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Bringing in the New Year

As the the new year of prorodeo sprung into action-so did our native cowboys and cowgirls.  The Ultimate Dream for each Cowboy and Cowgirl every year-  To make it to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Derrick Begay has qualified to the WNFR 5 times,  We will see him again on our Television screen come December.  Dustin Bird is setting high in the ranks of Team Roping& All Around Cowboy race-  We wish him well in rodeos to come-  Dustin will be at the RNCFR here soon-  Good Luck Dustin Bird.  Brooks Dahozy has a new partner, and is doing very well early into the season-Good Luck to Brooks Dahozy.  Good Luck to all our Native Cowboys and Cowgirls competing in 2013-  So far-  they are doing well-  Indian Rodeo News will continue following you all through out the year-  Tucson ProRodeo is still underway-   We will keep you posted on future Professional Rodeos and Big Ropings I see many cowboys did well at.  Have a Good Day you all-

 

                      Clint Harry-  In progress is the Tucson  ProRodeo-  Clint Harry and B.J. Campbell placed in the first go-round.   Tucson  rodeo  will conclude this weekend.

 

 

Today-  PRCA Standings

*Unofficial standings reflect placement at time of Web posting and can change *  Headers

Rank

Name

City

State

Earnings

1

Landon McClaugherty

Tilden

TX

$14,511.00

2

Dustin Bird

Cut Bank

MT

$13,607.00

3

Brock Hanson

Casa Grande

AZ

$11,620.00

4

Turtle Powell

Stephenville

TX

$11,157.00

5

Caleb Mitchell

Mason

TX

$10,961.00

6

Nick Sartain

Dover

OK

$10,384.00

7

Garrett Tonozzi

Fruita

CO

$10,174.00

8

Jake Cooper

Monument

NM

$8,411.00

9

Luke Brown

Stephenville

TX

$7,948.00

10

Bradley Massey

Perry

FL

$7,497.00

11

B.J. Campbell

Aguila

AZ

$6,589.00

12

Jesse Sheffield

Ogden

UT

$6,557.00

13

Brooks Dahozy

Window Rock

AZ

$6,363.00

14

Blaine Linaweaver

Irvine

CA

$6,245.00

15

Manny Egusquiza Jr.

Madison

GA

$6,241.00

16

Tate Kirchenschlager

Stephenville

TX

$6,120.00

17

Justin Davis

Madisonville

TX

$5,881.00

18

Tyler Wade

Terrell

TX

$5,633.00

19

Brad Hamilton

Pollok

TX

$5,519.00

20

Nathan McWhorter

Telephone

TX

$5,499.00

21

Clay Tryan

Billings

MT

$5,273.00

22

Payden Emmett

Ponca

AR

$4,922.00

23

Justin Lovell

Grapeland

TX

$4,860.00

24

Erich Rogers

Round Rock

AZ

$4,750.00

25

Arky Rogers

Lipan

TX

$4,626.00

26

Calvin Brevik

Durango

CO

$4,598.00

27

Nick Rawlings

Stephenville

TX

$4,495.00

28

Colby Lovell

Madisonville

TX

$4,367.00

29

Logan Olson

Flandreau

SD

$4,357.00

30

Blaine Vick

Dublin

TX

$4,262.00

31

Zayne Dishion

Bishop

CA

$4,183.00

32

Ross Lowry

Summerville

GA

$4,182.00

33

Jess Tierney

Hermosa

SD

$4,124.00

34

Ty Blasingame

Ramah

CO

$3,930.00

35

Charly Crawford

Prineville

OR

$3,913.00

36

Clay White

Shandon

CA

$3,876.00

37

Chase Wiley

Charlotte

TX

$3,866.00

38

Clayton Hass

Terrell

TX

$3,762.00

39

Trevor Brazile

Decatur

TX

$3,654.00

40

Blake Hirdes

Turlock

CA

$3,530.00

41

Bryce Palmer

Milton-Freewater

OR

$3,515.00

42

Shawn Bessette

Vaughn

MT

$3,271.00

43

Levi Simpson

Claresholm

AB

$3,229.00

44

Kaston Peavy

Bay Minette

AL

$3,218.00

45

Chad Masters

Cedar Hill

TN

$3,214.00

46

Tommy Edens

Gatesville

TX

$3,162.00

47

Coleman Proctor

Pryor

OK

$3,135.00

48

Travis Dorman

Dade City

FL

$3,132.00

49

Tyler Schnaufer

Pueblo

CO

$3,122.00

50

Derrick Begay

Seba Dalkai

AZ

$3,046.00

 

 

                                                                                 Brooks Dahozy, PRCA Team Roper-  13th place Header in the PRCA Standings

 

*Unofficial standings reflect placement at time of Web posting and can change.

Rank

Name

City

State

Earnings

1

Cody Wright

Milford

UT

$27,740.00

2

Tyler Corrington

Hastings

MN

$11,542.00

3

Taos Muncy

Corona

NM

$10,613.00

4

Brad Rudolf

Winnemucca

NV

$9,918.00

5

Spencer Wright

Milford

UT

$9,738.00

6

Cort Scheer

Elsmere

NE

$8,407.00

7

Will Smith

Marshall

MO

$7,727.00

8

Jacobs Crawley

College Station

Tx

$7,011.00

9

Jesse Kruse

Great Falls

MT

$6,941.00

10

Dean Wadsworth

Ozona

TX

$6,759.00

11

Heith DeMoss

Heflin

LA

$6,446.00

12

Jesse Wright

Milford

UT

$5,941.00

13

Bryan Hammons

Victoria

TX

$5,569.00

14

Troy Crowser

Whitewood

SD

$5,564.00

15

Jesse Bail

Camp Crook

SD

$5,090.00

16

Sterling Crawley

Stephenville

TX

$5,088.00

17

Joaquin Real

Woody

CA

$4,848.00

18

Chad Ferley

Oelrichs

SD

$4,699.00

19

Isaac Diaz

Desdemona

TX

$4,633.00

20

Curtis Garton

New

Zealand

$4,443.00

21

Clay Schaeffer

Dickinson

ND

$4,436.00

22

Tyrel Larsen

Inglis

MB

$4,345.00

23

Cole Elshere

Faith

SD

$4,301.00

24

Ben Londo

Pendleton

OR

$4,123.00

25

Bryan Martinat

Marsing

ID

$4,085.00

26

Jeremy Meeks

Belle fourche

SD

$4,053.00

27

Luke Butterfield

Ponoka

AB

$3,996.00

28

Bradley Harter

Weatherford

TX

$3,626.00

29

Ty Kirkland

Lufkin

TX

$3,516.00

30

Mert Bradshaw

Eagle Point

OR

$3,436.00

31

Chuck Schmidt

Keldron

SD

$3,325.00

32

Cody DeMoss

Heflin

LA

$3,168.00

33

Mike Johnson

Adair

OK

$3,036.00

34

John Redig

Gaviota

CA

$2,969.00

35

Jeremy Means

Eagle Butte

SD

$2,881.00

36

Shane Proctor

Grand Coulee

WA

$2,830.00

37

Eddie Parlier

Johnson

City TN

$2,745.00

38

Samuel Kelts

Millarville

AB

$2,724.00

39

Justin Caylor

Andalusia

AL

$2,590.00

40

Nick Laduke

Livermore

CA

$2,540.00

41

Dawson Jandreau

Kennebec

SD

$2,509.00

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shane Slack-Professional Tie-Down Roper

 

 

 

 

*Unofficial standings reflect placement at time of Web posting and can change. *Tie-Down Roping

Rank

Name

City

State

Earnings

1

Clint Robinson

Spanish Fork

UT

$16,631.00

2

Randall Carlisle

Castor

LA

$12,507.00

3

Sterling Smith

Stephenville

TX

$11,821.00

4

Shane Hanchey

Sulphur

LA

$11,299.00

5

Matt Shiozawa

Chubbuck

ID

$10,429.00

6

Jade Conner

Iowa

LA

$10,243.00

7

Justin Maass

Giddings

TX

$9,556.00

8

Stetson Vest

Childress

TX

$9,549.00

9

Jerome Schneeberger

Ponca City

OK

$9,188.00

10

Rhen Richard

Roosevelt

UT

$9,084.00

11

Cade Swor

Winnie

TX

$8,396.00

12

Jimmy Jumper

Midlothian

TX

$8,390.00

13

Barrett Threadgill

Hallettsville

TX

$7,321.00

14

Dane Kissack

Spearfish

SD

$7,215.00

15

Marty Yates

Stephenville

TX

$7,002.00

16

Houston Hutto

Tomball

TX

$6,987.00

17

Caleb Smidt

Yorktown

TX

$6,603.00

18

Blair Burk

Durant

OK

$6,600.00

19

Clint Cooper

Decatur

TX

$6,093.00

20

Cimarron Boardman

Stephenville

TX

$6,080.00

21

Jason Schaffer

Broadus

MT

$6,068.00

22

Justin Thigpen

Waycross

GA

$5,727.00

23

Jeremiah Peek

Pueblo

CO

$5,534.00

24

Tyson Durfey

Colbert

WA

$5,408.00

25

Josh Peek

Pueblo

CO

$5,287.00

26

Braxton Laughlin

Lake Charles

LA

$5,280.00

27

Ryan Jarrett

Comanche

OK

$5,006.00

28

Riley Pruitt

Gering

NE

$4,981.00

29

Payden Emmett

Ponca

AR

$4,951.00

30

Justin Macha

Needville

TX

$4,781.00

31

Boe Brown

Harrold

SD

$4,629.00

32

Blake Hirdes

Turlock

CA

$4,331.00

33

Jake Hannum

Plain City

UT

$4,207.00

34

Shane Slack

Idabel

OK

$4,193.00

 

Kassidy Dennison- Professional Barrel Racer

 

WOMEN’S PRO RODEO NEWS, June 2011-  By: Ted Harbin - TWistedRodeo

Most 18-year-olds have aspirations about how their lives will turn out. Athletes dream of championships and competition and beating the best in the business.

Kassidy Dennison isn’t your typical 18-year-old cowgirl. Yes, she sees those stars most want to grab, and she’d love to play on the grandest stage in the sport, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. But if it’s possible, her visions are beyond gold buckles.

“I’m interested in showing our young kids to have a dream and to do something big,” said Dennison, a Native American cowgirl who lives on the edge of the Navajo Nation in Tohatchi, N.M. “It’s like Derrick Begay; he gave people out here on our reservation motivation. Derrick’s really talented, and he’s the first Navajo to qualify for the NFR.

“I want to give somebody a dream, then help them follow it.”

She’s well on her way after winning the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo the first weekend of May, collecting $3,945 in the process. She won the first round with a 17.38-second run, six-100ths of a second faster than second-place finisher Susan Kay Smith. Dennison was even faster in her second-round run during the Friday night, May 6, performance, but the 17.27 was second best to Kim Schulze’s 17.20.

“Just before Guymon, I was having a hard time,” Dennison said. “I wasn’t really placing, and my horse wasn’t really working that well, but I just kept at it. I believe God has this plan for me, so I’ll just keep working at it.”

 

Dennison is a home-schooled high school senior, raised and educated by her parents, Karl and Debra, both of whom have been around rodeo most of their lives. Debra Dennison is half-Scottish, half-Navajo, and Karl is full-blooded Navajo. Each of their three children – Kyle, Devyn and Kassidy – share that lineage and their passion for the sport of rodeo.

Kassidy Dennison is the youngest sibling, and she still competes in the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association. In fact, she had to trade places with another cowgirl in order to make her second-round run in the opening performance in Guymon; Dennison was in a high school rodeo in Gallup, N.M., starting Saturday morning.

That eight-hour drive toward home – Gallup is half an hour south of Tohatchi – was important. Dennison is focused on finishing her high school rodeo career on a high note; she wants to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo this summer.

“I rode a different horse than I rode in Guymon, and I ended up winning second in barrels,” she said. “I didn’t do so well in breakaway.”

That’s not always the case. In fact, Dennison has earned five Indian National Finals Rodeo championships in her young career, the first of which was five years ago. She has earned four all-around titles and a barrel racing buckle.

Which leads us to 2011. Dennison turned 18, and she became a full-fledged member of the WPRA shortly thereafter. She travels the circuit with her 22-year-old sister, Devyn, who is on her WPRA permit.

“Since I’m going, my sister wants to give it a try,” Dennison said. “She’s been one of my biggest supporters. I know I wouldn’t have gone this far if it wasn’t for her.”

That’s true, but as any true rodeo hand will tell you, it takes a village to raise a champion. Her parents are in that mix, and so is her older brother, Kyle. Of course, none of it would be happening without Sierra Hall of Fame, her 5-year-old gelding out of La Ganadora by PESI Stallion Dash Ta Fame. Eagle is fast, but, as one might imagine, he’s green.

“When he’s on, he’s on,” Dennison said. “I got him last year in February. Dena Kirkpatrick found Eagle for me, and I was at her house all last year. I don’t even know how many months I stayed with her and worked with him. We really improved myself and him to where we are right now.

“Dena got me that opportunity. He was truly a blessing. He came from out of nowhere. I feel truly blessed to have him.”

Dennison realizes the talent she’s hauling, and she understands mistakes will be made. She’s figuring this will be a learning session, for her and her trusty mount.

“I realized we had nothing to lose and everything to gain,” she said. “This is both of our rookie years, and it’s the first time we’re rodeoing with the best girls. I’m going to look at every rodeo like it’s just another barrel race.

“I’ve really prepared myself to hit the road. I really want to succeed in this, so I’ve worked my way around and I’ve been meeting the right people to help me be successful.”

Success is measured in so many ways. For Dennison, it’s about reaching out to others, motivating them to live up to their potential and chasing their dreams.

“I want to make the NFR,” she said. “If I’m blessed to go that far, I plan on winning the NFR. I do want to go to college next year, and I want to get my degree in marketing. I’ll see where life takes me from there.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to be involved in rodeo. I’m doing it now so that, eventually, someone other than myself will see how interesting rodeo is. Maybe that can help grow rodeo out here on our reservation.”

Indian Rodeo News wish Kassidy Dennison the Best -  (Thank you, Ted Harbin)

WPRA Standings 2013 

Rank

Name

Hometown

State

Amount

1

MELBY, JANE

BURNEYVILLE

OK

$28,218.85

2

TAYLOR, FALLON

WHITESBORO

TX

$20,005.76

3

DICKSON, KENDRA

AUBREY

TX

$18,127.92

4

JACOB ®, TAYLOR

CARMINE

TX

$16,824.58

5

PIERCE, CARLEE

STEPHENVILLE

TX

$15,241.42

6

FOUTCH, NATALIE

ELDORA

IA

$14,208.92

7

LOCKHART, LISA

OELRICHS

SD

$11,198.66

8

MAYS, BRENDA

TERREBONNE

OR

$9,358.57

9

FISCHER, TAMMY

LEDBETTER

TX

$8,984.56

10

SELF (G), ANNESA

SANGER

TX

$8,235.19

11

CERVI, SHERRY

MARANA

AZ

$7,450.67

12

BESSERT, SAMMI

LOMA

CO

$7,155.92

13

WALKER (G), MARY

ENNIS

TX

$6,756.25

14

SQUIRES, KENNA

FREDONIA

TX

$6,671.66

15

CARRINGTON-FRENCH, KELLEY

BOSTON

GA

$6,619.44

16

BLANDFORD (G), KAY

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS

TX

$6,574.69

17

RUST, LEE ANN

STEPHENVILLE

TX

$5,844.58

18

GRAHAM, RAINY

GARDENDALE

TX

$5,753.18

19

POZZI, BRITTANY

VICTORIA

TX

$5,727.07

20

KIECKHEFER, SARAH

PRESCOTT

AZ

$5,337.57

21

KENT, JENNIFER

GRAND CANE

LA

$4,891.00

22

FLECK, BRITANY

SOLEN

ND

$4,849.75

23

BARRINGTON-LITTLE, BENETTE

ARDMORE

OK

$4,660.96

24

BLANCHARD, SYDNI

ALBUQUERQUE

NM

$4,415.65

25

MOSELEY, CASSIE

CEDAR LANE

TX

$4,222.22

26

COMBS, LIZ

ELTOPIA

WA

$4,189.66

27

O'QUINN (G), SABRA

OCALA

FL

$4,060.58

28

COX (G), JYMMY KAY

GONZALES

TX

$3,821.42

29

SEGELKE, HAYDEN

SNYDER

CO

$3,569.50

30

REEVES, SAVANAH

CROSS PLAINS

TX

$3,549.81

31

DENNISON, KASSIDY

TOHATCHI

NM

$3,540.84

32

MOODY, JILL

PIERRE

SD

$3,524.54

33

LITTLE, KAREN

SAN SABA

TX

$3,423.63

34

MOORE ®, JENNA MARIE

JOHNSON CITY

TX

$3,226.91

35

HINTON ®, JAIME

CERES

CA

$3,165.83

36

EAGLEBERGER, JESSI

STRINGTOWN

OK

$3,065.22

37

CADWALLADER, JENNA

PHOENIX

AZ

$3,057.16

38

ATTEA, SARAH

BRENTWOOD

TN

$2,848.75

39

RENICK, TANA

KINGSTON

OK

$2,819.03

40

VICK (G), LINDA

HESPERIA

CA

$2,709.73

41

WILLIAMS, MEGAN

DAINGERFIELD

TX

$2,668.07

42

ROBBINS, SHEENA

FRESNO

CA

$2,664.96

43

YATES (G), KELLY

PUEBLO

CO

$2,608.00

44

WALTER, THERESA

BILLINGS

MT

$2,576.57

45

KAY, AIMEE

BLUFF DALE

TX

$2,265.99

46

HALL, SHARIN

KINGSTON

OK

$2,262.07

 

 

                                                                     Erich Rogers

 

 

2013 Results

 

Odessa, Tx  -January 4-12  Beutler &Son Rodeos /Andrews Rodeos/Powder River

Bareback-  Bobby Mote 1st place,- Team Roping- 1st round, 3rd place tie-(4.7) Erich Rogers/Cory Koontz & B.J. Campbell/JoJo LeMond.  6th place,(4.9) Derrick Begay/Cesar DelaCruz. 2nd round 4th place(4.4)Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves.   Average- Erich Rogers/Cory Koontz  Saddle Bronc- 8th place tie-Dawson Jandreau, Tie-Down Roping- Blair Burk 16.1  on 2 hd.

 

Lincoln, Nebraska- January 25-26 

Barrel Race- 8th place, Sydney Means (11.59)

 

 

Denver, Co.  January 17-27  *Various Stock Contractors

Team Roping-1st go-round, 3rd place Derrick Begay/Cesar DeLa Cruz, 5th place Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 2nd place tie in the Average- Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves 16.0 on 3 hd.- Saddle Bronc- Dawson Jandreau, 83 pt.  –Tie Down Roping, 1st place, Shane Slack

 

Los Fresnos,TX.   January 17-27  Stace Smith contractor

Bull Riding- Cheyne Olney 3rd place 89 pt

 

 

Rapid City,SD-   Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo  - January 26-31

Bareback- 2nd place-Bobby Mote, 5th place tie Rollie Wilson, Team Roping- 1st place, Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves (3.8) Saddle Bronc- 1st place-Jeremy Meeks (86 pt.), 4th place tie-Jeremy Means, Barrel Race- 15th place, Kassidy Dennison (13.02)

 

Ft Worth, TX- January 24th- February 9  *- RafterG, Bad CO., Carr Rodeos, Western, Vold

Team Roping- Finals- 3rd place, Brooks Dahozy/Jaytin McCright (6.0) 6th place David Key/Bucky Campbell,  Average- 2nd place Brooks Dahozy/Jaytin McCright, 6th average- David Key/Bucky Campbell  Barrel Race- Sharin Hall 2nd round, 10th place- Average Sharin Hall 7th place

 

Belton, TX      February 7-9      Andrews Rodeo

Barrel Race- 8th place Kassidy Dennison (15.77)

 

 

Yuma, AZ        February 8-10    Honeycutt Rodeos

Steer Wrestling- Average winner, Michael Bates JR. 18.6 on 2 hd., Team Roping- 2nd round 5th place  Kelsey Phillips/Clint Harry (5.9) Tie-Down Roping 1st round, 3rd place tie- Donovan Yazzie/Pacen Marez (10.1)  4th place, Roy Begay,  Average winner –Donovan Yazzie (19.0) on two hd.

 

Bismarck,ND   February 8-9   Mosbrucker Rodeos  

Saddle Bronc- Jeremy Means 82 pt  4th place Britt Luger (77 pt) 5th place Rollie Wilson (74 pt.)

 

 

Jackson MS,  February 7-10     Stace Smith/Harper Rodeos

Bull Riding-  Cheyne Olney 84 pt

 

 

Okeechobee, FL   5 Star  Rodeos  

Steer Wretling- Rope Myers  4.1,  Tie-Down Roping-  Fred Whitfield, (7.9)

 

Good Luck Cowboys and Cowgirls!

         

                                 

 

 

 

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