Jake Brown Wins Guymon for Second Time

Bareback rider Jake Brown knows what it takes to win the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Now, he’s done it twice in the last five years and both wins were with 89-point rides.

On Aug. 22, he combined with Pickett Rodeo’s New Scarlet for 89 points and held on for the win when the rodeo concluded Aug. 23.

The Texas cowboy won Guymon in 2016 with an 89-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s No. 104-.

“It’s an awesome rodeo with good stock,” said Brown, 30 Sunday. “I’ve won a check in Guymon most of the years that I’ve gone.”

Unlike his inaugural Guymon win, Brown knew he was in for a good ride this year, having split the win at the 2019 Buffalo (Texas) Stampede PRCA Rodeo in September with 86.5 points on New Scarlet.

“Guymon is unreal-tough this year,” Brown said. “There were 87s and an 87.5, but I knew I had a good horse, so I took care of business and let it play out.”

Brown was 13th in the 2020 PRCA | RAM World Standings before his $3,333 Guymon win, and he wants to keep his momentum going.

“September is going to be all over the place and there is money to be made,” Brown said. “If a guy wins a couple good checks you might not catch Tim O’Connell, but you might make the Finals so I want to keep the gas pedal down so it doesn’t come down to the last weekend. Everyone is riding good and those last couple of holes will be a knife fight until the end.”

Brown has a proven track record for making the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, qualifying every year since 2015.

“I’m going to keep the hammer down and I plan on being there (the Finals),” Brown said.

Other winners at the $246,712 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tuf Cooper ($6,388 in tie-down roping and steer roping); steer wrestler Blake Knowles (7.6 seconds on two head); team ropers Erich Rogers/Paden Bray (9.9 seconds on two head); saddle bronc rider Chase Brooks (89.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force); tie-down ropers Justin Smith and Hunter Herrin (16.8 seconds on two head each); barrel racer Shelley Morgan (17.11 seconds); steer roper Clay Smith (53.0 seconds on four head) and bull riders Koby Radley (90 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Lookin’ Up) and Ty Wallace (90 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Big Don).

For more coverage of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, check out the Sept. 4 edition of ProRodeo Sports News.

Courtesy of PRCA

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