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☛ AQHA-PRCA name top rodeo horses 11-18 -16

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

AQHA – PRCA ANNOUNCE TOP RODEO HORSES OF 2016

 

Press release from PRCA
Nov. 18, 2016

 

Clayton Hass used steer wrestling winner Landrys Cadillac as his primary mount in 2016. “Cadillac” is the lone repeat horse of the year winner, while six first-time winners were chosen as AQHA-PRCA Horses of the Year. (Dan Hubbell photo)

Six first-time winners were chosen as the American Quarter Horse Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Horses of the Year.

 

Honorees were named in each of the six timed-event categories (there was a tie in the steer roping), with the lone repeat champion being steer wrestling horse Landrys Cadillac, aka “Cadillac.”

The bulldogging mount, who also won Horse of the Year in 2014 and was second in last year’s voting, is owned by Sterling Wallace of Justin, Texas. Three of the top five cowboys in the steer wrestling WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings rode Cadillac this season.

 

Ty Erickson, who ended the regular season in the top spot, rode the horse at times in 2016, including picking up a win in Livingston, Montana. Tyler Waguespack, third in the world standings, and Clayton Hass, fifth, each used Cadillac as their primary mount this season. Waguespack won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo on the horse, and Hass was tops at the Cody (Wyoming) Stampede.

 

“He’s the best horse I’ve ever ridden,” Tyler says of Cadillac. “He stands in the box and doesn’t move, and gives guys an opportunity to score on him. He gives you a great pattern out in the field, and it makes it really easy to win something when you have a horse that good underneath you.”

 

Timber Moore’s tie-down roping horse, MFO Harvey, aka “Colonel,” was second in the Horse of the Year voting last year and takes over the top spot in 2016.

 

Moore has owned the horse since 2012, and credits Colonel for helping him reach the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER the past three seasons. The two combined for a huge win in Greeley, Colorado, this season.

 

“We’ve clicked together really well, and he has given me a chance to win every time I’ve nodded my head,” Moore said. “I’ve had other guys ride him, and they’ve also had some success, so it has been neat to see that. To have him honored as Horse of the Year means a lot, and it’s well-deserved.”

 

Both winners in the team roping are first-timers.

Header Kolton Schmidt, 22, rode Tuffys Badger Chex, aka “Badger” – a horse owned by his father, Ronald Schmidt – and qualified for the first NFR of his young career. Schmidt and partner Shay Carroll won Wainwright, Alberta, and Schmidt enters Las Vegas fourth in the world standings.

 

Aboard Zans Colonel Shine, aka “Colonel,” heeler Jake Long enters his sixth NFR third in the world standings. Long owns the horse with his wife, Tasha, and won rodeos in Sheridan and Cody, Wyoming, with partner Luke Brown in 2016.

 

The steer roping featured a tie at the top spot, with Cody Lee’s At War Leo, aka “Punchy” splitting the honors with Chris Glover’s Tonk Champ, aka “Champ.”

 

Lee enters the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping fifth in the world, and Glover checks in at No. 12.

 

In barrel racing, it was Kelly and Ivy Conrado’s homebred Cfour Tibbie Stinson who took top honors, edging out Mary Burger’s Sadiefamouslastwords and Kimmie Wall’s TKW Bullysfamous Fox.

 

FULL RESULTS IN EACH EVENT:

 

STEER WRESTLING

1. Landrys Cadillac (Skip Me Dandy-Bayou Peppy Gal by Bayou Sugar Bar), owned by Sterling Wallace and bred by Jared N. Dirickson

2. Say Rey Doc (Tivito Sonny Rey-Say Easy Bug by Easy Gigolo), owned by Tom Duvall and bred by Emmit J. Duvall

3. Derecho Wood (Whiskey Ike HK-Quick And Direct by Eagles Flight), owned by Jule and Heidi Hazen and bred by Cinco and Kincaid Light

TEAM ROPING-HEADING

1. Tuffys Badger Chex (Tuf Country Chex-Chili Jody Page by Oregon San Badger) owned by Ronald Schmidt and bred by Doug and Kelly Wilkinson

2. RK Tuff Trinket (Tuffys OO Buck-Tall Pine Wickett by Knock My Sox Off), owned by Riley Minor and bred by Rod and Kristine Chumley

3. My Frosty Cocoa (Skid Frost-Sissy Truck by Texas Truck), owned by Dustin Bird and bred by Jim Welsh

TEAM ROPING-HEELING

1. Zans Colonel Shine (Zans Diamond Shine-Foxy Angelo by Col J Jigger), owned by Jake and Tasha Long and bred by Dennis Schroeder

2. Circle Back Jack (Nu Circle N Cash-Shiners Reylena by Shining Spark), owned by Dugan and Brittany Kelly and bred by Danny L. and Joanna Berry

3. Rey Shines On Top (Shiners Lena Rey-Kings Sly Sugar by Kings Zantanon), owned by Brady Minor and bred by Margie Denton

TIE-DOWN ROPING

1. MFO Harvey (Mr Freckles Olena-Miss Pebble Lady by San Peppys Pebble), owned by Timber Moore and bred by Gary Green

2. Sort Of Popular (Popular Resortfigure-RR Quick Bernice by Quick Emotion), owned by Fred Werneck and Marcos Costa and bred by Mike Denney

3. Smokin Reata (Jereminah Lena-Henrietta Daniel by Johnny Nance), owned by Shane Hanchey and bred by O.L. “Buck” Daniel

STEER ROPING

1. (Tie) At War Leo (Tamuleo-Arrowhead Dance by Arrowhead Badger), owned by Cody Lee and bred by J Slash Cattle Co.

 

1. (Tie) Tonk Champ (Hunkey Tonk-Miss Cody B Doc by Smokin B Neville), owned by Chris Glover and bred by Debra Hulm

3. Zans Roany Jae Bar (Zan Parr Roany-Jae Bar Sonita by Jae Bar Milo), owned by Shay Good and bred by Cecil W. Jones

BARREL RACING

1. Cfour Tibbie Stinson (Eddie Stinson-Little Fancy Granny by Del Puerto Bill), bred and owned by Kelly and Ivy Conrado

2. Sadiefamouslastwords (Sadies Frosty Drift-Porky And Bess by Dash Ta Fame), owned by Kerry and Mary Burger and bred by Jeff and Kristie Thorstenson

3. TKW Bullysfamous Fox (Bully Bullion-Gateway Ta Love by Dash Ta Fame) bred and owned by Travis and Kimmie Wall

 

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☛ Patterson captures 4th Steer Roping title 11-17-16

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PATTERSON CAPTURES FOURTH STEER ROPING GOLD BUCKLE

 

Press release from NFSR
Nov. 17, 2016

MULVANE, Kan. – Roping steers is what Rocky Patterson does – and does well.

In fact, no cowboy in the PRCA roped them better in 2016 than the Pratt, Kan., cowboy.

Thanks to earning $56,432 at the 2016 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, Patterson rode away with his fourth gold buckle.

“It’s big,” said Patterson, 50, about his latest accomplishment. “It isn’t as easy for me to get out there and practice as it was 25 years ago. It probably has not sunk in yet, but this is big.”

Patterson has now won gold steer roping buckles in 2009-10, 2012 and 2016. For winning his latest world title, Patterson also received a Polaris RANGER.

Patterson’s NFSR performance vaulted him to the world championship with a single-season steer roping record of $141,350, surpassing the previous record of $121,112 by Trevor Brazile last year.

Although Patterson came into his latest NFSR – the 22nd of his decorated career – with a $15,481 lead, he couldn’t celebrate until the completion of Round 10.

Entering Round 10, Patterson held a $21,905 lead over Cody Lee. The key was Lee was first in the average, while Patterson was third in the average after nine rounds.

The average was critically important for Patterson and Lee, because it paid out $27,347 to the winner, $22,632 for second place and $17,917 for third. Mix in the average with the round money that paid $9,155 and $7,577 for first and second place, respectively, and a gold buckle was still up for grabs between Patterson and Lee.

Lee roped before Patterson in Round 10 and tried to apply the pressure with a 13.5-second run. That gave Lee a 125.9-second total time, which secured first place in the 10-head average.

Patterson responded with an 11.1-second run to grab the coveted gold buckle.

“I have my own statisticians I bring with me and they told me Cody had to win the round and win the average, and I had to fall off,” Patterson said. “I thought it would be good to get a check in that last round and maybe that would clinch it for me. That steer was really good (Friday night), and he was trying to kick me pretty good down there, but it felt pretty good when I got that time.”

Patterson’s Round 10 time was good for fourth in the round and a $4,420 paycheck, and Lee didn’t place in the round.

Lee was gracious in defeat, especially since he couldn’t have done much more. He won an NFSR record $69,651, breaking the previous record of $62,390 won by Brazile at the 2015 NFSR.

Lee was followed by Chet Herren in the average. Herren had a 143.2-second time on 10 head. Patterson was third in the average with a 105.2-second time on nine steers.

“You can’t give Rocky a lead of over $15,000 coming into the NFSR and expect to catch him,” Lee said. “I knew it was a longshot and I came up a little short. Still, winning this average is a great feeling and definitely my career highlight.”

 

2016 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping results:

Round 1: 1. JoJo LeMond, 10.2 seconds, $9,155; 2. Rocky Patterson, 11.0 seconds, $7,577; 3. Cody Lee, 12.7 seconds, $5,998; 4. Chet Herren, 14.6, $4,420; 5. Jess Tierney, 17.9 seconds, $2,841; 6. Jason Evans, 21.2 seconds, $1,579

Round 2: 1. JoJo LeMond, 10.1, $9,155; 2. Marty Jones, 10.6 seconds, $7,577; 3. Jason Evans, 10.9, $5,998; 4. Cody Lee, 11.1, $4,420; 5. Rocky Patterson, 11.7, $2,841; 6. Scott Snedecor, 12.1, $1,579

Round 3: 1. Cody Lee, 10.2, $9,155; 2. Troy Tillard, 11.4 seconds, $7,577; 3. Chet Herren, 11.9 seconds, $5,998; 4. Jason Evans, 12.2, $4,420; 5. Rocky Patterson, 12.9, $2,841; 6. (tie), Jess Tierney, 13.3, $789; Shay Good, 13.3, $789

Round 4: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.6 seconds, $9,155; 2. Jess Tierney, 10.2, $7,577; 3. Scott Snedecor, 12.7, $5,998; 4. Chet Herren, 13.2, $4,420; 5. Rocky Patterson, 14.8, $2,841; 6. Cody Lee, 19.9 seconds, $1,579

Round 5: 1. Guy Allen, *8.3, $9,155; 2. J.P. Wickett, 9.3, $7,577; 3. Rocky Patterson, 9.4, $5,998; 4. Chris Glover, 9.5, $2,841; 5, Jason Evans, 9.8, $2,841; 6. Vin Fisher, 10.5, $1,579

*Tied the fastest run in NFSR history (Cash Myers, 2006; Jess Tierney, 2015).

Average leaders (after Rounds 1 through Round 5): 1. Rocky Patterson, 59.8/5 head; 2. Cody Lee, 65.8/5; 3. Jess Tierney, 71.6/5; 4. Chet Herren, 73.9/5; 5. Jason Evans, 54.1/4; 6. Scott Snedecor, 63.6/4; 7. J. Tom Fisher, 46.8/3; 8. Vin Fisher, Jr., 47.0/3; 9. JoJo LeMond, 20.3/2; 10. Guy Allen, 21.1/2; 11. Marty Jones, 22.5/2; 12. J.P. Wickett, 22.9/2; 13. Chris Glover, 9.5/1; 14. Troy Tillard, 11.4/1; 15. Shay Good, 13.3/1

Round 6: 1. Cody Lee, 11.3 seconds, $9,155; 2. Shay Good, 12.6, $7,577; 3. Scott Snedecor 12.9, $5,998; 4. Jason Evans, 13.0, $4,420; 5. Chet Herren, 13.1, $2,841; 6. Vin Fisher, Jr., $1,579

Round 7: 1. Jason Evans, 9.2 seconds, $9,155; 2. Rocky Patterson, 10.3, $7,577; 3. J. Tom Fisher, 10.6, $5,209; 4. Marty Jones, 10.6, $5,209; 5. Cody Lee, 11.8, $2,841; 6. Scott Snedecor, 12.4, $1,579

Round 8: 1. Chris Glover, 10.1, $9,155; 2. Cody Lee, 12.0, $7,577; 3. Shay Good, 12.1, $5,998; 4. Rocky Patterson, 12.4, $4,420; 5. Marty Jones, 12.5, $2,841; 6. Guy Allen, 12.9, $1,579

Round 9: 1. Scott Snedecor, 9.4 seconds, $9,155; 2. JoJo LeMond, 9.8 seconds, $7,577; 3. Troy Tillard, 9.9, $5,998; 4. Jess Tierney, 10.8, $4,420; 5. J. Tom Fisher, 10.9, $2,841; 6. Cody Lee. 11.5, $1,579

Round 10: 1. JoJo LeMond, 9.8, $9,155; 2. J.P. Wickett, 9.9, $7,577; 3. Scott Snedecor, 10.0, $5,998; 4. Rocky Patterson, 11.1, $4,420; 5. Jason Evans, 11.9, $2,841; 6. Troy Tillard, 13.3, $1,579

Final average standings: 1. Cody Lee, 125.9/10, $27,347; 2. Chet Herren, 143.2/10, $22,632; 3. Rocky Patterson, 105.2/9, $17,917; 4. Jason Evans, 100.9/8, $13,202; 5. Scott Snedecor, 108.3/8, $8,487; 6. Jess Tierney, 116.4/8, $4,715; 7. J. Tom Fisher, 68.3/5; 8. JoJo LeMond, 39/9/4; 9. Marty Jones, 45.6/4; 10. Troy Tillard, 51.0/4; 11. Vin Fisher Jr., 60.6/4; 12. J.P. Wickett, 32.8/3; 13. Guy Allen, 34.0/3; 14. Shay Good, 38.0/3; 15. Chris Glover, 42.0/3

WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings,

(Unofficial, unaudited final world standings): 1. Rocky Patterson, $141,350; 2. Cody Lee, $124,455; 3. Chet Herren, $109, 747; 4. Jason Evans, $104,275; 5. Scott Snedecor, $90,648; 6. JoJo LeMond, $76,503; 7. Jess Tierney, $71,867; 8. Shay Good, $66,824; 9. J. Tom Fisher, $65,622; 10. Vin Fisher Jr., $64,862; 11. Troy Tillard, $60,652; 12. J.P. Wickett, $58,936; 13. Chris Glover, $55,444; 14. Marty Jones, $54,278; 15. Guy Allen, $50,842

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☛ Champions crowned at ERA Finals 11-14–16

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

Champions Crowned at the Inaugural Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) World Championship in Dallas

American Airlines Center hosts one of the most incredible all-star rodeo competitions, featuring 87 of the sport’s top athletes and, now, 143 World Championships

DALLAS (Nov. 13, 2016) – The world’s premier professional rodeo athletes and animals that represent the new Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) tour brought the year-long competition to a thrilling end today at the American Airlines Center, crowning 16 final event and overall champions and handing out more than $1,000,000 in cash purse prizes.

“What started out as a fresh idea between a few cowboys on how we could advance and better the sport of rodeo turned into a dream-come-true this weekend in Dallas,” said ERA interim President Bobby Mote. “We couldn’t be happier with how the ERA World Championship turned out over three days at the American Airlines Center.

“Rodeo is a big part of Texas’ great heritage and boy did the ERA deliver to our fans at the event and tuning in worldwide on FOX Sports 2 TV, SiriusXM Rural Radio and FloSports.com.”

Saluting the newly-crowned champions of the ERA’s inaugural season, Mote tipped his hat to winners Chandler Bownds (Bull Riding), Bray Armes (Steer Wrestling), Clay Tryan & Jade Corkill (Team Roping), Cort Scheer (Saddle Bronc Riding), Lisa Lockhart (Barrel Racing), Shane Hanchey (Tie-Down Roping) and Steven Dent (Bareback Riding).

Sunday’s Round 3 competition results and overall ERA World Championship results:

Bull Riding
Friday’s bull riding winner Bownds (Lubbock, Texas) put up the best number again on Sunday, posting up perfectly on a right-handed spin by the bull they call “Spotted Canyon,” and rocking a score of 86.5 at the buzzer. Bownds’ second gold belt buckle of the weekend topped Oregon’s Cannon Cravens by two points (84.5).

Said Bownds on his Sunday win and overall title: “It feels great to get this title. I had a tough bull in the second round, Bushwacked, and he bucked me off pretty quick and sored me up a bit. But I came back today got another round win on a bull who was just good right there in the gate and around to the right and lucky enough to get the round win.”

  • Bull Riding Round 3 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Stock, Score
      • 1st Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, TX, Spotted Canyon, 86.5
      • 2nd Cannon Cravens, Porum, OK, Frosty Whiril, 84.5
      • 3rd Neil Holmes, Houston, TX, Ruff Em Up Truck, 80.5
  • Bull Riding Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, TX, 3350
      •  2nd Cody Campbell, Summerville, OR, 3025
      • 3rd Beau Hill, Columbia Falls, MT, 2600

Steer Wrestling
Getting out of the gate a bit slow, times in the four-second range and a couple no scores with the steers early on were disrupted by the night’s No. 1 effort  when Louisiana’s Casey Martin shot out to a quick and clean 3.58 second run. Two other ERA athletes put up sub-four second efforts on the floor of the American Airlines Center, the 2nd place of 3.76 coming from the newly crowned ERA Steer Wrestling Champion Armes.

Said Martin: “It feels great, especially since I didn’t place in the first two rounds. So to get it done and get my steer down it feels great to win the round – and run the fastest time of the rodeo. It lets me know I’ve still got it.”

Added Armes on his overall championship: “Unbelievable. It’s been a dream all year long. I’ve just worked hard at it and thanks to everybody that has always supported me. I feel very blessed.”

  • Steer Wrestling Round 3 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Casey Martin, Sulpher, LA, 3.58
      • 2nd Bray Armes, Pilot Point, TX, 3.76
      • 3rd Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, AL, 3.92
  • Steer Wrestling Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Bray Armes, Pilot Point, TX, 3850
      • 2nd Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, AL, 3675
      • 3rd Stockton Graves, Alva, OK, 3087.5
Team Roping
Disrupting the overall team roping champions’ potential sweep of the ERA World Championship in Dallas, Turtle Powell (Stephenville, Texas) and Jhett Johnson (Casper, Wyo.) teamed up to head & heel the night’s only sub-four second time, clocking a lightning quick 3.6 seconds for the double gold ERA belt buckles. In the 2016 ERA World Championship season the largest margin of victory in the roping events – 800 points – came courtesy of the team of Tryan (Montana) and Corkill (Nevada) as the two grabbed two of three wins in Dallas to secure the overall title.Said Powell: “Well it felt good. We struggled the first two rounds and I struggled and didn’t rope very well. We were talking about it earlier and we always win something, so it was nice to win tonight … nice to win one of those buckles.”Added Corkhill on the overall title: It’s really cool because there are certain things that only happen once and getting to be the first one, you only have one shot at that so to get it done is something that will be special to us forever.”

  • Team Roping Round 3 Event Results:
    •    Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      •   1st Powell/Johnson, Stephenville, TX/Casper, WY, 3.6
      •   2nd Tsinigine/Motes, Fort McDowell, AZ/Weatherford, TX, 4.38
      •   3rd Proctor/Long, Pryor, OK/Coffeyville, KS, 4.4
  •         Team Roping Event World Standings:
    •    Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      •   1st Tryan/Corkill, Plentywood, MT/Fallon, NV, 4650
      •   2nd Begay/O’Brien Cooper, Winslow, AZ/Gardnerville, NV, 3850
      •   3rd Driggers/Nogueira, Albany, GA/Scottsdale, AZ, 3175
Saddle Bronc Riding
Two big scores in saddle bronc highlighted the season’s final event in the popular, high flying discipline. And in the end the overall champ (Scheer) was edged out by Iowa’s Wade Sundell, 87-point ride. Sundell, riding the horse they call “Out West,” would secure his 2nd place overall position in the ERA season standing with the win, though was still well back of Scheer for the overall title (1,000 points). Canada’s Zeke Thurston would place 3rd overall in the standings, the only Canadian to make the ERA’s overall podium in in the opening season.
Said Sundell: “It’s a good three days here it’s exciting to come out on top the last day and just ride against all these great guys. And it’s been an honor to beat them all (he said with a laugh).”
Scheer on his overall championship: “Unbelievable, you know? You watch all of your idols walk around with gold buckles all the time so it’ll be pretty cool to finally get to wear one.”
  •         Saddle Bronc Riding Round 3 Event Results:
    •    Place, Name, Hometown, Stock, Score
      •   1st Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IA, Out West, 87
      •   2nd Cort Scheer, Elsmere, NE, Bitter Robin, 86
      •   3rd Ty Kirkland, Lufkin, TX, Lunatic From Hell, 84.5
  •         Saddle Bronc Riding Event World Standings:
    •    Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      •   1st Cort Scheer, Elsmere, NE, 4862.5
      •   2nd Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IA, 3875
      •   3rd Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, Canada, 3337.
Barrel Racing
If there was a surprise underdog story of the 2016 ERA World Championship it had to be Texan and ERA Last Chance Qualifier, Kassie Mowry’s 1st/1st/1stsweep of the three barrel racing events. Mowry was unstoppable, topping everything from numerous legends in the sport to a couple young girls that weigh about half as much as the senior competitors. Mowry and Sunday’srunner up, Ashley Schafer (Yoder, Wyo.), both rode their horses to sub-13 second times – Mowry’s 12.793 topping Schafer’s 12.994 by a mere two tenths of a second.
Said Mowry: “I am just beyond ecstatic. I really had no idea that he (Mowry’s horse “Firewatermakehappy”) would come out like he did – I just thought this would be a really good learning experience. I am just thrilled that he is taking it in and getting stronger even at the end … just thrilled.”
Added Lockhart on her overall title: “Oh it is amazing, and it is a sigh of relief. I knew it was going to be close. We were just too long today and I really worried about it, but I thought it is what it is and if we are, great, and if not kudos to whoever did.”
  • Barrel Racing Round 3 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Kassie Mowry, Dublin, TX, 12.793
      • 2nd Ashley Schafer, Yoder, WY, 12.994
      • 3rd Callie Duperier, Boerne, TX, 13
  • Barrel Racing Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD, 4025
      • 2nd Kassidy Denison, Tohatchi, NM, 3562.5
      • 3rd Kassie Mowry, Dublin, TX, 2992
Tie-Down Roping
Bit of poetic justice for the overall champ Hanchey on Sunday as the Louisianan stepped ‘er up and topped the field, putting an exclamation point on his title with a 1st place event finish on Sunday. Saving the best for last, Hanchey would top on of the sport’s all-time greats, Cody Ohl (3rd) and runner-up Cooper Martin with a time of 7.05 seconds.
Said Hanchey on both is Sunday win and overall title: “Well, I came into this round kind of behind the eight-ball. I knew I needed to win first or second in the round after the way it kind of unfolded. I was lucky enough to go last so I knew what I needed to do and it all kind of just fell into place, both the event win today and the overall ERA tie-down (roping) championship.”
  • Tie-Down Roping Round 3 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Shane Hanchey, Sulpher, LA, 7.05
      • 2nd Cooper Martin, Alma, KS, 7.21
      • 3rd Cody Ohl, Hico, TX, 7.38*
      • 3rd Marty Yates, Stephenville, TX 7.38*
  • Tie-Down Roping Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Shane Hanchey, Sulpher, LA, 3650
      • 2nd Caleb Smidt, Bellville, TX, 3425
      • 3rd Marty Yates, Stephenville, TX, 3325
Bareback Riding
Like the grand finale of a fireworks display, Sunday’s bareback riding competition didn’t disappoint as the fans were brought to their feet not only by the podium trio of Dent (1st), Oregon’s Bobby Mote (2nd) Utah’s Kaycee Feild (3rd), but also by the final retirement run of longtime great rodeo star Ryan Gray. Dent’s 86-point run on the bucking horse they dubbed “Smack Daddy” was the weekend’s second-highest score, and easily the day’s top scoring bareback ride.Said Dent on both his event win and overall title: “I was just trying to stay calm and get a good seat before I nodded, things just worked out well after that. And on the title, it feels great. Just competing against the best guys in the world everyday just makes you better, and I’m humbled and feel blessed to be able to beat those guys. It’s unbelievable.”

  • Bareback Riding Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Stock, Score
      • 1st Steven Dent, Mullen, NE, Smack Daddy, 86
      • 2nd Bobby Mote, Culver, OR, Rodeo Beyond, 84
      • 3rd Kaycee Field, Spanish Fork, UT, Painted Brush, 83.5
  • Bareback Riding Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Steven Dent, Mullen, NE, 4337.5
      • 2nd Kaycee Field, Spanish Fork, UT, 3837.5
      • 3rd Austin Foss, Terrebonne, OR, 3300

Mote would wrap up the much talked about 2016 ERA tour and highly successful World Championship in Dallas by saying, “This wasn’t just the end of our first ever ERA season, but the beginning of something bigger in the sport of professional rodeo. Ten or 20 years from now we’ll be looking back at this moment realizing this is where it all started.”

For more information about the 2016 ERA World Championship and the ERA Premier Tour, including the announcement of the upcoming 2017 tour dates, please visit www.erarodeo.com.

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☛ ERA Finals 11-13–16

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

 

ERA World Championship Rodeo Scores Big at the American Airline Center

 

Sunday’s finale set for 2 p.m.

 

Press release from ERA
Nov. 13, 2016

The penultimate round of the inaugural 2016 Elite Rodeo Athlete (ERA) World Championship played out in front of a full house at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas klast night as athletes and animal athletes, celebrating the great Texas heritage of rodeo, brought the crowd to their feet in pursuit of the $1,000,000 ERA purse.

Sunday’s ERA World Championship final, set for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the American Airlines Center, will decide the best-of-the-best in the all-star field of rodeo stars, featuring 87 of the sport’s top athletes and, collectively, 135 World Championships – with eight more to be added to that list on Sunday.

“The support of Dallas’ rodeo fans tonight was incredible. And that was most evident in the action on the floor as the fans’ enthusiasm elevated the performances of both athletes and animals alike,” said Bobby Mote, ERA Interim President and Bareback Riding Athlete. “And if tonight’s event at the American Airlines Center was any indication, we’re in for a good ‘ol Texas roof raiser tomorrow!”

Fans again packed the American Airlines Center some 90 minutes prior to the 7 p.m. start of the competition, mingling with the athletes on the rodeo floor, snapping selfies and scoring autographs – a fan-friendly event exclusive to ERA rodeo.

Competition results:

Bull riding
Overall, the bulls – with names like “Bushwacked,” “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Alabama High Test” – won the war, auguring in ten of 13 cowboys into the bright red Texas dirt. But of the three eight-second survivors, Oregon’s Cody Campbell won the battle with his bull dubbed “Comfortably Numb,” and was crowned the ERA World Championship Saturday night bull riding champion.

Said Campbell: “Last night I came up a little short, I had a really good bull, but I let him throw me off and I shouldn’t have, so I was coming in tonight with a vengeance. I wasn’t gonna let that happen again and had a really good bull, got him rode and feel great about winning the round at the first ERA Championship, so that’s pretty awesome.”

  • Bull Riding Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Stock, Score
      • 1st Cody Campbell, Summerville, OR, Alligator Arms, 82
      • 2nd Jory Markiss, Redmond, OR, Sniper, 81.5
      • 3rd Beau Hill, Columbia Falls, MT, War Party, 72
  • Bull Riding Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Cody Campbell, Summerville, OR,2125
      • 2nd Beau Hill, Columbia Falls, MT, 2000
      • 3rd Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, TX,1850

Steer Wrestling
The stocked field of ERA Steer Wrestlers squared off again on the floor of the American Airlines Center and it was Oklahoma’s Stockton Graves taking top honors on Saturday night, bulldogging and then throwing his steer to the ground in a lightning-quick 3.76 seconds – just two/tenths of a second ahead of 2nd place Kyle Irwin (Alabama). More importantly, with the win Stockton moved ahead of Bray Armes (Pilot Point) into 1st place in the overall steer wrestling standings with one round remaining.

Said Graves: “You know, we are making history right here and to be a part of it is an honor, and then to do good and have success is just that much more on top. So it’s really exciting and, like I said, it’s just an honor to be here.”

  • Steer Wrestling Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Stockton Graves, Alva, OK, 3.76
      • 2nd Sean Mulligan, Coleman, OK, 3.94
      • 3rd Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, AL, 3.99
  • Steer Wrestling Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Stockton Graves, Alva, OK, 2787.5
      • 2nd Bray Armes, Pilot Point, TX, 2600
      • 3rd Tyler Pearson, Independence, LA, 2475

Team Roping
For the second straight night on the floor of the American Airlines Center the duo of Clay Tryan (Montana) and Jade Corkill (Nevada) took top honors in the team roping, topping the 2nd place team of Chad Masters and Travis Graves by a couple tenths, 3.94 second to 4.07. Lots of quick times made up for Friday’sjitters as many teams scored in the four-second range. Tryan and Corkhill extended their lead in the overall ERA World Championship point chase, taking a substantial lead into Sunday’s final.

Said Corkill: “It’s just the same as every time, we have to do our job on every steer we run. So I try not to really worry about what else is going on. I know I have to catch to win and that’s what we are trying to do.”

  • Team Roping Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Tryan/Corkill, Plentywood, MT/Fallon, NV, 3.94
      • 2nd Masters/Graves, Clarksville, TN/Jay, OK, 4.07
      • 3rd Driggers/Nogueira, Albany, GA/Scottsdale, AZ, 4.20
  • Team Roping Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Tryan/Corkill, Plentywood, MT/Fallon, NV, 3550
      • 2nd Begay/O’Brien Cooper, Winslow, AZ/Gardnerville, NV, 2800
      • 3rd Driggers/Nogueira, Albany, GA/Scottsdale, AZ, 2575

Saddle Bronc
Wyoming’s Chet Johnson, aboard the horse they call (Bond) “James Bond,” flashed spurs from the time the gate ripped all the way to the eight-second buzzer, wowing both the fans and judges alike and being rewarded with Saturday’s top saddle bronc score of 85.0. Following Johnson in 2nd place at 84 points was Wade Sundell and then World Championship race leader, Cort Scheer came in third with an 82.5.

Said Johnson: “I had a terrible regular season, didn’t ride very good to come into the finals and (I) kind get redemption for my rest of the season tonight. It’s feeling pretty good and to win against these guys it’s a heck of an accomplishment. For Sunday I’ve just do the same thing try to go after that round cause that’s my only hope and you know you gotta go for first. These guys aren’t going to sit on their heels you know, so you gotta be aggressive and just give it your all.”

  • Saddle Bronc Riding Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Stock, Score
      • 1st Chet Johnson, Douglas, WY, James Bond, 85
      • 2nd Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IA, Lunatic Nation, 84
      • 3rd  Cort Scheer, Elsmere, NE, Lunatic, 82.5
  • Saddle Bronc Riding Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Cort Scheer, Elsmere, NE, 3562.5
      • 2nd Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, Canada, 3037.5
      • 3rd Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IA, 2725

Barrel Racing
ERA Last Chance Qualifier, Kassie Mowry (Dublin) did it again, rocketing out of the chute and past the world’s best barrel racers – capturing 1st place for the second night in a row at the American Airlines Center. Mowry’s 13.028 edged overall ERA season point leader Lisa Lockhart, who raced to a 13.106 time.

Said Mowry: “I guess nobody is more surprised than I am. I tried so hard to qualify through  Mesquite (qualifying round) and it’s just that my horse is young and new to rodeo. He kind of had an ‘Oops’ on one of my runs, and I made it back through the jackpot in Dallas. I’m just surprised that he is doing so well with this big crowd and all this stuff going on. I never would have expected it, but I know he is capable of running the times, so I am just so proud of him to be handling this.”

  • Barrel Racing Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Kassie Mowry, Dublin, TX, 13.028
      • 2nd Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD, 13.106
      • 3rd Kassidy Denison, Tohatchi, NM, 13.132
  • Barrel Racing Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD, 3425
      • 2nd Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, TX, 2637.5
      • 3rd Kassidy Denison, Tohatchi, NM, 2512.5

Tie-Down Roping
Straight out of Stephenville, Marty Yates brought the Dallas crowd to its feet in the American Airlines Center with an ERA tour record 6.67 second effort in tie-down roping (topping Tuf Cooper’s previous record of 6.84 at the Days of 47 Rodeo in Utah). Just 22 years old and roping with his heroes on the ERA tour, Yates has come into his own and will be a formidable opponent for years to come in the sport. Shane Hanchey was able to hold onto the overall ERA season lead, but barely. In one of the closest races on the tour, Hanchey, Caleb Smidt and Tuf Cooper all have an equal shot at the title tomorrow.

Said Yates: “You know I just came over here to Dallas this week to do as best as I could and it’s turned out to be good. I’ve had luck in both rounds so we’ll just go at ‘em again tomorrow and see how it all turns out.”

  • Tie-Down Roping Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Marty Yates, Stephenville, TX, 6.67
      • 2nd Cody Ohl, Hico, TX, 7.44
      • 3rd Cooper Martin, Alma, KS, 7.45
  • Tie-Down Roping Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Shane Hanchey, Sulpher, LA, 2600
      • 2nd Caleb Smidt, Bellville, TX, 2475
      • 3rd Tuf Cooper, Decatur, TX, 2225

Bareback Riding
Drawing the horse “Shady Lounge,” Oregon’s Austin Foss topped out on a thrilling field of bareback riding athletes and animal athletes to complete Saturday’s competition. Foss’ score of 86.5, coupled with Steven Dent’s 2ndplace finish, created a bottleneck at the top of the overall ERA series point chase as Dent and Kaycee Feild both have 2837.5 points, with Bobby Mote close behind in 3rd with 2500.

Said Foss: “Feels pretty good coming out here and competing with all of the best guys in the world and to have that in your mind and be on top is probably one of the best feelings a guy can have. And also it’s not just always them we are competing against, it’s that animal. And tonight that animal was a good one. It’s not every day you get an animal like that, so you’ve gotta capitalize on it.”

  • Bareback Riding Round 2 Event Results:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Stock, Score
      • 1st Austin Foss, Terrebonne, OR, Shady Lounge, 86.5
      • 2nd Steven Dent, Mullen, NE, Lizard Back, 85
      • 3rd Will Lowe, Canyon, TX, 82.5
  • Bareback Riding Event World Standings:
    • Place, Name, Hometown, Score
      • 1st Steven Dent, Mullen, NE, 2837.5
      • 2nd Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, UT, 2837.5
      • 3rd Bobby Mote, Culver, OR, 2500

Tickets for the three-day competition start at $31 and can be purchased online at www.Tickemaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, at the American Airlines Center Box Office or Ticketmaster kiosks located inside Fiesta Foods, Macy’s, Walmart, and the Shops at Willow Bend Mall. Tickets subject to additional fees. The final competition begins at at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.
For more information about the 2016 ERA World Championship and the ERA Premier Tour, visit www.erarodeo.com.

 

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☛ National Finals Steer Roping 11-13–16

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PATTERSON STAYS IN DRIVER’S SEAT AT NFSR

 

Press release from ERA
Nov. 13, 2016

 

MULVANE, Kan. - Rocky Patterson defined efficiency on opening night of the 2016 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping Friday, Nov. 11.

And that consistency placed a fourth gold buckle within reach for the Pratt, Kan., cowboy.

Patterson placed in all five rounds and won $22,099, the most of any contestant on Day 1 at the Kansas Star Arena.

“Things went good for me and I had some good steers,” said Patterson, who won gold buckles in 2009-10 and 2012. “But, you can’t just sit back and be in the average. It has been my experience watching rodeos for over 30 years that if you want to win a gold buckle you better be in line for things in Round 10.”

After the first half of this year’s NFSR concluded, Patterson was atop the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $107,016. He has a $22,742 lead over his traveling partner, Chet Herren. The NFSR concludes Saturday with the final five rounds.

Patterson’s top two efforts Friday were a second-place finish in Round 1 (11.0 seconds) and third in Round 5 (9.4 seconds).

“My plan for (Saturday) is the same thing,” said Patterson, who’ll be 51 on Nov. 24. “You’ve just got to keep going at ‘em. People can talk about how my experience here (at the NFSR) can help me, but those steers don’t give a darn how old I am, and how many steers I’ve tied. It would be big if I could win another gold buckle, because it seems like I’ve worked harder for this one than the others, but this isn’t over yet.”

While Patterson showed why he’s considered one of the best steer ropers of all time, Guy “The Legend” Allen gave the fans a blast from the past.

Allen is a 33-time qualifier for the NFSR, and has won 18 steer roping gold buckles, a PRCA single-event record. He last qualified for the NFSR in 2008, and now has added another line to his ultra-impressive resume.

Allen won Round 5 with a blistering 8.3-second time, tying the fastest run in NFSR history with Cash Myers (2006) and Jess Tierney (2015).

“That was special,” said Allen, 58. “I had a hard night, but that sure made it a lot better. The rounds are tough and the guys here are the best in the world, and you can’t hold back. I got a good one and he waited for me and it just worked.”

JoJo LeMond set the pace early –  winning Round 1 with a 10.2-second time and Round 2 in 10.1 seconds.

By virtue of winning Round 2, LeMond also won the Colby Goodwin Award. The Second Go-Round Award is given in honor of the late Goodwin, who passed away after being injured during the ninth round of the 1999 NFSR.  LeMond’s magic stopped in Rounds 3-5, as he recorded no times.

“I’m just taking it one steer at a time, and I’m going as fast as I can,” LeMond said. “Things are going to go wrong when you go that fast, but when it does go right, it is worth more than $9,100.”

Cody Lee ($21,152) and LeMond ($18,311) were the second and third high-money winners behind Patterson on opening night. Lee won Round 3 (10.2 seconds) and Vin Fisher Jr. (9.6 seconds) was the Round 4 champ.

 

2016 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping

Here are the results from Friday at the Kansas Star Arena:

Round 1: 1. JoJo LeMond, 10.2 seconds, $9,155; 2, Rocky Patterson, 11.0 seconds, $7,577; 3, Cody Lee, 12.7 seconds, $5,998; 4. Chet Herren, 14.6, $4,420; 5. Jess Tierney, 17.9 seconds, $2,841; 6. Jason Evans, 21.2 seconds, $1,579

Round 2: 1. JoJo LeMond, 10.1, $9,155; 2. Marty Jones, 10.6 seconds, $7,577; 3. Jason Evans, 10.9, $5,998; 4. Cody Lee, 11.1, $4,420; 5. Rocky Patterson, 11.7, $2,841; 6. Scott Snedecor, 12.1, $1,579

Round 3: 1. Cody Lee, 10.2, $9,155; 2. Troy Tillard, 11.4 seconds, $7,577; 3. Chet Herren, 11.9 seconds, $5,998; 4. Jason Evans, 12.2, $4,420; 5. Rocky Patterson, 12.9, $2,841; 6. (tie), Jess Tierney, 13.3, $789; Shay Good, 13.3, $789

Round 4: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.6 seconds, $9,155; 2. Jess Tierney, 10.2, $7,577; 3. Scott Snedecor, 12.7, $5,998; 4. Chet Herren, 13.2, $4,420; 5. Rocky Patterson, 14.8, $2,841; Cody Lee, 19.9 seconds, $1,579

Round 5: 1. Guy Allen, *8.3, $9,155; 2. J.P. Wickett, 9.3, $7,577; 3. Rocky Patterson, 9.4, $5,998; 4. Chris Glover, 9.5, $2,841; 5, Jason Evans, 9.8, $2,841; 6. Vin Fisher, 10.5, $1,579

*Tied the fastest run in NFSR history (Cash Myers, 2006; Jess Tierney, 2015).

2016 Clem McSpadden NFSR

Average leaders (after Rounds 1 through Round 5): 1. Rocky Patterson, 59.8/5 head; 2, Cody Lee, 65.8/5; 3, Jess Tierney, 71.6/5; 4. Chet Herren, 73.9/5; 5. Jason Evans, 54.1/4; 6, Scott Snedecor, 63.6/4; 7. J. Tom Fisher, 46.8/3; 8. Vin Fisher, Jr., 47.0/3; 9. JoJo LeMond, 20.3/2; 10. Guy Allen, 21.1/2; 11. Marty Jones, 22.5/2; 12. J.P. Wickett, 22.9/2; 13. Chris Glover, 9.5/1; 14. Troy Tillard, 11.4/1; 15. Shay Good, 13.3/1

WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings,

(Unofficial standings after the completion of first 5 rounds of NFSR): 1. Rocky Patterson, $107,016; 2. Chet Herren, $84,274; 3. Cody Lee, $75,956; 4. Jason Evans, $74,657; 5. Vin Fisher, Jr., $63,283; 6. Jess Tierney, $62,732; 7. JoJo LeMond, $59,771; 8. Scott Snedecor, $59,431; 9. J. Tom Fisher, $57,571; 10. Shay Good, $53,249; 11. Troy Tillard, $53,075; 12. J.P. Wickett, $51,359; 13. Guy Allen, $49,263; 14. Chris Glover, $46,289; 15. Marty Jones, $46,227

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☛ Million-dollar ERA Finals 11-13–16

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

MILLION DOLLAR INAUGURAL ERA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

 

ATHLETES AND ANIMAL ATHLETES SHINE AT OPENING NIGHT 

 

 

Press release from ERA
Nov. 12, 2016

 

The million dollar inaugural Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) World Championship – America’s new professional rodeo tour, featuring 87 of the sport’s top athletes and, collectively, 135 World Championships – opened three nights of action on the American Airlines Center floor on Friday.

 

Top bull riders, steer wrestlers, team ropers, saddle and bareback bronc riders, barrel racers and tie-down ropers all descended upon the Big D this weekend to decide – on two million pounds of dirt packed on top of the Mavs’ & Stars’ hallowed playing surfaces – the season-long, 11 tour stops of rodeo across the western U.S. in one action-packed weekend of competition.

 

“A heck of night of competition – with two more to go,” said Bobby Mote, Interim President of ERA and Bareback Riding Athlete. “Dallas has such a storied history of rodeo and the ERA’s extremely pleased to bring the World Championship back to town.”

 

Fans poured into the American Airlines Center some 90 minutes prior to the 7 p.m. start of the competition, mingling with the athletes on the rodeo floor, snapping selfies and scoring autographs – a fan-friendly event exclusive to ERA rodeo.

 

Competition results:

Bull riding

Drawing the bull “Doc Mosely” out of the fourth starting spot, Lubbock’s Chandler Bownds, was able to put up an early top score – that would stick through the 15-rider field. The round one win gave Bownds enough points to move into the lead of the ERA World Championship standings.

 

Said Bownds: “Good bull, Doc Mosely. Started out left, went around right. Not the best get-off, but made it out safely. Felt good to be out here in front of this great crowd at the American Airlines Center.”

 

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas, Doc Mosley, 85

2nd Zack Oakes, Tolar, Texas, King Buck, 83.5

3rd Cannon Cravens,Porum, Okla., Delco, 79.5

 

Steer Wrestling

The defensive linemen of ERA’s rodeo tour, the steers didn’t stand a chance on Friday night on the floor of the American Airlines Center. Local Texan Bray Armes (Pilot Point) threw his steer the fastest, bringing the several hundred pound steer onto his back in just under four seconds (3.97). Armes would be the only contestant to crack the four-second barrier of the evening, garnering the event win.

 

Said Armes: “Everybody bulldogged great tonight. I just had a good start and did my job after that.”

 

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Bray Armes, Pilot Point, Texas, 3.97 seconds

2nd Hunter Cure, Holiday, Texas, 4.16

3rd Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 4.21

 

 

Team Roping

The duo of Clay Tryan (Plentywood, Mont.) and Jade Corkill (Fallon, Nev.) were consistent and fast – two qualities fans have come to expect in the ERA team roping. Their time of 4.05 seconds was well out in front of second place, and pushed them ahead of Derrick Begay and Clay O’Brien Cooper who were winning the championship race coming into the night.

 

Said Corkill: “I thought we made a good run, but I wasn’t sure if it’d be good enough for first, but I guess it was better than I thought.

 

Team Roping

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Tryan/Corkill, Plentywood, Mont./Fallon, Nev., 4.05 seconds

2nd Driggers/Nogueira, Albany, Ga./Scottsdale, Ariz., 4.48

3rd Begay/Cooper, Winslow, Ariz./Gardenerville, Nev., 4.63

 

Saddle Bronc

Nebraska’s Cort Scheer, aboard the horse “Good Times,” put up an exciting 85.5 score that was well out in front of the rest of the competition. Scheer’s ride went nearly the length of the arena and gave the crowd a great show with his classic riding style.

 

Said Scheer: “The place was electric tonight. Lots of good spur runs. Definitely had a good time and pleased I was able to win here at the first ERA World Championship at the American Airlines Center.”

 

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., Good Times, 85.5

2nd Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., Shining Mountain, 82

3rd Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, Can., Show Biz, 82

 

Barrel Racing

Dublin’s Kassie Mowry qualified for the ERA World Championship this past Wednesday through a Last Chance Qualifier competition that took place at Fair Park in Dallas. The qualifying competition progressed the top two barrel racers, giving them a chance to compete against the best in the world. Mowry showed up as an underdog, but quickly made her mark. She drew the No. 1 starting spot and set the pace for the night with a time of 12.91 seconds. Mowry’s time would hold up as the only sub 13-second run, gaining her the win in the highly-talented field.

 

Said Mowry: “Everything happened just so fast. I was just trying to stay in the middle of my horse and let him do his job.”

 

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas, 12.91

2nd Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas, 13.05

3rd Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 13.06

 

Tie-Down Roping

Texan Caleb Smidt was the only cowboy to break the seven-second barrier on Friday, putting together an impressive run at just 6.95 seconds. The win gave him enough points to shorten Shane Hanchey’s sizable lead down to just 225 points. With two more round of competition at 650 points per round, the tie-down roping points race just got real interesting.

 

Said Smidt: “I had a great run, had a good calf and my horse was awesome. Definitely looking forward to tomorrow night here in Dallas.”

 

Tie-Down Roping

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, 6.95

2nd Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, 7.23

3rd  Cimmaron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 7.27

 

Bareback Bronc

One of the discipline’s all-time greats, Wes Stevenson (Kaufman), went for a wild one on his horse “Dairy Day,” scoring an 82.5 for the win over Kaycee Feild and Ryan Gray (who announced his retirement from the sport following this Sunday’s ERA World Championship finale).

 

Said Stevenson: “I felt things went well. Dairy Day comes from a great breeder and great family. Horses like that help cowboys show off really well. You know what they say, you’re only as good as the one you dance with.”

 

Place, NameHometownStockScore

1st Wes Stevenson, Kaufman, Texas, Dairy Day, 82.5

2nd Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, Pin Ball Girl, 81.0*

2nd Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., Lunatic Clown, 81.0*

*Tie

 

 

Tickets for the three-day competition start at $31 and can be purchased online at www.Tickemaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, at the American Airlines Center Box Office or Ticketmaster kiosks located inside Fiesta Foods, Macy’s, Walmart, and the Shops at Willow Bend Mall. Tickets subject to additional fees. The competition begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.

For more information about the 2016 ERA World Championship and the ERA Premier Tour, visit www.erarodeo.com. Fans can catch the action live on FloSports.com‘s www.FloRodeo.com.

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