Pro Rodeo Circuit Update: Sherwood Launches to Fourth in Winderness Circuit; Bird Heads North In Sights for Montana Circuit Year-End Title; Proctor Takes Lead in Prairie Circuit
The two-time world champion from Pima, Arizona, Matt Sherwood, added $5,607 to his circuit standings. He leaped from 16th in the Wilderness circuit heading standings to fourth with $8,120.47 to his season total.
Sherwood is roping with Texas’ Hunter Koch. They won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo with a 4.8-second run, adding $3,041 to their earnings. They also tied Rhen Richard and Clint Summers for fourth at the Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo in Heber City, Utah with a 4.8-second run, worth $2,566 a man.
Not only is Sherwood fourth in the Wilderness circuit standings, he is also 15th in the PRCA world standings with $50,216.51.
Washington, Utah’s Zane Barnson and Nephi, Utah’s Olin Pulham continue to stay in the driver’s seat in the Wilderness circuit heading and heeling standings after adding $3,422 to their earnings.
They tied NFR qualifier’s Tyler Wade and Billie Jack Saebens for second at the Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo with a 4.7-second run, worth $3,422 a man. Barnson and Pulham have a total of $13,219.63 to their circuit earnings.
Filler, Idaho’s Chaz Kananen and Kimberly, Idaho’s Tyler Whitlow tied Steven and Jason Duby and JR Dees and Lane Siggins for first at the Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They each roped their steer in 4.4-seconds, adding $2,884 to each of their earnings. Kananen and Whitlow both moved up one spot in the Wilderness circuit standings. Kananen is second and Whitlow is third in the heeling with $9,463.33, respectively.
Cut Bank, Montana’s Dustin Bird, who ended his partnership with Colorado’s Trey Yates after winning the Cheyenne Frontier Days headed north to focus on circuit rodeoing.
He and Cody, Wyoming’s Sid Sporer added a total of $4,272 to their season total. They won second in the average at the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo in Glasgow, Montana with a time of 10.4 seconds on two head, worth $1,600 a man. They placed fifth in the first round with a 5.0-second run adding $400 to their earnings.
Bird and Sporer then placed second at the Great Sky Pro Rodeo in Great Falls, Montana with a time of 11.9-seconds on two head, worth $1,636 a man. They placed fourth in the first round with a 5.3-second run, worth $636 a man.
Bird moved from fourth to first with $8,759.44. Sporer made a big leap, jumping from seventh to second with $7,788.33.
Volborg, Montana’s Radley Day and Taylor Williams shot into the Montana circuit standings with just one rodeo’s earnings. They went from zero to hero, jumping to 12th and 10th with $3,181.59 each.
Day and Williams won the Great Sky Pro Rodeo with a time of 10.7-seconds on two head, worth $1,977 a man. They tied JR Dees and Lane Siggins for first in the first round with a 4.7-second-run, worth $1,204 a man.
Garden City, Kansas’ Nick Becker and Madison, Kansas’ Dawson McMaster added $3,994 to each of their circuit earnings.
They placed fifth in the average at the Dodge City (Kansas) Roundup Rodeo with a time of 18.3-seconds on three head, worth $1,962 a man. They placed seventh in the second round with a 5.3-second run, worth $595 a man, and tied Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison for second in the the final round with a 5.9-second run, worth $753 a man.
Then placed second at the Jayhawker Roundup in Hill City, Kansas with a 5.8-second run, adding $684 to their earnings. Becker and McMaster are third in the Prairie circuit with $10,795.51.
Four-time NFR qualifier Coleman Proctor, from Pryor, Oklahoma, is heading for Texas’ Ryan Motes. Proctor swapped spots in the Prairie circuit with Paul David Tierney, taking over the number-one spot with $11,431.92.
Proctor and Motes placed sixth in the second round at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo with a 5.2-second run, worth $951 a man.
Proctor is currently fourth in the PRCA world standings with $83,858.22.
Longview, Alberta’s Steele Depaoli and Medicine Hat, Alberta’s Trent Tunke added $3,312 to each of their earnings. They won the Pile O’ Bones rodeo in Regina, Saskatchewan with a 4.3-second run, worth $2,606 a man. They tied Kolton Schmidt and Jeremy Buhler for third at the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks Pro Rodeo with a 5.7-second run, adding $706 to each man’s earnings.
Depaoli jumped from fifth to third in the Maple Leaf circuit standings with $11,096.18. Tunke moved from 11th to ninth with $5,098.56.
Wainwright, Alberta’s Dawson and Dillon Graham added $1,240 to their Maple Leaf circuit earnings. They won the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo with a quick 4.8-second-run, worth $1,240 a man. Dawson and Dillon are currently fourth in their circuit standings with $10,747.75.
Nathrop, Colorado’s Jase Staudt and La Veta, Colorado’s Clancy Kreutzer added a total of $3,181 to their earnings, leading the pack for their circuit over the weekend.
They won the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo in Rifle, Colorado with a 5.1-second run, worth $879 a man, then placed third at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo in Castle Rock, Colorado with a 5.7-second run, worth $1,662 a man. They also tied Zane Murphy and Jud Jackson for third at the Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Pro Rodeo Series with a 5.7-second run, worth $640 a man.
Staudt jumped from 11th to seventh in the Mountain States circuit standings with $6,891.20. Kreutzer shuffled from ninth to second, and is eighth in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings with a total of $6,891.20.
Clifton, Colorado’s Travis Bounds and Loma, Colorado’s Joe Roderick tied fellow Mountain States circuit contenders Descanso, California’s Clayton Van Aken and Fort Collins, Colorado’s Cullen Teller for first at the Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Pro Rodeo Series with a 5.4-second run, worth $1,028 a man. Bounds and Watts also placed second at the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo with 5.7-second run, worth $728 a man.
Bounds is sixth in the Mountain States circuit standings with $8,355.06, and Roderick is 14th with $2,919.03. Van Aken is fourth $8,878.16. Teller is third with $8,069.76.
Shandon, California’s Pat Boyle and Bakersfield, California’s Jared Hixon added $2,551 to each of their earnings.
They won the Santa Barbra (California) Old Spanish Days Stock Horse Show & Rodeo with a 5.1-second run, worth $2,551 a man. Boyle is now 15th in the California circuit standings with $5,142.37. Hixon is 13th with $6,886.27.
Turlock, California’s Blake Hirdes and Atwater, California’s Cody Cowden added $1,875 to their earnings.
They win the Sonoma County Wine Country Rodeo in Santa Rosa, California with a 5.7-second run, worth $988 a man, then placed sixth at the Santa Barbra Old Spanish Days Stock Horse Show & Rodeo with a 6.1-second run, adding $887 to their earnings.
Hirdes and Cowden are both second behind Spencer Mitchell and Nana Garza with $16,706.82 and $13,707.23, respectively.
Bridgeville, Califronia’s Wes Moore and Witter Springs, Califronia’s Brushton Minton tied Clay Ruiz and Brent Lockett for third at the Santa Barbra Old Spanish Days Stock Horse Show & Rodeo with a 5.6-second run, worth $1,719 a man.
Moore is 11th in the California circuit standings with $5,452.78. Minton is 11th with $7,552.71, and is 10th in the Resistol Rookie race with $6,507.22.
Marshall, Minnesota’s Lane Gobel and Lincoln, Arkansas’ Lucas Falconer added $2,273 to their earnings.
They won Iowa’s Championship Rodeo in Sidney, Iowa with a time of 15.1-seconds on two head, worth $689 a man. They won the first round with a 7.8-second run, worth $459 a man, and placed second in the second round with a 7.3-second run, worth $230 a man.
They also tied Dave Taysom and Austin Bown for first at the Wisconsin Valley Faire Rodeo with a 7.9-second run, worth $781 a man.
Gobel and Falconer are second in the Great Lakes circuit standings with $9,107.20 and $8,392.00, respectively.
Logan, Iowa’s Mitchell Barney and Alta, Iowa’s J.W. Nelson placed second in the average at the Iowa’s Championship Rodeo with a time of 16.5-seconds on two head, worth $517 a man. They placed second in the first round with a 8.1-second run, worth $344 a man, and third in the second round with a 8.4-second run, worth $230 a man.
Barney and Nelson added a total of $1,091 to each of their earnings. Barney is third with $6,969.40. Nelson is sixth with $4,261.39.
Fort Ann, New York’s Darren Morgan and Morgan Jones won the Gerry (New York) Volunteer Firemen’s Rodeo. They roped their steer in 5.2-seconds, adding $2,076 to their earnings. Morgan is fifth in the First Frontier circuit heading standings with $3,810.59.
Hornell, New York’s Ty Barger and Fort Ann, New York’s Drew Carnes, who is also in contention for the 2019 Resistol Rookie heeling title, added $1,669 to their First Frontier circuit standings.
They tied Zach Kilgus and Jake Edwards for second at the Gerry Volunteer Firemen’s Rodeo with a 5.5-second run, adding $1,669 to each man’s earnings.
Barger continues to stay number-one in the First Frontier circuit standings with $7,402.13. Carnes is second with $5,669.01 and sixth in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings with $7,669.51. Edwards is first with $8,236.32.
PRCA Circuit Leaders as of August 2, 2019:
Badlands: Jon Peterson, $13,070.03; Trae Smith, $11,980.00
California: Spencer Mitchell, $18,620.36; Nano Garza, $26,188.52
Columbia River: Riley Minor, $12,786.68; Brady Minor, $12,786.68
First Frontier: Ty Barger, $7,402.13; Jake Edwards, $8,236.32
Great Lakes: Coy Rahlmann, $14,309.19; Ryan Von Ahn, $14,309.19
Maple Leaf: Clay Ullery, $17,114.45; Riley Warren, $17,114.50
Montana: Dustin Bird, $8,759.43; Ike Folsom, $9,795.41
Mountain States: Tate Kirchenschlager, $14,085.94; Richard Durham, $8,835.09
Prairie: Coleman Proctor, $11,431.92; Buddy Hawkins II, $13,285.74
Southeastern: Jacob Dagenhart, $13,835.19; Zack Mabry, $14,888.93
Texas: Manny Egusquiza Jr., $17,465.55; Paul Eaves, $17,118.64
Turquoise: Derrick Begay, $11,878.23; Lane Siggins, $11,450.36
Wilderness: Zane Barnson, $13,219.63; Olin Pulham, $13,219.63
Mexico: Fernando Gan Ruiz, $2,463.53; Miguel Valenzuela, $2,463.51