LINCOLN, Nebraska — Bareback rider Kody Lamb won his first Pro Rodeo in Lafayette, LA two weeks ago. This week he got his second win and he’s only in his rookie season.
This time around the win was worth $1,849 for an 81 point score on Mosbrucker Rodeo’s Bay Wars. At press time the top rookie in the Bareback has over $1,600 won. Depending on how much others won, this may move Lamb into that top rookie spot by Monday Morning.
Either way his $2,700 on the year should make the rest of the New Mexico Junior College semester a little more enjoyable for the Sherwood Park, AB cowboy.
Sam Kelts tied for second in Lincoln in the saddle bronc for a $1,051 check while Layton Green split sixth for $146.
The top money winner in Denver was steer wrestler, 2012 Canadian Champion Tanner Milan. A $1,442 check in the first round with another $446 in the finals and $2,974 in the aggregate gave him $4,862 on the week. Even though it’s early in the year, it’s a good start to the winter for the second oldest of the three Milan Brothers.
Had a good day in Denver 5th in short go and 5th in the Avg for $4860 thanks to @smithbilthats keeping me going down the road
— Tanner Milan (@tjmilan) January 27, 2014
Second best in the money for Canadians in Denver was bronc rider Tyrel Larsen of Manitoba who just missed the NFR in Vegas last year. Larsen put $2,844 in his pockets for his efforts which left him sixth in the average.
Luke Creasy picked up $2,338 total at the National Western Stock Show for placing 3rd in a round and seventh in the average.
Both the first two qualifying rounds of the bareback was won on Calgary Stampede bucking horses, round one on Turkish Whisky and round two on Upload Chip. The same went for the finals where both Cort Scheer and Rusty Wright tied for the win on Stampede horses, Urgent Delivery and Until Kamloops respectively. Kesler Rodeo’s Whiskey Jack was rode for a 90 point score to win round one in the bull riding.
Jake Vold currently leads the average in Fort Worth, he also won enough in Denver, $414, to pay his fees at the next one. Tanner Byrne is the only cowboy to ride both bulls thus far. Previously mentioned bronc rider Tyrel Larsen is second in the average in Fort Worth thus far.