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PECOS, Texas – Chris Harris must like west Texas. He definitely likes Deuces Night, one of the up-and-coming great bucking horses from Carr Pro Rodeo.

Chris Harris

Chris Harris

For the second straight year, Harris matched moves with Deuces Night to win bareback riding at the West of the Pecos Rodeo; this year he earned $3,278 for his win at the 129th edition of the World’s Oldest Rodeo with an 87-point ride on the 6-year-old mare sired by the great bucking stallion Night Jacket.

Harris told Lee Scheide of the Odessa American that the young horse is showy, flashy and a good horse to get on.

“You just got to do your job,” Harris said in the publication.
That’s been the case for the last year concerning the bucking beast, who led world champion Kelly Timberman to the 10th-round victory at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the first of what should be many trips to ProRodeo’s grand finale for the athletic horse. This past April, she guided Kaycee Field to a 90-point, round-tying ride during the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo championship in Oklahoma City.

“She has just been phenomenal all year,” said Scotty Spencer, a Carr Pro Rodeo cowboy who cares for the animal athletes. “With the 117-degree temperatures all week in here, it’s tough on everyone, including the animals.

“But even with the extreme conditions, all the animals were really outstanding.”

That’s saying something. Many parts of Texas have seen several weeks of triple-digit high temperatures, and that plays a role into how well any athlete performs.

It might not make a difference to Charlie’s Bandito, though. In Pecos, NFR veteran Tate Stratton and the Carr Pro Rodeo bull worked together for 89 points to win the rodeo and $3,809 – it was the second time in three weeks that Charlie’s Bandito has guided cowboys to rodeo championships; he helped Jacob O’Mara to the win in Stephenville, Texas, two weeks before.

“I knew he was a good bull,” said Stratton of Kellyville, Okla. “I just sat in the middle of him the whole time. He just felt so good. I was a little surprised at the score, because I didn’t have a lot of pressure on that ride. It just felt like driving a Cadillac, just really nice in the middle.”

Spencer, who serves as one of the bullfighters during the rodeo, saw the action closer than almost anyone else in Pecos.

“Tate’s an outstanding cowboy that made a great ride on one of our bulls that should go to the NFR this year,” Spencer said.

There were plenty of big winners in Pecos, which has a grand history in the sport of rodeo. In fact, one of the greatest cowboys in the game, 14-time world champion Trevor Brazile, won the all-around title.

Other winners were steer wrestler Ben Goodman, 9.8 seconds on two runs; team ropers Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz, 15.3 on two runs; tie-down roper Sterling Smith, 19.8 on two; barrel racer Cassie Moseley rounded the cloverleaf pattern in 17.54 seconds for first; steer ropers Kim Ziegelgruber and Cody Scheck, 41.6 on three; and saddle bronc riders Cody Angland and Seth Schafer posted 83s on horses that have bucked at the NFR.

Schafer rode veteran bronc Coffee Bean to collect his $2,782, while Angland matched moves with True Lies.

“Cody rode True Lies in that last performance, and he was really good,” Spencer said. “That’s probably the best I’d seen that horse all year.

“We’ve changed our feeding program at the ranch, and it’s taken quite a bit of weight off Coffee Bean. She’s probably been the best I’ve seen her since I’ve been around. She’s bucked like the NFR-caliber horse that she is, and Seth couldn’t have ridden her any better.”

West of the Pecos Rodeo
Pecos, Texas
June 22-25
All-around cowboy:
Trevor Brazile, $3,329, team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping.
Bareback riding: 1. Chris Harris, 87 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dueces Night, $3,278; 2. (tie) Steven Peebles and Will Lowe, 86, $2,185 each; 4. Kaycee Feild, 85, $1,202; 5. (tie) Tilden Hooper and J.R. Vezain, 84, $656 each; 7. (tie) Jared Smith and Kelly Timberman, 83, $382 each.
Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Ben Goodman, 4.6 seconds, $1,414; 2. (tie) Brad McGilchrist and Nick Guy, 4.7, $1,048 each; 4. Clayton Tuchscherer, 4.8, $683; 5. Casey Martin, 4.9, $439; 6. Jacob Talley, 5.4, $244. Second round: 1. Darrell Petrky, 4.6 seconds, $1,414; 2. Jabe Anderson III, 5.1, $1,170; 3. (tie) Ben Goodman, Kyle Calllaway and Chance Campbell, 5.2, $683 each; 6. Clayton Tuchscherer, 5.3, $244. Average: 1. Ben Goodman, 9.8 seconds on two head, $1,414; 2. Clayton Tuchscherer, 10.1, $1,170; 3. (tie) Jabe Anderson III and Darrell Petry, 11.2, $805 each; 5. Cal Urbanek, 12.1, $439; 6. Brent Lassetter, 12.2, $244.
Team roping: First round: 1. Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 7.5 seconds, $2,015 each; 2. Brock Hanson/B.J. Campbell, 8.1, $1,668; 3. Matt Sherwood/Cory Petska, 8.2, $1,320; 4. (tie) Waylon McCurley/Travis Woodard and Charly Crawford/Russell Cardoza, 8.3, $799 each; 6. (tie) Turtle Powell/Jhett Johnson, Justin Yost/Kyle Crick and Ty Blasingame/Cody Hintz, 8.8, $116 each. Second round: 1. Erich Rogers/Kory Koontz, 5.9 seconds, $2,015 each; 2. David Key/Justin Wade Davis, 7.5, $1,668; 3. (tie) Colby Lovell/Bobby Harris and David Motes/Ryon Tittel, 7.6, $1,147 each; 5. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 8.2, $625; 6. (tie) Turtle Powell/Jhett Johnson and Jake Barnes/Walt Woodard, 8.3, $174 each. Average: 1. Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 16.3 seconds on two head, $3,023 each; 2. Turtle Powell/Jhett Johnson, 17.1, $2,501; 3. Brock Hanson/B.J. Campbell, 17.2, $1,980; 4. Justin Yost/Kyle Crick, 17.3, $1,459; 5. Charly Crawford/Russell Cardoza, 18.2, $938; 6. (tie) Jeremy Mascorro/Quisto Lopez and Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 20.3, $261 each.
Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Seth Schafer, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Coffee Bean, and Cody Angland, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s True Lies, 83 points, $2,782 each; 3. Jace Garrett, 79, $1,785; 4. (tie) Sam Spreadborough and Weston Ireland, 78, $945 each; 6. (tie) Steven Dent and Jacobs Crawley, 77, $472 each; 8. (tie) Kobyn Williams and Taos Muncy, 76, $157 each.
Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Justin Maass, 8.5 seconds, $1,733; 2. Jeff Chapman, 9.3, $1,507; 3. Caleb Smidt, 9.5, $1,281; 4. Jerome Schneeberger, 9.6, $1,055; 5. (tie) E.J. Roberts, Chase Williams and Will Kiker, 9.9, $603 each; 8. (tie) Neal Felton and Trent Walls, 10.0, $75 each. Second round: 1. Sterling Smith, 8.7 seconds, $1,733; 2. Charley Russell, 9.4, $1,507; 3. (tie) Seth Childers and Cort Smith, 9.7, $1,168 each; 5. Monty Lewis, 10.0, $829; 6. Scott Kormos, 10.2, $603; 7. Chance Means, 10.5, $377; 8. Fred Whitfield, 11.1, $151. Average: 1. Sterling Smith, 19.6 seconds on two head, $1,733; 2. Seth Childers, 20.3, $1,507; 3. Monty Lewis, 20.7, $1,281; 4. (tie) Chance Means and Cort Smith, 21.0, $942 each; 6. Jeff Chapman, 21.6, $603; 7. (tie) Fred Whitfield and Caleb Smidt, 21.9, $264 each.
Barrel racing: 1. Cassie Moseley, 17.54 seconds, $2,856; 2. Carlee Pierce, 17.57, $2,427; 3. Tana Renick, 17.60, $1,999; 4. Maegan Reichert, 17.73, $1,713; 5. Rainy Graham, 17.79, $1,428; 6. Lindsey Ewing, 17.80, $999; 7. (tie) Margaret Stephenson and Angie Meadors, 17.81, $643 each; 9. Jeanne Anderson, 17.84, $500; 10. Judi Reed, 17.89, $428; 11. Whitney Baker, 17.94, $357; 12. Julie Hardcastle, 17.95, $286.
Steer roping: First round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 12.1 seconds, $1,821; 2. Ty Herd, 12.2, $1,507; 3. Scott Snedecor, 12.4, $1,193; 4. Cody Scheck, 12.5, $879; 5. Chet Herren, 12.7, $565; 6. Cody Lee, 12.9, $314. Second round: 1. Bryce Davis, 10.7 seconds, $1,821; 2. Trevor Brazile, 11.3, $1,507; 3. Shay Good, 11.9, $1,193; 4. Ralph Williams, 12.0, $879; 5. Buster Record Jr., 12.2, $565; 6. Walter Priestly, 12.8, $314. Third round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 10.8 seconds, $1,821; 2. Mike Chase, 11.6, $1,507; 3. Cody Lee, 11.8, $1,193; 4. J.B. Whatley, 11.9, $879; 5. Cody Garnett, 12.1, $565; 6. (tie) Kim Ziegelgruber and Ty Herd, 12.5, $157 each. Average: 1. (tie) Kim Ziegelgruber and Cody Scheck, 41.6 seconds on three head, $2,497 each; 3. Riley Christophersen, 42.8, $1,790; 4. J.B. Whatley, 43.7, $1,319; 5. Dan Fisher, 44.2, $848; 6. Paul Patton, 44.7, $471.
Bull riding: 1. Tate Stratton, 89 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Charlie’s Banditio, $3,809; 2. Dustin Larsen, 87, $2,920; 3. Cooper Kanngiesser, 86, $2,159; 4. (tie) Travis Atkinson and Beau Schroeder, 83, $1,143 each; 6. Cody Teel, 80, $635; 7. (tie) Luke Haught and J.W. Harris, 79, $444 each.
Total payoff: $166,256. Stock contractor: Carr Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretaries: Delia Walls and Sand Gwatney. Officials: Butch Kirby, Cliff Overstreet, Travis Howe and Chuck Hoss. Timers: Denise Adams and Jayme Pemberton. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Specialty act: Tim Lepard. Bullfighters: Scotty Spencer and Chad Beavers. Clown/barrelman: Tim Lepard. Flankman: Pete Carr. Chute bosses: Pete Carr and John Gwatney. Pickup men: Paul Peterson, Guy Allen and Shandon Stalls.

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