It’s possible ProRodeo’s timed-event cowboys saved the best for last, or maybe they’re just making a mad dash for the finish line. Either way, the second-to-last full week of the 2020 regular season witnessed some of the fastest times of the season, as ProRodeo athletes competed for $768,226 across 13 competitions Sept. 14-20.
All of last week’s fastest runs were among the fastest of the season.
Four sets of team ropers posted 3.7-second runs, the third-fastest time of the 2020 season. The fastest run of the year is 3.5 seconds, achieved by two pairs of team ropers in February. The second-fastest run of the season, 3.6 seconds, is shared by four sets of team ropers – one of which is Nelson Wyatt and Levi Lord, who were among the teams to post 3.7-second runs last week.
Wyatt and Lord’s run took them to the No. 1 spot at the PPCLA PRCA Rodeo in Mineral Wells, Texas, Sept. 16. Meanwhile, Jake Orman and Brye Crites made a 3.7-second run at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in Abilene, also on Sept. 16. On Sept. 18, Ty Arnold and Douglas Rich also made a 3.7-second run in Abilene. A day later, Coleman Proctor and Ryan Motes made a 3.7-second run to win the Springhill (La.) PRCA Rodeo.
Now, there’s an eight-way tie for the third-fastest run of the 2020 season, which ends Sept. 30.
Steer wrestler Jacob Tally’s 3.3-second run in Springhill on Sept. 18 tied 10 other steer wrestlers for the third-fastest run of the 2020 season. Only five steer wrestlers have made faster runs this season, four of them with 3.2-second runs and Jesse Brown with a 3.1-second run in January.
Tie-down roper Tuf Cooper’s 7.1-second run at the Buffalo (Texas) PRCA Pro Rodeo on Sept. 18 marked the seventh time a cowboy has stopped the clock in 7.1 seconds in 2020. Cooper achieved two of those runs with his previous one coming in San Antonio in February. A 7.1-second tie-down roping run marks the fifth-fastest time of the season.
Steer roper Garrett Hale’s 8.5-second run in Abilene on Sept. 14 was the second-fastest run of the 2020 season. The fastest steer roping time of 2020 was achieved by Landon McClaugherty, an 8.1-second run at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, July 4.
Barrel racer Shelby Janssen made a 15.11-second run at the Garland County Fair and Rodeo in Hot Springs, Ark., Sept. 19.
ProRodeo’s roughstock competitors also kicked up some dust over the week.
Bareback rider Kaycee Feild won the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo with 89.5 points on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Game Trail, Sept. 17.
Two saddle bronc riders posted 89-point rides on Sept. 18. Colt Gordon won the Lion’s Dixie Roundup on Bar T Rodeo’s Pinto Pass in St. George, Utah, and Cody DeMoss won the rodeo in Buffalo on Pickett Pro Rodeo Co.’s Delta Dawn.
Bull rider Sage Kimzey won the Gooding rodeo with a 90-point ride on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Near Miss, Sept. 18.
Check back with ProRodeo.com to find out who had the highest scores and fastest times of the final week of the 2020 season.
Courtesy of PRCA