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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
June 5, 2017

 

Frey wins Fort Smith with fast finish

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Steer wrestler Shane Frey is on a mission to become the third man in his family to compete under the bright lights of Las Vegas. His performance at the Old Fort Days Rodeo will help that mission.

The 25-year-old from Duncan, Okla., won the second round June 3 at the rodeo’s final performance with a time of 3.9 seconds, which also propelled him to the average title with a two-head time of 9.2 seconds.

Frey, who entered the weekend 27th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, earned a total of $3,700. He’s hoping to reach the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER for the first time, which would put him in the same company as his father, Shawn, and uncle, Winston.

“Making it to the NFR would be a dream come true,” Frey said. “I want to become the third member of my family to make it there. From the time I was a little kid, I wanted to be a bulldogger. My parents told me from the time I was 2 years old that I wanted to bulldog. I got a little too big to ride bucking horses anyways, so it ended up working out.”

Frey, who checks in at 6-1 and 225 pounds, is definitely too big to ride bareback horses, as his father did while making NFR appearances from 1988-90.

His uncle made it to Las Vegas as a steer wrestler in 1993, and Frey’s grandfather, Warren, competed in both bareback riding and steer wrestling, as well as bull riding.

Just two years ago, Shane Frey making it to the WNFR seemed like a pipe dream. He finished 133rd in the world in 2015, but since then, has been on an upward trajectory.

“I got a new horse (12-year-old Ruger) about three years ago, and it’s taken some time for us to get on the same page, but he’s been working great this year,” Frey said. “A lot of my success is about my mindset – I changed my practice schedule and my work ethic, and have been working a lot harder at it. My traveling partner, Riley Duvall, has been a big help as well.”

Frey finished a career-best 29th in the world last season, and moved to 23rd in the June 5 world standingson the strength of his Fort Smith win.

After a 5.3-second run in the first round, which didn’t earn a check, Frey stayed focused and clocked a blazing-fast 3.9 in the final round to take the title.

“I was just planning on coming back and being solid with my second run,” he said. “I showed up and liked my steer, and some of the guys who had luck in the first round fell out of the average. I was as sharp as I could be, and it went my way.”

Frey edged Blair Jones by a tenth of a second for the average title, and was four tenths faster than traveling partner Duvall, who finished third.

“I tried to carry that same mentality from last year into this year, and I’ve been trying to keep a positive head when things aren’t going so good,” Frey said. “I’ve had a good start to this season, and I’m having a lot of fun.

“I’m very happy with the position I’ve put myself in, and feel like I’ve given myself a good shot coming into the summer, and that’s what I wanted to do.”

Other winners at the $121,415 rodeo were all-around cowboy Marcus Theriot ($4,400 in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (85.5 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Fire Water), team ropers Theriot/Cody Doescher (4.1 seconds), saddle bronc riders Joe Lufkin (87 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Midnight Cowboy) and Brody Cress (87 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Lock And Load), tie-down roper Shane Hanchey (17.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taylor Carver (16.47 seconds) and bull riders Guthrie Murray (88 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Rawhide Jacket) and Trevor Kastner (88 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Mellow Yellow).

 

Cody Wright wins Spanish Fork WCC two days after son

SPANISH FORK, Utah – It’s all Wright now in the saddle bronc riding world as Cody Wright won the June 3 Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at Spanish Fork just two days after his son, Ryder Wright, won the WCC in Santa Maria, Calif.

Cody Wright’s 88-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again raked in $3,944 – more than enough to burst the bubble and get him up to 12th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“That’s good news for me – it’s always good to be moving up the ladder,” Wright said.

Prior to Spanish Fork, the Utah cowboy was sitting at No. 16 with $23,454, but now has joined Ryder, Jesse and Jake Wright in the Top 15. Although it’s still anyone’s game as far as qualifying for the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, Cody Wright has his hopes up that this year’s Finals will be a family affair.

“There’s a lot of rodeo season left, but if everyone keeps up with what they’re doing and keeps getting better, we should be in good shape,” Wright said. “The more the merrier, if you ask me.”

Competition was tight for the saddle bronc riding in Spanish Fork, but Wright represented Team Coors well as his bronc turned out of the chute and provided plenty of buck and kick to keep Wright ahead of the pack.

“It seemed like she just got better and better,” Wright said while describing his ride. “It’s an awesome rodeo – close to home and has good money, good horses, good cowboys and good competition. It’s always nice to win with all of them factored in there.”

Spanish Fork is the 35th WCC event since the series began in 2013 and it’s the fifth event of this 2017 season – the others were Rapid City, S.D. (Feb. 1), Grand Island, Neb. (March 3), Redding, Calif. (May 20) and Santa Maria, Calif. (June 1).

“They had a bunch of good horses out and they all made good rides, and it was nice to sneak out of there with that win,” Wright said.

Although the Spanish Fork WCC was only three hours from his home, most of his family was watching one of the youngest Wrights, Stetson, compete at the Utah State High School Finals Rodeo in Heber City, where he won the saddle bronc riding and placed second in bull riding.

“He’s been doing really good and I’m proud of him,” Wright said, adding that Rusty placed fourth and Spencer Wright placed fifth at the Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo in Herriman, Utah, on June 3. “I’m just excited for everyone that they’ve been able to do so well and stay in there.”

Up next, Wright is heading to Delta, Utah, for the Days of the Old West Rodeo on June 8, and then the Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo immediately after that; then he’s off to the Eagle (Idaho) Rodeo.

Other winners at the $92,800 WCC event were bareback rider Orin Larsen of Team Coors (86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Rubies Girl), steer wrestler Nick Guy of Team Las Vegas (4.6 seconds), team ropers Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens of Team RAM (5.2 seconds), tie-down roper J.C. Malone of Team Ream’s Western Outfitters (7.5 seconds), barrel racer Stevi Hillman of Team Resistol (16.84 seconds) and bull rider Scottie Knapp of Team Ream’s Western Outfitters (90 points on D&H Cattle’s Brandy’s Bad Boy).

Ryder Wright claims WCC win in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Twice this season, Rosser Rodeo’s Colt 45 saddle bronc horse was too much for Ryder Wright to handle.

The third meeting was a different story.

Wright was ready for the challenge of Colt 45, and he won the battle.

The Milford, Utah, cowboy had an 84.5-point ride to win the June 1 Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at the Elks Unocal Event Center.

“That horse just bucks and is difficult to ride,” Wright said. “This time I gave the horse a little bit more rein so I could stay back and lift better. The first time I got on (Colt 45) I sat on my feet, and the second time I think my rein was a little too short. It’s awesome to get this win, and get a good check.”

This was the first career WCC event victory for Wright, 19, who was competing for Team RAM. Ryder – who earned $3,944 – edged his father, Cody, and Hardy Braden, who tied for second with 84-point rides. Ryder and his dad left Milford at 6 a.m. June 1 and made the nine-and-a-half-hour trip to Santa Maria.

“I didn’t know if my score would hold because there were a lot of good horses and good riders left to go after I made my ride,” Ryder said. “You’re always hoping for the best, but you never know. This win helps my confidence. It always helps when you can get on a good horse like that and win.”

Ryder is 10th in the June 5 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standingswith $32,055. He made a spectacular debut at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, winning Rounds 1 through 4 and Round 9, and he left Vegas after earning $141,154. He finished fourth in the final world standings.

“I just want to keep my momentum going,” Ryder said.

He finished in a tie for fifth at the WCC in Spanish Fork, Utah, June 3.

Other winners at the $92,800 rodeo were bareback rider Evan Jayne of Team B&W Trailer Hitches (85.5 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Flood Tide), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge of Team B&W Trailer Hitches (5.2 seconds), team ropers Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens of Team RAM and Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza of Team Coors (6.0 seconds each), tie-down roper Hunter Herrin of Team Boot Barn (7.6 seconds), barrel racer Lisa Lockhart of Team B&W Trailer Hitches (17.13 seconds) and bull rider Shane Proctor of Team Coors (88 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Reindiction).

PRCA offers two new rodeo scholarships

Reading, writing and arithmetic are the foundation of a good education, and the fourth R – rodeo – could help tomorrow’s ProRodeo athletes fund their academic goals.

For many years, the PRCA has supported the academic endeavors of the up-and-coming cowboys and cowgirls competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo with $6,500 in scholarships.

This year, the PRCA and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame are introducing two new scholarship opportunities – the PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarship (two, worth $1,500 each), and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s Western Heritage Scholarship, worth $500. And, the annual National High School Finals Rodeo Knowledge Bowl has a $1,500 prize for each member of the winning team and $650 for each member of the second-place team.

 

PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarship

The PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarships are awarded to the two individuals that most value the traditions and legacy for which the PRCA stands. The ideal candidates will plan to join the PRCA, chase the gold buckle and become ambassadors for the sport of professional rodeo.

Funding for both $1,500 scholarships comes directly from the PRCA.

There are two eligibility requirements for this scholarship:

* Plans to compete with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association on a collegiate rodeo team.

* Must be competing on a NIRA collegiate team in a minimum of one PRCA-sanctioned discipline, which includes only: team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

In addition to meeting the NHSR Foundation Scholarship application requirements (https://www.nhsrfoundation.org/), applicants for the PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarship must submit a 2-3 minute videoaddressing the question: What would it mean to you, to be a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association?

Within the video, applicants must state the name of the NIRA school he or she will be attending in the fall. The video must be the original work of the applicant and kept within the 2-3 minute length. Videos less than two minutes long or longer than three minutes will not be eligible and the scholarship application will be considered incomplete.

Applications are due by July 16 at 6 p.m., and videos can be emailed to prcascholarships@prorodeo.com. The winning video essay(s) may be used for promotional purposes including the winners’ name, picture and likeness to promote the PRCA, the sport of rodeo and related PRCA events.

 

ProRodeo Hall of Fame Western Heritage Scholarship

Young cowboys and cowgirls who exemplify western heritage, the code of the west and living by cowboy ethics in his or her everyday life could win a $500 scholarship through the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Western Heritage Scholarship. Funding for this scholarship is provided by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.

In addition to meeting the NHSR Foundation Scholarship requirements, applicants must submit an additional 250-word (minimum) essay answering the following question: “In what ways do I live my life daily that exemplifies western heritage and shows that I am a role model for the cowboy lifestyle and symbolize ethics, responsibility, honesty, pride, hard work, fairness and trust?”

Applicants can turn in their western heritage essay to the PRCA booth at the National High School Finals Rodeo’s trade show to be eligible for this scholarship. Essay writers are reminded to make sure their name and state/province are on the essay. Applications, transcripts and Foundation essays can be turned in to the Foundation Office. The deadline for both is July 16 at 6 p.m.

 

NHSFR Knowledge Bowl

The National High School Finals Rodeo brings together the best cowboys and cowgirls for a week of rodeo competition at Gillette, Wyo., in July – but competition isn’t limited to the arena. The NHSFR Knowledge Bowl pits teams against each other in a trivia-style contest with rodeo as the central topic.

The competition kicks off on July 18 at 2:30 p.m. Members of the first-place team will walk away from the Heritage Center Theater, CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facility, with $1,500 each, and the members of the second-place team will receive $650 each.

Only one team is allowed per NHSRA state and provincial association and teams must register through their state and provincial secretaries by June 30.

Winners from last year’s Knowledge Bowl were the Manitoba, Canada, team – Austin Whelpton, Mason Helmeczi and Kade Peake. Second place went to the Alabama team – Riley Bryant, Carli Hodges and Hannah Rogers.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Special needs children will have an opportunity to do a little rodeoing themselves when the South Dakota State High School Finals Rodeo comes to Belle Fourche, June 13-18. It’s the second year for the event, scheduled for June 17. The special rodeo takes place from 10 a.m. to noon (MT) and will pair a rodeo contestant with special needs youngsters in a series of rodeo activities. Activities include horse and non-horse events including roping activities, a bucking machine, stick horse races and a petting zoo. There will be something there for all ages and abilities.

 

There were 25 PRCA rodeos held this past week and the total payoff at the rodeos was $1,229,896.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I was right there waiting by a gate when Salty, an appaloosa Shetland pony, bucked me off (when he was 4 years old). I must have gotten back on, because I ended up riding saddle broncs for 25 years.”

– Stock contractor Marty Barnes said to the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal about his first memory of the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo, a rodeo his late parents, Bob and Donita Barnes made famous. The Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo concluded June 3.

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through June 5, 2017

 

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $68,033
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $81,752
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $106,775
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $61,824
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $56,216
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $92,279
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $63,373
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $83,061
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $49,157

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through June 5, 2017

 

    All-around  
1   Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $68,033
2   Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 62,097
3   Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 60,345
4   Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 51,874
5   Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 47,144
6   Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 40,683
7   Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 40,437
8   Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 37,020
9   Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 35,420
10   JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
11   Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 27,678
12   Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 27,326
13   Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 25,710
14   Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 20,773
15   Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 20,592
16   Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 19,456
17   John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 18,032
18   Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 15,716
19   Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 14,869
20   McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 14,867

 

    Bareback Riding  
1   Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $81,752
2   R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,110
3   Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 68,752
4   Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 57,198
5   Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 52,918
6   Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 46,165
7   Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 43,209
8   Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 42,561
9   Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,985
10   Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
11   Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 36,640
12   Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 36,421
13   Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 36,082
14   Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 34,011
15   J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 29,819
16   Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 28,889
17   Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
18   Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 27,498
19   Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 26,590
20   Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 23,655

 

    Steer Wrestling  
1   Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $106,775
2   Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 71,494
3   Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 48,854
4   Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 44,187
5   Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 43,932
6   Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 38,153
7   Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 35,566
8   Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 35,125
9   Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
10   J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 32,905
11   Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 31,732
12   Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 31,287
13   Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 31,003
14   Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 26,773
15   Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 25,981
16   Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 25,803
17   Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 23,910
18   Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 23,704
19   Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 23,294
20   Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 23,133

 

    Team Roping (header)  
1   Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $61,824
2   Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 56,216
3   Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 53,043
4   Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 49,980
5   Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 49,245
6   Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 41,315
7   Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 39,896
8   Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 27,072
9   Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 25,567
10   Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 24,288
11   Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 23,618
12   Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 23,520
13   Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 23,211
14   Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 22,818
15   Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 22,311
16   Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
17   Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 20,587
18   Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 20,030
19   Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 19,777
20   Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,595

 

    Team Roping (heeler)  
1   Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $56,216
2   Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 53,295
3   Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 53,043
4   Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazile 49,245
5   Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 46,155
6   Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 46,063
7   Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 45,468
8   Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 39,896
9   Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 31,550
10   Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 29,277
11   John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 25,183
12   Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
13   Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 23,520
14   Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 21,107
15   Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 19,777
16   Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 19,612
17   Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,476
18   Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
19   Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 18,396
20   Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
       

 

    Saddle Bronc Riding  
1   Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $92,279
2   Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 61,081
3   CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 61,018
4   Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 52,032
5   Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 43,309
6   Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 43,221
7   Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 39,974
8   Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 38,537
9   Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 35,663
10   Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 32,055
11   Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 29,439
12   Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 28,568
13   Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 27,141
14   Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 26,656
15   Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
16   Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 25,929
17   Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 23,304
18   Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 22,717
19   Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,630
20   Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 22,578

 

    Tie-down Roping  
1   Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $63,373
2   Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 59,475
3   Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 56,423
4   Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 55,449
5   J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 54,598
6   Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 48,006
7   Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 45,834
8   Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 42,663
9   Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 40,874
10   Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 40,720
11   Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,933
12   Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 34,786
13   Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 30,077
14   Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 29,616
15   Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 29,233
16   Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 28,096
17   Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
18   Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 25,821
19   Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 24,602
20   Michael Otero, Krum, Texas 24,563

 

    Steer Roping  
1   Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $49,157
2   Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 39,397
3   John Bland, Turkey, Texas 37,676
4   JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
5   Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 34,162
6   Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 33,724
7   J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 29,427
8   Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,851
9   Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 25,509
10   Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 25,184
11   Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 23,367
12   Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 22,119
13   Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 20,134
14   Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 17,279
15   Shay Good, Midland, Texas 17,181
16   Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 15,202
17   Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 15,143
18   J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 14,055
19   Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 14,025
20   Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 13,878

 

    Bull Riding  
1   Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $83,061
2   Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 75,753
3   Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 68,599
4   Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 63,214
5   Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 52,124
6   Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 51,649
7   Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 47,560
8   Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 44,786
9   Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 44,475
10   Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 41,305
11   Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,834
12   Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 38,534
13   Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 37,412
14   Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 36,391
15   Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 36,086
16   Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 33,917
17   Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
18   Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 32,239
19   Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,512
20   Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 31,375

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (June 5, 2017)

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

 

1   Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $146,219
2   Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3   Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4   Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 75,909
5   Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 67,009
6   Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 46,588
7   Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
8   Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 43,005
9   Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 42,653
10   Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
11   Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 39,428
12   Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 32,822
13   Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 30,634
14   Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 29,943
15   Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 29,637
16   Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 28,912
17   Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 26,488
18   Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
19   Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla. 25,716
20   Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 25,138

 

 

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through June 5, 2017

 

1   Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $29,471
2   Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 25,594
3   Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 23,873
4   Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
5   Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6   Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7   Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 15,445
8   Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 15,363
9   Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
10   Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 12,518
11   Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 10,502
12   Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 9,941
13   Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,848
14   Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 7,934
15   Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,775
16   Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
17   Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 7,339
18   Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
19   Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
20   Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561

 

 

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 5-31-17

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PRCA  RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
May 31, 2017

Reigning champ O’Connell has victorious weekend

Reigning PRCA Bareback Riding World Champion Tim O’Connell shows no signs of letting off the gas pedal in 2017.
The Iowa cowboy claimed titles at two rodeos last week with electric rides.
O’Connell won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo in Garden City, Kan., with a career-best 92-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Onion Ring on May 25. The rodeo ended May 27.
“It was pretty spectacular,” said O’Connell about his ride, which also was a PRCA season-best bareback ride. “That’s an amazing animal. I’ve been on that horse like three or four times and I won St. Paul (Ore.) on that horse last July (with an 87-point ride). That horse does some special things out in that arena and he bucks hard every time. Both of us were in good timing with each other and I knew it was going to be a good ride and it was surreal to get a 92-point ride. I feel very blessed.”
Then, O’Connell followed that up with a 90-point trip on Pickett Rodeo’s Shady Nights on May 27 to win the U.S. Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Ultimate Challenge in Rosenberg, Texas.
O’Connell earned $1,988 in Garden City and $3,779 for his performance in Rosenberg.
“I had never been on that horse (Shady Nights) and I’ve been wanting to get on it for a long time,” O’Connell said. “That was a great horse. I had a great start and she bailed out of there and she kicked high and hard and got high in the air. That horse has a lot of timing and really kicks hard and gives a guy the opportunity to almost think a little bit while you’re riding. She never quit until it was over, and it was a lot of fun to make that ride.”
O’Connell acknowledged capturing the U.S. Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Ultimate Challenge crown did have special meaning to him.
“It’s always great to win a rodeo, but it’s even better to win it when it’s in memory of our troops,” O’Connell said. “I went there last year, and to come back this year and win it is a really big highlight in my career.”
A year ago, O’Connell snared his first world championship, thanks to earning $374,272. Having a target on his back this season is something he welcomes. His two recent rodeo wins allowed him to retake the lead in the May 30 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $78,044. R.C. Landingham dropped down to second with $76,110.
“I like feeling that pressure,” O’Connell said. “I was always a chaser of the No. 1 guy for a long time and I realized it’s better just to be the guy getting chased.”

 News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Wranglernetwork.com will livestream the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks PRCA Rodeo at 6 p.m. (PT) June 3, and at 2 p.m. June 4. ProRodeoLive.com will have coverage of the Bennington (Kan.) Pro Rodeo, June 1-3. The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. (CT) each day … T.V. “Tommy” Jones, a PRCA Gold Card member and rodeo announcer from Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away April 17. He was 80. Jones announced several steer roping events, and was the track and chuck wagon announcer at Cheyenne Frontier Days for many years. His famous phrase, “Thunder from the North” was heard for more than 20 years at the Cheyenne Frontier Days night shows. He announced rodeos all over the United States.
When the 2017 Ute Stampede unfolds in less than two months, there will be some noticeable changes at the Juab County Fairgrounds in Nephi, Utah. New bleachers have been installed that increase the capacity of the stands from 10,000 to 11,500. Additionally, new bucking chutes have been installed. The new bucking chutes now have a right and left-hand delivery with a total of eight new chutes – four on each side. “They were older bleachers that needed to be replaced,” said Kyle Garrett, a director on the Ute Stampede committee. “We tore out the old bucking chutes and put in new bucking chutes and now we can roll with the right hand and left deliveries. Before, all we had was a left-hand delivery for eight bucking chutes. That used to work 30 years ago, but anymore it doesn’t because everybody wants the right and left-hand.” This year’s Ute Stampede is scheduled for July 13-15.
Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.) rodeo coach and PRCA Gold Card Member Del Nose won his third Rodeo Coach of the Year award for the Big Sky Region earlier this month. Nose, who coached 2011 World Champion Bull Rider Shane Proctor, saw his team finish the 2016-17 season ranked fourth in the nation and top in their region – a noteworthy accomplishment as NWC is a two-year school up against four-year universities. Winners for each region’s coach of the year award are decided by the coaches and two students from each school within that region. Nose won the Big Sky Region’s Coach of the Year award in 2010 and 2014, and was the runner-up for the national Coach of the Year award in 2014 as well.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I wasn’t expecting it – I was pleased and surprised, but I was more focused on the kids.”
– Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.) rodeo coach Del Nose talking to the ProRodeo Sports News about winning Rodeo Coach of the Year award for the Big Sky Region recently.
2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through May 30, 2017
 
AA:
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
$63,754
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$78,044
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$105,267
TR-1:
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
$59,388
TR-2:
Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz.
$55,672
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$87,110
TD:
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
$61,865
BR:
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
$79,938
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
  $47,519
2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through May 30, 2017
All-around
1
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
$63,754
2
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
60,589
3
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
58,422
4
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
50,366
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
44,203
6
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
38,747
7
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
36,739
8
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
35,961
9
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
31,355
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
28,532
11
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
27,326
12
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
26,033
13
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
23,026
14
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
20,773
15
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
18,639
16
John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa.
17,753
17
Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.
14,779
18
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
14,418
19
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
14,235
20
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
13,459
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$78,044
2
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
76,110
3
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
65,736
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
54,293
5
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
52,918
6
Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La.
41,633
7
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
41,464
8
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
39,265
9
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
36,985
10
Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho
36,850
11
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
35,345
12
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
34,167
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
33,775
14
Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore.
31,758
15
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
29,819
16
Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.
28,819
17
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
23,727
18
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
23,161
19
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
23,047
20
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
21,253
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$105,267
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
65,669
3
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
46,244
4
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
42,286
5
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
39,988
6
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
36,230
7
Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.
35,039
8
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
34,197
9
Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark.
31,732
10
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
31,622
11
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
29,889
12
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
29,779
13
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
29,072
14
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
25,803
15
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
24,664
16
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
24,493
17
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
23,704
18
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
22,992
19
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
22,883
20
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
22,685
Team Roping (header)
1
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
$59,388
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
55,672
3
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
48,459
4
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
44,851
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
43,304
6
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
41,315
7
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
38,388
8
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
24,868
9
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
24,639
10
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
23,211
11
Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla.
22,185
12
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
21,973
13
Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.
21,335
14
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
20,587
15
Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif.
20,464
16
Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore.
20,326
17
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
20,133
18
Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn.
19,136
19
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
18,722
20
Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz.
18,524
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
$55,672
2
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
50,859
3
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
45,468
4
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
44,851
5
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
44,634
6
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
43,304
7
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
42,583
8
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
38,388
9
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
30,622
10
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
25,183
11
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
24,758
12
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
23,587
13
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
20,133
14
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
19,476
15
Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz.
19,260
16
Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas
19,136
17
Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz.
18,524
18
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
17,765
19
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
16,923
20
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
16,877
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$87,110
2
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
61,018
3
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
59,225
4
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
48,589
5
Tyrell J Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
43,103
6
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
41,365
7
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
38,756
8
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
33,584
9
Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.
32,787
10
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
28,167
11
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
27,440
12
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
27,141
13
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
26,656
14
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
26,206
15
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
23,788
16
Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand
22,904
17
Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla.
22,630
18
Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.
22,421
19
Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia
21,850
20
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
20,844
Tie-down Roping
1
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
$61,865
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
55,196
3
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
52,015
4
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
50,994
5
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
50,654
6
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
41,155
7
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
40,924
8
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
39,933
9
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
39,792
10
Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.
39,561
11
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
37,971
12
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
32,817
13
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
30,077
14
Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga.
28,985
15
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
27,527
16
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
26,389
17
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
26,230
18
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
25,708
19
Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.
24,216
20
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
23,031
Steer Roping
1
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$47,519
2
Vin Fisher Jr.., Andrews, Texas
38,695
3
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
37,676
4
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
33,320
5
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
33,226
6
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
31,408
7
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
28,851
8
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
27,990
9
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
25,509
10
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
24,371
11
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
21,864
12
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
20,699
13
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
19,945
14
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
17,181
15
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
16,220
16
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
14,685
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
14,055
18
Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo.
13,780
19
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
13,723
20
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
13,164
Bull Riding
1
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
$79,938
2
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
75,753
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
65,351
4
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
59,605
5
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
48,846
6
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
46,846
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
44,992
8
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
44,786
9
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
42,735
10
Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas
39,834
11
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
36,262
12
Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah
35,759
13
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
33,230
14
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
33,230
15
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
32,533
16
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
32,412
17
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
31,757
18
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
31,047
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
30,665
20
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
28,812
*2017 Barrel Racing (May 30, 2017)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
$137,338
2
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
80,797
3
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
76,501
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
72,342
5
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
59,150
6
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
46,139
7
Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas
43,075
8
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
42,456
9
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
40,882
10
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
40,405
11
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
36,296
12
Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.
32,822
13
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
29,943
14
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
28,290
15
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
26,011
16
Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D.
25,819
17
Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla.
25,422
18
Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis.
24,595
19
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
24,451
20
Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo.
24,239
6. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through May 30, 2017
1
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
$29,471
2
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
25,594
3
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
21,492
4
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
21,086
5
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
16,564
6
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
15,995
7
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
15,445
8
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
15,363
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
12,518
10
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
11,892
11
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
10,502
12
Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La.
9,848
13
Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah
7,934
14
Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas
7,775
15
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
7,402
16
Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas
7,078
17
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
6,720
18
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
6,666
19
Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas
6,639
20
Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D.
6,561
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☛ PRCA’s Stressman to retire 5-26-17

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA COMMISSIONER STRESSMAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Press release from PRCA
May 26, 2017

Karl Stressman

After nearly nine years at the helm of the PRCA, Commissioner Karl Stressman has announced that he will be retiring, effective Dec. 31, 2017.

Commissioner Stressman has stewarded meteoric growth of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 2008. Under his leadership, the organization signed a record $175 million contract that keeps the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through the year 2024.
     Stressman also played a major role in negotiating a television broadcast agreement with CBS Sports Network through 2019; successfully protecting the organization’s rights to provide equal opportunity to all association members, and not just a select few athletes; and accepting fiduciary responsibility for generating substantial cash reserves for the organization, while returning nearly 90 percent of all income generated to benefit members and membership services.
     “I sat down in the Commissioner’s chair for the first time in September 2008, and I made a promise to myself that I would give my very best efforts each and every day to improve the sport of Professional Rodeo,” Stressman said. “I made myself another promise that I would stay at the PRCA as long as I enjoyed the job. Well, it’s time to say goodbye! I will be retiring at the end of 2017, after completing my 10th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as Commissioner of the PRCA.”
     Even as he plans his departure, Stressman has put into place a future path that will allow for the PRCA’s top rodeos to gain even more prominence, and for the PRCA membership to profit as the organization enters into new digital content opportunities. Commissioner Stressman’s iconic leadership tenure stands as a landmark for professional rodeo and the entire western industry.
     “It has been an amazing run, but certainly not without a few battle scars,” he said. “It has been my privilege to have had the opportunity to serve the members, our committees, our great sponsors and the best fans in the sporting world. I thank you all for the opportunity! Long Live Cowboys!”
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 5-24-17

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 24, 2017

Proctor captures WCC Redding victory

REDDING, Calif. – Experience paid dividends for bull rider Shane Proctor May 20.

The 2011 world champion had all his talents on display – mainly his ability to recover – en route to an 87-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s O Zone to win the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at the Redding Rodeo Grounds.

“That was a great little bull of Mike Corey’s and on that third jump he got me to the outside really bad, but on the next jump he really hung in the air and it gave me a chance to get back to the center, and after that he was just awesome,” said Proctor, a five-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER (2011-13, 2015-16).

Proctor, who was competing for Team Coors, drew a bull that has been taking riders to the pay window this season. Derek Kolbaba split the win at the Redding Rodeo, which ended May 19, with his 87.5-point ride on O Zone.

Proctor had never been on O Zone and he acknowledged he thought he let a great opportunity slip through his hands about three seconds into his ride.

“I was thinking, ‘Damn, I messed this bull up,'” Proctor said. “I was mad at myself. But luckily I took the fight to him and fought back to the center and it was good from there.”

Proctor earned $4,756 for his performance before the cheers of the 6,200 fans in the stands, and he hopes this will kick-start his season. The Grand Coulee, Wash., native wasn’t in the top 50 in the May 22 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“This is a big-time boost of confidence,” said Proctor, 32. “I was real excited to have this bull. It was getting frustrating this season and this is good for me as I start to go into the summer run. Every good streak starts with one (ride), and this is it.”

Proctor knows what’s like to make up ground in the world standings. A year ago, he made a late-season charge to qualify for the WNFR in the No. 15 spot. Once in Vegas, Proctor got on a heater and won the WNFR average title after earning $192,064. He finished third in the world.

“The plan is to get back to Vegas,” Proctor said. “When the summer starts, I just try to make up all the ground I can. I know I’ve done it before and I know I can do it again. Sometimes I just need to remember bull riding is fun and I need to go out at it like that. That’s what’s fun about going to rodeos and these Champions Challenges – it’s a fun atmosphere. I’m a cowboy and I love what I do.”

Other winners at the $92,800 rodeo were bareback rider on the Boot Barn team R.C. Landingham (87 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Adalida), steer wrestler Matt Reeves of Polaris RANGER (4.1 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira of Experience Kissimmee (3.4 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jake Watson of team Las Vegas (87 points on Big Stone Rodeo’s Rubels), tie-down ropers Marcos Costa of team Wrangler, and Cade Swor of team Coors (8.2 seconds each) and barrel racer Tiany Schuster of Justin Boots (17.15 seconds).

Driggers and Nogueira’s time is a new record for the WCC, which began in 2013, and the fastest team roping time so far in 2017. Trevor Brazile/Travis Graves and Tom Richards/Allen Bach shared the WCC team roping record as each posted 3.9-second times in Omaha, Neb., in 2014.

It also was a Redding Rodeo Grounds arena record. The arena record was 4.0 seconds, set by Wade Wheatley/Kyle Lockett in 2006.

 

  • Four cowboys have won money at all three 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenges presented by Justin Boots: reigning World Champion Team Ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler, 2015 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Jacobs Crawley and 2015 World Champion Tie-down Roper Caleb Smidt. In 2016, only one cowboy kept his streak alive all season by winning money at all 10 Wrangler Champions Challenges – saddle bronc rider CoBurn Bradshaw.
  • Coors Banquet leads the unofficial WCC team standings with $36,192, followed by Justin Boots with $31,958 and Boot Barn with $31,146.
  • Here are the Wrangler Champions Challenge leaders in each event through three WCC events: bareback rider Orin Larsen, Coors, $7,888; steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge, B&W Trailer Hitches, $6,148; team roping header Levi Simpson, Polaris RANGER, $7,540; team roping heeler Jeremy Buhler, Polaris RANGER, $7,540 each; saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley, Resistol, $8,236; and bull rider Cole Melancon, $7,888. The next WCC events are Santa Maria, Calif., June 1, and Spanish Fork, Utah, June 3.
  •  Tie-down roper Hunter Herrin is the only cowboy to have three 7.0-second or faster runs for the season; he made 6.6-and 6.9-second runs in San Antonio and 7.0 seconds at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward, Calif., last weekend. Herrin won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo and earned $1,816 for his performance.
  • There were a couple of changes atop the May 22 WEATHER GUARD®

PRCA World Standings. Caleb Smidt took the lead back in the all-around standings from Tuf Cooper. Smidt has earned $63,754, while Cooper is second with $59,667. Luke Brown is the new team roping heeler leader with $59,388. Erich Rogers dropped down to second in the standings with $55,672.

Pratt wins Redding and splits Killeen

REDDING, Calif. – Tie-down roper Jake Pratt was two-for-two this past weekend.

On May 19, he won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and then split the win at Rodeo Killeen (Texas) the next day.

Pratt was the first up for slack at Redding and nailed 16.5 on two – and before the dust settled in California and his win was solidified, he had already tied for the lead at Killeen with Reese Riemer at 8.9 seconds.

“That 6 a.m. flight wasn’t any fun,” Pratt said with a laugh. “People always ask what’s in my rope can.”

On May 17, the 29-year-old cowboy burst into the Redding arena on a borrowed horse named Irish, owned by Oregon cowboy Roger Nonella, and placed second in the first round with an 8.0. He went on to split the win in the second round with Shane Hanchey, clocking in at 8.5 seconds, which placed him 1.5 seconds ahead in the average.

“That horse was pretty dang awesome and a lot of that success is due to that horse,” Pratt said. “Those calves at Redding went to Red Bluff and Clovis (Calif.) and everyone knew them. I knew the one I had in the first round was good at the other rodeos – I just flew in there and rode.”

Prior to this win at Redding, Pratt wasn’t even in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 50. Now, the $5,659 he won at Redding gave him a healthy boost in the world standings, to No. 30. He’s hoping for a shot at qualifying for what would be his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

“It’s been a slow year so far, but man, if I stay where I’m at, it would be a big boost for the summertime – just got to continue and keep winning and hopefully I’ll be in Vegas in December,” Pratt said. “I went to the winter rodeos and had a slow start, but this last month has been pretty good, so we’ll keep doing that the rest of the year.”

Pratt placed at some previous rodeos in California and credits his turning point this season to his new 10-year-old sorrel gelding American Quarter Horse that he got from Colorado cowboy Scotty Shelton.

“I got him in February and things started coming together,” Pratt said. “For me, he scores really good and he can run – so that helps a lot, those are his two best qualities.”

Pratt has been competing in ProRodeo since late 2008 and his best year was in 2014 when he ranked No. 17 in the world standings. Now, he’s on track to possibly top his personal best.

“I’ll continue what I’ve been doing and take advantage when I draw good calves,” Pratt said.

He already has his eyes set on Sisters, Ore., and Reno, Nev., in June.

Other winners in Redding were all-around cowboy Chant DeForest ($6,447 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Ty Breuer (84.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo’s Gone Fishing), steer wrestler Sterling Lambert (9.1 seconds on two head), team ropers Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein (9.7 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (85.5 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Starbucks), barrel racer Lake Mehalic (17.21 seconds) and bull riders Derek Kolbaba (87.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s O Zone), Sage Kimzey (87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Clean-n-sober), and Brady Portenier (87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Cold Chill)

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Any cowboys traveling through Wyoming this summer should be advised of a rockslide that occurred May 19, about 10 miles south of Thermopolis, Wyo., along U.S. Highway 20 between mileposts 121.7 and 122.2 – an area known as Big Windy Curve, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Travelers should expect traffic delays of up to 40 minutes, six days a week, during the rock/mud cleanup and emergency repair project. Options for avoiding this key stretch of highway are limited. Travelers can head north from Casper along U.S. Highway 25 and cut across the Bighorn Mountains through Buffalo and into Worland. The route adds about four hours and involves steep mountain passes that could be dangerous for small vehicles towing large trailers. They can also head north from Rock Springs along U.S. Highway 191 through Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park. This route adds about three-and-a-half hours of driving – assuming there’s no traffic jams from the Park’s 4 million annual tourists – and a $30 park entrance fee at the gate as well. Travelers through the Cowboy State can monitor road conditions at https://map.wyoroad.info/wtimap/index.html or by calling 511 while in Wyoming … Dean Gorsuch, a two-time PRCA world champion steer wrestler (2006, 2010), was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington on May 12. Gorsuch received a certificate in welding and joining technology from EWC. In the fall of 2016, Gorsuch was added to the ranks of welding faculty at EWC. “I just love this place,” said Gorsuch in the Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) May 19. “At other schools, it’s easy for students to get lost. Here at EWC, we get to know you, care about you, and put our hearts into ensuring your success.” … Billie Roy (Bill) Stephens, of Stephens Brothers Rodeo Co., passed away May 4 in Ontario, Ore. He was 77. Stephens was a PRCA Gold Card member and he and his family provided livestock to many collegiate and PRCA rodeos over the years, including the National Finals Rodeo from 1974-78 and 1981-89. Stephens Rodeo sent 86 animals to the WNFR, consisting of 28 bareback horses, 27 saddle bronc horses, and 31 bulls. There will be a celebration of life party in Stephens’ honor on June 10, at Kimball Park, 618 Irving Street, in Caldwell, Idaho, at the corner of Kimball and Grant, from noon to 3 p.m. (MT). Contact Tim McNarie at prcabullfighter@gmail.comfor more information … Kelley LaCoste, a former veteran PRCA bullfighter and clown, passed away May 11. He was 69. LaCoste worked the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton five times in the 1970s and 1980s as a bullfighter, and was chosen to work the CFR as a barrelman/clown from 1991-93. LaCoste retired from bullfighting in 1982 to concentrate fully on his clown acts … Matthew Hughes of West Plains, Mo., was hired recently as the new rodeo coach and faculty member at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, N.M. “Our rodeo team has responded extremely well to the new coach,” said Thomas W. Newsom, president of Mesalands. “We are very excited to have Matt leading our rodeo team, becoming a new faculty member and joining our community.” Hughes has competed in the rodeo arena since he was 7 years old and has been around all aspects of the sport. Specifically, Hughes has several years of experience in the business side of rodeo. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from Missouri Valley College (Marshall), and was the assistant rodeo coach at Missouri Valley College for the last two years … The late Hadley Barrett headlines the 13-member, 2017 class that will be inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame in Ainsworth. Barrett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1999, passed away March 2, 2017, at age 87. The induction ceremony will take place June 10 in Valentine.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through May 22, 2017

 

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $63,754
BB: R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $76,110
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $105,267
TR-1: Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $59,388
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,110
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $61,865
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $77,123
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $47,519

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 22, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $63,754
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 59,667
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 57,784
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 50,366
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 44,203
6 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 36,360
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 31,355
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 30,701
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 27,326
10 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 26,033
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 24,420
12 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 21,731
13 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 18,876
14 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 18,639
15 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
16 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,779
17 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 13,459
18 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 13,039
19 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 12,713
20 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654

 

Bareback Riding
1 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $76,110
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 71,467
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 64,410
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 53,226
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 52,918
6 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 41,633
7 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
8 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 39,265
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,985
10 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 34,841
12 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 34,192
13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 32,008
14 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 30,612
15 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
16 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 26,922
17 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 23,727
18 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 23,049
19 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 22,287
20 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 20,767

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $105,267
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 65,669
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 46,016
4 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 41,077
5 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,988
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 35,591
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
8 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 31,732
9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 31,622
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 31,558
11 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 29,779
12 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 29,072
13 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 27,684
14 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 25,803
15 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 24,664
16 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 24,272
17 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 23,704
18 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 22,992
19 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 22,883
20 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas $59,388
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 55,672
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 48,459
4 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 44,851
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 43,304
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 41,315
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 38,388
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,868
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 24,639
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 23,211
11 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 22,185
12 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
13 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 20,587
14 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 20,464
15 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 20,326
16 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 19,246
17 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
18 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 19,080
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 18,729
20 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,524

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 50,859
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 45,468
4 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 44,851
5 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 44,634
6 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 43,304
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 42,583
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 38,388
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 30,622
10 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 25,183
11 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 21,865
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,476
14 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 19,260
15 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 19,246
16 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
17 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,524
18 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
19 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,877
20 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $87,110
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 60,475
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 57,767
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 46,907
5 Tyrell J Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 41,645
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 41,365
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 38,756
8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 33,584
9 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 32,787
10 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 27,625
11 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 27,440
12 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 27,141
13 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 26,595
14 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
15 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 23,788
16 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,904
17 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,630
18 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 22,421
19 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 20,900
20 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 20,591

 

 

Tie-down Roping

1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $61,865
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 55,196
3 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 52,015
4 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 50,994
5 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 50,654
6 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 41,155
7 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,933
8 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 39,792
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 39,410
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 38,433
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 37,721
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 32,592
13 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 30,077
14 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 28,985
15 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 26,230
17 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 25,961
18 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 24,216
19 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,097
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 23,031

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $47,519
2 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 37,676
3 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 34,242
4 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 33,320
5 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 30,063
6 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 29,517
7 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,248
8 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 25,687
9 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 24,587
10 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 24,371
11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 20,603
12 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 20,590
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 19,119
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 17,181
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 15,282
16 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 14,685
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 14,055
18 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 13,780
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 13,377
20 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $77,123
2 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 68,537
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 65,071
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 56,746
5 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 48,177
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 45,096
7 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 42,492
8 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 42,223
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 42,152
10 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,834
11 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 35,381
12 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
13 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 33,230
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 33,230
15 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
16 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 31,757
17 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 29,921
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 29,464
20 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 28,161

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (May 22, 2017)

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

 

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $136,926
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 71,368
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 59,140
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 46,139
7 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 41,806
9 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 40,405
11 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 35,363
12 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 32,808
13 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 29,560
14 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 26,105
15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 26,000
16 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
17 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 24,919
18 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 24,595
19 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 22,873

 

 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 22, 2017

 

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $29,471
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 23,075
3 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 21,492
4 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
5 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,861
8 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 8,208
12 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
13 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
14 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 7,556
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
16 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
17 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
18 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
19 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
20 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486

 

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 9, 2017

 

Erickson keeps victory parade rolling

GUYMON, Okla. – It didn’t take much more than a moment for steer wrestler Ty Erickson to create another winning moment.

The Montana cowboy, who is having a phenomenal season, added the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo to his 2017 victory list.

Erickson claimed his latest title with a 13.0-second time on three head to win the average.

“Man, anytime you can win a ProRodeo it means a lot,” said Erickson who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 245 pounds. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s Helena (Mont.), Guymon (Okla.) or San Antonio, anytime you can win a rodeo against the caliber of guys who are going, it always feels really special.”

For Erickson’s latest victory, he earned $4,779 – $2,638 for the average.

Erickson came into the weekend leading the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $95,501. Now, he has $100,279 and a $36,287 lead in the May 8 standings over second-place Tyler Waguespack, the reigning world champ and Erickson’s traveling partner.

“In steer wrestling, horsepower means so much,” he said. “If you’re riding a good horse it gives you a chance to win every time, and makes your job that much easier.”

Erickson acknowledged this present regular season has been hard for him to fathom.

“This year has been unbelievable,” Erickson said. “It seems like every rodeo I’ve gone to, I’ve had chances to win. I have drawn a lot of good steers, but I also think a lot of it is that I’ve been able to ride good horses and travel with a good crew. We (Waguespack and Clayton Hass, his traveling partners) feed off each other. If one man is not doing so well that week the other two are right there encouraging him to do good. I think that is what is pretty special about our rig.”

During his Guymon victory, Erickson had horsepower provided by Outlaw, a horse owned by Waguespack.

A year ago, Erickson arrived at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER as the season leader, but left Las Vegas in seventh place in the final world standings.

“It’s a long season and we are just going to keep going to the rodeos we go to, and try and win as much money as we can,” Erickson said. “I didn’t do so hot at the Finals last year and I learned that rodeo is pretty humbling and you just have to worry about one steer at a time and not worry about the last one.”

Other winners at the $253,433 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($7,199 tie-down roping, team roping, and steer roping), bareback rider Clayton Biglow (86.5 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Bar Code), team ropers Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison and Brooks Dahozy/Tommy Zuniga (23.6 seconds on three head each), saddle bronc riders Heith DeMoss (87 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo’s Total Equines Angel Fire), and Rusty Wright (87 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again), tie-down roper Brazile (23.1 seconds on three head), barrel racer Tracy Nowlin (35.0 seconds on two runs), steer roper Brian Garr (41.0 seconds on three head) and bull riders Trevor Reiste (84 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo’s Bandit) and Roscoe Jarboe (84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Apollo’s Gold).

  • There was one change atop the May 8 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Tuf Cooper surpassed Caleb Smidt to take the lead in the all-around standings. Cooper has earned $59,445, while Smidt is right behind at $58,619..
  • Tie-down roper Trevor Brazile’s 23.1-second time in the three-head average at Guymon was a new arena record. Hunter Herrin held the three-head average record with a 23.6-second time in 2012.

Powder River Rodeo’s Lipstick N Whiskey passes away

Courtesy of Susan Kanode

            RIVERTON, Wyo. – Lipstick N Whiskey, a 13-year-old mare owned by Powder River Rodeo of Riverton, Wyo., died May 6 from complications during foaling. Lipstick N Whiskey had made five trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where she carried four saddle bronc riders to go-round wins.

Her first trip to Las Vegas for the WNFR was in 2010, where  2009 World Champion Jesse Kruse rode her for 87 points. In 2015, Rusty Wright won the third round on her with an 86.5. Last year, his younger brother, Ryder, had the exact same result. Then, their father, Cody, rode her in the eighth round for 88 points to earn another go-round buckle.

“We are devastated,” said Lori Franzen, who along with her husband, Hank, own Powder River Rodeo. “She was an outstanding mare and not just an important part of our program, she was part of our family.”

The Franzens buried Lipstick N Whiskey on their ranch next to her sire, Cut The Cards, who was selected for the NFR three times. He passed away last year.

Her dam, Bay Rum, had also been selected for the NFR. Also buried in Powder River’s bucking horse cemetery is Khadafy Skoal, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2012. He earned PRCA’s top bareback horse of the NFR on three occasions – in 1994, 1996 and 1999.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Bull rider Cody Rostockyj, who made his debut at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, finishing seventh in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, is sidelined for six weeks while recovering from a broken right (riding) wrist. Rostockyj suffered the injury April 25 when he was bucked off Dakota Rodeo’s Red Bone at the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event in Wharton, Texas. Rostockyj had surgery on May 3. “I wish I had a cool story about getting stepped on or hurt somehow; but I got on the bull and he walked out, and when he did, I got up over him a little bit and he hop-skipped and jerked my wrist really hard. I had a fracture in my wrist and they put a screw in it during surgery to make sure it heals. I just need to get healthy and get back rolling again and get done as much as I can.”

Soren Anton “Tony” Wiese, a three-time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo in steer wrestling (1979, 1983-84), passed away March 10 in Tulsa, Okla. He was 71. Wiese finished 12th in the world standings in ’79 and ’83 and was 15th in ’84. He finished a career-best ninth in the average at the ’83 NFR. That season, he also won a career-best $40,393. Anyone who would like to share a story or memory about Tony, or receive a card memorializing him, please send your contact information to his daughter Melissa Sizemore, P.O. Box 45, Ripley, OK 74062

 

“Longmire” actors Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (Deputy Ferg) will be the grand marshals at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Parade on July 4. The Cody Stampede kicks off on June 30 with the Xtreme Bulls event, followed by the four-day long stampede rodeo. The author of the “Longmire” novels that the Netflix series is based on will also be a special guest at this year’s Cody Stampede. Craig Johnson is a resident of Ucross, Wyo., near where the “Longmire” series takes place in fictitious Absaroka County.

 

Children at the Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, got a rodeo experience of their own during Rodeo Corpus Christi as Miss Rodeo America Lisa Lageschaar, barrelman/rodeo clown Gizmo McCracken, bullfighters Blue Jeanes and Weston Rutkowski, and rodeo commissioner Bill Lathrop Jr. took time out of their busy schedules to help put smiles on the kids’ faces. The rodeo group paid a visit to the hospital on the morning of April 28 to sign autographs, cheer up the children and inspire them.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We tried to brighten up their day. It was a lot of fun. Sometimes I wonder if it doesn’t encourage us more than it does the kids.”

– Barrelman/rodeo clown Gizmo McCracken said about the visit he made with a rodeo group to Driscoll Children’s Hospital on April 28.

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through May 8, 2017

 

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $59,445
BB: R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $67,977
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $100,279
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $58,882
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $47,519

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 8, 2017

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $59,445
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 58,619
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 57,784
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 49,327
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 40,457
6 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 34,190
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 31,355
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 27,869
9 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 24,535
10 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 24,494
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,458
12 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 18,876
13 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 17,511
14 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
15 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,205
16 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 13,039
17 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,864
18 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 12,713
19 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 10,740

 

Bareback Riding
1 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $67,977
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 65,067
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 62,905
4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 50,472
5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 47,495
6 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 40,083
7 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
8 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,272
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 35,658
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 33,910
12 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 29,553
13 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
14 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 26,515
15 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 26,501
16 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 26,139
17 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 22,078
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 20,982
19 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 20,568
20 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 19,337

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $100,279
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 63,992
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 44,798
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,988
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 36,514
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 35,591
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 29,779
9 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 28,917
10 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 27,625
11 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 26,466
12 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 26,219
13 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 25,803
14 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 24,716
15 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 24,272
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685
17 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 22,417
18 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 22,376
19 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 21,086
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 20,636

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 53,399
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 48,459
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 43,304
5 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 40,907
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 35,512
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 31,886
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,868
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 24,639
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 22,608
11 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
12 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 21,242
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 20,326
14 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 19,547
15 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
16 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 19,080
17 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,369
18 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 17,765
19 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 17,256
20 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif. 17,191

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 44,870
3 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 44,634
4 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 43,304
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 40,907
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 40,812
7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 39,666
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 31,886
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 30,622
10 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 24,143
11 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 21,865
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,476
14 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
15 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,369
16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
17 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 17,256
18 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,877
19 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675
20 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 16,171

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 58,261
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 52,250
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 43,782
5 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 40,901
6 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 39,541
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 38,292
8 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 32,339
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 32,018
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 27,141
11 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 25,083
13 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 24,298
14 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,904
15 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 22,679
16 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,468
17 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 22,421
18 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 22,204
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 20,591
20 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 20,202

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $58,882
2 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 50,654
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,061
4 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 45,458
5 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 45,117
6 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 40,736
7 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,896
8 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 38,303
9 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 38,288
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 34,447
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 33,107
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 31,298
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 27,675
14 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 26,321
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 26,230
17 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 23,262
18 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 23,029
19 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 22,960
20 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,192

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $47,519
2 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 34,458
3 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 33,320
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 31,425
5 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 29,517
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,248
7 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 24,587
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 24,371
9 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 24,229
10 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 21,596
11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 20,000
12 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 19,652
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 19,119
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 16,846
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 15,282
16 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 13,780
17 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 13,411
18 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 13,377
19 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164
20 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 12,240

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 63,862
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 60,798
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 49,366
5 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 42,492
6 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 41,610
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 41,095
8 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 40,704
9 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 40,164
10 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,285
11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
12 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 34,224
13 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
14 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 29,790
16 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 29,295
17 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 28,421
18 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 28,121
19 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 26,984
20 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 26,966

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (May 8, 2017)

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

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $128,695
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 69,301
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 56,017
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 45,569
7 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 41,938
8 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
9 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 36,042
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 35,339
11 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 32,808
12 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 28,181
13 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 27,261
14 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
15 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 24,436
16 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
17 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 23,895
18 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 23,541
19 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 22,594
20 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 21,882

 

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 8, 2017

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $29,471
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 23,075
3 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 21,492
4 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
5 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,861
8 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 8,208
12 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
13 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
14 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 7,556
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
16 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
17 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
18 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
19 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
20 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
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PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
May 2, 2017

 

Glover grabs first NCFSR victory

TORRINGTON, Wyo. – After five trips to the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Chris Glover of the Mountain States Circuit grabbed his first title with a 9.7-second run in the four-man final round April 30.

Glover, 56, kicked things off strong by tying for third place with Travis Mills in Round 1 with an 11.9. Although the second round was a 14.0-second run for Glover, he remained in the average standings, ranking third with 25.9 on two head.

“I had a tougher time in the second round,” the Colorado cowboy said. “The third round was all fresh steers and mine ducked down to the left fence and I missed him. I was a little disappointed, but I kept roping and trying – it goes back to what my dad always told me, ‘you can only rope and tie as fast he lets you.'”

Once the Top 8 cowboys are determined from the first six rounds, they’ve all got equal footing for a chance at the title. At the end of the first six rounds, Glover was tied for seventh place with Chance Kelton – both cowboys had a time of 63.7 seconds on five head.

The semi-finals featured some of the big names – Rocky Patterson, Reo Lohse, Howdy McGinn, Chet Herren, Mark Milner, Jason Evans, Kelton and Glover.

“I sat there and was counting the guys who made it and thought if they stubbed their toe and if I kept roping, I’d get to that round – and when it came, I drew a good steer,” Glover said. “He was really good and, heck, I did the same thing with him that I did with the rest of them.”

When the dust settled on the eight-man round, only four cowboys were left standing – Lohse with 9.9, Herren with 10.2, Glover with 10.6 and Kelton with 11.4.

“For the final one, I had a big peace come over me and I knew I couldn’t change my plan,” Glover said. “I would rope as fast as the steer would let me, and that’s what I did – I just felt I got off a step earlier.”

Glover shaved nearly a full second off his time in the final round, clocking in with a blazing 9.7-second time.

As if winning the NCFSR wasn’t enough, Glover’s horse, Cooper, was voted the top horse at the NCFSR.

“That young horse did good – I’m really proud of him,” Glover said.

  • Jess Tierney set an arena record in Round 5 of the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping with an 8.6-second run – a half-second faster than the previous record, a 9.1 that was set by Bryce Davis in 2011.
  • There were a couple of changes atop the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Caleb Smidt surpassed Josh Peek to take the lead in the all-around standings. Smidt has earned $58,619, while Peek is right behind at $57,784. Bareback rider R.C. Landingham capped his stellar April by becoming the standings leader. With his win at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, Landingham has $66,842, just ahead of reigning world champion Tim O’Connell’s $65,067 total.

Spears captures Clovis crown

CLOVIS, Calif. – This has been quite the month for bull rider Jordan Spears.

Just over three weeks after winning $13,077 at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., Spears returned to the pay window at the Clovis Rodeo.

Spears had a 90-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s O Zone to take home the title at this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold rodeo.

“This is the first time I’ve won Clovis,” said Spears, a native of Redding, Calif., which is about five hours from Clovis. “All the big California rodeos are something every guy wants to win at some point in his career, and Clovis was a big one to check off my list. This was my first 90-point ride at a PRCA rodeo, which was cool.”

Just last weekend, O Zone got the best of Spears, bucking him off at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up. On April 29, he was ready for redemption.

“I made a little mistake when I got on that bull at Red Bluff,” Spears said. “This time I had a feel for him. He went right in Red Bluff and got me rocking in my hand, and this time I was ready for whatever he threw at me and it just so happened he went left, right into my hand, and it felt good. When you’re in the right spot, it all flows together when everything is working. I just had a clear mind and I had 100 percent confidence that I was going to ride this bull.”

Spears, who made his ride April 29, was just two points off the Clovis Rodeo bull riding record of 92 points established by Rodney Lidgard in 1992.

“It was a boost to me to know that I drew a good bull and at a rodeo like this and I was able to come through,” Spears said.

Spears acknowledged he’s hopeful to keep his hot streak going.

“It has definitely been a good month,” he said. “To win a big chunk of change at the RNCFR, and have that count toward the standings, and come out here and win Clovis – a prestigious rodeo in California – has made this a great month, and I want to keep this momentum going.”

Other winners at the $280,391 rodeo were all-around cowboyTrell Etbauer ($4,257 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider R.C. Landingham (86 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Trip Wire), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge (21.5 seconds on four head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (28.9 seconds on four head), saddle bronc riders Taos Muncy (86.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell) and Allen Boore (86.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Strawberry Rocket), tie-down roper Reese Riemer (37.3 seconds on four head), and barrel racer Kimmie Wall (51.25 seconds on three runs)

Corpus Christi gives Moore present

CORPUS, CHRISTI, Texas – When tie-down roper Timber Moore heard he had won the title at Rodeo Corpus Christi, it was a belated birthday present for the Aubrey, Texas, cowboy.

Moore, who turned 31 on April 29, clocked a three-head time of 28.3 seconds in Corpus Christi, and it was just enough for the victory when the dust settled April 30.

“This is my biggest win so far this year – I’ve had a slow season so far and haven’t won a lot of money or any big rodeos, until this one,” Moore said. “I only had about $12,000 this season, so I should be up to about $17,000 now after this win.”

Moore earned a total of $5,287 for winning his first Rodeo Corpus Christi title. However, after his first run, it didn’t look like he’d be the victor. But he battled through adversity to earn a narrow win.

“My first one kicked and I was 10.9, and then I came back with a good one in the second and third round,” Moore said. “After having a tough first one, you just have to come back and be as fast as you can and not make mistakes.”

He was solid in his last two runs, winning the second round with an 8.0, and then placing fifth in the final go with a 9.4. His average time of 28.3 seconds was enough to hold off Caleb Smidt by three-tenths of a second, and Marcos Costa by four-tenths.

“I rode Cimarron Boardman’s sorrel mare,” Moore said. “She worked great for both of us – he was actually winning the average after two head before drawing a bad one in the third round. I sure didn’t think I was going to hang on to win it because there were a lot of good guys up on Sunday.”

Moore has established himself as one of the best ropers around the past four years, as he’s made it to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER each year since 2013, and also went in 2011.

He owns Colonel, the 2016 PRCA/AQHA Tie-down Roping Horse of the Year, which means he’s also confident he can win anytime.

“I have a really good horse right now, and I expect myself to rope well enough to be back at the NFR this year,” Moore said. “When you have a horse like that, you always have a chance to win, and have to use your opportunities when you get them.

“This time of year, a win like this means a lot, because it’s nice to have a boost before you start into the summer run. Hopefully I can have some momentum and get things rolling to where I can make the Finals again this year.”

So, what did Moore do on his birthday, one day after roping in Corpus Christi?

“I flew out of San Antonio at 6 a.m. and roped at Clovis (Calif.) that afternoon,” he said with a laugh. “I had a steak with a couple of buddies and then went to bed so I could drive from Clovis to Guymon (Okla.) on Sunday.”

Other winners at the $223,325 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($3,364 in tie-down roping and steer roping), bareback rider Tim O’Connell (89.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Big League), steer wrestler Cole Edge (15.3 seconds on three head), team ropers Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith (19.0 seconds on three head), saddle bronc riders Ty Manke (86.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force) and Taos Muncy (86.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Miss Ellie) steer roper John Bland (45.2 seconds on four head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (29.72 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Garrett Smith (87.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Show Off).

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Jacobs Crawley, the 2015 PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion, is expected to be sidelined for 10 days with a sprained right wrist on his riding hand. Crawley is leading the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with 82,152.”I jammed it in Red Bluff (Calif.) last week getting off with the pick-up man and hitting the ground hard,” Crawley said. “Then, I was getting on bulls all week and I got on a bull in Jourdanton (Texas) on (April 27), the night before Corpus Christi (Texas), and I stretched my foreman out real bad and I couldn’t squeeze my rein in Corpus. I tried to ride in Corpus and I got bucked off in one jump. I was supposed to go to California the next day and I just doctored released out of this next week of rodeos to try and get healthy, and leave that bull riding to the bull riders.” Crawley had not ridden bulls in about 11 years, and he rode some practice bulls leading up to competing in Jordanton. “I was riding bulls to test myself to see if I could still do it. I had a lot of fun and it was a blast doing it, but once it started messing with my bronc riding, that might have been the debut and finale (of his bull riding) all on one. I got bucked off in Jourdanton right before the whistle.”

 

Kaycee Feild, a four-time bareback riding world champion (2011-14), will be out of action for six to eight weeks after suffering a broken right riding arm April 28 at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. “I was riding a young horse at Clovis and at about six or seven seconds he got mad and threw himself down,” Feild said. “He drove my elbow into the ground where his weight came up over and he compressed my arm down into the ground. I broke my right arm in 2010 and I still have plates and screws in that arm and it broke this time right at the end of the plate. My goal is to get back by the Reno Rodeo and then hit the road hard for the Fourth of July.” The Reno (Nev.) Rodeo takes place June 15-24.

 

Walter E. Mecomber of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away April 27. He was 83. He was a fifth-generation Cheyenne resident. Mecomber worked for KFBC television station as a cameraman and farm and ranch reporter.  He was a civil engineer at Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., from 1962-94. Mecomber worked for several rodeo companies as the arena gate man, and he was a volunteer on the contestants’ committee and the committee for Cheyenne Frontier Days. He was proud to be able to say he attended 80 consecutive Cheyenne Frontier Days celebrations.

 

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo trail ride returns this year. Sponsored and organized by the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse, the ride is set for May 11. Lineup begins at 7 a.m. (CT) at the PCSP grounds in Weatherford at 2251 Mineral Wells Highway, just west of the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway. Riders must have release forms signed and be ready to leave at 8 a.m. Forms can be found on the PCSP’s website www.parkercountysheriffsposse.com/pages/Trail-Ride.htm. The Mineral Wells Rodeo is May 11-13 .

 

The start of the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo was delayed to Tuesday. Blizzard conditions and high moisture snarled traffic in and around Guymon as of Sunday afternoon. Steer roping was scheduled to begin Monday, but organizers have opted to postpone it until 9 a.m. (CT) Tuesday at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena. Instead of four go-rounds, steer roping will only feature three rounds. “It’s important that we keep everyone as safe as possible, and this is in the best interest for the contestants, their horses and the livestock they’re going to compete on,” said Earl Helm, president of the committee that produces the annual rodeo. “The arena itself is in good shape. It can handle a lot of moisture, so that’s not the delay. The travel conditions are dangerous, so it’s just best to be safe.” The rest of competition should go on as scheduled. The rest of the timed events – tie-down roping, team roping and steer wrestling – will take place Wednesday and Thursday, and the first round and part of the second round of barrel racing is set to begin Friday morning. Forecasters are predicting a slight chance of rain Wednesday, but the rest of the week looks to be clear of poor weather. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m., May 5; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., May 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I’ve just been getting my feet under me and staying consistent, and getting ready for the summer and I think I’m in the right place.”

– Bull rider Trey Benton III said on Pro Rodeo Roundup with Rob Matthews. Benton has been battling injuries the past couple of years and won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Rodeo and is 16th in the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $28,421.

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 24, 2017

 

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $58,619
BB: R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $66,842
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $95,501
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $57,793
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $44,478

 

 

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 1, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $58,619
2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 57,784
3 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 57,658
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 45,905
5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 38,215
6 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 31,685
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 31,355
8 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 24,541
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 24,494
10 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 20,669
11 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,458
12 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 18,876
13 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 16,487
15 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,205
16 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,193
17 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 12,038
18 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
19 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 11,152
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 10,740

 

Bareback Riding
1 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. $66,842
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 65,067
3 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 62,905
4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 49,419
5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 45,551
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
7 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 38,974
8 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 36,272
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 35,132
11 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 33,910
12 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 27,075
14 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 26,501
15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 25,662
16 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 22,184
17 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 21,406
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 20,982
19 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 20,568
20 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 18,931

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $95,501
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 59,978
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 44,798
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 39,810
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 36,514
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 35,591
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 33,705
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 28,450
9 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 27,625
10 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 26,219
11 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 26,062
12 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 24,716
13 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 24,618
14 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 22,987
15 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685
16 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 22,376
17 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 21,588
18 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 21,443
19 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 21,086
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 19,680

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 51,852
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 46,367
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 43,304
5 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 40,907
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 35,512
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 31,886
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,868
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 24,639
10 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 22,608
11 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
12 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 21,242
13 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
14 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 19,113
15 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,369
16 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 17,765
17 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 17,455
18 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 17,260
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 17,195
20 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 16,062

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 43,324
3 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 43,304
4 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 42,541
5 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 40,907
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 40,812
7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 39,502
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 31,886
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 29,212
10 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
11 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 22,051
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 21,865
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,385
14 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
15 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,369
16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 17,765
17 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,877
18 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675
19 Brock Hanson, Bennett, Colo. 16,068
20 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 16,062

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $84,152
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 56,300
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 52,250
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 43,782
5 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 40,901
6 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 39,195
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 38,292
8 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 32,339
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 32,018
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 26,212
11 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 24,468
13 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 24,298
14 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,904
15 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 22,679
16 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 22,468
17 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 22,204
18 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 21,153
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 20,591
20 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 17,146

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $57,794
2 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 50,692
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,061
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 44,612
5 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 40,825
6 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,896
7 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 37,293
8 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 37,125
9 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 35,816
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 34,447
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 33,149
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 31,298
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 27,675
14 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 26,389
15 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 26,321
16 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 26,230
17 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 23,029
18 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,192
19 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 22,058
20 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 21,172

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $44,478
2 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 33,522
3 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 33,320
4 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 29,517
5 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 29,487
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 28,248
7 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 24,587
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 24,371
9 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 22,792
10 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 20,661
11 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 19,652
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 18,061
13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 17,715
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 15,282
15 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 13,972
16 Reo Lohse, Kaycee, Wyo. 13,780
17 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 13,377
18 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164
19 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 12,240
20 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 12,111

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $75,493
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 60,275
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 57,109
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 48,554
5 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 42,492
6 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 41,610
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 41,095
8 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 39,954
9 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 39,285
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 35,451
11 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
12 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,533
13 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
14 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 30,637
15 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 28,889
16 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 28,421
17 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 26,966
18 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 26,892
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 26,691
20 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 26,172

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (May 1, 2017)

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

 

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $126,953
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 69,301
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 54,127
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 44,851
7 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 40,882
8 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 40,444
9 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 34,467
10 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 33,360
11 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 30,008
12 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 27,971
13 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 27,261
14 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
15 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 24,436
16 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 23,541
18 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 22,594
19 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 21,755
20 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 21,375

 

 

 

 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through May 1, 2017

 

1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $25,884
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 22,263
3 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 21,492
4 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 20,680
5 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 16,564
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
7 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,861
8 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 8,208
12 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
13 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
14 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
15 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
16 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 6,666
17 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
18 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
19 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 6,357

 

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