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Etbauer, Myers highlight 75th Old Fort Days Fort Smith champs

By Courtesy PRCA
Posted Monday, June 2, 2008

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Fort Smith, AR. - Billy Etbauer shared another saddle bronc riding victory, while Cash Myers added a clutch steer wrestling triumph to highlight the Old Fort Days Rodeo, which wrapped up its six-performance event May 31 in Fort Smith, Ark.

Etbauer, the five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, further extended his lead atop the Crusher Rentals PRCA World Standings. Etbauer, of Edmond, Okla., earned $2,719 after scoring 85 points on ProRodeo Inc.’s Tiger Lily. His score was matched by Cody DeMoss of Heflin, La., who rode Harry Vold’s Dust Devil.

Etbauer also shared the top spot at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days (with Chet Johnson) and finished RodeoHouston’s $50,000 shootout round tied (with Rod Hay) before Etbauer claimed the title in a sudden-death round.

Myers, ranked 15th in the world standings heading into Arkansas, downed two steers in 8.8 seconds to win the title and $2,218. He earlier won the bulldogging crown at the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede.

Other Fort Smith champs were: bareback riders Matt Bright of Loudon, Tenn.; Bee Jay Scott of Otley, Iowa; Tim Shirley of Conifer, Colo.; and Wes Stevenson of Kaufman, Texas, 84 points, $1,558 each; team ropers Mike Bacon of Boswell, Okla./Kollin Von Ahn of Durant, Okla., 11.1 seconds on two head, $1,962 each; tie-down roper Doug Pharr of Victoria, Texas, 16.7 seconds on two head, $3,984; and bull rider Douglas Duncan of Huntsville, Texas, 88 points, $3,363.

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