by Tracy Renck | May 04, 2014
GUYMON, Okla. – The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo was a wedding of something old and something new – at least in bull riding.
Veteran Jason Beck, 32, and Sage Kimzey, 19, shared the spotlight with 92 point rides.
Beck registered his score aboard Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Footloose on May 4 to equal Kimzey’s mark which came on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Line Man on May 3.
“I had never rode that bull, but I’ve seen him a bunch,” Beck said. “Right there in the beginning (of the ride) he had me beat. I really had to hustle up and get in the middle and when I finally did it was fun. I wanted to do it again. I feel great. My body feels good. If anything, I like it when the young guys do well and I can hang with them.”
Beck and Kimzey each pocketed $3,313 for their performances.
“Pete Carr always brings great stock and Line Man was a very good bull,” Kimzey said. “I knew that ride was for sure going to be a 90, but I didn’t how much on the north side of 90 I was going to be. I’m just glad I was able to do my job and it was also great to see Jason do well.”
Beck has been going full-time in the PRCA since 2006 and he’s still chasing his dream of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. His best finish was 21st in the world standings in 2009.
“Any win makes you feel good and my goal every year is to make the NFR,” said Beck, who is from Prairieville, La. “This win helps a lot with my confidence and I just want to keep things rolling.”
Kimzey, meanwhile, has been rolling all season.
The Strong City, Okla., cowboy was first in the April 28 Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings with $72,555. The highlight of his season so far was winning the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo and the San Antonio (Texas) Xtreme Bulls on the same day in February.
He parlayed his shared title in Guymon with an outright win at this weekend’s Chisolm Trail Stampede in Duncan, Okla., with a 91-point ride.
“This year has been crazy,” Kimzey said. “This is something a 19-year-old kid doesn’t really get to experience much. This is everything I’ve dreamed about.”
This season is definitely no fluke for Kimzey. A year ago he set a PRCA record for most money won on a permit in a single season with $47,726.
Other winners at the $276,003 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($11,376, tie-down roping, team roping and steer roping), bareback riders Tim O’Connell (86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet’s Web) and Richmond Champion (86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Fancy Free), steer wrestler Quinn Campbell (13.2 seconds on three head), team ropers Turtle Powell and Dakota Kirchenschlager (23.6 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Chad Ferley (86 points on D&H Cattle’s Shaken Not Stirred), steer roper Chance Kelton, 68.1 seconds on five head, and barrel racer Alicia Stockton (34.61 seconds on two runs).
Courtesy of PRCA