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Courtesy PRCA
Feb. 13, 2018

Kastner’s on a roll at San Antonio

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bull rider Trevor Kastner is on a roll at the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, with $14,269 won so far at the event.
The 30-year-old Oklahoma cowboy had the only qualified ride in the first two rounds and also won the third round – all while he and his wife, Kate, await the birth of their first child, McKenna Mae.
“At San Antonio they take the best bull riders from the PRCA, so you expect them to stay on, so to be the only one to stay on for two rounds is really rare,” Kastner said.
Kastner was already at the top of the 2018 PRCA World Standings with $34,700 won this season, not counting his San Antonio earnings.
Kastner’s first ride was for 78 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Hot Rod. Usually a 78-point ride isn’t cause for excitement, but as the only cowboy to make eight seconds, it was worth $5,945 – ground money included.
“He just jumped and kicked down the chutes for a few jumps and then turned to the right,” Kastner said, noting that he didn’t know much about Hot Rod before the ride.
Kastner returned to the arena Feb. 9 to land a 91-point ride on Four Star Rodeo’s Yellow Fever, which tied for the second-highest score so far for the 2018 season. As the only qualified ride for the second time in a row, Kastner was up to $11,891 won as the third round approached.
“That’s a bull I’d seen two or three times and he’s tough to get by,” Kastner said. “I lucked out and stayed on him. … I don’t think he has a set pattern, so it’s jump by jump on him.”
Competition heated up for the third round, but Kastner remained on top with his 85.5-point ride on Four Star Rodeo’s The Bachelor.
Now Kastner has about 10 days until the semifinals, but there won’t be much resting as his daughter is due Feb. 19. No matter when she comes, Kastner has every intention of being there for his daughter’s birth.
“She’s due any day now,” Kastner said. “It’s pretty exciting – I’m probably more excited about my daughter coming than I am about the rodeo, but both are exciting. I’ll be there for the birth, if possible. I’m home now and if she (Kate) goes into labor, I’m going to drop what I’m doing and get home. Hopefully, she has her now before the semifinals.”

2. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo in Okeechobee, Fla., beginning at 7 p.m. (ET), Feb. 16, and 3 p.m., Feb. 17 … The PRCA, in partnership with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Hidden Springs Youth Ranch in San Antonio, will organize Rodeo Camp 2018, March 12-16. For anyone curious about the sport of rodeo, here is the chance to learn what it takes to be a rodeo contestant. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-18. The instructors are professional rodeo contestants, and there’s no cost, but space is limited. Reserve a spot today at www.prorodeo.com/youthrodeo …Singer-songwriter Daryle Singletary passed away Feb. 12 at his home in Lebanon, Tenn., east of Nashville. He was 46. Singletary’s stone-country vocals paired with unapologetically traditional tunes, earning him a string of hits in the mid-90s, including “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun.” Singletary sang the national anthem Dec. 8 before Round 2 of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Singletary, who was also an avid hunter, is survived by his wife, Holly; two sons, Jonah and Mercer; two daughters, Nora and Charlotte; his parents, Roger and Anita Singletary; and brother Kevin Singletary. An official cause of death has yet to be determined … John James Sumerlin, a former PRCA saddle bronc rider, bull rider and rodeo judge, passed away Jan. 24 in Walla Walla, Wash. He was 74. After his discharge from the military, Sumerlin was living in Joseph, Ore. It was there working as a ranch hand that he decided he wanted to rodeo. Initially, he got on some saddle bronc horses, but changed that to riding bulls. In later years, he took up team roping and judging rodeos. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Walla Walla Community Hospice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362 … Howard F. Beissinger, a PRCA Gold Card member, and a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, passed away Feb. 6 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was 94. Beissinger also produced rodeos throughout the Midwest in partnership with Don Hight, a South Dakota cowboy Beissinger admired. Beissinger was well known in the rodeo world to the cowboys and cowgirls, as well as stock contractors and officials. He was also a member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame and the Butler County (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame. He was known for his tough, no-nonsense approach to his profession. A memorial service will be held at the Webb-Noonan-Kidd Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ohio, March 10 … As thousands of people flocked to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo this past weekend, there was one special group that toured the grounds Feb. 10. Families of the ministry H.I.S. BridgeBuilders got to escape their troubles and tour the rodeo grounds. BridgeBuilders is an urban missionary organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by confronting the spiritual needs of the less fortunate and resolving the material realities that prevent them from flourishing. Executive Director Mel Fechner said the organization was founded about 10 years ago. “We focus on education, health, employment and spiritual development,” he said Feb. 12 on KENS5.com. Thanks to generous supporters, the families got a behind-the-scenes tour of different areas of the rodeo … The Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, which takes place June 22 through July 4, is accepting applications to fill a seasonal receptionist and ticket staff positions. The receptionist is responsible for providing excellent customer service by answering phone calls, greeting visitors at the Stampede office front desk and supporting the day-to-day operations of the Stampede staff. Supervision for this position is provided by the Office Operations Manager, Julie Reinert. As part of the ticket staff, individuals will be responsible for assisting customers over the phone and in person to sell tickets to the various Greeley Stampede events. Ticket staff positions begin in May, and there are multiple openings within the ticket staff. Apply online at www.greeleystampede.org/p/jobs. For questions or more information about the positions, e-mail julie@greeleystampede.org for the receptionist and tawnya@greeleystampede.org for ticket staff.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “He’s getting a little age to him, but he’s feeling better than he ever has. He’s seasoned, and now I’m getting seasoned. This horse has been with me since I was a little kid.”
– Steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge, a five-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and two-time average winner at the WNFR (2015, 2017), said in a press release about his horse, Rusty, a 19-year-old sorrel gelding

3. Next Up

Feb. 12            Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo, Jackson, Miss., continues
Feb. 12            San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, continues
Feb. 16            Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo, Hattiesburg, Miss., begins
Feb. 16            Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo, Okeechobee, Fla., begins
Feb. 16            140th Silver Spurs Rodeo, Kissimmee, Fla., begins
Feb. 16            Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo begins
Feb. 17            Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Red Deer, Alberta
Feb. 17            Helzapoppin, Buckeye, Ariz., begins
Feb. 17            La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, Ariz., begins

4. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through Feb. 12, 2018
AA:
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$23,401
BB:
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
$21,461
SW:
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$27,716
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$30,326
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$30,326
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$36,147
TD:
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
$35,118
BR:
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
$34,701
SR:
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$15,268

5. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through Feb. 12, 2018
All-around
1
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
$23,401
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
21,044
3
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
15,668
4
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
14,634
5
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
13,769
6
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
10,049
7
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
10,043
8
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,340
9
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
7,847
Bareback Riding
1
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
$21,461
2
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
19,911
3
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
19,096
4
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
18,616
5
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
18,181
6
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
17,107
7
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
16,749
8
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
15,152
9
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
14,282
10
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
14,132
11
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
11,677
12
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
11,654
13
Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.
10,825
14
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
10,472
15
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
9,815
16
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
9,766
17
David Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
8,901
18
Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.
8,702
19
Grant Denny, Minden, Nev.
8,692
20
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
8,569
Steer Wrestling
1
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
$27,440
2
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
22,168
3
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
21,716
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
19,081
5
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
15,321
6
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
13,594
7
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
12,607
8
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
12,317
9
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
11,990
10
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
11,967
11
Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho
11,938
12
Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.
11,213
13
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
11,148
14
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
11,052
15
Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas
10,709
16
Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah
10,096
17
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
9,744
18
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
9,396
19
Jace Melvin, Fort Pierce, S.D.
8,792
20
Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii
8,633
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$30,326
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
21,339
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
18,115
4
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
15,292
5
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
14,236
6
Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.
12,828
7
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
11,210
8
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
10,949
9
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
10,430
10
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
9,224
11
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
9,009
12
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
8,959
13
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
8,939
14
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
8,770
15
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
8,753
16
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
8,584
17
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
8,513
18
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
8,177
19
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.
8,057
20
Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas
7,742
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$30,326
2
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
22,577
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
21,339
4
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
16,263
5
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
14,993
6
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
14,425
7
Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas
12,099
8
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
10,814
9
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
10,430
10
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
10,213
11
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
9,224
12
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
9,156
13
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
9,107
14
Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga.
9,009
15
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
8,753
16
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
8,513
17
Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz.
7,742
18
Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
7,660
19
Brady Norman, Springer, Okla.
7,645
20
Jake Edwards, Fort Ann, N.Y.
7,610
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$36,147
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
33,490
3
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
18,718
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
18,100
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
14,594
6
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
14,079
7
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
13,473
8
Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.
12,939
9
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
12,846
10
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
12,498
11
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
12,321
12
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
10,934
13
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
10,892
14
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
10,415
15
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
10,350
16
Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo.
10,225
17
Ty Manke, Hermosa, S.D.
10,017
18
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
9,898
19
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
9,159
20
Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.
8,846
Tie-down Roping
1
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
$35,118
2
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
33,498
3
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
23,156
4
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
15,853
5
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
14,881
6
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
14,728
7
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
13,859
8
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
13,808
9
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
13,353
10
Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas
12,222
11
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
11,214
12
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
10,932
13
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
10,833
14
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
10,630
15
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
9,992
16
Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas
9,829
17
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
9,620
18
J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah
9,220
19
Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La.
9,051
20
Cody Huber, Albia, Iowa
8,533
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
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
$34,701
2
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
29,680
3
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
29,287
4
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
21,834
5
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
20,973
6
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
19,535
7
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
17,716
8
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
17,479
9
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
15,341
10
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
14,661
11
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
14,506
12
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
14,109
13
Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas
13,588
14
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
13,526
15
Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa
13,281
16
Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas
12,709
17
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
11,794
18
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
10,737
19
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
10,350
20
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
10,082
*2018 Barrel Racing (Feb. 12, 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
$34,186
2
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
27,131
3
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
24,764
4
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
23,042
5
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
20,024
6
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
15,403
7
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
15,084
8
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
15,069
9
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
12,936
10
Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.
11,990
11
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
11,843
12
Cheyenne Kelly, Halletsville, Texas
11,746
13
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
11,721
14
Bobbi Grann, Sheyenne, N.D.
11,351
15
Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla.
11,151
16
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
11,051
17
Ashley Day, Volborg, Mont.
10,156
18
Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho
9,932
19
Christina Mulford, Franklinville, N.J.
9,840
20
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
9,758
6. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through Feb. 12, 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
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
7,050
9
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
6,869
10
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
6,159
11
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
6,119
12
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
5,722
13
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
5,657
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
5,572
15
Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo.
4,696
16
J.T. Pettitt, Odessa, Texas
4,540
17
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
4,385
18
Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.
4,230
19
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
4,010
20
Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.
3,863
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