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postheadericon Round 5 final results

Bareback riding: 1. Kaycee Feild, 91 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie, $26,231; 2. Tanner Aus, 86.5, $20,731; 3. (tie) Will Lowe and Steven Peebles, 85.5, $13,327 each; 5. Seth Hardwick, 83, $6,769; 6. Bobby Mote, 81.5, $4,231.

Steer wrestling: 1. K.C. Jones, 3.3 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Trevor Knowles and Seth Brockman, 4, $18,192; 4. (tie) Ty Erickson, Nick Guy, Tyler Waguespack and Casey Martin, 4.1, $5,500 each.

Derrick Begay

Derrick Begay

Team roping: 1. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Jake Long and Derrick Begay/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 4.0 seconds, $23,481 each; 3. Luke Brown/Kollin VonAhn, 4.3, $15,654; 4. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.4, $11,000; 5. JoJo LeMond/Junior Nogueira, 4.6, $6,769; 6. Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz, 5.1, $4,231.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 90 points on Beutler & Son’s Would Up, $26,231; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 88.4, $20,730; 3. Wade Sundell, 87.5, $15,654; 4. Cody DeMoss, 85.5, $11,000; 5. Heith DeMoss, 83.5, $6,769; 6. Rusty Wright, 83, $4,231.

Tie-down roping: 1. Cory Solomon, 7.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Hunter Herrin, 7.7, $20,731; 3. Caleb Smidt, 8.5, $15,654; 4. Sterling Smith, 8.6, $11,000; 5. Trevor Brazile, 8.8, $6,769; 6. Tyson Durfey, 8.9, $4,231.

Barrel racing: 1. Nancy Hunter, 13.62 seconds, $26,231; 2. Fallon Taylor, 13.71, $20,731; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 13.75, $15,654; 4. Taylor Jacob, 13.76, $11,000; 5. Callie DuPerier, 13.86, $6,769; 6. Sarah Rose McDonald, 13.97, $4,231.

Bull riding: 1. Wesley Silcox, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Broken Arrow, $26,231; 2. Ty Wallace, 85, $20,731; 3. Cody Teel, 83, $15,654; 4. Parker Breding, 82.5, $11,000; 5. Caleb Sanderson, 78, $6,769; 6. (tie) Shane Proctor and Sage Kimzey, 77, $2115 each.

postheadericon Silcox wins the fifth round

Wesley Silcox

Wesley Silcox

1. Wesley Silcox, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Broken Arrow, $26,231; 2. Ty Wallace, 85, $20,731; 3. Cody Teel, 83, $15,654; 4. Parker Breding, 82.5, $11,000; 5. Caleb Sanderson, 78, $6,769; 6. (tie) Shane Proctor and Sage Kimzey, 77, $2115.

postheadericon Hunter shoots down Round 5 win

1. Nancy Hunter, 13.62 seconds, $26,231; 2. Fallon Taylor, 13.71, $20,731; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 13.75, $15,654; 4. Taylor Jacob, 13.76, $11,000; 5. Callie DuPerier, 13.86, $6,769; 6. Sarah Rose McDonald, 13.97, $4,231.

postheadericon Solomon earns Round 5 win

Cory Solomon

Cory Solomon

1. Cory Solomon, 7.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Hunter Herrin, 7.7, $20,731; 3. Caleb Smidt, 8.5, $15,654; 4. Sterling Smith, 8.6, $11,000; 5. Trevor Brazile, 8.8, $6,769; 6. Tyson Durfey, 8.9, $4,231.

postheadericon Bradshaw belts out a 90 in broncs

1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 90 points on Beutler & Son’s Would Up, $26,231; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 88.4, $20,730; 3. Wade Sundell, 87.5, $15,654; 4. Cody DeMoss, 85.5, $11,000; 5. Heith DeMoss, 83.5, $6,769; 6. Rusty Wright, 83, $4,231.

postheadericon Two teams win in team roping

Jake Long

Jake Long

1. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Jake Long and Derrick Begay/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 4.0 seconds, $23,481; 3. Luke Brown/Kollin VonAhn, 4.3, $15,654; 4. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 4.4, $11,000; 5. JoJo LeMond, 4.6, $6,769; 6. Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz, 5.1, $4,231.

postheadericon K.C. back on top

K.C. Jones

K.C. Jones

1. K.C. Jones, 3.3 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Trevor Knowles and Seth Brockman, 4, $18,192; 4. (tie) Ty Erickson, Nick Guy, Tyler Waguespack and Casey Martin, 4.1, $5,500.

postheadericon Feild goes 91 in Round 5

Kaycee Feild

Kaycee Feild

1. Kaycee Feild, 91 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie, $26,231; 2. Tanner Aus, 86.5, $20,731; 3. (tie) Will Lowe and Steven Peebles, 85.5, $13,327; 5. Seth Hardwick, 83, $6,769; 6. Bobby Mote, 81.5, $4,231.

postheadericon Ratliff catches Round 4 paycheck

LAS VEGAS – Sometimes the littlest things end up making the biggest magic.

Take Winn Ratliff’s ride Sunday night during the fourth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo. The Leesville, La., bareback rider matched moves with Frontier Rodeo’s Times Up for 82 points. He placed fourth in the round and pocketed $11,000.

Winn Ratliff

Winn Ratliff

It was his first paycheck of this NFR, his third trip to the Nevada desert for ProRodeo’s grand championship. But it was significant. He already has moved up two spots to 13th in the world standings, and he has six more go-rounds to go.

This season, he has earned nearly $97,000 riding bucking horses. He won 11 rodeos, including top-dollar events in Nampa, Idaho, and Prescott, Ariz.; still, most of his earnings came from catching decent checks along the way.

“Winning the Snake River Stampede (in Nampa) during its 70th anniversary was really special,” said Ratliff, who lives in Leesville with his wife, Brittany, and their daughter, Maryclaire, who was born this past May. “Then to win Prescott, with all the history behind, was an accomplishment in itself.”

While Sunday’s earnings were nice, the goal each night in Las Vegas is to win the go-rounds. By doing so, cowboys will collect more than $26,000 a night. Ratliff likes his chances to do just that. Not only does the NFR feature the top 15 cowboys in the world standings, it also is the showcase for the very best bucking animals in the sport.

Ratliff finished just out of the money in the opening round, scoring 79 points. He knows he has some ground to make up in the final six nights of the season, but he’s up for the challenge.

On Monday night, for example, he is matched with Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet Fever, a horse that is considered one of the greatest in ProRodeo. If he continues to be matched with bucking horses of that caliber, he will be in a great position to add to his season earnings.

That is what competing at the NFR is all about.

postheadericon Jayne handles rank horse in 4th round

LAS VEGAS – Sunday night was supposed to be an easy night for the bareback riders at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

After having to tie themselves to the hardest-to-ride horses in the game during Saturday’s Round 3, the cowboys were looking forward to the fourth-round “hoppers,” the easiest-to-ride bucking equines in Las Vegas for the finale.

Evan Jayne

Evan Jayne

“He did not suit that pen,” said Evan Jayne, who rode Mo Betta Rodeo’s Darth for 81 points to finish in a tie for fifth place in the fourth round and pocketed $5,500. “That horse should have been in a semi-eliminator pen, not the fun pen.

“This was supposed to be the time for exposure, for showing off. Man, I had a fight. That was the toughest horse I’ve had so far out here, and that was supposed to be the easiest pen of horses.”

Instead, Darth made Jayne work for an eight-second ride. Nonetheless, it marked the second time the cowboy from Marseille, France, has placed in a go-round – he finished second on Thursday’s opening night; he has now earned $26,231.

“I’m known for getting by riding some of the rankest horses,” said Jayne, the first European-born qualifier in NFR history. “The rank pen is usually where I shine, but, man, tonight I wanted a hopper. I was ready for a break.”

He won’t get one for a few days. Monday’s pen of bucking horses are the most electric in the game, with highest scores of the season being posted on the group of animals that appear in the fifth and 10th go-rounds. It’s a good time for the cowboy to become comfortable with the high-paced action that is Las Vegas.

“My nerves are finally coming down for me,” said Jayne, whose season earnings are $129,251. “This is just another rodeo for me now, really. Tonight I was just loose behind the bucking chutes.”

Jayne first fell in love with rodeo as a child growing up in France by watching videos of the NFR. Even as a youngster, he knew he wanted to be a ProRodeo cowboy. He moved to southeast Texas during his junior year in high school through the foreign exchange student program. He has lived in the United States ever since pursuing his dreams, attending Sam Houston State University on a rodeo scholarship.

While in Texas, he took advantage of the sport’s popularity in the Lone Star State. He made numerous appearances at the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, which was televised regionally at the time.

“Mesquite was how I paid the bills when I was in college,” he said. “I drove up there every weekend. I was entered in bareback and bronc riding, and I remember driving back every time thinking, ‘Man, I should just move up near Mesquite once I’m done in school.

“I live in Rockwall now, just 15 miles from the Mesquite Arena, and I go there once a year. Still, Mesquite is my home, and I ride better in that arena than I ride in any other arena.”

He hopes that changes to the Thomas & Mack Center. He sits fifth in the world standings, so that gold buckle is well within reach. That’s just part of his rodeo dreams.