By Steve Simons Special To Ropers Sports News TAYLORSVILLE, CALIF. – Taylorsville and the Indian Valley Riding & Roping Club once again went above and beyond with their annual production of the Silver Buckle Roping and Rodeo. It is amazing how fast the picturesque valley has rebounded from the fires that have plagued it over the last few years. The beautiful river afforded ropers and their families a refreshing way to relax after a day of competing with close to 1,600 teams entered. The ropings paid great and with an added prize line of 10 saddles and 50 buckles, ropers from all age groups and abilities had many chances to win a coveted Taylorsville prize. Taylorsville has been more than a great roping for me to produce. It is a vacation where I can catch up with friends that I see only once or twice a year. It has a strong family atmosphere, and you can have a refreshing drink and a meal at the concessions run by volunteers of the IVRRC. The beer tree is an added opportunity to catch up with friends. If Jaycee Jacobson is around, we might even catch a glimpse of the latest fashion trends. Danny and Debbie Cardoza made their first trip to Taylorsville. Danny is a world class Quarter Horse jockey. One night at camp, I had the opportunity to speak with Danny Postage Pre-Paid TIME DATED MATERIAL – DO NOT DELAY ROPERS SPORTS NEWS AUGUST 2023 VOL. 55, NO. 7 $2.50 “The Original Team Roping Publication” Official Publication Of ACTRA PACIFIC COAST SHOOTOUTS 24060 N. Ray Rd., Lodi, CA 95242 • 209-333-2924 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.roperssportsnews.com 10 Saddles & 50 Buckles Awarded At Taylorsville Taylorsville high money winners on July 3rd were, #3-Blaine Eslinger; #4-Dino Webb; #4.5-Wyatt Peek; #5 & over-Blake Teixeira. Ten saddles and 50 buckles were given throughout the four days of ropings. See TAYLORSVILLE On Page 12 Legends saddle winner Charlie Hagens. Locals saddle winner Connor Finks. #9.5 Hdcp saddle winner Cowboy Hammons. #10.5 saddle winner Jeff Sparrowk.
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Ads, News Copy and Photos must be received by the 10th of each month to make the next month’s issue. Owner/Publisher BOB FEIST • General Manager STEPHANIE REYNOLDS ANDERSON Proctor/Medlin Win Rocky Mountain Team Roping In Calgary Courtesy ProRodeo.com It took four consistent runs and catching when the chips were down for Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin to dash out of Calgary with a Stampede bronze. They were the winners of the second edition of the rich Rocky Mountain Cup, paying each $12,500 for winning the final four. “It’s huge,” said Medlin, the heeler. “We were at a point in the summer where we needed a big win, and this is going to help us get to where we want to be. But the job’s not done.” The two were literally running to their trucks to start their journey to Sheridan (Wyo.) and their next roping appointment. “Thank you to the Calgary committee for having team roping and giving us a place to come rope for this much money,” Medlin said. “I never thought I’d get to come here. But now little boys and girls growing up will get to dream about coming here someday, and hopefully they get to experience this feeling.” The event featured the top 30 headers and heelers in the world, with two go-rounds. The top eight then roped and the four best advanced to the final showdown. Proctor and Medlin roped their first two steers in 5.6 and then 5.2. In the round of eight, they had the best time at 4.2 seconds, which gave them the advantage of going last in the final four. It was a round that was a little softer than expected with a slipped heel and a pair of misses. “In that situation, we just had to be clean, and that’s Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin prevailed in the finals of the Rocky Mountain Cup team roping with a run of 6.6 to win $12,500 each. Taylor Musell had an amazing 1.7 run in the breakaway finals to win the $12,500 first place prize money. – Photo Courtesy of Calgary Stampede sometimes the hardest thing to do,” said Proctor. “I tried to use my head and get a smart start. After going 4.2 my horse did a great job. But I went ahead and stood him up and made sure I could complete my catch and set up my partner to finish his job. “A lot of being a professional team roper is being able to make the shot when the pressure is on you, and you’ve got the ball in your hands, and you’re the last one to shoot. I was excited to get the job done and be clutch for us. Being the last team to rope, after we had a great run in the third round, it really fell into our favor of knowing what we had to do exactly.” Their final time of 6.6 seconds was all that was needed to secure the check and the bronze. The Rocky Mountain Cup featured breakaway roping for the first time as well. While Jordi Edens won everything up to the final four, a broken barrier kept her from the big check at the end, which went to Taylor Munsell, who roped her final calf in a rapid 1.7 seconds for the $12,500. Jackie Crawford was only a tenth of a second behind her at 1.8 seconds. Calgary, Canada, July 12: Team Roping: Semifinals: 1. Coleman Proctor/Logan Medlin, 4.2 seconds; 2. Tyler Wade/ Wesley Thorp; 3. (tie) Luke Brown/Hunter Koch and Cole Thomas/Clay Green; 5. Clint Buhler/Brett McCarroll, 5.0, $1,000; 6. Chad Masters/Trey Yates, 10.0, $1,000; 7. Kreece Thompson/Tyson Thompson and Lightning Aguilera/ Jonathan Torres, NT, $1,000. Finals: 1. Coleman Proctor/ Logan Medlin, 6.6 seconds, $12,500 each; 2. Cole Thomas/ Clay Green, 10.3, $7,500; 3. Tyler Wade/Wesley Thorp, NT, $5,000; 4. Luke Brown/Hunter Koch, NT, $2,500.
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Branquinho is joined by two-time PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc rider Cody Wright (2008 and 2010), PRCA World Champion Team Roper Doyle Gellerman (1981), pickup man Kenny Clabaugh, rodeo notables Butch Knowles and Tom Feller and standout bareback horse Nightjacket, rodeo committees from the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, N.J., and barrel racer Sherry (Combs) Johnson, the 1962 WPRA World Champion and WPRA notable Fay Ann Horton Leach. The 2023 Ken Stemler Pioneer Award, which recognizes those who have provided groundbreaking, innovative ideas and forward thinking that help the development, advancement, and success of the PRCA and or the Hall of Fame and their missions is being awarded to Bryan McDonald, former bull rider and National Finals Rodeo judge. His foresight on day money and work with PROCOM have set the industry apart. Branquinho is now a Hall of Famer Branquinho, who was known for his booty shake, qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 14 times – 2001-04, 2006-15 – and won the average three times in 2008, 2011 and 2014. He has the record for most NFR rounds won by a steer wrestler at 25. “I don’t even know if words can describe it,” Branquinho said. “A guy starts his rodeo career just wanting to be the best that he can and win a world championship and to win five is pretty special. Then to be able to consider myself as one of the greatest with what you guys are saying being inducted into the Hall, I don’t have words to describe it. Some of my heroes are in there obviously, John W. Jones Jr. and John W. Jones Sr., and a lot of the California cowboys that helped put ProRodeo on the map and to be able to be in that Hall with them is very special.” Branquinho was still digesting that he was being immortalized as one of rodeo’s greats. “To be in the same building as the legends of the sport is still a little bit surreal, that I’m going to be in there with them,” Branquinho said. “When a person starts this journey of rodeo, being a hall of famer is not necessarily the goal. You just try and go out there and win as much as you can and support your family and hopeLuke Branquinho came back from shoulder surgery to win not only the NFR average in 2014 but also steer wrestling title with $202,380 won for the year. The five-time world champion was inducted into the 2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame. – Kirt Steinke Photo fully at the end of the day you are called a great champion and to be put in the Hall of Fame, that means you accomplished all that and more.” Although Branquinho had countless memorable rodeo moments – he pinpointed living the life of a PRCA cowboy is what he enjoyed most. “The memories going down the road is something I will never forget,” Branquinho said. “When you’re rodeoing, the people you meet, and the friends you are traveling with they become your family. No matter what part of the country you are in you can pick up a phone and get help if you need it. Running in the Thomas & Mack and looking up and seeing the family that supported you 365 days out of the year to try and achieve those goals and being able wave to them after the 10th round knowing you just accomplished something very few people do is incredible.” Cody Wright still can’t believe he got HOF call The Wright family has been the gold standard for PRCA saddle bronc riding for years. That excellence guided Cody Wright, a two-time PRCA World Champion in 2008 and 2010, into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Saturday. “It is pretty unbelievable to be put into something like this with all the other guys who are in there and it’s crazy that I will See PRORODEO HALL OF FAME On Page 5
AUGUST 2023 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS PAGE 5 Man.” He didn’t seek attention nor boast about his accomplishments throughout the years. That was just who he was. However, after being selected as a pickup man for the National Finals Rodeo seven times, he didn’t go unnoticed by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame selection committee. Clabaugh got the call of a lifetime from the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and was inducted Saturday. “Oh my gosh, this means everything,” Clabaugh said. “I’m still in a state of shock. I never thought I would ever be close (to being in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame).” Clabaugh was selected to work the NFR in 1983, 198688, 1990-91, and 1994. He had the opportunity to pick up a handful of guys who are already in the Hall and even one joining him in 2023. The honor makes him only the second pickup man to ever be inducted, joining Charles “Lefty” Wilken, who was inducted in 1999 after 10 trips to the Finals. The Wyoming cowboy worked many rodeos throughout his ProRodeo career, which came to an end in 2000. He was a pickup man at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., with partner Steve Sutton for nearly 30 years. “The people, the rodeos, the cowboys, it was all good,” Clabaugh said. “The key for me was I had good partners and good horses.” Knowles immortalized forever in Hall The voice of Butch Knowles is one of the most recognizable in the sport of rodeo. Knowles has been in the broadcast booth for every National Finals Rodeo dating back to 1988. His dedication to the 24155 N. Hwy 99, Acampo Hwy 99 & Jahant Rd. (209) 334-9600 (800) 835-1554 Sales Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm • Sat: 9am-3pm FULL SERVICE AND PARTS DEPARTMENT Welding | Wiring | Hitches & More Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm "WE LIVE THIS LIFE" New 2023 Elite 3 Horse BP Horse Trailer with Ramp Upgraded 7’6” width, Aluminum Wheels, Drop Down Window Bars, Blanket Bar - Swing Out, Fold Up Step and Swing Out Saddle Rack. 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His youngest son Statler Wright is in his second year on his PRCA card, and his career has been highlighted by two wins at the storied Reno (Nev.) Rodeo in 2021 and 2022. “Being able to do this with my family has probably been the most memorable thing and watching all their accomplishments along with all of mine,” Cody said. “There’s nothing better than to see your kids and your family do great as well. I always feel like the better they do, the better I do.” Gellerman honored to be part of ProRodeo Hall of Fame Doyle Gellerman has been a staple in the team roping world for the last 40 years and will now forever be enshrined as an inductee into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “It has sunk in all right and it sunk all the way in when it happened (July 15),” Gellerman said. “This is something I never thought would happen to me. I never thought I would ever be going into the Hall of Fame, but here I am going in and what a great honor. It means the world to me.” In 1981, Gellerman, a header, roping with partner Walt Woodard, shared the team roping world championship. Gellerman and Woodard each ended the season with $48,818 – back when only one team roper typically earned a gold buckle. Not until 1995 were separate PRCA header and heeler world championships awarded. The title fulfilled a dream for Gellerman. “I would have to say winning the world championship and the friendships I have,” Gellerman said when asked of his fondest rodeo memories. “I probably had 400 or more text messages or calls from people who I met from rodeo congratulating me. Winning the world championship was my main goal. I did want that one.” Just a few years before Gellerman and Woodard were the 1979 co-reserve world champions. Gellerman was also reserve world champion in 1990, and he was the 1995 header reserve world champ. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 25 times, the fifth most by any team roper in PRCA history. 12 of those selections came while Gellerman and Woodard were roping together from 1977-85 and they teamed up again from 1992-94. Kenny Clabaugh realizes HOF induction Kenny Clabaugh has always been known for helping others, whether that was inside the arena or out of it. By nature, Clabaugh wasn’t about the spotlight at all, hence his nickname “The Invisible See PRORODEO HALL OF FAME On Page 6
PAGE 6 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS AUGUST 2023 will happen. It is so humbling.” Knowles may be going into the Hall as a rodeo notable, but he’s known for his work inside the arena as well. He qualified for the NFR in saddle bronc riding in 1981, 1983, and 198687. He also won the NFR average in 1987. He said being a Hall of Famer is something that never crossed his mind while riding or announcing. “The one thing that stands out and it just happened after they announced my induction is all the people who I haven’t seen for years who have wrote nice notes and congratulated me,” Knowles said. “When it is all wrapped up and done, I don’t think there’s any better lifestyle or people to be around than who we deal with on a daily basis. It is amazing.” Years of rodeo commitment land Feller in Hall Tom Feller’s passion and decades of commitment and loyalty to ProRodeo were immortalized on Saturday when he was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame as a notable. “It’s one of those things that you can’t believe you’re worthy of really,” Feller said. “It’s overwhelming to me, especially with the category I’m going in with. When they put your name next to guys like Benny Binion, Mel Potter, or Michael Gaughan it’s truly remarkable. I don’t feel I belong with that group because I admire them so much. The things they’ve personally done for rodeo are so incredible.” When Feller obtained his PRCA card in 1974, his highest aspiration was possibly to clown at the National Finals Rodeo someday. He realized that dream when he was chosen as a barrelman at the National Finals Rodeo in 1981 and was an alternate in 1976, 1982, and 1985. He was also chosen as the PRCA Clown of the Year in 1981 and 1987. For years, Tom worked as a bullfighter with his brother Jim Bob Feller. Tom also wrote a column for the ProRodeo Sports News back in the day. Tom was born Sept. 10, 1948, in Waco, Texas. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his rodeo career, Feller has served as the director of event marketing for Justin Brands for more than two decades. Feller, who “rodeoed before sports medicine,” said the Justin SportsMedicine team can’t prevent a cowboy from getting hurt, but they can educate them about how to prevent injuries and can get them back in the saddle again. “Looking back on my life in rodeo, it just makes me realize I was probably put here for a purpose,” Feller said. “That was to not only be a steward of Justin Brands and the western way of life, but to be a steward to the (Professional Rodeo Cowboys) Association. I’m forever grateful for that.” Nightjacket forever enshrined Stock in the sport of rodeo is never undervalued. You could make the argument the roughstock animals and timed-event horses are just as important to success as the athletes that compete on them. With that being said, there have been 38 animals selected to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame since the first induction class in 1979. That number will rise to 39 in 2023 as the famous “Nightjacket” raised by Jim and Maggie Zinser, who founded J Bar J Rodeo Company, will be inducted into the Hall. Nightjacket competed at every Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as a bareback horse from 2000-2007. During that time, the horse helped six different cowboys reach the pay window in Las Vegas. Even with Nightjacket’s success inside the arena, the horse may be more known for his star-studded offspring. Moving from J Bar J to Pickett Pro Rodeo, NFR bucking horses like Fringe Jacket, Straight Jacket, and Night Gazer are direct descendants of Nightjacket. Even with Nightjacket’s passing in 2013 at the age of 19, many more of his offspring are lighting up the ProRodeo ranks as we speak, carrying on this once-in-a-lifetime horse’s This is David S. Brown (408) 640-6026. I recently returned from Fort Worth, Texas and the USTRC Finals and let me tell you there’s a lot going on. LOTS of teams and LOTS of different age groups competing for LOTS of $$$. So, to make a long story short, after months of negotiations, we will start having USTRC ropings along with the WSTR ropings! That means LOTS of great prizes, money and different age groups in a variety of divisions. So be watching Ropers Sports News for coming events featuring WSTR, USTRC, Pacific Coast Shootouts and Southern California Shootouts. Any questions give me a call and good luck! Let's Go Rope! Hello Ropers!! D$B All dates & locations tentative and subject to change. For more info, look for ads in upcoming issues of Ropers Sports News, Pacific Coast Shootouts Facebook page or WSTR. David S. Brown (408) 640-6026 2023 Remaining WSTR Schedule: August No PCS Roping... September 9-10 ..........................................Sanger, CA October 7-8 ..........................................Morgan Hill, CA November 4-5 .........................................Temecula, CA November 11-12 ......................................... Chowchilla, CA BREAKING NEWS!!! One lucky PCS member will win the use of a John Deere tractor for one year at the Chowchilla WSTR in November. Stay tuned for details. 3 x 5” 2023 ProRodeo Hall Of Fame... From Page 5 See PRORODEO HALL OF FAME On Page 7 sport is one of a kind. His longevity and love for rodeo was recognized by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame selection committee as he was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Saturday. “When I got up here (in Colorado Springs) it hit me like a ton of bricks,” said Knowles about the realization he was going into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “This is just crazy. I kept waiting for them to call me and say they made a mistake we thought you were Butch Myers or something, but they never called. It’s just crazy. It is nothing you ever think about. When you start out, this is the last thing anybody ever thinks Cody Wright racked up his second world saddle bronc title in 2010. Previously he had also won the 2008 crown. He is pictured winning the third round of the 2010 NFR riding Spanish Pair of Kelser Championship Rodeo with an 88 score. Cody was also inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. – Kirt Steinke Photo
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ENTER AN ADDITIONAL 3X AUGUST 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Sign-Up at 9, Rope at 10am (2) #8 Hdcp ....................2 for $20 Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw All 35% Cattle Charge ACTRA Qualifiers – Must Be ACTRA Member To Rope Memberships Available The Day Of The Roping For information contact Larry McGrady (408) 655-4744 McGRADY LIVESTOCK ARENA Hollister, CA 650 Comstock Rd., 95023 2 x 4 AUG.2023 SATURDAY-SUNDAY: 2023 ProRodeo Hall Of Fame... From Page 6 legacy. Cullen Pickett, who bought Nightjacket in 2009, said the horses’ bloodlines took their bucking stock to the next level. Now, those bloodlines will never be forgotten as an inductee into the Hall of Fame. “He (Nightjacket) never had a day off. He always showed up and it’s been the same thing with his colts. His colts are just the ones you can count on. It doesn’t matter the arena or the situation. Nightjacket had a great bucking career himself, but his legacy will forever be remembered in the stock that’s come from him.” Jim Zinser was thrilled to see Nightjacket enshrined. “Going into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame is such an impressive honor,” Zinser said. “It’s a special accomplishment that means a lot to my family and I. “In 1970, I had a man call me that I knew and rodeoed some. He had a riding stable in the Detroit (Mich.) area. He said I have this big brown mare that’s just throwing everybody off and I think she would work for you. I said you know I’ll take a chance on her. We started rodeoing with her and I really couldn’t believe how good this horse was. To this day, I’m going to say she is definitely in the top three or four for horses that have ever been on this ranch in 40 years. That horse ended up being Nightjacket’s grandmother.” Zinser gushed about the talent of Nightjacket. St. Paul Rodeo takes its place in HOF For decades, the St. Paul Rodeo has been known as one of the most unique and finest rodeos on the PRCA trail. The success of the rodeo hasn’t gone unnoticed as the St. Paul Rodeo Committee was inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Saturday. “We have 11 members on our board right now and six out of the 11 are grandsons or great-grandsons of our rodeo founders from 1936,” said Kevin Smith, the vice-president of the St. Paul Rodeo Committee. “The rodeo really is a family and community tradition that runs deep. I think it means even more to us because of the family connections. When I got the call from the meeting room that day I kind of felt like two other generations were with me right then and there.” St. Paul, Ore., with a population of less than 450, is in the heart of the Willamette Valley, 20 miles from Salem, the state capital. From those roots, the St. Paul Rodeo is going strong as ever. In 1991, the PRCA cowboys gave the St. Paul Rodeo a plaque proclaiming it the finest rodeo in the Northwest. “We are receiving this honor because of the dedication of not only our staff and the people that have come before us, but our special community over the last 87 years,” Smith said. Cowtown Rodeo enters ProRodeo Hall of Fame The storied history of the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, N.J., was rewarded at the highest level as it was enshrined into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “It didn’t set in that we are going to become the newest members of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame until we stepped foot in Colorado Springs,” Cowtown Rodeo’s Betsy Harris said. “That’s when the reality set in for all of us. “The first thing we thought about when we found out was Grant’s (Harris) Dad Howard. We think back to the work he did for rodeo. Now, that we’ve been here for 45 years that in itself is remarkable. You don’t think that you’ll ever do anything that long. When it’s your life and it’s a joy everyday like it is for us and now that our children are still involved there’s nothing better. It’s the best way to live.” Cowtown has held rodeo competitions in Salem County, N.J., nearly every week since 1955, rain or shine. The only exceptions were six Saturdays at the start of the pandemic in 2020. Cowtown is known as the oldest weekly professional rodeo in the United States. The rodeo runs each year from Memorial Day to the end of September each summer. Cowtown Rodeo was started in 1929 by Howard Harris Sr. and his son, Howard “Stoney” Harris Jr. Stoney held the first rodeo in Woodstown N.J., in conjunction with the Salem County Fair, at the original auction grounds on North Main Street. Presently this ground is known as Harris Acres, with the back stretch of the racetrack now being the PresbyteSee PRORODEO HALL OF FAME On Page 9
PAGE 8 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS AUGUST 2023 CIRCLE ARENA Tulare, CA 12742 Avenue 240 FAIRLEA RANCH Exeter, CA 31535 Road 204 FRIDAY NIGHTS Sign Up 6pm • Rope 7pm AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25 Handicap Pick And Draw.... 3 for $30 Pick One, Draw One ..............for $60 Pick Two, Draw Two.............for $120 Pick Three, Draw Three .......for $180 or Draw Six ..........................for $180 ACTRA Numbers • Even At #8 Hdcp • 35% Cattle We Have The Right To Refuse Any Entry SUNDAYS Sign Up 8am, Rope 9am AUG. 13, 27; SEPT. 10 (Finals) #5.5 Roping Go 4 Times ............3 for $25 #4 Roping Go 4 Times ...............3 for $25 #3 Roping Go 4 Times ...............2 for $20 All Ropings Are Now Pick Or Draw. The #3 Gets Two Steers ACTRA Numbers • 35% Cattle We Have The Right To Refuse Any Entry Must Rope at 6 of 10 Ropings To Qualify For Finals. ACTRA Members Only N PARMA ARENA GROOMER Arena Sponsors: For Roping Information Call Jim or Karen Waggoner (559) 686-4476 VISALIA, CALIF. – Senior Gold Card results on July 8 from Ritchie’s Arena with $2,500 added money. Thank you to the Ritchie Family for hosting the roping and all their hard work. Also thank you to Nuno Meneses for flagging and to Lori for bringing up the cattle. Payout is per man and amounts rounded down to the nearest dollar: OPEN 1st go: 1 Paul Mullins and Todd Hampton, 6.7, $249. 2. HP Evetts and Monty Joe Petska and Hank Brown and Gary Ford, 8.9, $83 each. 2nd go: 1. Larry Branco and Cliff Garrison, 6.7, $249. 2. Blaine Lockett and Brent Lockett, 7.2, $160. Short go: 1. Hank Brown and Gary Ford, 5.4, $150. 2. Larry Branco and Cliff Garrison, 6.9, $112. 3. Darrick Hoskins and PK Kenndey, 7.6, $75. 4. David Motes and Wes Goodrich, 7.9, $37. Average: 1 Zane Denio and Tony Boggs, 25.7, $248. 2. Darrick Hoskins and PK Kennedy, 26.4, $186. 3. Larry Branco and Cliff Garrison, 30.6, $124. 4. David Motes and Wed Goodrich, 35.0, $62. INCENTIVE 1st go: 1. HP Evetts and Monty Joe Petska, 8.9 and Hank Brown and Gary Ford, 8.9, $223. 3. Chris Perry and Jimmie Shawnego, 9.1, $111. 2nd go: 1. Larry Branco and Cliff Garrison, 6.7, $279. 2. Jeff Ritchie and Frank Perez, 8.4, $167. 3. Derrek Hee and David Gill, 10.7, $111. Incentive Average: 1. Larry Branco and Cliff Garrison, 23.7, $279, 2. David Motes and Wes Goodrich, 27.1, $167. 3. Derrek Hee and David Gill, 27.7, $111. SENIOR GOLD CARD TEAM ROPING Southern California Shootouts Makes Debut At Callus Palms ONTARIO, CALIF. – Southern California Shootouts made their debut at the Callus Palms Ranch Arena on July 2nd. Roping producer David S. Brown and Callus Palms Ranch Arena owners, Robby and Annie Maxwell joined forces to put on this very successful event. Awards included buckles, headstalls, saddle pads and more. Global Handicaps were used . Stay tuned to Ropers Sports News and Callus Palms Ranch Arena social media for upcoming events including one that will be held Riverside Rancheros Arena in Riverside, Calif., on August 20. See ad on page 9. Payoffs are per man: #7 PICK: 3 for $40, 90 teams 1st. go: 1. Clayton Ogier and Bryce Finch, 7.15, $120. 2. Darrow Goins III, 9.94, $75. Average: 1. Marco Anaya and Juan Anaya, 43.05, $890 plus headstalls. 2. Darrow Goins III and Bob Morrison, 54.91, $535. 3. Amada Bloom and Miguel Gutierrez, 56.51, $360. #8.5: 3 for $40, 82 teams 1st. go:1. Jerald Gaskin and Jake Huserik, 7.65, $125. 2. Marco Anaya and Nick Smith, 8.42, $85. Average: 1. Darrow Goins III and Steve Yoast, 32.58, $940 plus saddle pads. 2. Miguel Gutierrez and Nick Smith, 33.61, $560. 3. Stephen Senteney and Miguel Gutierrez, 39.50, $370. #6 ROPING: 2 for $50, 17 teams Average: 1. Deanna Castle and Emma Maxwell, 23.19, $300 plus buckles. 2. Autumn Charland and Tyler Smith, 28.70, $200 plus buckles. 3. Autumn Charland and Juan Anaya, Cactus saddle pads. 4. Andy Rivas and Bob Morrison, breastcollars. Hard Luck Award: Ladies: Michelle Histeand, Cactus saddle pad. Men: Beau Nichols, Tony Lama Boot certificate. Darrow Goins III and Steve Yoast were the winners of the #8.5 Roping. Marco Anaya and Juan Anaya won the #7 Pick Roping, $890 each and headstalls. Champions of the #6 Roping were Deanna Castle and Emma Maxwell. They won $300 each plus buckles. Darrow Goins III had a great day at the Southern California Shootouts roping. He won one roping, second in another plus goround money.
3 x 6.5” APRIL 2020 RSN AUGUST 2023 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS PAGE 9 Cha$e N Money Arena 3131 Tori Trail Templeton, CA Info: (805) 459-1181 ACTRA Members Only CASH ONLY — Roping All Muleys — WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & SAT., SEPTEMBER 2 Sign Up 6:00, Rope 6:30pm #6½ Hdcp Down ................3 for $20 Capped a #4.5 roper #7½ Hdcp Up/Down No Cap ...2 for $20 $8 Cattle Charge • Pick 1/Draw 1 or Draw • Enter Up ____________________________ THURS., AUGUST 10 Sign Up 6:00, Rope 6:30pm All Girl .................................3 for $40 2023 ProRodeo Hall Of Fame... From Page 7 rian Church on Auburn Road. The rodeo was held annually during the County Fair until 1938. World War II caused the rodeo to be put on hold until 1955 when Howard “Baldy” Harris, Stoney’s son, came back from the University of Idaho carrying the 1954 National Intercollegiate All-Around Rodeo Championship saddle. Cowtown Rodeo was – and is – known nationwide due to live national TV exposure in 1958 & 1959 and taped exposure nationwide in 1969 and 1970. The rodeo outgrew the original arena and in 1967 built the present 4,000 seat arena. Barrel racer Sherry Combs Johnson joins her sister, her horse in HOF Combs Johnson joins the Hall of Fame alongside her world champion horse Star Plaudit “Red,” who was inducted in 2017 and her sister Florence Youree, who was inducted as a notable in the 2019 Class.“When my horse Red went in it was great because I knew he was so worthy,” Combs Johnson said. “People have called me a legend this weekend, I’m not a legend. I’m just a person that did what they wanted to do and was able to do. “I’m tickled beyond words and blessed to be included in this Hall, but I never thought I’d be here. Now, to join my horse and my sister, it’s truly special, it really is.” Born Aug. 16, 1938, in Duncan, Okla., Johnson has made her home in Addington, Okla. During her career she qualified for 12 National Finals Rodeos, the first coming in 1959 at the first GRA (predecessor to the WPRA) Finals in Clayton, N.M. and the last in 1991 under the bright lights of Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center, a span of four decades (1959-68, 1970, 1991). She won her first WPRA world title in 1961 in the allaround category, but the highlight of her career would come in 1962 when she won the barrel racing world title aboard Star Plaudit “Red.” Johnson made her mark in the National High School Association as well, winning the all-around title, barrel racing and breakaway roping titles in 1955. Johnson gave back to the WPRA, serving on the Board of Directors from 1963-1971, including a stint as the Vice President. She was named Coca-Cola Woman of the Year in 1997 and was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in 2005. “When I got my card and went to the first NFR in Clayton (N.M.), I would have never dreamt of this day and what the Association has become,” she said. Fay Ann Horton Leach’s years of dedication to rodeo put her in Hall Fay Ann Horton Leach was one of the founding members of the Girls Rodeo Association. Leach’s devotion to the sport has not gone unnoticed as she was inducted as a notable in the 2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame class in Colorado Springs. Leach led the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA-now WPRA) as a founding member, competitor, and board member. One of the 38 women who met in San Angelo, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1948, to form the very first professional sports association created solely for women by women. “It didn’t set in for a long time that I was going to be a Hall of Famer,” she said. “I can’t really understand why I’m being inducted because all I’ve ever done is just work hard in my everyday life. But I’m really thankful for it I can tell you that. I think one of the things that I appreciate the most was getting to travel the country and meeting a lot of wonder people that are still really close friends of mine.” Leach never won a world title in the barrel racing, but she qualified for nine consecutive NFRs (1959-1967). She would finish third in the world in 1962 behind Sherry Johnson, a fellow 2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee, and Wanda Bush. Like many cowgirls during this era, they competed in many different events with calf roping being one of Leach’s favorites. In fact, she broke her mentor’s streak of six consecutive titles in the calf roping when she beat Bush for the world title in 1957. She would add three more of those titles in 1959, 1963 and 1971. She won the all-around in 1960, the flag race world title in 1964 and one that might surprise everyone was her bull riding title in 1966. In 1967, Fay Ann married Billy Leach, who competed in the RCA roping calves and steer wrestling. Together they founded Billy Leach Ropes. In 2011, she was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame under the category of Trailblazers and now she is immortalized in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame for her dedication to building a strong foundation for women in rodeo.
PAGE 10 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS AUGUST 2023 TOMMY LEE LIVESTOCK, LLC presents NEVADA ACTRA ROPINGS Must Be An ACTRA Member To Rope 3 x 11.6” August2023 RSN ★ CASH ONLY – NO Tabs, NO ATM Onsite ★ All Ropings Are ACTRA Qualifiers TOMMY LEE LIVESTOCK, LLC (775) 741-4523 • Fallon Livestock Big Silver Arena • 2055 Trento Lane • Fallon, NV Roping and Squeeze Chutes, Smarty and Heel-O-Matic Roping Dummies in stock. S&S TACK SHOP (559) 779-5856 ★ 2/3 Cash & Prize Payout Unless Otherwise Stated Saturdays, August 12, and September 30 - Finals #6 Hdcp. 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NEW DATES: AUGUST 11th - 13th FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 11th Open 4D Barrel Race $500 Added Time Onlys 5:30pm-6:30pm • Race @ 7pm $65 Entry Fee, $5 Office Fee To Pre-Enter, Text Corley Raper (775) 790-1875 SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th Sign Up 12pm, Rope @ 12:30pm #8 Hdcp Slide Pick or Draw, 3 for $40 Enter Unlimited # Of Times #6 Hdcp Pick & Draw, 3 for $40 Can Enter 3 Times • Pick 1 & Draw 2 or Draw All 3 Even at #6 • Max 9 Partners for $360 #4 Pick & Draw, 3 for $30 Pick or Draw Up To 6 Times Max 6 Partners for $180 BUCKLES AWARDED TO CHAMPION #4 HEADER & HEELER CASH ONLY! All Ropings Progressive Check Our Facebook Page For Updates THURSDAYS AUGUST 3, 17 & 31 Practice, 6-7pm • Jackpot Following #6 Hdcp Draw Pot, 3 for $30 Unlimited Entries SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th Sign Up 9am, Rope @ 10am #8 Hdcp Slide Pick or Draw, 3 for $40 Enter Unlimited # Of Times #6 Hdcp Pick & Draw, 3 for $40 Can Enter 3 Times • Pick 1 & Draw 2 or Draw All 3 Even at #6 • Max 9 Partners for $360 #4 Pick & Draw, 3 for $30 Pick or Draw Up To 6 Times Max 6 Partners for $180 BUCKLES AWARDED TO CHAMPION #4 HEADER & HEELER Team Roping Practice: Thru OCTOBER, Tuesdays & Thursdays (except Jackpot days) 6 - 10:15pm, $40 per person • DRY CAMPING • STALLS AVAILABLE by calling Douglas County Parks (775) 782-9835 • CONCESSION ON SITE • 1/3 CATTLE CHARGE Casey Glazer (775) 742-5354 or Natalie Scott (707) 486-6213 Sat.-Sun. ACTRA Ropings: HIGH MONEY AWARDS TO TOP 3 OF THE WEEKEND: Must rope both days to be eligible. NO MONEY OUT FOR AWARDS ADDED CASH & AWARDS! LIVE MUSIC FULL BAR TRI-TIP BBQ Both Days INDIAN TACOS liams, 5.67, $40. Average: 1. Dan Coverley and Doug Curtis, 15.63, $997. 2. Keston Scott and Ty Marriott, 22.77, $825. 3. Jack Bassett and Russell Funk, 23.80, $653. 4. Chris Galassini and Wade Hofheins, 24.79, $481. 5. Jack Bassett and Matt Hussman, 25.43, $309. 6. John Goforth and Matt Hussman, 27.20, $172. #4 PICK & DRAW: 3 for $30, 119 teams 1st go: 1. Carey Umbdenstock and Josh Smith, 6.49, $60. 2. Kali Ann Amestoy and Josh Smith, 6.92, $30. Average: 1. Marty Powers and Bryson Masini, 30.23, $609. 2. Kim Bunn and Jackie Sceirine, 30.74, $504. 3. Pat Michael and Larry E. Cross, 31.49, $399. 4. John Laxague and Jackie Sceirine, 31.82, $294. 5. Marty Powers and Juan Marrufo, 38.90, $189. 6. Jacob DeBusk and Chris Begovich, 42.75, $105. Carson Valley Roping Club Gets Great Turnout In Gardnerville, NV GARDNERVILLE, NEVADA – The Carson Valley Roping Club held ropings July 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds with great attendance. The Carson Valley Roping Days are scheduled for August 11-13 with lots more ropings, barrel racing, awards, live music and more. See ad on this page for details. JULY 8 #8 HDCP SLIDE P/D: 3 for $40, 61 teams 1st go: 1. Wyatt Peek and Garrett Jepson, 5.04, $80. 2. Jace Jepson and Noah Williams, 6.18, $40. Average: 1. Cole English and Bill Finks, 18.54, $541. 2. Jace Jepson and Noah Williams, 20.03, $406. 3. Cole English and Russell Funk, 20.30, $270. 4. Clay O. Cooper and Jake Barnes, 20.48, $135. 5. Joseyray Funk and Russell Funk, 20.71. #6 HDCP P/D: 3 for $40, 138 teams 1st go: 1. Keston Scott and Matt Hussman, 5.16, $80. 2. Denton Williams and Noah WilBuckle winners in the #4 roping were Marty Powers and Bryson Masini.
AUGUST 2023 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS PAGE 11 Will Be Roping California ACTRA Chapter Finals Steers 35% Cattle Charge – All Ropings CASH ONLY For More Info: Scott Hutchins (805) 610-3881 RCR River Arena L★BOR D★Y ROPINGS in Paso Robles, CA Saturday, September 2 SU 8am, Rope at 8:30am #7 Hdcp. Jr.-Sr., Mixed/Century ............ 3 for $30 #7 Hdcp. Pick 1, Draw 1........................3 for $30 #5½ Pick Or Draw ................................. 3 for $30 #4½ Pick Or Draw ................................. 3 for $30 Last Chance Weekend To GetYour ACTRA Finals Qualifiers! Sunday, September 3 SU 8am, Rope at 8:30am #7 Pick Or Draw .........................................4 for $50 #5½ Pick Or Draw ......................................4 for $50 #4 Pick Or Draw .........................................4 for $50 Draw Pot (Capped at #2) ....................................3 for $30 SU 8am, Rope at 8:30am #7 Hdcp. Jr.-Sr., Mixed/Century.....3 for $40 #7 Hdcp. Pick 1, Draw 1 ................3 for $40 #5½ Pick Or Draw..........................3 for $40 #4½ Pick Or Draw..........................3 for $40 • SADDLE AWARDED TO HIGH MONEY #1 - 1.5 AND #2 - 2.5 ROPER • $1,000 CASH TO #3/ ABOVE Must Rope One Previous Roping (Sept. 2, 3) To Qualify For Awards Three Teams Out For Awards Two miles north of Hwy. 101E Hwy 46 Exchange, 7/8 mile on Monterey Rd. From Hwy. 101 5378 Monterey Rd 2 SADDLES Plus $1,000 Cash Awarded on Monday Monday, September 4
PAGE 12 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS AUGUST 2023 27.38, $390. #8.5 1st go: 1. Annie Ney and Buck Baca, 9.64, $50. Average: 1. Patrick Benedict and Lee Legasey, 34.34, $430. SATURDAY, JULY 1 #8.5: 3 for $40 1st go: 1. Marty Powers and Daren Lowry, 5.98, $300. 2. Darcie Stewart and Cowboy Hammons, 7.89, $180. 3. Brad McGilchrist and Marshall Harmon, 8.53, $120. 4. Larry King and Bobby Thomson 39.62, $650. 5. Brandon Thomson and 1/4/2021 ChuteHelpAdd3.jpg https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/KtbxLzfljSDZHgkkCJGSwgWCXRRJZCmXGV?projector=1&messagePartId=0.3 1/1 Taylorsville... From Page 1 July 1: #10.5 winners Todd York and Jeff Sparrowk. July 2: #7. winners Brandon Thomson and Triston Benedict. July 3: #13.5 Hdcp. winners Blake Teixeira and Jarrett Peek. July 2: #9.5 winners Kaulaili Gouveia and Jon Swaner. July 2: #8.5 winners Marty Powers and Daren Lowry. July 3: #10.5 winners Chance Kretschmer and Colby Corkill. July 3: #7.5 winners Jaycee Jacobson and Hailey Hicks. July 1: #9.5 Hdcp winners Kolton King and Cowboy Hammons. about his career. Of course the conversation led to how he got his start in racing, Danny rode 19 horses a day - five days a week - for $25 a week. So he was able to ride a lot of horses, Danny milked cows for $50 a shift, working four shifts on the weekends. His eyes lit up while telling the story and I realized then that the old adage is true - If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. With that being said, I’d like to thank my amazing crew: Toni Machado, Corey Couch, and Jennifer Cardoza for doing such a great job in the office. Zac, Shelby, Valerie, Julia, and Leah did a wonderful job running the chutes. Another thank you to Lee Legasey and Buck Cardoza for handling the arena and flagging. Last, but not least, thank you, Sarah and Titus Patton, for everything. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next year! FRIDAY, JUNE 30 #10.5 HDCP UP/DOWN: 3 for $40 1st go: 1. Todd York and Travis Stewart, 6.07, $130. 2. Justin Schuette and Connor Finks, 7.67, $90. Average: 1. Justin Schuette and Connor Finks, 21.51, $970. 2. Todd York and Connor Finks, 21.6, $580. 3. Daren Lowry and Charlie Hagens, 26.21, $390. #9.5 HDCP. DOWN: 3 for $40 1st go: 1. Justin Shuette and Triston Benedict, 6.84, $270. 2. Ted Pardick and Justin Schuette, 6.95, $170. Average: 1. Shelby Stone and Charlie Hagens, 26.56, $1,590. 2. Patrick Benedict and Justin Schuette, 28.23, $1,190. 3. Travis Bentley and Zach Salvestro, 30.44, $790. 4. Ashley Hagens and Danny Cardoza, 32.36, $400. #11.5 HDCP UP/DOWN: 3 for $40 1st go: 1. Blair Wheatley and Connor Finks, 7.31, $130. 2. Bailey Kretschmer and Shane Bohach, 7.34, $90. Average: 1. Blair Wheatley and Connor Finks, 25.8, $990. 2. Todd York and Jeff Sparrowk, 26.05, $590. 3. Rich Bakke and Jeff Sparrowk, See TAYLORSVILLE On Page 14roperssportsnews.com