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postheadericon Wrights cash in big in Lovington

LOVINGTON, N.M. – The numbers were in the favor bronc riding brothers at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo on Saturday night.

Five Wright brothers from Milford, Utah, rode Carr Pro Rodeo bucking horses inside Jake McClure Arena on the final night of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Rodeo. Three scored high enough to place, and two of those earned a share of the title: Cody and Jake rode for 87 points to big victories in Lovington, while Jesse posted an 83 to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Jake Wright

Jake Wright

“It’s nice to go to a rodeo and have really good horses out for everybody,” Jake Wright said. “The stock contractor here has that kind of caliber that it’s really a riding contest and not a drawing contest.

“Either I’m riding better or drawing better; maybe both.”

Contestants are matched against their livestock by a blind draw. Cody Wright rode Mike & Ike, a big bay that ducked and dived across the dirt, while Jake Wright danced on the arena floor on the back of Miss Molly. In all, the brothers Wright headed back to Utah with Lea County checks totaling $9,125.

Cody Wright, a two-time world champion is just six days removed from another big tour victory in Dodge City, Kan. He is the No. 2 bronc rider in the world standings with $79,325, followed closely by Jesse Wright, the reigning world titlist. Jake Wright, who qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last December, is 13th.

Cody Wright

Cody Wright

“It’s been good this year,” Jake Wright said. “When I went to Reno (Nev.), everything turned around. I wasn’t having the best year, and Cody just told me to keep going and trying hard, and it will happen. Sure enough, it’s all coming around.

“Cody told me that he had won less one year than I had going into Reno, and he still made the finals that year. He’s been there and done that, and he’s lived through it, so I thought, ‘Just have fun and ride broncs.’

That’s one of the great things about having a big brother who has had tremendous success in the same line of work. It helps, too, that they travel together.

“I’ve learned a lot from him just going down the road and riding broncs,” Jake Wright said. “I thought I was a pretty good bronc rider until I started hanging out with him a bunch, then I really figured out there was a lot to learn.”
Cody Wright is the eldest of seven boys, and they’re all cowboys. He’s 12 years older than the twins, Jake and Jesse, and Cody has much to offer his siblings. Of course, it helps that the oldest brother is riding bucking horses as well as he ever has.

“He’s in his prime, and he’s in the best shape of his life,” Jake Wright said. “He’s doing great.”

Trevor Brazile won the all-around championship, earning $2,813 competing in steer roping, team roping and tie-down roping. Other winners swere bareback rider Jessy Davis, who rodeo Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket for 87 points; steer wrestler K.C. Jones, 7.4 seconds on two runs; tie-down roper Jesse Clark, 15.3 on two; steer roper J.P. Wickett, 32.4 seconds on three runs; team ropers Chace Thompson and Jaytin McCright, 10.3 on two; barrel racer Kaley Bass, 17.31 seconds; and bull rider Corey Navarre, 86 points on Footloose of Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo.

Lea County Fair and Rodeo
Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 7-10
Bareback riding:
1. Jessy Davis, 87 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket, $5,58; 2. Ryan Gray, 86, $4,261; 3. (tie) Austin Foss, Wes Stevenson and Richie Champion, 84, $2,161 each; 5. (tie) Clint Laye, Clint Cannon, Casey Colletti and Brian Bain, 83, $556 each.

Steer wrestling: First round leaders: 1. (tie) Matt Reeves and K.C. Jones, 3.5 seconds, $1,821 each; 3. Dean Gorsuch, 3.7, $1,440; 4. Tyler Waguespoack, 3.9, $1,186; 5. (tie) Hunter Cure/Ty Erickson, 4.4, $805 each; 7. Clayton Hass, 4.5, $424; 8. (tie) Jacob Shofner and Shawn Mills, 4.6, $85 each. Second round leaders: 1. Jule Hazen, 3.6 seconds, $1,948; 2. K.C. Jones, 3.9, $1,694; 3. Ben Shofner, 4.0, $1,440; 4. (tie) Ryan Swayze and Ty Erickson, 4.1, $1,059 each; 6. Chance Campbell, 4.2, $678; 7. Hunter Cure and Casey Martin, 4.3, $296 each. Average leaders: 1. K.C. Jones, 7.4 seconds on two runs, $1,948; 2. Ty Erickson, 8.5, $1,694; 3. Jule Hazen, 8.6, $1,440; 4. (tie) Tyler Waguespack and Hunter Cure, 8.7, $1,059 each; 6. Dean Gorsuch, 9.1, $678; 7. Matt Reeves, 9.2, $424; 8. (tie) Jacob Shofner and Stockton Graves, 9.5, $85 each.

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Jesse Clark, 7.7 seconds, $2,485; 2. Justin Maass, 7.8, $2,161; 3. Adam Gray, 7.9, $1,827; 4. Tuf Cooper, 8.0, $1,512; 5. Scott Kormos, 8.1, $1,188; 6. Joseph Parsons, 8.2, $864; 7. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Johnny Salvo, 8.3, $378 each. Second round leaders: 1. Randall Carlisle, 7.3 seconds, $2,485; 2. Jerrad Hofstetter, 7.5, $2,161; 3. (tie) Clif Cooper, Shane Hanchey and Jesse Clark, 7.6, $1,512 each; 6. Garrett Hale, 7.8, $864; 7. (tie) 7.9, $378. Average leaders: 1. Jesse Clark, 15.32 seconds on two runs, $3,727; 2. Shane Hanchey, 16.5, $3,241; 3. Cody McCartney, 16.7, $2,755; 4. (tie) Monty Lewis and Caleb Smidt, 16.8, $2,026 each; 6. (tie) Clif Cooper and Justin Maass, 17.4, $1,053 each; 8. (tie) Clint Cooper and Garrett Hale, 17.5, $162 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Cody Wright, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Mike & Ike, and Jake Wright, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Miss Molly, 87 points, $4,280 each; 3. Jesse Bail, 86, $2,746; 4. (tie) Cole Elshere, Jacobs Crawley and Isaac Diaz, 84, $1,238 each; 7. (tie) Heith DeMoss and Jesse Wright, 83, $565.

Steer roping: Third round leaders: 1. Chet Herren, 9.2 seconds, $1,772; 2. Joe Wells, 9.7, $1,541; 3. Lawson Plemons and Dan Fisher, 9.8, $1,194 each; 5. Bryce Davis, 10.0, $848; 6. Rocky Patterson, 10.3, $616; 7. Kim Ziegelgruber, 11.0, $385; 8. (tie) John Bland and Vin Fisher Jr., 11.2, $77 each. Average leaders: 1. J.P. Wickett, 32.4 seconds on three runs, $2,658; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 33.0, $2,312; 3. Trevor Brazile, 34.5, $1,965; 4. Kim Ziegelgruber, 35.3, $1,618; 5. Jarrett Blessing, 36.3, $1,271; 6. Tony Reina, 37.5, $925; 7. Mike Thompson, 38.0, $578; 8. Randy Wells, 38.1, $231.

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. Spencer Mitchell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.1 seconds, $2,113; 2. (tie) Drew Homer/Buddy Hawkins II and Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 4.8, $1,700 each; 5. (tie) Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.1, $1,149 each; 6. (tie) Brock Hanson/Kory Koontz and David Key/Jett Hillman, 5.2, $597 each; 8. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.4, $184. Second round leaders: 1. (tie) Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper and Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 4.5 seconds, $1,975 each; 3. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 4.8, $1,562; 4. (tie) Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay and Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.1, $1,149 each; 6. Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright, 5.2, $735; 7. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Chase Massengill/Byron Wilkerson, 5.4, $322 each. Average: 1. Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright, 10.3 seconds on two runs, $3,170; 2. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 10.5, $2,756; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 10.6, $2,343; 4. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 10.8, $1,930; 5. Bobby Boyd/Shain Sproul, 12.7, $1,516; 6. Travis Bard/Tom Bill Johnson, 13.5, $1,103; 7. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 14.5, $689; 8. Rodee Walraven/Diego Castillo, 14.8, $276.

Barrel racing: 1. Kaley Bass, 17.31 seconds, $4,350; 2. Jill Tanner, 17.41, $3,480; 3. Christine Laughlin, 17.47, $2,828; 4. Brittany Pozzi, 17.56, $2,175; 5. Natalie Bland, 17.60, $1,740; 6. Jana Bean, 17.61, $1,305; 7. Whitney Baker, 17.62, $1,088; 8. Lizzy Ehr, 17.68, $979; 9. Danyelle Campbell, 17.69, $870; 10. Nikkie Miller-Gosney, 17.78, $761; 11. Lynn K. Brown, 17.79, $653; 12. Michelle McLeod, 17.83, $544; 13. Nalynn Cline, 17.86, $435; 15. Tonya Parrish, 17.87, $326; 15. (tie) Jessica Frost and Callie Duperier, 17.88, $109 each.

Bull riding: 1. Corey Navarre, 86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Footloose, $5,102; 2. (tie) Scottie Knapp and Bobby Welsh, 85, $3,401 each; 4. Shawn Hogg, 84, $1,871; 5. Cody Teel, 83, $1,190; 6. Jason Beck, 82, $850; 7. London Lockhart, 81, $680; 8. Joe Frost, 80, $510.

postheadericon DeMoss gains revenge on Air Miles

LOVINGTON, N.M. – It takes tremendous passion to follow gold-buckle dreams in ProRodeo.

Saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss has it. The four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Heflin, La., followed his passion Friday to the Lea County Fair and Rodeo for a rematch with Carr Pro Rodeo’s Air Miles.

“I actually got on her four years ago here, and she bucked me off,” he said of the horse, a 13-year-old sorrel mare. “It was sweet revenge tonight.”

Heith DeMoss

Heith DeMoss

The tandem matched moves across Jake McClure Arena for 83 points to move into fifth place in the standings. That’s good for now, because only the top eight cowboys earn money in Lovington; DeMoss could use every dime he can manage if he hopes to finish the regular season among the top 15 on the money list and return to the NFR for a fifth time – he sits 17th in the world standings with $32,805 so far this season. New Mexico money can go a long ways to help.

“It means a lot, because I’m not high on the tour standings, so this is must-have,” he said.

The Lea County Fair and Rodeo is part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, a series of lucrative rodeos that pays a nice bonus at the end of the year. This week alone, there are three tour events on the contestants’ schedule; Lovington joins events in Hermiston, Ore., and Sikeston, Mo.

In fact, DeMoss and his traveling partners are making all three events in consecutive days. They rodeo Thursday in Sikeston, then made the 1,000-mile, 15-hour drive to southeastern New Mexico. As soon as they were done riding Friday, DeMoss, Bradley Harter, Doug Aldridge and Sam Spreadborough hustled to their vehicle for the 1,500-mile, 24-hour drive to Hermiston.

“I ain’t seen a shower or a bed in a long time,” DeMoss said. “There’s not a better living in the world than this right here. It gets to be a grind, but when you’re winning, this is the funnest thing in the world.

“What I love best is that it is just so man against beast. You’re against something that’s 10 times more than you are, and you try to just counteract and manipulate him into working to what you want him to do. It’s the most extreme rush you can imagine.”

He got that with Air Miles. The horse has performed at the NFR, and she bucks strong enough to return to the City of Lights. On Friday night, Air Miles was slow leaving the chute, and DeMoss had to catch up in order to be in position to show off for the judges.

“I couldn’t get a good shot out of there, so I couldn’t get her on the first lick like I wanted to,” he said, referring to the spurring motion that is in rhythm with the horse’s bucking motion. “She was jumping and kicking like you’d want one to.”

DeMoss returned to Lovington on Friday night even though he’s never had any success at McClure Arena. In rodeo, contestants have to take the best shot they can, so DeMoss rolled the dice. He’ll probably do it again next August, especially if his score holds up through Saturday’s final performance for a nice paycheck.

Lea County Fair and Rodeo
Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 7-10
Bareback riding:
1. Jessy Davis, 87 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket; 2. Ryan Gray, 86; 3. (tie) Austin Foss and Richie Champion, 84; 5. (tie) Clint Laye, Clint Cannon, Casey Colletti and Brian Bain, 83.

Steer wrestling: First round leaders: 1. (tie) Matt Reeves and K.C. Jones, 3.5 seconds; 3. Dean Gorsuchy, 3.7; 4. Tyler Waguespoack, 3.9; 5. (tie) Hunter Cure/Ty Erickson, 4.4; 7. Clayton Hass, 4.5; 8. (tie) Jacob Shofner and Shawn Mills, 4.6. Second round leaders: 1. Jule Hazen, 3.6 seconds; 2. K.C. Jones, 3.9; 3. Ben Shofner, 4.0; 4. Ryan Swayze, 4.1; 5. Chance Campbell, 4.2; 6. Hunter Cure, 4.3; 7. Monty Eakin, 4.4; 8. (tie) Pepe Arballo and Stockton Graves, 4.5; 7. Tyler Waguespack, 4.8; 8. Jacob Shofner, 4.9. Average leaders: 1. K.C. Jones, 7.4 seconds on two runs; 2. Jule Hazen, 8.6; 3. Tyler Waguespack and Hunter Cure, 8.7; 5. Dean Gorsuch, 9.1; 7. Matt Reeves, 9.2; 7. (tie) Jacob Shofner and Stockton Graves, 9.5; 6. Ryan Swayze, 9.7; 7. Nick Guy, 10.3; 8. Monty Eakin, 10.4.

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Jesse Clar, 7.7; 2. Justin Maass, 7.8 seconds; 3. Adam Gray, 7.9; 4. Tuf Cooper, 8.0; 5. Scott Kormos, 8.1; 6. Joseph Parsons, 8.2; 7. Caleb Smidt, 8.3; 8. (tie) Cody McCartney and Trevor Brazile, 8.4. Second round leaders: 1. (tie) Clif Cooper and Shane Hanchey, 7.6 seconds; 3. Clint Singleton, 8.0; 4. Seth Childers, 8.1; 5. 5. Cimarron Boardman, 82; 6. (tie) Monty Lewis, Clint Cooper and Cody McCartney, 8.3. Average leaders: 1. Shane Hanchey, 16.5 seconds; 2. Cody McCartney, 16.7; 3. (tie) Monty Lewis and Caleb Smidt, 16.8; 5. (tie) Clif Cooper and Justin Maass, 17.4; 7. Clint Cooper, 17.5; 8. Marty Yates, 17.6.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Bail, 86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Hard Tack; 2. (tie) Cole Elshere, Jacobs Crawley and Isaac Diaz, 84; 5. Heith DeMoss, 83; 6. Bradley Harter, 82; 7. Bryan Martinat, 81; 8. (tie) Chuck Schmidt and Travis Sheets, 80.

Steer roping: Third round leaders: 1. Chet Herren, 9.2 seconds; 2. Joe Wells, 9.7; 3. Lawson Plemons, 9.8; 4. Rocky Patterson, 10.3; 5. Kim Ziegelgruber, 11.0; 6. (tie) John Bland and Vin Fisher Jr., 11.2; 8. Leo Campbell, 11.4. Average leaders: 1. J.P. Wickett, 32.4 seconds on three runs; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 33.0; 3. Trevor Brazile, 34.5; 4. Kim Ziegelgruber, 35.3; 5. Jarrett Blessing, 36.3; 6. Tony Reina, 37.5; 7. Randy Wells, 38.1; 8. Chet Herren, 38.9.

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. Spencer Mitchell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.1 seconds; 2. (tie) Drew Homer/Buddy Hawkins II and Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 4.8; 5. (tie) Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.1; 6. (tie) Brock Hanson/Kory Koontz and David Key/Jett Hillman, 5.2; 8. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.4. Second round leaders: 1. (tie) Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper and Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 4.5 seconds; 3. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 4.8; 4. (tie) Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay and Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.1; 6. Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright, 5.2; 7. (tie) Erich Rogers/Cory Petska and Chase Massengill/Byron Wilkerson, 5.4. Average: 1. Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright, 10.3 seconds on two runs; 2. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 10.5; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 10.6; 4. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 10.8; 5. Bobby Boyd/Shain Sproul, 12.7; 6. Travis Bard/Tom Bill Johnson, 13.5; 7. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 14.5; 8. Rodee Walraven/Diego Castillo, 14.8.

Barrel racing: 1. Kaley Bass, 17.31 seconds; 2. Christine Laughlin, 17.47; 3. Brittany Pozzi, 17.56; 4. Jana Bean, 17.61; 5. Whitney Baker, 17.62; 6. Lizzy Ehr, 17.68; 7. Danyelle Campbell, 17.69; 8. Lynn K. Brown, 17.79; 9. Michelle McLeod, 17.83; 10. Nalynn Cline, 17.86; 11. Tonya Parrish, 17.87; 12. (tie) Jessica Frost and Callie Duperier, 17.88; 14. Kelly Waide, 17.95; 15. Bailey Bownds, 17.96.

Bull riding: 1. Corey Navarre, 86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Footloose; 2. (tie) Scottie Knapp and Bobby Welsh, 85; 4. Shawn Hogg, 84; 5. Jason Beck, 82; 6. London Lockhart, 81; 7. Joe Frost, 80; 8. (tie) Cooper Davis and Shane Proctor, 79.

postheadericon Davis takes lead on Dirty Jacket

Jessy Davis of Power, Mont., rides Carr Pro Rodeo's Dirty Jacket for 87 points Thursday to lead the bareback riding standings at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo in Lovington, N.M. (BRAD COX/HOBBS NEWS-SUN)

Jessy Davis of Power, Mont., rides Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket for 87 points Thursday to lead the bareback riding standings at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo in Lovington, N.M. (BRAD COX/HOBBS NEWS-SUN)

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Jessy Davis needs a little help.

Davis, a four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Power, Mont., sits 17th in the bareback riding world standings. If he intends to earn a fifth trip to Las Vegas in December, he needs to make up the ground on the money list over the next month and a half.

He got a little help Thursday night during the Lea County Fair and Rodeo. Davis and Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket danced across the Jake McClure Arena dirt for 87 points to lead bareback riding in Lovington, a Silver Tour event on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour.

Jessy Davis

Jessy Davis

“This would be a big win,” Davis said moments after the ride. “Hopefully it sticks now.”

He’ll have to wait out the final two performances to see where he stands at the end of the four-day event in New Mexico’s southeastern most county. He owns a three-point lead over Austin Foss, the 2012 PRCA Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year who posted an 84 on Wednesday night on Carr’s Real Deal, the 2005 bareback of the year.

If the score holds for the top spot, it will mark the eighth time in nine performances this season that Dirty Jacket has guided a cowboy to the top score. The 9-year-old bay gelding finished the 2012 season as the Texas Circuit Bareback of the Year and the runner-up Reserve World Champion Bareback Horse.

“That first jump is what makes bareback riding fun,” Davis said, noting that Dirty Jacket leaves the chute with a powerful and high leap. “That first jump out when they explode out of there and you know you’ve got him hooked, it feels pretty dang good. You can feel him after that and build your ride.

“That’s a dang nice horse, one that will help you out a lot. He’s a pretty well-built horse, too.”

Davis has earned $41,618 so far this season, but he’s just $1,200 behind the No. 15 cowboy, Winn Ratliff of Leesville, La. Thursday marked the first time he had been matched with the athletic gelding, so it was nice that it happened at an event like the Lea County Fair and Rodeo.

“With that horse, you could really feel how athletic he was,” Davis said. “It feels pretty dang good. I wish I could get on a horse like that every day.”

Lea County Fair and Rodeo
Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 7-10
Bareback riding:
1. Jessy Davis, 87 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket; 2. Austin Foss, 84; 3. (tie) Clint Laye and Clint Cannon, 83; 5. R.C. Landingham, 79; 6. Evan Jayne, 78; 7. (tie) Caleb Bennett and Chase Erickson, 77.

Steer wrestling: First round leaders: 1. Matt Reeves, 3.5 seconds; 2. Tyler Waguespoack, 3.9; 3. Jacob Shofner, 4.6; 4. (tie) Kyle Irwin and Wyatt Lindsay, 4.7; 6. (tie) Joe Buffington, Cimarron Thompson and Rusty Hamilton, 4.8. Second round leaders: 1. Jule Hazen, 3.6 seconds; 2. Ben Shofner, 4.0; 3. Ryan Swayze, 4.1; 4. Chance Campbell, 4.2; 5. Monty Eakin, 4.4; 6. Tyler Waguespack, 4.8; 7. Jacob Shofner, 4.9; 8. Nick Guy. Average leaders: 1. Jule Hazen, 8.6 seconds on two runs; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 8.7; 3. Matt Reeves, 9.2; 4. Jacob Shofner, 9.5; 5. Ryan Swayze, 9.7; 6. Nick Guy, 10.3; 7. Monty Eakin, 10.4; 8. Rusty Hamilton, 10.7.

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Justin Maass, 7.8 seconds; 2. Scott Kormos, 8.1; 3. Caleb Smidt, 8.3; 4. (tie) Cody McCartney and Trevor Brazile, 8.4; 6. Monty Lewis, 8.5; 7. Kyle Dutton, 8.7; 8. Seth Emerson, 8.8. Second round leaders: 1. Clif Cooper, 7.6 seconds; 2. (tie) Monty Lewis, Clint Cooper and Cody McCartney, 8.3; 5. (tie) Caleb Smidt, Marty Yates and Payden Emmett, 8.5; 8. (tie) Cody Ohl and Michael Otero, 8.6. Average leaders: 1. Cody McCartney, 16.7 seconds; 2. (tie) Monty Lewis and Caleb Smidt, 16.8; 4. (tie) Clif Cooper and Justin Maass, 17.4; 6. Clint Cooper, 17.5; 7. Marty Yates, 17.6; 8. Trevor Brazile, 17.9.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Bail, 86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Hard Tack; 2. (tie) Cole Elshere, Jacobs Crawley and Isaac Diaz, 84; 5. Bryan Martinat, 81; 6. (tie) Chuck Schmidt and Travis Sheets, 80; 8. Sterling Crawley, 78.

Steer roping: Third round leaders: 1. Chet Herren, 9.2 seconds; 2. Joe Wells, 9.7; 3. Lawson Plemons, 9.8; 4. Rocky Patterson, 10.3; 5. Kim Ziegelgruber, 11.0; 6. (tie) John Bland and Vin Fisher Jr., 11.2; 8. Leo Campbell, 11.4. Average leaders: 1. J.P. Wickett, 32.4 seconds on three runs; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 33.0; 3. Trevor Brazile, 34.5; 4. Kim Ziegelgruber, 35.3; 5. Jarrett Blessing, 36.3; 6. Tony Reina, 37.5; 7. Randy Wells, 38.1; 8. Chet Herren, 38.9.

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. (tie) Drew Homer/Buddy Hawkins II and Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 4.8 seconds; 3. (tie) Chace Thompson/Jaytim McCright and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.1; 5. (tie) Brock Hanson/Kory Koontz and David Key/Jett Hillman, 5.2; 7. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.4; 8. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 5.5. Second round leaders: 1. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.5 seconds; 2. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 4.5; 3. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 4.8; 4. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 5.1; 5. Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright, 5.2; 6. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.4; 7. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.7; 8. Jackie Gillispie/Scotty Raines, 6.6. Average: 1. Chace Thompson/Jaytin McCright, 10.3 seconds on two runs; 2. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 10.6; 3. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 10.8; 4. Travis Bard/Tom Bill Johnson, 13.5; 5. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 14.5; 6. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 15.1; 7. Jackie Gillispie, 17.8; 8. Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 19.6.

Barrel racing: 1. Kaley Bass, 17.31 seconds; 2. Brittany Pozzi, 17.56; 3. Lizzy Ehr, 17.68; 4. Danyelle Campbell, 17.69; 5. Michelle McLeod, 17.83; 6. Nalynn Cline, 17.86; 7. Tonya Parrish, 17.87; 8. Jessica Frost, 17.88; 9. Kelly Waide, 17.95; 10. Bailey Bownds, 17.96; 11. Meghan Johnson, 17.99; 12. Janie Johnson, 18.02; 13. (tie) Erin Parsons and Jenna Cadwallader, 18.04; 15. Morgan Figueroa, 18.07.

Bull riding: 1. Corey Navarre, 86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Footloose; 2. (tie) Scottie Knapp and Bobby Welsh, 85; 4. Shawn Hogg, 84; 5. Jason Beck, 82; 6. London Lockhart, 81; 7. Joe Frost, 80; 8. Cooper Davis, 79.

postheadericon Hazen still winning through heartache

Jule Hazen, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Ashland, Kan., wrestles his first-round steer on Wednesday morning at Jake McClure Arena during the Lea County Fair and Rodeo. Hazen has a two-run cumulative time of 8.6 seconds and leads the rodeo.

Jule Hazen, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Ashland, Kan., wrestles his first-round steer on Wednesday morning at Jake McClure Arena during the Lea County Fair and Rodeo. Hazen has a two-run cumulative time of 8.6 seconds and leads the rodeo.

LOVINGTON, N.M. – For years, Jule Hazen made three phone calls after a solid performance wrestling steers on the rodeo trail: to wife, Heidi; parents, Steve and Kelly; and his grandfather, Richard Degnan.

“I’d change up the order, but I’d call all three,” said Hazen, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Ashland, Kan. “The other day, I couldn’t call my grandpa. It makes it hard.”

Degnan died last Thursday, and Hazen was making his run at rodeos across his home state. On Sunday night, he placed in the championship round at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup, the closest ProRodeo event to his southwest Kansas home. On Monday morning, Hazen helped bury his grandfather.

Two nights later during the opening performance of the Lea County Fair and Rodeo at Jake McClure Arena, Hazen grappled his steer to the ground in 3.6 seconds; he leads the second go-round and, more importantly, has a two-run cumulative time of 8.6 seconds to lead the field for the 2013 steer wrestling title in this southeastern New Mexico community.

“He’s been everything as far as rodeo with me,” Hazen said of his grandfather. “My folks are wonderful, but my grandfather had three girls, and they are great girls; but I was the first grandson, and I was the only one who showed an interest in rodeo.

“He taught me how to ride horses and gave me all my horsemanship, which sometimes doesn’t show up. But he meant everything to me. It’s going to be hard.”

The loss of a loved one is always hard, especially one that had such an impact on one’s life. The No. 8 cowboy in the steer wrestling world standings, Hazen is well on his way to a third trip to Las Vegas in December. Doing well in Lovington is important for every contestant who has put his or her name in the hat to compete.

“This is a big tour rodeo, and it’s a good one,” he said. “I knew I had a real good steer. The only thing about that steer that might be troublesome was to not let my mind get in the way. I just went out and ran him, and it worked out.”

In rodeo, contestants tend to travel in packs. In addition, their biggest competition might just be their friend and traveling partner. In the case of steer wrestlers, they oftentimes travel with their hazers, the cowboy that helps guide the steer into place. In Hazen’s case, he’s going down the rodeo trail with Chad Van Campen of McCook, Neb.

“This afternoon, Chad’s hazing horse came up a little sore, so we gave him the night off,” Hazen said. “I had my old hazer, Darrell (Petry), here to pick up for my second one. It’s nice having them both here. It helps calm me down; that’s why you have a good team with you.”

Part of that team is Bam Bam, an 11-year-old brown gelding who charges out of the chute and runs down steers in a hurry. That might be one of the biggest components to Hazen’s success this season.

“I like having horsepower on both sides,” he said, referring to quality steer wrestling and hazing horses. “My bulldogging horses and my hazer are very important. Last year, well, I got hurt, but I wasn’t doing that good anyway. The only difference I went back to Chad to haze for me.

“That’s the major difference for me, having him in there. You know he’s going to be right there every time. He’s dang sure one of the best hazers there is. You could put him on a donkey, and he’d be there.”

Right now, Hazen is there; he’s the No. 1 man in Lovington, and he’s in line to return to the NFR. He’s got the right tools in place to help him every step of the way.

Lea County Fair and Rodeo
Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 7-10
Bareback riding:
1. Austin Foss, 84 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Real Deal; 2. (tie) Clint Laye and Clint Cannon, 83; 4. R.C. Landingham, 79; 5. Evan Jayne, 78; 6. Caleb Bennett, 77; 7. (tie) Tyler Nelson and Chad Rutherford, 75.

Steer wrestling: First round leaders: 1. Tyler Waguespoack, 3.9 seconds; 2. Jacob Shofner, 4.6; 3. (tie) Joe Buffington and Cimarron Thompson, 4.8; 5. Nick Guy, 4.8; 6. Jule Hazen, 5.0; 7. Ryan Swayze, 5.6; 8. Cooper Shofner, 5.7. Second round leaders: 1. Jule Hazen, 3.6 seconds; 2. Ben Shofner, 4.0; 3. Chance Campbell, 4.2; 4. Tyler Waguespack, 4.8; 5. Jacob Shofner, 4.9; 6. Cimarron Thompson, 9.6; 7. Aaron Vosier, 13.6; 8. Darrell Petry, 14.2. Average leaders: 1. Jule Hazen, 8.6 seconds on two runs; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 8.7; 3. Jabo Shofner, 9.5; 4. Chance Campbell, 11.2; 5. Cimarron Thompson, 14.4; 6. Ben Shofner, 19.9; 7. Joe Buffington, 22.2; 8. Aaron Vosier, 27.7.

Tie-down roping: First round leaders: 1. Scott Kormos, 8.1 seconds; 2. (tie) Cody McCartney and Trevor Brazile, 8.4; 4. Kyle Dutton, 8.7; 5. Marty Yates, 9.1; 6. (tie) Marshall Leonard and J.D. McCuistion, 9.4; 8. Cody Jordan, 9.5. Second round leaders: 1. Trevor Thiel, 8.8 seconds; 2. Trevor Brazile, 9.5; 3. Cody Jordan, 9.7; 4. Kyle Dutton, 10.8; 5. Tyson Runyan, 11.4; 6. Wacey Walraven, 11.7; 7. Fred Whitfield, 20.4; 8. Bryce Runyan, 23.5. Average leaders: 1. Trevor Brazile, 17.9 seconds on two runs; 2. Cody Jordan, 19.2; 3. Kyle Duttton, 19.5; 4. Wacey Walraven, 21.6; 5. Trevor Thiel, 22.4; 6. Tyson Runyan, 26.9; 7. Bryce Runyan, 36.7; 8. Scott Kormos, 8.1 seconds on one.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Cole Elshere, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Deuces Wild, and Jacobs Crawley, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Lonestar, 84 points; 3. Bryan Martinat, 81; 4. Chuck Schmidt, 80; 5. Sterling Crawley, 78; 6. Dawson Jandreau, 75; no other qualified rides.

Steer roping: Third round leaders: 1. Chet Herren, 9.2 seconds; 2. Joe Wells, 9.7; 3. Lawson Plemons, 9.8; 4. Rocky Patterson, 10.3; 5. Kim Ziegelgruber, 11.0; 6. (tie) John Bland and Vin Fisher Jr., 11.2; 8. Leo Campbell, 11.4. Average leaders: 1. J.P. Wickett, 32.4 seconds on three runs; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 33.0; 3. Trevor Brazile, 34.5; 4. Kim Ziegelgruber, 35.3; 5. Jarrett Blessing, 36.3; 6. Tony Reina, 37.5; 7. Randy Wells, 38.1; 8. Chet Herren, 38.9.

Team roping: First round leaders: 1. Drew Homer/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.8 seconds; 2. (tie) Chace Thompson/Jaytim McCright and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.1; 4. Brock Hanson/Kory Koontz, 5.2; 5. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 5.5; 6. (tie) Kevin Daniel/Chase Tryan and Erich Rogers/Kory Petska, 9.7; 8. Arky Rogers/Walt Woodard, 10.7. Second round leaders: 1. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.5 seconds; 2. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 4.8; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 5.1; 4. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.4; 5. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.7; 6. Brady Tryan/Cody Doescher, 9.6; 7. Justin Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 14.4; 8. Arky Rogers/Walt Woodard, 14.6. Average: 1. Aaron Tsinigine/Victor Begay, 10.6 seconds on two runs; 2. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 10.8; 3. Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan, 14.5; 4. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 15.1; 5. Arky Rogers/Walt Woodard, 25.3; 6. Justin Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 29.6; 7. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.5 seconds on one; 8. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.8.

Barrel racing: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 17.56 seconds; 2. Lizzy Ehr, 17.68; 3. Danyelle Campbell, 17.69; 4. Michelle McLeod, 17.83; 5. Kelly Waide, 17.95; 6. Caren Lamb, 18.39; 7. Shada Brazile, 18.45; 8. Lindsey Ewing, 18.53.

Bull riding: 1. Scottie Knapp, 85 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeos Pimp My Ride; 2. Bobby Welsh, 85; 3. Shawn Hogg, 84; 4. Jason Beck, 82; 5. London Lockhart, 81; 6. Joe Frost, 80; no other qualified rides.

postheadericon Bull power displayed on show

‘The Ride’ showcases the next generation of tremendous bucking bulls

An athlete is born that way, a combination of genetics and God-given talent; an elite athlete must be willing to put in the work it takes to get to the next level.

Michael Jordan is one example. Adrian Peterson is another. The Aug. 12 episode of “The Ride with Cord McCoy” turns the audience’s attention on yet another, the athletic animals that are part of the annual American Heritage, a bucking bull competition for rising stars in the sport. The show airs at 1-11 p.m. Eastern on Monday on RFD-TV.

Cord McCoy

Cord McCoy

“Other than the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, the American Heritage is the biggest event throughout the regular-season tour,” said McCoy, the show’s host who also rides and raises bucking bulls.

Organized by American Bucking Bull Inc., the sport’s registry system and a producer of numerous competitions each year to showcase the next generation of bucking power, the American Heritage took place at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla., in June and featured a massive purse.

“This is the greatest opportunity, from the ABBI’s, standpoint for us to take these planned matings,” said Russ Gant, who had served as the interim executive director of the ABBI at the time of the American Heritage. “We have a database where we take these planned matings and can go back and see the DNA.”

That DNA comes into play in the arena; think the Mannings in football, where Archie Manning was a star quarterback in the 1970s and sons Peyton and Eli are Super Bowl champions playing today. Bull breeders try to match known superstar bulls with cows that have a strong bloodline.

“There are some bulls in here that breeders have spent thousands of dollars on these matings and thousands of hours getting them ready,” Gant said. It’s not just about beating their competitors but about bringing value to ranch. It’s not just the swell of winning, but there’s money in there, too.”

Whether it’s selling a top-of-the-line animal athlete for big money or earning it through competition, bull breeding is big business. The competition featured hundreds of young bulls, all showcased and cared for in comfort inside the Lazy E, an arena built in 1984 specifically for Western events. The Lazy E has been involved in the bull riding business since 1989, when the late Lane Frost worked with the arena’s producers to develop Bullnanza, a stand-alone bull riding event that featured the top cowboys in the game, all of whom had ponied up the $1,000 entry fee.

“We were pre-PBR,” said Robert Simpson, director of events, sponsorship and marketing at the Lazy E. “In 1994 was the first PBR World Finals. From 1992 to 1994, Bullnanza was the entire tour except, I believe, for George Michal’s event and Tuff’s (Hedeman) event in Fort Worth (Texas).

“From those first days when we hand-selected those bulls … we brought about three to four bulls from 30 different contractors. Now you’ve got 150 contractors that have 50 great bulls. The industry, in how it’s exploded, is phenomenal.”

That history is why the Lazy E continues to be involved in the industry.

“Just the caliber of bulls … untouchable,” Simpson said. “The purse is just phenomenal. It’s just awesome to see that kind of purse for a bucking bull event.

“We are very prideful in it. We want to think we do it the best. When you come here, we’re going to try the hardest.”

How big is the American Heritage to those who raise bucking bulls? The winning animal’s owner collected a check for more than $92,000. Royd Doyal, a former bull rider who judged the event, said he and other officials who worked the event based their opinions on the criteria provided.

“I’m going to look for the one that really stands out,” Doyal said. “Usually the winner or top two to three bulls will separate themselves by being exceptional in one or two of those criteria.”

The episode showcases the true magnitude of the competition and what it takes to develop the next generation of amazing bucking beasts.

postheadericon Schneeberger chasing another circuit title

DUNCAN, Okla. – When Jerome Schneeberger was busy crisscrossing the highways that make up a big portion of the landscape, he was a champion in the rodeo arena.

Seven times he won his region, the tie-down roping title in the Prairie Circuit, made up of contestants and events in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. He also qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 11 times in 14 years; one of those years, 2001, he earned the coveted average championship in Las Vegas.

Jerome Schneeberger

Jerome Schneeberger

“I’ve been there, done that,” said Schneeberger,  of Ponca City, Okla. “I was actually entered everywhere and was going to try to make the finals again, but then I thought about it. I just thought I’d stay home and enjoy it.”

That’s why the circuit system was developed in mid-1970s and why it’s such a valuable piece of the puzzle for most of the contestants who compete – they can work a full-time job and rodeo on the weekends, and they still have the opportunity to compete for championships. In fact, Schneeberger is working hard to qualify for the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, set for Oct. 17-19 at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center in Duncan.

He’s well on his way. The 37-year-old cowboy won the first round and placed in the short go-round to win the coveted title at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, which took place the first weekend in August. In all, he pocketed $6,727, which moved him to the No. 1 spot in the circuit standings with $9,991.

“I like this arena,” he said, standing just a few yards away from Roundup Arena, host of the rodeo that features the largest purse in the region. “It’s always been good to me. If it’s not one year, it usually comes back the next year, and I’ll win something.

“I think everything’s just clicking. You get a good horse, and you get in that groove. It’s fun right now.”

There were a number of circuit cowboys who found success through that hot August run in southwest Kansas. Young gun Sage Kimzey of Strong City, Okla., added to his strangle-hold on the bull riding race by adding $4,285 last week while placing in Dodge City and Abilene, moving his circuit earnings to $27,809. Meanwhile, Trevor Kastner made a solid move in the race by winning the first round, placing in the second and sharing the average championship with Texan Clayton Foltyn.

“This is pretty big for me because this is a pretty well-known rodeo, plus it helps for the circuit, too,” said Kastner, a two-time NFR qualifier from Ardmore, Okla. “This is also a tour rodeo with a bonus at the end of the season, so that helps, too.”

Kastner is third in both the world standings ($70,984) and the circuit money list ($11,277). He’s a long ways from catching Kimzey, but qualifying for Duncan as one of the top 12 in each event is vital. At the circuit finale’s conclusion, the year-end champions and the contestants who win the average titles at the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals then earn the right to compete at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, set for next spring in Oklahoma City.

“If a guy can win one of those circuit titles and go to Oklahoma City, it gives them a chance to win a lot of money there and one of the big titles in rodeo,” Kastner said.

Other circuit standings leader as of this week are bareback rider Caine Riddle of Vernon, Texas; steer wrestler Stockton Graves of Newkirk, Okla.; header Andrew Ward of Edmond, Okla.; heeler Billie Saebens of Nowata, Okla.; saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell of Coleman, Okla.; and barrel racer Tana Renick of Kingston, Okla.

They’ll all be in a frenzied race through the remaining weeks of the season to see who earns those few spots for Destination Duncan.

postheadericon Stall secures another Xtreme Bulls title

LOVINGTON, N.M. – A year ago, Brett Stall parlayed Xtreme Bulls Tour victories into his first qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

He’s hoping history repeats itself.

Brett Stall

Brett Stall

Stall rode two bulls for a cumulative score of 171.5 points to win the Lea County Xtreme Bulls on Tuesday night, earning $9,701 in the process. That’s key, because those dollars stand as championship points, and only the top 15 cowboys in the bull riding world standings earn a shot to compete at ProRodeo’s grand finale.

“This is huge this year,” said Stall, 24, of Detroit Lakes, Minn. “I had hip surgery at the beginning of the year. It’s been up and down all year. This bull riding is a blessing to me this year. I don’t know what I’d do without it.”

The stand-alone bull riding tour features the top 40 cowboys in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and has its own championship. It all counts toward the final world standings, which is a big reason why Stalls was in Las Vegas last December. He won the Xtreme Bulls events in Rapid City, S.D., (a Division 1 event) and Greeley, Colo., (Division 2).

“Last year I was top five in the year-end Xtreme Bulls,” Stalls said. “I’m right inside the top 30. This is going to help me tremendously put a whole new outlook on the rest of the year. Instead of hitting a few of them circuit rodeos, we’ll head to the Northwest and try to make the top 15.”

Stall was one of just two cowboys to ride both his bulls, and he edged fellow NFR qualifier Beau Schroeder of China, Texas, by just two points to claim the championship. In fact, Stall just squeaked into the short round, joining young gun Sage Kimzey with 82.5-point rides – Lon Danley of Tularosa, N.M., also scored 82.5, but he was left off the short-round list because of a tie-breaker.

Stall rode Salt River Rodeo’s Sure Enough to move into final round, then matched moves with Lineman of Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo for 89 points to stake claim to the coveted buckle. Tyler Smith of Fruita, Colo., won the first round with a 90-point ride on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Blue Duck.

“Rapid City was my biggest career win,” Stall said. “It got my name out there. It made me to where I got to the NFR. I think this one tops it, because it’s going to make a huge impact on this year for me.

“This is going to rank up there with top wins in my career.”

Lea County Xtreme Bulls
Lovington, N.M.
Aug. 6
First round:
1. Tyler Smith, 90 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Blue Duck, $3,384; 2. J.W. Harris, 87, $2,594; 3. Josh Koschel, 86.5, $1,918; 4. Parker Breding, 85.5, $1,241; 5. Tyler Willis, 85, $790; 6. Elliot Jacoby, 84.5, $564; 7. (tie) Beau Schoeder, Shawn Proctor and Clayton Foltyn, $263. Final round: 1. Brett Stall, 89 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Lineman, $4,061; 2. Beau Schroeder, 85.5, $3,459; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Brett Stall, 171.5 points on two rides, $5,640; 2. Beau Schroeder, 169.5, $4,324; 3. Tyler Smith, 90 points on one ride, $3,196; 4. J.W. Harris, 87, $2,068; 5. Josh Koschel, 86.5, $1,316; 6. Parker Breding, 85.5, $940; 7. Tyler Willis, 85, $752; 8. Elliot Jacoby, 84.5, $564.

postheadericon Schneeberger scores big win at Roundup

DODGE CITY, Kan. – In his 17-year career, Jerome Schneeberger has earned more than $1.5 million on the rodeo trail.

He’s an 11-time qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the 2001 NFR tie-down roping average champion. He’s won most of the biggest rodeos in the sport and has been crowned the Prairie Circuit champion numerous times.

Jerome Schneeberger

Jerome Schneeberger

Now just days shy of his 37th birthday, the Ponca City cowboy has a much different focus in life than burning the miles and chasing gold buckle dreams down the rodeo trail.

“I’m not interested in going that hard, trying to make the finals,” Schneeberger said. “I’m not rodeoing near as much at all. I’ve been there, done that. I was actually entered everywhere and was going to try to make the finals again, but then I thought about it. I just thought I’d stay home and enjoy it.”

He has another job now, and focuses on competing in the Prairie Circuit, made up of contestants and rodeos in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. On Sunday night, he made a big move to winning another regional title by staking claim to another Dodge City Roundup Rodeo title, pocketing $6,727 in the process and moving toward the top spot in the circuit standings.

For a part-time cowboy, that’s pretty good.

“There’s just so much expense that goes into it when you try to make the finals,” he said, noting that of the money he’s earned in his storied career, most of it went back toward the cost of traveling, paying entry fees and other things that come with it – in rodeo, the only way a contestant is paid is if he or she is better than the rest of the field. “I decided I’d just stay at home and take that guaranteed paycheck.”

Schneeberger won the opening go-round, then finished in a tie for second place in the championship round on Sunday. His cumulative time of 26.9 seconds on three runs earned him his second Roundup title in four years.

“I like this arena,” he said. “It’s always been good to me.”

Trevor Kastner

Trevor Kastner

Bull riders Trevor Kastner and Clayton Foltyn will be saying that after their few days in the southwest Kansas community. Foltyn posted the highest marked ride of the rodeo with a 94-point ride Sunday on the bull Rustler’s Paradise from 4L & Diamond S Rodeo. That moved him up in the average with a two-ride cumulative score of 180 points, sharing the Roundup title with Kastner, who won the first round with a 90-point ride Saturday; he then posted an 89 on Frontier Rodeo’s Centerfield on Sunday.

“This is pretty big for me because this is a pretty well-known rodeo, plus it helps for the circuit, too,” said Kastner, a two-time NFR qualifier from Ardmore, Okla. “This is also a tour rodeo with a bonus at the end of the season, so that helps, too.”

This season marked the second time in Foltyn’s career that he’s earned a trip to the final round in Dodge City – the first time, he came away with a season-ending injury, but this one worked out much better; he earned $4,837, while Kastner pocketed $5,551.

“This is a great rodeo to win,” said Foltyn, a two-time NFR qualifier from El Campo, Texas. “I’ve been coming here for a long time, and this is the best I’ve done.”

Cody Wright

Cody Wright

Of the 11 bull riders in the short round, six had qualified rides, including two in the 90s – Foltyn’s 94 and a 92 from runner-up Chris Roundy of Spanish Fork, Utah. They weren’t the only explosive scores on the final night of the 2013 rodeo. Cody Wright won the final round and the average championship after scoring a 91-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Top Gun, while brother Jesse scored 90 on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Happy Valley to finish second Sunday – Jesse, the reigning world champ, jumped from ninth to third because of the score.

“Anytime you can start winning, especially at a big rodeo and a tour rodeo so that you can stay in the race, it’s great because there are so many great bronc riders out there,” Cody Wright said. “They all ride great. Anytime you can be right there with them, it’s great.”

But that’s what happens when ProRodeo’s elite perform at venues like Roundup Arena.

Dodge City Roundup Rodeo
Dodge City, Kan.
July 31-Aug. 4
All-around champion:
Caleb Smidt, $8,417 in team roping and tie-down roping.

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Steven Peebles, 87 points on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Dust Devil, $2,645; 2. Luke Creasy, 83, $2,028; 2. (tie) R.C. Landingham and Evan Jayne, 82, $1,234 each; 3. (tie) Tim O’Connell and Justin McDaniel, 81, $529 each; 7. Seth Hardwick and Austin Foss, 80, $309; 9. (tie) Tom McFarland and Tilden Hooper, 79. Final round: 1. (tie) Austin Foss, on Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage, and R.C. Landingham, on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Kates Hot Sister, 86 points, $1,450 each; 3. Tim O’Connell, 86, $900; 4. (tie) Tom McFarland and Justin McDaniel, 85, $475 each; 6. (tie) Seth Hardwick and Steven Peebles, 82, $125 each. Average: 1. (tie) R.C. Landingham and Steven Peebles, 169 points on two rides, $2,337; 3. (tie) Austin Foss and Tim O’Connell, 167, $1,234; 5. Justin McDaniel, 166, $617; 6. Tom McFarland, 164, $441; 7. Seth Hardwick, 162, $353; 8. Evan Jayne, 157, $265.

Steer wrestling: First round: 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: 1. Bray Armes, 3.2 seconds, $2,747; 2. Casey Martin, 4.0, $2,389; 3. (tie) Ben Shofner, John Kloeckler and Jason Thomas, 4.1, $1,672 each; 6. Dru Melvin, 4.2, $956; 7. Kody Woodward, 4.3, $597; 8. Monty Eakin, 4.4, $239. Final round: 1. Seth Brockman, 4.1 seconds, $1,494; 2. Cody Pratt, 4.5, $1,236; 3. Jule Hazen, 5.2, $979; 4. Dean Gorsuch, 6.4, $721; 5. Riley Duvall, 7.7, $464; 6. Bray Armes, 16.1, $257. Average: 1. Seth Brockman, 13.5 seconds on three runs, $4,121; 2. Cody Pratt, 15.6, $3,583; 3. Dean Gorsuch, 16.0, $3,046; 4. Jule Hazen, 16.7, $2,508; 5. Riley Duvall, 17.4, $1,971; 6. Bray Armes, 23.9, $1,433; 7. Casey Martin, 8.2 on two runs, $896; 8. Glen Clark, 9.8, $358.

Team roping: First round: 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: 1. (tie) Justin Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper and Trey Harmon/Jace Crabb, 4.5 seconds, $2,309 each; 3. Matt Sherwood/Tommy Zuniga, 4.6, $1,826; 4. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves and Garrett Tonozzi/York Gill, 4.8, $1,343 each; 6. (tie) Paul David Tierney/Jared Bilby and Landon McClaugherty, 4.9, $698 each; 8. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.1, $215. Final round: 1. Caleb Smidt/B.J. Dugger, 4.8 seconds, $986; 2. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.2, $816; 3. Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 5.4, $646; 4. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.6, $306; 5. Jake Orman/Corey Hendrick, 6.1, $306; 6. Chase Wiley/Ace Pearce, 6.4, $170. Average: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 15.3 seconds on three runs, $3,706; 2. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 15.7, $3,222; 3. Trey Harmon/Jace Craabb, 16.6, $2,739; 4. Caleb Smidt/B.J. Dugger, 16.8, $2,256; 5. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 17.3, $1,772; 6. Coleman Proctor/Matt Kasner, 17.5, $1,289; 7. Jake Orman/Corey Hendrick, 18.2, $906; 8. Chase Wiley/Ace Pearce, 197, $322.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Cole Elshere, 85 points on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Spring Creek, $2,221; 2. (tie) Cody Wright and Chad Ferley, 84, $1,481 each; 4. (tie) Tyler Corrington and Bradley Harter, 83, $666; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 81, $370; 7. Jesse Bail, 80, $296; 8. (tie) Cort Scheer, Ty Atchison and Jesse Wright, 79, $74 each; 11. (tie) Jake Wright and Brady Nicholes, 78. Final round: 1. Cody Wright, 91 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Tom Gun, $1,650; 2. Jesse Wright, 90, $1,250; 3. (tie) Brady Nicholes and Chad Ferley, 86, $750 each; 4. Jacobs Crawley, 82, $350; 5. Ty Atchison, 81, $250. Average: 1. Cody Wright, 175 points on two rides, $2,221; 2. Chad Ferley, 170, $1,703; 3. Jesse Wright, 169, $1,260; 4. Brady Nicholes, 164, $815; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 163, $518; 6. Ty Atchison, 160, $370; 7. Bradley Harter, 158, $296; 8. Cole Elshere, 85 points on one ride, $222.

Tie-down roping: First round: 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: 1. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Hunter Herrin, 7.8 seconds, $2,215 each; 3. (tie) Fred Whitfield and Ryan Watkins, 8.1, $1,597 each; 5. Justin Macha, 8.3, $1,133; 6. (tie) Paul David Tierney and Clint Carpenter, 8.4, $670 each; 8. (tie) Clint Cooper and Jimmy Jumper, 8.5, $103. Final round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 9.1 seconds, $1,073; 2. (tie) Cody Ohl, Clif Cooper and Jerome Schneeberger, 9.2, $803 each; 5. Caleb Smidt, 9.3, $333; 6. Landon McClaugherty, 9.7, $185. Average: 1. Jerome Schneeberger, 26.9 seconds on three runs, $3,554; 2. Clif Cooper, 28.2, $3,091; 3. Caleb Smidt, 28.4, $2,627; 4. Cody Ohl, 28.6, $2,163; 5. (tie) Tuf Cooper and Justin Macha, 39.7, $1,488 each; 7. Landon McClaugherty, 29.9, $773; 8. Josh Peek, 30.4, $309.

Barrel racing: First round: 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 Richardson, 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: 1. Lizzy Ehr, 17.06 seconds, $2,211; 2. (tie) Kendra Dickson and Sabrina Ketcham, 17.08, $1,737 each; 4. Carley Richardson, 17.10, $1,368; 5. Annesa Self, 17.11, $1,053; 6. Laura Lambert, 17.13, $842; 7. (tie) Kaley Bass and Whitney Baker, 17.14, $526 each; 9. Christine Laughlin, 17.15, $316; 10. Laura Kennedy, 17.16, $211. Final round: 1. Annesa Self, 17.28 seconds, $1,638; 2. Christine Laughlin, 17.31, $1,228; 3. Jessica Frost, 17.42, $819; 4. Carol Chesher, 17.45, $409. Average: 1. Sabrina Ketcham, 51.42 seconds on three runs, $3,316; 2. Christine Laughlin, 51.58, $2,842; 3. Annesa Self, 51.68, $2,369; 4. Laura Lambert, 51.89, $2,053; 5. Shali Lord, 51.92, $1,579; 6. Jessica Frost, 51.93, $1,263; 7. Carol Chesher, 52.04, $947; 8. Jean Winters, 52.07, $632; 9. Carley Richardson, 52.15; $474; 10. Lizzy Ehr, 52.18, $316.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Trevor Kastner, 91 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Hide Out, $2,549; 2. Nate Perry, 89, $1,954; 3. Sage Kimzey, 87, $1,445; 4. Clayton Foltyn, 86, $935; 5. Bart Miller, 85, $595; 6. Brad Harris, 84, $425; 7. Joe Frost, 82, $340; 8. Chris Roundy, 80, $255; 9. Lane Wilhelm, 79; 10. Shane Proctor, 78; 11. John Young, 73. Final round: 1. Clayton Foltyn, 94 points on 4L & Diamond S’s Rustler’s Paradise, $1,650; 2. Chris Roundy, 92, $1,250; 3. (tie) Shane Proctor and Travor Kastner, 89, $750 each; 5. Sage Kimzey, 88, $350; 6. Joe Frost, 76, $250. Average: 1. (tie) Clayton Foltyn and Trevor Kastner, 180 points on two rides, $2,252; 3. Sage Kimzey, 175, $1,445; 4. Chris Roundy, 172, $935; 5. Shane Proctor, 167, $595; 6. Joe Frost, 158, $425; 7. Nate Perry, 89 points on one ride, $340; 8. Bart Miller, 85, $255.

postheadericon Short-round draw for Dodge City

Steven Peebles won the first round of bareback riding at Dodge City Roundup Rodeo and returns to Sunday night's championship round, which is full of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers and world champions.

Steven Peebles, a four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, won the first round of bareback riding at Dodge City Roundup Rodeo and returns to Sunday night’s championship round, which is full of NFR qualifiers and world champions.

We’re just a few hours away from an exciting championship night at the 2013 Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers will fill every event, and we will feature 11 world champions that have earned the right to compete in the Sunday night championship round. More photos have been added, and you can see them HERE.

Here is the roughstock draw for tonight’s action with some amazing match-ups:

Bareback riding:
Tilden Hooper-Frontier’s Delta Ship
Tom McFarland-Vold’s Pillow Talk
Austin Foss-Frontier’s Full Baggage
Seth Hardwick-Jim Kinney’s Brother
Justin McDaniel-Frontier’s Times Up
Tim O’Connell-Jim Kinney’s Molly
Evan Jayne-Frontier’s Short Stop
R.C. Landingham-Vold’s Kates Hot Sister
Luke Creasy-Frontier’s Show Stomper
Steven Peebles-Vold’s Wrangler Valley

Saddle bronc riding:
Brady Nicholes-Vold’s Matterhorn
Jake Wright-Vold’s Painted Valley
Jesse Wright-Vold’s Happy Valley
Ty Atchison-Vold’s Pilot Point
Cort Scheer-Frontier’s Wild Bill
Jesse Bail-Frontier’s Medicine Woman
Jacobs Crawley-Frontier’s Let Er Rip
Bradley Harter-Frontier’s Rooster
Tyler Corrington-Jim Kinney’s Dakota Babe
Chad Ferley-Vold’s Pepsi Valley
Cody Wright-Frontier’s Top Gun
Cole Elshere-Frontier’s Midnight Delight

Bull riding:
John Young-Frontier’s Bo Diddley
Shane Proctor-Frontier’s Big Red
Lane Wilhelm-Frontier’s Cowboy Compactor
Chris Roundy-4L & Diamond S’s Haunted Mesa
Joe Frost-Frontier’s Feeling So Fly
Brad Harris-4L & Diamond S’s Panhandle Wind
Bart Miller-4L & Diamond S’s Yes Deer
Clayton Foltyn-4L & Diamond S’s Rustler’s Paradise
Sage Kimzey-4L & Diamond S’s Weak Link
Nate Perry-Frontier’s Stanley’s Pick
Trevor Kastner-Frontier’s Centerfield

postheadericon Saturday night is special at Roundup

DODGE CITY, Kan. – The final preliminary performance of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo revealed plenty of secrets on Saturday night.

In addition to securing Sunday’s championship-round qualifiers, the fourth night of Kansas’ largest rodeo featured lead changes in four of the seven events: bareback rider Steven Peebles of Redmond, Ore.; team ropers Trey Harmon of Pocasset, Okla., and Jace Crabb of Mangum, Okla.; saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere of Faith, S.D.; and barrel racer Sabrina Ketcham of Yeso, N.M.

Cole Elshere

Cole Elshere

“Dodge City has been one of my favorites to come to, and I look forward to coming every year,” said Elshere, 23, a 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. “I’ve come to this rodeo a few times and made the short round two or three times. It’s got a big short round with a lot of money in it, and it’s a tour rodeo, so that counts for a lot right now.”

Yes, it does. Every dime counts, and not just for covering expenses. In rodeo, money earned equals championship points. The contestants in each event with the most money at the end of the season are crowned world champions.

For his part, Elshere matched moves with Harry Vold Rodeo’s Spring Creek for 85 points, earning $2,221 for winning the first go-round – the top 12 contestants in each event through the preliminary rounds in Dodge City earned the right to compete Sunday.

Elshere wasn’t the only contestant to find success Saturday. Harmon and Crabb moved into the lead on two runs after posting a second round-winning 4.5-second run. Combined with their morning run of 5.2 seconds, they jumped into the lead by just two-tenths of a second over Kaleb Driggers and Travis Graves.

Ketcham scored the fastest run of the rodeo in Saturday morning with a 16.87 to win the first go-round. She then blistered another run around the cloverleaf pattern in 17.08 to finish in a tie for second place in the second round. So far, she’s earned $3,498 in Dodge City with another round and the aggregate check yet to be paid.

Steven Peebles

Steven Peebles

Peebles, a four-time NFR qualifier who finished second in Dodge City a year ago, scored an 87 on Vold’s Dust Devil to claim the first-round win and the $2,645 payday. It was the second time the Oregon cowboy has tried his skill against the mare, which, he said, had been away from the arena while raising colts.

“They brought her back and she’s been fresh this year,” he said. “I knew how big she got and how hard she’s been bucking, so I knew she’d be all there.”

She was, but so was Peebles. Heading into this past week of rodeos, he was 21st in the world standings and needs to make a significant move if he hopes to move into the top 15 on the money list in order to qualify for a fifth-straight NFR.

“This is a very important move for me, because we’re not at the end of the season yet, but we’re just a couple months away from it,” Peebles said, noting that the regular season ends Sept. 30. “Everybody’s fighting for those holes to make it for the NFR, and for me, especially, it’s important to be winning at these tour rodeos that have a lot of money.

“To be able to win the long round here at a tour rodeo like this is an awesome feeling. It pays pretty good, but I’m focused on winning the short round and the average tomorrow and see where it all adds up from there.”

Dodge City Roundup Rodeo
Dodge City, Kan.
July 31-Aug. 4
Bareback riding:
1. Steven Peebles, 87 points on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Dust Devil, $2,645; 2. Luke Creasy, 83, $2,028; 2. (tie) R.C. Landingham and Evan Jayne, 82, $1,234 each; 3. (tie) Tim O’Connell and Justin McDaniel, 81, $529 each; 7. Seth Hardwick and Austin Foss, 80, $309; 9. (tie) Tom McFarland and Tilden Hooper, 79

Steer wrestling: First round: 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: 1. Bray Armes, 3.2 seconds, $2,747; 2. Casey Martin, 4.0, $2,389; 3. (tie) Ben Shofner, John Kloeckler and Jason Thomas, 4.1, $1,672 each; 6. Dru Melvin, 4.2, $956; 7. Kody Woodward, 4.3, $597; 8. Monty Eakin, 4.4, $239. Average leaders/short round qualifiers: 1. Bray Armes, 7.8 seconds on two runs; 2. Casey Martin, 8.2; 3. Seth Brockman, 9.4; 4. Dean Gorsuch, 9.6; 5. Riley Duvall, 9.7; 6. Glen Clark, 9.8; 7. Shayde Etherton, 10.0; 8. Ben Shofner, 10.1; 9. Clayton Moore, 11.0; 10. Cody Pratt, 11.1; 11. Jule Hazen, 11.5; 12. Cody Kroul, 11.7.

Team roping: First round: 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: 1. (tie) Justin Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper and Trey Harmon/Jace Crabb, 4.5 seconds, $2,309 each; 3. Matt Sherwood/Tommy Zuniga, 4.6, $1,826; 4. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves and Garrett Tonozzi/York Gill, 4.8, $1,343 each; 6. (tie) Paul David Tierney/Jared Bilby and Landon McClaugherty, 4.9, $698 each; 8. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 5.1, $215. Average leaders/short round qualifiers: 1. Trey Harmon/Jace Crabb, 9.7 seconds on two runs; 2. Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 9.9;3. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 10.1; 4. Coleman Proctor/Matt Kasner, 10.4; 5. Brady Tryan/Cody Doescher, 10.6; 6. Colby Lovell/Martin Lucero, 10.7; 7. Turtle Powell/Dugan Kelly, 11.0; 8. Caleb Smidt, 12.0; 9. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Jake Orman/Corey Hendrick, 12.1; 11. Chase Wiley/Ace Pearce, 13.3; 12. Mike Bacon/Joseph Harrison, 13.7.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cole Elshere, 85 points on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Spring Creek, $2,221; 2. (tie) Cody Wright and Chad Ferley, 84, $1,481 each; 4. (tie) Tyler Corrington and Bradley Harter, 83, $666; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 81, $370; 7. Jesse Bail, 80, $296; 8. (tie) Cort Scheer, Ty Atchison and Jesse Wright, 79, $74 each; 11. (tie) Jake Wright and Brady Nicholes, 78.

Tie-down roping: First round: 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: 1. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Hunter Herrin, 7.8 seconds, $2,215 each; 3. (tie) Fred Whitfield and Ryan Watkins, 8.1, $1,597 each; 5. Justin Macha, 8.3, $1,133; 6. (tie) Paul David Tierney and Clint Carpenter, 8.4, $670 each; 8. (tie) Clint Cooper and Jimmy Jumper, 8.5, $103. Average leaders/short round qualifiers: 1. Jerome Schneeberger, 17.7 seconds on two runs; 2. Justin Macha, 17.8; 3. Clif Cooper, 19.0; 4. Caleb Smidt, 19.1; 35. Cody Ohl, 19.4; 6. Clint Carpenter, 19.9; 7. Landon McClaugherty, 20.2; 8. Josh Peek, 20.5; 9. (tie) Blake Deckard and Tuf Cooper, 20.6; 11. Ben Madsen, 21.1; 12. Don Coffell, 21.2.

Barrel racing: First round: 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: 1. Lizzy Ehr, 17.06 seconds, $2,211; 2. (tie) Kendra Dickson and Sabrina Ketcham, 17.08, $1,737 each; 4. Carley Richardson, 17.10, $1,368; 5. Annesa Self, 17.11, $1,053; 6. Laura Lambert, 17.13, $842; 7. (tie) Kaley Bass and Whitney Baker, 17.14, $526 each; 9. Christine Laughlin, 17.15, $316; 10. Laura Kennedy, 17.16, $211. Average leaders/short round qualifiers: 1. Sabrina Ketcham, 33.95; 2. Christine Laughlin, 34.27 on two runs; 3. Taylor Jacob, 34.32; 4. Laura Lambert, 34.35; 5. Carley Richardson, 34.36; 6. Annesa Self, 34.40; 7. Shali Lord, 34.41; 8. Jessica Frost, 34.51; 9. Lizzy Ehr, 34.54; 10. Laura Kennedy, 34.58; 11. Carol Chesher, 34.59; 12. Jean Winters, 34.60.

Bull riding: 1. Trevor Kastner, 91 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Hide Out, $2,549; 2. Nate Perry, 89, $1,954; 3. Sage Kimzey, 87, $1,445; 4. Clayton Foltyn, 86, $935; 5. Bart Miller, 85, $595; 6. Brad Harris, 84, $425; 7. Joe Frost, 82, $340; 8. Chris Roundy, 80, $255; 9. Lane Wilhelm, 79; 10. Shane Proctor, 78; 11. John Young, 73.