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PRCA Weekly Press Release – June 11, 2012

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1. Proctor, Harris serve notice they are back on track
Bull riders around the country had better take notice – the champs are back.
        Reigning World Champion Shane Proctor and three-time champ J.W. Harris both showed up big this weekend, and each now looks to be on track to do some serious damage.
        Proctor, who hadn’t had a dominating ride since last December’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, tied the arena record at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, with a 91-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo Company’s Quickstop.
        The mark tied Marty Staneart’s 1993 ride, and it has the defending world champion looking for more.
        “That’s a nice rodeo that I’ve gone to the last two years that I really like and I had a lot of family members there so it was exciting to ride that well,” said Proctor, who jumped from 47th to 31st in the world standings over the weekend.

        “That’s the highest-marked ride I’ve had since I broke my arm so it’s good to be back on track and heading down the trail. Being able to flip the switch comes from our years of experience,” Proctor said of himself and Harris. “We had to earn our experience and put the miles in.”
        Sidelined since his Feb. 29 knee surgery, Harris was still sixth in the world standings as of June 4 based on his consistency through the winter season. He entered the week with just one title to his credit. But that changed in a hurry.
        The Mullin, Texas, cowboy stayed close to home and made it pay off with wins at both the Gladewater (Texas) Rodeo Round-up and the Canton (Texas) Stampede Rodeo, and a second-place finish at the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo.
        With an 89-point ride on Rafter G Rodeo’s Beowulf in Gladewater and a pair of 84s at the other two events, Harris earned $6,351 from the only three rodeos he entered this weekend.
“The knee feels good,” Harris said. “There’s no pain or swelling, and I’m ready to rock and roll. I just left the house last week wanting to ride all my bulls and get some consistency back. I drew some good bulls, and I couldn’t have asked for better results.
“I got on a couple practice bulls at the house last week, just to get the feeling of riding back. I didn’t want to be looking for that at the rodeos when it counts.”
Joining Proctor on the winners’ stand at the $147,204 rodeo in Sisters were bareback rider Brian Bain (86 points), steer wrestler Sean Santucci (10.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Brandon Beers/Cully Stafford and Turtle Powell/Dugan Kelly (5.7 seconds each), saddle bronc riders Tyrell Smith and Bradley Harter (87 points, tying the arena record held by Scott Miller and Jesse Kruse), tie-down roper Ryle Smith (19.4 seconds on two head) and barrel racer Jody Sheffield, 17.43 seconds.
Maier’s triumph at Sisters X Bulls prompts talk of brothers
SISTERS, Ore. – It begins to look like there could be another set of brothers qualifying into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December with all those Coopers, Wrights and Tryans.
Meet the Maiers of Timber Lake, S.D.
With his win at the June 6 Xtreme Bulls Tour Division 2 event at Sisters Rodeo Arena, Corey Maier moved to within $1,500 of the last spot in the Top 15 of the world standings; older brother Ardie is in eighth place.
Corey Maier won the first round with an 86-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo Company’s No. 804 and that stood up for the overall title when Garrett Vig (who had failed to ride in the first round) was the only rider to last eight seconds in the final.
Maier drew Ace’s Magic of the Corey & Lange string in the finale – a bull Chandler Bownds had ridden for 95 points last fall in Ellensburg, Wash. – and made a valiant effort before being bucked off.
Maier’s total winnings for the night of $3,178 lifted his season total to $23,065 and 19th place in the world standings.
2. Vold makes bold statement with Lea Park title
MARWAYNE, Alberta – Finally off the injured list and able to compete without pain, Jake Vold demonstrated once again at the Lea Park Rodeo why he is considered one of the most talented young bareback riders in the sport.
Vold’s 87-point ride on Franklin Rodeo’s Flat Out gave him his second win in as many weeks – he won at Hand Hills, Alberta, June 3 – and came against a field that included three-time World Champion Bobby Mote and several other Wrangler NFR qualifiers.
Vold also tied for third place in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, to bring his total earnings for the weekend to $3,971, or more than double his previous season total.
“I’m just starting to get back in the groove and feeling good,” said Vold, 25. “It makes a difference when you’re not hurting after every ride. I broke my ribs a couple months ago at Austin (Texas) when I got bucked off and landed awkwardly.
“It’s just been the last couple weeks that I’ve started to feel comfortable again.”
The broken ribs came after he missed nearly three months last year with a broken left leg and dislocated ankle that he suffered at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. That took two plates and a bunch of screws to repair in a lengthy surgery.
A year ago at the time of the Lea Park Rodeo, Vold was still on crutches “and driving down to Red Deer (Alberta) for physiotherapy.”
And if you are beginning to sense a pattern here, you are not wrong.
He missed part of 2008 and all of 2009 after breaking his collarbone and his arm. Twice.
“It’s been a little frustrating, sure,” Vold said. “It’s been like this my whole career. Every time you feel like you are making progress, something happens. You just have to keep your chin up and keep on trucking. Every time I get hurt, I learn from it, I get stronger.”
While Vold’s main focus is on making sure he qualifies for his sixth Canadian Finals, he has not given up on the dream of making it to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the first time this year.
Vold was eighth in the world standings at the time of the injury in Clovis last year and despite missing so much time still finished 24th in the world. The talent is there. He just needs to stay healthy for the rest of the season and get lucky with his draws, starting this week at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Daines Ranch Rodeo in Innisfail, Alberta.
The other champions at Lea Park were steer wrestler William Beierbach (3.9 seconds), team ropers Riley Minor and Brady Minor (4.5 seconds), saddle bronc rider Brad Rudolf (85 points), tie-down roper Nate Baldwin (7.7 seconds), bull rider Tyler Pankewitz (87 points) and barrel racer Lee Ann Rust (16.121 seconds).
3. They’re living on Asay street in Cody
        The last performance of the Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo is called the Dusty Tuckness/Kanin Asay Classic – devoted to bull riding and a bullfighting competition only. And it could hardly have produced a more classic ending for the Asay family.
        On the 16th and final ride of the night, Asay – in the town where he learned how to ride steers in his youth – produced a 91-point ride on Mo Betta Rodeo’s E19 to edge Trey Benton III by a single point and earn $1,811.
        “Maury (Tate, owner of Mo Betta) had a great pen here,” Asay said. “I can’t say enough about the bulls. It was a really good bull riding, and you had to be ready to compete.”
        Asay’s dramatic win bookended nicely with the performance of his younger brother, Kaleb, who had earlier secured the all-around title and a share of the saddle bronc riding title with Jake Griffin.
        A broken left arm sharply limited Kaleb Asay’s 2011 season and he finished 107th in the world standings.
“Kaleb’s coming back strong and starting to get after it,” Kanin Asay said. “I’m excited for him. I still get really nervous watching Kaleb’s rides. He did very, very well here. He’s an amazing saddle bronc rider.”
• Timed-event hand Clint Robinson of Spanish Fork, Utah, became the 102nd PRCA cowboy to surpass the $1 million mark in career earnings over the weekend. Robinson collected $3,995 in finishing second in the tie-down roping at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and another $661 in the steer wrestling at the Lea Park Rodeo in Marwayne, Alberta, to finish the weekend with a total of $1,002,928. He is eighth in this season’s all-around world standings and 22nd in tie-down roping, aiming for a fourth trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
• Jared Keylon has his game on. The bareback rider from Uniontown, Kan., won titles at PRCA rodeos in Garden City, Kan., Merrill, Wis., and Gladewater, Texas, over the June 8-10 weekend to bring his total number of wins over the last three weeks to seven. It’s been a highly efficient run with nearly half of the wins in his home state (Garden City, Bennington and Strong City) and two more in the neighboring state of Oklahoma (Claremore and Hugo).
• Brazile Watch: A win in the steer roping at the Pioneer Days Rodeo in Clovis N.M., and a third-place check in the tie-down roping at the Beef Empire Days Rodeo in Garden City, Kan., produced earnings of $5,113 this weekend for Trevor Brazile. The 16-time world champion continues to lead the all-around ($83,456) and steer roping ($34,962) world standings and is sixth among team roping headers ($31,602) and 27th in the tie-down roping ($16,893). The trip to Clovis turned out doubly sweet for the Braziles with Trevor’s wife, Shada, winning the barrel racing title there with a time of 17.46 seconds. It was the second time the couple has won titles at the same rodeo, having done so in Sinton, Texas, in February (Trevor won the steer roping there, too).
For full results of the weekend’s 15 PRCA rodeos visit
4. Nominations open for Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award
        Nominations are being sought for the Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award, created a year ago to recognize PRCA members who have committed their lives to the rodeo industry, and have received little or no recognition for their commitment, work and contributions. Any PRCA member may nominate eligible contract personnel members for the award.
Nominees must have been PRCA members for a minimum of 15 years, and may not have won a yearly contract personnel award (announcer, bullfighter, clown, Coors Man in the Can, secretary, specialty act, stock contractor) within 15 years of the date of nomination. Nomination letters of 500 words or less can be mailed to the PRCA, 101 ProRodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 or e-mailed to or between now and Aug. 1.
All nominations will be reviewed by an external selection panel. The top five nominees will be included on a final ballot mailed out no later than Sept. 15. The final ballots will be sent to contract personnel members who have participated in at least one rodeo within that rodeo year. Ballots are to be returned no later than Oct. 15.
For more information, contact Brandy Sorenson or Amy Rodgers at the PRCA National Headquarters, 719.593.8840.
        “It means the world to me. It puts chills down my back just talking about it.”
        – Brett Stall, telling The Forum (Fargo-Moorhead, N.D.), about his bid to become the first Minnesotan since Paul Wiederholt in 1983 to qualify for the Wrangler NFR as a bull rider. Stall is sixth in the world standings.
5. Next Up
June 13    Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo, Cleburne, Texas, begins
June 13    Buffalo Bill Rodeo, North Platte, Neb., begins
June 13    Parker County Frontier Days ProRodeo, Weatherford, Texas, begins
June 14    Reno (Nev.) Rodeo Xtreme Bulls
June 14    Jackson County ProRodeo, Bellevue, Iowa, begins
June 14    Coleman (Texas) PRCARodeo begins
June 14    Daines Ranch Rodeo, Innisfail, Alberta, begins
June 15    Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo begins
June 15    St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo, Glenwood City, Wis., begins
June 15    Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
June 15    Stanley (Wis.) Rodeo begins
June 15    Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins
June 15    Sturgis (S.D.) Wild West Days begins
June 15    Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Posse Charity Rodeo, Turlock, Calif., begins
June 15    Reno (Nev.) Rodeo begins
June 16    Goshen (Conn.) Stampede
June 16    Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.
June 16    Belt (Mont.) Rodeo begins
June 16    Crazy Horse (S.D.) Rodeo begins
June 16    Evergreen (Colo.) Rodeo begins
June 16    Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo, Grover, Colo., begins
June 17    Goshen (Conn.) Stampede
6. News and notes from the rodeo trail
Two-time World Champion Steer Wrestler Lee Graves’ return to competition – originally scheduled for next week in Wainwright, Alberta – has been delayed until the end of July by an attack of acute appendicitis. “The doctors say I can’t do any heavy lifting for four to six weeks,” Graves told Dwayne Erickson in Sunday’s edition of the Calgary Herald. That certainly doesn’t fit into the program of a guy who makes his living pulling 400-pound steers to the ground. Graves had just returned home from the Cayman Islands in late May after undergoing stem cell surgery on his right ankle, and had planned on going hard the rest of the season … A fractured right leg has brought a halt to Brent Lewis’ dramatic comeback season. While walking out of the warm-up pen in Eagle Mountain, Utah, on May 28, Lewis was kicked by a passing horse, breaking both bones below the knee; the fibula broke through the skin. “It was a freak accident,” said Lewis, 42. “I honestly don’t know what happened. A guy was leading his horse out of the pen and the horse just jumped and kicked. I didn’t think they were even that close to me. I didn’t know the guy, but I could tell he felt bad. What can you do? It’s just one of those things that happen. It wasn’t a Wild West story. It was just an accident.” The paramedics on the scene quickly treated him and transferred him to Riverton (Utah) Hospital. He had surgery there that night with doctors inserting a rod to stabilize his leg and fitting him with a fiberglass splint … Andrew “Duain” Madsen, whose Madsen Rodeo Acts appeared in virtually every major venue of the Cowboy Sport for more than 30 years – including the National Finals Rodeo – died June 2 in his hometown of Tremonton, Utah. He was 84. Madsen’s specialty act featured two prized Appaloosa stallions he showed while dressed in Indian attire, sheep trained to pull wagons and the family’s Dalmatian dog, Jenny. The Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce presented Madsen with its Andy Womack Award and the Iowa Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo featured him on a belt buckle made especially for the rodeo. Apart from numerous appearances in the opening ceremonies at the NFR between 1985 and 1998, Madsen also performed at major PRCA rodeos in Houston, Denver, Tucson, Ariz., and Calgary, Alberta … Joseph Endre “Joe” Barr, one of the original members of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association (card No. 145), died on June 1 in Apple Valley, Calif. He was 95. Although born in Newell, S.D., Barr grew up on a ranch in the San Jacinto Mountains and attended schools in Hemet, Calif. At 13, he started riding bucking horses at the Indian Fiesta Rodeos and hit the rodeo circuit starting at the age of 17, joining the Turtles (precursor to the current PRCA) when he was 19. Between rodeos, he worked for the Vale Cattle Company in Temecula, Calif. While he was the Vaquero Boss on the Santa Rosa (now known as Rancho California), he married Ellen Louise Flack from Elsinore, Calif., on May 17, 1941. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary … Rodeo announcers don’t normally show up on the injury report, but every once in awhile there is an exception. Mike Mathis was on horseback announcing the Old Fort Days in Fort Smith, Ark., from inside the arena a week ago when a bull whirled and ran right at him. “One of the horns slipped underneath the back girth, twisting the saddle and throwing me off and underneath the bull,” Mathis said. “Thank heavens Clay Collins was right there to distract him and keep him off me. My horse ended up with a knot on his side and I’ve got a leg that looks like a piece of abstract art from my knee to my ankle, but no complaints. This could have been a whole lot worse.” Mathis was back in the saddle (with another horse) the next night in Fort Smith and worked the rodeo in Garden City, Kan., this past weekend … A fund-raising drive is under way to create a permanent home for the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Hall of Fame. The centerpiece of the effort is The Boots of Fame project in which 25 local artists will decorate 27-inch high concrete boots that will be exhibited and later auctioned off on Aug. 30 at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame annual induction banquet. “We (the board) were searching for a capital campaign of some sort that would be creative, be interesting to the public and reflect the rodeo’s heritage,” said Board President Teri Phillip. “We believe we’ve got something going that will excite the community.” … The J.F. Shea Riding Center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., presented the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo and its Committee President Gilbert Aguirre with the Michael Lewis Friends of the Disabled Award on May 19. Aguirre was singled out for his generosity and community leadership as a rancher, businessman, philanthropist and chairman of the PRCA’s richest two-day rodeo each August … Entry forms are available for the 25th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on July 16 in Colorado Springs. A four-person scramble format will be employed when the event gets underway with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. on the Pine Creek Golf Course. Entries are confirmed on a first-entered basis with a July 6 deadline. For further information, contact Sara Tadken at 719.528.4732 or …  Several improvements have been made to the Prescott (Ariz.) Rodeo Grounds in time for next month’s 125th renewal of the World’s Oldest Rodeo, most notably the addition of bleachers on the eastern side of the arena which will no longer have obstructed views and increase seating capacity … The Bergeron Rodeo Arena, home to the Davie (Fla.) Rodeo and the Ram Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, is getting a new name. The arena is owned by the town of Davie, but carries the name of Ron “Alligator Ron” Bergeron because he donated $150,000 toward the purchase of land for arena parking. At the June 6 meeting of the Town Council, they agreed to change the name to the Town of Davie Arena at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, according to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel … A proposal for a beer garden at Abilene’s Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo – the centerpiece of the Central Kansas Free Fair – has been rejected by the city commissioners.
7. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$83,456
BB: Wes Stevenson…………….$56,394
SW: Ethen Thouvenell……….. $39,608
TR-1: Keven Daniel…..……….$40,325
TR-2: Chase Tryan….…………$40,325
SB: Cody Wright…………….. $44,957
TD: Justin Maass..…………….$50,105
BR: Cody Teel…………………….$63,186
SR: Trevor Brazile……………….$34,962
8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as ofJune 11, 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   $83,456
2.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        41,794
3.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         41,532
4.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         36,332
5.      Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       33,025
6.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      30,992
7.      Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       30,529
8.      Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta         29,084
9.      Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.    23,927
10.     Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.      21,263
11.     Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.     19,873
12.     Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas   19,548
13.     Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.         19,531
14.     Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas     16,959
15.     Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.    15,040
16.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      15,020
17.     Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.    11,405
18.     Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah    10,799
19.     Clovis Crane, Lebanon, Pa.       10,428
20.     Cutter Parsons, Marana, Ariz.    9,426
Bareback Riding
1.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas    $56,394
2.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas         54,442
3.      Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah       36,408
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         32,805
5.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.        29,387
6.      Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.     27,972
7.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.         27,486
8.      Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.    27,120
9.      Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.    26,769
10.     Matt Bright, Azle, Texas         25,361
11.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas   24,863
12.     Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta         23,408
13.     Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah      22,852
14.     Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.        22,696
15.     Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas      18,559
16.     Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.         17,615
17.     Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas      17,372
18.     Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.   15,371
19.     Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.    14,201
20.     George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.         14,087
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   $39,608
2.      Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.  27,188
3.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.         27,145
4.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.       26,807
5.      Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.      24,776
6.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       24,359
7.      Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.         23,468
8.      Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho        23,239
9.      K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas       22,394
10.     Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    21,126
11.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.      21,118
12.     Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah    21,049
13.     Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas       19,945
14.     Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.      19,075
15.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta  18,862
16.     Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.  18,531
17.     Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.    18,344
18.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         18,266
19.     Ben Goodman, Beaumont, Texas     17,940
20.     Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta         17,564
Team Roping (header)
1.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.    $40,325
2.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        37,349
3.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga        36,821
4.      Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.      35,834
5.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.       34,611
6.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   31,602
7.      Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.   28,491
8.      Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  28,250
9.      Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  27,326
10.     Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.         26,783
11.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.    25,976
12.     Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas         21,899
13.     Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.     20,832
14.     Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.  20,537
15.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas       20,359
16.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   19,861
17.     Manny Egusquiza Jr., Madison, Ga.        19,689
18.     Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas       18,832
19.     Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.        18,817
20.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.        18,227
Team Roping (heeler)
1.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.       $40,325
2.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas  37,143
3.      Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.        35,834
4.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     34,611
5.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.       32,141
6.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas    31,602
7.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.  30,319
8.      Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas        27,536
9.      Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas       27,326
10.     B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.     26,778
11.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.        25,560
12.     Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.     24,913
13.     Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   23,195
14.     Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        23,087
15.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.         23,083
16.     John Philipp, Washington, Texas  21,899
17.     Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.   21,154
18.     Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.      21,086
19.     Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.  18,377
20.     Tyler Barton, Buckner, Ark.      17,498
Saddle Bronc Riding
1.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah       $44,957
2.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa      36,051
3.      Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D.      30,218
4.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah      29,382
5.      Jake Wright, Milford, Utah       28,051
6.      Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.        27,290
7.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.         27,143
8.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.    24,884
9.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas         24,813
10.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas   24,468
11.     Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.     23,629
12.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand       22,343
13.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas       21,626
14.     Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.      21,447
15.     Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia         20,580
16.     Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.       20,472
17.     J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.     19,495
18.     Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.  18,990
19.     Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.      17,584
20.     Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas     17,126
Tie-down Roping
1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    $50,105
2.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.     37,013
3.      Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas        30,923
4.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas        30,663
5.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas       29,707
6.      Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas    28,232
7.      Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.      26,906
8.      Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas   25,571
9.      Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.       24,960
10.     E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas        24,311
11.     Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah    24,054
12.     Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas  23,022
13.     Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.        22,872
14.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       21,350
15.     Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas     21,004
16.     Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.       20,806
17.     Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.       19,736
18.     Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas      19,677
19.     Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta    18,985
20.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho   18,518
Steer Roping
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $34,962
2.      Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas      28,122
3.      Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.  24,287
4.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      23,309
5.      Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas       20,751
6.      Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas   17,176
7.      Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.     16,740
8.      Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.     15,960
9.      Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.    14,385
10.     Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.         13,539
11.     Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.  13,425
12.     Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.     12,433
13.     Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.     12,055
14.     Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.   10,848
15.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      10,648
16.     Buster Record Jr., Buffalo, Okla.        10,108
17.     J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas    9,685
18.     Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.      9,575
19.     Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas    9,393
20.     J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.    8,606
Bull Riding
1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        $63,186
2.      Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.       54,971
3.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.         53,948
4.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      51,647
5.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas       38,991
6.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.        35,977
7.      Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.    31,718
8.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   31,694
9.      Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.   29,552
10.     Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah      28,983
11.     Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.      28,526
12.     Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.         28,427
13.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.         27,771
14.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas  26,633
15.     Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   23,413
16.     Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas         23,394
17.     Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas    22,915
18.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.   22,011
19.     Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah      21,800
20.  Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho                     21,566
*2012 Barrel Racing (through June 11, 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      $86,700
2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas     84,924
3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta         66,765
4. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.      58,578
5. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.    34,209
6. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.          31,894
7. Robyn Herring,       Huntington, Texas         30,187
8. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.       30,046
9. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla.    29,462
10. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas        28,630
11. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas     27,806
12. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.     27,607
13. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.          27,451
14. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.    26,763
15. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas         26,273
16. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.    25,987
17. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.         22,885
18. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla.       22,649
19. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas         22,262
20. Liz Combs, Eltopia, Wash.                       20,652
9. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as ofJune 11, 2012.
Bareback Riding
1.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                 $29,296
2.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas     21,938
3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                  21,823
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                   18,940
5.      Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                  15,934
6.      Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta            9,402
7.      Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                9,062
8.      Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.            8,226
9.      Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas       6,878
10.     Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah          6,571
11.     J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.            6,475
12.     Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho          6,307
13.     Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                    5,927
14.     Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas           5,817
15.     Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho      5,785
16.     Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla.       5,087
17.     Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.       4,995
18.     Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                4,852
19.     Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.       4,752
20.     Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho                4,349
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   $19,547
2.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.        16,194
3.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.   16,122
4.      Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan.   14,103
5.      Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah             13,497
6.      Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.    13,466
7.      Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.       11,930
8.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    11,878
9.      Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas          11,737
10.     Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       11,227
11.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.     9,158
12.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                  9,036
13.     Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, B.C.           8,684
14.     Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho           8,527
15.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta     8,463
16.     Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.         8,440
17.     Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.      7,789
18.     Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo.          6,880
19.     Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas                  6,361
20.     Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.            6,144
Team Roping-Header
1.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.               $23,746
2.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.      22,534
3.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.        14,455
4.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas          14,408
5.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas     13,833
6.      Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.     12,528
7.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.          12,525
8.      Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.   12,108
9.      Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas        9,905
10.     Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                9,557
11.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                  9,390
12.     Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.        9,374
13.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas        9,295
14.     Justin Yost, Hico, Texas                  8,600
15.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas   8,432
16.     Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.        8,373
17.     Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.           7,533
18.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.         7,440
19.     Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.            7,390
20.     Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas     7,356
Team Roping-Heeler
1.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     $23,746
2.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.               22,534
3.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   16,250
4.      Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.  15,032
5.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                14,455
6.      Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.              13,952
7.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas    13,833
8.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.          12,525
9.      Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        11,933
10.     Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas    9,898
11.     Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.      9,661
12.     Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                 9,557
13.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.    8,951
14.     Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.    8,600
15.     Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.  8,526
16.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas        8,432
17.     Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.    8,373
18.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.           7,821
19.     Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas          7,533
20.     Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.   7,055
Saddle Bronc Riding
1.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.            $19,914
2.      Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.      19,204
3.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah        18,766
4.      J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.             15,687
5.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas     14,092
6.      Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia   11,856
7.      Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                11,662
8.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah              11,191
9.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa      10,153
10.     Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                 9,739
11.     Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas       7,324
12.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand     6,894
13.     Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                6,784
14.     Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba     6,659
15.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas 6,555
16.     Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.          6,439
17.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas      6,218
18.     Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                 6,168
19.     Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.          5,974
20.     Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo.                 5,578
Tie Down Roping
1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    $27,308
2.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                 18,546
3.      Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas       16,600
4.      Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas       13,559
5.      Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                 13,267
6.      Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas            12,605
7.      Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas        12,434
8.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.       10,835
9.      Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas          10,777
10.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho     10,677
11.     Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.        9,980
12.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah        9,566
13.     Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas         9,094
14.     Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.                  8,857
15.     Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.         8,483
16.     Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas       8,321
17.     Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.       7,952
18.     Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.        7,505
19.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                   7,447
20.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.       6,996
Bull Riding
1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        $22,690
2.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   14,738
3.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                13,442
4.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      13,357
5.      Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah    11,955
6.      Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.             10,644
7.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.          10,604
8.      Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                 9,983
9.      Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.      7,964
10.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.     7,909
11.     Beau Brooks, Strathmoore, Alberta        7,302
12.     Shawn Proctor, Tooele, Utah        7,230
13.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.         6,727
14.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        6,485
15.     Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas      6,138
16.     Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.       5,575
17.     Austin Ambrose, Fletcher, Okla.    5,453
18.     Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas    5,404
19.     Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho          5,252
20.     Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.       5,106
10. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Unofficial as of June 11, 2012.
1.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        $37,026
2.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       24,412
3.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.       21,256
4.      Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah     15,405
5.      Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas   15,100
6.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      14,476
7.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.        14,462
8.      Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.   13,491
9.      Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas    13,351
10.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.      12,549
11.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        11,001
12.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 10,473
13.     Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas   9,964
14.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      9,402
15.     Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah   9,053
16.     Guytin Tsosie, Farmington, N.M. 8,564
17.     Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  8,422
18.     Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas     7,868
19.     L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla.      7,443
20.  Brent Menz, Delta, Mo.                                        6,686
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are nearly 30 million fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys in premier events through the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots, the Justin Boots Playoffs and Championships, the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour and the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Action from PRCA-sanctioned rodeos and its premier events appears on Great American Country (DISH Network 165, DirecTV 326) and Pursuit (DISH Network 240, DirecTV 608). Each year, PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities.

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