Rodeo Heads Into Summer’s Swan Song

Reno Rodeo Photo by Laura Leigh

HERMISTON, Ore. (PRCA) – Bradley Harter and Calgary Stampede’s Lynx Mountain are old friends. Well, maybe more like old rivals. The pair has met several times, with both man and beast earning a taste of victory, and the rivalry was renewed at the Farm-City ProRodeo over the weekend.

After the 11-year-old mare had gotten the better of Harter – and potentially cost him the title – at San Antonio earlier this year, the Weatherford, Texas, cowboy was out for revenge at this $205,074 Wrangler Million Dollar Silver Tour event presented by Justin Boots.

“I was really happy to hear that I had drawn that horse because I won Denver on it when it was younger and had ridden it at Calgary before and then I got bucked off at San Antonio this year,” Harter said. “In San Antonio she got me down and it was payback this time. I learned from the mistakes I made last time around.”

It should come as no surprise that Harter rode for 88 points, tying the arena record that Dan Mortensen had first set in 2005 and Harter had equaled in 2010. The Farm-City ProRodeo has always been very good to him.

“I love that rodeo,” Harter said. “It’s probably one of my favorites because at this time of the year – after we’ve been down in the heat of Texas – you get to go up there and it’s nice, cool weather. The committee and rodeo are great and it’s like a miniature NFR as far as the bucking horses up there. You know you’re going to get on a good one when you go to Hermiston.”

The win, and the $5,301 that came with it, couldn’t have come at a better time for Harter. The six-time NFR qualifier has found himself in the unfamiliar position of being on the bubble in 2012.

Before Hermiston, his lone outright win of this PRCA season came in Eagle, Colo., while he also split for the win in Sisters, Ore.

“I try to not pay attention to the standings too much, but it is a bit nerve-wracking,” said Harter, who entered the weekend in the 15th spot in the world rankings. “I’ve been blessed enough for the past few years to not have to worry about being on the bubble, but this year I am and I hate it. But you can’t let it worry you and you have to stay focused and know that when the end of September comes you’ll be in the top 15.”

As for a potential seventh trip to the NFR this December, Harter would be thrilled to see his old pal Lynx Mountain in the yellow bucking chutes.

“I’ve never ridden that horse at the NFR, but I’d love to see her in the 10th round for all the money,” he said.

The other champions in Farm-City Arena were bareback riders Caine Riddle and Casey Colletti (87 points each), steer wrestler Jake Rinehart (9.8 seconds on two head), team ropers Paul David Tierney and Cody Doescher (10.3 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Monty Lewis (17.8 seconds on two head), bull rider Dustin Smith (86 points) and barrel racer Trula Churchill (34.38 seconds on two runs).

2. Feild is the Real Deal in Lovington

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Since Dec. 1, 2011, Kaycee Feild has won more than $250,000 on the backs of bucking horses in PRCA competition.

On Aug. 9, he assured himself even more by testing his world championship spur stroke against the nasty moves of Carr Pro Rodeo’s Real Deal. It worked out for 89 points to give him the win at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event presented by Justin Boots.

“I knew that horse had a different move around the post (of the chute), but I wasn’t expecting it four times,” Feild said of how many times the powerful 12-year-old bay gelding changed leads during the eight-second ride. “It sure was fun. I really couldn’t just sit down the first two or three jumps. It took me that long to extend my spur stroke.”

It’s one of the best bareback riding spur strokes going down the rodeo trail today. Feild won the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, scoring a record 860 points through 10 rounds in Las Vegas. That propelled him to his first world championship. Since then, he has won some of the most prestigious events in the sport, including ProRodeo wins in Fort Worth, Texas; Reno, Nev.; Spanish Fork, Utah, and Sheridan, Wyo.

But that’s nothing compared to the day he experienced at the end of last month, when he celebrated his wedding to his new bride, Stephanie. In fact, the Aug. 9 ride was just his second one since the July 31 nuptials.

“I’ve been dating her for two years,” said Feild, 25, a four-time NFR qualifier from Payson, Utah, whose father, Lewis, is a five-time world champion. “She’s been around my family. She understands my job is to go to every rodeo I can and to put every minute into riding bucking horses.

“In order to be the best, you’ve got to practice to be the best, and she understands that. She loves me whether I do good or do bad, and that’s a good feeling to go home to.”

It took Feild five years of competing in ProRodeo to win his first gold buckle. Now he’s got to do everything it takes to defend that title.

“I’m friends with a lot of world champions, and they say the first one isn’t the easiest to get but that the second one is harder to get,” he said. “That’s my goal. My goal was to win a gold buckle and to dominate in Vegas.

“I didn’t have my goals written down for like a month and a half, and it was showing. Staying at home for 10 days lit a fire under me, and I’m ready to go.”

Of course, it helps a lot when he gets to ride one of the best horses in rodeo. Real Deal was named the 2005 Bareback Horse of the Year, and he looks as powerful as ever.

“That’s what I crave,” Feild said. “That’s what I ride bucking horses for is to get on the rankest, baddest horses. I can prove, not only to my friends but also to myself, that I can spur anything and that I can spur the bad ones.

“It’s definitely a confidence booster when you can get on a bad one and spur him every jump.”

The other champions at the $219,395 rodeo were steer wrestler Kash Koester (8.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Erich Rogers/Kory Koontz (8.8 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Travis Sheets (85 points), tie-down roper Scott Kormos (17.4 seconds on two head), steer roper J.P. Wickett (42.7 seconds on three head), bull rider Scottie Knapp (91 points) and barrel racer Kaley Bass (17.14 seconds).

3. Benton takes historic quest through Sikeston

SIKESTON, Mo. – There hasn’t been much doubt about the Bull Riding Rookie of the Year Award for some time. The big question now is whether Trey Benton III just might be up to wearing the world champion’s gold buckle in his first year as a card holder.

Nobody’s managed that in nearly half a century – since Bill Kornell of Salmon, Idaho, did it in 1963 – and yet it’s getting increasingly hard to ignore the Rock Island, Texas, cowboy’s chances.

“I guess it just about could be time for another rookie to win,” Benton said.

After tying Trevor Kastner for the title at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event, and winning two-head average at the Crossett (Ark.) Riding Club PRCA Rodeo, Benton has at least a share of nine PRCA titles this season.

With a sixth-place check in Lovington, N.M., added into the mix, Benton earned $7,238 over the weekend and has an eye-catching $88,181 in total earnings. He is in second place, less than one round-winning check at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo behind his longtime friend and traveling partner Cody Teel for the world standings lead.

“Going for the world championship didn’t really occur to me until after I won my second Tour rodeo in Dodge City (Kan.),” Benton said. “Until then, Cody and I were just rodeoing, doing what we were supposed to, and not worrying too much about the standings.

“After I won Dodge City, suddenly I was second in the world, just a little bit behind my travel partner. It was just amazing to me that we were 1-2 in the world in the same car driving down the road. I don’t know that this whole thing has really settled in yet. It’s been kind of an unbelievable year.”

With his Tour wins at Red Bluff (Calif.), Dodge City and Sikeston, Benton is leading the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour standings and in line for a $7,500 bonus check that could lift him toward the regular-season earnings record for a rookie of $113,090, set by fellow bull rider Steve Woolsey in 2005. So, yeah, a pretty unbelievable year.

“I could hardly ask for any better rookie season,” Benton said. “If I had one thing I would change it would be my results on the Xtreme Bulls Tour. I haven’t done real well in those events. But I have to believe a world championship would trump an Xtreme Bulls title.”

The other winners at Sikeston were bareback riders Jason Havens, Will Lowe, Wes Stevenson and Bill Tutor (87 points each), steer wrestlers Chance E. Howard and Cale Emmett (8.9 seconds on two head each), team ropers Travis Tryan and Jake Long (10.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Heith DeMoss and Cody Taton (83 points each), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (17.9 seconds on two head) and barrel racer Kaley Bass (16.30 seconds).

• New West Rodeo bull Kimosabe came into the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede with a 5-0 record that included a meeting with reigning World Champion Shane Proctor in Cody, Wyo., last month that lasted all of 2.17 seconds. So much for perfection. Rookie Dallee Mason of Weiser, Idaho, put an end to that – all 5-6 and 125 pounds of him. The judges at Missoula liked Kimosabe just fine, giving him scores of 24 and 23 (of a maximum 25), but liked Mason even better (24 and 24), giving him a score of 95 points, the highest achieved in a PRCA rodeo since Steve Woolsey was 95 on 4L & Diamond S bull Big Iron almost exactly a year ago at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo in Pueblo. “I’d seen Cody Campbell ride Kimosabe in Spanish Fork (Utah) last month (for 4.67 seconds) and I remember thinking that he fit my riding style pretty well,” Mason said, with a chuckle, “but then I tend to think all of them fit my riding style.” So did Mason have a kimosabe (trusty scout) to advise him for this ride? “Nah, I pretty much went off what I saw in Spanish Fork and it just worked out. When I got off, I was pretty sure I had the rodeo won, and I threw my hat in the air; I’ve only done that a couple of times before.”

• OK, do you believe in him now? Going head-to-head with reigning World Champion Tuf Cooper at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, Justin Maass was more than equal to the challenge. The Giddings, Texas, cowboy won the tie-down roping with a time of 7.4 seconds (Cooper was second in 8.0) for $4,115, and had additional wins in Loveland, Colo. ($1,797) and Castle Rock, Colo. ($1,446) along with a third-place finish in Sikeston, Mo. ($3,709). That all added up to $11,067 for the week and Maass is now holding a $25,589 lead over second place Hunter Herrin in an utterly dominating regular-season run. Cooper is third, more than $42,000 off the pace. Maass last week became the first PRCA cowboy, in any event, to surpass $100,000 in earnings and remains the overall single-event leader with $113,589. The tie-down roping at Lawton wasn’t the only event to serve as sort of a mini-NFR preview – reigning World Champion Bull Rider Shane Proctor won there with a 91-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Brush Hog II, with standings leader Cody Teel and three-time World Champion J.W. Harris tied for second place with 88 points apiece.

• There was one change atop the PRCA world standings this week, with three-time World Champion Will Lowe taking over the bareback riding lead from Steven Dent. Lowe was part of a four-way tie for the title at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and tied for second at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo. That lifted his season total to $102,145, putting him $3,276 ahead of Dent.

• Brazile watch: Trevor Brazile and partner Patrick Smith won a round at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M., and earned an additional team roping check at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Ore., for total earnings of $2,404. Brazile continues to lead the world standings in the all-around ($170,852) and team roping-heading, ($93,956) and is second in steer roping to Cody Lee (by $4,739), as he seeks his third Triple Crown in six years.

• For full results of last week’s 32 PRCA rodeos, visit www.prorodeo.com.

4. McTaggart on upswing after multiple surgeries

Three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Colin McTaggart continues to make steady improvement after being critically injured Aug. 4 during the Ross Coleman Invitational bull riding in Molalla, Ore. He has undergone multiple surgeries to repair damage to his liver, colon and bowel.

McTaggart was air-lifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and immediately taken into the operating theater where three surgeons worked for 4½ hours to stop the bleeding, remove damaged intestine and get him stabilized.

He underwent two additional surgeries last week and has been transferred from the ICU to the Trauma Recovery and Acute Care Unit (TRACU) where they have gotten his pain to a more manageable level so he can rest.

Doctors are projecting McTaggart may be able to begin ingesting clear broth and Jell-O within a few days.

“It was a really bad deal,” said World Champion Shane Proctor, who was there when McTaggart was jerked underneath his bull and stepped on at Molalla. “He had to be revived twice while he was being life-flighted to the hospital.”

McTaggart’s wife, Dawn, his mother, Sherry, and sister, Lindsey, are at the hospital with McTaggart.

“He has stayed so strong and calm through all of this and he will continue fighting, I have faith in him,” Dawn McTaggart wrote in a Facebook posting. “We are taking baby steps in the right direction and that is all we can ask for at this point.”

McTaggart, who qualified for the Wrangler NFR from 2007-09, was 24th in the current world standings at the time of his injury and had just come off a third-place result at the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup in Great Falls, Mont., the night before his injury.

A bank account has been set up to help offset his medical expenses with 100 percent of all monies collected going directly to McTaggart.

Call or stop by any Bank of America and ask for information on the McTaggart Donation Fund. For further details contact spurseq@msn.com.

5. Nomination deadline Sept. 1 for PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award Presented by Purina

PRCA members and committees should be aware that nominations for the third annual PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award, presented by Purina are due on Sept. 1.  The recipient will be presented a beautiful Montana Silversmith buckle during the PRCA Contract Personnel Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Las Vegas and recognized during the 54th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 6-15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

PRCA members and Rodeo Committees may nominate a veterinarian who displays extraordinary dedication and commitment to the well-being of professional rodeo livestock. Nomination forms are available online in the “Livestock” section of prorodeo.com or by e-mailing animalwelfare@prorodeo.com.  All nominations received by Sept. 1, will be submitted to the selection committee.  The selection committee will consider each nominee’s overall dedication to the health and welfare of rodeo livestock, extent of involvement in the sport of rodeo, community involvement and letters of recommendation.

“The PRCA is honored to team up with Purina to recognize the veterinarians who provide the highest level of veterinary care to the livestock involved in the sport of rodeo.  We encourage PRCA members to help us tell the stories of these dedicated veterinarians by nominating them for this prestigious award,” said Cindy Schonholtz, Director of Industry Outreach.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Trevor has it all because he’s the best cowboy out there. I have been around some of the same performances this year, and to see him perform, it’s just incredible. He’s that good because he’s worked at it since he was a little kid. He just keeps raising the bar.”

– Four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote on the greatness of 16-time World Champion Trevor Brazile.

6. Next Up

Aug. 13    The Dakota Stampede Rodeo, Aberdeen, S.D., begins

Aug. 14    Canby (Ore.) Rodeo begins

Aug. 14    Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo begins

Aug. 15    Inter-State Rodeo, Coffeyville, Kan., begins

Aug. 15    Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo begins

Aug. 15    Juneau County Fair & Rodeo, Mauston, Wis., begins

Aug. 16    Freedom (Okla.) Rodeo & Old Cowhand Reunion begins

Aug. 16    Silverton (Texas) Buck Wild Days Rodeo begins

Aug. 16    Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo begins

Aug. 16    Yellowstone River Round-Up, Billings, Mont., begins

Aug. 16    McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Circle, Mont., begins

Aug. 16    Cassia County Fair & Rodeo, Burley, Idaho, begins

Aug. 16    Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up begins

Aug. 16    Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo, Kalispell, Mont., begins

Aug. 16    Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo, Douglas, begins

Aug. 17    Imboden (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo begins

Aug. 17    Pincher Creek (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

Aug. 17    Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

Aug. 17    Athens (Texas) MDA Benefit Rodeo begins

Aug. 17    Davis County Fair & Rodeo, Farmington, Utah, begins

Aug. 17    World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, Payson, Ariz., begins

Aug. 17    Eureka (Kan.) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo begins

Aug. 17    Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

Aug. 17    Brown County Fair ProRodeo, De Pere, Wis., begins

Aug. 17    North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, Denton, begins

Aug. 17    Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo, Tehachapi, Calif., begins

Aug. 18    Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.

Aug. 18    Breckenridge (Colo.) Stables PRCA Rodeo begins

Aug. 18    Fallon County Fair, Baker, Mont, begins

Aug. 18    Chouteau County Fair & Rodeo, Fort Benton, Mont.

Aug. 18    Eureka (Kan.) Rodeo

7. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Clint Corey, the 1991 world champion bareback rider and a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, has been named the PRCA’s Director of Judging effective Aug. 20. Corey, 50, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ProRodeo, along with the respect of his peers. He and his wife, Dianna, will be relocating to Colorado Springs, Colo., from their home in Powell Butte, Ore., this fall … Pursuit’s television coverage of the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour events has moved from DirecTV’s channel 608 to channel 604 … Jeff Marshall, the bull riding champion at the 1978 California Rodeo Salinas, died in his hometown of Watsonville, Calif., on July 26. He was 54. Services were held at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel in Watsonville on Aug. 10 … Five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo bareback horse Witch Doctor of the Growney Brothers’ string died July 27 due to injuries sustained in an accident at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo in Joseph, Ore. Witch Doctor, who was rescued by a pair of fishermen after falling into the Sacramento River at a young age, went on to earn a reputation as one of the sport’s toughest bucking horses, often included in the eliminator pen at the Wrangler NFR. He was 10 … Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne, Texas, staged a Wild West Chuck Wagon Dinner Show on Aug. 11 to help with medical bills sustained by rodeo clown Leon Coffee, who is recovering from spinal meningitis and does not have medical insurance … Robbie Hodges, who served as the barrelman at the 2010 Wrangler NFR and as the alternate last year, flew to Australia last week to make a special guest appearance at the Mount Isa (Queensland) Rodeo … In an effort to showcase the city’s Western community and build up to the actual rodeo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., has worked with the San Juan Chamber of Commerce, the city and other civic leaders to create the first-ever Rodeo Week, from Aug. 18-26. “This is the San Juan Capistrano Rodeo. This is the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo. This is a community-wide event,” Rancho Mission Viejo President and CEO Tony Moiso said in announcing the expansion of the 12-year-old event on Aug. 3 at The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding.

8. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$170,852

BB: Will Lowe.………………….$102,145

SW: Ethen Thouvenell………… .$64,839
TR-1: Trevor Brazile……………$93,955
TR-2: Patrick Smith….…………$93,955
SB: Wade Sundell…………….. $88,633

TD: Justin Maass..…………….$113,589
BR: Cody Teel……………………$102,750
SR: Cody Lee…………………….$52,458

9. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of August 13, 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                                    $170,852

2.    Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 83,446

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               79,594

4.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                67,777

5.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  67,571

6.    Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  66,089

7.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             64,581

8.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       60,013

9.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        57,579

10.  Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            54,846

11.  Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                         51,602

12.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        47,501

13.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    45,429

14.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            41,280

15.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            39,090

16.  Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                       35,911

17.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                            33,611

18.  Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas                       33,567

19.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           32,006

20.  Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.                                 31,253

Bareback Riding

1.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                          $102,145

2.    Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                              98,867

3.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah                                            79,275

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     76,936

5.    Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              75,628

6.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               65,854

7.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             65,370

8.    Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         61,043

9.    Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          52,578

10.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             49,769

11.  Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.                                      47,866

12.  Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta                                46,307

13.  Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.                                                  46,053

14.  Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                      42,992

15.  Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho                                          41,067

16.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          40,357

17.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             39,930

18.  Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                 39,723

19.  Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas                                      37,209

20.  Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D.                                              35,970

Steer Wrestling

1.    Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.                                     $64,839

2.    Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas                                    61,269

3.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           58,547

4.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     58,498

5.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         53,791

6.    K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             49,057

7.    Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.                                              48,228

8.    Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                        43,171

9.    Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                    41,481

10.  Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            40,858

11.  Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.                                           40,660

12.  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             39,515

13.  Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                             39,171

14.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                        39,095

15.  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho                                           38,575

16.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                       37,659

17.  Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     36,207

18.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            35,934

19.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                      35,605

20.  Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.                                        34,018

Team Roping (header)

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $93,955

2.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                           76,911

3.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             71,076

4.    Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.                                     70,391

5.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         69,216

6.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         66,223

7.    Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                            65,228

8.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    63,865

9.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  62,487

10.  Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                  58,657

11.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   54,501

12.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 54,067

13.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              50,707

14.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    50,186

15.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                               49,601

16.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         47,143

17.  Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.                                44,137

18.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  42,994

19.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        41,772

20.  Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.                                      40,846

Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas                                      $93,955

2.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                 71,076

3.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                70,039

4.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            69,216

5.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       68,230

6.    Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                          64,165

7.    Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas                                              63,826

8.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            63,151

9.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    60,142

10.  Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                       57,229

11.  Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.                                        50,707

12.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 50,186

13.  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  48,225

14.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                47,642

15.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              47,528

16.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    45,719

17.  Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.                                           45,534

18.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         43,956

19.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      42,329

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

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                     $88,633

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            76,219

3.    Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              72,431

4.    Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                             65,137

5.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                           61,658

6.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             59,923

7.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                             55,082

8.    Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                          52,625

9.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             52,361

10.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               47,294

11.  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             47,230

12.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        46,246

13.  Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas                        46,212

14.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 42,928

15.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  42,215

16.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       41,988

17.  Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont.                                      41,409

18.  Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia             39,553

19.  Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta                                   38,284

20.  Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.                                            36,927

Tie-down Roping

1.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                    $113,589

2.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                         88,000

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            70,881

4.    Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                68,401

5.    Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          66,841

6.    Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      58,820

7.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                57,427

8.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    56,616

9.    Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                      54,040

10.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          53,398

11.  Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            52,928

12.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       52,099

13.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 51,166

14.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                46,992

15.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        46,946

16.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                              46,835

17.  Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.                                    43,746

18.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   43,289

19.  Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.                                         43,200

20.  Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas                                                 43,163

Steer Roping

1.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                          $52,458

2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        47,719

3.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       44,670

4.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           43,436

5.    Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            35,835

6.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        33,488

7.    Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                  32,444

8.    Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        32,023

9.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             29,537

10.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           27,332

11.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           26,965

12.  Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.                                       24,908

13.  Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.                                     21,971

14.  Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      21,693

15.  Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.                                           21,427

16.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                     20,958

17.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           20,872

18.  Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.                                       20,735

19.  Howdy McGinn, North Powder, Ore.                            19,322

20.  Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas                                      17,745

Bull Riding

1.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                         $102,750

2.    Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                               88,181

3.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                              82,298

4.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               76,254

5.    Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                           75,680

6.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      67,863

7.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              60,979

8.    Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                   57,839

9.    Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                     57,588

10.  Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                        56,658

11.  Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                         55,575

12.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                         52,157

13.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      51,838

14.  Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                                           50,979

15.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                     46,387

16.  Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                   46,262

17.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              46,211

18.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 45,403

19.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        45,323

20.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.                                                38,856

*2012 Barrel Racing (through August 13, 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                              $161,422

2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                           118,159

3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta                               117,097

4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                        90,704

5. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                 67,859

6. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.               65,709

7. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.                                           65,231

8. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                       64,798

9. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                    64,767

10. Kaley Bass, Davenport, Fla.                                    63,343

11. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.                       53,672

12. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                              48,124

13. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah                                     44,870

14. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas                         43,276

15. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                                   42,689

16. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas                            42,433

17. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                          37,023

18. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla.                                  36,626

19. Britany Fleck, Bismarck, N.D.                                36,395

20. Liz Combs, Eltopia, Wash.                                      36,236

10. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of August 13, 2012.

Bareback Riding

1.    Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                             $58,716

2.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                               48,979

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                38,186

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      35,012

5.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                              33,690

6.    Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.                                     15,708

7.    Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                       15,657

8.    Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                          15,385

9.    Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas                                       13,325

10.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                              10,752

11.  Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.                                          10,528

12.  Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta                                     9,402

13.  Heath Ford, Slocum, Texas                                                9,395

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

15.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             8,713

16.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                          8,630

17.  Tom McFarland, Bowie, Texas                                          7,741

18.  Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho                                   6,307

19.  Richie Champion, The Woodlands, Texas                         6,228

20.  Codi Myers, Samnorwood, Texas                                      5,810

Steer Wrestling

1.    Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.                                      $37,618

2.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                      31,645

3.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                            29,550

4.    Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                     27,318

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

6.    K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                              24,312

7.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                          24,220

8.    Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.                                               23,675

9.    Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas                                     23,588

10.  Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                              20,899

11.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                       19,723

12.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                         17,405

13.  Riley York, Loyalton, Calif.                                             15,403

14.  Travis Carnine, Stanfield, Ore.                                         15,321

15.  Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                              15,008

16.  Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho                                            14,932

17.  Monty Eakin, Pecos, Texas                                              14,530

18.  Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.                                  14,242

Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                         14,242

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

Team Roping-Header

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                       $54,722

2.    Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.                                      50,235

3.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                            45,743

4.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                          39,000

5.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                              35,091

6.    Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                               34,223

7.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                  33,239

8.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                          31,618

9.    Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                   29,207

10.  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                     27,327

11.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                            24,003

12.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                   22,834

13.  Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                              21,650

14.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                    21,626

15.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                   20,553

16.  Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas                             20,080

17.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                     18,039

18.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                                17,742

19.  Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont.                                           17,671

20.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                         17,670

Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas                                       $54,722

2.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                        45,183

3.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                 43,551

4.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                     40,115

5.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                             39,000

6.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                  35,091

7.    Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.                                         34,223

8.    Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas                                               30,998

9.    Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                           28,564

10.  Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                        27,778

11.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                             27,327

12.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                 23,136

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

14.  Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas                                         20,080

15.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                     19,080

16.  Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.                          18,859

17.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                  18,039

18.  Justin Copp, Justin, Texas                                                17,911

19.  Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.                             17,597

20.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                          16,913

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                             $33,925

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             30,967

3.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                        28,599

4.    Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.                                             24,438

5.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                            23,675

6.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                              23,227

7.    Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas                         20,849

8.    Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.                                        14,404

9.    Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia             13,648

10.  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                              13,638

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

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

13.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                        10,394

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

15.  Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand                                 8,708

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

17.  Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.                                             7,813

18.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                    6,811

19.  Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo.                                                 6,467

20.  Roy Johnson, Etna, Calif.                                                   5,963

Tie Down Roping

1.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                       $60,919

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             45,504

3.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                          39,685

4.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                        31,993

5.    Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                 27,678

6.    Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                               26,774

7.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 25,410

8.    Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                       23,694

9.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  23,497

10.  Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.                          23,174

11.  Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo.                                             22,417

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

13.  Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.                                               20,641

14.  Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.                                          20,330

15.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                           19,901

16.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                  19,643

17.  Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                           19,460

18.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                 19,412

19.  Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas                                                  19,078

20.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                               18,156

Bull Riding

1.    Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                              $39,067

2.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                       38,544

3.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              33,546

4.    Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                                            26,327

5.    Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      21,733

6.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                         19,791

7.    Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                    16,984

8.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                          16,711

9.    Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas                                      16,308

10.  Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah                                       15,157

11.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.                                     12,348

12.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                            11,649

13.  Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho                                               10,971

14.  Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.                                              10,690

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

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

17.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               9,983

18.  Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.                                   9,698

19.  Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                                 9,461

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

11. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings

Unofficial as of August 13, 2012.

1.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                             $44,960

2.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              36,545

3.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                30,938

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

5.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                               20,219

6.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               16,674

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

8.    Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas                                         15,809

9.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                         15,703

10.  Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                    14,126

11.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                            13,986

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

13.  Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas                                         13,351

14.  Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.                                  12,646

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

16.  Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                    11,336

17.  Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah                                    11,215

18.  Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 10,473

19.  Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas                                       9,964

20.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                         9,870

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