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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Nov. 17, 2017

Money chosen John Justin Committeeperson of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Steven Money, who served as the rodeo director for the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo for 34 years, has been chosen as the 2017 John Justin Committeeperson of the Year.
Money retired as the rodeo director for the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo following the 2017 rodeo, which ran from July 20-24.
“When they first called me, my heart was joyous,” said Money, 66. “It’s such an honor to be recognized by all your other peers. I put that rodeo (Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo) as the first thing in my life. When you get an honor like this, it’s gratifying to know all the hard work you did has been recognized by other people. There are all these great people on committees and great rodeos and this is truly a great honor to receive. I really appreciate the PRCA and Justin (Boots) for putting this kind of award together.”
With help and leadership from Money, the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo, in 2016, became the 24th rodeo to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame since the inaugural class in 1979. It also was the first Utah rodeo to be inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
In December of 2016, through the leadership of Money, the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo was presented the PRCA’s annual Remuda Award. This is an award given to the rodeo committee that provides the best, most consistent pen of bucking stock, creating the best opportunities for contestants to score well.
“I am so thankful for the committee that we’ve had,” Money said. “We’ve just had excellent, excellent people on our committee who help make it so great. It’s a joy when you go to work with that committee. It’s something that I truly loved. It’s going to be very hard to be away from it, but I’m still going to be in contact with people in the rodeo business and help rodeo committees out.”
Money, a native of Spanish Fork, has been involved with the Western lifestyle his entire life.
“I rodeoed when I was younger, and I just love that passion to compete and (being a rodeo director) was a way to be associated with it,” Money said. “I think the most gratifying thing of all the awards and everything is when you see that crowd in there (at the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo). We’ve had 48 consecutive sellouts, that’s 12 years that we sold every single ticket we had. When the crowd is there, and people are patting you on the back for a great show, nothing can describe how good that feeling is.”
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo joined the PRCA in 1942, and is home to one of the finest venues in the sport. Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo opened its new arena in 2012. The new arena sits 8,400 people.

2. RCRCF win has Sean Santucci altering plans

YAKIMA, Wash. – Sean Santucci went to last weekend’s RAM Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo just looking to maybe win a little money and have some fun.
He entered the 2018 season expecting to stick around the circuit.
Those plans quickly changed.
Santucci entered the rodeo in seventh place in the Columbia River Circuit year-end standings.
The 30-year-old steer wrestler went out and won the RCRCFR average in 12.6 seconds on three head Nov. 5. Santucci went into the rodeo plenty relaxed. And that paid dividends.
“This year’s probably been less pressure than any, because I kind of came off the road and quit trying to rodeo for a living and went to work,” Santucci said. “So, I’ve just been able to enjoy rodeo again.”
Santucci took second in the first round and won the third round in 3.8 seconds. He went out fifth in that final round and then waited anxiously, watching fellow bulldoggers get their turns to top his 3.8. None did.
“I had to sit there and endure the rest of the guys going,” laughed Santucci, who took home $5,161. “There were two or three other guys that could’ve got me that I was emotionally watching carefully. It was exciting. Just like any competition. It’s fun to put yourself in position to win and see what happens.”
The win earned Santucci a qualification to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., and the prospect of adding some money there. With that, Santucci’s circuit-only rodeoing plans flew out the proverbial window.
Because the money from the circuit finals and RNCFR count toward the world standings, Santucci is excited to get going on the rodeo trail. He’s also hoping that the rule continues.
“It’s just a neat fact that a guy not rodeoing full time has a chance early on,” said Santucci, who farms and ranches on his family ranch in Prineville, Ore. “It’s a great incentive for the circuit cowboy to get out of the circuit and go do some rodeoing and feel like he has a chance.”
Santucci rode his 16-year-old gelding, Chopper, who he bought more than four years ago.
“He’s been pretty key in my success,” Santucci said. “I’ve been in the Top 20 on him. He definitely still has some good in him.”
Santucci made less than $10,000 in 2017. In 2016, he finished 53rd in the world. Earlier in his career, he’d finished inside the Top 20, but never qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
Those recent struggles are why he originally decided not to go hard this season.
“Last year, things weren’t going as well, and I was getting tired and worn out on travel and I was trying to raise a family at home,” Santucci said. “The lack of drive was part of the measurement of success.”
His wife, Brittany, and 2-year-old son, Syd, were on hand Sunday for the win. Afterward, Brittany was more than understanding that her husband will be going back on the rodeo road when it works into their schedule, including in April, when Brittany is due with their second child.
“She’s been a trooper all the way through quite a few years at rodeoing full time,” Santucci said. “She’s used to the schedule and can roll with the punches pretty well.”
Other winners at the $147,751 rodeo were all-around cowboy Russell Cardoza ($3,110 in team roping and steer roping); bareback rider Steven Peebles (230.5 points on three head); team ropers Brooks Dahozy/Brent Falon (24.1 seconds on three head); saddle bronc rider Layton Green (243 points on three head); tie-down roper Tyson Durfey (24.7 seconds on three head); barrel racer Callahan Crossley (37.10 seconds on three head); steer roper Tom Sorey (31.2 seconds on two head) and bull rider Chase Dougherty (165.5 points on two head).

3. Cassidy claims the RWCFR

HEBER CITY, Utah – Twenty years into his ProRodeo career, steer wrestler Curtis Cassidy is off to a running start in the 2018 season by winning the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo at Heber City, Utah.
“Any win at any age is special, but getting the circuit finals 20 years into your career is special for sure,” Cassidy said. “It’s definitely a young man’s sport. Don’t get me wrong, but in steer wrestling for sure, if you have the horsepower under you, that is three-quarters of the battle and the rest is drawing the right steer.”
Cassidy placed third in the second round with 5.0 seconds and returned as the top bulldogger in the final round with a 3.9-second run.
“My first two runs at the circuit finals didn’t go as good as they should have, they weren’t bad, but they weren’t as good as I wanted them to be,” Cassidy said. “Then tonight was do-or-die. I basically had to try and put some pressure on the guys behind me that were ahead in the average.”
Altogether, Cassidy’s 13.5 seconds on three head turned into a $5,834 payday for the 39-year-old from Donalda, Alberta.
“Most guys don’t go as long as me,” Cassidy laughed. “At this point in my career, if I don’t have good horses to ride, I don’t feel like riding – and I have a good horse in Canada and Tom (Lewis) has a good horse here, so it gives me some interest to make a run at Vegas again.”
Cassidy rode Tom Lewis’ 12-year-old sorrel, Maverick, at the RWCFR and at the All American ProRodeo Finals at Waco, Texas, last month. At Waco, Cassidy won the second round and the semifinals, and placed second in the finals for a grand total of $10,179.
“He’s a great horse,” Cassidy said. “Basically, he does everything you could ask a horse to do – he is good in the corner, runs hard and runs great patterns.”
Cassidy knows a good horse when he sees one, having joined the PRCA in 1998 and qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER five times (2002, 2008-10, and 2014). Now he’s seeking his sixth qualification.
The Canadian bulldogger is off to a strong start in the 2018 season. He was already ranked second in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $12,773 before winning the RWCFR.
“I have about $18,000 going into the season, so it’s full speed ahead,” Cassidy said. “I won’t go to everything in the winter, but I will go to Florida for the (RAM National Circuit) Finals and then California in the spring. But, I like to go to the close ones in the winter and spring; and then in mid-July I like to enter everything for those six weeks through September and go to five to seven rodeos a week. There’s so many good rodeos that time of the year. Everyone talks about the winter and Fourth of July, but from mid-July through Pendleton (Ore.), you can coast along and win and get $4,000-5,000 a week.”
Cassidy ended the 2017 season ranked 26th with $60,207 thanks to winning the Drayton Valley (Alberta) Rodeo and the Dixie Roundup in St. George, Utah. He was also the co-champion at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Hand Hills Lake Stampede at Craigmyle, Alberta.
“I wasn’t qualified for the (RAM National) Circuit Finals, or any of the big winter rodeos, so I had a slow start,” Cassidy said. “This year I’m definitely going to put in a good effort to get to everything I can get to.”
Up next, Cassidy is heading to the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, on Nov. 8-12 – which can be viewed online at prorodeotv.com. From there, he’ll hit some rodeos in Canada before taking a break for the holidays to rest up for the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colo., and the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo in Odessa, Texas, in January.
“This time of year slows down, but I have been rodeoing every week since the end of the season so it’s good because it keeps you sharp for the Canadian Finals,” Cassidy said.
Other winners at the $174,813 rodeo were all-around cowboy Rhen Richard ($6,077 in tie-down roping and team roping); bareback riders Caleb Bennett and Kaycee Feild (251 points on three head each); team ropers Thad Ward/Olin Pulham (19.9 seconds on three head); saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (249.5 points on three head); tie-down roper Matt Shiozawa (27.2 seconds on three head); barrel racer Jennifer Barrett (48.90 seconds on three head); and bull rider Joe Frost (247 points on three head).

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The National Finals Rodeo Committee announced Nov. 3 that Boyd Polhamus has been named to succeed Shawn Davis as the production manager of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. The annual event, held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, is scheduled for Dec.7-16 this year. Polhamus will work closely with Davis, the current NFR General Manager, as well as Las Vegas Events, NFRC and the PRCA on all aspects of rodeo production for the next three years, beginning in 2017. During Polhamus’ career that has spanned 32 years, he has been actively involved in more than 1,000 rodeos with nearly 4,500 performances across North America. “In 1959, John Van Cronkhite created the NFR to showcase the sport of rodeo with the idea of matching the best contestants against the best stock, allowing the contestants to have their complete degree of glory in the arena,” said Davis. “Following this theme has made the National Finals Rodeo the success that it is today. I feel that Boyd Polhamus has the experience, the ability and the determination to continue and enhance this original idea. I look forward to working with him and supporting him in the endeavor to take the NFR to greater heights.” In 2007-09 and 2012, Polhamus’ peers selected him as the PRCA Announcer of the Year. He also received the Lane Frost Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. “To be honest, this is very intimidating,” said Polhamus. “Shawn and his staff have set the bar very high. He has taught me so much and I’m going to use what I’ve learned. The ultimate goal is to make the Wrangler NFR even more fun and engaging for fans, sponsors, and contestants while protecting the integrity of the race for a World Championship. It’s a daunting task, but I’m determined.” … The PRCA is partnering with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and Northlands Coliseum to offer a livestream broadcast of the 44th Canadian Finals Rodeo on ProRodeoTV. The Nov. 8-12 CFR will be exclusively broadcasted from Edmonton, Alberta, on ProRodeoTV.com. The broadcast will be available via home computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. There are six total performances of the CFR, with four-night performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. (MT) on Nov. 8-11. There are also 1 p.m. performances on Nov. 11-12, with the latter being the final round of the rodeo. Watching the CFR livestream is as easy as logging on to www.prorodeotv.com and signing up for a subscription. ProRodeoTV packages to stream the CFR are $29.99 (USD), which includes all six performances … Tarleton State University’s Rodeo Hall of Fame will induct Robert Anderson, Isaac Diaz and the Fambro family Nov. 11, during its eighth annual steak dinner and auction. The event, which benefits Tarleton Rodeo program’s scholarship fund, begins at 6 p.m. with an auction reception and preview mixer, followed by dinner, the Rodeo Hall of Fame induction ceremony and a live auction. Admission to the event, taking place at the City Hall venue at City Limits in Stephenville, Texas, is $50 per person and includes dinner. Tickets are available until the day of the event, or by contacting the Office of Rodeo Activities at 254.968.9344 or 254.968.9187. Anderson, a bull rider who won the average at the 1970 College National Finals Rodeo, helped create the Tarleton Rodeo Alumni Chapter where he serves as president. Diaz was a member of Tarleton’s 2010 CNFR team, winning that season’s saddle bronc riding title. After leaving Tarleton, he continued his professional career in rodeo with five Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifications (2007, 2009, 2012-13, 2015). Starting with the establishment of a scholarship in 1989, members of the Fambro family have been avid supporters of the Tarleton Rodeo program for nearly 30 years. The family’s contributions have benefited generations of students and the Tarleton Rodeo program. R.L. “Tuffy” Fambro initiated a Rodeo and Agriculture Scholarship to honor his parents, Alex Price and Ruby Fambro, who were ranchers in Erath and Stephens counties. In 2002, the family and friends began the Memorial Rodeo Scholarship in honor of R.L.’s brother, Joe Price Fambro.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I need to worry about what I need to do. I can’t control what other guys do. I just need to give myself best opportunity I can to win.”
– Steer roper Chet Herren told ProRodeo Sports News about his mindset for the upcoming Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, Nov. 10-11 in Mulvane, Kan. Herren enters his 12th NFSR third in the standings.

5. Next Up

Nov. 8             Canadian Finals Rodeo, Edmonton, Alberta, begins
Nov. 9             RAM Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, Davie, Fla., begins
Nov. 9             RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, Louisville, Ky., begins
Nov. 10             Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, Mulvane, Kan., begins
Nov. 11           Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo begins

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Nov. 6, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$214,131
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$201,916
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$163,152
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$133,977
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$134,707
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$183,927
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$190,445
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$237,152
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156


7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Nov. 6, 2017
 
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$214,131
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180,487
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
140,876
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
136,430
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
128,764
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
112,795
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
104,200
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
89,029
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,931
16
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
58,000
17
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
56,733
18
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
56,048
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,618
20
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
54,641
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$201,916
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
136,657
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
128,153
4
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
113,312
5
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
106,677
7
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
103,212
8
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
102,161
9
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
101,197
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
99,240
11
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
96,039
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
93,652
13
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
89,261
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
89,106
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
86,114
16
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
83,495
17
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
80,762
18
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
66,029
19
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
64,757
20
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
62,612
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$163,152
2
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
110,951
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
109,919
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
103,944
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
99,501
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
99,340
7
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
93,463
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
84,073
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
82,968
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
80,981
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
79,684
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
77,340
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
76,442
14
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
73,558
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
71,192
16
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
71,105
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
70,545
18
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
68,915
19
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
67,294
20
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
66,520
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$133,977
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
133,633
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
113,094
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
111,551
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
98,033
6
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
7
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
85,448
8
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
81,415
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
81,356
10
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
79,236
11
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
12
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
78,288
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
77,437
14
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
75,614
15
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
74,146
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
68,006
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
61,983
18
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
61,949
19
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,915
20
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
57,576
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$134,707
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
133,633
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
117,212
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
110,930
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
103,022
6
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
99,774
7
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
92,358
9
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
81,356
10
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
81,050
11
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
79,374
12
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
78,387
13
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
75,614
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
74,652
15
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
68,006
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
65,136
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
61,745
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
52,238
19
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
51,647
20
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,836
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$183,927
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
170,456
3
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
124,115
4
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
119,657
5
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
110,613
6
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
105,789
7
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
102,774
8
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
99,361
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
92,992
10
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
91,745
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
89,332
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
88,613
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
88,402
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
76,630
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
75,649
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
71,822
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
69,693
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
66,258
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
61,398
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
54,401
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$190,445
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
124,498
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
121,902
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
107,423
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
101,433
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
97,173
8
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
96,056
9
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
93,363
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
86,299
11
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
85,962
12
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
85,566
13
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
85,460
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
85,438
15
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
85,210
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
78,317
17
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
77,288
18
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
76,926
19
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
73,367
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
70,016
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
78,934
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
72,976
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
64,266
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
56,868
7
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
50,109
8
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
49,347
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
49,309
10
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
47,061
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
45,082
13
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
44,217
14
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
42,848
15
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
41,913
16
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
40,615
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
39,780
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
32,565
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
32,545
20
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
31,183
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$237,152
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
204,239
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
157,077
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
131,423
5
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
120,963
6
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
110,471
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
106,188
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
103,619
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
102,855
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
97,121
11
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
94,668
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
92,991
13
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
92,660
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
88,063
15
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
87,288
16
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
87,014
17
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
85,957
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
80,183
19
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
72,754
20
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
70,593

*2017 Barrel Racing (Nov. 6, 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
$250,378
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
185,952
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
130,537
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
120,806
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,163
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,758
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
98,707
8
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
97,023
9
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
96,454
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
92,930
11
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
91,362
12
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
86,020
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
83,338
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
78,181
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
76,294
16
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
74,363
17
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
72,876
18
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
72,692
19
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
68,759
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
64,894

8. 2018 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Nov. 6, 2017
All-around
1
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
$17,944
2
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
11,531
3
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,058
Bareback Riding
1
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
$18,028
2
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
12,353
3
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
9,766
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
9,544
5
Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.
8,692
6
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
8,510
7
Luke Creasy, Garland, Texas
8,001
8
Justin Pollmiller, Weatherford, Okla.
7,733
9
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
7,570
10
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
7,343
11
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
6,716
12
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
6,620
13
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
6,520
14
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
6,306
15
Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev.
6,040
16
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
5,364
17
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
5,280
18
Justin McDaniel, Parkfield, Calif.
5,004
19
Kelly Timberman, Mills, Wyo.
4,771
20
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
4,734
Steer Wrestling
1
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
$18,142
2
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
12,773
3
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
10,866
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
7,952
5
Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D.
7,650
6
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
7,085
7
Cameron Morman, Glenullin, N.D.
6,840
8
Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla.
6,306
9
Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
5,883
10
Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo.
5,821
11
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
5,517
12
Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.
5,499
13
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
5,262
14
Coltin Hill, Blackfoot, Idaho
5,209
15
Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.
5,162
16
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
4,852
17
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
4,821
18
Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.
4,720
19
Blake Brown, Spanish Fork, Utah
4,619
20
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
4,376
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$14,461
2
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
13,115
3
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
8,177
4
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
8,036
5
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
7,494
6
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
7,055
7
Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.
6,068
8
Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz.
5,895
9
Brady Payne, Gilbert, Ariz.
5,442
10
Thad Ward, Howell, Utah
5,348
11
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
5,256
12
Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn.
5,021
13
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
4,822
14
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
4,801
15
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
4,774
16
Cody Mora, San Miguel, Calif.
4,741
17
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
4,691
18
Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla.
4,298
19
Jaguar Terrill, Blackfoot, Idaho
3,646
20
Brett Christensen, Alva, Okla.
3,603
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
$15,142
2
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
14,461
3
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
9,107
4
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
7,285
5
Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif.
7,055
6
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
6,665
7
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
5,950
8
Josh Fillmore, Penrose, Colo.
5,691
9
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
5,557
10
Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah
5,348
11
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
5,256
12
Joseph Shawnego, Oakdale, Calif.
5,118
13
Cody Hogan, Athens, Texas
5,021
14
Jade Nelson, Midland, S.D.
4,822
15
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
4,801
16
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
4,774
17
Bronc Boehnlein, Riverside, Calif.
4,691
18
Levi Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
4,384
19
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
4,347
20
Justin Hodson, West Haven, Utah
4,133
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
$18,716
2
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
13,226
3
Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.
12,428
4
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
10,644
5
Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.
10,225
6
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
8,294
7
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
8,240
8
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
7,712
9
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
7,293
10
Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.
6,231
11
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
6,151
12
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
6,119
13
Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah
5,313
14
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
5,284
15
Lefty Holman, Visalia, Calif.
5,214
16
Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.
5,103
17
Ty Manke, Hermosa, S.D.
5,032
18
Nick LaDuke, Livermore, Calif.
4,905
19
Louie Brunson, New Underwood, S.D.
4,596
20
Ryan Mackenzie, Jordan Valley, Ore.
4,389
Tie-down Roping
1
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
$16,785
2
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
14,264
3
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
10,421
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
9,992
5
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
7,814
6
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
7,777
7
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
6,898
8
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
6,709
9
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
6,378
10
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
5,901
11
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
5,721
12
Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah
5,348
13
Jess Woodward, Dupree, S.D.
5,032
14
Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas
4,737
15
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
4,729
16
Joe Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.
4,478
17
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
4,367
18
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
4,337
19
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
4,328
20
Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas
4,260
Steer Roping
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$9,551
2
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
8,403
3
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
5,878
4
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
5,797
5
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
5,610
6
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
5,522
7
Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla.
5,076
8
John E. Bland, Turkey, Texas
4,586
9
Kelton McMillen, Paden, Okla.
4,404
10
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
4,250
11
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
4,230
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
4,193
13
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
4,006
14
Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas
3,941
15
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
3,488
16
Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, Mont.
3,426
17
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
3,411
18
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
3,110
19
J.R. Olson, Whitewood, S.D.
3,106
20
Buck Mekelburg, Yuma, Colo.
3,015
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$21,530
2
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
18,152
3
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
13,462
4
Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas
12,549
5
Joseph Vazquez, Alamogordo, N.M.
8,882
6
Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D.
8,813
7
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
8,484
8
Cordell Curtis, Monte Vista, Colo.
8,284
9
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
8,059
10
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
7,807
11
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
7,779
12
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
7,050
13
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
6,838
14
Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D.
6,752
15
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
6,119
16
Scottie Knapp, Edgewood, N.M.
5,926
17
Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.
5,557
18
Dillon Tyner, Eaton, Colo.
5,473
19
Beau Nordahl, Bozeman, Mont.
5,197
20
Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif.
5,064

2018 Barrel Racing (Nov. 6, 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
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
$17,928
2
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
14,960
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
13,984
4
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
11,880
5
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
8,326
6
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
7,709
7
Kristen Spratt, Huntsville, Texas
7,617
8
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
7,357
9
Alex Lang, Harper, Texas
7,316
10
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
7,156
11
Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho
6,974
12
Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.
6,773
13
Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.
6,557
14
Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo.
6,535
15
Callahan Crossley, Herminston, Ore.
5,971
16
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
5,572
17
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
5,460
18
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
5,411
19
Sami Jo Morisoli, Paso Robles, Calif.
5,321
20
Nicole Riggle, Scottsdale, Ariz.
5,294
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☛ Snedecor wins 3rd steer roping title 11-13-17

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SNEDECOR CAPTURES THIRD STEER ROPING GOLD BUCKLE

Press release from PRCA
Nov. 13, 2017
Consistency paid ultimate dividends for veteran steer roper Scott Snedecor.
The Fredericksburg, Texas, cowboy won the average with 104.1-second time on nine head which vaulted him to his third world championship at the 2017 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.
Snedecor, who won world titles in 2005 and 2008, finished with $136,419 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings to edge six-time steer roping world champ Trevor Brazile, who placed second with $126,538.
“This is a great feeling,” said Snedecor, 42. “Anytime you can get one of them gold buckles added to your list again, that’s awesome. I’m toward the end of my career, I guess, and man it’s good to know I still got it. It’s good to see a shiny gold buckle again.”
Snedecor clinched the world championship and the average title when JoJo LeMond, the 10th roper in Round 10, clocked a 14.2-second time. LeMond finished second in the average with a 109.5-second time on nine head. Snedecor and LeMond were the only contestants to rope nine steers. Brazile placed third in the average with an 85.0-second time on eight head.
“I heard everybody congratulating me after JoJo roped, and you want to know what’s going on in the back of your head, but I tried to just worry about roping (in Round 10),” Snedecor said.
With both the world and average titles in hand, Snedecor, the last roper out in the final round, recorded his only no-time of the NFSR.
“It didn’t matter if I got a time in Round 10, but I sure wanted to tie that last one down,” he said. “But, I felt like I roped good (both days) and my horse worked outstanding.”
This also is Snedecor’s third NFSR average crown, as he won the average in 2005 and 2011.
“That average title is the second-best thing in the world,” said Snedecor, who earned $27,347 for his latest average victory. “Now, I have three gold buckles and three average championships and that’s a great feeling.”
Snedecor came to his 16th NFSR in fourth place, but was able to move to the top of the standings, thanks to earning $68,336, the most of any contestant this year’s NFSR. Brazile was second to Snedecor in NFSR earnings with $63,273.
“I practiced a little more for it (the NFSR) this time,” Snedecor said. “The last few years I had not worked on it liked I used to and you get out of it what you put into it.”
Snedecor’s NFSR money total was second all-time behind Cody Lee’s $70,651 in earnings a year ago.
During the entire 2017 NFSR, Snedecor rode Possum, a 9-year-old horse that is owned by Stephen Stransky. Possum was making his NFSR debut.
“That horse has been good since Day 1,” Snedecor said. “Stephen brought him to my house and he (Possum) couldn’t hardly back out of the trailer. Stephen has raised a bunch of horses and he and I have been good friends all of our lives. I was fortunate to have Stephen in my corner and for him let me take that horse and ride him when I need him.”
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☛ Lawsuit filed in barrel horse case 11-7-17

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE LAWSUITS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

LAWSUIT FILED IN MADISON COUNTY, TEXAS REGARDING A BARREL HORSE 

 

SAVANNAH ROBERTSON FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST VETERINARIAN CAMERON STOUDT AND TEXAS EQUINE HOSPITAL

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 7, 2017

On or about May 13, 2016, Savannah Robertson, Los Osmos, Calif., entered into a contract with Michelle Alley, Madisonville, Texas, an agent for Hope B. Martin, Huntsville, Texas, the owner of a barrel horse named Crown N Diamonds, a.k.a.“Cinderella.”

Prior to the purchase Robertson consulted Cameron Stoudt, DVM of the Texas Equine Hospital, Bryan, Texas, to conduct a pre-purchase report on the horse. Relying on her Dr. Stoudt’s pre-purchase report, Savannah Robertson believed the horse was sound and fit for performance purposes.

Approximately three days after Robertson took possession of the horse, Cinderella experienced a “patella lockup,” or an upper fixation of the left hindquarter stifle ligament. The first patella lockup occurred in the round pen and the second occurred while Robertson was riding the mare, causing the horse and rider to fall to the ground.

Thereafter, the  horse was brought to a California veterinarian who identified the locking patella or upper-fixation condition and referred the horse to the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, Calif. Upon evaluation, the veterinary clinic also identified this abnormality and treated the horse for the patella lockup condition.

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Robertson realized the horse she had just purchased was not sound due to the locking patella, and would be unfit for barrel racing or any other performance purpose. She notified both the agent Michelle Alley and seller Hope Martin of their violations based on the deceptive sale of the wholly unfit performance horse.

Robertson also learned after the sale that the veterinarian Cameron Stoudt DVM had previously seen and treated the horse on a number of occasions and had given the  horse multiple injections for the stifle lock issue, knowing that the horse was unfit as a performance horse – yet failed to disclose that information. Dr. Stoudt was employed by Texas Equine Hospital.

The purchase turned into several lawsuits filed by the seller and the agent. with the most recent being filed by the buyer, Savannah Robertson, who hired attorney Robert Wagstaff of McMahon Surovik Suttle, P.C. of Abilene, Texas, who sent a demand letter for payment of damages to the seller Hope B. Martin and her agent Michelle Alley on Sept. 30, 2016, stating damages and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), especially  Section 17.46 of the Texas Business Commerce Code.

Court documents state that on Nov. 3, 2017, Robertson, filed a First Amended Original Petition in the 278th Judicial District of Madison County, Texas, against the seller Hope B. Martin, the veterinarian Cameron Stoudt, DVM and her employer Texas Equine Hospital PC stating the “Plaintiff intends to conduct discovery under Level 3 of Rule 190.3 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure with the damages sought being  within the jurisdictional limits of the court.”

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The documents state that the Texas jurisdiction is proper since the parties entered into a contract in Texas, to be performed in whole or in part, in Madison County, Texas. Also, because a substantial part of the conduct giving rise to the lawsuit occurred in Madison County, Texas, and a substantial part of the events and omissions which created this cause of action occurred in Madison County, Texas.

Robertson notified both Michelle Alley and Hope B. Martin of their DTPA violations based on the deceptive sale of the wholly unfit performance horse. Further, it was learned after the sale that Defendant Cameron Stoudt, DVM had previously seen and treated the horse on a number of occasions and had given the horse multiple injections for the stifle lock issue and; therefore, knew the horse was unfit as a performance horse, yet wholly failed to disclose it. At all times she was acting in the course and scope of her employment with defendant Texas Equine Hospital P.C.

CAUSE OF ACTION CLAIMED AGAINST SELLER HOPE B. MARTIN:

In the court documents, Robertson claims Hope B. Martin committed DTPA violations by representing that the barrel horse had “characteristics, uses, benefits and qualities” which it did not and she failed to disclose the information concerning the barrel horse, which was known at the time of the transaction and as such filed to disclose the information to induce Robertson into a transaction in which she would not have entered, had the information been disclosed.

CLAIMED DAMAGES INCURRED BY HOPE B. MARTIN:

Court documents state that on Sept. 30, 2016, Robertson provided written notice to Hope B. Martin, advising her of specific complaints and the amount of damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees incurred as of the date of the letter. Robertson said she suffered economic damages in an amount within the jurisdiction limits of the court, for which it now sues, including but not limited to: the original purchase price of the  horse, the costs of all veterinarian exams, transportation and boarding costs and all other costs association with the sale and purchase of the  horse.

Also claiming mental anguish damages, Robertson sued for actual and incurred damages, mental anguished treble (3 times amount of damages) allowed by law.

CLAIMED CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST VETERINARIAN DR. CAMERON STOUDT:

Robertson claims that prior to her purchase of the barrel horse, she consulted Cameron Stoudt, DVM, an experienced veterinarian in the Brazos Valley region, to assess the horse’s present and future soundness and any abnormalities that may adversely affect the horse’s ability to perform for the sole reason of purchase – barrel racing.

She claims that Dr. Stoudt made negligent misrepresentations to her regarding the horse’s health, soundness, medical conditions and ability to perform. She claims the vet supplied false information to her, upon which Robertson relied and as a result suffered damages.

Court documents claim that Dr. Stoudt failed to disclose that the horse was not sound, as its patella locked up in its left rear leg, making the horse unfit for barrel racing or any other performance purpose. Robertson said she had relied on the veterinarian’s Pre-Purchase Assessment and Report in her decision to purchase the horse and enter into the contract with Michelle Alley and Hope B. Martin.

The document included the fact that the acts and omissions of Dr. Stoudt occurred while she was in the course and scope of her employment with Defendant Texas Equine Hospital, who the court case claims is directly liable to the Plaintiff for the acts and omissions of Dr. Cameron Stoudt, DVM and The damages proximately caused thereof.

CLAIMED DAMAGES INCURRED BY DR. CAMERON STOUDT AND TEXAS EQUINE HOSPITAL: 

Damages for which Dr. Cameron Stoudt, DVM and the Texas Equine Hospital are liable for include her purchase price of the horse, expenses incurred in the transaction, expenses and upkeep of the horse since the date of the purchase and lost profits and business opportunities for having a  horse that was unfit for its particular purpose: a barrel racing horse. Robertson also seeks recovery of pre- and post-judgment interest and reasonable and necessary fees for expert witnesses, copies of depositions and costs of court, as authorized by law.

Robertson is also demanding a trial by jury for which required fees have been paid. She is asking, “the defendants be cited to appear and answer the suit. Also, she is asking that upon final hearing of the case, the judgment be entered for the Plaintiff and against the Defendants for damages in an amount within the jurisdictional limits of the Cost, together with pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs of court, reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees and other such and further relief to which the Plaintiff may be entitled at law or in equity.”

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 10-26-17

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

News from PRCA
Oct. 26, 2017

Contract personnel announced for WNFR

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The contract personnel for the Dec. 7-16 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER have been announced, and the lists feature some familiar names.
For the fifth straight year, the trio of announcers for the WNFR remains the same. Boyd Polhamus of Brenham, Texas, Randy Corley of Silverdale, Wash., and Wayne Brooks of Lampasas, Texas, will be on the microphone for the 10 nights in Las Vegas. It marks the 19th consecutive year Polhamus will announce the WNFR and his 22nd overall. It’s Corley’s 17th WNFR appearance, and the seventh of Brooks’ career.
Livestock superintendent John Barnes of Sutherland, Iowa, makes his 12th consecutive WNFR appearance and is joined by chute bosses Tony Amaral of Marysville, Calif. (timed event) and Tom Neuens of Powell, Wyo. (roughstock). Benje Bendele of Dublin, Texas, is the music director.
Sunni Deb Backstrom of Congress, Ariz., is the WNFR secretary, which marks the 12th year in a row she has been selected and the 15th overall. Dollie Riddle of Vernon, Texas, is the assistant secretary.
Timer Jayme Pemberton of Terrell, Texas, is making her second WNFR trip and is joined by Amy Muller of Agar, S.D., who’s making her third trip in a row, and Kim Sutton of Onida, S.D., who is making her third trip to the WNFR.
Bullfighters Dusty Tuckness and Cody Webster return for the fifth straight year together and will be joined by Nathan Jestes, who’s making his second consecutive WNFR trip. It’s the ninth consecutive trip for Tuckness and the fifth for Webster.
Cody Sosebee makes his first trip as a barrelman. Chase Cervi makes his fourth consecutive appearance as a pickup man, and fifth overall. He’s joined by Matt Twitchell, who is making his third WNFR trip. Jason Bottoms of Corsicana, Texas, is the alternate pickup man.

2. Contract personnel named for NFSR

COLORADO SPRINGS – The official contract personnel for the Nov. 10-11 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping have been announced.
At the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Charlie Throckmorton of Grandview, Texas, and Scott Grover of Camden Point, Mo., will handle the announcing duties.
Throckmorton has announced the NFSR 17 times in a row (tying legendary rodeo announcer McSpadden), and 18 times overall. McSpadden announced at the NFSR a record 19 times. Grover is making his NFSR debut.
Chute boss John Gwatney of Marquez, Texas, is back for his eighth consecutive trip, while arena usher Josh Edwards of Forney, Texas, is making his first appearance, and secretary Sandy Gwatney, John’s wife, is making her fourth appearance. Sandy Gwatney’s appearances at the NFSR have come the last four years in a row.
Timer Mary Brunner of Bergheim, Texas, makes her sixth trip and second in a row, and is joined by Shelly Baumann of Maypearl, Texas, who is making her inaugural appearance at the NFSR. Jill Franzen Loden of Weatherford, Texas, is back as the music director for the third time. James Phifer is the official NFSR photographer.

3. Pendleton Whisky “Let ‘er Buck” Stock of the Year awards unveiled

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Last year’s top roughstock from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER made a big impression on the 2017 Top Stock of the Year awards.
The 2017 Pendleton Whisky “Let ‘er Buck” Stock of the Year awards go to Beutler and Son Rodeo’s Wound Up for the Saddle Bronc of the Year, C5 Rodeo’s Virgil for the Bareback of the Year, and D&H Cattle’s SweetPro Bruiser for the Bull of the Year. Wound Up was the 2016 top WNFR saddle bronc horse, while both Virgil and Bruiser were runner-up for the 2016 WNFR Top Stock Awards.
SweetPro Bruiser was also the 2015 WNFR top bull. The 6-year-old, 1,900-pound bull never saw a cowboy stay on for less than 90 points in 2017 – and only two pulled that off. Roscoe Jarboe scored 91 on him in San Antonio in February, while Cole Melancon scored 90 on him in Caldwell, Idaho, in August.
“This doesn’t happen very often,” said Dillon Page, who raised Bruiser and also trained Powder River Rodeo’s Shepherd Hills Tested to the same award in 2013. “We only have one bull that gets to be bull of the year. I’ve been fortunate, I guess. I’ve had two (winners) in the PRCA.”
Page pointed out that Bruiser has bloodlines tied to Bodacious (a two-time Bull of the Year and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull). So, it’s no surprise Bruiser bucks with so much tenacity.
Jarboe’s 91 on Bruiser tied for the third highest score of 2017 on a bull.
Wound Up was also a runner-up for top WNFR saddle bronc in 2015.
“It felt good,” Rusty Wright said about scoring 88 points on Wound Up in Austin, Texas, in March. “That horse really bucks and makes you do stuff right.
“I think it (the award) was well deserved. That horse is awesome. I can’t think of another horse as good as that one this year.”
Wound Up’s win snapped a three-year saddle bronc streak for Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman.
In addition to being a top WNFR bareback runner-up, Virgil was second place for the 2016 Top Bareback of the Year.
Jake Vold’s 90.75 on him at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede in July was the fourth-highest bareback score of 2017.
Austin Foss scored 88 on Virgil to win at Lynden, Wash., in August.
“He’s a horse that bucks every time,” Foss said. “If a guy is doing his job you’re going to win on him every time. That combo makes him obviously the riders’ choice.”
Here are the full results:
Bareback Riding
1. Virgil, C5 Rodeo, 25 Points
2. Craig at Midnight, Powder River Rodeo, 16 Points
3. (Tie) Top Flight, Pickett Pro Rodeo, 14 Points
    Street Dance, Kesler Rodeo, 14 Points
    Onion Ring, Korkow Rodeo, 14 Points
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Wound Up, Beutler & Son Rodeo, 53 Points
2. Spring Planting, Flying Five Rodeo, 21 Points
3. Medicine Woman, Frontier Rodeo, 12 Points
Bull Riding
1. SweetPro Bruiser, D&H Cattle, 31 Points
2. Spotted Demon, Big Stone Rodeo Inc, 25 Points
3. Hot & Ready, Smith, Harper & Morgan, 7 Points

4. Quaney maintains wave of success at Prairie Circuit Finals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2017 season proved to be the best year yet for tie-down roper Cody Quaney. It’s still early, but it isn’t too bold to say he’s carried that same momentum into 2018.
On the strength of a three-head score of 26.3 seconds, Quaney walked away from the RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo as champion, and for the 27-year-old, it was a win he had to have.
“It’s exciting,” Quaney said. “It’s my first average win. I’ve won the year-end a couple times and was able to go to (the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo), but I knew I wouldn’t be able to win the year-end this year, so I knew I had to win the average. It’s really exciting, it worked out good.”
Following Quaney in the final tie-down roping scores were Tyler Milligan (26.5 seconds) and L.D. Meier (26.9 seconds), as the Cheney, Kan., cowboy’s $5,404 earned at the RPCFR was swayed in the blink of an eye. Quaney thought his 9.4-second, final-round score wouldn’t be strong enough to hold his eventual winning time.
“I didn’t have the ideal run on my third go,” Quaney explained. “I took a little longer than I was hoping to. It turned out that Tyler (Milligan) had a little trouble, he kind of fell down and got kicked, so I was able to get the win.”
Quaney, who was ranked 17th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA tie-down roping standings at the conclusion of the 2017 season, couldn’t pinpoint one reason as to how he crafted such an important win, but he did give credit to his cavalry.
“(Spook) really takes care of me,” Quaney said. “He’s probably the reason I was able to win the average over here. I’ve had him for about five years now and he’s just been solid.”
A veteran quarter horse, Spook has become a trustworthy asset for Quaney.
“He does the same thing every time,” Quaney said. “There’s no surprises with him. Same thing every time.”
Narrowly missing his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualification by approximately $8,000, Quaney believes that his recent season finish and claim as RPCFR champion are testaments to his maturity as a cowboy. Quaney is also pondering what a quality win will do for a 2018 season that now includes an invitation to Kissimmee, Fla.
“It really helps,” Quaney said. “I’ve had some bad winters in the past, and so when you’re able to rack up quite a bit here first, it really takes off some pressure.”
Other winners at the $181,425 rodeo were bareback rider Steven Dent (237 points on three head), steer wrestler Stockton Graves (13.6 seconds on three head), team ropers Jesse Stipes/Jake Smith (18.4 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Hardy Braden (244.5 points on three head), barrel racer Carley Richardson (47.67 seconds on three head), steer roper Dee Kyler Jr. (38.2 seconds on three head) and bull rider Guthrie Murray (222.5 points on three head).

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

David Maurice Hebbert, a lifelong rancher who worked for Cervi Championship Rodeo, passed away Oct. 16. He was 67. Hebbert was born July 18, 1950, in Alliance, Neb., to R.M. ‘Mose’ and Merla (Rex) Hebbert. He graduated from Hyannis High School in 1968 and attended junior college in North Platte before transferring to Casper (Wyo.) College where he graduated in 1971. While at Casper, he was a member of the rodeo team and also attended Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo on a rodeo scholarship. Online condolences may be sent to webmaster@drauckerfh.com or by signing the GuestBook at http://www.drauckerfh.comRoy Gene Reger, a PRCA Gold Card member, of Markleville, Ind., passed away Oct. 8 after a short battle with ALS. He was 74. Reger, known by many as “Ropin’ Roy Reger,” started his rodeo career after high school. Reger placed in some of history’s top rodeos, including splitting the tie-down roping event win at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo in 1978. He and Jeff Copenhaver tied for the average victory each clocking 32.7-second times on three head. Roy owned, trained and finished several great calf-roping horses over the years: “Booger,” “Trigger,” and many in between. He continued to train horses throughout his life. In later years, he became a PRCA Rodeo Judge, judging Great Lakes Circuit rodeos … James “Jim” Walker, a PRCA Gold Card member, team roper and PRCA judge, passed away on Sept. 24 in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. He was 76. Walker worked on ranches and feedlots, sold recreational vehicles, ran a milk route and supported his family by roping before taking a job as a Veterinary Liaison Specialist, selling cattle vaccine in eastern Colorado, Kansas and northern Oklahoma. He and his family moved to Dodge City, Kan., in 1976 where Walker was instrumental in the regeneration of Dodge City Days and was a regular face at Beef Empire Days.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I’m going to try and not make the NFR such a big deal. The NFR is every cowboy’s dream, but I think I’ve got so hyped up about it being the Finals and being so big that it has taken away from my bulldogging.
– Steer wrestler Ty Erickson told the ProRodeo Sports News about his mindset for the upcoming Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. Erickson will arrive in Las Vegas Dec. 7-16 as the season leader for the second year in a row. He finished seventh in the world standings last year.

6. Next Up

Oct. 26            RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo, Loveland, Colo., begins
Oct. 27            Appreciation For Industry ProRodeo, Winnie, Texas, begins

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Oct. 23, 2017
AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $214,131
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $201,916
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $163,152
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $133,977
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $134,707
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $183,927
TD: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $190,445
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $237,152
SR: Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $84,156


8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Oct. 23, 2017
 
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$214,131
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180,487
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
140,876
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
136,430
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
128,764
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
112,795
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
104,200
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
89,029
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,931
16
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
58,000
17
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
56,733
18
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
56,048
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,618
20
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
54,641
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$201,916
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
136,657
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
128,153
4
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
113,312
5
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
106,677
7
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
103,212
8
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
102,161
9
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
101,197
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
99,240
11
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
96,039
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
93,652
13
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
89,261
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
89,106
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
86,114
16
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
83,495
17
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
80,762
18
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
66,029
19
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
64,757
20
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
62,612
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$163,152
2
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
110,951
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
109,919
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
103,944
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
99,501
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
99,340
7
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
93,463
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
84,073
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
82,968
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
80,981
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
79,684
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
77,340
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
76,442
14
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
73,558
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
71,192
16
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
71,105
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
70,545
18
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
68,915
19
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
67,294
20
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
66,520
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$133,977
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
133,633
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
113,094
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
111,551
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
98,033
6
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
7
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
85,448
8
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
81,415
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
81,356
10
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
79,236
11
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
12
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
78,288
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
77,437
14
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
75,614
15
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
74,146
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
68,006
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
61,983
18
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
61,949
19
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,915
20
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
57,576
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$134,707
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
133,633
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
117,212
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
110,930
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
103,022
6
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
99,774
7
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
92,358
9
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
81,356
10
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
81,050
11
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
79,374
12
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
78,387
13
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
75,614
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
74,652
15
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
68,006
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
65,136
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
61,745
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
52,238
19
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
51,647
20
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,836
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$183,927
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
170,456
3
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
124,115
4
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
119,657
5
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
110,613
6
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
105,789
7
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
102,774
8
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
99,361
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
92,992
10
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
91,745
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
89,332
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
88,613
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
88,402
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
76,630
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
75,649
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
71,822
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
69,693
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
66,258
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
61,398
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
54,401
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$190,445
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
124,498
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
121,902
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
107,423
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
101,433
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
97,173
8
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
96,056
9
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
93,363
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
86,299
11
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
85,962
12
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
85,566
13
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
85,460
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
85,438
15
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
85,210
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
78,317
17
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
77,288
18
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
76,926
19
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
73,367
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
70,016
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
78,934
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
72,976
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
64,266
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
56,868
7
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
50,109
8
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
49,347
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
49,309
10
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
47,061
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
45,082
13
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
44,217
14
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
42,848
15
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
41,913
16
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
40,615
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
39,780
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
32,565
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
32,545
20
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
31,183
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$237,152
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
204,239
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
157,077
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
131,423
5
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
120,963
6
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
110,471
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
106,188
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
103,619
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
102,855
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
97,121
11
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
94,668
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
92,991
13
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
92,660
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
88,063
15
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
87,288
16
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
87,014
17
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
85,957
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
80,183
19
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
72,754
20
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
70,593
*2017 Barrel Racing (Oct. 23, 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
$250,378
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
185,952
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
130,537
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
120,806
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,163
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,758
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
98,707
8
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
97,023
9
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
96,454
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
92,930
11
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
91,362
12
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
86,020
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
83,338
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
78,181
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
76,294
16
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
74,363
17
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
72,876
18
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
72,692
19
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
68,759
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
64,894
9. 2018 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Oct. 23, 2017
All-around
1
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
$17,944
2
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
11,531
3
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,058
Bareback Riding
1
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
$18,028
2
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
12,353
3
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
9,544
4
Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.
8,692
5
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
8,510
6
Luke Creasy, Garland, Texas
8,001
7
Justin Pollmiller, Weatherford, Okla.
7,733
8
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
7,570
9
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
6,520
10
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
6,306
11
Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev.
6,040
12
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
5,364
13
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
5,192
14
Justin McDaniel, Parkfield, Calif.
5,004
15
Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La.
4,304
16
Blaine Kaufman, Pretty Prairie, Kan.
4,279
17
Troy Vaira, Richey, Mont.
4,276
18
Anthony Thomas, Palistine, Texas
3,978
19
Tucker Zingg, Glendive, Mont.
3,821
20
Cody Kiser, Carson City, Nev.
3,740
Steer Wrestling
1
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
$12,773
2
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
12,308
3
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
10,866
4
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
7,085
5
Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D.
6,860
6
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
6,840
7
Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla.
6,306
8
Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
5,883
9
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
5,517
10
Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.
5,499
11
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
5,262
12
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
4,821
13
Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.
4,720
14
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
4,365
15
Brady McFarren, Henryetta, Okla.
4,130
16
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
3,825
17
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
3,771
18
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
3,768
19
Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif.
3,473
20
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
3,435
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$14,461
2
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
13,115
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
8,036
4
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
7,494
5
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
7,055
6
Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz.
5,895
7
Brady Payne, Gilbert, Ariz.
5,442
8
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
5,256
9
Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn.
5,021
10
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
4,801
11
Cody Mora, San Miguel, Calif.
4,741
12
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
4,691
13
Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla.
4,298
14
Brett Christensen, Alva, Okla.
3,603
15
Michael Calmelat, Tucson, Ariz.
3,401
16
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
3,379
17
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
3,153
Casey Hicks, Sperry, Okla.
3,153
19
Trey Blackmore, Hillside, Ariz.
3,126
20
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
2,969
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
$15,142
2
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
14,461
3
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
8,177
4
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
7,285
5
Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif.
7,055
6
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
6,665
7
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
5,557
8
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
5,256
9
Joseph Shawnego, Oakdale, Calif.
5,118
10
Cody Hogan, Athens, Texas
5,021
11
Jade Nelson, Midland, S.D.
4,822
12
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
4,801
13
Bronc Boehnlein, Riverside, Calif.
4,691
14
Levi Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
4,384
15
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
4,347
16
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
3,689
17
Dawson McMaster, Madison, Kan.
3,603
Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
3,603
19
Braden Harmon, Mustang, Okla.
3,153
20
Brady Norman, Springer, Okla.
3,107
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
$14,463
2
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
13,226
3
Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.
12,428
4
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
10,644
5
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
8,294
6
Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
7,703
7
Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.
6,231
8
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
6,151
9
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
6,119
10
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
5,284
11
Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.
5,103
12
Ty Manke, Hermosa, S.D.
5,032
13
Nick LaDuke, Livermore, Calif.
4,905
14
Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.
4,628
15
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
4,348
16
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
4,172
17
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
4,041
18
Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev.
3,803
19
Dylan Henson, Bloomfield, N.M.
3,735
20
Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
3,715
Tie-down Roping
1
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
$16,785
2
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
14,264
3
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
6,378
4
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
5,901
5
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
5,721
6
Jess Woodward, Dupree, S.D.
5,032
7
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
4,863
8
Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas
4,737
9
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
4,729
10
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
4,515
11
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
4,367
12
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
4,337
13
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
4,328
14
L.D. Meier, Texhoma, Okla.
4,054
15
Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.
3,951
16
Wes Lockard, Atascadero, Calif.
3,939
17
Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas
3,868
18
Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La.
3,443
19
Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallowater, Texas
3,401
20
Trey Young, Dupree, S.D.
3,145
Steer Roping
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$9,551
2
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
8,403
3
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
5,797
4
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
5,610
5
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
5,522
6
Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla.
5,076
7
John E. Bland, Turkey, Texas
4,586
8
Kelton McMillen, Paden, Okla.
4,404
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
4,250
10
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
4,230
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
4,193
12
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
4,006
13
Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas
3,941
14
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
3,488
15
Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, Mont.
3,426
16
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
3,411
17
J.R. Olson, Whitewood, S.D.
3,106
18
Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
2,991
19
Shorty Garten, Pawhuska, Okla.
2,749
20
Ora Taton, Rapid City, S.D.
2,484
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$21,530
2
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
18,152
3
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
12,806
4
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
12,549
5
Joseph Vazquez, Alamogordo, N.M.
8,882
6
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
8,059
7
Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D.
7,827
8
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
7,807
9
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
7,779
10
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
6,838
11
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
6,119
12
Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D.
6,010
13
Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.
5,926
14
Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.
5,557
15
Beau Nordahl, Bozeman, Mont.
5,197
16
Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif.
5,064
17
Michael Hough, Nuevo, Calif.
4,919
18
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
4,778
19
Jeston Mead, Holcomb, Kan.
4,738
20
Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.
4,540
2018 Barrel Racing (Oct. 23, 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
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
$14,960
2
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
13,984
3
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
10,879
4
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
10,746
5
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
8,326
6
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
7,709
7
Kristen Spratt, Huntsville, Texas
7,617
8
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
7,357
9
Alex Lang, Harper, Texas
7,316
10
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
7,156
11
Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.
6,773
12
Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.
6,557
13
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
5,572
14
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
5,412
15
Sami Jo Morisoli, Paso Robles, Calif.
5,321
16
Nicole Riggle, Scottsdale, Ariz.
5,294
17
Kristi Steffes, Vale, S.D.
4,822
18
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
4,681
19
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
4,352
20
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
4,193
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Oct. 12, 2017

Kyle Whitaker captures ninth Linderman award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Twenty years ago, Kyle Whitaker won his first Linderman Award, a decoration bestowed upon select cowboys that win at least $1,000 in a minimum of three events, where two of three must include one roughstock and timed event.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Chip, a four-time recipient of the Linderman Award, Whitaker understands the magnitude of its legacy, as he now accepts his ninth career victory of the multi-event achievement.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to win ever since I was a little kid going to rodeos with my dad,” Whitaker said. “I always grew up knowing about it. That probably makes it more special to me than most of the guys that go. A lot of people don’t really know about it. I know the history of the award and respect it a lot.”
The Linderman Award, named after ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Bill Linderman, is intended to recognize cowboys capable and willing to perform at both ends of the arena. In total, Linderman’s career ended with six world championships to his name, including two in the all-around (1950, 1953) and saddle bronc riding (1945, 1950) as well as claiming world titles in bareback riding (1943) and steer wrestling (1950).
Given the rigors of rodeo, even the spryest of cowboys are challenged to work multiple events. At the age of 41, Whitaker says it’s a matter of simply giving what he has.
He earned the majority of his money – $51,233 – in steer wrestling, while also collecting $9,666 in tie-down roping and $3,740 in saddle bronc riding.
“A lot of it is I just keep doing it,” Whitaker said. “I don’t get rusty. I just keep going. I haven’t taken a lot of time off to where I may lose some of my edge. Just stay in shape, and you have to keep the will to win at both ends.”
Despite his veteran age and the try on his body, Whitaker still has plans to rodeo this winter. Whenever the end to his career arises, and however it may finish, Whitaker will have no qualms with the time he’s spent in the sport he’s known for all his years.
“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of,” Whitaker said. “I remember when I won it the first time, nobody else had qualified and nobody had won it the year before. I thought well, I’d win it 10 times easy. And then here, to win it the ninth time 20 years later, it’s like man, that’s a lot of hard work and it takes a lot of perseverance to stick with it that long.
“It means a heck of a lot more now than it did when I was a 21-year-old kid.”

2. Morman wins Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

MINOT, N.D. – Steer wrestler Cameron Morman keeps getting better. By winning the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo on Oct. 8, this 24-year-old bulldogger is off to a solid start in the 2018 season as he seeks his first qualification for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
Morman was off to a running start by winning the first round of the RBCFR with a 4.2-second run.
“I just backed into the box and got the start I wanted,” Morman said.
By placing fourth in the second round with a 4.4, he went on to win the average with 18.3 seconds on four head – good for a grand total of $5,451. This win also means Morman’s set for his second appearance at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., April 5-8.
“You can win a lot of money there; and this counts toward next year’s world standings and that’s a good jump on next year,” Morman said. “I was there (the RNCFR) in 2015 and it would be good to get back. There’s a lot of money up for grabs there and it’s a big opportunity.”
Morman’s win at the RBCFR was worth nearly as much as his entire season earnings in 2016, when he was 171st with $5,853. Previously, the bulldogger from Glen Ullin, N.D., was 122nd in 2015 with $8,433, and was 136th in 2014 with $7,738.
Morman took the bull by the horns in 2017, finishing the regular season 34th with $45,159 and was ranked second in the Badlands Circuit standings with $11,166. His massive improvement in the 2017 season was thanks in part to winning four rodeos: the PRCA Championship Rodeo in Bismarck, N.D., on Feb. 4; the Bell County PRCA Rodeo in Belton, Texas, on Feb. 11; the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo in Glasgow, Mont., on Aug. 2; and the Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland, Mo., on Aug. 26.
“A win is a win, it’s always good and there’s no such thing as a bad win,” Morman said, adding that he’s aiming for the 2018 WNFR. “This past year is the first I went and rodeoed all year, I used to just go to circuit rodeos.”
Morman got a taste of Las Vegas while in Minot, N.D., by riding a WNFR horse along with Chason Floyd and Jake Rinehart, who are ranked first and third in the Badlands Circuit. The trio all rode Rinehart’s 12-year-old buckskin gelding, Rio. Rinehart is a three-time competitor at the WNFR (2007, 2009 and 2011), and Rio was with him in Las Vegas.
“He’s super calm, easy to score on and has a great pattern,” Morman said. “He’s everything you want in a bulldogging horse.”
In addition to using the same horse, the three bulldoggers all had the same hazer – Billy Boldon.
“He did a great job,” Morman said.
Morman was already planning to hit the rodeo road hard for the 2018 season, so winning the RBCFR gave him a good jump start to the new season.
“I leave Tuesday for the All American Finals in Waco, Texas, and hopefully I can keep the ball rolling,” Morman said.
Other winners at the $193,576 rodeo were bareback rider Ty Breuer (324 points on four head), team ropers Logan Olson/Matt Kasner (22.4 seconds on four head), saddle bronc rider JJ Elshere (321.5 points on four head), tie-down roper Paul David Tierney (36.9 seconds on four head), barrel racer Nikki Hansen (55.09 seconds on four runs) and bull rider Jeff Bertus (207 points on three head).

3. Vazquez dominates at Turquoise Circuit Finals

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – Heading into the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, bull rider Joseph Vazquez simply wanted to cover a bull and see where the momentum carried him. Vazquez not only found what he craved, but he’s still digesting the biggest win of his young rodeo career.
With a two-head score of 169.5 points, Vazquez was the only bull rider at the Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo to make two qualified rides. With two round wins and ground money included, Vazquez was the recipient of $8,882.
“It’s really exciting,” said Vazquez, 28. “It’s been three years coming. This third year it finally happened, so that’s really cool.”
No cowboy rode to the whistle in the first round of the Turquoise Circuit Finals, enabling Vazquez to take advantage of the opening. Drawing Honeycutt Rodeo’s Crop Hopper in the second round, Vazquez topped the bull for a weekend-best 88 points, followed by a clinching ride of 81.5 points atop Salt River Rodeo’s Rio’s Jagged Edge in the Oct. 7 final performance.
“I wanted to win some rounds,” Vazquez explained. “I wanted to stay on at least one bull. That first bull I got on, I lost my rope at right about seven seconds, and I was just fired up for the rest of the weekend. In round three, everybody fell off and I was the last guy out, and I told myself I was gonna ride him just because I’d already won it.
“I went two-for-three and that’s a pretty cool deal.”
More than doubling his circuit total for the 2017 season at the Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, Vazquez says he’ll be able to put some money away for his daughter, Ellie, and provide some financial security for his family.
“What this money did was kind of give me a cushion and allow me to put some money back in case something were to happen to me,” he said. “If any emergency were to come up, I have some money put back and can make sure she’s well taken care of. On my side of the family, we’re all happy, happy, happy over here.”
Vazquez’s bull riding career began at 18 years old, and according to the Alamogordo, N.M., native, his game is mostly self-taught. Now, with admittance to next year’s RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, April 5-8, Vazquez hopes to see how far his natural bull riding skills can take him in Kissimmee, Fla.
“Just qualifying for the circuit finals was a big deal for me,” he said. “You know how goals progress, you get somewhere and you look higher. I’m on a path.
“Pretty much the metaphor for rodeo, for me, is the metaphor for life. The more you give it, the more it will give you back.”
Other winners at the $179,087 rodeo were bareback rider Kyle Charley (237.5 points on three head), steer wrestler Jace Melvin (15.7 seconds on three head), team ropers Brady Payne/Junior Zambrano II (22.5 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Leon Fountain (237 points on three head), tie-down roper Seth Hall (28.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Lori Todd (46.08 seconds on three runs), and steer roper Corey Ross (27.2 seconds on two head).

4. PRCA/Resistol Rookies of the Year crowned

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2017 PRCA/Resistol Rookies of the Year have been settled, with Nelson Wyatt leading the way as the all-around champion.
“It’s definitely an honor and I started out the year heading and to win all-around too is definitely a bonus,” Wyatt said. “It’s always been a goal of mine to win the Rookie of the Year. I set out this year with that as my main goal and to achieve that goal means a lot.”
All-around and team roping header
Nelson Wyatt
Clanton, Ala.
Bareback riding
Tanner Phipps
Dalton, Ga.
Steer wrestling
Jesse Brown
Baker City, Ore.
Team roping heeler
Cody Hogan
Athens, Texas
Saddle bronc riding
Shade Etbauer
Goodwell, Okla.
Tie-down roping
Tyler Milligan
Pawhuska, Okla.
Steer roping
Kelton McMillen
Paden, Okla.
Bull riding
Boudreaux Campbell
Crockett, Texas
For complete Rooke of the Year coverage, check out the Oct. 27 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the All American ProRodeo Finals Oct. 12-14, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT) each day … The PRCA has announced a partnership with 5050 Central, a company which specializes in electronic real-time digital raffle systems. The Canadian-based company has already worked with PRCA rodeos in the past, including the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, Reno (Nev.) Rodeo & Xtreme Bulls, Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede and Williams Lake (B.C.) Stampede. “We are pleased to partner with 5050 Central to bring the rodeo tradition of the 5050 raffle into the age of technology,” PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman said. “This company offers a streamlined way for our rodeo committees to conduct 5050 raffles, and allows those committees to generate revenue that goes back into the community and to various charitable organizations. No matter who wins the raffle, the big winner is the rodeo community.” Jason Little, VP of Business Development of Gaming Nation, said the following: “We know our raffle fundraising technology will be a great new asset to PRCA events – creating a new means of excitement for fans, while also acting as an incredible fundraising vehicle for the organizing committee and its partnered charity.” …Ernie Gipson, who qualified for the 1979 National Finals Steer Roping event and finished 10th in the final world standings, passed away Oct. 6 in John Day, Ore. He was 61. Gipson became a PRCA member in 1973. In 1979, at age 23, Gipson qualified for the NFSR in grand style. He finished tied for second at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, tying ProRodeo Hall of Famer Phil Lyne, thanks to winning more than $4,860. He also team roped and he credited his father and former PRCA competitor Tom Gipson as the biggest influence on his rodeo career … For much of this year, the staff of Pete Carr Pro Rodeo has been raising money for the Cowboys Who Care Foundation. Carr not only plans to continue his giving mission at every rodeo that features the firm, but he also will open the opportunity for everyone to help by selling the popular Pete Carr Pro Rodeo hats, made by Resistol, on the company’s website, www.PeteCarrProRodeo.com. “We are going to take the proceeds from those online hat sales through the end of the year and donate them to Cowboys Who Care,” said Carr, who also serves on the foundation’s board. “We believe in this organization, so I wanted to find as many avenues as possible to continue giving.”Cowboys Who Care was founded by comedian cowboy Bill Martin and his wife, Michele. “The hat means honor, bravery and kindness,” Martin said. “Our sole mission is financial support, smiles and free cowboy hats for boys and girls who have cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.”
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “Shane rides great. It was hard to get the win against him. He’s a good rider and a good guy.
– Bareback rider Ty Breuer told the Minot (N.D.) Daily News about edging Shane O’Connell by two points to win the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo Oct. 8.

6. Next Up

Oct. 10            All American ProRodeo Finals, Waco, Texas, continues
Oct. 12            Austin Co. Fair & Rodeo, Bellville, Texas, begins
Oct. 12            Rusk County PRCA Rodeo, Henderson, Texas, begins
Oct. 12            Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Seguin, Texas, begins
Oct. 13            ProRodeo Oklahoma, Chickasha, begins
Oct. 13            Indiantown (Fla.) Rodeo begins
Oct. 13            Grand National Rodeo, San Francisco, Calif., begins
Oct. 13            RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo, Lancaster, Calif., begins
Oct. 14            Willowdale ProRodeo, Toughkenamon, Pa.

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Oct. 9, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$214,131
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$201,916
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$163,152
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$133,977
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$134,707
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$184,052
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$190,445
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$237,152
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156


8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Oct. 9, 2017
 
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$214,131
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180,487
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
140,876
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
136,430
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
128,764
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
112,795
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
104,200
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
89,029
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,931
16
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
58,000
17
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
56,733
18
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
56,048
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,618
20
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
54,641
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$201,916
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
136,657
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
128,153
4
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
113,312
5
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
106,677
7
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
103,212
8
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
102,161
9
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
101,197
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
99,240
11
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
96,039
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
93,652
13
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
89,261
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
89,106
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
86,114
16
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
83,495
17
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
80,762
18
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
66,029
19
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
64,757
20
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
62,612
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$163,152
2
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
110,951
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
109,919
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
103,944
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
99,501
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
99,340
7
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
93,463
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
84,073
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
82,968
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
80,981
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
79,684
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
77,340
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
76,442
14
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
73,558
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
71,192
16
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
71,105
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
70,545
18
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
68,915
19
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
67,294
20
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
66,520
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$133,977
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
133,633
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
113,094
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
111,551
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
98,033
6
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
7
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
85,448
8
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
81,415
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
81,356
10
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
79,236
11
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
12
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
78,288
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
77,437
14
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
75,614
15
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
74,146
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
68,006
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
61,983
18
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
61,949
19
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,915
20
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
57,576
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$134,707
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
133,633
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
117,212
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
110,930
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
103,022
6
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
99,774
7
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
92,358
9
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
81,356
10
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
81,050
11
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
79,374
12
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
78,387
13
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
75,614
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
74,652
15
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
68,006
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
65,136
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
61,745
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
52,238
19
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
51,647
20
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,836
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$184,052
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
170,456
3
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
124,115
4
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
119,657
5
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
110,613
6
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
105,789
7
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
102,774
8
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
99,361
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
92,992
10
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
91,745
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
89,332
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
88,613
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
88,402
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
76,630
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
75,649
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
71,822
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
69,693
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
66,258
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
61,398
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
54,401
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$190,445
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
124,498
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
121,902
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
107,423
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
101,433
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
97,173
8
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
96,056
9
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
93,363
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
86,299
11
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
85,962
12
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
85,566
13
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
85,460
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
85,438
15
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
85,210
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
78,317
17
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
77,288
18
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
76,926
19
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
73,367
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
70,016
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
78,934
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
72,976
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
64,266
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
56,868
7
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
50,109
8
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
49,347
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
49,309
10
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
47,061
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
45,082
13
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
44,217
14
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
42,848
15
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
41,913
16
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
40,615
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
39,780
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
32,565
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
32,545
20
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
31,183
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$237,152
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
204,239
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
157,077
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
131,423
5
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
120,963
6
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
110,471
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
106,188
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
103,619
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
102,855
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
97,121
11
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
94,668
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
92,991
13
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
92,660
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
88,063
15
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
87,288
16
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
87,014
17
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
85,957
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
80,183
19
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
72,754
20
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
70,593
*2017 Barrel Racing (Oct. 9, 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
$250,378
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
185,952
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
130,537
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
120,806
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,163
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,758
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
98,707
8
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
97,023
9
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
96,454
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
92,930
11
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
91,362
12
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
86,020
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
83,338
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
78,181
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
76,294
16
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
74,363
17
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
72,876
18
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
72,692
19
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
68,759
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
64,894

9. 2018 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Oct. 9, 2017
All-around
1
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
$11,531
Bareback Riding
1
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
$8,510
2
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
7,294
3
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
6,520
4
Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev.
4,999
5
Luke Creasy, Garland, Texas
4,347
6
Justin McDaniel, Parkfield, Calif.
3,832
7
Joe Gunderson, Gettysburg, S.D.
3,647
8
Shon Gibson, Taylor, Ariz.
3,260
9
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
2,507
10
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France,
1,696
Steer Wrestling
1
Cameron Morman, Glenullin, N.D.
$5,451
2
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
4,822
3
Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D.
4,081
4
Beau Franzen, Sidney, Mont.
3,984
5
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
3,459
6
Dean McIntyre, Cloncurry, Australia
3,401
7
Trevor Duhon, Phoenix, Ariz.
2,948
8
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
2,726
9
Damian Padilla, Rio Rico, Ariz.
2,721
10
Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.
2,516
Team Roping (header)
1
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
$8,177
2
Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz.
5,895
3
Brady Payne, Gilbert, Ariz.
5,442
4
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
4,822
5
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
4,347
6
Michael Calmelat, Tucson, Ariz.
3,401
7
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
2,936
8
Jason Thorstenson, Rapid City, S.D.
2,935
9
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
2,574
10
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
2,516
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
$8,177
2
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
5,895
3
Jade Nelson, Midland, S.D.
4,822
4
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
4,347
5
Lane Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz.
3,401
6
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
2,936
7
J.D. Gerard, Kennebec, S.D.
2,935
8
Wesley Johnson, Log Cabin, La.
2,634
9
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
2,574
10
Paul Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D.
2,516
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
$7,548
2
Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.
6,371
3
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
6,152
4
Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.
5,870
5
Ty Manke, Hermosa, S.D.
5,032
6
Dylan Henson, Bloomfield, N.M.
3,735
7
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
3,272
8
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
2,391
9
Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.
2,132
10
Shorty Garrett, Eagle Butte, S.D.
2,097
Tie-down Roping
1
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
$6,709
2
Jess Woodward, Dupree, S.D.
5,032
3
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
4,988
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
4,661
5
Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallowater, Texas
3,401
6
Trey Young, Dupree, S.D.
3,145
7
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
2,948
8
Cole Hatzenbuehler, Solen, N.D.
2,935
9
Clay Long, Springtown, Texas
2,551
10
Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.
2,267
Steer Roping
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
8,713
2
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
4,729
3
Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas
3,941
4
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
3,411
5
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
3,116
6
Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.
2,955
7
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
2,509
8
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
2,128
9
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
1,773
10
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
1,680
Bull Riding
1
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
$14,698
2
Joseph Vazquez, Alamogordo, N.M.
8,882
3
Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D.
7,827
4
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
6,119
5
Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D.
6,010
6
Taylor Miller, Faith, S.D.
3,844
7
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
3,331
8
Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas
2,893
9
Mickey Andrews, Weatherford, Okla.
2,867
10
Tyler Viers, Comstock, Neb.
2,656
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☛ Gaughan named ProRodeo Legend 9-26–17

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Gaughan named 2017 ProRodeo Legend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Famer Michael Gaughan, who was inducted as a rodeo notable in 2007, is the 2017 ProRodeo Legend who will be honored at the 10th annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala on Dec. 4 at the South Point Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.
“This is a very, very nice honor to receive,” said Gaughan, 74.
The Gala, which benefits the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, begins at 6 p.m. (PT).
Gaughan played a key role in bringing the National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas in 1985 and in 1988, thanks to the late Benny Binion, also a ProRodeo Hall of Famer, he became involved with Las Vegas Events and the Wrangler NFR Committee.
“Michael has always been a big supporter of the PRCA and professional rodeo,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “Although we have had some tough negotiations throughout the years, Michael has always been a friend of our sport. He was a major factor in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo moving to Las Vegas, and has provided us endless hospitality at the South Point over the years.”
Gaughan also is a long-time sponsor, first locally, and then nationally, of the NFR and the PRCA.
“I enjoy rodeo and cowboys,” said Gaughan, who has lived in Las Vegas since 1952. “I’ve only missed seven performances at the NFR since it has been in Las Vegas since 1985.”
In 2007, Gaughan became a national sponsor for the PRCA with his South Point Hotel and Casino. The South Point Hotel and Casino opened in December 2005, and was followed by the equestrian center in the spring of 2006.
The South Point also has hosted the PRCA National Convention since 2006. The South Point is also a sponsor/supporter of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and its events and Gaughan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hall of Fame.
“The NFR has been great for the city, and the city has been great for the rodeo,” Gaughan said. “Having the NFR in Las Vegas has really changed the month of December in Las Vegas. December used to be a slow month here, and now December is always my best month every year. Hosting the PRCA National Convention is also very, very good for business. I went after the convention and people seem to like it here the best.”
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