Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association News Realease

November 15, 2011
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November 14, 2011


1. Brazile lays claim to 15th world championship
2. Records keep on coming for Huber in Great Lakes Circuit
3. Bain gets an “A” in final test before Wrangler NFR
4. Hesston by Massey Ferguson donates tractor to ProRodeo Hall of Fame auction
5. Next Up
6. News and notes from the rodeo trail
7. 2011 PRCA World Standings leaders
8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
9. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
1. Brazile lays claim to 15th world championship
GUTHRIE, Okla. – Call it “The Trevor Slam.”
Trevor Brazile won his third steer roping world championship Nov. 12 at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping and the 15th world title of his illustrious career, finishing the year with $96,700 and holding off Rocky Patterson, who kept things interesting until the 10th and final round.
The gold buckle is the fourth Brazile has won in a span of 11 months and a day, going back to the three world championships (all-around, team roping heading and tie-down roping) he won at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Brazile placed in four rounds at the Lazy E Arena and finished with a time of 121.5 seconds on nine head, which was good for third place in the average and $9,231.
That average money turned out to be crucial, as Brazile actually found himself in second place in the world standings for the first time since January, trailing Patterson entering Round 10. However, due to some hard luck on the first night of the Finals, Patterson was out of the average race.
Although he won $19,538, the fourth-best total of the 15 cowboys in the field, Brazile said his effort wasn’t as good as it could have been. Nonetheless, it was effective, and he did what he came to Guthrie to do.
“A little bit too conservative, but in the end, it’s all about the ‘W,’” Brazile said. “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do (to win). There are times of year when it pays to be reckless, and this was not one of those times.
“It’s hard knowing that you’re losing ground. It’s hard not to listen to that, but you can’t get caught up in that. You go to battle in the go-rounds with guys that aren’t in the average.”
With total earnings of $259,043, Brazile has a lead of $140,019 over second-place Shane Proctor in the all-around race entering the Dec. 1-10 Wrangler NFR. Brazile is aiming to clinch his record-extending ninth all-around gold buckle and 16th overall, which would tie him with Jim Shoulders for second on the all-time list. Steer roper Guy Allen holds the record with 18 gold buckles.
Patterson started hot Nov. 12, placing in Rounds 6 and 7 before winning Round 9 to briefly take the lead in the world standings. Ultimately, his trouble from the first night caught up with him. Two steers got up after he had tied them down, resulting in no-times and dropping him out of the average race.
While Brazile and Patterson duked it out at the top, another world champion, Scott Snedecor, battled all weekend, finishing as the only cowboy to rope all 10 steers and winning his second career NFSR average title.
Snedecor didn’t place in a single round on his way to finishing with a time of 172.8 seconds on 10 head, and his weekend may have been best summed up in his final, average-clinching round. The two-time world champ had to lay on his steer twice to prevent him from getting up, finishing the run in 26.1 seconds.
“Man, it was a good (check) to get,” Snedecor said, “(although) it wasn’t much fun getting it. I think this was the first time in 11 years that I’ve never won a check in a round. That’s awful hard to pace myself and do that. I had some really tough steers over the two-day period, but I had to fight and I ground on through it.”
Snedecor has become such a dynamic roper at the Finals that the way he won the average was certainly striking. It was the first time since his very first appearance in 2001 that he had not won a round at the Finals, let alone placed.
The final night of steer roping’s 2011 season was ignited by Chet Herren, who won the first two rounds of the night in 10.3 and an event-best 9.5 seconds, respectively.         Traveling partner Cody Scheck split first place in the eighth round (with Vin Fisher Jr.) and won the 10th round, marking another strong performance for the truck that features Herren, Scheck and Patterson.
The high-money winner of the Finals was Chance Kelton, who collected $28,615 to jump from 13th to sixth in the final world standings. Kelton finished second in the average with a time of 116.5 seconds.
Eight men finished with season earnings of more than $50,000, a first in the event’s history.
2011 Final Steer Roping World Standings
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas               $96,700
2. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.         $87,642
3. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas               $74,002
4. Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas          $71,089
5. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.         $55,937
6. Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.          $55,502
7. Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas        $51,389
8. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmonds, Okla.     $50,303
9. Cody Scheck, Kiowa, Kan.             $47,709
10. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.               $44,904
11. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas         $44,365
12. Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas              $42,752
13. Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.                $37,078
14. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.             $33,524
15. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.         $28,852
2. Records keep on coming for Huber in Great Lakes Circuit
        LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Bill Huber Era doesn’t seem to be over quite yet.
        Huber, 48, won his record 22nd year-end Great Lakes Circuit tie-down roping title Nov. 12 at Freedom Hall and qualified into the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo for a record 21st time.
        The discrepancy? Huber won his first Great Lakes Circuit title in 1984 before the PRCA had even created the national circuit finals.
        The Albia, Iowa, cowboy – denied a circuit title since 2007 – bounced back to the top of the standings in most impressive fashion. Huber finished second in the first round and won the second round en route to winning the three-head average by a full second over Blake Ash (31.7 seconds to 32.7).
        “I finished second in the average last year, and the year before that I broke my pelvis and didn’t go to the RNCFR,” Huber said. “It felt weird not going because I had been there so many times, and it sure feels nice to be going back.”
        Huber’s earnings of $4,459 for the weekend allowed him to vault from eighth to first in the year-end standings, edging Jared Kempker by $259.
        No competitor in any event has qualified for the RNCFR more times than Huber, or has won as many circuit titles. He won the Great Lakes year-end championship 17 consecutive years (1986-2002) and 19 times in a 20-year span. He won the national title in Pocatello, Idaho, in 2002.
        So how many more Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals and RNCFRs does Huber plan on making?
        “As many as I can,” he said. “I have an 18-year-old son (Cody) who just got his permit, so we’ll be on the road quite a bit.”
The other champions at the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo were bareback rider Tanner Aus (249 points on three head), steer wrestler Adam Strahan (11.6 seconds on three head), team ropers Adam Newcomb and Gabe Gwaltney (26.5 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Cody Rud (225 points on three head), bull rider Danny Schlobohm (225 points on three head) and barrel racer Briana Reynolds (48.25 seconds on three runs).
3. Bain gets an “A” in final test before Wrangler NFR
        REDMOND, Ore. – As a final systems check before his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut next month, things couldn’t have gone much better for Brian Bain.
        The Culver, Ore., bareback rider dominated the Nov. 11-12 Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo with 252 points on three head to finish 12 points ahead of fellow Wrangler NFR qualifier Ryan Gray in the Hooker Creek Events Center.
        Bain finished second to Gray in the first go, and then won the next two rounds, closing out with an 89-point ride on Flying 5 Rodeo Company’s Rios Edge, which was his highest-scored effort of the year.
        “He (Rios Edge) bucked me off the last time I rode him,” Bain told the Bend Bulletin, “so I kind of had a vendetta to settle.”
        And the (pre-NFR) timing of it?
        “That’s what makes me feel really good about it.”
        Gray of Cheney, Wash., won the Columbia River Circuit year-end title for the fourth consecutive year and joins Bain in qualifying for next spring’s Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Gray won the RNCFR in 2010.
        Apart from Gray, the only other contestant to repeat as year-end champion was saddle bronc rider Bryan Martinat of Marsing, Idaho – and it took a bit of final-weekend drama to make it happen.
        Martinat earned at least a share of the win in all three rounds – with scores of 80, 83 and 81 points – to easily secure the average title with 244 points. His $5,052 in earnings allowed him to edge Ben Londo for the year-end title by $271.
        The other champions at the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo were steer wrestler Austin Manning (12.5 seconds on three head), team ropers Jake Stanley and Justin Wade Davis (18.9 seconds on three head), tie-down roper Roger Nonella (27.7 seconds on three head), bull rider Paul Coppini (171 points on two head) and barrel racer Pamela Capper (47.63 seconds on three runs).
        Coppini, who clinched his win with an 89-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Do You Wanna, didn’t allow himself any time to celebrate. He and friend Dakota Beck drove three hours to Portland, Ore., that night to catch a late flight to San Diego so they could compete in a two-head bull riding at the Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo Nov. 13.
        It added up to riding five bulls in three days with five hours of driving time and a two-hour-plus flight in between.
        “Dakota and I were just tired the whole weekend,” Coppini said. “I’m not actually feeling too bad physically from riding … I’m just tired. We landed in San Diego at about 10 a.m. and got to the Brawley rodeo grounds with about 30 minutes to spare. We rode, had a break during the barrel racing and went out and rode again.”
        Beck won the Brawley title and Coppini tied for fourth, earning a modest check to go with the $3,464 he earned at the circuit finals.
        “It wasn’t so bad,” Coppini said. “I’d gotten on four bulls the weekend before, so maybe that loosened me up.”
• Blaine Linaweaver and Wade Hooker had the fastest time in the 55-year history of the Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo when they won the team roping in a time of 4.6 seconds at the Nov. 12-13 event. They were eight-tenths faster than the second-place team of Anthony Calmelat and Michael Calmelat. Linaweaver, a four-time Wrangler NFR qualifier, teamed with Jory Levy back in 2001 to set a world record (since broken) of 3.5 seconds.
The other winners at the Brawley Cattle Call Arena were bareback rider Orin Larsen (73 points), steer wrestler Blaine Jones (3.9 seconds), saddle bronc rider Joaquin Real (87 points), tie-down roper Blake Hirdes (8.5 seconds), bull rider Dakota Beck (160 points on two head) and barrel racer Linda Vick (17.17 seconds). Fresno State University student Jordan Ketscher received a saddle from the committee for winning the all-around title.
• Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy of Corona, N.M., is the first cowboy to go into ProRodeo’s year-end championships leading both the world and Canadian standings.
One down, one to go.
Thinking all was lost after bucking off his third horse, Muncy, the 2007 world champion, staged a miraculous comeback in the last of the six rounds to win the Nov. 10-13 Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta.
He went into the last performance trailing Canada’s Rylan Geiger by $12,000, but stuck an 87.5 point ride on a whirling outlaw named MF4 to snatch the buckle.
“This is a dream come true,” Muncy said. “It’s unbelievable. I’m really thankful.”
Muncy was one of three Americans to haul CFR titles back over the border, being joined by tie-down roper Tyson Durfey of Colbert, Wash. – his third Canadian title – and barrel racer Trula Churchill of Valentine, Neb.
The other champions at Rexall Place were bareback rider Dusty LaValley, steer wrestler Cody Cassidy, team ropers Levi Simpson and Tyrel Flewelling, and bull rider Chad Besplug. Kyle Thomson was the all-around champion and Curtis Cassidy the high-point champion.
        “If you’re one of the top 50, and you say it’s not your goal to win a gold buckle, you’re a liar. It is the most coveted prize, and sometimes too much for some guys, but it’s always in your thinking.”
– Bull rider Bobby Welsh, telling Humps N Horns his mindset as he approaches his seventh consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
4. Hesston by Massey Ferguson donates tractor to ProRodeo Hall of Fame auction
        COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As part of its new sponsorship deal with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Hesston by Massey Ferguson will be donating a Massey Ferguson tractor to be auctioned at the Nov. 28 Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala in Las Vegas.
The Massey Ferguson 1635HL will be the centerpiece of the silent and live auction portion of the gala at the South Point Hotel & Casino’s Grand Ballroom. All proceeds will go to benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Massey Ferguson 1635HL with front-end loader is a 35.7 horsepower tractor with robust steel and cast-iron construction, four-wheel drive, and independent rear and mid PTOs. It has been designed with innovative features that make it easier to operate and even downright luxurious with uncluttered easy-to-understand controls, a roomy operator’s area and a list of options that goes on forever. The list price of this tractor is $29,000.
Other live auction items at the Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala include a two-night stay and two days of golf at George Strait’s The Resort at Tapatio Springs in the Texas hill country, a custom saddle made for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame by Cactus Saddlery, a “Spinnin’ in Vegas” bronze commissioned by Coors from artist Steve Miller and a Stadium Cowboy print by artist Sophy Brown.
Tickets to the gala are $100 apiece or $900 for a table of 10. The price includes dinner and dancing to the songs of Susie Dobbs. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 719.528.4714 or 719.528.4748 to make reservations.
The banquet will pay tribute to this year’s Legend of ProRodeo Shawn Davis, a three-time world champion saddle bronc rider and current general manager of the Wrangler NFR.
5. Next Up
Nov. 18       Citrus Stampede Rodeo, Inverness, Fla., begins
Dec. 1         Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas, begins
Dec. 2         Benny Binion Buckin Horse and Bull Sale, Las Vegas, begins
6. News and notes from the rodeo trail
The Belle Fourche Roundup Committee is planning a Wrangler NFR Sendoff for South Dakota’s entrants in the “Super Bowl of Rodeo” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Mulligan at the Belle Fourche Country Club. There will be a social hour, autograph session, auction and a dance with music by Jim Kallas … The Longview (Texas) Rodeo Arena has been shut down by city officials as a safety risk, and the facility requires a renovation estimated at $1.1 million if the PRCA rodeo is to go on as planned in April. The Longview City Council is expected to vote next month on whether to use general fund reserves to replace the 70-year-old grandstands, the lights and the announcer’s stand. “Contestants come into town, they stay at our hotels, they buy gas at our convenience stores, they buy Western clothes,” said Mary Ramos, director of the East Texas Tourism Association. “Canceling the rodeo would be a blow to the local economy.” The rodeo brings an estimated 8,000 people to town each spring … Bareback rider Larry “Wild Man” Sandvick, a 12-time Wrangler NFR qualifier (1992-93, 1995-2004), recently purchased Beast Master Bareback Riggin Company from Dennis Schmidt and is operating it out of Kaycee, Wyo., as Wild Man Riggins. He has sold his redesigned riggings, which he says are “more horse and rider friendly,” to 2011 Wrangler NFR contestants Wes Stevenson and Royce Ford … The contract personnel for the 2012 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City has been selected – Announcers: Wayne Brooks and Greg Simas; Secretary: Cindy Rosser; Assistant secretary: Sherry Gibson; Timers: Allison VanKomen and Irene Singer. Bullfighters: Eric Layton and Josh Rivinius; Pickup men: Duane Gilbert and Shawn Calhoun; Barrelman: Crash Cooper and Specialty act: Troy Lerwill … The 2012 National Circuit Finals Steer Roping will be held April 21-22 at Torrington, Wyo. … Five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer, steer wrestler Ronnie Fields and bull rider Austin Meier all appeared in a public service announcement video called Buckles Are My Business that won the PSA of the Year Award this year at the International Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. The video was produced to stress the importance of using seat belts … Anne Ziolkowski Christensen was posthumously given the Ben Kobza Award by the Badlands Circuit this fall for her contributions to rodeo. “Anne Z,” who died in May of this year, was the driving force behind the PRCA’s Crazy Horse Stampede in Crazy Horse, S.D. She grew up the sixth of 10 children of Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski, the sculptors of the Crazy Horse mountain carving in progress. Anne, along with several of her siblings, worked at their father’s life goal: to complete a monument honoring the North American Indian people. She oversaw the operations of the Indian Museum of North America and its gifts shops at the Memorial, as well as the special events on the Crazy Horse grounds. Anne loved horses and cowboys, and she was the visionary who worked to incorporate a Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo alongside the Great Plains Indian Rodeo Association events that are held in mid-June.
7. 2011 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile……….…$259,043
BB: Kaycee Feild………………..$140,660
SW: Dean Gorsuch……………..$100,511
TR-1: Derrick Begay..……….. $118,754
TR-2: Cesar de la Cruz…………$118,754
SB: Taos Muncy..….…………..$155,443
TD: Tuf Cooper………………….$145,311
BR: Shane Proctor……………….$171,758
SR: Trevor Brazile…………………$77,162

8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as ofNov. 14, 2011.
For the 2012 season (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 85; saddle bronc riding, 85; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 70; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.
Bareback Riding
1.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas    $8,457
2.      Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.         6,484
3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.        4,793
4.      Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas      3,780
5.      Matt Bright, Azle, Texas         3,687
6.      Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas     3,524
7.      Matthew Smith, Clinton, Miss.    3,030
8.      Tyson Thompson, Bradley, Calif.  2,770
9.      Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.    2,558
10.     Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.         2,537
11.     Yance Day, Fort Scott, Kan.      2,533
12.     Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif.   2,447
13.     Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah       2,337
14.     George Gillespie IV, Placerville, Calif.         2,270
15.     Dave Worsfold, Wandoan, Queensland, Australia     2,154
16.     Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.     2,129
17.     Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas         1,840
18.     Morgan Heaton, Paradise, Utah    1,824
19.     Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.    1,796
20.     Danny Webb, Cottonwood, Calif.   1,452
Steer Wrestling
1.      Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta  $7,537
2.      Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo.       5,897
3.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    5,534
4.      Ben Goodman, Beaumont, Texas     4,964
5.      Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla.      4,047
6.      Termaine Debose, Anderson, Texas         3,825
7.      Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.     3,769
8.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       3,519
9.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   3,026
10.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.      2,908
11.     John Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.     2,874
12.     Sterling Wallace, Justin, Texas  2,342
13.     Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.         2,327
14.     Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii        2,297
15.     Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.         2,280
16.     Tyler Harris, Cole Camp, Mo.     2,131
17.     Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.  2,120
18.     Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.  2,022
19.     Jaren Whitman, Belgrade, Mont.   2,006
        Rowdy Hays, Dillon, Mont.        2,006
Team Roping (header)
1.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        $6,876
2.      Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas         5,863
3.      Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas       5,627
4.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.         5,461
5.      Dustin Davis, Texarkana, Texas   5,289
6.      Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla.       5,100
7.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.       3,780
8.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   3,558
9.      Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       3,459
10.     Blaine Linaweaver, Leavenworth, Kan.     3,306
11.     Danny Leslie, San Miguel, Calif.         2,955
12.     Kaston Peavy, Bay Minette, Ala.  2,686
13.     Caleb Mitchell, Mason, Texas     2,601
14.     Morgan Jones, Leighton, Ala.     2,458
15.     T.J. Collett, Paso Robles, Calif.        2,237
16.     Justin Lovell, Grapeland, Texas  2,207
17.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.    2,054
18.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   1,939
19.     Tyler Magnus, Mason, Texas       1,927
20.     Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas       1,923
Team Roping (heeler)
1.      Tyler Barton, Buckner, Ark.      $7,169
2.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   6,876
3.      John Philipp, Washington, Texas  5,863
4.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.  5,461
5.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas  5,289
6.      Cole Davison, Madisonville, Texas        5,149
7.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     5,100
8.      Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.    3,780
9.      Mike Monighetti, Los Alamos, Calif.      3,681
10.     Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas    3,558
11.     Larry Hammons, San Antonio, Texas        3,459
12.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.         2,955
13.     Derick Freeman, Dadeville, Ala.  2,458
14.     Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.    2,316
15.     Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.     2,237
16.     Sid Sporer, Cody, Wyo.   2,212
17.     Boogie Ray, Mabank, Texas        2,207
18.     Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas        2,054
19.     Jake Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.         1,981
20.     Shawn Brown, Llano, Texas        1,927
Saddle Bronc Riding
1.      Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.        $8,619
2.      Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba   6,580
3.      Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.      4,712
4.      Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.      3,843
5.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah       3,842
6.      Andrew Counts, Abbeville, S.C.   3,528
7.      Jake Wright, Milford, Utah       3,224
8.      Bryan Hammons, Victoria, Texas   2,928
9.      Kobyn Williams, Haughton, La.    2,492
10.     Jake Halverson, Amarillo, Texas  2,069
11.     Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D.    1,879
12.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand      1,853
        Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah      1,853
14.     Mert Bradshaw, Eagle Point, Ore.         1,846
15.     Alex Wright, Milford, Utah       1,787
16.     Aaron Lide, College Station, Texas       1,642
17.     Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah    1,452
18.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas   1,397
19.     Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.       1,310
20.     Justin Browning, Sulphur, La.    1,159
Tie-down Roping
1.      Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.   $6,001
2.      Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.       4,771
3.      Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas      4,673
4.      Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La.  3,778
5.      Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.      3,667
6.      Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.       3,492
7.      Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah    3,443
8.      Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.    3,256
9.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    2,996
10.     Blake Deckard, Eufaula, Okla.    2,914
11.     C.J. DeForest Jr., Wheatland, Calif.     2,522
12.     Beau Marshall, Truth or Consequences, N.M.       2,314
13.     Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.         2,312
14.     Clint B. Cooper, Pasa Robles, Calif.     2,295
15.     Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.    2,287
16.     Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas        2,263
17.     Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.       2,115
18.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       2,050
19.     Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo.     2,043
        Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta    2,043
Steer Roping
1.      Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.     $3,856
2.      Guy Allen, Santa Anna, Texas     2,878
3.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   2,642
4.      Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.  2,167
5.      Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas      2,048
6.      Jay Peters, San Antonio, Texas   1,653
7.      Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas       1,422
8.      J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.    1,120
9.      Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas    1,065
10.     Trey Wallace, George West, Texas         927
11.     Shay Good, Midland, Texas        891
12.     Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas       882
        Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas    882
14.     J.B. Whatley, Gardendale, Texas  771
15.     Riley Christophersen, Clarksville, Texas         734
        J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas    734
17.     Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas    637
18.     Jason Evans, Huntsville, Texas   606
19.     Coy Thompson, Whitewood, S.D.    541
20.     Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.         386
        Neal Wood, Needville, Texas      386
Bull Riding
1.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas       $8,492
2.      Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, La.  8,122
3.      Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas    6,253
4.      Myron Duarte, Auburn, Wash.      5,880
5.      Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas  4,897
6.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        4,459
7.      Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas         4,015
8.      Sammy Matthews, Springville, Calif.      3,505
9.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      3,395
10.     Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.      3,076
11.     Trent Cormier, Houma, La.        2,995
12.     Chance Smart, Philadelphia, Miss.        2,958
13.     Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas      2,924
14.     Beau Brooks, Strathmore, Alberta         2,771
15.     Jarrod Ford, Greeley, Colo.      2,653
16.     Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho        2,549
17.     Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.      2,516
18.     Tater Hins, Huron, S.D.  2,444
19.     Jeremy Kolich, Norco, Calif.     2,390
20.     Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas      2,373
*2012 Barrel Racing (through Nov. 14, 2011)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.            $14,743
2. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.                             7,103
3. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas                                  6,872
4. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas                               5,808
5. Reagan Dillard, Granbury, Texas                                  5,392
6. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas                                   4,131
7. Kim Schulze, Elbert, Colo.                                       3,756
8. Jennilee Thompson, Duncombe, Iowa                        3,711
9. Paige Conrado, Hudson, Colo.                             3,461
10. Tammi Pettis, Osteen, Fla.                              3,158
11. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb.                                2,737
12. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas                                   2,713
13. Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla.                                    2,590
14. Danyelle Campbell, Beaumont, Calif.                     2,579
15. Terikay Leibrand, Williston, N.D.                       2,443
16. June Holeman, Arcadia, Neb.                             2,335
17. Morgan Figueroa, Bandera, Texas                         2,276
18. Mattie Little-Jackson, Ardmore, Okla.                           2,249
19. Rachel Primm, Washoe Valley, Nev.                       2,214
20. Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho                   1,985
9. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as ofNov. 14, 2011.
Bareback Riding
1.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas   $8,457
2.      Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.        6,484
3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.       4,793
4.      Matt Bright, Azle, Texas        2,537
        Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.        2,537
6.      Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas     846
        Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.   846
        Mac Erickson, Sundance, Wyo.    846
        Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.   846
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo.      $5,897
2.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.   5,534
3.      Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 5,154
4.      Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla.     4,047
5.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.      3,519
6.      John Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.    2,874
7.      Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La.        2,280
8.      Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.    2,181
9.      Tyler Harris, Cole Camp, Mo.    2,131
10.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas      1,685
        Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.   1,685
12.     Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.   1,536
        Jake Johnson, Fayette, Mo.      1,536
14.     Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore. 1,239
15.     Tyler Haugen, Sturgis, S.D.     942
16.     Zack Cobb, Pampa, Texas 496
17.     Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan. 430
        Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo. 430
        Gabe Burrows, Hugoton, Kan.     430
        Beau Clark, Okmulgee, Okla.     430
Team Roping-Header
1.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas       $6,876
2.      Dustin Davis, Texarkana, Texas  5,289
3.      Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla.      4,423
4.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.        3,846
5.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  3,558
6.      Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas      2,548
7.      Shawn Bessette, Vaughn, Mont.   2,212
8.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.      1,923
        Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas      1,923
10.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 1,779
        Jake Day, Glenrock, Wyo.        1,779
12.     David Key, Stephenville, Texas  1,683
13.     Blake Larmon, Jay, Okla.        1,346
        Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas        1,346
15.     Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.   1,058
        Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.  1,058
17.     Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore.       337
18.     Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz.  288
Team Roping-Heeler
1.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas  $6,876
2.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 5,289
3.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.    4,423
4.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 3,846
5.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas   3,558
6.      Tyler Barton, Buckner, Ark.     2,548
7.      Sid Sporer, Cody, Wyo.  2,212
8.      Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas   1,923
        Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, Calif.   1,923
10.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas      1,779
        Lance Allen, Orchard, Colo.     1,779
12.     Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas      1,683
13.     John Philipp, Washington, Texas 1,346
        Nick Simmons, Colcord, Okla.    1,346
15.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.       1,058
        Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb.   1,058
17.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 337
18.     Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas       288
Saddle Bronc
1.      Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba  $6,168
        Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.       6,168
3.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah      3,259
        Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.     3,259
5.      Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas  1,397
        Jake Wright, Milford, Utah      1,397
7.      Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas      815
        Clayton Zibell, Walnut Grove, Mo.       815
Tie Down Roping
1.      Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla.  $6,001
2.      Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb.      4,771
3.      Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas     4,673
4.      Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.      3,492
5.      Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah   3,443
6.      Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.        2,312
7.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas       2,263
8.      Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.      2,115
9.      Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah      2,050
10.     Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 1,968
11.     Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala.        1,672
12.     Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.      1,623
13.     Dakota Eldridge, Hermiston, Ore.        1,377
14.     Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash.    1,230
15.     Zeb Chapman, Lafayette, Ga.     1,082
16.     Roger Nonella, Klamath Falls, Ore.      1,017
17.     Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga.  959
        Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.       959
19.     Doug Pharr, Resaca, Ga. 344
        Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.    344
        Chris Demases, Boyd, Texas      344
Bull Riding
1.      Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, La. $7,964
2.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      5,909
3.      Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas   4,585
        Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas 4,585
5.      Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 1,985
6.      Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.     1,513
7.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       1,253
8.      Beau Hill, West Glacier, Mont.  603
        Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas        603
10.     Buck Moon, Sargent, Neb.        213
        Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.     213
        Sunshine Schwartz, Anoka, Minn. 213
13.     Cody Johansen, Gill, Colo.      166
        Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        166
        Garrett Vig, Newell, S.D.       166
        Josh Daries, Salinas, Calif.    166
       Ryan Shanklin, Rocksprings, Texas                           166
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