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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 2, 2017

 

Cress wins hometown rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A hometown victory by claiming the Daddy of ’em All is how saddle bronc rider Brody Cress is continuing his winning streak.

Cress, 21, grew up just down the road from the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, so the grandstands were packed with his family, friends, and thousands of rodeo fans from the Cowboy State.

“This rodeo is hard, and it has so much history, and it’s my hometown; so, it’s one I wanted more than anything,” Cress said. “I love riding in front of my family and friends, and it’s awesome to do good for them.”

His hot streak for just the month of July alone has added up to more than many saddle bronc riders win all year. Cress kicked off his winning streak during Cowboy Christmas and is showing no signs of slowing down as he’s collected weekly paychecks totaling:
* $3,418 at Greeley, Colo., on July 3
* $4,367 at Belle Fourche, S.D., on July 4
* $2,487 at Estes Park, Colo., on July 10
* $3,341 in Casper, Wyo., on July 15
* $6,930 in Salinas, Calif. on July 23

Cress followed all of that up by raking in a grand total of $14,241 by going for 256 points on three head at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

A month ago, Cress was sitting at 40th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, and he was at 17th prior to winning Cheyenne. Now, he’s moved up to 14th in the July 31 standings with $57,766.

Cress gained steam as Cheyenne Frontier Days progressed – he tied for fourth in the first round with an 83.5-point ride, then placed second in the second round with an 84 before nailing the win in the final round with an 88.5-point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Black Box.

“I didn’t know it was going to happen – I tried not to get too pressured up or nervous and just have fun,” Cress said.

Cress has now burst the bubble and broken into the Top 15, but the race is on for the final two months of the 2017 season, and every cowboy is hitting the rodeo road hard.

“I have a lot of rodeoing left, and it’s close through the Top 30, so anything can happen,” Cress said. “I’ve won checks every weekend, but I’ve dang sure got to keep it up and keep going.”

Although he’s excited for his win, Cress isn’t letting his most-recent triumph alter his plans.

“It’s awesome to win it, but I’ve got to keep it up – there’s a lot of winning that has to happen to make the Finals – but, it keeps my confidence up,” Cress said. “I love getting on bucking horses and need to keep my head level.”

Cress hit the road immediately after Cheyenne to compete at the Wind River PRCA Roundup Rodeo in Riverton, Wyo. From there, he’s heading to Iowa’s Championship Rodeo in Sidney and the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo.

“There’s a lot of good rodeos coming up and a lot of good horses, so it’ll be a lot of fun,” Cress said.

Other winners at the $835,283 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($13,949 in team roping, steer roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (254 points on three head), steer wrestler Baylor Roche (26.1 seconds on three head), team ropers Erich Rogers and Cory Petska, and Brandon Webb and Kollin VonAhn (28.4 seconds on three head each), tie-down roper Lane Livingston (38.0 seconds on three head), barrel racer Stevi Hillman (52.44 seconds on three runs), steer roper Brady Garten (51.6 seconds on three head) and bull rider Clayton Foltyn (255.5 points on three head).

  • Kormos ties Cheyenne record: Tie-down roper Scott Kormos won the first round at Cheyenne Frontier Days with a 9.9-second time. That time tied Kormos for the Cheyenne Frontier Days record. Kormos now shares the record with Chad Johnson (1997) and Cade Swor (2014). Kormos, who has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo eight times (2004, 2006-2011, 2013), won $6,442 for his first-round victory.
  • Change in the standings: The only change atop the July 31 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings from a week ago is steer roper Chet Herren. The Pawhuska, Okla., cowboy is leading the standings with $60,524. Herren was third in the July 25 standings with $50,551. He moved past longtime season leader Scott Snedecor, who is now third with $59,933. Jason Evans remains second in the standings with $59,944.
  • Saddle bronc leaderboard shakeup: This past weekend, there were two changes atop the leaderboard in saddle bronc riding for the 2017 season. Clay Elliott took the top spot in the season leaderboard with a 92-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Tiger Warrior to win the final round at the Hardgrass Bronc Match in Pollockville, Alberta, July 29. Layton Green finished second in the final round at the Hardgrass Bronc Match with a 91.5-point ride, which was the second-best saddle bronc score of the season.

 

 

2. Smith captures Deadwood title

DEADWOOD, S.D. – It has been an outstanding season for bull rider Garrett Smith.

All season, the Rexburg, Idaho, cowboy has seemingly been in the top two of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“This has been unbelievable season for me,” Smith said. “Everything seems to be clicking.”

His position in the standings – second – will not change after his stellar performance at the Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo (July 26-29).

Smith had an 87.5-point trip on Bar T Rodeo’s Cool Friend to capture the title in his inaugural appearance at the Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo.

Smith’s effort was a measure of revenge, as a year ago at Pleasant Grove, Utah, Cool Friend got the best of him.

“He bucked me off in like two seconds,” Smith said. “I really didn’t know what he was going to do this time. He kicked and spun and he was tough and it was one of those rides where you had to grit it out.”

Smith was rewarded for his ride with $4,385 in earnings. As of July 31, Smith was second in the world standings with $141,558.

“My traveling partners – Riker Carter and Steve Woolsey – wanted to go to Deadwood, so we went,” Smith said. “This feels great to win such a prestigious rodeo like Deadwood. Everything is old-school about this rodeo, and it’s really cool to be a part of it, and win. This was just awesome.”

Last week was strong for Smith. First, he earned $3,200 at the Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25. He followed that up by winning the Central Montana RAM Pro Rodeo in Lewistown July 27, collecting a $1,922 check. Smith also won the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede and earned $2,500.

A year ago, Smith made his debut at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. He won $77,269 and finished fifth in the world standings with $171,698.

“This year has been the most fun I’ve ever had rodeoing, and the gold buckle is the goal,” Smith said. “Last year helped me a bunch in terms of experience and I’m going to keep going to as many rodeos as I can and keep my momentum.”

Other winners at the $223,489 rodeo were all-around cowboy Paul David Tierney ($4,695 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Shane O’Connell (86.5 points on Brookman Rodeo’s Risky Business), steer wrestlers Cody Cabral and Kyle Whitaker (7.9 seconds on two head each), team ropers Kelsey Parchman/Chase Tryan (9.7 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Chet Johnson (86.5 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Bridal Shower), tie-down roper Josh Peek (17.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (17.89 seconds) and steer roper Jess Tierney (33.9 seconds on three head).

 

3. Cannon takes part in Heroes and Horses program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bareback rider Clint Cannon, a five-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2009-2011, 2013, 2015) recently took part in a 10-day journey as part of the Heroes and Horses program.

Micah Fink, a good friend of Cannon, is the executive director and founder of the Heroes and Horses program. The non-profit program was created by Fink in 2013.

“My buddies who are (Navy) SEALs asked me to come be a part of this with my horsemanship and rodeo experience,” Cannon said.

Fink has spent 10 years on Navy SEAL Teams, both active duty and reserves. He conducted operations involving land and undersea mobility platforms in USPACOM, USCENTCOM and a National Tasking deployment, which earned him numerous awards – including the Bronze Star.

The Heroes and Horses’ three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying veterans at no cost, utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, in addition to the horse/human connection, to challenge and inspire personal growth in veterans suffering from mental and physical scars.

This innovative program utilizes expedition-style horse pack trips to teach self-reliance, teamwork and perseverance. Led by experienced instructors, many of whom are combat veterans and program graduates themselves, these veterans and their pack animals travel into the wilderness on epic, life-changing journeys of self-discovery.

Heroes and Horses inspires veterans to move beyond the difficulties experienced from years of war, toward a life of restoration and hope. This unique experience challenges these individuals, invokes change, and helps them to develop innovative ways to approach and solve problems. By challenging what challenges them, veterans can make peace with their past and replace devastating memories with positive ones.

“When you come home from combat, combat doesn’t make you sick – it’s not a disease,” Fink said in a One Eighty Out YouTube video. “It’s a set of experiences that are real intense. The culture changes you. The war changes you. You can’t help but be changed.”

Cannon took part in Phase 2 (application phase) of the Heroes and Horses program from July 20-29.

“We packed 10 days back in the mountains and ran a string of mules,” Cannon said. “We probably covered 130 miles and we stayed in the mountains for 10 days in the Beartooth Wilderness by Yellowstone National Park. We took these eight combat veterans back in the mountains for 10 days, and it was a tough 10 days. These guys broke down and they were wanting to fight and they were crying. We really got to see their true emotions and hear their stories.”

In Phase 3, participants can take the skills they have acquired through the completion of Phases 1 and 2 of the program, and work with either a wilderness outfitter as a hand, learning horsemanship, or working cattle on a ranch in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho or Utah.

Cannon acknowledged the 10-day experience was beneficial to him as well.

“I was helping those guys, and they were helping me,” Cannon said. “I’m in the same transition. This is my last year of rodeo, I’m done after this year. A lot of stuff these (combat veterans) suffer from is the same thing rodeo cowboys suffer from. When you do something for 16 years and then you quit cold turkey and have to jump into regular life, it’s dramatic on you, and I’ve been experiencing that.

“These combat veterans who were on our trip have been in the military like 18 years, and that’s all they know. This Horses and Heroes program teaches them that they can’t be a soldier in the civilian world; you have to find your niche. From day one to day 10, I saw a complete change in those guys.”

Cannon said he’s trying to get some of these combat veterans work with rodeo stock contractors as part of their Phase 3.

“I would like to see these guys working at stock contractors’ ranches and feeding and going to rodeos,” Cannon said. “Any stock contractor interested in doing this, I would love to talk to them.”

 

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Dodge City (Kan.) Rodeo Roundup at 8 p.m. (CT), Aug. 5-6 … The Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame inducted 15 more members on July 29 in front of a full crowd at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls. The inductees were Harry ChartersKatherine PopeJack Pope, “Bingo,” Lisa DavisJohn DavisHarry HamiltonDean OliverSue Ellen SmithLarry SmithBev StoneGary Stoneand Johnny Urrutia. Twelve of the inductees are from Idaho, and three are from Oregon. Charters, Katherine Pope, Jake Pope and “Bingo” were all inducted posthumously. It was the fifth annual induction ceremony. The induction was preceded by a July 28 introduction and fundraiser. The Hall of Fame Association teamed up with Saint Luke’s to host a dinner fundraiser for cancer at Canyon Crest … PRCA saddle bronc rider and country up-and-comer Chancey Williams debuted the music video for his new song “Rodeo Cold Beer” exclusively for readers of The Boot on July 28. The video can be seen at this link, www.theboot.com/chancey-williams-rodeo-cold-beer-music-video/. Written by Williams and Trent Willmon – who is famous for his work with Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and more country hitmakers – “Rodeo Cold Beer” is packed with inspiration from Williams’ experiences as saddle bronc rider. “Rodeo Cold Beer” is also the title track of Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band’s sophomore album, released in May … Rodeo fans attending the Dick Stull Memorial PRCA Rodeo Aug. 10-11 in Sterling, Colo., during the Logan County Fair this year will have a special treat. The fair board’s rodeo committee has booked Justin Rumford, one of the top rodeo clowns in the business, to lighten the mood during this year’s rodeo. In 2016, Rumford was named PRCA Clown of the Year for the fifth-consecutive time (2012-16) … On July 28, 6-year-old Hatti Ewert, courtesy of Children’s Western Wishes, was crowned rodeo princess for the night at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo in Deadwood. Hatti struggles with a rare disease called Myasenthia Gravis, which attacks her muscles and makes life a little difficult.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“It was amazing to win Deadwood. This was like a hometown rodeo for me and I’m absolutely loving going down the road right now.”

– Bareback rider Shane O’Connell of Rapid City, S.D., told the ProRodeo Sports News after winning the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo July 29.

 

 

5. Next Up

July 31            Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup, Riverton, Wyo., begins

July 31            Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo, Hill City, Kan., begins

Aug. 1             Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Xtreme Bulls Division 2

Aug. 1             Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo, Glasgow, Mont., begins

Aug. 1             High Prairie Elks ProRodeo, High Prairie, Alberta, begins

Aug. 1             Iowa’s Championship Rodeo, Sidney, Iowa, begins

Aug. 2             Garfield County Fair Extreme Bulls Division 2, Rifle, Colo.

Aug. 2             Gerry (N.Y.) Volunteer Firemen’s Rodeo begins

Aug. 2             Big Sky Rodeo ProRodeo Roundup, Great Falls, Mont., begins

Aug. 2             Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo begins

Aug. 3               Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Castle Rock, Colo.

Aug. 3             Garfield County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Rifle, Colo.

Aug. 3             Richland County Fair & Rodeo, Sidney, Mont., begins

Aug. 3             Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Abilene, Kan., begins

Aug. 3             Carson (Iowa) Community Rodeo begins

Aug. 3             XIT Rodeo & Reunion, Dalhart, Texas, begins

Aug. 3             War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo, Idaho Falls, Idaho, begins

Aug. 3             Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo, Phillipsburg, Kan., begins

Aug. 3             Deep South PRCA Rodeo, Winnsboro, La., begins

Aug. 4             Kootenai River Stampede, Libby, Mont.

Aug. 4             Mountain Valley Stampede, Heber City, Utah, begins

Aug. 4             Bonner County Rodeo, Sandpoint, Idaho, begins

Aug. 4             Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

Aug. 4             Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

Aug. 4             Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, Castle Rock, Colo., begins

Aug. 4             Santa Barbara (Calif.) Old Spanish Days Stock Horse Show & Rodeo, begins

Aug. 4             Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede begins

Aug. 5             Kootenai River Stampede, Libby, Mont.

Aug. 5             Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

Aug. 5             Sonoma County Fair Wine Country Rodeo, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Aug. 5             Home On The Range Champions Ride Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Sentinel Butte, N.D.

Aug. 5             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

Aug. 5             Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo begins

Aug. 5             North Peace Stampede, Grimshaw, Alberta, begins

Aug. 6             Larimer County Fair & Rodeo, Loveland, Colo., begins

Aug. 7             All American ProRodeo, West Friendship, Md., begins

 

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 31, 2017

 

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $163,025
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $165,544
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $134,222
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $107,643
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $110,343
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $144,236
TD: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $143,959
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $182,290
SR: Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. $60,524

 

 

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 31, 2017

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $163,025
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 124,333
3 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 116,840
4 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 107,420
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 96,452
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 94,220
7 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 84,952
8 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 83,109
9 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 67,808
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 65,203
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 62,462
12 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 51,162
13 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 46,472
14 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 44,348
15 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 44,154
16 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 42,302
17 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 40,964
18 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 35,794
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 34,694
20 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 31,826
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $165,544
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 106,683
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 99,760
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 85,496
5 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 78,963
6 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 78,001
7 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 77,854
8 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 77,740
9 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
10 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 69,596
11 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 69,562
12 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 66,106
13 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 60,592
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 59,857
15 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 57,872
16 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 52,678
17 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 51,502
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,750
19 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 49,705
20 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 48,619
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $134,222
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 94,490
3 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 84,858
4 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 77,932
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 77,589
6 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 74,617
7 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 72,448
8 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 70,702
9 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 65,079
10 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 63,626
11 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 54,765
12 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 54,707
13 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 53,688
14 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 51,024
15 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 49,884
16 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
17 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 49,663
18 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 49,284
19 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 49,192
20 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 48,877
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $107,643
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 100,613
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 82,115
4 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 80,310
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 72,740
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 70,657
7 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 69,610
8 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 67,308
9 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 64,835
10 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 61,342
11 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 60,986
12 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 59,324
13 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 58,588
14 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 55,464
15 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 42,778
16 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 41,176
17 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 40,924
18 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 40,866
19 Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala. 40,632
20 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 39,763
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $110,343
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 100,613
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 85,299
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 81,497
5 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,254
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 73,586
7 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 72,740
8 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 71,653
9 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 67,308
10 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 65,227
11 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 64,835
12 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 61,342
13 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 55,498
14 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 54,298
15 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 49,615
16 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 45,850
17 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 40,356
18 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 39,222
19 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 39,030
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 35,572
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $144,236
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 126,676
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 96,580
4 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 87,145
5 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 77,396
6 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 74,881
7 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 70,917
8 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 65,766
9 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 65,222
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 64,734
11 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 62,805
12 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 62,796
13 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 60,016
14 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 57,766
15 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 56,026
16 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
17 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 48,208
18 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 45,455
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 42,554
20 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 41,386
Tie-down Roping
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $143,959
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 113,285
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 94,110
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 89,516
5 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 80,194
6 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 76,250
7 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 74,226
8 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 67,160
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 66,773
10 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 65,338
11 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 63,341
12 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 61,338
13 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 61,314
14 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 60,354
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 57,183
16 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 56,603
17 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 55,851
18 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 55,428
19 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 53,707
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 52,747
Steer Roping
1 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. $60,524
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 59,944
3 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 59,933
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 57,190
5 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 44,268
6 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 43,932
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 37,759
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 36,615
9 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 36,611
10 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 35,135
11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 34,084
12 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 32,219
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 31,906
14 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
15 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 25,803
16 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 25,350
17 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 25,170
18 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 24,629
19 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,117
20 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 18,625
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $182,290
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 141,558
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 121,484
4 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 94,766
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 89,102
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 82,757
7 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 79,640
8 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 76,574
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 75,637
10 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 70,592
11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 67,016
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 66,949
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 65,580
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 63,826
15 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 59,158
16 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 56,964
17 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,502
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 52,306
19 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 50,647
20 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 50,610

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 31, 2017)

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

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $230,659
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 154,142
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
4 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 112,501
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 106,744
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 99,805
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 94,279
8 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 74,566
9 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 73,957
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 72,309
11 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 67,897
12 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 67,227
13 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 65,157
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 52,625
15 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 51,859
16 Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 51,722
17 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 51,629
18 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 51,334
19 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 49,468
20 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 45,873

 

 

 

10. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 31, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,037
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,961
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
18 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
19 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651

 

 

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
July 26,2017

 

Cody DeMoss collects $50K in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When veteran saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss walked off the medal podium, he was all smiles.

The Heflin, La., cowboy had reason for joy as he had just won $50,000 for taking the title at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo July 24.

DeMoss claimed the gold medal with his 87-point ride on Diamond G Rodeo’s Owen’s Mistake before a sellout crowd at the brand-new Days of ’47 Arena at Utah State Fairpark.

“That should nail me a trip to the NFR, and now all the pressure is off as far as making the Finals,” DeMoss said. “This is definitely a feather in the hat. This is a big, cool rodeo. I never won this before when it was (the Days of ’47 Rodeo) downtown. I made it back here tonight by a half a point, in a tiebreaker at that. The stars lined up for me and I thank God for that. We usually win buckles; I have some gold at the house, and I’m glad to put this with the collection.”

DeMoss was 19th in the July 17 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $35,951, and with his performance Monday he moved up to third in the July 25 standings with $87,551.

“I had not been on that horse before,” DeMoss said. “Joe Lufkin, a buddy of mine, had (Owen’s Mistake) here the other day and it bucked him off and they marked the horse a 24. He’s dang sure the real deal and the first four or five jumps he felt really good. He was a bucking son of a gun.”

When DeMoss saw his name next to Owen’s Mistake, his aim was to keep his mind clear.

“I try not to think about it (the horse), and if I can keep my head out of it, then it seems like it works better for me,” he said.

After his victory, DeMoss’ next order of business was to think about what he was going to do with the pile of money he won.

“I’m probably going to just put that into the bank and I’m hoping I get to buy some land with it,” DeMoss said. “There’s a friend of mine down there (in Heflin, La.) I’ve been getting at to try and sell me some land, and I think this might do it.”

With his 13th trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER now looming, DeMoss was plenty thankful.

“God blessed me with a rhythm, and I thank him whenever I’m in time with it,” DeMoss said.

Other winners at the $1 million rodeo were bareback rider Wyatt Denny (88 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Diamond Hope), steer wrestler Ryle Smith (4.0 seconds), team ropers Jr. Dees and Tyler McKnight (4.4 seconds), tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (7.5 seconds), barrel racer Hailey Kinsel (17.06 seconds) and bull rider Sage Kimzey (90 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Komatsu’s War Party).

  • Smith earns $62,000 in Salt Lake City: Ryle Smith was the only contestant competing in two events July 24 in Salt Lake City, and he made the most of his opportunities. Smith earned $50,000 for winning the steer wrestling with a 4.0-second run and then went to the pay window for another $12,000 with his 8.2-second time in tie-down roping, which gave him the bronze medal. Smith is now fourth in the steer wrestling world standings with $77,589 and third in the all-around with $116,840. He’s also 27th in the tie-down roping standings with $39,251.

 

2. Dent wins Spanish Fork with 88-point ride

SPANISH FORK, Utah – The Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo dished out $7,663 to bareback rider Steven Dent for his 88-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire on July 24.

“It’s a great rodeo, and they’ve got good bucking horses and a lot of money, and the best crowd we ride in front of all year,” the 31-year-old Nebraskan said. “To get off and be 88 is pretty exciting.”

Dent’s score was just one point shy of matching the Spanish Fork arena record of 89 points, which is shared by James Sursa (2006) and Ryan Gray (2009).

“That horse (Gun Fire) was really good – he just jumped and kicked hard straight away and made a tight hook to the left for the last few seconds,” Dent said. “He was just what a guy wants – up and down and with something to spur at.”

Dent’s aiming for his eighth qualification for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, having qualified in 2007-08 and 2010-14. Although he’s picked up some checks along the way, Spanish Fork was his first win of the 2017 season.

“It’s been a trying year,” Dent said. “I haven’t been (drawing very well) and this is the latest I’ve ever been to finally win one. It’s a weight off my shoulders so I can get on a roll and get where I want to be.”

Dent was sitting at No. 23 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings prior to winning Spanish Fork. He was bumped up to 20th thanks to the $7,663 he won at Spanish Fork, along with the $2,207 he earned at the K-Days Rodeo at Edmonton, Alberta, on July 23, and the $1,600 he earned at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo at Salt Lake City, which ended on July 24.

“This sets me up a lot closer to where I want to be – I was $10,000 out of the Top 15, and to get within striking distance is a big help,” Dent said, estimating he’ll have about $50,000 earned once his recent winnings are added into the world standings. “Most of the other times I made the NFR, I haven’t been close to that – so I should be good going into the last couple of months.

“It’s good to get on a roll before Cheyenne (Frontier Days) and hopefully I’ll do some good there,” Dent said. “But, I’m a long way from where I want to be and I have a lot of work left to do.”

Other winners at the $276,762 rodeo were all-around cowboy Caleb Smidt ($3,538 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Ross Mosher (7.7 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves (9.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (88.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman), tie-down roper Reese Riemer (17.5 seconds on two head), barrel racer Stevi Hillman (16.72 seconds) and bull rider Derek Kolbaba (89.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Joy Stick).

 

3. Straws Milan earns nearly $10K with 2.9-second run

EDMONTON, Alberta – Steer wrestler Straws Milan earned two spots in the record books while collecting nearly $10,000 with his 2.9-second run at the K-Days Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 23.

With nearly half a million dollars on the line in total payout at this newly-minted rodeo, competition was tight. Milan found himself having to top Chance Butterfield’s 3.3-second time if he wanted to place first.

“I honestly knew I could be close to it. Cody Cassidy was hazing for me, and he told me this steer is slow and I said if I get a safe start I could throw fast enough for second or third (place) to get a check,” Milan said. “But, I had a better start than I planned on, and a better run than I thought. I knew I had 3.3 beat, but didn’t know I was 2. They had the clock up and I could see it, and you never see a timed-event guy throw his hat – but I jumped up and threw my hat and was excited. I never dreamt I would throw one in 2, so it was exciting.”

Milan joins the ranks of David Gibson (1994), Darby Roy (1988) and Ralph Nelson (1981) for clocking the fastest steer wrestling time within the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association. Meanwhile, Milan’s time in Edmonton also made the top of the PRCA’s 2017 leaderboard, alongside Damian Padilla, who clocked in at 2.9 seconds at the Avi River Stampede PRCA Rodeo in Fort Mohave, Ariz., on March 12.

The PRCA’s record for fastest steer wrestling time is a bit tricky. The record for fastest time without a barrier is 2.2 seconds, set by Oral Zumwalt at Palm Springs, Calif., in 1939. Meanwhile, the record for fastest time with a barrier is 2.4 seconds – shared by Jim Bynum and Todd Whatley at Marietta, Okla., in 1955; Gene Melton at Pecatonia, Ill., in 1976; and Carl Deaton at Tulsa, Okla., in 1976.

Milan’s been trotting along this season, picking up $1,000 to $2,000 checks at Great Falls, Mont., on Jan. 15, Coleman, Alberta, on April 30, and Teepee Creek, Alberta, on July 16 – but he’s not quite where he was during his best year to date when he placed 15th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings in 2013 with $61,013.

Milan, who is celebrating his 31st birthday on July 25, hadn’t competed in the U.S. since the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo at the end of June.

“This has been the slowest I’ve went,” Milan said. “I turned out of everything over the Fourth of July because I didn’t have much money won, so I stayed home and worried about Canadian rodeos. But after Edmonton, I’m going to start entering again. … I was needing to win some money, or it would have been the end of my season.”

Although Milan’s run was worth $9,983 – which bumped him up into the Top 50 – the real value is in getting his name in the record books.

“It was amazing when it happened – I’ve been having a bad year on both sides of the border and I knew how the rodeo would pay and it was a game-changer,” Milan said. “I was more excited about the pay; and they said that’s in the history books and that can’t be taken away from you, so it means quite a bit.”

Prior to Edmonton, Milan’s personal best time was 3.2 seconds.

Milan saw his steer the night before his record-setting time and knew he’d be able to make a good run.

“He didn’t run as hard as the rest, but I didn’t think I would throw him that fast,” Milan said.

Milan was riding Smoke, a 17-year-old horse that he and his brother, Tanner, bought from Eldon Day. Tanner Milan rode Smoke at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in 2015.

“Ever since we got him, he’s been a big difference – there’s a lot of credit to that horse,” Milan said.

Now, Milan is back in the game.

“I’m excited to enter a bunch more and keep going,” Milan said, adding that he’s aiming for the Canadian Finals Rodeo and wants to qualify to compete in some of next year’s big rodeos.

Other winners in Edmonton were bareback rider J.R. Vezain (87.25 points on C5 Rodeo’s Make Up Face), team ropers Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza (4.2 seconds), saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (88.75 points on Northcott-Macza’s Get Smart), tie-down ropers Tuf Cooper and Blane Cox (8.1 seconds each), barrel racer Crystal Christman (14.726 seconds) and bull rider Sage Kimzey (88 points on C5 Rodeo’s Big Dip).

 

4. Slone aces second major win of 2017 at Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. – Tie-down roper Ace Slone finally retired his 2010 PRCA Resistol Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year buckle and replaced it with his 2017 California Rodeo Salinas buckle – identical to the one his dad, Tod Slone, has worn since 1991.

Ace Slone earned his Salinas buckle by clocking in at 32 seconds flat on three head, and his dad earned his by going for 40.7 seconds on three head.

“I was a full 8 seconds faster – and that just makes my buckle that much shinier than his,” the 28-year-old Texan cowboy joked. “I’ve been watching my dad wear that buckle for the last 25 years and it’s nice to have one a lot shinier than his.”

Slone was sitting at 17th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings prior to winning Salinas, but he’s not sure how much of a boost his win will provide.

“I would stress more than anything how good everyone is competing,” Slone said. “Everyone is winning a lot out here and it’s a testament to the competitiveness of the calf ropers and the opportunities the PRCA has given us to compete and go win money. Even with a big win like this, it’s not like I’ll jump up a lot (in the world standings) because everyone is winning a lot. It’s a testament to how good they rope and how good of a job the PRCA has done to increase the payouts and give us a lot of opportunities.”

Slone’s no stranger to ProRodeo success as he finished 16th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings in 2012. Since then, he’s been ironing out the details and now has an ace up his sleeve – a leased 11-year-old American Quarter Horse named Ripple, who’s owned by Justin Martin of Evanston, Wyo.

“They stopped to help me on the side of the road is how we met – I like to say it’s from trying to rodeo in a Chevy and not being able to get out of Salt Lake,” Slone said, referencing the steep Three Sisters pass on Interstate 80. “Every time I would overheat while climbing out of Salt Lake City, and so I’d like to thank Chevy for helping me to meet some people who were trying to help.”

Salinas is Slone’s fourth win of the 2017 season while riding Ripple, and it’s his second major victory as he also won La Fiesta de los Vaqueros in Tucson, Ariz., in February.

“After a year of rodeoing on him, this year has been my best opportunity horse-wise,” Slone said. “Speed plays a role at those arenas more than anywhere else, so it’s a testament to him.”

The road to rodeo success wasn’t just difficult in getting from one competition to the next. Slone has had his share of injuries that have knocked him out of competition and kept him out of the Top 15. A couple of Slone’s injuries happened at Salinas, so he was a little gun shy about this rodeo.

“It took me a few years to want to go back,” Slone said. “I’ve had some tough times out there. Not to say any rodeo owes anyone anything, but if one ever did, it was a good one to pay me back a little bit.”

Of course, there’s more than just a buckle awarded for winning Salinas as Slone drove away with a grand total of $7,415.

“I had one of the only calves that didn’t try to outrun me and that was an advantage due to the long barrier and long box,” Slone said. “It’s a cool testament to him (Ripple) – it means he can really run and do that good in the field, it’s a rare combination. That’s a pretty cool notch on his belt for sure.”

Slone didn’t slow down after Salinas as he hit the road for two major rodeos the following day – Spanish Fork and Ogden, Utah.

Other winners at the $360,578 rodeo were all-around cowboy Jordan Ketscher ($3,688 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Clayton Biglow (164 points on two head), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge (21.9 seconds on three head), team ropers Chad Masters/Travis Graves (50.5 seconds on five head), saddle bronc rider Brody Cress (158.5 points on two head), barrel racer Timi Lickley (65.53 seconds on four runs) and bull rider Trey Benton III (172.5 points on two head).

 

 

5. Tanner Milan stays hot at Snake River Stampede

NAMPA, Idaho – Steer wrestler Tanner Milan knocked the rattles off of the Snake River Stampede, as his 6.9-second two-head average was plenty enough to ride out of Idaho as champion.

Milan laid the groundwork in Nampa with a first-round run of 3.4 seconds, tying Kody Woodward atop the leaderboard heading into the July 22 short round. Maintaining the same vigor and cowboy muster, Milan claimed the final round with yet another stellar 3.5-second run to clinch the win, while adding a monstrous $11,108 to an expanding wallet.

“I had a couple great runs there,” Milan said. “It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Despite focusing his attention towards the heat of the competition, Milan relished the attitude of the arena.

“The whole building was packed solid,” Milan said. “It’s pretty electric in there, and we couldn’t have asked for a better crowd. The atmosphere was just amazing. It’s quite the feeling.”

The 33-year-old Milan cites the quality of the steers as the reason for such a dominating week in Nampa, with due diligence going toward his hazer.

“My first steer, I got some really good information on him,” said Milan. “I talked to a couple of guys about him and he was slower than some of the other ones. So actually, I had to let him out just a little bit more and I got a heck of a good start.

“The steer was really good on the ground and I couldn’t have asked for a better steer. I had Tyler Pearson hazing for me, and he did a heck of a job.”

Milan entered this week ranked sixth among steer wrestlers in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, and after a dominating Cowboy Christmas run, the Canadian cowboy is still attempting to decipher whether this surging season is currently his reality.

“It’s been amazing,” Milan explained. “It’s been a dream season so far. I can’t complain about anything that’s gone on this year. It’s been absolutely excellent and I just hope to keep it going.”

After his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualification in 2015, Milan’s follow-up campaign a season ago didn’t go as planned, as the Calgary native finished 27th in 2016. However, with a tidal wave of momentum still carrying the current, Milan had nothing but praise for his support system.

“Everything just seems to be falling in place,” he said. “My family has been very supportive and they’re behind me. All my friends, they’re cheering for me, and my traveling partners have been great. Everyone has their spirits up, and my whole traveling group is in my corner.”

Other winners at the $379,717 rodeo were all-around cowboy Rhen Richard ($8,538 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback riders Ty Breuer and Caleb Bennett (167.5 points on two head each), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (16.7 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Layton Green (169 points on two head), tie-down roper Matt Shiozawa (26.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Kassie Mowry (32.09 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Ty Wallace (170 points on two head).

 

6. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days at 12:15 p.m. (MT), July 28-30 … On July 27, and playing through Aug. 6, Theatre on the Ridge in Paradise, Calif., will debut a new musical comedy, “Rodeo.” The show was created by award-winning playwright Lynn Elliott, a retired Chico State professor and novelist. Since he was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, Elliott felt the need to explain his creation. “I was looking around for a play with its own character and its own culture and I chose the rodeo,” he said in the Oroville Mercury Register. “This play has its own specific characters and characteristics: rodeo clowns and bullfighters, cowboys and girls, daring young people who challenge beasts in battles of success and failure. A place that celebrates life and flirts with death.” “Rodeo” tells the story of a young wealthy socialite from New York City, Harper (Samantha Lucas), who decides to go to school in Wyoming. She falls in love with a young cowboy, Cody McGraw (Greg Scholfield). Tickets cost $14 reserved, $12 general and $16 at the door. Tickets are only available online at www.totr.org … Rodeo fans will see a different face behind the microphone at Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg Aug. 3-5. Randy Corley, who has announced the Phillipsburg rodeo since 1984, is unable to be in Phillipsburg this year, due to his upcoming induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs on Aug. 5. So, Corley’s good friend Wayne Brooks will take care of his duties while he is gone this year. Corley was influential in getting his friend Brooks started in the announcing business. It was 1994, and Brooks had been riding bareback horses for six years. He loved it, but “I wasn’t any good at it,” he said in the Hays (Kan.) Post. He had started announcing small rodeos, and at a rodeo in Phoenix, a mutual friend introduced him to Corley and Corley’s father-in-law, Hadley Barrett. A friendship was struck, and Corley and Barrett signed for Brooks to get his PRCA announcer’s card. “If it hadn’t been for those guys, I don’t know where I’d have been today,” Brooks said. … Scott Grover has seen his share of big-time rodeos traveling the country as a professional rodeo announcer, but there’s nothing quite like coming home. Though Grover didn’t grow up in Manhattan, the Morrowville, Kan., product did graduate from Kansas State in 2001, even announcing the K-State Rodeo numerous times before moving on to the pro ranks. This week Grover will be back, but at the Kaw Valley Rodeo – Manhattan’s PRCA rodeo – for the first time as the announcer. “I’m excited to come back,” he said to The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercurynewspaper. “I grew up going to that rodeo every summer. It means a lot to be able to come back now and announce that rodeo.” The 42nd Kaw Valley Rodeo gets starts Thursday night and goes through Saturday with each performance beginning at 8 p.m. (CT) at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. In addition to Grover, rodeo clown Andy Burelle is set to make his debut at the rodeo.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“This is a one-of-a-kind medal and I was the first guy to win it, which is pretty special to me.”

– Bareback rider Wyatt Denny told the ProRodeo Sports News after winning a

gold medal at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.

 

7. Next Up

July 25            Cecil County Fair and ProRodeo, Fair Hill, Md., continues

July 26            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR)

July 26            Central Montana RAM Pro Rodeo, Lewistown, Mont., begins

July 26            Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Burwell, Neb., begins

July 26            Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo begins

July 26            Chief Joseph Days, Joseph, Ore., begins

July 27            Sheridan Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo, Plentywood, Mont., begins

July 27            Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo, Burlington, Colo., begins

July 27            Last Chance Stampede, Helena, Mont., begins

July 27            Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo, Kellettville, Pa., begins

July 27            Kaw Valley Rodeo, Manhattan, Kan., begins

July 27            Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede, begins

July 27            That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo, begins

July 27            Red Desert Roundup, Rock Springs, Wyo., begins

July 28            Bonnyville (Alberta) ProRodeo, begins

July 28            Esperanza Bonanza ProRodeo, Marion, Ark., begins

July 28            Adrian Foote Memorial, Newton, N.D., begins

July 28            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 28            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 28            San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede, Monte Vista, Colo., begins

July 29            Blue Earth (Minn.) Rodeo

July 29            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 29            Hardgrass Bronc Match, Pollockville, Alberta

July 29            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 30            Bruce (Alberta) 104th Stampede

 

 

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 25, 2017

 

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $159,146
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $150,896
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $128,001
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $107,643
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $110,343
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $132,707
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $140,080
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $179,158
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

 

9. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 25, 2017

 

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $159,146
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 123,766
3 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 116,840
4 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 91,806
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 90,037
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 82,780
7 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 81,934
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 75,672
9 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 67,433
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 63,019
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 56,098
12 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 49,775
13 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 44,288
14 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 40,358
15 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 40,041
16 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 39,385
17 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 38,159
18 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
19 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
20 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 27,502
   
Bareback Riding  
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $150,896
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 99,319
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 96,495
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 82,517
5 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
6 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 75,617
7 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 75,339
8 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 72,604
9 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 69,899
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 65,011
11 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 62,005
12 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 59,329
13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 58,488
14 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 57,076
15 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 55,729
16 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 52,678
17 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 51,502
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,750
19 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 48,537
20 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 48,401
Steer Wrestling  
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $128,001
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 94,490
3 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 84,858
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 77,589
5 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 71,273
6 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 67,443
7 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 66,775
8 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 63,712
9 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 54,098
10 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,919
11 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 53,640
12 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 50,000
13 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
14 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 48,053
15 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 46,703
16 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 46,278
17 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 45,325
18 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 45,160
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 43,850
20 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
Team Roping (header)  
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $107,643
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 87,122
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 82,115
4 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 76,064
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 70,162
6 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 68,625
7 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 68,528
8 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 60,583
9 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 58,453
10 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 58,259
11 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 56,466
12 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
13 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 51,803
14 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 47,087
15 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 42,778
16 Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala. 40,632
17 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 39,941
18 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 39,372
19 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 39,222
20 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 38,088
   
Team Roping (heeler)  
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $110,343
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 87,122
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 81,053
4 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,120
5 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 73,586
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 73,119
7 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 70,162
8 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 69,524
9 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 62,500
10 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 60,583
11 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 56,466
12 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 54,298
13 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 51,803
14 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
15 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 48,632
16 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 45,850
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 39,222
18 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 37,227
19 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 34,362
20 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 33,174
Saddle Bronc Riding  
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $132,707
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 120,708
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 87,551
4 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 76,331
5 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 76,073
6 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 67,646
7 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 65,222
8 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 62,805
9 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 62,492
10 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 62,444
11 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 60,653
12 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,857
13 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 55,729
14 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 51,826
15 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 43,303
17 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 41,924
18 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 40,546
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 38,737
20 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,452
Tie-down Roping  
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $140,080
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 112,718
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 88,889
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
5 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 79,914
6 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 67,160
7 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 63,522
8 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 62,778
9 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 62,302
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 61,064
11 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 60,921
12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 60,156
13 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 59,114
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 58,286
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 57,183
16 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 55,851
17 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 54,074
18 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 53,707
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 51,513
20 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 50,492
Steer Roping  
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 51,544
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 50,551
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 49,299
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 40,494
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,581
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 30,350
11 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
12 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 26,101
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 23,939
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 23,685
16 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,117
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,777
20 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
Bull Riding  
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $179,158
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 129,067
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 121,451
4 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 94,766
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 88,098
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 77,654
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 74,921
8 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 71,554
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 68,307
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 68,061
11 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 66,949
12 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 65,538
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 62,670
15 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 54,495
16 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
17 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 54,314
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 51,011
19 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 49,903
20 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 25, 2017)

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

 

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $229,280
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 131,318
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
4 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 112,501
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 106,752
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 99,805
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 92,812
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 73,452
9 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 67,642
10 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 66,189
11 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 63,453
12 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 61,405
13 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 54,319
14 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 51,730
15 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 51,629
16 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 51,334
17 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 49,212
18 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 48,826
19 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 45,575
20 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 45,075

 

 

10. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 25, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,037
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,961
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
18 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
19 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651

 

 

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☛ Where have I been lately? HOT news! 7-18-17

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

FROM THE EDITOR

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 19, 2017

I have had several individuals question whether or not I am continuing with my website www.allaboutcutting.com, as lately my news has been rather scarce and for that I am sorry.

My answer is “Yes,” I am continuing with my website; however, lately I have had several distractions which have cut back on my time to write articles. These include the following:

1) I was in the process of selling my horse operation since my husband passed away 9 years ago and I am unable to physically and financially keep this facility going. I recently solved that problem as I have sold my Boyd facility and purchased a much smaller place in Grandview, Texas. I will be moving the end of August but in the meantime I have to pack over 30 years of possessions and memorabilia.

2) Many of you old timers may remember Lee Dale, who created the pedigrees for sale catalogs, including the NCHA sales. Some 20 years ago she had a stroke and has been paralyzed on one side of her body and bedridden in nursing facilities ever since. Over the years all of her relatives have passed away and just before her sister died, I  agreed to take on her medical power of attorney. However, lately, Lee has gone downhill and though she has been in a nursing home for years, during the last few weeks she has been in the Wise Regional Hospital in ICU and currently is in Hospice at Senior Care in Decatur. Her mind is still pretty good and she remembers all you old-time cutters and all the stories that go with them!!!

3) On July 4, fireworks were going off in the middle of the highway in front of my place. The one horse I have left, Cougarand, a 31-year-old champagne son of Peppy San Badger out of a daughter of Doc Bar, is used to highway noises and even fireworks, but one must have come into his pasture and probably even hit him, which in the dark sent him into a pipe fence covered with wire where he fell with a leg getting stuck under the sucker rod at the bottom of the wire. I found him there the next morning and got him up; however, he had obviously injured the hind leg that was under the fence and was lame.

Even though I haven’t had a need to call a vet for some time, I called three different vets in the area – only one called me back; however, he didn’t show up. After doctoring Cougarand myself for a couple of weeks, I remembered my old friend and miracle worker – an equine kinesiologist and chiropractor named Laird Burke. He came and looked at Cougar and couldn’t believe what good shape he was in at 31 years of age – but most of all, he was surprised he hadn’t died lying under that fence all night.

After working on him for about 20 minutes, he said, Turn him loose and he will be just fine tomorrow.”Today is tomorrow – and like Laird promised – Cougarand is just fine, walking normal! In fact, when Laird got done working on him, I took his halter off. He usually runs off when he discovers he is loose; however, this time he followed me until I got out the gate. I guess he thought I had fixed his pain!

Laird has been a friend of Bob and me for many years and has “fixed” many horses that have had accidents or in some way had disturbed their skeletal frame or muscles. We had a baby colt one time who missed the gate when the horses, including his mother, headed out to the pasture. The colt jumped the fence and landed on his back. When he got up, he could walk, but it was like a car with a bent frame – he would walk toward you but he looked like he was actually going another way. We took him to vets and they said there was nothing they could do. About 3 months later, Laird came and stayed with us and he suggested we put the colt in the barn while he worked on him several times over the following week. His magic worked and the colt was soon walking normal and remained that way as long as we owned him. I became a lifetime fan!

Bob and I  met Laird years ago when he was working with and helping horses performing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. He eventually came and stayed with us for several months when he suddenly found himself with a lot of business in Texas, and he and his lovely wife Brenda soon moved to North Texas and have been helping horses over the past few years all over the country at major shows and ranches.

So that’s are my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m sure that in the short term, I will not be posting as often as I did before for awhile as I have this huge move in front of me. I have lived here for 38 years and imagine the “stuff” I have accumulated. They include Quarter Horse Journals back to the 1970s – that I am trying to give away to someone who would like to study the history of the wonderful Quarter Horse.

THE LATEST NEWS:

The latest news came from an e-mail last night wondering if I would like to expose wrong doing at the highest level in the cutting industry. The person said, “There is a Red Hot current situation about a well-known horse owner shooting a tied-up unruly stallion multiple times with a BB pistol at a horse show in Whitesboro, Texas, Saturday, July 8, with witnesses, one of which took a video.”  They felt someone needed to pursue this in order to hold the NCHA accountable with their highly advertised zero tolerance “horse-cruelty” policy.

The caller said Russell McCord from the NCHA was called and told what was going on. He told the caller to do whatever it took to stop it and make the person shooting the horse leave, which he did.

I’m looking for someone who was there and watched the incident so I can report more about it. If you know such a person who is willing to talk with me, my phone no. is 940-433-5232 or cell 940-393-1865. I need to know who the person calling is but I do not have to give their name in my article – however, I would like for them to confirm the name of the perpetrator. I’m waiting by my phone(s).

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 7-17-17

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
July 17, 207

Ty Breuer wins Sheridan WYO Rodeo 

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Black Tie was a bareback horse Ty Breuer wanted to ride.

When he was given the chance, Breuer didn’t waste his opportunity.

The Mandan, N.D., cowboy had an 88-point trip on the horse to capture the victory at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo (July 12-15).

“I had seen that horse quite a bit and I always wanted to get on it because it was a real nice horse of Sankey’s,” Breuer said. “Every time I saw that horse, it was outstanding and I was tickled pink to have him and he had a good day and I had a good day.”

This was the first time Breuer won at Sheridan, and he earned $5,273 for his performance at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

“I was trying to remember the last time I even did good there,” said Breuer, 27. “It’s a cool rodeo and winning that money is a good boost because I had a pretty dry Fourth of July run; so, this will really help out.”

Breuer, who was in 16th place in the July 11 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $45,734, bumped up to 12th in the July 17 standings with $51,007.

“I just need to take one horse at a time and keep riding as best as I can and see what happens,” Breuer said.

Breuer has been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER twice – 2013 and 2016. He finished 14th in the final world standings last year with a career-best $114,330 in earnings.

“Part of getting back to the NFR is being mentally strong,” Breuer said. “There are so many good bareback riders wherever you go. I take things as every time you get on a horse it is another chance to help you get to the NFR, so you don’t want to waste it. Vegas is why we rodeo all year long, to make it there. It’s pretty cool to make it there and have an opportunity to win all that money.”

Breuer, who travels with Tanner Aus and his brother Casey Breuer, 24, wouldn’t change a thing about his career plight.

“This is cool and everything I ever wanted,” Ty said. “When I was a little kid, I dreamed about rodeoing at this level. Being on the road all the time with my brother and Tanner also is a lot of fun.”

Other winners at the $258,822 rodeo were all-around cowboy Jason Evans ($4,238 in team roping and steer roping), steer wrestler Blaine Jones (9.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Erich Rogers/Cory Petska (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy (85.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Shining Mountain), tie-down roper Landyn Duncan (18.4 seconds on two head), barrel racer Ivy Hurst (17.16 seconds), steer roper Chet Herren (47.9 seconds on four head), and bull rider Guthrie Murray (87.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Delco).   

  • Three under 30: The top scores in each of the three roughstock events for the 2017 regular season were all made in towns with populations of less than 30,000 people. The new leader among bull ride scores was made by Gumby Wren, who bested Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s Ralco’s Centrifuge for the first 92-point ride of the regular season in Wapello, Iowa (population 2,037); the leading saddle bronc riding score was by Wade Sundell on Dakota Rodeo’s Chirrikawa in Mandan, N.D. (20,820); and the leading bareback riding score was made by Tim O’Connell on Korkow Rodeo’s Onion Ring in Garden City, Kan. (27,004).
  • Bull rider Will Crain finished second in the bull riding in Wapello with a 91-point ride on JC Kitaif’s Chester’s Flowers, which tied him for the third-best ride of the season. The Wapello PRCA Rodeo is produced entirely by the Wapello (Iowa) High School chapter of Future Farmers of America.
  • Team ropers Cory Clark/Coleby Payne won the second round at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo July 15 with a 3.8-second time, which tied for the fourth-fastest time of the 2017 season. Clark and Payne earned $2,366 for winning the round.

2. Colton Miller notches saddle bronc win at Casper

CASPER, Wyo. – Saddle bronc rider Colton Miller is a resident of the Cowboy State, and he was certainly in a cowboy state of mind this week at the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo.

With a two-head average of 166.5 points, Miller clinched the victory with a short round ride of 84.5 points. Miller’s average total scored just north of two-time World Champion Taos Muncy, who closed with a two-head sum of 163.

Combining his two rides, as well as the average crown, Miller was on the receiving end of $5,030 come Saturday night.

“I drew pretty good,” Miller said. “My first horse was a Big Rafter horse called Who Knows, and I didn’t know much about him but I had heard a lot of good things, and he was really good.”

Miller’s 82-point ride atop Who Knows secured him a place in Saturday night’s final round, where the 24-year-old cowboy saved his best, against the best. Squared off with Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Lunatic Street, the offspring of noted bucking horse Lunatic Fringe, Miller managed to beat the eight-second clock and mark a winning 84.5-point concluding ride, securing the win.

“(Lunatic Street) was really good, and felt really good,” Miller explained.

A resident of Lance Creek, Wyo., Miller’s drive to Casper covered roughly 100 miles down Interstate-25, and naturally, the Mountain Circuit cowboy wasn’t shy in soaking up the emotions that come with winning a close-to-home rodeo.

“It feels pretty good to do well in front of the home state crowd,” Miller said. Chuckling, he added, “I’m guessing I had some fans up there.”

He certainly had fans in the stands of the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, as the short trip to Casper meant that Miller was able to share the thrill with members of his family.

“My grandpa and grandma had come up to watch me in the long round and in the short round,” Miller said.

Despite an “up-and-down” start to his 2017 season, Miller believes that his Casper win is the start to a late-year rally.

“Maybe it’ll help me get my name out there a little more,” Miller noted. “I didn’t have any circuit money won until now, and I hadn’t been to too many circuit rodeos, so this will help with that.”

Other winners at the $239,118 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($1,747 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider David Peebles (168 points on two head), steer wrestlers Cole McNamee and Tom Lewis (7.8 seconds on two head each), team ropers Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter (10.5 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Scott Kormos (15.6 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (34.56 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Boudreaux Campbell (175 points on two head).

3. 2017 PRCA Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nominations are being sought for the PRCA Donita Barnes Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to recognize PRCA members who have dedicated their lives to the rodeo industry for their commitment, work and contributions. Any active member (or active life member) of the PRCA may nominate eligible contract personnel members for the award.

Nominees must have been a PRCA member for a minimum of 15 years, and may not have won a yearly contract personnel award within 15 years of the date of nomination (life members may be nominated even if they are not actively renewed). Nomination letters of 500 words or less can be mailed to the PRCA, 101 ProRodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80919 or e-mailed to bsorenson@prorodeo.com between now and Aug. 1.

All nominations will be reviewed by an external selection panel. The top five nominees will be voted on by any contract personnel members who have participated in at least one rodeo within that rodeo year.

For more information, contact Brandy Sorenson at the PRCA National Headquarters, 719.593.8840.

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream California Rodeo Salinas at 1 p.m. (PT), July 22 and 1 p.m., July 23 … According to the June edition of Australia’s Rodeo News (page 21), former PRCA member Australian native David Worsfold broke the APRA bareback riding record with a score of 91 points at the Nebo Rodeo in May on Gill Brothers’ Little Egypt. He is the reigning APRA bareback riding champion (2015-16) … Dantan Bertsch was recently named assistant rodeo coach at Casper (Wyo.) College. A 2015 graduate of Casper College, Bertsch earned an associate of science degree in agri-business and rodeoed for three seasons under Tom Parker. “My time at Casper College was the best three years of my life,” Bertsch said. During his time as a Thunderbird, he competed in both saddle bronc riding and bareback riding his first two years and bareback riding his final year. Concentrating on one event proved to be a wise choice, as Bertsch was the 2015 Casper College High Point Champion, the 2015 Central Rocky Mountain Region Bareback Riding Champion and a 2015 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Finals qualifier. Bertsch will join Casper head coach Jhett Johnson and the team next month … Fans at the Aug. 3 performance of Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg this year are asked to wear pink to show awareness and recognition of cancer. For every fan wearing pink to that night of the rodeo, the Phillipsburg Rodeo Association will donate $1 to cancer research and local cancer patients, and voluntary donations will be collected that night … Tickets are available online for the 32nd Annual Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills (Calif.) Expo Center, Sept. 23-24. Joining the event this year are members of the Veterans Benefit Team Roping Foundation. Those who have served the country will be in the ring for roping events to entertain and to celebrate the contributions made by men and women of the armed forces. The Gabriel Foundation, the rodeo producer, has helped thousands of young people in the East San Gabriel Valley who are mentally challenged, physically handicapped or come from disadvantaged or abusive homes. Since its inception in 1985, the Gabriel Foundation has contributed more than $2.3 million to various charities helping these children in need. The Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, and more than $98,000 was donated last year with proceeds from the 2016 rodeo. Tickets may be purchased at www.industryhillsprorodeo.org … The 2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant is on tap in Woodward, July 19-22. The pageant will feature horsemanship competitions, speeches, fashion shows, a parade, and more. Events during the week all lead up to the coronation July 22 at the Woodward County Event Center. The pageant will feature 14 Oklahoma girls and young women competing for the titles of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Sweetheart. When the winners of each title are chosen during the coronation, they will enter the Lady in Waiting program. “This is the time they prepare you for your year as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma,” 2017 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Calli Newman said to the Woodward News. “You go out and find sponsors, take pictures, and they get to go watch the Miss Rodeo America pageant.” … The Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup, which takes place at the Grant County Fair, gets underway next month. The Grant County Fair is Aug. 15-19, while the Moses Lake Roundup is Aug. 17-19. The fair and the rodeo are teaming up again this year to offer a combo ticket. For $18, people age 10 and older will be allowed to attend all three nights of the rodeo and all four days of the fair, according to Tyler Brown, the treasurer of the Moses Lake Rodeo Association. For those 7-9 years old, combo tickets cost $6. Children under 6 are free, Brown said. Tickets are expected to go on sale at the Green Gate when the rodeo offices open to the public on July 25.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Being called ProRodeo Hall of Famer Mike Beers has a good ring to it. This is for real. You’re now one of those guys you looked up to.”

– Mike Beers, team roping heeler told the ProRodeo Sports News about his upcoming induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 5.

5. Next Up

July 18            Snake River Stampede, Nampa, Idaho, begins

July 19            Franklin County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Hampton, Iowa, begins

July 19            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR), begins

July 19            Eagle County (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo begins

July 19            Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days begins

July 19            Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo, Pretty Prairie, Kan., begins

July 19            Days of ’47 Cowboys Games and Rodeo, Salt Lake City, Utah, begins

July 19            Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo begins

July 20            Harrington (Del.) ProRodeo

July 20            Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo begins

July 20            Wahoo (Neb.) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 20            California Rodeo Salinas begins

July 21            Rice County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Faribault, Minn.

July 21            46th annual Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 21            Neshoba County Fair & Rodeo, Philadelphia, Miss., begins

July 21            Marias River Stampede, Shelby, Mont., begins

July 21            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 21            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 21            K Days Rodeo, Edmonton, Alberta, begins

July 22            Lake Luzerne (N.Y.) Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

July 22            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 22            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 22            Saline County Fair Rodeo, Crete, Neb., begins

July 22            Moose Mountain ProRodeo Series, Kennedy, Sask., begins

July 22            Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, Wrangler MDT Rodeo begins

July 22            Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo Rookie Saddle Bronc, permit section

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 17, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $86,888
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $86,888
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 17, 2017

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 93,067
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 74,366
5 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 73,272
6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 68,926
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 61,348
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 58,417
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 56,027
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 41,539
12 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 39,979
13 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 34,344
15 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 34,135
16 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
17 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 30,220
18 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,633
20 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 22,394
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 84,044
3 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 77,536
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,231
6 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 61,933
7 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 61,497
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 58,408
9 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 57,729
10 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
11 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 56,130
12 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 51,007
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 50,283
14 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,756
15 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 46,654
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 41,068
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 84,330
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 62,934
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 58,265
5 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 54,950
6 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 54,868
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,119
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 49,676
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 47,817
11 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 47,715
12 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 44,782
13 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 44,278
14 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
15 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 41,180
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 40,041
18 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $86,888
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 82,375
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 76,115
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 68,562
5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 68,528
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 62,865
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,724
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 48,845
10 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 47,369
11 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,770
12 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 34,779
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 34,775
14 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 34,235
15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 32,981
16 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
17 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 32,214
18 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 31,399
19 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 30,839
20 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 30,591
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $86,888
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $82,375
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 69,524
4 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 68,562
5 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 67,854
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 57,432
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,724
9 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 53,086
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 52,897
11 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
12 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 47,369
13 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,770
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 34,827
16 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
17 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 31,162
18 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 30,591
19 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 29,563
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 29,181
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 88,604
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 63,629
5 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 59,745
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,857
7 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 54,842
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 53,753
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 52,457
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 49,376
11 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 44,653
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,452
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 35,920
17 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 35,690
18 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 35,541
19 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 35,118
20 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 34,843
Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 83,958
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,471
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 74,001
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 62,723
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 54,841
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 53,475
11 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 52,537
12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 52,240
13 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 52,119
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 51,700
15 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 48,083
16 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 47,059
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 46,972
18 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 39,204
20 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 37,086
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 51,544
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 50,551
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 49,299
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 40,494
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,581
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 30,350
11 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
12 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 26,101
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 23,939
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 23,685
16 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,117
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,777
20 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 109,399
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 92,507
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 87,855
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 73,354
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 73,321
8 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 67,535
9 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
10 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 62,935
11 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 61,529
12 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 59,581
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 58,140
14 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 56,940
15 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 51,766
17 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 49,920
18 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,559
20 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 40,923

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 17, 2017)

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

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $224,683
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 117,191
3 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 108,627
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 105,155
5 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 103,922
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 94,503
7 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 66,189
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 63,200
9 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 54,831
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 53,008
11 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 51,730
12 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 51,334
13 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 49,229
14 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 48,855
15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 48,408
16 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 47,352
17 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 46,537
18 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 45,575
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 43,323
20 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 41,881
8. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 17, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,037
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,961
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
18 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
19 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 7-13-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
July 13, 2017

 

ProRodeo Hall of Famer Winston Bruce passes 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Fame saddle bronc rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79.

Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965.

Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989, becoming the first Canadian competitor to receive that honor. He also was inducted in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1998.

“The world of rodeo is one of the greatest lives,” Bruce said in a 1988 article in the ProRodeo Sports News. “Doing what you like to do makes you good at what you’re doing.”

The native of Stettler, Alberta, developed a winning style through hours of practice, even in the snow. He summed up his formula for success as nerve, ability, coordination, balance and try.

Bruce also was the 1957-58 Canadian saddle bronc riding champion, and he won the saddle bronc riding title at Calgary (Alberta) and Cheyenne (Wyo.) in 1959.

Bruce, in rodeo circles, was sometimes referred to as “a homemade bronc rider.” This was in respectful reference to the fact he developed and perfected a wondrous and winning bronc riding style, under the direction of his father, Laurence, in home practice arenas.

The son of a stock contractor and bronc rider, Bruce grew up around cowboys and rodeos. In May 1965, he put on his first Winston Bruce Rodeo College, a roughstock riding school. In 1969, Bruce made the move from competing to working in rodeo. He was named assistant arena director of the Calgary Stampede, and in 1970, he became arena director.

From 1980 through 2002, he served as division manager for the rodeo, supervising the production of the Calgary Stampede and the rodeo stock breeding program.

 

 

2. Smidt is Cowboy Christmas top timed-event earner 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gifts were a plenty for tie-down roper Caleb Smidt during the 2017 Cowboy Christmas.

The 2015 world champion won $30,199 during the wild rodeo run.

“Man, things went really well for me,” Smidt said. “I think what really helped me is the horsepower I had.”

Smidt’s performance wasn’t far off of tie-down roper Shane Hanchey’s single-event, timed-event Cowboy Christmas record of $32,293 in earnings, which was set in 2016.

Smidt was able to stuff his Cowboy Christmas stockings by riding his bay horse, Pockets, who is 10, and Iron, 7. Iron is a sorrel horse who belongs to Walter Johnson and is ridden by Smidt and eight-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Justin Maass.

“I pretty much rode Pockets everywhere, and he was awesome,” Smidt said. “It was great to also have Iron because everywhere I rode him, he did his job. I drew good at the rodeos and I had a lot of chances to win and I took advantage at most of them.”

Smidt also rode Pockets at the 2015 WNFR, where he doubled up as the WNFR average winner and world champ.

Smidt’s largest earnings during the Cowboy Christmas run came at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, Cody (Wyo.) Stampede and the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz. He cashed in a $9,802 payday in Greeley – all in tie-down roping – and he also took all-around cowboy honors thanks to competing in team roping.

Smidt then earned $9,475 at Cody by splitting first place with Sterling Smith as each recorded 7.7-second times. He added another $6,274 at Prescott – $3,463 for winning the two-head average with an 18.1-second time – while aboard Iron.

 

Here are the final, unofficial Cowboy Christmas earnings after July 10. 

  • Top timed-event money finishers are as follows:
TIMED EVENTS
1. Caleb Smidt, TD $30,199
2. Kaleb Driggers, TR1 $26,540
Junior Nogueira, TR2 $26,540
4. Kyle Irwin, SW $24,504
5. Levi Simpson, TR1 $22,649
6. Tanner Milan, SW $22,555
7. Jeremy Buhler, TR2 $21,921
8. Riley Minor, TR1 $21,081
Brady Minor, TR2 $21,081
10. Clay Smith, TR1 $20,742
Paul Eaves, TR2 $20,742
12. Will Lummus, SW $20,235

 

 

3. Green is top Cowboy Christmas roughstock winner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket, but Canadian saddle bronc rider Layton Green is going to need bigger pockets as he more than doubled his 2017 earnings during Cowboy Christmas.

In roughly 10 days, Green won $26,590 by competing at 14 rodeos – nearly half his winnings stemmed from his success at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, with $14,542 won at a single rodeo. (Green also won $690 at the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede).

Green had six flights and spent about 50 hours on the road during his 10-day run that stretched from Ponoka to Airdrie, Alberta, to Williams Lake, British Columbia, then on to Oregon and down into South Dakota and Colorado.

With so many rodeos happening at the same time, Green had to decide between competing at the short round of Ponoka or the short round at Greeley, but drawing Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior for the final round in Ponoka made the choice easy.

“I was excited when I saw what I drew in Ponoka,” Green said. “That made it easier to figure out where I was going to go.”

He made the right decision, as his 87.25-point ride in the final round placed him first in the average and granted him a spot in the showdown round, where he placed second for a grand total of $14,542 earned in Ponoka.

“I was in the heat of the moment, but I was pretty happy and it takes the pressure off,” Green said. “It was the cherry on top.”

“He had a great Cowboy Christmas and he drew good horses and kicked their ass,” said Green’s traveling partner, saddle bronc rider Jake Watson (a 2016 qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER). “He’s always done good on the Fourth of July.”

 

Top roughstock money winners over Cowboy Christmas are as follows:

 

 

ROUGHSTOCK EVENTS
1. Layton Green, SB $25,900
2. Sage Kimzey, BR $24,227
3. Tim O’Connell, BB $24,102
4. Joe Frost, BR $23,532
5. J.R. Vezain, BB $23,128
6. Dustin Bowen, BR $21,521
7. Jake Vold, BB $20,583
8. Steven Peebles, BB $19,580
9. Zeke Thurston, SB $18,448
10. Garrett Smith, BR $17,004
11. Ty Wallace, BR $15,878
12. Richmond Champion, BB $15,876


Tops in each event over Cowboy Christmas

 

BB Tim O’Connell $24,102
SW Kyle Irwin $24,504
TR1 Kaleb Driggers $26,540
TR2 Junior Nogueira $26,540
SB Layton Green $25,900
TD Caleb Smidt $30,199
BR Sage Kimzey $24,227
SR Troy Tillard $5,688
  • Versatility pays off: Two multiple-event cowboys, Cody Doescher and Marcus Theriot, nearly cracked into the Cowboy Christmas timed-event Top 10. Doescher ranked 13th among timed-event contestants with $19,388 in team roping heeling and bulldogging; Theriot was just behind him at 14th with $19,321 in steer wrestling, team roping heading and tie-down roping. Theriot was the only top cowboy to earn money in three events.
  • Spreading it around: Seventeen cowboys not in the Top 30 of the world standings before Cowboy Christmas – including six not in the Top 50 – made more than $10,000 during the lucrative midseason week. They were led by steer wrestler Kyle Irwin, who entered Cowboy Christmas ranked 37th, earned the most of anyone in his event with $24,504, and jumped to No. 11 in today’s world standings. Among roughstock contestants, bareback rider Steven Peebles came in 48th, earned $19,580 and moved up to 24th. Cowboys who were on the outside of the Top 50, but earned their way in with Cowboy Christmas money, were led by heeler Cody Doescher, who had appeared in the June all-around standings but not in any individual event; he entered the team roping standings at 19th after earning $15,184 in that event during the week (he also earned $4,204 in steer wrestling).
  • Payday: The biggest single check of Cowboy Christmas went to bareback rider Jake Vold, who picked up $17,579 in Ponoka, Alberta, by placing second in the first round and then sweeping the finals round, the average and the showdown round. The biggest check in the United States was written by the Greeley Stampede to tie-down roper Cade Swor: $11,344. Six additional PRCA contestants picked up checks of more than $10,000 at rodeos south of the 49th Parallel: bareback rider Tim O’Connell, $10,892 in St. Paul, Ore.; team roping brothers Brady and Riley Minor, $10,233 each in Greeley, Colo.; bareback rider Tyler Nelson, $10,032 in Cody, Wyo.; saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer, $10,025 in St. Paul; and bull rider Brady Portenier, $10,382, also in St. Paul.

 

 

4. ProRodeo Hall of Fame welcomes horses

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is once again having its live animal display at the Hall in Colorado Springs.

This year, a pair of Summit Pro Rodeo horses – Powder Wash and Bill Picket – are spending the summer at the ProRodeo HOF. The horses arrived July 7.

Powder Wash was born in 1992 and retired from competition in 2013. Powder Wash was raised in Powder Wash., Colo., hence the name. He is a rider-friendly saddle bronc horse.

Bill Picket was born in 1999 and retired in 2013. He was named after the ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Bill Pickett. Pickett, who was born in 1870, was credited with founding steer wrestling.

The horse, Bill Picket, was selected to compete in the Mountain States Circuit Finals several times.

 

 

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the WYO PRCA Rodeo in Sheridan, Wyo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 15 … The Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede paid tribute to rodeo legend Harry Vold with patches for all 96 participants in the final round July 3. The Vold family also had a bench made to commemorate the “Duke of the Chutes” and a video of Vold speaking was played for the crowd at the highest-paying rodeo of Cowboy Christmas. Vold passed away on March 13 at 93 years old, after a lifetime of ProRodeo success that led to his induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1994, and then being named a Legend of ProRodeo in 2009. “It’s Harry’s hometown and he got his start here, and he was a longtime supporter and member of the Stampede,” said Blair Vold, president of the Ponoka Stampede, and Harry Vold’s nephew. The 96 contestants who qualified for the final round had Vold’s signature brand, the Bar HV, underneath their number. The bench was made by Bruce Harbin Welding in Ponoka and will be placed outside of the Ponoka Stampede’s rodeo office … ProRodeo Hall of Famer Ted Nuce will host a bull riding clinic at the rodeo arena west of the McAlester (Okla.) Southeast Expo Center on July 14-15. Nuce, a 1985 PRCA world champion, was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2009. The clinic is open to riders 6 years and older, and costs $200 per person. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. each day. All riders must sign a waiver form available the day of the camp or via early registration by calling 940.577.7909 … The Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo turned 75 years old July 9. Former Drummond Trojan and University of Montana football star Chase Reynolds was grand marshal of the parade that was held prior to the rodeo July 9. Reynolds, an NFL free agent, started the procession on the same end of town the original rodeo was held, in a field near the Wagon Wheel Café … The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign was established in ProRodeo 13 years ago with the mission to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. For some communities, the campaign is about giving locally and fighting all levels of cancer. That’s the case with the TETWP at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair and Rodeo, which takes place July 19-22, at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. “We partner with the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, and it’s really amazing that we get to benefit its patients,” said Hanna Albertson, chairwoman of the fair and rodeo’s advisory committee, in a press release. “I think it’s important that we give back locally.” Christine Albertson has been with Shaw since 2012, and in that time, Tough Enough to Wear Pink has contributed $27,785 to the cancer center. That money is utilized in various ways to assist patients with their treatments … Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson hopes a $3 million investment in the Garfield County Fairgrounds pays off for the county and his native Rifle, Colo., with new events that draw crowds from around the state and region. Some of the improvements to the fairgrounds include new stalls for horses and livestock, a new PA system, improvements to the indoor arena and a northeast entrance on 12th Street that is currently under construction. Samson expects the construction to be completed in time for the county’s fair and rodeo from July 31 through Aug. 6. The Garfield County Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event takes place Aug. 2 and the Garfield County Fair & PRCA Rodeo is Aug. 3.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I think it’s really neat, and I know he’d be pleased – he loved this kind of thing.”

– Kirsten Vold said to the ProRodeo Sports News about the tribute to her father, Harry Vold, at the Ponoka Stampede on July 3.

 

 

6. Next Up

July 11            Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, Casper, Wyo., begins

July 12            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR), begins

July 12            Sheridan (Wyo.) WYO Rodeo begins

July 13            Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days Xtreme Bulls Division 2

July 13            Bear Paw Roundup, Chinook, Mont., begins

July 13            Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison, Colo., begins

July 13            Ute Stampede, Nephi, Utah, begins

July 13            Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, Mitchell, S.D., begins

July 14            Silver State Stampede, Elko, Nev., begins

July 14            Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo begins

July 14            Buckin’ on the River, Savannah, Tenn., begins

July 14            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 14            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 14            Extreme Events Championship Rodeo, Waconia, Minn., begins

July 14            Wapello (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo begins

July 14            Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days begins

July 14            Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede begins

July 15            Lake Luzerne (N.Y.) Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

July 15            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 15            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 16            Rodeo de Campeones, Saltillo, Mexico

July 16            C.M. Russell Stampede, Stanford, Conn.

 

 

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 11, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $85,294
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $85,294
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

 

 

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 11, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 86,844
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 73,272
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 73,235
6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 68,701
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 61,013
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 55,446
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 54,741
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 39,980
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 39,177
13 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 32,609
15 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
16 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 31,992
17 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
18 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 29,023
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,633
20 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 22,394

 

Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 84,044
3 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 77,536
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,231
6 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 59,752
7 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 59,120
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 57,801
9 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
10 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 55,353
11 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 54,006
12 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,756
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 47,554
14 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
15 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 46,654
16 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 45,734
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 39,428

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 84,330
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 62,934
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 58,265
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,119
6 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 50,514
7 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 50,479
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 49,065
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 46,031
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
12 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 43,651
13 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
14 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 42,718
15 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 42,027
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 40,205
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 40,041
18 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $85,294
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 77,412
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 76,115
4 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 67,224
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 66,505
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 59,265
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,364
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 47,009
10 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,801
11 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 40,099
12 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 34,779
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 33,798
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 32,467
16 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 30,650
17 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 30,500
18 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 30,420
19 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 30,268
20 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 30,231

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $85,294
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 77,412
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 68,220
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 66,505
6 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 64,254
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 56,301
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,364
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 51,334
10 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
11 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 47,009
12 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,801
13 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 44,340
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 34,827
16 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 28,514
18 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 27,542
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 27,501
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 27,021

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 88,604
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 63,629
5 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 59,745
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,761
7 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 49,376
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 49,147
9 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
10 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
11 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 47,207
12 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 46,698
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 41,840
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,306
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 35,690
17 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 35,541
18 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 34,893
19 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 34,244
20 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 33,541

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 81,531
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,471
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 67,777
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 62,617
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 52,240
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 51,202
11 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 50,653
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 50,643
13 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 49,590
14 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 48,083
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
16 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 46,724
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 44,563
18 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 42,126
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 38,842
20 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 37,086

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Vin Fisher Jr.., Andrews, Texas 47,667
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 47,306
4 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 44,704
5 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
6 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 35,259
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,105
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
11 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
12 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 26,791
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 25,421
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
15 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 22,987
16 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 22,461
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 19,193
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,437

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 109,399
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 89,596
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 87,455
6 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 73,321
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 69,495
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 63,466
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 57,880
11 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 57,606
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 56,940
13 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 54,947
14 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 51,836
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 49,261
17 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
18 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 45,184
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 44,339
20 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 40,923

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 11, 2017)

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

 

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $163,433
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 91,700
3 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 91,503
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 89,922
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 86,983
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 73,324
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 60,001
8 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 52,688
9 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 47,831
10 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 47,620
11 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 46,677
12 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 45,640
13 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 42,796
15 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 40,358
16 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 39,511
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 38,600
18 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 37,762
19 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 35,700
20 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 35,430

 

 

 

9. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 11, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
15 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
16 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,018
17 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
18 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
19 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
20 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 10,502

 

 

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
July 6, 2017

Vold wins Ponoka Stampede again 

PONOKA, Alberta – The hometown cowboy – bareback rider Jake Vold – couldn’t stop smiling the night of July 3.

The Ponoka, Alberta, native won the prestigious Ponoka Stampede for the second time in his career.

Vold’s latest victory came thanks to an 88.75-point ride on Wayne Vold’s Mucho Dinero in the four-man Showdown.

“It was all grins when I drew that horse (Mucho Dinero),” Vold said. “That’s a phenomenal horse and definitely one of my favorites to get on. That’s the third time I’ve had him. I had great luck on him before, and he probably had the best trip (July 3) that he’s ever had and things just worked out in my favor.”

Vold first won the Ponoka Stampede in 2013 with a 91.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior. Vold, who now lives in Airdrie, Alberta, earned $17,579 for his latest triumph.

“This win (July 3) at Ponoka was greatly needed,” said Vold, 30. “I really needed a big weekend and this sure helps. This is my hometown and this is my second win at Ponoka and it’s such a great feeling to win here. This is one of the best rodeos in the world and it’s underestimated, for sure. The committee here and the stock contractors are phenomenal. When you can win a rodeo like this, it’s a cool feeling.”

Vold was on top of his game in Ponoka. He finished second in the first round with an 86.5-point ride, and then won the finals with a 90.75-ride on C5 Rodeo’s F13 Virgil. With 177.25 points, he won the two-head average.

Before he entered the four-man Showdown, he had earned $10,079. His performance took him to No. 17 in the July 6 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $44,111.

“This win at Ponoka is going to help me immensely,” Vold said. “We are entered up the next six weeks and I’m really looking forward to see what I can do.”

A year ago, Vold finished a career-best second in the world standings with $240,161 and he won $165,340 at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. He was victorious in Rounds 4, 5, and 6, and placed in seven rounds of the Wrangler NFR to tie for second place in the average in Las Vegas.

Other winners at the $450,962 rodeo were steer wrestler Jason Thomas (4.3 seconds), team ropers Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler (6.0 seconds), saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (87.75 points on Northcott-Macza’s Get Smart), tie-down roper Jason Schaefer (8.6 seconds), barrel racer Carman Pozzobon (17.626 seconds), and bull rider Garrett Smith (175.5 points on two head).

No bull rider posted a score in the four-man Showdown, so the winner was determined by the average winner, who was Smith.

Here are the preliminary, unofficial Cowboy Christmas earnings after July 4. Full Cowboy Christmas results will be available in next week’s press release.

  • Roughstock event money leaders are as follows:
  • 1. Tim O’Connell, BB   $$23,84
  • 2.  Joe Frost, BR   $22,485
  • 3.  J. R. Vezain, BB   $22,144
  • 4.  Sage Kimzey, BR   $21,390
  • 5.  Layton Green, SB   $20,570
  • 6.  Jake Vold, BB   $20,367
  • 7.  Dustin Bowen, BR   $19,690
  • 8.  Steven Peebles, BB   $19,580
  • 9.  Zeke Thurston, SB   $18,448
  • 10. Garrett Smith, BR   $17,144
  • 11. Jordan Hansen, BR   $16,443
  • 12. Richmond Champion, BB  $15,793
  • Timed-event money leaders are as follows:
  • 1. Caleb Smidt, TD  $27,843
  • 2. Kyle Irwin, SW  $24,504
  • 3.  Brady Minor,TR2  $21,081
  • 4.  Riley Minor, TR2  $21,081
  • 5.  Tanner Milan, SW  $18,690
  • 6. Jeremy Buhler, TR2  $18,234
  • 7.  Levi Simpson, TR1  $18,234
  • 8.  Joseph Harrison, TR2  $18,190
  • 9.  Charly Crawford, TR1  $18,190
  • 10 Tyson Durfey, TD  $18,020
  • 11. Cory Solomon, TD  $17,282
  • 12. Paul Eaves, TR2  $16,558
  • 12. Clay Smith, TR1  $16,558

Nelson nails his first Cowboy Stampede win

CODY, Wyo. – Tyler Nelson was No. 16 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings prior to his $10,032 winning ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire at the Cody Stampede – and now this 24-year-old is gunning for his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, sitting at No. 13.

“It’s one of the ones I always wanted to win and I was pretty dang excited when I realized I won it,” Nelson said. “It definitely helped me get closer to the NFR, too.”

Nelson narrowly beat last year’s world champion bareback rider, Tim O’Connell, and local favorite J.R. Vezain – a four-time qualifier for the WNFR. Both O’Connell and Vezain fell a half-point behind Nelson’s score and tied for second place.

“I love the competition, and it makes me perform better,” Nelson said. “I just had a really good horse – he really bucked, and it helped me out a bunch.

“It’s exciting, and the money is one thing – but, being at a rodeo of that caliber is completely different – it reminds you of why you do it,” Nelson said.

Prior to Cody, Nelson also competed at the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, S.D., and the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo in Oakley City, Utah; but didn’t place at either of them during his Cowboy Christmas run.

Fortunately, one ride in Cody was all it took to change going home empty-handed into going home with $10,032 and increased confidence for the summer season.

“It’s a little bit of a relief – but it’s a long summer and you’ve got to grind your way through it and keep going and stay healthy,” Nelson said.

Up next, Nelson’s hitting the road for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, which runs July 12-15.

“I think I’m going to have a busy fall and the rest of the year,” Nelson said. “I’m going to try to be smart and stay healthy.”

Other winners at the $343,861 rodeo were all-around cowboy Caleb Smidt ($9,475 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Kyle Irwin (3.8 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (4.4 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jesse Wright (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force), tie-down ropers Caleb Smidt and Sterling Smith (7.7 seconds each), barrel racer Tammy Fischer (16.88 seconds) and bull rider Dustin Bowen (87.5 points on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Woody).

Rusty Wright wins Greeley for second year in a row

GREELEY, Colo. – Saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright won his second consecutive Greeley (Colo.) Stampede on July 3 by tallying 168.5 points on two head.

“It’s awesome,” Wright said. “I’ve had kind of a slow year, and was excited to come here because I won it last year. I like the atmosphere here – it makes me aggressive and the crowd is fun. You can hear them scream when you ride and it makes you want to try harder.”

Wright, 21, is a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER – the last two years in a row – and now he’s aiming to go three-for-three.

“Winning boosts my confidence 100 percent – and a win like this heading into the summer helps you know you can ride the rank ones,” Wright said. “I want to keep the momentum going.”

Wright won the 2016 Greeley Stampede with an 85.5-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Falling Star. This year, he drew Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Ole Flame for the final round – the same bronc Jacobs Crawley rode to win the first round of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February.

“He said it was a fun horse and to take the rein and let it all hang out – so that’s what I did,” Wright said.

That approach paid off as Wright made an 87-point ride, a point higher than Crawley had made on the same bronc four months prior. It also propelled Wright to the top of the average in Greeley by four points – which added up to a $5,264 payday.

Prior to Greeley, Wright had been to Oakley, Utah; Prescott, Ariz.; Red Lodge, Mont., and Cody, Wyo.

“And we drove the whole way,” Wright said. “I was getting tired, but a win like this makes me want to keep going.”

Other winners at the $315,370 rodeo were all-around cowboy Caleb Smidt ($9,802 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Shane O’Connell (173.5 points on two head), steer wrestler Dru Melvin (7.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves and Riley Minor/Brady Minor (10.3 second on two head each), tie-down ropers Shane Hanchey and Cade Swor (19.0 seconds on two head each), barrel racer Sydni Blanchard (34.45 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Brody Yeary (85.5 points on one head).

Bowen holds on for Prescott win

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Bull rider Dustin Bowen was busy heading up and down the rodeo road July 4, when he received a present better than fireworks or hotdogs – a big check.

The 26-year-old native of Fredericksburg, Pa., earned a $7,221 prize after his 83.5-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Sandi’s Dream held up for the victory at the June 28 through July 4 World’s Oldest Rodeo.

“I rode during the first perf (June 28), and I was hoping that my score would hold up,” Bowen said. “That bull has been around forever, and they win on him a lot. Plus, I knew that Prescott is traditionally a rodeo where they don’t ride too many, so I was optimistic about it.”

There aren’t many rodeos throughout the PRCA season that pay more than $7,000 for a one-header, and it was just the jolt Bowen was looking for.

“It’s great to be able to win that amount of money for one ride,” he said. “Most of the year involves just getting small checks wherever you go – whether it’s $1,000 or $2,000 here or there – but being able to grab that much money in Prescott that quick helps out so much.”

Bowen, who now resides in Waller, Texas, entered the Cowboy Christmas run 12th in the world. The windfall in Prescott, coupled with some other large checks, put him eighth in the Top 10 of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

Bowen – who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in 2015 – has already surpassed his total money won from the 2016 season, in which he finished 29th in the world with $44,416.

“Last season, at this time of the year, I had my shoulder come out at two separate times, and then tore up my bicep,” Bowen said of his 2016 woes. “I was riding really well last year, too, but those injuries pretty much ended my season.”

Undeterred, Bowen has come roaring back in 2017 as he tries to make it back to Las Vegas this December.

He won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver in January, and then split the title at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., in March.

Now, he’s adding to that list with an impressive Cowboy Christmas run.

“This is one of the first Cowboy Christmas runs that I haven’t been hurt,” Bowen said. “I really haven’t had the chance to go to a lot of rodeos during this time of year without fighting a bad injury or being completely out. I tried to not worry about it in the past and to know that I would eventually have a healthy Fourth of July, and this has definitely been my best.”

Other winners at the $237,805 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trell Etbauer ($2,838 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Evan Jayne (85.5 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Smoke Jumper), steer wrestler Josh Peek (9.0 seconds on two head), team ropers Chad Masters/Travis Graves (13.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Sterling Crawley (86 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Ropin Dreams), and Zeke Thurston (86 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Ropin Dreams), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt (18.1 seconds on two head), steer ropers Bryce Davis and Mike Chase (37.3 seconds on three head each) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi (34.59 seconds on two runs).

Arena records broken at St. Paul

Courtesy of Ruth Nicolaus

ST. PAUL, Ore. – An Oregon and Oklahoma cowboy teamed up to cement a new team roping record at the 82nd annual St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo.

Charly Crawford of Prineville, Ore., and Joseph Harrison of Overbrook, Okla., turned in a time of 4.1 seconds to win the first round, eclipsing the St. Paul Rodeo arena record. The old mark of 4.2 seconds was set twice, once by Joe Beaver and Tom Bourne in 2001, followed by Ty Blasingame and Cody Hintz in 2010.

On their second run, Crawford and Harrison notched a time of 5.7 seconds to win the average crown, adding up to a two-head time of 9.8 seconds.

It’s the second time Crawford has won the St. Paul Rodeo, and it’s special to him.

“I grew up right down the road in Canby, and I’ve been coming to this rodeo as long as I can remember,” he said. “I’ve junior rodeoed and peewee rodeoed right here.”

He won the St. Paul Rodeo in 2006, and the buckle that year went to his good friend Stub Johnson, who had cancer. Johnson, a resident of St. Helens, Ore., helped with the team roping, running the barrier rope for years. When Johnson passed away, he was buried with the buckle.

This one, Crawford gets to keep.

When Crawford and Harrison made their victory lap, it was slow and to a roaring crowd, as they soaked up the applause.

“I’ve been roping my cowboy toy since I was a little kid, trying to win this rodeo,” Crawford said, beaming. “I’ve been here, pushing steers, watching the big guys, idolizing every one of them. This is a meaningful win. I’ve been dreaming of winning this rodeo since I was in diapers.”

The team roping record wasn’t the lone benchmark to be set anew.

Tim O’Connell, the reigning world champion bareback rider, scored 89.5 points to win the rodeo, the buckle, and a check for $10,892.

He erased the previous arena best of 88 points, set by three different cowboys: Bruce Ford in 1989, Wes Stevenson in 2002, and Steven Dent in 2012. The win is O’Connell’s second-consecutive victory at St. Paul, following an 87-point ride a season ago.

O’Connell has set the bareback riding world on fire in the last few years, with his champion mentality. He won the 2016 PRCA world championship last season and is the No. 1 cowboy in this year’s current standings, more than $35,000 ahead of Tanner Aus.

It was the third time for O’Connell matched up against Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Sacred Nation, with success becoming a trend. He won Puyallup, Wash., last year on the horse, and placed third in the first round at last year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

“That’s a phenomenal horse,” he said. “Wow. What a day she had today. She’s an amazing animal that lets you completely go at her with everything you’ve got, and she gives it right back. I’m so thankful and so blessed.”

O’Connell works hard at his trade to be excellent at it, both physically and mentally.

“In the last couple years, I’ve tried to take complete accountability for my actions on the back of a bucking horse,” he said. “You stop blaming others, you stop blaming horses, you stop blaming judges, and you only blame yourself. And you’re the only person who can fix it. It makes me try to be a champion, and the best version of myself every single day I nod my head.”

Other winners at the $352,273 rodeo were all-around cowboy Rhen Richard ($3,480 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Kyle Irwin (8.6 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer (83 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Goliath), tie-down roper Clint Nyegaard (19.7 seconds on two head), barrel racer Nellie Miller (17.43 seconds) and bull rider Brady Portenier (90 points Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Moe Betta).

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 8 and livestream the WYO PRCA Rodeo in Sheridan, Wyo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 15.

Odessa (Texas) College bull rider Bradie Gray was discharged from the Wyoming Medical Center July 5, less than a month after suffering life-threatening injuries, according to a school press release. Gray walked out of the facility under his own power three weeks after a bull stepped on his chest during the College National Rodeo Finals June 15 in Casper, Wyo.

Andy Stewart has the unique ability to put it all together as one of the top emcees in professional rodeo, an eight-time nominee for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Announcer of the Year. He will bring his talents to Gunnison (Colo.) as the voice of Cattlemen’s Days PRCA Rodeo, set for 7 p.m., July 13-15, at Fred Field Western Center in Gunnison. “I feel that production is extremely important in the world of rodeo,” said Stewart, now in his 22nd year in the PRCA. “If people get a $20 ticket, then we need to give them $40 worth of entertainment and get the most bang for their buck.”

Following the completion of the World’s Oldest Rodeo July 4 in Prescott, Ariz., the rodeo court for the 2018 Prescott Frontier Days World’s Oldest Rodeo was named. Heritage Middle School student Carlee David will be the junior court representative, while Chino Valley High School sophomore Morgan Reid was honored with the senior court nomination. Sarah Grant, who also goes to Chino Valley High School, was selected to be the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Queen.

Alex Hyland, 22, from Windsor, Colo., was named the 2018 Miss Rodeo Colorado July 2 at the Greeley Stampede. Hyland won the horsemanship, speech and appearance awards at the four-day pageant. She is the current Miss Rodeo Colorado lady-in-waiting until her reign begins Jan. 1. Hyland will succeed Miss Rodeo Colorado 2017, Kelsie Winslow of Pierce. Hyland, the daughter of Peter and Nancy Hyland recently graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a degree in mass communications.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a big-name guy or someone you’ve never heard of – I am competing against the bull. It’s good to be around those guys, but it shouldn’t change how you go about your ride.”

– Brody Yeary said after winning the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede on July 3.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 6, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $107,411
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $115,830
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $120,537
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $76,115
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $73,486
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $98,761
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 6, 2017

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $107,411
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 84,152
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 67,933
5 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 67,874
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 66,323
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 59,560
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 55,446
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 53,440
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
12 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 37,064
13 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 36,666
14 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
15 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 30,704
16 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 30,412
17 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
18 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 28,203
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,557
20 Adam Rose, Willard, Mo. 20,905
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $115,830
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 80,742
3 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 71,276
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,775
6 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 59,752
7 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 56,804
9 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 55,198
10 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 54,006
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 53,840
12 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 47,554
13 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
14 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 46,008
15 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 44,349
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 44,340
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 37,307
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $120,537
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 83,852
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 60,737
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 57,438
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 52,712
6 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 50,486
7 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 49,796
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 46,031
10 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 45,736
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
12 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 42,718
13 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 42,027
14 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 41,239
15 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 40,205
16 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
17 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 38,551
18 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 38,520
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
Team Roping (header)
1 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $76,115
2 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 73,486
3 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 71,781
4 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 67,224
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 66,505
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 55,080
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,364
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 45,548
10 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 42,594
11 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 40,099
12 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 33,798
13 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 33,478
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
15 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 30,500
16 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 30,420
17 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 29,864
18 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 28,514
19 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 27,647
20 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 27,632
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $73,486
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 71,781
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 68,006
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 66,505
6 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 60,070
7 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,364
8 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 53,400
9 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 48,080
11 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 45,548
12 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 44,340
13 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 42,594
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
16 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 31,290
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 28,514
18 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 26,428
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 26,199
20 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 25,590
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 87,003
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 59,542
5 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,761
6 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 56,423
7 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
8 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 47,207
10 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 46,698
11 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 46,248
12 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 43,126
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 40,177
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,306
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 34,915
17 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 34,893
18 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 34,026
19 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 33,026
20 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 32,459
Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $98,761
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 81,531
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,493
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 65,086
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 61,798
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 51,654
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 51,003
11 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 50,653
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 50,643
13 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 48,485
14 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 46,724
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 43,226
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 42,051
18 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 40,463
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 35,645
20 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 34,652
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 46,569
3 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 45,366
4 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 43,350
5 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
6 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
7 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 34,453
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,105
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
11 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
12 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 26,791
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 24,564
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 22,461
15 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 22,351
16 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 22,282
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 19,043
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,437
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 104,054
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 86,393
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 85,458
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 69,495
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 69,046
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 65,801
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 63,466
10 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 55,584
11 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 54,270
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 54,233
14 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 51,486
15 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 49,261
16 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
17 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 45,518
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 44,339
19 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 43,748
20 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 36,086

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 6, 2017)

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

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $163,457
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 91,503
3 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 90,523
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 89,918
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 86,983
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 73,320
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 59,462
8 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 52,688
9 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 47,664
10 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 46,975
11 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 45,640
12 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 45,599
13 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 42,796
15 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 40,364
16 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 38,830
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 38,605
18 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 37,761
19 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 35,430
20 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 34,942
2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 6, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $43,301
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
8 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
9 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
15 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
16 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,018
17 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
18 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
19 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
20 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 10,502
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