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Reno Rodeo Champions Crowned

RENO, NEV.,  — When the dust settled on the 96th annual Reno Rodeo, there were some very happy rodeo contestants heading out of town.

The rodeo, traditionally is the start of the busy summer rodeo season and winning here gives contestants momentum as they head into “Cowboy Christmas,” which includes all of the rodeos held over the Fourth-of-July Holiday.

Steven Peebles, from Redmond, Ore., couldn’t stop smiling after earning the bareback riding title. The six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier has had success here in the past, but this is his first set of championship spurs. His win was partly due to an 83-point ride in the final round of competition. He rode the Rosser Rodeo horse named Peppy Bound to place first. He had a total of 237 points on three rides and earned over $10,000.

“I’m so excited to get these spurs,” Peebles said. “This rodeo is one I’ve wanted to win for a long time. It finally happened.”

The 2013 world champion steer wrestler injured his shoulder last year and missed the NFR. He’s on a mission to get back to Las Vegas this year and the $11,704 he won in steer wrestling at the Reno Rodeo will help. Cure was third in the world standings prior to Reno’s rodeo.

Heith DeMoss has watched his older brother Cody earn two sets of spurs and the championship in saddle bronc riding twice. This year, he was leader of the pack and got his own. He had a total score of 241 points on three horses to win $7,594.

Josh Peek from Pueblo, Colo., won his third pair of all-around spurs by earning $9,113 in tie-down roping and steer wrestling. Total payout at this year’s rodeo was $493,123. The Xtreme Bulls competition featured another $47,235 in prize money. Eight out of ten performances, including the finals on Saturday night were sold out with more than 8,200 in attendance.

Plans are already underway for the 97th annual Reno Rodeo will be held June 16 – 27, 2016.

RENO RODEO CHAMPIONS
Bareback Riding, Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 237 points, $10,365
Steer Wrestling, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 13.0 seconds, $11,704
Team Roping Header, Zayne Dishion, Bishop, Calif., 16.1 seconds, $10,683
Team Roping Heeler, Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas, 16.1 seconds, $10,683
Saddle Bronc Riding, Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 241 points, $7,594
Tie-Down Roping, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala., 27.7 seconds,$10,674
Women’s Barrel Race, Jill Welsh, Parker, Ariz., 51.14 seconds, $11,958
Bull Riding, Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash., 157 points, $7,498
All-Around, Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., $9,113 won in tie-down and steer wrestling

RENO, NEV., June 27, 2015 — Following are unofficial results from the Reno Rodeo:

Ninth Performance – Final Championship followed by overall leaders

Bareback Riding: (Final round) 1, Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 83 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Peppy Bound, $1,650. 2, (tie) Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, and Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 80, $1,075. 4, Brian Bain, Powell Butte, Ore., 79, $600. 5, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 78, $350. 6, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 77, $250. (overall winners on three) 1, Peebles, 237, $5,484. 2, (tie) Montero and Ratliff, 234, $3656 each. 4, (tie) Lowe and Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, 232, $1,645. 6, (tie) Bain and Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 230, $823. 8, Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 229, $548.

Steer Wrestling: (Final Round) 1, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 3.9 seconds, $1,421. 2, (tie) Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., and Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 4.2, $1,054 each. 4, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 4.3, $686. 5, Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 4.5, $441. 6, Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo., 5.3, $245. (overall winners on three) 1, Cure, 13.0, $6,170. 2, Clark, 13.4, $5,365. 3, Moore, 13.5, $4,560. 4, Peek, 13.6, $3,756. 5, Milan, 13.9, $2,951. 6, Shepperson, 14.6, $2,146. 7, Jon Herl, Goodland, Kan., 14.9, $1,341. 8, Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D., 15.8, $537.

Team Roping: (Final Round) 1, (tie) Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas; and Zayne Dishion, Bishop, Calif., and Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas, 5.1 and $1,245 each. 3, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jett Hillman, Purcell, Okla., 5.3, $893. 4, Jake Barnes, and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 6.1, $658. 5, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, ARiz., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 10.3, $423. 6, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 13.5, $235. (overall winners on three) 1, Dishion and Zuniga, 16.1, $6,713. 2, Tryan and Hillman, 16.8, $5,837. 3, Lovell and Koontz, 17.2, $4,962. 4, Barnes and Nogueira, 17.4, $4,086. 5, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Ryan Motes, 20.6, $3,211. 6, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 25.1, $2,335. 7, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 27.1, $1,459. 8, (tie) Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.; and Clint Harry, Nixon, Nev., and Blake Teixeira, San Martin, Calif., 11.4, $292 each.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (Final Round) 1, Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., 85 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Kool Toddy, $1,650. 2, Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 84, $1,250. 3, Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 83, $900. 4, Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 75, $600. 5, Isaac Kiaz, Desdemona, Texas, 72, $350. 6, Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 71, $250. (overall winners on three) 1, DeMoss, 241, $5,098. 2, Sundell, 238, $3,908. 3, Harter, 233, $2,889. 4, Wright, 229, $1,869. 5, Scheer, 228, $1,189. 6, Diaz, 224, $850. 7, Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D., 217, $680. (on two) 8, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, Canada, 169, $510.

Tie-Down Roping: (Final Round) 1, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala., 9.4 seconds, $1,407. 2, Tyson Durfey, Savannah, Mo., 9.7, $1,164. 3, Blake Deckard, Wagoner, Okla., 9.9, $922. 4, Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, 10.4, $679. 5, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 10.6, $437. 6, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, 11.1, $243. (overall winners on three) 1, Otero, 27.7, $6,592. 2, (tie) Durfey and Swor, 29.4, $5,302 each. 4, Deckard, 30.0, $4,012. 5, Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, 30.2, $3,153. 6, Richard, 30.6, $2,293. 7, Catfish Brown, Collinsville, Texas, 31.2, $1,433. 8, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 31.5, $573.

Barrel Racing: (Final Round) 1, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 16.93 seconds. 2, Jill Welsh, Parker, Ariz., 17.22, $1,881. 3, Ruth Haislip, Acampo, Calif., 17.26, $1,254. 4, Sarah Rose McDonald, 17.34, $627. (overall winners on three) 1, Welsh, 51.14, $5,079. 2, Conrado, 51.50, $4,353. 3, McDonald, 51.96, $3,628. 4, Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M., 51.98, $3,144. 5, Ruth Haislip, Acampo, Calif., 51.99, $2,419. 6, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 52.06, $1,935. 7, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 52.19, $1,451. 8, Calyssa Thomas, Harrold, S.D., 52.33, $967. 9, Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas, 56.83, $726. 10, Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas, 56.95, $484.

Bull Riding: (Final Round – one ride) 1, Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash., 80 points on Western Rodeo’s Buck Even, $1,650. (overall winners on two) 1, Kolbaba, 157, $5,849. (on one) 2, Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 86, $4,484. 3, Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas, 84, $3,314. 4, (tie) Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas; Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia; Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas; 82, $1,495. 7, Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas, 81, $780. 8, Beau Hill, West Glacier, Mont., 80, $585.