(Susan Kanode/Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo)
FORT WORTH, Texas — Sudden debt usually isn’t good news, but for bull rider Elliot Jacoby, a bull named Sudden Debt was great Wednesday night at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
The Fredericksburg, Texas, cowboy was matched with the crossbred black bull from the Silver Creek Rodeo Company during his first round of competition. After a successful ride that resulted in an 88.5-point score, he took the lead in the first round of competition.
It was much needed for Jacoby. It’s been three years since he was among the best bull riders in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He had qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2013 and 2014. Then an injured groin followed by a year where he didn’t ride to his potential left him watching rodeo’s championships on television.
Last year, he was just outside the top 15 at 20th. With a win here, he will get his season off to a good start and could be back in Las Vegas next December. He will have his second-round bull here on Thursday night and that matchup has the potential to be another high score. He will get on Grandpa Joe from Dakota Rodeo, a bull that has been selected for several championship events.
While Jacoby is excited about his success here, he still gets nervous every time he gets on a bull. The nerves are all from a desire to do well, not because he is climbing on the back of an 1,800-pound animal that is determined to get him off his back. Jacoby also has added to his family with a daughter Emrie Skye who gives him an extra reason to want to do well.
“It’s more important than ever,” he said. “It’s not just me anymore. Winning Fort Worth would be huge for me. It’s such a prestigious, traditional place. I love the buckles here—they haven’t changed the style over the years and that makes them really special. It would mean a lot to me to keep this up.”
Jacoby is not in the 2018 world standings yet. He stands to win a good check in the first round and if he adds to that, he would move into the top 15. He was one of two successful bull riders here on Wednesday. Lane Nobles, from Gatesville, Texas, who scored 86.5 on a bull named Salty Dog, might be buying real estate here. He won the Fort Worth Xtreme Bulls competition last week and took home more than $16,000 and is placing second behind Jacoby in the first round.
Thursday is TCU Day at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo with one rodeo performance at 7:30 p.m. in historic Will Rogers Coliseum
FORT WORTH. — The following are unofficial results from Wednesday at the World’s Oldest Indoor Rodeo® at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 24, 2018.
Bareback Riding: (two rides) 1, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 79.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Honky Tonk. 2, Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 76.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 4.8 seconds. 2, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 7.9. 3, Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D., 12.9. 4, Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif., 13.8.
Team Roping: 1, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, and Aaron Macey, Post, Texas, and Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Ca., 5.3 seconds. 3, Lightning Aguilera, Athens, Texas, and Brady Norman, Springer, Okla., 5.4. 4, Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala., and Trace Porter, Leesville, La., 10.8.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev., 84 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Citation. 2, Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, 79. 3, Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 78.5. 4, (tie) Clayton Brum, Lockeford, Calif., and Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La., 76.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Cody Huber, Albia, Iowa, 8.9 seconds. 2, Michael Perry, Bandera, Texas, 9.1. 3, Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, 9.7. 4, Chris Demases, Pilot Point, Texas, 10.8.
Barrel Racing: 1, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 17.03 seconds. 2, Kelly Foreli, Alva, Okla., 17.04. 3, Whitney Davison, Stephenville, Texas, 17.34. 4, Lauren Underwood, Meeker, Okla., 17.42.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburgh, Texas, 88.5 points on Silver Creek Rodeo’s Sudden Debt. 2, Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas, 86.5.
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah, 86.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Secret Agent Man. 2, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 85.5. 3, (tie) Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., and Tyler Waltz, Martin, Tenn., 81. 5, Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D., 80.5. 6, Mason Clements, Springville, Utah, 80. (second round) 1, (tie) Breuer on Andrews Rodeo’s Rags to Riches and Clements on J Bar J Rodeo’s Live Bunny, 85 points. 3, Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, 82.5. 4, Kaycee Feild, 80. 5, (tie) Tanner Aus and Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 79. (third round) 1, Clements on United Pro Rodeo’s Jungle Cat, 89 points. 2, Hooper, 86. 3, Breuer, 81. 4, Lamb, 79.5. 5, (tie) Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D., and Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., 76. (total on three) 1, Clements, 254. 2, Breuer, 241.5. 3, Feild, 241. 4, Aus, 235.5. 5, Lamb, 233.5. 6, O’Connell, 227.5.
Steer Wrestling: (second round leaders) 1, (tie) Ricky Riley, Sapulpa, Okla., and Damian Padilla, Rio Rico, Ariz., 4.5 seconds. 3, Sean Mulligan, Coleman, Okla., 4.6. 4, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 4.7. 5, (tie) Monty Eakin, Pecos, Texas; Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., and Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 4.8. (total on two) 1, Brunner, 9.0. 2, Mulligan, 9.4. 3, Wyatt Lindsay, Cuchillo, N.M., 10.2. 4, Edge, 10.8. 5, Trevor Knowles, Mt. Vernon, Ore., 12.6. 6, Newt Novich, Twin Bridges, Mont., 16.1. 6, Trevor Nelson, Moorcroft, Wyo., 18.1.
Team Roping: (first round) 1, Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prude, Brazil, 4.8 seconds. 2, J.B. James, Jr., Bennett Colo., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 5.1. 3, (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, and Aaron Macey, Post, Texas, and Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Ca., 5.3. 5, Lightning Aguilera, Athens, Texas, and Brady Norman, Springer, Okla., 5.4. 6, Tyler Wojciechowski, Hico, Texas and Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas, 5.6. (second round) 1, Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif., and Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore., 4.0 seconds. 2, Mitchell Barney, Logan, Iowa, and J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa, 4.5. 3, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 4.6. 4, Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas, and Cody Hogan, Benton, Ark., 4.9. 5, Tyler Wojciechowski and Ross Ashford, 5.1. 6, Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz., and Lane Mitchell, Bolivar, Tenn., 5.3. (total on two) 1, Wojciechowski and Ashford, 10.7 seconds. 2, Proctor and Saebens, 14.0. 3, Driggers and Nogueira, 14.9. 4, Green and Hogan, 16.0. 5, Butch Levell, Glenwood, Iowa., and Lucas Falconer, Backus, Minn., 21.3. 6, Cody Wheeler, Whitesboro, Texas, and Wesley Moss, Decatur, Texas, 21.5.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 86.5 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Faded Charm. 2, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 86. 3, Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev., 84. 4, Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah, 81. 5, (tie) Dylan Henson, Bloomfield, Minn., and Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 80. (second round) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 86.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Orange Crush. 2, Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla., 85.5. 3, Cress, 84. 4, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 83.5. 5, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 82. 6, Cort Scheer, Douglas, Wyo. 80.5. (total on two) 1, Cress, 170.5. 2, Crawley, 163.5. 3, Gordon, 163. 4, Diaz, 161. 5, Scheer, 156.5. 6, Jesse Wright, 156.
Tie-Down Roping: (second round leaders) 1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.1 seconds. 2, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 8.4. 3, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 8.8. 4, Cody Huber, Albia, Iowa, 8.1. 5, (tie) Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, and Michael Perry, Bandera, Texas, 9.1. (total on two) 1, Kormos, 16.7 seconds. 2, Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas,18.1. 3, Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, 18.2. 4, Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan., 19.1. 5, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.,19.5. 6, Braxton Laughlin, Sulphur, La., 19.7.
Barrel Racing: (first round) 1, Cayla Small, Burneyville, Okla.,16.61 seconds. 2, Jodi Colton, Spring Hill, Tenn., 16.62. 3, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 16.76. 4, (tie) Kim Schultze, Larkspur, Colo., and Jody McKay, Red Oak, Okla., 16.78. 6, Liz Herrin, Big Spring, Texas, 16.79. 7, Cheyenne Kelly, Hallettsville, Texas, 16.86. 8, Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas, 16.87.
Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburgh, Texas, 88.5 points on Silver Creek Rodeo’s Sudden Debt. 2, Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas, 86.5. 3, Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 81.5. 4, Colby Demo, Red Bluff, Calif., 81. 5, (tie) Jimy Marten, Donahue, Iowa, and Laramie Mosley, Satanta, Kan., 80. (second round) 1, Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 87 points on Andrews Rodeo’s B A’s Unicorn. 2, Bingham, 85. 3, Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah, 84.5. 4, Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas, 84. 5, Ethan Lesiak, Clarks, Neb., 82. 6, Keaton Moody, Hartshorne, Okla., 78,.5. (total on two) 1, Bingham, 166.5 points. 2, Demo, 161.5. 3, Mize, 156. 4, Marten, 148.5. 5, Jed Jones, Garden Valley, Idaho, 129. (on one) 6, Jacoby, 88.5.