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postheadericon Wright rides from Guymon jinx

Rusty Wright rides Powder River Rodeo's Look Again for 87 points to take the lead at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Rusty Wright rides Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again for 87 points to take the lead at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

GUYMON, Okla. – Rusty Wright knew he had a chance to change his fortunes in this Oklahoma Panhandle town.

He did that Saturday night during the third performance of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, matching moves with Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again for 87 points to take the saddle bronc riding lead. He’ll have to wait until Sunday’s final performance to see where his score lands, but he must like his chances to claim this coveted championship.

“I’ve never actually had any luck until this year,” said Wright, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Milford, Utah, who now sits 20th in the world standings. “It was a little slow start coming back from my leg (injury). The past couple of weeks I’ve been drawing good and riding them good enough. I’m moving up the standings.”

Rusty Wright

Rusty Wright

Wright suffered a broken leg late last season and just recovered in time to compete at the NFR. The lingering effects of the injury, though, carried over to 2017.

His ride Saturday should help. The big brown horse jumped and kicked straight across the Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena, and Wright showed off that classic spur stroke to score the big points.

“That horse jumps really high and kicks really hard,” he said. “He feels like he’s really bucking, but at the same time, it’s really smooth because you’re ahead of him and beating him to the ground.”

The key in bronc riding is to have the heels of the boots to the front of the animal’s shoulders as the front hooves hit the ground. As the stroke moves to the back of the saddle then to the front again, a good ride looks like a rhythmic dance.

“That’s the kind of horse that if you’re not ahead of him and have your feet set (above the horse’s shoulders) before he hits the ground, he’ll make you pay for it,” Wright said. “He’s a bucker, but he feels good if you’re doing everything right.”

He was. But that’s become a staple for the Wright family. Rusty Wright travels the rodeo trail with his younger brother, Ryder, their father, Cody, and their uncle, Spencer. All have performed at the NFR: Cody Wright is a two-time world champion, and Spencer won the 2014 gold buckle. Ryder Wright won five of 10 go-rounds last year and finished fourth in the world standings.

Now just 21, Rusty Wright is making quite a name for himself, but he understands that he’s had quite a bit of help in the process. He has three other uncles that ride broncs: Alex and twins Jesse and Jake. The twins also have been to the NFR, and Jesse won the 2012 world title.

“It’s hard enough being away from home,” he said. “With these guys with you, it’s not as bad. When you’re not doing very good, they just make it better. My dad and all my uncles have been there and done that. When my brother and I need advice, they’re right there.”

Family is important, but to a competitor, winning is also a vital part of the process. Rusty Wright knows that as well as anyone

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-7
Results through the first performance

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Clayton Biglow, 86.5 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Bar Code; 2. Jordan Petlon, 84; 3. Tanner Phipps, 83.5; 4. Jake Brown, 82.5; 5. Luke Creasy, 82; \6. Mason Clements, 80.5; 7. (tie) J.C. Hester Jr., Tim O’Connell and Jamie Howlett, 80.

Team roping: Third round leaders: 1. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.8 seconds; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 6.4; 3. Brooks Dahozy/Tommy Zuniga, 6.7; 4. (tie) Tyler Wade/Clint Summers and Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 7.0; 6. Brian Dunning/Tad Sheets, 7.4; 7. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 7.6; 8. (tie)Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson and Blake Deckard/Sawyer Barham, 8.0. Aggregate leaders: 1. Brooks Dahozy/Tommy Zuniga, 23.6 seconds on three runs; 2. Shay Carrol/Nano Garza, 27.5; 3. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 28.1; 4. Manny Equsquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 28.9; 5. Kyle Letzelter, 29.4; 6. Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 32.9; 7. Blake Deckard/Sawyer Barham, 33.9; 8. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 37.0.

Steer wrestling: Third round leaders: 1. Tyler Pearson, 3.4 seconds; 2. Riley Duvall, 3.6; 3. Trell Etbauer, 3.7; 4. Jon Ragatz, 3.8; 5. (tie) Ty Erickson, Mike Bates Jr. and Jacob Talley, 4.0; 8. Tyler Waguespack, 4.1. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ty Erickson, 13.0 seconds on three runs; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 13.1; 3. Jon Ragatz, 14.4; 4. Casey Martin, 14.6; 5. Tyler Pearson, 15.0; 6. Cole Edge, 15.9; 7. (tie) Will Lummus and Trell Etbauer, 16.0.

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Rusty Wright, 87 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 84.5; 3. Tyler Corrington, 83.5; 4. Jake Wright, 82; 5. Tyrel Smth, 81.5; 6. Hardy Braden, 81; 7. Leon Fountain, 80.5; 8. Cort Scheer, 79.5.

Tie-down roping: Third round leaders: 1. Caddo Lewallen, 7.5 seconds; 2. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Trell Etbauer, 7.7; 4. Cimarron Boardman, 7.9; 5. (tie) Michael Otero and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0; 7. Cory Solomon, 8.1; 8. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Sterling Smith, 8.2. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 23.3 seconds on three runs; 2. Shane Hanchey, 23.4; 3. Cory Solomon, 24.9; 4. Michael Otero, 25.1; 5. Tyson Durfey, 25.9; 6. Sterling Smith, 25.9; 7. Cimarron Boardman, 26.5; 8. Trell Etbauer, 26.9.

Barrel racing: Second round leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 17.20 seconds; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.38; 3. Carmel Wright, 17.45; 4. Dona Kay Rule, 17.46; 5. (tie) Jodi Colton, Kelly Tovar and Cayla Small, 17.49; 8. Tiany Schuster, 17.50; 8. (tie) Lauren Magdeburg and Lake Mehalic, 17.53. Aggregate leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel 35.02 seconds on two runs; 2. Carmel Wright, 35.18; 3. Jodi Colton, 35.22; 4. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Tammy Fischer, 35.25; 6. Mary Walker, 35.34; 7. Carley Richardson, 35,36l 8. (tie) Dona Kay Rule and Kelly Tovar, 35.37; 10. Tiany Schuster, 35.38.

Bull riding leaders: 1. Roscoe Jarbo, 84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Apollo’s Gold; 2. Trevor Reiste, 84; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, 83; 4. (tie) Jeff Askey and Kyle Ziegler, 82; 6. John Pitts, 80.5; 7. Joe Frost, 80; 8. Trevor Kastner, 77.

postheadericon Jarrett finds comfort in Guymon

Ryan Jarrett ropes his calf Saturday afternoon to take the tie-down roping average lead at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Ryan Jarrett ropes his calf Saturday afternoon to take the tie-down roping average lead at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

By Katie Lackey
TwisTed Rodeo
GUYMON, Okla. – With only six rodeos under his belt this year, Ryan Jarrett has bounced back from a wrist injury with an opportunity to win Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo.

Jarrett, the 10-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, has spent some time on the sidelines because of wrist surgery he had done after the 2016 NFR.

“I have been at home doing lots of work,” Jarrett said. “I am pretty excited to get back at it and go to all those rodeos.”

Ryan Jarrett

Ryan Jarrett

His cumulative time of 23.3-seconds on three runs has set him up to take the lead in the tie-down roping after the second performance Saturday afternoon. There are still two performances left to go before Jarrett is able to officially clench the title.

“It is real important,” Jarrett said about winning Pioneer Days. “They have lots of entries. The added money is good, and the rounds pay well. It will bring you up in the standings if you do good here.”

He managed an 8.0-second run on his third calf. The run tied him for fourth place in the round.

“I should have won money in that round. Eight (seconds) flat probably won’t win much; if it does, it will be at the bottom,” he said. “I have a pretty good chance to win the average.”

Jarrett has always done well in the Oklahoma Panhandle. In 2009, he won the tie-down roping, but his success hasn’t come without support from his family.

“It makes a lot of things possible,” Jarrett said. “If I need to be gone, I don’t really worry about anything; it is all taken care of. They are behind me 100 percent. They do whatever I need done to make it possible.”

This support will be vital to Jarrett as he attempts to make another trip to the NFR.

“There will be a lot more rodeos that I will go to around Oklahoma and in the circuit before I head out for the summer,” he said. “I won’t leave until June 10 or so where I will be gone for about 100 days.

Jarrett is feeling hopeful about the money earned here propelling him to success into the summer months.

“It gives me a pretty good boost,” he said. “I have been winning decent at some small rodeos, but this feels good.”

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-7
Results through the first performance

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Clayton Biglow, 86.5 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Bar Code; 2. Jordan Petlon, 84; 3. Jake Brown, 82.5; 4. Mason Clements, 80.5; 5. (tie) J.C. Hester Jr. and Tim O’Connell, 80; 7. Tilden Hooper, 78.5; 8. Nate McFadden, 78.

Team roping: Third round leaders: 1. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.8 seconds; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 6.4; 3. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 7.0; 4. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 7.6; 5. Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson, 8.0; 6. (tie) Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer and Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 9.3; 8. Jr. Dees/Matt Zancanella, 13.1. Aggregate leaders: 1. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 28.1 seconds on three runs; 2. Manny Equsquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 28.9; 3. Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 32.9; 4. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 37.0; 5. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 40.1; 6. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 13.6 seconds on two runs; 7. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 13.8; 8. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 14.3.

Steer wrestling: Third round leaders: 1. Tyler Pearson, 3.4 seconds; 2. Jon Ragatz, 3.8; 3. (tie) Ty Erickson, Mike Bates Jr. and Jacob Talley, 4.0; 6. Tyler Waguespack, 4.1; 7. Cole Edge, 4.3; 8. Richard Coats, 4.4. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ty Erickson, 13.0 seconds on three runs; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 13.1; 3. Jon Ragatz, 14.4; 4. Casey Martin, 14.6; 5. Tyler Pearson, 15.0; 6. Cole Edge, 15.9; 7. Will Lummus, 16.0; 8. Jacob Talley, 16.1.

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. CoBurn Bradshawm 84.5 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex; 2. Jake Wright, 82; 3. Leon Fountain, 80.5; 4. Cort Scheer, 79.5; 5. Colt Gordon, 79; 6. Taos Muncy 77.5; 7. Shorty Garrett, 77; 8. Audy Reed, 76.5.

Tie-down roping: Third round leaders: 1. Caddo Lewallen, 7.5 seconds; 2. Shane Hanchey, 7.7; 3. Cimarron Boardman, 7.9; 4. (tie) Michael Otero and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0; 6. Cory Solomon, 8.1; 7. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Sterling Smith, 8.2. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 23.3 seconds on three runs; 2. Shane Hanchey, 23.4; 3. Cory Solomon, 24.9; 4. Michael Otero, 25.1; 5. Tyson Durfey, 25.9; 6. Sterling Smith, 25.9; 7. Cimarron Boardman, 26.5; 8. Caddo Lewallen, 27.8.

Barrel racing: Second round leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 17.20 seconds; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.38; 3. Dona Kay Rule, 17.46; 4. (tie) Jodi Colton, Kelly Tovar and Cayla Small, 17.49; 7. Tiany Schuster, 17.50; 8. (tie) Lauren Magdeburg and Lake Mehalic, 17.53; 10. Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.58; 6. (tie) Falon Jordan and Ali Armstrong, 17.60; 8. Taci Bettis, 17.62; 9. Cerei McCaffery, 17.65; 10. Sarah Kieckhefer, 17.66. Aggregate leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel 35.02 seconds on two runs; 2. Jodi Colton, 35.22; 3. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Tammy Fischer, 35.25; 5. (tie) Dona Kay Rule and Kelly Tovar, 35.37; 7. Tiany Schuster, 35.38; 8. Morgan Breaux, 35.40; 9. Lauren Magdeburg, 35.44; 10. Jaime Barrow, 35.73.

Bull riding leaders: 1. Roscoe Jarbo, 84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Apollo’s Gold; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 83; 3. (tie) Jeff Askey and Kyle Ziegler, 82; 5. John Pitts, 80.5; 6. Joe Frost, 80; 7. Trevor Kastner, 77; 8. Corey Atwell, 82.

postheadericon Erickson chasing Guymon title

Ty Erickson wrestled his way into the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo lead. On Friday, he scored a 4.0-second run to hold a 1.4-second lead over the No. 2 cowboy. He has earned $97,000 already this season. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Ty Erickson wrestled his way into the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo lead. On Friday, he scored a 4.0-second run to hold a 1.4-second lead over the No. 2 cowboy. He has earned $97,000 already this season. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

GUYMON, Okla. – Ty Erickson is coming off the best regular season of his career, where he won $93,000.

He’s bettered that already in 2017, and it’s early May; there are still five months and dozens of lucrative rodeos ahead of him before the campaign closes Sept. 30.

“It’s been weird, honestly,” said Erickson, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Helena, Mont. “I’ve been very fortunate, because I’ve done pretty well at every big rodeo we’ve gone to.”

Ty Erickson

Ty Erickson

As of Friday night, he had earned more than $97,000 wrestling steers in ProRodeo. That includes $1,529 he earned in the first round of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. He’ll likely add to it by weekend’s end, thanks in large part to his third-round run on the opening performance of Guymon’s Hall of Fame rodeo.

Erickson wrestled his steer to the ground in 4.0 seconds; that, combined with his previous two runs, gives the Montana cowboy a three-run cumulative time of 13.0 seconds and a huge lead in the race to the average championship. He will now await the remaining three performances to see where he finishes his few days in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

“Any rodeo you can win – whether it’s Guymon, Oklahoma; Helena, Montana; or San Antonio, Texas – each one you can win is pretty special,” he said. “There are so many good bulldoggers in the PRCA that it’s hard to win a rodeo, much less a check at a ProRodeo.”

He got a little help from Outlaw, a horse owned by his traveling partner, Tyler Wageuspack, the reigning world champion steer wrestler.

“We’ve been riding him at a lot of places this summer, and he’s been working great everywhere,” Erickson said. “I rode him every round in Guymon. I think I’ll get a decent check in the average, but we’ll see; there are a lot of good bulldoggers yet to go.”

Still, he set a solid mark with his aggregate score.

“There are so many good guys that still have to go that can be just as fast, so you just have to go at every one of them,” he said.

One of those is Wageuspack, who is 9.0 seconds on two runs. After his race to the gold buckle last year, the Louisiana bulldogger sits second behind Erickson. The difference, however, is about $35,000. The tandem also travels with Clayton Hass, who finished the 2016 season as the reserve world champion all-around cowboy.

“Having a good group of guys that you travel with is really important,” Erickson said. “If a guy’s not doing as well that weekend, you’ve got the other two there picking him up. It helps a guy win, too, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

It’s been profitable, too.

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-7
Results through the first performance
Bareback riding leaders: 1. Clayton Biglow, 86.5 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Bar Code; 2. Jordan Petlon, 84; 3. Jake Brown, 82.5; 4. (tie) J.C. Hester Jr. and Tim O’Connell, 80; 6. Tilden Hooper, 78.5; 7. Nate McFadden, 78; 8. Devan Reilly, 75

Team roping: Third round leaders: 1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 6.4 seconds; Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 7.0; 3. Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson, 8.0; 4. Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer, 9.3; 5. Manny Equsquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 14.5; no other qualified times. Aggregate leaders: 1. Manny Equsquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 28.9 seconds on three runs; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 13.6 seconds on two runs; 3. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 13.8; 4. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 14.3; 5. Logan Olson/Will Woodfin, 14.4; 6. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 14.6; 7. (tie) Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson and Brit Ellerman/T.J. Watts, 15.0.

Steer wrestling: Third round leaders: 1. Jon Ragatz, 3.8 seconds; 2. (tie) Ty Erickson, Mike Bates Jr. and Jacob Talley, 4.0; 5. Trever Nelson, 4.7; 6. Del Ray Kraupie, 5.0; 7. Will Lummus, 5.1; 8. T.J. Hall, 5.6. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ty Erickson, 13.0 seconds on three runs; 2. Jon Ragatz, 14.4; 3. Will Lummus, 16.0; 4. Jacob Talley, 16.1; 5. Mike Bates Jr., 17.6; 6. T.J. Hall, 19.4; 7. Matt Reeves, 22.2; 8. Trever Nelson, 23.2.

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. CoBurn Bradshawm 84.5 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex; 2. Jake Wright, 82; 3. Shorty Garrett, 77; 4. Audy Reed, 76.5; 5. Jace Lane, 75.5; 6. Clay Elliott, 74; 7. Alex Wright, 70; 8. Ben Englelman, 68.

Tie-down roping: Third round leaders: 1. Shane Hancheym, 7.7 seconds; 2. Cimarron Boardman, 7.9; 3. Cory Solomon, 8.1; 4. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Sterling Smith, 8.2; 6. Cade Swor, 8.6; 7. Marcos Costa, 89.9; 7. Bart Brunson, 9.2. Aggregate leaders: 1. Shane Hanchey, 23.4 seconds on three runs; 2. Cory Solomon, 24.9; 3. Tyson Durfey, 25.9; 4. Sterling Smith, 25.9; 5. Cimarron Boardman, 26.5; 6. Cade Swor, 29.4; 7. Robert Mathis, 31.5; 8. Bart Brunson, 32.2.

Barrel racing: Second round leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 17.20 seconds; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.38; 3. Cayla Small, 17.49; 4. Lake Mehalic, 17.53; 5. Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.58; 6. (tie) Falon Jordan and Ali Armstrong, 17.60; 8. Taci Bettis, 17.62; 9. Cerei McCaffery, 17.65; 10. Sarah Kieckhefer, 17.66. Aggregate leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel 35.02 seconds on two runs; 2. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Tammy Fischer, 35.25; 4. Jaime Barrow, 35.73; 5. Billie Ann Harmon, 35.74; 6. Fallon Jordan, 35.79; 7. Ali Armstrong, 35.99; 8. (tie) Shali Lord and Angela Mikles, 36.01; 10. Sara Bynum, 36.10.

Bull riding leaders: 1. Roscoe Jarbo, 84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Apollo’s Gold; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 83; 3. John Pitts, 80.5; 4. Joe Frost, 80; no other qualified rides.

postheadericon 2017 Guymon barrel racing first round

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-7
First-round results: Barrel racing: 1. Sindey Forrest, 17.40 seconds, $2,205; 2. Shea Durfey, 17.53, $1,890; 3. (tie) Tammy Fischer and Davie King, 17.56, $1,470 each; 5. Tracy Nowlin, 17.59, $1,040; 6. Britta Thiel, 17.60, $840; 7. Jessi Fish, 17.71, $630; 8. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Morgan Breaux, 17.72, $367 each; 10. (tie) Jodi Colton, Carmel Wright and Jackie Ganter, 17.73, $70 each.

postheadericon Fun for all in Guymon this weekend

GUYMON, Okla. – Pioneer Days Rodeo never ceases to amaze me, and this year’s event looks to be one of the best.

That’s saying something about an event that was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame just a couple of years ago. But with 961 competitors who threw their hats into the ring just to be part of this event, the very best in the world are ready to showcase their talents on a grand stage.

Ted Harbin TwisTed Rodeo

Ted Harbin
TwisTed Rodeo

But Pioneer Days Rodeo is more than just a world-class competition; it also is a fun event for everyone in the family. Whether it’s fast times, big scores or high-flying dismounts, there are many wonderful things to expect inside Hitch Arena over the four performances this weekend.

Take Justin Rumford, who in just a few short years at the craft has been recognized as one of the best clowns and entertainers in rodeo. You don’t want to miss his antics, and when you see him in action, you’ll realize just how special of a personality he is and what he offers to folks who attend the rodeo.

The committee also will be giving away bicycles to youngsters that attend the Saturday matinee, and tickets for the 2 p.m. performance will be given at a discounted rate. In fact, the advanced-ticket pricing is available at all ticket outlets throughout the weekend, so rodeo-goers have the opportunity for great savings by purchasing those advanced tickets.

Mixed in with forecasted brilliant weather, and there are several reasons anyone who wants to be entertained should make their way to Guymon this weekend.

It’s worth the trip.

postheadericon Delayed Guymon timed-event results 2017

J.D. Struxness

J.D. Struxness

Steer wrestling: Second round: 1. (tie) Jacob Talley, Hunter Crawford and J.D. Struxness, 4.2 seconds, $1,529 each; 4. Levi Rudd, 4.3, $1,070; 5. (tie) Justin Shaffer, Kyle Irwin and Tyler Waguespack, 4.4, $612; 8. Jon Ragatz, 4.5, $153. Average leaders: 1. Levi Rudd, 8.2 seconds on two runs; 2. (tie) Ty Erickson and Tyler Waguespack, 9.0; 4. J.D. Struxness, 9.2; 5. Cody Cabral, 9.5; 6. Casey Martin, 10.0; 7. Kyle Irwin, 10.1; 8. Jon Ragatz, 10.6.

Kory Koontz

Kory Koontz

Team roping: Second round: 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 5.4, $2,092; 2. Jr. Dees/Matt Zancanella, 5.8, 1,819; 3. (tie) Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 6.7, $1,410; 5. Logan Olson/Will Woodfin, 6.8, $1,001; 6. Brit Ellerman/T.J. Watts, 7.3, $728; 7. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 7.4, $455; 8. (tie) Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer and Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 7.5, $91. Average leaders: 1. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 14.3 seconds on two runs; 2. (tie) Logan Olson/Will Woodfin and Manny Egusquiza Jr../Daniel Braman IV, 14.4; 4. Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 14.6; 5. Brit Ellerman/T.J. Watts, 15.0; 6. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 15.4; 7. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 16.1; 8. (tie) Cole Cooper/Ryon Tittle, Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Blake Hughes/Cody Doescher, 16.2.

Tuf Cooper

Tuf Cooper

Tie-down roping: Second round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 6.8 seconds, $1,787; 2. Tyson Durfey, 7.1, $1,554; 3. (tie) Marty Yates, Tyler Prcin and Michael Otero, 7.2, $1,088 each; 6. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Shane Hanchey, 7.3, $405 each; 8. Chris Demases, 7.5, $155. Average leaders: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 15.3 seconds on two runs; 2. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Cody Quaney, 15.7; 4. Trevor Brazile, 15.8; 5. (tie) Cory Solomon and Scott Kormos, 16.8; 7. Catfish Brown, 16.9; 8. Michael Otero, 17.1.

postheadericon Garr wins Guymon’s first 2017 title

Brian Garr

Brian Garr

First round: 1. Cody Lee, 12.6 seconds, $1,938; 2. Brian Garr, 12.8, $1,604; 3. K.W. Lauer, 13.1, $1,270; 4. John Bland, 13.2, $936; 5. Coy Thompson, 13.6, $602; 6. Luke Bland, 14.0, $334. Second round: 1. Marty Jones, 11.4 seconds, $1,938; 2. Scott Snedecor, 11.7, $1,604; 3. Coy Thompson, 11.9, $1,370; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 12.2, $938; 5. (tie) Shay Good and Rocky Patterson, 12.4, $468 each. Third round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.7 seconds, $1,938; 2. (tie) Chet Herren and Scott Snedecor, 9.9, $1,437 each; 4. Rocky Patterson, 10.1, $936; 5. Cody Scheck, 10.5, $602; 6. Mark Milner, 10.6, $334. Aggregate leaders: 1. Brian Garr, 41.0 seconds on three runs, $2,908; 2. Shay Good, 42.8, $2,406; 3. K.W. Lauer, 44.3, $1,905; 4. (tie) Darin Suit and Cody Scheck, 49.0, $1,153 each; 6. Billy Good, 50.6, $501.

postheadericon Guymon tie-down roping first round

1. Jesse Clark, 7.3 seconds, $1,787; 2. E.J. Roberts, 7.6, $1,554; 3. Trevor Brazile, 7.7, $1,321; 4. Catfish Brown, 7.9, $1,088; 5. (tie) Marcos Costa, Joe Colletti, Riley Pruitt and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0, $505 each.

postheadericon Guymon bulldogging, team roping first round

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Levi Rudd, 3.9 seconds, $1,758; 2. Ty Erickson, 4.4, $1,529; 3. Casey Martin, 4.5, $1,300; 4. (tie) Tyler Waguespack and Cody Cabral, $956 each; 6. Tristan Martin, 4.8, $612; 7. (tie) Nick Guy, Tyler Pearson and Hunter Cure, 4.9, $178 each.

Team roping: First round: 1. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 5.9 seconds, $2,092; 2. (tie) Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV and Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 6.2, $1,683 each; 4. Rowdy Rieken/Ace Pearce, 6.3, $1,274; 5. Blake Hughes/Cody Doescher, 6.7, $1,001; 6. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 6.8, $728; 7. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 6.9, $455; 8. (tie) Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson and Tylere Wojciechowski/Wesley Moss, 7.0, $91 each.

postheadericon Steer roping to wrap Wednesday

GUYMON, Okla. – The Pioneer Days Rodeo committee continues to roll with the punches.

After a winter storm delayed the start of competition until Tuesday, steer ropers concluded three go-rounds. The committee, working with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, opted to keep the four-round format. The final round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The first rounds of the other three men’s timed events – steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping – is scheduled to begin directly after.

In Tuesday’s delayed start to the rodeo, Brian Garr of Belle Fourche, S.D., owns the lead with a three-run cumulative time of 41.0 seconds. That’s nearly two seconds faster than the runner-up, Shay Good of Midland, Texas. But it will come down to Wednesday’s final few rounds to decide the first champion of this year’s Pioneer Days Rodeo.

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-7
Results

Steer roping: First round: 1. Cody Lee, 12.6 seconds, $1,772; 2. Brian Garr, 12.8, $1,466; 3. K.W. Lauer, 13.1, $1,161; 4. John Bland, 13.2, $855; 5. Coy Thompson, 13.6, $550; 6. Luke Bland, 14.0, $306. Second round: 1. Marty Jones, 11.4 seconds, $1,772; 2. Scott Snedecor, 11.7, $1,466; 3. Coy Thompson, 11.9, $1,161; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 12.2, $855; 5. (tie) Shay Good and Rocky Patterson, 12.4, $428 each. Third round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.7 seconds, $1,772; 2. (tie) Chet Herren and Scott Snedecor, 9.9, $1,314 each; 4. Rocky Patterson, 10.1, $855; 5. Cody Scheck, 10.5, $550; 6. Mark Milner, 10.6, $306. Aggregate leaders: 1. Brian Garr, 41.0 seconds on three runs; 2. Shay Good, 42.8; 3. K.W. Lauer, 44.3; 4. (tie) Darin Suit and Cody Scheck, 49.0; 6. Billy Good, 50.6; 7. Scott Snedecor, 21.6 seconds on two runs; 8. Rocky Patterson, 22.5.

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