Events Horse Happenings Western

PRCA Weekly Press Release- May 13, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bareback rider J.R. Vezain is thrilled to be part of the PRCA’s newest creation – the Wrangler Champions Challenge.

“I love the title they picked for it,” said Vezain, who is ranked No. 1 in the world standings. “This is the new wave of rodeo, I think.”

The Wrangler Champions Challenge series pits 10 top competitors in each event along with the best livestock, in a made-for-TV event to be aired on Great American Country (GAC). The inaugural Champions Challenge is May 18 in Redding, Calif.

It will air live (9:45 p.m. ET) as a webcast on, with Steve Kenyon doing the announcing, and the expanded 90-minute television coverage on GAC will debut at 5 p.m. (ET) on June 2.

Bennett Gooch, the Redding Rodeo Committee chairman for 12 years, said his group is honored to host the first Wrangler Champions Challenge, a day after the Redding Rodeo concludes.

“It’s been a long journey, but it’s all coming together,” he said. “From a marketing standpoint, this has been great. This gives you the opportunity to have every reigning world champion at your event and that’s not something that happens very often.”

Gooch said representatives from “10 to 15” rodeo committees from around the country are expected to attend the Wrangler Champions Challenge in Redding, with the idea of hosting their own event in the series in 2014.

“We’ve had a lot of conversations with a lot of committees around the country,” Gooch said. “The interest is out there.”

Trevor Brazile, the biggest name in rodeo and a 17-time world champion, said he’s encouraged by the amount of interest and the format itself.

“If the right rodeos get behind it, and there’s a constant level of excitement, this could be a great thing,” Brazile said. “It has great potential.”

Brazile said he’s glad this type of event has been created.

“You’ve got to put the best guys in front of the fans,” he said. “I like to play golf but I don’t get to play on TV with Tiger Woods; he plays with the best golfers and I think we need to do that, too.”

Vezain figures the format – there are three more in the Wrangler Champions Challenge series, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 31 – will attract more rodeo fans.

“People will be able to follow it easier, and know who’s competing from week to week,” he said. “Fans will learn who we are and get to know their favorites easier.”

Vezain, who won three rodeos in two April weekends to climb to the top of the world standings, is fast becoming one of those favorites. He appeared on rodeo’s biggest stage at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where he followed up his 2011 PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year campaign by finishing fourth in the world standings.

While the Wrangler NFR is every cowboy’s dream, Vezain said the Wrangler Champions Challenge one-day format will be exciting.

“These one-headers are a blast,” he said. “You get the top guys and the top bucking horses together and it’ll be awesome. It’s kind of a preview for the Finals. Whichever dog has the best day will be the winner. I can’t wait to be there.”

The Wrangler Champions Challenge has received commitments from six reigning PRCA World Champions: All-Around Cowboy Brazile, Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild, Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho, Team Roper (Heeler) Jade Corkill, Saddle Bronc Rider Jesse Wright and Tie-down Roper Tuf Cooper. Team Roper (Header) Chad Masters and Bull Rider Cody Teel had signed to compete, but are injured.

The Wrangler Champions Challenge is comprised of the top seven from last year’s world standings in each event and the host rodeo’s defending champion, as well as the leaders of the 2013 world standings and the 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour standings as they appear 30 days before the event.

Gooch has created a VIP area at the Redding Rodeo Grounds for visiting rodeo committees, so those representatives “can mingle with each other and watch the action.”

A public draw will be conducted at Crown Motors Redding – the local Ram dealership – at high noon on May 18, accompanied by an autograph session with all 80 cowboys. That follows a 10 a.m. parade down Main Street. Fans are invited to the draw to see which of the top bulls and bucking horses are paired with which cowboys.

“We’ll have the rodeo announcers there and stock contractors to talk about their stock,” Gooch said. “It’s a unique opportunity for the public to see the cowboys get their back numbers and witness the draw. It’ll be a cool thing.”

2. Highlights from the weekend’s rodeo action 

·         Trevor Brazile placed in all three rounds of the steer roping at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo in Bridgeport, Texas, and won the average title with total earnings of $4,146. Brazile won the second round with a time of 9.6 seconds, and finished with an average time of 32.3 seconds on three head, 4.2 seconds better than second-place Rocky Patterson. Although Brazile didn’t make any money in team or tie-down roping, he still walked away with his third all-around title of the 2013 season. The Decatur, Texas, cowboy also took home all-around honors in Clovis, Calif., and Corpus Christi, Texas, earlier this year.

·         Joel Bach and his dad, four-time World Champion Allen Bach, tied for the team roping title in Bridgeport with Kaleb Driggers and Travis Graves. Each team clocked 4.6 seconds, earning all four men $1,660. The win was Joel Bach’s first of the 2013 season, and was also the first time he and his father picked up a win together since the 2011 season.

·         Rookie Caleb Smidt hit the trifecta at the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo over the weekend, winning the all-around and tie-down roping, while pairing with B.J. Dugger to win the team roping title. Although he had previously picked up seven all-around wins in the 2013 season, it marks the first time Smidt has won two events and the all-around at the same rodeo. Smidt earned $1,619 in team roping and the $1,130 he made in tie-down roping expanded his lead in the rookie standings to $2,260 over Marty Yates.

·         2008 World Champion Bareback Rider Justin McDaniel was a busy man in Texas over the weekend. McDaniel won the Bridgeport title with an 84-point ride on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Full of Medicine, but he was just getting started. In the four Texas rodeos, McDaniel finished first, tied for second (Crockett), tied for third (Mineral Wells) and tied for fourth (Jasper).

·         Three-time World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris won in Jasper with a 90-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo Company’s Black Dutch. It was the 71st 90-pointer of his career, and was only the third time anyone has been able to ride Black Dutch for the full eight seconds. Among the list of men who failed to ride the bull in the last year are World Champions Cody Teel, Shane Proctor and Wesley Silcox.

·         Bull rider Rocky McDonald continued his comeback tour at two California rodeos. The 33-year-old resident of Santa Maria, Calif., won the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo with a 77-point score on Flying U Rodeo Company’s Checkmate to earn $1,041. He then split the win in Sonora, Calif., with a 79-point effort on Growney Brothers’ Black Diamond to cash a check for $1,116. After not competing regularly in the PRCA for several years, McDonald has now won or split the win at four rodeos in the 2013 season.


3. Hall of Famer Mildred Farris passes away

ProRodeo Hall of Fame member Mildred Farris passed away May 13, 2013, at her home in Addington, Okla., at the age of 79 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Farris, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2006 alongside her husband, John, won the Texas Barrel Racers Association championship from 1955-57. In 1958, she joined the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA), which later became the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). She served as a director, vice president and president from 1965-71. Farris qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 12 times, and was a runner-up to the champion three times, posting the fastest time of 16.6 seconds in 1968. She was selected “WPRA Woman of the Year” in 1996.

Farris served as secretary of the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo 17 times, and also as rodeo secretary for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo for 30 years. She was a five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo secretary, a five-time Wrangler NFR assistant secretary and a 15-time Wrangler NFR timer.

She served as secretary of the Women’s National Finals Rodeo seven times and was named PRCA Secretary of the Year nine times, and twice by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Farris also served on the PRCA Contract Personnel Executive Council from 1988-2002, and was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas, in October 2012.

For 17 years, Farris carried the American flag at the opening of the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. She was elected to the Sul Ross Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2010, she and John were inducted into the Rodeo Historical Society Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Farris, the daughter of W.B. and Blanche Cotton, was born Aug. 8, 1933, in Andrews, Texas. She graduated from Andrews High School in 1951 and obtained a degree in Physical Education from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas, in 1955, where she also participated on the Sul Ross State Rodeo Team. On May 31, 1955, Mildred married fellow rodeo contestant John Farris, and the two eventually made their home on the Farris family’s ranch outside of Addington, Okla.

Farris is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Dorothy Daugherty and LaVida Faye Simpson, and one brother, Ralph Arnold Cotten.

Survivors include her husband of almost 58 years, John Farris; two sons, Bill Farris and wife Sally of Nobel, Okla., and Johnny Farris and wife Jan of Addington, Okla. Farris is also survived by siblings Helen Morris, twin brother Melvin Cotten, brother Gayle Cotten and sister Barbara Finney. She has four grandchildren, Chelsea Dorward, Dell Farris, Matthew Farris and Ben Farris, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the Rodeo Historical Society Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas.

A funeral service for Farris is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the First Baptist Church of Waurika, Okla., with Dr. Stacy Conner and Mike Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the Dudley Funeral Home Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening.


4. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Ellis “Ellie” Lewis, a two-time National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc rider, died May 10, at the hospital at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. He was 83. Lewis was inducted into the Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2008, and rode his last bronc at the age of 54. He was a competitor in most of the rodeo events at one time or another, but saddle bronc was his best event. He qualified for the NFR in 1960-61, and placed second in Round 2 of the 1960 event with a score of 180 points (out of 200) … After seven years at Cohen Stadium, the Southwestern International Rodeo is moving back to its long-standing home Aug. 8-11 at the El Paso (Texas) County Coliseum, where it was a fall staple from 1940 through 2005. “This is one of the proudest things we could have happen for the Sports Commission and for the County Coliseum,” Brian Kennedy, president and CEO of the El Paso Sports Commission, told the El Paso Times. “The rodeo is an important part of the fiber of this community. A lot of people wanted this to happen, and getting the rodeo back was number one on our hit parade.” … The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre, S.D., has scheduled the dedication of its Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden for 1:30 p.m. (CT) June 1 and will unveil a bronze statue of five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc RiderBilly Etbauer as the centerpiece. Etbauer, who was born in Huron, S.D., will be in attendance, along with the artist, T.R. Chytka. Other events that day include museum tours, a steak feed and the 20th annual Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Bronc Ride. For more information, visit … Three PRCA Turquoise Circuit rodeos have joined together in a partnership to offer a bonus payment of $2,500 to the contestant(s) who wins the most money combined at the three rodeos. Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M), The World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Navajo Nation Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.) are the participating rodeos. To be eligible to win the bonus of $2,500, the contestant must enter and compete at all three rodeos, and be the highest money winner in a single or multiple events … Bobby Joe Hill of Mexia, Texas, who provides steers for a number of PRCA rodeos, including the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, is putting on a benefit roping May 24-27 at the Limestone County Fairgrounds in Groesbeck, Texas. All proceeds go to the families of the first responders who were killed in the massive explosion that leveled the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, and many surrounding buildings. For more information on the benefit, contact Hill at 903.388.0308 … National Geographic’s Wild Channel will air a segment on the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede at 10 p.m. (MT) June 2 as a segment of the Wild West episode titled “True Grit.” … The third annual Free Rodeo School hosted by the Feather River College Rodeo program in Quincy, Calif., April 23-25 was a huge success, providing comprehensive roughstock training for every experience level. Part of the PRCA Championship Rodeo Camps series, the Quincy event had a rich array of top PRCA cowboys volunteering their time: Bradley HarterSam SpreadboroughSpencer WrightBrady NicholesTyler CorringtonWade SundellCort ScheerTy Atkinson,Jeff ShearerCasey CollettiSeth HardwickSteven Peebles and Dustin Mulrony. The stock was provided by ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Cotton Rosser.



“I filled my steer roping permit in 1995, and I ran for Rookie of the Year in 1996, which was a real bad year to run as a rookie. There was a guy, you might’ve heard of him, named Trevor Brazile, who was in his first season that year as well. He was pretty good.”

– PRCA steer roper and announcer Justin McKee.


5. Next Up

May 15         Redding (Calif.) Rodeo begins (Wrangler Million Dollar Tour-Gold)

May 15         Tops in Texas Rodeo, Jacksonville, Texas, begins

May 15         Santa Rosa Roundup, Vernon, Texas, begins

May 16         Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo begins

May 17         Abbyville (Kan.) Frontier Days Rodeo begins

May 17         Panola County Cattlemen’s Rodeo, Carthage, Texas, begins

May 17         Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo, Payson, Ariz., begins

May 17         Lowry’s 4L Ranch Rodeo, Summerville, Ga., begins

May 17         Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Heldorado Days Rodeo begins

May 17         Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo begins

May 18         Rowell Ranch Rodeo, Hayward, Calif., begins

May 18         Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede begins

May 18         Luxton ProRodeo, Victoria, British Columbia, begins


6. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….….…..$46,352

BB:       J.R. Vezain..…………………$46,550

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$45,633

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$33,817

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$36,925

SB:        Cody Wright………….…….$45,254

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$42,739

BR:        Josh Koschel………………..$53,964

SR:        Chet Herren…………………$25,186



Through May 13, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $46,352

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             39,271

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       29,058

4.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       28,011

5.    Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    16,191

6.    Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           15,622

7.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              14,592

8.    Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.                           14,500

9.    Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 14,097

10.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            13,666

11.  Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        13,610

12.  Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                          11,689

13.  Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas                               10,139

14.  Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas                                              9,731

15.  Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.                                              8,858

16.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                          8,688

17.  Alan Frierson, O’Brien, Fla.                                              8,196


Bareback Riding

1.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                           $46,550

2.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                   45,040

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               37,365

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     33,727

5.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         25,607

6.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     23,066

7.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              23,030

8.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             21,350

9.    Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            21,260

10.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             19,521

11.  Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                19,111

12.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       18,402

13.  Robert Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                             18,258

14.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                          18,065

15.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              17,770

16.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          14,178

17.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        12,817

18.  Evan Jayne, Marseille, France                                          12,429

19.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          12,108

20.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           11,379


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $45,633

2.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             31,485

3.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         25,814

4.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     25,205

5.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    22,556

6.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       22,096

7.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      21,411

8.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              21,076

9.    Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     20,077

10.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                       17,769

11.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            16,099

12.  Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            15,618

13.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  14,562

14.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           12,749

15.  Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas                                             12,580

16.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                    12,341

17.  Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla.                                          12,072

18.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    11,901

19.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                         11,531

20.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           11,437


Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         $33,817

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             32,413

3.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             29,407

4.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             26,263

5.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                            24,805

6.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    22,146

7.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         21,939

8.    Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  21,001

9.    Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   18,846

10.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 18,653

11.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    18,362

12.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                        18,272

13.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              17,241

14.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  17,206

15.  Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas                                         15,371

16.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                15,169

17.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         14,754

18.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  14,133

19.  Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.                                         12,683

20.  Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas                                               12,448


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $36,925

2.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  32,413

3.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              29,407

4.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            23,822

5.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             23,545

6.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               22,981

7.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       18,920

8.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              18,809

9.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    18,695

10.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   18,362

11.  Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                17,914

12.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                   17,906

13.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         17,644

14.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      16,698

15.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    15,513

16.  Jaytin McCright, Canyon, Texas                                     14,715

17.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 14,461

18.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                13,996

19.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                12,933

20.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb., Neb.                                      12,683


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $45,254

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   38,672

3.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             32,784

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            30,584

5.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    22,154

6.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 21,025

7.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             20,483

8.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              19,958

9.    Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                               16,812

10.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               16,772

11.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     16,554

12.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              16,286

13.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 15,658

14.  Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             14,354

15.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  13,062

16.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        13,051

17.  Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah                                       12,930

18.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       12,350

19.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               11,309

20.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                             11,101


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $42,739

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            39,109

3.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        36,663

4.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              25,922

5.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,176

6.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         23,016

7.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                22,528

8.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                    22,079

9.    Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            21,141

10.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         20,292

11.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        19,125

12.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       17,608

13.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   15,780

14.  Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       15,111

15.  Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.                                                15,009

16.  Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                         14,958

17.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                      14,892

18.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    14,610

19.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        14,554

20.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          14,532


Steer Roping

1.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                      $25,186

2.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       23,669

3.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           22,149

4.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                            21,279

5.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           20,917

6.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       16,435

7.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           15,303

8.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       15,181

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        14,548

10.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                              12,554

11.  Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        11,460

12.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      10,955

13.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                               10,060

14.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                    9,326

15.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                             9,156

16.  Brad Prather, Skiatook, Okla.                                           8,852

17.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                             8,571

18.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                     7,827

19.  Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.                                       7,333

20.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                             6,409


Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                            $53,964

2.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                46,026

3.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                              40,596

4.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      37,511

5.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                35,578

6.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             34,670

7.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                31,398

8.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               30,803

9.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           30,422

10.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            29,297

11.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 26,298

12.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              25,386

13.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                   25,102

14.  Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                       22,716

15.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        22,366

16.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                21,803

17.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                          21,126

18.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                         19,213

19.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 18,926

20.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 18,340


*2013 Barrel Racing (through May 13, 2013)
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. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas                          $46,136

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                      37,979

3. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                  34,253

4. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                33,223

5. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                           31,174

6. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                  29,622

7. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                     28,380

8. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                 28,261

9. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                  27,124

10. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                               25,952

11. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                   25,560

12. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                              25,074

13. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                            24,050

14. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                   20,375

15. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                            20,362

16. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.           18,032

17. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                        16,238

18. Kimberly Couch, Rattan, Okla.                             15,735

19. Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M.                       15,620

20. Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas                            14,780


8. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through May 13, 2013


Bareback Riding

1.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                            $33,131

2.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                    23,133

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                20,815

4.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                          14,137

5.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      11,600

6.    Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                            9,006

7.    Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                                 9,002

8.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                          8,438

9.    Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

10.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

11.  Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                                6,461

12.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

13.  Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.                                            6,050

14.  Matt Bright, Azle, Texas                                                    5,982

15.  Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.                                          5,102

16.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                                5,093

17.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                             5,072

18.  Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa                                          4,084

19.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            3,850

20.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 3,641


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                             $18,124

2.    Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia             15,311

3.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                              14,819

4.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                          12,503

5.    Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                            10,601

6.    Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                        10,562

7.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                        9,051

8.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                          7,880

9.    Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                       7,864

10.  Justin Blaine Davis, Argyle, Texas                                     7,817

11.  Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.                                    7,038

12.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            6,580

13.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                              6,566

14.  Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                         6,493

15.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                     6,147

16.  Chance Gartner, Pasco, Wash.                                           5,577

17.  Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                               5,404

18.  Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                       5,232

19.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                       5,045

20.  Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas                                             4,835


Team Roping-Header

1.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                            $22,096

2.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                            19,830

3.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                             15,857

4.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

5.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                     13,443

6.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                            9,860

7.    Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                           9,774

8.    Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas                                 8,881

9.    Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.                                      8,791

10.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                            7,934

11.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                   7,778

12.  Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                                7,011

13.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                     6,080

14.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                              6,025

15.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                    5,764

16.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                       5,395

17.  Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                          5,293

18.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                      4,464

19.  Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                    4,421

20.  Speed Williams, Jacksonville, Fla.                                      4,322


Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                             $22,096

2.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                        15,857

3.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                   14,246

4.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                              13,443

5.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                  13,048

6.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                               9,860

7.    Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                      9,774

8.    Justin Copp, Krum, Texas                                                  8,881

9.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                   8,730

10.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                         8,415

11.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                           7,934

12.  Derrick Peterson, Stillwell, Kan.                                        7,778

13.  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                             6,025

14.  Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.                                               5,883

15.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                    5,834

16.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                               5,764

17.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                      5,395

18.  Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                        5,293

19.  Cole Davison, Madisonville, Texas                                    5,193

20.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       4,464


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                  $17,112

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             16,209

3.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                  15,704

4.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                            14,961

5.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                              13,267

6.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                     11,708

7.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              11,082

8.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                                9,655

9.    Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

10.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,471

11.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                                7,123

12.  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                                6,817

13.  Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia               6,756

14.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                        5,565

15.  Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas                             5,145

16.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                           5,003

17.  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.                                          4,674

18.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                    4,253

19.  Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.                                                 3,684

20.  Bryce Miller, Nelson, Neb.                                                 3,421


Tie Down Roping

1.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                   $20,048

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             16,736

3.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  16,254

4.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

5.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                          11,800

6.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          10,136

7.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

8.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                           9,671

9.    Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228

10.  Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                            8,937

11.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                           8,302

12.  Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.                                          7,654

13.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                            7,338

14.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                             6,032

15.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                          5,883

16.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                          5,625

17.  Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas                                   5,396

18.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                               5,306

19.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                           5,005

20.  Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas                                         4,803


Bull Riding

1.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                             $19,703

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       13,128

4.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                  11,238

5.    Kaycee Rose, Madera, Calif.                                              9,589

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                  9,086

7.    Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

8.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                   8,385

9.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

10.  Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                   5,551

11.  Shawn Hogg, Gardendale, Texas                                       5,094

12.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               4,819

13.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              4,814

14.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                4,667

15.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   4,458

Nevada Newman, Melstone, Mont.                                   4,458

17.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                            4,401

18.  Jordan Spears, Redding Calif.                                            4,389

19.  Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan.                                           3,930

20.  Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.                                       3,879


9. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through May 13, 2013

1.    Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.                                             $36,842

2.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                               28,071

3.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                 20,613

4.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                       19,602

5.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                18,629

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                15,662

7.    Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                          14,526

8.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              13,970

9.    Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         13,951

10.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                           12,948

11.  Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.                                     12,079

12.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                  11,944

13.  Cheyne Olney, Kennewick, Wash.                                   11,459

14.  Blaine Skaggs, Hubbard, Ore.                                            8,353

15.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                    7,425

16.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                    7,351

17.  Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.                                               7,318

18.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                               7,137

19.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                                7,117

20.  Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                                          7,077

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