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Peek Lassos Guymon’s All-Around

Josh Peek ropes his calf in 8.5 seconds to place in the third go-round. He finished second in the tie-down roping average and won the all-around title at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Josh Peek ropes his calf in 8.5 seconds to place in the third go-round. He finished second in the tie-down roping average and won the all-around title at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

GUYMON, Okla. – Josh Peek took a bad situation on Sunday and made it considerably better, and that paid off with the all-around championship at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo.

“They hadn’t done much on my bulldogging steer, and I just went out and made the best run I could,” said Peek, a six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Pueblo, Colo. “That happens in rodeo.”

He made up for it tie-down roping, roping and tying his calf in 8.5 seconds. He finished in a tie for fourth place in the third round and finished second in the average with a three-run cumulative time of 25.6 seconds. He earned nearly $3,600 on Sunday alone.

That pushed his week-long earnings in the Oklahoma Panhandle to $6,620, and he will now wear the coveted trophy buckle provided to the all-around cowboy.

“I came back on a calf that tried, and I just went out and tried to make a He-Man run,” he said. “I ran him up there a ways. My horse, Rio, really made that run. He stopped hard, pulled the calf over my leg and let me tie him fast a long ways down the arena.”

Peek won the bulk of his money in tie-down roping, where he placed in all three go-rounds. His lone check in steer wrestling was for sharing the first-round with eventual champion Tyler Waguespack of Gonzalez, La.

Saddle bronc rider Roper Kiesner matches moves with Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Manhatten Moon for 83 points on Sunday (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Saddle bronc rider Roper Kiesner matches moves with Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Manhatten Moon for 83 points on Sunday (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Peek will now tend to some personal things around his Pueblo home before returning to rodeo in June.

“There aren’t a lot of rodeos in the next few weeks, so I’m going to let my horses rest up, really practice and get ready for June,” he said. “It’s the icing on the cake to leave for this little break with a win.”

Though he has NFR experience, it’s been six years since he has played for the largest payday in the game. He would like to return to the finale in both of his disciplines, just like he did in 2007 and 2009.

“Making it to Vegas is extremely important,” Peek said. “It’s been a long-term goal of mine to win an all-around world title and win an individual event title. This year I’ve got some new horses, and I’ve put some time into it.

“I’m putting the pedal to the metal and just going for it.”

That was the same approach taken by Roper Kiesner, a 22-year-old saddle bronc rider from Ripley, Okla. He matched moves with Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Manhatten Moon for 83 points on Sunday afternoon to finish third. He’s hoping that will catapult him to a fourth straight qualification to the RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo.

“Last year was the first time I’d ever ridden in Guymon,” Kiesner said. “I didn’t do very well, so it was a little disappointing. This year I had a really good horse. He helped me make a great ride.”

He earned $1,990 in Guymon, and that money will go a long ways to moving him up higher in the standings. Returning to Duncan, Okla., in October is important for the young cowboy. Qualifiers earn their way to the regional finale by finishing the regular season with enough money earned at rodeos primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

“It’s always been a dream of mine, and this year the money we win at the circuit finals will count toward the world standings,” Kiesner said. “I know everybody’s going to try to win the circuit because of that.”

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-8
All-around cowboy: Josh Peek, $6,620 won in steer wrestling and tie-down roping

Bareback riding: 1. Jake Brown, 89 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet’s Web, $3,257; 2. Tranner Aus, 85, $2,497; 3. Orin Larsen, 84.5, $1,846; 4. Frank Morton, 82.5, $1,194; 5. Devan Reilly, 82, $760; 6. Tyler Scales, 81, $543; 7. Ty Breuer, 81, $434; Caine Riddle, 80, $326..

Team roping: First round: 1. Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 5.4 seconds, $1,975; 2. David Key/Travis Woodard, 6.1, $1,717; 3. Coleman Proctor/Billie Jack Saebens, 6.6, $1,460; 4. Clay Ullery/Ryon Tittel, 6.7, $1,202; 5. Monty Wood/Brandon Gonzales, 6.8, $944; 6. Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 6.9, $687; 7. Blake Hughes/Brady Norman, 7.0, $429; 8. (tie) Lane Livy/Braden Harmon, Paul David Tierney/Cesar de la Cruz and Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 7.1, $57 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Ryan Jarrett/Marty Yates and Cory Clark/Levi Lord, 5.1 seconds, $1,846 each; 3. Cody Heflin/Ben Hogan, 5.8, $1,460; 4. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi/Cullen Teller and BJ.B. James Jr./Brock Hanson, 6.4, $1,073 each; 6. Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher, 6.5, $687; 7. Miles Baker/Jace Crabb, 6.8, $429; 8. (tie) Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, Aaron Macy/Cody Pierson and Tyler Wojciechowski/Jace Davis, 7.1, $57 each. Third round: 1. Blake Hughes/Brady Norman, 6.7 seconds, $1,975; 2. Logan Olson/Gage Williams, 7.0, $1,717; 3. JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 7.1, $1,460; 4. Clay Ullery/Ryon Tittel, 7.2, $1,202; 5. (tie) Lee Hagler/T.W. Willson and Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 7.3, $816 each; 7. Jason Thorstenson/Paul Griemsman, 7.6,$429; 8. (tie) Caleb Mitchell/Cody Thornton and Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher, 7.9, $86 each. Aggregate: 1. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 21.5 seconds on three runs, $2,962; 2. Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher, 22.8, $2,576; 3. Monty Wood/Brandon Gonzales, 23.4, $2,189; 4. Aaron Macy/Cody Pearson, 23.8, $1,803; 5 (tie) Jason Thorstenson/Paul Griemsman and J.B. James Jr./Brock Hanson, 24.1, $1,223 each; 7. Miles Baker/Jace Crabb, 24.7, $644; 8. Blaine Vick/Jim Ross Cooper, 25.6, $258.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. (tie) Josh Peek and Tyler Waguespack, 3.7 seconds, $1,671 each; 3. (tie) Matt Reeves and Jacob Talley, 4.1, $1,204 each; 5. (tie) Tooter Silver and Logan Gledhill, 4.2, $738 each; 7. (tie) Royce Johnson, Clayton Hass and Cody Doescher, 4.3, $181 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Tom Lewis and Gary Gilbert, 3.8 seconds, $1,671 each; 3. Tyler Waguespack, 3.9, $1,321; 4. Wade Steffen, 4.1, $1,088; 5. (tie) Ryan Botham, Taton Sterkel, Josh Clark and J.D. Struxness, 4.3, $505 each. Third round: 1. Dean Gorsuch, 3.9 seconds, $1,787; 2. Jacob Talley, 4.0, $1,554; 3. Trell Etbauer, 4.1, $1,321; 4. (tie) Nick Guy, J.D. Struxness and Tanner Bruner, 4.2, $855 each; 7. Clayton Hass, 4.3, $389; 8. Jason Thomas, 4.4, $155. Aggregate: 1. Tyler Waguespack, 12.1 seconds on three runs, $2,681; 2. J.D. Struxness, 13.1, $2,331; 3. Clayton Hass, 14.2, $1,982; 4. Cody Doescher, 14.4, $1,632; 5. Dean Gorsuch 14.8, $1,282; 6. Tanner Bruner, 14.9, $932; 7. Nick Guy, 15.0, $583; 8. Jacob Talley, 15.3, $233.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Allen Boore, on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Gold Coast, and Ryder Wright, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Cool Runnings, 83.5 points, $3,101 each; 3. Roper Kiesner, 83, $1,990; 4. Chuck Schmidt, 82, $1,287; 4. (tie) Clay Elliott and Audy Reed, 80.5, $702 each; 6. Zeke Thurston, 80, $468; 7. (tie) Nat Stratton and Taygen Schuelke, 79.5, $176.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Cade Swor, 7.6 seconds, $1,946; 2. (tie) Sterling Smith and Adam Gray, 8.0, $1,565 each; 4. Caddo Lewallen, 8.2, $1,184; 5. Clint Cooper, 8.3, $931; 6. Ryan Jarrett, 8.5, $677; 7. (tie) Josh Peek and Rees Reimer, 8.6, $296 each. Second round: 1. Ace Slone, 7.7 seconds, $1,946; 2. Cade Swor, 8.0, $1,692; 3. Michael Otero, 8.1, $1,438; 4. (tie) Marty Yates and Josh Peek, 8.5, $1,058 each; 6. Ethan Hill, 8.6, $677; 7. (tie) Blane Cox and E.J. Roberts, 8.7, $296 each. Third round: 1. Tyson Durfey, 7.6 seconds, $1,946; 2. Randall Carlisle, 7.8, $1,692; 3. Trent Creager, 7.9, $1,438; 4. (tie) Cory Solomon and Josh Peek, 8.5, $1,058 each; 6. Robert Mathis, 8.8, $677; 7. Chris Demases, 8.9, $423; 8. L.D. Meier, 9.2, $169. Aggregate: 1. Cade Swor, 25.2 seconds on three runs, $2,919; 2. Josh Peek, 25.6, $2,538; 3. Ace Slone, 27.4, $2,157; 4. Randall Carlisle, 28.1, $1,777; 5. Trent Creager, 28.8, $1,396; 6. Chris Demases, 28.9, $1,015; 7. (tie) L.D. Meier and Tye Thompson, 29.1,$444.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Cayla Melby, 17.14 seconds, $1,958; 2. Taylor Langdon, 17.29, $1,679; 3. Cassidy Kruse, 17.35, $1,399; 4. Nicole Laurence, 17.36, $1,213; 5. Kellie Collier, 17.43, $933; 6. Stevi Hillman, 17.44, $746;. 7. (tie) Pamela Capper and Ivy Conrado, 17.48, $466 each; 9. (tie) Kelley Schnaufer and Mary Burger, 17.50, $233 each. Second round: 1. Michele McLeod, 17.19 seconds, $1,959; 2. Tori Morris, 17.36, $1,679; 3. Abby Penson, 17.39, $1,399; 4. Taylor Langdon, 17.43, $1,213; 5. Carley Richardson, 17.45, $933; 6. Kellie Collier, 17.46, $746; 7. (tie) Kaylee Burnett and Sabrina Ketcham, 17.48, $466 each; 9. Amy Jo Farella, 17.50, $280; Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.56, $187. Aggregate: 1. Michele McLeod, 34.71, $1,959; 2. Taylor Langdon, 34.72, $1,679; 3. Kellie Collier, 34.89, $1,399; 4. Nicole Laurence, 35.02, $1,213; 5. Mary Burger, 35.03, $933; 6. Cassidy Kruse, 35.05, $746; 7. (tie) Carley Richardson and Jane Griemsman, 35.11, $466 each; 9. Tori Morris, 35.17, $280; 10. Cayla Melby, 35.18, $187.

Bull riding: 1. Scottie Knapp, 87 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Ratter, $3,835; 2. Tyler Smith, 86.5, $2,940; 3. Justin Hendrix, 85.5, $2,173; 4. Tanner Learmont, 85, $1,406; 5. Dalan Duncan, 84.5, $895; 6. (tie) Clay Wagner and Eli Vastbinder, 81, $575 each; 8. (tie) Tyler Taylor and Dallee Mason, 80.5, $192 each.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Will Gasperson, 12.6 seconds, $1,697; 2. Scott Snedecor, 13.6, $1,476; 3. Guy Allen, 13.7, $1,254; 4. Dan Fisher, 14.4, $1,033; 5. Vin Fisher Jr., 14.5, $812; 6. Jarrett Blessing, 14.7, $590; 7. Marty Jones, 14.8, $369; 8. JoJo LeMond, 15.0, $148. Second round: 1. K.W. Lauer, 12.4 seconds, $1,697; 2. Don Eddleman, 12.6, $1,476; 3. (tie) Marty Jones and Billy Good, 13.2, $1,144 each; 5. Scott Snedecor, 13.4, $812; 6. (tie) Jess Tierney and John Bland, 13.5, $480 each; 8. JoJo LeMond, 13.9, $148. Third round: 1. Troy Tillard, 10.7 seconds, $1,697; 2. Jason Evans, 11.0, $1,476; 3. Jess Tierney, 11.1, $1,254; 4. Rocky Patterson, 11.2, $1,033; 5. Corey Ross, 11.4, $812; 6. Dan Eddleman, 11.8, $590; 7. J.P. Wickett, 12.1, $396; 8. Brodie Poppino, 12.2, $148. Fourth round: 1. Lawson Plemons, 10.0 seconds, $1,697; 2. Tom Smith, 10.6, $1,476; 3. Brian Garr, 10.7, $1,254; 4. (tie) Ty Herd and Brodie Poppino, 11.0, $922 each; 6. JoJo LeMond, 10.6, $590; 6. Jarrett Blessing, 10.7, $369; 8. Brent Lewis, 11.9, $148. Average: 1. JoJo LeMond, 54.4 seconds on four runs, $3,394; 2. Scott Snedecor, 60.5, $2,952; 3. Jarrett Blessing, 60.6, $2,509; 4. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr. and Rocky Patterson, 62.0, $1,845 each; 6. Jim Locke, 62.4, $1,181; 7. Jason Evans, 63.1, $738; 8. Tony Reina, 71.0, $295.

Courtesy of twisTEDrodeo.com