1. At last! Mote adds Pendleton to career resumé

PENDLETON, Ore. – Bobby Mote said it was the most fun he’s ever had on a victory lap and his trip around Pendleton Round-Up Arena was “probably the longest one I’ve ever taken.” Fair enough. This one was long overdue.

Since he first climbed on the back of a bareback horse more than 20 years ago in Oregon ranch country, Mote has dreamed of taking that lap around the grassy field. He’d been close more than once, but he had never won his home-state’s biggest rodeo, not once in his 17 seasons as a professional.

“I’d been close before, losing by a point or having a horse not perform in the final,” Mote said. “It just lets the air out of you. I’ve wanted to win this rodeo since I started.”

A pair of Sankey Rodeo horses saw to it that Mote made it to the victory ceremony this time. He rode Parlor Game for 84 points to win the first round and Thunder Monkey for 85 in the Sept. 15 finals to tie traveling partner Steven Dent for second place and claim the two-head average.

The judges awarded Mote 47 of a possible 50 points for his technical excellence in the final go.

“I knew (Thunder Monkey) was good,” Mote said, “but all of the horses here are bucked twice and they don’t always have their best trip the second time. She stalled a little bit at the start and I thought, ‘Oh, no you don’t.’ But she turned out just great. She jumped high in the air and was electric. She gave me a chance to do my job.”

Mote’s 169-point total was one better than Austin Foss, a fellow Oregonian who attended one of Mote’s riding schools a couple of years ago and is about to clinch the 2012 PRCA Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year Award.

With earnings of $11,261, Mote surged over $100,000 for the season ($105,690) – it marks a record 12th consecutive year that he has reached six figures, and it puts him in position to challenge for a record-tying fifth world championship when he reaches Las Vegas this December.

“Am I thinking about five?” Mote said. “I’m thinking about six (breaking the record shared by Joe Alexander and Bruce Ford), and five comes between four and six. That record’s been my goal for a while.”

What made this signature win at Pendleton all the more satisfying was the knowledge of just how far Mote has come to reach this point.

A year ago at this time, Mote was fresh out of Seattle Harborview Medical Center, recovering from surgery to repair a lacerated pancreas. He was 209 miles away from here, at home in Culver, Ore., listening on ProRodeoLive.com as Dent took his Pendleton victory lap.

“It was hard listening to it,” Mote said. “At that point, the doctors were saying I couldn’t even sneeze or I’d tear everything up. I wanted to root my buddies on, but I also wanted to be there competing, and I didn’t know how long it would take me to get back.

“The last four times I’ve been to the NFR it seems like I’ve been nursing something pretty serious. Last year, I was just really, really weak. I wasn’t in any kind of shape after months of recovering from the surgery. I wasn’t able to start working out until a couple of weeks before the NFR.”

Frustrated by that string of injuries, and surgeries, which had slowed him in recent years, Mote has entered into a program of weight training this year to give him additional strength and tone. The idea has been to use training as a preventative measure and so far, so good.

“Three times I’ve been at the top and been knocked to the bottom by the sort of injuries where you can’t even sit up in bed,” Mote said. “Each time you have to start over again. It’s hard. But it is what is necessary if I want to make it back to my best.”

• With checks in all three roping events, 16-time World Champion Trevor Brazile obliterated the all-around earnings record at the Pendleton Round-Up on Sept. 15, and that all happened just a couple of hours after he had occasion to consider his mortality at 30,000 feet over Colorado.

A full day, all in all.

Brazile and team roping partner Patrick Smith boarded a charter flight out of Abilene, Texas, at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 to make it back to Pendleton for the finals. They stopped in Grand Junction, Colo., for fuel and after they took off again, well, that’s when things got interesting.

“It was a smooth ride and then the pilot leaned back and said he had a problem … we had a problem … I guess when you’re in something like that together y’all have a problem,” Brazile said. “The pilot said he was losing oil pressure and had to find an emergency landing place.

“That was a long 25 minutes. A lot of cowboys were praying in that plane, that’s for sure. But everything worked out. We landed at Salt Lake International; we had 40 minutes to catch a plane.”

Brazile lucked into a commercial flight into Pasco, Wash., an hour’s drive from Pendleton, and made it just in time for his first event, the tie-down roping. He came in third in the three-head average, and then he and Smith won the team roping final to end up fourth in the average.

Brazile’s total earnings of $20,204 were $6,651 better than the record set by Cash Myers in 2005 of $13,553. Put another way? Brazile’s total was more than the last three Pendleton all-around champions. Combined.

The big weekend in the Northwest put him over $200,000 in regular-season earnings for a ProRodeo record seventh consecutive year, and the 11th time in 12 years (he missed in 2005 with $197,400).

• In 13th place and on the bubble to qualify for the Wrangler NFR, Todd Suhn won the steer wrestling final in 5.1 seconds to secure the three-head average title and $11,560. With an additional second-place check in St. George, Utah, Suhn is now eighth in the world standings with $61,057 and seems a sure thing to make the field in Vegas for a 16th time, tying him with Byron Walker for second place on the all-time list behind Roy Duvall’s 24 qualifications. It was Suhn’s third win at Pendleton, having won in his rookie season of 1996 (when he also won the all-around title) and again in 2007, along with three second-place finishes. “I’m hoping they’ll plant grass in the Thomas & Mack,” Suhn said. “I don’t know if they’ll go for it, but …”

• It seems to be the year of The Big Surprise in steer roping. First, Jay Pixley takes the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days title and now Coy Thompson of Whitewood, S.D., comes through to win at Pendleton. Thompson’s time of 47.4 seconds on three head was enough to edge Joe Wells by four-tenths of a second. His earnings of $6,906 more than doubled his season total – he started the week 47th in the world with $6,255 – and assured him of the biggest season since buying his card in 2003.

The other champions in the 102nd Pendleton Round-Up were team ropers Colby Lovell and Russell Cardoza (18.3 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss (171 points on two head), tie-down roper Houston Hutto (28.1 seconds on three head), bull rider Parker Breding (175 points on two head) and barrel racer Christy Loflin (57.64 on two runs). Breding’s father, Scott, won the Pendleton bull riding in 1996.


2. Frost breaks single-season earnings record for permit holders

Despite a schedule that was kept lean by his commitment to his studies at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Joe Frost this month broke the one-season record for money earned on a PRCA permit. Next up? A run at the 2013 Rookie of the Year award, the Linderman Award and a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

The Randlett, Utah, cowboy surpassed Brad Pierce’s permit record of $38,016 – set in 2006 – at the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions on Sept. 2 and bought his card on Sept. 10.

“I’ve actually got about $4,000 more than the Linderman Award leader (Canadian Kyle Thomson this year), but you can’t win it on a permit,” Frost said. “That kind of ticks me off, but the Linderman will definitely be a primary goal next year along with the rookie award and making the NFR (as a bull rider).”

Of his record total of $38,470 this year, about 85 percent ($32,627) came in the bull riding. He earned $2,359 in tie-down roping and his steer wrestling total is $3,484 after tying for second place in Sedgwick, Kan., this past weekend.

“My main goals this year were to finish first in the Wilderness Circuit all-around and bull riding (he leads Rhen Richard by $9,065 in the all-around and NFR-contender Chris Roundy by $14,220 in the bull riding),” Frost said, “but I thought there was a chance I’d get the permit record after I read an article (on prorodeo.com) about Caleb Smidt earlier this summer. (Smidt holds the career record for earnings on a permit.)

“I missed a bunch of rodeos because I had to go back to college (he is a sophomore agronomy major at OPSU in Goodwell). I ended up five rodeos short of qualifying for the All American ProRodeo Finals in Waco (Texas), but I am on track to meet my goals and it’s always nice to break a record.”

Frost, who is a second cousin to the late World Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost, will still be operating with a schedule that figures to be a bit constrained, with most of his classes clustered on Thursdays and Fridays. But that’s OK with him.

“I can’t rodeo forever,” said Frost, 20, “so I am very much committed to my education. It is very important to get a degree. I’ll still to go to as many rodeos as I can, but I will be dividing my time for the next three years.

“(ProRodeo Hall of Famer) Lewis Feild has helped me come to the point of view that you don’t have to go to every rodeo to be successful. You have to stay hungry and be prepared. If you go to 70 rodeos and (have a qualified) ride at 60 of them – if you are consistent like that – you are much better off in the long run.”

• Saddle bronc riding standings leader Wade Sundell suffered partial tears of the ACL and PCL in his right knee at the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash., and will be sitting out until the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December. “I had my knee scoped at the end of July and missed all of August,” Sundell said from his Boxholm, Iowa, home, “but everything was going great – winning $20,000 in a couple of weeks – until my knee popped at Puyallup. I talked to the Justin SportsMedicine staff and they recommended I rest for a couple of weeks and then start rehab in early October. I want to be as close to full strength as I can be for the NFR.” Sundell’s lead over Jesse Wright is $7,916 and $8,158 over third-place Cody DeMoss with two weeks remaining in the regular season, including the $637,188 Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Neb. With a win at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in Abilene, and a third-place finish at the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Rodeo, reigning World Champion Taos Muncy kept within $25,000 of the leader.

• Three Wright brothers (Jesse, Cody and Jake) are safely positioned to make the saddle bronc riding field for the Wrangler NFR in December. Spencer Wright is going to be this year’s PRCA’s Rookie of the Year and when Alex Wright scores 90 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Big John to win in St. George, Utah, it gets people wondering. Is it possible that some time in the coming years, there could be five brothers – a third of the field – qualified into the NFR? The five have earned $304,345 as a group, which averages out to $60,869 per Wright, or good enough to get all five of them in this year if the rules allowed for such a thing.

• Justin McDaniel’s win at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in Abilene, along with a third-place result in St. George, Utah, and a fourth-place tie in the average at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, was enough to boost the 2008 world champion bareback rider back into the top 15 in the standings for the first time in two months. He’ll need more than $5,000 in earnings this week – and some luck – to make it into the top 12 and a berth at the Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Sept. 27-29.

• For full results of last week’s PRCA rodeos, visit www.prorodeo.com.


3. Wyoming coroner releases autopsy results on Cresta

Laramie (Wyo.) County Coroner Martin Luna has released the autopsy results on the July 28 death of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo heeler Broc Cresta, 25, at the 2012 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

“My brother’s death was a tragic accident,” said Broc’s big brother, Brent, 28. “Broc took his own prescription pain medication, and combined with alcohol and a climate he wasn’t used to, it caused the perfect storm. He went to sleep and never woke up.”

“The world of professional rodeo lost a talented young cowboy and a fine young man the day Broc Cresta died,” said Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Commissioner Karl Stressman. “He left an impressive mark in his quarter century on this earth, and he will not be forgotten.”


4. The Mirage Hotel & Casino Renews as Official Hotel Partner of the PRCA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced today that The Mirage Hotel & Casino (“The Mirage”) in Las Vegas has agreed to renew as a National Sponsor and Hotel Partner of the PRCA.

In addition to offering ProRodeo fans year-round deals in Las Vegas, The Mirage will continue to be the center of entertainment during the Wrangler NFR as home to Rodeo Vegas – the official WNFR after party of the PRCA.

Together The Mirage and Rodeo Vegas will continue their tradition of providing rodeo fans a great place to stay, exciting nightly entertainment and the ability to meet all the top ProRodeo cowboys.

“The Mirage is excited to continue our national sponsorship of the PRCA and remain as their Official WNFR after-party,” said Traci Preus, Vice President of Marketing & Advertising. “Rodeo Vegas pioneered the WNFR after-party and continues to offer an incomparable fan experience. This year’s free entertainment line-up, including superstars Craig Morgan and Chris Cagle, is a direct reflection of our dedication to the rodeo fan experience.”

“The Mirage and Rodeo Vegas have been great partners for the PRCA and they continue to provide our fans and cowboys with exciting entertainment and a great atmosphere in which to celebrate every night after the WNFR,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “We are looking forward to enjoying their top-notch country music lineup in 2012 and beyond.”

For information on The Mirage and Rodeo Vegas visit www.mirage.com/rodeovegas.



“That bull was spinning real fast and when I turned to go I was kind of facing the crowd, but by the time I actually left him I was spinning so fast he flung me right into the chutes and broke my nose. I’ve broken it quite a few times before, but this one is definitely the worst. I hope I can get it fixed or I’ll just be ugly or something.”

– Edgar, Mont., bull rider Parker Breding telling NBC affiliate KNDU about his winning 92-point ride on Robinson Pro Rodeo’s Tight Rope in the first round at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up. Breding also won the two-head average.


5. Next Up

Sept. 17 Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo ongoing

Sept. 18 New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, Albuquerque, begins

Sept. 19 Four States Fair Rodeo, Texarkana, Ark., begins

Sept. 20 Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo begins

Sept. 20 Harrison (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo begins

Sept. 20 Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo, El Paso, Texas, begins

Sept. 21 Oklahoma City Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event begins

Sept. 22 Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.

Sept. 22 Shawnee Mountain PRCA Rodeo, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., begins


6. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Troy Heinert, a pick-up man with Korkow Rodeo for the past 10 years, is about to head to the South Dakota state legislature. He is a newly elected representative from District 26A, and will begin his first term in the South Dakota House of Representatives in January 2013. He says he’d like to see politics become more like the everyday dealings of the cowboy sport, “with common sense and the above-board dealings that happen in rodeo. I believe that you say what you have to say, and then it is someone else’s turn to say what they have to say,” said Heinert, 40. He has previously served on the Todd County (S.D.) School Board and the Associated School Boards for the State of South Dakota … Guy Allen’s four-time AQHA/PRCA Steer Roping Horse of the Year Jeremiah (Two D Ole Man) died on Sept. 5 (Guy’s 54th birthday) at Mack Altizer’s Ranch in Del Rio, Texas, where he had been turned out for several years. He was 25. Jeremiah, a brown gelding, helped Allen capture a number of his record 18 world championships and was voted horse of the year in 1999-2001 and 2004 … The number of rodeos that can be counted in the team roping world standings for 2013 has been reduced from 85 to 75; it was the only change in the event counts to come out of the Sept. 10 Board of Directors meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. … Bob Thomas, a member of the Douglas County (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo’s Board of Directors for 19 years, died at his home in Larkspur, Colo., on Sept. 2. He was 66. A celebration of his life was held at the Douglas County Event Center in Castle Rock on Sept. 7 … Steve Lloyd, the 2003 Canadian tie-down roping champion, has retired from the sport to move back to Quesnel, British Columbia, “to give my dad a hand with his (reforestation) business.” … PRCA cowboys Heith DeMoss, Cesar de la Cruz, Brandon Beers, Wade Wheatley, Cully Stafford and Archy Rogers took part in a Sept. 10 benefit golf tournament in Pendleton, Ore., to help raise funds for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. For DeMoss it was a debt of honor (and a heck of a good time). “I had knee surgery last Dec. 20,” DeMoss said, “and they (the JCCF) took care of me. Without them, honest to God, I wouldn’t have had any money to start back up in rodeo.” The 23rd annual Pendleton Round-Up Foundation Cowboy Memorial Golf Tournament drew 150 competitors for best-ball play and will contribute about $9,000 to the JCCF … The Days of ’76 Museum in Deadwood, S.D., will be presented with a book detailing the history of the rodeo and museum, a donation from BC Kuhn Evaluation worth approximately $100,000 in research and writing hours. The book is called Days of ’76, A Deadwood Tradition. The donation will take place at 11 a.m. on Sept 19, at the Days of ’76 Museum. The public is invited … Random bit of trivia: There are 28 PRCA-sanctioned rodeos that carry “Roundup” as part of their name, covering 13 states.


7. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$209,326

BB: Steven Dent…………………$132,889

SW: Ethen Thouvenell…………..$87,039
TR-1: Trevor Brazile………….$118,618
TR-2: Patrick Smith….……….$120,118
SB: Wade Sundell…………….$114,036

TD: Justin Maass..…………….$137,132
BR: Cody Teel……………………$139,586
SR: Cody Lee…………………….$62,745


8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of September 17, 2012.
For the 2012 season (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 85; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count earnings at PRCA Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.




1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $209,326

2. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 136,573

3. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 115,908

4. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 95,361

5. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 93,405

6. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 85,681

7. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 81,340

8. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 79,386

9. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 76,774

10. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 74,020

11. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 68,073

12. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 58,886

13. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo. 53,899

14. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 52,563

15. B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz. 49,559

16. Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D. 48,891

17. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 48,050

18. Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia 46,690

19. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 43,003

20. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 35,683


Bareback Riding

1. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. $132,889

2. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah 125,036

3. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 120,198

4. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 105,690

5. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 99,338

6. Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 88,043

7. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 85,415

8. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah 71,361

9. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 64,480

10. Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 63,378

11. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 60,224

12. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore. 58,260

13. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 56,703

14. Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla. 52,805

15. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan. 49,762

16. Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta 48,800

17. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 45,398

18. Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas 45,247

19. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 43,988

20. Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho 43,796


Steer Wrestling

1. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif. $87,039

2. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 78,698

3. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 75,425

4. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 72,753

5. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 68,422

6. Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo. 63,779

7. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 62,453

8. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 61,057

9. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 60,591

10. Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La. 57,749

11. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 57,592

12. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas 52,380

13. Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 52,218

14. Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 48,014

15. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 45,797

16. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 43,887

17. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 43,697

18. Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore. 42,815

19. Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas 40,097

20. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 40,046


Team Roping (header)

1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $118,618

2. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 108,071

3. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 95,201

4. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 94,326

5. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 89,057

6. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 88,541

7. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 80,178

8. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 79,249

9. Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 71,239

10. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 69,414

11. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 69,163

12. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 68,857

13. Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz. 68,475

14. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif. 60,576

15. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 58,810

16. Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla. 58,482

17. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 57,409

18. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 55,883

19. Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga. 55,589

20. Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo. 46,525


Team Roping (heeler)

1. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas $120,118

2. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 101,199

3. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 92,826

4. Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev. 91,540

5. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 88,557

6. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 78,186

7. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 77,550

8. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 76,604

9. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 74,278

10. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 71,239

11. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas 68,143

12. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 67,735

13. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 62,555

14. Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 58,722

15. Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla. 58,482

16. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga. 56,986

17. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 56,268

18. Dakota Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas 54,262

19. Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 53,164

20. Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 47,644


Saddle Bronc Riding

1. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa $114,036

2. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 106,120

3. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 105,878

4. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 88,267

5. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 82,339

6. Cody Taton, Corona, N.M. 75,067

7. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 67,932

8. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 67,729

9. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 64,656

10. Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 62,384

11. Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas 60,271

12. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 58,439

13. Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 57,619

14. Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mount 51,950

15. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 51,426

16. Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta 48,622

17. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 45,814

18. Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 44,864

19. Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D. 42,156

20. Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 40,567


Tie-down Roping

1. Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas $137,132

2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 98,645

3. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 96,568

4. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 87,958

5. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 85,615

6. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 76,481

7. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 74,280

8. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 72,032

9. Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 70,181

10. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas 69,987

11. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 69,960

12. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 69,032

13. Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas 64,627

14. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas 63,740

15. Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 62,589

16. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 60,675

17. Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 60,451

18. Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah 51,890

19. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 51,001

20. Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M. 49,533


Steer Roping

1. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas $62,745

2. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 58,329

3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 54,800

4. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 53,971

5. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. 39,874

6. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla. 38,373

7. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 37,376

8. Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 34,947

9. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 31,001

10. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 31,000

11. Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. 30,929

12. Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 28,681

13. Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan. 28,070

14. Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla. 27,139

15. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 25,930

16. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla. 25,476

17. Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 24,996

18. Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla. 23,524

19. Howdy McGinn, North Powder, Ore. 21,808

20. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 21,615


Bull Riding

1. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas $139,586

2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 118,782

3. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 108,970

4. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 96,364

5. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo. 92,086

6. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 80,761

7. Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo. 79,289

8. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 76,190

9. Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla. 72,615

10. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla. 66,126

11. Beau Schroeder, China, Texas 65,679

12. Clayton Savage, Casper Wy 65,410

13. Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 64,881

14. Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla. 64,701

15. Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah 63,006

16. Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 57,635

17. Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah 55,476

18. Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas 54,452

19. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo. 53,343

20. Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 45,853


*2012 Barrel Racing (through September 17, 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. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas $169,586

2. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta 126,500

3. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas 118,733

4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas 113,873

5. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D. 86,644

6. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore. 81,272

7. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. 80,460

8. Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla. 79,326

9. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 71,518

10. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla 66,427

11. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah 63,391

12. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas 61,472

13. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif. 60,353

14. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb. 55,146

15. Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo. 50,647

16. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas 50,302

17. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo. 49,634

18. Sydni Blanchard, Tucumcari, N.M. 49,405

19. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas 48,525

20. Liz Combs, Eltopia, Wash. 44,586

9. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of September 17, 2012. Standings do not include Tour bonus money; that was only added to world standings totals.


Bareback Riding

1. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. $59,908

2. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 48,979

3. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 41,914

4. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 35,012

5. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 33,690

6. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 21,799

7. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 15,708

8. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah 15,385

9. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 13,325

10. Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo. 10,630

11. Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta 9,402

12. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 8,990

13. Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas 8,713

14. Tom McFarland, Bowie, Texas 7,741

15. Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho 6,307

16. Richie Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 6,228

17. Codi Myers, Samnorwood, Texas 5,810

18. Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont. 5,612

19. Ty Fast Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 4,774

20. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 3,927


Steer Wrestling

1. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif. $39,342

2. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 37,455

3. Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo. 31,645

4. Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 27,318

5. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 25,896

6. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 25,202

7. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas 24,312

8. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 24,220

9. Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La. 23,675

10. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 23,653

11. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 20,152

12. Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 19,723

13. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 17,489

14. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D. 17,405

15. Travis Carnine, Stanfield, Ore. 16,937

16. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 15,760

17. Riley York, Loyalton, Calif. 15,403

18. Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 14,932

19. Monty Eakin, Pecos, Texas 14,530

20. Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif. 14,242

Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 14,242


Team Roping-Header

1. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. $56,333

2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 54,722

3. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. 49,304

4. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 39,540

5. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 37,796

6. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 35,091

7. Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla. 34,223

8. Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz. 33,239

9. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 29,207

10. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 28,029

11. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas 24,992

12. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 24,003

13. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas 22,658

14. Drew Horner, Plano, Texas 22,190

15. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 21,950

16. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif. 20,562

17. Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas 20,080

18. Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 19,550

19. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 17,742

20. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 17,671


Team Roping-Heeler

1. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas $54,722

2. Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev. 51,280

3. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 47,112

4. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 40,115

5. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 39,540

6. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 37,176

7. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 35,091

8. Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla. 34,223

9. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 28,564

10. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas 28,029

11. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 27,778

12. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 23,460

13. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 22,517

14. Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 21,185

15. Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas 20,080

16. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 19,550

17. Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, Calif. 18,859

18. Justin Copp, Justin, Texas 18,450

19. Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash. 17,597

20. Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 16,913


Saddle Bronc Riding

1. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah $38,263

2. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 33,925

3. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 33,313

4. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D. 24,438

5. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 23,675

6. Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 23,227

7. Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas 20,974

8. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 15,137

9. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 14,404

10. Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 13,648

11. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 13,385

12. Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah 12,973