by ProRodeo.com | Aug 25, 2014
- Brazile watch: Trevor Brazile made money in both team roping and tie-down roping over the past week. He and heeler Travis Graves were second in team roping at the Wrangler Champions Challenge in Kennewick, Wash., with a time of 5.1 seconds, earning both $4,160. Brazile also was third in tie-down roping at the same event with a time of 8.0 seconds, collecting another $3,040, making it a haul of $7,200. Brazile wasn’t finished in Kennewick, however, as he took all-around honors at the Horse Heaven Roundup on Aug. 23, earning another $3,725 – all in team roping – for a total of $10,925 for the weekend. Brazile’s all-around total of $214,825 in the Aug. 25 Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings is $79,040 better than second-place Tuf Cooper. Brazile remained third among team roping headers, third in the tie-down roping standings and stayed second in the steer roping.
- Oregonians Steven Peebles and Austin Foss just couldn’t stay out of each other’s way over the weekend. The two bareback riders – second and third in the world, respectively – tied for the win at the Horse Heaven Round-up in Kennewick, Wash., with matching 82-point rides, each earning $3,084. Foss finished second at the Kitsap County Fair & Rodeo in Bremerton, Wash., while Peebles was right behind him in third. The pair also split fourth at the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo in Coeur D’Alene, both riding for 79 points. Peebles would get the last laugh, however, finishing second at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., which was good for $6,864. In all, Peebles now leads Foss by $15,353 in the world standings, as both men chase three-time and defending World Champion Kaycee Feild, who is $27,893 ahead of Peebles.
- Bull rider Wesley Silcox, who sat 32nd in the Aug. 18 world standings, took a big step toward qualifying for his seventh Wrangler National Finals Rodeo over the weekend. Silcox, 29, hasn’t made the trip to Las Vegas since 2011, but his wins in San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) and Bremerton (Wash.) over the weekend shot him all the way to 21st in the Aug. 25 world standings. Silcox won in San Juan Capistrano with an 83-point ride on Flying U Rodeo’s Wolf Deer, earning $7,896. He then collected another $2,482 for winning in Bremerton with an 89-point trip on Growney Brothers Rodeo’s Sweet Sinner. Silcox would also finish second in Kennewick, Wash., which was good for $3,048. His total haul of $13,426 for the weekend has him right back in the thick of the hunt for a spot at the WNFR. He cut the deficit between himself and the man in 15th place from $17,983 to $6,247 in one week.
- The man who beat Silcox in Kennewick isn’t a well-known name in bull riding circles, but Roscoe Jarboe is hoping more weekends like the one he just had will get his name out there. The 18-year-old permit holder won the Horse Heaven Round-up with an 88-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s No. 070, earning $3,976. The New Plymouth, Idaho, cowboy bought his permit shortly after turning 18 in April, and entered the week with $1,455 won on his permit. But Kennewick wasn’t the only place he earned a check. Jarboe also tied for second place in Bremerton, and was fourth at the Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. In all, Jarboe collected $6,965 for the weekend.
- It was a good weekend for steer wrestlers with the last name Franzen. Not only did John Franzen, son of Powder River Rodeo owners Hank and Lori Franzen, win the bulldogging in Kennewick with a time of 8.1 seconds on two head, but John’s cousin, Beau, had the weekend’s fastest time in winning the Range Days Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., with a 3.2-second run.
- The steer wrestling competition at the Campbell County Rodeo in Herried, S.D., had the most interesting finish of any event over the weekend. There was a five-way tie for first, as Jake Kraupie, Cameron Morman, Forest Sainsbury, Del Kraupie and Jason Reiss all finished with runs of 4.8 seconds.
Courtesy of PRCA