By Susan Kanode for the Caldwell Night Rodeo
CALDWELL, Idaho – Clayton Hass is loving his work schedule right now, and that schedule includes a big stop at the Caldwell Night Rodeo.
Hass, from Terrell, Texas is coming off of a very successful week having won the rodeo in Hermiston, Ore. He also placed at Cascade, Great Falls and Helena, Mont., and picked up another check at Heber City, Utah.
Hass added a few more miles to the odometer before coming to the Caldwell Night Rodeo on Monday, Aug. 15. He won the first round of competition for the second consecutive year. Last year he also placed in the second round and qualified for the finals here, finishing in second place overall and leaving with $7,623.
This year, the 4.3-second run that he made in the first round will be the only one he will get money at. All of the 94 steer wrestlers had their first round of competition during what is known as slack. Hass won $2,814, then came back and had his second steer.
That one didn’t work out as well as he was trying to qualify for Saturday night’s championship finals. He pushed the barrier, it broke and that resulted in a 10-second penalty. That was very costly as a 4.7 turned into a 14.7.
Texas team ropers Lane Ivy and B.J. Dugger finished at the top of the leaderboard in the heading and heeling. With Ivy roping horns and Dugger roping the heels, they stopped the clock in 5.1 to win $2,606.
In the tie-down roping, it was Hooper, Utah’s J.C. Malone who had the fast run of the night. He stopped the clock in 7.8 seconds to win $2,611. Malone is 24th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys world standings. The Caldwell Night Rodeo is part of the Wilderness Circuit where Malone is in the lead.
The first performance of the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
The following are first round winners in the steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping from the Caldwell Night Rodeo.
Steer wrestling: 1, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 4.3 seconds, $2,814. 2, Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 4.5, $2,447. 3, (tie) Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.; and Clyton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 4.8, $1,896. 5, (tie) Judd Austin, Preston, idaho and Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 4.9, $1,162. 7, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 5.0, $612. 8, Jsoh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 5.1, $245.
Team roping: 1, Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas, and B.J. Dugger, Three rivers, Texas, 5.1 seconds, $2,606. 2, (tie) Colby lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.; and Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.; and Jory Levy, Logandale, Nev.; 5.2 and $2,096 each. 4, Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla., 5.4, $1,587. 5, (tie) Bryan Reay, Adrian, Ore., and chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho; and Tee Luttrell, Woodlawn, Texas, and Clay Sieber, Arp, Texas, 5.5, $1,077. 7, Jaguar Terrill, Craig, Colo., and Jason Warner, Rigby, Idaho, 5.6, $467. 8, (tie) Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas; and Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Levi Tyan, Wallace, Neb., 5.7, $113.
Tie-down roping: 1, J.C.. Malone, Hooper, Utah, 7.8 seconds, $2,611. 2, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 7.9, $2,270. 3, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, ala., 9.4, $1,929. 4, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 8.6, $1,589. 5, (tie) Timber moore, aubrey, Texas, and Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas, 8.7, $1,078 each. 7, (tie) Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas; Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas; and Dane Kisack, Spearfish, S.D., 8.9, $265 each.
Courtesy of PRCA