RENO, NEV., June 25, 2013 — Tuesday night at the Reno Rodeo has unofficially become blue night, but it’s not because of a cause, for a sponsor or to honor anyone – it’s all about the bucking horses.

For several years, the stock contracting firms of Big Bend and Flying Five Rodeo from Ritzville, Wash., have brought a herd of blue roan horses here. In a coordinated effort with the main stock contractor here, Flying U Rodeo from Marysville, Calif., the blue roans are all used in the same performance in bareback and saddle bronc riding, then turned out in the arena for appreciative fans to see the whole herd.

Benefitting from getting on the blue roans on Tuesday were Tyler Corrington from Hastings, Minn., and Rusty Allen from Eagle Mountain, Utah. Corrington got on a horse named Broncy Blues and Allen rode Blue Blazes. They each scored 83 points and are currently tied for second in the first round of competition. With similar rides during the sixth performance, both of these men have the potential to qualify for Saturday night’s championship round.

Tom Lewis from Lehi, Utah, qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last year and is making a big push to get back there next December. Lewis is currently 10th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and could improve that significantly here. Lewis had a 5.0-second run during slack, then came back in the performance and stopped the clock in 4.6 seconds. He is currently fourth in the standings with a total time of 9.6. Hunter Cure from Holliday, Texas, is a full second ahead of Lewis with an 8.6.

Second generation team roper Brandon Beers from Powell Butte, Ore., moved into second in the overall standings with his partner Jim Ross Cooper from Monument, N.M. They have a total time of 10.8 seconds and are now making plans to be back here on Saturday night.

Tyler Willis from Wheatland, Wyo., made history here last Thursday when he became the last man to ride the Flying U/Rosser Rodeo bull named Bring It. He finished third at the Xtreme Bulls competition thanks in part to that ride. He competed at the rodeo on Tuesday and scored 85 points so should be adding to his earnings at the rodeo. Willis rode the Big Bend bull named Kool Money and is currently in second place in the standings behind Wyatt Mecham from Heber City, Utah.

The barrel racing at the fifth performance saw the fastest time of the rodeo so far. Christina Richman stopped the clock in 17.15 seconds in a beautiful run. Her first round run was slower, but her performance run made up so much ground that she is now in second place in the overall standings with 34.82 seconds. Sherry Cervi from Marana, Ariz., still leads with 34.43.

The sixth performance begins at 7 pm Wednesday. Tickets are available at or by calling 800-325-7328. For more information, please call 775-329-3877.


RENO, NEV., June 25, 2013 — Following are unofficial results from the fifth performance the Reno Rodeo.           

Bareback Riding:  1, (tie) Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., on Flying Five Rodeo’s Major Ejection and Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., on Big Bend Rodeo’ Holly Time, 77 points each. 3, Brian Bain, Culver, Ore., 76. 4, Kyle Brennecke, Grain Valley, Mo., 75.

Steer Wrestling:  1, Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo., 4.2 seconds. 2, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 4.7. 3, Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas, 4.9. 4, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 5.0.


Team Roping: 1, Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore., and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 5.2 seconds. 2, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., and J.W. Borrego, Pueblo, West, Colo., 5.3. 3, Dustin Bird Cut Bank, Mont., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 6.1. 4, Tate Kirchenscchlager, Stephenville, Texas, and Will Woodfin, Marshall, Mo., 6.1.


Saddle Bronc Riding:  1, (tie) Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn., on Flying Five Rodeo’s Broncy Blues and Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah, on Flying Five Rodeo’s Blue Blazes, 83 points each. 3, Cort Scheer, Elsemere, Neb., 79. 4, Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo., 78.


Tie-Down Roping:  (three times) 1, Roger nonella, Klamath Falls, Ore., 8.4 seconds. 2, Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., 8.5. 3, Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 9.3.


Barrel Racing:  1, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.15 seconds. 2, Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif., 17.26.  3, Nikkie Miller-Gosney, Scottsdale, Ariz., 17.61. 4, Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif., 17.76.


Bull Riding: 1, Tyler willis, Wehatland, Wyo., 85 points on Big Bend Rodeos Flying Knife. 2, Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo., 75. 3, Dustin Larsen, Manila, Utah, 71.


RENO, NEV., — The following are unofficial leaders through June 24, 2012.


Bareback Riding: (First Round) 1, Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 84 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Cajun Queen. 2,  Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho, 83. 3, (tie) Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.; Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas; and Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.; 82 points each.(Second Round)   1, Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 85 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Comanchero. 2, (tie) Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., and Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas, 81. 4, Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 80. (Total on Two) 1, Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 169. 2, Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 161. 3, Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho, 159. 4, (tie) Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas; Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.; and Ryan Grey, Cheney, Wash.; 158.


Steer Wrestling:  (First Round) 1, (tie) Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D., and Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas, 4.1 seconds each. 3, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 4.2. 4, Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 4.4.  (Second Round): 1, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 3.9. 2,  (tie) Lee Graves, Calgary, Alberta; and Chancey Larson, Manhattan, Kan., 4.1.  3, (tie) Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas; Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.; and Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo., 4.2. (Total on Two) 1, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 8.6. 2, Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas, 9.0. 3, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 9.5. 4, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 9.6. 5, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 10.0. 6, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 10.2.


Team Roping:  (First Round) 1, Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas, and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 5.0 seconds. 2, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas; and Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont., and Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City; 5.2. 4, Paul David Tierney, Oral, s.d., and Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb., 5.4. (Second Round)  1, Arky Rogers, Lipan, Texas, and Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas, 4.6. 2, (tie) Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.; and Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif., and Dakota Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas, 4.8. 4, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 5.2.  (Total on Two) 1, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 10.7. 2, Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore., and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 5.2. 3, Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont., and Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla., 11.3. 4, Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 11.6. 5, (tie) Robby Farias, Kilauea, Hawaii and Cole Wilson, Lake Shore, Utah; and C.R. Wilken, Templeton, Calif., and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 12.0.


Saddle Bronc Riding: (First Round)  1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 84 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Short Cut. 2, (tie) Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn., and Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah, 83. 4, Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D., 82.  (Second Round) 1, (tie) Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, on Flying U Rodeo’s Battle Call and Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, on Flying Five Rodeo’s Holy Holly, 85 points each. 3, Cody Taton, Corona, N.M., 84. 4, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 83. (Total on Two) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 169. 2, (tie) Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, and Cody Taton, Corona, N.M., 160. 4, Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D., 159. 6, (tie) Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, and Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 158.


Tie-Down Roping: (First Round) 1, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 7.2 seconds. 2, Jake Hannum, Ogden, Utah, 7.7. 3, Blair Burk, Durant, Okla., 8.0. 4, (tie) Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, and Roger Nonella, Kalmath Falls, Ore., 8.4. (Second Round) 1, Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas, 7.8 seconds each. 2, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 8.1. 3, (tie) Justin Truman, Huntington, Utah, and Reese Riemer, Stinett, Texas, 8.4. (Total on Two) 1, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 15.3. 2, Reese Riemer, Stinett, Texas, 16.9. 3, Jake Hannum, Ogden,  Utah, 17.5. 4, Stran Smith, Childress, Texas, 17.8. 5, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 18.0. 6, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 18.2.


Barrel Racing:  (First Round) 1, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 17.24 seconds. 2, Cindy Woods, Newburg, Ore., 17.43. 3, Kyra Stierwalt, Leedey, Okla., 17.37. 4, Angie Hardin, Cottonwood, Calif., 17.48.  (Second Round) 1, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.15 seconds. 2, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 17.19. 3, Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif., 17.26. 4, Marvel Murphy, Las Vegas, Nev., 17.28. (Total on Two) 1, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 34.43. 2, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 34.72. 3, Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif., 34.89. 4, Cindy Woods, Newberg, Ore., 34.97. 4, Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 35.00. 5, Timi Lickley, Jerome, Idaho, 35.03. 6, Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla., 35.14.


Bull Riding: (Long Round) 1, Wyatt Mecham, Heber City, Utah, 86 points on Corey and Horst Rodeo’s Painmaker. 2, Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla., 84. 2, Brennon Eldred, Purcell, Okla., 80. 3, (tie) Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., and Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 79. 5, (tie) Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.; Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.; and J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 78 points each.