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APRIL 2, 2021 VOLUME 69, NO. 7

Imposing Figure the first tie-down roper to win the Dodge National Circuit Fi- nals Rodeo, which took place in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1987. 40 ProRodeo Sports News catches up with D.R. Daniel,

D.R. Daniel, 56, runs about 400 head of cattle and manages rental properties in the Okeechobee, Fla., area. Photo courtesy D.R. Daniel

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RODEOS 20 2021 PRCA World 21 2021 ProRodeo Tour 50 2020 Circuits STANDINGS COVER 26 Montgomery, Ala. 28 Redmond, Ore. RODEOS 6 Director’s Cut 8 Grille 10 Hot Takes 12 Brain Teasers 14 He Said-She Said 16 Social Media Spotlight 18 Time Capsule 22 Short Round 44 Results

PRCA ProRodeo photo by James Phifer Haven Meged takes a victory lap at the 2019 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo after winning the tie-down roping.

Florida fun returns for RAM NCFR of which will count toward the PRCA | RAM World Standings. 36

With the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo heading back south to Kissim- mee, Fla., April 9-10, contestants will be vying for more than $500,000, all

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IN THEIR WORDS JUDITH STEININGER

Rodeo grammar ain’t dad-gum hard as it sounds I can conjugate a verb faster than a crack team can rope a steer. For example: I rodeo; you rodeo; she/he/it rodeos; we rodeo; they rodeo. See what I mean? Rodeo is an elastic word; originally a noun meaning to “Sir,” put the melted cheese in the Frito bag. She also got an A+ because she had correctly taken the noun rodeo and turned it into the verb form known as present continuous! That means she does it constantly. She could have said, “I rodeoed last week,” that’s also correct (past tense). In her case, she will rodeo into the future (future tense).

round up cattle. Through usage by people who do it or watch it, the word is now both a noun and a verb (a thing and an action). Even the suits in D.C. and NYC have absconded with its thrills and toughness connotation as in, “This is not my first rodeo.” Note; they never say, “This is not my first soccer match.” Nah, their toughest ride of the day is in an elevator, but they need to imply they’ve got guts. Most of my in-person rodeo viewing is at a rodeo in Montana. Behind the bar is the local rodeo arena with its rectangular layout. The bleachers run the long sides. At the east short side, the animals are penned; on the west side, the cowboys and cowgirls hang out until their event. Underneath the announcers’ booth, which looks exactly like an extra-tall deer hunting stand, is the chute where the mad bulls come busting into the dirt arena. The air is dusty, but the popcorn and beer are cheap. For the National Finals Rodeo, my family room TV is good; even cheaper beer. The first time I heard a 7-year-old barrel racer interviewed after the junior portion, I was in grammar heaven. That sweet little thing who had just made a run for it, blond hair flying, on a big horse, said to the man with the microphone: “Yes, sir, I been rodeoing all my life.” She got a standing ovation fromme for sticking with her career the whole seven years – that’s precious. Using the honorific,

Ah, rodeo, that mystical word derived from the Spanish noun rodear, can be put into every single verb tense, all 12 of them, which indicates the time the participant rode the bull, sat the bronc, raced the barrels or hung on to a giant sheep. In the noun form, it is a show of cowboy skills, the aforementioned cattle roundup, or an event offering prizes. Heck, it’s even a famous ballet choreographed in 1942 by Agnes de Mille, music by Aaron Copeland. I’ve heard rumors there’s a very expensive shopping street in Los Angeles named Rodeo Drive. But you know what, those big silver buckles from real rodeos cannot be bought on a palm-lined street in California. They are earned with broken ribs, cracked skulls, torn ligaments, long drives with a horse trailer in the back and busted dreams. That’s why everyone longs to be a cowboy or cowgirl, even a rhinestone one. The New York-based Ralph Lauren has made a fortune designing Western looks for that very insight. Grammar is easy. Rodeo is hard. Rodeo on, cowboys and cowgirls. Continue to surprise me with variations of the word. The adverbial form (rodeo-ly) will be tough as steer wrestling-but go for it.

Judith Steininger is an award-winning writer. Her favorite topics are about the West, which explains her gigs with Montana Quarterly. A Professor Emeritus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya honed her explanation skills. Her favorite rodeos are in outdoor arenas, dust included.

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COWBOY GRILLE WITH TRACY RENCK

How did you get your start in rodeo? Creek: I grew up in Rogersville, Mo. My dad used to ride bulls, and I started getting on sheep when I was 2. I never tried other events, I just stuck to bull riding. I rode my first bigger bull when I was 15. I didn’t have very much success getting on bigger bulls until I was 17 or 18. I wasn’t very good. How did you get better at bull riding? Creek: I don’t really know. I just kept getting on and kept practicing. I’m a little more comfortable in the PRCA this year after spending two years on my permit. My first couple of years I was pretty nervous showing up with a bunch of big-name guys around at those big rodeos. How much did rodeoing on your permit help you? Creek: It definitely was good for me. I was able to meet people and learned how to rodeo because it’s a lot different than amateur rodeoing. When did you feel like you belonged as a PRCA bull rider? Creek: Probably at San Antonio this year. I finished third (and earned $10,950). That was probably my coolest experience so far. That’s the best I’ve ever done at a big rodeo. Are you competing at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo? Creek: Yes. I’m going as a replacement for Colton Byram who got hurt and had to have shoulder surgery. I got his spot in the Prairie Circuit at the last minute. This will be my first time competing at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo. I hope I can win a chunk of money there, especially since it counts toward the world standings. What rodeo is on your bucket list to compete at? Creek: I really want to go to Pendleton (Ore.). I watched old videos from that rodeo growing up and I thought it was cool and old- fashioned. What bull do you most want to get a chance to ride? Creek: (Powder River Rodeo’s) Bruiser. I would love to get on a great bull like that at a big rodeo. What do you think makes a good bull rider? Creek: A lot of try. Did you do any other sports growing up? Bull rider Creek Young, 20, started mutton bustin’ when he was 2. Since, he’s followed in the footsteps of his father, Randy, who was a bull rider and bullfighter. After two years on his PRCA permit, things have been going well for Young in the 2021 season. He’s leading the PRCA | Resistol Rookie of the Year standings with $22,581 and is seventh in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with an eye on qualifying for the Wrangler NFR.

CREEK YOUNG

Creek: Yes. I ran track and played basketball and football. In high school, I ran track my freshman year and my sophomore year before I started doing only rodeo. My second favorite sport was football. Who is your favorite football team? Creek: The Indianapolis Colts. My favorite player to watch is Patrick Mahomes. Where’s your favorite place to eat? Creek: Texas Roadhouse. I either get the ribeye or filet mignon. Do you have a favorite candy? Creek: Trolli Gummy Worms are my go-to.

What’s your favorite movie? Creek: Any Western starring John Wayne. What was your favorite Halloween costume?

Creek: I always just dressed up as a bull rider. It was easy. Do you have a favorite TV show you binge watch? Creek: I watch a lot of “Yellowstone” and “Criminal Minds.” Was there one thing you watched during COVID-19 quarantine that you questioned? Creek: Yes. “Tiger King.” I binge watched that with my buddy for like two days. It wasn’t that great, but it was entertaining. Did you have a favorite cartoon you watched growing up? Creek: “Tom and Jerry.”

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Bareback rider Chad Rutherford climbed to 12th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $11,216 as of March 30. Rutherford won the Ellis County Livestock Show & Rodeo in Waxahachie, Texas, March 27. In the groove

“I feel like I’m riding better than I ever have in my life, and I’m at the top of my game and in the best shape of my life. It’s a great push forward – I’m not only planning to make the NFR but I’m expecting that of myself.”

ON THE RISE

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RAM NATIONAL CIRCUIT FINALS RODEO Where: Kissimmee, Fla. When: April 9-10

Broadcast schedule: Airs on The Cowboy Channel and PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App on April 8, 7:30 p.m.; April

9, 10:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; April 10, 1:30 p.m. What to know: As if the fact the RAM NCFR is on the ProRodeo Tour wasn’t significant enough, all earnings at the Silver Spurs Arena will count toward the PRCA | RAM World Standings.

HOT TAKES PRCA ProRodeo photo by Greg Westfall Marcos Costa celebrates his 2017 tie-down roping world championship.

SAN ANGELO RODEO Where: San Angelo, Texas When: April 9-11, 15-17, 21-23 Broadcast schedule:

Costa back on track Since winning the world title in 2017, tie-down roper Marcos Costa has battled knee injuries. The 30-year- old from Iretama, Brazil, is trying to get back to the National Finals Rodeo for the first time since that world- championship season. As of March 30, Costa had earned $13,423 and climbed to 13th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings. He earned $2,665 in Montgomery, Ala.

Streams on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App on April 10, 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; April 11, 3 p.m.; April 15-16, 8:30 p.m.; April 17, 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; April 21-23, 8:30 p.m. What to know: The San Angelo Rodeo made the wait more than worthwhile. The rodeo that usually happens in February delayed until April because of the pandemic. Now it’s upping its payout, listing it as more than $32,000 per ProRodeo event. Plus, the rodeo is a stop on the

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NUMBER OF PRCA-SANCTIONED RODEOS IN THE 2021 SEASON AS OF MARCH 30

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MONEY WON BY PRCA COWBOYS IN THE 2021 SEASON

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BRAIN TEASERS

TAKE YOUR SHOT

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Find the winners from 2020 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Greeley, Colo., and the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo. Cowboys who won more than one event at both rodeos appear once for each win. Names may be forward, backward, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

I B E V K K B E V Y S X J A W U U A E W W Z L E C T T S I R H C E S N O S Y R B H K Z Z U O Z M J F V T F H P V T Z N E K N T O B Z Y D A P N N F T S U H D T T F X T O N Z L R I T X E A M A H G N I B M I T F K O Q G A D T D S S S H O L L M X A W W T K T G N H K R K N Q G O R N I S R X N O Y T I X D L C E P A Z Y I T U D B U N O L H F Z O G M Y E K H K Z S Y K G E Z M E G A S Z R Y A N V O N A H N G J H L Y L I I M T O G N N O E A A O P S A T R A O R R B G E P A J N P S D T K W K R E D C W A I N B T Y G Z L R T N S I E L R J K N O S G O K S N U N G X O W I P N O E E O B X Y I T L O A Y B U B P N R C J Y T S U R B U C Y I N T L M B C S A T I F T T M T W I N G A P W T T S Q F T V W T N E L L I E M I L L E R I O N O T S R U H T E K E Z V U S S C N I R E N I G I N I S T N O R A A S N K J W G B V O Y L Z D Z L P G E Z P Z S M V C D H V U V L W T C L Z J W E Y A T R Q H Y F T

1. Find the winners from Greeley. BB: Tristan Hansen SW: Blake Knowles TR: Coy Rahlmann/Ryan Von Ahn SB: Shorty Garrett and Stetson Wright TD: Jake Pratt GB: Nellie Miller BR: Jeff Askey 1. Find the winners from San Angelo. BB: Clayton Biglow SW: Matt Reeves TR: Aaron Tsinigine/Kyle Lockett

SB: Zeke Thurston TD: Bryson Sechrist GB: Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi BR: Tim Bingham

BONUS QUESTIONS 1. Who was the all-around cowboy in Greeley? 2. Who was the all-around cowboy in San Angelo?

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10 QUESTIONS He Said – She Said Who knows NFR tie-down roper and RAM NCFR qualifier Stetson Vest better, his wife, Chenae, or his traveling partner, Taylor Santos?

Stetson

Chenae

Taylor

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CHENAE

WHO’S HIS RODEO IDOL?

Clifton Smith

Clifton Smith

Clifton Smith

WHO WAS HIS FAVORITE HORSE TO RIDE?

Juice

Juice

Juice

WHAT’S HIS FAVORITE NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

Water

Water

Water

WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE FAMILY?

Chenae

Me

Me

WHAT’S HIS FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

“The Cowboys”

“The Man from Snowy River”

“Snowy River”

WHAT’S HIS FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

WHAT RODEO (NON-NFR) DOES HE WANT TO WIN?

Cheyenne

Salinas

Salinas

IS HE A PHONE CALL OR TEXT GUY?

Phone call

Phone call

Phone call

WHAT’S HIS FAVORITE HOLIDAY?

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas

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McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

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2021 PRCA RAM WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial as of March 30, 2021. For the 2021 season (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 85; team roping, 65; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 85; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, no limit. Bull riders can count Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.

ALL-AROUND 1. Stetson Dell Wright, Milford, Utah..................... $69,943 2. Tuf Case Cooper, Decatur, Texas.......................... 42,409 3. Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La.................................... 19,164 4. Marcus Theriot, Lumberton, Miss........................ 18,314 5. Maverick Harper, Iowa, La.. ................................... 9,560 6. Clovis Crane, Lebanon, Pa..................................... 8,018 7. Wyatt Muggli, Lane, Okla....................................... 7,687 BAREBACK RIDING 1. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas.......................... $57,416 2. Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa. ............................. 41,576 3. Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.. ......................... 25,315 4. Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D......................... 20,899 5. Cole Reiner, Kaycee, Wyo.................................... 20,828 6. Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah................................... 17,685 7. Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb......................... 16,597 8. Jess Pope, Waverly, Kan...................................... 16,337 9. Richmond Champion, Stevensville, Mont.. .......... 15,392 10. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La....................... 12,095 11. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo................................. 11,352 12. Chad Rutherford, Hillsboro, Texas....................... 11,216 13. Will Lowe, Amarillo, Texas................................... 10,829 14. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.. ......................... 10,310 15. Jamie Howlett, Wasta, S.D..................................... 9,028 16. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev..................................... 8,743 17. Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev...................... 8,410 18. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont............................... 7,746 19. Wyatt Bloom, Belgrade, Mont................................ 7,667 20. Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga.. ................................... 7,638 STEER WRESTLING 1. Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.................................. $57,811 2. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.. .......................... 33,803 3. Will Lummus, Byhalia, Miss.. .............................. 20,684 4. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.......................... 18,962 5. Jacob Edler, Alva, Okla......................................... 17,155 6. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.. ................................. 13,687 7. Cody Devers, Balko, Okla..................................... 13,427 8. Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla................................. 12,643 9. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.................... 12,431 10. Marc Joiner, Loranger, La.................................... 11,123 11. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta........................ 11,009 12. Gary Gilbert, Springtown, Texas. ........................... 8,663 13. Dalton Massey, Hermiston, Ore.. ........................... 7,798 14. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev..................................... 7,759 15. Jesse Brown, Baker City, Ore................................. 7,592 16. Bridger Anderson, Carrington, N.D........................ 7,446 17. Jake Kraupie, Bridgeport, Neb.. ............................. 7,339 18. Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D............................................. 6,916 19. Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La...................................... 6,711 20. Talon Roseland, Marshalltown, Iowa...................... 6,634 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz......................... $60,282 2. Dustin Egusquiza, Marianna, Fla.......................... 26,309 3. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.................................. 26,000 4. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.............................. 22,701 5. Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore........................... 15,558 6. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas. ................................... 15,044 7. Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla......................................... 14,434 8. Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.. ............................ 12,500 9. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash............................. 11,751 10. Marcus Theriot, Lumberton, Miss........................ 11,374 11. Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz............................ 11,002 12. Justin Yost, Citra, Fla........................................... 10,572 13. Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.................................... 10,251 14. Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore............................ 10,069 15. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.. ........................ 10,000 16. Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo.......................... 9,504 17. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga................................. 9,384 18. Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.. .................................. 8,275 19. Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif................................. 7,012 20. Jake Clay, Sapulpa, Okla........................................ 6,956

TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Paden Bray, Stephenville, Texas......................... $60,282 2. Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas.................... 36,082 3. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla....................................... 26,309 4. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev....................................... 22,701 5. Brye Crites, Welch, Okla.. .................................... 15,307 6. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.................................. 13,777 7. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash............................ 11,751 8. Joseph Harrison, Marietta, Okla........................... 10,822 9. Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.............................. 10,069 10. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz.................................. 10,000 11. Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif............................. 9,653 12. Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas...................................... 9,558 13. Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas.......................... 9,504 14. Lane Mitchell, Bolivar, Tenn................................... 9,231 15. Reno Gonzales, Scott, La....................................... 8,954 16. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas. .......................... 8,547 17. Levi Lord, Sturgis, S.D.. ........................................ 8,275 18. Trevor Nowlin, Casa Grande, Ariz........................... 7,623 19. Cole Curry, St. Francisville, La............................... 7,466 20. Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo........................................ 6,680 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright, Beaver, Utah................................ $67,828 2. Stetson Dell Wright, Milford, Utah....................... 43,419 3. Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont.. ...................... 29,877 4. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.. ................................... 26,288 5. Wyatt Casper, Miami, Texas................................. 21,194 6. Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo................................. 20,723 7. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta............. 17,782 8. Tegan Smith, Winterset, Iowa.............................. 14,836 9. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta........................ 10,600 10. Ben Andersen, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta..... 9,483 11. Logan Cook, Alto, Texas. ....................................... 8,717 12. Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia. .... 8,604 13. Treyson Antonick, Overton, Texas.......................... 8,093 14. Joe Harper, Paradise Valley, Nev............................ 7,676 15. Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah................................... 7,657 16. Jacob Kammerer, Philip, S.D.. ............................... 7,540 17. Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev........................... 7,172 18. Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo................................. 6,736 19. Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas...................... 6,726 20. Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.......................................... 6,564 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.. ............................ $65,971 2. Tuf Case Cooper, Decatur, Texas.......................... 38,627 3. Shad Mayfield, Clovis, N.M.................................. 28,492 4. Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta.............................. 21,611 5. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas. ............................... 21,605 6. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas. ............................... 21,230 7. Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas.......................... 20,487 8. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont.. ......................... 19,159 9. Kincade Henry, Mount Pleasant, Texas. ............... 16,037 10. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah. .................... 13,831 11. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.................................... 13,608 12. Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb...................................... 13,456 13. Marcos Costa, Iretama, Brazil.............................. 13,423 14. Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho.................................. 13,073 15. Justin Smith, Leesville, La................................... 12,884 16. Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La.................................... 12,454 17. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas.......................... 12,160 18. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.............................. 10,840 19. Bo Pickett, Caldwell, Idaho. ................................. 10,666 20. Catfish Brown, Collinsville, Texas. ....................... 10,375 STEER ROPING 1. Cole Patterson, Pratt, Kan.................................. $20,662 2. Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas.................................. 18,927 3. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas............................. 15,959 4. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D................................. 13,787 5. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas................................. 13,197 6. Shay Good, Abilene, Texas................................... 11,889 7. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas. ............... 11,393 8. Jim Locke, Miami, Texas...................................... 10,374 9. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.................................. 9,243 10. John E. Bland, Turkey, Texas.................................. 9,048 11. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla................................. 8,891 12. Jason Stockton, Stigler, Okla................................. 8,125 13. Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas. ............................. 7,738

14. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas.................................... 6,692 15. Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla................................ 6,624 16. Cash Myers, Athens, Texas.................................... 6,252 17. Martin Poindexter, Comanche, Texas..................... 6,214 18. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas............................... 5,965 19. Tuff Hardman, Atoka, Okla..................................... 5,617 20. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.. ........................... 5,543 BULL RIDING 1. Colten Fritzlan, Rifle, Colo.................................. $56,260 2. Sage Kimzey, Salado, Texas................................. 39,714 3. Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah. .................................. 34,108 4. Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La..................................... 33,626 5. Stetson Dell Wright, Milford, Utah....................... 32,144 6. Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho.................................... 23,937 7. Creek Young, Fort Scott, Kan............................... 22,581 8. Ky Hamilton, Mackay, Australia ........................... 18,998 9. Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla....................... 17,362 10. Nathan Hatchel, Hennessey, Okla......................... 16,220 11. Trey Benton III, Richards, Texas. ......................... 15,275 12. Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.................................... 14,467 13. Matt Palmer, Claremore, Okla.. ............................ 14,104 14. Laramie Mosley, Palestine, Texas......................... 14,013 15. Chance William Schott, McLaughlin, S.D............. 13,716 16. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.................... 13,334 17. Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho................. 12,684 18. Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont................................ 11,598 19. Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho.......................... 11,488 20. Maverick Potter, Waxahachie, Texas. ................... 10,336 BARREL RACING Barrel racing and breakaway roping 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. Tiany Schuster, Krum Texas................................ $22,729 2. Amanda Welsh, Gillette, Wyo................................ 21,032 3. Ivy Saebens, Nowata, Okla. .................................. 20,790 4. Stephanie Fryar, Waco Texas. ............................... 17,849 5. Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas. ............................... 17,177 6. Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash....................... 16,064 7. Carly Taylor, Andersonville, Tenn.. ........................ 13,626 8. Randee Prindle, Gilman City, Mo.. ........................ 12,040 9. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Lampasas, Texas. ............. 11,947 10. Paige Jones, Wayne, Okla..................................... 11,472 11. Michelle Alley, Madisonville, Texas. ...................... 11,299 12. Kelley Carrington-French, Boston, Ga. ................. 11,060 13. Emily Miller, Weatherford, Okla............................... 9,876 14. Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas................................ 9,299 15. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas.............................. 9,191 16. Victoria Williams, Kiln, Miss................................... 8,609 17. Molly Otto, Grand Forks, N.D.................................. 8,045 18. Dona Kay Rule, Minco, Okla.................................... 8,019 19. Margo Crowther, North Fort Myers, Fla................... 7,719 20. Christina Mulford, Franklinville, N.J. ...................... 7,695 BREAKAWAY ROPING 1. Samantha Fulton, Miller, N.D.. .............................. $7,852 2. Kelsie Chace, Dublin, Texas. ................................... 5,448 3. Erin Johnson, Fowler, Colo..................................... 5,033 4. Shelby Boisjoli, Stephenville, Texas........................ 4,507 5. Martha Angelone, Stephenville, Texas..................... 4,370 6. Rylie Smith, Whitsett, Texas................................... 4,181 7. Nicole Baggarley, Las Cruces, N.M.. ....................... 4,148 8. Syerra C.Y. Christensen, Kennebec, S.D.................. 3,450 9. Sarah Morrisey, Thedford, Neb. ............................. 3,345 10. Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, Texas. ..................... 3,323 11. Kirby Eppert, Seneca, Neb.. .................................... 3,198 12. Courtney Wood, McArthur, Calif.. ........................... 3,057 13. Rickie Engesser, Spearfish, S.D. ............................ 2,763 14. Katie Mundorf, Mullen, Neb.................................... 2,646 15. Jordan Fabrizio, Canyon, Texas............................... 2,404 16. Lari Dee Guy, Abilene, Texas................................... 2,228 17. Megan Steiger, Rapid City, S.D. . ............................ 1,742 18. Maci Ray, Mabank, Texas........................................ 1,598 19. Jordan Minor, Hermiston, Ore.. .............................. 1,581 20. Hope Luttrell, Goodwell, Okla.. ............................... 1,563 Willow Nicholas, Baggs, Wyo................................. 1,563

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Unofficial as of March 30, 2021. The Tour Standings will be a points-based system for contestants at each qualifying Tour Rodeo. Points will be distributed for placings 1-40 at the conclusion of the rodeo. 2021 PRORODEO TOUR STANDINGS

BAREBACK RIDING 1..Tim O’Connell..........................................2,540.00 2. Clayton Biglow........................................2,520.75 3. Tilden Hooper..........................................2,225.27 4. Jess Pope................................................2,191.26 5. Cole Reiner..............................................1,484.87 6. Shane O’Connell......................................1,443.74 7. Will Lowe................................................1,321.94 8. Logan Patterson......................................1,264.39 9. Richmond Champion..............................1,215.70 10. .Tanner Aus............................................1,122.46 11. Mason Clements......................................877.81 12. Jayco Roper.............................................826.72 13. Kaycee Feild.............................................764.73 14. Garrett Shadbolt.......................................607.89 15. Wyatt Bloom............................................594.97 16. Jamie Howlett..........................................587.76 17. Orin Larsen..............................................572.64 18. Chad Rutherford......................................566.28 19. Caleb Bennett...........................................546.19 20. Pascal Isabelle. ........................................545.58 21. Trenten Montero. .....................................522.16 22. Mike Solberg............................................516.89 23. Spur Lacasse. ..........................................488.75 24. Wyatt Denny. ...........................................433.99 25. Austin Foss..............................................428.73 STEER WRESTLING 1. Jacob Talley.............................................1,818.79 2. Tyler Pearson..........................................1,651.19 3. Will Lummus...........................................1,570.71 4. Stockton Graves......................................1,545.47 5. Jacob Edler. ............................................1,469.06 6. Tyler Waguespack...................................1,208.86 7. Stetson Jorgensen..................................1,188.23 8. Cody Devers............................................1,091.52 9. Ty Erickson..............................................1,054.40 10. .Scott Guenthner.......................................988.26 11. Blake Knowles..........................................880.74 12. Bridger Anderson.....................................750.84 13. Dakota Eldridge........................................737.69 14. Tanner Milan. ...........................................737.10 15. Jesse Brown. ...........................................726.11 16. Nick Guy...................................................724.95 17. Luke Branquinho......................................691.80 18. Dalton Massey.........................................621.24 19. Clayton Hass............................................604.86 20. Jake Kraupie. ...........................................600.60 21. Jace Melvin..............................................590.41 22. Zack Jongbloed........................................574.68 23. Matt Reeves.............................................560.87 24. Talon Roseland. .......................................547.32 25. Jule Hazen................................................530.33 TEAM ROPING (HEADING) 1. Dustin Egusquiza....................................2,411.95 2. Clay Smith...............................................2,255.59 3. Erich Rogers...........................................2,111.72 4. Luke Brown.............................................1,050.00 5. Hayes Smith............................................1,017.71 6. Jeff Flenniken.............................................959.23 7. Clay Tryan. .................................................935.58 8. Aaron Tsinigine. .........................................908.14

9. Britt Smith..................................................894.51 10. .Brenten Hall. ............................................816.67 11. Derrick Begay...........................................750.00 12. Riley Minor. .............................................735.09 13. Colby Lovell. ............................................720.30 14. Jake Orman..............................................676.35 15. Nelson Wyatt............................................675.00 16. Chad Masters...........................................583.46 17. Cody Snow...............................................571.80 18. Coleman Proctor......................................569.81 19. Garrett Rogers. ........................................555.28 20. Andrew Ward...........................................504.08 21. John Gaona..............................................500.00 22. Kaleb Driggers. ........................................487.37 23. Jr. Dees....................................................476.03 24. Kolton Schmidt........................................446.16 25. Manny Egusquiza Jr.................................429.48 TEAM ROPING (HEELING) 1. Travis Graves. .........................................2,411.95 2. Jade Corkill. ............................................2,255.59 3. Paden Bray..............................................2,111.72 4. Wesley Thorp..........................................1,962.37 5. Jake Long...................................................935.58 6. Chase Tryan. ..............................................816.67 7. Tyler Worley...............................................780.50 8. Matt Sherwood. .........................................750.00 9. Brady Minor...............................................735.09 10. .Douglas Rich............................................729.10 11. Paul Eaves................................................720.30 12. Brye Crites. ..............................................676.35 13. Kyle Lockett. ............................................675.00 13. Levi Lord..................................................675.00 15. Justin Davis. ............................................640.18 16. Joseph Harrison.......................................583.46 17. Logan Medlin...........................................569.81 18. Jake Minor...............................................555.28 19. Buddy Hawkins II.....................................504.08 20. Trevor Nowlin...........................................500.00 21. Caleb Anderson........................................485.45 22. Hunter Koch.............................................446.16 23. Kory Koontz.............................................429.48 24. Ryan Motes..............................................422.71 25. Ross Ashford...........................................420.54 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright...........................................2,655.62 2. Stetson Dell Wright.................................2,329.69 3. Chase Brooks..........................................2,061.09 4. Kolby Wanchuk.......................................1,912.05 5. Wyatt Casper...........................................1,392.05 6. Cody DeMoss..........................................1,179.48 7. Brody Cress. ...........................................1,145.43 8. Allen Boore.................................................977.91 9. Rusty Wright..............................................968.73 10. .Tanner Butner. .........................................950.50 11. Jade Blackwell..........................................930.69 12. Tegan Smith.............................................900.96 13. Zeke Thurston..........................................848.82 14. Ben Andersen...........................................825.37 15. Jake Watson. ...........................................777.53 16. Mitch Pollock...........................................735.88 17. Jacobs Crawley........................................717.56 18. Lefty Holman............................................661.17

19. Sage Newman..........................................657.02 20. Logan Cook..............................................505.89 21. Kole Ashbacher........................................460.74 22. Taygen Schuelke......................................456.04 23. Cort Scheer..............................................434.85 24. Riggin Smith............................................430.76 25. Leon Fountain..........................................430.32 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1..Shane Hanchey.......................................2,121.67 2. Adam Gray..............................................1,715.84 3. Shad Mayfield.........................................1,655.12 4. Tuf Case Cooper......................................1,644.64 5. Kyle Lucas...............................................1,402.40 6. Marty Yates.............................................1,176.46 7. Kincade Henry.........................................1,084.15 8. Cody Craig. ................................................934.41 9. Zack Jongbloed..........................................910.54 10. .Ty Harris...................................................873.53 11. Caleb Smidt..............................................871.81 12. Haven Meged...........................................868.04 13. Clint Robinson. ........................................842.64 14. Cory Solomon..........................................791.17 15. Hunter Reaume........................................771.72 16. Hudson Wallace.......................................682.45 17. Westyn Hughes........................................633.87 18. Bo Pickett.................................................586.61 19. Tyler Milligan............................................573.67 20. Colton Farquer. ........................................553.40 21. Garrett Jacobs..........................................545.17 22. Catfish Brown. .........................................542.47 23. Marcos Costa...........................................529.21 24. Riley Pruitt...............................................465.60 25. Bryson Sechrist. ......................................438.12 BULL RIDING 1. Sage Kimzey. ..........................................1,860.32 2. Stetson Dell Wright.................................1,754.31 3. Ruger Piva. .............................................1,746.97 4. Josh Frost...............................................1,460.03 5. Colten Fritzlan. ........................................1,350.00 6. Clayton Sellars........................................1,010.85 7. Creek Young...............................................984.90 8. Dustin Boquet............................................976.41 9. Chance William Schott...............................812.01 10. .Jeff Askey.................................................718.24 11. Trevor Kastner..........................................701.66 12. Maverick Potter........................................687.65 13. JR Stratford. ............................................634.98 14. Nathan Hatchel.........................................611.46 15. Marco Eguchi...........................................600.00 15. Jordan Hansen.........................................600.00 17. Parker Breding.........................................590.89 18. Brady Portenier........................................574.23 19. Matt Palmer. ............................................558.27 20. Ky Hamilton. ............................................558.06 21. Cole Fischer. ............................................543.96 22. Fletcher Jowers........................................529.58 23. Brody Yeary. ............................................519.38 24. Dalton Kasel.............................................487.37 25. Koby Radley.............................................475.84

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SHORT ROUND PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale moving to Pendleton The Oregon Trail

T he best professional bull riders in ProRodeo are heading to one of the best settings in rodeo for the Xtreme Bulls our Finale presented by Banner Bank. The event that crowns the Xtreme Bulls Tour champion will take place during the

December.

“The Pendleton Round-Up is one of the most iconic rodeos in the world,” PRCA CEO George Taylor said. “This is an incredible opportunity to crown ProRodeo’s bull riding tour champion on an amazing stage.” The Xtreme Bulls Finale will be a two-

Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up in September, the PRCA, Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon announced March 23.

day event, with two rounds the first day and a third long-go and a progressive round the

second day. The finale, which is slated for Sept. 13-14 this season, will consist of 24 contestants who qualify through a semifinals event before the finale. The Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale will air exclusively on The Cowboy Channel and will stream live on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App.

The finale will take place in conjunction with one of rodeo’s most iconic events and in the scenic Happy Canyon Arena in Pendleton.

The event will be the final Xtreme Bulls event of the ProRodeo season and will pay out $110,000, making it a key step on the road to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in

Qualifying format for 2022 Fort Worth rodeo The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo announced a new system to qualify

PRCA Executive Council named The following PRCA Executive Council members were elected or re-elected and will serve two-year terms beginning April 1. The newly elected members are Shane Hanchey (tie-down roping representative), Sunny Deb Backstrom (timer/secretary representative) and Bryant Nelson (rodeo committee representative $10,000.01-$20,000). The re-elected members are Caleb Bennett (bareback riding representative), Cody Rostockyj (bull riding representative), Matt Sherwood (team roping representative), Mike Mathis (contract personnel – at-large category), Steve Sutton (stock contractor representative), Jerry Dorenkamp (stock contractor representative) and Dave Morehead (stock contractor representative).

Ellis County Fair and Rodeo (Waxahachie, Texas, March 26-27); Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Rodeo (Mineral Wells, Texas, May 13-15); Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days (Weatherford, Texas, June 9-12); Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas, June 9-12); Gladewater (Texas) Roundup Rodeo (June 10-12); North Texas State Fair and Rodeo (Denton, Texas, Aug. 20-22); and Wichita Falls (Texas) PRCA Rodeo (TBD). When the 2022 FWSSR Pro Rodeo Tournament contestants are determined, the Stock Show’s media team will announce qualifiers from the seven above-mentioned rodeos and encourage fans to follow what is guaranteed to be exciting action at the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Breakaway roping created tremendous buzz at the 2020 FWSSR Pro Rodeo Tournament. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo gave the sport’s female athletes

rodeo athletes for the FWSSR Pro Rodeo Tournament scheduled for the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The inaugural FWSSR Pro Rodeo Tournament was held in Fort Worth’s new Dickies Arena in 2020, paying more than $1.2 million to contestants from the PRCA and WPRA. The top 49 contestants at season’s end (Sept. 30) in bareback riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull riding and saddle bronc riding, and the top 98 team ropers will automatically qualify for the tournament. Giving more athletes a shot to compete at the FWSSR tournament, seven north Texas rodeos have been selected as “qualifier rodeos” for the Stock Show’s bracket-style tournament. The winner, or highest-ranking finisher in each event not having otherwise qualified, will earn a berth in the tournament. Qualifier rodeos for the tournament include:

an opportunity to rope for a major championship and an equal payout.

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