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Leads Change at National Western Stock Show Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the National Western Stock Show

Bareback rider Jake Brown of Hillsboro, Texas, scored 90 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie on Sunday at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. – NWSS photo by Sean Halverson.

Bareback rider Jake Brown of Hillsboro, Texas, scored 90 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie on Sunday at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. – NWSS photo by Sean Halverson.

DENVER – Bareback riding once again proved to be the most exciting rodeo event at the National Western Stock Show on Sunday.

Saturday night Jake Brown, who is just coming off of his first qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) scored 84 points with a solid showing. He had his second horse here at the Sunday matinee performance and made the most of an opportunity. Brown, from Hillsboro, Texas, had a whopping 90-point effort on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie.

Not only did that put him in the lead in the second round, he also took command of the overall standings. Brown has 174 points on two horses and moved Tanner Aus, from Granite Falls, Minn., to second place with 169.

Another first time NFR qualifier made a good showing here in the steer wrestling. Baylor Roche, from Tremonton, Utah, finished last year’s season in ninth place and won nearly $150,000. He got a big chunk of that in Las Vegas at rodeo’s championships and is ready for another trip there next December. A win at the National Western would certainly help him accomplish that goal. Roche took two steers to the ground in the Denver Coliseum on Sunday in 4.1 and 4.6 seconds for a total of 8.7 seconds. He now leads the overall standings by half a second. Nick Guy from Sparta, Wis., is second with 9.2 seconds on two runs.

Team ropers Coleman Proctor, from Pryor, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, II, from Columbus, Kan., are new overall leaders as well with a total time of 10.9 seconds. Proctor also competed at last year’s NFR, but with a different partner. He was heading for Jake Long from Coffeyville, Kan., and finished the season in fifth place.

Hawkins qualified for the NFR in 2013 and is anxious to get back there again. He and Proctor have a significant lead, but will have to wait until next weekend to see if it holds. Paul Beckett from Laramie, Wyo., and Chad Wahlert from Kersey, Colo., are second with 12.2.

Regular rodeo competition continues here through Jan. 23 where all of the U.S. Bank Championship Finals qualifiers will be determined. All of these contestants are in good position to make the trip back here next week, but with much more competition to come, their leads could be in jeopardy.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association action continues in the Denver Coliseum on Monday at 1. That will be followed by the Martin Luther King Jr., African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at 6 p.m.

The following are unofficial results from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Sixth Performance —

Bareback Riding: 1, Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 90 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie. 2, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 84. 3, Tyler Waltz, Martin, Tenn., 78. 4, Kyle Brennecke, Stephenville, Texas, 74.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.1 seconds. 2, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 4.4. 3, Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb., 5.5. 4, Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif., 5.7.

Team Roping: 1, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, II, Columbus, Kan., 5.5 seconds. 2, Brett Christiansen, Alva, Okla., and Dawson McMaster, Madison, Kan., 5.7. 3, Justen Nokes, Juniata, Neb., and Tucker White, Hershey, Neb., 6.3. 4, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 9.5.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 83 points on Calgary Stampede’s Umber Bubbles. 2, Cody Martin, Pleasant Hope, Mo., 78. 3, Jesse James Kirby, Dodge City, Kan., 75. 4, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 72.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, (tie) Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, and Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 7.8 seconds each. 3, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 11.7. 4, Michael Otero, Lowendsboro, Ala., 11.9.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Kelly Brunner, Millsap, Texas, 15.72 seconds. 2, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 15.86. 3, Paige Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 15.94. 4, Fonda Galbreath, Oakes, N.D., 16.34.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho, 80 points on Cervi Championship’s Sunshine & Whisky. 2, Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah, 79. 3, Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 74.

Seventh Performance —

Bareback Riding: 1, Jordan Pelton, Halliday, N.D., 78 points on Cervi Brother’s Southern Comfort. 2, Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho, 76. 3, Tristan Hansen, Victor, Idaho, 73. 4, Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif., 65.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 3.2. 2, Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 4.0. 3, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.6. 4, Cole Fulton, Miller, S.D., 5.1.

Team Roping: 1, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 5.5. 2, Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas, and Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas, 5.8. 3, Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas, 7.7. 4, Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, Colo., and Lance Allen,
Orchard, Colo., 11.1.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Lyle Welling, Crawford, Neb., 76 points on Cervi Brothers’ Classic Equine Lower. 2, Weston Pierschbacher, Kellerton, Iowa, 73. 3, Cooper DeWitt, Rio Rico, Ariz., 72. 4, (tie) Megan Lane Montoya, Roy, N.M.; Treyson Antonick, Overton, Texas; and David Martin, Zwingle, Iowa, 68 each.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 7.6 seconds. 2, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 8.1. 3, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 9.4. 4, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 11.0.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 15.35. 2, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 15.59. 3, Kali Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 15.68. 4, Megan Swindt, Lithia, Fla., 15.86.

Bull Riding: (one ride) 1, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 87 points on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Broadway Joe.

Current Leaders —

Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 87 points on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Arapahoe. 2, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, and Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 84 each. 4, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 83. (second round) 1, Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 90 points on Calgary Stampede’s Reckless Margie. 2, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 84. 3, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 82. 4, Tyler Waltz, Martin, Tenn., 78. (total on two) 1, Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, 174. 2, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 169. 3, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 165. 4, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 155.

Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, Sam Olson, Buffalo, S.D., 4.0 seconds. 2, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.1. 3, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 4.3. 4, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 4.4. (second round) 1, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 3.2. 2, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 3.7. 3, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 3.9. 4,(tie) Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D., and Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 4.0. (total on two) 1, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 8.7. 2, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 9.2. 3, Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 9.8. 4, Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 10.5.

Team Roping: (first round) 1, Pate Norell, Delta, Colo., and Jesse Jolly, Agate, Colo., 5.1 seconds. 2, (tie) Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.; and Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, II, Columbus, Kan., 5.4 seconds each. 4, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 5.5. (second round) 1, Riley and Brady Minor, 5.0. 2, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Chad Wahlert, Kersey, Colo., 5.1. 3, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, II, Columbus, Kan., 5.5. 4, Brett Christensen, Alva, Okla., and Dawson McMaster, Madison, Kan., 5.7. (total on two) 1, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, II, Columbus, Kan., 10.9. 2, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Chad Wahlert, Kersey, Colo., 12.2. 3, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta, and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 12.6. 4, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 15.6.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Roper Kiesner, Ripley, Okla., 82 points on Cervi Championship’s Pinball Wizard. 2, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 81. 3, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 79. 4, (tie) Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas; Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas; Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta; and Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, 78. (second round) 1, Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 83 points on Calgary Stampede’s Umber Bubbles. 2, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 82. 3, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 80. 4, (tie) Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, and Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 79. (total on two) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 161. 2, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 158. 3, Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, 157. 4, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 153.

Tie-Down Roping: (first round) 1, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.5 seconds. 2, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Cody McCartney, Ottowa Lake, Minn., 7.6. 4, (tie) Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, and Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 7.8. (second round) 1, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 7.0 seconds. 2, Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif., 7.5. 3, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 7.6. 4, Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta, 7.8. (total on two) 1, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 15.4. 2, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 15.9. 3, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 16.3. 4, Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta, 17.2.

Women’s Barrel Race: (first round) 1, (tie) Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, and Dena Kirkpatrick, Post, Texas, 15.30 each. 3, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 15.35. 4, Carlee Peirce, Lowdensboro, Ala., 15.52. (second round) 1, Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, 15.35. 2, Kim Couch, Rattan, Okla., 15.38. 3, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 15.43. 4, Megan Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas, 15.66. (total on two) 1, Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, 30.65. 2, Kim Couch, Rattan, Okla., 30.95. 3, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 31.11. 4, Megan Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas, 31.47.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, (tie) Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Broadway Joe and Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb., Cervi Championships Slim Kitty, 87 points each. 3, (tie) Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, and Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore., 83. (second round) 1, Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore., on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Sandi’s Dream. 2, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 82.5. 3, Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., 82. 4, Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho, 80.

Courtesy of PRCA