1. Saddle-maker Clarys also saddle bronc champion
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – When Andy Clarys mounts up for the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo next spring he might be the only saddle bronc rider in the field who built his own saddle.
Clarys has been working for G Bar G Saddles “off and on for six years,” and that includes building his own saddle alongside the company’s co-owner, Randy George, at the workshop in Riverton, Wyo.
Need an endorsement for the workmanship? It would be hard to come up with a better one than a review of the Oct. 25-27 Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo at the Sweetwater Events Center.
It was there that Clarys shared the first-round win with three-time Mountain States Circuit year-end champion Jake Griffin with an 80-point ride and then won the next two rounds outright with scores of 79 and a rodeo-best 86.
His total score of 245 points was a whopping 19 better than second-place finisher Lyle Welling of Crawford, Neb.
“I drew some dang good horses,” Clarys said. “I got two horses of J.D. Hamaker’s from the Burns Company and another good one from Southwick’s Rocky Mountain Rodeo. Big Wig, the Burns horse I drew in the third round … Jesse Wright was just on the front page of theProRodeo Sports News (Oct. 12 issue) with that horse. And Big Wig sure did his part for me.”
For the record: Jesse Wright rode Big Wig for 85 points to win the final round of the Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Neb., last month – one point less than Clarys’ ride.
Clarys grew up in Marshall, N.D., the tiny unincorporated community that produced four-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Brad Gjermundson and Clarys (pronounced Claris, rhyming with another North Dakota sports icon, Roger Maris) drew early comparisons to Gjermundson, who was his mentor.
Competing for Richardton-Taylor High School, Clarys finished second in saddle bronc riding at the state high school finals as a sophomore before winning back-to-back state titles and earning a rodeo scholarship to Central Wyoming College in Riverton, where he twice qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo.
Since buying his PRCA card in 2008, he has largely focused on competing close to home, bouncing back and forth between the Mountain States and the Badlands circuits, while learning the craft of saddle making. Clarys moved back to Riverton this year when he got a call from G Bar G and is working on building a house there.
He didn’t compete much early in the season, but came on strong in the late summer, winning four rodeos in a three-week span with three of those – in Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Breckenridge, Colo., and Douglas, Wyo. – coming during the first week of August, lifting him to sixth in the Mountain States Circuit standings.
Still, he arrived at the RMSCFR with little thought of winning the thing and earning a spot at the Nationals in Oklahoma City.
“No, actually I hadn’t thought about it at all,” Clarys said. “I just wanted to ride bucking horses. That was my focus. Nothing else. I had kind of a disappointing time of it the week before at a futurity and at the NILE ProRodeo in Billings (Mont.) and I wanted to get that out of my head.
“It’s exciting to qualify for the RNCFR and I look forward to competing there, now that I have qualified. The win this weekend and making Nationals (with $500,000 in total prize money) really helps with my plans for the house.”
The other Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo champions were bareback rider Casey Colletti (249 points on three head), steer wrestler Seth Brockman (14.2 seconds on three head), team ropers Paul Beckett and T.W. Wilson (17.8 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Chase Johnston (29.9 seconds on three head), bull rider Kody Pierce (166 points on two head) and barrel racer Ilene Choal (49.04 seconds on three runs). Pierce earned his win despite spraining his right shoulder when he was bucked off in the second round; he came back from that to post an 82-point ride in the final go.
2. Brower earns healthy check, goes back to check-ups
HEBER CITY, Utah – It is a fair bet that the patients at Upper Valley Family Medicine in rural Rigby, Idaho, will need to budget a little more time for their physical exams and flu shots this week.
Steer wrestler Andy Brower, who works there as a physician assistant, long ago learned that talking to his ranching patients about cattle and rodeo is “a great ice- breaker,” a way to ease tension and lower blood pressure.
And this week Brower, 34, has a great (and lengthy) story to tell.
The short version? Brower just won the Ram Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo to give sudden and unexpected life to what Brower said had been “the worst and most frustrating season” of his 10 years as a PRCA member.
He barely qualified for the RWCFR in the 12th spot and then won the thing by winning the final round in 4.0 seconds to bump Seth Hadlock from the top spot and earn his first trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo next spring.
“It was gratifying to pull off a good run like that when I needed it,” Brower said. “I was going for it, that’s for sure. I thought I broke out (broke the barrier for a 10-second penalty), so I was really glad not to see a flag. There was a bit of luck there.
“My wife (2003 Wrangler NFR barrel racer McKenzie Brower) and I were just laughing about how you can struggle and struggle all year long and then end up going to the RNCFR. I was close before – second in the average twice and second or third in the year-end standings – but never made it.”
Brower had to be wondering if it was ever going to happen. He sat out the 2009 and 2010 seasons while attending Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., so he could complete an education program for physician assistants and earn accredited status from the state of Idaho.
Physician assistants are formally trained to perform many of the routine, time-consuming tasks a physician can do. They take medical histories, perform physical exams, order lab tests and X-rays, and give inoculations.
“Over the last few years McKenzie and I have kind of gone different directions (from rodeo) with careers and kids,” Brower said. “I guess I go to about 30 a year now, all circuit rodeos. The guys I work with are very good about letting me go rodeo; I even went to a couple of mid-week things this year.”
And do fellow competitors ever ask for treatment or advice?
“A little bit,” Brower said. “I’ve written a couple of doctor releases.”
The other champions at the Wasatch County Events Center were all-around cowboy Rhen Richard ($1,357 in team roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Kaycee Feild (264 points on three head), team ropers Colby Siddoway and Jesse Sheffield (19.8 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (250 points on three head), tie-down roper Jake Hannum (28.5 seconds on three head), bull rider Tag Elliott (165 points on two head) and barrel racer Barbara Merrill (48.95 seconds on three runs).
3. No sophomore slump for Rookie of the Year Eldridge
SAN FRANCISCO – As eventful as 2012 has been for Dakota Eldridge – turning 21, winning the PRCA Resistol All-Around and Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year awards and the Cowboy Downhill – there may be even more to celebrate in the year ahead.
Showing utterly no signs of a sophomore slump, Eldridge cruised to the all-around title at the Grand National Rodeo, which concluded at the Cow Palace on Oct. 27, with earnings of $4,357.
The Elko, Nev., cowboy won the steer wrestling title with a time of 10.5 seconds on two head, one-tenth quicker than regular-season world standings leader Ethen Thouvenell. Eldridge then shared the two-head average title in tie-down roping with Blake Hirdes, each posting times of 20.2 seconds.
Fellow Resistol Rookie of the Year Spencer Wright was just as dominating in the saddle bronc riding, winning the first round with an 88-point ride on Flying U Rodeo’s Last Call, sharing the second-round win with Elliot French (83 points apiece) and out-scoring Ryan MacKenzie by seven points to claim the two-head average title.
The win boosted Wright into first place in the world standings for the first time in his career; he is the third Wright to reach the top of the leader board, following two-time World Champion Cody Wright and 2012 final regular-season leader Jesse.
The other champions at the $68,414 rodeo were bareback rider Orin Larsen (161 points on two head), team ropers Clay White and John Chaves (5.5 seconds), bull rider Bobby Roberts (158 points on two head) and barrel racers Rachel Primm and Jaime Hinton (15.69 seconds each). Chaves, like Wright, took over first place in the 2013 world standings for team roping heelers with his win at the Cow Palace.
• OK, so it’s early, but a tip of the hat to Justin Thigpen of Waycross, Ga., who jumped from 23rd in the 2013 steer wrestling world standings to No. 1 over the Oct. 25-28 weekend on the strength of a win at the Indiantown (Fla.) Rodeo in 3.7 seconds and a tie for second at the Odessa Rodeo & Festival in Tampa, Fla.
• For full results of last week’s PRCA rodeos, visit www.prorodeo.com.
GUTHRIE, Okla. – The 2012 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping holds the promise of showcasing one of this year’s most competitive races for a world championship. With three cowboys within reach of overtaking regular-season leader Cody Lee just by winning the first of 10 go-rounds, the lead for the title could change hands several times, and likely won’t be decided until the last steer is run at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 2-3.
“I don’t think it’s ever been this close with four guys at the top,” said J.P. Wickett, who represents steer ropers on the PRCA Contestant Executive Council and this year qualified for his 13th NFSR. “You know, for so many years (18-time world champion) Guy Allen was out there by himself, and would often have it won before it (the NFSR) started. Then we had a few really tight races, but those were between two guys at the top. I can’t remember it ever being this tight with four guys in the mix.
“I won’t make any predictions about who will win it, but I think it may come down to whoever wins the biggest check in the average. That’s been the way it’s worked in the other two roping events at the WNFR (Wrangler National Finals Rodeo) in recent years, and I think we could see that same kind of deal in the steer roping this year.”
The quartet of ropers at the top of the 2012 world steer roping standings heading into the Clem McSpadden NFSR this year – Lee, Rocky Patterson, Trevor Brazile and Vin Fisher Jr. – are all familiar with the conditions they’ll face as they battle for this year’s gold buckle.
When they ride in the grand entry at this year’s edition they’ll have 50 total NFSR appearances between them – the seventh and ninth for Lee and Fisher, respectively, and the 16th and 18th for veterans Brazile and Patterson – so there aren’t any wide-eyed rookies in this bunch. In fact, those same four names were found at the top of last year’s standings, when Brazile prevailed to add a third world steer roping title (in addition to 2006-07) to his unparalleled resume.
If Brazile repeats this weekend it will be his 17th world championship, breaking the record for titles in multiple events he currently shares with Jim Shoulders.
For Lee, the 37-year-old cowboy from Gatesville, Texas, it will be the first time he’s ridden into that arena wearing the No. 1 back number. His highest previous ranking in the final world standings came last year, when he finished fourth, and though he wouldn’t want to trade his NFSR number with anyone else, he’s not resting on the accomplishment.
“It’s great to be going in No. 1. It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I try not to look at the standings much,” Lee said.
But it’s hard to fly under the radar when your name is on top of the list, and Lee has held that spot since Aug. 6.
“It seemed like I would get a call from somebody just about every day telling me where I was in the standings. This year it seemed like everybody knew more about my business than I did,” Lee said with a smile.
5. Colorado cowboy dies in road accident
PRCA saddle bronc rider Travis Darling died Oct. 29 when the pickup truck he was driving ran off FM 487 near Rockdale, Texas, skidded sideways and overturned. He was 23.
Darling, who won his hometown Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series in 2009, had recently moved from Morrison, Okla., to Texas, to take a job training cutting horses.
He bought his PRCA card in 2010 and finished ninth in the rookie saddle bronc riding standings that year, winning the Will Rogers Stampede in Claremore, Okla., and the Cold Lake (Alberta) Stampede.
Over five seasons as a permit and card holder, Darling won at least a share of 10 PRCA saddle bronc riding titles.
Darling was the Colorado high school champion in cutting horse competition in 2007 and qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo as a saddle bronc rider, earning a rodeo scholarship to Casper (Wyo.) College.
Darling is survived by his parents, Mark and Barb, and his brother, Jeremy.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I’ve been there (to the Thomas & Mack Center) both times Cody won the world. And the year before last, when Jesse first made it, I went to the first round and then went home and did my own thing. I always said I wasn’t going to go in there until I made it, but it always seems like I end up there just to make sure I know what it looks like. But I’ll be going in the back door this time.”
— Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright, who will join bronc-riding brothers Cody and Jesse at the NFR for the first time.
6. Next Up
Oct. 29 Greater Gulf State Fair Pro Rodeo, Mobile, Ala., begins
Oct. 31 Nutty Jerry’s Halloween Xtreme Bulls, Winnie, Texas
Nov. 1 Ram Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, Davie, Fla., begins
Nov. 2 First Chance Bonanza, Brookings, S.D., begins
Nov. 2 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, Guthrie, Okla., begins
Nov. 2 Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, Redmond, Ore., begins
Nov. 2 State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo, Shreveport, La., begins
Nov. 3 A Tribute to the Great American Cowboy, Casper, Wyo.
7. News and notes from the rodeo trail
Let’s make it an even dozen: For the 12th consecutive year, Darrell Diefenbach has been selected to serve as a bullfighter at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, to be joined by reigning two-time PRCA Bullfighter of the Year Dusty Tuckness and Kelly Jennings … A typo in last week’s release incorrectly identified Wrangler NFR pickup man Shawn Calhoun as Shawn Corbett … Three-time World Champion Bareback Rider Will Lowe will enter the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo needing $53,710 to become the 19th man in PRCA history to surpass $2 million in career earnings; he’s averaged $64,995 in his previous 10 WNFR appearances … Luke Branquinho needs less than $30,000 in Las Vegas to move into the top 20 on the all-time earnings list, bumping out nine-time World Champion Ty Murray. Branquinho will also be trying to become the first steer wrestler since Ote Berry in 1990-91 to win back-to-back gold buckles … Bull rider Clayton Savage of Casper, Wyo., turned out of the Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo last weekend with a sprained left shoulder and will be engaged in a rehab program to get him in shape for the Dec. 6-15 Wrangler NFR … Also rehabbing in preparation for the WNFR is saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere, who has a sprained right elbow … Statistical oddity: Turtle Powell will be competing at his seventh Wrangler NFR in December, with his seventh partner, Dugan Kelly. Powell won the gold buckle last year with Jhett Johnson and had previously roped in Las Vegas with the late Broc Cresta, Travis Graves, Monty Joe Petska, Tyler Magnus and John Paul Lucero.
8. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders
BB: Matthew Smith……………..$4,612
SW: Justin Thigpen………………$3,050
TR-1: Zayne Dishion……………$4,183
TR-2: John Chaves…………….$3,876
SB: Spencer Wright..………….$4,146
TD: Caleb Smidt..………………$3,950
BR: Cooper Davis……………….$4,432
SR: Cody Lee….…………………$4,934
9. 2013 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of October 29, 2012.
For the 2013 season (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 85; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count earnings at PRCA Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.
1. Matthew Smith, Leesville, La. $4,612
2. George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif. 4,078
3. Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho 3,521
4. Tray Chambliss III, Waller, Texas 2,913
5. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas 2,689
6. Steven Anding, Athens, Texas 2,272
7. Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont. 2,138
8. Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas 1,948
9. Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif. 1,938
10. Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas 1,853
11. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 1,739
12. Tyson Thompson, Bradley, Calif. 1,707
13. Dustin Smith, Rome, Ga. 1,671
14. Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 1,639
15. Jake Halverson, Decatur, Texas 1,359
16. D.V. Fennell, Lake Charles, La. 1,322
17. Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 1,260
18. Ethan Assmann, Alta, Iowa 1,244
19. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 1,166
20. Richie Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 1,074
1. Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga. $3,050
2. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif. 2,801
3. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 2,753
4. Shayde Etherton, Borden, Ind. 2,426
5. Bill Pace, Stephenville, Texas 2,417
6. Jason Schaffer, Broadus, Mont. 2,394
7. Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, Mont. 2,035
8. Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D. 1,818
9. Juan Alcazar Jr., Kissimmee, Fla. 1,751
10. Weston Taylor, Perryton, Texas 1,721
11. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 1,676
12. Derek Stewart, Hearne, Texas 1,515
13. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 1,514
14. Wade Kunze, Beggs, Okla. 1,496
15. Jack Hodges, Stephenville, Texas 1,488
16. Kamry Dymmek, Kissimmee, Fla. 1,466
17. Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 1,452
18. Sterling Wallace, Justin, Texas 1,419
19. Brent Lassetter, Elm Mott, Texas 1,347
20. Cody Glover, Marana, Ariz. 1,296
Team Roping (header)
1. Zayne Dishion, Bishop, Calif. $4,183
2. Clay White, Shandon, Calif. 3,876
3. Justin Lovell, Grapeland, Texas 3,736
4. Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas 3,106
5. Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas 2,767
6. Tyler Hinton, Dayton, Texas 2,686
7. Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla. 2,496
8. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 2,327
9. Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo. 2,160
10. Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas 2,006
11. Dustin Davis, Marshall, Texas 1,992
12. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 1,988
13. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 1,693
14. Brad Hamilton, Pollok, Texas 1,672
15. Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif. 1,619
16. Tyler Magnus, Mason, Texas 1,568
17. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 1,568
18. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 1,559
19. Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 1,559
20. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 1,559
Team Roping (heeler)
1. John Chaves, Los Alamos, Calif. $3,876
2. Michael Fortenberry, Groveton, Texas 3,736
3. Randall Richards, Bedias, Texas 3,230
4. Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas 2,767
5. Zak Richardson, Westville, Fla. 2,733
6. Trey Carter III, Pasadena, Texas 2,686
7. Shane Hester, Lakeland, Fla. 2,496
8. Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 2,160
9. Chad Agner, Greenville, Fla. 2,079
10. Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas 2,006
11. Boogie Ray, Mabank, Texas 2,002
12. Justin Hendrick, Needville, Texas 1,992
13. Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo. 1,988
14. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 1,693
15. Bret Gould, Lufkin, Texas 1,672
16. Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif. 1,664
17. Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 1,619
18. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 1,568
19. Shawn Brown, Llano, Texas 1,568
20. Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 1,559
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 1,559
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah $4,146
2. Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas 2,752
3. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 2,542
4. Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 2,471
5. Mert Bradshaw, Eagle Point, Ore. 2,424
6. Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah 2,079
7. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 2,061
8. Bryan Hammons, Victoria, Texas 1,826
9. Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 1,805
10. Nick Laduke, Livermore, Calif. 1,768
11. Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 1,641
12. Ryan MacKenzie, Jordan Valley, Ore. 1,618
13. Jeremy Melancon, Huntsville, Texas 1,519
14. Michael Maher, Warwick, Queensland, Australia 1,488
15. Mike Johnson, Adair, Okla. 1,457
16. Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 1,441
17. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 1,441
18. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 1,354
19. Elliot French, Tres Pinos, Calif. 1,271
20. Louie Brunson, Interior, S.D. 1,031
Tie-down Roping (heeler)
1. Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas $3,950
2. Barrett Threadgill, Hallettsville, Texas 3,538
3. Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas 3,357
4. Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif. 3,054
5. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 2,374
6. Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 2,309
7. Jade Conner, Iowa, La. 2,262
8. J.D. Kibbe, Portales, N.M. 2,119
9. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 1,964
10. Zeb Chapman, Lafayette, Ga. 1,961
11. Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas 1,908
12. Don Coffell, Iredell, Texas 1,902
13. Boe Brown, Harrold, S.D. 1,843
14. Bryce Barnes, Las Vegas, Nev. 1,818
15. Josh Eirikson, Bandera, Texas 1,582
16. Ryan Watkins, Dublin, Texas 1,567
17. Cameron Elston, Ramona, Calif. 1,505
18. Cedric Martin, Wharton, Texas 1,482
19. Will Lane, Norman Park, Ga. 1,446
20. Mark Black, Pinedale, Wyo. 1,439
1. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas $4,934
2. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 4,232
3. Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas 3,292
4. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas 2,894
5. Coy Thompson, Whitewood, S.D. 2,838
6. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 2,215
7. Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 2,212
8. Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla. 2,169
9. Neal Wood, Needville, Texas 2,106
10. Mike Outhier, Utopia, Texas 2,037
11. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla. 2,022
12. Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas 2,005
13. Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 1,747
14. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 1,411
15. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 1,233
16. Jason Evans, Huntsville, Texas 1,084
17. Slick Ellis, Alvin, Texas 842
18. Brady Garten, Claremore, Okla. 758
19. Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 710
20. Chris Fleet, Axtell, Texas 710
1. Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas $4,432
2. Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn. 4,018
3. Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss. 3,969
4. Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 3,937
5. Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas 3,420
6. Parker Greenwood, Big Piney, Wyo. 3,088
7. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 3,006
8. Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan. 2,940
9. Reese Cates, Monticello, Ark. 2,735
10. Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La. 2,716
11. Neil Holmes, Houston, Texas 2,712
12. Brant Atwood, Fort Worth, Texas 2,680
13. Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho 2,539
14. Sammy Matthews, Springville, Calif. 2,357
15. Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla. 2,328
16. Bobby Roberts, Visalia, Calif. 2,324
17. Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M. 2,231
18. Luis Antonio Blanco, Dallas 1,947
19. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 1,832
20. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas 1,802
*2013 Barrel Racing (through October 29, 2012)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas $6,005
2. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas 5,506
3. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla. 3,949
4. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas 3,497
5. Rainy Graham, Gardendale, Texas 3,000
6. Jaime Hinton, Ceres, Calif. 2,874
7. Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M. 2,568
8. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas 2,461
9. Savanah Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 2,405
10. Cassie Moseley, Cedar Lane, Texas 2,384
11. Kelley Carrington-French, Boston, Ga. 2,355
12. Jenna Marie Moore, Johnson City, Texas 2,185
13. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 2,055
14. Rachel Primm, San Juan Bautista, Calif. 1,891
15. Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif. 1,864
16. Layna Kight, Canton, Texas 1,863
17. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 1,862
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