Cheyenne Frontier Days: Recap, Highlights and Payouts

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BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN @PRORODEOBRETT

After six Quarterfinals, two Semifinals and one winner-take-all Championship Round, the Daddy of ‘Em All has concluded, and shook up the PRCA World Standings in the process.

Bareback and saddle bronc riding were both one by the reigning champion. Tim O’Connell was 88.5 points on Sozo to not only be No. 1 in Cheyenne, but also No. 1 in the world as he overtook long-time leader Jess Pope, who has missed the last few weeks due to injury.

Stetson Wright was the saddle bronc champion which resulted in him moving to No. 2 in the world. Wright was 88 points in the Finals and the next three cowboys were all either 87.5 or 87.

To round out the roughstock events, bull riding did not disappoint. Brady Portenier was 92.5 points in a Short Round that had already featured 90 point rides from both Garrett Smith and Josh Frost. Portenier went from No. 22 all the way to No. 15 following the win.

If the theme was repeat champions in the roughstock, it was co-champions in the timed events. Steer wrestling, tie-down roping and breakaway roping all ended with two athletes claiming the No. 1 spot.

In steer wrestling, Trell Etbauer and Justin Shaffer were both 5.4 second and they saved the best for last as that mark was the fastest of the entire rodeo.

In tie-down roping, Cory Solomon and Ryan Thibodeaux were both 10.3 in the Finals. That was the second fastest time of the entire rodeo and fastest outside of the Qualifier.

In breakaway roping, Macy Young and Tiffany Schieck were both 4 seconds flat in the Finals to each bank more than $10,000.

Team roping was won by a pair of veterans who teamed up less than two months ago. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill won all three rounds they competed at Cheyenne Frontier Days and cinched the win with a 7.5 second run in the Finals, almost a full second faster than second place finishers Erich Rogers/Paden Bray and Chad Masters/Paul Eaves.

And in barrel racing Andrea Busby was 17.13 seconds in the Finals to get the win. Busby also won her Quarterfinal and brought in more than $15,000 at The Dad.

Bareback Riding

First Semifinal: 1. Garrett Shadbolt, 86 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Pow Wow Nation, $3,164; 2. Cole Franks, 85.5, $2,397; 3. Will Lowe, 84.5, $1,726; 4. R.C. Landingham, 84, $1,150; 5. Ty Breuer, 83.5, $671; 6. Tanner Aus, 83, $479.

Second Semifinal: 1. (tie) Jacek Frost, on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Neurotic Toddy, Dean Thompson, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Mustard and Caleb Bennett, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Outlaw Tunes, 85.5 points, $2,419 each; 4. (tie) Evan Betony and Tim O’Connell, 85, $911 each; 6. (tie) Yance Day, Bronc Marriott and Ty Pope, 84, $160 each.

Finals: 1. Tim O’Connell, 88.5 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Sozo, $8,481; 2. R.C. Landingham, 87.5, $6,425; 3. (tie) Garrett Shadbolt and Tanner Aus, 86.5, $3,855 each; 5. (tie) Ty Breuer and Yance Day, 85.5, $1,542 each.

TIM O’CONNELL’S RIDE

Steer wrestling

First Semifinal: 1. Justin Shaffer, 6.5 seconds, $4,060; 2. Talon Roseland, 7.4, $3,360; 3. Emmett Edler, 7.5, $2,660; 4. Cody Harmon, 7.6, $1,960; 5. Denard Butler, 7.8, $1,260; 6. Rowdy Parrott, 7.8, $700.

Second Semifinal: 1. Jesse Brown, 6.9 seconds, $4,060; 2. Will Lummus, 7.2, $3,360; 3. Bridger Chambers, 7.6, $2,660; 4. Mason Couch, 7.9, $1,960; 5. Trell Etbauer, 8.9, $1,260; 6. Denton Good, 9.1, $700.

Finals: 1. (tie) Trell Etbauer and Justin Shaffer, 5.4 seconds, $6,450 each; 3. Talon Roseland, 6.2, $5,100; 4. Bridger Chambers, 6.9, $4,200; 5. Jesse Brown, 7.0, $3,300; 6. Mason Couch, 7.3, $2,400; 7. Rowdy Parrott, 7.5, $1,500; 8. Cody Harmon, 10.2, $600.

TRELL ETBAUER’S RUN

JUSTIN SHAFFER’S RUN

Team Roping

First Semifinal: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 8.4 seconds, $5,200 each; 2. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 9.1, $4,300; 3. Rhett Anderson/Max Kuttler, 9.7, $3,400; 4. Kellan Johnson/Carson Johnson, 10.6, $2,500; 5. Tyler Waters/Matt Sherwood, 11.1, $1,600; 6. Garrett Rogers/Justin Davis, 13.4, $900.

Second Semifinal: 1. Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden, 8.7 seconds, $5,200 each; 2. Chad Masters/Paul Eaves, 9.1, $4,300; 3. Turner Harris/Matt Kasner, 9.3, $3,400; 4. Brayden Parker/Dustin Searcy, 11.0, $2,500; 5. Britt Williams/Cayden Cox, 18.0, $1,600; 6. Rio Nutter/Daine McNenny, 19.0, $900.

Finals: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 7.5 seconds, $9,200 each; 2. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray and Chad Masters/Paul Eaves, 8.3, $7,400 each; 4. Rhett Anderson/Max Kuttler, 8.7, $5,600; 5. Garrett Rogers/Justin Davis, 9.6, $4,400; 6. Brayden Parker/Dustin Searcy, 9.9, $3,200; 7. Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden, 10.2, $2,000; 8. Turner Harris/Matt Kasner, 10.4, $800.

TRYAN/CORKILL’S RUN

Saddle Bronc Riding

First Semifinal: 1. Zeke Thurston, 89.5 points on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Corina, $3,051; 2. Riggin Smith, 86.5, $2,312; 3. Sterling Crawley, 86, $1,664; 4. (tie) Kolby Wanchuk and Dean Wadsworth, 84, $878 each; 6. (tie) Damian Brennan and Lefty Marvel Holman, 83, $231 each.

Second Semifinal: 1. Quintin Taylor, 86 points on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Dry Creek, $3,051; 2. Kade Bruno, 84, $2,312; 3. Stetson Wright, 83.5, $1,664; 4. Ross Griffin, 83, $1,110; 5. Will Pollock, 82.5, $647; 6. (tie) Weston Patterson and Tanner Butner, 82, $231 each.

Finals: 1. Stetson Wright, 88 points on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Pendleton Roundup’s, $8,180; 2. Lefty Marvel Holman, 87.5, $6,197; 3. Zeke Thurston, 87, $4,462; 4. Sterling Crawley, 87, $2,975; 5. Dean Wadsworth, 85.5, $1,735; 6. Tanner Butner, 85, $1,239.

STETSON WRIGHT’S RIDE

Tie-down roping

First Semifinal: 1. Reese Riemer, 10.5 seconds, $5,200; 2. Taylor Santos, 11.1, $4,300; 3. Blane Cox, 11.4, $3,400; 4. Tyler Milligan, 12.6, $2,500; 5. Cory Solomon, 12.8, $1,600; 6. Ryan Thibodeaux, 13.3, $900.

Second Semifinal: 1. Tyson Durfey, 10.7 seconds, $5,200; 2. Hudson Wallace, 11.0, $4,300; 3. Blake Ash, 11.5, $3,400; 4. Kase Bacque, 12.2, $2,500; 5. Trenton Smith, 13.1, $1,600; 6. (tie) Trent Creager and Haven Meged, 13.8, $450 each.

Finals: 1. (tie) Ryan Thibodeaux and Cory Solomon, 10.3 seconds, $8,600 each; 3. Blane Cox, 11.1, $6,800; 4. Reese Riemer, 11.9, $5,600; 5. Kase Bacque, 12.6, $4,400; 6. Trenton Smith, 13.3, $3,200; 7. Trent Creager, 13.6, $2,000; 8. Tyler Milligan, 13.8, $800.

RYAN THIBODEAUX’S RUN

CORY SOLOMON’S RUN

Barrel racing

First Semifinal: 1. Summer Kosel, 17.34 seconds, $5,120; 2. Cindy Smith, 17.53, $4,237; 3. Andrea Busby, 17.57, $3,354; 4. (tie) Jamie Chaffin, Cheyenne Wimberley and Katie Pascoe, 17.65, $1,648 each.

Second Semifinal: 1. Leslie Smalygo, 17.16 seconds, $5,120; 2. Taycie Matthews, 17.28, $4,237; 3. Jessica Routier, 17.36, $3,354; 4. Rachelle Riggers, 17.47, $2,472; 5. Presley Smith, 17.50, $1,589; 6. Lisa Lockhart, 17.67, $883.

Finals: 1. Andrea Busby, 17.13 seconds, $10,240; 2. Leslie Smalygo, 17.21, $8,474; 3. Jessica Routier, 17.24, $6,709; 4. Presley Smith, 17.25, $4,943; 5. Katie Pascoe, 17.26, $3,178; 6. Taycie Matthews, 17.29, $1,765.

ANDREA BUSBY’S RUN

Bull riding

First Semifinal: 1. Josh Frost, 91 points on Hunter & Morgan Rodeo Company’s Blackout, $3,087; 2. (tie) Brady Portenier and Tristen Hutchings, 86, $2,011 each; 4. Tyler Bingham, 83.5, $1,123; 5. Jake Gardner, 82.5, $655; 6. Trey Kimzey, 82, $468.

Second Semifinal: *1. Garrett Smith, 89.5 points on United Pro Rodeo’s, $3,181; 2. Shad Winn, 86, $2,347; 3. Dawson Gleaves, 83, $1,690; 4. Jeff Askey, 82, $1,123; 5. Jared Parsonage, 80.5, $655; no other qualified rides. *(all total include ground money).

Finals: 1. Brady Portenier, 92.5 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Let’s Gamble, $8,276; 2. (tie) Josh Frost and Garrett Smith, 90, $5,392 each; no other qualified rides.

BRADY PORTENIER’S RIDE

Breakaway roping

First Semifinal: 1. (tie) Martha Angelone and Tiffany Schieck, 4.6 seconds, $5,534 each; 3. Ashley Goforth, 4.9, $3,505; 4. Lynn Smith, 5.2, $2,398; 5. Paige Stout, 6.1, $1,476; no other qualified runs.

Second Semifinal: 1. Alli Masters, 4.2 seconds, $6,089; 2. Bradi Good, 4.4, $4,612; 3. Macy Young, 4.8, $3,321; 4. Jennifer Canik, 5.2, $2,214; 5. Rheagan Cotton, 5.3, $1,291; 6. Devan McAdow, 5.9, $922.

Finals: 1. Macy Young and Tiffany Schieck, 4.0 seconds $10,700 each; 3. Emma Charleston, 4.1, $6,641; 4. Alli Masters, 4.3, $4,427; 5. Lynn Smith, 5.0, $2,583; 6. Devan McAdow, 5.3, $1,845.

MACY YOUNG’S RUN

TIFFANY SCHIECK’S RUN

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