Cowboy Christmas: For The Record

For the Record: Greeley, Prescott, Oakley City and St. Paul



Cowboy Christmas is the busiest and most-lucrative time of the year in ProRodeo with more than 50 rodeos happening across the U.S. and Canada during Independence Day celebrations. 

With big money on the line, cowboys bring their best to each arena and often set arena records – so when July rolls around, ‘tis the season to set records.  

The following arena records are for the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, which runs from June 27 through July 3; the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz., which runs June 28 through July 4; the Oakley (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo, which runs June 30 through July 4; and the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, which runs June 30 through July 4.

Greeley (1953-2016)

• All-around: $12,413, Trevor Brazile, 2013

• Bareback riding: 89 points, Cimarron Gerke, 2004; Royce Ford, 2009; Bobby Mote, 2009; Will Lowe, 2013; Tim O’Connell, 2014 (174/2, Tim O’Connell, 2014)

• Steer wrestling: 3.2 seconds, Swede Swanson, 1977; Mike Sanders, 1993 (7.1/2, Mark Roy, 1993; 11.7/3, Brad Gleason, 1997)

• Team roping: 4.3 seconds, Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 2011 (9.8/2, Jake Cooper/Rhen Richard, 2012; 15.7/3, Todd Arthur/Twister Cain, 1998)

• Saddle bronc riding: 87 points, Billie Etbauer, 1996; Jesse Bail, 2002; Mo Forbes, 2002; Dan Mortensen, 2004; Rod Warren, 2005; Cody Wright, 2008; Jeff Willert, 2010; Chad Ferley, 2013 (172/2, Mo Forbes, 2002; 163/3, Bud Clemens, 1964)

• Tie-down roping: 7.6 seconds, Raymond Hollabaugh, 1990; Fred Whitfield, 1994; Charley Russell, 2007 (16.7/2, Brent Lewis, 1993; 26.3/3, Ronnie Hyde, 1997)

• Barrel racing: 16.90 seconds, JoAnn Middleton, 1993 (34.16/2, Kristie Peterson, 1994; 51.83/3, Kristie Peterson, 2000).

• Bull riding: 91, Blaine Whipp, 2002 (176/2, Cody Hancock, 2008)

Prescott (1888-2016)

• Total payout: $261,068, 2013

• All-around: $8,241, Ryan Jarrett, 2008

• Bareback riding: 91 points, Brian Bain, 2012

• Steer wrestling: 3.4 seconds, Tim Tierney, 1979 (7.4/2, Tierney, 1979)

• Team roping: 4.1 seconds, Mark Simon/Bret Tonozzi, 2001 (10.7/2, Trevor Brazile/Michael Jones, 2005)

• Saddle bronc riding: 88 points, Cody DeMoss, 2005

• Tie-down roping: 7.8 seconds, Scott Kormos, 2002; Kyle Hughes, 2006

• Barrel racing: 16.93 seconds, Christy Loflin, 2013 (34.04/2, Loflin, 2013)

• Steer roping: 9.9 seconds, Garrett Hale, 2016 (38.5/3, Brad Prather, 2013)

• Bull riding: 93 points, Cody Whitney, 2012

Oakley City (1984-2016)

• Total payout: $176,640, 2016

• All-around: $3,834, Landon McClaugherty, 2014

• Bareback riding: 88 points, Steven Peebles, 2011

• Steer wrestling: 3.3 seconds, Dean Gorsuch, 2006

• Team roping: 4.1 seconds, Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and John Alley/Clark Adcock, 2016

• Saddle bronc riding: *89 points, Billy Etbauer, 2004; 88 points, Scott Miller, 2010; Bryan Martinat, 2013; Zeke Thurston, 2015

• Tie-down roping: 6.8 seconds, Marcos Costa, 2016; Matt Shiozawa, 2016

• Barrel racing: 14.86 seconds, Kelly Larson, 2012

• Bull riding: 93 points, Scottie Knapp, 2014

*Billy Etbauer’s 2004 saddle bronc riding record is the only Oakley City record set prior to moving to the new facility in 2005

St. Paul (1936-2016)

• Total payout: $337,961, 2013

• All-around: $11,689, Trevor Brazile, 2008

• Bareback riding: 88 points, Bruce Ford, 1989; Wes Stevenson, 2002; Steven Dent, 2012

• Steer wrestling: 3.5 seconds, Mike Fuller, 1986; Luke Branquinho, 2002; Shawn Greenfield, 2016

• Team roping: 4.2 seconds, Joe Beaver/Tom Bourne, 2001; Ty Blasingame/Cody Hintz, 2010 (9.2/2, Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 2014)

• Saddle bronc riding: 88 points, Cody Wright, 2003; Matt Marvel, 2007; Bradley Harter, 2011

• Tie-down roping: 7.4 seconds, Shane Hanchey, 2011

• Barrel racing: 16.38 seconds, Callie duPerier, 2015

• Bull riding: 94 points, Terry Don West, 1996

Check back with prorodeo.com for more Cowboy Christmas arena records. The June 30 installment will include Eugene, Ore., Bell Fourche, S.D., Cody, Wyo., and Molalla, Ore. Then on July 1, arena records for Livingston, Mont., Red Lodge, Mont., and Window Rock, Ariz., will be posted. Finally, on July 2, arena records for Estes Park, Colo., Vernal, Utah, and Drummond, Mont., will be posted.

For the Record: Eugene, Belle Fourche, Cody and Molalla



Cowboy Christmas is the busiest and most-lucrative time of the year in ProRodeo with more than 50 rodeos happening across the U.S. and Canada around Independence Day. 

With big money on the line, cowboys bring their best to each arena and often set arena records – so when July rolls around, ‘tis the season to set records.  

The following arena records are for the Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo, which runs July 1-3; the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo in Belle Fourche, S.D., which runs July 1-4; the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, which runs July 1-4; and the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, which runs July 1-4.

Eugene (1993-2016)

• Total payout: $170,834 in 1996

• All-around: $4,902, Ty Murray, 1993

• Bareback riding: 87 points, Jason Jeter, 1997

• Steer wrestling: 3.6 seconds, Leon Vick, 1993

• Team roping: 4.4 seconds, Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 2007

• Saddle bronc riding: 83 points, Guy Shapka, 1994; Dan Mortensen, 1997; Cody Wright, 2012; Alex Wright, 2012; Max Filippini, 2016) 

• Tie-down roping: 7.7 seconds, Joe Beaver, 1993

• Barrel racing: 16.95 seconds, Kay Blandford, 1996

• Bull riding: 93 points, Terry Don West, 1995; Scott Mendes, 1999

Belle Fourche (1944-2016)

• Total payout: $151,621, 2014

• All-around: $3,180, Paul Tierney, 1983

• Bareback riding: 90 points, Marvin Garrett, 2004

• Steer wrestling: 3.3 seconds, Ronnie Fields, 2004

• Team roping: 4.3 seconds, Lee Olsen/Jeff Nelson, 2007

• Saddle bronc riding: 90 points, Wade Sundell, 2013

• Tie-down roping: 7.3 seconds, Clint Cooper, 2013

• Barrel racing: 16.96 seconds, Brittany Pozzi, 2012; Paxton Segelke, 2015

• Steer roping: 9.0 seconds, Rocky Patterson, 2011 (33.3/3, Patterson, 2011)

• Bull riding: 93 points, Chad Brennan, 2002

Cody (1953-2016)

• Total payout: $377,723, 2007

• All-around: $11,369, Trevor Brazile, 2015

• Bareback riding: 91 points, Ty Breuer, 2013

• Steer wrestling: 3.3 seconds, Chad Hagan, 1997

• Team roping: 4.0 seconds, Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 2012

• Saddle bronc riding: 92 points, Dan Mortensen, 1995

• Tie-down roping: 7.2 seconds, Trevor Brazile, 2009; Jake Hannum, 2009

• Barrel racing: 16.01, Kelly Yates, 1999

• Bull riding: 94 points, Wesley Silcox, 2011

Molalla (1954-2016)

• Total payout: $186,855, 2008

• All-around: $6,105, Bobby Mote, 2012

• Bareback riding: 90 points, Jessy Davis, 2008

• Steer wrestling: 2.4 seconds, Dale Huddleston, 1964

• Team roping: 4.1 seconds, Clayton Hansen/Garrett Jess, 2014

• Saddle bronc riding: 90 points, Chad Ferley, 2010

• Tie-down roping: 7.3 seconds, Ryan Jarrett, 2006

• Barrel racing: 16.92, Kassie Mowry, 2005

• Bull riding: 92 points, Jesse Bail, 2002; Clayton Foltyn, 2004

Check back with prorodeo.com for more Cowboy Christmas arena records. The July 1 installment will have arena records for Livingston, Mont., Red Lodge, Mont., and Window Rock, Ariz. Then, on July 2, arena records for Estes Park, Colo., Vernal, Utah, and Drummond, Mont., will be posted.

For the Record: Livingston, Red Lodge, and Window Rock



Cowboy Christmas is the busiest and most-lucrative time of the year in ProRodeo with more than 50 rodeos happening across the U.S. and Canada around Independence Day. 

With big money on the line, cowboys bring their best to each arena and often set arena records – so when July rolls around, ‘tis the season to set records.  

The following arena records are for the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup; the Home of the Champions Rodeo in Red Lodge, Mont.; and the Annual Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo in Window Rock, Ariz. – all of which run July 2-4. 

Livingston (1952-2016)

• Total payout: $205,307, 2016

• All-around: $5,959, Trevor Brazile, 2013

• Bareback riding: 89 points, Kyle Bowers, 2004; Travis Sharp, 2006

• Steer wrestling: 3.3 seconds, Frank Shepperson, 1976; K.C. Jones, 2013; Trevor Knowles, 2014

• Team roping: 3.6 seconds, Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 2013

• Saddle bronc riding: 89 points, Ryan Mapston, 1997; Taos Muncy, 2015

• Tie-down roping: 6.7 seconds, Hunter Herrin, 2012

• Barrel racing: 17.02 seconds, Kaley Bass, 2014

• Bull riding: 92 points, Jerry Beagley, 1979; Justin Mack, 1999; Rob Bell, 2000

Red Lodge (1945-2016)

• Total payout: $121,093, 2007

• All-around: $5,370, Trevor Brazile, 2010

• Bareback riding: 88 points, Casey Breuer, 2013

• Steer wrestling: 3.2 seconds, Johnny Silva, 2009

• Team roping: 3.6 seconds, Travis Tryan/Jake Long, 2012

• Saddle bronc riding: 91 points, Shaun Stroh, 2010

• Tie-down roping: 6.8 seconds, Matt Shiozawa, 2008

• Barrel racing: 17.03 seconds, Tiffani Sonnier, 2004

• Bull riding: 92 points, Kanin Asay, 2014

Window Rock (1987-2016)

• Total payout: $167,905, 2007

• All-around: $5,811, Trevor Brazile, 2013

• Bareback riding: 93 points, Tom McFarland, 2006

• Steer wrestling: 3.1 seconds, Jacob Antone, 1988; Dale Meinecke, 1995

• Team roping: 3.9 seconds, Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 2012

• Saddle bronc riding: 88 points, Glen O’Neill, 1999; Billy Etbauer, 2009; Tyler Corrington, 2010; Jake Wright, 2012

• Tie-down roping: 7.3 seconds, Justin Macha, 2004

• Barrel racing: 15.60 seconds, Kassidy Dennison, 2013 and 2014

• Bull riding: 94 points Clayton Foltyn, 2010

Check back with prorodeo.com for more Cowboy Christmas arena records. The July 2 installment will have arena records for Estes Park, Colo., Vernal, Utah, and Drummond, Mont.

For the Record: Estes Park, Vernal, and Drummond



Cowboy Christmas is the busiest and most-lucrative time of the year in ProRodeo with more than 50 rodeos happening across the U.S. and Canada around Independence Day. 

With big money on the line, cowboys bring their best to each arena and often set arena records – so when July rolls around, ‘tis the season to set records.  

The following arena records are for the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., which runs July 5-10; the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo in Vernal, Utah, which runs July 6-8; and the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, which is set for July 9. 

Estes Park (1947-2016)

• Total payout: $157,959, 2016

• All-around:  $6,588, Trevor Brazile, 2015

• Bareback riding: 88 points, Kelly Timberman, 2001

• Steer wrestling: 3.2 seconds, John Lowry, 1976; Chad Hagan, 2002

• Team roping: 4.1 seconds, Brady Tryan/York Gill, 2012; Paul David Tierney/Cody Doescher, 2012; Dustin Egusquiza/Clint Summers, 2016 (8.5/2, Tryan/Gill, 2012)

• Saddle bronc riding: 88 points, Cody Angland, 2012

• Tie-down roping: 7.6 seconds, Coy Kummer, 1997; Jesse Childers, 2005; Justin Maass, 2010; Sterling Smith, 2013

• Barrel racing: 17.40 seconds, Michelle Lummus, 2014

• Bull riding: 91 points, Jarrod Ford, 2005; Trey Benton III, 2012

Vernal (1950-2016)

• Total payout: $213,629, 2005

• All-around: $7,269, Scott Johnston, 2000

• Bareback riding: 91 points, Royce Ford, 2006

• Steer wrestling: 3.0 seconds, Marvin Dubose, 1998

• Team roping: 3.7 seconds, Derrick Begay/Victor Aros, 2007

• Saddle bronc riding: 93 points, Kent Cooper, 1980

• Tie-down roping: 7.2 seconds, Josh Peek, 2013

• Barrel racing: 16.81 seconds, Ann Scott, 2014

• Steer roping: 10.6 seconds, Brady Garten, 2005 (41.4/3, Trevor Brazile, 2005)

• Bull riding: 95 points, Cody Hancock, 2004; Steve Woolsey, 2005 (179/2, Hancock, 2004)

Drummond (1947-2016)

• Total payout: $21,789 in 2014

• All-around: $1,585, Brett Fleming, 2008

• Bareback riding: 83 points, J.R. Vezain, 2010

• Steer wrestling: 3.7 seconds, Mark Radue, 2008

• Team roping: 4.4 seconds, Derick Fleming/Kory Mytty, 2006

• Saddle bronc riding: 85 points, Josh Reynolds, 2007; James Irish, 2011

• Tie-down roping: 9.0 seconds, Todd Suhn, 2002

• Barrel racing: 16.99 seconds, Carlee Pierce, 2014

• Bull riding: 85 points, Dave Urick, 1980

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