DeMoss brothers have success at Cody Stampede

Cody DeMoss scored 84.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s horse Griz to take the lead at the Cody Stampede.

Cody Stampede photo by Andy Watson/



CODY, Wyo., July 2, 2016 ---It was a good night for the saddle bronc riding DeMoss brothers in Cody on Saturday. 

Eldest of the duo, Cody, took the lead after scoring 84.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s horse Griz. Griz is a 15-year-old gelding that cowboys love to get on because nearly every time they ride him, they get a check. So, he was happy when he found out that this was the horse he was getting on here. 

“I really needed this,” he said. “That horse was outstanding and fun to ride.” 

Prior to this ride, Cody was 27th in the world standings. If he holds onto first place here, he could win over $8,000 which would give him a big boost. That would help him qualify for his 12th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. 

 Cody’s younger brother Heith had the third highest score of the night and is currently in fourth place. He had an 80.5-point ride so right now, they are both in the money. Brody Cress, from Hillsdale, Wyo., was just one point ahead with an 81.5.  

There is a new leader in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned barrel race.  Taylor Jacob from Camine, Texas, stopped the clock in 16.92 seconds. Last year, Jill Welsh won here with a 16.91, so Jacob is looking good for a title. There are more barrel racers here than the performances will allow, so the bulk of them will compete during slack on the morning of July 4th. The rodeo started with 178 entries and over 100 of them will compete in slack. 

 Jessy Davis from Power, Mont., took the lead in the bareback riding with an 85-point ride on Frontier rodeo’s Lizzard Medicine. Davis is enjoying his rodeo time as he knows that as soon as he has a break, he will be in the hayfield. He and his wife, Cassidy, have twin girls that have been staying with grandparents while Jessy is on the road and Cassidy is busy on the tractor in the hayfield. 

The 97th Anniversary of the Cody Stampede continues at Stampede Park on Sunday with the third perfomrnace at 8 p.m. More information is also available at or codystampederodeo on Facebook. 


 CODY, Wyo., July 2, 2016 --- Following are results from the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede


Second Performance – 


Bareback Riding:  1, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 85 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Lizzard Medicine. 2, Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., 80.5. 3, (tie) Richmond Champion, The woodlands, Texas, and Devan Reilly, Sheridan, Wyo., 77. 


Steer Wrestling:  1, Tooter Silver, Quitman, Texas, 4.4 seconds. 2, Shayde Tree Etherton, Borden, Ind., 4.9. 3, Heath Thomas, Hemphill, Texas, 5.8. 4, Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, 6.3.  


Team Roping: 1, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Gage Williams, Foster, Okla., 5.2. 2, Clay Ullery, Two Hills, Alberta, and and Ryon Tittel, Pueblo, Colo., 5.4. 3, Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo., and Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas, 14.5. 4, Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas, and Dustin Davis, Terrell, Texas, 15.0. 


Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 84.5 points on Griz. 2, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 81.5. 3, Heith Allan DeMoss, Heflin, La., 80.5. 4, Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 74.  


Tie-Down Roping: 1, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 8.4. 2, Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M., 9.5. 3, Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 9.7. Jess Woodward, Dupree, S.D., 9.9. 


Barrel Racing: 1, Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 16.92 seconds. 2, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 17.04. 3, Rainy Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 17.21. 4, Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas, 17.40. 


Bull Riding: no qualified rides. 


The following are current leaders in the timed events after slack and the first performance – 


Bareback Riding:  1, Jesse Davis, Power, Mont., 84 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Lizzard Medicine. 2, Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, 83.5. 3, Evan Jayne, Marseille, France, 82. 4, Heath Ford, Slocum, Texas, 80.5. 5, Blaine Kaufman, Pretty Prairie, Kan., 79. 6, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 78. 


Steer Wrestling: 1, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 3.4 seconds. 2, (tie) Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, and Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.0 each. 4, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.3. 5, (tie) Cody Woodward, Dupree, S.D.; Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.; and Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark.; 4.4.  


Team Roping: 1, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 4.2 seconds. 2, Jr. Dees, and Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D., 4.4. 3, (tie) Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.; Riley Minor and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.; Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark., and Justin Pruitt, Victoria, Texas; and Max Kuttler, American Falls, Idaho and Ike Folsum, Dillon, Mont.; 4.5 each. 


Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 84.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Griz. 2, Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, 83. 3, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 81.5. 4, Heith Allan DeMoss, Heflin, La., 80.5. 5, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 79. 6, (tie) Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., and Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 78.5. 


Tie-Down Roping: 1, Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas, 8.0 seconds. 2, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 8.1. 3, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 8.2. 4, Justin Brinkerhoff, Corrine, Texas, 8.3. 5, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 8.4. 6, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 8.5. 


Barrel Racing: 1, Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 16.92. 2, Sarah Rose McDonald, New Brunswick, Ga., 17.04. 3, Rainy Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 17.21. 4, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 17.37. 5, Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas, 17.40. 6, Nicole Riggle, Scottsdale, Ariz., 17.45.  


Bull Riding: 1, Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas, 86.5 points on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Dark Denimm. 2, Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb., 85. 3, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 83.5. 4, Jacob O’Mara, Baron Rouge, La., 82.5. 5, Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D., 80.