Marcos Costa wins Rodeo Austin

PRCA Photo by Kirt Steinke

AUSTIN, Texas –  A year ago, Marcos Costa made PRCA history.

Costa became the first Brazilian tie-down roper to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo – and he finished 11th in the world standings with $148,073.

This year Costa doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Costa was in top form March 26 as he won Rodeo Austin with an 8.6-second time in the finals at the Travis County Expo Center.

“This is a result of hard work and the blessing that God gave me and I made three good runs,” said Costa, 25.

Costa has had a solid season so far as he was 11th in the March 21 Weather Guard PRCA World Standings with $15,688. He will add to that total with his win at Rodeo Austin, which ran from March 12-26. Costa had an 8.8-second time in the first round and a 9.9-second time in the semifinals.

“In the first round I didn’t draw a very good calf and my calf in the second round wasn’t very good either, but I just tied them both down and came back for the short-go,” Costa said. “I have a young horse and I’ve just been riding her for three months and she was really good (in the finals) and helped me a lot.”

Costa’s new horse’s name is Paraguia, who he bought with a partner from Ryan Jarrett in December.

“She was a young horse and he (Jarrett) didn’t ride her in too many rodeos,” Costa said. “She has all the tools and should be good, and I’ve already won a lot of money on her.”

Costa was especially happy about how things unfolded for him in the finals.

“The calf wasn’t fast and was big, but I made a good run,” Costa said. “I just roped sharp and tied her down, and I thought my time would be good enough (to win).”

Costa’s hometown is Parana, Brazil, but since he joined the PRCA in 2014 he has lived in Childress, Texas. He acknowledged qualifying for the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER is something he will never forget.

“Those 10 days were a dream for me and I never wanted to wake up,” said Costa, who won $63,731 at the WNFR. “All the people who I love and my friends were there to watch me. It was really hard because I left everything in Brazil to rope here (in the PRCA), so going to the Finals meant a lot to me. If I can make it back this year, I know what to expect, so things will be different for me.”

Other winners at the rodeo were bareback rider Jake Vold (86.50 points), steer wrestler Logan Gledhill (3.6 seconds), team ropers Cale Markham and Billie Jack Saebens (4.5 seconds), saddle bronc rider Nat Stratton (88 points), tie-down roper Marcos Costa (8.6 seconds), barrel racer Abby Penson (15.29 seconds) and bull rider Shane Proctor (87.50 points).

 

Jake Vold takes the win in the Bareback here at Rodeo Austin!

Rodeo Austin
Austin, Texas, March 12-26

Bareback riding: First round: 1. R.C. Landingham, 88 points on Rafter G Rodeo's Assault, $3,215; 2. Tanner Aus, 84.5, $2,876; 3. Jake Vold, 83, $2,538; 4. (tie) Luke Creasy, Wyatt Denny and Kyle Charley, 82, $1,861 each; 7. (tie) J.R. Vezain, Blaine Kaufman, Tim O'Connell and Devan Reilly, 81, $677 each. Semifinal: 1. (tie) Caleb Bennett, on Beutler & Son Rodeo's On Tap With Nod Big, and Tanner Aus, on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Forward Motion, 84 points, $4,524 each; 3. Delvecchio Kaye, 82, $3,126; 4. Jake Vold, 81.5, $2,138; 5. (tie) R.C. Landingham, Tim O'Connell and J.R. Vezain, 81, $712 each. Finals: 1. Jake Vold, 86.5 points on Andrews Rodeo's Ptsd Power Play, $9,400; 2. Tanner Aus, 86, $7,050; 3. J.R. Vezain, 82, $4,700; 4. (tie) Caleb Bennett and Tim O'Connell, 81.5, $1,175 each.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Dirk Tavenner, 3.8 seconds, $5,144; 2. (tie) Justin Morehouse and Tooter Silver, 4.4, $4,332 each; 4. (tie) Logan Gledhill, Trevor Knowles, Sterling Lambert, Scott Guenthner and Riley Duvall, 4.5, $2,436 each. 9. Jason Thomas, 4.6, $812; 10. (tie) Tom Lewis, Cody Doescher, Chris Berry and Kody Woodward, 4.7, $68 each. Semifinal: 1. Jace Melvin, 3.3 seconds, $4,935; 2. Cody Doescher, 3.5, $4,113; 3. Dirk Tavenner, 3.9, $3,126; 4. Sterling Lambert, 4.0, $2,139; 5. Scott Guenthner, 4.2, $1,316; 6. (tie) Logan Gledhill and Tom Lewis, 4.3, $411 each. Finals: 1. Logan Gledhill, 3.6 seconds, $9,400; 2. Jace Melvin, 4.0, $7,050; 3. Sterling Lambert, 4.2, $4,700; 4. Tom Lewis, 4.6, $2,350.

Team roping: First round: 1. Landon McClaugherty/Joel Galvan Jr., 4.1 seconds, $5,037 each; 2. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.4, $4,506; 3. (tie) David Key/Travis Woodard, Cale Markham/Billie Jack Saebens and Pace Freed/Logan Medlin, 4.5, $3,446 each; 6. (tie) Brady Tryan/Tommy Zuniga, Caleb Smidt/B.J. Dugger, Drew Horner/Trey Johnson and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.7, $1,590 each; Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 4.8, $265. Semifinal: 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.3 seconds, $4,935 each; 2. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 4.6, $4,113; 3. (tie) Tate Kirchenschlager/Trevor Kirchenschlager and Landon McClaugherty/Joel Galvan Jr., 4.9, $2,632 each; 5. (tie) Logan Olson/Steve Northcott and Cody Snow/Dugan Kelly, 5.2, $1,069 each. Finals: 1. Cale Markham/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.5 seconds, $9,400 each; 2. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.6, $7,050; 3. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 4.7, $4,700; 4. Casey Gattis/Kirt Jones, 4.9, $2,350.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Allen Boore, 86 points on Rafter G Rodeo's Pegasus, $5,144; 2. Chet Johnson, 82, $4,602; 3. Heith DeMoss, 81, $4,061; 4. Jacobs Crawley, 80.5, $3,519; 5. (tie) Tyrel Larsen, Chuck Schmidt and CoBurn Bradshaw, 80, $2,436 each; 8. (tie) Travis Nelson, Kobyn Williams, Justin Caylor and Will Smith, 78.5, $609 each. Semifinal: 1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 87 points on Andrews Rodeo's Brutus, $4,935; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 84, $4,113; 3. Ryan Mackenzie, 81, $3,126; 4. (tie) Tyrel Larsen and Allen Boore, 79, $1,727 each; 6. Kobyn Williams, 78.5, $822. Finals: 1. Nat Stratton, 88 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Wound Up, $9,400; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 87.5, $7,050; 3. Tyrel Larsen, 85.5, $4,700; 4. Jacobs Crawley, 81, $2,350.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Cody McCartney, 7.5 seconds, $4,876; 2. Hunter Herrin, 7.6, $4,363; 3. (tie) Michael Otero and Cade Swor, 7.8, $3,593 each; 5. Ryan Jarrett, 8.0, $2,823; 6. Taylor Santos, 8.1, $2,310; 7. (tie) Caddo Lewallen, J.D. Kibbe and Mike Johnson, 8.2, $1,283 each; 10. Marcos Costa, 8.8, $257. Semifinal: 1. Josh Peek, 8.5 seconds, $4,935; 2. Cade Swor, 9.1, $4,113; 3. Logan Hofer, 9.2, $3,126; 4. Ryan Jarrett, 9.5, $2,139; 5. Marcos Costa, 9.9, $1,316; 6. Adam Gray, 10.0, $822. Finals: 1. Marcos Costa, 8.6 seconds, $9,400; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 8.9, $7,050; 3. Logan Hofer, 9.1, $4,700; 4. Josh Peek, 9.2, $2,350. Finals: 1. Marcos Costa, 8.6 seconds, $9,400; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 8.9, $7,050; 3. Logan Hofer, 9.1, $4,700; 4. Josh Peek, 9.2, $2,350.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Kelly Tovar, 15.02 seconds, $5,144; 2. Michele McLeod, 15.23, $4,602; 3. Benette Little, 15.27, $4,061; 4. Cassidy Kruse, 15.28, $3,519; 5. Kellie Collier, 15.29, $2,978; 6. Clay Sewalt, 15.32, $2,436; 7. Jackie Ganter, 15.34, $1,895; 8. Danyelle Campbell, 15.36, $1,354; 9. (tie) Kelley Schnaufer and Abby Penson, 15.37, $541 each. Semifinal: 1. Abby Penson, 15.13 seconds, $4,935; 2. Cassidy Kruse, 15.18, $4,113; 3. Kelly Tovar, 15.37, $3,126; 4. Benette Little, 15.48, $2,139; 5. Deb Guelly, 15.59, $1,316; 6. Kellie Collier, 15.68, $822. Finals: 1. Abby Penson, 15.29 seconds, $9,400; 2. (tie) Morgan Breaux and Jackie Ganter, 15.32, $5,875 each; 4. Kellie Collier, 15.41, $2,350.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Cody Johansen, 89.5 points on Powder River Rodeo's No. Z04, $5,144; 2. Adam Lucero, 88.5, $4,603; 3. (tie) Trevor Kastner and Cole Melancon, 86, $3,790 each; 5. (tie) Shane Proctor and Scottie Knapp, 83, $2,707 each; 7. Clayton Savage, 81, $1,895; 8. Roscoe Jarboe, 80, $1,353; 9. (tie) Guthrie Murray and Rorie Maier, $541 each. Semifinal: 1. Roscoe Jarboe, 84.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Nodbig's Rum Shaker, $4,395; 2. Cody Rostockyj, 84, $4,113; 3. Rorey Maier, 79, $3,126; 4. Shane Proctor, 74.5, $2,139; no other qualified rides. Finals: 1. Shane Proctor, 87.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's South Point Style, $9,400; 2. Trevor Kastner, 85.5, $7,050; 3. Cody Johansen, 82.5, $4,700; 4. Scottie Knapp, 79, $2,350.
 

 

The Easter bunny made it to Rodeo Austin tonight #keepaustinweird

Total payoff: $517,282. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Kesler Rodeo, Rafter G Rodeo, Powder River Rodeo, Kesler Championship Rodeo, D & H Cattle and Andrews Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Dollie Riddle. Officials: Cliff Overstreet, Glenn Sullivan and Mark Longoria. Timers: Missy Swartz and Ti Ada Wise. Announcers: Wayne Brooks and Hadley Barrett. Bullfighters: Nathan Harp, Evan Allard and Weston Rutkowski. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Carroll Gilstrap, Jim Gay, Rhett Beutler and Duane Kesler. Chute bosses: Brent Sutton, Bennie Beutler and Matt Scott. Pickup men: Shandon Stalls, Brent Sutton and Matt Scott. Photographer: Kirt Steinke. Music directors: Charlie Rogers Barks and Ben Bendele III.

For more coverage of Rodeo Austin, check out the April 8 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.