SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) – If Sydni Blanchard and her horse Victory keep up the pace that they started in the third round of bracket 1 and continued through the semi-finals, victory is in their future at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo.

Blanchard, from Albuquerque, N.M., and Victory set a new arena record in the AT&T Center way back on Feb. 9 with a 13.68 second run. That was the beginning of three first-place finishes in row for the dynamic duo. Blanchard came back in semi-finals 1 and won both rounds there. She is headed to the finals as the high-money earnings barrel racer and the second highest money earner of the rodeo so far with $7,369. Prior to San Antonio’s rodeo, Blanchard was 15th in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world standings with $7854. She has nearly doubled that with one more round to go.

Bull rider J.W. Harris leads all of the contestants with $7,860. Harris, who tied for the championship here in 2009 and has earned three world titles, has won first every time he lasted the full eight seconds on a bull here. He won the first and third rounds of bracket 1, and then finished atop the leaderboard in both rounds of the semi-finals. Harris is currently in 17th place in the world standings. The money he has already won will move him into the top 15.

Qualifying for the finals here is based on total earnings, which all count towards the world standings. The top five from each of two semi-finals will advance to the final round. Those ten contestants will be doing their best to the highest scores and fastest times on Saturday night for a $12,445 check. Second place pays $9,334. Third is $6,223 and fourth will pay $3,111.  So this rodeo has the potential to have a big impact on any of the winners’ season.

Bareback rider Ryan Gray, steer wrestler Luke Branquinho and tie-down roper Hunter Herrin all had to get a first place check on Wednesday night to advance to Saturday night’s finals and that’s exactly what they did. Gray, from Cheney, Wash., got on Calgary Stampede’s horse named Labyrinth for 85 points. Branquinho, from Los Alamos, Calif., stopped the clock in 3.6 seconds, and Herrin, from Apache, Okla., had a 7.1 for the win.

Many of these contestants are leaving here to compete at rodeos in San Angelo, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz., before making the trip back here for the finals. They will anxiously be checking the money standings to see what happens in the second set of semi-finals where the first of two rounds starts on Thursday night.

There is one performance of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Eight-Time Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year on Thursday at 7 p.m.  Complete results can be found at http://www.sarodeo.com/rodeo/results/2013-rodeo-results.

 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) — The following are results from San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which will pay contestants more than $1 million.

Seventeenth Performance –Semi-finals one  round two followed by Final Round qualifiers based on total money.

 

Bareback Riding: 1, Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., 85 points on Calgary Stampede’s Labyrinth, $1,965. 2, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 82, $1,474. 3, R. C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore., 85, $983. 4, Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas, 80, $491.  (total money) 1, J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., $6,141. 2, Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas, $4,913. 3, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., $4,667. 4, (tie) Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.; Matt Bright, Azle, Texas; and Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., $3,684 each. (Final Round qualiifiers) 1, J.R. Vezain, Cowley,Wyo., $6,141. 2, Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas, $5,404. 3, 3, 3, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., $5,158. 3, Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., $4,913. 5, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., $4,667.

 

Steer Wrestling: 1, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 3.6 seconds, $1,965. 2, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 3.8, 41,474. 3, Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 4.1, $983. 4, (tie) Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, and Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.2, $246 each. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.,$5,404. 2, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., $4,913. 3, Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, $4,421. 4, (tie) Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., and Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., $3,930 each.

Team Roping: 1, Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta, and John Robertson, Polson, Mont., 4.6 seconds, $1,965. 2, Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas, and Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas, 4.7, $1,474. 3, Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas, and Justin Copp, Krum, Texas, 5.2, $983. 4, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 6.4, $491. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas, and Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas, $4,912. 2, (tie) Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas, and Justin Copp, Krum, Texas; Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta, and John Robertson, Polson, Mont.; and Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.; $4, 421 each. 5, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, $3,439.

 

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 85 points on Calgary Stampede’s Gross Beetle, $1,965. 2, Cody Taton, Corona, N.M., 84, $1,474. 3, Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., 82, $983. 4, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 81, $491. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, Cody Taton, Corona, N.M., $7,123. 2, Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, $5,649. 3, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, $5,404. 4, (tie) Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., and Cody Angland, New South Wales, Australia, $5,158.

 

                Tie-Down Roping: 1, Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 7.1 seconds, $1,965. 2, Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 7.4, $1,474. 3, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 9.0, $983. 4, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 10.5, $491. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., $4,667. 2, (tie) Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, and Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., $4,421. 4, (tie) Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., and Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, $3,930.

                Women’s Barrel Race: 1,  Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., 13.84, $1,965. 2, Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas, 14.12, $1,474. 3, Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, $983. 4, Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 14.17, $491. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., $7,369. 2, Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., $5,895. 3, (tie) Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, and Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas, $4,421. 5, Randa Kellogg, Point, Texas, $3,930.

 

                Bull Riding: 1, J.W Harris, Mullin, Texas, 91 points on D & H Cattle Company’s Dakota Page, $1,965. 2, (tie) Ty Clearwater LaCygne, Kan., and Cole Elchols, Elm Grove, La., 86, $1,228 each. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, $7,860. 2, Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., $4,421. 3, Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan., $3,930. 4, Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La., $,3684. 5, Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., $3,439.

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