Stroh, Miss Congeniality team for Vernal win
Two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc rider Shaun Stroh made the most of his opportunity, riding reigning and two-time PRCA Saddle Bronc of the Year Miss Congeniality for 90 points and the victory at the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour stop at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, July 9-12 in Vernal, UT.
Stroh, of Dickinson, ND, who qualified for the Wrangler NFR in 2004 and 2005, moved up three places to 18th in the Crusher Rentals PRCA World Standings after collecting $6,206 for the ride on the legendary Powder River mare, who also won the PRCA’s top title in 2005.
All-around cowboy Josh Peek extended his lead atop the tie-down roping standings after earning the two-head average title in Vernal. Peek, of Pueblo, CO, roped and tied two calves in 15.8 seconds and winning $4,552 in the process.
ProRodeo rookie bull rider Douglas Duncan continues to excel during the lucrative summer season. Duncan, of Huntsville, TX, fresh off his second-place finish last weekend at the St. Paul (OR) Rodeo, did one better in Vernal with a rodeo-winning, 91-point ride aboard D&H Cattle’s No. 415, good for $6,249.
Other Vernal winners were: bareback rider Cody DeMers of Kimberly, ID, 86 points on Burch Rodeo’s Pinball Wizard, $5,408; steer wrestler Gabe Ledoux of Kaplan, LA, 7.6 seconds on two head, $6,160; team ropers Turtle Powell of Alpine, TX/Travis Graves of Jay, OK, 9.4 seconds on two head, $4,034; and barrel racer Annesa Self of Valley View, TX, 16.89 seconds, $4,029.