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Spears Dominating Bull Riding at Washington State Fair Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the Puyallup Pro Rodeo

Jordan Spears from Redding, California, has dominated the bull riding at the Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair. This 88-point effort aboard Corey and Lange’s Rewind is the highest marked ride in Puyallup so far.  PRCA photo by Kent Soule

Jordan Spears from Redding, California, has dominated the bull riding at the Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair. This 88-point effort aboard Corey and Lange’s Rewind is the highest marked ride in Puyallup so far. PRCA photo by Kent Soule

PUYALLUP, Wash. – There was not a happier rodeo contestant in Puyallup on Friday than bull rider Jordan Wacey Spears from Redding, Calif.

He entered the Justin Boots Playoffs in fifth place in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Standings, so as long as he is healthy, he will be competing at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December. But every dollar he can win between now and then will add to his checking account and narrow the margin between he and first-place ranked Sage Kimzey from Strong City, Okla.

Spears has been very successful here so far, riding both of his bulls on Saturday for 86.5 and 88 points respectively. Those were the high scores in the first and second rounds and they each got him a $2,400 check. He enters Sunday’s championship finals in first place with a total of 174.5 points on two head and is in the lead by eight points. All that stands in the way of him earning a new trophy buckle here is an eight-second ride aboard the bull named Crystal Clear from Growney Brothers. Speers does have his work cut out at Crystal Clear has yet to be ridden at a PRCA rodeo this year.

Spears will compete at his second NFR in December. He qualified the first time in 2014 then missed last year. His first trip there was successful with a round win and a couple of other checks. He is hoping to improve on that this year and with just 20 days left in the regular season, he is working to end that with a bang.

Kimzey will also advance to Sunday’s championships. He enters the rodeo in third place with 159.5 points. Jeff Askey from Athens, Texas, is in second with 166.5.

Another contestant that has dominated here is barrel racer Ivy Conrado from Hudson, Colo. She won both of the preliminary rounds and over $2,800. Conrado was ranked fifth in the world standings prior to her success here.

For more information, complete schedules and to purchase tickets go to www.thefair.com.

The following are results from the Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair on Sept. 10, 2016.

Third Performance (first round) –

Bareback Riding: 1, Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, 87.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Soap Bubbles. 2, (tie) Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, and Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 83. 4, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 82.5.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 4.2 seconds. 2, Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.4. 3, Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii, 4.5. 4, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., 4.6.

Team Roping: 1, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 4.7 seconds. 2, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.1. 3, Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 5.2. 4, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 12.6.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 84.5 points on Northcott Rodeo’s Get Smart. 2, Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 81. 3, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 80. 4, Sterling Crawely, Stephenville, Texas, 75.5.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 8.2 seconds. 2, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 9.0. 3, Bryson sechrist, Apache, Okla., 9.3. 4, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 9.9.

Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 14.97 seconds. 2, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 15.03. 3, Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D., 15.05. 4, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 15.10.

Bull Riding: 1, Jordan Wacey Spears, Redding, Calif., 86.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Creepin. 2, Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla., 84. 3, Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho, 79.5. 4, Chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 76.5.

Fourth Performance (second round) –

Bareback Riding: 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 86 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Feather Fluffer. 2, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa and Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 82. 4, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 81.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La., 4.3 seconds. 2, (tie) J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., and Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev., 4.4. 4, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 4.5.

Team Roping: 1, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah, 4.8. 2, Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Logan Medlin, Stephenville, Texas, 4.9. 3, Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 5.3. 4, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 5.7.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 86.5 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Rekker. 2, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 86. 3, Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 80. 4, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 77.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 8.7 seconds. 2, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 9.1. 3, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 9.2. 4, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 9.5.

Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 14.83 seconds. 2, Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas, 14.84. 3, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 14.92. 4, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 14.97.

Bull Riding: 1, Jordan Wacey Spears, 88 points on Corey and Lange Rodeo’s Rewind. 2, (tie) Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, and Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho, 79. 4, chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 77.

Preliminary Round winners and Championship Round qualifiers —

Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, (tie) Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, on Growney Brother’s Beaver Fever and Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, on Calgary Stampede’s Soap Bubbles, 87.5 points and $2,112 each. 3, Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif., 87, $1,355. 4, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 83.5, $877. 5, (tie) Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, and Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 83, $478. 7, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 82.5, $319. 8, R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif., 81.5, $239. (second round) 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 86 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Feather Fluffer, $2,391. 2, Evan Jayne, Marseille, France, 82.5, $1,833. 3, (tie) Tim O’Conell, Zwingle, Iowa and Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 82, $1,116. 5, (tie) J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., and Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 81, $478. 7, Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah, 80.5, $319. 8, R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif., 79, $319. (final round qualifiers) 1, (tie) Athan and O’Connell, 164.5. 3, Bennett, 161.5. 4, Larsen, 161. 5, Landingham, 160.5. 6, Jayne, 159.5. 7, Davis, 159. 8, Breuer, 156.5. 10, (tie) Vezain, and Mason Clements, 155. 11, Vold, 154. 12, Champion, 152.

Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 3.9 seconds, $2,261. 2, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 4.2, $1,966. 3, Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.4, $1,671. 4, Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii, 4.5, $1,376. 5, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., 4.6, $1,081. 6, (tie) Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., and Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 4.7 and $639 each. 8, (tie) Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., and Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, 4.8, $98. (second round) 1, (tie) Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.; Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.; and Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.; 4.3, $1,966 each. 4, (tie) J. D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn., and Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev., 4.4, $1,229. 6, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 4.5, $786. 7, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.6, $491. 8, Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.7, $196. (final round qualifiers) 1, Eldridge, 8.7. 2, Struxness, 9.0. 3, Gorsuch, 9.1. 4, (tie) Erickson, and Thomas, 9.3. 6, Waguespack, 9.5. 7, (tie) Cabral, and Moore, 9.6. 9, Hass, 9.8. 10, Lambert, 9.9. 11, (tie) Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla., and Kirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, 11.1.

Team Roping: (first round) 1, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas, 4.6, $2,359. 2, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 4.7, $2,051. 3, (tie) Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas; and Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.1, $1,590 each. 5, (tie) Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas, and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas; and Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.; 5.2, $974. 7, John alley, Adams, Tenn., and Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn., 10.4, $513. 8, JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas, and B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas, 11.7. (second round) 1, Dustin Eguisquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla., 4.1, $2,359. 2, JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas, and B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas, 4.3, $2,051. 3, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah, 4.8, $1,744. 4, (tie) Driggers and Nogueira; and Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Logan Medlin, Stephenville, Texas; 4.9, $1,282. 6, Snow and Kelly, 5.3, $821. 7, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 5.7, $513. 8, Wade and Kirchenschlager, 5.8, $205. (final round qualifiers) 1, Driggers and Nogueira, 9.5. 2, Snow and Kelly, 10.5. 3, Wade and Kirchenschlager, 10.9. 4, LeMond and Dugger, 16.0. 5, Simpson and Buhler, 18.3. 6, Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta and Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore., 31.2. (on one) 7, Dgusquiza and Summer, 4.1. 8, Rogers and petska, 4.7. 9, Sherwood and Kesler, 4.8. 10, Tonozzi and Medlin, 4.9. 11, Brown and Long, 5.1. 12, Bach and Koontz, 5.2.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 85 points on Calgary Stampede’s Weekend Departure, $2,400. 2, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 84.5, $1,840. 3, Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 82.5, $1,360. 4, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 82, $880. 5, (tie) Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, and Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 81, $480. 7, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 80.5, $320. 8, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 80, $240. (second round) 1, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 86.5 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Rekker, $2,400. 2, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 86, $1,840. 3, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 85, $1,360. 4, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 83.5, $880. 5, Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D., 82.5, $560. 6, Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 80, $400. 7, Jacobs Crawley, 78.5, $320. 8, (tie) Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah and Sterling Crawely, Stephenville, Texas, 77, $120. (final round qualifiers) 1, Thurston, 166.5. 2, Bradshaw, 164. 3, Jacobs Crawely, 163. 4, Jesse Wright, 159.5. 5, Hausauer, 154. 6, Jake Wright, 153. 7, Sterling Crawley, 152.5. 8, Cody Wright, 147. 9, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 132. 10, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 86. 11, DeMoss, 86. 12, Schmidt, 82.5.

Tie-Down Roping: (first round) 1, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 8.2, $2,359. 2, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 8.3, $2,051. 3, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 8.9, $1,744. 4, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 9.0, $1,436. 5, (tie) Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala.; Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.; and Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla.; 9.3, $821. 8, Cory Solomon, Prairie View Texas, 9.5, $205. (second round) 1, Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 8.7, $2,359. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 9.0, $2,051. 3, Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 9.1, $1,742. 4, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 9.2, $1,744. 5, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 9.5, $1,128. 6, J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah, 9.8, $821. 7, Stetson Vest, 9.9, $513. 8, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 10.1, $205. (final round qualifiers) 1, Swor, 17.4. 2, Cox, 18.4. 3, Moore, 19.0. 4, Burk, 19.7. 5, Solomon, 19.9. 6, Malone, 20.0. 7, Pruitt, 20.4. 8, Sechrist, 20.7. 9, Gray, 21.3. 10, McCartney, 22.1. 11, Durfey, 22.9. 12, Otero, 27.8.

Women’s Barrel Racing: (first round) 1, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 14.70, $1,462. 2, Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore., 14.87, $1,253. 3, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 14.97, $1,045. 4, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 15.02, $905. 5, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 15.03, $696. 6, Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D., 15.05, $557. 7, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 15.07, $418. 8, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 15.10, $279. 9, Cayla Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 15.11, $209. 10, Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas, 15.12, $139. (second round) 1, Conrado, 14.82, $1,462. 2, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 14.83, $1,353. 3, Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas, 14.84, $1,045. 4, Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore., 14.90, $905. 5, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 14.92, $696. 6, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 14.94, $567. 7, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 14.97, $418. 8, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 14.98, $279. 9, Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 14.99, $209. 10, Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas, 15.00, $139. (final round qualifiers) 1, Conrado, 29.52. 2, Moore, 29.77. 3, Cervi, 29.95. 4, Langdon, 30.00. 5, Hillman, 30.01. 6, McDonald, 30.07. 7, Wall, 30.10. 8, Jessie Telford, Caldwell, Idaho, 30.21. 9, Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas, 30.26. 10, Cassidy Kruse, 30.28. 11, Britta Thiel, Belle Fourche, S.D., 30.30. 12, Benette Little Ardmore, Okla., 30.42.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Jordan Wacey Spears, Redding, Calif., 86.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Creepin, $2,400. 2, Sage Steele Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 84.5, $1,840. 3, Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla., 84, $1,360. 4, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 83.5, $880. 5, Rorey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D., 80, $560. 6, Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho, 79.5, $400. 7, Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 78, $320. 8, Chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 76.5, $240. (second round) 1, Jordan Wacey Spears, Redding, Calif., 88 points on Cory and Lange Rodeo’s Rewind, $2,400. 2, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 83, $1,840. 3, Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah, 81, $1,360. 4, (tie) Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho and cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 79, $720. 6, Chase Robbins, Marsing, Idaho, 77. 7, Sage Steele Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 75, $320. (final round qualifiers) 1, Spears, 174.5. 2, Askey, 166.5. 3, Kimzey, 159.5. 4, Carter, 158.5. 5, Duncan, 157. 6, Robbins, 143.5. 7, Tribble, 84. 8, Maier, 80. 9, Teel, 79. 10, Smith, 78. 11, Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 74. 12, Ednei Caminhas, Denton, Texas, 73.

Courtesy of PRCA