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 Riddle gets right answer in Sikeston, Mo.

SIKESTON, Mo. – Caine Riddle’s weekend started with a groin injury in Lovington, N.M., and ended with a broken-down truck on the outskirts of Memphis.
The middle part was much better.
Riddle had a 90-point ride on Lancaster & Pickett’s Top Flight – the first of his career – to win the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and make dramatic rescue of his bid for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“I had a few 87s along the way, but never a 90. None. Zero,” Riddle said. “And this came at a great time.”
Riddle, who had seen his world ranking slip from 10th right after Cowboy Christmas to 17th by Aug. 1, used this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver Rodeo presented by Justin Boots to bounce back into the Top 15.
“I wasn’t worried,” Riddle said. “Not really. For most of the month of July, I just wasn’t drawing very well. If I stayed healthy and did what I was supposed to do, I knew my time would come.”
The irony of this is, of course, that Riddle had one of the best performances of his career just after departing the ranks of the fully healthy.
He suffered the groin strain at the Lea County Fair & Rodeo in Lovington while finishing in a tie for fifth and earning $799. But he went right on to the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, where he got taped up and finished in a tie for fourth that paid him another $1,379.
After that, it was off to Sikeston and the Art Saunders Arena for another round of taping and pain meds before climbing on Top Flight, a horse that Riddle’s traveling partner, Will Lowe, rode to a second-place finish in the 10th round of last year’s Wrangler NFR.
Both judges at Sikeston scored Riddle’s ride a 23 on a scale of 25, and Riddle walked (gingerly) away with $4,988.
“I kind of had mixed feelings,” Riddle said. “I was having fun (riding Top Flight), but I wanted to get off, too. I was in some pain.”
Riddle knows well the part injuries play in his sport. He missed most of 2007 (groin) and 2008 (left knee) because he was hurt or otherwise might have joined his father – eight-time qualifier Rusty Riddle – among the ranks of NFR participants a bit earlier in his career.
Ranked just 36th in the world a year ago, Riddle has won at least a share of seven titles this year in PRCA rodeos and has been among the bareback riding leaders all season.
“Qualifying for the (Wrangler) NFR would be about as special as it gets,” Riddle said. “It’s been my goal from when I started riding, and this year has been great. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
Well, he could have asked for his truck to hold on for a little bit longer.
He and Lowe were approaching Memphis when a wheel bearing went out on them.
“We were lucky because, as it turns out, there was an auto parts store about a half-hour away,” Riddle said. “We crawled along at about two miles an hour with this horrible noise. We got to the auto parts store, got what we needed, and did the repairs ourselves in the parking lot. It took a couple of hours. Will’s better at that than I am, but we got it done.”
The same might be said about his whole weekend.
The other champions in the $180,472 rodeo were steer wrestler Matt Reeves (9.2 seconds on two head), team ropers Arky Rogers and York Gill (10.4 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (83 points), tie-down roper Michael Otero (16.6 seconds on two head), bull rider Trevor Kastner (88 points) and barrel racer Jeannie Anderson (16.22 seconds).
2. Pratt proves fall-proof at Farm-City ProRodeo
HERMISTON, Ore. – Jake Pratt saw his tie-down roping win at the Farm-City ProRodeo as a sign that “hard work pays off once in awhile” and that he is getting closer to the goals he set with his dad, Tommy, when he was first starting to compete in rodeo.
To others, it might appear as the latest evidence that the 23-year-old cowboy from Ellensburg, Wash., is on the verge of reaching the elite level. Either version works just fine.
Competing against a field that included reigning World Champion Trevor Brazile and world standings leader Tuf Cooper, Pratt won this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver Rodeo presented by Justin Boots with composure that belied his youth.
Pratt was fourth in the first round with a time of 9.4 seconds and just missed earning a check with a 9.7-second run in round two, but his total time of 19.1 seconds edged Shane Hanchey by two-tenths and assured Pratt of his biggest win in three seasons as a PRCA member.
“It’s really a thrill to get a big win like this so close to home,” Pratt said. “I’ve never been in this position (so high in the standings) before, so it’s going to take some getting used to … It’s exciting. I can’t wait to go to the next rodeo. I just back in the box and try to give myself a chance to win every time.”
Pratt’s total earnings of $3,457 at Hermiston moved him close to the top 20 (he’s 23rd), the highest he’s been this late in the season. He was fourth in the rookie standings and 64th overall in 2009, jumped to 36th a year ago and now is in position to make a run at a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo berth.
John Redig, another third-year pro, also had a breakthrough moment at Hermiston by earning a share of the saddle bronc riding title with an 86-point effort on Calgary Stampede’s Lynx Mountain. He tied 2007 World Champion Taos Muncy and Tyrell Smith. Each man earned $4,167 and Redig won another $1,098 as champion of the Ventura County Fair Rodeo in Ventura, Calif.

The other champions at this $201,759 rodeo were all-around cowboy Timber Moore ($2,836 in team roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Clint Cannon (88 points), steer wrestler Billy Bugenig (10.8 seconds on two head), team ropers Matt Sherwood and Cory Petska (9.7 seconds on two head), bull rider Clayton Savage (87 points) and barrel racer Liz Combs (34.50 seconds on two runs).
3. Tryan, Graves rope Lovington championship
LOVINGTON, N.M. – Clay Tryan and Travis Graves have had a great season, and it got a little bit better on the night of Aug. 13 during the final performance of the Lea County Fair and Rodeo.
The team roping tandem finished in 10.4 seconds on two runs to win the aggregate title in Lovington. The $3,440 they each earned will go a long way in helping them in the race for the 2011 world championships – Tryan is No.

2 on the heading money list; Graves is third in heeling. More importantly, the money counts for the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour standings.

Tryan and Graves stopped the clock in 4.8 seconds in the final night performance to finish fifth in the second go-round. That was worth $832. Combined with their afternoon run of 5.6, they made the best of a good deal in Lovington – the New Mexico rodeo was one of three Silver level stops this weekend on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots, joining Hermiston, Ore., and Sikeston, Mo.
Money earned in the Tour’s 24 rodeos helps contestants earn a spot in the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash., and the Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Neb. – both of those events take place next month.
The other champions in this $207,343 rodeo in Jake McClure Arena were bareback riders Will Lowe and Brian Bain (88 points each), steer wrestler Dean Gorsuch (8.2 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Cody Angland (85 points), tie-down roper Sterling Smith (18.0 seconds on two head), steer roper Trevor Brazile (32.4 seconds on three head), bull rider Chandler Bownds (87 points) and barrel racer Sydni Blanchard (16.99 seconds).
by Ted Harbin
• There was a ton of silver to be won at these Silver Tour rodeos – Hermiston, Lovington and Sikeston – and nobody helped themselves to more of it than Tryan and Graves. They were one of five team roping pairs to earn checks at all three, and each man banked $8,988 to edge bull rider Clayton Savage by $184 for top honors. Tie-down roper Michael Otero was third with $7,384. Oddly, apart from the team ropers (Tryan/Graves, Arky Rogers/York Gill, Kaleb Driggers/Brad Culpepper, Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper and Spencer Mitchell/Broc Cresta), only three other cowboys earned checks in all three Wrangler Million Dollar Tour events, and none of them won any titles. Bareback rider Matt Bright led this group with $6,724, earning third-place finishes at Hermiston and Lovington and a fourth-place check at Sikeston.

Steer wrestler Kenneth Lewis banked $5,576 from his three-state and 3,472-mile tour and saddle bronc rider Cody Wright had $2,395.

• Cody Wright became the second PRCA cowboy to surpass $100,000 in single-event earnings on Aug. 9, when he finished second to Bradley Harter in the saddle bronc riding at the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo in Loveland, Colo., and earned $1,722. Bull rider Shane Proctor was the first to hit six figures in one event on July 4. Wright also had those three checks from the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour events plus a third-place check at the Cache County Fair & Rodeo in Logan, Utah, to finish the week with $4,969 and a season total of $104,662. That third-place result in Logan? He finished one point behind two of his younger brothers – the twins, Jake and Jesse – who tied for the win with 83 points apiece.
• Until Clint Cannon draws a horse named Thunderous Boom or Matt Bright finds his name on a day sheet next to High Wattage, it’s going to be hard to find a better matchup of bareback rider and steed names than the Cowtown Rodeo had Aug. 13. Naval Academy Midshipman Blake Wilson drew Salty Dog, which is nautical slang for an experienced sailor and also for ornery, which bucking horses tend to be. It proved a winning combination in Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., with Wilson, a senior at Annapolis, getting the win with a 74-point ride. “I had been on him twice before, so I was familiar with him and knew he circles to the right,” Wilson said. “It wasn’t my best trip, but it was good enough to get the job done.

I go to Cowtown because it’s the most convenient for me since it’s only a 90-minute drive. I try to go to the Pennsylvania rodeos; New York is just too far for me to do with my naval schedule. I have Friday and Saturday nights off from duty now that I’m a senior, so that helps.” (For more on Wilson, read the Sept. 2 issue of ProRodeo Sports News (PSN) magazine.)

• Half of the weekend’s 90-point roughstock rides came at one venue, the Western Montana Fairgrounds, with saddle bronc rider Tyrell Smith scoring 90 on New West Rodeo’s Show Biz and bull rider Travis Atkinson getting his 90 on Robinson Pro Rodeo’s Exotic Justin to win the Missoula Stampede. The others to reach 9-oh were bareback rider Caine Riddle in Sikeston, Mo., and bull rider Luke Dotson in Coffeyville, Kan. Dotson ended up nearly being trampled by David Bailey Rodeo Company’s Frosty after completing his ride and was far more eager to talk about his rescue than his score. “Those bullfighters (Cory Wall and Andy Burelle) did save me,” Dotson said. “I was right underneath him. I just went off on my head and didn’t know where I was … My hat is off to them.”

• Dustin Bird of Cut Bank, Mont., pulled off a “triple” at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede, getting there by winning the all-around, the tie-down roping and pairing with Ryle Whitford for a share of the team roping title. He earned a total of $4,448 … Vin Fisher Jr. won the steer roping at the Phil Gardenhire PRCA Rodeo in Poteau, Okla., for his fourth win in two weeks and yet dropped a spot to third in the world standings. Rocky Patterson won the steer roping in Ponca City, Okla., and was fifth in Lovington, to push past Fisher by $510 … Frenchman Evan Jayne is quietly having a strong season while working around his duties as an agricultural teacher at Forney (Texas) High School. His bareback riding wins this weekend in Crossett, Ark., and Mesquite, Texas, brought his total for the year to 11 … Two-time Wrangler NFR-qualifier Spud Duvall was also a double winner this weekend. He won the two-head title in 19.2 seconds in the mud at Coffeyville, Kan., and had a 3.5-second run to win in Ponca City, Okla. … Elder statesman winner of the week was Joe Bell Sr., 57, who won the steer wrestling at the Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., with an impressive time of 4.8 seconds.
• Idle thoughts while culling through 31 PRCA rodeos: Given the nature of the event, has there ever been a better steer wrestling name than Seth Hadlock? (The Liberty, Utah, cowboy won the Jerome County Fair & Rodeo in Jerome, Idaho, with a time of 4.1 seconds)
And what, exactly, are the odds that steer wrestlers Clayton Moore and Clayton Morrison would finish in a tie twice in the same weekend (in Omak, Wash., and Hermiston, Ore.)?
• The Brazile Watch: Although he did not win the all-around title at any of the three Wrangler Million Dollar Tour rodeos over the Aug. 12-14 weekend, Trevor Brazile was the only contestant to show up in the all-around standings in all of them and would be the three-stop Tour all-around champion (if there were such a thing) with $6,393. Brazile lifted his total earnings for the year to $199,799, meaning he is just $201 away from reaching the $200,000 mark for the 11th consecutive season.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Everyone thinks Texas and Oklahoma are supposed to be the big cowboy states. Here in Wyoming, we have a fraction of the population of one of the big cities in those states, and we’re running right close with them at the top of the standings.”
– Bobby Welsh, of Gillette, pointing out to the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle that his state has three of the top 14 bull riders in the world standings and four of the top 20, despite being the least-populated state in the union.
4. Next Up
Aug. 15 The Dakota Stampede Rodeo, Aberdeen, S.D., begins
Aug. 16 The Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo begins
Aug. 16 Canby (Ore.) Rodeo begins
Aug. 17 Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., begins
Aug. 17 Juneau County Fair ProRodeo, Mauston, Wis., begins
Aug. 17 Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo begins
Aug. 18 McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Circle, Mont., begins
Aug. 18 Yellowstone Stampede, Billings, Mont., begins
Aug. 18 Cassia County Fair & Rodeo, Burley, Idaho, begins
Aug. 18 Freedom (Okla.) Rodeo & Old Cow Hand Reunion begins
Aug. 18 Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo begins
Aug. 18 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo, Kalispell, Mont., begins
Aug. 18 Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup begins
Aug. 18 Silverton (Texas) Buck Wild Days Rodeo begins
Aug. 19 Horse Days, Belvidere, Ill., begins
Aug. 19 Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, begins
Aug. 19 Davis County PRCA Rodeo, Farmington, Utah, begins
Aug. 19 Imboden (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 19 Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
Aug. 19 Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins
Aug. 19 Wheaton (Mo.) PRCA Rodeo begins
Aug. 19 North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, Denton, Texas, begins
Aug. 19 127th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, Payson, Ariz., begins
Aug. 20 Chouteau County Fair & Rodeo, Fort Benton, Mont.
Aug. 20 Barron County PRCA Rodeo, Rice Lake, Wis., begins
Aug. 20 Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
Aug. 20 Fallon County Fair & Rodeo, Baker, Mont., begins
Aug. 20 Brown County Fair ProRodeo, De Pere, Wis.
5. News and notes from the rodeo trail
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Rodeo Hall of Fame will induct Shawn Davis, Martha Josey, Sonny Linger and Lyle Sankey during Rodeo Weekend, Sept. 23-24, in Oklahoma City. Being honored posthumously are Albert “Bobbie” Christensen, Don Happy, Roy Lewis and Col. W.T. Johnson. PRCA Director of Communications Kendra Santos will receive the Tad Lucas Award, given annually to a woman who has demonstrated talent, spirit, courage and compassion in the interest of upholding and promoting Western Heritage and Walt Garrison will receive the Ben Johnson Memorial Award for his contributions to the growth and betterment of rodeo … David Mann, who owned Jumbo Screens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., was killed Aug.

15 as he was disassembling equipment used for the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Old Spanish Days Stock Horse Show & Rodeo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Mann, 49, was crushed when a 1,500-pound screen fell from a forklift on top of him. Workers were able to lift the monitor from Mann before rescue crews responded, but medics arrived to find him in respiratory failure. He was transported to Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Mann and partner Frank West provided Jumbo Screens for many PRCA Rodeos across the U.S. … J.R. Vezain, who won the bareback riding championship at the College National Finals Rodeo this year while attending Vernon (Texas) College, has transferred to Casper (Wyo.) College to work with assistant coach Kelly Timberman, the 2004 world champion bareback rider. “Kelly is the reason I’m coming here,” Vezain told the Casper Star-Tribune. “If it wasn’t for him, I’d go back to school in Texas, to be honest. I don’t think I can put a price on all he has done for me. Hopefully, I can help (head coach) Tom (Parker) and Kelly to a national championship.” … The Franklin Parish (La.) Police Jury is waiting for the Winnsboro City Council’s approval of a plan to donate 18 acres in the city’s industrial park for construction of a rodeo arena for the Deep South PRCA Rodeo. The vote may come as early as tonight’s regular city council meeting … About 70 businesses are taking part in the Walk of the Bulls project to generate civic interest in the Aug. 16-20 Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo. Amateur and professional artists have set up decorated plywood bulls and rodeo clowns all over town, including on the lawn in front of the Canyon County Courthouse …

6. 2011 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile…………$199,799
BB: Will Lowe…………………..$94,045
SW: Luke Branquinho………….$82,308
TR-1: Chad Masters………….. $82,695
TR-2: Jade Corkill………………$85,659
SB: Cody Wright….…………..$104,662
TD: Tuf Cooper…………………..$86,477
BR: Shane Proctor………………$127,096
SR: Trevor Brazile………………..$72,739
7. 2011 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of August 15, 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.
All-around
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $199,799
2. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 92,414
3. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 83,936
4. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 67,510
5. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 67,130
6. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 60,169
7. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 52,912
8. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 52,206
9. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 50,817
10. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 48,220
11. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 46,195
12. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 46,133
13. Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah 44,433
14. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 42,132
15. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 41,822
16. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 38,786
17. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 38,194
18. Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 37,487
19. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 37,360
20. Jesse Sheffield, Delta, Colo. 35,871
Bareback Riding
1. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas $94,045
2. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah 88,065
3. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 83,130
4. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 67,546
5. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 65,399
6. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 59,020
7. Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 57,645
8. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 56,157
9. Royce Ford, Briggsdale, Colo. 55,637
10. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore. 55,381
11. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 54,880
12. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 54,662
13. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 53,110
14. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 48,941
15. Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas 47,400
16. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas 46,737
17. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore. 43,707
18. Tom McFarland, Wickenburg, Ariz. 41,497
19. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 39,479
20. Bo Casper, Fort Scott, Kan. 37,824
Steer Wrestling
1. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. $82,308
2. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 72,177
3. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 69,998
4. Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 65,555
5. Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla. 61,923
6. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 54,999
7. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 52,376
8. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 51,486
9. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 47,977
10. Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo. 46,299
11. Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore. 46,025
12. Darrell Petry, Beaumont, Texas 44,312
13. Mickey Gee, Wichita Falls, Texas 43,741
14. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 41,011
15. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 39,117
16. Dru Melvin, Ponca City, Okla. 38,586
17. Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla. 38,559
18. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 35,160
19. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 33,956
20. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 33,661
Team Roping (header)
1. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn.

$82,695

2. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 73,717
3. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 67,560
4. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 64,115
5. Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 64,053
6. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif. 62,367
7. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 62,349
8. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 62,287
9. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 59,121
10. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz. 58,708
11. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,958
12. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 54,237
13. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 53,628
14. Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla. 50,271
15. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore. 46,803
16. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 46,644
17. Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla. 45,329
18. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 43,903
19. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 43,853
20. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 40,442
Team Roping (heeler)
1. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $85,659
2. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 73,717
3. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 67,560
4. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas 66,950
5. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 65,004
6. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 64,053
7. Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 62,367
8. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga. 62,287
9. Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo. 60,826
10. Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 57,167
11. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,958
12. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas 53,628
13. York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 53,033
14. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 46,803
15. Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla. 45,329
16. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 43,923
17. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 43,880
18. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 40,442
19. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 39,381
20. Allen Bach, Weatherford, Texas 38,255
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah $104,662
2. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 97,960
3. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 74,409
4. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 61,659
5. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 54,686
6. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 50,019
7. Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 48,383
8. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 46,089
9. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 45,154
10. Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo. 43,006
11. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 40,486
12. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 38,655
13. Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 38,319
14. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 38,140
15. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 37,049
16. Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah 36,576
17. Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont. 35,953
18. Cody Angland, New South Wales, 35,333
19. Jake Wright, Melford, Utah 33,393
20. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 32,242
Tie-down Roping
1. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $86,477
2. Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas 78,853
3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 73,432
4. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 72,008
5. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash. 67,226
6. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 66,801
7. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 65,508
8. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 57,275
9. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 56,445
10. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 56,425
11. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 47,930
12. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas 45,911
13. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 45,701
14. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 45,062
15. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 43,296
16. Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla. 40,672
17. Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 39,665
18. Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah 38,214
19. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 37,426
20. Justin Macha, Needville, Texas 37,356
Steer Roping
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $72,739
2. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 56,311
3. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 55,801
4. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 47,168
5. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas 33,594
6. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas 33,591
7. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla. 27,829
8. Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 27,507
9. Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 26,780
10. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla. 24,554
11. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 23,592
12. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 23,252
13. Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,101
14. Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. 21,260
15. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 19,792
16. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 19,770
17. Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 19,686
18. Cody Scheck, Kiowa, Kan. 19,622
19. Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 19,419
20. Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 16,178
Bull Riding
1. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. $127,096
2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 92,030
3. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 71,086
4. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 70,311
5. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 67,281
6. Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, La. 62,104
7. L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla. 61,928
8. Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo. 57,485
9. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo. 55,864
10. Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah 55,739
11. Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla. 54,690
12. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 54,212
13. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo. 53,599
14. Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 52,997
15. Allen Helmuth, Ellensburg, Wash. 51,138
16. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 48,023
17. Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 47,256
18. Stormy Wing, Dalhart, Texas 46,734
19. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas 46,246
20. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas 45,782
*Barrel racing (through August 15, 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 $111,839
2. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta 86,182
3. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 81,674
4. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 79,956
5. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla. 76,776
6. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 75,053
7. Jody Sheffield, South Weber, Utah 61,900
8. Jill Moody, Letcher, S.D. 58,188
9. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif. 56,605
10. Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho 48,470
11. Jane Melby, Backus, Minn. 47,964
12. Britany Fleck, Bismarck, N.D. 45,762
13. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas 45,588
14. Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 45,223
15. Jeanne Anderson, White City, Kan. 43,486
16. Kaley Bass, Davenport, Fla. 42,405
17. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo. 42,336
18. Kim Schulze, Elbert, Colo. 41,974
19. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb. 41,105
20. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla. 40,874
8. 2011 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of August 15, 2011.
Bareback Riding
1. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah $47,539
2. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 43,426
3. Royce Ford, Briggsdale, Colo. 34,798
4. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 30,818
5. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 28,706
6. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 28,504
7. Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 28,263
8. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 25,798
9. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 25,332
10. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 24,173
11. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 23,417
12. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 22,320
13. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 21,749
14. Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas 21,192
15. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore. 17,751
16. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas 16,622
17. Dave Worsfold, Wandoan, Queensland, Australia 16,184
18. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore. 15,831
19. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 15,479
20. Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta 11,219
21. Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 10,883
22. Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas 9,299
23. Tim Shirley, Bailey, Colo. 8,912
24. Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 8,677
25. Jessy Davis, Payson, Utah 8,319
26. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 8,092
27. Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta 7,956
28. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah 7,147
29. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan. 6,779
30. D.V. Fennell, Porum, Okla. 6,408
Steer Wrestling
1. Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho $41,952
2. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 37,909
3. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 34,271
4. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 31,284
5. Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore. 29,259
6. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 28,739
7. Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla. 28,346
8. Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo. 24,587
9. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif. 24,518
10. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 23,583
11. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 21,419
12. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 21,361
13. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 21,010
14. Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas 19,513
15. Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo. 19,385
16. Dane Hanna, Berthold, N.D. 19,325
17. Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla. 18,615
18. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 17,719
19. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 16,890
20. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 15,449
21. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 15,001
22. Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. 14,878
23. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas 14,237
24. Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore. 14,206
25. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 13,732
26. Zack Cobb, Pampa, Texas 12,878
27. Alex Robertson, Bend, Ore. 12,253
28. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 10,974
29. Mickey Gee, Wichita Falls, Texas 10,710
30. Darrell Petry, Beaumont, Texas 10,493
Team Roping-Header
1. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. $40,848
2. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 34,136
3. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn. 33,787
4. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz. 32,862
5. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 31,988
6. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 31,832
7. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 30,271
8. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif. 30,088
9. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 29,733
10. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore. 28,985
11. Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla. 28,555
12. Justin Yost, Hico, Texas 28,178
13. Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 28,070
14. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 27,702
15. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 27,224
16. David Key, Caldwell, Texas 23,047
17. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 22,311
18. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 21,855
19. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 21,795
20. Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla. 21,509
21. Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas 20,703
22. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 20,007
23. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 19,784
24. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 19,754
25. Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas 18,052
26. Caleb Mitchell, Pollok, Texas 15,730
27. Jay Adams, Logandale, Nev. 15,228
28. J.D. Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 13,649
29. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 13,266
30. Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn. 12,285
Team Roping-Heeler
1. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $41,066
2. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 37,080
3. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas 34,601
4. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 34,136
5. Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 32,862
6. Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 31,991
7. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 31,832
8. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga. 30,271
9. York Gill, Stephenville, Texas 30,110
10. Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 30,088
11. Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo. 29,733
12. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 28,985
13. Kyle Crick, Lipan, Texas 28,178
14. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 28,070
15. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 27,609
16. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 21,532
17. Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla. 21,509
18. Allen Bach, Weatherford, Texas 20,703
19. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas 20,007
20. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 19,784
21. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 19,754
22. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 18,052
23. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 17,013
24. Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev. 15,228
25. Matt Garza, Las Cruces, N.M. 15,018
26. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 14,689
27. Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev. 14,428
28. Jay Wadhams, Pueblo, Colo. 13,649
29. Dakota Kirchenschlager, De Leon, Texas 13,355
30. Cody Hintz, Spring Creek, Nev. 13,266
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah $44,961
2. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 37,949
3. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 33,284
4. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 27,746
5. Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 26,684
6. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 25,961
7. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 22,591
8. Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont. 20,161
9. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 20,102
10. Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo. 19,786
11. Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 18,861
12. Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 18,123
13. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 17,374
14. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 15,695
15. Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah 12,776
16. Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 12,058
17. Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 11,966
18. Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D. 11,130
19. Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 10,421
20. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 9,983
21. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 9,492
22. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D. 9,450
23. Alex Wright, Milford, Utah 9,378
24. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 9,370
25. Jesse James Kirby, Dodge City, Kan. 8,999
26. J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 8,420
27. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 8,272
28. Billy Etbauer, Edmond, Okla. 7,325
29. Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D. 7,061
30. Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo. 6,697
Tie Down Roping
1. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas $39,587
2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 35,033
3. Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas 31,118
4. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 30,636
5. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 30,484
6. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 27,698
7. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 27,640
8. Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 22,850
9. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 22,264
10. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 21,764
11. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 21,589
12. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash. 20,339
13. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 20,006
14. Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M. 19,442
15. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 18,453
16. Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 17,004
17. Jud Nowotny, La Vernia, Texas 16,697
18. Justin Macha, Needville, Texas 16,600
19. Ryan Watkins, Dublin, Texas 15,356
20. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 14,733
21. Seth Hopper, Stanfield, Ore. 14,194
22. Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 14,191
23. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas 14,152
24. Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 13,860
25. Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M. 13,468
26. Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas 12,773
27. Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La. 12,620
28. Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz. 12,386
29. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas 11,527
30. Ricky Hyde, Mount Vernon, Ark. 11,377
Bull Riding
1. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. $38,489
2. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 37,340
3. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 33,191
4. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 25,499
5. Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 25,351
6. Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, La. 23,845
7. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 21,535
8. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 20,126
9. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 17,209
10. LJ Jenkins, Porum, Okla. 16,568
11. Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 16,265
12. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas 15,125
13. Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo. 14,913
14. Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas 14,474
15. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 13,839
16. Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas 12,894
17. Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla. 12,661
18. Allen Helmuth, Ellensburg, Wash. 12,013
19. Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla. 11,505
20. Jake Wade, Alamo, Nev. 11,020
21. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 11,019
22. Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah 10,937
23. Craig Begay, Rough Rock, Ariz. 10,841
24. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 10,583
25. Tater Hins, Huron, S.D. 10,216
26. Tyler Thomson, Black Diamond, Alberta 9,966
27. Austin Ambrose, Fletcher, Okla. 9,785
28. Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas 9,706
29. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo. 9,615
30. A.J. Hamre, Chico, Calif. 9,555
9. 2011 Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Unofficial as of August 15, 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