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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Oct. 12, 2017

Kyle Whitaker captures ninth Linderman award

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

2. Morman wins Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

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

3. Vazquez dominates at Turquoise Circuit Finals

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

4. PRCA/Resistol Rookies of the Year crowned

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

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

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

6. Next Up

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

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

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


8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Oct. 9, 2017
 
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$214,131
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180,487
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
140,876
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
136,430
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
128,764
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
112,795
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
104,200
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
89,029
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,931
16
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
58,000
17
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
56,733
18
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
56,048
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,618
20
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
54,641
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$201,916
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
136,657
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
128,153
4
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
113,312
5
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
106,677
7
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
103,212
8
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
102,161
9
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
101,197
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
99,240
11
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
96,039
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
93,652
13
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
89,261
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
89,106
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
86,114
16
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
83,495
17
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
80,762
18
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
66,029
19
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
64,757
20
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
62,612
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$163,152
2
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
110,951
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
109,919
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
103,944
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
99,501
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
99,340
7
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
93,463
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
84,073
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
82,968
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
80,981
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
79,684
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
77,340
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
76,442
14
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
73,558
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
71,192
16
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
71,105
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
70,545
18
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
68,915
19
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
67,294
20
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
66,520
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$133,977
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
133,633
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
113,094
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
111,551
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
98,033
6
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
7
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
85,448
8
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
81,415
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
81,356
10
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
79,236
11
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
12
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
78,288
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
77,437
14
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
75,614
15
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
74,146
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
68,006
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
61,983
18
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
61,949
19
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,915
20
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
57,576
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$134,707
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
133,633
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
117,212
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
110,930
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
103,022
6
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
99,774
7
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
96,587
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
92,358
9
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
81,356
10
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
81,050
11
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
79,374
12
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
78,387
13
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
75,614
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
74,652
15
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
68,006
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
65,136
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
61,745
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
52,238
19
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
51,647
20
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,836
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$184,052
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
170,456
3
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
124,115
4
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
119,657
5
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
110,613
6
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
105,789
7
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
102,774
8
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
99,361
9
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
92,992
10
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
91,745
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
89,332
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
88,613
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
88,402
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
76,630
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
75,649
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
71,822
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
69,693
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
66,258
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
61,398
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
54,401
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$190,445
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
124,498
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
121,902
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
107,423
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
101,433
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
97,173
8
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
96,056
9
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
93,363
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
86,299
11
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
85,962
12
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
85,566
13
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
85,460
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
85,438
15
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
85,210
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
78,317
17
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
77,288
18
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
76,926
19
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
73,367
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
70,016
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
78,934
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
72,976
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
64,266
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
56,868
7
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
50,109
8
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
49,347
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
49,309
10
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
47,061
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
45,082
13
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
44,217
14
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
42,848
15
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
41,913
16
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
40,615
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
39,780
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
32,565
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
32,545
20
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
31,183
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$237,152
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
204,239
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
157,077
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
131,423
5
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
120,963
6
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
110,471
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
106,188
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
103,619
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
102,855
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
97,121
11
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
94,668
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
92,991
13
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
92,660
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
88,063
15
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
87,288
16
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
87,014
17
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
85,957
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
80,183
19
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
72,754
20
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
70,593
*2017 Barrel Racing (Oct. 9, 2017)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$250,378
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
185,952
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
130,537
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
120,806
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,163
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,758
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
98,707
8
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
97,023
9
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
96,454
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
92,930
11
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
91,362
12
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
86,020
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
83,338
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
78,181
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
76,294
16
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
74,363
17
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
72,876
18
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
72,692
19
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
68,759
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
64,894

9. 2018 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

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

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Gaughan named 2017 ProRodeo Legend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Famer Michael Gaughan, who was inducted as a rodeo notable in 2007, is the 2017 ProRodeo Legend who will be honored at the 10th annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala on Dec. 4 at the South Point Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.
“This is a very, very nice honor to receive,” said Gaughan, 74.
The Gala, which benefits the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, begins at 6 p.m. (PT).
Gaughan played a key role in bringing the National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas in 1985 and in 1988, thanks to the late Benny Binion, also a ProRodeo Hall of Famer, he became involved with Las Vegas Events and the Wrangler NFR Committee.
“Michael has always been a big supporter of the PRCA and professional rodeo,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “Although we have had some tough negotiations throughout the years, Michael has always been a friend of our sport. He was a major factor in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo moving to Las Vegas, and has provided us endless hospitality at the South Point over the years.”
Gaughan also is a long-time sponsor, first locally, and then nationally, of the NFR and the PRCA.
“I enjoy rodeo and cowboys,” said Gaughan, who has lived in Las Vegas since 1952. “I’ve only missed seven performances at the NFR since it has been in Las Vegas since 1985.”
In 2007, Gaughan became a national sponsor for the PRCA with his South Point Hotel and Casino. The South Point Hotel and Casino opened in December 2005, and was followed by the equestrian center in the spring of 2006.
The South Point also has hosted the PRCA National Convention since 2006. The South Point is also a sponsor/supporter of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and its events and Gaughan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hall of Fame.
“The NFR has been great for the city, and the city has been great for the rodeo,” Gaughan said. “Having the NFR in Las Vegas has really changed the month of December in Las Vegas. December used to be a slow month here, and now December is always my best month every year. Hosting the PRCA National Convention is also very, very good for business. I went after the convention and people seem to like it here the best.”
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☛ News from the PRCA 9-25–17

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NEWS FROM THE PRCA

Courtesy PRCA
Sept. 25, 2017

PRCA launching ProRodeoTV.com this month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The PRCA is going digital, and in a big way.
This month, the PRCA is launching ProRodeoTV.com, a subscription-based product with multiple distribution channels that will livestream rodeos from around North America.
Subscribers will be able to not only follow along and watch rodeos live, but they’ll also have access to more than 50 years of PRCA rodeo archives.
ProRodeoTV will broadcast PRCA-sanctioned rodeos live from around North America, including more than 20 of the organization’s biggest rodeos in 2018.
Fans domestically will be able to watch the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER following a 12-hour delay after it has aired live. International subscribers will have live streaming access to the WNFR. The first event subscribers can stream live is the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sept. 29-30. The Sept. 29 rodeo will stream for free.
ProRodeoTV.com will be available via home computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman, Chief Operating Officer Aaron Enget and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Rempelos met with multiple organizations and agencies to determine what the best path for ProRodeoTV.com would be.
They determined it would be best for the PRCA to operate its own platform, giving it complete ownership rights to the content.
ProRodeoTV.com will generate revenue for its membership, providing a chance to give back to the organization.
“This is not only an opportunity to put more rodeo content at the disposal of our fans, but also a way to bring more money into the PRCA, which benefits the hard-working members of our association,” Stressman said. “ProRodeoTV is the future, and the future is now.”
The PRCA has digitized old videos as far back as the 1959 National Finals Rodeo. That process has led to the accumulation of nearly 50 years’ worth of digital content that can be streamed on ProRodeoTV.
Every PRCA rodeo broadcast by CBS Sports Network during the 2017 season will be available on demand on ProRodeoTV.com.
Recent Wrangler National Finals Rodeos have streamed live internationally. The response has been surprising. Viewers from New Zealand, Australia and Brazil, not to mention Mexico and Canada, have followed along to see who would be crowned WNFR champion and who would take home gold buckles.
With kids and adults alike turning to their phones, tablets and computers to get their entertainment, ProRodeoTV.com is one more outlet with which to reach them. It’s also the best outlet to give them a chance to connect with the foremost authority on rodeo.
“We can effectively reach our fan base with unique, live programming in a way that’s never been done before,” Stressman said. “And that’s pretty cool.”
Go to ProRodeoTV.com for details.

2. Elliot Jacoby closes 2017 strong with win at Stephenville

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – With the conclusion of the 2017 PRCA season just around the bend, a few cowboys are still hoping to cut any available corners in order to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
As it pertains to bull rider Elliot Jacoby, while it may be too little too late, some is better than none.
Entering the weekend ranked 19th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, Jacoby managed to outwit Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo’s Bandit for 89.5 points, notching the win at the fabled Cowboy Capital Of The World Rodeo. Not only did the Fredericksburg, Texas, native add $2,959 to his season winnings, but he got some other goodies, as well. Jacoby was No. 20 in the Sept. 25 standings with $70,593.
“It’s pretty cool,” Jacoby said. “It’s pretty close to the house, not too far. It’s cool to get a rifle, and they give some pretty cool stuff to the winner.”
Jacoby has history with Bandit, a bull capable of providing enough oomph in the one-go format. In June of this year, Jacoby bested Bandit for 86.5 points at the Parker County (Texas) Sheriff’s Posse Xtreme Bulls event. Yet again, the 26-year-old triumphed over the intimidating bull.
“He was really good,” Jacoby said. “I’ve been on him a couple times this year, and actually, that was the best I’ve ever scored on him. I was really excited to have him, and I knew I would have a good shot at winning the rodeo or placing pretty high.”
Despite recording the victory, Jacoby couldn’t help but lament on likely missing out on the WNFR.
“It’s all good to win, but I wish I would have done a lot more earlier in the season to put me in the Top 15,” he said.
After qualifying for the WNFR in 2013 and 2014, Jacoby saw his name slotted at 34th and 53rd in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Before the weekend, Jacoby was about $14,000 short of the coveted 15th place in the world standings, a mountain likely too high to climb with the hourglass short on sand. Still, this win doesn’t have Jacoby hanging his head.
“It feels really good to be staying on heading into the new year,” he said. “Hopefully I can come back and keep it up, and this next year will go a lot better.”
Other winners at the $137,371 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($6,494 in tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Jake Brown (88.5 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Shady Nights), steer wrestler Dirk Tavenner (3.4 seconds), team ropers Jake Orman/Will Woodfin (4.0 seconds), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (88 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Watch The Night), tie-down roper Cooper (7.3 seconds) and barrel racer Kellie Collier (15.29 seconds).

3. Award nominees announced, voting starts Oct. 2

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  It’s common for rodeo athletes and fans to use the hashtag “attitude of gratitude.” Each year, that gratitude is expressed at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet at Las Vegas right before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. For the first time in ProRodeo history, rodeo music directors are included in the awards ceremony.
The final online ballot process will be open Oct. 2-16 for applicable voting PRCA members. Eligible voters will need to keep an eye on their email’s inbox for voting information on Oct. 2. If no email is received for voting, contact Brandy Sorenson in rodeo administration for more information.
The winners for each category will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet at the South Point in Las Vegas on Dec. 6.
The following men, women and committees are among the bunch of highly-skilled and enthusiastic nominees:
Lifetime achievement award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors those contract personnel members of the PRCA who have dedicated their lives to the rodeo industry through their commitment, work and contributions.
* Dan Hubbell
* James Svoboda
* Jim & Julie Sutton
* Mildred Klingemann
* Pete Burns (posthumously)
Announcer of Year
* Andy Stewart
* Bob Tallman
* Mike Mathis
* Randy Corley
* Wayne Brooks
 
Bullfighter of Year
* Brandon Loden
* Clay Heger
* Cody Webster
* Dusty Tuckness
* Nathan Jestes
 
Clown of the Year
* Cody Sosebee
* JJ Harrison
* John Harrison
* Justin Rumford
* Keith Isley
 
Comedy Act of the Year
* Bert Davis
* David Whitmoyer
* Gizmo McCracken
* Johnny Dudley
* Mark Swingler
 
Dress Act of the Year
* Bobby Kerr
* Madison MacDonald
* One Arm Bandit and Co. – John, Lynn and Amanda Payne
* Rider Kiesner
* Tomas Garcilazo
 
Secretary of the Year
* Amanda Corley-Sanders
* Brenda Crowder
* Haley Bridwell
* Linda Alsbaugh
* Sandy Gwatney
 
Stock Contracting Firm of the Year
* Cervi Championship Rodeo
* Frontier Rodeo
* Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
* Powder River Rodeo
* Stace Smith Pro Rodeos
 
Small Rodeo of the Year
* Claremore, Okla.
* Coulee City, Wash.
* Elizabeth, Colo.
* Huntsville, Texas
* Monte Vista, Colo.
 
Medium Rodeo of the Year
* Amarillo, Texas
* Coleman, Texas
* Deadwood, S.D.
* Eagle, Colo.
* Stephenville, Texas
 
Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year
* Denver, Colo.
* Fort Worth, Texas
* Nampa, Idaho
* San Angelo, Texas
* San Antonio, Texas
 
Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year
* Caldwell, Idaho
* Cheyenne, Wyo.
* Dodge City, Kan.
* Ogden, Utah
* Pendleton, Ore.
 
Music Director of the Year
* Andrew (Drew) Taylor
* Brenda Winklepleck
* Jill Franzen Loden
* Josh (Hambone) Hilton
* Randy (Stretch) Mayer

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 29-30, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT) Sept. 29 and at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., Sept. 30 … Four cowboys broke the bubble this week and got into the Top 15 in the Sept. 25 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings – bareback rider Ty Breuer, steer wrestler Chason Floyd, steer roper Tuf Cooper and bull rider Tristan Mize … Las Vegas Events is seeking a production manager for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The annual event, held each year at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, is scheduled for Dec. 7-16. The production manager will work closely with the current NFR General Manager, LVE, NFRC and the PRCA on all aspects of rodeo production. For the full details of the position, including all duties and responsibilities, visit www.nfrexperience.com/news/read/203. All letters of interest and résumés may be sent to the following: WNFR Production Manager, c/o Las Vegas Events, 770 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Résumés can also be sent directly to WNFRProductionManager@LasVegasEvents.com. All résumés must be received by Sept. 29, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. PT … ProRodeo Hall of Fame steer wrestler Jack Roddy is going to be inducted into the San Jose (Calif.) Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 9 at the SAP Center in San Jose. Roddy, who was born in San Francisco, Calif., won the PRCA steer wrestling world championships in 1966 and 1968. The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductees is comprised of Roddy; Ken Caminiti, MLB All-Star, Gold Glove winner and 1996 National League MVP; Dwight Clark, San Francisco 49er wide receiver, Super Bowl champion; Mark Marquess, All-American player/gold medal and NCAA championship coach; Danielle Slaton, national champion soccer player, Olympic medalist. Each inductee will be recognized with a bronze plaque permanently installed on the concourse at the SAP Center in San Jose. Including the 2017 inductees, there will be 106 South Bay sports icons enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The annual induction is an event of the San Jose Sports Authority, San Jose Arena Authority, SAP Center Management/San Jose Sharks, and the City of San Jose. The event benefits Special Olympics Northern California and high school sports programs. “San Jose’s incredibly rich and diverse sports history makes the Hall of Fame selection process very difficult each year,” said Charlie Faas, Chairman of the San Jose Sports Authority Board of Directors in a press release.  “The Class of 2017 is a wonderful representation of the deep and meaningful impact athletes and coaches with South Bay connections have made in their respective sports, locally, nationally and internationally. We are excited to welcome these five remarkable individuals into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame.” … Allen Lewis Jordan Sr., a PRCA Gold Card member from Anza, Calif., passed away Aug. 11 after a brief battle with cancer. Jordan Sr. is the father of Allan Jordan Jr.,a former PRCA competitor and current PRCA pro official. Jordan Jr. won the California Circuit year-end titles in 1978, 1981 and 1986. Jordan Sr. joined the Rodeo Cowboys Association, a precursor to the PRCA, in 1974, competing in steer wrestling for many years. He would earn several trips to the then Sierra Circuit Finals Rodeo. Jordan hauled a good team and mounted many top cowboys on his bulldogging horse, Bob, while providing hazing duties as well. Jordan Sr. is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Allan Jordan Jr.; and granddaughters, Allie and Myriah. A celebration of life will be held at the Lions’ Club in Norco, Calif., Oct. 28 at noon (PT).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I’m just trying to go about things like we have all year, taking it one steer at a time. I want to get back in the box, make a game plan and see if it works. I’m not worried about the pressure..”
– Steer wrestler Chason Floyd, who is in the No. 15 spot in the Sept. 25 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings and leads No. 16 Josh Peek by $87, told the ProRodeo Sports News about his mindset for the last week of the season.

5. Next Up

Sept. 25           Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo begins
Sept. 25           Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo begins
Sept. 28           Comal County Fair & Rodeo, New Braunfels, Texas, begins
Sept. 29           Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sept. 29           American Royal Rodeo, Kansas City, Mo., begins
Sept. 29           Southern New Mexico State Fair, Las Cruces, N.M., begins
Sept. 29           Young Living PRCA Rodeo, Mona, Utah
Sept. 30           Rodeo de Expo Ganadera, Chihuahua, Mexico, begins
Sept. 30           Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sept. 30           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Oct. 1              Comal County Fair Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Division 2, New Braunfels, Texas

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Sept. 25, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$211,927
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$198,900
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$157,464
TR-1:
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
$133,633
TR-2:
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
$133,633
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$180,304
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$188,258
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$234,136
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156


7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Sept. 25, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$211,927
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
174,045
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
139,658
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
136,430
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
128,764
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
112,795
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
104,200
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
89,029
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,931
16
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
57,721
17
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
56,733
18
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
55,931
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,111
20
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
54,641
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$198,900
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
135,149
3
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
123,281
4
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
112,094
5
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
104,473
7
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
102,293
8
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
102,161
9
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
97,775
10
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
96,039
11
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
95,296
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
89,039
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
87,066
14
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
86,245
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
83,895
16
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
81,366
17
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
80,762
18
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
66,029
19
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
64,757
20
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
62,612
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$157,464
2
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
105,975
3
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
105,789
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
103,944
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
99,501
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
97,136
7
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
92,245
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
84,073
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
82,968
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
80,053
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
79,684
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
76,581
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
74,934
14
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
72,399
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
71,192
16
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
71,105
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
67,529
18
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
66,601
19
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
66,520
20
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
64,758
Team Roping (header)
1
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
$133,633
2
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
129,105
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
112,223
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
106,598
5
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
95,079
6
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
91,073
7
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
84,391
8
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
81,356
9
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
80,985
10
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
11
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
78,288
12
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
76,145
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
75,986
14
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
75,614
15
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
74,146
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
65,338
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
61,983
18
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
61,949
19
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,915
20
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
56,501
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
$133,633
2
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
129,835
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
117,212
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
103,970
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
99,774
6
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
98,069
7
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
95,079
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
91,300
9
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
81,356
10
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
79,374
11
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
78,387
12
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
77,960
13
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
75,614
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
73,201
15
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
65,338
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
65,136
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
61,745
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
52,238
19
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,836
20
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
48,264
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$180,304
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
168,600
3
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
120,171
4
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
119,657
5
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
110,613
6
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
102,774
7
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
98,916
8
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
93,509
9
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
91,745
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
90,852
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
89,332
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
87,105
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
85,486
14
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
75,270
15
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
74,745
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
71,822
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
65,952
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
64,322
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
60,203
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
54,401
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$188,258
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
120,554
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
119,466
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
102,771
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
97,489
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
97,173
8
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
92,112
9
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
92,010
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
86,299
11
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
85,962
12
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
85,579
13
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
84,814
14
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
83,457
15
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
83,256
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
77,055
17
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
76,356
18
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
75,004
19
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
73,367
20
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
68,779
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
78,934
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
72,976
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
64,266
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
56,868
7
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
50,109
8
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
49,347
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
49,309
10
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
47,061
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
45,082
13
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
44,217
14
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
42,848
15
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
41,913
16
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
40,615
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
39,780
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
32,565
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
32,545
20
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
31,183
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$234,136
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
201,192
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
152,263
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
130,495
5
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
120,935
6
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
106,188
7
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
102,855
8
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
102,534
9
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
100,658
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
97,121
11
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
94,128
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
92,991
13
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
92,660
14
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
87,288
15
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
83,601
16
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
82,314
17
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
81,708
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
78,921
19
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
70,965
20
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
70,593
*2017 Barrel Racing (Sept. 25, 2017)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$250,017
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
177,792
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
130,537
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
120,852
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,163
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,758
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
97,779
8
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
93,438
9
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
93,222
10
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
91,377
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
86,020
12
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
83,741
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
83,342
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
77,491
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
73,820
16
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
73,016
17
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
71,705
18
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
70,654
19
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
68,759
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
62,607

8. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Sept. 25, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$58,657
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
53,380
3
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
46,937
4
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
35,837
5
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
6
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,855
7
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
24,153
8
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
22,865
9
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
22,353
10
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
22,257
11
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
19,858
12
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
13
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
18,231
14
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
17,522
15
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
16,992
16
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
17
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
15,578
18
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
14,142
19
Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo.
14,138
20
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Sept. 6, 2017

Spears claims crown and $40K at Xtreme Bulls Finale

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Jordan Spears won nearly $40,000 while claiming his first Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale victory. The California cowboy’s 87-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Bad Romance in the final round had a happy ending as it was the only qualified ride for that round, doubling his payout for that round.
“It’s not about the money or the fame,” said Spears, 25. “I’m talented enough and have the passion to ride bulls at a high level and it feels great to perform to the best of my ability. I don’t try to make the stage bigger – I just stay on my bull and let the judges figure out where I end up.”
The judges had given Spears the option for a re-ride after he nailed his 87-point ride, the second-highest score of the night. At that time, it was the only qualified ride in the final round with only one rider left to go. Tristan Mize had landed a 90-point ride in the first round, but was unable to repeat his performance, granting Spears the top spot and top prize with 175.5 points on two head.
“Honestly, in my eyes, it’s another bull riding to go to and a crucial rodeo to go to because it pays so well and has good stock, and luckily, I came out on top and it was a great night,” Spears said.
With ground money factored in, 87 points on Bad Romance was worth $18,800 – so Spears walked away with a grand total of $39,386. After winning the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, Spears moved up to fourth in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $124,482.
There’s still a few weeks left in the 2017 season, but that boost has basically guaranteed Spears will qualify for his third trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in Las Vegas in December.
“That’s what every guy who buys his card strives for – it’s the Super Bowl of rodeo,” Spears said. “It’s a great feeling to know I’m qualifying for my third NFR and it’s another stepping stone to winning the world title.”
Spears’ epic payout was earned the hard way as he and the other cowboys duked it out against the rankest bulls in ProRodeo – many of which have bested cowboys at the WNFR, as well as the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, and Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days.
“It was just a good night, and I happened to draw the right bulls and ride to the ability that I know that I can,” Spears said.
For the second time in three years, Sage Kimzey captured the year-end Xtreme Bulls Tour title.
The 23-year-old, who has captured the last three bull riding gold buckles, added another accolade to his trophy case by topping the Xtreme Bulls standings with $58,657 earned at the events in 2017.
Kimzey also won the Xtreme Bulls year-end title in 2015.
  • Crawley, Kimzey set regular-season records: Jacobs Crawley established a regular-season money record in saddle bronc riding with his $173,192 total in the Sept. 5 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Crawley, who is leading the standings by $10,970 over second-place Zeke Thurston, broke the regular-season saddle bronc riding money record of $172,304, which he set last year. Bull rider Sage Kimzey, with his $230,992 total as of Sept. 5, also set the regular-season money record in his event. Kimzey broke the record of $228,386 established by Matt Austin in 2005. Crawley and Kimzey join steer wrestler Ty Erickson and tie-down roper Tuf Cooper as new holders of the regular-season money records in their events. Erickson has $155,456 as of Sept. 5 and broke the mark of $133,685 set by Wade Sumpter in 2008 as of Aug. 1. Cooper established a regular-season money record in tie-down roping with his $166,097 total in the Aug. 28 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Cooper, who is leading the Sept. 5 standings with $175,841, broke the regular-season tie-down roping money record of $165,460 set by Cody Ohl in 2006. Steer roper Jason Evans needs $3,771 to break the regular-season money mark in his event – $87,927 set by Guy Allen in 1998.

2. Gregg claims first career win at Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Steer wrestler Taylor Gregg has been a PRCA cardholder since 2013. In 2017, in front of his family and friends, he notched not only the first win of his career, but a big one.
Clocking a total time of 14.2 seconds in three runs at the Ellensburg Rodeo, Gregg split the win with fellow bulldogger Curtis Cassidy. Gregg, 26, and Cassidy each took in $3,923 for their matching three-head times. Gregg, who also placed in two of the three rounds, collected a total of $6,450.
“It’s pretty sweet,” Gregg said. “I high school rodeoed in this state and we had our state finals here at Ellensburg, so coming back here is always really fun – win, lose or draw. To win it, I mean this is the first ProRodeo I’ve ever won, so to have that first win at Ellensburg is pretty awesome.”
Gregg, a native of Walla Walla, Wash., was in no shortage of support in the stands at the Ellensburg Rodeo Grounds.
“My dad was actually pushing for me, so that was pretty nice,” Gregg said. “My mom was here, and I wouldn’t be here without them. So, it was definitely nice having them here.
“Just seeing the look on my mom’s face when she came up to greet me after I’d won it,” Gregg said. “How proud she was of me, it made everything worth it.”
After a 5.6-second first-round time, Gregg was but a fly on the wall peering into a talented field of steer wrestlers. Then something shook the hornets’ nest. Notching a time of 4.4 in the second round and a 4.2-second run in the short-go, Gregg credited his fortune at Ellensburg as a key to his first win.
“Honestly, it was all luck,” Gregg said. “I drew really good. Jeff Green lets me ride his horse and it was a really good horse. For steer wrestling, it makes it easy when you ride a good horse and draw good, so I was really lucky.”
Gregg was familiar with the steer he was handed in the Sept. 4 short round, and he used that experience to prepare himself for his quickest round of the weekend.
“I drew steer No. 38 in the short round at Kennewick (Wash.) actually,” Gregg said. “I knew how good he was, so I was pretty happy to have his number right by my name. I knew I could make a good run on him, but I had no idea that I would end up first at the rodeo.”
Even after recording his first win in the PRCA, Gregg doesn’t plan on letting it get into his head. Going forward, he still wants to take the same, steady approach.
“I just try to take it one steer at a time,” Gregg said. “Big rodeos or small rodeos, I just try to go win. I have a lot of people that help me be successful. I was really lucky to be successful here.”
Other winners at the $330,755 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($10,161 in tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Richmond Champion (171.5 points on two head), team ropers Brandon Beers/Cesar de la Cruz (17.3 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw (173.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Cooper (24.6 seconds on three head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (51.48 seconds on three head), steer roper Corey Ross (28.6 seconds on two head) and bull rider Sage Kimzey (169.5 points on two head).

3. ProRodeo Hall of Fame to celebrate Museum Day Live

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs, Colo., will open its doors free of charge on Sept. 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! The event is an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
More than 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by the Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. The lesson plans are available for download on the Museum Day Live! website.
“We enjoy participating in this annual event with the Smithsonian Institution to help promote insight, inspiration and education about the sport of professional rodeo, as well as the Western heritage of our sport and how rodeo developed,” said Kent Sturman, director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “This opportunity is a great way to get patrons to our museum that may not have had the chance to visit us before. Rodeo fans can learn more about their rodeo heroes and first-time guests can get to know the champions and legends of ProRodeo.”
Sturman said it is important for the Hall of Fame to participate in Museum Day Live! in order to place emphasis on the role that museums play in our communities and the educational value of those museums.
Open since August 1979, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present, and serves as an inspiration for the future.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 23. One ticket per email address is permitted.

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo Sept. 8-9 at 7 p.m. (PT) and the Washington State Fair ProRodeo in Puyallup, Wash., at 1 p.m. (PT) Sept. 10 … Wrangler Network will livestream the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up Sept. 15-16, beginning at 1:15 p.m. (PT) each day … The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the PRCA will unveil a new exhibit – A History of Youth Rodeo – featuring the National High School Rodeo Association and the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. The unveiling will take place from 5-7 p.m. (MT) Sept. 20 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. R.S.V.P. required by Sept. 13 to Amber Jacobs at ajacobs@prorodeo.com or 719.528.4726Jed Moore, the head rodeo coach at Colorado Northwest Community College in Rangely and a retired PRCA bull rider, was recently challenged to ride Summit Pro Rodeo’s Cross the Line during the rodeo team’s eighth annual fundraiser – called Rangely Rock N’ Bulls. If Moore rode the 2014 PRCA Bull of the Year, a $500 donation was going to be added to the team’s scholarship fund. The team and crowd ended up passing the hat – no matter if Moore made the ride or not – and raised more than $1,200. Just for the record, Moore lasted four seconds on the rank bull. Moore is in his sixth year coaching the CNCC rodeo team … The Sept. 4 performance of the Ellensburg Rodeo was dedicated to longtime rodeo competitor, judge and fan Alan MacRae, who passed away in February. MacRae was born in Idaho, and moved to Ellensburg when he was 2. He graduated from high school in 1977 and attended Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College, where he was a part of the rodeo team and participated in calf roping, team roping and steer wrestling. He competed in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association finals in Louisiana in 1979. Kim MacRae, Alan’s wife, said he enjoyed judging and calf roping and was drawn to rodeo because of his father, Ken MacRae, who is a veterinarian and involved with the Ellensburg Rodeo. “I don’t remember a time when we haven’t gone (to the Ellensburg Rodeo) as contestants or going to support Alan,” she said in the Sept. 5 edition of the Daily Record newspaper in Ellensburg. “Rodeo was his passion. There wasn’t a time he wasn’t doing something in rodeo.” Alan was a life-long member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and was a PRCA judge for 20 years. After his retirement from judging, he worked as chute boss and ran the timed-event barrier at many Northwest rodeos … ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saddle Bronc Rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79. A service in memoriam of his recent passing will be held at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds at 5 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 19. Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989. Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965 … More than 200 participants and 200 volunteers saddled up for the 17th annual Tri-State Special Kids’ Rodeo on Sept. 3 in Fort Madison, Iowa. The free event offered children and adults with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to participate in horseback riding, as well as simulated activities including goat tying, calf roping, bronc riding and barrel racing. Lisa Wood, chairwoman of the special kids’ rodeo, has been involved since the first year. Her daughter, Kelly, has Down syndrome and participates in the rodeo. Wood said the rodeo committee had a double saddle made so individuals in wheelchairs could ride with someone assisting them. The Tri-State Rodeo takes place Sept. 7-9 …  A former Rodeo Austin employee is accused of stealing more than a million dollars from the organization. In a signed legal agreement, Mark Weston confessed to using Rodeo Austin’s accounts, including corporate credit cards, for his personal use, and misappropriating funds. According to the nonprofit’s latest IRS filing, the actual amount missing is $1.3 million. Rodeo Austin’s CEO says the number rose when a forensic auditor completed a full review of the books, which was after Weston signed the agreement … The richest horse race in America – the All-American Futurity – was won by Fly Baby Fly at Ruidoso (N.M.) Downs on Labor Day before a crowd of 25,000. The horse is owned by Bennie and Terri Jeter, the parents of bareback rider Jason Jeter, who went to the National Finals Rodeo six times (2001-05, 2007) and won the WNFR average title in 2002. The horses running in the All-American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs were racing in the biggest quarter horse race in America, and Jason was there to see Fly Baby Fly win. A $3 million purse was up for grabs, and Fly Baby Fly earned $1.5 million for her performance. Jeter’s parents have owned the horse for a little less than a year. Bennie and Terri own and operate Jeter Quarter Horses in Alvarado, Texas.  
 
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I was more excited for them (Monday) than the day I won the average at the NFR.”
– Former PRCA bareback rider Jason Jeter told the ProRodeo Sports News about watching the horse his parents own, Fly Baby Fly, win at Ruidoso Downs on Labor Day.

5. Next Up

Sept. 6             Xtreme Bulls Division 2 qualifying event, Lewiston, Idaho
Sept. 6             Fenix Rodeo, Sao Sebastiao Oeste, Brazil, begins
Sept. 7             Tri-State Rodeo, Fort Madison, Iowa, begins
Sept. 7             Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up begins
Sept. 7             Washington State Fair ProRodeo, Puyallup, Wash., begins
Sept. 8             Defeat of Jesse James Days Rodeo, Northfield, Minn., begins
Sept. 8             Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo begins
Sept. 8             Stagecoach Days PRCA, Banning, Calif., begins
Sept. 8             Utah’s Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City, begins
Sept. 9             Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sept. 9             Burden (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo
Sept. 9             Davie (Fla.) ProRodeo
Sept. 9             Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series
Sept. 9             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Sept. 10           Rodeo Feria Camargo, Camargo, Mexico

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Sept. 5, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$198,268
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$194,032
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$155,456
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$123,579
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$123,579
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$173,192
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$175,841
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$230,992
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156


7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Sept. 5, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$198,268
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
151,990
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
141,973
4
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
137,403
5
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
130,903
6
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
121,885
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
109,600
8
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
105,470
9
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
101,541
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
97,022
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
89,284
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
87,420
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
78,241
14
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
75,671
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
74,806
16
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
56,737
17
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
54,763
18
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
54,640
19
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
50,757
20
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
50,644
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$194,032
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
135,149
3
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
109,353
4
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
109,305
5
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
105,855
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
101,512
7
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
96,461
8
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
89,783
9
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
88,680
10
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
86,152
11
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
79,525
12
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
78,198
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
77,270
14
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
75,671
15
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
74,222
16
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
74,152
17
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
73,468
18
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
58,494
19
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
57,739
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
57,568
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$155,456
2
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
105,975
3
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
101,847
4
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
101,101
5
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
92,252
6
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
89,990
7
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
89,039
8
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
80,489
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
77,831
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
77,075
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
73,179
12
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
70,199
13
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
66,948
14
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
66,869
15
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
62,865
16
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
62,075
17
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
61,071
18
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
60,669
19
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
57,828
20
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
57,815
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$123,579
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
119,971
3
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
109,200
4
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
94,320
5
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
86,684
6
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
86,053
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
78,964
8
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
75,991
9
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
75,652
10
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
73,326
11
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
72,523
12
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
70,501
13
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
69,323
14
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
69,253
15
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
65,855
16
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
63,851
17
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
59,789
18
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
55,615
19
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
55,485
20
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
55,312
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$123,579
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
119,971
3
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
114,189
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
98,950
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
96,620
6
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
86,684
7
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
85,791
8
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
77,323
9
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
76,986
10
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
74,546
11
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
73,494
12
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
72,523
13
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
69,323
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
67,716
15
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
64,251
16
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
63,851
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
55,456
18
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
49,711
19
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
47,955
20
Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.
47,187
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$173,192
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
162,222
3
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
118,079
4
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
108,567
5
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
99,107
6
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
93,691
7
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
89,348
8
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
86,024
9
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
85,846
10
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
81,218
11
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
79,271
12
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
76,946
13
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
73,840
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
70,416
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
67,994
16
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
62,193
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
57,763
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
56,338
19
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
52,855
20
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
51,170
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$175,841
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
142,194
3
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
112,516
4
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
106,097
5
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
96,469
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
89,624
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
85,297
8
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
83,416
9
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
82,298
10
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
82,041
11
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
81,850
12
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
80,047
13
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
77,500
14
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
75,333
15
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
74,935
16
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
74,293
17
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
69,372
18
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
68,508
19
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
68,156
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
65,472
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$84,156
2
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
77,295
3
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
71,832
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
68,084
5
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
52,135
6
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
48,184
7
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
47,353
8
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
46,993
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
45,432
10
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
44,993
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
40,693
12
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
40,519
13
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
40,287
14
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
39,386
15
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
38,893
16
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
37,491
17
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
34,841
18
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
31,993
19
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
31,754
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
26,520
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$230,992
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
174,247
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
145,362
4
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
124,482
5
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
104,833
6
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
100,356
7
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
97,927
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
96,808
9
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
96,201
10
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
91,813
11
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
89,056
12
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
87,388
13
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
85,425
14
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
82,438
15
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
79,358
16
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
77,613
17
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
75,033
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
66,770
19
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
66,640
20
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
63,276
*2017 Barrel Racing (Sept. 5, 2017)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$248,373
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
172,554
3
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
127,227
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
116,522
5
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,201
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
111,808
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
94,279
8
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
91,142
9
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
90,030
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
82,933
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
81,138
12
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
80,082
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
76,867
14
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
70,809
15
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
66,716
16
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
62,756
17
Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
61,989
18
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
60,538
19
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
60,040
20
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
58,577
8. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through Sept. 5, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$58,657
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
53,380
3
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
46,937
4
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
35,837
5
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
6
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,855
7
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
24,153
8
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
22,865
9
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
22,353
10
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
22,257
11
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
19,858
12
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
13
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
18,231
14
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
17,522
15
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
16,992
16
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
17
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
15,578
18
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
14,142
19
Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo.
14,138
20
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
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☛ Rodeo News from the PRCA 8-28-17

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RODEO NEWS FROM THE PRCA

Courtesy Of PRCA
Aug. 28, 2017

Heith DeMoss snares Kennewick victory

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Another day at the office resulted in a new line on Heith DeMoss’ impressive résumé.

The veteran saddle bronc rider won the Horse Heaven Round-Up for the first time in his career Aug. 26.

DeMoss captured the average title with 168.5 points on two head at the Lithia RAM Arena.

“I’ve always been real close to winning this thing,” said DeMoss, 32. “It was good to finally go ahead and break through, I reckon. I’ve always wanted to win this rodeo and it has been on my bucket list. They bring the best horses in the world and the best guys in the world, and to win at a place like this is really a notch on the old belt.”

In the first round, DeMoss put himself in position to win the rodeo with his 84-point ride. When DeMoss settled in for his ride in the finals with Calgary Stampede’s Wild Cherry, he got all he could handle.

“I think my horse got most of the points, I was just lucky enough to stay on top of him until the whistle blew,” DeMoss said. “I had never been on that horse. I had seen him with Zeke Thurston and Cort Scheer, and some other top hands. You dang sure have the tiger by the tail when you put your saddle on that horse. He’s a bad cat, that’s the only way I know how to explain it.”

DeMoss acknowledged he just made it to the whistle with Wild Cherry.

“He’s an advanced-rider-only horse,” he said. “I just barely made it. I think the whistle blew and I bucked off at 8.1 seconds. I was on top there when I heard the whistle, but it wasn’t long before I hit the ground.”

The performance at Kennewick earned DeMoss $5,805, which moved him into 10th place in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $79,897.

“This is how I make my living, and to win is dang sure a blessing,” DeMoss said. “I just got done building a house, so I can use the money.”

DeMoss joined the PRCA in 2004 and has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo eight times (2007, 2009-11, 2013-16).

“The thrill of the fight is why I still love to do this so much,” DeMoss said. “When (a horse) gives it all he has got, and you give it all you have got, it’s something cool that happens that can’t be replaced by anything else.”

Other winners at the $280,099 rodeo were all-around champion Ryle Smith ($3,861 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (171 points on two head), steer wrestler Rowdy Parrott (11.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz (15.5 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt (25.1 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sydni Blanchard (34.67 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Chase Dougherty (171.5 points on two head).

  • Cooper sets regular-season record: Tuf Cooper established a regular-season money record in tie-down roping with his $166,097 total in the Aug. 28 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Cooper, who is leading the standings by $33,513 over second-place Caleb Smidt, broke the regular-season tie-down roping money record of $165,460 set by Cody Ohl in 2006. Cooper joins steer wrestler Ty Erickson as new holders of the regular season money record holders in their events. Erickson has $151,912 as of Aug. 28 and broke the mark of $133,685 set by Wade Sumpter in 2008 as of Aug. 1. With 33 days left in the PRCA regular season, saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley needs to earn $4,987 to break the regular season money mark in his event and break his mark of $172,304 he set in 2016. Bull rider Sage Kimzey needs to earn $7,897 to set the new regular season money mark in his event. Bull rider Matt Austin set that record when he won $228,386 in 2005.
  • Leaderboard change: Trevor Brazile recorded an 8.4-second steer roping time to win the second round at the Range Days Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., last week, which tied him with Bryce Davis for the fastest time during the 2017 regular season. Brazile also has the second-fastest time of the regular season of 8.5 seconds.

2. Tim Bingham caps strong stretch with title

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – This time of year seems to be a good one for bull rider Tim Bingham.

After winning three times in July, Bingham took two more this weekend, capped off by winning Aug. 27 when he rode the Cervi Brothers’ Hammer Time for 88 points at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo.

Bingham, who entered the weekend in seventh place in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, moved up to third place after picking up another $7,924 at the rodeo in San Juan Capistrano.

“I had an almost identical week to last year,” he said. “… I don’t know what’s going on. It seems to be the last couple, few years, I have a lot of luck this week. I’m not complaining, I like it.”

A night earlier, Bingham won the Golden Spike Rodeo in Tremonton, Utah, with a 91.5-point ride. And earlier in the week he took second in the average at the Gem State Stampede Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

The stretch picked him up after a slow month. This weekend, compounded with July, has him plenty confident and riding without stress because he’s entrenched in the middle of the Top 15.

That wasn’t the case a year ago.

When he headed to the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in 2016, Bingham was on the bubble and battling to stay in the hunt for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. The 2016 win at San Juan Capistrano helped him qualify for his second WNFR.

This year, there’s a lot less stress for him. He knows he can’t catch world leader Sage Kimzey (who took second place on Aug. 27), but he also knows that after this weekend took him to $102,212 for the year he’s all but guaranteed to head back to Las Vegas in December.

“For me right now there’s, I’d say, close to zero pressure, because I know with the time that’s left I can’t catch Sage (in the regular season) who’s winning the world,” said Bingham, who finished 12th in the world standings in 2016. “I’m not in a tight spot trying to go into the NFR and sit No. 1 because it’s just impossible with the amount of rodeos left and the time frame; I can’t catch him. There’s no stress there going to the top. … I know on the bottom end I’m going to make the Finals no matter what.”

Bingham didn’t know much about Hammer Time. He’d only seen him once (in Casper, Wyo.) but got a good ride from him in San Juan Capistrano.

“He was pretty sweet,” he said. “He turned out to be a good one.”

Not only was this a good week, but on Labor Day the Utah resident will turn 26. He’s planning on taking the next several days to relax and recuperate by dunking in some hot springs and doing some mountain biking before hitting a few more rodeos over the holiday weekend.

“Recuperate, get all my sores soaked,” he said, “and get ready to go into the week feeling as fresh as you possibly can.”

Other winners at the $218,454 rodeo were all-around champion Ryle Smith ($2,782 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Jake Vold (86.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Baby Face), steer wrestler Justin Shaffer (3.5 seconds), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves (4.8 seconds), saddle bronc rider Clay Elliott (87 points on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Blue Feather), and tie-down roper Tyson Durfey (8.0 seconds).

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Wrangler Network will livestream the Ellensburg (Wash.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls Division 1 Tour Finale at 8 p.m. (PT) Sept. 2 and the Ellensburg PRCA Rodeo Sept. 3-4, beginning at 11:45 a.m. each day … ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast Frontier Days in Walla Walla, Wash., Sept. 1-3 at 7 p.m. (PT) each day and the Ellensburg PRCA Rodeo at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 4 … The following people have been nominated as the Top 5 candidates for the PRCA Pickup Man of the Year: Gary Rempel, Jeremy Willis, Shandon Stalls, Shawn Calhoun, and Will O’Connell. The final online voting process will take place Oct. 1-15. Winners will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in December … PRCA bullfighter Cody Emerson conducted the inaugural “So you wanna be a bullfighter” day clinic on Aug. 19, for children ages 5 to 15 during the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo in Johnson City, Texas. There were seven children who signed up for the clinic. They each got their own pair of Wrangler denim baggies with patches from California Rodeo Salinas, a custom T-shirt and got to pick grease paint ideas from ProRodeo bullfighters. “I love kids and it’s always nice to give back to your community and to pass rodeo on to the next generation,” Emerson told the ProRodeo Sports News … ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saddle Bronc Rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79. A service in memoriam of his recent passing will be held at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds at 5 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 19. His influence and relationships were the gold standard in the rodeo industry, and since the facility is so large, his family would like to invite everyone to his celebration of life. Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989, becoming the first Canadian competitor to receive that honor. He also was inducted in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1998. Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965 … Over 16 years, Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo has raised more than $1.9 million for local charities. The proceeds from the Aug. 26-27 Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo will benefit the Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Kennewick was a really great rodeo and the short round was phenomenal. I had to be 88 (points on Calgary Stampede’s Yipee Kibitz) to win the short round. That’s how good that rodeo was.”

– Reigning PRCA Bareback Riding World Champion Tim O’Connell told the ProRodeo Sports News about his performance at the Horse Heaven Round-Up, which concluded Aug. 26.

4. Next Up

Aug. 28           Colorado State Fair & Rodeo, Pueblo, Colo., continues

Aug. 30           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Aug. 30           IPE & Stampede, Armstrong, British Columbia, begins

Aug. 31           Magic Valley Stampede, Filer, Idaho, begins

Sept. 1             Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Sept. 1             Quad County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Columbia, Miss., begins

Sept. 1             Longford (Kan.) Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Daggett County Centennial Rodeo, Manila, Utah, begins

Sept. 1             Ocala (Fla.) Shrine Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Plains, Mont., begins

Sept. 1             Socorro (N.M.) County Fair & PRCA Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions begins

Sept. 1             Pioneer City Rodeo, Palestine, Ill., begins

Sept. 1             Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days begins

Sept. 1             Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo begins

Sept. 1             Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo begins

Sept. 2             Labor Day Rodeo, Cedar Vale, Kan.

Sept. 2             Xtreme Bulls Division 1 Tour Finale, Ellensburg, Wash.

Sept. 2             Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Sept. 2             Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

Sept. 2             Iron County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, Parowan, Utah, begins

Sept. 2             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

Sept. 2             Montana’s Biggest Weekend, Dillon, Mont., begins

Sept. 2             Nicola Valley ProRodeo, Merritt, British Columbia, begins

Sept. 2             Pine City (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo begins

Sept. 2             Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days begins

Sept. 3             Rodeo de Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico

Sept. 3             Lake County Round-Up, Lakeview, Ore., begins

Sept. 3             White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo begins

Sept. 4             Gem State Classic ProRodeo, Blackfoot, Idaho, begins

5. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 28, 2017

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $186, 929
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $188,260
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $151,913
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $121,248
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $121,248
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $167,318
TD: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $166,097
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $220,490
SR: Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $79,212

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 28, 2017

 

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $186,929
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 143,632
3 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 136,127
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 134,007
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 127,925
6 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 116,849
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 109,600
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 105,470
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 98,802
10 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 97,022
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 83,786
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 77,056
13 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 75,671
14 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 70,595
15 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 54,763
16 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 54,641
17 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 52,360
18 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 49,167
19 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 48,258
20 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 48,142
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $188,260
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 127,682
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 109,353
4 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 104,661
5 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 100,530
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 94,411
7 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 89,775
8 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 88,337
9 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 84,826
10 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 82,729
11 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 79,112
12 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 72,736
13 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 72,637
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 71,616
15 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 71,023
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 69,378
17 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 67,182
18 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 58,494
19 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 57,523
20 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 55,499
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $151,913
2 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 105,770
3 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 100,556
4 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 98,025
5 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 91,619
6 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 88,060
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 84,928
8 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 77,831
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 74,632
10 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 71,325
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 65,301
12 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 64,646
13 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 63,679
14 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 63,365
15 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 60,669
16 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 59,859
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 58,006
18 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 57,314
19 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 54,581
20 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 54,145
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $121,248
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 113,652
3 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 103,031
4 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 94,320
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 86,053
6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 80,330
7 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 77,016
8 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 75,752
9 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 72,523
10 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 71,207
11 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 69,903
12 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 68,759
13 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 65,573
14 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 63,851
15 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 59,964
16 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 58,746
17 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 58,295
18 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 55,312
19 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 53,236
20 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 52,383
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $121,248
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 113,652
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 108,020
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 96,620
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 96,002
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 85,791
7 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 80,330
8 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,238
9 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 76,747
10 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 72,523
11 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 69,814
12 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 67,437
13 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 67,118
14 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 64,251
15 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 63,851
16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 59,964
17 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 51,947
18 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 48,217
19 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 47,955
20 Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 47,187
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $167,318
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 155,540
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 109,233
4 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 104,252
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 90,218
6 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 88,657
7 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 84,999
8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 84,179
9 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 81,935
10 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 79,897
11 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 75,388
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 70,811
13 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 70,204
14 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 67,320
15 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 65,766
16 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 58,879
17 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 55,985
18 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 54,771
19 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 50,325
20 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 49,718
Tie-down Roping
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $166,097
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 132,584
3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 104,086
4 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 102,421
5 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 95,306
6 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 89,624
7 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 85,297
8 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 81,031
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 80,052
10 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 77,138
11 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 76,055
12 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 75,641
13 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 75,133
14 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 74,293
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 73,000
16 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 69,195
17 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 68,508
18 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 67,833
19 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 66,690
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 61,018
Steer Roping
1 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $79,212
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 75,159
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 71,243
4 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 67,184
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 50,677
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 47,827
7 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 46,993
8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 45,432
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 43,394
10 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 42,111
11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 40,287
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 39,959
13 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 39,314
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 37,781
15 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 36,456
16 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 36,275
17 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 33,245
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 31,754
19 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 31,171
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 26,520
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $220,490
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 173,443
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 131,451
4 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 102,212
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 97,124
6 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 96,808
7 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 95,033
8 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 88,488
9 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 87,388
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 86,257
11 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 84,267
12 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 81,408
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 77,386
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 75,089
15 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 74,627
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 68,965
17 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 66,318
18 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 63,276
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 60,230
20 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 59,835

*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 28, 2017)

Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $246,482
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 169,440
3 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 116,518
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 115,832
5 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 110,669
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 94,279
8 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 91,142
9 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 90,030
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 82,763
11 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 79,803
12 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 78,029
13 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 73,892
14 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 69,960
15 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 63,074
16 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 60,599
17 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 60,040
18 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 58,213
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 56,173
20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 55,235

7. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Aug. 28, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $58,660
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,596
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,170
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,855
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 24,166
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 22,353
7 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 20,609
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 19,858
9 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,279
10 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 18,231
11 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 17,539
12 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 16,997
13 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 16,992
14 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 16,567
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 16,269
16 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 14,142
17 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
18 Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 12,820
19 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,194
20 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 11,734
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-22-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 22, 2017

Mize rides to narrow victory in Caldwell

CALDWELL, Idaho – Bull rider Tristan Mize was rather jubilant following his win at the fabled Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, but he knows the end-goal is in sight. He has his eyes on a bigger prize.

Despite Cole Melancon posting a 90-point bull ride earlier in the evening, Mize managed to notch a clutch 90.5-point ride during Saturday night’s final round, scoring the 20-year-old cowboy $7,501 for his winning efforts.

“I’m feeling really good,” Mize said. “I had a really good week, and I really needed to win at Caldwell. I had a good bull and I knew that if I rode him I’d probably get the win, so it worked out.”

Mize drew Powder River Rodeo’s Savage Mood in the concluding performance at Caldwell, and according to the Texan rookie, he put up a heck of a fight.

“He was a really good bull,” Mize said. “He turned back right and then a little left, and he had me out of position after the first jump, but I was able to get back in position. After that, it worked out well. He was a fun bull.”

After such a narrow win in a crowded crop of talented bull riders, Mize understood the task in front of him. Even so, he knew the opportunity that Savage Mood presented couldn’t be for naught.

“I knew it was going to be a tough bull riding field, but I knew that I had a bull to beat 90 on,” Mize said.

Mize, who entered the week ranked second among bull riders in the PRCA Resistol Rookie Standings, has had his fair share of impressive wins early in his career. While being named champion at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo earlier this season, Mize had not yet recorded a bull ride equivalent to 90 points or more. At Caldwell, he wanted that to change.

“It’s kind of funny, because I’d been talking about how I was going to beat 90 all week for the first time,” he said. “Luckily, I was 90.5 for the first time.”

Hailing from Bryan, Texas, Mize has constantly displayed an advanced prowess for a first-timer. Currently slotted 21st in the Aug. 21 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $58,343, Mize is thrilled for the stretch run as the year comes to a close.

“I’m excited,” Mize said. “I’m ready to be at the NFR at the end of the year, that’s for sure. I’ve always dreamed about going to the NFR. It’s all I ever think about. I want it so bad.”

With his first qualification certainly not out of reach, expect the young gun to unholster the chance.

“I can’t wait to be there. Hopefully I win a couple more big ones.”

Other winners at the $292,843 rodeo were bareback rider Clayton Biglow (172 points on two head), steer wrestler Rowdy Parrot (11.3 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves and Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens (15.5 seconds on two head each), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (173.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Jake Pratt (26.8 seconds on three head), and barrel racer Stevi Hillman (50.69 seconds on three runs).

  • Hansen moves atop leaderboard: Bull rider Jordan Hansen had a 92-point ride on Kesler Rodeo’s Excessive Force to win the Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo Aug. 19 in Kalispell, Mont. Hansen’s ride put him atop the PRCA’s season leaderboard. Hansen earned $2,558 for his performance. Tanner Girletz was second at Kalispell with a 90-point ride. Kesler Rodeo’s Excessive Force, the bull Hansen rode for 92 last weekend, is the only bull to make two 90-plus-point rides this season; he took Zane Lambert on a 90-point ride in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, at the beginning of this month.
  • More bull riding tidbits: Only four rodeos have had more than one 90-point ride this season: San Antonio had three, while Caldwell, Idaho; Wapello, Iowa; and Kalispell, Mont., each had two. Two riders have made four 90-point rides: Sage Kimzey and Ty Wallace. Roscoe Jarboe has three; Brennon Eldred and Cole Melancon have two each.
  • Steer roper Garr has huge performance: Brian Garr had a memorable outing at the Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping in Deadwood, S.D., (Aug. 19). Garr won four of the five rounds in Deadwood, as well as the average. The Belle Fourche, S.D., cowboy earned $5,796.
  • Cowboys make push: As the regular season winds down, cowboys are frantically going to rodeos to try and earn money to finish in the Top 15 in the regular-season standings and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. This past week, there were 30 rodeos with $1.78 million up for grabs.

2. AGCO announces Sowing Good Deeds initiative

DULUTH, Ga. – AGCO Corporation has announced the launch of Sowing Good Deeds – an initiative to raise awareness of the efforts of rodeo committees throughout North America and the positive impact they have in their local communities.

AGCO, a proud sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) through its Hesston® and Massey Ferguson® brands, will award one Massey Ferguson tractor valued at more than $35,000 to a deserving rodeo committee at PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in Las Vegas, Nev., this December.

“Throughout North America, there are rodeo committees that work tirelessly in their local communities for good,” said Meghann McNally, AGCO’s director of marketing in North America. “By creating the Sowing Good Deeds initiative, we want to highlight the great work that they do and assist their efforts by providing a piece of equipment that is crucial to their year-round success – at both their local rodeos as well as in their fields. The rodeo is an iconic event that unites communities across North America, and at AGCO, we are proud to be a part of that local fabric.”

“Our 600-plus PRCA rodeos raise millions of dollars for their local charities across the country,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “The AGCO Sowing Good Deeds program allows us to recognize and reward committees for their charitable efforts. We’re proud of the PRCA rodeo committees, volunteers and rodeo athletes who all contribute to make a difference for local communities and their citizens.”

The application deadline for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative is Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Interested rodeo committees can submit their application online by visiting www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds. There is a limit of one application per rodeo committee.

A committee of judges selected by Hesston, Massey Ferguson and the PRCA will evaluate the applicants based on three key criteria: community impact, innovation and adversity. These criteria highlight work that improves the local community, exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship within the nonprofit sector and has initiated change or responded to significant challenges to build a stronger, more sustainable organization.

The winning rodeo committee will be recognized at the PRCA Awards Banquet on Dec. 6 and on Hesston night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER on Dec. 9.

For more information, visit www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com and Rural Rodeo will simulcast the announcing at the Gem State Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event at 6:30 p.m. (MT) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Aug. 24 and at the Gem State Stampede Aug. 25-27. The rodeo begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25-26, and at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 27… “Floating Horses: the life of Casey Tibbs,” a documentary about the late rodeo legend and Ramona (Calif.) resident, was among films shown during the Oceanside (Calif.) Film Festival. Many people who knew Tibbs were panel guests at the film’s California premiere on Aug. 12 at the Sunshine Brooks Theater. Sandra Tibbs – Casey’s widow – and Dave Osborne, who was a ranch hand for him during his San Diego Country Estates years, both were on the panel, which also included Casey Tibbs’ daughter, Beth Donley, Western actor Joel McCrea’s grandson Wyatt McCrea, and film composer Ryan Waczek. “I’m glad that the people on the West Coast can see it,” Sandra Tibbs said of the California premiere of the 94-minute full feature documentary in an Aug. 14 article in The San Diego Union-Tribune. Executive producer Justin Koehler was unable to attend the Oceanside International Film Festival due to the Aug. 7 birth of his daughter, but wanted to submit “Floating Horses” to a film festival close to Ramona. Casey Tibbs passed on Jan. 28, 1990, at the age of 60. Tibbs was inducted into the inaugural class of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 in Colorado Springs, Colo., after winning nine world championships (saddle bronc riding, 1949, 1951-54, 1959; bareback riding, 1951; all-around, 1951, 1955). A statue of Tibbs stands outside the ProRodeo Hall of Fame … William Lee (Bill) Lake, a former PRCA calf roper, steer wrestler, team roper, and judge, passed away on July 22 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 74. Lake joined the Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1965. He was mentored not only by his father, Harold, but also by Oral Zumwalt – who partnered with Harold in the Zumwalt and Lake Rodeo Company – and Bill Lawrence who later became a partner in the rodeo company. Lake never forgot the role those three men played in his success as a horseman and rodeo contestant … The Umatilla County Fair (Aug. 8-12) and Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Aug. 9-12) were held earlier this month in Hermiston, Ore., and fans were able to see the new venue at the facility. At the fair’s kickoff dinner, Rep. Greg Smith announced a personal $10,000 donation. Rodeo board member Dennis Barnett said in an Aug. 17 article in the East Oregonian there have been a few additional donations to the nonprofit Friends of the Fair and Rodeo, prompted by people seeing the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center for themselves at the fair and rodeo. Barnett said donations to the Friends of the Fair and Rodeo, which is a separate entity from EOTEC, can be used with EOTEC’s blessing for fair and rodeo-related improvements like adding irrigation and grass to the overflow parking area to keep down the dust next year. Barnett said donors can specify if they want the money to go toward the Umatilla County Fair or Farm-City Pro Rodeo, or they can leave it up to a joint committee to determine where the money is most needed … The National Western Stock Show in Denver brought the rodeo to Children’s Hospital Colorado on Aug. 17 in Aurora. Activities included the stick horse rodeo and barrel racing, as well as meeting rodeo queens and Howdy, the National Western Stock Show mascot.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I always knew I was going to rodeo, basically for a living, since I kind of started … It ain’t gonna be easy, but there’s plenty of guys that do it.”

– Tie-down roper Bo Pickett, the 20-year-old nephew of ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dee Pickett, told the Idaho Statesmen Aug. 18 about pursuing a ProRodeo career.

4. Next Up

Aug. 21           Days of ’76 Stand Alone Steer Roping, Deadwood, S.D., continues

Aug. 22           Eastern Montana Fair Rodeo, Miles City, Mont., begins

Aug. 22           Horse Heaven Round-Up, Kennewick, Wash., begins

Aug. 23           Kitsap Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Bremerton, Wash.

Aug. 23           Doxa Extreme Rodeo, Alex, Okla., begins

Aug. 23           Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, Vinita, Okla., begins

Aug. 24           Gem State Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Aug. 24           Great Plains Stampede Rodeo, Altus, Okla., begins

Aug. 24           Kitsap Stampede, Bremerton, Wash., begins

Aug. 24           Range Days Rodeo, Rapid City, S.D., begins

Aug. 24           Golden Spike Rodeo, Tremonton, Utah, begins

Aug. 25           Cattleman Days Rodeo, Ashland, Mo., begins

Aug. 25           Salmon (Idaho) Stampede PRCA Rodeo, begins

Aug. 25           Gem State Stampede, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, begins

Aug. 25           Oregon Trail Rodeo, Hastings, Neb., begins

Aug. 25           Okotoks (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

Aug. 25           Colorado State Fair & Rodeo, Pueblo, Colo., begins

Aug. 26           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

Aug. 26           Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

Aug. 26           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

Aug. 26           Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

5. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 21, 2017

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $176, 624
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $174,659
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $144,520
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $115,014
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $115,014
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $166,512
TD: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $156,853
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $212,241
SR: Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $78,706

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 21, 2017

 

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $176,624
2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 135,040
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 132,547
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 125,145
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudent, Brazil 121,692
6 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 110,936
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 110,422
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 107,313
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 98,802
10 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 97,022
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 81,544
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 77,038
13 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 75,671
14 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 66,050
15 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 54,803
16 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 54,763
17 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 52,360
18 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 48,258
19 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 48,120
20 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 46,711
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $174,659
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 124,766
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 104,098
4 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 103,792
5 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 96,729
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 91,122
7 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 88,078
8 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 85,333
9 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 82,644
10 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 77,641
11 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 75,205
12 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 72,736
13 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 71,843
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 70,001
15 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 68,060
16 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 66,153
17 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 63,804
18 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 58,494
19 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 57,523
20 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 55,499
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $144,520
2 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 104,716
3 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 100,556
4 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 90,142
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 84,672
6 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 84,036
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 80,199
8 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 74,632
9 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 71,325
10 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 70,703
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 65,301
12 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 62,897
13 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 62,829
14 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 60,669
15 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 59,284
16 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 56,631
17 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 55,565
18 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 54,151
19 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 54,145
20 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 52,996
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $115,014
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 107,739
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 94,014
4 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 92,883
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 79,064
6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 76,540
7 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 75,025
8 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 74,691
9 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 72,523
10 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 69,351
11 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 65,823
12 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 65,573
13 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 63,120
14 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 62,230
15 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 59,964
16 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 58,279
17 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 56,054
18 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 53,197
19 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 50,762
20 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 50,066
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile $115,014
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 107,739
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 97,872
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 95,200
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 87,205
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 85,485
7 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,238
8 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 76,540
9 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 76,021
10 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 72,523
11 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 69,814
12 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 66,970
13 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 64,212
14 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 63,120
15 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 59,964
16 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 59,445
17 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 49,447
18 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 46,066
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma CIty, Okla. 45,975
20 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 42,599
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $166,512
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 144,551
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 106,369
4 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 102,619
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 87,335
6 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 84,230
7 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 83,613
8 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 75,946
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 73,282
10 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 72,686
11 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 71,581
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 70,351
13 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 70,204
14 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 65,766
15 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 65,497
16 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 55,112
17 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 53,160
18 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 52,432
19 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 50,044
20 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 49,718
Tie-down Roping
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $156,853
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 121,499
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 102,148
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 97,322
5 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 89,624
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 87,382
7 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 85,297
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 80,052
9 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 79,228
10 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 76,965
11 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 76,055
12 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 74,293
13 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 69,569
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 68,234
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 67,665
16 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 67,198
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 67,094
18 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 65,647
19 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 64,906
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 57,707
Steer Roping
1 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $78,706
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 72,815
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 70,530
4 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 66,097
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 49,084
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 47,827
7 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 46,468
8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 45,432
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 42,307
10 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 41,023
11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 40,287
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 39,959
13 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 39,314
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 36,787
15 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 35,937
16 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 35,544
17 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 31,754
18 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 31,171
19 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 30,845
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 25,620
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $212,241
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 170,986
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 126,644
4 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 96,808
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 95,736
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 94,766
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 87,643
8 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 85,281
9 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 84,480
10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 84,027
11 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 79,764
12 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 78,336
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 74,017
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 73,363
15 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 71,522
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 66,142
17 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 63,051
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 60,230
19 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 60,190
20 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 58,435

*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 21, 2017)

Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $246,482
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 166,132
3 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 115,832
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
5 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 113,705
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 106,721
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 94,279
8 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 90,030
9 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 89,759
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 82,763
11 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 79,803
12 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 73,935
13 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 69,960
14 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 67,982
15 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 61,266
16 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 58,551
17 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 58,234
18 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 56,303
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 55,542
20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 54,975
7. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Aug. 21, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $58,153
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,596
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,170
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,855
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 22,440
6 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 20,609
7 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,167
8 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,279
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 18,503
10 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 18,231
11 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 16,992
12 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 16,567
13 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 16,287
14 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 16,269
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
16 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 14,142
17 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
18 Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 12,820
19 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,079
20 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 11,734
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