Former world champion tie-down roper makes move at Denver Rodeo

 

By Susan Kanode

For the National Western Stock Show

 

            DENVER (January 15, 2017) --- Monty Lewis from Hereford, Texas, is very happy with how 2017 is starting out. 

            The 2004 world champion tie-down roper competed in the first round on Saturday night stopping the clock in 7.6 seconds. That is leading the round and set him up for success on Sunday afternoon when he roped his second calf in the Denver Coliseum. His 9.4-second run then won’t get him any money in the round, but it moved him into second place overall with a total time of 17.0 seconds. Marcos Costa, from Childress Texas, leads with 16.2. 

            This is the first time that Lewis has had success at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo since joining the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 2001. He’s entered the rodeo here nearly every year and this year has the opportunity to be back in Denver on Jan. 22 for the U.S. Bank Championship Finals to win a championship. 

            That’s important as he and his horse “Squirrel” are both coming off of the injured reserve list. Squirrel suffered a ligament injury and had all of 2016 off. Lewis rode the horse at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals and did everything necessary to rehabilitate the 12-year-old gelding. 

            Then at Logandale, Nev., last April, Lewis injured a knee that had been giving him problems for the last 3 – 4 years. He went to Dallas to Dr. Tandy Freeman, medical director for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team and had surgery to fix a torn ACL and meniscus. Then his rehab started. his duo has proven that they are both healthy and ready to compete. 

            “I’m excited,” Lewis said. “I feel really good and Squirrel is great. We’ve never had much luck here in Denver, so it would be awesome to get a jump start on my season at the National Western. I got in at the qualifier and that went well. Hopefully we can keep rolling there next Sunday. 

            Trevor Reiste from Linden, Iowa became the fourth bull rider to be successful on two bulls. He made both of his rides on Sunday and moved into second overall with a total score of 163. Dustin Bowen from Waller, Texas, leads with 168.5. 

             Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association action continues here on Monday with a performance at 1 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr., African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions will follow at 6:30 p.m. 

 

 

            DENVER (January 15, 2017) --- The following are unofficial results from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 

 

Seventh Performance --- 

 

            Bareback Riding: 1, Justin Pollmiller, Weatherford, Okla., 82 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Lightning. 2, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 79.5. 3, David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 78.5. 4, Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore., 74. 

 

Steer Wrestling:  1, Cameron Moreman, Glen Ullin, N.D., 4.1 seconds. 2, Bridger Anderson, Carrington, N.D., 4.3. 3, Kody Woodward, Dupree, S.D., 5.3. 4, Tyler Schau, Almont, N.D., 7.5.

 

Team Roping: 1, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, 6.5. 2, Logan and Leroy Milligan, Torrington, Wyo., 8.0. 3, Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore., and Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas, 9.7. 4, Braden Pirrung, Hartford, S.D., and Riley Curchet, Kaycee, Wyo., 12.7. 

 

            Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla., 76 points on Cervi Brothers Rodeo’s On Your Own. 2, Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 71.5. 3, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 65. 4, Jeff Cover, Ashby, Neb., 62.

 

            Tie-Down Roping: 1, Dillon Holder, Eugene, Mo., 8.3. 2, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, 8.6. 3, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 9.4. 4, Joe James, Rawlins, Wyo., 11.5. 

 

            Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Sidney Forest, Lipan, Texas, 15.49. 2, Megan Lewis, Filer, Idaho, 15.57. 3, Kenna Kaminski, Bellville, Texas, 15.75. 4, Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas, 15.80. 

 

            Bull Riding: 1, Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore., 85 points on JK Rodeo’s Bad Grandma. 2, Bowen Allemand, Irene, S.D., 83. 3, Josh Frost, Randlett, Uath, 80.5. 4, Trevor Reiste, Minden, Iowa, 78.5.  

 

 

Eighth Performance --- 

 

            Bareback Riding: 1, Seth Lee Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo., 81 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Titanium. 2, Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore., 80.5. 3, David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 78.5. 4, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 75. 

 

Steer Wrestling:  1, Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla., 3.4. seconds. 2, Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 4.1. 3, Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 4.8. 4, Sam Powers, Sonora, Texas, 6.6. 

 

Team Roping: 1, Philip McCoy, Beggs, Okla., and Josh Fillmore, Penrose, Colo., 4.6. 2, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, 4.9. 3, Casey Adams, Ault, Colo., and Riley Pedro, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5.8. 4, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Billy Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 14.1. 

 

            Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 80 points on Cervi Championship’s Forked Up. 2, Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla., 76. 3, Weston Pierschbacher, Kellerton, Iowa, 75.5. 4, (tie) Justin Caylor, Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan., 75 each. 

 

            Tie-Down Roping: 1, Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 8.7 seconds. 2, Michael Otero, Krum, Texas, 9.0. 3, Newt Bruley, Willow Lake, S.D., 9.3. 4, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 9.4. 

 

            Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Sidney Forest, Lipan, Texas, 15.57. 2, Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas, 15.59. 3, Kaylee Gallino, Wasta, S.D., 15.63. 4, Natalie Bland, Boyd, Texas, 15.87. 

 

            Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 84.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Mid Life Crisis. 2, Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D., 81.5. 3, Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, 78.5. 

 

Current Leaders --- 

 

Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M., 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Xplosive Skies. 2, (tie) Buck Lunak, Cut Bank, Mont., and Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 83.5. 4, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 82.5. (second round) 1, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 85 on Calgary Stampede’s Tootsie Roll. 2, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 84.5. 3, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 83. 4, Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo., 81.  (total on two) 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 168. 2, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 165.5. 3, Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M., 161. 4, Buck Lunak, Cut Bank, Mont., 160.5.

 

Steer Wrestling:  (first round) 1, (tie) Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., and Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 4.2 seconds each. 3, Will Lummus, West Point, Miss., 4.4.  4, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., 4.6. (second round) 1, Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla., 3.4. 2, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 3.8. 3, (tie) Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.; Gary Gilbert, St. Cloud, Fla.; and Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas; 4.1. (total on two) 1, Gary Gilbert, St. Cloud, Fla., 8.9. 2, (tie) Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., and Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 9.0. 4, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., 9.2. 

 

Team Roping: (first round) 1, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 4.6 seconds. 2, Robert Ansley, Moriarity, N.M., and Shad Chadwick, Cave Creek, Ariz., 5.2. 3, Zac Small, Welch, Okla., and Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas, 5.5. 4, Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., and Matt Kasner, Cody, Nev., 5.6. (second round) 1, Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah and Thad Ward, Howell, Utah, 4.1. 2, Tanner Baldwin, Vale, Ariz., and Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif., 4.2. 3, Philip McCoy, Beggs, Okla., and Josh Fillmore, Penrose, Colo., 4.6. 4, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, 4.9. (total on two) 1, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland, City, Tenn., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 9.6. 2, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, 11.4. 3, Tanner Baldwin, Vale, Ariz., and Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif., 15.3. 4, Philip McCoy, Beggs, Okla., and Josh Fillmore, Penrose, Colo., 20.1. 

 

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 88 points on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior. 2, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 86. 3, Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 85.5. 4, (tie) Brady Nicholes, Hoytesville, Utah, and Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 82.5 each. (second round) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 85 points on Calgary Stampede’s Sergeant Whitney. 2, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 82.5. 3, Hawkins Boyce, Malad, Utah, 81.5. 4, (tie) Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, and Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 81. (total on two) 1, Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 169. 2, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 168.5. 3, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 166.5. 4, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 162.5. 

 

            Tie-Down Roping: (first round) 1, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 7.6. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.8. 3, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 8.0. 4, (tie) Will Howell, Stillwater, Okla., and J.D. McQuistion, Collinsville, Texas, 8.1 each. (second round) 1, (tie) Caddo Lewellan, Morrison, Okla., and Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La., 7.9. 3, Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., 8.0. 4, Dillon Holder, Eugene, Mo., 8.3. (total on two) 1, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 16.2. 2, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 17.0. 3, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.9. 4, J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah, 18.4. 

 

            Women’s Barrel Race: (first round) 1, (tie) Dena Kirkpatrick, Post, Texas, and Cayla Small, Burneyville, Okla., 15.38 seconds each. 3, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 15.41. 4, Kali Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 15.46. (second round) 1, Kali Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 15.34. 2, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 15.46. 3, Rainy Pratt, Stephenville, Texas, 15.51. 4, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 15.56.  (total on two) 1, Kali Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 30.80. 2, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 30.87. 3, Sidney Forest, Lipan, Texas, 31.06. 4, Cayla Small, Burneyville, Okla., 31.13.   

 

            Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Mike Sparks, Caldwell, Idaho, 85.5 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s HTTR. 2, Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore., 85. 3, (tie) Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho and Chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 83.5 each. (second round) 1, Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, 86 on Cervi Championship’s Slim Kitty. 2, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 84.5. 3, (tie) Jeff Berturs, Avon, S.D., and Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, 81.5. (total on two) 1, Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, 168.5. 2, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 163. 3, Chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 160. 4, Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho, 137.