Evan Jayne continues success in Greeley

Courtesy PRCA


GREELEY, Colo. – A year ago, bareback rider Evan Jayne just missed out on his first title at the Greeley Stampede. This time, he made sure the victory lap would be his.

Jayne – who finished two points behind Orin Larsen for the 2015 title – blew away the competition with a two-head average score of 173.5 points. That total was 8.5 points better than second-place Tanner Aus and Heath Ford, and was a half-point off the two-head rodeo record set by Tim O’Connell in 2014.

“You just have arenas where you’re more comfortable riding, and Greeley is one of those for me,” Jayne said. “I’ve been good here the last few years, and came in with no pressure and that helped. 

“I was just a half-point away from the record, but it feels pretty good to be up there that close. But all I really wanted was to win the rodeo.”

The 34-year-old native of Marseille, France, won the first round with an 85-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Showbiz. He then took it up a notch with an 88.5-point trip on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Movie Madness to win the finals and the average July 3.

The 88.5 in the short round was a half-point off the arena record. However, Jayne left Greeley with a total of $9,034, and couldn’t have been happier.

“I had been on Movie Madness a few years back, and I was happy to draw that horse again,” Jayne said. “When Bennie (Beutler) brings out his top 10 horses in the short round, it’s anybody’s game.

“It’s been a hot weekend for me so far. It’s the wave of rodeo, and I picked the right week to ride well and draw well. It happened last year during Cowboy Christmas, and I won about $18,000.”

Jayne entered the lucrative weekend 10th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

Jump-started by his large haul in Greeley, he’s hoping to put together a streak that will have him in good position for a second straight trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

He made history last year as the first European-born contestant at the WNFR, and has followed that campaign with another successful one in 2016.

“I’ve never had to prove anything to anybody but myself,” he said. “I wanted to show myself that I can make it to the NFR two or three times before I retire, and that all the sacrifices I’ve made over the years were worth it.”

Jayne was nearly perfect in Greeley, but says he did make one mistake before riding in the muddy arena Sunday.

“I was wearing white today, which was the worst thing I could’ve done,” he said with a laugh. “The pickup man sprayed me real good with mud, but I’m still very happy with the win.”

Other winners at the $307,698 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett ($5,593 in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping), steer wrestler Mike McGinn (8.1 seconds on two head), team ropers Cole Dorenkamp and Josh Fillmore (11.8 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright (171 points on two head), tie-down roper Timber Moore (17.6 seconds on two head), barrel racer Lisa Lockhart (35.17 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Garrett Tribble (159.5 points on two head).

Greeley Stampede

 

Greeley, Colo., June 27-July 3

 

All-around cowboy: Ryan Jarrett, $5,593, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Evan Jayne, 85 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Showbiz, $3,692; 2. Nate McFadden, 84, $2,830; 3. Blake Smith, 83, $2,092; 4. (tie) Tanner Aus and Heath Ford, 82, $1,107 each; 6. Scotty NeSmith, 81, $615; 7. (tie) Bill Tutor and Justin Miller, 80, $431 each. Finals: 1. Evan Jayne, 88.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Movie Madness, $1,650; 2. (tie) Heath Ford and Tanner Aus, 83, $1,075 each; 4. Winn Ratliff, 81.5, $600; 5. Blake Smith, 81, $350; 6. Scotty NeSmith, 80.5, $250. Average: 1. Evan Jayne, 173.5 points on two head, $3,692; 2. (tie) Tanner Aus and Heath Ford, 165, $2,461 each; 4. Blake Smith, 164, $1,354; 5. Scotty NeSmith, 161.5, $861; 6. Winn Ratliff, 160, $615; 7. Shane O'Connell, 158, $492; 8. Nate McFadden, 84 on one head, $369. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Cody Doescher, 3.8 seconds, $2,770; 2. Clayton Hass, 3.9, $2,409; 3. Dean Gorsuch, 4.0, $2,048; 4. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Kurt Goulding, 4.2, $1,506 each; 6. Mike McGinn, 4.3, $964; 7. (tie) Josh Peek, Tom Lewis and Trever Nelson, 4.5, $281 each. Finals: 1. Mike McGinn, 3.8 seconds, $1,552; 2. Josh Peek, 4.2, $1,284; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 4.3, $1,017; 4. Clayton Hass, 4.5, $749; 5. Dean Gorsuch, 5.2, $482; 6. Sterling Wallace, 5.4, $268. Average: 1. Mike McGinn, 8.1 seconds on two head, $4,155; 2. Clayton Hass, 8.4, $3,613; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 8.5, $3,071; 4. Josh Peek, 8.7, $2,529; 5. Dean Gorsuch, 9.2, $1,987; 6. Cody Doescher, 9.4, $1,445; 7. Sterling Wallace, 10.0, $903; 8. Tom Lewis, 10.1, $361. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. (tie) Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, Billy Bob Brown/Garrett Jess and Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 4.8 seconds, $3,211 each; 4. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.9, $2,247; 5. (tie) Dustin Egusquiza/Clint Summers and Jake Orman/Tyler Domingue, 5.3, $1,525 each; 7. J.D. Yates/Trey Yates, 5.4, $803; 8. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 5.5, $321. Finals: 1. Cole Dorenkamp/Josh Fillmore, 5.9 seconds, $1,392 each; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 6.7, $1,152; 3. (tie) Billy Bob Brown/Garrett Jess and Dustin Egusquiza/Clint Summers, 10.9, $792 each; 5. Jake Orman/Tyler Domingue, 11.5, $432; 6. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 12.6, $240. Average: 1. Cole Dorenkamp/Josh Fillmore, 11.8 seconds on two head, $5,538 each; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 12.2, $4,816; 3. Billy Bob Brown/Garrett Jess, 15.7, $4,093; 4. Dustin Egusquiza/Clint Summers, 16.2, $3,371; 5. Jake Orman/Tyler Domingue, 16.8, $2,649; 6. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 17.4, $1,926; 7. Lane Ivy/B.J. Dugger, 20.9, $1,204; 8. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 4.8 on one head, $482. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Rusty Wright, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Falling Star, $2,789; 2. Ryder Wright, 83.5, $2,138; 3. (tie) Ty Kirkland and Ben Londo, 83, $1,302 each; 5. (tie) Charlie Kogianes and CoBurn Bradshaw, 82, $558 each; 7. Alex Wright, 81.5, $372; 8. Allen Boore, 81, $279. Finals: 1. Rusty Wright, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Tequila Shelia, $1,650; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 83, $1,250; 3. Taos Muncy, 81, $900; 4. Troy Crowser, 78.5, $600; 5. Charlie Kogianes, 72, $350; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Rusty Wright, 171 points on two head, $2,789; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 165, $2,138; 3. Taos Muncy, 160, $1,580; 4. Troy Crowser, 157.5, $1,023; 5. Charlie Kogianes, 154, $651; 6. Ryder Wright, 83.5 on one head, $465; 7. Ben Londo, 83, $372; 8. Alex Wright, 81.5, $279. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Timber Moore, 8.5 seconds, $3,842; 2. Cooper Martin, 9.0, $3,340; 3. Blane Cox, 9.4, $2,839; 4. Bryson Sechrist, 9.5, $2,338; 5. (tie) Shane Hanchey and J.D. Kibbe, 9.8, $1,587 each; 7. Cody McCartney, 9.9, $835; 8. (tie) Cole Bailey and Chase Williams, 10.0, $167 each. Finals: 1. Timber Moore, 9.1 seconds, $1,494; 2. Chase Williams, 9.9, $1,236; 3. Bryson Sechrist, 10.1, $979; 4. J.D. Kibbe, 10.8, $721; 5. (tie) Cody McCartney and Cole Bailey, 10.9, $361 each. Average: 1. Timber Moore, 17.6 seconds on two head, $5,762; 2. Bryson Sechrist, 19.6, $5,011; 3. Chase Williams, 19.9, $4,259; 4. J.D. Kibbe, 20.6, $3,508; 5. Cody McCartney, 20.8, $2,756; 6. Cole Bailey, 20.9, $2,004; 7. Jesse Clark, 22.6, $1,253; 8. Justin Brinkerhoff, 25.3, $501. 

 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 17.15 seconds, $5,041; 2. (tie) CJ Vondette and Taylor Langdon, 17.21, $3,961 each; 4. Trula Churchill, 17.23, $3,121; 5. Kim Schulze, 17.28, $2,401; 6. Jana Griemsman, 17.29, $1,920; 7. Andrea Busby, 17.40, $1,440; 8. Vickie Carter, 17.44, $960; 9. (tie) Nicole Laurence, Brianna Braun and Pamela Capper, 17.46, $400 each. Finals: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 18.02 seconds, $2,134; 2. Jana Griemsman, 18.19, $1,600; 3. Andrea Busby, 18.50, $1,067; 4. Nicole Laurence, 18.63, $533. Average: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 35.17 seconds on two head, $5,041; 2. Jana Griemsman, 35.48, $4,321; 3. CJ Vondette, 35.87, $3,601; 4. Andrea Busby, 35.90, $3,121; 5. Taylor Langdon, 35.93, $2,401; 6. Nicole Laurence, 36.09, $1,920; 7. Trula Churchill, 36.24, $1,440; 8. Brianna Braun, 36.32, $960; 9. Kim Schulze, 36.36, $720; 10. Jill Welsh, 36.43, $480. 

 

Bull riding: First round: 1. Scottie Knapp, 89 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's Captain Crunch, $2,733; 2. (tie) Edgar Durazo and Shane Proctor, 86.5, $1,822 each; 4. Ardie Maier, 84, $1,002; 5. Jeffrey Ramagos, 82, $638; 6. Garrett Tribble, 77.5, $455; 7. Rocky McDonald, 70, $364; 8. Trevor Reiste, 62, $273. Finals: 1. Garrett Tribble, 82 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Little Bill, $1,650; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Garrett Tribble, 159.5 points on two head, $3,093; 2. Scottie Knapp, 89 on one head, $2,371; 3. (tie) Edgar Durazo and Shane Proctor, 86.5, $1,443 each; 5. Ardie Maier, 84, $722; 6. Jeffrey Ramagos, 82, $515; 7. Rocky McDonald, 70, $412; 8. Colten Gardner, 39, $309. 

 

Total payoff: $307,698. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Rocky Mountain Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Vickie Shireman. Officials: Travis Howe, Jeff Dorenkamp and George Gibbs. Timers: Ti Ada Wise and Tammy Braden. Announcers: Hadley Barrett and Will Rasmussen. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Wacey Munsell and Brandon Loden. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Rhett Beutler and Glenn Southwick. Chute bosses: Matt Scott and Bennie Beutler. Pickup men: Shandon Stalls, Matt Scott and Butch Braden Jr. Photographer: Dan Hubbell. Music director: Jill Franzen Loden

For more coverage of the Greeley Stampede, check out the July 15 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.