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PRCA NEWS

Courtesy of the PRCA
Sept. 4, 2018
PRCA Stat of the Week
As of Sept. 4, there have been 583 rodeos during the 2018 season paying out a total of $35,328,156.
1. Billy Bugenig wins Ellensburg Rodeo
ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Steer wrestler Billy Bugenig won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo for the second time in his 17 years of PRCA competition Sept. 3.
“I just got lucky, I guess,” Bugenig laughed. “I drew a couple of good steers, and Blake Mindemann sent his horse over. That was really nice.”
Bugenig’s friend from Australia, Kodie Jang, hazed for him while riding a horse owned by Matt Reeves. Meanwhile, Bugenig rode Mindemann’s American Quarter Horse, Django, the same horse he won $2,857 on collectively at Kennewick and Walla Walla, Wash.
“You always hear that the bulldoggers always help each other out, and that was a prime example of it,” said Bugenig, 37. “He’s just a good horse that stands in there and works. I had asked Blake if I could ride him at Kennewick because I needed to do good in the (Wrangler) Tour to make it to Puyallup.”
Bugenig didn’t place in the first round, but tied for seventh place with a 4.0-second run in the second round. That placed him in a three-way tie for third going into the final round.
Bugenig drew the same steer that Tyler Waguespack had made a 4.1-second run on in the first round. Bugenig topped Waguespack’s time with a 3.9-second run to win the average with 12.5 seconds on three head.
“He was really good, so the draw was a big part of it,” Bugenig said.
All told, the Ferndale, Calif., cowboy won $5,548 at Ellensburg. More importantly, it’s the final stop on the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, the 22nd rodeo in the 2018 season to determine who will compete at the half-million-dollar Justin Finale in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 6-9.
“Ellensburg’s always been a good rodeo, and it’s one of the better ones we go to all year,” Bugenig said. “When you can come out on top, it’s a plus. I’m fortunate to do good today.”
Before winning Ellensburg, Bugenig was 32nd in the Wrangler Tour Standings, about 75 points shy of breaking into the Top 24 and qualifying for the Tour Finale. Now, he’s 18th in the tour.
“It’s important because of the way they have the deal set up at Puyallup,” Bugenig said. “It pays a lot, but you still have to do good when you get there.”
After Ellensburg, Bugenig moved up two spots to 19th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $57,904, which was $7,973 short of breaking into the Top 15. Now he’s focused on making up ground to earn his fifth qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“Where I’m at in the standings is a ways behind,” Bugenig said. “For me to get caught up, there’s big money at Puyallup, so today was an important day to do good. I’m still behind, but we will see how it goes over the next two weeks.”
Bugenig is no stranger to being on the bubble as he finished 19th during the 2014 season.
“I’ve been on the bubble a lot, seems like my whole career, so I’m not nervous,” Bugenig said. “I will do the best I can and see what happens.”
Other winners of the $341,885 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($5,904, tie-down roping and steer roping); bareback rider Richmond Champion (174 points on two head); team ropers Riley Minor and Brady Minor (15.9 seconds on three head); saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer (170 points on two head); tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett (25.4 seconds on three head); barrel racer Tracy Nowlin (51.79 seconds on three runs); steer roper J. Tom Fisher (25.2 seconds on two head); and bull rider Aaron Williams (163 points on two head).
2. Sage Kimzey wins Ellensburg, Wash., Xtreme Bulls
ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Nearly a week after turning 24, four-time defending World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey found another reason to celebrate his birthday.
The Strong City, Okla., cowboy, who turned 24 on Aug. 26, is looking for his fifth consecutive world title, and Sept. 1 might have contributed to that.
Kimzey won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, as the only bull rider to cover two bulls. That helped him take home $33,323.
In the process, Kimzey broke the PRCA record for money earned in a season before the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with $274,099, including ground money. Kimzey owned the previous record with $237,152, set last season.
The win also gave Kimzey his third Xtreme Bulls year-end title and seventh Xtreme Bulls event win. He trails only Matt Austin’s eight for the most Xtreme Bulls wins.
On Sept. 1, Kimzey finished with 166 points on two head.
Afterward, Kimzey’s girlfriend surprised him with a birthday cake in front of all 40 bull riders from the Xtreme Bulls and the Ellensburg committee in a tour celebration put on by the committee.
“It was good, for sure,” Kimzey said. “My girlfriend said, ‘It would’ve been awkward to celebrate if you’d been in a bad mood.'”
Kimzey had no reason to be in a bad mood, though his night did start inauspiciously, as he tied for eighth with Dustin Boquet in the first round. That earned each of them $423. After that, the money flowed to Kimzey. His 87.5-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Double Down in the finals was worth $18,800. Winning the average netted him another $14,400.
He entered the event leading the Xtreme Bulls standings with $46,473. His lead over second-place Parker Breding was slightly less than $8,000.
More important than that lead was his PRCA | RAM World Standings lead. Following the Xtreme Bulls Finale, Kimzey had built his season earnings to $274,099. He leads Breding, his closest competitor, by $105,070.
“This is one of the last game changers of the season for us,” Kimzey said. “There are only a few huge payoffs left coming down in the last month of the season. It’s definitely an event that can make or break a season. It plays a big key in the race for a world title. So anytime there’s that kind of money up, you try a little harder.”
The event in Ellensburg paid out a total of $94,000. Riker Carter and Elliot Jacoby split the first-round win with 86 points each. That earned them $7,473 for the round and another $9,400 apiece for tying for second in the average.
3. What to Watch For
Wrangler Network
Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Justin Finale, Puyallup (Wash.), Sept. 6-7, 6:30 p.m., PT; Sept. 8, 1 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 9, 1 p.m.
ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon
Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Justin Finale, Puyallup (Wash.), Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 8, 1 p.m., simulcast from ProRodeoTV.com; Sept. 9, 1 p.m.
Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo, Sept. 7-8, 7 p.m. (PT)
4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail
  • The 29th Annual Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up Foundation Memorial golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 10, and the organizing committee is offering participants a discounted entry fee to play. The event is a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $135,000 to help injured rodeo athletes and their families. The golf tournament is happening at the Pendleton Country Club,

    69772 Hwy. 395 South Pendleton, 97801. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. (PT) and tee off is at 8:30 a.m. To enter the tournament, call or text Julie Jutten, Executive Director JCCF, at 719.337.1471 or email jccfinfo@prorodeo.comto enter. Entry fees will be collected at registration

  • The final PRCA Rodeo Camp of 2018 is scheduled for Sept. 30 in San Bernardino, Calif. Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeo
  • The final day of the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, Sept. 3, was dedicated to Bill Seubert, a past Ellensburg Rodeo Director and longtime volunteer, who passed away in April. Seubert was born in Ellensburg on Jan. 3, 1940, to Barney and Peg Seubert. He grew up in Ellensburg, attending Lourdes Academy and Ellensburg High School. He graduated from Seattle University with a major in business and a minor in theology. He worked for Boeing in Seattle for a few years before returning to Ellensburg to take over the family hardware store. He married Mary McManamy on July 22, 1967. Mary was a past rodeo queen and an announcer at the Ellensburg Rodeo when she met and married Bill. With Mary involved in the rodeo, Bill showed an interest in joining the board as a way to serve the community. Seubert served as a rodeo director from 1970-99, and helped start several long-standing rodeo traditions, including the volunteer appreciation dinner and the posse breakfast
  • On Aug. 30, the new inductees into the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame were celebrated at the Central Washington University Student Union Recreation Center Ballroom. Inductees this year were the late KatherineKayForbes Hageman, the Frank Wallace Family and the team-roping pair of Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper. After the inductions, the “Shades of Fame” auction raised money for the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame Museum. Local businesses sponsored artists from around the region to create one-of-a-kind lamps for the auction. Bidders paid hundreds of dollars to bring the pieces of art home with them, with at least one piece fetching more than $1,000
  • On Sept. 1, at Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, cowboy legends Darrell Mayberry, Joe Bronkhurst and Tim Corfield were honored. Mayberry was born in Walla Walla and competed for many years as a PRCA, ACTRA and Pioneer Posse member and in amateur rodeo. He competed in bareback, bull riding, bulldogging, tie-down roping and team roping. Bronkhurst was born in Spokane and moved to Walla Walla to attend the community college. He went to the College National Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. After college, he continued as a PRCA member for many more years. Corfield grew up in Pendleton and went to college at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande. He was an integral part in creating the Washington State High School Rodeo Association. He then began coaching men’s and women’s rodeo teams at Walla Walla Community College.
5. Next Up
Sept. 4             Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo, Blackfoot, Idaho, continues
Sept. 5             Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Lewiston, Idaho
Sept. 6             Tri-State Rodeo, Fort Madison, Iowa, begins
Sept. 6             Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up begins
Sept. 6             Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Justin Finale, Puyallup, Wash., begins
Sept. 7             Defeat of Jesse James Days Rodeo, Northfield, Minn., begins
Sept. 7             Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo begins
Sept. 7             Banning (Calif.) Stagecoach Days PRCA Rodeo begins
Sept. 7             Utah’s Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City
Sept. 8             Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sept. 8             Okaloosa Firefighters Pro Rodeo, Baker, Fla., begins
Sept. 8             Burden (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Sept. 8             Davie (Fla.) Pro Rodeo
Sept. 8             Medicine Lodge Fall Round-Up, Edson, Alberta
Sept. 8             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Sept. 9             Rodeo de Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Sept. 9             Monroeton (Pa.) Fire Co. Rodeo begins
6. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through Sept. 4, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$187,020
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$177,570
SW:
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$97,520
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
$106,386
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$106,386
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$140,103
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$112,342
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$274,099
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$82,746
7. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings
Unofficial through Sept. 4, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$187,020
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
165,827
3
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
133,804
4
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
107,966
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
107,715
6
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
93,237
7
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
75,824
8
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
65,071
9
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
61,823
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
60,005
11
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
59,712
12
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
55,324
13
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
50,564
14
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
47,205
15
Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn.
47,159
16
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
45,329
17
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
37,889
18
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
37,554
19
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
37,006
20
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
33,921
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$177,570
2
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
159,912
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
115,159
4
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
111,712
5
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
101,533
6
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
98,220
7
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
97,371
8
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
96,153
9
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
95,180
10
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
94,923
11
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
84,921
12
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
81,892
13
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
77,450
14
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
74,755
15
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
66,386
16
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
62,854
17
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
61,473
18
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
57,685
19
Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan
56,236
20
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
50,468
Steer Wrestling
1
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$97,520
2
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
87,402
3
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
86,320
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
83,132
5
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
81,178
6
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
78,155
7
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
77,426
8
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
76,882
9
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
75,776
10
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
72,239
11
Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.
72,007
12
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
69,073
13
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
67,885
14
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
66,631
15
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
65,877
16
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
63,269
17
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
58,745
18
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
57,942
19
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
57,904
20
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
57,780
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
$106,386
2
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
100,805
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
99,612
4
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
82,046
5
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
81,669
6
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
81,004
7
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
80,678
8
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
80,390
9
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
78,793
10
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
65,745
11
Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.
64,470
12
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
63,069
13
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
63,041
14
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
60,125
15
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
58,676
16
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
56,108
17
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
54,588
18
Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho
54,570
19
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
54,527
20
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
53,897
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$106,386
2
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
100,805
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
99,612
4
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
93,765
5
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
90,585
6
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
80,678
7
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
79,812
8
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
79,483
9
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
77,980
10
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
77,151
11
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
76,533
12
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
64,789
13
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
60,123
14
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
57,038
15
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
56,138
16
Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah
54,846
17
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
54,588
18
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
54,570
19
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
53,897
20
Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas
52,558
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$140,103
2
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
130,457
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
111,588
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
111,278
5
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
111,036
6
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
104,705
7
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
100,140
8
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
99,136
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
97,674
10
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
86,983
11
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
83,405
12
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
77,091
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
70,851
14
Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont.
70,660
15
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
66,522
16
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
66,273
17
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
64,478
18
Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah
62,981
19
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
58,149
20
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
49,292
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$112,342
2
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
109,904
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
107,570
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
91,209
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
88,210
6
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
86,169
7
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
85,282
8
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
83,691
9
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
81,859
10
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
80,552
11
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,279
12
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
76,708
13
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
73,261
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
72,600
15
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
68,038
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
67,449
17
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
64,700
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
62,254
19
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
60,710
20
Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.
58,303
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$82,746
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
66,887
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
62,225
4
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
49,586
5
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
47,723
6
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
44,717
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
43,768
8
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
42,978
9
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
42,012
10
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
41,965
11
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
38,888
12
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
38,432
13
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
38,186
14
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
37,464
15
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
36,078
16
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
33,549
17
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
32,912
18
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
30,909
19
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
27,439
20
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
25,102
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$274,099
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
169,029
3
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
107,432
4
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
106,431
5
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
98,902
6
Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas
92,140
7
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
91,698
8
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
90,979
9
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
90,441
10
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
89,200
11
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
88,260
12
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
87,641
13
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
85,473
14
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
84,706
15
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
84,265
16
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
82,539
17
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
81,738
18
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
80,998
19
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
78,072
20
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
73,336
*2018 Barrel Racing (Sept. 4, 2018)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$191,438
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
146,826
3
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
120,103
4
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
114,938
5
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
109,231
6
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
102,975
7
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
97,391
8
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
93,843
9
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
91,218
10
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
86,947
11
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
85,355
12
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
82,631
13
Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla.
82,621
14
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
82,084
15
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
79,148
16
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
78,045
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☛ AT&T Stadium to host PBR Global Cup 8-27-18

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

AT&T STADIUM TO HOST PBR GLOBAL CUP

Press release from PBR
Aug. 27, 2018

PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced that the PBR Global Cup, the only nation vs. nation international bull riding competition, will make its third stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on February 9 and 10, 2019. The five-nation tournament among the world’s best bull riders and rankest bulls debuted in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in November 2017, followed by Sydney, Australia in June 2018.

As PBR continues to grow in popularity in the five countries in which it operates tours, the organization launched a global tournament featuring top athletes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States riding for national pride, record purses and the very soil they compete upon. The $750,000 purse in Arlington makes the PBR Global Cup the sport’s second highest-paying event next to the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.

In Arlington, the PBR Global Cup will debut a new competitive element for the international competition. The home team, which has received an advantage by fielding more riders whose qualified ride scores contributed to the overall team aggregate, will now be split into two teams of seven bull riders.

For the U.S. stop, the host country will add a team comprised exclusively of Native American riders, called the Wolves, competing alongside the other American team, the Eagles.

Two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride, who guided Team USA to its win in Edmonton and fourth place finish in Australia, will return to lead the Eagles, while Wiley Petersenwill coach the Wolves. Both U.S. teams of seven riders and one alternate will be comprised exclusively of coaches’ picks. For each visiting nation, the first two riders will be coaches’ picks with the remainder of the roster selection process to be announced at a future date.

While the full USA rosters, along with those for Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico, will be named later this season, each coach has already selected two competitors:

Team Australia: Coach Troy Dunn (Bloomsbury,Queensland) selected Lachlan Richardson (Gresford, New South Wales) and Nathan Burtenshaw (Coonamble, New South Wales).

Team Brazil: Coach Renato Nunes (Buritama, Brazil) selected Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) and Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil).

Team Canada: Coach Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan) selected Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan) and Tanner Byrne (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan).

TEAM MEXICO: Coach Gerardo Venegas (Juarez, Mexico) selected Juan Carlos Contreras (Huichapan, Mexico) and Jorge Valdiviezo (La Mision, Mexico).

Team USA

Eagles Coach McBride selected Cooper Davis (Buna, Texas) and Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee).

Wolves Coach Petersen selected Stetson Lawrence (Williston, North Dakota; Chippewa and Sioux) and Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Oklahoma; Cherokee).

PBR has competed in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, since 2010, including the league’s largest single-day event, the WinStar World Casino and Resort Iron Cowboy, powered by Kawasaki, which drew more than 46,000 fans in February of 2018.

Tickets for the WinStar World Casino and Resort Global Cup USA start at just $10 and will go on sale August 23, at 10am CT. Tickets are available at SeatGeek.com,  PBR.com, or by calling PBRDirect at (800)732-1727.

 

CBS Sports will broadcast a one-hour show from the two-day Global Cup USA, which will also be brought to fans on RidePass, the PBR’s western sports digital network.

Additional dates for the tournament’s visits to Brazil and Mexico will be announced in the future.

“PBR has been a great partner for AT&T Stadium since we opened in 2009 sharing our vision for innovation and entertainment,” Stephen Jones, COO/EVP, Dallas Cowboys said. “We’re beyond thrilled that a new and exciting format for a truly international bull riding competition will be available for our fans to mark the 10th anniversary of our incredible relationship.”

“The PBR Global Cup transforms an individual, performance-based sport into a team battle for national pride, which has immediately produced some of the most spirited and passionate bull riding our sport has ever seen,” Sean Gleason, CEO, PBR said. “It is fitting that the inaugural U.S. stop for crowning the world’s best bull riding nation is held at AT&T Stadium, the venue that’s hosted the biggest PBR event of all time.”

The event will feature entertainment all weekend long including a Global Cup Fan Zone at Arlington’s Texas Live! sports entertainment complex, which houses the new PBR Texas Cowboy Country Bar, the spectacular 18,000 square foot flagship branded bar operated by Cordish & Co. PBR will utilize stages in the district for the entertainment portions of the Global Cup Fan Zone, including live bands throughout the day, PBR Q&A sessions, Flint Rasmussen’s Outside the Barrel show, cowboy church on Sunday morning and the official kickoff and after parties. Fans are encouraged to check PBR.com for entertainment updates.

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-20-18

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy of PRCA
Aug. 20, 2018

 

PRCA Stat of the Week

As of Aug. 20, there have been 532 rodeos during the 2018 season paying out a total of $32,663,611.
1. Hardy Braden splits Caldwell with Ryder Wright
CALDWELL, Idaho – This season hasn’t gone the way saddle bronc rider Hardy Braden had hoped after coming off his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
But with a month-and-a-half to go in the 2018 regular season, maybe things are turning around just in time.
After a 90-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Miss Chestnut in the final round of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, Braden split the average win with reigning Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Ryder Wright with 176 points on two head apiece.
Not only had Braden never won at Caldwell before, he’d never placed there either.
“It’s pretty cool,” said Braden, 29. “I was telling somebody a couple days ago that these Northwest rodeos are amazing. The crowds get so into it, and you get on amazing stock. It’s a pretty neat deal to win Caldwell to kick off this Northwest run. It’s a confidence boost for sure, especially rolling into the other big ones like Pendleton (Ore.) and Kennewick (Wash).”
Not only did Wright and Braden split the average, but they also split second in the first round with Joe Lufkin. Then they both went back-to-back with 90-point rides in the finals, Wright scoring his while aboard Powder River Rodeo’s Double Take.
And Braden was right there to watch Wright pull off his ride.
“I got off (my bronc) and ran back up to the chutes because I knew Ryder was up next,” Braden said. “I was screaming and hollering for him to make a nice ride. We ended up going 90 back to back, so that was pretty cool. I was happy for both of us.”
Braden and Wright each took home $5,576.
After Caldwell, Braden, of Welch, Okla., moved up to 30th in the Aug. 20 PRCA | RAM World Standings and 23rd in the Wrangler Tour Standings.
With only two Wrangler ProRodeo Tour events remaining, Braden is hoping to be among the top 24 at the conclusion of the Wrangler Tour to make the Justin Finale in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 6-9.
“The amount of money they threw back into it (Puyallup) this year is insane,” Braden said. “It’s for sure a game changer for that guy that’s at the bottom who needs that win. It could potentially put him up there in the Top 15 if he did well.”
Braden had never been on Miss Chestnut, but he knew who she was.
“Miss Chestnut I’d seen a bunch of times, but I’d never gotten to get on her,” he said. “I always thought, what a cool, little horse. … I was so stoked to have that horse. I had a good mark out and away we went. The rest is just history.”
Braden’s season has been up and down, starting with the ups before hitting a down slide. Then came Caldwell.
“I haven’t had the best year, had tough luck drawing decent horses,” he said. “Coming here and splitting this dang sure boosts me a little bit in the standings, which I needed this time of the year. It’s a good start for the upcoming year and the next month and a half. It’s a good building block for sure.”
Other winners of the $278,819 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($6,843, tie-down roping and team roping); bareback rider Connor Hamilton (173.5 points on two head); steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack (12.8 seconds on three head); team ropers Luke Brown/Jake Long (16.2 seconds on three head); tie-down roper Trevor Brazile (27.3 seconds on three head); barrel racer Stevi Hillman (51.32 seconds on three runs); and bull rider Derek Kolbaba (89 points on D & H Cattle’s Bandy’s Bad Boy).
2. Tim O’Connell sets rodeo record in Baker (Mont.)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The match-up lived up to the hype.
Reigning two-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Tim O’Connell met up with C5 Rodeo’s Virgil, the 2017 PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year, at the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo in Baker, Mont., Aug. 19, and the result was record breaking.
O’Connell had a 91-point ride to set the rodeo record and win the rodeo.
“Virgil is something special,” O’Connell said. “Every time you nod your head he’s going to give you everything he has got. There’s a reason he’s the 2017 (bareback horse of the year). He bucks hard and he gets up high. He’s just a 1,600-pound amazing athlete. He gives you everything you want in a bucking horse. You have to be on your ‘A’ game to ride him the right way, and I felt good on him. I felt like I got tapped off on him right away, and it turned out to be really good.”
The bareback riding record at the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo was 89 points by Kelly Timberman in 2009.
For his effort, O’Connell earned $6,542, helping him move into first place in the Aug. 20 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $160,144.
“You always get a little nervous when you draw a horse like that, but it is an exciting type of nervous,” O’Connell said. “You know you drew the one to have, but at the same time you have to be on your ‘A’ game as well, because he will either throw you off or make a fool out of you. I knew I made a good ride, and I was excited when I saw that 91-point score.”
Bareback riders competing on Virgil have the second and third highest scored rides of the season. Richmond Champion had a 91.25-point ride on Virgil at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, July 2.
O’Connell met with Virgil for the first time in his career in Round 3 of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and it also turned out superbly for him. He won the round with a 91.5-point ride. That tied the Wrangler NFR record, and was the fifth 91.5-point bareback ride recorded at the NFR.
“He had two different trips with me,” O’Connell said of Virgil. “At the NFR, he had a wiggle to him about the third or fourth jump, and when he did that it was like a sign that the horse is going to turn back. He gave me that at the Finals and he angled off to the left, which is what he’s normally been doing. He will circle around in there to the left and jump and kick hard around there. With me (Aug. 19), he went straight and angled to the right. They were different trips, but I got the same kind of result.”
3. ‘Little Champions Arena’ opens at ProRodeo Hall of Fame
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The “Little Champions Arena” children’s exhibit area opened at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 17. It features a dress-up area, bouncy animals, a bucking chute, barrels, roping dummies, kids ropes and other rodeo-related toys. The exhibit gives younger museum visitors a place to play, learn and enjoy the sport of rodeo.
“A kid’s area has been something we have been lacking here at the Hall, so it is exciting to see that we have one now,” said Kent Sturman, director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “We are appreciative of the sponsors and donors that helped make this a reality.”
The arena is located in Theater II of the Hall of Fame and will be a permanent exhibit.
The area is set up to resemble an actual rodeo arena and has seating for parents and others to watch as the children act out their favorite rodeo event.
Sponsors and donors which provided items for the exhibit are Priefert Rodeo and Ranch Equipment, Big Country Toys, Resistol, and Cactus Ropes. Additional items will be added to the exhibit in the coming weeks.
4. What to Watch For
Wrangler Network
Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Horse Heaven Round-Up, Kennewick, Wash., Aug. 24-25, 7 p.m. (PT)
ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon
Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. (MT)
Gem State Stampede, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Aug. 24-25, 6:30 (PT); Aug. 26, 1:30 p.m.
5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail
PRCA team roping heeler Joe Beers, 29, was critically injured in an ATV accident Aug. 17 in Prineville, Ore. Brandon Beers, Joe’s older brother and four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo team roping header qualifier, said Joe had a second surgery Aug. 20, and he was stable and expected to make a full recovery. Joe and Brandon are the sons of ProRodeo Hall of Famer Mike Beers. A fundraiser was set up by a family friend at http://bit.ly/JoeBeersFundraiser
Tom Kelly has been hired to coach the men’s and women’s rodeo teams at Odessa (Texas) College.Kelly is taking over for CJ Aragon, who announced his resignation earlier in the summer to pursue other professional interests. Kelly was previously an assistant for Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo. He will start working with the program Sept. 4 …
Jimmie Y. Adams, a trick rider and trick roper in the PRCA, passed away Aug. 16 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 87. Adams was born Feb. 12, 1931 to Robert and Mattie (Johnson) Adams in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a retired dispatcher and rodeo performer. Adams proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a gold card member of the PRCA. He had the opportunities of a lifetime appearing on TV shows, movies, performing for the troops and traveling all over the United States and overseas …
The second annual Sowing Good Deeds Initiative is underway and open to all PRCA-sanctioned rodeo committees. One PRCA rodeo committee will be chosen to win a Massey Ferguson® tractor valued at $35,000for the good work they do. Congratulations to the inaugural AGCO/PRCA Sowing Good Deeds award winner, Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo.Enter today, and your rodeo committee could be the winner of a Massey Ferguson tractor in 2018.As a proud sponsor of the PRCA, AGCO® Corporation through its brands Hesston® and Massey Ferguson, recognize that PRCA-sanctioned rodeos contribute significant support for local, regional and national charities and organizations. These charitable efforts by rodeo committees are making a positive impact on members of the various communities. Hesston® and Massey Ferguson, through its Sowing Good Deeds initiative, want to raise awareness of these local efforts and reward one PRCA committee each year whose impact goes above and beyond.For more information or to apply visit www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds
The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be Sept. 1 in Palestine, Ill. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT). Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeo.
6. Next Up
Aug. 20           Days of ’76 Stand Alone Steer Roping, Deadwood, S.D., begins
Aug. 21           Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Horse Heaven Round-Up, Kennewick, Wash., begins
Aug. 22           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Bremerton, Wash., begins
Aug. 22           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Mitchell, S.D.
Aug. 22           Golden Spike PRCA Bronc Riding Classic, Tremonton, Utah
Aug. 22           Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, Vinita, Okla., begins
Aug. 23           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Coeur d’ Alene
Aug. 23           Smithers Bareback Bonanza, Smithers, British Columbia
Aug. 23           Great Plains Stampede Rodeo, Altus, Okla., begins
Aug. 23           Kitsap Stampede, Bremerton, Wash., begins
Aug. 23           Range Days Rodeo, Rapid City, S.D., begins
Aug. 23           Golden Spike Rodeo, Tremonton, Utah, begins
Aug. 24           Cattlemen Days Rodeo, Ashland, Mo., begins
Aug. 24           Salmon (Idaho) Stampede PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 24           Gem State Stampede, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, begins
Aug. 24           Oregon Trail Rodeo, Hastings, Neb., begins
Aug. 24           Okotoks (Alberta) Pro Rodeo begins
Aug. 24           Colorado State Fair & Rodeo, Pueblo, Colo., begins
Aug. 25           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
Aug. 25           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Aug. 25           Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., begins
Aug. 26           Rodeo Feria Camargo (Mexico)
7. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through Aug. 20, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$165,978
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$160,144
SW:
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$96,518
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
$96,518
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$96,963
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$128,090
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$103,354
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$227,418
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$75,408
8. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings
Unofficial through Aug. 20, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$165,978
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
153,493
3
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
122,223
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
104,867
5
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
103,722
6
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
91,756
7
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
70,756
8
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
65,071
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
60,005
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,981
11
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
55,324
12
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
50,764
13
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
45,946
14
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
45,329
15
Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn.
44,568
16
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
44,125
17
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
37,006
18
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
34,912
19
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
34,340
20
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
33,921
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$160,144
2
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
152,983
3
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
104,460
4
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
102,964
5
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
94,356
6
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
91,175
7
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
90,487
8
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
85,384
9
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
83,720
10
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
81,717
11
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
76,562
12
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
74,054
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
73,334
14
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
65,489
15
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
63,854
16
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
56,509
17
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
53,990
18
Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan
50,741
19
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
48,878
20
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
47,808
Steer Wrestling
1
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$96,518
2
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
85,305
3
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
81,823
4
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
76,066
5
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
71,367
6
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
70,910
7
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
70,373
8
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
69,539
9
Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.
69,155
10
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
64,888
11
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
64,825
12
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
63,362
13
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
62,806
14
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
60,265
15
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
55,435
16
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
54,639
17
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
53,642
18
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
53,034
19
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
52,952
20
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
48,115
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
$96,963
2
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
90,388
3
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
89,123
4
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
77,912
5
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
77,821
6
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
76,956
7
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
76,203
8
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
74,275
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
70,124
10
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
56,684
11
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
55,063
12
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
54,760
13
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
53,686
14
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
51,803
15
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
51,128
16
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
50,917
17
Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.
50,853
18
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
50,830
19
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
50,640
20
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
48,538
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$96,963
2
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
90,388
3
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
89,123
4
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
82,305
5
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
81,973
6
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
76,203
7
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
74,131
8
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
73,082
9
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
66,267
10
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
64,795
11
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
64,656
12
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
56,985
13
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
55,994
14
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
55,842
15
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
51,128
16
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
50,640
17
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
50,196
18
Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif.
47,224
19
Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
47,096
20
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
46,778
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$128,090
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
111,588
3
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
111,469
4
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
100,159
5
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
99,381
6
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
98,775
7
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
95,911
8
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
91,647
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
89,446
10
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
81,487
11
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
74,544
12
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
70,548
13
Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont.
67,896
14
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
66,522
15
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
64,355
16
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
60,139
17
Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah
59,078
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
58,155
19
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
49,386
20
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
47,821
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$103,354
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
98,639
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
91,919
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
88,361
5
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
83,053
6
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
82,823
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
80,567
8
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
77,497
9
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
77,401
10
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
74,991
11
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
73,261
12
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
71,752
13
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
69,810
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
66,087
15
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
61,056
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
56,951
17
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
54,793
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
53,713
19
Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho
52,756
20
Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas
50,290
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$75,408
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
62,671
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
59,993
4
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
43,960
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
43,015
6
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
41,062
7
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
40,891
8
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
40,108
9
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
38,906
10
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
37,776
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
35,349
12
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
35,275
13
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
33,985
14
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
33,703
15
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
33,073
16
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
32,649
17
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
32,209
18
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
26,683
19
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
26,157
20
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
19,829
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$227,418
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
161,765
3
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
98,083
4
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
96,862
5
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
87,490
6
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
83,259
7
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
82,756
8
Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas
81,910
9
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
81,901
10
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
80,739
11
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
80,627
12
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
80,601
13
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
77,830
14
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
77,620
15
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
73,002
16
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
72,638
17
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
72,290
18
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
71,720
19
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
68,820
20
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
67,037
*2018 Barrel Racing (Aug. 20, 2018)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$186,214
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
141,551
3
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
116,499
4
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
108,351
5
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
104,955
6
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
102,975
7
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
95,555
8
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
93,843
9
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
86,151
10
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
85,355
11
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
84,990
12
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
80,079
13
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
73,079
14
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
72,701
15
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
72,507
16
Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla.
70,832
17
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
70,064
18
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
64,804
19
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
59,255
20
Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn.
57,113
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News – 8-14-18

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy of PRCA
Aug. 14, 2018
PRCA Stat of the Week
As of Aug. 13, there have been 501 rodeos during the 2018 season paying out a total of $31,033,828.
1. Hall of Fame clown/bullfighter Henson passes away
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Fame rodeo clown/bullfighter Chuck Henson passed away Aug. 11 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 87.
Henson was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs in 1995.
Henson was born with rodeo blood in his veins on Feb. 4, 1931, in Arcadia, Fla., where his parents – Charlie and Margie – were competing at a rodeo. Margie was one of the famous “Riding Greenoughs.”
Henson competed in five events but considered bull riding his forte. In the mid-1950s, he traded his boots and hat for baggy pants and a red wig, and his clown/bullfighter career took off.
Henson made people laugh and saved cowboys from disaster until the 1980s. Henson worked the 1967 and 1971 National Finals Rodeo. He served on the PRCA’s Board of Directors as contract member director from 1974-77. He was PRCA Clown of the Year in 1977.
“The big rodeos were a little bit tougher to work because you were out in the middle of this big arena,” Henson said in a 2009 article in The Ketchpen. “I like the small rodeos, where the crowd was right up next to me and I could play with them. I always like to hear the little kids giggle.”
When Henson hung up his rodeo clothes, he took on Hollywood as a stuntman double.
Of his rodeo career he said, “It made me feel mighty good when some kid who had drawn a bad bull would say, ‘Boy, I’m glad to see you here.'”
Henson compared bullfighting to football.
“You fake a bull quite a bit, use your hands to grab hold or to push off,” Henson said in the March 19, 1980, issue of ProRodeo Sports News. “You just always keep moving. If you are standing still and he hits you, it’s like breaking an egg. If you are moving, he just boosts you along a little faster or tosses you in the air a little. Sometimes a little has become a lot. I’ve been in orbit a couple of times.”
Henson is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy; daughters Nancy Jane (Jerry) Dorenkamp and Leigh Ann (Eric) Billingsley; and granddaughters Kaylee and Rayna Billingsley.
A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m., Aug. 22, at the Tucson (Ariz.) Rodeo Parade Museum, 4823 S. 6th Ave.
2. Cody Devers claims Lovington crown
LOVINGTON, N.M. – Rodeo has its share of up and downs.
Steer wrestler Cody Devers has been a passenger on that roller-coaster ride since the last week of July.
The Alva, Okla., cowboy tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days.
After doctoring out of several rodeos, Devers not only fought through the pain, but also captured the title at the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Rodeo’s Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, which ended Aug. 11.
Devers won the average with a 7.6-second time on two head.
“This is the first time I have ever won this rodeo,” said Devers, who made his inaugural appearance in Lovington last year and didn’t have much luck. “I’m super excited. This is one of the top wins of my career.”
Devers set the pace for his victory with a solid, 4.0-second run in the first round and then came back with a quick, 3.6-second effort in round two, which tied for first in the round and secured the average.
“It had rained like three inches in 30 minutes right before the rodeo started,” said Devers, who made his runs Aug. 10. “I knew I had a pretty good steer in the first round and I just had to blow the barrier out. Then, to get that 3.6 (in the second round) was so exciting. The rodeo committee worked hard on things (because of the rain) and we were able to still be competitive there.”
For his performance, Devers earned $4,829, which came at a great time. As of Aug. 13, Devers was 32nd in the 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $33,041.
“This win was really good for me and a big confidence booster,” Devers said. “I tore my MCL over there at Cheyenne, and I had to doctor release quite a few rodeos. So, to be able to know that I can compete with all these guys feels good. I’ve been taping my knee and putting a brace on it and it is healing. I am feeling better every day.”
During his victory runs, Devers was riding Django, a horse owned by his traveling partner, Blake Mindemann, who also hazed for him.
“Everything came together for me and that horse worked great,” Devers said.
Devers not only won nearly $5,000 toward his spot in the world standings, but also earned first-place points in the Wrangler Tour standings. This is his second Wrangler ProRodeo Tour victory this season, as he also won in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Wrangler Tour consists of 22 of the PRCA’s biggest rodeos and culminates with the Justin Finale in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 6-9. The top 24 competitors in the Tour standings in each event will earn a spot at the Justin Finale, as cowboys make a final push toward the all-important Top 15 in the world standings.
“That’s one of my big goals this year,” Devers said. “I should be in the top six in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour standings after this win. It would be great to get to go up to Puyallup and try to win a chunk of money toward the end of the season.”
Other winners at the $222,817 rodeo were all-around cowboy Marcus Theriot ($6,374 in steer wrestling and team roping); bareback rider Bill Tutor (87 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Good Time Charlie); team ropers Marcus Theriot/Cody Doescher (10.5 seconds on two head); saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy (86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Drama Queen); tie-down roper Hudson Wallace (17.7 seconds on two head); barrel racer Andrea Busby (17.61 seconds); steer roper Bryce Davis (44.4 seconds on three head) and bull rider J.W. Harris (88 points on Pete Pro Rodeo’s Cat Skat).
3. Hermiston win ‘bigggest’ of Wyatt Covington’s career
HERMISTON, Ore. – In two years on his permit, Wyatt Covington has two PRCA rodeo wins to his name. The second one was a big one and his first solo title.
Covington rode Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Hunky Dorie for 86.5 points and the victory at the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Ore., Aug. 11.
Not a bad place to pull down win No. 2.
“It’s pretty awesome, because that’s a big rodeo up here in the Northwest,” said Covington, 19.
Winning in the Northwest means a little extra for Covington, who lives in Omak, Wash.
Covington took a month off this summer to recover from a groin injury. His second rodeo since the injury turned out to be Hermiston.
“It means a lot,” said Covington, who took home $5,161. “It being that big of a rodeo gets my name out there more and gets me recognized a little more. I know I’ve got the talent, it’s just when I put it all together and do it right, everything felt perfect for me. It’s just a matter of being consistent with it.”
Covington sounds like he has a plan for his rodeo future.
“I figured why not go another year, use up my permit, give me a little time to mature,” Covington said. “Hopefully next year will be my rookie year and I’ll try and win Rookie of the Year and make the NFR. That’s the plan.”
With the win, Covington is inside the Top 50 in the Wrangler Tour Standings. The top 24 cowboys in each event at the conclusion of the 22 Tour rodeos qualify for the Justin Finale in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 6-9.
Covington has tried to go as much as possible this season. Injuries have limited his rodeo count.
“I worked on a ranch in the fall and winter,” he said. “But come the new year, I started rodeoing. I’ve been going to quite a few. I also had to turn out of a few due to doctor’s releases, so not as many as I’d like to get to.”
Covington’s first win was a co-championship with Jordan Spears at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Division 2, June 6.
“This is by far the biggest rodeo I’ve ever won,” Covington said about Hermiston. “I’m pretty excited about it.”
With a little momentum, Covington will be staying busy. In the next several days he’ll be in Lynden, Wash.; Canby, Ore.; Moses Lake, Wash., and Caldwell, Idaho.
“I’ve got a busy week ahead of me,” he said.
Other winners at the $194,619 rodeo were all-around cowboy Steven Dent ($6,144 in bareback riding and saddle bronc riding); bareback rider Orin Larsen (88.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery); steer wrestler Blake Knowles (7.4 seconds on two head); team ropers Lane Ivy/Blaine Vick (9.1 seconds on two head); saddle bronc rider Chase Brooks (87.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Yesterdays Delivery); tie-down roper Cimarron Boardman (17.8 seconds on two head); and barrel racer Jennifer Barrett (16.83 seconds).
4. Tim Pharr wins Sikeston rodeo for second time
SIKESTON, Mo. – Summer was not an easy road for tie-down roper Tim Pharr. And maybe the horrible steak he had in Spanish Fork, Utah, on his 40th birthday July 20 was the capper of a terrible stretch.
But all that bad luck flew out the window when Pharr wrapped up his second career win at the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Aug. 11.
Pharr took second place in the first round in 8.6 seconds before winning the average in 17.7 seconds on two head. He took home $3,875.
“There’s never a bad time for a win, and none is really more special than the next,” said Pharr, who also won Sikeston in 2001.
In Spanish Fork, Pharr had a steak that was so bad (it tasted like “shoe leather,” he said) he had to send it back. Between June 20 and July 25, Pharr ran 22 calves without placing. He placed in Deadwood, S.D., then went six more calves without placing. Then came Sikeston.
“It was the worst summer on record,” Pharr said. “The longest streak I’ve ever been on – twenty-two calves in a row with no money. Then I placed in Deadwood, then I went another six calves with no money. Then, BAM, I win Sikeston. Long overdue.”
The reason for the streak was easy to explain.
“Just bad luck,” he said. “Some of the craziest things I’ve ever had happen in my career.”
Turning a streak like that around isn’t easy.
“When you go that long, there’s no other way to say it than it’s extremely stressful,” Pharr said. “You read books, read the Bible, you try to put things in perspective and know it will turn around eventually. You’ve got to know that when you show up, you’ve got to get your head right and make sure you do the basics because it can turn and go the other way just as fast as it can go south.”
Pharr was riding Zanna, his 9-year-old mare that he raised, when he won Sikeston.
“Honest to God, I’ve trained a whole bunch and this is the best one I’ve ever been across,” Pharr said. “She stands in the box great. She runs harder than any horse I’ve been on. She stops and backs up better than any horse I’ve been on, which is really her signature – her stop and backup.”
Normally, Pharr calls it a season after Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. He heads back to Resaca, Ga., to help his wife, Shae, get their sons Conner, 8, and Sterling, 5, ready for school. But this year he stopped at Sikeston since it’s relatively close to home.
It proved to be a wise decision.
“Every one of them (wins) is extremely fulfilling, and to have one at Sikeston, it’s a Tour rodeo and a big stop,” said Pharr, who has won more than $20,000 on the season. “It seems to be a little more special than most because it’s one of the top 20 rodeos of the year.”
The win placed Pharr into the Tour standings. The top 24 cowboys in each event in the Wrangler Tour will advance to the Justin Finale in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 6-9.
Pharr will add a few circuit rodeos to close out the 2018 season.
“It wouldn’t hurt my feelings to get a few more circuit rodeos in and solidify the circuit finals for me,” said Pharr, who raises and trains horses, in addition to being a farrier and working on the family ranch. “Basically, I’m going to stay right here and be a circuit cowboy.”
Other winners at the $169,021 rodeo were all-around cowboy Paul David Tierney ($5,845 in tie-down roping and team roping); bareback rider Tim O’Connell (89 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Pony Soldier); steer wrestlers Tanner Brunner and Dru Melvin (9.3 seconds on two head each); team ropers Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden (9.5 seconds on two head); saddle bronc rider J.J. Elshere (85 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Real Fancy); barrel racer Kylie Weast (16.32 seconds) and bull rider John Mincey (89 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s No. 3109).
5. What to Watch For
ProRodeo TV
Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, Aug. 17-18, 8 p.m. (MT)
ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon
Division 2 Xtreme Bulls in Gooding, Idaho, 8 p.m. (MT)
Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo, Aug. 16-18, 8 p.m. (MT)
5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail
The second annual Sowing Good Deeds Initiative is underway and open to all PRCA-sanctioned rodeo committees. One PRCA rodeo committee will be chosen to win a Massey Ferguson® tractor valued at $35,000for the good work they do. Congratulations to the inaugural AGCO/PRCA Sowing Good Deeds award winner, Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo.Enter today, and your rodeo committee could be the winner of a Massey Ferguson tractor in 2018.As a proud sponsor of the PRCA, AGCO® Corporation through its brands Hesston® and Massey Ferguson, recognize that PRCA-sanctioned rodeos contribute significant support for local, regional and national charities and organizations. These charitable efforts by rodeo committees are making a positive impact on members of the various communities. Hesston and Massey Ferguson, through its Sowing Good Deeds initiative, want to raise awareness of these many local efforts and reward one PRCA committee each year whose impact goes above and beyond.For more information or to apply please visit www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds
That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo is a marquee event each July – the latest one was July 26-28 – in the small, southeast Idaho town with a population of 5,000. This year, the rodeo is drawing on its supporters to help fund its next step: a new arena with more capacity, more comfortable seats, and more ADA-compliant seating so every fan can have a place at next year’s event. Through crowd-sourcing and support from local businesses, the rodeo is on its way to its $1.4 million goal. In a town like Preston, the arena serves as the heart of the community, and local rodeo fans are showing just how much this event means to them. To donate, visit www.prestonrodeo.com/donate.html
The Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo takes place Aug. 14-18. During the rodeo there will be some special nights – “Man Up Crusade” Family Night is Aug. 15, wear purple and take a stand against domestic violence.”Power of Pink” Night is Aug. 16, wear pink and support breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds from the night will benefit the Power of Pink Program with Saint Alphonsus Medical Center and West Valley Medical Center to provide free mammogram screenings for women who are uninsured, underinsured or underserved in the Treasure Valley; and “Patriot Night” is Aug. 17. Wear your red, white and blue and salute the military and their families. A portion of the proceeds go toward CNR’s Military Relief Fund, which supports the needs of wounded or fallen service members/veterans and their families in the Treasure Valley.
The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be Sept. 1 in Palestine, Ill. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT). Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeo.
6. Next Up
Aug. 13           Dacotah Stampede Rodeo, Aberdeen, S.D., begins
Aug. 14           Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 14           Wrangler Tour ProRodeo’s Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo begins
Aug. 14           Canby (Ore.) Rodeo begins
Aug. 15           Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo, Douglas, Wyo., begins
Aug. 15           Gooding (Idaho) Xtreme Bulls begins
Aug. 15           Juneau County Fair Pro Rodeo, Mauston, Wis., begins
Aug. 16           McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Circle, Mont., begins
Aug. 16           Inter-State Rodeo, Coffeyville, Kan., begins
Aug. 16           Yellowstone River Round-Up, Billings, Mont., begins
Aug. 16           Cassia County Fair & Rodeo, Burley, Idaho, begins
Aug. 16           Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo begins
Aug. 16           Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo, Kalispell, Mont., begins
Aug. 16           Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Baker, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Brown County Fair Pro Rodeo, Depere, Wis., begins
Aug. 17           Eureka (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           Imboden (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           Seward County PRCA Rodeo, Liberal, Kan., begins
Aug. 17           Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, Payson, Ariz., begins
Aug. 17           Tehachapi (Calif.) Pro Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           Cranbrook (British Columbia) Pro Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, Denton, Texas, begins
Aug. 17           Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           Pincher Creek (Alberta) Pro Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
Aug. 18           Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo
Aug. 18           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., begins
Aug. 18           Fallon County Fair & Rodeo, Baker, Mont., begins
Aug. 19           Badlands Circuit Steer Roping Finals, Deadwood, S.D.
Aug. 20           Days of ’76 Stand Alone Steer Roping, Deadwood, S.D.
7. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through Aug. 13, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$163,932
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$143,708
SW:
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$96,567
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
$92,445
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$92,445
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$122,790
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$103,354
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$224,892
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$75,408
8. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings
Unofficial through Aug. 13, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$163,932
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
142,749
3
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
109,918
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
102,238
5
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
94,445
6
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
91,834
7
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
65,199
8
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
62,574
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
60,037
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,984
11
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
55,324
12
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
49,731
13
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
45,946
14
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
45,329
15
Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn.
41,432
16
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
38,238
17
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
34,334
18
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
33,921
19
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
33,160
20
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
33,063
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$143,708
2
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
143,073
3
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
104,460
4
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
99,991
5
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
88,608
6
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
86,440
7
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
83,451
8
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
81,321
9
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
81,036
10
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
78,462
11
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
75,678
12
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
72,445
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
70,937
14
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
64,728
15
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
62,200
16
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
53,143
17
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
48,809
18
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
47,191
19
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
46,338
20
Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan
45,334
Steer Wrestling
1
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$96,567
2
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
82,185
3
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
79,249
4
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
74,583
5
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
68,641
6
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
67,601
7
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
64,825
8
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
63,130
9
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
62,925
10
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
61,208
11
Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.
60,561
12
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
57,773
13
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
56,950
14
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
56,094
15
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
53,159
16
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
52,984
17
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
51,950
18
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
48,115
19
Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
47,596
20
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
47,443
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
$92,445
2
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
87,840
3
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
85,087
4
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
77,573
5
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
73,259
6
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
72,388
7
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
68,293
8
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
63,475
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
62,131
10
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
54,875
11
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
52,076
12
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
51,482
13
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
49,842
14
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
48,187
15
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
48,081
16
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
47,799
17
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
47,573
18
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
47,486
19
Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.
46,818
20
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
45,662
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$92,445
2
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
87,840
3
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
85,087
4
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
79,026
5
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
77,101
6
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
68,699
7
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
68,293
8
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
62,282
9
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
61,926
10
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
60,761
11
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
58,274
12
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
56,101
13
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
55,806
14
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
55,164
15
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
47,573
16
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
47,486
17
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
46,919
18
Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif.
46,236
19
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
45,732
20
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
44,331
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$122,790
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
111,588
3
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
103,656
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
95,995
5
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
95,912
6
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
95,137
7
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
94,329
8
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
90,884
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
81,382
10
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
80,839
11
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
71,806
12
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
68,309
13
Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont.
66,205
14
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
64,768
15
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
61,223
16
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
56,147
17
Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah
55,974
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
55,321
19
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
46,698
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
45,324
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$103,354
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
96,592
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
89,057
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
85,732
5
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
79,880
6
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
78,105
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
75,024
8
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
73,373
9
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
73,261
10
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
72,965
11
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
68,703
12
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
67,518
13
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
65,585
14
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
62,607
15
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
61,056
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
55,043
17
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
52,363
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
51,725
19
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
49,142
20
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
46,904
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$75,408
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
58,856
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
58,230
4
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
41,709
5
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
41,251
6
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
40,194
7
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
39,766
8
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
37,028
9
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
36,488
10
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
34,180
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
33,989
12
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
33,985
13
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
32,342
14
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
31,860
15
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
31,741
16
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
30,133
17
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
28,948
18
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
22,805
19
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
21,987
20
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
17,804
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$224,892
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
146,217
3
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
96,636
4
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
93,657
5
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
82,756
6
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
80,739
7
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
80,475
8
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
80,283
9
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
79,415
10
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
77,620
11
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
77,435
12
Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas
75,970
13
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
74,532
14
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
71,093
15
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
71,036
16
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
70,887
17
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
70,520
18
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
66,997
19
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
65,630
20
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
61,212
*2018 Barrel Racing (Aug. 13, 2018)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$182,843
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
141,551
3
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
110,127
4
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
102,975
5
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
100,724
6
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
99,780
7
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
94,341
8
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
90,095
9
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
85,355
10
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
84,726
11
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
76,830
12
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
74,927
13
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
70,501
14
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
69,256
15
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
68,938
16
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
68,023
17
Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla.
67,758
18
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
64,435
19
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
56,807
20
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
56,389
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☛ When is a gift really a gift? 8-7-18

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RICK'S CORNER, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 5 comments

WHEN’S YOUR GIFT, REALLY A GIFT?

 

Which Gifts Are Taxable and What Can Be Excluded?

 

By Richard E. “Rick” Dennis
Aug. 7, 2018

 

Have you given or received a large gift? Do you know what the tax consequences are? You may be subject to the 40% Federal Gift Tax.

 

According to the IRS, a gift is “Any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full consideration (measured in money or money’s worth) is not received in return.”

 

The gift tax is the responsibility of the person who gives a gift (i.e., the donor), and the amount of tax due is based on the value of their gift. The person who receives a gift (i.e., the donee) is generally not responsible for paying the gift tax. However, if the donor does not pay the gift tax, the donee may have to pay the tax instead.

 

The gift tax was implemented in order to stop people from dodging the Estate Tax by giving away all of their money before death. While most individuals don’t need to worry about having to pay the gift tax, there are a lot of people who neglect to file the proper paperwork.

 

Seven things you should know about the Federal gift tax:

 

  1. Gifts to Family Members Count. The gift tax and exclusion limit (below) apply whether you are making the gift to a complete stranger, a nephew or your own children. The only person you can give a gift to that is exempt from the gift tax is your spouse. Gifts to your spouse qualify for the marital deduction.

 

  1. There Is an Annual Gift Tax Exclusion.You do not have to pay tax on gifts that are less than the annual exclusion limit, which generally changes every year. Currently, the annual exclusion for 2018 is $15,000 per recipient, up from the previous $14,000 exclusion limit. In other words, you can give up to $15,000 to each of your children this year without having to pay any gift tax. However, anything of value given as a gift and the amount exceeding the exclusion limit is taxable.

 

  1. There Are Also: Educational and Medical Exclusions. Payments that you make on someone’s behalf for qualified tuition or medical expenses do not count toward the annual limit for gift tax purposes. However, your payment(s) must be made directly to a qualifying educational organization or medical care provider in order to qualify for the exclusion. You can also place funds directly into a 529-education savings plan to avoid the gift tax — but note that certain rules apply.

 

  1. You May Need to File a Gift Tax Return (Form 709). In general, you must file a Federal gift tax return (IRS Form 709) if you gave someone more than $15,000 during the 2018 calendar year. In some cases, you are required to file Form 709 even if your gift was below the $15,000 annual exclusion. Note that only individuals are responsible for filing gift tax returns — corporations or trusts that make gifts will pass the filing and payment responsibilities onto their individual stockholders or beneficiaries. Additionally, a married couple cannot file a joint gift tax return.

 

Form 709 is an annual return that is due by April 15 of the year after the gift was made. While this is the same deadline as the individual income tax return (Form 1040), the gift tax return must be filed separately. You can request a 6-month filing extension for your gift tax return with Form 8892 (Application for Extension of Time to File Form 709 and/or Payment of Gift/Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax). Furthermore, if you use Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) to obtain a tax extension for your 1040 return, you will automatically receive an extension for Form 709.

 

  1. Married Couples Can Give Twice As Much.Spouses can each give up to $15,000 to the same recipient and still stay within the annual exclusion threshold. Together, a married couple can give $30,000 to each donee without incurring the gift tax. Most tax professionals recommend that married couples give money in the form of two separate checks, and each signed by one of the spouses, to avoid any confusion.

 

  1. Each Donor Has a Lifetime Exemption.This refers to the total amount that an individual can give away during their entire lifetime. If your gift exceeds the $15,000 annual threshold, it must be reported as a taxable gift on Form 709 — however, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to pay the gift tax. Instead, you can apply the gift toward your lifetime exclusion from the Federal estate tax.

 

The “basic exclusion” (also known as the “unified credit”) represents both the lifetime gift tax exemption and the estate tax exclusion, signified as a total amount of $5.34 million. The current law allows individuals to give away up to $5.34 million over their lifetime without having to pay gift or estate taxes.

 

But keep in mind; any portion that’s used to avoid the gift tax reduces the amount that will be exempt from estate tax. For example, if you used $2 million of the exemptions to make taxable gifts during your lifetime, you will only be able to exclude $3.34 million from the estate tax. If you surpass the $5.34 million limit, you (or your heirs) will have to pay up to 40% tax.

 

You can give someone $15,000 per year and it won’t affect your lifetime exemption (because gifts below the annual threshold are not considered taxable). If you exceed the $15,000 annual gift tax threshold, you must file Form 709 and report the amount that counts against your lifetime exemption. You should also hold onto any relevant paperwork so your heirs can properly compute the estate tax later.

 

  1. Promotional Gifts Aren’t Considered “Gifts.”If you receive a gift as part of a promotion — for example, a car is given away to every member of the studio audience — then it does not count as a “gift” by IRS standards because the giver is getting something in return, namely self-promotion. This means that the tax burden for a promotional gift falls on the recipient (because it increases their wealth) and is not eligible for the annual gift tax exclusion. Example, if you give a horse as a gift for promotional purposes it may be disqualified under the gift tax law and may not be considered a gift at all, e.g., if the horse is excluded from showing under certain circumstances, and providing it as a gift is your alternative to allow promotion to continue, it may not qualify as a gift under IRS tax law.  Check with your CPA or the IRS.

 

By the same token, if your providing a gift to someone for a “self-serving purpose,e.g., a house – in the event an individual has IRS tax issues, then this may be considered tax evasion and the one who knowingly receive such a gift under this circumstance to avoid a tax lien or seizure may be considered a co-conspirator.  Therefore, its imperative for the recipients of a large gift to be fully cognizant of any and/or all prior motives the donor may have in providing the gift.  It’s especially important for the recipient to have a fully executed and notarized IRS form 709 in his or her possession, and upon taking possession of the gift.  IRS requires a form 709 to be filled out for each gift whose fair market value exceeds the $15,000 exclusion.

 

In closing, please be advised that it’s always prudent business practices to have a thorough understanding what your getting yourself into before you do it.  Always, “Trust, But Verify.”

 

“Until Next Time, Keep Em Between The Bridle”

 

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Richard E. “Rick” Dennis CPP
Managing Member
Freelance writer and author
Office/Mobile: (985) 630-3500
Email: windrivercompany@gmail.com
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☛ Oklahoma barrel racer, Add Waddell found murdered 7-30 -18

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

OKLAHOMA BARREL RACER ADDISON WADDELL MURDERED

 

NICOLE BAIN ARRESTED

 

July 30, 2018
Report from News 9

On July 6, a Medical Examiner positively identified the remains of a well-known barrel racer from Okmulgee County, Okla. Family members said they hadn’t seen or heard from Addison Waddell, 56, since June 24, when he left to go to North Carolina to visit his family – but never arrived.

 

Investigators say his vehicle was found wrecked and abandoned in Okmulgee County. His body was found near 330 Road and Gun Club Road on July 3, 2018.  A short time later, authorities were also searching for Nacole Bain, whom they believed was the last person to see him alive. They later arrested her for the disappearance and murder of Waddell after she confessed that she shot and killed Waddell. A motive was not released.

 

Friends of Waddell said he had been helping Bain; however she had been caught stealing and was asked to leave. She then shot him in the head, beat him in the face with a club, dumped his body and burned it. Then she tried to hide his truck. The friends felt that no one person could have done the murder alone and thought a daughter of Bain may be involved..

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