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(PRCA media release)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bull rider Trevor Kastner is on a roll at the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, with $14,269 won so far at the event.

The 30-year-old Oklahoma cowboy had the only qualified ride in the first two rounds and also won the third round – all while he and his wife, Kate, await the birth of their first child, McKenna Mae.

“At San Antonio they take the best bull riders from the PRCA, so you expect them to stay on, so to be the only one to stay on for two rounds is really rare,” Kastner said.

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Kastner was already at the top of the 2018 PRCA World Standings with $34,700 won this season, not counting his San Antonio earnings.

Kastner’s first ride was for 78 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Hot Rod. Usually a 78-point ride isn’t cause for excitement, but as the only cowboy to make eight seconds, it was worth $5,945 – ground money included.

“He just jumped and kicked down the chutes for a few jumps and then turned to the right,” Kastner said, noting that he didn’t know much about Hot Rod before the ride.

Kastner returned to the arena Feb. 9 to land a 91-point ride on Four Star Rodeo’s Yellow Fever, which tied for the second-highest score so far for the 2018 season. As the only qualified ride for the second time in a row, Kastner was up to $11,891 won as the third round approached.

“That’s a bull I’d seen two or three times and he’s tough to get by,” Kastner said. “I lucked out and stayed on him. … I don’t think he has a set pattern, so it’s jump by jump on him.”

Competition heated up for the third round, but Kastner remained on top with his 85.5-point ride on Four Star Rodeo’s The Bachelor.

Now Kastner has about 10 days until the semifinals, but there won’t be much resting as his daughter is due Feb. 19. No matter when she comes, Kastner has every intention of being there for his daughter’s birth.

“She’s due any day now,” Kastner said. “It’s pretty exciting – I’m probably more excited about my daughter coming than I am about the rodeo, but both are exciting. I’ll be there for the birth, if possible. I’m home now and if she (Kate) goes into labor, I’m going to drop what I’m doing and get home. Hopefully, she has her now before the semifinals.”

2018 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial through Feb. 12, 2018

All-around
1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $23,401
2 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 21,044
3 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 15,668
4 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas 14,634
5 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 13,769
6 Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. 10,049
7 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 10,043
8 Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif. 9,340
9 Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss. 7,847

Bareback Riding
1 Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas $21,461
2 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 19,911
3 Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D. 19,096
4 J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo. 18,616
5 Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif. 18,181
6 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 17,107
7 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 16,749
8 Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala. 15,152
9 Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. 14,282
10 Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M. 14,132
11 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 11,677
12 Mason Clements, Springville, Utah 11,654
13 Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La. 10,825
14 Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 10,472
15 Evan Jayne, Marseille, France 9,815
16 Clint Laye, Pocatello, Idaho 9,766
17 David Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 8,901
18 Tanner Phipps, Dalton, Ga. 8,702
19 Grant Denny, Minden, Nev. 8,692
20 Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn. 8,569

Steer Wrestling
1 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. $27,440
2 Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 22,168
3 Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La. 21,716
4 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 19,081
5 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 15,321
6 Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D. 13,594
7 Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La. 12,607
8 Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D. 12,317
9 Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 11,990
10 Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D. 11,967
11 Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho 11,938
12 Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark. 11,213
13 Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif. 11,148
14 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 11,052
15 Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas 10,709
16 Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 10,096
17 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 9,744
18 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 9,396
19 Jace Melvin, Fort Pierce, S.D. 8,792
20 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 8,633

Team Roping (header)
1 Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $30,326
2 Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C. 21,339
3 Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif. 18,115
4 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 15,292
5 Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas 14,236
6 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 12,828
7 Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif. 11,210
8 Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss. 10,949
9 Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla. 10,430
10 Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla. 9,224
11 Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn. 9,009
12 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8,959
13 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 8,939
14 Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho 8,770
15 Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla. 8,753
16 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 8,584
17 John Alley, Adams, Tenn. 8,513
18 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 8,177
19 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 8,057
20 Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas 7,742

Team Roping (heeler)
1 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $30,326
2 Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 22,577
3 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 21,339
4 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 16,263
5 Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore. 14,993
6 Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas 14,425
7 Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas 12,099
8 Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 10,814
9 Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 10,430
10 Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 10,213
11 Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas 9,224
12 Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas 9,156
13 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 9,107
14 Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga. 9,009
15 Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla. 8,753
16 Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn. 8,513
17 Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz. 7,742
18 Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. 7,660
19 Brady Norman, Springer, Okla. 7,645
20 Jake Edwards, Fort Ann, N.Y. 7,610

Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas $36,147
2 Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo. 33,490
3 Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 18,718
4 Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas 18,100
5 Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa 14,594
6 Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla. 14,079
7 Joey Sonnier, New Iberia, La. 13,473
8 Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M. 12,939
9 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 12,846
10 Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah 12,498
11 Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla. 12,321
12 Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta 10,934
13 J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D. 10,892
14 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 10,415
15 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 10,350
16 Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo. 10,225
17 Ty Manke, Hermosa, S.D. 10,017
18 Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 9,898
19 CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah 9,159
20 Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 8,846

Tie-down Roping
1 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas $35,118
2 Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. 33,498
3 Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 23,156
4 Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 15,853
5 Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash. 14,881
6 Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 14,728
7 Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M. 13,859
8 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 13,808
9 Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas 13,353
10 Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas 12,222
11 Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas 11,214
12 Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 10,932
13 Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas 10,833
14 Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 10,630
15 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 9,992
16 Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas 9,829
17 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 9,620
18 J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah 9,220
19 Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La. 9,051
20 Cody Huber, Albia, Iowa 8,533

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 Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla. $34,701
2 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. 29,680
3 Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla. 29,287
4 Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore. 21,834
5 Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas 20,973
6 Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas 19,535
7 Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho 17,716
8 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 17,479
9 Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 15,341
10 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. 14,661
11 Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga. 14,506
12 Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas 14,109
13 Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas 13,588
14 Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 13,526
15 Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa 13,281
16 Bayle Worden, Cooper, Texas 12,709
17 Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. 11,794
18 Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas 10,737
19 Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La. 10,350
20 Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas 10,082

*2018 Barrel Racing (Feb. 12, 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 $34,186
2 Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla. 27,131
3 Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 24,764
4 Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas 23,042
5 Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore. 20,024
6 Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas 15,403
7 Tiana Schuster, Krum, Texas 15,084
8 Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas 15,069
9 Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla. 12,936
10 Nikki Hansen, Dickinson, N.D. 11,990
11 Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo. 11,843
12 Cheyenne Kelly, Halletsville, Texas 11,746
13 Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo. 11,721
14 Bobbi Grann, Sheyenne, N.D. 11,351
15 Wendy Culberson, Okeechobee, Fla. 11,151
16 Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz. 11,051
17 Ashley Day, Volborg, Mont. 10,156
18 Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho 9,932
19 Christina Mulford, Franklinville, N.J. 9,840
20 Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas 9,758

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