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61st Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
December 5 - 14, 2019
NFR 2019
 


Thurston and Get Smart Live Up to the Hype

Zeke Thurston - Dan Hubbell PRCA photoDec 11, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

It was the night of the full moon. And weird stuff happened.

Some strange trips. A couple of re-rides. Steers that wouldn’t take the fall. And some Canadians that were apparent victims of the lunar forces.

But one matchup that was not impacted by the strangeness of the night was the one that pitted a Canadian and World Champion cowboy against a Canadian and World Champion bucking horse. Reigning Canadian and 2016 World titleist Zeke Thurston met up with an old friend in Northcott-Macza’s Get Smart, the 2019 winner of Best Bronc titles on both sides of the 49th parallel. It was the dream matchup and the dream came true as the 92.5 score was just a half point off the arena record. The $26,230 first place cheque kept the second generation talent in fourth place in the very lucrative average and extended his overall lead to $16,000 over season leader Ryder Wright who was second in the round with 88.5 points. It was Wright’s best showing in what has been a tough week for the Utah man as he is in a 10/11 split in the average.

“I don’t even know how much money I’ve won on Get Smart but it’s a bunch,” Thurston said of the 17 year-old rock star gelding. “I’ve never been on another horse like him. He’s tiny, maybe 800 pounds, but he’s strong and he’s proud and things gotta go right for you to ride him but when they do you can win big.”

Orin Larsen - Dan Hubbell photoIt was the third go-round win in a row for Canadian bronc riders and fourth in the seven rounds. Thurston has two of those first place finishes.

Bareback rider Orin Larsen had to get on two horses on this night and combined with Big Stone Rodeo’s Mayhem for a 90 point ride that moved the Manitoban all the way to 4th place in the average. He remains in second place in the world standings. Californian Clayton Biglow mastered a spinner, Rafter G Rodeo’s Ankle Biter, to the tune of 91.5 points to extend his lead atop the season standings leaderboard. It was Biglow’s third 90 plus point ride of the seven rounds to date as he sits first in the average and leads the second place Larsen by $60,000 in the battle for world supremacy.

In a bull riding go-round that saw 12 of the15 bull riders make premature departures from the backs of bovines, Sage Kimzey went about the business of being Sage Kimzey. The five time World Champion inched closer to another title as he bested Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Smoke Wagon for 90 points and the win. The first place $33,000 cheque (including ground money) gives the Strong City, Oklahoma superstar $363,000 and a virtually insurmountable lead in his pursuit of that sixth gold buckle. He also leads the average as he has ridden six of seven bulls at the Thomas and Mack Arena.

Sage Kimzey2016 Canadian Champion, Jordan Hansen, bucked off his third in a row as he fell victim to Andrews Rodeo’s Velocity. The Ponoka cowboy still has amassed over $30,000 in earnings so far at this 61st WNFR.

Despite finishing just out of the money with a 4.2 second run, Louisiana bulldogger Tyler Waguespack maintained his hold on both the World and Average leads. The two time and defending World Champion has $177,925 in overall earnings, just $3500 ahead of Ty Erickson, his closest adversary. Erickson, however, sits eighth in the average. Two time Canadian Champion, Scott Guenthner, had a challenging steer with the result, an 11.8 on the scoreboard clock, dropping the Provost, Alberta cowboy to seventh in the World and eleventh in the average.

On a night with quite a range of money-making tie-down roping runs, Tyler Milligan, Pahuska, Oklahoma, earned the win with a 7.5 second run. Still on top of the World Standings is reigning Canadian Champion, Shane Hanchey ($209,927) though the Sulphur, Louisiana roper was forced to go to a second rope after missing his first throw, which kept him ninth in the average (one hole out of the lucrative average payout). Rookie roping sensation, Haven Meged, Miles City, Montana, is still number one in the average with four time World Champion, Tuf Cooper right behind.

Defending World Champion Hailey Kinsel-Lockwood posted a shiney 13.60 second run for her fifth cheque of the Finals and her first round win at this year’s WNFR. The injection of $26,230 helped the Cotulla, Texas cowgirl maintain her first place position in the World Standings with $253,212 in overall earnings. Third place cowgirl Emily Miller ran a clean 13.94 to finish out of the money but stayed second in the average. 2017 World Champion, Nellie Miller kept the pressure on by clocking 13.79 - good for a share of 3-4 in the round. The Cottonwood, California barrel racer remains in a strong position, fourth in the World and fourth in the all-important average. 

Team ropers, header Cody Snow of Los Olivos, California and heeling partner, Wesley Thorp of Throckmorton, Texas were a blazing 3.6 seconds to win the seventh round. Canadian Champions Matt Sherwood and Hunter Koch picked up a fifth place cheque, their fourth payday of the week, with a 7.5 second run to stay in second place in the average though they are well off the pace in the overall title chase. Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Oklahoma and Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nevada continue to lead the world standings with three rounds remaining.

For complete WNFR results, see www.prorodeo.com

 

Seventh Performance Results, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

* Courtesy of the PRCA

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, 91.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo's Ankle Biter, $26,231; 2. Orin Larsen, 90, $20,731; 3. Tanner Aus, 88, $15,654; 4. (tie) Richmond Champion and Tim O'Connell, 87.5, $8,885 each; 6. (tie) Clint Laye and Jake Brown, 86.5, $2,115; 8. Steven Dent, 86; 9. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Ty Breuer, 82; 11. (tie) Tilden Hooper and Caleb Bennett, 81.5; 13. Trenten Montero, 81; 14. Austin Foss, 51; 15. Taylor Broussard, NS. Average standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, 615 points on seven head; 2. Tim O'Connell, 609; 3. Richmond Champion, 604; 4. Orin Larsen, 597.5; 5. Kaycee Feild, 596.5; 6. Steven Dent, 596; 7. Tilden Hooper, 592; 8. Trenten Montero, 590.5; 9. Clint Laye, 586.5; 10. Caleb Bennett 521 on six; 11. Tanner Aus, 519.5; 12. Austin Foss, 476; 13. Ty Breuer, 425 on five; 14. Taylor Broussard, 415.5; 15. Jake Brown, 344.5 on four. World standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, $292,786; 2. Orin Larsen, $253,673; 3. Kaycee Feild, $207,359; 4. Tilden Hooper, $200,162; 5. Richmond Champion, $195,829; 6. Caleb Bennett, $186,056; 7. Tim O'Connell, $181,553; 8. Clint Laye, $151,800; 9. Trenten Montero, $143,219; 10. Tanner Aus, $140,249; 11. Ty Breuer, $120,911; 12. Austin Foss, $108,395; 13. Jake Brown, $107,184; 14. Steven Dent, $103,799; 15. Taylor Broussard, $93,502.

Steer wrestling: 1. Stetson Jorgensen, 3.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Tyler Pearson, 3.8, $20,731; 3. (tie) Ty Erickson, J.D. Struxness and Matt Reeves, 3.9, $11,141 each; 6. Cameron Morman, 4.0, $4,231; 7. (tie) Bridger Chambers and Tanner Brunner, 4.1; 9. Tyler Waguespack, 4.2; 10. Riley Duvall, 4.4; 11. Dakota Eldridge, 4.9; 12. Will Lummus, 5.2; 13. Scott Guenthner, 11.8; 14. Hunter Cure, 18.3; 15. Kyle Irwin, 19.9. Average standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 29.7 seconds on seven head; 2. Matt Reeves, 33.9; 3. Cameron Morman, 34.2; 4. Riley Duvall, 34.4; 5. Bridger Chambers, 41.0; 6. Tyler Pearson, 41.6; 7. Dakota Eldridge, 42.5; 8. Hunter Cure, 49.3; 9. Ty Erickson, 49.6; 10. Stetson Jorgensen, 53.5; 11. Scott Guenthner, 56.4; 12. Kyle Irwin, 62.3; 13. J.D. Struxness, 24.1 on six; 14. Will Lummus, 27.1; 15. Tanner Brunner, 31.4 on five. World standings: 1. Ty Erickson, $185,414; 2. Tyler Waguespack, $177,925; 3. J.D. Struxness, $174,483; 4. Hunter Cure, $158,568; 5. Stetson Jorgensen, $153,246; 6. Bridger Chambers, $151,785; 7. Scott Guenthner, $148,853; 8. Dakota Eldridge, $140,180; 9. Tyler Pearson, $133,443; 10. Will Lummus, $128,267; 11. Kyle Irwin, $123,934; 12. Cameron Morman, $116,037; 13. Riley Duvall, $111,617; 14. Matt Reeves, $107,400; 15. Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 3.6 seconds, $26,231; 2. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 4.2, $20,731; 3. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 4.3, $15,654; 4. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 5.0, $11,000; 5. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 7.5, $6,769; 6. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 9.0, $4,231; 7. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 9.4; 8. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jake Long, Tyler Wade/Cole Davison and Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 9.5; 11. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 9.9; 12. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 11.2; 13. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, NT. Average standings: 1. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 28.7 seconds on six head; 2. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 37.0; 3. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 37.1; 4. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 37.9; 5. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 38.6; 6. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 42.0; 7. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 63.9; 8. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 28.4 on five; 9. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 35.3; 10. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 38.1; 11. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 42.2; 12. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 49.8; 13. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 20.3 on four; 14. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 27.9; 15. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 27.2 on three. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $234,551; 2. Chad Masters, $168,990; 3. Riley Minor, $160,534; 4. Cody Snow, $157,938; 5. Kaleb Driggers, $153,558; 6. Coleman Proctor, $153,241; 7. Clay Tryan, $147,222; 8. Brenten Hall, $139,119; 9. Tyler Wade, $135,856; 10. Luke Brown, $134,708; 11. Ty Blasingame, $132,220; 12. Matt Sherwood, $124,704; 13. Erich Rogers, $112,980; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $108,725; 15. Jake Cooper, $90,524. World standings (heelers): 1, Jade Corkill, $192,676; 2. Joseph Harrison, $171,739; 3. Brady Minor, $160,534; 4. Ryan Motes, $158,089; 5. Jake Long, $150,954; 6. Junior Nogueira, $150,877; 7. Wesley Thorp, $150,181; 8. Paul Eaves, $139,216; 9. Kyle Lockett, $137,711; 10. Chase Tryan, $136,537; 11. Cole Davison, $134,371; 12. Travis Graves, $133,896; 13. Hunter Koch, $132,807; 14. Tyler Worley, $104,177; 15. Caleb Anderson, $89,723.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 92.5 points on Northcott Macza's Get Smart, $26,231; 2. Ryder Wright, 88.5, $20,731; 3. Jake Watson, 87.5, $15,654; 4. Brody Cress, 86, $11,000; 5. Chase Brooks, 84.5, $6,769; 6. Spencer Wright, 78, $4,231; 7. Rusty Wright, 76; 8. Jesse Wright, 74.5; 9. Sterling Crawley, 73.5; 10. Jacobs Crawley, 67.5; 11. Mitch Pollock, Dawson Hay, Colt Gordon and J.J. Elshere, NS; 15. Bradley Harter, INJ. Average standings: 1. Brody Cress, 592.5 points on seven head; 2. Rusty Wright, 584.5; 3. Spencer Wright, 508 on six; 4. Zeke Thurston, 435.5 on five; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 402; 6. Jake Watson, 348 on four; 7. Chase Brooks, 345.5; 8. Jesse Wright, 334; 9. Colt Gordon, 329; 10. (tie) Ryder Wright and Dawson Hay, 260 on three: 12. Sterling Crawley, 239.5; 13. J.J. Elshere, 168 on two; 14. Bradley Harter, 86.5 on one; 15. Mitch Pollock, 84. World standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $277,953; 2. Ryder Wright, $261,988; 3. Rusty Wright, $195,884; 4. Brody Cress, $185,539; 5. Spencer Wright, $183,553; 6. Chase Brooks, $173,950; 7. Jacobs Crawley, $169,089; 8. Jake Watson, $166,175; 9. Dawson Hay, $152,196; 10. Sterling Crawley, $149,389; 11. Jesse Wright, $132,736; 12. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 13. J.J. Elshere, $119,004; 14. Colt Gordon, $110,519; 15. Mitch Pollock, $109,542.

Tie-down roping: 1. Tyler Milligan, 7.5 seconds, $26,231; 2. Adam Gray, 7.7, $20,731; 3. Tuf Cooper, 8.2, $15,654; 4. Riley Pruitt, 8.4, $11,000; 5. Caleb Smidt, 9.6, $6,769; 6. Haven Meged, 9.8, $4,231; 7. Ty Harris, 10.0; 8. Tyson Durfey, 10.7; 9. Shad Mayfield, 11.5; 10. Taylor Santos, 12.0; 11. Cooper Martin, 12.1; 12. Shane Hanchey, 17.5; 13. Michael Otero, 17.8; 14. Rhen Richard and Marty Yates, NT. Average standings: 1. Haven Meged, 60.2 seconds on seven head; 2. Tuf Cooper, 61.2; 3. Tyson Durfey, 62.5; 4. Taylor Santos, 64.3; 5. Tyler Milligan, 68.4; 6. Riley Pruitt, 71.7; 7. Caleb Smidt, 81.7; 8. Marty Yates, 52.1 on six; 9. Shane Hanchey, 55.1; 10. Shad Mayfield, 63.9; 11. Cooper Martin, 64.9; 12. Michael Otero, 66.0; 13. Ty Harris, 42.3 on five; 14. Rhen Richard, 49.4; 15. Adam Gray, 53.2. World standings: 1. Shane Hanchey, $209,928; 2. Riley Pruitt, $182,728; 3. Ty Harris, $173,438; 4. Haven Meged, $171,975; 5. Marty Yates, $170,970; 6. Tuf Cooper, $168,477; 7. Tyler Milligan, $165,436; 8. Tyson Durfey, $158,417; 9. Taylor Santos, $150,753; 10. Caleb Smidt, $148,669; 11. Adam Gray, $128,404; 12. Shad Mayfield, $127,075; 13. Michael Otero, $111,924; 14. Cooper Martin, $100,491; 15. Rhen Richard, $98,661.

Barrel racing: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 13.60 seconds, $26,231; 2. Jessica Routier, 13.72, $20,731; 3. (tie) Lacinda Rose and Nellie Miller, 13.79, $13,327 each; 5. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 13.83, $6,769; 6. Shali Lord, 13.89, $4,231; 7. Stevi Hillman, 13.93; 8. Emily Miller, 13.94; 9. Jennifer Sharp, 13.96; 10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 13.98; 11. Lisa Lockhart, 14.08; 12. Dona Kay Rule, 14.36; 13. Amberleigh Moore, 18.78; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 18.79; 15. Ericka Nelson, 24.28. Average standings: 1. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 96.88 seconds on seven runs; 2. Emily Miller, 96.95; 3. Nellie Miller, 97.56; 4. Shali Lord, 97.77; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 97.94; 6. Hailey Kinsel, 101.39; 7. Jessica Routier, 101.97; 8. Dona Kay Rule, 102.45; 9. Lisa Lockhart, 102.55; 10. Lacinda Rose, 103.65; 11. Jennifer Sharp, 108.04; 12. Amberleigh Moore, 110.92; 13. Cheyenne Wimberley, 118.05; 14. Ericka Nelson, 118.24; 15. Stevi Hillman, 98.44 on six. World standings: 1. Hailey Kinsel, $236,713; 2. Amberleigh Moore, $207,982; 3. Emily Miller, $196,991; 4. Nellie Miller, $193,168; 5. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313; 6. Dona Kay Rule, $174,623; 7. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $168,423; 8. Jessica Routier, $159,467; 9. Shali Lord, $137,006; 10. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 11. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,273; 12. Lacinda Rose, $116,494; 13. Jennifer Sharp, $114,024; 14. Ericka Nelson, $110,202; 15. Cheyenne Wimberley, $107,130.

Bull riding: 1. Sage Kimzey, 90 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Smoke Wagon, $33,564; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 87, $28,064; 3. Tyler Bingham, 83.5, $22,987; 4. Stetson Wright, Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Koby Radley, Jeff Askey, Garrett Smith, Daylon Swearingen, Jordan Hansen, Jordan Spears, Trey Kimzey, Clayton Sellars and Trey Benton III, NS. Average standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, 527 points on six head; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 441.5 on five; 3. Koby Radley, 435; 4. Tyler Bingham, 429.5; 5. Jordan Spears, 342.5 on four; 6. Stetson Wright, 269.5 on three; 7. Trey Benton III, 264.5; 8. Clayton Sellars, 256; 9. Daylon Swearingen, 180 on two; 10. Jordan Hansen, 179.5; 11. Garrett Smith, 178.5; 12. Jeff Askey, 170.5; 13. Trey Kimzey, 168; 14. Trevor Kastner, 86 on one; 15. Josh Frost, NS. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $363,816; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, $250,438; 3. Stetson Wright, $216,999; 4. Tyler Bingham, $196,264; 5. Koby Radley, $178,849; 6. Trey Benton III, $175,995; 7. Garrett Smith, $171,769; 8. Jordan Hansen, $163,811; 9. Trevor Kastner, $161,216; 10. Daylon Swearingen, $159,068; 11. Jordan Spears, $157,779; 12. Clayton Sellars, $144,691; 13. Josh Frost, $129,561; 14. Jeff Askey, $127,925; 15. Trey Kimzey, $124,930.

All-Around Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $247,576; 2. Clay Smith, $245,402; 3. Tuf Cooper, $222,640; 4. Caleb Smidt, $161,959; 5. Trevor Brazile, $129,754; 6. Daylon Swearingen, $118,151; 7. Landon McClaugherty, $112,119; 8. Steven Dent, $111,577; 9. Rhen Richard, $104,653; 10. Josh Frost, $92,732.



Some Ups, Some Downs in WNFR Round 6

 

Dawson Hay - Dan Hubbell photoDec 10, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

Dawson Hay had watched his Canadian buddies Zeke Thurston and Jake Watson win go rounds at this Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and figured he might as well take a turn in the spotlight. The Wildwood, Alberta WNFR rookie got the job done on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Sue City Sue for an 88.5 and the $26,230 first place cheque.

“Yeah, it’s pretty cool that all three of us have won go-rounds now,” Hay acknowledged. “Those guys are as happy for me that I won as they are when they win themselves and I’m just as happy for them.” Hay had high praise for the horse that carried him to his first WNFR buckle. “I got on that horse at Cody (Wyoming) and got the win there so I was pretty happy to have her. With this pen of horses everybody has a chance every night and I couldn’t be more excited.”

World leader Zeke Thurston and second place man, Ryder Wright both took no scores in the round, leaving the Big Valley, Alberta bronc rider in fourth place in the average with three members of the Utah Wright clan as his closest pursuers. Thurston sits at $251,000, with Ryder at $241,000, Rusty at $195,000 and Spencer at $179,000 after a night that surprisingly saw all four of the top guns finish out of the money.

Caleb BennettA trio of cowboys took the victory lap in the bareback riding. Utah’s Caleb Bennett, Texan Tilden Hooper and season leader, Clayton Biglow of Clements, California made the circuit of Las Vegas’ Thomas and Mack Arena after their 89.5 point rides on Tuesday night. Bennett’s performance was on the Calgary Stampede’s eight year-old gelding You See Me.

“I think tonight that horse had a great trip and it all worked out.” Bennett grinned. “This will be my first time to South Point (the nightly buckle presentations) so I’m looking forward to that.”

Canadian Orin Larsen kept his championship aspirations in play as he posted an 87.5 on Calgary’s Arbitrator Joe for a 5/6 split and a $5500.00 cheque. The Manitoba cowboy sits in second place in the world standings and continued his climb up the average rankings, moving to eighth place as Biglow continues to sit first overall ($34,000 ahead of Larsen) and first in the average.

Two time Canadian Finals qualifiers Riley and Brady Minor claimed top spot in the team roping in the sixth round with a 4.0. The Ellensburg, Washington brother combination cashed their fourth cheque of the week and sit fourth in the average and third in the world standings. 2019 Canadian Champions Matt Sherwood of Pima Arizona and Texas cowboy Hunter Koch rebounded from a round five no time to post a 4.6 - good for fifth in the round. Clay Smith and Jade Corkill continue to hold a comfortable lead in the world standings.

Minor brothers - Dan Hubbell photoIn the bull riding, Crockett, Texas talent, Boudreaux Campbell turned in a sparkling 92.5 ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Priefert’s Tequila Worm. 2016 Canadian Champion Jordan Hansen bucked off Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Torch while World leader Sage Kimzey is on cruise control as he closes in on a sixth consecutive world title. Kimzey was third in the go-round, has ridden five out of six to lead the average and has a $114,000 lead in the world standings.

Two time and defending World Champion Tyler Waguespack made a move in the steer wrestling event in Round 6. The Gonzales, Louisiana cowboy, who has placed five times to date clocked a 3.8 second run for his second round win which jumped the 29 year old to the lead in the World standings and further secured his hold on top spot in the average. Canadian Champion Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta was quick on the clock as well, posting a 3.9 to win a share of 2-3 with JD Struxness from Milan, Minnesota. Both men pocketed $18,192. Guenthner sits sixth in the World but is well down in the average.

Ty Harris earned his second consecutive round win with a 7.1 at the Thomas and Mack Tuesday night. The San Angelo, Texas rookie has $75,788 in Finals earnings and sits second in the World with $173,437. Unfortunately, however, the 2019 CFR contender is not in line at this point, to pick up any average money. Canadian Champion Shane Hanchey continues to hold down first in the World standings, adding a 4/5 split for $8884 in round six. Hanchey’s challenges earlier in the week see the Sulphur, Louisiana roper in ninth in the average but he enjoys a $36,000 cushion at the top of the leaderboard.

The barrel racing saw Oregon cowgirl, Amberleigh Moore running the fastest time of the Finals, 13.55 seconds, from second position on the ground to pick up her second round win. The four time WNFR qualifier has an impressive $114,923 in 2019 Finals earnings and has moved to second in the World right behind defending Champion Hailey Kinsel-Lockwood. Hot hand Emily Miller was sixth Tuesday. The Oklahoma cowgirl is third in the World and first in the average.

For complete WNFR results, see www.prorodeo.com

 
 

Sixth Performance Results, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

* Courtesy of the PRCA

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Clayton Biglow on Pickett Pro Rodeo's Freckled Frog, Tilden Hooper on Cervi Championship Rodeo's RODEOHOUSTON'S Ain't No Angel and Caleb Bennett on Calgary Stampede's You See Me, 88.5 points, $20,872 each; 4. Tim O'Connell, 88, $11,000, 5. (tie) Orin Larsen and Austin Foss, 87.5, $5,500 each; 7. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Steven Dent, 87; 9. Taylor Broussard, 86.5; 10. Tanner Aus, 86; 11. Ty Breuer, 85; 12. Richmond Champion, 84; 13. Clint Laye, 79.5; 14. Trenten Montero, 76; 15. Jake Brown, NS. Average standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, 523.5 points on six head; 2. Tim O'Connell, 521.5; 3. Richmond Champion, 516.5; 4. Kaycee Feild, 514.5; 5. Tilden Hooper, 510.5; 6. Steven Dent, 510; 7. Trenten Montero, 509.5; 8. Orin Larsen, 507.5; 9. Clint Laye, 500; 10. Caleb Bennett, 439.5 on five; 11. Tanner Aus, 431.5; 12. Austin Foss, 425; 13. Taylor Broussard, 415.5; 14. Ty Breuer, 343 on four; 15. Jake Brown, 258 on three. World standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, $266,555; 2. Orin Larsen, $232,942; 3. Kaycee Feild, $207,359; 4. Tilden Hooper, $200,162; 5. Richmond Champion, $186,944; 6. Caleb Bennett, $186,056; 7. Tim O'Connell, $172,668; 8. Clint Laye, $149,685; 9. Trenten Montero, $143,219; 10. Tanner Aus, $124,595; 11. Ty Breuer, $120,911; 12. Austin Foss, $108,395; 13. Jake Brown, $105,068; 14. Steven Dent, $103,799; 15. Taylor Broussard, $93,502.

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 3.8 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Scott Guenthner and J.D. Struxness, 3.9, $18,192; 4. Bridger Chambers, 4.0, $11,000; 5. (tie) Will Lummus and Cameron Morman, 4.1, $5,500; 7. (tie) Kyle Irwin, Tyler Pearson and Tanner Brunner, 4.3; 10. Ty Erickson, 4.4; 11. Dakota Eldridge, 4.9; 12. Hunter Cure, 5.3; 13. Riley Duvall, 5.5; 14. Matt Reeves, 6.6; 15. Stetson Jorgensen, 13.5. Average standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 25.5 seconds on six head; 2. (tie) Riley Duval and Matt Reeves, 30.0; 4. Cameron Morman, 30.2; 5. Hunter Cure, 31.0; 6. Bridger Chambers, 36.9; 7. Dakota Eldridge, 37.6; 8. Tyler Pearson, 37.8; 9. Kyle Irwin, 42.4; 10. Scott Guenthner, 44.6; 11. Ty Erickson, 45.7; 12. Stetson Jorgensen, 50.1; 13. J.D. Struxness, 20.2 on five; 14. Will Lummus, 21.9; 15. Tanner Brunner, 27.3 on four. World standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, $177,925; 2. Ty Erickson, $174,273; 3. J.D. Struxness, $163,342; 4. Hunter Cure, $158,568; 5. Bridger Chambers, $151,785; 6. Scott Guenthner, $148,853; 7. Dakota Eldridge, $140,180; 8. Will Lummus, $128,267; 9. Stetson Jorgensen, $127,015; 10. Kyle Irwin, $123,934; 11. Tyler Pearson, $112,712; 12. Cameron Morman, $111,807; 13. Riley Duvall, $111,617; 14. Matt Reeves, $96,259; 15. Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.0 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 4.2, $20,731; 3. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jake Long and Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 4.3, $13,327 each; 5. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 4.6, $6,769; 6. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.9, $4,231; 7. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 5.6; 8. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 9.5; 9. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 14.4; 10. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, Tyler Wade/Cole Davison and Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, NT. Average standings: 1. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 38.6 seconds on six head; 2. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 25.1 on five; 3. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 26.7; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 28.4; 5. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 29.5; 6. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 32.1; 7. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 33.0; 8. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 59.6; 9. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 25.8 on four; 10. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 28.7; 11. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 32.3; 12. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 40.3; 13. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 16.1 on three; 14. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 18.4; 15. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 27.2. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $234,551; 2. Chad Masters, $164,759; 3. Riley Minor, $160,534; 4. Kaleb Driggers, $153,558; 5. Coleman Proctor, $153,241; 6. Clay Tryan, $147,222; 7. Brenten Hall, $139,119; 8. Tyler Wade, $135,856; 9. Cody Snow, $131,707; 10. Luke Brown, $123,708; 11. Matt Sherwood, $117,935; 12. Erich Rogers, $112,980; 13. Ty Blasingame, $111,490; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $93,071; 15. Jake Cooper, $90,524. World standings (heelers): 1. Jade Corkill, $192,676; 2. Joseph Harrison, $167,508; 3. Brady Minor, $160,534; 4. Ryan Motes, $158,089; 5. Jake Long, $150,954; 6. Junior Nogueira, $150,877; 7. Kyle Lockett, $137,711; 8. Chase Tryan, $136,537; 9. Cole Davison, $134,371; 10. Paul Eaves, $128,216; 11. Hunter Koch, $126,038; 12. Wesley Thorp, $123,950; 13. Travis Graves, $113,165; 14. Caleb Anderson, $89,723; 15. Tyler Worley, $88,524.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Dawson Hay, 88.5 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's Sue City Sue, $26,231; 2. (tie) Jacobs Crawley and Sterling Crawley, 85.5, $18,192 each; 4. (tie) Chase Brooks, Colt Gordon and Brody Cress, 85, $7,333 each; 7. Jesse Wright, 84.5; 8. Spencer Wright, 83.5; 9. (tie) Jake Watson and J.J. Elshere, 81.5; 11. Rusty Wright, 78; 12. Ryder Wright, Zeke Thurston and Mitch Pollock, NS; Bradley Harter, INJ. Average standings: 1. Rusty Wright, 508.5 points on six head; 2. Brody Cress, 506.5; 3. Spencer Wright, 430 on five; 4. Zeke Thurston, 343 on four; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 334.5; 6. Colt Gordon, 329; 7. Chase Brooks, 261 on three; 8. Jake Watson, 260.5; 9. Dawson Hay, 260; 10. Jesse Wright, 259.5; 11. Ryder Wright, 171.5 on two; 12. J.J. Elshere, 168; 13. Sterling Crawley, 166; 14. Bradley Harter, 86.5 on one; 15. Mitch Pollock, 84. World standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $251,722; 2. Ryder Wright, $241,258; 3. Rusty Wright, $195,884; 4. Spencer Wright, $179,323; 5. Brody Cress, $174,539; 6. Jacobs Crawley, $169,089; 7. Chase Brooks, $167,181; 8. Dawson Hay, $152,196; 9. Jake Watson, $150,522; 10. Sterling Crawley, $149,389; 11. Jesse Wright, $132,736; 12. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 13. J.J. Elshere, $119,004; 14. Colt Gordon, $110,519; 15. Mitch Pollock, $109,542.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ty Harris, 7.1 seconds, $26,231; 2. Riley Pruitt, 7.3, $20,731; 3. Tyson Durfey, 7.4, $15,654; 4. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Marty Yates, 7.5, $8,885 each; 6. Tyler Milligan, 7.8, $4,231; 7. Caleb Smidt, 8.0; 8. Haven Meged, 8.1; 9. Cooper Martin, 9.6; 10. Taylor Santos, 10.8; 11. Tuf Cooper, 11.0; 12. Michael Otero, 11.6; 13. Shad Mayfield, 12.7; 14. Rhen Richard and Adam Gray, NT. Average standings: 1. Haven Meged, 50.4 seconds on six head; 2. Tyson Durfey, 51.8; 3. Marty Yates, 52.1; 4. Taylor Santos, 52.3; 5. Tuf Cooper, 53.0; 6. Tyler Milligan, 60.9; 7. Riley Pruitt, 63.3; 8. Caleb Smidt, 72.1; 9. Shane Hanchey, 37.6 on five; 10. Michael Otero, 48.2; 11. Rhen Richard, 49.4; 12. Shad Mayfield, 52.4; 13. Cooper Martin, 52.8; 14. Ty Harris, 32.3 on four; 15. Adam Gray, 45.5. World standings: 1. Shane Hanchey, $209,928; 2. Ty Harris, $173,438; 3. Riley Pruitt, $171,728; 4. Marty Yates, $170,970; 5. Haven Meged, $167,744; 6. Tyson Durfey, $158,417; 7. Tuf Cooper, $152,823; 8. Taylor Santos, $150,753; 9. Caleb Smidt, $141,900; 10. Tyler Milligan, $139,205; 11. Shad Mayfield, $127,075; 12. Michael Otero, $111,924; 13. Adam Gray, $107,673; 14. Cooper Martin, $100,491; 15. Rhen Richard, $98,661.

Barrel racing: 1. Amberleigh Moore, 13.55 seconds, $26,231; 2. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 13.69, $20,731; 3. Hailey Kinsel, 13.70, $15,654; 4. Shali Lord, 13.85, $11,000; 5. Cheyenne Wimberley, 13.87, $6,769; 6. Nellie Miller, 13.88, $4,231; 7. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 13.95; 8. Lisa Lockhart, 14.00; 9. Dona Kay Rule, 14.02; 10. Ericka Nelson, 14.10; 11. Emily Miller, 14.42; 12. Jessica Routier, 18.80; 13. Lacinda Rose, 19.05; 14. Jennifer Sharp, 24.02; 15. Stevi Hillman, NT. Average standings: 1. Emily Miller, 83.01 seconds on six runs; 2. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 83.05; 3. Nellie Miller, 83.77; 4. Shali Lord, 83.88; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 83.96; 6. Hailey Kinsel, 87.79; 7. Dona Kay Rule, 88.09; 8. Jessica Routier, 88.25; 9. Lisa Lockhart, 88.47; 10. Lacinda Rose, 89.86; 11. Amberleigh Moore, 92.14; 12. Ericka Nelson, 93.96; 13. Jennifer Sharp, 94.08; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 99.26; 15. Stevi Hillman, 84.51 on five. World standings: 1. Hailey Kinsel, $210,482; 2. Amberleigh Moore, $207,982; 3. Emily Miller, $196,991; 4. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313; 5. Nellie Miller, $179,841; 6. Dona Kay Rule, $174,623; 7. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $161,654; 8. Jessica Routier, $138,736; 9. Shali Lord, $132,776; 10. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 11. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,273; 12. Jennifer Sharp, $114,024; 13. Ericka Nelson, $110,202; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $107,130; 15. Lacinda Rose, $103,167.

Bull riding: 1. Boudreaux Campbell, 92.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Priefert's Tequila Worm, $26,231; 2. Jordan Spears, 90, $20,731; 3. Sage Kimzey, 89.5, $15,654; 4. Daylon Swearingen, 88, $11,000; 5. Tyler Bingham, 87, $6,769; 6. (tie) Stetson Wright and Trevor Kastner, 86, $2,115; 8. Clayton Sellars, 85.5; 9. Koby Radley, 83.5; 10. Trey Kimzey, 82; 11. Josh Frost, Jeff Askey, Garrett Smith, Jordan Hansen and Trey Benton III, NS. Average standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, 437 points on five head; 2. Koby Radley, 435; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, 354.5 on four; 4. Tyler Bingham, 346; 5. Jordan Spears, 342.5; 6. Stetson Wright, 269.5 on three; 7. Trey Benton III, 264.5; 8. Clayton Sellars, 256; 9. Daylon Swearingen, 180 on two; 10. Jordan Hansen, 179.5; 11. Garrett Smith, 178.5; 12. Jeff Askey, 170.5; 13. Trey Kimzey, 168; 14. Trevor Kastner, 86 on one; 15. Josh Frost, NS. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $330,252; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, $222,374; 3. Stetson Wright, $216,999; 4. Koby Radley, $178,849; 5. Trey Benton III, $175,995; 6. Tyler Bingham, $173,277; 7. Garrett Smith, $171,769; 8. Jordan Hansen, $163,811; 9. Trevor Kastner, $161,216; 10. Daylon Swearingen, $159,068; 11. Jordan Spears, $157,779; 12. Clayton Sellars, $144,691; 13. Josh Frost, $129,561; 14. Jeff Askey, $127,925; 15. Trey Kimzey, $124,930.

All-Around Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $247,576; 2. Clay Smith, $245,402; 3. Tuf Cooper, $206,986; 4. Caleb Smidt, $155,190; 5. Trevor Brazile, $129,754; 6. Daylon Swearingen, $118,151; 7. Landon McClaugherty, $112,119; 8. Steven Dent, $111,577; 9. Rhen Richard, $104,653; 10. Josh Frost, $92,732.



92 Points the Order of the Day in Round 5

Jake WatsonDec 9, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

Jake Watson had a break-out night in the fifth round of the saddle bronc riding at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia two time finalist matched up with the outstanding Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell for a whopping 92 score, the highest of his career and his first WNFR round win.

“I didn’t know what I’d be on the scoreboard but I’m really happy with the way it turned out,” Watson noted. “I had a bad mark-out last night so I was really trying to concentrate on that. Everybody’s kind of been on the same page with missing horses out and buckoffs so hopefully we’ll have a riding contest the rest of the way.” The 26 year-old sits 7th in the average and 8th in the world standings.

Big Valley, Alberta cowboy Zeke Thurston combined with Rosser Rodeo’s Flood Tide for 82 points but finished out of the money. He sits 4th in the average and maintains a $10,000 advantage over Utah’s Ryder Wright who picked up his first cheque of the week with 85 points for fifth in the round but sits well down in the all-important average.

WNFR rookie Dawson Hay (Wildwood, Alberta) bucked off C5 Rodeo’s Kitty Whistle.

The bareback riding at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has been, in a word, spectacular. And round five was maybe the best to date.

Season leader Clayton Biglow extended his lead atop the world standings with a 92.5 score on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Scarlett Belle. His score was just a half point off the arena record he set one year ago. Second in the round went to Tilden Hooper with a 92 point ride on C5 Rodeo’s much decorated Virgil, the former World, Canadian and WNFR champion bareback horse. Reigning Canadian Champion Orin Larsen, coming off a 90 point go-round win 24 hours earlier, was a point higher with a 91 score to claim the $15,653 third place money. And to round out the quartet of 90 plus scores, Caleb Bennett, the Utah hand who has been to several Canadian Finals Rodeos, checked in at 90 points to win 4th place on the Canadian Bareback Horse of the Year, Northcott-Macza’s Stevie Knicks. And amazingly, four time World Champion Kaycee Field’s 88.5 was seventh in the round and out of the money.

Larsen remains in second place overall, $18,000 behind Biglow but the Clements, California cowboy holds a big advantage over the Manitoban as Biglow sits second in the average with Larsen back in 9th spot.

In the team roping, Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison went back to back with another go-round win on Monday night. The Cedar Hill, Tennessee header and his heeling partner from Marietta, Oklahoma were second in both the average and the world standings. Clay Smith and Jade Corkill continue to lead the world standings while Canadian titleists, Matt Sherwood and Hunter Koch saw their championship hopes take a big hit as they took their first no time of the finals.

Ty Harris - Dan Hubbell photoIt’s simple really. After a no time in the second go-round, 2013 World Champion and four time Canadian Champion Shane Hanchey has to be huge in the go rounds in order to have a lead that can’t be overtaken by the guys who are sitting well in the average come Championship Saturday. Since that miss, the Sulphur, Louisiana roper has been first, second and on Monday night, his 7.9 was good for third, leaving him first overall as rookie Ty Harris, (San Angelo, Texas) a CFR qualifier this year, won the round with a 7.4. Hanchey stayed ahead of second place man, Haven Meged, another 2019 CFR cowboy, by $33,000. And anyone who thinks Hanchey has too steep a mountain to climb, needs to look no further than CFR 46 at Red Deer, a month ago, when he got off to a slow start, then shot the lights out in the late rounds to claim his fourth Canadian championship.

Round five steer wrestling was a challenge for several competitors, but the last man, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Alabama, dropped his steer in 3.7 seconds to earn his first round win at this Finals. Overall leader remains Helena, MT’s Ty Erickson, though the five time WNFR qualifier is well down in the average. Two time world champions, Hunter Cure and Tyler Waguespack, hold down second and third respectively in the World Standings with Waguespack leading the average and Cure in fourth spot. Provost, Alberta’s Scott Guenthner struggled - posting a 6.4 to be out of the money.

The oldest barrel racer of this year’s Finalists, Dona Kaye Rule from Minco, Oklahoma, posted a spectacular 13.56 second run on the top of the ground to garner her second round win and third paycheque of the 10 day Finals. Fellow Oklahoman, Emily Miller, despite finishing out of the money Monday night kept the barrels standing and still sits first in the World and crucial average.

And in the bull riding, Rochelle, Georgia WNFR rookie, Daylon Swearingen ended an 0 for 4 slump as he topped the field with an outstanding 92 point ride on Big Stone Rodeo’s War Cry. Koby Radley marked a 90.5 for second spot - good for $20,730 - which will help the Louisiana bull rider maintain first in the average. Five time World Champion, Sage Kimzey picked up a share of 3-4 with an 89 point ride. The Strong City, Oklahoma talent continues to hold his commanding World lead and is second in the average.

For complete WNFR results, see www.prorodeo.com

 

Fifth Performance Results, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

* Courtesy of the PRCA

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, 92.5 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Scarlett Belle, $26,231; 2. Tilden Hooper, 92, $20,731; 3. Orin Larsen, 91, $15,654; 4. Caleb Bennett, 90, $11,000; 5. Tanner Aus, 89.5, $6,769; 6. Richmond Champion, 89, $4,231; 7. Kaycee Feild, 88.5; 8. Clint Laye, 86.5; 9. Steven Dent, 85.5; 9. Jake Brown, 85.5; 11. Tim O'Connell, 84; 11. Austin Foss, 84; 13. Trenten Montero, 83.5; 14. Ty Breuer and Taylor Broussard, NS. Average standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, 435 points on five head; 2. (tie) Tim O'Connell and Trenten Montero, 433.5; 4. Richmond Champion, 432.5; 5. Kaycee Feild 427.5; 6. Steven Dent, 423; 7. Tilden Hooper, 422; 8. Clint Laye, 420.5; 9. Orin Larsen, 420; 10. Caleb Bennett, 351 on four; 11. Tanner Aus, 345.5; 12. Austin Foss, 337.5; 13. Taylor Broussard, 329; 14. (tie) Ty Breuer and Jake Brown, 258 on three. World standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, $245,683; 2. Orin Larsen, $227,442; 3. Kaycee Feild, $207,359; 4. Richmond Champion, $186,944; 5. Tilden Hooper, $179,290; 6. Caleb Bennett, $165,184; 7. Tim O'Connell, $161,668; 8. Clint Laye, $149,685; 9. Trenten Montero, $143,219; 10. Tanner Aus, $124,595; 11. Ty Breuer, $120,911; 12. Jake Brown, $105,068; 13. Steven Dent, $103,799; 14. Austin Foss, $102,895; 15. Taylor Broussard, $93,502.

Steer wrestling: 1. Kyle Irwin, 3.7 seconds, $26,231; 2. Dakota Eldridge, 4.0, $20,731; 3. Riley Duvall, 4.1, $15,654; 4. Hunter Cure, 4.2, $11,000; 5. Will Lummus, 4.7, $6,769; 6. Tyler Waguespack, 5.0, $4,231; 7. Ty Erickson, 5.1; 8. Matt Reeves, 5.3; 9. Tyler Pearson, 5.6; 10. (tie) Scott Guenthner and Tanner Brunner, 6.4; 12. Bridger Chambers, 7.0; 13. Stetson Jorgensen, 7.8; 14. Cameron Morman, 8.0; 15. J.D. Struxness, NT. Average standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 21.7 seconds on five head; 2. Matt Reeves, 23.4; 3. Riley Duvall, 24.5; 4. Hunter Cure, 25.7; 5. Cameron Morman, 26.1; 6. Dakota Eldridge, 32.7; 7. Bridger Chambers, 32.9; 8. Tyler Pearson, 33.5; 9. Stetson Jorgensen, 36.6; 10. Kyle Irwin, 38.1; 11. Scott Guenthner, 40.7; 12. Ty Erickson, 41.3; 13. J.D. Struxness, 16.3 seconds on four; 14. Will Lummus, 17.8; 15. Tanner Brunner, 23.0 on three. World standings: 1. Ty Erickson, $174,273; 2. Hunter Cure, $158,568; 3. Tyler Waguespack, $151,694; 4. J.D. Struxness, $145,150; 5. Bridger Chambers, $140,785; 6. Dakota Eldridge, $140,180; 7. Scott Guenthner, $130,661; 8. Stetson Jorgensen, $127,015; 9. Kyle Irwin, $123,934; 10. Will Lummus, $122,767; 11. Tyler Pearson, $112,712; 12. Riley Duvall, $111,617; 13. Cameron Morman, $106,307; 14. Matt Reeves, $96,259; 15. Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 4.2 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. (tie) Clay Smith/Jade Corkill and Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 4.4, $18,192; 4. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 5.1, $11,000; 5. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 5.3, $6,769; 6. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 6.3, $4,231; 7. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 9.0; 8. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 9.5; 9. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 10.7; 10. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 20.8; 11. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett and Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, NT. Average standings: 1. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 24.2 seconds on five head; 2. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 33.0; 3. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 59.6; 4. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 20.2 seconds on four; 5. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 22.5; 6. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 22.6; 7. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 24.4; 8. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 24.9; 9. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 25.8; 10. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 28.7; 11. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 40.3; 12. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 27.2 seconds on three; 13. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 28.0; 14. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 10.5 seconds on two; 15. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 14.1. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $213,820; 2. Chad Masters, $164,759; 3. Kaleb Driggers, $153,558; 4. Coleman Proctor, $153,241; 5. Brenten Hall, $139,119; 6. Tyler Wade, $135,856; 7. Riley Minor, $134,303; 8. Clay Tryan, $133,896; 9. Cody Snow, $127,477; 10. Luke Brown, $123,708; 11. Ty Blasingame, $111,490; 12. Matt Sherwood, $111,166; 13. Erich Rogers, $99,653; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $93,071; 15. Jake Cooper, $90,524. World standings (heelers): 1. Jade Corkill, $171,946; 2. Joseph Harrison, $167,508; 3. Ryan Motes, $158,089; 4. Junior Nogueira, $150,877; 5. Jake Long, $137,627; 6. Chase Tryan, $136,537; 7. Cole Davison, $134,371; 8. Brady Minor, $134,303; 9. Paul Eaves, $128,216; 10. Kyle Lockett, $124,384; 11. Wesley Thorp, $119,719; 12. Hunter Koch, $119,269; 13. Travis Graves, $113,165; 14. Caleb Anderson, $89,723; 15. Tyler Worley, $88,524.

Saddle bronc riding:
1. Jake Watson, 92 points on Burch Rodeo's Lunatic From Hell, $26,231; 2. Rusty Wright, 90.5, $20,731; 3. Spencer Wright, 89, $15,654; 4. Brody Cress, 88, $11,000; 5. Ryder Wright, 85, $6,769; 6. (tie) Zeke Thurston and Colt Gordon, 82, $2,115 each; 8. Chase Brooks, Jacobs Crawley, Sterling Crawley, Jesse Wright, Mitch Pollock, Dawson Hay and J.J. Elshere, NS; 15. Bradley Harter, INJ. Average standings: 1. Rusty Wright, 430.5 points on five head; 2. Brody Cress, 421.5; 3. Spencer Wright, 346.5 points on four; 4. Zeke Thurston, 343; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 249 on three; 6. Colt Gordon, 244; 7. Jake Watson, 179 on two; 8. Chase Brooks, 176; 9. Jesse Wright, 175; 10. (tie) Ryder Wright and Dawson Hay, 171.5; 12. (tie) Bradley Harter and J.J. Elshere, 86.5 on one; 14. Mitch Pollock, 84; 15. Sterling Crawley, 80.5. World standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $251,722; 2. Ryder Wright, $241,258; 3. Rusty Wright, $195,884; 4. Spencer Wright, $179,323; 5. Brody Cress, $167,205; 6. Chase Brooks, $159,847; 7. Jacobs Crawley, $150,897; 8. Jake Watson, $150,522; 9. Jesse Wright, $132,736; 10. Sterling Crawley, $131,197; 11. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 12. Dawson Hay, $125,965; 13. J.J. Elshere, $119,004; 14. Mitch Pollock, $109,542; 15. Colt Gordon, $103,186.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ty Harris, 7.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Riley Pruitt, 7.7, $20,731; 3. Shane Hanchey, 7.9, $15,654; 4. Tuf Cooper, 8.0, $11,000; 5. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Adam Gray, 8.1, $5,500 each; 7. Michael Otero, 8.4; 8. (tie) Haven Meged and Taylor Santos, 8.7; 10. Tyler Milligan, 9.1; 11. Rhen Richard, 9.7; 12. Marty Yates, 11.5; 13. Caleb Smidt, 19.5; 14. Shad Mayfield and Cooper Martin, NT. Average standings: 1. Taylor Santos, 41.5 seconds on five head; 2. Tuf Cooper, 42.0; 3. Haven Meged, 42.3; 4. Tyson Durfey, 44.4; 5. Marty Yates, 44.6; 6. Rhen Richard, 49.4; 7. Tyler Milligan, 53.1; 8. Riley Pruitt, 56.0; 9. Caleb Smidt, 64.1; 10. Shane Hanchey, 30.1 on four; 11. Michael Otero, 36.6; 12. Shad Mayfield, 39.7; 13. Cooper Martin, 43.2; 14. Adam Gray, 45.5; 15. Ty Harris, 25.2 on three. World standings: 1. Shane Hanchey, $201,043; 2. Haven Meged, $167,744; 3. Marty Yates, $162,085; 4. Tuf Cooper, $152,823; 5. Riley Pruitt, $150,997; 6. Taylor Santos, $150,753; 7. Ty Harris, $147,207; 8. Tyson Durfey, $142,763; 9. Caleb Smidt, $141,900; 10. Tyler Milligan, $134,974; 11. Shad Mayfield, $127,075; 12. Michael Otero, $111,924; 13. Adam Gray, $107,673; 14. Cooper Martin, $100,491; 15. Rhen Richard, $98,661.

Barrel racing: 1. Dona Kay Rule, 13.56 seconds, $26,231; 2. Amberleigh Moore, 13.63, $20,731; 3. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 13.77, $15,654; 4. Hailey Kinsel, 13.86, $11,000; 5. Jennifer Sharp, 13.88, $6,769; 6. Lacinda Rose, 13.92, $4,231; 7. (tie) Cheyenne Wimberley and Emily Miller, 13.95; 9. Shali Lord, 13.96; 10. Jessica Routier, 13.97; 11. Nellie Miller, 14.07; 12. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 14.10; 13. Stevi Hillman, 18.78; 14. Lisa Lockhart, 18.92; 15. Ericka Nelson, 18.99. Average standings: 1. Emily Miller, 68.59 seconds on five runs; 2. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 69.36; 3. Jessica Routier, 69.45; 4. Nellie Miller, 69.89; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 70.01; 6. Shali Lord, 70.03; 7. Jennifer Sharp, 70.06; 8. Lacinda Rose, 70.81; 9. Dona Kay Rule, 74.07; 10. Hailey Kinsel, 74.09; 11. Lisa Lockhart, 74.47; 12. Amberleigh Moore, 78.59; 13. Ericka Nelson, 79.86; 14. Stevi Hillman, 84.51; 15. Cheyenne Wimberley, 85.39. World standings: 1. Emily Miller, $196,991; 2. Hailey Kinsel, $194,828; 3. Amberleigh Moore, $181,752; 4. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313; 5. Nellie Miller, $175,611; 6. Dona Kay Rule, $174,623; 7. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $140,923; 8. Jessica Routier, $138,736; 9. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,273; 11. Shali Lord, $121,776; 12. Jennifer Sharp, $114,024; 13. Ericka Nelson, $110,202; 14. Lacinda Rose, $103,167; 15. Cheyenne Wimberley, $100,361.

Bull riding: 1. Daylon Swearingen, 92 points on Big Stone Rodeo Inc.'s War Cry, $26,231; 2. Koby Radley, 90.5, $20,731; 3. (tie) Sage Kimzey and Tyler Bingham, 89, $13,327 each; 5. (tie) Jordan Spears and Clayton Sellars, 86, $5,500 each; 7. Jeff Askey, 85.5; 8. Trey Benton III, 85; 9. Stetson Wright, Josh Frost, Garrett Smith, Jordan Hansen, Trey Kimzey and Boudreaux Campbell, NS. Average standings: 1. Koby Radley, 351.5 points on four; 2. Sage Kimzey, 347.5; 3. Trey Benton III, 264.5 on three; 4. Boudreaux Campbell, 262; 5. Tyler Bingham, 259; 6. Jordan Spears, 252.5; 7. Stetson Wright, 183.5 on two; 8. Jordan Hansen, 179.5; 9. Garrett Smith, 178.5; 10. (tie) Jeff Askey and Clayton Sellars, 170.5; 12. Daylon Swearingen, 92 on one; 13. Trey Kimzey, 86; 14. Trevor Kastner and Josh Frost, NS. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $314,598; 2. Stetson Wright, $214,883; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, $196,143; 4. Koby Radley, $178,849; 5. Trey Benton III, $175,995; 6. Garrett Smith, $171,769; 7. Tyler Bingham, $166,508; 8. Jordan Hansen, $163,811; 9. Trevor Kastner, $159,100; 10. Daylon Swearingen, $148,068; 11. Clayton Sellars, $144,691; 12. Jordan Spears, $137,048; 13. Josh Frost, $129,561; 14. Jeff Askey, $127,925; 15. Trey Kimzey, $124,930.

All-Around Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $245,461; 2. Clay Smith, $224,672; 3. Tuf Cooper, $206,986; 4. Caleb Smidt, $155,190; 5. Trevor Brazile, $129,754; 6. Landon McClaugherty, $112,119; 7. Steven Dent, $111,577; 8. Daylon Swearingen, $107,151; 9. Rhen Richard, $104,653; 10. Josh Frost, $92,732.



Canada Night in the Bareback Riding

Orin Larsen - PRCA Dan Hubbell photoDec 8, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

It was just a matter of time.

You knew that Orin Larsen would eventually make the kind of rides that are his trademark. Tonight in go-round number 4 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the 28 year-old Manitoba bareback rider did just with his first WNFR 90 point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Night Fist. The reigning Canadian Champion pocketed the $26,230 first place cheque and moved into second place in the world standings, less than $8,000 behind season leader Clayton Biglow.

“Anytime you see a Frontier Rodeo horse beside your name you dang sure get excited about it; even the guys in the locker room were excited for me,” Larsen noted. “I was kind of mad at myself after these last two rides when I wasn’t really at my best. My brothers (Tyrel and Kane) texted me and told me to just do what I came here to do and have fun. So I came in here tonight with a different mindset and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.”

Canadian fans had still more to cheer about as Cadogan bareback rider, Clint Laye gave the Canucks a 1-2 finish in the round as he matched up with Outlaw Buckers’ American Thumper for 88 points and a $20,730 payday. Larsen is splitting 9/10 in the average with Laye occupying 7th spot.

2016 World Champion Zeke Thurston has gone to the lead in the 2019 world standings. The Big Valley, AB sensation who captured his first Canadian title just over a month ago was 83.5 points on Silver Spur Rodeo’s Best Hope. The third place cheque of $15,653, combined with a first and second in the earlier rounds moved Thurston a full $15,000 ahead of regular season leader Ryder Wright who has been blanked through the first four go-rounds.

Rookie NFR saddle bronc riding qualifier, Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, failed to make the horn on Hi Lo ProRodeo’s Toma Jo while the Calgary Stampede’s Xena Warrior made it two for two against Hudson Hope, BC cowboy, Jake Watson. The horse also tossed the two-time WNFR hand in the first round of the CFR.

Bridger Chambers - Dan Hubbell PRCA photoTwo time WNFR Montana bull dogger, Bridger Chambers, enjoyed his first 2019 go-round win with a 3.6 second time. The 2018-19 Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier jumped from ninth to fifth in the world standings and maintains seventh spot in the average. Helena, Montana’s Ty Erickson continues to hold down the world leader position; the five time WNFR qualifier helped his cause Sunday night with a 3.7 second run - good for a share of 2/3 and an $18,192 payday. Canadian Champion Scott Guenthner clocked a very respectable 4.4, which once the dust had settled, was good for a split of sixth with Dakota Eldridge. Guenthner is sixth in the world and eleventh in the average.

Four-time and reigning Canadian Tie-Down Roping Champion, Shane Hanchey, posted a 7.5 second run en route to his second go round win. The 2013 world titleist extended his lead atop the world standings but a no-time in the second round means the Sulphur, Louisiana talent is forced to do his damage in the go rounds. And that’s what he’d been doing with two wins and a second in the other three rounds.

2019 Canadian Champion Team Ropers Matt Sherwood on the header side and Hunter Koch on the heeling side turned in a 5.0 time to finish just one hole out of the money. The good news is that the duo is second in the big-paying average and have won over $25,000 each through four rounds to date.

Sherwood, the two time World Champ celebrated his 50th birthday during the course of the 2019 season while his rookie partner is just 22 years-old, making them the epitome of the “veteran and the kid.” The two first paired up at the Tucson Rodeo back in January and they have enjoyed tremendous success ever since. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, TX and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, OK earned the round win with a 3.7 second run. A pair of Texans lead the World Standings, Clay Smith and Jade Corkill, after four rounds.

Canada’s lone representative in the bull riding, Jordan Hansen, bucked off Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s Pure Gangster in Round 4. The go round win went to All Around leader Stetson Wright who was 91 points on Painted Pony Championship Rodeo’s Holy Holly while Strong City, Oklahoma five time World Champion, Sage Kimzey, continues to lead the world standings after a fourth place finish in the 4th go-round. Kimzey’s lead over Wright sits at $87,000 as he moved past the $300,000 plateau and closes in on a sixth gold buckle.

WNFR rookie Emily MIller and her nine year old gelding, Chongo, took advantage of the top position on the ground to post a rapid 13.64. This makes four consecutive money-making runs and the second go-round win for the Weatherford, Oklahoma cowgirl. With $88,843 in Finals earnings to date, Miller has moved to number one spot in the World and is first in the average. For the second night in a row, four time Canadian Champion Lisa Lockhart finished out of the money. The Oelrichs, South Dakota barrel racer has slipped to second in the World and third in the average.

For complete WNFR results, see www.prorodeo.com

 

Fourth Performance Results, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

* Courtesy of the PRCA

Bareback riding: 1. Orin Larsen, 90 points on Frontier Rodeo's Night Fist, $26,231; 2. Clint Laye, 88, $20,731; 3. (tie) Caleb Bennett and Ty Breuer, 87, $13,327 each; 5. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Trenten Montero, 86.5, $5,500 each; 7. (tie) Tilden Hooper, Austin Foss and Jake Brown, 86; 10. Steven Dent, 85.5; 11. Tim O'Connell, 85; 12. (tie) Clayton Biglow and Richmond Champion, 84; 14. Tanner Aus, 83.5; 15. Taylor Broussard, 82.5. Average standings: 1. Trenten Montero, 350 points on four head; 2. Tim O'Connell, 349.5; 3. Richmond Champion, 343.5; 4. Clayton Biglow, 342.5; 5. Kaycee Feild, 339; 6. Steven Dent, 337.5; 7. Clint Laye,334; 8. Tilden Hooper, 330; 9. (tie) Orin Larsen and Taylor Broussard, 329; 11. Caleb Bennett, 261 points on three; 12. Ty Breuer, 258; 13. Tanner Aus, 256; 14. Austin Foss, 253.5; 15. Jake Brown, 172.5 points on two. World standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, $219,452; 2. Orin Larsen, $211,789; 3. Kaycee Feild, $207,359; 4. Richmond Champion, $182,714; 5. Tim O'Connell, $161,668; 6. Tilden Hooper, $158,559; 7. Caleb Bennett, $154,184; 8. Clint Laye, $149,685; 9. Trenten Montero, $143,219; 10. Ty Breuer, $120,911; 11. Tanner Aus, $117,826; 12. Jake Brown, $105,068; 13. Steven Dent, $103,799; 14. Austin Foss, $102,895; 15. Taylor Broussard, $93,502.

Steer wrestling: 1. Bridger Chambers, 3.6 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Ty Erickson and Cameron Morman, 3.7, $18,192 each; 4. J.D. Struxness, 3.9, $11,000; 5. Hunter Cure, 4.1, $6,769; 6. (tie) Scott Guenthner and Dakota Eldridge, 4.4, $2,115 each; 8. (tie) Stetson Jorgensen, Tyler Pearson and Matt Reeves, 4.5; 11. (tie) Tyler Waguespack and Will Lummus, 4.7; 13. Riley Duvall, 5.1; 14. Kyle Irwin, 9.8; 15. Tanner Brunner, NT. Average standings: 1. J.D. Struxness, 16.3 seconds on four head; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 16.7; 3. (tie) Matt Reeves and Cameron Morman, 18.1; 5. Riley Duvall, 20.4; 6. Hunter Cure, 21.5; 7. Bridger Chambers, 25.9; 8. Tyler Pearson, 27.9; 9. Dakota Eldridge, 28.7; 10. Stetson Jorgensen, 28.8; 11. Scott Guenthner, 34.3; 12. Kyle Irwin, 34.4; 13. Ty Erickson, 36.2; 14. Will Lummus, 13.1 seconds on three; 15. Tanner Brunner, 16.6 seconds on two. World standings: 1. Ty Erickson, $174,273; 2. Hunter Cure, $147,568; 3. Tyler Waguespack, $147,464; 4. J.D. Struxness, $145,150; 5. Bridger Chambers, $140,785; 6. Scott Guenthner, $130,661; 7. Stetson Jorgensen, $127,015; 8. Dakota Eldridge, $119,449; 9. Will Lummus, $115,998; 10. Tyler Pearson, $112,712; 11. Cameron Morman, $106,307; 12. Kyle Irwin, $97,703; 13. Matt Reeves, $96,259; 14. Riley Duvall, $95,963; 15. Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 3.7 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 3.8, $20,731; 3. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 3.9, $15,654; 4. (tie) Clay Smith/Jade Corkill and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.3, $8,885 each; 6. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 4.4, $4,231; 7. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 5.0; 8. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 6.1; 9. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 9.1; 10. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 9.7; 11. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 14.7; 12. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves and Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, NT. Average standings: 1. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 17.9 seconds on four head; 2. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 24.9; 3. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 28.7; 4. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 28.8; 5. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 38.8; 6. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 40.3; 7. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 13.7 seconds on three; 8. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 14.9; 9. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 16.8; 10. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 17.5; 11. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 18.1; 12. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 28.0; 13. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 10.5 seconds on two; 14. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 22.8; 15. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 4.6 seconds on one. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $195,628; 2. Kaleb Driggers, $153,558; 3. Chad Masters, $138,529; 4. Tyler Wade, $135,856; 5. Coleman Proctor, $135,049; 6. Brenten Hall, $134,888; 7. Riley Minor, $134,303; 8. Clay Tryan, $133,896; 9. Cody Snow, $120,707; 10. Luke Brown, $112,708; 11. Ty Blasingame, $111,490; 12. Matt Sherwood, $111,166; 13. Erich Rogers, $99,653; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $93,071; 15. Jake Cooper, $90,524; World standings (heelers): 1. Jade Corkill, $153,753; 2. Junior Nogueira, $150,877; 3. Joseph Harrison, $141,278; 4. Ryan Motes, $139,897; 5. Jake Long, $137,627; 6. Cole Davison, $134,371; 7. Brady Minor, $134,303; 8. Chase Tryan, $132,307; 9. Kyle Lockett, $124,384; 10. Hunter Koch, $119,269; 11. Paul Eaves, $117,216; 12. Travis Graves, $113,165; 13. Wesley Thorp, $112,950; 14. Caleb Anderson, $89,723; 15. Tyler Worley, $88,524.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Rusty Wright, 89.5 points on Diamond G Rodeos' Miss Nancy, $26,231; 2. Spencer Wright, 84.5, $20,731; 3. Zeke Thurston, 83.5, $15,654; 4. Brody Cress, 81.5, $11,000; 5. Sterling Crawley, 80.5, $6,769; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 80, $4,231; 7. Ryder Wright, Chase Brooks, Jesse Wright, Mitch Pollock, Jake Watson, Dawson Hay, Colt Gordon and J.J. Elshere, NS; Bradley Harter, INJ. Average standings: 1. Rusty Wright, 340 points on four head; 2. Brody Cress, 333.5; 3. Zeke Thurston, 261 points on three; 4. Spencer Wright, 257.5; 5. Jacobs Crawley, 249; 6. Chase Brooks, 176 points on two; 7. Jesse Wright, 175; 8. Dawson Hay, 171.5; 9. Colt Gordon, 162; 10. Jake Watson, 87 points on one; 11. Ryder Wright, Bradley Harter and J.J. Elshere, 86.5; 14. Mitch Pollock, 84; 15. Sterling Crawley, 80.5. World standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $249,607; 2. Ryder Wright, $234,488; 3. Rusty Wright, $175,153; 4. Spencer Wright, $163,669; 5. Chase Brooks, $159,847; 6. Brody Cress, $156,205; 7. Jacobs Crawley, $150,897; 8. Jesse Wright, $132,736; 9. Sterling Crawley, $131,197; 10. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 11. Dawson Hay, $125,965; 12. Jake Watson, $124,291; 13. J.J. Elshere, $119,004; 14. Mitch Pollock, $109,542; 15. Colt Gordon, $101,071.

Tie-down roping: 1. Shane Hanchey, 7.5 seconds, $26,231; 2. Riley Pruitt, 7.7, $20,731; 3. Marty Yates, 8.0, $15,654; 4. (tie) Haven Meged and Taylor Santos, 8.1, $8,885; 6. Cooper Martin, 8.7, $4,231; 7. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Tuf Cooper, 9.5; 9. Tyson Durfey, 10.1; 10. Rhen Richard, 10.2; 11. Tyler Milligan, 10.4; 12. Shad Mayfield, 14.1; 13. Ty Harris, Michael Otero and Adam Gray, NT. Average standings: 1. Taylor Santos, 32.8 seconds on four head; 2. Marty Yates, 33.1; 3. Haven Meged, 33.6; 4. Tuf Cooper, 34.0; 5. Tyson Durfey, 36.3; 6. (tie) Rhen Richard and Shad Mayfield, 39.7; 8. Cooper Martin, 43.2; 9. Tyler Milligan, 44.0; 10. Caleb Smidt, 44.6; 11. Riley Pruitt, 48.3; 12. Shane Hanchey, 22.2 seconds on three; 13. Michael Otero, 28.2; 14. Adam Gray, 37.4; 15. Ty Harris, 17.8 seconds on two. World standings: 1. Shane Hanchey, $185,389; 2. Haven Meged, $167,744; 3. Marty Yates, $162,085; 4. Taylor Santos, $150,753; 5. Caleb Smidt, $141,90; 6. Tuf Cooper, $141,823; 7. Tyson Durfey, $137,263; 8. Tyler Milligan, $134,974; 9. Riley Pruitt, $130,266; 10. Shad Mayfield, $127,075; 11. Ty Harris, $120,976; 12. Michael Otero, $111,924; 13. Adam Gray, $102,173; 14. Cooper Martin, $100,491; 15. Rhen Richard, $98,661.

Barrel racing: 1. Emily Miller, 13.64 seconds, $26,231; 2. Amberleigh Moore, 13.75, $20,731; 3. Jessica Routier, 13.77, $15,654; 4. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 13.79, $11,000; 5. Ericka Nelson, 13.81, $6,769; 6. Hailey Kinsel, 13.88, $4,231; 7. Jennifer Sharp, 13.91; 8. Nellie Miller, 13.93; 9. Shali Lord, 14.03; 10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 14.05; 11. Lisa Lockhart, 14.06; 12. Lacinda Rose, 14.16; 13. Stevi Hillman, 19.04; 14. Dona Kay Rule, 19.06; 15. Cheyenne Wimberley, 23.84. Average standings: 1. Emily Miller, 54.64 seconds on four runs; 2. Jessica Routier, 55.48; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 55.55; 4. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 55.59; 5. Nellie Miller, 55.82; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 55.91; 7. Shali Lord, 56.07; 8. Jennifer Sharp, 56.18; 9. Lacinda Rose, 56.89; 10. Hailey Kinsel, 60.23; 11. Dona Kay Rule, 60.51; 12. Ericka Nelson, 60.87; 13. Amberleigh Moore, 64.96; 14. Stevi Hillman, 65.73; 15. Cheyenne Wimberley, 71.44. World standings: 1. Emily Miller, $196,991; 2. Hailey Kinsel, $183,828; 3. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313; 4. Nellie Miller, $175,611; 5. Amberleigh Moore, $161,021; 6. Dona Kay Rule, $148,392; 7. Jessica Routier, $138,736; 8. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 9. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $125,269; 10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,273; 11. Shali Lord, $121,776; 12. Ericka Nelson, $110,202; 13. Jennifer Sharp, $107,254; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $100,361; 15. Lacinda Rose, $98,936.

Bull riding: 1. Stetson Wright, 91 points on Painted Pony Championship Rodeo's Holy Holly, $26,231; 2. Trey Benton III, 90, $20,731; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, 88, $15,654; 4. Sage Kimzey, 86.5, $11,000; 5. Trey Kimzey, 86, $6,769; 6. Jeff Askey, 85, $4,231; 7. Jordan Spears, 84; 8. Koby Radley, 82.5; 9. Tyler Bingham, 80; 10. Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Garrett Smith, Daylon Swearingen, Jordan Hansen and Clayton Sellars, NS. Average standings: 1. Boudreaux Campbell, 262 points on three head; 2. Koby Radley, 261; 3. Sage Kimzey, 258.5; 4. Stetson Wright, 183.5 points on two; 5. (tie) Jordan Hansen and Trey Benton III, 179.5; 7. Garrett Smith, 178.5; 8. Tyler Bingham, 170; 9. Jordan Spears, 166.5; 10. Trey Kimzey, 86 points on one; 11. Jeff Askey, 85; 12. Clayton Sellars, 84.5; 13. Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost and Daylon Swearingen, NS. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $301,271; 2. Stetson Wright, $214,883; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, $196,143; 4. Trey Benton III, $175,996; 5. Garrett Smith, $171,769; 6. Jordan Hansen, $163,811; 7. Trevor Kastner, $159,100; 8. Koby Radley, $158,118; 9. Tyler Bingham, $153,181; 10. Clayton Sellars, $139,191; 11. Jordan Spears, $131,548; 12. Josh Frost, $129,561; 13. Jeff Askey, $127,925; 14. Trey Kimzey, $124,930; 15. Daylon Swearingen, $121,837.

All-Around Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $245,461; 2. Clay Smith, $206,479; 3. Tuf Cooper, $195,986; 4. Caleb Smidt, $155,190; 5. Trevor Brazile, $129,754; 6. Landon McClaugherty, $112,119; 7. Steven Dent, $111,577; 8. Rhen Richard, $104,653; 9. Josh Frost, $92,732; 10. Daylon Swearingen, $80,920.



Hansen Hot in Las Vegas

Jordan Hansen - D Hubbell photoDec 7, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

Jordan Hansen has been on a big-time roll. The Ponoka, Alberta bull rider made it two for three at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas with a sensational 90 point effort on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Jive Turkey to win the second place $20,730 cheque in round three action. The 2016 Canadian Champion has taken the lead in the average with his 179.5 points on two and has climbed to fifth in the world standings.

Hansen has ridden an amazing eight of his last nine bulls in rodeo competition for an unheard of 89 per cent riding percentage. His early success at the Thomas and Mack Arena comes on the heels of his riding all six of his bulls at the CFR to capture the average title and finish second to champion Edgar Durazo. Koby Radley of Montpelier, Louisiana was 92 points to win the round on Big Stone Rodeo’s Spotted Demon while CFR third place finisher, Sage Kimzey remains in the overall bull riding lead as the Strong City, Oklahoma superstar pursues his sixth consecutive world title.

It was a big night for Canada in the saddle bronc riding as well. Newly-crowned Canadian titleist Zeke Thurston put together an 89.5 point ride on the Calgary Stampede’s 13 year old stallion, Shadow Warrior, for second in the round, moving the 2016 World Champion to third in the average and to within $600 of season leader Ryder Wright in the world standings. However, Wright is well back in the very lucrative average standings. First time WNFR qualifier Dawson Hay (Wildwood, AB) collected his first cheque of the Finals ($15,653) with a solid 88.5 point third place finish on J Bar J’s In the Lu while Jake Watson, Hudson Hope, BC, enjoyed an 87 point trip on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force for a 5-6 split and $5500. Chase Brooks combined with three time Canadian Champion saddle bronc horse, Outlaw Buckers’ Lunatic Party for 90 points to claim top money in the round.

Tuf Cooper - PRCA photo by Dan Hubbell2010 Canadian Champion tie-down roper, Tuf Cooper, of Decatur, Texas, put the pressure on early in Round 3 with a 6.9 second winning run - the fastest so far at this WNFR. The three-time World Champion and 2017 All-Around cowboy pocketed the $26,230, his first Finals payoff to date. Defending Canadian title holder, Shane Hanchey, clocked a 7.1, earning second place ($20,730) which moves the Sulphur, LA roper to first in the World, just $300 ahead of rookie sensation and CFR qualifier, Haven Meged of Miles City, MT. Rookie Ty Harris, fresh from a solid showing at his first CFR, enjoyed his first-ever WNFR cheque; the San Angelo,Texas cowboy clocked a 7.3 for a share of 3-4 and $13,326.

Saturday night saw the bareback riders take on the eliminator pen. Four time WNFR qualifier, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, MN, persevered to win the round with 90 points on Frontier Rodeo's Full Baggage to take home his first cheque of this year’s Finals - $26,230. Canadian Champion Orin Larsen covered his horse but finished out of the money as did Clint Laye of Cadogan, Alberta.

Hunter Cure of Holiday, TX topped the round in the steer wrestling with a speedy 3.8 second run. The first place cheque is the first of this Finals for the two time World Champion and four time CFR qualifier. Ty Erickson continues to lead the World standings. Canadian Champion Scott Guenthner threw his steer in 7.4 seconds to end up well out of the money.

In the team roping, Tyler Wade and Cole Davison took their second victory lap in three nights with a spectacular 3.7 second run. Tonight’s success moves Wade to third in the World standings and Davison to fourth. Clay Smith continues to hold down first in the World heading standings and 2016 All Around Champion Junior Nogueria leads the heelers. Reigning Canadian Champions, Matt Sherwood and Hunter Koch posted a 5.1 in the round for a sixth place cheque. The pair sit fourth in the average.

Amberleigh Moore was quickest of the night in the barrel race. The Salem, Oregon cowgirl turned in a blistering 13.62 second run for the win. Meanwhile, four-time Canadian champion, Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, South Dakota, Hailey Kinsel-Lockwood, Nellie Miller and Emily Miller continue to duel it out at the top of the world standings.

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Third Performance Results, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

* Courtesy of the PRCA

Bareback riding: 1. Tanner Aus, 90 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage, $26,231; 2. Trenten Montero, 89, $20,731; 3. Kaycee Feild, 88, $15,654; 4. Tim O'Connell, 87, $11,000; 5. Clayton Biglow, 86, $6,769; 6. Caleb Bennett, 84, $4,231; 7. Steven Dent, 82; 8. Tilden Hooper, 79.5; 9. Richmond Champion, 79; 10. Taylor Broussard, 76; 11. Orin Larsen, 75; 12. Clint Laye, 71; 13. Austin Foss, Ty Breuer and Jake Brown, NS. Average standings: 1. Tim O'Connell, 264.5 points on three head; 2. Trenten Montero, 263.5; 3. Richmond Champion, 259.5; 4. Clayton Biglow, 258.5; 5. Kaycee Feild, 252.5; 6. Steven Dent, 252; 7. Taylor Broussard, 246.5; 8. Clint Laye, 246; 9. Tilden Hooper, 244; 10. Orin Larsen, 239; 11. Caleb Bennett, 174 points on two; 12. Tanner Aus, 172.5; 13. Ty Breuer, 171; 14. Austin Foss, 167.5; 15. Jake Brown, 86.5 points on one. World standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, $219,452; 2. Kaycee Feild, $201,859; 3. Orin Larsen, $185,558; 4. Richmond Champion, $182,714; 5. Tim O'Connell, $161,668; 6. Tilden Hooper, $158,559; 7. Caleb Bennett, $140,857; 8. Trenten Montero, $137,719; 9. Clint Laye, $128,954; 10. Tanner Aus, $117,826; 11. Ty Breuer, $107,584; 12. Jake Brown, $105,068; 13. Steven Dent, $103,799; 14. Austin Foss, $102,895; 15. Taylor Broussard, $93,502.

Steer wrestling: 1. Hunter Cure, 3.8 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Will Lummus and Tyler Pearson, 4.1, $18,192 each; 4. (tie) Tyler Waguespack, J.D. Struxness and Bridger Chambers, 4.3, $7,333; 7. Matt Reeves, 4.4; 8. Cameron Morman, 4.7; 9. Ty Erickson, 4.8; 10. (tie) Riley Duvall and Kyle Irwin, 5.7; 12. Tanner Brunner, 6.6; 13. Scott Guenthner, 7.4; 14. Dakota Eldridge, 13.6; 15. Stetson Jorgensen, 16.0. Average standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 12.0 seconds on three head; 2. J.D. Struxness, 12.4; 3. Matt Reeves, 13.6; 4. Cameron Morman, 14.4; 5. Riley Duvall, 15.3; 6. Hunter Cure, 17.4; 7. Bridger Chambers, 22.3; 8. Tyler Pearson, 23.4; 9. (tie) Stetson Jorgensen and Dakota Eldridge, 24.3; 11. Kyle Irwin, 24.6; 12. Scott Guenthner, 29.9; 13. Ty Erickson, 32.5; 14. Will Lummus, 8.4 seconds on two; 15. Tanner Brunner, 16.6. World standings: 1. Ty Erickson; $156,081; 2. Tyler Waguespack, $147,464; 3. Hunter Cure, $140,799; 4. J.D. Struxness, $134,150; 5. Scott Guenthner, $128,545; 6. Stetson Jorgensen, $127,015; 7. Dakota Eldridge, $117,334; 8. Will Lummus, $115,998; 9. Bridger Chambers, $114,554; 10. Tyler Pearson, $112,712; 11. Kyle Irwin, $97,703; 12. Matt Reeves, $96,259; 13. Riley Duvall, $95,963; 14. Cameron Morman, $88,114; 15. Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 3.7 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 3.9, $20,731; 3. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.0, $15,654; 4. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.6, $11,000; 5. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 4.7, $6,769; 6. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 5.1, $4,231; 7. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 8.9; 8. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 14.0; 9. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 14.5; 10. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 14.8; 11. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, Clay Tryan/Jake Long, Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, NT. Average standings: 1. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 13.5 seconds on three head; 2. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 14.0; 3. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 14.9; 4. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 19.9; 5. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 25.1; 6. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 28.0; 7. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 29.1; 8. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 34.2; 9. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 7.7 seconds on two; 10. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 9.4; 11. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 10.5; 12. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 13.6; 13. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 13.8; 14. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 4.6 seconds on one; 15. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 19.0. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $186,743; 2. Kaleb Driggers, $153,558; 3. Tyler Wade, $135,856; 4. Clay Tryan, $133,896; 5. Brenten Hall, $130,657; 6. Riley Minor, $125,418; 7. Cody Snow, $120,707; 8. Coleman Proctor, $114,318; 9. Chad Masters, $112,298; 10. Ty Blasingame, $111,490; 11. Matt Sherwood, $111,166; 12. Erich Rogers, $99,653; 13. Luke Brown, $97,055; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $93,071; 15. Jake Cooper, $90,524. World standings (heelers): 1. Junior Nogueira, $150,877; 2. Jade Corkill, $144,869; 3. Jake Long, $137,627; 4. Cole Davison, $134,371; 5. Chase Tryan, $128,076; 6. Brady Minor, $125,418; 7. Kyle Lockett, $124,384; 8. Hunter Koch, $119,269; 9. Ryan Motes, $119,166; 10. Joseph Harrison, $115,047; 11. Travis Graves, $113,165; 12. Wesley Thorp, $112,950; 13. Paul Eaves, $101,562; 14. Caleb Anderson, $89,723; 15. Tyler Worley, $88,524.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Chase Brooks, 90 points on Outlawbuckers Rodeo's Lunatic Party, $26,231; 2. Zeke Thurston, 89.5, $20,731; 3. Dawson Hay, 88.5, $15,654; 4. Brody Cress, 88, $11,000; 5. (tie) Spencer Wright and Jake Watson, 87, $5,500 each; 7. Ryder Wright, 86.5; 8. Jesse Wright, 85.5; 9. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5; 10. Mitch Pollock, 84; 11. Rusty Wright, 83.5; 12. Colt Gordon, 82.5; 13. Sterling Crawley, Bradley Harter and J.J. Elshere, NS. Average standings: 1. Brody Cress, 252 points on three head; 2. Rusty Wright, 250.5; 3. Zeke Thurston, 177.5 points on two; 4. Chase Brooks, 176; 5. Jesse Wright, 175; 6. Spencer Wright, 173; 7. Dawson Hay, 171.5; 8. Jacobs Crawley, 169; 9. Colt Gordon, 162; 10. Jake Watson, 87 points on one; 11. (tie) Ryder Wright, Bradley Harter and J.J. Elshere, 86.5; 14. Mitch Pollock, 84; 15. Sterling Crawley, NS. World standings: 1. Ryder Wright, $234,488; 2. Zeke Thurston, $233,953; 3. Chase Brooks, $159,847; 4. Rusty Wright, $148,923; 5. Jacobs Crawley, $146,666; 6. Brody Cress, $145,205; 7. Spencer Wright, $142,938; 8. Jesse Wright, $132,736; 9. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 10. Dawson Hay, $125,965; 11. Sterling Crawley, $124,427; 12. Jake Watson, $124,291; 13. J.J. Elshere, $119,003; 14. Mitch Pollock, $109,542; 15. Colt Gordon, $101,071.  

Tie-down roping: 1. Tuf Cooper, 6.9 seconds, $26,231; 2. Shane Hanchey, 7.1, $20,731; 3. (tie) Ty Harris and Shad Mayfield, 7.3, $13,327; 5. Tyler Milligan, 7.6, $6,769; 6. Taylor Santos, 7.9, $4,231; 7. Rhen Richard, 8.5; 8. Haven Meged, 8.6; 9. Tyson Durfey, 9.1; 10. Adam Gray, 9.2; 11. Marty Yates, 9.4; 12. Michael Otero, 10.5; 13. Cooper Martin, 11.0; 14. Caleb Smidt, 15.7; 15. Riley Pruitt, 16.7. Average standings: 1. Tuf Cooper, 24.5 seconds on three head; 2. Taylor Santos, 24.7; 3. Marty Yates, 25.1; 4. Haven Meged, 25.5; 5. Shad Mayfield, 25.6; 6. Tyson Durfey, 26.2; 7. Michael Otero, 28.2; 8. Rhen Richard, 29.5; 9. Tyler Milligan, 33.6; 10. Cooper Martin, 34.5; 11. Caleb Smidt, 35.1; 12. Adam Gray, 37.4; 13. Riley Pruitt, 40.6; 14. Shane Hanchey, 14.7 seconds on two; 15. Ty Harris, 17.8. World standings: 1. Shane Hanchey, $159,158; 2. Haven Meged, $158,860; 3. Marty Yates, $146,431; 4. Caleb Smidt, $141,900; 5. Taylor Santos, $141,869; 6. Tuf Cooper, $141,823; 7. Tyson Durfey, $137,263; 8. Tyler Milligan, $134,974; 9. Shad Mayfield, $127,075; 10. Ty Harris, $120,976; 11. Michael Otero, $111,924; 12. Riley Pruitt, $109,535; 13. Adam Gray, $102,173; 14. Rhen Richard, $98,661; 15. Cooper Martin, $96,260.

Barrel racing: 1. Amberleigh Moore, 13.62 seconds, $26,231; 2. Emily Miller, 13.63, $20,731; 3. Dona Kay Rule, 13.68, $15,654; 4. Jessica Routier, 13.84, $11,000; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 13.88, $6,769; 6. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 13.90, $4,231; 7. Nellie Miller, 13.93; 8. Lisa Lockhart, 13.94; 9. Hailey Kinsel, 13.96; 10. Lacinda Rose, 13.99; 11. Shali Lord, 14.11; 12. Stevi Hillman, 14.18; 13. Jennifer Sharp, 14.19; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 14.31; 15. Ericka Nelson, 19.03. Average standings: 1. Emily Miller, 41.00 seconds on three runs; 2. Dona Kay Rule, 41.45; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 41.49; 4. Jessica Routier, 41.71; 5. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 41.80; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 41.86; 7. Nellie Miller, 41.89; 8. Shali Lord, 42.04; 9. Jennifer Sharp, 42.27; 10. Lacinda Rose, 42.73; 11. Hailey Kinsel, 46.35; 12. Stevi Hillman, 46.69; 13. Ericka Nelson, 47.06; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 47.60; 15. Amberleigh Moore, 51.21. World standings: 1. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313; 2. Hailey Kinsel, $179,597; 3. Nellie Miller, $175,611; 4. Emily Miller, $170,760; 5. Dona Kay Rule, $148,392; 6. Amberleigh Moore, $140,290; 7. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 8. Jessica Routier, $123,082; 9. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,273; 10. Shali Lord, $121,776; 11. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $114,269; 12. Jennifer Sharp, $107,254; 13. Ericka Nelson, $103,433; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $100,361; 15. Lacinda Rose, $98,936.

Bull riding: 1. Koby Radley, 92 points on Big Stone Rodeo Inc.’s Spotted Demon, $33,564; 2. Jordan Hansen, 90, $28,064; 3.Trey Benton III, 89.5, $22,987; 4. Stetson Wright, Sage Kimzey, Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Tyler Bingham, Jeff Askey, Garrett Smith, Daylon Swearingen, Jordan Spears, Trey Kimzey, Clayton Sellars, Boudreaux Campbell, NS. Average standings: 1. Jordan Hansen, 179.5 points on two head; 2. (tie) Koby Radley and Garrett Smith, 178.5; 4. Boudreaux Campbell, 174.0; 5. Sage Kimzey, 172; 6. Stetson Wright, 92.5 points on one; 7. Tyler Bingham, 90; 8. Trey Benton III, 89.5; 9. Clayton Sellars, 84.5; 10. Jordan Spears, 82.5, 11. Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Jeff Askey, Daylon Swearingen, Trey Kimzey, NS. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $290,271; 2. Stetson Wright, $188,652; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, $180,489; 4. Garrett Smith, $171,769; 5. Jordan Hansen, $163,811; 6. Trevor Kastner, $159,100; 7. Koby Radley, $158,118; 8. Trey Benton III, $155,264; 9. Tyler Bingham, $153,181; 10. Clayton Sellars, $139,191; 11. Jordan Spears, $131,548; 12. Josh Frost, $129,561; 13. Jeff Askey, $123,694; 14. Daylon Swearingen, $121,837; 15. Trey Kimzey, $118,160.

All-Around Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $219,230; 2. Clay Smith, $197,595; 3. Tuf Cooper, $195,986; 4. Caleb Smidt, $155,190; 5. Trevor Brazile, $129,754; 6. Landon McClaugherty, $112,119; 7. Steven Dent, $111,577; 8. Rhen Richard, $104,653; 9. Josh Frost, $92,732; 10. Daylon Swearingen, $80,920.



Guenthner Makes a Move in WNFR Round Two

Scott Guenthner - Dan Hubbell photoDec 6, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

On a night when a number of the WNFR steer wrestlers struggled, back-to-back Canadian Champion, Scott Guenthner of Provost, Alberta split 2-3-4 with Stetson Jorgensen and JD Stuxness, all with 4.3 sec runs - good for a $15,794 payday each. Tonight’s run moves Guenthner into third place overall and back into contention for a World title as he sits $28,000 behind season leader Ty Erickson. Two time and defending World Steer Wrestling Champion Tyler Waguespack (Gonzales, LA) dogged his steer in 3.6 seconds to win the first place $26,230 cheque.

In the bareback riding, Winnemuca, NV cowboy Trenten Montero earned his first ever round win with a 90.5 point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo and Phenom Genetics Prairie Rose. Cadogan, AB bareback rider, Clint Laye, was 87.5 for the second night in a row, this time for a 4/5 split. Canadian Champion Orin Larsen finished out of the money with a 76.5 point ride. Kesler Rodeo’s Uptown Flash carried reigning World Champion Tim O’Connell to a 89.5 score - good for second place in the round.

In the team roping, Canadian Champions Matt Sherwood and Hunter Koch were 11th in the round with a 10.7. Clay Smith and Jade Corkill won the night with a 4.4 second run.

It was a tough performance in the saddle bronc riding with cowboys against the eliminators resulting in only four qualified rides. Milford, Utah’s Jesse Wright topped the field with an 89.5 point ride on United Pro Rodeo's Awesome Sauce to win the round two buckle. All three Canadians, Zeke Thurston, Dawson Hay and Jake Watson were victims of the eliminator pen. Four Canadian horses got into the spirit of the night and bucked off their riders. Northcott-Macza’s World and Canadian Champion, Get Smart, dispatched JJ Elshere; Wayne Vold Rodeo’s One More Reason tossed Bradley Harter while the Calgary Stampede’s Tiger Warrior threw off Chase Brooks. Another Calgary Stampede bronc, Yesterday’s Delivery, won the head-to-head battle with Canadian Dawson Hay.

Tie-down roper Marty Yates from Stephenville, TX won the 11th go-round of his career with a 7.3 second run - the fastest at this year’s Finals so far. The 21 year old rookie, Haven Meged from Miles City, MT - who finished second overall in Canada and won the World Collegiate title in 2019 - split 3/4 with an 8.6 second run for $13,326 to extend his lead atop the World Standings. Canadian Champion Shane Hanchey (Sulphur, LA) who won the opening round, took a no time in go-round two.

Rookie barrel racer, 61 year old Dona Kaye Rule (Minco, OK) earned her first WNFR round win with a 13.69 second run while four time Canadian Champion, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD, picked up a sixth place cheque in the round with her 13.85 and hangs onto the lead in the World standings.

Only three bull riders managed qualified rides in tonight’s second go-round at the Thomas and Mack Arena. The best of those was 2017 Canadian Champion Garrett Smith from Rexburg, ID who posted a 91.5 point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Black Gold. 2019 CFR qualifier and five time World Champion, Sage Kimzey, continues to hold a commanding lead - helped tonight by a second place 84.5 point ride. Ponoka, AB cowboy, Jordan Hansen, was bucked off of Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Last Shot. Canada’s Bull of the Year, Outlaw Buckers’ Blackstone After Party put Clayton Sellars on the ground well before the eight second klaxon.

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Second Performance Results, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
* Courtesy of the PRCA

Bareback riding: 1. Trenten Montero, 90.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics' Prairie Rose, $26,231; 2. Tim O’Connell, 89.5, $20,731; 3. Richmond Champion, 89, $15,654; 4. (tie) Clint Laye and Ty Breuer, 87.5, $8,885 each; 6. Taylor Broussard, 87, $4,231; 7. Jake Brown, 86.5; 8. Steven Dent, 84; 9. Tanner Aus, 82.5; 10. Clayton Biglow, 82; 11. Austin Foss, 81.5; 12. Kaycee Feild, 77.5; 13.Orin Larsen, 76.5; 14. Tilden Hooper, 76; 15. Caleb Bennett, NS. Average standings: 1. Richmond Champion, 180.5 points on two head; 2. Tim O’Connell, 177.5; 3. Clint Laye, 175; 4. Trenten Montero, 174.5; 5. Clayton Biglow, 172.5; 6. Ty Breuer, 171; 7. Taylor Broussard, 170.5; 8. Steven Dent, 170; 9. Austin Foss, 167.5; 10. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Tilden Hooper, 164.5; 12. Orin Larsen, 164; 13. Caleb Bennett, 90 points on one head; 14. Jake Brown, 86.5; 15. Tanner Aus, 82.5. World standings:1. Clayton Biglow, $212,683; 2. Kaycee Feild, $186,205; 3. Orin Larsen, $185,558; 4. Richmond Champion, $182,714; 5. Tilden Hooper, $158,559; 6. Tim O'Connell, $150,668; 7. Caleb Bennett, $136,627; 8. Clint Laye, $128,954; 9. Trenten Montero, $116,988; 10. Ty Breuer, $107,584; 11. Jake Brown, $105,068; 12. Steven Dent, $103,799; 13. Austin Foss, $102,895; 14. Taylor Broussard, $93,502; 15. Tanner Aus, $91,595.

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 3.6 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Scott Guenthner, Stetson Jorgensen and J.D. Struxness, 4.3, $15,795 each; 5. Matt Reeves, 4.7, $6,769; 6. Kyle Irwin, 4.9, $4,231; 7. Riley Duvall, 5.0; 8. Cameron Morman, 5.4; 9. Dakota Eldridge, 7.1; 10. Hunter Cure, 8.9; 11. Tanner Brunner, 10.0; 12. Bridger Chambers, 14.2; 13. Ty Erickson, 14.3; 14.Tyler Pearson, 15.0; 15. Will Lummus, NT. Average standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 7.7 seconds on two head; 2. J.D. Struxness, 8.1; 3. Stetson Jorgensen, 8.3; 4. Matt Reeves, 9.2; 5. Riley Duvall, 9.6; 6. Cameron Morman, 9.7; 7. Dakota Eldridge, 10.7; 8. Hunter Cure, 13.6; 9. Bridger Chambers, 18.0; 10. Kyle Irwin, 18.9; 11. Tyler Pearson, 19.3; 12. Scott Guenthner, 22.5; 13. Ty Erickson, 27.7; 14. Will Lummus, 4.3 seconds on one head; 15.Tanner Brunner, 10.0. World standings: 1. Ty Erickson, $156,081; 2. Tyler Waguespack, $140,130; 3.Scott Guenthner, $128,545; 4. Stetson Jorgensen, $127,015; 5. J.D. Struxness, $126,816; 6. Dakota Eldridge, $117,334; 7. Hunter Cure, $114,568; 8. Bridger Chambers, $107,221; 9. Will Lummus, $97,805; 10. Kyle Irwin, $97,703; 11. Matt Reeves, $96,259; 12. Riley Duvall, $95,963; 13. Tyler Pearson, $94,520; 14. Cameron Morman, $88,114; 15.Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 4.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 4.6, $20,731; 3. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.7, $15,654; 4. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley and Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 4.8, $7,333; 7. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 5.0; 8. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 5.1; 9. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 6.0; 10. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 9.7; 11. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 10.7; 12. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 14.4; 13. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, Luke Brown/Paul Eaves and Tyler Wade, NT. Average standings: 1. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 9.4 seconds on two head; 3. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 9.6; 4. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 10.5; 5. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 10.9; 6. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 13.8; 7. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 14.0; 8. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 14.6; 9. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 14.8; 10. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 19.4; 11. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 20.4; 12. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 4.0 seconds on one head; 13. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, 4.6; 14. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 4.7; 15. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 19.0. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $186,743; 2. Kaleb Driggers, $142,558; 3. Clay Tryan, $133,896; 4. Riley Minor, $125,418; 5. Coleman Proctor, $114,318; 6. Ty Blasingame, $111,490; 7. Brenten Hall, $109,927; 8. Tyler Wade, $109,625; 9. Matt Sherwood, $106,935; 10. Chad Masters, $105,529; 11. Cody Snow, $105,054; 12. Erich Rogers, $99,653; 13. Luke Brown, $97,055; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $93,071; 15. Jake Cooper, $90,524. World standings (heelers): 1. Jade Corkill, $144,869; 2. Junior Nogueira, $139,877; 3. Jake Long, $137,627; 4. Brady Minor, $125,418; 5. Kyle Lockett, $124,384; 6. Ryan Motes, $119,166; 7. Hunter Koch, $115,038; 8. Travis Graves, $113,165; 9. Joseph Harrison, $108,278; 10. Cole Davison, $108,140; 11. Chase Tryan, $107,345; 12. Paul Eaves, $101,562; 13. Wesley Thorp, $97,296; 14. Caleb Anderson, $89,723; 15. Tyler Worley, $88,524.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jesse Wright, 89.5 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Awesome Sauce, $26,231; 2. Rusty Wright, 85.5, $20,731; 3. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5, $15,654; 4. Brody Cress, 78.0, $11,000; 5. Ryder Wright, Zeke Thurston, Chase Brooks, Spencer Wright, Sterling Crawley, Mitch Pollock, Jake Watson, Dawson Hay, Bradley Harter, Colt Gordon, J.J. Elshere, NS. Average standings: 1. Rusty Wright, 167.0 points on two head; 2. Brody Cress, 164.0; 3. Jesse Wright, 89.5 points on one head; 4. Zeke Thurston, 88; 5. (tie) Bradley Harter, J.J. Elshere, 86.5; 7. Chase Brooks and Spencer Wright, 86; 9. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5; 10. Dawson Hay, 83; 11. Colt Gordon, 79.5; 12. Ryder Wright, Sterling Crawley, Mitch Pollock and Jake Watson, NS. World standings: 1. Ryder Wright, $234,488; 2. Zeke Thurston, $213,222; 3. Rusty Wright, $148,923; 4. Jacobs Crawley, $146,666; 5. Spencer Wright, $137,438; 6. Brody Cress, $134,205; 7. Chase Brooks, $133,617; 8. Jesse Wright, $132,736; 9. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 10. Sterling Crawley, $124,427; 11. J.J. Elshere, $119,004; 12. Jake Watson, $118,791; 13. Dawson Hay, $110,311; 14. Mitch Pollock, $109,542; 15. Colt Gordon, $101,071.

Tie-down roping: 1. Marty Yates, 7.3 seconds, $26,231; 2. Tyler Milligan, 8.2, $20,731; 3. (tie) Haven Meged and Shad Mayfield, 8.6, $13,327 each; 5. (tie) Taylor Santos and Tyson Durfey, 8.7, $5,500 each; 7. Tuf Cooper, 8.9; 8. Michael Otero, 9.1; 9. Adam Gray, 9.3; 10. Cooper Martin, 9.6; 11. Caleb Smidt, 9.7; 12. Ty Harris, 10.5; 13. Rhen Richard, 11.7; 14. Riley Pruitt, 13.6; 15. Shane Hanchey, NT. Average standings: 1. Marty Yates, 15.7 seconds on two head; 2. Taylor Santos, 16.8; 3. Haven Meged, 16.9; 4. Tyson Durfey, 17.1; 5. Tuf Cooper, 17.6; 6. Michael Otero, 17.7; 7. Shad Mayfield, 18.3; 8. Caleb Smidt, 19.4; 9. Rhen Richard, 21.0; 10. Cooper Martin, 23.5; 11. Riley Pruitt, 23.9; 12. Tyler Milligan, 26.0; 13. Adam Gray, 28.2; 14. Shane Hanchey, 7.6 seconds on one head; 15. Ty Harris, 10.5. World standings: 1. Haven Meged, $158,860; 2. Marty Yates, $146,431; 3. Caleb Smidt, $141,900; 4. Shane Hanchey, $138,428; 5. Taylor Santos, $137,638; 6. Tyson Durfey, $137,263; 7. Tyler Milligan, $128,205; 8. Tuf Cooper, $115,592; 9. Shad Mayfield, $113,748; 10. Michael Otero, $111,924; 11. Riley Pruitt, $109,535; 12. Ty Harris, $107,649; 13. Adam Gray, $102,173; 14. Rhen Richard, $98,661; 15. Cooper Martin, $96,260.

Barrel racing: 1. Dona Kay Rule, 13.69 seconds, $26,231; 2. Hailey Kinsel, 13.73, $20,731; 3. Emily Miller, 13.74, $15,654; 4. Amberleigh Moore, 13.78, $11,000; 5. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 13.83, $6,769; 6. Lisa Lockhart, 13.85, $4,231; 7. Jessica Routier, 13.90; 8. Shali Lord,13.92; 9. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 13.96; 10. Ericka Nelson, 13.98; 11. Nellie Miller, 14.06; 2. Jennifer Sharp, 14.11; 13. Cheyenne Wimberley, 14.20; 14. Lacinda Rose, 14.28; 15. Stevi Hillman, 18.76. Average standings: 1. Emily Miller, 27.37 seconds on two runs; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 27.55; 3. Dona Kay Rule, 27.77; 4. Jessica Routier, 27.87; 5. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 27.90; 6. Shali Lord, 27.93; 7. Nellie Miller, 27.96; 8. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 27.98; 9. Ericka Nelson, 28.03; 10. Jennifer Sharp, 28.08; 11. Lacinda Rose, 28.74; 12. Hailey Kinsel, 32.39; 13. Stevi Hillman, 32.51; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 33.29; 15. Amberleigh Moore, 37.59. World standings: 1. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313; 2. Hailey Kinsel, $179,597; 3. Nellie Miller, $175,611; 4. Emily Miller, $150,029; 5. Dona Kay Rule, $132,738; 6. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 7. Shali Lord, $121,776; 8. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $115,503; 9. Amberleigh Moore, $114,059; 10. Jessica Routier, $112,082; 11. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $110,038; 12. Jennifer Sharp, $107,254; 13. Ericka Nelson, $103,433; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $100,361; 15. Lacinda Rose, $98,936.

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Smith, 91.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Black Gold, $33,564; 2. Sage Kimzey, 84.5, $28,064; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, 82, $22,987; 4. Stetson Wright, Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Tyler Bingham, Koby Radley, Jeff Askey, Daylon Swearingen, Jordan Hansen, Jordan Spears, Trey Kimzey, Clayton Sellars and Trey Benton III, NS. Average standings: 1. Garrett Smith, 178.5 points on two head; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 174; 3. Sage Kimzey, 172; 4. Stetson Wright, 92.5 points on one head; 5. Tyler Bingham, 90; 6. Jordan Hansen, 89.5; 7. Koby Radley, 86.5; 8. Clayton Sellars, 84.5; 9. Jordan Spears, 82.5; 10. Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Jeff Askey, Daylon Swearingen, Trey Kimzey and Trey Benton III, NS. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $290,271; 2. Stetson Wright, $188,652; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, $180,489; 4. Garrett Smith, $171,769; 5. Trevor Kastner, $159,100; 6. Tyler Bingham, $153,181; 7. Clayton Sellars, $139,191; 8. Jordan Hansen, $135,747; 9. Trey Benton III, $132,277; 10. Jordan Spears, $131,548; 11. Josh Frost, $129,561; 12. Koby Radley, $124,554; 13. Jeff Askey, $123,694; 14. Daylon Swearingen, $121,837; 15. Trey Kimzey, $118,160.

All-Around World Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $219,230; 2. Clay Smith, $197,595; 3. Tuf Cooper, $169,756; 4. Caleb Smidt, $155,190; 5. Trevor Brazile, $129,754; 6. Landon McClaugherty, $112,119; 7. Steven Dent, $111,577; 8. Rhen Richard, $104,653; 9. Josh Frost, $92,732; 10. Daylon Swearingen, $80,920; 11. Tanner Green, $72,714.



Canadian Champions Shine at WNFR Opening Night

Zeke ThurstonDec 5, 2019 l Las Vegas, NV
For Immediate Release

Call It Canadian Carma

Three of the go-round winners at the first performance of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo have big-time connections to Canada.

Reigning Canadian champions—saddle bronc rider, Zeke Thurston and tie-down roper, Shane Hanchey turned in winning performances in their respective events while the 2018 Canadian titleist, Richmond Champion, topped the field in the bareback riding.

Thurston, who hails from Big Valley, Alberta, and who won the 2016 World Championship, took a big step toward a second title with an 88 point ride on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Sue City Sue to collect the winner’s cheque of $26,230.77. Just as important, the man leading coming into the Finals, Ryder Wright, bucked off which resulted in Thurston closing to within $21,000 of Wright’s $234,488 season total.

Hanchey, the Sulfur, Louisiana roper who won his fourth Canadian title this year (and second in a row) turned in a blistering 7.6 second run for the go-round win. Hanchey moved to third overall while Haven Meged, the 21 year old Miles City, MT rookie - who was also a major force at the 2019 CFR - went to the lead in the World Standings after his third place finish (8.3 secs) in the round.

Shane Hanchey - Hubbell photoChampion, whose Canadian connection includes his recent marriage to Canadian Olympic figure skater Paige Lawrence, started his 2019 WNFR as he did in 2018 - with a re-ride. This time around, Champion combined with Pickett Pro Rodeo's Night Crawler for 92 points.

“I was definitely excited to have Night Crawler for the re-ride,” Champion noted. “I have to admit I had some first-round jitters. And getting on that second horse kind of helped with that. There were three rides in the 90’s on the first night. That’s crazy - a real testament to the calibre of the stock here.”

Evidence of how tough the round was were the 87.5 rides of Canadians Clint Laye and Orin Larsen that only split 6th place money.

2019 Canadian team roping titlests, Matt Sherwood of Pima, AZ and Hunter Koch (Vernon, TX) posted a 4.1 for second in the round - behind Tyler Wade and Cole Davison - while four time Canadian Champion barrel racer, Lisa Lockhart was also second in the round with a 13.70 behind only Emily Miller at 13.63. Lockhart’s first night success moves her to number one in the world.

2016 Canadian Champion, Jordan Hansen (Ponoka, AB), competing at his second WNFR, was fourth in the round with an 89.5 point ride on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Hou’s Bad News. Utah’s Stetson Wright, who leads the World All Around standings, bested the group of 15 bull riders with his impressive 92.5 point score on 4L and Diamond S Rodeo’s Monte Walsh. As was the case in the bareback riding, there were three 90 plus point rides in the bull riding on night one.

Two time and reigning Canadian steer wrestling champion, Scott Guenthner (Provost, AB), struggled in the opening round posting an 18.2 second run while Dakota Eldridge, Elko, NV, earned top money with his 3.6.

For complete WNFR results, see www.prorodeo.com

 

First Performance Results, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
* Courtesy of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

Bareback riding: 1. Richmond Champion, 91.5 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Night Crawler, $26,231; 2. Clayton Biglow, 90.5, $20,731; 3. Caleb Bennett, 90, $15,654; 4. Tilden Hooper, 88.5, $11,000; 5. Tim O'Connell, 88, $6,769; 6. (tie) Orin Larsen and Clint Laye, 87.5, $2,115 each; 8. Kaycee Feild, 87; 9. Steven Dent and Austin Foss, 86; 11. Trenten Montero, 84; 12. Ty Breuer and Taylor Broussard, 83.5; 14. Jake Brown and Tanner Aus, NS. World Standings: 1. Clayton Biglow, $212,683; 2. Kaycee Feild, $186,205; 3. Orin Larsen, $185,558; 4. Richmond Champion, $167,060; 5. Tilden Hooper, $158,559; 6. Caleb Bennett, $136,627; 7. Tim O'Connell, $129,938; 8. Clint Laye, $120,069; 9. Jake Brown, $105,068; 10. Steven Dent, $103,799; 11. Austin Foss, $102,895; 12. Ty Breuer, $98,699; 13. Tanner Aus, $91,595; 14. Trenten Montero, $90,757; 15. Taylor Broussard, $89,271.

Steer wrestling: 1. Dakota Eldridge, 3.6 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Bridger Chambers, 3.8, $18,192 each; 4. Stetson Jorgensen, 4.0, $11,000; 5. Tyler Waguespack, 4.1, $6,769; 6. (tie) Cameron Morman, Tyler Pearson and Will Lummus, 4.3, $1,410 each; 9. Matt Reeves, 4.5; 10. Riley Duvall, 4.6; 11. Hunter Cure, 4.7; 12. Ty Erickson, 13.4; 13. Kyle Irwin, 14.0; 14. Scott Guenthner, 18.2; 15. Tanner Brunner, NT. World Standings: 1. Ty Erickson, $156,081; 2. Dakota Eldridge, $117,334; 3. Hunter Cure, $114,568; 4. Tyler Waguespack, $113,900; 5. Scott Guenthner, $112,750; 6. Stetson Jorgensen, $111,220; 7. J.D. Struxness, $111,022; 8. Bridger Chambers, $107,221; 9. Will Lummus, $97,805; 10. Riley Duvall, $95,963; 11. Tyler Pearson, $94,520; 12. Kyle Irwin, $93,472; 13. Matt Reeves, $89,490; 14. Cameron Morman, $88,114; 15. Tanner Brunner, $84,950.

Team roping: 1. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 4.0 seconds, $26,231; 2. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 4.1, $20,731; 3. Erich Rogers/Kyle Lockett, 4.3, $15,654; 4. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 4.5, $11,000; 5. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.6, $6,769; 6. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 4.7, $2,115 each; 8. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.9; 9. Ty Blasingame/Travis Graves, 5.5; 10. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 6.0; 11. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 9.4; 12. Tate Kirchenschlager/Tyler Worley, 9.8; 13. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 14.6; 14. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 19.0; 15. Clay Tryan/Jake Long, NT. World Standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $160,512; 2. Kaleb Driggers, $135,225; 3. Coleman Proctor, $114,318; 4. Clay Tryan, $113,165; 5. Ty Blasingame, $111,490; 6. Brenten Hall, $109,927; 7. Riley Minor, $109,764; 8. Tyler Wade, $109,625; 9. Matt Sherwood, $106,935; 10. Chad Masters, $105,529; 11. Cody Snow, $105,054; 12. Erich Rogers, $99,653. 13. Luke Brown, $97,055; 14. Tate Kirchenschlager, $85,738; 15. Jake Cooper, $83,191. World Standings (heelers): 1. Junior Nogueira, $132,544; 2. Kyle Lockett, $124,384; 3. Ryan Motes, $119,166; 4. Jade Corkill, $118,638; 5. Jake Long, $116,896; 6. Hunter Koch, $115,038; 7. Travis Graves, $113,165; 8. Brady Minor, $109,764; 9. Joseph Harrison, $108,278; 10. Cole Davison, $108,140; 11. Chase Tryan, $107,345; 12. Paul Eaves, $101,562; 13. Wesley Thorp, $97,296; 14. Caleb Anderson, $82,390; 15. Tyler Worley, $81,190.
 
Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 88 points on Mo Betta Rodeo's Sue City Sue, $26,231; 2. (tie) Bradley Harter and J.J. Elshere, 86.5, $18,192 each; 4. (tie) Chase Brooks, Brody Cress and Spencer Wright, 86, $7,333 each; 7. Dawson Hay, 83; 8. Rusty Wright, 81.5; 9. Colt Gordon, 79.5; 10. (tie) Ryder Wright, Jacobs Crawley, Sterling Crawley, Jesse Wright, Mitch Pollock and Jake Watson, NS. World Standings: 1. Ryder Wright, $234,488; 2. Zeke Thurston, $213,222; 3. Spencer Wright, $137,438; 4. Chase Brooks, $133,617; 5. Jacobs Crawley, $131,012; 6. Rusty Wright, $128,192; 7. Bradley Harter, $127,543; 8. Sterling Crawley, $124,427; 9. Brody Cress, $123,205; 10. J.J. Elshere, $119,004; 11. Jake Watson, $118,791; 12. Dawson Hay, $110,311; 13. Mitch Pollock, $109,542; 14. Jesse Wright, $106,505; 15. Colt Gordon, $101,071.  

Tie-down roping: 1. Shane Hanchey, 7.6 seconds, $26,231; 2. Taylor Santos, 8.1, $20,731; 3. Haven Meged, 8.3, $15,654; 4. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Marty Yates, 8.4, $8,885 each; 6. Michael Otero, 8.6, $4,231; 7. Tuf Cooper, 8.7; 8. Rhen Richard, 9.3; 9. Caleb Smidt and Shad Mayfield, 9.7; 11. Riley Pruitt, 10.3; 12. Cooper Martin, 13.9; 13. Tyler Milligan, 17.8; 14. Adam Gray, 18.9; 15. Ty Harris, NT. World Standings: 1. Haven Meged, $145,533; 2. Caleb Smidt, $141,900; 3. Shane Hanchey, $138,428; 4. Taylor Santos, $132,138; 5. Tyson Durfey, $131,763; 6. Marty Yates, $120,200; 7. Tuf Cooper, $115,592; 8. Michael Otero, $111,924; 9. Riley Pruitt, $109,535; 10. Ty Harris, $107,649; 11. Tyler Milligan, $107,474; 12. Adam Gray, $102,173; 13. Shad Mayfield, $100,421; 14. Rhen Richard, $98,661; 15. Cooper Martin, $96,260.

Barrel racing: 1. Emily Miller, 13.63 seconds, $26,231; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 13.70, $20,731; 3. Stevi Hillman, 13.75, $15,654; 4. Nellie Miller, 13.90, $11,000; 5. (tie) Jessica Routier and Jennifer Sharp, 13.97, $5,500 each; 7. Shali Lord, 14.01; 8. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 14.02; 9. Ericka Nelson, 14.05; 10. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 14.07; 11. Dona Kay Rule, 14.08; 12. Lacinda Rose, 14.46; 13. Hailey Kinsel, 18.66; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 19.09; 15. Amberleigh Moore, 23.81. World Standings: 1. Lisa Lockhart, $177,082; 2. Nellie Miller, $175,611; 3. Hailey Kinsel, $158,867; 4. Emily Miller, $134,376; 5. Stevi Hillman, $130,989; 6. Shali Lord, $121,776; 7. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $115,503; 8. Jessica Routier, $112,082; 9. Jennifer Sharp, $107,254; 10. Dona Kay Rule, $106,507; 11. Ericka Nelson, $103,433; 12. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $103,269; 13. Amberleigh Moore, $103,059; 14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $100,361; 15. Lacinda Rose, $98,936.

Bull riding: 1. Stetson Wright, 92.5 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Monte Walsh, $26,231; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 92, $20,731; 3. Tyler Bingham, 90, $15,654; 4. Jordan Hansen, 89.5, $11,000; 5. Sage Kimzey, 87.5, $6,769; 6. Garrett Smith, 87, $4,231; 7. Koby Radley, 86.5; 8. Clayton Sellars, 84.5; 9. Jordan Spears, 82.5; 10. Trevor Kastner, Josh Frost, Jeff Askey, Daylon Swearingen, Trey Kimzey and Trey Benton III, NS. World Standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $262,207; 2. Stetson Wright, $188,652; 3. Trevor Kastner, $159,100; 4. Boudreaux Campbell, $157,502; 5. Tyler Bingham, $153,181; 6. Clayton Sellars, $139,191; 7. Garrett Smith, $138,205; 8. Jordan Hansen, $135,747; 9. Trey Benton III, $132,277; 10. Jordan Spears, $131,548; 11. Josh Frost, $129,561; 12. Koby Radley, $124,554; 13. Jeff Askey, $123,694; 14. Daylon Swearingen, $121,837; 15. Trey Kimzey, $118,160.



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2019 CANADIAN WNFR CONTESTANT QUALIFIERS

ZEKE THURSTON - SB SCOTT GUENTHNER - SW
JAKE WATSON - SB ORIN LARSEN - BB
DAWSON HAY - SB CLINT LAYE - BB
JORDAN HANSEN - BR  


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  2019 CANADIAN WNFR STOCK  
     
BAREBACK HORSES SADDLE BRONC HORSES BULLS

Big Stone Rodeo Inc
Mayhem             
   
C5 Rodeo
Virgil     
Make Up Face  

Calgary Stampede
Soap Bubbles   
Trail Dust             
Xplosive Skies     
You See Me       
Yippee Kibitz     
Zig Zag Cherry   
Zulu Warrior       
Arbitrator Joe    

Kesler Championship Rodeo
Oakridge           
After All
Imperial Beach 
Cool Agent        

Kesler Rodeo
Street Dance     
Uptown Flash     
Candy Smile     
Illegal Smile       
Critical Smile     
Chick Flick          
       
Northcott Macza
Spilled Perfume
Stevie Knicks     
Party Girl               

Outlawbuckers Rodeo
American Thumper         

Wayne Vold Rodeo
True Grit
Mucho Dinero   

Big Stone Rodeo Inc
Rubels

C5 Rodeo
Kitty Whistle       
Black Hills           
Bad Intentions   
Strokin Toni         

Calgary Stampede
Shadow Warrior
Stampede Warrior           
Tiger Warrior       
Wild Cherry       
Xena Warrior     
Yesterdays Delivery         
Zaka Kibitz          

Kesler Rodeo
Navajo Sun       
Artificial Colors 
Gone Country   

Northcott Macza
Get Smart           
Outlawbuckers Rodeo
Lunatic Party     
O.L.S. Tubs Magic Carpet             
O.L.S. Tubs Little Muffin    
   
Wayne Vold Rodeo
One More Reason           

Big Stone Rodeo Inc
Spotted Demon
Squirrel
War Cry

Calgary Stampede
Night Moves      

Kesler Rodeo
Devil's Tower      
         
Northcott Macza
Back Fired          

Outlawbuckers Rodeo
Brahma Boots Chrome   
Blackstone After Party   
Fish Camp         
Dilligaf  

Wayne Vold Rodeo
VJV Whiskey Hand           
Blow Me Away  

     
* Complete NFR Stock List Here    

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2019 CANADIAN WNFR CONTRACT PERSONNEL

Liberty Horse Trainer Niki Flundra Trick Rider Madison McDonald Thomas

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Northcott-Macza's GET SMART Earns 2019 PRCA Saddle Bronc of the Year
Get SmartNot only was 242 Get Smart named Canadian Saddle Bronc of the Year for the 5th time (in 2019), the 17 year old Wyatt Earp colt was just voted World Saddle Bronc Horse. Congratulations Northcott-Macza!

* Congratulations as well to C5 Rodeo (Virgil, named reserve BB Horse) and Big Stone Rodeo Inc. (Spotted Demon - 3rd ranked Bull)




 
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