FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 30, 2020) – J.T. Moore is likely the happiest rodeo contestant at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR).
The 23-year-old from Alvin, Texas rode both bulls in bracket 4 and holds the distinction of being the high money winner at the rodeo so far this year with $5,720. The lion’s share of that came in the first round when he was the lone rider to last eight seconds. He earned $4,400 for that ride.
Moore came back on Thursday night to ride his second bull. This time, he was one of four to get a score and finished in second place with an 84-point effort on Dakota Rodeo’s Dixie Highway. He added $1,320 and now is making plans to ride during the semi-finals at the 2020 FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament.
This is the second time that he has ridden bulls in Fort Worth. In 2019 he was one of the last to compete in the historic Will Rogers Coliseum where he finished second at the rodeo. This year, he is hoping for that first-place finish in the new Dickies Arena.
“It’s really awesome to have been able to ride in both buildings,” Moore said. “Last year was special because of the history of that building. This year, being the first in this arena is cool too. I’m feeling really blessed.”
Moore’s family is involved in agriculture raising cattle and hay. When he expressed interest in rodeo, he started riding sheep. When that went well, his dad bought him several sheep to practice on. He graduated to calves, then steers, and would come home from school and practice. Each stage of his career has followed that game plan and now he is ranked third in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world championship standings. A win here could see him moving to the top.
Hailey Kinsel may have a new last name after marrying Professional Bull Rider Jess Lockwood, but little else has changed for the world champion barrel racer. Kinsel won the title in the Will Rogers last year and is looking to win again in the Dickies Arena.
Riding her great mare, Sister, the Cotulla, Texas, resident stopped the clock in 16.37 seconds on Thursday, the fastest run of the rodeo so far. Lockwood finished second on Wednesday. She and Carly Taylor, from Andersonville, Tennessee, flipped positions and were one-two in both rounds of the bracket. They each are headed to the semi-finals with $3,080 in earnings.
Jordan Jo Fabrizio from Canyon, Texas, made history last July when she was the first champion breakaway roper at Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming. Wearing the buckle that she won there, Fabrizio is tied for the lead in breakaway roping in bracket 4. She and Amber Crawford from Springtown each will enter the semi-finals with $2,640.
If Fabrizio continues, she will add her name to the record books here. Breakaway roping is a new event for the rodeo in 2020.
“When we roped in Cheyenne for the first time, it was surreal,” she said. “Then coming here it’s that same feeling again. When I rode into the arena for the first time and saw the lights it was incredible. I am so very thankful to have these kinds of opportunities.”
Bracket five of seven starts on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with a new set of contestants in all eight events.
The following are unofficial results from the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Fourth set – Round 2
Bareback riding: 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 87.5 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Chirrikawa, $1,760. 2, Cole Reiner, Kaycee, Wyo., 86, $1,320. 3, Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La., 83.5, $880. 4, Mike Fred, Wamego, Kan., 80, $440.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Reiner, $3,080, and Broussard, $1,980. Wild Card Qualifier: O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, $1,760.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Will Lummus, Byhalia, Miss., 4.4. seconds, $1,760. 2, (tie) Jace Melvin, Fort Pierre, S.D., and Cody Pratt, Pueblo, Colo., 5.6, $1,100 each. 4, Tristan Martin, Sulphur, La., $440.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Lummus, $3,080, and Melvin, $2,860. Wild Card Qualifier: Martin, $1,320.
Breakaway Roping: 1, Amber Crawford, Springtown, Texas, 2.2, $1,760. 2, Jordan Jo Fabrizio, Canyon, Texas, 2.3, $1,320. 3, Timber Allenbrand, Stephenville, Texas, 2.8, $880. 4, (tie) Jayme Marcrum, Springtown, Texas, and Amanda Coleman, W. Melbourne, Fla., 3.4, $220 each.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Fabrizio and Crawford, $2,640 each. Wild Card Qualifier: J.J. Hampton, Stephenville, Texas, $1,760.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, (tie) Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, on Dakota Rodeo’s Rising Star, and Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont., on Dakota Rodeo’s Little Sicilla, 85.5 points, $1,540 each. 3, (tie) Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., and CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 80, $660 each.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Green, $2,860, and Bradshaw, $2,420. Wild Card Qualifier: Brooks, $2,420.
Tiedown Roping: 1, Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla., 8.0, $1,760. 2, Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 8.6, $1,320. 3, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 9.5, $880. 4, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 9.6, $440.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Milligan, $2,200, and Boardman, $2,200. Wild Card Qualifier: Richard, $1,540.
Team Roping: (three times) 1, Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz., and Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta, 6.9 seconds, $1,906.66 each. 2, Doyle Thomas Hoskins, Prunedale, Calif., and Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif., 12.1, $1,466.66 each. 3, Britt and Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., 21.5, $1,026.66 each.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Smith and Smith, $2,346.66, and Hoskins and Petska, $2,346.66. Wild Card Qualifier: Dahozy and Buhler, $1,906.66.
Barrel Racing: 1, Hailey Lockwood, Cotulla, Texas, 16.37, $1,760. 2, Carly Taylor, Andersonville, Tenn., 16.41, $1,320. 3, Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas, 16.47, $880. 4, (tie) Callahan Tryan, Huntley, Mont., and Lois Ferguson, West, Texas, 16.48, $220 each.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Lockwood and Taylor, $3,080 each. Wild Card Qualifier: Tryan, $1,100.
Bull Riding: 1, Parker McCown, Montgomery, Texas, 85.5 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Chief 4 Bears, $1,760. 2, J.T. Moore, Alvin, Texas, 84, $1,320. 3, (tie) Jess Davison, Miles City, Mont., and Trey Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 81.5, $660 each.
Semi-finals Qualifiers: Moore, $5,760, and McCown, $1,720. Wild Card Qualifier: Kimzey, $660.
Courtesy of Johna Cravens