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Etbauer Wins by a Shade

DUNCAN, Okla. – They grew up just outside of Goodwell, Okla., in the same house, separated only by the years.

For Trell and Shade Etbauer, rodeo has been part of their lives since birth. The sons of two-time world champion saddle bronc rider Robert Etbauer, Trell is the oldest three kids that have a middle sister, Chancy. They’ve won all-around championships at every level of the game, and they continue to excel in multiple events.

It showed this season in a tight regional all-around race that came down to Saturday’s final round of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo at Stephens County Arena. Shade earned enough money in saddle bronc riding to slide past his older brother for his first circuit year-end championship.

Shade Etbauer

Shade Etbauer

“It’s pretty exciting to be hauling with each other and to be winning that going into the finals,” said Shade, who trailed Trell entering the three-day finale by $451, then held a $440 advantage heading into the third round. “We weren’t that far from each other and were able to make a pretty good race during the finals.”

When all the scores were tabulated, Shade finished nearly $2,000 ahead of his brother with $27,713 in season earnings. Though he only qualified for the finals in bronc riding, he also competes in steer wrestling and tie-down roping just like Trell. While the oldest of Robert and Sue Etbauer’s kids qualified in both his events, the baby capitalized a little more this weekend.

Shade placed in two go-rounds and finished second in the average race to earn $4,680 in Duncan. Trell earned $1,560, and that money came in tie-down roping only.

Trell Etbauer

Trell Etbauer

“You’ve still got to do your part,” said Trell, who finished third in the average. “I took too good of a start in bulldogging tonight (resulting in a 10-second penalty); I had a chance there. I just didn’t score very good in calf roping the first night and tonight.”

Still, he’s enjoyed the race and the fun sibling rivalry the two have shared this season as they traveled the rodeo trail together.

“I try to be part of the all-around race every year, but then to have Shade in there made it more fun,” Trell said. “We’ve been giving each other a hard time back and forth, so it’s been a lot of fun watching him grow up and get better every year.”

Trell is a four-time circuit all-around champion and has also excelled in saddle bronc riding like his brother, father and famous uncles. Though he focuses on tie-down roping and steer wrestling, Trell also owns four Linderman Award titles for excellence in both timed and roughstock events. It’s a family trait that has been passed down through the generations, though Robert, Billy and Dan made their reputations in bronc riding.

Shade is still fairly new to ProRodeo, but he obviously has the family’s talent. He dominated the bronc riding in the circuit and had clinched the year-end championship before the finale began. Then he did enough to pocket the coveted all-around crown.

“I feel like this year I did the best I’ve done,” Shade said. “I got a new saddle, and it’s helped me quite a bit. Hopefully I can go into this next year and carry it on further.”

He’s off to a good start.

Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo
Oct. 20-22
Duncan, Okla.
All-around champion: Circuit Finals: Cody Doescher. Year-end: Shade Etbauer.

Bareback riding: First round: 1. Wesley Cole, 80 points on Silver Creek Rodeo’s Got a Dollar, $1,783; 2. Justin Pollmiller, 79.5, $1,337; 3. Frank Morton, 78.5, $892; 4. Caine Riddle, 74, $446. Second round: 1. Justin Pollmiller, 81 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Elvis, $1,783; 2. Caine Riddle, 79, $1,337; 3. Connor Hamilton, 78, $892; 4. Logan Glendy, 77.5, $446. Third round: 1. Blaine Kaufman, 82 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Night Fist, $1,783; 2. Caine Riddle, 81.5, $1,337; 3. Frank Morton, 80.5, $892; 4. Brian Leddy, 76.5, $446. Average: 1. (tie) Justin Pollmiller and Caine Riddle, 234.5 points on three rides, $2,340 each; 3. Frank Morton, 231.5, $1337; 4. Wesley Cole, 226, $669. Year-end champion: Frank Morton.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. (tie) Shane Frey and Jule Hazen, 4.1 seconds, $1,560 each; 3. Riley Duvall, $892; 4. (tie) Jake Johnson and Jerek VanPatten, 5.2, $223 each. Second round: 1. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Dean Gorsuch, 4.2 seconds, $1,560 each; 3. Jake Johnson, 4.4, $892; 4. Riley Duvall, 4.5, $446. Third round: 1. Shane Frey, 4.3 seconds, $1,783; 2. J.D. Struxness, 4.4, $1,337; 3. Riley Duvall, 4.8, $892; 4. Cody Doescher, 5.0, $446. Average: 1. Riley Duvall, 13.5 seconds on three runs, $2,675; 2. Ryan Swayze, 16.1, $2,006; 3. Cody Doescher, 16.3, $1,337; 4. Shane Frey, 20.4, $669; Year-end champion: J.D. Struxness.

Team roping: 1. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 4.4 seconds, $1,783; 2. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 5.0, $1,337; 3. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 5.3, $892; 4. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 5.5, $446. Second round: 1. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.7 seconds, $1,783; 2. Jesse Stipes/Buddy Hawkins, 5.2, $1,337; 3. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 6.2, $892; 4. Casey Hicks/Braden Harmon, 7.1, $445. Third round: 1. Nick Sartain/Gage Williams, 4.4 seconds, $1,783; 2. Bubba Buckaloo/Cody Doescher, 4.5, $1,337; 3. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 4.6, $892; 4. Jesse Stipes/Buddy Hawkins, 4.8, $446. Average: 1. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 16.5 seconds on three runs, $2,675; 2. Brett Christensen, 16.8, 42,006; 3. Hunter Munsell/Levi Tyan, 19.6, $1,337; 4. Bubba Buckaloo/Cody Doescher, 20.1, $669. Year-end champion header: Coleman Proctor. Year-end champion heeler: 1. Billie Jack Saebens.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Roper Kiesner, 80.5 points on Big Rafter Rodeo’s Who Knows, $1,783; 2. Shade Etbauer, 79, $1,337; 3. (tie) Hardy Braden and Preston Kafka, 78, $669 each. Second round: 1. Hardy Braden, 78 points on Rafter H Rodeo’s Summer Wages, $1,783; 2. Jesse James Kirby, 77, $1,337; 3. Ryan Bestol, 74.5, $892; 4. Cole Pacheco, 73, $446. Third round: 1. Hardy Braden, 80 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Girlfriend, $1,783; 2. Jesse James Kirby, 79, $1,337; 3. (tie) Roper Kiesner and Shade Etbauer, 78.5, $669 each. Average: 1. Hardy Braden, 236 points on three rides, $2,675; 2. Shade Etbauer, 227.5, $2,006; 3. Preston Kafka, 220, $1,337; 4. Ryan Bestol, 215.5, $449. Year-end champion: Shade Etbauer.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Bryson Sechrist, 7.7 seconds, $1,783; 2. Tyler Milligan, 7.9, $1,337; 3. Cody Quaney, 8.2, $892; 4. Ryan Jarrett, 8.6, $446. Second round: 1. Lane Jeffrey, 8.6 seconds, $1,783; 2. Caddo Lewallen, 8.7, $1,337; 3. (tie) Trent Creager, Jerome Schneeberger and Trell Etbauer, $446 each. Third round: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 7.8 seconds, $1,783; 2. Bryson Sechrist, 8.3, $1,337; 3. Cody Quaney, 9.2, $892; 4. (tie) Trell Etbauer and Lane Jeffrey, 9.7, $223 each. Average: 1. Bryson Sechrist, 25.0 seconds on three runs, $2,675; 2. Cody Quaney, 27.4, $2,006; 3. Trell Etbauer, 28.7, $1,337; 4. Will Howell, 29.4, $669. Year-end champion: Cody Quaney.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Kyra Stierwalt, 15.97 seconds, $1,805; 2. Emily Miller, 15.99, $1,354; 3. Sherrylynn Johynson, 16.11, $903; 4. Tracy Nowlin, 16.19, $451. Second round: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 16.03 seconds, $1,805; 2. Emily Miller, 16.13, $1,354; 3. Shy-Anne Jarrett, 16.38, $903; 4. (tie) Jeanne Anderson and Mary Burger, 16.39, $226. Third round: 1. Gretchen Benbenek, 16.13 seconds, $1,805; 2. Tracy Nowlin, 16.14, $1,354; 3. Sherrylynn Johnson, 16.15, $903; 4. Jody McKay, 16.21, $451. Average: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 48.36 seconds on three runs, $2,708; 2. Emily Miller, 48.44, $2,031; 3. Cierra Chapman, 48.99, $1,354; 4. Shy-Anne Jarrett, 49.16, $677. Year-end champion: Emiily Miller.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Brodie Poppino, 12.2 seconds, $1,642; 2. J.P. Wickett, 14.0, $1,232; 3. Rocky Patterson, 14.8, $821; 4. Zac Parrington, 17.2. Second round: 1. Thomas Smith, 9.8 seconds, $1,642; 2. Chet Herren, 10.6, $1,232; 3. Rocky Patterson, 10.7, $821; 4. J.P. Wickett, 13.5, $411. Third round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 11.7 seconds, $1,642; 2. (tie) Billy Good and Kelton McMillen, 12.0, $1,026 each; 4. Marty Poppino, 12.1, $411. Average: 1. Rocky Patterson, 37.2 seconds on three runs, $2,463; 2. Chet Herren, 43.2, $1,847; 3. Brodie Poppino, 46.2, $1,232; 4. Billy Good, 48.2, $616. Year-end champion: Rocky Patterson.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Guthrie Murray, 86 points on Rafter H Rodeo’s News Flash, $1,783; 2. Colten Jesse, 85, $1,337; no other qualified rides. Second round: 1. Laramie Mosley, 84 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Levi the Boss, $1,783; 2. Jeston Mead, 80, $1,337; 3. Wyatt Rogers, 79, $892; 4. Colten Jesse, 77, $446. Third round: 1. Colten Jesse, 85.5 points on Silver Creek Rodeo’s Cimarron Dispatch, $1,783; 2. Trevor Kastner, 83, $1,337; 3. Nate Perry, 76, $892; 4. Clayton Joe Appelhans, 76, $446. Average: 1. Colten Jesse, 247.5 points on three rides, $2,675; 2. Guthrie Murray, 86 points on one ride, $2,006; 2. Laramie Mosley, 84, $1,337; 3. Laramie Mosley, 84, $1,337; 4. Trevor Kastner, 83, $669. Year-end champion: Nate Perry.

Courtesy of twisTEDrodeo.com