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☛ Peek wins RNCF Finals 3-30-15

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

JOSH “PEAKS” AT THE RIGHT TIME IN KISSIMMEE

Courtesy PRCA
March 30, 2015

When Josh Peek was asked what he was going to do next after winning the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, he said – what else? – that he was taking his family to Disney World in neighboring Orlando. Of course they were going there anyway. It’s been planned for weeks. But it’s nice to make the trip when you have a newly-issued check for $18,171 in your pocket and knowing you’ve just gone and done something historic. The RNCF was held held March 25 – 28 in Kissimmee, Fla.,

Peek, of Pueblo, Colo., won the RNCFR steer wrestling title Saturday night with a time of 4.8 seconds, earning a buckle that will go in the trophy case as a nice companion piece to the RNCFR tie-down roping bauble he won a year ago at the 2014 RNCFR in Guthrie, Okla. It’s an achievement matched only by Ty Murray, who won the National Circuit Finals saddle bronc riding in 1993 and came back to Pocatello, Idaho, the following year to win the bull riding.

“This is a complete blessing,” Peek said. “To win RNCFR titles in back-to-back years, in different events … that’s just amazing. You couldn’t write a better outcome than that.”

Just sixth in the two-head average, Peek found another gear in the final performance of this $749,316 rodeo. He won the semifinal round in 4.1 seconds and then won the finals in 4.8 seconds as the last man out of the box.

It was deceptively tricky ground, because Eli Lord and Aaron Vosler already had no-times and defending RNCFR champion Kyle Irwin was on the board with a 13.9 (including a 10-second broken barrier) and, as Peek said, “sometimes it’s easier to be under 3.9 than it is to be under 13.9. You want to make a solid, businessman’s run and just not make any stupid mistakes by being too careful.”

Ironically, Peek didn’t earn a dime in his tie-down roping title defense, but that $18,171 in the steer wrestling easily gave him the all-around title over the only other multi-event contender, Zach Kilgus.

Peek wasn’t alone in the history-making realm on Saturday night, as Marty Yates continued a weekend-long assault on the RNCFR tie-down roping record with a run of 6.9 seconds to win the finals over Jerome Schneeberger by seven-tenths of a second. Schneeberger had started the run on Friday night when he tied Matt Shiozawa’s record of 7.3 seconds (2008, 2010). Jesse Clark dropped the mark to 7.2 during the Saturday matinee performance, and Yates then blew it away in the four-man round.

The other champions at the Silver Spurs Arena were bareback rider Steven Peebles (88 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Flaxey Lady), team ropers Drew Horner and Buddy Hawkins II (4.6 seconds), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (87 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Goin South), barrel racer Carmel Wright (16.42 seconds) and bull rider Joe Frost (72 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Double Play).

Peebles’ win in the bareback riding gave the Columbia River Circuit five wins in that event in the last six years and fellow Oregonian Austin Foss gave the circuit a 1-2 sweep by riding for 86 points.

“The tradition started with Clint Corey and it’s awesome to be a part of that with guys like Bobby Mote, Ryan Gray, Brian Bain and Austin,” Peebles said. “It’s great to have your name on the board next to theirs.”

Texas won the team title with $108,557, just edging out the Wilderness Circuit ($104,779), with Montana third ($92,665). It was the second win in three years for Texas and the Lone Star State now has a record 12 titles in the event’s 29-year history.

Event winners each received a $20,000 voucher toward the purchase of a new RAM Truck and a Polaris RANGER utility vehicle in addition to their winnings.

Highlights from the RNCFR will be televised on CBS Sports Net; see ProRodeo.com/TV for the telecast schedule.

 

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo
Kissimmee, Fla., March 25-28

All-around cowboy: Josh Peek, $18,171, steer wrestling and tie-down roping.

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Tim O’Connell, 83 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Ned Ross, $6,182; 2. Joe Gunderson, 80, $4,683; 3. Jessy Davis, 79, $3,372; 4. (tie) Kaycee Feild, Micky Downare and Austin Foss, 78, $1,499 each. Second round: 1. Kaycee Feild, 84 points on Pete Carr’s Classic ProRodeo’s Sadie’s Gal, $6,182; 2. Casey Breuer, 80, $4,683; 3. (tie) Austin Foss and Jessy Davis, 79, $2,810 each; 5. (tie) Bill Tutor and Caleb Bennett, 78, $1,124 each; 7. Caine Riddle, 77. 8. (tie) Tim O’Connell and Seth Hardwick, 76 each. Average: 1. Kaycee Feild, 162 points on two head, $6,182; 2. Tim O’Connell, 159, $4,683; 3. Jessy Davis, 158, $3,372; 4. Austin Foss, 157, $2,248; 5. Joe Gunderson, 154, $1,311; 6. (tie) Seth Hardwick and Steven Peebles, 153, $1,124 each; 8. Micky Downare, 151. Semifinals: 1. Steven Peebles, 86 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Real Deal, $7,493; 2. Austin Foss, 84, $5,620; 3. Kaycee Field, 81, $3,747; 4. Jessy Davis, 80, $1,873. Finals: 1. Steven Peebles, 88 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Flaxy Lady, $7,493; 2. Austin Foss, 86, $5,620; 3. Kaycee Feild, 82, $3,747; 4. Jessy Davis, 80, $1,873. Total event earnings: 1. Kaycee Feild, $21,355; 2. Austin Foss, $17,796; 3. Steven Peebles, $15,455; 4. Jessy Davis, $13,300; 5. Tim O’Connell, $10,865; 6. Joe Gunderson, $5,995; 7. Casey Breuer, $4,683; 8. Micky Downare, $1,499; 9. (tie) Bill Tutor and Caleb Bennett, $1,124 each; 11. Seth Hardwick, $468.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Wade Steffen, 4.5 seconds, $6,182; 2. Beau Clark, 4.6, $4,683; 3. Tooter Silver, 4.9, $3,372; 4. Josh Peek, 5.2, $2,248; 5. Austin Manning, 5.6, $1,311; 6. Aaron Vosler, 5.7, $937. Second round: 1. Stockton Graves, 4.3 seconds, $6,182; 2. Jacob Shofner, 4.6, $4,683; 3. (tie) Sterling Lambert and Aaron Vosler, 4.7, $2,810 each; 5. Beau Clark, 4.8, $1,311; 6. Baylor Roche, 5.2, $937. Average: 1. Beau Clark, 9.4 seconds on two head, $6,182; 2. Aaron Vosler, 10.4, $4,683; 3. Jacob Shofner, 10.9, $3,372; 4. Wade Steffen, 11.0, $2,248; 5. Austin Manning, 11.2, $1,311; 6. Josh Peek, 12.0, $937; 7. Kyle Irwin, 12.7; 8. Eli Lord, 13.6. Semifinals: 1. Josh Peek, 4.1 seconds, $7,493; 2. Eli Lord, 4.5, $5,620; 3. Aaron Vosler, 4.7, $3,747; 4. Kyle Irwin, 4.8, $1,873. Finals: 1. Josh Peek, 4.8 seconds, $7,493; 2. Kyle Irwin, 13.9, $5,620; 3. (tie) Eli Lord and Aaron Vosler, NT. Total event earnings: 1. Josh Peek, $18,171; 2. (tie) Beau Clark and Aaron Vosler, $12,176 each; 4. Wade Steffen, $8,430; 5. Jacob Shofner, $8,055; 6. Kyle Irwin, $7,493; 7. Stockton Graves, $6,182; 8. Eli Lord, $5,620; 9. Tooter Silver, $3,372; 10. Sterling Lambert, $2,810; 11. Austin Manning, $2,623; 12. Baylor Roche, $937.

Team roping: First round: 1. Rob Webb/Dan Webb, 4.9 seconds, $6,182 each; 2. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens; Rhett Anderson/Cole Wilson, and Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, 5.0, $3,434 each; 5. (tie) Zach Kilgus/Justin Yost and Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 5.2, $1,124 each. Second round: 1. Garrett Tonozzi/Jared Bilby, 4.2 seconds, $6,182 each; 2. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, 5.0, $4,683; 3. Quisto Lopez/Joe Mattern, 5.1, $3,372; 4. Clint Gorrell/Levi O’Keeffe, 5.2, $2,248; 5. Rhett Anderson/Cole Wilson, 5.3, $1,311; 6. Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 5.8, $937. Average: 1. Rhett Anderson/Cole Wilson, 10.3 seconds on two head, $6,182 each; 2. Drew Horner, Plano/Buddy Hawkins II, 10.4, $4,683; 3. Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 11.0, $3,372; 4. Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, 11.3, $2,248; 5. Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens, 11.5, $1,311; 6. Jason Carlson/Sam Levine, 14.2, $937; 7. Garrett Rogers/Brent Falon, 14.5; 8. Garrett Tonozzi/Jared Bilby, 15.2. Semifinals: 1. Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, 4.7 seconds, $7,493; 2. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, 5.7, $5,620; 3. Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 6.6, $3,747; 4. Garrett Tonozzi/Jared Bilby, 11.7, $1,873. Finals: 1. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.6 seconds, $7,493; 2. Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, 4.8, $5,620; 3. Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 9.1, $3,747; 4. Garrett Tonozzi/Jared Bilby, NT. Total event earnings: 1. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, $22,479 each; 2. Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, $18,795; 3. Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, $12,925; 4. Rhett Anderson/Cole Wilson, $10,977; 5.Garrett Tonozzi/Jared Bilby, $8,055; 6. Rob Webb/Dan Webb, $6,182; 7. Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens, $4,746; 8. Quisto Lopez/Joe Mattern, $3,372; 9. Clint Gorrell/Levi O’Keeffe, $2,248; 10. Zach Kilgus/Justin Yost, $1,124; 11. Jason Carlson/Sam Levine, $937.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 84 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Famous Dave’s, $6,182; 2. Wade Sundell, 83, $4,683; 3. Jeff Willert, 81, $3,372; 4. Jesse Wright and Taos Muncy, 80, $1,780 each; 6. Cody Taton, 79, $937. Second round: 1. Wade Sundell, 85 points on Sutton Rodeo’s South Point, $6,182; 2. Zeke Thurston, 82, $4,683; 3. Jeff Willert, 81, $3,372; 4. Ben Londo, 80, $2,248; 5. (tie) John Redig and Bradley Harter, 78, $1,124 each. Average: 1. Wade Sundell, 168 points on two head, $6,182; 2. Jeff Willert, 162, $4,683; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 161, $3,372; 4. Ben Londo, 156, $2,248; 5. Zeke Thurston, 154, $1,311; 6. (tie) Coburn Bradshaw, Ryan Mackenzie and Heith DeMoss, 152, $312 each. Semifinals: 1. Heith DeMoss, 83 points on Rafter H Rodeo’s Spade, $7,493; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 81, $5,620; 3. Ben Londo, 80, $3,747; 4. Ryan Mackenzie, 78, $1,873. Finals: 1. Heith DeMoss, 87 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Goin South, $7,493; 2. Ryan Mackenzie, 85, $5,620; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 82, $3,747; 4. Ben Londo, NT. Total event earnings: 1. Jacobs Crawley, $18,920; 2. Wade Sundell, $17,047; 3. Heith DeMoss, $15,299; 4. Jeff Willert, $11,427; 5. Ben Londo, $8,242; 6. Ryan Mackenzie, $7,805; 7. Zeke Thurston, $5,995; 8. (tie) Jesse Wright and Taos Muncy, $1,780 each; 10. (tie) Bradley Harter and John Redig, $1,124 each; 12. Cody Taton, $937.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Rhen Richard, 7.8 seconds, $6,182; 2. (tie) Jesse Clark and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0, $4,028 each; 4. Jerome Schneeberger, 8.3, $2,248; 5. Marty Yates, 8.4, $1,311; 6. Jared Kempker, 8.8, $937. Second round: 1. Jesse Clark, 7.2 seconds (breaks RNCFR record of 7.3 held by Matt Shiozawa, 2008, 2010; Jerome Schneeberger, 2015), $6,182; 2. Jerome Schneeberger, 7.3, $4,683; 3. (tie) Ryle Smith and Blair Burk, 7.9, $2,810 each; 5. Seth Hopper, 8.0, $1,311; 6. Riley Pruitt, 8.4, $937. Average: 1. Jesse Clark, 15.2 seconds on two head, $6,182; 2. Jerome Schneeberger, 15.6, $4,683; 3. Seth Hopper, 16.9, $3,372; 4. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Marty Yates, 17.3, $1,780 each; 6. Riley Pruitt, 17.4, $937; 7. Jared Kempker, 19.7; 8. Ryle Smith, 20.3. Semifinals: 1. Marty Yates, 8.2 seconds, $7,493; 2. Jared Kempker, 9.9, $5,620; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 10.0, $3,747; 4. Jerome Schneeberger, 14.6, $1,873. Finals: 1. Marty Yates, 6.9 seconds, $7,493; 2. Jerome Schneeberger, 7.6, $5,620; 3. Jared Kempker, 8.3, $3,747; 4. Ryan Jarrett, 8.5, $1,873. Total event earnings: 1. Jerome Schneeberger, $19,108; 2. Marty Yates, $18,077; 3. Jesse Clark, $16,391; 4. Ryan Jarrett, $11,427; 5. Jared Kempker, $10,303; 6. Rhen Richard, $6,182; 7. Seth Hopper, $4,683; 8. (tie) Ryle Smith and Blair Burk, $2,810 each; 10. Riley Pruitt, $1,873.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 16.44 seconds, $6,182; 2. Lindsay Kruse, 16.45, $4,683; 3. Natalie Foutch, 16.49, $3,372; 4. Nancy Hunter, 16.53, $2,248; 5. Carmel Wright, 16.54, $1,311; 6. Cheyenne Schnelle, 16.59, $937. Second round: 1. Sarah McDonald, 16.27 seconds, $6,182; 2. Pamela Capper, 16.41, $4,683; 3. (tie) Lisa Lockhart, and Nancy Hunter, 16.57, $2,810 each; 5. Kassidy Dennison, 16.59, $1,311; 6. (tie) Lindsay Kruse and Sarah Griffin, 16.71, $468 each. Average: 1. Sarah McDonald, 32.97 seconds on two runs, $6,182; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 33.01, $4,683; 3. Nancy Hunter, 33.10, $3,372; 4. Pamela Capper, 33.15, $2,248; 5. Lindsay Kruse, 33.16, $1,311; 6. Carmel Wright, 33.36, $937; 7. Kassidy Dennison, 33.38; 8. Sarah Griffin, 33.48. Semifinals: 1. Pamela Capper, 16.30 seconds, $7,493; 2. (tie) Carmel Wright and Sarah McDonald, 16.47, $4,683 each; 4. Kassidy Dennison, 16.63, $1,873. Finals: 1. Carmel Wright, 16.42 seconds, $7,493; 2. Sarah Mcdonald, 16.45, $5,620; 3. Pamela Capper, 16.47, $3,747; 4. Kassidy Dennison, 16.49, $1,873. Total event earnings: 1. Sarah McDonald, $22,667; 2. Pamela Capper, $18,171; 3. Carmel Wright, $14,424; 4. Lisa Lockhart, $13,675; 5. Nancy Hunter, $8,430; 6. Lindsay Kruse, $6,463; 7. Kassidy Dennison, $5,058; 8. Natalie Foutch, $3,372; 9. Cheyenne Schnelle, $937; 10. Sarah Griffin, $468.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Mike Adams, 84 points on Pete Carr’s Classic ProRodeo’s Footloose, $6,182; 2. Joe Frost, 76, $4,683; 3. Bart Miller, 74, $3,372; 4. Josh Frost, 69, $2,248; no other qualified rides. Second round: 1. Aaron Pass, 85 points on Smith, Harper and Morgan Rodeo Company’s Back Woods Bandit, $6,182; 2. Daniel McAllister, 80, $4,683; 3. Josh Frost, 79, $3,372; 4. (tie) Joe Frost and Parker Breding, 78, $1,779 each; 6. (tie) Dylan Vick Hice and Lon Danley, 72, $468 each. Average: 1. Joe Frost, 154 points on two head, $6,182; 2. Josh Frost, 148, $4,683; 3. Aaron Pass, 85 on one, $3,372; 4. Mike Adams, 84, $2,248; 5. Daniel McAllister, 80, $1,311; 6. Parker Breding, 78, $937. 7. Bart Miller, 74; 8. (tie) Dylan Vick Hice and Lon Danley, 72. Semifinals: 1. No qualified rides. Finals: 1. Joe Frost, 72 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Double Play, $7,493; 2. (tie) Mike Adams, Aaron Pass and Josh Frost, NS. Total event earnings: 1. Joe Frost, $20,138; 2. Josh Frost, $10,303; 3. Aaron Pass, $9,554; 4. Mike Adams, $8,430; 5. Daniel McAllister, $5,995; 6. Bart Miller, $3,372; 7. Parker Breding, $2,716; 8. (tie) Dylan Vick and Lon Danley, $468 each.

Team standings: 1. Texas, $108,557; 2. Wilderness, $104,779; 3. Montana, $92,665; 4. Columbia River, $77,585; 5. Prairie, $74,120; 6. Badlands, $47,769; 7. Mountain States, $47,488; 8. California, $38,121.

Total payoff: $749,316. Stock contractors: 4L & Diamond S Rodeo, Barnes PRCA Rodeo, Cowtown Rodeo, Klein Brothers Rodeo, Korkow Rodeos, MJM Rodeo, Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, Pete Carr’s Classic ProRodeo, Rafter H Rodeo Livestock, Rocky Mountain Rodeo, Silver Spurs Club, Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo, Sutton Rodeo, Three Hills Rodeo and United ProRodeo. Rodeo secretary: Carole Martinez. Officials: Skip Emmett, George Gibbs, Cliff Overstreet and Glenn Sullivan. Timers: Amy Muller and Mary Borgen. Announcers: Bob Tallman and Roger Mooney. Specialty act: Troy Lerwill. Bullfighters: Lucas Littles and Josh Rivinius. Clown/barrelman: Dennis Halstead. Flankman: Various. Chute boss:Gerry Byrn. Pickup men: Jeremy Willis and Shawn Calhoun. Photographers:James Phifer and Mike Rastelli. Sound: Benje Bendele.

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☛ RAM National Circuit Finals 3-28-15

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

FIRST FRONTIER COWBOY LEADS RNCFR BULL RIDING

 

Courtesy PRCA
March 28, 2015

A lot of young men from the Northeast are in Kissimmee, Fla., at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, held March 25-28 for the annual rite of extreme behavior that is spring break. Not a one of them is going home with better memories or demonstrable reason for pride than Pennsylvania bull rider Mike Adams.

 

The recent graduate of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades showed plenty of trade craft in riding Footloose of Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo string for 84 points and the first-round win of the bull riding at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo worth $6,182.

 

“I have high expectations for myself,” Adams said, “so this doesn’t shock me. I had a good bull and I made it work. He went out around to the left and got me over his head, but I sat up and got (centered) again. I didn’t feel real comfortable out there, but I hope I looked comfortable.”

 

The judges seemed to think so. His 84-point score was eight points better than 2014 Reserve World Champion Joe Frost in second place, and was one of only four qualified rides in 24 tries in Silver Spurs Arena over the first two nights of this national championship event.

To understand how utterly unexpected this win might seem to the casual rodeo fan, a little background is in order

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Adams, 22, didn’t start rodeoing until 2010, just before his 18th birthday. He went to one of the Cowtown Rodeos that the Harris family has been running for more than 50 years in Pilesgrove, N.J., and just decided that bull riding was something he wanted to try.

 

There was no family background here – father, Dale, is a carpenter and mother, Sue, is a school aid. More than that, his family wasn’t openly dubious about this change in sports from baseball, football and lacrosse to something more, well, life threatening.

 

“They didn’t really try to talk me out of it,” Adams said, “but they weren’t for it either. That’s for sure. They were just trying to be good parents.”

 

Adams learned the basics of bull riding by going to a small practice facility called the Luck of the Draw in Woodstown, N.J., and another practice pen about 90 miles from his home in Oxford, Pa., which had sessions every Monday.

 

“And I was there every Monday,” Adams said, “When Gary Leffew held a bull riding school in Grantville (Pa.) I went to that. I went to his school a couple of times. A First Frontier rider named Jason Power really helped with the mental side of bull riding, and I just kept working to get better.”

 

Despite the fact that Adams never felt like he had a natural gift for the sport, he has progressed rapidly. Since his first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo in 2011, he has qualified for the RNCFR each of the last three years and is now in position to become the first bull rider from the First Frontier Circuit to ever win this rodeo.

 

“That’s the plan,” Adams said.

The other first-round winners at this 29th edition of the RNCFR were bareback rider Tim O’Connell (83 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Ned Ross), steer wrestler Wade Steffen (4.5 seconds), team ropers Rob Webb and Dan Webb (4.9 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (84 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Famous Dave’s), tie-down roper Rhen Richard (7.8 seconds) and barrel racer Lisa Lockhart (16.44 seconds).

 

In addition to Adams, Steffen, Richard and Lockhart all had their winning efforts on the Thursday night session that completed the first round. The second round begins Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. (ET) performance.

 

The tournament-style RNFCR format determines the national circuit champions in each event. All 24 qualifiers from the 12 circuits compete in the two preliminary rounds of the rodeo. The top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round, with all previous scores and times thrown out. The top four move on to the final round, a sudden‑death competition that determines the national circuit champion in each event.

 

Because the top four contestants begin that final round with a clean slate, each one has an equal opportunity to claim an RNCFR title.

 

Event winners each receive a $20,000 voucher toward the purchase of a new RAM Truck and a Polaris Ranger utility vehicle in addition to their winnings.

 

Wrangler Network is airing live webcasts of the rodeo’s first four performances and, after the event, highlights from the RNCFR will be televised on CBS Sports Net; see ProRodeo.com/TV for the telecast schedule.

 

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Results
Kissimmee, Fla., March 25-28

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Tim O’Connell, 83 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Ned Ross, $6,182; 2. Joe Gunderson, 80, $4,683; 3. Jessy Davis, 79, $3,372; 4. (tie) Kaycee Feild, Micky Downare and Austin Foss, 78, $1,499 each.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Wade Steffen, 4.5 seconds, $6,182; 2. Beau Clark, 4.6, $4,683; 3. Tooter Silver, 4.9, $3,372; 4. Josh Peek, 5.2, $2,248; 5. Austin Manning, 5.6, $1,311; 6. Aaron Vosler, 5.7, $937.

Team roping: First round: 1. Rob Webb/Dan Webb, 4.9 seconds, $6,182 each; 2. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens; Rhett Anderson/Cole Wilson, and Jade Stoddard/Ike Folsom, 5.0, $3,434 each; 5. (tie) Zach Kilgus/Justin Yost and Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 5.2, $1,124 each.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 84 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Famous Dave’s, $6,182; 2. Wade Sundell, 83, $4,683; 3. Jeff Willert, 81, $3,372; 4. Jesse Wright and Taos Muncy, 80, $1,780 each; 6. Cody Taton, 79, $937.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Rhen Richard, 7.8 seconds, $6,182; 2. (tie) Jesse Clark and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0, $4,028 each; 4. Jerome Schneeberger, 8.3, $2,248; 5. Marty Yates, 8.4, $1,311; 6. Jared Kempker, 8.8, $937.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 16.44 seconds, $6,182; 2. Lindsay Kruse, 16.45, $4,683; 3. Natalie Foutch, 16.49, $3,372; 4. Nancy Hunter, 16.53, $2,248; 5. Carmel Wright, 16.54, $1,311; 6. Cheyenne Schnelle, 16.59, $937.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Mike Adams, 84 points on Pete Carr’s Classic ProRodeo’s Footloose, $6,182; 2. Joe Frost, 76, $4,683; 3. Bart Miller, 74, $3,372; 4. Josh Frost, 69, $2,248; no other qualified rides.

Total payoff: $749,316. Stock contractors: 4L & Diamond S Rodeo, Barnes PRCA Rodeo, Cowtown Rodeo, Klein Brothers Rodeo, Korkow Rodeos, MJM Rodeo, Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, Pete Carr’s Classic ProRodeo, Rafter H Rodeo Livestock, Rocky Mountain Rodeo, Silver Spurs Club, Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo, Sutton Rodeo, Three Hills Rodeo and United ProRodeo. Rodeo secretary: Carole Martinez. Officials: Skip Emmett, George Gibbs, Cliff Overstreet and Glenn Sullivan. Timers: Amy Muller and Mary Borgen. Announcers: Bob Tallman and Roger Mooney. Specialty act: Troy Lerwill. Bullfighters: Lucas Littles and Josh Rivinius. Clown/barrelman: Dennis Halstead. Flankman: Various. Chute boss: Gerry Byrn. Pickup men: Jeremy Willis and Shawn Calhoun. Photographers: James Phifer and Mike Rastelli.

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☛ Rodeo News 3-26-15

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
March 26, 2015

 

Idaho ropers look to weave web of RNCFR glory

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Rob and Dan Webb had a good night at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo March 25 – even putting themselves in position to make a little history – and they were fairly certain their dad, Kirk, didn’t get to see any of it on the WranglerNetwork.com webcast.

“You can bet he was out feeding the cattle,” said Dan Webb, with a grin, “taking care of the farm’s 400 mother cows. Our mom (Stevia) might have watched us, but dad was pretty sure to be out there working.”

That’s how it has always been on the Webb farm in Wendell, Idaho. Work comes first. Rob and Dan learned their work ethic and how to rodeo from their dad, a nine-time RNCFR qualifier. Even if Kirk’s not watching, he’s present in their every run.

 

It’s part of the reason that Rob, 26, and Dan, 31, have become the best team roping pair in Idaho and are now in position to make a run at becoming the first team in Wilderness Circuit history to win a title at the RNCFR. They took the first-round lead on Wednesday night with a 4.9-second run.

There is reason for the Webb brothers to draw extra inspiration from their dad these days. He had a really bad horse wreck a couple of years back and ended up in a coma. The first weeks were rough. Doctors weren’t sure he was going to make it.

“But now he’s back driving and working,” Dan said. “It’s been great.”

 

The Webb brothers feel like they were born into their rodeo life. They live across a hay field from each other in Wendell, practice their roping on a regular schedule while balancing farm work, developing Rob’s fencing company and other endeavors.

 

“I was probably in middle school when we started roping together full time,” said Rob Webb, “and we’ve just stayed with it.”

 

They had their best year in 2014 when they finished second at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and split a round at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up. Rob finished No. 47 among headers in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings, and Dan was No. 56 among heelers.

 

They won the Wilderness Circuit year-end title and the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo.

Other first-round leaders to come out of Wednesday night’s performance at the Silver Spurs Arena were bareback rider Tim O’Connell (83 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Ned Ross), steer wrestler Beau Clark (4.6 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (84 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Famous Dave’s), tie-down ropers Ryan Jarrett and Jesse Clark (8.0 seconds), barrel racer Lindsay Kruse (16.45 seconds) and bull rider Joe Frost (76 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s Nutcase).

Crawley is the defending champion and is trying to join Jesse Wright (2010-11) as the only cowboys to win back-to-back saddle bronc riding titles in the 29-year history of this rodeo.

 

The tournament-style RNFCR format determines the national circuit champions in each event. All 24 qualifiers from the 12 circuits compete in the two preliminary rounds of the rodeo. The top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round, with all previous scores and times thrown out. The top four then move on to the final round, a sudden-death competition that determines the national circuit champion in each event.

 

Because the top four contestants begin that final round with a clean slate, each one has an equal opportunity to claim an RNCFR title.

Event winners each receive a $20,000 voucher toward the purchase of a new RAM Truck and a Polaris Ranger utility vehicle in addition to their winnings.

 

Wrangler Network is airing live webcasts of the rodeo’s first four performances and, after the event, highlights from the RNCFR will be televised on CBS Sports Net; see ProRodeo.com/TV for the telecast schedule.

 

 

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

 

Kissimmee, Fla., March 25-28

Bareback riding: First round leaders: 1. Tim O’Connell, 83 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Ned Ross; 2. Joe Gunderson, 80; 3. Jessy Davis, 79; 4. (tie) Micky Downare and Austin Foss, 78 each; 6. Andy Carter, 74

Steer wrestling: First round leaders: 1. Beau Clark, 4.6 seconds; 2. Tooter Silver, 4.9; 3. Josh Peek, 5.2; 4. Austin Manning, 5.6; 5. Jacob Shofner, 6.3; 6. Eli Lord, 8.3

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. Rob Webb/Dan Webb, 4.9 seconds; 2. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.0; 3. (tie) Zach Kilgus/Justin Yost and Blake Hirdes/Joseph Shawnego, 5.2 each; 5. Jason Carlson/Sam Levine, 5.4; 6. Ty Blasingame/J.W. Borrego, 5.8

Saddle bronc riding: First round leaders: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 84 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Famous Dave’s; 2. Wade Sundell, 83; 3. Jesse Wright, 80; 4. Cody Taton, 79; 5. (tie) Jeremy Meeks and Jace Angus, 78

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. (tie) Jesse Clark and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0 seconds each; 3. Riley Pruitt, 9.0; 4. Blake Ash, 12.1; 5. Ryle Smith, 12.4; 6. Josh Peek, 15.4

 

Barrel racing: First round leaders: 1. Lindsay Kruse, 16.45 seconds; 2. Cheyenne Schnelle, 16.59; 3. Mary Walker, 16.65; 4. (tie) Ann Scott and Sarah McDonald, 16.70 each; 6. Sarah Griffin, 16.77

Bull riding: First round leaders: 1. Joe Frost, 76 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s Nutcase; no other qualified rides

Total payoff: $749,316. Stock contractors: 4L & Diamond S Rodeo, Barnes PRCA Rodeo, Cowtown Rodeo, Klein Brothers Rodeo, Korkow Rodeos, MJM Rodeo, Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, Pete Carr’s Classic ProRodeo, Rafter H Rodeo Livestock, Rocky Mountain Rodeo, Silver Spurs Club, Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo, Sutton Rodeo, Three Hills Rodeo and United ProRodeo. Rodeo secretary: Carole Martinez. Officials: Skip Emmett, George Gibbs, Cliff Overstreet and Glenn Sullivan. Timers: Amy Muller and Mary Borgen. Announcers: Bob Tallman and Roger Mooney. Specialty act: Troy Lerwill. Bullfighters: Lucas Littles and Josh Rivinius. Clown/barrelman: Dennis Halstead. Flankman: Various. Chute boss: Gerry Byrn. Pickup men: Jeremy Willis and Shawn Calhoun. Photographers: James Phifer and Mike Rastelli.

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☛ The American’s $2 million payout 3-2-15

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

RFD-TV’S “THE AMERICAN” PUSHES RODEO UP A NOTCH WITH $2 MILLION PAYOUT

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
March 2, 2015

Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas and Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, split a $1 million as “Qualifiers” winning an event at The American and an additional $100,000 for winning the Bareback Riding and Tie-Down Roping. The American Photo.

It was touted as the “World’s Richest One-Day Rodeo,” and The American lived up to the hype by paying out $2 million to “qualifiers and invitees” in seven events: Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. Over 42,500 rodeo fans braved a winter ice storm to attend the 5 ½-hour event held March 1 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event was presented by Polaris Ranger and was carried live on RFD-TV.

 

There were Qualifiers and Invitees, with the Invitees being mostly the top 10 rodeo athletes from various associations, and including 32 World Champions winning 130 championships. They qualified from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), Professional Bull Riders Association (PBR), the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), and several other associations. The Qualifiers were the “underdogs,” who didn’t finish the year in the Top 10 of their association and who had to attend some qualifying rodeos and win before they could compete in the semifinals prior to going to The American, where following the first go-round, four of the highest-scoring contestants qualified for the finals.

 

There were also several exemptions to past World Champions and even some “fan-favorites,” who made it to the World’s Richest One-Day Rodeo. A Semifinals to determine Qualifiers was held was held the previous week at Fort Worth Stockyards’ Cowtown Coliseum, where winners also won thousands of dollars, depending where they placed and the number of entries in each event.

 

Six of the seven events had at least one Qualifier in the finals. The only event without a Qualifier was the Team Roping that was won by last year’s champions: the team of Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., heading and heeling a steer in 4.06 seconds.  The event paid $100,000 for first place; however, Driggers earned an additional $42,500 from the Inaugural Sponsor Patch Auction held Feb. 22, where he sold for $50,000 and received 85 percent of the bid money.

 

Second place went to the team of Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., with a 4.19, earning a $25,000 paycheck. Driggers, who qualified for the NFR the past four seasons, clinched The American championship for the second consecutive year. Last year he partnered with two-time World Champion Heeler, Patrick Smith.  Travis Graves, his partner this year, is a two-time World Champion heeler.

 

Two of those “Qualifiers” will no longer be called “underdogs,” as they left the event with $600,000 each, which was composed of a $1 million purse, reserved only for the “Qualifiers” who won their division. Each division winner also received a $100,000 paycheck while the second place received $25,000, regardless if they were Invitees or Qualifiers.

 

Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas was the only Bareback Riding finalist from the “Qualifier division,” when he rode an NFR bronc, Frontier Rodeo’s Show Stomper, for 89 points, defeating 14 other bareback riders including defending World Champion Austin Foss. Price had paid a $500 fee and advanced through The American semifinals for the chance to compete against the sports’ elite. With Bareback Riding being the first event, Price had to wait until the last event of the night, Bull Riding, to see if he would be able to keep $1 million prize all to himself.

 

Price had previously won two famous summer rodeos two years ago: the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo and the West of the Pecos Rodeo in Pecos. Last year he was 23rd in the PRCA.

 

However, in the fifth event, Tie-Down Roping, Reese Riemer, a “Qualifier” from Stinnett, Texas, tied his calf in 7.59 seconds, edging out three-time PRCA World Champion Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, who had won the first go-round with a 6.98, tied his finals calf in 8.38, but had to be satisfied with the $25,000 second-place paycheck. Riemer and Price ended up sharing the $1 million bonus prize money, for $500,000 each, plus they won the $100,000 for winning their division, for a total of $600,000 each.

 

Riemer was a 2014 PRCA National Finals qualifier finished 15th in the PRCA world tie-down roping standings after earning $80,569 through 2014. He came to The American as a Qualifier as he failed to finish in the top 10.

 

The event caused concern from the crowd, when Trevor Brazile, a 20-time World Champion roper from Decatur, Texas, and who won The American All-Around title for the second year in a row, roped his calf in the first go-round, only to have the rope slip off the calf’s head and come back to hit Brazile in the face, disqualifying him from going to the four-horse finals.

 

The Steer Roping event caused the announcers confusion when K. C. Jones, a Qualifier from Decatur, Texas, and Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., both roped their steers in 4.19 seconds. At first it was announced that K. C. Jones would cause the $1 million to be split three ways, as well as the $100,000 first place; however, it was later announced that the rules disallowed anyone to share in the $1 million if they tied for first in their event. There was also a rule that a tie for first in an event would be broke by the aggregate of the two go-rounds. As a result, Jones was unable to share a portion of the $1 million but due to having the highest aggregate score after two go-rounds, he won the Steer Roping’s $100,000 first place paycheck, while Guy had to settle for $25,000.

 

Wade Sundell, a six-time NFR qualifier, Coleman, Okla., dominated the Saddle Bronc Riding by winning the preliminary round with 87.8 points and then the final round with a whopping 90.75 points on Frontier’s Medicine Woman for the $100,000 – repeating his win at The American for the ssecond consecutive year . Second and a $25,000 paycheck went to Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., with an 87.25 score. DeMoss was also reserve in the preliminary round.

 

The Barrel Racing event was a media sensation, when Qualifier Chayni Chamberlain, a third grader from Stephenville, Texas, won the semifinals with 13.902 seconds, taking home the $40,067 paycheck, and a pass to The American. She also picked up a hefty paycheck from the Auction for back numbers held earlier (see “Additional Perks” below).

 

Also Amberly Snyder, a promising young barrel racer, who was involved in a car accident and lost the use of her lower body, came back to in a wheel chair, yet ran the barrel pattern in a respectable 15.369, with her legs strapped to the stirrups. Both of the young girls were interviewed on television prior to the event. Also, 11-time WPRA World Champion Charmayne James ran a very fast 14.967 in the first go-round on a young horse.

 

However, when the four top-scoring girls had run the barrels, last year’s The American champion, WPRA’s 2014 Reserve World Champion Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., finished the event in a 14.726, taking home the $100,000 first-place prize money Second went to Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M., running a 14.979 for $25,000. Both finalists Lockhart and Fallon Taylor, competed at the Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo.

 

With Bull Riding being the final event on the industry’s toughest bulls in the chutes, only three riders stayed aboard their bulls for 8 seconds and qualified for the finals; therefore, PBR’s World Champion Silvano Alves moved into the short go for riding his bull the longest in the first-go round. Never give a World Champion a second chance, as the Brazillian, Alves, riding Raven Flyer, was the only finalist to score, winning the division with an 88.25, for the $100,000 paycheck. It was interesting that PBR’s 2004 World Champion, Mike Lee, was the last rider to get on the great retiring bull Astroid in the first go-round. He was also the last PBR rider to be aboard the great bull Bushwacker when he was retired.

 

THE ADDITIONAL PERK:

An innovative auction held Feb. 22 in Fort Worth sold $443,500 worth of ad space on the backs of athletes who would be competing at AT&T Stadium on March 1 in RFD-TV’s $2 million televised rodeo. The sponsor patches took the place of contestant “back numbers,” which have been pinned to the shirts of cowboys for generations.

 

Winning bidders, which included the likes of Larry the Cable Guy, would be able to watch the action March 1 from custom-made suites near the 50-yard line of AT&T Stadium during the rodeo, and were invited on stage for awards ceremonies if their cowboy wins.

 

“It was beyond our expectations,” said RFD-TV Events CEO Randy Bernard, who was the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) CEO from 1995 to 2010 before moving to RFD-TV and bringing the first lucrative, tournament-style rodeo to AT&T Stadium in 2014.

 

“I was very hesitant on projecting a number (for the auction), since this was the first time for this event, but I’d have guessed it would raise around $200,000. To see it go to almost $450,000 was incredible. I believe this event has tremendous potential and can be done across the country at major rodeos.”

 

The cowboys and cowgirls themselves, notoriously underpaid in terms of professional sports, received 85 percent of the winning bid, and the remaining 15 percent was donated to one of three nonprofits dedicated to keeping Western heritage alive: the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Western and Heritage Museum.

 

The highest bid, $50,000, was paid for defending American champion team roper Kaleb Driggers. Paraplegic barrel racing contestant Amberley Snyder, who was invited to compete as a Fans’ Choice exemption, watched from her wheelchair as space for her sponsor patch brought bidding to $31,000. She will keep $26,350 of that and plans to put it toward a replacement for her truck, which has logged 270,000 miles.

 

“What an innovative idea,” said Andrea Busby of Busby Quarter Horses, who purchased the patch on Snyder. “RFD-TV thinks outside the box, and that’s what it takes to change the sport. If every rodeo picked up on this, I think it could be outstanding.”

(Some information for this article was taken from The American web site and press releases) 

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Elite Rodeo Ass’n could join METF

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

ELITE RODEO ASSOCIATION COULD JOIN TEXAS MAJOR EVENTS TRUST FUND

 

NEWLY FORMED MEMBER-OWNED ASSOCIATION TO INCLUDE TOP TALENT

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 25, 2015

Rep. Cecil Bell Jr., filed HB1440, allowing the newly formed Elite Rodeo Association to join the Texas METF, during a Texas State Legislative session meeting held Monday, Feb. 18.

In a surprise move, a new, contestant-owned rodeo association has surfaced and state legislators are considering it to be added to a list of other events eligible to receive tax incentives to come to Texas through the Major Events Trust Fund (METF). During a Texas State Legislative session meeting held Monday, Feb. 18, Trevor Brazile, Jade Corkill, Patrick Smith, Charmayne James, Tuf Cooper, Fred Whitfield and Bobby Mote showed up in support of the Elite Rodeo Association being included in the METF, a lucrative fund funded by Texas taxpayers.

 

Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr., R-Magnolia, Texas filed HB1440, one of the proposals that included an Elite Rodeo Association World Championship be added to the (METF). According to SpinToWinRodeo.com, the new rodeo association is looking to host 15 rodeos, promising just the top talent in the industry across the country with a World Championship being scheduled to be held in Dallas in 2016. According to the Bill, “the Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect Sept. 1, 2015.”

 

The agreement between the state and the event could mean big dollars going back to the event through sales taxes collected, and split it with the state of Texas and return a portion of the money back to the event, Bell explained.

 

Several other North Texas communities have already received millions of dollars from the METF, with the largest being $31.15 million sent to Arlington for hosting the 2011 Super Bowl at the currently named AT&T Stadium. Events such as the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, held at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, received $1.4 million, the 2014 NCAA Final Four in North Texas returned $10.7 million to host cities and the Academy of Country Music Awards show, planned for April at AT&T Stadium is expected to generate more than $100 million in visitor spending and could draw more than $5 million from the fund. According to the State Comptroller’s office, the fund now stands at $13.9 million.

 

With the METF being an issue with Texas lawmakers for years, during the last legislative session, many worked to address concerns about abuses. Two years ago lawmakers worked to boost oversight of funds, including conducting audits to ensure the money is spent properly and eliminating prepayments.

 

However, the METF could be shifting oversight. Texas’ newly elected governor Gregg Abbott announcing in an article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that he wants to move the funds from the Comptroller’s office to the governor’s economic development and tourism division, and work with lawmakers to address lingering worries and eliminating Texas taxpayers funding it. The newly elected Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar agrees, saying, “Shifting the funds to the governor’s office would let me focus more on the main functions of the comptroller’s office. Gov. Abbott and I share a commitment to increasing accountability and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse and we are ready to work with the Legislature to achieve these goals. My top priority is protecting Texas taxpayers.”

 

 

About the Elite Rodeo Association:

According to the association’s web site www.erarodeo.com, the ERA is owned by the top 55 rodeo athletes, 42 of which are World Champion rodeo cowboys and cowgirls, following the format of the highly successful Professional Bull Riding Association (PBR).

 

The Elite Rodeo Association is planning for the “best guys going against each other every time,” with Tony Garritano, a long-time rodeo sponsorship guru and the husband of WPRA World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James, is the new association’s president and CEO.

 

“We believe that rodeo needed an elite tour comprised of only the world’s best rodeo competitors and livestock,” said Garritano. “Due to its business model, the ERA is the only rodeo organization that can truly guarantee appearances of the top talent in professional rodeo. Being owned by the contstants, they are guaranteeing themselves.

 

“Just as other professional sports industries have elite levels of competition for their top athletes, the ERA will do the same for the top professional rodeo athletes by creating a tour that will showcase the best talent in rodeo. The ERA plans to work in cooperation with existing rodeo venues and sports arenas across North America to create an exciting and sought-after tour. In addition, ERA is focused on the future generations of top rodeo athletes with a mission of ensuring the integrity of the sport of rodeo and providing additional opportunities for professional rodeo cowboys, cowgirls and industry partners for years to come.”

 

In a statement in SpinToWin.com, Garritano explained how each rodeo would have 10-15 competitors in each event: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Steer roping is still being discussed as well as an age minimum for competitors. This would put the event on the same level as the Super Bowl, a NCAA Final Four Tournament, a Democratic or Republican National Convention and other similarly massive events. The goal is for Dallas to host the Elite Rodeo Association World Championships with the rest of the 15 tour stops to be released later this summer of in early fall.

 

According to the new association’s web site in a posting dated Feb. 16, 2015, “By introducing a unique concept like the ERA, it is our hope to increase the awareness of the sport of rodeo on a national stage,” said 21-time World Champion Cowboy and ERA Board member, Trevor Brazile. “enhancing the sport of professional rodeo and bulding something greater for the future generations of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls is the goal of the ERA. We look forward to working with the entire rodeo industry.”

 

The ERA is governed by a seven-member board consisting of three rough-stock representatives, three timed-event representatives and one administrative official. The athlete-owned organization will showcase the best cowboys and cowgirls, whose eligibility to compete will be determined by the ERA qualification system.

 

In 2016, the ERA will produce a 15-event regular-season tour, all broadcast on national network television, culminating with a five-day World Championship event.

 

“We are all excited about building and releasing our 2016 season and plan to increase the number of tour stops in the years to come. The ERA has its own set of regulations, allowing us to provide very unique opportunities for the entire rodeo industry,” said Garritano.

 

Announcements about the 2016 tour will be coming soon and will be released through erarodeo.com and on their Facebook page, ERA Rodeo.

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☛ Rodeo News 2-11-15

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
Feb. 11, 2015

 

Brazile, Smith have grand reunion in Fort Worth 

FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s never breaking news when Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith win the team roping together at a big rodeo. However, their win on Feb. 7 is noteworthy simply because they haven’t won together in more than a year.

 

Brazile and Smith – the 2010 world champions – won the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo with a time of 16.5 seconds on three head. The pair placed fourth or better in all three rounds, earning a total of $13,887 each – $7,067 alone for taking the average title.

 

“You don’t get many chances to win big rodeos in the winter, so it feels good to win this one and get a victory at a big winter rodeo under our belt,” Brazile said. “This was only the second rodeo that Patrick and I have roped together at so far this season, so this is great.”

 

Brazile and Smith roped together from 2007-13, qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo every year. They went separate ways in 2014, but decided to reunite in 2015.

 

“We’ve roped so many steers together in the past that it doesn’t take much to get back in the groove,” Smith said. “I know if I do my job, we’ll have a good chance to win, and so far, so good.”

 

They entered the final round Feb. 7 only needing to be better than 6.5 seconds, and they did just that, stopping the clock at 6.1.

 

Brazile says the strategy was simple as they chased the average title.

“We just didn’t want to do anything that would cost us,” Brazile said. “A lot of the pressure was off because we had won a good amount of money in each round, but we both wanted to win that cool buckle, too.”

 

Smith concurred with his partner.

“You have to be aware of your surroundings and the scenario, and we knew exactly what we had to be,” he said. “We knew we could be safer with the barrier and our shot decision. Fort Worth is a tough setup, and you have to draw well and rope well to win there, and we did.”

Smith won in Fort Worth in 2006 with Clay Tryan, but Brazile had never captured an individual event title there (he won all-around titles in Fort Worth in 2010-11).

 

As the duo moves forward – the Fort Worth win helped to put them second in the Feb. 9 Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings – they have their eyes on big things.

 

“I hope we can keep this going and be right there for a chance at a world title, and it feels good now, but it’s a long season and you have to keep roping well,” Brazile said. “Rodeo is all about confidence, and it’s easy to lose it and hard to get it back, so a big win like this gives us confidence going forward.”

Smith is just as excited to get rolling in 2015.

 

“I’m looking forward to this season because Trevor has some great heading horses and he’s worked so hard at being a great header for a decade,” he said. “It seems like every year he gets better and is always one of the best headers in the world. Winning as much as we did in Fort Worth is a shot in the arm; I’ve gone whole winters without winning that much. But at the same time, we have to be ready for every rodeo, and we just have to keep making good runs.”

Other winners at the $640,385 rodeo were all-around cowboy Brazile ($15,594, team roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Tyler Nelson (324 points on four head), steer wrestler Baylor Roche (12.6 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Joe Lufkin (239 points on three head), tie-down roper Sterling Smith (28.0 seconds on three head), bull rider Clayton Savage (167 points on two head) and barrel racer Sarah Rose McDonald (49.11 seconds on three runs).

 

DeMoss extends hot streak in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Playing the waiting game paid dividends for standout saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss at the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo.

DeMoss had an 84-point ride on Sutton Rodeos’ Snake Stomper on Jan. 31 and when the rodeo concluded Feb. 7, he was still on top and took home a $4,512 check from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

 

“It was really cool,” said DeMoss, a 10-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and five-time reserve world champion. “Thank God for the opportunity, and a good bucking horse.”

 

DeMoss had never been on Snake Stomper before his winning performance.

“I thought it was a pretty dang good ride and I figured for sure I was going to win something,” said DeMoss, 34. “We were in the first performance (Jan. 31) and I didn’t get to see any of those other guys ride, but I’m glad the judges remembered me.”

 

One thing for sure, DeMoss will have his 2015 winter run etched in his memory for a while.

 

The Heflin, La., cowboy collected a $6,548 check for capturing the average at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver Jan. 25. Then he won Rapid City, was third at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, winning $5,725, and won another $1,048 for snaring the title at the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo in Lake Charles, La. Like Rapid City, the Fort Worth and Lake Charles rodeos ended Feb. 7.

 

“This is a new light and feels pretty good,” DeMoss said about his recent success. “It definitely has boosted my spirits and I’m happy to be rodeoing. This is perfect (as a start to the season).”

 

Other winners at the $184,108 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett ($3,684, tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback riders Zachariah Phillips (82 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Pulp Fiction) and George Gillespie IV (82 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Lolly Pop), steer wrestler Jarrett (4.2 seconds), team ropers Charly Crawford and Shay Carroll (4.2 seconds), tie-down roper Boe Brown (8.5 seconds), barrel racer Carmel Wright (12.65 seconds) and bull rider Jacob O’Mara (86 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Tea Time).

 

Vold wins Wrangler Champions Challenge debut

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Jake Vold is still one of the hottest bareback riders in the business. The 27-year-old Canadian, who qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014, jump-started his 2015 season with a big win Feb. 4.

 

Vold had the winning ride in his debut at the Wrangler Champions Challenge, presented by Justin Boots, when he rode for 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s Black Feather at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

 

“This is my first rodeo of 2015, and to get a win right away feels awesome,” Vold said. “I sure enjoyed it. The guys here are the best of the best, and it really makes you want to show what you’ve got.”

 

It was Vold’s third trip on Black Feather; both horse and cowboy are from Alberta.

 

“All three times she’s been different,” Vold said. “I drew a good horse, and knew if I did my part, it could be good enough. She’s electric, and one you can definitely win on.”

 

Vold enjoyed a breakout season in 2014, and a successful WNFR debut in Las Vegas, as he finished fourth in the race for the average title, which enabled him to move from 11th to fourth in the final Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings.

 

“I had the attitude that I had nothing to lose and was just going to enjoy myself at my first NFR,” Vold said. “I drew good horses. I drew tough horses.”

 

He placed in eight of 10 rounds at the WNFR and won $74,988 at the Super Bowl of rodeo.

 

“I was really pleased to do so well. It felt awesome,” Vold said. “I didn’t pay much attention, but when it was all said and done, I thought, ‘Holy cow! This is amazing.’”

 

Vold was born in the historic rodeo town of Ponoka, Alberta, and lives in Airdrie, Alberta. His breakout season of 2014 resulted in earnings of $142,774 – a total he’d like to eclipse this year.

 

He got off to a good start in Rapid City by winning $5,440 – which will jump Vold from outside the top 50 in the world standings into 15th.

“I’ll try to enter the big (rodeos), and try to win at them,” Vold said. “I really want to get back to the NFR.”

 

Other winners at the $123,600 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile (second in tie-down roping and tied for fifth in the team roping heading for partner Patrick Smith, $4,800); steer wrestler Luke Branquinho (3.8 seconds); team ropers Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill (4.8 seconds); saddle bronc riders Chad Ferley (85 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Chuckulator) and Heith DeMoss (85 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Son Of Sadie); tie-down roper Monty Lewis (7.6 seconds); barrel racer Victoria Williams (12.21 seconds) and bull riders Brennon Eldred (84 points on C5 Rodeo’s Sid) and Dustin Bowen (84 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Spit Ball).

 

The winning team was Pro Rodeo Gear, which was led by tie-down roping champion Monty Lewis and barrel racing winner Victoria Williams. Pro Rodeo Gear – which had 26,388 points, well ahead of runner-up Texas LandMen, with 17,888 – also got second-place finishes from bareback rider Seth Hardwick and team ropers Doyle Hoskins and Kinney Harrell, plus fourth-place finishes from steer wrestler Tanner Brunner and saddle bronc rider Brady Nicholes.

 

  • With all the money that was up for grabs last week, there was a lot of movement at the top of the world standings. Six of the nine top spots changed hands, with only all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile, bull rider Parker Breding and steer roper Scott Snedecor keeping their lead from the previous week. Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill, the two-time defending world champion team ropers, used their win at the Rapid City Wrangler Champions Challenge to move back to the top of the world standings, while tie-down roper Monty Lewis shot to the lead in his event. Lewis’ $22,033 is the second-most money in an individual event so far this season, just behind saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss’ $23,244.

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Robert M. “Buddy” Groff, twice a reserve world champion tie-down roper and an inductee in the National Cowboy & Heritage Western Museum, died at his home in Hondo, Texas, Jan. 20 at the age of 89. Throughout his years in the rodeo industry, Groff earned many honors and awards, including winning the title of Reserve World Champion tie-down roper in both 1954 and 1956; he also finished among the top six in the world standings in 1953 and 1958. He was also inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Temple and the Oregon Rodeo Hall of Fame in St. Paul .

 

PRCA photographer Richard Edward “Rich” Ruef, of Lincoln, Calif., died Feb. 6 from an apparent heart attack at the age of 77. A PRCA member since 2004, Ruef (www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=3787) was a regular at some of the West Coast’s biggest rodeos, including California Rodeo Salinas, the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward (Calif.); the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo; his work was regularly featured in the ProRodeo Sports News and on www.prorodeo.com. Ruef also served as the official photographer for District 3 of the California High School Rodeo Association, and operated as an independent contractor for the Gold Country Media newspapers. Memorial arrangements are being handled under the direction of Lincoln (Calif.) Funeral Home.

 

Leo Brannan, the oldest living PRCA member, died Feb. 6 in Weatherford, Texas. He was 97. Brannan was a member of the Cowboy Turtles Association, Rodeo Cowboys’ Association and PRCA. He was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008, and served in the military during World War II.

 

Ed Kelly Sims, a PRCA Gold Card member, spur maker and rancher, passed away Jan. 21. He was 91. In 1973, he started the Ed Sims Spur Company in Uvalde and made spurs, bits and other tack items. He sold them the world over and Ed Sims spurs and bits were endorsed by many top professional cowboys.

 

The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Subcommittee of the Utah legislature is looking at a proposal to raise $23 million in private funding to build a minor league soccer facility and complete work on the Utah State Fairpark rodeo grounds in Salt Lake City. The 11-day annual state fair, while it makes money, is not profitable enough to support the annual operations of the facility, which struggles with a host of needed repairs.

 

The San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo (Feb. 13-15, 25-27) brings an estimated $2.4 million to the community during its two-week run, according to research by the local chamber of commerce.

 

The Jan. 3 arson fire at the Majestic Valley Arena near Kalispell, Mont. – home of the PRCA-sanctioned Rocky Mountain Classic Rodeo – has prompted arena owners to offer a $10,000 reward. That offer is in addition to the Crimestoppers reward available for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fire that damaged part of the arena. The fire was started in the office and lobby area of the arena, causing “a very significant amount of damage to the building,” according to a news release from Crimestoppers … More than 300 soldiers from nearby Fort Hood attended the 119th Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo Feb. 2. “Every year, we declare one day as Military Appreciation Day,” said Clayton Melton, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo director and a retired U.S. Army brigadier general. “We worked with the Joint Readiness Base here and with Fort Hood to open this up to as many personnel as possible.”

 

Prescott Frontier Days, aka the World’s Oldest Rodeo®, was recently named “the one event not to miss in Arizona” by Yahoo! Travel. Board members, rodeo staff and more than 800 volunteers have already begun planning for this “not to miss event,” which will take place for the 128th time from Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 5, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are available now at www.worldsoldestrodeo.com.

 

By the time the 2015 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo kicks off on June 29, the Prescott Rodeo Grounds should have a new observation deck for its sponsors that will extend along a portion of the north side of the rodeo’s Mackin Building. Prescott Frontier Days General Manager J.C. Trujillo said work got started this past week on the $50,000 project.

 

Former University of Arizona baseball coach Jerry Kindall was announced as the Grand Marshal for the 90th Tucson (Ariz.) Rodeo Parade. Kindall was the first person ever to win a College World Series as a player and a coach. He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. He played nine years in the Major Leagues with the Cubs, Indians and Twins.

 

 

2015 World Standings Leaders

AA: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $34,858
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $14,833
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $16,392
TR-1: Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $17,632
TR-2: Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $17,632
SB: Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. $23,244
TD: Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas $22,033
BR: Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. $18,660
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $10,989

 

2015 WINDHAM WEAPONRY HIGH PERFORMANCE

PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial through Feb. 9, 2015

 

All-around
1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $34,858
2 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 13,849
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 11,124
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $14,833
2 Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 13,591
3 Luke Creasy, Lubbock, Texas 12,274
4 Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas 11,561
5 David Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 10,969
6 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 10,569
7 Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho 10,374
8 Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo. 9,928
9 George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont. 8,165
10 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 7,706
11 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 7,397
12 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Sask. 6,634
13 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 6,312
14 Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 5,838
15 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 5,440
16 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 5,392
17 Zachariah Phillips, Casper, Wyo. 4,932
18 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 4,005
19 R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore. 3,894
20 Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 3,659
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $16,392
2 Adam Strahan, McKinney, Texas 14,708
3 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 14,663
4 Matthew Mousseau, Hensall, Ontario 12,216
5 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 12,116
6 Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 11,139
7 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 10,017
8 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 9,333
9 Austin Courmier, Oakwood, Texas 8,627
10 Darrell Petry, Cheek, Texas 7,348
11 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 6,752
12 Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 6,579
13 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 6,434
14 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 6,102
15 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 5,946
16 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 5,773
17 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 5,440
18 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 4,850
19 Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 4,703
20 Chancey Larson, Manhattan, Kan. 4,600
Team Roping (header)
1 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $17,632
2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 16,619
3 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 16,440
4 Doyle Hoskins, Chualar, Calif. 13,618
5 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 12,510
6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 12,076
7 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 10,761
8 Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 8,758
9 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 8,397
10 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 7,614
11 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 7,613
12 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 7,572
13 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 7,561
14 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 7,552
15 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 6,791
16 Bubba Buckaloo, Caddo, Okla. 6,631
17 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 5,738
18 Travis Bounds, Grand Junction, Colo. 5,701
19 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 5,606
20 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 5,562
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $17,632
2 Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas 16,619
3 Billie Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 15,340
4 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 12,510
5 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 12,076
6 Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo. 10,761
7 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 8,874
8 Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga. 8,758
9 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 8,672
10 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 8,397
11 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 7,968
12 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 7,614
13 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 7,572
14 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 7,561
15 Joe Roderick, Loma, Colo. 5,701
16 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 5,606
17 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 5,562
18 Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif. 5,404
19 Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas 5,325
20 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 5,161
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. $23,244
2 Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla. 16,237
3 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 13,468
4 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 12,640
5 Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 11,563
6 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 8,964
7 Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 8,130
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 7,303
9 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 7,062
10 Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah 7,057
11 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 6,948
12 Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah 6,883
13 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 6,143
14 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 6,104
15 Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 6,025
16 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 6,013
17 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 5,682
18 Ty Thompson, Wanblee, S.D. 5,580
19 Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 4,813
20 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 4,687
Tie-down Roping
1 Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas $22,033
2 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 17,494
3 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 15,168
4 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 12,454
5 Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 11,873
6 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 10,287
7 Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas 9,820
8 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 9,249
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 8,468
10 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 8,178
11 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 8,002
12 Clint Nyegaard, Victoria, Texas 6,843
13 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 6,644
14 Michael Perry, Bandera, Texas 6,462
15 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 6,395
16 Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas 6,190
17 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 6,104
18 Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 6,040
19 Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 6,018
20 Blake Deckard, Wagoner, Okla. 5,857
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $10,989
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 9,194
3 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 7,952
4 Jason Evans, Huntsville, Texas 7,301
5 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 6,805
6 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 4,764
7 Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 3,920
8 Roger Branch, Perkins, Okla. 3,888
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 3,846
10 Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. 3,356
11 Randy Wells, Cisco, Texas 3,257
12 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 2,912
13 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 2,363
14 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 2,112
15 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 2,049
16 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 1,974
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 1,974
18 Joe O’Rourke, Pawhuska, Okla. 1,921
19 Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas 1,678
20 J.B. Whatley, Gardendale, Texas 1,649
Bull Riding
1 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. $18,660
2 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 16,975
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 15,755
4 Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo. 13,349
5 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 12,690
6 Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas 11,741
7 Casey Huckabee, Grand Saline, Texas 10,086
8 Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 10,084
9 Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 10,064
10 John Jacobs, Little Eagle, S.D. 9,802
11 Dylan Vick, Escalon, Calif. 9,758
12 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 9,694
13 Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 8,609
14 Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas 8,415
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 8,008
16 Caleb Sanderson, Kissimmee, Fla. 7,953
17 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 7,878
18 Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 7,799
19 Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La. 7,568
20 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,480

 

*2015 Barrel Racing (through Feb. 9, 2015) 

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 Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga. $21,173
2 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 17,230
3 Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas 16,900
4 Victoria Williams, Kiln, Miss. 15,682
5 Megan Johnson, Deming, N.M. 15,014
6 Layna Kight, Ocala, Fla. 14,748
7 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 14,287
9 Callie Duperier, Boerne, Texas 13,671
8 Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas 13,282
10 Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas 11,629
11 Kali Parker, Fort Wendell, Texas 10,182
12 Chloe Hoovestal, Helena, Texas 9,512
13 Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas 9,312
14 Megan Swint, Lithia, Texas 9,283
15 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, Texas 8,827
16 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Texas 8,126
17 Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas 8,109
18 Andrea Cline, Springtown, Texas 7,373
19 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 6,413
20 Shelly Anzick, Livingston, Texas 6,379

 

 

2015 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Feb. 9, 2015

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $8,586
2 Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 7,693
3 Ricky Aguiar, Stephenville, Texas 7,361
4 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 5,679
5 Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas 5,642
6 Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 5,604
7 Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas 5,530
8 Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas 4,537
9 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 4,460
10 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 4,174
11 Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo. 3,995
12 Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb. 3,666
Riley Blankenship, Killdeer, N.D. 3,666
14 Kevin Hunter, Spearfish, S.D. 3,515
15 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 3,371
16 Dylan Vick, Escalon, Calif. 3,186
17 Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore. 2,782
18 Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho 2,697
19 Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn. 2,679
20 Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho 2,607

 

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