By Susan Kanode for the Caldwell Night Rodeo
CALDWELL, Idaho – Rodeo fans at the Caldwell Night Rodeo have been diligently waiting for successful bull rides.
Through the first three performances, only one rider lasted eight seconds to get a score. That was Lonnie West from Cadogan, Alberta, who scored 78.5 points at the second performance. Jeff Askey from Athens, Texas changed that here on Friday night when he rode D & H Cattle Company’s Savage Moves for 85.5 points.
The bull riding here is one full round of competition with another 13 competitors on the roster for Saturday night. With the success that the bulls have been having it is very likely that Askey and West will both get big checks here.
Askey is a former college champion having won the bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo in June of 2010. He was competing for the University of Tennessee at Martin where he got his bachelor’s degree in animal science.
The next year he joined the PRCA and has been steadily climbing up the ladder since. His goal of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is going to be obtained this year. He is currently fourth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings.
That’s a big accomplishment for anyone, but it is especially rewarding for Askey. In 2012 he was 55th in the world standings. The next year he moved all the way up to 21st. In 2014 he finished two spots better and last year was 16th, just one spot out of qualifying for rodeo’s championships.
It was a measly $206 that kept him from making the trip to Las Vegas last year. Kody DeShon from Helena, Mont., finished in the 15th spot ahead of Askey. This year has been a different story with more hits than misses and he is hoping to add a hit here.
There was a lead change in the bareback riding on Friday as well when Richmond Champion from the Woodlands, Texas, scored 84.5 points. He rode a horse from Burch Rodeo named Clownin’ Around and won $3,339. That money is super important to him as he is currently 16th in the world standings. It also put him at the top of the leaderboard coming into Saturday night’s championship finals.
“I’m pumped,” Richmond said. “I’ve been coming here for five years and this is the first time I’ve ever gotten a check. It couldn’t have come at a better time.”
The fifth and final performance of the 82nd annual Caldwell Night Rodeo will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. More information is available at www.caldwellnightrodeo.com.
The following are results from the Caldwell Night Rodeo.
FOURTH PERFORMANCE —
Bareback Riding: 1, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 84.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Clownin’ Around. 2, Joel Schlegel, Burns, Colo., 80. 3, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 79.5. 4, Mason Clements, Santquin, Utah, 62.
Steer wrestling: 1, Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D., 5.2 seconds. 2, Ringo Robinson, Caldwell, Idaho, 7.2. 3, Caleb Ray, Ironside, Ore., 8.7. 4, Hank Filippini, Battle Mountain Nev., 16.4.
Team roping: 1, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.1 seconds. 2, Rob Webb and Dan Webb, Wendell, Idaho, 6.1. 3, Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 6.5. 4, Tex Sutfin, Joseph, Ore., and Dex Maddock, Homedale, Idaho, 17.3.
Saddle bronc riding: 1, Louie Brunson, New Underwood, S.D., 83 points on Burch Rodeo’s Angel Slings. 2, Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo., 80.5. 3, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 76. 4, Ben Londo, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 75.
Tie-down roping: 1, Richard Newton, Stephenville, Texas, 9.3. 2, Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif., 11.0. 3, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 12.3. 4, Augie Robinson, Nampa, Idaho, 26.7.
Barrel racing: 1, Darby Fox, King Hill, Idaho, 17.22 seconds. 2, Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore., 17.36. 3, Brittany Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 17.39. 4, Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla., 17.45.
Bull riding: (one ride) 1, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 85.5 points on D & H Cattle Company’s Savage Moves.
Bareback Riding: (first round winners and final round qualifiers) 1, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 84.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Clownin’ Around, $3,339. 2, (tie) Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., and Joel Schlegel, Burns, Colo., 80 and $2,226 each. 4, (tie) Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho, and Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 79.5, $1,002. 6, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 78, $557. 7, Cody Kiser, Carson City, Nev., 77, $445. 8, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 76, $334. 9, R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif., 74.5. 10, (tie) Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas; Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La.; and J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.; 74.
Steer wrestling: (second around winners) 1, Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 4.1 seconds, $2,814. 2, (tie) Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, and Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 4.2, $2,263. 4, (tie) Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, and Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 4.4, $1,529. 6, Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.5, $979. 7, (tie) Judd Austin, Preston, Idaho; Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc.; Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.; Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.; and Matt Reeves, Cros Plains, Texas; 4.9, $171. (total on two) 1, Judd Austin, Preston, Idaho, 9.8. 2, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 9.9. 3, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc., 10.1. 4, Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, 10.2. 5, (tie) Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., and Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 10.4. 7, Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 10.6. 8, Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., 10.8. 9, (tie) Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D., and Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 10.9. 11, (tie) Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., and Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D. 11.0.
Team roping: (second round) Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 4.7, $2,606. 2, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 4.8, $2,267. 3, Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 5.0, $1,927. 4, John Alley, Adams, Tenn., and Clark, Adcock, Smithville, Tenn., 5.6, $1,587. 5, Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, kan., 5.9, $1,247. 6, Rob and Dan Webb, Wendell, Idaho, 6.1, $907. 7, (tie) Colton Campbell, Klamath, Falls, Ore., and Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore.; and Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M., and Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas, 6.2, $397. (total on two) 1, Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 11.7. 2, (tie) Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Junior Nogueiria, Burleson, Texas; and Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev., and Jory Levy, Logandale, Nev.; 12.1. 4, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 13.0. 5, J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo., and Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz., 13.7. 6, Travis Whitlow, Queen Creek, Ariz., and Tyler Getzwiller, Scottsdale, Ariz., 14.6. 7, Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas, and B.J. Dugger, Three Rivers, Texas, 15.3. 8, Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 17.0. 9, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah, 19.0. 10, Jake Stanley, Hermiston, Ore., and Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash., 19.4. 11, McKennan Buckner, Powell Butte, Ore., and Bill Justus, Haines, Ore., 30.7. 12, Tex Sufin, Joseph, Ore., and Dex Maddock, Homedale, Idaho, 33.6.
Saddle bronc riding: (first round winners and final round qualifiers) 1, Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., 87.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic Fringe, $2,831. 2, Louie Brunson, New underwood, S.D., 83, $2,171. 3, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 82.5, $1,604. 4, (tie) CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, and Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo., 80.5, $849. 6, (tie) Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont.; Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah; and Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas; 80, $378. 9, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 79.5. 10, (tie) Cody Wright, Milford, Utah; Sam Harper, Paradise Valley, Nev.; and Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas; 79.
Tie-down roping: (second round winners) 1, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 7.9 seconds, $2,611. 2, (tie) Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas, and Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich., 8.2, $2,100. 4, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 8.4, $1,589. 5, Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta, 8.8, $1,249. 6, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 9.0, $908. 7, Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif., 9.1, $568. 8, Richard Newton, Stephenville, Texas, 9.3, $227. (final round qualifiers) 1, Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas, 16.9. 2, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 17.7. 3, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 18.1. 4, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 18.3. 5, J.C. Malone, Hooper, Utah, 18.4. 6, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 18.5. 7, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 19.4. 10, Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D., 19.7. 11, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala., 20.0. 12, Richard Newton, Stephenville, Texas, 20.4.
Barrel racing: (second round winners) 1, Darby Fox, King hill, Idaho, 17.22, $2,123. 2, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.31, $1,820. 3, Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore., 17.36, $1,516. 4, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.37, $1,314. 5, Brittany Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 17.39, $1,011. 6, Andrea Busby, Brock, Texas, 17.40, $809. 7, Danna Jo Whitford, Browning, Mont., 17.41, $607. 8, Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo., 17.43, $404. 9, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 17.44, $303. 10, Benette Little, Ardmore, Okla., 17.45, $202. (final round qualifiers) 1, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 34.72. 2, Amber Leigh Moore, Salem, Ore., 34.74. 3, Brittany Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 34.76. 4, Benette Little, 34.81. 5, (tie) Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, and Darby Fox, King Hill, Idaho, 34.88. 7, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 34.90. 8, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 35.02. 9, Katelyn Mcleod, Whitesboro, Texas, 35.12. 10, Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 17.46. 11, Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo., 35.15. 12, Kelsey Lutjen, Casa Grande, Ariz., 35.25.
Bull riding: (two rides) 1, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 85 points on D & H Cattle Company’s Savage Moves. 2, Lonnie West, Cadogan, Alberta, 78.5.
Courtesy of PRCA