(Editor's note: NWSSR release)
DENVER -- When the National Western Stock Show Rodeo came to a close on January 26th, nearly $600,000 in prize money had been distributed and one contestant was center stage at the end of the bull riding.
Brody Yeary from Morgan Mill, Texas, was one of two riders to last eight seconds in the final round of bull riding. His 83.5-point ride on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Rawhide was the high score, so Yeary got the title. He also won here last year. Reigning world champion Sage Kimzey, from Strong City, Oklahoma was the other successful bull rider on Sunday.
Yeary’s win was worth $7,860. He was ranked 8th in the world standings prior to his win here, so this could give him a boost. If Yeary continues at this pace, he is likely headed to his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) next December.
After finishing the regular season in 16th last year and missing the NFR by one spot, Utah’s Mason Clements is on a mission to be in Las Vegas next December. Clements competed there in 2017 and 2018. Clements won the bareback riding here with an 89.5-point ride on Cervi Rodeo’s’ Gander Goose. He won $7,367 here.
A newly formed duo got the title in the team roping. Cody Snow from Los Olivos, California, and Paul Eaves from Lonedell, Missouri each collected $6,471.
It was a great day for last year’s rookie of the year in the barrel racing. Carly Taylor from Andersonville, Tennessee stopped the clock in 14.99 seconds for the win. She collected $9,133.
Stetson Jorgensen from Blackfoot, Idaho, is coming off of his first NFR qualification in the steer wrestling. That momentum carried him to the National Western title with a 4.0 second run. Jorgensen was the high money earner in the Denver Coliseum at $9,574.
Five years ago, Adam Gray left Denver as the tie-down roping champion. He did it again in 2020 with a 7.2-second run. His win was worth $6,368.
National Western Stock Show Rodeo Champions
Bareback – Mason Clements, Draper, Utah, $7,367
Steer Wrestling – Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, $9,574
Team Roping – Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., $6,471 each
Saddle Bronc Riding – Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, $7815
Tie-Down Roping – Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, $6,368
Barrel Racing – Carly Taylor, Andersonville, Tenn., $9,133
Bull Riding – Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas, $7,860
Final Round Results:
Bareback Riding: 1, Mason Clements, Draper, Utah, 89.5 points on Cervi Rodeo’s Gander Goose, $5,427. 2, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa and tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 88.5 points and $3,618 each. 4, Craig Wisehart, Kersey, Colo., 87.5, $1,990. 5, (tie) Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, 86, $1,085. 7, Wyatt Bloom, Belgrade, Mont., 85.5, $724. 8, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 85, $542.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, 4.0 seconds, $4,225. 2, Jesse Brown, Baker City, Ore., 4.1, $3,675. 3, Chisum Docheff, Mead, Colo., 4.3, $3,123. 4, Justin Kimsey, Kennewick, Wash., 4.5, $2,572. 5, Carson Good, Long Valley, S.D., 4.6, $2,021. 6, Jake Nelson, Bozeman, Mont., 4.7, $1,470. 7, Cade Goodman, Waelder, Texas, 4.8, $919. 10, Bubba Boots, St. Anthony, Idaho, 5.0, $367.
Team Roping: 1(tie), Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.; and Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.; 4.2 and $3,919 each. 3, Garrett Tonozzi, Lampasas, Texas, and Dustin Davis, Terrell, Texas, 4.7, $3,099. 4, Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla., and Buddy Hawkins III, Columbus, Kan., 4.8, $2,552. 5, Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., 8.9, $2005. 6, (tie) Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, and Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla.; and Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta and Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas; 9.9, $1,185. 8, Coy Rahlmann, Ellsinore, Mo., and Ryan Von Ahn, Palmyra, Mo., 19.1, $365.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, (tie) Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, on The Cervi Brothers’ Ricky Bobby and Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., on Cervi Rodeo’s Avenger, 90 points and $4,585 each. 3, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla., 90, $2,941. 4, Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D., 86, $1,903. 5, (tie) Ben Anderson, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M.; and Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas; 85, $923. 8, Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, 82, $519.
Tie Down Roping: 1, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 7.2 seconds, $4,225. 2, (tie) Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.; and Shad Mayfield, Clovis, N.M.; 7.9, $3,399. 4, John Douch, Huntsville, Texas, 8.1, $2,572. 5, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 8.2, $2,021. 6, Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif., 9.4, $1,470. 7, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 10.4, $919. 8, Jarrett Oestmann, Limon, Colo., 12.2, $367.
Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Carly Taylor, Andersonville, Tenn., 14.99 seconds, $7,405. 2, Jimmie Smith, McDade, Texas, 15.07, $5,554. 3, Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas, 15.11, $3,702. 4, Abby Phillips, Marshall, Texas, 15.19, $1,851.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas, 83.5 points on Cervi Rodeo’s Rawhide, $4,898. 2, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 80.5, $3,755. (totals include ground money)