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Courtesy PRCA
March 13, 2019

Lummus lands Arcadia win

ARCADIA, Fla. – Steer wrestler Will Lummus christened Arcadia’s new $9 million arena by winning the Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo with a 4.9-second run.
“Arcadia has always been a great rodeo, and this was the first rodeo in their beautiful, new facility,” Lummus said. “They put a lot of time and money into it and you can really tell. It’s a little different from the other arena from the dimensions, but it was an awesome place to have a rodeo.”
Lummus noted that the crowd was massive, despite making his run on March 8.
“The way they promote that rodeo and get the fans in there, it was an awesome experience because the arena was packed,” Lummus said.
Ground was broken on Arcadia’s new arena on Jan. 6, 2017, to replace the historic arena that was built in 1959.
The new, 107,000-square-foot facility holds 7,796 seats (approximately one for every resident of Arcadia). The facility opened just in time for this year’s rodeo and every seat in the house was filled. This is the second largest clear-span Butler Building ever constructed in the United States, according to the News-Press, which is part of the USA Today Network.
The size of the facility complimented the size of the competition.
“They sent some strong steers down there that we had seen just a few times, and that played to my advantage,” the 25-year-old cowboy said.
Lummus flew to Arcadia and rode 2016 World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack’s horse, Outlaw.
“He played a critical role in it (winning),” Lummus said. “He’s just a solid horse with plenty of speed. There’s no telling how much they’ve won on that horse with everyone who’s ridden him. The horse himself is just a winner.”
Outlaw wasn’t the only Wrangler National Finals Rodeo-caliber advantage Lummus had in the fold, as three-time WNFR qualifier Kyle Irwin was his hazer.
“It was a team effort,” Lummus said. “Kyle and Tyler placed with the same horses, so we were three-for-three on getting checks in Arcadia, and it really throws it back on the horsepower. That’s what I credit it to, good horsepower and rodeoing with two guys who know how to win.
“(Tyler Pearson) won the gold buckle last year with Kyle hazing. They’re good at setting a steer up to have his head picked up, and it slows it down, so you can make a great run on a steer.”
Lummus came close to qualifying for his first WNFR in 2017 when he ranked 20th with $66,520. Now, he’s in good position early to make his dream a reality, since he is ranked 16th in the March 12 PRCA World Standings with $14,054 after winning Arcadia.
Winning Arcadia had an added bonus for Lummus as it’s part of his circuit. Before winning Arcadia, Lummus was sitting fourth in the RAM Southeastern Circuit for steer wrestling with $4,829 – $1,618 away from taking the lead. Now, he’s leading his circuit.
Up next, Lummus is heading to Rodeo Austin (Texas) and the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo in Mercedes, Texas.
Other winners at the $103,380 rodeo were all-around cowboy Wesley Brunson ($1,899 in tie-down roping and team roping); bareback rider Kaycee Feild (90 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire); team ropers Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres (5.0 seconds); saddle bronc riders Clay Elliot (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force) and Chase Brooks (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf); tie-down roper Brad Hartt (8.4 seconds); barrel racer Amie Tyre (17.52 seconds); and bull riders Trey Benton III (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Kooter Crazy) and Brennon Eldred (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cowboy Time).
Feild tied the rodeo record set by Jared Smith in 2009.

2. Tuf Cooper, Shiozawa in PRCA’s $2 million club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tuf Cooper’s 2017 PRCA season turned out to be more memorable than ever.
The Decatur, Texas, cowboy won his first all-around world championship with $341,560 which sent him over the $2 million mark in career earnings. Only 24 other cowboys have reached this milestone.
As of March 12, Cooper has $2,075,874. He’s leading the March 12 PRCA all-around world standings with $65,667.
Cooper, 28, has won four career PRCA world championships – one all-around and three in tie-down roping (2011-12, 2014).
Cooper was recently joined in the $2 million PRCA club by veteran tie-down roper Matt Shiozawa, a 10-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2005-07, 2009, 2011-12, 2014-17).
Shiozawa earned $41,731 last year at the WNFR, which put his career earnings at $1,980,908. This season, Shiozawa surpassed the $2 million mark while moving up to 10th in the March 12 standings with $21,296.
“There’s so much learning that happens as a guy gets some years in,” said Shiozawa, who joined the PRCA in 1999. “You get some perspective and you start to understand a little bit more about the game you are actually playing. I’m excited to have passed that ($2 million mark). I learned how to make a living in rodeoing and provide for my family, and it’s great to get over the $2 million mark.”
Shiozawa and his wife, Ali, have three daughters, Stella, 7; LuLu, 5; and Ivory, 3. They live in Chubbock, Idaho.
Next up on the list of cowboys chasing $2 million in career earnings is four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild. The 31-year-old currently sits at $1,977,542 as of the March 12 PRCA World Standings.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., at 7 p.m. (CT), March 15-16 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 17 … PRCA Freestyle Bullfights will take place March 15-17 at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., after the bull riding each night. The rodeo begins at 7 p.m. (CT) March 15-16, and there are two performances, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 17. The bullfights will take place after the 7 p.m. performance March 17. The contestants in the Montgomery bullfights will be Cody Emerson, Wayne Ratley and Dakota Knight. All three bullfighters will compete against one bull during each of the three performances. They will be competing for $6,000 in prize money … Steer wrestler Cole Edge tied the arena record at Rodeo Austin (Texas) with his 3.2-second run March 10. Edge shares the record with Levi Wisness (2007), which was matched by Matt Reeves (2009) and Casey Martin (2014) … Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo organizers are putting out a call for help – it’s time to round up every old rodeo program, photo and buckle that might have been tucked away for decades and corral them for a once-in-a-hundred-years project. The goal, underway for a year now, is to gather as much history as possible to be compiled into a book marking the 100th anniversary of the “World’s Fastest Rodeo,” which first opened its chutes in 1918. “What’s sad is that over the years, with as much as was saved, we didn’t really (develop) a great archive of photos and information,” said Livermore Rodeo Board member Sheila Fagliano in the March 12 issue of the East Bay Times. “We’re now working hard to scan those items and organize them so that we have an ongoing historic file for generations to come, which should have been done years ago. The volunteers have done the best they can, but we’re now focusing so that 100 years from now we’ll have this information, which will be amazing.” The 2018 Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo is scheduled for June 9-10. Organizers have already gathered many items but hope to find more, particularly from the event’s first 25 years. They’re asking community members who may have memorabilia to call or email the group to arrange for their items to be seen and potentially scanned or photographed. To arrange for historical rodeo memorabilia to be seen and possibly included in the book project or archive, contact Fagliano at 925.250.7485.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 “I was second out, and I had a really good idea what the start would be and I knew my steer was good. I just wanted to get out of the barrier and make a good clean run and that’s what I did.”
– Steer wrestler Cole Edge about his arena-record-tying run at Rodeo Austin (Texas) March 10.

4. Next Up

March 12         Rodeo Austin (Texas) continues
March 14         Xtreme Bulls Division 2 in Mercedes, Texas
March 15         Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo in Mercedes, Texas, begins
March 15         Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery, Ala., begins
March 16         Magnolia (Ark.) Stampede begins
March 16         Black River ProRodeo in Poplar Bluff, Mo., begins
March 16         Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo begins
March 16         Florida Gateway ProRodeo in Lake City, Fla., begins
March 16         Roots N Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) ProRodeo begins
March 18         Festival de Rodeo de las Estrellas in Saltillo, Mexico

5. 2018 PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through March 12, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$66,052
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
SW:
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
TD:
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,824
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$78,499
SR:
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,101

6. 2018 PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through March 12, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$66,052
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
40,799
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
40,092
4
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
27,283
5
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
23,560
6
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
23,406
7
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
16,544
8
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
16,262
9
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
14,468
10
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
14,328
11
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
11,264
12
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
10,245
13
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
9,340
14
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
8,668
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$41,487
2
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
34,237
3
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
33,845
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
32,333
5
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
29,903
6
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
28,769
7
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
27,171
8
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
25,130
9
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
22,001
10
Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho
21,307
11
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
19,637
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
19,355
13
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
18,659
14
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
18,134
15
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
17,213
16
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
16,989
17
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
16,871
18
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
16,819
19
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
16,810
20
Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas
16,565
Steer Wrestling
1
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
$32,291
2
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
31,656
3
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
31,230
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
28,697
5
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
28,629
6
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
27,021
7
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
25,248
8
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
22,121
9
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
21,879
10
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
21,608
11
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
19,669
12
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
19,223
13
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
18,703
14
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
17,954
15
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
16,888
16
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
14,054
17
Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii
13,873
18
Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D.
13,809
19
Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La.
13,401
20
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
12,992
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$37,880
2
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
31,177
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
29,823
4
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
29,101
5
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
28,121
6
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
20,779
7
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
20,308
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
20,212
9
Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.
17,670
10
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
16,952
11
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
16,917
12
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
16,834
13
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
15,809
14
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
15,232
15
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
14,493
16
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
14,336
17
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
13,943
18
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
13,681
19
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
13,372
20
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
13,290
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$37,880
2
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
31,633
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
31,177
4
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
29,101
5
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
26,133
6
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
25,865
7
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
24,955
8
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
20,212
9
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
18,345
10
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
17,836
11
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
16,952
12
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
16,834
13
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
16,162
14
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
13,943
15
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
13,681
16
Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga.
13,290
17
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
12,808
18
Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.
12,635
19
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
12,598
20
Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas
12,544
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$63,794
2
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
34,648
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
33,490
4
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
33,140
5
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
32,698
6
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
28,002
7
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
27,788
8
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
27,400
9
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
19,348
10
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
17,808
11
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
17,795
12
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
17,722
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
17,602
14
Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.
16,430
15
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
15,838
16
Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
15,178
17
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
15,144
18
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
15,022
19
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
14,306
20
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
14,282
Tie-down Roping
1
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
$42,824
2
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
38,091
3
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
35,886
4
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
35,367
5
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
34,964
6
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
32,058
7
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
31,627
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
28,920
9
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
24,867
10
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
21,296
11
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
18,795
12
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
18,055
13
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
17,995
14
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
17,484
15
Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas
16,758
16
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
16,311
17
Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.
15,853
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
13,478
19
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
13,419
20
Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La.
13,213
Steer Roping
1
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
$34,101
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
31,088
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
24,619
4
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
22,075
5
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
18,525
6
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
15,268
7
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
14,665
8
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
12,489
9
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
12,178
10
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
12,155
11
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
12,024
12
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
11,297
13
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
11,265
14
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
10,320
15
Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
9,651
16
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
9,298
17
Chad Mathis, Morristown, Ariz.
9,061
18
Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D.
8,464
19
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
7,918
20
Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.
7,749
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$78,499
2
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
57,241
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
55,258
4
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
44,562
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
44,093
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
41,422
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
39,371
8
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
33,597
9
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
33,372
10
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
25,203
11
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
23,738
12
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
23,533
13
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
23,108
14
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
22,763
15
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
22,184
16
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
19,271
17
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.
19,106
18
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
18,825
19
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
18,438
20
Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho
18,281
*2018 Barrel Racing (March 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
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
$64,185
2
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
58,332
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
37,817
4
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
34,562
5
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
33,354
6
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
29,512
7
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
28,886
8
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
26,649
9
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
24,172
10
Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas
23,539
11
Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz.
17,971
12
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
17,805
13
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
17,443
14
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
15,217
15
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
15,171
16
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo.
14,767
17
Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
14,723
18
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
14,642
19
Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla.
12,789
20
Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Georgia
12,746
7. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through March 12, 2018
 
1
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
$32,388
2
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
  28,034
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  26,301
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  21,264
6
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  13,589
7
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  13,172
8
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  12,742
9
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
  9,926
10
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
  9,016
11
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  9,000
12
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  8,975
13
Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla.
  7,730
14
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  7,649
15
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
  7,646
16
Fulton Rutland, Stilwell, Okla.
  7,616
17
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
  6,869
18
Dustin Bowen, Fredericksburg, Pa.
  6,159
19
Preston Preece, Troy, Texas
  6,119
20
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
  5,722
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 ProRodeoTV.com. The Wrangler Tour, Justin Boots Playoffs, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals will also air on CBS Sports Net, and ProRodeoTV.com. 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, www.prorodeo.com.
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