CODY, Wyo.; July 2, 2015 --- Cody Teel has been one of the most consistent bull riders in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo the past three years.
The Kountze, Texas resident wants to be in Las Vegas again this December to compete and have a chance at a second world championship. He won his first in 2012. He helped his quest significantly at the second performance of the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede on Thursday night.
Teel got on the bull named Blue Marlin owned by Canada’s C5 Rodeo Company and scored 83 points. This put him in the lead here and he became one of only two bull riders to be successful. The second one was Chad German from Groesbeck, Texas, who had a 77-point ride. Both of these men are also former college champions. German earned that title in Casper, Wyo., in 2009 and Teel earned his in 2011.
There are still two rodeo performances left, so there is a possibility that Teel won’t hang on to his lead here. However, with the success of the bulls versus bull riders, he is very likely to get a check. He is currently 11th in the world standings. The top 15 in the standings the end of September will qualify for the NFR and every dollar earned is important to all of the contestants hoping to get to Las Vegas.
World champion tie-down roper Monty Lewis moved into second place in his event with an 8.3 second run at Stampede Park Thursday night. Lewis, from Hereford, Texas, won the gold buckle in 2004 and has been to the NFR an additional four times, the last in 2012.
He is currently fifth in the world standings. The Cody Stampede is known for being one of the richest one-head rodeos on the circuit and is the highest paying over the Fourth-of-July. Because of the busy schedule, contestants have opportunities to get to more rodeos if they only compete in one round.
“This is a great rodeo,” Lewis said. “At other times of the year, we love having more than one opportunity to compete in one place. But this lets us get to more rodeos and doesn’t spread the money out as much. It works out really good when you get a check.”
The third performance of the 96th annual Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede gets underway at 8 p.m. on Friday. For tickets and more information go to www.codystampederodeo.com.
CODY, Wyo., July 2, 2015 --- Following are results from the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede
Second Performance ---
Bareback Riding: 1, R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore., 87 points on C5 Rodeo’s Make Up Face. 2, Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, 82. 3, David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 80. 4, Grant Denny, Minden, Nev., 78.
Steer Wrestling : 1, Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 5.1 seconds. 2, Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, 5.7. 3, Troy Brandemuehl, Douglas, Wyo., 7.2. 4, Kenny Johnson, KEensburg, Colo., 7.5.
Team Roping: 1, (tie) Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, Colo., and Ryon Tittel, Pueblo, Colo.. ; and Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas and Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas; 4.6 seconds each. 3, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 4.7. 4, Jesse Stipes, Salina, Kan., and Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 5.1.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Broday Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 82 points on C5 Rodeo’s Big Fork. 2, Cody DeMOss, Heflin, La., 80. 3, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 77. 4, Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 74.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 8.3 seconds. 2, Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss., 10.3. 3, Tyler Carl Schweigh, Cherry Valley, Ark., 12.2. 4, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 12.7.
Barrel Racing: 1, Jenna Beaver, Okeechobee, Fla., 17.63 seconds. 2, Sharon Harrell, Wickenburg, Ariz., 17.76. 3, Shyla Nicholas, Fort Washakie, Wyo., 17.88. 4, Sadie Kreikemeier, Jackson, Wyo., 17.89.
Bull Riding: 1, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 83 points on C5 Rodeo’s Blue Marlin. 2, Chad German, Groesbeck, Texas, 77.
The following are current leaders –
Bareback Riding: 1, R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore., 87 points on C5 Rodeo’s Make Up Face. 2, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 86. 3, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 85. 4, Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, 82. 5, (tie) Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., and David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 80.
Steer Wrestling: 1,Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 3.9 seconds. 2, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 4.0. 3, (tie) Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D., and Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla., 4.7 each. 5, (tie) Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, and Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev., 4.9.
Team Roping: 1, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 4.2 seconds. 2, Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 4.3. 3, (tie) Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas, and Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas; and Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, Colo., and Ryon Tittel, Pueblo, Colo.; 4.6 each. 5, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 4.7. 6, Manny Egusquiza, Marianna, Ga., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 4.8.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jesse James Kirby, 86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Griz. 2, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 82. 3, Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 31. 4, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 80. 5, Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah, 79. 6, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 77.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 8.1 seconds. 2, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, and Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan., 8.3 each. 4, Trent Walls, Stephenville, Texas, 9.0. 5, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell , Okla., 9.1. 6, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 9.2.
Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.09 seconds. 2, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 17.32. 3, Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, 17.45. 4, Jenna Beaver, Okeechobee, Fla., 17.63. 5, Sharon Harrell, Wickenburg, Ariz., 17.76. 6, Shyla Nicholas, Fort Washakie, Wyo., 17.88.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 83 points on C5 Rodeo’s Blue Marlin. 2, Chad German, Groesbeck, Texas, 77.