RENO, Nev. --- One thing that sets rodeo apart from other sports is the camaraderie among contestants. They travel together, help each other and in spite of competing against each other, are often very good friends.
Examples can be seen in every rodeo event and nowhere is it more evident than at the Reno Rodeo. The 2006-07 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) bareback champions were rooting each other on and it was the most recent champion of the trio that was the most successful.
Kaycee Feild from Elk Ridge, Utah took the lead in the first round of competition with an 88-point ride on Western Rodeo’s Big Easy. He won the NIRA championship just before the 2008 edition of the Reno Rodeo at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. He then finished in a tie for seventh place here.
Feild is through with college and focusing on his professional career. He qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2008 and is well on his way to a second qualification. He is currently ranked fifth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and hoping to add a pair of Reno Rodeo spurs to his trophy case.
The number one and two men in the PRCA’s bareback riding standings also competed here. They are battling it out for the number two spot with identical scores of 83 points. Clint Cannon, from Waller, Texas, leads the chase for the gold buckle by nearly $30,000 over his traveling partner, Heath Ford, from Greeley, Colo. They each scored 83 points at the fifth performance of the Reno Rodeo and are tied for second place.
Matt Shiozawa, from Chubbock, Idaho, may be the most consistent tie-down roper here. He had two runs of 9.6 seconds each here on Tuesday. His total time of 19.2 seconds moved him into second place over-all.
Reigning world champion heeler Randon Adams from Logandale, Nev., and his team roping partner JoJo Lemond from Andrews also were successful on two runs. They have a total time of 11.8 seconds.
Saddle bronc riding saw Dusty Hausauer from Dickinson, N.D., have an 86 point effort on Western Rodeo’s horse named Pine Ridge. Hausauer qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2008 partially due to winning the “Daddy of ‘em All”, Cheyenne Frontier Days. He won nearly $15,000 there and was proud to get the buckle. He would be extremely happy to leave Reno with the championship spurs. He is currently ninth in the world standings and could easily move up with money he earns here.
The Reno Rodeo is traditionally the start to the busy summer season. The lucrative Fourth of July run known as Cowboy Christmas is about to begin and jump starting that with success here gives contestants momentum.
Most of the competition at the sixth performance will feature the second round of competition. Action starts at 7 p.m.
RENO, Nev. --- Following are unofficial results after the fifth performance at the Reno Rodeo, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, courtesy of Clearwire Wireless Broadband.
Bareback Riding: 1, Kaycee Feild, Elk Ridge, Utah, 88 points on Western Rodeo’s Big Easy. 2 (tie), Heath Ford, Greeley, Colo., and Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, 83. 4, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 79.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, 4.4 seconds. 2, Lee Graves, Calgary, Alberta, 4.5. 3, Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 4.9. 4, Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 5.0.
Team roping: 1, Jake Stanley, Hermiston, Ore., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 5.1 seconds. 2 (tie), JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.; and David Motes, Tolar, Texas, and Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 6.1. 4, David Key, Caldwell, Texas, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 6.2.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 86 points on Western Rodeo’s Pine Ridge. 2, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 82. 3 (tie), Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta, and Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 81.
Tie Down Roping: 1, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 9.6 seconds. 2, Jay Adams, Logandale, Nev.,10.7. 3, Bubba Paschal, LaPorte, Texas, 10.9. 4, J.C. Crowley, Poplar, Mont., 13.8.
Barrel Racing: 1, Jeanne Anderson, White City, Kan., 17.06 seconds. 2, Jolee Lautaret, Kingman, Ariz., 17.14. 3, Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 17.52. 4, Kimberli Quinn, Reno, Nev., 17.66.
Bull Riding: (two qualified rides) 1, Joren Edward Hooton, Daingerfield, Texas, 70 points on Western Rodeo’s Pogo. 2, B.J. Schumacher, Hillsboro, Wis., 69.
Current Leaders ---
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Kaycee Feild, Elk Ridge, Utah, 88 points on Western Rodeo’s Big Easy. 2 (tie), Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, and Heath Ford, Greeley, Colo., 83. 4, Ethan McNeill, 82. (second round) 1, Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., 84 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Sundowner. 2, Dustin Mulrony, Pomeroy, Wash.,82. 3, Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 80. 4 (tie), Jessy Davis, Payson, Utah; Zach Dishman, Beaumont, Texas; and Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.; 79. (total on two) 1, McDaniel, 163. 2, Gray, 159. 3, Lowe, 158. 4, Royce Ford, Greeley, Colo., 157.
Steer Wrestling: (first round): 1 (tie), Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D.; Joey Bell Jr., Malakoff, Texas; and Jason Reiss, Dickinson, S.D.; 4.7. 4 (tie), KC Jones, Decatur, Texas; Jule Hazen, Protection, Kan.; and Dean Gorsuch, Gearing, Neb.; 4.8. (second round) 1/2, Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif., and Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 3.8. 3, Jake Hannum, Ogden, Utah, 3.9. 4, Gorsuch, 4.1. (total on two) 1, Bell 9.1. 2, Gorsuch, 9.9. 3, Spud Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 10.2. 3, Reiss, 10.4.
Team Roping: (first round) 1, Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Michael Jones, Stephenville, Texas, 4.9 seconds. 2, Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 5.1. 3 (tie), Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif.; Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore., and Russell Cardoza, Farmington,Calif. 5.8. (second round) 1, Jake Stanley, Hermiston, Ore., and Justin Davis, Cottonwood, Calif., 5.1. 2, Masters and Corkill, 5.6. 3, Cody McMinn, Caddo Mills, Texas, and Joe Day, Howe, Texas, 5.8. 4, Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Brad Culpepper, Auburn, Ga. 5.9. (total on two): 1, Masters and Corkill, 10.7. 2 (tie), Tryan and Jones; and JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.; 11.8. 4, Luke Brown, Santo, Texas, and Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 12.1.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round): 1, Billy Etbauer, 89 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Devil Lady. 2, Justin Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif., 88. 3, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 86. 4, Wes Burns, Stephenville, Texas, 85. (second round) : 1 (tie), Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, on Flying U’s Flood Plain and Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, 83. 3, Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 81. 3 (tie), Anthony Bello, Oakley, Utah, and Justin Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif., 78. (total on two): 1, Arnold, 166. 2, Harter, 163. 3, Cody Wright, 162. 4, Sundell, 157.
Tie Down Roping: (first round): 1, Landon McClaugherty,Tilden, Texas,7.8 seconds. 2, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 9.5. 3, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 9.6. 4, Jason Vohs, Las Vegas, Nev., 9.7. 4, Doug Pharr, Victoria, Texas, 9.8. (second round) 1, Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 7.8 seconds. 2, Trevor Thiel, Greeley, Colo., 8.6. 3, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 8.8. 4, Casey Wilson, Benson, Ariz., 8.9. (total on two) 1, Vohs, 19.0. 2, Shiozawa, 19.2. 3, Ryan Jarrett, Summerfield, Ga., 19.3. 4, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 20.4.
Barrel Racing: (second round) : 1, Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, 16.96 seconds. 2, Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho, 17.01. 3 Jeanne Anderson, White City, Kan., 17.06. 4, Tammy Key Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas, 17.09. (total on two): 1, Sears, 34.03. 2, Smith, 34.41. 3, P.J. Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla., 34.45. 4, Fischer, 34.46.
Bull Riding: (first round): 1, J.W. Harris , 91 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Major Shock. 2, Sean Case, 89. 3, Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, 83. 4,Ted Bert, 78.