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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 5-24-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 24, 2017

Proctor captures WCC Redding victory

REDDING, Calif. – Experience paid dividends for bull rider Shane Proctor May 20.

The 2011 world champion had all his talents on display – mainly his ability to recover – en route to an 87-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s O Zone to win the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at the Redding Rodeo Grounds.

“That was a great little bull of Mike Corey’s and on that third jump he got me to the outside really bad, but on the next jump he really hung in the air and it gave me a chance to get back to the center, and after that he was just awesome,” said Proctor, a five-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER (2011-13, 2015-16).

Proctor, who was competing for Team Coors, drew a bull that has been taking riders to the pay window this season. Derek Kolbaba split the win at the Redding Rodeo, which ended May 19, with his 87.5-point ride on O Zone.

Proctor had never been on O Zone and he acknowledged he thought he let a great opportunity slip through his hands about three seconds into his ride.

“I was thinking, ‘Damn, I messed this bull up,'” Proctor said. “I was mad at myself. But luckily I took the fight to him and fought back to the center and it was good from there.”

Proctor earned $4,756 for his performance before the cheers of the 6,200 fans in the stands, and he hopes this will kick-start his season. The Grand Coulee, Wash., native wasn’t in the top 50 in the May 22 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“This is a big-time boost of confidence,” said Proctor, 32. “I was real excited to have this bull. It was getting frustrating this season and this is good for me as I start to go into the summer run. Every good streak starts with one (ride), and this is it.”

Proctor knows what’s like to make up ground in the world standings. A year ago, he made a late-season charge to qualify for the WNFR in the No. 15 spot. Once in Vegas, Proctor got on a heater and won the WNFR average title after earning $192,064. He finished third in the world.

“The plan is to get back to Vegas,” Proctor said. “When the summer starts, I just try to make up all the ground I can. I know I’ve done it before and I know I can do it again. Sometimes I just need to remember bull riding is fun and I need to go out at it like that. That’s what’s fun about going to rodeos and these Champions Challenges – it’s a fun atmosphere. I’m a cowboy and I love what I do.”

Other winners at the $92,800 rodeo were bareback rider on the Boot Barn team R.C. Landingham (87 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Adalida), steer wrestler Matt Reeves of Polaris RANGER (4.1 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira of Experience Kissimmee (3.4 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jake Watson of team Las Vegas (87 points on Big Stone Rodeo’s Rubels), tie-down ropers Marcos Costa of team Wrangler, and Cade Swor of team Coors (8.2 seconds each) and barrel racer Tiany Schuster of Justin Boots (17.15 seconds).

Driggers and Nogueira’s time is a new record for the WCC, which began in 2013, and the fastest team roping time so far in 2017. Trevor Brazile/Travis Graves and Tom Richards/Allen Bach shared the WCC team roping record as each posted 3.9-second times in Omaha, Neb., in 2014.

It also was a Redding Rodeo Grounds arena record. The arena record was 4.0 seconds, set by Wade Wheatley/Kyle Lockett in 2006.

 

  • Four cowboys have won money at all three 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenges presented by Justin Boots: reigning World Champion Team Ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler, 2015 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Jacobs Crawley and 2015 World Champion Tie-down Roper Caleb Smidt. In 2016, only one cowboy kept his streak alive all season by winning money at all 10 Wrangler Champions Challenges – saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw.
  • Coors Banquet leads the unofficial WCC team standings with $36,192, followed by Justin Boots with $31,958 and Boot Barn with $31,146.
  • Here are the Wrangler Champions Challenge leaders in each event through three WCC events: bareback rider Orin Larsen, Coors, $7,888; steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge, B&W Trailer Hitches, $6,148; team roping header Levi Simpson, Polaris RANGER, $7,540; team roping heeler Jeremy Buhler, Polaris RANGER, $7,540 each; saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley, Resistol, $8,236; and bull rider Cole Melancon, $7,888. The next WCC events are Santa Maria, Calif., June 1, and Spanish Fork, Utah, June 3.
  •  Tie-down roper Hunter Herrin is the only cowboy to have three 7.0-second or faster runs for the season; he made 6.6-and 6.9-second runs in San Antonio and 7.0 seconds at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward, Calif., last weekend. Herrin won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo and earned $1,816 for his performance.
  • There were a couple of changes atop the May 22 WEATHER GUARD®

PRCA World Standings. Caleb Smidt took the lead back in the all-around standings from Tuf Cooper. Smidt has earned $63,754, while Cooper is second with $59,667. Luke Brown is the new team roping heeler leader with $59,388. Erich Rogers dropped down to second in the standings with $55,672.

Pratt wins Redding and splits Killeen

REDDING, Calif. – Tie-down roper Jake Pratt was two-for-two this past weekend.

On May 19, he won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and then split the win at Rodeo Killeen (Texas) the next day.

Pratt was the first up for slack at Redding and nailed 16.5 on two – and before the dust settled in California and his win was solidified, he had already tied for the lead at Killeen with Reese Riemer at 8.9 seconds.

“That 6 a.m. flight wasn’t any fun,” Pratt said with a laugh. “People always ask what’s in my rope can.”

On May 17, the 29-year-old cowboy burst into the Redding arena on a borrowed horse named Irish, owned by Oregon cowboy Roger Nonella, and placed second in the first round with an 8.0. He went on to split the win in the second round with Shane Hanchey, clocking in at 8.5 seconds, which placed him 1.5 seconds ahead in the average.

“That horse was pretty dang awesome and a lot of that success is due to that horse,” Pratt said. “Those calves at Redding went to Red Bluff and Clovis (Calif.) and everyone knew them. I knew the one I had in the first round was good at the other rodeos – I just flew in there and rode.”

Prior to this win at Redding, Pratt wasn’t even in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 50. Now, the $5,659 he won at Redding gave him a healthy boost in the world standings, to No. 30. He’s hoping for a shot at qualifying for what would be his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

“It’s been a slow year so far, but man, if I stay where I’m at, it would be a big boost for the summertime – just got to continue and keep winning and hopefully I’ll be in Vegas in December,” Pratt said. “I went to the winter rodeos and had a slow start, but this last month has been pretty good, so we’ll keep doing that the rest of the year.”

Pratt placed at some previous rodeos in California and credits his turning point this season to his new 10-year-old sorrel gelding American Quarter Horse that he got from Colorado cowboy Scotty Shelton.

“I got him in February and things started coming together,” Pratt said. “For me, he scores really good and he can run – so that helps a lot, those are his two best qualities.”

Pratt has been competing in ProRodeo since late 2008 and his best year was in 2014 when he ranked No. 17 in the world standings. Now, he’s on track to possibly top his personal best.

“I’ll continue what I’ve been doing and take advantage when I draw good calves,” Pratt said.

He already has his eyes set on Sisters, Ore., and Reno, Nev., in June.

Other winners in Redding were all-around cowboy Chant DeForest ($6,447 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Ty Breuer (84.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo’s Gone Fishing), steer wrestler Sterling Lambert (9.1 seconds on two head), team ropers Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein (9.7 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (85.5 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Starbucks), barrel racer Lake Mehalic (17.21 seconds) and bull riders Derek Kolbaba (87.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s O Zone), Sage Kimzey (87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Clean-n-sober), and Brady Portenier (87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Cold Chill)

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Any cowboys traveling through Wyoming this summer should be advised of a rockslide that occurred May 19, about 10 miles south of Thermopolis, Wyo., along U.S. Highway 20 between mileposts 121.7 and 122.2 – an area known as Big Windy Curve, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Travelers should expect traffic delays of up to 40 minutes, six days a week, during the rock/mud cleanup and emergency repair project. Options for avoiding this key stretch of highway are limited. Travelers can head north from Casper along U.S. Highway 25 and cut across the Bighorn Mountains through Buffalo and into Worland. The route adds about four hours and involves steep mountain passes that could be dangerous for small vehicles towing large trailers. They can also head north from Rock Springs along U.S. Highway 191 through Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park. This route adds about three-and-a-half hours of driving – assuming there’s no traffic jams from the Park’s 4 million annual tourists – and a $30 park entrance fee at the gate as well. Travelers through the Cowboy State can monitor road conditions at https://map.wyoroad.info/wtimap/index.html or by calling 511 while in Wyoming … Dean Gorsuch, a two-time PRCA world champion steer wrestler (2006, 2010), was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington on May 12. Gorsuch received a certificate in welding and joining technology from EWC. In the fall of 2016, Gorsuch was added to the ranks of welding faculty at EWC. “I just love this place,” said Gorsuch in the Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) May 19. “At other schools, it’s easy for students to get lost. Here at EWC, we get to know you, care about you, and put our hearts into ensuring your success.” … Billie Roy (Bill) Stephens, of Stephens Brothers Rodeo Co., passed away May 4 in Ontario, Ore. He was 77. Stephens was a PRCA Gold Card member and he and his family provided livestock to many collegiate and PRCA rodeos over the years, including the National Finals Rodeo from 1974-78 and 1981-89. Stephens Rodeo sent 86 animals to the WNFR, consisting of 28 bareback horses, 27 saddle bronc horses, and 31 bulls. There will be a celebration of life party in Stephens’ honor on June 10, at Kimball Park, 618 Irving Street, in Caldwell, Idaho, at the corner of Kimball and Grant, from noon to 3 p.m. (MT). Contact Tim McNarie at prcabullfighter@gmail.comfor more information … Kelley LaCoste, a former veteran PRCA bullfighter and clown, passed away May 11. He was 69. LaCoste worked the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton five times in the 1970s and 1980s as a bullfighter, and was chosen to work the CFR as a barrelman/clown from 1991-93. LaCoste retired from bullfighting in 1982 to concentrate fully on his clown acts … Matthew Hughes of West Plains, Mo., was hired recently as the new rodeo coach and faculty member at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, N.M. “Our rodeo team has responded extremely well to the new coach,” said Thomas W. Newsom, president of Mesalands. “We are very excited to have Matt leading our rodeo team, becoming a new faculty member and joining our community.” Hughes has competed in the rodeo arena since he was 7 years old and has been around all aspects of the sport. Specifically, Hughes has several years of experience in the business side of rodeo. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from Missouri Valley College (Marshall), and was the assistant rodeo coach at Missouri Valley College for the last two years … The late Hadley Barrett headlines the 13-member, 2017 class that will be inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame in Ainsworth. Barrett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1999, passed away March 2, 2017, at age 87. The induction ceremony will take place June 10 in Valentine.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through May 22, 2017

 

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $63,754
BB: R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $76,110
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $105,267
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $59,388
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,110
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $61,865
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $77,123
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $47,519

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 22, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $63,754
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 59,667
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 57,784
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 50,366
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 44,203
6 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 36,360
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 31,355
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 30,701
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 27,326
10 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 26,033
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 24,420
12 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 21,731
13 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 18,876
14 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 18,639
15 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
16 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,779
17 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 13,459
18 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 13,039
19 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 12,713
20 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654

 

Bareback Riding
1 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $76,110
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 71,467
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 64,410
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 53,226
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 52,918
6 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 41,633
7 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
8 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 39,265
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,985
10 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 34,841
12 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 34,192
13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 32,008
14 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 30,612
15 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
16 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 26,922
17 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 23,727
18 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 23,049
19 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 22,287
20 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 20,767

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $105,267
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 65,669
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 46,016
4 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 41,077
5 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,988
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 35,591
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
8 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 31,732
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 31,622
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 31,558
11 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 29,779
12 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 29,072
13 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 27,684
14 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 25,803
15 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 24,664
16 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 24,272
17 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 23,704
18 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 22,992
19 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 22,883
20 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $59,388
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 55,672
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 48,459
4 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 44,851
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 43,304
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 41,315
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 38,388
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,868
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 24,639
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 23,211
11 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 22,185
12 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
13 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 20,587
14 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 20,464
15 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 20,326
16 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 19,246
17 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
18 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 19,080
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 18,729
20 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,524

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 50,859
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 45,468
4 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 44,851
5 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 44,634
6 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 43,304
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 42,583
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 38,388
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 30,622
10 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 25,183
11 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 21,865
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,476
14 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 19,260
15 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 19,246
16 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
17 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,524
18 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
19 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,877
20 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $87,110
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 60,475
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 57,767
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 46,907
5 Tyrell J Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 41,645
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 41,365
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 38,756
8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 33,584
9 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 32,787
10 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 27,625
11 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 27,440
12 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 27,141
13 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 26,595
14 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
15 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 23,788
16 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,904
17 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,630
18 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 22,421
19 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 20,900
20 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 20,591

 

 

Tie-down Roping

1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $61,865
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 55,196
3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 52,015
4 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 50,994
5 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 50,654
6 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 41,155
7 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,933
8 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 39,792
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 39,410
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 38,433
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 37,721
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 32,592
13 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 30,077
14 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 28,985
15 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 26,230
17 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 25,961
18 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 24,216
19 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,097
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 23,031

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $47,519
2 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 37,676
3 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 34,242
4 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 33,320
5 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 30,063
6 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 29,517
7 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,248
8 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 25,687
9 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 24,587
10 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 24,371
11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 20,603
12 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 20,590
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 19,119
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 17,181
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 15,282
16 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 14,685
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 14,055
18 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 13,780
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 13,377
20 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $77,123
2 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 68,537
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 65,071
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 56,746
5 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 48,177
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 45,096
7 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 42,492
8 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 42,223
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 42,152
10 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,834
11 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 35,381
12 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
13 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 33,230
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 33,230
15 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
16 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 31,757
17 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 29,921
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 29,464
20 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 28,161

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (May 22, 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 $136,926
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 71,368
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 59,140
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 46,139
7 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 41,806
9 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 40,405
11 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 35,363
12 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 32,808
13 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 29,560
14 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 26,105
15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 26,000
16 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
17 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 24,919
18 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 24,595
19 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 22,873

 

 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 22, 2017

 

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $29,471
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 23,075
3 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 21,492
4 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
5 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,861
8 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 8,208
12 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
13 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
14 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 7,556
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
16 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
17 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
18 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
19 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
20 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486

 

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 5-9-17

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 9, 2017

 

Erickson keeps victory parade rolling

GUYMON, Okla. – It didn’t take much more than a moment for steer wrestler Ty Erickson to create another winning moment.

The Montana cowboy, who is having a phenomenal season, added the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo to his 2017 victory list.

Erickson claimed his latest title with a 13.0-second time on three head to win the average.

“Man, anytime you can win a ProRodeo it means a lot,” said Erickson who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 245 pounds. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s Helena (Mont.), Guymon (Okla.) or San Antonio, anytime you can win a rodeo against the caliber of guys who are going, it always feels really special.”

For Erickson’s latest victory, he earned $4,779 – $2,638 for the average.

Erickson came into the weekend leading the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $95,501. Now, he has $100,279 and a $36,287 lead in the May 8 standings over second-place Tyler Waguespack, the reigning world champ and Erickson’s traveling partner.

“In steer wrestling, horsepower means so much,” he said. “If you’re riding a good horse it gives you a chance to win every time, and makes your job that much easier.”

Erickson acknowledged this present regular season has been hard for him to fathom.

“This year has been unbelievable,” Erickson said. “It seems like every rodeo I’ve gone to, I’ve had chances to win. I have drawn a lot of good steers, but I also think a lot of it is that I’ve been able to ride good horses and travel with a good crew. We (Waguespack and Clayton Hass, his traveling partners) feed off each other. If one man is not doing so well that week the other two are right there encouraging him to do good. I think that is what is pretty special about our rig.”

During his Guymon victory, Erickson had horsepower provided by Outlaw, a horse owned by Waguespack.

A year ago, Erickson arrived at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER as the season leader, but left Las Vegas in seventh place in the final world standings.

“It’s a long season and we are just going to keep going to the rodeos we go to, and try and win as much money as we can,” Erickson said. “I didn’t do so hot at the Finals last year and I learned that rodeo is pretty humbling and you just have to worry about one steer at a time and not worry about the last one.”

Other winners at the $253,433 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($7,199 tie-down roping, team roping, and steer roping), bareback rider Clayton Biglow (86.5 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Bar Code), team ropers Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison and Brooks Dahozy/Tommy Zuniga (23.6 seconds on three head each), saddle bronc riders Heith DeMoss (87 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo’s Total Equines Angel Fire), and Rusty Wright (87 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again), tie-down roper Brazile (23.1 seconds on three head), barrel racer Tracy Nowlin (35.0 seconds on two runs), steer roper Brian Garr (41.0 seconds on three head) and bull riders Trevor Reiste (84 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo’s Bandit) and Roscoe Jarboe (84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Apollo’s Gold).

  • There was one change atop the May 8 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Tuf Cooper surpassed Caleb Smidt to take the lead in the all-around standings. Cooper has earned $59,445, while Smidt is right behind at $58,619..
  • Tie-down roper Trevor Brazile’s 23.1-second time in the three-head average at Guymon was a new arena record. Hunter Herrin held the three-head average record with a 23.6-second time in 2012.

Powder River Rodeo’s Lipstick N Whiskey passes away

Courtesy of Susan Kanode

            RIVERTON, Wyo. – Lipstick N Whiskey, a 13-year-old mare owned by Powder River Rodeo of Riverton, Wyo., died May 6 from complications during foaling. Lipstick N Whiskey had made five trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where she carried four saddle bronc riders to go-round wins.

Her first trip to Las Vegas for the WNFR was in 2010, where  2009 World Champion Jesse Kruse rode her for 87 points. In 2015, Rusty Wright won the third round on her with an 86.5. Last year, his younger brother, Ryder, had the exact same result. Then, their father, Cody, rode her in the eighth round for 88 points to earn another go-round buckle.

“We are devastated,” said Lori Franzen, who along with her husband, Hank, own Powder River Rodeo. “She was an outstanding mare and not just an important part of our program, she was part of our family.”

The Franzens buried Lipstick N Whiskey on their ranch next to her sire, Cut The Cards, who was selected for the NFR three times. He passed away last year.

Her dam, Bay Rum, had also been selected for the NFR. Also buried in Powder River’s bucking horse cemetery is Khadafy Skoal, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2012. He earned PRCA’s top bareback horse of the NFR on three occasions – in 1994, 1996 and 1999.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Bull rider Cody Rostockyj, who made his debut at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, finishing seventh in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, is sidelined for six weeks while recovering from a broken right (riding) wrist. Rostockyj suffered the injury April 25 when he was bucked off Dakota Rodeo’s Red Bone at the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event in Wharton, Texas. Rostockyj had surgery on May 3. “I wish I had a cool story about getting stepped on or hurt somehow; but I got on the bull and he walked out, and when he did, I got up over him a little bit and he hop-skipped and jerked my wrist really hard. I had a fracture in my wrist and they put a screw in it during surgery to make sure it heals. I just need to get healthy and get back rolling again and get done as much as I can.”

Soren Anton “Tony” Wiese, a three-time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo in steer wrestling (1979, 1983-84), passed away March 10 in Tulsa, Okla. He was 71. Wiese finished 12th in the world standings in ’79 and ’83 and was 15th in ’84. He finished a career-best ninth in the average at the ’83 NFR. That season, he also won a career-best $40,393. Anyone who would like to share a story or memory about Tony, or receive a card memorializing him, please send your contact information to his daughter Melissa Sizemore, P.O. Box 45, Ripley, OK 74062

 

“Longmire” actors Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (Deputy Ferg) will be the grand marshals at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Parade on July 4. The Cody Stampede kicks off on June 30 with the Xtreme Bulls event, followed by the four-day long stampede rodeo. The author of the “Longmire” novels that the Netflix series is based on will also be a special guest at this year’s Cody Stampede. Craig Johnson is a resident of Ucross, Wyo., near where the “Longmire” series takes place in fictitious Absaroka County.

 

Children at the Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, got a rodeo experience of their own during Rodeo Corpus Christi as Miss Rodeo America Lisa Lageschaar, barrelman/rodeo clown Gizmo McCracken, bullfighters Blue Jeanes and Weston Rutkowski, and rodeo commissioner Bill Lathrop Jr. took time out of their busy schedules to help put smiles on the kids’ faces. The rodeo group paid a visit to the hospital on the morning of April 28 to sign autographs, cheer up the children and inspire them.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We tried to brighten up their day. It was a lot of fun. Sometimes I wonder if it doesn’t encourage us more than it does the kids.”

– Barrelman/rodeo clown Gizmo McCracken said about the visit he made with a rodeo group to Driscoll Children’s Hospital on April 28.

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through May 8, 2017

 

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $59,445
BB: R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $67,977
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $100,279
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $58,882
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $47,519

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 8, 2017

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $59,445
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 58,619
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 57,784
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 49,327
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 40,457
6 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 34,190
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 31,355
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 27,869
9 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 24,535
10 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 24,494
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,458
12 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 18,876
13 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 17,511
14 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
15 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,205
16 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 13,039
17 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,864
18 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 12,713
19 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 10,740

 

Bareback Riding
1 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $67,977
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 65,067
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 62,905
4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 50,472
5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 47,495
6 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 40,083
7 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
8 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,272
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 35,658
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 33,910
12 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 29,553
13 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
14 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 26,515
15 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 26,501
16 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 26,139
17 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 22,078
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 20,982
19 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 20,568
20 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 19,337

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $100,279
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 63,992
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 44,798
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,988
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 36,514
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 35,591
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 29,779
9 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 28,917
10 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 27,625
11 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 26,466
12 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 26,219
13 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 25,803
14 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 24,716
15 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 24,272
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685
17 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 22,417
18 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 22,376
19 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 21,086
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 20,636

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 53,399
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 48,459
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 43,304
5 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 40,907
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 35,512
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 31,886
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,868
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 24,639
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 22,608
11 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
12 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 21,242
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 20,326
14 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 19,547
15 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
16 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 19,080
17 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,369
18 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 17,765
19 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 17,256
20 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 17,191

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 44,870
3 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 44,634
4 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 43,304
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 40,907
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 40,812
7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 39,666
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 31,886
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 30,622
10 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 24,143
11 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 21,865
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,476
14 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
15 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,369
16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
17 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 17,256
18 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,877
19 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675
20 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 16,171

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 58,261
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 52,250
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 43,782
5 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 40,901
6 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 39,541
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 38,292
8 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 32,339
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 32,018
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 27,141
11 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 25,083
13 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 24,298
14 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,904
15 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 22,679
16 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,468
17 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 22,421
18 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 22,204
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 20,591
20 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 20,202

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $58,882
2 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 50,654
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,061
4 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 45,458
5 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 45,117
6 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 40,736
7 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,896
8 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 38,303
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 38,288
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 34,447
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 33,107
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 31,298
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 27,675
14 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 26,321
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 26,230
17 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 23,262
18 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 23,029
19 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 22,960
20 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,192

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $47,519
2 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 34,458
3 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 33,320
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 31,425
5 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 29,517
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,248
7 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 24,587
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 24,371
9 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 24,229
10 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 21,596
11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 20,000
12 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 19,652
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 19,119
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 16,846
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 15,282
16 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 13,780
17 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 13,411
18 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 13,377
19 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164
20 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 12,240

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 63,862
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 60,798
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 49,366
5 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 42,492
6 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 41,610
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 41,095
8 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 40,704
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 40,164
10 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,285
11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
12 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 34,224
13 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
14 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 29,790
16 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 29,295
17 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 28,421
18 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 28,121
19 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 26,984
20 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 26,966

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (May 8, 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 $128,695
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 69,301
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 56,017
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 45,569
7 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 41,938
8 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
9 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 36,042
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 35,339
11 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 32,808
12 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 28,181
13 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 27,261
14 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
15 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 24,436
16 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
17 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 23,895
18 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 23,541
19 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 22,594
20 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 21,882

 

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 8, 2017

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $29,471
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 23,075
3 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 21,492
4 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
5 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,861
8 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 8,208
12 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
13 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
14 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 7,556
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
16 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
17 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
18 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
19 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
20 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 2, 2017

 

Glover grabs first NCFSR victory

TORRINGTON, Wyo. – After five trips to the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Chris Glover of the Mountain States Circuit grabbed his first title with a 9.7-second run in the four-man final round April 30.

Glover, 56, kicked things off strong by tying for third place with Travis Mills in Round 1 with an 11.9. Although the second round was a 14.0-second run for Glover, he remained in the average standings, ranking third with 25.9 on two head.

“I had a tougher time in the second round,” the Colorado cowboy said. “The third round was all fresh steers and mine ducked down to the left fence and I missed him. I was a little disappointed, but I kept roping and trying – it goes back to what my dad always told me, ‘you can only rope and tie as fast he lets you.'”

Once the Top 8 cowboys are determined from the first six rounds, they’ve all got equal footing for a chance at the title. At the end of the first six rounds, Glover was tied for seventh place with Chance Kelton – both cowboys had a time of 63.7 seconds on five head.

The semi-finals featured some of the big names – Rocky Patterson, Reo Lohse, Howdy McGinn, Chet Herren, Mark Milner, Jason Evans, Kelton and Glover.

“I sat there and was counting the guys who made it and thought if they stubbed their toe and if I kept roping, I’d get to that round – and when it came, I drew a good steer,” Glover said. “He was really good and, heck, I did the same thing with him that I did with the rest of them.”

When the dust settled on the eight-man round, only four cowboys were left standing – Lohse with 9.9, Herren with 10.2, Glover with 10.6 and Kelton with 11.4.

“For the final one, I had a big peace come over me and I knew I couldn’t change my plan,” Glover said. “I would rope as fast as the steer would let me, and that’s what I did – I just felt I got off a step earlier.”

Glover shaved nearly a full second off his time in the final round, clocking in with a blazing 9.7-second time.

As if winning the NCFSR wasn’t enough, Glover’s horse, Cooper, was voted the top horse at the NCFSR.

“That young horse did good – I’m really proud of him,” Glover said.

  • Jess Tierney set an arena record in Round 5 of the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping with an 8.6-second run – a half-second faster than the previous record, a 9.1 that was set by Bryce Davis in 2011.
  • There were a couple of changes atop the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Caleb Smidt surpassed Josh Peek to take the lead in the all-around standings. Smidt has earned $58,619, while Peek is right behind at $57,784. Bareback rider R.C. Landingham capped his stellar April by becoming the standings leader. With his win at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, Landingham has $66,842, just ahead of reigning world champion Tim O’Connell’s $65,067 total.

Spears captures Clovis crown

CLOVIS, Calif. – This has been quite the month for bull rider Jordan Spears.

Just over three weeks after winning $13,077 at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., Spears returned to the pay window at the Clovis Rodeo.

Spears had a 90-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s O Zone to take home the title at this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold rodeo.

“This is the first time I’ve won Clovis,” said Spears, a native of Redding, Calif., which is about five hours from Clovis. “All the big California rodeos are something every guy wants to win at some point in his career, and Clovis was a big one to check off my list. This was my first 90-point ride at a PRCA rodeo, which was cool.”

Just last weekend, O Zone got the best of Spears, bucking him off at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up. On April 29, he was ready for redemption.

“I made a little mistake when I got on that bull at Red Bluff,” Spears said. “This time I had a feel for him. He went right in Red Bluff and got me rocking in my hand, and this time I was ready for whatever he threw at me and it just so happened he went left, right into my hand, and it felt good. When you’re in the right spot, it all flows together when everything is working. I just had a clear mind and I had 100 percent confidence that I was going to ride this bull.”

Spears, who made his ride April 29, was just two points off the Clovis Rodeo bull riding record of 92 points established by Rodney Lidgard in 1992.

“It was a boost to me to know that I drew a good bull and at a rodeo like this and I was able to come through,” Spears said.

Spears acknowledged he’s hopeful to keep his hot streak going.

“It has definitely been a good month,” he said. “To win a big chunk of change at the RNCFR, and have that count toward the standings, and come out here and win Clovis – a prestigious rodeo in California – has made this a great month, and I want to keep this momentum going.”

Other winners at the $280,391 rodeo were all-around cowboyTrell Etbauer ($4,257 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider R.C. Landingham (86 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Trip Wire), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge (21.5 seconds on four head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (28.9 seconds on four head), saddle bronc riders Taos Muncy (86.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell) and Allen Boore (86.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Strawberry Rocket), tie-down roper Reese Riemer (37.3 seconds on four head), and barrel racer Kimmie Wall (51.25 seconds on three runs)

Corpus Christi gives Moore present

CORPUS, CHRISTI, Texas – When tie-down roper Timber Moore heard he had won the title at Rodeo Corpus Christi, it was a belated birthday present for the Aubrey, Texas, cowboy.

Moore, who turned 31 on April 29, clocked a three-head time of 28.3 seconds in Corpus Christi, and it was just enough for the victory when the dust settled April 30.

“This is my biggest win so far this year – I’ve had a slow season so far and haven’t won a lot of money or any big rodeos, until this one,” Moore said. “I only had about $12,000 this season, so I should be up to about $17,000 now after this win.”

Moore earned a total of $5,287 for winning his first Rodeo Corpus Christi title. However, after his first run, it didn’t look like he’d be the victor. But he battled through adversity to earn a narrow win.

“My first one kicked and I was 10.9, and then I came back with a good one in the second and third round,” Moore said. “After having a tough first one, you just have to come back and be as fast as you can and not make mistakes.”

He was solid in his last two runs, winning the second round with an 8.0, and then placing fifth in the final go with a 9.4. His average time of 28.3 seconds was enough to hold off Caleb Smidt by three-tenths of a second, and Marcos Costa by four-tenths.

“I rode Cimarron Boardman’s sorrel mare,” Moore said. “She worked great for both of us – he was actually winning the average after two head before drawing a bad one in the third round. I sure didn’t think I was going to hang on to win it because there were a lot of good guys up on Sunday.”

Moore has established himself as one of the best ropers around the past four years, as he’s made it to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER each year since 2013, and also went in 2011.

He owns Colonel, the 2016 PRCA/AQHA Tie-down Roping Horse of the Year, which means he’s also confident he can win anytime.

“I have a really good horse right now, and I expect myself to rope well enough to be back at the NFR this year,” Moore said. “When you have a horse like that, you always have a chance to win, and have to use your opportunities when you get them.

“This time of year, a win like this means a lot, because it’s nice to have a boost before you start into the summer run. Hopefully I can have some momentum and get things rolling to where I can make the Finals again this year.”

So, what did Moore do on his birthday, one day after roping in Corpus Christi?

“I flew out of San Antonio at 6 a.m. and roped at Clovis (Calif.) that afternoon,” he said with a laugh. “I had a steak with a couple of buddies and then went to bed so I could drive from Clovis to Guymon (Okla.) on Sunday.”

Other winners at the $223,325 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($3,364 in tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (89.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Big League), steer wrestler Cole Edge (15.3 seconds on three head), team ropers Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith (19.0 seconds on three head), saddle bronc riders Ty Manke (86.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force) and Taos Muncy (86.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Miss Ellie) steer roper John Bland (45.2 seconds on four head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (29.72 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Garrett Smith (87.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Show Off).

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Jacobs Crawley, the 2015 PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion, is expected to be sidelined for 10 days with a sprained right wrist on his riding hand. Crawley is leading the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with 82,152.”I jammed it in Red Bluff (Calif.) last week getting off with the pick-up man and hitting the ground hard,” Crawley said. “Then, I was getting on bulls all week and I got on a bull in Jourdanton (Texas) on (April 27), the night before Corpus Christi (Texas), and I stretched my foreman out real bad and I couldn’t squeeze my rein in Corpus. I tried to ride in Corpus and I got bucked off in one jump. I was supposed to go to California the next day and I just doctored released out of this next week of rodeos to try and get healthy, and leave that bull riding to the bull riders.” Crawley had not ridden bulls in about 11 years, and he rode some practice bulls leading up to competing in Jordanton. “I was riding bulls to test myself to see if I could still do it. I had a lot of fun and it was a blast doing it, but once it started messing with my bronc riding, that might have been the debut and finale (of his bull riding) all on one. I got bucked off in Jourdanton right before the whistle.”

 

Kaycee Feild, a four-time bareback riding world champion (2011-14), will be out of action for six to eight weeks after suffering a broken right riding arm April 28 at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. “I was riding a young horse at Clovis and at about six or seven seconds he got mad and threw himself down,” Feild said. “He drove my elbow into the ground where his weight came up over and he compressed my arm down into the ground. I broke my right arm in 2010 and I still have plates and screws in that arm and it broke this time right at the end of the plate. My goal is to get back by the Reno Rodeo and then hit the road hard for the Fourth of July.” The Reno (Nev.) Rodeo takes place June 15-24.

 

Walter E. Mecomber of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away April 27. He was 83. He was a fifth-generation Cheyenne resident. Mecomber worked for KFBC television station as a cameraman and farm and ranch reporter.  He was a civil engineer at Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., from 1962-94. Mecomber worked for several rodeo companies as the arena gate man, and he was a volunteer on the contestants’ committee and the committee for Cheyenne Frontier Days. He was proud to be able to say he attended 80 consecutive Cheyenne Frontier Days celebrations.

 

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo trail ride returns this year. Sponsored and organized by the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse, the ride is set for May 11. Lineup begins at 7 a.m. (CT) at the PCSP grounds in Weatherford at 2251 Mineral Wells Highway, just west of the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway. Riders must have release forms signed and be ready to leave at 8 a.m. Forms can be found on the PCSP’s website www.parkercountysheriffsposse.com/pages/Trail-Ride.htm. The Mineral Wells Rodeo is May 11-13 .

 

The start of the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo was delayed to Tuesday. Blizzard conditions and high moisture snarled traffic in and around Guymon as of Sunday afternoon. Steer roping was scheduled to begin Monday, but organizers have opted to postpone it until 9 a.m. (CT) Tuesday at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena. Instead of four go-rounds, steer roping will only feature three rounds. “It’s important that we keep everyone as safe as possible, and this is in the best interest for the contestants, their horses and the livestock they’re going to compete on,” said Earl Helm, president of the committee that produces the annual rodeo. “The arena itself is in good shape. It can handle a lot of moisture, so that’s not the delay. The travel conditions are dangerous, so it’s just best to be safe.” The rest of competition should go on as scheduled. The rest of the timed events – tie-down roping, team roping and steer wrestling – will take place Wednesday and Thursday, and the first round and part of the second round of barrel racing is set to begin Friday morning. Forecasters are predicting a slight chance of rain Wednesday, but the rest of the week looks to be clear of poor weather. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m., May 5; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., May 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I’ve just been getting my feet under me and staying consistent, and getting ready for the summer and I think I’m in the right place.”

– Bull rider Trey Benton III said on Pro Rodeo Roundup with Rob Matthews. Benton has been battling injuries the past couple of years and won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Rodeo and is 16th in the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $28,421.

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 24, 2017

 

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $58,619
BB: R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $66,842
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $95,501
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $57,793
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $44,478

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 1, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $58,619
2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 57,784
3 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 57,658
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 45,905
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 38,215
6 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 31,685
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 31,355
8 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 24,541
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 24,494
10 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 20,669
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,458
12 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 18,876
13 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 16,487
15 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,205
16 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,193
17 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 12,038
18 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
19 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 11,152
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 10,740

 

Bareback Riding
1 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $66,842
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 65,067
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 62,905
4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 49,419
5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 45,551
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
7 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 38,974
8 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,272
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 35,132
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 33,910
12 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 27,075
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 26,501
15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 25,662
16 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 22,184
17 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 21,406
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 20,982
19 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 20,568
20 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 18,931

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $95,501
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 59,978
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 44,798
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,810
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 36,514
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 35,591
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 33,705
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 28,450
9 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 27,625
10 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 26,219
11 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 26,062
12 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 24,716
13 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 24,618
14 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 22,987
15 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685
16 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 22,376
17 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 21,588
18 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 21,443
19 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 21,086
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 19,680

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 51,852
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 46,367
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 43,304
5 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 40,907
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 35,512
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 31,886
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,868
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 24,639
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 22,608
11 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
12 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 21,242
13 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
14 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 19,113
15 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,369
16 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 17,765
17 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 17,455
18 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 17,260
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 17,195
20 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 16,062

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 43,324
3 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 43,304
4 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 42,541
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 40,907
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 40,812
7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 39,502
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 31,886
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 29,212
10 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
11 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 22,051
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 21,865
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,385
14 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
15 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,369
16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
17 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,877
18 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675
19 Brock Hanson, Bennett, Colo. 16,068
20 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 16,062

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 56,300
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 52,250
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 43,782
5 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 40,901
6 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 39,195
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 38,292
8 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 32,339
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 32,018
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 26,212
11 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 24,468
13 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 24,298
14 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,904
15 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 22,679
16 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,468
17 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 22,204
18 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 21,153
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 20,591
20 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 17,146

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $57,794
2 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 50,692
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,061
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 44,612
5 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 40,825
6 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,896
7 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 37,293
8 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 37,125
9 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 35,816
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 34,447
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 33,149
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 31,298
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 27,675
14 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 26,321
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 26,230
17 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 23,029
18 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,192
19 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 22,058
20 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 21,172

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $44,478
2 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 33,522
3 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 33,320
4 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 29,517
5 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 29,487
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,248
7 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 24,587
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 24,371
9 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 22,792
10 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 20,661
11 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 19,652
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 18,061
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 17,715
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 15,282
15 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 13,972
16 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 13,780
17 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 13,377
18 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164
19 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 12,240
20 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 12,111

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 60,275
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 57,109
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 48,554
5 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 42,492
6 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 41,610
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 41,095
8 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 39,954
9 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,285
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 35,451
11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
12 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
13 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
14 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 30,637
15 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 28,889
16 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 28,421
17 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 26,966
18 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 26,892
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 26,691
20 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 26,172

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (May 1, 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 $126,953
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 69,301
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 54,127
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 44,851
7 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
8 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 40,444
9 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 34,467
10 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 33,360
11 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 30,008
12 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 27,971
13 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 27,261
14 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
15 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 24,436
16 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 23,541
18 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 22,594
19 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 21,755
20 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 21,375

 

 

 

 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 1, 2017

 

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $25,884
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 22,263
3 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 21,492
4 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 20,680
5 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,861
8 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 8,208
12 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
13 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
14 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
15 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
16 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
17 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
18 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
19 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 6,357

 

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
April 28, 2017

Rodeo world remembers Harry Vold

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Duke of the Chutes was remembered in grand fashion Monday.

A standing-room only crowd paid tribute to ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractor Harry Vold during an emotional memorial service at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s courtyard. The memorial service was emceed by veteran ProRodeo announcer Boyd Polhamus.

Vold passed away March 13 at the age of 93 in his sleep at his home in Avondale, Colo.

“This was a great tribute to what a good person he was and that he was a great friend to other people,” said Kirsten Vold, Harry’s daughter, who will continue to run her father’s rodeo company. “This was wonderful. I also think how great it is that all these people get to see each other who normally don’t get to see each other for many years.”

Harry Vold is one of only two stock contractors to provide animals for every National Finals Rodeo, which has been held annually since 1959.

Vold, while operating the Harry Vold Rodeo Company, was chosen PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year 11 times (1982, 1987-96), which is tied for the most selections with Stace Smith ProRodeos.

Jerry Nelson, who runs Frontier Rodeo Company and has been selected PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year the past two years, took a moment Monday to talk about Vold.

“I think we’re all going to miss him,” Nelson said. “We’re going to miss his point of view and miss his tips and just miss talking to him. I loved calling him on the phone and saying, ‘Hey, Harry, what do you think about this? Or what do you think about that?’ I wouldn’t be in the rodeo business if it wasn’t for him selling me those mares like he did years ago; I would call him all the time and talk to him. I’m going to miss him, and there will not be another Harry Vold.”

Jake Vold wins Montgomery with a 90.5

MONTGOMERY, Ala, – Jake Vold nailed the fourth-best bareback ride of the 2017 season and won the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., with his 90.5-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Short Night.

“I try to win every rodeo, but I’ve got a lot of ground to make up now that everything counts, so I need to keep winning,” Vold said. “It’s going to take quite a bit of money this year – every win is key.”

Vold was No. 27 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings prior to his $4,893 win on Saturday night. He moved up to 17th in the March 20 world standings.

“It feels good, but it’s early in the season you know, so I’m picking away where I can,” Vold said. “But any time you win a rodeo, it’s a good feeling.”

Competition was stiff, but Vold set the bar high with his 90.5 ride, leaving Kaycee Feild in second with an 89.5 and Caleb Bennett in third with an 88.

“They had some rank horses and I drew a good one and just ended up being lucky tonight, I guess,” Vold said.

Vold placed second in the 2016 world standings and tied for second in the average at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. He kicked off the new year with an early split-win and an 86.5-point ride at the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Miss., in early February.

Since then, Vold’s been cooling off from his win in the South by taking some time off at his home in Alberta, Canada.

“I come down and rodeo here and there – can’t rodeo 365 days a year – I’m just getting started” Vold said. “We got a little buffalo set up there, and some cows, just ranching around up there and keeping myself busy.”

Up next, the 30-year-old bronc rider is heading to Rodeo Austin (Texas) which is underway until March 25.

“I’m just going to keep doing what I do, enter the big ones and get on the good ones,” Vold said.

Other winners at the $102,018 rodeo were all-around cowboy Nelson Wyatt ($2,038 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Matthew Mosseau (3.3 seconds), team ropers Keven Daniel/Justin Yost (4.5 seconds), saddle bronc riders Audy Reed on Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman, Clay Elliott on Frontier Rodeo’s Cross Fire, and Zeke Thurston on Frontier Rodeo’s Popsicle (87.5 points each), tie-down ropers Tyler Milligan and Shane Hanchey (7.8 seconds each), barrel racer Carlee Pierce (15.84 seconds), and bull riders Dustin Bowen on Frontier Rodeo’s Highway Man and Kolby Radley on Frontier Rodeo’s Footloose (89 points each).

News & Notes from the rodeo trail
Longtime Casper (Wyo.) College rodeo coach Tom Parker passed away March 15 of cancer. He was 69. Memorial services for Parker will be held at 1:30 p.m., March 28, 2017, at Highland Park Community Church in the Sanctuary in Casper. Parker was in charge of the Thunderbirds men’s and women’s rodeo teams for more than 25 years. During his time at Casper College, Parker led three women’s teams to the season-ending College National Finals Rodeo. In recent years, however, it was the men’s team that garnered national attention as the red-vested T-Birds won three Central Rocky Mountain Region titles (2011-12, 2015) and qualified for the CNFR at the Casper Events Center five of the past six years.Juanita (Nita) Mary Humphrey Clark of Redmond, Ore., joined her beloved husband, Gene Clark in Heaven on March 12, 2017. She was 89. On the rodeo circuit, she served as a timer for Beutler Brothers and Beutler & Son. After Gene retired from the PRCA, they produced kids’ rodeos where she was business manager of the Gene Clark Junior Rodeo Association.

 

The PRCA continues to receive a jolt in mainstream media, thanks to journalist John Branch. The renowned New York Times writer wrote a story for his newspaper on rodeo and the Wright family. The six-page piece ran in The New York Times on March 15, 2015, on PRCA’s world championship saddle bronc riding family. That story was selected for the 2016 Best American Sports Writing anthology and Branch has plans on extending the story on the Wrights into a book. In a Facebook post March 15, Branch said the following: “With luck, the book (still untitled) will be out in a year,” Branch said. “Proud to know the Wrights, an incredible family with a timeless story.” Branch joined The New York Times in 2005 as a sports reporter. He won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2013 for “Snow Fall,” a story about a deadly avalanche in Washington State.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Tom wanted to make sure his kids became good citizens and good contestants. That’s what he strived for. He’ll leave a lasting impression on a lot of kids.”

– University of Wyoming rodeo coach George Howard on Casper College rodeo coach Tom Parker, who passed away March 15. 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through March 20, 2017

 

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville,Texas $50,328
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $56,846
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $66,874
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $46,209
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $46,209
SB: CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah $55,940
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $42,584
BR: Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $48,865
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, TX   $41,752

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through March 20, 2017

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $50,328
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 50,177
3 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 41,852
4 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 40,868
5 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 27,562
6 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 26,572
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,232
8 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 23,877
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 18,642
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 17,521
11 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
12 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 13,557
13 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,187
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 12,086
15 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
16 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 9,555
17 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 9,298
18 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 8,517

 

Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $56,846
2 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 42,716
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 42,274
4 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
5 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 34,554
6 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 30,469
7 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
8 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 25,150
9 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 24,092
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 23,452
11 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 23,380
12 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 19,992
13 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 17,635
14 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 17,351
15 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 16,861
16 Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M. 15,661
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 14,918
18 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 14,792
19 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 14,420
20 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 13,535

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $66,874
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 49,280
3 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 29,272
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 26,770
5 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 26,449
6 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 25,785
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 22,957
8 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 20,902
9 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 20,153
10 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 19,482
11 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 17,676
12 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 17,581
13 Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla. 17,220
14 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 16,116
15 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 15,904
16 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 15,535
17 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 15,409
18 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 14,441
19 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 14,172
20 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 14,105

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $46,209
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 39,368
3 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 36,378
4 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 31,505
5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 25,766
6 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,076
7 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 22,166
8 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
9 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 19,804
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 19,239
11 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 18,076
12 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 16,068
13 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 14,779
14 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 14,628
15 John Alley, Adams, Tenn. 13,446
16 Cody Tew, Belgrade, Mont. 13,055
17 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 12,936
18 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 12,345
19 Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 11,943
20 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 11,627

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $46,209
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 39,368
3 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 36,378
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 29,407
5 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 27,719
6 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 22,637
8 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 21,882
9 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 19,804
10 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 18,076
11 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 17,723
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 17,540
13 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 15,861
14 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 15,856
15 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 13,974
16 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 13,446
17 York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 13,023
18 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 12,779
19 Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D. 12,578
20 Cody Hogan, Athens, Texas 12,206

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah $55,940
2 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas 51,203
3 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 39,832
4 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 31,704
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 27,235
6 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 22,065
7 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 21,796
8 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 21,167
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 20,248
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 19,526
11 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 18,552
12 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 17,735
13 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 17,133
14 Tyrell Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 17,019
15 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 16,846
16 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 16,125
17 Cooper DeWitt, Rio Rico, Ariz. 15,571
18 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 14,466
19 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 13,926
20 Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 13,402

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $42,584
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 37,840
3 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 34,788
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 34,061
5 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 32,360
6 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 32,319
7 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 31,835
8 J.C. Malone, Plain city, Utah 31,177
9 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 27,995
10 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 24,032
11 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 21,178
12 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 21,148
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 19,070
14 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 17,771
15 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 17,089
16 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 16,657
17 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 15,851
18 Michael Otero, Krum, Texas 15,382
19 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 15,346
20 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 15,344

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $41,752
2 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 26,683
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 25,469
4 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 22,482
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 20,168
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 19,905
7 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 18,330
8 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 17,321
9 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 16,416
10 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 16,323
11 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 12,572
12 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 11,340
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 10,306
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 10,285
15 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 9,773
16 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 8,914
17 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 8,810
18 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 8,287
19 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 7,790
20 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 7,714

 

Bull Riding
1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $48,865
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 45,253
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 42,653
4 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 39,950
5 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 39,648
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 37,054
7 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 34,770
8 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
9 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 28,121
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 27,815
11 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 27,789
12 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 26,129
13 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 25,872
14 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 23,944
15 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 22,440
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 21,479
17 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 20,653
18 Dave Mason, Burnet, Texas 19,749
19 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 19,588
20 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 19,567

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (March 20, 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 $75,094
2 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 58,705
3 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 52,137
4 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 32,885
5 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 28,362
6 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 23,362
7 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 22,843
8 Brooke Rix, Skidmore, Texas 21,194
9 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 19,579
10 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 19,320
11 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 18,624
12 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 17,645
13 Sabra O’Quinn, Ocala, Fla. 17,240
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 16,660
15 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 16,614
16 Calyssa Thomas, Harrold, S.D. 16,586
17 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 16,501
18 Taylor Carver, Broxton, Georgia 14,876
19 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 13,930
20 Suzanna Hill, McDavid, Fla. 13,169

 

 

 

 

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through March 20, 2017

 

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $25,884
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 22,263
3 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 20,680
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 20,453
5 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
6 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,134
7 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
8 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 10,332
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
12 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
13 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
14 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
15 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
16 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
17 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
18 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 6,357
19 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 6,338
20 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 6,266

 

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
April 18, 2017

Bloom wins Clark County Fair & Rodeo

Bareback rider Wyatt Bloom’s rookie season is off to a booming start.

The grand total of $6,280 he won at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Nev., pushed him even further ahead of his competition in the PRCA Resistol Rookie Standings and could be just the boost he needs to burst the bubble and get into the Top 15 of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“I’m just overwhelmed, because I try to take it one rodeo at a time and not get too caught up in the standings,” Bloom said. “I know there is a lot of season left, and while my goal is to make the Finals, I just want to keep making solid rides to stay in the hunt for the NFR.”

Bloom kicked off the Logandale rodeo by winning the first round with an 84-point ride on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Caddy Wagon, despite some equipment issues with his bareback rigging.

“I’m really fortunate it worked out,” Bloom said. “I told myself I want to make it and won’t stop until it works out. This weekend proved that I can do it. All my hard work and time to the sport is paying off.”

Winning Logandale brought this 23-year-old Oregon cowboy a bit of redemption as his 84.5-point ride on another Bridwell horse, Beaver Fever, in the final round sealed the deal to win the average.

“The last time I got on that horse, he made me do two cartwheels,” Bloom said. “That was a couple of years ago in Canby, Ore., when I was on my permit.”

Bloom led the 2016 RAM Columbia River Circuit standings by more than $10,000 while still on his permit and he’s on track for a repeat performance his rookie year. The win in Logandale moved Bloom up two spots in the world standings to 14th.

“I’ve been working towards it for a while,” Bloom said of getting into the Top 15. “I’m pretty tickled about it.”

Although Bloom comes from a family of ropers, he found his niche on the roughstock end while trying to earn all-around points in high school.

“Roping is fun, but it’s just a good feeling when you make a good ride on the back of a bucking horse and ride something that bucks hard and gets in the air – I like roller coasters and stuff like that,” Bloom said. “I try not to take it all for granted, just keep pushing forward; I just love to rodeo and am excited to be doing good, on top of it.”

Up next, Bloom is heading to the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, which is set for April 21-23. From there, Bloom has his sights set on competing in both Canada and the U.S.

“I figured I might as well, I live in the North anyway,” Bloom said. “I want to rodeo on both sides of the border.”

Some time close to home would be nice for Bloom and his newlywed wife, Raegan Bloom, he said.

Other winners at the $246,373 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($3,593 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge (15.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz (16.1 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright (163 points on two head), tie-down roper Tim Pharr (26.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Amberleigh Moore (34.42 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Garrett Smith (176 points on two head).

Skirts & Spurs raises nearly $23,000 for JCF

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The third annual Skirts & Spurs Brunch and Style Show raised nearly $23,000 for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund during the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., on April 8. This new infusion of cash brings Skirts & Spurs’ total contribution to the JCCF up to a grand total of $85,000.

JCCF is a 501c3 charity that awards 100 percent of all contributions as direct assistance to cowboys injured in rodeo competition. JCCF covers everything from living expenses to non-medical costs while ProRodeo cowboys are unable to compete.

Guests at the fundraising event participated in live and silent auctions and raffles for more than 50 items from local donors, national sponsors and PRCA rodeo committees.

The brunch and style show featured celebrity models, including RNCFR barrel racers and state rodeo queens, as 2017 Miss Rodeo America Lisa Lageschaar emceed the event. Several PRCA cowboys assisted as well, including Heith DeMoss, R.C. Landingham, Ardie Maier, Andy Carter, Michael Riggs and Cody Kiser. DeMoss was also the drawing emcee.

Two of the fundraiser’s celebrity volunteers went on to win RNCFR titles – Landingham won the bareback riding and Emily Miller won the barrel racing.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Wranglernetwork.com will livestream the Red Bluff (Calif.) PRCA Rodeo at 2:30 p.m. (PT) April 22, and at 1:30 p.m. April 23.

The Bull Riding Hall of Fame recently announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class. The inductees are bull riders Denny FlynnBill KornellDick GriffithChris ShiversRandy Magers and Lane Frost, bullfighter Rob Smets, legends Clem McSpaddenand Bob Tallman, and bull Bodacious. The Bull Riding Hall of Fame and induction ceremonies are May 19-21 at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stockyards. Complete schedule, tickets and hotel information may be found at www.bullridinghof.com.

The Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, Rooftop Rodeo Estes Park (Colo. and Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo in Loveland, Colo., have combined to award the contestant who earns the most combined money at the three rodeos in 2017. That award will be called the Rodeo 34 Award, and the inaugural winner also will receive a $3,000 gas and grocery gift card, along with a pure beaver custom cowboy hat. The winner also will be featured during the 2017 PRCA Mountain States Circuit Finals Oct. 27-28 at The Ranch in Loveland. “This new partnership will be a great way to recognize and award the contestant that competes at all three rodeos,” Estes Park Western Heritage Inc. Chairman Mark Purdy said in a news release. “We felt it was important to provide items to help keep the contestant on the road like fuel and food. Hopefully, we can continue add to the prizes.” The award is named after U.S. 34 – the highway that connects the three rodeos. The Greeley Stampede is the first out of the three events (June 23 to July 4), followed by the Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo (July 5-10), and then the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo (Aug. 7-9) .

The Alamosa (Colo.) city council has again decided to sponsor the Alamosa Round-Up rodeo in 2017, which takes place June 20-25. A 2016 economic impact study estimated the Round-Up provided $1.6 million worth of economic impact to the area, and its associated Christmas light parade another $120,000, Round-Up committee member Dawn Honeycutt told the city council during a recent meeting. Honeycutt said because the Round-Up made some money last year, she was asking less from the city to help sponsor the event. She said she was only asking for a $4,000 sponsorship this year, which the council unanimously approved. Councilman Ty Coleman thanked the Round-Up committee, and particularly the Honeycutt family, for putting the rodeo and Christmas parade together. Councilman Michael Stefano added, “It’s really a great event. It’s about as American as apple pie and hot dogs.” Honeycutt said last year’s Round-Up rodeo was a great event with a total of 448 contestants – cowgirls and cowboys from all over the country.

The Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and Q97 are gearing up for round one of the Redding Rodeo Karaoke Contest on April 20 at Bleacher’s Sports Bar and Grill on Hilltop Drive for the 18-and-over venue. Signups and warm ups are between 7-8:30 p.m. (PT), and the contest kicks off at 8:30 p.m. All those who qualify move on to the finals at the Redding Rodeo Steak Feed on May 13 to compete for a $500 cash grand prize, second place ($300) and third place ($200). There will be two other chances to qualify – round 2 (April 27), and Round 3 (May 4). The Redding Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver Rodeo, takes place May 17-19.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Doug was such an important part of our organization. You don’t just hand that off to someone else and move on. His contribution is sorely missing.”

– Clark County Fair Manager Kevin Willard said in the Moapa Valley (Nev.) Progress about longtime Clark County Fair board member and rodeo director Doug Schwartz. Schwartz passed away June 23, 2016, when he was struck by a car crossing the street in Elko, Nev. A special tribute was held for Schwartz on April 15 at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 17, 2017

AA: Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $56,105
BB: Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. $60,615
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $91,959
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,642
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,642
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $82,890
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $53,168
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $67,797
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, TX   $42,405

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 17, 2017

All-around
1 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $56,105
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 55,636
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 53,679
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 44,097
5 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 29,368
6 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 27,706
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,482
8 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 23,877
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 19,695
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,429
11 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 17,477
12 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
13 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,205
14 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,187
15 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
16 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 10,579
17 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 10,174
18 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 9,555
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 9,298
Bareback Riding
1 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. $60,616
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 58,646
3 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 55,797
4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 47,375
5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 43,637
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
7 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 38,562
8 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 35,718
10 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 33,568
11 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 29,250
12 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 26,288
14 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 25,826
15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 24,370
16 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 20,982
17 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 20,227
18 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 17,713
19 Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M. 16,902
20 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 16,748
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $91,959
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 57,520
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 41,060
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 38,426
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 34,063
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 33,913
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 30,285
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 26,642
9 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 25,159
10 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 24,268
11 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685
12 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 21,710
13 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 21,086
14 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 20,153
15 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 19,841
16 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 19,134
17 Dean McIntyre, Cloncurry, Australia 19,018
18 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 18,525
19 Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla. 18,347
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 18,296
Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 48,859
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 46,327
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 36,552
5 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 36,378
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 35,449
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 31,608
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,076
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 22,200
10 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
11 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 20,663
12 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 20,003
13 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
14 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,369
15 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 17,455
16 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 16,359
17 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 16,062
18 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 15,276
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 14,909
20 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 14,779
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 42,541
3 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 40,330
4 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 39,502
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 38,057
6 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 36,552
7 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 36,378
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 31,608
9 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 23,352
11 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 22,051
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 19,881
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,385
14 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
15 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,369
16 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675
17 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 16,062
18 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 15,856
19 York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 14,242
20 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 13,974
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $82,890
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 55,940
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 47,117
4 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 40,149
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 37,860
6 Tyrell J Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 36,361
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 33,751
8 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 31,157
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 27,265
10 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
11 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 24,122
12 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,267
13 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 22,065
14 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 21,798
15 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 21,796
16 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 19,748
17 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 18,648
18 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 17,799
19 Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 16,515
20 Cooper DeWitt, Rio Rico, Ariz. 16,324
Tie-down Roping
1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $53,168
2 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 49,898
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 45,121
4 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,526
5 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 38,795
6 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 38,773
7 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 37,293
8 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 37,125
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 32,199
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 31,835
11 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 30,150
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 27,933
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 26,623
14 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 25,124
15 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 24,911
16 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 23,029
17 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,192
18 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 20,065
19 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 19,726
20 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 17,171
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $42,405
2 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 28,488
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 25,469
4 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 22,482
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 21,071
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 19,905
7 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 18,488
8 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 18,330
9 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 17,226
10 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 16,416
11 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164
12 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 12,044
13 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 11,606
14 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 11,340
15 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 10,660
16 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 10,306
17 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 9,401
18 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 8,287
19 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 7,790
20 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 7,714
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $67,797
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 55,418
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 50,776
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 47,134
5 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 40,622
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 38,299
7 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 36,401
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 32,211
10 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,182
11 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 31,928
12 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 29,201
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 28,889
15 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 25,872
16 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 25,612
17 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 24,955
18 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 23,944
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 22,050
20 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 21,479

*2017 Barrel Racing (April 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 $113,634
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 63,673
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 43,774
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 37,463
7 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 37,202
8 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 36,112
9 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 30,993
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 30,441
11 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 29,941
12 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
13 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 23,660
15 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 22,843
16 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 22,686
17 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 22,630
18 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 21,375
19 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 21,252
20 Brooke Rix, Skidmore, Texas 21,194
2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through April 17, 2017

 

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $25,884
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 22,263
3 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 20,680
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 20,453
5 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
6 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,134
7 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
8 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 10,332
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
12 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
13 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
14 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
15 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
16 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
17 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
18 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 6,357
19 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 6,338
20 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 6,266
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 4-11-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Press release courtesy PRCA
April 11, 2017

Shiozawa captures fourth RNCFR title
Matt Shiozawa and his wife have some spending money for their 10-year anniversary trip after his performance this weekend in Kissimee, Fla.

The Chubbuck, Idaho, tie-down roper is bringing the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo title back to the Wilderness Circuit after his 7.3-second run in the finals Sunday night. And now, he and wife Ali are headed even further south than Kissimmee.
“My wife and I have our 10-year anniversary coming up next week,” Shiozawa said. “Ten years ago we didn’t really do anything for a honeymoon because we were just kids trying to make it work. We’re going to Playa del Carmen south of Cancun. We can finally do it right, 10 years later.”
Shiozawa won the four-man finals round at Silver Spurs Arena aboard his 18-year-old bay mare, Alotta. He collected a $7,537 check for that run, and added another $7,949 from his previous runs at the April 6-9 rodeo.
“I’ve ridden Alotta in Las Vegas many times,” said Shiozawa, a nine-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. “She’s like Old Faithful for me. She’s a bossy little mare with a lot of attitude, but she’s dirty-tough, and she’s also a family horse. I could win a rodeo like this on her, and then 20 minutes later my girls could be riding her around and petting her.”
This is Shiozawa’s fourth RNCFR title – he also captured championships in 2008 and 2012-13. However, he nearly missed his chance to take home the money, buckle, saddle, Polaris RANGER vehicle and a $20,000 voucher toward a new RAM truck.
Shiozawa’s time of 9.3 seconds in the 8-man semifinals was just enough to get him into the finals, where he came out firing.
“I wasn’t satisfied with my semifinal run – it got me into the finals, but I didn’t feel like I nailed it,” he said. “I got to rope first in the finals, and I drew what I would say was the best of four good calves. Sometimes I like to be out first and set the time to beat.”
Shiozawa was thrilled with all the prizes he collected as the national champion, and says the money won will not only go toward the anniversary vacation, but help him be at home more with his wife and three daughters – Stella, Lorelei and Ivory.
“This is huge for the rest of my season,” he said. “I’m a family man, and I like to be home as much as I can, so this money for the standings is a big help. The RAM voucher and the buckle is nice, and I really needed a Polaris. So this whole thing is just great for me. I appreciate all the sponsors who contributed to make this happen for us.”
The other champions at the $757,562 rodeo were California Circuit bareback rider R.C. Landingham (88.50 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Onion Ring), Texas Circuit steer wrestler Justin Shaffer (3.6 seconds), Prairie Circuit team ropers Jesse Stipes/Buddy Hawkins II (4.9 seconds), Texas Circuit saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (89.5 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Resistol’s Top Hat), Prairie Circuit barrel racer Emily Miller (15.27 seconds) and Texas Circuit bull rider Tanner Learmont (78 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Hang Em High). Learmont was the only rider to post a score in the eight-man semis, and due to the ground rules, his 78-point ride was enough to be declared the RNCFR champ.
The Top Stock of the 2017 RNCFR were bareback horse United Pro Rodeo’s Awesome Sauce, saddle bronc horse Brookman Rodeo’s Kid Rock and bull Rafter H Rodeo’s Nose Bender.
The Prairie Circuit claimed the team title – it was that circuit’s fourth title in RNCFR history, with the others coming in 2002 and 2013-14.

Sterling makes a splash at Oakdale

After a decade of competing at the historic Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo, in Oakdale, Calif., steer wrestler Sterling Lambert finally captured his first title at the event when he clocked a time of 10.4 seconds on two head.
“It just feels great, and it’s always good to win, but to win a prestigious rodeo like this is pretty neat,” Lambert said.
The Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo is considered to be among the most historic rodeos in the country. Now, Lambert is joining the ranks of ProRodeo Hall of Famer Leo Camarillo, who won the Oakdale steer wrestling in 1974 and 1981-82.
“I’ve been wanting to win it for a while,” the 30-year-old bulldogger said. “I’m sure glad to win it – I’ve been coming here since 2007.”
Lambert had the fastest time at the 2013 Oakdale rodeo with a 4.2, but was unable to claim the average that year.
This time was different for the Fallon, Nev., cowboy.
Lambert tied for second place in the first round with Billy Bugenig, as both bulldoggers clocked a time of 6.3 seconds – a mere tenth of a second behind Tyler Pearson’s 6.2, despite the arena’s muddy conditions.
“It seems like it gets muddy there every year and rains a bit, but the steers are fresh and there’s good bulldogging; the best in the world have won that rodeo,” Lambert said.
Lambert didn’t waste any time in the second round, landing a time of 4.1.
“It was pretty fast and slick,” Lambert said. “It firmed up a bit today, but it was still pretty sloppy. Everyone had to deal with it, so it was pretty fun. They did a good job of caring for the ground so it was safe for the horses.”
Lambert credited his hazer, Brad McGilchrist, for playing a key role in his success at Oakdale.
This year, Lambert partnered up with Clayton Morrison on an 11-year-old horse named Buzz, which has been his main competition horse for the 2017 season so far.
“He’s awesome, and that’s boosting my confidence,” Lambert said. “Hopefully we can just keep that rolling.
“They always say it’s easier to get in the Top 15 and stay there than it is to fight for it. I hope to get there before the spring is over and have a good summer.”
Summer of 2016 wasn’t kind to Lambert, as he suffered a knee injury that kept him out of competition for a couple of weeks. He ended the 2016 season ranked 20th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $53,360, only a few thousand shy of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
“I came that close, so I know I can do it,” Lambert said.
Lambert has been hitting the rodeo road hard for the 2017 season, ranking 29th in the world standings with $12,255 prior to his latest win, which added an additional $3,356 to his total, and moved him to 25th in the April 10 standings.
“This boosts me up a bit,” Lambert said. “I’m dang sure going to give it all I got and keep going.”
Up next, Lambert’s heading to the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Nev., which starts on Wednesday.
“They got the new 100-rodeo rule this year, so a guy’s going to have to go to a lot of rodeos to make it, so I’ll go to as many as I can and do good wherever I’m at,” Lambert said.
Other winners at the $99,696 rodeo were all-around cowboy Kyle Lucas ($2,445 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Steven Peebles (87.5 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Big Star), team ropers Cody Mora/Jason Johe (17.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Leon Fountain (82 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Starbucks), tie-down roper Clint Nyegaard (18.5 seconds on two head), barrel racer Rachel Dice (18.34 seconds) and bull rider Bryce Barrios (83 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Speculation).
News & Notes from the rodeo trail
The Tri-State Rodeo is celebrating its 70th year with country stars Jon Pardi and Cody Johnson, and 90s pop-rock band Smash Mouth, according an announcement from Tri-State Rodeo Chairman Josh Denning. This year’s rodeo is set for Sept. 6-9 in Fort Madison, Iowa. More information about the Tri-State Rodeo can be found at www.tristaterodeo.org.
The Buccaneer Commission wants people to come early and stay later than just the ProRodeo and concerts happening in the American Bank Center Arena this year in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rodeo Corpus Christi, which takes place April 27-30, has plenty of things going on before the rodeo, like the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Kids Corral Interactive Zone on Resaca Street, just outside the arena. Families can enjoy a mechanical bull, a mobile learning barn, live music and food trucks, while also picking up rodeo concert dirt access wristbands. There also will be a concert each night after the rodeo and the performers consist of Dwight Yoakam (April 27), Aaron Watson (April 28), William Clark Green (April 29) and Siggno (April 30).

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

 “I’m kind of stunned this just happened. This is going to take a little while to sink in.”
– Texas Circuit steer wrestler Justin Shaffer said April 9 moments after he won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in his RNCFR debut.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 10, 2017
 
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford,Texas
$55,636
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$58,646
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$91,379
TR-1:
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
$53,790
TR-2:
Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz.
$53,790
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$82,890
TD:
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
$50,404
BR:
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
$62,107
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, TX
  $42,405

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 10, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$55,636
2
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
54,388
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
50,328
4
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
44,097
5
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
29,368
6
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
27,706
7
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
24,482
8
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
23,877
9
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
19,695
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
19,429
11
John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa.
16,644
12
Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.
14,205
13
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
13,883
14
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
12,187
15
Cash Myers, Athens, Texas
11,654
16
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
10,579
17
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
10,174
18
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
9,555
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
9,298
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$58,646
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
57,774
3
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
53,734
4
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
47,375
5
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
39,905
6
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
39,857
7
Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La.
37,640
8
Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho
36,850
9
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
35,718
10
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
33,568
11
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
29,250
12
Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.
28,819
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
26,288
14
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
24,370
15
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
20,227
16
Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore.
19,545
17
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
18,650
18
Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M.
16,902
19
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
16,861
20
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
16,748
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$91,379
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
51,989
3
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
41,060
4
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
34,063
5
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
32,664
6
Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.
30,285
7
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
26,770
8
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
26,642
9
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
25,159
10
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
24,268
11
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
21,710
12
Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif.
21,086
13
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
20,902
14
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
20,153
15
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
19,841
16
Dean McIntyre, Cloncurry, Australia
19,018
17
Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla.
18,347
18
Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii
18,296
19
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
18,098
20
Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark.
17,974
Team Roping (header)
1
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
$53,790
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