Texas’ Paden Bray jumped from third in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings after adding $17,350 to his earnings. He is heeling for the 2017 World Champion Header Erich Rogers. They won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede with a time of 19.9-seconds on three head, worth $2,463 a man. They placed third in the first round with a 6.3-second-run, worth $1,323 a man, and won the second round with a 5.2-second-run, worth $1,642 a man.
They also won the average at the St. Paul (Oregon) Rodeo with a time of 10.3-seconds on two head, worth $5,054 a man. They placed fifth in the first round with a 5.1-second-run, worth $1,612 a man, and fifth in the second round with a 5.1-second-run, worth $1392 a man.
Rogers and Bray also tied Josh Siggins and Junior Zambrano to win the Annual Fourth of July Celebration in Window Rock, Arizona with a 4.6-second-run, adding $2,470 to each man’s earnings. At the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona, Rogers and Bray tied Resistol Rookie heading contender Garett Chick and 2017 Resistol Rookie Champion Heeler Ross Ashford and 2018 Resistol Rookie Champion Header Jeff Flenniken and Tyler Worley for fifth in the average with a time of 13.6-seconds on two head, adding $1,122 to each man’s earnings. Rogers and Bray placed sixth in the first round with a 7.2-second-run, worth $218 a man.
They also added a small $54 to their earnings after tying Steven and Jason Duby and Matt Sherwood and Hunter Koch for tenth with a 4.9-second-run. Not only is Bray first in the Resistol Rookie Heeling standings, he is also 24th in the PRCA World standings with $28,325.20.
Montana’s Kal Fuller is not slowing down, either. He and partner Kasper Roy added a total of $3,557 to each of their earnings over the Fourth of July. They placed third at the Big Fork (Montana) Summer ProRodeo with a 4.8-second-run, worth $1,302 a man. They also placed sixth at the Ponoka Stampede with a time of 22.3-seconds on three head, worth $1,163 a man. they tied Logan and Keely Bonnett and Grady Branden and Colten Fletcher for 10th in the second round with a 6.7-second-run, worth $92 a man, and won the final round with a 6.1-second-run, worth $1,000 a man.
Fuller is still in the number-one spot in the Resistol Rookie heading standings and moved his way into the top 50 of the PRCA heading standings with $17,793.03
Wyoming’s Carson Johnson, who is heeling for his brother Kellan Johnson, moved to fourth in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings after adding $3,484 to his earnings. The Johnson brothers tied Jon Peterson and Trae Smith for seventh at the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, South Dakota with a 5.3-second-run, worth $1,423 a man.
The Johnsons also placed fifth at the Sitting Bull Stampede in Mobridge, South Dakota with a 5.7-second-run, worth $1,184 a man. They also placed sixth at the Mandan (North Dakota) Rodeo Days with a 7.0-second-run, worth $877 a man.
Carson now has a total of $8,665.41 in ProRodeo earnings.
Texas’ Coy and Colton Brittain, who are both in contention for the Resistol Rookie year-end award, added a total of $3,068 to their earnings. They tied Jade Schmidt and Jace Engesser to win the Mandan Rodeo Days with a time of 5.5-seconds, adding $2,357 to each man’s earnings. They also placed ninth with a 5.5-second-run, worth $711 a man. Coy is ninth in the heading with $4,393.02. Colton is seventh with $4,393.02.
Along with tying Rogers and Bray for fifth in the average at the World’s Oldest Rodeo, Texas’ Garett Chick and Ross Ashford also tied Ty Blasingame and Brandon Bates in the second round for eighth with a 6.0-second-run, worth $93 a man. Chick and Ashford tied Aaron Tsinigine and Patrick Smith and Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira for sixth at the Home Of Champions Rodeo with a 4.5-second-run, worth $1,131 a man. Chick is now second in the Resistol Rookie heading standings with $14,205.25.
Arkansas’ Heath Williams, who is heeling for Clint Wallace, won the Mike Watson Summer Series Rodeo in Ash Flat, Arkansas with a 8.3-second-run, worth $252 a man. They placed second at the Salem (Arkansas) 4th of July Celebration with a 12.0-second-run, worth $160 a man, and placed fourth at the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo with a 7.1-second-run, worth $155 a man. Williams added a total of $567 to his earnings. He is now third in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings with $14,452.48.
Texas’ Clayton Eggers, who is heading for Jake Raley, tied Justin Marcus and Tee Jay Brown fourth at the Toppenish (Washington) Rodeo with a 6.6-second-run, adding $476 to each man’s earnings. Eggers is now eighth in the heading with $4,831.17.
Utah’s Brodi Jones and Braydin Evans placed seventh at the West Jordan (Utah) Western Stampede with a 6.8-second-run, worth $444 a man. Jones continues to stay in seventh in the heading standings with $5,095.11.
Top 10 Headers:
1. Kal Fuller with $17,793.03
2. Garrett Chick with $14,205.25
3. Colton Campbell with $12,669.52
4. Mason Boettcher with $5,767.18
5. Lane Lowry with $5,503.03
6. Cooper White with $5,388.69
7. Brodi Jones with $5,095.11
8. Clayton Eggers with $4,831.17
9. Coy Brittain with $4,393.02
10. Justin Farber with $3,893.17
Top 10 Heelers:
1. Payden Bray with $28,325.20
2. Wyatt Hansen with $18,559.20
3. Heath Williams with $14,452.48
4. Carson Johnson with $8,665.41
5. Michael Tash with $7,747.65
6. Brushton Minton with $4,787.96
7. Colton Brittain with $4,393.02
8. Jerren Johnson with $3,987.28
9. Dylin Ahlstrom with $3,676.24
10. Carl Sweazea with $3,115.38