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Silcox Continues Win Streak at San Antonio Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) — The first of two semifinals came to a close at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo on Tuesday night with a happy Utah bull rider making a big statement.

Wesley Silcox from Santaquin won the second round with an 87-point ride on D&H Cattle Company’s Velvet Revolver. The 2007 world champion added a much needed $4,277 to his earnings and now will be riding for the championship on Friday night.

Silcox came into semifinals 1 at the bottom of the 10-man field with $1,141 in earnings. He finished second in the AT&T Center on Monday night earning $3,208 enough to give him a chance but he had to ride for another eight seconds Tuesday to advance to the finals.

By virtue of his first place check Silcox moved into second place in the money category with $8,625 in total earnings behind fellow Utah bull rider Joe Frost who has $10,407. Silcox won the rodeo title here in 2006 and the Xtreme Bulls in 2008. He is currently ranked 5th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings. He hasn’t qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo since 2011, something he would certainly like to change.

“I’m healthy now,” Silcox said. “That’s making a difference. Getting on these bulls here and being successful is a big confidence boost. I’ve always liked this rodeo, but it is more fun when you are winning.”

The big money winner here so far is world champion tie-down roper Tuf Cooper from Decatur, Texas. He and saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell both topped the $12,000 mark. Cooper has $12,617 while Sundell is at $12,061.

Semifinals 2 starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday with 10 more contestants vying for five spots in the final round.

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

SEMIFINALS 1 —

Bareback Riding: (second round) 1, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Rum Flavoured, $4,277. 2, (tie) Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas and Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 85 and $2,673 each. 4, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 84, $1,069. (Final Round qualifiers) 1, Foss, $9,980. 2, Bennett, $9,302. 3, Mote, $8,037. 4, Evan Jayne, Marseille France, $6,273. 5, Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, $5,703.

Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla., 4.0, $4,277. 2, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 4.1, $3,208. 3, (tie) Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta and Bray Armes, Ponder, Texas, 4.3 and $1,604 each. (final round qualifiers) 1, Martin, $8,269. 2, Mulligan, $6,843. 3, Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif., $6,059. 4, Cure, $5,679. 5, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., $5,025.

Team Roping: (second round) 1, Nathan McWhorter, Telephone, Texas and Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas, 4.3, $4,277. 2, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 4.7, $3,208. 3, Jake Barnes and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 4.8, $2,139. 4, Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz., and Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev., 5.9, $1,069. (final round qualifiers) 1, Sartain and Skelton, $7,235. 2, Wade and Harrell, $6,629. 3, Begay and Cooper, $6,594. 4, (tie) McWhorter and Davison, and Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., $6,558.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round) 1, Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., 85 points on Kesler Rodeo Company’s Dark Shadow, $4,277. 2, (tie) Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., and Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 84 and $2,673 each. 4, (tie) Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, and Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 80, $5356 each. (final round qualifiers) 1, Sundell, $12,261. 2, DeMoss, $8,091. 3, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, $7,770. 4, Crawley, $6,237. 5, Muncy, $6,023

Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 7.1, $4,277. 2, Ryan Watkins, Stephenville, Texas, 7.7, $3,208. 3, Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif., 7.8, $2,139. 4, Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 8.2, $1,069 (final round qualifiers) 1, Cooper, $12,617. 2, Watkins, $7,699. 3, Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, $6,843. 4, Cimarron Boardman, $5,560. 5, DeForest, $4,990.

Women’s Barrel Race: (second round) 1, Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas, 13.83, $4,277. 2, Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, 14.01, $3,208. 3, Callie DuPerier, Boerne, Texas, 14.02, $2,139. 4, Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas, 14.07, $1,069. (final round qualifiers) 1, Bean, $11,976. 2, Taylor, $11,049. 3, (tie) DuPerier and Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., $6,629. 5, Squires, $5,631.

Bull Riding: (second round) 1, Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 87, on D&H Cattle Company’s Velvet Revolver, $4,277. 2, Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas, 85, $3,208. 3, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 82, $2,139. 4, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 78, $1,069. (final round qualifiers) 1, Frost, $10,407. 2, Silcox, $8,625. 3, Barker $7,485. 4, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., $6,273. 5, Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas, $4,562.

Courtesy of PRCA