by ProRodeo.com | Aug 11, 2014
- Since 2003, saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss has made the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo nine times. At no point has he missed the WNFR for two straight years, and he’s hoping to continue that trend. DeMoss, who missed out on Las Vegas in 2013, entered the weekend 21st in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings. This weekend, he took a big step toward getting back to Las Vegas. DeMoss won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M., with an 86-point ride on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Bully Dog, earning $4,653, and edging his brother, Heith, who was second with 84 points. Cody would also place third at the other two big rodeos of the weekend, the Farm-City ProRodeo in Hermiston, Ore., and the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. In all, DeMoss earned $9,039 and moved up four spots to 17th in the world standings.
- Another busy saddle bronc rider was Tyler Corrington, who won two titles over the weekend. The Hastings, Minn., cowboy won the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede with a 90-point trip on Sankey Rodeo’s Crow Nation, which is tied for the second-highest saddle bronc ride of the year, and is only the ninth ride of the season of 90 or more points. He collected $2,222 in Missoula, and also took the title at the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede with an 86-point ride on Kesler Rodeo Company’s Paper Clip, earning $2,854. Corrington placed second at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede, which was good for another $2,780. In total, Corrington won $7,856 and moved from seventh to third in the Aug. 11 world standings.
- BRAZILE WATCH: Trevor Brazile collected checks at five different rodeos over the weekend, and made a total of $15,099 in the process, as he continues a dominating 2014 season in the all-around standings. The 19-time world champ made $6,317 at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo after winning the tie-down roping title with a time of 7.6 seconds, and finishing fourth in team roping with partner Travis Graves with a time of 5.1 seconds. Along with the Lawton all-around title, Brazile picked up another win in Missoula, taking all-around honors on the strength of finishing third in tie-down roping. In Lovington, Brazile turned his sights to steer roping, winning the average with a time of 43.3 seconds on three head, and also winning the second round with a time of 11.3 seconds. He earned a total of $4,672 in Lovington, all in steer roping. Brazile tied for second in the second round of tie-down roping in Sikeston, good for another $1,464, and then won the event at the Kimball (Neb.) County Fair & Rodeo, earning $733. Brazile’s lead in the all-around world standings increased to $72,673 over Tuf Cooper. He remained third among team roping headers, moved from fifth to third in tie-down roping and remained second in the steer roping standings.
- Tie-down roper Cody Ohl didn’t win any rodeos this weekend, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a successful few days for him. The 19-time WNFR qualifier finished second in Lawton, Okla., with a time of 7.8 seconds, earning $3,548. He then finished third in the average in both Lovington, N.M., and Hermiston, Ore., while also placing in the first round at both rodeos. Ohl earned a total of $10,254, and moved from 27th to 20th in the Aug. 11 world standings.
- Trell Etbauer, who is chasing his second straight and fifth overall Linderman Award, took a big step toward qualifying for the award this weekend when he earned $902 for winning the saddle bronc riding title in Kimball, Neb. To qualify for the award, a cowboy must win at least $1,000 in three different events, and those events must include at least one roughstock and one timed event. Joe Frost currently leads the Linderman standings with $52,811, which is comprised of $48,810 in bull riding, $2,908 in tie-down roping and $1,092 in steer wrestling.
- Things that just seem right: A couple of guys named Ty (Scales and Nelson) tying for first place in the bareback riding at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede and Jake Newton winning the all-around in Newtown, S.D.
Courtesy of PRCA