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Gerke claims second Cheyenne title

PRCASteer wrestler Dean Gorsuch of Gering, NE bagged a Cheyenne-best $18,840 after turfing three steers in 26 seconds flat.

This time, he didn’t have to share.

Bareback rider Cimmaron Gerke, who has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo the past four years, had to wait that long to win the title outright at the 112th Cheyenne (WY) Frontier Days, July 19-27.

Gerke, who was co-champion with two-time and reigning World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote in 2004, was four points better than Mote after three rides in Cheyenne. The two entered Sunday’s final round in a first-place tie, but Gerke took the title with a round-best, 88-point ride aboard JK Rodeo’s Brother. Gerke, who scored 253 points on three head, earned $13,672 that vaulted him six spots into 14th place in this week’s Crusher Rentals PRCA World Standings.

Another cowboy who received a much-needed boost from winning a Cheyenne title was Dean Gorsuch, the 2006 world champion steer wrestler. Gorsuch, of Gering, NE, who missed the second half of last season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle and biceps, bagged a Cheyenne-best $18,840 after turfing three steers in 26.0 seconds. Gorsuch, who had earned $29,717 prior to his Cheyenne haul, moved from 17th into eighth place in the world standings.

The No. 17 was also the place held by team roping heeler Broc Cresta before striking it rich in Cheyenne. Cresta, of Petaluma, CA, joined forces with header Logan Olson of Flandreau, SD, to win the three-head title. Their total time of 25.8 seconds on three head was worth $17,303 each and a jump to seventh place.

Saddle bronc rider Dusty Hausauer narrowly missed his first Wrangler NFR qualification last year, finishing 17th in the final world standings. In Cheyenne, Hausauer, of Dickinson, ND, vaulted 14 places into seventh place after the biggest victory of his career. He rode three horses for 241 points for a one-point win over Cody DeMoss and checks worth $14,819

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Speaking of big victories, tie-down roper Todd Brown of Dublin, TX enjoyed his finest hour with the three-head triumph in Cheyenne. Brown, who had amassed not quite $5,000 in career earnings since his rookie year of 2005, won $13,480 after roping and tying three calves in 43.9 seconds.

Bull rider Steve Woolsey of Payson, UT clinched the Cheyenne average title with some kind of clutch performance, scoring 91 points on 2005 PRCA Bull of the Year Wardance of Broken Arrow Rodeo to win the final round. In doing so, he made up a six-point deficit to 2000 World Champion Bull Rider Cody Hancock, who finished five points behind Woolsey in the final average standings.

Steer roper Tim Abbott of Midland, TX topped the Cheyenne leaderboard after three rounds. Abbott earned $15,472 after roping and tying three steers in 49.2 seconds.

Five-time and reigning World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile of Decatur, TX won Cheyenne’s all-around title. Brazile was the only cowboy to earn money in three events – team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping – winning a total of $8,268. Timed-event cowboy Cody Lee of Gatesville, TX was the top money-earner in two events, bagging $13,939 in team roping and steer roping.

This time, he didn’t have to share.

Bareback rider Cimmaron Gerke, who has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo the past four years, had to wait that long to win the title outright at the 112th Cheyenne (WY) Frontier Days, July 19-27.

Gerke, who was co-champion with two-time and reigning World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote in 2004, was four points better than Mote after three rides in Cheyenne. The two entered Sunday’s final round in a first-place tie, but Gerke took the title with a round-best, 88-point ride aboard JK Rodeo’s Brother. Gerke, who scored 253 points on three head, earned $13,672 that vaulted him six spots into 14th place in this week’s Crusher Rentals PRCA World Standings.

Another cowboy who received a much-needed boost from winning a Cheyenne title was Dean Gorsuch, the 2006 world champion steer wrestler. Gorsuch, of Gering, NE, who missed the second half of last season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle and biceps, bagged a Cheyenne-best $18,840 after turfing three steers in 26.0 seconds. Gorsuch, who had earned $29,717 prior to his Cheyenne haul, moved from 17th into eighth place in the world standings.

The No. 17 was also the place held by team roping heeler Broc Cresta before striking it rich in Cheyenne. Cresta, of Petaluma, CA, joined forces with header Logan Olson of Flandreau, SD, to win the three-head title. Their total time of 25.8 seconds on three head was worth $17,303 each and a jump to seventh place.

Saddle bronc rider Dusty Hausauer narrowly missed his first Wrangler NFR qualification last year, finishing 17th in the final world standings. In Cheyenne, Hausauer, of Dickinson, ND, vaulted 14 places into seventh place after the biggest victory of his career. He rode three horses for 241 points for a one-point win over Cody DeMoss and checks worth $14,819

Speaking of big victories, tie-down roper Todd Brown of Dublin, TX enjoyed his finest hour with the three-head triumph in Cheyenne. Brown, who had amassed not quite $5,000 in career earnings since his rookie year of 2005, won $13,480 after roping and tying three calves in 43.9 seconds.

Bull rider Steve Woolsey of Payson, UT clinched the Cheyenne average title with some kind of clutch performance, scoring 91 points on 2005 PRCA Bull of the Year Wardance of Broken Arrow Rodeo to win the final round. In doing so, he made up a six-point deficit to 2000 World Champion Bull Rider Cody Hancock, who finished five points behind Woolsey in the final average standings.

Steer roper Tim Abbott of Midland, TX topped the Cheyenne leaderboard after three rounds. Abbott earned $15,472 after roping and tying three steers in 49.2 seconds.

Five-time and reigning World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile of Decatur, TX won Cheyenne’s all-around title. Brazile was the only cowboy to earn money in three events – team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping – winning a total of $8,268. Timed-event cowboy Cody Lee of Gatesville, TX was the top money-earner in two events, bagging $13,939 in team roping and steer roping.