This year the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo did not count for circuit money, but cowboys in the Mountain States circuit continued to press forward at smaller regional rodeos.
Colorado’s Corey Whinnery and partner Robert Murphy won the Eagle (Colorado) County Fair & Rodeo with a time of 12.2-seconds on two head, worth $1,499 a man. They won the first round with a 5.7-second-run, worth $999 a man, and tied to win the second round with a 6.5-second-run, worth $874 a man.
They also placed second at the Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Pro Rodeo Series with a 7.0-second-run, worth $881 a man. Whinnery shuffled to second in the Mountain States heading standings with $9,226.84.
Colorado’s Tate Kirchenschlager is not backing down from the number-one position in the Mountain States heading standings. He and partner Buddy Hawkins II won the Kit Carson County Pro Rodeo in Burlington, Colorado with a 4.5-second-run, worth $1,295 a man. Kirchenschlager continues to stay number-one with $12,746.13, and is 11th in the PRCA world standings with $56,358.39.
Colorado’s Travis Bounds and T.J. Watts won the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series with a 5.5-second-run, worth $1,175 a man. Bounds is ninth in the Mountain States circuit with $4,332.66. Watts is third with $5,808.46.
In the Columbia River circuit, Riley and Brady Minor continue to stay number-one in the heading and heeling standings with $12,786.68 each. They won the Chief Joseph (Oregon) Days rodeo with a time of 11.9 seconds on two head, worth $2,261 a man. They also tied Jordan Tye and Jason Minor for fourth in the first round with a 6.3-second-run, worth $598 a man. They won the second round with a 5.6-second run, worth $1,247 a man. The Minor’s added a total of $4,106 to their earnings.
Idaho’s Tyler Smith and Oregon’s Andy Carlson won the Cle Elum (Washington) Round Up with a 6.0-second run, worth $846 a man. Smith is now 27th and Carlson is 25th in the Columbia River circuit standings with $846.00 each.
In the Montana circuit, Shawn Bessette and Ike Folsom won the Last Chance Stampede in Helena, Montana with a 4.7-second run, worth $2,378 a man. Bessette and Folsom are first in the Montana Circuit standings with $7,671.27 an $9,456.07, respectively.
Clayton Miller and Ross Wagner won the Central Montana Ram Pro Rodeo in Lewiston, Montana with a 5.9-second-run, worth $1,266 a man. Miller is 16th in the Montana circuit heading standings and Wanger is 13th with $1,768.75, respectively.
Ian Austiguy and Chase Briggs IV won the Kootenai River Stampede in Libby, Montana. They roped their steer in 6.3-seconds, adding $940 to each of their earnings. Austiguy is seventh in the Montana circuit standings and Briggs IV is fifth with $3,867.22, respectively.
Keely Bonnett continues to surge in the Maple Leaf circuit. Bonnett and header Logan Bonnett tied Riley and Brady Minor for first at the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede with a 4.9-second-run, worth $2,233 a man. Keely is currently second in the Maple Leaf heeling standings with $13,546.12.
2016 World Champion Header Levi Simpson, who is heading for Cole Davison, won the Bruce (Alberta) Stampede with a 5.6-second-run, worth $1,172 a man. Simpson is currently ninth in the Maple Leaf circuit with $4,514.59.
New York’s Tim Carnes and Pennsylvania’s Mike Charles won two rodeos in their circuit. They won the Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown Pilesgrove, New Jersey. They roped their steer in 7.2-seconds, worth $757 a man. They also won the Cecil County Fair Pro Rodeo in Elkton, Maryland with a 5.1-second-run, worth $1,125 a man. Carnes and Carnes added a total of $1,882 to each of their earnings. Carnes is now second in the First Frontier circuit standings with $5,161.15. Charles is third with $3,846.05.
New York’s Ty Barger and Resistol Rookie contender Drew Carnes won the Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo in Kellettville, Pennsylvania with a 4.7-second-run, worth $1,196 a man. Barger is first in the First Frontier circuit heading standings with $5,732.69. Carnes is second with $3,999.57, and eighth in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings with $6,000.07.
South Dakota’s Jon Peterson and Idaho’s Trae Smith are currently number-one in the Badlands circuit standings with $10,661.60 and $9,571.57, respectively.
They placed tied Marcus Theriot and Coleby Payne for second in the first round at the Deadwood (South Dakota) Days Of ’76 Rodeo with a 5.5-second-run, worth $1,437 a man. They also placed fourth at the Cheyenne County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Sidney, Nebraska with a 10.5-second-run, worth $247 a man. Peterson and Smith added a total of $1,684 to each of their circuit standings earnings.
South Dakota’s Tucker Dale and North Dakota’s Chad Ystaas won the Ft. Totten (North Dakota) Days Pro Rodeo with a 6.1-second-run, worth $987 a man. They also tied Landon McClaugherty and Dustin Harris for eighth in the second round at the Deadwood Days of 76 Rodeo with a 5.5-second-run, worth $78 a man. Dale is sixth in the Badlands circuit standings and Ystaas is fourth with $5,222.49, respectively.
Oklahoma’s Cale Markham and 2017 Resistol Rookie contender Brye Crites won the Kaw Valley Rodeo in Manhattan, Kansas with a 6.1-second-run, worth $985 a man. Markham is ninth in the Prairie circuit standings with $5,000.30. Crites is 15th with $4,272.80.
Two Texas circuit teams tied to win the Stockyards Championship rodeo in Fort Worth Texas. Cory Clark and Douglas Rich and Manny Egusquiza, Jr. and York Gill each roped their steer in 4.7-seconds, adding $864 to each of their earnings.
Clark is 21st in the Texas circuit heading standings with $6,618.28, and Rich is 31st with $3,835.88. Egusquiza is first with $17,465.55, and Gill is 44th with $2,002.23.
Missouri’s Coy Rahlmann and Ryan Von Ahn continue to lead the Great Lakes circuit standings after winning the Sac (City, Iowa) County Fair & Rodeo. They roped their steer in 5.5-seconds, adding $705 to each of their earnings. Rahlmann and Von Ahn are first in the Great Lakes circuit standings with $9,670.37 and $14,309.19, respectively.
Minnesota’s Lane Gobel and Arkansas’ Lucas Falconer added a total of $467 to each of their earnings. They placed second at the Fairbault County PRCA Rodeo in Blue Earth, Minnesota with a 11.2-second-run, worth $291 a man. They placed fourth at the Sac County Fair & Rodeo with a 11.1-second-run, worth $176 a man. Gobel is second behind Rahlmann with $6,833.17. Falconer is fifth with $6,117.97.
Wisconsin’s Ryan Alexander and Cole Stevens won the Fairbault County PRCA Rodeo with a 10.1-second-run, worth $388 a man. Alexander and Stevens are fourth in the Great Lakes circuit standings with $6,117.97 and $6,350.24, respectively.
PRCA Circuit Leaders as of August 2, 2019:
Badlands: Jon Peterson, $10,661.60; Trae Smith, $9,571.57
California: Spencer Mitchell, $18,620.36; Nano Garza, $23,843.46
Columbia River: Riley Minor, $12,786.68; Brady Minor, $12,786.68
First Frontier: Ty Barger, $5,732.69; Jake Edwards, $6,566.88
Great Lakes: Coy Rahlmann, $14,309.19; Ryan Von Ahn, $14,309.19
Maple Leaf: Clay Ullery, $15,206.83; Riley Warren, $15,206.87
Montana: Shawn Bessette, $7,671.27; Ike Folsom, $9,456.07
Mountain States: Tate Kirchenschlager, $12,746.13; Brock Hanson, $7,965.34
Prairie: Paul David Tierney, $10,893.25; 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, $16,414.58
Turquoise: Derrick Begay, $11,878.23; Lane Siggins, $11,450.36
Wilderness: Zane Barnson, $9,798.03; Olin Pulham, $9,798.03
Mexico: Fernando Gan Ruiz, $2,463.53; Miguel Valenzuela, $2,463.51