Cade Swor captures Guymon title

PRCA Photo by James Phifer

 

GUYMON, Okla. – Rest definitely didn’t lead to rust for Cade Swor’s primary horse Floyd Money.

The tie-down roper rode Floyd Money for the first time since March 28, and Swor left the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo (May 6-8) a champion with a time of 25.2 seconds in the three-head average.

“I gave him (Floyd Money) some time off and I had a kid named Logan Harkey exercising him for me,” Swor said. “I didn’t rope a practice calf, I didn’t do anything with Floyd Money. I just picked him up and went straight to Guymon. That horse is something else, he’s special, and it was really cool for me to win with him.” 

Swor is no stranger to success in Guymon as he also won here in 2013 with a time of 25.7 seconds in the three-head average.

“That rodeo has been good to me, and I really enjoy it, and it feels good to win here again,” said Swor, 33.

Floyd Money, who is 14, immediately showed off his skills in Guymon as he helped Swor win the first round with a 7.6-second time. Swor followed that up with a 8.0-second run, which was good for second place in round two.

“The first calf we ran, I tied him in 7.6 and I think the fastest they tied that calf after that was like 9.4,” Swor said. “That was probably the best run I’ve made all spring and I came back in the second round with a calf that was not good at all. He really ran hard and I took a chance at the barrier and reached and got by and tied him in 8 flat.”

Swor then clinched the title with a solid 9.6-second effort in the third round. Swor left town with $6,557 in winnings.

“I knew if I just made a no mistakes run in the third round, I would be in the top three in the average and I was able to win it,” said Swor, a five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2004-2006, 2014-15) qualifier.

When Swor isn’t riding Floyd Money, he rides Grizzly, 14, and Rango, 8.

“I have a couple of new horses and I wanted to take them out to California and give them a chance to win and give Floyd some time off,” Swor said. “There was absolutely nothing wrong with Floyd, I just wanted to give him some time off. California was really slow. My other horses worked good, but I just didn’t draw that good. I was kind of needing a win and Floyd dominated.”

Swor has a simple plan for Floyd Money this season.

“My approach this year is to try and save as many miles on Floyd as I can,” Swor said. “I want to ride him where I know he works good and the next rodeo I will ride him at will probably be Reno (Nev.) (June 16-25). Come June, I want him to be as fresh as he can be.”

Other winners at the $264,008 rodeo were all-around cowboy Josh Peek ($6,620, tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Jake Brown (89 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's No. 104), steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack (12.1 seconds on three head), team ropers Adam Rose/Walt Woodard (21.5 seconds on three head), saddle bronc riders, co-champions Ryder Wright (83.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Cool Runnings), and Allen Boore (83.5 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Gold Coast), barrel racer Michele McLeod (34.71 seconds on two runs), steer roper JoJo LeMond (54.4 seconds on four head), and bull rider Scottie Knapp (87 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Rattler).

 


Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo

Guymon, Okla., May 6-8

 

All-around cowboy: Josh Peek, $6,620, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Jake Brown, 89 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's No. 104-, $3,257; 2. Tanner Aus, 85, $2,497; 3. Orin Larsen, 84.5, $1,846; 4. Frank Morton, 82.5, $1,194; 5. Devan Reilly, 82, $760; 6. Tyler Scales, 81.5, $543; 7. Ty Breuer, 81, $434; 8. Caine Riddle, 80, $326. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. (tie) Tyler Waguespack and Josh Peek, 3.7 seconds, $1,671 each; 3. (tie) Jacob Talley and Matt Reeves, 4.1, $1,204 each; 5. (tie) Logan Gledhill and Tooter Silver, 4.2, $738 each; 7. (tie) Royce Johnson, Cody Doescher and Clayton Hass, 4.3, $181 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Tom Lewis and Gary Gilbert, 3.8 seconds, $1,671 each; 3. Tyler Waguespack, 3.9, $1,321; 4. Wade Steffen, 4.0, $1,088; 5. (tie) Talon Sterkel, J.D. Struxness, Ryan Bothum and Joshua Clark, 4.3, $505 each. Third round: 1. Dean Gorsuch, 3.9 seconds, $1,787; 2. Jacob Talley, 4.0, $1,554; 3. Trell Etbauer, 4.1, $1,321; 4. (tie) Nick Guy, J.D. Struxness and Tanner Brunner, 4.2, $855 each; 7. Clayton Hass, 4.3, $389; 8. Jason Thomas, 4.4, $155. Average: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 12.1 seconds on three head, $2,681; 2. J.D. Struxness, 13.1, $2,331; 3. Clayton Hass, 14.2, $1,982; 4. Cody Doescher, 14.4, $1,632; 5. Dean Gorsuch, 14.8, $1,282; 6. Tanner Brunner, 14.9, $932; 7. Nick Guy, 15.0, $583; 8. Jacob Talley, 15.3, $233. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 5.4 seconds, $1,975 each; 2. David Key/Travis Woodard, 6.1, $1,717; 3. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 6.6, $1,460; 4. Clay Ullery/Ryon Tittel, 6.7, $1,202; 5. Monty Wood/Brandon Gonzales, 6.8, $944; 6. Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 6.9, $687; 7. Blake Hughes/Brady Norman, 7.0, $429; 8. (tie) Lane Ivy/Braden Harmon, Paul David Tierney/Cesar de la Cruz and Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 7.1, $57 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Cory Clark/Levi Lord and Ryan Jarrett/Marty Yates, 5.1 seconds, $1,846 each; 3. Cody Heflin/Ben Hogan, 5.8, $1,460; 4. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi/Cullen Teller and J.B. James Jr/Brock Hanson, 6.4, $1,073 each; 6. Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher, 6.5, $687; 7. Miles Baker/Jace Crabb, 6.8, $429; 8. (tie) Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, Tyler Wojciechowski/Jace Davis and Aaron Macy/Cody Pearson, 7.1, $57 each. Third round: 1. Blake Hughes/Brady Norman, 6.7 seconds, $1,975 each; 2. Logan Olson/Gage Williams, 7.0, $1,717; 3. JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 7.1, $1,460; 4. Clay Ullery/Ryon Tittel, 7.2, $1,202; 5. (tie) Adam Rose/Walt Woodard and Lee Hagler/Todd Wilson, 7.3, $816 each; 7. Jason Thorstenson/Paul Griemsman, 7.6, $429; 8. (tie) Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher and Caleb Mitchell/Cody Thornton, 7.9, $86 each. Average: 1. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 21.5 seconds on three head, $2,962 each; 2. Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher, 22.8, $2,576; 3. Monty Wood/Brandon Gonzales, 23.4, $2,189; 4. Aaron Macy/Cody Pearson, 23.8, $1,803; 5. (tie) J.B. James Jr/Brock Hanson and Jason Thorstenson/Paul Griemsman, 24.1, $1,223 each; 7. Miles Baker/Jace Crabb, 24.7, $644; 8. Blaine Vick/Jim Ross Cooper, 25.6, $258. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Ryder Wright, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Cool Runnings, and Allen Boore, on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Gold Coast, 83.5 points, $3,101 each; 3. Roper Kiesner, 83, $1,990; 4. Chuck Schmidt, 82, $1,287; 5. (tie) Clay Elliott and Audy Reed, 80.5, $702 each; 7. Zeke Thurston, 80, $468; 8. (tie) Taygen Schuelke and Nat Stratton, 79.5, $176 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Cade Swor, 7.6 seconds, $1,946; 2. (tie) Sterling Smith and Adam Gray, 8.0, $1,565 each; 4. Caddo Lewallen, 8.2, $1,184; 5. Clint Cooper, 8.3, $931; 6. Ryan Jarrett, 8.5, $677; 7. (tie) Josh Peek and Reese Riemer, 8.6, $296 each. Second round: 1. Ace Slone, 7.7 seconds, $1,946; 2. Cade Swor, 8.0, $1,692; 3. Michael Otero, 8.1, $1,438; 4. (tie) Marty Yates and Josh Peek, 8.5, $1,058 each; 6. Ethan Hill, 8.6, $677; 7. (tie) EJ Roberts and Blane Cox, 8.7, $296 each. Third round: 1. Tyson Durfey, 7.6 seconds, $1,946; 2. Randall Carlisle, 7.8, $1,692; 3. Trent Creager, 7.9, $1,438; 4. (tie) Josh Peek and Cory Solomon, 8.5, $1,058 each; 6. Robert Mathis, 8.8, $677; 7. Chris Demases, 8.9, $423; 8. L.D. Meier, 9.2, $169. Average: 1. Cade Swor, 25.2 seconds on three head, $2,919; 2. Josh Peek, 25.6, $2,538; 3. Ace Slone, 27.4, $2,157; 4. Randall Carlisle, 28.1, $1,777; 5. Trent Creager, 28.8, $1,396; 6. Chris Demases, 28.9, $1,015; 7. (tie) L.D. Meier and Tye Thompson, 29.1, $444 each. 

 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Cayla Melby, 17.14 seconds, $1,959; 2. Taylor Langdon, 17.29, $1,679; 3. Cassidy Kruse, 17.35, $1,399; 4. Nicole Laurence, 17.36, $1,213; 5. Kellie Collier, 17.43, $933; 6. Stevi Hillman, 17.44, $746; 7. (tie) Pamela Capper and Ivy Conrado, 17.48, $466 each; 9. (tie) Mary Burger and Kelley Schnaufer, 17.50, $233 each. Second round: 1. Michele McLeod, 17.19 seconds, $1,959; 2. Tori Morris, 17.36, $1,679; 3. Abby Penson, 17.39, $1,399; 4. Taylor Langdon, 17.43, $1,213; 5. Carley Richardson, 17.45, $933; 6. Kellie Collier, 17.46, $746; 7. (tie) Kaylee Burnett and Sabrina Ketcham, 17.48, $466 each; 9. Amy Jo Farella, 17.50, $280; 10. Calyssa Thomas, 17.51, $187. Average: 1. Michele McLeod, 34.71 seconds on two head, $1,959; 2. Taylor Langdon, 34.72, $1,679; 3. Kellie Collier, 34.89, $1,399; 4. Nicole Laurence, 35.02, $1,213; 5. Mary Burger, 35.03, $933; 6. Cassidy Kruse, 35.05, $746; 7. (tie) Carley Richardson and Jana Griemsman, 35.11, $466 each; 9. Tori Morris, 35.17, $280; 10. Cayla Melby, 35.18, $187. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Will Gasperson, 12.6 seconds, $1,697; 2. Scott Snedecor, 13.6, $1,476; 3. Guy Allen, 13.7, $1,254; 4. Dan Fisher, 14.4, $1,033; 5. Vin Fisher Jr., 14.5, $812; 6. Jarrett Blessing, 14.7, $590; 7. Marty Jones, 14.8, $369; 8. JoJo LeMond, 15.0, $148. Second round: 1. K.W. Lauer, 12.4 seconds, $1,697; 2. Don Eddleman, 12.6, $1,476; 3. (tie) Marty Jones and Billy Good, 13.2, $1,144 each; 5. Scott Snedecor, 13.4, $812; 6. (tie) Jess Tierney and John Bland, 13.5, $480 each; 8. JoJo LeMond, 13.9, $148. Third round: 1. Troy Tillard, 10.7 seconds, $1,697; 2. Jason Evans, 11.0, $1,476; 3. Jess Tierney, 11.1, $1,254; 4. Rocky Patterson, 11.2, $1,033; 5. Corey Ross, 11.4, $812; 6. Don Eddleman, 11.8, $590; 7. J.P. Wickett, 12.1, $369; 8. Brodie Poppino, 12.2, $148. Fourth round: 1. Lawson Plemons, 10.0 seconds, $1,697; 2. Tom Smith, 10.6, $1,476; 3. Brian Garr, 10.7, $1,254; 4. (tie) Ty Herd and Brodie Poppino, 11.0, $922 each; 6. JoJo LeMond, 11.6, $590; 7. Jarrett Blessing, 11.7, $369; 8. Brent Lewis, 11.9, $148. Average: 1. JoJo LeMond, 54.4 seconds on four head, $3,394; 2. Scott Snedecor, 60.5, $2,952; 3. Jarrett Blessing, 60.6, $2,509; 4. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr. and Rocky Patterson, 62.0, $1,845 each; 6. Jim Locke, 62.2, $1,181; 7. Jason Evans, 63.1, $738; 8. Tony Reina, 71.0, $295. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Scottie Knapp, 87 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Rattler, $3,835; 2. Tyler Smith, 86.5, $2,940; 3. Justin Hendrix, 85.5, $2,173; 4. Tanner Learmont, 85, $1,406; 5. Dalan Duncan, 84.5, $895; 6. (tie) Eli Vastbinder and Clay Wagner, 81, $575 each; 8. (tie) Dallee Mason and Tyler Taylor, 80.5, $192 each. 

 

Total payoff: $264,008. Stock contractor: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Korkow Rodeos, Powder River Rodeo, Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo and Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Linda Alsbaugh. Officials: George Gibbs, Chuck Hoss, Sam Minnick and Steve Knowles. Timers: Joyce Short and Jodi Crippen. Announcers: Andy Stewart and Ken Stonecipher. Specialty act: Cody Sosebee. Bullfighters: Brandon Loden and Clay Heger. Clown/barrelman: Cody Sosebee. Flankmen: T.J. Korkow and Dusty Duba. Chute bosses: Art Alsbaugh and John Gwatney. Pickup men: Jeremy Willis and Tommy Pettit. Photographer: James Phifer. Music director: Benje Bendele.

For more coverage of the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, check out the May 20 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.