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Lewis Looking for Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Championship

by Susan Kanode
for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 29, 2015) – Monty Lewis would like nothing more than to leave the Will Rogers Coliseum on Feb. 7th with one of the legendary buckles that are given to event champions at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

Lewis, from Hereford, Texas, put himself in great position to do just that on Tuesday night. While he didn’t have the fastest time of the night, his 9.3-second run put him in the overall lead with a total of 19.1 on two runs.

The top three positions in the second round also changed with some really fast roping. Lewis is included in that at third place. First is now Joe Keating from Sour Lake, Texas, with an 8.7. Ryle Smith from Oakdale, Calif., moved into second with a 9.1.

Bull riding saw one of the best performances here so far. Four of the twelve bull riders were successful and they all moved into the top seven in the first round. They are also in good shape to qualify for the finals here if they are successful again on Thursday night.

Jordan Hansen from Okotoks, Alberta had the high-marked ride of the night at 81 points. That came aboard United Pro Rodeo’s bull named Little Pain for the two-time Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier. Hansen is in now in second place in the first round.

John Jacobs from Little Eagle, S.D., and Steve Woolsey from Payson, Utah, each had 80-point rides. They are tied for third in the round. Neither of them are currently ranked in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s world standings but a win here would change that. Woolsey is looking for his eighth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification and Jacobs is after his first.

Another Canadian, Jared Parsonage, from Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, was the other bull rider to make it to the whistle. Parsonage had a 75 and is tied for seventh place.

In the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel race, Michele McLeod from Whitesboro, Texas, had the fast run of the night at 16.75 aboard her mare “Kellies Chick,” known as Skye. She is tied for third in the first round.

Competition at the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo® continues on Thursday night with a performance at 7:30.

The following are unofficial results from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

Ninth Performance –

Bareback Riding: 1, Ty Fast Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan, 79 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Dynomite. 2, Taylor Price, Huntsville, Utah, 74. 3, Taylor Broussard, Esterwood, La., 69. 4, Weston Garrett, Belle Fourche, S.D., 67.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 5.0 seconds. 2, Wade Steffen, Richmond, Ill.,5.4. 3, Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 5.5. 4, Orrin Michael Fontenot, Lake Charles, La., 14.0.

Team Roping: (three times) 1, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 6.0. 2, Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas, 6.5. 3, Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., 6.6.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, (tie) Shane Hand, Weatherford, Okla., on United Pro Rodeo’s Shady Lady and Ryan Bestol, Hyannis, Neb., on Pro Rodeos Inc.’s Cherry Coke, 76 points each. 3, Dustin Wade Moody, Visalia, Calif., 76. 4, Brewster Guin, Slaton, Texas, 63.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 8.7 seconds. 2, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 9.1. 3, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texs, 9.3. 4, Clayton Collmorgan, Lufkin, Texas 9.8.

Barrel Racing: 1, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 16.75. 2, Angela Gilliam, Morton, Miss., 16.98. 3, Natalie Bland, Boyd, Texas, 17.01. 4, Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., 17.08.

Bull Riding: 1, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 81 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Little Pain. 2, (tie) John Jacobs, Little Eagle, S.D., and Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, 80. 4, Jared Parsonage, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, 75.

Current Leaders –

Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 81 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Tooke’s Pride, 2, (tie) Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho, and Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 79, 4. Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 78. 5, (tie) Orin Larsen, Inglas, Manitoba, Canada, Craig Wisenhart, Kersey, Colo., and Ty Taypotat, Regina, Sask., Canada, 77. (second round) 1, Orin Larsen, Inglas, Manitoba, Canada, 82 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Phantom, 2, (tie)Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., and Colin Adams, Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada, 81. 4, Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 80. 5, (tie) Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., and Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho, 79. (third round) 1, Jordan Pelton, Halliday, N.D., 83 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Night Jacket. 2, Jessy Davis, 80. 3, (tie) Kash Wilson, and Ty Fast Taypotat, 79. 5, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 77. 5, (tie) Anthony Thomas, Kimberly, Australia, and Seth Hardwick, 76. (total on three) 1, Wilson, 237 points. 2, Taypotat, 236. 3, Davis, 235. 4, Aus, 234. 5, Larsen, 232. 6, Hardwick, 231.

Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, 3.9 seconds. 2, (tie) Paul Melvin, Paradise, Texas, and Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 4.3 seconds. 4, (tie) John Gee, Stanford, Mont., and Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 4.5. 6, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.7. (total on two) 1, Tavenner, 9.0 seconds. 2, (tie) Jason Thomas, and Tyler Pearson, 9.5 seconds. 4, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 10.3. 5, Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 10.7. 6, Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 10.9.

Team Roping: (first round) 1, Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas, and Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas, 5.6 seconds. 2, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 6.0. 3, Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas, 6.5. 4, (tie) Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas; and Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.; 6.6. 6, Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 7.0. (second round) 1, Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 5.3. 2, Drew Horner, Plano, Texas, and Wesley Johnson, Log Cabin, La., 5.6. 3, Cole Morgan, Ada, Okla., and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla., 5.8. 4, Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas, and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, 6.1 seconds. 5, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 6.6. 6, Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas, and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, 6.9. (total on two) 1, Olsen and Woodard, 12.3 seconds. 2, Wiley and Pearce, 12.5. 3, Gourneau and Talsma, 19.0. 4, Vick and Cain, 19.6. 5, Powell and Kirchenschlager, 20.9. 6, Horner and Johnson, 21.5.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 86 on Dakota Rodeo’s Calamity Jane. 2, Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., 85. 3, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 81. 4, Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., 80. 5, Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo., 79. 6, Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, 77. (second round) 1, Joe Lufkin, 82 on Pickett Rodeo’s Shifter Extender. 2, (tie) Colton Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., and Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 81. 4, Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, 78. (total on two) 1, Lufkin, 162 points. 2, Spencer Wright, 161. 3, Miller, Rusty Wright, and Cody DeMoss, 157. 6, Mackenzie, 155.

Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 8.7 seconds. 2, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 9.1. 3, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 9.3. 4, Clayton Collmorgan, Lufkin, Texas, 9.8. 5, Jeff Chapman, Sebastopol, Miss., 9.9. 6, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, 10.0. (total on two) 1, Monty Lewis, 19.1. 2, Jeff Chapman, Sepastapol, Miss., 19.4. 3, C.R. Bradley, Collinsville, Texas, 21.1. 4, Jody Green, Shakopee, Minn., 23.5. 5, Joe Keating, 23.9. 6, John Wall, Brenham, Texas, 25.8.

Barrel Racing: (first round) 1, (tie) Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas, and Deb Guelly, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, 16.67 seconds. 3, (tie) Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, and Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 16.75. 5, Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla., 16.80. 6, (tie) Brooke Jeter, Mansfield, Texas, Laura Kennedy, Quitman, Ark., and Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, 16.85.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Rylan Wright, Heber City, Utah, 83 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Pacific Rim. 2, Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta, 81. 3, (tie) John Jacobs, Little Eagle, S.D., and Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, 80. 5, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 79. 6, Brock Russell, Rye, Colo., 77. (second round) 1, Proctor, 83 on Pickett Rodeo’s Up N At Em. 2, Kastner, 82. 2, (tie) Quentin Vaught, Crain, Mo., and Trent Jacobson, Irwin, Idaho, 80. 5, Corey Granger, Zachary, La., 78. 6, Elliot Jacoby, Weatherford, Okla., 76. (total on two) 1, Proctor, 162 points. 2, Kastner, 150. 3, Creswell, 149. 4, Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., 140. 5, Rylan Wright, 83 on one. 6, (tie) Vaught and Jacobson, 80 points on one.

Courtesy of PRCA