For A-J Media
During the past weekend, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s top riders saddled up for the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash.
Kaycee Feild, who is attempting to win a record tying fifth world bareback riding title, clinched the bareback title after turning in a final round score of 87 aboard Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie. It was his fourth title at the Puyallup Rodeo in the past five years. He also won the titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
After winning in Puyallup, Feild is ranked No. 1 in the bareback riding 2015 world standings with $110,633.
Timber Moore of Aubrey won the tie-down roping title in Puyallup after turning in a final round time of 9.2. Moore is ranked second in the world title race with $104,742.
Three-time world champion Tuf Cooper of Decatur, who finished fourth in the tie-down roping title race in Puyallup, is ranked No. 1 in the PRCA world standings with $122,915.
In saddle bronc riding, former Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Jacobs Crawley of Boerne clinched the title after turning in final round score of 88.5 on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior. He is ranked third in the saddle bronc riding world race with $94,184.
Other winners at the $248,575 rodeo were rookie steer wrestler J.D. Struxness (4.7 seconds), team ropers Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill (4.9 seconds), barrel racer Cassidy Kruse (14.61 seconds) and bull rider Ty Wallace (87 points on Growney Brothers Rodeo’s What A Ball).
Chandler Bownds of Lubbock also finished in the money in bull riding. He earned $5,427 after tying for first in the first round after turning in a score of 86 aboard a bovine named Crazy Bull, owned by the Flying Diamond Rodeo Co.
Bownds is ranked fifth in the PRCA’s bull riding standings with $88,270 in regular season earnings, which should be enough to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The PRCA’s regular season concludes Sept. 30. At that point, the top 15 in each event will advance to the Dec. 3-12 National Finals, which will be conducted at Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center.
During the past weekend, the Professional Bull Riders’ top competitors rode in the Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in Springfield, Mo.
J.W. Harris of May, a four-time PRCA champion who began competing PBR tour more frequently last year, won the title. He is ranked sixth in the 2015 world title race with 2,267.5 points.
J.B. Mauney, who tied for ninth in the title race in Springfield, is ranked No. 1 with 3,947.5 points, 312.5 ahead of Vieira going into this weekend’s show in North Carolina. Kaique Pacheco is ranked No. 3 with 2,987.5, 960 behind Mauney.
While competing in Round 3 on Sunday in Springfield, Mauney sustained a bruised left leg and ankle, as well as spraining his left knee (MCL), when his leg hung in the slat of the chute as the bull bucked prior to his ride attempt, He was unable to take his re-ride or compete in the final round. Mauney is listed as probable for this weekend’s tour stop in Charlotte. He was able to leave the arena without crutches, according to the PBR.
The Charlotte show, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, is the first of three remaining regular season Built Ford Tough Series tour stops that can help competitors qualify for the October 21-25 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.
Amarillo rodeo update
The 2015 Tri-State Fair Rodeo is Sept. 24-26 at the Amarillo National Center in Amarillo. For ticket information on the PRCA show, visit tristatefair.com.
BRETT HOFFMAN, A TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME MEMBER, HAS WRITTEN A RODEO COLUMN FOR THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM OVER THE PAST QUARTER-CENTURY. EMAIL HIM AT BCHOFFMAN777@EARTHLINK.NET.