Tyler McVay scores huge Odessa win

Courtesy PRCA/ProRodeo.com

Courtesy PRCA/ProRodeo.com

 

ODESSA, Texas - This isn't how the script is supposed to work. 

Bull rider Tyler McVay, 18, never got that memo. 

The Tucson, Ariz., cowboy competing in his first PRCA rodeo on his permit captured an improbable victory at the SandHills Stock Show Rodeo Jan. 14. 

McVay claimed top honors with his 87-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s The Gift. 

"This feels amazing," McVay said. "I drew really well and I took full advantage of the situation." 

McVay gave his career and bank account a jolt. With his winning ride, he easily filled his permit by earning $4,681 at the Ector County Coliseum.

McVay just turned 18 years old on Sept. 10 and bought his permit the next day. Now, he is trying to digest the whirlwind experience of winning more than $4,000 on his first PRCA bull ride.
"The PRCA is definitely a step up, especially their bulls," McVay said. "This is the kind of competition that I've been craving for a while. I’ve always wanted to be in this spotlight and I was able to seize the opportunity. When I made the whistle and got off, I thought my score was going to be in the low 80s. When I saw the 87 on the scoreboard, I was really excited."

With the 87 in hand early in the rodeo, McVay had to play the waiting game until the rodeo ended several days later. 

"I knew I was going to place and win money, I just didn't know if my score was going to be good enough to win," McVay said. "I kept checking online and it was incredible when I found out I won. It really hasn’t sunk in.”

McVay is presently a senior in high school and he’s planning on attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, in the fall.

“The plan I have right now is to stay on my permit this year and once I get some money saved up, and I’m going to buy my rookie card next year,” McVay said.

Other winners at the $221,901 rodeo were all-around cowboy ($5,267, Cash Myers, steer wrestling and steer roping), bareback rider Austin Foss (87 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Foxy Lady), steer wrestler Tanner Milan (3.6 seconds), team ropers Tanner Green/Scotty Raines (8.5 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (84 points on JK Rodeo's Snort), tie-down roper Scott Kormos (7.7 seconds), steer roper Tuf Cooper (32.1 seconds on three head), and barrel racer Holly Wright (15.26 seconds on one run).

Foss’ 87 to win the bareback riding earned him a share of the arena record along with Bo Casper (2007), Russ Hallaby (2007) and Ty Breuer (2009). Team ropers Tanner Green and Scotty Raines broke the two-head average record with a time of 8.5 seconds, a tenth of a second better than Steve Purcella/Jhett Johnson (2010), JoJo LeMond/Randon Adams (2010) and Tyler Wade/Kinney Harrell (2016).

Getting up high this morning. Mike Whitlock and Chuck Daniels are helping install our video boards. It's quite a view from up here!

 

 

Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo

 

Odessa, Texas, Jan. 6-14

 

All-around cowboy: Cash Myers, $5,267, steer wrestling and steer roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Austin Foss, 87 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Foxy Lady, $3,652; 2. (tie) Evan Jayne, Steven Dent and Clayton Biglow, 84, $2,069 each; 5. Wyatt Bloom, 83, $852; 6. (tie) Justin Miller, Tyler Scales and Clint Laye, 82, $487 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Tanner Milan, 3.6 seconds, $3,862; 2. Cash Myers, 3.9, $3,456; 3. Cody Cabral, 4.1, $3,049; 4. (tie) Logan Gledhill, Chance Howard, Wyatt Jurney and Cade Staton, 4.2, $2,033 each; 8. (tie) Rowdy Thames and Sam Powers, 4.4, $813 each; 10. Sean Mulligan, 4.5, $203. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. (tie) Tanner Green/Scotty Raines and Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.3 seconds, $1,934 each; 3. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.5, $1,395 each; 5. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 4.6, $990; 6. (tie) Dylan Gordon/Derrick Jantzen, Tyler Waters/Tyler Magnus, Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison and Paul David Tierney/Cesar de la Cruz, 4.7, $337 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.1 seconds, $1,934 each; 3. Tanner Green/Scotty Raines, 4.2, $1,530; 4. Rhen Richard/Rich Skelton, 4.3, $1,260; 5. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.4, $990; 6. (tie) Pace Freed/Cody Pearson and Tristan Sivells/Todd Hooker, 4.5, $585 each; 8. (tie) Parker Warner/Steve Northcott and Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.6, $90 each. Average: 1. Tanner Green/Scotty Raines, 8.5 seconds on two head, $3,104 each; 2. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 9.8, $2,699; 3. Rhen Richard/Rich Skelton, 9.9, $2,294; 4. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 10.0, $1,889; 5. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 10.5, $1,485; 6. (tie) JoJo LeMond/Quinn Kesler and Cody Snow /Wesley Thorp, 10.8, $877 each; 8. Jesse Stipes/Trey Johnson, 10.9, $270. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 84 points on JK Rodeo's Snort, $4,109; 2. Tyler Corrington, 83, $3,150; 3. Brady Nicholes, 81, $2,328; 4. Kobyn Williams, 80, $1,507; 5. Joey Sonnier, 79.5, $959; 6. Clayton Brum, 78.5, $685; 7. (tie) Wyatt Casper and Jesse Kruse, 78, $479 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Scott Kormos, 7.7 seconds, $4,353; 2. Clint Nyegaard, 8.0, $3,895; 3. Jesse Clark, 8.3, $3,437; 4. Derrick Traylor, 8.5, $2,979; 5. (tie) Reese Riemer, Joseph Parsons and EJ Roberts, 8.6, $2,062 each; 8. (tie) Trevor Thiel and Marcus Theriot, 8.7, $916 each; 10. (tie) Bryson Sechrist, Clay Long and Trent Creager, 8.9, $76 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Holly Wright, 15.26 seconds, $5,557; 2. Tillar Murray, 15.37, $4,446; 3. (tie) Taylor Smith, Brooke Rix and Jill Wilson, 15.39, $2,871 each; 6. Shelby Janssen, 15.41, $1,667; 7. (tie) Lori Todd and Madeline Dickens, 15.42, $1,320 each; 9. Taylor Langdon, 15.43, $1,111; 10. Suzanna Hill, 15.45, $973; 11. Nicole Laurence, 15.49, $834; 12. (tie) Rachel Rule, Sarah Rose McDonald and Tracy Nowlin, 15.50, $556 each; 15. Abby Penson, 15.51, $278. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Travis Mills, 10.9 seconds, $1,984; 2. Trevor Brazile, 11.5, $1,725; 3. Jarrett Blessing, 11.7, $1,467; 4. Marty Jones, 12.0, $1,208; 5. Tuf Cooper, 12.3, $949; 6. Kelly Casebolt, 12.4, $690; 7. Stephen Stransky, 12.7, $431; 8. Brent Lewis, 13.1, $173. Second round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 9.9 seconds, $1,984; 2. (tie) Guy Allen and Jess Tierney, 10.6, $1,596 each; 4. (tie) Ty Tillard and Bryce Davis, 10.8, $1,078 each; 6. Chance Kelton, 11.1, $690; 7. Brodie Poppino, 11.2, $431; 8. Troy Tillard, 11.6, $173. Third round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 9.9 seconds, $1,984; 2. Landon McClaugherty, 10.2, $1,725; 3. Scott Snedecor, 10.5, $1,467; 4. Troy Tillard, 10.7, $1,208; 5. Shay Good, 10.8, $949; 6. (tie) Brian Garr, Kim Ziegelgruber and Stephen Stransky, 11.1, $431 each. Average: 1. Tuf Cooper, 32.1 seconds on three head, $2,976; 2. Stephen Stransky, 35.7, $2,588; 3. Travis Mills, 38.1, $2,200; 4. Cash Myers, 39.0, $1,812; 5. Shay Good, 39.2, $1,423; 6. JoJo LeMond, 39.8, $1,035; 7. Trevor Brazile, 40.1, $647; 8. Mike Chase, 40.3, $259. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Tyler McVay, 87 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's The Gift, $4,681; 2. Clayton Savage, 85, $3,589; 3. Troy Garcia, 82, $2,653; 4. Lon Danley, 78, $1,716; 5. Cole Melancon, 77, $1,092; 6. (tie) Cain Smith, Preston Preece and Tyler Hessman, 75, $624 each. 

 

Total payoff: $222,901. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Powder River Rodeo, JK Rodeo and D & H Cattle. Rodeo secretary: Vickie Shireman. Officials: Cliff Overstreet, Chuck Hoss and Travis Howe. Timers: Ti Ada Wise and Michelle Corley. Bullfighters: Nathan Harp, Dusty Tuckness and Nathan Jestes. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankmen: Jim Kenney, Carroll Gilstrap and Rhett Beutler. Chute bosses: Matt Scott and Bennie Beutler. Pickup men: Matt Scott and Shandon Stalls. Photographer: Dudley Barker Jr. Music director: Benje Bendele.

Beutler & Sons bring the amazing rough stock to Sandhills. Be sure and visit their Facebook and leave them a thank you from Odessa rodeo fans.

For more coverage of the SandHills Stock Show Rodeo, check out the Feb. 3 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.