Four Canadians Continue on to San Antonio Semifinals

Clint Laye took the victory lap around the AT&T Center on Saturday after winning the third round of Bracket 4 at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo. San Antonio Rodeo photo by Scott Foley.

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 15, 2020) – With two performances at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo on Saturday, there was plenty of action in the AT&T Center.

Bracket 4 was completed at the matinee performance, then Bracket 5 started Saturday evening. The high-money earner in Bracket 4 was saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawley from Huntsville, Texas. Crawley finished at the top of the leaderboard in round one, was fourth in round two and second on Saturday afternoon.

He was one point behind Welch, Oklahoma’s Hardy Braden who scored 84 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again. Crawley’s 83-point ride was on Calgary Stampede’s Shoshone Mountain. It added $2,000 to his previous earnings and he will enter the semifinals with $5,250.

That is a place that he is very excited about. He qualified for the semifinals here two years ago and was in contention for the championship. Then, during the second round of the Semifinals, disaster struck. He came off right after the eight seconds were up, landed wrong, broke his collarbone and was sidelined for six weeks. Jacob’s Crawley, Sterling’s older brother went on to win the saddle bronc riding here that year.

“I watched Jacobs win this rodeo and it’s one that everyone wants to win,” Sterling said. “This is one of those rodeos that you look forward to all year long. Even if you don’t win the title, it can sure set you up for the rest of the season. It gets your momentum going. It’s on everyone’s bucket list.”

Saturday night’s rodeo saw the fastest run in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned barrel race. Jimmie Smith, the 2018 rookie of the year took her great mare, Lena on the Rocks around the pattern in a blazing 13.84 seconds. Prior to Bracket 5, the fast time at this year’s rodeo was a 13.90 run by Emily Miller in Bracket 1.

Smith and the other contestants in Bracket 5 will have their second and third rounds of competition on Sunday at the matinee and evening performances where Semifinals qualifiers will be determined. Semifinals 1 will be Monday and Tuesday nights. Semifinals 2 is Wednesday and Thursday.

Sunday’s rodeo action starts at 1 and 7 p.m.

. And, after winning the title in that division, he went on to qualify for last year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

Mayfield finished the 2019 season number 12 in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings. He has his eye on a gold buckle and there is no doubt that he will achieve that goal. He is currently first in the 2020 world standings and is on track to be back at the NFR next December in Las Vegas. At win in San Antonio would be icing on the cake for the Clovis, New Mexico resident.

Jake Vold of Ponoka, Alberta won the bareback riding Friday with an 85-point ride on Championship Pro Rodeo’s King Thomas. In the steer wrestling it was Rigby, Idaho’s Dirk Tavenner that got first with a 3.9. Tanner Baldwin of Vail, Arizona and Nano Garza from Los Cruces, New Mexico along with Erich Rogers, from Round Rock, Arizona and Paden Bray from Stephenville, Texas, tied for the win in team roping.

Ruger Piva, from Challis, Idaho had the high-marked ride in bull riding. He scored 88 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Cool Arrow for the win.

The third round of Bracket 4 at the San Antonio Rodeo begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The fifth and final bracket will have their first competition Saturday evening starting at 7 p.m.


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb.15, 2020) — The following are unofficial results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, the 14-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. Complete results are at


Bracket 4, Round 3 followed by Semifinals Qualifiers — 

               Bareback Riding: 1, Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 89 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Two Buck Chuck, $2,500. 2, Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, 86.5, $2,000. 3, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 86, $1,250. 4, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 85, $750. (Semifinals Qualifiers) 1, Vold, $4,500. 2, Aus, $3,250. 3, (tie) Laye and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., $2,500.

               Steer Wrestling: 1, Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, 3.9 seconds, $2,500. 2, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 4.3, $2,000. 3, (tie) Jacob Edler, State Center, Iowa, and Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 4.5, $1,000 each. (Semifinals qualifiers) 1, Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore., $4,500. 2, Edler, $4,4000. 3, Cure, $3,000. 4, Jorgensen, $2,500.

               Team Roping: 1, (tie) Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.; and Charly Crawford, Stephenville, Texas, and Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.; 4.3 seconds and $2,250 each. 3, Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz., and Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M., 4.6, $1,250. 4, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo., 4.8, $750. (Semifinals Qualifiers) 1, Simpson and Carroll, $4,500. 2, Crawford and Medlin, $3,875. 3, Baldwin and Garza, $3,500. 4, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Paden Bray, Stephenville, Texas, $2,625.

               Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 84 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again, $2,500. 2, Sterling Crawley, Huntsville, Texas, 83, $2,000. 3, Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 82, $1,250. 4, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 81, $750. (Semifinals Qualifiers) 1, Crawley, $5,250. 2, Braden, $4,500. 3, Wright, 43,750. 4, Cress, $3,250.

               Tie-Down Roping: 1, Shad Mayfield, Clovis, N.M., 7.4 seconds, $2,500. 2, (tie) Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, 7.6 and $1,625 each. 4, Caddo Lewallen, Morrison, Okla., 7.7, $2,000. (Semifinals Qualifiers) 1, Mayfield, $5,000. 2, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., $2,500. 3, (tie) Caddo Lewallen, Morrison, Okla., and Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla., $2,000.

               Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Jill Wilson, Snyder, Texas, 13.96 seconds, $2,500. 2, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 13.97, $2,000. 3, (tie) Hailey Lockwood, Cotulla, Texas, and Kricket Gintner, Eau Claire, Wis., 14.21 and $1,000 each. (Semifinals Qualifiers) 1, Wilson, $4,750. 2, Carly Taylor, Andersonville, Tenn., $4,5000. 3, Lockwood, $3,250. 4, Brooke Wills, Kamloops, British Columbia, $2,500.

               Bull Riding: no rides in round 3. (Semifinals Qualifiers) 1, Colten Fritzlan, Rifle, Colo., $4,972. 2, Levi Gray, Klamath Falls, Ore., $3,472. 3, Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho, $3,222. 4, Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho, $2,972.

Bracket 5, Round 1 —

               Bareback Riding: 1, Cole Reiner, Kaycee, Wyo., 89.5 points on Pickett Rodeo’s Shady Nights, $2,500. 2, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 84, $2,000. 3, Chad Rutherford, Lake Charles, La., 83.5, $1,250. 4, Tony Barrington, Elko, Nev., 83, $750.

               Steer Wrestling: 1, Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 4.2 seconds, $2,500. 2, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 4.5, $2,000. 3, Denell Henderson, Damascus, Ark., 5.1, $1,250. 4, Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D., 5.8, $750.

               Team Roping: 1, Billy Bob Brown, Carbon, Texas, and Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla., 4.1 seconds, $2,500. 2, Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C., and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 4.3, $2,000. 3, Joshua and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., 4.6, $1,250. 4, Britt and Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., 4.7, $750.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, 87.5 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Stacked Deck, $2,500. 2, Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, 84, $2,000. 3, Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 83, $1,250. 4, Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah, 82, $750.

              Tie-Down Roping: 1, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 7.2 seconds, $2,500. 2, Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D., 8.0, $2,000. 3, Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 8.1, $1,250. 4, Kyle Lucas, Carstairs, Alberta, 8.5, $750.

               Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas, 13.84 seconds, $2,500. 2, Callahan Tryan, Huntley, Mont., 13.92, $2,000. 3, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Lampasas, Texas, 14.06, $1,250. 4, Amberleigh Moore, Keizer, Ore., 14.30, $750.

               Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho, 84 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Slingshot, $3,500. 2, Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 80, $3,000.



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