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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Jan. 23, 2018

Tsinigine and Lockett lock down win at NWSS in Denver

DENVER – Snow didn’t slow down team ropers Aaron Tsinigine and Kyle Lockett as they won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo with 16.2 seconds on three head – but it almost kept them from competing. Lockett’s flight was delayed, but he arrived at the Denver Coliseum just in time to compete.
“He was supposed to fly in at 11 a.m., but didn’t get here until 2 p.m. and he barely got here in time,” Tsinigine said.
“I ran through the front door and down the stairs – I was hoping I got here in time,” Lockett said. “I showed up two teams before I was up, so I didn’t have time to let it (the stiff competition) get to me.”
Lockett was flying in from Fresno, Calif., when his flight was delayed by about four hours.
“We drew good today, and it was wide open, and Kyle said, ‘Let’s go catch them,'” Tsinigine said.
“This is a short go where things can fall apart easily, but we had a good steer,” Lockett said.
Tsinigine was competing on a new horse, and it turned out well for the ropers.
“This is his first big season – he didn’t handle the wagons too well back here (behind the stands),” Tsinigine said. “But in the arena, he is tuned in.”
The duo entered the final round third in the average with 10.5 seconds on two head, so they had to make up 0.4 seconds to take the lead in the average.
“At these deals with the short gos, if you win the short go, it’s all within a chance,” Lockett said.
Luckily, they’re both familiar with high-stakes competition.
Tsinigine qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in 2014-15 and left Las Vegas as the 2015 world champion. Lockett’s been to the WNFR seven times (1997-98, 2000-03, 2005).
Despite their impressive rodeo résumés, this is the first time they’ve won in Denver.
“It’s a great rodeo and a great start to the winter,” Lockett said, noting that this was his first time competing at Denver in 12 years.
Up next, Tsinigine and Lockett are headed to the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We’re going to play it little by little – this is a good start,” Lockett said.
Other winners at the $471,620 rodeo were all-around cowboys Jeff Johnston (steer wrestling and team roping) and Ty Talsma (steer wrestling and team roping), $5,042 each; bareback rider Caleb Bennett (256.5 points on three head); steer wrestler Tyler Pearson (11.6 seconds on three head); saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (255.5 on three head); tie-down roper Shane Hanchey (23.0 seconds on three head); barrel racer Christine Laughlin (46.24 seconds on three runs); and bull rider Chase Dougherty (252.5 points on three head).
Hanchey smashed the previous three-head average Denver record by more than a full second. The previous record of 24.1 seconds was shared by Justin Macha (2011) and Justin Maass (2012).

2. Yates breaks Denver tie-down roping arena record

DENVER – Tie-down roping isn’t Nolan Conway’s best event.
However, that may change after Jan. 14.
Since joining the PRCA in 2012, Marty Yates has established a reputation as a lightning-fast tie-down roper.
The Stephenville, Texas, cowboy had his slick skills on full display Jan. 20, breaking the arena record at the 112th National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver with a 6.8-second run.
“It was cool to break that record,” said Yates, 23. “I’m kicking things off this winter, this is the second rodeo I’ve been to and it’s cool to make a run like this. Six-second runs never get old and there’s never been a 6.8-second run here (in Denver), so it’s cool to be the fastest in the whole history of the National Western Stock Show.”
Yates broke the arena record shared by Riley Pruitt and Shane Hanchey at 6.9 seconds. Pruitt made his Denver run in 2016 and Hanchey’s run came on Jan. 18.
Yates, a four-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER (2014-17), was riding his trusty horse, Buster, 15, in Denver. Yates finished third in the 2017 PRCA world standings with $233,673. He won Rounds 5 and 6 at the latest WNFR with 7.0- and 6.9-second efforts.
“I knew I had a really good calf and it was just a pretty simple run,” Yates said. “Everything just came together the way it was supposed to. I got a really good start and I didn’t make a stupid throw, and it all just came together. To have a rodeo like this going on this long and to put my name in the record books is awesome.”

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT) Jan. 26, and at 2 p.m. Jan. 27-28 … According to a Jan. 21 article in The Denver Post official counts put total attendance at the 2018 National Western Stock Show at 705,574 people, second only to the 100th anniversary year in 2006, when more than 725,000 people attended. “We’re very, very excited about that,” said Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show president and CEO in The Denver Post. The National Western Stock Show ran from Jan. 6-21 and the rodeo portion was Jan. 11-21 … For three decades, ProRodeo Hall of Fame announcer Hadley Barrett was behind the microphone at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. But this year, the event will sound different. Barrett passed away March 2, 2017, at the age of 87. At this year’s event, Wayne Brooks will assume Barrett’s position, joined by fellow ProRodeo Hall of Famer Randy Corley – the late announcer’s partner in the arena and son-in-law. Lauren Snides, the spokeswoman for the rodeo, told mySanAntonio.com a tribute video will be played in honor of Barrett on opening day, Feb. 8. Barrett was inducted into the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Hall of Fame earlier this month … Last week, the Utah Jazz organization delivered 7,500 green stadium seats to Pioneer Stadium as a gift to Ogden for Pioneer Days. The seats were leftovers from renovations to the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home to the Utah Jazz. “I don’t know if there will be a finer outdoor stadium in the United States,” said Alan Hall, Pioneer Days committee chairman in the Jan. 20 Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden, Utah. “It will be terrific.” In addition to the soon-to-be refurbished seats, the rodeo already has about 2,500 chair seats, making 10,000 in all by the time this year’s July 19-24 rodeo comes around, Hall said. About 100 volunteers responded to the call Jan. 18-19 to sort parts and prepare the seats to be cleaned, coated and prepared for installation.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I don’t want to stop at just one gold buckle. Now, I know I can do this. It’s confidence and it’s nice to keep it going here at Denver.”
– Tyler Pearson, reigning steer wrestling world champion, said in a press release after winning the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver Jan. 21.

4. Next Up

Jan. 22             Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas, continues
Jan. 26             Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Rapid City, S.D.
Jan. 26             Mason ProRodeo Classic, Lakeland, Fla., begins
Jan. 26             PRCA Championship Rodeo, Park City, Kan., begins
Jan. 26             NE Mississippi Championship Rodeo, Tupelo, Miss., begins
Jan. 27             Rodeo Rapid City (S.D.) begins
Jan. 27             Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Rapid City, S.D.

5. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Jan. 22, 2018

AA:
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
$21,044
BB:
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
$20,952
SW:
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
$19,081
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$25,941
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$25,941
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$23,131
TD:
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
$29,393
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$29,470
SR:
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$15,268

6. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Jan. 22, 2018

All-around
1
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
$21,044
2
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
15,206
3
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
14,634
4
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
13,367
5
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
10,043
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,340
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
6,577
Bareback Riding
1
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
$20,952
2
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
19,911
3
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
18,190
4
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
17,107
5
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
15,974
6
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
15,152
7
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
12,947
8
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
12,015
9
Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.
10,825
10
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
9,815
11
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
9,766
12
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
9,031
13
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
8,702
14
Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.
8,692
15
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
8,569
16
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
8,510
17
Justin Pollmiller, Weatherford, Okla.
7,733
18
James Carter, Monroe City, Mo.
7,589
19
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
7,482
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
7,291
Steer Wrestling
1
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
$19,081
2
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
19,060
3
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
16,037
4
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
12,710
5
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
12,607
6
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
11,213
7
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
11,148
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
11,052
9
Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah
10,096
10
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
9,744
11
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
9,396
12
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
9,080
13
Jace Melvin, Bluff Dale, Texas
8,792
14
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
8,046
15
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
7,993
16
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
7,979
17
Joe Brown, Oxford, Pa.
7,789
18
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
7,344
19
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
7,179
20
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
7,085
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$25,941
2
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
14,236
3
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
12,741
4
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
10,430
5
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
8,939
6
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
8,753
7
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
8,584
8
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
8,537
9
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
8,497
10
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
8,177
11
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
8,057
12
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
8,036
13
Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas
7,742
14
Eric Fabian, Gansevoort, N.Y.
7,610
15
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
7,218
16
Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz.
7,147
17
Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.
7,142
18
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
7,055
19
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
6,990
20
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
6,980
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$25,941
2
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
16,263
3
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
14,265
4
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
12,741
5
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
10,814
6
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
10,430
7
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
10,213
8
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
9,950
9
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
9,107
10
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
8,753
11
Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz.
7,742
12
Brady Norman, Springer, Okla.
7,645
13
Jake Edwards, Fort Ann, N.Y.
7,610
14
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
7,317
15
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
7,218
16
Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif.
7,055
17
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
7,025
18
Richard Durham, Henrietta, Texas
6,995
19
Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga.
6,990
20
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
6,898
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$23,131
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
22,346
3
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
17,026
4
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
16,966
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
13,873
6
Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.
12,939
7
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
12,674
8
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
10,934
9
Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.
10,225
10
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
9,898
11
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
9,809
12
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
9,056
13
Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.
8,846
14
Tyler Baeza, Lake Charles, La.
8,511
15
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
8,294
16
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
8,246
17
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
8,240
18
Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.
8,148
19
Joe Farren, Cottondale, Fla.
7,739
20
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
7,712
Tie-down Roping
1
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
$29,393
2
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
15,052
3
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
14,264
4
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
13,859
5
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
13,300
6
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
11,242
7
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
10,647
8
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
10,216
9
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
9,992
10
Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas
9,829
11
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
9,620
12
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
8,512
13
Reno Gonzales, Scott, La.
8,294
14
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
8,162
15
Nolan Conway, Browning, Mont.
8,057
16
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
6,709
17
Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La.
6,664
18
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
6,607
19
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
6,378
20
Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.
6,345
Steer Roping
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
15,268
2
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
8,367
3
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
8,026
4
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
7,043
5
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
6,662
6
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
6,546
7
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
5,952
8
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
5,878
9
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
5,630
10
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
5,610
11
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
5,522
12
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
5,484
13
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
5,468
14
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
5,454
15
Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla.
5,076
16
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
4,230
17
Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo.
4,025
18
Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas
3,941
19
Kelton McMillen, Paden, Okla.
3,894
20
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
3,810
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$29,470
2
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
22,342
3
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
21,018
4
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
17,755
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
16,129
6
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
14,856
7
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
14,506
8
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
13,351
9
Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa
12,831
10
Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas
12,709
11
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
11,890
12
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
10,737
13
Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas
10,590
14
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
10,463
15
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
10,395
16
Mike Adams, Oxford, Pa.
9,188
17
Joseph Vazquez, Alamogordo, N.M.
8,882
18
Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D.
8,813
19
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
8,484
20
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
8,295
*2018 Barrel Racing (Jan. 22, 2018)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
$29,504
2
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
19,179
3
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
15,403
4
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
15,084
5
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
15,069
6
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
13,945
7
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
12,277
8
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
11,990
9
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
11,721
10
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
11,008
11
Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla.
10,451
12
Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho
9,932
13
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
9,857
14
Christina Mulford, Franklinville, NJ
9,840
15
Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.
9,363
16
Kristen Spratt, Huntsville, Texas
8932
17
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
8898
18
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
8530
19
Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla.
8,527
20
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
7,357
7. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through Jan. 22, 2018
 
1
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
$16,357
2
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
16,129
3
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
12,541
4
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
9,016
5
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
8,149
6
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
7,730
7
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
7,415
8
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
6,869
9
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
6,159
10
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
6,119
11
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
5,722
12
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
5,657
13
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
5,234
14
J.T. Pettitt, West Odessa, Texas
4,540
15
Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.
3,863
16
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
3,666
17
Wyatt Rogers, Tahlequah, Okla.
3,481
18
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
3,113
19
Trey Kimzey, Zwingle, Iowa
3,088
20
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
3,073
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