Jake Brown wows National Western Crowd with Winning Ride

 

By Susan Kanode

For the National Western Stock Show

 

            DENVER (January 17, 2017) --- Jake Brown’s 2016 season got a big boost when he won the bareback riding title at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. 

            He’s back in Denver this year and working towards a similar result. Brown rode here on Monday afternoon scoring 74 points. He had his second horse on Tuesday night where he wowed the crowd with an 85.5 point effort. 

            Brown, from Cleveland, Texas, is now leading the second round and is in fifth place overall. He has a good chance of being here on Jan. 22 for the U.S. Bank Championship Finals. The top 12 contestants will advance. 

            After winning the National Western Stock Show Rodeo last year, hewas at the top of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings and was on track to qualify for his second Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Then in Jasper, Texas, last May, he sprained his thumb on his riding thumb. 

            Bareback riders need a healthy and strong thumb to grip the handle in their riggings, so Brown had surgery to repair it in June. He missed three of the busiest months of the season. He came back and won two rodeos to get to rodeo’s championships in ninth place. 

            His injury list is long and extensive and got a little longer in Las Vegas. He sustained a concussion and had to watch from the sidelines before returning. He is completely healthy and riding like a champion here. 

            Jordan Hansen had his second successful bull ride on Tuesday night. The Okotoks, Alberta, resident scored 85.5 points on Cervi Brothers’ Hangin Ten to move into second place in the round and take command of the overall lead. 

            Hansen has a total of 173 points on two rides. Dustin Bowen from Waller, Texas, is now in second with 168.5.  Joe frost also moved into the bull riding standings here. The three-time NFR qualifier from Randlett, Utah, is currently fourth with 161.5. 

There are two rodeos on Wednesday in the Denver Coliseum. The afternoon begins at 1:30 p.m. and the evening performance begins at 7 p.m. 

2016 Westernaries.  Photo by NWSS Volunteers 

 

 

            DENVER (January 17, 2017) --- The following are unofficial results from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 

 

Tenth Performance --- 

 

            Bareback Riding: 1, Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas, 85.5 points on Cervi Brother’s Ransom’s Disaster. 2, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 83. 3, Mike Solberg, Sunnynook, Alberta, 81. 4, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 78. 

 

Steer Wrestling:  1, Clayton Tuchscherer, Dona ana, N.M., 5.8. 2, Wyatt Jurney, Las Cruces, N.M., 6.9. 3, Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb.,  7.8. 4, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 10.6. 

 

Team Roping: 1, Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore., and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla., 5.2 seconds. 2, Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss, and Tyler Domingue, De Kalb, Texas, 5.9. 3, Lane Karney, Creston, Calif., and Dalton Pearce, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 6.1. 4, Rowdy Rieken, Arp, Texas, and Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas, 6.4. 

 

            Saddle Bronc Riding: (two rides) 1, Jace Blackwell, Hermosa, S.D., 66 points on Cervi Championship’s Hello Dolly. 2, Colton J. Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 54. 

 

            Tie-Down Roping: 1, Dane Browning, Coyote, Calif., 9.9 seconds. 2, Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas, 10.3. 3, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 10.6. 4, Matt Kenney, Onawa, Iowa, 11.0. 

 

            Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis., 15.31 seconds. 2, Kelly Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 15.35. 3, Cranna Roberts, Lacombe, Alberta, 15.52. 4, Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas, 15.54. 

 

            Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 85.5 points on Cervi Brothers Hangin Ten. 2, Jacob Smith, LaSalle, Colo., 79.5. 3, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 75. 

 

Luke Branquhino.  Photo by NWSS Volunteers 

Current Leaders --- 

 

Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M., 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Xplosive Skies. 2, (tie) Buck Lunak, Cut Bank, Mont., and Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 83.5. 4, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 82.5. (second round) 1, Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas, 85.5 points on Cervi Brothers Ransom’s Disaster. 2, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 85. 2, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 84.5. 3, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 83. 4, Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo., 81.  (total on two) 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 168. 2, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 165.5. 3, Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M., 161. 4, Buck Lunak, Cut Bank, Mont., 160.5.

 

Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, (tie) Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.; Heath Thomas, Hemphill, Texas; Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.,; and Clayton Tuscherer, Dona Ana, N.M., 4.2 seconds each. (second round) 1, Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla., 3.4. 2, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 3.8. 3, (tie) Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.; Gary Gilbert, St. Cloud, Fla.; and Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas; 4.1. (total on two) 1, Gary Gilbert, St. Cloud, Fla., 8.9. 2, (tie) Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., and Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 9.0. 4, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., 9.2. 

 

Team Roping: (first round) 1, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 4.6 seconds. 2, (tie) Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla., and Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.; and Jhett and Bret Trenary, Salida, Colo.; 5.0. 4, (tie) Robert Ansley, Moriarity, N.M., and Shad Chadwick, Cave Creek, Ariz.; and Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore., and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.; 5.2.  (second round) 1, Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah and Thad Ward, Howell, Utah, 4.1. 2, Tanner Baldwin, Vale, Ariz., and Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif., 4.2. 3, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.; 4.3. 4, Philip McCoy, Beggs, Okla., and Josh Fillmore, Penrose, Colo., 4.6.  (total on two) 1, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland, City, Tenn., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 9.6. 2, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas, 11.4. 3, Tanner Baldwin, Vale, Ariz., and Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif., 15.3. 4, Wade and Wylee Nelson, Faith, S.D., 16.0. 

 

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 88 points on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior. 2, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 86. 3, Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 85.5. 4, (tie) Brady Nicholes, Hoytesville, Utah, and Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 82.5 each. (second round) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 85 points on Calgary Stampede’s Sergeant Whitney. 2, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 82.5. 3, Hawkins Boyce, Malad, Utah, 81.5. 4, (tie) Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, and Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 81. (total on two) 1, Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 169. 2, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 168.5. 3, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 166.5. 4, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 162.5. 

 

            Tie-Down Roping: (first round) 1, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 7.6. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.8. 3, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 8.0. 4, (tie) Will Howell, Stillwater, Okla., and J.D. McQuistion, Collinsville, Texas, 8.1 each. (second round) 1, (tie) Caddo Lewellan, Morrison, Okla., and Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La., 7.9. 3, Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., 8.0. 4, Dillon Holder, Eugene, Mo., 8.3. (total on two) 1, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 16.2. 2, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 17.0. 3, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.9. 4, J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah, 18.4. 

 

            Women’s Barrel Race: (first round) 1, Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wisc., 15.31 seconds. 2, Kelly Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 15.35. 3, (tie) Dena Kirkpatrick, Post, Texas, and Cayla Small, Burneyville, Okla., 15.38 each. (second round) 1, Kali Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 15.34. 2, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 15.46. 3, Rainy Pratt, Stephenville, Texas, 15.51. 4, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 15.56.  (total on two) 1, Kali Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 30.80. 2, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 30.87. 3, Sidney Forest, Lipan, Texas, 31.06. 4, Cayla Small, Burneyville, Okla., 31.13.   

 

            Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 87.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Vitalix White Smoke. 2, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 86.5. 3, Mike Sparks, Caldwell, Idaho, 85.5. 4, Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore., 85. (second round) 1, Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, 86 on Cervi Championship’s Slim Kitty. 2, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 85.5. 3, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 84.5. 4, (tie) Jeff Berturs, Avon, S.D., and Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, 81.5. (total on two) 1, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 173. 2, Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, 168.5. 3, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 163. 4, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 161.5.