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Preliminary Competition Comes to Close at San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2015) — The fifth and final bracket of rodeo competition came to a close on Monday night with 32 contestants making plans for the upcoming semifinals.

Among those were team ropers Jake Barnes and Junior Noguiera who hadn’t won a dime in the first two rounds of bracket 5. They had to win the third round to have any hopes at all of advancing to the semifinals and that’s just what they did.

They were the last team to compete in the AT&T Center on Monday night and had watched the competition have penalties and come up empty. They knew they had to be faster than 6.1 seconds to win the round. With Barnes, a seven-time world champion, doing the heading and Noguiera roping the heels they stopped the clock in 5.6 seconds to earn $2,281. That was just enough to put the Scottsdale, Ariz., team ropers in the fourth spot to rope again here.

Stockton Graves had a fourth place finish in the second round of the steer wrestling in bracket 5 earnings $570. The rodeo coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, also got to make a victory lap after winning the third round. He stopped the clock in 4.2 seconds adding $2,281 to his earnings. Graves qualified for the semifinals in a tie for second and third place.

In the saddle bronc riding it was newcomer Justin Caylor from Sulphur Springs, Texas, who needed to be at the top of the leaderboard. He had an 84-point ride on Kesler Rodeo Company’s Nickles & Dimes. That tied with Isaac Diaz from Desdemona, Texas who rode Calgary Stampede’s Lynx Mountain. Each of them earned $1,996. Diaz was the high money earner in this bracket with $4,847. Caylor is tied for third and fourth.

Casey Huckabee had yet to ride a bull when he got here on Monday night. That all changed when he got on C5 Rodeo’s Tricky Deal and scored 88 points. He finished in first place in the round and third place in the money earnings with $2,281.

Four contestants in each event from each bracket of competition advance to one of two semifinals. The semifinals will have 10 competitors vying for top scores and fast times in two rounds and adding to their earnings. Again, money earned will advance the best — five from each semifinals — to the final performance on Saturday night.

The following are results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which features over $1.65 million in cash and prizes.

BRACKET 5 —

Bareback Riding: (third round) 1,Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery, $2,281. 2, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 84, $1,711. 3, Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 83, $1,141. 4, Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta, 82, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Laye, $5,703. 2, Peebles, $3,707. 3, Aus, $3,422. 4, Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., $2,851.

Steer Wrestling: (third round) 1, Stockton Graves, Alva, Okla., 4.2 seconds, $2,281. 2, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 4.3, $1,711. 3, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., 4.6, $1,411. 4, Tyler Pearsn, Louisville, Miss., 5.3, $520. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Jones, $3,422. 2, (tie) Graves and Kennedy, $2,851 each. 4, Brockman, $2,281.

Team Roping: (third round) 1, Jake Barnes and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 5.6 seconds, $2,281. 2, Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz., and Twister Cain, Gonzales, Texas, 6.1, $1,711. 3, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 9.5, $1,141. 4, Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and Allen Bach, Weatherford, Texas, 10.2, $570.. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Sartain and Skelton, $4,562. 2, Tryan and Corkill, $3,992. 3, Hanson and Cain, $2,851. 4, Barnes and Nogueira, $2,281.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (third round – three rides) 1, (tie) Justin Caylor, Sulphur Springs, Texas, on Calgary Stampede’s Lynx Mountain and Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, on Kesler Rodeo Company’s Nickels & Dimes, 84 points and $1,996 each. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Diaz, $4,847. 2, Wright, $4,277. 3, (tie) Caylor and John Redig, Casper, Wyo., $2,566 each.

Tie-Down Roping: (third round) 1. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 7.0 seconds, $2,281. 2, Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 7.2, $1,711. 3, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 7.3, $1,141. 4, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 7.6, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Gray, $4,562. 2, Yates, $2,566. 3, Ohl, $3,422. 4, Moore, $2,281.

Women’s Barrel Race: (third round) 1, Shelly Anzick, Livingston, Mont., 13.92, $2,281. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, 13.99, $1,711. 3, Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 14.01, $1,141. 4, Laura Kennedy, Quitman, Ark., 14.07, $570. Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla., 14.13, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Taylor, $5,703. 2, Anzick, $3,992. 3, (tie) Bass and Little, $2,851.

Bull Riding: (third round) 1, Casey Huckabee, Grand Saline, Texas, 88 points on C5 Rodeo’s Tricky Deal, $2,281. 2, Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., $1,711. 3, Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., 83, $1,141. 4, Caleb Sanderson, Kissimmee, Fla., 77, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Votaw, $4, 562. 2, Smith, $3,422. 3, Huckabee, $2,281. 4, Sanderson, $1,141.

Courtesy of PRCA