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Steer Wrestling record set again at San Antonio Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2013) – Beau Clark was real happy when he tied for the arena record at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo two nights ago. That record didn’t last long.

The Montana native stopped the clock in 3.2 seconds in the first round of bracket three in the AT&T Center to become part of a four-way tie. Just two nights later, he saw his traveling partner Riley Duvall from Checotah, Okla., beat that time by one-tenth of a second. Duvall now holds the new record of 3.1 seconds all by himself.

Coincidentally, both of this year’s records were set on the same steer. Cattle are drawn at random and Duvall was extremely happy when he saw his name by the steer that Clark had previously run.

“I knew he was the best steer in the pen,” Duvall said. “I was pumped. My first two steers were good, but I hadn’t gotten any money yet. I knew I needed to win the round to have any hopes of making it to the semi-finals.”

Riley is riding a horse he calls Doc that he co-owns with his cousin Tom Duvall. His great-uncle Roy Duvall is a legend in the steer wrestling world with 24 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifications and three-time world champion. His father Sam Duvall, uncle Spud Duvall and Tom have all been to rodeo’s championship event as well.

Riley is a two-time National High School Rodeo champion in the steer wrestling and if he keeps on like he did here on Thursday night, he will be the next generation of Duvalls competing at the NFR in Las Vegas.

“They’ve all been here before and have won a lot of rodeos,” Duvall said of his family. “I just want to make them proud.” The first phone call he made after his run here was to his dad.

J.R. Vezain is the first contestant to have a clean sweep in a bracket after winning round three in the bareback riding. Thursday. Vezain, from Cowley, Wyo., rode Mo Betta Rodeo’s Virgil for 85 points to win $1,965. So far he has accumulated $5,895.

He is coming off of his first NFR qualification where he finished the 2012 season in fourth place. While he isn’t ranked in the 2013 standings yet, a big win here will move him close to the top. Competing at rodeo’s championship event last year gave Vezain motivation to get back there this year and finish in first place.

“I just want that gold buckle,” Vezain said referring to the world championship. “Last year was great, but I won’t be satisfied until I finish the year with the world title, and the sooner that happens, the better.”

There is one performance at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Eight-Time Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year on Friday at 7 p.m.  Complete results can be found at


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2013) — The following are results from San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which will pay contestants more than $1 million.


Eighth Performance – Bracket 3 – Round 3 winners followed by Semi-Finals qualifiers

Bareback Riding: 1, J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., 85 points on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Virgil, $1,965. 2, Josi Young, Buhl, Idaho, 83, $1,474. 3, Matthew Smith, Leesville, La., 80, $983. 4, Mac Erickson, Sundance, Wyo., 79, $491. (total money) 1, J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., $5,895. 2, Matthew Smith, Leesville, La., $2,211. 3, R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore., $1,965. 4, Josi Young, Buhl, Idaho, $1,474.


Steer Wrestling: 1, Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 3.1 seconds.* 2, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 3.8, $1,474. 3, Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 3.9 $983. 4, Shayde Etherton, Borden, Ind., $491. (total money) 1, Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., $3,193. 2, (tie) Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.; Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.; and Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.;  $1,965. *NEW ARENA RECORD


                Team Roping: 1, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 4.7, $1,965. 2, Nathan McWorther, Telephone, Texas, and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, 4.8, $1,474. 3, Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont., and Joel Bach, Rhome, Texas, 10.0, $983. 4, Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 11.2, $491. (total money) 1, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., $3,930. 2, Drew Horner, Plano, Texas, and Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan., $2,456. 3, (tie) Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.; and Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas, and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, $1,965.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, (tie) Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., 88 points on Calgary Stampede’s Lynx Mountain, $1,965. 2, Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, 84, $1,474. 3, (tie) Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.d., and Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 82, $737 each. (total money) 1, Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., $5,158. 2, (tie) Heith Allan DeMoss, Heflin, La.; Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.; and Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, $1,473.

                Tie-Down Roping: 1, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 7.9 seconds, $1,965. 2, Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas, 8.4, $1,474. 3, Ryan Thibodeaux, Stephenville, Texas, 8.9, $983. 4, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 9.0, $491. (total money) 1, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, $3,930. 2, (tie) Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La., and Ryan Thibodeaux, Stephenville, Texas, $2,211.  4, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., $1,965.


                Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, 14.00, $1965. 2, Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, 14.09, $1,474. 3, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 14.1, $983. 4, (tie) Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., and Molly Powell, Stephenville, Texas, 14.18, $246. (total money) 1, Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, $4,421. 2, Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, $3,684. 3, (tie) Sarah Kieckhefer, Prescott, Ariz., and Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., $1,965.

                Bull Riding: 1, , Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., 83 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Black Kat, $1965. 2, Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., 80, 41,474. 3, Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas, 79, $983. 4, Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., 78, $491. (total money) 1, Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas, $3,439. 2, (tie) Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., and Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., $2,948. 4, Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., $2,456.