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1. Tuf Cooper spurred to the heights at Reno Rodeo
2. In search of gold buckle, Long just keeps Tryan
3. Cowboy Christmas: 31 stops and $3.3 million
5. Next Up
6. News and notes from the rodeo trail
7. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
9. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
10. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
1. Tuf Cooper spurred to the heights at Reno Rodeo
RENO, Nev. – Tuf Cooper had a shot at winning a pair of the coveted silver trophy spurs awarded to the champions each year at The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West in Reno, Nev., a couple years back.
“I messed up in the short round. That motivated me to stay focused,” said Cooper.
The defending world champion tie-down roper went into the final round at this year’s edition – a Gold event on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, presented by Justin Boots – with a narrow lead. In the last performance, where some of the game’s best, including World Champions Cody Ohl and Fred Whitfield, took no times, Cooper sealed the victory by tying his calf in 8.4 seconds to win the round, take the average by 1.5 seconds over runner-up Jeremiah Peek, and bank a rodeo-best $12,834.
He’s already got a place picked out for the spurs.
“Trevor’s house is full of these,” Cooper said, referring to his brother in-law and 16-time world champion Trevor Brazile. “I’m glad to have a pair to put in my home. At the big rodeos, where they give good prizes like that, you always want to win first.”
Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss already has a couple of pairs of the Reno trophy spurs decorating his house, having won the saddle bronc riding and all-around titles in the Silver State in 2005, but he’s something of a collector of such things.
“When I see rodeos are giving spurs I try to enter them,” said DeMoss. “And I collect old spurs, bits, guns, saddles, stuff like that,” said the cowboy who wears a mustache that suits his taste for things vintage Western.
This latest addition to his spur collection looked to be in jeopardy during the final few jumps on Flying 5 Rodeo’s horse Feature Attraction in the final round, but he made it to the eight-second whistle by the slimmest of margins.
“I got a toe hung up at about six seconds, and he just bucked me off right there at the end. I knew I was right there close; I’m just glad it all turned out like it did. It’s a blessing to win this now. It gives you a little cushion heading out for the Fourth of July. A guy is going to spend $5,000 going everywhere that week or 10 days. This takes a little pressure off.”
Bull rider Cameron Bland took some pressure off his financial condition when he rode Western Rodeo’s Grass Dancer for 88 points to win the final round and claim the spurs with a 168-point total to win $7,555. He moved inside the world Top 50 at No. 43.
The cowboy from Maben, Miss., who lives and works as a welder in Stephenville, Texas, said the ride could result in a career change.
“This means every bill I have is going to be paid when I get home,” Bland said, “and I’m going to enter up, seize the rest of the year, and not look back.”
The other champions at the $488,238 rodeo were bareback riders Ryan Gray and Kaycee Feild (249 points on three head), steer wrestler Les Shepperson (14.2 seconds on three head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers and Jade Corkill (17.2 seconds on three head) and barrel racer Jeanne Anderson (51.84 seconds on three runs).
Driggers and Corkill earned $10,605 each, which was enough for Driggers to take over the world standings lead among team roping headers – one of two lead changes to come out of the weekend along with Wade Sundell forging past Cody Wright in the saddle bronc riding. Corkill, of nearby Fallon, was the first native Nevadan to win Reno spurs since 1953, when Bige and Bud Duncan were the champions.
The Reno Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority estimates the June 15-23 rodeo had an economic impact to the community of $42 million.
2. In search of gold buckle, Long just keeps Tryan
Jake Long seems poised to join one of the most elite fraternities in team roping –his presence will swell the ranks to two – of guys who have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in back-to-back years with a pair of brothers.
After two trips to Las Vegas with Brady Tryan, the youngest of the three Billings, Mont., headers, Long is now on the road with middle brother Travis Tryan, and looking very good for a return to Vegas after a long weekend swing through Alberta yielded two wins and another big check at a co-sanctioned PRCA Canadian rodeo.
They set an arena record with a 3.5-second run in winning the Sundre ProRodeo, won the Guy Weadick Days in High River and won checks in two rounds and the average at the Wainwright Stampede for total earnings of $5,709.
“We would have won at Wainwright, too, if I hadn’t missed in the finals,” said Long, of Coffeyville, Kan. “It’s been smooth from Day 1 in the practice pen, a very easy transition. I started the year with Chad Masters, entered a couple of rodeos with Charly Crawford and got together with Travis in early April at Pocatello, Idaho.
“Travis even uses a horse (Zena) that Brady used to rope on. It’s nice to know the horses (and how they perform).”
It was Brady Tryan who got things rolling after Travis Tryan parted ways with Joel Bach in the spring. He just pointed out the obvious, that both his brother and his former partner were in a position where they needed to find somebody who could keep them on track for the Wrangler NFR.
Since joining forces, Travis Tryan and Long have won at least a share of four titles – Clovis, Calif., and Hayward, Calif., along with the two in Canada. The weekend road trip through Alberta moved Tryan from 11th to ninth in the world standings and Long from 13th to 10th.
“Our styles fit together well, that has a lot to do with it,” Travis Tryan told the Billings Gazette. “And I’ve finally got my horse situation lined out.”
He’d been through a rough stretch the past couple of years with some of his best horses dying or suffering injuries. Zena is a 12-year-old mare raised by his father Dennis.
If Long does qualify for Las Vegas with Travis Tryan, he will join H.P. Evetts as the only roper to make it to the NFR in back-to-back years with a pair of brothers. Evetts won his only world championship in 1974, while paired with Jerold Camarillo, and came back to Oklahoma City the next year with Jerold’s brother, Leo Camarillo. (Evetts finished second to Leo Camarillo that year in the world standings; there were no separate titles for headers and heelers in those days).
• Although Sundre (with $90,851) had the smallest payout of the three big rodeos in Alberta over the weekend, it had eye-catching numbers of another sort. In addition to that 3.5-second run from Tryan and Long, there was also an arena record of 6.6 seconds in the tie-down roping by Hunter Herrin. Shane Hanchey was second in 6.9 and the cutoff for a check (with a tie for 10th place) was 7.7 seconds. (One of the 7.6s was by Canadian Kirk Robinson, the son of seven-time NFR qualifier Larry Robinson, and earned him enough to be able to buy his card.) Things weren’t much easier in the team roping. Anything slower than 4.4 didn’t earn a paycheck. “It seemed like everybody got into a good rhythm,” Long said. “The headers all seemed to be doing a good job of turning the steers quickly and everything was really fast.”
• When you think Great Falls, Mont., and saddle bronc riding, you think 2009 World Champion Jesse Kruse. An hour away, over in Augusta, Mont., that territory belongs to his cousin, Clay Gruel (pronounced GREW-el). He’s won the last two Augusta American Legion Rodeos, including the June 24 edition with an 81-point ride on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Smoke Signal. “Jesse started in high school,” Gruel told the Great Falls Tribune. “Ever since he started, I got started. He helped me along.”
• Well, that went better than planned: Kelly Timberman, the 2004 world champion bareback rider, brought prized student Zachariah Phillips, 19, up from Casper, Wyo., with him so he could get his feet wet at some of the big Canadian rodeos. Timberman finished second at High River, Alberta, for $2,084, while Phillips won at Sundre, Alberta, for $2,069, more than enough to qualify to buy his PRCA card.
• Kyle Whitaker has a record six Linderman Awards for excellence at both ends of the arena, but has never contended for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this late in the season until now. With his win in the two-head average at Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and another check in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Whitaker has total earnings of $21,652, good for 15th place in the steer wrestling world standings heading into Cowboy Christmas, up from 20th a week ago.
• Oh brother! Three of the top four finishers in the team roping at the Mesquite (Texas) Pro Rodeo were all-brother pairings. Permit holders Clay Smith and Jake Smith from Broken Bow, Okla. – and, yes they are named for Clay O’Brien Cooper and Jake Barnes – were first with identical twins A.J. Horton/Kyle Horton in third and Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward in fourth. The only “interlopers” were Trey Harmon and Braden Harmon in second place. They’re only cousins.
• Is there nothing this guy can’t do? Looking for something to do between his duties as specialty act performer and barrelman at the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo, Keith Isley teamed up with former Wrangler NFR pickup man Paul Peterson to finish third in the team roping in 8.7 seconds. They each got checks for $587.
• Brazile Watch: Border crossings were involved, but all the weekend travel paid off for Trevor Brazile to the tune of $8,892. The biggest payday came at the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede where he and partner Patrick Smith won the final round and finished second in the average of the team roping to go with Brazile’s fifth-place finish in the tie-down roping for a total of $4,294. He also earned $3,895 at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and $703 in High River, Alberta, to increase his all-around total to $95,612. He leads the world standings in both the all-around and steer roping, is fourth among team roping headers and is 28th in tie-down roping as he chases his record seventh consecutive (and 10th overall) all-around gold buckle. His total of 16 world championships is just two shy of the all-time record held by steer roper Guy “The Legend” Allen.
For full results of the weekend’s 24 PRCA rodeos visit www.prorodeo.com.
3. Cowboy Christmas: 31 stops and $3.3 million
It is called Cowboy Christmas not because it is the busiest week of the rodeo season – there are a few weeks that have more events – but because the Fourth of July week offers the most money in the shortest span of time during the regular season.
This time around there will be 31 rodeos that begin and/or end during the week of July 1-7 with total prize money in the (ritzy) neighborhood of $3.3 million.
Cowboys trying to work their way to the year-end Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will crisscross the Western United States trying to compete in as many as nine rodeos and improve their standing.
Trevor Brazile broke the Cowboy Christmas earnings record last year with $39,993 in a single week and over the years six men have surpassed $30,000 during the Fourth of July week.
There figure to be four rodeos that week with more than $250,000 in total purse – Ponoka, Alberta; St. Paul, Ore.; Cody, Wyo., and Greeley, Colo. – and another half dozen with more than $100,000.
       “It’s going to be awhile before I get to play golf again.”
              – Montana team roper Travis Tryan, anticipating the busiest segment of the ProRodeo season in the Billings (Mont.) Gazette.
4. Next Up
June 26    Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede begins
June 27    Greeley (Colo.) Xtreme Bulls Division 2
June 27    West of the Pecos Rodeo, Pecos, Texas, begins
June 27    Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo begins
June 28    Lehi (Utah) Round-Up begins
June 28    Greeley (Colo.) Stampede begins
June 28    World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott, Ariz., begins
June 29    Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
June 29    Sonora (Texas) Outlaw ProRodeo begins
June 29    Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins (with permit section)
June 29    Roughrider Days Rodeo, Dickinson, N.D., begins
June 29    Folsom (Calif.) ProRodeo begins
June 29    Mid-Western Rodeo, Manawa, Wis., begins
June 29    Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede begins
June 30    Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls, Cody, Wyo.
June 30    Redneck Rodeo, Hebron, Maine
June 30    Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.
July 1       Redneck Rodeo, Hebron, Maine
July 1       Cody (Wyo.) Stampede begins
5. News and notes from the rodeo trail
Dennis Irven Bonsall, a PRCA member since 1972 and a former member of the PRCA Executive Committee, died June 20 at his home in Burwell, Neb. He was 68. Funeral services were held June 23 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell and burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery. Bonsall was a member of Nebraska’s Big Rodeo board for more than 35 years, serving as president for six. He also won the steer wrestling at his hometown rodeo in 1985 … Paula Wright, owner of J.M. Capriola Co. western-gear store in Elko, Nev., and a long-time supporter of the Silver State Stampede there, died on June 20 in a horse accident. She was 59. Elko County sheriff’s deputies said Wright’s horse stumbled as she tried to mount it in Spring Creek, sending her to the ground. Deputies told the Elko Daily Free Press that the horse then reared and landed on top of her. She was taken to an Elko hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The store is one of the few places in the world that specializes in making and repairing gear for the working cowboy, including saddles, bits and spurs. The store was founded in 1929 and purchased by Paula Wright’s parents in 1958. She and her husband, Doug, bought it in 1985 … We’re sensing a theme here: As part of their 75th anniversary celebration the Lehi (Utah) Round-Up Days committee will run 50-75 Longhorn steers down Main Street June 26. Two nights later the 52nd Folsom (Calif.) Pro Rodeo will have a cattle drive down Sutter Street accompanied by a Wells Fargo stagecoach and then on June 29 there will be 40 Longhorns herded down Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, Colo., to help kick off the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo … Attendance at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte, Neb., earlier this month was up 15 percent from a year ago, reports Nebraskaland Days Celebration director David Fudge … The Ram Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo will return to the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, Fla., for the fourth consecutive year on Nov. 1-3. The contract with the Southeastern Circuit Board of Directors and the City of Davie was signed earlier this month; the rodeo will be produced by the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo … The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center has completed a 10-month search by selecting a building site in Big Timber … In keeping with the World’s Oldest Rodeo’s theme for 2012, “Prescott (Ariz.) – Where it All Began,” the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe will serve as the grand marshal for the rodeo’s popular parade on June 30 … Prescott will mark the 40th anniversary of the film Junior Bonner with a reunion at the Palace Restaurant and Saloon on July 2, featuring screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook and singer Kevin Carson. The classic Western starring Steve McQueen spotlighted Prescott and the World’s Oldest Rodeo.
6. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$95,612
BB: Wes Stevenson…………….$65,270
SW: Ethen Thouvenell……….. $40,322
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers………….$47,404
TR-2: Chase Tryan….…………$43,469
SB: Wade Sundell…..……….. $48,749
TD: Justin Maass..…………….$50,105
BR: Cody Teel…………………….$70,924
SR: Trevor Brazile……………….$34,961

7. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as ofJune 25, 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   $95,612
2.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        48,304
3.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         47,068
4.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         46,528
5.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      39,589
6.      Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       34,633
7.      Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       31,699
8.      Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta         30,309
9.      Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.    23,927
10.     Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.      21,993
11.     Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas   20,103
12.     Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.         19,531
13.     Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas     19,450
14.     Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.    15,899
15.     Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.    15,040
16.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      15,020
17.     Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah    13,870
18.     Clovis Crane, Lebanon, Pa.       13,092
19.     Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.    12,149
20.     Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.     11,367
Bareback Riding
1.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas    $65,270
2.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas         59,007
3.      Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah       45,947
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         35,039
5.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.        32,988
6.      Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.     32,469
7.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.        32,333
8.      Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah      31,755
9.      Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.    30,757
10.     Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.    29,467
11.     Matt Bright, Azle, Texas         27,158
12.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas   25,740
13.     Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.        25,073
14.     Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta         23,408
15.     Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.         23,053
16.     Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas      21,340
17.     Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.     20,092
18.     Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.         19,695
19.     Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta        18,826
20.     George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.         18,788
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   $40,322
2.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    31,751
3.      Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.      31,376
4.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.         29,716
5.      Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.         29,712
6.      Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho        29,662
7.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.       28,350
8.      Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.  27,872
9.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       27,137
10.     Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah    25,766
11.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas         25,568
12.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas       25,231
13.     Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.  24,202
14.     Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.      21,655
15.     Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.    21,652
16.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.      21,118
17.     Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.    21,090
18.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         20,998
19.     Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.       20,585
20.     Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas       19,945
Team Roping (header)
1.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.       $47,404
2.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        43,859
3.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.    43,469
4.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   40,995
5.      Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.      37,880
6.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.       36,258
7.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.         33,256
8.      Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  31,954
9.      Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.    31,684
10.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  30,717
11.     Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.   29,133
12.     Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.     27,735
13.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.        24,498
14.     Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.     23,111
15.     Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.        21,981
16.     Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas         21,899
17.     Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas       21,793
18.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   21,595
19.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas       21,570
20.     Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.  20,537
Team Roping (heeler)
1.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.       $43,469
2.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.       42,724
3.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas    38,761
4.      Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.        37,880
5.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas  37,785
6.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.  36,792
7.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     36,258
8.      Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas        31,239
9.      Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas       30,717
10.     Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.     30,621
11.     B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.     30,086
12.     Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        29,596
13.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.        28,700
14.     Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   27,600
15.     Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas       24,639
16.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.         24,295
17.     Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.   23,434
18.     John Philipp, Washington, Texas  21,899
19.     Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.      21,086
20.     Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.  18,414
Saddle Bronc Riding
1.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa      $48,749
2.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah       46,156
3.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah      42,313
4.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.         40,689
5.      Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D.      36,744
6.      Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.        30,246
7.      Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas   30,010
8.      Jake Wright, Milford, Utah       29,467
9.      Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.       27,780
10.     Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.    27,322
11.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas       27,159
12.     Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.      26,016
13.     Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.     25,057
14.     Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas         25,021
15.     Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia         24,497
16.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand       23,351
17.     Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.      22,812
18.     J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.     21,546
19.     Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.  19,659
20.     Kyle Thomson, Lundbreck, Alberta         19,561
Tie-down Roping
1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    $50,105
2.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas       42,542
3.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.     38,947
4.      Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.      36,385
5.      Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas    35,430
6.      Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas   32,940
7.      Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.        31,623
8.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas        31,447
9.      Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas        31,330
10.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.     28,712
11.     Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.       26,336
12.     Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.        26,314
13.     Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas     25,318
14.     E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas        24,311
15.     Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah    24,054
16.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         23,172
17.     Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas  23,022
18.     Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta    22,591
19.     Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas      22,362
20.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho   22,260
Steer Roping
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $34,961
2.      Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas      31,079
3.      Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.  28,270
4.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      26,915
5.      Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas   22,845
6.      Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas       20,751
7.      Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.     19,986
8.      Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.     16,740
9.      Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.    16,269
10.     Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.     15,371
11.     Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.  14,233
12.     Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.         13,989
13.     J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.    13,117
14.     Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.   12,904
15.     Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.     12,433
16.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      10,648
17.     Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas    10,477
18.     Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.  10,343
19.     Buster Record Jr., Buffalo, Okla.        10,108
20.     Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas       9,864
Bull Riding
1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        $70,924
2.      Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.       55,893
3.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas       54,764
4.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.         54,175
5.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      52,242
6.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   40,170
7.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.        37,318
8.      Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.   35,432
9.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.         33,818
10.     Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.    31,718
11.     Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah      28,983
12.     Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.      28,744
13.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.         28,712
14.     Beau Schroeder, China, Texas     28,230
15.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.   27,791
16.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas  26,633
17.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.       26,054
18.     Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas         24,039
19.     Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   23,413
20.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.            22,961
*2012 Barrel Racing (through June 25, 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. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas   $98,250
2. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas        94,125
3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta         72,418
4. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.      58,967
5. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.          41,565
6. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.    37,159
7. Sammi Bessert,       Loma, Colo.        35,713
8. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas      33,884
9. Trula Churchill,      Valentine, Neb.   32,438
10. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas      32,359
11. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.         31,902
12. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.     31,741
13. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas         31,665
14. Tana Renick,        Kingston, Okla.   30,213
15. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas        28,630
16. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.          28,002
17. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.   27,113
18. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas      25,135
19. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla.       24,176
20. Randa Kellogg, Point, Texas                    23,000
8. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as ofJune 25, 2012.
Bareback Riding
1.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas        $29,296
2.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas   28,674
3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.       23,680
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.        20,402
5.      Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.       17,923
6.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.       11,322
7.      Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah     11,018
8.      Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta        9,402
9.      Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.   9,153
10.     Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.        8,226
11.     Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.   7,806
12.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas  7,609
13.     Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho   6,307
14.     Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.    6,071
15.     Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas        5,817
16.     Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho  5,785
17.     Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.    4,773
18.     Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.   4,752
19.     Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho     4,349
20.     Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas     3,684
Steer Wrestling
1.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.   $22,502
2.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.  19,547
3.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.        18,765
4.      Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah   17,082
5.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.      16,122
6.      Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan. 14,103
7.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.      14,006
8.      Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.   13,466
9.      Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.     11,930
10.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas        11,737
11.     Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.        11,344
12.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas      11,008
13.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.     9,158
14.     Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia    8,684
15.     Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho       8,527
16.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 8,463
17.     Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.     8,440
18.     Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.     8,022
19.     Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.  7,789
20.     Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo.      6,880
Team Roping-Header
1.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.     $25,038
2.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.      23,746
3.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.   23,117
4.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas       20,745
5.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  17,719
6.      Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.       13,247
7.      Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.  12,528
8.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.        12,525
9.      Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 12,108
10.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.       11,286
11.     Justin Yost, Hico, Texas        10,446
12.     Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 10,253
13.     Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas      9,905
14.     Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.     9,557
15.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.   9,390
16.     Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.        9,374
17.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas      9,295
18.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 9,112
19.     Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.    8,970
20.     Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.  7,390
Team Roping-Heeler
1.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.      $25,038
2.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.    23,746
3.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.      23,117
4.      Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.       18,270
5.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas   17,719
6.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas  16,250
7.      Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.       15,032
8.      Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.    13,952
9.      Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 13,247
10.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 12,797
11.     Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 12,525
12.     Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.      10,446
13.     Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas       10,253
14.     Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 9,898
15.     Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.   9,661
16.     Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.       9,557
17.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas      9,112
18.     Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.     8,526
19.     Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas      8,349
20.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.        7,821
Saddle Bronc
1.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.   $21,628
2.      Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.    20,182
3.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah     20,042
4.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah      18,766
5.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.        17,446
6.      J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.    15,687
7.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas        14,092
8.      Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia       13,118
9.      Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.     12,641
10.     Jake Wright, Milford, Utah      12,453
11.     Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.      11,001
12.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas      10,694
13.     Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa     10,153
14.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas  8,476
15.     Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas    7,324
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.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas      $31,381
2.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas   27,308
3.      Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas    16,600
4.      Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.    15,694
5.      Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas     14,225
6.      Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas    13,559
7.      Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.      13,267
8.      Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 12,605
9.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.        10,935
10.     Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.    10,835
11.     Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas       10,777
12.     Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas   10,744
13.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho  10,677
14.     Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.       10,224
15.     Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.   9,980
16.     Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas     9,683
17.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah      9,566
18.     Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas     9,094
19.     Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.      8,857
20.     Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.       8,820
Bull Riding
1.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  $23,237
2.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       22,690
3.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas     13,952
4.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      13,442
5.      Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah  11,955
6.      Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.   10,644
7.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        10,604
8.      Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah     9,983
9.      Keith Roquemore, Cottonwood, Calif.     9,203
10.     Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 8,771
11.     Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.  7,964
12.     Cameron Bland, Maben, Miss.     7,918
13.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.  7,909
14.     Beau Brooks, Strathmoore, Alberta       7,520
15.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        7,425
16.     Shawn Proctor, Tooele, Utah     7,230
17.     Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah       6,910
18.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      6,727
19.     Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas   6,138
20.     Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.     5,575
9. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Unofficial as of June 25, 2012.
1.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        $37,026
2.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      26,238
3.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       26,065
4.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.       21,256
5.      Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      16,346
6.      Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah     15,405
7.      Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas   15,072
8.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.        14,462
9.      Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.   13,491
10.     Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas    13,351
11.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.      12,549
12.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        11,001
13.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 10,473
14.     Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas   9,964
15.     Sunshine Schwartz, Anoka, Minn. 9,541
16.     Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.  9,532
17.     Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah   9,053
18.     Guytin Tsosie, Farmington, N.M. 8,564
19.     Beau Schroeder, China, Texas    8,560
20.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                8,422
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