Joaquin Real captures landmark win in St. Paul

Story Courtesy PRCA/ProRodeo.com



ST. PAUL, Ore. – Joaquin Real didn’t have much time to think about his ride when he arrived at the St. Paul Rodeo for the first performance July 1, but he certainly knew how much money was up for grabs.

The 33-year-old saddle bronc rider spurred Big Stone Rodeo’s Help Yourself for 85.5 points to pick up the biggest win of his career at one of the richest one-head roughstock rodeos of the season.

“We got there right when they were starting to load the broncs, and I didn’t have time to think about, but I knew the horse I had drawn was badass,” Real said. “I saw Allen Boore win Lakeside (Calif.) on him with an 88.5, and that had me very excited.”

The excitement was well-deserved, as the score Real and Help Yourself combined for held up over the four days of the rodeo, earning the Santa Paula, Calif., cowboy $9,207. That was more than he had earned all season up until Cowboy Christmas.

It was also Real’s first outright win of the 2016 season.

“I couldn’t have picked a better time for my first win of the year,” he said. “I was a bit behind and hadn’t drawn well this season, so this was big. I paid $1,200 in entry fees for Cowboy Christmas, but you have to spend money to make money. In rodeo, you’re going to win some and lose some, so you have to take advantage of it when you draw a good one at a big rodeo.”

Real and his traveling partners, Curtis Garton and Joey Sonnier, had a bit of bad luck during the Cowboy Christmas run when they arrived too late to ride their broncs at the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo in Utah.

“We tried to make it from West Jordan (Utah) to Oakley City, and as soon as we got there, they were turning out our broncs,” Real said. “I drew a really good horse there, so it was disappointing – but winning St. Paul makes it all better.”

Real says the win gives him not only a bankroll to stay on the rodeo road, but a tremendous boost of confidence. He should move from outside the top 50 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings to somewhere in the top 30. His best career finish came in 2013, when he was 23rd.

Oh, and there was also a more immediate matter to attend to following his big win.

“I’d imagine the guys are going to make me buy dinner, but I don’t have a problem with that at all,” he said.

Other winners at the $327,751 rodeo were all-around cowboy Russell Cardoza ($4,693 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (87 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Onion Ring), steer wrestler Seth Brockman (8.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira (9.9 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Blair Burk (18.0 seconds on two head), barrel racer Carley Richardson (17.11 seconds) and bull riders Garrett Smith (86.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Short Bus) and Garrett Tribble (86.5 points on Growney Brothers Rodeo’s Holy Ghost).

St. Paul Rodeo

 

St. Paul, Ore., July 1-4

 

All-around cowboy: Russell Cardoza, $4,693, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Tim O'Connell, 87 points on Korkow Rodeos' Onion Ring, $10,448; 2. Grant Denny, 84.5, $8,010; 3. Casey Colletti, 83, $5,921; 4. Anthony Thomas, 82.5, $3,831; 5. Richmond Champion, 82, $2,438; 6. (tie) Caleb Bennett, Bill Tutor and Kelly Timberman, 81.5, $1,393 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Shawn Greenfield, 3.5 seconds, $3,011; 2. Josh Peek, 3.8, $2,619; 3. Seth Brockman, 4.0, $2,226; 4. Jarret New, 4.4, $1,833; 5. Cody Cabral, 4.7, $1,440; 6. (tie) Dirk Tavenner, Shayde Etherton and Riley Duvall, 4.8, $655 each. Second round: 1. Nick Guy, 4.3 seconds, $3,011; 2. (tie) Billy Bugenig and Seth Brockman, 4.5, $2,422 each; 4. Matt Reeves, 4.7, $1,833; 5. (tie) Andy Weldon, Ryan Bothum and Travis Taruscio, 4.8, $1,047 each; 8. Austin Manning, 5.1, $262. Average: 1. Seth Brockman, 8.5 seconds on two head, $4,517; 2. Josh Peek, 10.3, $3,928; 3. Billy Bugenig, 11.8, $3,339; 4. Andy Weldon, 12.1, $2,750; 5. Josh Garner, 12.2, $2,160; 6. John Franzen, 12.7, $1,571; 7. Jacob Talley, 13.3, $982; 8. Blake Knowles, 13.6, $393. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, Adam Rose/Walt Woodard and Hayes Smith/Tanner Luttrell, 4.6 seconds, $2,546 each; 4. (tie) Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.7, $1,591 each; 6. Jake Stanley/Bucky Campbell, 4.8, $1,018; 7. (tie) Jordan Tye/Ryan Powell and Lane Ivy/B.J. Dugger, 4.9, $446 each. Second round: 1. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.3 seconds, $2,928 each; 2. Rhen Richard/Cole Davison, 4.5, $2,546; 3. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, Aaron Tsinigine/Kinney Harrell, Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Travis Tryan/Tyler Worley, 4.8, $1,400 each; 8. Brady Tryan/Tommy Zuniga, 4.9, $255. Average: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 9.9 seconds on two head, $4,392 each; 2. Aaron Tsinigine/Kinney Harrell, 10.0, $3,819; 3. (tie) Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza and Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 10.2, $2,960 each; 5. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 10.4, $2,100; 6. Cody Snow /Dugan Kelly, 10.7, $1,528; 7. Lane Santos-Karney/Jordan Ketscher, 10.8, $955; 8. Jordan Tye/Ryan Powell, 11.6, $382. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Joaquin Real, 85.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Help Yourself, $9,207; 2. Sterling Crawley, 84.5, $7,059; 3. Taos Muncy, 84, $5,217; 4. Jesse Wright, 83, $3,376; 5. Tyrell J Smith, 82, $2,148; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 80, $1,535; 7. (tie) Max Filippini, Taygen Schuelke and Cody DeMoss, 79.5, $716 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Blair Burk, 8.4 seconds, $3,257; 2. Hunter Herrin, 8.5, $2,832; 3. Shane Hanchey, 8.9, $2,407; 4. Reese Riemer, 9.1, $1,982; 5. Jake Pratt, 9.4, $1,558; 6. (tie) Mike Johnson and Marshall Leonard, 9.5, $920 each; 8. (tie) Russell Cardoza and Blane Cox, 9.7, $142 each. Second round: 1. Ryle Smith, 7.8 seconds, $3,257; 2. Cory Solomon, 8.5, $2,832; 3. (tie) Adam Gray and J.C. Malone, 8.7, $2,195 each; 5. (tie) Blane Cox and Logan Hofer, 8.8, $1,345 each; 7. Garrett Hale, 8.9, $708; 8. Justin Brinkerhoff, 9.1, $283. Average: 1. Blair Burk, 18.0 seconds on two head, $4,885; 2. Hunter Herrin, 18.1, $4,248; 3. Blane Cox, 18.5, $3,611; 4. Cory Solomon, 18.8, $2,974; 5. Justin Brinkerhoff, 19.0, $2,336; 6. Taylor Santos, 19.1, $1,699; 7. J.C. Malone, 19.3, $1,062; 8. Reese Riemer, 19.4, $425. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Carley Richardson, 17.11 seconds, $8,220; 2. Cayla Melby, 17.48, $6,576; 3. Amber Leigh Moore, 17.56, $5,343; 4. Jordan Minor, 17.63, $4,110; 5. Sherry Cervi, 17.65, $3,288; 6. Shane Falon, 17.66, $2,466; 7. Callahan Crossley, 17.68, $2,055; 8. Kim Smith, 17.70, $1,850; 9. Taylor Jacob, 17.74, $1,644; 10. Teri Bangart, 17.77, $1,439; 11. Pamela Capper, 17.78, $1,233; 12. Darby Fox, 17.82, $1,028; 13. Nellie Miller, 17.85, $822; 14. Lexie Goss, 17.90, $617; 15. (tie) Lisa McLean and Viki Friedrich, 17.99, $206 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Garrett Smith, on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Short Bus, and Garrett Tribble, on Growney Brothers Rodeo's Holy Ghost, 86.5 points, $7,959 each; 3. Colten Jesse, 83, $5,106; 4. Bayle Worden, 82, $3,304; 5. Jordan Spears, 78, $2,102; 6. Sage Kimzey, 77.5, $1,502; 7. Brennon Eldred, 75, $1,201; 8. Clayton Foltyn, 73.5, $901. 

 

Total payoff: $327,751. Stock contractor: Growney Brothers Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Korkow Rodeos, Corey & Lange Rodeo, Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo, Big Stone Rodeo and Flying Diamond Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Timers: Diana Alexander and Sherry Rice-Gibson. Announcer: Justin McKee. Specialty act: JJ Harrison. Bullfighters: Eric Layton and Tim O'Connor. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Mike Corey, T.J. Korkow, Julio Moreno and Tim Bridwell. Pickup men: Mitch Coleman, David McMichael, Matt Twitchell and T.J. Clark. Photographers: Bob Click, Kent Soule, Bill Lawless and Matt Cohen. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

For more coverage of the St. Paul Rodeo, check out the July 15 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.