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PRCA Weekly Press Release- Nov. 5, 2012

1. Patterson holds off Brazile for third steer roping title

GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two-time world champion Rocky Patterson came into the second night of the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping Nov. 3 in the odd position of holding the lead while simultaneously being the underdog.

Sixteen-time world champion cowboy and defending world champion steer roper Trevor Brazile was just $303 behind him and holding the lead in the average after five rounds, so Patterson knew he would have to press – and press hard – for go-round money to have a chance to add the 2012 gold buckle to his collection.

“A lot of people were saying, ‘Unless Trevor messes up, you other guys don’t have a very good chance,’” Patterson said. “But you don’t want to count on Trevor messing up. We’re used to Trevor roping flawlessly; that’s Trevor every day.”

And the thing is … Brazile didn’t mess up. He roped all 10 steers over the two days to join Phil Lyne as the only men in ProRodeo history to win average titles in three different National Finals events (team roping 2008 and tie-down roping 2010 were the others), and he won by a margin of 61.7 seconds over Mike Chase.

Only a funny thing happened on the way to the coronation – Patterson had a better night. He toppled the king. He earned checks in all five rounds, winning two, and clinched his third world championship in four years by winning the 10th round in 10.3 seconds.

He edged Brazile for the gold buckle by a margin of just $418.

When asked how his third world title compared to the first two (2009-10), the man who spends his days when he’s not roping for money running cattle and training horses reflected on his place in the sport.

“When you’re a kid you dream about the first one, so that one will always be special,” Patterson said. “There are some great cowboys who have won a world championship. Then, when you talk about winning two, the list gets a little shorter. And when you get to three…well, that’s an even different club you join, I guess.”

And the way Patterson won No. 3 made it even more special. This was as close a competition as one could hope to have to decide the world championship and it was tension-filled from the first moments.

When round 10 began, there were several possible scenarios that could have ended with any of the top three in the standings at that point, Patterson, Brazile or Vin Fisher Jr., winning the championship. Fisher roped first among the three, tying his steer in 10.8 seconds to take the lead in the round and lock up third place in the average.

Then it was Brazile’s turn to rope. Needing only to record a time to win his first NFSR average title, he made an aggressive run on a hard-running steer, tying him in 11.5 to move into a tie with Ralph Williams for a share of third in the go-round. His 127.5-second total on 10 head was the fastest since Jarrett Blessing’s NFSR average total in 2007.

More importantly, he had forced Patterson to not only win the last round to take the title, but do so in 10.5 seconds or faster to forge ahead of Chance Kelton and finish in the fifth and final place in the average.

“I’ve always roped pretty conservatively, that’s how I was taught,” said Patterson, a 46-year-old cowboy from Pratt, Kan. “It took a long time for me to learn to be able to let my hair down and go fast when I have to. I guess I’ve been around long enough to do it now.”



2. Ferguson emerges from crowded tie-down roping field at Redmond

REDMOND, Ore. – Jared Ferguson was staring at a three-man battle as he entered the final round of the tie-down roping at the Nov. 2-3 Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo.

The 25-year-old knew that if we was going to clinch his first trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo next spring, he was going to have to earn it – and he did.

The Cottonwood, Calif., roper overcame both Roger Nonella and Jake Pratt to win the average title with a time of 27.0 seconds on three head. Going into the final round, the trio was separated by less than a half a second.

“I drew a better calf than they did,” Ferguson said of the third round. “Shane Erickson won the first round on that calf and they did pretty well on it in the second round, so I knew I had those other guys out-drawn.”

One of the keys to victory was the fact that Ferguson – who competed collegiately at UNLV – finally had his best horse healthy.

His 17-year-old palomino, Sid, had been out of action for a while, but was plenty healthy enough to help clinch the average title.

“I’ve had him for a while; he was my high school rodeo cutting horse and I trained him in college before he hyper-extended a knee,” Ferguson said of Sid. “He’s been off-and-on for a while, but I finally got him healthy and he has been one hell of a horse.”

The win came as a welcoming reminder to Ferguson that he indeed has the talent to compete at a high level after having a rough 2012 season.

“I didn’t have as much success this year as I would’ve liked as far as bringing home money, but I still had pretty high confidence going into Redmond,” said Ferguson, who entered the weekend in the 12th and last spot to qualify for the RCRCFR. “It seems like something has always been a little off or something has always happened going down the road, but I see myself as being able to compete with those guys in my circuit and I didn’t see myself as an underdog.”

The win has him excited to go to Oklahoma City, yet with an eye on the grand scheme of his career and how high he wants to go.

“I want to be in the top 30 in the world standings next year,” he said. “But my goals are flexible and if I get close to the top 15 I’ll be pushing pretty hard. Next year will be the first year where I can go hard all year, starting with Denver or Fort Worth, and I’ll go until I’m out of rodeos.”

Other winners at the $108,273 rodeo were all-around cowboy Russell Cardoza ($7,288, team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping), steer wrestler Nik Hamm (14.6 seconds on three head), team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Cardoza (15.3 seconds on three head), saddle bronc riders Bryan Martinat and Ben Londo (230 points each on three head), barrel racer Viki Friedrich (50.20 seconds on three runs), steer roper Cardoza (50.4 seconds on three head) and bull rider Cheyne Olney (159 points on two head).




3. Bilbro finds redemption in Southeastern Circuit Finals

DAVIE, Fla. – By his own account, Cole Bilbro had a “terrible” 2012 rodeo season. The 22-year-old turned all of that around in three rides at the Nov. 1-3 Ram Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo in Davie, Fla.

“It seemed like a lot of the time this year I wasn’t drawing good horses,” Bilbro said, “and even when I did I didn’t ride well.”

That wasn’t the case when the saddle bronc rider covered three horses for 229 points to edge Curtis Garton by a mere two points in the average at his first-ever trip to his circuit’s finals.

Bilbro – who arrived at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds 12th in the year-end standings – had to win the average to earn his first berth in the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo next spring.

“I knew I was one of the underdogs going into it, but after the first horse I thought I had a pretty good chance to win it,” said Bilbro, who split the first-round win with a 79-point effort on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Prom Queen.

After winning the second round outright, Bilbro led Garton by four points heading into the final round. Luckily for Bilbro, he didn’t need to worry about what score he needed because he went before Garton.

“I was next-to-last and Curtis was going to ride last, so I was happy that I didn’t know exactly what score I was going to need to beat him,” the Pelahatchie, Miss., cowboy said. “After I rode for 74, he came out and his horse got pretty weak after six seconds, so I didn’t think he’d be higher than 78.”

Garton’s 76 meant that Bilbro was headed to the RNCFR for the first time, salvaging his season.

“It was my goal all year to make it to Oklahoma City, and I was pumped after they announced the final scores,” Bilbro said. “It sure is a nice way to finish the season.”

Other winners at the $113,976 rodeo were all-around cowboy Shane Kuhn ($2,233, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding), bareback rider Matthew Smith (234 points on three head), steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack (11.8 seconds on three head), team ropers Ross Lowry and Stephen Britnell (18.0 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Brad Hartt (27.0 seconds on three head), barrel racer Sally Young (46.90 seconds on three runs) and bull rider Corey Atwell (170 points on two head).





4. Knapp scary good at Halloween Xtreme Bulls event

WINNIE, Texas – Halloween just became Scottie Knapp’s favorite holiday.

The Albuquerque, N.M., cowboy earned $11,944 at Nutty Jerry’s Halloween Xtreme Bulls event on Oct. 31 – the biggest payday of his professional career – with a performance that was hauntingly, spooky good.

Knapp shared the win in the long go with Bobby Welsh by riding Harlan Robertson’s Spider for 87 points and won the finals outright with an 89-point effort on Frontier Rodeo’s Rock to finish five points ahead of 2012 Xtreme Bulls Tour champion Kanin Asay for the average title (176-171).

“It really means a lot to win my first Xtreme Bulls title,” Knapp said. “My goals are to get to the top, to qualify for the (Wrangler) National Finals Rodeo and this is a great start in getting to that point.

“There was a lot of energy here from the people out to have a good time on Halloween. There were a lot of kids, a lot of families hanging out. It was a good vibe. I just tried to keep my mind focused on what I needed to do and match the bulls jump for jump and it worked out right.”

It was an especially gratifying breakout win for Knapp, who has been trying to establish himself in PRCA competition while battling injury.

Knapp missed pretty much all of his rookie season of 2011 because of repeated dislocations of his right (free arm) shoulder. He finally had surgery in November and rehabbed for several months before returning to competition last May.

“I was stubborn (about the injury),” Knapp said. “I just tried to tie it down and battle through the pain. That didn’t work out so well.”

Once healthy, Knapp put together wins in Lovington, N.M.; Nephi, Utah; Castle Rock, Colo.; Kingman, Ariz., and Steamboat Springs, Colo., to finish with $19,260 and move just outside the top 50 in the final 2012 world standings.

This was his biggest win yet, all treat and no trick. It moved him into first place in the 2013 world standings.

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


5. Clennon, last of the original ‘Turtles,’ dies at 101

Always known as a ‘Cowboy’s Cowboy,’ Bart Clennon, age 101, died Nov. 4, at his home in Tucson, Ariz., two hours and 40 minutes before his 102nd birthday.

Clennon was the last living member of the original Cowboys’ Turtle Association – the forerunner of today’s PRCA – one of the 61 men who stepped up and signed the petition that demanded fair treatment from the sport’s promoters on Oct. 30, 1936.

“We called ourselves Turtles,” Clennon said in a 2010 interview with the ProRodeo Sports News, “because we were so damn slow in getting it started before we finally stuck our necks out.”

Clennon was a saddle bronc rider from South Dakota who rode in his first competition at Post’s Trading Post in Ash Creek, S.D., in 1928, and was hooked from the start. He went to work for a Wild West show in Wisconsin and slipped off to compete in rodeos as often as possible. He rode as many broncs as they would give him, sometimes as many as 30-40 a week.

When he quit the Wild West show in 1936 and began competing full time, he rode with a loose and careless posture and the audiences loved his nonchalance. All that practice had taught him to anticipate a bronc’s actions and he won or placed often. He never kept a record of his wins, but when asked about his career he was quick to point out that he made a living at it for 20-plus years.

The late Casey Tibbs, a six-time world champion saddle bronc rider and one of Clennon’s long-time friends said, “Bart was one of the best bronc riders I’ve ever seen.  I don’t understand why he was never a world champion.”

Perhaps Clennon’s greatest saddle bronc riding victory came in 1945 at Madison Square Garden, when they had 50 performances and 13 go-rounds in what was then considered the year-end championship.

His other wins of note included Deadwood, S.D.; Sidney, Iowa (twice); Livermore, Calif.; Elko, Nev. (twice); Fort Smith, Ark.; Burwell, Neb.; Red Bluff, Calif.; Molalla, Ore., and St Paul, Ore.

Clennon married Geraldine Parker in 1941 and they had two boys, Bart Jr., and Terry. ‘Gerry’ died in 1982.

Funeral information will be published on as soon as it becomes available.


6. Tom Weinman named 2012 Justin Committeeman of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – There is no denying that a PRCA Rodeo is only as strong as its committee members and countless volunteers that make it happen. The John Justin Standard of the West Award program, developed in the late 1980s, annually recognizes 100 behind-the-scenes recipients for their outstanding volunteer contribution to their local rodeo, with a grand prize winner being named the Justin Committeeman of the Year.

Tom Weinman, representing Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg, Kan., was named the 2012 Justin Committeeman of the Year. Weinman, who works full time at the Gas and Electric Cooperative, was first elected to the Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo board in 1990 but has been involved since the early ’80s. Today, he wears several hats including being the official groundskeeper, working with wife, Bonnie, on program ad sales and working on the timed-event end during the rodeo.

“This is the most awesome thing that has ever happened to me,” said Weinman when asked about winning the award. “I was surprised to find out that I had even been nominated, but to win it is quite an honor. However, this is really a committee honor as I can’t do it alone and we have a great team of 10 other committee members and more than 200 volunteers.”

Weinman was nominated for the award by Rod Innes, the chairman of the rodeo committee.

“Tom’s enthusiasm for the Phillipsburg Rodeo is unmatched by any other committeeman,” said Innes. “His work in maintaining the rodeo facilities results in a clean, well-maintained grounds and arena year-round. Tom oversees all new construction and the maintenance crews working during the winter months. His efforts to swath and bale the prairie hay on the 60 acres owned by the Rodeo Association provides ample hay for our stock contractor and contestants each year.”

Each year 100 PRCA rodeos are selected to participate in the John Justin Standard of the West Award program with each one selecting an outstanding volunteer. Each recipient is awarded a custom-embroidered pair of Justin Boots in recognition of their excellence. Then, each October, a ballot listing the 100 recipients is sent to every PRCA rodeo committee to vote for the Justin Committeeman or woman of the year.

“The Justin Boot Company takes a great deal of pride in our various programs designed to recognize those who not only support our western lifestyle, but go above and beyond in their individual contributions and dedication to the sport of pro rodeo,” said Randy Watson, chairman and CEO of Justin Brands. “The Justin Boots Committeeman of the Year holds particular significance for us, as it was initiated by John Justin, Jr., a life-long supporter of rodeo and former rodeo committeeman with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. We salute the efforts of Tom Weinman in carrying this legacy forward.”

The winner is recognized during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

“This will be my first trip to Las Vegas and first time to fly,” said Weinman. “Like I told someone, ‘I am just a country hick and prefer to be behind the scenes instead of in the spotlight, but I will gratefully accept this award on behalf of the committee and countless volunteers.’”

Weinman estimates that he spends anywhere from 750 to 1,000 hours a year working on the rodeo.

“I have never really kept track of my time as I just do whatever is needed to make the rodeo happen,” said Weinman. “I wasn’t physically able to compete in rodeo so this is a way for me to be involved in this great sport.”

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctions nearly 600 rodeos each year and is immensely grateful for the work and dedication that committee members and volunteers put in each year to make the rodeos happen.

“The Justin Committeeman of the Year is such a prestigious award because it represents the outstanding work of our rodeo committee personnel,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “The majority of our 600 PRCA rodeos are operated by volunteers who give of their personal time year after year because of their passion for ProRodeo. We couldn’t make our sport work without these great individuals. Congratulations to Tom Weinman and Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo.”

This is the second straight year that the award winner has come from the Ram Prairie Circuit. Last year’s winner, Julie Graber, represented Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo in Pretty Prairie.



“He’s pretty safe in the barrel. It is a little nerve-wracking when the bull repeatedly smashes into the barrel, but you get used to it after a while.”

– Rebekah Engelkes telling the Topeka Capital-Journal how she views the career choice of her husband, clown/barrelman Wesley “Hippie” Engelkes.

7. Next Up

Nov. 8    Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, Louisville, Ky., begins

Nov. 9    Texas Stampede Rodeo, Allen, Texas, begins

Nov. 9    Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo, Glens Falls, N.Y., begins

Nov. 10  Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo, Brawley, Calif., begins


8. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Sally Bishop, a PRCA contract act member, trick and roman rider and professional stuntwoman, has been working as the stunt double on the set of the ABC hit show Once Upon a Time. Bishop has been the riding double for both Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen). She also just finished two months of work on the French Canadian film Louis Cyr and did some stunt work on the $200 million dollar film White House Down, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Channing Tatum …

Eight-time World Champion Fred Whitfield’s autobiography, Gold Buckles Don’t Lie: The Untold Tale of Fred Whitfield, will be released next spring, co-authored by Terri Powers. The book will start with Whitfield’s childhood in Cypress, Texas, and end with the upcoming 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which will be his 20th appearance in ProRodeo’s Super Bowl. “This book will be a must read,” said Cassie Whitfield, Fred’s wife. “Through the book-writing process, Fred has opened up about so many things that his fans have never heard, and even a few I didn’t know. You won’t want to miss it.”

Visit Whitfield’s website,, for more information about the book and to see a schedule of where he will be signing autographs during the 2012 Wrangler NFR … The opening night of the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo on Nov. 8 will mark the 100th performance of the rodeo at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., and four people who have worked all 100 will be acknowledged in the arena – Great Lakes Circuit Secretary Marilyn Knutson, Rodeo Chairman Harold Workman and Press Room Coordinators Linda Brock and Claude Brock. It was Knutson who first contacted Workman, who is also president and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board, about staging the circuit championship event in 1979. Workman is retiring on Dec. 31 and will have a wing of the exposition center dedicated in his name … Some of the greatest cowboys in ProRodeo will be showcasing their talent Nov. 23-25 at Resistol Rodeo Arena in Mesquite, Texas, raising money for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund at the ninth annual Thanksgiving Rodeo School. “It’s a pretty unique school,” said bareback rider Wes Stevenson, an eight-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “We charge kids money, but we pay for their motel room and their food, and we have a nice indoor arena. It’s about as classy and nice of a venue as you can have to put on a rodeo school. Plus it could go back to them because they’re investing in the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund; if they ever get hurt in their rodeo careers and need that fund, then they’ve already given to it by being part of this camp.” The fund reaches out to injured cowboys to make sure their finances are covered while they are unable to compete and earn money. It’s been a huge benefit to a lot of contestants. “Their slogan is, ‘It’s a hand up, not a hand out,’” Stevenson said, “and that describes it as best as anything I’ve seen.” Among the instructors are past and present World Champions J.W. Harris, Will Lowe, Taos Muncy, Justin McDaniel, Mark Gomes and Jeffrey Collins. For more information, visit … Winn Ratliff rode Classic Pro Rodeo’s Good Time Charlie for 90 points to set an arena record at the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo in Shreveport on Nov. 3 … The Ram Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo named its Top Bucking Stock of the event, with Smith, Harper and Morgan Rodeo’s Dusty Trails taking the bareback honors, Klein Brothers Rodeo’s Dark Vadar winning the saddle bronc category and 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Fired Up being named the best bull.


9. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$247,977

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: Rocky Patterson…………….$91,932


10. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of Nov. 5, 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                                    $247,977

2.    Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.                                            144,465

3.    Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas                                  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                             69,086

12.  Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            64,527

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, Stephenville, Texas                                  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, Lipan, 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, Lonedell, Mo                                                 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, Davie, Fla.                                                     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 (heeler)

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.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                         $91,932

2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        91,513

3.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       86,503

4.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            67,399

5.    Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        53,700

6.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        49,646

7.    Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                            45,515

8.    J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           44,437

9.    Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.                                           44,007

10.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                  42,527

11.  Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.                                       40,301

12.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           40,247

13.  Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      38,815

14.  Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.                                     38,307

15.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             32,013


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