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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
July 17, 207

Ty Breuer wins Sheridan WYO Rodeo 

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Black Tie was a bareback horse Ty Breuer wanted to ride.

When he was given the chance, Breuer didn’t waste his opportunity.

The Mandan, N.D., cowboy had an 88-point trip on the horse to capture the victory at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo (July 12-15).

“I had seen that horse quite a bit and I always wanted to get on it because it was a real nice horse of Sankey’s,” Breuer said. “Every time I saw that horse, it was outstanding and I was tickled pink to have him and he had a good day and I had a good day.”

This was the first time Breuer won at Sheridan, and he earned $5,273 for his performance at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

“I was trying to remember the last time I even did good there,” said Breuer, 27. “It’s a cool rodeo and winning that money is a good boost because I had a pretty dry Fourth of July run; so, this will really help out.”

Breuer, who was in 16th place in the July 11 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $45,734, bumped up to 12th in the July 17 standings with $51,007.

“I just need to take one horse at a time and keep riding as best as I can and see what happens,” Breuer said.

Breuer has been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER twice – 2013 and 2016. He finished 14th in the final world standings last year with a career-best $114,330 in earnings.

“Part of getting back to the NFR is being mentally strong,” Breuer said. “There are so many good bareback riders wherever you go. I take things as every time you get on a horse it is another chance to help you get to the NFR, so you don’t want to waste it. Vegas is why we rodeo all year long, to make it there. It’s pretty cool to make it there and have an opportunity to win all that money.”

Breuer, who travels with Tanner Aus and his brother Casey Breuer, 24, wouldn’t change a thing about his career plight.

“This is cool and everything I ever wanted,” Ty said. “When I was a little kid, I dreamed about rodeoing at this level. Being on the road all the time with my brother and Tanner also is a lot of fun.”

Other winners at the $258,822 rodeo were all-around cowboy Jason Evans ($4,238 in team roping and steer roping), steer wrestler Blaine Jones (9.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Erich Rogers/Cory Petska (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy (85.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Shining Mountain), tie-down roper Landyn Duncan (18.4 seconds on two head), barrel racer Ivy Hurst (17.16 seconds), steer roper Chet Herren (47.9 seconds on four head), and bull rider Guthrie Murray (87.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Robinson Bulls’ Delco).   

  • Three under 30: The top scores in each of the three roughstock events for the 2017 regular season were all made in towns with populations of less than 30,000 people. The new leader among bull ride scores was made by Gumby Wren, who bested Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s Ralco’s Centrifuge for the first 92-point ride of the regular season in Wapello, Iowa (population 2,037); the leading saddle bronc riding score was by Wade Sundell on Dakota Rodeo’s Chirrikawa in Mandan, N.D. (20,820); and the leading bareback riding score was made by Tim O’Connell on Korkow Rodeo’s Onion Ring in Garden City, Kan. (27,004).
  • Bull rider Will Crain finished second in the bull riding in Wapello with a 91-point ride on JC Kitaif’s Chester’s Flowers, which tied him for the third-best ride of the season. The Wapello PRCA Rodeo is produced entirely by the Wapello (Iowa) High School chapter of Future Farmers of America.
  • Team ropers Cory Clark/Coleby Payne won the second round at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo July 15 with a 3.8-second time, which tied for the fourth-fastest time of the 2017 season. Clark and Payne earned $2,366 for winning the round.

2. Colton Miller notches saddle bronc win at Casper

CASPER, Wyo. – Saddle bronc rider Colton Miller is a resident of the Cowboy State, and he was certainly in a cowboy state of mind this week at the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo.

With a two-head average of 166.5 points, Miller clinched the victory with a short round ride of 84.5 points. Miller’s average total scored just north of two-time World Champion Taos Muncy, who closed with a two-head sum of 163.

Combining his two rides, as well as the average crown, Miller was on the receiving end of $5,030 come Saturday night.

“I drew pretty good,” Miller said. “My first horse was a Big Rafter horse called Who Knows, and I didn’t know much about him but I had heard a lot of good things, and he was really good.”

Miller’s 82-point ride atop Who Knows secured him a place in Saturday night’s final round, where the 24-year-old cowboy saved his best, against the best. Squared off with Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Lunatic Street, the offspring of noted bucking horse Lunatic Fringe, Miller managed to beat the eight-second clock and mark a winning 84.5-point concluding ride, securing the win.

“(Lunatic Street) was really good, and felt really good,” Miller explained.

A resident of Lance Creek, Wyo., Miller’s drive to Casper covered roughly 100 miles down Interstate-25, and naturally, the Mountain Circuit cowboy wasn’t shy in soaking up the emotions that come with winning a close-to-home rodeo.

“It feels pretty good to do well in front of the home state crowd,” Miller said. Chuckling, he added, “I’m guessing I had some fans up there.”

He certainly had fans in the stands of the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, as the short trip to Casper meant that Miller was able to share the thrill with members of his family.

“My grandpa and grandma had come up to watch me in the long round and in the short round,” Miller said.

Despite an “up-and-down” start to his 2017 season, Miller believes that his Casper win is the start to a late-year rally.

“Maybe it’ll help me get my name out there a little more,” Miller noted. “I didn’t have any circuit money won until now, and I hadn’t been to too many circuit rodeos, so this will help with that.”

Other winners at the $239,118 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($1,747 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider David Peebles (168 points on two head), steer wrestlers Cole McNamee and Tom Lewis (7.8 seconds on two head each), team ropers Nelson Wyatt/Trace Porter (10.5 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Scott Kormos (15.6 seconds on two head), barrel racer Taci Bettis (34.56 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Boudreaux Campbell (175 points on two head).

3. 2017 PRCA Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nominations are being sought for the PRCA Donita Barnes Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to recognize PRCA members who have dedicated their lives to the rodeo industry for their commitment, work and contributions. Any active member (or active life member) of the PRCA may nominate eligible contract personnel members for the award.

Nominees must have been a PRCA member for a minimum of 15 years, and may not have won a yearly contract personnel award within 15 years of the date of nomination (life members may be nominated even if they are not actively renewed). Nomination letters of 500 words or less can be mailed to the PRCA, 101 ProRodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80919 or e-mailed to bsorenson@prorodeo.com between now and Aug. 1.

All nominations will be reviewed by an external selection panel. The top five nominees will be voted on by any contract personnel members who have participated in at least one rodeo within that rodeo year.

For more information, contact Brandy Sorenson at the PRCA National Headquarters, 719.593.8840.

4. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream California Rodeo Salinas at 1 p.m. (PT), July 22 and 1 p.m., July 23 … According to the June edition of Australia’s Rodeo News (page 21), former PRCA member Australian native David Worsfold broke the APRA bareback riding record with a score of 91 points at the Nebo Rodeo in May on Gill Brothers’ Little Egypt. He is the reigning APRA bareback riding champion (2015-16) … Dantan Bertsch was recently named assistant rodeo coach at Casper (Wyo.) College. A 2015 graduate of Casper College, Bertsch earned an associate of science degree in agri-business and rodeoed for three seasons under Tom Parker. “My time at Casper College was the best three years of my life,” Bertsch said. During his time as a Thunderbird, he competed in both saddle bronc riding and bareback riding his first two years and bareback riding his final year. Concentrating on one event proved to be a wise choice, as Bertsch was the 2015 Casper College High Point Champion, the 2015 Central Rocky Mountain Region Bareback Riding Champion and a 2015 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Finals qualifier. Bertsch will join Casper head coach Jhett Johnson and the team next month … Fans at the Aug. 3 performance of Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg this year are asked to wear pink to show awareness and recognition of cancer. For every fan wearing pink to that night of the rodeo, the Phillipsburg Rodeo Association will donate $1 to cancer research and local cancer patients, and voluntary donations will be collected that night … Tickets are available online for the 32nd Annual Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills (Calif.) Expo Center, Sept. 23-24. Joining the event this year are members of the Veterans Benefit Team Roping Foundation. Those who have served the country will be in the ring for roping events to entertain and to celebrate the contributions made by men and women of the armed forces. The Gabriel Foundation, the rodeo producer, has helped thousands of young people in the East San Gabriel Valley who are mentally challenged, physically handicapped or come from disadvantaged or abusive homes. Since its inception in 1985, the Gabriel Foundation has contributed more than $2.3 million to various charities helping these children in need. The Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, and more than $98,000 was donated last year with proceeds from the 2016 rodeo. Tickets may be purchased at www.industryhillsprorodeo.org … The 2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant is on tap in Woodward, July 19-22. The pageant will feature horsemanship competitions, speeches, fashion shows, a parade, and more. Events during the week all lead up to the coronation July 22 at the Woodward County Event Center. The pageant will feature 14 Oklahoma girls and young women competing for the titles of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Sweetheart. When the winners of each title are chosen during the coronation, they will enter the Lady in Waiting program. “This is the time they prepare you for your year as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma,” 2017 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Calli Newman said to the Woodward News. “You go out and find sponsors, take pictures, and they get to go watch the Miss Rodeo America pageant.” … The Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup, which takes place at the Grant County Fair, gets underway next month. The Grant County Fair is Aug. 15-19, while the Moses Lake Roundup is Aug. 17-19. The fair and the rodeo are teaming up again this year to offer a combo ticket. For $18, people age 10 and older will be allowed to attend all three nights of the rodeo and all four days of the fair, according to Tyler Brown, the treasurer of the Moses Lake Rodeo Association. For those 7-9 years old, combo tickets cost $6. Children under 6 are free, Brown said. Tickets are expected to go on sale at the Green Gate when the rodeo offices open to the public on July 25.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Being called ProRodeo Hall of Famer Mike Beers has a good ring to it. This is for real. You’re now one of those guys you looked up to.”

– Mike Beers, team roping heeler told the ProRodeo Sports News about his upcoming induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 5.

5. Next Up

July 18            Snake River Stampede, Nampa, Idaho, begins

July 19            Franklin County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Hampton, Iowa, begins

July 19            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR), begins

July 19            Eagle County (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo begins

July 19            Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days begins

July 19            Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo, Pretty Prairie, Kan., begins

July 19            Days of ’47 Cowboys Games and Rodeo, Salt Lake City, Utah, begins

July 19            Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo begins

July 20            Harrington (Del.) ProRodeo

July 20            Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo begins

July 20            Wahoo (Neb.) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 20            California Rodeo Salinas begins

July 21            Rice County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Faribault, Minn.

July 21            46th annual Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 21            Neshoba County Fair & Rodeo, Philadelphia, Miss., begins

July 21            Marias River Stampede, Shelby, Mont., begins

July 21            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 21            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 21            K Days Rodeo, Edmonton, Alberta, begins

July 22            Lake Luzerne (N.Y.) Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

July 22            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 22            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 22            Saline County Fair Rodeo, Crete, Neb., begins

July 22            Moose Mountain ProRodeo Series, Kennedy, Sask., begins

July 22            Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, Wrangler MDT Rodeo begins

July 22            Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo Rookie Saddle Bronc, permit section

6. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 17, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $86,888
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $86,888
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 17, 2017

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 93,067
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 74,366
5 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 73,272
6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 68,926
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 61,348
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 58,417
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 56,027
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 41,539
12 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 39,979
13 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 34,344
15 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 34,135
16 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
17 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 30,220
18 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,633
20 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 22,394
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 84,044
3 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 77,536
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,231
6 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 61,933
7 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 61,497
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 58,408
9 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 57,729
10 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
11 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 56,130
12 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 51,007
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 50,283
14 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,756
15 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
16 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 46,654
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 41,068
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 84,330
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 62,934
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 58,265
5 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 54,950
6 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 54,868
7 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,119
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 49,676
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 47,817
11 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 47,715
12 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 44,782
13 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 44,278
14 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
15 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 41,180
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 40,041
18 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039
Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $86,888
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 82,375
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 76,115
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 68,562
5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 68,528
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 62,865
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,724
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 48,845
10 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 47,369
11 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,770
12 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 34,779
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 34,775
14 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 34,235
15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 32,981
16 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
17 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 32,214
18 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 31,399
19 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 30,839
20 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 30,591
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $86,888
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $82,375
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 69,524
4 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 68,562
5 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 67,854
6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 57,432
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,724
9 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 53,086
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 52,897
11 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
12 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 47,369
13 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,770
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 34,827
16 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
17 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 31,162
18 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 30,591
19 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 29,563
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 29,181
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 88,604
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 63,629
5 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 59,745
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,857
7 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 54,842
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 53,753
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 52,457
10 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 49,376
11 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
12 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 44,653
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,452
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 35,920
17 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 35,690
18 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 35,541
19 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 35,118
20 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 34,843
Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 83,958
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,471
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 74,001
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 62,723
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 54,841
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 53,475
11 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 52,537
12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 52,240
13 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 52,119
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 51,700
15 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 48,083
16 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 47,059
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 46,972
18 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 39,204
20 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 37,086
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 51,544
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 50,551
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 49,299
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 40,494
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,581
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 30,350
11 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
12 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 26,101
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 23,939
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 23,685
16 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,117
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,777
20 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 109,399
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 92,507
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 87,855
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 73,354
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 73,321
8 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 67,535
9 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
10 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 62,935
11 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 61,529
12 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 59,581
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 58,140
14 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 56,940
15 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 51,766
17 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 49,920
18 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 46,559
20 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 40,923

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 17, 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 $224,683
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 117,191
3 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 108,627
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 105,155
5 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 103,922
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 94,503
7 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 66,189
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 63,200
9 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 54,831
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 53,008
11 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 51,730
12 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 51,334
13 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 49,229
14 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 48,855
15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 48,408
16 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 47,352
17 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 46,537
18 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 45,575
19 Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 43,323
20 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 41,881
8. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 17, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 12,037
15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,961
16 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
17 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
18 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
19 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
20 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
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☛ Reined Cow Horse industry to have 3 major futurities 7-14-17

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

REINED COW HORSE ENTHUSIASTS TO HAVE THREE MAJOR FUTURITIES IN 2015

 

EVENTS TO BE HELD 1,640 MILES APART

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 13, 2017

There’s a new kid on the block that is holding a reined cow horse futurity and sale within the industry’s list of reined cow horse futurities.

 

At first there was one: the National Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity in Reno Nev. Then a branch of members broke off and started the National Stock Horse Association, which holds an annual Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif. And now a new group, headed by Smoky Pritchett, has formed the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, which will take place in Reno, Nev., since the NRCHA Futurity that had been held in Reno, has moved to Fort Worth, Texas.

 

THE NEW EVENT – RENO SBF:

This year, the NRCHA announced that they were moving their Reno event over 1,600 miles from Reno to Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, where they would receive state and city money for the event. That left Reno without a Reined Cow Horse Futurity.

 

That didn’t sit well with several California owners and riders of snaffle bit horses. In an open letter on the Internet, Smoky Pritchett wrote, “You are all aware of the move of the Snaffle Bit Futurity from Reno to Texas. California lost the Hackamore Classic along with the Bridle Spectacular several years ago. Now we are losing our largest show and sale (The NRCHA Futurity and Sale).”

 

With the help of Lucas Oil and Save The Harvest, who have been sponsoring a lot of horse events lately, there will now be a new Snaffle Bit Futurity, Horse Show and Sale called the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity & Sale, scheduled to be held Sept. 8-17 in Reno, Nev., taking the place of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The new group advertised that there will be a whole day dedicated to the Amateur riders on Sunday, Sept. 17.

 

They need your support so as not to lose more California cow Horse events, especially in Northern California. We have entry forms available if you cannot download one from their web page: https://www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com.

 

So this year, there will be three snaffle bit futurities, starting with the National Stock Horse Association’s event, scheduled for Aug. 22-27 in Paso Robles, Calif. Next will be the new snaffle bit futurity event in Reno Sept. 8-17, with $200,000 in added money, and the final event will be the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, with added money of over $606,000..

 

Editor’s Note: A call was made to Shawn Martin of the NSHA regarding the added money for their Futurity; however, my call was not returned. Martin can be reached at 623-217-3879

 

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☛ House Committee votes to reopen horse slaughter plants 7-14-17

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ABUSE, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

American horses are held in export pens in Texas and New Mexico before transported to slaughter in Mexico. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS

The same lawmakers who voted July 12 to reopen U.S. horse slaughter plants are blocking a different bill backed by The HSUS that would forbid the transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption to other countries.

Can the bill be amended or defunded before it reaches the President’s desk?

The following is a press release from Wayne Parcelles,the President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.

July 12, the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted narrowly to give the green light for the reopening of horse slaughter plants in the United States. There were 27 members of Congress who voted against the bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., and Charlie Dent, R-Pa., to bar horse slaughter operations in the United States, and 25 who supported it. All but one Democrat on the committee voted to oppose this dreadful idea, while 26 of 30 Republicans favored it.

The vote on the amendment was as unimaginable as the rhetoric from the horse slaughter crowd was hypocritical.

Unimaginable because American horses deserve a better fate than to be gathered up by a disreputable “kill buyer” who outbids a rescuer at an auction, loaded onto an overcrowded truck, and then stunned, hoisted up by a leg, and pulled apart piece by piece – which is exactly what the 27 lawmakers who voted against the Roybal-Allard/Dent amendment are trying to sanction. We don’t do this to dogs or cats when we don’t have homes for them, and it should be unthinkable to do this to the domesticated animal that helped settle the nation. I pity the people who don’t see the majesty of these American icons and who are numb to their suffering.

Hypocritical because the lawmakers who spoke out against the amendment to ban horse slaughter – again, these are the Representatives who want to allow horse slaughter – actually feigned an interest in protecting horses. A couple of them lamented the long-distance transport of American horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter for human consumption, and said that we might as well slaughter horses here in the United States so they don’t have to be transported.

That logic would make a little sense until you realize that these same lawmakers are blocking a different bill backed by The HSUS that would forbid the transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption to other countries. Only one of the lawmakers who voted to reopen horse slaughter plants in the United States is a cosponsor of that broader anti-slaughter bill, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, which is led by four animal welfare champions — Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Janice Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M.

How can you lament the long-distance transport of horses for slaughter to Canada or Mexico and then fight the bill that addresses that very thing? You can do so only if you say one thing and do another.

The defeat of the amendment to bar U.S.-based horse slaughter plants from operating is an ugly start for the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J. The newly anointed chairman represents a suburban district in New Jersey, and his constituents favor our position in droves. He defied their wishes on this vote, just as he defied their wishes earlier in the year in voting to overturn a Fish and Wildlife Service rule to stop the aerial tracking, landing, and shooting of grizzly bears, and to stop the shooting of wolves and other predators during their denning seasons on national wildlife refuges.

What kind of person wants to kill grizzly bears on wildlife refuges and slaughter American horses on U.S. soil?

Reps. Robert Aderholdt, R-Ala., Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Mark Amodei, R-Nev. also favored horse slaughter in the debate today. To their credit, Reps. Roybal-Allard, Dent, Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., Barbara Lee, D-Calif, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., spoke in favor of the ban on U.S. horse slaughter.

“As a lifelong Republican, I’m deeply saddened and quite ashamed to see my fellow conservatives go to such great lengths to promote the slaughter of American equines,” said Marty Irby, who heads the HSUS equine campaign. “I hope the members who profess to be fiscal conservatives will reflect upon this vote that would have saved millions of taxpayer dollars annually – and begin to practice what they preach.”

As Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., noted in a public statement, this battle is not over. If House leaders bring the agriculture spending bill to the floor, our congressional allies may be able to offer the amendment there and win when all House lawmakers have a chance to vote on the issue. And if even that doesn’t happen, we expect to win a horse slaughter defund amendment in the Senate, which would give us a chance to prevail when the final bill is negotiated and sent to President Trump.

This is how lawmakers voted on the amendment to protect horses:

YES (25)

Peter Aguilar, D-Calif.-31, Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.-2, Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.-17, Katherine Clark, D-Mass.-5, Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.-3, Charlie Dent, R- Pa.-15, David Joyce, R-Ohio-14, Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio-9, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash.-6, Barbara Lee, D-Calif.-13, Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.-17, Betty McCollum, D-Minn.-4, Grace Meng, D-N.Y.-6, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine-1, Mark Pocan, D-Wis.-2, David Price, D-N.C.-4, Mike Quigley, D-Ill.-5, Tom Rooney, R-Fla.-17, Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.-40, Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.-2, Tim Ryan, D-Ohio-13, José Serrano, D-N.Y.-15, Peter Visclosky, D-Ind.-1, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.-23, and Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.-3

NO (27)

Robert Aderhold, R-Ala.-4, Mark Amodie, R-Nev.-2, Ken Calvert, R-Calif.-42, John Carter, R-Texas-31, Tom Cole, R-Okla.-4, Henry Cuellar, D-Texas-28, John Abney Culberson, R-Texas-7, Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.-25, Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.-3, Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nev.-1, Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.-11, Kay Granger, R-Texas-12, Tom Graves, R-Ga.-14, Andy Harris, R-Md.-1, Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.-3, Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va.-3, John Moolenaar, R-Mich.-4, Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.-4, Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.-4, Martha Roby, R-Ala.-2, Harold Rogers, R-Ky.-5, Michael Simpson, R-Idaho-2, Chris Stewart, R-Utah-2, Scott Taylor, R-Va.-2, David Valadao, R-Calif.-21, Steve Womack, R-Ark.-3, and David Young, R-Iowa-3

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☛ Horse Sale News 7-14-17

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

HORSE SALE NEWS

July 14, 2017

NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR SALE:

The 2017 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, managed by Jeremy and Candace Barwick, is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth. There are 145 head of horses  cataloged, with a list of horses selling and a copy of the sale catalog available at www.westernbloodstock.com.

The sale, starting at 8 a.m., includes a Sale Incentive, in which all eligible yearlings sold at any Western Bloodstock Sale throughout the year are eligible to participate in the Bl-Western Bloodstock Sale Incentive. The seller/buyer has the option to pay $600 to make that foal eligible for the Bl-Western Bloodstock Sale Incentive purse which will be paid out to the 4 highest advancing eligible foals in the Open and Non-Pro classes of the BI Derby in the year of competition. To date, the program has paid out more than $600,000.

The sale is being held during the NCHA Summer Spectacular, held from July 17-Aug. 6, This event is the final leg of the NCHA Triple Crown of Cutting and is contested 21 days. It features the NCHA Derby for 4-year-olds, and the NCHA Classic Challenge for 5/6-year-olds and offers a purse of over $2 million. As the third jewel in the NCHA Triple Crown, the NCHA Derby has seen just three Open horses, and one Non-Pro horse claim the Triple Crown title. The NYCHA Convention and Scholarship Cutting are held in conjunction with the Spectacular which brings the youth to the forefront of the competition.

For a sale catalog, go to www.westernbloodstock.com. For an NCHA Summer Spectacular schedule, go to: www.nchacutting.com.

 

AGED GELDINGS AVERAGE $7,670 AT WESTERN HERITAGE CLASSIC RANCH HORSE SALE:

The Western Heritage Classic Invitational Ranch Horse Sale was held in Abilene, Texas in May and included registered Quarter Horses from 24 prominent ranches.

The horses brought a record average of $7,670, wit the average on aged geldings (4 years of age and older) being $13,885. Topping the sale was TRR Sharlenas Pepcid consigned by Tongue River Ranch, Dumont, Texas, purchased by Glenn Springer of Aspermont for $25,000.

The Guitar Ranch of Abilene won the championship in the Ranch Rodeo. The Top Remuda Award went to Tongue River Ranch. Robert First of the Stuart Ranch in Waurika, Okla., showed the top Horse, SR Surprise Party (Quest). Cody Aaron of the Guitar Ranch was judged Top Hand.

The above information came from the Lone Star Horse report. 

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☛ Association News 7-13-17

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

ASSOCIATION NEWS:

 

July 13, 2017

Kurt Crawford, the former senior sale executive at the National Cutting Horse Association, has joined the AMERICAN PAINT HORSE ASSOCIATION (APHA), where he will be director of business development, which includes their sales and sponsorship program.

 

Crawford was also previously the Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association, director of operations at M3 Companies, and director of sale and marketing at Rancharrah.

 

Crawford is a native of Pennsylvania; however, he earned two degrees at Western Kentucky University. His history in the performance horse industry included competing in reining, cutting and cow horse events.   You can contact him at (817) 222-6445 or e-mail him at kcrawford@apha.com.

 

The AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION (AQHA) has added to their staff with Tex Ann Kraft becoming the new senior director of business development. Having numerous marketing awards under her belt, she will be responsible for AQHA’s corporate partnerships and will help provide guidance for the association’s publication and digital media assets. She has previously held executive positions with Turn-Key Marketing & Promotions, Sprint, AMC Theaters and Hallmark Cards.

 

Also, Jazlyn Rice was promoted to business development manager and will direct the management of all advertising accounts. She joined the AQHA in 2016 as an account executive coming from being a territory sale manager for Ariat International.

 

The NATIONAL CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION will be holding their Summer Spectacular beginning Monday, July 17, going through Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

The NCHA Summer Spectacular, held over 20 days, is the final leg of the NCHA Triple Crown of Cutting and features the NCHA Derby for 4-year-olds, and the NCHA Classic Challenge for 5/6-year-olds and offers a purse of over $2 million.

 

According to the NCHA, as the third jewel in the NCHA Triple Crown, the NCHA Derby has seen just three Open horses, and one Non-Pro horse claim the Triple Crown title.

 

Also, the NYCHA Convention and Scholarship Cutting are held in conjunction with the Spectacular which brings the youth to the forefront of the competition. Go to www.nchacutting.com and click on Triple Crown events for a schedule and results of the show.

 

During the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Canada, the NCHA held a high-paying Mercuria cutting with David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, Texas, taking home the largest paycheck of $13,330 for a 225 score by Clint Allen riding their 9-year-old QB Cat (High Brow Cat x Quintan Blue) in the Open Division. The pair is also ranked fifth in this year’s NCHA World Championship Open Standings. The Reserve title went to Kevin and Sandy Knight’s Eazee E, ridden by Tatum Rice to a close 224, and colleting a $9,553.33 paycheck for the Weatherford, Texas couple.

 

In the Non-Pro division, Shannon Lamb, Boerne, Texas, riding Rue Du Ichi took home the top paycheck of $9,646.67 for a 220.5 score. The Reserve title went to Kaila Stewart, Crossfield, Alberta, Canada, riding Clays Little CD to a 220, taking home 47,352.67.

 

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 7-13-17

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
July 13, 2017

 

ProRodeo Hall of Famer Winston Bruce passes 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Fame saddle bronc rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79.

Bruce’s PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965.

Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989, becoming the first Canadian competitor to receive that honor. He also was inducted in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1998.

“The world of rodeo is one of the greatest lives,” Bruce said in a 1988 article in the ProRodeo Sports News. “Doing what you like to do makes you good at what you’re doing.”

The native of Stettler, Alberta, developed a winning style through hours of practice, even in the snow. He summed up his formula for success as nerve, ability, coordination, balance and try.

Bruce also was the 1957-58 Canadian saddle bronc riding champion, and he won the saddle bronc riding title at Calgary (Alberta) and Cheyenne (Wyo.) in 1959.

Bruce, in rodeo circles, was sometimes referred to as “a homemade bronc rider.” This was in respectful reference to the fact he developed and perfected a wondrous and winning bronc riding style, under the direction of his father, Laurence, in home practice arenas.

The son of a stock contractor and bronc rider, Bruce grew up around cowboys and rodeos. In May 1965, he put on his first Winston Bruce Rodeo College, a roughstock riding school. In 1969, Bruce made the move from competing to working in rodeo. He was named assistant arena director of the Calgary Stampede, and in 1970, he became arena director.

From 1980 through 2002, he served as division manager for the rodeo, supervising the production of the Calgary Stampede and the rodeo stock breeding program.

 

 

2. Smidt is Cowboy Christmas top timed-event earner 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gifts were a plenty for tie-down roper Caleb Smidt during the 2017 Cowboy Christmas.

The 2015 world champion won $30,199 during the wild rodeo run.

“Man, things went really well for me,” Smidt said. “I think what really helped me is the horsepower I had.”

Smidt’s performance wasn’t far off of tie-down roper Shane Hanchey’s single-event, timed-event Cowboy Christmas record of $32,293 in earnings, which was set in 2016.

Smidt was able to stuff his Cowboy Christmas stockings by riding his bay horse, Pockets, who is 10, and Iron, 7. Iron is a sorrel horse who belongs to Walter Johnson and is ridden by Smidt and eight-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Justin Maass.

“I pretty much rode Pockets everywhere, and he was awesome,” Smidt said. “It was great to also have Iron because everywhere I rode him, he did his job. I drew good at the rodeos and I had a lot of chances to win and I took advantage at most of them.”

Smidt also rode Pockets at the 2015 WNFR, where he doubled up as the WNFR average winner and world champ.

Smidt’s largest earnings during the Cowboy Christmas run came at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, Cody (Wyo.) Stampede and the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz. He cashed in a $9,802 payday in Greeley – all in tie-down roping – and he also took all-around cowboy honors thanks to competing in team roping.

Smidt then earned $9,475 at Cody by splitting first place with Sterling Smith as each recorded 7.7-second times. He added another $6,274 at Prescott – $3,463 for winning the two-head average with an 18.1-second time – while aboard Iron.

 

Here are the final, unofficial Cowboy Christmas earnings after July 10. 

  • Top timed-event money finishers are as follows:
TIMED EVENTS
1. Caleb Smidt, TD $30,199
2. Kaleb Driggers, TR1 $26,540
Junior Nogueira, TR2 $26,540
4. Kyle Irwin, SW $24,504
5. Levi Simpson, TR1 $22,649
6. Tanner Milan, SW $22,555
7. Jeremy Buhler, TR2 $21,921
8. Riley Minor, TR1 $21,081
Brady Minor, TR2 $21,081
10. Clay Smith, TR1 $20,742
Paul Eaves, TR2 $20,742
12. Will Lummus, SW $20,235

 

 

3. Green is top Cowboy Christmas roughstock winner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket, but Canadian saddle bronc rider Layton Green is going to need bigger pockets as he more than doubled his 2017 earnings during Cowboy Christmas.

In roughly 10 days, Green won $26,590 by competing at 14 rodeos – nearly half his winnings stemmed from his success at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, with $14,542 won at a single rodeo. (Green also won $690 at the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede).

Green had six flights and spent about 50 hours on the road during his 10-day run that stretched from Ponoka to Airdrie, Alberta, to Williams Lake, British Columbia, then on to Oregon and down into South Dakota and Colorado.

With so many rodeos happening at the same time, Green had to decide between competing at the short round of Ponoka or the short round at Greeley, but drawing Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior for the final round in Ponoka made the choice easy.

“I was excited when I saw what I drew in Ponoka,” Green said. “That made it easier to figure out where I was going to go.”

He made the right decision, as his 87.25-point ride in the final round placed him first in the average and granted him a spot in the showdown round, where he placed second for a grand total of $14,542 earned in Ponoka.

“I was in the heat of the moment, but I was pretty happy and it takes the pressure off,” Green said. “It was the cherry on top.”

“He had a great Cowboy Christmas and he drew good horses and kicked their ass,” said Green’s traveling partner, saddle bronc rider Jake Watson (a 2016 qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER). “He’s always done good on the Fourth of July.”

 

Top roughstock money winners over Cowboy Christmas are as follows:

 

 

ROUGHSTOCK EVENTS
1. Layton Green, SB $25,900
2. Sage Kimzey, BR $24,227
3. Tim O’Connell, BB $24,102
4. Joe Frost, BR $23,532
5. J.R. Vezain, BB $23,128
6. Dustin Bowen, BR $21,521
7. Jake Vold, BB $20,583
8. Steven Peebles, BB $19,580
9. Zeke Thurston, SB $18,448
10. Garrett Smith, BR $17,004
11. Ty Wallace, BR $15,878
12. Richmond Champion, BB $15,876


Tops in each event over Cowboy Christmas

 

BB Tim O’Connell $24,102
SW Kyle Irwin $24,504
TR1 Kaleb Driggers $26,540
TR2 Junior Nogueira $26,540
SB Layton Green $25,900
TD Caleb Smidt $30,199
BR Sage Kimzey $24,227
SR Troy Tillard $5,688
  • Versatility pays off: Two multiple-event cowboys, Cody Doescher and Marcus Theriot, nearly cracked into the Cowboy Christmas timed-event Top 10. Doescher ranked 13th among timed-event contestants with $19,388 in team roping heeling and bulldogging; Theriot was just behind him at 14th with $19,321 in steer wrestling, team roping heading and tie-down roping. Theriot was the only top cowboy to earn money in three events.
  • Spreading it around: Seventeen cowboys not in the Top 30 of the world standings before Cowboy Christmas – including six not in the Top 50 – made more than $10,000 during the lucrative midseason week. They were led by steer wrestler Kyle Irwin, who entered Cowboy Christmas ranked 37th, earned the most of anyone in his event with $24,504, and jumped to No. 11 in today’s world standings. Among roughstock contestants, bareback rider Steven Peebles came in 48th, earned $19,580 and moved up to 24th. Cowboys who were on the outside of the Top 50, but earned their way in with Cowboy Christmas money, were led by heeler Cody Doescher, who had appeared in the June all-around standings but not in any individual event; he entered the team roping standings at 19th after earning $15,184 in that event during the week (he also earned $4,204 in steer wrestling).
  • Payday: The biggest single check of Cowboy Christmas went to bareback rider Jake Vold, who picked up $17,579 in Ponoka, Alberta, by placing second in the first round and then sweeping the finals round, the average and the showdown round. The biggest check in the United States was written by the Greeley Stampede to tie-down roper Cade Swor: $11,344. Six additional PRCA contestants picked up checks of more than $10,000 at rodeos south of the 49th Parallel: bareback rider Tim O’Connell, $10,892 in St. Paul, Ore.; team roping brothers Brady and Riley Minor, $10,233 each in Greeley, Colo.; bareback rider Tyler Nelson, $10,032 in Cody, Wyo.; saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer, $10,025 in St. Paul; and bull rider Brady Portenier, $10,382, also in St. Paul.

 

 

4. ProRodeo Hall of Fame welcomes horses

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is once again having its live animal display at the Hall in Colorado Springs.

This year, a pair of Summit Pro Rodeo horses – Powder Wash and Bill Picket – are spending the summer at the ProRodeo HOF. The horses arrived July 7.

Powder Wash was born in 1992 and retired from competition in 2013. Powder Wash was raised in Powder Wash., Colo., hence the name. He is a rider-friendly saddle bronc horse.

Bill Picket was born in 1999 and retired in 2013. He was named after the ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Bill Pickett. Pickett, who was born in 1870, was credited with founding steer wrestling.

The horse, Bill Picket, was selected to compete in the Mountain States Circuit Finals several times.

 

 

5. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the WYO PRCA Rodeo in Sheridan, Wyo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 15 … The Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede paid tribute to rodeo legend Harry Vold with patches for all 96 participants in the final round July 3. The Vold family also had a bench made to commemorate the “Duke of the Chutes” and a video of Vold speaking was played for the crowd at the highest-paying rodeo of Cowboy Christmas. Vold passed away on March 13 at 93 years old, after a lifetime of ProRodeo success that led to his induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1994, and then being named a Legend of ProRodeo in 2009. “It’s Harry’s hometown and he got his start here, and he was a longtime supporter and member of the Stampede,” said Blair Vold, president of the Ponoka Stampede, and Harry Vold’s nephew. The 96 contestants who qualified for the final round had Vold’s signature brand, the Bar HV, underneath their number. The bench was made by Bruce Harbin Welding in Ponoka and will be placed outside of the Ponoka Stampede’s rodeo office … ProRodeo Hall of Famer Ted Nuce will host a bull riding clinic at the rodeo arena west of the McAlester (Okla.) Southeast Expo Center on July 14-15. Nuce, a 1985 PRCA world champion, was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2009. The clinic is open to riders 6 years and older, and costs $200 per person. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. each day. All riders must sign a waiver form available the day of the camp or via early registration by calling 940.577.7909 … The Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo turned 75 years old July 9. Former Drummond Trojan and University of Montana football star Chase Reynolds was grand marshal of the parade that was held prior to the rodeo July 9. Reynolds, an NFL free agent, started the procession on the same end of town the original rodeo was held, in a field near the Wagon Wheel Café … The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign was established in ProRodeo 13 years ago with the mission to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. For some communities, the campaign is about giving locally and fighting all levels of cancer. That’s the case with the TETWP at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair and Rodeo, which takes place July 19-22, at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. “We partner with the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, and it’s really amazing that we get to benefit its patients,” said Hanna Albertson, chairwoman of the fair and rodeo’s advisory committee, in a press release. “I think it’s important that we give back locally.” Christine Albertson has been with Shaw since 2012, and in that time, Tough Enough to Wear Pink has contributed $27,785 to the cancer center. That money is utilized in various ways to assist patients with their treatments … Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson hopes a $3 million investment in the Garfield County Fairgrounds pays off for the county and his native Rifle, Colo., with new events that draw crowds from around the state and region. Some of the improvements to the fairgrounds include new stalls for horses and livestock, a new PA system, improvements to the indoor arena and a northeast entrance on 12th Street that is currently under construction. Samson expects the construction to be completed in time for the county’s fair and rodeo from July 31 through Aug. 6. The Garfield County Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event takes place Aug. 2 and the Garfield County Fair & PRCA Rodeo is Aug. 3.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I think it’s really neat, and I know he’d be pleased – he loved this kind of thing.”

– Kirsten Vold said to the ProRodeo Sports News about the tribute to her father, Harry Vold, at the Ponoka Stampede on July 3.

 

 

6. Next Up

July 11            Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, Casper, Wyo., begins

July 12            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Bulls & Bands, permit section (BR), begins

July 12            Sheridan (Wyo.) WYO Rodeo begins

July 13            Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days Xtreme Bulls Division 2

July 13            Bear Paw Roundup, Chinook, Mont., begins

July 13            Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison, Colo., begins

July 13            Ute Stampede, Nephi, Utah, begins

July 13            Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, Mitchell, S.D., begins

July 14            Silver State Stampede, Elko, Nev., begins

July 14            Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo begins

July 14            Buckin’ on the River, Savannah, Tenn., begins

July 14            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 14            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, permit section (BR), begins

July 14            Extreme Events Championship Rodeo, Waconia, Minn., begins

July 14            Wapello (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo begins

July 14            Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days begins

July 14            Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede begins

July 15            Lake Luzerne (N.Y.) Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

July 15            Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series

July 15            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 16            Rodeo de Campeones, Saltillo, Mexico

July 16            C.M. Russell Stampede, Stanford, Conn.

 

 

7. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through July 11, 2017

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $85,294
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente, Prudente, Brazil $85,294
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

 

 

8. 2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through July 11, 2017

 

All-around
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $109,767
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 86,844
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 74,624
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 73,272
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 73,235
6 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 68,701
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 61,013
8 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 55,446
9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 54,741
10 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 49,240
11 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 39,980
12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 39,177
13 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 38,331
14 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 32,609
15 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
16 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 31,992
17 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
18 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Calif. 29,023
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 22,633
20 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 22,394

 

Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $117,392
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 84,044
3 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 77,536
4 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
5 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 65,231
6 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 59,752
7 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 59,120
8 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 57,801
9 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 57,048
10 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 55,353
11 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 54,006
12 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,756
13 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 47,554
14 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 46,882
15 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 46,654
16 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 45,734
17 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 44,111
18 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 43,871
19 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 43,655
20 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 39,428

 

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $124,735
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 84,330
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 62,934
4 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 58,265
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,119
6 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 50,514
7 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 50,479
8 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
9 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 49,065
10 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 46,031
11 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 43,908
12 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 43,651
13 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041
14 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 42,718
15 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 42,027
16 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 40,205
17 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 40,041
18 Chance Howard, Cedarville, Ark. 38,710
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 37,700
20 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 35,039

 

Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $85,294
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 77,412
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 76,115
4 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 67,224
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 66,505
6 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 59,265
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 54,364
8 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
9 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 47,009
10 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,801
11 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 40,099
12 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 34,779
13 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 33,798
14 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,886
15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 32,467
16 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 30,650
17 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 30,500
18 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 30,420
19 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 30,268
20 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 30,231

 

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $85,294
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 77,412
3 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 68,220
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 67,586
5 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 66,505
6 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 64,254
7 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 56,301
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,364
9 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 51,334
10 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
11 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 47,009
12 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 46,801
13 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 44,340
14 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 39,111
15 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 34,827
16 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 31,377
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 28,514
18 Tanner Luttrell, Oroville, Calif. 27,542
19 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 27,501
20 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 27,021

 

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $121,549
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 88,604
3 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 67,002
4 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 63,629
5 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 59,745
6 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,761
7 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 49,376
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 49,147
9 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
10 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 47,953
11 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 47,207
12 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 46,698
13 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 41,840
14 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,306
15 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 36,483
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 35,690
17 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 35,541
18 Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia 34,893
19 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 34,244
20 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 33,541

 

Tie-down Roping
1 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $101,117
2 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 81,531
4 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 75,471
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 67,777
6 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 62,617
7 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 60,571
8 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 59,564
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 52,240
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 51,202
11 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 50,653
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 50,643
13 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 49,590
14 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 48,083
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 46,788
16 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 46,724
17 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 44,563
18 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 42,126
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 38,842
20 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 37,086

 

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Vin Fisher Jr.., Andrews, Texas 47,667
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 47,306
4 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 44,704
5 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
6 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 35,259
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,105
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
11 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
12 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 26,791
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 25,421
14 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
15 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 22,987
16 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 22,461
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 19,193
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552
20 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,437

 

Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $113,477
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 109,399
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 92,899
4 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 89,596
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 87,455
6 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 73,321
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 69,495
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 63,466
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 57,880
11 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 57,606
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 56,940
13 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 54,947
14 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
15 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 51,836
16 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 49,261
17 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826
18 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 45,184
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 44,339
20 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 40,923

 

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 11, 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 $163,433
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 91,700
3 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 91,503
4 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 89,922
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 86,983
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 73,324
7 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 60,001
8 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 52,688
9 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 47,831
10 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 47,620
11 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 46,677
12 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 45,640
13 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 43,075
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 42,796
15 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 40,358
16 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 39,511
17 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 38,600
18 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 37,762
19 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 35,700
20 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 35,430

 

 

 

9. 2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through July 11, 2017

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $46,500
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 40,563
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 31,053
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 26,235
5 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 21,086
6 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 20,076
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 19,364
8 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 16,204
9 Trevor Kastner, Sulphur, Okla. 16,059
10 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,204
11 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 14,880
12 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 13,796
13 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 13,433
14 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 11,889
15 Markus Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas 11,556
16 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 11,018
17 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 10,909
18 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 10,692
19 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 10,651
20 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 10,502

 

 

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