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PRCA standings as of Sept. 4, 2018

All-Around

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $187,020

2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 165,827

3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 133,804

4 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 107,966

5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 107,715

6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 93,237

7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 75,824

8 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 65,071

9 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 61,823

10 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 60,005

11 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 59,712

12 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 55,324

13 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 50,564

14 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 47,205

15 Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn. 47,159

16 Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas 45,329

17 Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. 37,889

18 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 37,554

19 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 37,006

20 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 33,921

Bareback Riding

1 Tim O'Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $177,570

2 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 159,912

3 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 115,159

4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 111,712

5 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 101,533

6 Mason Clements, Springville, Utah 98,220

7 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 97,371

8 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 96,153

9 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 95,180

10 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 94,923

11 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 84,921

12 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 81,892

13 Shane O'Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 77,450

14 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 74,755

15 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 66,386

16 Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta 62,854

17 Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo. 61,473

18 Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 57,685

19 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 56,236

20 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 50,468

Steer Wrestling

1 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. $97,520

2 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 87,402

3 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 86,320

4 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 83,132

5 Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont. 81,178

6 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 78,155

7 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 77,426

8 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 76,882

9 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 75,776

10 Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla. 72,239

11 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 72,007

12 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 69,073

13 Cole Edge, Durant, Okla. 67,885

14 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 66,631

15 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 65,877

16 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 63,269

17 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 58,745

18 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 57,942

19 Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 57,904

20 Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D. 57,780

Team Roping (Header)

1 Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga. $106,386

2 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 100,805

3 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 99,612

4 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 82,046

5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 81,669

6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 81,004

7 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 80,678

8 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 80,390

9 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 78,793

10 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 65,745

11 Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 64,470

12 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 63,069

13 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 63,041

14 Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif. 60,125

15 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 58,676

16 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 56,108

17 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 54,588

18 Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho 54,570

19 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 54,527

20 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 53,897

Team Roping (Heeler)

1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $106,386

2 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 100,805

3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 99,612

4 Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 93,765

5 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 90,585

6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 80,678

7 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 79,812

8 Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 79,483

9 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 77,980

10 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 77,151

11 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 76,533

12 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 64,789

13 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 60,123

14 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 57,038

15 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 56,138

16 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 54,846

17 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 54,588

18 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 54,570

19 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 53,897

20 Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas 52,558

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $140,103

2 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 130,457

3 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 111,588

4 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 111,278

5 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 111,036

6 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 104,705

7 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 100,140

8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 99,136

9 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 97,674

10 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 86,983

11 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 83,405

12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 77,091

13 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 70,851

14 Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont. 70,660

15 Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La. 66,522

16 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 66,273

17 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 64,478

18 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 62,981

19 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 58,149

20 Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas 49,292

Tie-Down Roping

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $112,342

2 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 109,904

3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 107,570

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 91,209

5 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 88,210

6 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 86,169

7 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 85,282

8 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 83,691

9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 81,859

10 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 80,552

11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 78,279

12 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 76,708

13 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 73,261

14 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 72,600

15 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 68,038

16 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 67,449

17 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 64,700

18 Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 62,254

19 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 60,710

20 Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 58,303

Steer Roping

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $82,746

2 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 66,887

3 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 62,225

4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 49,586

5 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 47,723

6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 44,717

7 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 43,768

8 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 42,978

9 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 42,012

10 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 41,965

11 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 38,888

12 Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas 38,432

13 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 38,186

14 Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 37,464

15 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 36,078

16 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 33,549

17 Jim Locke, Miami, Texas 32,912

18 Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas 30,909

19 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 27,439

20 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 25,102

Bull Riding

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $274,099

2 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 169,029

3 Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La. 107,432

4 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 106,431

5 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 98,902

6 Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas 92,140

7 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 91,698

8 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 90,979

9 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 90,441

10 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 89,200

11 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 88,260

12 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. 87,641

13 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 85,473

14 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 84,706

15 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 84,265

16 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 82,539

17 Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho 81,738

18 Koby Radley, Montpelier, La. 80,998

19 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 78,072

20 J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas 73,336

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas $191,438

2 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 146,826

3 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 120,103

4 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 114,938

5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 109,231

6 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 102,975

7 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 97,391

8 Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D. 93,843

9 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 91,218

10 Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia 86,947

11 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 85,355

12 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 82,631

13 Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla. 82,621

14 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 82,084

15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 79,148

16 Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho 78,045

17 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 76,109

18 Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn. 69,050

19 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 67,941

20 Teri Bangart, Olympia, Wash. 67,794

A Female Force: Codi Sebastian punches her ticket at the Sandhills American Qualifier

One North Dakota native is making history in the sport of women's rodeo.

Codi Sebastian of Dickinson punched her ticket to RFD-TV's The American rodeo semi-finals after her efforts at the Sandhills American Qualifier on Aug. 25. She roped her three calves in 8.25 seconds, a mere tenth of a second out of first place.

The setting of the roping added to the overall experience. Over 80 breakaway ropers competed on the historic Haythorn Ranch near Ogallala, Nebraska. "They just have an amazing ranch. The setup was so good. That morning they gathered out of the pasture and sorted the calves off of the cows. They ran them through and had the roping," said Sebastian.

Inexperienced or "fresh" calves provide a challenge. They are unsure when the roper calls for cattle and may hesitate before leaving the chute. Furthermore, they may not run as straight as experienced calves. Roping fresh calves requires peak horsemanship and roping skills. The challenge can prove to be enjoyable to the seasoned roper. "One of the main reasons I wanted to go down there was for the fresh calves," said Sebastian.

Placing second at Haythorns' was a welcome breakthrough in a tough summer for Sebastian. "This summer I've been really hot and cold. I was catching them but I'd be getting a barrier and getting a leg," said Sebastian, who lost her mom four months ago. "I found it really hard to be positive. I just kept telling myself, 'My roping can turn around just as quick as it went south.'" Sebastian's determination throughout trials worked in her favor.

After a frustrating summer, Sebastian decided to change major factors before the biggest roping of her life. "I switched horses and picked up a different brand of rope," she said. "Mocha is a mare I've had. She injured herself four years ago and this is only the second time I've drug her out of the pasture in four years."

Mocha proved her worth in Nebraska as the duo placed third in a warm up jackpot that preceded the actual qualifier. Sebastian kept her vision simple, "My goal going down there was to score my calves and rope every one."

Sebastian's skill comes from daily practice. After traveling and working in oil field sales all day, she goes home to hone her skills. "I rope the dummy and run my calves through. I've got an auto chute and a roping lane," she said. Most days she ropes alone, unless her boyfriend Eli Lord or sister are available to help and critique. Her job is taxing, but she always looks forward to roping in the evenings. "This is the one thing I do for a break," she said.

This is the first year that breakaway roping has entered such a high level of rodeo. It was added to both The American and the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA). The additions give more opportunities for women in a sport where barrel racing is the dominant female event. Sebastian said, "I think it's awesome. I don't have a barrel horse. It gives us a chance to go somewhere besides the amateurs." She also says that she is taking advantage of the WCRA qualifying system and is currently sitting twelfth.

Looking forward, Sebastian plans to keep working toward excellence in roping. "I'm going to keep roping all winter, which isn't easy in North Dakota. As soon as I know where they'll hold it, I'm going to set up my box and chute like they'll have it at the semi-finals." Sebastian is also set to compete at the North Dakota Blitz American Qualifier in Bowman, North Dakota on Sept. 21.

PRCA standings as of Aug. 27, 2018

All-Around

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $171,612

2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 161,802

3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 132,953

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 107,208

5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 106,302

6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 91,488

7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 70,756

8 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 65,071

9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 60,005

10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 59,981

11 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 55,324

12 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 50,764

13 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 47,927

14 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 47,205

15 Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn. 46,542

16 Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas 45,329

17 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 37,554

18 Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. 37,164

19 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 37,006

20 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 33,921

Bareback Riding

1 Tim O'Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $170,463

2 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 157,883

3 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 105,706

4 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 105,607

5 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 99,302

6 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 97,371

7 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 95,272

8 Mason Clements, Springville, Utah 89,337

9 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 88,268

10 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 83,213

11 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 83,106

12 Shane O'Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 77,450

13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 77,389

14 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 69,901

15 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 65,489

16 Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta 60,829

17 Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo. 55,671

18 Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 53,990

19 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 51,631

20 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 48,763

Steer Wrestling

1 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. $96,518

2 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 85,880

3 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 83,132

4 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 82,653

5 Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont. 79,524

6 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 75,214

7 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 73,668

8 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 72,926

9 Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla. 72,239

10 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 69,155

11 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 68,739

12 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 68,516

13 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 66,631

14 Cole Edge, Durant, Okla. 66,308

15 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 63,163

16 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 60,812

17 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 56,832

18 Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D. 56,328

19 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 53,034

20 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 52,952

Team Roping (Header)

1 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. $98,698

2 Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga. 98,242

3 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 97,505

4 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 78,933

5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 78,751

6 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 77,912

7 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 76,327

8 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 75,095

9 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 72,047

10 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 61,115

11 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 60,681

12 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 57,952

13 Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif. 57,488

14 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 56,684

15 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 55,063

16 Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 54,927

17 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 53,897

18 Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho 52,808

19 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 51,803

20 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 51,128

Team Roping (Heeler)

1 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas $98,698

2 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 98,242

3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 97,505

4 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 88,659

5 Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 87,402

6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 76,327

7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 75,062

8 Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 74,420

9 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 73,902

10 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 68,869

11 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 68,190

12 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 60,896

13 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 55,994

14 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 55,934

15 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 54,122

16 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 53,897

17 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 52,808

18 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 51,663

19 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 51,128

20 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 50,688

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $134,797

2 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 121,803

3 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 111,588

4 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 103,968

5 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 101,586

6 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 101,509

7 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 99,780

8 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 98,775

9 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 94,543

10 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 82,395

11 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 79,410

12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 73,811

13 Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont. 68,746

14 Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La. 66,522

15 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 66,448

16 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 63,218

17 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 62,752

18 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 59,908

19 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 52,370

20 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 48,911

Tie-Down Roping

1 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas $105,717

2 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 104,273

3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 98,552

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 90,702

5 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 85,307

6 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 83,877

7 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 83,500

8 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 83,053

9 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 77,497

10 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 76,487

11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 73,525

12 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 73,261

13 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 72,202

14 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 68,673

15 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 64,700

16 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 63,305

17 Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 61,045

18 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 56,068

19 Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 55,355

20 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 53,780

Steer Roping

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $75,408

2 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 65,928

3 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 60,914

4 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 46,849

5 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 46,210

6 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 44,717

7 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 43,015

8 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 41,812

9 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 41,429

10 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 38,186

11 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 37,717

12 Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas 37,412

13 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 36,262

14 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 35,667

15 Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 35,391

16 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 32,978

17 Jim Locke, Miami, Texas 32,209

18 Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas 30,909

19 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 27,439

20 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 23,645

Bull Riding

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $233,399

2 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 165,026

3 Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La. 103,738

4 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 101,769

5 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 92,873

6 Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas 92,140

7 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 90,813

8 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. 87,641

9 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 84,982

10 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 84,267

11 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 82,756

12 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 82,301

13 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 81,471

14 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 79,816

15 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 79,403

16 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 78,072

17 Koby Radley, Montpelier, La. 77,795

18 J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas 73,098

19 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 72,327

20 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 68,812

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association, are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas $186,736

2 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 141,884

3 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 117,926

4 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 109,235

5 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 107,288

6 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 102,975

7 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 97,391

8 Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D. 93,843

9 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 87,509

10 Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia 86,925

11 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 85,355

12 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 82,631

13 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 82,084

14 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 75,405

15 Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho 73,932

16 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 72,532

17 Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla. 71,981

18 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 67,405

19 Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn. 66,893

20 Jana Bean, Ft. Hancock, Texas 61,335

Blood Money: Double J Fencing the star of new History show

A Montana fencing crew may not be the typical television reality show star, but leave it to Double J Fencing, of Victor, Montana, to think outside the box… or rather, wire.

Jim Vargovich and his son Talon landed a spot on the History channel's new reality series Blood Money hosted by family estate planning expert Chris Parvin.

Their episode, Fire on the Mountain, aired August 6 as the second in the series. The show features two different young men who are to complete a set task within a business, usually owned by their dad or family member. Rewards are given upon task completion. Talon, who was 15 years old at the time of shooting, agreed to install four miles of buffalo fence with minimal help in 9 days. His dad would then give him tuition for his college education. He plans to attend Montana State University in Bozeman after his final year of high school to pursue a degree in ag business.

"He is a very humble kid. The most humble 16-year-old boy I've met," Jim said of his son. "On the day he was born, I prayed to God to make my son like my wife not like me."

Jim started his life with the bare minimum, growing up in foster homes before joining the army at age 19 then attending college where he earned two degrees and building a fencing business that will gross two million dollars this year. Jim hopes to replicate the drive he received from his life experiences for his son.

"Talon is a very soft-hearted kind man. He never wants to disappoint," Jim said. "I tried to get him to be prepared for anything."

Jim and Talon landed their time in the light after a message pinged into Jim's email box from a production company from Hollywood. He consulted a "lifelong friend and fellow military man" Scott Shin, who is more of a glass half-empty type, whereas Jim is more of a half-full guy.

"He's more of a hey, you better confirm and don't trust, and I'm more of a delusional optimist," Jim said. "But there was a number on the email, and I called and we did a Skype, the first time ever I did one of those, and the next thing I know, I have all these people out here with cameras."

Their half of the show—they share it with 18-year-old Trevor Ritcheson of Keller, Texas, who had to brew, can, deliver, and pass a taste-test of craft beer in order to receive $200,000 from his dad Craig to start his own beer-distributing business—was shot for a month about a year ago. Jim watched the episode with the rest of America when it aired on History, but Talon decided to go riding instead of tuning in. He has since watched the episode, but doesn't care for his show of emotion.

"He just doesn't want his emotion to be televised," Jim said. "When you're that hungry, hot, exhausted, and your legs feel like rubber from running pipe up and down the mountains all day long, it's easy to get emotional. He's a pretty young fellow to be given that responsibility. When I was a young man, I was emotional too. You break over those barriers and some of the demons within you as you mature. It's part of a learning curve and to be that exposed and that raw for a world-wide audience to see you, it sparked more emotion than normal."

Jim warded off more than 50 calls while he was watching the show before finally turning off his phone, but he didn't get a single word of negativity. Among the complements he has received, he has also found opportunities to be a better dad to Talon and boss to his crew.

"I got the opportunity to look from the outside as an audience viewer of the TV series. I had no idea there was that much expression in my voice or physical communication," he said. "I looked pretty animated for sure. There are so many things that came to light where I know I need to soften up a little bit."

A dramatic moment in the show that was far from staged, Jim and Double J Fencing's Iron Words Manager Levi Brown both said, was a grass fire that broke out while welding braces.

"The show was holding us up; we were like a month behind," Brown said. "We wouldn't typically be welding that time of year. I was definitely pretty nervous before that."

What wasn't shown on the episode was that the crew had two 250-gallon water tanks full at the ready, and, as a precaution, they soaked the ground before welding and put down large wool blankets that were soaked overnight before welding.

"It was a really small part of the show, but we had all of our equipment up there. It was the only reason we got fire put out," Brown said. "I had been telling them for a month, we need to hurry up and get there. It was getting too dry."

The fire burned only three acres of primarily cheatgrass, before being shut down before it could reach the valuable timber that it threatened.

"That timber the fire was racing toward was funding the project we were doing," Jim said. "The client's livelihood depends on that timber. We now have a new method where we don't have to weld in the field. We have specialized couplings for attaching brace panels and angle braces through Red Brand."

Jim said that he was driving back from a meeting in Missoula when he heard word of the fire. "My toes went numb," he said. "That's never happened before."

While I won't divulge if Talon completed his set task, he has definitive plans for his future regardless. The herd of registered Black Angus at the 17,000-acre J Seven Ranch southwest of Pocatello, Idaho, belonging to Talon's mother Loni's parents, Greg and Kathy Barkdull, has called his name from a young age. It was homesteaded by his great-great grandfather Eugene.

"It's very important to Talon; there was something bred into him knowing he had to keep the ranch in the family," Jim said. "There is nobody left behind to carry on the J Seven brand. Talon just felt the need to do it. By God, he wasn't going to let it slip away."

Whatever Talon has done, he has put forth the effort to be successful, from a young beginning in 4-H, and undoubtedly, he will do the same once he arrives at his grandparents' ranch.

"Even when he was doing 4-H, before he was even old enough to show, two years in advance, he learned how to walk pigs and cows," Jim said. "It's the same at the ranch; he'll work his way up. There's no 'I'm the boss.' He would never want that anyway. He'll want to earn his way."

As an Army-veteran, Jim is instilling a love of God and patriotism he feels is being lost in the younger generations of the family.

"I believe every father who has a son should express to their son daily God, country, family comes first, everything else is second," he said. "It's getting lost in this nation."

For those who watched the show and may have noticed slack in the new fence, Jim said that the fences were tightened after they could get back in in the spring to weld the braces then tighten wire, and Talon's work sufficiently kept in the bison.

Blood Money may be watched on demand on the History channel's website or in the app.

Futurity broncs to buck at Newell Labor Day Rodeo

The newest event coming to the Newell Labor Day Rodeo weekend in Newell, South Dakota is hoping to draw rank broncs, good cowboys and a large crowd.

The first annual Newell Futurity Bronc Match is open to all stock contractors and saddle bronc riding cowboys, and will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. There will be $1,500 added to both the stock contractors and the cowboys and the event is sanctioned by the World Futurity Association.

Matt Mangis and the rest of the Newell Community Club thought holding a futurity bronc match sounded like a good way to freshen up the rodeo-filled Labor Day weekend.

During a regular bronc riding, stock contractors are paid each time their horses are bucked while the cowboys pay entry fees to get on broncs. During a futurity bronc match, stock contractors pay entry fees for each horse that is bucked, just like the cowboys.

"It's a way for the stock contractors to make a little more money, plus the potential for getting better horses is way better in a futurity when stock contractors are paying 250 dollars to enter, rather than getting paid 50 dollars per horse that's bucked," Mangis says.

The broncs this year will be all four and five-year-old proven horses, but the Community Club already has big plans for next year's futurity bronc match, like possibly adding a dummy bucking where stock contractors bring two and three-year-old colts that are not bucked with a rider, but with a weighted box. The box can be released remotely after eight seconds and the colts will be scored on how they buck.

Because the event is sanctioned by the WFA, horses will earn points each time they buck with the hopes to qualify for the World Futurity Bronc Match in Las Vegas, Nevada during the National Finals Rodeo in December.

The weekend will start on Friday of Labor Day weekend with a ranch rodeo. Ranch rodeo teams are made up of five people, one woman, one under the age of 14, one over 50, one mutton buster under 60 pounds and one hand of any description. The futurity bronc match will be on Saturday followed by a street dance. Sunday will be the Coy Price Memorial Roping with breakaway, high school team roping and an open team roping. The weekend will conclude on Monday with the parade downtown and many events throughout the town, and finally ending with the Newell Labor Day Rodeo.

The stock for the rodeo on Monday will be provided by Cleve Schmidt, a local stock contractor who has helped Mangis put the futurity together.

"Cleve goes to a lot of futurities himself, so he was a big help trying to get things pulled together," Mangis says. "We also had Tiffani Robertson help us promote our sponsorship packet because the Community Club is a non-profit organization."

Stock contractors can enter horses online by going to http://www.worldfuturity.com. Cowboys can enter by calling Matt Mangis at 605-415-3462 or Cleve Schmidt at 605-430-7319.

"We're just trying to bring more to our community by adding something else to our long weekend rodeo," Mangis says.

PRCA standings as of Aug. 20, 2018

All-Around

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $165,978

2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 153,493

3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 122,223

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 104,867

5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 103,722

6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 91,756

7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 70,756

8 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 65,071

9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 60,005

10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 59,981

11 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 55,324

12 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 50,764

13 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 45,946

14 Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas 45,329

15 Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn. 44,568

16 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 44,125

17 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 37,006

18 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 34,912

19 Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. 34,340

20 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 33,921

Bareback Riding

1 Tim O'Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $160,144

2 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 152,983

3 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 104,460

4 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 102,964

5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 94,356

6 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 91,175

7 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 90,487

8 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 85,384

9 Mason Clements, Springville, Utah 83,720

10 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 81,717

11 Shane O'Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 76,562

12 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 74,054

13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 73,334

14 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 65,489

15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 63,854

16 Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta 56,509

17 Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 53,990

18 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 50,741

19 Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo. 48,878

20 Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M. 47,808

Steer Wrestling

1 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. $96,518

2 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 85,305

3 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 81,823

4 Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont. 76,066

5 Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla. 71,367

6 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 70,910

7 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 70,373

8 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 69,539

9 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 69,155

10 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 64,888

11 Cole Edge, Durant, Okla. 64,825

12 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 63,362

13 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 62,806

14 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 60,265

15 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 55,435

16 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 54,639

17 Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D. 53,642

18 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 53,034

19 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 52,952

20 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 48,115

Team Roping (Header)

1 Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga. $96,963

2 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 90,388

3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 89,123

4 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 77,912

5 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 77,821

6 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 76,956

7 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 76,203

8 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 74,275

9 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 70,124

10 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 56,684

11 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 55,063

12 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 54,760

13 Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif. 53,686

14 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 51,803

15 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 51,128

16 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 50,917

17 Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 50,853

18 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 50,830

19 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 50,640

20 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 48,538

Team Roping (Heeler)

1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $96,963

2 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 90,388

3 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 89,123

4 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 82,305

5 Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 81,973

6 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 76,203

7 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 74,131

8 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 73,082

9 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 66,267

10 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 64,795

11 Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 64,656

12 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 56,985

13 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 55,994

14 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 55,842

15 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 51,128

16 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 50,640

17 Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 50,196

18 Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif. 47,224

19 Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 47,096

20 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 46,778

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $128,090

2 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 111,588

3 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 111,469

4 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 100,159

5 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 99,381

6 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 98,775

7 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 95,911

8 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 91,647

9 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 89,446

10 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 81,487

11 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 74,544

12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 70,548

13 Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont. 67,896

14 Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La. 66,522

15 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 64,355

16 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 60,139

17 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 59,078

18 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 58,155

19 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 49,386

20 Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas 47,821

Tie-Down Roping

1 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas $103,354

2 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 98,639

3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 91,919

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 88,361

5 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 83,053

6 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 82,823

7 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 80,567

8 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 77,497

9 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 77,401

10 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 74,991

11 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 73,261

12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 71,752

13 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 69,810

14 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 66,087

15 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 61,056

16 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 56,951

17 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 54,793

18 Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 53,713

19 Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho 52,756

20 Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas 50,290

Steer Roping

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $75,408

2 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 62,671

3 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 59,993

4 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 43,960

5 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 43,015

6 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 41,062

7 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 40,891

8 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 40,108

9 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 38,906

10 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 37,776

11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 35,349

12 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 35,275

13 Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas 33,985

14 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 33,703

15 Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 33,073

16 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 32,649

17 Jim Locke, Miami, Texas 32,209

18 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 26,683

19 Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas 26,157

20 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 19,829

Bull Riding

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $227,418

2 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 161,765

3 Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La. 98,083

4 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 96,862

5 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 87,490

6 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. 83,259

7 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 82,756

8 Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas 81,910

9 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 81,901

10 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 80,739

11 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 80,627

12 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 80,601

13 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 77,830

14 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 77,620

15 J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas 73,002

16 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 72,638

17 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 72,290

18 Koby Radley, Montpelier, La. 71,720

19 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 68,820

20 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 67,037

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas $186,214

2 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 141,551

3 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 116,499

4 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 108,351

5 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 104,955

6 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 102,975

7 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 95,555

8 Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D. 93,843

9 Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia 86,151

10 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 85,355

11 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 84,990

12 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 80,079

13 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 73,079

14 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 72,701

15 Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho 72,507

16 Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla. 70,832

17 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 70,064

18 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 64,804

19 Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D. 59,255

20 Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn. 57,113

S.D. 4-H Rodeo Finals average results

Competitor, Hometown, Total Time/Score On 2

Jr Boys Breakaway

1. Reis, Swade, Reliance, 6.63

2. Heathershaw, Matthew, Quinn, 7.33

3. Cordes, Kipp, Wall, 9.61

4. Grill, Cade, Edgemont, 10.44

Jr Boys Cattle Riding

1. Shippy, Riley, Colome, 119

2. Elshere, Thayne, Hereford, 117

3. Mertens, Tucker, Veblen, 108

4. Montague, Kade, New Underwood, 106

Jr Boys Flag Race

1. Waln, Bodey, Martin, 16.83

2. Blasius, Blair, Wall, 16.894

3. Hartshorn, Trevor, Hermosa, 17.024

4. Aasby, Coby, , 17.044

Jr Boys Goats

1. Chase Alone, Haden, Martin, 18.59

2. Blasius, Burk, Wall, 19.31

3. Stoddard, Caden, Norris, 19.4

4. Porch, Dalton, Kadoka, 19.5

Jr Girls Barrels

1. Moody, Teya, Woonsocket, 34.991

2. Maxwell, Mariah, Parkston, 35.237

3. Wheelhouse, Makenzee, Pierre, 35.26

4. Merrill, T, Wall, 35.507

Jr Girls Breakaway

1. Cordes, Piper, Wall, 10.13

2. Merrill, T, Wall, 23.87

3. Pihl, Hadley, Buffalo, 25.28

4. Caspers, Jessica, New Underwood, 26.26

Jr Girls Goats

1. Merrill, T, Wall, 16.36

2. Mousel, Josie, Colman, 16.44

3. Gates, Tyra, Miller, 17.26

4. Jones, Jaysee, Howes, 17.8

Jr Girls Poles

1. Skiles, Taya, Inwood, Ia, 42. 148

2. Cordes, Piper, Wall, 42. 437

3. Maxwell, Mariah, Parkston, 42. 611

4. Marone, Megan, Pukwana, 42. 622

Sr Boys Bareback Riding

1. Yellow Hawk, Chase, Blunt, 117

2. Clark, Kaden, Black Hawk, 115

3. Gill, Gabe, Selby, 67

4. Hemmingson, Cash, Akron, Ia, 55

Sr Boys Saddle Bronc

1. Wilson, Cash, Wall, 129

2. Thompson, Rowdy, New Underwood, 109

3. Elshere, Talon, Hereford, 66

4. Elshere, Trey, Quinn, 62

Sr Boys Steer Wrestling

1. Bergeson, Alex, Mitchell, 9.62

2. Tibbitts, Wyatt, Hot Springs, 10.66

3. Cahoy, Wyatt, Colome, 11. 86

4. Hanson, Finn, Burke, 12. 24

Sr Boys Tie Down

1. Kenzy, Myles, Iona, 21. 24

2. Fite, Tanner, Hermosa, 22. 39

3. Ullerich, Reece, Humboldt, 23.77

4. Steffen, Blasius, Gregory 24.63

Sr Bull Riding

1. Brewer, Cole, Dupree, 127

2. Shippy, Riggin, Colome, 69

3. Johnson, Hunter, Kadoka, 63

4. Moody, Mason, Letcher, 60

Sr Girls Barrels

1. Hanson, Brooklyn, Faith, 34.627

2. Stevens, Josi, St Lawrence, 34.664

3. Brown, Wacey, Piedmont, 35.011

4. Vanliere, Megan, Pierre, 35.337

Sr Girls Breakaway

1. Donnelly, Riley, Elk Point, 5.83

2. Reinert, Trista, Wall, 7.38

3. Stevens, Josi, St Lawrence, 7.84

4. Risse, Isabel, Martin, 8.23

Sr Girls Goats

1. Ferguson, Sidni, Dupree, 15.38

2. Verhulst, Karli, Reva, 15.59

3. Miller, Mikenzy, Faith, 16.18

4. Groves, Kaycee, Faith, 16.31

Sr Girls Poles

1. Stroschein, Hannah, Dell Rapids, 42.03

2. Kroeplin, Halle, Highmore, 42.281

3. Brown, Wacey, Piedmont, 42.578

4. Reinert, Trista, Wall, 42. 739

Sr. Ribbon Roping

1. Christensen, Kaysee, Beresford, 16.89

2. Schuyler, Saige, Hamill, 17.85

3. Brewer, Shantell, Dupree, 23.05

4. Kessler, Kylie, Pierre, 39.57

Sr. Team Roping

1. Groves, Hugh, Faith, 31. 96

1. Groves, Harland, Faith

2. Kessler, Lucas, Pierre, 32. 21

2. Kenzy, Myles, Iona

3. Moody, Mason, Letcher, 35.2

3. Johnson, Tate, Sisseton

4. Mattson, Bodie, Sturgis, 36.26

4. Nutter, Rio, Rapid City

–South Dakota 4-H Rodeo

Reeves horses leave a legacy

The Reeves Quarter Horse breeding program began in 1935 when 60 Thoroughbred mares were given to Arthur Reeves. Eighty-three years later, the original bloodlines are being carried on by Arthur's grandchildren as both Arthur and one of his sons, Dean Reeves, posthumously received the 50 Year Legacy Breeder award from the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association in January.

Dean began his own horse breeding program with a stallion and mares that his father raised and never strayed far from Roan Bar and Tom Baker bloodlines.

"Dad's first mare was a mare called Prissy Anne and she was by Harmon King. She was registered in the National Quarter Horse Association before the AQHA," said Jim Reeves, Dean's son.

As time went on, Dean tried different crosses of Two Eyed Jack, Leo and Jackie B, all of which produced the athletic type of horses he was looking for.

"Every time you bred a Roan Bar mare to one of these crosses it would bloom. Dad wanted a good headed horse with a lot of muscle and a good hip," Jim said. "That's what Dad and Grandpa and Bud wanted. Every one of them was fast and they were athletic, had good feet and good bones."

Jim was the oldest of four children on the South Dakota ranch, 30 miles south of Eagle Butte where the family worked together with no running water, electricity or even a four-wheel-drive pickup truck until 1974. They used horses for everything.

"We hauled water with the team, we fed cows with the team," said Bobbie Palczewski, Dean's daughter. "We did everything horseback. That was our mode of transportation, we didn't have 4 wheelers, bicycles or anything. We were just horseback."

The four, Jim, Mary, Bobbie and Tom, never rode broke horses either. They would help their father start all the colts on the ranch and from a young age learned what horsemanship was from their father.

"All of us kids became horsemen," Jim said. "Dad taught us anything and everything about horses. He taught us to work with the colts, he even taught us to ride broncs."

The family would start between 15 and 20 colts per year. All the colts and fillies would get handled and fillies that made the cut would get turned out to become broodmares. All the geldings would get started and rode on the ranch until they were three years old. They would knot-rope on the colts to help them learn to track cattle, roping calves with knots tied before their hondos so that when loops got small, it would turn the calf without choking it, then fall of the calves heads.

"Pretty soon your little green horse is tracking and following calves and when you throw your rope, he stops, so you'd be training them to rope calves almost immediately," Jim said.

After moving to the ranch near Eagle Butte in 1963, there wasn't much fence up and the pastures were thousands of acres. When they fed with the team, they would tie their colts alongside the wagon and, once in the pasture, they would use their young horses to gather cattle to feed or water. Jim recalls having to wrangle saddle horses when he was young and his father telling him that whatever direction the wind was blowing, that was likely where he would find the herd of horses in the 7,000 acre pasture.

The horse program for the Reeves wasn't for a flamboyant lifestyle, it was out of necessity on the ranch, but it helped that the colts brought in a nice paycheck.

"When the colts were ready, we would take them to sales in about a four-state region," Jim says. "Anywhere they had horse sales we would take from two to five head at a time. We did that for almost 25 years."

Reeves horses with both Dean's, his father's and his brother's brands, were scattered all over South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. In fact, Jim recalls seeing around ten horses with Reeves brands at the National High School Finals rodeo one year.

In the early 1990s, the family decided it was time to hold their own sale at the ranch and to build a reputation, they chose not to "no sale" any horse for the first few years. As the size of the sale grew, along with the Reeves mare band, 70 to 90 head of started horses were too many for Dean, the four children and their long-time hired hand, Spoke Yellowhead, to get ready for the September sale. For the remainder of sale's years, they hired on anywhere from five to 10 men to help ride the colts from the first of May until the first of September.

Among those who helped put on the sale were horseman such as Louis Brunson, Bart Edmondson, Beau Franzen, Romey Gunville, Josey Hauser, Archie Hulm, Bill Knight, Rocky Longbrake, DJ Martin, Wade Mitzel, Brett Price, Chris Reeves, Scott Saults, Mike Smith, Cody Taton, Ralph Taton, Walt Taton, Danny Walters and Tater Ward.

"We couldn't put this size of horse sale on by ourselves," Jim said. "It takes an army."

It also took a strong woman to feed the army all summer long, three meals a day, and Emma Lu Reeves did it.

"Nobody could do it as good as mom," Bobbie said. "She cooked for 20 people all summer long and she also fed about 50 bum calves at a time that we could rope."

When the economy changed in the early 2000s, the Reeves knew it was time to end the 15-year run. By then, Jim, Mary, Bobbie and Tom each had their own ranch or business to run and the horse program wasn't quite the necessity that it used to be.

When Dean passed away in 2008, he still ran around 60 mares with 5 studs. Today, Jim's son runs the family ranch near Eagle Butte and both the bloodlines from Dean's horse program and his ways of horsemanship are continuing to be passed to the next generations.

"Dad was always there, he was always showing us how to do things," Jim said. "He was real quiet, he never spoke out of turn and that was probably one of the reasons he was such a good horseman, because he was quiet, he could get a horse to do anything he wanted." F

PRCA Standings as of Aug. 13, 2018

All-Around

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $163,932

2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 142,749

3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 109,918

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 102,238

5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 94,445

6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 91,834

7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 65,199

8 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 62,574

9 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 60,037

10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 59,984

11 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 55,324

12 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 49,731

13 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 45,946

14 Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas 45,329

15 Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, Minn. 41,432

16 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 38,238

17 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 34,334

18 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 33,921

19 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 33,160

20 Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. 33,063

Bareback Riding

1 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah $143,708

2 Tim O'Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 143,073

3 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 104,460

4 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 99,991

5 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 88,608

6 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 86,440

7 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 83,451

8 Mason Clements, Springville, Utah 81,321

9 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 81,036

10 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 78,462

11 Shane O'Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 75,678

12 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 72,445

13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 70,937

14 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 64,728

15 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 62,200

16 Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta 53,143

17 Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 48,809

18 Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo. 47,191

19 Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M. 46,338

20 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Saskatchewan 45,334

Steer Wrestling

1 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. $96,567

2 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 82,185

3 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 79,249

4 Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont. 74,583

5 Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla. 68,641

6 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 67,601

7 Cole Edge, Durant, Okla. 64,825

8 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 63,130

9 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 62,925

10 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 61,208

11 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 60,561

12 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 57,773

13 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 56,950

14 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 56,094

15 Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D. 53,159

16 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 52,984

17 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 51,950

18 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 48,115

19 Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif. 47,596

20 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 47,443

Team Roping (Header)

1 Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga. $92,445

2 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 87,840

3 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 85,087

4 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 77,573

5 Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla. 73,259

6 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 72,388

7 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 68,293

8 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 63,475

9 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 62,131

10 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 54,875

11 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 52,076

12 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 51,482

13 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 49,842

14 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 48,187

15 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 48,081

16 Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif. 47,799

17 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 47,573

18 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 47,486

19 Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz. 46,818

20 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 45,662

Team Roping (Heeler)

1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $92,445

2 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 87,840

3 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 85,087

4 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 79,026

5 Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 77,101

6 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 68,699

7 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 68,293

8 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 62,282

9 Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 61,926

10 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 60,761

11 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 58,274

12 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 56,101

13 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 55,806

14 Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas 55,164

15 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 47,573

16 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 47,486

17 Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 46,919

18 Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif. 46,236

19 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 45,732

20 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 44,331

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $122,790

2 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 111,588

3 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 103,656

4 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 95,995

5 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 95,912

6 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 95,137

7 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 94,329

8 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 90,884

9 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 81,382

10 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 80,839

11 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 71,806

12 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 68,309

13 Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont. 66,205

14 Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La. 64,768

15 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 61,223

16 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 56,147

17 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 55,974

18 Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah 55,321

19 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 46,698

20 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 45,324

Tie-Down Roping

1 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas $103,354

2 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 96,592

3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 89,057

4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 85,732

5 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 79,880

6 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 78,105

7 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 75,024

8 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 73,373

9 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 73,261

10 Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas 72,965

11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 68,703

12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 67,518

13 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 65,585

14 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 62,607

15 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 61,056

16 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 55,043

17 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 52,363

18 Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 51,725

19 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 49,142

20 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 46,904

Steer Roping

1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $75,408

2 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 58,856

3 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 58,230

4 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 41,709

5 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 41,251

6 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 40,194

7 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 39,766

8 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 37,028

9 Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla. 36,488

10 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 34,180

11 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 33,989

12 Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas 33,985

13 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 32,342

14 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 31,860

15 Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas 31,741

16 Jim Locke, Miami, Texas 30,133

17 Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla. 28,948

18 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 22,805

19 Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas 21,987

20 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 17,804

Bull Riding

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $224,892

2 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 146,217

3 Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La. 96,636

4 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 93,657

5 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 82,756

6 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 80,739

7 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. 80,475

8 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 80,283

9 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 79,415

10 Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla. 77,620

11 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 77,435

12 Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas 75,970

13 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 74,532

14 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 71,093

15 J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas 71,036

16 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 70,887

17 Koby Radley, Montpelier, La. 70,520

18 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 66,997

19 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 65,630

20 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 61,212

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas $182,843

2 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 141,551

3 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 110,127

4 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 102,975

5 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 100,724

6 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 99,780

7 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 94,341

8 Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D. 90,095

9 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 85,355

10 Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia 84,726

11 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 76,830

12 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 74,927

13 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 70,501

14 Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho 69,256

15 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 68,938

16 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 68,023

17 Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla. 67,758

18 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas 64,435

19 Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. 56,807

20 Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D. 56,389

Horse Roundup 2018