Events Horse Happenings Western

PRCA Weekly Press Release- Oct. 8, 2012

1. Muncy keeps rolling at Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – If it seemed like Taos Muncy was right at home at the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, it’s because he was – in more ways than one.

The defending saddle bronc riding world champion dominated the event in Las Cruces, N.M., winning all three rounds and the average as he continued to roll toward the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

He was not only comfortable on the livestock, but at ease to be in his home state, surrounded by friends and family.

“It’s only three hours from my house (in Corona, N.M.); a lot of my family goes and they don’t get to watch me ride that much, so it’s a lot of fun,” Muncy said of being able to put on a show for relatives.

His consistency was the key, as he rode for 82, 80 and 82 points in the three rounds for a total score of 244 on three head.

Following a sluggish start to the 2012 season that carried late into the summer months, Muncy found himself in the unusual position of hovering around 15th in the standings. But it appears the switch has flipped – especially in the last month.

After winning the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash., with a total haul of $19,777, Muncy had a solid trip to Omaha, Neb., earning another $8,743.

“The last month has been really good; I kind of got on a roll and sometimes you have to wait it out and keep working at it,” he said of his recent success. “Sometimes I’m not drawing well, but usually it’s just me that’s the problem when I’m not doing well.”

The title in Las Cruces is just another feather in Muncy’s cap as he prepares to make a run at his third gold buckle in December. He currently sits fourth in the world standings, but is only $32,357 behind leader Jesse Wright.

“The gold buckle is always on your mind, but you have to try to have fun in Vegas,” he said. “You get to be on the rankest horses in the world and have to wait all year for it. I’ve made some mistakes this season, but right now I’m feeling good.”

The other champions at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds were all-around cowboy Seth Hall, bareback rider Jared Green (219 points on three head), steer wrestler Cody Glover (17.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz (17.2 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Jesse Clark (25.9 seconds on three head), barrel racer Cindy Smith (47.98 seconds on three runs), steer roper Rob Denny (42.0 seconds on three head) and bull rider Scottie Knapp (194 points on three head).




2. Kissack steps up at Ram Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

MINOT, N.D. – Dane Kissack is no stranger to the bright lights of a big rodeo competition. The 22-year-old is already a three-year veteran of the Ram Badlands Circuit Finals and the college rodeo arena, but the biggest win of his career came in Minot, N.D., on Oct. 7.

The Spearfish, S.D., tie-down roper entered the circuit finals in fifth place in the year-end standings and understood that his only chance to make it to his first Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo next spring was to win the average.

“It was my third trip to the Badlands Circuit Finals and I had never won any title there before,” Kissack said. “I’m thrilled to be going to Oklahoma City; my whole philosophy is that I’m living for God and he’s opening doors for me.”

On the strength of winning the third round on Oct. 6, Kissack headed into the fourth and final round the following day knowing exactly what the scenario was and what needed to be done.

“I knew what I needed to do in the fourth round; I felt lots of pressure and the announcer Bob Tallman was laying the pressure down and telling the crowd the situation,” he said of the anxious seconds before his last run. “It was a tense moment.”

Kissack – a senior on the Gillette (Wyo.) College rodeo team who has been to the College National Finals Rodeo three times – didn’t falter, picking up a time of 9.5 seconds in the last round and earning the average title by 2.9 seconds.

“I wanted to win a round this year because I never had before, and I also wanted to win the average title,” Kissack said of checking two goals off his list. “I knew I had to be quicker than a 12 in the last round and I knew my calf was good. I didn’t want to worry about the time; I just wanted to get him down as quick as I could.”

The other champions at the State Fair Center were all-around cowboy J.B. Lord, bareback rider Jet Price (325 points on four head), steer wrestler Jason Reiss (17.5 seconds on four head), team ropers Jay Mattson and Matt Kasner (30.1 seconds on four head), saddle bronc rider Troy Crowser (318 points on four head), barrel racer Lisa Lockhart (53.47 seconds on four runs) and bull rider Jeff Bertus (162 points on two head).

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


3. Wright at the top of Resistol Rookie of the Year Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Being the second-youngest of seven children, Spencer Wright undoubtedly is used to hand-me-downs. But in 2012 he got his hands on something that only one other Wright has been able to – a Resistol Rookie of the Year title.

The 21-year-old saddle bronc rider was the top newcomer in his event, matching what his brother Jesse accomplished in 2009.

“It’s good to get your name out there instead of always being known just as Cody or Jesse’s little brother,” Spencer said of stepping out of his siblings’ shadows. “I don’t have a big problem with that or anything, but I’d rather be known as the Rookie of the Year.”

Wright did little wrong in his pursuit of the rookie buckle. His $32,336 was more than double the earnings of his nearest competition – traveling partner Brady Nicholes. He also finished 29th in the world standings in his first-year campaign.

“I think I had a really good year and I wasn’t disappointed at all,” the Milford, Utah, cowboy said. “I wish I would’ve come on a little bit earlier, but I thought I ended up right around where I should’ve been in the standings.”

While being the best rookie saddle bronc rider is a great accomplishment, Wright has his eyes set on much bigger goals in 2013 – goals that his brothers are living out right now.

“This rookie title is my highest achievement so far and I’m going to shoot for a world title next year,” Wright said of his lofty plans. “I think it could definitely happen next year. I don’t want to sound arrogant but I believe in my abilities and I think it is a possibility.”

The other Resistol Rookies of the Year are Dakota Eldridge (all-around and steer wrestling), Austin Foss (bareback riding), Tyler Wade (team roping-header), Clint Summers (team roping-heeler), Reese Riemer (tie-down roping), Joe Wells (steer roping), Trey Benton III (bull riding) and Emily Efurd (barrel racing).


4.  Canadian claims Linderman Award for first time since 1992

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the first time in 20 years, a Canadian cowboy – Kyle Thomson of Lundbreck, Alberta – has captured the Linderman Award, emblematic of being the most versatile all-around hand in rodeo.

Thomson earned $28,441 in saddle bronc riding, $5,102 in steer wrestling and $1,230 as a team roping heeler to meet the requirement that he bank at least $1,000 in three events with at least one event at each end of the arena.

“It’s something I always thought about trying to win but never really did until this year,” Thomson told Dwayne Erickson of the Calgary Herald. “I think it’s cool, a pretty big honor. I’ve been reading about Bill Linderman on the Internet and I’m proud of being able to win it. I’m going to try for it again for sure.”

Thomson, a 34-year-old rancher, is a three-time Canadian all-around champion; he won the title a year ago when he finished fourth in the saddle bronc riding standings and 26th in steer wrestling.

He is one of only four Canadians to have won the award, following the late Kenny McLean (1967, 1969), Tom Eirikson (1982, 1985 and 1987) and Bernie Smyth Jr. (1990, 1992). Eirikson and Smyth are fellow Albertans.

Thomson will be honored in the arena on Dec. 9 during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Jesse Jolly of Agate, Colo., was the only other contestant to meet the qualifying standard for the Linderman Award.

The award is named for Bill Linderman, a world champion in timed and roughstock events who died in a 1965 plane crash near Salt Lake City. The first Linderman Award was presented in 1966.


5. Hall of Fame bullfighter Rex Dunn loses battle with cancer

Rex Dunn, a 2010 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee, died the morning of Oct. 8 at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.

Dunn, of Waurika, Okla., was the PRCA’s Clown of the Year in 1985 and a three-time selection (1983, 1985-86) to the Wrangler NFR.

Given the nickname “Mr. Smooth” by the late Clem McSpadden, Dunn began bullfighting in 1970 and joined the PRCA six years later. He qualified for the Wrangler Bullfighting Championships six times and finished as the reserve world champion twice. Dunn also worked two Canadian Finals Rodeos and 13 circuit finals.

He retired as a bullfighter and clown in 1992, but continued on with rodeo, conducting bullfighting schools and raising fighting bulls through his contracting company, Coyote Hills Rodeo – which provided 138 bulls for the Wrangler Bullfighting Championships through the event’s final year in 2000.

Dunn was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and with Stage IV cancer in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Tracie, sons Jace and Kyote and other family members.



“I have to get some work done at the house. My wife is getting on me to get the front porch finished. Sometimes the house work is more dangerous than my job. I’ll get on bulls that aren’t that good, just to get out of the work around the house.”

— Three-time World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris talking about his preparations for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.


6. Next Up

Oct. 7      All American ProRodeo Finals, Waco, Texas, begins

Oct. 10    All American ProRodeo Steer Roping Finals, Waco, Texas

Oct. 11    Austin County Fair & Rodeo, Bellville, Texas, begins

Oct. 11    Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo, Seguin, Texas, begins

Oct. 13    Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo, Industry, Calif., begins

Oct. 13    Mountain States Circuit Steer Roping Finals, Sterling, Colo., begins


7. News and notes from the rodeo trail

A veteran crew led by Randy Corley, Bob Tallman and Boyd Polhamus – who account for 22 PRCA Announcer of the Year Awards – has been selected to work the Dec. 6-15 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas as contract personnel. They will be joined by 10-time PRCA Secretary of the Year Sunni Deb Backstrom, office manager Vickie Shireman, assistant secretary Debi Davis, timers Sherry Rice Gibson and Roberta Sankey, timed-event chute boss Bronc Rumford, roughstock chute boss Darrell Barron, livestock superintendent John Barnes and assistant livestock superintendent Ryan Brown … The contract personnel selected for the Nov. 2-3 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., is comprised of announcers Charlie Throckmorton and Justin McKee, five-time PRCA Secretary of the Year Haley Schneeberger, timers Kate Rumford and Sandy Gwatney, chute boss John Gwatney and pick-up manButch Braden … Timed-event hand Caleb Smidt of Yorktown, Texas, closed out his two years as a permit holder with $60,290, a career record for money earned on a permit. Joe Frost of Randlett, Utah, surpassed Brad Pierce’s six-year-old record for single-season earnings on a permit with $39,007, before purchasing his card for the 2013 season last month. Most of his income ($33,164) came from bull riding, but Frost, the second-cousin of the late World Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost, had more than $2,000 in both steer wrestling and tie-down roping. Had he purchased his card this year, he would have won the Linderman Award. Fellow bull rider Cooper Davis, of Jasper, Texas, finished the year with $34,927, which is fifth on the single-season permit earnings list, and then he also bought his card for 2013. In his first rodeo as a cardholder – the Waller County Fair & Rodeo in Hempstead, Texas – Davis won with a 91-point ride on Lancaster & Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Cowboy Coffee … J.E. “Ronny” Webb, a former PRCA bull rider and bullfighter, died Sept. 28 in Hemphill, Texas, at the age of 79. Webb was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999 … The documentary film Cowboy Christmas, which tracks the cross-country progress of steer wrestlers Matt Reeves, Darrell Petry and Sam Koenig over the course of a Fourth of July week, has made it into the semifinal stage of the ArcLight Theatres Documentary Film Festival. Filmmaker H.D. Motyl, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University, has a preview ( posted on YouTube and is asking everyone in the rodeo world to have a look and consider casting a vote by clicking on the “like” button so that the film has a chance to be among the final five entries in the festival … Before re-aggravating his knee injury at the Justin Boots Championships in Omaha last week, bull rider Trey Benton III earned a check for $774, and finished just $3,347 short of the record for earnings by a PRCA rookie held by Steve Woolsey ($113,090 in 2005) … Milestones to watch for in Las Vegas: With earnings of $30,633, three-time World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho will bump nine-time World ChampionTy Murray out of the top 20 on the career earnings list, and three-time World Champion Bareback Rider Will Lowe is $53,710 away from becoming the 19th cowboy in PRCA history to reach $2 million in career earnings … Since Americans were first allowed to compete in the Canadian Finals Rodeo back in 2007, there has been a steady increase of Yanks trying their luck over the border. This year’s CFR in Edmonton has a record 25 American qualifiers … The Rodeo Austin Gala is scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Palmer Events Center, featuring entertainment by Dierks Bentley and Kristen Kelly.


8. 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


9. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of October 8, 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                                    52,718

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.                                        42,792

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 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.                                           100,741

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                                   45,053

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

20.  Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia             40,562


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 8, 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.                                        93,062

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

7. Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla.                                       86,281

8. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                                  81,863

9. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs


Editor’s Note: The information enclosed in this release is courtesy of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) for media use. However, if you reprint any of the following information verbatim in your publication, or if you read it verbatim on a radio broadcast, please mention that the information is courtesy of the PRCA.

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