CHEYENNE, Wyo. — July 22, 2013 — It was a better than average day for three contestants at the 117th annual “Daddy of ‘em All” on Monday.  Bradley Harter is using momentum he gained over the weekend at rodeos in Nampa, Idaho, and Salinas, Calif., here. The saddle bronc rider took the lead in the first round with an 85-point ride on C5 Rodeo’s Betty Bucks. Harter, from Weatherford, Texas, won nearly $10,000 last week and could add to that significantly here.

In the bull riding, J.W. Harris from Mullin, Texas, is the new leader in the first round after an 86-point effort on Magic Man, also owned by C5 Rodeo. The three-time world champion is just two points ahead of College National Finals Rodeo qualifier Sage Kimzey from Strong City, Okla., who also rode here on Monday.

In the tie-down roping, two-time and reigning world champion Tuf Cooper had the fastest time of the day at 11.3 seconds. That is also the fastest time in the first round.

These three men have several things in common. Each of them has more than $1 million in career earnings with Harter and Cooper just reaching that milestone earlier this year. Between the three of them, they have 19 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifications. In spite of all of their success in arenas across the country none of them have won a Cheyenne Frontier Days Championship.

History may be made at this year’s rodeo in team roping. In preliminary competition Monday morning, Willow Raley from Baggs, Wyo., and her team roping partner, Pake Younger from Grand Junction, Colo., stopped the clock in 8.4 seconds. This is currently second in the first round. If their time stays in the top eight in the round through Friday, Raley will be the first woman to ever collect a check in a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event in the Frontier Park Arena. They rope their second one Tuesday morning and with another clean run will be in good shape to be back here for Sundday’s championship round.

Harter, Cooper and Harris all have their second round competition during Tuesday’s rodeo.

The fourth performance of the 117th annual Daddy of ‘Em All starts at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday. vAction continues Monday night with the first performance of Championship Bull Ridings World Championships starting at 8 p.m.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. —The following are current leaders after the third performance of the 117th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Monday, July 22, 2013.


Bareback Riding:  (first round)  1, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 87 points on Burns Rodeo’s Borrowed Angel.  2/3/4 (tie), Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., and Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta, 83 each. 5/6/7 (tie), Craig Wisehart, Kersey, Colo., Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, and Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., 82 each. (second round)  1, Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., Laramie, Wyo., 84 points on Burns Rodeo’s Rodeo’s Nightmare. 2/3 (tie), Ethan McNeill, Grantsville, Utah, and Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah, 83 each. 4, David Streweler, Golden, Colo., 80. 5/6 (tie), Zach Curran, Riverton, Wyo., and Craig Wisehart, Kersey, Colo., 78 each. (overall – on two)  1, Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., 167 points. 2, Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah, 161. 3, Craig Wisehart, Kersey, Colo., 160. 4, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 159. 5, Chance Madsen, Pine Bluffs, Wyo., and Ethan McNeill, Grantsville, Utah, 156 points each.


Steer Roping:  (first round)  1. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D., 16.1 seconds. 2, Randy Wells, Cisco, Texas, 16.4. 3/4 (tie), Clay Cameron, Canyon, Texas, and JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, 19.1 each. 5, Ty Herd, Irene, Texas, 19.2. 6, Shandon Stalls, McLean, Texas, 19.4.  (second round) 1, Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas, 15.0. 2, Bobby Joe Hill, Mexia, Texas, 16.2. 3, J.B. Whatley, 16.6. 4, Garrett Hale, 16.8. 5, K.C. Jones, 17.3. 6, Bobby Harris, Gillette, Wyo., 17.4.  (overall – on two)  1, Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla., 41.5 seconds. 2, Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas, 41.8. 3, Bobby Harris, Gillette, Wyo., 45.3. 4, Jim Locke, Miami, Texas, 45.7. 5, J. Paul Williams, Burbank, Okla., 47.7.


Tie-Down Roping:  (first round)  1, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 11.3 seconds. 2, Stran Smith, Childress, Texas, 12.3. 3, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 12.6. 4, Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo., 12.7. 5, Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., 13.2. 6, Blake Ash, Aurora, Mo., 13.3. (second round)  1, Clayton Shaw, Alvord, Texas, 10.9. 2, Roger Nonella, Klamath Falls, Ore., 11.2. 3, Blair Burk, Durant, Okla., 12.0. 4, Jared Kempker, Eugene, Mo., 12.1. 5, Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 12.2. 6, Cody Saculla, Bryan, Texas, 12.4. (overall – on two) 1, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 25.6 seconds. 2, Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo., 26.2. 3, Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 26.8. 4, Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 27.0. 5, Jarred Kempker, Eugene, Mo., 27.1. 6, Michael Akins, Whitesboro, Texas, 28.8. 6, Blake Ash, Aurora, Mo., 29.1.


Saddle Bronc Riding:  (first round)  1, Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s Betty Bucks. 2/3 (tie), Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont., and RayTom Meiers, Mills, Wyo., 83 each. 4, Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 82. 5, Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif., 81. 6, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 80.  (second round) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 87 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Pony Boy. 2, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 85. 3, Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont., 84. 4, Townsend Prince, Livermore, Colo., 82. 5, Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 79. 6, Brandon Biebelle, San Lorenzo, N.M., 77.  (overall – on two) 1, Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont., 167 points. 2, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 162. 3/4 (tie) , Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, and Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 161 each. 5/6 (tie), Brandon Biebelle, San Lorenzo, N.M., and Jeremy Ray Melancon, Huntsville, Texas, 154 each.


Team Roping: (first round)  1, Tyler Waters, Collinsville, Texas, and Boogie Ray, Mabank, Texas, 8.3 seconds. 2, Willow Raley, Baggs, Wyo., and Pake Younger, Grand Junction, Colo., 8.4. 3, Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas, and Randall Richards, Bedias, Texas, 8.7. 4, Drew Gartner, Killdeer, N.D., and Tim Franzen, Sydney, Mont., 8.9. 5, Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., 9.0. 6, Travis Cowan, Highmore, S.D., and Elliott Gourneau, Kennebec, S.D., 9.1. (second round) 1, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., 9.2 seconds. 2, Brad Prather, Skiatook, Okla., and Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla., 11.9. 3, Ryan Rochlitz, Minatare, Neb., and Justin Smith, Carpenter, Wyo., 12.4. 4, Arnold Felts, San Angelo, Texas, and Brad Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 12.6. 5, JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Josh Patton, Lubbock, Texas, 17.8.  (overall – on two) 1, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., 18.9 seconds. 2, JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Josh Patton, Lubbock, Texas, 27.0. 3, Arnold Felts, San Angelo, Texas, and Brad Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 29.1.

Steer Wrestling:  (first round)  1, Matt Mousseau, Dashwood, Ontario, 6.2 seconds. 2, Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, 7.1. 3, Olin Hannum, Ogden, Utah, 7.4. 4, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 7.7. 5, Jake Kraupie, Bridgeport, Neb., 8.2. 6, Ross Eickhoff, Grass Range, Mont., 8.4. (second round) 1, Tony Larsen, Sheridan, Wyo., 8.9 seconds. 2, Joe Busch, Neola, Iowa, 10.6. 3, Cimarron Thompson, Hobbs, N.M., 13.5. 4, Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 13.6. 5, Brock Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta, 13.7. 6, Seth Murphy, South Heart, N.D., 14.1. (overall – on two) 1, Tony Larsen, Sheridan, Wyo., 17.9 seconds. 2, Joe Busch, Neola, Iowa, 20.0. 3, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 23.4. 4, Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore., 26.0. 5, Jake Kraupie, Bridgeport, Neb., 26.7. 6, Cimarron Thompson, Hobbs, N.M., 28.4.

Women’s Barrel Race:  (second round)  1, Ann Peterson, Avondale, Colo., 17.64. 2, Lizzy Ehr, Abilene, Texas, 17.69. 3, Rebecca Hughes, Eunice, N.M., 17.75. 4, Sharon Harrell, Wickenburg, Ariz., 17.98. 5, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 18.02. 6, Lynn Brown, Weatherford, Texas, 18.08. (overall – on two) 1, Lizzy Ehr, Abilene, Texas, 35.85 seconds. 2, Ann Peterson, Avondale, Colo., 35.93. 3, Lynn Brown, Weatherford, Texas, 36.27. 4/5 (tie), Rebecca Hughes, Eunice, N.M., and Desirae Weigel, Bismarck, N.D., 36.32 each. 6, Debbie Bloxom, Andrews, Texas, 36.64.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 86 points on C5 Rodeo’s Magic Man. 2, Sage Steele Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 85. 3/4 (tie), Jayden Hansen, Gettysburg, S.D., and Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 80 each. 5, Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 79. 6, Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D., 77. (second round – 4 rides) 1, Brady Menge, Fruita, Colo., 86 points on Wild Card’s Little Shyster. 2, Will Crain, Farina, Ill., 81. 3, Kody Pierce, Keeneseburg, Colo., 74. 4, Brad Harris, Winfield, Kan., 69. (overall – on two) 1, Brady Menge, Fruita, Colo., 86 points on one. 2, Will Crain, Farina, Ill., 81. 3, Kody Pierce, Keeneseburg, Colo., 74. 4, John Young, Orient, Iowa, 70. 5, Brad Harris, Winfield, Kan., 69.


Rookie Bronc Riding: (first round)  1, Will Shaffer, Hyannis, Neb., 75 points. 2/3 (tie), Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C., and Brady Dinwoodie, Westbourne, M.B., 73 each. 4, Chance Barnes, Flora Vista, N.M., 70. 5, Travis Schroth, Buffalo Gap, S.D., 68. 6, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 66. (second round)  1, Travis Nelson, Philip, S.D., 71 points. 2, Vince Tsosie, Shiprock, N.M., 67. 3, Will Gullickson, Mandan, N.D., 63. 4, Cody Peterson, Cheyenne, Wyo., 62. 5, Cole Thoreson, Dillon, Mont., 61. 6, Peter White II, Amarillo, Texas, 69. (overall – on two)  1, Travis Nelson, Philip, S.D., 136 points. 2, Peter White II, Amarillo, Texas, 124.

Wild Horse Race:  1, Team Nozie, $600. 2, Felix Cruz Team, $450. 3, Team BGB, $300. 4, Licking Belgians Team, $150.