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Knowles Big Winner at Caldwell Night Rodeo

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CALDWELL, Idaho — Winning his first championship at the Caldwell Night Rodeo in his 14-year career as a professional steer wrestler put a big smile on Trevor Knowles face.

What made the smile even bigger was having his parents here on Saturday night to watch him compete, make a victory lap in front of a sold-out performance and receive his championship spurs. This is the first time they have watched him at since last year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Knowles was the most successful contestant by far, earning the first and second round checks, tying for the final round and winning the championship with a total time of 12.7 seconds. When it was all added up, he left here with $9,519. His consistency here gave him the edge coming into Saturday night’s championship round and he maintained that all the way beating the man in second place, Clayton Hass, from Terrell, Texas, by 2.5 seconds.

“It means a lot having my parents here to watch me,” Knowles said. “Because of the fires, roads have been closed and we didn’t know if they could get here.”

The money he won here should move him into one of the top two spots in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings. Knowles was in fifth prior to the Caldwell Night Rodeo and is on track to qualify for his 11th consecutive NFR. Winning the rodeo here was a great way to kick off his favorite time of year.

The Caldwell Night Rodeo kicks off a run of rodeos in the Northwest part of the United States that have big prize money up for grabs and are known for great audiences.

“I love this time of year,” he said. “I get to be closer to home and bow season starts next Saturday. I get to do my favorite things, rodeo and hunt.”

The bull riding here was one full round of competition and the man that rose to the top was Aaron Pass from Dallas, Texas. He competed here on Thursday night, scoring 88 points on Powder River Rodeo’s 16X. That was worth $7,999 money that is crucial for Pass to qualify for his second consecutive NFR. Last week he was 16th in the world standings. He should move up and needs to maintain a spot in the top 15 through the end of September to be headed to Las Vegas in December.

This year’s rodeo paid $264,105 to contestants. Next year’s Caldwell Night Rodeo will be Aug. 16 – 20.

CALDWELL NIGHT RODEO CHAMPIONS
Bareback Riding – Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 167 points, $5,192
Steer Wrestling – Trevor Knowles, 12.7 seconds, $9,519
Team Roping Header – Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., 14.6 seconds, $4,314
Team Roping Heeler – Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 14.6 seconds, $4,314
Saddle Bronc Riding – Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 166 points, $5,320
Tie Down Roping – Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 25.1 seconds, $5,855
Women’s Barrel Race –Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 51.83 seconds, $5,563
Bull Riding – Aaron Pass, Dallas, Texas, 88 points, $7,999

The following are unofficial results from the Caldwell Night Rodeo.

FINAL ROUND AND OVERALL WINNERS —

Bareback Riding: (final round) 1, Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 87 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Craig at Midnight, $1,650. 2, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 84. 3, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 83, $900. 4, (tie) Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, and Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, 80, $475 each. 6, Tyler nelson, Victor, Idaho, 79, $250. (total on two) 1, Laye, 167, $3,286. 2, Aus, 165, $2,519. 3, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, 162, $1,862. 4, (tie) Ratliff and Feild, 161, $986. 6, Mote, 160, $548. 7, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 158, $438. 8, Orin Larsen, 157, $239.

Steer Wrestling: (final round) 1, (tie) Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont; Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D.; and Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.; 4.3 seconds and $936 each. 4, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 5.0, $548. 5, Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 5.3, $351. 6, Tait Kvistad, Grover, Colo., 5.6, $195. (total on three) 1, Knowles, 12.7, $3,679. 2, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 15.2, $3,199. 3, Waguspack, 15.3, $2,719. 4, (tie) Gilbert and Sparing, 15.6, $1,999. 6, Clark, 16.3, $1,280. 7, Kvistad, 17.4, $800. 8, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 17.5, $320.

Team Roping: (final round) 1, Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 4.8 seconds, $957. 2, Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 5.3, $792. 3, David Key, Stephenville, Texas, and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 5.4, $627. 4, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, ARiz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 5.5, $462. 5, Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas, 5.7. 6, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 6.2, $165. (total on three) 1, Masters and Graves, 14.6, $3,047. 2, Rogers and Petska, 15.9, $2,550. 3, Brown and VonAhn, 16.0, $2,252. 4, Minor and Minor, 16.1, $1,655. 5, Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas, 16.4, $1,457. 6, Webb and Gomez, 18.2, $1,060. 7, Key and Woodard, 20.6, $662. 8, Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah and Cole Wilson, Lake Shore, Utah, 21.0, $265.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round) 1, Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D., 86 points on C5 Rodeo’s Goodbye Bob, $1,650. 2, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 83, $1,250. 3, (tie) Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah; Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta; and Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.; 82, $617 each. 6, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 81, $250. (total on two) 1, Muncy, 168, $2,662. 2, (tie) Blackwell; Bradshaw; and Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas; 165, $1,509. 5, Elliot, 163, $621. 6, Crawley, 162, $444. 7, (tie) Rusty Wright and Taygen Schuelke, Newell, S.D.; 161, $311.

Tie Down Roping: (final round) 1, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 7.7 seconds, $943. 2, Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 8.3, $780. 3, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala., 8.4, $618. 4, Dillon holder, Eugene, Mo., 8.8, $455. 5, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 9.3, $293. 6, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 9.7, $163. (total on three) 1, Ohl, 25.1, $3,502. 2, (tie) Cooper, and Otero, 25.8, $2,817 each. 4, Gray, 26.0, $2,132. 5, Holder, 26.2, $1,675. 6, Hanchey, 26.3, $1,218. 7, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 26.9, $761. 8, Stran Smith, Childress, Texas, 27.6, $304.

Women’s Barrel Race: (final round) 1, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 17.12 seconds, $1,394. 2, Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 17.34, $1,046. 3, Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 17.37, $697. 4, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.44, $349. (total on three) 1, Wall, 51.83, $2,824. 2, Hunter, $2,420. 3, Andrea Busby, Brock, Texas, 52.20, $2,017. 4, Deb Guelly, Okotoks, Alberta, 52.23, $1,748. 5, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 52.24, $1,345. 6, Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 52.40, $1,076. 7, Carmel Wright, Roy, Utah, 52.52, $807. 8, Kelly Schnaufer, Pueblo, Colo., 52.57, $538. 9, Megan Lewis, Twin Falls, Idaho, 52.63, $403. 10, Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas, 52.67, $269.

Bull Riding: (overall winners) 1, Aaron Pass, Dallas, Texas, 88 points on Powder River Rodeo’s 16X, $7,999. 2, Krutis Turner, Washington, Utah, 85, $6,133. 3, Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M., 84, $4,533. 4, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 83, $2,933. 5, Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla., 82, $1,866. 6, McKennon Wimberly, Cool, Texas, 81, $1,333. 7, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 79, $1,067. 8, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 76, $800.

Courtesy of PRCA