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PRCA Weekly Press Release- June 17, 2013

INNISFAIL, Alberta – It was a happy Father’s Day indeed for Clint Cooper.

The 31-year-old tie-down roper, and father of two, collected a large sum of money during his weekend travels, highlighted by a check for $6,303 after winning the 53rd Annual Daines Ranch Rodeo.

Cooper was able to call both his father – the legendary Roy “Super Looper” Cooper – as well as his grandfather (Tuffy) with the good news after his 7.1-second run held up for the win.

“My grandpa told me he wanted me to call him and he hoped I’d be telling him I won, so he was very happy when I called him,” said Cooper, who also shared a few moments on the phone with his dad.

“The first thing I told my dad was ‘Happy Father’s Day,’ and then he wanted to know how I had done. He was also very happy.”

Riding traveling partner Trent Creager’s horse, Cooper out-looped stepbrother-in-law Trevor Brazile by the smallest of margins for the victory. His 7.1 just edged Brazile’s 7.2 for the one-head win.

“It was a quick calf roping; a bunch of guys were right behind us at 7.3 and 7.4,” Cooper said. “It was a really tough rodeo to win, but I thought the conditions were great.”

The good fortune didn’t stop in Innisfail. While he did most of his damage north of the border, Cooper also won $1,564 by placing third in a round and fourth in the average in North Platte, Neb.

The almost $8,000 he earned at the two rodeos will go a long way toward getting him back into the tie-down roping mix as the summer run kicks off. After missing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2012, he’s determined not to make it a two-year drought and he’s up to 25th in the June 17 world standings.

“This was real important to me because that’s a good amount of money to take home and it gives me more confidence,” the four-time Wrangler NFR qualifier said. “It was a good overall Father’s Day weekend for me.

“I’m going to hit the road really hard starting now. I’ve only been to 16 rodeos, but we’re entered at a lot for the Fourth of July weekend and hopefully it’ll be a good Cowboy Christmas for me as well.”

The other champions in this $236,529 rodeo were bareback rider Steven Dent (89 points), steer wrestler Tanner Milan (4.1 seconds), team ropers Levi Simpson and John Robertson (3.9 seconds), saddle bronc rider Chet Johnson (87.5 points), bull rider Tanner Girletz (88.5 points) and barrel racer Lisa Lockhart (15.611 seconds).


2. Peebles extends hot streak in North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Given that Steven Peebles was in post-operative dry-dock for more than four months, it hasn’t taken him long to “knock the rust out of it.”

Sitting outside the world top 50 just three weeks ago, Peebles has put together a string of four bareback riding wins in June, culminating with his first-ever title at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo June 12-15 in Wild West Arena.

Peebles, of Redmond, Ore., rode Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Hollywood Hills – a veteran of the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo – for 88 points to hold off Justin McDaniel and Ty Breuer by three points.

With additional checks at the Texas rodeos in Weatherford and Coleman, Peebles moved inside the top 25 in the world standings and gave himself a bit of momentum heading into the heart of the big-money summer season.

Peebles, 24, competed at last December’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo – winning Round 9 – despite torn cartilage, ligaments and muscle in his hip. He underwent surgery on Dec. 18, knowing it was the right thing to do even if it meant missing the winter season.

Taking injections for the pain will get a competitor only so far; at some point injuries have to be addressed and the Wrangler NFR brought that message home.

The pain was so bad after Peebles won the ninth round in Las Vegas, he had to take three breaks as he walked out of the Thomas & Mack Center Arena.

“But it’s all good now,” Peebles said. “Everything’s feeling good; there’s no hurt.”

Prior to the title in North Platte, he had put together wins in Central Point, Ore.; Coulee City, Wash., and Sisters, Ore., putting him in reach of his fifth consecutive Wrangler NFR.

The saddle bronc riding title in North Platte went to 12-time WNFR qualifier Jesse Bail of Camp Crook, S.D., who scored 83 points on the horse Dirty Joke – and he had to earn it.

“The horse was supposed to be a little nicer to ride,” Bail said. “He bailed out of there and really bucked, turned back, and tried bucking me off through most of (the ride.) Shoot, I just kept gassing it and it felt good. He bucked a lot harder than I thought. He threw some ‘dirties,’ and it made me work a little harder than I was planning.”

In the early days of the 33-year-old’s career, he steer wrestled and rode bulls, with six of his WNFR qualifications in bull riding. But after getting hurt in the bull riding a few years ago, he hasn’t gotten back on, even if the desire is still there.

“I want to, I just don’t know if my body wants to,” Bail said.

The other champions at Wild West Arena were steer wrestlers Reed Petersek and Nick Guy (7.8 seconds on two head each), team ropers Ty Blasingame and Matt Zancanella (5.2 seconds), tie-down roper Cory Solomon (20.3 seconds on two head), bull rider Tyler Smith (88 points) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi (17.40 seconds). Smith’s win paid $3,050 and allowed the Fruita, Colo., cowboy to move past Josh Koschel into first place in the world standings – the week’s only lead change.

3. Davis’ 93 in Weatherford tops elite field

            WEATHERFORD, Texas – Take a look at any of the metrics – for riding percentage, highly scored rides or overall efficiency – and rookie Cooper Davis comes out among the leaders on all counts. Still, what three-time World Champion J.W. Harris sees as the kid’s biggest strength can’t be measured with numbers. It’s not a tangible thing. Nobody’s found a way to quantify desire.

“Cooper just tries hard,” Harris said. “He keeps his hand closed. If you try as hard as him and you have a little bit of talent you can have great success. It’s kind of hard to put into words … ‘try’ makes up for a lot, but you have to have talent, too. A lot of guys who try hard can’t get it done. Cooper will do whatever he needs to do to get it done.

“I just know he’s traveling with a good guy in Clayton Foltyn, who’s always been that way: You never quit. He has the model right there for how to do things right. (Among the younger guys) Chandler Bownds might be a more gifted bull rider, but Cooper is always going to be a factor because he tries so hard.”

It’s a lesson worth jotting down after Davis’ big win at the June 12 Parker County Frontier Days & PRCA Rodeo in Weatherford, Texas. Davis had a career-best score of 93 points (his ninth ride of 90 points or better), on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Generalissimo to beat Bownds by two points. Harris and Shawn Hogg tied for third with 89 points each.

With reigning World Champion Cody Teel (he tied for eighth) and a sprinkling of other Wrangler National Finals Rodeo veterans on hand like Trevor Kastner and Tate Stratton, it definitely rates among the best moments of the 19-year-old’s ascending PRCA career.

The other champions at this $108,670 rodeo were bareback riders Jared Smith and Luke Creasy (88 points each), steer wrestler Sterling Wallace (4.0 seconds), team ropers Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward and Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton (4.6 seconds each), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (86 points), tie-down roper Adam Gray (7.4 seconds), steer roper J. Tom Fisher (34.2 on three head) and barrel racer Lizzy Ehr (17.35 seconds). With checks in both team roping and steer roping, JoJo LeMond was the all-around champion ($3,168).

• PRCA permit holder Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State paired with Logan Medlin of Eastern New Mexico to win the team roping title at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., June 10-15, and earned points in the tie-down roping to stand as the CNFR all-around champion as well. The Stephenville, Texas, native had 370 points to finish well ahead of Panhandle State University’s Joe Frost, who was second with 220 points. Brown, Medlin and tie-down roper Zac Wilson of the University of West Alabama all won national collegiate titles as permit holders; all the rest of the CNFR winners are on their PRCA cards already – bareback rider Orin Larsen (College of Southern Idaho), steer wrestler Corey Rogers (University of Nevada-Las Vegas), saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright (College of Southern Idaho), bull rider Tim Bingham (Hill College) and Rookie of the Year Casey Meroshnekoff (West Hills College).

• Brazile watch: Trevor Brazile is still the prohibitive favorite to retain his all-around world championship – he’s won 10 of them, including the last seven years in a row – but he is making it a bit more interesting than usual. With a second-place finish in the tie-down roping and a tie for third place in the team roping at the Daines Ranch Rodeo, plus steer roping checks at Texas rodeos in Cleburne, Coleman and Weatherford, Brazile has season earnings of $66,111. His lead is a comfortable $17,334 over Landon McClaugherty, but that’s a bit below his usual standard. It marks just the second time in the past eight seasons that his lead has been less than $18,000 at this stage of the year and is well below the average lead of about $56,000 he’s held in mid-June the past three years. Apart from holding the lead in the all-around after his $12,165 weekend, Brazile is fifth in tie-down roping, seventh in steer roping and 37th among team roping headers.


4. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Dianna Corey, the beloved wife of 1991 World Champion Bareback Rider and ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Clint Corey, died June 16 at the family home in Powell Butte, Ore., after a long battle with liver cancer. She was 46. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 22 at Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 SW Highway 126 … In the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire – the most destructive in Colorado history – a joint effort by the PRCA and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) produced several trailer loads of hay for the animals displaced by the blaze, which destroyed nearly 500 homes in the northern Colorado Springs area June 11-14. PRCA Industry Outreach manager Julie Jutten brought back a trailer load of hay from the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., on June 14 and subsequent donations were delivered to Penrose Arena in Colorado Springs by Mesalands Community College coachC.J. Aragon and New Mexico State coach Jim Dewey Brown. The CNFR donations came from trailers with Alabama, Texas, Wyoming and California license plates, most notably from the Casper (Wyo.) College team, Feather River College (Quincy, Calif.) and the Murdoch family of Cheyenne, Wyo. … Despite the disruptions caused by the Black Forest Fire, the committee for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has decided to go ahead with its annual Street Breakfast June 19. The Range Riders will be collecting money for the fire victims as part of this year’s downtown event …Chris LeDoux, the 1976 world champion bareback rider and a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, was remembered with a third annual Chris LeDoux Day in Kaycee, Wyo., on June 15.  Rodeo events and music highlighted the celebration of Kaycee’s most famous son, including performances by Western Underground (LeDoux’s former touring band), Chancey Williams, the Younger Brothers, and the Doo-Wah Riders … Alzora Cook Freas Nichols, a former timer for Beutler & Son Rodeos and the wife of PRCA steer wrestler Frank Freas, died in her sleep on June 11 at home in Rio Hondo, Texas. She was 81 … The commemorative painting by Tanner Bryson for this year’s 36th annual Bob Feist Invitational in Reno, Nev., features the three team roping heelers – Allen BachMike Beers and Denny Watkins – who have never missed a BFI since it began in 1977. The three men will sign the painting June 23 and it will then be put up for bid during the annual cowboy auction at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno … Just what the Wright family needed: one more saddle bronc rider. During the June 14 performance of the Utah High School Finals Rodeo, CoBurn Bradshaw had the rodeo clown bring his girlfriend, Becca Wright(youngest sister of two-time World Champion Cody Wright), into the arena in Heber City blindfolded. When the blindfold came off, there was Bradshaw with a ring in his hand, offering a proposal of marriage. A happy ending? Sure. Becca said yes and Bradshaw, a PRCA permit holder, went on to win the state saddle bronc riding title, edging out Rusty Wright and Ryder Wright, who are Cody Wright’s sons. “I guess I’m their uncle now,” Bradshaw, 18, told the Salt Lake Tribune, laughing. “Riding broncs, I met Rusty and we became friends. My junior prom, Becca didn’t have a date, and Rusty wanted me to ask her, so I asked her. And we started dating right after that.” … The Story of the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo: 60th Anniversary Edition, a 192-page history of Missouri’s biggest rodeo, can be pre-ordered ($39.95) through the Sikeston Jaycees’ website, The book is published on 8.5-by-11-inch high-quality glossy enameled paper bound into a hardcover coffee table book. “There are hundreds of great photos and some great stories, too,” Nathan Cox, vice president of the Jaycees’ rodeo board, told the Sikeston Standard-Democrat … Timed-event cowboy Shane Kenny, who competed quite a bit in PRCA rodeos in the late 1990s while based in Oakdale, Calif., claimed his 14th Australian Professional Rodeo Association all-around championship June 13-16 during the National Finals Rodeo in Gold Coast, Queensland … PRCA Gold Card Member Norman Gatlin was presented with the Silver Spur Award by the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo committee, recognizing him as someone “who has greatly impacted the sport.” “You can’t imagine what it meant to me,” Gatlin, 77, told the Longview News-Journal. “I’ve been going out there (to Gladewater) for a long time – since 1955 – both entering to compete and to watch. It has always been, since I was a kid, an outstanding rodeo for the people of East Texas.” … Western Oklahoma State freshman Dana Spitzke was presented with the Shane Drury Award last week, a $2,500 scholarship given annually to a college rodeo competitor who “exemplifies never giving up and focusing on living life to the fullest no matter what their circumstances.” Spitzke was diagnosed with a severe back injury at the age of 13, requiring a 10-hour surgery and a long period of rehabilitation to allow her to continue her career in rodeo … Bill and Sharon Negley were presented with the 2013 Dale Studley Memorial Award on June 14 for sustained volunteer contributions to the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte, Neb. The award is named for Dale Studley, one of the original board members, who helped organize some of the first NebraskaLand celebrations in North Platte. The Negleys have been involved with the rodeo since the early 1980s and Bill Negley was on the NebraskaLand board of directors for six years beginning in 1996 … Lita Scott, a pro barrel racer who grew up in Washoe Valley and graduated from Wooster High School, is featured on this year’s Reno (Nev.) Rodeo limited-edition print. She is one of 20 Nevada residents in the field for this year’s 94th annual event, June 21-29.



“It’s a great honor, but I think they selected the wrong person. I wasn’t very good at studying.”

— Stock contractor Cotton Rosser, reacting to the news that he was to be honored with an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.


5. Next Up

June 19         Strawberry Days Rodeo, Pleasant Grove, Utah, begins

June 19         Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) begins

June 20         Reno Rodeo Xtreme Bulls

June 20         Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up begins

June 20         Jackson County ProRodeo, Bellevue, Iowa, begins

June 20         Big Springs (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo begins

June 20         Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo begins

June 20         Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo begins

June 20         Western Fest Stampede Rodeo, Granite Falls, Minn., begins

June 20         Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede begins

June 21         Bear Paw Roundup, Chinook, Mont., begins

June 21         Davie (Fla.) ProRodeo begins

June 21         Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

June 21         Raton (N.M.) PRCA Rodeo begins

June 21         Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

June 21         Thermopolis (Wyo.) Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo begins

June 21         Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

June 22         Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

June 22         Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo begins


6. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….….…..$66,111

BB:       Kaycee Feild..……………….$55,781

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$46,831

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$41,043

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$44,151

SB:        Cody Wright………….……$55,501

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$44,739

BR:        Tyler Smith..………………..$56,278

SR:        Cody Lee…….………………$33,396



Through June 17, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $66,111

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             48,777

3.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       41,812

4.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       39,081

5.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              29,922

6.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        26,666

7.    Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 23,595

8.    Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       23,175

9.    Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                       20,569

10.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    20,351

11.  Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        19,370

12.  Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           18,232

13.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            17,839

14.  Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.                           17,756

15.  Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas                               16,235

16.  Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                          13,641

17.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        13,110

18.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                      11,073

19.  Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif.                                  10,749

20.  Chad Johnson, Cut Bank, Mont.                                       9,927


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Ariz.                                          $55,781

2.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             49,138

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                               45,604

4.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     36,868

5.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                34,348

6.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         33,058

7.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             31,969

8.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     30,659

9.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             28,355

10.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              26,878

11.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       26,712

12.  Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            24,997

13.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              23,827

14.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                          23,123

15.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          22,897

16.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                 18,258

17.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        16,723

18.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           16,548

19.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         16,320

20.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          16,066


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $46,831

2.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             34,419

3.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    29,746

4.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     27,236

5.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         26,778

6.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              25,252

7.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            24,974

8.    Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       22,870

9.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      22,029

10.  Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     20,989

11.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            20,328

12.  Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                        18,881

13.  Lee Graves, Calgary, Alberta                                          18,073

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

15.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                        15,828

16.  Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla.                                          15,746

17.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           15,664

18.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           15,295

19.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  15,218

20.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                  14,934


Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                          $41,043

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             34,085

3.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             33,660

4.    Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas                                   30,376

5.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             27,778

6.    Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 25,938

7.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    24,604

8.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         23,335

9.    Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    22,714

10.  Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  22,675

11.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              22,330

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

13.  Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.                                         18,748

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

15.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         17,933

16.  Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                 17,482

17.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  17,478

18.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  17,206

19.  Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         17,048

20.  Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont.                                          16,994


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $44,151

2.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  34,085

3.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              33,199

4.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            31,107

5.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                27,450

6.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             26,003

7.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               24,377

8.    Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              23,898

9.    Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                                     23,740

10.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    22,126

11.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 21,082

12.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   19,438

13.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.                                                18,748

14.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      18,064

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

16.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         17,644

17.  John Robertson, Polson, Mont.                                       17,482

18.  Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            17,048

19.  Chad Williams, Stephenville, Texas                                17,001

20.  Jaytin McCright, Canyon, Texas                                     16,390


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $55,501

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   46,206

3.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            36,365

4.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             34,206

5.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 28,973

6.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             28,175

7.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                       25,990

8.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    25,624

9.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             24,162

10.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                        22,150

11.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              21,827

12.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     21,190

13.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               20,303

14.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                               18,842

15.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               17,522

16.  Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta                                  17,276

17.  Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas                                17,273

18.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 17,252

19.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                         16,998

20.  Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.                                       16,907


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $44,739

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            40,468

3.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        36,663

4.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         35,180

5.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        30,263

6.    Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            27,740

7.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       27,446

8.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              27,067

9.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         25,284

10.  Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                24,755

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

12.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        21,536

13.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        21,180

14.  Jason Schaffer, Broadus, Mont.                                      19,271

15.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       18,471

16.  Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho                                   17,976

17.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                              17,670

18.  Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.                                       17,540

19.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          17,194

20.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          17,112


Steer Roping

1.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                          $33,396

2.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       30,064

3.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        29,717

4.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           28,653

5.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       25,391

6.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           23,936

7.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,389

8.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       23,298

9.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           21,372

10.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                              16,882

11.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      15,821

12.  Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        15,199

13.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           12,406

14.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                        12,001

15.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                               11,893

16.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                   11,300

17.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             11,154

18.  Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.                                  10,959

19.  Tim Abbott, Midland, Texas                                           10,938

20.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           10,726

Bull Riding

1.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                              $56,278

2.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                              53,964

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      45,478

4.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               41,416

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

6.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             37,986

7.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 36,847

8.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           36,055

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

10.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 34,917

11.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 33,655

12.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            31,916

13.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                31,523

14.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                         29,095

15.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 29,047

16.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              26,127

17.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                   25,260

18.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        24,716

19.  Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                       22,926

20.  Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              21,896


*2013 Barrel Racing (through June 17, 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                                                      $53,083

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                                                  47,554

3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                                               40,722

4. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                                              40,510

5. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                                             39,921

6. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                                                35,032

7. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                                            34,851

8. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                                                        34,226

9. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                                              33,478

10. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                                            32,262

11. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                                                         31,441

12. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                                                 29,768

13. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                                                 29,666

14. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                                                28,460

15. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                                                      23,839

16. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                                                          22,832

17. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.                                         22,722

18. Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif.                                                            20,512

19. Cindy Smith, Hobbs, N.M.                                                                  19,742

20. Kimberly Couch, Rattan, Okla.                                                          19,022


8. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through June 17, 2013


Bareback Riding

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

2.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                    27,018

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

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

5.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                        12,323

6.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      11,600

7.    Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                            9,006

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

9.    Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                                8,978

10.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

11.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

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

13.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

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

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

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

17.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            3,850

18.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 3,641

19.  Josi Young, Buhl, Idaho                                                     3,575

20.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                    3,193


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.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                      10,602

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

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

8.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                             10,524

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

10.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                       7,864

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

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

13.  Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                       6,823

14.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            6,580

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

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

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

18.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                    5,975

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

20.  Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.                                       5,433


Team Roping-Header

1.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                            $23,931

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

3.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                             19,351

4.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

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

6.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                          12,044

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.  Levi Grantham, Paso Robles, Calif.                                   7,154

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

14.  Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.                                     6,971

15.  Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                          6,970

16.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                       6,723

17.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                     6,080

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

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

20.  David Key, Stephenville, Texas                                         4,770


Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                             $23,931

2.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                        19,351

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.                                             12,044

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.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                    7,162

14.  Dennis Watkins, Bakersfield, Calif.                                   7,154

15.  Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.                                          6,971

16.  Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.                                        6,970

17.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       6,491

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

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

20.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                               5,764


Saddle Bronc Riding

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

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             16,691

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.                                     13,086

7.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              12,459

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

9.    Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

10.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                           8,171

11.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,471

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

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

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

15.  Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta                             5,641

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

17.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                                  5,145

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

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

20.  Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.                                              3,849


Tie Down Roping

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

2.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  18,253

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             17,250

4.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

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

6.    Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                        11,069

7.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                          10,778

8.    Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.                                        10,653

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         10,186

10.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          10,136

11.  Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

12.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228

13.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                           9,173

14.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                             8,566

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

16.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                          7,447

17.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                            7,338

18.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                               5,821

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

20.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                           5,005
Bull Riding

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

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       14,060

4.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 11,719

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

6.    Kaycee Rose, Clovis, Calif.                                                9,589

7.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                  9,559

8.    Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

9.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                                 8,183

10.  Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                   6,872

11.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

12.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               5,891

13.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              5,146

14.  Shawn Hogg, Gardendale, Texas                                       5,094

15.  Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia                            4,783

16.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                4,667

17.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   4,458

Nevada Newman, Melstone, Mont.                                   4,458

19.  Beau Schroeder, China, Texas                                            4,401

20.  Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.                                           4,389


9. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through June 17, 2013

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

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

3.    Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.                                 20,328

4.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                        19,602

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

6.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                16,583

7.    Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                  15,102

8.    Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                          14,526

9.    Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         14,425

10.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              13,970

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

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

13.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                    11,617

14.  Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                    9,846

15.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                              9,374

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

17.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   7,351

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

19.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               7,117

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


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