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Wickenburg, Arizona – Between November 26 and December 6, ropers from across the country made their way to Arizona to compete for some of the largest divisional payouts in the industry. Yost Events, Inc., hosted its annual “Las Vegas Week” which consisted of eight days of roping at Rancho Rio in Wickenburg, Arizona (Ty Yost’s Las Vegas in Wickenburg), five days of roping at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds in Wickenburg (Ty Yost’s High Rollers for Legends), and two days of roping at the iconic Dynamite Arena in Cave Creek (Las Vegas at Dyn-O-Mite). Combined these events boasted 40 separate divisional ropings, saw 7,300 teams, and paid out a combined $3.1 million in cash to amateur team ropers.
Ty Yost’s Las Vegas in Wickenburg alone, is consistently one of the top five team roping events in the nation, for both payout and total teams offering every division from the Open down to the #8.5. Oklahoma cowboys, Derek Proctor and Colton Scott, picked up the single largest paycheck of the week in one of two #12.5 Big Gamble ropings on Tuesday, November 29. The duo roped four steers in 31.22 seconds to take home a whopping $34,840.
These events are slated to once again take place in late-November and early-December 2023. For more information on Rancho Rio and Dynamite Arena, as well as a complete schedule of events, visit RanchoRioAZ.com and DynamiteArena.com.
Results show up to the top five only. For complete results visit RanchoRioAZ.com and DynamiteArena.com.
Ty Yost’s Las Vegas in Wickenburg, Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, 2022 (no Roping Dec. 4)
Rancho Rio, Wickenburg, AZ, Yost Events, Inc.
Mon., NOV. 28
Open Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 26.99, Nelson Wyatt & Cole Curry $20,280. 2nd. 27.51, Cutter Duckett & Justin DeLaGarza $14,140. 3rd. 28.98, Jose Gutierrez & Servando Gutierrez Jr $10,440. 4th. 29.17, Kaleb Driggers & JC Flake $7,380. 5th. 31.52, Kade Sherwood & Cutter Thomison $5,520.
#15.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 26.88, Jeff Hilton & Rhett Anderson $27,660. 2nd. 27.82, Trevor Hale & JD Holland $20,440. 3rd. 28.53, Cutter Cain & Dylan Jay Payne $14,440. 4th. 28.91, Tanner Baldwin & Porter Bryant $12,020. 5th. 28.93, Blake Bowler & Dylin Ahlstrom $10,820
#14.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 28.39, Carson Cox & Nicky Northcott $34,620. 2nd. 29.21, Ashton Parker & Dylin Ahlstrom $26,740. 3rd. 29.52, James Lockhart & Shane T Brown $18,880. 4th. 29.72, Travis Whitlow & Justin Simon $14,160. 5th. 30.07, Zane Bruce & Jeff Hilton $12,600

TUES., NOV. 29
#13.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 30.11, Jace Roselle & Justin Tom $27,140. 2nd. 33.13, Tanner Nolen & Clay Ogden $20,980. 3rd. 34.04, Bill Stockton & Caden Beatty $14,800. 4th. 34.15, Westley Benally & Trey Nez $11,100. 5th. 35.43, Cayden Harmon & Jud Jackson $9,860
#12.5 Big Gamble 1
Average: 1st. 31.22, Derek Proctor & Colton Scott $34,840. 2nd. 32.36, Ryan Richardson & Westley Benally $26,920. 3rd. 32.94, Chance Tynes & Austin Rayborn $19,000. 4th. 33.38, Colt Capurro & James Watson $14,240. 5th. 33.56, Robby Wood & Devon Johnson $12,660
#12.5 Big Gamble 2
Average: 1st. 31.77, Cowboy Porras & Saul Porras $27,200. 2nd. 32.21, Braden Martinez & Buck Garza $21,020. 3rd. 32.37, Tanner G Evans & Peyton Walters $14,840. 4th. 34.38, Austin Kropf & Jace C Outlaw $11,120. 5th. 34.44, Kreece Powell & Garrett K Jepson $9,900

Wed., NOV. 30
#11.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 31.65, Cayden Harmon & Brock Rouse $29,080. 2nd. 33.14, Trent Sorey & Chance Thiessen $22,480. 3rd. 33.27, Clayton Lowry & Brayden Morris $15,860. 4th. 33.60, Samuel Mendoza & Rymond Haby $11,900. 5th. 34.02, Gracee Walker & Keith Coleman $10,560
#10.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 32.32, Kreece Powell & Trenton Milburn $26,600. 2nd. 35.09, Kenley Joe Carpenter & Brittany Stamper $18,060. 3rd. 37.38, Owen Lepper & Rhett Nebeker $14,260. 4th. 37.88, Braden Martinez & Cross Ringelstein $10,460. 5th. 37.99, Kyle Sing & David Walker $8,560

THURS., DEC. 1
#11.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 30.88, Tommy Anderson & Bubba Bohac $33,140. 2nd. 32.91, Holden Warnasch & Mason Howard $25,600. 3rd. 33.45, Craig Moore & Jerome Hutchison $18,080. 4th. 33.63, Braden Martinez & JD Ramirez $13,560. 5th. 34.03, Adrian Dutch­over & Will Petrus $12,060
#10.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 32.05, Preston Vandeburgh & Ryan Wheatley $28,280. 2nd. 33.00, Cash Cockrum & Jacob Stansbury $21,200. 3rd. 33.13, Brandon Raulston & Clancy Teague $15,320. 4th. 35.22, Kreece Powell & Logan Anseth $12,960. 5th. 35.62, Jim Bob Fritz & Daniel Barrera $10,600

FRI., DEC. 2
#15.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 28.64, Trevor Hale & Colton G Herrera $21,380. 2nd. 28.88, Ross Mitchell & John Alley $14,900. 3rd. 28.94, Koby Sanchez & Cooper Parsley $11,020. 4th. 29.11, Jaxon Hill & Tripp Johnson $7,780. 5th. 31.33, Dalton L Walker & Denton Dunning  $5,840
#14.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 28.53, Jaxon Hill & Cole Walker $25,200. 2nd. 29.50, Cooper White & Clayton Symons $17,100. 3rd. 30.41, Cutter Carpenter & Devon Johnson $13,500. 4th. 30.50, Joel Bach & Trey Nez $9,900. 5th. 30.81, Trent Sorey & Bryce Graves $8,100
#13.5 Big Gamble  
Average: 1st. 29.08, Bridger Ketcham & Creed West $26,340. 2nd. 29.21, Kade Merritt & Garrett K Jepson $18,220. 3rd. 30.31, Lane Cooper & Chance Thiessen $14,180. 4th. 30.86, Kenley Joe Carpenter & Briar A Teague $11,140. 5th. 30.90, Zane Birkicht & Justin Memmott  $9,120

SAT., DEC. 3
#12.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 30.56, Sam Stamper & Chance Thiessen $27,760. 2nd. 30.79, Kolt Watson & Slade Watson $20,520. 3rd. 31.77, Brady Black & Chase Mitchell $14,480. 4th. 31.81, Juan Gerardo Martinez & Rodolfo Villarreal $12,080. 5th. 31.88, Kade Merritt & Reed Merritt $10,860
#11.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 33.54, Teri Stamper & Samuel Luchsinger $27,640. 2nd. 34.16, Rafe Winn & Joel Fuchs $20,740. 3rd. 34.68, Andy Mahard & Austin Harris $14,980. 4th. 34.94, Kyle Reed & Trey Vargas $12,680. 5th. 35.53, Jose Salazar & Hunter Crofford $10,360
#10.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 38.21, Adam White & Chance Thiessen $15,840. 2nd. 39.57, Sean Smith & Brayden Grashuis $11,300. 3rd. 39.91, Dean Garcia & Anthony Trujillo $8,600. 4th. 40.13, Jose Bustamante & Rodney Teichert $6,340. 5th. 40.33, Jace M Jepson & Wasey Carviso $3,160

MON., DEC. 5
#10.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 31.93, John Hall & Gary Nybo $24,800. 2nd. 32.19, Austin Holloway & Bryan Leeper $16,820. 3rd. 32.46, Casey Wallace & Cody Tomlinson $13,280. 4th. 32.95, Jacob Webb & Tyler Tugmon $9,740. 5th. 35.60, Roger St Clair & B J Palmer $7,980
#9.5 Big Gamble  
Average: 1st. 37.33, Fred Carreon & Alex Gutierrez $28,220. 2nd. 39.57, Charles Edwards & Tanner Crone $21,160. 3rd. 39.62, Colton Carnes & Hugo Escobar II $15,280. 4th. 41.56, John Adams & Dan Dalton $12,940. 5th. 42.58, Bill Baugh & Kale Roark $10,580  
#9.5 Las Vegas
1st in Ave - 38.22, Joe Webb & Blake Herrington $20,520. 2nd. 38.87, Tracey Nelson & Wil Whiddon $15,860. 3rd. 41.10, Kody Calhoon & Doug Jergens $11,180. 4th. 42.86, Ryder Volf & Brock Grashuis $8,400. 5th. 43.85, Wesson Parker & Brad Thrash $7,460

TUES., DEC. 6
#9.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 37.95, Tanner Crone & Cade Barrow $20,760. 2nd. 39.10, Abel Flores & Raylen Williams $14,460. 3rd. 39.37, Brody Grashuis & Brock Grashuis $10,680. 4th. 39.76, Matthew Garcia & Kolden Huebner $7,540. 5th. 40.82, Collin Palmer & Hayden Hutchison $5,660
#8.5 Big Gamble
Average: 1st. 44.02, Abel Flores & Kolden Huebner $19,740. 2nd. 46.39, Tom White & Greg D Robertson $14,100. 3rd. 46.53, Aaron Lebaron & Todd P Bishop $10,720. 4th. 49.42, David LeBaron & Ryan Jones $7,900. 5th. 49.83, Braylon Hester & Rickey Hester $3,940
#8.5 Las Vegas
Average: 1st. 43.94, Dally Peterson & Kirk Gentry $12,460. 2nd. 45.36, Daniel Garrison & Larry Burlin $8,720. 3rd. 45.91, Zachary Weaver & Shannon Wilson $6,640. 4th. 46.96, Mike Carter & Rickey Hester $4,980. 5th. 47.33, Brody Grashuis & Dakota Savage $3,740

Ty Yost’s High Rollers for Legends, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2022
Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena, Wickenburg, AZ, Yost Events, Inc.

Tues., Nov. 29
#10.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 35.86, John Hall & Gary Nybo $14,100. 2nd. 35.88, Kevin Pierce & Wayne McClure $8,460. 3rd. 39.89, Kip Hunter & Jerry R. Barton $5,640
#9.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 48.04, Raymond Kerr & Wayne Baize $13,200. 2nd. 48.67, Miles Panasuk & Jessie Favors $9,900.  3rd. 49.25, Deb Raulerson & Scott Seiler $6,600. 4th. 55.95, Chance Carlton & Philip Teague $3,300

Wed., Nov. 30
#13.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 31.22, Michael Angell & Phil Treadwell $15,340. 2nd. 32.84, Robert Pixley & Joe Burk Higgins $10,940. 3rd. 32.92, Chance Tynes & Dave Daube $8,320. 4th. 33.32, Jeff Todd & Dave Daube $6,140. 5th. 34.87, Jeff Todd & Kent Shankles $3,060
#12.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 30.40, Brian Carr & Billy Haley $19,160. 2nd. 33.01, Jake Scott & Todd Reece $13,340. 3rd. 33.15, Shawn Scott & Josh Hamby $9,860. 4th. 33.44, Liz Richards & Joe Rion $6,960. 5th. 33.89, Jeff Todd & Monty McNair $5,220

Thurs., Dec. 1
#13.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 31.52, Clint Crawford & Dennis Gatz  $16,460. 2nd. 32.67, Rick Montera & Jimmi Jo Montera $11,740. 3rd. 33.43, Mike Row & James Watson $8,940. 4th. 34.41, Michael Snooks & Andy Anaya $6,580. 5th. 34.76, Samuel Livingston & Dennis Gatz $3,280
#12.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 32.45, Jake Scott & Todd Reece $21,800. 2nd. 35.58, Mel Coleman & Richard Albisu $15,260. 3rd. 36.07, Mark Mudd & David Menegatti $11,640. 4th. 36.15, Robert Pixley & Larry Cox $8,720. 5th. 36.57, Gabe Ramirez & Tony Boggs $6,540

Fri., Dec. 2
#11.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 41.85, Atlee Snyder III & Casey Cox $12,660. 2nd. 41.89, Shon Wise & Rod Lyman $7,600. 3rd. 42.84, Joe Frerich & Mike Jones $5,060  
#10.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 36.64, Winn Cox & Ronnie Lopez $11,820. 2nd. 41.62, Donnie Johnston & Jahew Thorp $7,100. 3rd. 41.86, Bill Jorgenson & Jamie Pohnert $4,720

Sat., Dec. 3
#9.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 37.24, Jeff Billings & Tommy Simpson $21,300. 2nd. 39.37, Raymond Kerr & Steve McDaniel $14,840. 3rd. 41.90, Zane Garstad & Scott Leach $10,960. 4th. 42.83, JoAnn Merritt & Mike Hughes $7,740. 5th. 43.14, Woody Richins & Tommy Simpson $5,800
#8.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 38.95, Gordon Graham & Brad Ingle $15,920. 2nd. 44.85, Woody Richins & Lonnie Morris $11,380. 3rd. 47.91, JoAnn Merritt & Mickey Dodds $8,640. 4th. 48.17, Tom White & Philip Teague $6,360. 5th. 50.76, Donny King & Coby LittleSoldier $3,180

Las Vegas at Dynamite, Nov. 26, 2022, Cave Creek, AZ, Yost Events, Inc. (no #12.5 due to high team counts)
#15.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 24.03, Dillon Johnson & Nicky Northcott $24,920. 2nd. 26.14, Chase Chambers & Colton G Herrera $17,440. 3rd. 26.68, Ky Redstrom & Brandon K Ben $13,280. 4th. 27.90, Clay Holz & Dillon Graham $9,960. 5/6/7th. 28.32, Rusty Barnett & Michael Fortenberry; Denton Parish & Ketch Kelton; Garrett Sommer & Garett Chick $5,820
#14.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 25.39, Robert Pixley & Clint Quinn $26,100. 2nd. 25.78, Devon Johnson & Oliver White $19,560. 3rd. 26.35, Jordan C Parsley & Belden Cox $14,140. 4th. 26.46, Chick Wilfong & Calvin H Taylor $11,960. 5th. 27.29, Ky Barry & Kurtis Barry $9,780
#13.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 26.32, Mason Rust & Cade Sandstrom $27,720. 2nd. 28.27, Gabe Williams & Blaine Turner $20,480. 3rd. 28.85, Callahan Taylor & Calvin H Taylor $14,460. 4th. 29.18, Baylor Pool & Ketch Kelton $12,040.

Las Vegas at Dynamite, Dec. 1, 2022, Cave Creek, AZ, Yost Events
#15.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 26.41, Jose Gutierrez & Servando Gutierrez Jr $14,920. 2nd. 26.58, Jett Stewart & Cashton Weidenbener $11,200. 3rd. 32.08, Justin Pruitt & Justin DeLaGarza $7,460. 4th. 32.30, Servando Gutierrez Jr & Francisco Arias $3,740
#14.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 26.40, Lyvan Gonzalez & Servando Gutierrez Jr $16,760. 2nd. 27.24, Trevor Hale & Angel Mota $11,980. 3rd/4th. 27.72, Parker Carbajal & Erin Bullin; Justin Pruitt & Blaine Turner $7,900.
#13.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 27.51 4, Zachary Weaver & Michael Fortenberry $14,840. 2nd. 28.48 4, Blaine Turner & Cody Southerland $11,120. 3rd. 30.30 4, Joel Lopez & Jose Gutierrez $7,420. 4th. 30.56, Trey Nez & Francisco Arias $3,700
#12.5 High Roller
Average: 1st. 29.88, Daniel Pennell & Tyler Larson $11,820. 2nd. 31.89, Joel Lopez & Skyler Dominguez $7,100. 3rd. 32.36, Dally Sue Barry & Kurtis Barry $4,720