Wins boost cowboys in world rankings, pad pocketbooks and outfit belts with new trophy buckles
St. Paul, Ore. – The 80th annual St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo wrapped up after five performances and out of 500-plus cowboy and cowgirl competitors, nine went home with championship gold buckles.
It’s the second time for Jessy Davis to win a St. Paul buckle. The Power, Montana cowboy won the title in 2008, and again this year, with the same score both times: 87 points. This year it was aboard the Korkow Rodeos horse Foxy Lady that he made his winning ride.
Davis is a veteran in the pro rodeo world, having competed for over ten years and having qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the world championship of pro rodeo, six of those years. Before Cowboy Christmas started, one of the busiest weeks in the rodeo world, Davis was ranked twenty-first in the standings, six holes out of the top fifteen who qualify for the Wrangler NFR.
His winning check of $10,000 should leapfrog him to the top fifteen. And as of Saturday night, he was placing in Oakley, Calif. and West Jordan, Utah. If his scores hold at those rodeos, he’ll go even higher in the rankings.
The first St. Paul Rodeo buckle Davis won sits in his trophy case at home, and it’s one of the trophies that visitors notice when they look at his mementos. “They give great buckles,” Davis said. “They’re awesome buckles. St. Paul (rodeo) has been around forever, and it’s one of those deals, you just like looking at (the buckle.)”
The crowd roared as Davis made a victory lap around the arena, and loved it. “I’m glad they’re so into rodeo,” he said.
Five-time world champion steer wrestler left St. Paul as champ, with a time of 8.8 seconds on two head.
He’s fifth in the world standings, headed to his fourteenth Wrangler NFR, even though an injury this spring sidelined him temporarily. “The year started off good,” he said, “then I got hurt at Logandale” (Nev.) Branquinho, who dislocated his left shoulder, sat out for five weeks, which was a blessing in disguise. “It wasn’t all bad,” he said. “I got to catch all of the baseball season for my kids.” He and his wife Lindsay have two young sons, ages seven and four.
Even though he’s fifth in the world, he doesn’t give any mind to the world standings. “I try not to pay any attention to that stuff, “ he said. “It doesn’t do any good till December.” The goal during the regular season: “We come out andtry to win as much as we can while we’re out here.”
Other 2015 St. Paul Rodeo champions include tie-down roper Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. (17.3 seconds on two head), bull riders Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. and Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, B.C.(86 points each), saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. (87), and team ropers Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. A new arena record was set in the barrel racing by the 2015 champion Callie DuPerier. The Boerne, Texas cowgirl had a time of 16.38 seconds. It broke the old record set in 2001 by Debbie Stahl, which was 16.63 seconds.
Make plans to attend the 2016 St. Paul Rodeo, which will be July 1-4. For more information, visit the rodeo’s website at www.StPaulRodeo.com. For more rodeo results, visit ProRodeo.com.
Final results, St. Paul Rodeo, July 1-4, 2015
Bareback Riding – 2015 Champion – Jessy Davis
1. Jessy Davis, Power Mont. 87 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Foxy Lady; 2. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 86; 3. (tie) Tyler Nelson, Victor, Ida., Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, and Nick Gutzwiler, Edwall, Wash. 85 points each; 6. (tie) Josi Young, Buhl, Ida., R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore., Jared Smith, Eastland, Texas, and Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah 84 each.
1st go round
1. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 4.0 seconds; 2. Carl Seiders, Adrian, Ore. 4.3; 3. Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 4.6; 4. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 4.9; 5. (tie) Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. and Cole Edge, Durant, Okla. 5.0 each; 7. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Ark. 5.1; 8. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. 5.2.
1. (tie) Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas, and Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 4.1 each; 3. Austin Manning, Kuna, Ida. 4.2; 4. (tie) Sam Mackenzie, Jordan Valley, Ore. and Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 4.8; 6. Shayde Etherton, Borden, Ind. 4.9; 7. Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Ida. 5.0; 8. (tie) Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., and Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif. 5.1 each;
Average –, 2015 Champion Luke Branquinho
1. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 8.8 seconds on 2 head; 2. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 9.0; 3. Austin Manning, Kuna, Ida. 9.5; 4. Cole Edge, Durant, Okla. 10.1; 5. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas 10.5; 6. Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 10.6; 7. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 11.1; 8. Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif. 11.2.
Bull riding – 2015 Champions Brennon Eldred and Ty Pozzobon
1. (tie) Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.,on Corey and Lange Rodeo’s Totally Annoying and Ty Pozzobon on Corey and Lange Rodeo’s Chucky 86 points each; 3. (tie) Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. and Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 85 each; 5. Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah and Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn. 84; 7. (tie) Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas and Trey Benton, III 82 each.
Tie Down Roping
1st go round
1. (tie) Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. and Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 8.4 each; 3. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 8.7; 4. J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah 8.8; 5. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 9.1; 6. (tie) Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Wash. and Justin Brinkerhoff, Corinee, Utah 9.2 each; 8. (tie) K.C. Miller, San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Tyson Durfey, Savannah, Mo. 9.4 each.
2nd go round
1. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 8.2 seconds; 2. Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 8.4; 3. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 8.7; 4. (tie) Shane Erickson, Terrebonne, Ore. and Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif 8.8 each; 6. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 8.9; 7. Tyler Prcin, Alvord, Texas 9.1; 8. Jared Ferguson, Cottonwood, Calif. 9.4.
Average –- 2015 Champion – Shane Hanchey
1. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 17.3 seconds on 2 head; 3. Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 18.0; 3. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 18.3; 4. J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah 18.4; 5. Tyler Prcin, Alvord, Texas 18.8; 6. Tyson Durfey, Savannah, Mo. 18.9; 7. (tie) Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas and Blair Burk, Durant, Okla. 19.5 each.
Saddle bronc riding – 2015 Champion Taos Muncy
1. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 87 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Rekker; 2. (tie) Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, Doug Aldridge, Carthage, Mo., Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah and Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, M.B., 85 each; 6. (tie) Taygen Schuelke, Newell, S.D., Joaquin Real, Santa Paul, Calif., Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alb,, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. and Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 84 each.
1st go round
1. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 4.7 seconds; 2. (tie) Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz./Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville Nev. and Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 4.8 each; 4. (tie) Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont./B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz., and Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif./Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 5.0 each; 6. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont./Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 5.1; 7. Matt Sherwood, Pima Ariz./Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 5.2; 8. (tie) Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla./Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. and Tyler Waters, Stephenville, Texas/Steve Northcott, Odessa, Texas 5.4 each.
2nd go round
1. Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alb./Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, B.C. 4.3 seconds; 2. (tie) Lane Santos, Karney Creston, Calif./Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. and Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas/Kollin Von Ahn, Blanchard, Okla. 4.4 each; 4. Adam Rose, Willard, Mo./Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 4.6; 5.Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont./Jett Hillman, Purcell, Okla. 4.7; 6. (tie) Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz./Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Jake Stanley, Hermiston, Ore./Taylor Justin Duby, Homedale, Ida. 5.1 each; 8. (tie) Erich Rogers Round Rock, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., Mike McGinn, Haines, Ore./Bill Justus, Haines Ore. and Tyler Waters, Stephenville Texas/Steve Northcutt, Odessa, Texas 5.5 each
Average –2015 Champions – Erich Rogers and Cory Petska
1. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 10.3 seconds on 2 head; 2. Derrick Began, Seba Dalkai, Ariz./Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville Nev. 10.4; 3. Tyler Waters, Stephenville Texas/Steve Northcutt, Odessa, Texas 10.9; 4. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz./Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz. 11.2; 5. Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla./Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 11.3; 6. Mike McGinn, Haines, Ore./Bill Justus, Haines Ore. 12.5; 7. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont./Jett Hillman, Purcell, Okla. 12.7; 8. Adam Rose, Willard, Mo./Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 13.9.
Barrel racing – 2015 Champion Callie DuPerier
1. Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas 16.38 seconds; 2. Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif. 16.53; 3. Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 16.57; 4. (tie) Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif. and Kelsie Miller, Riley, Ore. 16.72 each; 6. Jamie Hinton, Boerne, Texas 16.77; 7. Shane Falon, Yakima, Wash. 16.88; 8. Jill Welsh, Parker, Ariz. 16.90; 9. (tie) Alicia Stockton, Stephenville, Texas, Mary Hays, Hermiston, Ore., and Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 16.92 each; 12. Samantha Boone, Cheney,Wash. 16.96; 13, Brittany Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif. 16.99; 14. Susan Duont, Aurota, Ore. 17.06; 15. (tie) Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas and Megan McLeod, Marsing, Ida. 17.11 each.
** All results are unofficial. For more information, visit www.prorodeo.com.