postheadericon First round in timed events is complete

The first round of the timed events at Dodge City Roundup Arena is complete, and the winners look like a list of who’s who in ProRodeo.

Dean Gorsuch

Dean Gorsuch

Two-time world champion Dean Gorsuch won the steer wrestling with a 3.9-second run and will compete in his second round during tonight’s performance, which begins at 7:45 at Roundup Arena. Bray Armes still leads the two-run average and is a lock to qualify for Sunday’s championship round.

Turtle Powell, the 2011 heading world champion, worked with his partner Dugan Kelly to win the first round in team roping with a 4.3, which happened Friday morning. That tandem will be back Sunday night.

Former NFR average champion Jerome Schneeberger not only leads the tie-down roping average, but he earned the lion’s share of the first-round money with an 8.5-second run two days ago. Meanwhile, barrel racer Sabrina Ketcham blistered a 16.87-second run this morning, scoring the fastest run of the rodeo so far.

After tonight’s performance, we’ll pay out the second round in the timed events and the long round in the roughstock events, and we’ll know the qualifiers that will chase the coveted Dodge City titles tomorrow.

Dodge City Roundup Rodeo
Dodge City, Kan.
July 31-Aug. 4
Steer wrestling: First round leaders:
1. 3. Dean Gorsuch, 3.9 seconds, $2,747; 2. Beau Clark, 4.0, $2,489; 3. Casey Martin, 4.2, $2,031; 4. (tie) Matt Reeves and Sean Thomas, 4.3, $1,493 each; 6. Chad Van Campen, 4.4, $956; 7. (tie) Ty Willick and K.C. Jones, 4.5, $418. Second round leaders: 1. Bray Armes, 3.2 seconds; 2. Casey Martin, 4.0; 3. (tie) Ben Shofner, John Kloeckler and Jason Thomas, 4.1; 6. Dru Melvin, 4.2; 7. Kody Woodward, 4.3; 8. Monty Eakin, 4.4. Average leaders: 1. Bray Armes, 7.8 seconds on two runs; 2. Casey Martin, 8.2; 3. Seth Brockman, 9.4; 4. Riley Duvall, 9.7; 5. Shayde Etherton, 10.0; 6. Ben Shofner, 10.1; 7. Cody Pratt, 11.1; 8. Jule Hazen, 11.5.

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. Turtle Powell/Dugan Kelly, 4.3 seconds, $2,470 each; 2. (tie) Charly Crawford/Ryan Motes and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, $4.8, $1,987 each; 4. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Matt Kasner and Brady Tryan/Cody Doescher, 4.9, $1,343 each; 6. (tie) Spencer Mitchell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 5.0, $537 each. Second round leaders: 1. Justin Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 4.5 seconds; 2. Matt Sherwood/Tommy Zuniga, 4.6; 3. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves and Garrett Tonozzi/York Gill, 4.8; 5. (tie) Paul David Tierney/Jared Bilby and Landon McClaugherty, 4.9; 7. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.1; 8. Colby Lovell/Martin Lucero, 5.2. Average: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 9.9 seconds on two runs; 2. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 10.1; 3. Coleman Proctor/Matt Kasner, 10.4; 4. Colby Lovell/Martin Lucero, 10.7; 4. Turtle Powell/Dugan Kelly, 11.0; 6. Caleb Smidt, 12.0; 7. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Jake Orman/Corey Hendrick, 12.1.

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Jerome Schneeberger, 8.5 seconds,$2,370; 2. E.J. Roberts, 9.0, $2,081; 3. Cody Ohl, 9.1, $1,751; 4. (tie) Bryson Sechrist and Landon McClaugherty, 9.3, $1,288 each; 6. (tie) Ben Madsen, Josh Peek and Scott Kormos, 9.4, $515 each. Second round leaders: 1. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Hunter Herrin, 7.8 seconds; 3. (tie) Fred Whitfield and Ryan Watkins, 8.1; 5. (tie) Paul David Tierney and Clint Carpenter, 8.4; 7. (tie) Clint Cooper/Jimmy Jumper, 8.5. Average leaders: 1. Jerome Schneeberger, 17.7 seconds on two runs; 2. Caleb Smidt, 19.1; 3. Cody Ohl, 19.4; 4. Clint Carpenter, 19.9; 5. (tie) Blake Deckard and Tuf Cooper, 20.6; 7. Ben Madsen, 21.1; 8. Don Coffell, 21.2.

Barrel racing: First round leaders: 1. Sabrina Ketcham, 16.87 seconds, $2,211; 2. Taylor Jacob, 17.10, $1,895; 3. Christine Laughlin, 17.12, $1,579; 4. Laura Lambert, 17.22, $1,053; 5. Shali Lord, 17.23, $1,053; 5. Carley Richaradson, 17.26, $842; 7. Annesa Self, 17.29, $632; 8. June Holeman, 17.30, $421; 9. Layna Kight, 17.32, $316; 10. (tie) Jessica Frost and Jaime Barrow, 17.33, $105. Second round leaders: 1. Lizzy Ehr, 17.06 seconds; 2. Kendra Dickson, 17.08; 3. Carley Richardson, 17.10; 4. Laura Lambert, 17.13; 5. (tie) Kaley Bass and Whitney Baker, 17.14; 7. Christine Laughlin, 17.15; 8. (tie) Jessica Frost and Shali Lord, 17.18; 10. Natalie Bland, 17.21. Average leaders: 1. Christine Laughlin, 34.27 on two runs; 2. Taylor Jacob, 3432; 3. Laura Lambert, 34.35; 4. Carley Richardson, 34.36; 5. Shali Lord, 34.41; 6. Jessica Frost, 34.51; 7. Lizzy Ehr, 34.54; 8. Carol Chesher, 34.59; 9. Jean Winters, 34.60; 10. Kelly Waide, 34.69.

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