Smith extends world standings lead with Reno X Bulls title

RENO, Nev. – If there was any remaining doubt about whether Tyler Smith was a legitimate contender for the 2013 bull riding gold buckle, it was put to rest on June 20.

The 26-year-old bull rider from Fruita, Colo., put on a show in the short round and picked up his second Xtreme Bulls Tour win of the year in front of a capacity crowd of about 9,500. It was the first time the Reno Xtreme Bulls event has been a sellout.

“It’s been really good,” Smith told Guy Clifton of the Reno Gazette-Journal of his 2013 season. “I’ve just been healthy and staying on.”

After tying for seventh in the long go with an 84-point ride on Western Rodeo’s Super Bull, Smith posted a 93-point ride on Growney Brothers’ Crystal Deal to blow away the competition in the finals.

Only three men rode for all eight seconds in the final round, with Cody Campbell earning 86 points and Tyler Willis scoring 85.5.

Smith’s 177 points were more than enough to earn him the average win and a total of $10,481, which padded his world standings lead – a lead he grabbed from Josh Koschel on Monday.

The win was one of the biggest of Smith’s career.

“It means a lot,” he said. “It pays a lot of money and it’s a good way to start off Reno. I’ve got to come back to the rodeo on Sunday night, so it’s a good way to start my summer.”

Xtreme Bulls success is no stranger to the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. He won the Rapid City (S.D.) event earlier this season when he was 176 points on two head.

Smith’s triumph also ended J.W. Harris’ two-year reign as the Reno Xtreme Bulls champion. Harris finished eighth after failing to ride in the final round.

Since the Xtreme Bulls Tour began in 2003, Harris has won Reno three times (the last two years and 2006) while Clayton Foltyn and Wesley Silcox have each won the Reno title twice.

Campbell was second in the average with 170 points, and collected a solid check totaling $8,084, while Willis made $5,687.


2. ‘Unplanned’ team proving unbeatable in Canada

WAINWRIGHT, Alberta – Given what they have accomplished in recent months, it is hard to fathom that Levi Simpson and John Robertson were tossed together by fate.

Neither of their partners made the cut for the 2009 Canadian National Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, so they got paired up out of simple necessity. No plan. Just luck.

They roped well together from the start – winning three rounds and finishing second overall at that CFR – but didn’t start roping full time until last year. Now it’s hard to imagine them roping with anybody else.

“As far as I’m concerned, there’s no reason to change anything now,” Robertson said. “We’ve been on a roll the last month or so and now we’ve got to see if we can keep it going.”

By winning the June 20-23 Wainwright Stampede in a time of 15.4 seconds on three head, this international pairing – Simpson is from Claresholm, Alberta, and Robertson from Polson, Mont. – has run its total of co-sanctioned PRCA/CPRA titles to five this season.

Not only are they dominating the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association standings, they have done so well north of the border that they are in contention for spots in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December; Simpson is 12th among headers and Robertson stands 11th in the heeler standings.

Robertson is trying to match the achievement of his older brother, Matt, who qualified for the Wrangler NFR in 2001, while Simpson is trying to make some history by becoming the first Canadian team roping header to qualify for the WNFR (Dean Tuftin, from Drayton Valley, Alberta, made it as a heeler in 2007).

The other champions in the $193,297 Wainwright Stampede were bareback rider Clint Laye (167.5 points on two head), steer wrestler Tanner Milan (13.8 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy (168 points on two head), tie-down roper Timber Moore (26.1 seconds on three head), bull rider Tanner Girletz (173 points on two head) and barrel racer Kaley Bass (34.381 seconds on two runs).


3. Nelson turns Bad Chance into big payday        

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – Tyler Nelson climbed aboard a horse named Bad Chance when it was his turn at the Strawberry Days Rodeo, but the horse turned out to be anything but that.

The 20-year-old bareback rider picked up one of the biggest wins of his young career by covering the Bar T Rodeo horse for 83 points to best a loaded field and earn $2,907.

Among those Nelson defeated were two-time defending World Champion Kaycee Feild and three-time gold buckle winner Will Lowe.

“I feel pretty blessed to be able to ride with those guys,” said Nelson, who netted his first win of the 2013 season. “This definitely builds my confidence and shows me I can ride with the best riders going.”

Nelson rode Bad Chance in Oakley City, Utah, in 2012, only collecting 77 points. Feild rode the horse at Strawberry Days last year, earning 82 points.

“This year she was quite a bit better than she was when I saw her last year,” Nelson said. “She came out and stayed in the middle of the arena and gave me a chance to make a good ride.”

Nelson is no stranger to performing well on a big stage. In January 2012, just two months after buying his PRCA card, Nelson won the average at the Ram Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo in Great Falls. He came into the event in sixth place in the year-end standings, but dominated the competition thoroughly. Nelson won two of three rounds and easily took the average to advance to his first Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City.

He says his goal for this summer is to simply hit the road and see how much money he can win.

“I’m traveling with Cody DeMers over the Fourth of July run and then the rest of the year,” he said. “I feel like my career is going pretty well so far; I’m going to try to hit it harder and stay in shape to win more. I’m hoping to be able to make it to the (Wrangler) NFR either this year or next year.”

Other winners at the $104,418 rodeo were all-around champ Matt Shiozawa ($1,756 in team roping and tie-down roping), steer wrestlers Corey Rogers and Wade Sumpter (9.6 seconds each on two head), team ropers Ty Blasingame and Matt Zancanella (11.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (83 points), tie-down roper Cody McCartney (16.9 seconds on two head), bull rider Ty Wallace (89 points) and barrel racer Nicole Riggle (17.55 seconds).

• Like a great double play combination – feel free to think Allen Trammell and Lou Whitaker here – a team roping pair needs both talent and a bit of chemistry to rise above the median line. Header Colby Siddoway and partner Shay Carroll felt like they clicked from the first time they threw loops together. They had similar temperaments. Their horses were well matched. Their work ethic and approach to roping were virtually the same. It’s not an exact science, but both men recognized they had maybe stumbled into something. Ask either of them why their partnership is suddenly going so well and they will both say they are “on the same page.” They are even on the same page about being on the same page.

And the partnership is going so well it’s moving them very close to the front page.

Siddoway, a native of Hooper, Utah, who is training horses these days in Bennett, Colo., and Carroll, of La Junta, Colo., have won four of the last six rodeos they have entered together. Over the June 20-23 weekend, they won Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) in a field heavy with NFR qualifiers and they also won the Alamosa (Colo.) Roundup. Combined with a sixth-place finish in the average at the Strawberry Days Rodeo in Pleasant Grove, Utah, they earned $6,013.

Siddoway jumped from 49th in the world standings a week ago to 23rd and Carroll went from outside the top 50 to 31st.

“It’s a good time to be catching some confidence,” Siddoway said, “heading into Fourth of July week, when there is so much money out there. We’re going to be going hard. We’re entered in about 10 rodeos that week. We’ll be competing in more than one rodeo a day three times. We feel like we have a chance to make the NFR … I mean that’s why we keep beating our heads against the wall week after week.

“We’ve known each other for 4-5 years and roped together off and on. It seemed like we always won when we did, so we finally figured, ‘Maybe we should rope together as a regular thing.’”

Carroll thinks that the team has been helped by the shared reasonableness of their approach to roping.

“Our mindset is to catch every steer,” Carroll said. “We’re not trying to win. We just want a solid run. Both our horses are so good, I really feel we can win any time if we just do our jobs.”

The other champions at the $117,226 Rodeo de Santa Fe were bareback riders Austin Foss and Shon Gibson (82 points each), steer wrestler Chad Van Campen (8.8 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Brady Nicholes (85 points), tie-down roper Justin Maass (17.8 seconds on two head), bull rider Cody Teel (91 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s 2012 PRCA Bull of the Year Cat Ballou) and barrel racer Liz Combs (17.33 seconds).

• Darren Morgan pulled off a rare “grand slam” at the June 22 Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., winning all three timed events and the all-around title. Morgan, of Port Edward, N.Y., started with a winning 4.6-second run in the steer wrestling, then paired with Shawn O’Quinn to win the team roping in 5.9 seconds and closed out with the tie-down roping title in 16.8 seconds. His earnings of $2,200 amounted to 16 percent of the total purse at Cowtown on a week when there were 153 entries. Nearly 1,900 miles to the west, Cole Dorenbush was nearly as productive at the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, winning the steer wrestling in 5.2 seconds, the team roping with 2005 Wrangler NFR qualifier Ryon Tittel in 5.1 seconds and the all-around with total earnings of $1,758.

• Like father, like son: Six-time Wrangler NFR tie-down roping qualifier Raymond Hollabaugh is 54, so he’s had a taste of being out-gunned by younger cowboys. He just doesn’t mind so much when the kid beating him is his own son. Hollabaugh finished third at the June 21-22 Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series with a solid time of 8.8 seconds, trailing Jimmy Jumper (8.3) and Hollabaugh’s 24-year-old son, Jay (8.5), who just bought his PRCA card last December. “That was a lot of fun,” Raymond Hollabaugh said. “Jay’s just starting out and I probably should have stopped a long time ago. I still love it, though. I go a little and will keep at it as long as I’m a little bit competitive. I enjoy being around my son and supporting him. It sure makes a difference when you have someone help you through the rough spots. It’s just fun to be there and watch as Jay gets better … to see him make better decisions in the arena.”


4. News and notes from the rodeo trail

With heavy rains causing flooding of the Red Deer River and shutting off access to the local hospital, the June 21-23 Sundre ProRodeo was called off and all contestants asked to leave the area. The decision was reached after the tie-down roping was completed during morning slack on June 21. Rodeo officials, consulting with the town council and Canadian Professional Rodeo Association President Murry Milan, decided it was right to shut things down. The jointly-sanctioned PRCA and CPRA rodeo is tentatively re-scheduled for late August. More than half of Sundre’s 2,700 residents had been evacuated from their homes and businesses at the time of the decision … While there may be a minor difference of opinion about how to categorize the storm that pounded the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo grounds early on June 21 – the weather service said it was high winds, committee chair Tim Daluge is convinced it was a tornado – there can be no disputing the damage it did or the astonishing work the committee did in continuing the rodeo without the loss of a single performance. Daluge, his wife Michelle and fellow committee members Tim and Ross Stoppelman were doing some cleanup in the committee tent after the June 20 performance when winds gusting from 75-85 mph hit the area at 2:30 a.m. and took the tent down around their ears. When they clambered out, they found campers tipped and leaning against fences, portable bathrooms relocated and, worst of all, bleachers that were damaged beyond repair. “The back part of the bleachers was 15 feet off the ground and the front section was moved 10-feet forward,” Daluge said. “That was our main grandstand with seating for 1,300.” Some might have seen that as a sign the rodeo was done for this year. The Buffalo committee just got busy. They had their insurance agent on the grounds at 8 a.m., and the committee went to work with chain saws and forklifts at 10 a.m. to tear out the ruined bleachers. With the whole committee involved, the pad was clear by 12:30 p.m. and new temporary bleachers (seating capacity 900) arrived from a company in Mora, Minn., at 4:30 p.m. They were installed within an hour and the Friday night perf would have gone on as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. – had it not been for another (lesser) windstorm with hail which delayed the start by an hour. All the ticket holders with reserved seats got a refund amounting to the difference between what they paid and general admission seating. And despite all the turmoil and the need to bus spectators to the grounds from a high school parking two miles away (the adjacent field traditionally used for parking was saturated by the storms), the rodeo closed on June 22 with a near sold-out crowd of 3,500. “(Stock contractor John Barnes) told us he was totally impressed,” Daluge said. “He said he’d never seen a committee hold together so well and recover from an event like this in such a short time. That made us feel pretty good.” … Lila Blocker Akridge, the widow of ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee and four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Eddy Akridge, died June 20 at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was 73. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today at The Crossings in Las Vegas. Lila is survived by her son, Dale Ray Akridge of Las Vegas; brothers, Spencer Blocker, Midland, Texas; Norman Blocker, Albuquerque, N.M., and Corky Blocker, Stanton, Texas; and stepdaughter,Danna Miller, Las Vegas. Memorial donations may be made to Family Promise of Las Vegas … Mary McClain, 58, wife of long-time PRCA pickup man Scott McClain, passed away June 12 in Scottsbluff, Neb., a few days after Scott McClain broke his leg working a rodeo. In addition to her husband, Mary McClain is survived by three sons, Kurtis and twins Kyle and Kim McStay, and a daughter, Lori. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund … Buz Peth, a 1969 NFR tie-down roping qualifier, pick-up man Gary Rempel, five-time Bareback Riding Horse of the Year Grated Coconutand the Calgary Stampede Ranch will be inducted into the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Hall of Fame during a banquet Aug. 29 … One of rodeo’s great bucking bulls with a 79.4 percent buck-off rate, Bring It of the Flying U Rodeo Company string, was retired after competing in the June 20 Reno (Nev.) Xtreme Bulls. Tyler Willis had an 83.5-point ride on the bull in the first round (helping Willis to finish third overall) and Bring It then stood in the middle of the arena, head held high and scratched at the dirt while arena announcer Bob Tallman and 2011 World Champion Shane Proctor praised him to the sold out crown. “He’s just been a great bull for a long time,” three-time World Champion J.W. Harris told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “He’s one of those you want to draw every time because you know if you ride him, you’re probably going to win the bull riding.” … Busloads of kids from all over South Florida – more than 4,800 – were treated to a performance of the Davie (Fla.) ProRodeo at Bergeron Grounds on June 21. It is the annual Weekley Brothers’ ProRodeo for Summer Camps program with a 10:30 a.m. start time to accommodate the groups, some of whom came from as far away as 100 miles. “It is a great way to introduce kids to the sport,” said Troy Weekley, who produces the rodeo and is a member of the PRCA Board of Directors. “We have been doing this for 27 years and over that time have brought more than 100,000 to the arena to learn about the sport and its values.” … Pueblo, Colo., timed-event cowboy Josh Peek has been watching episodes of The Walking Dead on AMC and, at some point, got to wondering what it would be like to try to rope a zombie. Then he stopped wondering and decided to make a short film ( how you would go about doing such a thing – in case it should ever come up. The damsel in distress screams convincingly, the villain truly looks like death warmed over and the cowboys make a clean catch for the requisite happy ending … The Prescott (Ariz.) rodeo grounds was last week designated the relief center for large animals displaced by the Doce Fire. Twelve horses, two miniature donkeys and two goats found refuge at the home of the World’s Oldest Rodeo until the wildfire – which scorched 6,732 acres – was brought under control … An open house to showcase Gary Lewis’ collection of Lehi Round-Up Rodeo memorabilia dating back to the 1930s will be on display at the Lehi Historical Archive Center from 2-7 p.m. June 25 and noon-5 p.m. on June 29. Admission is free … Utah illustrator and painter Don Weller is providing the original artwork for the 2013 National Day of the Cowboy poster.



“I rodeo differently now than I used to. My two boys are in school and to go rodeo and be away from them … that’s not really an option for me. Now that they’re out of school (for the summer), it lets me travel with them and (wife) Jennifer and our little girl.”

— Stran Smith, 2008 world champion tie-down roper, telling the Reno Gazette-Journal about his shift in priorities.


5. Next Up

June 24         Reno (Nev.) Rodeo ongoing

June 25         Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede begins

June 25         West of the Pecos Rodeo, Pecos, Texas, begins

June 27         Greeley (Colo.) Xtreme Bulls Division 2

June 27         Land Rush Pro Rodeo, Beggs, Okla., begins

June 27         Crystal Springs Rodeo, Clear Lake, S.D., begins

June 27         Edgewood (Iowa) Days PRCA Rodeo begins

June 27         Lehi (Utah) Roundup begins

June 27         Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

June 28         Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

June 28         Daniel Dopps Memorial Ram PRCA Rodeo, Mountain Home, Idaho, begins

June 28         Days of ’56 PRCA Rodeo, Ponca, Neb., begins

June 28         Sonora (Texas) Outlaw ProRodeo begins

June 28         Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins (includes permit section)

June 28         Roughrider Days Rodeo, Dickinson, N.D., begins

June 28         Crooked River Roundup, Prineville, Ore., begins

June 28         Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede begins

June 29         Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

June 29         Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo begins

June 29         Greeley (Colo.) Stampede begins

June 30         Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo begins

June 30         Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls


6. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….….…..$66,111

BB:       Kaycee Feild..……………….$57,137

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$46,831

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$44,852

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$47,959

SB:        Cody Wright………….……..$55,501

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$48,373

BR:        Tyler Smith..………………..$67,131

SR:        Cody Lee…….………………$33,396



Through June 24, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $66,111

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             48,777

3.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       42,432

4.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       39,081

5.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              29,922

6.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        28,146

7.    Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       24,478

8.    Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 23,595

9.    Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    21,694

10.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            21,667

11.  Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                       20,569

12.  Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        19,370

13.  Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas                               18,961

14.  Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           18,232

15.  Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.                           17,756

16.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        14,940

17.  Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                          13,641

18.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                      11,436

19.  Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif.                                  10,749

20.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                            10,529


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Ariz.                                          $57,137

2.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             49,646

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               45,604

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     36,868

5.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                35,431

6.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         34,996

7.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             31,969

8.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     30,659

9.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             29,086

10.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                         27,184

11.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              27,048

12.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       26,712

13.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              26,407

14.  Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            25,728

15.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          22,897

16.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         21,156

17.  Robert Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                             18,258

18.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           17,130

19.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        16,956

20.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                        16,479


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $46,831

2.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             34,419

3.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    30,829

4.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            30,443

5.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         30,038

6.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     27,236

7.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              26,371

8.    Stan Branco, chowchilla, Calif.                                       23,698

9.    Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                        23,154

10.  Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       22,870

11.  Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     21,275

12.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            20,891

13.  Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    20,426

14.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           18,089

15.  Lee Graves, Calgary, Alberta                                          18,073

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

17.  K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             17,459

18.  Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla.                                          16,783

19.  Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.                                           16,507

20.  Bray Armes, Ponder, Texas                                             15,939



Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         $44,852

2.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             34,593

3.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             34,085

4.    Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas                                   31,360

5.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             29,909

6.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    26,620

7.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 25,938

8.    Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    25,457

9.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         24,526

10.  Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  22,675

11.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              22,330

12.  Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                 22,313

13.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   21,535

14.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         20,783

15.  Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.                                         18,748

16.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                        18,538

17.  Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         17,523

18.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  17,478

19.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  17,206

20.  Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont.                                          16,994


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $47,959

2.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              34,132

3.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  34,085

4.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            31,107

5.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                29,581

6.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             28,019

7.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               25,568

8.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    24,816

9.    Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                                     24,724

10.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              23,898

11.  John Robertson, Polson, Mont.                                       22,313

12.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   22,181

13.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 21,082

14.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.                                                20,487

15.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                   18,173

16.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      18,064

17.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         17,644

18.  Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            17,523

19.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                17,001

20.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                        16,483


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $55,501

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   46,185

3.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            36,531

4.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             35,096

5.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             32,766

6.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 28,973

7.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    26,649

8.    Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              25,981

9.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                       25,961

10.  Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             24,468

11.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                        24,061

12.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     21,190

13.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               21,121

14.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               20,300

15.  Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas                                19,094

16.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        18,921

17.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                               18,842

18.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             18,106

19.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  17,345

20.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 17,252


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $48,373

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            40,468

3.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        40,418

4.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         37,215

5.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        30,263

6.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         29,817

7.    Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            27,740

8.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       27,446

9.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              27,067

10.  Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                25,983

11.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        22,712

12.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        22,660

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

14.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          20,305

15.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       20,181

16.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          19,295

17.  Jason Schaffer, Broadus, Mont.                                      19,271

18.  Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich.                           18,993

19.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                              18,928

20.  Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                18,388


Steer Roping

1.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                          $33,396

2.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       30,064

3.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        29,717

4.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           28,653

5.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       25,391

6.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           23,936

7.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,389

8.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       23,298

9.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           21,372

10.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                              16,882

11.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      15,821

12.  Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        15,199

13.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           12,406

14.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                        12,001

15.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                               11,893

16.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                   11,300

17.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             11,154

18.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                  10,959

19.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                           10,938

20.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           10,726


Bull Riding

1.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                              $67,131

2.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                              56,157

3.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               48,932

4.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             47,719

5.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      45,826

6.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 45,270

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

8.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           38,546

9.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                36,847

10.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                         35,910

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

12.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 33,655

13.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            32,103

14.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                31,852

15.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 30,791

16.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        30,403

17.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              27,326

18.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                   25,260

19.  Matt Pojanowski, Woodbury, Minn.                               24,196

20.  Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                         23,951


*2013 Barrel Racing (through June 24, 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                          $53,083

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                      47,554

3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                  40,722

4. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                39,920

5. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                  39,075

6. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                  35,032

7. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                34,851

8. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                           34,226

9. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                 33,479

10. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                               32,262

11. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                            31,441

12. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                   30,383

13. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                   29,666

14. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                   28,460

15. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                        23,839

16. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                            22,833

17. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.           22,722

18. Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif.                              22,528

19. Kimberly Couch, Rattan, Okla.                             20,736

20. Cindy Smith, Hobbs, N.M.                                    19,742


8. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through June 24, 2013


Bareback Riding

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

2.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                    27,018

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

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

5.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                        12,323

6.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      11,600

7.    Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                            9,006

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

9.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                                8,978

10.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

11.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

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

13.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

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

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

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

17.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            3,850

18.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 3,641

19.  Josi Young, Buhl, Idaho                                                     3,575

20.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                    3,193


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.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                      10,602

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

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

8.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                             10,524

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

10.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                       7,864

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

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

13.  Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                       6,823

14.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            6,580

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

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

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

18.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                    5,975

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

20.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                       5,433


Team Roping-Header

1.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                            $23,931

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

3.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                             19,351

4.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

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

6.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                          12,044

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.  Levi Grantham, Paso Robles, Calif.                                   7,154

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

14.  Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                     6,971

15.  Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                          6,970

16.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                       6,723

17.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                     6,080

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

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

20.  David Key, Stephenville, Texas                                         4,770


Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                             $23,931

2.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                        19,351

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.                                             12,044

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.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                    7,162

14.  Dennis Watkins, Bakersfield, Calif.                                   7,154

15.  Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                          6,971

16.  Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                        6,970

17.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       6,491

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

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

20.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                               5,764


Saddle Bronc Riding

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

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             16,691

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.                                     13,086

7.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              12,459

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

9.    Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

10.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                           8,171

11.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,471

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

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

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

15.  Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta                             5,641

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

17.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                                  5,145

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

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

20.  Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.                                              3,849


Tie Down Roping

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

2.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  18,253

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             17,250

4.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

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

6.    Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                        11,069

7.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                          10,778

8.    Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.                                        10,653

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         10,186

10.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          10,136

11.  Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

12.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228

13.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                           9,173

14.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                             8,566

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

16.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                          7,447

17.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                            7,338

18.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                               5,821

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

20.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                           5,005
Bull Riding

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

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       14,060

4.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 11,719

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

6.    Kaycee Rose, Clovis, Calif.                                                9,589

7.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                  9,559

8.    Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

9.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                                 8,183

10.  Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                   6,872

11.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

12.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               5,891

13.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              5,146

14.  Shawn Hogg, Gardendale, Texas                                       5,094

15.  Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia                            4,783

16.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                4,667

17.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   4,458

Nevada Newman, Melstone, Mont.                                   4,458

19.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                            4,401

20.  Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.                                           4,389


9. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through June 24, 2013

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

2.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                 29,110

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

4.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                 20,328

5.    Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         20,112

6.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                        19,602

7.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              18,200

8.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                  17,930

9.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                17,782

10.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                  15,102

11.  Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                          14,526

12.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                          13,260

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

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

15.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                            11,865

16.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                    11,617

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

18.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   7,351

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

20.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               7,117


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