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☛ Where have I been lately? HOT news! 7-18-17

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

FROM THE EDITOR

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 19, 2017

I have had several individuals question whether or not I am continuing with my website www.allaboutcutting.com, as lately my news has been rather scarce and for that I am sorry.

My answer is “Yes,” I am continuing with my website; however, lately I have had several distractions which have cut back on my time to write articles. These include the following:

1) I was in the process of selling my horse operation since my husband passed away 9 years ago and I am unable to physically and financially keep this facility going. I recently solved that problem as I have sold my Boyd facility and purchased a much smaller place in Grandview, Texas. I will be moving the end of August but in the meantime I have to pack over 30 years of possessions and memorabilia.

2) Many of you old timers may remember Lee Dale, who created the pedigrees for sale catalogs, including the NCHA sales. Some 20 years ago she had a stroke and has been paralyzed on one side of her body and bedridden in nursing facilities ever since. Over the years all of her relatives have passed away and just before her sister died, I  agreed to take on her medical power of attorney. However, lately, Lee has gone downhill and though she has been in a nursing home for years, during the last few weeks she has been in the Wise Regional Hospital in ICU and currently is in Hospice at Senior Care in Decatur. Her mind is still pretty good and she remembers all you old-time cutters and all the stories that go with them!!!

3) On July 4, fireworks were going off in the middle of the highway in front of my place. The one horse I have left, Cougarand, a 31-year-old champagne son of Peppy San Badger out of a daughter of Doc Bar, is used to highway noises and even fireworks, but one must have come into his pasture and probably even hit him, which in the dark sent him into a pipe fence covered with wire where he fell with a leg getting stuck under the sucker rod at the bottom of the wire. I found him there the next morning and got him up; however, he had obviously injured the hind leg that was under the fence and was lame.

Even though I haven’t had a need to call a vet for some time, I called three different vets in the area – only one called me back; however, he didn’t show up. After doctoring Cougarand myself for a couple of weeks, I remembered my old friend and miracle worker – an equine kinesiologist and chiropractor named Laird Burke. He came and looked at Cougar and couldn’t believe what good shape he was in at 31 years of age – but most of all, he was surprised he hadn’t died lying under that fence all night.

After working on him for about 20 minutes, he said, Turn him loose and he will be just fine tomorrow.”Today is tomorrow – and like Laird promised – Cougarand is just fine, walking normal! In fact, when Laird got done working on him, I took his halter off. He usually runs off when he discovers he is loose; however, this time he followed me until I got out the gate. I guess he thought I had fixed his pain!

Laird has been a friend of Bob and me for many years and has “fixed” many horses that have had accidents or in some way had disturbed their skeletal frame or muscles. We had a baby colt one time who missed the gate when the horses, including his mother, headed out to the pasture. The colt jumped the fence and landed on his back. When he got up, he could walk, but it was like a car with a bent frame – he would walk toward you but he looked like he was actually going another way. We took him to vets and they said there was nothing they could do. About 3 months later, Laird came and stayed with us and he suggested we put the colt in the barn while he worked on him several times over the following week. His magic worked and the colt was soon walking normal and remained that way as long as we owned him. I became a lifetime fan!

Bob and I  met Laird years ago when he was working with and helping horses performing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. He eventually came and stayed with us for several months when he suddenly found himself with a lot of business in Texas, and he and his lovely wife Brenda soon moved to North Texas and have been helping horses over the past few years all over the country at major shows and ranches.

So that’s are my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m sure that in the short term, I will not be posting as often as I did before for awhile as I have this huge move in front of me. I have lived here for 38 years and imagine the “stuff” I have accumulated. They include Quarter Horse Journals back to the 1970s – that I am trying to give away to someone who would like to study the history of the wonderful Quarter Horse.

THE LATEST NEWS:

The latest news came from an e-mail last night wondering if I would like to expose wrong doing at the highest level in the cutting industry. The person said, “There is a Red Hot current situation about a well-known horse owner shooting a tied-up unruly stallion multiple times with a BB pistol at a horse show in Whitesboro, Texas, Saturday, July 8, with witnesses, one of which took a video.”  They felt someone needed to pursue this in order to hold the NCHA accountable with their highly advertised zero tolerance “horse-cruelty” policy.

The caller said Russell McCord from the NCHA was called and told what was going on. He told the caller to do whatever it took to stop it and make the person shooting the horse leave, which he did.

I’m looking for someone who was there and watched the incident so I can report more about it. If you know such a person who is willing to talk with me, my phone no. is 940-433-5232 or cell 940-393-1865. I need to know who the person calling is but I do not have to give their name in my article – however, I would like for them to confirm the name of the perpetrator. I’m waiting by my phone(s).

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 7-17-17

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
July 17, 207

Ty Breuer wins Sheridan WYO Rodeo 

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Black Tie was a bareback horse Ty Breuer wanted to ride.

When he was given the chance, Breuer didn’t waste his opportunity.

The Mandan, N.D., cowboy had an 88-point trip on the horse to capture the victory at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo (July 12-15).

“I had seen that horse quite a bit and I always wanted to get on it because it was a real nice horse of Sankey’s,” Breuer said. “Every time I saw that horse, it was outstanding and I was tickled pink to have him and he had a good day and I had a good day.”

This was the first time Breuer won at Sheridan, and he earned $5,273 for his performance at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

“I was trying to remember the last time I even did good there,” said Breuer, 27. “It’s a cool rodeo and winning that money is a good boost because I had a pretty dry Fourth of July run; so, this will really help out.”

Breuer, who was in 16th place in the July 11 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $45,734, bumped up to 12th in the July 17 standings with $51,007.

“I just need to take one horse at a time and keep riding as best as I can and see what happens,” Breuer said.

Breuer has been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER twice – 2013 and 2016. He finished 14th in the final world standings last year with a career-best $114,330 in earnings.

“Part of getting back to the NFR is being mentally strong,” Breuer said. “There are so many good bareback riders wherever you go. I take things as every time you get on a horse it is another chance to help you get to the NFR, so you don’t want to waste it. Vegas is why we rodeo all year long, to make it there. It’s pretty cool to make it there and have an opportunity to win all that money.”

Breuer, who travels with Tanner Aus and his brother Casey Breuer, 24, wouldn’t change a thing about his career plight.

“This is cool and everything I ever wanted,” Ty said. “When I was a little kid, I dreamed about rodeoing at this level. Being on the road all the time with my brother and Tanner also is a lot of fun.”

Other winners at the $258,822 rodeo were all-around cowboy Jason Evans ($4,238 in team roping and steer roping), steer wrestler Blaine Jones (9.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Erich Rogers/Cory Petska (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy (85.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Shining Mountain), tie-down roper Landyn Duncan (18.4 seconds on two head), barrel racer Ivy Hurst (17.16 seconds), steer roper Chet Herren (47.9 seconds on four head), and bull rider Guthrie Murray (87.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Delco).   

  • Three under 30: The top scores in each of the three roughstock events for the 2017 regular season were all made in towns with populations of less than 30,000 people. The new leader among bull ride scores was made by Gumby Wren, who bested Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s Ralco’s Centrifuge for the first 92-point ride of the regular season in Wapello, Iowa (population 2,037); the leading saddle bronc riding score was by Wade Sundell on Dakota Rodeo’s Chirrikawa in Mandan, N.D. (20,820); and the leading bareback riding score was made by Tim O’Connell on Korkow Rodeo’s Onion Ring in Garden City, Kan. (27,004).
  • Bull rider Will Crain finished second in the bull riding in Wapello with a 91-point ride on JC Kitaif’s Chester’s Flowers, which tied him for the third-best ride of the season. The Wapello PRCA Rodeo is produced entirely by the Wapello (Iowa) High School chapter of Future Farmers of America.
  • Team ropers Cory Clark/Coleby Payne won the second round at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo July 15 with a 3.8-second time, which tied for the fourth-fastest time of the 2017 season. Clark and Payne earned $2,366 for winning the round.

2. Colton Miller notches saddle bronc win at Casper

CASPER, Wyo. – Saddle bronc rider Colton Miller is a resident of the Cowboy State, and he was certainly in a cowboy state of mind this week at the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo.

With a two-head average of 166.5 points, Miller clinched the victory with a short round ride of 84.5 points. Miller’s average total scored just north of two-time World Champion Taos Muncy, who closed with a two-head sum of 163.

Combining his two rides, as well as the average crown, Miller was on the receiving end of $5,030 come Saturday night.

“I drew pretty good,” Miller said. “My first horse was a Big Rafter horse called Who Knows, and I didn’t know much about him but I had heard a lot of good things, and he was really good.”

Miller’s 82-point ride atop Who Knows secured him a place in Saturday night’s final round, where the 24-year-old cowboy saved his best, against the best. Squared off with Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Lunatic Street, the offspring of noted bucking horse Lunatic Fringe, Miller managed to beat the eight-second clock and mark a winning 84.5-point concluding ride, securing the win.

“(Lunatic Street) was really good, and felt really good,” Miller explained.

A resident of Lance Creek, Wyo., Miller’s drive to Casper covered roughly 100 miles down Interstate-25, and naturally, the Mountain Circuit cowboy wasn’t shy in soaking up the emotions that come with winning a close-to-home rodeo.

“It feels pretty good to do well in front of the home state crowd,” Miller said. Chuckling, he added, “I’m guessing I had some fans up there.”

He certainly had fans in the stands of the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, as the short trip to Casper meant that Miller was able to share the thrill with members of his family.

“My grandpa and grandma had come up to watch me in the long round and in the short round,” Miller said.

Despite an “up-and-down” start to his 2017 season, Miller believes that his Casper win is the start to a late-year rally.

“Maybe it’ll help me get my name out there a little more,” Miller noted. “I didn’t have any circuit money won until now, and I hadn’t been to too many circuit rodeos, so this will help with that.”

Other winners at the $239,118 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($1,747 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider David Peebles (168 points on two head), steer wrestlers Cole McNamee and Tom Lewis (7.8 seconds on two head each), team ropers Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter (10.5 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Scott Kormos (15.6 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (34.56 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Boudreaux Campbell (175 points on two head).

3. 2017 PRCA Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nominations are being sought for the PRCA Donita Barnes Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to recognize PRCA members who have dedicated their lives to the rodeo industry for their commitment, work and contributions. Any active member (or active life member) of the PRCA may nominate eligible contract personnel members for the award.

Nominees must have been a PRCA member for a minimum of 15 years, and may not have won a yearly contract personnel award within 15 years of the date of nomination (life members may be nominated even if they are not actively renewed). Nomination letters of 500 words or less can be mailed to the PRCA, 101 ProRodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80919 or e-mailed to bsorenson@prorodeo.com between now and Aug. 1.

All nominations will be reviewed by an external selection panel. The top five nominees will be voted on by any contract personnel members who have participated in at least one rodeo within that rodeo year.

For more information, contact Brandy Sorenson at the PRCA National Headquarters, 719.593.8840.

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream California Rodeo Salinas at 1 p.m. (PT), July 22 and 1 p.m., July 23 … According to the June edition of Australia’s Rodeo News (page 21), former PRCA member Australian native David Worsfold broke the APRA bareback riding record with a score of 91 points at the Nebo Rodeo in May on Gill Brothers’ Little Egypt. He is the reigning APRA bareback riding champion (2015-16) … Dantan Bertsch was recently named assistant rodeo coach at Casper (Wyo.) College. A 2015 graduate of Casper College, Bertsch earned an associate of science degree in agri-business and rodeoed for three seasons under Tom Parker. “My time at Casper College was the best three years of my life,” Bertsch said. During his time as a Thunderbird, he competed in both saddle bronc riding and bareback riding his first two years and bareback riding his final year. Concentrating on one event proved to be a wise choice, as Bertsch was the 2015 Casper College High Point Champion, the 2015 Central Rocky Mountain Region Bareback Riding Champion and a 2015 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Finals qualifier. Bertsch will join Casper head coach Jhett Johnson and the team next month … Fans at the Aug. 3 performance of Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg this year are asked to wear pink to show awareness and recognition of cancer. For every fan wearing pink to that night of the rodeo, the Phillipsburg Rodeo Association will donate $1 to cancer research and local cancer patients, and voluntary donations will be collected that night … Tickets are available online for the 32nd Annual Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills (Calif.) Expo Center, Sept. 23-24. Joining the event this year are members of the Veterans Benefit Team Roping Foundation. Those who have served the country will be in the ring for roping events to entertain and to celebrate the contributions made by men and women of the armed forces. The Gabriel Foundation, the rodeo producer, has helped thousands of young people in the East San Gabriel Valley who are mentally challenged, physically handicapped or come from disadvantaged or abusive homes. Since its inception in 1985, the Gabriel Foundation has contributed more than $2.3 million to various charities helping these children in need. The Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, and more than $98,000 was donated last year with proceeds from the 2016 rodeo. Tickets may be purchased at www.industryhillsprorodeo.org … The 2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant is on tap in Woodward, July 19-22. The pageant will feature horsemanship competitions, speeches, fashion shows, a parade, and more. Events during the week all lead up to the coronation July 22 at the Woodward County Event Center. The pageant will feature 14 Oklahoma girls and young women competing for the titles of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Sweetheart. When the winners of each title are chosen during the coronation, they will enter the Lady in Waiting program. “This is the time they prepare you for your year as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma,” 2017 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Calli Newman said to the Woodward News. “You go out and find sponsors, take pictures, and they get to go watch the Miss Rodeo America pageant.” … The Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup, which takes place at the Grant County Fair, gets underway next month. The Grant County Fair is Aug. 15-19, while the Moses Lake Roundup is Aug. 17-19. The fair and the rodeo are teaming up again this year to offer a combo ticket. For $18, people age 10 and older will be allowed to attend all three nights of the rodeo and all four days of the fair, according to Tyler Brown, the treasurer of the Moses Lake Rodeo Association. For those 7-9 years old, combo tickets cost $6. Children under 6 are free, Brown said. Tickets are expected to go on sale at the Green Gate when the rodeo offices open to the public on July 25.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Being called ProRodeo Hall of Famer Mike Beers has a good ring to it. This is for real. You’re now one of those guys you looked up to.”

– Mike Beers, team roping heeler told the ProRodeo Sports News about his upcoming induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 5.

5. Next Up

July 18            Snake River Stampede, Nampa, Idaho, begins

July 19            Franklin County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Hampton, Iowa, begins

July 19            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR), begins

July 19            Eagle County (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo begins

July 19            Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days begins

July 19            Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo, Pretty Prairie, Kan., begins

July 19            Days of ’47 Cowboys Games and Rodeo, Salt Lake City, Utah, begins

July 19            Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo begins

July 20            Harrington (Del.) ProRodeo

July 20            Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo begins

July 20            Wahoo (Neb.) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 20            California Rodeo Salinas begins

July 21            Rice County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Faribault, Minn.

July 21            46th annual Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 21            Neshoba County Fair & Rodeo, Philadelphia, Miss., begins

July 21            Marias River Stampede, Shelby, Mont., begins

July 21            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 21            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 21            K Days Rodeo, Edmonton, Alberta, begins

July 22            Lake Luzerne (N.Y.) Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

July 22            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 22            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 22            Saline County Fair Rodeo, Crete, Neb., begins

July 22            Moose Mountain ProRodeo Series, Kennedy, Sask., begins

July 22            Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, Wrangler MDT Rodeo begins

July 22            Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo Rookie Saddle Bronc, permit section

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 17, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $86,888
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $86,888
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 17, 2017

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 93,067
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 74,366
5 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 73,272
6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 68,926
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 61,348
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 58,417
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 56,027
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 41,539
12 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 39,979
13 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 34,344
15 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 34,135
16 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
17 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 30,220
18 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,633
20 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 22,394
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 84,044
3 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 77,536
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,231
6 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 61,933
7 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 61,497
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 58,408
9 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 57,729
10 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
11 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 56,130
12 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 51,007
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 50,283
14 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,756
15 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 46,654
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 41,068
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 84,330
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 62,934
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 58,265
5 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 54,950
6 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 54,868
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,119
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 49,676
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 47,817
11 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 47,715
12 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 44,782
13 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 44,278
14 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
15 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 41,180
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 40,041
18 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $86,888
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 82,375
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 76,115
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 68,562
5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 68,528
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 62,865
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,724
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 48,845
10 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 47,369
11 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,770
12 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 34,779
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 34,775
14 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 34,235
15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 32,981
16 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
17 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 32,214
18 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 31,399
19 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 30,839
20 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 30,591
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $86,888
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $82,375
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 69,524
4 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 68,562
5 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 67,854
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 57,432
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,724
9 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 53,086
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 52,897
11 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
12 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 47,369
13 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,770
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 34,827
16 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
17 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 31,162
18 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 30,591
19 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 29,563
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 29,181
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 88,604
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 63,629
5 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 59,745
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,857
7 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 54,842
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 53,753
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 52,457
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 49,376
11 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 44,653
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,452
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 35,920
17 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 35,690
18 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 35,541
19 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 35,118
20 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 34,843
Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 83,958
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,471
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 74,001
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 62,723
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 54,841
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 53,475
11 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 52,537
12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 52,240
13 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 52,119
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 51,700
15 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 48,083
16 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 47,059
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 46,972
18 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 39,204
20 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 37,086
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 51,544
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 50,551
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 49,299
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 40,494
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,581
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 30,350
11 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
12 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 26,101
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 23,939
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 23,685
16 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,117
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,777
20 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 109,399
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 92,507
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 87,855
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 73,354
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 73,321
8 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 67,535
9 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
10 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 62,935
11 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 61,529
12 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 59,581
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 58,140
14 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 56,940
15 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 51,766
17 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 49,920
18 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,559
20 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 40,923

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 17, 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 $224,683
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 117,191
3 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 108,627
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 105,155
5 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 103,922
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 94,503
7 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 66,189
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 63,200
9 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 54,831
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 53,008
11 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 51,730
12 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 51,334
13 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 49,229
14 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 48,855
15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 48,408
16 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 47,352
17 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 46,537
18 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 45,575
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 43,323
20 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 41,881
8. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 17, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,037
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,961
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
18 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
19 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 7-13-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
July 13, 2017

 

ProRodeo Hall of Famer Winston Bruce passes 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Fame saddle bronc rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79.

Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965.

Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989, becoming the first Canadian competitor to receive that honor. He also was inducted in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1998.

“The world of rodeo is one of the greatest lives,” Bruce said in a 1988 article in the ProRodeo Sports News. “Doing what you like to do makes you good at what you’re doing.”

The native of Stettler, Alberta, developed a winning style through hours of practice, even in the snow. He summed up his formula for success as nerve, ability, coordination, balance and try.

Bruce also was the 1957-58 Canadian saddle bronc riding champion, and he won the saddle bronc riding title at Calgary (Alberta) and Cheyenne (Wyo.) in 1959.

Bruce, in rodeo circles, was sometimes referred to as “a homemade bronc rider.” This was in respectful reference to the fact he developed and perfected a wondrous and winning bronc riding style, under the direction of his father, Laurence, in home practice arenas.

The son of a stock contractor and bronc rider, Bruce grew up around cowboys and rodeos. In May 1965, he put on his first Winston Bruce Rodeo College, a roughstock riding school. In 1969, Bruce made the move from competing to working in rodeo. He was named assistant arena director of the Calgary Stampede, and in 1970, he became arena director.

From 1980 through 2002, he served as division manager for the rodeo, supervising the production of the Calgary Stampede and the rodeo stock breeding program.

 

 

2. Smidt is Cowboy Christmas top timed-event earner 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gifts were a plenty for tie-down roper Caleb Smidt during the 2017 Cowboy Christmas.

The 2015 world champion won $30,199 during the wild rodeo run.

“Man, things went really well for me,” Smidt said. “I think what really helped me is the horsepower I had.”

Smidt’s performance wasn’t far off of tie-down roper Shane Hanchey’s single-event, timed-event Cowboy Christmas record of $32,293 in earnings, which was set in 2016.

Smidt was able to stuff his Cowboy Christmas stockings by riding his bay horse, Pockets, who is 10, and Iron, 7. Iron is a sorrel horse who belongs to Walter Johnson and is ridden by Smidt and eight-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Justin Maass.

“I pretty much rode Pockets everywhere, and he was awesome,” Smidt said. “It was great to also have Iron because everywhere I rode him, he did his job. I drew good at the rodeos and I had a lot of chances to win and I took advantage at most of them.”

Smidt also rode Pockets at the 2015 WNFR, where he doubled up as the WNFR average winner and world champ.

Smidt’s largest earnings during the Cowboy Christmas run came at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, Cody (Wyo.) Stampede and the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz. He cashed in a $9,802 payday in Greeley – all in tie-down roping – and he also took all-around cowboy honors thanks to competing in team roping.

Smidt then earned $9,475 at Cody by splitting first place with Sterling Smith as each recorded 7.7-second times. He added another $6,274 at Prescott – $3,463 for winning the two-head average with an 18.1-second time – while aboard Iron.

 

Here are the final, unofficial Cowboy Christmas earnings after July 10. 

  • Top timed-event money finishers are as follows:
TIMED EVENTS
1. Caleb Smidt, TD $30,199
2. Kaleb Driggers, TR1 $26,540
Junior Nogueira, TR2 $26,540
4. Kyle Irwin, SW $24,504
5. Levi Simpson, TR1 $22,649
6. Tanner Milan, SW $22,555
7. Jeremy Buhler, TR2 $21,921
8. Riley Minor, TR1 $21,081
Brady Minor, TR2 $21,081
10. Clay Smith, TR1 $20,742
Paul Eaves, TR2 $20,742
12. Will Lummus, SW $20,235

 

 

3. Green is top Cowboy Christmas roughstock winner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket, but Canadian saddle bronc rider Layton Green is going to need bigger pockets as he more than doubled his 2017 earnings during Cowboy Christmas.

In roughly 10 days, Green won $26,590 by competing at 14 rodeos – nearly half his winnings stemmed from his success at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, with $14,542 won at a single rodeo. (Green also won $690 at the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede).

Green had six flights and spent about 50 hours on the road during his 10-day run that stretched from Ponoka to Airdrie, Alberta, to Williams Lake, British Columbia, then on to Oregon and down into South Dakota and Colorado.

With so many rodeos happening at the same time, Green had to decide between competing at the short round of Ponoka or the short round at Greeley, but drawing Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior for the final round in Ponoka made the choice easy.

“I was excited when I saw what I drew in Ponoka,” Green said. “That made it easier to figure out where I was going to go.”

He made the right decision, as his 87.25-point ride in the final round placed him first in the average and granted him a spot in the showdown round, where he placed second for a grand total of $14,542 earned in Ponoka.

“I was in the heat of the moment, but I was pretty happy and it takes the pressure off,” Green said. “It was the cherry on top.”

“He had a great Cowboy Christmas and he drew good horses and kicked their ass,” said Green’s traveling partner, saddle bronc rider Jake Watson (a 2016 qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER). “He’s always done good on the Fourth of July.”

 

Top roughstock money winners over Cowboy Christmas are as follows:

 

 

ROUGHSTOCK EVENTS
1. Layton Green, SB $25,900
2. Sage Kimzey, BR $24,227
3. Tim O’Connell, BB $24,102
4. Joe Frost, BR $23,532
5. J.R. Vezain, BB $23,128
6. Dustin Bowen, BR $21,521
7. Jake Vold, BB $20,583
8. Steven Peebles, BB $19,580
9. Zeke Thurston, SB $18,448
10. Garrett Smith, BR $17,004
11. Ty Wallace, BR $15,878
12. Richmond Champion, BB $15,876


Tops in each event over Cowboy Christmas

 

BB Tim O’Connell $24,102
SW Kyle Irwin $24,504
TR1 Kaleb Driggers $26,540
TR2 Junior Nogueira $26,540
SB Layton Green $25,900
TD Caleb Smidt $30,199
BR Sage Kimzey $24,227
SR Troy Tillard $5,688
  • Versatility pays off: Two multiple-event cowboys, Cody Doescher and Marcus Theriot, nearly cracked into the Cowboy Christmas timed-event Top 10. Doescher ranked 13th among timed-event contestants with $19,388 in team roping heeling and bulldogging; Theriot was just behind him at 14th with $19,321 in steer wrestling, team roping heading and tie-down roping. Theriot was the only top cowboy to earn money in three events.
  • Spreading it around: Seventeen cowboys not in the Top 30 of the world standings before Cowboy Christmas – including six not in the Top 50 – made more than $10,000 during the lucrative midseason week. They were led by steer wrestler Kyle Irwin, who entered Cowboy Christmas ranked 37th, earned the most of anyone in his event with $24,504, and jumped to No. 11 in today’s world standings. Among roughstock contestants, bareback rider Steven Peebles came in 48th, earned $19,580 and moved up to 24th. Cowboys who were on the outside of the Top 50, but earned their way in with Cowboy Christmas money, were led by heeler Cody Doescher, who had appeared in the June all-around standings but not in any individual event; he entered the team roping standings at 19th after earning $15,184 in that event during the week (he also earned $4,204 in steer wrestling).
  • Payday: The biggest single check of Cowboy Christmas went to bareback rider Jake Vold, who picked up $17,579 in Ponoka, Alberta, by placing second in the first round and then sweeping the finals round, the average and the showdown round. The biggest check in the United States was written by the Greeley Stampede to tie-down roper Cade Swor: $11,344. Six additional PRCA contestants picked up checks of more than $10,000 at rodeos south of the 49th Parallel: bareback rider Tim O’Connell, $10,892 in St. Paul, Ore.; team roping brothers Brady and Riley Minor, $10,233 each in Greeley, Colo.; bareback rider Tyler Nelson, $10,032 in Cody, Wyo.; saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer, $10,025 in St. Paul; and bull rider Brady Portenier, $10,382, also in St. Paul.

 

 

4. ProRodeo Hall of Fame welcomes horses

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is once again having its live animal display at the Hall in Colorado Springs.

This year, a pair of Summit Pro Rodeo horses – Powder Wash and Bill Picket – are spending the summer at the ProRodeo HOF. The horses arrived July 7.

Powder Wash was born in 1992 and retired from competition in 2013. Powder Wash was raised in Powder Wash., Colo., hence the name. He is a rider-friendly saddle bronc horse.

Bill Picket was born in 1999 and retired in 2013. He was named after the ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Bill Pickett. Pickett, who was born in 1870, was credited with founding steer wrestling.

The horse, Bill Picket, was selected to compete in the Mountain States Circuit Finals several times.

 

 

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the WYO PRCA Rodeo in Sheridan, Wyo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 15 … The Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede paid tribute to rodeo legend Harry Vold with patches for all 96 participants in the final round July 3. The Vold family also had a bench made to commemorate the “Duke of the Chutes” and a video of Vold speaking was played for the crowd at the highest-paying rodeo of Cowboy Christmas. Vold passed away on March 13 at 93 years old, after a lifetime of ProRodeo success that led to his induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1994, and then being named a Legend of ProRodeo in 2009. “It’s Harry’s hometown and he got his start here, and he was a longtime supporter and member of the Stampede,” said Blair Vold, president of the Ponoka Stampede, and Harry Vold’s nephew. The 96 contestants who qualified for the final round had Vold’s signature brand, the Bar HV, underneath their number. The bench was made by Bruce Harbin Welding in Ponoka and will be placed outside of the Ponoka Stampede’s rodeo office … ProRodeo Hall of Famer Ted Nuce will host a bull riding clinic at the rodeo arena west of the McAlester (Okla.) Southeast Expo Center on July 14-15. Nuce, a 1985 PRCA world champion, was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2009. The clinic is open to riders 6 years and older, and costs $200 per person. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. each day. All riders must sign a waiver form available the day of the camp or via early registration by calling 940.577.7909 … The Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo turned 75 years old July 9. Former Drummond Trojan and University of Montana football star Chase Reynolds was grand marshal of the parade that was held prior to the rodeo July 9. Reynolds, an NFL free agent, started the procession on the same end of town the original rodeo was held, in a field near the Wagon Wheel Café … The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign was established in ProRodeo 13 years ago with the mission to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. For some communities, the campaign is about giving locally and fighting all levels of cancer. That’s the case with the TETWP at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair and Rodeo, which takes place July 19-22, at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. “We partner with the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, and it’s really amazing that we get to benefit its patients,” said Hanna Albertson, chairwoman of the fair and rodeo’s advisory committee, in a press release. “I think it’s important that we give back locally.” Christine Albertson has been with Shaw since 2012, and in that time, Tough Enough to Wear Pink has contributed $27,785 to the cancer center. That money is utilized in various ways to assist patients with their treatments … Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson hopes a $3 million investment in the Garfield County Fairgrounds pays off for the county and his native Rifle, Colo., with new events that draw crowds from around the state and region. Some of the improvements to the fairgrounds include new stalls for horses and livestock, a new PA system, improvements to the indoor arena and a northeast entrance on 12th Street that is currently under construction. Samson expects the construction to be completed in time for the county’s fair and rodeo from July 31 through Aug. 6. The Garfield County Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event takes place Aug. 2 and the Garfield County Fair & PRCA Rodeo is Aug. 3.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I think it’s really neat, and I know he’d be pleased – he loved this kind of thing.”

– Kirsten Vold said to the ProRodeo Sports News about the tribute to her father, Harry Vold, at the Ponoka Stampede on July 3.

 

 

6. Next Up

July 11            Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, Casper, Wyo., begins

July 12            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR), begins

July 12            Sheridan (Wyo.) WYO Rodeo begins

July 13            Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days Xtreme Bulls Division 2

July 13            Bear Paw Roundup, Chinook, Mont., begins

July 13            Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison, Colo., begins

July 13            Ute Stampede, Nephi, Utah, begins

July 13            Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, Mitchell, S.D., begins

July 14            Silver State Stampede, Elko, Nev., begins

July 14            Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo begins

July 14            Buckin’ on the River, Savannah, Tenn., begins

July 14            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 14            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 14            Extreme Events Championship Rodeo, Waconia, Minn., begins

July 14            Wapello (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo begins

July 14            Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days begins

July 14            Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede begins

July 15            Lake Luzerne (N.Y.) Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

July 15            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 15            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 16            Rodeo de Campeones, Saltillo, Mexico

July 16            C.M. Russell Stampede, Stanford, Conn.

 

 

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 11, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $85,294
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $85,294
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

 

 

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 11, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 86,844
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 73,272
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 73,235
6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 68,701
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 61,013
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 55,446
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 54,741
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 39,980
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 39,177
13 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 32,609
15 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
16 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 31,992
17 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
18 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 29,023
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,633
20 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 22,394

 

Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 84,044
3 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 77,536
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,231
6 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 59,752
7 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 59,120
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 57,801
9 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
10 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 55,353
11 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 54,006
12 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,756
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 47,554
14 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
15 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 46,654
16 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 45,734
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 39,428

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 84,330
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 62,934
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 58,265
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,119
6 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 50,514
7 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 50,479
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 49,065
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 46,031
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
12 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 43,651
13 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
14 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 42,718
15 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 42,027
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 40,205
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 40,041
18 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $85,294
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 77,412
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 76,115
4 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 67,224
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 66,505
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 59,265
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,364
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 47,009
10 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,801
11 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 40,099
12 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 34,779
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 33,798
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 32,467
16 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 30,650
17 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 30,500
18 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 30,420
19 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 30,268
20 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 30,231

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $85,294
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 77,412
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 68,220
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 66,505
6 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 64,254
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 56,301
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,364
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 51,334
10 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
11 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 47,009
12 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,801
13 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 44,340
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 34,827
16 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 28,514
18 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 27,542
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 27,501
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 27,021

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 88,604
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 63,629
5 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 59,745
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,761
7 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 49,376
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 49,147
9 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
10 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
11 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 47,207
12 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 46,698
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 41,840
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,306
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 35,690
17 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 35,541
18 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 34,893
19 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 34,244
20 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 33,541

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 81,531
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,471
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 67,777
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 62,617
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 52,240
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 51,202
11 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 50,653
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 50,643
13 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 49,590
14 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 48,083
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
16 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 46,724
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 44,563
18 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 42,126
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 38,842
20 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 37,086

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Vin Fisher Jr.., Andrews, Texas 47,667
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 47,306
4 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 44,704
5 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
6 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 35,259
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,105
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
11 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
12 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 26,791
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 25,421
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
15 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 22,987
16 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 22,461
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 19,193
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,437

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 109,399
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 89,596
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 87,455
6 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 73,321
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 69,495
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 63,466
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 57,880
11 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 57,606
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 56,940
13 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 54,947
14 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 51,836
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 49,261
17 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
18 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 45,184
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 44,339
20 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 40,923

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 11, 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 $163,433
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 91,700
3 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 91,503
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 89,922
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 86,983
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 73,324
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 60,001
8 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 52,688
9 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 47,831
10 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 47,620
11 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 46,677
12 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 45,640
13 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 42,796
15 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 40,358
16 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 39,511
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 38,600
18 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 37,762
19 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 35,700
20 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 35,430

 

 

 

9. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 11, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
15 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
16 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,018
17 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
18 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
19 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
20 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 10,502

 

 

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Courtesy PRCA
July 6, 2017

Vold wins Ponoka Stampede again 

PONOKA, Alberta – The hometown cowboy – bareback rider Jake Vold – couldn’t stop smiling the night of July 3.

The Ponoka, Alberta, native won the prestigious Ponoka Stampede for the second time in his career.

Vold’s latest victory came thanks to an 88.75-point ride on Wayne Vold’s Mucho Dinero in the four-man Showdown.

“It was all grins when I drew that horse (Mucho Dinero),” Vold said. “That’s a phenomenal horse and definitely one of my favorites to get on. That’s the third time I’ve had him. I had great luck on him before, and he probably had the best trip (July 3) that he’s ever had and things just worked out in my favor.”

Vold first won the Ponoka Stampede in 2013 with a 91.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior. Vold, who now lives in Airdrie, Alberta, earned $17,579 for his latest triumph.

“This win (July 3) at Ponoka was greatly needed,” said Vold, 30. “I really needed a big weekend and this sure helps. This is my hometown and this is my second win at Ponoka and it’s such a great feeling to win here. This is one of the best rodeos in the world and it’s underestimated, for sure. The committee here and the stock contractors are phenomenal. When you can win a rodeo like this, it’s a cool feeling.”

Vold was on top of his game in Ponoka. He finished second in the first round with an 86.5-point ride, and then won the finals with a 90.75-ride on C5 Rodeo’s F13 Virgil. With 177.25 points, he won the two-head average.

Before he entered the four-man Showdown, he had earned $10,079. His performance took him to No. 17 in the July 6 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $44,111.

“This win at Ponoka is going to help me immensely,” Vold said. “We are entered up the next six weeks and I’m really looking forward to see what I can do.”

A year ago, Vold finished a career-best second in the world standings with $240,161 and he won $165,340 at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. He was victorious in Rounds 4, 5, and 6, and placed in seven rounds of the Wrangler NFR to tie for second place in the average in Las Vegas.

Other winners at the $450,962 rodeo were steer wrestler Jason Thomas (4.3 seconds), team ropers Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler (6.0 seconds), saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (87.75 points on Northcott-Macza’s Get Smart), tie-down roper Jason Schaefer (8.6 seconds), barrel racer Carman Pozzobon (17.626 seconds), and bull rider Garrett Smith (175.5 points on two head).

No bull rider posted a score in the four-man Showdown, so the winner was determined by the average winner, who was Smith.

Here are the preliminary, unofficial Cowboy Christmas earnings after July 4. Full Cowboy Christmas results will be available in next week’s press release.

  • Roughstock event money leaders are as follows:
  • 1. Tim O’Connell, BB   $$23,84
  • 2.  Joe Frost, BR   $22,485
  • 3.  J. R. Vezain, BB   $22,144
  • 4.  Sage Kimzey, BR   $21,390
  • 5.  Layton Green, SB   $20,570
  • 6.  Jake Vold, BB   $20,367
  • 7.  Dustin Bowen, BR   $19,690
  • 8.  Steven Peebles, BB   $19,580
  • 9.  Zeke Thurston, SB   $18,448
  • 10. Garrett Smith, BR   $17,144
  • 11. Jordan Hansen, BR   $16,443
  • 12. Richmond Champion, BB  $15,793
  • Timed-event money leaders are as follows:
  • 1. Caleb Smidt, TD  $27,843
  • 2. Kyle Irwin, SW  $24,504
  • 3.  Brady Minor,TR2  $21,081
  • 4.  Riley Minor, TR2  $21,081
  • 5.  Tanner Milan, SW  $18,690
  • 6. Jeremy Buhler, TR2  $18,234
  • 7.  Levi Simpson, TR1  $18,234
  • 8.  Joseph Harrison, TR2  $18,190
  • 9.  Charly Crawford, TR1  $18,190
  • 10 Tyson Durfey, TD  $18,020
  • 11. Cory Solomon, TD  $17,282
  • 12. Paul Eaves, TR2  $16,558
  • 12. Clay Smith, TR1  $16,558

Nelson nails his first Cowboy Stampede win

CODY, Wyo. – Tyler Nelson was No. 16 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings prior to his $10,032 winning ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire at the Cody Stampede – and now this 24-year-old is gunning for his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, sitting at No. 13.

“It’s one of the ones I always wanted to win and I was pretty dang excited when I realized I won it,” Nelson said. “It definitely helped me get closer to the NFR, too.”

Nelson narrowly beat last year’s world champion bareback rider, Tim O’Connell, and local favorite J.R. Vezain – a four-time qualifier for the WNFR. Both O’Connell and Vezain fell a half-point behind Nelson’s score and tied for second place.

“I love the competition, and it makes me perform better,” Nelson said. “I just had a really good horse – he really bucked, and it helped me out a bunch.

“It’s exciting, and the money is one thing – but, being at a rodeo of that caliber is completely different – it reminds you of why you do it,” Nelson said.

Prior to Cody, Nelson also competed at the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, S.D., and the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo in Oakley City, Utah; but didn’t place at either of them during his Cowboy Christmas run.

Fortunately, one ride in Cody was all it took to change going home empty-handed into going home with $10,032 and increased confidence for the summer season.

“It’s a little bit of a relief – but it’s a long summer and you’ve got to grind your way through it and keep going and stay healthy,” Nelson said.

Up next, Nelson’s hitting the road for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, which runs July 12-15.

“I think I’m going to have a busy fall and the rest of the year,” Nelson said. “I’m going to try to be smart and stay healthy.”

Other winners at the $343,861 rodeo were all-around cowboy Caleb Smidt ($9,475 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Kyle Irwin (3.8 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (4.4 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jesse Wright (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force), tie-down ropers Caleb Smidt and Sterling Smith (7.7 seconds each), barrel racer Tammy Fischer (16.88 seconds) and bull rider Dustin Bowen (87.5 points on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Woody).

Rusty Wright wins Greeley for second year in a row

GREELEY, Colo. – Saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright won his second consecutive Greeley (Colo.) Stampede on July 3 by tallying 168.5 points on two head.

“It’s awesome,” Wright said. “I’ve had kind of a slow year, and was excited to come here because I won it last year. I like the atmosphere here – it makes me aggressive and the crowd is fun. You can hear them scream when you ride and it makes you want to try harder.”

Wright, 21, is a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER – the last two years in a row – and now he’s aiming to go three-for-three.

“Winning boosts my confidence 100 percent – and a win like this heading into the summer helps you know you can ride the rank ones,” Wright said. “I want to keep the momentum going.”

Wright won the 2016 Greeley Stampede with an 85.5-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Falling Star. This year, he drew Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Ole Flame for the final round – the same bronc Jacobs Crawley rode to win the first round of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February.

“He said it was a fun horse and to take the rein and let it all hang out – so that’s what I did,” Wright said.

That approach paid off as Wright made an 87-point ride, a point higher than Crawley had made on the same bronc four months prior. It also propelled Wright to the top of the average in Greeley by four points – which added up to a $5,264 payday.

Prior to Greeley, Wright had been to Oakley, Utah; Prescott, Ariz.; Red Lodge, Mont., and Cody, Wyo.

“And we drove the whole way,” Wright said. “I was getting tired, but a win like this makes me want to keep going.”

Other winners at the $315,370 rodeo were all-around cowboy Caleb Smidt ($9,802 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Shane O’Connell (173.5 points on two head), steer wrestler Dru Melvin (7.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves and Riley Minor/Brady Minor (10.3 second on two head each), tie-down ropers Shane Hanchey and Cade Swor (19.0 seconds on two head each), barrel racer Sydni Blanchard (34.45 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Brody Yeary (85.5 points on one head).

Bowen holds on for Prescott win

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Bull rider Dustin Bowen was busy heading up and down the rodeo road July 4, when he received a present better than fireworks or hotdogs – a big check.

The 26-year-old native of Fredericksburg, Pa., earned a $7,221 prize after his 83.5-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Sandi’s Dream held up for the victory at the June 28 through July 4 World’s Oldest Rodeo.

“I rode during the first perf (June 28), and I was hoping that my score would hold up,” Bowen said. “That bull has been around forever, and they win on him a lot. Plus, I knew that Prescott is traditionally a rodeo where they don’t ride too many, so I was optimistic about it.”

There aren’t many rodeos throughout the PRCA season that pay more than $7,000 for a one-header, and it was just the jolt Bowen was looking for.

“It’s great to be able to win that amount of money for one ride,” he said. “Most of the year involves just getting small checks wherever you go – whether it’s $1,000 or $2,000 here or there – but being able to grab that much money in Prescott that quick helps out so much.”

Bowen, who now resides in Waller, Texas, entered the Cowboy Christmas run 12th in the world. The windfall in Prescott, coupled with some other large checks, put him eighth in the Top 10 of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

Bowen – who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in 2015 – has already surpassed his total money won from the 2016 season, in which he finished 29th in the world with $44,416.

“Last season, at this time of the year, I had my shoulder come out at two separate times, and then tore up my bicep,” Bowen said of his 2016 woes. “I was riding really well last year, too, but those injuries pretty much ended my season.”

Undeterred, Bowen has come roaring back in 2017 as he tries to make it back to Las Vegas this December.

He won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver in January, and then split the title at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., in March.

Now, he’s adding to that list with an impressive Cowboy Christmas run.

“This is one of the first Cowboy Christmas runs that I haven’t been hurt,” Bowen said. “I really haven’t had the chance to go to a lot of rodeos during this time of year without fighting a bad injury or being completely out. I tried to not worry about it in the past and to know that I would eventually have a healthy Fourth of July, and this has definitely been my best.”

Other winners at the $237,805 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trell Etbauer ($2,838 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Evan Jayne (85.5 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Smoke Jumper), steer wrestler Josh Peek (9.0 seconds on two head), team ropers Chad Masters/Travis Graves (13.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Sterling Crawley (86 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Ropin Dreams), and Zeke Thurston (86 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Ropin Dreams), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt (18.1 seconds on two head), steer ropers Bryce Davis and Mike Chase (37.3 seconds on three head each) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi (34.59 seconds on two runs).

Arena records broken at St. Paul

Courtesy of Ruth Nicolaus

ST. PAUL, Ore. – An Oregon and Oklahoma cowboy teamed up to cement a new team roping record at the 82nd annual St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo.

Charly Crawford of Prineville, Ore., and Joseph Harrison of Overbrook, Okla., turned in a time of 4.1 seconds to win the first round, eclipsing the St. Paul Rodeo arena record. The old mark of 4.2 seconds was set twice, once by Joe Beaver and Tom Bourne in 2001, followed by Ty Blasingame and Cody Hintz in 2010.

On their second run, Crawford and Harrison notched a time of 5.7 seconds to win the average crown, adding up to a two-head time of 9.8 seconds.

It’s the second time Crawford has won the St. Paul Rodeo, and it’s special to him.

“I grew up right down the road in Canby, and I’ve been coming to this rodeo as long as I can remember,” he said. “I’ve junior rodeoed and peewee rodeoed right here.”

He won the St. Paul Rodeo in 2006, and the buckle that year went to his good friend Stub Johnson, who had cancer. Johnson, a resident of St. Helens, Ore., helped with the team roping, running the barrier rope for years. When Johnson passed away, he was buried with the buckle.

This one, Crawford gets to keep.

When Crawford and Harrison made their victory lap, it was slow and to a roaring crowd, as they soaked up the applause.

“I’ve been roping my cowboy toy since I was a little kid, trying to win this rodeo,” Crawford said, beaming. “I’ve been here, pushing steers, watching the big guys, idolizing every one of them. This is a meaningful win. I’ve been dreaming of winning this rodeo since I was in diapers.”

The team roping record wasn’t the lone benchmark to be set anew.

Tim O’Connell, the reigning world champion bareback rider, scored 89.5 points to win the rodeo, the buckle, and a check for $10,892.

He erased the previous arena best of 88 points, set by three different cowboys: Bruce Ford in 1989, Wes Stevenson in 2002, and Steven Dent in 2012. The win is O’Connell’s second-consecutive victory at St. Paul, following an 87-point ride a season ago.

O’Connell has set the bareback riding world on fire in the last few years, with his champion mentality. He won the 2016 PRCA world championship last season and is the No. 1 cowboy in this year’s current standings, more than $35,000 ahead of Tanner Aus.

It was the third time for O’Connell matched up against Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Sacred Nation, with success becoming a trend. He won Puyallup, Wash., last year on the horse, and placed third in the first round at last year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

“That’s a phenomenal horse,” he said. “Wow. What a day she had today. She’s an amazing animal that lets you completely go at her with everything you’ve got, and she gives it right back. I’m so thankful and so blessed.”

O’Connell works hard at his trade to be excellent at it, both physically and mentally.

“In the last couple years, I’ve tried to take complete accountability for my actions on the back of a bucking horse,” he said. “You stop blaming others, you stop blaming horses, you stop blaming judges, and you only blame yourself. And you’re the only person who can fix it. It makes me try to be a champion, and the best version of myself every single day I nod my head.”

Other winners at the $352,273 rodeo were all-around cowboy Rhen Richard ($3,480 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Kyle Irwin (8.6 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer (83 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Goliath), tie-down roper Clint Nyegaard (19.7 seconds on two head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (17.43 seconds) and bull rider Brady Portenier (90 points Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Moe Betta).

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 8 and livestream the WYO PRCA Rodeo in Sheridan, Wyo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 15.

Odessa (Texas) College bull rider Bradie Gray was discharged from the Wyoming Medical Center July 5, less than a month after suffering life-threatening injuries, according to a school press release. Gray walked out of the facility under his own power three weeks after a bull stepped on his chest during the College National Rodeo Finals June 15 in Casper, Wyo.

Andy Stewart has the unique ability to put it all together as one of the top emcees in professional rodeo, an eight-time nominee for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Announcer of the Year. He will bring his talents to Gunnison (Colo.) as the voice of Cattlemen’s Days PRCA Rodeo, set for 7 p.m., July 13-15, at Fred Field Western Center in Gunnison. “I feel that production is extremely important in the world of rodeo,” said Stewart, now in his 22nd year in the PRCA. “If people get a $20 ticket, then we need to give them $40 worth of entertainment and get the most bang for their buck.”

Following the completion of the World’s Oldest Rodeo July 4 in Prescott, Ariz., the rodeo court for the 2018 Prescott Frontier Days World’s Oldest Rodeo was named. Heritage Middle School student Carlee David will be the junior court representative, while Chino Valley High School sophomore Morgan Reid was honored with the senior court nomination. Sarah Grant, who also goes to Chino Valley High School, was selected to be the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Queen.

Alex Hyland, 22, from Windsor, Colo., was named the 2018 Miss Rodeo Colorado July 2 at the Greeley Stampede. Hyland won the horsemanship, speech and appearance awards at the four-day pageant. She is the current Miss Rodeo Colorado lady-in-waiting until her reign begins Jan. 1. Hyland will succeed Miss Rodeo Colorado 2017, Kelsie Winslow of Pierce. Hyland, the daughter of Peter and Nancy Hyland recently graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a degree in mass communications.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a big-name guy or someone you’ve never heard of – I am competing against the bull. It’s good to be around those guys, but it shouldn’t change how you go about your ride.”

– Brody Yeary said after winning the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede on July 3.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 6, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $107,411
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $115,830
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $120,537
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $76,115
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $73,486
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $98,761
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 6, 2017

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $107,411
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 84,152
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 67,933
5 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 67,874
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 66,323
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 59,560
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 55,446
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 53,440
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
12 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 37,064
13 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 36,666
14 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
15 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 30,704
16 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 30,412
17 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
18 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 28,203
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,557
20 Adam Rose, Willard, Mo. 20,905
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $115,830
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 80,742
3 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 71,276
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,775
6 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 59,752
7 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 56,804
9 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 55,198
10 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 54,006
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 53,840
12 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 47,554
13 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
14 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 46,008
15 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 44,349
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 44,340
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 37,307
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $120,537
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 83,852
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 60,737
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 57,438
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 52,712
6 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 50,486
7 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 49,796
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 46,031
10 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 45,736
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
12 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 42,718
13 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 42,027
14 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 41,239
15 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 40,205
16 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
17 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 38,551
18 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 38,520
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
Team Roping (header)
1 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $76,115
2 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 73,486
3 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 71,781
4 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 67,224
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 66,505
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 55,080
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,364
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 45,548
10 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 42,594
11 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 40,099
12 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 33,798
13 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 33,478
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
15 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 30,500
16 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 30,420
17 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 29,864
18 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 28,514
19 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 27,647
20 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 27,632
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $73,486
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 71,781
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 68,006
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 66,505
6 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 60,070
7 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,364
8 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 53,400
9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 48,080
11 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 45,548
12 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 44,340
13 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 42,594
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
16 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 31,290
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 28,514
18 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 26,428
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 26,199
20 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 25,590
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 87,003
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 59,542
5 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,761
6 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 56,423
7 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
8 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 47,207
10 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 46,698
11 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 46,248
12 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 43,126
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 40,177
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,306
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 34,915
17 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 34,893
18 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 34,026
19 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 33,026
20 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 32,459
Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $98,761
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 81,531
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,493
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 65,086
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 61,798
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 51,654
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 51,003
11 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 50,653
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 50,643
13 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 48,485
14 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 46,724
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 43,226
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 42,051
18 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 40,463
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 35,645
20 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 34,652
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 46,569
3 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 45,366
4 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 43,350
5 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
6 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
7 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 34,453
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,105
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
11 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
12 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 26,791
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 24,564
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 22,461
15 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 22,351
16 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 22,282
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 19,043
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,437
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 104,054
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 86,393
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 85,458
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 69,495
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 69,046
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 65,801
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 63,466
10 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 55,584
11 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 54,270
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 54,233
14 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 51,486
15 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 49,261
16 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
17 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 45,518
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 44,339
19 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 43,748
20 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 36,086

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 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 $163,457
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 91,503
3 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 90,523
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 89,918
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 86,983
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 73,320
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 59,462
8 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 52,688
9 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 47,664
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 46,975
11 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 45,640
12 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 45,599
13 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 42,796
15 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 40,364
16 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 38,830
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 38,605
18 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 37,761
19 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 35,430
20 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 34,942
2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 6, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $43,301
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
8 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
9 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
15 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
16 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,018
17 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
18 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
19 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
20 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 10,502
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
June 27, 2017

Jarrett wins $12K at Reno 

RENO, Nev. – The second round was the deciding factor in tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett winning the average at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo after placing sixth in the first and final rounds.

“I had a really gseconds on three head) and bull riders Brennon Eldred and Brady Portenier (86 points each).

The second round was the deciding factor in tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett winning the average at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo after placing sixth in the first and final rounds.

“I had a really good calf in the second round and that allowed me to get ahead in the aggregate – the other guys had bad luck and it worked out for me,” Jarrett said.

Jarrett, 33, is the 2005 all-around world champion and a 10-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER – steer wrestling in 2005, and tie-down roping in 2005-06, 2009-13, and 2015-16. Winning Reno is a definite boost toward earning his 11th trip to the WNFR.

Jarrett tied for sixth in the first round with Cooper Martin at 9.1 seconds, but Jarrett and his horse, Barney, returned to the arena in the second round to make a 7.7-second run.

“Nobody gets along with him (Barney), but me – he’s really quirky, but he tries 110 percent every time and he can run, and he just fits me,” Jarrett said, adding that he trained Barney and has owned him for six years.

That 7.7 turned out to be Jarrett’s lucky number as it gave him a solid chance at winning the rodeo and going home with the coveted Silver Spurs. Although the final round didn’t go too well for him, Jarrett’s sixth-place tie with Mike Johnson at 9.5 seconds added up to 26.3 on three head, which was good for gold at the Reno Rodeo.

“This is big – any time you win Reno, it’s a big deal,” Jarrett said.

Prior to winning Reno, the Georgia native turned Oklahoma cowboy was 37th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $18,638. The $12,228 he won in Reno gave him the boost he needed to kick off the summer run.

“I’m a little behind since I didn’t rodeo in the winter,” Jarrett said.

This is Jarrett’s fifth win of the 2017 season. He won the Old Settlers Reunion PRCA Rodeo in Cheyenne, Okla., the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial in Roswell, N.M., and the PRCA Championship Rodeo in Lincoln, Neb., in April.

Things calmed down for Jarrett in May, but he kicked off June by winning the Bennington (Kan.) Rodeo on June 3 and then finished the month by winning Reno.

Jarrett hit the road immediately after the Reno Rodeo to compete in Oregon.

“I’m roping at 8 a.m. tomorrow,” Jarrett said, still standing in the Reno winner’s circle June 24, more than 400 miles away from his next roping.

Other winners at the $491,909 rodeo were all-around cowboy Dakota Eldridge ($10,333 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Wyatt Bloom (249.5 points on three head), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge (13.4 seconds on three head), team ropers Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp (16.1 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (247 points on three head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (51.34 seconds on three head) and bull riders Brennon Eldred and Brady Portenier (86 points each).

•Not only did Eldridge win all-around cowboy honors at Reno, but he also was the all-around champ at Lehi (Utah) Roundup (June 22-24) and was the tie-down roping winner. He departed Lehi after earning $2,735.

•Bareback rider Jamie Howlett has been turning heads the last couple of weeks. The 26-year-old, whose hometown is Roma, Queensland, Australia, won the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the West of Pecos (Texas) Rodeo, and was second at the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw ProRodeo and was sixth in the Flagstaff (Ariz.) ProRodeo this past week. A week earlier, Howlett split the win with three-time world champion Will Lowe at the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo (June 17) and won the Earl Anderson Memorial in Grover, Colo. (June 18).

Richard back to winning ways in Wainwright

WAINWRIGHT, Alberta – The 2017 rodeo season has been one of adaptation for Rhen Richard. The 28-year-old roper had to adjust to the aftermath of a severe injury, while also preparing a green horse for the big stage of rodeo.

None of that mattered for Richard at the Wainwright Stampede, June 21-25. The Roosevelt, Utah, native split the win in the short round with a 9.1-second run to emerge as the tie-down roping champion with an average time of 28.8 seconds on three head.

“I came into the short round second in the average, and when I went, I just had to tie him down to take the lead,” Richard said of his run June 25. “The way the calves were up here, it was nice to not have to spit out a fast run.

“I’ve placed at Wainwright before, but I never won the average. It always feels good to win one like this. I’m up in Canada trying to make the Canadian Finals, so this is an appealing rodeo to try to get to. Plus, it’s a three-header, and there aren’t many rodeos around that have two rounds and a short round.”

Richard, who also team ropes with Rich Skelton, is well out of the top 50 in both of his events after not rodeoing at all in the spring.

He cut his thumb off his roping hand in the winter, and was out of action four months. He’s just now starting to compete, and adjusting to life with the reattached thumb.

“It’s numb, but at least it’s there to hold the rope and helps so that I can grip,” Richard said. “My plan is to take it easy rodeoing this year, and then go hard again next season. I haven’t really practiced much, I’ve just showed up and roped.”

That strategy worked fine for Richard as he captured the title and a total of $6,035 in Wainwright.

He’s entered up for the big rodeos during the Cowboy Christmas run over the Fourth of July, but admits that it will take some more victories to stay out on the road.

“I’m entered everywhere until about Cheyenne (Wyo.), so if I get a couple of hits I will keep going, and if not, I’ll go home,” he said.

Along with the new feel on his thumb, Richard is trying to get his 6-year-old horse, Patron, ready for the rodeo road. He’s used the horse in Canada, but was riding 18-year-old Lil Joe for the Wainwright win.

“I’ve had Patron since he was a yearling,” Richard said. “He’s been working good at the house, and he’s been ready to crack out for a year or so, and I figured this would be a good time to do it. Lil Joe is 18, and doesn’t really like the rodeos where it’s loud, and Patron seems to not be bothered, so they complement each other well.

“I’m hoping to click along up here and win some money in tie-down roping and make the Canadian Finals.”

Other winners at Wainwright were bareback riders J.R. Vezain, Ky Marshall and Richmond Champion (169.5 points on two head each), steer wrestler Coleman Kohorst (13.3 seconds on three head), team ropers Kolton Schmidt and Dugan Kelly (16.4 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Layton Green (164 points on two head), barrel racer Tillar Murray (35.206 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Zane Lambert (172.5 points on two head).

Sterling Crawley snares West of Pecos crown

PECOS, Texas – It was quite a hectic 24 hours for veteran saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawley.

Crawley won the West of the Pecos Rodeo with an 85.5-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Miss Molly, and then a brief time later placed third at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo.

Crawley, a three-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2012-13, 2016) made his winning ride in Pecos on June 23, and then drove nearly 21 hours and added to his success in Reno June 24, placing third in the three-head average with 241 points.

“That ride was a lot of fun,” Crawley said about his trip on Miss Molly. “I had that horse a couple of years ago (in Lovington, N.M.) and I was kind of fighting equipment, so it’s really good to get on her now when everything is feeling good. The summer is kicking off and it’s really good to start getting money coming in before the Fourth (of July) so I can start making a push again for the NFR.”

This was Crawley’s inaugural West of Pecos Rodeo victory, and he earned $3,892 for his performance. At Reno, he went to the pay window again for $3,620. A big boost for Crawley, who was 13th in the June 19 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $30,507.

“It’s awesome to win this Pecos Rodeo,” said Crawley, a Texas native who lives in Stephenville. “We used to go to youth rodeos in Pecos when we were little kids and ride steers and rope and it just feels great to win at Pecos. We got to Reno 30 minutes before we had to ride and it feels awesome to place there. Every little bit helps. I want to stay the course and do the best job I can and keep my mind right.”

Crawley’s traveling with his brother, Jacobs Crawley, the 2015 PRCA saddle bronc riding world champion, and Bradley Harter. Jacobs finished in a tie for second with Chet Johnson at Pecos as each had 85-point rides.

“We rode last night (June 23) in Pecos and then we got in the car and we drove straight through to Reno,” Sterling said. “We stopped and got fuel and ate gas station food until we got to Reno. It always good when you drive that many hours and you’re placing at rodeos.”

Like so many cowboys, Crawley’s schedule is jam-packed right now, and that suits him fine.

“I ride in Ponoka (Alberta) June 28 and then drive over to Williams Lake, British Columbia (on June 29) and then fly to Prescott, Ariz. (June 30) and back up to St. Paul, Ore. (July 1),” Sterling said. “I love this rush of getting to compete in all these rodeos and getting to see places in the world you would never get to see.”

Other winners at the $203,777 rodeo were all-around cowboy Will Centoni ($2,767 in saddle bronc riding and bull riding), bareback rider Jamie Howlett (88.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket), steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack (9.7 seconds on two head), team ropers Chad Masters/Travis Graves (12.9 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Marcos Costa (18.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Hailey Kinsel (17.65 seconds), steer roper Brent Lewis (36.1 seconds on three head) and bull rider Lex Oakley (87.5 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Lineman).

K.C. Jones welcomes the summer with win in Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – With summer comes sunshine, and steer wrestler K.C. Jones is back to singing the same old song.

Clocking a 9.4-second two-head average, Jones claimed the steer wrestling title at the Rodeo of the Ozarks, notching his first win of the season.

“That was exciting,” Jones said. “I’ve always heard what a great rodeo they have in Springdale. I’ve entered there a couple of times but I’ve never been able to go down there and it was everything everyone has ever talked about. It lived up to the hype. Great rodeo, great committee, great hospitality, and great bulldoggin’.”

The nine-time WNFR qualifier used a 5.1-second first-round time to set the pace, while a 4.3-second final run secured Jones the win and a $4,658 payday.

After sending his rig to the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, Jones was in need of a horse. Thankfully, the 2016 world champion steer wrestler, and his horse, Outlaw, were close by.

“Tyler Waguespack let me ride his yellow horse, and that horse worked really good,” Jones explained. “I had two great starts and that horse felt really good the first time I got to ride him. Hats off to Tyler for letting me ride him.”

The 46-year old Jones’ name has been in remission for most of the 2017 season thus far, the result of a combination of factors. Citing unique wisdom and natural rodeo bruises, Jones never planned for the early portion of the 2017 schedule to fit his rodeo plans.

“I’ve been taking a break,” Jones said. “My neck has been a little off, but I’ve been taking a little break and getting ready for the big summer run. It seems lately that as I get more experience I know the rodeos I do good at.

“In the spring, it’s hard to get into a rhythm, so I’ve been looking forward to the summer and getting a run each day and getting the blood flowing and getting sharp.”

Despite missing the early chunk of the season, Jones isn’t deterred. Rodeo is certainly on his mind.

“We’re entered up pretty hot and heavy,” he said. “We’ve got a good group of guys in the rig and a good group of horses, so we’re pretty excited. We’re going to be hot after ’em.”

Having qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris Ranger four times in the past five seasons, Jones is no stranger to the rodeo spotlight. With so much success in his rear-view mirror, you could say the rest of Jones’ year will see a Texas cowboy on cruise control, for the better.

“My main goal this year is to have fun and see how much we can win and whatever happens, happens,” Jones said. “I feel good, I’ve got a new horse I’ve been riding so I’m pretty excited to get to show him the sights.

“He’s got me pretty excited to go rodeoing again.”

Other winners at the$130,007 rodeo were all-around cowboyHadley DeShazo ($1,316 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (89.5 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Phantom), saddle bronc rider Curtis Garton (88.5 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Pony Man), team ropers Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward (14.0 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Marty Yates (8.1 seconds), barrel racer Stevi Hillman, (17.32 seconds) and bull rider Joseph McConnel (83 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s The Wookiee).

PRCA offers ProRodeo Experience

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is providing rodeo fans with a unique opportunity to purchase a never before offered experience of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

The ProRodeo Experience is only available to a limited number of fans for their choice of experience on either: Friday, Dec. 8; Monday, Dec. 11; Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Experiences begin at 10 a.m. and end by 2 p.m. each day. Every ProRodeo Experience is limited to 16 individuals per day to ensure fans walk away with an authentic and intimate experience.

For a cost of $1,000 per individual, the ProRodeo Experience includes: plaza Wrangler NFR rodeo ticket (ticket valid only for the night of your chosen experience), tour of Wrangler NFR stock pens, tour of Thomas & Mack Arena, hotel stay for two nights at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa (night before experience and night of experience), limited edition Wrangler NFR shield (autographed by 2017 Wrangler NFR contestants), souvenir bucking chute photo, souvenir digital photo album, souvenir 2017 Wrangler NFR lapel pin, souvenir ProRodeo Experience credential, ProRodeo Experience goodies and a catered lunch.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede at 1 p.m. (MT), July 2 and the 6:30 p.m. finals July 3.

Bareback rider Chad Rutherford, who is 11th in the June 26 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, is out indefinitely after suffering injuries during a ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s Fred June 19 at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo. Rutherford had a 73-point ride and then his troubles began. “After the whistle, I spurred over him, and I had one foot crossover to the other side,” Rutherford said. “When that happened, he cut back to the side I missed him with and it slingshot me around the outside of him and underneath of him. My hand stayed in the riggin’ for half a jump and when it came out, I couldn’t move or protect myself. He stepped on my back where my shoulder blade is and he stepped down on me and jumped off my back. He broke eight ribs and fractured my collarbone and shoulder blade and collapsed a lung. It was just a freak accident.” Rutherford has been hospitalized at Renown Regional Medical Center since the accident. He said he will be sidelined for a minimum of one month to recover.

The Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up announced June 26 the selection of acclaimed contemporary western artist, Buckeye Blake, as the rodeo’s 2017 poster artist. “When selecting the poster artist each year, we look for an artist with a proven history of authentically embodying the spirt of western heritage in their work. Buckeye Blake is the perfect match, capturing the color, drama, history, celebration and overall essence of the Pendleton Round-Up,” said Bill Levy, president of the Pendleton Round-Up. “Buckeye’s poster and art will resonate well with our loyal rodeo and western heritage audience, offering them a lasting piece of Pendleton Round-Up legacy.” Blake’s work is featured in many important collections, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Denver Art Museum, the 3M Museum, the Harmsen Collection and the C.M. Russell Museum. He has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, and has been featured in countless magazine articles and publications including the book, Buckeye Blake: Art on the Western Front. Posters will be available for purchase June 26, at the Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Gift Store, 1114 SW Court Ave, Pendleton, Ore., 97801, and online at www.leterbuck.com. To learn more about Buckeye Blake, the 2017 Pendleton Round-Up poster and to order tickets for the 2017 Pendleton Round-Up, visit www.pendletonroundup.com or call 541.276.2553.

The Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup is hosting its annual “Cowboy Classic” Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 4 at the Dodge City Country Club as part of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, to be held Aug. 2-6. Registration is at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m. Awards banquet at 12:45 p.m. Montana Silversmiths buckles will be presented to flight winners. PRCA entry fee of $55 (working rodeo) includes gift, breakfast, cart, green fees, driving range, prizes, beverages on course and luncheon. Entries close Aug. 1 and are limited, but a few spaces will be saved for last-minute rodeo contestants. PRCA members, clowns, bullfighters and contract acts are invited to play. Contact Brian Bertelsen at 620.338.6839 or e-mail to .

John Frank Gardino, a PRCA Gold Card member from Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away June 17. He was 84.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I know these guys are all wanting to win first when they get here. That’s just the spirit and the attitude of a ProRodeo cowboy.”

– ProRodeo Hall of Famer J.C. Trujillo, who also is the Prescott (Ariz.) Frontier Days General Manager, said to PrescottValleyeNews.com about the upcoming World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, June 28 through July 4.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through June 26, 2017

AA:

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas     $79,569

BB:

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa   $91,986

SW:

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.  $110,805

TR-1:

Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  $67,941

TR-2:

Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.  $63,222

SB:

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas  $107,788

TD:

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas  $75,641

BR:

Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $94,024
SR:

Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas  $53,829

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through June 26, 2017

ALL-AROUND

1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas  $79,569

2  Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $74,607
3  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.  $66,712
4  Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas  $58,404
5  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.  $57,638
6  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.  $55,137
7  Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.  $48,338
8  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.  $47,800
9  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  $45,319
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.  35,420
11 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas  $32,546

12 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.  $30,881
13 Bert Brunson, Terry, Miss.  $30,157
14  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. $30,054
15  Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.  $29,801
16  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif.  $28,203
17  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah  $25,486
18  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.  $20,773
19  Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.  $20,592
20  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.  $20,538

Bareback Riding
1  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa  $91,986
2  R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.  $76,524
3  Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.  $73,641
4  Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas  $65,398
5  Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas  $63,825
6  Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.  $50,073
7  Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah  $50,028
8  Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.  $49,846
9  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France  $47,771
10 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. $46,769
11 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. $43,655
12  Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas  $41,240
13  Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah  $40,763
14  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.  $40,549
15  Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manito  $38,971
16  Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho  $36,850
17  Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.  $35,475
18  J. R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.  $34,751
19  Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.  $33,884
20  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.  $28,819

Steer Wrestling

1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.  $110,805
2  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.  $76,015
3  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho  $53,344
4  Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah  $52,712
5  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.  $50,149
6  Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.  $49,275

7  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.  $41,877
8  Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta  $38,766
9  Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas  $37,817
10  J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.  $37,700
11  Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas  $37,335
12  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.  $35,039
13  Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.  $33,858
14  Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark.  $32,723
15  Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.  $31,807
16  Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. $31,487
17 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.  $31,039
18  Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas  $29,576
19  Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta  $27,994
20  Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho  $27,501

Team Roping (header)
1  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  $67,941
2  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  $63,222
3  Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.  $60,621
4  Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.  $58,751
5  Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.  $58,190
6  Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.  $53,672
7  Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.  $45,776
8  Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.  $38,519
9  Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.  $28,614
10  Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.  $27,888
11  Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.  $27,647
12  Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.  $26,534
13  Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.  $24,902
14  Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $24,479
15  Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta  $24,367
16  Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla.  $23,889
17  Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif.  $23,803
18  Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn.  $23,347
19  Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.  $23,333
20  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.  $21,912

Team Roping (heeler)
1  Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.  $63,222
2  Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas  $61,404
3  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.  $59,413
4  Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil  $58,751
5  Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.  $58,190
6  Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas  $49,846
7  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.  $46,063
8  Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $45,776
9  Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.  $43,508
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.  $35,841
11 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.  $33,593
12  Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.  $27,797
13 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.  $26,153
14  John Robertson, Polson, Mont.  $25,183
15 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $24,479
16  Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta  $24,367
17  Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.  $23,542
18  Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.  $23,333
19  Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz.  $22,599
20  Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz.  $21,028

Saddle Bronc Riding

1  Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas  $107,788
2  Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta  $68,555
3  CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah  $67,002
4  Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.  $54,872
5  Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.  $48,367
6  Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah  $46,830
7  Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas  $46,446
8  Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta  $44,954
9  Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas  $39,142
10  Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah  $38,122
11  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.  $37,666
12  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.  $36,381
13  Cody Wright, Milford, Utah  $34,333
14  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.  $33,378
15  Jake Wright, Milford, Utah  $33,026
16  Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia  $30,963
17  Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.  $29,000
18  Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand  28,228
19  Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah  $27,620
20  Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.  $27,306

Tie-down Roping

1  Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas  $75,641
2  Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas  $70,918
3  Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas  $69,833
4  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.  $68,443
5  J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah  $56,399
6  Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $55,541
7  Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.  $51,674
8  Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.  $50,653
9  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho  $46,358
10  Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas  $44,074
11  Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.  $42,324

12  Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.  $41,385
13  Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas  $38,133
14  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas  $35,807
15  Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas  $34,958
16  Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas  $33,644
17  Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga.  $33,526
18  Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas  $32,605
19  Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas  $32,545
20  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.  $31,064

Steer Roping

1  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas  $53,829

2  Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas  $45,357
3  Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas  $43,148
4  Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.  $39,032
5  John Bland, Turkey, Texas  $38,226
6  JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas  $34,511
7  J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas  $32,880
8  Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas  $30,063
9  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.  $29,625
10 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $27,716
11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.  $26,417
12  Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.  24,090
13  Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas  $24,049
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  $22,461
15  Shay Good, Midland, Texas  $21,263
16  Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas  $18,455
17  Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.  $17,457
18  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.  $16,659
19  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.  $16,027
20  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas  $15,143

Bull Riding

1  Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $94,118
2  Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.  $81,472
3  Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho  $81,368
4  Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.  $71,861
5  Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah  $67,580
6  Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.  $62,440
7  Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.  $59,471
8  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah  $57,314
9  Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas  $53,578
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa  $50,169
11 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas  $49,613
12  Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho  $45,203
13  Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas  $44,786
14  Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas  $44,300
15  Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.  $41,674
16  Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah  $41,100
17  Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah  $39,413
18  Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas  $36,398
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas  $36,086
20  Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta  $34,064

*2017 Barrel Racing (June 26, 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  $150,011
2  Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.  $89,444
3  Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas  $82,943
4  Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.  $78,655
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas  $77,359
6  Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.  $60,102
7  Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas  $50,668
8  Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas  $48,267
9  Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.  $44,992
10 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas  $43,075
11  Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.  $42,796
12  Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla.  $36,926
13  Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas  $36,414
14  Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.  $36,129

15  Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.  $34,059
16 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas  $32,168
17 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas  $31,959
18  Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla.  $28,801
19  Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas  $28,573
20  Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas  $27,695

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through June 26, 20171

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., $36,505
2 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., $31,053
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., $29,471
4  Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, $26,235
5  Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho  $21,086

6  Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa   $16,204

7  Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas  $15,995
8  Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho  $15,901
9  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah   $15,204
10  Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas  $14,880

11  Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas  $13,796
12  Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas  $13,433
13  Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas  $10,909
14  Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.  $10,849
15  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas  $10,651
16  Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas  $10,502
17  Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas  $10,423
18  Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas  $10,077
19  Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas  $9,941
20  Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La.  $9,848

 

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
June 21, 2017

Benton snares Rodeo Xtreme Bulls crown

RENO, Nev. – With his first career Xtreme Bulls Division 1 victory within reach, Trey Benton III rose to the occasion.

The Rock Island, Texas, cowboy had an electric 88-point ride on Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo’s Spotted Demon in the short round to win the two-head average with 174.5 points on June 15.

“I had never been on that bull before, and he’s pretty widely-known for not being ridden, ever,” Benton said. “I just knew I needed to stay in the middle. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible.”

When Benton was bucked off, winning the event was the last thing on his mind.

“It was a dogfight and I was going to him the whole time and I didn’t know how long I was riding,” he said. “I landed on my feet, but I didn’t think I made it (the whistle). I was hoping I made it, but I knew it was close. I was ready for heartbreak because I ride for seven seconds all the time. When they said I did make it, I was like, ‘heck yeah, I will take it.’ That bull was strong and definitely as good as advertised.”

The victory formula for Benton was set in motion when he had an 86.5-point ride on Western Rodeos’ Area Code to finish second in the long round at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Benton finished just in front of Brennon Eldred (172.5 points), Tim Bingham (172) and Sage Kimzey (168). Kimzey is the reigning three-time PRCA world champion.

“I was so happy that I did good and won because I don’t think I have ever placed at an (Xtreme Bulls) Division 1 event in my career,” Benton said.

Benton is no stranger to success. He’s a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier (2012-14), and in 2014, he finished a career-best third in the world standings with $164,471, thanks to placing in three rounds at the WNFR.

Unfortunately for Benton, his 2015 and 2016 seasons were sabotaged by injuries. In 2015, he was sidelined because of knee surgeries. Then, in 2016, he once again was out of action with a torn groin, a tear in his labrum, his right hip and a sports hernia.

Finally healthy, Benton has returned to top form in 2017, capturing big wins at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up. He was 15th in the June 12 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $37,412, but thanks to earning $12,643 at the Reno Xtreme Bulls event, he moved up to eighth place in the June 19 standings with $50,055.

Still, Benton is keeping things in perspective.

“Nothing,” Benton said about what this victory means. “It’s a long summer. My goal is just to stay on every bull.”

This was Benton’s second career Xtreme Bulls victory as he also won a Division 2 event in Gladewater, Texas, in 2014. Benton joins the 2017 Xtreme Bulls Division 1 winners list which is comprised of Kimzey (Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 17-18), Ty Wallace (San Antonio, Feb. 25) and Tristan Mize (Fort Mohave, Ariz., March 11).

•Kimzey earned $5,452 at the Reno Xtreme Bulls to take over the lead in the X-Bulls standings with $32,213. Kimzey is followed by Brennon Eldred ($31,053) and former season leader Ty Wallace ($29,471).

•When the June 19 world standings were released, two new leaders emerged. Team roping heeler Billie Jack Saebens is now in first place with $58,190, overtaking Cory Petska ($57,734) for the top spot. Tie-down roper Marcos Costa also is now in the season lead with $68,090, passing now second-place Marty Yates ($65,261).

Red Rock highlights St. Paul Rodeo inductees

Courtesy of Ruth Nicolaus

ST. PAUL, Ore. – He’s the first of his type to be inducted into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame, and in his prime, he brought fear and intimidation to the hearts of his opponents.

Red Rock, one of the most famous bulls in rodeo history, leads the class of 2017 which will be inducted into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame on June 29. Red Rock was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990.

The bull was born in 1976 and raised near Burns, Ore. As a 2-year-old, the red tiger-striped brindle Brahma-Hereford cross was purchased by Mert Hunking.

In 1984, Don Kish and John Growney bought the bull, sight unseen, for $10,000. They took him to PRCA rodeos, where his unridden streak continued.

Not only did Red Rock have a 100 percent buck-off rate during competition, but he was incredibly smart. It seemed Red Rock could sense what the rider was about to do, and would turn the opposite way, which resulted in throwing the rider off.

“He knew what hand a guy was using,” Kish said. “He always bucked away from their hand.”

Red Rock is best known for the matchups with ProRodeo Hall of Famer Lane Frost. The matchups were publicized up and down the West Coast, and out of seven of them, Frost covered Red Rock four times. The sixth match was at the St. Paul Rodeo on July 4, 1988, where Red Rock bucked off Frost, tying the matchup at 3-3.

Red Rock was retired from ProRodeo competition in 1987 at the age of 11, an unusually long time for a bucking bull to work. After 309 official buck-offs and no cowboy making the eight-second buzzer on him, (his matchup with Frost was for publicity only, not official competition) he was the 1987 World Champion Bucking Bull. Red Rock was brought out of retirement the next year for the Lane Frost match-ups.

Red Rock passed away in 1994.

Other inductees into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame are cowboy Joe Ruda, one of the most prominent bareback riders in the Columbia River Circuit, who won the circuit title five times in the 1980s. He won the St. Paul Rodeo in 1981 and ’83.

Frank and Rita Foltz, of Woodburn, Ore., will be inducted into the Hall in the category of general membership. Active members of the St. Paul Rodeo Association since the mid-1980s, they were involved first in ushering and selling tickets, and have been on the queen and court committee, and helped with the grounds, hospitality, art show, and special events.

Shirley Ernst joins the Hall in the category of rodeo notables. The St. Paul woman’s father, Maurice Smith, was one of the rodeo’s founders, and she was rodeo princess in 1943 and queen in 1944.

In the timed-event category, steer wrestler Trevor Knowles will be inducted. The Mt. Vernon, Ore., man has qualified for 13 consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeos.

The St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame induction will be held June 29 at the rodeo grounds, beginning at 5 p.m. (PT). A barbecue steak dinner is served, with libations and socializing prior to the meal. Artists will be on hand for a “quick draw,” and an auction benefitting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund is held following the meal. Tickets are $32 and must be purchased prior to the event; they can’t be purchased at the door. Tickets are on sale at StPaulRodeo.com. For more information, visit the website or call 503.633.2011.

12 Champions Crowned at College National Finals Rodeo

Courtesy of Johna Cravens

CASPER, Wyo. – From a pair of repeat titlists to a freshman phenom, 12 college athletes earned national championships June 17 at the 69th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) at the Casper Events Center.

Team ropers Cole Wheeler and Wesley Thorp were the only repeat champions, winning their second straight title, but their first for Texas Tech University. Last year they represented Weatherford College (Wheeler) and Ranger College (Thorp). They entered the championship round tied with a team from Gillette (Wyo.) College for second overall. Both trailed the leaders from Sam Houston State University by one-tenth of a second. Neither of the other top contenders managed to rope their steer, while Wheeler and Thorp clocked a 5.5 to place second in the round.

A Sam Houston State University freshman from Victoria, Texas – Lane McGehee – dominated the bareback riding. He won two of the three preliminary rounds and scored 79.5 points on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Spicy Chicken to place second in the championship round, a point behind Sheridan College’s Hunter Carlson. McGehee’s average win was by an almost unheard-of 16 points.

The biggest jump to claim a national title came from bull rider Cole Melancon of Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas). The Liberty, Texas, sophomore was ranked halfway down the top 12, at sixth, after qualifying for the championship round. He had just one qualified ride in the first three rounds. Melancon put together an 85-point effort on MoBetta Rodeo’s Blindside to win the championship round and the national title by 4.5 points. No bull rider could make more than two qualified rides during this year’s CNFR.

Tie-down roper Reid Zapalac of Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), saddle bronc rider Preston Burr of New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs) and steer wrestler Denver Berry of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant) were the other three new champions who came into the finals with the lead and held on to win titles.

Berry, a senior, did it by wrestling his steer in 3.9 seconds to tie for first in the championship round. Zapalac’s time of 8.8 placed second in the championship round and Burr’s score of 74 was enough to tie for fourth in the finals.

The all-around cowboy title went to Cole Frey of McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.) who qualified for the final round in both team roping and steer wrestling. Panhandle State University (Goodwell, Okla.) won the men’s team championship and Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) earned the women’s team title.

Texas A&M University junior Hailey Kinsel and her mare DM Sissy Heyday, who she calls “Sister,” took the barrel racing title. The Cotulla, Texas, cowgirl did not win any of the first three rounds, but stopped the clock in 14.06 seconds to win the championship round and the average.

The College National Finals Rodeo features the top student-athletes in rodeo from the 11 regions of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association competing for national championships.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will continue to livestream the Reno Rodeo at 7 p.m. each day from June 19-24.

On June 15, Reno Rodeo officials were made aware that VividSeats.com is selling Reno Rodeo tickets ranging from $45-$100. After an investigation by ticket office officials, it is confirmed that these are valid tickets that are being sold at a more than 100 percent markup. “The Reno Rodeo encourages anyone looking to come to the event to purchase tickets at MyNevadaTickets.com or at the ticket office on the grounds,” said Executive Committee Member and former Ticket Chairman Bill Johnson in The Record-Courier. “We encourage people against purchasing tickets through third parties and are saddened by third parties that take advantage of people in these situations. While we cannot control who sell tickets online, no selling of tickets above their list price is allowed on the rodeo grounds.” “The rodeo has been a proud Reno tradition for 98 years now,” said Reno Rodeo President Brad Sidener. “We want to ensure that it remains a family-friendly event, which includes keeping ticket prices low.”

Dr. Lawrence Schufeldt was bestowed the 2017 Trail Boss Award at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte, Neb., during the final performance of the rodeo June 17. Schufeldt, a chiropractor, has volunteered his expertise at the rodeo since the early 1990s, helping cowboy and cowgirl contestants stay in good physical shape, so they can compete. Schufeldt grew up on the family ranch south of Whitman and competed in high school rodeo. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in 1985 and returned to North Platte two years later, where he and his wife, Jeannie, had three daughters: Danae, Krista and Erica. He was part of the Wrangler Sports Chiropractic Program, which later became ProSports Chiropractic. In his earlier days, he offered his services at ProRodeos across Nebraska and Kansas. As his girls got older, he limited himself to the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, so he could spend more time at their activities.

Parsons Stadium will look the same when the Rodeo of the Ozarks kicks off its 73rd annual event June 21 in Springdale, Ark. Rodeo officials have yet to find funding for a plan that would create a major overhaul to the stadium. “We’re still about where we were last year. We had some things fall through, a couple setbacks on funding,” Rick Culver, executive director of the rodeo and a member of the City Council, said in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “[But] we’re still pulling ahead with the fundraising. We’re still on track.” The Benevolent Foundation, which owns the rodeo and the rodeo grounds, hopes to raise more than $15 million for renovations grouped into four phases. Each phase has a specific dollar amount to complete, Culver said. “A wishful start date is as soon as possible, but we will not start until we have enough money to do the phases,” Culver said.

For the first time – June 17 to be exact – Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) held a Kids Exceptional Rodeo, and it attracted 14 competitors from Los Lunas, Bosque Farms, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Mary Jo Pope, the Rodeo de Santa Fe treasurer, saw it as a good first step for an event organizers hope grows into a popular one. “We were really happy with the turnout,” Pope said in the Santa Fe New Mexican. “The participation we got, the volunteers who turned out, it was really good for us.” Rodeo de Santa Fe takes place June 21-24.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“What we do here is celebrate the heritage tradition of Alberta in the rodeo sense. It’s a cowboy’s rodeo and we’ve always kept it that way.”

– Ponoka Stampede president Blair Vold said to the ProRodeo Sports News about the upcoming Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, June 27-July 3.

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through June 19, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas   $72,549

BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa   $87,076

SW:  Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.  $106,775

TR-1:   Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  $61,824

TR-2:  Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.  $58,190

SB:  Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas  $94,576

TD:  Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas  $68,090

BR:  Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $91,018

SR:  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas  $50,337

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through June 19, 2017

All-around

1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas  $72,540

2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $65,403

3 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $64,211

4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas $52,614

5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif  $47,144

6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev  $43,867

7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla  $41,747

8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  $40,958

9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss  $35,420

10 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas  $32,546

11 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. $29,104

12 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, NM  $28,428

13 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Nev. $27,166

14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw, Valleym Calif.  $26,924

15 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.  $20,773

16 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, OK  $20,592

17 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.  $19,456

18 Adam Rose, Willard, MO  $18,409

19  John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa $18,032

20  McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla  $15,856

Bareback Riding

1  Tim O’Connell, Swingle, Iowa  $87,076

2  R. C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif $76,110

3   Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.  $70,077

4  Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas  $61,469

5  Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas $57,846

6  Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah  $47,343

7  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France $46,712

8  Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. $43,655

9  Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.  $42,379

10  Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.  $42,186

11  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. $38,439

12  Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore.  $37,053

13  Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah  $36,985

14  Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho  $36,850

15  Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas  $34,912

16  Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. $33,884

17 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba  $33,303

18  J. R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo  $29,819

19  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. $28,819

20  Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.  $26,799

Steer Wrestling

1  Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.  $106,775

2  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.  $71,494

3  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho  $53,344

4  Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis  $49,275

5  Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah  $46,786

6  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.  $40,568

7  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. $38,021

8  Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas  $37,335

9  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.  $35,039

10  Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta  $33,688

11 J. D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.  $32,905

12 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark  $32,723

13  Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.  $32,591

14  Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas $32,027

15  Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas $28,036

16  Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis  $27,813

17  Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev $25,911

18  Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho  $25,543

19  Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La  $23,978

20  Shane Frey, Duncan, OK  $21,482

Team Roping (header)

1  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  $61,824

2  Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. $58,190

3  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  $57,734

4  Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.  $53,672

5  Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga  $51,844

6  Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.  $47,702

7  Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.  $41,254

8  Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.  $28,167

9  Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla  $27,647

10 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore  $26,534

11 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. $25,567

12 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta  $24,367
13 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla  $23,889

14 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif $23,803

15 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.  $23,211

16 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn $21,981
17 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.  $21,335

18 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $21,302

19 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash  $21,137

20 Blake Teixeira,Tres Pinos, Calif.  $20,964

Team Roping (heeler)

1  Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.  $58,190
2  Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.  $57,734
3  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.  $53,295

4  Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudent, Brazil  $51,844
5  Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas  $49,846

6  Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas  $48,484
7  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore  $46,063

8  Jake inor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $41,254

9 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, MO  $33,156

10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. $31,678
11 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.  $26,431

12 John Robertson, Polson, Mont.  $25,183
13 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta $24,367
14 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz.  $22,599

15 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.  $21,577

16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.  $21,302

17 Bradley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $21,137

18 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz.  $19,777

19 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.  $19,612

20 Cody Hogan, Athens, Texas $19,507

Saddle Bronc Riding

1  Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas  $94,576
2  CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah  $63,863

3  Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta  $63,703

4  Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.  $54,872

5  Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.  $48,367

6  Andy Reed, Spearman, Texas  $44,942

7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah  $44,873
8  Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta  $42,261
9  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.  $35,663

10 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.  $35,592
11 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah  $34,941
12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah $32,425

13 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas $30,507
14 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah  $29,430

15 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah  $27,620

16 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La  $26,206

17 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.  $25,613

18 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia   $25,269
19 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand  $24,562

20 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas  $24,196

Tie-down Roping

1  Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas  $68,090
2  Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas  $65,261
3  Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas  $63,991
4  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.  $63,558

5 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah  $56,399

6 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.  $48,454
7 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla  $48,006
8 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $46,305

9  Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas  $42,655
10 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.  $41,385

11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho  $40,874
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan  $38,540
13 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas  34,864
14 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas  $32,545
15 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga  $31,444
16 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas  $31,047
17 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas  $29,910
18 Ace Stone, Cuero, Texas  $29,515
19 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.  $25,953
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas  $25,745

Steer Roping

1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas  $50,337

2  Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas  $41,131
3  Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $39,401
4  John Bland, turkey, Texas  $37,676

5  JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas  $34,511
6  Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.  $33,724
7  J. Tom Fisher, Andews, Texas  $31,540
8  Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas  $30,063

9  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo  $29,347
10 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $26,556

11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo  $25,313
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas $23,655

13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.  $21,393
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $19,253
15 Shay Good, Midland, Texas  $18,307

16 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas  $16,638

17 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.  $16,607
18 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas  $15,143
19 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.  $15,113
20  Reo Lohse, Kaycee,Wyo.  $14,843

Bull Riding

1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $91,018

2  Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho  $77,412
3  Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.  $75,413
4  Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.  $70,948

5  Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah  $65,578
6  Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.  $59,061
7  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah  $55,362
8  Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas $50,055
9  Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas  $49,613

10 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla  $48,142
11 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Ioa $46,044
12 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas  $44,786

13 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas  $41,305
14 Guthrie urray, Miami, Okla  $39,804
15 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah  $38,385
16 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah  $36,386
17 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas  $36,086
18 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho  $34,184
19 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, texas  $33,150
20 Elliiot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas  $32,933

*2017 Barrel Racing (June 19, 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  $148,432
standings.

2  Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.  85,069
3  Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas  $80,017
4  Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore  $75,909
5  Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas  71,307
6  Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.  $47,825
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas $46,271

8  Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas  $45,090
9  Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark  $44,992
10 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas  $43,075
11 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.  $41,682

12 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.  $34,059
13 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas  $32,168
14 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas  $31,959
15 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.  $30,455
16 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas  $29,943
17 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla.  $29,872
18 Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla.  $28,801
19 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas  $27,702
20 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis  $27,104

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through June 19, 2017

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla  $32,213
2 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla  $31,053
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo  $29,471

4  Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $26,235
5  Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho  $21,086
6  Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa  $16,204
7  Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas  $15,995
8  Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho  $15,901
9  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah  $15,204

10 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas  $14,880
11 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas  $13,796
12 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas,  $13,433

13 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas  $10,909
14 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.  $10,849
15 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas  $10,651
16 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas  $10,502

17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas  $10,423
18 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas  $10,077
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas  $9,941
20 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La  $9,848

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