Standings Tighten Up As Rodeo Nears Saturday's Finals

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RENO, Nev. --- With just two performance left in the Reno Rodeo before Saturday night’s finals, competition is tightening up.

There are new leaders in the over-all standings in bareback riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding. A young bronc rider from North Dakota is looking for his first pair of Reno Rodeo championship spurs. Dusty Hausauer from Dickinson has a total of 169 points on two head. This is three points ahead of Justin Arnold, from Santa Margarita, Calif. Chad Ferley, who won the Reno Rodeo in 2006 en route to the saddle bronc world title has moved into fifth place with 162 points.

The 2008 college champion bareback rider, Kaycee Feild, from Elk Ridge, Utah leads the pack with a total of 168 points on two. That result came about due to a successful ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s Holly Time for 80 points. He also leads the first round with his 88-point ride from Tuesday night.

Clint Cannon, from Waller, Texas, had the high marked ride of the night Wednesday for 82 points. Cannon leads the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings and is on a mission to win his first gold buckle. He has never qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) before but has been close finishing the season just outside of the top 15 on two different occasions.

Cannon is healthy this year and even though he has already earned enough money to assure him a spot at rodeo’s championship event he is busy on the rodeo trail. After competing here in two rounds, he left here after his ride on Wednesday for rodeos in Pecos, Texas, and Santa Fe, N.M.

“I’m rodeoing,” the affable Cannon said. “I’m healthy, I’m having fun and as long as it stays that way, I’m not going to slow down until I have that buckle.”

B.J. Campbell from Benton, City, Wash., has one pair of trophy spurs in his collection and just might add another. Campbell won the all-around title here in 2006 competing in team roping and steer wrestling. He is roping here with his older brother Bucky. They have had two solid runs that are outside of the pay window in the rounds. Their total time of 13.0 is in the top 12 to qualify for Saturday’s finals so they will anxiously be waiting to see if they get moved out during the next two performances.

B.J. did take the lead in the steer wrestling and is placing in both preliminary rounds. He has a total time of 8.4 seconds to top the leader board in the over-all standings. Joey Bell, Jr., from Malakoff, Texas, is now in second place with 9.1 seconds on two head.

The seventh performance of the rodeo will see the final set of bareback riders and saddle bronc riders having their first round of competition. It will also be first round for bull riders. All of the timed-events will feature the second round. Rodeo action starts at 7 p.m.

RENO, Nev. --- Following are unofficial results after the fifth performance at the Reno Rodeo, Wednesday, June 24, 2009, courtesy of Clearwire Wireless Broadband.

Fifth Performance---

Bareback Riding: 1, Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, 82 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Spy. 2, Kaycee Feild, Elk Ridge, Utah, 80. 3, Matt Bright, Azle, Texas, 79. 4, Heath Ford, Greeley, Colo., 78.

Steer Wrestling: 1, B.J. Campbell, Benton City, Wash., 3.8 seconds. 2, Jon Ragatz, Cassville, Wis., 5.3. 3, Brandon Christensen, Hermiston, Ore., 5.7. 4, Zane Hankel, Red Cliff, Alberta, 7.6.

Team roping: 1, Jay Tittel, Pueblo, Colo., and Cole Cooper, Montrose, Colo., 5.3 seconds. 2, Steve Purcella, Hereford, Texas, and Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 5.6. 3 (tie), Ty Smith, Edmond, Okla., and Jace Crabb, Blair, Okla., 6.6. 4, J.D. Yates and Jay Wadhams, Pueblo, Colo., 6.6.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., 85 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s Dual Motion. 2, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 83. 3, Josh Reynolds, Corvallis, Mont., 81. 4, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 78.

Tie Down Roping: 1, Kody Curry, Buna, Texas, 9.1 seconds. 2, Cole Bailey, Okmulgee, Okla., 10.4. 3, Todd Willis, Bogata, Texas, 17.5. 4, Casey Butaud, Conroe, Texas, 17.6.

Barrel Racing: 1, Jana Isaac, White Swan, Wash., 17.44 seconds. 2, Jessi Eagleberger, Stringtown, Okla., 17.51. 3, Jenna Whitaker, Kaysville, Utah, 17.64. 4, Lita Scott, Reno, Nev., 17.66.

Bull Riding: 1, Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla., 83 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s 571. 2, Tyler Johnston, Bridger, Mont., 81. 3, Chris Roundy, Panguitch Utah, 76. 4, Joe Meling, Baker City, Ore., 75.

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, (tie) Dustin Mulrony, Pomeroy, Wash., and Cannon, 82. 4 (tie), Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, and Feild, 80. (total on two) 1, Feild, 168. 2, Cannon, 165. 3, McDaniel, 163. 4, Heath Ford, 162. 5, Gray, 159. 6, Lowe, 157.

Steer Wrestling: (first round): 1 Zane Hankel, Red Cliff, Alberta, 4.0 seconds. 2, B.J. Campbell, Benton City, Wash., 4.6. 3, (tie), Brad Johnson, Reva, S.D.; Joey Bell Jr., Malakoff, Texas; and Jason Reiss, Dickinson, S.D.; 4.7. (second round) 1 (tie); Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif.; Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.; and Campbell; 3.8. 4, Jake Hannum, Ogden, Utah, 3.9. (total on two) 1, Campbell, 8.4. 2, Bell 9.1. 3, Dean Gorsuch, Gearing, Neb., 9.9. 4, Spud Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 10.2. 5, Jason Reiss, Dickinson, N.D., 10.4. 6, Brandon Christensen, Hermiston, Ore., 10.5.

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,Jay Tittel, Pueblo, Colo., and Cole Cooper, Montrose, Coo., 5.3. 3 (tie), Masters and Corkill, and Steve Purcella, Hereford, Texas, and Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 5.6. (total on two): 1, Masters and Corkill, 10.7. 2 (tie), Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Michael Jones, Stephenville, Texas; and JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.; 11.8. 4, Luke Brown, Santo, Texas, and Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 12.1. 5, David Key, Caldwell, Texas, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 12.2. 6, Cody Odell, Como, Texas, and Dustin Davis, Texarkana, Ark., 12.7.

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, Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., 85 points on Flying Five Rodeo’s Dual Motion. 2, (tie), Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas; Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa; and Hausauer; 83. (total on two): 1, Hausauer, 169. 2, Arnold, 166. 3, Harter, 164. 4, Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 163. 5, Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.,162. 6, Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 160.

Tie Down Roping: (first round): 1, Landon McClaugherty,Tilden, Texas,7.8 seconds. 2, Cole Bailey, Okmulgee, Okla., 9.0. 3, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 9.5. 4, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 9.6. (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, Bailey, 19.4. 5, Kody Curry, Buna, Texas, 19.5. 6, 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 (tie), Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, and Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla., 83.