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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Sept. 6, 2017

Spears claims crown and $40K at Xtreme Bulls Finale

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Jordan Spears won nearly $40,000 while claiming his first Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale victory. The California cowboy’s 87-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Bad Romance in the final round had a happy ending as it was the only qualified ride for that round, doubling his payout for that round.
“It’s not about the money or the fame,” said Spears, 25. “I’m talented enough and have the passion to ride bulls at a high level and it feels great to perform to the best of my ability. I don’t try to make the stage bigger – I just stay on my bull and let the judges figure out where I end up.”
The judges had given Spears the option for a re-ride after he nailed his 87-point ride, the second-highest score of the night. At that time, it was the only qualified ride in the final round with only one rider left to go. Tristan Mize had landed a 90-point ride in the first round, but was unable to repeat his performance, granting Spears the top spot and top prize with 175.5 points on two head.
“Honestly, in my eyes, it’s another bull riding to go to and a crucial rodeo to go to because it pays so well and has good stock, and luckily, I came out on top and it was a great night,” Spears said.
With ground money factored in, 87 points on Bad Romance was worth $18,800 – so Spears walked away with a grand total of $39,386. After winning the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, Spears moved up to fourth in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $124,482.
There’s still a few weeks left in the 2017 season, but that boost has basically guaranteed Spears will qualify for his third trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in Las Vegas in December.
“That’s what every guy who buys his card strives for – it’s the Super Bowl of rodeo,” Spears said. “It’s a great feeling to know I’m qualifying for my third NFR and it’s another stepping stone to winning the world title.”
Spears’ epic payout was earned the hard way as he and the other cowboys duked it out against the rankest bulls in ProRodeo – many of which have bested cowboys at the WNFR, as well as the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, and Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days.
“It was just a good night, and I happened to draw the right bulls and ride to the ability that I know that I can,” Spears said.
For the second time in three years, Sage Kimzey captured the year-end Xtreme Bulls Tour title.
The 23-year-old, who has captured the last three bull riding gold buckles, added another accolade to his trophy case by topping the Xtreme Bulls standings with $58,657 earned at the events in 2017.
Kimzey also won the Xtreme Bulls year-end title in 2015.
  • Crawley, Kimzey set regular-season records: Jacobs Crawley established a regular-season money record in saddle bronc riding with his $173,192 total in the Sept. 5 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Crawley, who is leading the standings by $10,970 over second-place Zeke Thurston, broke the regular-season saddle bronc riding money record of $172,304, which he set last year. Bull rider Sage Kimzey, with his $230,992 total as of Sept. 5, also set the regular-season money record in his event. Kimzey broke the record of $228,386 established by Matt Austin in 2005. Crawley and Kimzey join steer wrestler Ty Erickson and tie-down roper Tuf Cooper as new holders of the regular-season money records in their events. Erickson has $155,456 as of Sept. 5 and broke the mark of $133,685 set by Wade Sumpter in 2008 as of Aug. 1. Cooper established a regular-season money record in tie-down roping with his $166,097 total in the Aug. 28 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Cooper, who is leading the Sept. 5 standings with $175,841, broke the regular-season tie-down roping money record of $165,460 set by Cody Ohl in 2006. Steer roper Jason Evans needs $3,771 to break the regular-season money mark in his event – $87,927 set by Guy Allen in 1998.

2. Gregg claims first career win at Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Steer wrestler Taylor Gregg has been a PRCA cardholder since 2013. In 2017, in front of his family and friends, he notched not only the first win of his career, but a big one.
Clocking a total time of 14.2 seconds in three runs at the Ellensburg Rodeo, Gregg split the win with fellow bulldogger Curtis Cassidy. Gregg, 26, and Cassidy each took in $3,923 for their matching three-head times. Gregg, who also placed in two of the three rounds, collected a total of $6,450.
“It’s pretty sweet,” Gregg said. “I high school rodeoed in this state and we had our state finals here at Ellensburg, so coming back here is always really fun – win, lose or draw. To win it, I mean this is the first ProRodeo I’ve ever won, so to have that first win at Ellensburg is pretty awesome.”
Gregg, a native of Walla Walla, Wash., was in no shortage of support in the stands at the Ellensburg Rodeo Grounds.
“My dad was actually pushing for me, so that was pretty nice,” Gregg said. “My mom was here, and I wouldn’t be here without them. So, it was definitely nice having them here.
“Just seeing the look on my mom’s face when she came up to greet me after I’d won it,” Gregg said. “How proud she was of me, it made everything worth it.”
After a 5.6-second first-round time, Gregg was but a fly on the wall peering into a talented field of steer wrestlers. Then something shook the hornets’ nest. Notching a time of 4.4 in the second round and a 4.2-second run in the short-go, Gregg credited his fortune at Ellensburg as a key to his first win.
“Honestly, it was all luck,” Gregg said. “I drew really good. Jeff Green lets me ride his horse and it was a really good horse. For steer wrestling, it makes it easy when you ride a good horse and draw good, so I was really lucky.”
Gregg was familiar with the steer he was handed in the Sept. 4 short round, and he used that experience to prepare himself for his quickest round of the weekend.
“I drew steer No. 38 in the short round at Kennewick (Wash.) actually,” Gregg said. “I knew how good he was, so I was pretty happy to have his number right by my name. I knew I could make a good run on him, but I had no idea that I would end up first at the rodeo.”
Even after recording his first win in the PRCA, Gregg doesn’t plan on letting it get into his head. Going forward, he still wants to take the same, steady approach.
“I just try to take it one steer at a time,” Gregg said. “Big rodeos or small rodeos, I just try to go win. I have a lot of people that help me be successful. I was really lucky to be successful here.”
Other winners at the $330,755 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($10,161 in tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Richmond Champion (171.5 points on two head), team ropers Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz (17.3 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw (173.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Cooper (24.6 seconds on three head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (51.48 seconds on three head), steer roper Corey Ross (28.6 seconds on two head) and bull rider Sage Kimzey (169.5 points on two head).

3. ProRodeo Hall of Fame to celebrate Museum Day Live

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs, Colo., will open its doors free of charge on Sept. 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! The event is an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
More than 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by the Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. The lesson plans are available for download on the Museum Day Live! website.
“We enjoy participating in this annual event with the Smithsonian Institution to help promote insight, inspiration and education about the sport of professional rodeo, as well as the Western heritage of our sport and how rodeo developed,” said Kent Sturman, director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “This opportunity is a great way to get patrons to our museum that may not have had the chance to visit us before. Rodeo fans can learn more about their rodeo heroes and first-time guests can get to know the champions and legends of ProRodeo.”
Sturman said it is important for the Hall of Fame to participate in Museum Day Live! in order to place emphasis on the role that museums play in our communities and the educational value of those museums.
Open since August 1979, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present, and serves as an inspiration for the future.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 23. One ticket per email address is permitted.

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo Sept. 8-9 at 7 p.m. (PT) and the Washington State Fair ProRodeo in Puyallup, Wash., at 1 p.m. (PT) Sept. 10 … Wrangler Network will livestream the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up Sept. 15-16, beginning at 1:15 p.m. (PT) each day … The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the PRCA will unveil a new exhibit – A History of Youth Rodeo – featuring the National High School Rodeo Association and the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. The unveiling will take place from 5-7 p.m. (MT) Sept. 20 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. R.S.V.P. required by Sept. 13 to Amber Jacobs at ajacobs@prorodeo.com or 719.528.4726Jed Moore, the head rodeo coach at Colorado Northwest Community College in Rangely and a retired PRCA bull rider, was recently challenged to ride Summit Pro Rodeo’s Cross the Line during the rodeo team’s eighth annual fundraiser – called Rangely Rock N’ Bulls. If Moore rode the 2014 PRCA Bull of the Year, a $500 donation was going to be added to the team’s scholarship fund. The team and crowd ended up passing the hat – no matter if Moore made the ride or not – and raised more than $1,200. Just for the record, Moore lasted four seconds on the rank bull. Moore is in his sixth year coaching the CNCC rodeo team … The Sept. 4 performance of the Ellensburg Rodeo was dedicated to longtime rodeo competitor, judge and fan Alan MacRae, who passed away in February. MacRae was born in Idaho, and moved to Ellensburg when he was 2. He graduated from high school in 1977 and attended Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College, where he was a part of the rodeo team and participated in calf roping, team roping and steer wrestling. He competed in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association finals in Louisiana in 1979. Kim MacRae, Alan’s wife, said he enjoyed judging and calf roping and was drawn to rodeo because of his father, Ken MacRae, who is a veterinarian and involved with the Ellensburg Rodeo. “I don’t remember a time when we haven’t gone (to the Ellensburg Rodeo) as contestants or going to support Alan,” she said in the Sept. 5 edition of the Daily Record newspaper in Ellensburg. “Rodeo was his passion. There wasn’t a time he wasn’t doing something in rodeo.” Alan was a life-long member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and was a PRCA judge for 20 years. After his retirement from judging, he worked as chute boss and ran the timed-event barrier at many Northwest rodeos … ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saddle Bronc Rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79. A service in memoriam of his recent passing will be held at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds at 5 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 19. Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989. Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965 … More than 200 participants and 200 volunteers saddled up for the 17th annual Tri-State Special Kids’ Rodeo on Sept. 3 in Fort Madison, Iowa. The free event offered children and adults with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to participate in horseback riding, as well as simulated activities including goat tying, calf roping, bronc riding and barrel racing. Lisa Wood, chairwoman of the special kids’ rodeo, has been involved since the first year. Her daughter, Kelly, has Down syndrome and participates in the rodeo. Wood said the rodeo committee had a double saddle made so individuals in wheelchairs could ride with someone assisting them. The Tri-State Rodeo takes place Sept. 7-9 …  A former Rodeo Austin employee is accused of stealing more than a million dollars from the organization. In a signed legal agreement, Mark Weston confessed to using Rodeo Austin’s accounts, including corporate credit cards, for his personal use, and misappropriating funds. According to the nonprofit’s latest IRS filing, the actual amount missing is $1.3 million. Rodeo Austin’s CEO says the number rose when a forensic auditor completed a full review of the books, which was after Weston signed the agreement … The richest horse race in America – the All-American Futurity – was won by Fly Baby Fly at Ruidoso (N.M.) Downs on Labor Day before a crowd of 25,000. The horse is owned by Bennie and Terri Jeter, the parents of bareback rider Jason Jeter, who went to the National Finals Rodeo six times (2001-05, 2007) and won the WNFR average title in 2002. The horses running in the All-American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs were racing in the biggest quarter horse race in America, and Jason was there to see Fly Baby Fly win. A $3 million purse was up for grabs, and Fly Baby Fly earned $1.5 million for her performance. Jeter’s parents have owned the horse for a little less than a year. Bennie and Terri own and operate Jeter Quarter Horses in Alvarado, Texas.  
 
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I was more excited for them (Monday) than the day I won the average at the NFR.”
– Former PRCA bareback rider Jason Jeter told the ProRodeo Sports News about watching the horse his parents own, Fly Baby Fly, win at Ruidoso Downs on Labor Day.

5. Next Up

Sept. 6             Xtreme Bulls Division 2 qualifying event, Lewiston, Idaho
Sept. 6             Fenix Rodeo, Sao Sebastiao Oeste, Brazil, begins
Sept. 7             Tri-State Rodeo, Fort Madison, Iowa, begins
Sept. 7             Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up begins
Sept. 7             Washington State Fair ProRodeo, Puyallup, Wash., begins
Sept. 8             Defeat of Jesse James Days Rodeo, Northfield, Minn., begins
Sept. 8             Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo begins
Sept. 8             Stagecoach Days PRCA, Banning, Calif., begins
Sept. 8             Utah’s Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City, begins
Sept. 9             Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sept. 9             Burden (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo
Sept. 9             Davie (Fla.) ProRodeo
Sept. 9             Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series
Sept. 9             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Sept. 10           Rodeo Feria Camargo, Camargo, Mexico

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Sept. 5, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$198,268
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$194,032
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$155,456
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$123,579
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$123,579
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$173,192
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$175,841
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$230,992
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156


7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Sept. 5, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$198,268
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
141,973
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
137,403
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
130,903
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
121,885
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
109,600
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
101,541
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
87,420
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,806
16
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
56,737
17
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
54,763
18
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
54,640
19
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
50,757
20
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
50,644
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$194,032
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
135,149
3
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
4
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
109,305
5
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
105,855
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
101,512
7
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
96,461
8
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
89,783
9
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
88,680
10
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
86,152
11
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
79,525
12
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
78,198
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
77,270
14
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
75,671
15
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
74,222
16
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
74,152
17
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
73,468
18
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
58,494
19
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
57,739
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
57,568
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$155,456
2
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
105,975
3
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
101,847
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
101,101
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
92,252
6
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
89,990
7
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
89,039
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
80,489
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
77,831
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
77,075
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
73,179
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
70,199
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
66,948
14
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
66,869
15
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
62,865
16
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
62,075
17
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
61,071
18
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
60,669
19
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
57,828
20
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
57,815
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$123,579
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
119,971
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
109,200
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
94,320
5
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
86,684
6
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
86,053
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
8
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
75,991
9
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
75,652
10
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
73,326
11
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
72,523
12
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
70,501
13
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
69,323
14
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
69,253
15
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
65,855
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
63,851
17
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,789
18
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
55,615
19
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
55,485
20
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
55,312
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$123,579
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
119,971
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
114,189
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
98,950
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
96,620
6
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
86,684
7
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
85,791
8
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
77,323
9
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
76,986
10
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
74,546
11
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
73,494
12
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
72,523
13
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
69,323
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
67,716
15
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
64,251
16
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
63,851
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
55,456
18
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,711
19
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
47,955
20
Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.
47,187
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$173,192
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
162,222
3
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
118,079
4
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
108,567
5
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
99,107
6
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
93,691
7
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
89,348
8
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
86,024
9
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
85,846
10
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
81,218
11
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
79,271
12
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
76,946
13
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
73,840
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
70,416
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
67,994
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
62,193
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
57,763
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
56,338
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
52,855
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
51,170
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$175,841
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
112,516
4
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
106,097
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
96,469
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
89,624
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
85,297
8
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
83,416
9
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
82,298
10
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
82,041
11
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
81,850
12
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
80,047
13
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
77,500
14
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
75,333
15
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
74,935
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
74,293
17
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
69,372
18
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
68,508
19
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
68,156
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
65,472
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
77,295
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
71,832
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
52,135
6
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
7
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
47,353
8
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
46,993
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
45,432
10
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
44,993
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
40,693
12
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
40,519
13
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
40,287
14
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
39,386
15
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
38,893
16
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
37,491
17
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
34,841
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
31,993
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
31,754
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
26,520
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$230,992
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
174,247
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
145,362
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
124,482
5
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
104,833
6
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
100,356
7
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
97,927
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
96,808
9
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
96,201
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
91,813
11
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
89,056
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
87,388
13
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
85,425
14
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
82,438
15
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
79,358
16
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
77,613
17
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
75,033
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
66,770
19
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
66,640
20
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
63,276
*2017 Barrel Racing (Sept. 5, 2017)
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
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$248,373
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
172,554
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
127,227
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
116,522
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,201
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,808
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
94,279
8
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
91,142
9
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
90,030
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
82,933
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
81,138
12
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
80,082
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
76,867
14
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
70,809
15
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
66,716
16
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
62,756
17
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
61,989
18
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
60,538
19
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
60,040
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
58,577
8. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through Sept. 5, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$58,657
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
53,380
3
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
46,937
4
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
35,837
5
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
6
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,855
7
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
24,153
8
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
22,865
9
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
22,353
10
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
22,257
11
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
19,858
12
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
13
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
18,231
14
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
17,522
15
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
16,992
16
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
17
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
15,578
18
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
14,142
19
Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo.
14,138
20
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
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☛ Rodeo News from the PRCA 8-28-17

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RODEO NEWS FROM THE PRCA

Courtesy Of PRCA
Aug. 28, 2017

Heith DeMoss snares Kennewick victory

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Another day at the office resulted in a new line on Heith DeMoss’ impressive résumé.

The veteran saddle bronc rider won the Horse Heaven Round-Up for the first time in his career Aug. 26.

DeMoss captured the average title with 168.5 points on two head at the Lithia RAM Arena.

“I’ve always been real close to winning this thing,” said DeMoss, 32. “It was good to finally go ahead and break through, I reckon. I’ve always wanted to win this rodeo and it has been on my bucket list. They bring the best horses in the world and the best guys in the world, and to win at a place like this is really a notch on the old belt.”

In the first round, DeMoss put himself in position to win the rodeo with his 84-point ride. When DeMoss settled in for his ride in the finals with Calgary Stampede’s Wild Cherry, he got all he could handle.

“I think my horse got most of the points, I was just lucky enough to stay on top of him until the whistle blew,” DeMoss said. “I had never been on that horse. I had seen him with Zeke Thurston and Cort Scheer, and some other top hands. You dang sure have the tiger by the tail when you put your saddle on that horse. He’s a bad cat, that’s the only way I know how to explain it.”

DeMoss acknowledged he just made it to the whistle with Wild Cherry.

“He’s an advanced-rider-only horse,” he said. “I just barely made it. I think the whistle blew and I bucked off at 8.1 seconds. I was on top there when I heard the whistle, but it wasn’t long before I hit the ground.”

The performance at Kennewick earned DeMoss $5,805, which moved him into 10th place in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $79,897.

“This is how I make my living, and to win is dang sure a blessing,” DeMoss said. “I just got done building a house, so I can use the money.”

DeMoss joined the PRCA in 2004 and has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo eight times (2007, 2009-11, 2013-16).

“The thrill of the fight is why I still love to do this so much,” DeMoss said. “When (a horse) gives it all he has got, and you give it all you have got, it’s something cool that happens that can’t be replaced by anything else.”

Other winners at the $280,099 rodeo were all-around champion Ryle Smith ($3,861 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (171 points on two head), steer wrestler Rowdy Parrott (11.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz (15.5 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt (25.1 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sydni Blanchard (34.67 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Chase Dougherty (171.5 points on two head).

  • Cooper sets regular-season record: Tuf Cooper established a regular-season money record in tie-down roping with his $166,097 total in the Aug. 28 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Cooper, who is leading the standings by $33,513 over second-place Caleb Smidt, broke the regular-season tie-down roping money record of $165,460 set by Cody Ohl in 2006. Cooper joins steer wrestler Ty Erickson as new holders of the regular season money record holders in their events. Erickson has $151,912 as of Aug. 28 and broke the mark of $133,685 set by Wade Sumpter in 2008 as of Aug. 1. With 33 days left in the PRCA regular season, saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley needs to earn $4,987 to break the regular season money mark in his event and break his mark of $172,304 he set in 2016. Bull rider Sage Kimzey needs to earn $7,897 to set the new regular season money mark in his event. Bull rider Matt Austin set that record when he won $228,386 in 2005.
  • Leaderboard change: Trevor Brazile recorded an 8.4-second steer roping time to win the second round at the Range Days Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., last week, which tied him with Bryce Davis for the fastest time during the 2017 regular season. Brazile also has the second-fastest time of the regular season of 8.5 seconds.

2. Tim Bingham caps strong stretch with title

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – This time of year seems to be a good one for bull rider Tim Bingham.

After winning three times in July, Bingham took two more this weekend, capped off by winning Aug. 27 when he rode the Cervi Brothers’ Hammer Time for 88 points at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo.

Bingham, who entered the weekend in seventh place in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, moved up to third place after picking up another $7,924 at the rodeo in San Juan Capistrano.

“I had an almost identical week to last year,” he said. “… I don’t know what’s going on. It seems to be the last couple, few years, I have a lot of luck this week. I’m not complaining, I like it.”

A night earlier, Bingham won the Golden Spike Rodeo in Tremonton, Utah, with a 91.5-point ride. And earlier in the week he took second in the average at the Gem State Stampede Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

The stretch picked him up after a slow month. This weekend, compounded with July, has him plenty confident and riding without stress because he’s entrenched in the middle of the Top 15.

That wasn’t the case a year ago.

When he headed to the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in 2016, Bingham was on the bubble and battling to stay in the hunt for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. The 2016 win at San Juan Capistrano helped him qualify for his second WNFR.

This year, there’s a lot less stress for him. He knows he can’t catch world leader Sage Kimzey (who took second place on Aug. 27), but he also knows that after this weekend took him to $102,212 for the year he’s all but guaranteed to head back to Las Vegas in December.

“For me right now there’s, I’d say, close to zero pressure, because I know with the time that’s left I can’t catch Sage (in the regular season) who’s winning the world,” said Bingham, who finished 12th in the world standings in 2016. “I’m not in a tight spot trying to go into the NFR and sit No. 1 because it’s just impossible with the amount of rodeos left and the time frame; I can’t catch him. There’s no stress there going to the top. … I know on the bottom end I’m going to make the Finals no matter what.”

Bingham didn’t know much about Hammer Time. He’d only seen him once (in Casper, Wyo.) but got a good ride from him in San Juan Capistrano.

“He was pretty sweet,” he said. “He turned out to be a good one.”

Not only was this a good week, but on Labor Day the Utah resident will turn 26. He’s planning on taking the next several days to relax and recuperate by dunking in some hot springs and doing some mountain biking before hitting a few more rodeos over the holiday weekend.

“Recuperate, get all my sores soaked,” he said, “and get ready to go into the week feeling as fresh as you possibly can.”

Other winners at the $218,454 rodeo were all-around champion Ryle Smith ($2,782 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Jake Vold (86.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Baby Face), steer wrestler Justin Shaffer (3.5 seconds), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves (4.8 seconds), saddle bronc rider Clay Elliott (87 points on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Blue Feather), and tie-down roper Tyson Durfey (8.0 seconds).

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Wrangler Network will livestream the Ellensburg (Wash.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls Division 1 Tour Finale at 8 p.m. (PT) Sept. 2 and the Ellensburg PRCA Rodeo Sept. 3-4, beginning at 11:45 a.m. each day … ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast Frontier Days in Walla Walla, Wash., Sept. 1-3 at 7 p.m. (PT) each day and the Ellensburg PRCA Rodeo at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 4 … The following people have been nominated as the Top 5 candidates for the PRCA Pickup Man of the Year: Gary Rempel, Jeremy Willis, Shandon Stalls, Shawn Calhoun, and Will O’Connell. The final online voting process will take place Oct. 1-15. Winners will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in December … PRCA bullfighter Cody Emerson conducted the inaugural “So you wanna be a bullfighter” day clinic on Aug. 19, for children ages 5 to 15 during the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo in Johnson City, Texas. There were seven children who signed up for the clinic. They each got their own pair of Wrangler denim baggies with patches from California Rodeo Salinas, a custom T-shirt and got to pick grease paint ideas from ProRodeo bullfighters. “I love kids and it’s always nice to give back to your community and to pass rodeo on to the next generation,” Emerson told the ProRodeo Sports News … ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saddle Bronc Rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79. A service in memoriam of his recent passing will be held at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds at 5 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 19. His influence and relationships were the gold standard in the rodeo industry, and since the facility is so large, his family would like to invite everyone to his celebration of life. Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989, becoming the first Canadian competitor to receive that honor. He also was inducted in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1998. Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965 … Over 16 years, Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo has raised more than $1.9 million for local charities. The proceeds from the Aug. 26-27 Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo will benefit the Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Kennewick was a really great rodeo and the short round was phenomenal. I had to be 88 (points on Calgary Stampede’s Yipee Kibitz) to win the short round. That’s how good that rodeo was.”

– Reigning PRCA Bareback Riding World Champion Tim O’Connell told the ProRodeo Sports News about his performance at the Horse Heaven Round-Up, which concluded Aug. 26.

4. Next Up

Aug. 28           Colorado State Fair & Rodeo, Pueblo, Colo., continues

Aug. 30           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Aug. 30           IPE & Stampede, Armstrong, British Columbia, begins

Aug. 31           Magic Valley Stampede, Filer, Idaho, begins

Sept. 1             Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Sept. 1             Quad County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Columbia, Miss., begins

Sept. 1             Longford (Kan.) Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Daggett County Centennial Rodeo, Manila, Utah, begins

Sept. 1             Ocala (Fla.) Shrine Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Plains, Mont., begins

Sept. 1             Socorro (N.M.) County Fair & PRCA Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions begins

Sept. 1             Pioneer City Rodeo, Palestine, Ill., begins

Sept. 1             Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days begins

Sept. 1             Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo begins

Sept. 2             Labor Day Rodeo, Cedar Vale, Kan.

Sept. 2             Xtreme Bulls Division 1 Tour Finale, Ellensburg, Wash.

Sept. 2             Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Sept. 2             Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

Sept. 2             Iron County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, Parowan, Utah, begins

Sept. 2             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

Sept. 2             Montana’s Biggest Weekend, Dillon, Mont., begins

Sept. 2             Nicola Valley ProRodeo, Merritt, British Columbia, begins

Sept. 2             Pine City (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo begins

Sept. 2             Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days begins

Sept. 3             Rodeo de Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

Sept. 3             Lake County Round-Up, Lakeview, Ore., begins

Sept. 3             White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo begins

Sept. 4             Gem State Classic ProRodeo, Blackfoot, Idaho, begins

5. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 28, 2017

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $186, 929
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $188,260
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $151,913
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $121,248
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $121,248
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $167,318
TD: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $166,097
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $220,490
SR: Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $79,212

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 28, 2017

 

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $186,929
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 143,632
3 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 136,127
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 134,007
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 127,925
6 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 116,849
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 109,600
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 105,470
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 98,802
10 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 97,022
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 83,786
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 77,056
13 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 75,671
14 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 70,595
15 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 54,763
16 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 54,641
17 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 52,360
18 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 49,167
19 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 48,258
20 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 48,142
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $188,260
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 127,682
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 109,353
4 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 104,661
5 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 100,530
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 94,411
7 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 89,775
8 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 88,337
9 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 84,826
10 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 82,729
11 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 79,112
12 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 72,736
13 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 72,637
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 71,616
15 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 71,023
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 69,378
17 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 67,182
18 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 58,494
19 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 57,523
20 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 55,499
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $151,913
2 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 105,770
3 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 100,556
4 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 98,025
5 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 91,619
6 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 88,060
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 84,928
8 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 77,831
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 74,632
10 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 71,325
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 65,301
12 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 64,646
13 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 63,679
14 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 63,365
15 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 60,669
16 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 59,859
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 58,006
18 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 57,314
19 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 54,581
20 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 54,145
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $121,248
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 113,652
3 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 103,031
4 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 94,320
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 86,053
6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 80,330
7 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 77,016
8 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 75,752
9 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 72,523
10 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 71,207
11 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 69,903
12 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 68,759
13 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 65,573
14 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 63,851
15 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 59,964
16 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 58,746
17 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 58,295
18 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 55,312
19 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 53,236
20 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 52,383
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $121,248
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 113,652
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 108,020
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 96,620
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 96,002
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 85,791
7 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 80,330
8 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,238
9 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 76,747
10 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 72,523
11 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 69,814
12 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 67,437
13 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 67,118
14 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 64,251
15 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 63,851
16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 59,964
17 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 51,947
18 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 48,217
19 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 47,955
20 Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 47,187
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $167,318
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 155,540
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 109,233
4 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 104,252
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 90,218
6 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 88,657
7 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 84,999
8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 84,179
9 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 81,935
10 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 79,897
11 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 75,388
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 70,811
13 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 70,204
14 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 67,320
15 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 65,766
16 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 58,879
17 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 55,985
18 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 54,771
19 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 50,325
20 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 49,718
Tie-down Roping
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $166,097
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 132,584
3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 104,086
4 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 102,421
5 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 95,306
6 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 89,624
7 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 85,297
8 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 81,031
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 80,052
10 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 77,138
11 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 76,055
12 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 75,641
13 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 75,133
14 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 74,293
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 73,000
16 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 69,195
17 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 68,508
18 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 67,833
19 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 66,690
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 61,018
Steer Roping
1 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $79,212
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 75,159
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 71,243
4 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 67,184
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 50,677
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 47,827
7 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 46,993
8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 45,432
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 43,394
10 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 42,111
11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 40,287
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 39,959
13 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 39,314
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 37,781
15 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 36,456
16 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 36,275
17 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 33,245
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 31,754
19 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 31,171
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 26,520
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $220,490
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 173,443
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 131,451
4 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 102,212
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 97,124
6 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 96,808
7 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 95,033
8 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 88,488
9 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 87,388
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 86,257
11 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 84,267
12 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 81,408
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 77,386
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 75,089
15 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 74,627
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 68,965
17 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 66,318
18 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 63,276
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 60,230
20 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 59,835

*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 28, 2017)

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 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $246,482
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 169,440
3 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 116,518
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 115,832
5 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 110,669
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 94,279
8 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 91,142
9 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 90,030
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 82,763
11 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 79,803
12 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 78,029
13 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 73,892
14 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 69,960
15 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 63,074
16 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 60,599
17 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 60,040
18 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 58,213
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 56,173
20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 55,235

7. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Aug. 28, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $58,660
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,596
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,170
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,855
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 24,166
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 22,353
7 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 20,609
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 19,858
9 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,279
10 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 18,231
11 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 17,539
12 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 16,997
13 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 16,992
14 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 16,567
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 16,269
16 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 14,142
17 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
18 Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 12,820
19 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,194
20 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 11,734
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-22-17

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 22, 2017

Mize rides to narrow victory in Caldwell

CALDWELL, Idaho – Bull rider Tristan Mize was rather jubilant following his win at the fabled Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, but he knows the end-goal is in sight. He has his eyes on a bigger prize.

Despite Cole Melancon posting a 90-point bull ride earlier in the evening, Mize managed to notch a clutch 90.5-point ride during Saturday night’s final round, scoring the 20-year-old cowboy $7,501 for his winning efforts.

“I’m feeling really good,” Mize said. “I had a really good week, and I really needed to win at Caldwell. I had a good bull and I knew that if I rode him I’d probably get the win, so it worked out.”

Mize drew Powder River Rodeo’s Savage Mood in the concluding performance at Caldwell, and according to the Texan rookie, he put up a heck of a fight.

“He was a really good bull,” Mize said. “He turned back right and then a little left, and he had me out of position after the first jump, but I was able to get back in position. After that, it worked out well. He was a fun bull.”

After such a narrow win in a crowded crop of talented bull riders, Mize understood the task in front of him. Even so, he knew the opportunity that Savage Mood presented couldn’t be for naught.

“I knew it was going to be a tough bull riding field, but I knew that I had a bull to beat 90 on,” Mize said.

Mize, who entered the week ranked second among bull riders in the PRCA Resistol Rookie Standings, has had his fair share of impressive wins early in his career. While being named champion at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo earlier this season, Mize had not yet recorded a bull ride equivalent to 90 points or more. At Caldwell, he wanted that to change.

“It’s kind of funny, because I’d been talking about how I was going to beat 90 all week for the first time,” he said. “Luckily, I was 90.5 for the first time.”

Hailing from Bryan, Texas, Mize has constantly displayed an advanced prowess for a first-timer. Currently slotted 21st in the Aug. 21 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $58,343, Mize is thrilled for the stretch run as the year comes to a close.

“I’m excited,” Mize said. “I’m ready to be at the NFR at the end of the year, that’s for sure. I’ve always dreamed about going to the NFR. It’s all I ever think about. I want it so bad.”

With his first qualification certainly not out of reach, expect the young gun to unholster the chance.

“I can’t wait to be there. Hopefully I win a couple more big ones.”

Other winners at the $292,843 rodeo were bareback rider Clayton Biglow (172 points on two head), steer wrestler Rowdy Parrot (11.3 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves and Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens (15.5 seconds on two head each), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (173.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Jake Pratt (26.8 seconds on three head), and barrel racer Stevi Hillman (50.69 seconds on three runs).

  • Hansen moves atop leaderboard: Bull rider Jordan Hansen had a 92-point ride on Kesler Rodeo’s Excessive Force to win the Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo Aug. 19 in Kalispell, Mont. Hansen’s ride put him atop the PRCA’s season leaderboard. Hansen earned $2,558 for his performance. Tanner Girletz was second at Kalispell with a 90-point ride. Kesler Rodeo’s Excessive Force, the bull Hansen rode for 92 last weekend, is the only bull to make two 90-plus-point rides this season; he took Zane Lambert on a 90-point ride in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, at the beginning of this month.
  • More bull riding tidbits: Only four rodeos have had more than one 90-point ride this season: San Antonio had three, while Caldwell, Idaho; Wapello, Iowa; and Kalispell, Mont., each had two. Two riders have made four 90-point rides: Sage Kimzey and Ty Wallace. Roscoe Jarboe has three; Brennon Eldred and Cole Melancon have two each.
  • Steer roper Garr has huge performance: Brian Garr had a memorable outing at the Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping in Deadwood, S.D., (Aug. 19). Garr won four of the five rounds in Deadwood, as well as the average. The Belle Fourche, S.D., cowboy earned $5,796.
  • Cowboys make push: As the regular season winds down, cowboys are frantically going to rodeos to try and earn money to finish in the Top 15 in the regular-season standings and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. This past week, there were 30 rodeos with $1.78 million up for grabs.

2. AGCO announces Sowing Good Deeds initiative

DULUTH, Ga. – AGCO Corporation has announced the launch of Sowing Good Deeds – an initiative to raise awareness of the efforts of rodeo committees throughout North America and the positive impact they have in their local communities.

AGCO, a proud sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) through its Hesston® and Massey Ferguson® brands, will award one Massey Ferguson tractor valued at more than $35,000 to a deserving rodeo committee at PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in Las Vegas, Nev., this December.

“Throughout North America, there are rodeo committees that work tirelessly in their local communities for good,” said Meghann McNally, AGCO’s director of marketing in North America. “By creating the Sowing Good Deeds initiative, we want to highlight the great work that they do and assist their efforts by providing a piece of equipment that is crucial to their year-round success – at both their local rodeos as well as in their fields. The rodeo is an iconic event that unites communities across North America, and at AGCO, we are proud to be a part of that local fabric.”

“Our 600-plus PRCA rodeos raise millions of dollars for their local charities across the country,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “The AGCO Sowing Good Deeds program allows us to recognize and reward committees for their charitable efforts. We’re proud of the PRCA rodeo committees, volunteers and rodeo athletes who all contribute to make a difference for local communities and their citizens.”

The application deadline for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative is Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Interested rodeo committees can submit their application online by visiting www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds. There is a limit of one application per rodeo committee.

A committee of judges selected by Hesston, Massey Ferguson and the PRCA will evaluate the applicants based on three key criteria: community impact, innovation and adversity. These criteria highlight work that improves the local community, exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship within the nonprofit sector and has initiated change or responded to significant challenges to build a stronger, more sustainable organization.

The winning rodeo committee will be recognized at the PRCA Awards Banquet on Dec. 6 and on Hesston night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER on Dec. 9.

For more information, visit www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com and Rural Rodeo will simulcast the announcing at the Gem State Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event at 6:30 p.m. (MT) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Aug. 24 and at the Gem State Stampede Aug. 25-27. The rodeo begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25-26, and at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 27… “Floating Horses: the life of Casey Tibbs,” a documentary about the late rodeo legend and Ramona (Calif.) resident, was among films shown during the Oceanside (Calif.) Film Festival. Many people who knew Tibbs were panel guests at the film’s California premiere on Aug. 12 at the Sunshine Brooks Theater. Sandra Tibbs – Casey’s widow – and Dave Osborne, who was a ranch hand for him during his San Diego Country Estates years, both were on the panel, which also included Casey Tibbs’ daughter, Beth Donley, Western actor Joel McCrea’s grandson Wyatt McCrea, and film composer Ryan Waczek. “I’m glad that the people on the West Coast can see it,” Sandra Tibbs said of the California premiere of the 94-minute full feature documentary in an Aug. 14 article in The San Diego Union-Tribune. Executive producer Justin Koehler was unable to attend the Oceanside International Film Festival due to the Aug. 7 birth of his daughter, but wanted to submit “Floating Horses” to a film festival close to Ramona. Casey Tibbs passed on Jan. 28, 1990, at the age of 60. Tibbs was inducted into the inaugural class of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 in Colorado Springs, Colo., after winning nine world championships (saddle bronc riding, 1949, 1951-54, 1959; bareback riding, 1951; all-around, 1951, 1955). A statue of Tibbs stands outside the ProRodeo Hall of Fame … William Lee (Bill) Lake, a former PRCA calf roper, steer wrestler, team roper, and judge, passed away on July 22 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 74. Lake joined the Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1965. He was mentored not only by his father, Harold, but also by Oral Zumwalt – who partnered with Harold in the Zumwalt and Lake Rodeo Company – and Bill Lawrence who later became a partner in the rodeo company. Lake never forgot the role those three men played in his success as a horseman and rodeo contestant … The Umatilla County Fair (Aug. 8-12) and Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Aug. 9-12) were held earlier this month in Hermiston, Ore., and fans were able to see the new venue at the facility. At the fair’s kickoff dinner, Rep. Greg Smith announced a personal $10,000 donation. Rodeo board member Dennis Barnett said in an Aug. 17 article in the East Oregonian there have been a few additional donations to the nonprofit Friends of the Fair and Rodeo, prompted by people seeing the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center for themselves at the fair and rodeo. Barnett said donations to the Friends of the Fair and Rodeo, which is a separate entity from EOTEC, can be used with EOTEC’s blessing for fair and rodeo-related improvements like adding irrigation and grass to the overflow parking area to keep down the dust next year. Barnett said donors can specify if they want the money to go toward the Umatilla County Fair or Farm-City Pro Rodeo, or they can leave it up to a joint committee to determine where the money is most needed … The National Western Stock Show in Denver brought the rodeo to Children’s Hospital Colorado on Aug. 17 in Aurora. Activities included the stick horse rodeo and barrel racing, as well as meeting rodeo queens and Howdy, the National Western Stock Show mascot.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I always knew I was going to rodeo, basically for a living, since I kind of started … It ain’t gonna be easy, but there’s plenty of guys that do it.”

– Tie-down roper Bo Pickett, the 20-year-old nephew of ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dee Pickett, told the Idaho Statesmen Aug. 18 about pursuing a ProRodeo career.

4. Next Up

Aug. 21           Days of ’76 Stand Alone Steer Roping, Deadwood, S.D., continues

Aug. 22           Eastern Montana Fair Rodeo, Miles City, Mont., begins

Aug. 22           Horse Heaven Round-Up, Kennewick, Wash., begins

Aug. 23           Kitsap Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Bremerton, Wash.

Aug. 23           Doxa Extreme Rodeo, Alex, Okla., begins

Aug. 23           Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, Vinita, Okla., begins

Aug. 24           Gem State Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Aug. 24           Great Plains Stampede Rodeo, Altus, Okla., begins

Aug. 24           Kitsap Stampede, Bremerton, Wash., begins

Aug. 24           Range Days Rodeo, Rapid City, S.D., begins

Aug. 24           Golden Spike Rodeo, Tremonton, Utah, begins

Aug. 25           Cattleman Days Rodeo, Ashland, Mo., begins

Aug. 25           Salmon (Idaho) Stampede PRCA Rodeo, begins

Aug. 25           Gem State Stampede, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, begins

Aug. 25           Oregon Trail Rodeo, Hastings, Neb., begins

Aug. 25           Okotoks (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

Aug. 25           Colorado State Fair & Rodeo, Pueblo, Colo., begins

Aug. 26           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Aug. 26           Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

Aug. 26           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

Aug. 26           Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

5. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 21, 2017

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $176, 624
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $174,659
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $144,520
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $115,014
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $115,014
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $166,512
TD: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $156,853
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $212,241
SR: Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $78,706

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 21, 2017

 

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $176,624
2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 135,040
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 132,547
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 125,145
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudent, Brazil 121,692
6 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 110,936
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 110,422
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 107,313
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 98,802
10 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 97,022
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 81,544
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 77,038
13 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 75,671
14 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 66,050
15 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 54,803
16 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 54,763
17 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 52,360
18 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 48,258
19 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 48,120
20 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 46,711
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $174,659
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 124,766
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 104,098
4 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 103,792
5 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 96,729
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 91,122
7 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 88,078
8 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 85,333
9 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 82,644
10 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 77,641
11 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 75,205
12 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 72,736
13 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 71,843
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 70,001
15 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 68,060
16 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 66,153
17 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 63,804
18 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 58,494
19 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 57,523
20 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 55,499
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $144,520
2 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 104,716
3 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 100,556
4 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 90,142
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 84,672
6 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 84,036
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 80,199
8 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 74,632
9 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 71,325
10 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 70,703
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 65,301
12 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 62,897
13 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 62,829
14 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 60,669
15 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 59,284
16 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 56,631
17 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 55,565
18 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 54,151
19 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 54,145
20 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 52,996
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $115,014
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 107,739
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 94,014
4 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 92,883
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 79,064
6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 76,540
7 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 75,025
8 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 74,691
9 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 72,523
10 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 69,351
11 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 65,823
12 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 65,573
13 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 63,120
14 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 62,230
15 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 59,964
16 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 58,279
17 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 56,054
18 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 53,197
19 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 50,762
20 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 50,066
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile $115,014
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 107,739
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 97,872
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 95,200
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 87,205
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 85,485
7 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,238
8 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 76,540
9 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 76,021
10 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 72,523
11 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 69,814
12 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 66,970
13 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 64,212
14 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 63,120
15 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 59,964
16 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 59,445
17 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 49,447
18 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 46,066
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma CIty, Okla. 45,975
20 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 42,599
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $166,512
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 144,551
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 106,369
4 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 102,619
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 87,335
6 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 84,230
7 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 83,613
8 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 75,946
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 73,282
10 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 72,686
11 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 71,581
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 70,351
13 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 70,204
14 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 65,766
15 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 65,497
16 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 55,112
17 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 53,160
18 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 52,432
19 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 50,044
20 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 49,718
Tie-down Roping
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $156,853
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 121,499
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 102,148
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 97,322
5 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 89,624
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 87,382
7 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 85,297
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 80,052
9 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 79,228
10 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 76,965
11 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 76,055
12 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 74,293
13 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 69,569
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 68,234
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 67,665
16 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 67,198
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 67,094
18 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 65,647
19 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 64,906
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 57,707
Steer Roping
1 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $78,706
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 72,815
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 70,530
4 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 66,097
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 49,084
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 47,827
7 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 46,468
8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 45,432
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 42,307
10 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 41,023
11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 40,287
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 39,959
13 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 39,314
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 36,787
15 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 35,937
16 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 35,544
17 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 31,754
18 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 31,171
19 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 30,845
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 25,620
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $212,241
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 170,986
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 126,644
4 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 96,808
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 95,736
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 94,766
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 87,643
8 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 85,281
9 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 84,480
10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 84,027
11 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 79,764
12 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 78,336
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 74,017
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 73,363
15 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 71,522
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 66,142
17 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 63,051
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 60,230
19 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 60,190
20 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 58,435

*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 21, 2017)

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 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $246,482
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 166,132
3 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 115,832
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
5 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 113,705
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 106,721
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 94,279
8 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 90,030
9 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 89,759
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 82,763
11 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 79,803
12 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 73,935
13 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 69,960
14 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 67,982
15 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 61,266
16 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 58,551
17 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 58,234
18 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 56,303
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 55,542
20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 54,975
7. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Aug. 21, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $58,153
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,596
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,170
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,855
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 22,440
6 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 20,609
7 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,167
8 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,279
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 18,503
10 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 18,231
11 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 16,992
12 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 16,567
13 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 16,287
14 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 16,269
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
16 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 14,142
17 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
18 Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 12,820
19 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,079
20 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 11,734
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-15-17

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 15, 2017

Reeves finds success in Lovington

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Matt Reeves is no stranger to winning the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo.
The veteran steer wrestler most recently won it in 2009 when he split the title with Lee Graves.
He was victorious again Aug. 12 when he won the crown outright with a 7.9-second time in the two-head average.
“I had to come home and regroup because we were having trouble getting them lined out,” Reeves said. “A guy named Quinn Campbell – I talked to him about going to the Northwest (as his hazer) – and he came over (Aug. 8) and by the end of practice things were going good.”
With Campbell hazing for him, Reeves placed third in the first round with a 4.1-second time and earned $1,250 in Lawton, Okla., early last week.
Things went even better for Reeves in Lovington. The Cross Plains, Texas, cowboy placed third in the first round with a 3.8-second run and followed that up with a 4.1-second effort in the second round to clinch the average. Reeves made both of his runs on Aug. 10.
“Quinn served two more of them up at Lovington,” Reeves said. “I got three looks – all the same (at Lawton and Lovington), and I don’t remember the last time that happened for me. I had one that was running too far and I blew the barrier out and was 3.8 and my second one I was aggressive and made a good run (at 4.1 seconds). Having a guy on my team like Quinn was good because he gave me consistent looks.”
When Reeves departed Jake McClure Arena in Lovington, he earned $3,666. That visit to the pay window was key for Reeves. He was 14th in the Aug. 9 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $53,688, and now has he’s moved up to 13th with $58,604.
“It feels really good to win this rodeo again,” Reeves said.
This season, Reeves has been using a new full-time horse, 9-year-old Roy.
“I rode him some here and there last year, and at Jackson (Miss., in February) I just decided I was going to ride him and win on him,” Reeves said. “I finished second there and he has gotten better and better and better. I’ve been happy with how he has done.”
Reeves is a six-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2007, 2009-2010, 2012-13, 2016). A year ago, he tied his career-best season, placing second in the world standings – something he also did in 2013.
With the end of the 2017 season looming, Reeves has a simple plan to get back to Las Vegas for the seventh time.
“Win baby, and keep it going,” Reeves said. “You have to keep running them.”
Although Reeves is 39, he has no plans of leaving the rodeo arena any time soon.
“I still like getting in the pickup (truck),” he said. “When I don’t want to get in the pickup anymore I will do something else. It pays the bills and I enjoy it. I love rodeo.”
Other winners at the $212,147 rodeo were bareback rider Orin Larsen (90 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Scarlets Web), team ropers Jake Orman/Will Woodfin (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (84.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo’s Who Knows), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (16.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (17.28 seconds), steer roper Rocky Patterson (33.2 seconds on three head) and bull rider Koby Radley (87 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Half Nuts).
  • Evans takes over steer roping lead: Steer roper Jason Evans is the new leader atop the Aug. 14 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $67,798. He has a $1,613 lead over last week’s leader Chet Herren, and a $2,337 edge over Vin Fisher, who is third in the standings.
  • Sherwood/Woodard win un Missoula: Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard won the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede Aug. 12 with a 3.6-second time, which tied them for the third-fastest run of the season with Jake Orman/Tyler Domingue. Sherwood and Woodard, who have won two world championships in their careers with different partners, earned $2,641 for their performance. Sherwood moved up to 17th in the latest header world standings and Woodard is 23rd in the heeler standings.
  • Jarrett moves up: Tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett won $7,402 this past week, highlighted by winning two rodeos. He’s 12th in the latest world standings with $68,125. Jarrett moved from 17th to 12th thanks to winning the Sand & Sage Roundup in Lamar, Colo., for $1,486, and winning the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo in Sterling, Colo., for $1,404; he also picked up $4,038 at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M., and $474 at the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo.

2. Will Smith scores Sikeston victory

SIKESTON, Mo. – Saddle bronc rider Will Smith was psyched to win the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, as he nailed an 85.5-point ride on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Spade on Aug. 12, good for a $4,385 boost for both the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as well as the RAM Great Lakes Circuit Standings.
“I’d been on that horse four or five times and I used to be scared of him because he bucked me off harder than most,” Smith said, adding that he finally made a successful ride on Spade a couple of years ago at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
“I got more confidence on him this time,” the 28-year-old cowboy said. “That horse is scary in the chute – sometimes he’ll rear at the post, but then he just jumps and kicks down the pen and he’s the one you want to have. I was telling my travel partner, Hardy Braden, that I’d take some Spade, and he called the next day and said, ‘you got him,’ and I was excited.”
Before winning Sikeston, the South Carolina-native-turned-Missouri cowboy was 10th in the Great Lakes Circuit with $3,670 – not too far behind the current leader, Wade Sundell’s $8,659. Now, he’s No. 2 and only $3,986 away from the top.
“I’ve been coming here since 2009, and had never won it and it’s exciting – my friend, Ty Atchison, always wore the buckle from it,” Smith said.
Smith was 50th in the world standings prior to winning Sikeston thanks to picking up $8,960 for placing second in the average at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver on Jan. 22; then $2,285 for placing second at the Heart of the North Rodeo in Spooner, Wis., on July 8. Now he’s sitting at 41st.
Sikeston marks Smith’s second win of the 2017 season, having split the win with Ross Griffin at the 41st Annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo on July 8.
“The Fourth went all right – I got $5,000, and that’s good for me,” Smith said.
The 2017 season has been a difficult one outside of the arena for Smith as his grandfather fell ill and then passed away recently. Smith had taken some time off from rodeoing to spend time with his grandpa and family. The Sikeston rodeo was his first time competing since then.
“I’m going to get my circuit count in and get set up for next year so I can get to those big indoor rodeos,” Smith said, adding that he’s aiming for a shot at the San Antonio rodeo.
“I’m going to circuit bust and just stay here in the Great Lakes and try to beat that old boy (Wade) Sundell in the circuit,” Smith said.
Other winners at the $157,152 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryle Smith ($3,465 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Clayton Biglow (87 points on Pickett Rodeo’s First Place), steer wrestler Sean Mulligan (8.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Jacob Dragenhart/Zack Mabry (10.7 seconds on two head), tie-down ropers Cade Swor and Cimarron Boardman (16.4 seconds on two head each), barrel racer Lacinda Rose (16.27 seconds), and bull rider Clayton Foltyn (87 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s News Flash).

3. Foss is boss at Hermiston

HERMISTON, Ore. – Bareback rider Austin Foss impressed in front of his fellow Oregonians, as the 25-year-old managed to take advantage of his one and only ride at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo.
Foss, on top of Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery, scored a sterling 89 points, notching the Redmond, Ore., native a win and a bounty of $5,534.
“It’s great to be close to home and be able to get on that good of a horse,” Foss said. “It’s more of a confidence booster, especially in a guy’s backyard.”
Foss outlasted fellow bareback riders such as Orin Larsen and Kaycee Feild en route to his first win at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo. Having drawn a quality bucking horse like Special Delivery, Foss had an idea he would have a chance to score some points in the one-go format.
“(Special Delivery) was pretty good,” Foss said. “I’ve been on that horse about two or three different times, and I’ve always done really good on him. He’s definitely one to have if the right guy gets him.”
The 2012 Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, Foss is eyeing his fourth career Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualification. Having trekked to Las Vegas three times in the past four years, Foss, currently ranked 19th in the WEATHER GUARD™ PRCA World Standings, fully understands the ramifications of bringing home more than $5,500 at this time of the year.
“It’s really important,” he said. “Everybody is making that final push. We’ve only got 50-something days left, and everything is an opportunity for a guy to capitalize on. So, you got to really take advantage.
“When you can draw that good and put together a good ride, it’s all a blessing. I’m really happy.”
With his focus on the Thomas & Mack Center, Foss is committed to ensuring that his December plans include a road trip to Sin City.
“That’s everything. That’s the ultimate goal every year,” he said. “You don’t want what you’re doing to be in vain, so to say. You want to make the NFR every year, and really try as long as you can.
“It’s not over yet. There’s still a lot of rodeoing to go, so anything can happen.”
Other winners at the $194,425 rodeo were all-around cowboyClayton Hass ($1,760 in steer wrestling and team roping), steer wrestler Chason Floyd (7.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Hayes Smith/Justin Davis (9.6 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (88.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Weekend Departure), tie-down roper Tyler Milligan (16.7 seconds on two head), barrel racer Kimmie Wall (17.20 seconds) and bull rider Toby Collins (87 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Goosebumps).
Wright set an arena record at the Farm-City Rodeo in Hermiston, Ore., with his 88.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Weekend Departure.

4. Two-time world champion Garrison passes away 

HERMISTON, Ore. – Junior James Garrison, who won a pair of PRCA tie-down world championships in 1966 and 1970, passed away Aug. 12. He was 79.
Garrison, who was a native of Marlow, Okla., qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 times (1964-71, 1975 and 1977). He was the NFR average winner in 1968 and placed second in the average in 1966 and 1977.
Garrison edged ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dean Oliver by $96 for the 1966 world championship. Oliver broke ropes on his last two calves and Garrison helped his own cause by winning Round 7 with a 10.8-second time. Garrison finished the season with $24,304.
“I was lucky…awful lucky, Dean’s the greatest,” Garrison said after he won the ’66 title.
In 1970, Garrison earned $24,311 to earn his 1970 gold buckle.
“If you’re doing something you really like, then you’re always on vacation,” Garrison said. “If you’re on vacation, you don’t want it to end,” Garrison said in a March 22, 1995, issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.
In 1967, Garrison tied a calf in 7.5 seconds in Evergreen, Colo., which was the record for several years.
When Garrison was 17, he was driving a bread truck and didn’t know the slightest thing about rodeo.
Garrison’s high school girlfriend invited him to family get-togethers where they would hold goat ropings. Inspired to prove his friends wrong, Garrison began roping goats.
“I guess it was the laughing (by his friends) that started it all,” Garrison said in 1977 PRCA media guide. “I said I’d show them and learn.”
Learning to rope proved to be a wise decision for Garrison. By age 26, he qualified for his first NFR.
After his rodeo career, Garrison trained and sold roping horses and Thoroughbreds.
Garrison is survived by two daughters, Jeana and Jamie Kay.

5. Stock contractor Art Alsbaugh passes away

HERMISTON, Ore. – Art Alsbaugh, longtime PRCA stock contractor and husband of Linda Alsbaugh, 2015 PRCA Secretary of the Year, passed away Aug. 13 in Pueblo, Colo., of cancer. He was 76.
Alsbaugh was the son of ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractor Walt Alsbaugh. Walt was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990 and passed away in September of 1992 at age 73.
Art and Linda were married 49 years. Art and his dad owned Alsbaugh Rodeo from 1972-94, and he and Linda started Cross Triangle Rodeo, which they owned from 1973-94. They sold them both in 1994.
The last rodeo Art and Linda worked together was the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up June 22-23. He was a judge at that rodeo. Art bought his Rodeo Cowboys Association card in 1965, then in 1972 went into partnership with his father. He completed in calf roping and steer wrestling.
Art worked as a pickup man, timed-event chute boss, flank man, judge and stock contractor in the rodeo world.
Art and Linda were the 2012 recipients of the Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award. Information about a celebration of Art’s life is pending and will be posted on www.prorodeo.com when it is confirmed. Cards for Linda may be mailed to 14107 County Road 6 South, Alamosa CO 81101.
6. News & Notes from the rodeo trail
ProRodeoLive.com will be broadcasting the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo at 8 p.m. (MT) Aug. 17-19 The Wrangler NFR National Anthem Contest sign-up form is now available at www.nfrsocialarena.com/national_anthem.The final day to submit entries is Aug. 25. This year, there is only one open category, available to all age groups … The Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series concluded Aug. 12. The champions of the 2017 summer series were all-around cowboy Cole Dorenkamp, bareback rider Ben Hall, saddle bronc rider Tyler Turco, bull rider Brett Custer, permit bull rider Cordell Curtis, tie-down roper Cy Eames, steer wrestler Beau Clark, team roping header Clayton Van Aken, team roping heeler Cullen Teller and barrel racer Stacey Smallwood.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “He loved rodeo and I know he would want to be remembered for his infectious smile, and loud, booming voice.”
– Lee Ann Alsbaugh-LeSueuer told the ProRodeo Sports News about her father Art Alsbaugh.

7. Next Up

Aug. 14           Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo, Douglas, Wyo.
Aug. 14           Dacotah Stampede, Aberdeen, S.D., begins
Aug. 15           Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 15           Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo begins
Aug. 15           Canby (Ore.) Rodeo begins
Aug. 16           Juneau County Fair Pro Rodeo, Mauston, Wis.
Aug. 16           Inter-State Rodeo, Coffeyville, Kan., begins
Aug. 16           Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Circle, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Yellowstone River Roundup, Billings, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Cassia County Fair & Rodeo, Burley, Idaho, begins
Aug. 17           Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 17           Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo, Kalispell, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up begins
Aug. 17           5J Exposete, Sete Lagoas, Brazil, begins
Aug. 18           Brown County Fair ProRodeo, De Pere, Wis., begins
Aug. 18           Eureka (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Imboden (Alberta) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Seward County PRCA Rodeo, Liberal, Kan., begins
Aug. 18           Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo begins, Payson, Ariz.
Aug. 18           Tehachapi (Calif.) Mountain PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Cranbook (British Columbia) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 18           North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, Denton, Texas, begins
Aug. 18           Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Pincher Creek (Alberta) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 19           Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Deadwood, S.D., begins
Aug. 19           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., begins
Aug. 19           Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
Aug. 19           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., begins
Aug. 19           Fallon County Fair & Rodeo, Baker, Mont., begins
Aug. 20           Days of ’76 Stand Alone Steer Roping begins, Deadwood, S.D.

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 14, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$173, 702
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$174,658
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$141,452
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$112, 808
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$112,808
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$157,869
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$153,931
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$209,973
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$67,798


9. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 14, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$173,702
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
129,299
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
123,735
4
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
123,349
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
109,601
6
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
102,395
7
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
92,263
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
86,183
9
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
75,058
10
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
73,789
11
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
68,368
12
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
57,562
13
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,929
14
Curtis Cassidy, Canada
53,175
15
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
47,564
16
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
46,112
17
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
45,900
18
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
44,966
19
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
38,583
20
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
36,812
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$174,659
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
120,211
3
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
101,845
4
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
92,075
5
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
88,391
6
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
88,078
7
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
87,644
8
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
81,327
9
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
77,854
10
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
76,524
11
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
73,831
12
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France,
72,178
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
68,171
14
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
66,153
15
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
66,115
16
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
62,313
17
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
61,800
18
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
57,523
19
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
56,575
20
Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho
52,402
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$141,452
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
99,769
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
96,849
4
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
87,831
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
84,484
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
80,199
7
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
78,807
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
72,652
9
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
69,317
10
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
66,976
11
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
60,272
12
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
60,245
13
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
58,604
14
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
55,935
15
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
54,348
16
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
54,151
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
53,211
18
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
53,120
19
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
52,243
20
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
52,058
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$112,808
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
107,739
3
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
86,528
4
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
80,310
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
77,554
6
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
74,538
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
71,993
8
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
70,549
9
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
10
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
65,573
11
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
65,479
12
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
62,475
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
62,230
14
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
60,423
15
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
51,446
16
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
49,618
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
48,943
18
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
48,482
19
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
47,659
20
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
47,203
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$112,808
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
107,739
3
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
91,512
4
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
85,299
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
77,999
6
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
77,358
7
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
77,238
8
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
75,534
9
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,549
10
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
11
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
69,814
12
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
60,422
13
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
60,003
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
59,445
15
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
56,350
16
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
51,446
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
46,736
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
42,872
19
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
40,932
20
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
40,914
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$157,869
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
141,395
3
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
102,493
4
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
101,362
5
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
84,186
6
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
83,613
7
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
80,450
8
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
73,282
9
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
71,768
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
68,477
11
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
67,726
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
67,402
13
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
67,009
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
65,766
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
62,820
16
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
51,716
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
49,017
18
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
48,656
19
Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
48,367
20
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
48,208
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$153,931
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
118,251
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
100,203
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
90,749
5
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
85,297
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
82,134
7
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
79,673
8
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
77,319
9
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
77,226
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
72,161
11
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
69,120
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
68,125
13
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
66,679
14
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
66,203
15
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
64,937
16
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
64,906
17
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
64,867
18
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
64,540
19
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
61,937
20
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
57,289
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$67,798
2
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
66,185
3
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
65,461
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
60,505
5
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
44,998
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
44,526
7
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
38,777
8
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
37,818
9
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
37,730
10
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
37,095
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
36,029
12
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
35,786
13
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
35,187
14
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
32,064
15
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
31,325
16
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
29,755
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
29,497
18
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
28,495
19
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
26,163
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
21,084
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$209,973
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
165,647
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
123,618
4
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
94,766
5
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
94,380
6
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
90,847
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
83,923
8
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
81,340
9
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
80,883
10
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
78,975
11
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
78,867
12
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
74,293
13
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
72,841
14
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
71,716
15
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
69,009
16
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
63,490
17
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
60,170
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
59,824
19
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
57,671
20
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
57,631
*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 14, 2017)
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
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$244,742
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
157,476
3
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,201
4
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
113,505
5
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
111,309
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
104,027
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
94,279
8
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
87,867
9
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
80,514
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
80,306
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
79,110
12
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
70,954
13
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
69,042
14
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
58,551
15
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
58,284
16
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
56,621
17
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
55,594
18
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
54,317
19
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
51,714
20
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
49,530
10. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through Aug. 14, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$58,153
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
40,596
3
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
4
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,855
5
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
22,440
6
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
20,609
7
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
20,167
8
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
9
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
18,503
10
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
18,231
11
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
16,992
12
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
16,567
13
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
16,287
14
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
15
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
15,204
16
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
14,142
17
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
18
Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
12,820
19
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
12,079
20
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
11,734
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-7-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 7, 2017

Shade Etbauer powers through Dodge City

DODGE, CITY, Kan. – For the Etbauers there’s a bright light budding underneath the cover of the family tree.
Saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer managed to stay hot on the rodeo trail, as his 170-point two-head score netted the 23-year-old $4,926 in winnings. Settling into his groove as the rodeo progressed, Etbauer narrowly edged away from second-place bronc riders Wade Sundell and Jacobs Crawley by a single point. For the young Oklahoman, walking away from the Dodge City Roundup as champion was special.
“I’m just really excited to be able to win,” Etbauer said. “This is a rodeo I’ve always tried to win. My dad won it, and my uncles always did really good at it. I’m just glad to check it off the list.”
The 41st running of the Dodge City Roundup provided Etbauer a chance to digest the raucous southwestern Kansas atmosphere.
“It was awesome,” Etbauer said. “The crowd was amazing. Making it back to the short round and being there with all of the top guys in the world – and being able to compete against them – gets your adrenaline going.”
The Aug. 6 final performance in Dodge City was comprised of a total of 34 qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. Undeterred by the star power in the field, Etbauer channeled the energy in Dodge City Roundup Rodeo Arena into a pair of solid rides.
“The horse I got on in the first round was really nice,” he said. “Just a real nice horse from Harry Vold, got lucky enough and made it back to the short round.
“Then I got on Medicine Woman of Frontier Rodeo, and that was the first time I’ve ever been on her and she’s been Horse of the Year I don’t know how many times. Just to be able to get on that caliber of horse is amazing. It’s really fun to be able to compete on her and do good.”
Knowing the reputation that a horse like Medicine Woman brings, Etbauer did all he could to remain calm and collected with the four-time PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year drawn in the final round.
“The horse was really strong,” Etbauer explained. “I knew I just had to keep gassing her and keep going at it. I was just trying to do my best and it worked out for me.”
Ranked 25th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as of August 7, Etbauer is confident this win can compound good fortune down the final stretch of his first PRCA season.
“It helps me out a lot,” Etbauer said. “I’m trying to win Rookie of the Year, and I’m hopefully trying to get to the Finals. But just to be able to go there and win that rodeo and that much money helps me out a lot.
“It makes me want to keep pushing on.”
Other winners at the $329,794 rodeo were all-around cowboy Josh Peek ($3,529 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Tilden Hooper (173 points on two head), steer wrestler Tom Lewis (12.2 seconds on three head), team ropers Colby Lovell/James Arnold (15.5 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Timber Moore (28.2 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sidney Forrest (52.32 seconds on three runs), steer roper Vin Fisher Jr. (36.7 seconds on three head) and bull rider Shane Proctor (168.5 points on two head).

2. Edgewood (Iowa) Pro Rodeo Days is all about community

EDGEWOOD, Iowa – As a proud sponsor of the PRCA, AGCO® Corporation through its brands Hesston® and Massey Ferguson, recognize that PRCA-sanctioned rodeos contribute significant support for local, regional and national charities and organizations. These charitable efforts by rodeo committees are making a positive impact on members of the various communities. Hesston and Massey Ferguson, through its Sowing Good Deeds initiative, wants to raise awareness of these many local efforts and reward one PRCA committee each year whose impact goes above and beyond.
One applicant for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative is the Edgewood (Iowa) ProRodeo Days.
The rodeo just celebrated its 30th anniversary this past June, and has been a driving force for success in the community of 864 people. Edgewood is in the northeast corner of the state, 60 miles from Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.
The inception of the Edgewood Rodeo Days can be traced to when Gerald Perrinjaquet brought the idea to the attention of the members of the chamber board in 1987. The idea was a hit, and the chamber started to plan the first rodeo. It was held at the Edgewood Feed Mill’s grain elevator. Back then, it wasn’t an occasion that would bring in thousands of people. After two years of having the rodeo at the feed mill, it was then held at the town football field. And the next year, once again, at the feed mill. In 1992, Day Welterlen donated the current grounds to the city of Edgewood and the event has been at the same location ever since.
All profits – which range between $15,000 and $30,000 – from the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days Celebration are put back into Edgewood.
Over the past 30 years, profits from the rodeo have gone to improving the local school, purchasing land for an industrial park, matching funds for grants, funding for youth groups, funding for fire and ambulance services, financial assistance for Eagle Scout projects and much more.
The Edgewood Chamber of Commerce directs rodeo profits to the summer reading program, economic development initiatives like fixing up downtown buildings, and creating a revolving loan fund for start-up businesses. In Edgewood, investments have been made in the local golf course, track/football field and childcare center.
“The rodeo is the focal point that drives the other projects,” said Elise Bergan, the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce secretary, and the only paid staff member on the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days committee. “While the rodeo is going on, we’re booking things for next year and taking notes for improvements.”
            Three Hills Rodeo has been the stock contractor for the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days for two-plus decades, and during the three-day rodeo more than 10,000 people attend.
The backbone of the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days Celebration are the more than 500 volunteers who put on the event.
“The volunteers are vital to the success of this rodeo and they do a wonderful job, and Three Hills Rodeo has been working with us probably the last 25 years and they help us have a great show and showcase the athletes of the PRCA,” Bergan said. “We bring rodeo to Iowa. We have a Western identity and cowboy spirit we are pretty proud of.”
The 2018 Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days are set for June 21-23. On June 24, there will be a firemen’s breakfast, followed by a demolition derby.
To submit an application for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative, visit http://www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds/index.html.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will be broadcasting the Omak (Wash.) Stampede at 7 p.m. (PT), Aug. 10-12, and at 2 p.m., Aug. 13 … Dale Gilbert, the son of Diamond G Rodeos’ owner Steve Gilbert, passed away Aug. 2 in St. George, Utah. He was 55. Gilbert was born June 1, 1962. He is survived by wife, Pattiand son, PRCA pickup man Keith (Aimee) Gilbert; daughter, Brandy Gilbert, and grandchildren, Kailey and Kaden Thomas “Tom” Kiplinger, a PRCA Gold Card member, passed away July 29 in McCook, Neb. He was 88. Kiplinger was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1946, and graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1950 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Kiplinger was a member of the Colorado State University-Fort Collins rodeo team in the late 1940s … For the past 121 years, Cheyenne, Wyo., has hosted a true celebration of Western heritage during Frontier Days. The 2017 rodeo took place July 22-30. Rodeo attendance was 94,267, compared to 93,238 in 2016. The final rodeo on Championship Sunday, July 30, had 12,419 fans … The final numbers are still being tallied, but the July 19-22 Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo outperformed projections and recorded sellout crowds. “We sold out Saturday (July 22) at 6:15 p.m. That was the first time ever. I think we had a good 150 people in line who didn’t get in and I felt bad for them,” Fair Manager Tanya Dahlseid told the Vail Daily. Overall, the rodeo recorded $130,478 in ticket sales and $94,500 in sponsorships. Dahlseid said 275 PRCA members competed in this year’s four nights of action … On Aug. 5, dozens of participants took part in the fifth annual Exceptional Rodeo hosted by Eagle Mount of Great Falls (Mont.) and Special Olympics Montana. Those in attendance learned how to ride bulls, rope steers and barrel race. Volunteers included staff from Eagle Mount, Special Olympics and the Great Falls Voyagers. Rodeo personnel helping with the event included stock contractor Ike Sankey, rodeo announcer Jeff Marn, rodeo clown Donnie Landis, and rodeo royalty from around Central Montana … The North Texas Fair and Rodeo in Denton announced the concert lineup for the 89th annual fair and rodeo. The fair runs Aug. 18- 26, with the rodeo taking place from Aug. 18-20. This year’s biggest acts are a mix of veterans and rising stars in the country music world. The Josh Abbott Band plays at 9:30 p.m. (CT) Aug. 18. Veteran country music star Travis Tritt plays at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Cody Johnson plays at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, and Ryan Bingham plays at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 25. For reservations, visit the fair and rodeo’s website, www.ntfair.com/. Patrons can print out their tickets and bring them to the gate. The North Texas Fairgrounds are located at 2217 N. Carroll Blvd … The Inter-State Fair and Rodeo takes place Aug. 16-19 in Coffeyville, Kan. The first night of the rodeo will honor veterans. Anyone who wishes to bring pictures of a veteran they know can bring them for the ceremony. Pictures that are submitted will be put on a big screen on the first night of the rodeo … Award-winning performer Tomás Garcilazo will be a part of the 74th annual Moses Lake Roundup (Aug. 17-19) for the first time in his career. Garcilazo was PRCA Dress Act of the Year in 2007 and 2012-13.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “This is a great deal and something you don’t ever think will happen to you. To see my accomplishments in the Hall with guys like Leo Camarillo, Tom Ferguson and Joe Alexander is really cool.”
– Team roper/tie-down roper/steer roper Mike Beers told the ProRodeo Sports News after being inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Aug. 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

4. Next Up

Aug. 7             All American ProRodeo, West Friendship, Md., begins
Aug. 7             Larimer County Fair & Rodeo, Loveland, Colo., continues
Aug. 8             Lea County Fair & PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Division 1, Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 8             Howard County Fair, West Friendship, Md.
Aug. 8             Field of Dreams Stampede, La Crete, Alberta, continues
Aug. 8             Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo begins
Aug. 8             Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo begins
Aug. 9             Missoula (Mont.) Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2
Aug. 9             Crossett (Ark.) Riding Club 68th annual PRCA Rodeo
Aug. 9             Farm-City ProRodeo, Hermiston, Ore., begins
Aug. 9             Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo begins
Aug. 9             Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 9             Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo begins
Aug. 10           Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Marshall, Minn., begins
Aug. 10           Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo, Sterling, Colo., begins
Aug. 10           Bozeman (Mont.) Stampede begins
Aug. 10           Cache County Fair and Rodeo, Logan, Utah, begins
Aug. 10           Missoula (Mont.) Stampede begins
Aug. 10           Omak (Wash.) Stampede begins
Aug. 11           3rd annual Ridin’ and Riggin’ Days, Craig, Colo., begins
Aug. 11           Lincoln County Fair Rodeo, Afton, Wyo., begins
Aug. 11           Cascade (Mont.) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 11           Summit County Fair & Rodeo, Coalville, Utah, begins
Aug. 11           NE Arkansas ProRodeo, Jonesboro, Ark., begins
Aug. 11           Sand & Sage Roundup, Lamar, Colo., begins
Aug. 11           Ralph Morgan Semi-Annual Rodeo, Lauderdale, Miss.
Aug. 11           Linn County Fair & Rodeo, Mound City, Kan., begins
Aug. 11           Catfish Stampede, Onida, S.D., begins
Aug. 11           Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins
Aug. 11           Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins
Aug. 11           Dawson Creek Stampede, British Columbia, begins
Aug. 12           Dawson County Fair & Rodeo, Glendive, Mont., begins
Aug. 12           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
Aug. 12           Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series
Aug. 12           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Aug. 12           Kimball (Neb.) Banner Rodeo begins
Aug. 12           Sioux Falls (S.D.) Empire Fair Rodeo begins
Aug. 12           Ventura (Calif.) County Fair Rodeo begins
Aug. 13           Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo, Douglas, Wyo., begins

5. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 7, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$164,822
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$170,087
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$138,163
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$107,643
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$107,643
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$150,575
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$145,829
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$187,555
SR:
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
$62,365


6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 7, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$164,822
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
125,091
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
119,349
4
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
114,717
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
106,344
6
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
97,749
7
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
87,577
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
84,153
9
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
71,909
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
71,711
11
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
66,811
12
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
54,226
13
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
53,399
14
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
46,279
15
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
45,980
16
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
45,469
17
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
44,146
18
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
40,291
19
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
36,812
20
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
32,682
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$170,087
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
111,742
3
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
101,475
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
86,186
5
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
85,581
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
84,029
7
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
79,470
8
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
77,854
9
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
76,524
10
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
71,826
11
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
69,596
12
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
66,369
13
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
65,934
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
63,710
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
58,939
16
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
57,242
17
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
56,469
18
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
53,414
19
Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore.
51,502
20
Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho
50,625
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$138,163
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
98,912
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
91,495
4
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
85,261
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
80,099
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
76,973
7
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
72,752
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
72,652
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
66,900
10
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
64,412
11
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
59,258
12
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
55,700
13
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
54,864
14
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
53,688
15
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
51,867
16
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
51,464
17
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
51,024
18
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
50,664
19
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
50,291
20
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
49,663
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$107,643
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
106,196
3
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
86,528
4
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
80,310
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
76,926
6
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
73,189
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
70,858
8
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
9
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
66,009
10
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
63,393
11
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
62,527
12
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
61,602
13
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
59,696
14
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
58,588
15
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
46,300
16
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
46,271
17
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
46,026
18
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
45,532
19
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
42,843
20
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
41,176
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$107,643
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
106,196
3
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
89,426
4
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
85,299
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
77,999
6
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
77,254
7
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
76,730
8
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
74,184
9
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
10
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
66,768
11
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
66,009
12
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
59,696
13
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
58,817
14
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
57,820
15
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
54,223
16
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
46,736
17
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
46,026
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
40,709
19
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
39,916
20
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
36,573
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$150,575
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
137,306
3
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
101,911
4
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
88,548
5
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
79,722
6
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
76,690
7
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
75,948
8
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
71,456
9
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
65,766
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
65,330
11
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
65,185
12
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
64,346
13
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
62,805
14
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
61,765
15
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
61,759
16
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
49,628
17
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
48,410
18
Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
48,367
19
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
48,208
20
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
47,058
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$145,829
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
114,043
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
96,114
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
89,970
5
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
80,797
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
78,221
7
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
75,636
8
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
71,548
9
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
70,716
10
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
68,077
11
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
63,459
12
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
63,359
13
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
62,227
14
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
61,988
15
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
61,937
16
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
60,291
17
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
58,112
18
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
57,384
19
Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.
55,851
20
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
55,391
Steer Roping
1
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
$62,365
2
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
61,281
3
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
61,000
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
60,505
5
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
44,998
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
44,526
7
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
38,777
8
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
37,818
9
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
36,615
10
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
35,135
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
34,600
12
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
33,267
13
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
33,230
14
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
28,398
15
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
27,716
16
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
26,292
17
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
26,135
18
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
25,803
19
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
25,170
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
20,429
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$187,555
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
157,908
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
121,484
4
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
94,766
5
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
94,380
6
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
82,914
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
82,757
8
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
78,867
9
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
76,574
10
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
75,101
11
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
71,849
12
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
69,553
13
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
67,600
14
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
67,016
15
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
64,054
16
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
62,558
17
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
57,631
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
56,964
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,624
20
Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas
54,502
*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 7, 2017)
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
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$233,978
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
156,141
3
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,201
4
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
113,505
5
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
106,872
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
100,556
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
94,279
8
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
76,565
9
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
75,301
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
74,858
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
73,957
12
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
69,042
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
66,042
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
53,916
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
53,170
16
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
53,098
17
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
52,877
18
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
51,629
19
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
49,468
20
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
47,439
7. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through Aug. 7, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$46,572
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
40,596
3
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
4
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,235
5
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
21,086
6
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
20,167
7
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
8
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
18,503
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
16,567
10
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
16,287
11
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
12
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
16,059
13
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
15,204
14
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
13,796
15
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
16
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
12,079
17
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
11,734
18
Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas
11,531
19
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
10,861
20
Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas
10,590
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☛ PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame inducts 2017 class 8-6-17

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PRO RODEO HALL OF FAME INDUCTS 2017 CLASS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 6, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Stars converged at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saturday as a new class was enshrined into the prestigious Hall.

Randy Corley, a 12-time PRCA Announcer of the Year, joined five world champions to headline the 12-member 2017 induction class.

Corley, along with gold buckle winners including the late Buck Rutherford (all-around, 1954), Enoch Walker (saddle bronc riding, 1960), Tommy Puryear (steer wrestling, 1974), Mike Beers (team roping, 1984) and Cody Custer (bull riding, 1992), were enshrined with rodeo notable Bob Ragsdale, a 22-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in three events.

Also inducted into the Hall were four-time bareback horse of the year, Christensen Bros.’ Smith & Velvet, and the committee for the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days.

For the first time in the history of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, barrel racers from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) were amongst the class of inductees. Their inaugural class was comprised of Wanda Harper Bush, Charmayne James and a joint PRCA/WPRA equine inductee – Star Plaudit “Red.”

Corley’s résumé is ProRodeo Hall of Fame worthy. He has been selected PRCA Announcer of the Year 12 times (1984, 1990-96, 1998, 2003, 2011 and 2015). He also has been an announcer at the National Finals Rodeo 16 times (1985-86, 1992, 1994-96, 2007-2016).

“It was the worst night of sleep I had (Friday night) in 45 years,” Corley said. “I just think it was nerves. There are 259 people in the Hall and that’s not a huge number for a Hall that opened in 1979. I’m in a pretty select group and I’m so honored. My whole thing is cowboys are the stars. When they are nodding their head, you’ve already told everyone who they are.

“That’s what I strive for, and have forever, and to be a good person to everybody, inside the arena and outside the arena. Those are the deals that I think make you a better announcer because then you’re true, and true is the best way to announce.”

Puryear qualified for the NFR nine times, eight of which were consecutive, from 1971-78, and then again in 1983. The Texas bulldogger also won the gold buckle in 1974 and the NFR average title in 1976.

“This day is something that you never plan for when you’re out rodeoing. I’ve been ready for this to happen so I can stop thinking about it – it’s something you think about every day since the call that you’re in the Hall of Fame,” Puryear said. “One of the main reasons I’m here today is because of the people I had around me who supported and helped me. So many friends and family contributed to this. I never owned my own horse – I always traveled with horsemen and stayed in a positive rig. We’d go to 120 rodeos a year, and we loved every second of it.”

Puryear first joined the PRCA in 1970, and now, 47 years later, he’s recognized as one of the best steer wrestlers in PRCA history.

“Leon (Bauerle) and I rode up to Colorado Springs together – we didn’t fly, we drove up in the truck from Texas together just like we used to,” Puryear said. “It was one for the road and to relive the old times, and we still get along really well. Leon was always easy to travel with, as long as you agreed with him. But a great deal of the credit for me being here is due to Leon and his horses.”

Rutherford was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame more than half a century after he was topping the world standings across four events – bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and bull riding.

The Oklahoma cowboy was in the Top 5 of the world standings 11 times between 1949-57, and was the 1954 all-around world champion and the first cowboy to ever win more than $40,000 in a single year (approximately $362,235 in 2017 dollars, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

“It’s quite an honor, and he’s a part of history,” said Claudine Rutherford, Buck’s sister-in-law. “He could do anything.”

Becky Raetzsch, Rutherford’s daughter, also was thrilled about the honor bestowed on her father.

“It’s exciting, and it gives us a chance to learn more about the history of him,” she said. “It really is quite an honor. I have his grandchildren here, all of his great-grandchildren are here, so it’s really exciting for all of them.”

Although he never won an individual event championship, he placed second in the bareback riding standings the same year he won the all-around title.

Rutherford twice finished third in the bull riding world standings (1951 and 1954).

His rodeo earnings fell flat after a bad spill slipped a disk in his back in November 1958. He then retired from rodeo and resumed ranching in his hometown until his death at 58 years old on April 28, 1988.

Walker, who won both the 1960 saddle bronc riding world championship and NFR average title, took to the skies in his ascent to ProRodeo fame – qualifying for 10 NFRs during his 20-year tenure with the Rodeo Cowboys Association.

“It’s a pretty cool deal and pretty humbling to be around the guys who are world champs. I knew a lot of them like Cody Custer and Mike Beers, and you look up to a lot of those guys. My father would have been humbled to be with them,” said Jack Walker, one of Enoch’s sons.

In 1960, the 28-year-old Walker had been knocking on the door of a gold buckle for years, placing third in 1957, second in 1958 and third again in 1959.

Walker entered the 1960 season with a plan for earning the gold buckle that literally took flight. He teamed up with Paul Templeton, who flew him from one rodeo to the next when his rodeo road trips got too hectic.

Walker arrived at the NFR in Dallas, Texas, leading the pack with $20,832 earned that season by placing 126 times at 56 rodeos and winning 21 rodeos throughout 1960, including Salinas, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas.

He rode all 10 horses at the NFR in Dallas, placing on five of them – winning the NFR and the world title.

“I think it would have been great if he could have been here,” Jack Walker said. “It would have meant everything to him because of the caliber of people in the (ProRodeo) Hall of Fame; he would have thought it was really cool. These guys were all top of the world in their day, and I was on the bottom looking up, so it’s humbling for me to be here, but it would have been special for him to have seen it.”

Beers, a heeler, won his world championship while roping with header Dee Pickett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2003. Beers qualified for the NFR 23 times in team roping (1980-95, 1997-98, 2000-03, 2007). He also qualified for the NFR in tie-down roping in 1981, 1983 and 1985 and for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in 1992.

“I’m going into rodeo immortality and 50 years from now, they are still going to remember my name,” Beers said. “That’s something you never think about when you’re a kid growing up rodeoing. You want to win a championship or make the Finals, but it is never a thought of being in the Hall of Fame. There’s three things I guess in my career I really remember. One was winning the world championship with Dee Pickett, the second one was making the Finals with my son, Brandon, in 2007, and now being inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. This is the icing on the cake.”

Custer’s eight trips to the NFR and 1992 bull riding world championship win landed him in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

“I found out that my permanent position will be next to John Quintana, and that’s a big deal because he was my hero as a kid,” Custer said. “It’s one of those deals where I’ve looked at the stuff here (at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame) and to see it next to a guy like that and then Ronnie Rossen and Charlie Sampson, it’s a cool deal. I took a picture of it, and I’ll send it to his (Quintana’s) son. I never met John as an adult, but I knew him as a kid and he made me feel like I belonged. I remember how he made me feel as a kid, and I try do that for kids now.”

Custer first joined the PRCA in 1985 and went on to qualify for the NFR from 1987-92, and again in 1998-99. He remained an active competitor through 2002.

“The people that have come here to be with me – everyone has a piece of this and it’s not just mine,” Custer said. “Corey Navarre is here too, I rodeoed with him and if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have gone to the NFR in 1999 because I had wanted to go home.

“I told everyone here with me that this is theirs too – everyone from my mom and dad to the guys I rodeoed with, it’s an awesome thing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, everything I accomplished in the arena was because of my hard work and some talent. Being inducted is just a gift in my book.”

Ragsdale, for most of his adult life, has served the sport of rodeo as a competitor and as an ambassador. On Saturday, the cowboy they call “Rags” added “Hall of Famer” to his one-of-a-kind résumé.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” Ragsdale said. “It’s just been a great experience. Kind of the last of the big events probably, for me. I’m not rodeoing anymore, so I’m reminiscing like we used to in the old days.”

Ragsdale, a 22-time NFR qualifier in steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping, recognized he will forever be cemented into history among the legends of the sport he holds so dear.

“Going through the Hall, that’s what’s amazing,” he said. “I know so many of them, and I can remember stories, and when I see someone, a story will pop up in my head or some event that happened. It’s neat. Even though they’re gone, I relive that in my mind.”

Ragsdale became the first and only left-handed roper to qualify for the NFR for 15 consecutive years from 1961-75. He also served as both the Vice President and President of the Rodeo Cowboys Association in the early ’70s, and is credited as the one to propose the association include “Professional” to the organization’s formal title.

Smith & Velvet was the definition of a late bloomer.

The horse, which was honored as the PRCA’s top bareback horse four times (1977, as Mr. Smith, and then 1979-80 and 1982, as Smith & Velvet), didn’t become an award-winning bucker until he was into his 20s.

This is Bobby Christensen’s third horse to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Christensen also has saddle bronc horses Miss Klamath (1998) and War Paint (2011) in the Hall, but Smith & Velvet is his first bareback horse to be enshrined.

“Early on, I never would’ve believed that he’d be in the Hall of Fame, but after he won horse of the year a few times I was thinking it would happen. It’s been 34 years since the horse died – I think the best way to describe this is late in coming, but well-deserved.

“When Smith & Velvet was in his prime, everybody wanted to see him and everybody wanted him at their rodeo. I could go to a committee and say, ‘Hey, I have the bareback horse of the year if you want to hire me to bring stock to your rodeo.’ That worked a lot of places.

“Smith & Velvet knew what he was doing, and liked what he was doing. He was even-tempered, and I rode him in his early years. But I wouldn’t have wanted to ride him in his later years, that’s for sure.”

Smith & Velvet died in 1983 in a tragic car accident that killed many of Christensen’s prized NFR horses. He says the horse was the pride and joy of his rodeo company.

The Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days celebrated its 83rd year of existence July 20-24.

The event has come a long way since its inception in 1934, when Ogden City Mayor Harman W. Peery organized a Western festival to boost the spirits of the locals and entice tourists to visit the city.

“We just got done with this year’s rodeo, and it really settled in with the community and the rodeo and the committee,” said Dave Halverson, the rodeo’s director. “We have had honors and people have shed tears of joy. People have been outstanding, and we are humbly honored to be recognized.”

The Ogden Pioneer Days is more than just a rodeo, it’s an event. It includes concerts, parades, farmer’s markets, and, of course, the rodeo at historic Ogden Pioneer Stadium.

“When you look at the community of Ogden – this is one of the biggest awards this city will receive, and so on behalf of the committee and the city, we’re honored and delighted to be so recognized,” said Alan Hall, chairman of the Ogden Pioneer Foundation. “We appreciate the (ProRodeo) Hall of Fame and the committee for the selection and all those who make this organization world class.”

Bush was multi-talented, becoming the most decorated cowgirl in the history of the WPRA (formerly the Girls Rodeo Association).

When the GRA first formed in 1948, Bush was one of the first to sign-up. All totaled, she won 32 world titles – nine all-around (1952, 1957-58, 1962-65, 1968-69), two barrel racing (1952-53), two cutting (1966, 1969), one flag race (1969), 11 calf roping (1951-56, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966-67) and seven ribbon roping titles (1951, 1953-54, 1956-59). She finished as reserve world champion in barrel racing three separate times.

While Bush’s barrel racing world titles came before the NFR began, she qualified seven times (1959-60, 1962-65, and 1974) for the NFR during her career.

“I’m honored to accept this honor for my mom, a famous legend, an icon, and my very best friend,” said Shanna Bush, Wanda’s daughter, who qualified for the NFR in 1984. “For my dear uncle, A.C. Harper, who said my mom was a world champion sister. How deserving to be the first woman inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. History is made today, and she did it by being just Wanda.”

Bush was inducted posthumously, having passed away Dec. 29, 2015.

“She was one to shy away from publicity, interviews and pictures,” Shanna said. “Material things just didn’t mean much to mom. She taught many movie stars, singers, governors, vice presidents and their kids to ride, or they bought horses from us. But no one ever knew when they came or went from our ranch, that’s just how our family was. She was a really appreciative person always content with just what she had.”

James may have had to wait 22 years to join her legendary horse, Scamper, in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, but was ecstatic to be a part of this historic class.

“I finally get to join him (Scamper), and that’s emotional,” said James, who now makes her home in Boerne, Texas. “Today is really a big deal, not only for me, my family, but I think for all the barrel racers of the WPRA. I couldn’t be more proud and humbled to be one of the first inductees as one of the barrel racers.”

James, who grew up in Clayton, N.M., the home of the very first barrel racing National Finals Rodeo in 1959, won the first of 10 consecutive world titles at the youthful age of 14 in 1984.

James was the first WPRA member to wear the coveted No. 1 back number in 1987, and became the first barrel racer to cross the $1 million mark in career earnings. In addition to the 10 consecutive world titles (1984-1993), James and Scamper won the NFR average title six times (1984, 1986-87, 1989-90 and 1993). In 1996, Scamper became the first and only barrel horse (until 2017) to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

James would add a cherry on top of her illustrious career, returning to the top of the sport aboard Cruiser (Cruisin on Six) in 2002, winning her 11th world title and seventh NFR average title.

“My mom traveled a million miles with me and my whole family sacrificed, so this induction is not just about me, but also your family and friends,” James said. “The horses along the way, I couldn’t have been here without the great horses. Obviously, Scamper was a godsend. This is just like icing on the cake getting up here today and accepting this honor.”

Star Plaudit “Red” holds a very unique record in the world of professional rodeo, one that is not likely to ever be duplicated. The bay gelding won two world championships in the sport in a single year and contributed to a third, at the age of 12.

In 1962, Red, as he was affectionately known, carried his owner Sherry (Combs) Johnson to the GRA world title in the barrel racing. The horse also helped close family friend Tom Nesmith to the RCA world title in the steer wrestling, as well as the RCA all-around championship.

Johnson credits the steer wrestling with teaching Red how to run hard through the pattern.

“He (Red) was such a special, special horse,” Johnson said. “He was a really good bulldogging horse. We went to Denver, his first rodeo, and we won the go and I found out that day what run meant. He always ran his hardest. He was the best horse. I never had a horse like him, and he had heart. I believe that a barrel racer better know her barrel horse better than her husband, and I think we do.”

Red passed away at the age of 22.

With the 2017 class, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame now has enshrined 259 people, 33 animals and 28 rodeo committees.

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