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Turning the Tide Big Times, Big Rides Down in Houston

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CONTENTS MARCH 22, 2019 – VOLUME 67, NO. 6

Josh Garner wrestles his steer in the Championship Shootout in 4.6 seconds to win RodeoHouston, March 16. Photo courtesy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Wrestling for Dollars RodeoHouston

raises ante as cowboys finish fast

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MIDTERM REPORT As 2019 hits midway point, cowboys take stock of their season success. 38

RAD RIDE Bull rider Koby Radley rakes in $4,500 with win in Montgomery, Ala. 34

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INSIDE

6 in his own words 8 cowboy grille 10 he said-she said 12 brain teasers 18 short round 45 results 58 prca notes 59 prca business

RODEOS

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24 Houston, Texas 32 Arcadia, Fla. 34 Montgomery, Ala.

Bull rider Daylon Swearingen rides Frontier Rodeo’s Charlie for 87.5 points to split the win at the 91st annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo. Mike Rastelli photo

STANDINGS

14 prca world 15 prorodeo tour

THE COVER

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Turning the Tide

BigTimes,Big Rides Down in Houston

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Saddle bronc rider Jesse Wright rides Flying U Rodeo’s Flood Tide to win RodeoHouston, March 16.

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IN HIS OWNWORDS: JAKEWATSON NEW APPROACH HAS RIDER AMONGTOP 15

T his winter has been really good. I’ve gone to fewer rodeos this winter than I ever have, but I’ve been having quite a bit of success. I’ve been capitalizing on the good horses that I’ve been drawing. I’ve got some saddle horses down here this year and I prioritized a little bit. I’ve been riding them a little bit more and worked on the mental game a lot so I don’t have to rodeo quite as much to have the same amount of success. I’ve always tried to work on my mental approach, but I feel like I’ve matured in my bronc riding lately. With all the new added money, all the bigger rodeos that have joined this year and all the bronc matches it’s just exciting to be able to have a chance to compete for that much money. Making the Shoot Out at The American was pretty incredible. It all happened so fast. You ride Saturday, then you show up Sunday and ride, and get back on for the short round. I don’t think my adrenaline wore off. Among the success of the winter, probablyThe American is what stands out. It was cool that I got on (Frontier Rodeo’s) Medicine Woman in the short Jake Watson’s one trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo came in 2016. After the winter he’s had, the saddle bronc rider from Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia, is looking like he might be headed to his second Wrangler NFR. As of March 19, Watson, who turns 26 in April, was in sixth place in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $44,982. Watson won $25,000 by finishing second in the Shoot Out at The American in Arlington, Texas, won $8,000 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and won the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Miss.

round. I’d been dreaming of that horse since I was 12 years old. She was a handful, made me work for it. She is dang sure the epitome of a bucking horse, she’s big and strong and gets after it. It was the second time I made the short round at The American. I rode there the year after I made the Finals for the first time. I got bucked off that year. But this year I had some momentum going into it. I had been having some luck in the early winter rodeos. I was just excited to be there. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but hopefully I’ll make it a few more times. This is probably the most fun winter I’ve had so far. We’ve been doing whatever we want and the money has been rolling in. It’s been really good. It feels pretty good to be able to go to the ones you really want to go to and not have to bust your butt all winter and just be able to enjoy it, kind of slow down and make sure you remember all the good parts. I’m traveling with Jake Finlay, Layton Green and Ricky Warren. We get along good and have fun. Nobody has a negative attitude, we’re all upbeat. A bad day of rodeo is still better than most other days. After making the Finals in 2016, I haven’t had a bad year between those (2017 and 2018), but I had a little bit of injury one year and came back too early and wasn’t up to the standards I hold myself up to as a bronc rider. I’m happy with what I’ve been doing this winter, I’m going to keep trying to roll with it the whole time. Like I’ve said before, with rodeo, you’ve got to do it because you love it, you don’t just do it for the money. It lights a fire in you when you’re watching your buddies on TV in Vegas. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be there (in Vegas) in December.

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GRILLE COWBOY

SHADMAYFIELD, an 18-year-old from Clovis, N.M., is in the midst of a successful rookie season. As of March 19, he was second in the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings in tie-down roping with $14,005. Mayfield, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds, is following in the footsteps of his father, Sylvester, who qualified twice for the National Finals Rodeo in 1985 and 1987.

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Is rodeo something you’ve done ever since you were a little kid? Shad: Yes, it was. My dad got me going and helped me every step along the way. I want to follow in his footsteps. He’s my idol. Did you always want to be a tie-down roper? Shad: Yes. That’s what my dad did, so that’s what I was around my whole life. I enjoy the athletic part and the mindset. You have to have a good mental game in (tie-down roping) and have to be athletic to do it. It’s probably the toughest event rodeo has going right now. What’s it like living and growing up in Clovis, N.M.? Shad: It’s really a team roping town. There are a lot of team ropers who live here. My dad was born and raised in Clovis, and I was born and raised there as well. It’s where I call home, and I travel all over the place to go to rodeos. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Shad: Yes. I have a sister, Shelby, and she’s 19. She is a barrel racer, and she’s on the rodeo team at Texas Tech University. From your perspective, how has your rookie year gone so far?

Shad: It has been good. I’m sitting right around the Top 25 in the world standings and I got into San Antonio and I did good there. The first rodeo I went to – the Denver Qualifier – I filled my permit, so I just decided to buy my card. I’m going to go all year and hopefully get a chance to make the National Finals Rodeo. The coolest part of being a PRCA cowboy is getting to travel and seeing different places. What would be going through your mind if you were able to compete at the 2019 Wrangler NFR?

Shad: I’ve been there and watched the NFR – I was there last year watching it. If I made it, I think I would be nervous, and it would be humbling. It would certainly mean a lot for me to be there because it is something I’ve always worked for.

What did it feel like to win $10,000 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February? Shad: That was a big rodeo. I was just glad to be a part of it and rope against those guys and former world champions. I really liked the atmosphere there, and it was pretty cool to get to rope at the home of the San Antonio Spurs. When 2013 Tie-down Roping World Champion Shane Hanchey won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Feb. 23, he gave you high praise. What does that mean to you? Shad: That feels good to have Shane say good things about me. I’ve looked up to all those guys my whole life, and to be able to rope against them and follow in their footsteps is something to be proud of. What horse are you riding?

Shad: I’m riding a horse I own. His name is Cracker. He’s 14. I’ve had him about six months, and I started out the year on him. He’s working great, and he’s a big part of my success. His best quality is probably the fact that he works the same every time, and I trust him. Who are your favorite sports teams? Shad: The Denver Broncos and the Golden State Warriors. When I was a little kid, I had a friend who liked the Broncos and he got me started liking the Broncos. I’ve liked them ever since. Golden State I like because they are a winning a team. What is your favorite restaurant? Shad: Raising Cane’s (Chicken Fingers). I get the chicken strips and sweet tea to drink. What is your favorite dessert? Shad: Pumpkin pie. I try to eat it year-round, but I do eat a lot of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. What is your go-to movie? Shad: Let me think about this. I think it would probably be 8 Seconds . I’ve seen that movie too many times to count. What was your favorite cartoon to watch growing up? Shad: Scooby-Doo! I was always interested in watching that cartoon.

What was the best birthday gift you received? Shad: I got a four-wheeler for my birthday this year.

SHAD MAYFIELD

If you had your choice to listen to one song, what would it be? Shad : Still the Same by Bob Seger. I’ve always liked Bob Seger.

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10QUESTIONS

HE SAID – SHE SAID

Who knows steer wrestler Gary Gilbert better, his wife, Brandy, or his traveling partner, Tee Burress?

GARY

WIFE BRANDY

PARTNER TEE

BRANDY

TEE

GARY

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

Sweet tea

Dr Pepper 10

Sweet tea

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE HORSE?

Balboa

Balboa

Balboa

WHO IS HIS RODEO IDOL?

Tyler Haugen

Tyler Haugen

Tyler Haugen

DOES HE HAVE A SUPERSTITION?

$50 bill

$50 bill

$50 bill

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

Reata steakhouse

Reata steakhouse

Reata steakhouse

WHAT WAS HIS FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT?

Math

Math

Math

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE DESSERT?

Sopapilla cheesecake

Sopapilla cheesecake

Sopapilla cheesecake

WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE RODEO?

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

WHAT IS HIS MOST MEMORABLE WIN?

Circuit finals

Circuit finals

Circuit finals

10 IS HE AN EARLY BIRD OR A NIGHT OWL?

Early bird

Early bird

Early bird

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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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Midway March As March ends, marking six months left in the regular season, lets look at this year’s leaders and last year’s leaders at this point. 1. Find the leaders in each event as of March 19, 2018. BB: Caleb Bennett, $41,487 SW: Dakota Eldridge, $34,307 TR Header: Clay Smith, $40,437 TR Heeler: Paul Eaves, $40,437 SB: Jacobs Crawley, $63,794 TD: Blane Cox, $43,735 GB: Hailey Kinsel, $85,332 SR: Scott Snedecor, $35,642 BR: Sage Kimzey, $78,999 2. Find the leaders from this season as of March 19.

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

BB: Kaycee Field, $104,013 SW: Ty Erickson, $85,708

TR Header: Ty Blasingame, $71,832 TR Heeler: Ryan Motes, $70,166

SB: Ryder Wright, $102,260 TD: Michael Otero, $70,966 GB: Nellie Miller, $66,097 SR: Vin Fisher Jr., $25,009 BR: Trevor Kastner, $78,340 BONUS QUESTIONS

1. Who led the all-around standings at this point in 2018? 2. Who was leading the 2019 all-around standings as of March 19?

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2019 PRCA RAM WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial as of March 19, 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......................... $65,282 2. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 45,060 3. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 42,130 4. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 34,750 5. Stetson Wright, Beaver, Utah......................... 28,940 6. Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga................... 28,471 7. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 27,029 8. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss................... 23,953 9. Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss............................... 22,335 10. Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D..................................... 17,146 11. Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga.................................... 15,048 12. Delon Parker, Worden, Mont.......................... 11,515 13. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas.............. 11,199 14. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas....................... 10,707 15. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash................. 9,830 16. Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, Mont........................... 9,181 17. Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn.................. 8,874 18. Darren Morgan, Fort Ann, N.Y.......................... 8,002 BAREBACK RIDING 1. Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah......................... $104,013 2. Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba......................... 80,258 3. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D................................. 66,282 4. R. Champion, The Woodlands, Texas............. 60,604 5. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas...................... 44,231 6. Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif...................... 39,856 7. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La.................. 34,688 8. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 31,279 9. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas............................ 29,685 10. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore...................... 28,175 11. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev............................. 26,842 12. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan....................... 25,223 13. R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif................. 24,324 14. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo........................... 23,457 15. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont....................... 22,227 16. Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo................... 20,884 17. Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta.......................... 20,881 18. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn...................... 20,532 19. Blake Smith, Zap, N.D.................................... 19,689 20. Jamie Howlett, Rapid City, S.D. ..................... 19,353 STEERWRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont............................ $85,708 2. Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif........................... 66,096 3. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.................... 55,395 4. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas.......................... 42,870 5. Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala........................... 36,935 6. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta.................. 33,005 7. Stephen Culling, Fort St. John, B.C................ 30,908 8. Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D............................. 30,881 9. Will Lummus, West Point, Miss..................... 27,949 10. Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta.................... 27,724 11. Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont............................ 26,623 12. Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla................ 25,276 13. Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas...................... 25,042 14. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore......................... 23,719 15. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss....................... 20,723 16. Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla........................... 19,574 17. Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan........................ 19,488 18. Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La............................... 18,834 19. Jacob Edler, State Center, Iowa...................... 16,955 20. Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont........... 16,519 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo........................ $71,832 2. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla......................... 61,887 3. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash....................... 46,143 4. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla........................ 37,231 5. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C............................ 36,220 6. Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo.................. 35,447 7. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M........................ 34,142 8. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont............................... 31,621 9. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn...................... 28,445 10. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas............................... 27,380

11. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga......................... 24,505 12. Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.......................... 23,096 13. Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla...................... 22,274 14. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz............................. 21,772 15. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz..................... 18,262 16. Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss............................... 17,582 17. Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla........ 17,241 18. Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C........................... 16,405 19. Billy Bob Brown, Carbon, Texas..................... 16,379 20. Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo........................... 15,051 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas.................. $70,166 2. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.............................. 69,180 3. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash...................... 46,143 4. Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo............................... 44,414 5. Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.................... 34,142 6. Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas.............................. 32,476 7. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla................................. 31,621 8. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan............................ 29,731 9. Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.................. 29,533 10. J. Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil ....... 24,505 11. Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas........................... 24,432 12. Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas.............. 23,096 13. Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas.................... 22,274 14. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.............................. 18,262 15. Tyler Worley, Berryville, Ark........................... 18,196 16. Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.................. 18,160 17. Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla........................... 17,241 18. Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M............................. 15,793 19. Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas.................. 14,802 20. Coleby Payne, Lipan, Texas............................ 14,488 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah....................... $102,260 2. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta.................. 71,277 3. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 70,452 4. Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas...................... 54,461 5. Bradley Harter, Loranger, La........................... 50,115 6. Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C.................. 44,982 7. Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah....................... 43,239 8. Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont................... 43,085 9. Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 41,712 10. Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas............. 37,406 11. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas....................... 36,040 12. Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta.................... 30,957 13. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa........................ 29,557 14. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La................................ 23,923 15. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont....................... 20,553 16. Jake Finlay, Goondiwindi, Australia................ 20,470 17. J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D............................. 19,735 18. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta....... 19,440 19. Lefty Holman, Visalia, Calif............................. 18,603 20. Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La.......................... 17,743 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas............... $70,966 2. Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas............................ 64,682 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas........................... 61,875 4. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La........................... 53,584 5. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 44,319 6. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 39,407 7. Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas.................... 38,239 8. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas....... 33,116 9. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas......................... 27,044 10. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont...................... 26,954 11. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas........................... 26,747 12. Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga........................ 26,354 13. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.............................. 25,998 14. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla........................ 24,774 15. Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.......................... 22,641 16. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas.................... 22,437 17. Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla....................... 20,028 18. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.......................... 19,853 19. Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas.......................... 17,982

20. Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta......................... 17,687 STEER ROPING 1. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas...................... $25,009 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 20,718 3. Shay Good, Abilene, Texas............................. 13,255 4. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo...................... 13,054 5. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas............................ 12,319 6. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas........... 11,637 7. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 10,928 8. Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas............................ 10,638 9. Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.......................... 9,807 10. Cole Patterson, Pratt, Kan................................ 8,635 11. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas......................... 8,344 12. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas............................. 6,469 13. Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla....................... 6,238 14. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D............................. 5,776 15. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla........................... 5,507 16. Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas...................... 5,501 17. Bill Benson, Laurel, Mont................................. 5,373 18. Ora Taton, Rapid City, S.D................................ 5,347 19. Travis Mills, Gillette, Wyo................................. 5,062 20. Will McBride, Ogallala, Neb.............................. 4,909 BULL RIDING 1. Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla............................ $78,340 2. Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla................. 67,574 3. Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla...................... 60,500 4. Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.......................... 55,433 5. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas................ 51,406 6. Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas............................... 45,532 7. Stetson Wright, Beaver, Utah......................... 36,078 8. Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah..................... 34,722 9. Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho............ 33,476 10. J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas...................... 31,170 11. Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M............................. 30,859 12. Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah.............................. 29,663 13. Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas.................... 28,299 14. Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore......................... 27,557 15. Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho.............................. 27,554 16. Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas.............................. 27,247 17. Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga................... 26,061 18. Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas............ 25,696 19. Aaron Williams, Pismo Beach, Calif............... 25,296 20. Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho.......................... 24,806 *2019 BARREL RACING (Through March 19, 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. Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas..............................55,636 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas...............54,327 4. Jennifer Sharp, Richards, Texas........................44,367 5. Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas..........................42,805 6. Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo....................................33,668 7. Ivy Conrado, Nowata, Okla................................31,656 8. Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla...............................30,967 9. Dona Rule, Minco, Texas..................................29,148 10. Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. ............................28,448 11. Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas.......26,560 12. Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.................25,740 13. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D............................25,022 14. Sabra O’Quinn, Ocala, Fla................................24,846 15. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas..................24,084 16. Teri Bangart, Olympia, Wash...........................23,664 17. Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Fla............................20,841 18. Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.......................19,879 19. Carley Cervi, Roggen, Colo.............................19,875 20. Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas..........................19,573

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Unofficial as of March 12, 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. Richmond Champion..............................1,684.17 2. .Ty Breuer.................................................1,656.46 3. .Orin Larsen.............................................1,648.48 4. Clint Laye................................................1,207.00 5. Steven Dent.............................................1,185.25 6. .Clayton Biglow........................................1,117.86 7. Kaycee Feild............................................1,075.48 8. Caleb Bennett..........................................1,063.94 9. Wyatt Denny...........................................1,042.35 10. .Shane O’Connell.......................................785.26 11. Taylor Broussard......................................734.76 12. Connor Hamilton......................................693.29 13. Kody Lamb...............................................687.40 14. Steven Peebles.........................................643.77 15. .Seth Hardwick..........................................638.53 16. Tilden Hooper..........................................618.68 17. Tanner Aus...............................................595.88 18. Jamie Howlett..........................................521.71 19. R.C. Landingham.....................................510.37 20. Austin Foss..............................................506.29 21. Bill Tutor...................................................481.37 22. Wyatt Bloom............................................460.88 23. Dantan Bertsch........................................442.55 24. Garrett Shadbolt.......................................414.17 25. Pascal Isabelle.........................................407.22 STEERWRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson..............................................1,975.14 2. Stephen Culling.......................................1,179.62 3. Tyler Waguespack...................................1,085.02 4. Hunter Cure.............................................1,029.21 5. Josh Clark..................................................960.36 6. .Tyler Pearson.............................................663.04 7. Eli Lord.......................................................658.19 8. Justin Shaffer.............................................625.00 9. Scott Guenthner.........................................617.80 10. .Chason Floyd...........................................605.86 11. Riley Duvall..............................................580.72 12. Wade Steffen............................................550.00 . Tucker Allen..............................................550.00 14. Blake Knowles..........................................541.01 15. Cody Devers.............................................500.73 16. Curtis Cassidy..........................................468.51 17. Will Lummus...........................................454.40 18. Dakota Eldridge........................................422.60 19. Levi Rudd.................................................391.30 20. .Cody Cassidy...........................................385.00 21. Tanner Milan............................................375.00 22. Bubba Boots............................................374.81 23. Jace Melvin..............................................372.04 24. Tanner Brunner........................................368.62 25. Jacob Edler..............................................356.45 TEAM ROPING (HEADING) 1. Luke Brown.............................................1,317.60 2. Coleman Proctor.....................................1,136.37 3. Riley Minor..............................................1,126.44 4. Clay Tryan..................................................994.27 5. Clay Smith..................................................963.51 6. Tate Kirchenschlager..................................961.08 7. Clayton Van Aken.......................................856.15 8. Cory Kidd V................................................823.78 9. Ty Blasingame............................................749.35

20. Jade Blackwell..........................................539.28 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. .Rhen Richard..........................................1,253.59 2. Timber Moore.........................................1,234.61 3. Shane Hanchey.......................................1,230.35 4. Marty Yates.............................................1,088.70 5. Tuf Cooper.................................................970.24 6. Jake Pratt...................................................939.75 7. Tyson Durfey..............................................865.48 8. Caleb Smidt................................................821.66 9. Cooper Martin............................................791.86 10. .Michael Otero...........................................600.01 11. Haven Meged...........................................596.01 12. Riley Pruitt...............................................546.82 13. Trevor Brazile...........................................523.71 14. Ty Harris...................................................517.33 15. Adam Gray...............................................488.18 16. Cody Craig...............................................483.10 17. Trent Creager...........................................478.38 18. Ryle Smith...............................................463.20 19. Shad Mayfield..........................................458.77 20. Stetson Vest.............................................456.66 21. Caddo Lewallen........................................455.00 . Clif Cooper...............................................455.00 23. Kyle Lucas................................................416.73 24. Monty Lewis............................................398.21 25. Ryan Jarrett.............................................382.33 BULL RIDING 1. J.T. Moore...............................................1,190.86 2. Brody Yeary................................................993.98 3. Jeff Askey...................................................959.55 4. Cody Teel....................................................878.38 5. .Josh Frost..................................................846.76 6. Daylon Swearingen....................................815.27 7. .J.W. Harris.................................................750.00 8. Stetson Wright...........................................669.44 9. Parker Breding...........................................654.88 10. .Foster McCraw.........................................650.00 11. Roscoe Jarboe.........................................637.24 12. Jordan Spears..........................................636.53 13. .Garrett Wickett.........................................600.00 14. Brady Portenier........................................592.88 15. .Joseph McConnel....................................562.08 16. Aaron Williams.........................................556.09 17. Tanner Bothwell.......................................550.00 18. Trey Kimzey..............................................547.86 19. .Dalan Duncan...........................................483.66 20. Garrett Smith...........................................471.53 21. Clayton Sellars.........................................463.14 22. Callum Miller............................................449.85 23. Tristan Mize..............................................423.94 24. Ty Wallace................................................394.62 25. Chase Outlaw...........................................375.00

10. .JoJo LeMond...........................................673.54 11. Steven Duby.............................................613.55 12. Aaron Tsinigine........................................584.23 13. Kaleb Driggers.........................................577.47 14. .Lightning Aguilera....................................561.59 15. Marcus Theriot.........................................549.73 16. Logan Olson.............................................516.16 17. Derrick Begay...........................................512.82 18. .Adam Rose..............................................501.19 19. Cody Snow...............................................482.70 20. Chad Masters...........................................477.04 21. .Pace Freed...............................................457.16 22. Nick Sartain..............................................441.09 23. Spencer Mitchell......................................425.68 24. Matt Sherwood........................................391.90 25. Rhen Richard...........................................379.22 TEAM ROPING (HEELING) 1. Paul Eaves...............................................1,317.60 2. .Ryan Motes.............................................1,136.37 3. Brady Minor............................................1,126.44 4. Ross Ashford..........................................1,070.17 5. Trey Yates...................................................982.77 6. Jake Long...................................................963.51 7. Cullen Teller................................................856.15 8. Logan Medlin.............................................823.78 9. Travis Graves.............................................791.79 10. .Junior Nogueira.......................................577.47 11. Ty Arnold..................................................561.59 12. Brandon Bates.........................................550.00 13. Coleby Payne...........................................549.73 14. Jason Duby..............................................516.45 15. .Blaine Vick...............................................516.16 16. Cory Petska..............................................512.82 17. Jett Hillman..............................................501.19 18. .Wesley Thorp...........................................482.70 19. Joseph Harrison.......................................477.04 20. .Jade Anderson.........................................459.70 21. Cody Doescher.........................................455.11 22. Matt Kasner..............................................445.25 23. Austin Rogers..........................................441.09 24. .Russell Cardoza.......................................437.34 25. Jake Minor...............................................362.89 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright...........................................1,915.07 2. Rusty Wright...........................................1,764.87 3. Zeke Thurston.........................................1,543.74 4. .Spencer Wright.......................................1,519.42 5. Jake Watson............................................1,152.36 6. Wade Sundell..........................................1,046.33 7. Bradley Harter.........................................1,018.23 8. Sterling Crawley.........................................990.95 9. Wyatt Casper..............................................934.38 10. .Mitch Pollock...........................................886.31 11. Jake Finlay...............................................853.50 12. Isaac Diaz.................................................813.17 13. Jesse Wright............................................779.24 14. Chase Brooks...........................................694.43 15. Dawson Hay.............................................679.29 16. Kolby Wanchuk........................................607.04 17. Jesse Kruse..............................................588.78 18. Alex Wright..............................................565.66 19. Joey Sonnier III........................................541.62 .

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The estimated number of volunteers who help at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. RodeoHouston concluded March 16. The combined money earned by bareback rider Kaycee Feild ($95,167), saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright ($86,333), bareback rider Orin Larsen ($79,500), tie-down roper Caleb Smidt ($63,125) and steer wrestler Ty Erickson ($62,875) during the lucrative three-rodeo run of the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, The American in Arlington, Texas, and RodeoHouston. The estimated payout for the 2019 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., which ran March 21-24 at the Silver Spurs Arena.

PRCA announces sponsorship with GOLD BUCKLE BEER The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announced its national partnership with GOLD BUCKLE BEER, March 18. The alliance ignites GOLD BUCKLE BEER’s efforts to be the beverage of choice for the champions and fans of rodeo. By stepping up as the Official Beer of the PRCA, GOLD BUCKLE BEER enters the rodeo scene with a significant commitment to the sport. “The initial concept stemmed from recognizing the achievement of winning a coveted Gold Buckle and becoming a World Champion,” said Jessica Wahlert, GOLD BUCKLE BEER’s Marketing Manager. “We applaud the effort and dedication that the rodeo athletes and committees put forth to see those Gold Buckle dreams come true. As a proud sponsor of the PRCA, we look forward to celebrating the sport of rodeo and its Gold Buckle champions.” As the No. 1 sanctioning body of professional rodeo, the PRCA is continually searching for ways to develop lasting relationships that benefit the sport. The GOLD BUCKLE BEER partnership will provide substantial support to the PRCA, and its rodeo committees and contestants. In addition to significant annual committed sponsorship support, this multi-year agreement also provides the PRCA with a percentage of every can, bottle or draw of GOLD BUCKLE BEER sold. “We are extremely excited by this new partnership with GOLD BUCKLE BEER,” PRCA CEO George Taylor said. “This multi-year agreement shows GOLD BUCKLE BEER’S commitment to rodeo and to the PRCA, and is further proof of the great partnerships the PRCA is dedicated to securing in order to benefit its members, committees and cowboys.” Contestants and fans saw GOLD BUCKLE BEER’s national partnership for the first time in Kissimmee, Fla., at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (March 21-24). More details regarding GOLD BUCKLE BEER’s involvement at individual rodeos will be announced in the coming months.

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Patton new general manager for Pendleton Round-Up A historic chapter in Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon’s history will come to an end while the next chapter begins with the announcement of the hiring of the organizations’ second general manager. The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon announced March 21 that Erika Patton has been named general manager. Patton will start April 1 after

succeeding the organizations’ first general manager, Casey Beard, after a planned retirement announcement. Patton has an exten-

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sive business management back- ground and a wealth of civic board participation over the last several years. Patton is the business manager for the Intermountain ESD and was formerly a vice president at Banner Bank. “I feel honored to have been selected to be part of this iconic organization and can’t wait to get started,” Patton said in a press release. “I look forward to being part of its future.” Patton lives in the Pendleton area with her husband and two children, all who are active in rodeo. “Erika has the talent, energy and background to successfully lead our day-to-day operations and execute strategic plan- ning necessary to navigate the rapid growth of the Pendleton Round-Up Association,” Round-Up President Dave O’Neill said. “It is especially rewarding to bring on somebody from our area that knows our story and is personally invested in our com- munity. That truly is a template for success.”

Tough Enough To Wear Pink donates more than $34,000 More than $34,000 was distrib- uted between two local cancer support organizations from the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up’s 2018 Tough Enough To Wear Pink (TETWP) campaign during a presenta- tion at the Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame, March 14. The Round-Up Association’s TETWP allocated $34,257 in 2018 funds between the St. Anthony Hospital Cancer Care Clinic and the Kickin’ Cancer New Beginnings program. This is the second-most amount the campaign has raised (the most was in 2015, with more than $39,000 raised). Contributions came from sponsorships, TETWP merchandise sales, donations from spectators and volunteers, custom pink TETWP Justin Boots and custom Montana Silversmiths jewelry raffle ticket sales, pink Wrangler shirt sales, collector’s pin sales, tips donated by Let ’er Buck Room volunteers on TETWP day during Round-Up, and the Justin Boots Slack After Party. “We’re so appreciative of the community’s gen- erosity in this campaign,” said Casey White-Zollman, co-chair of the Round-Up’s TETWP campaign. “Seeing everyone come together in pink during Round-Up to show their support for cancer survivors and patients is so powerful.”

This high-profile event not only raises breast cancer awareness to the thousands of visitors who come to the Round-Up each year, but 100 percent of the proceeds stay within the Pendleton community. The two organiza- tions benefiting from the TETWP campaign help local patients from time of diagnosis through recovery. The Kick’n Cancer program provides free massage, personal training and Pilates classes for recovering patients, while the St. Anthony Cancer Care Clinic provides breast prosthetics, mastectomy bras, post-op camisoles, lymphedema sleeves, pads and gloves, mastectomy swimwear, wigs, financial help, and mileage reimbursement for cancer patients. “TETWP wouldn’t be possible without the com- mitment from our sponsors, the Pendleton Round-Up, community members and our amazing volunteers,” said Jill Gregg, co-chair of the Round-Up’s TETWP campaign. “We are very thankful for their continued support to make this event a success.” The Pendleton Round-Up Association’s TETWP campaign will celebrate its 14th year in 2019. Anyone interested in serving as a TETWP sponsor can contact event co-chairs Casey White-Zollman, cmwzollman@gmail.com, or Jill Gregg, jill.c.gregg@ gmail.com.

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Saddle bronc rider Will Pollock, an 18-year-old permit holder from Texas, had a wild ride when he was bucked off at the Goliad (Texas) County Fair & Rodeo, March 15. William Kierce photo

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Throwdown Otero wins RodeoHouston for $54,250 payday

Michael Otero won RodeoHouston for the first time in 16 years of PRCA competition, and he did it one month after winning the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo. Photo courtesy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

TOPS AT HOUSTON — Feb. 25-March 16 BAREBACK RIDING BY MATT NABER T ie-down roper Michael Otero has been on the cusp of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo many times since joining the PRCA in 2003, and the 2019 season already is shaping up to be the year to achieve his lifelong goal, especially after winning RodeoHouston. “I feel like I’ve been living my life right, and things are easier because of

that,” Otero said. “I feel like I’m in God’s favor in helping me draw the right calves and I’m older and more experienced in roping, so that helps a bunch.” He ranked as high as 19th in the world standings in 2015 and has won big rodeos such as Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2012 and the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo in 2015. Now, he’s on a roll, winning $54,250 at RodeoHouston in March and $13,263 at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo in February.

STEER WRESTLING 1. Josh Garner ............................ 4.6 sec. 2. Kyle Irwin ....................................... 4.8 3. Will Lummus .................................. 5.1 4. Blake Knowles .............................. 16.8

TEAM ROPING 1. T. Blasingame/K. Lockett ........ 5.0 sec. 2. J. Cooper/C. Anderson ................... 5.3 3. C. Tryan/T. Graves .......................... 9.9 4. P. Tierney/T. Braden ...................... 19.8

SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Jesse Wright ............................ 86 pts. 2. Zeke Thurston ................................. 76 Cody DeMoss...................................NS Dawson Hay.....................................NS

1. Kaycee Feild .............................. 92 pts. 2. (tie) Ty Breuer .................................. 90 Richmond Champion ....................... 90 4. Tilden Hooper .................................. 89

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