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Foltyn Looking for Caldwell Night Rodeo Paycheck

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CALDWELL, Idaho — Clayton Foltyn from Winnie, Texas, knows what it is like to have success at the Caldwell Night Rodeo – he won the bareback riding championship here in 2005.

Foltyn who finished fourth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association all-around world standings that year competed in that event as well as the bull riding. That was the first year that he qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in the bull riding. He went back to Las Vegas to compete at rodeo’s championships again in 2011.

For the past several years, Foltyn has been concentrating on the bull riding, an event that is near and dear to his heart. Foltyn’s grandfather Dickie Cox, who passed away last March, qualified for the NFR in the bull riding four times in the between 1963 and 1970. His father, Lane Foltyn, also competed in bull riding.

With two performances in the books here, there have been three bull riders who have made it to the eight-second mark. Foltyn is at the top of the leaderboard with an 83-point ride on D&H Cattle Company’s Paradise. The bull, like many of them here, is ridden less than 30% of the time.

A random draw is used to decide which riders get on which bulls and coincidentally, Foltyn has been matched up with Paradise on three different occasions and ridden him all three times. Both of the previous times were at Texas rodeos, in Austin in March of 2013 and in San Antonio last February.

“It’s safe to say I knew that bull,” Foltyn said. “It’s safe to say I was pretty happy to get the chance to ride him again.”

There are three more nights of bull riding to see if his lead holds. He is likely to get some money out of the Caldwell Night Rodeo with this ride, but will have to wait and see how much. He is currently 22nd in the world standings so every penny he earns could help him move up into the top 15 and have a chance to compete at his third NFR.

The two other riders that were successful here on Wednesday night were Jordan Hansen from Okotoks, Alberta who scored a 79 and NFR qualifier Ty Wallace from Collbran, Colo., who was 76.

Thursday night’s performance is Power of Pink Night where money raised will fund mammograms for local women. Junior rodeo action begins at 6:30 followed by the professional rodeo at 8 p.m.

More information is available at www.caldwellnightrodeo.com.

The following are unofficial results from the Caldwell Night Rodeo.

SECOND PERFORMANCE —

Bareback Riding: 1, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 82 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Red Poodle. 2, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Texas, 81. 3, (tie) Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 80.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Tait Kvistad, Grover, Colo., 4.9 seconds. 2, Clay Mindemann, Salina, Okla., 5.2. 3, Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 5.5. 4, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 5.7.

Team Roping: 1, Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 5.2 seconds. 2, Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif., and Ryan Powell, Marsing, Idaho, 9.7. 3, Will Hulden, Union, Ore., and Bill Justus, Haines, Ore., 15.1. 4, Kaden Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Cody Doescher, Roosevelt, Utah, 18.7.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 81 points on C5 Rodeo’s Double D. 2, Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., 79. 3, Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 76. 4, (tie) Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 74 each.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Dillon Holder, Eugene, Mo., 8.0. 2, Morgan Grant, Granton, Ontario, 8.1. 3, Cy Eames, Gooding, Idaho, 9.2. 4, Roger Nonella, Redmond, Ore., 9.4.

Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.22 seconds. 2, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.39. 3, Sheena Robins, Fresno, Calif., 17.41. 4, Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 17.47.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 83 points on D&H Cattle Company’s Paradise. 2, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 79. 3, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 76.

CURRENT LEADERS —

Bareback Riding: 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84 points on C5 Rodeo’s 9-1. 2, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, 83. 3, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 82. 4, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 81. 5, (tie) Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta; Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas; and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 80.

Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 3.6. 2, (tie) Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 4.5. 4, (tie) Morgan Grant, Granton, Ontario; Shayne Bennett, Riverton, Utah; and Jake Kraupie, Bridgeport, Neb., 4.6. (total on two) 1, Knowles, 8.4. 2, Hass, 9.0. 3, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 10.6. 4, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 10.9. 5, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 11.3.

Team Roping: (second round) 1, JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas, 4.0 seconds. 2, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas, 4.8. 3, (tie) Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., and Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 5.0. 5, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 5.1. 6, Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 5.2. (total on two) 1, Cooper and McKnight, 9.3. 2,(tie) Brown and VonAhn; and Masters and Graves; 9.8. 4, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 10.0. 5, Rogers and Petska, 10.4. 6, Minor and Minor, 10.8.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 86 points on C5 Rodeo’s Katie, 86. 2, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 84. 3, (tie) Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta; Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas; and Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.; 81. 6, Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., 79.

Tie Down Roping: (second round) 1, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 7.1 seconds. 2, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 7.8. 3, Dillon Holder, Eugene, Mo., 8.0. 4, (tie) Morgan Grant, Granton, Ontario; Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas; Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas; and Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.; 8.1. (total on two) 1, (tie) Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., and Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas; 16.8 each. 3, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 17.0. 4, (tie) Holder and Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, 17.4. 6, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 17.4.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.22 seconds. 2, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.39. 3, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 17.40. 4, Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif., 17.41. 5, Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 17.53. 6, (tie) Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, and Katelyn Mcleod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.53 each. (total on two) 1, Wall, 34.71. 2, Megan Lewis, Twin Falls, Idaho, 35.05. 3, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 35.10. 4, Alicia Stockton, Stephenville, Texas, 35.19. 5, Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 35.24. 6, Sheena Robbins, Fresno, Calif., 35.32.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 83 points on D&H Cattle Company’s Paradise. 2, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 79. 3, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 76.

Courtesy of PRCA