1. Soon-to-be father earns big check in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – There’s nothing like an expanding family to inspire a guy to dig a little deeper.

Bareback rider Mac Erickson can tell you a little bit about that after coming out of nowhere on Feb. 2 to win the bareback riding on the final night of the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

The second man out in the Saturday night lineup, the Sundance, Wyo., cowboy was mounted on a bucking horse named Black Hills (probably a good omen) and vaulted to the top of the leader board with an 86-point ride, an effort that proved one point better than four-time World Champion Bobby Mote and Steven Dent, who tied for second.

“I didn’t know much about the horse, but she turned out to be everything you want in a bucking horse,” Erickson, 27, told the Rapid City Journal. “I know my wife is here and we have a baby boy going to join us in April, so this is big. Winning here really helps a bunch and will help me to get down the road.”

The other roughstock events also saw changes to the top of the leader board on the final night of this $199,294 rodeo, with Tyler Corrington tying home-state favorite Jeremy Meeks for the saddle bronc riding title and veteran bull rider Beau Hill completing a 91-point ride on Burch Rodeo Company’s Zombie Zoo to dislodge Nevada Newman from the top spot.

“I had that horse (C5 Rodeo’s Biff) in Cheyenne (Wyo.) last year,” Corrington said, “and he got 23 on both sides, so I knew I had my hands full. I knew I had to be aggressive and it felt like I got a little loose a couple times, but I kept going after him and it worked out. That was fun.”

The judges rewarded him with a score of 86 points, which equaled Meeks’ effort earlier in the week on Sutton Rodeo’s Time Rental. It was Meeks’ first rodeo appearance of the year, having spent the last few months home in Belle Fourche, S.D., tending cattle and spending time with family.

Hill completed the roughstock sweep by handling Zombie Zoo, the bull who bucked off World Champion Cody Teel in Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last December in four seconds and had a 92 percent buck-off rate last season.

“That bull has been one of the rankest bulls around here for the last few years,” Hill said. “He bucked me off a couple of years ago in Red Lodge (Mont.), so it felt good to get him back tonight. I won fourth in Denver last week and am heading to Disneyland with the kids in about six days, so it’s good.”

According to ProBullStats.com, it was the 13th score of 90 points or more in Hill’s career and he managed it despite a sprained left (riding) wrist that he injured the week before in Denver.

The other Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo champions were steer wrestlers Linn Churchill, Clay Cowan, J.B. Lord and Jim Roedeske (3.7 seconds each), team ropers Dustin Bird and Paul Eaves (3.8 seconds), tie-down ropers Cade Swor and Jake Hannum (8.5 seconds each); and barrel racer Britany Fleck (12.40 seconds).

A special mention should be made of that four-way tie in the bulldogging, where the average age of the winners was 38 – aided largely by the presence of 44-year-old former NFR qualifier Churchill and Badlands Circuit legend Lord, who earned his share of the title on Feb. 1, two days shy of his 53rd birthday.

“I just don’t believe that you have to be done when you are 40 or 50,” Lord told the Rapid City Journal. “Age is more a mental thing. If you think you can do it, you can, and for me it’s still a blast.”

2. Pelican State doubles prove elusive

Louisiana cowboys Winn First Ratliff and Heith DeMoss don’t get that many chances to compete near home during a ProRodeo season, so they appreciate the chance to show off a little bit in front of friends and family, as they did over the weekend.

Ratliff, a 23-year-old bareback rider from Leesville who made his Wrangler NFR debut in December, lived up to his name by winning first the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo in Lake Charles, La., with an 86-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Satin Sheets. He also finished in a three-way tie for second at the Stampede at the Ike in West Monroe, La.

DeMoss, of Heflin, La., reversed that scenario, winning in West Monroe with an 84-pointer on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Fire Lake and then tying for second place with his brother, Cody, in Lake Charles, losing out to 19-year-old rookie Ty Kirkland of Lufkin, Texas, who had an 87-point ride on Korkow Rodeos’ Matrix. It was Kirkland’s first title as a card holder; he had five wins last year on his permit while earning $9,439.

Ratliff and DeMoss weren’t the only contestants to just miss out on a Pelican State double. Steer wrestler Drew Slade of Brooklyn, Miss., won in Lake Charles with a 3.5-second run and was second to Chase Hammons in West Monroe, while bull rider Brant Atwood of Granbury, Texas, had an 89-point ride on Frontier Rodeo Company’s Mask of Zorro to tie Eli Vastbinder for the win in Lake Charles and tied for second in West Monroe, four behind Friday Wright II’s 87-pointer on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Space Chimp. Wright had his top mark despite the effects of a sprained left thumb.

• Finally back to something like full health after a broken right (riding) hand and a hip injury decimated his 2012 season, bull rider Clayton Foltyn seems ready to make another run at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Foltyn’s win at the Feb. 1-3 Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, with an 89-point ride on Brookman-Hyland Rodeo’s Damn It’s Good, was his first in a PRCA rodeo in 18 months – since July 30, 2011 in Helena, Mont. The $3,363 check he earned was his biggest since the 2011 WNFR. The other champions at the $53,721 rodeo were bareback riders Wes Stevenson and R.C. Landingham (84 points each), steer wrestler Austin Courmier (4.6 seconds), team ropers Chase Wiley and Ace Pearce (5.0 seconds), saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawley (84 points), tie-down roper Cody Lawrence (8.8 seconds) and barrel racer Carlee Pierce (17.37 seconds). Courmier, of Oakwood, Texas, is the 19-year-old son of four-time NFR steer wrestling qualifier Dan Courmier.

• For the first time this season, the Feb. 4 PRCA world standings have an entry in the all-around category, and you may have heard of the guy: Trevor Brazile, of Decatur, Texas. When Brazile and heeler Patrick Smith tied for fourth place in the team roping at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., over the weekend, it allowed Brazile to clear the $3,000 threshold in his second event; he was already over that mark in steer roping. Brazile has $12,899 and is chasing a record-extending 11th all-around gold buckle as world champion and a record-tying 18th world title overall.

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

3. Benton to miss a month with facial fractures

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Trey Benton III, the 2012 PRCA Resistol Bull Riding Rookie of the Year, is expected to miss at least a month of the season after suffering fractured bones on the right side of his face in a head-to-head collision with a bull at the Jan. 22 Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event in Fort Worth, Texas.

As if the broken bones were not enough, Benton developed an abscess under his right eye in the days after the incident and had to be rushed to a Houston-area hospital to have it lanced and drained. He is on a strong course of antibiotics.

The fractures, to the bones below the right eye and in the nasal cavity, occurred when Benton was jerked down on the 4L & Diamond S bull Open Season and went face-first into the back of the bull’s head.

“His helmet had a pretty good dent in it,” said Benton’s dad, Tom. “Trey thinks it might be OK to use again, but he’ll probably go get a new one.”

Benton had drawn the same bull in the eighth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and was bucked off after what he thought was a foul coming out of the chute; the judges did not agree.

Scott Pickens, who handles the bulls for 4L & Diamond S, says Open Season has been having trouble exiting the chute cleanly. At (the X Bulls in) Fort Worth he caught a hip coming out, and got Benton out of position early.

“He’s not really giving the riders a fair chance as it is,” Pickens said. “I took him out of the second (day) rotation and I’ll work with him when we get back home. If we can’t solve the problem, we’ll take him out of the rotation permanently.”

Benton hopes to be back in action in time for the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo in Bay City, Texas, Feb. 28 through March 2.

Pickup man Danny Cannon is out indefinitely with a ruptured left biceps, suffered Jan. 24 during the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo.

4.Top timed-event hand Worrell dies at 76

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Carl “Sonny” Worrell, one of the top timed-event hands of his generation, died Jan. 28 at his home in Stonewall, Okla. He was 76.

Worrell was the PRCA steer roping champion in 1978 and qualified for 14 National Finals during his career – five times making it to the National Finals Rodeo as a tie-down roper and nine times to the National Finals Steer Roping.

He made it to both Finals in the same year in 1960, 1961 and 1963.

In the years after his retirement, he was honored with inductions into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Hall of Fame, Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Dodge City and Ak-Sar-Ben Hall of Fame in Omaha.

His rodeo career began at the age of 11 when he finished third in the tie-down roping at a rodeo in Erie, Kan., riding a horse he raised.

When he was 15, Worrell won the tie-down roping in Mound City, Kan. He began his professional career while attending Oklahoma State University in 1955.

It was there that he met the daughter of legendary steer roper Everett Shaw, Mary Sue Shaw of Stonewall, Okla., and in 1957 the couple was married in Stillwater.

Worrell competed in tie-down roping and steer wrestling, and later in steer roping, and was the first Kansan to qualify for the National Finals, in 1960.

In 1970, a leg injury at the Houston Astrodome ended his competition in tie-down roping and steer wrestling, but he continued in steer roping for another decade.

Worrell won money 23 times in 28 appearances at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; their three children, Neil, Beverly and Kelly; and two grandchildren who are rodeo contestants, Cacee Sue Taulman and Colby Worrell. Services were held Jan. 31 at Stonewall First Baptist Church.

• Team roper M.J. Carmichael, who competed in the National Finals Rodeo five consecutive years (1962-66) – making it as both a header and heeler – died Jan. 19 in Yuma, Ariz., from complications with COPD and pneumonia. He was 68. Carmichael, who learned to rope from his dad, Mike, when he was growing up in southern California, made his first NFR appearance in 1962 with Frank Ferreira Sr. and would return in succeeding years with John Bill Rodriguez, Ronnie Gobel and Ernest Forsberg; he was the header the first four trips and heeled for Forsberg.

5. News and notes from the rodeo trail

A group developing a sustainability plan for the 107-year-old National Western Stock Show Rodeo complex in Denver is looking to turn the facility into a year-round institution that would be a “combination of school, museum or institute,” according to a report in the Denver Post. The name would change to the National Western Center in this concerted effort by 30 civic and business leaders to save the facility that requires about $110 million in deferred maintenance. The center would host significant equestrian events, trade shows and rodeo events during the year, in addition to the National Western. “We think this is a unique opportunity to capitalize on a major Denver asset,” saidRon Williams, co-chairman of the Western Stock Show Association … ProRodeoLive will provide coverage of the final rounds of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Feb. 19-23, including semifinal rounds, the championship round, and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour event on the final day of the rodeo. Announcer Steve Kenyon will begin the live webcast (www.prorodeolive.com) at 6:45 p.m. (CT) Feb. 19-21 and at 7:15 on Feb. 22. There will be two broadcasts on Feb. 23, with the X Bulls airing at 12:45 p.m. and the final round of the rodeo at 7:15 … The field for the March 1-3 Timed Event Championship of the World in Guthrie, Okla., will include reigning World Champions Trevor BrazileChad Masters and Jade Corkill in a 20-man field. Each man will be competing in all five time-event categories to determine the best all-around hand. ProRodeoLive will also air a webcast from Guthrie … PRCA timer Amy Sutton and her husband Steven Muller of Agar, S.D., had a baby boy, Shaden James, on Jan. 17. He was 9.1 pounds and 21.4 inches long … George Flett, one of the most prolific Indian artists in the Pacific Northwest and the father of former PRCA cowboy George Flett Jr., died Jan. 30 in Wellpinit, Wash. He was 66 … There will be a record 20 PRCA Championship Rodeo Camps offered this year across the United States, offering free instruction to aspiring bareback, saddle bronc and bull riders. Next one up is in Perry, Ga., on Feb. 23 and then there will be three more next month – March 9 in Lewiston, Idaho; March 16 in Cortez, Colo., and March 22 in Lexington, Neb. Instruction focuses on safety, chute procedure, equipment set-up, fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, PRCA business and goal setting. Go to the PRCA website for further information and online registration (www.prorodeo.com/youthrodeo) … The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo in Waco, home of the All American ProRodeo Finals, won 27 awards for its work to advertise and market the event held each October. The Texas Association of Fairs & Events (TAFE) and the Texas Festival and Events Association (TFEA) also awarded the Waco group with the Lone Star Award for outstanding work in marketing, programming and communications … The Days of ’76 Rodeo Arena in Deadwood, S.D., took on a much different look on Jan. 30 when crews worked all day to turn it into a snowmobile race course for the Feb. 1-2 Deadwood Snocross Shoot Out. Several of the competitors came directly from the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., to take part, following in the snowshoe-sized footprints of such rodeo greats asCasey Tibbs and Billy Etbauer.


“We get to travel and do things that a lot of people have to wait until they’re retired to do. We get to live it every day, day in and day out. It’s that free spirit that the cowboy and the United States was formed on.”

– Wrangler NFR bull rider Ardie Maier explaining to his home-state Rapid City (S.D.) Journal what he loves about his chosen profession.

6. Next Up

Jan. 28     Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo ongoing

Feb. 7      Bell County PRCA Rodeo, Belton, Texas, begins

Feb. 7      Dixie National Rodeo, Jackson, Miss., begins

Feb. 7      San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo begins (Gold Tour)

Feb. 8      PRCA Championship Rodeo, Bismarck, N.D., begins

Feb. 8      Coors ProRodeo, Gillette, Wyo., begins

Feb. 8      Rotary Classic Rodeo, Starkville, Miss., begins

Feb. 8      Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo begins


Through Feb. 4, 2013 


1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $12,899

Bareback Riding

1.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                              $15,901

2.    R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                   9,816

3.    Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                              9,603

4.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                 8,513

5.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                       6,911

6.    Mac Erickson, Sundance, Wyo.                                        6,173

7.    Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                          5,975

8.    George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                             5,652

9.    Jake Halverson, Decatur, Texas                                         5,240

10.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                          5,122

11.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                            4,941

12.  Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.                                      4,417

13.  Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas                                            4,273

14.  Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                       4,067

15.  Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                                3,862

16.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                3,690

17.  Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho                                          3,611

18.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                               3,599

19.  Jet Price, Buffalo, S.D.                                                      3,546

20.  Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas                                                 3,444 

Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $17,068

2.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     14,863

3.    Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.                                               6,975

4.    Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                          6,262

5.    Jim Roedeske, Carwright, N.D.                                        5,422

6.    Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                    5,000

7.    Shayde Etherton, Borden, Ind.                                         4,844

8.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                                4,642

9.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                             4,386

10.  Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                           4,213

11.  Tee Burress, Piedmont, S.D.                                             4,210

12.  Derek Stewart, Hearne, Texas                                           4,163

13.  Juan Alcazar Jr., Kissimmee, Fla.                                      4,038

14.  Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                          3,915

15.  Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.                                                3,729

16.  J.B. Lord, Sturgis, S.D.                                                     3,686

Linn Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                                        3,686

Clay Cowan, Highmore, S.D.                                            3,686

19.  Weston Taylor, Perryton, Texas                                        3,661

20.  Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                       3,502

Team Roping (header)

1.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                       $13,607

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             11,280

3.    Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  11,157

4.    Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                                9,892

5.    Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                           6,991

6.    Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.                                               6,594

7.    B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.                                              6,589

8.    Blaine Linaweaver, Irvine, Calif.                                      6,245

9.    Tate Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                        6,120

10.  Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                              5,881

11.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                                 5,633

12.  Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas                              5,499

13.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                      5,350

14.  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                      4,750

15.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                          4,598

16.  Brad Hamilton, Pollok, Texas                                           4,362

17.  Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.                                           4,357

18.  Zayne Dishion, Bishop, Calif.                                           4,183

19.  Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                              4,124

20.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                     3,913

Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                             $13,607

2.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              11,460

3.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  11,280

4.    Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                      9,464

5.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                              8,760

6.    Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                           8,550

7.    Shane Hester, Lakeland, Fla.                                             6,594

8.    Ryan Zurcher, Torrington, Wyo.                                       6,458

9.    Jake Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.                          6,245

10.  Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas                                          5,499

11.  Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas                                          5,481

12.  JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                         5,389

13.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                     5,350

14.  Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                               4,750

15.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.                                                  4,357

16.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                     4,233

17.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                  3,913

18.  John Chaves, Los Alamos, Calif.                                      3,876

19.  Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas                                        3,866

20.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                      3,762

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $16,052

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   11,542

3.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             10,613

4.    Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                         9,738

5.    Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                                6,305

6.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                      5,700

7.    Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                       5,564

8.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                               4,699

9.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                               4,694

10.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                          4,633

11.  Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba                                           4,345

12.  Jeremy Meeks, Belle Fourche, S.D.                                   4,053

13.  Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                            3,894

14.  Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand                                 3,871

15.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                   3,861

16.  Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.                                            3,485

17.  Mert Bradshaw, Eagle Point, Ore.                                    3,436

18.  Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas                                       2,881

19.  Mike Johnson, Adair, Okla.                                               2,801

20.  Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta                                     2,724

Tie-down Roping

1.    Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                        $11,299

2.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                10,551

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

4.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                          9,556

5.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                         9,084

6.    Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D.                                           7,215

7.    Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                  6,600

8.    Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            6,093

9.    Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                     5,935

10.  Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                         5,616

11.  Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                            5,534

12.  Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                                5,334

13.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                          5,006

14.  Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.                                                  4,981

15.  Jason Schaffer, Broadus, Mont.                                        4,573

16.  Barrett Threadgill, Hallettsville, Texas                              4,564

17.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                         4,207

18.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                                4,193

19.  Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.                                                3,897

20.  Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                             3,668

Steer Roping

1.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                          $11,207

2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                          7,247

3.    Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                                5,941

4.    Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                     5,084

5.    Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                    4,935

6.    J. Paul Williams, Burbank, Okla.                                       4,705

7.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                         4,276

8.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                          4,232

9.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                             3,570

10.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                             3,361

11.  Coy Thompson, Whitewood, S.D.                                    3,017

12.  Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas                                     2,525

13.  Shorty Garten, Pawhuska, Okla.                                       2,420

14.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                             2,262

15.  Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        2,169

16.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                        2,151

17.  Neal Wood, Needville, Texas                                            2,106

18.  Mike Outhier, Utopia, Texas                                             2,037

19.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                          2,005

20.  Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas                                        1,837

Bull Riding

1.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                              $18,264

2.    Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 15,996

3.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                13,974

4.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             12,153

5.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                              11,491

6.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      10,386

7.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            10,124

8.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                  9,796

9.    Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                            9,772

10.  Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                        9,229

11.  Beau Hill, West Glacier, Mont.                                         9,128

12.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                             8,989

13.  Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                         8,833

14.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                  8,413

15.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                           7,942

16.  Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                       7,813

17.  J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                 6,375

18.  Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                          6,166

19.  Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.                                  6,078

20.  Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                          5,726

*2013 Barrel Racing (through Feb. 4, 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                                       $20,006

2. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                             16,828

3. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                                        14,879

4. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                                    8,235

5. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                                                  7,156

6. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                                     6,756

7. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas                                             6,672

8. Kelley Carrington-French, Boston, Ga.                                  6,619

9. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                              6,533

10. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                                           6,436

11. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                                       5,845

12. Rainy Graham, Gardendale, Texas                                       5,753

13. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                             5,727

14. Britany Fleck, Solen, N.D.                                                   4,890

15. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.                          4,661

8. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through Feb. 4, 2013

1.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                               $16,944

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

3.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                               11,252

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

5.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas    &nb