PRORODEO Sports News - May 17, 2019

Pioneer Trail Cash and points aplenty in Guymon, Okla.

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MAY 17, 2019 VOLUME 67, NO. 10

Hang Time Historic Guy- mon Pioneer Days Rodeo helps cowboys chalk up ProRodeo Tour points 26

Trevor Reiste posted an

87-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Footloose at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Ro- deo to tie for the win with Stetson Wright. Dale Hirschman photo

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26 Guymon, Okla. 28 Las Vegas, Nev. RODEOS INSIDE 8 hot takes 10 cowboy grille 12 brain teasers 16 social spotlight 20 short round 46 results 58 prca notes 59 prca business 18 2019 prca world 19 prorodeo tour 47 rookies 48 xtreme bulls 52 circuits

Cowboy Artists Thrive PRCA cowboys don’t just rodeo. They have other talents too. A 36

STANDINGS

Viva! Las Vegas cowboys Jackie Jensen photo Tie-down roper D.J. Parker, of Hollister, Calif., competed at Las Vegas Days during the May 10-11 rodeo that took place in downtown. Las Vegas Days, formerly Helldorado Days, wel- comed cowboys to a new arena at the Plaza in down- town Las Vegas, making for a memorable two-day rodeo in Sin City. 28

few of them shared their

artistic talents with ProRodeo Sports News .

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Pioneer Trail Cash and points aplenty in Guymon, Okla.

Clayton Hass competes at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, May 5. Hass won the rodeo in 13.3 seconds on three head. Dale Hirschman photo

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Cowboy competes and produces rodeos IN HIS WORDS JUSTIN THIGPEN

I had a good winter and spring. I got into some of the bigger rodeos and had some success at them. Being Top 15 gets me set up to come into the summer run. My wife (Laura) and I have been getting our house built and organized. Then I’m probably going to start going again at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo. The house

of the different ones along the way. But I would think, over the Fourth run, the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede and all those rodeos would be pretty cool. Man, our circuit is really good. We have strong competitors and a really good circuit finals. There is some prestige to win it. I grew up around rodeos. I like all

Justin Thigpen has plenty to keep him busy. The 36-year-old from Waycross, Ga., not only tie-down ropes, steer wrestles and team ropes, but he also puts on rodeos. Thigpen is a stock contractor and puts on rodeos in the Southeast. The Southeastern Circuit is also where he mostly competes. He won the tie-down roping year-end title last season and is leading the circuit again this year. He’s also 15th in the PRCA | RAMWorld Standings in tie-down roping with $29,955. That kind of money might keep him on the rodeo trail longer this season than it has in past seasons.

is still in the process of being built, so I haven’t gone anywhere in about a month because I’ve been trying to get all this stuff done. On our home front, we have an arena and a barn, and now we’re getting to our house on this piece of property. We have 53 acres down here. Maybe everything will be completely done and set up in July. I don’t know how much I’m going to rodeo this season. We’ll see. I put on and produce rodeos down in the Southeast. I have a schedule I have to meet down here with obligations. I’m going to pick around a little and try to go to some of the better ones. We’ll see how it plays out. I’ve never gone out on the Fourth (of July) run. Oh, yeah, I’m thinking about it this year. There are a lot of rodeos I’m looking forward to. I don’t know which one I’ll like the most. I’ve watched them or seen pictures

aspects of it, from the bucking chutes to the roping end. I always wanted to be a stock contractor. About seven or eight years ago, I started producing some, and we’ve been building on that. We do about 10 or 12 rodeos a year. I like it. I have two young kids (Slade, 5, and Trent, 3), and they’re all about it. They call it their rodeos. I want to give back to the sport that has done so much for me. I hope I produce rodeos for years to come. Putting on a rodeo is a different aspect than competing in one. It’s not just showing up at the rodeo, it’s start prepping your committees three and four months out. In one sense, my committees are halfway lucky because I see rodeos of all natures – I see the big ones and the smaller ones. There is good in every one of them. So when you can pick and choose and kind of shoot the ideas, it helps them build and get stronger.

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Steer wrestler Clayton Hass won $4,346 at the Guymon (Okla.) Pio- neer Days Rodeo, a ProRodeo Tour stop, with a three-head time of 13.3 seconds. To read more, see page 26. Good in Guymon

“This little horse (Benz) I have is great. I trained him, and when you train them sometimes you go rodeo and you get in training mode. He’s a good horse, I just have to get past training and just do my job, and he will do his.” – CLAYTON HASS

Springing Up in May The second week of May was particularly profitable for rookie Daylon Swearingen. The 19-year- old, Georgia cowboy won the bull riding and bareback riding to claim the all-around title at the Mineral Wells (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Swearingen had

O, Canada! Welcome to the Maple Leaf Circuit, which makes its debut in the circuit standings. This is the first year the Maple Leaf of the PRCA’s circuit system. It includes cowboys from the Great White North. The Maple Leaf Circuit Finals Rodeo will take place at Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nov. 27-30. Circuit has been a part

HOT TAKES

the highest- scored bull ride of the week with 91 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Market Garden, May 10. That ride combined with his 85-point winning ride on Rafter G Rodeo’s Ankle Biter in bareback riding made for a $2,730 payday and a healthy

Joe Duty photo Daylon Swearingen was a rare double winner at Mineral Wells.

boost in the 2019 PRCA | RAM World Standings for all- around, from eighth to sixth. Swearingen is third in the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings for bull riding with $30,427 and eighth in bareback riding with $8,784.

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NUMBER OF PRCA-SANCTIONED RODEOS IN THE 2019 SEASON SO FAR

$16,013,458

MONEY WON BY PRCA COWBOYS IN THE 2019 SEASON

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COWBOY GRILLE WITH TRACY RENCK

Trenton Smith, a 24-year-old from Bigfoot, Texas, is having a solid rookie season. As of May 16, he was third in the PRCA | Resistol Rookie Standings as a tie-down roper with $13,275. Smith is 6-foot-1 and weighs 270 pounds. He bought his PRCA card in September. He’s healthy after battling injuries last year, when he suffered a torn groin and a pulled muscle in his back.

What has this season been like for you? Trenton: It has been good. It’s definitely different than competing in amateur rodeos and all that. There are places that I should have done better. The biggest adjustment is learning how not to beat yourself. My rodeo goals are to try and win rookie of the year and make the NFR. To reach those goals, I have to capitalize on every opportunity I get. Who is your biggest rodeo influence? Trenton: My dad, Robert. He was a (tie-down) roper in the PRCA. We run a cattle operation (4S) so we have always had horses and calves, and I just started rodeoing.

TRENTON SMITH

How cool was it to earn $6,377 at Rodeo Austin (Texas) in March? Trenton: I had never been to Austin before. That was probably the biggest crowd I’ve ever roped in front of, and that’s the most money I have won at a rodeo. It was a cool deal. It was something I will not ever forget. What horses have you been using this season? Trenton: My main horse is Jelly Bean, 12. I just bought him six months ago. My other horse I use is Chico, and he’s 19. Jelly Bean has not been out a whole lot, so he’s adjusting to the road and the miles. Chico is the same every time. You don’t have to do very much with him. I’ve had him for four or five years. What’s your favorite restaurant? Trenton: Chili’s. I get the Big Mouth Bites (pictured at right). What’s your g o-to dessert and candy? Trenton: The Houston Astros. Alex Bregman is my favorite player on the Astros. I did get to see one of their games last year. It was awesome. We sat two rows up from the field along the first base dugout. They were playing the Oakland A’s. What’s your go-to show on Netflix? Trenton: Peaky Blinders . It’s an old-time gangster show, and I like it. What movie can you quote lines from? Trenton: The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s one of my favorite movies for sure. What’s the last music concert you attended? Trenton: I saw Aaron Watson in Red Bluff (Calif.). It was neat. We got to go in the VIP area, and we had a lot of fun. Who is your favorite musical artist? Trenton: Luke Combs. What is your favorite cartoon? Trenton: Tom and Jerry . Did you play any other sports growing up? Trenton: I did year-round travel baseball, and then I played through high school. What’s it like growing up and living in the small town of Bigfoot? Trenton: We have a post office and one little general store. I enjoy the small-town atmosphere. I could not live in a big city. There are too many people and too much traffic. I don’t like traffic. What rodeos are on your bucket list to compete at? Trenton: I would probably say San Antonio (Stock Show & Rodeo) would be my first choice, second to the NFR. I also want to rope at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. What’s the coolest part of being a PRCA cowboy? Trenton: The places you get to go and see and getting to see the different parts of the country. Who are you traveling with? Trenton: Ty Harris. It’s been really good traveling with him. He went and did it all last year, and he is able to teach me the ins and outs of entering, getting places and doing this and that. We became pretty good friends. Trenton: Cheesecake and Starburst. What sports team do you root for?

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Then & Now

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Find the 2018 champions of the Will Rogers Stampede in Claremore, Okla., and the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo in Garden City, Kan. Cowboys who won more than one event at both rodeos appear once for each win. Names may be forward, backward, horizontal, vertical or diagonal. Stumped? Winners can be found under 2018 results on ProRodeo.com. BONUS QUESTIONS? 1. Who won the 2018 all-around in Claremore? 2. Who won the 2018 all-around in Garden City?

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10 QUESTIONS He Said – She Said

Who knows steer roper Billy Good better, his wife, Darcy, or his traveling partner, Coy Thompson?

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WHERE WAS HIS FAVORITE RODEO WIN?

Vinita, Okla.

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WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE RODEO?

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WHO IS HIS RODEO IDOL?

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WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE CANDY BAR?

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JOEY DICKENS, TIE-DOWN ROPER Between the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, the Loveland, Colo., tie-down roper took home $6,037 in an eight-day span. Dickens is in the top 50 in the PRCA | RAM World Standings.

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2019 PRCA RAM WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial as of May 16, 2019. For the 2019 season (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 85; team roping, 65; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 85; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, no limit. Bull riders can count Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.

ALL-AROUND 1. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas......................... $83,412 2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 60,321 3. Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah........................ 59,438 4. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 48,732 5. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 34,750 6. Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga................... 33,609 7. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 33,025 8. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas.............. 30,803 9. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas.................. 29,577 10. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss................... 25,936 11. Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss............................... 22,335 12. Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D..................................... 20,632 13. Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga.................................... 16,983 14. Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas.......................... 16,663 15. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash............... 14,344 16. Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn................ 13,329 17. Delon Parker, Worden, Mont.......................... 11,515 18. Riley Warren, Stettler, Alberta........................ 10,975 19. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas....................... 10,890 20. Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, Mont........................... 9,181 BAREBACK RIDING 1. Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah......................... $115,965 2. Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba......................... 91,733 3. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D................................. 79,260 4. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas...................... 68,631 5. R. Champion, The Woodlands, Texas............. 66,458 6. Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif...................... 63,983 7. Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore......................... 46,653 8. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont....................... 43,267 9. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas............................ 40,478 10. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La.................. 39,982 11. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore...................... 38,835 12. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo........................... 37,953 13. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev............................. 37,107 14. R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif................. 36,559 15. Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas........................ 34,337 16. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb............................... 31,279 17. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn...................... 29,802 18. Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo................... 27,259 19. Connor Hamilton, Calgary, Alberta................. 27,025 20. Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta.......................... 26,047 STEER WRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.......................... $101,162 2. Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif........................... 66,096 3. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.................... 58,399 4. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas.......................... 54,005 5. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta.................. 53,149 6. Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla........................... 39,028 7. Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D................. 38,770 8. Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala........................... 38,249 9. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss....................... 36,665 10. Stephen Culling, Fort St. John, B.C................ 33,992 11. Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont............................ 33,971 12. Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan........................ 33,602 13. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev............................. 32,165 14. Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D............................. 30,881 15. Juan Alcazar Jr., Okeechobee, Fla................... 29,787 16. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho.............. 29,764 17. Will Lummus, West Point, Miss..................... 29,374 18. Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta.................... 28,978 19. Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas...................... 28,751 20. Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho............................ 28,576 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Ty Blasingame, Casper, Wyo........................ $73,229 2. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla........................ 65,416 3. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla......................... 63,530 4. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash....................... 52,327 5. Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.......................... 48,317 6. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C............................ 45,626 7. Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla........ 39,177 8. Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo.................. 38,638

9. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga......................... 36,763 10. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M........................ 36,212 11. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont............................... 33,505 12. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn...................... 32,105 13. Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas............................... 31,355 14. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz............................. 23,313 15. Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla...................... 23,222 16. Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C........................... 22,400 17. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif............. 21,412 18. Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif............................. 20,299 19. Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif................. 19,880 20. Brenten Hall, Stephenville, Texas.................... 19,478 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif............................ $81,645 2. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas.................... 71,809 3. Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan............................ 57,916 4. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash...................... 52,327 5. Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo............................... 49,682 6. Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla........................... 39,177 7. Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas.............. 39,149 8. J. Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil ....... 36,763 9. Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.................... 36,212 10. Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas.............................. 35,193 11. Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas........................... 34,863 12. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla................................. 33,505 13. Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.................. 33,193 14. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev................................. 24,791 15. Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas.................... 23,222 16. Chase Boekhaus, Rolla, Kan........................... 22,848 17. Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.................. 22,135 18. Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M............................. 20,198 19. Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo................................. 19,808 20. Tyler Worley, Berryville, Ark........................... 19,737 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah....................... $140,242 2. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta.................. 93,369 3. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 80,392 4. Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont................... 74,116 5. Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas...................... 58,834 6. Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas............. 57,880 7. Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C.................. 53,361 8. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas....................... 52,520 9. Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah........................... 52,220 10. Bradley Harter, Loranger, La........................... 51,703 11. Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah....................... 48,682 12. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont....................... 39,492 13. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La................................ 35,573 14. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa........................ 32,512 15. Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta.................... 30,957 16. J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D............................. 30,727 17. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta....... 25,606 18. Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La..................... 22,860 19. Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D...................... 21,758 20. Jake Finlay, Goondiwindi, Australia................ 20,949 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas............... $81,435 2. Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas............................ 72,750 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas........................... 72,679 4. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La........................... 61,139 5. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 53,588 6. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont...................... 52,037 7. Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb................................ 48,267 8. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah...................... 41,133 9. Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas.................... 41,061 10. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas.................... 36,771 11. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.............................. 34,942 12. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla........................ 34,337 13. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas....... 33,116 14. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.......................... 32,042 15. Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga........................ 29,955 16. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas........................... 28,303 17. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas......................... 28,243

18. Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas.......................... 28,134 19. Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla....................... 26,806 20. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.............................. 25,324 STEER ROPING 1. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas...................... $32,563 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas......................... 31,658 3. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas............................. 28,916 4. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas........... 23,051 5. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo...................... 19,425 6. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas.............. 17,751 7. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas....................... 17,674 8. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas........................... 17,604 9. Shay Good, Abilene, Texas............................. 17,395 10. Brady Garten, Oologah, Okla.......................... 16,340 11. Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas............................ 15,920 12. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla......................... 14,865 13. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D........................... 14,724 14. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas............................ 14,622 15. Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas...................... 13,251 16. Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla........................ 12,001 17. Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla..................... 11,800 18. Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas....................... 11,197 19. Cole Patterson, Pratt, Kan.............................. 11,085 20. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan........................... 10,283 BULL RIDING 1. Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.................... $92,435 2. Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.............................. 85,323 3. Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla................. 67,774 4. Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.......................... 65,286 5. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas................ 60,550 6. Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah........................ 59,875 7. Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah..................... 54,904 8. Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas............................... 53,391 9. Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho....................... 51,606 10. Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas............ 49,905 11. Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa............................ 41,822 12. Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah.............................. 39,092 13. Trey Kimzey, Strong City, Okla........................ 38,665 14. Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M............................. 36,910 15. J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas...................... 36,277 16. Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas........................ 36,139 17. Aaron Williams, Pismo Beach, Calif............... 36,093 18. Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho............ 35,940 19. Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore......................... 33,209 20. Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas.............................. 30,658 *2019 BARREL RACING (Through May 13, 2019) Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings. 1. Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.....................$77,539 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas.............58,461 3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D............................56,652 4. Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas............................55,636 5. Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla..............................47,681 6. Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas........................47,251 7. Jennifer Sharp, Richards, Texas......................45,965 8. Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo...................................44,282 9. Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D...........................39,445 10. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas...................38,606 11. Dona Rule, Minco, Texas.................................38,602 12. Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho......................38,331 13. Ivy Conrado, Nowata, Okla..............................35,825 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas.......32,971 15. Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. ............................32,605 16. Emily Miller, Weatherford, Okla.......................31,318 17. Leia Pluemer, Las Lunas, N.M.........................29,927 18. Teri Bangart, Olympia, Wash...........................29,379 19. Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash.................27,064 20. Jill Wilson, Snyder, Texas................................25,676

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Unofficial as of May 16, 2019. The Tour Standings will be a points-based system for contestants at each qualifying Tour Rodeo. Points will be distributed for placings 1-40 based on total dollars won at the conclusion of the rodeo. 2019 PRORODEO TOUR STANDINGS

20. Dawson Hay.............................................979.29 21. Colt Gordon..............................................935.19 22. Cort Scheer..............................................911.56 23. Jesse Kruse..............................................836.99 24. Allen Boore..............................................828.93 25. Jade Blackwell..........................................800.65 TIE-DOWN ROPING 1. Tuf Cooper..............................................1,715.86 2. Michael Otero..........................................1,654.94 3. Caleb Smidt.............................................1,651.66 4. Shane Hanchey.......................................1,629.40 5. Ryan Jarrett............................................1,574.85 6. Rhen Richard..........................................1,496.48 7. Cooper Martin.........................................1,483.49 8. Timber Moore.........................................1,407.01 9. Tyson Durfey...........................................1,312.70 10. .Marty Yates...........................................1,248.01 11. Monty Lewis.........................................1,228.97 12. Riley Pruitt............................................1,214.52 13. John Douch...........................................1,170.14 14. Cody Craig............................................1,159.95 15. Ty Harris................................................1,001.83 16. Seth Cooke...............................................987.78 17. Jake Pratt.................................................985.98 18. .Haven Meged...........................................983.28 19. Cimarron Boardman................................978.36 20. Dane Kissack............................................959.65 21. .Stetson Vest.............................................923.41 22. Taylor Santos...........................................887.74 23. Matt Shiozawa.........................................885.49 24. Blane Cox.................................................874.18 25. Caddo Lewallen........................................871.26 BULL RIDING 1. Stetson Wright........................................2,329.24 2. Sage Kimzey...........................................1,744.48 3. Parker Breding........................................1,586.85 4. Josh Frost...............................................1,533.13 5. J.W. Harris..............................................1,411.93 6. Jordan Spears.........................................1,367.86 7. Trey Kimzey.............................................1,207.68 8. J.T. Moore...............................................1,169.81 9. Brody Yeary.............................................1,135.77 10. .Daylon Swearingen...............................1,112.68 11. Tyler Bingham.......................................1,110.00 12. Jeff Askey..............................................1,038.16 13. Foster McCraw......................................1,032.98 14. Cody Teel..............................................1,029.95 15. Chase Dougherty..................................1,025.11 16. Chris Bechthold.......................................998.00 17. Boudreaux Campbell................................989.74 18. Eli Vastbinder...........................................973.96 19. Trevor Kastner..........................................954.05 20. Garrett Smith...........................................925.06 21. .Aaron Williams.........................................921.61 22. Garrett Wickett.........................................852.71 23. Brady Portenier........................................812.88 24. Dalan Duncan...........................................781.20 25. Trey Benton III..........................................757.17

10. .Tate Kirchenschlager.............................1,261.30 11. Riley Minor...........................................1,198.11 12. Chad Masters........................................1,060.80 13. .Clayton Van Aken..................................1,039.56 14. Nick Sartain..............................................998.86 15. Aaron Tsinigine........................................980.59 16. Jake Cooper.............................................856.73 17. Brenten Hall.............................................851.28 18. Marcus Theriot.........................................848.73 19. Matt Sherwood........................................805.48 20. .Garrett Rogers.........................................797.65 21. Rhen Richard...........................................756.69 22. JoJo LeMond...........................................752.12 23. Tyler Wade...............................................737.90 24. Paul David Tierney...................................735.69 25. Levi Simpson...........................................721.78 TEAM ROPING (HEELER) 1. Paul Eaves...............................................1,909.27 2. Junior Nogueira......................................1,624.65 3. Wesley Thorp..........................................1,524.69 4. Jake Long................................................1,457.58 5. Cody Doescher........................................1,418.94 6. Ryan Motes.............................................1,411.11 7. .Kyle Lockett............................................1,369.51 8. Travis Graves..........................................1,358.43 9. Hunter Koch............................................1,349.30 10. .Ross Ashford........................................1,300.03 11. Jake Minor............................................1,201.17 12. Brady Minor..........................................1,198.11 13. Logan Medlin........................................1,176.33 14. Ty Arnold...............................................1,164.68 15. Trey Yates..............................................1,113.20 16. Joseph Harrison....................................1,060.80 17. Cullen Teller...........................................1,033.02 18. Austin Rogers..........................................998.86 19. Jade Corkill..............................................904.06 20. Caleb Anderson........................................856.73 21. .Chase Tryan.............................................851.28 22. Coleby Payne...........................................848.73 23. Russell Cardoza.......................................750.50 24. Tanner Braden..........................................738.23 25. Billie Jack Saebens..................................737.90 SADDLE BRONC RIDING 1. Ryder Wright...........................................3,644.59 2. Zeke Thurston.........................................3,505.53 3. Rusty Wright...........................................2,954.55 4. Spencer Wright.......................................2,487.33 5. Sterling Crawley......................................2,121.17 6. Jesse Wright...........................................2,041.66 7. Isaac Diaz................................................1,997.23 8. Mitch Pollock..........................................1,727.84 9. Wade Sundell..........................................1,691.12 10. .Jake Watson.........................................1,633.17 11. Kolby Wanchuk.....................................1,577.89 12. Bradley Harter.......................................1,405.01 13. Jake Finlay............................................1,328.99 14. Chase Brooks........................................1,285.53 15. Layton Green.........................................1,238.43 16. Cody DeMoss........................................1,231.90 17. Wyatt Casper.........................................1,189.40 18. Clay Elliott.............................................1,026.43 19. Jacobs Crawley........................................997.51 .

BAREBACK RIDING 1. Richmond Champion..............................2,455.43 2. Ty Breuer.................................................2,428.96 3. Orin Larsen.............................................2,371.52 4. Caleb Bennett..........................................2,349.23 5. Clayton Biglow........................................2,345.63 6. Kaycee Feild............................................2,280.48 7. Clint Laye................................................1,844.34 8. .Tanner Aus..............................................1,582.16 9. R.C. Landingham....................................1,573.74 10. .Garrett Shadbolt....................................1,546.50 11. Steven Peebles......................................1,526.85 12. Seth Hardwick.......................................1,438.57 13. Wyatt Denny.........................................1,423.95 14. Taylor Broussard...................................1,339.70 15. Tilden Hooper.......................................1,331.22 16. Austin Foss...........................................1,306.03 17. Bill Tutor................................................1,291.95 18. Connor Hamilton...................................1,269.87 19. Steven Dent...........................................1,226.87 20. Logan Patterson....................................1,223.57 21. Grant Denny..........................................1,139.94 22. Kody Lamb............................................1,112.17 23. Wyatt Bloom.........................................1,027.13 24. Shane O’Connell.......................................887.29 25. Will Lowe.................................................866.61 STEER WRESTLING 1. Ty Erickson..............................................2,769.11 2. Hunter Cure.............................................1,952.04 3. Scott Guenthner......................................1,663.59 4. Tyler Waguespack...................................1,582.68 5. Dakota Eldridge.......................................1,434.62 6. Josh Clark...............................................1,433.07 7. Stephen Culling.......................................1,423.90 8. Nick Guy..................................................1,291.67 9. Tanner Brunner.......................................1,278.99 10. .Cody Devers..........................................1,163.80 11. Blake Knowles.......................................1,030.17 12. Stetson Jorgensen................................1,013.34 13. Justin Shaffer........................................1,007.82 14. Clayton Hass............................................997.54 15. Trevor Knowles........................................966.32 16. Tyler Pearson...........................................960.88 17. Harley Cole...............................................942.17 18. Josh Garner.............................................935.24 19. Will Lummus...........................................916.94 20. Jace Melvin..............................................874.41 21. Kyle Irwin.................................................873.61 22. Eli Lord.....................................................853.58 23. J.D. Struxness..........................................846.78 24. Tucker Allen.............................................800.43 25. Matt Reeves.............................................789.56 TEAM ROPING (HEADER) 1. Cody Snow..............................................2,098.02 2. Luke Brown.............................................1,977.97 3. Ty Blasingame.........................................1,739.73 4. Kaleb Driggers........................................1,624.65 5. Clay Tryan...............................................1,560.91 6. Clay Smith...............................................1,457.58 7. Spencer Mitchell.....................................1,441.35 8. Coleman Proctor.....................................1,411.11 9. Cory Kidd V.............................................1,339.92

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PRCA champ Tim O’Connell on mend after NFR injury Recovering SHORT ROUND

R eigning three-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Tim O’Connell said. During Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR, the Iowa cowboy posted an 87-point ride on J Bar J’s All Pink and went home with his third consecutive gold buckle. But the ride also saw him suffer a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum. O’Connell has been out of competition and focused on recovery since suffering a shoulder injury at the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “It’s going so-so, I ran into some complications a month ago,”

O’Connell won $132,551 at the Finals and finished the season with $319,801. He also split the average title with Steven Dent, each finishing with 849.5 points on 10 head. It was O’Connell’s third consecutive Wrangler NFR average title. After he Wrangler NFR, O’Connell, 27, had an X-ray and an MRI, with the results sent to Dr. Tandy Freeman of Justin Sportsmedicine. In mid-January, O’Connell announced he was out of competition until summer. Since, he’s been in physical therapy six days a week with sessions lasting three-to-four hours. “Honestly, that was the downfall,” said O’Connell, who earned $8,363 in the fall this season. “I was doing too much too soon, and they said my body reacted, and it locked my shoulder up.” O’Connell had the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo on his radar but wasn’t sure if he’d be ready in time for the ProRodeo Tour event. “I’m really hoping to be back by the Fourth of July,” O’Connell said. “We’ll just see. If I’m at 80% I will (come back). I feel like I can make the Finals if I do the Fourth of July on. If I miss Fourth of July, I’ll rethink the year and wait until I’m 100% to come back.” Four-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild is well on his road to recovery after getting injured in the finals at Rodeo Austin (Texas), March 30. Feild, who won four consecutive world titles from 2011-14, had an 87-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Nutrena’s Killer Bee but was injured moments after the whistle. Feild, 32, suffered a skull fracture, an inline fracture of his Feild working out again

jaw and inline fracture of his nasal cavity “I went to a brain doctor (at the University of Utah on April 28) and I had great results,” Feild said. “There was no sign of any injury. He told me that I could get back to working out and being active but to go 50 percent and take lots of rest.” Feild is atop the May 16 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $115,965. “My plan is to be in better shape than ever when I come back,” Feild said.

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ONLINE: For more ProRodeo events and full results, go online at www.prorodeo.com

Documentary to highlight rodeo icon Cowboy Strong – The Man Behind the NFR Legacy in Vegas , a special one-hour documentary produced to chronicle the incredible career of Shawn Davis, will air Davis honored

BY THE NUMBERS $8.8K The amount of money, $8,873, the bull riding Kimzey brothers, Sage and Trey, earned the first week of May. Those earnings put Sage in first and Trey in 14th in the May 7 PRCA | RAM World Standings, marking the first time both have been in the Top 15 in the world stand- ings together. Sage won $5,330 at the Wharton (Texas) County Youth Fair & Xtreme Bulls Divi- sion 2, and $1,713 at the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo. Trey won $1,101 at the Panola County Cattlemen’s Pro Rodeo in Carthage, Texas, and $711 in Wharton. $518K The amount of money, $518,011, earned by Trevor Brazile during the 2015 season, a PRCA record. Brazile holds the top three ings list. He also earned $507,921 in 2010 and $494,369 in 2014. Sage Kimzey is No. 4 on the list ($436,479, 2017), followed by Brazile again at No. 5 ($426,010, 2013), No. 6 ($425,115, 2007) and No. 7 ($419,868, 2008). spots on the all-time single-season earn-

multiple times on Cowboy Channel over a period of two consecutive weeks. The program can be viewed at the following times (All times PT): • Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. • Sunday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

National Western Stock Show giving back The National Western Stock Show announced a new scholarship opportunity for Denver high school students – the National Western Stock Show, Denver Scholarship Program. Five scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors from public high schools, college preparatory schools or religious-affiliated schools in the city and county of Denver. Applicants should exhibit a passion and desire to pursue undergraduate degrees and careers that focus on making contributions to the fields of agriculture. This focus can be expressed in any number of ways and through any major or area of study, so long as the goal is to contribute to progress and leadership in agriculture. Applicants must: be a high school senior; have attended a Denver school; have a goal of pursuing a career supporting agriculture; have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0. Applications are due June 7. Recipients will be named June 18. Scholarship program for Denver rodeo

Davis

• Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. • Sunday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m. Cowboy Channel can be viewed on DirecTV (Channel 603), DISH Network (Channel 232), AT&T U-Verse (Channel 566), Charter Spectrum (Channel 468), and select Cox, Comcast, Mediacom and many rural cable systems. Davis was a three-time PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider before turning his attention to the business of rodeo. That decision changed the fortunes for the sport and Las Vegas. Davis cast the deciding vote to move the National Finals Rodeo from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas. Since 1986, he has served as the general manager of the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world. Cowboy Strong will further chronicle Davis’ youth, rodeo career and cutting-edge approach to producing the Wrangler NFR. It will also cover his second passion – horse racing and his rodeo family. Pickett to be inducted as honorary member at 60th Ponca City rodeo ProRodeo Hall of Fame steer wrestler Bill Pickett will be inducted posthumously as an honorary member of the

Ponca City (Okla.) 101 Wild West Rodeo Foundation during the 60th anniversary of the rodeo June 6-8. Pickett’s sister, Dannie Anderson, nephew, Gerald Anderson, and great-niece, Nekoye Anderson also will be presented with a belt buckle in honor of Pickett. The family will have an exhibit set up at the Osage Casino in Ponca City.

Pickett

Pickett, born in 1870, is credited with founding bulldogging or steer wrestling, as it is known today. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989.

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