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PRCA Weekly Press Release- Oct. 1, 2012

1. Final week game of musical chairs changes NFR lineup

There will be fitful nights of sleep in store for several cowboys over the next 48 hours. As the 2012 rodeo season officially ended with the last bull ride at San Bernardino, Calif., on Sept. 30, the watch to see who will sneak into the Wrangler NFR – and who will see their bubble burst – was on.

The following results are what we know as of Oct. 1, and nothing will be official until the auditors have had their say on the final world standings. Also, competitors have two weeks to file an appeal. So the waiting game begins.

In one of the closest and most drama-filled scenarios in end-of-season rodeo history, team roping heeler Dakota Kirchenschlager has apparently edged Kollin VonAhn by $3 for the 15th and final NFR spot. Yes, VonAhn will be spending December at home for less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

“Whether it was $3 or $300, it’s all the same,” VonAhn said. “For 10 minutes when I found out I missed it by $3 I could not believe it. Then I was over it. I could have made it by $1. I’m fine with it. This year’s plan didn’t work. We’ll come up with a new plan and be ready to go next year.”

Kirchenschlager and partner Spencer Mitchell – who was 14th before last weekend – earned $1,164 each at Kingman, Ariz., for taking first. Then, in what was Kirchenschlager’s last chance at his first NFR qualification, the pair took second at San Bernardino to earn $2,014 and both will be headed to Las Vegas.

“Having to win every run the last week of the regular season is why we rope,” Kirchenschlager said. “What a rush. What we work for all year long is to put ourselves into that position. If you can’t, you need to find a different job.”

VonAhn’s partner, Nick Sartain, also had a weekend to forget. He and his partner each only had one rodeo left in their count and didn’t come up with any money. It left the door open for Turtle Powell to cruise past Sartain and into the last spot.

After winning the 2011 world title with Jhett Johnson, Powell will return with partner Dugan Kelly, whose NFR hopes survived the weekend as well.

“We snuck in there at the last second,” Kelly said. “Turtle wasn’t even in the top 15 – we’d been chasing it all year. We’ve been watching the standings, and the bottom three have been flipping every week, like musical chairs. We were just lucky enough to be in the right spot when the music stopped.”

In another case of a cowboy looking for his first NFR berth, steer wrestler Bray Armes finished off a crazy two-week run to overtake 2007 World Champion Jason Miller for the last bulldogging spot.

Armes had two rodeos left in his count before the Sept. 22-23 weekend. He chose wisely when he picked Albuquerque, N.M., and Kansas City, Mo., as his two.

After picking up the win and $3,430 in Albuquerque, Armes knew he had to win – or split the win – at the American Royal to have a chance. Miller held a $2,271 advantage before Kansas City, but when he didn’t earn a penny and Armes split first with Todd Suhn, it vaulted Armes to 15th by $55 and the miraculous comeback was complete.

“That run I went on is something that’s not supposed to happen, so I have to give the credit to God for giving me my abilities,” Armes said. “It sure was special to be able to do it like that.”

Even if the auditors found $56 for Miller and Armes was left out, he hasn’t lost perspective on his great 2012 season.

“It really was an awesome year either way and to just be in the position I was, to have a chance, was crazy,” he said. “Jason is a good friend, but I am excited to be going and I’m looking forward to next year, too.”

Tie-down roper Clif Cooper was the fourth man to jump into the top 15 on the last day of the rodeo season, and he sure cut it close. The 24-year-old picked up two small checks in Bakersfield and Poway, Calif., but still needed to win at San Bernardino on the night of Sept. 30, in his last run of the regular season.

His 7.5-second run was enough for first place and $1,818, which put him above Ace Slone by $298 to clinch his third straight NFR qualification and join brother Tuf Cooper in the lineup.

Slone, who entered the weekend in 14th, was passed by both Cooper and 15th-place Bradley Bynum as he fell short in his quest for his first trip to the Finals.

• Ralph Williams is going back to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping for the second year in a row. With checks totaling $2,265 at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas, on Sept. 29, Williams, 54, was able to move from 16th to 14th place in the world standings and bump Chris Glover out of the last spot in the NFSR.



2. It’s all about the numbers in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – With eligibility for this year’s Justin Boots Championships based on world standings instead of Tour results, there were none of those dramatic, come-from-behind stories that have long characterized the annual pilgrimage to the eastern edge of Nebraska. This one was all about numbers and positioning. This was one last chance to build or diminish margins in the world standings before fronting up for the gold buckle Dec. 6-15 in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

It was sort of the ultimate preview of coming attractions and there was a good deal of drama – albeit of a different sort – to be taken from that. More than that, there was a lot to be learned, or least supposed, from crunching the final numbers, starting with the outcome of the roughstock events, where there were two lead changes in the world standings – and very nearly a third.

Reigning Bareback Riding World Champion Kaycee Feild earned $16,603 in the CenturyLink Center to move past Steven Dent by $858 and take the world standings lead for the first time this season on the final weekend of the regular season, and Jesse Wright moved to first in the saddle bronc standings with a $26,739 weekend to rush past the injured (and inactive) Wade Sundell by more than $18,000.

And then there was J.W. Harris. The three-time world champion bull rider had another amazing weekend. Full stop. Amazing. He rode all four of his bulls – as he had done at Puyallup, Wash., two weeks ago – for scores of 86, 87, 88 and 91 points. His total of 352 points was, oddly, exactly the same as Puyallup, for an average of 88 points over eight rides at the highest level of competition.

Less than a month ago, he trailed world standings leader Cody Teel by more than $41,000, but after his rodeo-best earnings total of $30,066 in Omaha (the maximum possible was $33,161), his deficit entering the Wrangler NFR is now just $7,240. Indeed if Teel had been bucked off in the final on Sept. 29, Harris would have taken the lead by $42.

“I didn’t even know how close I was to (Teel) or any of that,” Harris said. “You go to watching the standings and stuff, and you can kind of tense up or try a little too hard. I don’t even look at it. As long as you get to the NFR, you’ve got a shot.”

That being said, there were a lot of guys who helped along their gold buckle aspirations by adding cash to their PRCA RodeoPay accounts in Omaha. By the numbers:

12: Trevor Kastner of Ardmore, Okla., shared the first-round bull riding win with Harris, won the second round outright and the average. After a buck-off in the semifinals, he shared second in the finals with Teel. It all added up to $21,983 (the third-highest total in the rodeo behind Harris and Wright) and a jump from 12th in the world standings to sixth with $88,457.

3.7: That’s 3.7 seconds, as in the time Wade Sumpter posted in winning the steer wrestling final in both Puyallup, Wash., and Omaha. The Fowler, Colo.,  cowboy banked $19,853 in Omaha to move past Matt Reeves, three-time World Champion Luke Branquinho and two-time World Champion Dean Gorsuch into second place. He is $10,240 behind Ethen Thouvenell, who has led the world standings since Feb. 26 and held off all challengers in Omaha with checks totaling $11,656.

0: Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith had a no-time in the first round on Sept. 27, and Brazile spent part of Sept. 28 in urgent care with a bad cold, and yet, somehow, they still managed to finish fourth in total money for the event in Omaha with $12,325 and keep a tidy five-figure lead in the world standings entering Vegas. Their fourth-place result in the second round in 5.3 seconds was just good enough to get them into the semifinals, where they finished second (again in 5.3) and closed out by finishing third in the finals.

• For full results of last week’s PRCA rodeos, visit




3. Lohof captures inaugural Montana steer roping finals

SILESIA, Mont. – Montana native and veteran steer roper Mike Lohof made a bit of history Sept. 29.

With a time of 90.8 seconds on four head, Lohof, 55, became the champion of the inaugural Montana Circuit Steer Roping Finals at the Cotton Equestrian Center.

Lohof, of Baker, Mont., won $2,468 of the $8,225 total payout and his first championship title.

“After watching that first round (of five), I kind of knew it would turn into a roping where there wasn’t going to be a lot of fast runs, and you just had to concentrate on tying them down,” Lohof said.

“I had a no-time in the second round – the steer got up on me – but the other guys all had a problem, too, so we were back even. In the last round, Delon Parker happened to rope his steer by the neck. I’d already tied mine down, and that’s how it ended.”

Parker’s mishap dropped him to third in the average behind Ike Sankey, a five-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in bareback riding (four) and saddle bronc riding (one). Fred Hirschy placed fourth.



“We know that when we go to one of Pete Carr’s rodeos that you don’t have to get on a piece of junk. You know you’re going to have a chance to draw a good horse, and it’s going to come down to who rides best to decide who wins.”

— PRCA bareback rider Clint Cannon, talking about the bucking stock at rodeos produced by Carr Pro Rodeo.


4.  Sturman named director of ProRodeo Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kent Sturman, who served as the executive director for the National High School Rodeo Association for the past 20 years, has been named the new director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the Museum of the American Cowboy.

Sturman’s resume includes a degree in photography and journalism from Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., 28 years as a professional photographer and five years as the editor of the NHSRA Times magazine.

“The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is a wonderful facility where the story of rodeo is told throughout history and preserved for generations to come,” said Sturman, who volunteers for local charities and as a 4-H leader and judge. “I want to build on that success and move the Hall forward with increased visibility, integrate new technology and interactive displays to not only preserve our history but to educate the public and promote our great sport to all who visit.”

Sturman has been a presenter at national symposiums speaking on community service, youth development and animal welfare and has been honored with three distinguished industry service awards.

A Wyoming native, he was raised on his family’s ranch southeast of Lusk, Wyo., and currently resides in Thornton, Colo.


5. Next Up

Oct. 4    Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo, Bonifay, Fla., begins

Oct. 4    Waller County Fair & Rodeo, Hempstead, Texas, begins

Oct. 4    Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, Las Cruces, N.M., begins

Oct. 4    Leesville (La.) Lions Club Rodeo begins

Oct. 4    Ram Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, Minot, N.D., begins

Oct. 5    Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo, Rosenberg, Texas, begins

Oct. 5    Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo begins

Oct. 5    Willowdale ProRodeo, Kennett Square, Pa., begins

Oct. 6    San Dimas (Calif.) Western Days Rodeo begins


6. News and notes from the rodeo trail

The Mississippi Country Music Trail has honored the late Chris LeDoux with a marker on the town green in his hometown of Biloxi. The two-sided marker has an overview of LeDoux’s life on one side and a detailed profile with a photo collage on the other. LeDoux won the bareback riding world championship in 1976 and sold more than 5 million albums over his career. He died of cancer in 2005 at the age of 56 … Ray Wharton, the 1956 world champion tie-down roper, recently made a generous donation to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund in honor of those who helped him during his rodeo career. The donation by the Bandera, Texas, cowboy not only honored his competitors, but also those with whom he served in a leadership capacity as a Rodeo Cowboys Association event representative from 1957-59 … Chicks n Chaps™ Women’s Rodeo Clinic, sponsored by Wrangler, has raised more than $100,000 in 2012 for breast cancer research and education. Chicks n Chaps, which began in 2008 in Missoula, Mont., has been received as a very popular event for women interested in learning more about the sport of rodeo, while also raising awareness and funding for Tough Enough to Wear Pink and individuals fighting breast cancer. The program has expanded across five states, staging clinics at PRCA rodeos in Montana, Idaho, Washington, California and Oklahoma. Since 2008, Chicks n Chaps has raised more than $330,000 and stands as the Official Women’s Rodeo Clinic of Tough Enough to Wear Pink. Staci Flynn, co-president of Chicks n Chaps said she is amazed at how fast the nonprofit has grown and how well it is received by rodeos and women alike. “A lot of women that come to our clinics have never been to a rodeo before, so it’s very gratifying to know that we are promoting the sport of rodeo while also doing what is really important, raising money for education, mammograms and individuals affected by breast cancer.” For more information, visit or call 406.240.5228 … The Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo in El Paso, Texas, welcomed military service members and their families during the first night of the 83rd event, which is one of the longest-running sports events in El Paso. It was dubbed Military Appreciation Night … Members of a nonprofit organization in Gladewater (Texas) are giving area military veterans a special service for Veteran’s Day in November. Operation Give Gratitude is the group putting on the event, which will be held at the Gladewater Rodeo grounds at 3 p.m. on Nov. 10 … Colorado State University professor emeritus John Matsushima, 91, will be honored as the 2013 Citizen of the West during the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver in January. National Western PresidentPat Grant says Matsushima’s groundbreaking cattle feeding research has translated to better beef taste and tenderness for consumers … The Lander (Wyo.) City Council unanimously passed a resolution naming the Shearer property the preferred rodeo relocation site. The property is located off U.S. Highway 287 northwest of Lander behind the Fremont County Transportation stop … Members of the Erath County Commissioners Court, Erath County Livestock Association and the city of Stephenville (Texas) signed into effect a proclamation declaring Sept. 24-30 as Rodeo Heritage Week. It aims to recognize “the traditions of the American West and the Cowboys Turtle Association in 1936 to the PRCA of today.”




7. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$213,847

BB: Kaycee Feild………………..$141,639

SW: Ethen Thouvenell…………..$98,695
TR-1: Trevor Brazile………….$132,254
TR-2: Patrick Smith….……….$133,754
SB: Jesse Wright..…………….$133,098

TD: Justin Maass..…………….$144,001
BR: Cody Teel……………………$159,869
SR: Cody Lee….………………….$62,745


8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of October 1, 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.                                            144,465

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                             120,987

4.    Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  96,289

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                             68,547

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.                                            49,721

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.                                            44,132

20.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           37,406


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah                                        $141,639

2.    Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                            140,781

3.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                            127,069

4.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                           112,337

5.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                             110,770

6.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                   104,564

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

8.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             80,266

9.    Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         73,218

10.  Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                      66,688

11.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          66,633

12.  Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                 64,480

13.  Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.                                                  58,879

14.  Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla.                                        58,299

15.  Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.                                      54,478

16.  Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta                                48,800

17.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             48,767

18.  Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D.                                              46,767

19.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          46,572

20.  Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho                                          45,266


Steer Wrestling

1.    Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.                                     $98,695

2.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         88,275

3.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           87,209

4.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             85,345

5.    Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas                                    75,871

6.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            75,834

7.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                              71,055

8.    Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.                                              66,933

9.    Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.                                             66,136

10.  K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             64,653

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

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

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

14.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                    48,014

15.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                             45,852

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

17.  Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.                                                    44,514

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

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

20.  Travis Carnine, Stanfield, Ore.                                        41,997


Team Roping (header)

1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                    $132,254

2.    Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.                                   117,475

3.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         110,228

4.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         97,930

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

6.    Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    91,381

7.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         90,391

8.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  89,469

9.    Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                  88,094

10.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                           85,748

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

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

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

14.  Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.                                      66,868

15.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  64,508

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

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.                                         50,092


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas                                    $133,754

2.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                     111,043

3.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                              106,137

4.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            97,430

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

6.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 91,381

7.    Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas                                              86,817

8.    Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                       86,665

9.    Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                          84,685

10.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    80,573

11.  Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  75,207

12.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            69,253

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

14.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    60,835

15.  Dakota Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                 60,554

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

17.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              59,343

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.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                        $133,098

2.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                     114,036

3.    Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                            113,504

4.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                           100,751

5.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                           82,339

6.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             76,366

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

8.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                             74,553

9.    Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                          69,888

10.  Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             67,751

11.  Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas                        67,267

12.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        65,860

13.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 65,837

14.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               65,459

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

16.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  51,498

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                                    $144,001

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                          124,421

3.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                  103,659

4.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                         99,564

5.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                94,934

6.    Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                88,400

7.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       83,726

8.    Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          79,215

9.    Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      79,102

10.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        74,758

11.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   72,032

12.  Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                      69,987

13.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          69,091

14.  Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas                              66,840

15.  Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            66,369

16.  Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas                                                 66,071

17.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                63,153

18.  Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         53,141

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

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


Steer Roping

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

2.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           62,201

3.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        59,321

4.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       57,888

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

6.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        39,415

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

8.    Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        35,315

9.    J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           32,975

10.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             31,474

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

12.  Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      29,585

13.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           29,439

14.  Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.                                     28,499

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

16.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                     27,959

17.  Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.                                              26,639

18.  Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           24,408

19.  Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.                                       23,656

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


Bull Riding

1.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                         $159,869

2.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                             152,629

3.    Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                             109,743

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

5.    Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.                                         94,170

6.    Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                      90,191

7.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      88,457

8.    Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                           80,593

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

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

11.  Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.                                           74,336

12.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                         71,297

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

14.  Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                     65,882

15.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              63,912

16.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                     61,769

17.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 57,820

18.  Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas                                   57,160

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

20.  Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah                                      53,186


*2012 Barrel Racing (through October 1, 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                               $170,967

2. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta                                136,322

3. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                      127,296

4. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                            122,416

5. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.



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