Photo: Maci Berry Photo

Oakley City, Utah, was brimming with rodeo cowboys and cowgirls last night for the commencement of the annual Oakley Independence Day Rodeo. From the moment the chutes flew open, it was a night of big names and big scores, starting with the bareback riding. 

Traveling partners and best buds Tilden Hooper and Kaycee Feild both scored high enough to make the top three, with Kaycee winning the round with an 86.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo's City Lights and Richmond Champion taking second. 

Other notable moments included team ropers Charly Crawford and Logan Medlin stopping the clock at 4 seconds flat for the round win and Isaac Diaz and Lefty Holman splitting first and second in the bronc riding with 87 points each — just ahead of No. 1 in the standing Wyatt Casper, who scored 86 points. Steer wrestling champ Ty Erickson had the fastest time of the night with a 4.4 but it wasn't fast enough to get him in the money following the incredibly competitive slack round yesterday morning. To cap off the night, Daylon Swearingen and Braden Richardson both went 87 points on Bar T Rodeo bulls to split the round in the bull riding. 

Here's a look at who's topping the leaderboard in each event going into Performance 2, which kicks off at 9PM ET. For full results, click here

On The Cowboy Channel tonight at 9PM ET, ProRodeo Live will show highlights from Oakley City — as well as from Belton, Oakley City, Belle Fourche, and Prescott — so that you can follow all of the Cowboy Christmas action.

If you'd rather watch the action from any one location uninterrupted or if you want to catch up on previous performances, the PRCA on Cowboy Channel+ app allows you to stream the rodeos live or watch them anytime on-demand. Click here for our complete Fourth of July rodeo coverage schedule. 

 

BAREBACK RIDING1. Kaycee Feild, 86.5 points, 2. Richmond Champion, 84.5, 3. Tilden Hooper, 84

TILDEN HOOPER, RICHMOND CHAMPION, AND KAYCEE FEILD

STEER WRESTLING1. Cody Harmon, 3.3 seconds, 2. Walt Arnold, 3.4, 3. (tie) Jesse Brown, Nick Guy, Tyler Waguespack and Justin Rockhill, 3.6 each

TY ERICKSON

TEAM ROPING: 1. Charly Crawford/Logan Medlin, 4.0 seconds, 2. Colby Lovell/Paul Eaves, 4.2, 3. (tie) Hagen Peterson/Jace Nielsen and Kolton Schmidt/Hunter Koch, 4.6 each

SADDLE BRONC RIDING1. (tie) Isaac Diaz and Lefty Holman, 87 points each, 3. Wyatt Casper, 86

LEFTY HOLMAN, ISAAC DIAZ, WYATT CASPER

TIE-DOWN ROPING1. Ryan Jarrett, 7.4 seconds, 2. Owen Wahlert, 8.1, 3. Ike Fontenot, 8.2

BARREL RACING1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.00 seconds, 2. Megan Swint, 17.19, 3. Cindy Smith, 17.20

BULL RIDING1. (tie) Daylon Swearingen and Braden Richardson, 87 points each, 3. Jordan Spears, 86.5

DAYLON SWEARINGEN