Near capacity crowd enjoys final rodeo at 110th National Western

By Susan Kanode

For the National Western Stock Show

 

            DENVER, (Jan. 24, 2016) --- When the 110th annual National Western Stock Show came to a close on Sunday, there were some very happy contestants in the Denver Coliseum.

            A near capacity crowd of over 7,400 people were on hand to see the action. Jake Brown, Baylor Roche and Clay Smith are all coming off of their first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifications and left with National Western titles.

            Brown, from Hillsboro, Texas, won the bareback riding with a total score of 252 points. He earned a total of $10,620. He also wowed the crowd earlier in the competition with a 90-point effort on Calgary Stampede’s great bucking horse Reckless Margie. This is the same horse that took Tim O’Connell to an 87-point score at the finals. O’Connell from Zwingle, Iowa tied for the round win with Richmond Champion from The Woodlands, Texas, who rode Cervi Brother’s Rodeo Houston’s Gander Goose.

            Roche dominated the steer wrestling earning the title with a total of 13.0 seconds on three runs. His nearest competitor was Colorado’s Josh Peek who made three runs in 14.8. Roche from Tremonton, Utah earned $10,168 here.

            “I think that the guys that were at the NFR have an edge at these building rodeos,” Roche said. “I feel like I’m sharper than I have been in the past. I’ve only had two weeks off. I had a pretty good finals and that helps give you momentum going into the new year.”

            Clay Smith, from Broken Bow, Okla., roped at the 2015 NFR with Paul Eaves and their team roping partnership has stayed intact. Eaves has been to Las Vegas to compete in rodeo’s championships four times.  Last December was Smith’s first. With Smith doing the heading and Eaves heeling, they roped three steers in 16.7 seconds for a total of $7,006 each.

            Shelby Herrmann left Denver last year with a second place finish. This year, the Stephenville, Texas resident got the buckle and $11,387.  She was the high-money winner at the rodeo and had a total time of 46.11 seconds on three runs.

            This year’s rodeo paid $466,672. Other winners Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, saddle bronc riding; Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, tie-down roping; and Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore., bull riding.


Tie-down roper Trevor Brazile wins the average in Denver with a 23.8-second time on three head.

           Bareback Riding – Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 252 points, $10,620

Steer Wrestling – Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 13.0 seconds, $10,168

Team Roping – Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., &

Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 16.7 seconds, $7,006 each

Saddle Bronc Riding – Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 246 points, $8,620

Tie-Down Roping – Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 23.8 seconds, $10,200

Barrel Racing – Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, 46.11 seconds, $11,387

Bull Riding – Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore., 247 points, $10,583

 

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DENVER, (Jan. 24, 2016) – The following are unofficial results from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo.

Bareback Riding: (final round) 1, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, on Cervi Brother’s Rodeo Houston’s Gander Goose, 87 points and $1,450 each. 3, (tie) Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., and Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta, 84.5, $750. 5, Nate S. McFadden, Elsmere, Neb., 82, $350. 6, Wyatt Maines, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, 81, $250.  (total on three) 1, Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 252 points, $5,370. 2, Bowers, 249, $4,117. 3, Champion, 248, $3,043. 4, (tie) Foss and Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 247, $1,611 each. 6, O’Connell, 242, $895. 7, McFadden, 240, $716. 8, Maines, 237, $537.

 

            Steer Wrestling: (final round) 1, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 4.1 seconds, $1,421. 2, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 4.2, $1,176. 3, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.3, $931. 4, (tie) Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho and Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Mo., 4.7, $564. 6, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 5.3, $245.  (total on three) 1, Roche, 13.0, $6,188. 2, Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 14.8, $5,381. 3, Brunner, 15.0, $4,574. 4, (tie) Erickson; Pearson; and Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 15.2, $2,960 each. 7, Tavenner, 16.0, $1,345. 8, Branquinho, 16.2, $538. 

 

            Team Roping: (final round) 1, Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas, and Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas, 5.8 seconds, $1,435. 2, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta, and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 6.1, $1,188. 3, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Paul Eaves, Lonedel, Mo., 6.4, $940. 4, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and York Gill, Stephenville, Texas, 6.7, $693. 5, Will Clark and Kolby Miller, Erin, Tenn., 7.7, $445. 6, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Chad Wahlert, Kersey, Colo., 11.1, $247. (total on three) 1, Smith and Eaves, 16.7, $4,585. 2, Wiley and Pearce, 17.6, $3,987. 3, Cooper and Gill, 18.4, $3,388. 4, Simpson and Buhler, 18.7, $2,790. 5, Clark and Miller, 19.6, $2,192. 6, Beckett and Wahlert, 23.3, $1,594. 7, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 26.3, $997. 8, Jr. Dees, and Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D., 27.9, $399.

 

            Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round) 1, Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 89 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell, $1,650. 2, (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.;  and Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah;  83, $1,075 each.  4, Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.; CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah; and Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas; 82, $400. (total on three) 1, Spreadborough, 246, $6,336. 2, Crawley, 243, $4,858. 3, Boore, 242, $3,590. 4, Scheer, 239, $2,323. 5, (tie) Bradshaw and Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 235, $1,267. 7, (tie) Schmidt and Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 233, $739.  

 

            Tie-Down Roping: (final round) 1, Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 6.9 seconds, $1,435. 2, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 7.5, $1,188. 3, Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas, 7.9, $940. 4, Justin Macha, Needville, Texas, 8.1, $693. 5, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 8.2, $445. 6, Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas, 9.3, $247. (total on three) 1, Brazile, 23.8, $6,281. 2, Pruitt, 24.6, $5,407. 3, Hanchey, 24.7, $4,596. 4, Macha, 26.1, $3,785. 5, Watkins, 26.6, $2,974. 6, Hofstetter, 27.2, $2,163. 7, L.D. Meier, Texhoma, Okla., 28.3, $1,351. 8, (tie) Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, and Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 28.4, $270.

 

            Women’s Barrel Race: (final round) 1, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 15.33 seconds, $2,534. 2, Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla., 15.41, $1,900. 3, Kim Couch, Rattan, Okla., 15.43, $1,267. 4, Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, 15.46, $633. (total on three) 1, Herrman, 46.11, $5,132. 2, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 46.19, $4,399. 3, Couch, 46.38, $3,665. 4, Walker, 46.44, $3,177. 5, Burger, 46.52, $2,443. 6, Calyssa Thomas, Harrold, S.D., 46.60, $1,955. 7, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 46.68, $1,466. 8, Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D., 46.76, $977. 9, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 47.26, $733. 10, Jackie Jatzlau, Giddings, Texas, 51.40, $488.

 

            Bull Riding: (final round – five rides) 1, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 91 points on JK Rodeo’s Page Break. 2, (tie) Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., and Rorey Maier, Timberlake, S.D., 81, $1,075. 4, Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore., 79, $600. 5, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 75, $350.  (total on three) 1, Campbell, 246.5, $6,517. 2, Askey, 244.5, $4,996. 3, Maier, 242, $3,693. 4, Koschel, 240, $2,390. 5, Frost, 237, $1,520. (on two) 6, Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., 167, $1,086. 7, (tie) Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, and Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla., 162, $760.