Events Horse Happenings Western

PRCA Weekly Press Release- July 8, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – While the week may not have started well – with his vehicle broken down on the side of the road outside Ponoka – you will not find Trevor Brazile complaining about the way his Cowboy Christmas went. He may well remember it as the week that finally put him on a firm course to his record 11th all-around gold buckle and at least a share of the ProRodeo record for most overall world championships (18).

All-around titles in Greeley, Colo.; Livingston, Mont., and Window Rock, Ariz., plus a couple of checks in St. Paul, Ore., put a Cowboy Christmas-best $28,828 in his bank account – the second time in three years that he has traversed the Fourth of July week with the biggest prize money total among all PRCA cowboys.

Unlike 2011, when he led all tie-down ropers in earnings en route to setting a Cowboy Christmas record of $39,993, Brazile this time banked most of his money in team roping. He and heeler Patrick Smith earned $23,526 for the week with a win in Greeley, a shared title in Window Rock and a second-place finish in Livingston.

It was a sorely needed outcome for the 2010 world champions after a slow start to the season that had brought Brazile to Cowboy Christmas eve outside the top 15 in the world standings, which determine who makes it to the $6.25 million Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Brazile moved from 17th to third in the team roping heading standings and Smith from 13th to third among heelers.

Brazile’s lead in the all-around standings is up to $51,227 over Rhen Richard and the Decatur, Texas, cowboy is sixth in the tie-down roping standings and ninth in steer roping. If he were to qualify for the National Finals in all three events it would extend his record for doing so in the same year to nine and it would take his number of career qualifications to 42, just three back of Tee Woolman’s ProRodeo record.

With season earnings of $109,890, Brazile has surpassed the $100,000 mark in season earnings for the 16th consecutive season.

Smith’s $23,526 put him second overall among PRCA cowboys, ahead of bareback rider Jared Smith, tie-down ropers Cody Ohl and Scott Kormos, bareback riders Clint Cannon and Jake Vold, and bull rider Shane Proctor, all of whom had earnings of more than $20,000.

• Statistical oddity of the week: Despite there being 32 rodeos and $3.3 million in total prize money during the Fourth of July week, there was not a single change at the top of the world standings. Steer wrestler Casey Martin and bull rider Tyler Smith even failed to win a single check last week and still held on to their leads.


The complete PRCA Cowboy Christmas Top 10:

1.      Trevor Brazile                   $28,828

2.      Patrick Smith                      23,526

3.      Jared Smith                         20,839

4.      Cody Ohl                            20,717

5.      Scott Kormos                      20,490

6.      Clint Cannon                       20,306

7.      Jake Vold                            20,133

8.      Shane Proctor                      20,048

9.      Nate Baldwin                      19,312

10.  Tyler Corrington                 19,072


There were 62 contestants who earned more than $10,000 during the week of July 1-7. The top three by event:


Bareback riding

1.      Jared Smith                 $20,839

2.      Clint Cannon                 20,306

3.      Jake Vold                      20,133

Steer wrestling

1.      Hunter Cure                $16,355

2.      Clayton Moore              13,692

3.      Jake Rinehart                13,566

Team roping

1.      Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith               $23,526 each

2.      Erich Rogers/Cory Petska                     15,444

3.      Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves   15,003

Saddle bronc riding

1.      Tyler Corrington         $19,072

2.      Jake Wright                   17,607

3.      Jacobs Crawley             15,342

Tie-down roping

1.      Cody Ohl                    $20,717

2.      Scott Kormos                20,490

3.      Nate Baldwin                19,312

Bull riding

1.      Shane Proctor              $19,161

2.      Elliot Jacoby                 16,452

3.      Chad Besplug               13,001

Steer roping

1.      Vin Fisher Jr.                 $3,273

2.      Bryce Davis                    2,878

3.      Joe Wells                         2,817

Barrel racing

1.      Sherry Cervi                $31,349

2.      Kelli Tolbert                  24,771

3.      Brenda Mays                 23,809


2. Vold posts year’s best bareback ride in Ponoka

PONOKA, Alberta – July 1 was Canada Day north of the 49th Parallel, and Alberta native Jake Vold celebrated in style.

The 26-year-old Red Deer, Alberta, bareback rider spurred Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior for 91.5 points and the win in the final round of the $371,286 Ponoka Stampede. It was the highest-marked bareback ride of 2013.

“I’ve seen her a lot and knew she was one you wanted to get on,” Vold said of Stampede Warrior. “She fit my style and was electric and it just all worked out perfectly for me.

“That’s my first time being 90; I’ve been 88 a few times in my career, but never have been able to crack 90. This first time went just the way I had pictured it.”

Vold, who was 44th in the July 1 PRCA world standings, rode for 86.75 points in the first round to advance to the July 1 “showdown round,” where the top four contestants in each event got one ride/run to take home the win, and an extra $5,000.

The ride earned Vold a loud roar of approval from the hometown fans and got him rolling toward a $20,000 Cowboy Christmas week and the No. 17 spot in the new PRCA world standings.

“Ponoka is an amazing rodeo and it was awesome to ride that well here and to win this rodeo is a dream come true,” Vold said. “I’ve never been able to do anything good here before, so to be able to check this one off the list is special. It’s a great format, and the four horses they threw in the pen (for the showdown round) were unbelievable. It was fun to be a part of.

“I’ll probably go to a few more rodeos now, and I still have some goals up in Canada that I want to accomplish, but all that money counts toward the PRCA standings (and the Wrangler NFR), too.”

The other winners in the showdown round at the Ponoka Rodeo Grounds were steer wrestler Todd Maughan (4.2 seconds), team ropers Brett McCarroll and Clint Buhler (5.9 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (89.25 points), tie-down roper Timber Moore (7.0 seconds), bull rider Tyler Thompson (88 points) and barrel racer Brenda Mays (17.830 seconds). Ponoka was the highest-paying rodeo of Cowboy Christmas.


3. Ohl wastes no time showing fitness in Cody

CODY, Wyo. – With Cody Ohl’s three kids involved in baseball or softball and his wife, Jenny, graduating from nursing school, it was plenty hectic around the Ohls’ Hico, Texas, home this spring. It just didn’t have anything to do with rodeo.

“I try to stay home until the kids get through their seasons,” Ohl said. “That’s been my pattern for the past few years: stay home, be part of their lives and then go out on the road more in the summer.

“It’s a lot less grueling if you only go to 35-40 rodeos a year and can still make the Wrangler NFR and compete for a world championship.”

When Cowboy Christmas opened last week, Ohl had been to just 13 rodeos for the year and was well back in the world standings at 35th. No problem. A win at the Cody Stampede paid him $9,792. Then he backed it up with a second-place result in Red Lodge, Mont., a third-place finish in Greeley and a tie for seventh in Livingston, Mont.

By the end of the week, Ohl had banked $20,717 (fourth best among all PRCA cowboys), and moved inside the top 10 in the world standings. Just like that.

“I seem to get on a roll about this time of year and it carries me through,” Ohl said. “I still ride my same little horse Pearl (the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association/PRCA Tie-down Roping Horse of the Year) and that makes it easy and fun. I had good calves this week and I was able to capitalize.”

Nowhere did he capitalize more happily than at the Cody Stampede, a rodeo where he had finished second a couple of times (“years ago”), but never won. Ohl had his winning time of 7.6 seconds on July 1 and it stood up to four days of challenges. Scott Kormos, who also roped that first day, ended up in second place with a time of 7.8 seconds.

Ohl led a small stampede of Codys to the Cody Stampede pay window. Two-time World Champion Cody Wright edged younger brother Jesse Wright by a point (89-88) to earn the $8,750 winner’s check in saddle bronc riding and Cody Teel won the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls.

The other champions in this $345,742 event at Stampede Park – the richest one-header of Cowboy Christmas – were bareback rider Ty Breuer (91 points), steer wrestler Straws Milan (3.5 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers and Travis Graves (4.8 seconds), bull rider Shane Proctor (93 points) and barrel racer Kelli Tolbert (16.99 seconds).


4.  DeMers uses re-ride to win second St. Paul title           

ST. PAUL, Ore. – There was nothing bittersweet about Cody DeMers’ huge victory at the St. Paul Rodeo – it was as sweet as it gets.

The 34-year-old bareback rider was awarded a re-ride after his first horse didn’t perform up to the judges’ standards, and his second chance on Growney Brothers’ Bittersweet left a wonderful taste in his mouth.

DeMers, who rode on July 4, wasn’t sure if the 86 points he earned would hold up until the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold rodeo ended Saturday night. It did – and with it, a check for $10,465.

“I’d been on that horse one other time in Clovis (Calif.) earlier this year, and it didn’t go well there,” DeMers said. “Getting some payback on him was nice. I don’t know what changed between rides, but the horse had a phenomenal day. He jumped and kicked and didn’t cover much ground and allowed me to show off and have some fun.”

“Fun” wasn’t necessarily a word DeMers would’ve equated to his 2013 season until Saturday night. He sat 34th in the world standings before the Cowboy Christmas run, with $10,873 – just $408 more than he won in St. Paul. Now he’s up to 21st.

“I hadn’t been to many rodeos this year and I had barely won anything at the ones I went to,” he said. “This will make my summer a lot easier and makes it a lot easier to go up and down the road. When you can earn a check like that it helps your confidence and you ride better, because you’re not worried about the small stuff.”

The only other time DeMers found any success in St. Paul was 2011, when he rode for 87 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Inky to win the title and earn $9,525.

“I usually can barely get a check in St. Paul, so to win it again is great,” he said. “The last time I won there it helped push me to the (Wrangler) NFR, so I’m hoping this is a sign that I’m going to get back on that track again.

“I’m entered in all the rodeos up to Cheyenne and then I’m going to figure out what I’m going to do as far as hitting the road hard the rest of the season. But this win sure makes me want to stay on the road.”

Other winners at the $337,961 rodeo were steer wrestler Jake Rinehart (7.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Tate Kirchenschlager and Will Woodfin (10.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jake Wright (84 points), tie-down roper Nate Baldwin (17.6 seconds on two head), bull rider Shane Proctor (88 points) and barrel racer Brittany Pozzi (17.14 seconds). Proctor was also the all-around champion; he also competed in the saddle bronc riding.


5. Five enter ProRodeo Hall of Fame July 13

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The late John Bowman, a three-time world champion and a charter member of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association – he signed the original petition and carried card number 10 – heads the 2013 ProRodeo Hall of Fame class of five that will be inducted on July 13.

Bowman is joined by the late 1962 Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Kenny McLean, 1990 Bareback Riding World Champion Chuck Logue, four-time PRCA Bullfighter of the Year Joe Baumgartner and the late Rex “Bud” Kerby, one of the PRCA’s top stock contractors for more than 30 years.

Induction ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. July 13 in the garden area of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs.


6. News and notes from the rodeo trail

Two-time National High School Bareback Riding Champion Casey Meroshnekoff suffered a head trauma July 6 when the horse he was riding at the Folsom (Calif.) Pro Rodeo stumbled after the eight-second whistle and threw him off awkwardly on his head. According to Meroshnekoff’s father, Alex, he was “in and out” of consciousness when he arrived at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif., and doctors briefly induced a coma so that he would not injure himself further if he woke up suddenly. Meroshnekoff started to wake up and was responsive to commands by mid-afternoon on July 7. “The doctors are telling us there is no swelling of the brain,” Alex Meroshnekoff said. “There was a very small amount of bleeding, so that did not worry them. (Medical staff) did an MRI and all the signs are good. It’s a head trauma, so everybody is in protection mode.” Meroshnekoff, 19, won the Folsom title with a score of 157 points on two head, his first win since buying his PRCA card on May 23 … Rick Carpenter, a three-time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo (1979-80, 1982) as a saddle bronc rider – the first from east of the Mississippi River – died July 6 at his home in Prairie, Miss., after a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Carpenter was seven times the year-end champion in the Southeastern Circuit and won the First Frontier Circuit year-end title in 1995, at the age of 38. He also served as a PRCA competition judge for many years, worked as a farrier for race tracks in Louisiana and Minnesota, taught at the Lyle Sankey Rodeo Schools and was proprietor of Rick Carpenter Saddlery for 30 years, specializing in the production of high-quality bronc saddles and stock saddles. A private service was held July 7. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., or to God’s Cowboys, c/o Rome Wager, P.O. Box 915, Dulce, N.M. 87528. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; son, Dusty; stepsons, Jake and Cooper Orman; mother, Julia, and brother, Mitchell  … The July 13 ProRodeo Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also serve as a sort of formal re-opening of the Hall’s souvenir shop in the lobby. A new collection of merchandise is available including the museum’s “Necktie” mascot, T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, key rings, patches, belt buckles, DVDs, money clips and books … The total prize money for the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will be a record $6.25 million. Each event will have a first-place payout of $18,630 for each of the 10 rounds and first place in the 10-head average will pay $47,776 … Bullfighter Andy “Wolverine” Burelle underwent surgery July 1 in Cody, Wyo., to repair a fractured left wrist he suffered while working the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls the day before … A barrel racing jackpot and silent auction is scheduled for July 27 at the Checotah (Okla.) Roundup Club to raise funds for 2008 World Champion Bareback Rider Justin McDaniel and barrel racerBlazi Weippert, who lost their home in Porum, Okla., and all their belongings to a fire late last month. The event is being organized by Renea Beech Bolling through BB Productions. For further information, visit or call 918.617.0660 … Earl Bascom, a professional cowboy from 1916 to 1940 who is widely regarded as the man who invented and manufactured the first one-hand bareback rigging, was inducted into the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame on July 5. The Vernal, Utah, native was also a noted painter, printmaker, sculptor and trick rider … Stock contractor Marvin Brookman and saddle bronc riding great Turk Greenough have been selected for induction into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame … TheEllensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Association is seeking state funding for a portion of its $4.5 million capital improvements project to engineer, design and carry out the replacement of up to 4,000 seats in the 9,072-seat arena at the county fairgrounds in Ellensburg. “I believe we got our message across about the economic impact of the rodeo and the need for increased public safety,” board member Brian Twardoski told the Daily Record. “We built some partnerships with important legislators on this. Come January (when the next state legislative session begins) we hope to get the project pushed up the priority list for funding” … The San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo took part in the July 2 Summer Kids World Program at the Sunset Mall, allowing kids to have the cowboy experience with a variety of activities … With temperatures spiking at 111 degrees, the Folsom (Calif.) ProRodeo’s traditional cattle drive along Sutter Street was canceled July 3 to protect the livestock … Donnalyn Quintana and her work to fulfill rodeo dreams for terminally ill patients through her nonprofit Western Wishes organization is profiled in the latest edition of People magazine (,,20714344,00.html) … The Sheridan County (Wyo.) Museum is offering free admission to anyone holding a 2013 Sheridan WYO Rodeo ticket or stub this week and also a 10 percent discount on museum merchandise.



“Guess I’ll never end my (Facebook) status for the day saying it’s going to get wild!!! Because it did at the end of the bronc riding and continued on until after the show, with inches of rain & hail, three rivers running through the arena, several belly flops in the lake at the north end of the arena.”

— Rodeo clown Bert Davis, posting what it was like when a massive storm hit the Home of Champions Rodeo in Red Lodge, Mont., on the Fourth of July.


7. Next Up

July 9               Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Casper, begins

July 9               Rooftop Roundup, Estes Park, Colo., begins

July 10             Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Colorado Springs, Colo., begins

July 10             Sheridan WYO Rodeo begins

July 11             Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison, Colo., begins

July 11             Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza begins (with permit section)

July 11             Ute Stampede, Nephi, Utah, begins

July 11             Heart of the North Rodeo, Spooner, Wis., begins

July 11             Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, Vernal, Utah, begins

July 11             Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede begins

July 12             Cushing (Okla.) Community Rodeo begins (with permit section)

July 12             Silver State Stampede, Elko, Nev., begins

July 12             Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo begins

July 12             Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins

July 12             Buckin on the River, Savannah, Tenn., begins

July 12             Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins (with permit section)

July 12             Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo begins

July 12             Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days begins

July 13             Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne

July 13             Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

July 13             Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo begins

July 13             Elgin (Ore.) Stampede begins

July 13             Harmon Valley ProRodeo, Peace River, Alberta, begins

July 13             Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede begins


8. 2013 PRCA World Standings leaders

AA:      Trevor Brazile……….…….$109,890

BB:       Kaycee Feild..……………….$65,032

SW:      Casey Martin………….……..$52,537

TR-1:    Kaleb Driggers……….……..$59,856

TR-2:    Travis Graves……………….$62,963

SB:        Cody Wright………….……..$68,310

TD:        Sterling Smith………………$61,442

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

SR:        Cody Lee…….………………$35,050



Through July 8, 2013



1.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                    $109,890

2.    Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       58,663

3.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              54,556

4.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             54,350

5.    Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        39,629

6.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       39,081

7.    Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        37,083

8.    Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       36,545

9.    Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas                               28,225

10.  Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                       27,277

11.  Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.                                                 25,886

12.  Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.                                        25,219

13.  Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.                                            23,759

14.  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta                                    23,486

15.  Chad Johnson, Cut Bank, Mont.                                     21,033

16.  Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.                           20,401

17.  Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.                                        20,005

18.  Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.                                           19,807

19.  Jeff Johnston, Thedford, Neb.                                        16,191

20.  J.B. Lord, Sturgis, S.D.                                                   15,827


Bareback Riding

1.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Ariz.                                          $65,032

2.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                     61,786

3.    Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.                                                57,062

4.    Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas                                     54,136

5.    J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.                                             53,190

6.    Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas                                            52,231

7.    Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.                                                51,186

8.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                             49,224

9.    Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                              43,972

10.  Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.                                         39,419

11.  Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.                                             38,572

12.  Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                          32,601

13.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                         31,534

14.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                           30,843

15.  Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.                                              29,145

16.  Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.                                       28,911

17.  Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta                                             28,509

18.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                         24,691

19.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                 24,393

20.  Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.                                      24,012


Steer Wrestling

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

2.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    41,791

3.    Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas                                          40,118

4.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                            39,342

5.    Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.                             34,816

6.    Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia            34,474

7.    Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo.                                     33,766

8.    Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                      33,651

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

10.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                        29,615

11.  K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas                                             28,573

12.  Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan.                                              28,474

13.  Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                           26,122

14.  Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                  25,608

15.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                  25,215

16.  Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.                                       24,109

17.  Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas                                    24,000

18.  Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                    23,857

19.  Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.                                        23,367

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


Team Roping (header)

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                         $59,856

2.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                    48,410

3.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        46,139

4.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                            44,971

5.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                             43,534

6.    Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                             40,417

7.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             37,830

8.    Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                   36,651

9.    Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                              34,989

10.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                  34,979

11.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                 34,828

12.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                    34,164

13.  Arky Rogers, Lipan, Texas                                              29,667

14.  Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                         29,481

15.  Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                  29,090

16.  Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.                                         26,591

17.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                         26,444

18.  Levi Simpson, Claresholm, Alberta                                 24,814

19.  Tate Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                      24,428

20.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                            24,356


Team Roping (heeler)

1.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                               $62,963

2.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                             49,810

3.    Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas                                             46,139

4.    Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.                              43,073

5.    Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.                                                40,089

6.    Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                            39,996

7.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                    39,932

8.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                       38,335

9.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                  37,830

10.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                              36,557

11.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                    33,286

12.  Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                 32,693

13.  Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla.                                   30,889

14.  Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                30,574

15.  Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                            29,481

16.  Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.                                               27,633

17.  Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas                                25,129

18.  John Robertson, Polson, Mont.                                       24,814

19.  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                          24,356

20.  Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas                                         24,306


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                         $68,310

2.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                   66,847

3.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                             51,479

4.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                            47,206

5.    Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                       44,369

6.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                             39,248

7.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                             37,978

8.    Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                             37,054

9.    Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                               36,377

10.  Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.                                                 35,338

11.  Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.                                        31,476

12.  Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.                                              30,040

13.  Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                             29,087

14.  Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba                                         27,676

15.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                        27,328

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

17.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                               26,277

18.  Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.                                     24,928

19.  Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand                               24,123

20.  Will Smith, Marshall, Mo.                                               21,909


Tie-down Roping

1.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                               $61,442

2.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                            56,098

3.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                         53,672

4.    Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                        47,025

5.    Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                         41,721

6.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        40,363

7.    Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas                                          37,589

8.    Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                        36,596

9.    Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah                                35,964

10.  Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                    35,237

11.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                       33,560

12.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                          32,303

13.  Randall Carlisle, Castor, La.                                            30,979

14.  Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                          30,252

15.  Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.                                        30,150

16.  Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas                                              30,145

17.  Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.                                                29,875

18.  Caleb Smidt, Yorktown, Texas                                       28,482

19.  Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas                                      27,938

20.  Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                         27,122


Steer Roping

1.    Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas                                          $35,050

2.    Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.                                        32,366

3.    Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.                                           32,327

4.    JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas                                       30,064

5.    Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas                                       29,705

6.    Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas                           25,715

7.    Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas                                           25,255

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

9.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                        23,389

10.  Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas                                              19,761

11.  Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas                                      16,258

12.  J. Paul Williams, Burbank, Okla.                                     16,228

13.  Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                                        15,616

14.  Brad Prather, Skiatook, Okla.                                         15,341

15.  Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas                                                   15,170

16.  J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.                                           14,862

17.  Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas                                        14,306

18.  Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                             12,892

19.  Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas                                           12,548

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


Bull Riding

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

2.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                              59,193

3.    Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas                                             59,110

4.    Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas                                 57,123

5.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                               54,667

6.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                      52,455

7.    Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La.                                           48,634

8.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                 47,479

9.    Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.                                         46,521

10.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                            45,079

11.  Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                45,076

12.  Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                              44,138

13.  Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                                        41,440

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

15.  Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                40,282

16.  Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M.                                 35,742

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

18.  Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                 35,152

19.  Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                              29,912

20.  Brant Atwood, Pampa, Texas                                         29,873


*2013 Barrel Racing (through July 8, 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. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.                                   $70,026

2. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas                            66,953

3. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                55,264

4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas                                      54,990

5. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M.                                 48,386

6. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla.                                45,811

7. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.                                  45,236

8. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.                               44,562

9. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas                                  43,495

10. Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa                                42,101

11. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah                                   41,995

12. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M.                   35,931

13. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                         34,226

14. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                            33,364

15. Annesa Self, Sanger, Texas                                   32,551

16. Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla.                                  32,390

17. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas                               32,361

18. Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas                    28,528

19. Britany Fleck, Solen, N.D.                                    28,113

20. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo.                                 26,800


10. 2013 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings

Unofficial through July 8, 2013


Bareback riding

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

2.    Kaycee Feild, Payson, Ariz.                                             32,553

3.    Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas                                      32,078

4.    Bobby Mote, Culver Oregon                                            27,223

5.    Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.                                              21,781

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

7.    Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho                                       15,945

8.    Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.                                           14,348

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

10.  Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta                                          10,401

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

12.  Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.                                          8,651

13.  Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas                                             7,842

14.  R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore.                                    7,263

15.  Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta                                                 6,786

16.  Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D.                                                 6,754

17.  Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah                                            6,362

18.  Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah                                         6,183

19.  George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.                              5,315

20.  Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas                                                 5,104


Steer Wrestling

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

2.    Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas                                           19,004

3.    Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta                                     16,263

4.    Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.                             16,153

5.    Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.                                   15,568

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

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

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

9.    Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.                                            14,201

10.  Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.                                         13,727

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

12.  Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.                                            12,453

13.  Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla.                                        12,018

14.  Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah                                                     11,290

15.  Justin Blaine Davis, Argyle, Texas                                   10,829

16.  Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.                                       10,731

17.  Cooper Shofner, Huntsville, Texas                                   10,186

18.  Payden McIntyre, Douglas, Wyo.                                      8,446

19.  Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.                                            8,061

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


Team Roping-Header

1.    Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.                                          $34,094

2.    Drew Horner, Plano, Texas                                              30,725

3.    Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas                             24,817

4.    Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.                                          24,003

5.    Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.                                     23,071

6.    Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.                                    15,039

7.    Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas                              14,246

8.    Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas                                   13,503

9.    Arky Rogers, Lipan, Texas                                               13,340

10.  Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore.                                  12,628

11.  Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.                                            12,605

12.  Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.                                  12,419

13.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         12,410

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

15.  Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.                                               11,429

16.  Tate Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas                       11,382

17.  Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas                                   10,788

18.  Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas                                     10,403

19.  Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo.                                         10,299

20.  Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo.                                            9,988


Team Roping-Heeler

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

2.    Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.                                                  27,311

3.    Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev.                        24,817

4.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.                                             24,003

5.    Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.                                              23,071

6.    Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas                                     17,066

7.    Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas                                  14,585

8.    Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas                                   14,246

9.    Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.                                 13,878

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

11.  Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.                                           12,605

12.  Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas                                             12,419

13.  Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas                                              12,410

14.  Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas                                               11,429

15.  Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas                                         11,382

16.  Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.                                     10,788

17.  Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.                                    10,299

18.  Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D.                                           9,988

19.  Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas                                   9,870

20.  Derrick Peterson, Louisburg, Kan.                                     9,459


Saddle Bronc Riding

1.    Cody Wright, Milford, Utah                                          $23,753

2.    Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah                                             23,441

3.    Jake Wright, Milford, Utah                                              23,398

4.    Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.                                    23,107

5.    Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.                                              19,492

6.    Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.                                              15,751

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

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

9.    Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas                              14,399

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

11.  Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa                                        10,420

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

13.  Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.                                                9,643

14.  Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah                                      8,461

15.  Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas                                  7,982

16.  Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.                                          7,299

17.  J.D. Johnson, Tremonton, Utah                                          7,062

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

19.  Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta                                      5,980

20.  Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas                                           5,855


Tie-down Roping

1.    Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                           $28,786

2.    Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas                                  27,050

3.    Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas                                                     23,365

4.    Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.                                          21,260

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

6.    Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas                                          18,825

7.    Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas                                           17,841

8.    Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas                                         15,590

9.    Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.                                          15,141

10.  Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah                                        14,678

11.  Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas                                           13,693

12.  Jerrad Hofstetter, Lubbock, Texas                                   13,112

13.  Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                                           12,262

14.  Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas                                         12,104

15.  Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.                                        11,612

16.  Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas                                          11,455

17.  Trent Walls, Stephenville, Texas                                      10,435

18.  Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah                                        10,204

19.  Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas                                         10,186

20.  Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas                                          9,228


Bull Riding

1.    Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.                             $27,468

2.    Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.                                               19,703

3.    Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                       18,182

4.    J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas                                                15,293

5.    Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah                                               15,229

6.    Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.                                  13,447

7.    Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah                                  13,132

8.    Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas                                 13,096

9.    Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn.                                                 10,865

10.  Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho                                               10,798

11.  Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas                                10,692

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

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

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

15.  Brennon Eldred, Purcell, Okla.                                          8,708

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

17.  Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas                                           8,390

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

19.  Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas                                               6,499

20.  Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah                                               6,436


11. 2013 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

Unofficial through July 8, 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

The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, including the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour presented by Justin Boots, the Justin Boots Playoffs and Championships, Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals, Champions Challenge, PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour and the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Great American Country (DISH Network 165, DirecTV 326). Each year, PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website,


Editor’s Note: The information enclosed in this release is courtesy of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) for media use. However, if you reprint any of the following information verbatim in your publication, or if you read it verbatim on a radio broadcast, please mention that the information is courtesy of the PRCA.