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Hannum in Contention for First Reno Rodeo Spurs

By Susan Kanode
For the Reno Rodeo

RENO, Nev. – In a picture-perfect steer wrestling run, Olin Hannum stopped the clock in 3. 5 seconds to have the fastest run of the rodeo so far.

For Hannum, it was huge as it put him in first place in the second round and in the overall standings. With just 13 steer wrestlers left here to compete, Hannum is in really good shape to enter Saturday night’s championship finals at the top of the pack. If he remains in first place, it would be the first set of Reno Rodeo championship spurs that the former college football player has won.

It would be the third set for his family. His younger brother Jake won the all-around title here in 2007 competing in the tie-down roping and team roping. That same year, Jake qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in the tie-down roping. His father, the late Jack Hannum won the steer wrestling in 1983 which was the last of five times that he competed at the NFR.

An appearance at the 2011 NFR is the only one that Olin Hannum has made. He just missed it last year finishing in 17th place. He isn’t ranked so far this year, but a big win here would certainly give him an opportunity.

The first checks of the 97th Reno Rodeo were paid on Thursday night. Taos Muncy and Rayn Mackenzie split the first round of saddle bronc riding and each won $2,988. Muncy, from Corona, N.M., rode Rosser Rodeo’s Hat Stomper. Big Bend Rodeo’s Crash Gate took Mackenzie from Homedale, Idaho to the pay window.

In the bareback riding, Ty Fast Taypotat won the first round. The Regina, Saskatchewan native won $3,546 for an 85.5 point ride on Rosser Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie.

Friday Night’s rodeo begins at 7. p.m. and is Pink Night to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. At the conclusion of the rodeo all of the round winners will be paid and championship finals qualifiers will be determined.

The following are results from the Reno Rodeo

Seventh Performance —

Bareback: 1, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 81 points on Rosser Rodeo’s 047. 2, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 79.5. 3, Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., 71. 4, Devan Reilly, Sheridan, Wyo., 61.

Steer wrestling: 1, Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, 3.5 seconds. 2, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.3. 3, Riley York, Loyallton, Calif., 4.4. 4, Brad McGilchrist, Marysville, Calif., 4.7.

Team roping: (one time) Ryan Reed, Wittmann, Ariz., and Dalton Pearce, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 5.1.

Saddle bronc: 1, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 82.5 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s Spring Jubilee. 2, Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, 79.5. 3, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 76.5. 3, Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo., 76. 4, Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 75.5.

Tie-down roping: 1, Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, 8.4. 2, Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 9.1. 3, Cole robinson, Moorecroft, Wyo., 9.3. 4, Cheyenne Stanley, Wapanucka, Okla., 9.4.

Barrel Racing: 1, Stevi Hillman,Weatherford, Texas, 17.06 seconds. 2, Chistine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 17.28. 3, Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas, 17.47. 4, Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas, 17.50.

Bull riding: (three rides) 1, Bryce Barrios, Bluff Dale, Texas, 81.5 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Majola. 2, nate Perry, Elk City, Okla., 81. 3, Steve Carter, Lakeside, Calilf., 76.

Current Leaders –

Bareback riding: (first round winners) 1, Ty Fast Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan, 85.5 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie, $3,546. 2, Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 83, $2,718. 3, Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz., 82.5, $2,009. 4, Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 82, $1,300. 5, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 81.5, $827. 6, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 81, $591. 7,(tie) Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif.; Tyler Scales, Severance, Colo.; and Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas, 80.5, $276. (second round) 1, 1, George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont., 83.5 on Flying U Rodeo’s Bartown. 2, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, 82.5. 3, Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 81. 4, Tyler Scales, Severance, Colo., 80.5. (total on two) 1, Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 164. 2, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, 162. 3, Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz., 161.5. 4, (tie) Tyler Scales, Severance, Colo., and Ty Fast Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan, 161 each. 6, George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont., 159.5. 7, Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 159. 8, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 156.

Steer wrestling: (first round) 1, (tie) Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 3.8 seconds. 2, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc., 3.9. 3, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 4.1. 4, (tie) Daryl Joe Elliott, Beaumont, Texas, and Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 4.3 each. (second round) 1. (tie) Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, and Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 3.8 each. 3, Jacob Talley, Keatchie, Las., 3.9. 4, (tie) Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont.; Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.; and Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.; 4.3. (total on two) 1, Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, 8.0. 2, (tie) Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., and Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 8.4. 4, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc., 8.7. 5, (tie) Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., and Tooter Silver, Quitman, Ark., 8.8. 7, Joshua Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 9.1. 8,Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 9.3.

Team roping: (first round) 1, Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas, and Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif., 4.9 seconds. 2, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas, 5.3. 3, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 5.4. 4. J.T. Taylor, Banning, Calif., and Brandon Bates, Romoland, Calif., 5.7. (second round) 1. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas, 4.0. 2, Spencer Mitchell, Williams, Calif., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 4.5. 3, (tie) David Key, Stephenville, Texas and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif.; Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla., and Steve Northcott, Odessa, Texas; 4.6. (total on two) 1. Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 11.2. 2, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas, 11.3. 3, Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grand, Calif., 11.5. 4, Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore., and Bruce Reidhead, Taylor, Ariz., 11.6. 5, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Paul Eaves, 11.9. 6, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah and Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas, 12.1. 7, Jaguar Terrill, Craig, Colo., and Jason Warner, Rigby, Idaho, 12.5. 8, Chris Francis and Cade passig, Las Vegas, Nev., 13.0.

Saddle bronc riding: (first round winners) 1, (tie) Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, on Big Bend Rodeo’s Crash Gate and Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., on Rosser Rodeo’s Hat Stomper, 84.5 points and $2,988 each. 3, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 83, 1,917. 4, (tie) Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., and Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 82.5 and $1,015 each. 6, Heith allan DeMoss, Heflin, La., 81.5, $564. 7, Charlie Kogianes, Provo, Utah, 81, $451. 8, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, $338. (second round) 1, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 84.5 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s Spring Planting. 2, Cody DeMoss, Helfin, La.., 83. 3, Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 82.5. 4, Jesse James Kirby, Dodge City, Kan., 81.5. (total on two) 1, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 164.5. 2, Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 164. 3, Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, 162. 4, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 161.5. 5, Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., 159. 6, (tie) Charlie Kogianes, Provo, Utah; Jake Wright, Milford, Utah; and Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas; 156.

Tie-down roping: (first round) 1, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 8.2 seconds. 2, (tie) Clint Kindred, Oral, S.D., and Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, 8.4. 4, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 8.6. (second round) 1, Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M., 7.6. 2, Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La., 8.3. 3, (tie) Cy Eames, Gooding, Idaho, and Tyler Prcin, Alvord, Texas, 8.4. (total on two) 1, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 17.8. 2, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 18.2. 3, Clint Kindred, Oral, S.D., 18.4. 4, Tyler Prcin, Alvord, Texas, 18.6. 5, Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D., 18.7. 6, Marshall Leonard, Lodi, Calif., 18.8. 7, (tie) Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and Jerrad Hofstetter, Shallow Water, Texas, 18.9.

Barrel racing: (first round) 1, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 17.11 seconds. 2, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 17.41. 3, (tie) Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., and Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 17.44 each. (second round) 1, Kris Gadbois, Escondido, Calif., 17.04. 2, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 17.13. 3, (tie) Darby Fox, King Hill, Idaho, and Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.17. (total on two) 1, Christine Laughlin, 34.39. 2, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 34.54. 3, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 34.70. 4, Kris Gadbois, Escondido, Calif., 34.74. 5, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 34.76. 6, Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore., 34.79. 7, Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 34.50. 8, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 34.96.

Bull riding: (first round) 1, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 85 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s Sammy’s Fineline. 2, Jeston Mead, Ashland, Kan., 83.5. 3, Shawn Proctor, Tooele, Utah, 83. 4, (tie) Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.; Tyler Stoltz, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Bryce Barrios, Bluff Dale, Texas, 81.5 each. 6, (tie) Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho, and Nate Perry, Elk City, Okla., 81.

Courtesy of PRCA