Kaycee Feild Wins Justin Boots Playoffs – Again

PUYALLUP, WASH. – Kaycee Feild has turned the Washington State Fair arena and the Justin Boots Playoffs into his personal playground. The four-time reigning World Champion Bareback Rider claimed his fourth win in the last five years here Sept. 13.

“I’ve had a lot of luck here, and I draw really well here,” Feild said moments after taking his victory lap around the arena.

Feild claimed the title here last season, but it appeared his successful streak was in jeopardy this year. He’d won every year since 2011 except 2013 – when his traveling partner Jessy Davis took the title.

Feild was the final qualifier from the 38-man bareback field to get into the eight-man semifinal round. He rode for 87 points in the semis – good for second place behind Austin Foss’ 87.5. Feild won the four-man final round with another ride for 87 points, on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie.

“I had a good ride, and I knew it would take that to win here,” Feild said.

Tanner Aus had taken the lead in the bareback riding four-man final with a ride for 84.5 points, topping the first score of 77 posted by Davis. Feild was up third and went for 87 points, then survived as Austin Foss scored 81.5 on a re-ride.

Feild earned $9,350 in Puyallup and extended his lead in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings over second-place Evan Jayne, who trailed Feild by about $8,500 entering the week.

“It’s always great to win here, and I’m really lucky at this place,” Feild insisted again. “It’s toward the end of the season and being in the No. 1 spot, I wanted to have more of a spread by the end of the season. I’m being pushed harder than I’ve ever been pushed, with so many good bareback riders out here.”

Feild missed about seven weeks of the spring season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. His health is good, Feild said, but he could use some more time off so he can be 100 percent going into the Dec. 3-12 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“My hip is all right, but I need time where I can get it strong,” he said. “I just need time off from riding.”

He’s gone to more rodeos than usual late in the season, he said, as his traveling partners – Davis, Richmond Champion and Mason Clements, who is third in the Resistol Rookie bareback riding standings – are on the bubble trying to qualify for the WNFR.

“Expenses go up another third for those guys if I go home,” Feild said. “When the season’s over, I’ll go home and rest some.”

Not totally, though, not this goal-oriented athlete.

“I need to prove myself tougher than the rest of the guys,” Feild said. “I need to go home and ride the spur board more than them. I need to go to the gym more than them.”

Through the years, the 28-year-old cowboy from Spanish Fork, Utah, said he’s won “probably $70,000” at the Justin Boots Playoffs.

“It’s exciting, very exciting, to win again,” he said.

Other winners at the $248,575 rodeo were rookie steer wrestler J.D. Struxness (4.7 seconds), team ropers Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill (4.9 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley (88.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior), tie-down roper Timber Moore (9.2 seconds), barrel racer Cassidy Kruse (14.61 seconds) and bull rider Ty Wallace (87 points on Growney Brothers Rodeo’s What A Ball).

Read more about the Justin Boots Playoffs in the Sept. 25 ProRodeo Sports News.

Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair champions

Bareback Riding –Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 87points, $9,350
Steer Wrestling – J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., 4.0 seconds, $10,762
Team Roping – Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., $8795
Saddle Bronc Riding – Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 86 points,
Tie-Down Roping – Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 15.8 seconds, $8,668
Women’s Barrel Race – Cassidy Kruse, 29.18 seconds, $7,574
Bull Riding – Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 87 points, $5,601

PUYALLUP, Wash. – The following are Semi-final and overall results from the Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair Sept. 13, 2015.

Bareback Riding: (Semi-final round) 1, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 87.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Twin Cherry, $3,170. 2, Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, 87, $2,377. 3, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 86, $1,585. 4, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 79, $793. (final round) 1, Feild, 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery, $4,475. 2, Aus, 84.5, $3,357. 3, Foss, 81.5, $2,238. 4, Davis, 77, $1,119. (Average) 1, Feild, 253.5, $2,378. 2, Foss, 252, $1,823. 3, Aus, 251.5, $1,347. 4, Davis, 237, $872.

Steer Wrestling: (Semi-final round) 1, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., 4.0 seconds, $2,400. 2, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.3, $1,800. 3, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 4.9, $1,200. 4, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 5.0, $800. (final round) 1, Struxness, 4.0, $2,400. 2, Roche, $1,800. 3, Hass, 4.9, $1,200. 4, Irwin, 5.0, $600.

Team Roping: (Semi-final round) 1, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 5.1 seconds, $3,200 each. 2, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 5.4, $2,400. 3, Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif., and B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz., 5.6, $1,800. 4, Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 10.5, $800. (final round) 1, (tie) Tryan and Corkill; and Lovell and Koontz, 4.9 and $4,200 each. 3, Smith and Eaves, 5.2, $2,400. 4, Mitchell and Campbell, no time, $1,200.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (Semi-final round) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 86 points on Northcott Rodeo’s Get Smart, $1,600. 2, Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., 81.5, $1,200. 3, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 81, $800. 4, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 78, $400. (final round) 1, Crawley, 88.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior, $1,600. 2, Sundell, 88, $1,200. 3, Bradshaw, 85, $800. 4, Wright, 84, $400.

Tie-Down Roping: (Semi-final round) 1, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 8.5 seconds, $3,200. 2, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 9.0, $2,400. 3, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 9.2, $1,600. 4, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 10.0 and $400 each. (final round) 1, Moore, 9.2, $4,800. 2, Costa, 9.3, $3,600. 3, Brazile, 9.6, $2,400. 4, Cooper, 11.0, $1,200.

Women’s Barrel Racing: (final round – money not available) 1, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 14.61. 2, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 14.66. 3, Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont., 14.73. 4, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 14.81. (total on two) 1, Kruse, 29.18, $3,187. 2, Conrado, 29.50, $2,732. 3, Wright, 29.61, $2,277. 4, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 14.81, $1,973. 4, (tie) McDonald, and Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas, 29.72, $1,366 each. 6, (tie) Vickie Carter, Richfield, Utah; Andrea Busby, Brock, Texas; and Brittany Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.; 29.85, $658. 10, Rachel Dice, Livermore, Calif., 29.88, $304.

Bull Riding: (Semi-final round – two rides) 1, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 87 points on Growney Brother’s Sweet Sinner, $2,650. 2, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 77, $2,168. (final round) 1, Wallace, 87 points on Growney Brother’s What a Ball, $1,927. 2, Breding, 85.5, $1,445. 3, Tim Bingham, 82, $964.* 4, Kody DeShon, Helena, Mont., no score, $482.*

*Bingham and DeShon advanced to semifinals based on standings.

Courtesy of PRCA