Sunday, Sept. 10 is a clean-slate round of eight then sudden-death round of four in Puyallup, Washington, at the Cinch Playoffs.
It’s got massive implications for the teams duking it out on the bubble, like Coy Rahlmann and Jonathan Torres, Cody Snow and Ross Ashford, Clay Smith and Coleby Payne, Luke Brown and Hunter Koch and Keven Daniel and Travis Graves.
Rahlmann is 20th in the PRCA world standings with $69,688.54 won as of Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, and Torres is 21st with $73,495.26 won. Rahlmann is a full $10,395 out of the No. 15 spot that Jake Cooper Clay holds, while Torres is $4,052 out of the No. 15 spot currently held by Justin Davis. The $13,000-per-man swing at Puyallup would change things substantially for this duo, but a top-four finish at Puyallup would also get them into Sioux Falls the last week of the season—a major coup for the one-time NFR qualifiers.
Cody Snow is 13th in the world with $84,241.78 won, but his heeler (at Puyallup alone) Ross Ashford needs $1,035 to squeak into the top 15 as of Sunday morning from 17th. Clay Smith and Coleby Payne already have $2,512.50 a man won from Puyallup, which will bump Smith into the top 15 before the eight-man round starts Sunday with $81,597 on the year and will put Payne at $79,025.50—close to the top 15.
Before Puyallup, Luke Brown and Hunter Koch had $78,599.09 won each, with Brown at 17th and Koch at 14th, but they’ve already won $2,512.50 each at Puyallup and could see a big difference with some more money out of Puyallup and a spot in Sioux Falls.
Keven Daniel and Travis Graves have $62,856.41 and $69,152.60 won, respectfully, and they’re 27th and 23rd in the PRCA world standings. They’re both out of Sioux Falls on points, but a win at Puyallup would get them in and make their season.
Qualifying from First Set:
- Tanner Tomlinson/Patrick Smith, 8.6 seconds on two head
- Tyler Wade/Wesley Thorp, 9.9
- Coy Rahlmann/Jonathan Torres, 10.2***
- Cody Snow/Ross Ashford, 10.5.***
Qualifying from Second Set:
- Clay Smith/Coleby Payne, 11.3 seconds on two head***
- Erich Rogers/Paul Eaves, 12.1
- Luke Brown/Hunter Koch, 12.6***
- Keven Daniel/Travis Graves, 13.1***
***Indicates a team on the bubble with NFR implications going into Puyallup’s final round.
|Perf 1 Thurs (BKT 1)||(Per Man)|
|1||Tanner Tomlinson||Patrick Smith||4.3||$ 3,350.00|
|2||Tyler Wade||Wesley Thorp||4.4||$ 2,512.50|
|3||Coleman Proctor||Logan Medlin||4.5||$ 1,675.00|
|4||Cody Snow||Ross Ashford||5.0||$ 837.50|
|Perf 2 Fri (BKT 1)|
|1||Nelson Wyatt||Trey Yates||3.8||$ 3,350.00|
|2||Rhen Richard||Jeremy Buhler||3.9||$ 2,512.50|
|3||Clint Summers||Jake Long||4.1||$ 1,675.00|
|4||Tanner Tomlinson||Patrick Smith||4.3||$ 837.50|
|Perf 3 Sat Mat (BKT 2)|
|1||Erich Rogers||Paul Eaves||4.8||$ 3,350.00|
|2||Derrick Begay||Colter Todd||5.3||$ 2,512.50|
|3||Clay Smith||Coleby Payne||5.5||$ 1,675.00|
|4||JakeCooper Clay||Tyler Worley||6.0||$ 837.50|
|Perf 4 Sat Night (BKT 2)|
|1||Kaleb Driggers||Junior Nogueira||4.1||$ 3,350.00|
|2||Luke Brown||Hunter Koch||5.5||$ 2,512.50|
|3||Josh Siggins||Corey Hendrick||5.7||$ 1,675.00|
|4||Clay Smith||Coleby Payne||5.8||$ 837.50|
|Perf 5 (8 RND )|
|Perf 5 (4 RND)|