1. Whitney leads band of last-minute qualifiers for Omaha

Usually when a guy gets bumped out of the field for the Justin Boots Championships at the last moment there is anguish and bitter disappointment. Clayton Savage is fine with it. He wasn’t going to go to Omaha for the $637,188 rodeo even if he had qualified. He’s getting married next weekend.

Savage had long ago cleared off his schedule for the last week in September so he could tie the knot with his high school sweetheart, Catherine Mosher, at Grace Bible Baptist Church in Casper, Wyo. Nothing was going to interfere with that.

“I guess I didn’t really think about (when Omaha was scheduled),” Savage said. “What would I have done if I had qualified? I guess I would have doctor released out or just not entered. Bull riding isn’t everything.”



It turned out to be a moot point. Cody Whitney saw to that. Whitney earned his spot at the QwestCenter straight up. He won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo with an 89-point ride at the final performance Sept. 20 and tied for fourth place at the Four States Fair Rodeo in Texarkana, Ark.

His weekend earnings of $3,710 moved Whitney from 14th to 10th in the world standings and bumped Savage – who had entered the week 12th in the world standings – out of the last spot in the Omaha lineup by nearly $2,800.

“I’m glad to help him out (of the potential conflict),” Whitney said with a laugh.

Whitney was one of only three contestants to parlay success in this past weekend’s rodeos into a spot in the Justin Boots Championships.

Brock Hanson made it into the team roping field as a header after he and partner Ryan Motes won the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo (Motes was already safely qualified) for $3,023. Charly Crawford was bumped from the last spot by a margin of $580, which means that he and his partner, Jim Ross Cooper, are the first alternates to the Omaha field.

The third new qualifier requires a footnote. Cole Elshere got into the saddle bronc riding field by sharing the title at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo in Albuquerque with Bradley Harter and finishing second in Texarkana to bump Sterling Crawley into 13th place. But Crawley will remain in the QwestCenter lineup as a replacement for the injured world standings leader Wade Sundell.

There were a couple of near misses along the way, too. Steer wrestler Beau Clark moved ahead of K.C. Jones on Sept. 20 with a fourth-place finish in Pasadena, Texas, and that held up until Jones – despite competing with a fractured fibula head in his right knee – finished fourth in Albuquerque on Sept. 23 to recapture his spot.

And then there was bareback rider Brian Bain. He had a sore right (riding) hand after competing at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, so he took what he called “a calculated risk,” and doctor-released out of Pasadena and Albuquerque.

Bain knew that sixth-ranked Jessy Davis would be unable to compete at Omaha due to injury, meaning that two competitors would have to pass him in order for him to lose his berth in the championships. It almost happened. Casey Colletti finished just $138 back of Bain and Justin McDaniel, who earned checks at four rodeos (including a win in El Paso, Texas), was another $268 back.

“It worked out OK in the end,” Bain said, “and I’m hoping the extra rest will pay off for me in Omaha.”

With Davis a lineup scratch, Colletti is in the field in the No. 12 spot and McDaniel is first alternate.

The big thing about making the show in Omaha is that $637,188 purse and the opportunity that provides for contestants to secure their spot in the $6.125 million Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

With maximum potential earnings of $33,161 (achievable by winning the first round, second round, semifinal, final and average), there is also a great chance for a contestant to get hot on one weekend and position himself for a gold buckle run in December.

For somebody like Whitney, who missed seven big Fourth of July rodeos after a bull at Red Lodge, Mont., broke his foot, having things fall in place like this at the end of the regular season is the sweetest sort of relief.

“I’m just glad I got off my tail and did my job,” Whitney said. “If they had done this the old way with eligibility for Omaha based on Wrangler Million Dollar Tour points, I wouldn’t have even made it to (the playoffs in) Puyallup, let alone Omaha.

“Winning in Cheyenne (Wyo.) really helped and I’ve competed pretty well down the stretch.”

The win in Pasadena was his second in five days (he had a win in St. George, Utah, on Sept. 15), and third since the injury, as Whitney has clawed his way up from 24th two months ago to the top 10.

“After Pasadena,” Whitney said, “I got a text from the people at the MGM Grand in Vegas (who sponsor him) saying, ‘Congratulations, 75 more days until we get to hang out together.’ It’s great to have them on your side.”


Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27-29

BAREBACK RIDING: 1. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.; 2. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas; 3. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah; 4. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.; 5. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.; 6. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas; 7. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah; 8. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas; 9. Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.; 10. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.; 11. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.; 12. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. (Jessy Davis, No. 6 in the world standings, is injured and will not compete in Omaha).

STEER WRESTLING: 1. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.; 2. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.; 3. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.; 4. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas; 5. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.; 6. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.; 7. Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.; 8. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.; 9. Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.; 10. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.; 11. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.; 12. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas.

TEAM ROPING-HEADERS: 1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas; 2. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.; 3. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.; 4. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.; 5. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.; 6.       Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas; 7. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.; 8. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.; 9.             Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas; 10. Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 11. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.; 12. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.

TEAM ROPING-HEELERS: 1. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas; 2. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.; 3. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.; 4. Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.; 5. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.; 6. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas; 7. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.; 8. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas; 9. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.; 10. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas; 11. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.; 12. Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas.

SADDLE BRONC RIDING: 1. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.; 2. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah; 3. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.; 4. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah; 5. Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.; 6. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas; 7. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.; 8. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas; 9. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.; 10. Jake Wright, Milford, Utah; 11. Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.; 12. Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas. (Wade Sundell, No. 1 in the world rankings, is injured and will not compete at Omaha).

TIE-DOWN ROPING: 1. Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas; 2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas; 3. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas; 4. Hunter Herrin, 5. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas; 6. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.; 7. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas; 8. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah; 9. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho; 10. Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas; 11. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas; 12. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.

BULL RIDING: 1. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas; 2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas; 3. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas; 4. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.; 5. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.; 6. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.; 7.      Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.; 8. Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.; 9. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.; 10. Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.; 11. Beau Schroeder, China, Texas; 12. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.

• Trey Benton III has achieved his major goals for the 2012 season – winning the PRCA Resistol Bull Riding Rookie of the Year Award and qualifying for the Wrangler NFR in his first season – but he’s not done yet.

Although hindered by a knee injury, Benton plans to compete at the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 27-29 in Omaha, Neb., in pursuit of the record for money won by a rookie during the regular season.

Fellow bull rider Steve Woolsey holds the record with the $113,090 he earned in 2005 and Benton is third in the world this season with $108,970.

“I want to break that record; that’s my main goal now,” Benton said Sept. 24.

Benton has been out of action since he suffered an injury to his right knee when he was bucked off Do or Die Rodeo’s Baskin’s Buckmaster at the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison, Iowa, on Sept. 6.

An MRI performed on Sept. 11 revealed a torn ACL ligament, torn meniscus, and strained MCL ligament in Benton’s right knee. He’s scheduled to have surgery performed by Dr. Tandy Freeman in Dallas, on Dec. 19, the week following the Wrangler NFR, to repair the damage.

“I’ve been wearing the brace they fitted for me, and trying to be careful, but I’m feeling pretty good,” Benton said. “I’m too close to that record to let it go now, and I don’t like the idea of losing any more ground in the standings either.”

• ProRodeoLive.com will air coverage of the Justin Boots Championships each evening from the QwestCenter, starting at 6:45 p.m. (CT). PRCA announcer Steve Kenyon, who founded and owns ProRodeoLive.com, will be the lead commentator on the live webcast.

• Great American Country (DISH Network 165, DirecTV 326) will televise its coverage of the rodeo at 10 p.m. (ET) on Oct. 9, and it will be rebroadcast three times – at 2 a.m. (ET) on Oct. 10, at 10 p.m. on Nov. 6 and at 2 a.m. on Nov. 7.


2. DeMoss’ bid for Linderman Award falls short in Texarkana

It was an emotional roller coaster of a weekend for Cody DeMoss.

On Sept. 20, DeMoss moved a small step closer to his first world championship in saddle bronc riding with a win at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo. On Sept. 22 he fell just short in his bid for a first Linderman Award.

Already (well) qualified in the saddle bronc riding with $108,397 and team roping ($2,182), DeMoss needed to finish third or better in the bareback riding at the Four States Fair Rodeo in Texarkana, Ark., to qualify for the Linderman Award by surpassing $1,000 in a third event.

He finished out of the money on Wrangler National Finals Rodeo horse Bi Polar from Classic Pro Rodeo.

“I had a chance to win the Linderman once before (in 2009), when I went to Texarkana needing a couple hundred bucks in the team roping and couldn’t get it done,” DeMoss said.

With DeMoss’ departure from the race, Kyle Thomson is the presumptive winner of the Linderman; it would make him the first Canadian to claim that symbol of rodeo versatility in more than 20 years.

Kyle Whitaker, who has won the Linderman a record six times, was prepared to take one last shot at qualifying for the title this weekend at the American Royal in Kansas City, until an MRI showed he had a torn right pectoral muscle.

He underwent surgery on Sept. 24 in O’Neill, Neb. (about 25 miles from his home in Chambers), and will be out about six months.

“I’m hoping to be back in time for San Antonio (in February),” Whitaker said, while being prepped for surgery. “It’s sure not the way I wanted the season to end. It’s such bad timing.”

Whitaker was a strong contender for his first Wrangler NFR as a steer wrestler all season and was in 19th place at the time of the injury.

For DeMoss, whatever disappointment he might feel in falling short in the Linderman Award race will simply be rechanneled into his primary goal – earning a saddle bronc riding gold buckle.

DeMoss is healthy and has been riding well in recent weeks. His win at Pasadena allowed him to move past Jesse Wright into second place in the saddle bronc riding world standings and he trails Wade Sundell (who is sidelined with an injury) by just $5,639.

DeMoss’ 90-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Too Cool in Pasadena was the highest score ever achieved on that horse and held up to edge Bradley Harter by a single point.

“Heath Stewart of Frontier Rodeo has never steered me wrong on any horse I’ve ever asked about,” DeMoss said. “His word is good with me. He told me to just, ‘Lean back and spur the snot out of him.’ And that’s what I did. He really bucked and got up under himself. It was a fun ride. Real fun.”

DeMoss knows well that that elusive first gold buckle – he has finished second in the world standings four times – won’t be decided until the last ride of the last performance of the Dec. 6-15 Wrangler NFR.

“It should be interesting, a lot of fun to watch,” DeMoss said. “It’s anybody’s game at the NFR once you get there. One year I went from 15th to third in the world standings. Anybody who gets hot and has a good 10 days can win it all.”

The other champions at Pasadena’s Ross Kelly Arena were bareback rider Danny Webb (86 points), steer wrestler Shayde Etherton (9.1 seconds on two head), team ropers Camish Jennings and Tommy Zuniga (11.5 seconds on two head), tie-down roper Seth Childers (18.1 seconds on two head), bull rider Cody Whitney (89 points) and barrel racer Savanah Reeves (15.96 seconds). Caleb Smidt won the all-around title with $2,127 in team roping and tie-down roping, extending his career record for money won on a permit to $61,410 with two rodeos remaining; he bought his card on Sept. 19 and will begin his rookie season on Oct. 1.

• There could be quite an interesting battle shaping up for the 2013 Bull Riding Rookie of the Year Award. Cooper Davis, 18, earned $9,975 this past weekend with wins at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo in Albuquerque, and the Oklahoma City Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event to push his season earnings to $34,927. That’s the fifth-highest single-season total in history on a permit and all the more impressive because Davis didn’t buy his permit until his 18th birthday on March 23. The one-season record is $38,470 held by Joe Frost, who has one last rodeo on his permit this weekend in Anadarko, Okla. Davis, a freshman at Panola College (Carthage, Texas), will be competing in New Braunfels, Texas, and in Anadarko, in what figures to be a preview of coming attractions. Frost has already bought his card and Davis is planning to buy his next month to begin his rookie season.

• Brazile watch: Trevor Brazile was born in Amarillo, Texas, and the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo has always been good to him. His all-around title there (with total earnings of $6,460) this past weekend was his third in six years and the three-head average title he won in steer roping was his second there. He enters the final week of the regular season leading the all-around and team roping-heading standings and second in the steer roping to Cody Lee. “Being born here,” Brazile told Amarillo Globe-News, “this is one rodeo I like to hit. I have a lot of family and friends here. The best thing about Amarillo is the people.”

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


3. Dodge City hosting PRCA rodeo camp

DODGE CITY, Kan. – The Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is hosting a PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Roundup Arena. The free training is set for participants of all abilities who are 8 years old or older.

“PRCA Championship Rodeo Camps are great for beginners and have proven to be very beneficial for advanced riders,” said Julie Jutten, who is with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s industry outreach department. “If you are new to the sport, the camp will get you off to the right start, which will help your long-term success in the sport.”

The curriculum includes an introduction to all three roughstock events – bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding – and will cover the basics: safety and fundamentals, livestock safety, injury prevention, tips from professionals, chute procedures, riding equipment overview, goal setting and an introduction to the PRCA.

“We’re very excited to be part of this program that is designed to help teach people about rodeo,” said Dr. R.C. Trotter, chairman of the Roundup committee. “I think this is an outstanding way to draw young people to the sport and teach them the skills they might need if they want to pursue rodeo in their future.

“Hopefully we’ll have a number of the campers who come back and compete at Roundup in just a few years.”

Students can register in all three roughstock events and may do so online at http://prorodeo.com/youthrodeo_form.aspx. Students also can register by calling Jutten at 719.304.1471.

“The classroom will include sessions on preventing and managing injuries, which will prolong careers, and understanding the PRCA, which will ease an athlete’s transition into ProRodeo,” Jutten said. “The camps are free and a great chance to learn from the best of the PRCA.”



“Nobody can make a rodeo great only with their own pen. You can’t do a decent-sized rodeo without help. We own 200 horses and we could put this rodeo on ourselves, but it wouldn’t be nearly as good without asking others to bring their best.”

— Eight-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year Stace Smith telling the Amarillo Globe-News about the approach he takes in producing the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo.


4. Next Up

Sept. 27    Comal County Fair & Rodeo, New Braunfels, Texas, begins

Sept. 27    Justin Boots Championships, Omaha, Neb., begins

Sept. 28    Kern County Fair Rodeo, Bakersfield, Calif., begins

Sept. 28    McCord (Saskatchewan) Indoor ProRodeo begins

Sept. 28    Poway (Calif.) Rodeo begins

Sept. 28    Tomah (Wis.) PRCA Rodeo begins

Sept. 28    American Royal, Kansas City, begins

Sept. 28    Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo, San Bernadino, begins

Sept. 28    Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, Stephenville, Texas, begins

Sept. 29    Blue Hat Rodeo, Checotah, Okla.

Sept. 29    Montana Circuit Finals Steer Roping, Silesia

Sept. 29    Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.

Sept. 29    Mobetta Stampede, Anadarko, Okla, begins

Sept. 29    Andy Devine Days Rodeo, Kingman, Ariz., begins


5. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Johnny Emmons, a five-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in tie-down roping (1989, 1998, 2001-03), has been named to succeed Mike Brown as the head rodeo coach at Weatherford (Texas) College. Emmons has served as Brown’s assistant coach for the past seven years and the Coyotes have qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo every year over that span. “Johnny’s ready,” Brown told the Weatherford Democrat. “He’s learning a lot. He’s got enough experience to keep us going strong.” Brown, 60, is stepping down from coaching to devote more time to teaching agriculture … Bareback rider Tim Kent, 26, was released from a hospital after being treated for a head injury he suffered Sept. 23 at the Shawnee Mountain PRCA Rodeo in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa. “The horse stepped on him,” pickup man Marty Barnes, of Barnes PRCA Rodeo, told the Pocono (Pa.) Record. “He must have hit him in the head at least once since he was knocked unconscious.” Kent was life-flighted to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he was released on Sept. 24 … The California Rodeo has donated more than $3,600 to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas, after another year of participating in Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) Campaign. Funds were raised through ticket sales on the Thursday night of the rodeo, tip collection on-site during the rodeo and through a partnership with sponsor Swenson & Silacci Flowers. In June and July, customers could visit a special page on their website, www.swensonandsilacci.com and send a survivor a pink arrangement; 20 percent of the cost of the arrangement was donated to the TETWP campaign … Helped by the biggest rodeo crowd in more than five years, the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in Abilene was 3.5 percent above projected revenue this year at $207,500 … The American Bus Association has designated the Feb. 7-24 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo as one of the top 100 events in North America for 2013 because “it offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world.”


6. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$213,847

BB: Steven Dent…………………$132,889

SW: Ethen Thouvenell…………..$87,039
TR-1: Trevor Brazile………….$119,928
TR-2: Patrick Smith….……….$121,428
SB: Wade Sundell…………….$114,036

TD: Justin Maass..…………….$138,935
BR: Cody Teel……………………$141,290
SR: Cody Lee…………………….$62,745


7. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of September 24, 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                                    $213,847

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.                                                 94,668

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.                                            59,373

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.                                           36,501


Bareback Riding

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

2.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                            127,069

3.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah                                          125,036

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                                     85,779

8.    Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         71,361

9.    Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                 64,480

10.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             64,421

11.  Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                      63,851

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

13.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          58,122

14.  Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla.                                        57,855

15.  Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.                                      51,391

16.  Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta                                48,800

17.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          46,572

18.  Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D.                                              46,058

19.  Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho                                          44,822

20.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             44,618


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                                    74,787

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

6.    Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                             63,810

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

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

9.    Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.                                              61,826

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

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

12.  K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             54,726

13.  Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.                                           52,821

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.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                             43,526

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

20.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 41,309


Team Roping (header)

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                    $119,928

2.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         108,061

3.    Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.                                     97,941

4.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             94,322

5.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         89,046

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                                    73,308

10.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 71,498

11.  Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                  71,232

12.  Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    69,968

13.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   69,388

14.  Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.                                      63,690

15.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              60,551

16.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  59,321

17.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                               58,810

18.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         55,873

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

20.  Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.                                         48,653


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas                                    $121,428

2.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                              103,970

3.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                 92,822

4.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       91,508

5.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            88,546

6.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    80,573

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

8.    Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas                                              76,604

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

10.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 73,308

11.  Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                       69,803

12.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            69,253

13.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                62,529

14.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    60,633

15.  Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.                                        60,551

16.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              59,044

17.  Dakota Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                 57,376

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

19.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         53,164

20.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      49,772


Saddle Bronc Riding

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

2.    Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                            108,397

3.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                          106,120

4.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             89,967

5.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                           82,339

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

7.    Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                          68,816

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

9.    Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               65,459

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

11.  Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                             63,527

12.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 63,510

13.  Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas                        61,821

14.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        52,325

15.  Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont.                                          52,311

16.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  49,950

17.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       48,265

18.  Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta                                   45,054

19.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     44,770

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


Tie-down Roping

1.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                    $138,935

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                          103,070

3.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    99,171

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

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

6.    Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          78,054

7.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       74,906

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

9.    Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   72,032

10.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      70,181

11.  Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                      69,987

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

13.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          67,078

14.  Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas                                                 66,071

15.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                              65,148

16.  Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            63,740

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

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

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

20.  Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         50,519


Steer Roping

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

2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        59,321

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

4.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       57,220

5.    Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            40,361

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.                                           32,571

10.  Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.                                           31,200

11.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             31,000

12.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           29,439

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

14.  Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      27,897

15.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                     26,959

16.  Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.                                     26,234

17.  Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.                                              25,375

18.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           23,916

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

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


Bull Riding

1.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                         $141,290

2.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                             122,563

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

4.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                            100,274

5.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                         92,313

6.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      85,357

7.    Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                           79,510

8.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                        78,019

9.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              76,376

10.  Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                                           69,385

11.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                         66,527

12.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      66,474

13.  Clayton Savage, Casper, Wyo.                                        65,979

14.  Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                     65,108

15.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              63,912

16.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                     59,860

17.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 57,186

18.  Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                   54,800

19.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        53,529

20.  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah                                      51,655


*2012 Barrel Racing (through September 24, 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                               126,550

3. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                           122,416

4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                       115,808

5. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.                                            86,722

6. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                        83,503

7. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  81,359

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

9. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                     71,575

10. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.              67,515

11. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah                                      63,681

12. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                           61,587

13. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.                        60,756

14. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                               56,892

15. Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo.                             53,693

16. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas                             52,916

17. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                                    51,960

18. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas                          50,916

19. Sydni Blanchard, Tucumcari, N.M.                          50,612

20. Liz Combs, Eltopia, Wash.                                       46,737

8. Final 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of September 24, 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 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

13.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                        12,060

14.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                          9,214

15.  Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand                                 8,708

16.  Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.                                                 8,245

17.  Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.                                             7,813

18.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                    6,811

19.  Roy Johnson, Etna, Calif.                                                   5,963

20.  Alex Wright, Milford, Utah                                               5,574


Tie-down Roping

1.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                       $60,919

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             45,504

3.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                        38,540

4.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 31,971

5.    Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                 27,678

6.    Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                               27,586

7.    Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo.                                             24,540

8.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  23,872

9.    Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                       23,694

10.  Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.                          23,174

11.  Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.                                          22,453

12.  Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                           22,205

13.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                 21,160

14.  Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                           20,828

15.  Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas                                                  20,757

16.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                           19,901

17.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                  19,643

18.  Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.                                          19,534

19.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                               18,156

20.  Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                       17,956


Bull Riding

1.    Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                              $39,067

2.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                       38,544

3.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              36,583

4.    Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      21,733

5.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                         19,990

6.    Clayton Savage, Casper, Wyo.                                         16,984

7.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                          16,711

8.    Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas                                      16,308

9.    Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah                                       15,157

10.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.                                     12,547

11.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               12,239

12.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                            12,014

13.  Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.                                 11,966

14.  Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.                                              10,690

15.  Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.                                             10,644

16.  Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.                                     10,617

17.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               9,983

18.  Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                                 9,461

19.  Keith Roquemore, Cottonwood, Calif.                              9,203

20.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                    9,198


9. Final 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings

Unofficial as of September 24, 2012.


1.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                             $53,703

2.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              49,941

3.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                34,309

4.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                          29,769

5.    Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                      24,980

6.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                               21,065

7.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               20,764

8.    Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.                                         19,454

9.    Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas                                          18,510

10.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         16,382

11.  Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.                                              16,346

12.  Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas                                         15,809

13.  Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                                            15,228

14.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      14,486

15.  Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                    14,126

16.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                            14,025

17.  Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas                                         13,351

18.  Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.                                  12,646

19.  Clayton Savage, Casper, Wyo.                                         11,336

20.  Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah                                    11,215


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