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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 4-18-17


Courtesy PRCA
April 18, 2017

Bloom wins Clark County Fair & Rodeo

Bareback rider Wyatt Bloom’s rookie season is off to a booming start.

The grand total of $6,280 he won at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Nev., pushed him even further ahead of his competition in the PRCA Resistol Rookie Standings and could be just the boost he needs to burst the bubble and get into the Top 15 of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“I’m just overwhelmed, because I try to take it one rodeo at a time and not get too caught up in the standings,” Bloom said. “I know there is a lot of season left, and while my goal is to make the Finals, I just want to keep making solid rides to stay in the hunt for the NFR.”

Bloom kicked off the Logandale rodeo by winning the first round with an 84-point ride on Bridwell Pro Rodeos’ Caddy Wagon, despite some equipment issues with his bareback rigging.

“I’m really fortunate it worked out,” Bloom said. “I told myself I want to make it and won’t stop until it works out. This weekend proved that I can do it. All my hard work and time to the sport is paying off.”

Winning Logandale brought this 23-year-old Oregon cowboy a bit of redemption as his 84.5-point ride on another Bridwell horse, Beaver Fever, in the final round sealed the deal to win the average.

“The last time I got on that horse, he made me do two cartwheels,” Bloom said. “That was a couple of years ago in Canby, Ore., when I was on my permit.”

Bloom led the 2016 RAM Columbia River Circuit standings by more than $10,000 while still on his permit and he’s on track for a repeat performance his rookie year. The win in Logandale moved Bloom up two spots in the world standings to 14th.

“I’ve been working towards it for a while,” Bloom said of getting into the Top 15. “I’m pretty tickled about it.”

Although Bloom comes from a family of ropers, he found his niche on the roughstock end while trying to earn all-around points in high school.

“Roping is fun, but it’s just a good feeling when you make a good ride on the back of a bucking horse and ride something that bucks hard and gets in the air – I like roller coasters and stuff like that,” Bloom said. “I try not to take it all for granted, just keep pushing forward; I just love to rodeo and am excited to be doing good, on top of it.”

Up next, Bloom is heading to the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, which is set for April 21-23. From there, Bloom has his sights set on competing in both Canada and the U.S.

“I figured I might as well, I live in the North anyway,” Bloom said. “I want to rodeo on both sides of the border.”

Some time close to home would be nice for Bloom and his newlywed wife, Raegan Bloom, he said.

Other winners at the $246,373 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($3,593 in tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge (15.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz (16.1 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright (163 points on two head), tie-down roper Tim Pharr (26.7 seconds on three head), barrel racer Amberleigh Moore (34.42 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Garrett Smith (176 points on two head).

Skirts & Spurs raises nearly $23,000 for JCF

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The third annual Skirts & Spurs Brunch and Style Show raised nearly $23,000 for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund during the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., on April 8. This new infusion of cash brings Skirts & Spurs’ total contribution to the JCCF up to a grand total of $85,000.

JCCF is a 501c3 charity that awards 100 percent of all contributions as direct assistance to cowboys injured in rodeo competition. JCCF covers everything from living expenses to non-medical costs while ProRodeo cowboys are unable to compete.

Guests at the fundraising event participated in live and silent auctions and raffles for more than 50 items from local donors, national sponsors and PRCA rodeo committees.

The brunch and style show featured celebrity models, including RNCFR barrel racers and state rodeo queens, as 2017 Miss Rodeo America Lisa Lageschaar emceed the event. Several PRCA cowboys assisted as well, including Heith DeMoss, R.C. Landingham, Ardie Maier, Andy Carter, Michael Riggs and Cody Kiser. DeMoss was also the drawing emcee.

Two of the fundraiser’s celebrity volunteers went on to win RNCFR titles – Landingham won the bareback riding and Emily Miller won the barrel racing.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail will livestream the Red Bluff (Calif.) PRCA Rodeo at 2:30 p.m. (PT) April 22, and at 1:30 p.m. April 23.

The Bull Riding Hall of Fame recently announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class. The inductees are bull riders Denny FlynnBill KornellDick GriffithChris ShiversRandy Magers and Lane Frost, bullfighter Rob Smets, legends Clem McSpaddenand Bob Tallman, and bull Bodacious. The Bull Riding Hall of Fame and induction ceremonies are May 19-21 at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stockyards. Complete schedule, tickets and hotel information may be found at

The Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, Rooftop Rodeo Estes Park (Colo. and Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo in Loveland, Colo., have combined to award the contestant who earns the most combined money at the three rodeos in 2017. That award will be called the Rodeo 34 Award, and the inaugural winner also will receive a $3,000 gas and grocery gift card, along with a pure beaver custom cowboy hat. The winner also will be featured during the 2017 PRCA Mountain States Circuit Finals Oct. 27-28 at The Ranch in Loveland. “This new partnership will be a great way to recognize and award the contestant that competes at all three rodeos,” Estes Park Western Heritage Inc. Chairman Mark Purdy said in a news release. “We felt it was important to provide items to help keep the contestant on the road like fuel and food. Hopefully, we can continue add to the prizes.” The award is named after U.S. 34 – the highway that connects the three rodeos. The Greeley Stampede is the first out of the three events (June 23 to July 4), followed by the Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo (July 5-10), and then the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo (Aug. 7-9) .

The Alamosa (Colo.) city council has again decided to sponsor the Alamosa Round-Up rodeo in 2017, which takes place June 20-25. A 2016 economic impact study estimated the Round-Up provided $1.6 million worth of economic impact to the area, and its associated Christmas light parade another $120,000, Round-Up committee member Dawn Honeycutt told the city council during a recent meeting. Honeycutt said because the Round-Up made some money last year, she was asking less from the city to help sponsor the event. She said she was only asking for a $4,000 sponsorship this year, which the council unanimously approved. Councilman Ty Coleman thanked the Round-Up committee, and particularly the Honeycutt family, for putting the rodeo and Christmas parade together. Councilman Michael Stefano added, “It’s really a great event. It’s about as American as apple pie and hot dogs.” Honeycutt said last year’s Round-Up rodeo was a great event with a total of 448 contestants – cowgirls and cowboys from all over the country.

The Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and Q97 are gearing up for round one of the Redding Rodeo Karaoke Contest on April 20 at Bleacher’s Sports Bar and Grill on Hilltop Drive for the 18-and-over venue. Signups and warm ups are between 7-8:30 p.m. (PT), and the contest kicks off at 8:30 p.m. All those who qualify move on to the finals at the Redding Rodeo Steak Feed on May 13 to compete for a $500 cash grand prize, second place ($300) and third place ($200). There will be two other chances to qualify – round 2 (April 27), and Round 3 (May 4). The Redding Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver Rodeo, takes place May 17-19.

“Doug was such an important part of our organization. You don’t just hand that off to someone else and move on. His contribution is sorely missing.”

– Clark County Fair Manager Kevin Willard said in the Moapa Valley (Nev.) Progress about longtime Clark County Fair board member and rodeo director Doug Schwartz. Schwartz passed away June 23, 2016, when he was struck by a car crossing the street in Elko, Nev. A special tribute was held for Schwartz on April 15 at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 17, 2017

AA: Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $56,105
BB: Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. $60,615
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $91,959
TR-1: Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,642
TR-2: Corey Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,642
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $82,890
TD: Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $53,168
BR: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $67,797
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, TX   $42,405

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through April 17, 2017

1 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. $56,105
2 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 55,636
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 53,679
4 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 44,097
5 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 29,368
6 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 27,706
7 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,482
8 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 23,877
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 19,695
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 19,429
11 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 17,477
12 John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa. 16,644
13 Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. 14,205
14 McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla. 12,187
15 Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 11,654
16 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 10,579
17 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 10,174
18 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 9,555
19 Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 9,298
Bareback Riding
1 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. $60,616
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 58,646
3 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 55,797
4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 47,375
5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 43,637
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 39,905
7 Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La. 38,562
8 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 36,850
9 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 35,718
10 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 33,568
11 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 29,250
12 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 28,819
13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 26,288
14 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 25,826
15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 24,370
16 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 20,982
17 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 20,227
18 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 17,713
19 Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M. 16,902
20 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 16,748
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $91,959
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 57,520
3 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 41,060
4 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 38,426
5 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 34,063
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 33,913
7 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 30,285
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 26,642
9 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 25,159
10 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 24,268
11 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 22,685
12 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 21,710
13 Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 21,086
14 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 20,153
15 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 19,841
16 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 19,134
17 Dean McIntyre, Cloncurry, Australia 19,018
18 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 18,525
19 Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla. 18,347
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 18,296
Team Roping (header)
1 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $55,672
2 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 48,859
3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 46,327
4 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 36,552
5 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 36,378
6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 35,449
7 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 31,608
8 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 24,076
9 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 22,200
10 Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 21,335
11 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 20,663
12 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 20,003
13 Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 19,136
14 Edward Hawley Jr., Surprise, Ariz. 18,369
15 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 17,455
16 Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. 16,359
17 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 16,062
18 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 15,276
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 14,909
20 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 14,779
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $55,672
2 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 42,541
3 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 40,330
4 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 39,502
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 38,057
6 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 36,552
7 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 36,378
8 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 31,608
9 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 23,587
10 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 23,352
11 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 22,051
12 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 19,881
13 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 19,385
14 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 19,136
15 Ty Romo, Whiteriver, Ariz. 18,369
16 B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas 16,675
17 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 16,062
18 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 15,856
19 York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 14,242
20 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 13,974
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $82,890
2 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 55,940
3 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 47,117
4 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 40,149
5 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 37,860
6 Tyrell J Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 36,361
7 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 33,751
8 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 31,157
9 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 27,265
10 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 26,206
11 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 24,122
12 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 22,267
13 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 22,065
14 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 21,798
15 Nat Stratton, Goodwell. Okla. 21,796
16 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 19,748
17 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 18,648
18 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 17,799
19 Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 16,515
20 Cooper DeWitt, Rio Rico, Ariz. 16,324
Tie-down Roping
1 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas $53,168
2 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 49,898
3 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 45,121
4 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 39,526
5 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 38,795
6 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 38,773
7 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 37,293
8 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 37,125
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 32,199
10 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 31,835
11 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 30,150
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 27,933
13 Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 26,623
14 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 25,124
15 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 24,911
16 Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 23,029
17 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,192
18 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 20,065
19 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 19,726
20 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 17,171
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $42,405
2 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 28,488
3 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 25,469
4 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 22,482
5 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 21,071
6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 19,905
7 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 18,488
8 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 18,330
9 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 17,226
10 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 16,416
11 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 13,164
12 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 12,044
13 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 11,606
14 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 11,340
15 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 10,660
16 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 10,306
17 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 9,401
18 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 8,287
19 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 7,790
20 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 7,714
Bull Riding
1 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho $67,797
2 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 55,418
3 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 50,776
4 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 47,134
5 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 40,622
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 38,299
7 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 36,401
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 35,380
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 32,211
10 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 32,182
11 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 31,928
12 Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M. 31,047
13 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 29,201
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 28,889
15 Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 25,872
16 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 25,612
17 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 24,955
18 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 23,944
19 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 22,050
20 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 21,479

*2017 Barrel Racing (April 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 $113,634
2 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 80,797
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 76,501
4 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 63,673
5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 43,774
6 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 37,463
7 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 37,202
8 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 36,112
9 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 30,993
10 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 30,441
11 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 29,941
12 Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 25,819
13 Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo. 24,114
14 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 23,660
15 Jordan Moore, Mauston, Wis. 22,843
16 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 22,686
17 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 22,630
18 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 21,375
19 Cayla Small, Bokchito, Okla. 21,252
20 Brooke Rix, Skidmore, Texas 21,194
2017 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through April 17, 2017


1 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $25,884
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 22,263
3 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 20,680
4 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 20,453
5 Bayle Worden, Charleston, Texas 15,995
6 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 14,134
7 Justin Hendrix, Belton, Texas 11,892
8 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 10,332
9 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 10,313
10 Jeffrey Ramagos, Zachary, La. 9,281
11 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 8,146
12 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 7,580
13 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 7,402
14 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 7,078
15 Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas 6,639
16 Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D. 6,561
17 Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif. 6,486
18 Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 6,357
19 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 6,338
20 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 6,266
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