Mountain Valley Stampede

 

Heber City, Utah, Aug. 4-5

 

All-around cowboy: Rhen Richard, $4,095, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, 86.5 points on Powder River Rodeo's Craig At Midnight, $2,623; 2. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Clint Laye, 86, $1,748 each; 4. Richmond Champion, 85.5, $962; 5. Caleb Bennett, 81.5, $612; 6. Mason Clements, 80, $437; 7. Kenny Haworth, 78, $350; 8. Evan Jayne, 77, $262. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Ty Erickson, 3.6 seconds, $2,638; 2. Clay Lloyd, 3.7, $2,294; 3. (tie) Billy Bugenig, Clayton Hass and Olin Hannum, 3.8, $1,606 each; 6. (tie) Jesse Brown, Timmy Sparing, Mike McGinn and Hank Filippini, 3.9, $430 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 4.5 seconds, $3,353 each; 2. Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 4.6, $3,000; 3. Rhen Richard/Rich Skelton, 4.7, $2,647; 4. (tie) Brian Winn/Matt Liston and Pace Freed/Jade Anderson, 4.9, $2,118 each; 6. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.0, $1,412 each; 8. Jake Jarvis/Dylan Ahlstrom, 5.1, $882; 9. (tie) Clayton Hass/John Robertson and Jaguar Terrill/Colby Siddoway, 5.2, $353 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cody Wright, 88 points on Powder River Rodeo's Miss Chesnut, $2,572; 2. Johnny Espeland, 86, $1,972; 3. (tie) Andy Clarys and Spencer Wright, 83.5, $1,200 each; 5. (tie) Alex Wright, Brady Nicholes and Ryan Mackenzie, 79, $457 each; 8. Jake Larson, 77, $257. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Tyler Prcin, 8.1 seconds, $2,378; 2. J.C. Malone, 8.4, $2,068; 3. Stetson Vest, 8.8, $1,758; 4. Rhen Richard, 9.5, $1,448; 5. Seth Hall, 10.2, $1,137; 6. Ryan Yamauchi, 10.4, $827; 7. Josh Frost, 10.6, $517; 8. Lex Smith, 10.9, $207. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tiany Schuster, 16.95 seconds, $2,651; 2. (tie) Darby Fox and Meka Farr, 17.02, $2,054 each; 4. Liz Herrin, 17.10, $1,590; 5. Jessi Cronquist, 17.11, $1,325; 6. Kimmie Wall, 17.12, $928; 7. Stevi Hillman, 17.16, $663; 8. (tie) Jennifer Barrett, Timi Lickley and Kellie Collier, 17.22, $464 each; 11. Sammi Bessert, 17.28, $331; 12. Kelly Larsen, 17.30, $265. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Smith, 87 points on D & H Cattle's No. 306, $10,782; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $100,156. Stock contractor: Powder River Rodeo. Sub-contractor: D & H Cattle. Rodeo secretary: Jessi Franzen. Timers: Sam Arnold and Sue Baum. Announcer: Chad Nicholson. Specialty act: Kenny Petet. Bullfighters: Brandon Loden and Garrett Kissack. Clown/barrelman: Denny Halstead. Flankmen: Hank Franzen and Carroll Gilstrap. Chute boss: Hank Franzen. Pickup men: Matt Twitchell and Clint Humble. Photographer: Jim Fain. Music director: Derreld Yost.


Ashley Rodeo

 

Ashley, N.D., Aug. 5-6

 

All-around cowboy: Beau Franzen, $1,743, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Ty Breuer, 87 points on Mosbrucker Rodeos' Moon Blast, $1,393; 2. Joe Gunderson, 83, $1,055; 3. Tate Schwagler, 80, $760; 4. Mike Fred, 78, $506; 5. Jordan Pelton, 71, $295; 6. Andrew Hall, 63, $211. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Tee Burress, 4.5 seconds, $1,118; 2. (tie) Beau Franzen and Tyler Schau, 5.0, $829 each; 4. Forest Sainsbury, 5.5, $540; 5. Tye Hale, 5.6, $347; 6. Del Kraupie, 5.8, $193. 

 

Team roping: 1. Drew Gartner/Beau Franzen, 6.2 seconds, $914 each; 2. (tie) Tucker McDaniel/Jeff Nelson and Wyatt Bice/Derick Fleming, 6.3, $678 each; 4. A.J. Zieman/Luke Morast, 6.5, $441; 5. Cody Hilzendeger/Jake Beard, 7.5, $284; 6. Clint Whipple/Riley Wakefield, 14.6, $158. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Chad Ferley, 85 points on Mosbrucker Rodeos' War & Peace, $1,805; 2. Shorty Garrett, 84, $1,368; 3. Jacob Lewis, 81, $985; 4. (tie) Jace Blackwell, Travis Schroth and Chuck Schmidt, 79, $438 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Joe Schmidt, 9.7 seconds, $1,077; 2. Riley Wakefield, 10.1, $891; 3. Jess Woodward, 10.2, $705; 4. Jade Lyon, 10.3, $520; 5. Clint Kindred, 11.1, $334; 6. (tie) Billy Boldon and Miles Garwood, 11.4, $93 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Jessica Routier, 16.22 seconds, $895; 2. Bailee Murnion, 16.68, $767; 3. Madison Rau, 16.80, $639; 4. Hallie Fulton, 16.93, $554; 5. Hali Gjermundson, 16.94, $426; 6. Jackie Schau, 17.13, $341; 7. Kaylee Gallino, 17.14, $256; 8. Brandee Wardell, 17.22, $171; 9. Josey Clark, 17.26, $128; 10. (tie) Aimee Kay and Bobbi Grann, 17.29, $43 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Keenan Kvamme, 86 points on Mosbrucker Rodeos' Rewind, $1,771; 2. Taylor Miller, 85, $1,354; 3. Andy Coughlin, 77, $989; 4. Coy Thorson, 75, $677; 5. Tanner Bothwell, 63, $417; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $36,074. Stock contractor: Mosbrucker Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Val Lundquist. Officials: Gene Pint and Tom Peterson. Timers: Val Lundquist and Marge Mosbrucker. Announcer: Tim Fuller. Bullfighters: Broc McGuire and Cody Patton. Clown/barrelman: Matt Tarr. Flankman: Kelly Mosbrucker. Chute boss: Wally Mosbrucker. Pickup men: Rick Gross and Brandon Hatzenbuhler. Music director: Ward Hilger.

Home On The Range Champions Ride

 

Sentinel Butte, N.D., Aug. 5

 

 

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Zeke Thurston, 87 points on J Bar J's Buglock, $3,029; 2. Allen Boore, 85.5, $2,322; 3. Spencer Wright, 85, $1,716; 4. Taos Muncy, 84.5, $1,111; 5. (tie) Cody DeMoss and JJ Elshere, 81.5, $606 each; 7. (tie) Jade Blackwell, Jake Wright, Ryder Wright, Chet Johnson, Jacobs Crawley and Tyler Corrington, 81, $118 each. Finals: 1. (tie) Ryder Wright, on Bailey Pro Rodeo's No. 007, and JJ Elshere, on Dakota Rodeo's No. 440, 86.5 points, $1,952 each; 3. Allen Boore, 86, $1,211; 4. Cody DeMoss, 84.5, $808; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 84, $471; 6. Zeke Thurston, 82.5, $337. Average: 1. Allen Boore, 171.5 points on two head, $5,048; 2. Zeke Thurston, 169.5, $3,870; 3. JJ Elshere, 168, $2,860; 4. Ryder Wright, 167.5, $1,851; 5. Cody DeMoss, 166, $1,178; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 165, $841; 7. Spencer Wright, 164, $673; 8. Jade Blackwell, 161, $505. 

 

Total payoff: $33,652. Stock contractor: J Bar J. Sub-contractors: C5 Rodeo, Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Brehmer Rodeo, Dakota Rodeo, Bailey Pro Rodeo and Pickett Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Marlene Dreesen. Officials: Harry Rose Jr, Mark McKinlay and Mike Steiger. Timer: Jan Marshall. Announcer: Barney Sheridan. Flankmen: Cullen Pickett, Sparky Dreesen and Tyson Fowler. Pickup men: Brad Marshall and Joe Blankenship. Photographer: Mary Peters. Music director: Tara Sheridan.


Carson Community Rodeo

 

Carson, Iowa, Aug. 3-5

 

All-around cowboy: Jason Arndt, $970, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tim O'Connell, 87 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Shorty Pants, $1,184; 2. Jess Pope, 84, $888; 3. Cole Picton, 82, $592; 4. Logan Corbett, 81, $296. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Ben Kilburg, 4.6 seconds, $1,090; 2. Fenton Nelson, 4.9, $818; 3. Richard Coats, 5.2, $545; 4. Jake Johnson, 5.4, $273. 

 

Team roping: 1. Butch Levell/Chad Mathes, 5.4 seconds, $1,308 each; 2. (tie) Adam Rose/J.W. Beck and Jason Arndt/Derrick Younger, 7.0, $970 each; 4. Mitch Barney/J.W. Nelson, 7.3, $632; 5. Scott Winkers/Weston Winkers, 8.0, $406; 6. Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 10.0, $226. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Logan Allen, 83.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Melancoly Baby, $1,117; 2. (tie) Weston Pierschbacher and Briar Dittmer, 83, $728 each; 4. Dawson Jandreau, 81, $406; 5. Tegan Smith, 79, $237; 6. Kyle Whitaker, 78, $169. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Cameron Weddle, 9.2 seconds, $884; 2. Isaiah Pemberton, 9.8, $663; 3. Ben Madsen, 11.1, $442; 4. Bob Loosenort, 11.4, $221. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tamie Jo Martin, 15.27 seconds, $908; 2. Kelsi Haller, 15.31, $778; 3. Robin Beck, 15.34, $649; 4. (tie) Ericka Nelson, Korrina Lynn Hughes and Chadara Matthews, 15.44, $447 each; 7. Lacinda Rose, 15.46, $259; 8. Alexis Baratka, 15.48, $173; 9. (tie) Angie Galliher, Kricket Gintner and Lindsay Leverington, 15.51, $72 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Jimy Marten, 85 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Movin On Up, $2,121; 2. John Young, 82, $1,807; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $30,256. Stock contractor: Three Hills Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Courtney Morehead. Officials: DeWitt Forrest Jr and Gregory Caron. Timers: Lindsey West, Courtney Morehead and Stacy Nelson. Announcer: Doug Mathis. Specialty acts: Brian Potter, Lindy Nealey and Mandy Payne. Bullfighters: Dustin Nelson and DT Trofholz. Clown/barrelman: Brian Potter. Flankman: David Morehead. Chute boss: David Morehead. Pickup men: Jake Morehead and Luke West. Music director: Marla Morehead.


War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo

 

Idaho Falls, Idaho, Aug. 3-5

 

All-around cowboy: Dakota W Eldridge, $1,044, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tanner Phipps, 85 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's Cache Creek, $4,301; 2. Justin Miller, 84.5, $3,297; 3. (tie) Caleb Bennett and Tyler Nelson, 83.5, $2,007 each; 5. (tie) Shane O'Connell and J.R. Vezain, 82.5, $860 each; 7. Steven Peebles, 81.5, $573; 8. (tie) Richmond Champion and Austin Foss, 79.5, $215 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Baylor Roche, 3.7 seconds, $2,357; 2. Scott Guenthner, 4.1, $2,049; 3. Jake Ashworth, 4.2, $1,742; 4. (tie) Olin Hannum and Curtis Cassidy, 4.5, $1,281 each; 6. (tie) Clayton Hass and Ty Erickson, 4.7, $666 each; 8. Dakota Eldridge, 4.8, $205. 

 

Team roping: 1. Hayes Smith/Justin Davis, 4.4 seconds, $2,947 each; 2. (tie) Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza and Brian Winn/Matt Liston, 4.8, $2,482 each; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.9, $2,016; 5. Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo, 5.0, $1,706; 6. (tie) Jason Carlson/Zachary Schweigert and Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 5.1, $1,241 each; 8. Lane Karney/Dalton Pearce, 5.3, $776; 9. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 5.5, $465; 10. (tie) Max Kuttler/Kory Mytty and Rhen Richard/Rich Skelton, 5.6, $78 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ryder Wright, 86 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's Sue City Sue, $2,453; 2. Ryan Mackenzie, 84, $1,881; 3. CoBurn Bradshaw, 80.5, $1,390; 4. Jake Wright, 80, $900; 5. Joe Harper, 79, $572; 6. Alex Wright, 78, $409; 7. (tie) Mitch Pollock and Blazer Hamaker, 76.5, $286 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Justin Brinkerhoff, 7.9 seconds, $2,032; 2. (tie) Cy Eames and Matt Shiozawa, 8.4, $1,635 each; 4. (tie) Spencer Moulton, Dakota Eldridge, Jesse Loveless and Jake Hannum, 8.6, $839 each; 8. Rhen Richard, 8.7, $177. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Haylee Woodward, 15.43 seconds, $2,192; 2. Jamie Gee, 15.59, $1,863; 3. Sherry Cervi, 15.61, $1,534; 4. Terri Wood Gates, 15.69, $1,315; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.71, $1,096; 6. Heather Knerr, 15.72, $767; 7. Jackie Ganter, 15.73, $548; 8. Jessi Cronquist, 15.76, $438; 9. Kimmie Wall, 15.93, $384; 10. Taci Bettis, 15.94, $329; 11. Barbara Johnson, 15.96, $274; 12. (tie) Mandy Hamilton and Sue Smith, 15.97, $110 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Smith, 86 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's No. 431, $3,368; 2. Jory Markiss, 84.5, $2,779; 3. Mike Sparks, 72, $2,273; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $94,095. Stock contractor: Mo Betta Rodeo. Sub-contractors: United Pro Rodeo, Salt River Rodeo, Rocky Mountain Rodeo, Four Star Rodeo and New West Rodeo Productions. Rodeo secretary: Debi Davis. Officials: Steve Knowles, Terry Carlon and Lynn Smith. Timers: Allison France and Debi Davis. Announcers: Marty Campbell and Kade Rogge. Specialty acts: Loop Rawlins Hong and Angelo Iodice. Bullfighters: Lelo Garcia, Jon Roberts and Chuck Swisher. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankmen: Maury Tate, Danny Reagan, Jeff Davis and Jerry Dorenkamp. Pickup men: Bobby Marriott and Dusty Moore. Music director: Drew Taylor.

 

 

Strathmore Stampede News Roundup

Clay Elliott enjoys Klondike in Strathmore



STRATHMORE, Alberta – Canadian saddle bronc rider Clay Elliott won the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede with an 86.5-point ride on Vold Rodeo’s new bronc, Klondike.

“He’s new, but Rusty Wright rode him in Calgary and that’s all I knew about him,” Elliott said. “Wayne (Vold) gave me the lowdown on how much rein I should give him and the horse was really nice – he had some moves off the bat and then he was jumping and kicking.

“You have to go to a lot of rodeos before you get a horse like that, and you have to be ready for the good ones. My bronc riding is based on a good mark-out – the better I can ride, the better the horses are, and it was nice to get on a bucking son-of-a-gun like that.” 

Although this is the 23-year-old cowboy’s first win at Strathmore at the pro level, he also won Strathmore’s novice bronc riding when he was younger. 

“Strathmore is a rodeo I’ve been to since I was real little – from the steer riding to watching my brother (Ty Elliott) in the bull riding,” Elliott said. “It’s the first time I’ve won the open bronc riding – this is cooler – to get on it in the open bronc riding with a nice horse is a pretty good feeling.” 

Prior to Strathmore, Elliott was sitting at 12th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $63,073. He earned $5,854 for the victory, which will allow him to crack the Top 10 in the world standings.

“You try not to worry about what the world standings are – the only time they mean anything is when it’s the end of the year,” Elliott said. “To be honest, I try not to look at it, but you dang sure hear about it – but that can’t influence my bronc riding by any means.” 

Right now, the race is tight to keep within the Top 15 and make a qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, with only about $3,500 separating No. 10 and No. 15. 

“It has built some momentum and I feel like I’m riding good and I’m dang sure ready to get on the good horses,” Elliott said.

Down the stretch of the regular season, Elliott estimates he’ll hit about five or six rodeos per week while traveling in his new Dodge ProMaster van.

“It will get real busy here – I’m excited and have a lot of rodeos to go to,” he said. “It won’t be bad, you stay in better shape when you are getting on every day and you’re ready for it. We will fly every now and then, but I’d rather drive, it’s a lot more reliable.” 

Elliott is seeking his second consecutive qualification to the WNFR after placing 11th in the 2016 world standings. He just missed the Las Vegas cut in 2015, finishing 17th.

“When I got 17th, it made me crave it more and was healthy in the long run,” Elliott said. “I just set higher goals each year and try to obtain them and keep things straight forward and basic. I’m excited to be getting on horses every day for the next month-and-a-half and I’ll stay in good shape that way.” 

Elliott and his traveling partners Chuck Schmidt and Shorty Garrett didn’t let the dust settle long on Strathmore’s arena, as they hit the road for the Omak (Wash.) Stampede.  

Other winners included bareback rider Richmond Champion (87.75 points on Vold Rodeo’s True Grit), steer wrestler Baillie Milan (3.3 seconds), team ropers Rocky Dallyn/Clint Buhler and Justin McCarroll/Clark McCarroll (4.4 seconds each), tie-down roper Blane Cox (8.0 seconds), barrel racer Tiany Schuster (17.277 seconds) and bull rider Garrett Smith (88 points on Vold Rodeo’s Sheep Creek).

Strathmore Stampede

Strathmore, Alberta, Aug. 4-7

Bareback riding: 1. Richmond Champion, 87.75 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo’s True Grit, $5,736; 2. Tanner Aus, 86.75, $4,541; 3. Jessy Davis, 86, $3,833; 4. Orin Larsen, 84.75, $3,107; 5. Steven Dent, 84.25, $1,912; 6. Seth Hardwick, 84, $1,434; 7. Cole Goodine, 83.75, $1,195; 8. (tie) J.R. Vezain and Dantan Bertsch, 82.75, $836 each; 10. (tie) Trenton Montero and Ky Marshall, 82.5, $239 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. Baillie Milan, 3.3 seconds, $5,626; 2. Scott Guenthner, 3.4, $5,157; 3. Curtis Cassidy, 3.6, $4,532; 4. Ty Willick, 3.7, $3,907; 5. Straws Milan, 3.8, $3,282; 6. Tanner Milan, 3.9, $2,657; 7. Blake Gagnon, 4.0, $2,032; 8. Coleman Kohorst, 4.1, $1,719; 9. Dallas Frank, 4.2, $1,406; 10. Brendan Laye, 4.6, $938.

Team roping: 1. (tie) Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn and Justin McCarroll/Clark McCarroll, 4.4 seconds, $3,224 each; 3. Kolton Schmidt/Justin Davis, 4.8, $2,794; 4. (tie) Denver Johnson/Spencer Rutherford and Tuftin McLeod/Tyce McLeod, 5.2, $2,216 each; 6. Trey Gallais/Kasper Roy, 5.5, $1,638; 7. Brady Tryan/Lane Mitchell, 5.6, $1,253; 8. (tie) Rhen Richard/Rich Skelton and Riley Warren/Stacy Cornet, 5.8, $964 each; 10. Riley Roy/Brady Chappel, 5.9, $578.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Clay Elliott, 86.5 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo’s Klondike, $5,854; 2. Layton Green, 84, $4,635; 3. (tie) Tyler Corrington and Kirk Thompson, 83, $3,537 each; 5. Jim Berry, 82, $1,951; 6. Josh Harden, 81.25, $1,464; 7. Lane Watt, 81, $1,220; 8. Cole Scott, 80.25, $976; 9. Sam Kelts, 80, $732; 10. Michael Gordon, 79.5, $488.

Tie-down roping: 1. Blane Cox, 8.0 seconds, $6,435; 2. Tyson Durfey, 8.1, $5,816; 3. (tie) Rhen Richard, Morgan Grant and Erik Dublanko, 8.2, $4,406 each; 6. Cory Solomon, 8.3, $2,996; 7. Alwin Bouchard, 8.4, $2,291; 8. Wyatt Branden, 8.8, $1,939; 9. (tie) Logan Bird and Shane Hanchey, 8.9, $1,322 each.

Barrel racing: 1. Tiany Schuster, 17.277 seconds, $6,279; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 17.306, $5,023; 3. Tillar Murray, 17.386, $4,081; 4. Rene Leclercq, 17.402, $3,140; 5. Ivy Conrado, 17.494, $2,512; 6. Jaime Hinton, 17.617, $1,894; 7. Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.634, $1,570; 8. Sherry Cervi, 17.648, $1,413; 9. Deb Guelly, 17.680, $1,256; 10. Kellie Collier, 17.715, $1,099; 11. Madelyn Schauer, 17.72, $942; 12. Taylor Manning, 17.725, $785; 13. Taylor Jacob, 17.742, $628; 14. Sydney Daines, 17.745, $471; 15. Shayna Weir, 17.767, $314.

Bull riding: *1. Garrett Smith, 88 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo’s Sheep Creek, $6,250; 2. Sage Kimzey, 86.5, $5,064; 3. Cody Floyd, 84.5, $4,351; 4. Todd Chotowetz, 84, $3,639; 5. Lonnie West, 83, $2,453; 6. Fabian Dueck, 80.75, $1,976; no other qualified rides *(all totals include ground money).

Total payoff: $208,469. Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede. Sub-contractors: C5 Rodeo, Wayne Vold Rodeo, Outlaw Buckers Rodeo and Northcott-Macza. Rodeo secretary: Catherine Laycraft. Officials: Jim Dunn, Perry Gurski, Lane Petterson and Bernie Rivet. Timers: Betty Algate and Maxine Baird. Announcers: Bob Tallman and Robin Ingram. Bullfighters: Bo Byrne, Brett Monea and Ty Prescott. Flankmen: Ken Rehill, Tyler Kraft and Wally Macza. Pickup men: Gary Rempel, Wade Rempel and Travis Erickson. 

Gary Gorst Wins The Strathmore Stampede For The Second Consecutive Year


2017 Strathmore Stampede Champions
TCB Trailer Services Outfit

(L-R): Outrider Dustin Gorst, Driver Gary Gorst, Outrider Casey Knight
Photo By Billy Melville

It was an outstanding weekend as the Strathmore Stampede wrapped up on a hot and sunny Monday afternoon on a good dry racetrack. Capacity crowds and great chuckwagon racing was the order for the entire event, and for the second consecutive year it was Gary Gorst, driving the TCB Trailer Services outfit, and along with outriders Casey Knight and Dustin Gorst who captured the 2017 Strathmore Stampede Championship.

Gorst won his second career Strathmore Stampede Championship after posting the best 4-day aggregate time of 4:59.78. That put him 1.78 seconds better than two-time Strathmore Stampede Champion Jason Glass. Last week’s Bonnyville champion John Walters placed third, Obrey Motowylo was fourth and Gorst rounded out the top five overall.

On the night, from barrel number 4 in the eighth heat, Obrey Motowylo drove his H & E Oilfield Services Outfit to top money after posting a 1:14.34 and won the day money by just 3 one-hundreds of a second over Cody Ridsdale. Strathmore Stampede Champion Gary Gorst was third, with Vern Nolin and Kurt Bensmiller making out the top five fastest wagons on the night.

The WPCA Pro Tour will now have a quick turn around and be racing at the Battle of the North in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Racing starts on Wednesday August 9, 2017 and runs through to Sunday, August 13, 2017. Catch all the action on WPCA Pro Tour LIVE at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, and 7:30pm Mountain time on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, and 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta.

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PRCA Update: New Hall of Fame inductees enshrined

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Stars converged at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saturday as a new class was enshrined into the prestigious Hall.

Randy Corley, a 12-time PRCA Announcer of the Year, joined five world champions to headline the 12-member 2017 induction class.

Corley, along with gold buckle winners including the late Buck Rutherford (all-around, 1954), Enoch Walker (saddle bronc riding, 1960), Tommy Puryear (steer wrestling, 1974), Mike Beers (team roping, 1984) and Cody Custer (bull riding, 1992), were enshrined with rodeo notable Bob Ragsdale, a 22-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in three events.

Also inducted into the Hall were four-time bareback horse of the year, Christensen Bros.’ Smith & Velvet, and the committee for the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days.

For the first time in the history of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, barrel racers from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) were amongst the class of inductees. Their inaugural class was comprised of Wanda Harper Bush, Charmayne James and a joint PRCA/WPRA equine inductee – Star Plaudit “Red.”

Corley’s résumé is ProRodeo Hall of Fame worthy. He has been selected PRCA Announcer of the Year 12 times (1984, 1990-96, 1998, 2003, 2011 and 2015). He also has been an announcer at the National Finals Rodeo 16 times (1985-86, 1992, 1994-96, 2007-2016).

“It was the worst night of sleep I had (Friday night) in 45 years,” Corley said. “I just think it was nerves. There are 259 people in the Hall and that’s not a huge number for a Hall that opened in 1979. I’m in a pretty select group and I’m so honored. My whole thing is cowboys are the stars. When they are nodding their head, you’ve already told everyone who they are. 

“That’s what I strive for, and have forever, and to be a good person to everybody, inside the arena and outside the arena. Those are the deals that I think make you a better announcer because then you’re true, and true is the best way to announce.”

Puryear qualified for the NFR nine times, eight of which were consecutive, from 1971-78, and then again in 1983. The Texas bulldogger also won the gold buckle in 1974 and the NFR average title in 1976.

“This day is something that you never plan for when you’re out rodeoing. I’ve been ready for this to happen so I can stop thinking about it – it’s something you think about every day since the call that you’re in the Hall of Fame,” Puryear said. “One of the main reasons I’m here today is because of the people I had around me who supported and helped me. So many friends and family contributed to this. I never owned my own horse – I always traveled with horsemen and stayed in a positive rig. We’d go to 120 rodeos a year, and we loved every second of it.”

Puryear first joined the PRCA in 1970, and now, 47 years later, he’s recognized as one of the best steer wrestlers in PRCA history.

“Leon (Bauerle) and I rode up to Colorado Springs together – we didn’t fly, we drove up in the truck from Texas together just like we used to,” Puryear said. “It was one for the road and to relive the old times, and we still get along really well. Leon was always easy to travel with, as long as you agreed with him. But a great deal of the credit for me being here is due to Leon and his horses.”

Rutherford was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame more than half a century after he was topping the world standings across four events – bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and bull riding. 

The Oklahoma cowboy was in the Top 5 of the world standings 11 times between 1949-57, and was the 1954 all-around world champion and the first cowboy to ever win more than $40,000 in a single year (approximately $362,235 in 2017 dollars, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

“It’s quite an honor, and he’s a part of history,” said Claudine Rutherford, Buck’s sister-in-law. “He could do anything.”

Becky Raetzsch, Rutherford’s daughter, also was thrilled about the honor bestowed on her father.

“It’s exciting, and it gives us a chance to learn more about the history of him,” she said. “It really is quite an honor. I have his grandchildren here, all of his great-grandchildren are here, so it’s really exciting for all of them.”

Although he never won an individual event championship, he placed second in the bareback riding standings the same year he won the all-around title. 

Rutherford twice finished third in the bull riding world standings (1951 and 1954).

His rodeo earnings fell flat after a bad spill slipped a disk in his back in November 1958. He then retired from rodeo and resumed ranching in his hometown until his death at 58 years old on April 28, 1988.

Walker, who won both the 1960 saddle bronc riding world championship and NFR average title, took to the skies in his ascent to ProRodeo fame – qualifying for 10 NFRs during his 20-year tenure with the Rodeo Cowboys Association.

“It’s a pretty cool deal and pretty humbling to be around the guys who are world champs. I knew a lot of them like Cody Custer and Mike Beers, and you look up to a lot of those guys. My father would have been humbled to be with them,” said Jack Walker, one of Enoch’s sons.

In 1960, the 28-year-old Walker had been knocking on the door of a gold buckle for years, placing third in 1957, second in 1958 and third again in 1959. 

Walker entered the 1960 season with a plan for earning the gold buckle that literally took flight. He teamed up with Paul Templeton, who flew him from one rodeo to the next when his rodeo road trips got too hectic. 

Walker arrived at the NFR in Dallas, Texas, leading the pack with $20,832 earned that season by placing 126 times at 56 rodeos and winning 21 rodeos throughout 1960, including Salinas, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas.   

He rode all 10 horses at the NFR in Dallas, placing on five of them – winning the NFR and the world title.

“I think it would have been great if he could have been here,” Jack Walker said. “It would have meant everything to him because of the caliber of people in the (ProRodeo) Hall of Fame; he would have thought it was really cool. These guys were all top of the world in their day, and I was on the bottom looking up, so it’s humbling for me to be here, but it would have been special for him to have seen it.”

Beers, a heeler, won his world championship while roping with header Dee Pickett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2003. Beers qualified for the NFR 23 times in team roping (1980-95, 1997-98, 2000-03, 2007). He also qualified for the NFR in tie-down roping in 1981, 1983 and 1985 and for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in 1992.

“I’m going into rodeo immortality and 50 years from now, they are still going to remember my name,” Beers said. “That’s something you never think about when you’re a kid growing up rodeoing. You want to win a championship or make the Finals, but it is never a thought of being in the Hall of Fame. There’s three things I guess in my career I really remember. One was winning the world championship with Dee Pickett, the second one was making the Finals with my son, Brandon, in 2007, and now being inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. This is the icing on the cake.”

Custer’s eight trips to the NFR and 1992 bull riding world championship win landed him in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

“I found out that my permanent position will be next to John Quintana, and that’s a big deal because he was my hero as a kid,” Custer said. “It’s one of those deals where I’ve looked at the stuff here (at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame) and to see it next to a guy like that and then Ronnie Rossen and Charlie Sampson, it's a cool deal. I took a picture of it, and I’ll send it to his (Quintana’s) son. I never met John as an adult, but I knew him as a kid and he made me feel like I belonged. I remember how he made me feel as a kid, and I try do that for kids now.”

Custer first joined the PRCA in 1985 and went on to qualify for the NFR from 1987-92, and again in 1998-99. He remained an active competitor through 2002. 

“The people that have come here to be with me – everyone has a piece of this and it’s not just mine,” Custer said. “Corey Navarre is here too, I rodeoed with him and if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have gone to the NFR in 1999 because I had wanted to go home. 

“I told everyone here with me that this is theirs too – everyone from my mom and dad to the guys I rodeoed with, it’s an awesome thing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, everything I accomplished in the arena was because of my hard work and some talent. Being inducted is just a gift in my book.”

Ragsdale, for most of his adult life, has served the sport of rodeo as a competitor and as an ambassador. On Saturday, the cowboy they call “Rags” added “Hall of Famer” to his one-of-a-kind résumé.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” Ragsdale said. “It’s just been a great experience. Kind of the last of the big events probably, for me. I’m not rodeoing anymore, so I’m reminiscing like we used to in the old days.”

Ragsdale, a 22-time NFR qualifier in steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping, recognized he will forever be cemented into history among the legends of the sport he holds so dear.

“Going through the Hall, that’s what’s amazing,” he said. “I know so many of them, and I can remember stories, and when I see someone, a story will pop up in my head or some event that happened. It’s neat. Even though they’re gone, I relive that in my mind.”

Ragsdale became the first and only left-handed roper to qualify for the NFR for 15 consecutive years from 1961-75. He also served as both the Vice President and President of the Rodeo Cowboys Association in the early ’70s, and is credited as the one to propose the association include “Professional” to the organization’s formal title.

Smith & Velvet was the definition of a late bloomer.

The horse, which was honored as the PRCA’s top bareback horse four times (1977, as Mr. Smith, and then 1979-80 and 1982, as Smith & Velvet), didn’t become an award-winning bucker until he was into his 20s.

This is Bobby Christensen’s third horse to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Christensen also has saddle bronc horses Miss Klamath (1998) and War Paint (2011) in the Hall, but Smith & Velvet is his first bareback horse to be enshrined.

“Early on, I never would’ve believed that he’d be in the Hall of Fame, but after he won horse of the year a few times I was thinking it would happen. It’s been 34 years since the horse died – I think the best way to describe this is late in coming, but well-deserved.

“When Smith & Velvet was in his prime, everybody wanted to see him and everybody wanted him at their rodeo. I could go to a committee and say, ‘Hey, I have the bareback horse of the year if you want to hire me to bring stock to your rodeo.’ That worked a lot of places.

“Smith & Velvet knew what he was doing, and liked what he was doing. He was even-tempered, and I rode him in his early years. But I wouldn’t have wanted to ride him in his later years, that’s for sure.”

Smith & Velvet died in 1983 in a tragic car accident that killed many of Christensen’s prized NFR horses. He says the horse was the pride and joy of his rodeo company.

The Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days celebrated its 83rd year of existence July 20-24.

The event has come a long way since its inception in 1934, when Ogden City Mayor Harman W. Peery organized a Western festival to boost the spirits of the locals and entice tourists to visit the city.

“We just got done with this year’s rodeo, and it really settled in with the community and the rodeo and the committee,” said Dave Halverson, the rodeo’s director. “We have had honors and people have shed tears of joy. People have been outstanding, and we are humbly honored to be recognized.”

The Ogden Pioneer Days is more than just a rodeo, it's an event. It includes concerts, parades, farmer’s markets, and, of course, the rodeo at historic Ogden Pioneer Stadium.

“When you look at the community of Ogden – this is one of the biggest awards this city will receive, and so on behalf of the committee and the city, we’re honored and delighted to be so recognized,” said Alan Hall, chairman of the Ogden Pioneer Foundation. “We appreciate the (ProRodeo) Hall of Fame and the committee for the selection and all those who make this organization world class.”

Bush was multi-talented, becoming the most decorated cowgirl in the history of the WPRA (formerly the Girls Rodeo Association). 

When the GRA first formed in 1948, Bush was one of the first to sign-up. All totaled, she won 32 world titles – nine all-around (1952, 1957-58, 1962-65, 1968-69), two barrel racing (1952-53), two cutting (1966, 1969), one flag race (1969), 11 calf roping (1951-56, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966-67) and seven ribbon roping titles (1951, 1953-54, 1956-59). She finished as reserve world champion in barrel racing three separate times.

While Bush’s barrel racing world titles came before the NFR began, she qualified seven times (1959-60, 1962-65, and 1974) for the NFR during her career. 

“I’m honored to accept this honor for my mom, a famous legend, an icon, and my very best friend,” said Shanna Bush, Wanda’s daughter, who qualified for the NFR in 1984. “For my dear uncle, A.C. Harper, who said my mom was a world champion sister. How deserving to be the first woman inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. History is made today, and she did it by being just Wanda.”

Bush was inducted posthumously, having passed away Dec. 29, 2015.

“She was one to shy away from publicity, interviews and pictures,” Shanna said. “Material things just didn’t mean much to mom. She taught many movie stars, singers, governors, vice presidents and their kids to ride, or they bought horses from us. But no one ever knew when they came or went from our ranch, that’s just how our family was. She was a really appreciative person always content with just what she had.”

James may have had to wait 22 years to join her legendary horse, Scamper, in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, but was ecstatic to be a part of this historic class.

“I finally get to join him (Scamper), and that’s emotional,” said James, who now makes her home in Boerne, Texas. “Today is really a big deal, not only for me, my family, but I think for all the barrel racers of the WPRA. I couldn’t be more proud and humbled to be one of the first inductees as one of the barrel racers.”

James, who grew up in Clayton, N.M., the home of the very first barrel racing National Finals Rodeo in 1959, won the first of 10 consecutive world titles at the youthful age of 14 in 1984. 

James was the first WPRA member to wear the coveted No. 1 back number in 1987, and became the first barrel racer to cross the $1 million mark in career earnings. In addition to the 10 consecutive world titles (1984-1993), James and Scamper won the NFR average title six times (1984, 1986-87, 1989-90 and 1993). In 1996, Scamper became the first and only barrel horse (until 2017) to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. 

James would add a cherry on top of her illustrious career, returning to the top of the sport aboard Cruiser (Cruisin on Six) in 2002, winning her 11th world title and seventh NFR average title.

“My mom traveled a million miles with me and my whole family sacrificed, so this induction is not just about me, but also your family and friends,” James said. “The horses along the way, I couldn’t have been here without the great horses. Obviously, Scamper was a godsend. This is just like icing on the cake getting up here today and accepting this honor.”

Star Plaudit “Red” holds a very unique record in the world of professional rodeo, one that is not likely to ever be duplicated. The bay gelding won two world championships in the sport in a single year and contributed to a third, at the age of 12. 

In 1962, Red, as he was affectionately known, carried his owner Sherry (Combs) Johnson to the GRA world title in the barrel racing. The horse also helped close family friend Tom Nesmith to the RCA world title in the steer wrestling, as well as the RCA all-around championship.

Johnson credits the steer wrestling with teaching Red how to run hard through the pattern.

"He (Red) was such a special, special horse,” Johnson said. “He was a really good bulldogging horse. We went to Denver, his first rodeo, and we won the go and I found out that day what run meant. He always ran his hardest. He was the best horse. I never had a horse like him, and he had heart. I believe that a barrel racer better know her barrel horse better than her husband, and I think we do.”

Red passed away at the age of 22.

With the 2017 class, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame now has enshrined 259 people, 33 animals and 28 rodeo committee

Big Sky Pro Rodeo News Roundup

Tiany Schuster competes in the barrel racing event during the Big Sky Pro Rodeo at the Montana State Fair Wednesday evening. (Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/RION SANDERS)

Breding sets pace at Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup with 86-point ride

Scott Mansch, smansch@greatfallstribune.comPublished 10:41 p.m. MT Aug. 2, 2017 | Updated 1:09 p.m. MT Aug. 3, 2017

 

A few months ago Parker Breding was just looking for eight.

These days, 80-plus is more like it for the Edgar bull rider.

Breding continued his recent hot streak with an 86-point, eight-second ride aboard a Sankey bull called “Mr. Mustachio” to provide one of many highlights Wednesday night as the $122,528 Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup got underway before a jammed grandstand and more than 3,000 fans at Montana ExpoPark.

“That was exactly what you want in a bull,” said Breding, a 24-year-old Treasure State star who has qualified twice for the National Finals Rodeo. “He was real strong and bucked the whole time. Actually it felt like he got stronger as the ride went on.”

Breding didn’t have much luck during the PRCA winter season. Earning eight-second qualified rides was the problem.

“I had to stay positive and just keep going,” he said. “Things have really turned around for me.”

On Wednesday night in the final ride of the performance on a breezy night at ExpoPark, Breding gave the Montana folks something to cheer about.

“I had to stay really loose to ride him,” said the former high school basketball star from Joliet whose father, Scott, was a five-time NFR bull rider. “And it’s so cool out everything on me hurts right now. But it’s pretty exciting.”

There were only two qualified rides made in the bull riding, including a fine 83-point score posted by South Dakotan Corey Meier.

And what, Breding was asked, does an 86-point ride feel like?

 “Oh man,” he said. “That bull bucked. I don’t usually say this but it felt like 90 points if I’ve been that. Hopefully it holds up.”

Meanwhile, it was a tough one for several of Montana’s superstar rodeo athletes. 

Dustin Bird, the four-time NFR team roping star from Cut Bank, and his partner Russell Cardoza failed to register a time in the team roping. They were the defending Roundup champions in the event and will now be relegated to shooting for go-round money, since the Great Falls rodeo is a two-header in the team roping, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

And Jesse Kruse, the world champion bronc rider from Great Falls, finished out of the money after a 70-point marking. Kruse, however, has been on the rebound from several serious injuries and has had a solid summer in the Montana Circuit. The 31-year-old C.M. Russell High graduate owns victories in Augusta and Drummond and on Tuesday night set an arena record in Glasgow with an 87.5-point ride that also earned a title.

While the Montana stars might not have been shining as brightly as usual, a few of them from Texas certainly were.

Barrel racers Tiany Schuster and Stevi Hillman, both of Texas, are currently ranked first and second, respectively, in the world standings. On Wednesday, Hillman posted a 15.01-second run to take the lead, while Schuster had a 15.19-second effort to place second.

Schuster, a New Orleans native who has already clinched her first appearance in the National Finals Rodeo, has taken the WPRA barrel racing scene by storm. She said this is her first trip to Great Falls, and the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup made a good impression.

“The ground’s really good, it looks like the grounds crew put a lot of work into it,” Schuster said. “And the people are really friendly. Earl, one of the facility guys here, has been super hospitable and really helped me. Just whatever he could do, Earl did. I met Susan (Shannon) and one of the commissioners and they couldn't have been nicer.

We'll be back here again.”

Schuster has earned more than $230,000 already this rodeo season and leads the field by more than $100,000. The recent winner at the Calgary Stampede could well be on track to set a new season earnings record, which is now $323,570 set by Lindsay Sears in 2008.

“It’s been just a fairy-tale year,” Schuster smiled. “I’m just really fortunate and lucky. Trying to keep the horses healthy and sound.”

Schuster was riding “Show Mance,” a 7-year-old sorrel gelding.

“This horse had gotten sick a month before Calgary,” Schuster said. “He had a bad reaction to antibiotics from just a really little minor cut. We gave him antibiotics to prevent a problem, and that ounce of prevention turned out to be not very good.

“So we ended up at UC Davis, and the vets there saved his life.”

“Show Mance” looked plenty healthy on Wednesday night all right. A few minutes after the slick trip around the barrels the horse wouldn’t leave her owner alone to conduct an interview, rubbing up against Schuster in a display of affection.

“I have another really good horse at home that rides in the winter, but this is my summer horse that rides in the big outdoor pens,” she said. “And he’s been doing great.”

Bode Scott of Pryor, meanwhile, took the first go-round lead in the steer wrestling (6.7 seconds), and the NFR veteran team of Erich Rogers-Cory Petska is in first place in team roping after a 4.7-second run. 

Other leaders following Tuesday’s competition are Blade Elliott (80.5 in bareback), Ty Hedrick (8.4 in tie-down roping) and 19-year-old Ryder Wright (80.5 points in saddle bronc).

The rodeo continues on Thursday night at 7 with the second of four performances.

MEANWHILE, on Saturday the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup features the fourth annual Ranch Rodeo in front of the grandstand.

“It’s going to be pretty wicked, really competitive,” said Mike O’Neill, one of the members of the Roundup rodeo committee.

The event starts at 11 a.m. with a Calcutta. The competition includes 10 four-person teams competing in five events: team branding, team sorting, team roping, team doctoring and a trailer race.

“We have a lot of teams from northcentral Montana, and even one from Idaho,” O’Neill said. “I think the people will enjoy it.”

There is no admission charge. Organizers are asking for a $5 donation.

WEDNESDAY

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Blade Elliott, 80.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Irish Eyes; 2. (tie) Kyle Bounds and Richmond Champion, 80 each; 4. Austin Foss, 79; 5. Caleb Bennett, 77; 6. Mike Fred, 73

Steer wrestling: First round leaders: 1. Bode Scott, 6.7 seconds; 2. Dan Mulkey, 6.9; 3. Mike Gollaher, 7.8; 4. Jabe Anderson, 8.3; 5. Jordan Holland, 11.7; 6. Bryant Mikkelson, 12.4.

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.7 seconds; 2. Aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo, 4.8; 3. Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 5.6; 4. Delon Parker/Ryan Zurcher, 10.8; no other qualified runs.

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Ryder Wright, 80.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Eagles Nest; 2. Jade Blackwell, 80; 3. Spencer Wright, 79.5; 4. Cody Wright, 77.5; 5. Taygen Schuelke, 73; 6. (tie) Chase Brooks and Wyatt Thurston, 72 each.

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Ty Hedrick, 8.4 seconds; 2. Erik Dublanko, 10.8; 3. Bode Scott, 13.7; 4. Haven Meged, 15.0; no other qualified runs.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Stevi Hillman, 15.01 seconds; 2. Tiany Schuster, 15.19; 3. Kellie Collier, 15.24; 4. Jackie Ganter, 15.32; 5. Janie Johnson, 15.46; 6. Nicole Laurence, 15.56.

Bull riding leaders: 1. Parker Breding, 86 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Mr. Mustachio; 2. Corey Maier, 83; no other qualified rides.

These bronc riders have the Wright stuff, all right

Scott Mansch, smansch@greatfallstribune.comPublished 6:57 p.m. MT Aug. 3, 2017

 

(Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/RION SANDERS)

 

The two-time world champion with the grizzled grey whiskers stood quietly behind the bucking chutes.

A few feet away stood his superstar son whose clean cheeks belied his saddle bronc savvy.

Professional rodeo is back in Great Falls this week, and on Wednesday night the faces of the franchise were in town. Cody Wright, his brother Spencer and son Ryder all placed as the Big Sky Roundup got underway. The three men are part of the first family of professional rodeo, all right.

“I don’t know that we’ve got anything that any other families couldn’t have,” said Cody, a two-time world champion and one of seven professional bronc riders.

Cody also has four sons, including 19-year-old Ryder, who earned fame as an NFR rookie last December in Las Vegas by winning five go-rounds and placing fourth in the final 2016 world standings.

“Not very many people get to ride broncs with their dad,” Ryder said. “It’s pretty awesome.”

The Wrights are from Milford, Utah. It’s a blue-collar family.

“I just think they’re not afraid to work to get what they want,” Cody said. “They don’t let things stand in their way. I don’t think anyone’s more talented or blessed than anyone else. We are blessed, for dang sure, and I am proud, that’s for sure.”

Cody, who earned world championships in 2008 and 2010, is 40 years old. He is once again this year among the top 20 bronc riders in the PRCA standings and on Wednesday night posted a solid 77.5-point ride.

“Cody and Dan Mortensen are so much alike,” said veteran stock contractor Ike Sankey, referring to the retired Montana legend who earned six world titles in his career. “They both did the basics, and they did the basics correct. I’ve never seen two other guys that could do the basics like they could. I mean everything could be wrong, and they would shoot their feet to the front and make it work.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen two guys like that who could have things going wrong, and correct it. In the bronc riding usually you need to spur one out, stay on time, get your feet set and lift your rein and all of that in motion and in series. And if one goes wrong, it’s really hard to correct it. But those guys could do it, and 99.9 percent of bronc riders can’t.”

Cody is going to keep competing.

“I’m just going to play it by ear,” he said. “As long as I’m having fun and feel like I’m riding good I’ll keep at it.”

Cody’s father was a rodeo competitor in both high school and college back in the day. He and his brothers did not feel pressure to continue the tradition.

“It was never pushed on us, and I’ve never pushed it on these kids,” Cody said. “I’ve told my wife, maybe I made this look glamorous, moreso than it is. Because you know, it’s great to see them win. But there’s the other side. Like (son) Rusty, he’s sitting home with a broken arm right now and can’t go.”

To be sure, there is disappointment that must be dealt with.

“Oh ya,” Cody said. “You enter 100 to 150 rodeos a year, and you plan to win every one of them or you wouldn’t enter them.”

Injuries often get in the way.

“And being hurt is the hardest thing to overcome,” Cody said. “Because in this sport you’ve got to feel like Superman. You’ve got to be all-in, and you can’t have it in the back of your mind ‘how you’re going to land or how you’re going to get off.’ You’ve got to be 100 percent, because there’s 25 or 30 guys out here and you’d be healthy.”

Ryder didn’t have much disappointment last winter in Las Vegas.

“He did really good and I was so happy for him,” Cody said. “After the first round, I couldn’t have been more excited for him and then five rounds later (Ryder won rounds 1-4 and 9), I was just ecstatic.”

Ryder, who took the lead Wednesday night with a score of 80.5 points, was asked if he feels like a star after his Las Vegas performance.

“No, not really,” he said. “But it boosted my confidence at the Finals.”

Ryder also confirmed there was no pressure from his father to ride broncs.

“If we wanted to be tennis players he would have supported us just as much,” he said. “But as fun as he makes it look, I don’t know why anybody wouldn’t want to do it.”

And that goes for all the Wrights. Ryder said the family tradition is a benefit to them all.

“I have six uncles that ride broncs,” he said. “My dad and my brothers all ride broncs. It’s awesome to have that much good help. Because everybody knows what’s going on and can help you.”

THE BIG SKY PRO RODEO ROUNDUP continued Thursday night at 7 (see www.gftrib.com) and also features performances Friday and Saturday in front of the grandstand at Montana ExpoPark.

On Wednesday in the opener, Parker Breding of Edgar provided a highlight with an 86-point marking in the bull riding on a Sankey-owned bull called “Mr Mustachio.”

Breding didn’t have much luck during the PRCA winter season. Earning eight-second qualified rides was the problem.

“I had to stay positive and just keep going,” he said. “Things have really turned around for me.”

On Wednesday night in the final ride of the performance on a breezy night at ExpoPark, Breding gave the Montana folks something to cheer about.

“I had to stay really loose to ride him,” said the former high school basketball star from Joliet whose father, Scott, was a five-time NFR bull rider. “And it’s so cool out everything on me hurts right now. But it’s pretty exciting.”

Meanwhile, it was a tough one for several of Montana’s superstar rodeo athletes.

Dustin Bird, the four-time NFR team roping star from Cut Bank, and his partner Russell Cardoza failed to register a time in the team roping. They were the defending Roundup champions in the event and will now be relegated to shooting for go-round money, since the Great Falls rodeo is a two-header in the team roping, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

And Jesse Kruse, the world champion bronc rider from Great Falls, finished out of the money after a 70-point marking. Kruse, however, has been on the rebound from several serious injuries and has had a solid summer in the Montana Circuit. The 31-year-old C.M. Russell High graduate owns victories in Augusta and Drummond and on Tuesday night set an arena record in Glasgow with an 87.5-point ride that also earned a title.

“That was exactly what you want in a bull,” said Breding, a 24-year-old Treasure State star who has qualified twice for the National Finals Rodeo. “He was real strong and bucked the whole time. Actually it felt like he got stronger as the ride went on.”

Carpenter's barrel racing a highlight at Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup

Scott Mansch, smansch@greatfallstribune.comPublished 10:44 p.m. MT Aug. 3, 2017 | Updated 10:39 a.m. MT Aug. 4, 2017

Tammy (Risa) Carpenter of Kalispell isn’t a familiar figure to longtime fans at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals in Great Falls.

But she’s making a name for herself all right at the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup.
Carpenter made a tremendous run in the barrel racing Thursday night as the PRCA rodeo continued before another huge crowd in front of the grandstand at Montana ExpoPark. 

One night after a trio of talented Texas barrel racers set the pace in the barrel racing, Carpenter moved into third place with a stunning run. After introducing herself to the Great Falls crowd, she said it was OK that few might have recognized her.

More: Breding sets pace at Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup with 86-point ride

“I’ve never been a barrel racer, just a roper,” said the Billings native. “My horse was Rookie of the Year three years ago, I think (in the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit).

“I made the Circuit Finals that one time and he was lame so I didn’t have much luck there.”

The brown gelding’s name is “Obi.”

“My son named him Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Carpenter said with a laugh. “We got him as a 2-year-old and my husband said ‘O-be-one please.’ “

Perhaps Obi isn’t a Star Wars-famous horse, but the 11-year-old bay gelding was a star all right on Thursday. The swift 15.06-second run was easily the best of the night and puts Carpenter in third place in the entire rodeo.

She could tell early on it was a good run.

More: These bronc riders have the Wright stuff, all right

“When he screws up, we don’t turn the first barrel very good. And I don’t know so much if it’s him or it’s me or a combination of the two,” Carpenter said. “He worked exceptionally well tonight.”

And that made it a memorable night at State Fair. Carpenter paused and shook her head a bit.

“I was so overwhelmed,” she said, “that I just about cried. I mean, when you get a run like that, it’s exhilarating.”

MEANWHILE, young saddle bronc star Allen Boore was ranked 24th in the PRCA world standings when the week started, and that’s lower than he’d like to be.

“It’s been a little rough, up the last week,” he said. “And the last week has been really good. So I’m hoping to just keep on rolling and finish the rest of the year out that way.”
On Thursday, Boore earned 83.5 points aboard an Ike Sankey-owned bronce called “Domino Theory” to take the lead in the rodeo.

“I’ve seen that horse quite a few times and she’s really nice every time,” Boore said. “It’s one I’ve wanted to get on for a long time and I was glad to have her tonight.”

More: Ike Sankey is back in town, which means it’s rodeo time

The Utah cowboy made his first appearance at the National Finals Rodeo last December and placed in four rounds to rank third in the average. He finished seventh in the final 2016 world standings.

Ryan Mapston, the great and graceful bronc rider from Belt who made 10 trips to the NFR, was behind the bucking chutes on Thursday night. He said Boore is an impressive young cowboy.

“I think his style is great because he’s got great body control,” said Mapston. “He sets his feet in the horse’s front end and that, to me, makes a great bronc ride. Because when you’re lifting on your rein and set your feet and you get drag all the way back, it’s good. And he does all those things.”

Boore was asked how he changed his luck.

More: Kruse takes bronc riding lead in Glasgow with 87.5-point ride

“I don’t know,” he said. “One day over the 24th in Ogden I had a terrible horse drew, so I turned out and stayed an extra day with the family. Starting getting fresh and it’s been good ever since.”

Boore’s dad is a farmer from Gunnison, Utah, who raises alfalfa and hay, along with a small feed yard. 

“A little different background than most guys,” Boore said. “But it’s good.”

He certainly was just that last December at the National Finals Rodeo. 

“It was an amazing experience down there and I’d just really like to go back,” Boore said. “The main goal is to make it back there.”

He’s been to Great Falls several times.

“And it’s always been good to me,” Boore said. “I’ve usually picked up a check here.”

ALSO THURSDAY, Seth Hardwick of Ranchester, Wyo., posted an 83-point marking aboard a Sankey bareback horse called “Pay Day” to take over the lead in the event.

And famed team ropers Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill displayed championship form with a 4.2-second effort that grabbed the lead in the second go-round. The team ranks second in the average behind another heralded duo, the pairing of Erich Rogers-Cory Petska.
Tryan, the great roper from Billings, has won three world championships and qualified 14 times for the NFR. Corkill also has three world titles.

The rodeo continues Friday at 7 and concludes with another performance at the same time on Saturday.

The event is a two-header in the tie-down roping, bulldogging and team roping. Winners of the first go-round included Olin Hannum (3.8 seconds in steer wrestling), Clay Ullery-Riley Wilson (4.5 seconds in team roping), and reigning PRCA world champion Tyson Durfey (8.1 seconds in tie-down roping).

 

For the Record: Strathmore Stampede



The Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede is underway and cowboys are bringing their A-game to claim the top spot – and each ride is an opportunity to make the arena’s record book. 

Since 1966, Strathmore has hosted the “Heritage Days” rodeo, but it wasn’t until 1985 that the rodeo became officially sanctioned by both the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. 

Rhen Richard holds the Strathmore record for most money won in the all-around with the $8,612 that he won in 2014. 

Bareback rider Caleb Bennett set the arena record in 2015 with his 91.25-point ride. 

Two bulldoggers share the arena record for fastest time – first Trygve Pugh clocked in at 3.2 seconds in 2002, and then Tanner Milan matched him in 2005. 

Team ropers Shane Schwenke and Jhett Johnson set the arena record in 2005 with 4.2 seconds. 

Saddle bronc rider Sam Kelts has held onto the arena record since his 90-point ride in 2009. 

Tie-down roper Ricky Canton’s 6.3-second time has been the Strathmore arena record since 2005. 

Barrel racer Taylor Jacob set the arena record in 2015 with her 16.043-second run. 

Bull rider Justin Volz set the arena record in 2002 with his 91.5-point ride. 

Strathmore’s biggest payout was in 2009 with $298,400.

BRC News Update: Oilmen Catch a Break for a Good Cause

 

July 31, 2017

Bull Riders Canada Inc

Airdrie, AB - The Airdrie Oilmen’s Association (AOA) could have really used a hand in terms of the weather forecast for their 5th Annual Bikes and Bulls event. For the past two years, this unique combination of motorcycle activities and bull riding action has been hammered with wet, cold and rainy conditions. This year the AOA caught a break, the weather was fantastic and the crowds were entertained.

Adrian Pruden, AOA President and his team of AOA volunteers stepped up once again and orchestrated another weekend of fun and excitement. “We (the AOA) simply could not have hosted this event without the support from our generous and loyal partners and sponsors.” exclaimed Pruden before the event started. “...TARA Oilfield Services has been an excellent partner and a huge thanks goes out to the entire organization”.

There were five countries represented and four different stock contractors brought bulls for the 25-man long round and 8-man short round action.

Cody Coverchuk, Meadow Lake SK won the long round of competition with a solid 83.5 score on the campaigner 962 Wonderlust from Girletz Rodeo Stock. While many bulls were rode close to the whistle, there were no rides in the short round and Coverchuk’s score held up for the win and coveted trophy buckle.

Thank you to Cody Coverchuk for submitting the video of his ride:

There was also a buckle for the Bull of the Event and it went home with G&M Bucking Bulls' A08 Bad Blood who posted an impressive 45.5 points out of a possible 50.

Bull Riders Canada would like to thank the AOA and their team for their hospitality and the opportunity to be a part of their fundraising efforts once again.

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

Next up will be the Bulls For Breakfast in Camrose, AB followed by BRC Central Tour Stop #3 in Midale, SK.

Speaking of the Central Tour, click here for the details on this once again. Contestants, this Tour is a great opportunity to win some valued points toward the BRC Finals!

 

CPRA News Update: Hot Hands - Layton Green & Garrett Smith

* Courtesy of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

Airdrie, ALTA – July 31, 2017 - If you’re looking at how best to define the term—“career year”—you need look no further than Layton Green’s 2017 season.

And by the way, the same strategy might apply to the term “career month.” In the month of July, the Meeting Creek, AB bronc rider climbed on 12 horses at CPRA sanctioned rodeos. He was 1st on six of them, (Ponoka long go and Final, Teepee Creek, Morris, Medicine Hat and Bruce) split 1-2 on another (Pollockville long go) and was second on four others. Factor in a couple of average wins (Ponoka and Pollockville) and you have a cool $43,547 month for the soft-spoken 23 year-old.

Add in a second place $25,000 cheque and go round money at the Calgary Stampede, and his PRCA earnings during July and you have—well, a career month.

His spectacular July has the talented second generation cowboy already at $58,295 (unofficially) in Canadian season earnings. With a couple of months of regular season action and the CFR yet to go, it looks very possible that Rod Hay’s long-standing single season earnings record of $101,646 (2005) might fall victim to Green’s juggernaut run.

Among the most recent of Green’s highlight reel rides was a 90 point effort at Saturday afternoon’s final performance of the Medicine Hat Stampede. Green re-connected with Kesler Rodeo’s Gone Country (the two had met in the long go at Ponoka for an 85.25 win). This time the two combined for 90 points and another victory.

“He was a lot better with me in Medicine Hat,” Green noted. “He was shorter and jumped higher and bucked harder. He was phenomenal.

“I wasn’t exactly thinking it might be ninety but when it feels that good, the way that one did, you sort of think, ‘I wonder how many points they’re going to give me’.”

Of his amazing month Green said, “When you’re rolling like this, you just want in to keep going. I want to just keep having fun and not change anything.”

Enjoying his first day at home in more than a month, Green admitted the time off was welcome. “At Cheyenne I was sore and tired. We’d had about seven 20-hour drives in a row and we decided to turn out of Joseph and relax a bit. That really helped when I got to Medicine Hat and Pollockville (where he split the long go, was second in the short go—91.5 points on another old friend—Calgary’s Stampede Warrior for 91.5 points, and won the average) and then Bruce (another win). My shoulder felt way better and I was really ready to go at Medicine Hat.”

With a CFR berth virtually assured and an NFR roster spot all but locked up, Green is looking forward to a slightly more relaxed schedule this fall. “The last couple of years I’ve gone so hard trying to get to Las Vegas but this year maybe I’ll try to take a couple of days to go hunting and just take it a little easier.”

In the meantime you can understand why Green is looking forward to the possibility that August just might start off as well as July ended. His first stop—High Prairie. And the horse he’ll be getting on—Gone Country—one more time.

“I can’t wait," the number one bronc rider in Canada chuckled.

Another season leader who has been a picture of consistency is Rexburg, Idaho bull rider Garrett Smith. He currently occupies the number one spot in the Canadian standings and is number two in the world behind three time champion Sage Kimsey.

Smith is quick to point out that qualifying for the CFR was a goal of his from the beginning of the season. “My brother Wyatt had been to the Canadian Finals in the steer wrestling a few years ago (2012) and he told me how great it was so it’s definitely been on my mind this year.”

The three time National High School All-Around Champion (a record) has been lights out all season, only recently relinquishing the season lead in the world standings to Kimsey. “Making the NFR last year and getting on a bit of a roll there really gave me a lot of confidence for this.”

That confidence and the tremendous talent of the twenty-two year-old was in evidence at Medicine Hat as Smith padded his lead atop the Canadian standings with an 86 point performance on X6 Ranch’s Black Sugar. “I didn’t know that bull at all,” Smith admitted, “but they told me he’d fake one way and go the other and that’s exactly what he did. It felt really good.”

Smith plans to get to five or six more CPRA stops before Edmonton and will be “all over the place” down south as he pursues his dual goals—Canadian and World titles.

For complete weekend results go to rodeocanada.com

This week sees cowboys and cowgirls making their way to the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo August 1 and 2, the Camrose Bulls for Breakfast event, August 3-6, the Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days, August 4-7 and Grimshaw’s North Peace Stampede August 5 and 6.

ProRodeo News Roundup...July 31st

Standings Shuffle: 36 cowboys move up With $2.09 million up for grabs between 24 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 36 cowboys saw their position improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15.  Nobody knows this better than steer roper Bryce Davis, who jumped from 20th to 12th thanks to winning $10,663 at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days.   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. It’s important to build a solid bankroll as the final stretch of the 2017 season approaches at the end of next month.   Having four rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $835,283 in Cheyenne, $223,489 in Deadwood, S.D., $118,729 in Joseph, Ore., and $102,025 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Having so many opportunities to win big money can really stir the pot on the world standings. In the last week alone, five cowboys burst the bubble and broke into the Top 15.  The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between July 25 and Aug. 1. 8 SPOTS • Bryce Davis moved from 20th to 12th in steer roping. 7 SPOTS • J.D. Struxness moved from 19th to 12th in steer wrestling. 5 SPOTS • Riley Minor moved from 13th to eighth in team roping heading.  4 SPOTS • Baylor Roche moved from 10th to sixth in steer wrestling.  • Jake Wright moved from 10th to sixth in saddle bronc riding.  • Scott Guenthner moved from 12th to eighth in steer wrestling.  • Brady Minor moved from 13th to ninth in team roping heeling.  • Jake Vold moved from 14th to 10th in bareback riding. 3 SPOTS • Caleb Bennett moved from eighth to fifth in bareback riding. • Trevor Brazile moved from ninth to sixth in tie-down roping.  • Bryson Sechrist moved from 14th to 11th in tie-down roping.  • Brody Cress moved from 17th to 14th in saddle bronc riding.  • Brian Garr moved from 18th to 15th in steer roping.  2 SPOTS • Chet Herren moved from third to first in steer roping.  • Olin Hannum moved from sixth to fourth in steer wrestling.  • Russell Cardoza moved from sixth to fourth in team roping heeling.  • Clayton Biglow moved from ninth to seventh in bareback riding.  • Garrett Rogers moved from 11th to ninth in team roping heading.  • Randall Carlisle moved from 11th to ninth in tie-down roping.  • Tony Reina moved from 11th to ninth in steer roping.  • Clay Elliott moved from 13th to 11th in saddle bronc riding.  • Cody Lee moved from 13th to 11th in steer roping.  • Sterling Lambert moved from 16th to 14th in steer wrestling.  • Jordan Hansen moved from 17th to 15th in bull riding.  1 SPOT • Layton Green moved from fifth to fourth in saddle bronc riding.  • John Bland moved from sixth to fifth in steer roping.  • Bill Tutor moved from seventh to sixth in bareback riding.  • Cody Snow moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heading.  • Cole Melancon moved from eighth to seventh in bull riding.  • Cooper Martin moved from eighth to seventh in tie-down roping.  • Jesse Wright moved from ninth to eighth in saddle bronc riding. • Trevor Reiste moved from 10th to ninth in bull riding.  • Sterling Crawley moved from 11th to 10th in saddle bronc riding.  • Dustin Bowen moved from 12th to 11th in bull riding.  • Ace Slone moved from 13th to 12th in tie-down roping.  • Kory Koontz moved from 14th to 13th 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: • Tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett moved from 22nd to 16th and is $580 away from breaking into the Top 15.  • Team roping header Cory Kidd V moved from 20th to 16th and is $1,602 away from breaking into the Top 15. With the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo already underway and the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede on the horizon, the outcomes of these rodeos 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 prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

Standings Shuffle: 36 cowboys move up


With $2.09 million up for grabs between 24 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 36 cowboys saw their position improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. 

Nobody knows this better than steer roper Bryce Davis, who jumped from 20th to 12th thanks to winning $10,663 at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days.  

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. It’s important to build a solid bankroll as the final stretch of the 2017 season approaches at the end of next month.  

Having four rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $835,283 in Cheyenne, $223,489 in Deadwood, S.D., $118,729 in Joseph, Ore., and $102,025 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Having so many opportunities to win big money can really stir the pot on the world standings. In the last week alone, five cowboys burst the bubble and broke into the Top 15. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between July 25 and Aug. 1.

8 SPOTS
• Bryce Davis moved from 20th to 12th in steer roping.

7 SPOTS
• J.D. Struxness moved from 19th to 12th in steer wrestling.

5 SPOTS
• Riley Minor moved from 13th to eighth in team roping heading. 

4 SPOTS
• Baylor Roche moved from 10th to sixth in steer wrestling. 
• Jake Wright moved from 10th to sixth in saddle bronc riding. 
• Scott Guenthner moved from 12th to eighth in steer wrestling. 
• Brady Minor moved from 13th to ninth in team roping heeling. 
• Jake Vold moved from 14th to 10th in bareback riding.

3 SPOTS
• Caleb Bennett moved from eighth to fifth in bareback riding.
• Trevor Brazile moved from ninth to sixth in tie-down roping. 
• Bryson Sechrist moved from 14th to 11th in tie-down roping. 
• Brody Cress moved from 17th to 14th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Brian Garr moved from 18th to 15th in steer roping. 

2 SPOTS
• Chet Herren moved from third to first in steer roping. 
• Olin Hannum moved from sixth to fourth in steer wrestling. 
• Russell Cardoza moved from sixth to fourth in team roping heeling. 
• Clayton Biglow moved from ninth to seventh in bareback riding. 
• Garrett Rogers moved from 11th to ninth in team roping heading. 
• Randall Carlisle moved from 11th to ninth in tie-down roping. 
• Tony Reina moved from 11th to ninth in steer roping. 
• Clay Elliott moved from 13th to 11th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Cody Lee moved from 13th to 11th in steer roping. 
• Sterling Lambert moved from 16th to 14th in steer wrestling. 
• Jordan Hansen moved from 17th to 15th in bull riding. 

1 SPOT
• Layton Green moved from fifth to fourth in saddle bronc riding. 
• John Bland moved from sixth to fifth in steer roping. 
• Bill Tutor moved from seventh to sixth in bareback riding. 
• Cody Snow moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heading. 
• Cole Melancon moved from eighth to seventh in bull riding. 
• Cooper Martin moved from eighth to seventh in tie-down roping. 
• Jesse Wright moved from ninth to eighth in saddle bronc riding.
• Trevor Reiste moved from 10th to ninth in bull riding. 
• Sterling Crawley moved from 11th to 10th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Dustin Bowen moved from 12th to 11th in bull riding. 
• Ace Slone moved from 13th to 12th in tie-down roping. 
• Kory Koontz moved from 14th to 13th 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:

• Tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett moved from 22nd to 16th and is $580 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Team roping header Cory Kidd V moved from 20th to 16th and is $1,602 away from breaking into the Top 15.

With the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo already underway and the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede on the horizon, the outcomes of these rodeos 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 prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

Cress wins his hometown rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days
 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A hometown victory by claiming the Daddy of ’em All is how saddle bronc rider Brody Cress is continuing his winning streak.

Cress, 21, grew up just down the road from the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, so the grandstands were packed with his family, friends, and thousands of rodeo fans from the Cowboy State. 

“This rodeo is hard, and it has so much history, and it’s my hometown; so it’s one I wanted more than anything,” Cress said. “I love riding in front of my family and friends, and it’s awesome to do good for them.”

His hot streak for just the month of July alone has added up to more than many saddle bronc riders win all year. Cress kicked off his winning streak during Cowboy Christmas and is showing no signs of slowing down as he’s collected weekly paychecks totaling:

• $3,418 at Greeley, Colo., on July 3
• $4,367 at Belle Fourche, S.D., on July 4
• $2,487 at Estes Park, Colo., on July 10
• $3,341 in Casper, Wyo., on July 15
• $6,930 in Salinas, Calif. on July 23

Cress followed all of that up by raking in a grand total of $14,241 by going for 256 points on three head at the Cheyenne Frontier Days. 

A month ago, Cress was sitting at 40th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, and he was at 16th prior to winning Cheyenne. 

Cress gained steam as Cheyenne Frontier Days progressed – he tied for fourth in the first round with an 83.5-point ride, then placed second in the second round with an 84 before nailing the win in the final round with an 88.5-point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Black Box.

“I didn’t know it was going to happen – I tried not to get too pressured up or nervous and just have fun,” Cress said. 

Cress was about $5,000 away from bursting the bubble and breaking into the Top 15, but the race is on for the final two months of the 2017 season and every cowboy is hitting the rodeo road hard. 

“I had a lot of rodeoing left and it’s close through the Top 30, so anything can happen,” Cress said. “I’ve won checks every weekend, but I’ve dang sure got to keep it up and keep going.”

Although he’s excited for his win, Cress isn’t letting his most-recent triumph alter his plans.

“It’s awesome to win it, but I’ve got to keep it up – there’s a lot of winning that has to happen to make the Finals – but, it keeps my confidence up,” Cress said. “I love getting on bucking horses and need to keep my head level.” 

Cress hit the road immediately after Cheyenne to compete at the Wind River PRCA Roundup Rodeo in Riverton, Wyo. From there, he’s heading to Iowa’s Championship Rodeo in Sidney and the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo.

“There’s a lot of good rodeos coming up and a lot of good horses, so it’ll be a lot of fun,” Cress said. 

• Tie-down roper Scott Kormos matched the Cheyenne arena record in the first round with his time of 9.9 seconds. Kormos' name is now in the arena record book alongside Chad Johnson (1997) and Cade Swor (2014). 

Other winners at the $835,283 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($13,949 in team roping, steer roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (254 points on three head), steer wrestler Baylor Roche (26.1 seconds on three head), team ropers Erich Rogers and Cory Petska, and Brandon Webb and Kollin VonAhn (28.4 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Lane Livingston (38.0 seconds on three head), barrel racer Stevi Hillman (52.44 on three runs), steer roper Brady Garten (51.6 seconds on three head) and bull rider Clayton Foltyn (255.5 on three head). 

Cheyenne Frontier Days

 

Cheyenne, Wyo., July 22-30

 

 

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Tanner Aus, 86.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Just Peachy, $5,630; 2. Jake Vold, 85.5, $4,317; 3. (tie) Will Lowe, Tim O'Connell and David Peebles, 84.5, $2,190 each; 6. (tie) Austin Foss and Clayton Biglow, 83.5, $845 each; 8. (tie) Jamie Howlett, Lane McGehee and Caleb Bennett, 82.5, $188 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Richmond Champion, on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos' Size Matters, and Luke Creasy, on United Pro Rodeo's Pow Wow Rocks, 86 points, $4,974 each; 3. (tie) Jake Brown and David Peebles, 84.5, $2,628 each; 5. (tie) Caleb Bennett and Trenten Montero, 84, $1,126 each; 7. Jessy Davis, 83.5, $751; 8. (tie) Bill Tutor and Tim O'Connell, 82.5, $282 each. Finals: 1. Tim O'Connell, 87 points on Brookman Rodeo's Continental Drift, $1,650; 2. Jake Vold, 85.5, $1,250; 3. (tie) Clayton Biglow and Tilden Hooper, 85, $750 each; 5. Lane McGehee, 84.5, $350; 6. (tie) Luke Creasy and Tanner Aus, 83, $125 each. Average: 1. Tim O'Connell, 254 points on three head, $8,446; 2. Jake Vold, 253, $6,475; 3. David Peebles, 251, $4,786; 4. (tie) Clayton Biglow and Lane McGehee, 249, $2,534 each; 6. Luke Creasy, 248, $1,408; 7. Tilden Hooper, 247.5, $1,126; 8. (tie) Tanner Aus and Caleb Bennett, 246.5, $422 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Baylor Roche, 6.7 seconds, $6,289; 2. Ty Erickson, 7.2, $5,469; 3. Casey Martin, 7.5, $4,648; 4. Scott Guenthner, 8.0, $3,828; 5. Clayton Hass, 8.1, $3,008; 6. Josh Boka, 8.6, $2,187; 7. Nick Guy, 8.7, $1,367; 8. Jake Johnson, 9.8, $547. Second round: 1. Cole Edge, 6.9 seconds, $6,289; 2. Scott Guenthner, 8.9, $5,469; 3. Baylor Roche, 9.0, $4,648; 4. Rudy Switzer, 9.1, $3,828; 5. Chason Floyd, 9.5, $3,008; 6. J.D. Struxness, 9.7, $2,187; 7. (tie) Beau Clark and Jacob Shofner, 10.4, $957 each. Finals: 1. J.D. Struxness, 8.2 seconds, $1,852; 2. Kyle Irwin, 10.1, $1,610; 3. Aaron Vosler, 10.3, $1,369; 4. Baylor Roche, 10.4, $1,127; 5. Jason Thomas, 10.9, $886; 6. Olin Hannum, 11.0, $644; 7. Scott Guenthner, 12.0, $403; 8. Beau Clark, 12.9, $161. Average: 1. Baylor Roche, 26.1 seconds on three head, $9,434; 2. Scott Guenthner, 28.9, $8,203; 3. Olin Hannum, 33.2, $6,973; 4. J.D. Struxness, 33.3, $5,742; 5. Beau Clark, 33.7, $4,512; 6. (tie) Blake Mindemann and Jason Thomas, 35.2, $2,666 each; 8. Casey Martin, 35.6, $820. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Paul David Tierney/Levi Tyan, 7.3 seconds, $6,120 each; 2. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer, 8.7, $4,923 each; 4. (tie) Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn and Aaron Macy/Evan Arnold, 8.8, $3,326 each; 6. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 9.0, $1,730 each; 8. J.D. Yates/Jay Wadhams, 9.1, $532. Second round: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 7.2 seconds, $6,120 each; 2. Calvin Brevik/Kory Bramwell, 7.7, $5,322; 3. Shay Carroll/Trey Johnson, 8.3, $4,524; 4. Rhen Richard/Rich Skelton, 8.5, $3,725; 5. (tie) Jay Tittel/Richard Durham, Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz and Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 8.6, $2,129 each; 8. Bubba Buckaloo/Trey Yates, 9.1, $532. Finals: 1. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 9.4 seconds, $1,914 each; 2. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 9.5, $1,584; 3. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 9.6, $1,254; 4. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 10.1, $924; 5. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 10.5, $594; 6. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 10.7, $330. Average: 1. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 28.4 seconds on three head, $8,582 each; 3. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 28.6, $6,785; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 29.2, $5,588; 5. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 29.6, $4,391; 6. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 30.9, $3,193; 7. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 32.8, $1,996; 8. Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, 35.5, $798. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Rusty Wright, 86 points on Three Hills Rodeo's Jumbo Jet, $4,905; 2. (tie) Cody DeMoss and Hardy Braden, 85, $3,270 each; 4. (tie) Brody Cress and Ryder Wright, 83.5, $1,472 each; 6. (tie) Zeke Thurston and Jake Wright, 83, $736 each; 8. Colton Miller, 82.5, $491. Second round: 1. Jake Wright, 85 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan's Blew Apart, $4,905; 2. Brody Cress, 84, $3,761; 3. Dawson Jandreau, 83.5, $2,780; 4. (tie) Joe Lufkin, Cort Scheer, Andy Clarys and Shade Etbauer, 83, $1,104 each; 8. (tie) Zeke Thurston, Dean Wadsworth and Alex Wright, 82, $164 each. Finals: 1. Brody Cress, 88.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Black Box, $1,650; 2. Bradley Harter, 85.5, $1,250; 3. Zeke Thurston, 85, $900; 4. Jake Wright, 84, $600; 5. Cody DeMoss, 83.5, $350; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 82.5, $250. Average: 1. Brody Cress, 256 points on three head, $7,358; 2. Jake Wright, 252, $5,641; 3. Zeke Thurston, 250, $4,169; 4. Cody DeMoss, 249, $2,698; 5. Bradley Harter, 246, $1,717; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 243, $1,226; 7. Dusty Hausauer, 240.5, $981; 8. Dawson Jandreau, 240, $736. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Scott Kormos, 9.9 seconds, $6,442; 2. (tie) Lane Livingston and Tim Pharr, 10.7, $5,181 each; 4. Mesquite Mahaffey, 11.1, $3,921; 5. (tie) Seth Cooke, Jake Hannum and Ryan Jarrett, 11.5, $2,241 each; 8. (tie) Blair Burk and Lane Jeffrey, 11.6, $280 each. Second round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 10.5 seconds, $6,442; 2. Stetson Vest, 11.3, $5,602; 3. Shank Edwards, 11.5, $4,761; 4. Bryson Sechrist, 11.6, $3,921; 5. (tie) Jerome Schneeberger and Randall Carlisle, 11.7, $2,661 each; 7. Blane Cox, 11.9, $1,400; 8. (tie) Marty Yates and Cole Robinson, 12.0, $280 each. Finals: 1. (tie) Josh Peek and Ryan Jarrett, 13.6 seconds, $1,570 each; 3. Lane Livingston, 14.3, $1,241; 4. Cooper Martin, 14.8, $1,022; 5. Monty Lewis, 14.9, $803; 6. K.C. Miller, 15.3, $584; 7. Trevor Brazile, 16.4, $365; 8. Michael Otero, 19.4, $146. Average: 1. Lane Livingston, 38.0 seconds on three head, $9,663; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 38.4, $8,402; 3. Trevor Brazile, 39.1, $7,142; 4. Josh Peek, 39.5, $5,882; 5. Cooper Martin, 41.0, $4,621; 6. Monty Lewis, 41.2, $3,361; 7. K.C. Miller, 41.7, $2,101; 8. Michael Otero, 45.3, $840. 

 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Stevi Hillman, 17.48 seconds, $6,573; 2. Cassidy Kruse, 17.60, $5,634; 3. Jackie Ganter, 17.62, $4,695; 4. Jane Melby, 17.67, $4,069; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.73, $3,130; 6. Jana Bean, 17.77, $2,504; 7. Sidney Forrest, 17.85, $1,878; 8. Alexa Lake, 17.86, $1,252; 9. Ericka Nelson, 17.90, $939; 10. Kaylee Burnett, 17.91, $626. Second round: 1. (tie) Taci Bettis and Carla Beckett, 17.44 seconds, $6,104 each; 3. Michelle Darling, 17.48, $4,695; 4. Cassidy Kruse, 17.52, $4,069; 5. Elaine Hollings, 17.56, $3,130; 6. Jana Bean, 17.59, $2,504; 7. Jordan Bassett, 17.62, $1,878; 8. Stevi Hillman, 17.63, $1,252; 9. Katelyn Scott, 17.64, $939; 10. Hallie Hanssen, 17.68, $626. Finals: 1. Stevi Hillman, 17.33 seconds, $4,869; 2. Kim Schulze, 17.64, $3,652; 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.68, $2,435; 4. Cassidy Kruse, 17.76, $1,217. Average: 1. Stevi Hillman, 52.44 seconds on three head, $9,860; 2. Cassidy Kruse, 52.88, $8,452; 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 53.13, $7,043; 4. Kim Schulze, 53.32, $6,104; 5. Michelle Darling, 53.37, $4,695; 6. Jane Melby, 53.50, $3,756; 7. Jackie Ganter, 53.54, $2,817; 8. Katelyn Scott, 53.64, $1,878; 9. Elaine Hollings, 53.65, $1,409; 10. Taci Bettis, 53.66, $939. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Chad Mathis, 14.7 seconds, $6,005; 2. (tie) Cody Lee and Chet Herren, 15.5, $4,830 each; 4. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr. and Trent Mills, 15.7, $3,264 each; 6. Trey Sheets, 16.2, $2,089; 7. Bryce Davis, 16.3, $1,306; 8. (tie) Jim Locke and Brian Garr, 16.5, $261 each. Second round: 1. Miles Williams, 14.2 seconds, $6,005; 2. J.R. Magdeburg III, 14.4, $5,222; 3. (tie) Chris Glover and Tony Reina, 14.5, $4,047 each; 5. Troy Tillard, 15.6, $2,872; 6. Dee Kyler Jr., 15.7, $2,089; 7. Jason Evans, 15.9, $1,306; 8. Cody Scheck, 16.0, $522. Finals: 1. Brady Garten, 17.1 seconds, $1,842; 2. Bryce Davis, 18.9, $1,524; 3. Shorty Garten, 19.8, $1,207; 4. Brian Garr, 23.7, $889; no other qualified runs. Average: 1. Brady Garten, 51.6 seconds on three head, $9,008; 2. Bryce Davis, 52.8, $7,833; 3. Shorty Garten, 57.8, $6,658; 4. Brian Garr, 60.8, $5,483; 5. Chet Herren, 32.2 on two head, $4,308; 6. Jason Evans, 33.5, $3,133; 7. Cody Lee, 35.3, $1,958; 8. Will Gasperson, 36.3, $783. 

 

Bull riding: First round: 1. Denton Fugate, 88.5 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan's Red Cloud, $5,945; 2. (tie) Bayle Worden and Elliot Jacoby, 87, $3,963 each; 4. Clayton Foltyn, 85.5, $2,180; 5. Cody Teel, 84, $1,387; 6. Jordan Spears, 83.5, $991; 7. (tie) Boudreaux Campbell and Brendon Averett, 83, $694 each. Second round: 1. Cody Teel, 89 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Bomb Pop, $5,945; 2. Trevor Reiste, 87.5, $4,558; 3. Cole Melancon, 86, $3,369; 4. Eli Vastbinder, 85.5, $2,180; 5. (tie) Clayton Foltyn, Clayton Sellars and Lon Danley, 83, $1,057 each; 8. Shane Proctor, 82, $594. * Finals: 1. Clayton Foltyn, 87 points on Dakota Rodeo's Cheese Bandit, $2,050; 2. (tie) Cole Melancon and Shane Proctor, 86, $1,475 each; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Clayton Foltyn, 255.5 points on three head, $8,917; 2. Shane Proctor, 250, $6,836; 3. Cody Teel, 173 on two head, $5,053; 4. Cole Melancon, 172, $3,270; 5. Denton Fugate, 88.5 on one head, $2,081; 6. Trevor Reiste, 87.5, $1,486; 7. (tie) Elliot Jacoby and Bayle Worden, 87, $1,040 each. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $835,283. Stock contractor: Stace Smith Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractors: Andrews Rodeo, Dakota Rodeo, Brookman Rodeo, Summit Pro Rodeo, Klein Brothers Pro Rodeo, Rocky Mountain Rodeo, Smith, Harper & Morgan, Korkow Rodeos, Rafter G Rodeo, Hi Lo ProRodeo, Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls, Three Hills Rodeo, New Star Pro Rodeo, New West Rodeo Productions, Universal Pro Rodeos and United Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Officials: Mike Todd, Travis Howe, Scot Quick, Steve Knowles, Bobby Davis and Buddy Reynolds. Timers: Charles Thompson, Ericka Smith, Robyn Schuppan and Gretchen Morrison. Announcers: Andy Stewart and Kyle Shobe. Specialty acts: Sarah Thompson, Rider Kiesner, Spencer Rose and Jennifer Riata Ranch. Bullfighters: Dusty Tuckness and Cody Webster. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankmen: Scott Burruss, Dustin Delmas, Terry Autrey and T.J. Korkow. Pickup men: Duane Gilbert, Dalton Ward, Troy Heinert, Tommy Pettit, Josh Edwards, Jason Bottoms, Rex Bugbee and William Calhoun. Photographers: Ty Stockton, Dan Hubbell, Don Paulsen, Jackie Jensen, Eva Scofield, Ric Andersen and Fred McClanahan Jr.

Smith captures Deadwood title


 

DEADWOOD, SD. – It has been an outstanding season for bull rider Garrett Smith.

All season, the Rexburg, Idaho, cowboy has seemingly been in the top two of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

"This has been unbelievable season for me," Smith said. "Everything seems to be clicking."

His position in the standings – second – will not change after his stellar performance at the Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo (July 26-29).

Smith had an 87.5-point trip on Bar T Rodeo’s Cool Friend to capture the title in his inaugural appearance at the Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo.

Smith's effort was a measure of revenge, as a year ago at Pleasant Grove, Utah, Cool Friend got the best of him.

"He bucked me off in like two seconds," Smith said. "I really didn't know what he was going to do this time. He kicked and spun and he was tough and it was one of those rides where you had to grit it out."

Smith was rewarded for his ride with $4,385 in earnings. As of July 25, Smith was second in the world standings with $129,067.

"My traveling partners, Riker Carter and Steve Woolsey, wanted to go to Deadwood, so we went," Smith said. "This feels great to win such a prestigious rodeo like Deadwood. Everything is old-school about this rodeo, and it's really cool to be a part of it, and win. This was just awesome.”

This week has been strong for Smith. He earned $3,200 at the Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25. He followed that up by winning the Central Montana RAM Pro Rodeo in Lewistown July 27, collecting a $1,922 check. As of late July 29, Smith also was leading Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede.

A year ago, Smith made his debut at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. He won $77,269 and finished fifth in the world standings with $171,698.

"This year has been the most fun I've ever had rodeoing, and the gold buckle is the goal," Smith said. "Last year helped me a bunch in terms of experience and I'm going to keep going to as many rodeos as I can and keep my momentum. "

Other winners at the $223,489 rodeo were all-around cowboy Paul David Tierney ($4,695 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Shane O’Connell (86.5 points on Brookman Rodeo’s Risky Business), steer wrestlers Cody Cabral and Kyle Whitaker (7.9 seconds on two head each), team ropers Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan (9.7 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Chet Johnson (86.5 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Bridal Shower), tie-down roper Josh Peek (17.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (17.89 seconds), and steer roper Jess Tierney (33.9 seconds on three head).


Deadwood Days Of 76 Rodeo

 

Deadwood, S.D., July 26-29

 

All-around cowboy: Paul David Tierney, $4,695, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Shane O'Connell, 86.5 points on Brookman Rodeo's Risky Business, $3,483; 2. Casey Breuer, 85, $2,670; 3. Tim O'Connell, 84, $1,974; 4. Ty Breuer, 83.5, $1,277; 5. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Lane McGehee, 81.5, $697 each; 7. (tie) Tyler Scales and Jordan Pelton, 79.5, $406 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Rudy Switzer, 3.6 seconds, $2,193; 2. Sean Mulligan, 3.7, $1,907; 3. (tie) Riley Duvall and Kyle Whitaker, 3.8, $1,478 each; 5. Cole Edge, 3.9, $1,049; 6. (tie) Cody Devers and Kody Dollery, 4.0, $620 each; 8. (tie) Trell Etbauer, Del Kraupie, Rowdy Thames and K.C. Jones, 4.1, $48 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Will Lummus, Cody Cabral and Sterling Lambert, 3.6 seconds, $1,907 each; 4. Dirk Tavenner, 3.7, $1,335; 5. (tie) Jacob Talley, Brad Johnson, Jon Ragatz and Clayton Hass, 3.9, $620 each. Average: 1. (tie) Cody Cabral and Kyle Whitaker, 7.9 seconds on two head, $3,075 each; 3. (tie) Will Lummus and Rudy Switzer, 8.1, $2,217 each; 5. (tie) Jace Melvin and Dirk Tavenner, 8.3, $1,359 each; 7. Clayton Hass, 8.6, $715; 8. (tie) Del Kraupie, Billy Bugenig, Matt Reeves, Jon Ragatz, Tyler Schau and Jake Kraupie, 8.9, $48 each. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, 4.5 seconds, $2,056 each; 2. (tie) Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher, Aaron Macy/Evan Arnold and Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson, 4.9, $1,386 each; 6. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.2, $715; 7. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 5.3, $447; 8. Casey Tew/Landon Williams, 5.4, $179. Second round: 1. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 4.3 seconds, $2,056 each; 2. Logan Olson/Matt Kasner, 4.4, $1,788; 3. Jake Barnes/Tyler Worley, 4.7, $1,520; 4. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 5.0, $1,252; 5. Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 5.1, $983; 6. Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, 5.2, $715; 7. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 5.4, $447; 8. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.8, $179. Average: 1. Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan, 9.7 seconds on two head, $3,084 each; 2. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 10.7, $2,682; 3. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 11.0, $2,280; 4. Paul David Tierney/Levi Tyan, 11.4, $1,877; 5. Tyrell Moody/Ty Talsma, 12.9, $1,475; 6. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 14.2, $1,073; 7. Wyatt Bice/Derick Fleming, 14.3, $671; 8. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 15.1, $268. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Chet Johnson, 86.5 points on Dakota Rodeo's Bridal Shower, $4,320; 2. Carter Elshere, 84, $3,312; 3. JJ Elshere, 82, $2,448; 4. Tyler Baeza, 81.5, $1,584; 5. Chuck Schmidt, 81, $1,008; 6. (tie) Cort Scheer and Audy Reed, 79.5, $648 each; 8. (tie) Jesse Wright, Brody Cress, Jeremy Meeks and Shorty Garrett, 77.5, $108 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 7.4 seconds, $1,683; 2. Josh Peek, 7.5, $1,464; 3. (tie) Bryson Sechrist and Ace Slone, 8.7, $1,134 each; 5. (tie) Paul David Tierney, Chase Williams and J.D. Kibbe, 9.1, $585 each; 8. (tie) Robert Mathis and Chase Lako, 9.3, $73 each. Second round: 1. Cody Nye, 7.8 seconds, $1,683; 2. (tie) Marcos Costa and Cade Swor, 8.0, $1,354 each; 4. Jesse Clark, 8.1, $1,025; 5. Cole Fulton, 8.4, $805; 6. Boe Brown, 8.5, $585; 7. Paul David Tierney, 8.7, $366; 8. (tie) Caleb Smidt and J.D. Kibbe, 9.0, $73 each. Average: 1. Josh Peek, 17.3 seconds on two head, $2,525; 2. Tuf Cooper, 17.4, $2,196; 3. Paul David Tierney, 17.8, $1,866; 4. J.D. Kibbe, 18.1, $1,537; 5. Robert Mathis, 19.6, $1,208; 6. Cole Fulton, 20.1, $878; 7. Riley Pruitt, 20.8, $549; 8. Cody Nye, 21.0, $220. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Taci Bettis, 17.89 seconds, $4,085; 2. Jessica Routier, 18.00, $3,268; 3. Jana Bean, 18.06, $2,655; 4. Hali Gjermundson, 18.07, $2,043; 5. Teresa Wolff, 18.11, $1,634; 6. Christine Laughlin, 18.14, $1,226; 7. Sabra O'Quinn, 18.15, $1,021; 8. (tie) Ericka Nelson, Cassidy Kruse and Hallie Hanssen, 18.16, $817 each; 11. Michele McLeod, 18.20, $613; 12. Tillar Murray, 18.21, $511; 13. Desirae Earl, 18.23, $409; 14. (tie) Tammy Fischer and Lisa Lockhart, 18.26, $255 each. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 9.8 seconds, $1,665; 2. (tie) Jess Tierney and Ty Tillard, 11.9, $1,339 each; 4. Bryce Davis, 12.0, $1,013; 5. Buck Mekelburg, 12.1, $796; 6. K.W. Lauer, 12.3, $579; 7. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr. and Brad Prather, 12.6, $253 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Rocky Patterson and Shay Good, 10.0 seconds, $1,556 each; 3. Garrett Hale, 10.1, $1,230; 4. JoJo LeMond, 10.2, $1,013; 5. Jess Tierney, 10.3, $796; 6. Thomas Smith, 10.4, $579; 7. Ryan Rochlitz, 10.6, $362; 8. Brian Garr, 11.1, $145. Third round: 1. J. Tom Fisher, 10.1 seconds, $1,665; 2. (tie) Bryce Davis and Tony Reina, 10.2, $1,339 each; 4. (tie) Reo Lohse and Chance Kelton, 10.6, $905 each; 6. (tie) Jason Evans and Cody Lee, 10.8, $470 each; 8. John Bland, 11.0, $145. Average: 1. Jess Tierney, 33.9 seconds on three head, $2,497; 2. K.W. Lauer, 36.9, $2,171; 3. Jason Evans, 37.0, $1,846; 4. Buck Mekelburg, 38.0, $1,520; 5. Vin Fisher Jr., 38.9, $1,194; 6. Brad Prather, 39.2, $869; 7. JoJo LeMond, 39.6, $543; 8. Brian Garr, 42.2, $217. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Smith, 87.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Cool Friend, $4,385; 2. Tyler Viers, 85.5, $3,362; 3. Scottie Knapp, 83.5, $2,485; 4. (tie) Trevor Reiste and Tim Bingham, 83, $1,316 each; 6. Lonzo West, 81, $731; 7. Riker Carter, 79.5, $585; 8. Roscoe Jarboe, 78.5, $439. 

 

Total payoff: $223,489. Stock contractor: Burch Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Sutton Rodeos, Dakota Rodeo, Bar T Rodeo and Brookman Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Jackie Higlin. Officials: Joe Bob Locke, Jeff Dorenkamp and Wade Berry. Timers: Kim Ridley and Pat Parks. Announcers: Randy Corley and Jim Thompson. Specialty act: Keith Isley. Bullfighters: Josh Rivinius and Nathan Jestes. Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley. Pickup men: Tyler Robertson, Shayne Porch and Brent Sutton. Music director: Crysta Lemmel.

Contestants: Plan around the 8/21 eclipse



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- From Saturday-Tuesday, Aug. 19-22, an extra 1-3 million people are expected to visit Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri – in addition to many of those states’ combined 12 million residents taking short drives – to see the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.  (https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/statistics/) Wyoming alone may see a temporary increase of 100,000-250,000 people, since the total-eclipse band runs from Jackson to Torrington.

It’s the first time in decades that a total solar eclipse has crossed the entire mainland – it will start at the northwest tip of Oregon at about 7 a.m. PDT, move across central Idaho and Wyoming between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. MDT, cut diagonally across Nebraska and Missouri, then continue southeast through Tennessee to Charleston, S.C., leaving the coast at about 5 p.m. EDT. 

 “Eclipse tourism” may affect rodeo contestants in several ways:

  • Interstates and many highways in the area may be gridlocked Monday, Aug. 21, and experience significant congestion for several days before and after that date.
  • Gas stations may run out of fuel and water.
  • Hotel/motel/RV/Airbnb accommodations may be difficult to find, and more expensive (campsites started filling up a year ago); restaurants may be full, or run out of food.
  • Cell phone traffic may be jammed or extremely slow; consider getting print maps of your routes ahead of time, or a satellite phone.
  • Eye damage (even blindness lasting from six months to a lifetime) can be caused by looking at the partial stages of the eclipse; sunglasses – even stacked up – and polarized car windows do not protect your eyes, but dark (No. 14) welders’ glasses and special eclipse-viewing glasses do; however, it is safe to look at the sun during the two minutes the moon completely covers the sun if you are in the totality belt.
  • During the eclipse itself, drivers should be aware of other drivers who may be blinded or distracted by the eclipse.
  • Animals may behave restlessly; however, most animals don’t generally look right into the sun, so are less likely to be blinded by the eclipse.

Travel to PRCA rodeos may be affected by eclipse tourism traffic from Aug. 19-23. For example, U.S. Highway 26 across Wyoming lies entirely within the totality belt. If there are wildfires near the eclipse-viewing areas, even more visitors will crowd into less smoky spots. You may want to keep as much as possible of your travel north or south of the eclipse band as possible; I-90 and I-40 are well outside the band, as are I-70 west of Denver and I-80 west of Salt Lake City.

The path of the total eclipse is about 70 miles wide and goes roughly through Salem, Ore.; Casper, Wyo., the Nebraska Sandhills; St. Joseph, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Charleston, S.C.  Areas north and south of that path will see only a partial eclipse, and are not expected to be as congested except for people traveling to and from the total-eclipse path.

You may want to allow extra travel time near the following PRCA rodeos near the eclipse totality path whose dates are near the expected travel crunch period of Aug. 19-23: 

  • Canby, Ore., Aug. 15-19
  • Caldwell, Idaho, Aug. 15-19
  • Burley, Idaho, Aug. 17-19
  • Moses Lake, Aug. 17-19
  • Gooding, Idaho, Aug. 17-19
  • Imboden, Ark., Aug. 18-19
  • Deadwood, S.D. steer roping events, Aug. 19-21
  • Miles City, Mont., Aug. 22-23
  • Kennewick, Wash., Aug. 22-26
  • Vinita, Okla., Aug. 23-26

Eclipse-viewing festivals may include: 

  • Oregon: Salem, Big Summit, Brooks, Madras, Scio, Corvallis, Dallas, Lebanon, Mount Vernon, Independence, Scio, Albany, Sublimity, Terrebonne, Stayton
  • Idaho: Ashton, Idaho Falls, McKay
  • Wyoming: Glendo, Casper, Gillette, Camp New Fork, Riverton
  • Nebraska: Tryon, Stapleton, Alliance, North Platte, Kearney, Dannebrog, Grand Island, Beatrice, Pawnee City, Hastings, Lexington, Cozad
  • Missouri: St. Joseph, Lathrop, Washington, St. Clair, Marshall, Jefferson City
  • Illinois: Carbondale

Cannon takes part in Heroes and Horses program


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bareback rider Clint Cannon, a five-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2009-2011, 2013, 2015) recently took part in a 10-day journey as part of the Heroes and Horses program.

Micah Fink, a good friend of Cannon, is the executive director and founder of the Heroes and Horses program. The non-profit program was created by Fink in 2013.

“My buddies who are (Navy) SEALs asked me to come be a part of this with my horsemanship and rodeo experience,” Cannon said.

Fink has spent 10 years on Navy SEAL Teams, both active duty and reserves. He conducted operations involving land and undersea mobility platforms in USPACOM, USCENTCOM and a National Tasking deployment, which earned him numerous awards — including the Bronze Star.  

The Heroes and Horses’ three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying veterans at no cost, utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, in addition to the horse/human connection, to challenge and inspire personal growth in veterans suffering from mental and physical scars.

This innovative program utilizes expedition-style horse pack trips to teach self-reliance, teamwork and perseverance. Led by experienced instructors, many of whom are combat veterans and program graduates themselves, these veterans and their pack animals travel into the wilderness on epic, life-changing journeys of self-discovery.

Heroes and Horses inspires veterans to move beyond the difficulties experienced from years of war, toward a life of restoration and hope. This unique experience challenges these individuals, invokes change, and helps them to develop innovative ways to approach and solve problems. By challenging what challenges them, veterans can make peace with their past and replace devastating memories with positive ones.

“When you come home from combat, combat doesn’t make you sick, it’s not a disease,” Fink said in a One Eighty Out YouTube video. “It’s a set of experiences that are real intense. The culture changes you. The war changes you. You can’t help but be changed.”

Cannon took part in Phase 2 (application phase) of the Heroes and Horses program from July 20-29.

“We packed 10 days back in the mountains and ran a string of mules,” Cannon said. “We probably covered 130 miles and we stayed in the mountains for 10 days in the Beartooth Wilderness by Yellowstone National Park. We took these eight combat veterans back in the mountains for 10 days, and it was a tough 10 days. These guys broke down and they were wanting to fight and they were crying. We really got to see their true emotions and hear their stories.”

In Phase 3, participants can take the skills they have acquired through the completion of Phases 1 and 2 of the program, and work with either a wilderness outfitter as a hand, learning horsemanship, or working cattle on a ranch in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho or Utah.

Cannon acknowledged the 10-day experience was beneficial to him as well.

“I was helping those guys, and they were helping me,” Cannon said. “I’m in the same transition. This is my last year of rodeo, I’m done after this year. A lot of stuff these (combat veterans) suffer from is the same thing rodeo cowboys suffer from. When you do something for 16 years and then you quit cold turkey and have to jump into regular life, it’s dramatic on you, and I’ve been experiencing that. 

“These combat veterans who were on our trip have been in the military like 18 years, and that’s all they know. This Horses and Heroes program teaches them that they can’t be a soldier in the civilian world, you have to find your niche. From day one to day 10, I saw a complete change in those guys.”

Cannon said he trying to get some of these combat veterans work with rodeo stock contractors as part of their Phase 3.

“I would like to see these guys working at stock contractors’ ranches and feeding and going to rodeos,” Cannon said. “Any stock contractor interested in doing this, I would love to talk to them.”

News and notes from the rodeo trail, July 31

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Dodge City (Kan.) Rodeo Roundup at 8 p.m. (CT), Aug. 5-6 ...

The Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame inducted 15 more members on July 29 in front of a full crowd at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls. The inductees were Harry ChartersKatherine PopeJack Pope, "Bingo," Lisa DavisJohn DavisHarry HamiltonDean OliverSue Ellen SmithLarry SmithBev StoneGary Stone and Johnny Urrutia. Twelve of the inductees are from Idaho, and three are from Oregon. Charters, Katherine Pope, Jake Pope and "Bingo" were all inducted posthumously. It was the fifth annual induction ceremony. The induction was preceded by a July 28 introduction and fundraiser. The Hall of Fame Association teamed up with Saint Luke's to host a dinner fundraiser for cancer at Canyon Crest ...

PRCA saddle bronc rider and country up-and-comer Chancey Williams debuted the music video for his new song “Rodeo Cold Beer” exclusively for readers of The Boot on July 28. The video can be seen at this link, www.theboot.com/chancey-williams-rodeo-cold-beer-music-video/. Written by Williams and Trent Willmon – who is famous for his work with Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and more country hitmakers – “Rodeo Cold Beer” is packed with inspiration from Williams’ experiences as saddle bronc rider. “Rodeo Cold Beer” is also the title track of Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band’s sophomore album, released in May ...

Rodeo fans attending the Dick Stull Memorial PRCA Rodeo Aug. 10-11 in Sterling, Colo., during the Logan County Fair this year will have a special treat. The fair board's rodeo committee has booked Justin Rumford, one of the top rodeo clowns in the business, to lighten the mood during this year's rodeo. In 2016, Rumford was named PRCA Clown of the Year for the fifth-consecutive time (2012-16) ...

On July 28, 6-year-old Hatti Ewert, courtesy of Children's Western Wishes, was crowned rodeo princess for the night at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo in Deadwood. Hatti struggles with a rare disease called Myasenthia Gravis, which attacks her muscles and makes life a little difficult.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
            “It was amazing to win at Deadwood. This was like a hometown rodeo for me and I’m absolutely loving going down the road right now.”
            ­­­– Bareback rider Shane O’Connell of Rapid City, S.D., told the ProRodeo Sports News after winning the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo July 29.

Pro Rodeo Results...

Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo

 

Hill City, Kan., July 31-Aug. 2

 

 

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Mike Fred, 74.5 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Roan Gone; 2. Logan Patterson, 74; no other qualified rides. 

 

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Casey Martin, 4.9 seconds; 2. Blair Jones, 5.0; 3. Justice Johnson, 5.4; 4. Cody Devers, 5.5; 5. Cody Doescher, 5.6; 6. Trell Etbauer, 5.8. 

 

Team roping leaders: 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 4.3 seconds; 2. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 5.3; 3. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 6.1; 4. Tanner Shoop/Roy Shoop, 6.3; 5. Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 10.5; 6. Dylan Gordon/Hunter Koch, 10.9. 

 

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Wade Sundell, 84.5 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock's Four Socks; 2. Hardy Braden, 82.5; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 81.5; 4. Sterling Crawley, 79; 5. Jace Lane, 78; 6. (tie) Dean Wadsworth and Blaise Freeman, 76.5 each. 

 

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Trell Etbauer, 8.9 seconds; 2. Tyler Milligan, 21.4; no other qualified runs. 

 

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Ivy Hurst, 16.84 seconds; 2. Jane Melby, 16.93; 3. Carol Waters, 17.05; 4. Jodee Miller, 17.09; 5. Tamara Reinhardt, 17.15; 6. Sandy McElreath, 17.21. 

 

Bull riding leaders: No qualified rides. 

 

Total payoff: $23,320. Stock contractor: Rafter H Rodeo Livestock. Rodeo secretary: Shelley Hall. Officials: Chris Bastien and Darin Boots. Timers: Tammy Braden and Ti Ada Wise. Announcers: Randy Corley and Bob Edmonds. Specialty acts: Justin Rumford and Dusta Kimzey. Bullfighters: Brandon Loden and Judd Napier. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankman: Chad Cometti. Pickup men: Butch Braden Jr and Will O'Connell. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.

Medicine Hat Stampede
Medicine Hat, Alberta, July 27-29

Bareback riding: 1. Ty Taypotat, 86 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Illegal Smile, $2,549; 2. Ky Marshall, 85, $2,018; 3. Caleb Bennett, 84.5, $1,700; 4. Luke Creasy, 84, $1,381; 5. Colin Adams, 83, $850; 6. Richmond Champion, 81.5, $637; 7. (tie) J.R. Vezain and Jake Vold, 81, $478 each; 9. Kyle Bowers, 79.5, $319; 10. Bobby Peters, 78.5, $212.

Steer wrestling: 1. Scott Guenthner, 4.1 seconds, $2,800; 2. Ted Gollaher, 4.2, $2,567; 3. (tie) Joe Guze, Ben Ramey and Chance Butterfield, 4.3, $1,945 each; 6. (tie) Straws Milan and Justin Shaffer, 4.4, $1,167 each; 8. (tie) Morgan Grant and Dustin Nicholson, 4.5, $778 each; 10. (tie) Lucas Parker, Hunter Cure and Quentin Branden, 4.7, $156 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Layton Green, 90 points on Kesler Rodeo's Gone Country, $2,854; 2. Cort Scheer, 87.5, $2,259; 3. Sterling Crawley and Clay Elliott, 86, $1,724 each; 5. (tie) Jake Watson and Justin Berg, 84.5, $832 each; 7. Jacobs Crawley, 82.5, $595; 8. (tie) Troy Crowser, Call Marr and Jim Berry, 81, $357.

Team roping: 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 5.0 seconds, $2,227 each; 2. Spencer Rutherford/Denver Johnson, 5.1, $1,936; 3. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 5.3, $1,646; 4. Brett Buss/Tyrel Flewelling, 5.4, $1,355; 5. Cole Bevans/Ty Cahoon, 5.7, $1,065; 6. Brent Keaveney/Sloan Smith, 5.9, $775; 7. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 6.1, $484; 8. Troy Fischer/Wyatt Eirikson, 6.3, $194.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Layton Green, 90 points on Kesler Rodeo's Gone Country, $2,854; 2. Cort Scheer, 87.5, $2,259; 3. Sterling Crawley and Clay Elliott, 86, $1,724 each; 5. (tie) Jake Watson and Justin Berg, 84.5, $832 each; 7. Jacobs Crawley, 82.5, $595; 8. (tie) Troy Crowser, Call Marr and Jim Berry, 81, $357.

Tie-down roping: 1. Logan Bird, 8.3 seconds, $3,054; 2. Shane Hanchey, 8.4, $2,800; 3. Kirk Robinson, 8.5, $2,460; 4. Riley Warren, 8.8, $2,121; 5. (tie) Ky Marshall and Randall Carlisle, 8.9, $1,612 each; 7. Keely Bonnett, 9.1, $1,103; 8. (tie) Clayton Smith, Westyn Hughes and Shawn Miller, 9.2, $735 each. 

Barrel racing: 1. Lynette Brodoway, 17.493, $3,534; 2. Jackie Ganter, 17.544, $2,828; 3. Bobbie Goodwin, 17.612, $2,297; 4. Kellie Collier, 17.710, $1,767; 5. Janie Johnson, 17.720, $1,414; 6. Sydney Daines, 17.744, $1,060; 7. Callahan Crossley, 17.747, $884; 8. Jaime Hinton, 17.761, $795; 9. Nina Smith, 17.790, $707; 10. Rene Leclercq, 17.817, $619; 11. Cathy Grant, 17.859, $530; 12. Kirsty White, 17.860, $442; 13. Carman Pozzobon, 17.861, $353; 14. Cranna Roberts, 17.903, $265; 15. Nancy Csabay, 17.924, $177.

Bull riding: *1. Garrett Smith, 86 points on X6 Ranch’s Black Sugar, $2,500; 2. Garrett Green, 85.5, $1,992; 3. Cody Floyd, $83.5, $1,688; 4. Todd Chotowetz, 81, $1,383; 5. Chris Young, 80.5, $876; 6. Riker Carter, 80, $673; 7. Cameron Brown, 78, $571; 8. Marcos Gloria, 73.5, $469. *(all totals include ground money).


Total payoff: $102,025. Stock contractor: Kesler Championship. Sub-contractors: Kesler Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Berva-Dawn Kesler. Officials: Tim Thompson, Cam Morris, Wayne Resch. Timers: Margo Kesler, Berva Dawn Kesler, Teresa Houff.Announcer: Dave Poulsen and Dustin Edwards. Specialty act: Piper Yule, Emily Peebles and Shelby Pierson. Bullfighters: Scott Waye and Bo Bryne. Clown/barrelman: Ash Cooper. Pickup men: Jason Resch and Travis Jordan. Music Director: Kurtis Kesler.

 

Bonnyville Pro Rodeo
Bonnyville, Alberta, July 28-29

Bareback riding: 1. Dantan Bertsch, 79 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Dark Night, $1,210; 2. Ky Marshall, 78, $1,002; 3. Spur Lacasse, 76, $793; 4. (tie) Dylan Bilton, Colin Adams and Bobby Peters, 75.5, $376 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. Lucas Parker, 3.8 seconds, $1,816; 2. Curtis Cassidy, 4.0, $1,579; 3. (tie) Travis Reay and Brock Butterfield, 4.5, $1,224 each; 5. Tyson Willick, 4.8, $869; 6. Layne Delemont, 4.9, $632; 7. Matt Richardson, 5.1, $395; 8. Cody Cassidy, 5.2, $158.

Team roping: 1. Chase Simpson/Braidy Davies, 4.7 seconds, $1,254 each; 2. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 5.3, $1,038; 3. Steele Depaoli/Logan Bird, 5.4, $822; 4. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 5.5, $605; 5. Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 5.8, $389; 6. Troy Fischer/Wyatt Eirikson, 6.3, $216.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cole Scott, 79 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Midnight Blue, $1,229; 2. (tie) Josh Harden and Jim Berry, 78, $911; 4. Lane Watt, 77.5, $594; 5. Chad Thomson, 73.5, $382; 6. Lane Cust, 72, $212.

Tie-down roping: 1. Morgan Grant, 8.3 seconds, $1,859; 2. Wyatt Hayes, 9.1, $1,617; 3. Riley Warren, 9.2, $1,374; 4. Keely Bonnett, 9.4, $1,131; 5. Alwin Bouchard, 9.6, $899; 6. Tyler Johnson, 9.9, $647; 7. Scott Sigfusson, 10.1, $404; 8. Dustin Mandel, 10.2, $162.

Barrel racing: 1. Shayna Weir, 17.782 seconds, $1,645; 2. Cathy Grant, 17.811, $1,409; 3. Jaime Hinton, 18.067, $1,174; 4. Sydney Daines, 18.104, $1,017; 5. Kirsty White, 18.105, $782; 6. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 18.132, $626; 7. Suzanne Depaoli, 18.161, $490; 8. Taylor Manning, 18.183, $313; 9. Jenna O’Reilly, 18.242, $235; 10. Lynette Brodoway, 18.278, $157.

Bull riding: *1. Marcos Gloria, 85.5 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Crooked Nose, $1,443; 2. Garrett Green, 83.5, $1,125; 3. Tanner Girletz, 77, $998; 4. Bryce West, 74, $776. *(all totals include ground money)

Total payoff: $45,303. Stock contractor: Franklin Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Mac McKie. Officials: Lenny Lawes and Cort Smith. Timers: Beny Melvin and Corrine Alstott. Announcer: Brett Gardiner. Bullfighters: Monte Phillips and Curtis Smythe. Clown/barrelman: Tyson Wagner. Pickup men: Terry Leeder and Jeff Resch. 

Bruce Stampede
Bruce, Alberta, July 30

Bareback riding: 1. Dylan Bilton, 80.5 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Dark Night, $1,104; 2. Kyle Bowers, 79.5, $914; 3. Dantan Bertsch, 75.5, $723; 4. Ky Marshall, 75, $533; 5. Kyle Bloomquist, 74, $343; 6. Denny Phipps, 72, $190.

Steer wrestling: 1. Morgan Grant, 4.0 seconds, $1,686; 2. Brock Butterfield, 4.1, $1,466; 3. Cody Cassidy, 4.2, $1,246; 4. (tie) Derek Frank and Denver Roy, 4.6, $917 each; 6. (tie) Brendan Laye, Todd Woodward and Jesse Lawes, 4.9, $367 each.

Team roping: 1. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 4.5 seconds, $981 each; 2. Jake Rodriquez/Mike Beers, 5.2, $812; 3. Kasper Roy/Trey Gallais, 5.4, $643; 4. (tie) Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, Brent Keaveney/Sloan Smith, Luke Skocdopole/Kyle Lucas and Quentin Branden/Grady Branden, 6.4, $237 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Layton Green, 84 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Red Poodle, $1,257; 2. Dawson Dahm, 81, $1,040; 3. (tie) Justin Berg and Dawson Hay, 80, $71 each; 5. Cort Scheer, 79.5, $390; 6. Josh Harden, 79, $217.

Tie-down roping: 1. Tyson Durfey, 8.3 seconds, $1,816; 2. Randall Carlisle, 9.2, $1,579; 3. Clayton Smith, 9.5, $1,342; 4. Stetson Vest, 9.7, $1,105; 5. Josh Eirikson, 9.9, $869; 6. Wyatt Hayes, 10.0, $632; 7. Shawn Miller, 10.6, $395; 8. Logan Bird, 10.8, $158.

Barrel racing: 1. Cathy Grant, 17.431 seconds, $1,466; 2. Rene Leclercq, 17.463, $1,256; 3. Kirsty White, 17.533, $1,047; 4. Shalayne Lewis, 17.542, $907; 5. Diane Skocdopole, 17.575, $698; 6. Callahan Crossley, 17.617, $558; 7. Shaylee McMann, 17.623, $419; 8. Kendra Edey, 17.717, $279; 9. Sydney Daines, 17.744, $209; 10. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 17.813, $140.

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Green, 87 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Hair Of The Dog, $1,434; 2. Coy Robbins, 78, $1,247; 3. Todd Chotowetz, 73.5, $1,068.

Total payoff: $44,853. Stock contractor: Franklin Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Sylvia Kerr. Officials: Jim Pippolo and Dale Reid. Timers:Brenda Vold and Sharon Olsen. Announcers: Tyson Pietsch and Dustin Edwards. Bullfighters: Curtis Smythe and Monty Phillips. Clown/barrelman: Ricky Wanchuk. Flankman: Shane Franklin. Pickup men: Jeff Resch and Jason Resch. 

Hardgrass Bronc Match
Pollockville, Alberta, July 29

First round: 1. (tie) Cort Scheer, 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Weekend Departure and Layton Green, 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Yesterdays Delivery, $2,543 each; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 85, $1,795; 4. Jake Watson, 84, $1,297; 5. (tie) Clay Elliott and Colton Miller, 83.5, $648 each; 7. (tie) Lane Watt and Justin Berg, 83, $249 each. Finals: 1. Clay Elliott, 92 points on Calgary Stampede’s Tiger Warrior, $2,100; 2. Layton Green, 91.5, $1,725; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 89.5, $1,350; 4. Jake Watson, 88, $975; 5. Cort Scheer, 87, $600; 6. Justin Berg, 85, $375; 7. Colton Miller, 83, $225. Average: 1. Layton Green, 178.5 points on two head, $2,793; 2. Clay Elliott, 175.5, $2,294; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 174.5, $1,795; 4. Cort Scheer, 174, $1,297; 5. Jake Watson, 172, $798; 6. Justin Berg, 168, $499; 7. Colton Miller, 166, $299; 8. Lane Watt, 83 on one head, $199.

Total payoff: $27,448. Stock contractor: Big Stone Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Calgary Stampede. Rodeo secretary: Barry McGrath. Officials: Terry Cooke and Lane Peterson. Timers: Maxine Baird. Announcer: Bob Tallman. Pickup men: Tyler Kraft and Gary Rempel. 

Chief Joseph Days

 

Joseph, Ore., July 26-29

 

All-around cowboy: Jordan Ketscher, $4,114, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Mason Clements, 83 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Caddy Wagon, $2,143; 2. Jessy Davis, 80.5, $1,643; 3. Richmond Champion, 80, $1,214; 4. (tie) David Peebles and Caleb Bennett, 79, $643 each; 6. Justin Miller, 78.5, $357; 7. Kyle Labrucherie, 78, $286; 8. Kaycee Feild, 77.5, $214. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Ryan Bothum, 3.7 seconds, $1,199; 2. Olin Hannum, 3.9, $993; 3. Andy Weldon, 4.4, $786; 4. Trevor Knowles, 4.5, $579; 5. Sam Mackenzie, 4.7, $372; 6. Jesse Brown, 4.9, $207. Second round: 1. John Green, 4.0 seconds, $1,199; 2. Jarret New, 4.5, $993; 3. Dalton Massey, 4.8, $786; 4. (tie) Blake Knowles and Clayton Morrison, 5.0, $476 each; 6. Bubba Boots, 5.3, $207. Average: 1. Trevor Knowles, 9.9 seconds on two head, $1,799; 2. Dalton Massey, 10.0, $1,489; 3. Clayton Morrison, 10.3, $1,179; 4. Jesse Brown, 10.4, $869; 5. Justin Kimsey, 10.8, $558; 6. (tie) Bubba Boots and Levi Rudd, 11.0, $155 each. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Steven Duby/Jason Minor, 5.1 seconds, $1,706 each; 2. (tie) Tanner Patzke/Quade Patzke and Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 5.9, $1,265 each; 4. Bob Thompson/Tom Nelson, 6.0, $823; 5. Cory Kidd V/Cole Davison, 6.1, $529; 6. Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 6.4, $294. Second round: 1. (tie) Jason Stewart/Bucky Campbell and Case Hirdes/Wyatt Hansen, 6.0 seconds, $1,559 each; 3. (tie) Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson and Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 6.5, $970 each; 5. Tanner Patzke/Quade Patzke, 7.0, $529; 6. Ty Blasingame/Tanner Luttrell, 10.4, $294. Average: 1. Tanner Patzke/Quade Patzke, 12.9 seconds on two head, $2,559 each; 2. Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson, 13.1, $2,117; 3. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 13.9, $1,676; 4. Jake Stanley/Brent Falon, 17.3, $1,235; 5. Austin Stafford/Cully Stafford, 19.4, $794; 6. Colton Campbell/Jordan Ketscher, 38.0, $441. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Johnny Espeland, 81.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' No. 221, $2,459; 2. Mitch Pollock, 77, $1,885; 3. Nick LaDuke, 75, $1,393; 4. (tie) Joaquin Real and Curtis Garton, 74.5, $738 each; 6. (tie) Jacob Stacy and Joe Harper, 74, $369 each; 8. Wyatt Hurst, 62, $246. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Jordan Ketscher, 8.3 seconds, $1,340; 2. Rhen Richard, 8.5, $1,109; 3. Blair Burk, 8.6, $878; 4. Cooper Martin, 8.9, $647; 5. Jared Parke, 9.1, $416; 6. Jake Pratt, 9.5, $231. Second round: 1. Jason Minor, 8.0 seconds, $1,340; 2. Shank Edwards, 8.2, $1,109; 3. Stetson Vest, 8.4, $878; 4. Mike Johnson, 8.8, $647; 5. (tie) Cooper Martin and Jordan Ketscher, 8.9, $323 each. Average: 1. Jordan Ketscher, 17.2 seconds on two head, $2,009; 2. Cooper Martin, 17.8, $1,663; 3. Blair Burk, 18.6, $1,317; 4. Jared Parke, 18.9, $970; 5. K.C. Miller, 21.1, $624; 6. Cy Eames, 22.4, $346. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Teri Bangart, 17.33 seconds, $2,286; 2. Rachel Stoller, 17.34, $1,943; 3. Janet Cunningham, 17.58, $1,600; 4. Danyelle Williams, 17.59, $1,372; 5. Megan McLeod-Sprague, 17.60, $1,143; 6. Lexi Burgess, 17.61, $800; 7. (tie) Jordan Minor and Jodi Goodrich, 17.67, $514 each; 9. Samantha Lane, 17.74, $400; 10. Leslie Penhollow, 17.81, $343; 11. Rainy Robinson, 17.83, $286; 12. Katy Kafka, 17.84, $229. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Bryce Davis, 12.2 seconds, $944; 2. Dave Clark, 12.8, $708; 3. Caleb McMillan, 13.3, $472; 4. Jason Stewart, 15.3, $236. Second round: 1. Howdy McGinn, 11.0 seconds, $944; 2. Bryce Davis, 11.4, $708; 3. (tie) Brian Garr and Chad Mathis, 11.8, $354 each. Third round: 1. Tom Sorey, 10.5 seconds, $944; 2. J. Tom Fisher, 12.2, $708; 3. Howdy McGinn, 12.5, $472; 4. Corey Ross, 13.5, $236. Average: 1. Jim Locke, 42.3 seconds on three head, $1,416; 2. Jason Stewart, 45.4, $1,062; 3. Corey Ross, 47.4, $708; 4. Howdy McGinn, 23.5 on two head, $354. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Derek Kolbaba, 88 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Omaha, $2,793; 2. Aaron Williams, 80.5, $2,189; 3. Chase Dougherty, 75.5, $1,672; 4. Jordan Spears, 75, $1,155; 5. Ruger Piva, 74, $810; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $118,729. Stock contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Rodeo secretary: Diana Alexander. Officials: Terry Carlon, Rod Endicott and Ron Ferguson. Timers: Molly Twitchell and Millie Coleman. Announcer: Jody Carper. Specialty acts: Kenny Petet and Troy Lerwill. Bullfighters: Chuck Swisher and Logan Blasdell. Clown/barrelman: Troy Lerwill. Flankman: Tim Bridwell. Chute boss: Dan Ackley. Pickup men: Mitch Coleman and Matt Twitchell. Photographer: Bill Lawless. Music director: Ben Bendele III.

Nebraska s Big Rodeo

 

Burwell, Neb., July 26-29

 

All-around cowboy: Paul David Tierney, $1,246, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Seth Hardwick, 88 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Wonderland, $2,346; 2. Nate McFadden, 87, $1,799; 3. (tie) Tanner Aus and Evan Jayne, 86.5, $1,095 each; 5. Casey Breuer, 85, $547; 6. (tie) Jerad Schlegel and Jake Brown, 84, $352 each; 8. Tyler Scales, 83, $235. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Blake Mindemann, 3.6 seconds, $1,654; 2. Taz Olson, 4.0, $1,438; 3. (tie) Denver Berry and Cameron Morman, 4.7, $1,115 each; 5. Jule Hazen, 4.8, $791; 6. Tyler Schau, 4.9, $575; 7. Kody Woodward, 5.1, $360; 8. (tie) Justen Nokes and Tyler Kester, 5.2, $72 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.7 seconds, $2,578 each; 2. Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 4.8, $2,242; 3. Jake Cooper/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 5.0, $1,906; 4. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 5.1, $1,569; 5. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.3, $1,233; 6. (tie) Troy Boone/Chase Boekhaus and Bubba Buckaloo/Trey Yates, 5.6, $729 each; 8. Curry Kirchner/Derrick Jantzen, 5.7, $224. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Jesse Bail, on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Nutrena's Full Deck, and Roper Kiesner, on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Crossfire, 81 points, $2,132 each; 3. (tie) Bradley Harter and Wyatt Casper, 79, $1,126 each; 5. Jacob Lewis, 78.5, $563; 6. Briar Dittmer, 77.5, $402; 7. (tie) Kobyn Williams, Miles Kreeger and Jace Lane, 77, $188 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Trey Young and Caddo Lewallen, 9.3 seconds, $1,737 each; 3. Paul David Tierney, 9.7, $1,246; 4. Riley Wakefield, 10.4, $918; 5. Ace Slone, 11.0, $590; 6. Trell Etbauer, 11.1, $328. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.49 seconds, $1,421; 2. Jackie Schau, 17.73, $1,218; 3. Amber Scales, 17.92, $1,015; 4. Britta Thiel, 17.97, $880; 5. Bobbi Grann, 17.98, $677; 6. Rachel Tiedeman, 18.00, $541; 7. Ivy Hurst, 18.08, $406; 8. Paige Wiseman, 18.09, $271; 9. Jamie Molesworth, 18.10, $203; 10. D'Ann Gehlsen, 18.12, $135. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. (tie) Troy Tillard and Tony Reina, 11.4 seconds, $1,162 each; 3. Chet Herren, 11.8, $833; 4. John Bland, 11.9, $614; 5. Jason Evans, 12.1, $395; 6. Miles Williams, 12.6, $219. Second round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 10.8 seconds, $1,272; 2. (tie) Buck Mekelburg and Corey Ross, 11.0, $943 each; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 11.2, $614; 5. Kelton McMillen, 11.6, $395; 6. (tie) Matt Hebbert and Fred Brown, 12.7, $110 each. Third round: 1. John Bland, 9.0 seconds, $1,272; 2. Scott Snedecor, 10.1, $1,053; 3. (tie) Cody Lee and Dee Kyler Jr., 10.6, $724 each; 5. Corey Ross, 10.7, $395; 6. Miles Williams, 10.8, $219. Average: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 39.8 seconds on three head, $1,908; 2. Roger Branch, 42.9, $1,579; 3. Jason Evans, 43.2, $1,250; 4. Ralph Williams, 45.8, $921; 5. Reo Lohse, 46.7, $592; 6. Dee Kyler Jr., 47.4, $329. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Tim Bingham, 87 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Snorkel Bob, $3,046; 2. Garrett Wickett, 85, $2,335; 3. Tyler Bingham, 84, $1,726; 4. Denton Fugate, 83.5, $1,117; 5. (tie) Brennon Eldred and Tate Smith, 82, $609 each; 7. Drew Antone, 79, $406; 8. Chase` Hamlin, 78, $305. 

 

Total payoff: $96,418. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Dollie Riddle. Officials: Beaver Segotta and DeWitt Forrest Jr. Timers: Dollie Riddle and Kelsi Peterson. Announcers: Charlie Throckmorton and Travis Schauda. Specialty acts: Max Reynolds and Gizmo McCracken. Bullfighters: Evan Allard and Weston Rutkowski. Clown/barrelman: Gizmo McCracken. Flankman: Rhett Beutler. Chute bosses: Matt Scott and Rhett Beutler. Pickup men: Matt Scott and Shandon Stalls. Photographer: Jim Svoboda Jr. Music director: Benje Bendele.

Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo

 

Burlington, Colo., July 27-29

 

All-around cowboy: Reno Gonzales, $1,431, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Casey Colletti, 82 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Bad Karma, $1,722; 2. Steven Dent, 80, $1,304; 3. Zach Hibler, 78.5, $939; 4. (tie) Devan Reilly, Brazos Winters and Evan Miller, 74, $417 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Riley Duvall, 3.8 seconds, $1,452; 2. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Kody Woodward, 4.3, $1,076 each; 4. (tie) Wyatt Johnson and Blare Romsa, 4.6, $576 each; 6. Jacob Talley, 4.8, $250. 

 

Team roping: 1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.8 seconds, $1,770 each; 2. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 4.9, $1,539; 3. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 5.0, $1,308; 4. Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer, 5.2, $1,077; 5. (tie) Jay Tittel/Richard Durham and Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 5.4, $731 each; 7. Cale Markham/Austin Rogers, 5.5, $385; 8. Casey Hicks/Braden Harmon, 5.6, $154. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Wright, 85 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Sabre, $1,109; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 74.5, $832; 3. Jake Wright, 74, $555; 4. Tyler Turco, 73, $277. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Reno Gonzales, 8.6 seconds, $1,431; 2. Justin Smith, 8.7, $1,184; 3. Scott Kormos, 8.8, $938; 4. Lane Jeffrey, 8.9, $691; 5. Trent Creager, 9.3, $444; 6. Brandon Neugebauer, 9.4, $247. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Korrina Lynn Hughes, 17.32 seconds, $1,073; 2. Jean Winters, 17.37, $920; 3. Shali Lord, 17.39, $766; 4. Katie Jolly, 17.40, $664; 5. Laura Lambert, 17.46, $511; 6. Sadye Simpson, 17.47, $409; 7. Kelley Schnaufer, 17.53, $307; 8. Wendy Hoefer, 17.57, $204; 9. (tie) Lorie Diodosio and Carla Beckett, 17.64, $128 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Trevor Kastner, 90.5 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Lucky Charm, $2,177; 2. Kody Lostroh, 86.5, $1,669; 3. Jeffrey Ramagos, 86, $1,234; 4. Brock Russell, 85.5, $798; 5. Eli Vastbinder, 84.5, $508; 6. (tie) Chase Robbins and Brady Portenier, 84, $327 each; 8. Bayle Worden, 83.5, $218. 

 

Total payoff: $51,009. Stock contractor: Rocky Mountain Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Mikey Duggan. Officials: Phil Smith and Skip Emmett. Timers: Irene Singer and Norma Dorenkamp. Announcer: Doug Mathis. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Richie Harris and Judd Napier. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankman: Glenn Southwick. Pickup men: Chad Brennan and Clint Lanning. Photographer: Brian Gauck. Music director: Derek Barton.

Red Desert Roundup

 

Rock Springs, Wyo., July 27-29

 

All-around cowboy: Erich Rogers, $1,266, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Braxten Nielsen, 82 points on D & H Cattle's Knot On The Bar, $1,328; 2. Zach Hibler, 78, $1,006; 3. Levi Nicholson, 76, $724; 4. Tyler Scales, 74.5, $483; 5. Morgan Wilde, 73.5, $282; 6. Tony Barrington, 73, $201. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Blake Brown, 4.0 seconds, $1,751; 2. Beau Clark, 4.1, $1,449; 3. (tie) Jarret New and Clay Lloyd, 4.4, $997 each; 5. Gage Greer, 4.5, $544; 6. (tie) Kalane Anders and Casey Martin, 4.7, $151 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.5 seconds, $1,266 each; 2. Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 6.7, $1,048; 3. Cole Cooper/Ryon Tittel, 6.8, $829; 4. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 9.1, $611; 5. Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller, 10.2, $393; 6. B.J. Campbell/Lane Siggins, 10.7, $218. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Brody Cress, on Powder River Rodeo's Double Down, and Ryan Mackenzie, on D & H Cattle's Slippery Snort, 85 points, $1,494 each; 3. (tie) Ryder Wright and Jesse Wright, 84.5, $773 each; 5. Alex Wright, 81, $361; 6. Ben Londo, 80, $258. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Jesse Clark, 8.2 seconds, $1,935; 2. Kyle Dickens, 8.5, $1,602; 3. (tie) Chase Williams, Cimarron Boardman and Jack Tyner, 8.6, $934 each; 6. Cooper Martin, 8.7, $334. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Ericka Nelson, 17.35 seconds, $1,617; 2. Tiany Schuster, 17.39, $1,386; 3. Ivy Conrado, 17.52, $1,155; 4. Jana Bean, 17.55, $1,001; 5. (tie) Kim Schulze and Nicole Laurence, 17.57, $693 each; 7. Laura Lambert, 17.58, $462; 8. Stevi Hillman, 17.64, $308; 9. (tie) Carmel Wright, Kimmie Wall and Christine Laughlin, 17.65, $128 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Sage Kimzey, 90 points on D & H Cattle's High Pockets, $2,580; 2. Dillon Tyner, 75.5, $2,198; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $46,484. Stock contractor: D & H Cattle. Sub-contractor: Powder River Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Jessi Franzen. Officials: Wade Woolstenhulme and Bill Pacheco. Timers: Jessi Franzen and DeeDee Dickinson. Announcer: Chad Nicholson. Bullfighters: Garrett Kissack and Brandon Loden. Clown/barrelman: Denny Halstead. Flankmen: Hank Franzen and Carroll Gilstrap. Chute boss: Hank Franzen. Pickup men: Clint Humble and Scott McClain. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.

Last Chance Stampede

 

Helena, Mont., July 27-29

 

All-around cowboy: Clayton Hass, $1,809, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. J.R. Vezain, 85 points on Kesler Rodeo's Western Star, $1,906; 2. Caleb Bennett, 82.5, $1,462; 3. Tristan Hansen, 81, $1,080; 4. Jessy Davis, 79, $699; 5. Kenny Haworth, 76, $445; 6. (tie) Chase Erickson and Richmond Champion, 75, $286 each; 8. Trenten Montero, 74, $191. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Jacob Talley, 3.9 seconds, $2,248; 2. (tie) Clayton Hass and Rowdy Parrott, 4.0, $1,809 each; 4. (tie) Sterling Lambert and Trevin Baumann, 4.2, $1,222 each; 6. (tie) Trevin Fox, Justin Shaffer and Jacob Shofner, 4.3, $489 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 5.3 seconds, $2,581 each; 2. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 5.7, $2,173 each; 4. Aaron Tsinigine/Ryan Motes, 5.8, $1,766; 5. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 5.9, $1,494; 6. Pace Freed/Jade Anderson, 6.0, $1,222; 7. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 6.1, $951; 8. Delon Parker/Ryan Zurcher, 6.6, $679; 9. Shane Schwenke/Jesse Fleming, 6.7, $407; 10. Britt Williams/Brett Fleming, 6.9, $136. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Sterling Crawley, 88 points on Kesler Rodeo's Navajo Sun, $2,358; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 87.5, $1,807; 3. Cody Wright, 84.5, $1,336; 4. Jesse Kruse, 82, $864; 5. Ryder Wright, 79, $550; 6. Spencer Wright, 78, $393; 7. Keenan Reinhardt, 77, $314; 8. Sage Newman, 75, $236. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Shane Hanchey, 8.1 seconds, $2,421; 2. Logan Hofer, 9.7, $2,106; 3. Haven Meged, 10.2, $1,790; 4. Hank Hollenbeck, 10.3, $1,474; 5. (tie) Chad Johnson and Jason Schaffer, 10.6, $1,000 each; 7. Jesse Clark, 10.8, $526; 8. Robert Mathis, 10.9, $211. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Shelly Anzick, 17.29 seconds, $2,141; 2. Holly Wright, 17.40, $1,820; 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.41, $1,499; 4. Heather Knerr, 17.51, $1,285; 5. Mandy Hamilton, 17.73, $1,071; 6. Kellie Collier, 17.88, $749; 7. Keira Simonson, 17.91, $535; 8. Callie Wollenburg, 17.95, $428; 9. Ashley Sudan, 17.96, $375; 10. Shelby Rasmussen, 17.97, $321; 11. Rene Cloninger, 18.01, $268; 12. Lindsay Kruse, 18.04, $214. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Jordan Hansen, 82 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo's Slim City, $2,745; 2. Guy Nordahl, 81, $2,264; 3. Edgar Durazo, 72, $1,853; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $81,551. Stock contractor: Kesler Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Kesler Championship Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Judy Kesler. Officials: Bob Burkhart, Mike Jones and Mike Nauman. Timers: Heather La Tray and Janice High. Announcer: Wayne Brooks. Specialty acts: Madison MacDonald and Rae-Lynn Armstrong. Bullfighters: Jamie Cox and Bud Bentley. Clown/barrelman: John Harrison. Flankman: Ace Northcott. Pickup men: Shane Moran and Jay Shaw. Photographer: Jackie Jensen. Music director: Austin Lopeman.

Sheridan Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo

 

Plentywood, Mont., July 27-28

 

All-around cowboy: Bode Scott, $1,178, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Clint Griffis, 79 points on J Bar J's Dirty Lizard, $959; 2. Troy Vaira, 78, $719; 3. (tie) Hunter Carlson and Tucker Zingg, 76, $360 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Kyle Callaway, 4.1 seconds, $1,118; 2. Mike Gollaher, 4.4, $925; 3. (tie) Bode Scott, Sheldon Portwine and Will Stovall, 4.6, $540 each; 6. Tristan Hall, 4.9, $193. 

 

Team roping: 1. Turner Harris/Ross Carson, 5.6 seconds, $1,329 each; 2. (tie) Jr. Dees/Matt Zancanella and Wyatt Bice/Derick Fleming, 6.2, $985 each; 4. Shane Schwenke/Jesse Fleming, 6.8, $642; 5. Clint Gorrell/Tim Franzen, 7.4, $412; 6. J.B. Lord/Levi Lord, 10.5, $229. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Josh Reynolds, 85 points on J Bar J's Wibaux, $1,086; 2. Tanner Hollenback, 81, $823; 3. Josh Davison, 78, $592; 4. Kendall Green, 77, $395; 5. JC DeSaveur, 76, $230; 6. Lane Stirling, 75, $165. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Clint Kindred, 9.8 seconds, $975; 2. Justin Scofield, 10.8, $807; 3. Bode Scott, 10.9, $638; 4. J Billingsley, 11.7, $470; 5. (tie) Cole Fulton and Chase MItchell, 12.0, $235 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Jessica Routier, 17.54 seconds, $972; 2. Hallie Fulton, 17.73, $833; 3. Mary Walker, 17.84, $694; 4. Ashley Day, 17.95, $602; 5. (tie) Twyla Vaira, Dillon McPherson and Hali Gjermundson, 18.12, $370 each; 8. Lisa Anderson, 18.13, $185; 9. Heather Knerr, 18.15, $139; 10. (tie) Kaylee Gallino and Brandee Wardell, 18.18, $46 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Bart Miller, 84 points on J Bar J's Nixon, $996; 2. Connor Murnion, 83, $747; 3. Tucker Zingg, 79, $498; 4. Bowyn Allemand, 75, $249. 

 

Total payoff: $31,412. Stock contractor: J Bar J. Rodeo secretary: Marlene Dreesen. Officials: Mike Steiger and Mark McKinlay. Timers: Marlene Dreesen and Jan Marshall. Announcer: Randy Taylor. Specialty act: Johnny Dudley. Bullfighters: Travis Langan and Hollywood Gittins. Clown/barrelman: Johnny Dudley. Flankmen: Sparky Dreesen and Paul Eiker. Pickup men: Brad Marshall and Ben Wrzesinski. Music director: Carmen Taylor.

Central Montana Ram Pro Rodeo

 

Lewistown, Mont., July 26-27

 

All-around cowboy: Brandt Ross, $1,278, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Troy Vaira, 81 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Lady Killer, $1,632; 2. (tie) Justin Miller, Jessy Davis and Chase Erickson, 80, $906 each; 5. (tie) Tristan Hansen and Lane McGehee, 79, $297 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Shaffer, 4.1 seconds, $1,859; 2. Sterling Lambert, 4.4, $1,617; 3. (tie) Shawn Downing, Bill Boyce and Josh Boka, 5.2, $1,132 each; 6. Kane Cartwright, 5.3, $647; 7. Hunter Cure, 5.5, $404; 8. (tie) Wade Sumpter and Billy Bugenig, 5.6, $81 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Cody Tew/Matt Robertson, 4.8 seconds, $1,512 each; 2. Delon Parker/Ryan Zurcher, 5.4, $1,251; 3. Jason Carlson/Zachary Schweigert, 5.9, $991; 4. Brady Tryan/Travis Tryan, 6.2, $730; 5. Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, 6.5, $469; 6. Trey Blackmore/Steve Sherwood, 6.8, $261. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Cody DeMoss, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Owl Hoot Trail, and Jacobs Crawley, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Marquee, 84 points, $2,710 each; 3. Andy Clarys, 83, $1,739; 4. (tie) Chase Brooks and Bradley Harter, 82, $920 each; 6. Audy Reed, 80.5, $511; 7. (tie) Houston Brown, Nick LaDuke, Sage Newman and Wyatt Casper, 80, $179 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Taylor Santos, 10.2 seconds, $1,730; 2. Ben Robinson, 10.6, $1,504; 3. Brandt Ross, 10.8, $1,278; 4. Jason Schaffer, 11.4, $1,053; 5. Sam Levine, 11.6, $827; 6. Austin Barstow, 12.5, $602; 7. Matt Wznick, 12.7, $376; 8. Hank Hollenbeck, 12.9, $150. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Holly Wright, 17.37 seconds, $2,051; 2. Rene Cloninger, 17.53, $1,758; 3. Mary Walker, 17.55, $1,465; 4. Tara Stimpson, 17.57, $1,270; 5. Becky Fuson, 17.60, $977; 6. Ashley Sudan, 17.63, $781; 7. Dillon McPherson, 17.71, $586; 8. Shelby Blixt, 17.73, $391; 9. Callie Wollenburg, 17.77, $293; 10. Carrie Murnion, 17.79, $195. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Scott Snedecor, 10.5 seconds, $902; 2. JoJo LeMond, 13.3, $677; 3. J. Tom Fisher, 13.8, $451; 4. Corey Ross, 14.7, $226. Second round: 1. John Bland, 12.1 seconds, $902; 2. Bill Benson, 12.8, $677; 3. Brian Garr, 13.3, $451; 4. Fred Brown, 15.5, $226. Average: 1. John Bland, 28.1 seconds on two head, $1,354; 2. JoJo LeMond, 29.1, $1,015; 3. Corey Ross, 31.9, $677; 4. Dean Hanson, 45.0, $338. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Smith, 87 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls' Perculator, $1,922; 2. (tie) Ednei Caminhas and Guy Nordahl, 82, $1,308 each; 4. Jordan Hansen, 81, $801; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $65,885. Stock contractor: Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls. Rodeo secretary: Rowena Nelson. Officials: Bruce Keller, Jim Cutler and Clay Kirkham. Timers: Roberta Sankey, Ryan Sankey and Rowena Nelson. Announcer: Marty Campbell. Specialty act: Donnie Landis. Bullfighters: Sylvan La Cross and Tyson Hutchison. Clown/barrelman: Donnie Landis. Flankman: Wade Sankey. Pickup men: K.C. Verhelst and Jared Gill. Photographer: Mary Peters. Music director: Ryan Sankey.

Bonnyville Rodeo & Chuckwagon News Roundup

John Walters Wins The George Normand Memorial Buckle At The 2017 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship

 

2017 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship Champions
George Normand Memorial Buckle Winners

Warco Industrial Cooling Services Ltd. Outfit
(L-R): Outriders Dayton Sutherland, Driver John Walters, Outrider Ryan McNeill
Photo By Billy Melville

Capacity crowds, perfect weather conditions and exciting chuckwagon racing were the recipe for the 2017 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship. After some early morning rains, the racetrack was unaffected and the championship wrapped up on a sunny Sunday afternoon. When four days worth of times were added up, it was John Walters who captured the 2017 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship.

Driving the Warco Industrial Cooling Services Ltd. outfit, and along with outriders Ryan “Mad Dog” McNeill and Dayton Sutherland, John Walter captured the 2017 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and the George Normand Memorial Buckle with a four-day total time of 5:26.20. It was an impressive performance by John Walters who won the championship by a large 2.02 seconds margin over Vern Nolin. Third place went to two-time Bonnyville champion Kelly Sutherland, with Chanse Vigen and Kurt Bensmiller rounding out the top five overall. It’s the third career victory for John Walters, but his first at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship.

On the day, Kurt Bensmiller, driving the Friends of George Normand outfit, posted the fast time of the afternoon with a run of 1:20.96 from barrel 4 in the 9th heat. Jason Glass was second, Chad Harden was third, followed by Kelly Sutherland and Cliff Cunningham rounding out the top five on the afternoon.

The WPCA Pro Tour now moves to Strathmore for the Strathmore Stampede starting Friday, August 4, 2017. Live action can be heard starting on Friday at 9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT and 7:00pm MT on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, and Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville.

Billy Melville

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Bonnyville Pro Rodeo
Bonnyville, Alberta
July 28-29, 2017
Unofficial results

Bareback riding: 1. Dantan Bertsch, 79 points on Franklin Rodeo’s 713 Dark Night, $1210.36; 2. Ky Marshall, 78, $1001,66; 3. Spur Lacasse, 76, $792.98; 4. (tie) Dylan Bilton, Colin Adams and Bobby Peters, 75.5, $375.62 each

Steer wrestling: 1. Lucas Parker, 3.8 seconds, $1816.07; 2. Curtis Cassidy, 4.0, $1579.20; 3. (tie) Travis Reay and Brock Butterfield, 4.5, $1223.88 each; 5. Tyson Willick, 4.8, $868.56; 6. Layne Delemont, 4.9, $631.68; 7. Matt Richardson, 5.1, $394.80; 8. Cody Cassidy, 5.2, $157.92

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cole Scott, 79 points on Franklin Rodeo’s 258 Midnight Blue, $1229.41; 2. (tie) Josh Harden and Jim Berry, 78, $911.47; 4. Lane Watt, 77.5, $593.52; 5. Chad Thomson, 73.5, $381.55; 6. Lane Cust, 72, $211.97

Team roping: 1. Chase Simpson/Braidy Davies, 4.7 seconds, $1253.96 each; 2. Clay Ullery/Riley Wilson, 5.3, $1037.76; 3. Steele Depaoli/Logan Bird, 5.4, $821.56; 4. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 5.5, $605.36; 5. Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 5.8, $389.16; 6. Troy Fischer/Wyatt Eirikson, 6.3, $216.20

Tie-down roping: 1. Morgan Grant, 8.3 seconds, $1859.32; 2. Wyatt Hayes, 9.1, $1616.80; 3. Riley Warren, 9.2, $137428; 4. Keely Bonnett, 9.4, $1131.76; 5. Alwin Bouchard, 9.6, $899.24; 6. Tyler Johnson, 9.9, $646.72; 7. Scott Sigfusson, 10.1, $404.20; 8. Dustin Mandel, 10.2, $161.68

Barrel racing: 1. Shayna Weir, 17.782 seconds, $1645.35; 2. Cathy Grant, 17.811, $1408.59; 3. Jaime Hinton, 18.067, $1173.83; 4. Sydney Daines, 18.104, $1017.31; 5. Kirsty White, 18.105, $782.35; 6. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 18.132, $626.04; 7. Suzanne Depaoli, 18.161, $489.53; 8. Taylor Manning, 18.183, $313.02; 9. Jenna O’Reilly, 18.242, $234.77; 10. Lynette Brodoway, 18.278, $156.51

Bull riding: 1. Marcos Gloria, 85.5 points on Franklin Rodeo’s 84 Crooked Nose, $1286.67; 2. Garrett Green, 83.5, $1064.82; 3. Tanner Girletz, 77, $842.99; 4. Bryce West, 74, $621.15
Ground money: $155.29 each

Novice bareback riding: 1. Mason Helmeczi, 69.5 points, $465.60; 2. Connor Hamilton, 68.5, $349.20; 3. (tie) Bailey Plaisier and Colton Ouelette, 65, $184.60 each

Novice saddle bronc riding: 1. Cooper Thatcher, 63, $512.16; 2. Chance Barrass, 62, $384.12; 3. (tie) Ben Andersen and Hunter Sawley, 59, $192.06

Personnel:
Stock contractor:
 Franklin Rodeo; Timed event contractor: Chute 9 Cattle Co.; Secretary: Mac McKie; Announcer: Brett Gardiner; Timers: Beny Melvin, Corrine Alstott; Judges: Lenny Lawes, Cort Smith; Pick-up men: Terry Leeder, Jeff Resch; Bull fighters: Monte Phillips, Curtis Smythe; Comedy act: Tyson Wagner

Roche and Hillman win more than $21,000 each at Cheyenne Frontier Days 

CFD photo by Dan Hubbell. 

 

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Susan Kanode/CFD

CHEYENNE, Wyo. --- July 29, 2017 --- Baylor Roche of Tremonton, Utah, and Stevi Hillman of Weatherford, Texas, were the two highest money winners at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) which ended an eight-day run on Sunday.

            Those two were the only event leaders coming into the Championship Round to walk away with a title from the “Daddy of ‘em All.” Both rode gray American Quarter Horses to win their championships.

Roche’s steer wrestling winnings lacked $2 making $21,500. After winning the first round and placing third in the second, the two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was the last of 12 steer wrestlers to compete Sunday. Riding Caesar, a gelding owned by Idaho cowboy Bubba Boots, Roche’s time of 10.4 seconds was the fourth-fastest of the finals, but he still won the championship by 2.8 seconds. Last year’s CFD champion J.D. Struxness of Appleton, Minn., clocked a time of 8.2 to win the final round.

Winning his first CFD championship in his sixth time to compete here could not have been more opportune for Roche. “July has been pretty slow,” he said, “but this sure helped. I’m not sure it has even set in yet,” he said of winning the CFD title. “This rodeo is a pretty renowned one to do good at, let alone win.”

Hillman earned $22,554 in the women’s barrel racing riding a five-year-old gelding called Sharpie. The petite blonde earned almost $6,800 for winning round one and came into the finals with an overall lead of one-hundredth of a second. Sharpie and Hillman ran third and their time of 17.33 seconds won the round by 31 hundredths of a second. Their total of 52.44 on three runs was 44 hundredths faster than the second-fastest total.

“I’m truly speechless” Hillman said. “This is a rodeo that I’ve always wanted to do good at. I made the finals here last year. It’s just an incredible feeling to win this rodeo. It means a lot.”

Rain began to fall at Frontier Park during the second event and continued to fall steadily for much of the performance. 

Hillman said the wet ground was a concern. “I thought the ground might be bad for my horse because he’s never run in the mud,” she said. “It wasn’t dangerous, it was just a little wet and slick. Actually, it was kind of fun.”

Winners in the other six professional rodeo events and the all-around category ran the gamut, from repeat champions to those competing here for the first time. 

A pair of 21-year-old cowboys were the youngest champions. 

Brody Cress, who lives in nearby Hillsdale, Wyoming, won the saddle bronc riding title in dramatic fashion. The former Cheyenne high school wrestler and three-time state champion came into the finals trailing NFR bronc rider Jake Wright by half a point. Cress rode Charlie’s Angel of the Rafter G Rodeo string for 79.5 points, but was given the option of a reride. Since his total would not be enough to win the championship, Cress took the second chance. 

While Cress’s second horse was being loaded, Wright scored 84 points giving him an overall score of 252. That meant Cress would need to score 84.5 points to tie and 85 to win the title. 

The Sunday crowd of 12,419 roared as the hometown cowboy rode Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Black Box for 88.5 points to win the championship. Cress is the first Wyoming native to win the CFD saddle bronc riding championship since Kaycee’s Craig Latham did so in 1995.

The other 21-year-old CFD champion is tie-down roping Lane Livingston of Seymour, Texas. This was his first year to compete at Cheyenne and he made the most of the opportunity. He was second when the day began, but finished third in the finals with time of 14.3 seconds to earn the overall lead. Livingston’s time edged 2005 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Ryan Jarrett by four-tenths of a second.  

Livingston, who grew up on a ranch in West Texas, said winning CFD was a dream come true. The cowboy ranked ahead of him when the day began was none other than 23-time world champion and rodeo legend Trevor Brazile. Brazile competed in three events and won his third CFD all-around title. 

Two duos tied for the team roping title. Erich Rogers of Round Rock, Arizona, and Cory Petska of Marana, Arizona, were ranked seventh coming into the finals. Their time of 9.4 seconds was the fastest of the day. Their total time matched that of Brandon Webb of Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn of Blanchard, Okla. VonAhn won the championship here in 2014 with Luke Brown, but the other three were first-time winners. Rogers and Petska are NFR veterans while this is Webb’s first pro season after running his oilfield business for seven years.

Reigning world champion Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, has many rodeo accolades to his credit and he can add CFD champion to that list. O’Connell came from third overall to win the championship after scoring 87 points on Brookman Rodeo’s Continental Divide. 

“To win at Cheyenne, you are part of an elite group,” O’Connell said. “Look at our warm-up area.” The seats in that area feature plaques with names of previous rough-stock champions in Cheyenne going back more than 100 years. 

Winnie, Texas, has a lot to smile about in bull rider Clayton Foltyn. The three-time NFR qualifier earned his second Cheyenne Frontier Days championship on Sunday. Foltyn, was the all-around champion here in 2009 when he also competed in bareback riding. He was one of two men to ride all three bulls on Sunday and had the highest total at 255.5 points. 

               Foltyn won the final round with an 87-point effort on Dakota Rodeo’s Cheese Bandit. He was 41st in the world standings prior to Cheyenne and the $13,804 that he collected should give him a significant boost. 

Brady Garten is a second-generation steer roper that has been coming to Cheyenne since he was a child. His father, Shorty Garten, has qualified for the final round in the bull riding and steer roping. They both roped in the finals this year with Shorty finishing third overall. 

They will return to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with a new saddle, buckle and all the other items in the championship package. More importantly, Brady earned $10,850 in just the second rodeo he has entered this year. 

 

2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Champions

Bareback Riding – Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 254 points, $12,568

Steer Wrestling – Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 26.1 seconds, $21,498

Team Roping TIE – (header) Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, 28.4 seconds, $13,162

(heeler) Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., $13, 162

(header) Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., 28.4 seconds, $12,226

(heeler) Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., $12,226

Saddle Bronc Riding – Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 256 points, $14,241

Tie-Down Roping – Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas, 38.0 seconds, $16,085

Barrel Racing – Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 52.44 seconds $22,554 

Bull Riding – Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 255.5 points, $13,804

Steer Roping – Brady Garten, Chelsea, Okla., 51.6 seconds, $10,850

All-Around – Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, $13,949 competing in tie-down, team and steer roping

 

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 30, 2017 --- The following are unofficial winners from the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

 

Bareback Riding: (final round winners) 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, on Brookman Rodeo’s Continental Drift, 87 points, $ 1,650. 2, Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, 85.5, $1,250. 3, (tie) Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, and Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 85, $750 each. 5, Lane McGehee, Victoria, Texas, 84.5, $350. 6, (tie) Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., and Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., 83, $125 each. (overall winners) 1, O’Connell, 254 points, $8,446. 2, Vold, 253, $6,475. 3, David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 251, $4,786. 4, (tie) Biglow and McGehee, 249, $2,534 each. 6, Creasy, 248, $1,408. 7, Hooper, 247.5, $1,126. 8, (tie) Aus and Bennett, $246.5, $422 each.

 

Steer Wrestling: (final round winners) 1, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Wis., 8.2 seconds, $1,852. 2, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 10.1, $1,610. 3, Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., 10.3, $1,369. 4, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 10.4, $1,127. 5, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 10.9, $886. 6, Olin Hannum, Malad, Utah, 11.0, $644. 7, Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta, 12.0, $403. 8, Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., 12.9, $161. (overall winners) 1, Roche, 26.1 seconds, $9,434. 2, Guenthner, 28.9, $8,203. 3, Hannum, 33.2, $6,973. 4, Struxness, 33.3, $5,742. 5, Clark, 33.7, $4,512. 6, (tie)Thomas and Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla., 35.2, $2,666 each. 8, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 35.6, $820. 

 

Tie-Down Roping: (final round winners) 1, (tie) Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., and Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 13.6 seconds, $1,570 each. 3, Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas, 14.3, $1,241. 4, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 14.8, $1,022. 5, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 14.9, $803. 6, K.C. Miller, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 15.3, $584. 7, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 16.4, $365. 8, Michael Otero, Krum, Texas, 19.4, $146. (overall winners) 1, Livingston, 38.0 seconds, $9,663. 2, Jarrett, 38.4, $ 8,402. 3, Brazile, 39.1, $7,142. 4, Peek, 39.5, $5,882. 5, Martin, 41.0, $4,621. 6, Lewis, 41.2, $3,361. 7, Miller, 41.7, $2,101. 8, Otero, 45.3, $840.

 

Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round winners) 1, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bull’s Black Box, 88.5 points, $1,650. 2, Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 85.5, $1,250. 3, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 85.0, $900. 4, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 84.0, $600. 5, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 83.5, $350. 6, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 82.5, $250. (overall winners) 1, Cress, 256 points, $7,358. 2, Wright, 252, $5,641. 3, Thurston, 250, $4,169. 4, DeMoss, 249, $2,698. 5, Harter, 246, $1,717. 6, Crawley, 243, $1,226. 7, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 240.5, $981. 8, Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D., 240, $736. 

  

Team Roping: (final round winners) 1, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 9.4 seconds, $1,914 each. 2, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 9.5, $1,584. 3, Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.,9.6, $1,254. 4, Joshua and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., 10.1, $924. 5, Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 10.5, $594. 6, Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 10.7, $330. (overall winners) 1, (tie) Rogers and Petska, and Webb and VonAhn, 28.4 seconds, $8,582 each. 3, Rogers and Minor, 28.6, $6,785. 4, Minor and Minor, 29.2, $5,588. 5, Torres and Torres, 29.6, $4,391. 6, Egusquiza and Koontz, 30.9, $3,193. 7, Andrew and Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla., 32.8, $1,996. 8, Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., and Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla., 35.5, $798.

 

Barrel Racing: (final round winners) 1, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.33, $4,869. 2, Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 17.64, $3,652. 3, Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, 17.68, $2,435. 4, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 17.76, $1,217. (overall winners) 1, Hillman, 52.44 seconds, $9,860. 2, Kruse, 52.88, $8,452. 3, Pozzi -Tonozzi, 53.13, $7,043. 4, Schulze,53.32, $6,104. 5, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 53.37, $4,695. 6, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 53.5, $3,756. 7, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 53.54, $2,817. 8, Katelyn Scott, Odessa, Texas, 53.64, $1,878. 9, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 53.65, $1,409. 10, Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas, 53.66, $939.

 

Bull Riding: (final round winners) (three rides) 1, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 87 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Cheese Bandit, $2,050. 2, (tie) Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas, and Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 86, $1,475 each. (overall winners) 1, Foltyn, 255.5 points, $8,917. 2, Proctor, 250, $6,836. (on two) 3, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 173, $5,053. 4, Melancon, 172, $3,270. (on one) 5, Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo., 88.5, $2,081. 6, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 87.5, $1,486. 7, (tie) Elliott Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, and Bayle Warden, Charleston, Texas, 87, $1,040.

 

Steer Roping: (final round winners) (four times) 1, Brady Garten, Chelsea, Okla., 17.1 seconds, $2,064. 2, Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas, 18.9, $1,746. 3, Shorty Garten, Pawhuska, Okla., 19.8, $1,428. 4, Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D., 23.7, $889. (overall winners) 1, Brady Garten, 51.6 seconds, $9,008. 2, Davis, 52.8, $7,833. 3, Shorty Garten, 57.8, $6,658. 4, Garr, 60.8, $5,438. (on two) 5, Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla., 32.2, $4,308. 6, Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas, 33.5, $3,133. 7, Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas, 35.3, $1,958. 8, Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas, 36.3, $783.

 

               

Western Tradition 121 years strong at Cheyenne Frontier Days

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (July 30, 2017) -- For the past 121 years, Cheyenne has hosted a true celebration of Western heritage during Frontier Days. 

The local community, neighboring states and visitors from around the world support the efforts of approximately 2,900 volunteers to make memorable experiences for all patrons. The dedication of those volunteers is rewarded through support of those patrons at the rodeo, parades, pancake breakfasts, Indian Village, night shows and many other activities that make this 10-day event the “Daddy of ‘em All.” 

               This year’s numbers were in line with previous years. Four parades had 78,500 visitors. Three pancake breakfasts saw 24,764 meals served and 49,181 visited the Indian Village. With expanded entertainment options around the park and enhancements to the Western experience, total attendance for 2017 was 534,519. Rodeo attendance was 94,267 compared to 93,238 in 2016. 

               The final rodeo on Championship Sunday, July 30, had 12,419 fans bring the house down when local favorite Brody Cress won the saddle bronc riding title.  It was the third best-attended rodeo this year. The Behind the Chutes Tours gave 3,725 fans an up close and personal rodeo experience. 

               Military Monday set a new attendance record that was second only to the 100th anniversary. All branches of the military were honored with active personnel and veterans receiving free admission. The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leapfrogs, thrilled rodeo and night show fans by jumping into the arena at Frontier Park and the USAF Thunderbirds were another hit.  

               The rodeo has been the centerpiece of the celebration since it began in 1897 when Bill Jones earned the bronc riding championship. For the fourth year, the Cinch Shoot-Out kicked off the competition. Contestants competed on teams that raised $10,000 for local charities.  The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) sanctioned competition has grown to one of the most prestigious rodeos in the world. This year’s 1,243 contestants participated in nine events for $846,118 in prize money.  

               Through the Cinch Shoot-Out on opening day, the PRCA and WPRA sanctioned slack competition, nine rodeo performances and two Championship Bull Riding events, there were no serious injuries to competitors. The Justin Sportsmedicine Team was onsite and provided treatment for 400 minor injuries. 

               A new partnership with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Equine Clinical Services program provided comprehensive care to equine animal athletes at Cheyenne. The CSU Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation veterinarians provided care similar to athletic trainers for contestants. Onsite services included digital radiographs, ultrasound, acupuncture, chiropractic care and shock wave therapy. 

               The rodeo and parades, along with horse demonstrations and bull riding saw more than 6,000 animals come through Frontier Park. Approximately two-thirds of them were part of the rodeo. A team of veterinarians checked those animals before and after performances. Reports showed that 159 of those animals were examined. Treatments were provided to 44 of them with all but five expected to make a full recovery. 

               The Bureau of Land Management in cooperation with Mantle Ranch Wild Horse and Burro Training presented wild horses and burros that were all adopted. Demonstrations were provided by the Mantle family and Madison Shamburg also known as Mustang Maddy. 

               Championship Bull Riding brought their world championships to Cheyenne as part of the night shows. They paid $525,000 to bull riders, bull owners and bull fighters. The big winner was Sage Kimzey who won his third world title in that organization and a $100,000 bonus. 

               RFD-TV broadcast their popular Western Sports Roundup on Rural Radio and the new Cowboy Channel from Frontier town. Their broadcast reached over 70 million fans. The final three performances were webcast on the Wrangler Network. Over 300,000 people from 52 countries enjoyed the global coverage. 

               Night shows were once again a popular attraction with the largest crowd of 19,660 turning out for Jason Aldean and special guest the Casey Donahew. Total night show attendance was 107,445 compared to last year’s record setting 118,123. 

               “It continues to amaze me how all of our volunteers come together to make this event happen,” said Bill Berg, General Chairman of Cheyenne Frontier Days. “It takes a lot of planning, hard work and dedication and the best reward is knowing that so many fans have participated and had a good time.”

 

Wild Horse Race: (final round winners) 1, Jason Smith Team, $848. 2, Golf & Sports Solution, $636. 3,

Trevor Brazile leads tie-down roping, all-around at Cheyenne Frontier Days 

Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, leads for his eighth Cheyenne Frontier Days title (his second in tie-down roping) after winning round two on Friday with this 10.5-second run and taking first overall. The 23-time world champion has been coming to this rodeo since he was a child watching his father compete. – CFD photo by Dan Hubbell.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. --- July 29, 2017 --- Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, moved into the lead for a possible eighth and ninth Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) championship on Saturday.

The 23-time world champion won round two of tie-down roping with a time of 10.5 seconds and captured first overall with a total time of 22.7. Brazile won the tie-down title at the “Daddy of ‘em All” in 2014. He also won the CFD team roping title in 2012 and the steer roping three times (2000, 2001 and 2013). 

Although he has won the all-around championship here twice, he hasn’t done so since 2002. No one has won money in two events at Frontier Park this year, so the all-around title will go to the person that competed in two or more events and wins the most money. Brazile has the lead, but several other cowboys could win the versatility award.

Cheyenne Frontier Days is a family tradition for Brazile. When he was a child, he competed in dummy-roping matches against other youngsters under the grandstands when his father competed here. His daughter Style is carrying on that legacy. She was roping the dummy against the boys in the cowboy parking area on Sunday.  

Stevi Hillman of Weatherford, Texas, took the overall lead in barrel racing Saturday. Her time of 17.63 was only good enough for eighth in the second round, but gave her a total of 35.11, edging Wyoming’s Cassidy Kruse by one one-hundredth of a second. She also added $1,252 to the $6,573 she pocketed for winning the first round at CFD.

Hillman, who qualified for her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) last year, is currently second in the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association (WPRA) world standings. 

The radiologic technician is riding a five-year-old gray gelding called Sharpie (registered name MCMImaSharpGuy,) owned by Matt and Bendi Dunn. This is Sharpie’s first year to rodeo. Hillman began riding him in February and has been thrilled with his poise. Sharpie previously competed primarily in futurity barrel races where there aren’t a lot of distractions. Many horses take a while to acclimate to the rodeo atmosphere.

“He was pretty wound up, with everything going on in the performance,” Hillman said. “But he stayed focused and I was proud of him.

The competition concluded Saturday in the rookie saddle bronc riding. Quincy Crum of McArthur, California, took the championship with a total of 147 points. Crum, who qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo for Western Nevada College, was excited to win “the Daddy.”

“I’m extremely honored to compete at Cheyenne,” Crum said, “and to win it is huge.”

Crum works on his family’s ranch and shoes horses when not competing in rodeos. When he learned that his name would be added to a list of CFD winners that began in 1911 and includes many legendary bronc riders, Crum was stunned. “That’s pretty special, pretty cool,” he said.

Championship Sunday at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo begins at 12:15 p.m. Sunday when titles will be awarded in the all-around, eight events and the wild horse race.

 

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 29, 2017 --- The following are second-round winners and Championship Sunday qualifiers at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

 

Bareback Riding: (second round winners) 1, (tie) Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., on United Pro Rodeo’s Pow Wow Rocks, and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, on Stace Smith Rodeos’ Size Matters, 86 points, $4,974. 3, (tie) David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., and Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas, 84.5, $2,628 each. 5, (tie) Trenton Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., and Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84, $1,126 each. 7, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 83.5, $751. 8, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, and Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, $282. (finals qualifiers) 1, Peebles, 169 points. 2, Vold, 167.5. 3, O’Connell, 167. 4, Bennett, 166.5.  5, Montero, 166. 6, (tie) Creasy and Champion, 165. 8, Lane McGehee, Victoria, Texas, 164.5. 9, (tie) Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., and Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 164. 11, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 163.5. 12, Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, 162.5.

 

Steer Wrestling: (second round winners) 1, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 6.9 seconds, $6,289. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta, 8.9, $5,469. 3, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 9.0, $4,648. 4, Miles Switzer, Morro Bay, Calif., 9.1, $3,828. 5, Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., 9.5, $3,008. 6, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Wis., 9.7, $2,187. 7, (tie) Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas, 10.4, $957 each. (finals qualifiers) 1, Roche, 15.7 seconds. 2, Guenthner, 16.9. 3, (tie) Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., and Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., 20.8. 5, Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla., 22.0.  6, Olin Hannum, Malad, Utah, 22.2. 7, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 23.8. 8, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 24.3. 9, Struxness, 25.1. 10, Shofner,  26.0. 11, Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., 26.0. 12, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 26.1.

 

Tie-Down Roping: (second round winners) 1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 10.5 seconds, $6,442. 2, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 11.3, $5,602. 3, Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M., 11.5, $4,761. 4, Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 11.6, $3,921. 5, (tie) Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla., and Randall Carlisle, Loranger, La., 11.7, $2,661. 7, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 11.9, $1,400. 8, (tie) Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, and Cole Robinson, Moorcroft, Wyo., $280.  (finals qualifiers) 1, Brazile, 22.7 seconds. 2, Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas, 23.7. 3, J Schneeberger, 23.8. 4, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 24.8. 5, Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga., 25.0. 6, Sechrist, 25.7. 7, (tie) Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., and Michael Otero, Lowdesboro, Ala., 25.9.  9, Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 26.1. 10, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 26.2. 11, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 26.3. 12, K.C. Miller, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 26.4.

 

Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round winners) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 85 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s Blew Apart, $4,905. 2, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 84, $3,761. 3, Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D., $2,780. 4, (tie) Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo.; Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.; Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., and Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 83, $1,104 each. 8, (tie) Alex Wright, Milford, Utah; Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, and Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, 82, $164 each. (finals qualifiers) 1, Jake Wright, 168 points. 2, Cress, 167.5. 3, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 165.5. 4, (tie) Lufkin and Thurston, 165. 6, Colton Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 164. 7, (tie) Jandreau; Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, and Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 160.5. 10, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.,159. 11, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 158.5. 12, (tie) Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo., and Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 157. 

 

Rookie Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round winners) 1, Calvin Shaffer, Elgin, Ore., 79 points, $1,230. 2, Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., 77, $932.16. 3, Quincy Crum, McArthur, Calif, 75, $671.  4, Nathan Duckworth, New Plymouth, Idaho, 72, $447. 5, (tie) Chance Masters, Leon, Iowa; Dawson Dahm, Tomahawk, Calif., and Lefty Holman, 71, Visalia, Calif., $149 each. (total on two) 1, Crum, 147 points, $1,230. 2, (tie) Espeland and Holman, 131, $802 each. 4, Chase Zweifel, Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, $447. 5, (tie) Lane Darrel Schuelke, Newell, S.D., and Sage Newman, Melstone, Mont. $224 each.  

 

Team Roping: (second round winners) 1, Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont., and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 7.2 seconds, $6,120 each. 2, Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo., and Kory Bramwell, Chromo, Colo., 7.7, $5,322 each. 3, Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo., and Trey Johnson, Burleson, Texas, 8.3, $,524 each. 4, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 8.5, $3,725. 5, (tie) Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas; Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, and Jay Tittle, Pueblo, Colo., and Richard Durham, Weatherford, Texas, 8.6, $2,129 each. 8, Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla., and Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo., $532. (finals qualifiers) 1, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Levi Tyan, Wallace, Neb., 16.9 seconds. 2, (tie) J.D. Yates and Jay Wadhams, Pueblo, Colo.; and Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 18.7. 3, (tie) Wade and Kyon Kreutzer, La Veta, Colo.; and Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 18.8. 6, Andrew and Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla., 18.9. 7, (tie) Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.; and Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., and Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla., 19.0. 8, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 19.1. 9, Joshua and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., 19.5. 10, Richard and Skelton, 19.8. 11, Egusquiza and Koontz; and Clay Ullery, Two Hills, Alberta, and Riley Wilson, Cardston, Alberta, 20.1.

 

Barrel Racing: (second round winners) 1, (tie) Carla Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas, 17.44, $6,104 each. 3, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 17.48, $4,695. 4, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., $4,069. 5, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 17.56, $3,130. 6, Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas, 17.59, $2,504. 6, Jordan Bassett, Dewey, Ariz., 17.62, $1,878. 8. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.63, $1,252. 9, Katelyn Scott, Odessa, Texas, 17.64, $939. 10, Hallie Hanssen, Hermosa, S.D., 17.68, $626. (finals qualifiers) 1, Hillman, 35.11. 2, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 35.12. 3, Bean, 35.36 seconds. 4, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 35.38. 5, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 35.43. 6, Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, 35.45. 7, Darling, 35.53. 8, Bettis, 35.56. 9, Hollings, 35.66. 10, Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 35.68. 11, Scott, 35.71. 12, Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla., 35.78.

 

Bull Riding: (second round winners) 1, Cody Teel, 89 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Bomb Pop, $5,945. 2, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 87.5. 3, Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas, 86. 4, Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas, 85.5. 5, (tie) Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.; Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, and Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M., 83, $1,057 each. (finals qualifiers) 1, Teel, 173 points. 2, Foltyn, 168.5. 3, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 164. (on one) 4, Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo., 88.5. 5, Reiste, 87.5. 6, (tie) Elliott Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, and Bayle Warden, Charleston, Texas, 87. 8, Melancon, 86. 9, Vastbinder, 85.5. 10, Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif., 85.5. 11, (tie) Boudreau Campbell, Crockett, Texas; Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.; Brandon Averett, Maurepas, La., and Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M., 83. 15, Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas, and Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kansas, 82.

 

Steer Roping: (first round winners) 1, Chad Mathis, Ben Wheeler, Texas, 14.7, $6,005. 2, (tie) Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla., and Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas, 15.5, $4,830 each. 4, (tie) Vin Fisher, Jr., Andrews, Texas, and Trent Mills, Gillette, Wyo., 15.7, $3,264 each. 6, Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo., 16.3. $2,089. 7, Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas, 16.3, $1,306. 8, (tie) Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D., and Jim Locke, Miami, Texas, 16.5, $261. (second round winners) 1, Miles Williams, Gillette, Wyo., 14.2, $6,005. 2, J.R. Magdeburg III, Roland, Okla., 14.4, $5,222. 3, (tie) Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas, and Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo., 14.5, $4,047. 5, Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo., 15.6, $2,872. 6, Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla., 15.9, $1,306. 7, Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas, $1,306. 8, Cody Scheck, Dighton, Kan., 16.0, $522. (finals qualifiers) 1, Herren, 32.2. 2, Evans, 33.5. 3, Davis, 33.9. 4, Brady Garten, Chelsea, Okla., 34.5. 5, Lee, 35.3. 6, Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas, 36.3. 7, Scott Stickley, Whitesboro, Texas, 36.4. 8, Ryan Rochlitz, Minatare, Neb., 36.9. 9, Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D., 37.1. 10, Shorty Garten, Pawhuska, Okla., 38.0. 11, Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D., 38.1. 12, Locke, 36.2.  

 

Wild Horse Race: 1, Team Agin.com, $610. 

Baylor Roche bests 161 steer wrestlers to win first round of Cheyenne Frontier Days 

Baylor Roche’s first run earned nearly $6,300 at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Roche’s time of 6.7 seconds on Friday was the fastest of all 161 steer wrestlers competing at this year’s rodeo. – CFD photo by Dan Hubbell. 

 

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. --- July 28, 2017 --- Baylor Roche of Tremonton, Utah, took less than seven seconds to earn the biggest Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) paycheck of his career on Friday. The two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) steer wrestler won just under a thousand dollars here two years ago, when he placed eighth in the final round and finished eigth overall. 

This year his time of 6.7 seconds was the fastest of all 161 steer wrestlers, won the first round and earned him nearly $6,300. He will compete in the second round on Saturday with a chance to qualify for Championship Sunday again.

Roche, 28, was riding a borrowed horse named Caesar that is owned by collegiate all-around cowboy Bubba Boots from Idaho. Roche’s younger brother Baxter competed on the first day of steer wrestling here and rode Caesar, then recommended that Baylor ride the horse as well. The recommendation was a good one for both rider and owner, with Roche paying Boots nearly $800 of his winnings in “rent.” 

            The first-round paycheck was well-timed, pushing Roche from 11th to 9th in the world standings. Additional winnings would help Roche to solidify a berth at his third NFR.

            It’s been ten years since Tim Pharr competed at the “Daddy of ‘em All.” The tie-down roper from Resaca, Georgia, wasted no time in making his presence known at the 121st edition of CFD. He turned in a time of 10.7 seconds, tying for second place in the first round and earning $5,181. 

Another solid run on Saturday would put Pharr into the championship round. Should he make the field of 12 on Sunday, he could be the first tie-down roper from east of the Mississippi to win the CFD championship since Floridian Rabe Rabon did it 31 years ago.

            Pharr, who raises and trains roping horses, is riding a 15-year-old mare that he calls Maggie. “She doesn’t mess up,” Pharr said of the blaze-faced sorrel mare, and that quality is important in a horse when competing in the 700’ long arena at Frontier Park.

            The eighth performance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo begins at 12:15 p.m. Saturday. That performance will complete the second round of competition and determine the field for Championship Sunday.  

 

 

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 28, 2017 --- The following are leaders at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

 

Bareback Riding: (first round winners) 1, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 86.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Just Peachy, $5,630. 2, Jake Vold, Panoka, Alberta, 85.5, $4,317. 3, (tie) David Peebles, Redmond, Ore.; Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, and Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 84.5, $2,190 each. 6, (tie) Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., and Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 83.5, $845 each. (second round leaders) 1, (tie) Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., on United Pro Rodeo’s Pow Wow Rocks, and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, on Stace Smith Rodeos’ Size Matters, 86 points. 3, Peebles, 84.5. 4, (tie) Trenton Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., and Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84. 6, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 83.5. (total on two) 1, Peebles, 169 points. 2, Vold, 167.5. Bennett, 166.5. 4, Montero, 166. 5, (tie) Creasy and Champion, 165. 7, Lane McGehee, Victoria, Texas,164.5. 8, (tie) Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., and Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 164.

 

Steer Wrestling: (first round winners) 1, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 6.7 seconds, $6,289. 2, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 7.2, $5,469. 3, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 7.5, $4,648. 4, Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta, 8.0, $3,828. 5, Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas, 8.1, $3,008. 6, Josh Boka, Dillon, Mont., 8.6, $2,187. 7, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 8.7, $1,367. 8, Jake Johnson, Mapleton, Kan., $547. (second round leaders) 1, Guenthner, 8.9 seconds. 2, Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., 9.5. 3, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Wis., 9.7. 5, (tie) Clark and Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas, 10.4.  11.4. (total on two) 1, Guenthner, 16.9 points. 2, (tie) Martin and Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., 20.8. 4, Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla., 22.0.  5, Olin Hannum, Malad, Utah, 22.2. 6, Guy, 23.8. 7, Struxness, 25.1. 8, Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., 26.0.

 

Tie-Down Roping: (first round winners)1, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 9.9 seconds, $6,442. 2, (tie) Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas, and Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga., 10.7, $5,182 each. 4, Mesquite Kody Mahaffey, Sweetwater, Texas, 11.1, $3,921. 5, (tie) Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah; Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., and Seth Cooke, Weatherford, Texas, 11.5, $2,241 each. 8, (tie) Blair Burk, Durant, Okla., and Lane Jeffrey, Wilburton, Okla., $230. (second round) 1, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 11.3. 2, Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M., 11.5. 3, Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 11.6. 4, (tie) Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla., and Randall Carlisle, Loranger, La., 11.7. 6, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 11.9.  (total on two) 1, Livingston, 23.7 seconds. 2, Schneeberger, 23.8. 3, Jarrett, 24.8. 4, Sechrist, 25.7. 5, Michael Otero, Lowdesboro, Ala., 25.9.  6, Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 26.1. 7, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 26.2. 8, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 26.3.

 

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round winners) 1, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 86 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Jumbo Jet, $4,905. 2, (tie) Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., and Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 85, $3,270 each. 4, (tie) Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, and Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 83.5, $1.472 each. 6, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 83, $736 each. 8, Colton J Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 82.5, $491. (second round leaders) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 85 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s Blew Apart. 2, Cress, 84. 3, (tie) Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo.; Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., and Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 83. 6, (tie) Alex Wright, Milford, Utah, and Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, 82. (total on two) 1, Jake Wright, 168 points. 2, Cress, 167.5. 3, Lufkin, 165. 5, Miller, 164. 6, (tie) Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, and Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 160.5. 85, Braden, 159. 

 

Rookie Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round winners)1, Jake Foster, Meadow, S.D., 74.5 points $1,230. 2, Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, 73.5, $932. 3, Houston Garrett Brown, Miles City, Mont., 73, $671. 4, Quincy Crum, McArthur, Calif., 72, $447. 5, Johnny Espeland, Tygh Valley, Ore., and Sage Newman, Melstone, Mont., 71. $224. (second round leaders) 1, Calvin Shaffer, Elgin, Ore., 79 points. 2, Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., 77. 3, Crum, 75.  4. Cole Christianson, Greenbush, Minn., 74. 5, Nathan Duckworth, New Plymouth, Idaho, 72. 6, (tie) Chance Masters, Leon, Iowa; Dawson Dahm, Duffield, Alberta, and Holman, 71. (total on two) 1, Crum, 147 points. 2, (tie) Espeland and Lefty Holman, Visalia, Calif., 131. 4, Corey LeFebre, Bloomfield, N.M., 125. 5, Duckworth, 124. 6, Jace Lane, Leedey, Okla., 120. 7, Tegan Smith, Winterset, Iowa, 117.5. 8, Reed Neely, Sanger, Calif., 117.5.  

 

Team Roping: (first round winners) 1, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Levi Tyan, Wallace, Neb., 7.3 seconds, $6,120 each. 2, (tie) Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., and Wade and Kyon Kreutzer, La Veta, Colo., 8.7, $4.923 each. 4, (tie) Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., and Aaron Macy, Post, Texas, and Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif., 8.8, $3,326 each. 6, (tie) Andrew and Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla., and Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 9.0, $1,730 each. 8, J.D. Yates and Jay Wadhams, Pueblo, Colo., $532 each. (second round) 1, Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont., and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 7.2. 3, Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo., and Trey Johnson, Burleson, Texas, 8.3. 4, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 8.5. 5, (tie) Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas; and Jay Tittle, Pueblo, Colo., and Richard Durham, Weatherford, Texas, 8.6. (total on two) 1, Tierney and Tyon, 16.9 seconds. 2, (tie) Yates and Wadhams; and Minor and Minor, 18.7. 4, (tie) Wade and Kyon Kreutzer, and Webb and VonAhn, 18.8. 6, Andrew and Reagan Ward, 18.9.

 

Barrel Racing: (second round leaders) 1, (tie) Carla Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas, 17.44. 3, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 17.48. 4, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 17.56. 5, Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas, 17.59. 6, Jordan Bassett, Dewey, Ariz., 17.62. 7. Katelyn Scott, Odessa, Texas, 17.64. 8, Hallie Hanssen, Hermosa, S.D., 17.68. (total on two) 1, Bean, 35.36 seconds. 2, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 35.43. 3, Pozzi-Tonozzi, 35.45. 4, Darling, 35.53. 5, Bettis, 35.56. 6, Hollings, 35.66. 7, Scott, 35.71. 8, Hanssen, 35.79

 

Bull Riding: (first round winners) 1, Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo., 88.5 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Red Cloud, $5,945. 2, (tie) Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, and Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas, 87, $3,963 each. 4, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, $2,180. 5, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 84, $1,387. 6. Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif., $991. 7, (tie) Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, and Brendon Averett, Loranger, La., 83, $694 each. (second round leaders) (four rides) 1, Teel, 89 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Bomb Pop. 2, Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas, 85.5. 3, (tie) Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla., and Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M., 83. 5, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 81. 6, Riley Blankenship, Killdeer, N.D. 67. (total on two) 1, Teel, 173 points. (on one) 2, Fugate, 88.5. 3, (tie) Jacoby and Warden, 87. 5, Vastbinder, 85.5. 6, (tie) Campbell, Sellars, Averett and Danley, 83. 

 

Wild Horse Race: 1, Jason Smith Team, $610.  2, Team Agin.com, $457. 3, Wagon Burners, $305. 4, Joe Even Team, $152.

 

Pro Rodeo For The Record: Nebraska's Big Rodeo

1983 PRCA bull riding champion Cody Snyder went above and beyond at Nebraska's Big Rodeo that same year, notching a 90-point ride, tied for the best mark ever in Burwell.

Cody Snyder

Cody Snyder

Since Nebraska’s Big Rodeo started in 1921 in the small farming town of Burwell, this rodeo has seen its share of rodeo legends, and legendary rides. The likes of Casey Tibbs and Larry Mahan have competed in Burwell, but only the best rides make the arena record books.

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo kicked off its 96th competition on July 26 and the final round is set for Saturday evening, and each ride is a chance to set a new arena record.

Nearly all of Burwell’s records have been broken within the last decade, except for bull rider Cody Snyder’s 90-point ride from 1983 which has only been matched one time – by Tyler Willis in 2012. 

Bareback rider Will Lowe set the arena record in 2013 with his 89-point ride. 

Steer wrestler Brett Gumb – a local resident of Burwell – set the arena record in 2013 with his 3.6-second time. 

The team roping arena record of 4.7 seconds, which was originally set by Dustin Davis and Kinney Harrell in 2013, has a three-way tie. In 2014, Levi Tyan and Christopher Sherman, and Nick Sartain and Rich Skelton, also clocked in at 4.7 seconds. 

Saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley set the Burwell record in 2014 with his 87-point ride. 

Tie-down roper Jerome Schneeberger’s 2005 time of 8.2 seconds remains the Burwell arena record. 

For 18 years, no barrel racer has been able to top Tamara Reinhardt’s 1999 record-setting time of 17.42 seconds.

Steer roper Lawson Plemons set the Burwell record with his 9.0-second time in 2009.