“I don’t know how many Resistol Rookies get to rope with a World Champion.” — No. 1 Resistol Rookie heeler Paden Bray
Top 10 Resistol Rookie Headers:
1. Kal Fuller, $35,006.14
2. Garrett Chick, $24,888.82
3. Colton Campbell, $22,485.30
4. Cooper White, $10,314.40
5. Dillon Holyfield, $7,981.18
6. Mason Boettcher, $7,788.72
7. Jordan Tye, $7,722.24
8. Cody McCluskey, $7,053.59
9. Lane Lowry, $5,843.78
10. Ian Austiguy, $5,374.80
Top 10 Heelers:
1. Payden Bray, $59,786.34
2. Wyatt Hansen, $22,920.52
3. Carson Johnson, $18,341.14
4. Heath Williams, $15,381.70
5. Clancey Kreutzer, $9,500.45
6. Michael Tash, $8,926.41
7. Drew Carnes, $7,829.56
8. Jerren Johnson, $7,514.57
9. Brushton Minton, $7,461.32
10. Dylin Ahlstrom, $6,916.38
Resistol Rookie Headers:
Kal Fuller; Bozeman, Montana
Kal Fuller continues to slowly pull away with a $10,000 lead in the Resistol Rookie heading standings.
Fuller and Kasper Roy won the Kitsap Stampede in Bremerton, Washington, with a 3.4-second run, worth $4,867 a man. They then placed second at the Okotoks Pro Rodeo in Millarville, Alberta, with a 5.2-second run, worth $936 a man, and won the second round at the Horse Haven / Kennewick (Washington) Round-Up with a 4.5-second run, adding $2,906 to each man’s season earnings.
Fuller’s season total is now $35,006.14, earning him the lead in the Resistol Rookie race and 37th in the PRCA world standings.
Colton Campbell; Klamath Falls, Oregon
Colton Campbell remains third in the Resistol Rookie heading standings after adding $3,785 to his season earnings when he and California’s Dalton Pearce placed fourth in the average at the Horse Haven / Kennewick Round-Up with a time of 17.8-seconds on three head for $2,654 each, and then won the final round with a 5.6-second run, worth $1,131 a man.
Campbell’s Resistol Rookie season earnings now total $22,485.30.
Jordan Tye; Canby, Oregon
Jordan Tye shuffled from eighth to seventh in the Resistol Rookie standings after adding $1,805 to his earnings at the GEm State Stampede in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, when he and Jason Minor tied 2019 California Rodeo Salinas Champions Brooks Dahozy and Walt Woodard for fourth with a 5.1-second run.
Tye’s Resistol Rookie season earnings are now $7,722.24.
Phillip Schuman; Johnstown, Colorado
Phillip Schuman leaped from 17th to 14th in the Resistol Rookie heading standings after adding $1,117 to his season earnings when he and Josh Fillmore placed fourth in the average at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo in Pueblo, Colorado, with a time of 15.1-seconds on two head, worth $998 a man. They tied Corey Whinnery and Robert Murphy for sixth in the second round with a 7.7-second run, worth $119 a man.
Schuman now has a total of $5,164.65 in Resistol Rookie earnings.
Resistol Rookie Heelers:
Paden Bray; Granbury, Texas
With a little over a month left in ProRodeo’s regular season, Granbury, Texas’ Paden Bray added $13,367 to his season earnings, moving him into serious NFR contention after leap frogging from 23rd to 16th in the PRCA world standings with $59,786.34.
“It’s pretty surreal,” Bray said. “It happened pretty fast. It’s the closest I’ve ever been. After the Fourth, I went from not even in the top 50 to 24th in the World. We’ve had good weeks and we’ve had slow weeks, but we haven’t even got skunked yet. We’ve been right there—20th, 21st—I’ve never got over the hump. Then, last weekend, we finally had a good week doing good at Kennewick and at San Juan (Capistrano) and got over the hump. It’s a real stress reliever.”
Bray and 2017 World Champion Header Erich Rogers won the Horse Haven / Kennewick Round-Up after roping three head in 17.3-seconds, worth $4,360 a man. They won the first round with a 4.5-second run, worth $2,906 a man, then tied Jake Stanley and Bucky Campbell for fifth in the third round with a 6.9-second run, worth $273 a man.
“To be honest with you, it’s a great feeling,” Bray admitted, “but I don’t know how many Resistol Rookies have a header like I do. I’ll tell you what, it makes it a whole difference to the world. My header is awesome. He does a great job and gives me a chance almost every single time we go somewhere. I don’t know how many Resistol Rookies get to rope with a World Champion. I give all that credit to Erich.”
The team placed fifth at the Ranch Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, California, with a 5.1-second run, worth $5,377 a man, and placed ninth at the Gem State Stampede with a 6.0-second run, adding $451 to their season earnings.
“After Pendleton (Oregon), I’ll get to go to Albuquerque (New Mexico), Stephenville (Texas), Amarillo (Texas), Kansas City (Missouri) and Omaha (Nebraska). I’ll use my rodeo count right at 65,” Bray said.
Bray has taken off with the Resistol Rookie Heeling title with $59,786.34, and is currently 16th in the PRCA world standings.
Clancey Kreutzer; La Veta, Colorado
Clancey Kreutzer moved from sixth to fifth in the Resistol Rookie heeling standings after adding $1,379 to his season earnings. He and header Jase Staudt won the second round at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo with a 5.3-second run, giving Kreutzer a total of $9,500.45 in Resistol Rookie season earnings and placing him fifth in the Mountain States circuit.
Brushton Minton; Witter Springs, California
Witter Springs, California’s Brushton Minton moved from 10th to ninth in the Resistol Rookie standings after adding $954 to his earnings when he placed fourth with Wes Moore at the Norco (California) Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo with a 5.4-second run. Minton now has a total of $7,461.32 in Resistol Rookie earnings, and is eighth in the California circuit with $8,506.81.