Events Horse Happenings Western

PRCA Weekly Press Release- July 1st, 2013

RENO, Nev. – It may not be the Fourth of July quite yet, but Chad Ferley produced some fireworks Saturday night during the final round of the Reno Rodeo.

Ferley won the rodeo, a Gold Tour event on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, presented by Justin Boots, by spurring Flying Five Rodeo’s Spring Planting for 90 points.

The 90 tied the 2013 season-high saddle bronc ride (Sterling Crawley at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo), and gave Ferley 254 points on three head.

“It’s the greatest thing in the world to see your name beside that horse at any rodeo because you know if you do your part you’ll have a great chance to win first,” Ferley said of Spring Planting. “But it’s also nerve-wracking because if you don’t do your job, she’ll throw you right off.”

The win could potentially be a good omen for the Oelrichs, S.D., cowboy. Ferley won Reno one other time – his world championship season of 2006 – and hopes this win will springboard him to another Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification.

“It’s great to win Reno again; it’s hard enough to win this rodeo once, let alone twice,” he said. “I drew three outstanding horses, rode well and got lucky.”

Lucky or not, Ferley conquered his old friend Spring Planting, resulting in the capacity crowd exploding with approval.

It was the rubber match between a former world champion and one of the best saddle bronc horses in the world.

“A few years ago I was 90 points on her in Molalla (Ore.), but she also bucked me off once at the NFR, too,” said Ferley, who earned a total of $9,837 in Reno. “I never try to guess the score, because I’m usually wrong, but I was hoping the score was as good as the ride felt.”

It was just Ferley’s second win of the 2013 season. His lone win before Saturday night came at another Nevada rodeo – Logandale.

Ferley’s explanation for his success in the Silver State is simple: “I like the weather and the horses I draw in Nevada.”

If Reno is the start of the summer run, and leads directly into Cowboy Christmas, Ferley is hoping for big things in the next few weeks.

“I love Cowboy Christmas and the summer; it usually gets along with me pretty good and it’s where I’ve won a lot of my money in the past,” he said. “I look forward to it and hopefully this is just a good start.”

The other winners at the $492,300 rodeo were all-around champion Trevor Brazile ($3,678, team roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Wes Stevenson (251 points on three head), steer wrestler Hunter Cure (13.0 seconds on three head), team ropers Keven Daniel and Chase Tryan (15.9 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Clint Cooper (24.3 seconds on three head), bull rider Brennon Eldred (166 points on two head) and barrel racer Sherry Cervi (51.6 seconds on three runs).


2. Teel stays on even keel, earns Cody X Bulls title

CODY, Wyo. – Ask Cody Teel about the shattered left elbow that sidelined him for two months earlier this year or the fractured jaw that led to him spending much of the last month with his jaw wired shut, and he just kind of shrugs. It’s bull rider code for “Hey, it happens to everybody.” No big deal.

“I’ve had something pretty much every year,” Teel said. “It was a ruptured intestine two years ago, a broken leg last year and this time it was the elbow. You can’t let it get you down. You have to keep your mind on what you need to do, and I was bound and determined to get back on track as soon as I could.”

It’s hard to argue with this mind over (smashed) matter approach to things when Teel has just taken a ride in the back of a Ram truck to celebrate his first win in a PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour event and a check for $11,139.

An 88.5-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Bo Didley in the short go at Stampede Park June 30 was just enough to get him the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls title with 169.5 points, a half-point ahead of rookie Cooper Davis, the only other man to have two qualified rides on the evening.

“I’d never been on (Bo Didley) before, but I’d seen him plenty of times,” Teel said. “I knew his usual pattern … that he would start off to the right and then turn back to the left. That’s usually where he’ll buck guys off. He stuck to the plan and I was prepared.”

For the record, the fractured jaw is “sore to the touch,” but doesn’t really affect him when he’s riding. He had the wires cut a couple of days before the Reno, Nev., Xtreme Bulls (he tied for fifth there) and just went back to work.

The left (free arm) elbow? Same deal. It’s still a little tender, but it is not interfering with Teel, of Kountze, Texas, trying to retain the world championship he won last December at age 20 (the youngest bull riding champion in PRCA history). He moved up from fourth to second in the world standings on the basis of his win in Cody.

Davis won the first round with a 92-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Kojack (while Teel was fifth), then finished second in the short go and in the average to earn an event-best $12,030. Fellow rookie Elliot Jacoby (89 on one head), finished third and banked $7,238.

It kept their season-long battle for the lead in the rookie standings as tight as ever. Jacoby has season earnings of $45,747, putting him $1,484 ahead of Davis. They are sixth and eighth in the July 1 world standings.


3. Price is right for big moment in Pecos

PECOS, Texas – As Taylor Price was climbing onto the back of Dirty Jacket, announcer Boyd Polhamus told the crowd at Buck Jackson Arena, “This is a horse that if you ride him right, you get rich. If you don’t, you get hurt.”

Properly informed of his options, Price went out and rode Dirty Jacket for the full eight seconds, creating memories that figure to last for years to come.

The 88-point score Price received from the judges was the highest he’s had in his rookie season, bringing him the championship at the West of the Pecos Rodeo by a single point over three-time World Champion Will Lowe. Also, a check for $2,978.

“I’ve been waiting three years to ride that horse,” Price told the Odessa American. “I’ve always heard that he’ll allow you to score a lot of points if you do your part. He’s a real honest bucker and there’s no dirty tricks to him. He just goes out there and bucks really high in the air, kicks really hard and looks electric.

“It was everything (I expected) and more. That’s the horse that you don’t want to screw up on because so many people have won on him. You don’t want to be the guy who screws up that awesome horse. People remember your successes, but they remember the failures a lot more.”

It’s easy enough to understand Price’s youthful exuberance about the Carr Pro Rodeo horse. Dirty Jacket was voted the third-best bareback horse in the PRCA a year ago and has been selected four times to compete at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Dirty Jacket has been bucked five times this year and each time he has at least shared the round win: with Ryan Gray (Fort Worth), J.R. Vezain (San Antonio), Jared Keylon (Oklahoma City), Bill Tutor (Claremore, Okla.) and now with Price in Pecos.

“Honestly, it’s his bloodline,” said owner Pete Carr, “he’s just bred to buck. He’s real athletic, he jumps high in the air and gives the cowboy a lot of time to get his timing down and set his feet. He’s real rider-friendly. He’s going to do his part every time.”

The win allowed Price, a student at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas, to gain a little ground on Tim O’Connell and Casey Breuer in his bid to become the PRCA Resistol Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year – and he was not the only rookie to show up well in this $167,435 rodeo.

Fellow Texan Elliot Jacoby, who is on top of the rookie bull riding standings, but locked in a tight battle with Cooper Davis and Cheyne Olney, won in Pecos with a 91-point ride on Hustler of Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo string. That put him two points ahead of Beau Schroeder and Ricky Aguiar and took only a small bit of luster off a great comeback story.

This was Schroeder’s first competitive appearance since a near-fatal wreck at the Fort Mohave (Ariz.) Xtreme Bulls in March where a blunt horn blow to the throat left him with a torn trachea and two collapsed lungs. A share of second place with an 89? That will do just fine.

Seventeen-time World Champion Trevor Brazile had one of his best outings of the season, winning the tie-down roping (18.0 seconds on two head), the team roping with Patrick Smith (13.0 seconds on two head) and the all-around title, with total earnings of $11,272. Add in his earnings from the team roping in Reno and Brazile had $14,949 for the weekend ending on Cowboy Christmas Eve.

  The other champions at this 130-year-old Pecos rodeo were steer wrestler Ben Shofner (12.9 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Cody Wright (88 points) and barrel racer Stacey Grimes (17.28 seconds).

• The Fourth of July week, commonly known as Cowboy Christmas, starts picking up momentum today in Canada where three rodeos – Ponoka, Williams Lake and Airdrie – wrap things up with total payouts of nearly $700,000. There are 32 PRCA-sanctioned rodeos all over North America now through Sunday and $3.3 million in prize money on the line for those willing to put in the miles. Some contestants are entered in as many as 10 rodeos this week, going to two in a day when it is logistically possible. Trevor Brazile holds the Cowboy Christmas record for earnings with $39,993 in 2011 and six men have surpassed the $30,000 mark in money won during the Fourth of July week. Steven Dent had the highest total last “holiday season” with $22,194 and he’s booked himself into 13 rodeos in 15 days from now through the middle of July.

• A couple of former world champions had notable achievements at the June 28-30 Crooked River Roundup, with bareback rider Bobby Mote winning the championship in Prineville, Ore., for the fourth time and Dean Gorsuch winning the steer wrestling title in 8.3 seconds on two head, the second fastest time in the CRR’s 68-year history. Gorsuch’s 3.9-second run in winning the first round is also No. 2 on the rodeo’s all-time list. The other champions in the $66,218 rodeo were team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Dakota Kirchenschlager (12.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jesse Wright (81 points), tie-down roper Jeff Coelho (18.6 seconds on two head), steer roper Dave Clark (32.9 seconds on two head), bull rider Brady Portenier (83 points) and barrel racer Pamela Capper (17.39 seconds).

• Two-time and reigning Xtreme Bulls Tour champion Kanin Asay had hip impingement surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tenn., and is expected to be sidelined until September. The injury threatens to keep him from a record third X Bulls title – he leads the standings – and may keep him from qualifying for Wrangler NFR for the second time in three years. Asay missed much of the 2011 season after undergoing surgery on his hip.


4.  Boot Barn® joins PRCA national sponsor family

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announced on June 25 that Boot Barn® has come on board as a PRCA national sponsor for at least the next two years.

Boot Barn® joins a family of more than 20 PRCA national sponsors and will become the official western retailer and e-tailer of the PRCA and the cowboy sport’s Super Bowl, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“We are proud to partner with such a top-notch company as Boot Barn®,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “Our members and our fans are brand loyal and are scattered throughout country. They are looking for a western retailer that carries the PRCA’s long-standing partners’ products. With its expansion and commitment to growth, Boot Barn® is exactly the right partner to have affiliated with our sport.”

“Becoming a national sponsor of the PRCA was a natural fit for our company. Our customers live and love the Western lifestyle,” said Tye Romano, Marketing Manager, Boot Barn®. “And because what’s important to them is important to us, we support over 500 rodeo and western events in the communities we serve. We are honored to be affiliated with the PRCA and all the fans of rodeo.”


5. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Bull rider Tate Stratton and 2012 Wrangler NFR Barrelman J.J. Harrison had a chance to experience the thrill of the National Championship Air Races during their visit to the Reno Rodeo with 10-minute flights in Dennis Buehn’s T-6 Texan – complete with loops and barrel rolls. “The pilot told us it was going to be like a very expensive rollercoaster ride,” Stratton said. “He said it was normally about $650 an hour if you just called up and booked a flight, and I thought that was a lot until I did it. Now I’m thinking if I were a rich guy, I’d definitely be willing to pay that to have him fly me around (in the T-6). It was awesome.” The rides were part of a promotional campaign for the 50th annual NCAR that will be held Sept. 11-15 at the Reno-Stead Airport. It’s the only closed-course pylon racing event in the world, and the world’s longest running air race. The ride was coordinated by longtime PRCA Xtreme Bulls & Reno Rodeo partner, Reno Tahoe, USA … After winning 17 world championships with a rope, what kind of victory can still make rodeo’s only $5 million cowboy rip his straw hat from his head and pitch it toward the heavens? Team roping fans found out on June 24 at the 36th annual Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic in Reno, Nev. “I haven’t thrown my hat but three times in my career,” said Trevor Brazile. “Once at the Timed Event (Championship), once at the NFR, and right here today. I’m getting better at it – it took me a minute to get the crease back in it this time.” The famed all-around superstar from Decatur, Texas, and his partner Patrick Smith roped six steers in a record 40.54 seconds to earn $60,000 apiece at the richest one-day open roping in the world. They had to beat a field in which both the second- and third-place teams also obliterated the nine-year-old record of 43.75 seconds formerly held by Turtle Powell and Monty Joe Petska. Not only that, but the BFI’s five-year-old record for the fastest time on one steer (4.46 set by Coleman Proctor and Jake Long) was smashed by Brock Hanson and Kory Koontz, who posted a 4.36 in the third round. They would hold the record just three hours before it was shattered by a 4.21 turned in during the fifth round by Spencer Mitchell and Dakota Kirchenschlager. Remarkably, a five-second run didn’t even place in the fifth round … ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductees Lewis Feild and John W. Jones Jr., will spend their Fourth of July holiday sharing their equestrian expertise with members of the U.S. Marine Corps’ military mountain horse instructors unit just outside Bridgeport, Calif., on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Since 1951, the USMC base has served as a joint-service mountain warfare training center, preparing our Marines and other service branches to operate in the most rugged and extreme environs such as Afghanistan. “I had no idea we even had a mountain horse packing and riding program still active in the military,” said Feild, who along with Jones traveled to Kyrgyzstan last spring with American300 on a Department of State mission, “John and I can’t wait to see how they teach our military to work with large animals, there’s no doubt that we’ll have a great time sharing with these men and women in uniform.” … ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Leo Camarillo, who won 12 titles at the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz. – including five all-around championships – will serve as grand marshal for the Frontier Days Rodeo Parade July 6 in downtown Prescott. “It’s an honor and a great pleasure to fill this prestigious role,” Camarillo told the Prescott Daily Courier. “It makes me believe maybe I did do something worthwhile at this rodeo. I always seemed to do well here. It just kind of fit me. I seemed to have a lot of luck in Prescott.” … The equine star of the summer blockbuster The Lone Ranger made an appearance at the June 28 performance of the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series and “Silver” was available for photo ops with PRCA members, including saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss, specialty act performer Tomas Garcilazo (wearing a Long Ranger mask), 2000 Bareback Riding World Champion Jeffrey Collins and team roper Boogie Ray … Mike Lenning, a longtime PRCA bull rider, died June 22 at his home in Billings, Mont. He was 50. In his youth and through his college years at Eastern Wyoming, Montana State and Oklahoma Panhandle State, Lenning competed in bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping, but concentrated on bull riding once he joined the PRCA in 1985. A celebration of Lenning’s life will be held at 11 a.m. July 9 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., Billings. Memorials may be made to the Larry Jordan Cowboy Crisis Fund in the Northern Rodeo Association office, P.O. Box 1122, Billings, MT 59103 … Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the industry-leading hay equipment brand, has expanded its long-term support of  PRCA members by forming Team Hesston Rodeo. Comprised of some of the top contestants in ProRodeo today – including reigning world champions Luke Branquinho andCody Teel – Team Hesston Rodeo becomes the focal point of Hesston’s support of the PRCA, a relationship that dates back to 1975. Joining Teel and Branquinho on the 10-member team are steer wrestler K.C. Jones, team ropers Kaleb DriggersTravis GravesDustin Bird and Paul Eaves, barrel racers Fallon Taylor and Sherry Cervi and MP Meter My Hay (Stingray) –  Cervi’s barrel racing horse and the only equine member of the team … Dodge City Roundup, Inc. is sponsoring its annual Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 2, at the Dodge City Country Club.  Registration is at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and the awards banquet at 12:45 p.m. Montana Silversmiths buckles will be presented to flight winners. A PRCA entry fee of $55 includes tournament gift, breakfast, cart, green fees, driving range, prizes, beverages on the course and steak luncheon.  Entries limited to first 120 golfers. PRCA members, clowns, bullfighters and contract acts are invited to play. Entries close on July 30. For information and registration, please contact Tom Stanley at 620.227.8586 or… The Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo. – five times honored as the PRCA Small Rodeo Committee of the Year – is offering Behind the Chutes Tours daily from July 9-14 at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. For details and ticket prices,


“With our spring and our winter rodeos this year, it’s been a struggle. We’re the first to admit we’ve had a hard time with it. Our horses haven’t been sound; our roping hasn’t been sound.”

— Two-time World Champion Team Roping Heeler Patrick Smith, entering a week in which he and partner Trevor Brazile would end up winning the West of the Pecos Rodeo in Pecos, Texas, and the Bob Feist Invitational in Reno, Nev. Pecos was the first team roping win of the year for Brazile and Smith, who won the 2010 gold buckle together.


6. Next Up

July 1               Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, ends today

July 1               Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo, ends today

July 1               Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede, ends today

July 1               Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, ongoing

July 1               Cody (Wyo.) Stampede begins

July 1               World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott, Ariz., begins

July 2               Livingston (Mont.) Roundup begins

July 2               Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days begins

July 2               Sitting Bull Stampede, Mobridge, S.D., begins

July 2               Home of Champions Rodeo, Red Lodge, Mont., begins

July 3               Old West Trail Rodeo, Crawford, Neb., begins

July 3               Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo begins

July 3               Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo begins

July 3               Window Rock (Ariz.) Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo begins

July 3               Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo begins

July 3               Oakley Independence Day Rodeo, Oakley City, Utah, begins

July 3               Rodeo of the Ozarks, Springdale, Ark., begins

July 3               St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo begins

July 4               Capitol Legends ProRodeo, Fort Pierre, S.D.

July 4               Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche, S.D., begins

July 4               Belton (Texas) Area COC 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo begins

July 4               Folsom (Calif.) ProRodeo begins

July 4               Mid-Western Rodeo, Manawa, Wis., begins

July 4               Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins

July 4               Western Stampede, West Jordan, Utah, begins

July 5               Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

July 5               Benalto (Alberta) Stampede begins

July 5               Taber (Alberta) ProRodeo begins

July 6               Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 6               Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo begins

July 7               Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo


7. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….….…..$81,061

BB:       Kaycee Feild..……………….$57,985

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$52,537

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$44,852

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$47,959

SB:        Cody Wright………….……..$59,560

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$49,301

BR:        Tyler Smith..………………..$67,131

SR:        Cody Lee…….………………$33,743



Through July 1, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                      $81,061

2.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             49,500

3.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       42,432

4.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       39,081

5.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              33,271

6.    Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       28,612

7.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        28,146

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

9.    Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas                               22,502

10.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    21,694

11.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            21,667

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

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

14.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        18,350

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

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

17.  Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.                                          14,462

18.  Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.                                      13,403

19.  J.B. Lord, Sturgis, S.D.                                                   11,615

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


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 $57,985

2.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     51,128

3.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             49,647

4.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                46,921

5.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         38,234

6.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             36,186

7.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                35,529

8.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     33,170

9.    Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            31,983

10.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              29,331

11.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             29,086

12.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       27,214

13.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                         27,184

14.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              27,065

15.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         23,668

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

17.  Matthew Smith, Leesville, La.                                        19,240

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

19.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           18,213

20.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                          16,827


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                            $52,537

2.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            35,662

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

4.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     30,853

5.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    30,829

6.    Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.                                         30,038

7.    Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              26,371

8.    Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas                                          23,762

9.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      23,698

10.  Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    23,426

11.  Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.                                        23,153

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

13.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                  22,584

14.  Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.                                     21,817

15.  Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            20,891

16.  Lee Graves, Calgary, Alberta                                          20,606

17.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           19,663

18.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                           19,174

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

20.  K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             17,459


Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         $44,852

2.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             41,387

3.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    34,838

4.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             34,481

5.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             34,085

6.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                            31,916

7.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         27,961

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

9.    Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         25,470

10.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    25,457

11.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  24,686

12.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              24,643

13.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  24,024

14.  Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   23,021

15.  Arky Rogers, Lipan, Texas                                              22,731

16.  Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas                                  22,675

17.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        22,631

18.  Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                 22,313

19.  Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.                                      21,662

20.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         20,783


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $47,959

2.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              40,926

3.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             36,237

4.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                34,153

5.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  34,085

6.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            31,107

7.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 28,289

8.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            27,961

9.    Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               26,512

10.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    26,301

11.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              26,211

12.  Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       25,280

13.  Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas                                             22,631

14.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    22,331

15.  John Robertson, Polson, Mont.                                       22,313

16.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   22,181

17.  Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.                                                20,487

18.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                      19,377

19.  Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas                                18,194

20.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                   18,173


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $59,560

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   47,775

3.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            40,121

4.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             36,463

5.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             32,766

6.    Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                        30,421

7.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                       29,364

8.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 29,015

9.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             27,943

10.  Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                    26,649

11.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              25,981

12.  Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             25,756

13.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        24,223

14.  Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                             21,641

15.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               21,632

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

17.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                               21,069

18.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               20,300

19.  Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas                                19,219

20.  Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D.                                 18,577


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $49,301

2.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         47,358

3.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            43,737

4.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        40,711

5.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        35,041

6.    Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              30,145

7.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         29,817

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

9.    Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                          27,653

10.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       27,446

11.  Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                25,983

12.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                              23,783

13.  Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        22,712

14.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        22,660

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

16.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          21,939

17.  Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       20,549

18.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                       20,181

19.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                       19,752

20.  Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.                                          19,295


Steer Roping

1.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                          $33,743

2.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        31,538

3.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       30,064

4.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           29,730

5.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       26,431

6.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           25,255

7.    J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                       25,155

8.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           24,170

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,389

10.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                              16,882

11.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      15,821

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

13.  J. Paul Williams, Burbank, Okla.                                     15,100

14.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                        13,079

15.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           12,548

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

17.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                   12,353

18.  Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.                                               12,079

19.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             11,877

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


Bull Riding

1.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                              $67,131

2.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             58,315

3.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                              56,157

4.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               49,329

5.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      48,332

6.    Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 46,124

7.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 45,469

8.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            43,336

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

10.  Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                38,905

11.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           38,546

12.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        37,983

13.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                35,996

14.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                         35,910

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

16.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 30,791

17.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 28,053

18.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              27,326

19.  Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, Wash.                                   26,806

20.  Brant Atwood, Pampa, Texas                                         26,586


*2013 Barrel Racing (through July 1, 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                          $53,112

2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                      52,046

3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                  40,805

4. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                39,889

5. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                     38,629

6. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                  38,467

7. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                 36,786

8. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                36,190

9. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                  35,032

10. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                         34,226

11. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                               32,262

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

13. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                   30,383

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

15. Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif.                              24,304

16. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                                 24,046

17. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas                        23,844

18. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.           23,034

19. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas                            22,833

20. Britany Fleck, Solen, N.D.                                    21,209


9. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through July 1, 2013


Bareback Riding

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

2.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Ariz.                                             27,866

3.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      25,860

4.    Bobby Mote, Culver Ore.                                                 20,815

5.    Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                          17,375

6.    Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                        12,825

7.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                                9,820

8.    Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                            9,006

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

10.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

11.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

12.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            6,362

13.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

14.  Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho                                         5,480

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

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

17.  Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas                                           4,503

18.  Josi Young, Buhl, Idaho                                                     4,203

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

20.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 3,641


Steer Wrestling

1.    Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.                                             $23,830

2.    Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas                                           16,167

3.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                             15,744

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

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

6.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                      14,220

7.    Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                   12,885

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

9.    Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                            11,686

10.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                     11,290

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

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

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

14.  Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho                                            7,756

15.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                              7,742

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

17.  Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                       6,823

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

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

20.  Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.                                           5,880


Team Roping-Header

1.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                            $30,725

2.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                          22,483

3.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                     21,661

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

5.    Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas                                    19,351

6.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

7.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                   12,650

8.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                              11,583

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

10.  Levi Grantham, Paso Robles, Calif.                                   8,885

11.  Quincy Kueckelhan, Bonham, Texas                                 8,881

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

13.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                     7,986

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

15.  Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas                                   7,778

16.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                           7,764

17.  Arky Rogers, Lipan, Texas                                                 7,446

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

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

20.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                       6,723


Team Roping-Heeler

1.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                             $30,725

2.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                             22,483

3.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                              21,661

4.    Clay Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                                      19,351

5.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                   14,246

6.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                  13,732

7.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                 13,303

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

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

10.  Dennis Watkins, Bakersfield, Calif.                                   8,885

11.  Justin Copp, Krum, Texas                                                  8,881

12.  Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas                                         8,415

13.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                       7,986

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

15.  Derrick Peterson, Louisburg, Kan.                                     7,778

16.  Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas                                                7,764

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

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

19.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                   6,731

20.  Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                       6,491


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                            $19,492

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                    18,701

3.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             16,733

4.    Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                  15,747

5.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                            15,003

6.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                              14,634

7.    Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                         14,531

8.    Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev.                                     13,086

9.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              12,570

10.  Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.                                                9,945

11.  Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                                9,782

12.  Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

13.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,982

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

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

16.  Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta                                      5,980

17.  Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                                  5,713

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

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

20.  Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                          5,462


Tie Down Roping

1.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                        $20,921

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                             20,520

3.    E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas                                     20,048

4.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  18,253

5.    Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                        14,339

6.    Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                           13,693

7.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     13,573

8.    Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                          13,010

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

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

11.  Jerrad Hofstetter, Lubbock, Texas                                   10,424

12.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                           10,200

13.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         10,186

14.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          10,136

15.  Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         10,071

16.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228

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

18.  Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas                                             9,080

19.  Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.                                                 8,325

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


Bull Riding

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

2.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       14,258

4.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 11,719

5.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                  11,437

6.    Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.                                         10,422

7.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                  9,955

8.    Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.                                        9,593

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

10.  Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                                 8,580

11.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                           8,562

12.  Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

13.  Brennon Eldred, Purcell, Okla.                                          8,212

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

15.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

16.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               6,436

17.  Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia                            6,169

18.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                    6,033

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

20.  Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                                5,064


10. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through July 1, 2013

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

2.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                              29,339

3.    Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.                                                 29,110

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

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

6.    Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                         20,112

7.    Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                                        19,602

8.    Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                             19,102

9.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                  17,930

10.  J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                17,782

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

12.  Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo.                                           14,828

13.  Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah                                          14,526

14.  Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                          13,260

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

16.  Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                            11,865

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

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

19.  Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                    7,788

20.  Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                                   7,351


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