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Field Set for San Antonio Rodeo Championships

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2015) — The San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo is just one performance away from crowning the 2015 champions.

Semifinals 2 was completed on Friday night with three of last year’s champions earning enough money to advance to the finals and have a chance at repeat titles in the AT&T Center. The first of those was bareback rider Steven Peebles from Redmond, Ore.

Peebles returned to competition here after sustaining a broken back last December at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He finished just out of the money in the first round of the semifinals so needed a good check to move on. When the first horse he got on didn’t perform as hoped, he got another opportunity and made the most of it.

The determined athlete got his bareback rigging and headed right back to the bucking chutes to get on Cervi Brother’s horse named Earth Friendly. That had a much better result as he scored 84 points – enough to tie for first place with Wyoming’s Seth Hardwick. The top five in total earnings advance to the final round of competition. Peebles finished in fourth place.

Sage Kimzey earned titles at San Antonio’s Xtreme Bulls competition and the rodeo last year. Kimzey rode both of his bulls in the semifinals and finished third in the money. Saturday will be a busy one for him as he hopes to ride his first-round bull in the Xtreme Bulls starting at 1, and qualifying for the finals in that $100,000 competition. Then he will be back at the 7:30 rodeo hoping to earn another championship buckle and the cash that goes with it.

Wade Sundell made the victory lap as last year’s saddle bronc riding champion. He was successful in the first semifinals and will be defending his title Saturday night.

Brothers Orin and Tyrel Larsen from Inglis, Manitoba both advanced to the finals. Orin made it in bareback riding while Tyrel will be competing in saddle bronc riding. Clay and Travis Tryan are brothers from Billings, Mont., who will be competing against each other in team roping here on Saturday night.

Also in saddle bronc riding, brothers Jake and Spencer Wright have advanced to the finals. All of these men competed in semifinals 2. Another Wright, Jake and Spencer’s nephew Rusty qualified for the finals out of semifinals 1.

Xtreme Bulls competition starts at 1 p.m. Final rodeo action gets underway 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.

SEMIFINALS 2 —

Bareback Riding: (second round) 1, (tie) Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., on Cervi Brothers’ Earth Friendly and Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., on C5 Rodeo’s Black Moon, 84 points and $3,742 each. 3, (tie) Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah and Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 83 and $1,604 each. (final round qualifiers) 1, Hardwick, $9,124. 2, Feild, $8,839. 3, Larsen, $8,768. 4, Peebles, $7,449. 5, Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, $6,665.

Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 4.1 seconds, $4,277. 2, Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii, 4.4, $3,208. 3, Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore., 5.1, $2,139. 4, Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 5.4, 1,069. (final round qualifiers) 1, Brockman, $8,697. 2, K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas, $8,839. 3, (tie) Cabral and Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, $5,774 each. 5, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., $5,061.

Team Roping: (second round) 1, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 4.4 seconds, $4,277. 2, Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo., and J.W. Borrego, Weston, Colo., 5.4, $3,208. 3, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 6.0, $2,129. 4, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 8.2, $1,069. (final round qualifiers) 1, Simpson and Buhler, $8,483. 2, Blasingame and Borrego, $7,200. 3, Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill, $7,190. 4, Cooper and Davis, $6,558. 5, Travis Tryan and Dugan Kelly, $6095.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 86 on C5 Rodeo’s Goodbye Bob, $4,277. 2, Tyrell Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 83, $3,208. 3, (tie) Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah; Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah; and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 81 and $1069 each. (final round qualifiers) 1, Jake Wright, $12,261. 2, Spencer Wright, $6,914. 3, Boore, $$6,558. 4, Larsen, $5,489. 5, Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, $4,562.

Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 7.9 seconds, $4,277. 2, Timber oore, Aubrey, Texas, 8.2, $3,208. 3, Jesse Clark, Protales, N.M., 8.6, $2,139. 4, (tie) Ace Sloan, Cuero, Texas, and Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 8.8 and $535 each. (final round qualifiers) 1, Moore, $9,766. 2, Solomon, $8,982. 3, Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, $5,489. 4, Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich., $5,132. 5, Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., $5,025.

Women’s Barrel Race: (second round) 1, Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas, 13.75 seconds, $4,277. 2, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 13.98, $3,208. 3, Shelly Anzick, Livingston, Mont., 14.05, $2,138. 4, (tie) Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., and Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 14.08 and $535 each. (final round qualifiers) 1, McDonald, $13,259. 2, Cervi, $11,085. 3, Anzick, $8,269. 4, Lake, $7,128. 5, Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas, $5,132.

Bull Riding: (second round) 1, Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas, 88 points on Sutton Rodeo’s #4, $4,277. 2, tie) Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., and Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 86 and $2,673 each. 4, J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 80, $1,069. (final round qualifiers) 1, Bownds, $10,835. 2, Harris, $8,269. 3, Kimzey, $7,093. 4, Smith, $6,095. 5, Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho, $3,350.

Courtesy of PRCA