SAN ANTONIO, Texas – E.J. Roberts may be from Dallas, but he made San Antonio his home this month. Just 275 miles from his house, Roberts beat a stacked field of tie-down ropers to win a buckle from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, a Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour event, presented by Justin Boots.

            The 29-year-old entered the Feb. 23 final in third place, but with $12,445 going to the winner of each event Roberts was able to make up the ground to finish on top with a total of $17,358, the second biggest check of the rodeo.

            “I haven’t been roping very well this year and this was the first place I really won something,” he said. “I like the way the format is here; I missed my very first calf in the first set, but then I won a round so I progressed and this format just lets you recover from a mistake.”

            There was no mistaking who the best tie-down roper was on finals night. Roberts’ 7.1-second run was .4 seconds better than Sterling Smith and .8 ahead of veterans Cody Ohl and Justin Maass.

            He was the last roper to go, which allowed him to figure out exactly what he would need to do to take home the title. Fortunately, a familiar calf was waiting for him.

            “She was in my set and I had seen her run four or five times and I thought she was the best in the bunch. I was lucky enough to draw her tonight,” Roberts said. “There was some pressure being the last guy to go and having that good of a calf, but I just tried to do my job.”

            The sold-out arena didn’t faze Roberts, either. He came out of the gate firing and was able to give the more than 18,000 in attendance something to cheer about.

            “This is a great feeling and the people provide so much energy,” Roberts said. “It makes you nervous but it also makes you want to do your job better.”

            Other winners at this $1.12 million rodeo at the AT&T Center were bareback riders J.R. Vezain and Kaycee Feild (who each earned $17,030, but Vezain won the tie-breaker), steer wrestler Clayton Moore ($15,311), team ropers Drew Horner and Buddy Hawkins II ($16,866 each), saddle bronc rider Tyler Corrington ($16,293), bull rider Josh Koschel ($16,866) and barrel racer Shada Brazile ($16,866).

2. Tuf Cooper becomes rodeo’s youngest millionaire

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Tuf Cooper is good with numbers. From memory, he can tell you how much he won at the first rodeo on his PRCA permit ($743.37, Hattiesburg, Miss.), how much he won in his first PRCA rodeo as a card holder ($1,023, Huntsville, Texas) and how much he got for his first rodeo win ($5,371.03, Logandale, Nev.). Now he’s got a new milestone to commit to memory. And it’s a big one.

On Feb. 22, 2013, Cooper became the youngest cowboy to reach $1 million in career earnings, surpassing that milestone at the San Angelo Rodeo just 22 days after his 23rd birthday. It broke the 20-year-old record of 23 years, 9 months, set by ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Ty Murray during the Fourth of July run in 1993.

“That is a very cool thing to be in the same category with Ty Murray at least once in my career, considering all that he has accomplished in the sport,” Cooper said.  “It’s amazing. It means a lot to me. I can still remember when I was about 9 years old and it was between him and my dad (Hall of Famer Roy Cooper) for who was going to become the first $2 million cowboy (it was Roy).”

Cooper surpassed the $1 million milestone by winning the third round of the tie-down roping in San Angelo, worth $2,981, and, ironically, the first check he has ever won at this rodeo.

With checks for finishing second to Justin Maass in the Feb. 23 final and third in the average behind Maass (34.2 seconds on four head) and Scott Kormos, Cooper departed San Angelo with his career total at $1,008,168.

Cooper actually had his winning run of 7.4 seconds the previous Sunday, allowing for a bit of nearly perfect symmetry. Cooper’s first PRCA check – that one in Hattiesburg, back in 2008 – came 16 days after his 18th birthday and this record-producing run came 17 days after his 23rd.

“I did the math a couple of years ago,” Cooper said, “and figured out that I had a chance to break Ty’s record in the winter of 2013 if I kept doing the job. I turned out to be pretty much on the money. I guess I stayed the course all right.”

Breaking the record in his home state of Texas makes the accomplishment even more special. Cooper, his dad, and brothers, Clint and Clif, have been coming to San Angelo for years, both for the PRCA-sanctioned rodeo and the Roping Fiesta.

There is a lot of family history in this arena, but none bigger than what Cooper managed here this year.

“To become the youngest cowboy millionaire and just do it in one event is pretty impressive,” Murray said. “I did it in three events (bull riding, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding), so I had three times the opportunity. Imagine if everywhere Tuf went he had three shots at it in the tie-down roping.

“When I was a kid, Roy Cooper was literally one of the guys who changed the game. He was the biggest star at the NFR. Tuf’s one of the young guys who will further revolutionize the sport, and I’m proud to see young cowboys coming up and breaking records. I wish a money record would never stand for 20 years, but having young stars like Tuf Cooper come along is what helps the sport grow.”

In addition to Maass, the other champions at this $462,792 rodeo were bareback rider Kaycee Feild (175 points on two head), steer wrestler Trevor Knowles (16.1 seconds on four head), team ropers Chace Thompson and Chad Williams (20.3 seconds on four head), saddle bronc rider Jesse Bail (162 points on two head), steer roper Scott Snedecor (34.6 seconds on three head), bull riders Cody Teel and Trevor Kastner (88 points each) and barrel racer Mary Walker (43.63 seconds on three runs).

 

3. Koschel gets revenge, huge check in Xtreme Bulls

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Josh Koschel took that saying to heart Feb. 23 in the AT&T Center, and it resulted in his biggest PRCA win ever.

The 28-year-old won the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls event with a score of 169.5 points on two head, and he did it with a little help from a familiar foe.

The bull Koschel rode for 82 points and second place in the short round – Powder River Rodeo’s Captain America – threw him off just two days before in the bull riding at the San Antonio rodeo. The second time, Koschel learned from his mistake and it led to a huge payday.

“He bucked me off quick the first time, so I was happy to have him again because I messed it up big time,” said Koschel, who earned a total of $24,440 in the event. “That bull sucks back and backs up quick and really tries to draw you down onto him, so you have to be ready for that.

“The first time I was thinking about it too much, and this time I made sure to ride like I know how to, and I was ready for his big turn.”

Koschel, of Nunn, Colo., was one of only four men to ride both bulls at the AT&T Center on Saturday afternoon. His first ride of 87.5 points resulted in a tie with Corey Navarre for second place and was on another Powder River bull – Push It.

To win not only his first Xtreme Bulls event, but the biggest of the year – with a purse of $100,000 – was something special for Koschel.

“My goal was to make the NFR last year and that didn’t go as planned, so I was banking on San Antonio to get me going for 2013,” he said.

It’s safe to say Koschel has done that. He came back in the evening to win the bull riding at the rodeo as well, bringing his total earnings to $41,306 for his winter trip to San Antonio.

“There have been seasons that I didn’t make this much money,” Koschel said. “It was my dream coming in here to win both the Xtreme Bulls and the rodeo but I don’t know if I ever thought it would really happen.

“Coming off a win from the Xtreme Bulls from earlier in the day and riding in the finals of the short go that night … the momentum kind of carries. I think it’s an advantage, because you have so much confidence and momentum from the day.”

Defending Xtreme Bulls Champion Kanin Asay finished second in the average with 168 points, earning $18,283, while Dustin Elliott and J.W. Harris were the other two men to cover both of their bulls in the Xtreme Bulls event. Asay won both rounds and the average here a year ago and has banked about $47,000 in this event over the last two years.

Tyler Willis of Wheatland, Wyo., won the first round with an 88-point ride on Andrews Rodeo’s Bam Bam, the same bull Ardie Maier rode for 91 points to win a round at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

 

4. New purchase pays immediate dividends for LeMond

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Before JoJo LeMond mounted his horse on the morning of Feb. 24 for the first round of the steer roping at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, he first had to close a business deal. It paid immediate dividends.

The Andrews, Texas, cowboy placed second in the final round to split the average title with Chet Herren, but won the tie-breaker by having a faster time in the final round.

The horse, Elmer, helped LeMond to a time of 10.9 seconds, which bettered Herren’s time of 12.4. LeMond bought Elmer just hours before the rodeo, and the new partnership is off to a great start.

“I bought him off of Chris Glover this morning; I had been with him for about a month since Denver, but I didn’t have him ready for San Angelo or Odessa so I worked with him here yesterday,” said LeMond, who had a total time of 33.8 seconds on three head. “I told Chris today that I was going to buy him and it worked out already.”

LeMond entered the final round in third place, trailing Herren by 1.5 seconds and leader J. Tom Fisher by 2.9 seconds. Fisher missed a three-way tie for first by .1 seconds, while LeMond and Herren split the first-place average money.

For LeMond – who had his wife Blair and his youngest child, Gunner, in the arena to see his triumph – it was the perfect cap to a long day of roping.

“It’ll be a six-hour ride home in the pickup, but it will be a fun and happy ride,” said LeMond, who tallied $16,669 for his three runs; the total also allowed LeMond to win the all-around title at the rodeo.

Although Herren’s time of 12.4 left him seventh in the final round, he was happy to be able to share first place at one of the premier steer ropings of the season.

“Bar none, this is one of the best steer roping events there is, and it feels great to be able to come in here and win,” said Herren, who left San Antonio with a rodeo-best $17,626 in total winnings. “When you’re at a roping like this you try to be as fast as you can without making any mistakes.”

 

5. McMillen works way back into spotlight in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – La Fiesta de los Vaqueros has always been one of steer wrestler Casey McMillen’s favorite rodeos, a source of rich memories in the arena and from the 2009 driving trip to Arizona when McMillen and wife Ryanna found out they were going to have a baby. Tucson James McMillen will turn 4 in October.

After two years wrecked by knee and back injuries, McMillen figured La Fiesta might be just the place to stage his coming back party. Too much good karma for anything to go wrong there was his thinking. If he was really going to test out the hard work of his many doctors, “The Old Pueblo” was the place to do it.

Good call.

In his first run since surgery for a ruptured disc six months ago, McMillen tied for fifth in a time of 4.5 seconds, then went 5.0 in the second round and won the finals in 4.1 to capture the average title and tuck away $7,296 in his Redmond, Ore., bank account.

“I went there thinking I could win it, to be honest,” McMillen said. “As bold as that sounds, I knew I was feeling as good as I had in a long time and that if I got good steers I’d have a chance.

“It helped that I was riding (2007 World Champion) Jason Miller’s horse, Porky, and Jason was hazing for me. I’ve always felt comfortable with Porky. He’s a good fit for me and I really appreciate the opportunity to ride him.”

More than that, McMillen, 32, is just appreciative of the chance to get back to something like the form he enjoyed when he qualified for three consecutive berths in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2007-09), finishing fifth in the world that last year.

He barely missed a fourth trip in 2010, finishing 18th, before falling prey to a two-year spate of injuries that devastated his career. It started when he blew out his left knee at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo in June 2011. Doctors used ligaments harvested from cadavers to replace his ACL and PCL. They also repaired and reattached his MCL to the bone.

McMillen spent six months rehabbing his knee after that. He started his 2012 season with some success (he might have won Tucson if Porky hadn’t touched the barrier with his nose to earn a 10-second penalty), but had it all come crashing down on him again while competing at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede in July.

“My back had been hurting for about a year,” McMillen said, “but I just lived with it. At Ponoka, I had a disc rupture. The collagen from the disc filled my spinal cavity and my legs went numb. I had surgery in August and felt better right away.”

An infection in the aftermath of the surgery delayed his return a bit more, but now all of that is just an unpleasant memory.

He’s back, he’s healthy and he’s competing like the Casey McMillen of old. The win in Tucson was his first in a PRCA rodeo in 26 months, since the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo in Nov. 2010.

But is there any price to pay for this, any residual pain from his surgeries?

“I had two clean runs down the middle (at Tucson) and in the days after that I felt like I’d been in a pretty decent car wreck,” McMillen said. “You forget how much muscle pain comes from (bulldogging) normally. But I had a couple of nice runs and was 9.5 after two, so I was feeling rejuvenated with a little treatment. Believe me, I’ll take the normal pain that comes from competing over rehab.”

The other champions at this $302,683 rodeo were bareback rider Will Lowe (167 points on two head), team ropers Jake Barnes and Walt Woodard (20.5 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Jeremy Melancon (165 points on two head), tie-down roper Randall Carlisle (44.3 seconds on four head), bull rider Tyler Smith (170 points on two head) and barrel racer Cindy Smith (51.67 seconds on three runs).

• Cody Wright has extended his lead over Luke Branquinho in the race to become the 20th rodeo cowboy to reach $2 million in career earnings. With three checks in the saddle bronc riding in Tucson and two in San Antonio, Wright moved his career total to $1,991,089, while steer wrestler Branquinho stands at $1,973,021 after collecting two round-win checks in San Antonio.

• Brazile Watch: After a one-week aberration, 17-time World Champion Trevor Brazile moved back into first place in the all-around world standings with a lead of nearly $3,000 over last week’s No. 1, Rhen Richard. Brazile managed this despite not even entering the rich San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo steer roping event on Feb. 24. He earned $3,930 in tie-down roping competition in San Antonio and another $1,965 paired with Patrick Smith in the team roping. He did even better at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, chalking up $6,652 in the tie-down roping. Brazile is 12th in the tie-down roping world standings, 14th in the steer roping and 38th among team roping headers.

• Barefoot in the Tar Heel State (now that sounds painful): Steer wrestler Brian Barefoot of Dunn, N.C., is back in PRCA competition after a year-long hiatus and is off to a fast start in Southeastern Circuit competition. Barefoot, who turns 36 next month, put up two wins over the Feb. 22-24 weekend, capturing the Pasco County Fair Championship Rodeo in Dade City, Fla., in 3.9 seconds, and the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show & Rodeo in Perry, in 4.7 seconds, for total winnings of $1,707.

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

 

6. MGM Deuces Night dies of colic

DALLAS – Carr Pro Rodeo’s MGM Deuces Night, the 8-year-old mare who was honored as the 2012 PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year, died Feb. 23 after suffering an episode of colic at the Elgin (Texas) Veterinary Hospital.

It occurred several days after MGM Deuces Night underwent a minor procedure on an injured coffin bone in her right hoof.

“Dr. (Marty) Tanner said the procedure went well and that she was doing well, and he was going to send her home Monday (Feb. 25),” owner Pete Carr said. “We’ve lost some great horses over the years, but this one stings quite a bit.

“She had been so brilliant so early in her career. She was a foundation mare, and we were going to breed her for a lot of years. ”

MGM Deuces Night was born on the Zinser Ranch in Claire, Mich., and then purchased by bareback rider Wes Stevenson, an eight-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. He later sold the horse to Carr, who first took the animal to the NFR in 2010. She returned to ProRodeo’s finale in 2011 and 2012.

“I knew she was that good, so part of the reason I sold her to Pete is that I knew she’d have a good shot to go to the Finals,” Stevenson said. “I bought her from Jim Zinser as a broodmare, but she bucked so good, I didn’t want to waste her sitting at my house. I wanted her to have a chance.”

In the six times she performed in Las Vegas, she guided cowboys to three go-round titles: Kelly Timberman (88 points in the 10thround, 2010), Ryan Gray (90 points in the fifth round, 2011) and Kaycee Feild (87 points in the 10th round, 2011).

Feild, the two-time and reigning bareback riding world champion from Spanish Fork, Utah, says he earned about $100,000 on MGM Deuces Night. Feild rode the horse for 90 points at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in April 2011.

In her short lifetime, the mare led cowboys to a lot of big paydays. In her first trip during a PRCA rodeo, she guided five-time NFR qualifier Chris Harris to an 88-point ride to win the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo in 2010 – the two had a rematch in Pecos in 2011, with Harris winning the title again after an 87. Chase Erickson won the 2011 All American Series Finals title with an 88 on MGM Deuces Night.

 

7. Pete Carr purchases Classic Pro Rodeo

DALLAS – Pete Carr has purchased Classic Pro Rodeo, setting the stage for a stock contracting operation that he hopes will set a new standard within the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

With the acquisition, Carr will merge Classic Pro Rodeo with his own Carr Pro Rodeo in Dallas to create one of the most powerful livestock firms in the sport.

“I look at this as a way for us to better take care of the rodeo committees and the sport of rodeo in general,” said Carr, who purchased Classic from Scotty Lovelace of Waskom, Texas. “We’ve been in rodeo all of our adult lives, and I think Scotty and I share a strong passion for building toward the future of the sport.”

Since joining the PRCA, Classic Pro Rodeo has had livestock perform at each Wrangler National Finals Rodeo since 1997, and Lovelace was named the 2003 PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year. Carr Pro Rodeo was established in 2005 and quickly has become one of the elite producers in the sport. Now the company will boast more than 70 animals that have competed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“When you put that kind of animal talent together, I think that says a lot about what people are going to see,” Lovelace said.

The deal brought together 31 animals that bucked at last year’s NFR, including three that had been named PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year: Real Deal in 2005, Big Tex in 2010 and the late MGM Deuces Night in 2012.

Big Tex and Grass Dancer also have a share of the bareback riding world record – Ryan Gray rode Grass Dancer for 94 points in Eagle, Colo., in July 2009, and Tilden Hooper matched that on Big Tex in Silver City, N.M., in June 2010.

“Scotty has been producing rodeos for 22 years, and most of that time has been in the PRCA,” Carr said. “He will continue to work with me and help me with the operations. He has a lot of experience and knowledge, and that’s just going to make everything we do that much better.”

In 2013, Carr’s combined schedule includes producing 33 rodeos in 13 states. The company will have livestock performing at many of the largest events in the industry.

In the coming weeks, the new firm will produce Texas rodeos in Bay City, Marshall, Nacogdoches and Jacksonville, while also branching out to Southaven, Miss., and Silver City, N.M. All have been part of Classic’s schedule; they will join events like Oklahoma’s Richest Rodeo in Guymon; New Mexico’s only Wrangler Million Dollar Tour stop in Lovington; the Navajo Nation’s Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo in Window Rock, Ariz., and the Texas Stampede in Allen.

“I’m excited about the new opportunities that are ahead for the company,” Carr said. “I want committees to know we have a lot to offer them. We’re going to have unprecedented resources for all the rodeos, which will benefit everyone involved – committees, sponsors, contestants and spectators.”

 

8. News and notes from the rodeo trail

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s Fall Fest Committee held its 2013 Cowboy Golf Classic – the largest fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund by any committee – on Feb. 19 at the Republic Golf Club and raised $30,000 for the JCCF and another $25,000 for the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The large field enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and fun that culminated with a barbeque. The players also enjoyed hundreds of door prizes as well as a live auction. Nearly 20 contestants from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo participated, including bull rider Joe Frost, who stepped in to serve as the auctioneer when the regular auctioneer had a family emergency. Contributions from the San Antonio committee to the JCCF now total nearly $380,000 through the years … Lecile Harris, four-times voted PRCA Clown of the Year and a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame since 2007, is donating a portion of the profits from his new children’s book to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Although it’s only been available for four weeks, Lecile and the Racing Rodeo Mulehas drawn strong initial response, and the JCCF has already received a check for more than $500 from Hawk Crest Publishing. Harris has been promoting and signing copies of the book at his last four rodeos … Checotah, Okla., is often called The Steer Wrestling Capital of the World because it has been home to Roy Duvall, Ote Berry, Sam Duvall, Spud Duvall and Billy Hale, so it is no surprise that the Heartland Heritage Center, due to open there this spring, will have a large section of the museum devoted to rodeo. Museum officials have been collecting items for the last few years and will have one exhibit devoted to the bulldoggers and a second for other regional rodeo stars. “It’s been a poor man’s project,” HHC chairman Lloyd Jernigan told the Muskogee (Okla.) Phoenix. “When we get money, we move on and do something. Then we wait to get more money.” … Former PRCA bullfighter Scott Messina, known as Funky Cold Messina, is recovering from injuries – including five broken ribs – caused by a run-in with a bull during a rodeo in Mercedes, Texas … A dedicated effort to improve their recycling program by the committee at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo paid immediate dividends. During the first 12 days of the rodeo, Republic Services collected 26 times more recyclables than in the entire 17-day event a year ago, according to the San Antonio Express-News … Rodeo Austin is participating in the first annual online giving festival, “Amplify Austin,” which aims to raise $1 million for local nonprofits from 7 p.m. March 4 to 7 p.m. the following day. Anyone wishing to contribute can visit RodeoAustin.com anytime during that 24-hour window and make a donation in any amount, starting at $25 … PRCA bareback rider Luke Creasy, who is currently sidelined with a back injury, spoke to the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo team on Feb. 19 in Las Vegas, N.M.. Creasy, a Canadian now living in Corona, N.M., shared his experiences in and out of the arena to help motivate the team for the 2013 season.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“When I caught my second steer in a good spot and stuck it on him (a 4.1-second run), I thought to myself ‘there’s the guy I used to know who could bulldog a little bit.’ Somebody yelled, ‘Hey Lee, good run.’ It was like (shucks) I haven’t done that since I bought my permit 20 years ago.”

– Two-time world champion steer wrestler Lee Graves, telling the Calgary Herald how good it felt to place second at the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Miss., and earn his first rodeo check in 14 months … “Since Moby Dick was a minnow.”

 

9. Next Up

Feb. 28     Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo, Bay City, Texas, begins

Feb. 28     Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo begins

March 1    Wide Open Rodeo, Fort Pierce, Fla., begins

March 1    3 Bar A Rodeo, Tuscumbia, Ala., begins

March 1    Avi River Stampede PRCA Rodeo, Fort Mohave, Ariz., begins

March 2    Parada del Sol, Scottsdale, Ariz., begins

 

10. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:     Trevor Brazile………………$25,445

BB:      Kaycee Feild…………………$37,601

SW:     Casey Martin………….……..$31,753

TR-1    Landon McClaugherty.……..$30,128

TR-2    Tommy Zuniga……….…….$30,128

SB       Cody Wright………….…….$33,800

TD       Sterling Smith………………$31,021

BR       Josh Koschel………………..$47,741

SR       Chet Herren…………………$22,415

 

11. 2013 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

Through Feb. 25, 2013

 

All-around

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $25,445

2.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       22,588

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       17,594

4.    Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        11,185

5.    Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                            9,873

6.    Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                             7,861

7.    Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                              7,468

 

Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 $37,601

2.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               21,726

3.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             20,315

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     20,069

5.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         18,393

6.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                17,291

7.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             16,071

8.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              16,058

9.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     15,705

10.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              13,927

11.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                 13,379

12.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             13,130

13.  Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            11,946

14.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                       11,443

15.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        10,108

16.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                            9,527

17.  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France                                           8,886

18.  Clint Laye, Odessa, Texas                                                  8,599

19.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                         8,463

20.  Mac Erickson, Sundance, Wyo.                                        8,108

 

Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $31,753

2.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             27,042

3.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    19,288

4.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              18,903

5.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     18,162

6.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     17,874

7.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            15,618

8.    Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            15,311

9.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                       14,835

10.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                       14,542

11.  Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       13,623

12.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  13,088

13.  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.                                   10,818

14.  Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         10,566

15.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                      8,664

16.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                           8,335

17.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                             7,825

18.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                      7,296

19.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                          7,245

20.  Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.                                              7,162

 

Team Roping (header)

1.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                           $30,128

2.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    21,523

3.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             19,104

4.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         16,115

5.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 14,854

6.    Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  14,775

7.    Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                14,257

8.    Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              13,822

9.    Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  12,555

10.  Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             12,088

11.  Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                       11,714

12.  Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                         11,469

13.  Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.                                         11,156

14.  Blaine Linaweaver, Irvine, Calif.                                    10,666

15.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    10,404

16.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                           9,804

17.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                     9,743

18.  Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.                                  9,560

19.  Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                              9,320

20.  Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.                                               9,085

 

Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                $30,128

2.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             21,523

3.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            20,023

4.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              19,104

5.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               16,115

6.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              15,391

7.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                 13,781

8.    Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    13,082

9.    Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         13,028

10.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                12,345

11.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                11,362

12.  York Gill, Stephenville, Texas                                         10,971

13.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   10,404

14.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                      9,592

15.  Shane Hester, Lakeland, Fla.                                             9,085

16.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                          8,236

17.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                         8,150

18.  Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas                                          8,124

19.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                     7,941

20.  John Robertson, Polson, Mont.                                         7,650

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $33,800

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   30,024

3.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    21,626

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            18,230

5.    Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     14,667

6.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             14,217

7.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             12,086

8.    Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                       10,966

9.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             10,492

10.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  10,286

11.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 10,237

12.  Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.                                            9,680

13.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                          9,518

14.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                         9,397

15.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                                9,394

16.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                 9,276

17.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                               9,039

18.  Jeremy Melancon, Huntsville, Texas                                 8,931

19.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                               8,106

20.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                                 7,727

 

Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $31,021

2.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        28,490

3.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                22,528

4.    Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            19,689

5.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                    15,589

6.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              15,428

7.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        14,753

8.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       14,439

9.    Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        13,970

10.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   12,751

11.  Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            12,663

12.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        12,579

13.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                12,339

14.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         12,121

15.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      11,563

16.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    11,353

17.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          11,299

18.  Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas                                    11,082

19.  Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.                         10,662

20.  Jade Conner, Iowa, La.                                                   10,243

 

Steer Roping

1.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      $22,415

2.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           18,470

3.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       15,721

4.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            14,137

5.    Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      12,470

6.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       12,205

7.    Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        12,137

8.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       11,537

9.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           10,571

10.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                                 9,903

11.  Brad Prather, Skiatook, Okla.                                           8,852

12.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                             8,435

13.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                    8,049

14.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                          7,247

15.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                                6,947

16.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                     6,737

17.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                          6,070

18.  Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.    &nbs

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