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☛ ProRodeo Hall Of Fame 5-2-16

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

FIVE WORLD CHAMPS HIGHLIGHT PRORODEO HALL OF FAME

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 2, 2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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☛ Rodeo News 4-17-16

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

RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
April 17, 2016

 

O’Connell captures RNCFR national title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Gray makes successful trip to Logandale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 11, 2016

 

All-around

1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $35,883

2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 20,959

3 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 19,842

4 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 19,284

5 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 15,519

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

7 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 10,981

8 Cord Spradley, Waycross, Ga. 7,332

 

Bareback Riding

1 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba $52,795

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

3 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 43,608

4 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 41,497

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

6 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 30,259

7 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 29,217

8 Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 24,771

9 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 22,221

10 Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 18,320

11 Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas 16,936

12 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 15,518

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

14 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 15,137

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

16 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 13,972

17 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 13,548

18 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 13,207

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

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

 

Steer Wrestling

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

2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 33,827

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

4 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 29,645

5 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 26,824

6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 24,969

7 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 24,059

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

9 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 18,252

10 Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 17,753

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

12 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 17,503

13 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 17,308

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

15 Logan Gledhill, Huntsville, Texas 14,360

16 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 14,129

17 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 13,850

18 Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. 12,627

19 Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 12,432

20 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 12,248

 

Team Roping (header)

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

2 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 32,109

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

4 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 24,536

5 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 23,318

6 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 22,672

7 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,784

8 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 20,394

9 Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 20,379

10 Zac Small, Welch, Okla. 20,230

11 Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas 19,300

12 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 15,856

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

14 Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif. 15,218

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

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

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

18 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 13,638

19 Rowdy Rieken, Arp, Texas 13,360

20 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 13,252

 

Team Roping (heeler)

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

2 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 31,666

3 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 24,506

4 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 22,672

5 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 21,810

6 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,784

7 Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas 19,575

8 Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 19,094

9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 18,553

10 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 18,462

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

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

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

14 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 14,775

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

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

17 Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 12,616

18 Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas 11,887

19 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 11,754

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

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $55,375

2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 49,556

3 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 43,493

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

5 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 35,224

6 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 32,530

7 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 29,581

8 Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan. 16,013

9 Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 15,672

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

11 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 15,365

12 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 14,712

13 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 13,510

14 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 13,283

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

16 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 13,024

17 Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla. 13,020

18 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 12,746

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

20 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 11,431

 

Tie-down Roping

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

2 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 40,055

3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 30,572

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 28,642

5 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 25,922

6 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 24,710

7 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 24,684

8 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 18,605

9 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 18,338

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

11 Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala. 16,968

12 Justin Macha, Needville, Texas 16,748

13 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 16,009

14 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 15,919

15 Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas 15,694

16 Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas 14,968

17 Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta 13,343

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

19 Houston Hutto, New Waverly, Texas 11,808

20 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 11,252

 

Steer Roping

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

2 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 22,896

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

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

5 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 19,354

6 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 17,975

7 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 17,660

8 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 16,797

9 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 14,733

10 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 14,394

11 Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas 14,392

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

13 Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas 13,683

14 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 12,507

15 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 11,061

16 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 9,979

17 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 9,187

18 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 8,966

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

20 Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas 8,084

 

Bull Riding

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

2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,099

3 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 38,080

4 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 30,605

5 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas 30,214

6 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 30,100

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

8 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 27,239

9 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 25,310

10 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 23,823

11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 22,595

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

13 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 20,774

14 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 20,625

15 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 18,781

16 Cody Johansen, Kersey, Colo. 18,672

17 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 18,585

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

19 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 17,804

20 Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho 17,623

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (April 11, 2016)

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

 

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

2 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 58,533

3 Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas 48,323

4 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 40,188

5 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo. 37,421

6 Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas 31,956

7 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 30,699

8 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 30,657

9 Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla. 30,007

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

11 Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 28,096

12 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah 24,605

13 Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash. 22,936

14 Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas 22,395

15 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 21,151

16 Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif. 19,291

17 Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla. 19,242

18 Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas 18,069

19 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 18,008

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

 

2016 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through April 11, 2016

 

Bareback Riding

1 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba $29,555

2 Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 18,136

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

4 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 12,003

5 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 10,158

6 Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas 8,839

7 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 8,697

8 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 7,840

9 Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta 6,665

10 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 6,095

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

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

13 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 3,992

14 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 3,937

15 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 3,422

Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas 3,422

 

Steer Wrestling

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

2 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 21,506

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

4 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 12,617

5 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 11,528

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

7 Tommy Cook, Waller, Texas 7,378

8 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 6,789

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

10 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 6,322

11 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 5,554

12 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 4,348

13 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 3,992

14 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 3,849

15 Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 3,567

 

Team Roping-Header

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

2 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 15,453

3 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 15,054

4 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta 13,333

5 Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas 11,405

6 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 10,906

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

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

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

10 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 5,718

11 Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah 5,631

12 Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 4,919

13 Thad Ward, Howell, Utah 4,780

14 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 4,776

15 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 4,627

 

Team Roping-Heeler

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

2 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 15,453

3 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 13,333

4 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 11,817

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

6 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 10,906

7 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 10,122

8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 7,285

9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 6,659

10 Chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho 6,629

11 Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb. 5,631

12 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 4,919

13 Olin Pulham, Payson, Utah 4,780

14 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 4,776

15 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 4,627

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

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

2 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 19,126

3 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 17,111

4 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 10,336

5 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 9,076

6 Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 8,116

7 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 7,479

8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 7,200

9 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 6,909

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

11 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas 5,596

12 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 5,239

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

14 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 4,740

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

 

Tie-down Roping

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

2 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 18,457

3 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 14,536

4 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 11,549

5 Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas 10,300

6 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 10,256

7 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 9,350

8 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 9,329

9 Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 6,851

10 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 6,842

11 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 6,126

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

13 Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 4,705

14 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 4,420

15 Robert Mathis, Mart, Texas 4,277

 

Bull Riding

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

2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 14,750

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

4 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 7,611

5 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 5,988

6 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 5,560

7 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 5,489

8 Pistol Robinson, Coolidge, Texas 4,919

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 4,919

10 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 4,400

11 Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia 3,992

Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas 3,992

13 Rocky McDonald, Colonia Juarez, 3,849

14 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 3,594

15 Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah 3,401

 

8. 2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through April 11, 2016

 

1 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas $23,009

2 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 22,278

3 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 15,942

4 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 12,097

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

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

7 John Young, Orient, Iowa 10,019

8 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 9,770

9 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 9,375

10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 9,254

11 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 9,135

12 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 8,995

13 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 8,122

14 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 8,017

15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,486

16 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 6,768

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

18 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 5,556

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

20 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 5,092

 

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

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT? YOUR JOB OR RODEO?

 

TEXAS AG COMMISSIONER HASN’T FIGURED IT OUT

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
April 11, 2016

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller
Fort Worth Star Telegram photo

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARGED WITH FEDERAL SECURITIES FRAUD

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 4-5-16

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
April 5, 2016

 

The election results are in for the PRCA Executive Councils, with the winners serving a two-year term which began April 1. 2015 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Jacobs Crawley was elected as that event’s new rep, and Troy Weekley is the new rodeo committee at-large rep. The other seven categories saw incumbents given new terms, including Darrell Petry (steer wrestling), J.P. Wickett (steer roping), Benje Bendele (contract personnel, announcer/music director), Dustin Brewer (contract personnel, barrelman), Steve Gander (rodeo committee $10,000 or less), Keith Martin (rodeo committee $50,000 or more) and T.J. Korkow and Mike Corey (stock contractors).

 

The Wrangler Network will be live streaming all the action from the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla. The coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) April 7-9, and at 2:30 p.m. (ET) April 10. Log on to www.wranglernetwork.com to watch.

 

The “Casey Tibbs – America’s Cowboy” exhibit, a collection of memorabilia, clothing, awards and artifacts of the legendary cowboy Casey Tibbs, opened April 1 in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s 101 Gallery. Tibbs, who died Jan. 28, 1990, won a record six world saddle bronc riding titles, and nine overall gold buckles. His prowess in the arena made him the living symbol of the Western icon, a cowboy on a bucking horse, for over a decade. Tibbs served on every administrative board in the RCA during his era. A statue of Tibbs riding the well-known bronc Necktie stands outside the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. The exhibit will be up until September.

 

Members of the Lewis and Clark County (Mont.) Fairgrounds board voted March 30 to request the county commission name the outdoor rodeo arena the Greg Kesler Arena. Kesler, stock contractor for the Last Chance Stampede rodeo, died Feb. 1 while at the family’s residence in Alberta, Canada. He had a strong connection to the area, as he kept some of his livestock in Lewis and Clark County. The Last Chance Stampede committee in Helena first proposed the idea.

 

The Rodeo of the Ozarks in Springdale, Ark., is changing its dates. “The last full weekend in June” will be the new home for the rodeo each year, according to Rick Culver, the rodeo’s executive director. This year’s rodeo will be June 22-25 at Parsons Stadium in Springdale, a change from the July 1-4 schedule of the past.

 

The Reno (Nev.) Rodeo is donating 29,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the state. “We have a formal partnership with K.I.D.S., which stands for kids in distressed situations,” said Clara Andriola, executive director of the Reno Rodeo Foundation. “What’s special about these shoes is we have paint markers, and they can personalize and decorate their shoes and really create an experience of ownership.” The April 1 distribution was for kids in foster care, but this weekend any child between the ages of 2-12 is welcome to head down to the Livestock Events Center and pick up a new pair. The shoes are going to kids in 14 northern Nevada counties.

 

Longtime Clovis City Council Member Harry Armstrong will lead the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo Parade as the Grand Marshal. Though a longtime member of the Clovis Rodeo Association, the 86-year-old Armstrong is best known in the community for his many years on the Clovis City Council – all 46 of them. First elected to the council in 1970, Armstrong has consistently won reelection since then for a total of 11 uninterrupted terms in office, serving as mayor five times along the way, all of which make him the longest-tenured elected official in California.

 

The California Rodeo Salinas bumper sticker contest is back, and fans are encouraged to take pictures when they find the yellow bumper sticker along their travels and submit them for a chance to win. Submit your photos to mlinquist@carodeo.com with “Bumper Sticker Contest” in the subject line for a chance to win a digital camera donated by Best Buy. The California Rodeo Salinas’ marketing committee will vote on the best photo and choose a winner. The contest is open now through June 6, with the winner notified by June 17. Bumper stickers can be obtained for free at the California Rodeo Salinas Office.

 

California Rodeo Salinas is also presenting a coloring contest for children in third and fourth grade. The contest began April 1, and the coloring sheet is available at Home Depot at 1890 N. Davis Rd. in Salinas, and at the California Rodeo Office, or via download at www.carodeo.com/events/2016/coloring-contest. Children can draw their favorite events in the arena at the California Rodeo Salinas or whatever image they choose in the blank area on the entry form. Entries are due by June 1. The three finalists will each receive three tickets to the 2016 California Rodeo Salinas July 21 performance. The grand prize winner will be announced by June 15, and will receive two additional tickets.

 

Former bull rider Jimmy Crowther of Roxbury, Kan., has been chosen to be on the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo’s 2016 commemorative buckle. After riding bulls for several years, Crowther began a stock contracting firm called JC Rodeo Co. in 1979. In 2004, he partnered with Jerry Nelson to form Frontier Rodeo Company. About four years later, he began his own company – New Frontier Rodeo.

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

     Unofficial through April 4, 2016

 

All-around

1

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

$34,511

2

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

20,959

3

Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas

19,842

4

Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.

15,519

5

Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah

13,824

6

Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.

13,421

7

Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.

9,903

8

Cord Spradley, Waycross, Ga.

7,332

Bareback Riding

1

Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

$45,986

2

Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.

45,647

3

Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa

43,608

4

Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas

41,497

5

R.C. Landingham, Paso Robles, Calif.

34,883

6

Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah

29,217

7

Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah

24,771

8

Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta

24,700

9

Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.

22,221

10

Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif.

18,320

11

Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta

15,518

12

Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

15,201

13

Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan

15,137

14

J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.

15,067

15

Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas

14,953

16

Evan Jayne, Marseille, France

13,972

17

Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.

13,548

18

George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont.

13,205

19

Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La.

12,377

20

Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.

12,158

Steer Wrestling

1

Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.

$37,112

2

Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.

30,416

3

Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas

29,645

4

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.

26,824

5

Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.

25,136

6

Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas

21,506

7

Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.

20,486

8

Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D.

18,934

9

Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark.

18,252

10

Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont.

17,753

11

Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.

17,503

12

Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D.

16,640

13

Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

15,333

14

Logan Gledhill, Huntsville, Texas

14,360

15

Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah

14,129

16

Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.

13,850

17

Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.

12,627

18

Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.

12,432

19

Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.

12,248

20

K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas

12,052

Team Roping (header)

1

Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta

$32,109

2

Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.

30,130

3

Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.

25,459

4

Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.

24,536

5

Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta

22,567

6

Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas

21,784

7

Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas

20,379

8

Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas

19,300

9

Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

19,091

10

Zac Small, Welch, Okla.

17,370

11

JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas

17,157

12

Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif.

15,218

13

Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.

15,108

14

Jacob Dagenhart, Statesville, N.C.

14,900

15

Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla.

13,638

16

Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas

13,559

17

Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.

13,143

18

Adam Rose, Willard, Mo.

12,247

19

Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.

12,056

20

John Alley, Adams, Tenn.

11,754

Team Roping (heeler)

1

Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.

$31,666

2

Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.

31,419

3

Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah

24,506

4

Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

22,567

5

John Philipp, Washington, Texas

21,784

6

Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore.

19,094

7

Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas

18,462

8

Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.

17,583

9

Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas

16,715

10

Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas

15,316

11

Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.

14,900

12

Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas

14,775

13

Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.

13,794

14

Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.

13,638

15

Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.

13,631

16

Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas

12,616

17

Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.

11,754

18

Garrett Jess, Coulee City, Wash.

11,753

19

J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa

11,405

20

B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas

11,339

Saddle Bronc Riding

1

Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas

55,375

2

CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah

47,922

3

Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah

43,493

4

Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia

38,735

5

Jake Wright, Milford, Utah

34,229

6

Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba

31,040

7

Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah

29,581

8

Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas

15,672

9

Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta

15,365

10

Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan.

14,752

11

Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta

13,558

12

Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo.

13,510

13

Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.

13,283

14

Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

13,249

15

Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.

13,227

16

Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas

13,024

17

Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla.

13,020

18

Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.

12,746

19

Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.

11,431

20

Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.

11,295

Tie-down Roping

1

Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

$39,025

2

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.

38,096

3

Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.

28,642

4

Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas

26,660

5

Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.

24,684

6

Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

24,550

7

Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas

23,636

8

Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.

18,338

9

Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich.

17,689

10

Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala.

16,968

11

Justin Macha, Needville, Texas

16,748

12

Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas

16,009

13

Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas

15,919

14

Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas

15,694

15

Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas

14,968

16

Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.

13,002

17

Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas

12,904

18

Houston Hutto, New Waverly, Texas

11,808

19

Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta

10,900

20

Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta

10,891

Steer Roping

1

J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas

$33,826

2

Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.

22,896

3

Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.

21,372

4

Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas

15,982

5

Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas

15,739

6

Shay Good, Midland, Texas

14,583

7

Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.

14,307

8

Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas

13,936

9

Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.

13,896

10

Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas

11,061

11

Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas

11,005

12

Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.

10,515

13

Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas

9,979

14

Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.

8,966

15

Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas

8,845

16

J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.

8,100

17

Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas

8,084

18

Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas

7,643

19

Coy Thompson, Whitewood, S.D.

7,278

20

Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.

7,025

Bull Riding

1

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

$47,628

2

Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah

46,099

3

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

38,080

4

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

30,605

5

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

30,214

6

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

30,100

7

Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.

29,638

8

Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.

25,310

9

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

25,013

10

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

22,162

11

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

21,995

12

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

20,774

13

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

19,419

14

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

18,781

15

Cody Johansen, Kersey, Colo.

18,672

16

Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas

18,585

17

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

17,937

18

Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah

17,804

19

Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho

17,623

20

Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho

17,607

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (April 4, 2016)

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

 

1

Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla.

$78,795

2

Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.

58,533

3

Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas

46,460

4

Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas

40,001

5

Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo.

33,048

6

Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas

31,956

7

Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas

30,699

8

Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas

30,657

9

Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla.

30,007

10

Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Ariz.

28,313

11

Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.

28,096

12

Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash.

22,936

13

Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas

21,151

14

Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas

18,926

15

Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla.

18,742

16

Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas

18,069

17

Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah

18,053

18

Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas

18,008

19

Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif.

17,543

20

Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas

16,417

 

2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through April 4, 2016

 

1

Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas

$23,009

2

Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.

22,278

3

Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah

15,942

4

Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas

12,097

5

Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.

11,703

6

Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.

11,272

7

John Young, Orient, Iowa

10,019

8

Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.

9,770

9

Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas

9,375

10

Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.

9,254

11

Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho

9,135

12

Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.

8,995

13

Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.

8,122

14

Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

8,017

15

Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.

7,486

16

Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.

6,768

17

Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash.

6,103

18

Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.

5,556

19

Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.

5,189

20

Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas

5,092

 

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 3-31-16

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
March 31, 2016

John Hawkins, May 22, 1930-March 17, 2016

John (Johnny) Hawkins, a ProRodeo Hall of Famer and the 1963 Rodeo Cowboys Association bareback riding world champion, passed away March 17 in Eugene, Ore. He was 85.

 

Hawkins was a five-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier (1959-60, 1962-64). He was reserve world champion from 1957-59, finishing second to fellow ProRodeo Hall of Famer Jim Shoulders in 1957-58, with the margin being only $18 in ’57.

 

From 1955-64 – with the exception of 1961, when he was sidelined with a broken leg – Hawkins finished no worse than seventh in the world standings. He won NFR averages titles in 1962-63.

 

Hawkins was inducted with the inaugural class of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979. He was also inducted into the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame in 2015. He won the bareback riding title in Salinas in 1954, ’58, ’60, ’62 and ’68.

 

Before his rodeo career, Hawkins was a Quarter Horse jockey. In addition to bareback riding, he was also a bull rider and tie-down roper during his early years as an RCA competitor. After Hawkins stopped rodeoing, he trained horses and spent time making spurs. He also worked as a rodeo judge.

 

Hawkins is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Chris) Watkins and brother, Jimmie Hawkins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Earth Organization.org or Earth Organization, 4312 Talofa Ave., Toluca Lake, CA 91602.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail 

Joe Frost, a two-time WNFR bull rider and the 2014 Linderman Award winner, has a blood clot on the inside of his right thigh as a result of being stepped on by a bull. The 23-year-old is treating the clot with blood thinners, and will be out of competition for at least three months – including next month’s RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo – with the possibility of missing even more time.

 

Frost is scheduled to see a specialist in Salt Lake City June 24, and hopes to be back soon after. He’s trying to remain upbeat about his injury. “It’s frustrating, but the last two years, when I’ve had the most success in my career, I’ve had to deal with an injury at some point,” Frost said. “Whether it was two weeks with my shoulder, or being out six weeks because I got my knee scoped. The way I look at it, I guess it will make a better story if I have something to overcome, and if I had to pick a time of the year to sit out for three months, this would be it.” Frost is second in the world standings, trailing Sage Kimzey by less than $2,000.

 

Cotton Rosser, owner of Flying U Rodeo Company and a ProRodeo Hall of Famer, was inducted into the American Paint Horse Association Hall of Fame March 1 during a ceremony in Marysville, Calif. The APHA Hall of Fame, created in 2012, honors those who have contributed to the success of Paint horses. Rosser and Flying U Rodeo have bred more than 200 registered Paint horses, and Rosser often rides Paint horses at rodeos.

 

The Cotton Blossom Roundup in Nashville, Ga., hosted an Exceptional Rodeo March 24 to kick off the weekend. A total of 102 children attended the event, which included supervised horseback rides.

 

The Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame hosted the sixth annual Battle of the Bars competition in the Let’er Buck Room on March 4. The Battle of the Bars is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame.

 

“We owe a huge thank you to all of the bars that participated, as well as the community that came out to support this great cause,” said Cydney Curtis, publicity director and Battle of the Bars chairman.

 

“The community really stands behind this event, which is wonderful to see.” Seven local bars competed for the Best of West title and plaque. The winning bar was Crabby’s Underground Saloon with their “Sweet Pendleton Peach Tea.” The winning drink was a combination of Pendleton Whisky, peach schnapps, sweet tea, frozen peaches and mint leaves.

PRCA bull rider Blaine Tibbals is recovering after suffering head and facial injuries when he was bucked off Honeycutt Rodeo’s Mr. Magoo March 12 during the Avi River Stampede PRCA Rodeo in Fort Mohave, Ariz. Tibbals was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev., after the wreck, and was released from the Intensive Care Unit March 21.

 

“My head just came down on top of his head and he crushed part of my facemask,” Tibbals said. “It dented up my helmet pretty good and shattered my face, and fractured my skull. I’ve had to go through some surgeries because of my skull, and I’ll have to go back in a couple of months and have more surgeries done.”

 

People may go to www.youcaring.com/lisa-tibbals-blaine-tibbals-538112/donate#wp to help support the Tibbals family while Blaine recovers.

 

The Central Arkansas PRCA Rodeo in El Paso will be donating all proceeds to the Wounded Warriors of Arkansas. The March 25-26 rodeo is in its eighth installment, and last year it was standing room only at the Two Bar Two Arena. Dale Hancock, Central Arkansas PRCA Rodeo group committee member and rodeo announcer, said the Marine Corps League of Arkansas has helped the rodeo since its inception, and this is a way to give back.

 

“We feel like we couldn’t give it to a better cause than Wounded Warriors,” he said. Andrews Rodeo company will provide the stock, and tickets for the event are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for 6-and-under.

 

California Rodeo Salinas is now accepting entry applications for the 2016 Colmo del Rodeo Parade. The parade has been associated with Big Week and California Rodeo Salinas for many years. The parade will roll through Old Town Salinas July 16, starting at 8 p.m. Thousands of people line the streets for this free parade that features lighted entries consisting of floats, tractors, golf carts, bands and more. Information and entry forms can be found at www.carodeo.com/events/2016/colmo-del-rodeo-parade-2016 and will be accepted until June 1.

 

A documentary by Southern Illinois Associate Professor H.D. Motyl, entitled “American Rodeo: A Cowboy Christmas,” is now on iTunes. It follows PRCA steer wrestlers Matt Reeves, Darrell Petry, Jule Hazen and Sam Koenig during the Cowboy Christmas run, and can be found at www.itunes.apple.com/us/movie/american-rodeo-cowboy-christmas/id1081300786.

 

The head of the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre, S.D., is stepping down. Executive Director Cindy Bahe is resigning effective the first week of April to become director of communications for the South Dakota Bar Association. Bahe has headed the nonprofit center since 2011. The Rodeo Center Board of Directors is accepting applications for her successor.

 

The 59th Annual Southeastern Livestock Exhibition’s first Rodeo Day Parade took place March 17 in downtown Montgomery, Ala., and rodeo organizers hope to make the parade an annual event.

 

“To be able to start something new and allow the youth of today to be involved in it and start their traditions, it’s a really important thing and I think it’s going to be really good for us,” said SLE Rodeo President Thomas Ellis.

 

The Idaho Senate approved passage of a National Day of the Cowboy bill. This makes Idaho the 11th state to ensure permanent recognition for the fourth Saturday in July as a day to celebrate cowboy culture and pioneer heritage. The lead bill sponsor in the Idaho House of Representatives was Rep. Steve Miller.

 

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

     Unofficial through March 28, 2016

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $35,267
2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 20,959
3 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 19,842
4 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 15,519
5 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 13,824
6 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 9,903
7 Cord Spradley, Waycross, Ga. 7,332
Bareback Riding
1 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba $45,986
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 43,674
3 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 43,608
4 Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas 40,745
5 R.C. Landingham, Paso Robles, Calif. 34,883
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 29,217
7 Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 24,771
8 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 24,700
9 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 21,860
10 Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 18,320
11 Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta 15,518
12 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 15,137
13 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 15,067
14 Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 14,783
15 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 13,972
16 George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont. 13,205
17 Luke Creasy, Denton, Texas 13,060
18 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 12,982
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 11,835
20 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 11,441
Steer Wrestling
1 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. $37,112
2 Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 30,416
3 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 29,645
4 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 26,824
5 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 25,136
6 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 22,787
7 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 20,486
8 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 18,934
9 Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark. 18,252
10 Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 17,753
11 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 17,503
12 Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D. 16,640
13 Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 15,333
14 Logan Gledhill, Huntsville, Texas 14,360
15 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 14,129
16 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 13,850
17 Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. 12,627
18 Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 12,432
19 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 12,248
20 K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas 12,052
Team Roping (header)
1 Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta $32,109
2 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 30,130
3 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 25,459
4 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 24,536
5 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 22,567
6 Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 22,400
7 Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,075
8 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 19,091
9 Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas 18,256
10 Zac Small, Welch, Okla. 17,370
11 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 17,157
12 Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif. 15,218
13 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 15,108
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 14,711
15 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 13,638
16 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 13,559
17 Jacob Dagenhart, Statesville, N.C. 13,520
18 Adam Rose, Willard, Mo. 12,247
19 Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 12,056
20 John Alley, Adams, Tenn. 11,754
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. $31,666
2 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 31,419
3 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 24,506
4 Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia 22,567
5 John Philipp, Washington, Texas 21,075
6 Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 19,094
7 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 18,920
8 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 17,583
9 Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas 16,715
10 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 15,316
11 Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas 14,775
12 Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 13,794
13 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 13,638
14 Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 13,631
15 Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C. 13,520
16 Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 12,616
17 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 11,754
18 Garrett Jess, Coulee City, Wash. 11,753
19 J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa 11,405
20 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 11,339
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $55,229
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 47,922
3 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 43,493
4 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 38,735
5 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 34,229
6 Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 30,815
7 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 28,235
8 Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 15,672
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 15,365
10 Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan. 14,752
11 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 13,558
12 Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo. 13,510
13 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 13,283
14 Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 13,249
15 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 13,024
16 Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La. 12,833
17 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 12,746
18 Nat Stratton, Goodwell, Okla. 12,208
19 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 11,431
20 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 10,344
Tie-down Roping
1 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. $39,025
2 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 38,096
3 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 28,642
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 26,660
5 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 25,306
6 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 23,983
7 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 22,651
8 Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La. 18,338
9 Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich. 17,689
10 Justin Macha, Needville, Texas 17,031
11 Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala. 16,968
12 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 16,009
13 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 15,919
14 Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas 15,694
15 Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas 13,436
16 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 13,002
17 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 12,904
18 Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta 10,900
19 Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta 10,891
20 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 10,836
Steer Roping
1 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas $33,151
2 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 22,896
3 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 20,519
4 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 15,982
5 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 15,739
6 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 14,307
7 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 13,896
8 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 13,730
9 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 12,906
10 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 11,061
11 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 9,979
12 Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas 9,123
13 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 8,966
14 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 8,757
15 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 8,207
16 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 8,100
17 Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas 8,084
18 Coy Thompson, Whitewood, S.D. 7,278
19 Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. 7,025
20 Casey Tillard, Glenrock, Wyo. 6,763
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $47,628
2 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,099
3 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 38,080
4 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 30,605
5 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas 30,214
6 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 29,638
7 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 28,404
8 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 25,310
9 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 24,863
10 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 22,162
11 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 21,995
12 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 20,774
13 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 18,781
14 Cody Johansen, Kersey, Colo. 18,672
15 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 18,585
16 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 17,937
17 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 17,804
18 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 17,706
19 Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho 17,623
20 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 17,607

 

*2016 Barrel Racing (March 28, 2016)

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

 

1 Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla. $78,795
2 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 58,533
3 Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas 46,460
4 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 38,941
5 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo. 33,048
6 Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas 31,956
7 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 30,699
8 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 30,657
9 Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla. 30,007
10 Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 28,096
11 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Ariz. 27,563
12 Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash. 22,936
13 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 20,906
14 Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla. 18,742
15 Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas 18,437
16 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah 18,053
17 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 18,008
18 Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas 16,895
19 Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas 16,417
20 Rachel Dice, Byron, Calif. 15,956
2016 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings     Unofficial through March 28, 2016

1 Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas $23,009
2 Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 22,278
3 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 15,942
4 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 12,097
5 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 11,703
6 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 11,272
7 John Young, Orient, Iowa 10,019
8 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 9,770
9 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 9,375
10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 9,254
11 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 9,135
12 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 8,995
13 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 8,122
14 Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 8,017
15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,486
16 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 6,768
17 Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash. 6,103
18 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 5,556
19 Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 5,189
20 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 5,092

 

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☛ ERA First Premier Tour in Redmond, Ore. 3-31-16

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ELITE RODEO ATHLETES’ FIRST PREMIER TOUR DRAWS NEARLY 4,000 IN REDMOND, ORE.

 

March 30, 2015
Redmond, Ore.

 

Bray Ames, Pilot Point, Texas during Redmond, Ore., ERA Tour rodeo.
The Bulletin photo.

A crowd of nearly 4,000 exited Redmond, Ore., rodeo fans showed up for a new era of rodeo – the Premier Tour of the Elite Rodeo Association (ERA) – on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26. It was the association’s first Tour rodeo among eight tour stops that the ERA has scheduled for the 2016 regular season. The two-day event was hosted by the High Desert Stampede at the Cascades Center at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.

 

The Redmond show was the first of nine Tour stops that the ERA has scheduled for the 2016 regular season. The Tour culminates with a $3 million finale, which is scheduled for Nov. 9-13 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.

 

 

Each of the two performances held in Redmond, Friday and Saturday, were stand-alone rodeos and each rodeo offered competitors $100,000 in prize money. With all Tour events being broadcast on Fox Sports 2 Network, the Redmond event will be broadcast on April 6 and 13.

 

The $4.6 million Tour includes more than 80 of the top cowboys and cowgirls in professional rodeo. The ERA is the result of a number of the best rodeo riders in the country banding together in an attempt to better their sport, pitting top rodeo riders against each other in a streamlined, nine-event season that they feel will help make rodeo more fan-friendly and offer a more viable career to rodeo cowboys and cowgirls.

 

Many of the ERA competitors can no longer ride in rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), the longtime governing body of pro rodeo, as the ERA decided last month not to continue with a pending antitrust class action lawsuit against the PRCA.

 

Some of the highlights of the two-day event included Trevor Brazile, the top money-earning cowboy in PRCA history and a 23-time PRCA World Champion, winning the tie-down roping on Friday night, with a time of 7.61. On Saturday, Cody Ohl, five-time Tie-Down Roping PRCA World Champion and 2004 PRCA World Champion Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, tied for first in the tie-down roping, with each turning in a time of 7.62.

 

In the barrel racing, 10-year-old barrel racer Chayni Chamberlain, Stephenville, Texas, delighted the crowd by finishing fourth on Friday with a 15.17 and fifth on Saturday with a 14.41. Fallon Taylor, the top WPRA barrel racer and the leader in the year-end ERA standings following the Redmond Tour, finished second in barrel racing on Friday with a time of 14.81 and came in third Saturday with a 14.18.

 

Wade Sundell, who was fresh from his $1.1 million win at The American, sponsored by RFD-TV and held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, won the saddle bronc riding title Saturday, after turning in an 88.5.

 

Following the Redmond Tour, the Elite Rodeo leaders in the standings include:

 

Tie-down Roping: Cody Ohl, 487.5; 2. Shane Hatchey 475, 3. Stran Smith, 375.

Bareback Riding: 1. Richmond Champion, 512.5; Steven Dent, 437.5 and 3. Kaycee Field, 362.5.

Barrel Racing: 1. Fallon Taylor, 475.2, 475, 2. Britany Diaz, 425, 3. Chayni Chamberlain, 375.

Bull Riding: 1. Zack Oaks, 512.5, 2. Cody Campbell, 450, 3. Chandler Bownds, 275.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Isaac Diaz, 450, 2. Bradley Harter and Taos Muncy, 400 each.

Steer Wrestling: 1. Kyle Irwin 500, 2. Casey Martin and Stockton Graves, 400.

Team Roping: 1. Derrick Begay and Clay O’Brien Cooper, 525, 2. Chad Masters and Travis Graves and Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith, 375.

 

The Tour will continue this weekend with Nampa, Idaho, being held April 1-2, and being broadcast on April 20 & 27; West Valley City, Salt Lake City, Utah, held April 8-9 and broadcast May 4 & 11; Albuquerque, N.M., held May 20-21, broadcast May 25 & June 1; Sheridan, Wyo, held Sept. 3, broadcast, Sept. 7; St. Charles, Mo., held Sept. 9-10, broadcast Sept. 14 & 21; Duluth, Georgia (Atlanta), held Oct. 1-2, broadcast Oct. 5 & 12; New Orleans, La., held Oct. 7-8, broadcast Oct. 19 & 26 and their 2016 World Championship, Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center, held Nov. 9-13 and broadcast Nov. 9-13.

 

Information for this article was reproduced from “The Bulletin” serving Central Oregon, and the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

 

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