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Contestants Keep San Antonio Rodeo on their Calendar

Tim Pharr, from Resaca, Georgia, won the second and third rounds of Bracket 1 riding his horse Zannas Frost. San Antonio Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall.

SAN ANTONIO – Two performances at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo on Saturday saw 32 contestants marking their calendars to come back to compete again and 80 more hope to be in the same position after Monday night’s rodeo.

The matinee performance completed all three rounds in Bracket 1 and determined the top-four money earners in each event that will advance to the Semifinals. It’s no surprise to fans who have been following the rodeo here to see Trevor Kastner from Roff, Oklahoma, at the top of the money earners. Kastner was the only bull rider to last eight seconds in the first and second rounds of Bracket 1. That gave him all the prize money in each round.

He came back for the Saturday matinee prepared to win again. That’s just what he did, but this time he had to share the prize money with three other successful contenders. Kastner rodeo Four Star Rodeo’s bull The Bachelor for 85.5 points to bring his total earnings up to $14,269 here so far. He stands to earn a lot more during the Semifinals and Finals.

Hailey Kinsel also had a clean sweep in the barrel racing. The earnings were significantly less than Kastner’s as more barrel racers cashed in. Kinsel still earned $7,135. The reigning college champion was riding her great horse DM Sissy Hayday that she calls Sister. She also will be back here for the Semifinals.

Tim Pharr, from Resaca, Ga., is a veteran in the tie-down roping. He joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999 and has come to the Alamo City nearly every year since then to compete at the prestigious rodeo. Even though he has been here on numerous occasions, he has never had as much success here as he has already this year. Pharr won more money than any other tie-down roper in Bracket 1 at $4,756. His money came from having the fastest times in rounds two and three, which also meant that he got to take the victory lap around the AT&T Center for being the best in his event.

“It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve gotten a check here,” Pharr said. “I’ve never gotten to take a victory lap. It was nice to be able to celebrate a little.”

Pharr’s success came aboard a special horse that is a member of his family. Zannas Frost, a nine-year-old dun mare was born and raised on their ranch. Pharr started riding her as a youngster and turned her into a mount that is dependable, trustworthy and that he can win money on.

“I’ve never had a horse quite like her, and I’ve had a bunch.” He said. “There have been other great horses in my life, but she is definitely at the top of the list. She sure made a difference for me at San Antonio.”

As the contestants from Bracket 1 were leaving, those competing in Bracket 2 were arriving. Their first round of competition was Saturday night and the big highlight was in the bull riding where four bull riders who scored over 80 points. Trey Benton III, from Rock Island, Texas, had an outstanding ride on Beutler and Son Rodeo’s bull named Lumberjack to win it. When the judges added up their scores, 92-points was next to his name. He now owns the highest score of the 2018 rodeo.

Contestants are vying for a piece of $1.7 in prize money along with a list of prizes that includes a championship buckle from the 13-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, one of the most coveted in the sport. Bracket 2 will by testing their skills again on Sunday at 1 p.m.


The following are results after the third and fourth performances of the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, the 13-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year.

Bracket 1, round 3, followed by Semifinals qualifiers –

Third Performance

Bareback Riding: 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 88 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Colorado Bulldog, $2,378. 2, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 85, $1,784. 3, Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo., 81.5, $1,189. 4, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 79, 4595. (Semifinals qualifiers) 1, Foss, $4,756. 2, Shane O’Connell, rapid City, S.D., $4,459. 3, Champion, $3,121. 4, Tim O’Connell, $3,023.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 3.3, $2,378. 2, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 3.9, $1,783. 3, Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb., 4.1, $1,189. 4, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., 4.3, $595. (Semifinals qualifiers) 1, Reeves, $4,459. 2, Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, $3,270. 3, Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore., $2,973. 4, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., $2,378.

Team Roping: 1, Andrew and Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla., 4.7, $2,378. 2, Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla., and Joseph Harrison, overbrook, Okla., 4.8, $1,784. 3, Cody Tew, Belgrade, Mont., and clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev., 6.7, $1,183. 4, Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss., and Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore., 6.3, $494. (total money) 1, Buckaloo and Harrison, $4,756. 2, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, $4,164. 3, (tie) Ward and Ward, and Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., $2,378 each.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 86 points on Beutler and Son Rodeo’s Red Wings, $2,378. 2, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 83.5, $1,784. 3, (tie) Joey Sonnier iii, New Iberia, La., and CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 81 and $892 each. (total money) 1, Crawley, $4,756. 2, (tie) DeMoss and Bradshaw, $2,973.4, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, Canada, $2,378.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga., 7..8 seconds, $2,378. 2, Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif., 8.7, $1,784. 3, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 8.9, $1,189. 4, Reno Gonzales, Scott, La., 9.0, $595. (total money) 1, Ketscher, $5,151. 2, Pharr, $4,756. 3, Marcos Costa, $2,373. 4, Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., $1,784.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 13.84 seconds, $2,378. 2, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 14.04, $1,784. 3, (tie) Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont., and Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas, 14.32 & $892 each. (total money) 1, Kinsel, $7,124. 2, Lockhart, $3,567. 4, Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, $2,081.4, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., $1,784.

Bull Riding: 1, Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla., 85.5 points on Four Star Rodeo’s The Bachelor, $2,378. 2, Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 79, $1,784. 3, Jimy Martens, Donahue, Iowa, 75, $1,180. 4, Kyle Zeigler, Atwood, Kan., 74, $595. (total money) 1, Kastner, $14,269. 2, Bingham, $1,784. 3, Marten, $1,784. 4, Zeigler, $595.

Bracket 2, round 1 –

Fourth Performance

Bareback Riding: 1, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 85.5 points on J Bar J’s Beyond Bugs, $2,378. 2, Jordan Pelton, Halliday, N.D., 84.5, $1784. 3, Orin Larson, Inglis, Manitoba, 81, $1189. 4, (tie) Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La., and Justin McDaniel, Parkfield, Calif., 77, $297 each.

Steer Wrestling: 1, (tie) Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif., and Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii, 4.2 seconds, $2081. 3, Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla., 4.7, $1189. 4, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 4.9, $595.

Team Roping: 1, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 4.8 seconds, $2,378 each. 2, Cory Kidd V, Stateville, N.C., and Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas, 5.5, $1784. 3, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 5.7, $1,189. 4, Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont., and Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M., 6.2, $595.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, (tie) Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Parlor House and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Mountain Climber, 86 points, $2,081 each. 3, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 84, $1189. 4, (tie) Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, and Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 83, $297 each.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Randall Carlisle, Athens, La., 7.9 seconds, $2,378. 2, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 8.1, $1,784. 3, Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla., 8.3, $1,189. 4, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, 8.9, $595.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas, 14.22 seconds, $2,378. 2, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 14.39, $1,784. 3, Nicole Laurence, Cresson, Texas, 14.40, $1,189. 4, Callahan Crossley, Hermiston, Ore., 14.48, $595.

Bull Riding: 1, Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas, 92 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Lumberjack, $2,378. 2, Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, 88, $1,784. 3, Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 81.5, $1,189. 4, Rugar Piva, Challis, Idaho, 81, $595.

About the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo:
Established in 1949, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, winner of the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 13 consecutive times, has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over 2 million visitors entering the grounds each year. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated over $186 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums. For more information, visit sarodeo.com.