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☛ Horse Rescue Founder guilty of mail and tax fraud 6-24-17




June 24, 2017

Unfortunately it’s getting to be an old story: “Horse Rescue Founder Found Guilty of Mail and Tax Fraud.”

The latest story is of Pamela Vivirito, 46, formerly of Valencia, Pa., who founded a West Deer, Pa., horse rescue called “Equine Angels Rescue.” Vivirito recently pleaded guilty to two federal charges including mail fraud and tax evasion.


The guilty plea came after an investigation into Vivirito’s handling of Equine Angles Rescue’s finances and taxes.


Initially prosecutors filed an interference with commerce by extortion charge against Vivirito in 2015 after the FBI investigated Vivirito’s affair with an undentified local businessman, who she used to extort donations from him in exchange for keeping the affair a secret from his wife. However, prosecutors indicated they will move to dismiss that charge at sentencing as part of her plea deal.


She also pleaded guilty to filing a fraudulent non-profit tax return with the IRS for her non-profit Equine Angels Rescue. According to various articles in publications regarding Vivirito, prosecutors found that she used nonprofit resources, including cash to pay for personal bills and items and she also filed a fraudulent 990 form with the IRS in 2013, which is the latest filing available.


Vivirito listed her personal compensation as $46,877 when in reality it was approximately $93,000.


However, this isn’t Vivirito’s first rodeo as only two years after filing her nonprofit in 2013, she was sued by five people for blackmailing them into signing over their horses. The lawsuit stated that she would sneak onto people’s property, take photos, and threaten to expose them to the media if they didn’t sign the horses over to her.

Sentencing has been set for July 20 by U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 6-21-17

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Courtesy PRCA
June 21, 2017

Benton snares Rodeo Xtreme Bulls crown

RENO, Nev. – With his first career Xtreme Bulls Division 1 victory within reach, Trey Benton III rose to the occasion.

The Rock Island, Texas, cowboy had an electric 88-point ride on Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo’s Spotted Demon in the short round to win the two-head average with 174.5 points on June 15.

“I had never been on that bull before, and he’s pretty widely-known for not being ridden, ever,” Benton said. “I just knew I needed to stay in the middle. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible.”

When Benton was bucked off, winning the event was the last thing on his mind.

“It was a dogfight and I was going to him the whole time and I didn’t know how long I was riding,” he said. “I landed on my feet, but I didn’t think I made it (the whistle). I was hoping I made it, but I knew it was close. I was ready for heartbreak because I ride for seven seconds all the time. When they said I did make it, I was like, ‘heck yeah, I will take it.’ That bull was strong and definitely as good as advertised.”

The victory formula for Benton was set in motion when he had an 86.5-point ride on Western Rodeos’ Area Code to finish second in the long round at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Benton finished just in front of Brennon Eldred (172.5 points), Tim Bingham (172) and Sage Kimzey (168). Kimzey is the reigning three-time PRCA world champion.

“I was so happy that I did good and won because I don’t think I have ever placed at an (Xtreme Bulls) Division 1 event in my career,” Benton said.

Benton is no stranger to success. He’s a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier (2012-14), and in 2014, he finished a career-best third in the world standings with $164,471, thanks to placing in three rounds at the WNFR.

Unfortunately for Benton, his 2015 and 2016 seasons were sabotaged by injuries. In 2015, he was sidelined because of knee surgeries. Then, in 2016, he once again was out of action with a torn groin, a tear in his labrum, his right hip and a sports hernia.

Finally healthy, Benton has returned to top form in 2017, capturing big wins at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up. He was 15th in the June 12 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $37,412, but thanks to earning $12,643 at the Reno Xtreme Bulls event, he moved up to eighth place in the June 19 standings with $50,055.

Still, Benton is keeping things in perspective.

“Nothing,” Benton said about what this victory means. “It’s a long summer. My goal is just to stay on every bull.”

This was Benton’s second career Xtreme Bulls victory as he also won a Division 2 event in Gladewater, Texas, in 2014. Benton joins the 2017 Xtreme Bulls Division 1 winners list which is comprised of Kimzey (Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 17-18), Ty Wallace (San Antonio, Feb. 25) and Tristan Mize (Fort Mohave, Ariz., March 11).

•Kimzey earned $5,452 at the Reno Xtreme Bulls to take over the lead in the X-Bulls standings with $32,213. Kimzey is followed by Brennon Eldred ($31,053) and former season leader Ty Wallace ($29,471).

•When the June 19 world standings were released, two new leaders emerged. Team roping heeler Billie Jack Saebens is now in first place with $58,190, overtaking Cory Petska ($57,734) for the top spot. Tie-down roper Marcos Costa also is now in the season lead with $68,090, passing now second-place Marty Yates ($65,261).

Red Rock highlights St. Paul Rodeo inductees

Courtesy of Ruth Nicolaus

ST. PAUL, Ore. – He’s the first of his type to be inducted into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame, and in his prime, he brought fear and intimidation to the hearts of his opponents.

Red Rock, one of the most famous bulls in rodeo history, leads the class of 2017 which will be inducted into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame on June 29. Red Rock was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990.

The bull was born in 1976 and raised near Burns, Ore. As a 2-year-old, the red tiger-striped brindle Brahma-Hereford cross was purchased by Mert Hunking.

In 1984, Don Kish and John Growney bought the bull, sight unseen, for $10,000. They took him to PRCA rodeos, where his unridden streak continued.

Not only did Red Rock have a 100 percent buck-off rate during competition, but he was incredibly smart. It seemed Red Rock could sense what the rider was about to do, and would turn the opposite way, which resulted in throwing the rider off.

“He knew what hand a guy was using,” Kish said. “He always bucked away from their hand.”

Red Rock is best known for the matchups with ProRodeo Hall of Famer Lane Frost. The matchups were publicized up and down the West Coast, and out of seven of them, Frost covered Red Rock four times. The sixth match was at the St. Paul Rodeo on July 4, 1988, where Red Rock bucked off Frost, tying the matchup at 3-3.

Red Rock was retired from ProRodeo competition in 1987 at the age of 11, an unusually long time for a bucking bull to work. After 309 official buck-offs and no cowboy making the eight-second buzzer on him, (his matchup with Frost was for publicity only, not official competition) he was the 1987 World Champion Bucking Bull. Red Rock was brought out of retirement the next year for the Lane Frost match-ups.

Red Rock passed away in 1994.

Other inductees into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame are cowboy Joe Ruda, one of the most prominent bareback riders in the Columbia River Circuit, who won the circuit title five times in the 1980s. He won the St. Paul Rodeo in 1981 and ’83.

Frank and Rita Foltz, of Woodburn, Ore., will be inducted into the Hall in the category of general membership. Active members of the St. Paul Rodeo Association since the mid-1980s, they were involved first in ushering and selling tickets, and have been on the queen and court committee, and helped with the grounds, hospitality, art show, and special events.

Shirley Ernst joins the Hall in the category of rodeo notables. The St. Paul woman’s father, Maurice Smith, was one of the rodeo’s founders, and she was rodeo princess in 1943 and queen in 1944.

In the timed-event category, steer wrestler Trevor Knowles will be inducted. The Mt. Vernon, Ore., man has qualified for 13 consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeos.

The St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame induction will be held June 29 at the rodeo grounds, beginning at 5 p.m. (PT). A barbecue steak dinner is served, with libations and socializing prior to the meal. Artists will be on hand for a “quick draw,” and an auction benefitting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund is held following the meal. Tickets are $32 and must be purchased prior to the event; they can’t be purchased at the door. Tickets are on sale at For more information, visit the website or call 503.633.2011.

12 Champions Crowned at College National Finals Rodeo

Courtesy of Johna Cravens

CASPER, Wyo. – From a pair of repeat titlists to a freshman phenom, 12 college athletes earned national championships June 17 at the 69th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) at the Casper Events Center.

Team ropers Cole Wheeler and Wesley Thorp were the only repeat champions, winning their second straight title, but their first for Texas Tech University. Last year they represented Weatherford College (Wheeler) and Ranger College (Thorp). They entered the championship round tied with a team from Gillette (Wyo.) College for second overall. Both trailed the leaders from Sam Houston State University by one-tenth of a second. Neither of the other top contenders managed to rope their steer, while Wheeler and Thorp clocked a 5.5 to place second in the round.

A Sam Houston State University freshman from Victoria, Texas – Lane McGehee – dominated the bareback riding. He won two of the three preliminary rounds and scored 79.5 points on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Spicy Chicken to place second in the championship round, a point behind Sheridan College’s Hunter Carlson. McGehee’s average win was by an almost unheard-of 16 points.

The biggest jump to claim a national title came from bull rider Cole Melancon of Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas). The Liberty, Texas, sophomore was ranked halfway down the top 12, at sixth, after qualifying for the championship round. He had just one qualified ride in the first three rounds. Melancon put together an 85-point effort on MoBetta Rodeo’s Blindside to win the championship round and the national title by 4.5 points. No bull rider could make more than two qualified rides during this year’s CNFR.

Tie-down roper Reid Zapalac of Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), saddle bronc rider Preston Burr of New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs) and steer wrestler Denver Berry of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant) were the other three new champions who came into the finals with the lead and held on to win titles.

Berry, a senior, did it by wrestling his steer in 3.9 seconds to tie for first in the championship round. Zapalac’s time of 8.8 placed second in the championship round and Burr’s score of 74 was enough to tie for fourth in the finals.

The all-around cowboy title went to Cole Frey of McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.) who qualified for the final round in both team roping and steer wrestling. Panhandle State University (Goodwell, Okla.) won the men’s team championship and Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) earned the women’s team title.

Texas A&M University junior Hailey Kinsel and her mare DM Sissy Heyday, who she calls “Sister,” took the barrel racing title. The Cotulla, Texas, cowgirl did not win any of the first three rounds, but stopped the clock in 14.06 seconds to win the championship round and the average.

The College National Finals Rodeo features the top student-athletes in rodeo from the 11 regions of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association competing for national championships.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail will continue to livestream the Reno Rodeo at 7 p.m. each day from June 19-24.

On June 15, Reno Rodeo officials were made aware that is selling Reno Rodeo tickets ranging from $45-$100. After an investigation by ticket office officials, it is confirmed that these are valid tickets that are being sold at a more than 100 percent markup. “The Reno Rodeo encourages anyone looking to come to the event to purchase tickets at or at the ticket office on the grounds,” said Executive Committee Member and former Ticket Chairman Bill Johnson in The Record-Courier. “We encourage people against purchasing tickets through third parties and are saddened by third parties that take advantage of people in these situations. While we cannot control who sell tickets online, no selling of tickets above their list price is allowed on the rodeo grounds.” “The rodeo has been a proud Reno tradition for 98 years now,” said Reno Rodeo President Brad Sidener. “We want to ensure that it remains a family-friendly event, which includes keeping ticket prices low.”

Dr. Lawrence Schufeldt was bestowed the 2017 Trail Boss Award at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte, Neb., during the final performance of the rodeo June 17. Schufeldt, a chiropractor, has volunteered his expertise at the rodeo since the early 1990s, helping cowboy and cowgirl contestants stay in good physical shape, so they can compete. Schufeldt grew up on the family ranch south of Whitman and competed in high school rodeo. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in 1985 and returned to North Platte two years later, where he and his wife, Jeannie, had three daughters: Danae, Krista and Erica. He was part of the Wrangler Sports Chiropractic Program, which later became ProSports Chiropractic. In his earlier days, he offered his services at ProRodeos across Nebraska and Kansas. As his girls got older, he limited himself to the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, so he could spend more time at their activities.

Parsons Stadium will look the same when the Rodeo of the Ozarks kicks off its 73rd annual event June 21 in Springdale, Ark. Rodeo officials have yet to find funding for a plan that would create a major overhaul to the stadium. “We’re still about where we were last year. We had some things fall through, a couple setbacks on funding,” Rick Culver, executive director of the rodeo and a member of the City Council, said in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “[But] we’re still pulling ahead with the fundraising. We’re still on track.” The Benevolent Foundation, which owns the rodeo and the rodeo grounds, hopes to raise more than $15 million for renovations grouped into four phases. Each phase has a specific dollar amount to complete, Culver said. “A wishful start date is as soon as possible, but we will not start until we have enough money to do the phases,” Culver said.

For the first time – June 17 to be exact – Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) held a Kids Exceptional Rodeo, and it attracted 14 competitors from Los Lunas, Bosque Farms, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Mary Jo Pope, the Rodeo de Santa Fe treasurer, saw it as a good first step for an event organizers hope grows into a popular one. “We were really happy with the turnout,” Pope said in the Santa Fe New Mexican. “The participation we got, the volunteers who turned out, it was really good for us.” Rodeo de Santa Fe takes place June 21-24.


“What we do here is celebrate the heritage tradition of Alberta in the rodeo sense. It’s a cowboy’s rodeo and we’ve always kept it that way.”

– Ponoka Stampede president Blair Vold said to the ProRodeo Sports News about the upcoming Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, June 27-July 3.


2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through June 19, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas   $72,549

BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa   $87,076

SW:  Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.  $106,775

TR-1:   Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  $61,824

TR-2:  Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.  $58,190

SB:  Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas  $94,576

TD:  Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas  $68,090

BR:  Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $91,018

SR:  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas  $50,337

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through June 19, 2017


1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas  $72,540

2 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $65,403

3 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $64,211

4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas $52,614

5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif  $47,144

6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev  $43,867

7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla  $41,747

8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  $40,958

9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss  $35,420

10 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas  $32,546

11 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. $29,104

12 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, NM  $28,428

13 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Nev. $27,166

14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw, Valleym Calif.  $26,924

15 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.  $20,773

16 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, OK  $20,592

17 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.  $19,456

18 Adam Rose, Willard, MO  $18,409

19  John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa $18,032

20  McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla  $15,856

Bareback Riding

1  Tim O’Connell, Swingle, Iowa  $87,076

2  R. C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif $76,110

3   Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.  $70,077

4  Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas  $61,469

5  Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas $57,846

6  Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah  $47,343

7  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France $46,712

8  Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. $43,655

9  Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.  $42,379

10  Justin Miller, Billings, Mont.  $42,186

11  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. $38,439

12  Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore.  $37,053

13  Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah  $36,985

14  Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho  $36,850

15  Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas  $34,912

16  Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. $33,884

17 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba  $33,303

18  J. R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo  $29,819

19  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. $28,819

20  Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.  $26,799

Steer Wrestling

1  Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.  $106,775

2  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.  $71,494

3  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho  $53,344

4  Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis  $49,275

5  Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah  $46,786

6  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.  $40,568

7  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. $38,021

8  Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas  $37,335

9  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.  $35,039

10  Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta  $33,688

11 J. D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn.  $32,905

12 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark  $32,723

13  Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.  $32,591

14  Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas $32,027

15  Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas $28,036

16  Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis  $27,813

17  Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev $25,911

18  Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho  $25,543

19  Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La  $23,978

20  Shane Frey, Duncan, OK  $21,482

Team Roping (header)

1  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  $61,824

2  Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. $58,190

3  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  $57,734

4  Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.  $53,672

5  Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga  $51,844

6  Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.  $47,702

7  Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.  $41,254

8  Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.  $28,167

9  Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla  $27,647

10 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore  $26,534

11 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. $25,567

12 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta  $24,367
13 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla  $23,889

14 Ryan Reed, Farmington, Calif $23,803

15 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz.  $23,211

16 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn $21,981
17 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.  $21,335

18 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $21,302

19 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash  $21,137

20 Blake Teixeira,Tres Pinos, Calif.  $20,964

Team Roping (heeler)

1  Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.  $58,190
2  Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.  $57,734
3  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.  $53,295

4  Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudent, Brazil  $51,844
5  Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas  $49,846

6  Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas  $48,484
7  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore  $46,063

8  Jake inor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $41,254

9 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, MO  $33,156

10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. $31,678
11 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.  $26,431

12 John Robertson, Polson, Mont.  $25,183
13 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta $24,367
14 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz.  $22,599

15 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.  $21,577

16 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.  $21,302

17 Bradley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.  $21,137

18 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz.  $19,777

19 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.  $19,612

20 Cody Hogan, Athens, Texas $19,507

Saddle Bronc Riding

1  Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas  $94,576
2  CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah  $63,863

3  Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta  $63,703

4  Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.  $54,872

5  Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.  $48,367

6  Andy Reed, Spearman, Texas  $44,942

7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah  $44,873
8  Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta  $42,261
9  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.  $35,663

10 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.  $35,592
11 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah  $34,941
12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah $32,425

13 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas $30,507
14 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah  $29,430

15 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah  $27,620

16 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La  $26,206

17 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.  $25,613

18 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia   $25,269
19 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand  $24,562

20 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas  $24,196

Tie-down Roping

1  Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas  $68,090
2  Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas  $65,261
3  Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas  $63,991
4  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.  $63,558

5 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah  $56,399

6 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.  $48,454
7 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla  $48,006
8 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas  $46,305

9  Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas  $42,655
10 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.  $41,385

11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho  $40,874
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan  $38,540
13 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas  34,864
14 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas  $32,545
15 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga  $31,444
16 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas  $31,047
17 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas  $29,910
18 Ace Stone, Cuero, Texas  $29,515
19 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.  $25,953
20 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas  $25,745

Steer Roping

1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas  $50,337

2  Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas  $41,131
3  Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas $39,401
4  John Bland, turkey, Texas  $37,676

5  JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas  $34,511
6  Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.  $33,724
7  J. Tom Fisher, Andews, Texas  $31,540
8  Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas  $30,063

9  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo  $29,347
10 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $26,556

11 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo  $25,313
12 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas $23,655

13 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.  $21,393
14 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $19,253
15 Shay Good, Midland, Texas  $18,307

16 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas  $16,638

17 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.  $16,607
18 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas  $15,143
19 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.  $15,113
20  Reo Lohse, Kaycee,Wyo.  $14,843

Bull Riding

1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $91,018

2  Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho  $77,412
3  Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.  $75,413
4  Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.  $70,948

5  Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah  $65,578
6  Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.  $59,061
7  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah  $55,362
8  Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas $50,055
9  Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas  $49,613

10 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla  $48,142
11 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Ioa $46,044
12 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas  $44,786

13 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas  $41,305
14 Guthrie urray, Miami, Okla  $39,804
15 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah  $38,385
16 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah  $36,386
17 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas  $36,086
18 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho  $34,184
19 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, texas  $33,150
20 Elliiot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas  $32,933

*2017 Barrel Racing (June 19, 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  $148,432

2  Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.  85,069
3  Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas  $80,017
4  Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore  $75,909
5  Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas  71,307
6  Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.  $47,825
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas $46,271

8  Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas  $45,090
9  Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark  $44,992
10 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas  $43,075
11 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.  $41,682

12 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont.  $34,059
13 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas  $32,168
14 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas  $31,959
15 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.  $30,455
16 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas  $29,943
17 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla.  $29,872
18 Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla.  $28,801
19 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas  $27,702
20 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis  $27,104

2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through June 19, 2017

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla  $32,213
2 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla  $31,053
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo  $29,471

4  Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho  $26,235
5  Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho  $21,086
6  Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa  $16,204
7  Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas  $15,995
8  Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho  $15,901
9  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah  $15,204

10 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas  $14,880
11 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas  $13,796
12 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas,  $13,433

13 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas  $10,909
14 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla.  $10,849
15 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas  $10,651
16 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas  $10,502

17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas  $10,423
18 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas  $10,077
19 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas  $9,941
20 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La  $9,848

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☛ Horseback riding can help stroke victims 6-18–17

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments




June 18, 2017

According to an article on Health published June 16, 2017 and originally published by Thomson/Reuters, a small Swedish study of stroke patients finds that activities such as horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapy can hep them feel like they are recovering faster, even if their stroke occurred years earlier.

Co-author Dr. Michael Nilsson told Reuters Health by phone that the results counter the attitude that stroke patients can’t improve if a year has passed since their brain damage occurred.

The study included 12 weeks of twice-weekly lessons, 56 percent in the riding group and 38 percent in the music group said they had experienced meaningful recovery compared to 17 percent who were not given any extra activity. The self-reported benefit persisted six months after the lessons stopped.

Nilsson, who directs the Hunter Medical Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia, says, “For a big big, big, big group of stroke survivors, it’s highly unethical to say nothing can be done after 12 months. That attitude can kill the motivation for further rehabilitation.

On average, the 123 Swedish volunteers started the study nearly three years after suffering their stoke. The Nilsson team speculated that the physical and social aspects of riding or moving to the music were responsible for the improvements. However, it did not compare them to patients who were given other types of extra attention, such as twice=weekly group outings

The interventions were done on patients who were moderately debilitated. All could walk, use transportation services for the disabled and use the toilet without assistance.

Horseback riding sessions, which lasted four hours and included special exercise, grooming, equipping the therapy horse and 30 minutes of sitting on the horse as it was being led, produced an immediate jump in perceived improvement.

Horseback riding produced immediate and significant improvements in gait and balance in all three tests used by the researchers but by the sixth month of follow-up, only one of the three tests was still showing better performance.

Although limited, the data might help doctors tease out the best types of activities for retraining the brain.

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☛ Think animal abuse law is really a felony? 6-18–17




June 18, 2017

If you think that the Animal Abuse law passed in 2014, making animal abuse a felony, doesn’t have teeth in it, think again – especially if you live in Alabama.

According to WSFA of Alex City, Ala., Nick Patterson, a 30-year-old from Alex City was sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated animal cruelty charges,

Patterson, in a plea deal, pled guilty to nine counts of animal abuse plus three counts of financial transaction card fraud.

After finding 14 living but malnourished dogs in outdoor enclosures where Patterson lived last June, with only dirty water to drink, fed sporadically and neglected for months, police also found the remains of six other collies on the property. Patterson was sentenced to 10 years on each of the nine animal cruelty and abuse counts and three years on each fraud charge. All sentences will run concurrently.

Patterson also tried to flee from police, all the while fraudulently using credit cards and stolen checks. He turned himself in to authorities in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 24.


He may be eligible for parole after he serves a  minimum of 18 years and is not allowed to ever own an animal again.

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☛ Tragedy strikes Joe Suiter 6-8-17



Reprinted from articles on Facebook
June 8, 2017


Joe Suiter loses everything – even his dog!

Tragedy struck at the home of 1990 Futurity Champion Joe Suiter this last week of April. Joe not only lost irreplaceable possessions, all of his clothing, a roof over his head, but most importantly one of his pet chihuahuas “Joey”.

We are seeking funds to rebuild or purchase a small manufactured home for Joe. He is also in need of clothing so any type of assistance & donation is appreciated. Items can be dropped off at his residence in Litchfield Park, AZ.

$1, $5, $10, $20 donations can go a long way during a time of need. Please help us help Joe by donating on GoFundMe!!!! Thank you to all who have donated!!! We are also seeking building materials to be delivered to Joe Suiter 4620 N. Perryville Rd.,

Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 6-6-17

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments



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 (, 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 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.



“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


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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