Sterling Crawley captures first Salinas win

 

 

SALINAS, Calif. – After missing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo a year ago, saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawley is hungry to make a trip to Las Vegas in 2015.

 

The Stephenville, Texas, cowboy gave his season a much-needed boost when he won the prestigious California Rodeo Salinas (July 16-19).

 

Crawley captured the coveted crown with 164 points on two head July 19 at the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold rodeo before more than 16,123 fans at the Salinas Sports Complex.

 

“This is the first time I’ve won this rodeo, and I always wanted this buckle,” said Crawley, 24. “I couldn’t be happier. Honestly, things weren’t going too great about two months ago and my brother (Jacobs) helped me get my head together and go back to the basics and I’ve been able to get some stuff going again. I was very lucky to have Jacobs there for me.”

 

Jacobs Crawley, 27, is fourth in the July 20 Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings. He’s qualified for the WNFR four times (2011-14).

 

Sterling Crawley took the lead at Salinas with an 84-point ride on Rafter G Rodeo’s Sundance July 16, and then clinched the average crown with an 80-point ride on Four Star Rodeo’s Rounder in the final round.

 

“That was an awesome horse,” Crawley said of Rounder. “I was just plum tickled when I found out I had him. I’d never been on either of those horses, and I’d love to have those two horses at any rodeo.”

 

Sterling Crawley moved from 20th to 15th in the July 20 world standings. Last year, he placed 17th in the standings, on the heels of making back-to-back WNFRs in 2012-13. Crawley finished 14th and 15th in the world during his two WNFR appearances.

 

“I just need to stay with the basics and keep my momentum going,” said Crawley, who also won the July 7-11 Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver rodeo, with 169 points on two head. 

Other winners at the $407,880 rodeo were all-around cowboy Doyle Hoskins ($7,878 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback riders Will Lowe and Caleb Bennett (164 points each on two head), steer wrestler Ty Erickson (21.5 seconds on three head), team ropers Jake Cooper and Tyler McKnight (43.9 seconds on five head), tie-down roper Reese Riemer (34.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Christina Richman (65.21 seconds on four runs) and bull rider Shane Proctor (170 points on two head).

California Rodeo Salinas


Salinas, Calif., July 16-19


All-around cowboy: Doyle Hoskins, $7,878, tie-down roping and team roping.


Bareback riding: First round: 1. (tie) Caleb Bennett on Flying U Rodeo's Comanchero and Will Lowe on Four Star Rodeo's Casey, 81 points, $3,634 each; 3. Clint Cannon, 80, $2,332; 4. (tie) Richmond Champion, Trenten Montero and Jessy Davis, 79, $1,051 each; 7. (tie) Kaycee Feild, Kash Wilson, Seth Hardwick and Ty Fast Taypotat, 78, $240 each. Finals: 1. Tyler Scales, 85 points on Bar T Rodeo's Ruby's Girl, $1,650; 2. (tie) Seth Hardwick, Caleb Bennett and Will Lowe, 83, $917 each; 5. Kaycee Feild, 81, $350; 6. Kash Wilson, 79, $250. Average: 1. (tie) Will Lowe and Caleb Bennett, 164 points on two head, $3,634 each; 3. Tyler Scales, 162, $2,332; 4. Seth Hardwick, 161, $1,509; 5. Kaycee Feild, 159, $960; 6. (tie) Richmond Champion and Kash Wilson, 157, $617 each; 8. Trenten Montero, 156, $411. 


Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Ty Mitchell, 6.1 seconds, $2,986; 2. Jacob Shofner, 6.3, $2,596; 3. Bray Armes, 6.4, $2,207; 4. (tie) Tommy Cook and K.C. Jones, 6.9, $1,623 each; 6. Dane Browning, 7.0, $1,039; 7. (tie) Jon Ragatz and Blake Knowles, 7.4, $454 each. Second round: 1. Jake Kraupie, 5.9 seconds, $2,986; 2. Casey Martin, 6.1, $2,596; 3. Dakota Eldridge, 6.4, $2,207; 4. (tie) Cole Fulton and Jason Thomas, 6.5, $1,623 each; 6. (tie) Nick Guy, Rowdy Parrott and Stan Branco, 6.8, $649 each. Finals: 1. (tie) Trevor Knowles and Ty Erickson, 6.7 seconds, $1,087 each; 3. Blake Knowles, 6.8, $779; 4. Olin Hannum, 6.9, $574; 5. Bray Armes, 7.2, $369; 6. Jon Ragatz, 7.9, $205. Average: 1. Ty Erickson, 21.5 seconds on three head, $4,479; 2. Olin Hannum, 21.8, $3,895; 3. Blake Knowles, 22.6, $3,310; 4. Trevor Knowles, 22.8, $2,726; 5. (tie) Bray Armes and Casey Martin, 23.4, $1,850 each; 7. Jon Ragatz, 24.1, $974; 8. Jacob Shofner, 24.4, $389. 


Team roping: First round: 1. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 7.6 seconds, $2,107 each; 2. (tie) Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight and Cody Mora/Jared Hixon, 8.0, $1,695 each; 4. (tie) Cody Cowden/Daniel Green and Aaron Macy/Chad Williams, 8.1, $1,145 each; 6. Kaden Richard/Cody Doescher, 8.3, $733; 7. Chant DeForest/C.J. DeForest Jr., 8.5, $458; 8. (tie) Justin Davis/Trey Johnson and Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 8.7, $92 each. Second round: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 7.2 seconds, $2,107 each; 2. Spencer Mitchell/Justin Davis, 7.3, $1,833; 3. Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 7.5, $1,558; 4. Rhen Richard/Cole Davison, 8.1, $1,283; 5. Blaine Vick/Twister Cain, 8.2, $1,008; 6. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 8.3, $733; 7. Travis Whitlow/Tyler Whitlow, 8.4, $458; 8. (tie) Cale Markham/Buddy Hawkins II and Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 8.7, $92 each. Third round: 1. Doyle Hoskins/Wyatt Cox, 8.1 seconds, $2,107 each; 2. (tie) Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 8.3, $1,695 each; 4. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Travis Woodard, 8.4, $1,283; 5. Derrek Hee/Dalton Pearce, 8.5, $1,008; 6. Travis Tryan/Jett Hillman, 8.6, $733; 7. (tie) Levi Grantham/Case Hirdes, Turtle Powell/Jonathan Torres, Charly Crawford/Shay Carroll and J.T. Taylor/Bronc Boehnlein, 8.8, $160 each. Fourth round: 1. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Travis Tryan/Jett Hillman, 7.6 seconds, $1,970 each; 3. Spencer Mitchell/Justin Davis, 8.0, $1,558; 4. Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 8.2, $1,283; 5. (tie) Cody Snow/Dugan Kelly, Jake Barnes/Junior Nogueira and David Motes/Brian Humphry, 8.4, $733 each; 8. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 8.6, $183. Finals: 1. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 8.4 seconds, $1,436 each; 2. Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 8.5, $1,188; 3. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 8.6, $941; 4. Bo Bacigalupi/Eric Cozzitorto, 8.8, $693; 5. Kaden Richard/Cody Doescher, 8.9, $446; 6. Charly Crawford/Shay Carroll, 9.5, $248. Average: 1. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 43.9 seconds on five head, $6,322 each; 2. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 44.5, $5,498; 3. Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 46.4, $4,673; 4. Kaden Richard/Cody Doescher, 47.4, $3,848; 5. Charly Crawford/Shay Carroll, 48.9, $3,024; 6. Cody Cowden/Daniel Green, 49.4, $2,199; 7. Bo Bacigalupi/Eric Cozzitorto, 49.7, $1,374; 8. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 51.5, $550. 


Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Sterling Crawley, 84 points on Rafter G Rodeo's Sundance, $3,269; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 82, $2,506; 3. (tie) Samuel Kelts, Clay Elliott and Jesse Wright, 80, $1,271 each; 6. Taos Muncy, 79, $545; 7. Rusty Allen, 78, $436; 8. Wade Sundell, 77, $327. Finals: 1. Cort Scheer, 84 points on Bar T Rodeo's Son Of Sadie, $1,650; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 81, $1,250; 3. (tie) Sterling Crawley and Clay Elliott, 80, $750 each; 5. Taos Muncy, 76, $350; 6. Bradley Harter, 75, $250. Average: 1. Sterling Crawley, 164 points on two head, $3,269; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 163, $2,506; 3. (tie) Cort Scheer and Clay Elliott, 160, $1,525 each; 5. Taos Muncy, 155, $763; 6. Rusty Allen, 152, $545; 7. Bradley Harter, 151, $436; 8. Cole Elshere, 147, $327. 


Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Jordan Ketscher, 10.6 seconds, $3,325; 2. Blair Burk, 10.8, $2,891; 3. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Doyle Hoskins, 10.9, $2,241 each; 5. Clint Robinson, 11.0, $1,590; 6. (tie) Russell Cardoza, Ace Slone and Reese Riemer, 11.2, $723 each. Second round: 1. Marty Yates, 9.5 seconds, $3,325; 2. Adam Gray, 10.1, $2,891; 3. Michael Otero, 10.3, $2,458; 4. Trent Walls, 10.6, $2,024; 5. Blane Cox, 10.7, $1,590; 6. (tie) Ace Slone, Tuf Cooper and Randall Carlisle, 10.9, $723 each. Finals: 1. Trevor Brazile, 9.6 seconds, $1,247; 2. Reese Riemer, 10.6, $1,032; 3. Blane Cox, 11.2, $817; 4. (tie) Doyle Hoskins and Cody Quaney, 13.4, $495 each; 6. Caleb Smidt, 16.1, $215. Average: 1. Reese Riemer, 34.7 seconds on three head, $4,987; 2. Blane Cox, 35.5, $4,337; 3. Trevor Brazile, 35.6, $3,686; 4. Doyle Hoskins, 37.4, $3,036; 5. Cody Quaney, 37.8, $2,385; 6. Caleb Smidt, 38.6, $1,735; 7. Stetson Vest, 41.8, $1,084; 8. Marty Yates, 21.5 on two head, $434. 


Barrel racing: First round: 1. (tie) Brittany Kelly and Lacinda Rose, 16.15 seconds, $2,330 each; 3. (tie) Jaime Hinton and Jana Bean, 16.19, $1,673 each; 5. Kelley Schnaufer, 16.25, $1,195; 6. Vickie Carter, 16.30, $956; 7. Sherry Cervi, 16.31, $717; 8. Megan Williams-Mariluch, 16.33, $478; 9. Jolee Lautaret-Jordan, 16.39, $358; 10. Christina Richman, 16.40, $239. Second round: 1. Ivy Conrado, 16.16 seconds, $2,509; 2. (tie) Jill Welsh and Kris Gadbois, 16.21, $1,971 each; 4. Carley Richardson, 16.27, $1,553; 5. Jana Bean, 16.29, $1,195; 6. Layna Kight, 16.30, $956; 7. Ann Scott, 16.32, $717; 8. Ronan Angelini, 16.34, $478; 9. Christina Richman, 16.35, $358; 10. Nellie Miller, 16.36, $239. Third round: 1. Christina Richman, 16.12 seconds, $2,509; 2. (tie) Ivy Conrado and Kris Gadbois, 16.13, $1,971 each; 4. Layna Kight, 16.16, $1,553; 5. Kaillee McNelis, 16.19, $1,195; 6. Sheena Robbins, 16.22, $956; 7. Carlee Pierce, 16.24, $717; 8. Nellie Miller, 16.25, $478; 9. Lyndee Stairs, 16.26, $358; 10. Danielle Shumate, 16.27, $239. Finals: 1. Kelley Schnaufer, 16.27 seconds, $2,655; 2. (tie) Sammi Bessert and Christina Richman, 16.34, $1,659 each; 4. Megan Williams-Mariluch, 16.39, $664. Average: 1. Christina Richman, 65.21 seconds on four head, $5,018; 2. Kelley Schnaufer, 65.53, $4,301; 3. Jaime Hinton, 65.64, $3,584; 4. Megan Williams-Mariluch, 65.65, $3,106; 5. Sammi Bessert, 65.79, $2,389; 6. Layna Kight, 65.87, $1,912; 7. Lyndee Stairs, 66.01, $1,434; 8. Cheri Graves, 66.06, $956; 9. Kris Gadbois, 70.76, $717; 10. Sherry Cervi, 70.92, $478. 


Bull riding: First round: 1. Scottie Knapp, 86 points on Flying Diamond Rodeo's I got This, $3,861; 2. Reid Barker, 85, $2,960; 3. (tie) Brennon Eldred and Shane Proctor, 83, $1,802 each; 5. Jeff Askey, 82, $901; 6. Walker Greynolds, 81, $643; 7. (tie) Tate Stratton and Steve Woolsey, 80, $450 each. Finals: 1. Shane Proctor, 87 points on Four Star Rodeo's The Bachelor, $1,650; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Shane Proctor, 170 points on two head, $3,861; 2. Scottie Knapp, 86 on one head, $2,960; 3. Reid Barker, 85, $2,188; 4. Brennon Eldred, 83, $1,416; 5. Jeff Askey, 82, $901; 6. Walker Greynolds, 81, $643; 7. (tie) Steve Woolsey and Tate Stratton, 80, $450 each. 


Total payoff: $407,645. Stock contractor: Western Rodeos. Sub-contractors: Corey & Lange Rodeo, Rosser Rodeo, Four Star Rodeo, Bar T Rodeo, Flying Diamond Rodeo, Flying U Rodeo, Growney Brothers Rodeo and Rafter G Rodeo. Rodeo secretaries: Kenny Behling and Amanda Corley-Sanders. Officials: Bill Pacheco, Harry Rose Jr., Allan Jordan Jr. and Kenny Behling. Announcers: Wayne Brooks and Will Rasmussen. Specialty act: Marc Stephenson. Bullfighters: Tim O'Connor and Eric Layton. Clowns/barrelmen: Wolverine Burelle and Slim Garner. Flankmen: Ted Groene and Tony Amaral. Chute boss: Ted Groene. Pickup men: Matt Twitchell, Shetland Shearer, Clint Humble and Billy Holland Jr.. Photographers: Richard Levine, Phil Doyle and Jeremy Wombold.