(PRCA media release)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When veteran saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss walked off the medal podium, he was all smiles.

The Heflin, La., cowboy had reason for joy as he had just won $50,000 for taking the title at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo July 24.

DeMoss claimed the gold medal with his 87-point ride on Diamond G Rodeo’s Owen’s Mistake before a sellout crowd at the brand-new Days of ’47 Arena at Utah State Fairpark.

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“That should nail me a trip to the NFR, and now all the pressure is off as far as making the Finals,” DeMoss said. “This is definitely a feather in the hat. This is a big, cool rodeo. I never won this before when it was (the Days of ’47 Rodeo) downtown. I made it back here tonight by a half a point, in a tiebreaker at that. The stars lined up for me and I thank God for that. We usually win buckles; I have some gold at the house, and I’m glad to put this with the collection.”

DeMoss was 19th in the July 17 PRCA World Standings with $35,951, and with his performance Monday he moved up to third in the July 25 standings with $87,551.

“I had not been on that horse before,” DeMoss said. “Joe Lufkin, a buddy of mine, had (Owen’s Mistake) here the other day and it bucked him off and they marked the horse a 24. He’s dang sure the real deal and the first four or five jumps he felt really good. He was a bucking son of a gun.”

When DeMoss saw his name next to Owen’s Mistake, his aim was to keep his mind clear.

“I try not to think about it (the horse), and if I can keep my head out of it, then it seems like it works better for me,” he said.

After his victory, DeMoss’ next order of business was to think about what he was going to do with the pile of money he won.

“I’m probably going to just put that into the bank and I’m hoping I get to buy some land with it,” DeMoss said. “There’s a friend of mine down there (in Heflin, La.) I’ve been getting at to try and sell me some land, and I think this might do it.”

With his 13th trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER now looming, DeMoss was plenty thankful.

“God blessed me with a rhythm, and I thank him whenever I’m in time with it,” DeMoss said.

Other winners at the $1 million rodeo were bareback rider Wyatt Denny (88 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Diamond Hope), steer wrestler Ryle Smith (4.0 seconds), team ropers Jr. Dees and Tyler McKnight (4.4 seconds), tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (7.5 seconds), barrel racer Hailey Kinsel (17.06 seconds) and bull rider Sage Kimzey (90 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Komatsu’s War Party).

Smith earns $62,000 in Salt Lake City: Ryle Smith was the only contestant competing in two events July 24 in Salt Lake City, and he made the most of his opportunities. Smith earned $50,000 for winning the steer wrestling with a 4.0-second run and then went to the pay window for another $12,000 with his 8.2-second time in tie-down roping, which gave him the bronze medal. Smith is now fourth in the steer wrestling world standings with $77,589 and third in the all-around with $116,840. He’s also 27th in the tie-down roping standings with $39,251.

2017 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through July 25, 2017

AA: Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $159,146
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $150,896
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $128,001
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $107,643
TR-2: Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $110,343
SB: Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $132,707
TD: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $140,080
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Texas $179,158
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978

All-around
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $159,146
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 123,766
3 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 116,840
4 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 91,806
5 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 90,037
6 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 82,780
7 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 81,934
8 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 75,672
9 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 67,433
10 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 63,019
11 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 56,098
12 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 49,775
13 Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla. 44,288
14 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 40,358
15 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 40,041
16 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 39,385
17 Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb. 38,159
18 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 32,546
19 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 30,157
20 Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta 27,502

Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $150,896
2 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 99,319
3 Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev. 96,495
4 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas 82,517
5 R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, Calif. 76,524
6 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 75,617
7 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 75,339
8 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 72,604
9 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 69,899
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 65,011
11 Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas 62,005
12 Justin Miller, Billings, Mont. 59,329
13 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 58,488
14 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 57,076
15 Mason Clements, Santaquin, Utah 55,729
16 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 52,678
17 Wyatt Bloom, Bend, Ore. 51,502
18 Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba 49,750
19 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 48,537
20 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 48,401

Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $128,001
2 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 94,490
3 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 84,858
4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 77,589
5 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 71,273
6 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 67,443
7 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 66,775
8 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 63,712
9 Jon Ragatz, Beetown, Wis. 54,098
10 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 53,919
11 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 53,640
12 Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta 50,000
13 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,789
14 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 48,053
15 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 46,703
16 Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 46,278
17 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 45,325
18 Will Lummus, West Point, Miss. 45,160
19 J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Minn. 43,850
20 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,041

Team Roping (header)
1 Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga. $107,643
2 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 87,122
3 Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 82,115
4 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 76,064
5 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 70,162
6 Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D. 68,625
7 Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif. 68,528
8 Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta 60,583
9 Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz. 58,453
10 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 58,259
11 Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore. 56,466
12 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 53,672
13 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 51,803
14 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 47,087
15 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 42,778
16 Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala. 40,632
17 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 39,941
18 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 39,372
19 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 39,222
20 Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C. 38,088

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil $110,343
2 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 87,122
3 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 81,053
4 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 77,120
5 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 73,586
6 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 73,119
7 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 70,162
8 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 69,524
9 Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 62,500
10 Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta 60,583
11 Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 56,466
12 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 54,298
13 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 51,803
14 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 49,846
15 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 48,632
16 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 45,850
17 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 39,222
18 John Robertson, Polson, Mont. 37,227
19 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 34,362
20 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 33,174

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $132,707
2 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 120,708
3 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 87,551
4 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 76,331
5 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 76,073
6 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 67,646
7 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 65,222
8 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 62,805
9 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 62,492
10 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 62,444
11 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 60,653
12 Audy Reed, Spearman, Texas 58,857
13 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 55,729
14 Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 51,826
15 Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont. 48,367
16 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 43,303
17 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 41,924
18 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 40,546
19 Cody Wright, Milford, Utah 38,737
20 Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D. 38,452

Tie-down Roping
1 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $140,080
2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 112,718
3 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 88,889
4 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 88,162
5 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 79,914
6 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 67,160
7 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 63,522
8 Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 62,778
9 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 62,302
10 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 61,064
11 Randall Carlisle, Athens, La. 60,921
12 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 60,156
13 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 59,114
14 Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla. 58,286
15 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 57,183
16 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 55,851
17 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 54,074
18 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 53,707
19 Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas 51,513
20 Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 50,492

Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $57,978
2 Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas 51,544
3 Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. 50,551
4 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 49,299
5 J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas 40,494
6 John Bland, Turkey, Texas 39,981
7 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 34,511
8 Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo. 32,581
9 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 31,088
10 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 30,350
11 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 30,063
12 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 27,716
13 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 26,101
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 23,939
15 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 23,685
16 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 23,073
17 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 22,117
18 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 18,003
19 Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M. 17,777
20 Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas 17,552

Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $179,158
2 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 129,067
3 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 121,451
4 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 94,766
5 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 88,098
6 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 77,654
7 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 74,921
8 Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas 71,554
9 Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif. 68,307
10 Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa 68,061
11 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 66,949
12 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 66,816
13 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 65,538
14 Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho 62,670
15 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 54,495
16 Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas 54,411
17 Jordan Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta 54,314
18 Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah 51,011
19 Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas 49,903
20 Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 46,826

*2017 Barrel Racing (July 25, 2017)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.

1 Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas $229,280
2 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 131,318
3 Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas 115,201
4 Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 112,501
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 106,752
6 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 99,805
7 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 92,812
8 Tilar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas 73,452
9 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 67,642
10 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 66,189
11 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas 63,453
12 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 61,405
13 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 54,319
14 Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Texas 51,730
15 Ari-Anna Flynn, Charleston, Ark. 51,629
16 Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M. 51,334
17 Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas 49,212
18 Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo. 48,826
19 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 45,575
20 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 45,075

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