by Susan Kanode
for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
FORT WORTH, Texas — It was a good night for saddle bronc riding brothers Jacobs and Sterling Crawley at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Thursday.
Sterling had the high marked ride of the two at 83.5 points. This is currently third in the first round. His success came aboard Rafter G Rodeo’s horse named Sundance. Jacobs scored 79.5 points on another horse from the Gay’s Rafter G Rodeo named Glitter Gulch. While this won’t get him any money in the round it still puts him in position to qualify for Saturday night’s championship finals.
The brothers will ride their second horses here Friday afternoon and are hoping for high enough scores to move them into the top 12 in the overall standings. They both are natives of north Texas having been born in Ennis and raised in Stephenville.
Jacobs has had more success in the rodeo arena than his younger brother and was crowned the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion last December. The five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier also earned the honor of being the best saddle bronc rider in college rodeo in 2011.
Sterling has made the trip to Las Vegas to compete with his brother twice, in 2012 and 2013. He had to settle for being a spectator the last two years. Both brothers want to change that this year and be part of the arena action in the Thomas and Mack Center together next year, just like they are competing here.
“We grew up coming to this rodeo,” Sterling said. “I remember being in high school and coming to the stock show with friends that were showing here. We had some buddies at the rodeo and we were always looking for a way to get in.”
Jacobs now lives in Boerne with his wife Lauren. Sterling is still in Stephenville. The duo travel together and compete against each other on a regular basis. And, they can turn anything into a contest, from singing around a campfire to playing cards and of course getting on bucking horses.
The second round of barrel racing is more than half-way over with 40 of the 70 members of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association having made their second run. Andrea Busby from Brock has the lead in the second round with a 16.69-second time riding her great horse Kellie’s Chick that she calls Sky. She is third in the overall standings with a total time of 33.56.
Kimmie Wall from Roosevelt, Utah, took the overall lead with a total time of 33.53. She is second in the round, just one one-hundredth of a second behind Busby. Second overall is another north Texas resident, Tiany Schuster who makes her home at Krum. Schuster has a total time of 33.54 and made her second appearance here at the Thursday matinee performance.
There are just three performances left before Saturday night’s finals with many of the fast times in the first round of barrel racing left to compete. These leads are far from safe and barrel racers along with other contestants are going to be checking the standings often to see if they have a chance to add their names to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo history books.
The World’s Original Indoor Rodeo continues Friday with performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Fort Worth’s historic Will Rogers Coliseum.
The following are unofficial results from Thursday’s performances of the World’s Oldest Indoor Rodeo® at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, February 4, 2016.
Bareback Riding: (three rides) 1, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 81.5 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Real Emotion. 2, Trenton Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 69.5. 3, Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif., 63.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 4.0 seconds. 2, Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 4.2. 3, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 5.0. 4, Blair Jones, Colby, Kan., 6.2.
Team Roping: 1, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Corkhill, Fallon, Nev., 4.6 seconds. 2, Zane Dishion, Bishop, Calif., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., 4.7. 3, Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz., and B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz., 4.9. 4, Rob Webb, Wendell, Idaho, and Asher Freeman, Spring Creek, Nev., 5.8.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Sam Harper, Paradise Valley, Nev., 75 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Cold Cream Lagoon. 2, Mitch Pollack, Winnnemucca, Nev., 67. 3, Clayton Brum, Lockeford, Calif., 66.5. 4, James Greeson, Okeechobee, Fla., 64.5.
Tie-Down Roping: (tie) 1, Chris Demases, Boyd, Texas, and Cody Kimball, Millsap, Texas, 9.1 seconds. 3, Ross Tucker, Archer City, Texas, 9.6. 4, Cooper Martin, Alma, Texas, 18.8.
Barrel Racing: 1, Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas, 16.79 seconds. 2, Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., 16.91. 3, Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas ,16.98. 4, Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas, 17.05.
Bull Riding: (one ride) 1, Luke Gee, Stanford, Mont., 77.5 points on Pickett Rodeo’s All Alone.
Bareback Riding: (three rides) 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 83.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Citation. 2, Blaine Kaufman, Pretty Prairie, Kan., 73.5. 4, Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas, 68.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Tristan Luke Martin, Sulphur, La., 6.6 seconds. 2, J.J. Miller, Bridgeport, Texas, 11.4. 3, Gabe Taylor, Valentine, Neb., 14.3. 4, Shawn Downing, Silver Star, Mont., 14.7.
Team Roping: 1, Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo., and Josh Fillmore, Penrose, Colo., 4.8 seconds. 2, Manny Egusquiza Jr., Marianna, Fla., and Daniel Braman IV, Victoria, Texas, 5.7. 3, Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla., and Billy Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 10.7. 4, Ryan Reed, Wittmann, Ariz., and Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz., 14.4.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville Texas, 83.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Sundance. 2, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 79.5. 3, Chanse Darling, Hyattville, Wyo., 74.5. 4, (tie) Travis Darling, Philip, S.D., and Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M., 73.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Justin Brinkerhoff, Corinne, Utah, 8.3 seconds. 2, Ace Sloan, Cuero, Texas, 9.5. 3, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 13.7. 4, Dane Kissick, Spearfish, S.D., 17.0.
Barrel Racing: 1, Andrea Busby, Brock, Texas, 16.69 seconds. 2, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 16.70. 3, Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 16.75. 4, Paxton Segelke, Snyder, Colo., 16.78.
Bull Riding: 1, Shad Heiner, Morgan, Utah, 86.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Barabbas. 2, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 84.5. 3, Freeman Yoder, Zearing, Iowa, 83.5.
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 86 points on Andrews Pro Rodeo’s Gypsy Rose. 2, (tie) Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., and Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 83.5. 4, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 83. 5, Mason Clements, Sandy, Utah, 82.5. 6, (tie) Ty Fast Taypotat, Regina, Sask., and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 82. (second round leaders) 1, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 87 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Rusty Slim. 2, (tie) Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, and Caleb Bennett, Tremeton, Utah, 86, 4, Richmond Champion, 84.5. 5, Jake Brown, 84. 6, (tie) Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., and Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La., 83.5. (third round leaders) 1, Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, 84.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Bunny Girl. 2, Chad Rutherford, 83.5. 3, Orin Larsen, 83. 4, Evan Jayne, 82.5. 5, Austin Foss, 81.5. 6, Winn Ratliff, 81. (total on three) 1, Richmond Champion, 247 points. 2, Orin Larsen, 246.5. 3, Caleb Bennett, 245. 4, Winn Ratliff, 242.5. 5, Mason Clements, 241.5. 6, Austin Foss, 238. 7, Evan Jayne, 236.5. 8, Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho, 232. 9, (tie) Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., and Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., 231.
Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, (tie) Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev., and Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 4.0 seconds. 3, (tie) Chance Campbell, Sinton, Texas, 4.2. and Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 4.2. 5, (tie) Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D., and J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., 4.3. 7, (tie) Cole Fulton, Miller, S.D., and Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 4.4. 9, (tie) Clayton Tuchscherer, Dona Ana, N.M.; Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., and Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D., 4.5. (total on two) 1, Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 8.9 seconds. 2, Brother Loud, Kaufman, Texas, 9.6. 3, Jake Rinehart, 9.8 seconds. 4, Joe Buffington, Wheatland, Wyo., 10.1. 5, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 10.2. 6, (tie) Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, and Ty Erickson, 10.4. 8, Clayton Tuchscherer, Dona Ana, N.M., 10.8. 9, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 10.9. 10, Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 11.2.
Team Roping: (first round) 1, (tie) Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas; Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta, and Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore., and Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 4.5 seconds. 4, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 4.6. 5, (tie) Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas; Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas, and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, and Dustin Davis, Terrell, Texas, and JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Stephenville, Texas, 4.7. (second round) 1, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 3.9 seconds. 2, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Cole Davison, Roosevelt, Utah, 4.0. 3, (tie) Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah, and Bull Austin, East Bernard, Texas, and Dee Rampey, Bertram, Texas, 4.2. 5, Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Bret Tonozzi, Loma, Colo., 4.5. 6, (tie) Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.; Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.; Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.; Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Corkhill, Fallon, Nev., and Rowdy Rieken, Arp, Texas, and Justin Price, La Veta, Colo., 4.6. (total on two) 1, Clay Smith and Paul Eaves, 9.4 seconds. 2, Chad Masters and Travis Graves, 9.8. 3, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 9.9. 4, Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas, and Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas, 10.1. 5, Dylan Gordon, Comanche, Okla., and Austin Rogers, Crescent, Okla., 10.4. 6, Matt Sherwood and Quinn Kesler 10.5. 7, Coleman Proctor and Buddy Hawkins II, 10.6. 8, Colt Fisher, Sulphur, La., and Corey Hendrick, Huntsville, Texas, 10.7. 9, Casey Gattis, Junction, Texas, and Kirt Jones, Hobbs, N.M., 10.8. 10, Zac Small, Welch, Okla., and Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas, 10.9.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 84 points on Western Rodeo’s Jet Liner. 2, (tie) Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D., and Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 83.5. 4, Joe Harper, Paradise Valley, Nev., 82.5. 5, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 82. 6, Charlie Kogianes, Provo, Utah, 81.5. 7, (tie) Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, and Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La., 81. (second round) 1, Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 83.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Covergirl. 2, Alex Wright, Milford, Utah, 83. 3, (tie) Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, and Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 82.5. 5, (tie) Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas; Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan., and Cooper DeWitt, Rio Rico, Ariz., 82. 9, (tie) Troy Crowser, Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, and Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah, 159.5. (total on two) 1, Jake Wright, 168.5. 2, Cort Scheer, 164. 3, Taos Muncy, 163.5. 4, (tie) Joey Sonnier III and Dalton Davis, 162. 6, Alex Wright, 161. 7, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 160.5. 8, Sam Spreadborough, 160.
Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas, 8.1 seconds. 2, (tie) Justin Brinkerhoff, Corinne, Utah, and Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 8.3. 4, Cheyenne Harper, Iowa, La., 8.4. 5, Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La., 8.5. 6, (tie) Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., and Clayton Collmorgan, Lufkin, Texas, 8.6. (total on two) 1, Jordan Ketscher, 17.0. 2, Justin Macha, 17.8. 3, (tie) Ryle Smith and Reese Reimer, Stinnett, Texas, 18.1. 5, Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas, 18.2. 6, Bradley Bynum, 18.4. 7, (tie) Clint Singleton, Comfort, Texas; Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich., and Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas, 18.5. 10, Bryson Sechrist, 18.7.
Barrel Racing: (second round) 1, Andrea Busby, Brock, Texas, 16.69 seconds. 2, Kimmie Wall, 3, Ashley Day, Volburg, Mont., 16.72. 4, Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 16.75. 5, Paxton Segelke, Snyder, Colo., 16.78. 6, Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas, 16.79. 7, Carman Pozzobon, Savana, British Columbia, 16.86. 8, (tie) Romany Gordon, Kaufman, Texas, and Dena Kirkpatrick, Post, Texas, 16.90. (total on two) 1, Kimmie Wall, 33.52 seconds. 2, Tiany Shuster, 33.54. 3, Andrea Busby, 33.56. 4, Taylor Jacob, 33.57. 5, Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas, 33.58. 6, Paxton Segelke, 33.64 7, Danyelle Campbell, Millsap, Texas, 33.69. 8, Dena Kirkpatrick, 33.70 seconds.
Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Trent Jacobson, Irwin, Idaho, 88 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Amplified Howdy. 2, Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo., 87.5. 3, Shad Heiner, Morgan, Utah, 86.5. 4, (tie) Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.; Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., and Kody DeShon, Helena, Mont., 85.5. 6, (tie) Rocky McDonald, Colonia Juarez, Mexico, and Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 84.5. (second round) 1, (tie) Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla., on Rafter G Rodeo’s Thunderstruck; Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., on Rafter G’s Raptor, and Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, on Four Star Rodeo’s No Dice, 85.5. 3, Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas, 85. 4, Eli Vastbinder, Statesville, N.C., 84.5. 5, (tie) Cody Rostockyj, Lorena, Texas; Jordan Sammons, Splendora, Texas, and Luke Haught, Weatherford, Texas, 83. (total on two) 1, Ednei Caminhas, 168.5 points. 2, Trevor Kastner, 164. 3, (tie) Tyler Bingham and Kody DeShon, 161. 5, Jordan Sammons, 159.5. 6, Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho, 159. 7, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 158. 8, Sage Kimzey, 156. 9, Chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 154. 10, Dakota Buttar, Kindersley, Sask., 153.
Courtesy of PRCA