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Contestants are One Step Closer to San Antonio Rodeo Championships

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

Frenchman Evan Jayne had to win the final round of Semifinals 1 to advance to Saturday night’s finals at the San Antonio Rodeo. That’s just what he did with this 85.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie. San Antonio Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Wednesday night was crunch time for several contestants at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo.

Hoping to advance out of Semifinals 1 into Saturday night’s Finals, they had to earn money to have any hopes of a title here. One of those that stepped up to the plate is two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Evan Jayne who is a native of France.

Jayne came to Texas as an exchange student in high school pursuing his dreams of being a rodeo cowboy and never looked back. His ability to ride under pressure was evident in the semifinals. He tied for third place on Tuesday, then came back and won the second round. His 85.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie added $4,277 to his earnings.

He came into the semifinals at the bottom of the pack with $2,281 in earnings. He now is second behind reigning world champion Tim O’Connell. Jayne has $8,162 compared to O’Connell’s $10,550.

Steer wrestler Nick Guy, from Sparta, Wis., moved to the top of the leaderboard in the semifinals with his second-round win. He stopped the clock in 3.9 seconds, added $4,277 to his earnings and will enter the finals with $8,803. Saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley did the same thing. Crawley, the 2015 world champion who makes his home at Boerne rode Three Hills Rodeo’s Mr. Haney for 82.5 points and the win. His total earnings of $10,265 secured him a spot on Saturday night. His younger brother Sterling Crawley from Stephenville, also advanced.

Joe Frost remains at the top of the bull riding standings after riding his fifth bull in the AT&T Center. Frost, from Randlett, Utah finished third on Wednesday with an 84. Roscoe Jarboe, from New Plymouth, Idaho and two-time San Antonio champion Sage Kimzey, from Strong City, Okla., were first and second. All three will advance to the finals with Frost at the top of the board with $15,706 in earnings.

Thursday night’s rodeo see Semifinals 2 beginning. Rodeo action starts at 7 p.m. with another group of contestants trying to qualify for Saturday night’s finals.

The following are results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, the 12-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. Complete results are available at sarodeo.com

Semifinals 1, round 2 followed by total money (Final round qualifiers) —

Bareback Riding: 1, Evan Jayne, Marseille, France, 85.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie, $4,277. 2, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 84, $3,208. 3, Justin Miller, Billings, Mont., 83.5, $2,139. 4, Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah, 83, $1,069. (total money) 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, $10,550. 2, Jayne, $8,162. 3, Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La., $7,485. 4, Aus, $7,199. 5, Miller, $6,701.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 3.9 seconds, $4,277. 2, Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., 4.0, $3,208. 3, Kyle whitaker, Chambers, Neb., 4.7, $2,139. 4, Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas, 5.1, $1,069. (total money) 1, Guy, $8,804. 2, Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., $7,413. 3, (tie) Floyd and Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev., $6,059 each. 5, Whitaker, $5,524.

Team Roping: 1, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil, 4.1 seconds, $4,277. 2, Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 4.5, $3,208. 3, (tie) Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., and Jr.. Dees, and Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S.D., 5.0 and $1,604 each. (total money) 1, Egusquiza and koontz, $11,334. 2, Driggers and Nogueira, $10,835. 3, Buckaloo and Woodard, $6,736. 4, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., $6,629. 5, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas, $4,206.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 82.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Mr. Haney, $4,277. 2, clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 82, $3,208. 3, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 81.5, $2,138. 4, Layson Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, 80, $1,069. (total money) 1, Jacobs Crawley, $10,264. 2, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., $9,409. 3, Sterling Crawley, $8,697. 4, Elliott, $8,198. 5, Tyrell Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont., $6,059.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 6.9 seconds, $4,277. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.1, $3,208. 3, (tie) J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah and Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas, 7.3, $1,604 each. (total money) 1, Costa, $9,267. 2, Hanchey, $8,839. 3, Hunter Herrin, apache, Okla., $8,269. 4, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, $5,560. 5, Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallowater, Texas, $5,061.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, (tie) Amberleigh Moore, Keizer, Ore., and Nicole Riggle, Scottsdale, Ariz., 14.05 and $3,742 each. 3, Sabra O’Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 14.06, $2,138. 4, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 14.13, $1,069. (total money) 1, Moore, $14,863. 2, Riggle, $8,233. 3, O’Quinn, $8,198. 4, Sammi Besswert, Grand Junction, Colo., $6,415. 5, Nellie miller, Cottonwood, Calif., $3,422.

Bull Riding: 1, Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho, 87 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Smoke on the Water, $4,277. 2, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 85, $3,208. 3, joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 84, $2,138. 4, Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho, 78.5, $1,069. (total money) 1, Frost, $15,706. 2, Jarboe, $7,128. 3, Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla., $6,796. 4, Kimzey, $5,679. 5, Kurtis Turner, Washington, Utah, $4,966.