Another Talley in the win column in Dodge City

Courtesy of PRCA (ProRodeo.com)  

Courtesy of PRCA (ProRodeo.com)

 

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Jacob Talley’s 2016 season has officially gone from a dream to a reality.

The 25-year-old steer wrestler from Keatchie, La., won the 40th annual Dodge City Roundup Rodeo Aug. 7, continuing his career-best year.

He clocked a time of 4.2 seconds to win the short round, and took the average title with a time of 13.6 seconds on three head.

“I knew I had a good steer drawn – they had been 3.8 and 4.4 on him this week – so I just had to score well,” Talley said of his run in the short go. “He did exactly what I thought he would do, and he was outstanding on the ground.”

Talley’s emergence into the top 10 of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings has been rapid. He picked up big wins earlier this season in Clovis, Calif., and Pleasant Grove, Utah, and hasn’t lost any steam.

He entered the weekend ninth in the world, but with the $6,237 he earned in Dodge City, along with $3,011 banked in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Heber City, Utah, Talley moved to sixth.

“It doesn’t feel real to be having this kind of season, and it won’t sink in until the regular season is over and I’m in the top 15,” Talley said.

His goal when the season started was to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. He had earned a combined total of $70,613 during his first five seasons in the PRCA, and could very well eclipse that amount by the end of the 2016 regular season. He has $53,637 as of the Aug. 8 world standings.

“I’ve been trying to stay consistent since Clovis (in April), and I’ve been blessed to have success at these big rodeos,” Talley said. “I try not to think about the NFR, because I don’t want to mess up. I clear my mind when I’m in the box – but it’s hard not to think about it.”

Talley, who played football in high school and ran his first steer only five years ago, has been a fast learner. He’s the youngest in a rig which includes Nick Guy, Kyle Whitaker and Cody Kroul, and has soaked up everything they’ve taught him.

“We’ve been practicing down in Louisiana with Tom Carney, and have a bunch of great horses in our rig,” Talley said. “I just needed to fine-tune the little stuff, and that’s made all the difference. I’ve worked on getting a better head catch; and getting them square instead of going in sideways. That’s made everything a lot easier.”

Now that Talley is not only looking good to make it to Las Vegas in December, but be in the gold buckle hunt, he’s changed his mindset.

“It changes from getting there to winning it all,” he said. “I’m not going just to go; I want to walk away with the world title.”

Other winners at the rodeo, which paid out a Dodge City record $326,543, were all-around cowboy Cody Doescher ($6,457 in steer wrestling and team roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (165 points on two head), team ropers Clay Smith and Paul Eaves (17.3 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Chet Johnson (172 points on two head), tie-down roper Clint Nyegaard (26.6 seconds on three head), barrel racer Tamara Reinhardt (51.33 seconds on three runs), steer roper Chet Herren (35.4 seconds on three head) and bull rider Scottie Knapp (91 points on one head).

On a steadfast quest to secure his third consecutive gold buckle, bull rider Sage Kimzey helped his cause greatly over the Aug. 5-7 weekend with a whirlwind tour of prairie country, winning at least a share of first place at Iowa’s Championship Rodeo in Sidney, Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg and the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene, Kan. It all added up to $9,721 and leaves him with a $36,992 lead over second-place Scottie Knapp.

Also gaining some separation from the rest of the field this weekend was bareback riding world standings leader Tim O’Connell, who had two wins – in Carson, Iowa, and Gerry, N.Y. – before he got the big one in Dodge City Aug. 7. With a small check from Phillipsburg, Kan., added in, O’Connell finished the weekend with $8,268 and is $30,790 ahead of second-place Orin Larsen. Caleb Bennett had wins in High Prairie, Alberta, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, to strengthen his hold on the No. 4 spot behind O’Connell, Larsen and Tanner Aus.

Rocky Patterson won the steer roping-only Journey to the Cross in Dodge City, Kan., Aug. 1, earning a total of $6,283. The Pratt, Kan., cowboy then banked another $2,952 at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo later in the week to extend his steer roping world standings lead to $13,496 over second-place J. Tom Fisher.

For the third consecutive week, there’s a new leader at the top of the all-around world standings. Russell Cardoza and team roping partner Dustin Bird split the win in both Great Falls and Sidney, Mont., which leapfrogged Cardoza to the front of the pack. Josh Peek, who led the all-around last week, fell to third, behind Bird. Ryan Jarrett, who has led the all-around for a good portion of the season, is now fourth.


Dodge City Roundup Rodeo

 

Dodge City, Kan., Aug. 3-7

 

All-around cowboy: Cody Doescher, $6,457, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Wyatt Denny, 83.5 points on Harry Vold Rodeo's Frisky Chicken, $2,901; 2. (tie) Evan Jayne and Blake Smith, 83, $1,934 each; 4. (tie) Kyle Brennecke, Clayton Biglow and Jordan Pelton, 82, $741 each; 7. (tie) Grant Denny and Bill Tutor, 81.5, $338 each. Finals: 1. Tim O'Connell, 86 points on JK Rodeo's Molly, $1,650; 2. Winn Ratliff, 84.5, $1,250; 3. Richmond Champion, 83, $900; 4. R.C. Landingham, 82.5, $600; 5. Grant Denny, 79.5, $350; 6. Evan Jayne, 78, $250. Average: 1. Tim O'Connell, 165 points on two head, $2,901; 2. Winn Ratliff, 163.5, $2,224; 3. Richmond Champion, 163, $1,644; 4. R.C. Landingham, 162.5, $1,064; 5. (tie) Evan Jayne and Grant Denny, 161, $580 each; 7. Blake Smith, 160.5, $387; 8. Clayton Biglow, 158.5, $290. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Ryan Swayze, 3.8 seconds, $2,846; 2. Shane Frey, 4.2, $2,475; 3. (tie) Kyle Whitaker and Chancey Larson, 4.3, $1,918 each; 5. Trever Nelson, 4.5, $1,361; 6. (tie) Jace Melvin, Aaron Vosler and Jacob Talley, 4.6, $619 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Joby Allen, Billy Bugenig, Jacob Edler and Ryan Swayze, 4.2 seconds, $2,289 each; 5. Aaron Vosler, 4.3, $1,361; 6. Shane Henderson, 4.4, $990; 7. Jarret New, 4.5, $619; 8. Marcus Theriot, 4.7, $247. Finals: 1. Jacob Talley, 4.2 seconds, $1,349; 2. Cody Harmon, 4.3, $1,116; 3. Cody Doescher, 4.6, $884; 4. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Jake Johnson, 5.2, $535 each; 6. Shane Frey, 5.7, $233. Average: 1. Jacob Talley, 13.6 seconds on three head, $4,269; 2. Aaron Vosler, 14.9, $3,712; 3. Cody Doescher, 15.0, $3,155; 4. Kyle Whitaker, 15.4, $2,598; 5. Shane Frey, 15.6, $2,042; 6. Ryan Swayze, 15.9, $1,485; 7. J.D. Struxness, 16.3, $928; 8. Cody Harmon, 16.7, $371. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 4.7 seconds, $2,426 each; 2. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 4.9, $2,110; 3. Billy Bob Brown/Logan Medlin, 5.1, $1,793; 4. (tie) Tom Richards/Evan Arnold and Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.3, $1,319 each; 6. (tie) Cale Markham/Cody Doescher, Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll and Joel Bach/Cody Cowden, 5.6, $527 each. Second round: 1. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 5.1 seconds, $2,426 each; 2. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens and Brooks Dahozy/Brandon Bates, 5.4, $1,951 each; 4. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.8, $1,477; 5. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 6.1, $1,160; 6. Bubba Buckaloo/Jake Smith, 6.2, $844; 7. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 6.3, $527; 8. Justin Davis/Zane Bruce, 6.5, $211. Finals: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.3 seconds, $870 each; 2. J.D. Yates/Trey Yates, 5.7, $720; 3. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 6.1, $570; 4. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 11.3, $420; 5. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 11.6, $270; 6. Cale Markham/Cody Doescher, 16.1, $150. Average: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 17.3 seconds on three head, $3,639 each; 2. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 18.0, $3,164; 3. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 22.0, $2,690; 4. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 24.7, $2,215; 5. Cale Markham/Cody Doescher, 28.8, $1,740; 6. J.D. Yates/Trey Yates, 38.1, $1,266; 7. Brooks Dahozy/Brandon Bates, 11.5 on two head, $791; 8. Nick Sartain/Gage Williams, 13.1, $316. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Spencer Wright, 85 points on Harry Vold Rodeo's Jerry's Delight, $2,615; 2. (tie) Chet Johnson and Clay Elliott, 84.5, $1,743 each; 4. (tie) Audy Reed and Taos Muncy, 83.5, $785 each; 6. (tie) Clay Stremler and Sterling Crawley, 82.5, $392 each; 8. Shade Etbauer, 81.5, $262. Finals: 1. Zeke Thurston, 89 points on Frontier Rodeo's Times Up, $1,650; 2. Chet Johnson, 87.5, $1,250; 3. Ryder Wright, 86.5, $900; 4. Spencer Wright, 83, $600; 5. Roper Kiesner, 82.5, $350; 6. Clay Elliott, 82, $250. Average: 1. Chet Johnson, 172 points on two head, $2,615; 2. Zeke Thurston, 169.5, $2,005; 3. Spencer Wright, 168, $1,482; 4. (tie) Ryder Wright and Clay Elliott, 166.5, $785 each; 6. Shade Etbauer, 163, $436; 7. Roper Kiesner, 161.5, $349; 8. Clay Stremler, 151, $262. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Marcos Costa, 8.4 seconds, $2,846; 2. Timber Moore, 8.5, $2,475; 3. Trell Etbauer, 8.8, $2,103; 4. Tylen Layton, 9.0, $1,732; 5. (tie) Cheyenne Harper and Blane Cox, 9.2, $1,175 each; 7. Cory Solomon, 9.3, $619; 8. Jerome Schneeberger, 9.4, $247. Second round: 1. Caleb Smidt, 7.7 seconds, $2,846; 2. Cory Solomon, 7.9, $2,475; 3. Bryson Sechrist, 8.0, $2,103; 4. (tie) Sterling Smith and Riley Pruitt, 8.2, $1,547 each; 6. (tie) Seth Hall and William Whayne Jr., 8.4, $804 each; 8. (tie) Lane Jeffrey and Clint Cooper, 8.5, $124 each. Finals: 1. Clint Nyegaard, 7.2 seconds, $1,349; 2. Kelsey Garrison, 8.9, $1,116; 3. L.D. Meier, 9.5, $884; 4. (tie) Timber Moore and Cory Solomon, 9.9, $535 each; 6. Trell Etbauer, 10.3, $233. Average: 1. Clint Nyegaard, 26.6 seconds on three head, $4,269; 2. Cory Solomon, 27.1, $3,712; 3. Kelsey Garrison, 27.7, $3,155; 4. Timber Moore, 27.8, $2,598; 5. L.D. Meier, 28.8, $2,042; 6. Trell Etbauer, 29.3, $1,485; 7. Mesquite Mahaffey, 30.9, $928; 8. Cimarron Boardman, 31.1, $371. 

 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Loni Lester, 17.10 seconds, $2,405; 2. Paige Willis, 17.15, $2,061; 3. Emily Miller, 17.21, $1,718; 4. Sydni Blanchard, 17.23, $1,489; 5. Kara Large, 17.28, $1,145; 6. Tamara Reinhardt, 17.29, $916; 7. Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.32, $687; 8. Christine Laughlin, 17.33, $458; 9. Jackie Ganter, 17.36, $344; 10. (tie) Tillar Murray, Jana Griemsman and Gretchen Benbenek, 17.40, $76 each. Second round: 1. Tamara Reinhardt, 16.93 seconds, $2,405; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.02, $2,061; 3. Mary Burger, 17.04, $1,718; 4. Carley Richardson, 17.10, $1,489; 5. Gretchen Benbenek, 17.11, $1,145; 6. Taylor Homuth, 17.16, $916; 7. (tie) Ari-Anna Flynn and Jane Melby, 17.17, $573 each; 9. Cayla Melby, 17.22, $344; 10. (tie) Hailey Kinsel and Layna Kight, 17.25, $115 each. Finals: 1. Tamara Reinhardt, 17.11 seconds, $1,781; 2. Sydni Blanchard, 17.25, $1,336; 3. Tillar Murray, 17.33, $891; 4. Gretchen Benbenek, 17.37, $445. Average: 1. Tamara Reinhardt, 51.33 seconds on three head, $3,607; 2. Sydni Blanchard, 51.82, $3,092; 3. Gretchen Benbenek, 51.88, $2,577; 4. Tillar Murray, 52.01, $2,233; 5. Paige Willis, 52.03, $1,718; 6. Loni Lester, 52.15, $1,374; 7. Cayla Melby, 52.21, $1,031; 8. Jana Griemsman, 52.23, $687; 9. Taylor Langdon, 52.30, $515; 10. Carley Richardson, 52.32, $344. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Shay Good, 11.3 seconds, $1,802; 2. Landon McClaugherty, 11.9, $1,491; 3. Vin Fisher Jr., 12.0, $1,181; 4. Leo Campbell, 12.3, $870; 5. Roger Branch, 12.4, $559; 6. Jess Tierney, 12.6, $311. Second round: 1. Travis Mills, 9.2 seconds, $1,802; 2. J.P. Wickett, 9.6, $1,491; 3. Rocky Patterson, 10.1, $1,181; 4. Chet Herren, 10.7, $870; 5. K.W. Lauer, 10.9, $559; 6. Tom Smith, 11.1, $311. Third round: 1. J.P. Wickett, 9.8 seconds, $1,802; 2. (tie) Marty Jones and Jason Evans, 10.5, $1,336 each; 4. Chet Herren, 10.6, $870; 5. J. Tom Fisher, 10.7, $559; 6. Quay Howard, 11.2, $311. Average: 1. Chet Herren, 35.4 seconds on three head, $2,703; 2. Shay Good, 35.5, $2,237; 3. Rocky Patterson, 36.7, $1,771; 4. Bryce Davis, 42.4, $1,305; 5. JB Whatley, 43.6, $839; 6. Kelton McMillen, 48.1, $466. 

 

Bull riding: First round: 1. Scottie Knapp, 91 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo's No. 346, $2,883; 2. Chase Hamlin, 86, $2,210; 3. Nate Perry, 85.5, $1,634; 4. Jordan Spears, 84.5, $1,057; 5. Brody Yeary, 84, $673; 6. Tyler Smith, 83, $481; 7. (tie) Colten Jesse and Jeff Askey, 82.5, $336 each. Finals: No qualified rides. Average: 1. Scottie Knapp, 91 points on one head, $2,883; 2. Chase Hamlin, 86, $2,210; 3. Nate Perry, 85.5, $1,634; 4. Jordan Spears, 84.5, $1,057; 5. Brody Yeary, 84, $673; 6. Tyler Smith, 83, $481; 7. Colten Jesse, 82.5, $384; 8. (tie) Dalan Duncan and Joe Frost, 81, $144 each. 

 

Total payoff: $326,543. Stock contractor: Harry Vold Rodeo. Sub-contractors: JK Rodeo, 4L & Diamond S Rodeo, Frontier Rodeo and Pro Rodeos. Rodeo secretaries: Linda Alsbaugh and Mikey Duggan. Officials: George Gibbs, Mike Todd, Glenn Sullivan, Chuck Hoss, Mike Todd, Glenn Sullivan, Chuck Hoss and Joe Bob Locke. Timers: Shawna Ray, Mikey Duggan, Mary Borgen and Shawna Ray. Announcers: Boyd Polhamus and Boyd Polhamus. Specialty acts: Cody Cavanaugh, Ginger Mertens, Cody Sosebee, Edward Rossi and OneArmBandit Payne. Bullfighters: Wacey Munsell, Nathan Jestes, Wacey Munsell and Nathan Jestes. Clowns/barrelmen: Cody Sosebee and Keith Isley. Flankmen: Shawn Twitchell, Scott Pickens, Scott Pickens and Jim Brown. Chute bosses: Kirsten Vold, Art Alsbaugh, Kirsten Vold and Fred Boettcher. Pickup men: Josh Edwards, Daniel Martin, Josh Edwards and Ty Atchison. Photographers: Kent Kerschner and Kent Kerschner. Music directors: Benje Bendele and Benje Bendele.

More Weekend Rodeo Notes....

  • On a steadfast quest to secure his third consecutive gold buckle, bull rider Sage Kimzey helped his cause greatly over the Aug. 5-7 weekend with a whirlwind tour of prairie country, winning at least a share of first place at Iowa's Championship Rodeo in Sidney, Kansas' Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg and the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene, Kan. It all added up to $9,721 and leaves him with a $36,992 lead over second-place Scottie Knapp.

  • Also gaining some separation from the rest of the field this weekend was bareback riding world standings leader Tim O'Connell, who had two wins - in Carson, Iowa, and Gerry, N.Y. - before he got the big one in Dodge City Aug. 7. With a small check from Phillipsburg, Kan., added in, O'Connell finished the weekend with $8,268 and is $30,790 ahead of second-place Orin Larsen. Caleb Bennett had wins in High Prairie, Alberta, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, to strengthen his hold on the No. 4 spot behind O'Connell, Larsen and Tanner Aus.

  • Rocky Patterson won the steer roping-only Journey to the Cross in Dodge City, Kan., Aug. 1, earning a total of $6,283. The Pratt, Kan., cowboy then banked another $2,952 at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo later in the week to extend his steer roping world standings lead to $13,496 over second-place J. Tom Fisher.

  • For the third consecutive week, there's a new leader at the top of the all-around world standings. Russell Cardoza and team roping partner Dustin Bird split the win in both Great Falls and Sidney, Mont., which leapfrogged Cardoza to the front of the pack. Josh Peek, who led the all-around last week, fell to third, behind Bird. Ryan Jarrett, who has led the all-around for a good portion of the season, is now fourth.



For more coverage of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, check out the Aug. 26 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.