SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Going into tonight’s finals of the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, Jake Vold sat 24th in the PRCA’s World Standings. He’s still looking to make his first NFR after a tough last couple years of injury.
An 88 tonight in the finals tied him with Steven Peebles and Kaycee Field for the win in the round. Those two were the only ones ahead of him in the aggregate in which he won the biggest part of his check, $14,499 to be exact.
Based on the current standings, this money should move him into the top five in the world. That alone would put five Canadians in the top 15. Kyle Bowers, who didn’t make any moves tonight, along with Luke Creasy and Orin Larsen hold spots 18 through 16 respectively. It’s a great start to the year for Canadian bareback riders.
Sam Kelts was 80 tonight, not picking up any extra cash. He still finished with over $5,000 in winnings. The same fate held for Curtis Cassidy who missed his steer tonight in the finals.
Thanks to Wrangler and the Wrangler Network, you can watch back tonight’s finals via this link: http://wranglernetwork.com/portfolio-view/san-antonio-stock-show-rodeo/
Vold’s ride is 54:00 minutes into the show. Kyle starts off the bareback event a few minutes earlier. Curtis Cassidy runs his steer at 1:17:00 and Sam’s ride can be seen at 1:42:00
Tonight’s biggest winner by a long shot was bull rider Sage Kimzey of Oklahoma. Including ground money from tonight along with his winnings from this afternoon’s Xtreme Bulls event, he went home with $58,000. Not bad for February.
The following comes courtesy of Susan Kanode for the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo.
San Antonio Rodeo crowns champions
By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2014) — The San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo has become one of the most prestigious titles a rodeo contestant can win and is definitely one of the most lucrative.
This year’s rodeo paid $1.5 million in cash and prizes to contestants making it the richest rodeo during the regular season. The nine-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year came to a close on Saturday night with some life changing results for contestants.
Sage Kimzey, from Strong City, Okla., and Jesse Clark from Portales, N.M., were two of those contestants. Prior to this year’s rodeo, neither one of them had ever set foot in the AT&T Center and now they are both leaving with championships.
Kimzey won $22, 278 Saturday afternoon at San Antonio’s Xtreme Bulls competition, then backed it up as the only rider in the Finals to get a score. He rode Andrews Rodeo’s Bell Ringer for 89 points and added $12,408 to his earnings here. More importantly, he gets to count $40,307 in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings and is looking very promising to qualify for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
As the only successful rider in the Finals, Kimzey also earned the remaining $18,612, known as ground money, that would have been paid to other bull riders had they stayed on for eight seconds. While it definitely counts in his bank account and makes his day here worth $58,919, the ground money does not count towards world standings.
Jesse Clark, from Portales, N.M., was the last tie-down roper to compete on Saturday night and new he had to beat a 7.5 to earn the title. That is exactly what he did with a 7.4-second run. Clark was at the bottom of the standings coming in with $4,766. The $12,408 for winning first in the finals gave him total earnings of $17,174 to earn the championship.
“This is awesome,” Clark said. “It brings a guy from the bottom to the top. It helps your confidence and makes a guy believe that they can win anywhere.”
The biggest money winner here was bareback rider Steven Peebles from Redmond, Ore. Peebles was part of a three way tie for first place in the finals with an 88-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Special Deliver that earned him $9,306 bringing his total earnings to $21,770. Peebles was already number one in the world standings, so the money he won here will increase his lead substantially.
Wyatt Smith, from Rexburg, Idaho was the most successful steer wrestler. The former National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association champion stopped the clock in 3.9 seconds to win the finals. He had total earnings of $19,007 and is hoping for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification.
Complete results are available at www.sarodeo.com/rodeo/results.
San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo Champions
Bareback riding – Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., $21,770
Steer Wrestling – Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, $19,007
Team Roping – Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., $21,129
Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., $21,129 each
Saddle Bronc Riding – Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., $18,090
Tie-Down Roping – Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., $17,174
Women’s Barrel Racing – Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., $20,840
Bull Riding – Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., $18,029
Twentieth Performance – Finals winners followed by total money earned:
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2014) — The following are results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which features $1.5 million in cash and prizes.
Twentieth Performance – Finals winners followed by total money earned:
Bareback Riding: 1,(tie) Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, on Classic Pro Rodeo Co.’s Scarlett’s Web, Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., on Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery, and Kaycee Field, Payson, Utah, on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Fancy Free, 88 points, $9,306 each. 4 (tie) Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, on Classic Pro Rodeo Co.’s Good Time Charlie and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, on Andrews Rodeo’s Cool Water, 84, $1,551 each. (Total Money) 1, Peebles, $21,770. 2, Field, $16,409. 3,Vold, $14,500. 4, Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., $8,921.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 3.9 seconds, $12,408. 2, Luke Branquinho, Los Alimas, Calif., 4.1, $9,306. 3, Casey Martin, Sulphur, Louis., 4.4, $6,204. 4, Cole Edge, Durant Okla., 4.9, $3,102. (Total Money) 1, Smith, $19,007. 2, Branquinho, $15,477. 3, Martin, $11,396. 4, Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kans., $9,287.
Team Roping: 1, Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 4.4 seconds, $12,408 each. 2, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 4.6, $9,306. 3, Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., 5.2, $6,204. 4, Clay and Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., 9.7, $3,102. (Total Money) 1, Rogers and Petska, $21,129. 2, Sartain and Skelton, $16,318. 3, Bird and Eaves, $13,750. 4, Clay and Jake Smtih, $10,190.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., 90 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex, $12,408. 2, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 88, $9,306. 3, (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., and Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D., 87, $4,653 each. (Total Money) 1, Sundell, $18,090. 2, Crawley, $15,905 3, Scheer, $11,618. 4, Crowser, $10,335.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., 7.4 seconds, $12,408. 2, (tie) Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., and Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, 7.5, $7,755 each. 4, Adam Gray, Seymore, Texas, 7.6, $3,102. (Total Money) 1, Clark, $17,174. 2, Smidt, $14,354. 3, Herrin, $13,010. 4, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, $8,951.
Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., 13.77 Seconds, $12,408. 2, Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 13.82, $9,306. 3, Britany Diaz, Solen, N.D., 13.99, $6,204. 4, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 14.02, $3,102. (Total Money) 1, Ketcham, $20,840. 2, Pierce, $16,394. 3, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., $9,898. 4, Diaz, $9,870.
Bull Riding: (one ride) 1, Sage Steele Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 89 points on Andrew’s Rodeo’s Bell Ringer, $12,408. (Total Money) 1, Kimzey, $18,029. 2, Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, $8,096. 3, Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas, $7,668. 4, J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, $7,088.