ProRodeo Sports News - August 2, 2019

Hall Pass • Allen Bach

• Elra & Jiggs Beutler • Doug ‘Droopy’ Brown • Commotion • Dean Gorsuch • Tommy Lucia • Larry Peabody • Jerome Robinson • Sammy Brackenbury

• Jimmie Munroe • Florence Youree • Cody Stampede

INSIDE • Cheyenne Frontier Days/42 • Remembering Lane Frost/64

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AUG. 2, 2019 VOLUME 67, NO. 15

Seth Hall won Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days with a time of 10.5 sec- onds in the finals July 28. Hall took home more than $12,000. Dan Hubbell photo

Daddy Dearest Cheyenne Frontier Days, the “Daddy of ’em All,” set a rodeo record with a payout of more than $900,000. 42

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INSIDE 8 hot takes 10 cowboy grille 12 brain teasers 14 he said, she said 20 short round 72 results 108 prca notes 109 prca businesss

Rodeo loses legend Dr. J. Pat Ev- ans, co-found- er of Justin Sportsmedi- cine, made a real difference in rodeo. 28 Frost’s legacy lives Frost’s legacy continues to resonate. 64 Thirty years after his death, Lane

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42 Cheyenne, Wyo. 48 Colorado Spg., Colo. 50 Nampa, Idaho 52 Salinas, Calif. 54 Casper, Wyo. 56 Sheridan, Wyo. 58 Spanish Fork, Utah STANDINGS

Phil Doyle photo Clint Laye rides Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Trip Wire at California Rodeo Salinas, July 21. Striking gold in California 52 California Rodeo Salinas paid out more than $450,000, making it again a key rodeo in the race to the Wrangler

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Big month of July has Wyatt in the Finals mix IN HIS WORDS NELSON WYATT

A fter February, I didn’t have a partner and he (Levi Lord) called. He asked who I was going to rope with, and I told him that we would rope this spring. It went well, so we stayed hooked. Levi is a couple years younger than me. He ropes really good. He’s a good guy to be around. The roping good together really helps it out. He throws fast, or if he just needs to catch, he catches. He hasn’t messed up very many for me. I’d seen him around before at some ropings. We knew each other a little but didn’t get to know each other until we roped together. You want it to be a friendship too because you’re around him all the time. I guess the only thing I can say is the winning really helps the friendship. To tell the truth, there was a time over the Fourth of July that I thought I’d go home before the Fourth run was over. I couldn’t seem to win when we left that first week. I didn’t seem to have all that much money, and it wasn’t going well. I got on another horse (T.B.) the night before Red Lodge (Mont.) trying to do something different. It worked. We won at Red Lodge (at the Home of Champions Rodeo). I’ve ridden that horse pretty much everywhere I’ve won anything. Man, it feels good (to be in the mix to qualify for the Wrangler NFR). Last year I started out good

in the winter but had a terrible summer. This year I had a not so good winter. I think when I left Reno (Nev.) I had about $14,000 won. I came out here to see it through, see what would happen. I didn’t have a whole lot of money when I left home. I think we went for about a week and didn’t win anything. Then we did well at Red Lodge, and it seems like since then

The month of July has been a good one for team roping header Nelson Wyatt. In addition to it being his birthday month (he turned 26 on July 6), the Alabama cowboy who now resides in Texas has won nearly $30,000 in July. Wyatt and his team roping heeler Levi Lord have gone from wondering if they would be able to finish out the rest of the season to trying to make the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Following wins at Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho, Wyatt climbed to 17th in the PRCA | RAMWorld Standings with $44,226 as of July 30. Wyatt was 15th in the ProRodeo Tour standings with 2,472.31 points. Lord was up to 15th in the world standings and 10th in the Tour.

it’s been pretty fun.

We were in one of the last perfs at Red Lodge and went 4.2. We won first over there, and I guess it kind of started our fire. You’re not really thinking about it as much. Whereas, when you haven’t been doing good, it seems like you can’t get it turned around and do anything right. When you’re on a roll, your mind is not playing a factor. And we caught some good breaks too at a couple right times. After Spanish Fork we got to looking at the standings. I think we left for the road on June 25, and I had about $14,000. Then I happened to look at it July 25, and it was right at $30,000 that we had won. It’s unbelievable to me to come out here and win that much money and have such good luck. I’ve never really been on a heater like this before. I’ve done well, but I’ve never won at good rodeos like that back-to-back- to-back. It’s a blessing, to say the least. We both really needed it.

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“It couldn’t be any greater than what it is.

Three-time PRCA Bareback Riding World Champion Tim O’Connell was out with an injured shoulder from the end of December until late June. Since returning, he’s rocketed up the PRCA | RAM World Standings, climbing to 21st as of July 30. Back in the Saddle

I’m probably $10,000 shy of the Top 15, and a month ago I was $40,000 (out of the Top 15). It has been amazing.” – TIM O’CONNELL Sage Kimzey claims third Calgary title Bull rider Sage Kimzey won the Calgary Stam- pede for the third time on July 14. The Stampede PRCA world champion- ships, earned $100,000 when he won the four- man showdown with a 92.5-point ride on Cal- gary Stampede’s Night Moves. Kimzey is the first bull rider to win the is unsanctioned by the PRCA. Kimzey, who has won five consecutive Stampede’s $100,000 title three times since event organizers in- creased the payout in 2006. In the four-man showdown, Kimzey faced off against the PBR’s Jess Lockwood, Jose Vitor Leme and Jared Parsonage, also a PRCA member. Kimzey also won the Calgary Stam- pede in 2015 and 2017.

HOT TAKES

A ride for the history books Zeke Thurston became the fifth saddle bronc rider in ProRodeo history to register a ride of 94 points or higher. Thurston, the 2016 PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion, notched a 94-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Rodeo’s Special Delivery at the Hard Grass Bronc Match in Pollockville, Alberta, July 27. Only Doug Vold and Glen O’Neill have scored higher than Thurston. Both Vold and O’Neill notched 95-point rides, Vold on Franklin’s Transport in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, in 1979, and O’Neill on Franklin’s Airwolf in Innisfail, Alberta, in 1996. Jeremy Harden in 2003 and Spencer Wright (2015) have also made 94-point rides. Billie-Jean Duff photo Thurston posted a 94-point ride on Calgary Stampede Rodeo’s Special Delivery.

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NUMBER OF PRCA-SANCTIONED RODEOS IN THE 2019 SEASON SO FAR

$30,713,523

MONEY WON BY PRCA COWBOYS IN THE 2019 SEASON

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How did you get into team roping? Garett: Both my parents rodeoed, I tried it when I was 10 and have kept with it ever since. My dad used to compete in team roping, and my mom also roped. Do you have any siblings? Garett: I have an older sister. She’s competed in breakaway roping and runs barrels. Did you compete in rodeos when you were younger? Garett: In junior high, high school and the last few years I’ve amateur rodeoed. Have you always wanted to compete in ProRodeo? Garett: ProRodeo is as far as you can go, so that’s what I wanted to do. Garett Chick has been on a good route and in good company during his rookie year. As of July 30, the 19-year-old team roping header from Salado, Texas, was ranked second in the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings with $18,816 and traveling with nine-time team roping header Wrangler National Finals Rodeo- qualifier David Key and eight-time World Champion Team Roping Heeler and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Rich Skelton. With a goal to reach 65 rodeos before the end of the season, Chick and partner Ross Ashford are hitting the road full speed. COWBOY GRILLE WITH AMBER BAILLIE

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Who have you been competing with this season? Garett: I’ve been roping with Ross Ashford. It’s been good. What’s your main goal right now? Garett: Hopefully win Rookie (of the Year) and if I don’t make the Finals, get as close as I can. What are you learning this season? Garett: We’ve been going to rodeos with David Key and Rich Skelton. They’ve done it for so long, I’ve learned a lot about entering and how a lot of rodeos are set up. What rodeo have you won the most money at?

Garett: San Angelo (Texas, winning $5,588). What do you enjoy most about roping? Garett: It’s just a lot of fun. I’ve roped with Ross since junior high and high school. He won Rookie (of the Year) last year. It’s a lot of fun going with one of your friends and winning money. What’s a big factor to doing well in ProRodeo?

Garett: ProRodeo is a lot different from what I’ve done (junior rodeos). You’ve got to have great horses, score better, there’s been a lot to learn. You’ve got to be on the barrier; you can’t be late and you can’t break it, so that’s a big part I have to figure out. What are you trying to get better at? Garett: Catching more steers and giving my partner a chance. What do you do to improve? Garett: It’s different out here because you don’t get to practice a lot. If it was a winter rodeo, I’d be at home and I could practice, but out here you just have to try and do better at each rodeo. You don’t get to run a lot of steers. What helps you get in the zone? Garett: Focusing on what I did at the last rodeo. If I did good, great, and if I did bad, try not to do that again. What’s your strategy when it comes to team roping? Garett: Turn the steers as fast as I can. What do you enjoy most about the rodeo lifestyle? Garett: Going everywhere with someone you like to be around. What’s your favorite rodeo you’ve competed at? Garett: Probably St. Paul (Rodeo in Oregon). It’s a different setup – there are trees in the arena. It’s pretty cool to rope there. Who’s been your biggest mentor? Garett: This year it’s probably been Rich Skelton. He’s competed everywhere we go and has been a lot of help. I hadn’t been to most of the rodeos we’ve been to this year. He usually knows what’s going to be a good setup or run and can kind of tell us what to do. How were you introduced to Rich? Garett: I’ve known him for a long time. When I used to stay with (three-time Team Roping Header World Champion and Hall of Famer) Tee Woolman a lot, they roped together all the time, so I was around him (Skelton) quite a bit. Who is your rodeo idol? Garett: Probably Tee. He’s made the Finals so many times and still ropes great, and it’s pretty cool to get to rope with him all the time. What’s your favorite restaurant? Garett: Panda Express. Do you have any other interests? Garett: We play golf when we have down time.

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Find the winners from the 2018 editions of the Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg and the Mountain Valley Stampede in Heber City, Utah. Both rodeos are on the ProRodeo Tour this season. Cowboys who won more than one event at both rodeos appear once for each win. Names may be forward, Stumped? Winners can be found under 2018 results on ProRodeo.com. BONUS QUESTIONS 1. Who won the all-around in Phillipsburg in 2018? 2. Who won the all-around in Heber City in 2018? backward, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

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10 QUESTIONS He Said – She Said

Who knows Cody Emerson better, his wife Sierra or traveling partner Robert ‘Blue’ Jeans?

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WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

Sweet tea

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Sweet tea

WHAT IS HIS SUPERSTITION?

$50 bill

$50 bill

No hats on bed

WHAT IS HIS PET PEEVE?

Lying

Not keeping your word

Lying

WHO WOULD PLAY HIM IN A MOVIE?

Ryan Bingham

Kevin Costner

Robert Duvall

WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE FAMILY?

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WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE RODEO WIN?

Salinas, Calif.

Salinas, Calif.

Salinas, Calif.

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE RODEO?

Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena, Texas

WHO IS HIS RODEO IDOL?

Frank Newsom

Frank Newsom

Frank Newsom

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE KIND OF PIZZA?

Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo Chicken

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Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove

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Unofficial as of Aug. 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. Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah.................... $160,781 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas......................... 126,196 3. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla...................... 117,024 4. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 92,924 5. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 82,104 6. Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah.............................. 71,417 7. Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga................... 66,162 8. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 59,957 9. Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas.......................... 58,187 10. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas.................. 53,929 11. Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D..................................... 51,802 12. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas.............. 45,738 13. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 44,751 14. Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla.............. 38,734 15. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss................... 37,282 16. Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.......................... 35,750 17. Riley Warren, Stettler, Alberta........................ 31,110 18. Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn................ 30,621 19. Thomas Smith, Barnsdall, Okla...................... 29,008 20. Lane Karney, Creston, Calif............................ 24,941 BAREBACK RIDING 1. Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah......................... $152,118 2. Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.................... 136,207 3. Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba....................... 124,977 4. R. Champion, The Woodlands, Texas........... 109,902 5. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas.................... 103,881 6. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D................................. 90,271 7. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont....................... 84,798 8. Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore......................... 81,045 9. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 74,325 10. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn...................... 64,322 11. Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta.......................... 62,689 12. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La.................. 59,539 13. Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas........................ 58,594 14. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev............................. 57,022 15. Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev............... 56,923 16. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo........................... 54,621 17. Pascal Isabelle, Okotoks, Alberta.................... 49,640 18. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore...................... 49,161 19. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas............................ 48,606 20. Jamie Howlett, Rapid City, S.D....................... 46,534 STEER WRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.......................... $127,313 2. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta.................. 84,576 3. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas.......................... 82,165 4. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.................... 76,352 5. Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif........................... 66,096 6. Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla........................... 62,447 7. Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala........................... 62,440 8. Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan........................ 62,182 9. J.D. Struxness, Milan, Minn........................... 62,151 10. Will Lummus, West Point, Miss..................... 61,958 11. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho.............. 61,806 12. Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D................. 59,424 13. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev............................. 53,622 14. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas................... 52,732 15. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss....................... 52,438 16. Stephen Culling, Fort St. John, B.C................ 51,471 17. Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla................ 49,219 18. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.................................... 48,629 19. Jacob Edler, State Center, Iowa...................... 47,360 20. Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont............................ 47,033 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.................... $112,469 2. Ty Blasingame, Casper, Wyo.......................... 89,469 3. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash....................... 86,978 4. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla......................... 82,907 5. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C............................ 72,159 6. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga......................... 67,205 7. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn...................... 67,032

17. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas.................... 50,696 18. Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas........................ 50,327 19. Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.......................... 49,537 20. Justin Smith, Leesville, La............................. 49,482 STEER ROPING 1. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas...................... $53,950 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 48,056 3. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas....................... 38,529 4. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 36,785 5. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas........... 31,955 6. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas........................... 30,828 7. Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas............................ 28,479 8. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan........................... 27,932 9. Cole Patterson, Pratt, Kan.............................. 27,283 10. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla......................... 27,204 11. Brady Garten, Oologah, Okla.......................... 26,904 12. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo...................... 25,952 13. Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo.......................... 25,864 14. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas............................ 23,995 15. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas.............. 23,866 16. Trenton Johnson, Blue Mound, Kan............... 23,161 17. Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla........................ 22,823 18. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D........................... 22,750 19. Shay Good, Abilene, Texas............................. 22,288 20. Thomas Smith, Barnsdall, Okla...................... 21,632 BULL RIDING 1. Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah.................... $149,202 2. Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.................... 148,794 3. Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla............................ 124,554 4. Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla............... 109,173 5. Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont........................ 105,746 6. Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah................... 105,633 7. Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas............ 90,113 8. Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho....................... 89,597 9. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas................ 86,512 10. Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas............................... 85,608 11. Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah.............................. 76,207 12. Trey Kimzey, Strong City, Okla........................ 73,277 13. Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas........................ 68,630 14. Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga................... 68,129 15. Koby Radley, Montpelier, La........................... 66,461 16. Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa............................ 63,994 17. Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho.............................. 61,283 18. Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore......................... 59,577 19. Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M............................. 57,761 20. Eli Vastbinder, Union Grove, N.C.................... 57,251 *2019 BARREL RACING (Through July 30, 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...................$145,889 2. Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas..........................141,689 3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D..........................128,602 4. Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo...................................98,551 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas.............90,637 6. Jennifer Sharp, Richards, Texas......................82,705 7. Emily Miller, Weatherford, Okla.......................81,430 8. Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D...........................74,585 9. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas...................71,620 10. Ivy Conrado, Nowata, Okla..............................69,427 11. Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. ............................68,790 12. Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla..............................67,002 13. Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.......................63,506 14. Leia Pluemer, Las Lunas, N.M.........................59,454 15. Dona Rule, Minco, Texas.................................59,027 16. Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas........................58,423 17. Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho......................57,221 18. Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.................52,948 19. Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas.......50,966 20. Jill Wilson, Snyder, Texas................................47,702

8. Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.......................... 63,087 9. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont............................... 62,756 10. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M........................ 60,479 11. Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo.................. 56,358 12. Brenten Hall, Stephenville, Texas.................... 54,981 13. Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla........ 52,561 14. Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla...................... 47,572 15. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas............................... 47,132 16. Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala............................. 45,293 17. Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.................... 44,800 18. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz..................... 44,506 19. Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz...................... 42,693 20. Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz............................... 40,697 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif............................ $93,033 2. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas.................... 90,322 3. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash...................... 86,978 4. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan............................ 82,266 5. Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo............................... 76,214 6. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev................................. 70,595 7. Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.................. 68,120 8. J. Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil ....... 67,205 9. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla................................. 62,756 10. Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.................... 60,479 11. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont............................. 54,981 12. Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas.............. 53,919 13. Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla........................... 52,561 14. Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas........................... 48,814 15. Levi Lord, Sturgis, S.D................................... 46,429 16. Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo................................. 43,942 17. Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M......................... 42,885 18. Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas.............................. 42,796 19. Tyler Worley, Berryville, Ark........................... 41,888 20. Shay Dixon Carroll, La junta, Colo.................. 39,987 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah....................... $184,880 2. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta................ 160,427 3. Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas............. 95,321 4. Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas...................... 92,278 5. Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont................... 88,467 6. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 87,617 7. Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C.................. 82,463 8. Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah....................... 77,038 9. Bradley Harter, Loranger, La........................... 72,623 10. Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 69,456 11. Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla........................ 66,477 12. J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D............................. 65,044 13. Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta.................... 64,584 14. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa........................ 61,322 15. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta....... 56,710 16. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.............................. 53,570 17. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas....................... 52,520 18. Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah........................ 52,328 19. Jake Finlay, Goondiwindi, Australia ............... 51,806 20. Lefty Holman, Visalia, Calif............................. 51,413 TIE-DOWN ROPING (HEELER) 1. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas....................... $115,463 2. Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas.......................... 101,199 3. Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas................. 88,359 4. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La........................... 81,294 5. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 79,984 6. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont...................... 77,510 7. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.............................. 71,900 8. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.......................... 67,238 9. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas........................... 65,623 10. Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas.................... 65,422 11. Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb................................ 61,952 12. Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla....................... 61,469 13. Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas.......................... 60,840 14. Shad Mayfield, Clovis, N.M............................ 52,673 15. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 52,494 16. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla........................ 51,894

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Unofficial as of July 27, 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

*These standings do not include points from Cheyenne Frontier Days.

20. Wyatt Casper.........................................2,327.38 21. Cort Scheer...........................................2,306.05 22. Dawson Hay..........................................2,280.46 23. Allen Boore...........................................2,228.00 24. Tegan Smith..........................................2,131.06 25. Isaac Diaz..............................................1,997.22 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Caleb Smidt.............................................4,823.22 2. Haven Meged..........................................3,662.13 3. Taylor Santos..........................................3,215.46 4. Cooper Martin.........................................3,019.74 5. Tyler Milligan...........................................2,917.68 6. Ty Harris..................................................2,819.40 7. Cody Craig..............................................2,808.18 8. John Douch.............................................2,786.97 9. Riley Pruitt..............................................2,692.79 10. .Rhen Richard........................................2,650.39 11. Tuf Cooper............................................2,578.46 12. Jake Pratt..............................................2,562.24 13. Marty Yates...........................................2,523.43 14. Adam Gray............................................2,454.09 15. Reese Riemer........................................2,355.74 16. Marcos Costa........................................2,319.08 17. Dane Kissack.........................................2,187.42 18. Tyson Durfey.........................................2,139.35 19. Ryan Jarrett..........................................2,027.11 20. Monty Lewis.........................................2,024.94 21. .Michael Otero........................................2,022.99 22. Shane Hanchey.....................................1,996.00 23. Cimarron Boardman.............................1,978.23 24. Tanner Green.........................................1,893.35 25. Cade Swor.............................................1,860.93 BULL RIDING 1. Stetson Wright........................................6,200.68 2. Sage Kimzey...........................................3,017.12 3. Daylon Swearingen.................................2,977.03 4. Tyler Bingham.........................................2,786.03 5. Cole Melancon........................................2,700.74 6. Clayton Sellars........................................2,611.11 7. Jordan Spears.........................................2,527.01 8. Boudreaux Campbell...............................2,519.64 9. .Parker Breding........................................2,433.98 10. .Trey Kimzey...........................................2,395.23 11. Chase Dougherty..................................2,213.16 12. Brady Portenier.....................................2,092.59 13. Josh Frost.............................................2,062.60 14. Trevor Kastner.......................................2,059.05 15. Jeff Askey..............................................1,941.24 16. .Roscoe Jarboe......................................1,769.55 17. Foster McCraw......................................1,767.85 18. Garrett Smith........................................1,752.68 19. Parker McCown....................................1,695.56 20. .Aaron Williams......................................1,571.78 21. .J.T. Moore.............................................1,565.06 22. Eli Vastbinder........................................1,491.05 23. .Riker Carter...........................................1,420.12 24. Joseph McConnel.................................1,412.01 25. J.W. Harris............................................1,411.93

10. .Riley Minor...........................................2,746.08 11. Ty Blasingame.......................................2,587.39 12. Garett Chick..........................................2,550.37 13. Spencer Mitchell...................................2,531.38 14. Jeff Flenniken........................................2,526.33 15. Nelson Wyatt.........................................2,472.31 16. Tanner Baldwin.....................................2,368.25 17. Cory Kidd V...........................................2,363.81 18. Kolton Schmidt.....................................2,343.15 19. Coleman Proctor...................................2,314.98 20. Joshua Torres.......................................2,163.22 21. Tyler Wade............................................2,096.62 22. Levi Simpson........................................2,047.87 23. Jake Cooper..........................................1,981.56 24. Steven Duby..........................................1,963.20 25. Charly Crawford....................................1,914.04 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Travis Graves..........................................4,660.55 2. Paul Eaves...............................................4,134.94 3. Patrick Smith..........................................3,860.56 4. Jade Corkill.............................................3,611.47 5. Junior Nogueira......................................3,444.59 6. Austin Rogers.........................................3,429.33 7. Ross Ashford..........................................3,300.37 8. Joseph Harrison......................................3,167.43 9. Wesley Thorp..........................................3,143.17 10. .Levi Lord...............................................2,956.17 11. Brady Minor..........................................2,746.08 12. Nano Garza...........................................2,703.97 13. Logan Medlin........................................2,668.02 14. Tyler Worley..........................................2,482.84 15. Kyle Lockett..........................................2,425.33 16. Jeremy Buhler.......................................2,343.15 17. .Ryan Motes...........................................2,314.98 18. Buddy Hawkins II..................................2,269.04 19. Cody Doescher......................................2,233.01 20. Hunter Koch..........................................2,195.09 21. Jonathan Torres....................................2,163.22 22. Ty Arnold...............................................2,112.18 23. Billie Jack Saebens...............................2,096.62 24. Cole Davison.........................................2,047.87 25. Caleb Anderson.....................................1,981.56 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright...........................................6,766.42 2. Rusty Wright...........................................4,532.73 3. Spencer Wright.......................................4,322.33 4. Stetson Wright........................................4,157.37 5. Zeke Thurston.........................................4,124.35 6. Mitch Pollock..........................................3,679.78 7. Sterling Crawley......................................3,609.14 8. Colt Gordon.............................................3,479.90 9. Wade Sundell..........................................3,407.81 10. .Jake Finlay............................................3,209.35 11. Jesse Wright.........................................3,198.32 12. Jacobs Crawley.....................................3,131.50 13. Bradley Harter.......................................2,881.43 14. Taos Muncy...........................................2,752.22 15. Kolby Wanchuk.....................................2,700.89 16. Jake Watson.........................................2,623.70 17. Lefty Holman.........................................2,590.07 18. CoBurn Bradshaw.................................2,430.83 19. Brody Cress..........................................2,368.40

BAREBACK RIDING 1. .Clayton Biglow........................................6,093.25 2. Kaycee Feild............................................4,889.73 3. Steven Dent.............................................3,936.22 4. Caleb Bennett..........................................3,601.11 5. Austin Foss.............................................3,464.00 6. Orin Larsen.............................................3,397.81 7. Richmond Champion..............................3,375.66 8. Wyatt Bloom...........................................3,265.70 9. Tilden Hooper..........................................3,216.38 10. .Jamie Howlett.......................................3,203.90 11. Tanner Aus............................................3,179.33 12. Trenten Montero...................................3,140.00 13. Clint Laye..............................................3,107.38 14. Garrett Shadbolt....................................2,838.10 15. Taylor Broussard...................................2,831.68 16. Logan Patterson....................................2,817.71 17. Wyatt Denny.........................................2,757.20 18. Zach Hibler............................................2,662.39 19. Ty Breuer...............................................2,626.85 20. Shane O’Connell....................................2,461.22 21. Kody Lamb............................................2,390.33 22. Will Lowe..............................................2,280.84 23. Grant Denny..........................................2,162.75 24. Tim O’Connell.......................................2,162.08 25. Leighton Berry......................................2,093.47 STEER WRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson..............................................4,407.98 2. Matt Reeves............................................3,867.48 3. Tyler Waguespack...................................3,801.30 4. J.D. Struxness.........................................3,751.11 5. Stetson Jorgensen..................................3,610.02 6. Dakota Eldridge.......................................3,496.12 7. Hunter Cure.............................................2,968.28 8. Josh Clark...............................................2,929.21 9. Nick Guy..................................................2,894.23 10. .Jace Melvin...........................................2,807.39 11. Will Lummus........................................2,700.37 12. Scott Guenthner....................................2,686.96 13. Cody Devers..........................................2,655.41 14. Levi Rudd..............................................2,400.47 15. .Clayton Hass.........................................2,365.69 16. Stan Branco..........................................2,351.32 17. Riley Duvall...........................................2,294.34 18. Tanner Brunner.....................................2,288.19 19. Blake Knowles.......................................2,280.23 20. Kyle Irwin..............................................2,255.30 21. Tucker Allen..........................................2,191.29 22. Taz Olson..............................................2,084.69 23. Dirk Tavenner........................................2,074.10 24. Justin Shaffer........................................2,011.80 25. Stockton Graves....................................1,985.82 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Clay Tryan...............................................4,863.02 2. Aaron Tsinigine.......................................4,780.37 3. Luke Brown.............................................4,203.64 4. Clay Smith...............................................4,176.74 5. Cody Snow..............................................3,716.50 6. Kaleb Driggers........................................3,444.59 7. Nick Sartain.............................................3,429.33 8. Tate Kirchenschlager...............................3,202.00 9. Chad Masters..........................................3,167.43

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Ryder Wright sets earnings record for regular season Historic SHORT ROUND

W ith two months remaining in the 2019 regular season, Ryder Wright of July 30. The Utah cowboy surpassed Jacobs Crawley’s 2017 total by $828 thanks to the $1,700 he won at the Red Desert Roundup in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 27. “Oh, sweet, I guess I’ll just go home now,” Wright laughed when he found out he set the record. “I’m just kidding, that’s pretty cool. The American was a big part of it.” Although Wright collected $103,000 by broke the regular-season earnings record for saddle bronc riding with $184,880 as

Stetson Wright breaks jaw Rookie Stetson Wright Standings in bull riding and the all-around, broke his jaw during the first round of bull riding at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, July 31. It was unclear when he would return to the arena. “We heard that hockey players take three to six weeks to get back at it,” said Cody Wright, Stetson’s dad. Despite the injury, Stetson posted an 86-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Last Cigarette to take the lead at the Dodge City rodeo, which concludes Aug.4. Stetson was also ranked 18th in saddle bronc riding. He was leading the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings for saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Rookie, who was leading the PRCA | RAM World

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winning The American in Arlington, Texas, in March, $50,000 of it counted toward the PRCA | RAM World Standings. Since moving into first in the world standings after Arlington, Wright has remained the saddle bronc riding leader. “I’ll keep trying to add to it,” Wright said. Wright, 21, set the record for most money won in a single season in saddle bronc riding, including money won at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, with $284,938 in 2017. “I think I’m more confident than I was when I first started rodeoing,” Wright said. “You’re in the pros and getting on harder bucking horses, and you try not to think about it, but it’s in the back of your mind like, ‘How am I going to handle it?’ But now I know I can ride these horses, and that’s a big part.”

Hall of Fame set for anniversary celebration

On Aug. 6, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo., will have a 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Hall of Fame. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (MT) the ProRodeo Hall of Fame will roll back to 1979 admission prices – $2.50 for adults and $1 for children. The day will include a trick roper, petting zoo, stick horse rodeo, Pikes Peak Rangerettes, face painting and temporary tattoos, food trucks, a

presentation of the “Aloha Rodeo” book with an author signing, hourly door prizes, a bouncy house, photo booth, roping dummies, vintage rodeo poster and print sales, and a historic slide presentation. From 4-8 p.m. admission is free. There will be a concert by Narrow Gauge, Wrangler NFR ticket giveaway, Otter Box cooler raffle, children’s activities, adult beverages and a cake.

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Wrangler NFR Fan Contest ongoing

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One rodeo committee will be chosen to win a Massey Ferguson® tractor valued at $35,000 for the good work it does. One applicant for the Sowing Good Deeds initiative is the ABC Pro Rodeo in Lubbock, Texas. The ABC Pro Rodeo committee is made up of eight individuals committed to a five-year term. The rodeo began 77 years ago with the No. 1 goal to support the Lubbock Boys Club. The Boys and Girls club is still the rodeo’s main charity, but it also donates to Susan G. Komen, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. The biggest impact the rodeo has had on the local community is that it has donated more than $2 million to the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club. The ABC Pro Rodeo, through a lot of hard The PRCA is conducting a Wrangler NFR Super Fan Contest. The contest closes Aug. 31. To enter, go to: http://bit.ly/2NJh9QM. Tell why you are the biggest Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Super Fan. Nominate yourself or someone you know by filling out the online form. You can also upload photos and up to 30 seconds of video telling your story. Finalists will be chosen based on how effectively and creatively they convey their ultimate Wrangler NFR fandom in their entry post. A winner will be selected among the finalists via fan voting by PRCA social media followers. The winning Wrangler NFR Super Fan will have their story featured at the 2019 Wrangler NFR pre-show. No purchase necessary. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Any questions,

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The number of 93-point rides or better that rookie bull rider Stetson Wright has had during the 2019 PRCA season. He had a 93.5-point ride on All in Pro Rodeos’ Smoke Show at the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event in Reno, Nev., June 20. He had a 93-point ride on Dakota Rodeo’s Safety Meeting in Cheyenne Wyo., July 28. $864K The combined payout ($864,376) at the Snake River Stampede ($410,502) in Nampa, Idaho, and California Rodeo Salinas ($453,874). The ProRo- deo Tour rodeos also set individual records for their payouts. 3.4 The time in seconds recorded by steer wrestler Riley Duvall in setting a rodeo record at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in Burwell, July 26. The previous record there was 3.6 seconds, shared by Brett Gumb (2013) and Blake Minde- mann (2017).

work with a small group of people, has been able to accomplish notable feats, though there are challenges ahead. The rodeo doesn’t have a permanent home. The Lubbock Memorial Coliseum was the rodeo’s home for nearly 60 years. However, after the rodeo in April the Lubbock Memorial Coliseum was torn down. The ABC Pro Rodeo will be temporarily held at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland, Texas, (about 20 miles away). There are talks for an event center in Lubbock, but nothing is set in stone. The ABC Pro Rodeo committee donates everything it makes, and despite all the uncertainties of a new venue, the rodeo committee will continue its mission to give back to the community. the promotion will be directed to PRCA Headquarters, not Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account before the beginning of the contest period. The PRCA has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. All eligible entries received will be gathered into a database. A finalist will be chosen by the sole discretion of the selection committee. By participating, each entrant grants PRCA permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

ABC Pro Rodeo gives back to Lubbock

As a proud sponsor of the PRCA, AGCO® Corporation, through its brands Hesston® and Massey Ferguson, recognize that PRCA-sanctioned rodeos contribute significant support for local, regional and national charities and organizations. These charitable efforts by rodeo committees are making a positive impact on members of the various communities. Hesston and Massey Ferguson, through its Sowing Good Deeds initiative, want to raise awareness of these local efforts and reward one PRCA committee each year whose impact goes above and beyond.

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