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☛ ERA Series at Days Of ’47 Rodeo 7-28-16

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

 

ERA SERIES QUALIFIERS GO UP AGAINST ELITE ERA ATHLETES DURING SALE LAKE CITY RODEO

 

Press release from ERA
July 28, 2016

 

Bull rider, Guthrie Murray, was the only ERA Qualifier to take home a win against ERA Tour Athletes in Salt Lake City at the Elite Rodeo Athletes Premier Tour – Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo July 23rd. Andrea Kraus Photo

The grand finale of Elite Rodeo Athletes Premier Tour (Stop #10) – Days of ‘47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo in Salt Lake City took place Saturday night, July 23, with a unique format that gave top seeded series qualifiers an opportunity to compete against the best rodeo athletes in the world. Each of the eight qualifiers advanced out of the qualifying series rounds that took place earlier this week in Vivint Smart Home Arena.

 

Out of eight, one qualifier, Guthrie Murray, a bull rider from Miami, Okla., upset the competition by going 86 points on War Party (Diamond G Rodeos) to claim the win in front of an elated crowd. Cody Campbell managed to hold onto his ERA World Championship Standings lead, but Neil Holmes zoomed up the standings last night following just 25 points behind Campbell.

 

Tyler Pearson (Independence, La.) won the steer wrestling with a 3.66 on his steer and was able to inch closer to standings leader Stockton Graves in the points race, now just 63.5 points behind Graves.

 

Three-Time World Champion Team Ropers, Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill claimed a second win in  Salt Lake City last night with another three-second run. Stopping the clock at 3.72, they were just ahead of Chad Masters and Travis Graves’ 3.88 that earned them a second place finish. Derrick Begay and Seven-Time World Champion, Clay O’Brien Cooper still have a commanding lead in the Championship Race to Dallas, bolstered by their third place finish with a time of 4.08 seconds.

 

Fresh off his Calgary Stampede win, Saddle Bronc Rider, Zeke Thurston, (Big Valley, Alberta) claimed another big victory by executing a winning ride on Kool Toddy (Big Bend Rodeo) that scored 87.5 points. The Canadian cowboy moved up in the standings last night, but Isaac Diaz (tour stop 9 winner) still has the lead placing third last night with an 82-point ride.

 

Ten-year-old barrel racing phenom, Chayni Chamberlain, (Stephenville, Texas) had the crowd roaring on Saturday night with her win. Riding her horse “Flo Jo” (Dat Flowing Bunny), they stopped the clock with a 13.50 second run. Chamberlain, the youngest athlete on the tour, has proven she is a force to be reckoned with and is currently sitting second in the standings behind Lisa Lockhart.

 

Three-time World Champion, Tuf Cooper, (Decatur, Texas) turned in a quick 6.84 second run to claim first in the tie-down roping. Close behind him were family members Trevor Brazile (7.10) and Clif Cooper (7.74) taking second and third respectively. Cooper has now earned four tour-stop wins and sits behind Shane Hanchey (tour stop #9 winner), who leads the Championship Race to Dallas in the Tie-Down Roping.

 

ERA Bareback Rider Steven Peebles is King of the Comeback. Just two months after winning a world title in December (an amazing feat after his near death experience last July), Peebles found himself in a hospital bed once again with a potential career-ending injury. Peebles broke his back during a vehicle accident on Feb. 13 and has been working diligently to return to the sport he loves. Last week he claimed the bareback championship at Calgary Stampede and last night he won tour stop #10 with an 87-point ride on Something Cool (Big Bend Rodeo).

 

Peebles described what the recent big wins mean to him by saying, “It’s been a very long six months waiting eagerly to be able to get back on. That is the longest I’ve ever had to sit out at one time in my whole career, and I was so excited to be able to get back on for the first time, especially for the $100,000 (won at Calgary). I wanted to win it very bad. I was extremely happy and what a relief it was after no rodeo income in 6 months. Then to come to my first ERA rodeo, I knew I had a lot of climbing to do in the standings and to be able to win that as well – I was so excited and I am feeling really blessed. It was exactly what I needed and a great start for my climb to the top!”

 

ERA back numbers this weekend featured a blue stripe in a show of appreciation for America’s police officers who risk their lives to protect and preserve our freedoms every day. ERA athletes wanted to show that they “Back the Blue.”

 

Earlier this year, The Days of ’47 Rodeo, which is Utah’s oldest rodeo and one of the premier rodeos in the nation, made a bold move to provide their fans a new high-stakes, high-entertainment competition through a new partnership with Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA).

 

The Days of ‘47 event will air on FS2, Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. EST. The athletes have six weeks off before they head to tour stop #11 in Sheridan, Wyo. for the Cowboy State Elite Rodeo, Sept. 3. Tickets to the Wyoming event can be purchased now at www.sheridanwyorodeo.com/era and start at $24.

 

Over $200,000 in prize money was up for grabs in the Days Of ’47 event in Salt Lake City, with 100 percent of the $300 entry fees going directly to prize money in the qualifier rounds.

 

The overall fastest time/high score in each discipline competed in the ERA Premier Tour held Saturday night, July 23, 2016, for their share of $100,000.

 

Payoff for each discipline in each performance: 1st-3,523, 2nd-2,642

3rd-1,761, 4th- 880

 

Each Nightly Performance Winner (total of 3 contestants in each discipline) advanced directly to one of the semi-finals Qualifying Rounds in Mesquite, Texas.

For more information on the Mesquite Qualifying Series click here

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 ABOUT THE DAYS OF ‘47 RODEO It’s a must-see event, and is the state’s oldest rodeo.

ABOUT ELITE RODEO ATHLETES (ERA) The Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) is a “League of Champions” where only the world’s best rodeo athletes and livestock compete at every tour stop for a share of the $4.6 million total season purse. The ERA was created by the sport’s premier rodeo stars with rodeo fans in mind.  The ERA consists of two tours: the Premier Tour, featuring 87 of the sport’s top athletes, representing 135 world championships, and the Qualifying Tour, offering up-and-coming rodeo talent an opportunity to qualify for the ERA Premier Tour and ultimately the ERA World Championships. ERA events are televised nationally on FOX Sports 2 (FS2).

 

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☛ Best of Best Rodeo to premier on RFD-TV tonight 7-27-16

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

BEST OF BEST TO PREMIER ON RFD TV TONIGHT

(NASHVILLE — July 25, 2016) More than 130 young cowboys and cowgirls descended on Red Rock Park in Gallup, New Mexico on Saturday, June 26th to determine who would be crowned the best in the inaugural “Best of the Best Timed Event Rodeo.” When the dust settled, there was a champion crowned in each of the six timed events, including barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, tie-down roping, and team roping. In addition, family events were included such as a parent/kid team roping and ribbon race.

 

The competition featured some of the best youth rodeo competitors in the nation who traveled to Gallup to compete in this action-packed timed event showdown.The “Best of the Best Timed Event” was created by the City of Gallup and produced in conjunction with Walt Eddy, with the aim to give back to the youth rodeo community and promote Gallup.

 

“The Best of the Best was designed to keep rodeo, especially for younger contestants, in the forefront of the many activities Gallup offers to its residents and visitors,” Eddy said. “While most New Mexico cities have one or at the most, two annual rodeos, Gallup this year will host seven in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, peak tourist time. And these are all major celebrations of the traditional Western lifestyle based in our small town.”

 

Now in its third year, the event has grown from 70 entrants for year one, 142 last year, and 291 entrants from 11 states in 2016. Payouts for the 2016 event increased as well, with more than $14,000 in added prizes for riders and ropers from the 6th to 12th grades. Winners included Garrett Chick from Texas in team roping with a $6,710 purse and Maddy Deerman from New Mexico in breakaway and team roping with $5,845.Tune in to the 30-minute special, July 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET, exclusively on RFD-TV. Watch the best youth rodeo competitors from around the country settle it in the arena, including highlights, special interviews, and feature stories about the historic City of Gallup. An encore will also air on July 28th at 12:30 a.m. ET.

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 7-27-16

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
July 27, 2016

 

Ratliff wins prestigious Salinas Buckle

SALINAS, Calif. – Winn Ratliff endured some tense moments before he was presented his buckle as the bareback riding champion of the historic California Rodeo Salinas, which has been around since 1911.

Ratliff was third man out in the short go July 24 and grabbed the lead in the average race with 161.5 points on two head. He had placed seventh in the long go, but vaulted to the top of the aggregate with his ride for 82 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Big Star.

“It was a nail-biter,” Ratliff said. “I was sitting by the bucking chutes after my ride, and people were telling me I might win, and I might not win. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, because the other guys had good matchups, too.”

His score held up for the win, and that was a big thrill for the 27-year-old cowboy from Leesville, La.

“I couldn’t believe that I actually won Salinas,” he said. “I was pretty tickled. It’s really neat with all the history behind it. You hear stories about this rodeo – it’s like Cheyenne (Wyo.), a big outdoor rodeo. Salinas is one of the rodeos that every cowboy wants to check off his bucket list. The buckle is pretty prestigious … it’s beautiful.”

He’d seen Big Star before, and watched Tim O’Connell win a round in Fort Worth, Texas, on the horse earlier this year.

“I knew I had a really good horse to ride, but I wasn’t sure it was enough to win the short go with all the great horsepower they had here,” Ratliff said. “My horse performed, and I performed, and snuck out a win.”

He spoke by phone just before going through airport security July 24, on his way to ride Monday night at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo.

Ratliff is a three-time qualifier (2012, 2014-15) for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, and is well on his way to reaching the Finals again this December in Las Vegas. He won $6,073 in Salinas, and is seventh in the July 25 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

Still, he wanted to win a big rodeo.

“I was telling my mom the other day that I needed a big win,” he said. “I’m healthy and I’m riding really good. I’d been placing really good, but I hadn’t won since Molalla (Ore.) on July 4. I’m having a good year, but to win Salinas is really good for a guy’s confidence. It’s really neat to get this win under my belt.”

Ratliff’s best finish was seventh in the world standings in 2014; he was ninth in 2012 and 15th last year.

“I try to be persistent, and also be consistent,” he said.

It was his first time to win Salinas, and one he’ll always remember.

“The last couple of years I’ve had to turn out at Salinas because I made the short round in Nampa (Idaho) the same weekend and had to make a choice,” he said. “This year it worked out so I could work both of them. Last year I ended up winning Nampa, and it worked out the opposite way this year.”

After competing in Spanish Fork, Ratliff will fly home to Louisiana to see family – including grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins, and, of course, his wife, Brittany and their daughter, Maryclaire, who turned 1 on May 18.

He’ll attend the annual church revival camp meeting in Oak Grove, La.

“It’s been a tradition with the church since it was built over 100 years ago, and our family pitches in and helps host people who come from churches in other states,” he said. “I try to make it a priority to go, but didn’t get to go last year.”

This year, he can proudly show everyone his Salinas buckle.

Other winners at the $375,345 rodeo were all-around cowboy Josh Peek ($6,347 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), steer wrestler Cody Kroul (20.1 seconds on three head), team ropers Erich Rogers and Cory Petska (47.4 seconds on five head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright (170 points on two head), tie-down roper Cooper Martin (30.0 seconds on three head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (64.82 seconds on four head) and bull rider Scottie Knapp (167.5 points on two head).

 

Aus captures Snake River Stampede title

NAMPA, Idaho – Tanner Aus keeps proving that his inaugural appearance at the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER was no fluke.

The Granite Falls, Minn., cowboy has been better than ever this season – and showed he was in top form at the Snake River Stampede.

Aus had 175 points in the two-head average to take home the title at the Idaho Center. That total broke the arena record of 174 shared by Kaycee Feild (2009) and Steven Dent (2013).

“This is the first time I’ve ever been to the short round here (at the Snake River Stampede), and I think I’ve been here six times,” Aus said. “This is an amazing rodeo, and to come out here and draw good and capitalize feels good.”

Aus clinched the crown with his 88.5-point ride on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Jason’s Pride.

“That was the first time I’ve been on him, but I knew he was good,” said Aus, 26. “He’s a little bit smaller in stature, but he has a big heart and tries really hard. He was just really electric and really quick. The first couple of jumps I tracked him and he had one big rear, and then he got really good and just kept getting better.”

Aus put himself in position for a victory with his 86.5-point ride in the first round, which allowed him to collect a $3,803 check. By the time Aus left Nampa, he had $10,414 in earnings.

That total helped Aus move up two spots to second in the July 25 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“I take it one horse at a time; that’s how it’s always been,” he said. “Basically, I just want to stay consistent and stay healthy.”

A year ago, Aus finished sixth in the world standings with $169,417 – $83,756 of which he won at the Wrangler NFR, thanks to placing in three rounds, including a split of the Round 10 win.

“Making the Finals allowed me to carry a little bit of momentum into this year, and it definitely helped with my confidence,” Aus said. “That’s was a lifelong goal of mine to qualify for the Finals, and once I made it, that allowed me to make plans for the future and see what I wanted to accomplish from there.”

Other winners at the $398,030 rodeo were all-around cowboy Russell Cardoza ($3,151 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Riley Duvall (12.3 seconds on three head), team ropers Blaine Vick and Jim Ross Cooper (16.5 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Tyrell Smith (166.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Westyn Hughes (24.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Carley Richardson (31.89 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Tyler Smith (173.5 points on two head).

  • There were a lot of quality rides and runs this past weekend, as cowboys broke into the list of top 10 times or scores of the 2016 regular season in all six standard PRCA events. The highlights included bareback rider Joel Schlegel’s 89-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket in Eagle, Colo., which ties him for the eighth-best score of the 2016 season. Sterling Crawley’s 89-point saddle bronc ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force in Spanish Fork, Utah, ties him for sixth. Sage Kimzey’s 90.5-point bull ride on Smith, Harper and Morgan’s Jailhouse Socks in Ogden, Utah, is the ninth-highest score. Three tie-down ropers also worked their way into the top 10 times of the season in Nampa: Tyson Durfey with a 6.8-second run, is second-fastest of the season so far, and Tyler Prcin and Timber Moore with 7.0-second runs, are tied for seventh.
  • Mary Ann Brown and Kenny Brown accomplished something that’s rarely seen in rodeo. The wife-husband duo won the team roping at the Allegany County Fair Pro Rodeo in Cumberland, Md., July 22. The couple from Keedysville, Md., also placed second at the Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., July 9.
  • Reigning World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Jacobs Crawley became the first PRCA cowboy to reach six digits in earnings for the 2016 season over the weekend. Crawley now has $100,974 this season, which is $3,455 more than bareback riding leader Tim O’Connell.

 Taypotat suffers season-ending injury

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the midst of his career-best PRCA season, bareback rider Ty Taypotat had things come to a screeching halt July 21 while competing at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo.

Taypotat scored an 84-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Short Night, but during the ride he tore the bicep in his left (riding) arm.

“I was feeling good during the ride, and then in the last two jumps before the whistle, I felt my bicep rip off the bone on my arm,” said Taypotat, 24. “I was able to bear down for the last two jumps, and I got off any way I could. I instantly knew my arm was messed up. I knew I ripped it bad.”

Taypotat had surgery July 22 at Mountain West Surgical Center in Bountiful, Utah, to repair his bicep. He said he will be sidelined two-and-a-half months with the injury while his arm is in a cast.

“I can’t do anything for 10 weeks; otherwise I have a chance of my bicep ripping off again,” Taypotat said. “It broke my damn heart when I heard that news. I was a having a very good year, and now I’ll be out and I’m going to get knocked out of the top 15. It happens, but it sucks that it happened now. It’s just bad luck, I guess.”

The Canadian cowboy is 12th in the July 25 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $43,227. Taypotat, who joined the PRCA in 2012, placed a career-best 27th last season with $40,646.

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The Wrangler Network will stream live coverage of the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo July 29-31, starting at 12:15 p.m. (MT) all three days. Log on to www.wranglernetwork.com to watch. ProRodeo Live will also have coverage of the Cheyenne Frontier Days during the last two perfs, July 30-31, on www.prorodeolive.com.

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, have signed a memorandum of understanding to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Saskatoon from 2017-19. “Saskatoon is an excellent host destination for the Canadian Finals Rodeo, starting in 2017,” said Todd Brandt, President and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon. “Many new accommodations, a dynamic foodie scene, a huge volunteer base and being Canada’s youngest city demographically will bring a vitality to this national championship, and grow the market in Canada.” The CFR will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, for the last time this November, which will end a run of 43 consecutive years.

Las Vegas Events is launching the Wrangler NFR National Anthem Contest Aug. 1. This year, there will be two categories to enter: youth and open. The entry form can be found at www.NFRSocialArena.com. Entries must be submitted by Aug. 26.

The St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo inducted five people into its Hall of Fame earlier this month. Bill and Cindy Smith, Tex Irwin, Norm Berhorst and Lottie Smith all went into the Hall, which opened in 1998. Bill Smith comes from a long line of St. Paul Rodeo volunteers. His grandfather William was the first president, his parents were both directors and Bill became a director in 1996. Bill jokes that helping him with the St. Paul Rodeo was in the prenuptial agreement of his marriage to Cindy. The Smiths took over marketing of the rodeo in 1996, and have grown the sponsorship base to more than $200,000 annually. Irwin, a bull rider, was inducted in the riding event category. He didn’t miss a St. Paul Rodeo between 1950-70, and traveled with World Champion Larry Mahan for a time. Berhorst has been a member of the St. Paul Rodeo Association for 60 years, working the out gate and the unsaddling chute for many of those six decades. Lottie Smith has worked with her husband, Mark Smith, on the ticket and gate committees, as well as the Trail Ride breakfast and member social parties. She was instrumental in getting the Wild West Art Show started in 1995, and in starting the first website for the rodeo three years later.

Non-profit group National Day of the Cowboy honored six individuals with its Cowboy Keeper Award. The award, which is given to those who preserve and promote the cowboy culture, was bestowed to Donnalyn Quintana, Cotton and Karin Rosser, John Prather, Joseph “Jo” Mora and Glenn Ohrlin, as well as the Chisholm (Okla.) Trail Heritage Center. Quintana established her non-profit organization, “Western Wishes,” in 1994, out of a desire to make a difference in a child’s life by “celebrating the determination and courage of those facing adversity who love the Western way of life.” The Rossers have made numerous contributions to rodeo since they were married in 1978. The couple has run Flying U Rodeo for decades, ensuring quality stock and entertainment at all events the company has produced. More information on all of the past and present recipients of the award is available at www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com/wordpress/?page_id=83.

PRCA Gold Card member and artist Bill Stevens was inducted into the Texas Heroes Hall of Honor in Bandera, Texas, July 22. Stevens, a former PRCA bull rider, was also honored during the dedication of his latest mural depicting a cattle drive, which was installed at the Bandera Fire Station.

Beau Clark, a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, was named the new rodeo coach at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo. Clark, who was an assistant coach at Montana State prior to being hired to lead the Golden Eagles, finished third in the steer wrestling average at the 2012 NFR.

Former PRCA tie-down roper Ted Millgard was honored by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association during the College National Finals Rodeo for his 40-plus years of contributing to college rodeo.

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

 

AA: Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $71,956
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $97,519
SW: Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $61,199
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $71,142
TR-2: Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. $67,797
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $100,974
TD: Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. $74,451
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $95,225
SR: J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas   $49,757

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

     Unofficial through July 25, 2016

 

All-around

1

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

$71,956

2

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

71,521

3

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

66,831

4

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

64,779

5

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

60,645

6

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

58,645

7

Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.

54,632

8

Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore.

51,842

9

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

51,037

10

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

47,198

11

Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.

41,845

12

Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta

36,915

13

Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.

35,522

14

Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta

32,698

15

Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.

32,317

16

Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.

28,958

17

Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas

26,737

18

Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.

23,113

19

Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.

22,366

20

Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas

21,781

Bareback Riding

1

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa

$97,519

2

Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.

86,070

3

Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah

83,630

4

Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

76,823

5

R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.

68,579

6

Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas

68,164

7

Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.

66,279

8

Evan Jayne, Marseille, France

57,124

9

Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.

52,929

10

Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta

52,623

11

Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

50,631

12

Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan

43,227

13

Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif.

38,785

14

Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas

38,168

15

Anthony Thomas, Kimberly, Australia

35,021

16

J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.

33,928

17

Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.

33,669

18

Colin Adams, Deloraine, Manitoba

32,726

19

Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

32,145

20

Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah

31,370

Steer Wrestling

1

Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.

$61,199

2

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.

60,179

3

Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas

53,927

4

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

52,321

5

Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.

50,847

6

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

49,285

7

Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.

41,452

8

Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.

40,663

9

Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.

39,768

10

Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.

36,953

11

Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.

36,893

12

Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

36,171

13

Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah

35,065

14

Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.

34,636

15

Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.

33,283

16

Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.

31,782

17

Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho

31,645

18

Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii

28,654

19

Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.

27,848

20

Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D.

27,545

Team Roping (header)

1

Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas

$71,142

2

Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.

64,477

3

Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta

63,115

4

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

57,697

5

Zac Small, Welch, Okla.

56,758

6

Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

56,041

7

Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.

55,584

8

Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas

55,091

9

Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.

46,377

10

Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.

41,908

11

Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.

39,045

12

Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif.

38,094

13

Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.

37,497

14

Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.

36,722

15

Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta

35,759

16

Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas

35,488

17

Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.

35,467

18

Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.

34,710

19

Adam Rose, Willard, Mo.

34,615

20

John Alley, Adams, Tenn.

31,877

Team Roping (heeler)

1

Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.

$67,797

2

Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.

65,766

3

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

57,764

4

Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas

56,103

5

Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas

55,584

6

Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

54,533

7

Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore.

47,650

8

Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah

46,347

9

Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.

40,873

10

Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.

39,294

11

Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas

38,962

12

Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.

38,697

13

Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

38,153

14

Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

37,325

15

Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.

36,994

16

Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.

36,507

17

Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas

35,058

18

Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas

34,985

19

Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.

31,877

20

Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas

30,632

Saddle Bronc Riding

1

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas

$100,974

2

Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah

98,359

3

CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah

82,069

4

Jake Wright, Milford, Utah

61,533

5

Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah

61,225

6

Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.

52,354

7

Jake Watson, Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia

50,781

8

Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.

49,557

9

Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta

46,588

10

Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta

45,883

11

Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.

42,397

12

Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta

41,730

13

Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.

37,959

14

Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas

37,185

15

Cody Wright, Milford, Utah

36,012

16

Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.

35,037

17

Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

34,567

18

Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

34,450

19

Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta

32,944

20

Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont.

32,258

Tie-down Roping

1

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.

$74,451

2

Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas

69,075

3

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas

68,271

4

Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.

56,868

5

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

56,134

6

Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.

53,040

7

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

50,684

8

Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.

48,907

9

Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas

45,543

10

Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas

44,211

11

Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho

38,892

12

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

36,276

13

Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas

35,807

14

Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala.

35,688

15

Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas

35,371

16

Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas

34,934

17

Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas

34,414

18

Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas

33,066

19

Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas

32,341

20

Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.

32,321

Steer Roping

1

J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas

$49,757

2

Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.

48,320

3

Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.

36,880

4

Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas

34,783

5

Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas

34,103

6

Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas

33,929

7

Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas

32,216

8

Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.

30,199

9

Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.

29,188

10

Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.

26,527

11

Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.

25,983

12

Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas

25,863

13

Shay Good, Midland, Texas

25,339

14

J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.

22,295

15

Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas

19,764

16

Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas

19,396

17

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

19,302

18

Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas

14,794

19

Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas

14,278

20

Thomas Smith, Barnsdall, Okla.

13,621

Bull Riding

1

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

$95,225

2

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

76,690

3

Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah

68,508

4

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

62,687

5

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

60,949

6

Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.

60,126

7

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

59,864

8

Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.

57,555

9

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

56,373

10

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

53,150

11

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

50,367

12

Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas

48,013

13

Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.

47,943

14

Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho

46,650

15

Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas

46,355

16

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

45,107

17

Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho

42,627

18

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

42,214

19

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

40,878

20

Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho

39,527

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (July 25, 2016)

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

 

1

Mary Burger, Paul’s Valley, Okla.

$175,416

2

Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas

91,003

3

Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.

89,921

4

Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas

84,751

5

Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas

77,302

6

Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.

76,422

7

Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah

73,948

8

Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga.

67,335

9

Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas

65,680

10

Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas

64,060

11

Cayla Melby, Burneyville, Okla.

57,561

12

Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas

56,810

13

Sherry Cervi,  Marana, Ariz.

49,453

14

Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo.

48,941

15

Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash.

48,918

16

Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas

44,571

17

Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas

41,082

18

Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas

40,725

19

Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif.

37,430

20

Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas

37,218

 

2016 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through July 25, 2016

 

Bareback Riding

1

Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.

$30,047

2

Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

29,555

3

R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.

28,424

4

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa

28,239

5

Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah

24,735

6

Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas

20,614

7

Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.

19,917

8

Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan

16,004

9

Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

15,657

10

Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah

12,250

11

Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.

11,886

12

Evan Jayne, Marseille, France

11,787

13

Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas

11,707

14

Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta

10,917

15

Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.

10,794

16

Joel Schlegel, Burns, Colo.

10,540

17

Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.

8,713

18

Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta

8,693

16

Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas

8,404

20

Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas

7,616

Steer Wrestling

1

Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.

$32,155

2

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

32,074

3

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

22,320

4

Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

21,421

5

Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah

20,023

6

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.

19,508

7

Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.

17,323

8

Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.

16,676

9

Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.

15,424

10

Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho

14,705

11

Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark.

14,282

12

Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.

13,731

13

Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.

13,474

14

Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii

13,258

15

Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas

13,211

16

Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.

11,657

17

Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.

11,188

18

Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas

9,749

19

Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.

9,735

20

Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho

9,560

Team Roping-Header

1

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

$27,771

2

Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

25,571

3

Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.

24,056

4

Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas

23,660

5

Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.

19,554

6

Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta

18,459

7

Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta

17,998

8

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

16,816

9

Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas

15,393

10

Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.

14,578

11

Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif.

14,122

12

Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.

13,914

13

Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.

13,667

14

Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas

13,207

15

Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.

12,727

16

Ryan Reed, Wittmann, Ariz.

12,721

17

Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas

12,570

18

Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.

12,156

19

Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.

12,062

20

Zac Small, Welch, Okla.

11,968

Team Roping-Heeler

1

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

$27,771

2

Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.

26,083

3

Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

25,571

4

Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas

24,056

5

Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

19,554

6

Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

18,459

7

John Philipp, Washington, Texas

15,393

8

Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas

15,391

9

Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas

14,578

10

Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.

14,122

11

Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.

13,914

12

Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas

13,754

13

Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas

13,528

14

Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.

12,727

15

Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas

12,156

16

Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz.

11,797

17

Dalton Pearce, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

11,592

18

J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa

11,405

19

Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas

11,398

20

Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif.

11,186

Saddle Bronc Riding

1

Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah

$39,100

2

Jake Watson, Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia

27,394

3

Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.

22,004

4

Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah

19,831

5

Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.

19,601

6

Jake Wright, Milford, Utah

18,713

7

Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta

17,176

8

Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.

12,297

9

Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas

12,193

10

Cody Wright, Milford, Utah

11,876

11

Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta

11,693

12

Joaquin Real, Santa Paula, Calif.

10,918

13

Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

10,804

14

CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah

10,744

15

Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta

10,589

16

Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah

10,464

17

Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.

10,074

18

Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.

9,468

19

Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

9,076

20

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas

8,405

Tie-down Roping

1

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.

$46,954

2

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas

25,448

3

Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas

23,279

4

Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas

21,168

5

Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas

20,773

6

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

17,827

7

Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho

16,504

8

Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas

16,017

9

Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.

15,888

10

Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.

15,885

11

Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.

15,286

12

Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas

15,263

13

Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas

14,846

14

Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas

14,622

15

Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.

14,160

16

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

13,779

17

Justin Brinkerhoff, Corinne, Utah

13,710

18

Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.

12,390

19

Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas

11,684

20

Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas

11,354

Bull Riding

1

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

$38,284

2

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

16,569

3

Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah

16,437

4

Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.

15,641

5

Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas

15,369

6

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

15,104

7

Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.

14,566

8

Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas

14,429

9

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

12,336

10

Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas

11,333

11

Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho

11,024

12

Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah

10,923

13

Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho

10,544

14

Bryce Barrios, Bluff Dale, Texas

10,239

15

Caleb Robinson, Coolidge, Texas

10,049

16

Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.

9,529

17

Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.

9,256

18

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

9,181

19

Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas

9,110

20

Jeston Mead, Ashland, Kan.

8,818

 

2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 25, 2016

 

1

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

$24,295

2

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

24,120

3

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

22,673

4

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

22,278

5

Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.

21,683

6

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

20,671

7

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

17,250

8

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

16,733

9

Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas

16,017

10

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

14,596

11

Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash.

11,627

12

Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

11,041

13

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.

10,503

14

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

10,501

15

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

10,227

16

John Young, Orient, Iowa

10,019

17

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

9,770

18

Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.

9,276

19

Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho

9,135

20

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

8,119

 

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☛ This Cowboy is Off Bass 7-23-16

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

THIS COWBOY IS OFF BASS

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 23 2016

This Cowboy Is Off Bass is the third book written by Pat Jacobs, a rancher and rodeo cowboy, as well as a cutter who was in the NCHA Top 10 in the nation on five different horses. In 2011, at the age of 75, he was inducted in the NCHA Members Hall of Fame.

 

Referring to his NCHA Members Hall of Fame induction, Pat said that he had worked most of his life toward earning such an honor. But he also had another goal in life: his music, which is Western Swing. And he also accomplished that goal by being inducted into three different halls of fame: The Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), the Northwest Western Swing Music Society of the Northwest (Mill Creek, Washington) and the Western Swing Society (Sacramento, California). He was also named a Hero of Western Music by the Cowtown Society of Western Music in North Central Texas, headquartered in Mineral Wells, Texas, for producing a historical album: The Oklahoma Swing Project.

 

He also produced two CDs with his music, including Legendary Western Swing with himself and the Over The Hill Gang, and the Oklahoma Swing Project, the very best of Swing by the Legends.

 

Even though Pat has accomplished all of those goals, he also enjoys telling the world about his experiences and his latest book, “This Cowboy Is Off Bass,” is filled with stories about his life on the road in the Western Swing World that are still going on today. In fact, as the book ends, Pat was leaving to go to Roscoe, Texas, with a great nine-piece Western swing band to be the opening act for Merle Haggard and the Strangers.

 

One astonishing fact is that Pat’s music career not only survived but blossomed, even though he admitted he could not read music – he played by ear.

 

“I just took the music sheet and I turned the page when everybody else did,” said Pat when he auditioned to be a member of a 12-piece horn band, the Blue Notes. But it wasn’t long before he got “busted” when the music director caught him playing with his music upside down. But they didn’t have another bass man to take his place so they let him keep his job.

 

In fact he thought he had done his job so well that when he got recruited to play for the television show, the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, La., he thought he had made the “big time.” The show had launched the careers of some of the greatest names in country music, including Elvis Presley. Pat said he thought he was being recruited to be the star, but soon found out that he was hired to “blend into the background and it was a dream gig that turned into a nightmare and only lasted two weeks.”

 

He tells stories about traveling across the Southwest with Lefty Frizzell, who arranged a trip to Juarez, Mexico for relaxation and recreation for the band. Since Pat was only in his 20s, he had ingested an oversupply of liquor and found himself in a house of ill repute with some senoritas, which landed him in the Juarez public jail. Being the youngest in the band, his escapades are hilarious, with the other band members continually playing tricks on him.

 

Realizing that musicians rarely make a good living, he returned to ranching and met his future wife Nellie at his cousin’s wedding. He told all his friends he was going to marry that girl but he suddenly realized the next morning that he had forgotten her name! It was later at another dance, when he realized the girl he was dancing with was the one he had said he was going to marry. This time he wasn’t about to let her go and even though he couldn’t remember her name, which was Ganell, he changed it to Nellie, which was much easier to remember. Two years later, they were married in June 1959. Pat was just shy of his 22nd birthday and Nellie was 18. But the kicker was that he had never bothered to tell Nellie he was a musician!

 

For 20 years, the bass remained in the closet and Pat ranched and rode cutting horses. But Pat said he understood how “drink calls out to an alcoholic” and he joined the “Over The Hill Gang” of musicians. But he was still riding cutting horses and one day he was contacted by Thomas McGuane, a famous writer and cutting horse enthusiast, for an interview about Chinks Bengie Baby, a mare he had great success showing. During the conversation, the subject of Western Swing came up and McGuane got him together with a friend of his who had a recording studio after which he got together with some of his friends and recorded an album.

 

The rest is history and Pat, along with Barry Corbin, Leon Rausch, Red Steagall and other legends creating the remix of masters, created the Oklahoma Swing Project album. The NCHA gave him a CD release party during the 2006 NCHA Futurity, where the group sold enough CDs to cover their expenses and turn a small profit.

 

At 69, Pat quit training and riding cutting horses when his eyesight got so bad he couldn’t see to drive or read a newspaper. Nellie also had eye problems and Pat would say, “Between the two of us, we only had one good eye.” Today Pat just turned 79 and is now is having problem with one of his vocal chords and can barely talk. But Nellie, keeps him going – and with his ability as an author to put his experiences down on paper and publish books, he has been a success.

 

On the cover of Pat’s latest book, “This Cowboy is Off Bass,” well-known cartoonist Lex Graham, has drawn a picture of Pat and Nellie with a horse and the note, “A couple of REAL characters.” The best part is, “It looks just like them!” Also, the Forward was written by Lex, explaining his personal experiences with Pat. As most of the things Lex writes or draws, it’s hilarious! And I’m sure he must have titled the book!

 

This book is one that when you start reading it, you can’t quit. But it’s easy to read in a day. It’s full of Pat’s lifetime musical experiences, as well as the history of Western Swing music, mixed in with a jillion laughs along the way. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a “must read” and a “must have” for your library.

 

To order “This Cowboy is Off Bass,” send $15.00 plus $3.00 for postage, for a total of $18.00, to Pat Jacobs, 2825 Brookhollow Dr., Burleson, Texas 76028. You’ll be glad you did!

 

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☛ Calgary Stampede passes out $100,000 checks 7-22-16

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

CALGARY STAMPEDE CLOSES “IN THE MUD” WITH SIX $100,000 CHAMPIONS

 

Press release from Dianne Finstad
Calgary Stampede Photos
July 22, 2016

 

The six $100,000 champions from this year’s Calgary Stampede.

Showdown Sunday held true to the uncharacteristically wet year at the Calgary Stampede,held July 8-17 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. But nothing could cloud the radiant grins from the latest crop of $100,000 Rodeo Champions.

 

SADDLE BRONC RIDING:

The maple leafs were flying when Zeke Thurston made it two years in a row to win the saddle bronc riding. It was familiar ground for the cowboy from Big Valley, with the only difference being this year’s rainy weather.

 

Zeke Thurstaon made it two years in a row to win the saddle bronc riding.

“I was like ‘this is kind of deja-vu’ because I had Awesome last year and was 89 on him, and today I was 87 on him,” said the cowboy who turned 22 this week. “Then going to go to the four round and to have Spring Planting, I was like ‘man, I’ve seen this before’. It was kind of crazy.”

 

“My traveling partner, Taos Muncy, says he’s been on her six times. She’s one of the buckingest horse going, and one that you want everywhere. He was bragging about how many times he’d been on her, and done good on her. But I’m slowly catching up to him. That’s my third time on her, and it’s all been at Calgary. She’s awesome.”

 

Thurston put on a spurring clinic on the veteran mare, chalking up 89.5 points in the championship round, just 1.5 points better than the flashy ride Cody DeMoss put on Calgary Stampede’s Timely Delivery, which was named best saddle bronc of the Stampede.

 

“I know what she’s going to do, especially with the mud,” added Thurston. “It’s not going to phase her. She’s going to buck really hard. That old girl is just going to do her thing, so it was exciting.”

 

“I was spurring but she was bucking so hard, it felt like I didn’t even know if I was going to get bucked off. I was just lucky to weather the storm.”

Thurston invested his first $100,000 wisely, purchasing some cattle, renting some pasture, and getting started on a house to be built this summer. His approach won’t likely change with this next $112,000 cash injection.

“I’ve been very blessed to have had some success, especially at the biggest rodeo in the world.”

 

Earlier in the week, Thurston confessed winning his first Stampede championship had helped prove his Houston win was no fluke. So this second one?

 

“Shoot, this was all for fun. I love doing it, and riding bucking horses. I was just thankful for the opportunity.”

DeMoss takes home $25,000 for second, followed by Rusty Wright with $15,000 for third, and Wade Sundell getting $10,000 from their efforts in the Final Four.

 

BARREL RACING:

Mary Burger, at 67, won the barrel racing riding her horse Mo.

Mary Burger and her horse Mo rode the tide of being the fan sensation all Stampede long, and it carried right through to Showdown Sunday. The unassuming grandmother finished second to Lisa Lockhart in the afternoon, and then raced back and took all the marbles in the Final Four with a 17.99 second run.

 

“I’d only run him in the mud a couple of times, and basically, I did it because I was coming here, and I just knew it would rain,” smiled the 67-year-old from Pauls Valley, OK. “He really did handle it pretty good. I think the second time we ran, he was a little more on his toes.”

 

“When I looked up there at that clock and saw that he’d turned in 17, I thought ‘oh my gosh’, he did OK, he did OK.”

 

Burger started her amazing run earlier this year by winning Houston, but at $100,000 this is twice the size of that cheque. And it’s a significant win for her.

“It’s prestigious. Everybody would love to win this, and I’ve done it. It’s just amazing. I’m so happy.”

 

Barrel racer Lisa Lockhart was wiping away tears when she was presented with the prestigious Guy Weadick award, as the person best representing Stampede values and Spirit.

When asked by Stampede stage host Ron MacLean about her plans for the money, the crowd roared when she said “Talk to my husband. He’s always got plans for that kind of money. He’ll think of something!”

 

For Burger, one of the greatest treasures of her time in Calgary will be the memories of her interactions with all her new fans, and their support for her.

“When I came up through that alley way and they started cheering, it’s just like ‘here we go again!’. I hope this turns out as good as the other runs. It was amazing.”

 

Mary Walker, who was fastest in the afternoon, found herself heartbreakingly close to a Stampede title again, finishing second, but still taking home $25,000, followed by Jackie Ganter ($15,000) and Lisa Lockhart, who tipped a barrel ($10,000).

 

BAREBACK RIDING:

 

Steven Peebles, the winner of the bareback riding, overcame horrible injuries to win the event.

If ever you want a story of triumph over adversity, just spend a few minutes with bareback rider Steven Peebles. The Oregon cowboy, who has suffered far too many injuries in his career, worked on recovery from a back injury so he could ride at the Calgary Stampede. But not only did he ride, he won. Peebles was best in the afternoon with an 89-point ride, but then followed that up in the Final Four with an 87.5 on Shadow Warrior, but that was the exact same score Caleb Bennett posted on Virgil. So they reloaded the chutes for a ride-off, and this time Peebles was 83 to Bennett’s 78, giving him the triumphant trip to the stage and the $100,000 cheque.

 

“It’s so awesome,” marveled Peebles, who won the World Championship in 2015. “Sitting in a hospital bed a year ago, watching this rodeo, was very hard on me. I’ve always wanted to win this rodeo pretty bad, and I ended up sitting out six months with another injury this year. This is my first rodeo back in 2016, and to be standing up here on top right now, this is an honor.”

 

Like all the contestants, Peebles was covered in mud from head to toe. But that didn’t bother him in the least.

 

“I would do it all over again, and get on another one if I had to. This is pretty dang cool to say I’m the $100,000 winner in Calgary.”

 

But on the practical side, the money will be especially useful after his injury layoff.

 

“I haven’t had six months’ worth of income, so this cheque was very well needed. I’ve got a lot of bills to pay every month, and hospital bills coming from the last few years of all my wrecks. This is a relief, and will get me through another year.”

Bennett still earns $25,000 for his appearance in the Final Four, with the $15,000 going to RC Landingham, and $10,000 to Tanner Aus.

 

CALF ROPING:

Shane Hanchey riding Reata completed his bucket list by winning the calf roping at the Calgary Stampede.

Roping calves in the mud is no picnic but the world’s best brought their A-game to the arena Sunday afternoon. Shane Hanchey and his great equine partner Reata had been roping smart and solid all Stampede, and they kept that up, making the Final Four. In that set, Hanchey was fastest of the bunch with a 7.9 second run, to give him a first Calgary title, and $100,000.

 

“It means a lot,” declared Hanchey. “This has been on my bucket list since 2010. To be able to win it, in these conditions, on that horse, it’s unreal.”

“I’m from Louisiana, I’m from the bayou. We’ve roped in mud my whole life. I’ve roped on him at high school rodeos in the mud, and I knew he wasn’t going to fail me now.”

 

Hanchey was sporting his lucky purple LSU colored shirt, and he even changed between sections to a clean one. But carrying his home state colors meant even more to him on this day.

 

“Three Baton Rouge police officers were shot and killed this morning. I told my Mom and my Dad I’m wearing purple for Baton Rouge, and for the law enforcement. It’s not supposed to happen in my state, especially that city, or in my country. It’s just a bad deal.”

 

While Hanchey will save this moment for a lifetime, he’s also got business on his mind.

 

“It’s pretty easy right now. I’m just roping. It’s been going so good, I’m just ready for the next one. Fortunately/unfortunately that’s in less than 24 hours.”

 

So celebrating will have to wait, as he hits the road to the next rodeo.

 

Fred Whitfield came within one second of winning his fourth Calgary Stampede tie-down roping championship, with his 8.9 second run in the Final Four. But he still scoops up $25,000, with Ryan Jarrett taking home the $15,000 and Clint Robinson, the $10,000 bonus cheques.

 

STEER WRESTLING:

Wyoming cowboy Seth Brockman won his first Calgary Stampede Championship.

Wyoming’s Seth Brockman came to his second Calgary Stampede with money on his mind, and he used that motivation to carry him all the way through to his first championship, wrestling a steer in 4.1 second in the afternoon, and then topping the Final Four field with a 4.7 second run, in sloppy, wet conditions.

 

“In the bulldogging there’s no ‘slow down’ in it. You’ve just got to run at it, and I got a good run at it, and was able to sneak by Waguespack,” said Brockman.

“This is huge. It’s the biggest rodeo we go to all year, so it means a lot.”

 

Tyler Waguespack finished second with 4.8 seconds, for $25,000. Donalda’s Cody Cassidy came in third for $15,000, and Dakota Eldridge takes home the $10,000 for fourth.

 

BULL RIDING:

Cody Teel was the only finalist to make the whistle, scoring a 91.5 on Liquid Fire. It was his first $100,000 bonus at the Calgary Stampede.

The bull riding bucks went to Texas, when Cody Teel was the only one of the Final Four to make the whistle, scratching out an impressive 91.5 on Liquid Fire. It’s his first $100,000 bonus at his first Calgary Stampede and he was thrilled.

 

“With the weather conditions and everything, to be here on the final day of the Calgary Stampede, it means a lot. I had two great bulls today that gave me the opportunity for the win, and for it all to work out, means a lot,” said Teel.

“It’s unbelievable all the fans that stayed through all the rain. I’ve never seen anything like it. To have them hollering and screaming when you do make a good ride in this weather, it’s definitely something you may never experience again.”

 

The other three in the Final Four, Ryan Dirteater, Nathan Schaper, and Fabiano Vierira each collect $16,666.

 

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Courtesy PRCA
July 20, 2016

 

Landingham continues rise toward WNFR

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Bareback rider R.C. Landingham wasn’t physically in the arena at the final performance of the July 13-16 Sheridan WYO Rodeo, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t watching.

The 25-year-old was streaming the July 16 perf on the Wrangler Network, hoping his 85-point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Sodoku from July 13 would hold up.

It did, and Landingham had the biggest win of his 2016 season.

“I placed in Sheridan about six years ago, but never really had much luck there,” Landingham said. “It’s always good to win a big check – I’ve won tiny checks all year, so this one is really nice.”

While most winning rides make a cowboy want to jump off the horse and celebrate, that wasn’t the case for Landingham. He and WNFR selection Sodoku had quite a battle, and fortunately for the Hat Creek, Calif., cowboy, he won.

“That horse wasn’t very fun at all because he had a lot of moves and was tough to ride,” Landingham said. “I didn’t know when I got off the horse if I was going to be 75 or 85. Usually you have an idea of what your score will be, and this was a rare time when I had no clue.”

Landingham earned $5,224 for the victory, which put him at $68,579 won this season. That amount is more than he’s won in any season during his six-year PRCA career.

He’s hoping the bad luck which has plagued him the last three seasons is finally in the rearview mirror.

During his quest for his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Landingham finished 16th in the world in both 2013-14, and then was 19th last season.

“Having a season like this makes everything I’ve gone through the last few years worth it,” he said. “I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for those seasons, and it’s made me push myself harder and rodeo smarter. I learned so much during those years. My goal going into those seasons was to make the Finals, but now I switched my goal to winning the world, and that change in mindset has made a difference.”

Landingham says having nearly $70,000 won with two-and-a-half months left in the regular season will allow him to rodeo less, stay healthier and not stress about being on the bubble.

The key to his big 2016 campaign has been earning checks at most of the rodeos in which he’s competed. He’s fifth in the July 18 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“I had the best winter of my career this year, and I placed at like 25 rodeos in a row from last September through March of this year,” he said. “It becomes easier mentally when you can ride like that, and I told my stepdad this spring that it was starting to become easy. Then I went out and messed up on the next horse and jinxed myself. You always have to stay focused.”

If he continues to ride this way, there will be no question that Landingham will be one of the 15 men competing at the WNFR Dec. 1-10.

Other winners at the $263,668 rodeo were all-around cowboy Cody Collins ($2,162 in team roping and tie-down roping), steer wrestler Dean Gorsuch (7.2 seconds on two head), team ropers Luke Brown and Jake Long (10.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Joe Lufkin (85.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Hermit), tie-down roper Cooper Martin (18.6 seconds on two head), steer roper Rocky Patterson (49.1 seconds on four head), barrel racer Ivy Conrado (17.22 seconds) and bull rider Tyler Smith (89 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Big Tex Rocks).

  • This was Patterson’s third Sheridan steer roping championship in five years, and fourth overall, having won in 2004, 2012 and 2013. He had a 44.6-second time in 2013, which is the fastest aggregate time since the rodeo went from three rounds to four in 2009. Patterson also had a second-place finish in 2007, trailing only Jarrett Blessing. The four wins is the second-highest total in steer roping to Guy Allen’s 10 since Sheridan added steer roping in 1975.
  • Dean Gorsuch’s win in Sheridan was his first there since 2005, and was much more dominant. He was 9.0 seconds on two in that earlier triumph, and didn’t win either round. Gorsuch’s run of 3.5 seconds in the second round this year was the fastest bulldogging run at Sheridan in at least the past 30 years. His 3.7 in the first round was the third fastest time since 2005; Brad McGilchrist’s 3.6 in 2013 is second. Gorsuch’s average time of 7.2 seconds on two head is the fastest average time in Sheridan in that same time frame – by an entire second.
  • Jake Long seems to enjoy the conditions in Sheridan. He was the only repeat winner from 2015, when he and Coleman Proctor won with a time of 9.5 seconds on two head. Long also had a fourth-place finish in the average with Proctor in 2014 after winning the first round, and had the fastest time of the rodeo in 2011 when he and Brady Tryan were 4.3 to win the first round. He and partner Luke Brown both vaulted to the No. 1 spot in the world standings – in heeling and heading, respectively – thanks to the Sheridan win. It was the only change at the top of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

  • Mosher gets career-best win in Casper

CASPER Wyo. – Steer wrestler Ross Mosher couldn’t have written a better script.

Mosher, riding a new horse and making his first appearance at the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, clocked a time of 7.7 seconds in the two-head average to capture the win July 16 at the CWF&R Outdoor Arena.

“This feels really good, and probably is my biggest win,” said Mosher, 29. “This is a big rodeo, and I knew I had a good steer. I got a good start and a good go in the finals, and got that 3.7-second run for the win.”

The Augusta, Mont., cowboy collected a $1,566 check for his win in the finals and added another $3,236 for the average victory. He made it into the short-round by virtue of his 4.0-second time in the first round, which left him in a four-way tie for second place with Kyle Whitaker, Tanner Brunner and Shane Frey. Mosher’s first-round effort netted him $1,454.

“In the finals, I knew I couldn’t be late, and I had to be smart at the barrier,” Mosher said. “I took somewhat of a chance because I knew I had a bunch of good guys who had good steers who still had to go. I knew I was fast, and Lady Luck was on my side.”

Mosher’s short round performance came while he was riding his friend and fellow steer wrestler Cody Cabral’s horse, Little Time.

“That was the first time I ever rode that horse,” Mosher said. “I had been riding K.C. Jones’ horse, but he wasn’t with me in Casper (July 16). Usually things don’t go that well for me when I ride a horse for the first time. I had seen that horse go a bunch of times, and Cody told me all about him. He was super easy to get along with.”

This is Mosher’s first year going hard on the PRCA trail. He spent the last several years attending college. Mosher was a multiple-time All-American free-style wrestler at the University of Great Falls (Montana), an NAIA school.

“I wrestled since I was in kindergarten, and I had a great career and won state as a senior in high school,” Mosher said. “I got a scholarship to wrestle at Great Falls. I was a three-time All-American, and I won a national championship as a senior (in 2011) at 165 pounds.”

After Mosher graduated from Great Falls, he went to Montana State University in Bozeman and earned a bachelor’s degree in ag business in 2015.

Although wrestling was his primary focus, Mosher also had a strong interest in rodeo.

“My dad (Kent) rodeoed his whole life and was a steer wrestler. He got me into it,” Mosher said. “I also learned a lot from Nick Stubblefield. He was a really good friend of mine and a good mentor.”

Stubblefield won Montana Circuit year-end steer wrestling titles in 2002 and 2004.

“I love going full time in the PRCA – it’s really busy,” Mosher said. “It’s long days and a lot of driving, but it’s fun and you get to go to a lot of places. I’m livin’ the dream.”

Other winners at the $243,971 rodeo were all-around cowboy Caleb Smidt ($7,982 in team roping and tie-down roping), bareback riders Kody Lamb and Teddy Athan (161.5 points on two head each), team ropers Tyler Wade and Dakota Kirchenschlager (10.3 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere (165.5 points on two head), tie-down ropers Blair Burk and Caleb Smidt (17.8 seconds on two head each), barrel racer Stevi Hillman (34.51 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Bayle Worden (166 points on two head).

Smidt broke the rodeo record for all-around earnings that he set in 2013, and the two-head time of 10.3 by Wade and Kirchenschlager equaled the arena record held by three other pairs.

  • Levi Berends, a 25-year-old bull riding rookie from Maynard, Minn., rode for the second-highest marked bull ride of the 2016 season over the weekend. Berends combined with Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s Ralco’s Centrifuge for 92 points to win the Wapello (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo. It was a Minnesota connection, as the bull is named after Ralco Animal Nutrition, which is headquartered in Marshall, Minn., 42 miles southwest of Maynard. The ride was a half-point off Cole Melancon’s 92.5 in Vernal, Utah, last week.
  • News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The Wrangler Network will stream live coverage of California Rodeo Salinas July 23-24, starting at 7 p.m. (MT) both nights. Log on to www.wranglernetwork.com to watch.

 

July 23 is the 12th annual National Day of the Cowboy. In March, Idaho became the 11th state to pass legislation to ensure permanent recognition for the fourth Saturday in July as a day to celebrate cowboy culture and pioneer heritage.

 

Steven Money, who has been the director of the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo for 33 years, announced his retirement in an interesting way July 12. Money rode his horse, Blue, into a Spanish Fork city council meeting, reminding those in attendance to make sure they got their rodeo tickets before the event sells out. “I’m retiring this year anyway. What can they do, fire me?” Money said. Spanish Fork is set to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Aug. 6, and Money had a lot to do with it. His diligent work with sponsors has helped the prize money increase considerably, with the rodeo joining the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour in 2010. “All I wanted to do was put on a great show,” Money said. “I had no vision that it would go this way. But I have given it all that I’ve had.” The 74th installment of the four-perf rodeo is July 21-23, and ends July 25.

 

The Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup is teaming with upstart Bullfighters Only to bring back the tradition of freestyle bullfighting in conjunction with its Xtreme Bulls Tour event. The inaugural “A Whole Lotta Bull” event will feature the three PRCA bullfighters working the Dodge City Xtreme Bulls – Wacey Munsell, Nathan Jestes and Dusty Tuckness – among others … PRCA announcer Don Jesser and his wife, Anita, were honored with the Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award for their more than two decades of work on the Sonoma (Calif.) County Fair PRCA Rodeo. Don, one of the few horseback announcers in the PRCA, also competed for 17 years as a saddle bronc rider, bareback rider and team roper. Anita produces the sound for the rodeo, while also assisting Don with his announcing duties.

 

The Kaw Valley Rodeo (Manhattan, Kan.) Association’s 10th annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo July 22 will honor cancer survivors and raise funds for Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center. Pink T-shirts, hats, bandanas and other merchandise will be available for purchase at the rodeo, with all proceeds supporting cancer research and education programs at KSU. Cox Bros. BBQ in Manhattan also supported the Tough Enough to Wear Pink efforts by donating 10 percent of its profits July 10 to the cause.

 

Former PRCA bull rider Kenn Ashton is trying to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the “oldest bull rider still in competition.” The 62-year-old Ashton competes in the Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association, and recently placed second at the High River (Alberta) Rodeo’s over-50 bull riding event. The current world record holder was 54, and Ashton is hoping to hear soon that he’s qualified for the new record.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I thought they forgot about me, and when I got the call (from the ProRodeo Hall of Fame), I thought they called the wrong person. As soon as I found out it was for real, it made me feel so good. I felt like I was reborn. This is amazing.”

-Bull rider Myrtis Dightman, a 2016 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee,

explaining how it felt to be notified he had been chosen for induction

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

 

AA: Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $69,029
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $87,681
SW: Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $57,588
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $71,142
TR-2: Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. $67,797
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $99,913
TD: Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. $74,134
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $88,882
SR: J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas   $49,757

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

     Unofficial through July 18, 2016

 

All-around
1 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $69,029
2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 65,174
3 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 63,680
4 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 61,628
5 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 58,645
6 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 57,718
7 Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 51,842
8 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 51,037
9 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 50,510
10 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 45,146
11 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 35,809
12 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 35,522
13 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 34,759
14 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 32,317
15 Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta 32,277
16 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 27,517
17 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 26,604
18 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 23,113
19 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 22,366
20 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 20,898
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $87,681
2 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 83,630
3 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 76,823
4 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 75,656
5 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 68,579
6 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 68,164
7 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 60,205
8 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 55,107
9 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 52,623
10 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 46,670
11 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 45,283
12 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 43,227
13 Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 38,785
14 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 37,383
15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 32,714
16 Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 32,145
17 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 31,370
18 Colin Adams, Deloraine, Manitoba 30,970
19 Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas 30,838
20 Anthony Thomas, Kimberly, Australia 30,129
Steer Wrestling
1 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $57,588
2 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 56,406
3 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 52,321
4 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 50,847
5 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 46,850
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 42,938
7 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,983
8 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 39,768
9 Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 36,678
10 Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 36,171
11 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 35,065
12 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 34,789
13 Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 33,283
14 Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. 31,731
15 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 31,645
16 Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 29,170
17 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 28,654
18 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 27,185
19 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 27,102
20 K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas 27,063
Team Roping (header)
1 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $71,142
2 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 64,477
3 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 63,115
4 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,876
5 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 54,546
6 Zac Small, Welch, Okla. 53,930
7 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 52,873
8 Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 52,160
9 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 44,714
10 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 40,296
11 Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif. 38,094
12 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 36,722
13 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 35,759
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 34,710
15 Adam Rose, Willard, Mo. 33,407
16 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 32,536
17 John Alley, Adams, Tenn. 31,877
18 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 30,455
19 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 29,964
20 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 29,691
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. $67,797
2 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 65,766
3 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 54,613
4 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 53,368
5 Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas 53,275
6 Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas 52,873
7 Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 47,650
8 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 44,683
9 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,261
10 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 38,153
11 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 37,325
12 Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 36,507
13 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 36,030
14 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 35,779
15 Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 35,766
16 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 35,058
17 Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 33,777
18 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 31,877
19 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 30,704
20 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 29,964
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $99,913
2 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 87,695
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 82,069
4 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 61,225
5 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 60,809
6 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 49,421
7 Jake Watson, Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia 49,002
8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 46,588
9 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 45,530
10 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 45,159
11 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 42,397
12 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 39,251
13 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 37,185
14 Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla. 36,748
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,012
16 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 34,450
17 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 32,255
18 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 31,720
19 Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 30,237
20 Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 28,824
Tie-down Roping
1 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. $74,134
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 62,550
3 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 60,394
4 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 53,207
5 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 51,897
6 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 47,757
7 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 46,719
8 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 44,786
9 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 43,231
10 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 41,417
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 36,276
12 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 35,807
13 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 35,371
14 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 34,414
15 Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala. 33,522
16 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 33,042
17 Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 31,720
18 Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 30,106
19 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 29,978
20 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 29,608
Steer Roping
1 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas $49,757
2 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 48,320
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 36,880
4 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 34,783
5 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 34,103
6 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 33,929
7 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 32,216
8 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 30,199
9 Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 29,188
10 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 26,527
11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 25,983
12 Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas 25,863
13 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 25,339
14 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,295
15 Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas 19,764
16 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 19,396
17 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 19,302
18 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 14,794
19 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 14,278
20 Thomas Smith, Barnsdall, Okla. 13,621

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (July 18, 2016)

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

 

1

Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla.

$170,979

2

Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.

89,921

3

Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas

87,158

4

Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas

84,751

5

Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas

77,302

6

Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.

73,760

7

Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah

70,176

8

Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga.

65,022

9

Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas

63,528

10

Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas

57,237

11

Cayla Melby, Burneyville, Okla.

56,119

12

Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo.

48,941

13

Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash.

48,893

14

Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas

46,359

15

Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.

41,191

16

Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas

40,860

17

Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas

40,725

18

Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas

39,393

19

Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif.

37,430

20

Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas

37,218

 

2016 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through July 18, 2016

 

Bareback Riding

1

Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

$29,555

2

R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.

28,424

3

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa

28,239

4

Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah

24,735

5

Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.

22,402

6

Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas

20,614

7

Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan

16,004

8

Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.

13,844

9

Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

12,274

10

Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah

12,250

11

Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.

11,886

12

Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta

10,917

13

Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.

10,794

14

Joel Schlegel, Burns, Colo.

10,540

15

Evan Jayne, Marseille, France

10,266

16

Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas

10,189

17

Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas

8,404

18

Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas

7,616

16

Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

7,609

20

Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas

7,293

Steer Wrestling

1

Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.

$32,155

2

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

32,074

3

Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

21,421

4

Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah

20,023

5

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.

19,110

6

Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.

17,323

7

Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.

16,676

8

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

15,973

9

Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho

14,705

10

Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark.

14,282

11

Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.

13,731

12

Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.

13,474

13

Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii

13,258

14

Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas

13,211

15

Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.

12,813

16

Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.

11,657

17

Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.

11,188

18

Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas

9,749

19

Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.

9,735

20

Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho

9,560

Team Roping-Header

1

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

$27,771

2

Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

24,406

3

Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.

24,056

4

Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas

23,660

5

Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.

19,554

6

Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta

18,459

7

Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta

17,998

8

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

16,816

9

Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas

15,393

10

Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.

14,578

11

Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif.

14,122

12

Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.

13,667

13

Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.

12,727

14

Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.

12,156

15

Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas

11,405

16

Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.

11,397

17

Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas

10,830

18

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

10,516

19

Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.

10,368

20

David Key, Stephenville, Texas

9,683

Team Roping-Heeler

1

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

$27,771

2

Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.

26,083

3

Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

24,406

4

Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas

24,056

5

Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

19,554

6

Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

18,459

7

John Philipp, Washington, Texas

15,393

8

Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas

14,578

9

Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.

14,122

10

Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas

13,587

11

Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas

13,528

12

Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.

12,727

13

Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas

12,156

14

Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz.

11,797

15

J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa

11,405

16

Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif.

11,186

17

Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas

10,516

18

Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.

10,368

19

Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.

9,683

20

Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.

9,543

Saddle Bronc Riding

1

Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah

$31,590

2

Jake Watson, Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia

27,394

3

Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.

22,004

4

Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah

19,831

5

Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.

19,601

6

Jake Wright, Milford, Utah

18,713

7

Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta

15,613

8

Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas

12,193

9

Cody Wright, Milford, Utah

11,876

10

Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta

11,693

11

Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.

11,085

12

Joaquin Real, Santa Paula, Calif.

10,918

13

CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah

10,744

14

Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta

10,589

15

Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah

10,464

16

Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.

9,468

17

Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

9,076

18

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas

8,405

19

Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.

7,293

20

Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah

6,893

Tie-down Roping

1

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.

$46,954

2

Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas

23,279

3

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas

22,654

4

Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas

21,168

5

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

17,827

6

Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas

17,560

7

Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho

16,504

8

Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.

15,888

9

Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.

15,286

10

Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas

14,846

11

Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas

14,622

12

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

13,779

13

Justin Brinkerhoff, Corinne, Utah

13,710

14

Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas

12,900

15

Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.

12,390

16

Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas

10,580

17

Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah

9,669

18

Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.

9,544

19

Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas

9,350

20

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

9,329

Bull Riding

1

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

$31,909

2

Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah

16,437

3

Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.

15,641

4

Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas

15,369

5

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

15,104

6

Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.

14,566

7

Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas

14,429

8

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

12,336

9

Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas

11,333

10

Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho

11,024

11

Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho

10,544

12

Bryce Barrios, Bluff Dale, Texas

10,239

13

Caleb Robinson, Coolidge, Texas

10,049

14

Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.

9,529

15

Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.

9,256

16

Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas

9,110

17

Jeston Mead, Holcomb, Kan.

8,818

18

Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah

8,647

19

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

7,673

20

Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb.

7,494

 

 

2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 18, 2016

 

1

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

$24,295

2

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

24,120

3

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

22,673

4

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

22,278

5

Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.

21,683

6

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

20,671

7

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

17,250

8

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

16,733

9

Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas

16,017

10

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

14,596

11

Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash.

11,627

12

Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

11,041

13

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.

10,503

14

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

10,501

15

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

10,227

16

John Young, Orient, Iowa

10,019

17

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

9,770

18

Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.

9,276

19

Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho

9,135

20

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

8,119

 

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