August 23rd, 2015
By Ted Stovin
CALGARY, Alberta — A pair of wins in Idaho for Clint Laye this past weekend moved him all the way up to sixth in the PRCA’s World Bareback Riding Standings.
Laye’s biggest win of the week came in Caldwell worth $5,192. His other win was worth $1,697 in Burley, ID bringing his total from the two to $6,889.
As of the current standings this evening, the Cadogan, AB man, sponsored by Bozco Enterprises, has over $71,ooo on the year.
Fellow bareback riders Orin Larsen and Jake Vold enjoyed success over the past week as well. Larsen earned $2,921, $2,520 of which came in Caldwell, to push past the $67,000 mark on the year and sit tenth in the PRCA. Vold wons checks in Lethbridge for $1,430 and another $406 from Kalispell.
Those standings say last year’s lone Canadian qualifier in the bareback riding sits 16th unofficially. However, those standings don’t include Lethbridge yet, and potentially a few other Canadian stops. At $100 back from 15th currently for Vold, right now it’s a tight race for that last spot. 14th however is another $7,000 to the pack where there is only $24,000 separating anyone from the top.
Tanner Milan holds steady in the top half of the steer wrestling World Standings. Fellow bulldogger Clayton Moore picked up $4,275, most of which came from splitting second in San Juan Capistrano, CA. 20th currently, the 2013 Canadian Champion, should move up a couple spots and within $7,000 of that 15th spot.
In the saddle bronc, Tyrel Larsen earned $2,913 between a win in Moses Lake, WA and a seventh-place finish in San Juan. Larsen sits 14th having earned over $48,000 on the season. Just over $1,300 separates him from fellow Canadian Clay Elliott who’s now 17th. Elliott picked up $1,711 from Caldwell and another $181 from Canby for a $1,892 week. Zeke Thurston remains 10th after earning another $842 between Canby and Lethbridge.
Team ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler hold steady in 19th and 20th respectively. The team placed in Caldwell in the first round adding $839 a man to their WNFR accounts.
Deb Guelly finished fourth overall in Caldwell to earn $3,092. Currently, she’s 28th but that doesn’t include these earnings. At this point Guelly is within $13,000 of 15th.
Other weekend money winners south of the 49th include: Morgan Grant, $3,056 from Caldwell and Moses Lake ($1,883 TD, $1,173 SW); Ty Pozzobon, $2,611 and Kyle Bowers, $2,030 from wins in their respective events in Kalispell; Jordan Hansen, $1,067 from Caldwell; Ty Taypotat, $606 from Canby; Luke Butterfield, $494 from Moses Lake; Curtis Cassidy $373 in the steer wrestling from Caldwell and finally another $203 for Colin Adams from Kalispell.