Cowboy-Up! Time for Finals!

By October 16, 2011

Trevor Brazile competes in three categories of roping. (Photo courtesy PRCA)

When it comes to counting cowboys, not surprisingly Texas has it all over the competition with 54 headed to NFR Finals. Lone Star State residents dominated among the 169 North American riders to make the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Assn.’s list of top moneymakers for 2011. The top 20 in each of nine categories earns an invited to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo where they will compete for $6 million in prize money.

Tthe PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo takes place Dec. 1010 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Oklahoma will be the next best represented state at the event, with 14 NFR contestants. Utah and Oregon are the only other double-digit states, with 11 each. California produced seven NFR finalists.

Once again Trevor Brazile is the PRCA’s overall World Standing leader. Brazile – who competes in Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping and Steer Roping – has won a record-breaking eight World Championship titles at the NFR, including in 2010, and has career earnings of $3.9 million since 1996.

Though there are 180 potential “slots” to be filled at the NFR, there were 11 who made the Best All-Around Cowboy list of top 20 finalists that also made it into the top 20 of their respective categories, and were counted only once.

The PRCA puts restrictions on the number of events in which a competitor may participate. Those limits are as follows: All-Around, 70; Bareback riding, 100; Steer Wrestling, 70; Team Roping, 70; Saddle Bronc Riding,

PRCA World Standings leader for 2011, Trevor Brazile (Photo by Richard Field Levine)

85; Tie-Down Roping, 75; and Bull Riding, 125. Bull riders can count Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings. Barrel Racing is included among the NFR sports, but is administered and monitored through a separate group, the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, and is limited to 70 events. (Barrel racers were not tallied in the totals above.)

The following is a complete list of PRCA and WPRA members who qualified for the NFR Finals during the regular season – Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011.

All-around
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, TX $239,505
2. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, WA $119,024
3. Bobby Mote, Culver, OR $87,246
4. Steven Dent, Mullen, NE $85,154
5. Cody Ohl, Hico, TX $84,064
6. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, NM $77,900
7. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, OK $76,414
8. Josh Peek, Pueblo, CO $73,831
9. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, OR $65,738
10. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, UT $65,614
11. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, CA $56,743
12. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta CAN $55,481
13. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, TX $52,959
14. Jake Hannum, Plain City, UT $49,003
15. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, SD $47,412
16. Clayton Hass, Terrell, TX $47,176
17. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, UT $46,268
18. Steve Woolsey, Payson, UT $39,763
19. Paul David Tierney, Oral, SD $39,468
20. Jesse Sheffield, Delta, CO $38,613

Bareback Riding
1. Kaycee Feild, Payson, UT $140,660
2. Will Lowe, Canyon, TX $137,634
3. Steven Dent, Mullen, NE $99,472
4. Ryan Gray, Cheney, WA $92,738
5. Brian Bain, Culver, OR $90,027
6. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, TX $83,130
7. Steven Peebles, Redmond, OR $79,627
8. Jason Havens, Prineville, OR $78,752
9. Bobby Mote, Culver, OR $74,999
10. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, CO $73,118
11. Matt Bright, Azle, TX $72,781
12. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, TX $70,820
13. Cody DeMers, Kimberly, ID $65,429
14. Clint Cannon, Waller, TX $65,399
15. Royce Ford, Briggsdale, CO $60,880
16. Tom McFarland, Wickenburg, AZ. $55,910
17. Chris Harris, Itasca, TX $52,443
18. Caine Riddle, Vernon, TX $51,909
19. Bo Casper, Fort Scott, KS $ 50,778
20. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, WY $47,845

Steer Wrestling
1. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, NE $100,511
2. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, CA $96,838
3. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, CA $87,740
4. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, WY $83,705
5. Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, OR $79,622
6. Sean Mulligan, Coleman, OK $74,546
7. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, OR $73,245
8. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, SD $71,905
9. Blake Knowles, Heppner, OR $69,731
10. Olin Hannum, Malad, ID $69,116
11. Casey Martin, Sulphur, LA $61,621
12. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, SD $59,123
13. Seth Brockman, Wheatland, WY $57,686
14. Stockton Graves, Newkirk, OK $55,243
15. Mickey Gee, Wichita Falls, TX $54,776
16. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, CA $53,118
17. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, CO $52,049
18. Darrell Petry, Beaumont, TX $48,200
19. Dru Melvin, Ponca City, OK $47,969
20. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, CA $47,592

Team Roping (header)
1. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, AZ $118,754
2. Clay Tryan, Billings, MT $116,668
3. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, AZ $88,534
4. Matt Sherwood, Pima, AZ $87,590
5. Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, TN $85,541
6. Luke Brown, Stephenville, TX $ 83,248
7. Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, CA $79,950
8. Brady Tryan, Huntley, MT $79,157
9. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, AZ $ 77,163
10. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, OR $74,666
11. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, TX $73,434
12. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, TX $70,328
13. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, TX $69,782
14. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, GA $67,643
15. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, WA $65,210
16. Travis Tryan, Billings, MT $60,119
17. Joel Bach, Millsap, TX $58,266
18. Charly Crawford, Prineville, OR $56,970
19. Arky Rogers, Lake City, FL $55,166
20. Keven Daniel, Franklin, TN $54,822

Team Roping (heeler)
1. Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, AZ $118,754
2. Travis Graves, Jay, OK $116,668
3. Cory Petska, Marana, AZ $98,357
4. Kory Koontz, Sudan, TX $91,368
5. Jade Corkill, Fallon, NV $88,505
6. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, TX $83,248
7. Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, CA $79,950
8. Jake Long, Coffeyville, KS $79,157
9. Walt Woodard, Stephenville, TX $77,179
10. York Gill, Memphis, TN $72,582
11. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, NM $72,260
12. Jhett Johnson, Casper, WY $71,487
13. Patrick Smith, Midland, TX $ 70,328
14. Brad Culpepper, Poulan, GA $67,643
15. Brady Minor, Ellensburg, WA $65,210
16. Allen Bach, Weatherford, TX $ 58,266
17. Rich Skelton, Llano, TX $53,097
18. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, OR $52,448
19. Chase Tryan, Helena, MT $50,096
20. Justin Wade Davis, Cottonwood, CA $47,957

Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Taos Muncy, Corona, NM $155,443
2. Cody Wright, Milford, UT $ 147,940
3. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IA $113,782
4. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, TX $87,990
5. Jesse Wright, Milford, UT $80,413
6. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, LA $78,891
7. Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, SD $76,859
8. Heith DeMoss, Heflin, LA $68,136
9. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, TX $58,133
10. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, SD $54,607
11. Tyler Corrington, Hastings, MN $54,544
12. Ty Atchison, Jackson, MT $53,432
13. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, SD $46,478
14. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, TX $45,017
15. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, MT $44,141
16. Jake Wright, Milford, UT $44,056
17. Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, UT $43,663
18. Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, MT $41,968
19. Troy Crowser, Whitewood, SD $41,393
20. Samuel Kelts, Millarville, Alberta , CAN $41,002

Tie-down Roping
1. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, TX $145,311
2. Hunter Herrin, Apache, OK $114,946
3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, TX $92,014
4. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, LA $88,867
5. Clint Cooper, Decatur, TX $84,688
6. Cody Ohl, Hico, TX $80,340
7. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, WA $80,044
8. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, TX $73,722
9. Scott Kormos, Teague, TX $70,748
10. Timber Moore, Aubrey, TX $70,344
11. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, ID $67,622
12. Adam Gray, Seymour, TX $65,288
13. Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, NM $65,109
14. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, OK $64,327
15. Clif Cooper, Decatur, TX $64,070
16. Justin Macha, Needville, TX $62,425
17. Houston Hutto, Tomball, TX $60,516
18. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, TX $55,318
19. Monty Lewis, Hereford, TX $54,607
20. E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, TX $53,498

Steer Roping
1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, TX $77,162
2. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, KS $66,257
3. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, TX $65,272
4. Cody Lee, Gatesville, TX $61,627
5. Will Gasperson, Decatur, TX $36,444
6. Scott Snedecor, Fredricksburg, TX $36,158
7. Bryce Davis, Abilene, TX $35,557
8. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, OK $35,552
9. Cody Scheck, Kiowa, KS $33,978
10. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, OK $33,524
11. Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, OK $31,111
12. Mike Chase, McAlester, OK $29,924
13. Chance Kelton, Mayer, AZ $26,886
14. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, SD $26,775
15. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, OK $25,520
16. Shay Good, Midland, TX $24,433
17. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, TX $22,094
18. Dan Fisher, Andrews, TX $22,081
19. Walter Priestly, Robstown, TX $21,295
20. Shandon Stalls, McLean, TX $20,703

Bull Riding
1. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, WA $171,758
2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, TX $ 131,044
3. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, UT $101,130
4. Jacob O’Mara, Prairieville, LA $94,879
5. Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, TX $94,221
6. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, OK $84,760
7. Cody Whitney, Asher, OK $76,069
8. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, WY $75,473
9. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, WY $73,314
10. Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, TX $71,659
11. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, WY $71,125
12. Steve Woolsey, Payson, UT $70,221
13. Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, WY $69,154
14. L.J. Jenkins, Porum, OK $67,853
15. Tate Stratton, Kellyville, OK $67,420
16. Allen Helmuth, Eugene, OR $63,022
17. Travis Atkinson, Lehi, UT $61,174
18. Bryan Richardson, Dallas, TX $59,562
19. John Jacobs, Timber Lake, SD $56,728
20. Cody Teel, Kountze, TX $53,040

Barrel Racing *

1. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, TX $114,800
2. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta CAN $104,885
3. Sherry Cervi, Marana, AZ $90,241
4. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, OR $87,961
5. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, TX $85,505
6. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD $ 80,380
7. Sue Smith, Blackfoot, ID $78,819
8. Jody Sheffield, Ogden, UT $68,314
9. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, OK $66,594
10. Jeanne Anderson, White City, KS $64,300
11. Jane Melby, Backus, MN $63,139
12. Britany Fleck, Bismarck, ND $63,133
13. Christina Richman, Glendora, CA $61,714
14. Jill Moody, Letcher, SD $61,421
15. Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, TX $60,588
16. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, NM $58,004
17. Tana Poppino, Big Cabin, OK $55,275
18. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, TX $52,970
19. Sammi Bessert, Loma, CO $52,479
20. Kim Schulze, Elbert, CO $52,111

Through Oct. 11, 2011. Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

To purchase tickets for the Wrangler NFR, click here. To read more about the PRCA, visit www.prorodeo.com.

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