Team ropers busy at Reno Rodeo on Monday

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RENO, NEV., June 22, 2015 --- It was a busy day for team ropers at the Reno Rodeo on Monday, with the Bob Feist Invitational Roping (BFI) going on in the events center and first round team roping in the arena during the day.


Team ropers here compete once in the morning, then come back and rope their second steer during the performance. Their times are added together with the 12 that have the highest total time on two runs advancing to Saturday night’s championship finals.


Some of the ropers that took advantage of the opportunity to rope at the BFI and in the Reno Rodeo had great success in the outdoor arena for the 96th annual rodeo. Among those were world champions Nick Sartain and Rich Skelton. Sartain has one gold buckle in the heading and Skelton has a record eight in heeling.


They roped their first steer here in 5.1 seconds to move into second place in the first round.  They loped their horses back to the events center and roped in the BFI finishing in 15th place. Then a quick break and they were at the fourth rodeo performance where they stopped the clock in 6.5 seconds.


Sartain, from Dover, Okla., and Skelton, from Llano, Texas are currently in fifth place in the overall standings and are in good shape to make it back here Saturday night. Skelton was seriously injured in an accident near his home on May 15. He was driving a tractor and was rear ended by a truck pulling a livestock trailer and a small car. The tractor tipped over on its side and ejected Skelton out of the top. He sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the hospital in Austin, Texas. This is his first rodeo back after the injuries.


Other team ropers that moved into the overall standings after Monday night’s rodeo are seven-time world champion Jake Barnes and Junior Nogueira from Scottsdale, Ariz. They are second with a total time of 11.3 seconds. The new paring of Joel Bach and Jim Ross Cooper have a total of 11.4 seconds. Bach is from Mount Vernon, Texas, and Ross hails from Monument, N.M. Montana’s Travis Tryan and Oklahoma’s Jett Hillman are in fourth place with an 11.5.


The fifth performance begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are available at or by calling 800-325-7328..


RENO, NEV., June 22, 2015 --- Following are unofficial results from the Reno Rodeo:


Fourth Performance --

Bareback Riding:  1, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 83 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s Rio’s Edge. 2, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 77. 3, David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 75. 4, Cody Joe Ziober, Huntsville, Texas, 73. 


Steer Wrestling:  1, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 4.5 seconds. 2, Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D>, 4.8. 3, Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La., 4.8. 4, Cash Myers, Athens, Texs, 5.2. 


Team Roping: 1, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 5.3 seconds. 2, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jett Hillman, Purcell, Okla., 5.9. 3, Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 6.1. 4, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 6.5.  


Saddle Bronc Riding:  1, (tie) Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., on Flying Five Rodeo’s #340; Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., on Flying Five Rodeo’s #352; and Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, on Flying Five Rodeo’s Bronci Blue; 75 points each. 4, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 71.


Tie-Down Roping:  1, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 9.0 seconds. 2, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 9.5. 3, Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, 10.4. 4, (tie) Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo., and Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 15.6.


Barrel Racing:  1, Katelyn McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.16 seconds. 2, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.19. 3, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.39. 4, Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas, 17.47.


Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas, 79 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s YJC#2. 2, Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash., 77.




Bareback Riding:  First Round:  1, Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, 80 points on Western Rodeo’s Another Gray. 2, (tie) Brian Bain,  Powell Butte, Ore.; Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas; and Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 78 each.  Second Round:  1, (tie) Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., on Rosser Rodeo’s Willhock and Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., on Big Bend Rodeo’s Faded Winds, 83 points each. 3, Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., 82. 4, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 81. Total on two: 1, Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, 159. 2, (tie) Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., and Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., 157. 4, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 156.


Steer Wrestling:  First Round: 1, Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 4.2 seconds. 2, Olin HAnnum, Malad, Idaho, 4.5. 3, (tie) Ryan Bothum, Caddo, Okla., and Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D., 4.7 each. Second Round:  1, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta and Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 4.0. 3, John Herl, Goodland, Kan., 4.4. 4, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 4.5. Total on two:  1, Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 8.9. 2, Josh Clark, Texarkana, Texas, 9.2. 3, Jon Herl, Goodland, Kan., 9.3. 4, Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D., 9.5.


Team Roping:  First Round:  1, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 4.8 seconds. 2, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 5.1. 3, Jake Barnes and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 5.2. 4, (tie) Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.; and Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M, 5,4. Second Round:  1, Bubba Buckaloo, Caddo, Okla., and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 4.9. 2, Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, III, Columbus, Kan., 5,1. 3, (tie) Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.; and Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz., and Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.; 5.3. Total on two:  1, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 10.3. 2, Jake Barnes and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 11.3. 3, Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 11.4. 4, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jett Hillman, Purcell, Okla., 11.5.


Saddle Bronc Riding:  First Round: 1, Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 84 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s 18 Karat Kowboy. 2, Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 82. 3, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 77. 4, (tie) Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba and Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 76 each. Second Round:  1, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 82 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Hat Stomper. 2, Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, 77. 3, (tie) Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.; Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.; and Sam Spreadbrough, Snyder, Texas; 75. Total on two:  1, Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 157. 2, (tie) Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 150. 4, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 149.


Tie-Down Roping:  First Round:  1, Ryan Watkins, Dublin, Texas, 8.7 seconds. 2, J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah, 8.9.. 3, (tie) Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., and Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., 9.3 each. Second Round:  1, Timber Moore, Argyle, Texas, 7.9. 2, Clay Long, San Angelo, Texas, 8.7. 3, Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan., 9.0. 4, Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., 9.1. Total on two:  1, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala., 18.3. 2, Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., 18.4. 3, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 18.8. 4, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 18.9.


Barrel Racing: First Round: 1, Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M., 17.31 seconds. 2, Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 17.33. 3, Callie DuPerier, Bandera, Texas, 17.36. 4, Ruth Haislip, Acampo, Calif., 17.39. Second Round: 1, Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 16.94. 2, Katelyn McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.16. 2, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.19. 3, Kassidy Dennison, Tohatche, N.M., 17.23. 4, Michele Mcleod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.39.  Total on two:  1, Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 34.27. 2, Kassidy, Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M., 34.54. 3, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 34.61. 4, Callie DuPerier, Bandera, Texas, 34.67.


Bull Riding:  First Round:  1, Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas, 82 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Warbird. 2, Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas, 81. 3, Reid Baker, Comfort, Texas, 79. 4, (tie) Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas; Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.; and Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash.; 77 each.