By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) — The third bracket of competition came to a close at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo on Thursday with three reigning champions earning a spot in the semifinals.
Wyatt Smith, who won last year’s steer wrestling championship, secured a spot by winning the first round and placing in the second. The Rexburg, Idaho resident tied for second place in the money standings.
The pressure was on two other champions, bull rider Sage Kimzey and tie-down roper Jesse Clark. Both had earned some money in the first two rounds but needed to add to that in order to advance.
Clark, from Portales, N.M., had the fastest tie-down roping run of the night, stopping the clock in 7.4 seconds, and earning $2,281. He finished second in the money earnings with $2,851 behind Cimarron Boardman from Stephenville who has $3,422.
In one respect Kimzey has been the most successful bull rider in the third bracket because he was the only one to ride all three bulls. However, his scores put him in the lower ranges of the pay scale. He finished third here Thursday with a 79-point ride. That added $1,141 to his earnings giving him a total of $2,281 which tied for third and fourth place, enough to get him to the semifinals.
Kimzey took the bull riding world by storm here last year winning the rodeo and the Xtreme Bulls. That was worth over $40,000 and put him on pace to win his first world title. He will be back at the semifinals ready hoping to add to his earnings and have the opportunity for two more championships here on Feb. 28.
The big money winner in bracket three was once again a barrel racer. Four-time world champion Sherry Cervi is known for her great horsemanship and showed that to fans here. She won two rounds and placed second in another earning $6,273. Cervi won this rodeo in 2003 the first year it was held in the AT&T Center.
New contestants are making their way here to compete in bracket four. The first round of competition will be Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The following are results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which features over $1.65 million in cash and prizes.
Bareback Riding: (third round) 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Peaches N Cream, $2,281. 2, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 83, $1,711. 3, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 82, $1,141. 4, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, 80, $570. (total money) 1, Feild, $4,562. 2, Bennett, $3,422. 3, Ratliff, $2,851. 4, Davis, $1,711.
Steer Wrestling: (third round) 1,Bray Armes, Ponder, Texs, 3.9 seconds, $2,281. 2, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 4.0, $1,711. 3, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 4.3, $1,141. 4, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 4.4, $570. (total money) 1, Martin, $3,992. 2, (tie) Armes and Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, $3,136 each. 4, Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore., $2,281.
Team Roping: (third round) 1,Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 5.8 seconds, $2,281. 2, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 6.3, $1,711. 3, Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb., 10.5, $1,141. 4, Ethan Fox, Bonham, Texas, and Boogie Ray, Mabank, Texas, 14.8, $570. (total money) 1, Adam Rose, Willard, Mo., and York Gill, Stephenville, Texas, $4,562. 2, (tie) Wade and Harrell; and Tryan and Kelly, $3,422 each. 4, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., $2,281.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (third round) 1, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 85 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Junior Bonner, $2,281. 2, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 83. 3, Sam Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, 82, $1,141. 4, Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 65, $570. (total money) 1, DeMoss, $5,418. 2, (tie) Boore, and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, $2,281. 4, Harter, $1,996.
Tie-Down Roping: (third round) 1. Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., 7.4 seconds, $2,281. 2, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 7.8, $1,711. 3, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 8.5, $1,141. 4, Catfish Brown, Collinsville, Texas, 8.7, $570. (total money) 1, Boardman, $3,422. 2, Clark, $2,851. 3, (tie) Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas and Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, $2,281.
Women’s Barrel Race: (third round) 1, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 13.86 seconds, $2,281. 2, Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas, 13.95, $1,711. 3, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 14.00, $1,141. 4, Liz Herrin, Big Spring, Texas, 14.03, $570. (total money) 1, Cervi, $6,273. 2, (tie) Capper and DuPerier, $3,422 each. 4, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., $2,281.
Bull Riding: (third round) 1, Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D., 84 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Money Man, $2, 281. 2, J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texs, 80, $1,710. 3, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 79, $1,141. 4, (tie) Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., and Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., 77, $285. (total money) 1, (tie) Harris and Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., $3,992. 3, (tie) Bertus and Kimzey, $2,281.
Courtesy of PRCA