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Courtesy PRCA
Jan. 30, 2018

Hansen, Carter win Division 2 Xtreme Bulls events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Winning events during the PRCA’s winter run can propel a cowboy to future success. That’s exactly what bull riders Jordan Hansen and Riker Carter are hoping for after triumphs this past weekend.

Hansen and Carter each won Division 2 Xtreme Bulls events on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, respectively, in Rapid City, S.D.

Hansen earned a $3,807 first-place check with his 87.5-point ride on Summit Pro Rodeo’s No. +8 during the first night of Xtreme Bulls action.

“I haven’t been making much going to winter rodeos this year, and it is definitely a good confidence-booster to get that win,” said Hansen, 24. “I had never seen that bull before, but I heard quite a few good things about him. When I nodded, he bucked and then he turned back to the right and stayed spinning the whole time.”

The Ponoka, Alberta, cowboy moved up to 58th place in the Jan. 29 PRCA World Standings with $4,032.

“I’m glad to turn things around in Rapid City and get some money to move up in the standings,” Hansen said. “The run for Vegas has already started.”

Hansen is coming off his debut appearance at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER last month in Las Vegas. He finished eighth in the final world standings with $180,295. He placed in four rounds, highlighted by winning Round 8 with an 86-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Tequila. He earned $84,038 at the WNFR and finished sixth in the average.

“It was definitely a lifelong dream to be at the WNFR, and then I won a round, which was also on Canada Night, and I couldn’t pick a better day to do that,” said Hansen, who was the Canadian National Champion in 2016. “I thought it was going to be a cool experience, and it was even better than I thought.”

Carter, meanwhile, took top honors in Rapid City with his 87.5-point ride on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Mobster Jan. 27. He also left town with a $3,807 check.

“It felt good to get that win and break the ice for the year,” said Carter, 25. “I had never seen that bull in person, but a bunch of my friends told me he was a really good bull. He sure bucked and was good enough to get a good score on.”

The Stone, Idaho, cowboy finished 29th in the world standings last year with $51,757. In 2016, Carter placed a career-best 19th in the world standings with $58,261. Carter is 64th in the Jan. 29 standings.

“I’m ready to rodeo and good to go and I’m up tonight in Fort Worth (Texas),” Carter said. “This year I just need to be more consistent and have fun. When you’re having fun is usually when you’re staying on and making money.”

2. Multiple-time NFSR contestant Becker passes away

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Edward A. Becker, of Chadron, Neb., a six-time qualifier for the National Finals Steer Roping (1965, 1968-69, 1973-75), passed away Jan. 8 at Highland Park Care Center in Alliance, Neb., where he had been a resident since suffering a stroke on July 30. He was 88.

Becker won the NFSR average title in 1973 with a 197.7-second time on eight head. His best finish in the steer roping world standings was fourth in 1974.

Becker was born April 24, 1929, in Alliance to Edward M. and Thelma (Zoble) Becker.  He subsequently became the big brother to Arlene Minor, Maxine Morris and Charlene Hebbert. Becker attended school near their Ashby ranch before going to St. Agnes Academy, where he played football and basketball before graduating in 1948. Following graduation, he joined his dad in ranching.

On July 14, 1953, he and Sally Lowe were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Alliance. He became associated with Lowe Cattle Company. Ranching was his priority in life, but he enjoyed rodeo as a pastime. Tie-down roping was his best event, but he took a turn at riding bareback and saddle bronc horses, and steer wrestling. At 30, he began steer roping.

Memorials may be given to the Grant County Rescue or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL, 33607.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail will broadcast the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT) Feb. 2, and 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3 … The 40th annual Cowboy Breakfast, the traditional kickoff of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, was held Jan. 26 at Cowboys Dancehall. Thousands of people received tacos, biscuits, milk and coffee. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes place Feb. 8-25… The 86th San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo officially kicks off with the arrival of livestock, the opening of commercial and creative arts exhibits, midway food vendors, the carnival and the first rodeo performance Feb. 2. This is the fifth year the event will offer 12 rodeo performances spread over three weekends. The short-go finals will be at 7:30 p.m. (CT), Feb. 16. The annual stock show and rodeo is expected to pump more than $15 million into the local economy, according to a Jan. 28 article in the San Angelo Standard-Times … The 78th annual Poly Royal Rodeo will be held at Alex G. Spanos Stadium on Cal Poly’s campus in San Luis Obispo, Calif., for the second consecutive year, the school announced Jan. 25. The 11,000-seat venue typically used for Cal Poly football and soccer games filled with more than 10,000 spectators for last year’s event – despite a rainout on the first night of competition. Last year, workers spread out 1,500 sheets of plywood and then covered them in 2,000 cubic yards of dirt to convert the grass football field into a rodeo arena. This year’s rodeo will be held April 13-14.



“I knew I wasn’t going to win anything just hanging on, so, I figured I needed to go for either money or mud. You need to get in the short round to make money. So, I nodded my head and then let it all hang out.”

– Saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about his approach at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 28. Wright has a two-ride score of 168 points and is expected to advance to the short round Feb. 3.

4. Next Up

Jan. 29             Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas, continues

Jan. 29             Rodeo Rapid City (S.D.) continues

Jan. 31             PRCA Xtreme Broncs Match, Rapid City, S.D.

Feb. 1              Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Bismarck, N.D.

Feb. 1              SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo, Lake Charles, La., begins

Feb. 2              PRCA Championship Rodeo, Bismarck, N.D., begins

Feb. 2              Big V Feeds ProRodeo, McAlester, Okla., begins

Feb. 2              San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo begins

5. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Jan. 29, 2018

AA: Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. $21,044
BB: Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas $20,952
SW: Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta $19,081
TR-1: Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $25,941
TR-2: Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $25,941
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $23,131
TD: Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas $29,393
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $29,470
SR: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $15,268

6. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Jan. 29, 2018


1 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. $21,044
2 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 15,668
3 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 14,634
4 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 13,367
5 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 10,043
6 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 9,340
7 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 7,847
Bareback Riding
1 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas $20,952
2 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 19,911
3 Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 18,190
4 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 17,107
5 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 15,974
6 Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala. 15,152
7 Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M. 12,947
8 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 12,015
9 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 10,825
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 9,815
11 Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho 9,766
12 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 9,031
13 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 8,702
14 Grant Denny, Minden, Nev. 8,692
15 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 8,569
16 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 8,510
17 Justin Pollmiller, Weatherford, Okla. 7,733
18 James Carter, Monroe City, Mo. 7,589
19 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 7,482
20 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 7,291
Steer Wrestling
1 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta $19,081
2 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 19,060
3 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 16,037
4 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 12,710
5 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 12,607
6 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 11,213
7 Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 11,148
8 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 11,052
9 Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 10,096
10 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 9,744
11 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 9,396
12 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 9,080
13 Jace Melvin, Bluff Dale, Texas 8,792
14 Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D. 8,046
15 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 7,993
16 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 7,979
17 Joe Brown, Oxford, Pa. 7,789
18 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 7,344
19 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 7,179
20 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 7,085
Team Roping (header)
1 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $25,941
2 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 14,236
3 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 12,741
4 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 10,430
5 Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 8,997
6 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8,959
7 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 8,939
8 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 8,753
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 8,584
10 Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss. 8,537
11 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 8,177
12 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 8,057
13 Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif. 8,036
14 Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas 7,742
15 Eric Fabian, Gansevoort, N.Y. 7,610
16 John Alley, Adams, Tenn. 7,218
17 Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz. 7,147
18 Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 7,142
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 7,055
20 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 6,980
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $25,941
2 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 16,263
3 Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 14,265
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 12,741
5 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 10,814
6 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 10,430
7 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 10,213
8 Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore. 9,950
9 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 9,107
10 Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga. 8,997
11 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 8,753
12 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 7,742
13 Brady Norman, Springer, Okla. 7,645
14 Jake Edwards, Fort Ann, N.Y. 7,610
15 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 7,317
16 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 7,218
17 Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif. 7,055
18 Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 7,025
19 Richard Durham, Henrietta, Texas 6,995
20 Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla. 6,898
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $23,131
2 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 22,346
3 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 17,026
4 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 16,966
5 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 14,594
6 Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M. 12,939
7 Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La. 12,674
8 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 10,934
9 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 10,225
10 Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 9,898
11 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 9,809
12 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 9,056
13 Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 8,846
14 Tyler Baeza, Lake Charles, La. 8,511
15 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 8,294
16 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 8,246
17 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 8,240
18 Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D. 8,148
19 Joe Farren, Cottondale, Fla. 8,096
20 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 7,712
Tie-down Roping
1 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas $29,393
2 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 15,052
3 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 14,264
4 Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M. 13,859
5 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 13,300
6 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 11,242
7 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 10,647
8 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 10,216
9 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 9,992
10 Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas 9,829
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 9,620
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 8,512
13 Reno Gonzales, Scott, La. 8,294
14 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 8,162
15 Nolan Conway, Browning, Mont. 8,057
16 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 6,709
17 Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La. 6,664
18 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 6,607
19 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 6,378
20 Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla. 6,345
Steer Roping
1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $15,268
2 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 8,367
3 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 8,026
4 Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas 7,043
5 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 6,662
6 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 6,546
7 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 5,952
8 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 5,878
9 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 5,630
10 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 5,610
11 Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas 5,522
12 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 5,484
13 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 5,468
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 5,454
15 Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla. 5,076
16 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 4,230
17 Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo. 4,025
18 Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas 3,941
19 Kelton McMillen, Paden, Okla. 3,894
20 John E. Bland, Turkey, Texas 3,810
Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $29,470
2 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 22,342
3 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. 21,018
4 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 18,136
5 Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas 16,129
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 14,838
7 Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga. 14,506
8 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 13,666
9 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 13,526
10 Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas 13,463
11 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 13,291
12 Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa 12,831
13 Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas 12,709
14 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 11,097
15 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 10,737
16 Mike Adams, Union Bridge, Md. 9,188
17 Joseph Vazquez, Alamogordo, N.M. 8,882
18 Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D. 8,813
19 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 8,484
20 Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D. 8,466

*2018 Barrel Racing (Jan. 29, 2018) 

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 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas $29,504
2 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 19,179
3 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 15,403
4 Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas 15,084
5 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 15,069
6 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 13,945
7 Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla. 12,277
8 Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D. 11,990
9 Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo. 11,721
10 Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla. 11,151
11 Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. 11,008
12 Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho 9,932
13 Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz. 9,857
14 Christina Mulford, Franklinville, NJ 9,840
15 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 9,363
16 Kristen Spratt, Huntsville, Texas 8,932
17 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 8,898
18 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 8,530
19 Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla. 8,527
20 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 7,357

7. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings

Unofficial through Jan. 29, 2018


1 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. $16,357
2 Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas 16,129
3 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 12,541
4 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 9,926
5 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 9,016
6 Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla. 7,730
7 Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla. 7,415
8 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 6,869
9 Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa. 6,159
10 Preston Preece, Troy, Texas 6,119
11 Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah 5,722
12 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 5,657
13 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 5,234
14 Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo. 4,696
15 J.T. Pettitt, West Odessa, Texas 4,540
16 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 4,047
17 Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho 4,010
18 Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif. 3,863
19 Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta 3,807
20 Wyatt Rogers, Tahlequah, Okla. 3,481


The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221) and streaming on The Wrangler Tour, Justin Boots Playoffs, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals will also air on CBS Sports Net, and PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website,

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