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CLOVIS, Calif. – Cody Wright continued his dominant 2013 campaign at the Clovis Rodeo Arena on April 28 when he scored 86 points on Burch Rodeo Company’s Friendly Fire to earn $5,615.

Not only is the eldest Wright brother atop the saddle bronc riding world standings, but he also joined an exclusive club with his triumph at the Clovis Rodeo, a silver event on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, presented by Justin Boots.

The win pushed Wright over the $2 million threshold in career earnings, making him the 20th member of that fraternity, as he chases his third world championship this season.

“It feels really good to go over $2 million dollars, but I just wish I had all of it right now,” Wright said. “I wish I could have it all as a lump sum.

“I think (reaching the milestone) is a combination of both being able to do well at big rodeos and being able to stay healthy and ride all the time. I’ve been lucky enough to be included in the big rodeos over the years and to win large amounts of money at a lot of them.”

It was Wright’s third win in a big-money rodeo so far in the 2013 season, as he adds the buckle from Clovis to the pair he won in Denver and Fort Worth earlier this year.

Wright has been clutch at the biggest rodeos, as his check on Sunday was the fifth of more than $4,000 he’s earned at a rodeo so far this season.

“This has been a really big spring run for me,” Wright said, “and I think one of the main keys is that I’ve just been drawing so well at these big rodeos. I go at it with the same mindset every year and I still have the same fire now that I had when I was first starting out.”

For Friendly Fire, it’s nothing new to carry someone to a big score at the Clovis Rodeo. Orin Larsen rode Friendly Fire for 87 points at the 2012 edition of the rodeo, and two-time World Champion Kaycee Feild was 86 points on him in Clovis in 2011.

The other champions in this $242,949 rodeo were bareback rider J.R. Vezain (88 points), steer wrestler Justin Blaine Davis (17.8 seconds on four head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers and Travis Graves (26.5 seconds on four head), tie-down roper Hunter Herrin (32.8 seconds on four head), bull rider Kaycee Rose (87 points) and barrel racer Sheena Robbins (51.17 seconds on three head). It was Vezain’s third win in two weeks – all with scores of 88 points – and it allowed him to pass Feild and take over first place in the world standings.

The week’s only other change at the top of the world standings came in the team roping, where checks totaling $4,907 in Clovis allowed Driggers to move into first place ahead of Landon McClaugherty among headers. Driggers’ partner Graves had taken over first place in the heeler standings a week earlier.

Trevor Brazile, who finished second in the tie-down roping to Herrin and earned checks in the team roping with heeler Patrick Smith, won the all-around title with $5,622. Following on the heels of last week’s all-around win at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo in Corpus Christi, Texas, this win has allowed Brazile, in pursuit of his record 11th all-around gold buckle, to increase his world standings lead to $12,590 over Rhen Richard.

 

2. Smith adds luster to sterling season in Lufkin

LUFKIN, Texas – They are both Texans, they both have fathers who became world champions and they both were PRCA Tie-down Roping Rookies of the Year – in back-to-back years. Still, until now, there haven’t been a lot of other similarities in the career arcs of Tuf Cooper and Sterling Smith. Cooper’s career has been sterling and Smith’s a bit tougher.

Cooper has two gold buckles in his five trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and earlier this year became the youngest cowboy in ProRodeo history to surpass $1 million in career earnings. Smith is still looking for his first Wrangler NFR qualification and his career prize money total is just over $200,000.

Which brings us back to those two little words: Until now. Since hauling more than $13,000 out of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in late February, Smith has been leading the world standings and is showing no signs of going away.

Exhibit A would be the April 24-27 Angelina County Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin, Texas, where Smith won the first round in 7.8 seconds, tied for the win in the second round with Justin Maass in 7.5 seconds and was a full second quicker than Maass to claim the average title.

The reward for Smith’s 250-mile road trip east from his home in Stephenville, Texas, was a rodeo-best $4,380. His lead over Cooper (son of Roy “Super Looper” Cooper) was just $359 coming into the week and is now up to $4,739.

Despite his early-season success, Smith had made the decision to skip the California spring season, to work at the family’s construction business and ranch while rodeoing close to home. He’s made the gamble work by maximizing his opportunities in Lufkin.

“I never thought it made sense to be going to California for 3½ weeks for two rodeos,” Smith said. “There is too much to do here to be gone that long. The way it turned out, I gained ground and didn’t have to put in the miles.”

With $40,966 in earnings this season, Smith is just $2,674 shy of last year’s career-best total, when he finished a career-best 28th in the world standings – with five months of the season still to be contested. He will go to the May 15-17 Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and the May 18 Champions Challenge (he qualified by leading the world standings), return home and then start his summer season in earnest at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo in June.

“I don’t look at the standings very often,” Smith said. “The only ones that count are in October (at the end of the regular season) and at the end of the year … but this has been a good start to the season.”

If Smith should need any more encouragement about his prospects, apart from that expanding bank account, he need look no farther than home. His dad, Brad Smith, didn’t make his first NFR until his ninth season as permit and card holder (he and header George Richards won the team roping gold buckle in their 1978 debut) and Brad went to the NFR five more times. Sterling is in his eighth year since buying his permit in 2006.

The other champions in this $81,382 rodeo at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center were bareback rider Clint Cannon (88 points), steer wrestler Matt Reeves (9.6 seconds on two head), team ropers Jake Orman and Corey Hendrick (4.7 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (84 points), bull rider Casey Huckabee (88 points) and barrel racer Taylor Jacob (14.10 seconds).

 

3. Tallman withdraws name from WNFR consideration

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The legendary Bob Tallman, who has been honored eight times as the PRCA Announcer of the Year, has decided to remove himself from consideration as one of the announcers at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to focus on other endeavors.

Tallman has worked the Wrangler NFR over parts of five decades, a record total of 25 appearances, including 17 of the last 18, and felt it was the right time to make a change.

“I’ve been working at not being complacent in my life and looking at ways to do things better,” said Tallman, 65. “When it comes to the NFR, the decision was to do less and do a better job of it. And, I’ll have time to enjoy the thing that really makes our sport so special – the people.”

Tallman will be in Las Vegas for the full run of the Wrangler NFR Dec. 5-14, hosting his bowling tournament and being a regular at National Finals Tonight, a show held at the Gold Coast after all 10 performances. He will also take part in autograph sessions for his sponsors – Wrangler, Boyd Gaming, Priefert, Resistol and Boot Barn – along with promoting his growing security company, Pro Vision Digital Surveillance.

He will continue to announce some of the biggest rodeos in the sport, including the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the River City Roundup in Omaha, Neb., and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up.

“Tallman’s voice is iconic and the symbol of what the WNFR is supposed to sound like,” said Boyd Polhamus, who has announced the rodeo 18 times, all but one alongside Tallman. “This rodeo has always been bigger than just one person, but when a guy like Tallman leaves it after a quarter of a century of adding to it, we will all know the difference.

“I don’t like his decision, but I understand it. It is the most grueling two weeks of any announcer’s life. Between practice, rehearsals, meetings and then, finally, the action – it’s a grind.”

 

4. News and notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider Tuff Hedeman and Dr. Tandy Freeman, the medical director for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team, attended the April 25 dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas … Ty Murray, who won five championship buckles at California Rodeo Salinas during his brilliant career as a roughstock cowboy, will be the lone contestant inductee in the rodeo’s Hall of Fame class on July18. Murray, a seven-time all-around world champion, will be joined by Marguerite and Marvin Roberts (Notables Category), Bob and Nancy Cook(Contract Personnel), No. 16 Oscar (Livestock) and George Richardson and Dr. E.J. “Doc” Leach (Committee Member). The Cooks operated RSC Stock Contractors and their bull, Oscar, was ridden only a handful of times in a long career, including the memorable winning ride in Salinas by John Davis in 1975. Don Gay rode Oscar for a then-world record score of 97 points in San Francisco in 1977 … The Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Rodeo is moving from spring to fall this year (Oct. 5-6) and cutting back from three performances to two, but will have Barnes PRCA Rodeo back as the stock contractor and will once again have the biggest purse in the Northeast. Chairperson Janet Markowitz is optimistic that the total prize money will be about the same as last year’s ($97,968), when the rodeo was held March 30 through April 1, and that attendance will benefit from the new format. “If you look at what we sold in the past two years, we sold more tickets than what would fill up two shows,” Markowitz said. “So I think, not that I’m trying to say, ‘Buy your tickets,’ but I think people are going to have to buy their tickets pretty quickly.” … Rodeo Austin achieved a record contribution to their youth giving program this year of $2,251,580, including $484,000 in scholarships to 45 deserving Texas students … Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo President Chuck Rigsbee estimates that the just-completed event raised $150,000 for various local charities and that it had an economic impact of more than $7 million on the community. The 99th annual Clovis Rodeo Parade on April 27 drew more than 40,000 spectators … Ticket sales were up nearly 19 percent over a year ago at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Nev., with total paid attendance of 11,657 earlier this month … The City of Tehachapi, Calif., has unveiled plans for a $500,000 upgrade for the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds, home of the Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo each August. Last year the city partnered with the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association for development of the city-owned property and purchased grandstands to double seating capacity … The Bridgeport (Texas) City Council has approved the disbursement of $7,500 in hotel occupancy tax revenue to pay for advertising to benefit the Butterfield Stage Days next month … San Jacinto Methodist Hospital’s Director of Cancer Services Denise Martinez came to a meeting of the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo Board of Directors on April 22 to express her gratitude and talk about how the rodeo’s contribution of more than $35,000 benefitted cancer treatment at the facility … With the draw of Cervi Championship Rodeo stock and top-flight instructors, the third annual Taos Muncy and Cody Taton Bronc Riding School April 12-14 in Torrington, Wyo., had more than 40 students, some coming from as far away as California … Ron AckermanEarl BrawnerRoger Holmerand Don Stuart, the volunteers known fondly by their fellow committee members as “The Four Horsemen,” have been named the grand marshals for the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo parade … The likeness of former PRCA tie-down roper Duane Carson of Abilene, Kan., is featured on this year’s Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo commemorative buckle, the fourth buckle in the fourth series of this collectible series that dates back to 1989.

 

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I talk to Ote quite a bit. He basically said, ‘Every run counts. Whether you are trying to make the NFR or at the NFR.’ Every time down the arena counts.”

— Steer wrestler Jason Miller, telling the Billings Gazette about the counsel he got from four-time World Champion Ote Berry after Miller finished 16th last year, missing the last spot in the Wrangler NFR bulldogging field by $55.

 

“I’ve been wrestling newborn calves into the trailer to get them to dry and warm places, but I don’t think that counts as practice.”

– Canadian steer wrestler William Beierbach telling Pro Rodeo Canada about how difficult regular practice can be when you are working on a ranch and battling a difficult calving season.

 

5. Next Up

May 2       Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo begins

May 3       Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo, Bakersfield, Calif., begins

May 3       Chisolm Trail Stampede, Duncan, Okla., begins

May 3       Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo begins

May 3       Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo begins

May 5       Riverdale (Calif.) Rodeo

 

6. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….….…..$40,600

BB:       J.R. Vezain..…………………$45,775

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$44,585

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$32,158

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$35,265

SB:        Cody Wright………….……..$45,254

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$40,966

BR:        Josh Koschel………………..$51,718

SR:        Chet Herren…………………$22,789

 

7. 2013 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

Through April 29, 2013

 

All-around

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $40,600

2.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       28,011

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       22,357

4.    Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    16,191

5.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              14,592

6.    Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           13,927

7.    Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        13,610

8.    Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            13,077

9.    Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.                           12,152

10.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 12,030

11.  Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                          10,754

12.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                          8,688

13.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                              8,603

14.  Alan Frierson, O’Brien, Fla.                                               8,196

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

 

Bareback Riding

1.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                           $45,775

2.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Ariz.                                            44,303

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               37,365

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     33,727

5.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         24,572

6.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              22,007

7.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     21,401

8.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             20,024

9.    Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            19,083

10.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             18,703

11.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                 18,208

12.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              17,770

13.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                          17,650

14.  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                17,591

15.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       14,256

16.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          14,178

17.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        12,722

18.  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France                                          12,325

19.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           11,160

20.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                       10,615

 

Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $44,585

2.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             31,041

3.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     25,205

4.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    22,556

5.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         22,350

6.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      21,328

7.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., Miss.                            21,308

8.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              21,076

9.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     20,077

10.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                       17,769

11.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            16,099

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

13.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  14,562

14.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           12,749

15.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                    12,341

16.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    11,901

17.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                         11,476

18.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           11,437

19.  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.                                   11,316

20.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                             11,128

 

Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         $32,158

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             30,128

3.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             29,407

4.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                            24,805

5.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    21,948

6.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         21,939

7.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             21,843

8.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 18,653

9.    Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                        18,272

10.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              17,241

11.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  17,206

12.  Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  17,154

13.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    16,971

14.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                15,169

15.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         14,754

16.  Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                         14,460

17.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   13,581

18.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  12,755

19.  Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.                                         12,683

20.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                               12,448

 

Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $35,265

2.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  30,128

3.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              29,407

4.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            23,822

5.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             23,347

6.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               22,981

7.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       18,920

8.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              18,809

9.    Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                   17,906

10.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         17,644

11.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   16,971

12.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    15,513

13.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      14,413

14.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                13,996

15.  Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                13,494

16.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    13,430

17.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 13,083

18.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                12,933

19.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb., Neb.                                      12,683

20.  Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            12,274

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $45,254

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   37,561

3.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             32,414

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            30,584

5.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    22,154

6.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 21,025

7.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             20,483

8.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville,                                        19,186

9.    Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     16,554

10.  Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                          15,477

11.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 15,173

12.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               14,775

13.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             14,354

14.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        13,051

15.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                       12,930

16.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       12,350

17.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  12,020

18.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               11,309

19.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                             11,101

20.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              10,985

 

Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $40,966

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            36,227

3.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        35,820

4.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,176

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

6.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                    22,079

7.    Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            21,141

8.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         20,292

9.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              20,115

10.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        19,125

11.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       17,608

12.  Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         17,342

13.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   15,780

14.  Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       15,111

15.  Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                         14,958

16.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      14,892

17.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    14,610

18.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        14,554

19.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          14,532

20.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       13,660

 

Steer Roping

1.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      $22,789

2.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            20,770

3.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           20,474

4.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       16,968

5.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       16,435

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

7.    Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      10,955

8.    Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        10,951

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

10.  Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                             9,799

11.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                                9,465

12.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                    9,326

13.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                             9,156

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

15.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                          8,796

16.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                             8,523

17.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                     7,827

18.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                       7,333

19.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                          6,070

20.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                             5,436

 

Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                            $51,718

2.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                41,863

3.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                              40,596

4.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                35,578

5.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             34,670

6.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      34,648

7.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                30,607

8.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           30,422

9.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            29,297

10.  J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               28,826

11.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              25,386

12.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                   25,090

13.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 24,863

14.  Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                       22,716

15.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        21,271

16.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                          21,126

17.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                21,091

18.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 18,340

19.  Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.                                18,149

20.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 17,382

 

*2013 Barrel Racing (through April 29, 2013)
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. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas                          $44,309

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                      35,956

3. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                  33,388

4. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                31,498

5. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                  29,622

6. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                           29,166

7. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                 27,513

8. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                  27,124

9. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                 25,588

10. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                   24,762

11. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                   22,908

12. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                            20,725

13. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                   19,528

14. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                              19,466

15. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.           16,635

16. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                            16,012

17. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                        14,914

18. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas                            14,780

19. Cindy Smith, Hobbs, N.M.                                    14,641

20. Kimberly Couch, Rattan, Okla.                             13,963

 

8. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through April 29, 2013

 

Bareback Riding

1.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                            $33,131

2.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                    23,133

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                20,815

4.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                          14,137

5.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      11,600

6.    Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                            9,006

7.    Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                                 9,002

8.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                          8,438

9.    Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

10.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

11.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                                6,461

12.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

13.  Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.                                            6,050

14.  Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                    5,982

15.  Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.                                          5,102

16.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                                5,093

17.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                             5,072

18.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                          4,084

19.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            3,850

20.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 3,641

 

Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                             $18,124

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

3.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                              14,819

4.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                          12,503

5.    Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                            10,601

6.    Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                        10,562

7.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                        9,051

8.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                          7,880

9.    Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                       7,864

10.  Justin Blaine Davis, Argyle, Texas                                     7,817

11.  Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.                                    7,038

12.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            6,580

13.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                              6,566

14.  Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                         6,493

15.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                     6,147

16.  Chance Gartner, Pasco, Wash.                                           5,577

17.  Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                               5,404

18.  Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                       5,232

19.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                       5,045

20.  Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas                                             4,835

 

Team Roping-Header

1.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                            $22,096

2.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                            19,830

3.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                             15,857

4.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

5.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                     13,443

6.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                            9,860

7.    Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                           9,774

8.    Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas                                 8,881

9.    Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.                                      8,791

10.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                            7,934

11.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                   7,778

12.  Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                                7,011

13.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                     6,080

14.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                              6,025

15.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                    5,764

16.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                       5,395

17.  Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                          5,293

18.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                      4,464

19.  Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                    4,421

20.  Speed Williams, Jacksonville, Fla.                                      4,322

 

Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                             $22,096

2.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                        15,857

3.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                   14,246

4.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                              13,443

5.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                  13,048

6.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                               9,860

7.    Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                      9,774

8.    Justin Copp, Krum, Texas                                                  8,881

9.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                   8,730

10.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                         8,415

11.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                           7,934

12.  Derrick Peterson, Stillwell, Kan.                                        7,778

13.  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                             6,025

14.  Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.                                               5,883

15.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                    5,834

16.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                               5,764

17.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                      5,395

18.  Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                        5,293

19.  Cole Davison, Madisonville, Texas                                    5,193

20.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       4,464

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                  $17,112

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             16,209

3.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                  15,704

4.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                            14,961

5.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                              13,267

6.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                     11,708

7.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              11,082

8.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                                9,655

9.    Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

10.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,471

11.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                                7,123

12.  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                                6,817

13.  Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga. NSW, Australia               6,756

14.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                        5,565

15.  Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                             5,145

16.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                           5,003

17.  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.                                          4,674

18.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                    4,253

19.  Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.                                                 3,684

20.  Bryce Miller, Nelson, Neb.                                                 3,421

 

Tie Down Roping

1.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                   $20,048

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             16,736

3.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  16,254

4.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

5.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                          11,800

6.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          10,136

7.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

8.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                           9,671

9.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228

10.  Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                            8,937

11.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                           8,302

12.  Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.                                          7,654

13.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                            7,338

14.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                             6,032

15.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                          5,883

16.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                          5,625

17.  Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                   5,396

18.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                               5,306

19.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                           5,005

20.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                         4,803

 

Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                             $19,703

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       13,128

4.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                  11,238

5.    Kaycee Rose, Madera, Calif.                                              9,589

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                  9,086

7.    Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

8.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                   8,385

9.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

10.  Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                   5,551

11.  Shawn Hogg, Gardendale, Texas                                       5,094

12.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               4,819

13.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              4,814

14.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                4,667

15.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   4,458

Nevada Newman, Melstone, Mont.                                   4,458

17.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                            4,401

18.  Jordan Spears, Redding Calif.                                            4,389

19.  Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan.                                           3,930

20.  Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.                                       3,879

 

9. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through April 29, 2013

1.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                             $36,842

2.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                               28,071

3.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                 20,613

4.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                        19,602

5.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                18,629

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               15,662

7.    Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                          14,526

8.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              13,970

9.    Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         13,951

10.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                           12,948

11.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.                                     12,079

12.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                  11,944

13.  Cheyne Olney, Kennewick, Wash.                                   11,459

14.  Blaine Skaggs, Hubbard, Ore.                                            8,353

15.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                   7,425

16.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   7,351

17.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                               7,318

18.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              7,137

19.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               7,117

20.  Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                         7,077

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