MERCEDES, Texas – Logan Gledhill doesn’t see himself in a head-to-head battle with his old college rodeo buddies Jason Thomas and Kody Dollery. He’s just glad to be back in the Rookie of the Year conversation with them after a March 16 victory at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo.

            Gledhill, a construction management major at Sam Houston State University, constructed one rock solid steer wrestling run of 3.7 seconds at the Rio Grande Valley Arena. It earned him a check for $2,010 and moved him up to sixth place in the PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year standings.

            He was a half-second quicker than Clayton Hass in second place and six-tenths ahead of Justin Shaffer, another top candidate for the rookie award in bulldogging.

            “Jason and Kody and I are all pretty good friends,” Gledhill said. “We all college rodeoed together and we all live within a few hours of each other. I’ve never thought of it as a race between us. We’re all just after the same goal.

            “They know what I’m trying to accomplish and I know what they are working toward. That’s just rodeo. You are never really competing against the other guys. It’s just you trying to do the best you can each time with whatever steer you’ve drawn.”

            Gledhill, 21, won the Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo a year ago and earned nearly $20,000 during his two seasons as a permit holder, before buying his card last Sept. 19.

            He earned a second-place check in Hempstead, Texas, last October but didn’t count it as one of his official results (steer wrestlers can only count 70 rodeos toward the world standings each year) and Gledhill has been shut out in limited PRCA appearances since then.

“My father (Tom) was a steer wrestler and it helps having someone who has been through all of this before and who can help you keep from getting too high or too low,” Gledhill said. “The quicker I learned that, the easier it got.

“You try not to dwell on the things that are out of your control. When you have a day (like Mercedes) it makes you appreciate how good it feels when things are going OK. It reminds you what you are working toward and keeps you focused on what you need to be doing.”

The other champions in the $97,710 Mercedes rodeo were bareback rider Evan Jayne (85 points), team ropers Logan Olson and Matt Kasner (3.8 seconds), saddle bronc riders Spencer Wright and Sterling Crawley (83 points each), tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (7.3 seconds), bull rider Corey Navarre (87 points) and barrel racer Benette Little (14.84 seconds).


2. Campbell enjoys sweet ride in Mercedes

MERCEDES, Texas – Only minutes after Cody Campbell completed his ride on Cowboy Coffee, Campbell’s family had the video up on his Facebook page. Who could blame them? It was one of those nights that stay with a cowboy for a long, long time.

Campbell’s 92-point ride on Lancaster & Pickett’s Pro Rodeo’s Cowboy Coffee wasn’t just good enough for the win at the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event and a $4,230 check, but it was also the highest score in the Oregon cowboy’s eight-year professional career.

More than that, it was the highest score anybody’s ever had on Cowboy Coffee, the bull that took Shane Proctor to a Round 8 win at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last December and had an 82.35 percent buck-off rate in 2012.

Cowboy Coffee had carried riders to scores of 91-points three times before, including Chandler Bownds in the finals of this same event a year ago.

It was the surest sign yet that Campbell, a native of Summerville, Ore., who now resides in Eufaula, Okla., is all the way back from surgery on his left (free) arm that sidelined him for three months at the end of last year.

Surgeons repaired the damage with a plate and 11 screws.

Stormy Wing earned $3,243 by finishing second with a score of 88.5 points on Wild Card Rodeo’s Midnight and Kanin Asay was third with an 87-point ride on Wild Card Rodeo’s Rawhide. Asay’s earnings of $2,397 were enough to move into second place in the world standings, ahead of injured reigning World Champion Cody Teel, and extended his lead in the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings over Josh Koschel.

            • Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: J.W. Harris needs a big score to win a rodeo on the final day and comes up with a 90-pointer to make it work. This time it was the Goliad County Fair PRCA Rodeo in Goliad, Texas, and Harris came up with exactly 90 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Thunder Road to claim the winner’s check of $1,104. It was Harris’ PRCA-leading 70th ride of 90 points or better (his personal best is a 96-pointer at the 2006 Reno, Nev., Xtreme Bulls) and it came at the expense of Wesley Silcox, who is second on the PRCA list with a career total of 47 rides of 90 points or better and who thought he had Goliad wrapped up with an 88. The capper to this? Before March 17, Thunder Road had never been ridden, a career 78-0. The other champions at this $39,469 rodeo were bareback rider Austin Foss (87 points), rookie steer wrestler Kody Dollery (3.6 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers and Kinney Harrell (4.1 seconds), saddle bronc rider Justin Caylor (85 points), tie-down roper Jason Schaffer (7.6 seconds) and barrel racer Cathy Grant (16.15 seconds).

• Team roper Troy Hudson of Ocala, Fla., was the only repeat champion at the March 15-17 Florida Gateway ProRodeo in Lake City … well, sort of. A year ago, Hudson heeled for Brent Aldoff when they won the event in 5.0 seconds. This time he headed for his dad, John, and they beat out 2011 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo champions Ross Lowry and Stephen Britnell with a 5.3-second run.

• For full results of last week’s PRCA rodeos, visit


3. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Driving into Kountze, Texas, from either side of town, motorists encounter a billboard posted as a tribute to the town’s favorite son, World Champion Bull Rider Cody Teel.

The local chamber of commerce erected the signs earlier this month and held a banquet in Teel’s honor on March 5. “You couldn’t ask for a finer kid to represent this (Hardin) county,” Judge Billy Caraway told the Beaumont Enterprise. “And every time they announce something he’s doing, they announce Kountze, Texas, and we’re proud of that.” … A record 685 teams competed for nearly $1 million at the March 8-9 George Strait Team Roping Classic in San Antonio, Texas, and nobody made more of the opportunity than two-time Wrangler NFR qualifier Garrett Tonozzi of Fruita, Colo. Tonozzi actually finished first (with Dugan Kelly)and second (with York Gill) to finish with $183,485 in cash, a new truck and a pile of other prizes. Kelly was awarded $131,060 and a new truck … For the third consecutive year, the Buffalo Bill Rodeo will host a free PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp from 4-8:30 p.m. on March 22 in Lexington, Neb. The camp is open to anyone 8 or older who wants to learn to ride bareback horses, saddle broncs or bulls. “It’s about the bigger picture, promoting pro rodeos,” Jack Morris, co-chairman of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo told the North Platte Bulletin, “and, like any other sport, if you want awesome basketball players, you have to start them when they’re in grade school. It’s a mentoring opportunity, to help the kids who are interested in pursuing rodeo.” To register, … A proposed land swap between McLennan County and the Waco (Texas) Independent School District would allow the Extraco Events Center – home of the All American ProRodeo Finals each October – to add a new arena and potentially hold more events, officials told the Waco Tribune. The $1.5 million project is part of a $20 million master plan approved three years ago to upgrade the center complex. The center would finance and build the expanded stall barn and turn it over to the county once construction is complete, perhaps as early as January 2014, said Wes Allison, president and CEO of the Extraco Events Center. It would supplement the existing arena in the Heart O’ Texas Coliseum and Extraco Show Pavilion … Dama “Red” Schenk, who served as chairman of the Red River Rodeo Queen Contest in Wichita Falls, Texas, for 30 years (1964-94), died on Feb. 24 at her home in Scotland, Texas, at the age of 82. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, former Red River Rodeo chairman Cletus Schenk, and their four children, RandyLeighAnnJohn and Cyndi … Former PRCA bull riderDavid Loftis, 55, died at his home in Pioneer, Calif., on March 10. He is survived by his wife, Bev, and their sons, Jon,Matt and Dustin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 … Ken Dennis, a volunteer at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo for half a century, has donated a 300-pound, limited-edition bronze Frederic Remington sculpture titled Coming Through the Rye to the Reno Rodeo Association for display in a future Reno Rodeo museum. “The museum has been a dream for a long time,” Dennis, 90, told the Reno Gazette-Journal, “so I thought this would be a good addition.” … Shane Proctor, the 2011 world champion bull rider, is returning home to Grand Coulee, Wash., April 2-3 to preside over a bull and steer riding school bearing his name at the Nespelem rodeo grounds … PRCA timed-event hand Cole Dorenkamp will be the featured instructor at the Lamar (Colo.) Community College rodeo clinic March 23-24 at the LCC outdoor arena.



“I have three kids, so I’m constantly running with them – I’m the Little League coach, the basketball coach. They keep me plenty busy.”

– Stran Smith, the 2008 world champion tie-down roper, on what he does when he is not on the road competing in rodeo.


4. Next Up

March 18     Rodeo Austin (Texas) ongoing (WRANGLER MILLION DOLLAR TOUR)

March 21     Nacogdoches (Texas) ProRodeo & Steer Show begins

March 22     Xtreme Bulls Division 2, Austin, Texas

March 22     YMBL Championship Rodeo, Beaumont, Texas, begins

March 22     Rocky Mountain Classic, Kalispell, Mont., begins

March 22     Cotton Blossom Roundup, Nashville, Ga., begins

March 22     Fort Myers ProRodeo, North Fort Myers, Fla., begins

March 22     Southeastern ProRodeo, Ocala, Fla., begins

March 22     Ozark Empire ProRodeo, Springfield, Mo., begins

March 22     Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo begins

March 23     Fort Mohave (Ariz.) Classic PRCA Xtreme Bulls begins

5. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:     Trevor Brazile………………$25,445

BB:      Kaycee Feild…………………$38,199

SW:     Casey Martin………….……..$31,753

TR-1    Landon McClaugherty.……..$30,128

TR-2    Tommy Zuniga……….…….$30,128

SB       Cody Wright………….…….$31,835

TD       Sterling Smith………………$31,021

BR       Josh Koschel………………..$47,741

SR       Chet Herren…………………$22,415



Through March 18, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $25,445

2.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       22,588

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       22,357

4.    Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    13,685

5.    Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        11,700

6.    Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           11,043

7.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              10,745

8.    Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                            9,873

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

10.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                              6,796


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 $38,199

2.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             23,189

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               21,726

4.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         21,142

5.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     20,069

6.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                17,291

7.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     16,155

8.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             16,071

9.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              16,058

10.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              13,927

11.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                 13,379

12.  Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            13,185

13.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             12,449

14.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        12,175

15.  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France                                         11,334

16.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          10,334

17.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                       10,215

18.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                             9,582

19.  Clint Laye, Odessa, Texas                                                 8,108

20.  Mac Erickson, Sundance, Wyo.                                        8,108


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $31,753

2.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             27,042

3.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    19,288

4.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              18,903

5.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     18,162

6.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     17,874

7.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       15,634

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

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

10.  Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      14,835

11.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                       14,542

12.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  12,106

13.  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.                                   10,818

14.  Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         10,566

15.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    10,473

16.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                           8,335

17.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                             7,825

18.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                      7,296

19.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                          7,245

20.  Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark.                                              7,162


Team Roping (header)

1.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                           $30,128

2.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             21,242

3.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    20,540

4.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         18,787

5.    Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              15,069

6.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 14,854

7.    Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  14,775

8.    Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                14,257

9.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             13,753

10.  Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  13,679

11.  Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                         12,716

12.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    12,542

13.  Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                       11,223

14.  Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.                                         11,156

15.  Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.                                         10,451

16.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                          9,972

17.  Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.                                               9,867

18.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                           9,804

19.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                     9,743

20.  Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.                                  9,560


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                $30,128

2.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             21,939

3.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              21,242

4.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            20,023

5.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               18,787

6.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              16,638

7.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                 15,446

8.    Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         14,275

9.    Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    13,082

10.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   12,542

11.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                11,853

12.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                11,362

13.  York Gill, Stephenville, Texas                                         10,971

14.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.                                                10,451

15.  Shane Hester, Lakeland, Fla.                                             9,867

16.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                     9,606

17.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                      9,592

18.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                        9,437

19.  Jaytin McCright, Canyon, Texas                                       8,708

20.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                          8,236


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $31,835

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   30,035

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

4.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 18,257

5.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            18,247

6.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             17,481

7.    Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     14,674

8.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             14,058

9.    Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                       12,930

10.  Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             12,906

11.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        11,803

12.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               11,270

13.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  10,286

14.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                             10,178

15.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                                9,828

16.  Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.                                            9,696

17.  Jeremy Melancon, Huntsville, Texas                                 9,542

18.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                         9,397

19.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                               9,039

20.  Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                            8,317


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $31,021

2.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        28,490

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

4.    Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            20,236

5.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                    17,358

6.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            15,459

7.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              15,428

8.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       14,439

9.    Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        13,970

10.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          12,819

11.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        12,788

12.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   12,751

13.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        12,579

14.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                12,339

15.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         12,121

16.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      11,563

17.  Jade Conner, Iowa, La.                                                   11,398

18.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    11,353

19.  Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas                                    11,082

20.  Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.                         10,662


Steer Roping

1.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      $22,415

2.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           18,470

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       16,968

4.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       15,721

5.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            14,137

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

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

8.    Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      10,314

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

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

11.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                             8,435

12.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                             8,091

13.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                    8,049

14.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                          7,247

15.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                                6,947

16.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                     6,737

17.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                          6,070

18.  Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                             5,745

19.  J. Paul Williams, Burbank, Okla.                                       5,280

20.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                             4,475


Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                            $47,741

2.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                              35,610

3.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             34,670

4.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                33,690

5.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                31,289

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               27,600

7.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      25,387

8.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              25,149

9.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           20,813

10.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            20,652

11.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        18,775

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

13.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                          18,093

14.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                17,537

15.  Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                17,413

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

17.  Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                         15,627

18.  Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      14,376

19.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.                                    13,132

20.  Beau Hill, West Glacier, Mont.                                       12,426

*2013 Barrel Racing (through March 18, 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                                       $32,073

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

3. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                                   30,522

4. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                               25,522

5. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                               22,675

6. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                                  21,118

7. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                              20,222

8. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                               18,566

9. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                                  17,750

10. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                                17,297

11. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                                      17,047

12. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                                         14,899

13. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                            13,970

14. Cindy Smith, Hobbs, N.M.                                                 13,565

15. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas                                         13,372

16. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                           12,724

17. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta                                          12,609

18. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                          12,306

19. Jenna Marie Moore, Johnson City, Texas                          11,412

20. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                                    10,561


7. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through March 18, 2013


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                  $17,030

J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                              17,030

3.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                          10,890

4.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                  9,252

5.    Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,386

6.    Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             5,404

7.    Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                               &nbs