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Haven Meged, Chase Brooks among winners at Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

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Posted at 8:01 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 11:44:11-05

KALISPELL -- Have Meged was up to his old tricks at the 42nd annual Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, which concluded Saturday at Majestic Valley Arena.

The Miles City cowboy won all three rounds of tie-down roping, winning the first round in 10.1 seconds, the second in 9.0 seconds and the third in 9.7 seconds. His 28.8 seconds on three head netted him the average title.

Chase Brooks had a big weekend, too, scoring 249 points on three head to win the saddle bronc average. He was second in the first round with an 85-point ride, finishing behind Houston Brown's 90. Brooks was third in Round 2 with a 79, finishing behind Travis Nelson (84.5 points) and Keenan Reinhardt (82). Brooks capped the weekend with an 85-point ride to win Round 3.

Wyatt Bloom won all three rounds on his way to the average title in bareback. He scored an 86-point ride in the first round to tie for first with Richmond Champion, won the second round outright with an 89-point ride, and then tied with Blade Elliott to win Round 3 with 85.5 points.

Parker Breding won the second and third rounds of the bull riding to claim the average title with 173.5 points on two head and finish ahead of Hawk Whitt (163 points), Connor Murnion (146) and Payton Fitzpatrick (89). Fitzpatrick won the first round with his 89-point ride.

Scott Guenthner won the steer wrestling average, totaling 14.0 seconds on three head. He was the first round with a 4.1-second time. Timmy Sparing won the second and third rounds, and finished fourth in the average.

Radley Day and Taylor Williams took the team roping average, finishing second, fourth and fourth in the three rounds. Caden Camp and partner John Bell finished fourth in the average after tying for first place in the second round and placing third in the third round. Camp, who also tied for second in the second round of steer wrestling, won the all-around title.

Maggie Poloncic took the first and third rounds of barrel racing and Tara Stimpson took the second, but it was Erin Williams taking the average title. Williams' 44.88 seconds on three head was just faster than Stimpson's 44.96 time.

42nd annual Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
Jan. 15-16, at Majestic Valley Arena, Kalispell

All-around cowboy: Caden Camp, $3,431, steer wrestling and team roping.

Bareback riding: First round: 1. (tie) Wyatt Bloom, on J Bar J’s Beyond Bugs, and Richmond Champion, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Outlaw Tunes, 86 points, $1,298 each; 3. Tristan Hansen, 85, $742; 4. (tie) Dalton May and Caleb Bennett, 83.5, $185 each. Second round: 1. Wyatt Bloom, 89 points on J Bar J’s Shady Lounge, $1,483; 2. Caleb Bennett, 88, $1,112; 3. Richmond Champion, 86.5, $742; 4. Buck Lunak, 85.5, $371. Third round: 1. (tie) Wyatt Bloom, on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Prarie Rose, and Blade Elliott, on Brookman Rodeo’s Famous Dex, 85.5 points, $1,298 each; 3. Buck Lunak, 84, $742; 4. Richmond Champion, 83.5, $371. Average: 1. Wyatt Bloom, 260.5 points on three head, $2,225; 2. Richmond Champion, 256, $1,668; 3. Caleb Bennett, 250, $1,112; 4. Tristan Hansen, 245, $556.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Scott Guenthner, 4.1 seconds, $1,483; 2. Bridger Chambers, 4.5, $1,112; 3. Jake Nelson, 5.1, $742; 4. Will Stovall, 5.7, $371. Second round: 1. Timmy Sparing, 4.3 seconds, $1,483; 2. (tie) Caden Camp and Will Powell, 4.8, $927 each; 4. Jake Nelson, 5.3, $371. Third round: 1. Timmy Sparing, 4.1 seconds, $1,483; 2. Ty Erickson, 4.3, $1,112; 3. Scott Guenthner, 4.5, $742; 4. Bode Scott, 5.3, $371. Average: 1. Scott Guenthner, 14.0 seconds on three head, $2,225; 2. Jake Nelson, 18.2, $1,668; 3. Shawn Downing, 18.4, $1,112; 4. Timmy Sparing, 22.8, $556.

Team roping: First round: 1. Brady Tryan/Justin Viles, 5.4 seconds, $1,431 each; 2. Radley Day/Taylor Williams, 6.6, $1,073; 3. Delon Parker/Ryan Zurcher, 7.4, $715; 4. Shawn Bessette/Matt Robertson, 11.7, $358. Second round: 1. (tie) Caden Camp/John Bell and Dustin Bird/Sid Sporer, 5.8 seconds, $1,252 each; 3. Jace Johnson/Chase Gauger, 5.9, $715; 4. Radley Day/Taylor Williams, 7.0, $358. Third round: 1. Brady Tryan/Justin Viles, 4.7 seconds, $1,431 each; 2. Jace Johnson/Chase Gauger, 5.2, $1,073; 3. Caden Camp/John Bell, 5.9, $715; 4. Radley Day/Taylor Williams, 11.6, $358. Average: 1. Radley Day/Taylor Williams, 25.2 seconds on three head, $2,146 each; 2. Brady Tryan/Justin Viles, 10.1 on two head, $1,610; 3. Jace Johnson/Chase Gauger, 11.1, $1,073; 4. Caden Camp/John Bell, 11.7, $537.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Houston Brown, 90 points on New West Rodeo Productions’ Moderation, $1,483; 2. Chase Brooks, 85, $1,112; 3. Travis Nelson, 84, $742; 4. Sage Newman, 83.5, $371. Second round: 1. Travis Nelson, 84.5 points on Brookman Rodeo’s Kid Rock, $1,483; 2. Keenan Reinhardt, 82, $1,112; 3. Chase Brooks, 79, $742; 4. Brody Wells, 78, $371. Third round: 1. Chase Brooks, 85 points on New West Rodeo Productions’ Spirit World, $1,483; 2. Sage Newman, 80.5, $1,112; 3. Connor Murnion, 79.5, $742; 4. JC DeSaveur, 79, $371. Average: 1. Chase Brooks, 249 points on three head, $2,225; 2. Keenan Reinhardt, 238.5, $1,668; 3. Travis Nelson, 168.5 on two head, $1,112; 4. Sage Newman, 164, $556.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Haven Meged, 10.1 seconds, $1,483; 2. Coltin Rauch, 10.5, $1,112; 3. Bryce Bott, 10.8, $742; 4. Jade Gardner, 11.4, $371. Second round: 1. Haven Meged, 9.0 seconds, $1,483; 2. Bryce Bott, 9.5, $1,112; 3. Coltin Rauch, 10.8, $742; 4. Bode Scott, 11.2, $371. Third round: 1. Haven Meged, 9.7 seconds, $1,483; 2. Coltin Rauch, 10.4, $1,112; 3. (tie) Jade Gardner and Bode Scott, 11.1, $556 each. Average: 1. Haven Meged, 28.8 seconds on three head, $2,225; 2. Bryce Bott, 31.5, $1,668; 3. Coltin Rauch, 31.7, $1,112; 4. Will Powell, 36.5, $556.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Maggie Poloncic, 14.66 seconds, $1,572; 2. Carmel Wright, 14.84, $1,179; 3. Tara Stimpson, 14.90, $786; 4. Erin Williams, 14.98, $393. Second round: 1. Tara Stimpson, 14.80 seconds, $1,572; 2. Tammy Carpenter, 14.81, $1,179; 3. Lisa Anderson, 14.92, $786; 4. Hannah Sharon, 14.94, $393. Third round: 1. Maggie Poloncic, 14.76 seconds, $1,572; 2. Lisa Anderson, 14.81, $1,179; 3. Erin Williams, 14.86, $786; 4. Milee Dailey, 14.98, $393. Average: 1. Erin Williams, 44.88 seconds on three head, $2,358; 2. Tara Stimpson, 44.96, $1,768; 3. Milee Dailey, 45.04, $1,179; 4. Lindsay Kruse, 45.08, $589.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Payton Fitzpatrick, 89 points on J Bar J’s Muscle Car Magic, $1,483; 2. Luke Gee, 86, $1,112; 3. (tie) Tristan O’Neal and Michael Crews, 79, $556 each. Second round: 1. Parker Breding, 85.5 points on JS Rodeo’s Red, $1,483; 2. Beau Nordahl, 82, $1,112; 3. Hawk Whitt, 77, $742; 4. Connor Murnion, 70, $371. * Third round: 1. Parker Breding, 88 points on J Bar J’s Little Hoot, $2,039; 2. Hawk Whitt, 86, $1,668; no other qualified rides. Average: 1. Parker Breding, 173.5 points on two head, $2,225; 2. Hawk Whitt, 163, $1,668; 3. Connor Murnion, 146, $1,112; 4. Payton Fitzpatrick , 89 on one head, $556. *(all totals include ground money).