by Susan Kanode
for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
FORT WORTH, Texas (January 26, 2017) – On Wednesday night, Clayton Hass from Weatherford and his team roping partner, John Robertson from Poulson, Mont., took the lead in the first round at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
All they needed was a good, penalty-free run on Thursday night to be in contention for a title here and that is just what they did. With Hass doing the heading and Robertson heeling, they stopped the clock in 6.0 seconds. That is currently third in the second round and probably will not hold through the rest of the rodeo. However, they took command of the overall standings with a total time of 10.5 seconds on two runs and are looking good to be competing for the championship.
They have a two-second lead over the men in second place, Ty Blasingame from Ramah, Colo., and Kollin VonAhn from Blanchard, Okla. Hass is a talented all-around contestant who just won the steer wrestling title at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver.
He is currently second in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings in the steer wrestling. Any money he wins here will move him into the all-around standings and could put him into the team roping standings as well.
Ari-Anna Flynn from Charleston, Ark., and her great palomino horse had the crowd on the edge of their seats in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel racing. The daughter of world champion bull rider Denny Flynn and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo barrel racer Lynn Flynn, stopped the clock in 16.80 seconds.
She moved into second place in the first round of competition. The barrel racing here has 211 entries that all compete once. The best 70 from that competition get to run again. Ari-Anna will be among the top that return for a second run. Her father won the bull riding title here in 1982. The Fort Worth championship is among the most legendary titles in rodeo and the family tradition could see another Flynn added to the champions list this year.
There are two performances at the rodeo on Friday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
The following are unofficial results from Thursday at the World’s Oldest Indoor Rodeo® at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 26, 2017.
Bareback Riding: 1, Justin Miller, Billings, Mont., 81 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Biscuit. 2, Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 75.5. 3, Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho, 73. 4, Sandro Ferretti, Lake Charles, La., 64.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 6.0 seconds. 2, Ross Mosher, Augusta, Mont., 6.1. 3, Coleman Kohorst, Okotoks, Alberta, 8.0. 4, Bo Anderson, Water Valley, Alberta, 17.1.
Team Roping: (three times)1, Brit Ellerman, Ft. Lupton, Colo., and T.J. Watts, Eads, Colo., 5.8 seconds. 2, Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas, and John Robertson, Polson, Mont., 6.0. 3, Joshua Torres and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., 15.7.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Tom Knight, Gunnedah, Australia, 77 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s The Duke. 2, Justin Lawrence, Exeter, Calif., 76.5. 3, Will Centoni, Hollister, Calif., 71. 4, Taylor Tupper, Goodwell, Okla., 69.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.7. 2, Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 8.9. 3, Clint Akins, Sanger, Texas, 9.5. 4. Todd Loesch, Big Spring, Texas, 10.3.
Barrel Racing: 1, Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark., 16.80 seconds. 2, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 16.94. 3, Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas, 16.99. 4, Kathy Korell-Rach, Loveland, Colo., 17.03.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 83.5 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Sandi’s Dream. 2, Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan., 81.5.
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Trenton Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 83 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Biscuit. 2, (tie) Grant Denny, Minden, Nev., and Justin Miller, Billings, Mont., 81. 4, R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif., 80. 5, Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., 79.5. 6, Cole Picton, Marshall, Mo., 79. (second round) 1, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 81 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Liberated At Night. 2, Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore., 79.5. 3, Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M., 79. 4, (tie) Zack Brown, Red Bluff, Calif., and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 77.5. 6, Cole Picton, Marshall, Mo., 76. (third round) 1, Rio Lee, Tucson, Ariz., 80.5 on Dakota Rodeo’s Bartender. 2, (tie) Zack Brown, Red Bluff, Calif., and Troy Vaira, Richey, Mont., 77. 4, (tie) Creasy and Picton, 74.5. 6, (tie) Foss, Kiser and Wisehart, 74. (total on three) 1, Bloom, 230. 2, (tie) Denny and Picton, 229.5. 4, Brown, 227.5. 5, Creasy, 227. 6, Montero, 226.5.
Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 4.2 seconds. 2, Grady Payne, Stephenville, Texas, 4.5. 3, (tie) Tyke Kipp, Lordsburg, N.M., and Jarret New, Wimberley, Texas, 5.0. 5, Wyatt Lindsay, Cuchillo, N.M., 5.1. 6, Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., 5.2. (total on two) 1, Lindsay, 10.8. 2, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 11.0. 3, Vosler, 11.3. 4, Mason Miles Carter, Checotah, Okla., 13.4. 5, Cody Devers, Alva, Okla., 18.6. 6, Lewis, 18.9.
Team Roping: (first round) 1, Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas, and John Robertson, Polson, Mont., 4.5 seconds. 2, Lightning Aguilera, Athens, Texas, and Cody Hogan, Athens, Texas, 4.6. 3, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Brady Norman, 5.1. 4, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 5.5. 5, (tie) Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo., and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., and Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev. 5.6. (second round) 1, Dan Williams Jr., Standish, Calif., and Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, 4.8 seconds. 2, Brit Ellerman, Ft. Lupton, Colo., and T.J. Watts, Eads, Colo., 5.8. 3, Hass and Robertson, 6.0. 4, Bobby Joe Hill, Mexia, Texas, and Joe Mattern, Plantersville, Texas, 6.5. 5, Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 6.8. 6, Blasingame and VonAhn, 7.2. (total on two) 1, Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas, and John Robertson, Polson, Mont., 10.5. 2, Blasingame and VonAhn, 12.8. 3, Egusquiza and Koontz, 12.9. 4, Sherwood and O’Brien Cooper, 13.0. 5, Olson and Woodard, 17.3. 6, Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas, and Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 18.2.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C., 87 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Money Maker. 2, Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla., 85.5. 3, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 84. 4, Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas, 83.5. 5, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 83. 6, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 82. (second round) 1, (tie) Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, on Andrews Rodeo’s Cat Walk and Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., on Rafter G Rodeo’s Low Bucks, 85. 3, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 82. 4, CoBurn Bradshaw, Milford, Utah, 81.5. 5, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 810.5. 6, Clint Hopping, Memphis, Texas, 80. (total on two) 1. Jake Wright, 168. 2, Cody DeMoss, 166.5. 3, Bradshaw, 163.5. 4, Watson, 161. 5, (tie) Sterling and Jacobs Crawley, 159.
Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Ben Robinson, Red Deer County, Alberta, 8.3. 2, Justin Brinkerhoff, Corrine, Utah, 8.5. 3, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.7. 4, (tie) Quay Howard, Canyon, Texas, and Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 8.9, 6, Clint Akins, Sanger, Texas, 9.5. (total on two) 1, Tuf Cooper, 18.5. 2, Akins, 19.0. 3, Clint Robinson, 21.9. 4, Todd Loesch, Big Spring, Texas, 22.8. 5, Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 22.9. 6, Howard, 23.5.
Barrel Racing: (first round) 1, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 16.75 seconds. 2, Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark., 16.80. 3, (tie) Sadye Simpson, Millsap, Texas, and Abby Penson, Blossom, Texas, 16.82 seconds. 5, Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash., 16.84. 6, Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas, 16.86.
Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 88 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s J Lazy. 2, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 84.5. 3, Elliott Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, 81.5. 4, Koby Radley, Holden, La., 81. 5, Ricky Hallam, Norco, Calif., 77. 6, (tie) Chris Bechthold, Balko, Okla., and Christopher Byrd, Compton, Calif., 74.5. (second round) 1. Elliott Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, 85 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Wonder Boy. 2, (tie) Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, and Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 83.5. 4, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 82.5. 5, (tie) Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kan., and Laine Vicaro, Hammond, La., 81.5. (total on two) 1. Jacoby, 166.5. 2, Radley, 156. 3, Hallam, 151. 4, Clearwater, 148.5. 5, (tie) Campbell and Silcox, 83.5.