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QUARTER HORSE NEWS PARENT COMPANY SELLING 11 PAPERS TO GATEHOUSE MEDIA

 

QUARTER HORSE NEWS NOT LISTED AS SELLING

Press release from Morris Communications
Aug. 15, 2017

In a press release dated Aug. 9, 2017, Morris Communications, the parent company of Quarter Horse News, announced they were selling 11 of its daily and non-daily newspaper holdings including its Lubbock, Texas-based commercial printing operation (West Texas Printing) and other related publications to GateHouse Media, Inc. The sale is expected to be finalized on Oct. 2, 2017. The company will focus on lifestyle and niche publications, broadband operations, property development and new business. Quarter Horse News is not listed as a publication they will be selling.

The daily newspapers they are offerings theFlorida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla.; the St.Augustine (Fla.) Record; The Savanah (Ga.) Morning News; TheAugusta (Ga.) Chronicle; The Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald; Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal; Amarillo (Texas Globe-News; the Topeka (Kan.) Capital Journal; Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Ark.); Juneau (Alaska) Empire Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, Alaska) and Homer (Alaska) News.

William S. “Billy” Morris III,Chairman of Morris Communications, will remain as publisher of the Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

Morris said, “Every newspaper company in America is battling trends and redirected advertising dollars necessary for newspapers to be part of a large newspaper group to build and maintain the necessary resources to compete.”

William S.Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Communications said, “As the company transitions to the third generation of leadership, we are enthusiastic about our plans to diversify our business holdings with print and digital communications, broadband and real estate development.

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-15-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 15, 2017

Reeves finds success in Lovington

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Matt Reeves is no stranger to winning the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo.
The veteran steer wrestler most recently won it in 2009 when he split the title with Lee Graves.
He was victorious again Aug. 12 when he won the crown outright with a 7.9-second time in the two-head average.
“I had to come home and regroup because we were having trouble getting them lined out,” Reeves said. “A guy named Quinn Campbell – I talked to him about going to the Northwest (as his hazer) – and he came over (Aug. 8) and by the end of practice things were going good.”
With Campbell hazing for him, Reeves placed third in the first round with a 4.1-second time and earned $1,250 in Lawton, Okla., early last week.
Things went even better for Reeves in Lovington. The Cross Plains, Texas, cowboy placed third in the first round with a 3.8-second run and followed that up with a 4.1-second effort in the second round to clinch the average. Reeves made both of his runs on Aug. 10.
“Quinn served two more of them up at Lovington,” Reeves said. “I got three looks – all the same (at Lawton and Lovington), and I don’t remember the last time that happened for me. I had one that was running too far and I blew the barrier out and was 3.8 and my second one I was aggressive and made a good run (at 4.1 seconds). Having a guy on my team like Quinn was good because he gave me consistent looks.”
When Reeves departed Jake McClure Arena in Lovington, he earned $3,666. That visit to the pay window was key for Reeves. He was 14th in the Aug. 9 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $53,688, and now has he’s moved up to 13th with $58,604.
“It feels really good to win this rodeo again,” Reeves said.
This season, Reeves has been using a new full-time horse, 9-year-old Roy.
“I rode him some here and there last year, and at Jackson (Miss., in February) I just decided I was going to ride him and win on him,” Reeves said. “I finished second there and he has gotten better and better and better. I’ve been happy with how he has done.”
Reeves is a six-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2007, 2009-2010, 2012-13, 2016). A year ago, he tied his career-best season, placing second in the world standings – something he also did in 2013.
With the end of the 2017 season looming, Reeves has a simple plan to get back to Las Vegas for the seventh time.
“Win baby, and keep it going,” Reeves said. “You have to keep running them.”
Although Reeves is 39, he has no plans of leaving the rodeo arena any time soon.
“I still like getting in the pickup (truck),” he said. “When I don’t want to get in the pickup anymore I will do something else. It pays the bills and I enjoy it. I love rodeo.”
Other winners at the $212,147 rodeo were bareback rider Orin Larsen (90 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Scarlets Web), team ropers Jake Orman/Will Woodfin (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss (84.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo’s Who Knows), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (16.3 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (17.28 seconds), steer roper Rocky Patterson (33.2 seconds on three head) and bull rider Koby Radley (87 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Half Nuts).
  • Evans takes over steer roping lead: Steer roper Jason Evans is the new leader atop the Aug. 14 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $67,798. He has a $1,613 lead over last week’s leader Chet Herren, and a $2,337 edge over Vin Fisher, who is third in the standings.
  • Sherwood/Woodard win un Missoula: Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard won the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede Aug. 12 with a 3.6-second time, which tied them for the third-fastest run of the season with Jake Orman/Tyler Domingue. Sherwood and Woodard, who have won two world championships in their careers with different partners, earned $2,641 for their performance. Sherwood moved up to 17th in the latest header world standings and Woodard is 23rd in the heeler standings.
  • Jarrett moves up: Tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett won $7,402 this past week, highlighted by winning two rodeos. He’s 12th in the latest world standings with $68,125. Jarrett moved from 17th to 12th thanks to winning the Sand & Sage Roundup in Lamar, Colo., for $1,486, and winning the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo in Sterling, Colo., for $1,404; he also picked up $4,038 at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M., and $474 at the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo.

2. Will Smith scores Sikeston victory

SIKESTON, Mo. – Saddle bronc rider Will Smith was psyched to win the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, as he nailed an 85.5-point ride on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Spade on Aug. 12, good for a $4,385 boost for both the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as well as the RAM Great Lakes Circuit Standings.
“I’d been on that horse four or five times and I used to be scared of him because he bucked me off harder than most,” Smith said, adding that he finally made a successful ride on Spade a couple of years ago at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
“I got more confidence on him this time,” the 28-year-old cowboy said. “That horse is scary in the chute – sometimes he’ll rear at the post, but then he just jumps and kicks down the pen and he’s the one you want to have. I was telling my travel partner, Hardy Braden, that I’d take some Spade, and he called the next day and said, ‘you got him,’ and I was excited.”
Before winning Sikeston, the South Carolina-native-turned-Missouri cowboy was 10th in the Great Lakes Circuit with $3,670 – not too far behind the current leader, Wade Sundell’s $8,659. Now, he’s No. 2 and only $3,986 away from the top.
“I’ve been coming here since 2009, and had never won it and it’s exciting – my friend, Ty Atchison, always wore the buckle from it,” Smith said.
Smith was 50th in the world standings prior to winning Sikeston thanks to picking up $8,960 for placing second in the average at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver on Jan. 22; then $2,285 for placing second at the Heart of the North Rodeo in Spooner, Wis., on July 8. Now he’s sitting at 41st.
Sikeston marks Smith’s second win of the 2017 season, having split the win with Ross Griffin at the 41st Annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo on July 8.
“The Fourth went all right – I got $5,000, and that’s good for me,” Smith said.
The 2017 season has been a difficult one outside of the arena for Smith as his grandfather fell ill and then passed away recently. Smith had taken some time off from rodeoing to spend time with his grandpa and family. The Sikeston rodeo was his first time competing since then.
“I’m going to get my circuit count in and get set up for next year so I can get to those big indoor rodeos,” Smith said, adding that he’s aiming for a shot at the San Antonio rodeo.
“I’m going to circuit bust and just stay here in the Great Lakes and try to beat that old boy (Wade) Sundell in the circuit,” Smith said.
Other winners at the $157,152 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryle Smith ($3,465 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Clayton Biglow (87 points on Pickett Rodeo’s First Place), steer wrestler Sean Mulligan (8.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Jacob Dragenhart/Zack Mabry (10.7 seconds on two head), tie-down ropers Cade Swor and Cimarron Boardman (16.4 seconds on two head each), barrel racer Lacinda Rose (16.27 seconds), and bull rider Clayton Foltyn (87 points on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s News Flash).

3. Foss is boss at Hermiston

HERMISTON, Ore. – Bareback rider Austin Foss impressed in front of his fellow Oregonians, as the 25-year-old managed to take advantage of his one and only ride at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo.
Foss, on top of Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery, scored a sterling 89 points, notching the Redmond, Ore., native a win and a bounty of $5,534.
“It’s great to be close to home and be able to get on that good of a horse,” Foss said. “It’s more of a confidence booster, especially in a guy’s backyard.”
Foss outlasted fellow bareback riders such as Orin Larsen and Kaycee Feild en route to his first win at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo. Having drawn a quality bucking horse like Special Delivery, Foss had an idea he would have a chance to score some points in the one-go format.
“(Special Delivery) was pretty good,” Foss said. “I’ve been on that horse about two or three different times, and I’ve always done really good on him. He’s definitely one to have if the right guy gets him.”
The 2012 Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, Foss is eyeing his fourth career Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER qualification. Having trekked to Las Vegas three times in the past four years, Foss, currently ranked 19th in the WEATHER GUARD™ PRCA World Standings, fully understands the ramifications of bringing home more than $5,500 at this time of the year.
“It’s really important,” he said. “Everybody is making that final push. We’ve only got 50-something days left, and everything is an opportunity for a guy to capitalize on. So, you got to really take advantage.
“When you can draw that good and put together a good ride, it’s all a blessing. I’m really happy.”
With his focus on the Thomas & Mack Center, Foss is committed to ensuring that his December plans include a road trip to Sin City.
“That’s everything. That’s the ultimate goal every year,” he said. “You don’t want what you’re doing to be in vain, so to say. You want to make the NFR every year, and really try as long as you can.
“It’s not over yet. There’s still a lot of rodeoing to go, so anything can happen.”
Other winners at the $194,425 rodeo were all-around cowboyClayton Hass ($1,760 in steer wrestling and team roping), steer wrestler Chason Floyd (7.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Hayes Smith/Justin Davis (9.6 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (88.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Weekend Departure), tie-down roper Tyler Milligan (16.7 seconds on two head), barrel racer Kimmie Wall (17.20 seconds) and bull rider Toby Collins (87 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Goosebumps).
Wright set an arena record at the Farm-City Rodeo in Hermiston, Ore., with his 88.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Weekend Departure.

4. Two-time world champion Garrison passes away 

HERMISTON, Ore. – Junior James Garrison, who won a pair of PRCA tie-down world championships in 1966 and 1970, passed away Aug. 12. He was 79.
Garrison, who was a native of Marlow, Okla., qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 times (1964-71, 1975 and 1977). He was the NFR average winner in 1968 and placed second in the average in 1966 and 1977.
Garrison edged ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dean Oliver by $96 for the 1966 world championship. Oliver broke ropes on his last two calves and Garrison helped his own cause by winning Round 7 with a 10.8-second time. Garrison finished the season with $24,304.
“I was lucky…awful lucky, Dean’s the greatest,” Garrison said after he won the ’66 title.
In 1970, Garrison earned $24,311 to earn his 1970 gold buckle.
“If you’re doing something you really like, then you’re always on vacation,” Garrison said. “If you’re on vacation, you don’t want it to end,” Garrison said in a March 22, 1995, issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.
In 1967, Garrison tied a calf in 7.5 seconds in Evergreen, Colo., which was the record for several years.
When Garrison was 17, he was driving a bread truck and didn’t know the slightest thing about rodeo.
Garrison’s high school girlfriend invited him to family get-togethers where they would hold goat ropings. Inspired to prove his friends wrong, Garrison began roping goats.
“I guess it was the laughing (by his friends) that started it all,” Garrison said in 1977 PRCA media guide. “I said I’d show them and learn.”
Learning to rope proved to be a wise decision for Garrison. By age 26, he qualified for his first NFR.
After his rodeo career, Garrison trained and sold roping horses and Thoroughbreds.
Garrison is survived by two daughters, Jeana and Jamie Kay.

5. Stock contractor Art Alsbaugh passes away

HERMISTON, Ore. – Art Alsbaugh, longtime PRCA stock contractor and husband of Linda Alsbaugh, 2015 PRCA Secretary of the Year, passed away Aug. 13 in Pueblo, Colo., of cancer. He was 76.
Alsbaugh was the son of ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractor Walt Alsbaugh. Walt was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990 and passed away in September of 1992 at age 73.
Art and Linda were married 49 years. Art and his dad owned Alsbaugh Rodeo from 1972-94, and he and Linda started Cross Triangle Rodeo, which they owned from 1973-94. They sold them both in 1994.
The last rodeo Art and Linda worked together was the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up June 22-23. He was a judge at that rodeo. Art bought his Rodeo Cowboys Association card in 1965, then in 1972 went into partnership with his father. He completed in calf roping and steer wrestling.
Art worked as a pickup man, timed-event chute boss, flank man, judge and stock contractor in the rodeo world.
Art and Linda were the 2012 recipients of the Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award. Information about a celebration of Art’s life is pending and will be posted on www.prorodeo.com when it is confirmed. Cards for Linda may be mailed to 14107 County Road 6 South, Alamosa CO 81101.
6. News & Notes from the rodeo trail
ProRodeoLive.com will be broadcasting the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo at 8 p.m. (MT) Aug. 17-19 The Wrangler NFR National Anthem Contest sign-up form is now available at www.nfrsocialarena.com/national_anthem.The final day to submit entries is Aug. 25. This year, there is only one open category, available to all age groups … The Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series concluded Aug. 12. The champions of the 2017 summer series were all-around cowboy Cole Dorenkamp, bareback rider Ben Hall, saddle bronc rider Tyler Turco, bull rider Brett Custer, permit bull rider Cordell Curtis, tie-down roper Cy Eames, steer wrestler Beau Clark, team roping header Clayton Van Aken, team roping heeler Cullen Teller and barrel racer Stacey Smallwood.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “He loved rodeo and I know he would want to be remembered for his infectious smile, and loud, booming voice.”
– Lee Ann Alsbaugh-LeSueuer told the ProRodeo Sports News about her father Art Alsbaugh.

7. Next Up

Aug. 14           Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo, Douglas, Wyo.
Aug. 14           Dacotah Stampede, Aberdeen, S.D., begins
Aug. 15           Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 15           Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo begins
Aug. 15           Canby (Ore.) Rodeo begins
Aug. 16           Juneau County Fair Pro Rodeo, Mauston, Wis.
Aug. 16           Inter-State Rodeo, Coffeyville, Kan., begins
Aug. 16           Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo begins
Aug. 17           McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Circle, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Yellowstone River Roundup, Billings, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Cassia County Fair & Rodeo, Burley, Idaho, begins
Aug. 17           Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 17           Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo, Kalispell, Mont., begins
Aug. 17           Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up begins
Aug. 17           5J Exposete, Sete Lagoas, Brazil, begins
Aug. 18           Brown County Fair ProRodeo, De Pere, Wis., begins
Aug. 18           Eureka (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Imboden (Alberta) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Seward County PRCA Rodeo, Liberal, Kan., begins
Aug. 18           Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo begins, Payson, Ariz.
Aug. 18           Tehachapi (Calif.) Mountain PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Cranbook (British Columbia) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 18           North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, Denton, Texas, begins
Aug. 18           Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo begins
Aug. 18           Pincher Creek (Alberta) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 19           Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Deadwood, S.D., begins
Aug. 19           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., begins
Aug. 19           Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
Aug. 19           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., begins
Aug. 19           Fallon County Fair & Rodeo, Baker, Mont., begins
Aug. 20           Days of ’76 Stand Alone Steer Roping begins, Deadwood, S.D.

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 14, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$173, 702
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$174,658
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$141,452
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$112, 808
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$112,808
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$157,869
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$153,931
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$209,973
SR:
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$67,798


9. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 14, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$173,702
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
129,299
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
123,735
4
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
123,349
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
109,601
6
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
102,395
7
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
92,263
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
86,183
9
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
75,058
10
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
73,789
11
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
68,368
12
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
57,562
13
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,929
14
Curtis Cassidy, Canada
53,175
15
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
47,564
16
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
46,112
17
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
45,900
18
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
44,966
19
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
38,583
20
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
36,812
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$174,659
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
120,211
3
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
101,845
4
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
92,075
5
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
88,391
6
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
88,078
7
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
87,644
8
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
81,327
9
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
77,854
10
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
76,524
11
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
73,831
12
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France,
72,178
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
68,171
14
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
66,153
15
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
66,115
16
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
62,313
17
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
61,800
18
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
57,523
19
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
56,575
20
Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho
52,402
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$141,452
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
99,769
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
96,849
4
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
87,831
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
84,484
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
80,199
7
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
78,807
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
72,652
9
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
69,317
10
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
66,976
11
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
60,272
12
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
60,245
13
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
58,604
14
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
55,935
15
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
54,348
16
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
54,151
17
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
53,211
18
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
53,120
19
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
52,243
20
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
52,058
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$112,808
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
107,739
3
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
86,528
4
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
80,310
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
77,554
6
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
74,538
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
71,993
8
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
70,549
9
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
10
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
65,573
11
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
65,479
12
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
62,475
13
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
62,230
14
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
60,423
15
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
51,446
16
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
49,618
17
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
48,943
18
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
48,482
19
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
47,659
20
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
47,203
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$112,808
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
107,739
3
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
91,512
4
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
85,299
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
77,999
6
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
77,358
7
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
77,238
8
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
75,534
9
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,549
10
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
11
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
69,814
12
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
60,422
13
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
60,003
14
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
59,445
15
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
56,350
16
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
51,446
17
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
46,736
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
42,872
19
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
40,932
20
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
40,914
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$157,869
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
141,395
3
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
102,493
4
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
101,362
5
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
84,186
6
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
83,613
7
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
80,450
8
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
73,282
9
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
71,768
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
68,477
11
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
67,726
12
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
67,402
13
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
67,009
14
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
65,766
15
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
62,820
16
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
51,716
17
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
49,017
18
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
48,656
19
Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
48,367
20
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
48,208
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$153,931
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
118,251
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
100,203
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
90,749
5
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
85,297
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
82,134
7
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
79,673
8
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
77,319
9
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
77,226
10
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
72,161
11
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
69,120
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
68,125
13
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
66,679
14
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
66,203
15
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
64,937
16
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
64,906
17
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
64,867
18
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
64,540
19
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
61,937
20
Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas
57,289
Steer Roping
1
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
$67,798
2
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
66,185
3
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
65,461
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
60,505
5
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
44,998
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
44,526
7
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
38,777
8
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
37,818
9
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
37,730
10
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
37,095
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
36,029
12
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
35,786
13
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
35,187
14
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
32,064
15
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
31,325
16
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
29,755
17
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
29,497
18
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
28,495
19
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
26,163
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
21,084
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$209,973
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
165,647
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
123,618
4
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
94,766
5
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
94,380
6
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
90,847
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
83,923
8
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
81,340
9
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
80,883
10
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
78,975
11
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
78,867
12
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
74,293
13
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
72,841
14
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
71,716
15
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
69,009
16
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
63,490
17
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
60,170
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
59,824
19
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
57,671
20
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
57,631
*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 14, 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
$244,742
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
157,476
3
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,201
4
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
113,505
5
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
111,309
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
104,027
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
94,279
8
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
87,867
9
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
80,514
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
80,306
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
79,110
12
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
70,954
13
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
69,042
14
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
58,551
15
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
58,284
16
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
56,621
17
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
55,594
18
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
54,317
19
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
51,714
20
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
49,530
10. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through Aug. 14, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$58,153
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
40,596
3
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
4
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,855
5
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
22,440
6
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
20,609
7
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
20,167
8
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
9
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
18,503
10
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
18,231
11
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
16,992
12
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
16,567
13
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
16,287
14
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
15
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
15,204
16
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
14,142
17
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
18
Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
12,820
19
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
12,079
20
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
11,734
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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 8-7-17

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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
Aug. 7, 2017

Shade Etbauer powers through Dodge City

DODGE, CITY, Kan. – For the Etbauers there’s a bright light budding underneath the cover of the family tree.
Saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer managed to stay hot on the rodeo trail, as his 170-point two-head score netted the 23-year-old $4,926 in winnings. Settling into his groove as the rodeo progressed, Etbauer narrowly edged away from second-place bronc riders Wade Sundell and Jacobs Crawley by a single point. For the young Oklahoman, walking away from the Dodge City Roundup as champion was special.
“I’m just really excited to be able to win,” Etbauer said. “This is a rodeo I’ve always tried to win. My dad won it, and my uncles always did really good at it. I’m just glad to check it off the list.”
The 41st running of the Dodge City Roundup provided Etbauer a chance to digest the raucous southwestern Kansas atmosphere.
“It was awesome,” Etbauer said. “The crowd was amazing. Making it back to the short round and being there with all of the top guys in the world – and being able to compete against them – gets your adrenaline going.”
The Aug. 6 final performance in Dodge City was comprised of a total of 34 qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. Undeterred by the star power in the field, Etbauer channeled the energy in Dodge City Roundup Rodeo Arena into a pair of solid rides.
“The horse I got on in the first round was really nice,” he said. “Just a real nice horse from Harry Vold, got lucky enough and made it back to the short round.
“Then I got on Medicine Woman of Frontier Rodeo, and that was the first time I’ve ever been on her and she’s been Horse of the Year I don’t know how many times. Just to be able to get on that caliber of horse is amazing. It’s really fun to be able to compete on her and do good.”
Knowing the reputation that a horse like Medicine Woman brings, Etbauer did all he could to remain calm and collected with the four-time PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year drawn in the final round.
“The horse was really strong,” Etbauer explained. “I knew I just had to keep gassing her and keep going at it. I was just trying to do my best and it worked out for me.”
Ranked 25th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as of August 7, Etbauer is confident this win can compound good fortune down the final stretch of his first PRCA season.
“It helps me out a lot,” Etbauer said. “I’m trying to win Rookie of the Year, and I’m hopefully trying to get to the Finals. But just to be able to go there and win that rodeo and that much money helps me out a lot.
“It makes me want to keep pushing on.”
Other winners at the $329,794 rodeo were all-around cowboy Josh Peek ($3,529 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback rider Tilden Hooper (173 points on two head), steer wrestler Tom Lewis (12.2 seconds on three head), team ropers Colby Lovell/James Arnold (15.5 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Timber Moore (28.2 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sidney Forrest (52.32 seconds on three runs), steer roper Vin Fisher Jr. (36.7 seconds on three head) and bull rider Shane Proctor (168.5 points on two head).

2. Edgewood (Iowa) Pro Rodeo Days is all about community

EDGEWOOD, Iowa – As a proud sponsor of the PRCA, AGCO® Corporation through its brands Hesston® and Massey Ferguson, recognize that PRCA-sanctioned rodeos contribute significant support for local, regional and national charities and organizations. These charitable efforts by rodeo committees are making a positive impact on members of the various communities. Hesston and Massey Ferguson, through its Sowing Good Deeds initiative, wants to raise awareness of these many local efforts and reward one PRCA committee each year whose impact goes above and beyond.
One applicant for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative is the Edgewood (Iowa) ProRodeo Days.
The rodeo just celebrated its 30th anniversary this past June, and has been a driving force for success in the community of 864 people. Edgewood is in the northeast corner of the state, 60 miles from Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.
The inception of the Edgewood Rodeo Days can be traced to when Gerald Perrinjaquet brought the idea to the attention of the members of the chamber board in 1987. The idea was a hit, and the chamber started to plan the first rodeo. It was held at the Edgewood Feed Mill’s grain elevator. Back then, it wasn’t an occasion that would bring in thousands of people. After two years of having the rodeo at the feed mill, it was then held at the town football field. And the next year, once again, at the feed mill. In 1992, Day Welterlen donated the current grounds to the city of Edgewood and the event has been at the same location ever since.
All profits – which range between $15,000 and $30,000 – from the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days Celebration are put back into Edgewood.
Over the past 30 years, profits from the rodeo have gone to improving the local school, purchasing land for an industrial park, matching funds for grants, funding for youth groups, funding for fire and ambulance services, financial assistance for Eagle Scout projects and much more.
The Edgewood Chamber of Commerce directs rodeo profits to the summer reading program, economic development initiatives like fixing up downtown buildings, and creating a revolving loan fund for start-up businesses. In Edgewood, investments have been made in the local golf course, track/football field and childcare center.
“The rodeo is the focal point that drives the other projects,” said Elise Bergan, the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce secretary, and the only paid staff member on the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days committee. “While the rodeo is going on, we’re booking things for next year and taking notes for improvements.”
            Three Hills Rodeo has been the stock contractor for the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days for two-plus decades, and during the three-day rodeo more than 10,000 people attend.
The backbone of the Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days Celebration are the more than 500 volunteers who put on the event.
“The volunteers are vital to the success of this rodeo and they do a wonderful job, and Three Hills Rodeo has been working with us probably the last 25 years and they help us have a great show and showcase the athletes of the PRCA,” Bergan said. “We bring rodeo to Iowa. We have a Western identity and cowboy spirit we are pretty proud of.”
The 2018 Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days are set for June 21-23. On June 24, there will be a firemen’s breakfast, followed by a demolition derby.
To submit an application for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative, visit http://www.hesston.com/sowinggooddeeds/index.html.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will be broadcasting the Omak (Wash.) Stampede at 7 p.m. (PT), Aug. 10-12, and at 2 p.m., Aug. 13 … Dale Gilbert, the son of Diamond G Rodeos’ owner Steve Gilbert, passed away Aug. 2 in St. George, Utah. He was 55. Gilbert was born June 1, 1962. He is survived by wife, Pattiand son, PRCA pickup man Keith (Aimee) Gilbert; daughter, Brandy Gilbert, and grandchildren, Kailey and Kaden Thomas “Tom” Kiplinger, a PRCA Gold Card member, passed away July 29 in McCook, Neb. He was 88. Kiplinger was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1946, and graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1950 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Kiplinger was a member of the Colorado State University-Fort Collins rodeo team in the late 1940s … For the past 121 years, Cheyenne, Wyo., has hosted a true celebration of Western heritage during Frontier Days. The 2017 rodeo took place July 22-30. Rodeo attendance was 94,267, compared to 93,238 in 2016. The final rodeo on Championship Sunday, July 30, had 12,419 fans … The final numbers are still being tallied, but the July 19-22 Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo outperformed projections and recorded sellout crowds. “We sold out Saturday (July 22) at 6:15 p.m. That was the first time ever. I think we had a good 150 people in line who didn’t get in and I felt bad for them,” Fair Manager Tanya Dahlseid told the Vail Daily. Overall, the rodeo recorded $130,478 in ticket sales and $94,500 in sponsorships. Dahlseid said 275 PRCA members competed in this year’s four nights of action … On Aug. 5, dozens of participants took part in the fifth annual Exceptional Rodeo hosted by Eagle Mount of Great Falls (Mont.) and Special Olympics Montana. Those in attendance learned how to ride bulls, rope steers and barrel race. Volunteers included staff from Eagle Mount, Special Olympics and the Great Falls Voyagers. Rodeo personnel helping with the event included stock contractor Ike Sankey, rodeo announcer Jeff Marn, rodeo clown Donnie Landis, and rodeo royalty from around Central Montana … The North Texas Fair and Rodeo in Denton announced the concert lineup for the 89th annual fair and rodeo. The fair runs Aug. 18- 26, with the rodeo taking place from Aug. 18-20. This year’s biggest acts are a mix of veterans and rising stars in the country music world. The Josh Abbott Band plays at 9:30 p.m. (CT) Aug. 18. Veteran country music star Travis Tritt plays at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Cody Johnson plays at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, and Ryan Bingham plays at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 25. For reservations, visit the fair and rodeo’s website, www.ntfair.com/. Patrons can print out their tickets and bring them to the gate. The North Texas Fairgrounds are located at 2217 N. Carroll Blvd … The Inter-State Fair and Rodeo takes place Aug. 16-19 in Coffeyville, Kan. The first night of the rodeo will honor veterans. Anyone who wishes to bring pictures of a veteran they know can bring them for the ceremony. Pictures that are submitted will be put on a big screen on the first night of the rodeo … Award-winning performer Tomás Garcilazo will be a part of the 74th annual Moses Lake Roundup (Aug. 17-19) for the first time in his career. Garcilazo was PRCA Dress Act of the Year in 2007 and 2012-13.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “This is a great deal and something you don’t ever think will happen to you. To see my accomplishments in the Hall with guys like Leo Camarillo, Tom Ferguson and Joe Alexander is really cool.”
– Team roper/tie-down roper/steer roper Mike Beers told the ProRodeo Sports News after being inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Aug. 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

4. Next Up

Aug. 7             All American ProRodeo, West Friendship, Md., begins
Aug. 7             Larimer County Fair & Rodeo, Loveland, Colo., continues
Aug. 8             Lea County Fair & PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Division 1, Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 8             Howard County Fair, West Friendship, Md.
Aug. 8             Field of Dreams Stampede, La Crete, Alberta, continues
Aug. 8             Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo begins
Aug. 8             Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo begins
Aug. 9             Missoula (Mont.) Stampede Xtreme Bulls Division 2
Aug. 9             Crossett (Ark.) Riding Club 68th annual PRCA Rodeo
Aug. 9             Farm-City ProRodeo, Hermiston, Ore., begins
Aug. 9             Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo begins
Aug. 9             Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 9             Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo begins
Aug. 10           Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Marshall, Minn., begins
Aug. 10           Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo, Sterling, Colo., begins
Aug. 10           Bozeman (Mont.) Stampede begins
Aug. 10           Cache County Fair and Rodeo, Logan, Utah, begins
Aug. 10           Missoula (Mont.) Stampede begins
Aug. 10           Omak (Wash.) Stampede begins
Aug. 11           3rd annual Ridin’ and Riggin’ Days, Craig, Colo., begins
Aug. 11           Lincoln County Fair Rodeo, Afton, Wyo., begins
Aug. 11           Cascade (Mont.) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 11           Summit County Fair & Rodeo, Coalville, Utah, begins
Aug. 11           NE Arkansas ProRodeo, Jonesboro, Ark., begins
Aug. 11           Sand & Sage Roundup, Lamar, Colo., begins
Aug. 11           Ralph Morgan Semi-Annual Rodeo, Lauderdale, Miss.
Aug. 11           Linn County Fair & Rodeo, Mound City, Kan., begins
Aug. 11           Catfish Stampede, Onida, S.D., begins
Aug. 11           Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins
Aug. 11           Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins
Aug. 11           Dawson Creek Stampede, British Columbia, begins
Aug. 12           Dawson County Fair & Rodeo, Glendive, Mont., begins
Aug. 12           Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
Aug. 12           Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series
Aug. 12           Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Aug. 12           Kimball (Neb.) Banner Rodeo begins
Aug. 12           Sioux Falls (S.D.) Empire Fair Rodeo begins
Aug. 12           Ventura (Calif.) County Fair Rodeo begins
Aug. 13           Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo, Douglas, Wyo., begins

5. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Aug. 7, 2017
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$164,822
BB:
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$170,087
SW:
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$138,163
TR-1:
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$107,643
TR-2:
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$107,643
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$150,575
TD:
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$145,829
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas
$187,555
SR:
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
$62,365


6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Aug. 7, 2017
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$164,822
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
125,091
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
119,349
4
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
114,717
5
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
106,344
6
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
97,749
7
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
87,577
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
84,153
9
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
71,909
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
71,711
11
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
66,811
12
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
54,226
13
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
53,399
14
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
46,279
15
Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.
45,980
16
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
45,469
17
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
44,146
18
Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.
40,291
19
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
36,812
20
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
32,682
Bareback Riding
1
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
$170,087
2
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
111,742
3
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
101,475
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
86,186
5
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
85,581
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
84,029
7
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
79,470
8
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
77,854
9
R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif.
76,524
10
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
71,826
11
Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta
69,596
12
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
66,369
13
Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.
65,934
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
63,710
15
Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah
58,939
16
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
57,242
17
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
56,469
18
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
53,414
19
Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore.
51,502
20
Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho
50,625
Steer Wrestling
1
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
$138,163
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
98,912
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
91,495
4
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
85,261
5
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
80,099
6
Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah
76,973
7
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
72,752
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
72,652
9
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
66,900
10
Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
64,412
11
Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis.
59,258
12
J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.
55,700
13
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
54,864
14
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
53,688
15
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
51,867
16
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
51,464
17
Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev.
51,024
18
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
50,664
19
Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.
50,291
20
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
49,663
Team Roping (header)
1
Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.
$107,643
2
Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.
106,196
3
Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas
86,528
4
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
80,310
5
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
76,926
6
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
73,189
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
70,858
8
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
9
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
66,009
10
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
63,393
11
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
62,527
12
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
61,602
13
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
59,696
14
Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.
58,588
15
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
46,300
16
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
46,271
17
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
46,026
18
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
45,532
19
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
42,843
20
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
41,176
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
$107,643
2
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.
106,196
3
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
89,426
4
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
85,299
5
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
77,999
6
Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas
77,254
7
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
76,730
8
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
74,184
9
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
70,248
10
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
66,768
11
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
66,009
12
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
59,696
13
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
58,817
14
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
57,820
15
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
54,223
16
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
46,736
17
Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.
46,026
18
John Robertson, Polson, Mont.
40,709
19
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
39,916
20
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
36,573
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$150,575
2
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
137,306
3
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
101,911
4
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
88,548
5
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
79,722
6
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
76,690
7
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
75,948
8
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
71,456
9
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
65,766
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
65,330
11
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
65,185
12
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
64,346
13
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
62,805
14
Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas
61,765
15
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
61,759
16
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
49,628
17
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
48,410
18
Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
48,367
19
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
48,208
20
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
47,058
Tie-down Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
$145,829
2
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
114,043
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
96,114
4
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
89,970
5
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
80,797
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
78,221
7
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
75,636
8
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
71,548
9
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
70,716
10
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
68,077
11
Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.
63,459
12
Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas
63,359
13
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
62,227
14
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
61,988
15
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
61,937
16
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
60,291
17
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
58,112
18
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
57,384
19
Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.
55,851
20
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
55,391
Steer Roping
1
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
$62,365
2
Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas
61,281
3
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
61,000
4
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
60,505
5
John Bland, Turkey, Texas
44,998
6
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
44,526
7
JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
38,777
8
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
37,818
9
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
36,615
10
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
35,135
11
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
34,600
12
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
33,267
13
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
33,230
14
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
28,398
15
Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas
27,716
16
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
26,292
17
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
26,135
18
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
25,803
19
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
25,170
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
20,429
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$187,555
2
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
157,908
3
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
121,484
4
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
94,766
5
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
94,380
6
Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas
82,914
7
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
82,757
8
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
78,867
9
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
76,574
10
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
75,101
11
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
71,849
12
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
69,553
13
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
67,600
14
Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas
67,016
15
Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
64,054
16
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
62,558
17
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
57,631
18
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
56,964
19
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
55,624
20
Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas
54,502
*2017 Barrel Racing (Aug. 7, 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
$233,978
2
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
156,141
3
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
115,201
4
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
113,505
5
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
106,872
6
Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.
100,556
7
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
94,279
8
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
76,565
9
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
75,301
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
74,858
11
Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
73,957
12
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
69,042
13
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
66,042
14
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
53,916
15
Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas
53,170
16
Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.
53,098
17
Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas
52,877
18
Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark.
51,629
19
Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas
49,468
20
Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas
47,439
7. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings
     Unofficial through Aug. 7, 2017
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$46,572
2
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
40,596
3
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
31,170
4
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
26,235
5
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
21,086
6
Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas
20,167
7
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
19,279
8
Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa
18,503
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
16,567
10
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
16,287
11
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
16,269
12
Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.
16,059
13
Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
15,204
14
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
13,796
15
Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas
13,433
16
Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla.
12,079
17
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
11,734
18
Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas
11,531
19
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
10,861
20
Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas
10,590
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☛ Metallic Cat big winner at NCHA Summer Spectacular 8-7-17

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AUSTIN SHEPARD RIDES SIR LONG LEGS LAST TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR DERBY 

 

PAULA WOOD TAKES NON PRO AND METALLIC CAT IS LEADING SIRE OF BOTH OPEN AND NON-PRO

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Aug. 7, 2017

As the last cutter to show in the NCHA Summer Spectacular Open Derby finals, Austin Shepard, Summerdale, Ala., rode Sir Long Legs, the only offspring of High Brow Cat in the finals, out of Lil Lena Long Legs, to a whopping 229 to take the Open Championship.  The pair earned an estimated check of $41,097 for owner Lew Hall, Lakeland, Fla., at the finals held Sunday, Aug. 7.

The Non Pro finals was won by Paula Wood, Stephenville, Texas, riding Suen Too Be Black (BoonToo Suen x Chinas Blue Boon), owned by her husband Kobie. The pair scored a 219.5 for an estimated $18,545 paycheck.

However, the big story of this year’s event was the complete domination Metallic Cat as the leading sire of finalists – even though neither the Open nor Non-Pro champions were sired by High Brow Cat. Metallic Cat sired nine (9) Open finalists, winning 41 percent of the Open purse – $165,348 to be exact – or 46 percent of the Open purse of $359,205. Only one other sire had more than one finalist and that was Spots Hot with two (2.)

In fact, in the Open, of the first 10 horses that placed, five, or 50 percent of those horses were sired by Metallic Cat.

Other stallions represented in the Open finals included Spots Hot with two finalists, and Highbrow Cat, Hickorys Indian Pep,Dual Smart Rey, Dual Rey, OneTIme Pepto, Woody Be Tuff, Smooth As A Cat, Hydrive Cat, High Brow CD and Bet Hesa Cat, each siring one.

In the Non-Pro competition, Metallic Cat had six finalists earning $61,521 of the $186,472 total purse, or 33 percent. Two other sires had more than one finalist and they included Dual Rey with 4 earning $34,670 and Smooth As A Cat with 3 earning $18,186. Other sires represented in the Non-Pro finals included High Brow CD, Dual Smart Rey, Hydrive Cat,  Thomas E Hughes, WR This Cats Smart, CD Royal and Jazarell Cat.

Of the top 10 Non-Pro horses that showed, four were sired by Metallic Cat.

Altogether, Metallic Cat had 15 finalists in the Open and Non-Pro, taking home $226,869, or 42 percent of the total purse of $545,677 paid out in the two finals.

The leading money-earning rider was Matt Miller, who finished as Reserve Champion in the Open riding Metallic Smart Cat for $36,227 and sixth on Lou Lou Louise, earning $23,388 – for a total of $59,615. Second was Shepard, with his $41,097 for the championship riding Sir Long Legs and Tap This, finishing in a tie for 12th, taking home an additional $12,073 for a total of $53,170.

NCHA Summer spec Open results

Non-Pro Derby results

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☛ New Congress to introduce new SAFE Act, banning horse slaughter 8-7-17

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NEW CONGRESS TO INTRODUCE NEW SAFE ACT TO BAN HORSE SLAUGHTER IN 2017

Aug. 6, 2017

The NEW Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which would prevent the horse slaughter industry from establishing operations in the United States and prohibit the export of American horses for slaughter abroad, was introduced in the Senate on Aug. 2, 2017. These House’s version of the bill was introduced earlier this year.

The bill already has bipartisan support; however, it’s vital that past co-sponsors sign on again. Also new members of the House and Senate need to be educated about the issue of horse slaughter and the importance of finally banning horse slaughter once and for all.

The fight to ban horse slaughter through a federal bill is now a decade old and each year that passes without a ban sees more than 100,000 American horses shipped over our borders to be butchered for human consumption.

Advocates are asking that you email your U.S. Representatives and Senators, urging them to cosponsor and support the SAFE Act.

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☛ AQHA Terminates Incentive Fund 8-7-17

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AQHA TERMINATES INCENTIVE FUND PROGRAM

Published by AQHA
Aug. 6, 2017

As a means to conclude the program, the American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund   will not accept foal nominations past 2018 and, effective immediately, will no longer accept stallion nominations.

“The AQHA Incentive Fund was a landmark program for the equine industry, having paid out more than $80 million in its lifetime,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “The fund was so successful that it became a model for many others. However, multiple factors in the past decade contributed to the Incentive Fund’s decline.”

Ultimately, a lack of participation led the AQHA Executive Committee, at its July 2017 meeting, to approve the incentive program’s termination. The conclusion of the program will allow time and resources to move to the research and development of new potential incentive programs for competitors and breeders.

With no new stallion nominations coming in, the Incentive Fund should conclude in a few years.

“For owners and nominators wondering when the last payout will be made, we are looking closely at the financial reports for the Incentive Fund and will make a decision about that very soon,” said AQHA Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer Trent Taylor. “Preliminary examination indicates it will likely pay through the 2020 show season.”

Depending on the breeding and foaling year, stallion and foal nominators can apply for a nomination refund as follows:

  • Stallion nominators for 2017 breeding season – option of refund or nominator may opt to remain in the Incentive Fund as it winds down
  • 2017 foal nominators – option of refund if the nominator is still the recorded owner of the foal or the nominator may opt to remain in the Incentive Fund as it winds down
  • Nomination payments for stallions or foals made prior to 2017 are non-refundable, as such payments have already been allocated/distributed for payout years

Refunds must be applied for by September 30, 2017.

As stated above, 2018 foals may be nominated but only if the sire was nominated for the 2017 breeding season and such stallion nominator does not request a refund.

“To anyone who has ever nominated a foal or stallion, owned or shown an Incentive Fund horse, thank you for supporting the program,” Kyle said. “It was your support that made this the greatest incentive fund program in the equine industry.”

For questions regarding the Incentive Fund and its termination, read the AQHA Incentive Fund Q&A and Incentive Fund timeline.

To request a refund, contact Brianna Charles at 806-378-4535 or bcharles@aqha.org.

AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHAnews on Twitter and visit www.aqha.com/news.

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