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Trend Setting Teel Successful at San Antonio Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2015) — Three years ago, Cody Teel started a bull riding trend at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo by winning the Xtreme Bulls competition and following that up with a championship at the rodeo.

The next two years Josh Koschel and Sage Kimzey did the same thing. Teel, from Kountze, Texas went on to win the 2012 world championship at his first of three Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifications. He made a big step towards advancing to the semifinals in the AT&T Center with an 85-point ride on Sunday afternoon.

Teel’s success came aboard Powder River Rodeo’s bull named Savage and it earned him $2,281. He was one of only two bull riders to get a score, the other being Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings leader Parker Breding from Edgar, Mont. Both of these men have their sights set on a championship at this year’s rodeo which offers over $1.65 million in cash and prizes.

Breding is the only rider in this bracket to be successful on two bulls. He won the first round and with his second place check from Sunday, he leads the money standings with $3,992 and will be making plans to compete in the semifinals.

Also rising to the top for a second consecutive round win were barrel racer Sarah Rose McDonald and saddle bronc rider Tyler Corrington. Corrington, from Hastings, Minn., scored 76 points on Calgary Stampede’s Jollywell Unsocial for the win. McDonald and her roan mare “Bling” nearly tied for the arena record with a 13.70 second run. Sydni Blanchard set the record of 13.68 in 2013.

Both McDonald and Corrington have money earnings of $4,562 and have one more opportunity to add to that. All of the contestants in bracket 2 will make their third appearance here on Monday night at 7 p.m. where the semifinals qualifiers will be determined.

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

BRACKET 2

Bareback Riding: (second round) 1, (tie) Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., on Calgary Stampede’s Union Rocket and Evan Jayne, Marseille, France, on Calgary Stampede’s Rum Flavoured, 85 points and $1,996 each. 3, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 82, $1,141. 4, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 79, $570. (money leaders) 1, Larsen, $3,422. 2, Hardwick, $2,566. 3, Jayne, $1,996. 4, (tie) Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., and Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, $1,426.

Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 4.0, $2,281. 2, (tie) Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., and Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 4.1, $1,426 each. 4, Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 4.4, $570. (money leaders) 1, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, $2,281. 2, Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, $1,711. 3, (tie) Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., and Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., $1,426.

Team Roping: (second round – three times) 1, Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo., and J.W. Borrego, Weston, Colo., 5.4 seconds, $2,281. 2, Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins, II, Columbus, Kan., 11.0, $1,711. 3, David Key and Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 11.2, $1,141. (money leaders) 1, Blasingame and Borrego, $3,992. 2, (tie) Markham and Hawkins and Drew Horner, Plano, Texas, and Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., $2,281 each. 4, (tie) Key and Lucero and Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, ARiz., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, $1,141.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round) 1, Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn., 76 points on Calgary Stampede’s Jollywell Unsocial, $2,281. 2, (tie) Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont.; Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah; and Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D.; 75, $1,141 each. (money leaders) 1, Corrrington, $4,562. 2, (tie) Wright and Smith, $2,281. 4, (tie) Bail and Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., $1,141.

Tie-Down Roping: (second round) 1, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 7.3 seconds, $2,281. 2, Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., 7.6, $1,711. 3, Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif., 8.0, $1,141. 4, Cody McCartney, Ottowa Lake, Mich., 8.1, $570. (money leaders) 1,(tie) McCartney and DeForest, $2,851 each. 3, Solomon, $2,281. 4, Creager, $1,711.

Women’s Barrel Race: (first round) 1, Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga., 13.83 seconds, $2,281. 2, Ann Scott, Canyon Country, Calif., 13.94, $1,711. 3, Carly Richardson, Pampa, Texas, 13.98, $1,141. 4, Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa, 14.12, $570. (money leaders) 1, McDonald, $4,562. 2,(tie) Wall and Ann Scott, Canyon Country, Calif., $1,711 each. 4, (tie) Rebecca Hughes, Eunice, N.M., and Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas, $1,141.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 82 points on Rafter H Rodeo’s Never Been Kissed, $2,281. 2, (tie) Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho and Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 81 and $1,426 each. 4, Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo., 71, $570. (money leaders) 1, Breding, $3,992. 2, Teel, $2,281. 3, (tie) Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, $1,426 each.

Courtesy of PRCA