106th annual National Western Stock Show Rodeo results
The 106th Annual National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Rodeo has wrapped up with some very happy rodeo contestants now thinking about how their 2012 season may have just changed.
One of those contestants is Seth Glause from Wyoming. Glause was the high money winner at the NWSS. Glause, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifier got on three bulls that he knew from past experience, scored 265 points, and earned $13,764.
Prior to his win here, Glause was 20th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Standings with $2,065 in earnings for the season. Add his Denver checks to that and he is likely to be in the number one spot.
“This is one of the most prestigious rodeos I’ve ever won. I won the all-around here before and Denver’s been pretty good to me,” said Glause.
This rodeo has been consistently good to Brittany Pozzi from Victoria, TX, winning her fourth title in the last six years. She missed competing here one year since becoming a member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, but every time she has entered, she has received a check.
She had a total time of 46.02 seconds and won $11,712.
“I wish I could come to Denver every week,” Pozzi said. “This rodeo is a little harder for the barrel race because of the setup, but I’ve won it on two different horses and it’s always been good to me. I look forward to it every year.”
Wes Stevenson has a new outlook on life thanks to a baby girl. His wife, Francie, gave birth to Fiona about a month before Stevenson left to compete at the WNFR last December. They named her Fiona and since then, he has been winning a lot. He was ranked number one in the PRCA world standings before he came to Denver and added to that considerably. The seven-time WNFR qualifier earned $11,717.
“I’m healthy and feeling great,” Stevenson said. “Having my new daughter, Fiona has put things in perspective, what’s important and what’s not. For me, life seems like it’s just beginning. I’m loving riding bucking horses and taking everything one day at a time.”
The biggest upset at this year’s rodeo came in the team roping when two youngsters from the Blackfoot Indian Reservation stole the show. They roped three steers in 16.2 seconds to win $11,094 each. Ty St. Goddard and Ryle Whitford started roping together when Whitford’s grandfather built a barn with an arena in it. This was Whitford’s second trip to Denver and St. Goddard’s first.
“All we do is rope,” Whitford said. “We’ve been roping together since we were little. This is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this. It’s amazing.”
Josi Young is known as one of the best bareback riding talents in the business and rodeo fans know he can rope too. However, most of his roping competition is done on the heading end. Young got a phone call from Colby Siddoway, Hooper, UT, in need of a heeling partner. There was no hesitation on Young’s part and that decision earned him the NWSS Rodeo all-around title. He placed with Siddoway in the first round of team roping and qualified for the finals here in the bareback riding. He earned more money than any other competitor who was here in more than one event.
Plans are now being made for the 107th annual National Western Stock Show which will again feature rodeos and bull riding action.
2012 National Western Stock Show Rodeo Champions
Bareback riding: Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, TX, 253 points, $11,717.
Steer wrestling: Justin Blaine Davis, Argyle, TX, 15.6 seconds, $10,490.
Team roping: Ty St. Goddard and Ryle Whitford, Browning, MT, 16.2 seconds, $11,094 each.
Saddle bronc riding: Cody DeMoss, Heflin, LA, 250 points, $8,678.
Tie-down roping: Justin Maass, Giddings, TX, 24.1 seconds, $11,858.
Barrel racing: Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, TX, 46.02 seconds, $11,712.
Bull riding: Seth Glause, Cheyenne, WY, 265 points, $13,764.
All-around: Josi Young, Kimberly, ID, $1,662 won in bareback and team roping.
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