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National Western Good for Contestants Named Ty

By Susan Kanode
For the National Western Stock Show Rodeo

DENVER, Colo. – Ty Wallace would like nothing more than to start 2018 with a big win at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo.

The Colorado native grew up coming here as a spectator and started competing after joining the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 2013. He had his first ride here at the first performance on Thursday night and is currently tied for the lead. He came back at the Friday matinee rodeo and bettered his previous 86-point effort.

Wallace scored 87.5 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Foolish Crimes to take the overall lead and move to the top of the second round. While there is still a lot of rodeo action to take place in the Denver Coliseum, Wallace is looking good for a qualification to the U.S. Bank Pro Rodeo Finals with his total score of 173.5 points. He will have to remain among the top 12 bull riders here to compete in the Finals on Jan. 21st.

Friday night’s rodeo saw competitors making their first appearance at the National Western Stock Show. For tie-down roper Ty Harris from San Angelo, Texas, it was a night of firsts. He is in his first year of membership in the PRCA and his first full year of competition. This was his first trip to the National Western and the first time that he has ridden his horse in the Denver Coliseum.

Then, he moved into first place in the first round with a 7.5 second round, two-tenths of a second faster than reigning Denver and world champion Marcos Costa from Childress, Texas.

There are three performances of the rodeo on Saturday at 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.


DENVER, Colo. – The following are results from National Western Stock Show Rodeo.

Second Performance —

Bareback Riding: 1, Jordan Pelton, Halliday, ND, 81 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Vitalix Secret Service. 2, Tyler Waltz, Martin, Tenn., 72. 3, Paden Hurst, Cypress, Texas, 62. 4, Coleman Harbaugh, Sheridan, Wyo., 65.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 3.9 seconds. 2, Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wisc., 4.1. 3, Cody Pratt, Pueblo, Colo., 4.2. 4, Brandon Harrison, Port Arthur, Texas, 4.3.

Team Roping: 1, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Levi Tyan, Wallace, Neb., 4.7. 2, Bobby Baize, Anthony, N.M., and Justin Fox, Beggs, Okla., 10.9. 4, Eric Martin, Aurora, S.D., and Lee Lancaster, Bennett, Colo., 11.1.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 86.5 points on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Sue City Sue. 2, (tie) Tyrel Larsen, Weatherford, Okla., and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 84.5 points each. 4, Dawson Dahm, Tomahawk, Calif., 81.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Randall Carlisle, Athens, La., .3 seconds. 2, Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla., 8.0. 3, Stetson Vest, Roosevelt, Utah, 8.2. 4, Will Howell, Stillwater, Okla., 8.5.

Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Cayla Small, Burneyville, Okla., 15.37 seconds. 2, Janie Johnson, Canyon, Texas, 15.59. 3, Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash., 15.62. 4, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 15.63.

Bull Riding: 1, Ty Wallace, Colbran, Colo., 87.5 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Foolish Crimes. 2, Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas, 85.5. 3, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 82. 4, Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D., 70.

Third Performance –

Bareback Riding: 1, Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga., 81 points on Calgary Stampede’s Yodeling Alabama. 2, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 79. 3, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 76. 4, Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala., 73.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 3.8. 2, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.6. 3, Josh Clark, Warner, Okla., 4.7. 4, Will Lummus, West Point, Miss., 6.0.

Team Roping: 1, Lightning Aguilera, Athens, Texas, and Brady Norman, Springer, Okla., 5.1 seconds. 2, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 5.3. 3, Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz., and Tanner Luttrell, Santan Valley, Ariz., 5.8. 4, Tyler Magnus, and Truman Leo Magnus, Mason, Texas, 6.4.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (two rides) 1, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 76 points on Calgary Stampede’s Zodiac Margie. 2, Tate Owens, Dublin, Texas, 74.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas, 7.5 seconds. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.7. 3, Chris McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas, 8.4. 4, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 9.3.

Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Emily Miller, Weatherford, Okla., 15.54 seconds. 2, Amy Jo Farella, Cheyenne, Wyo., 15.71. 3, Brooke Jeter, Mansfield, Texas, 15.87. 4, Italy Sheehan, Shoshone, Idaho, 16.11.

Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Colby Demo, Red Bluff, Calif., 80 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Relentless. 2, Garrett Wickett, Battle Creek, Neb., 79.