(PRCA contributed to this story)
CODY, Wyo. – Tuesday night was one Brody Cress has had circled for a long time.
The Wyoming saddle bronc rider nearly won a world title in his first trip to the National Finals Rodeo last year. He needed 86.5 points on Delta Force in the final round, and scored 86 – to lose by less than $3,000. Cress admits he made a mistake that night and has been waiting seven months for another chance, which he finally got at the Cody Stampede.
“I’m pumped to have her again,” Cress said before the ride. “There are some mistakes I made there in that round that I shouldn’t have. If I would have rode her perfect, then I would have won a world title. She’s always outstanding. You come to a Frontier rodeo, and she’s dang sure one that’s going to give you a chance to win it, so I’m excited to be able to get on her again, and get on her at one of the biggest 4th of July rodeos there is in front of the home state.”
Cress got his revenge: 88.5 points to jump into second overall at the Stampede. He came into the week third in the world. The 22-year-old will make another title run in December.
The following are unofficial results from the 99th annual Cody Stampede:
Third Performance –
Bareback Riding: 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84 points on MoBetta Rodeo’s Ranger. 2, (tie) Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, and Paden Hurst, Cypress, Texas, 81.5 each. 4, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 81.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Zak Jongbloed, Iowa, La., 5.7 seconds. 2, Wyatt Journey, Las Cruces, N.M., 6.0. 3, Cutter DeHart, Laramie, Wyo., 9.3. 4, Garrett Henry, Douglas, Wyo., 10.5.
Team Roping: 1, Joe Beaver and McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla., 4.7 seconds. 2, Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., 4.8. 3, Shawn Bessette, Great Falls, Mont., and Sid Sporer, Cody, Wyo., 5.1. 4, Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont., and Kasper Roy, Mossleigh, Alberta, 9.4.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 88.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force. 2, Chase Brooks, Dear Lodge, Mont., 86.5. 3, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 85. 4, Sage Newman, Melstone, Mont., 72.5.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Cooper Martin, alma, Kan., 7.6 seconds. 2, John Douch, Huntsville, Texas, 8.3. 3, Shane Smith, Wimborne, Alberta, 15.0. 4, Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 18.4.
Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Stevi hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.18 seconds. 2, Jamie Gee, Bliss, Idaho, 17.29. 3, Hannah Sharon, Dillon, Mont., 17.39. 4, Callahan Crossley, Hermiston, Ore., 17.57.
Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah, 85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Back Down. 2, Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho, 74. 3, Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb., 71.
Current leaders –
Bareback Riding: 1, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, on Burch Rodeo’s Maria Bartimoro, and Tyler Nelson, Victor, Mont., on Frontier Rodeo’s Tip Off, 85 points each. 3, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84. 4, Blake Smith, Zap, N.D., 83.5. 5, Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta, 83. 6, Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, 82.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., 3.7 seconds. 2, Tucker Allen, Oak View, Calif., 3.9. 3, Sterling Lambert, Fallon, Nev., 4.0. 4, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 4.1. 5, Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, 4.2. 6, Tristan Martin, Sulphur, La., 4.4.
Team Roping: 1, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 4.1 seconds. 2, Joe Beaver and McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla., 4.7. 3, Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., 4.8. 4, (tie) Lane Ivy, and Blaine Vick, Dublin, Texas; Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas, and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.; and Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho, and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.; 5.0 each.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 89 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf. 2, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 88.5. 3, Ryder wright, Milford, Utah, 88. 4, Chase Brooks, Deer lodge, Mont., 86.5. 5, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 85. 6, Chanse Darling, Hyattville, wyo., 83.5.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kans., 7.6 seconds. 2, Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 8.0. 3, Caddo Lewallen, Morrison, Okla., 8.1. 4, (tie) Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas; Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas; Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas; and Mesquite Mahaffey, Sweetwater, Texas; 8.4 each.
Women’s Barrel Racing: 1, Katie Jolly, Deer Trail, Colo., 17.05. 2, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.18. 3, Kynzie McNeill, Shallowater, Texas, 17.22. 4, Jamie Gee, Bliss, Idaho, 17.29. 5, Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont., 17.30. 6, Hannah Sharon, Dillon, Mont., 17.39.
Bull Riding: 1, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 89.5 points on MoBetta Rodeo’s Woody, . 2, Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 88. 3, Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo., 86.5. 4, Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah, 85.5. 5, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 78. 6, Aaron Williams, Pismo Beach, Calif., 75..