Brazile and Smith answer challenge in Salinas

Reno Rodeo Photo by Laura Leigh, Horseback Magazine

SALINAS, Calif (PRCA) – The lead for the 2012 team roping world championship was on the line in the final performance at the California Rodeo on July 22.

A win the night before at the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho, had left 2009 PRCA Rookie of the Year Kaleb Driggers and his partner, Jade Corkill, in the driver’s seat, holding slim leads over 2010 world champions Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith.

At Salinas, the two pairs went head to head, with Brazile/Smith leading the average and Driggers/Corkill in second place after the first four rounds.

When Driggers and Corkill took a 10-second penalty for breaking the barrier in the final round, the door was flung wide open for Brazile and Smith to seal the deal. Their 9.3-second run in the final round gave them a total of 46.4 seconds on five steers, 3.3 seconds faster than second-place finishers Clay Tryan and Travis Graves at this Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour rodeo, presented by Justin Boots.

The $8,543 total each half of the team won was enough to push both Brazile and Smith back into the top spots with totals of $69,448 each. The win was especially gratifying for the 16-time world champion cowboy, who added a coveted Salinas buckle to his extensive collection.

“This is one of my most satisfying regular-season wins,” Brazile said. “I’d won almost all of the major rodeos at one time or another except this one. I haven’t had great success here in the past. Some years I didn’t come out to it because there are so many other rodeos going on at the same time, and you have to be here every day to team rope.

“I love the rodeo, there’s just something about it. They let the steers have that long head-start, and you have to run five steers in those conditions to win it. My good head horse, Sic ’em, is healthy again, and that made a big difference. He’s the last horse I trained to rope on from scratch. I’ve always said the difference between the good ones and the great ones is the trust factor, and that’s especially important here in these conditions.”

Smith’s No. 1 horse, Amigo, also recently returned to action after having knee surgery last fall.

“My other horse works great, but getting Amigo back is like putting on an old tennis shoe … comfortable,” said Smith, who won his first Salinas buckle in 2005 with Clay Tryan. “This is the third rodeo for him this year. I could have started riding him sooner, but we wanted to be sure he wouldn’t suffer any setbacks.

“This is my favorite rodeo of the year. It’s nice to get away from the heat and come here, and this rodeo is more about traditional team roping than some others. I had a chance to win it another year with Clay, but I had just about broken my thumb the night before playing softball, and I lost my rope on the last steer. (One of the many traditions in Salinas is a Saturday night softball game.) I chose to skip the softball game this year.”

The other champions at this $384,902 rodeo were bareback riders Brian Bain, Tilden Hooper and Joe Gunderson (168 points on two head each), steer wrestler Tom Lewis (22.1 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright (167 points on two head), tie-down roper Hunter Herrin (30.4 seconds on three head), bull rider Shane Proctor (172 points on two head) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi (64.62 seconds on four runs).

2. Roundy has ‘biggest win’ at Snake River Stampede

NAMPA, Idaho – It involved being on the road, sure, but Chris Roundy is still thinking he found the perfect way to celebrate his home state of Utah’s Pioneer Day holiday.

The Spanish Fork, Utah, bull rider secured “the biggest win I’ve had,” on July 21 when he scored 177 points on two head at the Snake River Stampede and earned checks totaling $9,540.

This included a 91-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Rustler’s Paradise that won the short round and tied the arena record at the Idaho Center set by Zack Brown in 2002.

“I’ve seen (Rustler’s Paradise) around,” Roundy told the Idaho Statesman. “You know you’ve got your hands full when you draw him. It was really cool. It’s really a good feeling. You can’t beat it.”

With the win at Nampa and a tie for third in the two-head average at California Rodeo Salinas, Roundy had total earnings for the weekend of $13,085 with the three Pioneer Day rodeos back home still to come – they all wrap up on July 24.

It’s a tremendous boost to Roundy’s bid for a first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification. He started the week in 34th place in the world standings and jumped all the way to 19th, about $4,500 away from the final qualifying spot.

“I just hope to keep the momentum going,” said Roundy, 22.

The other champions in the $372,825 rodeo were bareback rider Jessy Davis (169 points on two head), steer wrestler Todd Maughan (12.3 seconds on three head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers and Jade Corkill (15.9 seconds on three head), saddle bronc riders Wade Sundell and Jesse Kruse (161 points on two head each), tie-down roper Justin Maass (24.8 seconds on three head) and barrel racer Mary Walker (31.64 seconds on two runs).

For Walker, 53, it was her second win at Nampa, the other coming in 1983. “It was more exciting than it was 29 years ago, because I’m a little older than the first time and (this one came against) all these world champions and NFR qualifiers in the field,” Walker told the Idaho Press.

• Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves and Tyler Wade/Tyler McKnight tied for the win in the second round at Nampa with a time of 3.8 seconds, breaking the arena record of 4.1 set by Trevor Brazile and Wayne Folmer in 2003.

3. Whitfield breaks single-event earnings record

It might be time to get somebody busy on a rewrite of Fred Whitfield’s ProRodeo Hall of Fame plaque.

Since being inducted in 2004 – the last year active cowboys were eligible – Whitfield has added an eighth world title, five Wrangler NFR qualifications and a series of earnings records that shows no sign of letting up anytime soon.

By winning two rounds and finishing second in the tie-down roping average at California Rodeo Salinas on July 22, Whitfield broke the ProRodeo record for most money won in a single event held by freshly-minted Hall of Famer Billy Etbauer.

With the $9,569 he banked at Salinas and a fifth-place result at the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho, Whitfield’s career earnings stand at $3,015,284 – $1,242 more than Etbauer’s total in saddle bronc riding.

“That’s crazy,” Whitfield said. “I’ve been rodeoing too long, is what that means. I’ve done more than I set out to accomplish with a rope and I have no regrets. The brightest part of what this weekend means to me is it gets me closer to qualifying for my 20th (Wrangler) NFR.

“If I can get to another one, I’ll try to win just as much money as I can there and maybe ride off into the sunset. It may be just about time.”

Along with Trevor Brazile, Whitfield and Etbauer are the only PRCA cowboys with career earnings of more than $3 million; Whitfield and Etbauer are the only men to also have surpassed $3 million in a single event.

• Bareback rider Tom McFarland of Bowie, Texas, doubled his season win total in a single weekend, capturing Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo in Pretty Prairie, Kan., with an 88-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Hollywood Hills, and sharing the win with Caine Riddle at the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo. He is hoping to use the momentum to push him toward a fifth Wrangler NFR qualification (and his first since 2007).

• Even with Shane Proctor moving up to 15th in the bull riding world standings after winning at Salinas, there are still four reigning world champions who would not be in the Wrangler NFR if the season ended today. Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy and steer wrestler Luke Branquinho are both right on the bubble at 16th and team ropers Turtle Powell and Jhett Johnson, now roping with other partners, are 21st (Powell) and 36th (Johnson). Apart from Trevor Brazile in the all-around and steer roping, the cowboys with the best shot at a repeat win are tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (third place $27,000 behind leader Justin Maass) and bareback rider Kaycee Feild (fourth place, $29,000 back of leader Steven Dent)

• Brazile watch: In addition to his big team roping win at Salinas, Calif., with Partrick Smith, Trevor Brazile won the three-head average in steer roping at the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo, earning a total of $3,832. It puts Brazile first in the all-around, steer roping and team roping (heading) world standings as he bids for his third Triple Crown in six years. Only Jim Shoulders (1956-58) has won three Triple Crowns.

• For full results of the weekend’s 18 PRCA rodeos, plus in-progress results from Ogden, Utah; Spanish Fork, Utah; Salt Lake City and Cheyenne, Wyo., visit www.prorodeo.com.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“In 2008, I missed winning the world title by $5,000. There were plenty of times throughout the year where you could pick up $5,000. My goal every year is not to let that happen again … I don’t want to miss those opportunities.”

– Bareback rider Steven Dent, in the Casper Star-Tribune.

4. Next Up

July 23    Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days ongoing

July 23   The Days of ’47 Rodeo, Salt Lake City, ongoing

July 23   Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days ongoing

July 24   Boonville (N.Y.) ProRodeo

July 24   Cecil County Fair ProRodeo, Fairhill, Md., begins

July 25   Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Burwell, begins

July 25   Eagle County Fair & Pro Rodeo, Eagle, Colo., begins

July 25   Chief Joseph Days, Joseph, Ore., begins

July 26   Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo, Burlington, Colo., begins

July 26   Desertview ProRodeo, Castle Dale, Utah, begins

July 26   Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo begins

July 26   Last Chance Stampede, Helena, Mont., begins

July 26   Kaw Valley Rodeo, Manhattan, Kan., begins

July 26   Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede begins

July 26   That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo begins

July 26   Red Desert Roundup, Rock Springs, Wyo., begins

July 26   Wahoo (Neb.) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo begins

July 27   Heart of Kerr County PRCA Rodeo, Kerrville, Texas

July 27   Barber County Fair & Rodeo, Hardtner, Kan., begins

July 27   PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo, Libby, Mont., begins

July 27   Thunder Mountain ProRodeo, Longview, Wash., begins

July 27   Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

July 27   Scotts Bluff County Fair & Rodeo, Mitchell, Neb., begins

July 27   Neshoba County Fair & Rodeo, Philadelphia, Miss., begins

July 27   Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 27   San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede, Monte Vista, Colo., begins

July 28   Heart of Kerr County PRCA Rodeo, Kerville, Texas

July 28   Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, Calif., begins

July 28   Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 28   Sheridan Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo, Plentywood, Mont., begins

July 29   Professional Rawhide Rodeo, Dundee, N.Y.

5. News and notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoLive.com will air coverage of the championship round at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days at 12:30 p.m. (MT) on July 29 with Steve Kenyon and Butch Knowles behind the microphone … Sixteen-time World Champion Trevor Brazile and Dr. Ken MacRae, the winner of the 1998 Justin Committeeman of the Year Award, will be inducted into the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 31. Brazile won the all-around title at Ellensburg in 2003, 2006 and 2009 … PRCA Gold Card Member Ernie Love died on his ranch east of Manhattan, Kan., on July 22, just two days after learning that he had been selected for induction into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was 78. Love was a true all-around hand, winning PRCA rodeo titles in bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and saddle bronc riding during his career, and he continued competing in senior rodeos, winning his last bull riding competition at the age of 61. He also served two years as a judge at the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo … Lehi, Utah, bull rider Travis Atkinson, 17th in the final world standings a year ago, suffered a sublaxation (partial dislocation) of his left shoulder while competing in Sheridan, Wyo., on July 12 and is out indefinitely … The Rusty Wright who won the saddle bronc riding title at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., is the son of two-time World Champion Cody Wright and the nephew of recent NHSFR champions Jake Wright (2007) and Spencer Wright (2008). That’s three Wrights from two generations in six years … Wrights II: Rusty’s younger brother Ryder Wright won the bull riding at the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo June 30 in Gallup, N.M. … Wiley Petersen and 2004 Bull Riding World Champion Dustin Elliott have launched BullRiderCoach.com, offering training videos, articles and their more than 40 years experience as contestants to help bull riders who are looking to “improve their riding or just simply looking to get into the sport.” … The Horse Heaven Round-Up in Kennewick, Wash., will be part of the Big 4 Rodeos Association this year for the first time – replacing the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo in the lineup with the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. The four rodeos are held over a three-week span and offer a $4,000 Best in the Northwest Award to the contestant who accumulates the most points while competing at all four rodeos. “We are excited to become a member of the Big 4 Rodeos and join the legacy established in 1953,” said Mike Casey, president of the Horse Heaven Round-Up … As the National Day of the Cowboy approaches its eighth annual observance on July 28, there have been a couple of important milestones reached this summer. Wyoming and California have become the first two states to pass a NDOC proclamation in perpetuity and the organization’s cowboy flag project has 27 states taking part; the flag has also flown over Desert Cowboys in Iraq and Afghanistan and has flown to the International Space Station and back … While Executive Director Ray Morrell says the decision to move the corporate offices of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame from Bismarck to Mandan was “mainly for economic reasons,” the extra space will bring an added benefit. Morrell plans to use the space for additional interpretive displays and new outreach programs to better serve the NDCHOF museum in Medora. “The corporate office needs to be indicative of what we represent,” Morrell told the Bismarck Tribune. “People can walk into the office and feel and see what the North Dakota Hall of Fame is all about.” … Central Wyoming College in Riverton will choose a new head rodeo coach from a short list of three PRCA members – Drew Schrock, Andy Carter and Charlie Gorzalka. Schrock served as an assistant coach at CWC under Rick and Lynn Smith, who left at the conclusion of the 2012 season to take over the coaching jobs at Cochise (Ariz.) College. Gorzalka is an assistant coach at Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas) and Carter is the head coach at Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) … Kevin Culhane, a member of the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo committee for 10 years, was inducted into the rodeo’s Hall of Fame on July 17 and his father, Don Culhane, the owner of a local dairy, was named grand marshal for the rodeo parade in Mitchell, S.D. “Kevin was part of the group that revitalized the rodeo in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and he has done some great things for the community after serving with the committee,” Corn Palace Stampede Chairman Jim Miskimins told the Mitchell Daily RepublicLiz Kesler, who organizes the annual (and highly popular) Cowboy Reunion each December  in Las Vegas has presented a check for $7,000 to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and an additional check for $4,000 to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Cowboy Reunion brings together past champions and members of the PRCA to celebrate the sport’s rich traditions and history during the final days of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The 2012 Cowboy Reunion will be held at the Orleans Hotel on Dec. 13-15 … Bareback riders Kaycee Feild, Jessy Davis, Tilden Hooper and Joe Gunderson will take a break from competing in the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days on July 26 to go visit the troops at nearby F.E. Warren Air Force Base. “The Western Community knows that it’s the work our Armed Forces perform on a daily basis that allows us to rodeo,” Feild said, “let alone enjoying the freedoms that come with being Americans. It’s something we all feel strongly about.” For the past three years Feild has been part of the Armed Forces Entertainment American300 Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Troop Tour, that has gone to combat outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also joins George Strait as the lead ambassador for the Wrangler National Patriot program which raises funds for our country’s fallen and wounded service members and families … The original Western Wishes, founded in 1994 by Donnalyn Quintana, held an 8 Seconds movie cast reunion and gala dinner on July 21 at Little America in Cheyenne, Wyo., to mark the 20th anniversary of both Western Wishes and the film’s premiere. There were wish story presentations by actor/director Luke Perry, who portrayed the late World Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost in the movie, and actor Stephen Baldwin, who portrayed World Champion Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman, along with one by Hedeman himself. Guests viewed a screening of a musical tribute to both past and present Western Wishes recipients, showing wishes being fulfilled with rodeo stars and country music legends. The reunion was emceed by Great American Country commentator Justin McKee and there was musical entertainment by Susie McEntire, Susie Dobbs, Rhonda Gunn and John Wayne Schultz … Cactus Ropes has launched a new website (www.cactusropes.com), featuring updated graphics, content and shopping options … The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo awarded scholarships totaling $240,000 to 43 deserving Texas FFA members during the Texas FFA Convention held in Corpus Christi, Texas at the American Bank Center on July 12.

6. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$137,124

BB: Steven Dent.…………………$83,710

SW: Ethen Thouvenell………… .$57,857
TR-1: Trevor Brazile…………..$69,448
TR-2: Patrick Smith….…………$69,448
SB: Wade Sundell…………….. $72,958

TD: Justin Maass..………………$89,990
BR: Cody Teel………………………$88,161
SR: Trevor Brazile…………………$42,305

7. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of July 23, 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.

2012 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

All-around

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                    $137,124

2.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               70,213

3.    Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 64,509

4.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  56,456

5.    Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  52,420

6.    Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            51,440

7.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                49,902

8.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             49,456

9.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                         45,612

10.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        44,959

11.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       40,121

12.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    39,184

13.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            38,290

14.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        36,787

15.  Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.                                 25,241

16.  Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas                       25,023

17.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                            23,210

18.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                               19,531

19.  Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        17,350

20.  Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           16,614

Bareback Riding

1.    Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                            $83,710

2.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              71,406

3.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     66,925

4.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah                                            54,631

5.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               53,997

6.    Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              52,345

7.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             49,720

8.    Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         45,831

9.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             42,628

10.  Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.                                      41,004

11.  Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.                                                  38,144

12.  Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta                                38,078

13.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          36,346

14.  Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla.                                        33,377

15.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             31,951

16.  Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas                                      31,174

17.  Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                 29,356

18.  Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                      29,250

19.  Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D.                                              28,870

20.  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                28,633

Steer Wrestling

1.    Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.                                     $57,857

2.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     47,699

3.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           47,280

4.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         44,702

5.    Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas                                    42,974

6.    Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                    39,495

7.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            37,430

8.    K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             36,388

9.    Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.                                           36,340

10.  Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                             35,507

11.  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho                                           35,068

12.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                      33,691

13.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            31,605

14.  Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                        31,066

15.  Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.                                        30,845

16.  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             30,594

17.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                       30,521

18.  Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.                                 30,044

19.  Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     28,308

20.  Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas                                              27,964

Team Roping (header)

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $69,448

2.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                           67,113

3.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             64,283

4.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         63,104

5.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         52,654

6.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  52,011

7.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    50,006

8.    Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                           46,860

9.    Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    46,724

10.  Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                  44,227

11.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              43,350

12.  Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.                                     43,252

13.  Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.                                40,376

14.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   39,048

15.  Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.                                      38,490

16.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 38,427

17.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         36,830

18.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                               34,064

19.  Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.                                         33,612

20.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        32,220

Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas                                      $69,448

2.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                 64,283

3.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            63,104

4.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                62,433

5.    Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas                                              49,363

6.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            49,291

7.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 46,724

8.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    46,052

9.    Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                          45,797

10.  Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.                                        43,350

11.  Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                       42,799

12.  Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.                                       42,026

13.  Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.                                           41,773

14.  Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       41,091

15.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      40,384

16.  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  37,749

17.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              36,289

18.  B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.                                            34,858

19.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    34,792

20.  Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.                     33,632

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                     $72,958

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            61,797

3.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                           61,658

4.    Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                             52,077

5.    Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              49,085

6.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                             44,277

7.    Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                          43,180

8.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             43,056

9.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             42,487

10.  Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia             39,022

11.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        38,010

12.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       37,136

13.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 36,057

14.  Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.                                            34,328

15.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               32,566

16.  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             32,472

17.  Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas                        32,047

18.  Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont.                                      30,211

19.  Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta                                   27,928

20.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     27,178

Tie-down Roping

1.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                      $89,980

2.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                         70,147

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            62,771

4.    Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          57,635

5.    Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                56,835

6.    Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                      49,274

7.    Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      49,240

8.    Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            48,376

9.    Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.                                         41,870

10.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                              41,744

11.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    41,639

12.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       40,208

13.  Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                39,553

14.  Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta                                       38,293

15.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 37,961

16.  Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                          37,038

17.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          35,993

18.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                35,650

19.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                              35,618

20.  Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.                                    35,500

Steer Roping

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $42,305

2.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            39,621

3.    Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            33,620

4.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       31,403

5.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           29,848

6.    Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                  28,270

7.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        28,265

8.    Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        26,245

9.    Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           23,613

10.  Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.                                       21,306

11.  Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      18,813

12.  Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.                                     18,557

13.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           17,668

14.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                     17,356

15.  Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.                                       16,744

16.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           16,125

17.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             15,997

18.  Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.                                           15,717

19.  Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.                                              13,989

20.  Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           12,645

Bull Riding

1.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             88,161

2.    Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                           70,119

3.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                              67,457

4.    Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                               64,364

5.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               63,245

6.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      53,063

7.    Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                     50,577

8.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                         46,163

9.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                        45,283

10.  Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                   43,244

11.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                     42,997

12.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      41,341

13.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                         40,204

14.  Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                   39,575

15.  Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              38,213

16.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              35,875

17.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        35,303

18.  Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho                                              34,783

19.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 33,865

20.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                           32,004

*2012 Barrel Racing (through July 23, 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                              $152,560

2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                           118,159

3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta                               108,928

4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                        62,182

5. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.               59,300

6. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                    56,959

7. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                 49,864

8. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.                         49,061

9. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.                                           48,179

10. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                     47,984

11. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                                   38,622

12. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                              37,677

13. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas                         37,173

14. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla.                                  35,949

15. Kaley Bass, Davenport, Fla.                                    35,355

16. Liz Combs, Eltopia, Wash.                                      34,521

17. Fallon Taylor,  Whitesboro, Texas                           32,903

18. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.                                    31,831

19. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas                                  31,608

20. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                          30,906

8. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of July 23, 2012.

Bareback Riding

1.    Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                             $51,559

2.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                31,544

3.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                               29,905

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      29,734

5.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                              26,865

6.    Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                          14,036

7.    Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.                                     13,229

8.    Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas                                       12,888

9.    Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                       10,529

10.  Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta                                     9,402

11.  Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D.                                                 8,990

12.  Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.                                            7,195

13.  Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas                                     6,878

14.  Tom McFarland, Bowie, Texas                                          6,863

15.  Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.                                         6,646

16.  Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho                                   6,307

17.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                                6,071

18.  Codi Myers, Samnorwood, Texas                                      5,810

19.  Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho                                           5,785

20.  Heath Ford, Slocum, Texas                                                5,618

Steer Wrestling

1.    Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.                                      $33,915

2.    Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                     26,529

3.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                             25,202

4.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                      25,154

5.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                            22,526

6.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                          21,839

7.    Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.                                  19,093

8.    Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                       18,153

9.    K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                              17,405

10.  Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas                                     16,864

11.  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                              14,803

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

13.  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho                                            13,942

14.  Riley York, Loyalton, Calif.                                             13,819

15.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia             13,145

16.  Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.                                  11,354

17.  Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                              11,344

18.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                         10,638

19.  Travis Carnine, Stanfield, Ore.                                         10,534

20.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                   10,302

Team Roping-Header

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                          $39,389

2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         36,716

3.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                          34,601

4.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                              29,675

5.    Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                               27,199

6.    Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.                                      26,337

7.    Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                   25,679

8.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                          24,500

9.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                   22,834

10.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                  22,487

11.  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                     19,597

12.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                     18,039

13.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                            16,616

14.  Justin Yost, Hico, Texas                                                   16,231

15.  Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.                                       15,463

16.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                 14,637

17.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                   13,888

18.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                    13,699

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

20.  Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.                                           12,156

Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                               $39,389

2.    Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas                                         36,716

3.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                             34,601

4.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                  29,675

5.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                     29,362

6.    Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.                                         27,199

7.    Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                        24,251

8.    Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas                                               23,880

9.    Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                                      21,284

10.  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                           21,177

11.  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                   20,359

12.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                             19,597

13.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                  18,039

14.  Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.                             16,231

15.  Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.                      15,779

16.  Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.                                        15,463

17.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                 15,210

18.  Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.                                            13,769

19.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                     12,414

20.  Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.                                        11,911

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.                                           $24,117

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             23,938

3.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                            23,675

4.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                              21,584

5.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                              20,885

6.    Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                         20,752

7.    Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                               19,294

8.    Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                         19,122

9.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                        17,584

10.  Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas                         14,256

11.  Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                           13,385

12.  Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia             13,118

13.  Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah                                 12,973

14.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                          9,214

15.  Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.                                                 8,245

16.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                          7,738

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

18.  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.                                          6,258

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

20.  Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo.                                                 5,578

Tie Down Roping

1.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                       $47,980

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             42,299

3.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                          29,799

4.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                        27,236

5.    Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                               23,419

6.    Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                 23,013

7.    Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                           20,828

8.    Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                           17,524

9.    Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                       17,331

10.  Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.                                          17,036

11.  Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  16,982

12.  Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             16,507

13.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                       15,916

14.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                               15,777

15.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                           14,940

16.  Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 14,614

17.  Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.                                               13,890

18.  Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta                                        13,661

19.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                    13,621

20.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                 13,527

Bull Riding

1.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                            $28,647

2.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                       26,532

3.    Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                                21,939

4.    Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      18,343

5.    Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas                                      16,308

6.    Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                    15,534

7.    Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah                                       12,891

8.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                          12,634

9.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                         11,691

10.  Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho                                               10,971

11.  Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.                                              10,704

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

13.  Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.                                     10,617

14.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               9,983

15.  Keith Roquemore, Cottonwood, Calif.                              9,203

16.  Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.                                   9,064

17.  Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                                              9,014

18.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                              8,037

19.  Cameron Bland, Maben, Miss.                                           7,918

20.  Beau Brooks, Strathmore, Alberta                                     7,520

9. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings

Unofficial as of July 23, 2012.

1.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                             $37,026

2.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              30,549

3.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                26,238

4.    Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                      24,414

5.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               16,681

6.    Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.                                              16,346

7.    Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas                                         15,809

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

9.    Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                    14,167

10.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                            14,031

11.  Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                               13,880

12.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         13,491

13.  Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas                                         13,351

14.  Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.                                  12,655

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

16.  Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah                                    11,226

17.  Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 10,473

18.  Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas                                       9,964

19.  Sunshine Schwartz, Anoka, Minn.                                     9,541

20.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                         9,532