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1. Richard, Dent have biggest “Christmas” presence
2. Ohl overcomes injury for big win in St. Paul
3. Dent continues stellar run at Greeley
4. Herren glad to be part of Prescott’s history
5. Charmayne James’ legendary “Scamper” passes at 35
6. Next Up
7. News and notes from the rodeo trail
8. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
9. 2012 PRCA World Standings
10. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
11. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
1. Richard, Dent have biggest “Christmas” presence
As a symbol for Cowboy Christmas 2012, Rhen Richard will do just fine.
The Fourth of July week was all about parity and Richard, a former all-state high school quarterback from Roosevelt, Utah, was the highest-paid timed-event cowboy because he was equally successful in his two events, team roping and tie-down roping.
That would be equal in the sense of $10,380 in the tie-down roping and $10,389 heeling for Jake Cooper for a total of $20,769 – just $663 ahead of tie-down roper Cory Solomon. Bareback rider Steven Dent was the top overall PRCA money-earner with $22,194, including wins at Greeley, Colo., and St. Paul, Ore.
“I had a horrible winter season,” Richard said, “so this just kind of gets me to the point where maybe we can start talking about making a run at the (Wrangler) National Finals. I’m roping with a lot of confidence right now, and since Jake and I partnered at Reno, we’ve won more than $14,000.
“We know we’ve got to do a lot more winning over the next month to have a chance, but this was a good step. The weird thing about this week was that I didn’t feel like I roped as well as I could have in the team roping. Jake did a great job of turning steers, and I felt like if I’d been better, we might have won $20,000.”
This was a much different sort of Cowboy Christmas for Richard – and a lot of other cowboys – than a year ago when the narrative was driven by Trevor Brazile’s record earnings of $39,993 and seven men surpassed the $20,000 mark. This time the money got spread around a little more equally.
There were 74 contestants with earnings of more than $10,000 this time, a 20 percent increase over 2011 when 59 made it to five figures. And all this parity had the effect of diminishing wholesale changes in the world standings.
There are only two newcomers to the top of leader board today, and both of them are future ProRodeo Hall of Famers who were well-positioned before the Fourth of July run and were steady through the course of it.
Three-time world champion Will Lowe earned checks at seven rodeos and his $10,424 total was enough to bump him ahead of “Wolf Pack” traveling partner Wes Stevenson for the bareback riding lead.
The other change came in the team roping header category, where Brazile, although having a quiet (for him) Cowboy Christmas, earned $13,403 roping with Patrick Smith. That moved Brazile past Kaleb Driggers into first place with season earnings of $58,205.
Brazile now leads the all-around, steer roping and team roping world standings, putting him in position for his third Triple Crown in six years – and also to break Guy Allen’s all-time record of 18 world championships.
• There were three newly-minted Cowboy Millionaires to emerge from the Cowboy Christmas run. Steer wrestlers Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb. ($1,010,095) and Jason Miller of Lance Creek, Wyo. ($1,008,629) and team roping heeler Brad Culpepper of Poulan, Ga. ($1,006,925) bring the total number of PRCA cowboys who have surpassed $1 million in career earnings to 105.
1. Steven Dent  , Mullen, Neb.                  $22,194
2. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                     20,769
3. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas      20,106
4. Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta       18,559
5. Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.        18,514
    Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.               18,514
7. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas            17,516
8. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.            17,018
    Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.     17,018
10. Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta               16,670
BAREBACK RIDING: 1. Steven Dent, $22,194; 2. Dusty LaValley, $18,559; 3. Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., $16,410; 4. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., $16,144.
STEER WRESTLING: 1. Tanner Milan, $16,670; 2. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., $14,529; 3. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif., $14,240; 4. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., $14,013.
TEAM ROPING HEADERS: 1. Chad Masters, $18,514; 2. Manny Egusquiza Jr., $17,018; 3. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont., $16,599; 4. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., $13,974.
TEAM ROPING HEELERS: 1. Clay O’Brien Cooper, $18,514; 2. Brad Culpepper, $17,018; 3. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas, $16,559; 4. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., $13,974.
SADDLE BRONC RIDING: 1. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, $15,263; 2. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, $14,388; 3. Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D., $13,618; 4. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., $13,604.
TIE-DOWN ROPING: 1. Cory Solomon, $20,106; 2. Clif Cooper, $17,516; 3. Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas, $15,755; 4. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, $15,672.
BULL RIDING: 1. Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D., $14,570; 2. Scott Schiffner, Strathmore, Alberta, $13,209; 3. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., $11,531; 4. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, $11,340.
STEER ROPING: 1. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla., $4,594; 2. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas, $1,797; 3. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas, $1,588.
BARREL RACING: 1. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, $27,789; 2. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, $25,790; 3. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, $19,628; 4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, $15,314.
2. Ohl overcomes injury for big win in St. Paul
        ST. PAUL, Ore. – Cody Ohl’s legendary skills, competitiveness and toughness were on full display at the July 3-6 St. Paul Rodeo when he won the tie-down roping title despite dealing with the lingering effects of a groin muscle strain.
        Ohl earned checks in both rounds and his combined time of 18.3 seconds was seven-tenths quicker than runner-up Russell Cardoza in this Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour event presented by Justin Boots.
        The 38-year-old Texan injured his groin June 29 in the first round of the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede and was in such pain he could barely make it back to his motorhome to ice the injury. He stubbornly came back to compete in round two – he’d drawn what he considered the best calf in the pen – but once he’d made the catch he was in too much pain to climb out of the saddle and make the tie.
        He told reporters then that he would turn out of the Williams Lake (British, Columbia) Stampede and seek out an acupuncturist.
“My deal is I just need to get well, or at least get by, for rodeos next week,” Ohl said.
Somewhere along the road that day, Ohl amended his plan. He went on to Williams Lake where he had a time of 7.8 seconds which was good for third place and $3,850 and then to the Home of Champions Rodeo in Red Lodge, Mont., where he tied for third and won another $2,112.
“I thought I was done when I got hurt in Ponoka,” Ohl said. “I kept trying because this is crunch time and you don’t want to miss these big rodeos. I took some pain pills, put on compression shorts to give me more support, and it seemed like I got a little bit better every day.
“It was hard getting away from the swells of the saddle. I was OK running down the rope, but when I finished the run and threw up my hands, I would cramp up for 10-15 minutes. But we were getting by.”
        The trip to the St. Paul Rodeo Arena was the perfect capper to this long and arduous week, getting the win and total earnings of $7,784. It brought his Cowboy Christmas total to $13,746, which should, at some point, help him pay for medical treatment.
        The other champions at St. Paul were bareback riders Steven Dent (88 points), steer wrestler Kacey Kenny (9.0 seconds on two head), team ropers Dustin Bird and Paul Eaves (10.4 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Troy Crowser (87 points), bull rider Corey Maier (88 points) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi (17.23 seconds).
        Bobby Mote won the all-around award on the strength of finishing in a tie for second in the bareback riding ($6,231); he competed in the team roping with 1984 World Champion Mike Beers. Mote also won the all-around at the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, finishing second in the team roping with Beers and tying for third in the bareback riding, earning another $6,105 there.
        Pursuit TV (DISH Network 240, DirecTV 608) coverage of the St. Paul Rodeo will debut at 9 p.m. (ET) on July 28 and will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. (ET) on Aug. 25.
3. Dent continues stellar run at Greeley
GREELEY, Colo. – Steven Dent began his Cowboy Christmas with a thud.
He finished it by making the loudest noise of anyone at the roughstock end of the arena during this lucrative week.
Dent won the West of the Pecos Rodeo last weekend and entered Independence Day leading in St. Paul, Ore., and Cody, Wyo. Yet, he may have put together his best bareback ride of the run during the short round of the Greeley Stampede.
Dent spurred Beutler & Son’s Black Kat for 87 points to win the finals round and the buckle given to the average winner.
“I told (traveling partner Jason Havens) a couple days ago I’d like to have Black Kat,” the four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier said. “I had him twice last year and got along with him both times. He was buckier today, but he was good.”
That Dent drew the bucking horse he wanted has become a bit of a trend.
“I’ve drawn the horse I wanted at probably five of the rodeos this week,” Dent said. “If you can do that, it makes it a lot easier.”
The dream week all started with a miscue in Prescott, but Dent said he put the rough start behind him.
“Prescott was a low spot, but I just kind of refocused that night,” he said. “It’s been really good. Today (July 4) I thought I probably made the best ride I’ve made all week, just because that horse was more difficult.”
Other winners in Greeley included: steer wrestler Teddy Johnson (8.0 seconds on two head); team ropers Jake Cooper and Rhen Richard (9.8 seconds on two head); saddle bronc rider Jesse Bail (169 points on two head); tie-down roper Bradley Bynum (27.2 seconds on three head); bull rider Buck Moon (83 points on one head); and barrel racer Christy Loflin (34.38 seconds).
4. Herren glad to be part of Prescott’s history
In 1888, a group of local merchants and businessmen organized a “Cowboy Tournament” in Prescott, Arizona, and 125 years later The World’s Oldest Rodeo is still delivering the authentic Old West experience.
“This is where it all started,” said Prescott Frontier Days General Manager and 1981 World Champion Bareback Rider, J.C. Trujillo of that first edition held on July 4, 1888. “It was the first to put together a set of rules, charge an entry fee, and have a paid attendance. That was the seed of modern-day rodeo. You really can feel the history in that arena.
“We had record crowds and entries this year. We get a lot of tourists from foreign countries who attend the rodeo, so we get to show them a part of our heritage. It’s all about being traditional here in Prescott.”
In that theme, one of rodeo’s most traditional events returned to The World’s Oldest Rodeo in 2012 after a nearly-30-year absence, and steer roper Chet Herren made the most of the opportunity.
The six-time National Finals Steer Roping qualifier placed in the first two rounds on his way to tying three steers down in 39.1 seconds to take a Prescott Frontier Days buckle and $4,594 home to Pawhuska, Okla.
It was Herren’s first trip to Prescott, but likely not his last.
“I’ve always heard about the rodeo there, and I can remember seeing guys wearing those Prescott buckles when I was young,” Herren said. “I thought it was a neat place. There’s so much history there. There was a guy in the stands looking through the program, and he said Tom Mix (the king of silent movie cowboy stars in the 1920’s) won the bull riding there (in 1913). I didn’t even know Tom Mix ever rode a bull. It just feels like a cowboy-run rodeo. You can tell they’re proud of their rodeo, and they want to keep it ‘cowboy.’
“It’s sure an honor to win one of those buckles. Steer ropers don’t get as many chances to win some of those really special buckles from those great old rodeos, and a steer roper hasn’t won one there for a long time either. I told them if they keep having steer roping I’ll sure try to be there.”
Herren, who travels with two-time world champion Rocky Patterson and world record holder Cody Scheck, said the win improves his outlook on making a seventh NFSR appearance.
“Steer ropers don’t have all the rodeos over the Fourth of July like the other events do, but we’ve got the summer run of rodeos coming up and it feels good to get a jump on that and have some money won as the busy season gets going.”
The other champions at Prescott were bareback rider Brian Bain (91 points), steer wrestler Baylor Roche (10.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz (13.3 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Jacobs Crawley and Cody Wright (87 points each), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (21.1 seconds on two head), bull rider Cody Whitney (93 points) and barrel racer Nancy Hunter (34.39 seconds on two runs). Clay Parsons, of Marana, Ariz., won the all-around title with $2,880 earned in team roping and tie-down roping.
• For full results of the weekend’s 32 PRCA rodeos visit www.prorodeo.com.
5. Charmayne James’ legendary “Scamper” passes at 35
Gills Bay Boy, aka “Scamper,” the legendary barrel racing horse who took Charmayne James to 10 world championships from the early 1980s until his retirement in 1993, died on the morning of July 4 at James’ ranch in Boerne, Texas. He was 35.
Scamper, the gelded son of Gills Sonny Boy out of the mare Drapers Jay, had been in good health to the end, immaculately cared for by James.
“What a gift he was,” says James. “It’s sad that he is gone but what a life he had. It’s something to be celebrated.”
Scamper is easily defined by his performance record, which was virtually perfect. Apart from the 10 world championships in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, he teamed with James to earn National Finals Rodeo average titles in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1993.
The duo won countless circuit and major rodeo championships on their way to earnings of well over $1 million. Scamper was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1996.
Together Scamper and James defined an era of barrel racing and their famous round-winning bridleless ride in the seventh round of the 1985 National Finals Rodeo perhaps best epitomizes the relationship between horse and rider; a one-in-a-million partnership that was loyal and true to the end.
Defying all odds, the unassuming bay raced his way into the hearts of millions, taking a shy ranch girl from Clayton, N.M., with him. From feedlot pony to equine legend, Scamper’s conformation, attitude and mental and physical toughness endeared him to the public. His smooth-as-glass style coupled with great speed made him a formidable horse for the competition to face.
 “It’s just like practicing at home. You’ve got your brothers there to help you. If we had it our way we’d be tied for first four ways.”
              – Saddle bronc rider Alex Wright in the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard after he tied for first place with his brother (and two-time World Champion) Cody Wright at the Eugene Pro Rodeo. Two other brothers, Jesse and Jake, finished out of the money there.
6. Next Up
July 10    Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Casper, begins
July 10    Rooftop Rodeo, Estes Park, Colo., begins
July 11    Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Colorado Springs, Colo., begins
July 11    Sheridan WYO Rodeo begins
July 12    Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison, Colo., begins
July 12    Ute Stampede, Nephi, Utah, begins
July 12    Taber (Alberta) ProRodeo begins
July 12    Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, Vernal, Utah, begins
July 12    Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede begins
July 13    Cushing (Okla.) Community Rodeo begins
July 13    Silver State Stampede, Elko, Nev., begins
July 13    Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
July 13    Buckin on the River, Savannah, Tenn., begins
July 13    Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins (with permit section)
July 13    Wapello (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo begins
July 13    Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo begins
July 13    Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days begins
July 14    Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.
July 14    Elgin (Ore.) Stampede begins
July 14    Harmon Valley ProRodeo, Peace River, Alberta, begins
July 14    Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede begins
July 15    C.M. Russell Stampede, Stanford, Mont.
7. News and notes from the rodeo trail
Heather Corey, the first woman selected to serve on the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up Board of Directors and the wife of ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Doug Corey, died July 6 at her home in Adams, Ore., three days after her 58th birthday. Mrs. Corey served as a volunteer with the Round-Up for more than 40 years and became a third-generation director when she was selected in 2010, following her grandfather, father and brother. “It’s just a tremendous blow to us, not just for us but for the entire community,” said Pendleton Round-Up President Dennis Hunt. “Round-Up was absolutely a major part of her life. Everything she tackled, she did 120 percent.” … Wounded veteran Sgt. Angel Martinez, his wife Casey and 5-month-old daughter Charlotte Marie, were presented with the keys to a new mortgage-free home July 6 during a ceremony at the Rodeo of the Ozarks in Springdale, Ark. Martinez, who served in the U.S. Army for nine years before being badly injured during an ambush in Afghanistan, was selected for the surprise gift by the Military Wounded Warriors Support Foundation. The presentation was made by MWWSF CEO/founder Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco, country musician Kix Brooks and Rodeo of the Ozarks President Tom Reed. “I am humbled and just a little in shock,” Sgt. Martinez told The City Wire of Fort Smith, Ark. “I am so happy for my wife and daughter.” ….  Four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Marvin Garrett and his wife, Lisa, set up a special program at the start of the July 2-4 Black Hills Round-Up in Belle Fourche, S.D., to offer fans, old and new, an inside look at the life of a rodeo cowboy. Marvin Garrett kicked things off by playing the guitar and singing “Rusty Spurs.” He was joined in the storytelling by his brother, 1996 Bareback Riding World Champion Mark Garrett, five-time World Champion Lewis Feild, 12-time NFR qualifier Larry Sandvick and emcee Rick ThompsonRick and Lynn Smith, the only coaches the Central Wyoming Community College rodeo team has ever had, left the Riverton campus for a new challenge in the Southwest. The Smiths are headed for Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz., this fall, where Rick will coach the men’s team and Lynn will head up the women’s squad …. The California State Senate recently honored Mackenzie Cayford, the reigning Miss Rodeo California, with a resolution that was presented to her at the capitol in Sacramento by Sen. Joel Anderson. The resolution congratulated her on her selection as Miss Rodeo California and extended best wishes for the Miss Rodeo America competition in Las Vegas this December … The Minot (N.D.) Y’s Men’s Rodeo has been presented with the Minot Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Favorite Event Award for 2011. Voted on by the citizens of Minot, it marks the rodeo as the local event they most enjoy attending … The annual Cherokee (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo was recently voted the “Best Place to Take a Family,” by the Western Iowa Tourism Region, emerging from a field of 150 nominees … The Ellensburg Rodeo Board of Directors is hosting an informational presentation about the beginning of the Ellensburg Rodeo and how it came to be one of the nation’s top rodeos on July 19. Rodeo 101 will be at Rodeo City Bar-B-Q, beginning with a no-host social at 5:30 p.m. followed by a no-host dinner at 6 p.m. and the presentation at 7 p.m. Seating is limited so those interested in attending are asked to call the rodeo office at 509.962.7831 to reserve a seat.
8. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$114,163
BB: Will Lowe……………………$71,409
SW: Ethen Thouvenell………… .$54,562
TR-1: Trevor Brazile….………..$58,205
TR-2: Patrick Smith….…………$58,205
SB: Wade Sundell…………….. $67,177
TD: Justin Maass..………………$67,130
BR: Cody Teel………………………$84,887
SR: Trevor Brazile…………………$36,847

9. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as ofJuly 9, 2012.
For the 2012 season (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 85; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count earnings at PRCA Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $114,163
2.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         61,109
3.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         57,468
4.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        54,367
5.      Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        45,036
6.      Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       44,220
7.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      43,380
8.      Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       38,233
9.      Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta         34,885
10.     Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah    34,639
11.     Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.    34,534
12.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   32,682
13.     Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.      30,622
14.     Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas   23,791
15.     Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas     22,618
16.     Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.         19,531
17.     Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.    17,350
18.     Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.    15,899
19.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      15,020
20.     Shane Erickson, Terrebonne, Ore.         14,386
Bareback Riding
1.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas         $71,409
2.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas    66,862
3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.        59,789
4.      Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah       49,539
5.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         44,892
6.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.        42,708
7.      Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.        41,657
8.      Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.     41,235
9.      Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah      38,945
10.     Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta        38,107
11.     Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.    34,265
12.     Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.         33,138
13.     Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.    31,271
14.     Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.    29,250
15.     Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla.    27,325
16.     Matt Bright, Azle, Texas         27,158
17.     Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho      27,021
18.     Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.  26,101
19.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas   25,895
20.     Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.         25,766
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   $54,562
2.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       42,907
3.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    38,214
4.      Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.      36,340
5.      Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.      36,184
6.      Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.         35,507
7.      Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho        34,502
8.      K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas       33,327
9.      Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.  30,845
10.     Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.    30,430
11.     Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.  30,415
12.     Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.         30,044
13.     Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.       29,924
14.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas         29,558
15.     Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah    29,307
16.     Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.    27,716
17.     Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia     27,144
18.     Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.    26,113
19.     Kody Woodward, Dupree, S.D.      25,494
20.     Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.  25,161
Team Roping (header)
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $58,205
2.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.       52,222
3.      Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.      52,026
4.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        49,922
5.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.    48,038
6.      Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.     44,140
7.      Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  43,319
8.      Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.  41,055
9.      Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.    40,823
10.     Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.       40,304
11.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  38,780
12.     Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.        36,683
13.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.        34,485
14.     Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.         34,463
15.     Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.   32,393
16.     Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.      31,009
17.     Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.        30,718
18.     Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas       29,515
19.     Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.     28,685
20.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   28,115
Team Roping (heeler)
1.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas    $58,205
2.      Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.        52,026
3.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.       48,038
4.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.       47,542
5.      Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas        42,605
6.      Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas       40,848
7.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     40,304
8.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas  39,882
9.      Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.     39,760
10.     Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.  38,894
11.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas       38,780
12.     Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.      38,081
13.     Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.   37,999
14.     Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        35,659
15.     B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.     32,625
16.     Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   31,252
17.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.        30,993
18.     Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.  30,718
19.     Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas       30,468
20.     Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.   29,007
Saddle Bronc Riding
1.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa      $67,177
2.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah       61,658
3.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah      53,846
4.      Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.         50,535
5.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.         45,948
6.      Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas   39,251
7.      Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.       37,725
8.      Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.      36,411
9.      Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia         36,287
10.     Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.        35,630
11.     Jake Wright, Milford, Utah       35,535
12.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas       32,566
13.     Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.    31,552
14.     Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas     31,514
15.     Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.         30,579
16.     Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas         30,504
17.     Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta       27,929
18.     Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.     26,455
19.     Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.    25,851
20.     Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta        25,506
Tie-down Roping
1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    $67,130
2.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.     53,900
3.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas       53,834
4.      Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.      52,121
5.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas        51,552
6.      Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas    47,415
7.      Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas      40,859
8.      Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas   36,991
9.      Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas     36,788
10.     Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas        35,993
11.     Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas      35,389
12.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       33,871
13.     Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.        33,480
14.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         33,457
15.     Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.        33,252
16.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.     31,255
17.     E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas        30,338
18.     Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas  29,200
19.     Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.     29,031
20.     Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.       29,003
Steer Roping
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $36,847
2.      Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas      33,945
3.      Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.  28,270
4.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      27,240
5.      Vin Fisher Jr.., Andrews, Texas  25,888
6.      Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.     24,518
7.      Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas       21,662
8.      Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.     21,334
9.      Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.     18,315
10.     Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.    17,660
11.     Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.     17,336
12.     Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.  17,113
13.     Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.      15,717
14.     Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.   15,421
15.     J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.    14,425
16.     Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.         13,989
17.     Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas       12,645
18.     Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.  11,696
19.     Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas    11,291
20.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      10,648
Bull Riding
1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        $84,887
2.      Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.       66,821
3.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.         62,744
4.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      59,122
5.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas       55,751
6.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   46,400
7.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.        45,314
8.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.         43,343
9.      Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.   41,031
10.     Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.      38,848
11.     Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   38,760
12.     Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas         36,430
13.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.   34,767
14.     Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho        34,397
15.     Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah      34,290
16.     Beau Schroeder, China, Texas     33,154
17.     Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.    33,108
18.     Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.       31,208
19.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.         30,365
20.  Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                          27,798
*2012 Barrel Racing (through July 9, 2012)
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. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                      $121,891
2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas              118,100
3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta                  100,774
4. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.       59,300
5. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                           52,843
6. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                           49,181
7. Nikki Steffes, Vale  S.D.                                 45,231
8. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                             44,357
9. Christina Richman,   Glendora, Calif.                   40,315
10. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                      38,622
11. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                       37,249
12. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                    36,177
13. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla.                           35,910
14. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas               32,666
15. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.                            31,839
16. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas                          31,608
17. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas                         28,630
18. Sydni Blanchard, Tucumcari, N.M.               28,514
19. Randa Kellogg, Point, Texas                    28,042
20. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas                         27,577
10. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as ofJuly 9, 2012.
Bareback Riding
1.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.       $37,363
2.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas        29,908
3.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas   29,743
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.        27,702
5.      Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.       24,154
6.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.       20,613
7.      Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah     11,018
8.      Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.   10,529
9.      Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta        9,402
10.     Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.        8,768
11.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas  7,609
12.     Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas        6,886
13.     Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho   6,307
14.     Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.    6,071
15.     Codi Myers, Samnorwood, Texas   5,810
16.     Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho  5,785
17.     Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.  5,338
18.     Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.    5,085
19.     Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.   4,752
20.     Tom McFarland, Bowie, Texas     4,645
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.  $31,246
2.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.   25,154
3.      Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.     21,772
4.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.      19,238
5.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.        19,093
6.      Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah   18,734
7.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.      17,615
8.      K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas      17,405
9.      Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.   14,892
10.     Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan. 14,103
11.     Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho       13,942
12.     Riley York, Loyalton, Calif.    13,461
13.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas        11,737
14.     Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.        11,344
15.     Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.   10,638
16.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.     9,684
17.     Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah   9,628
18.     Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.     9,133
19.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 9,037
20.     Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia    8,684
Team Roping-Header
1.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.     $29,856
2.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.      25,473
3.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.   24,571
4.      Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 24,139
5.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  23,569
6.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas       20,745
7.      Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.       18,662
8.      Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.     18,421
9.      Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.    18,059
10.     Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 15,325
11.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 14,826
12.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.  12,528
13.     Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.        12,525
14.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas      12,381
15.     Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas      11,982
16.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.       11,286
17.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.   11,101
18.     Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.        10,902
19.     Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.    10,676
20.     Justin Yost, Hico, Texas        10,578
Team Roping-Heeler
1.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.      $29,856
2.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.    25,473
3.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.      24,571
4.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas   23,569
5.      Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev. 19,087
6.      Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 18,662
7.      Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.       18,421
8.      Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.       18,270
9.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas  17,777
10.     Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas      17,438
11.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.       15,779
12.     Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.    15,662
13.     Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas       15,325
14.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas      14,826
15.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 12,797
16.     Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 12,525
17.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.        10,907
18.     Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.      10,578
19.     Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.  10,430
20.     Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.     10,077
Saddle Bronc
1.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah      $23,675
2.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah     23,191
3.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.   21,628
4.      Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.    20,752
5.      Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.     19,615
6.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa     17,584
7.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.        17,446
8.      J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.    15,687
9.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas        14,092
10.     Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas    13,794
11.     Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.   13,785
12.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas  13,385
13.     Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia       13,118
14.     Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah       12,973
15.     Jake Wright, Milford, Utah      12,453
16.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand     6,894
17.     Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba  6,659
18.     Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.       6,439
19.     Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.       6,168
20.     Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo.       5,578
Tie Down Roping
1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas   $35,496
2.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas      33,362
3.      Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas    27,236
4.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas       17,730
5.      Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas     16,982
6.      Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas    16,786
7.      Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.      16,239
8.      Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas   15,916
9.      Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas     15,777
10.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.    15,694
11.     Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.    15,485
12.     Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas       14,940
13.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho  13,621
14.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah      13,458
15.     Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 12,605
16.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.        11,989
17.     Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.       11,953
18.     Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas     11,500
19.     Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.   10,723
20.     Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah   10,379
Bull Riding
1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       $26,668
2.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  26,333
3.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas     20,066
4.      Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  17,527
5.      Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 16,308
6.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      13,442
7.      Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah  12,168
8.      Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.     11,809
9.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.        11,549
10.     Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        10,976
11.     Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho       10,971
12.     Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.   10,644
13.     Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.  10,617
14.     Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah     9,983
15.     Keith Roquemore, Cottonwood, Calif.     9,203
16.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.      9,014
17.     Cameron Bland, Maben, Miss.     7,918
18.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.  7,909
19.     Beau Brooks, Strathmoore, Alberta       7,520
20.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        7,425
11. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Unofficial as of July 9, 2012.
1.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        $37,026
2.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       30,549
3.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      26,238
4.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.       24,414
5.      Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah     16,681
6.      Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      16,346
7.      Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas   15,809
8.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.        14,462
9.      Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas        14,167
10.     Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.      14,031
11.     Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.      13,880
12.     Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.   13,491
13.     Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas    13,351
14.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        12,655
15.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.      12,549
16.     Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah   11,226
17.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 10,473
18.     Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas   9,964
19.     Sunshine Schwartz, Anoka, Minn. 9,541
20.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                9,532
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