CALDWELL, Idaho — Nancy Hunter might not be an official land owner here in Caldwell, Idaho, but she and her horse Flit N Fuzz definitely own a piece of the Caldwell Night Rodeo arena.
Hunter and Fuzz have won the rodeo here four out of the last five years. An overturned barrel in 2013 kept them from a perfect record. The Neola, Utah, cowgirl stopped the clock in 17.40 seconds in the first round and won $314 last Tuesday. She came back to the rodeo Friday night and now has the fastest run of the rodeo here so far at 17.13 seconds.
This gave her the second round win, an additional $1,882 and put’s her in contention for another championship. She is currently in second place in the overall standings with a total time of 34.53 seconds behind Jill Welsh who also competed here Friday.
Welsh, a two-time cancer survivor from Parker, Ariz., has a total time of 34.46 seconds. She placed third in the first round with a 17.25 then came back Friday and stopped the clock in 17.21 seconds. That put her second in round and got her a check for $1,614.
Hunter is currently 7th in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world standings. Welsh is 11th. There is a real possibility that fans will be able to watch both of these women at the upcoming Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December in Las Vegas.
Four-time world champion bareback rider Kaycee Feild qualified for Saturday night’s championship round by virtue of his 81-point ride on Friday. Feild who is fourth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings qualified for the finals here in fifth place. He won this rodeo in 2012 and would like to add another title to his lengthy rodeo resume.
There will be two Wrights representing the Milford, Utah, bronc riding family in the final round. Rusty Wright, son of world champion Cody Wright and his uncle Jesse Wright, who has also won a world title, are tied for ninth place.
The high-marked ride on Friday went to the 2014 college all-around champion Taygen Schuelke from Newell, S.D. Schuelke had an 82 on Powder River Rodeo’s Dragon to finish in a tie for third place. Schuelke is tied with Beaver, Utah’s CoBurn Bradshaw, who is married to a sister of the Wrights.
Adam Gray is the new leader in the tie-down roping. Gray was just out of the money in the first round, came back and stopped the clock in 8.0 seconds to tie for fourth in the second round on Friday night. He now has a total of 16.3 seconds on two runs and is looking for his first Caldwell Night Rodeo championship. Gray if 15th in the world standings and needs every penny he can get to secure his fifth NFR qualification.
There will be more junior rodeo in the arena on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. That will be followed with the professional rodeo at 8 p.m. where champions in all of the events will be determined.
More information is available at www.caldwellnightrodeo.com.
The following are unofficial results from the Caldwell Night Rodeo.
FOURTH PERFORMANCE —
Bareback Riding: (three rides) 1, Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, 81 points on Franklin Rodeo’s Ultimately Cash. 2, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 78. 3, Richmond Champion, Stephenville, Texas, 75.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 6.2 seconds. 2, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 6.3. 3, Payson Munns, Rexburg, Idaho, 13.8. 4, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 14.3.
Team Roping: 1, Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 4.1 seconds. 2, Travis and Tyler Whitlow, 4.3. 3, Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah and Cole Wilson, Lake Shore, Utah, 5.7.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Taygen Schuelke, Newell, S.D., 82 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Dragon. 2, Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D., 80. 3, (tie) Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah and Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D., 79 each.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 8.0 seconds. 2, Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif., 8.5. 3, Stran Smith, Childress, Texas, 9.2. 4, Taylor Christensen, Plain City, Utah, 9.8.
Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 17.13 seconds. 2, Jill Welsh, Parker, Ariz., 17.21. 3, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.44. 4, Deb Guelly, Okotoks, Alberta, 17.48.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M., 84 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Earl Sports. 2, McKennon Wimberly, Cool, Texas, 81.
CURRENT LEADERS —
Bareback Riding: (first round winners and final round qualifiers) 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84 points on C5 Rodeo’s 9-1, $3,286. 2, (tie) Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, and Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 83, $2,191 each. 4, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 82, $1,025. 5, (tie) Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., and Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, 81, $657. 7, (tie) Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta; Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas; and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 80, $256. 10, Clayton Jon Biglow, Clements, Calif., 79. 11, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 78.
Steer Wrestling: (second round winners) 1, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 3.6, $2,452. 2, (tie) Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 4.5, $1,973. 4, (tie) Morgan Grant, Granton, Ontario; Shayne Bennett, Riverton, Utah; and Jake Kraupie, Bridgeport, Neb., 4.6, $1,173. 7, (tie) Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, and Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 4.8 and $373 each. (total on two – final round qualifiers) 1, Knowles, 8.4. 2, Hass, 9.0. 3, Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 10.0. 4, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 10.6. 5, Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore., 10.8. 6, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 10.9. 7, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 11.3. 8, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 11.7. 9, Tait Kvistad, Grover, Colo., 11.8. 10, Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 12.0. 10, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc., 12.2. 12, Biff Swan, Dickinson, N.D., 12.3.
Team Roping: (second round winners) 1, JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas, 4.0 seconds, $2,032. 2, Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 4.1, $1,767. 3, Travis and Tyler Whitlow, Queen Creek, Ariz., 4.3, $1,502. 4, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas, 4.8, $1,237. 5, (tie) Manny Egusquiza, Jr., Marianna, Fla., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.; Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., and Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 5.0, $706. 8, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 5.1, $177. (total on two – final round qualifiers) 1, Jake Cooper and McKnight, 9.3. 2,(tie) Brown and VonAhn; and Masters and Graves; 9.8. 4, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 10.0. 5, (tie) Egusquiza and Tryan; and Rogers and Petska; 10.4. 7, Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah and Cole Wilson, Lake Shore, Utah, 10.7. 8, Minor and Minor, 10.8. 9, Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texsas, and Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas, 12.5. 10, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 14.7. 11, Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 14.8. 12, David Key, Stephenville, Texas, and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 15.2.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round winners and final round qualifiers) 1, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 86 points on C5 Rodeo’s Katie, 86, $2,662. 2, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 84, $2,041. 3, (tie) CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, and Taygen Schuelke, Newell, S.D., 82, $1,242. 5, (tie) Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta; Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas; and Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.; 81, $473. 8, Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D., 80, $266. 9, (tie) Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.; Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah; Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah; and Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.; 79.
Tie Down Roping: (second round winners) 1, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 7.1 seconds, $2,335. 2, (tie) Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, and Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan., 7.8 each, $1,878. 4, (tie) Dillon Holder, Eugene, Mo., and Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 8.0, $1,269. 6, (tie) Morgan Grant, Granton, Ontario; Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas; Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas; and Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.; 8.1, $381 each. (total on two—final round qualifiers) 1, Adam Gray, 16.3. 2, (tie) Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., and Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas; 16.8 each. 4, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 17.0. 5, Stran Smith, Childress, Texas, 17.2. 6, (tie) Holder and Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, 17.4. 8, Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas, 17.8. 9, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 17.4. 10, (tie) Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, and Zane Blandford, San Angelo, Texas, 18.1. 12, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 18.2.
Women’s Barrel Race: (second round winners) 1, Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 17.13 seconds, $1,882. 2, Jill Welsh, Parker, Ariz., 17.21, $1,614. 3, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.22, $1,345. 4, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.39, $1,165. 5, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 17.40, $896. 6, Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif., 17.41, $717. 8, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.44, $538. 8, Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 17.46, $359. 9, Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 17.47, $289. 10,Deb Guelly, Okotoks, Alberta, 17.48, $179. (total on two – final round qualifiers) 1, Welsh, 34.46. 2, Hunter, 34.53. 3, Wall, 34.71. 4, Andrea Busby, Brock, Texas, 34.74. 5, Deb Guelly, Okotoks, Alberta, 34.78. 6, (tie) Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas, and Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 34.80 each. 8, Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont., 34.91. 10, Kelly Schnaufer, Pueblo, Colo., 17.52. 11, Megan Lewis, Twin Falls, Idaho, 35.05. 12, Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 35.06.
Bull Riding: (first round leaders) 1, Aaron Pass, Dallas, Texas, 88 points on Powder River Rodeo’s 16X. 2, Krutis Turner, Washington, Utah, 85. 3, Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M., 84. 4, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 83. 5, Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla., 82. 6, McKennon Wimberly, Cool, Texas, 81. 7, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 79. 8, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 76.
Courtesy of PRCA