May 24, 2018

WNFR: Yates wins again in tie-down, Diaz takes first in barrels

Lingleville barrel racer Britany Diaz, wife of esteemed saddle bronc rider Isaac Diaz, won the Mandan Rodeo Days in 15.25 seconds. She is shown competing in the 2014 National Finals Rodeo. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

By BRAD KEITH

Photos courtesy DUDLEY BARKER, dudleydoright.com

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(December 9, 2014) — Marty Yates and the rest of the contingency Erath County and surrounding area are simply dominating at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Marty Yates became the first competitor at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to win three go-rounds Tuesday night, when he shared top money in the round six tie-down roping in 6.9 seconds. || Photo by DUDLEY BARKER, dudleydoright.com
Marty Yates became the first competitor at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to win three go-rounds Tuesday night, when he shared top money in the round six tie-down roping in 6.9 seconds. || Photo by DUDLEY BARKER, dudleydoright.com

Local competitors won more than $100,000 Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, pushing their total to more than $650,000 through six rounds.

Yates roped and tied his way to a third win in his first WNFR appearance, completing his run in 6.9 seconds to share top money – more than $17,000 each – with Matt Shiozawa. Yates is the first competitor in any event to win three go-rounds at these finals.

Yates also won in rounds one and four and was sixth in round three. He has won more than $58,000 through six rounds, and despite missing twice to fall out of the average, is now third in the world standings behind only Shiozawa and Tuf Cooper.

Britany Diaz gave the local competitors another victory, pocketing $19,000 and change with a first-place ride of 13.89 seconds in the barrel race Tuesday.

Bobby Mote remained perfect in the bareback riding with his sixth straight successful ride pushing him to the top of the average. He earned more than $15,000 Tuesday for placing second with a score of 83 aboard Turkish Whiskey.

Bobby Mote placed second in the bareback riding  with Tuesday's score of 83 on Turkish Whiskey. More importantly, he jumped to the top of the pack in the average through six rounds at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. || Photo by DUDLEY BARKER, dudleydoright.com
Bobby Mote placed second in the bareback riding with Tuesday’s score of 83 on Turkish Whiskey. More importantly, he jumped to the top of the pack in the average through six rounds at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. || Photo by DUDLEY BARKER, dudleydoright.com

Stephenville header Turtle Powell and Morgan Mill heeler Dakota Kirchenschlager returned to the team roping money for the first time since winning the opening two rounds. They placed second in 4.2 seconds, earning more than $15,000 each.

It was another banner night for local team ropers as a whole. Header Jake Barnes was part of a third-place run of 4.40 seconds and leads the average with a total of 38 seconds on six head. Lipan header Clay Tryan and Huckabay heeler Jade Corkill were fourth in 5.0. They are second in the average at 44.30 on six.

Hico legendary tie-down roper Cody Ohl finished fourth in the go-round in 7.3. He’s still looking for his record-tying 51st victory in an NFR go-round after earning his 50th in round three.

Round seven is Wednesday night. The CBS Sports telecast begins at 9 p.m. CST.

Round 6 results and standings according to the PRCA:

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Round 6 – Dec. 9
Bareback riding: 1. Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 86 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Movie Madness, $19,002; 2. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore., 83.0, $15,018; 3. (tie) Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, and Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.; and Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, 81, $8,071 each; 6. (tie) Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, and Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 80, $1,532 each; 8. Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, 79; 9. Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 78.5; 10. Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, 77.5; 11. Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 74.5; 12. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 71; 13. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., 70.5; 14. (tie) Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., and Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., NS. World standings: 1. Kaycee Feild, $201,807; 2. Austin Foss, $162,408; 3. Steven Peebles, $145,932; 4. Bobby Mote, $143,581; 5. Justin McDaniel, $121,981; 6. Tim O’Connell, $119,900; 7. Will Lowe, $115,104; 8. Richmond Champion, $110,470; 9. Winn Ratliff, $103,076; 10. Steven Dent, $93,633; 11. Jake Vold, $92,713; 12. Caleb Bennett, $92,296; 13. Tilden Hooper, $86,570; 14. Jessy Davis, $75,757; 15. J.R. Vezain, $70,208.
Steer wrestling: 1. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas, 3.5 seconds, $19,002; 2. Wyatt Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 3.6, $15,018; 3. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 3.7, $11,340; 4. Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb., 4.1, $7,969; 5. Bray Armes, Ponder, Texas, 4.2, $4,904; 6. (tie) Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., and Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., 4.8, $1,532 each; 8. Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 5.2; 9. (tie) Casey Martin, Sulphur, La.; Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., and Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 5.5 each; 12. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 8.5; 13. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 19.0; 14. (tie) Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., and Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., NT. World standings: 1. Luke Branquinho, $128,976; 2. Nick Guy, $124,341; 3. Trevor Knowles, $123,066; 4. Casey Martin, $102,959; 5. K.C. Jones, $101,058; 6. Kyle Irwin, $100,653; 7. Clayton Hass, $94,353; 8. Bray Armes, $85,153; 9. Curtis Cassidy, $84,421; 10. Dru Melvin, $80,399; 11. Seth Brockman, $73,468; 12. Cole Edge, $72,424; 13. Wyatt Smith, $72,206; 14. Dakota Eldridge, $69,452; 15. Ty Erickson, $66,568.
Team roping: 1. Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz./Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev., 4.0 seconds, $19,002; 2. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas/Dakota Kirchenschlager, Morgan Mill, Texas, 4.2, $15,018; 3. Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz./Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Ariz., 4.4, $11,340; 4. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 5.0, $7,969; 5. Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz./Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 5.3, $4,904; 6. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla./Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.5, $3,065; 7. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga./Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 8.8; 8. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore./Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo., 11.8; 9. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas/Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 15.2; 10. (tie) Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.; Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont./Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.; Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash./Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.; Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore./Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.; Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla./Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, and Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas/Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., NT. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Tryan, $147,113; 2. Trevor Brazile, $129,290; 3. Dustin Bird, $124,663; 4. Turtle Powell, $122,332; 5. Coleman Proctor, $116,780; 6. Riley Minor, $111,393; 7. Erich Rogers, $110,923; 8. Charly Crawford, $99,756; 9 Jake Barnes, $99,619; 10. Brandon Beers, $97,267; 11. Kaleb Driggers, $96,028; 12. Luke Brown, $92,065; 13. Aaron Tsinigine, $87,076; 14. Nick Sartain, $80,028; 15. Tom Richards, $74,713. World standings (heelers): 1. Jade Corkill, $147,113; 2. Travis Graves, $129,290; 3. Paul Eaves, $127,755; 4. Dakota Kirchenschlager, $118,972; 5. Jake Long, $117,780; 6. Brady Minor, $111,393; 7. Cory Petska, $111,270; 8. Shay Carroll, $100,815; 9. Jim Ross Cooper, $97,267; 10. Patrick Smith, $96,028; 11. Junior Nogueira, $89,611; 12. Kollin VonAhn, $89,065; 13. Rich Skelton, $80,028; 14. Clay O’Brien Cooper, $79,258; 15. Cesar de la Cruz, $66,484.
Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 79 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Rich N Fancy, $19,002; 2. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 78.5, $15,018; 3. (tie) Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., and Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 78, $9,654 each; 5. Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn., 77.5, $4,904; 6. (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., and Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 76.5, $1,532 each; 8. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 75; 9. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, 74; 10. (tie) Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, and Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 71 each; 12. (tie) Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas; Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.; Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., and Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., NS. World standings: 1. Heith DeMoss, $141,766; 2. Taos Muncy, $141,437; 3. Cort Scheer, $141,031; 4. Cody Wright, $130,394; 5. Wade Sundell, $124,944; 6. Jacobs Crawley, $120,450; 7. Spencer Wright, $110,069; 8. Tyler Corrington, $104,052; 9. Cody DeMoss, $96,719; 10. Jake Wright, $86,767; 11. Cole Elshere, $82,449; 12. Chad Ferley, $81,674; 13. Bradley Harter, $77,900; 14. Jesse Wright, $77,495; 15. Dustin Flundra, $77,133.
Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, and Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, 6.9 seconds, $17,010 each; 3. (tie) Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, and Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 7.3, $9,654 each; 5. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 7.5, $4,904; 6. (tie) Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., and Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., 7.6, $1,532 each; 8. (tie) Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., and Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas, 8.0 each; 10. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.5; 11. Ryan Watkins, Bluff Dale, Texas, 9.6; 12. Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 11.7; 13. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 15.7; 14. (tie) Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, and Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas, NT.World standings: 1. Tuf Cooper, $164,652; 2. Matt Shiozawa, $148,551; 3. Marty Yates, $141,268; 4. Trevor Brazile, $131,854; 5. Cade Swor, $115,243; 6. Cody Ohl, $109,877; 7. Shane Hanchey, $104,207; 8. Clint Robinson, $102,137; 9. Hunter Herrin, $100,842; 10. Clint Cooper, $96,976; 11. Timber Moore, $95,126; 12. Adam Gray, $93,307; 13. Tyson Durfey, $73,742; 14. Ryan Watkins, $72,283; 15. Reese Riemer, $66,317.
Barrel racing: 1. Britany Diaz, Solen, N.D., 13.89 seconds, $19,002; 2. Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 13.90, $15,018; 3. Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo., 13.91, $11,340; 4. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, 14.08, $7,969; 5. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., 14.13, $4,904; 6. Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas, 14.18, $3,065; 7. Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 14.28; 8. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 14.29; 9. Samantha Lyne, Cotulla, Texas, 14.35; 10. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 18.72; 11. Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 18.86; 12. Kassidy Dennison, Tohatchi, N.M., 18.90; 13. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 18.96; 14. Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 19.00; 15. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 19.32. World standings: 1. Fallon Taylor, $203,803; 2. Kaley Bass, $175,201; 3. Lisa Lockhart, $173,261; 4. Michele McLeod, $134,052; 5. Britany Diaz, $131,604; 6. Kassidy Dennison, $126,072; 7. Nancy Hunter, $122,372; 8. Sherry Cervi, $117,261; 9. Christy Loflin, $107,980; 10. Mary Walker, $107,681; 11. Trula Churchill, $107,136; 12. Carlee Pierce, $104,529; 13. Christine Laughlin, $93,135; 14. Jana Bean, $86,353; 15. Samantha Lyne, $70,577.
Bull riding: 1. Aaron Pass, Dallas, Texas, 83.5 points on Honeycutt Rodeo’s Pair a Dice, $19,002; 2. Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 73.5, $15,018; 3. Beau Hill, West Glacier, Mont., 72, $11,340; 4. (tie) Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas; Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas; J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas; Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah; Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo.; Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas; Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah; Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.; Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas; Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.; Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., and Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif., NS.World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, 222,546; 2. Trey Benton III, $159,874; 3. Cody Teel, $128,947; 4. Joe Frost, $123,500; 5. Aaron Pass, $104,550; 6. Tim Bingham, $100,652; 7. Beau Hill, $97,807; 8. J.W. Harris, $93,244; 9. Elliot Jacoby, $80,057; 10. Ty Wallace, $78,917; 11. Brennon Eldred, $77,830; 12. Jordan Spears, $77,043; 13. Reid Barker, $76,227; 14. Tyler Smith, $73,105; 15. Josh Koschel, $72,837.
Total payout: $6,375,000. Stock contractors: Various. Rodeo secretary: Sunni Deb Backstrom. Assistant secretary: Jackie Higlin. Contestant office manager: Vickie Shireman. Officials: Wade Berry, Terry Carlon, Skip Emmett, George Gibbs, Chuck Hoss, Allan Jordan Jr., Bruce Keller, Butch Kirby, Steve Knowles, Joe Bob Locke, Cliff Overstreet, Harry Rose Jr., Rocky Steagall and Mike Todd. Timers: Sherry Rice Gibson, Tammy Braden and Jessi Franzen. Announcers: Wayne Brooks, Randy Corley and Boyd Polhamus. Specialty acts: Rider Kiesner, Madison MacDonald and Kenny Petet. Bullfighters: Chuck Swisher, Dusty Tuckness and Cody Webster.Barrelman: Justin Rumford. Barrrelman alternate: Mark Swingler. Livestock superintendent: John Barnes. Assistant livestock superintendent: Ryan Brown.Roughstock chute boss: Tom Neuens. Timed-event chute boss: Tony Amaral.Pickup men: Josh Edwards and Chase Cervi. Pickup man alternate: Matt Twitchell.

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