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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
April 30, 2018

McBride wins first NCFSR

TORRINGTON, Wyo. – After more than 20 years of ProRodeo competition, Will McBride won his first National Circuit Finals Steer Roping April 29.
“It’s the biggest roping I’ve ever won,” McBride said, noting that he’s come close to winning Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up.
McBride has competed in ProRodeo since 1996, having switched from calf roping to steer roping in his early 30s. Now, 22 years after his rookie year, McBride bagged his first NCFSR win.
Although he lives in Ogallala, Neb., the 53-year-old cowboy competes in the Mountain States Circuit since his home is about 12 miles from the Colorado border. The logistics panned out for traveling to competitions, and so did the outcome, as McBride was at the top of the Mountain States Circuit for steer roping in 2017 and won the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo in Grover, Colo., June 17-18.
McBride’s no stranger to success. In 2005, he claimed the average title at the Mountain States Circuit Finals Steer Roping. Two years later, in 2007, he won the year-end steer roping title for the Mountain States and finished 29th in the world standings with $11,291.
The Nebraska cowboy has held on strong and stayed consistent since, finishing 26th in the world standings in 2015.
This year, he made his way to one of steer roping’s biggest competitions for the first time.
McBride placed fourth in the first round with a 12.9-second run, and although he didn’t place high in the following five rounds, he remained within the Top 8 in the average and qualified for the semifinals. Unlike many ProRodeo events, the slate is wiped clean for the semifinals and the finals at the NCFSR.
“I knew I needed to get the first six tied down before you get anything else, and then it’s anyone’s game,” McBride said.
McBride tied with Tuf Cooper for first place in the semifinals at 10.2 seconds to advance to the finals. With only three other cowboys in the finals, tension was high. McBride was the only roper to make a qualified run at 11.2 seconds.
McBride was competing on his 18-year-old American Quarter Horse named 8 Bills – a fitting name considering he was bought at a horse sale for $800 about 13 years ago. McBride’s investment came back more than eight-fold at the NCFSR, as 8 Bills and McBride netted $8,807.
“He’s highly intelligent and extremely athletic, and he’s real honest,” McBride said. “He’s just a freakish athlete, as far as a horse goes.”
Before winning the NCFSR, McBride was 42nd in the 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings with $3,506. Now, his total has more than doubled.
As far as how this win impacts his approach to the rest of the 2018 season, McBride wasn’t sure. For now, he’s focused on taking his nephew, Tate, to a youth rodeo next weekend.

2. Ketscher wins hometown Clovis Rodeo

CLOVIS, Calif. – Jordan Ketscher is a confident cowboy right now. And that’s because of a horse named Mouse.
Ketscher and his 14-year-old American Quarter Horse teamed up for a hometown victory, winning the tie-down roping average at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, April 27-29, in 38.2 seconds on four head.
Ketscher, 28, had plenty of family on hand throughout the weekend, including aunts and uncles and grandparents. They didn’t have far to go to get to the rodeo. Ketscher lives about 30 miles from Clovis and graduated from Fresno State University, which is basically next door to the rodeo.
“It’s pretty special,” said Ketscher, who took home $6,465. “Going there during high school, going up to the rodeo and watching the guys who’ve won before, knowing how big of a rodeo it is, to show up a few years later to get the win was pretty cool.”
Ketscher, who entered Clovis 19th in the 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings with $17,180, started the rodeo off right with a 9.1-second run in the first round to take second. His second run ended in 10.1 seconds. He finished sixth in the third round in 9.4 and third in the finals in 9.6, finishing in 38.2 seconds on four head, two-tenths of a second faster than Clint Robinson. Ketscher moved up to 13th in the April 30 RAM PRCA World Standings with $25,296.
Ketscher redirected most of his success to Mouse, whom he bought last year.
“Clovis is kind of a big arena,” Ketscher said. “You dang sure have to run them down. He (Mouse) has a lot of speed. He makes my job easy. The majority of it is him because he works so well. He makes roping easy.”
Mouse has helped Ketscher get into a good position this season.
“Just being comfortable with my horse and knowing what I’m going to have when I back in the box every time,” Ketscher said about his success. “… Mostly I feel like it’s my horse and how he’s working. It’s everything to me. If you don’t back in with that feeling, things can head south in a hurry. You’ve just got to back in there and knowing he’s doing his job, you’ve got to focus on doing your job.”
By winning nearly $6,500, Ketscher earned more than a third of what he’d already raked in for the 2018 season.
Not only did he take in a good haul in cash, he netted some valuable points in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour.
“With the Tour system, you know that they’ve got points and you don’t try to think about it, you try to put it in the back of your mind but it’s there,” Ketscher said. “You want to get those points. It’s fortunate for me to pick a lot of those up today and set it up for the rest of the season.”
Last year, Ketscher finished 39th in the world standings. The year before he finished 34th. With Sunday’s win and his previous earnings in 2018 (including more than $11,000 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo), Ketscher is expecting to rodeo hard this summer in hope of qualifying for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“I think I’ve got enough won,” he said, “to keep going and see if I can keep on a roll, hopefully end up at the Finals.”
Other winners at the $287,417 rodeo were bareback rider Steven Dent (86 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Paradise Moon); steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack (18.7 seconds on four head); team ropers J.B. James Jr./Cesar de la Cruz (28.1 seconds on four head); saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (87 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell); barrel racer Hailey Kinsel (50.79 seconds on three runs); and bull rider Koby Radley (89.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Hou’s Bad News).

3. Crawley captures Rodeo Corpus Christi with record ride

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The stars aligned at Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas) – with former Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Jacobs Crawley matching up with Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf.
Neither disappointed.
Crawley had a 92-point ride on Maple Leaf to win while setting the rodeo record at Rodeo Corpus Christi.
“That horse is a really strong horse and you watch her, and you don’t really respect her power until you are on her,” said Crawley, who made his ride April 28, the day before the rodeo ended. “As far as the ride, it was just one of those where I was trying to beat her to the ground each jump because I didn’t want her to catch me in the middle. I was afraid if I didn’t try and get to the front end the power would hit me and that would be all.”
Two saddle bronc riders shared the rodeo record of 91 points. Bradley Harter set the score in 2009 and Rusty Wright matched him in 2016.
Now, it is Crawley’s.
“To me, it’s all about the moment,” Crawley said about his record ride. “Any kind of record is made to be broken, but in that moment is where it’s all about. That environment and adrenaline and everything going on, that high, and 30 minutes afterwards when you’re still on Cloud 9, that’s what it’s about. The record is cool, but it’s the moment that makes it the best.”
The performance by Maple Leaf is not surprising. Maple Leaf shared the 2013 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year honors with Flying 5 Rodeo’s Spring Planting.
Brody Cress had the top saddle bronc ride of the 2018 season before this weekend with a 90.5-point ride on Maple Leaf to win the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., March 17.
“I had ridden Maple Leaf one other time, in Dodge City (Kan.) like three or four years ago, and I had an 89-point ride and I was second,” Crawley said. “The size, the power, the drop and the timing are what makes her a good horse. She has all the factors to be a difficult horse to ride with the power, but at the same time, she has the timing down to where if you do your job it is actually pretty smooth.”
Crawley earned $5,612 for his performance and remains atop the April 30 RAM PRCA World Standings with $91,225.
Rodeo Corpus Christi is part of the new Wrangler ProRodeo Tour. The Tour will feature 23 rodeos – it began with Logandale, Nev., (April 11-15) and concludes with the Justin Finale, Sept. 6-9 in Puyallup, Wash.
“The (Wrangler ProRodeo Tour) is an opportunity for more cowboys and an opportunity at every rodeo,” Crawley said. “Those are still the two ideas that are at the forefront of this deal, and hopefully it pans out like we think, and everybody really appreciates it.”
Other winners at the $263,860 rodeo were all-around cowboy Landon McClaugherty ($7,256, tie-down roping, team roping and steer roping), bareback rider J.R. Vezain (89 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage), steer wrestler Cody Devers (15.0 seconds on three head), team ropers Bubba Buckaloo/Clint Summers (17.0 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt (29.3 seconds on three head), barrel racer Ericka Nelson (31.35 seconds on two runs), steer roper Chet Herren (49.1 seconds on four head) and bull rider Tyler McVay (87 points on Frontier Rodeo’s After All).
Devers’ 15.0-second time on three head also was a rodeo record, breaking the old mark of 15.3 second on three head set by Cole Edge in 2017. Buckaloo/Summers also put their names atop the rodeo record books as they surpassed the old record held by Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith of 19.0 seconds on three head, set last year.
Watch Rodeo Corpus Christi livestream on demand at ProRodeoTV.com.

4. Harris wins Del Rio XBulls Division 1 event

DEL RIO, Texas – J.W. Harris knows what it takes to be a PRCA world champion.
The Goldthwaite, Texas, cowboy has won four world titles – 2008-10 and 2013 – and he wants to capture No. 5.
To reach that goal, Harris plans on making a push starting now – and he gave his plight a jolt at the 41st George Paul Memorial Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event.
Harris won the average at the two-day event – April 27-28 – with 179.5 points on two head.
“I did what I could do, and I was happy to see it hold up,” Harris said. “It was really cool to win this event.”
The event is held in honor of ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider George Paul. Paul, who was inducted in the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1979, once made qualified rides on 79 bulls in a row. In 1968, he won the world bull riding championship. A pilot who owned an airplane, Paul was killed while flying between rodeos in Colorado and Wyoming on July 30, 1970, cutting short his brilliant career. Bobby Paul, George’s brother, is the event producer.
Harris made both his rides April 27 – he started with a superb, 89-point ride on 4L & Diamond S’s Floating Fury and then clinched the victory with a 90.5-point ride on Rafter G’s J Lazy in the short round.
“My first bull was a young bull that didn’t have a whole lot of outs at rodeos and the flankman Scott Pickens told me he was good, and he sure was good,” Harris said. “He bucked, and he was a lot of fun to ride. My short round bull had been to the NFR. I had never been on him before, but he was like he always is. He went out there and bucked the best he could, and he gave me a shot at it. It felt really good to get those two scores.”
Garrett Smith won Round 2 at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 87-point ride on J Lazy.
Harris was sitting 32nd in the RAM PRCA World Standings with $14,731 but moved up to 17th place in the April 30 world standings with $29,752 after earning $15,020 in Del Rio. He is seventh in the latest XBulls standings.
“I feel good and I’m riding good,” Harris said. “We’re getting into the summer, so it is time to start rockin’ and rollin.'”
Harris has competed on a limited schedule during PRCA’s winter run so he could focus on his family.
“My kids (daughter and son) have been playing softball and T-Ball, and I have been trying to make sure I’m home for them because we are coaching both of their teams,” Harris said. “For the most part I’ve been sticking close to home and they each only have one game left, so now it will be rodeo time.”
Harris’ daughter, Aubrey, is 7 and his son, Dillon, is 5. J.W. and his wife, Jackie, share coaching duties with their children’s softball and baseball squads.
“That was a big reason why I came back to rodeoing, because I could make my own schedule and not miss anything that my kids are doing, and it has been good,” said Harris, 31. “I’m shooting to win a world championship. If that’s not what you’re shooting for, I don’t know why you would do it. You just need to get there (to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo). I feel like every time I show up I have a chance and that’s the approach I’m going to take at it.”
Watch the George Paul Memorial Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event on May 4-5 exclusively at ProRodeoTV.com.

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The PRCA has announced that RAM is now the exclusive title sponsor of the RAM PRCA World Standings … The George Paul Memorial Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event will be shown on tape delay on ProRodeoTV.com at 7 p.m. MT on May 4-5. The listing of the broadcast can be found in “In The Chute” section of ProRodeoTV.com. To subscribe to ProRodeoTV.com visit this link www.prorodeo.com/prorodeotv-subscribeSteve Kenyon and ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. (CT), May 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 6 at 2 p.m. … Teigen Finnerty, a PRCA steer wrestler, tie-down roper and team roper, passed away April 28 as a result of a motor vehicle accident near Wheatland, Wyo. He was 21. A funeral service for Finnerty will be held at 11 a.m. (MT), May 4, at the Doug Branscom Memorial Show Ring at the Platte County Fairgrounds in Wheatland with Pastor James Wakefield officiating. A vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m., (May 3) at the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wheatland with Father Tom Kadera. Finnerty was born Aug. 9, 1996, in Wheatland; the son of Dean Patrick Finnerty and Dawn Marie (Williams) FinnertyCarmichael. A memorial scholarship fund has been established at the Wyoming Community Foundation, 1472 North Fifth Street, Suite 201, Laramie, Wyo., 82072, specify “Teigen Finnerty Memorial Fund” in the memo line of the check, or contribute at www.wycf.org. … The lives of the Wright family, from Bill and Evelyn Wright to their 13 children (former saddle bronc riding World Champion Cody is the oldest) to many more grandchildren, is chronicled in a new book, “The Last Cowboys,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Branch of the New York Times. “The Last Cowboys,” scheduled for a May 15 release from publisher W.W. Norton & Company, is the result of more than three years’ worth of Branch’s thorough reporting. Readers not only get an inside look at the grind of professional rodeo, they’re also immersed into the world of cattle raising. For 150 years, the Wright family has run cattle at their ranch on Smith Mesa in southern Utah outside Zion National Park … The Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo has awarded a scholarship to a student at the University of Tennessee-Martin. Jonny Walker, of Parkers Crossroads, Tenn., is the designee for the 2018 scholarship award. Walker, a bareback rider, is in his first year of studies at UT-M. He graduated from Ranger (Texas) College last May, before transferring. He competed in the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association, winning the bareback riding reserve title in his event in 2012-13 and competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo the same years. He is studying ag business and will graduate in May 2019. He is ranked second in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region and competed at the Franklin Rodeo last year, where he made a qualified ride. The Franklin Rodeo takes place May 17-19.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “We’ve created an atmosphere with quality animals, a $300,000 purse to get those cowboys here, and then we work hard to keep the tickets reasonable.”
– Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo Director Chuck Rigsbee to ABC 30 Action News KFSN-TV Fresno about the success of the Clovis Rodeo, which concluded its 104th annual rodeo on April 29.

6. Next Up

May 3              Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo begins
May 4              Stampede Days Rodeo, Bakersfield, Calif., begins
May 4              Panola County Cattlemen’s Rodeo, Carthage, Texas, begins
May 4              Haysville (Kan.) Saddle Club Rodeo begins
May 4              Drayton Valley (Alberta) ProRodeo begins
May 4              Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo begins
May 5              Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo begins
May 6              Riverdale (Calif.) Rodeo begins

7. 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 30, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$95,714
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Trementon, Utah
$68,149
SW:
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$48,178
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$51,240
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$51,240
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$91,225
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$57,034
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$122,041
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$43,577

8. 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 30, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$95,714
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  51,947
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  50,722
4
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
  37,894
5
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  31,112
6
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  29,948
7
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  29,923
8
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
  26,779
9
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
  21,375
10
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  19,184
11
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
  19,059
12
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  17,834
13
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
  13,453
14
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
  13,391
15
Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
  12,544
16
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
  11,264
17
Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La.
  11,171
18
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
   9,986
19
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
   9,272
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$68,149
2
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
  64,771
3
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
  50,589
4
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
  45,285
5
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
  43,894
6
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
  41,360
7
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
  40,995
8
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
  40,680
9
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
  39,487
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
  33,889
11
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
  29,791
12
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
  28,918
13
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
  28,293
14
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
  27,557
15
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
  27,171
16
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
  23,741
17
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
  23,328
18
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
  21,952
19
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
  21,605
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
  20,732
Steer Wrestling
1
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$48,178
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
  41,867
3
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
  40,229
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
  39,019
5
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
  38,906
6
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
  38,878
7
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
  35,860
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
  35,196
9
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
  31,595
10
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
  30,525
11
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
  28,037
12
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
  27,431
13
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
  24,697
14
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
  23,914
15
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
  23,735
16
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
  22,651
17
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
  22,367
18
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  22,181
19
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
  22,141
20
Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
  21,970
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$51,240
2
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
  43,325
3
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
  41,495
4
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
  39,703
5
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
  35,322
6
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  35,095
7
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
  29,101
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
  24,434
9
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
  24,214
10
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
  24,128
11
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
  23,255
12
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
  23,092
13
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
  22,825
14
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
  21,810
15
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
  20,060
16
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
  19,838
17
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
  19,712
18
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
  18,861
19
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
  18,580
20
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
  18,465
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$51,240
2
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
41,495
3
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
37,483
4
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
36,252
5
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
36,014
6
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
35,095
7
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
29,771
8
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
29,101
9
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
25,749
10
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
24,449
11
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
24,434
12
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
23,255
13
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
22,825
14
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
22,004
15
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
21,810
16
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
21,532
17
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
19,683
18
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
19,424
19
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
18,861
20
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
18,852
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$91,225
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
  62,425
3
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
  54,526
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
  53,304
5
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
  43,085
6
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
  37,201
7
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
  36,614
8
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
  36,332
9
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
  33,905
10
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
  32,409
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
  29,601
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
  27,509
13
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
  26,299
14
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
  24,963
15
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
  23,155
16
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
  21,770
17
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
  21,137
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
  20,464
19
Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.
  19,147
20
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
  18,789
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$57,034
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  54,763
3
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
  45,810
4
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
  43,735
5
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
  41,949
6
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
  41,795
7
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
  39,900
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  38,629
9
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
  37,386
10
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
  31,627
11
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
  30,870
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
  26,029
13
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
  25,296
14
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
  24,708
15
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
  24,579
16
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
  23,172
17
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
  22,922
18
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
  21,424
19
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  21,288
20
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
  20,603
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$43,577
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
  41,766
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
  32,748
4
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
  26,770
5
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
  25,243
6
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
  24,935
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  21,890
8
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
  20,506
9
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
  18,732
10
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
  15,883
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
  15,430
12
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
  15,281
13
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
  14,623
14
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
  14,091
15
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
  13,335
16
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
  12,373
17
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
  10,995
18
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
  10,661
19
Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
  10,274
20
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
  10,256
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$122,041
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  85,058
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  63,564
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  57,241
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
  54,607
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
  50,574
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  47,626
8
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
  45,764
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
  44,587
10
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
  37,079
11
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
  36,516
12
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
  33,597
13
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
  33,246
14
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  32,211
15
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  31,757
16
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  30,980
17
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
  29,752
18
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
  28,332
19
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  27,767
20
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
  25,325
*2018 Barrel Racing (April 30, 2018)
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
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$94,143
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
  71,666
3
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
  71,186
4
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
  68,657
5
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
  55,834
6
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
  45,323
7
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
  44,550
8
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
  43,120
9
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
  41,879
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
  41,561
11
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
  35,231
12
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
  33,899
13
Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn.
  32,392
14
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
  29,350
15
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
  28,949
16
Shelly Anzick, Shepard, Mont.
  28,372
17
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
  27,335
18
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
  24,822
19
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
  23,650
20
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
  23,647
9. 2018 Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Standings
Unofficial through April 30, 2018
Bareback Riding
1
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
245.00
2
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
205.00
3
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
175.00
4
Zack Brown, Red Bluff, Calif.
130.00
5
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
116.00
6
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
105.00
7
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
95.00
8
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
90.00
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
90.00
10
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
80.00
Jamie Howlett, Weatherford, Texas
80.00
12
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
75.00
13
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
70.00
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
70.00
15
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
60.00
16
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
56.00
17
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
51.00
18
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
45.00
19
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
35.00
Wyatt Bloom, Bozeman, Mont.
35.00
21
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
30.00
22
Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho
20.00
Cody Kiser, Carson City, Nev.
20.00
24
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
16.00
25
Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M.
10.00
Steer Wrestling
1
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
335.00
2
Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.
295.00
3
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
172.50
4
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
170.00
Chase Black, Coalville, Utah
170.00
6
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
160.00
Kody Dollery, Caldwell, Texas
160.00
8
Newt Novich, Twin Bridges, Mont.
150.00
9
Jesse Brown, Baker City, Ore.
145.00
10
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
140.00
11
Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas
135.00
12
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
125.00
13
Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.
115.00
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
115.00
15
Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
110.00
16
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
100.00
Cody Devers, Alva, Okla.
100.00
18
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
90.00
19
Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.
85.00
20
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
80.00
J.D. Struxness, Milan, Minn.
80.00
22
John Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.
75.00
23
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
70.00
Michael Bates Jr., Mexican Springs, N.M.
70.00
25
John Green, La Grande, Ore.
60.00
Austin Courmier, Oakwood, Texas
60.00
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
60.00
Team Roping-Header
1
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
330.00
2
J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo.
310.00
3
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
235.00
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
235.00
5
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230.00
6
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
225.00
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
205.00
8
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
185.00
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
185.00
10
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
175.00
11
Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta
165.00
12
Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah
160.00
13
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
150.00
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
150.00
15
Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore.
120.00
16
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
115.00
Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho
115.00
18
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
110.00
19
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
105.00
Aaron Macy, Post, Texas
105.00
21
Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas
100.00
22
Laramie Allen, Llano, Texas
95.00
23
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
85.00
24
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
80.00
C.J. DeForest Jr., Wheatland, Calif.
80.00
Team Roping-Heeler
1
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
330.00
2
Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.
310.00
3
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
235.00
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
235.00
5
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230.00
6
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
225.00
7
Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif.
205.00
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
185.00
Bronc Boehnlein, Riverside, Calif.
185.00
10
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
175.00
11
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
165.00
12
Coleby Payne, Lipan, Texas
160.00
13
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
150.00
14
Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas
135.00
15
Daniel Braman IV, Victoria, Texas
120.00
16
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
115.00
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
115.00
18
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
110.00
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
110.00
20
Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.
105.00
Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif.
105.00
22
Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas
100.00
23
Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas
95.00
25
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
85.00
25
Andy Holcomb, San Juan Batista, Calif.
80.00
James Arnold, Midway, Texas
80.00
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
210.00
2
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
205.00
3
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
190.00
4
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
178.33
5
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
128.33
6
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
120.00
7
Tyrel Larsen, Weatherford, Okla.
90.00
8
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
83.33
9
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
80.00
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
80.00
11
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
70.00
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
65.00
Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev.
65.00
14
Tyrell Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
60.00
15
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
50.00
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
50.00
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
50.00
18
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
45.00
19
Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.
40.00
20
Alex Wright, Milford, Utah
25.00
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
25.00
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
25.00
Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.
25.00
24
Tim Ditrich, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
20.00
Louie Brunson, New Underwood, S.D.
20.00
Tie Down Roping
1
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
225.00
2
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
220.00
3
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
205.00
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
205.00
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180.00
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
180.00
7
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
170.00
8
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
165.00
9
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
150.00
10
Justin Macha, Needville, Texas
140.00
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
140.00
12
Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas
130.00
13
Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah
125.00
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
125.00
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
125.00
Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.
125.00
17
Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah
120.00
18
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
100.00
19
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
90.00
Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas
90.00
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
90.00
22
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
85.00
Ty Baker, Van Horn, Texas
85.00
24
Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.
80.00
25
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
75.00
Roy Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.
75.00
Bull Riding
1
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
390.00
2
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
150.00
3
Chris Roundy, Panguitch, Utah
130.00
4
Shad Heiner, Morgan, Utah
100.00
Jesse Petri, Athens, Texas
100.00
6
Tyler McVay, Tucson, Ariz.
80.00
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
80.00
8
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
75.00
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
75.00
10
Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah
70.00
Braden Richardson, Jasper, Texas
70.00
12
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
60.00
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
60.00
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
60.00
15
Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga.
50.00
Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
50.00
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
50.00
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
50.00
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
50.00
Dave Mason, Burnet, Texas
50.00
21
Garrett Jones, Devers, Texas
40.00
22
Parker McCown, Montgomery, Texas
30.00
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
30.00
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
30.00
25
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
20.00
Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D.
20.00
Silvano Alves, Decatur, Texas
20.00
10. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through April 30, 2018
 
1
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
$34,769
2
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
  32,388
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  27,413
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  21,264
6
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  15,076
7
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
  15,020
8
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  14,510
9
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
  13,444
10
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  13,334
11
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  12,482
12
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  11,692
13
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
  10,617
14
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
   9,926
15
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
   9,016
16
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
  8,434
17
Braden Richardson, Jasper, Texas
  8,422
18
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  8,389
19
Bryce Barrios, Bluff Dale, Texas
  8,266
20
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
  7,991
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☛ Horse Rescue shut down amid investigations 4-25-18

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE HEALTH, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

HICALIBER HORSE RESCUE SHUT DOWN AMID INVESTIGATIONS

 

From Inewsource.org
April 25, 2018

HiCaliber Horse Rescue, a Valley Center, California, nonprofit, is at the center of an inewsource investigation, as well as multiple government investigations over allegations of fraud, animal abuse and improper veterinary practices.

 

“I am heartbroken to report we are shutting down,” wrote Michelle Knuttila, HiCalibur’s founder and president, in a Facebook post. “It’s getting harder and harder to find the peace amongst the war we now call rescue.”

 

It has been reported that there have been ongoing investigations by local and state agencies; statements from former HiCaliber board members who said they knew nothing about the nonprofit’s financials and that records filed with the government were inaccurate; an alleged outbreak of a highly contagious equine disease at the ranch that was kept under wraps and Knuttila’s questionable expenditures, including thousands of dollars spent on Weight Watchers, spy technology, late-night fast food and bar tabs, as well as other purchases.

 

Attached is an advertisement put out by the ranch regarding their facilities:

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 4-24-18

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
April 24, 2018

Thurston adds Red Bluff to win list

RED BLUFF, Calif. – While it was a perfect day for rodeo at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston wasn’t basking in just the sun following his April 22 outing.
Rusty Wright’s 85-point ride set the standard earlier in the weekend, but for Thurston, a combination of skill and draw saw the 23-year-old cowboy net the win. Atop Calgary Stampede’s Urgent Delivery, Thurston posted an 86.5-point ride to win his first Red Bluff Round-Up title.
“It’s awesome,” Thurston said. “I love this rodeo. I look forward to it every year. It’s one of the first outdoor rodeos of the year, the weather is beautiful, and I just have a good time here.”
His time spent in Northern California was made much more pleasant when he saw his name next to the 9-year-old Urgent Delivery. In a one-go format such as Red Bluff, a Wrangler ProRodeo Tour stop, Thurston knew he was in contention with the hefty bay horse.
“He’s real big,” the 2016 world champion cowboy said. “He’s kind of a bucker. I just knew that if I did things right, I’d have a good chance to win some money, and luckily, I did that. I was happy.”
And that he did, as his one and only ride was worth a check of just more than $6,000 and a brand-new buckle.
Thurston, who won $265,449 on his way to his first world title in 2016, has seen his fair share of impressive bucking horses. No matter, he believes that you can’t force points on the scoreboard. A cowboy can only take what’s given to him.
“You never know what to expect,” he said. “I figured I’d do what I have control over, do my part and try as hard as I could. My horse had a really good day and he really bucked, so I was just happy to get him rode.”
A win in Red Bluff gives Thurston his second major win of the 2018 season. Following his triumph in Denver at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, a victory that netted the Canadian nearly $11,000, Thurston’s $6,148 in Red Bluff moved him into ninth place of the newest world standings. With the mania of the summer run on the horizon, Thurston likes where his game is.
“(A win) is always good for a guy’s confidence, and obviously for his bank account,” Thurston said. “Just keep rolling on, take it one ride at a time, one rodeo at a time and it really does help.
“I’ve been riding as good as I ever have. Drawing good horses and taking advantage of them, you make the best of them as you can. It’s a long season with a lot of rodeo left, but you just go out there and have fun. That’s why I started doing it in the first place.”
Other winners at the $265,616 rodeo were all-around cowboy Rhen Richard ($3,479, tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Jamie Howlett (87.5 points on C5 Rodeo’s Virgil), steer wrestler Tyler Pearson (21.0 seconds on four head), team ropers Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp (29.1 seconds on four head), tie-down roper Tyler Milligan (38.2 seconds on four head), barrel racer Jessi Fish (34.53 seconds on two runs), and bull riders Jordan Hansen (88.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Rewind), and Garrett Tribble (88.5 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Compton Kid).

2. AGCO’s Sowing Good Deeds Program open

DULUTH, Ga. – AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) announced recently the open application period for the second annual Sowing Good Deeds campaign – a program showcasing rodeo committees throughout North America and the substantive impact they have in their local communities.
AGCO, a proud sponsor of the PRCA through its Hesston® and Massey Ferguson® brands, will award a Massey Ferguson tractor, valued at more than $35,000, to a deserving rodeo committee at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.
“Rodeos are part of the fabric of America,” Meghann McNally, AGCO’s director of marketing excellence in North America, said in a press release. “The dedication of local rodeo committees across the country – who contribute endless hours and resources to supporting not only rodeo competitions, but also local agricultural organizations, including FFA and 4-H – is something AGCO is proud to support. In 2017, AGCO, together with the PRCA, launched the Sowing Good Deeds program to recognize these hard-working rodeo committees. We were overwhelmed with applications in 2017 and are excited to see even more in 2018.”
The recipient of the inaugural Sowing Good Deeds honor was the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo.
“The Clovis Rodeo is able to give back to our community because of the dedication and generous support of our volunteers, sponsors and fans,” said Gary Bower, president of the Clovis Rodeo Association. “We’re excited to get our new Massey Ferguson tractor in the arena to work the dirt during the 104th Clovis Rodeo, April 26-29, so our entire rodeo family can see what they won!”
A committee of judges selected by Hesston, Massey Ferguson and the PRCA will evaluate the applicants based on three key criteria: community impact, innovation and adversity. These criteria highlight work that improves the local community, exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship within the nonprofit sector and has initiated change or responded to significant challenges to build a stronger, more sustainable organization.
“The 600-plus, PRCA-sanctioned rodeos would not be possible without the dedicated groups of volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that millions of rodeo fans enjoy a night out to see their favorite cowgirls and cowboys,” said George Taylor, CEO of the PRCA. “The Second Annual AGCO Sowing Good Deeds program helps us recognize these committees for the amazing charitable work they do in their communities. The difference they make is immeasurable, and it is an honor to partner with AGCO in recognizing their community service.”
The application deadline for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative is Sept. 15, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Rodeo committees can submit their application at hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds. There is a limit of one application per rodeo committee.
Finalists will be announced during the 2018 Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas, Dec. 6-15, 2018. The winning rodeo committee will be recognized at the PRCA Awards Banquet and on Hesston night at the NFR.
For more information, visit hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoTV.com will livestream Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas), April 28 at 7 p.m. (CT) and April 29 at 3 p.m. Rodeo Corpus Christi is part of the new Wrangler ProRodeo Tour. The Tour will feature 23 rodeos – it began with Logandale, Nev., (April 11-15) and concludes with the Justin Finale, Sept. 6-9 in Puyallup, Wash. To subscribe to ProRodeoTV.com visit this link http:/www.prorodeo.com/prorodeotv-subscribe. WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, also part of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, April 28 at 2 p.m. (PT) and April 29 at 2 p.m. … Steve Kenyon and ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast Ropin’ Dreams Cowboy Fellowship PRCA Rodeo in Jourdanton, Texas, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. (CT) and April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the Gold County ProRodeo in Auburn, Calif., April 28 at 4 p.m. (PT) and April 29 at 2 p.m. … The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be April 28 in Prescott, Ariz. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PT). Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeoBrett Ortland, of Caldwell, Idaho, is the winner of the 2018 Top Hand Award for the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up.The award is given each year to a volunteer who has dedicated their time to assisting with the Round-Up. Ortland was honored with a buckle for the Top Hand Award on April 14.Ortland, who has deep roots in Red Bluff, has been volunteering at the rodeo for the past 30-plus years. He began as a young adult, untying calves and opening gates. For the past two decades, his job has been to pull the latches on the chute gates. When the bull rider, bareback rider or saddle bronc rider is ready to ride, the cowboy nods his head, Ortland pulls the latch open, and Rod Moore, a director with the Round-Up, pulls the rope to open the gate … Blue Mountain Community College, the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and the city of Pendleton continue to work on the FARM 2 project, which would see an indoor arena and classrooms built on the rodeo grounds. Mayor John Turner said that facility is just one part of the plans for the area.”The city is interested in building a hotel attached to the convention center,” he said in the April 23 edition of www.mycolumbiabasin.com. “In my mind, I kind of link all of these projects together and it creates a parking problem for us, so we’re all working on that together.” Turner said the additional cars from a hotel, in addition to events at the proposed indoor arena, could not be contained in the parking that would exist after a hotel is built. He said both the city and the rodeo association are working to solve the potential problem in advance. “The city owns some land west of 18th street and the Round-Up owns some land west of 18th street,” he said. “We’re looking at seeing how we can collaborate on those.” The 2018 Pendleton Round-Up is Sept. 12-15.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “It would mean a lot to win the all-around here. Anytime you can win the all-around at something like Guymon (Okla.) or Cheyenne (Wyo.) or Salinas (Calif.) – somewhere that it’s a cowboy event – that’s great”
– Steer roper/team roping header JoJo LeMond about the upcoming Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo May 4-6 in a press release by Ted Harbin.

4. Next Up

April 24           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Wharton, Texas, begins
April 24           Angelina County Benefit Rodeo, Lufkin, Texas, begins
April 26           Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas), Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, begins
April 27           Henderson County Go Texan Rodeo, Athens, Texas, begins
April 27           Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, Del Rio, Texas, begins
April 27           Ropin’ Dreams Cowboy Fellowship PRCA Rodeo, Jourdanton, Texas, begins
April 27           Camrose (Alberta) Spring Classic Pro Rodeo, begins
April 27           Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, begins
April 27           Kananaskis ProRodeo, Coleman, Alberta, begins
April 27           Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo begins
April 27           Minnesota Horse Exposition Rodeo, St. Paul, Minn., begins
April 28           Gold County ProRodeo, Auburn, Calif., begins
April 28           Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo begins
April 28           National Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Torrington, Wyo., begins
April 29           Rodeo del Seminario, Chihuahua, Mexico

5. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 23, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$84,702
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Trementon, Utah
$66,995
SW:
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$47,581
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$51,240
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$51,240
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$83,638
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$54,122
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$122,041
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$37,566

6. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 23, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$84,702
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  50,722
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  50,118
4
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
  37,894
5
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  27,283
6
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
  25,174
7
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  25,138
8
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  24,279
9
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
  18,333
10
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  17,289
11
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
  16,988
12
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  16,587
13
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
  11,278
14
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
  11,264
15
Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La.
  11,171
16
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
   9,986
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
   8,668
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$66,995
2
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
  64,308
3
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
  49,703
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
  41,710
5
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
  41,503
6
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
  39,487
7
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
  38,003
8
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
  37,693
9
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
  35,403
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
  32,766
11
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
  27,937
12
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
  27,171
13
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
  24,412
14
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
  23,053
15
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
  23,050
16
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
  21,952
17
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
  21,838
18
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France,
  21,605
19
Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M.
  19,971
20
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
  19,778
Steer Wrestling
1
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$47,581
2
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
  40,229
3
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
  38,878
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
  36,531
5
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
  35,989
6
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
  35,949
7
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
  34,307
8
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
  33,946
9
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
  29,696
10
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
  26,522
11
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
  26,305
12
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
  23,914
13
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
  22,604
14
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
  22,367
15
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
  22,121
16
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  21,879
17
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
  21,312
18
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
  20,899
19
Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
  20,246
20
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
  19,979
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$51,240
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
  41,495
3
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
  39,691
4
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
  37,299
5
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
  35,322
6
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  35,095
7
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
  29,101
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
  23,349
9
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
  21,848
10
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
  21,810
11
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
  21,714
12
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
  20,874
13
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
  20,779
14
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
  20,308
15
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
  19,712
16
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
  18,902
17
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
  18,861
18
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
  18,580
19
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
  18,465
20
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
  17,867
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$51,240
2
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
  41,495
3
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
  37,483
4
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
  36,252
5
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  35,095
6
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
  33,610
7
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
  29,101
8
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
  25,865
9
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
  25,749
10
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
  23,349
11
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
  22,004
12
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
  21,848
13
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
  21,810
14
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
  21,532
15
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
  20,874
16
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
  20,814
17
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
  18,861
18
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
  18,852
19
Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga.
  18,580
20
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
  17,836
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$83,638
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
  57,085
3
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
  53,071
4
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
  52,594
5
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
  40,779
6
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
  35,877
7
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
  35,444
8
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
  33,905
9
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
  33,618
10
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
  32,409
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
  29,479
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
  26,703
13
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
  24,573
14
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
  23,155
15
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
  22,906
16
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
  21,137
17
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
  17,834
18
Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.
  17,811
19
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
  17,746
20
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
  17,332
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$54,122
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  54,000
3
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
  43,735
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
  41,795
5
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
  40,888
6
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
  39,900
7
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  38,629
8
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
  37,959
9
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
  36,735
10
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
  31,627
11
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
  26,413
12
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
  24,708
13
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
  24,579
14
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
  24,309
15
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
  23,172
16
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
  21,963
17
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
  20,603
18
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
  18,871
19
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
  17,180
20
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
  17,008
Steer Roping
1
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$37,566
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  33,329
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
  29,877
4
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
  22,407
5
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
  22,075
6
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
  20,267
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  20,061
8
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
  15,883
9
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
  15,816
10
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
  15,281
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
  13,609
12
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
  12,489
13
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
  12,429
14
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
  12,373
15
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
  11,360
16
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
  10,995
17
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
  10,256
18
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
   9,866
19
Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
   9,651
20
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
   8,686
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$122,041
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
83,984
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
60,007
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
57,241
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
54,607
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
49,687
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
47,626
8
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
45,764
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
41,155
10
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
37,079
11
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
33,597
12
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
31,514
13
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
30,948
14
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
30,541
15
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
30,240
16
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
27,767
17
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
25,325
18
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
23,533
19
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
22,741
20
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
22,386
*2018 Barrel Racing (April 23, 2018)
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
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$85,332
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
  71,666
3
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
  71,186
4
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
  68,657
5
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
  55,834
6
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
  43,120
7
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
  41,464
8
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
  40,309
9
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
  37,008
10
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
  35,316
11
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
  35,231
12
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
  33,899
13
Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn.
  32,392
14
Shelly Anzick, Shepard, Mont.
  28,372
15
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
  25,281
16
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
  24,822
17
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
  23,647
18
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
  23,125
19
Lucinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
  22,357
20
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
  22,188
7. 2018 Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Standings
Unofficial through April 23, 2018
Bareback Riding
1
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
210
2
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
185
3
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
175
4
Zack Brown, Red Bluff, Calif.
130
5
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
106
6
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
95
7
Jamie Howlett, Weatherford, Texas
80
8
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
56
9
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
55
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
55
11
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
35
12
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
30
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
30
14
Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho
20
15
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
10
16
Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho
6
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
6
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
6
Steer Wrestling
1
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
335
2
Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.
260
3
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
170
Chase Black, Coalville, Utah
170
5
Newt Novich, Twin Bridges, Mont.
150
6
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
125
7
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
105
8
Jesse Brown, Baker City, Ore.
95
9
J.D. Struxness, Milan, Minn.
80
10
John Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.
75
11
Michael Bates Jr., Mexican Springs, N.M.
70
Kody Dollery, Caldwell, Texas
70
13
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
60
14
Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.
55
15
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
50
16
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
40
Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont.
40
18
Brad McGilchrist, Marysville, Calif.
35
Coltin Hill, Blackfoot, Idaho
35
20
Tommy Cook, Coupland, Texas
30
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
30
22
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
20
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
20
Harley Cole, Okotoks, Alberta
20
Tucker Allen, Oak View, Calif.
20
Team Roping-Header
1
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
235
2
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230
3
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
225
4
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
205
5
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
180
6
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
160
7
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
155
8
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
150
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
150
10
Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore.
120
11
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
115
12
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
85
13
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
80
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
80
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
80
J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo.
80
17
C.J. DeForest Jr.., Wheatland, Calif.
70
18
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
60
Victor Ugalde, Orovada, Nev.
60
20
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
55
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
55
22
Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.
45
23
Ryan Reed, Modesto, Calif.
40
Trey Blackmore, Hillside, Ariz.
40
25
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
30
Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla.
30
Team Roping-Heeler
1
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
235
2
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
225
4
Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif.
205
5
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
180
6
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
160
7
Bronc Boehnlein, Riverside, Calif.
155
8
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
150
9
Daniel Braman IV, Victoria, Texas
120
10
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
115
11
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
110
12
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
85
13
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
80
Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.
80
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
80
James Arnold, Midway, Texas
80
17
Andy Holcomb, San Juan Batista, Calif.
70
18
Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas
60
Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.
60
20
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
55
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
55
22
Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas
45
23
Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.
40
Matt Costa, Turlock, Calif.
40
Dalton Pearce, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
40
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
210
2
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
175
3
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
133.33
4
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
130
5
Tyrel Larsen, Weatherford, Okla.
90
6
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
83.33
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
83.33
8
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
65
Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev.
65
10
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
50
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
50
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
50
13
Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.
40
14
Alex Wright, Milford, Utah
25
15
Louie Brunson, New Underwood, S.D.
20
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
20
Tie Down Roping
1
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
205
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
180
4
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
175
5
Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas
130
6
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
125
7
Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.
105
8
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
100
9
Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas
90
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
90
11
Ty Baker, Van Horn, Texas
85
12
Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.
80
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
80
14
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
70
Bo Pickett, Caldwell, Idaho
70
16
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
65
17
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
60
18
Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas
50
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
50
Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich.
50
21
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
40
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
40
23
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
30
24
Colton Farquer, Oakdale, Calif.
25
25
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
20
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
20
Bull Riding
1
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
390
2
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
150
3
Chris Roundy, Panguitch, Utah
130
4
Shad Heiner, Morgan, Utah
100
Jesse Petri, Athens, Texas
100
6
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
75
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
75
8
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
60
9
Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
50
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
50
Dave Mason, Burnet, Texas
50
12
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
30
13
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
20
14
Aaron Williams, Pismo Beach, Calif.
10
8. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through April 23, 2018
 
1
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
$32,388
2
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  31,211
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  27,413
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  21,264
6
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  14,510
7
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  13,334
8
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  13,172
9
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  11,882
10
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
   9,926
11
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
   9,016
12
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
   9,000
13
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
   7,991
14
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
   7,730
15
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
   7,649
16
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
   7,646
17
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
   7,616
18
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
   7,519
19
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
   7,021
20
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
   6,869
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By Glory Ann Kurtz
With the help of Dr. Kenton Arnold
April 24, 2018

Million-dollar sire Doc O Lena Twist was laid to rest on Thursday, April 19 at the home he had known for 18 years of his 30-year life – the home of Dr. Kenton H. Arnold, Carroll Brown Arnold and Austria Arnold, in Terrell, Texas. The stallion had continued to successfully breed mares until 2018.

 

Dr. Arnold preaches to his clients to be kind to that special horse and have him put down in a peaceful way, saving him from going through that last traumatic episode. He says, “Make a plan, not an emergency.”

 

Last Thursday, he practiced what he preached, putting down the 30-year-old stallion.

 

“Dam it was hard,” said Arnold. “Doc O Lena Twist, you were one hell of a horse and it was truly a great ride. Vaya Con Dios.”

 

The stallion was a million-dollar cutting sire as well as siring champions in several rodeo events. He was returned to the cutting pen from retirement several times over the years.

 

Doc O Lena Twist’s pedigree was “pure cutting,” being sired by the great Doc Olena, who was sired by Doc Bar out of Poco Lena, the legendary daughter of Poco Bueno. His dam was Peppymint Twist, a great daughter of Peppy San Badger out of Freckles Twist by Jewels Leo Bars (Freckles).

 

But it wasn’t only his pedigree that made him outstanding.

 

“He had a combination of agility, strength and cow sense which made him pure and honest in the show pen,” said Dr. Arnold. “He was retired from showing for the last time in 2010 at 22 years old and his last jockey was 12-year-old Austria Arnold.”

 

According to Dr. Arnold, Doc O Lena Twist was born March 30, 1988. He was bred by John and Katsy Mecom and purchased by Reidy Land & Cattle Co. as a yearling. He was trained by Brenham, Texas, trainer Mark (Blue) Lavender and purchased in 1992 by Lavender and his wife Donna. He spent his early years being shown by the Lavenders and breeding a limited number of mares.

 

A few years later, in 1999, Doc O Lena Twist found his way to Windward Stud and he was owned by Frank and Robin Merrill in a partnership with the Lavenders. Twist was retired in the breeding shed and was deeply cared for at the famous breeding operation.

 

He was purchased by the Arnolds in 2000 and was brought home to stand at Equine Veterinary Services in Terrell, Texas, where he was under the care of then breeding manager Adam Conrad. Loved by all who knew him, Twist shared a special bond with Conrad who regularly visited the stallion until his death.

 

“Doc O Lena Twist had a special place in my heart,” said Conrad. “He has been a part of my life for the past 18 years since the Arnolds purchased him in 2000. I worked with him through college and then was the breeding manager at the clinic for several years afterwards. Twist and I formed a special bond. Every time I’ve gone through Terrell over the past years, I always stopped and made sure to see Twist and give him a hug. I am forever thankful to the Arnolds for letting me be a part of his life. Thankfully I have a few Twist daughters, a son and granddaughters to carry on his legacy. I love you Twist, thank you for all the great memories.”

 

Twist had a competitive career highlighted by athletic ability, longevity, a superior attitude and a record of wins with multiple riders. He had lifetime earnings of $123,000. His top offspring include 2004 Open NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic Champion LB Cowtown Twist, with earnings of $201,553; LB Texas Twist; Twistin On Taxes and many more.

 

You can send your condolences to the Arnolds at 505 W British Flying Sch, Terrell, TX 76160-4852.

 

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☛ Congress approves ELD flexibility for equine industry

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

Congress Approves ELD Flexibility for Equine Industry

Congress delays ELD enforcement for livestock to Sept 30, 2018

 

 Press release from AQHA
April 20, 2018

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., on Friday, March 23, the United States Congress approved a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to fund federal government operations through September 30.  The 2,232-page bill includes several regulatory measures that will provide flexibility for the horse industry, most notably H-2B visa cap relief for seasonal, guest workers and a temporary enforcement exemption for the transportation of livestock from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The legislation also includes policy “riders” to defund U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that will impact the equine sector and broader agriculture economy.

Lawmakers Raise the Ceiling on H-2B Guest-Worker Visas:

Despite opposition from a large number of lawmakers from both political parties, the horse industry and its allies persuaded Congress to effectively raise the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cap on H-2B temporary worker visas from the current cap of 66,000 to 129,500 visas for FY2018.  A provision tying the number of H-2B visas to a number not to exceed the maximum number of participants from the returning worker program in a previous year has effectively doubled the number of visas the agency may issue in 2018. Because of the fast-approaching seasonal labor needs for breeding farms, racetracks and other seasonal employers, AHC and its partners are urging DHS to implement the flexibility measures as quickly as possible to mitigate paperwork bottlenecks during the remainder of the year. Other key H-2B provisions include acceptance of private wage surveys to determine “prevailing wage” requirements, and language that defines “seasonal need” as a 10-month period within the context of the program. The coalition has already begun to focus efforts on creating permanent cap relief in future legislative vehicles. This would decouple the H-2B visa issue from the annual appropriations process and create an environment of investment certainty.

Congress Delays ELD Enforcement for Livestock to September 30:

On the heels of the DOT’s March 13 issuance of an additional 90-day exemption from ELD enforcement requirements for livestock, the bill includes a provision that would defund enforcement to at least September 30, which is the official end of the fiscal year. The delay will provide DOT and industry stakeholders more time to educate livestock haulers on the proper scope of the ELD mandate, which has caused uncertainty since being finalized in late 2015. Furthermore, the industry’s September 2017 request to push back the compliance deadline by a full year is still outstanding, leaving the possibility of another enforcement delay for livestock.

Lawmakers Fully Fund Tax Law Implementation, Defund Horse Slaughter Inspections, EPA Ag Emission and Reporting Rules:

In a rare move to increase resources for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Congress appropriated an additional $320 million through September 2019 for the nation’s tax collectors to help assure a smooth implementation of the 2017 tax law. The omnibus also includes a rider that bans funding of USDA personnel to inspect horses prior to slaughter, a provision which lawmakers have renewed within multiple spending bills during previous years to effectively shut down horse slaughter in the U.S. On the EPA front, the bill also defunds enforcement of rules that would do the following:

  • Mandate the reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from decomposing animal waste located on farms;
  • And reporting air emissions from farms resulting from hazardous substances, pursuant to the nation’s Superfund law.

AHC will deliver updates on more details within the 2018 omnibus spending package that impact the horse industry as they emerge. To view a copy of the 2232-page bill, please visit http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20180319/BILLS-115SAHR1625-RCP115-66.pdf.

If you have questions about FY2018 appropriations, please contact Bryan Brendle, director of policy and legislative affairs, at bbrendle@horsecouncil.org.

Additional Resources

The American Quarter Horse Association is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest news regarding the ELD Mandate. For more press releases and information on this topic, visit www.aqha.com/membership/resources/eld-mandate/.

 

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☛ ProRodeo Hall of Fame announces induction class

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

ProRodeo Hall of Fame announces 2018 induction class

 

Press release courtesy PRCA
April 29, 2018 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Team roping stars Speed Williams and Rich Skelton had no equals from 1997-2004, as each won eight consecutive PRCA world championships.

Now, the duo will be immortalized in rodeo history.

Williams and Skelton headline the 10-member 2018 induction class for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place Aug. 4 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Williams and Skelton join gold buckle-winner Deb Greenough (bareback riding, 1993), contract personnel recipient Leon Coffee, stock contractor Billy Minick, rodeo notable Walt Garrison and the committee for the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, S.D., as the PRCA inductees.

For the second time in the history of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame – 2017 being the first – barrel racers from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) will be among the class of inductees, and their class includes Kristie Peterson, Billie McBride and a WPRA equine inductee, French Flash Hawk (Bozo).

In addition to the 10 inductees, former PRCA Chief Operating Officer Kay Bleakly will receive the Ken Stemler Pioneer Award, which honors individuals in recognition of their groundbreaking, innovative ideas and forward thinking.

 

Williams and Skelton were the pinnacle of team roping for nearly a decade.

“I remember going to the high school finals and stopping in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and I was blown away with the history of ProRodeo,” Williams said. “It’s a great honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rich and I had a fairytale career and words don’t really describe how I’m feeling.”

Skelton also was taken aback to receive this prestigious honor.

“This is cool, and I don’t know when this will sink in,” said Skelton, who still competes on the PRCA circuit. “I wanted to make the NFR and I wanted to win the world, and then things just kept going our way. When you look back at it, we had good horses, and everything was set up at that time and that’s all we thought about and that’s all we did was rope. To me, we had so much success because Speed changed the heading and started roping fast and I just tried to be consistent.”

Williams qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 15 times (1988, 1994, 1996-2008), and Skelton has 22 NFR qualifications on his résumé (1990-2006, 2009-10, 2013-15).

“I don’t think there was any secret to our success,” Williams said. “We came together at the same time and we had the same desires and we wanted to rodeo and that’s what we did every day, but I never even dreamed that we would win eight gold buckles in a row.”

 

Peterson, a four-time world champion, and her great horse French Flash Hawk, better known as Bozo, will fittingly go into the Hall together. Following on the heels of Charmayne James and her great horse, Scamper, it was Peterson and Bozo that ended James’ streak of 10 straight world titles, capturing their first of four world titles in 1994.

Although Peterson and Bozo were not successful in defending their title in 1995, the duo would return to the top of the sport in 1996 and then win three straight.

“How wonderful … that is just awesome,” Peterson said upon learning the news of the induction honor. “I feel very honored and humbled. To go in with Bozo is definitely the carrot on top. I am just speechless.”

When asked how it felt to follow James and Scamper, both in the arena and now into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Peterson simply said, “Being in the shadow of Scamper is a great place to be.”

 

McBride joins Peterson and Bozo in the Hall as another four-time WPRA champion. She will be inducted posthumously having passed away at the age of 90 on May 10, 2017.

McBride first saw barrel racing at an open rodeo event in 1937 and decided at 10 years old that it was the path she wanted to travel. McBride was a charter member of the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA), formed in her hometown of San Angelo, Texas, just over a decade later.

“She would be overwhelmed and thrilled,” said Alva Jean Meek, McBride’s daughter. “We are approaching the one-year anniversary since we lost her, but this news would have made her ecstatic. The GRA was a big part of her life, and she put her heart and soul into the earlier association.”

 

Greenough, 54, qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 13 consecutive years (1988-2000), tied with Joe Alexander for the fifth-most overall NFR qualifications in PRCA history. His 15 career NFR go-round wins at the NFR is also fifth most in his event. Greenough won a bareback riding world title in 1993 and a NFR average title in 1992.

Greenough was also known for his success within the Montana Circuit, where he went on to win five circuit titles. Greenough remains tied for the most National Circuit Finals Rodeo wins among all bareback riders with three career wins, in 1995-96 and 1999.

 

Coffee cried tears of joy when he found out he was selected for induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

“It kind of brought me to the milk right there, it brought tears to my eyes, that’s an old cowboy phrase for it made you cry,” Coffee said. “To know that my heroes, my friends and heroes, who are in there, and I’m in there with them – that’s just something I dreamed of. I’m just tickled to death to be in there and say, ‘Yes, I am in the PRCA Hall of Fame.’ It’s pretty wild.”

As a PRCA Gold Card Member and NFR barrelman, Coffee has enjoyed a long and lively career in ProRodeo as one of only three cowboys to be both a barrelman and a bullfighter at the NFR.

Since 1973, this Texas cowboy has fought bulls at the NFR twice (1979, 1984) and was a barrelman at the NFR in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Coffee also won PRCA Clown of the Year and was in the Top 3 every year from 1984-2001.

“I enjoy putting smiles on faces, and my motto of life is God put me on Earth to do two things – make people happy and help people out, and I can do both in the arena,” Coffee said.

Coffee also worked at the first National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 1987, the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (1980-82, 1992, 1996-97, 2003-04) and the Canadian Finals Rodeo twice (1985-86).

He was featured in many movies, including “8 Seconds” and “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.”

 

Garrison was two different types of cowboy, a fullback with the Dallas Cowboys and a ProRodeo competitor. He went on to combine his stardom with football and rodeo to raise more than $4 million for multiple sclerosis with his Walt Garrison All Star Rodeos over the course of 20 years.

“I think that dad played football as a career, but he got really fortunate when he retired from the NFL and Copenhagen/Skoal hired him to be a spokesperson,” said Walt Garrison’s oldest son, Marty.

The Texas cowboy was instrumental in the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco and Winston sponsorships in ProRodeo and the programs those sponsors provided – such as the Winston Scoreboard, sponsorships for individual cowboys and helping college rodeo athletes get scholarships.

“His first love was rodeo, no doubt, ever since he was really young,” Marty Garrison said. “That’s what he would have done had he not played football in college and then got drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. His whole life, his love was rodeo.”

 

Minick was short on words when he received the phone call that he was being inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, only because he hadn’t had time to process his new place in immortality.

“It took my breath away at first,” said the 79-year-old Minick. “I got a few tears. To be among those guys, even the past and the present and future cowboys, it’s kind of like that famous old quote that’s been said by all the cowboys, and even in song. ‘All I ever wanted to be was a cowboy.'”

Minick, born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, began his professional rodeo career in 1959, enlisting in the Rodeo Cowboys Association after winning titles both in high school and college. Minick qualified for the National Finals Rodeo as a bull rider in 1966. In 1968, Minick purchased the Harry Knight Rodeo Company from Knight and legendary entertainer Gene Autry.

The Billy Minick Rodeo Company eventually produced top NFR bucking stock, including the bucking horse Streamer in 1972 and the bull Tiger in 1973. Tiger would also win Bull of the Year in 1974.

Through the years, Minick helped to produce such rodeos as the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, Rodeo Houston, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, and many more.

 

This summer marks a historic year for the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, S.D. Not only can the rodeo now boast being an inductee to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, but this year will also be its 99th annual competition.

The Black Hills Roundup started when 15,000 people gathered in a field in Belle Fourche to raise money for World War I in 1918. At the time, the population of Belle Fourche was 1,410.

The next year marked the first time the rodeo took place.

“The board and committee put a lot of time and effort into it,” Black Hills Roundup Chairman Clay Crago said. “It’s pretty special to us to see the recognition and get into the Hall of Fame.”

The big number of people to attend continues today, with an estimated 10,000-15,000 attending a parade during rodeo week in the town of about 6,000.

The historic rodeo, which is 100 percent volunteer-run, also boasts that President Calvin Coolidge attended in 1927.

With the 2018 class included, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame will have enshrined 267 people, 34 animals and 29 rodeo committees.

 

The WPRA contributed to this release.

 

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