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DeMoss sets arena record at Cheyenne Frontier Days

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CHEYENNE, WY – Louisiana saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss missed more than half of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his right knee on Dec. 22 after his sixth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance. DeMoss – who finished second in the PRCA World Standings in 2009 – returned to action in mid-June, and he sure is making up for lost time.

DeMoss won Cheyenne (WY) Frontier Days on Aug. 1 and set an arena record en route to the victory at the “Daddy of ’em All,” scoring 254 points on three head and pocketing $13,119.

The crowd-pleaser was his 91-point record-setter in the finals on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Painted Valley to clinch his second Cheyenne title. DeMoss’ ride surpassed the previous record of 90 points shared by Ryan Mapston (2004) and Chet Johnson (2009).

Five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer sealed his Cheyenne victory on the same paint stallion in the finals last year. The win by DeMoss catapulted him from 38th in the Aug. 2 world standings to 23rd.

“When you’ve got a horse like that, heck, anything’s a possibility,” DeMoss said. “You can come back from dead last and win something on him.

“I think I rode him last night about 100 times (in my head). He got tapped off and just hung in the air there a little at the end. You can’t dream it any better than that.”

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Utah bull rider Wesley Silcox tied the Cheyenne arena record of 94 points in the final round with his ride that matched the mark set by Lynn Uptmore in 1999. The 2007 world champion, who won a total of $13,656, was the only cowboy to cover all three of his bulls.

Thirty-three years is how long team roper Bobby Harris has been trying to win a trophy saddle at Cheyenne Frontier Days. He was just 15 years old when he started competing at the “Daddy,” and three decades later had won nearly every major title in rodeo except Cheyenne until this year.

The 1991 world champion from Gillette, WY, (now living in Highmore, SD) teamed with header Britt Williams of Hammond, MT, to rope their steer in 8.2 seconds in the finals and shared the overall title with Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz, who also finished with a time of 27.4 seconds on three head.

“I wanted to make the (Wrangler NFR) again this year, so this is a dream come true,” said Harris, who celebrated by high-fiving not only Williams, Begay and de la Cruz, but also the pickup men in the arena. “And this is like my hometown rodeo – I have a lot of friends and family here.” Harris moved from 15th to seventh in the Aug. 2 PRCA World Standings.

While world champions and veterans are most likely to win in Cheyenne, PRCA rookie Cody Moore won the steer wrestling average by three seconds with his final-round run of 9.4. He also was the rodeo’s top money earner with $21,887.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said Moore, 29. “I was just happy to be in the short round.

“There are 185 great bulldoggers here, and to be part of this history for the rest of my life is awesome.”

Tie-down roper Clint Arave of Blackfoot, ID, barely held off six-time World Champion Cody Ohl to win his event by a tenth of a second and bank $13,873. Canadian timed-event hand Curtis Cassidy won his first-ever Cheyenne Frontier Days all-around title, based on his $12,946 in the second round of tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

Chance Kelton, a three-time Wrangler NFR header, won the steer roping average with his 17.2-second final run, worth a total of $19,499.

Barrel racer Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, won the average, just .15 seconds ahead of two-time World Champion Sherry Cervi to earn $15,806.

Cheyenne Frontier Days was a Gold stop on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots. The finals will be broadcast by In Country Television at 8 p.m. (ET) on Aug. 14, exclusively by DISH Network, Channel 230.

CHEYENNE, WY – Louisiana saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss missed more than half of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his right knee on Dec. 22 after his sixth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance. DeMoss – who finished second in the PRCA World Standings in 2009 – returned to action in mid-June, and he sure is making up for lost time.

DeMoss won Cheyenne (WY) Frontier Days on Aug. 1 and set an arena record en route to the victory at the “Daddy of ’em All,” scoring 254 points on three head and pocketing $13,119.

The crowd-pleaser was his 91-point record-setter in the finals on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Painted Valley to clinch his second Cheyenne title. DeMoss’ ride surpassed the previous record of 90 points shared by Ryan Mapston (2004) and Chet Johnson (2009).

Five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer sealed his Cheyenne victory on the same paint stallion in the finals last year. The win by DeMoss catapulted him from 38th in the Aug. 2 world standings to 23rd.

“When you’ve got a horse like that, heck, anything’s a possibility,” DeMoss said. “You can come back from dead last and win something on him.

“I think I rode him last night about 100 times (in my head). He got tapped off and just hung in the air there a little at the end. You can’t dream it any better than that.”

Utah bull rider Wesley Silcox tied the Cheyenne arena record of 94 points in the final round with his ride that matched the mark set by Lynn Uptmore in 1999. The 2007 world champion, who won a total of $13,656, was the only cowboy to cover all three of his bulls.

Thirty-three years is how long team roper Bobby Harris has been trying to win a trophy saddle at Cheyenne Frontier Days. He was just 15 years old when he started competing at the “Daddy,” and three decades later had won nearly every major title in rodeo except Cheyenne until this year.

The 1991 world champion from Gillette, WY, (now living in Highmore, SD) teamed with header Britt Williams of Hammond, MT, to rope their steer in 8.2 seconds in the finals and shared the overall title with Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz, who also finished with a time of 27.4 seconds on three head.

“I wanted to make the (Wrangler NFR) again this year, so this is a dream come true,” said Harris, who celebrated by high-fiving not only Williams, Begay and de la Cruz, but also the pickup men in the arena. “And this is like my hometown rodeo – I have a lot of friends and family here.” Harris moved from 15th to seventh in the Aug. 2 PRCA World Standings.

While world champions and veterans are most likely to win in Cheyenne, PRCA rookie Cody Moore won the steer wrestling average by three seconds with his final-round run of 9.4. He also was the rodeo’s top money earner with $21,887.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said Moore, 29. “I was just happy to be in the short round.

“There are 185 great bulldoggers here, and to be part of this history for the rest of my life is awesome.”

Tie-down roper Clint Arave of Blackfoot, ID, barely held off six-time World Champion Cody Ohl to win his event by a tenth of a second and bank $13,873. Canadian timed-event hand Curtis Cassidy won his first-ever Cheyenne Frontier Days all-around title, based on his $12,946 in the second round of tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

Chance Kelton, a three-time Wrangler NFR header, won the steer roping average with his 17.2-second final run, worth a total of $19,499.

Barrel racer Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, won the average, just .15 seconds ahead of two-time World Champion Sherry Cervi to earn $15,806.

Cheyenne Frontier Days was a Gold stop on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots. The finals will be broadcast by In Country Television at 8 p.m. (ET) on Aug. 14, exclusively by DISH Network, Channel 230.

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