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New Leaders Emerge in Three Events at World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®

by Johna Cravens
for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 27, 2015)—The seventh performance the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo® Monday night in Fort Worth was a pivotal one with new leaders emerging in three events and significant placings in two others.

In steer wrestling Tyler Pearson of Louisville, Miss., and Paul Melvin of Paradise, Texas, each clocked times of 4.3 seconds which tied them for the lead in the second round. Pearson, whose time in the first round was 5.2 seconds, moved into a tie for the overall lead with Arkansas cowboy Jason Thomas. Both have a total of 9.5 seconds on two steers.

Jeff Chapman, a native of Athens, Texas, now living in Sebastopol, Miss., was the only tie-down roper to break the ten-second mark. His time of 9.9 seconds gave him the lead in the second round by 1.3 seconds. C.R. Bradley of Collinsville, Texas, roped his calf in 11.2 seconds to move into the second-place slot. Chapman and Bradley moved to first and second overall with total times of 19.4 and 21.2 seconds, respectively, after two rounds.

The most exciting lead change was in bull riding where Rylan Wright of Heber City, Utah, rode Rafter G Rodeo’s Pacific Rim for 83 points. Former world champion Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, Wash., scored 79 to move into second in first round, behind Wright.

For the second time in five days, reigning world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey of Strong City, Okla., needed some help to leave the arena after bucking off his bull. Rafter G’s Lay Down Larry jerked Kimzey down face first on his shoulder before slamming him to the ground. At last Thursday’s Super Shootout® rodeo, Kimzey made a qualified ride, but the bull hooked his horn into Kimzey’s facemask, ripping his helmet off and slamming him to the dirt.

A pair of National Finals Rodeo (NFR) team ropers, Kelsey Parchman of Cumberland City, Tenn., and Walt Woodard of Stephenville, Texas, moved into second place in round two of their event with a time of 6.6 seconds.

Saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere of Faith, S.D., another NFR cowboy, scored 85 points on Rafter G’s Remember Me. That put him second in the first round, one point behind reigning world champion Spencer Wright.

Elshere and fellow bronc rider Cody DeMoss of Heflin, La., who just won more than $10,000 at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver this past weekend, began their bids for all-around honors at Fort Worth. Both made qualified, first-round rides in their second events, bull riding for Elshere and bareback riding for DeMoss.

The World’s Original Indoor Rodeo® continues Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Worth’s historic Will Rogers Coliseum. The bareback, saddle bronc and bull riders who competed Monday will compete in the second round Tuesday night. Tuesday also is Stock Show Goes Pink day with proceeds from the rodeo benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer. Rodeo contestants and spectators alike are asked to wear pink to show their support for this cause.

The following are unofficial results from Monday’s performance of the World’s Oldest Indoor Rodeo® at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 26, 2015.

Seventh Performance

Bareback Riding: 1, Ty Taypotat, Regina, Sask., Canada, 77 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Andy. 2, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 76. 3, Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas, 75. 4, Colin Adams, Delcraine, Manitoba, Canada, 71.

Steer Wrestling: 1, (tie) Paul Melvin, Paradise, Texas, and Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 4.3 seconds. 3, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 4.5. 4, Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 5.0.

Team Roping: 1, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas, 6.6 seconds. 2, Logan Olson Flandreau, S.D., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 7.0. 3, Lane Ivy, Canyon, Texas, and Kory Bramwell, Chromo, Colo., 11.2. 4, Robert Pixley, Livingston, Texas, and Ruben Gonzales, Jr., Llano, Texas, 11.7.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (three rides)1, Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., 85 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Remember Me. 2, Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., 80. 3, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 76.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Jeff Chapman, Sebastopol, Miss., 9.9 seconds. 2, C.R. Bradley, Collinsville, Texas, 11.2. 3, Jody Green, Shakopee, Minn., 14.0 4, Darnell Johnson, Pueblo, Colo., 15.7.

Barrel Racing: 1, Laura Kennedy, Quitman, Ark., 16.85 seconds. 2, Britta O’Keeffe, Mohall, N.D., 16.94. 3, Fonda Galbreath, Oakes, N.D., 16.96. 4, Morgan Breaux, Tomball, Texas, 17.00.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Rylan Wright, Heber City, Utah, 83 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Pacific Rim. 2, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 79. 3, Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., 69.

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, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 81. 3, (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, Kash Wilson, 79. 4, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 77. 5, (tie) Anthony Thomas, Kimberly, Australia, and Seth Hardwick, 76. (total on three) 1, Wilson, 237 points. 2, Davis, 235. 3, Aus, 234. 4, Larsen, 232. 5, Hardwick, 231. 6, Breuer, 214.

Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, (tie) Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., and Matt Mousseau, Hensall, Ontario, Canada, 3.9 seconds, $5,346 each. 3, (tie) Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, and Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., 4.1, $3,843 each. 5, (tie) Tommy Cook, McAlester, Okla., and Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 4.2, $2,362 each. 7, (tie) Dustin Walker, Vanscoy, Sask., Canada; Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, and Matt Cupp, Hempstead, Texas, 4.3, $580 each. (second round) 1, (tie) Paul Melvin, Paradise, Texas, and Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 4.3 seconds. 3, (tie) John Gee, Stanford, Mont., and Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 4.5. 5, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.7. 6, Tyler Waguespack, Boyd, Texas, 4.8. (total on two) 1, (tie) Jason Thomas, and Tyler Pearson, 9.5 seconds. 3, Gary Gilbert, New Underwood, S.D., 10.3. 4, Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 10.7. 5, Paul Melvin, 11.3. 6, Tyler Waguespack, 11.4.

Team Roping: (first round) 1, Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas, and Ace Pearce, Washington, Texas, 5.6 seconds. 2, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas, 6.6. 3, Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 7.0. 4, Quisto Lopez, Beeville, Texas, and Justin Ambriz, Jourdonton, Texas, 7.3 seconds. 5, Elliott Gourneau, Kennebec, S.D., and Ty Talsma, Verdigre, Neb., 7.5. 6, Anthony Lucia, Weatherford, Texas, and JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas, 7.9. (second round) 1, Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas, and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, 6.1 seconds. 2, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 6.6. 3, Chase Wiley, Charlotte, Texas, and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, 6.9. 4, Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas, and Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas, 11.1. 5, Elliott Gourneau, Kennebec, S.D., and Ty Talsma, Verdigre, Neb., 11.5. 6, Jerod Farella, Newcastle, Wyo., and T.J. Watts, Eads, Colo., 16.7. (total on two) 1, Wiley and Pearce, 12.5 seconds. 2, 2, Gourneau and Talsma, 19.0. 3, Vick and Cain, 19.6. 4, Powell and Kirchenschlager, 20.9. 5, Jerrod Farella, Newcastle, Wyo., and T.J. Watts, Eads, Colo., 29.1. 6, Smith and Cooper, 6.6 on one.

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. 5, (tie) Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, Colton Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., and Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah, 76. (second round) 1, Colton Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 81 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Sundance. 2, Ryan Mackenzie, Homedale, Idaho, 78. 3, Rusty Wright, 76. 4, (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, and Spencer Wright, 75. (total on two) 1, Spencer Wright, 161 points. 2, Miller, 157. 3, Clarys, 156. 4, Mackenzie, 155. 5, Flundra, 148. 6, Nicholes, 147.

Tie-Down Roping: (first round) 1, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 8.4 seconds, $6,040. 2, Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, 8.5, $5,252. 3, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 8.7, $4,464. 4, (tie) Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, and K.C. Miller, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 9.1, $3,282 each. 6, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga., 9.2, $1,707 each. 8, Juan Flores, Jr., Iraan, Texas, 9.3, $525.18. (second round) 1, Jeff Chapman, Sebastopol, Miss., 9.9 seconds. 2, C.R. Bradley, Collinsville, Texas, 11.2. 3, Kolt Henderson, Omaha, Texas, 11.9. 4, Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta, Canada, 12.3. 5, Jody Green, Shakopee, Minn., 14.0, 6. John Wall, Brenham, Texas, 15.1. (total on two) 1, Jeff Chapman, 19.4. 3, C.R. Bradley, 21.1. 3, Jody Green, 23.5. 4. John Wall, 25.8. 5, Derrick Taylor, Groveland, Fla., 26.0. 6, Darnell Johnson, Pueblo, Colo., 28.9.

Barrel Racing: (first round) 1, (tie) Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas, and Deb Guelly, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, 16.67 seconds. 3, Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas, 16.75. 4, (tie) Brooke Jeter, Mansfield, Texas, and Laura Kennedy, Quitman, Ark., 16.85. 6, Britta O’Keeffe, Mohall, N.D., 16.94.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Rylan Wright, Heber City, Utah, 83 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Pacific Rim. 2, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 79. 3, Brock Russell, Rye, Colo., 77. 4, (tie) Dalton Angus McMurtrie, Inyokern, Calif., and Sam Wyatt, Fittstown, Okla., 75. 6, Derek Creswell, Weatherford, Okla., 74. (second round) 1, Kastner, 82 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Inspector Gadget. 2, (tie) Quentin Vaught, Crain, Mo., and Trent Jacobson, Irwin, Idaho, 80. 4, Corey Granger, Zachary, La., 78. 5, Elliot Jacoby, Weatherford, Okla., 76. 6, Derek Creswell, 75. (total on two) 1, Kastner, 150 points. 2, Creswell, 149. 3, (tie) Vaught and Jacobson, 80 points on one. 5, Granger, 78 on one. 6, Russell, 77 on one.