Since 1953 many of the biggest names in professional rodeo have competed at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, but only the best left their mark by setting a rodeo record.
Cowboys will have a chance to win their share of the prize money and possibly set a record Aug. 8-11. Sikeston’s biggest payout came in 2009 with $198,888.
Jesse Bail set the Sikeston record for most money won in all-around with $6,355 in 2007.
Two bareback riders share the Sikeston record of 90 points. Caine Riddle set the record in 2011, before Orin Larsen posted the same score in 2014.
Steer wrestler Jule Hazen set the Sikeston record of 3.3 seconds in 2010. Chancey Larson set the two-head average record of 7.5 seconds in 2001.
Team ropers Cody Graham and Jason Thompson set the Sikeston record of 4.0 seconds in 2011. Zac Small and Tyler Worley set the two-head average record of 9.4 seconds in 2015.
Two saddle bronc riders share the Sikeston record of 88 points. Rusty Allen set the record in 2008. Billy Etbauer matched it in 2009.
Two tie-down ropers share the Sikeston record of 7.4 seconds. Cody Ohl set the record in 2005, and Justin Maass made the same time in 2009. In 2017, two tie-down ropers dethroned the 16-year-old, two-head-average record that was shared by three cowboys. Both Cade Smith and Cimarron Boardman set a Sikeston record of 16.4 seconds on two head in 2017. Before that, the record was 16.6 seconds, held by Tim Pharr (2001), Adam Gray (2009) and Michael Otero (2011).
Three barrel racers share the Sikeston record of 16.04 seconds. Melissa Hubier and Nancy Ortlip each set the record in 1995, and Patti Higdon posted the same time in 2002.
Bull rider Jesse Bail set the Sikeston record of 95 points in 2000.
Courtesy of PRCA