Monday Notebook, April 15: The Roping in San Angelo Keeps Getting Better While Big Checks Were Cashed in Clark County

Playoff Rodeos in Texas and Nevada were a major part of the narrative this past weekend

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The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo continued to sort out its Qualifying Rounds while another PRCA Playoff Series rvrny wrapped out West at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo in Logandale, Nevada.

The athletes put on a show in Clark County with every roughstock winner being marked 88.5 points or more and the champions taking home between $6,994 and $8,452 as part of a total payout of nearly $300,000.

  • Breakaway roper Kelsie Domer turned in the first run in the 1s in San Angelo history. In her Round 2 run, Domer was a whopping three tenths faster than any other cowgirl so far as she turned in a 1.7-second run. Because it’s the first year of breakaway in San Angelo, that’s also an arena record. Domer’s 4.9-second time on two puts her tied for third, a half-second behind Alli Masters at 4.4.
  • Dustin Egusquiza/Levi Lord turned up the heat in San Angelo with runs of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds on Saturday. In the seventh and eighth performance respectively Egusquiza/Lord took the lead in Rounds 1 and 2, which also gave them the lead in the Average as well. Their aggregate time of 7.4 seconds is a full second ahead of No. 2 Cory Kidd V/Tanner Braden. Last year, Egusquiza/Lord had more times of 4.5 Seconds or Faster than any other pair with 26.
  • Bareback rider Clayton Biglow picked up two wins over the weekend. The California cowboy won the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo in his home state and also claimed his first Playoff win of the year at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo with an impressive 88.5-point ride. The two wins combined to pay a little more than $9,000. Biglow entered the weekend with just one win in the 2024 season.
  • Steer wrestler Ty Erickson won the exact same rodeos as Biglow. Not only were both men 2019 World Champions, they were both Oakdale and Clark County Champions in 2024. Erickson was 10.1 seconds on two to win the latter and 7.9 on two to win the former. Like Biglow, his win total went from one to three over the weekend.
  • Bull rider Jake Lockwood made the highest marked ride of his ProRodeo career with 90.5 to win the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. The 24-year-old who has dabbled mostly in the PBR in the past looks like he may be making his first run at the NFR after his first career 90+ Point Ride in the PRCA paid him over $7,000. Lockwood’s last five qualified rides have all paid at least $4,000 and he already six rodeo wins this year. He entered 2024 with half that many in his PRCA career.
  • The winning bareback and saddle bronc horses at Clark County are full siblings from Sankey Pro Rodeo and Phenom Genetics. Stiletto carried Clayton Biglow to victory and Parody did the same for Riggin Smith. It was the first time Parody ever bucked in a ProRodeo. The horses are both living up to their terrific bloodline - their mother (Sozo), grandmother (Sudoku) and great grandmother (Dominos) are all NFR horses.
  • Barrel racer Jimmy Kay Cox turned in the fastest run of San Angelo on just her fifth Texas Swing run of the year. The only other Texas Swing Rodeo Cox competed in was San Antonio, which she got into by way of a qualifier. In San Angelo, her scorching 14.03-second run Saturday night gave her the Round 2 lead and took her to second in the Average.
  • The Rocky Mountain Rodeo Challenge (Utah) paid more than $5,000 to all three of its winners. The first year of this roughstock rodeo brought nice paydays to Jayco Roper, Damian Brennan and Dustin Boquet. All of whom were marked either 84.5 or 85 points.
  • Bull rider Clayton Sellars was the only one to ride two at the San Angelo Xtreme Bulls. The second-ranked Sellars moved closer to World No. 1 Creek Young as he won $14,778 for rides of 84 and 88.5 points. Overall, Sellars is 8-of-10 at X Bulls Events and once this money is added, he will be No. 1 in the Xtreme Bulls Standings.
  • Tie-down roper Marty Yates won the Clark County Fair and Rodeo while also holding the lead in San Angelo. Yates has already gone from outside the Top 20 to No. 8 in the PRCA World Standings in the last six weeks and he could climb even higher soon. He just added $8,477 for a win in Clark County and is in the driver’s seat in San Angelo with the Finals next weekend. At the Clark County Fair and Rodeo, his aggregate time of 17.2 seconds edged Ty Harris by three tenths.
  • On his 27 qualified rides this season, saddle bronc rider Damian Brennan has been marked less than 80 points just twice. Brennan is No. 1 in the PRCA World Standings by more than $50,000 and it’s easy to see why, he has more rides in the 90s than the 70s and is averaging nearly 85 Points Per Ride.