Smart shows he’s ready for return to top with win at Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After a year of struggling to come back from injuries and his own crisis in confidence, there is almost no way to overstate what winning the bull riding at the April 23-25 Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo meant to Chance Smart.
It wasn’t just that his 90-point ride on Burch Rodeo’s Magic Man came in a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour event, presented by Justin Boots, and provided his biggest paycheck in more than 16 months. It was more of a psychological thing.
“In addition to the win in Clovis,” Smart said, “I placed in Lufkin (Texas) with an 84 and made my ride at Corpus Christi (Texas) to earn some day money. It was the first time I’d ridden all three of my bulls in a weekend since 2008. It felt great.
“I had been getting in my own way. I’d been over thinking things, trying to do too much instead of letting things happen. (Fellow bull rider) Bobby Welsh told me, ‘An apple tree doesn’t have to try to produce apples, it just does.’ It’s the same in rodeo. I just had to open myself up and let God work through me.”
Smart, the 2008 Xtreme Bulls Tour champion and reserve world champion, had been through what he termed euphemistically as “a pretty trying time” since suffering a severe concussion (causing swelling and bleeding of the brain), a broken right cheekbone and an eye injury in Rapid City, S.D. last year.
The Burns Rodeo bull Skunk Works caught Smart in the face with a horn, and the worst of the damage was to his right eye, leaving him with almost constant double vision. It led to three eye surgeries; Dr. Irene Ludwig performed the last of these in Huntsville, Ala., last August, surgically repairing an eye muscle and what is termed a flat tear.
Through all of the bouts with double vision, Smart had continued competing, receiving two more concussions – despite opting to wear a helmet – and a hip injury that he suffered at Leesville, La., and re-aggravated at the Heartland Championships in Waco, Texas. Dr. Robert Scheinberg of Dallas performed an arthroscopic procedure on the hip Oct. 27.
“I was told it might be a year before my eye was completely healed,” Smart said, “but the double vision stopped right after the surgery, and I was fully healed in three months. Everything kind of came together with those surgeries in the latter part of last year.”
There was still the small matter of regaining his confidence, sorting out his mental approach to bull riding. For that he went to see 1970 World Champion Bull Rider Gary Leffew for a couple of weeks at Leffew’s place in Santa Maria, Calif.
“There was some technique work,” Smart said, “but mostly we talked about simplifying things, how to get back on track. I’ve been riding bulls for most of my life. I’ve been competing in PRCA rodeos for five or six years and I’ve been to the Wrangler NFR twice, and I’m still learning.
“The main thing I’ve taken from everything I’ve been through is that I have to let go a little bit and let God’s will be done.”
He observed the one-year anniversary of his injury by becoming a minister, being ordained by Pastor Mike Weaver at the Wild Ride Ministries in Harper, Texas.
All of this has brought Smart, 26, back to the brink of where he was in 2008, when he was generally recognized as one of the emerging elite in bull riding.
He was 44th in the PRCA World Standings entering last weekend and with checks in Lufkin and Clovis, he’s up to 27th ($15,920) and ready to climb higher.
“I’m headed for the top five now,” Smart said. “I don’t mean to sound arrogant when I say that. I am just confident that I can get there.”
Other champions at the 96th annual Clovis Rodeo were bareback rider D.V. Fennell (87 points), steer wrestler Cole Edge (9.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Matt Sherwood/Allen Bach (12.1 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Cody Taton (87 points), tie-down roper Cade Swor (17.0 seconds on two head) and barrel racer Molly Powell (35.22 seconds on two runs).
Four-time AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year Walt dies of aneurysm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Travis Tryan’s great head horse Precious Speck, best known as “Walt,” died April 24 of an aneurysm while warming up for morning slack at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. He was 20.
“They had a special bond, and even in those final moments, Walt seemed to be looking out for Travis,” said Tryan’s wife, Hillary. “Travis could have been badly injured in the fall, but Walt laid him down on the ground.
“Walt was gone almost immediately after that,” Travis said. “It all just happened really fast.”
Walt, who was buried under an oak tree at PRCA team roper Bert McGill’s Annadale Equine Center in nearby Sanger, Calif., had been voted the AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Heading Horse of the Year in each of the last three years and four times overall (also in 2003). He was also third in the balloting twice.
He won the award a year ago despite missing nearly two months of competition while recovering from a life-threatening bout of colic. Surgeons at the Idaho Equine Hospital in Nampa, Idaho, cut out a fatty tumor the size of a grapefruit.
“Walt dodged bullets a couple of times,” Hillary Tryan said. “He survived a case of ringbone about 3½ years ago and then the colic last July. He had a fighting spirit and loved what he did. He always wanted to get back in the arena.”
Travis Tryan, a Montana native who currently lives in Santo, Texas, surpassed $1 million in career earnings last season, and the great majority of that was won on Walt, who Tryan once called “the greatest horse that has ever lived.” Tryan rode Walt at all nine of his appearances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. His brother, Clay, rode Walt there once, as did Trevor Brazile.
While riding Walt at the 2008 Wrangler NFR, Tryan and his partner Cory Petska tied the then-world record time of 3.5 seconds in the eighth round.
Tryan’s backup horse, Gold Digger, 19, had colic surgery in December and isn’t quite ready to return to competition. Duke, a horse he bought from Speed Williams in 2009, died three weeks ago of liver failure.
Feild sets arena record to secure victory at Corpus Christi, Texas
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Kaycee Feild just keeps on rolling.
The 23-year-old bareback rider from Payson, Utah won the Buc Days Pro Rodeo in Corpus Christi, Texas, April 22-25 with an arena-record 91-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force.
It was the sixth title at a PRCA rodeo this year – following Fort Worth, Texas; Rapid City, S.D.; Tucson, Ariz., Rio Rancho, N.M. and Red Bluff, Calif. – and solidified his hold on second place in the world standings behind Ryan Gray with a check for $5,743.
“It’s been awesome,” Feild told the Corpus Christi Caller Times. “It’s the year of my life so far. It’s not even four months in, and I’ve won five or six of the biggest rodeos in the PRCA. I’ve just got to keep on track and stay focused.”
Defending champion Wes Stevenson finished second to Feild with an 87-point ride on another horse from the Frontier Rodeo string, Joy Ride.
High-money earner for the rodeo was bull rider Shane Proctor, who banked $5,985 for his 91-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Black Powder. Beau Schroeder and Clayton Williams tied for second place with scores of 89 points.
Other champions at the 19th Buc Days Pro Rodeo at the American Bank Center were steer wrestler Zack Cobb (7.8 seconds on two head), team ropers David Key and Rich Skelton (9.7 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Jace Garrett (87 points), tie-down roper Giovanni Davis (7.6 seconds) and barrel racer Michelle West (13.23 seconds). Total prize money was $170,613.
April 29 Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo begins
April 29 Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo, Bakersfield, Calif., begins
April 30 Royal Gorge Rodeo, Cañon City, Colo., begins
April 30 Chisholm Trail Stampede, Duncan, Okla., begins
April 30 Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo begins
April 30 Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo begins
May 1 Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo begins
May 2 Riverdale (Calif.) Rodeo Association
Rodeo News and Notes
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo leader Watt retires after nearly 40 years
W.R. (Bob) Watt Jr., the president of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, announced his retirement April 21 after more than 30 years as the rodeo’s top executive and a respected civic leader.
Mayor Mike Moncrief has declared May 4 as W.R. Watt Day in Fort Worth.
Watt became secretary and general manager of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in 1973 and then took over as president and general manager in 1978, when his father, W.R. Watt Sr., died after 31 years at the helm.
Under Bob Watt’s leadership, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo experienced record growth, expanding from 12 to 24 days at the Will Rogers Coliseum. Livestock entries have increased by more than 50 percent, going from 14,560 animals shown in 1978 to more than 22,000 in 2010.
The number of livestock auctions has grown from seven to 17, with sales receipts increasing more than six fold from $744,000 to more than $5 million.
The Stock Show currently hosts nearly one million visitors each year, up from 610,000 in 1978.
Watt is a native of Fort Worth. He grew up at the Stock Show under the guidance of his father, who was president of the show from 1946 until his death in 1977.
“Bob’s leadership skills, along with his passion for the Stock Show and the city of Fort Worth, have left a legacy for future leaders of the show,” said Stock Show Chairman Edward P. Bass.
“His contributions will help guide the organization to continued success. He is a true friend of the city, of agriculture and rodeo.”
Bradford Barnes will take over as the new president and general manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
World champion saddle bronc rider McLean honored with statue
Kenny McLean, the 1962 world champion saddle bronc rider, will be honored posthumously by his hometown of Okanagan, British Columbia, when city officials unveil a life-size bronze statue of him May 8 in Centennial Park.
McLean qualified for the National Finals Rodeo nines times as a saddle bronc rider (1961-65, 1967-69, 1971) and once as a tie-down roper (1972), winning the saddle bronc average title three times (1964, 1968, 1971).
Considered one of Canada’s greatest all-around cowboys, McLean had 13 major Canadian national titles in his career, second only to Rod Warren’s 14. He won four all-around championships and individual titles in saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.
McLean is a member of the Canadian Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and received the Order of Canada.
Funding for the statue is being derived from the sale of 100 18-inch replicas and a limited edition painting by First Nation artist Roy Henry Vickers.
McSpadden added to Claremore (Okla.) Wall of Fame
The late ProRodeo Hall of Fame announcer Clem McSpadden will be honored with a place on the Claremore (Okla.) Wall of Fame when it is opened to the public April 26 at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum.
The grand opening of this permanent exhibit is part of Destination Claremore Week, April 23-May 1, which is designed to promote the city and its attractions.
McSpadden was a state legislator and U.S. Congressman in addition to being a legendary rodeo announcer and general manager of the National Finals Rodeo for 18 years (1967-84).
He is joined on the Wall of Fame by such notables as Will Rogers, singer Patti Page, past CEO of JC Penney W.R. Howell and playwright Lynn Riggs, who wrote Green Grow the Lilacs, the inspiration for Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical Oklahoma!
Barnes’ son accepts basketball scholarship from University of Hawaii
Shooting guard Bo Barnes, the son of seven-time World Champion Team Roping Header Jake Barnes, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Hawaii.
Bo Barnes averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals a game last season while leading Westwind Prep International in Phoenix to a 30-3 record and a spot in the state 2A finals.
Before attending Westwind, the 6-foot-4 Barnes starred at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Christian, where he averaged 19 points a game and shot 55 percent from three-point range.
Barnes chose Hawaii over Iowa State and became the fifth recruit signed by first-year Rainbow Warriors coach Gib Arnold.
The Brazile watch …
With a win in the tie-down roping at the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin, Texas, Trevor Brazile moved a step closer to breaking his own all-around record for surpassing $100,000 in earnings at the earliest point in the season.
Brazile won $3,544 in tie-down roping and another $1,252 in team roping with partner Patrick Smith to push his all-around season total to $96,350.
In 2006, Brazile reached the $100,000 in season earnings in Tulsa, Okla., on May 14, the earliest that any all-around cowboy has hit that milestone by a margin of five weeks (also Brazile, in 2008).
A year ago, he reached April 27 with total earnings of $58,661.
Red Bluff (Calif.) auction raised $25,000 to fight breast cancer
Pink chaps and a Tough Enough to Wear Pink Buckle were the big ticket auction items at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up which helped raise about $25,000 for the St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Imaging Center.
Mother and son Rose Crain and Dan Davidson purchased both the chaps and the buckle for $20,000.
All money raised in the auction will be used to provide mammograms and diagnostic testing for those in need. The Red Bluff committee has raised $60,000 to help fight breast cancer in the past four years.
In Country Television offers free DVDs of rodeo coverage
In Country Television is offering free DVDs ($6.95 shipping & handling) for each of the 10 PRCA rodeos it is broadcasting this season – eight Gold rodeos on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho, and the All American ProRodeo Finals in Waco, Texas.
Discs providing full coverage of the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo and Rodeo Austin are already available at the In Country Web site (www.incountrytelevision.com/shop.cfm), and fans can pre-order upcoming shows.
The DNCFR airs this Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET) on Dish Network channel 230 and DirecTV channel 344.
“We couldn’t be happier with the way this season is turning out,” said Rob Sigg, president of In Country Television. “We wanted to ensure that rodeo fans who could not catch the action on television could go onto our Web site and order a free DVD copy of all these great PRCA events.”
2010 PRCA World Standings Leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile………$96,350
BB: Ryan Gray................. $80,008
SW: Cody Cassidy.............$68,179
TR-1: Turtle Powell…...... $64,275
TR-2: Cory Petska……......$61,966
SB: Rod Hay......................$67,505
TD: Stran Smith.................$66,772
BR: Shawn Hogg................$90,788
SR: Vin Fisher Jr................$11,305
2010 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of April 26, 2010.
For 2010, official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 70; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 100; barrel racing, 70; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $96,350
2. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 34,230
3. Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 24,363
4. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 23,789
5. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 22,995
6. Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 17,246
7. Jesse Sheffield, Austin, Colo. 13,629
8. Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 13,348
9. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 13,006
10. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 9,246
11. Morgan Grant, New Waverly, Texas 9,083
12. Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 8,560
1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. $80,008
2. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah 58,672
3. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 37,328
4. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore. 30,498
5. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 29,872
6. Micky Downare, Hartsel, Colo. 29,636
7. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 29,411
8. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore. 28,567
9. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 27,345
10. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 26,578
11. Tom McFarland, Wickenburg, Ariz. 25,907
12. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 23,767
13. Eric Swenson, Denison, Texas 22,885
14. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 20,423
15. Kelly Timberman, Mills, Wyo. 16,975
16. Jared Smith, Williston, Fla. 15,884
17. Dave Worsfold, Wandoan, Queensland, Australia 15,590
18. Jared Keylon, Fort Scott, Kan. 14,422
19. Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta 12,819
20. D.V. Fennell, Neosho, Mo. 12,270
1. Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta $68,179
2. Justin Blaine Davis, Bartonville, Texas 33,412
3. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 32,100
4. Matt Reeves, Pampa, Texas 28,766
5. Clayton Morrison, Cavalier, N.D. 28,182
6. Olin Hannum, West Haven, Utah 27,501
7. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 27,400
8. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 26,455
9. Ethan Thouvenell, Fallbrook, Calif. 26,407
10. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 26,253
11. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 22,103
12. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 21,490
13. Erik Johnson, Eltopia, Wash. 20,335
14. Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La. 19,461
15. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 18,859
16. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 18,759
17. Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 18,589
18. Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo. 18,130
19. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 17,146
20. Lee Graves, Calgary, Alberta 17,145
Team Roping (header)
1. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas $64,275
2. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 37,503
3. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn. 35,559
4. Caleb Mitchell, Pollok, Texas 29,706
5. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 26,670
6. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 25,877
7. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 24,262
8. Tommy Edens, Gatesville, Texas 22,457
9. Colby Siddoway, Hooper, Utah 22,399
10. Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas 20,826
11. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 19,529
12. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 19,180
13. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 19,149
14. Britt Williams, Hammond, Mont. 18,748
15. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 18,055
16. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont. 17,922
17. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 17,472
18. Matt Robertson, Augusta, Mont. 17,423
19. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore. 17,289
20. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, 16,002
Team Roping (heeler)
1. Cory Petska, Lexington, Okla. $61,966
2. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 37,503
3. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 35,559
4. Justin Copp, Justin, Texas 26,869
5. Cody Hintz, Spring Creek, Nev. 25,877
6. Michael Jones, Stephenville, Texas 24,695
7. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas 24,262
8. Justin Hendrick, Rosenberg, Texas 22,457
9. Russell Cardoza, Farmington, Calif. 21,380
10. Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D. 21,088
11. Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif. 20,368
12. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 20,324
13. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 19,970
14. Bobby Harris, Highmore, S.D. 19,698
15. Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev. 19,180
16. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 19,149
17. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 17,812
18. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 17,631
19. Kyle Crick, Lipan, Texas 17,548
20. Brad Culpepper, Ashburn, Ga. 17,472
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Rod Hay, Wildwood, Alberta $67,505
2. J.J. Elshere, Quinn, S.D. 45,307
3. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 43,049
4. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D. 41,584
5. Shaun Stroh, Dickinson, N.D. 37,950
6. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 29,830
7. Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo. 27,611
8. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 24,722
9. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 21,314
10. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 20,108
11. Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo. 18,504
12. Jace Garrett, Alliance, Neb. 17,789
13. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 17,788
14. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 17,024
15. Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D. 16,889
16. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 16,495
17. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 15,449
18. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 15,341
19. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 14,392
20. Isaac Diaz, Davie, Fla. 13,980
Tie-down Roping (heeler)
1. Stran Smith, Childress, Texas $66,772
2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 64,068
3. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 52,293
4. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas 45,783
5. Ryan Jarrett, Summerville, Ga. 39,518
6. Houston Hutto, Del Rio, Texas 34,400
7. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash. 31,376
8. Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas 27,497
9. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 26,963
10. Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 24,064
11. Cade Swor, Crafton, Texas 23,053
12. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 22,774
13. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 21,744
14. Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 21,314
15. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 19,683
16. Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla. 18,583
17. Blake Huckabee, Shreveport, La. 17,826
18. Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla. 17,825
19. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 17,483
20. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 17,129
1. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas $11,305
2. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas 11,208
3. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 8,948
4. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 8,387
5. Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 8,276
6. Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 6,280
7. Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 6,040
8. Cash Myers, Athens, Texas 5,774
9. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 4,846
10. Cody Scheck, Kiowa, Kan. 4,729
11. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla. 4,598
12. Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla. 4,538
13. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas 4,328
14. Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 4,180
15. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla. 3,965
16. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 3,910
17. Cody Dutton, Boerne, Texas 3,737
18. Shane Suggs, Granbury, Texas 3,605
19. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 3,237
20. Paul Patton, Abilene, Texas 3,176
1. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas $90,788
2. Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla. 49,779
3. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 49,733
4. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 45,877
5. Clint Craig, Mena, Ark. 45,075
6. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 42,872
7. Marcus Michaelis, Caldwell, Idaho 42,836
8. Luke Haught, Weatherford, Texas 41,009
9. Chad Denton, Berry Creek, Calif. 37,766
10. Beau Schroeder, China, Texas 35,929
11. Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas 31,584
12. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 29,132
13. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas 29,113
14. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo. 25,481
15. Dylan Werner, Bushnell, Fla. 24,732
16. Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb. 24,358
17. D.J. Domangue, Odessa, Texas 22,803
18. Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas 22,358
19. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 20,897
20. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 19,819
*Barrel racing (through April 26, 2010)
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. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz. $86,426
2. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas 58,337
3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta 32,658
4. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif. 32,552
5. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 31,864
6. Tana Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 27,660
7. Jill Moody, Letcher , S.D. 26,992
8. Layna Kight, Wills Point, Texas 25,356
9. Annesa Self, Valley View, Texas 24,041
10. Molly Powell, Stephenville, Texas 23,495
11. Nellie Williams, Cottonwood, Calif. 22,187
12. Janna Beam, Hallsville, Texas 21,676
13. Jean Winters, Texline, Texas 20,024
14. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla. 19,134
15. Kelli Tolbert, Hinckley, Utah 17,814
16. Lacy Wilson, Artesia, N.M. 17,319
17. Danyelle Campbell, Beaumont, Calif. 17,112
18. Rachael Myllymaki, Simi Valley, Calif. 17,014
19. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas 16,581
20. Benette Barrington, Lubbock, Texas 16,565
Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of April 26, 2010
1. Micky Downare, Hartsel, Colo. $19,991
2. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah 19,781
3. Tom McFarland, Wickenburg, Ariz. 13,482
4. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 11,983
5. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 10,278
6. Eric Swenson, Denison, Texas 9,901
7. Caleb Bennett, Santaquin, Utah 9,074
8. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 8,614
9. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas 8,604
10. Jared Smith, Williston, Fla. 8,175
11. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 8,001
12. Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D. 7,685
13. Logan Hodson, Telkwa, British Columbia 7,555
14. D.V. Fennell, Neosho, Mo. 7,240
15. Monte Downare, Hartsel, Colo. 7,216
16. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 6,280
17. Dave Worsfold, Wandoan, Queensland, Australia 5,352
18. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas 5,185
19. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore. 4,887
20. Matt Lait, Stavely, Alberta 4,687
1. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. $19,983
2. Clayton Morrison, Cavalier, N.D. 16,682
3. Ethan Thouvenell, Fallbrook, Calif. 13,757
4. Matt Reeves, Pampa, Texas 13,122
5. Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 11,940
6. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 10,956
7. Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore. 10,571
8. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 10,550
9. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 10,386
10. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D. 9,633
11. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo. 8,400
12. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 7,979
13. Ronnie Fields, Oklahoma City, Okla. 7,406
14. Olin Hannum, West Haven, Utah 7,145
15. Dane Hanna, Starkville, Miss. 7,094
16. Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 6,333
17. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif. 6,166
18. Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore. 5,820
19. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 5,316
20. Spud Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 5,089
1. Colby Siddoway, Hooper, Utah $19,682
2. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 13,640
3. Caleb Mitchell, Pollok, Texas 12,470
4. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont. 12,445
5. Tommy Edens, Gatesville, Texas 11,930
6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Texas 11,396
7. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 10,889
8. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore. 9,966
9. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 9,156
10. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 8,641
11. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 8,544
12. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 8,203
13. Britt Williams, Hammond, Mont. 7,971
14. Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas 7,883
15. Matt Robertson, Augusta, Mont. 7,418
16. Jesse Sheffield, Austin, Colo. 6,952
17. Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo. 6,634
18. Jay Adams, Logandale, Nev. 6,451
19. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 6,051
20. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 5,832
1. Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D. $19,682
2. Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 13,640
3. Justin Copp, Justin, Texas 12,470
4. Michael Jones, Stephenville, Texas 12,445
5. Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif. 12,433
6. Justin Hendrick, Rosenberg, Texas 11,930
7. Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas 10,889
8. Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 10,488
9. Richard Durham, Morgan Mill, Texas 9,397
10. Brad Culpepper, Ashburn, Ga. 9,156
11. Russell Cardoza, Farmington, Calif. 8,641
12. Cody Hintz, Spring Creek, Nev. 8,544
13. Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev. 8,203
14. Bobby Harris, Highmore, S.D. 7,971
15. Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 7,418
16. Wes Miller, Big Piney, Wyo. 6,952
17. Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas 6,846
18. Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 6,634
19. Austin Adams, Logandale, Nev. 6,451
20. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 6,051
1. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D. 21,731
2. J.J. Elshere, Quinn, S.D. 19,599
3. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 13,259
4. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 11,971
5. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 10,229
6. Shaun Stroh, Dickinson, N.D. 9,711
7. Mike Outhier, Utopia, Texas 9,593
8. Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo. 9,510
9. Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D. 9,194
10. Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo. 8,580
11. Alex Wright, Hagerman, Idaho 8,091
12. Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta 8,080
13. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 6,218
14. Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D. 5,627
15. Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta 5,442
16. Billy Etbauer, Edmond, Okla. 5,344
17. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas 5,334
18. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 5,131
19. Isaac Diaz, Davie, Fla. 4,148
20. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 3,720
Tie Down Roping
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $21,776
2. Ryan Jarrett, Summerville, Ga. 15,783
3. Houston Hutto, Del Rio, Texas 14,519
4. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash. 12,907
5. Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M. 10,370
6. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 9,954
7. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 9,520
8. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 8,892
9. Cade Swor, Crafton, Texas 8,599
10. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 8,414
11. Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla. 8,031
12. Blake Huckabee, Shreveport, La. 7,902
13. Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 7,266
14. Jake Hannum, Ogden, Utah 6,876
15. Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 5,997
16. Stran Smith, Childress, Texas 5,716
17. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 5,688
18. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 5,685
19. Bubba Paschal, La Porte, Texas 5,444
20. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas 5,399
1. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. $24,645
2. Marcus Michaelis, Caldwell, Idaho 16,862
3. Clint Craig, Mena, Ark. 13,988
4. Ted Bert, Modesto, Calif. 8,993
5. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 8,503
6. Clayton Savage, Casper, Utah 7,600
7. Chad Denton, Berry Creek, Calif. 7,535
8. Souli Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas 7,278
9. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 7,205
10. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 7,032
11. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 6,773
12. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 6,347
13. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo. 5,772
14. Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas 5,716
15. Dylan Werner, Bushnell, Fla. 5,623
16. Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas 5,496
17. Chance Smart, Philadelphia, Miss. 5,273
18. Cody Buller, Glendive, Mont. 5,208
19. Brady Williams, Snelling, Calif. 4,804
20. Chris Roundy, Panguitch, Utah 4,183
Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Presented by B&W Trailer Hitches
Unofficial as of April 26, 2010.
1. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah $37,247
2. Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla. 31,275
3. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas 27,149
4. Luke Haught, Weatherford, Texas 24,943
5. Chad Denton, Berry Creek, Calif. 20,915
6. Marcus Michaelis, Caldwell, Idaho 20,620
7. Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb. 18,617
8. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 17,967
9. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo. 16,783
10. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas 16,408
11. Jarrod Craig, Hillsboro, Texas 13,541
12. Tyler Johnston, Bridger, Mont. 13,513
13. Clint Craig, Mena, Ark. 11,851
14. Beau Schroeder, China, Texas 10,872
15. Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla. 10,427
16. Jason Beck, Prairieville, La. 9,847
17. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas 9,111
18. Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La. 8,889
19. D.J. Domangue, Odessa, Texas 8,609
20. Clayton Savage, Casper, Wyo. 8,317
21. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah 7,963
22. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 7,835
23. Clay Hindman, Belvidere, S.D. 6,995
24. Souli Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas 5,480
25. Seth Glause, Rock Springs, Wyo. 5,434
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