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San Antonio Rodeo Winning Streak Continues for J.W. Harris

By Susan Kanode

Bull rider J.W. Harris, from Goldthwaite, Texas is getting used to taking victory laps. At the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo. Harris finished second in the first round and won rounds two and three. His 86-point ride on Saturday afternoon added $2,500 to his bank account brining his earnings here up to $7,250. San Antonio Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall.

SAN ANTONIO – The first bracket of competition at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo finished up in the AT&T Center on Saturday afternoon.

Bull rider J.W. Harris of Goldthwaite, Texas, won his second consecutive round with an 86-point ride on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Smoke Wagon. He also won round two on Friday night and finished second in round one on Thursday. He has total earnings here of $7,250, the most of any contestant so far.

That’s important. At San Antonio’s rodeo, contestants advance through the brackets based on how much money they have earned. Not only is Harris leader of the pack going into the semifinals, he is a favorite to go on to the final round on Saturday, Feb. 23rd because of his earnings. He will get on two more bulls in the semifinals, compete at the Xtreme Bulls and if he gets to the finals will get on one more bull there. Harris, as well as the other bull riders here have the opportunity to get on seven bulls in the AT&T Center if they ride well enough to keep advancing.

Two other contestants made their second victory lap on Saturday afternoon. Jacob Talley, from Keathcie, Louisiana, stopped the clock in 3.9 second to win the steer wrestling. Barrel racer Kelly Bruner, of Millsap, Texas, stopped the clock in 13.76 seconds. Both of them won the first and third rounds in Bracket 1 and they each will enter the semifinals with $6,000 earned.

Bracket 2 got underway on Saturday night and featured another exciting section of bull riding. There was a tie at the top of the leaderboard. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers Cole Melancon, from liberty, Texas, and Parker Breding from Edgar, Montana scored 88.5 points to earn $2,250 each. Right behind them was Stetson Wright, from Beaver, Utah with 87.5 to win $1,250.

Rodeo action will continue in the AT&T Center with Bracket 2 having their second round beginning at 1 p.m.


The following are results after the third and fourth performances of the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, the 14-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year.

Bracket 1, round 3 followed by semifinals qualifiers

Bareback Riding: 1, Winn Rotliff, Leesville, La., 89 points on Beutler and Son Rodeo’s Hollywood Hills, $2,500. 2, (tie) Jamie Howlett, Rapid City, S.D., and Tristan Hansen, Dillon, Mont., 82.5, $1,625. 4, Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga., 82, $750. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, $4,500. 2, Howlett, $4,375. 3, Ratliff, $3,750. 4, Hansen, $2,875.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La., 3.9 seconds, $2,500. 2, Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif., 4.1, $2,000. 3, (tie) Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho and Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 4.2, $1,000 each. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Talley, $5,000. 2, Garner, $4,000. 3, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., $3,250. 4, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., $2,875.

Team Roping: 1, Steven Duby, Hereford, Ore., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 4.8 seconds, $2,500. 2, Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 5.6, $2,000. 3, Jeff flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 9.0, $1,250. 4, Billy Bob Brown, Carbon, Texas, and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 12.5, $750. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City and Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla., $4,500. 2, Brown and Eaves, $3,250. 3, Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., $2,750. 4, Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Dustin Davis, Terrell, Texas, $2,500.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Koby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 87points on Buetler and Son Rodeo’s Cimmaron Jack, $2,500. 2, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 84, $2,000. 3, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 81, $1,250. 4, Ross Griffins, Tularosa, N.M., 79, $750. (semifinal qualifiers) 1, Muncy, $3,750. 2, Griffin, $3,250. 3, (tie) Crawely and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, $2,750 each.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Shad Mayfield, Clovis, N.M., 7.6 seconds, $2,500. 2, Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas, 8.0, $2,000. 3, Cody Quaney, Fort Worth, Texas, 8.6, $1,250. 4, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 8.9, $750. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Mayfield, $5,000. 2, Gray, $3,250. 3, (tie) Quaney and Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas, $3,000.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas, 13.76, $2,500. 2, Brittany Pozzi tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, 13.92, $2,000. 3, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 14.14, $1,250. 4, Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas, 14.50, $750. (semifinals qualifiers) Bruner, $5,000. 2, Murray, $4,500. 3, Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla., $4,000. 4, Ganter, $2,500.

Bull Riding: 1, J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas, 86 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Smoke Wagon, $2,500. 2, (tie) Tyler bingham, Honeyville, Utah, and Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 83.5, $1,625 each. 4, Brady Porteneier, Caldwell, Idaho, 78, $750. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Harris, $7,250. 2, Askey, $2,875. 3, (tie) Portenier and Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho, $2,750.

Bracket 2, round 1

Bareback Riding: 1, Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan., 83 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Blue Room, $2,500. 2, Will Martin, Durant, Okla., 82, $2,p00. 3, Connor Hamilson, Calgary, Alberta, 80.5, $1,250. 4, (tie) Blaine Kaufman, Pretty Prarie, Kan., and Zach Hibler, wheeler, Texas, 80 and $375 each.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Cameron Moreman, Glen Ullin, N.D., 3.8 seconds, $2,500. 2, (tie) Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., and Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas, 3.9 and $1,650 each. 4, (tie) Levi Rudd, Chelsea, Okla., and Taz Olson, Prairie city, S.D., 4.6, $375.

Team Roping: 1, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 5.4 seconds, $2,500. 2, Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D., and Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif., 5.7, $2,000. 3, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 9.5, $1,250. 4, Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D., and Blaine Vick, Breckenridge, Texas, 15.5, $750.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 83 points on Championship Pro Rodeo’s Sweatin Bullets, $2,500. 2, (tie) Jake Finlay, Goondiwindi, Australia, and Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, 82 and $1,625 each.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, (tie) Kody Mahaffey, Sweetwater, Texas, and Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., ;9.4 seconds and $2,250 each. 3, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 9.7, $1,250. 4, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 10.4, $750.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo., 14.12 seconds, $2,500. 2, Carley Cervi, Roggen, Colo., 14.15, $2,000. 3, Lacinda rose, Willard, Mo., 14.16, $1,250. 4, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 14.19, $750.

Bull Riding: 1, (tie) Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas, on Beutler and Son Rodeo’s El Diablo and Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Old Crow, 88.5 points and $2,250 each. 3, Stetson Wright, Beaver, Utah, 87.5, $1,250. 4, Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho, 85.5, $750.

About the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo:
Established in 1949, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, winner of the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for an unprecedented 14 consecutive times, has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over 2 million visitors entering the grounds each year. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated over $198 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums. For more information, visit sarodeo.com.