Next Stop…Vegas

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Erich Rogers in Classic Booth ’14 NFR

It came down to a photo finish this last week in the regular season! The highs were high, and the lows were low. Some dreams came true, and some had to lick their wounds and come back home. All in all 2015 was an exciting year and we will be excited to see what 2016 has in store. Members of Team Classic that will be competing at the National Finals Rodeo will be: Derrick Begay, Aaron Tsinigine, Colby Lovell, Erich Rogers, Jake Barnes, Luke Brown, and Clay Smith on the head side. Team Classic heelers are: Ryan Motes, Paul Eaves, Cory Petska, Junior Nogueira, and Brady Minor. Fans will be able to meet and greet Team Classic at the newly updated Classic Rope booth at Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Stay tuned for an autograph schedule! Here are the final results from the big weekend rodeos and official  updated standings:

2015 Top 20 Headers

1 Clay Tryan Billings MT $130,497.03
2 Derrick Begay Seba Dalkai AZ $94,867.90
3 Chad Masters Cedar Hill TN $92,658.18
4 Trevor Brazile Decatur TX $92,267.56
5 Aaron Tsinigine Tuba City AZ $83,768.12
6 Jake Cooper Monument NM $80,933.16
7 Colby Lovell Madisonville TX $78,830.01
8 Erich Rogers Round Rock AZ $78,669.18
9 Nick Sartain Dover OK $74,078.67
10 Luke Brown Stephenville TX $72,409.64
11 Jake Barnes Scottsdale AZ $71,910.86
12 Clay Smith Broken Bow OK $71,228.48
13 Coleman Proctor Pryor OK $70,129.55
14 Riley Minor Ellensburg WA $67,591.47
15 Matt Sherwood Pima AZ $67,435.90
16 JoJo LeMond Andrews TX $65,803.44
17 Joel Bach San Augustine TX $62,526.44
18 Travis Tryan Billings MT $57,497.75
19 David Key Stephenville TX $56,323.24
20 Cody Snow CA $56,301.76

2015 Top 20 Heelers

1 Jade Corkill Fallon NV $130,497.03
2 Clay O’Brien Cooper Gardnerville NV $95,987.90
3 Patrick Smith Lipan TX $92,267.56
4 Travis Graves Jay OK $85,265.12
5 Ryan Motes Weatherford TX $82,636.66
6 Kollin VonAhn Blanchard OK $79,024.00
7 Travis Woodard Stockton CA $78,519.30
8 Kory Koontz Stephenville TX $78,467.54
9 Paul Eaves L onedell MO $77,430.09
10 Cory Petska Marana AZ $74,827.26
11 Rich Skelton Llano TX $74,078.67
12 Junior Nogueira Scottsdale AZ $71,333.44
13 Jake Long Coffeyville KS $68,343.79
14 Brady Minor Ellensburg WA $66,262.55
15 Russell Cardoza Terrebonne OR $66,079.83
16 Quinn Kesler Holden UT $65,839.47
17 Tyler McKnight Wells TX $65,815.53
18 Dugan Kelly Paso Robles CA $63,305.59
19 Dakota Kirchenschlager Morgan Mill TX $60,712.40
20 Jim Ross Cooper Monument NM $55,042.62

San Bernardino, CA

Team roping: 1. Tom Richards/Tyler McKnight, 4.1 seconds, $2,400 each; 2. Darrin Finan/Bronc Boehnlein, 5.1, $2,147; 3. (tie) Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, Riley Minor/Brady Minor, and Lane Santos Karney/Jordan Ketscher, 5.5, $1,642 each; 6. Travis Tryan/Russell Cardoza, 6.0, $1,137; 7. (tie) Wes Lockard/Chad Davis, and Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 6.3, $758 each; 9. Lane Lowry/Mike Monighetti, 6.5, $379; 10. Brandon Bates/Nate Preuit, 6.9, $126.

Stephenville, TX

Team roping: 1. Joel Bach/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.4 seconds, $3,371 each; 2. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Jonathan Torres, 4.6, $3,016; 3. (tie) Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, and David Key/Boogie Ray, 4.7, $2,484 each; 5. Cory Clark/Ethan Cory, 4.8, $1,952; 6. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 4.9, $1,597; 7. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 5.2, $1,242; 8. Brandon Webb/Mickey Gomez, 5.7, $887; 9. (tie) Justin Davis/Zane Bruce, and Garrett Tonozzi/Jett Hillman, 6.0, $355 each.

Omaha, NE

Team roping: First round: 1. Cody Snow/Dugan Kelly, 4.1 seconds, $5,865 each; 2. Luke Brown/Kollin VonAhn, 4.3, $5,100; 3. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 4.4, $4,335; 4. Aaron Tsinigine/Ryan Motes, 4.5, $3,570; 5. (tie) Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Matt Sherwood/Quinn Kesler, 4.7, $2,422 each; 7. David Key/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 5.3, $1,275; 8. Joel Bach/Jim Ross Cooper, 7.4, $510. Finals: 1. Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz, 4.7 seconds, $400 each; no other qualified runs.

Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale- Omaha, NE

Team roping: 1. Jake Cooper/Kollin VonAhn, 4.1 seconds, $6,800 each; 2. Erich Rogers/Ryan Motes, 9.8, $5,200; 3. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 10.4, $3,800; no other qualified runs.

Updated PRCA Standings and Results as of 9/21/15

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Jim Ross Cooper at ’14 NFR

The pressure is heating up with only 10 days left in the 2015 season. Where did the time go? This past week was filled with action as the famous Pendleton Round-Up concluded and cowboys were spread throughout the U.S. like a spilled jar of marbles trying to fit in as many rodeos as they could. Highlights of the week were Travis Woodward and David Key setting a new arena record at Pendleton with a 4.6 second run. Rainy conditions made the grass a little slick for slack causing a few wrecks and the already unique set up a little more challenging. A few might have tried to make the trip from Pendleton to Pasadena which is a mere 2,170 mile trek. Or from Pendleton to Albuquerque or to Abilene. Needless to say no matter where they were traveling, some cowboys put some miles on their trucks this week. Here are results from some of the big rodeos this past week and the updated world standings!

Pendleton Round-Up 

Team roping: First round:1. Joel Bach/Jim Ross Cooper, 5.3 seconds, $4,049 each; 2. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 5.8, $3,521; 3. Derrick Begay/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 6.2, $2,993; 4. (tie) Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, Blake Teixeira/C.J. DeForest Jr., and Dustin Bird/Russell Cardoza, 6.3, $1,936 each; 7. Bryce Palmer/Monty Joe Petska, 6.5, $880; 8. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 6.7, $352. Second round:1. David Key/Travis Woodard, 4.6 seconds, $4,049 each; 2. Travis Tryan/Jett Hillman, 5.9, $3,521; 3. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 6.2, $2,993; 4. Clint White/Brent Lockett, 6.4, $2,465; 5. Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 6.5, $1,936; 6. Travis Whitlow/Tyler Whitlow, 6.6, $1,408; 7. Landon McClaugherty/Chris Glover, 6.7, $880; 8. Guy Gregg/Shane Crossley, 6.9, $352. Finals:1. Jake Stanley/Bucky Campbell, 5.9 seconds, $1,486 each; 2. Jason Stewart/Dave Inman, 6.9, $1,230; 3. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 7.0, $974; 4. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 7.1, $718; 5. Derrick Begay/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 7.7, $461; 6. Blake Teixeira/C.J. DeForest Jr., 8.6, $256. Average:1. (tie) Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, and Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 20.0 seconds on three head, $5,677 each; 3. Derrick Begay/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 21.6, $4,489; 4. Blake Teixeira/C.J. DeForest Jr., 23.0, $3,697; 5. Jason Stewart/Dave Inman, 23.8, $2,905; 6. Jake Stanley/Bucky Campbell, 24.3, $2,113; 7. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 27.3, $1,320; 8. Austin Stafford/Dayton Stafford, 27.5, $528.

Albuquerque, NM

Team roping: 1. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, and Calvin Brevik/Cullen Teller, 5.1 seconds, $4,061 each; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Ryan Motes, 5.4, $3,384; 4. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 5.5, $2,933; 5. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.6, $2,482; 6. Brandon Webb/Mickey Gomez, 5.7, $2,030; 7. Ty Blasingame/Josh Fillmore, 6.3, $1,579; 8. Robert Ansley/Brian Sullivan, 6.4, $1,128; 9. (tie) Zac Small/Tyler Worley, and Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 6.5, $451 each.

Abilene, TX

Team roping: First round:1. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 4.7 seconds, $1,071 each; 2. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, and Cory Clark/Ethan Cory, 4.9, $794 each; 4. Nick Rawlings/Cory King, 5.0, $517; 5. Chase Wiley/Ace Pearce, 5.6, $332; 6. (tie) Chuck Doebbler/Justin Pruitt, Colt Fisher/Corey Hendrick, and Blaine Vick/Twister Cain, 6.2, $62 each. Second round:1. (tie) Chris Francis/Cade Passig, and Eli Lord/Levi Lord, 4.5 seconds, $979 each; 3. Ty Bach/Bradley Johnson, 4.6, $702; 4. Turtle Powell/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.9, $517; 5. Blaine Vick/Twister Cain, 5.2, $332; 6. Colt Fisher/Corey Hendrick, 5.9, $185. Average: 1. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 11.3 seconds on two head, $1,606 each; 2. Blaine Vick/Twister Cain, 11.4, $1,329; 3. Colt Fisher/Corey Hendrick, 12.1, $1,052; 4. Ty Bach/Bradley Johnson, 12.7, $776; 5. Chuck Doebbler/Justin Pruitt, 14.1, $499; 6. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 15.5, $277.

Pasadena, TX

Team roping: First round:1. Nathan McWhorter/Wesley Thorp, 5.5 seconds, $1,433 each; 2. Justin Davis/Trey Johnson, 6.4, $1,186; 3. Travis Tryan/Jett Hillman, 6.9, $939; 4. Caleb Smidt/B.J. Dugger, 7.0, $692; 5. Kaleb Driggers/Martin Lucero, 7.1, $445; 6. Anthony Lucia/Tyler Domingue, 7.8, $247. Second round:1. Cody Russell/Wesley Johnson, 5.0 seconds, $1,433 each; 2. Cole Wheeler/Wesley Moss, 5.7, $1,186; 3. Travis Tryan/Jett Hillman, 6.3, $939; 4. Anthony Lucia/Tyler Domingue, 7.2, $692; 5. Nathan McWhorter/Wesley Thorp, 8.3, $445; 6. Kaleb Driggers/Martin Lucero, 8.5, $247. Average: 1. Travis Tryan/Jett Hillman, 13.2 seconds on two head, $2,150 each; 2. Nathan McWhorter/Wesley Thorp, 13.8, $1,779; 3. Anthony Lucia/Tyler Domingue, 15.0, $1,408; 4. (tie) Justin Davis/Trey Johnson, and Kaleb Driggers/Martin Lucero, 15.6, $852 each; 6. Cody Russell/Wesley Johnson, 18.5, $371.

HEADERS

1 Clay Tryan Billings MT $115,625.64
2 Chad Masters Cedar Hill TN $91,416.20
3 Derrick Begay Seba Dalkai AZ $86,924.84
4 Trevor Brazile Decatur TX $82,095.59
5 Colby Lovell Madisonville TX $78,430.01
6 Aaron Tsinigine Tuba City AZ $72,421.50
7 Erich Rogers Round Rock AZ $71,991.41
8 Jake Barnes Scottsdale AZ $70,915.63
9 Nick Sartain Dover OK $67,405.19
10 Clay Smith Broken Bow OK $67,339.23
11 Coleman Proctor Pryor OK $67,194.40
12 JoJo LeMond Andrews TX $65,803.44
13 Jake Cooper Monument NM $65,692.47
14 Luke Brown Stephenville TX $64,632.99
15 Matt Sherwood Pima AZ $64,098.58
16 Riley Minor Ellensburg WA $58,498.17
17 Tyler Wade Terrell TX $53,526.92
18 Travis Tryan Billings MT $52,337.44
19 Bubba Buckaloo Caddo OK $52,097.04
20 Levi Simpson Ponoka AB $52,050.32

HEELERS

1 Jade Corkill Fallon NV $115,625.64
2 Clay O’Brien Cooper Gardnerville NV $88,044.84
3 Travis Graves Jay OK $84,023.14
4 Patrick Smith Lipan TX $82,095.59
5 Kory Koontz Stephenville TX $78,067.54
6 Travis Woodard Stockton CA $74,470.32
7 Paul Eaves lonedell MO $73,630.09
8 Cory Petska Marana AZ $73,349.49
9 Junior Nogueira Scottsdale AZ $70,338.21
10 Rich Skelton Llano TX $67,405.19
11 Jake Long Coffeyville KS $65,408.64
12 Ryan Motes Weatherford TX $64,590.74
13 Kollin VonAhn Blanchard OK $64,447.35
14 Russell Cardoza Terrebonne OR $62,503.89
15 Quinn Kesler Holden UT $62,502.15
16 Dakota Kirchenschlager Morgan Mill TX $59,437.40
17 Dugan Kelly Paso Robles CA $57,273.03
18 Brady Minor Ellensburg WA $57,169.25
19 Tyler McKnight Wells TX $54,974.40
20 Jeremy Buhler Abbotsford BC $52,050.33

Updated PRCA Windham Weaponry Team Roping Standings and Rodeo Schedule as of 9/14/15

Only 17 short days until the 2015 rodeo season wraps up! As with any year, this has been a year for highs and lows for the rodeo cowboys. Some are still out there fighting tooth and nail to climb back into the Top 15, some of the very fortunate top gunners have secured their spot and have a heavy weight lifted off their shoulders. The new revised payout at the 2015 NFR will make the world title anyone’s game at this year’s finals, making a qualification as crucial as ever. Here are the rodeos going on this week and the Top 20 teams in the team roping.

Pasadena, Texas
Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo
9/11/2015 – 9/17/2015

Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo
9/15/2015 – 9/20/2015

Abilene, Texas
West Texas Fair & Rodeo
9/15/2015 – 9/19/2015
Texarkana, Arkansas

71st Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo
9/16/2015 – 9/19/2015

Pendleton, Oregon
Pendleton Round-Up
9/16/2015 – 9/19/2015

Harrison, Arkansas
Harrison PRCA Rodeo
9/17/2015 – 9/19/2015

St. George, Utah
St. George Lions Dixie Roundup
9/17/2015 – 9/19/2015

Waterloo, Iowa
National Cattle Congress
9/18/2015 – 9/20/2015

Othello, Washington
Othello PRCA Rodeo
9/18/2015 – 9/19/2015

Olds , Alberta
Oldstoberfest
9/18/2015 – 9/19/2015

Hamilton, Georgia
Harris County Cattlemen’s PRCA Rodeo
9/18/2015 – 9/19/2015

Forrest City, Arkansas
Crowley’s Ridge Saddle Club Charity Rodeo
9/18/2015 – 9/19/2015

Bozeman , Montana
Copper Spring ProRodeo
9/18/2015 – 9/18/2015

Williston, North Dakota
Wild West Days
9/18/2015 – 9/19/2015

Woodstown Pilesgrove, New Jersey
Cowtown Rodeo
9/19/2015 – 9/19/2015

Shawnee On Delaware, Pennsylvania
Shawnee Mountain PRCA Rodeo
9/19/2015 – 9/20/2015

Tyler, Texas
Rose City Roundup
9/19/2015 – 9/20/2015

Bozeman , Montana
Copper Spring ProRodeo
9/19/2015 – 9/19/2015

Bozeman , Montana
Copper Spring ProRodeo
9/20/2015 – 9/20/2015

Douglas , Wyoming
Mountain States Steer Roping Circuit Finals
9/20/2015 – 9/20/2015

Top 20 Headers

1 Clay Tryan Billings MT $106,796.34
2 Chad Masters Cedar Hill TN $91,416.21
3 Derrick Begay Seba Dalkai AZ $86,924.85
4 Trevor Brazile Decatur TX $82,095.59
5 Aaron Tsinigine Tuba City AZ $72,421.50
6 Erich Rogers Round Rock AZ $71,991.42
7 Jake Barnes Scottsdale AZ $70,915.63
8 Colby Lovell Madisonville TX $70,351.52
9 Nick Sartain Dover OK $67,405.19
10 Coleman Proctor Pryor OK $67,194.40
11 JoJo LeMond Andrews TX $65,803.45
12 Jake Cooper Monument NM $65,692.47
13 Luke Brown Stephenville TX $64,632.99
14 Matt Sherwood Pima AZ $64,098.58
15 Clay Smith Broken Bow OK $61,109.93
16 Riley Minor Ellensburg WA $58,498.17
17 Tyler Wade Terrell TX $53,526.92
18 Bubba Buckaloo Caddo OK $52,097.04
19 Levi Simpson Ponoka AB $52,050.32
20 Joel Bach San Augustine TX $51,580.39

Top 20 Heelers

1 Jade Corkill Fallon NV $106,796.34
2 Clay O’Brien Cooper Gardnerville NV $88,044.85
3 Travis Graves Jay OK $84,023.15
4 Patrick Smith Lipan TX $82,095.59
5 Travis Woodard Stockton CA $74,470.32
6 Cory Petska Marana AZ $73,349.50
7 Junior Nogueira Scottsdale AZ $70,338.21
8 Kory Koontz Stephenville TX $69,989.05
9 Rich Skelton Llano TX $67,405.19
10 Paul Eaves lonedell MO $67,400.79
11 Jake Long Coffeyville KS $65,408.64
12 Ryan Motes Weatherford TX $64,590.74
13 Kollin VonAhn Blanchard OK $64,447.35
14 Quinn Kesler Holden UT $63,933.30
15 Dakota Kirchenschlager Morgan Mill TX $59,437.41
16 Russell Cardoza Terrebonne OR $58,106.03
17 Dugan Kelly Paso Robles CA $57,273.03
18 Brady Minor Ellensburg WA $57,169.25
19 Tyler McKnight Wells TX $54,974.40
20 Jeremy Buhler Abbotsford BC $52,050.33

PRCA Team Roping Windham Weaponry World Standings as of 9/4/15 | The Fourth Quarter of Rodeo

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Paul Eaves at ’15 Spicer Gripp Youth Foundation Memorial Roping

September is the beginning of a time of change. The summer ends, the leaves start to change, and school is back in session. If you are a professional cowboy, September is the beginning of the end. It’s the fourth quarter of rodeo. All roads have led to the northwest, and the cowboys are in the great state of Washington this week at Ellensburg and Walla Walla. There are several teams still vying for their chance at 10 head run in Vegas, and it will be a race to the end who will get those spots. Here are the results and standings this week:

Ellensburg Rodeo- 

Team roping: First round leaders. 1. Brady Tryan/Logan Medlin, 4.6 seconds;2/3. (tie) Travis Whitlow/Tyler Whitlow, and Dylan Gordon/Gage Williams, 5.6 each;4. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 6.0;5. Bryce Palmer/Monty Joe Petska,6.1; 6. David Key/Travis Woodard, 6.3.

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Team roping: First round:1. Billy Bob Brown/Garrett Jess, 4.4 seconds, $1,538 each; 2. (tie) David Key/Travis Woodard, and Bubba Buckaloo/Jonathan Torres, 5.0, $1,140 each; 4. Spencer Mitchell/B.J. Campbell, 5.1, $743; 5. (tie) Manny Egusquiza Jr./Chase Tryan, and Clayton Hansen/Chase Hansen, 5.4, $371 each.

Second round leaders:1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.9 seconds; 2. (tie) Clayton Hansen/Chase Hansen, Billy Bob Brown/Garrett Jess, and Luke Brown/Kollin VonAhn, 5.7 each; 5. Shawn Bessette/Sid Sporer, 5.8; 6. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 6.3.
Average leaders: 1. Billy Bob Brown/Garrett Jess, 10.1 seconds on two head; 2. Clayton Hansen/Chase Hansen, 11.1; 3. Shawn Bessette/Sid Sporer, 11.5; 4. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 11.9; 5. David Key/Travis Woodard, 15.3; 6. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 15.7.
Team Roping Headers

1 Clay Tryan Billings MT $99,334.81
2 Chad Masters Cedar Hill TN $83,807.24
3 Trevor Brazile Decatur TX $82,095.59
4 Derrick Begay Seba Dalkai AZ $80,802.60
5 Erich Rogers Round Rock AZ $71,844.54
6 Aaron Tsinigine Tuba City AZ $70,883.26
7 Jake Barnes Scottsdale AZ $68,987.22
8 Coleman Proctor Pryor OK $67,194.40
9 Jake Cooper Monument NM $65,692.47
10 Luke Brown Stephenville TX $63,909.67
11 Colby Lovell Madisonville TX $63,545.68
12 JoJo LeMond Andrews TX $63,070.87
13 Nick Sartain Dover OK $62,231.92
14 Clay Smith Broken Bow OK $58,789.42
15 Matt Sherwood Pima AZ $57,107.06
16 Riley Minor Ellensburg WA $56,847.40
17 Joel Bach San Augustine TX $51,580.39
18 Bubba Buckaloo Caddo OK $50,956.63
19 Tyler Wade Terrell TX $50,196.03
20 Doyle Hoskins Chualar CA $49,844.55

Team Roping Heelers

1 Jade Corkill Fallon NV $99,334.81
2 Patrick Smith Lipan TX $82,095.59
3 Clay O’Brien Cooper Gardnerville NV $81,922.60
4 Travis Graves Jay OK $76,414.18
5 Travis Woodard Stockton CA $73,329.91
6 Cory Petska Marana AZ $73,202.62
7 Junior Nogueira Scottsdale AZ $68,409.80
8 Jake Long Coffeyville KS $65,408.64
9 Paul Eaves lonedell MO $65,080.28
10 Kollin VonAhn Blanchard OK $63,909.67
11 Kory Koontz Stephenville TX $63,183.21
12 Ryan Motes Weatherford TX $63,052.50
13 Rich Skelton Llano TX $62,231.92
14 Dugan Kelly Paso Robles CA $57,273.03
15 Quinn Kesler Holden UT $56,941.78
16 Dakota Kirchenschlager Morgan Mill TX $56,704.83
17 Brady Minor Ellensburg WA $55,518.48
18 Tyler McKnight Wells TX $54,974.40
19 Russell Cardoza Terrebonne OR $54,874.13
20 Jeremy Buhler Abbotsford BC $49,325.01