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☛ Economic Impact of U.S. Horse Industry

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HEALTH AND WEALTH, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE U.S. HORSE INDUSTRY

Courtesy of theAmerican Horse Council Foundation
March 17, 2018

(Washington, DC)- While the equine industry as a whole generates approximately $122 billion in total economic value, it’s commonly thought that the “big three” that are the primary economic drivers: Recreation, Racing, and Competition. However, the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) felt it was also important to bring in a new sector of the industry’s economic impact: Working Horses.

 

“Traditional working horses remain an important part of the industry, and not just on American ranches,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “In cities like New York and even here in Washington, DC, it’s not uncommon to have horses patrolling the streets, allowing individuals access to horses that they may not have otherwise had. Horses can also be found pulling carriages and adding charm to America’s cities and historic destinations.”

The Working Horse sector consists of equines used in segments such as mounted police units, carriage operations, equine assisted therapy programs, and lesson programs, which accounts for 8% of the equine population. The Working Horse sector supports more than 42,000 direct jobs and adds $1.9 billion in direct value to the U.S. economy. These direct impacts drive a further $2.7 billion in added value to the economy and create more than 28,000 jobs from indirect and induced effects.

The Recreation sector supports more than 162,000 direct jobs and adds $7.5 billion in direct value to the U.S. economy. Those direct impact drive a further $10.5 billion in added value to the economy, and create more than 110,00 jobs from both indirect and induced effects. Additionally, nearly 13 million households have participated in trail riding, with the vast majority of trail riders- 87%- utilizing public lands to ride on.

The Racing sector continues to have the largest economic impact: supporting more than 241,000 direct jobs and adding $15.6 billion in direct value to the U.S. economy. These direct impacts add $21 billion in value to the economy, and in total create more than 231,000 jobs from both indirect and induced effects. At Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racetracks, approximately $11 billion in wagering occurred in 2016, and tracks had $1.2 billion in total purses. Harness racetracks also had significant wagering of $1.45 billion, with $423 million in total purses.

 

Finally, the Competition sector supports more than 241,000 direct jobs, and adds $11.8 billion in direct value to the U.S. economy. These direct impacts drive a further $16.5 billion in added value to the economy, and create more than 175,000 jobs from indirect and induced effects. Additionally, USEF, AQHA, NRHA and UPHA licensed approximately 6,313 competitions throughout 2016, utilizing 1,654 competition managers.

“While the Racing sector is still the number one performing segment of the industry in economic impact, the Recreation industry continues to be the largest based on horse population, as well as creating new enthusiasts by providing easy access to equine activities such as trail riding and lessons,” said Ms. Broadway. “It’s also important to note how every segment of the equine industry has created 38 million households with equine enthusiasts in the United States!”

For more information, and to purchase a copy of the complete National Economic Impact Study, please visit the AHC website at http://www.horsecouncil.org/horsecouncil-publications/.

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 3-13-18

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
March 13, 2019

Lummus lands Arcadia win

ARCADIA, Fla. – Steer wrestler Will Lummus christened Arcadia’s new $9 million arena by winning the Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo with a 4.9-second run.
“Arcadia has always been a great rodeo, and this was the first rodeo in their beautiful, new facility,” Lummus said. “They put a lot of time and money into it and you can really tell. It’s a little different from the other arena from the dimensions, but it was an awesome place to have a rodeo.”
Lummus noted that the crowd was massive, despite making his run on March 8.
“The way they promote that rodeo and get the fans in there, it was an awesome experience because the arena was packed,” Lummus said.
Ground was broken on Arcadia’s new arena on Jan. 6, 2017, to replace the historic arena that was built in 1959.
The new, 107,000-square-foot facility holds 7,796 seats (approximately one for every resident of Arcadia). The facility opened just in time for this year’s rodeo and every seat in the house was filled. This is the second largest clear-span Butler Building ever constructed in the United States, according to the News-Press, which is part of the USA Today Network.
The size of the facility complimented the size of the competition.
“They sent some strong steers down there that we had seen just a few times, and that played to my advantage,” the 25-year-old cowboy said.
Lummus flew to Arcadia and rode 2016 World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack’s horse, Outlaw.
“He played a critical role in it (winning),” Lummus said. “He’s just a solid horse with plenty of speed. There’s no telling how much they’ve won on that horse with everyone who’s ridden him. The horse himself is just a winner.”
Outlaw wasn’t the only Wrangler National Finals Rodeo-caliber advantage Lummus had in the fold, as three-time WNFR qualifier Kyle Irwin was his hazer.
“It was a team effort,” Lummus said. “Kyle and Tyler placed with the same horses, so we were three-for-three on getting checks in Arcadia, and it really throws it back on the horsepower. That’s what I credit it to, good horsepower and rodeoing with two guys who know how to win.
“(Tyler Pearson) won the gold buckle last year with Kyle hazing. They’re good at setting a steer up to have his head picked up, and it slows it down, so you can make a great run on a steer.”
Lummus came close to qualifying for his first WNFR in 2017 when he ranked 20th with $66,520. Now, he’s in good position early to make his dream a reality, since he is ranked 16th in the March 12 PRCA World Standings with $14,054 after winning Arcadia.
Winning Arcadia had an added bonus for Lummus as it’s part of his circuit. Before winning Arcadia, Lummus was sitting fourth in the RAM Southeastern Circuit for steer wrestling with $4,829 – $1,618 away from taking the lead. Now, he’s leading his circuit.
Up next, Lummus is heading to Rodeo Austin (Texas) and the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo in Mercedes, Texas.
Other winners at the $103,380 rodeo were all-around cowboy Wesley Brunson ($1,899 in tie-down roping and team roping); bareback rider Kaycee Feild (90 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire); team ropers Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres (5.0 seconds); saddle bronc riders Clay Elliot (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force) and Chase Brooks (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf); tie-down roper Brad Hartt (8.4 seconds); barrel racer Amie Tyre (17.52 seconds); and bull riders Trey Benton III (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Kooter Crazy) and Brennon Eldred (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cowboy Time).
Feild tied the rodeo record set by Jared Smith in 2009.

2. Tuf Cooper, Shiozawa in PRCA’s $2 million club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tuf Cooper’s 2017 PRCA season turned out to be more memorable than ever.
The Decatur, Texas, cowboy won his first all-around world championship with $341,560 which sent him over the $2 million mark in career earnings. Only 24 other cowboys have reached this milestone.
As of March 12, Cooper has $2,075,874. He’s leading the March 12 PRCA all-around world standings with $65,667.
Cooper, 28, has won four career PRCA world championships – one all-around and three in tie-down roping (2011-12, 2014).
Cooper was recently joined in the $2 million PRCA club by veteran tie-down roper Matt Shiozawa, a 10-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2005-07, 2009, 2011-12, 2014-17).
Shiozawa earned $41,731 last year at the WNFR, which put his career earnings at $1,980,908. This season, Shiozawa surpassed the $2 million mark while moving up to 10th in the March 12 standings with $21,296.
“There’s so much learning that happens as a guy gets some years in,” said Shiozawa, who joined the PRCA in 1999. “You get some perspective and you start to understand a little bit more about the game you are actually playing. I’m excited to have passed that ($2 million mark). I learned how to make a living in rodeoing and provide for my family, and it’s great to get over the $2 million mark.”
Shiozawa and his wife, Ali, have three daughters, Stella, 7; LuLu, 5; and Ivory, 3. They live in Chubbock, Idaho.
Next up on the list of cowboys chasing $2 million in career earnings is four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild. The 31-year-old currently sits at $1,977,542 as of the March 12 PRCA World Standings.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., at 7 p.m. (CT), March 15-16 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 17 … PRCA Freestyle Bullfights will take place March 15-17 at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., after the bull riding each night. The rodeo begins at 7 p.m. (CT) March 15-16, and there are two performances, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 17. The bullfights will take place after the 7 p.m. performance March 17. The contestants in the Montgomery bullfights will be Cody Emerson, Wayne Ratley and Dakota Knight. All three bullfighters will compete against one bull during each of the three performances. They will be competing for $6,000 in prize money … Steer wrestler Cole Edge tied the arena record at Rodeo Austin (Texas) with his 3.2-second run March 10. Edge shares the record with Levi Wisness (2007), which was matched by Matt Reeves (2009) and Casey Martin (2014) … Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo organizers are putting out a call for help – it’s time to round up every old rodeo program, photo and buckle that might have been tucked away for decades and corral them for a once-in-a-hundred-years project. The goal, underway for a year now, is to gather as much history as possible to be compiled into a book marking the 100th anniversary of the “World’s Fastest Rodeo,” which first opened its chutes in 1918. “What’s sad is that over the years, with as much as was saved, we didn’t really (develop) a great archive of photos and information,” said Livermore Rodeo Board member Sheila Fagliano in the March 12 issue of the East Bay Times. “We’re now working hard to scan those items and organize them so that we have an ongoing historic file for generations to come, which should have been done years ago. The volunteers have done the best they can, but we’re now focusing so that 100 years from now we’ll have this information, which will be amazing.” The 2018 Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo is scheduled for June 9-10. Organizers have already gathered many items but hope to find more, particularly from the event’s first 25 years. They’re asking community members who may have memorabilia to call or email the group to arrange for their items to be seen and potentially scanned or photographed. To arrange for historical rodeo memorabilia to be seen and possibly included in the book project or archive, contact Fagliano at 925.250.7485.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I was second out, and I had a really good idea what the start would be and I knew my steer was good. I just wanted to get out of the barrier and make a good clean run and that’s what I did.”
– Steer wrestler Cole Edge about his arena-record-tying run at Rodeo Austin (Texas) March 10.

4. Next Up

March 12         Rodeo Austin (Texas) continues
March 14         Xtreme Bulls Division 2 in Mercedes, Texas
March 15         Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo in Mercedes, Texas, begins
March 15         Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., begins
March 16         Magnolia (Ark.) Stampede begins
March 16         Black River ProRodeo in Poplar Bluff, Mo., begins
March 16         Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo begins
March 16         Florida Gateway ProRodeo in Lake City, Fla., begins
March 16         Roots N Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) ProRodeo begins
March 18         Festival de Rodeo de las Estrellas in Saltillo, Mexico

5. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through March 12, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$66,052
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
SW:
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
TD:
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,824
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$78,499
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,101

6. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through March 12, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$66,052
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
40,799
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
40,092
4
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
27,283
5
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
23,560
6
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
23,406
7
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
16,544
8
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
16,262
9
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
14,468
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
14,328
11
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
11,264
12
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
10,245
13
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,340
14
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
8,668
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
2
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
34,237
3
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
33,845
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
32,333
5
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
29,903
6
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
28,769
7
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
27,171
8
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
25,130
9
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
22,001
10
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
21,307
11
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
19,637
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
19,355
13
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
18,659
14
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
18,134
15
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
17,213
16
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
16,989
17
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
16,871
18
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
16,819
19
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
16,810
20
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
16,565
Steer Wrestling
1
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
2
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
31,656
3
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
31,230
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
28,697
5
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
28,629
6
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
27,021
7
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
25,248
8
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
22,121
9
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
21,879
10
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
21,608
11
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
19,669
12
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
19,223
13
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
18,703
14
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
17,954
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
16,888
16
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
14,054
17
Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii
13,873
18
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
13,809
19
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
13,401
20
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
12,992
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
31,177
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
29,823
4
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
29,101
5
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
28,121
6
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
20,779
7
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
20,308
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
20,212
9
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
17,670
10
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
16,952
11
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
16,917
12
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
16,834
13
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
15,809
14
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
15,232
15
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
14,493
16
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
14,336
17
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
13,943
18
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
13,681
19
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
13,372
20
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
13,290
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
2
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
31,633
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
31,177
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
29,101
5
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
26,133
6
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
25,865
7
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
24,955
8
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
20,212
9
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
18,345
10
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
17,836
11
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
16,952
12
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
16,834
13
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
16,162
14
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
13,943
15
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
13,681
16
Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga.
13,290
17
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
12,808
18
Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.
12,635
19
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
12,598
20
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
12,544
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
2
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
34,648
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
33,490
4
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
33,140
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
32,698
6
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
28,002
7
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
27,788
8
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
27,400
9
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
19,348
10
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
17,808
11
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
17,795
12
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
17,722
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
17,602
14
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
16,430
15
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
15,838
16
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
15,178
17
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
15,144
18
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
15,022
19
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
14,306
20
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
14,282
Tie-down Roping
1
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,824
2
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
38,091
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
35,886
4
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
35,367
5
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
34,964
6
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
32,058
7
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
31,627
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
28,920
9
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
24,867
10
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
21,296
11
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
18,795
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
18,055
13
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
17,995
14
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
17,484
15
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
16,758
16
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
16,311
17
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
15,853
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
13,478
19
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
13,419
20
Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La.
13,213
Steer Roping
1
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,101
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
31,088
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
24,619
4
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
22,075
5
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
18,525
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
15,268
7
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
14,665
8
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
12,489
9
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
12,178
10
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
12,155
11
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
12,024
12
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
11,297
13
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
11,265
14
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
10,320
15
Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
9,651
16
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
9,298
17
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
9,061
18
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
8,464
19
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
7,918
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
7,749
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$78,499
2
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
57,241
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
55,258
4
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
44,562
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
44,093
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
41,422
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
39,371
8
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
33,597
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
33,372
10
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
25,203
11
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
23,738
12
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
23,533
13
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
23,108
14
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
22,763
15
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
22,184
16
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
19,271
17
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
19,106
18
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
18,825
19
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
18,438
20
Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho
18,281
*2018 Barrel Racing (March 12, 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
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
$64,185
2
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
58,332
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
37,817
4
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
34,562
5
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
33,354
6
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
29,512
7
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
28,886
8
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
26,649
9
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
24,172
10
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
23,539
11
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
17,971
12
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
17,805
13
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
17,443
14
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
15,217
15
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
15,171
16
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
14,767
17
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
14,723
18
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
14,642
19
Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla.
12,789
20
Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Georgia
12,746
7. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through March 12, 2018
 
1
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
$32,388
2
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  28,034
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  26,301
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  21,264
6
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  13,589
7
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  13,172
8
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  12,742
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  9,926
10
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  9,016
11
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  9,000
12
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  8,975
13
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
  7,730
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  7,649
15
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
  7,646
16
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
  7,616
17
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
  6,869
18
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
  6,159
19
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
  6,119
20
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
  5,722
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221) and streaming on ProRodeoTV.com. The Wrangler Tour, Justin Boots Playoffs, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals will also air on CBS Sports Net, and ProRodeoTV.com. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
March 6, 2018

Kimzey wins nearly $10K at Fort Mohave X Bulls

FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. – Despite suffering a fractured pelvis less than two months ago, reigning four-time World Champion bull rider Sage Kimzey was back in action and going full throttle as he won the Fort Mohave (Ariz.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls event on March 3.
“I already had an outstanding winter and then after sitting out for a month because of a fractured pelvis, I had to win some money,” Kimzey said. “Getting back into bull riding and winning some money definitely feels good.”
The 23-year-old Oklahoma cowboy had to take five weeks off after being stepped on by a bull on Jan. 5, but the fans in Fort Mohave never would have guessed it as he rode for 171 points on two head.
Kimzey made an 85-point ride in the first round and returned with an 86 on Honeycutt Rodeo’s Cajun Heat in the final round to win the average and collect a grand total of $9,690.
“The X Bulls are important,” Kimzey said. “Every year I win a bunch of money in the regular season and at the X Bulls, and the two go hand-in-hand. It’s not mandatory to win them, but it’s a big help to go into the X Bulls and have success.”
Kimzey is fresh off his fourth consecutive world title, and although his mind is on the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, his real focus is on breaking Donnie Gay’s record for most bull riding world titles. Gay was the bull riding champion eight times (1974-77, 1979-81 and 1984).
“That’s still the end game,” Kimzey said.
Striking gold at Fort Mohave, Kimzey is sitting fourth in the 2018 Xtreme Bulls Standings with $16,611 and is leading the 2018 PRCA World Standings with $68,809.
“I’d qualified for the All American Finals, and I haven’t done that in years past because it’s hard to go to that many small rodeos, and that’s where most of my money came from,” Kimzey said. “Then I went to the RAM Texas Circuit Finals and it set up the rest of the season for success.”
Kimzey won both the All American Finals and the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo. Now he has another major win for the 2018 season to keep the ball rolling as the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo approaches next month.
“I want to keep doing what I’m doing – going to a bunch of rodeos and winning a bunch of money,” Kimzey said. “Every penny counts for sure once you get to Vegas.”
Trevor Kastner won the first Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event of 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 17, and Josh Frost won the second Xtreme Bulls event in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 24. The next Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event will be April 27-28 in Del Rio, Texas.

2. WNFR cowboys sidelined with injuries

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Injuries are a way of life for PRCA cowboys.
A pair of former Wrangler National Finals Rodeo contestants – saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawley and steer wrestler Jason Thomas – are sidelined for the time being with collarbone and arm injuries, respectively.
Crawley, a four-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, will likely be out of action for six weeks while recovering from a broken right clavicle.
Crawley suffered the injury following his 84-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Young Karma on Feb. 23 in the second round of the semifinals at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
“It was a regular ride,” Crawley said, “the horse was bucking, and he came around at the whistle and I came off about that same time. I just came down wrong and landed on my shoulder and hit my head and broke my collarbone. They were looking at my head for a concussion, and then when I went to pick up my saddle with my right arm I realized it was hurting. I had never ridden that horse before, I had only seen video of her, and when I came off after the whistle, I just came off kind of funny and got my shoulder whipped down first.”
Dr. Tandy Freeman performed surgery on Crawley’s collarbone Feb. 27 at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas.
“They put a plate and four screws in my collarbone,” said Crawley, 26. “They are thinking with the plate and the screws the collarbone will be stronger than just letting it come back on its own. I’m back at the house (in Weatherford, Texas) with ice on my collarbone and starting to recover.”
Crawley earned $6,911 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and moved up to second place in the 2018 PRCA World Standings as of Feb. 26 with $34,648. He remained second place in the March 5 standings.
“I’m going to miss some rodeos, but at least I will not be missing like three every weekend,” Crawley said.
Crawley qualified for the WNFR in 2012-13, and 2016-17. A year ago, he finished a career-best sixth in the world standings with $215,530.
Thomas, who made his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut in 2016, is going to be out of action for up to 12 weeks after breaking his right arm during a practice run Feb. 15 in Stephenville, Texas.
“I snapped my arm in half right above my elbow,” Thomas said. “I was on my way to go compete at San Antonio and stopped in Stephenville at my buddy’s place to run a couple of steers before going to San Antonio. On the run, I was a little wide and I missed my steer and I landed on my shoulder and I hit, and I rolled and got up, but when I rolled I snapped my arm. I thought I just popped my shoulder out because my arm was dangling, and I got up and walked back to the end of the arena and then I knew it was bad, so I went to the emergency room.”
On Feb. 19, Thomas underwent surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
“When I had surgery, they put a titanium plate in my arm,” said Thomas, who lives in Archer City, Texas. “The plate is the length between my elbow and my shoulder. They told me I would be out for at least 12 weeks. I have minimal movement in my arm right now. I was having a good winter and I just have to bounce back from this and be ready by Reno, that’s my plan.”
Thomas was 30th in the March 5 PRCA World Standings with $11,213. The Reno (Nev.) Rodeo takes place June 15-23.
A year ago, Thomas finished 19th in the world standings with $67,294. He placed fifth in the world standings in 2016 with $205,137. He won Round 2 (3.5 seconds) and placed in three rounds of the WNFR to place second in the average with a time of 49.8 seconds on 10 head.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo at 2 p.m. (ET), March 9-11 … San Antonio’s Stock Show & Rodeo, which took place Feb. 8-25, was more popular than ever. Eighteen of 21 rodeo performances this year were at full capacity with more than 16,500 tickets sold, amounting to a new record for total rodeo attendance at the AT&T Center. The San Antonio Rodeo produces an estimated economic impact of more than $250 million, according to a study conducted by Trinity University in San Antonio … The Arcadia All Fla Championship Rodeo hosts its signature “Granddaddy of ‘Em All” four-day event March 8-11 in the new, $9 million Mosaic Arena, next to the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia – about an hour’s drive from Fort Myers. The venue will have 7,796 seats – nearly one for every Arcadia resident – in 107,000 square feet, with a covered arena. By next spring it will also be home to the new Florida Cowboy Museum. What attendees might not expect are a design that eliminates support beams that often block views, more than 20 giant ceiling fans to ensure a degree of coolness on hot Florida days, and a 270-panel skylight system that minimizes shadows and lighting costs in the second-largest clear-span Butler Building ever constructed in the United States. The project’s next phase, expected to be complete in 2019, will include the rodeo museum, retail space, a kitchen, offices and stables … A capital budget spending plan passed by the Washington State House of Representatives last week includes funding for the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Arena. The capital spending plan allocates $100,000 for the Rodeo Arena project in the Washington State Department of Agriculture section of the budget dedicated to improving safety and access at fairs, according to a news release from Rep. Matt Manweller’s office. “This funding would get the ball rolling to make the Ellensburg Rodeo grounds ADA accessible and make needed repairs and upgrades,” said Manweller in a press release. “The rodeos and fairs in our region are important to our local economies. For the rodeos and fairs to continue to be a strong draw we want to make sure we have high-quality facilities.” The 2018 Ellensburg Rodeo is scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 … PRCA Freestyle Bullfights will take place March 15-17 at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., after the bull riding each night. The rodeo begins at 7 p.m. (CT) March 15-16, and there are two performances, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 17. The bullfights will take place after the 7 o’clock performance March 17. The contestants in the Montgomery bullfights will be Cody Emerson, Wayne Ratley and Dakota Knight. All three bullfighters will compete against one bull during each of the three performances. They will be competing for $6,000 in prize money. “There’s more adrenaline in this sport than there is in any sport in the world,” said bullfighter Blue Jeanes, clown-bullfighter representative-elect for the PRCA. “We’re hoping to have at least 15 events this year and maybe even more than that. We’re trying to grow the program and get the ball rolling and do it right. The bullfighting deal is growing and there’s dang sure a market for it. We want ours to be the biggest and the best.”
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “In California, how I was taught to rope was to be conservative, no mistakes and outlast them. In Texas, it’s more of a gun slinging deal, and that’s what I had to learn how to do to win here.”
– Tie-down roper Ryle Smith after winning the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Feb. 24.
4. Next Up
March 8           Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo, begins
March 9           North Dakota Winter Show, Valley City, N.D., begins
March 9           Okeechobee (Fla.) Cowtown Rodeo begins
March 9           Parada del Sol, Scottsdale, Ariz., begins
March 10         M.M. Fisher Jr. Memorial Steer Roping, Andrews, Texas, begins
March 10         Rodeo Austin (Texas) begins
5. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through March 5, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$65,667
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
SW:
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
TD:
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,824
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$78,499
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,024
6. 2018 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through March 5, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$65,667
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  40,799
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  40,092
4
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  27,283
5
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
  23,560
6
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  20,803
7
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  16,262
8
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  14,645
9
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
  14,468
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
  14,328
11
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
  11,264
12
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
  9,340
13
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
  8,754
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
2
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
  33,845
3
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
  32,570
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
  32,333
5
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
  29,122
6
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
  28,769
7
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
  25,869
8
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
  24,144
9
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
  22,001
10
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
  21,307
11
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
  19,637
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
  19,355
13
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
  18,659
14
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
  18,134
15
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
  17,213
16
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
  16,989
17
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
  16,810
18
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
  16,565
19
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
  16,463
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
  14,295
Steer Wrestling
1
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
2
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
  31,656
3
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
  29,843
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
  28,697
5
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
  28,629
6
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
  27,021
7
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
  25,248
8
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
  22,121
9
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  21,879
10
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
  21,608
11
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
  19,669
12
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
  19,223
13
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
  18,540
14
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
  17,954
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
  16,888
16
Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii
  13,873
17
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
  13,809
18
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
  13,401
19
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
  12,992
20
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
  12,661
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
  31,177
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
  29,823
4
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
  29,101
5
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
  28,121
6
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
  20,308
7
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
  20,212
8
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
  19,250
9
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
  17,670
10
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
  16,917
11
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
  15,809
12
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
  15,582
13
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
  15,232
14
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  14,493
15
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
  14,336
16
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
  14,202
17
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  13,943
18
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
  13,372
19
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
  12,828
20
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  12,808
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
2
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
  31,633
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
  31,177
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
  29,101
5
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
  26,133
6
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
  25,865
7
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
  24,955
8
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
  20,212
9
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
  18,345
10
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
  17,836
11
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
  16,162
12
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
  15,582
13
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
  14,202
14
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
  13,943
15
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  12,808
16
Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.
  12,635
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
  12,598
18
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
  12,544
19
Cody Hogan, Benton, La.
  12,296
20
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
  12,198
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
2
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
  34,648
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
  33,490
4
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
  33,140
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
  32,698
6
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
  27,515
7
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
  27,039
8
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
  25,840
9
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
  19,348
10
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
  17,722
11
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
  16,430
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
  16,314
13
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
  15,946
14
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
  15,746
15
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
  15,219
16
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
  15,178
17
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
  15,022
18
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
  14,306
19
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
  14,282
20
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
  13,551
Tie-down Roping
1
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,824
2
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
  38,091
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
  35,886
4
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
  35,367
5
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  34,964
6
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
  32,058
7
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
  31,627
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  28,920
9
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
  24,867
10
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
  21,296
11
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
  18,795
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
  18,055
13
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
  17,484
14
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
  16,758
15
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
  16,311
16
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
  16,237
17
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
  15,853
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
  13,478
19
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
  13,419
20
Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La.
  13,213
Steer Roping
1
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,024
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  30,703
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
  24,619
4
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
  22,075
5
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
  18,525
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  15,268
7
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
  14,665
8
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
  12,178
9
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
  11,265
10
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
  10,844
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
  10,716
12
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
  10,334
13
Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
  9,651
14
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
  9,395
15
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
  9,061
16
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
  8,517
17
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
  7,756
18
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
  7,308
19
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
  5,610
20
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
  5,522
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$78,499
2
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  57,241
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  51,131
4
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  44,562
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
  44,093
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
  41,422
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  37,741
8
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
  33,597
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
  33,372
10
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  25,203
11
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
  23,533
12
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  22,763
13
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
  22,184
14
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  20,688
15
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
  19,106
16
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  18,825
17
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
  18,521
18
Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho
  18,281
19
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  17,920
20
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  17,419
*2018 Barrel Racing (March 5, 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
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
$64,190
2
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
  58,332
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
  37,817
4
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
  34,562
5
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
  33,354
6
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
  29,514
7
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
  28,886
8
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
  26,649
9
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
  24,172
10
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
  23,539
11
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
  17,443
12
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
  16,737
13
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
  16,593
14
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
  15,217
15
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
  15,171
16
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
  14,767
17
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
  14,723
18
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
  14,642
19
Sissy Winn, Chapman Ranch, Texas
  12,629
20
Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho
  12,091
7. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through March 5, 2018
 
1
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
$32,388
2
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  28,034
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  26,301
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  21,264
6
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  13,589
7
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  13,172
8
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  12,742
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  9,926
10
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  9,016
11
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  9,000
12
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  8,975
13
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
  7,730
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  7,649
15
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
  7,646
16
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
  7,616
17
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
  6,869
18
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
  6,159
19
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
  6,119
20
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
  5,722
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221) and streaming on ProRodeoTV.com. The Wrangler Tour, Justin Boots Playoffs, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals will also air on CBS Sports Net, and ProRodeoTV.com. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy of PRCA
Feb. 27, 2018

Bennett rebounds to win San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Bareback rider Caleb Bennett didn’t earn a score in the second round of his bracket at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
The lack of a score had Bennett thinking his trip to San Antonio probably wouldn’t amount to much. But a pep talk from his traveling partner turned things around in a big way.
Bennett won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, taking home his first championship buckle from the prestigious rodeo, along with $22,169.
“This is one of those rodeos where you can get bucked off one or have one not go your way and still advance and still continue to make money and make it back,” said the Ogden, Utah, cowboy. “I had that happen my second round here. I was kind of down on myself and my traveling partner Clint Laye pulled me aside and said, ‘You’ve got the best horse tonight. Don’t worry about it, brush it off.’ Sure, as heck, I jumped out and won the round that night and advanced.
“You’ve got to take one at a time, and if you do bobble or something doesn’t go your way you can’t let it get to you. That was a huge learning curve and an accomplishment just this year all in itself.”
Bennett proved his traveling partner prescient, winning the third round. Then he took second in the semifinal qualifiers.
In the finals, Bennett had an 88.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Tootsie Roll, the second-highest score of the round, which helped him finish with the most money among bareback riders at the 17-day rodeo.
Bennett was familiar with Tootsie Roll.
“I’d been on her before,” he said. “I was 83 on her in Puyallup (Wash.) and thought she was going to be 88 (then). Today, she just had a phenomenal day and I was 88.5. Now, I get to check this rodeo off my bucket list. I’ve been waiting a long time to take this buckle home.”
Standing in a tunnel below the arena following the win, Bennett was still in shock with his new buckle.
“When I was standing out there in the arena and they told me I had won, I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” said Bennett, 29. “This is a big rodeo that everybody wants to win. It’s a prestige deal that pays a lot of money. I’m still speechless of the whole deal.”
Bennett entered the weekend in fifth place in the 2018 PRCA World Standings. He’s aiming for his seventh-consecutive trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where he placed fourth last year, helping him finish sixth in the 2017 World Standings.
“This paid just over $20,000, that’s a quarter of the way there to the Finals already and we’re only in the month of February,” Bennett said. “This is definitely a huge step in the right direction of making my way back to the NFR.”
Other winners at the $1.7 million rodeo (including prizes) were steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge ($23,081), team ropers Coleman Proctor and Billie Jack Saebens ($23,015 each), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley ($25,765), tie-down roper Ryle Smith ($18,928), barrel racer Hailey Kinsel ($25,142) and bull rider Garrett Tribble ($34,574, including ground money).

2. Josh Frost nets $31,500 with X Bulls win

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Josh Frost has April 13 circled on his calendar. That’s the day he finishes student-teaching at South Summit High School and finishes his requirement to receive his degree in Agriculture Education from Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
At that point he’ll be able to rodeo full time.
After his impressive feat Feb. 24, the Utah cowboy will have a great chance to qualify for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Frost scored 89 points on 4L & Diamond S bull Monte Walsh in the short round to win the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Xtreme Bulls. Frost won $30,000 for the finals title and added another $1,500 for his ride in the first round.
“You dream about winning this rodeo,” Frost said after his first Xtreme Bulls title. “I’ve been working really hard. I was ready to win. It’s kind of a surreal moment standing out there getting the buckle. This is one of the toughest bull ridings in the world. A lot of the top guys are here, and the best bulls are. The guys put on a heck of a bull ride. I’m honored to win this.”
Frost, 22, wasn’t in the Top 50 of the PRCA World Standings before the event. In fact, Frost’s biggest win of the 2018 season before Saturday wasn’t even in bull riding. He won $2,430 in tie-down roping in Heber City, Utah, in November.
 “This will put me in the best winter I’ve had in my life and it’s still the month of February,” Frost said.
Frost knew next to nothing about his bull. And apparently neither did a lot of other people.
“I was putting my rope on the wrong bull at first,” Frost said. “Joe, my brother, didn’t know what he looked like either. But I was sure glad of what he ended up being.”
Frost has been to only a handful of rodeos in 2018 because of his student-teaching. He’s looking forward to finishing in order to get on the rodeo road full time.
“April 13, I’m done,” Frost said. “I’ll have my degree and I’m going rodeoing.”
Other big money winners at the Xtreme Bulls event were Trey Benton III, who took home $21,500, and four-time PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey, who collected $16,000 to add to his lead in the 2018 World Standings.

3. Snedecor makes history with back-to-back SAR titles

SAN ANTONIO – Two years ago, steer roper Scott Snedecor, despite a prestigious career that included two steer roping world titles, had never won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo average buckle.
After Sunday’s performance, Snedecor became the first steer roper to win back-to-back average buckles in the history of the famed rodeo.
Snedecor, while riding Possum, won the 2018 San Antonio average in 32.6 seconds on three head, besting his closest competitor by more than two seconds.
“Any time you win one of these big deals it’s exciting, it doesn’t matter if it’s back to back,” said Snedecor, who turned 43 Feb. 2. “It’s a tough chore to win one of these big ones with the pressure-packed runs. It fell in the right direction for me though.”
Despite not placing in the first round, Snedecor still cashed in for a giant payday, earning $28,394. He tied for second in the second round, which helped put him in first place in the average heading to the finals. He was the last roper out and needed a run of 12.9 seconds to beat then-leader Tuf Cooper to claim the title. Snedecor finished in 10.4, tying for the third-round win with Chris Glover while simultaneously grabbing his second-consecutive San Antonio title.
“I didn’t know exactly how much time (I had to finish in),” Snedecor said. “But I knew I had some time to work with. I knew I had a pretty good steer, so I knew I just needed to go out there and make a solid run.”
Snedecor is from Fredericksburg, Texas, about 70 miles from San Antonio, giving him extra motivation.
“Last year was a big thrill for me to get it off my back,” he said. “This year was just a bonus. Such a great committee, great event, hats off to everybody involved in this deal. I’ve got a lot of people here. It’s kind of my hometown rodeo.”
Snedecor’s win in San Antonio played a key role in him adding his third steer roping gold buckle at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping last year. He’s hoping Sunday’s win will do likewise.
“It jumpstarts your whole year,” Snedecor said. “I’m just coming off winning the world, so it keeps snowballing, it keeps you on a high.”
Possum was the same horse Snedecor won on last year and the same one he was on at the NFSR. Snedecor was borrowing him from Stephen Stransky.
“I trained him (Possum) a few years back,” Snedecor said. “We’ve grown up together, Stephen and I, and he’s an outstanding friend to let me take that horse when he’s not using him.”
Cooper’s second-place finish in the average, anchored by a third-place finish in the third round and a split for fourth in the first round, earned him a total of $22,677 – the second-most among steer ropers in San Antonio. Four-time Steer Roping World Champion Rocky Patterson left San Antonio with a total of $20,389 thanks to winning the second round and finishing fifth in the average.
Glover earned a total of $16,197, while Garrett Hale left town with $12,387 and Troy Tillard also cracked five figures with $10,671.

4. Blake Knowles reclaims winning ways in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Tucson (Ariz.) Rodeo, affectionately known as La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, translates to The Cowboy Party. After his performance on Feb. 25, steer wrestler Blake Knowles has plenty of reasons to celebrate.
The 35-year-old Knowles, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, entered the Feb. 25 final performance placed second in the average with a two-head time of 10.6 seconds. Despite the logjam atop the steer wrestling leaderboard, Knowles saved his best for last, closing out his weekend with the rodeo’s best bulldogging run of 4.3 seconds. Needless to say, the Columbia River Circuit cowboy was pleased to add an important win early in the season.
“It feels good,” Knowles said. “Obviously, anytime you can come away with a win at one of these winter rodeos, you’re always happy. It always feels good to succeed.”
During the concluding performance, Knowles saw fellow bulldogger Josh Clark reclaim the average lead immediately before he was set to ride into the box. Knowles said despite the inherent pressure the rodeo presented, Knowles’ focus was on himself.
“I tried to watch the first couple guys go to get a feel for the start,” Knowles said. “I was trying to get a feel for my strategy. I knew Josh had made a good run, but to be honest, I knew I had a good steer that I was supposed to win the rodeo on. At that point, I wasn’t really paying attention to the times because I dang sure had drawn a great one.”
Behind the scenes, Knowles was scrambling to come up with a solution to a rather common conundrum. Knowles’ go-to roan horse recently developed mild lameness issues, and he ultimately decided that hauling the horse wouldn’t benefit either party. However, the family aspect of rodeo always seems to find a way to lend a hand.
“My good friend Billy Bugenig had a horse there that he purchased last fall,” Knowles said. “I was able to call Bill and he said, ‘Yeah, sure, you can ride him.’ That was the first time I’d ever rode that horse and I was really pleased with him. It’s always nice to have good horses of your own, but it’s pretty valuable to have friends with good ones, too.
“(Tomcat) had great feet in the field, and he just felt good to me,” Knowles said.
Knowles’ previous two seasons hadn’t gone his way following his third WNFR qualification in 2015. Still, having added a check worth $4,786 to his early season money line, Knowles is satisfied with his winning pace.
“I just feel like having some luck here catches me up a little bit,” he said. “It takes a little pressure off the spring. To capitalize here in Tucson makes me feel a lot better about my month of February.”
Other winners at the $311,161 rodeo were all-around cowboy Sean Santucci ($6,838 in steer wrestling and team roping), bareback rider Devan Reilly (171.5 points on two head), team ropers Zane Barnson/Cole Wilson (21.4 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Jade Blackwell (166.5 points on two head), tie-down roper Jake Pratt (32.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Christine Laughlin (34.89 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Dave Mason (147.5 points on two head).

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls from Fort Mohave, Ariz., at 7 p.m. (MT), March 2, and 7:30 p.m., March 3 … The Buccaneer Commission recently announced its Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas) Concert Series lineup. Two hours of ProRodeo will be followed by lowering a stage from the American Bank Center Arena rafters onto the dirt to allow for an hour-long concert. The four Rodeo Corpus Christi Performances will feature the Josh Abbott Band, April 26; Turnpike Troubadours, April 27; Robert Earl Keen, April 28; and Intocable, April 29. Season tickets may be purchased at www.BucDays.com or at the American Bank Center box office. Individual tickets will go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. (CT). Ticket pricing ranges from $15-50 and includes the rodeo and concert … A steer named Checkers was crowned the big winner Feb. 24 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, fetching a kingly sum of $110,000 for young Dawson Campbell. The boy and his beast triumphed at the junior market steer auction that also earned Campbell, 14, a $10,000 scholarship that will help him pursue his plans to study agriculture at Texas A&M University … The 64th Buffalo (Minn.) PRCA Championship Rodeo is June 22-23.  Two performances of rodeo sanctioned by the PRCA will include “The Art of Trick Roping, Gun Spinning, and Whip Cracking” by cowboy Rider Kiesner, a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo performer. “We are excited to bring Rider to town,” said Stuart Marquette, rodeo chairman, in a press release. “Our rodeo committee is comprised of volunteers that work countless hours throughout the year to make the show bigger and better every year. As a non-profit, we pride ourselves in putting on a PRCA rodeo bringing family-friendly entertainment at an affordable price. Throughout the years the Buffalo Rodeo has grown with the community, and we continue to be an annual tradition,” Tickets can be purchased at www.buffalorodeo.com starting at $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 4-11) through May 1.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “This win means a lot. San Antonio is an amazing rodeo. If you get hot here, you can win a lot of money. This is going to be one of my best rodeo memories.”
– Saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley in a press release Feb. 24 after winning the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo..

6. Next Up

March 1           Grand Island (Neb.) Roundup begins
March 1           Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo, Bay City, Texas, begins
March 2           PRCA Championship Rodeo Council Bluffs, Iowa, begins
March 2           Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, Fort Mohave, Ariz., begins
March 2           Big Cypress Shoot Out & Rodeo, Immokalee, Fla., begins
March 3           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Grand Island, Neb.
March 4           Rodeo de 21 Anniversario, Chihuahua, Mexico

7. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Feb. 26, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$65,667
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
SW:
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
TD:
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,674
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$68,810
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,024

8. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Feb. 26, 2018

All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$65,667
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  40,799
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  40,092
4
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  27,283
5
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
  23,560
6
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  20,803
7
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  16,262
8
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  14,645
9
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
  14,468
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
  14,328
11
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
  10,049
12
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
    9,340
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
2
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
  33,845
3
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
  32,570
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
  32,333
5
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
  29,122
6
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
  26,852
7
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
  24,417
8
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
  24,144
9
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
  22,001
10
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
  21,307
11
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
  19,637
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
  18,803
13
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
  18,659
14
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
  18,134
15
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
  16,989
16
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
  16,936
17
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
  16,565
18
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
  16,463
19
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
  16,140
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
  14,295
Steer Wrestling
1
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
2
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
  31,656
3
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
  28,697
4
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
  28,629
5
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
  28,580
6
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
  27,021
7
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
  24,249
8
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
  21,879
9
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
  19,669
10
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
  18,694
11
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
  18,636
12
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
  18,625
13
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
  18,540
14
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
  17,402
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
  16,888
16
Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii
  13,873
17
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
  13,698
18
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
  13,401
19
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
  12,992
20
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
  12,661
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
  31,177
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
  29,823
4
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
  29,101
5
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
  28,121
6
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
  20,308
7
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
  19,250
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
  18,730
9
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
  17,670
10
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
  16,917
11
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
  15,809
12
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
  15,232
13
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
  14,940
14
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
  14,493
15
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
  14,336
16
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  13,943
17
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
  13,372
18
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
  13,043
19
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
  12,828
20
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  12,808
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
2
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
  31,633
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
  31,177
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
  29,101
5
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
  26,133
6
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
  25,865
7
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
  24,955
8
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
  18,730
9
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
  18,345
10
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
  17,836
11
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
  16,162
12
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
  14,940
13
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
  13,943
14
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
  13,043
15
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
  12,808
16
Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.
  12,635
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
  12,598
18
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
  12,544
19
Cody Hogan, Benton, La.
  12,296
20
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
  12,198
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
2
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
  34,648
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
  33,490
4
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
  33,140
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
  32,698
6
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
  27,515
7
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
  27,039
8
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
  25,840
9
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
  18,260
10
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
  17,722
11
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
  16,430
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
  16,314
13
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
  15,946
14
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
  15,746
15
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
  15,219
16
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
  15,178
17
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
  14,306
18
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
  14,282
19
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
  13,551
20
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
  13,550
Tie-down Roping
1
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,674
2
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
  38,091
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
  35,886
4
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
  35,367
5
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  34,964
6
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
  32,058
7
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
  31,627
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
  28,920
9
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
  24,867
10
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
  21,296
11
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
  18,795
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
  18,055
13
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
  17,484
14
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
  16,758
15
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
  16,311
16
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
  16,237
17
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
  15,853
18
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
  13,419
19
Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La.
  13,213
20
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
  12,661
Steer Roping
1
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,024
2
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
  24,619
3
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
  24,224
4
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
  22,075
5
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
  16,619
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  15,268
7
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
  14,665
8
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
  12,178
9
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
  11,265
10
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
  10,844
11
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
  10,716
12
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
  10,334
13
Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
  9,651
14
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
  9,395
15
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
  9,061
16
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
  8,517
17
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
  7,756
18
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
  7,308
19
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
  5,610
20
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
  5,522
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$68,810
2
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  56,814
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  47,559
4
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  42,795
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
  41,765
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
  41,422
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  37,741
8
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
  33,597
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
  32,517
10
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
  23,533
11
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
  22,184
12
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  20,688
13
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  20,069
14
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  18,825
15
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
  18,521
16
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
  18,478
17
Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho
  18,281
18
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  17,719
19
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
  17,073
20
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
  16,007
*2018 Barrel Racing (Feb. 26, 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
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
$58,823
2
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
  58,332
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
  37,817
4
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
  33,354
5
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
  29,339
6
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
  28,987
7
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
  27,430
8
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
  26,649
9
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
  24,172
10
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
  23,539
11
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
  17,443
12
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
  16,593
13
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
  16,503
14
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
  14,642
15
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
  13,449
16
Teri Bangart, Olympia, Wash.
  13,393
17
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
  12,987
18
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
  12,773
19
Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho
  12,116
20
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
  11,990
9. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through Feb. 26, 2018
1
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
$32,388
2
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  24,462
3
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  20,857
4
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  16,611
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  16,129
6
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  13,089
7
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  12,541
8
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  9,926
9
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  9,016
10
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  9,000
11
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
  7,730
12
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
  7,415
13
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
  7,348
14
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  7,010
15
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
  6,869
16
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
  6,159
17
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
  6,119
18
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
  5,722
19
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
  5,657
20
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  5,572
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221) and streaming on ProRodeoTV.com. The Wrangler Tour, Justin Boots Playoffs, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals will also air on CBS Sports Net, and ProRodeoTV.com. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.
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☛ The American pays out $2 million 2-27-18

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

“THE AMERICAN” PAYS OUT $2 MILLION DURING RFD-TV’s ACTION-PACKED FINALS EVENT AT AT&T STADIUM 

THREE QUALIFIERS SPLIT THE MILLION-DOLLAR FINALS PURSE

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Photos by Andy Watson/Bullstock Media

Feb. 27, 2018

The American Champions! Photo by Andy Watson

The world’s best cowboys and cowgirls worked all year to qualify or be invited to the world’s richest one-day rodeo, The American, with the outstanding Finals being held Saturday, Feb. 25 at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

Following an outstanding, patriotic pre-show, which included veterans coming down ropes from the ceiling, three champions each took home $433,333 paychecks, as well as the $100,000 checks they earned for winning their division in the semi-finals. They included four-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild, who rode C5 Rodeo Company’s “Virgil,” the reigning bareback horse of the year to a 90.75;  six-time NFR Steer Wrestling qualifier Matt Reeves, who wrestled his steer down in 3/73 seconds, and ERA Bronc Rider of the Year Champion Cort Scheer, who came through the ranks of the qualifiers for riding Frontier’s Medicine Women, the four-time saddle bronc of the year, to a whooping 89 point ride.

After over seven hours of televised competition between top invited athletes from the PRCA, PBR and WPRA, as well as “qualifiers” who had to earn their spot on the program by rodeoing and winning throughout the year and advancing from a semifinals held prior to The American. The event made the “American Dream” come true to those who advanced out of the semifinals in each division to split the million-dollar purse.

Invitee’s Taci Bettis (Barrel Racing), Junior Nogueira and Kaleb Driggers (Team Roping) the reigning PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood and reigning The American Tie-Down Roping Champion Marty Yates earned $100,000 each.

In a heart-warming interview, Nogueira told the press he missed out on his late father’s Brazilian Hall of Fame induction ceremony for a chance to win The American dream. His father had passed away doing what he loved most – roping!

During the award’s ceremony, Feild was asked what he planned to do with his newly signed check. Feild responded, “When I retire from rodeoing, I don’t have to go get a 9-5. I can stay home with my kids and see them off to school and pick them up at  home when they get off the school bus.”

HOW IT HAPPENS:

The American invited the top rodeo athletes in seven events from the PRCA, WPRA and PBR to compete for a $2 million purse at AT&T stadium. Anyone could qualify via the semifinals, which paid $500,000 and any contestant who advances to The American and outrides or outraces the sport’s super stars is eligible for an additional $1 million bonus at the Finals.

There were three ways to qualify for competition in The American. The top contestants in the world received invitations and were called “invitees.” Additionally, a handful of exemptions are offered to the brightest stars in the sport. Also hopeful contestants could pay an entry fee to compete as “qualifiers” held throughout the year sanctioned by Better Barrel Races, Professional Bull Riders, Ultimate Calf Roping and the World’s Toughest Rodeo.

During the past year nearly 4,000 entries competed at 70 qualifying events to make The American semifinals, where nearly 600 athletes from around the world battled for 38 byes into The American.

One of the more exciting events was the barrel race. A 10-year-old barrel racing qualifier, London Gorham, who was awarded a check totaling $40,681 for winning Thursday’s barrel racing semifinals with a 13.74. The win made London the youngest competitor to advance the furthest in The American semifinals. Although she missed making the semifinals, she was presented with the “Up and Comer Award” and received an additional check of $5,000 for competing in the semifinals. Both the winnings and award made an almost $50,000 day for the 10-year-old.

However, even though she is only 10, London is no newcomer to rodeo. Her dad, Shorty Gorham, is also a PBR bullfighter and was at work at The American. Her Grandpa is Phil Lyne, a legendary rodeo cowboy who competed professionally in five events and won five PRCA world titles in three different events. Also, she was competing against her uncle, PBR World Champion bull rider J. B. Mauney who finished fourth overall in the bull riding.

For full results, go to “The American.com”

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 2-21-18

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Feb. 21, 2018

Sundell wins San Angelo for third time

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The third time was the charm for saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell as he won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo for the third time Feb. 16 with 175 points on two head.
Sundell won San Angelo for the first time in 2012 with 174 points on two head. His second San Angelo win came in 2015 with 177 points on two head, thanks in part to nailing a 91-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Manhattan Moon.
“I love coming here because I’ve always had good success here and there’s a lot of electricity in that building,” Sundell said. “I love it – I’m going to keep putting my name in the hat here.”
Consistency was the secret to success for Sundell as he won the first round with an 88.5-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Morning Tea.
“I was just letting it hang out and was firing away and having some fun,” Sundell said. “It was one you needed in a long round to get a good score for some leeway.”
The 33-year-old cowboy went on to place second in the finals with an 86.5-point ride, which placed him 3.5 points ahead of Clay Elliott and Ryder Wright.
“The second one was a good, solid one that a guy needs to show off a bit and have lots of fun,” Sundell said. “Honestly, I feel better and stronger than I have in a long time. I don’t know what it is, but I feel like a young kid again. It’s always good to be around them (the younger competition) because you feel like you’re a young kid again with them.”
All told, Sundell’s efforts at San Angelo were worth $8,182.
“It’s outstanding to get a bunch of money won in the wintertime,” Sundell said. “If you can do that, it’s always going to be a good deal for you.”
Sundell’s youngest and biggest fan was in the stands – his 3-month-old son, Rankan.
“Shoot, I’m probably going to be buying some diapers,” Sundell laughed. “It’s ridiculous how many diapers you go through.”
Up next, Sundell is heading back to the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, where he won the first, second and third rounds in Bracket 3 for $7,134. Between his progress at these two iconic Texas rodeos so far, Sundell’s earned a grand total of $15,316.
Counting his most-recent earnings, Sundell was already sitting at fifth in the 2018 PRCA World Standings with $22,776, as he seeks an eighth qualification for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Sundell competed at the WNFR every year from 2009-15.
“I’ll just keep entering up and keep rocking and rolling and let them all fall into place,” Sundell said.
Other winners at the $452,991 rodeo were bareback rider Logan Corbett (176 points on two head); steer wrestler Jacob Talley (11.5 seconds on three head); team ropers Clay Smith/Paul Eaves (14.1 seconds on three head); tie-down roper Blane Cox (23.7 seconds on three head); barrel racer Amberleigh Moore (44.15 seconds on three head); and bull rider Trey Benton III (180.5 points on two head).

2. Solomon ropes Silver Spurs victory

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Tie-down roper Cory Solomon has had a strong winter, and he kept that going with a win at the 140th Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday.
Solomon is hoping that trend continues in the middle of what has been an extremely busy winter for the 28-year-old Texas cowboy.
Solomon competed in Okeechobee, Fla., Feb. 15 before clocking a time of 7.5 seconds the next day in Kissimmee.
Solomon kept tabs on the results from Kissimmee every day, hoping to see his time stand up. It definitely did, but not by much. He held off Jason Hanchey by a tenth of a second and three others by three-tenths.
“Guys made some good runs,” Solomon said Feb. 18 from his home. “… So, the perfs looked like they were pretty tough there. I’m just thankful to get the win. Every check counts this early.”
Less than two hours after his winning run in Kissimmee, Solomon was on a plane bound for Texas to rope again Feb. 16 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Solomon was riding Ragin Cajun at Kissimmee. Ragin did his job well, which helped Solomon overcome a slight slip.
“He was really good at Kissimmee,” Solomon said. “He got a good start. I actually roped and lost my right stirrup. I jumped off, it wasn’t a smooth get-off. I just made it work when I jumped off. … The best thing about him (Ragin), once your hand touches the calf, he won’t make a mistake.”
Entering Kissimmee, Solomon was sitting seventh in the PRCA World Standings. He moved up one spot after earning $2,375. He also placed second in the first round at San Antonio, then won his next two rounds and was in the semifinals there Feb. 20. That’s another $6,500 before the rodeo has finished. He also won $5,296 in Fort Worth, Texas, and $6,403 in Waco, Texas earlier this season.
All of that comes on the heels of winning $117,250 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on his preferred horse, Dough Boy, in December, when he placed third in the average to help him finish seventh in the 2017 world standings.
Last season, Solomon had to go hard in September to qualify for the WNFR. This season, he’s made it a point to go hard in the winter to make sure he isn’t under a time crunch come fall.
“To win Kissimmee, it gives me more momentum to go back to San Antonio,” said Solomon, who will be back on Dough Boy in San Antonio. “All these wins just keep your confidence going and keep you on a roll.”
Other winners at the $132,365 rodeo were all-around cowboy Bart Brunson ($3,478 in tie-down roping and team roping); bareback rider Evan Jayne (83 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Patty); steer wrestler Denell Henderson (3.7 seconds); team ropers Ross Lowry/Stephen Britnell (4.6 seconds); saddle bronc rider Chuck Schmidt (84.5 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Best Hope); barrel racer Amie Tyre (15.6 seconds); and bull rider Dylan Hice Vick (84 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Stinky).

3. Smidt claims first Dixie National Rodeo win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Claiming PRCA honors is nothing new to tie-down roper Caleb Smidt.
The Bellville, Texas, cowboy was the 2015 tie-down roping world champion.
Now, the talented roper can add a Dixie National Rodeo victory to his career accomplishments.
Smidt, a four-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, won with a 15.8-second time in the two-head average at the Dixie National Rodeo, which concluded Feb. 14.
“I’ve only been to that rodeo one other time in 2015 and I didn’t do any good,” said Smidt, 28. “This is really good because I had zero dollars won when I showed up to Jackson. This is a big rodeo. They had 131 guys competing in tie-down roping, and I was really happy to win it.”
Smidt made his runs in Jackson on Feb. 7 and 9 and earned $9,402 for placing second in the first round (7.8 seconds) and fourth in the second round (8.0 seconds) and capturing the average at the Mississippi Coliseum. Smidt is 18th in the Feb. 20 PRCA World Standings with $10,674.
“I rode a new horse, El Gato, that belongs to Bart Hutton from Boerne, Texas,” Smidt said. “I rode him a little bit last fall. I like him, and I plan on riding him quite a bit this year. He’s getting better and better, and he was awesome over there (in Jackson). I ran two really good calves and I was able to get the win with him.”
In addition to El Gato, Smidt still will be competing on his main horse, Pockets. He rode Pockets the last three years and won his world title aboard the horse. Smidt qualified for the WNFR in 2013 and 2015-17. Last year, he finished fifth in the world standings with $209,098 and split the Round 8 win in Las Vegas with Cory Solomon.
“I went to Fort Worth (Texas) and San Angelo (Texas) and didn’t have any luck, and it was getting about time where I needed to win something just to get some money on the board,” Smidt said. “This is probably the slowest start I have ever had, so it was nice to win something and get the monkey off my back. Now, I’m ready to go rope and try and win some more.”
Smidt competed at the lucrative San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, where he placed fourth in the third round of Bracket 4.
“For right now, I’m just going to focus on (tie-down roping) and the end goal is the world championship,” said Smidt, who has been in contention for the all-around world championship the last several years because he also has competed as a team roping header.
Other winners at the $232,585 rodeo were all-around cowboy Shane Proctor ($1,461 in saddle bronc riding and bull riding), bareback rider Austin Foss (89 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Onion Ring), steer wrestler Cody Sullivan (8.7 seconds on two head), team ropers Tyler Wade/Trey Yates (11.4 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Isaac Diaz (84 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Cow Camp) and Rusty Wright (84 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Dirty Little Secret), barrel racer Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi (15.02 seconds) and bull rider Dustin Boquet (86.5 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Hacksaw Ridge).

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT), Feb. 20-22, and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23. It will also stream the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls at 1 p.m., Feb. 24, and the finals of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24. ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 and the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls at 1 p.m., Feb. 24, and the finals of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24. WranglerNetwork.com will also livestream La Fiesta de los Vaqueros from Tucson, Ariz., beginning at 2 p.m. (MT) Feb. 24-25 … The PRCA, in partnership with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Hidden Springs Youth Ranch in San Antonio, will organize Rodeo Camp 2018, March 12-16. For anyone curious about the sport of rodeo, here is the chance to learn what it takes to be a rodeo contestant. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-18. The instructors are professional rodeo contestants, and there’s no cost, but space is limited. Reserve a spot today at www.prorodeo.com/youthrodeo .
San Angelo (Texas) rancher, businessman, philanthropist and pilot Richard Mayer was honored Feb. 16 with the 2018 Gold Spur Award. The award is given annually to one individual on the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo committee for going beyond the call of duty as a volunteer. The San Angelo Rodeo took place Feb. 2-4 & 14-16. Mayer began his involvement with the San Angelo rodeo in 1974. His charge was to organize the arena, the bucking chutes, the gates for timed events, the grandstand for rodeo officials, and most of all, the dirt. “This dirt is sacred for Mr. Mayer,” said rodeo announcer Boyd Polhamus Feb. 16.Every year, two weeks before the rodeo start date, tons and tons of dirt is trucked in and laid on the arena floor. The task of provisioning the dirt has become an annual tradition in San Angelo. Today’s rodeo is more sophisticated than it was in 1974, and Mayer has kept the arena up with the times, working out details with city of San Angelo officials over the years.
On Feb. 18, the Chicks N Chaps organization held its 5th Annual Women’s Rodeo Clinic in Tucson, Ariz., during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. The Chicks N Chaps mission, vision and values is helping women, men and the families who are affected by breast cancer. The organization was founded by a small group of Montanans whose lives had been profoundly impacted by breast cancer, and who were all passionate about the sport of rodeo and its heritage. Chicks N Chaps is dedicated to helping communities raise money for local individuals and families impacted by breast cancer while promoting the sport of rodeo and the Western lifestyle. According to an article on www.tucsonnews.com Feb. 18, over the past four years, Chicks N Chaps has raised upwards of $20,000 for the Tucson community.
The Greeley Stampede announced its 2018 Superstars Concert Series Lineup including Grammy award-winner Darius Rucker, platinum recording artist Dustin Lynch, Roots and Boots Tour 90’s Electric Throwdown featuring Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin, chart-topping Aaron Watson, and more to be announced. Lynch is scheduled to play June 22, Rucker June 23, Roots and Boots featuring Kershaw, Tippin, and Raye June 30, and Aaron Watson July 1. Stampede Superstars Concert Package tickets will be available Feb. 20at 10 a.m. (MT). The Superstars Concert package gives fans the opportunity to see all five concerts for one low price. Packages are only $80 or $110 (depending on ticket location). Package prices, based on availability, increase May 1. Individual concert tickets go on sale March 15 for $35 and $45 each (depending on ticket location). “When compared to other events, you just can’t beat the value of our Superstars Concert Series ticket packages,” said Greeley Stampede Night Show Chairman Trent Johnson. “There is truly not a bad seat in the house, so seeing five shows for one low price, a price you’d normally pay to see one concert elsewhere, just can’t be beat.” The Greeley Stampede takes place June 22-July 4. The Greeley Stampede ticket outlets are as follows: call 970.356.7787 or visit the Stampede Ticket Office in Island Grove Park at 600 North 14th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631. Go online at www.greeleystampede.org or stop by any Colorado King Soopers location or call TicketsWest 24/7 at 866.464.2626 or online at www.ticketswest.com.
Martin Louis Richter Jr., a PRCA Gold Card member and a bareback rider, passed away Feb. 14, he was 64. Richter also was a tireless volunteer for the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo where he served on the board of directors and executive committee. He was instrumental in starting the Stock Show’s Calf Scramble that his son, Martin, now co-chairs. Better known as “Marty,” he was born Aug. 4, 1953, in Fort Worth. A cowboy and horseman from the beginning, Richter spent childhood summers with his uncle S.L. starting racehorses and later working as an order buyer at cattle auctions across Texas. During his rodeo career, Richter enjoyed working for his lifelong friend Billy Minick and his rodeo stock contracting company. In 1978, Richter retired from professional rodeo when he married Mary Martha Edwards. He was a proud father to his three children Mary Margaret, Meredith and Martin. In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble Scholarship Fund or the Windy Ryan Memorial Roping Scholarship Fund, in his memory, is suggested.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I was really excited to get into San Antonio, especially my rookie year. This is a big stepping stone in my career. Then to get to take a victory lap here, that was fun.”
– Bull rider Clayton Sellars said in a press release after tying Clayton Foltyn for the first-round win in Bracket 4 of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Feb. 16, with an 82-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Black Ice.

5. Next Up

Feb. 20            San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo continues
Feb. 20            La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, Ariz., continues
Feb. 22            Georgia National Junior Livestock Show & Rodeo, Perry, Ga., begins
Feb. 23            Pasco County Fair Championship Rodeo, Dade City, Fla., begins
Feb. 23            Wide Open Rodeo, Fort Pierce, Fla., begins
Feb. 24            Chad Besplug Invitational Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Claresholm, Alberta
Feb. 24            Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 24            Davie (Fla.) ProRodeo, Feb. 24-25
6. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through Feb. 20, 2018
AA:
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$27,698
BB:
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
$24,813
SW:
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
$31,359
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$38,032
TD:
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$35,118
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$35,308
SR:
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$15,268
7. 2018 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Feb. 20, 2018
All-around
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$27,698
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
26,592
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
21,044
4
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
19,581
5
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
15,668
6
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
14,613
7
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
14,328
8
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
11,719
9
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
10,049
10
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
10,043
11
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,340
Bareback Riding
1
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
$24,813
2
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
24,663
3
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
23,651
4
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
21,068
5
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
19,317
6
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
19,059
7
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
18,664
8
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
17,898
9
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
16,749
10
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
15,545
11
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
15,152
12
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
14,282
13
Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M.
13,379
14
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
13,006
15
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
12,956
16
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
11,677
17
David Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
11,273
18
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
10,955
19
Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.
10,825
20
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
10,570
Steer Wrestling
1
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
$31,359
2
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
27,440
3
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
22,168
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
19,081
5
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
17,829
6
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
16,762
7
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
15,355
8
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
15,321
9
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
15,311
10
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
14,095
11
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
14,064
12
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
13,698
13
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
13,401
14
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
12,520
15
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
11,938
16
Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah
11,642
17
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
11,484
18
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
11,213
19
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
11,052
20
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
10,877
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
23,745
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
22,911
4
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
16,352
5
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
15,809
6
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
15,292
7
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
14,203
8
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
13,372
9
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
13,271
10
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
12,828
11
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
12,801
12
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
12,745
13
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
11,958
14
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
10,430
15
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
10,193
16
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
9,919
17
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
9,477
18
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
9,009
19
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
8,959
20
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
8,939
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
2
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
23,745
3
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
22,577
4
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
19,222
5
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
17,836
6
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
17,155
7
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
16,352
8
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
13,675
9
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
12,801
10
Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas
12,099
11
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
11,009
12
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
10,887
13
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
10,814
14
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
10,430
15
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
10,213
16
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
10,165
17
Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.
9,921
18
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
9,919
19
Cody Hogan, Benton, La.
9,918
20
Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
9,833
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$38,032
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
33,490
3
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
27,781
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
23,391
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
22,776
6
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
16,314
7
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
15,665
8
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
14,358
9
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
13,706
10
Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.
13,522
11
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
13,056
12
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
12,498
13
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
12,362
14
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
12,321
15
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
11,718
16
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
10,892
17
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
10,415
18
Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.
10,225
19
Ty Manke, Hermosa, S.D.
10,017
20
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
9,898
Tie-down Roping
1
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$37,472
2
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
35,886
3
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
35,118
4
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
22,786
5
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
20,214
6
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
19,514
7
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
18,565
8
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
16,271
9
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
15,853
10
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
13,859
11
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
13,353
12
Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas
12,222
13
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
11,635
14
Ryan Thibodeaux, Stephenville, Texas
11,634
15
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
11,246
16
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
10,932
17
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
10,881
18
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
10,647
19
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
10,630
20
Cody Huber, Albia, Iowa
10,252
Steer Roping
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$15,268
2
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
8,367
3
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
8,026
4
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
7,756
5
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
7,043
6
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
6,546
7
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
6,138
8
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
5,952
9
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
5,878
10
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
5,630
11
Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.
5,610
12
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
5,522
13
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
5,484
14
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
5,468
15
Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla.
5,076
16
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
4,869
17
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
4,632
18
Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo.
4,299
19
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
4,230
20
Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas
3,941
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$35,308
2
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
34,701
3
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
29,744
4
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
25,172
5
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
23,681
6
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
22,184
7
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
20,402
8
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
20,069
9
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
18,904
10
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
17,719
11
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
17,716
12
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
17,202
13
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
16,737
14
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
14,318
15
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
13,789
16
Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas
13,588
17
Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa
13,281
18
Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas
12,709
19
Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.
12,485
20
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
12,020
*2018 Barrel Racing (Feb. 20, 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
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
$37,817
2
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
29,645
3
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
24,764
4
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
23,601
5
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
20,862
6
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
17,583
7
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
15,403
8
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
15,084
9
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
12,936
10
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
11,990
11
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
11,881
12
Cheyenne Kelly, Hallsville, Texas
11,746
13
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
11,721
14
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
11,418
15
Bobbi Grann, Sheyenne, ND
11,351
16
Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla.
11,151
17
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
11,051
18
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
11,031
19
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
10,946
20
Ashley Day, Volborg, Mont.
10,156
8. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through Feb. 20, 2018
1
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
$16,357
2
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
16,129
3
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
12,541
4
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
9,926
5
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
9,016
6
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
7,730
7
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
7,415
8
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
7,348
9
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
6,869
10
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
6,159
11
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
6,119
12
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
5,722
13
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
5,657
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
5,572
15
Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo.
4,696
16
J.T. Pettitt, Odessa, Texas
4,540
17
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
4,385
18
Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.
4,230
19
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
4,010
20
Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.
3,863
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