ProRodeo Sports News - April 5, 2019

Green Wave Smith cashes for nearly $30,000 at RAM NCFR

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CONTENTS APRIL 5, 2019 – VOLUME 67, NO. 7

StampedeTime Tour visits Redmond, Ore.

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Tie-down roper Colton Campbell won the High Desert Stampede in Redmond, Ore., in 8.6 seconds.

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CLOWN SHOW ProRodeo Hall of Fame clowns Gene and Bobby Clark left lasting impression. 46

competitors fair well at RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo. 40

CIRCUIT FUN Mexican Circuit

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Stetson Wright, who also rides bulls, won the saddle bronc riding competition at Rodeo Austin (Texas) with this 89-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Nutrena’s Tequilla Sheila. Kirt Steinke photo

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INSIDE

RODEOS

14 prca world 15 prorodeo tour STANDINGS

6 in his own words 8 cowboy grille 10 he said-she said

12 brain teasers 18 short round 49 results

62 prca notes 63 prca business

22 Kissimmee, Fla. RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo 30 Austin, Texas 38 Redmond, Ore.

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Green Wave Smith cashes for nearly $30,000 at RAM NCFR

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IN HIS OWNWORDS: CODY SNOW TEAM ROPER HUNTING 4THWRANGLER NFR

W esley and I get along really good. We’re pretty much the same age. We want to do the same things and we work at it about the same way, our mindset is the same. We don’t really disagree on anything. I listen to all kinds of music. I like to keep it mixed up. When we’re traveling together, we’re all over the page. We listen to everything, from Tracy Chapman to George Strait. We both really like to rope. Every day we practice. He only lives two miles fromme. He’s over here right now. Every day we get up and rope steers all day, heading and heeling for each other. Everything we do with all our friends we go hang out together. It’s pretty laid back for a partnership deal. I moved to Stephenville and was living and roping with Dugan Kelly. Wesley was the only person that lived here and wanted to rope as much as I did. So I would go over and hang out with him all the time. We practiced together before I was 18. We ended up being pretty good friends. I roped with Dugan my rookie year, and he roped with Zac Small. The next year, Zac went At the ripe, old age of 22, team roping header Cody Snow already has qualified for three Wrangler National Finals Rodeos. And by the looks of things, he’s heading for his fourth consecutive trip. As of April 1, he was fifth in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $37,507. He was also fourth in the ProRodeo Tour standings with 1,321.47 points. Originally from California, Snow has made Stephenville, Texas, his adopted home since 2015. He and heeling partner Wesley Thorp have roped together since 2017. They finished the 2018 season fourth in the world standings with $196,773.

to school and I started heading for Wesley. It’s been working out pretty good since then. The last three years we’ve roped together we’ve never gotten down on one another. That’s what’s good about the partnership, we try to work through things more than think negative. He’s a real positive thinker and always looking toward the next rodeo instead of thinking about the last one. We’re definitely hard on ourselves. A part of us getting better is being realistic with ourselves. If we’re ever mad it’s at ourselves. We don’t have to be mad at the other one because we know the other who messed up is always way madder at himself. For how much we’re around each other, and we’re around every single day, most people get annoyed with that, we never get cross-ways with each other. It’s been super easy like that. It ended up being a good winter, but it started out just plucking along, winning little checks at rodeos. We didn’t hit anywhere big until we won second at Rodeo Austin. That helped our winter a lot. Our main job this year is to catch as many steers as clean as we can, no matter what the time is. If you catch them clean, that’s a lot easier. We tend to do better that way than if we try to be as fast as possible. The success I had at the Wrangler National Finals made a guy breathe. It eats at a guy when you don’t have a good Finals, and I didn’t have two good Finals back to back the first two years. This year, my goal is to turn as many steers as I can to give my partner a chance to catch as many steers as we can. Instead of going for rounds, just turn as many as I can, and it paid off. We placed in rounds and moved way up in the average. I was roping more like a businessman. That’s what I have to do is rope smarter, keep the fundamentals going even if the rodeo is fast.

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GRILLE COWBOY

KAL FULLER, a 19-year-old from Bozeman, Mont., is having a strong rookie season. As of April 1, he was first in the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings as a team roping header with $14,138. Fuller, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds, rodeoed on his PRCA permit last year and bought his PRCA card in November. His family has always been involved with rodeo, and he wants to make a career out of the sport.

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How did you get involved with rodeo? Kal: My dad (Mike) had me pick up a rope when I was like 2 years old, and I just learned from there. Rodeo is something I have always done. What has this season been like for you?

Kal: This year has been good for me, and it has been way different than last year. I did all right on my permit last year (winning $12,559). Last year, I was just trying to get my feet wet. Now, I have my card, and it’s different because you are trying to make the Finals (Wrangler National Finals Rodeo). I learned a lot last year while I was on my permit, like trying to figure how to enter and everything that goes with rodeo. What’s your favorite event: team roping heading or tie-down roping? Kal: I’m not much of a (tie-down roper). I enjoy being a header because I’m the quarterback and I like to go fast. Who have been your team roping partners this season? Kal: I roped with Travis Woodard at the winter rodeos, and now I’m going to rope with Kasper Roy for the rest of the year. Travis (who qualified for the 2015 Wrangler NFR) knows a lot, and he’s a good guy to get in with as your first partner. Being around Walt (Woodard, the 1981 and 2007 PRCA World Champion Team Roping Heeler and Travis’ father) I also learned a lot.” What has it been like dealing with bone spurs in your hips? Kal: It still affects me today. I had hip surgeries in 2014 and 2015 on both hips. It is something they can’t fix. I have bone spurs, cartilage damage and labrum tears. It is hereditary. I tied a lot of calves when I was younger, and it just got worse and worse. I got it looked at and had my first surgery, and then three months later my hips started hurting again, and I had the second surgery (in 2015). Then, three months later, I was back in pain. I’ve been able to deal with the injury because I quit (tie-down roping). What horse are you riding this season? Kal: I have Marshall. He’s 13, and I’ve had him for two years. He’s the best horse I’ve ever ridden. He runs hard, he scores good and finishes really strong. What was it like making your debut at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (March 21-24) in Kissimmee, Fla.? Kal: I was roping with Kory Mytty there, and we didn’t do as well as we would have liked. I did have a blast in Florida. We went to the gator farm, and we went to Cocoa Beach for a couple of days. It was a lot of fun. I want to go back to the RAM NCFR next year and win it. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Kal: Yes. I have one brother, Trace, 17, and two sisters, Mikayla, 20, and Melissa, 16. They all rodeo. Mikayla competes for Central Arizona College’s rodeo team. What’s your favorite restaurant? Kal: Texas Roadhouse. I get a steak and sweet tea. What’s your favorite candy or dessert? Kal: Cookie dough ice cream. What’s your favorite movie? Kal: I probably have a couple of go-to movies. The Cowboy Way (1994, with Woody Harrelson and Marg Helgenberger) and The Benchwarmers (2006, with Rob Schneider). Who is your favorite sports team? Kal: The Houston Astros. Who are your favorite musical artists? Kal: George Strait and Parker McCollum. If you got to choose a walk-up song before you competed what would it be? Kal: Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing.” Do you have any hobbies outside of rodeo? Kal: Yes. I love fishing. I fish for bass, trout, anything.

What’s the coolest PRCA rodeo you have competed in so far? Kal: The Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up. I got to go there last year. I had never rodeoed on the grass before. It was a cool experience. I loved it.

KAL FULLER

What would your life be like without a cellphone? Kal: Probably better. I could throw my phone away, and it would not change my day.

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10QUESTIONS

HE SAID – SHE SAID

Who knows saddle bronc rider Isaac Diaz better, his wife, Britany, or his traveling partner, Taos Muncy?

ISAAC

WIFE BRITANY

PARTNER TAOS

BRITANY

TAOS

ISAAC

WHO IS HIS RODEO IDOL?

Billy Etbauer

Billy Etbauer

Billy Etbauer

WHAT IS HIS NICKNAME?

Ike

Ike

Ike

WHAT IS HIS BIGGEST FEAR?

Public speaking

Britany

Failure

WHAT WAS HIS FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT?

Lunch

Math

Math

WHAT CELEBRITY WOULD HE LIKE TO MEET?

John Wayne

John Wayne

John Wayne

WHO IS HIS CELEBRITY CRUSH?

Julia Roberts

Shakira

Shakira

WHAT IS HIS DREAM VACATION?

Hawaii

New York

Hawaii

WHAT WAS HIS FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL SPORT?

Baseball

Shuffleboard

Baseball

WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE FAMILY?

Britany

Britany

Me

10 WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE TV SHOW?

The Voice

The Voice

The Voice

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THEN & NOW

Can you match these adorable future rodeo stars’ photos with the current PRCA contestants? Some don’t look quite the same.

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The ProRodeo Tour continues to heat up with April rodeos in Logandale, Nev., and Red Bluff, Calif.

1. Find the 2018 winners of the Clark County Fair & Rodeo that takes place April 10-14 in

Logandale, Nev. BB: Tilden Hooper SW: Aaron Vosler TR: Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward

SB: Wyatt Casper TD: Marty Yates GB: Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi BR: Tyler Bingham 2. Find the 2018 winners of the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, which is April 19-21.

BB: Jamie Howlett SW: Tyler Pearson TR: Cody Snow/Westley Thorp SB: Zeke Thurston TD: Tyler Milligan GB: Jessi Fish BR: Garrett Tribble, Jordan Hansen Bonus Questions 1. Who won the all-around at Logandale? 2. Who won the all-around at Red Bluff?

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2019 PRCA RAM WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial as of April 1, 2019. For the 2019 season (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019), 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. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas......................... $83,412 2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 45,738 3. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 45,060 4. Stetson Wright, Beaver, Utah......................... 42,008 5. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 34,750 6. Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga................... 28,947 7. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 27,029 8. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss................... 23,953 9. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas.............. 23,407 10. Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss............................... 22,335 11. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas.................. 20,281 12. Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D..................................... 19,825 13. Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga.................................... 16,166 14. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash............... 14,156 15. Delon Parker, Worden, Mont.......................... 11,515 16. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas....................... 10,707 17. Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn................ 10,011 18. Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, Mont........................... 9,181 19. Darren Morgan, Fort Ann, N.Y.......................... 8,002 BAREBACK RIDING 1. Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah......................... $115,965 2. Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba......................... 86,243 3. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D................................. 78,134 4. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas...................... 66,467 5. R. Champion, The Woodlands, Texas............. 64,494 6. Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif...................... 48,211 7. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La.................. 36,468 8. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont....................... 36,320 9. Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore......................... 35,338 10. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore...................... 34,345 11. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas............................ 33,238 12. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev............................. 31,762 13. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 31,279 14. Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas........................ 31,278 15. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo........................... 29,639 16. R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif................. 26,334 17. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan....................... 25,223 18. Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta.......................... 24,599 19. Pascal Isabelle, Okotoks, Alberta.................... 23,142 20. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn...................... 22,111 STEERWRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont............................ $96,274 2. Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif........................... 66,096 3. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.................... 56,720 4. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta.................. 47,248 5. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas.......................... 42,870 6. Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala........................... 36,935 7. Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D................. 34,363 8. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss....................... 33,990 9. Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla........................... 33,599 10. Stephen Culling, Fort St. John, B.C................ 30,908 11. Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D............................. 30,881 12. Will Lummus, West Point, Miss..................... 27,949 13. Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta.................... 27,724 14. Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas...................... 27,674 15. Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho............................ 27,453 16. Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont............................ 26,623 17. Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan........................ 26,184 18. Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla................ 25,276 19. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore......................... 23,719 20. Juan Alcazar Jr., Okeechobee, Fla................... 19,978 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Ty Blasingame, Casper, Wyo........................ $71,832 2. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla........................ 62,439 3. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla......................... 61,887 4. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash....................... 52,208 5. Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.......................... 37,507 6. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C............................ 36,220 7. Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo.................. 35,447 8. Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla........ 35,309 9. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M........................ 34,142

10. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont............................... 31,621 11. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn...................... 30,172 12. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas............................... 27,380 13. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga......................... 24,505 14. Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla...................... 23,222 15. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz............................. 21,772 16. Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif................. 19,734 17. Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark........................... 18,904 18. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz..................... 18,262 19. Dylan Gordon, Comanche, Okla...................... 17,955 20. Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss............................... 17,582 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif............................ $75,435 2. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas.................... 70,166 3. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan............................ 54,939 4. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash...................... 52,208 5. Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo............................... 44,414 6. Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas.............. 37,507 7. Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla........................... 35,309 8. Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.................... 34,142 9. Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas.............................. 32,476 10. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla................................. 31,621 11. Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.................. 31,261 12. J. Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil ....... 24,505 13. Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas........................... 24,432 14. Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas.................... 23,222 15. Chase Boekhaus, Rolla, Kan........................... 21,560 16. Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo................................. 19,625 17. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.............................. 18,262 18. Tyler Worley, Berryville, Ark........................... 18,196 19. Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.................. 18,160 20. Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M............................. 15,793 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah....................... $117,991 2. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta.................. 78,068 3. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 72,458 4. Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont................... 71,551 5. Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas...................... 54,461 6. Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas............. 51,998 7. Bradley Harter, Loranger, La........................... 50,115 8. Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 45,356 9. Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C.................. 44,982 10. Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah....................... 43,520 11. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas....................... 43,230 12. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont....................... 37,421 13. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La................................ 35,573 14. Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta.................... 30,957 15. J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D............................. 30,727 16. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa........................ 29,557 17. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta....... 23,090 18. Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La..................... 22,860 19. Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D...................... 21,758 20. Jake Finlay, Goondiwindi, Australia................ 20,470 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas............... $80,492 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas........................... 72,679 3. Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas............................ 70,690 4. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La........................... 54,532 5. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont...................... 49,698 6. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 46,170 7. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 39,407 8. Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb................................ 39,292 9. Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas.................... 38,239 10. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas....... 33,116 11. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.............................. 31,684 12. Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga........................ 29,955 13. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas......................... 27,044 14. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla........................ 26,805 15. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas........................... 26,747 16. Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas.......................... 24,236 17. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.......................... 23,264 18. Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.......................... 22,641

19. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas........................ 22,526 20. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas.................... 22,437 STEER ROPING 1. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas...................... $25,778 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 20,718 3. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo...................... 15,552 4. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 14,536 5. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas............................ 13,497 6. Shay Good, Abilene, Texas............................. 13,255 7. Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas............................ 12,800 8. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas........... 11,637 9. Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.......................... 9,807 10. Cole Patterson, Pratt, Kan................................ 9,719 11. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas......................... 9,113 12. Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas...................... 8,455 13. Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla....................... 7,266 14. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas............................. 6,469 15. Trenton Johnson, Blue Mound, Kan................. 6,123 16. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla........................... 5,843 17. Kelton McMillen, Paden, Okla........................... 5,829 18. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D............................. 5,776 19. Bill Benson, Laurel, Mont................................. 5,373 20. Ora Taton, Rapid City, S.D................................ 5,347 BULL RIDING 1. Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla............................ $82,699 2. Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla...................... 67,786 3. Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla................. 67,574 4. Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.......................... 60,960 5. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas................ 51,406 6. Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas............................... 47,437 7. Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho....................... 46,557 8. Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah..................... 43,062 9. Stetson Wright, Beaver, Utah......................... 42,022 10. Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M............................. 36,910 11. Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho............ 35,940 12. Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah.............................. 34,073 13. Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas........................ 31,790 14. Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore......................... 31,546 15. J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas...................... 31,170 16. Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho.............................. 29,159 17. Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas.................... 28,299 18. Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas............ 28,207 19. Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas.............................. 27,247 20. Aaron Williams, Pismo Beach, Calif............... 26,812 *2019 BARREL RACING (Through April 1, 2019) 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. Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.......................$66,097 2. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D..............................56,652 3. Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas..............................55,636 4. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas...............54,327 5. Jennifer Sharp, Richards, Texas........................44,367 6. Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas..........................42,805 7. Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla...............................42,718 8. Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.............................39,445 9. Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo....................................36,511 10. Ivy Conrado, Nowata, Okla..............................35,825 11. Dona Rule, Minco, Texas.................................29,148 12. Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. ............................28,448 13. Emily Miller, Weatherford, Okla.......................27,147 14. Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.................27,064 15. Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas.......26,560 16. Sabra O’Quinn, Ocala, Fla................................25,611 17. Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.......................24,579 18. Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho......................24,453 19. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas..................24,084 20. Teri Bangart, Olympia, Wash...........................23,664

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Unofficial as of April 1, 2019. The Tour Standings will be a points-based system for contestants at each qualifying Tour Rodeo. Points will be distributed for placings 1-40 based on total dollars won at the conclusion of the rodeo. 2019 PRORODEO TOUR STANDINGS

BAREBACK RIDING 1. Kaycee Feild............................................2,280.48 2. Ty Breuer.................................................2,181.46 3. Richmond Champion..............................2,143.32 4. Orin Larsen.............................................1,952.40 5. Caleb Bennett..........................................1,817.97 6. Clint Laye................................................1,544.03 7. Clayton Biglow........................................1,512.83 8. Wyatt Denny...........................................1,340.42 9. Steven Dent.............................................1,226.87 10. .Steven Peebles......................................1,141.85 11. Tilden Hooper.......................................1,014.09 12. Grant Denny..........................................1,011.56 13. R.C. Landingham.....................................895.37 14. Taylor Broussard......................................886.63 15. Shane O’Connell.......................................849.99 16. Seth Hardwick..........................................827.30 17. Connor Hamilton......................................815.62 18. Kody Lamb...............................................786.81 19. Tanner Aus...............................................786.17 20. Bill Tutor...................................................783.41 21. Wyatt Bloom............................................630.42 22. Jamie Howlett..........................................629.82 23. Will Lowe.................................................619.11 24. Austin Foss..............................................584.89 25. Jake Vold.................................................535.29 STEERWRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson..............................................2,441.93 2. Tyler Waguespack...................................1,419.09 3. .Scott Guenthner......................................1,381.70 4. Stephen Culling.......................................1,179.62 5. Hunter Cure.............................................1,128.62 6. Josh Clark..................................................960.36 7. Josh Garner...............................................935.24 8. Blake Knowles............................................934.39 9. .Trevor Knowles..........................................911.23 10. .Kyle Irwin.................................................873.61 11. Tyler Pearson...........................................838.10 12. Will Lummus...........................................829.40 13. .Eli Lord.....................................................798.48 14. Tanner Brunner........................................785.04 15. .Harley Cole...............................................758.47 16. Justin Shaffer...........................................756.36 17. Tucker Allen.............................................719.57 18. Cody Devers.............................................705.72 19. Chason Floyd...........................................674.06 20. Dakota Eldridge........................................630.27 21. .J.D. Struxness..........................................624.69 22. Riley Duvall..............................................618.87 23. Wade Steffen............................................550.00 24. .Jesse Brown............................................537.44 25. Jace Melvin..............................................523.75 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Ty Blasingame.........................................1,568.97 2. Luke Brown.............................................1,431.50 3. .Clay Tryan...............................................1,369.27 4. Cody Snow..............................................1,321.47 5. Coleman Proctor.....................................1,241.96 6. Riley Minor..............................................1,198.11 7. Clay Smith...............................................1,139.52 8. Clayton Van Aken.......................................971.74 9. Tate Kirchenschlager..................................961.08

20. Allen Boore..............................................638.63 21. .Joey Sonnier III........................................629.47 22. Jade Blackwell..........................................597.07 23. Jesse Kruse..............................................588.78 24. .Alex Wright..............................................565.66 25. Clay Elliott................................................564.90 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Caleb Smidt.............................................1,651.66 2. .Michael Otero..........................................1,610.01 3. Shane Hanchey.......................................1,425.97 4. Timber Moore.........................................1,346.83 5. Rhen Richard..........................................1,307.92 6. .Tyson Durfey...........................................1,215.54 7. Tuf Cooper..............................................1,165.86 8. Marty Yates.............................................1,130.31 9. Cooper Martin.........................................1,118.11 10. .Monty Lewis.........................................1,096.76 11. Ryan Jarrett..........................................1,062.82 12. .Jake Pratt.................................................985.98 13. Cimarron Boardman................................869.86 14. Riley Pruitt...............................................721.88 15. Haven Meged...........................................699.99 16. Cody Craig...............................................673.89 17. .Trevor Brazile...........................................647.22 18. Ty Harris...................................................612.66 19. Ryle Smith...............................................587.38 20. .Caddo Lewallen........................................564.05 21. Trent Creager...........................................563.26 22. Adam Gray...............................................559.85 23. .Colton Campbell.......................................550.00 24. Stetson Vest.............................................542.82 25. Clif Cooper...............................................533.14 BULL RIDING 1. .Sage Kimzey...........................................1,290.78 2. .Josh Frost...............................................1,201.97 3. .J.T. Moore...............................................1,190.86 4. Parker Breding........................................1,148.26 5. Brody Yeary.............................................1,135.77 6. Jeff Askey................................................1,038.16 7. Cody Teel.................................................1,029.95 8. .J.W. Harris..............................................1,026.93 9. Chase Dougherty....................................1,025.11 10. .Chris Bechthold.......................................998.00 11. Stetson Wright.........................................969.44 12. Aaron Williams.........................................825.00 13. Daylon Swearingen..................................815.27 14. .Trevor Kastner..........................................790.46 15. Trey Kimzey..............................................726.08 16. Garrett Smith...........................................696.11 17. Jordan Spears..........................................694.32 18. .Dalan Duncan...........................................657.66 19. Foster McCraw.........................................650.00 20. Roscoe Jarboe.........................................637.24 21. Joseph McConnel....................................616.40 22. Garrett Wickett.........................................600.00 23. .Brady Portenier........................................592.88 24. Clayton Sellars.........................................588.97 25. .Tanner Bothwell.......................................550.00

10. .Cory Kidd V..............................................956.33 11. Nick Sartain..............................................891.21 12. Chad Masters...........................................785.80 13. Kaleb Driggers.........................................771.12 14. Matt Sherwood........................................691.90 15. .Logan Olson.............................................683.60 16. Jake Cooper.............................................681.13 17. JoJo LeMond...........................................673.54 18. Steven Duby.............................................651.61 19. Aaron Tsinigine........................................636.08 20. Marcus Theriot.........................................631.88 21. Lightning Aguilera....................................614.68 22. .Jeff Flenniken...........................................613.02 23. Derrick Begay...........................................605.29 24. Rhen Richard...........................................585.99 25. Blake Teixeira...........................................583.46 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Paul Eaves...............................................1,431.50 2. Wesley Thorp..........................................1,321.47 3. Ryan Motes.............................................1,241.96 4. .Brady Minor............................................1,198.11 5. Travis Graves..........................................1,166.79 6. Jake Long................................................1,139.52 7. Ross Ashford..........................................1,070.17 8. Trey Yates................................................1,034.62 9. Kyle Lockett............................................1,025.00 10. .Cullen Teller..............................................965.21 11. Logan Medlin...........................................956.33 12. .Austin Rogers..........................................891.21 13. Joseph Harrison.......................................785.80 14. Junior Nogueira.......................................771.12 15. Blaine Vick...............................................682.84 16. Caleb Anderson........................................681.13 17. .Justin Davis.............................................647.10 18. Hunter Koch.............................................638.86 19. Coleby Payne...........................................631.88 20. Brandon Bates.........................................619.62 21. .Jake Minor...............................................618.96 22. Ty Arnold..................................................614.68 23. Russell Cardoza.......................................612.07 24. Cory Petska..............................................605.29 25. .Tyler Worley.............................................584.33 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Zeke Thurston.........................................2,262.08 2. Ryder Wright...........................................2,250.27 3. Rusty Wright...........................................2,151.55 4. .Sterling Crawley......................................1,753.03 5. Spencer Wright.......................................1,717.03 6. Jesse Wright...........................................1,567.31 7. .Kolby Wanchuk.......................................1,256.44 8. Bradley Harter.........................................1,234.91 9. Cody DeMoss..........................................1,231.90 10. .Jake Watson.........................................1,152.36 11. Wade Sundell........................................1,141.12 12. Chase Brooks........................................1,065.53 13. Wyatt Casper.........................................1,048.12 14. Mitch Pollock........................................1,028.95 15. .Dawson Hay.............................................979.29 16. Jake Finlay...............................................943.35 17. Isaac Diaz.................................................862.88 18. .Layton Green............................................807.40 19. .Cort Scheer..............................................773.13 .

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R OUND THE SHORT On the Mend World champion Feild healing after Rodeo Austin injury Four-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild is on the road to recovery after getting injured March 30 in the finals at Rodeo Austin (Texas).

BY THE NUMBERS

The number of records broken at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., March 21-24. Bareback rider Tilden Hooper had a 92-point ride on Hi Lo Pro Rodeo’s Redzilla to win the four-man round March 24 at the Silver Spurs Arena. Hooper’s score broke the RAM NCFR bareback riding record of 91 points set by Cimmaron Gerke on Kesler Rodeo’s Smiling Cat in 2004 in Pocatello, Idaho. The record amount of money earned by a cowboy in multiple events at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo. Josh Peek earned that much in 2016 at the RAM NCFR in Kissimmee, Fla. He also won the all-around title by competing in steer wrestling and tie-down roping. The combined amount of money earned by bull rider Garrett Smith ($29,711, including ground money), and team ropers Clay Smith ($25,207) and Jake Long ($25,207) at the 2019 RAM NCFR. They were the top three individual money earners in Kissimmee.

Feild, who won four consecutive world titles from 2011-14, had an 87-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Nutrena’s Killer Bee but was injured moments later. Feild, 32, was treated at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin and was

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released from the hospital April 2. Feild’s older brother, Shad, drove Kaycee home and they arrived in Genola, Utah, April 3. “Rest is so important for him, he needs to get a lot of rest and take it easy,” Kaycee’s wife, Stephanie, said. “Our community has been so wonderful. They came in and

completely cleaned our house and cleaned out our fridge and stocked it with new food and smoothie stuff for him and soups. They have been so amazing.” Stephanie elaborated on Kaycee’s condition in an interview with ProRodeo Sports News April 1. “He said what happened is the horse kind of got away from him, and he went to sit up and when he sat up it jerked him forward, and the last thing he remembered is he whacked his face and that’s what caused the fracture in his jaw. It knocked him out, and when he hit the ground he got kicked by the horse in the head.”

Feild placed second at Rodeo Austin and earned $7,050. As of April 1, he was leading the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $115,965. “Kaycee said that everything happens for a reason, and there’s a reason he needs to be home,” Stephanie said. “He knows he needs to take things slow for a while.”

PRCA Executive Council announced for two-year terms The following PRCA Executive Council members were elected or re-elected and will serve two-year terms beginning April 1, as announced by PRCA CEO George Taylor. The newly elected members are Josh Edwards (arena pickup men/specialty act/labor), Cody Rostockyj (bull riding representative), Matt Sherwood (team roping representative), John Franzen (general membership representative to the com- petition committee), Steve Sutton (stock contractor representative) and Jerry Dorenkamp (stock contractor representative). The re-elected members are Larry McConnell (rodeo committee representative $20,000.01-$50,000), Mike Mathis (contract personnel – at large category), David Morehead (stock contractor representative), David Petty (rodeo committee representative $10,000-$20,000), Eva Chadwick (secretaries/timers), Caleb Bennett (bareback riding representative) and Jerome Schneeberger (tie-down roping representative).

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Flynn inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall

Bull rider Denny Flynn, a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame from Paris, Ark., was among nine members enshrined into the 2019 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Class, March 29 in Little Rock. Often identified as the most talented bull rider never to win a world title, Flynn qualified for the National Finals Rodeo from 1974- 82, and then again in 1985 and set a record for most bull riding average titles won at the NFR (1975, 1981-82), later equaled by Jim Sharp. Flynn finished second in the PRCA season standings three times, losing the 1980 world title to Don Gay by a mere $188 and the 1978 PRCA title by $283. He also finished third in the world three times. His 98-point ride on Tommy Steiner’s Red Lightning at Palestine, Ill., in 1979 was a world record for a dozen years and remains the second-highest score in ProRodeo history in any roughstock event. While the 105th Clovis Rodeo will be April 25-28, plan- ners are already looking ahead to 2020. That year will present a new entrance for the Clovis Rodeo grounds that will include four traffic lanes into the parking lot. A new digital message board along Clovis Avenue will be a part of the improvements. A performance day will be added in 2020 to the Clovis Rodeo, which received the inaugural Sowing Good Deeds honor and was awarded a Massey Ferguson tractor at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The 2020 edition of the rodeo will take place April 22-26. Clovis Rodeo makes plans for the future

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A cowboy prepares to compete at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., March 21. Lacing ’em up

PRCA Jr. Rodeo Camp in Red Bluff, Calif., a success The PRCA Jr. Rodeo Camp that took place March 23 in Red Bluff, Calif., was a resounding success. The camp was for cowboys and cowgirls ages 8 and up of all abilities. The 62 campers attending marked the largest kids camp in the 10 years the camps have been taking place in Red Bluff. “I think what does help with the camp is that we schedule it on the same weekend as a California high school rodeo that is in Red Bluff at a different location,” said James Miller, general manager Red Bluff Roundup. “It seems like a lot of the kids’ older brothers and sisters are competing at the high school rodeo and the younger ones are going over here at our camp. I think that has really helped increase our attendance at our camps.” Instructors for the camp were PRCA cowboys Justin Andrade, Jesse Kirby, Jim Banister, Zack Brown, A.J. Hamre and Brad McGilchrist. The camp was at Bunting Ranch. Miller believes the PRCA Rodeo Camp serves a purpose for participants. “I think the camp is really good because it teaches kids the fundamentals of all the events,” Miller said. “Then we have good instructors that all these kids look up to because they compete in the PRCA. It also benefits the Red Bluff Roundup because we position this camp about a month before our event and it gets the kids ready for it.

The PRCA camp has educated kids how you need to do things, so they are teaching family members rules about rodeo. The camp educates kids and their families.” Camps are geared at providing free learning oppor- tunities for cowboys just starting out that either have had little or no direction in rodeo or have been competing in rodeo and want to further learn about the fundamentals from PRCA champions. The Red Bluff Roundup, a ProRodeo Tour stop, is scheduled for April 19-21. “This (PRCA Rodeo Camp) has been a really good thing for the Roundup,” Miller said. “We have already put plans together of what we would like to do differently with it to make it even better.” The mission of a PRCA Jr. Rodeo Camp is to provide a fun, positive rodeo experience. Camp curricu- lum includes an introduction to roughstock events with an emphasis on safety, fundamentals, chute procedures, livestock safety, overview of riding equipment, injury prevention and management, fitness and nutrition, introduction to PRCA business and goal setting. Instructors deliver encouragement to participants as they pursue both their rodeo careers and scholastic endeavors. For more information on the PRCA Championship Rodeo Camps Series, sponsor opportunities or to host a camp, visit http://www.prorodeo.com/jrrodeo or contact Anthony Bartkowski at abartkowski@prorodeo.com or 719.528.4729.

$13,462,183

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Kelly Klein, second from left, picks up saddle bronc rider Jake Salcito at the PRCA Championship Rodeo in Fargo, N.D., March 29. Ryan Hanna was the other pickup man at the two-day event. Alaina Stangle photo

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