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DUNCAN, Okla. – Cody Quaney knew he had to be fast on Saturday during the final night of the 2015 Prairie Circuit season.

He was, and it paid off in a big way for the tie-down roper from Cheney, Kan. Quaney roped and tied his calf in 8.4 seconds to win the third round of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. More importantly, his earnings inside the Stephens County Arena pushed him to the circuit’s year-end championship.

“It was really big, because it determined whether I won the year-end award or not,” said Quaney, now in his third year in ProRodeo.

Cody Quaney

Cody Quaney

In all, the Kansas cowboy pocketed $3,089 in Duncan and upended nine-time circuit champion Jerome Schneeberger of Ponca City, Okla., for the championship by less than $2,000.

“I did really good at the first of the year, and then I was gone to the Northwest during the August and September run,” Quaney said. “Jerome caught me then and had about an $1,100 lead, and I was able to catch him at the finals.”

The victory secures his first big championship in his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association career. More importantly, it qualifies Quaney to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will take place next spring in Kissimmee, Fla. He will be joined there by the average champion, Cole Bailey of Okmulgee, Okla., who roped and tied three calves in a cumulative time of 25.5 seconds to win the average championship.

For his mark, Quaney finished third in the average.

“It’s a big deal, because it gives me a lot of confidence going into next year,” he said. “I’m not known for winning a whole lot of rodeos, so it was good to get this year-end award.”

The 2008 Cheney High School graduate moved on to college rodeo at Vernon (Texas) College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla. Not only did he win the title made up of contestants and events primarily in the Oklahoma-Kansas-Nebraska region, he also finished 29th in the final world standings.

Though he spends a good portion of the winter near Dallas, he’s quite comfortable competing in his home circuit.

“This is where I’m from, so I’ll keep coming back,” Quaney said.

Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo
Oct. 15-17
Duncan, Okla.
Bareback riding:
First round: 1. Caine Riddle, 80 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Elvis, $1,365; 2. Blaine Kaufman, 79, $1,324; 3. Frank Morton, 76, $883; 4. (tie) Logan Patterson and Zachary Hibler, 73, $221 each. Second round: 1. Caine Riddle, 80 points Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Miss Zandy, $1,765; 2. (tie) Wyatt Clark, Brian Leddy and Frank Morton, 71, $883. Third round: 1. Caine Riddle, 84 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cross Fire, $1,765; 2. Blaine Kaufman, 79, $1,324; 3. Brody Cooper, 72, $883; 4. Frank Morton, 71, $441. Average: 1. Caine Riddle, 244 points on three rides, $2,748; 2. Blaine Kaufman, 228, $1,986; 3. Frank Morton, 218, $1,324; 4. Brian Leddy, 207, $662. Year-end champion: Caine Riddle.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Stockton Graves, 3.7 seconds, $1,765; 2. Riley Duvall, 4.2, $1,324; 3. Cole Edge, 4.4, $883; 4. Dean Gorsuch, 4.7, $441. Second round: 1. Cole Edge, 3.9 seconds, $1,765; 2. Clay Mindemann, 4.0, $1,324; 3. (tie) Tanner Brunner and Dru Melvin, 4.1, $662 each. Third round: 1. Jule Hazen, 3.5 seconds, $1,865; 2. (tie) Dean Gorsuch and Stockton Graves, 4.0, $1,103 each; 4. Ryan Swayze, 4.4, $441. Average: 1. Stockton Graves, 12.4 seconds on three runs, $2,648; 2. Riley Duvall, 13.8, $1,986; 3. Cole Edge, 14.0, $1,324; 4. Tanner Brunner, 14.8, $662. Year-end champion: Stockton Graves.

Team roping: First round: 1. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 5.6 seconds, $1,765; 2. Jesse Stipes/Billie Jack Saebens, 6.3, $1,324; 3. Mike Bacon/Joseph Harrison, 6.4, $883; 4. (tie) Jason Arndt/Austin Rogers and Hunter Munsell/Sawyer Barham, 6.7, $221 each. Second round: 1. Brandon Vaske/Braden Harmon, 5.2 seconds, $1,765; 2. Andrew Ward/ReaganWard, 5.3, $1,324; 3. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 5.8, $883; 4. (tie) Troy Boone/Dawson McMaster and Zac Small/Tyler Worley, $221 each. Third round: 1. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.7 seconds, $1,765; 2. Jesse Stipes/Billie Jack Staebens, 6.2, $1,324; 3. Colt Braden/Chad Evans, 6.5, $883; 4. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 6.6, $441. Average: 1. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 18.0 seconds on three runs, $2,648; 2. Jesse Stipes/Billie Jack Saebens, 20.3, $1,986; 3. Zac Small/Tyler Worley, 27.3, $1,324; 4. Colt Braden/Chad Evans, 30.4, $662.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Jesse James Kirby, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets, $1,765; 2. Joe Lufkin, 80, $1,324; 3. (tie) Ryan Bestol and Shade Etbauer, 77, $662 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Shade Etbauer, on Rafter H Rodeo’s Roan Alone, and Steven Dent, on Rafter H Rodeo’s Pocket Money, 78, $1,545 each; 3. Joe Lufkin, 77, $883; 4. Ryan Bestol, 76, $441. Third round: 1. Preston Kafka, 74 points on Frontier Rodeo’s War Eagle, $1,765; 2. Ryan Bestol, 73, $1,324; 3. Roper Kiesner, 69, $883; 4. Steven Dent, 63, $441. Average: 1. Ryan Bestol, 226 points on three rides, $2,648; 2. Steven Dent, 207, $1,986; 3. Preston Kafka, 204, $1,324; 4. Joe Lufkin, 157 points on two rides, $662.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. (tie) Tyler Mathew Milligan and Cole Bailey, 7.6 seconds, $1,545; 3. Bryson Sechrist, 7.7, $883; 4. (tie) Cole Wilson and Trell Ebauer, 8.1, $221 each. Second round: 1. Caleb Bullock, 7.8 seconds, $1,765; 2. Caddo Lewallen, 8.1, $1,324; 3. Cole Bailey, 8.8, $883; 4. Trent Creager, 8.9, $441. Third round: 1. Cody Quaney, 8.4 seconds, $1,765; 2. Tyler Milligan, 9.0, $1,324; 3. Cole Bailey, 9.1, $883; 4. L.D. Meier, 11.2, $441. Average: 1. Cole Bailey, 26.5 seconds on three runs, $2,648; 2. Tyler Milligan, 26.5, $1,986; 3. Cody Quaney, 27.5, $1,324; 4. Cole Wilson, 29.1, $662. Year-end champion: Cody Quaney.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Shy-Anne Jarrett, 16.30 seconds, $1,788; 2. (tie) Mary Burger and Lauren Magdeburg, 16.32, $1,117 each; 4. Kim Couch, 16.56, $447. Second round: 1. Ari-Anna Flynn, 16.22 seconds, $1,787; 2. Jeanne Anderson, 16.23, $1,341; 3. Lauren Magdeburg, 16.32, $894; 4. Kara Large, 16.35, $447. Third round: 1. Emily Miller, 16.24 seconds, $1,788; 2. Kim Couch, 16.31, $1,341; 3. Kara Large, 16.33, $894; 4. Mary Burger, 13.42, $447. Average: 1. Mary Burger, 49.18 seconds on three runs, $2,681; 2. Lauren Magdeburg, 49.30, $2,011; 3. Kim Couch, 49.44, $1,341; 4. Tracy Nowlin, 49.75, $670. Year-end champion: Kim Couch.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 11.1 seconds, $1,618; 2. Chet Herren, 12.5, $1,213; 3. Ralph Williams, 12.7, $809; 4. Roger Branch, 13.1, $404. Second round: 1. Mike Chase, 10.3 seconds, $1,618; 2. Rod Hartness, 11.0, $1,213; 3. Brad Starks, 11.4, $809; 4. Ralph Williams, 11.6, $404. Third round: 1. J.P. Wickett, 9.7 seconds, $1,618; 2. (tie) Shorty Garten, and Brad Mohon, 10.5, $1,011 each; 4. Rocky Patterson, 11.4, $404.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Chris McCombs, 81 points on Silver Creek Rodeo’s Crabby Abby, $1,765; 2. Trevor Kastner, 80, $1,324; no other qualified rides. Second round: 1. Tate Stratton, 78 points on Rafter H Rodeo’s Never Been Kissed, $1,765; no other qualified rides. Third round: 1. Jake Gowdy, 82 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s South Point Style, $1,765; 2. Trevor Kastner, 56, $1,324; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Trevor Kastner, 136 points on two rides, $2,648; 2. Jake Gowdy, 82 points on one ride, $1,986; 3. Chris McCombs, 81, $1,324; 4. Tate Stratton, 78, $662. Year-end champion: Jake Gowdy.

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