Lowe Riding High After Triumph in Sheridan


(PRCA) – A three-time world champion and likely a first-ballot inductee into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Will Lowe still loves the challenge of getting on horses like Gus, Brother, Full Baggage and Big Tex, “competing at the highest level against the best guys.”

“I love the idea of testing yourself every day. It makes you feel alive.”
And it doesn’t make for bad theater either.
Matched up against Sankey Rodeo’s Gus, Lowe scored 87 points to win the July 13-16 Sheridan WYO Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event presented by Justin Boots.
It was top hand against top horse, and if you are a person who believes in omens, this will work nicely. The last time Lowe drew Gus, it was in the 10th round of the 2005 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and his tie for fourth place there closed out his second world title. This win at the Sheridan County Arena put him back in first place in the world standings.

Lowe’s check for $5,144 lifted his season total to $77,130, allowing him to muscle past Tilden Hooper into the lead for the first time since March 28.
“Gus has been a really great horse for a long time,” Lowe said. “He’s one of the most consistent buckers out there. He always angles across the arena and gets stronger as he goes on, bucking higher at the finish than he does out of the chute. There are no tricks to him; he doesn’t change things up much. It’s always a fair fight.
“He just bucks hard, and if you stub your toe with him, he’ll make you pay. I’ve seen a lot of guys take a face plant.”
Gus has been a regular at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo since 2005 and routinely draws scores of 22 or 23 points (out of 25) from rodeo judges.
“Getting on horses like Gus is what makes it all worthwhile,” Lowe said. “That’s what I love to do. This is a tough life, and it’s hard on a person. The travel is the worst part, spending 20 hours driving, and then getting out for a couple of hours before you climb back in the truck for another 10 hours. It’s the price you pay.
“I’m still only 28, and I feel like I’m in the middle of my prime. If my career ends with just the three world championships, I’ll be happy, but my goal is always to win. The main thing I’ve learned is to take care of your injuries. You do the best you can to take care of yourself and stay healthy but, as I say at (bareback riding) seminars, you are not always going to feel good. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t keep doing it.”
The other champions in Sheridan were steer wrestler Olin Hannum (8.2 seconds on two head), team ropers Matt Sherwood and Cory Petska (9.8 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Louie Brunson, (83 points), tie-down roper Paul David Tierney (18.3 seconds on two head), steer roper Will Gasperson (59.0 seconds on four head), bull rider L.J. Jenkins (90 points) and barrel racer Jill Moody (17.20 seconds).


2. Jake Wright busts out big score at Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jake Wright seems intent on joining his brothers, Cody and Jesse, in the saddle bronc riding field for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December.
Wright put an 86-point ride on Eclipse of the Harry Vold Rodeo string to pass Jesse James Kirby and become the only competitor to secure an event win on the final day of the July 13-16 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Norris-Penrose Arena.
The score was two points better than Kirby’s from the night before and put $4,667 in Wright’s bank account from this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver rodeo presented by Justin Boots.
“It was easily the biggest win of my PRCA career,” Wright said. “I’m still on cloud 9 and it’s Monday. It means so much to win a rodeo of this status.”
Wright had entered the week 19th in the PRCA World Standings with $23,292 and his win moved him to 15th in the World Standings and 10th in the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour standings.
His older brother, Cody, a two-time world champion, is second in the world standings. Twin brother Jesse is fifth. The only set of three brothers to qualify for the Wrangler NFR in saddle bronc riding were the Etbauers, Dan, Robert and Billy, who did it eight times (1989-92, 1994-97).
“I’m striving for that every day,” Jake Wright said. “I wake up thinking about it. Getting to the Wrangler NFR with my brothers would be the highlight of life, second only to one day winning a world championship. I’ve been dreaming about it since I was little.
“If everything goes right we might have four (brothers) at Vegas. Alex (who won in Casper, Wyo., this weekend and is 33rd in the world standings) has been riding real well lately, and he has a chance to make it into the field, too.”
The Pikes Peak or Bust was Jake Wright’s first win in a PRCA rodeo since last September in Barstow, Calif., and it was something of an unlikely one.

The horse he drew, Eclipse, had not been ridden for more than 77 points in any of the three big-money winter rodeos in which he had appeared this season and was only good for 76 points in Colorado Springs a year ago.
“Kirsten (Vold) told me Eclipse had been turned out until recently because of a cut on his foot,” Wright said. “This was the first time he had bucked for a long time. The people I talked to before the ride thought I might get an 81 or 82 on him and earn a check. He was fresh and turned out to be real good. I just did my part, and it turned out great.”
And the celebration that followed?
“I went to sleep,” Wright said. “I had what the doctor thought was the beginnings of pneumonia and they had me on prescription meds. As excited as I was about the win, I just didn’t feel like doing anything but getting some sleep.”
The other champions at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo were bareback rider Jared Keylon (88 points), steer wrestler Shawn Greenfield (9.1 seconds on two head), team ropers Erich Rogers and Kory Koontz (10.5 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Clint Cooper (19.1 seconds on two head), bull rider L.J. Jenkins (92 points) and barrel racer Kelly Yates (34.39 seconds on two runs). Seth Glause repeated as the all-around champion with $1,010 by placing in both the saddle bronc riding and bull riding competitions.


3. Ford finds cure for the Cowboy Christmas blues
CASPER, Wyo. – Heath Ford seems to have found the perfect cure for the Cowboy Christmas blues.
Ford made just $2,902 during the rich Fourth of July week and dropped all the way to 26th in the bareback riding world standings.
As discouraging as that may have been, Ford didn’t let it prey on his mind and become a problem. He just got right back on the road and started winning.
The Greeley, Colo., native had a win at Cheney, Wash., a week ago and followed that with an 88-point ride on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Featherlite Rockstar in the finals of the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo that earned him $4,446.
“It’s like scoring a go-ahead touchdown in a football game,” Ford told the Casper Star-Tribune. “It feels like your heart is too big for your chest.”
That big score was just what he needed to claim the two-head average title with 169 points. Brian Bain and Steven Dent, who shared the win in the long go-round, finished in a tie for second place with 167 points.
“I knew it was going to be a riding contest. I had come into (the finals) about middle of the pack,” said Ford, who is now 16th in the world standings. “I had to try to come out and win first.”
The other champions at the CWF&R Outdoor Arena were steer wrestler Wade Sumpter (11.9 seconds on three head), team ropers Riley Minor and Brady Minor (17.6 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Alex Wright (162 points on two head), tie-down roper Trevor Brazile (27.6 seconds on three head), bull riders Cody Teel and Luke Haught (161 points on two head) and barrel racer Morgan Figueroa (34.25 seconds on two runs).
* The traveling man: Kansan Bo Casper, 12th in the bareback riding world standings entering the week, didn’t make the Casper-Sheridan-Colorado Springs shuttle that most of his top rivals did over the weekend. He went Colorado Springs-Kelletville, Pa.-Wapello, Iowa-Mitchell, S.D., instead. And he made it work. He didn’t get a check at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs, but he won the Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo in Kellettville outright and shared the title in Wapello with Jared Keylon. He ended up with total earnings for the weekend of $2,016 and only lost one spot in the standings, falling to 13th – just $204 behind Brian Bain.
* Nobody helped themselves more in the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour standings this weekend than bull rider L.J. Jenkins of Porum, Okla.

He swept both Tour titles with a 90-point ride on Robinson Pro Rodeo’s Alejandro worth $4,332 in Sheridan, Wyo., and a 92-point ride on Four L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Wind River in Colorado Springs that paid $5,180. It took him from off the books to 12th place and an almost certain berth in the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash., this September.

* The Name Game: Bareback rider Clayton Bunney drew Dust Bunny of the Outlawbuckers string at Teepee Creek, Alberta; the namesakes combined for 83 points and a share of first place with Dustan McPhee. Nearly as good? Howdy Cloud and Stormy Wing finishing 1-2 at the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., then Thunder Boomer and Cloud going 6-7 in Casper, Wyo.

* The Brazile Watch: With all-around wins at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, plus some tie-down roping money at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Trevor Brazile earned $13,593 over the July 14-17 weekend. It raised his season total to $188,228, putting him $34,355 ahead of last season’s pace when he broke the single-season earnings record. The $9,715 Brazile banked in tie-down roping at the three rodeos allowed him to surge past brother-in-law Tuf Cooper into first place in the world standings by $594. Brazile now leads the all-around, steer roping and tie-down roping standings; he is fifth among team roping headers. His steer roping money of $67,999 puts him on pace to break Guy Allen’s regular-season earnings record of $87,927 in 1998. Allen had $50,652 banked at this time in his record year.


4. Stroke takes life of Hall of Fame cowboy Buschbom
Jack Buschbom, a three-time world champion bareback rider and a member of the inaugural class of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, died early July 15 in the St. Mary’s Healthcare Center hospice unit in Pierre, S.D. from the effects of a stroke. He was 83.
Buschbom spent the Fourth of July weekend in South Dakota with his three daughters, Dawn, Melissa and Jaci, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had attended the rodeo parade in his former hometown of Mobridge, S.D., and went fishing.
He was stricken at his daughter Jaci’s house in Pierre, S.D., July 5 while preparing to return home to Green Forest, Ark., with his wife, Julie, and youngest daughter, Dawn.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. July 23 at the Methodist Church in Green Forest, with the arrangements being handled by the Smith Family Funeral Home.
Buschbom was born in State Center, Iowa, the son of a stock contractor and former rodeo contestant. He began competing at age 17 as a bull rider and made the switch three years later – to bareback riding – that would launch a Hall of Fame career.
He won his first world championship in 1949 when just 22, and he also won the gold buckle in 1959-60. He won the average at the inaugural National Finals Rodeo in 1959, and again in 1961 and 1964.
Buschbom was the first home-grown Midwesterner to make it big in ProRodeo, and he was among his event’s leaders throughout his 23-year career, which ended in 1968.
His lay-back, wild-spurring style was eventually copied by most contestants.
In 1960, Buschbom served as president of the Rodeo Cowboys Association, the forerunner of the PRCA.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (www.justincowboycrisisfund.org), the Casey Tibbs Museum in Ft. Pierre, S.D. (www.caseytibbs.com), the Rodeo Cowboy Alumni Association (www.rodeocowboyalmumni.com) or to a local food bank.


“I feel heathly. I feel 100 percent. It’s just a matter of entering and going everywhere I can and taking advantage of the opportunities – win on some horses you’re not supposed to win on and win on the horses you’re supposed to win on. I need to just go win.”
– Bareback rider Ryan Gray telling the Casper Star-Tribune about his struggle to return to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo after injuries kept him sidelined until mid-June. Gray is 26th in the world standings after one month of campaigning.


5. Next Up
July 18 Days of ’47 Rodeo, Salt Lake City, Utah, begins
July 19 Snake River Roundup, Nampa, Idaho, begins
July 20 Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., begins
July 20 Green County Fair ProRodo, Monroe, Wis.
July 20 Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo begins
July 20 Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo, Pretty Prairie, Kan., begins
July 20 Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo begins
July 21 Kaw Valley Rodeo, Manhattan, Kan., begins
July 21 Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo begins
July 21 Wahoo ( Neb.

) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 21 California Rodeo Salinas begins
July 22 Barber County Fair & Rodeo, Hardtner, Kan., begins
July 22 Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
July 22 Neshoba County Fair & Rodeo, Philadelphia, Miss., begins
July 22 Marias River Rodeo, Shelby, Mont., begins
July 22 Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins
July 23 Hayman ProRodeo, Carlisle, Pa.
July 23 Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
July 23 Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo, Iron River, Mich., begins
July 23 Moose Mountain ProRodeo, Kennedy Saskatchewan, begins
July 23 Truckee (Calif.) Championship ProRodeo begins
July 24 Cecil County Fair ProRodeo, Fairhill, Md., begins


6. News and notes from the rodeo trail
Harlan Gunville, the first Native American stock contractor to have stock at the National Finals Rodeo, died at his home in White Horse, S.D., on June 28 after a long battle with cancer. He was 73. Funeral services were held July 2 at All Saint’s Catholic Church in Eagle Butte, S.D., and burial was at the Gunville Family Ranch Cemetery in White Horse. A herd of nearly 50 bucking horses was run past the grave site after the conclusion of the services. Gunville, wife Georgia, daughter Chip and sons Harley, Glenn and Goldyn operated a 22,000-acre ranch in the heart of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Under the Gunville Rodeos’ banner, the family joined the PRCA in 1978 and had stock in the NFR every year from 1979-87 … ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee (class of 1999) Hadley Barrett did double duty over the July 14-17 weekend. He flew down to Colorado Springs, Colo., from Casper, Wyo., where he was announcing the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, to serve as emcee for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductions on July 16, then flew back to finish his duties in Casper that night … Three-time World Champion Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman and country singer Wade Bowen shared the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the Chicago Cubs’ July 1 game with the Chicago White Sox. Rookie relief pitcher Chris Carpenter was their designated catcher for the ceremony … After a five-year hiatus, Ellensburg, Wash., is bringing back the Rodeo Bowl, a college football game tied into the festivities for the Sept. 2-5 Ellensburg Rodeo. Central Washington University will open its season with a game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Tomlinson Stadium at noon Sept. 2. “I think it’s just a natural (fit) here in Ellensburg,” said Central Washington football coach Blaine Bennett. “Hopefully, we can get the people involved in the rodeo to get excited about a team from Texas playing here, and hopefully we get the people at the game excited about going to the rodeo that night for the opening ceremonies.” … A team roping and barrel racing event has been scheduled for Aug. 7 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Ore., to raise funds to cover cancer treatment for Dianna Corey, the wife of 1991 World Champion Bareback Rider Clint Corey. For information, call Robin Willis at 541.546.8896. Donations may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank in the “Clint & Dianna Benefit Account” … John C. “Bull” Stokes of Freer, Texas, was presented with the Andy Womack Memorial Award for his extraordinary efforts in making the June 22-25 Rodeo Clown Reunion a success this year at Rodeo de Sante Fe (N.M.). Stokes, 71, was presented the award by Karen Vold … The American Royal Rodeo is moving from Kemper Arena to downtown Kansas City this year. The Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold rodeo will be held Oct. 27-29 in the Sprint Center and augmented by a Reba McEntire concert on the final day. “The change in venue is intended to bring new excitement and greater attendance to this historic event,” Chairman of the Board David M. Fowler said in a release … Belinda Herriman has sold the Northern Cross stock contracting firm to Canadian Vern McDonald and the company’s name has been changed to C5 Rodeo Company … More than $15,000 in property used to put on the Fiesta Days Rodeo in Cave Creek, Ariz. – including tables, chairs and lighting equipment – has been stolen from Memorial Arena. A 1,500-pound storage unit where the items were secured was somehow removed from the rodeo grounds. “This was a coordinated effort,” said Beth Cornell, treasurer of Desert Foothills Community Association, which produces Fiesta Days. “It’s not something that you go, ‘Hey, let’s go rip that off.’ It would take a flatbed with the ability to winch the storage unit onto a truck . . . and you’d have to get it through the gate, but there was no entry damage.” A reward of up to $500 is being offered upon approval by the DFCA board.
7. 2011 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile…………$188,229
BB: Will Lowe…………………..$77,130
SW: Luke Branquinho………….$73,211
TR-1: Chad Masters………….. $62,622
TR-2: Jade Corkill………………$65,586
SB: Taos Muncy………………..$75,888
TD: Trevor Brazile……………….$69,641
BR: Shane Proctor……………..$102,178
SR: Trevor Brazile……………….$67,999


8. 2011 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of July 18, 2011.
For the 2011 season (Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 70; saddle bronc riding, 85; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 70; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.


1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $188,228
2. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 67,496
3. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 54,632
4. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 50,486
5. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 43,973
6. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 42,499
7. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 41,711
8. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 40,012
9. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 37,954
10. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 36,272
11. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 33,755
12. Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 33,150
13. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 32,770
14. Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah 31,573
15. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 31,414
16. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 30,150
17. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 29,411
18. Jesse Sheffield, Austin, Colo. 27,692
19. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 25,642
20. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 25,432


Bareback Riding
1. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas $77,130
2. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 75,386
3. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah 70,214
4. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 58,252
5. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 51,203
6. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas 45,532
7. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 43,351
8. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 41,408
9. Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 37,488
10. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore. 36,517
11. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 35,457
12. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore. 34,462
13. Bo Casper, Fort Scott, Kan. 33,814
14. Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas 33,465
15. Tom McFarland, Wickenburg, Ariz. 31,683
16. Heath Ford, Slocum, Texas 31,084
17. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 30,937
18. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 30,338
19. Royce Ford, Briggsdale, Colo. 30,115
20. Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas 29,946


Steer Wrestling
1. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. $73,211
2. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 59,336
3. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 58,648
4. Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla. 51,439
5. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 43,992
6. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 39,614
7. Darrell Petry, Beaumont, Texas 38,999
8. Mickey Gee, Wichita Falls, Texas 36,892
9. Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo. 36,552
10. Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 36,542
11. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 36,234
12. Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla. 32,290
13. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 32,011
14. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 31,403
15. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 30,968
16. Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore. 28,972
17. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif. 28,357
18. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 26,524
19. Zack Cobb, Pampa, Texas 24,353
20. Dru Melvin, Ponca City, Okla. 24,288


Team Roping (header)
1. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn. $62,622
2. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 55,781
3. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 53,765
4. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 51,840
5. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 50,588
6. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 46,852
7. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 46,231
8. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 43,802
9. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 43,531
10. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif. 43,402
11. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 39,894
12. Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 39,354
13. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 38,467
14. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 35,560
15. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 33,955
16. Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla. 33,800
17. Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla. 33,789
18. Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas 31,739
19. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz. 30,687
20. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore. 28,506


Team Roping (heeler)
1. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $65,586
2. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 55,781
3. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas 54,674
4. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas 50,588
5. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 49,233
6. Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo. 47,936
7. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 46,852
8. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 43,802
9. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga. 43,531
10. Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 43,402
11. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 39,894
12. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 39,354
13. York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 36,957
14. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 33,955
15. Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla. 33,789
16. Allen Bach, Weatherford, Texas 31,739
17. Bobby Harris, Gillette, Wyo. 31,679
18. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 31,038
19. Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 29,145
20. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 28,315


Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. $75,888
2. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 70,764
3. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 53,316
4. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 52,072
5. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 42,410
6. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 40,302
7. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 36,070
8. Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 33,623
9. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 33,029
10. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 32,242
11. Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 31,350
12. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 30,851
13. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 30,820
14. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 30,196
15. Jake Wright, Melford, Utah 28,098
16. Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo. 27,309
17. Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 26,994
18. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 25,993
19. Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont. 25,293
20. Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo. 25,078


Tie-down Roping
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $69,641
2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 69,047
3. Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas 64,047
4. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 58,460
5. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 50,969
6. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 48,662
7. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 46,762
8. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 44,816
9. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 44,679
10. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash. 43,954
11. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 43,419
12. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 36,808
13. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 34,857
14. Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla. 34,856
15. Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla. 31,983
16. E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas 31,499
17. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas 31,432
18. Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 31,303
19. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 30,473
20. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 30,463


Steer Roping
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $67,999
2. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 33,217
3. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 30,495
4. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla. 27,612
5. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 24,699
6. Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 24,089
7. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas 23,044
8. Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 18,780
9. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 18,214
10. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla. 15,606
11. Cody Scheck, Kiowa, Kan. 15,021
12. Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas 14,370
13. Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 14,071
14. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 12,964
15. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 12,389
16. Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 12,093
17. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas 12,030
18. Shay Good, Midland, Texas 12,025
19. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 11,967
20. Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.



Bull Riding
1. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. $102,178
2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 68,421
3. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 65,295
4. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 55,328
5. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 53,972
6. L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla. 51,299
7. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 51,179
8. Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla. 47,960
9. Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 45,800
10. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas 44,654
11. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas 44,239
12. Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, La. 43,350
13. Stormy Wing, Dalhart, Texas 43,046
14. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo. 41,558
15. Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo. 41,344
16. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo. 41,269
17. Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah 40,216
18. Allen Helmuth, Ellensburg, Wash. 39,877
19. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 38,474
20. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 36,142
*Barrel racing (through July 18, 2011)
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. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas $100,834
2. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 69,844
3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 63,193
4. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 60,128
5. Jody Sheffield, South Weber, Utah 59,952
6. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta 57,036
7. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla. 53,770
8. Jill Moody, Letcher, S.D. 52,367
9. Jane Melby, Backus , Minn. 42,517
10. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif. 41,425
11. Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 39,797
12. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas 37,398
13. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas 36,769
14. Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho 35,477
15. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif. 35,209
16. Britany Fleck, Bismarck, N.D. 35,150
17. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla. 34,716
18. Cassie Moseley, Cedar Lane, Texas 34,506
19. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla. 33,766
20. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb. 32,409


9. 2011 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of July 18, 2011.


Bareback Riding
1. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 42,658
2. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah 34,605
3. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 22,649
4. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 19,775
5. Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 18,810
6. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 18,090
7. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 17,663
8. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 17,179
9. Royce Ford, Briggsdale, Colo. 16,861
10. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas 16,622
11. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 15,413
12. Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas 15,405
13. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore. 14,679
14. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 14,617
15. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 13,901
16. Dave Worsfold, Wandoan, Queensland, Australia 13,242
17. Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta 11,219
18. Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 10,883
19. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore. 10,088
20. Tim Shirley, Bailey, Colo. 8,912
21. Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas 8,800
22. Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta 7,956
23. Jessy Davis, Payson, Utah 7,458
24. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 6,905
25. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah 6,821
26. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan. 6,779
27. Tom McFarland, Wickenburg, Ariz. 5,601
28. Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 5,344
29. Chase Erickson, Almo, Idaho 5,278
30. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 5,253


Steer Wrestling
1. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 29,403
2. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 28,739
3. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 27,539
4. Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla. 26,354
5. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 26,024
6. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif. 21,629
7. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 21,012
8. Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo. 18,362
9. Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 18,101
10. Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore. 17,353
11. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 14,590
12. Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore. 14,206
13. Zack Cobb, Pampa, Texas 12,878
14. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 12,760
15. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 12,717
16. Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo. 12,385
17. Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla. 11,992
18. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 11,770
19. Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. 11,236
20. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 10,974
21. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 10,562
22. Dane Hanna, Berthold, N.D. 10,081
23. Alex Robertson, Bend, Ore. 9,214
24. Darrell Petry, Beaumont, Texas 9,192
25. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 9,002
26. Justin Blaine Davis, Bartonville, Texas 8,999
27. Mickey Gee, Wichita Falls, Texas 8,743
28. Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas 8,683
29. Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan. 8,297
30. Travis Carnine, Stanfield, Ore. 7,814


Team Roping-Header
1. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 30,999
2. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 27,224
3. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 26,919
4. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 25,489
5. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn. 23,738
6. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 23,302
7. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 22,763
8. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif. 22,305
9. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 22,296
10. Justin Yost, Hico, Texas 20,450
11. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 18,745
12. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 18,696
13. Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla. 18,577
14. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 17,764
15. Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas 17,215
16. Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla. 17,204
17. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 16,013
18. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore. 15,271
19. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 15,174
20. Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas 14,896
21. Caleb Mitchell, Pollok, Texas 13,691
22. Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 12,285
23. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz. 12,248
24. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 11,755
25. David Key, Caldwell, Texas 11,652
26. Colby Siddoway, Hooper, Utah 11,117
27. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 11,009
28. Jake Stanley, Hermiston, Ore. 10,578
29. Matt Funk, Hermiston, Ore. 9,136
30. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 8,950


Team Roping-Heeler
1. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 31,217
2. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas 29,531
3. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 27,224
4. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 27,031
5. Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo. 25,489
6. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga. 23,302
7. Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 22,305
8. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 22,296
9. Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 20,596
10. Kyle Crick, Lipan, Texas 20,450
11. York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 18,760
12. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 18,696
13. Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla. 18,577
14. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas 17,764
15. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 17,215
16. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 16,013
17. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 15,271
18. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 15,174
19. Allen Bach, Weatherford, Texas 14,896
20. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 13,903
21. Dakota Kirchenschlager, De Leon, Texas 13,355
22. Michael Jones, Stephenville, Texas 12,285
23. Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 12,248
24. Cody Hintz, Spring Creek, Nev. 11,755
25. Monty Petska, Turlock, Calif. 11,098
26. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 10,947
27. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 10,404
28. Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash. 9,877
29. Marty Becker, Cardston, Alberta 9,357
30. Austin Adams, Logandale, Nev. 9,282


Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 31,443
2. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 26,296
3. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 24,522
4. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 22,478
5. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 18,408
6. Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 17,180
7. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 16,235
8. Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont. 15,994
9. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 15,578
10. Jake Wright, Melford, Utah 14,781
11. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 13,962
12. Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 12,343
13. Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo. 10,975
14. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 10,295
15. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 9,715
16. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D. 9,450
17. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 9,102
18. Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 8,854
19. Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D. 8,534
20. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 8,272
21. Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah 8,194
22. Billy Etbauer, Edmond, Okla. 7,325
23. Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 7,239
24. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 6,278
25. Alex Wright, Milford, Utah 6,100
26. Bryan Martinat, Marsing, Idaho 6,008
27. Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo. 5,447
28. Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas 5,161
29. Jesse James Kirby, Dodge City, Kan. 5,049
30. Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev. 4,439


Tie Down Roping
1. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 30,274
2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 28,581
3. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 26,787
4. Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas 24,711
5. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 24,684
6. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 23,381
7. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 21,160
8. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 18,534
9. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash. 18,284
10. Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 17,499
11. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 17,011
12. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 15,141
13. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 15,044
14. Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 14,013
15. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 13,309
16. Ryan Watkins, Dublin, Texas 12,474
17. Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas 12,446
18. Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 12,108
19. Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla. 10,638
20. Seth Hopper, Stanfield, Ore. 10,549
21. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 10,515
22. Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 9,944
23. Jud Nowotny, La Vernia, Texas 9,695
24. Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M. 9,342
25. George Rowland, Tolar, Texas 8,971
26. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 8,960
27. Boe Brown, Harrold, S.D. 8,866
28. Roger Nonella, Klamath Falls, Ore. 8,765
29. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 7,874
30. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas 7,406


Bull Riding
1. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 32,113
2. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 21,742
3. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 21,701
4. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 20,752
5. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 18,552
6. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas 15,125
7. Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 14,809
8. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 13,839
9. Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, La. 13,278
10. Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 13,085
11. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 11,923
12. L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla. 11,597
13. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 11,019
14. Craig Begay, Rough Rock, Ariz. 10,841
15. Jake Wade, Alamo, Nev. 10,673
16. Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas 10,670
17. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 10,583
18. Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla. 9,881
19. Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla. 9,489
20. Austin Ambrose, Fletcher, Okla. 8,847
21. Allen Helmuth, Ellensburg, Wash. 8,027
22. Tyler Thomson, Black Diamond, Alberta 7,945
23. Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah 7,841
24. Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas 7,786
25. Shawn Proctor, Tooele, Utah 7,607
26. Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 7,556
27. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 6,907
28. Sam Wyatt, Fittstown, Okla. 6,681
29. Chad Denton, Berry Creek, Calif. 6,643
30. Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 6,617


10. 2011 Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Unofficial as of July 18, 2011.
1. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 39,287
2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 25,527
3. Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla. 25,051
4. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo. 25,006
5. Stormy Wing, Dalhart, Texas 21,581
6. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo. 20,592
7. Aaron Pass, Dallas, Texas 19,996
8. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 19,416
9. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 19,101
10. Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas 18,298
11. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 17,612
12. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas 16,850
13. Chance Smart, Philadelphia, Miss. 15,233
14. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas 14,792
15. Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla. 13,966
16. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 13,496
17. Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas 12,803
18. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 12,459
19. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 12,404
20. L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla. 11,041