Borrowed Horse Does the Trick for Peek in Logandale

Reno Rodeo PHoty by Laura Leigh, Horseback Magazine

LOGANDALE, Nev. (PRCA) – Josh Peek was wrestling when he heard he had won the all-around and tie-down roping titles at the April 12-15 Clark County Fair & Rodeo, but he wasn’t wrestling steers to the ground – he was roughhousing with his kids at home in Pueblo, Colo.

Peek, who competed April 14 and returned home afterwards, tied for fifth in the second go of the tie-down roping with a time of 8.6 seconds and that was good enough to give him the average win with a time of 17.5 seconds on two head at the Wrangler Million Dollar Silver Tour event presented by Justin Boots.

“My first run was really fast, and then my second run I got a calf that had already run once that day and the guy missed him,” Peek said. “So I knew what kind of calf I had in the second round, and my horse was great and he helped me to the win.”

Peek earned $3,250 in the tie-down roping and with his steer wrestling money included, took home the all-around title with $5,745, beating out Trevor Brazile.

Peek’s success so far this month – he also won the tie-down roping at Nacogdoches, Texas – has been partly due to a stroke of luck related to a change of horse. Peek’s 19-year-old steed, Cody, needed surgery to fix some bone spurs in his ankle and won’t be back until June – and that left Peek scrambling to find a suitable replacement.

“I’m riding my brother John’s horse, Smoke, and he has been just great so far,” said Peek, who has been on the 9-year-old horse since Cody’s injury. “I rode him last year and he was really green, but now he has become very good in a hurry. He always gives me a chance to gather them up so fast.”

The all-around title was just an added bonus for Peek, who had no clue he had won it until late Sunday night.

“It’s always nice to win the all-around at a place like Logandale,” he said. “I’ve had a good winter and things just keep getting better.”

The other winners at the Clark County Fairgrounds were bareback rider Will Lowe (87 points), steer wrestler Beau Clark (8.0 seconds on two head), team ropers Clay Tryan and Travis Graves (10.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Curtis Garton and Jeff Willert (83 points each), bull rider Wesley Silcox (88 points) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi (17.06 seconds).

2. It’s all Lipstick & Whiskey for Sundell at Holt Arena

POCATELLO, Idaho – For saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell, there’s just something special about Holt Arena.

It was here that the Boxholm, Iowa, cowboy captured one of his first major wins, at the 2009 Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, and it was here on the Idaho State University campus that he ran away with the April 12-14 Western Frontier ProRodeo.

Sundell’s 88-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Lipstick & Whiskey was four points better than nearest challengers, Ty Atchison and Jesse Wright, and earned him $4,133 at the Wrangler Million Dollar Silver Tour event presented by Justin Boots.

“I wish I could pack this whole building around with me,” Sundell told the Idaho State Journal. “I have drawn really good when I’ve come here, which is a big part of it, and I have been riding good each time. I love it.”

The last time Sundell drew Lipstick & Whiskey was Round 2 of the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, and he was bucked off. This time, it was Sundell’s turn to get the upper hand and he treated the Holt Arena crowd to an impromptu celebration after he’d made the eight-second buzzer.

“This was a little bit of redemption,” Sundell said.

The central drama of the rodeo’s final night came in a bull riding competition which had been dominated (24-4) over the first two days by the four-footed athletes.

Sonny Murphy got things started with an 86-point ride to tie Austin Ambrose for the lead. Canada’s Beau Brooks then bettered that with an 87-pointer on D&H Cattle’s Closin’ Time and he was, in turn, surpassed by Kanin Asay of Powell, Wyo.

Asay went for 89 points on D&H Cattle’s Wild Child and that stood up until the final ride of the night, when Zack Elliott of Thatcher, Utah, tied Asay for the title with 89 points on Mobandy.com of the D&H Cattle string.

The other WFPR champions were bareback rider Steven Peebles (88 points), steer wrestler Ryan Jarrett (8.3 seconds on two head), team ropers Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, Arky Rogers/Clint Summers and Brady Tryan/York Gill (9.0 seconds each on two head), tie-down roper Hunter Herrin (14.7 seconds on two head) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi (29.19 seconds on two runs).

By tying for first in the team roping, Daniel and Tryan each moved into first place in the world standings with season earnings of $30,500 apiece – the only lead changes to come out of the PRCA’s five weekend rodeos.

3. Elliott continues comeback in Pocatello X-Bulls

POCATELLO, Idaho – One of the great rodeo comeback stories in recent years is playing out quietly on the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour.

Tag Elliott of Thatcher, Utah, nearly killed by a head-to-horn collision in 2007, has fought all the way back to the top level of the sport.

With his win at the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event in Holt Arena on April 11, Elliott moved from seventh to fourth in the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings and from 18th to 14th in the bull riding world standings with $18,855

Elliott had an 81-point ride in the first round to tie for sixth place with Canada’s Ty Pozzobon and then had an 86-point ride in the finals aboard D&H Cattle’s Sports Jacket to finish second to rookie Trey Benton III’s 91-pointer on another D&H bull, The Prodigy.

Elliott’s total score of 167 points was a half-point better than Benton and paid him $2,789 for his night’s work (plus another $549 in ground money). They were the only two contestants among 40 who had two qualified rides.

It was Elliott’s second Division 2 title of the year, having won earlier at Austin, Texas, and all but $2,884 of his earnings this year have come in Xtreme Bulls competition as he works toward his life goal of reaching the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Elliott was contending for the Resistol Rookie of the Year Award in 2007 when he nearly died – two days after his 19th birthday – at the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City.

The collision with Flying U Rodeo’s Werewolf required 10 hours of reconstructive surgery at LDS Hospital. The blow broke all the bones on the right side of Elliott’s face from his forehead to his jaw, knocked out teeth and severed an artery.

Elliott did not return to competition for 20 months and he’s had another 20 surgeries since the first, most recently some plastic surgery around his eye last June.

“It’s an ongoing process,” Elliott said. “It’s a little more and a little more. I expect I’ll be having surgeries for the rest of my life. There’s not any sense of being mad about it. Every time I go in (for surgery), they just help me.”

In his few months of competition in 2009, Elliott earned a little over $12,000 to finish 95th in the world standings. He was 28th in 2010 and 30th a year ago as he struggled to regain top form.

Working his mid-week magic in Division 2 X Bulls events, Elliott is now finally in position to make a serious run at qualifying for Las Vegas in December.

“Right now it’s just numbers, whether your 15th or 50th,” Elliott said. “I try not to think about it too much. I feel like I’m riding well, but you are always working to be better. I haven’t done all that well in the rodeos; the Xtreme Bulls Tour has been letting me stay up there in the world standings.

“It’s not a matter of being back to where I was … it’s all about improving. I felt rusty and a little bit off when I first came back from the surgery. My focus is on working toward what I want to achieve. You just try to ride as many bulls as you can and approach your work day by day.”

• Reigning World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho doesn’t have to look too far to determine who might be the biggest threat to his title defense. A couple of them are right there in the California Circuit. In the mud-splattered war of attrition that was the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo, Ethen Thouvenell of Napa held on for the win with a time of 15.6 seconds and Billy Bugenig of Ferndale was second in 24.5. With earnings of $2,364 there, Thouvenell increased his lead in the world standings to more than $9,000 over former Montana State University football player Beau Clark in the runner-up spot ($32,603 to $23,475). Bugenig is fourth, just $639 behind Shawn Greenfield. The other champions at the $100,909 rodeo were bareback riders Brian Bain and Luke Creasy (81 points each), team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Broc Cresta (12.8 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Allen (79 points), tie-down roper Blair Burk (21.9 seconds on two head), bull rider Dustin Smith (85 points) and barrel racer Lindsey Ewing (16.06 seconds).

• Brazile Watch: Trevor Brazile, working his way toward a record-breaking seventh consecutive (and 10th overall) all-around title, added another $7,776 to his season total over the April 12-15 weekend. He won the all-around title at the Western Frontier ProRodeo in Pocatello, Idaho, with the $4,519 he earned as the runner-up in the two-head tie-down roping average. At the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Nev., Brazile and partner Patrick Smith won $3,257 apiece for finishing in a tie for second place in the two-head team roping average. Brazile leads the world standings in the all-around ($66,157) and steer roping ($26,831). He’s sixth among team roping headers ($25,505) and 19th in tie-down roping ($13,821).

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“It’s mentally strenuous, because you can never forget that you’re the one they’re trying to knock off. And if you do forget it for a day, go to the rodeo. When you rope, they’ll announce it for you.”

– Joe Beaver, telling ProRodeo Sports News writer Marvin Olberding what it was like competing as a young cowboy after winning a world title. Be sure to read Olberding’s story in the April 27 issue of the PSN on the group of talented youngsters who have emerged to challenge the veterans in tie-down roping.

4. Next Up

April 19      Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo begins

April 19      Buc Days ProRodeo, Corpus Christi, Texas, begins

April 20      Midwest Horse Fair & Rodeo, Madison, Wis.

April 20      Old Settlers Reunion PRCA Rodeo, Cheyenne, Okla., begins

April 20      Semi-Annual Ralph Morgan Rodeo, Lauderdale, Miss., begins

April 20      Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo begins

April 20      Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo begins

April 20      Broncs and Honky Tonks, Medicine Hat, Alberta, begins

April 20      Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up begins

April 21      National Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Torrington, Wyo., begins

5. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Brothers Johnie and Frank Schneider, who won a combined seven world championships in the 1930s, and team roper David Motes, a world champion in 1977 and a 22-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, are the 2012 contestant selections for the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame.

Johnie Schneider won three bull riding world titles (1929-30, 1932) and the 1931 all-around championship while his eight-years-younger brother, Frank, won two bull riding titles (1933-34) and the 1935 bareback riding championship. Frank Schneider and Motes each had five wins at California Rodeo Salinas over the years, while Johnie had four. They are joined in the induction class by performer Wilbur Plaugher, Ron Schenk’s steer wrestling horse RR Le Mistral (aka Mister) and committee members Pete Pedrazzi and Warren Wayland. The induction ceremony will be on July 19 … Rope Myers, the 2001 world champion bulldogger, claimed a $25,000 consolation prize on the final episode of HISTORY’s Full Metal Jousting, which aired April 15. After losing a one-point decision in the quarterfinals, Myers was selected by the black team to face off against John Stikes of the red team for the cash prize. The award was established to motivate those eliminated from the competition for the top $100,000-prize to continue training during the show. Myers defeated Stikes 6-2 to walk away with an extra $25,000. “It was my worst joust on the show,” said Myers, who was widely considered one of the show’s top jousters. “That was a pretty good consolation prize. I’m just glad they gave me that opportunity. I think the show was really worth doing, although I don’t know if I’d want to do it again. But I really enjoyed the sport of jousting, so who knows? I might not be done with the sport just yet.” Myers did have a role in the championship match, however. Since two black team members made the finals, he was asked to serve as coach for teammate Josh Knowles, who went on to win the championship joust 17-16 over Matt Hiltman … Gold Card member Russ Theroux, a PRCA bull rider in the early 1960s, died April 6 in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 77 … The Longview (Texas) Rodeo Arena was reopened on April 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of renovations funded by the city of Longview. Gregg County provided in-kind assistance of materials and labor for parking lot improvements … Longtime Clovis Rodeo sponsor and owner of QN4U restaurants Brent Walton died April 6 and was honored in a memorial service at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds on April 14. He was 57.

6. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$66,157

BB: Wes Stevenson…………….$49,660

SW: Ethen Thouvenell……….. $32,603
TR-1: Keven Daniel….……….$30,500
TR-2: Chase Tryan….…………$30,500
SB: Cody Wright…………….. $35,256

TD: Justin Maass..…………….$46,619
BR: Cody Teel…………………….$59,508
SR: Trevor Brazile……………….$26,831

7. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of April 16, 2012.
For the 2012 season (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 85; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count earnings at PRCA Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.

All-around

1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $66,157

2.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         33,912

3.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         25,460

4.      Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       21,800

5.      Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.    21,095

6.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      19,167

7.      Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas   18,632

8.      Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       16,417

9.      Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.         14,876

10.     Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.    12,867

11.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      10,219

12.     Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas     7,515

13.     Ivan Bruised Head, Okeechobee, Fla.      6,871

14.     Cutter Parsons, Marana, Ariz.    6,401

Bareback Riding

1.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas    $49,660

2.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas         39,947

3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.        29,169

4.      Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah       28,101

5.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         26,725

6.      Matt Bright, Azle, Texas         22,379

7.      Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.     21,734

8.      Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas   19,188

9.      Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.    18,735

10.     Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah      15,933

11.     J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.        15,222

12.     Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.    14,264

13.     Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas      13,021

14.     Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas      12,959

15.     Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta         12,633

16.     Matthew Smith, Clinton, Miss.    11,658

17.     Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.        10,917

18.     Dustin Smith, Rome, Ga.  10,767

19.     Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.         10,269

20.     Heath Ford, Slocum, Texas        9,915

Steer Wrestling

1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   $32,603

2.      Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.      23,475

3.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.         22,089

4.      Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.  21,451

5.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.       18,170

6.      Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas       18,104

7.      Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho        17,386

8.      Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.    16,333

9.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         15,756

10.     Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.    15,636

11.     Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah    15,515

12.     Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.         15,216

13.     Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta         14,961

14.     Ben Goodman, Beaumont, Texas     14,471

15.     Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan.  14,103

16.     Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    13,843

17.     Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       13,434

18.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas         13,093

19.     Jake Shaw, Marshall, Texas       12,367

20.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta  11,734

Team Roping (header)

1.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.    $30,500

2.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.      28,188

3.      Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.      28,003

4.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        27,778

5.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.       26,290

6.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   25,505

7.      Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.   22,832

8.      Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  19,494

9.      Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas         18,826

10.     Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.  18,177

11.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.    17,177

12.     Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.     17,072

13.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   16,720

14.     Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.         15,312

15.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.        15,182

16.     Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  15,044

17.     Dustin Davis, Marshall, Texas    14,713

18.     Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont.      13,360

19.     Justin Yost, Hico, Texas         12,458

20.     Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.     12,449

Team Roping (heeler)

1.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.       $30,500

2.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas  28,120

3.      Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.        28,003

4.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     26,290

5.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas    25,505

6.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.       23,723

7.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   19,607

8.      Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas       19,494

9.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.  18,848

10.     John Philipp, Washington, Texas  18,826

11.     Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.   17,395

12.     Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        17,367

13.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.        16,754

14.     Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.     16,114

15.     Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.  16,017

16.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.         15,713

17.     Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas        15,184

18.     Joel Bach, Rhome, Texas  14,565

19.     B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.     13,923

20.     Tyler Barton, Buckner, Ark.      12,952

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah       $35,256

2.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa      26,938

3.      Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D.      24,737

4.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.    24,210

5.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.         23,604

6.      Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.     22,332

7.      Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas   20,817

8.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah      20,157

9.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas         19,954

10.     Jake Wright, Milford, Utah       19,001

11.     Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.        18,967

12.     J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.     18,275

13.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas       14,529

14.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand      14,368

15.     Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.      14,093

16.     Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.      13,729

17.     Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba   12,658

18.     Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia         12,110

19.     Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.  11,253

20.     Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.         10,992

Tie-down Roping

1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    $46,619

2.      Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas    26,799

3.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas        25,895

4.      Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas  20,798

5.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas       19,190

6.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.     18,693

7.      E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas        18,478

8.      Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.       18,360

9.      Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas   18,198

10.     Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.       18,052

11.     Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah    17,460

12.     Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas        16,538

13.     Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.    16,027

14.     Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas      15,805

15.     Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas     15,550

16.     Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.      15,133

17.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.     14,736

18.     Jared Kempker, Eugene, Mo.       14,729

19.     Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   13,821

20.     Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.       13,653

Steer Roping

1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $26,831

2.      Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas      22,480

3.      Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.  20,814

4.      Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas       15,359

5.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      15,000

6.      Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.    13,226

7.      Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.     11,283

8.      Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.         10,979

9.      Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas   10,698

10.     Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.  10,020

11.     Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.     9,639

12.     J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas    7,452

13.     Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas       7,376

14.     Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       6,566

15.     Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas    6,509

16.     Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.     6,276

17.     Ty Herd, Irene, Texas    6,174

18.     Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas    5,868

19.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      5,848

20.     Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas         5,784

Bull Riding

1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        $59,508

2.      Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.       48,285

3.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.         45,061

4.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      37,797

5.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas       32,062

6.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.        30,257

7.      Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.    24,109

8.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   22,863

9.      Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.      22,862

10.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas  22,115

11.     Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.   20,453

12.     Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.         19,547

13.     Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas         18,950

14.     Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah      18,855

15.     Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.    17,121

16.     Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas     17,012

17.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.       16,735

18.     Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas    15,724

19.     Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah    15,102

20.     Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.      14,979

*2012 Barrel Racing (through April 16, 2012)
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      $73,446

2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas     68,780

3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta         60,328

4. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.      53,365

5. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.          27,619

6. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.      25,470

7. Sammi Bessert,       Loma, Colo.       24,019

8. Robyn Herring,       Huntington, Texas         23,635

9. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.       23,011

10. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas        22,407

11. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla.       21,740

12. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla.           19,295

13. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas         18,355

14. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas         18,132

15. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.   17,538

16. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.          16,861

17. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas        16,631

18. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.         16,272

19. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.   16,056

20. Liz Combs, Eltopia, Wash.     15,864

8. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of April 16, 2012.

Bareback Riding

1.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas        $21,879

2.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.       21,823

3.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas   18,983

4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.        17,752

5.      Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.        8,226

6.      Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.        7,633

7.      Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.       6,976

8.      Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas  6,878

9.      Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.        6,791

10.     Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah     6,571

11.     Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho   6,307

12.     Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta        6,064

13.     Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas        5,817

14.     Matt Bright, Azle, Texas        5,145

15.     Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.   5,117

16.     Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.   4,995

17.     J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.       4,913

18.     Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.    4,852

19.     Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.   4,752

20.     Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas     4,394

Steer Wrestling

1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.  $17,112

2.      Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan. 14,103

3.      Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.   13,466

4.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.        13,323

5.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.      12,513

6.      Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah   11,871

7.      Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas        11,737

8.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.   8,973

9.      Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.     8,440

10.     Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.  7,789

11.     Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo.      6,880

12.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas      6,815

13.     Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas      6,361

14.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 6,199

15.     Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.        6,144

16.     Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.      5,729

17.     Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla.     5,521

18.     Zack Cobb, Pampa, Texas 5,383

19.     Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta  5,260

20.     Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta        5,039

Team Roping-Header

1.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.      $23,746

2.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.   20,582

3.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas       14,408

4.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.     13,682

5.      Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.  12,528

6.      Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 12,108

7.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  10,469

8.      Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas      9,905

9.      Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 8,432

10.     Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.     8,110

11.     Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.        7,759

12.     Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas        7,356

13.     Dustin Davis, Marshall, Texas   6,763

14.     Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.        6,677

15.     Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas      6,634

16.     David Key, Stephenville, Texas  6,436

17.     Justin Yost, Hico, Texas        6,386

18.     Cody Graham, Everton, Mo.       5,869

19.     Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas        5,768

20.     Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont.     5,299

Team Roping-Heeler

1.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.    $23,746

2.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.      20,582

3.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas  14,635

4.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.      13,682

5.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas   10,469

6.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 9,898

7.      Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.   9,661

8.      Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.       8,683

9.      Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.     8,526

10.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas      8,432

11.     Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.       8,110

12.     Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.       7,533

13.     Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.    7,350

14.     Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev. 7,055

15.     Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 6,677

16.     Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas   6,634

17.     Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.      6,386

18.     Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas      6,019

19.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 5,906

20.     John Philipp, Washington, Texas 5,768

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.   $19,924

2.      Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.    19,077

3.      J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.    15,722

4.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah      13,463

5.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas        12,231

6.      Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga. NSW, Australia       8,064

7.      Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas    7,346

8.      Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand     6,894

9.      Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.     6,785

10.     Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba  6,659

11.     Jake Wright, Milford, Utah      6,634

12.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas  6,555

13.     Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.       6,439

14.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas      6,218

15.     Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.       6,168

16.     Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.        5,978

17.     Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.      5,239

18.     Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah     5,211

19.     Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa     4,762

20.     Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah       4,577

Tie Down Roping

1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas   $27,308

2.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas      14,983

3.      Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas     12,434

4.      Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 11,349

5.      Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.      10,329

6.      Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas     9,094

7.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.    8,866

8.      Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.      8,857

9.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas       8,321

10.     Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas    8,106

11.     Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.    7,952

12.     Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.      7,193

13.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.    6,996

14.     Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas   6,299

15.     Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.     6,273

16.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.        6,251

17.     Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.        6,161

18.     Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.  6,001

19.     Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas    5,612

20.     Stran Smith, Childress, Texas   5,595

Bull Riding

1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       $22,690

2.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  14,738

3.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      13,442

4.      Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah  11,984

5.      Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.   10,644

6.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        10,604

7.      Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.  7,964

8.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas     7,963

9.      Shawn Proctor, Tooele, Utah     7,234

10.     Beau Brooks, Strathmore, Alberta        7,032

11.     Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas   6,138

12.     Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 5,404

13.     Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.      4,964

14.     Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 4,585

15.     Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia  4,442

16.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.  4,229

17.     Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah        4,098

18.     Austin Ambrose, Fletcher, Okla. 3,791

19.     Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah     3,684

20.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 3,368

9. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings

Unofficial as of April 16, 2012.

1.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        $34,071

2.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       24,412

3.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.       21,256

4.      Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah     15,405

5.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      14,476

6.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.        14,462

7.      Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas    13,351

8.      Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.   13,046

9.      Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas   12,586

10.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.      12,549

11.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        11,001

12.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 10,473

13.     Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas   9,964

14.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      9,402

15.     Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah   9,053

16.     L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla.      7,443

17.     Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.   5,923

18.     Brent Menz, Delta, Mo.  5,485

19.     Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  5,264

20.     Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.     5,116