AUSTIN, Texas – Already sort of an unofficial Wright brother, Brady Nicholes moved up into their peer group March 21 when he beat all five Wrights – and everybody else in the field – for the saddle bronc riding title at Rodeo Austin.

Fourth after two rounds, Nicholes took control of this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold event, presented by Justin Boots, by riding Fire Lane of the Andrews Rodeo string for 86 points in the final. That was good enough to win the round and the three-head average, by a point over two-time World Champion Cody Wright (246-245).

Nicholes is from Hoytsville, Utah, “up near the Wyoming border and about three hours north of the Wrights” in Milford, Utah. He’s been traveling with Spencer Wright since the two of them were seniors in high school and they are teammates at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.

“They are all my great friends,” said Nicholes, 21. “I’m not competing against them. We’re all out there just trying to win. I’ve been staying with the Wrights, hanging out with them since I drove over here to Austin. They were excited for me. All of my buddies were really pumped about my winning a rodeo this big.

“Yeah, this was the biggest win I’ve had (it paid him $7,479). I can’t even tell you what the previous best would have been. I’m all about moving forward instead of looking back.”

Nicholes was more than looking forward to riding Fire Lane, a horse that Taos Muncy rode for 87 points to win Round 1 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.

“Everybody told me what a great horse this was,” Nicholes said, “and after a rough moment coming out of the chute I got into a good rhythm and it worked out. It’s such a pleasure to come to a rodeo like this and get on great horses every night.”

The win moved Nicholes up from 50th to 17th in the world standings and sixth in the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour standings.

The other champions in this $382,456 rodeo were bareback riders Bobby Mote and Wes Stevenson (248 points each on three head), steer wrestler Casey Martin (11.5 seconds on three head), team ropers Keven Daniel and Chase Tryan (16.0 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (25.1 seconds on three head), bull rider Trevor Kastner (259 points on three head) and barrel racer Carlee Pierce (45.58 seconds on three runs).

Rhen Richard was the all-around champion with combined earnings of $7,388 in team roping and tie-down roping. It allowed the Utah cowboy to move ahead of Trevor Brazile and take the lead in the all-around world standings for the second time this year.


2. Cloud, Olney share Xtreme Bulls crown

FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. – When Howdy Cloud left here for some R&R in Las Vegas Saturday night, he figured there was “absolutely zero chance” that the lead he shared with Cheyne Olney at the Fort Mohave Classic PRCA Xtreme Bulls event would hold up to get them the win.

“I mean, I thought we had a decent shot at winning the first round (they each had 89-point rides),” Cloud said, “but we were bucked off in the short go and I figured that someone was sure to get one ridden in the finals on Sunday.”

Or not.

The bulls went 20-0 in the short round of this $54,050 event on March 23-24 and all of a sudden those 89-pointers on opening night turned out to have a silver lining for Cloud and Olney. They each earned checks for $11,450, with $7,162 of that coming from the wholly unexpected average wins.

It was the first Xtreme Bulls Tour event without a qualified ride in the finals since Jordan Hooton won in Bremerton, Wash., in August 2009 – coincidentally with an 89-point ride in the first round.

This was also the first tie in an Xtreme Bulls Tour event since Stormy Wing and Clayton Williams tied in Bremerton in 2010 and just the second in the 11-year history of the series.

“It’s not very usual,” Cloud said in a fine bit of understatement. “It didn’t seem like any of us had much luck in the short go.”

Cloud got his share of the win by riding Bar T Rodeo’s Big Shoes for 89 points and Olney equaled that score on Burns Rodeo Company’s Kid Twist, a bull that helped Seth Glause win a check in Round 10 of the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“I’d never seen (Big Shoes) before,” Cloud said. “The stock contractor (Jeff Flitton) said he was a nice little black bull that would probably get me around 82 points and qualify me for the short go. He turned out to be a bit better than that. He had a good day.”

In retrospect, you’d have to say he had a great day, a nice surprise leading to an even better surprise a day later.


3. Echols fuels NFR bid with X Bulls title in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Cole Echols concedes that he’s “pretty darned tired of watching the NFR on television,” and he’s doing his level best to make sure he has a more up-close-and-personal experience this December.

The ease of Echols’ win at the March 22 Austin Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event was calculated to lift his confidence in that regard while also encouraging a bit of bandwagon jumping by those who might previously have doubted the Elm Grove, La., cowboy’s chances.

Echols tied for second place in the first round with an 84-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Crusader – a bull he had just ridden in San Antonio (Texas) – and then came back to win the short go, covering Good Times of the Andrews Rodeo string for 88 points.

His total of 172 points was 10 points better than Rorey Maier and Cody Campbell, who tied for second place, and Echols’ earnings of $3,529 lifted his season total to $26,538 – more than he’s had in any single full season since 2007.

“I probably had around $30,000 at this point in the season (in 2007),” Echols said. “I did pretty well at San Antonio (Texas), Denver and Tucson (Ariz.) that year, and still didn’t make it into the (Wrangler) National Finals Rodeo. I just didn’t do much in the summer (and finished a career-best 20th).

“It feels really good to be in the position I’m in right now, and if I can just have a decent summer this time, I’ll be in good shape.”

Echols has wedged his way into the world top 10 with wins in Henderson, Texas (89 points), Shreveport, La. (90 points), and now the Austin Xtreme Bulls.

It is the first time he’s won three bull riding events (he also team ropes) in the same season since 2009 and it probably represents the longest stretch of consistency in his career, although he was hard-pressed to say why.

“Things just seem to have come together better for me the last couple of years,” Echols said. “I think I’m taking care of my business a little bit better and I don’t seem to have slumps like I used to do. And I’ve been healthy. I’ve broken both my legs at different times in my career and that set me back.”

Echols, Maier and Campbell were the only contestants to have qualified rides in both rounds. Fourth place in the average went to Corey Navarre, who won the first round with an 88-point ride on JT’s Lightning Rod of the D&H Cattle pen.

• It’s clear that bareback rider Jared Smith is healthy again and ready to make a run at returning to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the first time since 2007. The Florida native was already seventh in the world standings entering the March 22-24 weekend and he held his ground with a pair of titles in Texas. Smith shared the YMBL Championship Rodeo win with three-time World Champion Will Lowe in Beaumont and won the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo & Steer Show outright for total earnings of $2,967. Smith’s collarbone was separated from his sternum at the 2012 Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (he now lives in Cross Plains, Texas) and he was only able to compete in three PRCA rodeos last season, finishing 107th in the world standings with $1,840. “My focus has changed and I’m not sore every time I get on a bucking horse,” Smith said earlier this winter. “I’m craving getting on them now. I always loved riding the good ones, but now I’m ready to get on anything.” Smith was one of three cowboys to double dip at the Texas rodeos. Tie-down roper Seth Childers won in Nacogdoches in 7.5 seconds and in Beaumont in 8.3 seconds, while 2009 World Champion Saddle Bronc rider Jesse Kruse shared the Nacogdoches win with Rhys Angland and Heith DeMoss (82 points each) and won the Beaumont title outright with an 85-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Cherry Creek. It was an especially good week for Childers, 30, who also won a round at Rodeo Austin (Texas) for total earnings of $6,624. The other champions at the $55,888 rodeo at Ford Park Arena in Beaumont were steer wrestler Cole Edge (4.2 seconds), team ropers Drew Horner and Buddy Hawkins II (5.3 seconds), bull rider Jeff Askey (87 points) and barrel racer Jessi Eagleberger (13.18 seconds). At the $36,496 rodeo in Nacogdoches, the other winners were steer wrestler Logan Gledhill (3.7 seconds), team ropers Luke Brown and Kollin VonAhn (4.0 seconds) and bull riders Joe Frost and Beau Hill (86 points each).

• The Southeastern Circuit had two “natural” all-around wins over the March 22-24 weekend, which is to say Ivan Bruised Head was the all-around champion at the Fort Myers ProRodeo in North Fort Myers, Fla., by winning the steer wrestling (3.4 seconds) and tie-down roping (11.8 seconds), while Zeb Chapman was the all-around titlist at the Southeastern ProRodeo in Ocala, Fla., on the strength of winning the team roping with Tom Bourne (5.4 seconds) and the tie-down roping (8.5 seconds). There was nearly a third such double in the circuit. Justin Thigpen claimed the all-around title at the Cotton Blossom Roundup in Nashville, Ga., by winning the tie-down roping (8.5 seconds) and finishing second in the steer wrestling to Brian Barefoot by a tenth of a second (3.9 seconds to 4.0).

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


4. World Champion Bull Rider Quintana dies in plane crash

            John Quintana, the 1972 world champion bull rider and a six-time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo, died March 25 in a plane crash near Roma in western Queensland, Australia. He was 65.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the crash occurred shortly after take-off from Roma Airport, destroying the aircraft and killing Quintana and noted livestock agent Charlie Maher, 48, instantly.

Four investigators from the ATSB were dispatched to the crash site at Hartley Lane in Orange Hill to begin their investigation.

The team is expected to remain at the scene, about 1.3 miles north of the Roma airport, for four days. Crash debris was scattered over 500 yards in an open field.

Quintana’s plane, confirmed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to be a Cessna 210, crashed about 5:30 a.m. The men were en route to Cloncurry and they then planned to fly to the Northern Territory to conduct cattle business.

Quintana immigrated to Australia in the late 1980s and became a prominent figure in the beef industry and rural property sales. He started exporting live cattle to Southeast Asia in 1991 from his Waterloo station in the northwest.

He purchased Killarney station in 2001 for $21 million and since selling it in 2007, Quintana had operated from a property in Toowoomba, in southern Queensland, just 79 miles west of the capital city of Brisbane.

“Both those blokes were really well respected within the industry,” Ray White Livestock official Bruce Smith told The Australian newspaper, “and to lose them both in the one accident is a huge tragedy.”

Quintana twice set world records for the highest-scored bull rides, a 94-point mark on Minick Rodeo Company’s V-61 in Gladewater, Texas, in 1971 and then a 96- pointer on Beutler Brothers & Cervi Rodeo’s Number 17 at the Helldorado Days Rodeo in Las Vegas in 1974.

The 96-point score remained the record for three years, until Don Gay had a 97-point outing on Rodeo Stock Contractors Inc.’s Oscar in San Francisco in 1977.


5. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Beau Schroeder was airlifted to Las Vegas after a bad wreck at the Fort Mohave Classic Xtreme Bulls event March 24 left him with two collapsed lungs and a torn trachea. Surgery to repair the trachea was performed that night at the University Medical Center. Schroeder will have a tracheostomy tube in his neck for six weeks and will be unable to speak. He is reportedly texting family and friends from the Intensive Care Unit. Schroeder, of China, Texas, won the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo average title in December and finished fourth in the 2012 world standings … Rising bull riding star Jacob O’Mara broke his left leg in the short round of Rodeo Austin on March 21 and had surgery performed by Dr. Frosty Moore of the Justin SportsMedicine team the following day in Austin. A rod was implanted and attached to O’Mara’s tibia with three screws. He is home in Prairieville, La., resting and is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 months. When O’Mara qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2011 he was (at 20 years, three month) the youngest competitor in the field and responded to the challenge remarkably. He won Round 3 with an 88.5-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Big Iron, finished sixth in the average and fifth in the final world standings with earnings of $151,706 … The Association of Rodeo Committees (ARC) has launched a new website ( to keep its members and others in the rodeo industry better informed about the ARC’s initiatives. The ARC was organized in 1979 to ensure that rodeo committees and producers (who have substantial investment and financial risk in sponsorship of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeos) are provided an effective, influential, and independent voice in the management and evolution of the sport of professional rodeo. “ARC exists to help promote rodeo committees and their efforts, and this site serves that purpose,” said Gary Williams, ARC’s Chairman of the Board and also the committee chairman for La Fiesta de los Vaqueros in Tucson … Eight-time World Champion Bull Rider Don Gay will be inducted into the Will Roger Stampede PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame March 30 at the Rodeo Legends Banquet in Claremore, Okla., along with steer wrestler Jim Smith, saddle bronc rider Sammy Groves, barrel racer Tana Poppino and committee members Henry and Phillipa Orr. Groves won the Claremore rodeo five times and Smith has three titles there. Tickets are $25 and include a hog roast dinner and entertainment by Western Jubilee recording artist Don Edwards and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell. For more details, visit … The Redding (Calif.) Rodeo went big when they chose the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade, going with the National Guard’s 132nd Multi Roll Bridge Company. Led by Captain Adam Rix, all 185 returned safely last month from a tour of duty in Afghanistan and they will lead the May 18 parade through downtown. “We hope the people of Redding will show up in force to thank these young people for their brave service to our country,” said Tom Spade, a spokesman for the rodeo’s volunteer group the Asphalt Cowboys … For the second consecutive year, the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up will be marketing a commemorative bottle of wine from Tehama Oaks Winery ( with a rodeo label. Local barrel racer Nellie Williams Miller has the honors this year with her photo appearing on “Wild West Blend,” a melding of Merlot, Syrah and Petite Syrah wines. The inaugural rodeo wine featured Growney Brothers’ famed bull Red Rock on the label … Long-time PRCA bareback and saddle bronc rider Pat Burke died Jan. 5 at his home in Fall River, Kan., after a battle with cancer. He was 86. Burke won the bareback riding at Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg) in 1956 on one of the great horses of the era, Jesse James. Stock contractor E.C. Roberts once named a bucking horse “Pat Burke” to honor his friend and his love of the sport … Australian Guy McLean, a PRCA permit holder as a specialty act, won the prestigious Road to the Horse world championship March 16 in Lexington, Ky., for the second consecutive year.  The Road to the Horse competition ( takes three or four internationally known, elite horse trainers and clinicians and puts them up against each other in head-to-head competition. Each contestant chooses a horse out of the remuda, a group of 10 horses, and begins building a relationship between horse and human. Unlike a horse show, these competitors are judged not only on a final test of skill, but the means-to-the-end result. The goal of Road to the Horse is to teach horsemen and women that natural horsemanship is a kinder, gentler way of working with horses …PRCA permit holder Uhuru Adem of Bakersfield, Calif., who is leading the West Coast Region collegiate saddle bronc riding standings, had his saddle, boots, chaps and spurs stolen from a friend’s truck March 17 in Clovis, Calif. Adem’s Fresno State University teammates are raising money to either replace the saddle or post a reward for the stolen saddle’s return.



“I hope they follow their own dreams. When I was younger, I wanted to be a cowboy, so I did it. We’re going to support them in whatever they want to do.”

– Three-time World Champion Bareback Rider Will Lowe, talking about what he wants for his two kids’ futures.


6. Next Up

March 28     ABC ProRodeo, Lubbock, Texas, begins

April 2         Walker County Fair & Rodeo steer roping permit section, Huntsville, Texas

April 4         Young County Rodeo, Graham, Texas, begins

April 4         Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Oklahoma City, begins

April 5         PRCA Championship Rodeo, Fargo, N.D., begins

April 5         Walker County Fair & Rodeo, Huntsville, Texas, begins



7. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:     Rhen Richard………….……$28,011

BB:      Kaycee Feild…………………$38,199

SW:     Casey Martin………….……..$40,298

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

TR-2    Tommy Zuniga……….…….$30,128

SB       Cody Wright………….…….$37,899

TD       Sterling Smith………………$31,021

BR       Josh Koschel………………..$47,741

SR       Chet Herren…………………$22,415



Through March 25, 2013



1.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                     $28,011

2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        25,445

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       22,357

4.    Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    13,685

5.    Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        13,610

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

7.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              10,867

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

9.    Alan Frierson, O’Brien, Fla.                                               8,196

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

11.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                              6,796


Bareback Riding

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

2.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               29,446

3.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     27,635

4.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         24,390

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

6.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              19,821

7.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     19,122

8.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             18,817

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

10.  Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            14,809

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

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

13.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             13,149

14.  Clint Laye, Odessa, Texas                                               13,105

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

16.  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France                                          11,334

17.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                       10,615

18.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           10,581

19.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       10,562

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


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $40,298

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

3.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     25,205

4.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       19,584

5.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    19,288

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

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

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.  Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         12,823

13.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  12,106

14.  Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.                                   11,316

15.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    10,473

16.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                        10,099

17.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           10,082

18.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                             8,545

19.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                           8,335

20.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                               7,868


Team Roping (header)

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

2.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             24,465

3.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         21,939

4.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    20,637

5.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 17,447

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

7.    Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  14,807

8.    Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  14,775

9.    Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                14,257

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

11.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  12,755

12.  Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                         12,716

13.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    12,542

14.  Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                           12,339

15.  Tate Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                      12,088

16.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                        11,571

17.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   11,342

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

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

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


Team Roping (heeler)

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

2.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              24,465

3.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            22,616

4.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             22,036

5.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               21,939

6.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              16,638

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

8.    Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         14,275

9.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 13,083

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

11.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      12,781

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

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

14.  Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas                                        11,449

15.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                11,362

16.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                   11,206

17.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    11,192

18.  York Gill, Stephenville, Texas                                         10,971

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

20.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       10,403


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $37,899

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

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

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            21,606

5.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             20,483

6.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             19,782

7.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 18,586

8.    Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     16,554

9.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             13,470

10.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                       12,930

11.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       12,350

12.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        11,803

13.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               11,270

14.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 10,862

15.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              10,694

16.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               10,625

17.  Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                   10,540

18.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  10,286

19.  Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.                                          10,244

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


Tie-down Roping

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

2.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        28,490

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            24,064

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

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

6.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                    20,048

7.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         18,741

8.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       17,608

9.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              16,773

10.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      14,892

11.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    14,610

12.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        13,970

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

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

15.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   12,751

16.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        12,579

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

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

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.                                              40,596

3.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                36,811

4.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                35,543

5.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             34,670

6.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      34,094

7.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               28,826

8.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            26,956

9.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           26,538

10.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              25,149

11.  Cheyne Olney, Kennewick, Wash.                                  23,472

12.  Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                       22,129

13.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                          21,126

14.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                20,417

15.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        19,989

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

17.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 17,548

18.  Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                17,413

19.  Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                         15,627

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

*2013 Barrel Racing (through March 25, 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                                                       $35,569

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                                                   33,984

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

4. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                                               27,124

5. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                                                        25,830

6. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                                               25,522

7. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                                                  22,908

8. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                                              22,087

9. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                                              21,953

10. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                                             21,162

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

12. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                                                17,750

13. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                                                         16,012

14. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas                                                         13,867

15. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                                           13,707

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

17. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                                          12,615

18. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta                                                          12,609

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

20. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                                                     10,994


9. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through March 25, 2013


Bareback Riding

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

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

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                16,972

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

5.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      10,217

6.    Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

7.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                          7,082

8.    Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

9.    Clint Laye, Odessa, Texas                                                  6,471

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

11.  Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                    5,982

12.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                                 5,158

13.  Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.                                            4,667

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

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

16.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 2,782

17.  Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.                                          2,567

18.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                           2,211

19.  Dustin Smith, Rome, Ga.                                                   2,105

20.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                                1,928


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.    Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                        10,562

5.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                        9,051

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

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

8.    Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                              6,864

9.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                              5,696

10.  Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                               5,404

11.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                       4,913

12.  Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                            4,222

13.  Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                                4,176

14.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                           3,837

15.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                     3,684

16.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                     3,611

17.  Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                       3,439

       Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            3,439

19.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                                2,854

20.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                         2,821


Team Roping-Header

1.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                            $17,205

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

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

4.    Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas                                 8,881

5.    Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                   7,778

6.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                            7,602

7.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                              6,783

8.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                     6,080

9.    Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                            5,649

10.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                    4,558

11.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                              4,421

Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                    4,421

13.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                                 3,439

Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas                                      3,439

15.  Adam Rose, Willard, Mo.                                                  3,344

16.  Tate Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                         3,325

17.  Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                            3,151

18.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                      3,073

Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                           3,073

20.  Arky Rogers, Lipan, Texas                                                 2,908

       Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.                                      2,908


Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                             $17,205

2.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                   14,246

3.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                              13,443

4.    Justin Copp, Krum, Texas                                                  8,881

5.    Derrick Peterson, Stillwell, Kan.                                        7,778

6.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                               7,602

7.    Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                         6,783

8.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                    5,834

9.    Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                           5,649

10.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                               4,558

11.  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                             4,421

John Robertson, Polson, Mont.                                          4,421

13.  Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                                        3,439

Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                                 3,439

15.  Billie Saebens, Nowata, Okla.                                            3,344

16.  Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas                                           3,325

17.  Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                                  3,151

18.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       3,073

Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                      3,073

20.  Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo.                                              2,908

Cole Davison, Madisonville, Texas                                    2,908


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                  $16,293

2.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                  13,265

3.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                     11,708

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             10,766

5.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                              9,011

6.    Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

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

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

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

10.  Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                                5,968

11.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  5,649

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

13.  Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                                4,757

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

15.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                                4,339

16.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                    3,918

17.  Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.                                                 3,684

18.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                                 2,948

19.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                          2,456

20.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                           2,211


Tie Down Roping

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

2.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  13,755

3.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

4.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             10,078

5.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

6.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                            8,585

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

8.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                          5,625

9.    Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                         4,803

10.  Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                            4,667

11.  Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.                                          4,516

12.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                           4,421

13.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                           3,930

Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                            3,930

15.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                          3,814

16.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                            3,684

17.  Seth Childers, Cameron, Texas                                          3,256

18.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                             3,001

19.  Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                         2,948

       Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.                                            2,948


Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                             $16,866

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       13,128

4.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                  9,086

5.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                   5,313

6.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                4,667

7.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               4,644

8.    Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   4,458

9.    Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                            4,401

10.  Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan.                                           3,930

11.  Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.                                       3,879

12.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              3,684

13.  Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                                 3,516

14.  Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                         3,439

Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                   3,439

16.  Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           3,308

17.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                    3,193

18.  Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah                                                   3,128

19.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                             3,033

20.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                            2,948

10. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through March 25, 2013

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

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

3.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                 20,613

4.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                        19,602

5.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                 18,629

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                15,662

7.    Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                          14,526

8.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              13,970

9.    Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         13,951

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

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

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

13.  Cheyne Olney, Kennewick, Wash.                                   11,459

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

15.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                    7,425

16.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   7,351

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

18.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              7,137

19.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               7,117

20.  Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                         7,077