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Champions crowned at 113th National Western Stock Show Rodeo

Susan Kanode
for the National Western Stock Show

DENVER — There were some very happy rodeo contestants leaving the National Western Stock Show on Sunday night.

It took 19 preliminary performances to bring the best to the Denver Coliseum on Sunday for the championship finals where the lion’s share of nearly half-a-million in prize money was distributed. The champions in each of the events got trophy buckles to commemorate their wins in front of a sold-out crowd.

The biggest winner of the rodeo is a member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Jennifer Sharp from Montgomery, Texas, rode Six French Smooches to the win after stopping the clock in 15.26 seconds. Sharp and “Smooches” had the fastest time on three runs, 45.89 seconds to win $11,982.

The biggest winner from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association was steer wrestler Ty Erickson from Helena, Mont. Erickson has gotten some money out of Denver’s rodeo before and has watched his traveling partners claim the buckles. This year it was his alone. His success came aboard the two-time steer wrestling horse of the year, “Scooter” whose registered name is Canted Plan. Erickson added $10,024 to his checking account for bringing three steers to the ground in 11.9 seconds.

Other Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association champions here were Clay Smith from Broken Bow, Okla., and Jake Long from Coffeyville, Kan., in the team roping; Clint Laye from Cadogan, Alberta, in the bareback riding; Spencer Wright from Milford, Utah, in saddle bronc riding; Cooper Martin, from Alma, Kan.; in tie-down roping; and Brody Yeary from Morgan Mill, Texas, in the bull riding.

The 113th annual National Western Stock Show celebrated the best 16 days in January and culminated with the final rodeo performance. Plans are being made for the 2020 event.

Bareback Riding

Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 252 points, $8,601

Steer Wrestling

Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 11.9 seconds, $10,024

Team Roping

Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 16.2 seconds, $7,125

Saddle Bronc Riding

Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 254, $8,178

Tie-Down Roping

Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 26.2 seconds

Barrel Racing

Jennifer Sharp, Montgomery, Texas, 26.2 seconds, $11,982

Bull Riding

Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas, 248.5 points, $8,976

The following are unofficial results from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo.

Bareback Riding

(Final round) 1, Richmond Champion, 87 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Vitalix Ain’t No Angel, $1,650. 2, (tie) Cole Reiner, Kaycee, Wyo.; Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.; and Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 86.5 and $917 each. 5, Dantan Bertsch, Eastend, Saskatchewan, 86, $350. 6, Blaine Kaufman, Pretty Prairie, Kan., 85, $250. (total on three) 1, Laye, 252.5, $5,577. 2, Bertsch, 251.5, $4,276. 3, (tie) Champion and Steven Dent, 251, $2,603. 5, (tie) Reiner and Aus, 250, $1,115. 7, (tie) Kaufman and Garrett Shadboldt, Merriman, Neb., 249, $651.

Steer Wrestling

(Final round) 1, (tie) Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas; Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.; and Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.; 3.8 seconds and $1,188 each. 4, Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 4.4, $693. 5, Grady Payne, Stephenville, Texas, 4.5, $446. 6, (tie) Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., and Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 5.3, $124. (total on three) 1, Erickson, 11.9, $5,752. 2, Knowles, 12.2, $5,001. 3, Cure, 12.4, $4,251. 4, Duvall, 12.5, $3,500. 5, Payne, 12.8, $2,751. 6, (tie) Pearson and Irwin, 13.3, $1,625. 8, Bubba Boots, St. Anthony, Idaho, 14.5, $500.

Team Roping

(Final round) (tie) 1, Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C., and Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M., and Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 4.4 seconds and $1,312 each. 3, Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo., and B.J. Dugger, Comfot, Texas, 5.0, $941. 4, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 5.1, $693. 5, (tie) Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.D., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.; and Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D., and Blaine Vick, Breckenridge, Texas,, 5.3, $346. (total on three) 1, Smith and Long, 13.9, $5,981. 2, Tryan and Graves, 14.4, $6,201. 3, Pace Freed, Chubbuck, Idaho and Jade Anderson, Genola, Utah, 15.9, $4,421. 4, Olson and Vick, 16.0, $3,641. 5, Kirchenschlager and Dugger, 16.1, $2,880. 6, Jeff Johnston, Thedford, Neb., and Dustin Harris, O’Neill, Neb., 16.4, $2,080. 7, Brown and Eaves, 17.7, $1,300. 8, Kidd and Medlin, 19.3, $520.

Saddle Bronc Riding

(Final round) 1, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 90 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Greley Hat Works Hit Man, $1,650. 2, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 88, $1,250. 3, (tie) Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta and Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, 86.5, $750. 5, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 86, $350, 6, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 83, $250. (total on three) 1, Spencer Wright, 254, $9,668. 2, Rusty Wright, 252, $4,345. 3, Casper, 249, $3,212. 4, (tie) Wanchuk and Thurston, 247, $1,700. 6, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 242, $945. 7, Alex Wright, Milford, Utah, 242, $756. 8, colton Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 240, $867.

Tie-Down Roping

(Final round) 1, Caddo Lewallen, Morrison, Okla., 7.8 seconds, $1,407. 2, Treg Schaack, Stinnett, Texas, 8.4, $1,164. 3, Brody Stallard, Fort Sumner, N.M., 9.3, $921. 4, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 9.5, $679. 5, Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo., 9.6, $437. 6, Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas, 10.7, $243. (total on three) 1, Martin, 26.2, $5,692. 2, Lewallen, 27.6, $4,950. 3, (tie) Stallard, and Green, 27.9, $3,836. 5, Schaack, 28.4, $2,722. 6, Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo., 28.9, $1,980. 7, Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 31.5, $1,237. 8, Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, 33.8, $495.

Women’s Barrel Race

(Final round) 1, Jennifer Sharp, Montgomery, Texas, 15.26 seconds, $2,623. 2, Lisa lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 15.39, $1,967. 3, Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo., 15.46, $1,312. 4, (tie) Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore., and Amy Jo Farella, Cheyenne, Wyo., 15.55, $328. (total on three) 1, Sharp, 45.89, $5,312. 2, Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas, 45.94, $4,553. 3, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 46.21, $3,794. 4, Shali lord, Lamar, Colo., 46.26, $3,288. 5, Farella, 46.36, $2,529. 6, Moore, 46.37, $2,024. 7, Leia Pluemer, Los Lunas, N.M., 46.48, $1,518. 8, Brooke Jeter, Stephenville, Texas, 46.66, $1,012. 9, (tie) Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, and Michelle Alley, Madisonville, Texas, 46.66 and $632 each.

Bull Riding

(Final round-2 rides) 1, Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas, 88.5 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s White Smoke, $1,650. 2, Trey Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 81, $1,250. (total on three) 1, Yeary, 248.5, $5,833. 2, Kimzey, 219, $4,471. (on two) 3, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 166.5, $3,305. 4, Nathan Hatchel, Weatherford, Okla., 163, $2,139. 5, Colten Fritzlan, Snyder, Texas, 156, $1,381. 6, Levi Gray, Dairy, Ore., 152, $972. 7, Nic Lica, Garden City, Mich., 151, $778. 8, Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D., 145.5, $583. ❖