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(PRCA media release)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Winning events during the PRCA’s winter run can propel a cowboy to future success. That’s exactly what bull riders Jordan Hansen and Riker Carter are hoping for after triumphs this past weekend.

Hansen and Carter each won Division 2 Xtreme Bulls events on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, respectively, in Rapid City, S.D.

Hansen earned a $3,807 first-place check with his 87.5-point ride on Summit Pro Rodeo’s No. +8 during the first night of Xtreme Bulls action.

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“I haven’t been making much going to winter rodeos this year, and it is definitely a good confidence-booster to get that win,” said Hansen, 24. “I had never seen that bull before, but I heard quite a few good things about him. When I nodded, he bucked and then he turned back to the right and stayed spinning the whole time.”

The Ponoka, Alberta, cowboy moved up to 58th place in the Jan. 29 PRCA World Standings with $4,032.

“I’m glad to turn things around in Rapid City and get some money to move up in the standings,” Hansen said. “The run for Vegas has already started.”

Hansen is coming off his debut appearance at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER last month in Las Vegas. He finished eighth in the final world standings with $180,295. He placed in four rounds, highlighted by winning Round 8 with an 86-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Tequila. He earned $84,038 at the WNFR and finished sixth in the average.

“It was definitely a lifelong dream to be at the WNFR, and then I won a round, which was also on Canada Night, and I couldn’t pick a better day to do that,” said Hansen, who was the Canadian National Champion in 2016. “I thought it was going to be a cool experience, and it was even better than I thought.”

Carter, meanwhile, took top honors in Rapid City with his 87.5-point ride on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Mobster Jan. 27. He also left town with a $3,807 check.

“It felt good to get that win and break the ice for the year,” said Carter, 25. “I had never seen that bull in person, but a bunch of my friends told me he was a really good bull. He sure bucked and was good enough to get a good score on.”

The Stone, Idaho, cowboy finished 29th in the world standings last year with $51,757. In 2016, Carter placed a career-best 19th in the world standings with $58,261. Carter is 64th in the Jan. 29 standings.

“I’m ready to rodeo and good to go and I’m up tonight in Fort Worth (Texas),” Carter said. “This year I just need to be more consistent and have fun. When you’re having fun is usually when you’re staying on and making money.”

2018 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Jan. 29, 2018

All-around
1 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. $21,044
2 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 15,668
3 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 14,634
4 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 13,367
5 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 10,043
6 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 9,340
7 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 7,847

Bareback Riding
1 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas $20,952
2 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 19,911
3 Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 18,190
4 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 17,107
5 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 15,974
6 Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala. 15,152
7 Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M. 12,947
8 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 12,015
9 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 10,825
10 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 9,815
11 Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho 9,766
12 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 9,031
13 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 8,702
14 Grant Denny, Minden, Nev. 8,692
15 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 8,569
16 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 8,510
17 Justin Pollmiller, Weatherford, Okla. 7,733
18 James Carter, Monroe City, Mo. 7,589
19 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 7,482
20 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 7,291

Steer Wrestling
1 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta $19,081
2 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 19,060
3 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 16,037
4 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 12,710
5 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 12,607
6 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 11,213
7 Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 11,148
8 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 11,052
9 Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 10,096
10 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 9,744
11 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 9,396
12 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 9,080
13 Jace Melvin, Bluff Dale, Texas 8,792
14 Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D. 8,046
15 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 7,993
16 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 7,979
17 Joe Brown, Oxford, Pa. 7,789
18 Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La. 7,344
19 Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 7,179
20 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 7,085

Team Roping (header)
1 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $25,941
2 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 14,236
3 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 12,741
4 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 10,430
5 Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 8,997
6 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8,959
7 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 8,939
8 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 8,753
9 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 8,584
10 Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss. 8,537
11 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 8,177
12 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 8,057
13 Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif. 8,036
14 Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas 7,742
15 Eric Fabian, Gansevoort, N.Y. 7,610
16 John Alley, Adams, Tenn. 7,218
17 Tanner Baldwin, Vail, Ariz. 7,147
18 Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo. 7,142
19 Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif. 7,055
20 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 6,980

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $25,941
2 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 16,263
3 Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 14,265
4 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 12,741
5 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 10,814
6 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 10,430
7 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 10,213
8 Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore. 9,950
9 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 9,107
10 Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga. 8,997
11 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 8,753
12 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 7,742
13 Brady Norman, Springer, Okla. 7,645
14 Jake Edwards, Fort Ann, N.Y. 7,610
15 Trace Porter, Leesville, La. 7,317
16 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 7,218
17 Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif. 7,055
18 Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo. 7,025
19 Richard Durham, Henrietta, Texas 6,995
20 Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla. 6,898

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $23,131
2 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 22,346
3 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 17,026
4 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 16,966
5 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 14,594
6 Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M. 12,939
7 Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La. 12,674
8 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 10,934
9 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 10,225
10 Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 9,898
11 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 9,809
12 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 9,056
13 Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 8,846
14 Tyler Baeza, Lake Charles, La. 8,511
15 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 8,294
16 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 8,246
17 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 8,240
18 Troy Crowser, Whitewood, S.D. 8,148
19 Joe Farren, Cottondale, Fla. 8,096
20 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 7,712

Tie-down Roping

1 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas $29,393
2 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 15,052
3 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 14,264
4 Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M. 13,859
5 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 13,300
6 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 11,242
7 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 10,647
8 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 10,216
9 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 9,992
10 Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas 9,829
11 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 9,620
12 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 8,512
13 Reno Gonzales, Scott, La. 8,294
14 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 8,162
15 Nolan Conway, Browning, Mont. 8,057
16 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 6,709
17 Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La. 6,664
18 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 6,607
19 Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 6,378
20 Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla. 6,345

Steer Roping
1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $15,268
2 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 8,367
3 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 8,026
4 Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas 7,043
5 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 6,662
6 Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D. 6,546
7 Shay Good, Midland, Texas 5,952
8 Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo. 5,878
9 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas 5,630
10 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 5,610
11 Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas 5,522
12 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 5,484
13 Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas 5,468
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 5,454
15 Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla. 5,076
16 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 4,230
17 Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo. 4,025
18 Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas 3,941
19 Kelton McMillen, Paden, Okla. 3,894
20 John E. Bland, Turkey, Texas 3,810

Bull Riding
1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $29,470
2 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 22,342
3 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. 21,018
4 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 18,136
5 Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas 16,129
6 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 14,838
7 Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga. 14,506
8 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 13,666
9 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 13,526
10 Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas 13,463
11 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 13,291
12 Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa 12,831
13 Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas 12,709
14 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 11,097
15 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 10,737
16 Mike Adams, Union Bridge, Md. 9,188
17 Joseph Vazquez, Alamogordo, N.M. 8,882
18 Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D. 8,813
19 Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 8,484
20 Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D. 8,466

*2018 Barrel Racing (Jan. 29, 2018)
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 Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas $29,504
2 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 19,179
3 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 15,403
4 Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas 15,084
5 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 15,069
6 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 13,945
7 Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla. 12,277
8 Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D. 11,990
9 Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo. 11,721
10 Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla. 11,151
11 Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. 11,008
12 Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho 9,932
13 Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz. 9,857
14 Christina Mulford, Franklinville, NJ 9,840
15 Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont. 9,363
16 Kristen Spratt, Huntsville, Texas 8,932
17 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. 8,898
18 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 8,530
19 Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla. 8,527
20 Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 7,357

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