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RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
May 22, 2016

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Pro Rodeo Live will be broadcasting the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots May 21 from Redding, Calif. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. (PT) at prorodeolive.com.

 

California Rodeo Salinas has announced its five-member 2016 Hall of Fame class. It is comprised of contestants Clay Carr and Perry Ivory, committee members Walt Cameron and J. Michael Storm and notable Julius G. Trescony. Carr was the first triple crown winner in PRCA history, as he took the world titles in all-around, saddle bronc riding and steer roping in 1930. He also won the all-around gold buckle in 1933 and the steer roping in 1940, before passing away in 1957. Ivory won nine California Rodeo Salinas championships in various events over a span of 10 years. He won the bull riding in 1922, both the bull riding and saddle bronc riding in 1926, 1929 and 1930, and saddle bronc riding in 1931. Ivory passed away in 1983. Cameron, who passed away in 2004, was named director of the rodeo in 1972, was awarded the Gold Saddleman Award in 1985, became vice president in 1988 and served as president from 1992-93. Storm, who passed away in 2010, was director of concessions, served as president of the rodeo in 1996-97 and was awarded the Gold Saddleman Award in 1998. Trescony, who died in 1982, went to every California Rodeo Salinas from 1911 until the year he died. The 2016 induction ceremony and luncheon will take place July 21 at 11:30 a.m. on the Mike Storm Director’s Patio at the Salinas Sports Complex.

 

The Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame has announced their 2016 inductees. J.D. Yates, who competed at the WNFR 21 times as a team roper, and also qualified 10 times for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, is the contestant inductee. He won four titles at the Round-Up during his career. Doug and the late Heather Corey are the 2016 Round-Up volunteer inductees. Doug, who continues to serve both the Round-Up and Happy Canyon, is one of only five men who has served as president on both the Round-Up and Happy Canyon boards. Heather was the Round-Up queen in 1974, and the first female on the Round-Up Board of Directors, ending a 100-year tradition of all male directors. She passed away in 2012. The other inductees include Chief Bill Burke in the native American category and a 32-year-old gelding named Smokey, who has been a part of many aspects of the rodeo over the years, in the animal category.

 

Kelly Wardell, a four-time NFR qualifier in bareback riding who has also served on the PRCA Board of Directors, is one of five 2016 inductees into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame. The other inductees are Deanne Bell, Earl E. (Tim) Bouscal, LeRoy A. Hess and L. Wardell Larson. The ceremony will take place in Twin Falls June 4.

 

The Cal Poly rodeo team has received a $1 million endowment to benefit the team. Mark and Jessie Milano provided the gift, the largest ever for the program. The donation increases the program’s scholarship offerings to $80,000 in 2016-17, a jump from the $16,000 in scholarships awarded in 2015-16.

 

Claremore (Okla.) City Manager Jim Thomas has been named the grand marshal at this year’s Will Rogers Stampede parade, which takes place May 28 at 10 a.m. “It’s kind of humbling,” Thomas said. “I’m going to wear my cowboy hat and my boots. I’m not a cowboy, but I’m a cowboy at heart. It’s a nice honor, and I appreciate them extending the invitation to me.” This is the 70th anniversary of the Will Rogers Stampede, and the parade will celebrate its two straight titles for PRCA’s Small Rodeo of the Year.

 

The RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo is moving to the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colo., later this year. The Oct. 27-29 rodeo includes the top 12 contestants in each event from Colorado and Wyoming. The event was most recently held in Rock Springs, Wyo., and returns to Colorado for the first time in years. “After five great years in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the Mountain States Circuit will open a new chapter,” said Guy Warpness, president of the Mountain States Circuit. “We would like to send a very sincere ‘thank you’ to the Sweetwater Events Complex and their staff for everything they have done over the last five years to promote and support the circuit and the sport of rodeo. Change is not always easy, but we are excited to enter into a new partnership with The Ranch, Larimer County (Colo.), Loveland and Fort Collins.”

 

The Cody (Wyo.) Stampede has received a jump-start $173,000 grant from the Shoshone Recreation District for a wide-ranging project at Stampede Park leading to construction, in stages, of a new, 1,000-plus seat indoor arena. Work should begin soon on nine acres of the empty parcel of land along West Yellowstone Ave. generally used only for overflow Cody Stampede Rodeo parking over the Fourth of July. The unveiling of the plan comes with the caveat that an additional $1 million-plus must be raised.

 

2011 Bull Riding World Champion Shane Proctor hosted his seventh annual bull riding clinic in his hometown of Grand Coulee, Wash., April 13. Proctor gave instruction to 40 bull riders, which included taking them through stretches and exercises and showing them proper riding technique .

 

 

A large crowd gathered at the Growney Ranch south of Red Bluff, Calif., April 13 to enjoy a good meal and raise money during the Round-Up and Rotary Club Tough Enough to Wear Pink Fundraiser Luncheon. The event’s live auction and ticket sales raised around $6,000, which goes to local efforts to fight breast cancer, including free mammograms to those who can’t afford it otherwise. PRCA barrelman Clinton “Wolfey” Selvester was sold for $100 in the auction, and kept the crowd laughing with his antics. The luncheon was one of several events that took place last week in preparation for the April 15-17 Red Bluff Round-Up.

 

The Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo hosted a Chicks ‘n Chaps event April 16, designed to get more women interested in rodeo. PRCA bullfighter Rudy Burns was one of the instructors for the event, which also helps to raise awareness for breast cancer.

 

Charles Sampson, the 1982 bull riding world champion, spoke at the “Beat the Odds” event April 16 at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello, Idaho. The event helped raise funds for Fawn Wright, a Pocatello victim of an accident last summer. Sampson, a 1996 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee, made his last professional bull ride in Pocatello in 1994, and was happy to return and try to help bring attention to the event. “If my name brings out three or four people, then that helps the program, so hopefully people support the Wright family,” he said.

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® World Standings Leaders

AA: Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $52,035
BB: Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas $62,021
SW: Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $40,879
TR-1: Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $36,146
TR-2: Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $37,435
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $60,801
TD: Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $45,432
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $49,657
SR: J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas   $39,940 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings     Unofficial through May 16, 2016 

All-around
1 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $52,035
2 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 39,782
3 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 39,200
4 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 36,138
5 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 32,509
6 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,220
7 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 22,189
8 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 21,799
9 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 18,688
10 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 18,096
11 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 15,519
12 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 14,362
13 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 12,817
14 Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif. 12,005
15 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 11,576
16 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 10,685
17 Cord Spradley, Waycross, Ga. 7,332
Bareback Riding
1 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas $62,021
2 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 54,641
3 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 49,608
4 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 49,575
5 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 41,248
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 38,786
7 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 34,133
8 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 31,370
9 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 27,083
10 Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas 25,603
11 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 23,942
12 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 21,167
13 Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 21,030
14 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 18,977
15 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 16,950
16 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 16,829
17 Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 16,411
18 George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont. 15,425
19 Ty Fast Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 15,137
20 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 14,910
Steer Wrestling
1 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $40,879
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 39,500
3 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 33,674
4 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 32,605
5 Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 31,427
6 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 28,042
7 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 24,969
8 Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 19,653
9 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 19,211
10 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 19,163
11 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 19,002
12 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 18,934
13 Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 18,849
14 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 18,828
15 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 17,593
16 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 16,998
17 Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D. 16,640
18 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 15,588
19 Logan Gledhill, Huntsville, Texas 15,531
20 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 13,850
Team Roping (header)
1 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $36,146
2 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 33,764
3 Zac Small, Welch, Okla. 28,228
4 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 27,067
5 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 26,931
6 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 26,836
7 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 23,734
8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 22,920
9 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 22,672
10 Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas 22,556
11 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,784
12 Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif. 21,201
13 Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 20,379
14 Adam Rose, Willard, Mo. 16,139
15 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 15,856
16 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 15,108
17 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 14,951
18 Jacob Dagenhart, Statesville, N.C. 14,900
19 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 14,604
20 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 14,449
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $37,435
2 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 33,139
3 Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas 27,573
4 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 26,806
5 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 25,559
6 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 22,672
7 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,784
8 Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 20,286
9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 20,175
10 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 19,797
11 Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 19,615
12 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 19,294
13 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 18,462
14 Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 18,181
15 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 16,744
16 Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 16,508
17 Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas 15,321
18 Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C. 14,900
19 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 14,447
20 Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz. 13,444
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $60,801
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 51,302
3 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 50,769
4 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 41,888
5 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 40,960
6 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 36,912
7 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 32,530
8 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 19,428
9 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 19,271
10 Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 19,007
11 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 18,013
12 Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 17,704
13 Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La. 16,678
14 Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 16,657
15 Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan. 16,013
16 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 15,786
17 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 15,496
18 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 14,306
19 Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla. 14,165
20 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 13,889
Tie-down Roping
1 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $45,432
2 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 40,055
3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 35,172
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 32,660
5 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 27,169
6 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 26,177
7 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 24,684
8 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 23,868
9 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 23,840
10 Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala. 20,699
11 Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas 19,860
12 Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 19,146
13 Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich. 18,592
14 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 18,338
15 Justin Macha, Needville, Texas 16,748
16 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 15,919
17 Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas 15,694
18 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 14,916
19 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 13,735
20 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 13,681
Steer Roping
1 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas $39,946
2 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 27,994
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 24,997
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 24,144
5 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 23,387
6 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 22,884
7 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 19,673
8 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 19,354
9 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 18,381
10 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 17,942
11 Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 17,635
12 Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas 16,089
13 Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas 14,937
14 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 13,412
15 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 12,507
16 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 11,334
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 11,106
18 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 10,390
19 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 10,153
20 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 9,483
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $49,657
2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,099
3 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 41,933
4 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 38,844
5 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 35,901
6 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 33,749
7 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas 33,041
8 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 31,432
9 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 30,605
10 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 28,776
11 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 27,909
12 Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho 26,140
13 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 26,063
14 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 24,064
15 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 24,039
16 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 23,677
17 Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M. 23,611
18 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 21,881
19 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 21,093
20 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 20,955

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (May 16, 2016)

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 Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla. $81,852
2 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 62,133
3 Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas 59,683
4 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo. 45,527
5 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 42,170
6 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 37,509
7 Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas 32,909
8 Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 31,550
9 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Ariz. 31,434
10 Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga. 31,411
11 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah 31,151
12 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 30,759
13 Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla. 30,007
14 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 29,735
15 Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif. 29,562
16 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 26,360
17 Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash. 25,081
18 Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas 24,022
19 Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas 23,622
20 Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla. 21,599
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7. 2016 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour StandingsUnofficial through May 16, 2016

Bareback Riding
1 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba $29,555
2 Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 24,735
3 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 20,614
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 20,038
5 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 12,003
6 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 11,154
7 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 10,158
8 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 9,160
9 Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas 8,839
10 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 7,808
11 Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas 7,038
12 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 6,840
13 Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta 6,665
14 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 5,346
15 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 4,573
16 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 4,420
17 Grant Denny, Minden, Nev. 3,621
18 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 3,422
Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas 3,422
20 Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 3,350
Steer Wrestling
1 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $27,731
2 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 22,984
3 Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 13,410
4 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 12,790
5 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 11,528
6 Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 11,188
7 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 10,129
8 Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas 9,260
9 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 9,074
10 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 8,016
11 Tommy Cook, Waller, Texas 7,969
12 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 6,789
13 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 6,629
14 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 6,371
15 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 5,554
16 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 5,438
17 Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 5,230
18 Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif. 4,908
19 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 4,815
20 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 4,790
Team Roping-Header
1 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. $23,220
2 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 18,289
3 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 15,453
4 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 15,054
5 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 14,525
6 Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas 11,405
7 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 10,906
8 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 10,769
9 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 8,377
10 Brooks Dahozy, Warm Springs, Ore. 6,570
11 J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo. 6,442
12 Zac Small, Welch, Okla. 6,331
13 Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif. 5,983
14 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 5,718
15 David Key, Stephenville, Texas 5,692
16 Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah 5,631
17 Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 4,919
18 Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo. 4,884
19 Thad Ward, Howell, Utah 4,780
20 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 4,776
Team Roping-Heeler
1 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. $23,220
2 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 18,289
3 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 15,453
4 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 13,528
5 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 13,333
6 J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa 11,405
7 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 10,906
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 10,769
9 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 8,377
10 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 6,659
11 Chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho 6,629
12 Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz. 6,570
13 Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz. 6,442
14 Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 5,983
15 Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas 5,760
16 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 5,692
17 Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb. 5,631
18 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 5,349
19 Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah 4,780
20 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 4,776
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia $27,394
2 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 24,133
3 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 19,126
4 Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 14,938
5 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 10,336
6 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 9,076
7 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 8,604
8 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 7,479
9 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 6,909
10 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas 6,532
11 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 6,145
12 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 5,383
13 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 5,239
14 Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla. 5,220
15 Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 5,061
16 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 4,740
17 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 4,662
18 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 4,543
19 Ty Kirkland, Lufkin, Texas 4,206
20 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 4,080
Tie-down Roping
1 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. $23,564
2 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 18,457
3 Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 16,047
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 14,856
5 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 14,536
6 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 11,549
7 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 10,539
8 Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas 10,300
9 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 9,350
10 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 9,329
11 Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 7,143
12 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 7,029
13 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 6,080
14 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 6,062
15 Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 5,931
16 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 5,729
17 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 5,475
18 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 5,225
19 Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas 4,892
20 Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah 4,806
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $26,737
2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 14,750
3 Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La. 13,610
4 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 11,793
5 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 10,765
6 Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M. 9,529
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,641
8 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,636
9 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 6,289
10 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 6,106
11 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 5,945
12 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 5,564
13 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 5,560
14 Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho 5,147
15 Caleb Robinson, Coolidge, Texas 4,919
16 Rocky McDonald, Colonia Juarez, 3,849
17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 3,594
18 Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah 3,401
19 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas 3,350
20 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 3,333
8. 2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings     Unofficial through May 16, 2016

1 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas $23,009
2 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 22,278
3 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 15,942
4 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 13,323
5 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 13,151
6 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 12,097
7 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 11,667
8 John Young, Orient, Iowa 10,019
9 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 9,770
10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 9,254
11 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 9,135
12 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 9,005
13 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 8,320
14 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 8,122
15 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 8,119
16 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 8,017
17 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,486
18 Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash. 6,103
19 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 5,189
20 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 5,074
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☛ FW’s Will Rogers land purchase finalized 5-13-16

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FORT WORTH’S WILL ROGERS ARENA OK’D FOR FINAL LAND PURCHASE

 

WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL CENTER ADDED TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

 

May 13, 2016

The Fort Worth City Council recently agreed to spend $7 million to buy the remaining 2.567 acres on Montgomery Street that is needed for the planned $450 million arena project at Will Rogers Memorial Center. They are purchasing the land from Bodycote, a U.K. thermal processing services company and is the second tract the city is buying from them. In December, they paid $692,500 to buy 0.263 acres at Bryce Avenue and Montgomery. The new arena and parking garage will sit on 22.3 acres.

 

According to an April 13 article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, under the terms of the deal, Bodycote will be allowed to stay on the property until Dec. 31 and the city will incur the cost of moving Bodycote from the property and setting up equipment at the company’s new site – which is not yet determined.

 

Under the terms, the city accepts all environmental responsibility for the property, which does have some contaminated soil, as for many years the property had been used as heat-treating facilities and hazardous chemicals are used during that process. As a result, the city knew there was a chance the soil would have some contamination. The land has been an industrial site for 80 years and the environmental study shows elevated levels of arsenic, barium and lead in an estimated 2,000-cubic yards of soil at three specified locations on the site that officials hope can be remedied with soil work; however, concentrations weren’t high enough to be a major concern beyond that. Costs for removal of the contaminated soil are estimated at $101,000. The city also paid $15,768 to the Dallas office of Oklahoma City-based Enercon to conduct the environment assessment of the property.

 

The city has set aside $12.2 million in seed money for the arena project from the Culture & Tourism Capital Projects Fund and it’s expected to be completed for the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The city’s involvement is capped at $250 million, mostly coming from special use taxes. The remaining $250 million is being paid by Event Facilities Fort Worth, a nonprofit group created in 2000 that supports the Fort Worth Stock Show and rodeo at Will Rogers.

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Will Rogers Memorial Center will now be on the National Register of Historic places:

With the plans for the new $450 million project at Will Rogers Memorial Center, many horse lovers were lamenting about the possible loss of the historical Will Rogers Memorial Center where they had shown over the years. But have no fear.

 

On May 10, 2016, it was announced in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that the iconic Will Rogers Memorial Center, home of the Stock Show since 1937, is now on the National Register of Historic Places, which will help secure funding and add a level of protection.

 

Also, being added to the national registry adds another level of review before changes to the property can be made, said Liz Casso, Fort Worth historic preservation officer. Additionally, any city-owned property that is over 50 years old has special protections that allow review through the historical preservation office before projects begin, Casso said.

 

According to Randle Harwood, Fort Worth planning and development director, the move will help the city qualify for future grant funding and provides national recognition for the facility and recognizes what an important architectural landmark the Will Rogers Memorial Center is.

 

The center has 120 acres of multipurpose event facilities and exhibit halls, including more than 2,500 horse stalls and 2,250 cattle ties. The equestrian facilities include an underground tunnel system and three climate-controlled show arenas, including the coliseum.

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RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 10, 2016

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail
The Canadian Finals Rodeo will have a new home in 2017, but it’s unclear where that home will be. Edmonton, the host site of the event since 1974, has shut the door on bringing the rodeo back after its final performance in Edmonton this November. Mayor Don Iveson announced May 5 that the city would not be submitting a bid to host the CFR. The final CFR in Edmonton will take place Nov. 9-13 at Rexall Place.

 

The Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days train – a tradition that stretches back to 1908 – will be making its annual trip from Denver to Cheyenne July 23. Tickets ($350) for this year’s trip are available through registration that is open May 8-16, at cfdtrain.com. A lottery system, instituted in 2012 because of repeated sellouts, will be used, and new VIP seats in the luxury private cars are available for the first time at $1,200. Returning this year after a three-year maintenance overhaul is the Union Pacific Railroad’s steam locomotive 844.

 

The Mineral Wells (Texas) ProRodeo parade has three judges with local ties who will preside over the May 12 event. Debbie (Johnston) Garrison was raised in Mineral Wells and was crowned Miss Rodeo America 1979. Sonna Warvell, who was named Miss Mineral Wells in 1982, has spent the last 24 years working as Annie Oakley in Disney’s largest dinner show/Wild West show in Paris, France. Renowned horseman Chris Cox also lives in the Mineral Wells area

 

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® World Standings Leaders

 

AA: Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $51,927
BB: Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas $60,443
SW: Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $40,879
TR-1: Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $36,146
TR-2: Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $37,435
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $58,587
TD: Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $45,323
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $47,628
SR: J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas   $39,946

 

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

     Unofficial through May 9, 2016

 

All-around

1

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

$51,927

2

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

39,782

3

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

39,200

4

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

36,138

5

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

32,509

6

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

31,315

7

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

22,189

8

Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas

21,799

9

Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.

18,096

10

Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta

16,168

11

Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.

15,519

12

Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.

14,362

13

Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.

11,790

14

Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.

11,576

15

Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif.

11,302

16

Cord Spradley, Waycross, Ga.

7,332

Bareback Riding

1

Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas

$60,443

2

Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

54,641

3

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa

49,608

4

Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.

49,291

5

R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.

41,248

6

Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah

38,786

7

Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta

34,133

8

Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah

31,370

9

Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.

26,406

10

Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas

24,563

11

Evan Jayne, Marseille, France

23,130

12

Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.

21,167

13

Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif.

21,030

14

Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta

18,977

15

J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.

16,829

16

Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

16,411

17

Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas

16,273

18

Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan

15,137

19

George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont.

13,818

20

Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La.

13,074

Steer Wrestling

1

Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.

$40,879

2

Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.

39,500

3

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

33,674

4

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.

32,605

5

Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.

31,427

6

Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas

28,042

7

Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.

24,969

8

Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

19,653

9

Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah

19,211

10

Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark.

19,163

11

Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho

19,002

12

Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D.

18,934

13

Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont.

18,849

14

Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.

18,828

15

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

17,593

16

Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.

16,998

17

Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D.

16,640

18

Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.

15,588

19

Logan Gledhill, Huntsville, Texas

15,531

20

Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.

13,850

Team Roping (header)

1

Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.

$36,146

2

Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta

33,764

3

Zac Small, Welch, Okla.

28,228

4

Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

27,067

5

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

26,931

6

Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.

26,836

7

Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.

23,734

8

Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta

22,672

9

Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas

22,556

10

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

22,015

11

Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas

21,784

12

Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif.

21,201

13

Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas

20,379

14

Adam Rose, Willard, Mo.

16,139

15

Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas

15,856

16

Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.

14,951

17

Jacob Dagenhart, Statesville, N.C.

14,900

18

Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas

14,604

19

Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla.

14,449

20

Manny Egusquiza Jr., Marianna, Fla.

13,817

Team Roping (heeler)

1

Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.

$37,435

2

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

33,139

3

Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas

27,573

4

Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah

26,806

5

Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

25,559

6

Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

24,239

7

John Philipp, Washington, Texas

21,784

8

Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore.

20,286

9

Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas

20,175

10

Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas

19,797

11

Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.

19,615

12

Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.

19,294

13

Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas

18,462

14

Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.

18,181

15

Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas

16,744

16

Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas

16,508

17

Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas

15,321

18

Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.

14,900

19

Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.

14,447

20

Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.

13,444

Saddle Bronc Riding

1

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas

$58,587

2

CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah

51,206

3

Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah

49,132

4

Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah

41,792

5

Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia

40,960

6

Jake Wright, Milford, Utah

36,912

7

Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

32,530

8

Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas

19,428

9

Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta

19,271

10

Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta

19,007

11

Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta

18,013

12

Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

16,657

13

Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.

16,361

14

Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan.

16,013

15

Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas

15,929

16

Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.

15,786

17

Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.

15,496

18

Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo.

14,306

19

Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.

13,889

20

Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.

13,534

Tie-down Roping

1

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

$45,323

2

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.

40,055

3

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas

35,172

4

Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.

32,660

5

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

26,177

6

Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas

25,007

7

Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.

24,684

8

Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas

23,868

9

Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas

23,840

10

Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala.

20,699

11

Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas

19,860

12

Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas

19,146

13

Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich.

18,592

14

Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.

18,338

15

Justin Macha, Needville, Texas

16,748

16

Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas

15,919

17

Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas

15,694

18

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

14,916

19

Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas

13,681

20

Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.

13,594

Steer Roping

1

J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas

$39,946

2

Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.

27,994

3

Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas

24,997

4

Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas

24,144

5

Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas

23,387

6

Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.

22,884

7

Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas

19,673

8

Shay Good, Midland, Texas

19,354

9

Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.

18,381

10

Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.

17,942

11

Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.

17,635

12

Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas

16,089

13

Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas

14,937

14

Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas

13,412

15

Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.

12,507

16

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

11,334

17

J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.

11,106

18

Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.

10,390

19

Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas

10,153

20

Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas

9,483

Bull Riding

1

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

$47,628

2

Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah

46,099

3

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

38,844

4

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

36,733

5

Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.

35,601

6

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

32,866

7

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

31,432

8

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

31,272

9

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

30,605

10

Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho

28,776

11

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

26,462

12

Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho

25,219

13

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

24,064

14

Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas

23,677

15

Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.

23,611

16

Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas

23,447

17

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

22,595

18

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

21,270

19

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

20,106

20

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.

19,660

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (May 9, 2016)

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

Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla.

$81,858

2

Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.

58,999

3

Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas

58,959

4

Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo.

44,285

5

Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas

42,170

6

Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas

37,517

7

Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas

31,956

8

Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Ariz.

31,434

9

Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.

31,393

10

Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah

31,151

11

Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas

30,759

12

Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla.

30,007

13

Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga.

29,373

14

Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas

29,195

15

Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif.

27,053

16

Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas

26,378

17

Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash.

25,084

18

Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas

22,850

19

Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas

22,395

20

Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla.

21,167

 

 

2016 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through May 9, 2016

 

Bareback Riding

1

Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

$29,555

2

Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah

24,735

3

Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas

20,614

4

R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.

20,038

5

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa

12,003

6

Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.

11,154

7

Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan

10,158

8

Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta

9,160

9

Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas

8,839

10

Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.

7,808

11

Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas

7,038

12

Evan Jayne, Marseille, France

6,840

13

Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta

6,665

14

Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.

5,346

15

Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas

4,573

16

Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

4,420

17

Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.

3,621

18

Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta

3,422

Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas

3,422

20

Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif.

3,350

Steer Wrestling

1

Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.

$27,731

2

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

22,984

3

Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

13,410

4

Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark.

12,790

5

Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.

11,528

6

Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.

11,188

7

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.

10,129

8

Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas

9,260

9

Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah

9,074

10

Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho

8,016

11

Tommy Cook, Waller, Texas

7,969

12

Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.

6,789

13

J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.

6,629

14

Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.

6,371

15

Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.

5,554

16

Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta

5,438

17

Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.

5,230

18

Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif.

4,908

19

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

4,815

20

Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.

4,790

Team Roping-Header

1

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

$23,220

2

Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.

18,289

3

Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta

15,453

4

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

15,054

5

Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta

14,525

6

Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas

11,405

7

Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas

10,906

8

Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.

10,769

9

Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

8,377

10

Brooks Dahozy, Warm Springs, Ore.

6,570

11

J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo.

6,442

12

Zac Small, Welch, Okla.

6,331

13

Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif.

5,983

14

Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas

5,718

15

David Key, Stephenville, Texas

5,692

16

Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah

5,631

17

Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont.

4,919

18

Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.

4,884

19

Thad Ward, Howell, Utah

4,780

20

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

4,776

Team Roping-Heeler

1

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

$23,220

2

Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas

18,289

3

Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

15,453

4

Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas

13,528

5

Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas

13,333

6

J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa

11,405

7

John Philipp, Washington, Texas

10,906

8

Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

10,769

9

Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

8,377

10

Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas

6,659

11

Chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho

6,629

12

Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz.

6,570

13

Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.

6,442

14

Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.

5,983

15

Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas

5,760

16

Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.

5,692

17

Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb.

5,631

18

Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif.

5,349

19

Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah

4,780

20

Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas

4,776

Saddle Bronc Riding

1

Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia

$27,394

2

Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah

24,133

3

Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah

19,126

4

Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta

14,938

5

Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.

10,336

6

Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

9,076

7

Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta

8,604

8

CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah

7,479

9

Jake Wright, Milford, Utah

6,909

10

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas

6,532

11

Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.

6,145

12

Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta

5,383

13

Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.

5,239

14

Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.

5,220

15

Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

5,061

16

Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo.

4,740

17

Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.

4,662

18

Cody Wright, Milford, Utah

4,543

19

Ty Kirkland, Lufkin, Texas

4,206

20

Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas

4,080

Tie-down Roping

1

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.

$23,564

2

Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas

18,457

3

Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas

16,047

4

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas

14,856

5

Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.

14,536

6

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

11,549

7

Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas

10,539

8

Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas

10,300

9

Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas

9,350

10

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

9,329

11

Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.

7,143

12

Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.

7,029

13

Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.

6,080

14

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

6,062

15

Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah

5,931

16

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

5,729

17

Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.

5,475

18

Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas

5,225

19

Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas

4,892

20

Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah

4,806

Bull Riding

1

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

$26,737

2

Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah

14,750

3

Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.

13,610

4

Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas

11,793

5

Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas

10,765

6

Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.

9,529

7

Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho

8,641

8

Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah

7,636

9

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

6,289

10

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.

6,106

11

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

5,945

12

Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.

5,564

13

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

5,560

14

Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho

5,147

15

Caleb Robinson, Coolidge, Texas

4,919

16

Rocky McDonald, Colonia Juarez,

3,849

17

Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas

3,594

18

Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah

3,401

19

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

3,350

20

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

3,333

 

 

2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 9, 2016

 

1

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

$23,009

2

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

22,278

3

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

15,942

4

Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas

12,097

5

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

11,703

6

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

11,272

7

John Young, Orient, Iowa

10,019

8

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

9,770

9

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

9,375

10

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

9,254

11

Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho

9,135

12

Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.

8,995

13

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.

8,122

14

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

8,017

15

Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.

7,486

16

Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.

6,768

17

Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash.

6,103

18

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

5,556

19

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

5,189

20

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

5,092

 

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☛ ProRodeo Hall Of Fame 5-2-16

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

FIVE WORLD CHAMPS HIGHLIGHT PRORODEO HALL OF FAME

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 2, 2016

 

COLORADO SPRINGS - Five world champions representing gold buckles earned in four different decades headline the 2016 induction class for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. The world champions include Dave Appleton (all-around, 1988), Arnold Felts (steer roping, 1981), John Quintana (bull riding, 1972), Jerold Camarillo (team roping, 1969) and Bud Linderman (bareback riding). Also voted in by the selection committee were rodeo notable Myrtis Dightman, announcer Phil Gardenhire, renowned steer wrestling horse Scottie, celebrated saddle bronc horse and sire Gray Wolf, and committees for Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo.

 

They will be enshrined Aug. 6 during ceremonies in the sculpture garden adjacent to the Hall. The induction week will kick off with the 29th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Aug. 4, the Cowboy Ball on Aug. 5, and then culminates with the Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping competition on Aug. 7.

 

“I’m honored, and I’m almost speechless,” Camarillo said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

 

Camarillo followed his 1969 world championship by winning the average at the 1975 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the first in the family – he grew up roping with older brother Leo and cousin Reg – to win a gold buckle.

 

“My brother and other guys who are in the Hall told me I’d be next and that I deserved to be in there,” said Camarillo, who turned 69 April 1. The Camarillo brothers learned to rope from their father, Ralph, a champion roper in California rodeos before he turned to raising stock.

“He made us what we are,” Camarillo said.

 

Jerold is 15 months younger than Leo Camarillo, a 1979 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee and a five-time world champion (team roping, 1972-73, 1975, 1983; all-around, 1975).

Appleton, an Australian-born cowboy, was a standout bareback rider and saddle bronc rider. His talents helped him reach the ultimate pinnacle of rodeo success when he won the 1988 all-around championship. He defeated reigning three-time all-around champ Lewis Field by $644 to claim the coveted title with $121,546. He also became the first Australian-born cowboy to win a PRCA world championship.

 

Appleton also won the 1988 National Finals Rodeo bareback riding average and finished second in the world standings.

 

“To be able to get a phone call to say you’re going into the (ProRodeo) Hall of Fame, when your quest was to win a gold buckle, it doesn’t get much better than that,” said Appleton, a native of Queensland, Australia. “It’s just pretty damn awesome. I’m flattered. I’m honored and I’m humbled.”

 

Appleton qualified for the NFR in bareback riding eight times (1982-88, 1990) and three times in saddle bronc riding (1984-86), highlighted by him winning the NFR saddle bronc riding average crown in ’86.

 

Felts qualified for the National Finals Steer Roping 20 times, highlighted by his 1981 world championship. He was surprised at being selected for the Hall of Fame.

“That’s a great honor, and I don’t know if it has really sunk in or not,” Felts said. “I did this because I loved it, and I never really thought about (getting in the Hall of Fame).”

 

Felts’ NFSR qualifications spanned three decades (1978-84, 1986-90, 1992-99), and his 20 appearances are second all-time, behind only the legendary Guy Allen (32 appearances, 18 world titles). Felts was the steer roping reserve world champion in 1980 and 1993, losing both times to Allen. Felts finished in the top five in the world standings 10 times.

“Absolutely, winning the world championship was my biggest highlight,” he said, “because that puts you in a pretty elite group.”

 

Additionally, Felts was the NFSR average champion in 1992 and 1994-95. Felts also qualified for the NFR in 1973-74 and 1976 as a team roping header. He finished fifth in the team roping standings in ’76.

“I kind of picked steer roping so I could be at home more and still be a competitor and be successful at it,” he said.

 

Quintana qualified for the NFR from 1969-74, winning the gold buckle in ’72. He set the bull riding record twice – with 94 points in 1971 on Billy Minick Rodeo Company’s V61 in Gladewater, Texas, and with 96 points on Beutler Brothers & Cervi Rodeo’s No. 17 in Las Vegas in 1974.

 

ProRodeo Hall of Famer Donnie Gay, talking about Quintana to Kendra Santos in the April 12, 2013, ProRodeo Sports News, said, “One of his famous quotes that he told Bill Kornell was, ‘The only reason that bull hasn’t been ridden is because I haven’t drawn him yet.’ He had that attitude. Quintana was quiet and never really said much. He let actions speak louder than words.”

Linderman competed from 1940-57 and was a great all-around cowboy, like his older brother, Bill, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1979. When Bud won the bareback riding world championship in 1945, he was also third in saddle bronc riding and third in the all-around.

 

He was reserve world champion in bareback riding in 1946-47 and third in ’48. He was fifth in saddle bronc riding in 1949-50. He also competed in bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and team roping.

 

ProRodeo Hall of Famer Gene Pruett once said of Linderman, “Probably one of the best bareback riders that ever lived. Most of the cowboys who competed against him figure Bud was potentially the greatest contestant they ever saw in action. A tough, rugged competitor, and loaded with ability, he was perfectly capable of winning any event on the rodeo program.”

Dightman, sometimes referred to as the Jackie Robinson of bull riding, made history in 1964 when he became the first black man to compete in the National Finals Rodeo. Dightman actually finished 17th that year, but went to the NFR as an injury replacement for Carl Nafzger.

 

In 1966, Dightman made history again by becoming the first black man to qualify for and compete at the NFR. He finished eighth in the world standings that season.

“I think what made me a good bull rider is I had a lot of try,” he said in the Aug. 28, 2015 edition of ProRodeo Sports News. I really wanted to be the first black bull rider to make it to the Finals. When I qualified for the Finals in 1966, I was on top of the world. It was unbelievable.”

 

Gardenhire was a five-time announcer at the NFR, and early in his career helped reintroduce the “mounted announcer” to ProRodeo while working astride his handsome paint horse.

The Oklahoma native died April 14, 1999, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in his home state. He was 46.

 

ProRodeo Hall of Fame announcer Hadley Barrett praised Gardenhire just after his death in a PSN article.

 

“I think, without fail, anyone in the business would say he’s one of the best.”

 

Scottie, who was owned by Walt Linderman, carried three different cowboys to four world championships – Harley May in 1965, Jack Roddy in 1966 and ’68, and John W. Jones in 1969, when he rode Scottie as one of his mounts.

 

The chestnut gelding was also responsible for winning five average titles at the National Finals Rodeo between 1964 and his final appearance in 1973. He also helped Linderman finish second in the average three times.

 

For good measure, Scottie carried Lynn Perry to the College National Finals Rodeo championship in 1971 and the horse helped win the high school national title in 1977 for Troy Yetter.

Linderman bought Scottie in 1964 as a hazing horse, but when his bulldogging mount, Mama, was injured, he rode Scottie to a win in his first rodeo.

 

Jones, a ProRodeo Hall of Famer who died in 2013, said in a 1973 Hoofs and Horns article, “Scottie is the all-time great steer wrestling horse in my book. He’s the best horse to mount people because he can take so many runs without tiring. It seems like the more runs he makes, the stronger he gets. There’s no horse I’ve ever seen that was in his class.”

 

Gray Wolf never went to the NFR but he was among the best sires owned by the legendary Tooke family. Gray Wolf produced the most award-winning horses that can still be seen today in strings from Vold to Beutler to Sankey to Rosser. Horses that go back to Wolf are: Lunatic Fringe (Burch), Miss Congeniality (Powder River Rodeo), Grated Coconut (Calgary), Chuckulator (Sutton), along with many others that you see in arenas today go back to this horse. Zone Along (Calgary/daughter), Zane Gray (Calgary/daughter), Kloud Gray (Calgary/granddaughter), Challenger (Calgary/grandson), Eruption (Rosser/Son), Mr. T (Suttons/grandson) are all direct descendants of Gray Wolf.

 

Guilty Cat (sired by Gray Wolf & Tooke mare), owned by Calgary Stampede, was voted the PRCA Reserve Bareback Horse of the Year. Guilty Cat went to 12 NFRs and 17 Canadian Finals. He was a four-time Canadian Bucking Horse of the Year, twice in the bronc riding (1982, ’85) and twice in the bareback (1981, ’89), and won silver at the Olympic Games rodeo in 1988.

 

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo joined the PRCA in 1942, and is home to one of the finest venues in the sport. Thanks in part to the great work of the committee, the rodeo has enjoyed 40 consecutive sellouts. It’s also been home to a Wrangler Champions Challenge event since 2014, which also sells out.

 

Both Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Redding Rodeo are long-standing members of the Wrangler Million Dollar Silver Tour. The Redding Rodeo will celebrate its 68th year in 2016. They were the site of the inaugural Wrangler Champions Challenge on May 18, 2013.

 

Brothers Earl and Weldon Bascom are the recipients of the third annual Ken Stemler Pioneer Award, which honors individuals in recognition of their groundbreaking, innovative ideas and forward thinking. They were known for inventing new and improved rodeo equipment, including the hornless bronc saddle, the one-hand bareback rigging and high-cut riding chaps.

 

ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductees are selected by a committee of former contestants and rodeo experts. More than 150 individuals are nominated each year and selection is based on contributions to the sport of professional rodeo in any one of seven categories: contestant, stock contractor, contract personnel, rodeo committees, livestock, media and notables/lifetime achievement.

Including this year’s inductees, 250 people, 31 animals and 27 rodeo committees have been selected for enshrinement in Colorado Springs since the Hall opened in 1979.

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☛ Rodeo News 4-17-16

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
April 17, 2016

 

O’Connell captures RNCFR national title

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Tim O’Connell doesn’t have to chase a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national championship anymore.

The standout bareback rider checked that goal off his list when he won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo April 10 at the Silver Spurs Arena.

“I’ve never made it out of the semifinals here before, so to come in here to the finals and win it against three great competitors and with four great bucking horses is amazing,” said O’Connell, who was making his second trip to the RNCFR. “The good Lord just blessed me.”

O’Connell clinched the national title with an 84-point ride on Korkow Rodeo’s Feather Fluffer in the finals. He advanced into the finals by placing fourth in the semis with a 77-point ride on Painted Pony Championship Rodeo’s Mamma Don’t Know.

“Winning the RNCFR is the next biggest thing you can do in ProRodeo (to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER),” said O’Connell, 24. “My ultimate goal this year is to walk out of the 10th round of the NFR with a gold buckle on my belt, but I’m happy to strap this one on that says national champion. Half the guys here at the RNCFR were at the NFR last year, and the other half are on their way. The RNCFR is a big-time rodeo.”

For his performance in Kissimmee, O’Connell left town with a $24,915 check. He also was pleased that he was able to get redemption against Feather Fluffer.

“I had been on Feather Fluffer before in Ellensburg (Wash.) last year, but I had a broken left (riding) hand and she kind of owned me,” O’Connell said.

“She made me look stupid. I was hoping I would get a chance to get on her again under different circumstances, and things worked out great for me. That horse is so awesome, and she gives a guy everything he needs. She kicks and blows up, and it was just so much fun to get to do what I love. I’m so blessed to be a national champ.”

O’Connell has qualified for the past two WNFRs, finishing a career-best fourth last season. He was third in the April 11 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $43,608.

O’Connell certainly wasn’t alone in celebrating. Team ropers Jake Orman and Tyler Domingue won the most money of any of the RNCFR event winners, collecting $26,601 each. They qualified out of the Texas Circuit to make their RNCFR debut.

Orman and Domingue did rope together last season, but Domingue hasn’t been roping on the PRCA circuit this season.

“We practiced one time before we came down here and this is just awesome,” said Orman, the header. “This is the most money I’ve ever won. It’s pretty cool.”

Domingue, who has been best friends with Orman for the last six years, also was basking in the win.

“It’s a great feeling to be a national champ, that’s for sure,” Domingue said. “Jake and I have always roped good together, but we took a break this winter and when we made it here, I was excited I got to rope with him. To win here just makes things that much more special.”

Josh Peek, who has had immense success the last couple of years at the RNCFR, won the all-around title for the second year in a row. He left Kissimmee with $30,160 in checks from steer wrestling and tie-down roping. A year ago at the RNCFR at the Silver Spurs Arena, he won $18,171.

“It feels great to repeat as the all-around champion,” Peek said. “I have a great support system and it’s awesome to have this kind of success again.”

Other champions at the RNCFR were steer wrestler Josh Boka, saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright, tie-down roper Clint Kindred, barrel racer Ivy Conrado and bull rider Parker Breding.

See the April 22 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News for complete RNCFR coverage.

 

Gray makes successful trip to Logandale

LOGANDALE, Nev. – Adam Gray is only going to three rodeos in April, so he needs to make them count. So far, so good.

The four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo tie-down roping qualifier won the first of those three rodeos when he took the victory lap at the April 6-10 Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Nev.

Gray, 32, grabbed the title at the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots gold rodeo with an average time of 29.8 seconds on three head.

“I’ve never done very well at Logandale, so this feels good,” Gray said. “I’ve placed in go-rounds here, and this is the first year they’ve had a short round, which I love.

“It’s a nice plane ride home after this win, and I can pay some bills now. You can’t just place along in April like you can in July, because there aren’t as many chances to win. I usually only go to three in April, so this isn’t new for me.”

Gray will stay closer to his home in Seymour, Texas, next week when he competes at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo in Corpus Christi, and then will head to Clovis, Calif., the following week.

His trip to Logandale was a short one, as Gray flew in April 9 and left April 11. After failing to place in the first round, Gray was third in the second round and the finals aboard a horse whose name he didn’t even know.

“I rode Josh Peek’s horse in the last two rounds,” Gray said. “I don’t know what the horse’s official name is, but I call him Vakidis, after the character in the movie Semi-Pro. He’s a big horse, and reminds me of Vakidis because of his size.”

Gray says Logandale is always one of his favorite rodeos of the season because it signals the start of the spring rodeo run. However, the weather was uncharacteristically wet.

“Normally it’s sunny, but it rained on us the whole time,” he said. “But I like being here because the barriers are longer and it’s a different type of roping from the indoor arenas, and it’s a nice change. It was muddy, but I don’t mind the mud. It was muddy for everyone, and I don’t mind getting dirty because I have confidence in the mud.”

Gray entered the weekend 17th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings – the same place he finished the 2015 regular season, just missing out on a WNFR berth.

The $5,702 he earned in Logandale moved him to eighth in the April 11 world standings.

“I’m as determined as ever, and I feel like I need to take care of business all year,” Gray said.

Other winners at the $257,332 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett ($7,184 in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping), bareback rider Orin Larsen (165 points on two head), steer wrestler Dirk Tavenner (17.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Thad Ward and Olin Pulham (16.8 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Cody Wright (167.5 points on two head), barrel racer Kimmie Wall (35.08 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Bayle Worden (171 points on two head).

• It was a successful return to the rodeo arena for Wright, as it was the first weekend the 39-year-old had competed since breaking his collarbone Jan. 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. The collarbone broke into six pieces, and doctors had to use screws and wires to repair it. “The doctor said I could come back and I was good to go,” Wright said of competing in Logandale. “I’ll be fine unless I land right on it, and I’m planning on going full time.”

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The Wrangler Network will be live streaming rodeo action from the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up April 16-17. Coverage of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots silver rodeo begins at 2:30 p.m. (PT) April 16, and at 1:30 p.m. (PT) April 17. Go to www.wranglernetwork.com to watch … 18-time Steer Roping World Champion Guy Allen won the April 9-10 Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping in Liberty Hill, Texas, ending a four-year PRCA victory drought. Allen, 57, posted an average time of 64.0 seconds on five head, which was nearly seven seconds better than second-place Cody Lee. It was Allen’s first PRCA win since 2012, when he was tops at the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas). While Allen took home the title and a total of $10,479, Lawson Plemons made a 9.3-second run in the third round in Liberty Hill, which is the fastest of the 2016 rodeo season. The previous top time was a 9.5 by Lee at the Austin County Fair and Rodeo last October.

 

Five-time World Champion Bareback Rider Bruce Ford has released a book called “Walk Like A Man.” The book is 80 pages and serves as a biography of sorts for the 19-time WNFR qualifier and ProRodeo Hall of Famer. It includes stories from the rodeo road, as well as many of the life-altering events Ford has survived over the years. It’s available on Amazon at http://goo.gl/s29M8n.

 

Two Fort Hays (Kan.) State University students have been awarded scholarships courtesy of the Phillipsburg (Kan.) Rodeo Association. MariKate Crouch and Matt Rezac have both received $500 scholarships for their schooling at FHSU. Crouch is studying accounting and is scheduled to graduate in May 2018. She is a member of the FHSU rodeo team, competing as a breakaway roper and team roper. Rezac is majoring in animal science, and competes in team roping. Both qualified for the Kansas State High School Finals Rodeo before attending FHSU.

 

The 50th annual Fort Hays State University Rodeo took place April 8-10, and it featured the first ever college rodeo bullfights, which followed the rodeo performances April 9-10.

 

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 11, 2016

 

All-around

1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $35,883

2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 20,959

3 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 19,842

4 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 19,284

5 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 15,519

6 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 14,362

7 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 10,981

8 Cord Spradley, Waycross, Ga. 7,332

 

Bareback Riding

1 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba $52,795

2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 45,647

3 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 43,608

4 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 41,497

5 R.C. Landingham, Paso Robles, Calif. 35,568

6 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 30,259

7 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 29,217

8 Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 24,771

9 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 22,221

10 Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 18,320

11 Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas 16,936

12 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 15,518

13 Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 15,201

14 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 15,137

15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 15,067

16 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 13,972

17 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 13,548

18 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 13,207

19 George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont. 13,205

20 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 12,377

 

Steer Wrestling

1 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $37,706

2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 33,827

3 Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 31,427

4 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 29,645

5 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 26,824

6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 24,969

7 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 24,059

8 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 18,934

9 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 18,252

10 Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 17,753

11 Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 17,585

12 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 17,503

13 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 17,308

14 Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D. 16,640

15 Logan Gledhill, Huntsville, Texas 14,360

16 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 14,129

17 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 13,850

18 Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. 12,627

19 Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 12,432

20 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 12,248

 

Team Roping (header)

1 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $32,340

2 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 32,109

3 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 25,459

4 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 24,536

5 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 23,318

6 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 22,672

7 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,784

8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 20,394

9 Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 20,379

10 Zac Small, Welch, Okla. 20,230

11 Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas 19,300

12 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 15,856

13 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 15,567

14 Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif. 15,218

15 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 15,108

16 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 14,951

17 Jacob Dagenhart, Statesville, N.C. 14,900

18 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 13,638

19 Rowdy Rieken, Arp, Texas 13,360

20 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 13,252

 

Team Roping (heeler)

1 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $33,629

2 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 31,666

3 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 24,506

4 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 22,672

5 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 21,810

6 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,784

7 Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas 19,575

8 Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 19,094

9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 18,553

10 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 18,462

11 Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 18,181

12 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 15,767

13 Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C. 14,900

14 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 14,775

15 Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 13,631

16 Justin Price, La Veta, Colo. 13,360

17 Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 12,616

18 Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas 11,887

19 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 11,754

20 Garrett Jess, Coulee City, Wash. 11,753

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $55,375

2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 49,556

3 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 43,493

4 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 40,960

5 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 35,224

6 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 32,530

7 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 29,581

8 Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan. 16,013

9 Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 15,672

10 Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 15,381

11 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 15,365

12 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 14,712

13 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 13,510

14 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 13,283

15 Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La. 13,227

16 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 13,024

17 Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla. 13,020

18 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 12,746

19 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 11,916

20 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 11,431

 

Tie-down Roping

1 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $44,647

2 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 40,055

3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 30,572

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 28,642

5 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 25,922

6 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 24,710

7 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 24,684

8 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 18,605

9 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 18,338

10 Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich. 17,689

11 Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala. 16,968

12 Justin Macha, Needville, Texas 16,748

13 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 16,009

14 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 15,919

15 Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas 15,694

16 Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas 14,968

17 Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta 13,343

18 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 13,002

19 Houston Hutto, New Waverly, Texas 11,808

20 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 11,252

 

Steer Roping

1 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas $36,615

2 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 22,896

3 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 21,487

4 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 21,372

5 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 19,354

6 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 17,975

7 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 17,660

8 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 16,797

9 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 14,733

10 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 14,394

11 Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas 14,392

12 Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 14,235

13 Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas 13,683

14 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 12,507

15 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 11,061

16 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 9,979

17 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 9,187

18 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 8,966

19 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 8,100

20 Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas 8,084

 

Bull Riding

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $47,628

2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,099

3 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 38,080

4 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 30,605

5 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas 30,214

6 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 30,100

7 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 29,638

8 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 27,239

9 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 25,310

10 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 23,823

11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 22,595

12 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 22,307

13 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 20,774

14 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 20,625

15 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 18,781

16 Cody Johansen, Kersey, Colo. 18,672

17 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 18,585

18 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 17,937

19 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 17,804

20 Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho 17,623

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (April 11, 2016)

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 Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla. $78,795

2 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 58,533

3 Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas 48,323

4 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 40,188

5 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo. 37,421

6 Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas 31,956

7 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 30,699

8 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 30,657

9 Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla. 30,007

10 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Ariz. 28,313

11 Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 28,096

12 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah 24,605

13 Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash. 22,936

14 Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas 22,395

15 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 21,151

16 Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif. 19,291

17 Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla. 19,242

18 Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas 18,069

19 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 18,008

20 Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga. 16,842

 

2016 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through April 11, 2016

 

Bareback Riding

1 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba $29,555

2 Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 18,136

3 R.C. Landingham, Paso Robles, Calif. 17,360

4 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 12,003

5 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 10,158

6 Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas 8,839

7 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 8,697

8 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 7,840

9 Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta 6,665

10 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 6,095

11 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 5,346

12 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 4,420

13 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 3,992

14 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 3,937

15 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 3,422

Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas 3,422

 

Steer Wrestling

1 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $24,713

2 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 21,506

3 Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 13,410

4 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 12,617

5 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 11,528

6 Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 11,188

7 Tommy Cook, Waller, Texas 7,378

8 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 6,789

9 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 6,629

10 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 6,322

11 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 5,554

12 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 4,348

13 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 3,992

14 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 3,849

15 Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 3,567

 

Team Roping-Header

1 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. $21,747

2 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 15,453

3 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 15,054

4 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 13,333

5 Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas 11,405

6 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 10,906

7 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 10,122

8 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 7,285

9 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 6,629

10 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 5,718

11 Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah 5,631

12 Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 4,919

13 Thad Ward, Howell, Utah 4,780

14 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 4,776

15 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 4,627

 

Team Roping-Heeler

1 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. $21,747

2 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 15,453

3 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 13,333

4 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 11,817

5 J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa 11,405

6 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 10,906

7 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 10,122

8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 7,285

9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 6,659

10 Chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho 6,629

11 Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb. 5,631

12 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 4,919

13 Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah 4,780

14 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 4,776

15 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 4,627

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia $27,394

2 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 19,126

3 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 17,111

4 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 10,336

5 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 9,076

6 Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 8,116

7 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 7,479

8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 7,200

9 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 6,909

10 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 6,145

11 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas 5,596

12 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 5,239

13 Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 5,061

14 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 4,740

15 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 4,662

 

Tie-down Roping

1 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. $23,564

2 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 18,457

3 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 14,536

4 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 11,549

5 Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas 10,300

6 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 10,256

7 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 9,350

8 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 9,329

9 Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 6,851

10 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 6,842

11 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 6,126

12 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 5,489

13 Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 4,705

14 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 4,420

15 Robert Mathis, Mart, Texas 4,277

 

Bull Riding

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $26,737

2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 14,750

3 Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La. 13,610

4 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 7,611

5 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 5,988

6 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 5,560

7 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 5,489

8 Pistol Robinson, Coolidge, Texas 4,919

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 4,919

10 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 4,400

11 Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia 3,992

Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas 3,992

13 Rocky McDonald, Colonia Juarez, 3,849

14 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 3,594

15 Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah 3,401

 

8. 2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through April 11, 2016

 

1 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas $23,009

2 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 22,278

3 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 15,942

4 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 12,097

5 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 11,703

6 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 11,272

7 John Young, Orient, Iowa 10,019

8 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 9,770

9 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 9,375

10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 9,254

11 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 9,135

12 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 8,995

13 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 8,122

14 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 8,017

15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,486

16 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 6,768

17 Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash. 6,103

18 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 5,556

19 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 5,189

20 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 5,092

 

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☛ What’s more important? Your job or rodeo? 4-11-16

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WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT? YOUR JOB OR RODEO?

 

TEXAS AG COMMISSIONER HASN’T FIGURED IT OUT

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
April 11, 2016

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller
Fort Worth Star Telegram photo

For those of us who have the “horse disease,” the above may be hard to answer. But it shouldn’t be if you are the newly elected Agriculture Commissioner.

 

An article in today’s Fort Worth Star Telegram, explains how Sid Miller spent nearly $2,000 in state and campaign cash on a three-day trip in February 2015 to rope calves for two days at the Dixie Nationals Rodeo, where he won $880.

 

According to the article, the trip happened in the middle of last year’s legislative session where he used an Agriculture Department credit card for the airplane flight and a campaign account card for the hotel room and rental card.  Then weeks later, he wrote a check from his campaign account to reimburse the state for the flights, according to department records. Miller did not have any scheduled meetings or events other than the horse show, according to his calendar.

 

Lucy Nashed, the Texas Department of Agriculture spokesperson, said it was a personal trip so he could compete in the rodeo.

 

With state law prohibiting office holders from using state money or campaign funds for travel that is primarily personal in nature, Miller claims his trip did not violate the law because he decided to go to Mississippi so he could compete in the rodeo but said that after making that plan, he tried to get up a work meeting – which never happened and was never scheduled. But he said it was still a justifiable campaign expense because while at the rodeo, he spoke with the Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner and several rodeo participants and vendors who had donated to his campaign.

 

“This trip was totally legitimate,” Miller said. “The state was paid back because the meeting didn’t happen. And, according to Ethics Commission rules, meeting with donors and advisers is a campaign expense, and I did that.

 

He emphasized that he “used his own money to transport his horses to the rodeo, as well as for the rodeo entry fee.” However, according to a former Texas Ethics Commission chairman, “A politician cannot use even campaign money if the primary purpose of the trip is personal.”

 

AND THEN THERE WAS A TRIP TO HOUSTON FOR A “JESUS SHOT”

The Dixie Nationals trip came only two weeks after the Houston Chronicle reported that Miller may have used state money to fly to Oklahoma for an injection called the “Jesus Shot,” that a Kingfisher, Okla., felon invented and who claims that “it takes away pain for life.”

 

Miller claims he was invited to meet with several Oklahoma officials; however, records and interviews show he only talked briefly with some Oklahoma lawmakers, who claimed the meetings were not planned. He said he repaid the state; however, it’s unclear whether he used campaign funds or his own money.

 

To make matters worse, lawmakers claim that Miller, a first-term Republican and a former lobbyist, campaigned as a small-government conservative but has drawn criticism from lawmakers for imposing steep fee increases on farmers, ranchers and grocery stores.

 

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARGED WITH FEDERAL SECURITIES FRAUD

However, Miller is not the only Texas-elected official under the gun. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who took the now Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s place, was charged today with federal securities fraud.

 

According to an Associated Press article, Paxton over recruited investors to a high-tech startup before becoming the state’s top prosecutor. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the lawsuit against Paxton and former executives of Severgy Inc. Paxton is also under felony criminal indictment in Texas over allegations that he defrauded wealthy investors in the company in 2011.

 

The lawsuit filed in federal court in North Texas accuses Paxton of helping raise $840,000 for Servergy and being paid in the form of 100,000 share of the company’s common stock. Regulators accuse Paxton of not telling investors of his arrangement with the company.

 

If convicted of the criminal charges, Paxton could face five to 99 years in prison. A Dallas State appeals court is scheduled to take up the criminal indictments next month.

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