REDDING, Calif. – Shane Hanchey is only 23 years old, but looked far into the future after winning the tie-down roping at the inaugural Wrangler Champions Challenge on May 18.

“When I’m old and in my rocking chair, I can tell my grandchildren I won the first Champions Challenge,” Hanchey said with a smile. “This is a big event and it’s an honor to win against all the great people that were here tonight.”

Hanchey was the 2009 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Resistol Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year, and has already pocketed more than $500,000 in his short career. Bright and thoughtful, he has high hopes for the future of rodeo and thinks the Wrangler Champions Challenge is the way to get there.

“We want to be as big as the professional sports we watch on TV,” said Hanchey, who enthusiastically watches football, basketball and baseball whenever possible. “We know our (rodeo) fan base can grow, and the Champions Challenge is a step in the right direction.”

Hanchey preached patience, and said he liked the PRCA’s plan to have sponsors for teams of cowboys in the future.

“We need the right sponsors and the right teams,” Hanchey said. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this is a great beginning.”

Each event in the Wrangler Champions Challenge pitted 10 of the top performers in the world in a one-head competition. Those who qualified were the top seven from the 2012 world standings and the rodeo’s defending champions, along with the world standings leader and Million Dollar Tour standings leader as of 30 days prior to the event.

Hanchey was the eighth of 10 cowboys to compete in tie-down roping. Tuf Cooper – his good friend since the age of 12 – was the event leader at 8.4 seconds. Hanchey was clocked in 8.3 seconds and it held up for the victory.

“I knew I had a great calf and just had to take advantage of it,” he said.

Hanchey qualified the last three years for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and finished fifth in the 2012 world standings. His previous highlight of 2013 was winning the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver, Colo.

Three more Wrangler Champions Challenge events are scheduled this year: Sept. 18 in Amarillo, Texas; Oct. 5 in Kissimmee, Fla.; and Oct. 31 in Winnie, Texas.

Hanchey said he’d love to win again in Amarillo.

“This is the best against the best, so you never know whose day it’ll be,” he said. “I know it’d be great to win it again.”

The other inaugural Wrangler Champions Challenge winners were bareback rider Will Lowe (86 points), steer wrestler Bray Armes (4.4 seconds), team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Dugan Kelly (4.9 seconds), saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss (87.5 points), bull rider Cole Echols (90 points) and barrel racer Mary Walker (17.10 seconds).


2. Proctor provides the drama on final night of Redding Rodeo

REDDING, Calif. – Shane Proctor was thankful for a re-ride, and made the most of his second chance to win the bull riding at the Redding Rodeo May 17 and tie the season’s best score with 93 points.

Redding Rodeo officials said the ride was one point shy of the arena record. Proctor’s score eclipsed the 90 points posted by Ty Pozzobon on Thursday and by Chandler Bownds earlier on Friday night.

“This was a rank bull riding,” Proctor said. “Two 90s and an 88 … this was tough to win.”

Proctor was nearly bucked off by Growney Brothers’ Touch of Class early in the ride, but recovered and thrilled the big crowd at this Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver rodeo.

The 93-point score equaled the season best in PRCA competition, joining Brett Stall (Denver) and Tyler Smith (Guymon, Okla.).

“I was about as far bucked off as I could be and stay on,” Proctor said. “I’ve been on that bull once before and he bucked me off. I was happy to get him for the re-ride; I knew he’s a good one. He was exceptional tonight. I think he was better than me, but I was good enough.”

After the ride, Proctor leaped onto the fence to avoid the hard-charging Touch of Class, while clutching his sore left shoulder. He was examined by the Justin Sportsmedicine team moments later, and was told his shoulder was not dislocated.

“It’s pretty sore. I dislocated it a couple of weeks ago,” Proctor said. “I’ve been wearing a brace, but didn’t tonight. It’s been feeling pretty good.”

Proctor also finished in a four-way tie for third place in the saddle bronc riding and his combined earnings of $5,881 allowed him to win the all-around title.

The Grand Coulee, Wash., native has a well-earned reputation for toughness. In 2008, he won the Toughest Cowboy reality television competition, earning $35,000 and the Jager Ranch, a 36.5-acre parcel of land near Pueblo, Colo.

The other champions at this $171,972 rodeo were bareback riders Kaycee Feild, Winn Ratliff and Seth Hardwick (84 points each), steer wrestler Trevor Knowles (7.4 seconds on two head), team ropers Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz (12.6 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Dustin Flundra (84 points), tie-down roper Trent Creager (15.7 seconds on two head) and barrel racer Trula Churchill (34.56 seconds on two runs).


3. Kastner caps big week in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Trevor Kastner doesn’t care whether a rodeo is held at a large arena with plenty of tradition, or at a make-shift rodeo setup which is usually a parking lot – and he thrived at both last weekend.

Following a solid performance in California, Kastner posted a dominating ride on Flying U Rodeo Company’s Gold Rush to win the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days.

His 89-point effort earned him $3,477; not bad for a guy riding a bull he knew nothing about.

“I didn’t know too much about him and had never seen him, so I looked him up and he looked pretty good on paper,” Kastner said of Gold Rush. “He came out of the gate strong to the left and then turned back right; he was a good bull.”

The Helldorado Days, which take place in an outdoor arena that is built and taken down in a matter of days, offer a different feel to the competitors. For Kastner, anywhere he can get on a bull has a feeling of home.

“This was my first time ever going to that rodeo, and it was pretty neat because it was different than other rodeos,” he said. “They just set it up in the middle of a parking lot, which you see at a few places, but not a lot. It was a nice change.”

Kastner’s big week began in Redding, Calif., where he split sixth at the Redding Rodeo – which was held in a traditional rodeo arena. He followed that with an 83-point ride at the Wrangler Champions Challenge, which was good enough for second place and a check for $3,000.

In all, Kastner made $7,077 at the three rodeos, and moved into third place in the May 20 world standings with $42,252. Considering Kastner had cooled off recently after a fast start to 2013, he’s ecstatic to have such a large weekend.

“It feels great, especially because I had a decent week last week, but before that I had a slow period of a month or so,” he said. “Every year I think I get a little better because I keep getting more experience, and after each season I try to set my goals a little higher.”

The other winners at the $95,686 rodeo were all-around cowboy B.J. Campbell ($2,256 in steer wrestling and team roping), bareback rider Ty Breuer (84 points), steer wrestler Billy Bugenig (4.0 seconds), team ropers Campbell and Clint Harry (4.3 seconds), saddle bronc rider Cody Wright (87 points), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (7.8 seconds) and barrel racer Jody Sheffield (15.57 seconds).


Other rodeo highlights

• Trell Etbauer had a successful trip to Vernon, Texas, over the weekend, winning the all-around and steer wrestling titles at the Santa Rosa Roundup, as well as placing fourth in the tie-down roping. The 28-year-old won the steer wrestling with a blazing time of 3.1 seconds, which was an entire second better than the man who finished behind Etbauer – 7-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Stockton Graves. Etbauer earned $1,701 for his steer wrestling conquest, and added another $771 in the tie-down roping, finishing fourth with a time of 11.1 seconds. It was Etbauer’s first all-around title of 2013, after earning 10 such wins last season.

• While most cowboys were hitting the Texas and California rodeos over the weekend, Justin Thigpen did some damage down south. Thigpen won the all-around at both the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo and the Lowry’s 4L Ranch Rodeo in Summerville, Ga. He won the tie-down roping and took sixth in the steer wrestling in Franklin, earning $2,084, and then won the steer wrestling and placed second in the tie-down roping in Summerville, collecting another $1,069.

• Jack Vanderlans placed in both the tie-down roping and the steer wrestling to win the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo all-around title, and $1,207. Not only is Ramona close to both his childhood home of Fallbrook, and his current Temecula residence, but it is also where Vanderlans filled his PRCA permit in 2001. The rodeo is also special to Vanderlans because his hazer, Mason Malone, graduated from Ramona High School in 2009.


4. Hall of Famer Shoat Webster passes away

            ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee and four-time World Champion Steer Roper Shoat Webster passed away May 20, in Bartlesville, Okla. He was 88.

Webster won back-to-back steer roping gold buckles twice, in 1949-50, and again in 1954-55. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 as part of the inaugural class, and is one of only 11 steer ropers to be enshrined.

In addition to his four world titles, Webster finished runner-up in the world standings three times. He also won the Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Pendleton Roundup four times each.

“Back in his day, Shoat Webster was huge,” said rodeo announcer Justin McKee, who grew up watching Webster rope, and later married Webster’s niece, Jeannie. “In the rodeo towns that had steer roping like Cheyenne and Pendleton, there wasn’t a bigger celebrity in those towns than Shoat. He was the king; he was Elvis.

“What made him one of the best of all time is that he worked harder than everybody else. If you talk to anybody who was ever around him, they would tell you he was physically the toughest man they’d ever been around, and that would include any bull rider, bronc rider or bulldogger.”

Webster started roping at a young age, and competed at his first rodeo at 15. Although he was mostly known for his steer roping talents, Webster also competed in tie-down roping and steer wrestling, which led to numerous all-around titles along the way.

Webster retired from rodeo in 1989 at the age of 64, after 49 years of active competition.

In a 2005 ProRodeo Sports News interview, Webster estimated that he went to “about 36 rodeos per year,” and that he “won 34 out of the 36 rodeos” he went to. “My winning percentage was really up there,” he said.

Webster is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; son Shoat Jr. and daughter Cathey Forrest; sisters Franny Gasche, Helen Courtney and Betty Straw; one grandson and two great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Cowboy Capital Fellowship in Lenapah, Okla.

5. Canton undergoes surgery after accident

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Ricky Canton, who holds the world record for the fastest tie-down roping run and has qualified 15 times for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, underwent emergency surgery on May 16 after being injured when a horse fell on him at his Navasota, Texas, ranch.

Canton was trying to get some calves away from the Koi pond he had just built his wife, Christy, for Mother’s Day, when the old rope horse he was riding slipped on a patch of wet grass and flipped over backwards and landed on him.

“The saddle horn bruised his pelvis really badly and we think it was his belt buckle that severed veins in his abdomen,” said Christy Coleman-Canton. “He was alone at the ranch, about 60 feet from the back door, but was able to get himself over to house and get to the phone. He called 911 and then me … I was in the truck and drove like a mad woman to get back.

“When I got there he was on the porch in a pool of blood, just him and our dog, Rudy. I don’t think I’ve even seen so much blood. I had called friends to come help and some of them, including (former WNFR team roper) Todd Arthur got there before the ambulance. We started applying pressure to stop the bleeding … trying to help any way we could think of.”

In short order, there were two ambulances, a fire truck and a helicopter on the premises and Canton was life-flighted about 30 miles to the St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas.

CAT scans determined he had suffered no broken bones, but he was immediately taken in for what turned out to be more than two hours of surgery to repair the severed veins and close an 8-10-inch gash in his abdomen.

Canton is undergoing a course of antibiotics and painkillers, but is expected to make a full recovery.

“One of the doctors told us that if the gash had been a half-inch longer it would have cut the primary artery and that could have killed him or cost him his leg,” Coleman-Canton said. “He hurts pretty much everywhere and the injuries were bad … but we were very, very lucky.”


6. Pendleton® Whisky Honors Tradition with New Legendary Cowboy Program

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Pendleton® Whisky, the official spirit of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the presenting sponsor of the All American ProRodeo Series, announced the launch of its Legendary Cowboy program, a platform designed to honor and encourage professional rodeo cowboys currently competing in both a roughstock event and a timed event at PRCA-sanctioned rodeos across the country.

PRCA members 21 years of age and older interested in applying can log on to thePendleton Whisky website beginning Monday, May 20 at noon EST.

Applicants must compete in at least two events consisting of one roughstock event and one timed event, and display Pendleton Whisky brand values including integrity and hard work.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 20. Those selected to participate in the 2013 Pendleton Whisky Legendary Cowboy program will receive a $100 gas card and an official Pendleton Whisky Legendary Cowboy patch.

“Cowboys who compete at both ends of the arena today are rare, and we want to recognize those who are up to the challenge,” said Ron Dodge, Hood River Distillers president and CEO. “We are looking forward to the possibilities of this program and supporting those true, all-around cowboys.”

Pendleton Whisky, born of the rich tradition of one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the world, was uniquely founded in history and heritage. The Pendleton Whisky Legendary Cowboy program was established to continue those rich traditions and heritage by identifying all-around cowboys to further promote the brand in the western lifestyle industry.

For more information, please visit For more news from Pendleton Whisky, find them on Facebook at


7. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Dustin Elliott, the 2004 world champion bull rider and a four-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, announced on May 16 that he was retiring from a career in ProRodeo that “was so much more than I ever expected.” Elliott joined the PRCA in 2001 – the same year he won the College National Finals Rodeo bull riding championship for Chadron (Neb.) State – and remained one of the sport’s elite competitors for more than a dozen years with career earnings of $719,330. At the time of his retirement, Elliott was 27th in the world standings and within striking distance of a fifth Wrangler NFR berth; in addition to his gold buckle season, he qualified in 2005, 2006 and 2010. “I’ve always told myself there will be a day I wake up and not want to ride anymore, and that day was April 10th,” Elliott wrote on a Facebook post Thursday morning. “I’ve thought about it for a month, and the drive just isn’t there like it used to be. I have other endeavors I’d like to embark on. I will stay involved in the sport in some way or another, and that door is open. My career was so much more than I ever expected as a kid (growing up in John Day) Oregon. I accomplished almost every goal I ever set.” Elliott lives in North Platte, Neb., with his wife, Cynthia, and their twins, Ethan and Emma … Six-time Wrangler NFR team roper Charly Crawford will miss 4-6 weeks of action after suffering a broken shoulder blade in Lipan, Texas, last week. Crawford – who missed the Redding Rodeo – hopes to return in time for the Reno Rodeo June 21-29. The injury was to his right (roping arm) shoulder, but did not require surgery …Mike Beers, the 1984 team roping world champion, and a 24-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, has been selected for induction in the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame in the rodeo contestant category. Beers grew up in Rufus, Ore., and has been competing at his home state’s biggest rodeo since 1977. Three times he won the all-around title there (1985, 1995, 1997); he also earned a share of the 1995 tie-down roping title and won the steer roping in 2004. “You can win a round at the National Finals, you can win a round at St. Paul (Ore.) or San Antonio, and I have won all those rodeos,” Beers told Butch Thurman of the East Oregonian, “but when you win the Pendleton Round-Up, there’s nothing like that victory lap on Saturday. Probably the biggest thrill for me was the year I won the all-around and I had my two boys with me on the victory lap.” Joining Beers in the 2013 induction class are Betty Branstetter(volunteer) and Echo “Magic” (animal participant). The formal ceremony will be held at the annual banquet on Sept. 8 … Former Badlands Circuit bull rider Tom Solberg will be inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora June 22 … The city of Payson, Utah, unveiled a statue entitled “Our Champions” on May 14 to honor local rodeo champions Lewis FeildKaycee Feild and Wesley Silcox, along with barrelman/clown Troy Lerwill. “Back during my rodeo career, I was out representing Utah by myself,” Lewis Feild told The Daily Herald. “Now there is a group from Utah and they are the best there is. They are a great bunch of cowboys. Having this statue makes you feel like what you did was worth it.” … The Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) will put on a free roughstock rodeo camp from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 25. The camp will take place at the Will Rogers Round Up Club Arena and will offer lessons on safety, chute procedures and what to do when a ride is complete. Students can register at … The 131st Silver Spurs Rodeo of Champions in Kissimmee, Fla., is offering free admission for military personnel with official identification at its May 31 and June 1 performances … Snow College (Ephraim, Utah) has announced that the school has begun assembling an Intercollegiate Rodeo Team, which will begin competition this fall. Athletic Director Rob Nielson said the coeducational team will compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) in the Rocky Mountain Region. Kendra Sagers has been named the head coach, and is currently looking nationwide to comprise the team. “We are excited to have this team up and running,” Sagers said. “We are looking forward to being competitive in NIRA competition this fall.” … The Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo parade will be led by honorary grand marshal Michael Clayton on June 1. Clayton, a local lawyer, was selected due to his community involvement, particularly with military service members and veterans. Each Veterans Day, Clayton serves a free barbecue lunch to thousands of veterans and current service members, as well as their families, at his Santa Maria law office …

John Tallchief, a PRCA Gold Card member and a qualifier for the National Finals Steer Roping in 1962, died May 7 at his home in Fairfax, Okla., at the age of 95. He served as an Osage Tribal Councilman for 24 years (1970-94) and served in the military during World War II in the South Pacific.



“It was a mutual deal. We were second twice and it came down to the final steer (for a world championship) all three years. It worked out best for us (and) I expect to be battling Travis for a world title this year.”

— Team roper Clay Tryan, telling Joe Kusek of the Billings Gazette how he happened to switch partners this year, going from Travis Graves to reigning World Champion Jade Corkill. Tryan and Graves each earned $510,175 over their three seasons together.


8. Next Up

May 23         Rodeo Killeen (Texas) begins

May 24         Pony Express Days Rodeo, Eagle Mountain, Utah, begins

May 24         Hinton (Okla.) Crosstie PRCA Rodeo begins

May 24         Poteau (Okla.) Frontier Rodeo begins

May 24         Cowboy Capital ProRodeo, Bandera, Texas, begins

May 24         Bonnyville (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

May 24         Will Rogers Stampede, Claremore, Okla., begins

May 25         Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.

May 25         The Last Stand Rodeo, Coulee City, Wash., begins

May 25         Maah Daah Hey Stampede, Grassy Butte, Mont., begins

May 25         Marysville (Calif.) Stampede begins


9. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….….…..$47,938

BB:       Kaycee Feild..……………….$48,924

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$45,633

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$33,817

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$36,925

SB:        Cody Wright………….……..$48,147

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$44,739

BR:        Josh Koschel………………..$53,964

SR:        Chet Herren…………………$25,186



Through May 20, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $47,938

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             39,271

3.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       31,609

4.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       29,058

5.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        24,159

6.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              23,022

7.    Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        16,762

8.    Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            16,586

9.    Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           16,367

10.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    16,191

11.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 15,261

12.  Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.                           14,500

13.  Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                          12,889

14.  Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas                               10,139

15.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                              9,731

16.  Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                              8,858

17.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                          8,688

18.  Alan Frierson, O’Brien, Fla.                                              8,636


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 $48,924

2.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             46,550

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               37,365

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     34,180

5.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         27,991

6.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             26,031

7.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       24,672

8.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              24,125

9.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     23,519

10.  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                23,187

11.  Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            23,063

12.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             21,350

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

14.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                          18,065

15.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              17,770

16.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          14,178

17.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        12,817

18.  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France                                          12,429

19.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          12,108

20.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                       11,813


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $45,633

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

3.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     26,757

4.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         25,814

5.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    24,146

6.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            22,247

7.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       22,096

8.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              21,814

9.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      21,411

10.  Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     20,989

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

12.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            16,099

13.  Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                        14,669

14.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  14,562

15.  Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla.                                          13,480

16.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           12,863

17.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                    12,729

18.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                             12,580

19.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    11,901

20.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                         11,531


Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         $33,817

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             32,413

3.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             31,242

4.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                            28,300

5.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             27,778

6.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    24,604

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

8.    Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    21,637

9.    Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  21,001

10.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   18,846

11.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 18,653

12.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                        18,272

13.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              17,241

14.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  17,206

15.  Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                         15,371

16.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                15,169

17.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         14,754

18.  Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         14,458

19.  Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz.                            14,290

20.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  14,133


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $36,925

2.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  32,413

3.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              31,242

4.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             26,003

5.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            23,822

6.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               22,981

7.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       22,415

8.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    20,722

9.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                19,429

10.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              18,809

11.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   18,362

12.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                   17,906

13.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 17,737

14.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         17,644

15.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      16,698

16.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    15,513

17.  Jaytin McCright, Canyon, Texas                                     14,715

18.  Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            14,458

19.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                13,996

20.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                12,933


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $48,147

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   38,672

3.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             32,784

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            31,162

5.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    23,531

6.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              22,010

7.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             21,832

8.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 21,025

9.    Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               17,109

10.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                               16,812

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

12.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              16,286

13.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 15,658

14.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             14,354

15.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                       13,764

16.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  13,062

17.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        13,051

18.  Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.                                           12,664

19.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               12,591

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


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $44,739

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            39,623

3.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        36,663

4.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         27,238

5.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              25,922

6.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,690

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

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

9.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       21,206

10.  Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            21,141

11.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         20,292

12.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        19,996

13.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       15,829

14.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   15,780

15.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                       15,599

16.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                              15,204

17.  Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       15,111

18.  Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.                                                15,009

19.  Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                         14,958

20.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      14,892


Steer Roping

1.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                       $25,186

2.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       23,669

3.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           22,149

4.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            21,279

5.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           20,917

6.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       16,435

7.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           15,303

8.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       15,181

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        14,548

10.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                              12,554

11.  Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        11,460

12.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      10,955

13.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                               10,060

14.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                    9,326

15.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                             9,156

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

17.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                             8,571

18.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                     7,827

19.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                       7,333

20.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                             6,408


Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                            $53,964

2.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                47,347

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      42,252

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

5.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             35,588

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

7.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                34,732

8.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               31,275

9.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           30,754

10.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            29,297

11.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 28,269

12.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              26,127

13.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                   25,102

14.  Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                       22,716

15.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        22,366

16.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                21,803

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

18.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                         20,573

19.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 20,111

20.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 19,111


*2013 Barrel Racing (through May 20, 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                           $46,652

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                           39,507

3. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                   34,252

4. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                 34,202

5. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                            31,174

6. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                   30,544

7. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                 28,828

8. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                      28,380

9. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                      27,707

10. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                27,426

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

12. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                             26,881

13. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                               25,074

14. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                    21,020

15. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                             20,362

16. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.            19,783

17. Cindy Smith, Hobbs, N.M.                                     17,449

18. Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M.                        16,652

19. Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif.                               16,444

20. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                         16,201


11. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through May 20, 2013


Bareback Riding

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

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

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

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

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

6.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      11,600

7.    Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                            9,006

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

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

10.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

11.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

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

13.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

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

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

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

17.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            3,850

18.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 3,641

19.  Josi Young, Buhl, Idaho                                                     3,575

20.  Robert Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                3,193


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                             $18,124

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

3.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                              14,819

4.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                          12,503

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

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

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

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

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

10.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                       7,864

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

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

13.  Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                       6,823

14.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            6,580

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

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

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

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

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

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


Team Roping-Header

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

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

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

4.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

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

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

7.    Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                           9,774

8.    Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas                                 8,881

9.    Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.                                      8,791

10.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                            7,934

11.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                   7,778

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

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

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

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

16.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                       6,723

17.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                     6,080

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

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

20.  David Key, Stephenville, Texas                                         4,770


Team Roping-Heeler

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

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

3.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                   14,246

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

5.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                  13,048

6.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                             12,044

7.    Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                      9,774

8.    Justin Copp, Krum, Texas                                                  8,881

9.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                   8,730

10.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                         8,415

11.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                           7,934

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

13.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                    7,162

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

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

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

17.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       6,491

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

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

20.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                               5,764


Saddle Bronc Riding

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

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             16,691

3.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                  15,704

4.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                            14,961

5.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                              13,267

6.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                     13,086

7.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              12,459

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

9.    Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

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

11.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,471

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

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

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

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

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

17.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                                  5,145

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

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

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


Tie Down Roping

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

2.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  18,253

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             17,250

4.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

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

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

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

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

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         10,186

10.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          10,136

11.  Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

12.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228

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

14.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                             8,566

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

16.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                          7,447

17.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                            7,338

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

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

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

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

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

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

4.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 11,719

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

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

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

8.    Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

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

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

11.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

12.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               5,891

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

14.  Shawn Hogg, Gardendale, Texas                                       5,094

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

16.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                4,667

17.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   4,458

Nevada Newman, Melstone, Mont.                                   4,458

19.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                            4,401

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


12. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through May 20, 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

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