FORT WORTH --- In 2005, Josh Reynolds, from Corvallis, Mont., used the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo to get his season going and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).
Reynolds is a saddle bronc rider and is hoping to make the trip back to Las Vegas next December to compete at rodeo’s championship event again. He helped his cause significantly this week in the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.
He was 78 and 80 points on his first two horses. In the third round, he scored 83 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s horse named Smoky. He is now tied for second in the over-all standings with Jesse Bail from Camp Crook, S.D. They each have 241 points. J.J. Elshere, from Quinn, S.D., is in command with 253 total points.
Twins from Stephenville, Texas, Jake and Jim Ross Cooper have made a name for themselves in team roping. The duo competed at the 2007 NFR together and are leading the team roping standings here. On Thursday, they made an appearance in their second event, tie-down roping.
While they didn’t have the success they had hoped for, they both completed their runs. Jake was the fastest with 11.1 seconds and Jim Ross was just behind him at 11.3.
The barrel racing saw several NFR qualifiers compete, but a College National Finals Rodeo qualifier beat them all. Courtney Sokol from College Station, Texas, had a 17.06-second run. That was the fastest time of the ninth performance and put her in third place of the first round. She will run again on Friday afternoon against Lisa Lockhart, Terra Bynum, and June Holeman who have all been to Las Vegas for the NFR. Bynum, from Sterling City, Texas, had the second fastest time of the night at 17.21 seconds. Holeman, from Arcadia, Neb., is a grandmother and rode a horse to grade school. Her time of 17.32 was the third fastest. Lockhart from Oelrichs, S.D., hit a barrel and got a five-second penalty, so she will be running at second round money only.
There are two performances at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show on Friday. The 10th performance starts at 2 and the 11th at 7:30 p.m.
FORT WORTH --- The following are results from the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Thursday, Jan., 29, 2009. Results are updated daily and available at fwssr.com/results.asp
Eighth Performance --
Bareback Riding: 1, Dustin Mulrony, Pomeroy, Wash., 84 points on J Bar J’s Shady Days. 2, Bee Jay Scott, Otley, Iowa, 75. 3, Tyson Thomson, Black Diamond, Alberta, Can., 71. 4, Jon Luse, Tucumcari, N.M., 69.
Steer Wrestling: (two times) 1, Will Scoggins, Cookville, Texas, 9.8 seconds. 2, Doug Keeling, Elgin, Texas, 10.8.
Team Roping: 1, Coleman Proctor, Miami, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.4 seconds. 2, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and York Gill, Stephenville, Texas. 3, (tie) Blaine Linaweaver, Leavenworth, Kan., and Richard Durham, Morgan Mill, Texas; Bobby Joe Hill, Buffalo, Texas, and Trey Norris, Yantis, Texas, 6.5 per team.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Josh Reynolds, Corvallis, Mont., 83 points on Rafter G’s Smokey. 2, Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 78. 3, (tie) Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., and Chet Johnson, Gillette, Wyo., 77 each.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Ryan Jarrett, Summerville, Ga., 9.4 seconds. 2, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 10.2. 3, Jake Cooper, Stephenville, Texas, 11.1. 4, Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas, 11.4.
Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Courtney Sokol, College Station, Texas, 17.06. 2, Terra Bynum, Colorado City, Texas, 17.21. 3, June Holeman, Arcadia, Neb., 17.32. 4, Megan Williams, Daingerfield, Texas, 17.74.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Tony Mendes, Pueblo, Colo., 72 points on Rafter G’s Klassic Rewind. 2, Kyle Lozier, Mile House, B.C., Can., 68.
The following are current leaders --
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, (tie) Kaycee Feild, Elk Ridge, Utah, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Real Deal and Jared Keylon, Fort Scott, Kan., on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Cool Runnings, 82 points each. 3, (tie) Dustin Mulrony, Pomeroy, Wash., and Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, 79 each. (second round) 1, Feild, 83 points on Western Rodeo’s WR. 2, Hooper, 78. 3, Mulrony, 77. 4, Tyson Thompson, Black Diamond, Alberta, Can., 74. (third round) 1, Feild, 88 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Citation. 2, Mulrony, 84. 3, Hooper, 82. 4, Bee Jay Scott, Otley, Iowa, 75. (total on three) 1, Field, 253. 2, Mulrony, 240. 3, Hooper, 239. 4, Scott, 223.
Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Matt Reeves, Pampa, Texas, 4.3 seconds. 2, Kyle Hughes, Olney Springs, Colo., 4.4. 3, (tie) Darrell Petry, Beaumont, Texas, and Blake Doyle, Granbury, Texas, 4.8 seconds. (total on two) 1, Doyle, 8.6 seconds. 2, Petry, 9.1. 3, Hughes, 9.5. 4, Swayze, 11.0 seconds.
Team Roping: (first round) 1, Coleman Proctor, Miami, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.4 seconds. 2, JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas, and Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev., 5.5. 3, (tie) Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and York Gill, Stephenville, Texas; Kevin Daniel, Franklin, Tenn., and Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 5.8 per team. (second round) 1, (tie) Brad Hamilton, Pollock, Texas, and Joe Day, Howe, Texas; Justin Yost, Hico, Texas, and Britt Bockius, Claremore, Okla., 5.4 seconds per team. 3, J.B. Lord, Piedmont, S.D., and Jeremy Clay, Stephenville, Texas, 6.0. 4, Cory Smothers, Weatherford, Texas, and Gabe Gwaltney, Carthage, Mo., 7.1. (total on 2) 1, (tie) Petrus and Rampy; Cooper and Cooper, 14.0 seconds. 3, Daniel and Lucero, 16.4. 4, Lord and Clay, 17.0.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D., 85 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Teddy Bear. 2, JJ Elshere, Quinn, S.D., 84. 3, Chet Johnson, Gillette, Wyo., 81. 4, Josh Reynolds, Corvallis, Mont., 80. (second round) 1, Elshere, 87 points on Western Rodeo’s Pine Ridge. 2, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 84. 3, (tie) Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, Alex Wright, Milford, Utah, Jordan Furnish, Baird, Texas, and Taton, 79 each. (third round) 1, Reynolds, 83 points Rafter G’s Smokey. 2, (tie) Elshere and Max Filippini, Battle Mountain, Nev., on Rawhide, 82 points each. 4, Cody Taton, Newell, S.D., 81 (total on three) 1, Elshere, 253. 2, (tie) Reynolds and Bail, 241. 4, Taton, 237.
Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Cash Meyers, Athens, Texas, 7.7 seconds. 2, Houston Hutto, Del Rio, Texas, 7.8. 3, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 8.6. 4, (tie) J. Cody Jones, Kelseyville, Calif., and C.R. Bradley, Collinsville, Texas, 8.9 each. (total on two) 1, Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., 15.7 seconds. 2, Shiozawa, 17.2. 3, Hutto, 18.6. 4, Branquinho, 18.7.
Women’s Barrel Race: (first round) 1, Angela Gilliam, Pelahatchie, Miss., 16.87 seconds. 2, Shawna Bourne, Chapel Hill, Tenn., 17.04. 3, Courtney Sokol, College Station, Texas, 17.06. 4, Layna Kight, Hills Point, Texas, 17.11. (second round) 1, Haley Thorne, Midlothian, Texas, 17.00. 2, Bourne, 17.02 seconds. 3, Carrie Thompson, Morton, Miss., 17.04. 4, Maegan Reichert, Mount Pleasant, Texas, 17.10. (total on two) 1, Bourne, 34.06. 2, Thorne, 34.39. 3, Woodall, 34.57. 4, Jo Scarmardo, Caldwell, Texas, 34.61.
Bull Riding: (first round) 1, J.W. Harris, May, Texas, 83 points on Frontier’s Black Water. 2, JB Mauney, Mooresville, N.C., 80. 3, Neil Bourne, Springfield, Tenn., 75. 4, Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas, 74. (second round) 1, Mauney, 90 points on Frontier’s Monkey Blood. 2, Harris, 82. 3, McKennon Wimberly, Fort Worth, Texas, 80. 4, Tanner Girletz, Cekeaa, Alberta, Can., 77. (total on two) 1, Mauney, 170. 2, Harris, 165. 3, Taylor Cowan, Ft. Pierre, S.D., 143.