World Champions Crowned in Las Vegas

World Champions Crowned in Las Vegas

December 14, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (RFDTV) - 

Just five months ago, Steven Peebles nearly died. But he left the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, Dec. 3-12, with a remarkable haul. The 26-year-old from Redmond, Ore., captured the bareback riding world title, the WNFR average championship and the RAM Top Gun award.

Peebles edged four-time World Champion Kaycee Feild by $10,523 after Feild failed to earn a check in the final round. Peebles almost lost his life in July after suffering a broken rib that nicked an artery and filled his lungs with blood at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup. He was rushed to the hospital and made it without a moment to spare as doctors were able to drain his lungs and save his life. He won the WNFR average with a score of 832.5 points on 10 head, which was 30 points more than second-place Seth Hardwick.

In tie-down roping, Caleb Smidt was “just planning on winning second” to 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile. But he finished first in the WNFR average race with a time of 80.7 seconds on 10 head, while Brazile figure-eighted the tail of his calf in the final round and fell in the average. That allowed Smidt to win the world title by $14,299.

The steer wrestling lead changed hands almost nightly during the 10 rounds of the WNFR, but when the dust settled tonight, Hunter Cure had captured his second gold buckle in three years. Cure – who also won the world title in 2013 – captured the gold buckle with $241,515. Dakota Eldridge won the average with 45.6 seconds on 10 head, but finished second in the world with $211,669.

“This was anybody’s ballgame, and it was there for whoever was going to step up and take it,” the 32-year-old Cure, from Holliday, Texas, said. “I felt like my horse (Charlie) had worked great all week long and my hazer (Matt Reeves) did an outstanding job, so I just needed to stay the course and work on my craft and see how it worked out in the end.”

An unlikely pair took home the world team roping championships – unlikely because they aren’t partners. There was a split with the gold buckles, as header Aaron Tsinigine – who partners with Ryan Motes – and heeler Kollin VonAhn – who ropes with Luke Brown – won the world titles, while their partners both finished second.

“This has been my dream since I was a kid,” the 29-year-old Tsinigine said. “When I was growing up on the (Navajo) reservation I would have never dreamed of winning a world championship. Everything’s coming true for me tonight.”

It was the second world title for VonAhn, who won the 2009 championship with Nick Sartain. The 32-year-old from Durant, Okla., entered the WNFR ranked sixth in the world heeling standings. He not only won the gold buckle, but also his third WNFR average title (2009 and 2013).

“Luke has done such a great job all week, he should be sitting here, too,” VonAhn said. “I never could have planned on this happening. Going into tonight I was just going to be happy with second in the average. As much money as the Finals paid this year I was just going to be tickled to be here and enjoy it. Then everything started to fall apart, and this is just the way the cookie crumbled.”

Saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley, 27, of Stephenville, Texas, won the average with a score of 810.5 points on 10 head, even though he didn’t take a single victory lap over the 10 nights of the WNFR. He was one of only two men to ride all 10 horses – CoBurn Bradshaw was 803.5 points on 10 head. Crawley’s earnings of $276,247 were enough to hold off Wade Sundell by just $3,182.

Barrel racer Callie duPerier was competing at her first WNFR. The 22-year-old from Boerne, Texas, entered Las Vegas first in the world, and that’s where she finished – in both the world standings and the WNFR average.

“I thought I was taking the lap just for the winning the average, then when they told me I had won the world I just started crying,” she said. “It is just so awesome. I have to thank God first, my dad and (horse) Dillon, and just everybody that has been behind me all year long.”

Sage Kimzey, 21, of Strong City, Okla., became the first bull rider in history to win the gold buckle in each of his first two seasons as a PRCA card holder.

Frontier Rodeo was voted 2015 PRCA Stock Contractor of the year, and its horses won honors as Top Stock of the Wrangler NFR. Full Baggage was named Top Bareback Horse of the NFR for the third time), while Medicine Woman won for the second time. Steven Peebles scored 89.5 points to win Round 8 on Full Baggage; Jacobs Crawley scored 88.5 to place second in Round 5 on Medicine Woman. The top bull was Bruiser from D&H Cattle; he bucked off Kody DeShon in Round 2 and Joe Frost in Round 9.

10th Performance Results, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

Bareback riding: Average standings: 1. Steven Peebles, 832.5 points on 10 head, $67,269; 2. Seth Hardwick, 802.5, $54,577; 3. Kaycee Feild, 792.5, $43,154; 4. Tim O’Connell, 785.5, $31,731; 5. Will Lowe, 778.0, $22,846; 6. Tanner Aus, 767.0, $16,500. WNFR earnings: 1. Steven Peebles, $224,054; 2. Kaycee Feild, $175,471; 3. Seth Hardwick, $136,231; 4. Tim O’Connell, $121,353; 5. Tanner Aus, $73,756; 6. Austin Foss, $62,827; 7. Will Lowe, $60,817; 8. Clint Laye, $52,038; 9. Evan Jayne, $43,788; 10. Bobby Mote, $41,462; 11. Jake Brown, $39,558; 12. Winn Ratliff, $26,654; 13. Orin Larsen, $22,529; 14. Clint Cannon, $11,000; 15. Caleb Bennett, $8,462. World standings: 1. Steven Peebles, $314,140; 2. Kaycee Feild, $303,617; 3. Seth Hardwick, $226,870; 4. Tim O’Connell, $217,917; 5. Austin Foss, $171,568; 6. Tanner Aus, $169,417; 7. Will Lowe, $153,799; 8. Jake Brown, $147,551; 9. Evan Jayne, $146,808; 10. Clint Laye, $142,346; 11. Bobby Mote, $139,947; 12. Orin Larsen, $114,156; 13. Winn Ratliff, $112,408; 14. Clint Cannon, $107,686; 15. Caleb Bennett, $99,764.

Steer wrestling: Average standings: 1. Dakota Eldridge, 45.6 seconds on 10 head, $67,269; 2. Hunter Cure, 52.1, $54,577; 3. Tanner Milan, 52.6, $43,154; 4. Ty Erickson, 55.1, $31,731; 5. Seth Brockman, $22,846; 6. Tyler Waguespack, 63.6, $16,500. WNFR earnings: 1. Hunter Cure, $139,122; 2. Dakota Eldridge, $134,115; 3. K.C. Jones, $117,615; 4. Ty Erickson, $98,154; 5. Tanner Milan, $83,135; 6. Clayton Hass, $79,115; 7. Seth Brockman, $68,115; 8. Baylor Roche, $66,423; 9. Luke Branquinho, $65,365; 10. Casey Martin, $63,603; 11. Trevor Knowles, $52,038; 12. Tyler Waguespack, $50,346; 13. Kyle Irwin, $33,987; 14. Blake Knowles, $24,891; 15. Nick Guy, $23,974. World standings: 1. Hunter Cure, $241,515; 2. Dakota Eldridge, $211,669; 3. K.C. Jones, $198,601; 4. Ty Erickson, $197,933; 5. Clayton Hass, $184,296; 6. Tanner Milan, $159,461; 7. Luke Branquinho, $151,557; 8. Seth Brockman, $149,674; 9. Baylor Roche, $147,979; 10. Casey Martin, $138,759; 11. Tyler Waguespack, $135,591; 12. Trevor Knowles, $133,166; 13. Kyle Irwin, $120,574; 14. Nick Guy, $117,262; 15. Blake Knowles, $99,638.

Team roping: Average standings: 1. Luke Brown/Kollin VonAhn, 65.3 seconds on 10 head, $67,269; 2. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 98.1, $54,577; 3. JoJo LeMond/Junior Nogueira, 50.2 on nine, $43,154; 4. Aaron Tsinigine/Ryan Motes, 65.3, $31,731; 5. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 67.8, $22,846; 6. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 102.4, $16,500. WNFR earnings (headers): 1. Luke Brown, $142,577; 2. Aaron Tsinigine, $133,904; 3. JoJo LeMond, $117,404; 4. Derrick Begay, $113,596; 5. Coleman Proctor, $110,212; 6. Colby Lovell, $99,423; 7. Trevor Brazile, $89,692; 8. Erich Rogers, $74,885; 9. Nick Sartain, $53,308; 10. Chad Masters, $48,231; 11. Clay Smith, $34,269; 12. Jake Cooper, $31,731; 13. Clay Tryan, $28,769; 14. Riley Minor, $11,000; 15. Matt Sherwood, $11,000. WNFR earnings (heelers): 1. Kollin VonAhn, $142,577; 2. Ryan Motes, $133,904; 3. Junior Nogueira, $117,404; 4. Clay O’Brien Cooper, $113,596; 5. Jake Long, $110,212; 6. Kory Koontz, $99,423; 7. Patrick Smith, $89,692; 8. Cory Petska, $74,885; 9. Rich Skelton, $53,308; 10. Travis Graves, $48,231; 11. Paul Eaves, $34,269; 12. Russell Cardoza, $31,731; 13. Jade Corkill, $28,769; 14. Travis Woodard, $11,000; 15. Brady Minor, $11,000. World standings (headers): 1. Aaron Tsinigine, $227,672; 2. Luke Brown, $224,987; 3. Derrick Begay, $218,464; 4. Trevor Brazile, $191,960; 5. Coleman Proctor, $190,341; 6. Colby Lovell, $188,253; 7. JoJo LeMond, $188,207; 8. Clay Tryan, $169,266; 9. Erich Rogers, $163,554; 10. Chad Masters, $150,889; 11. Nick Sartain, $137,386; 12. Jake Cooper, $122,664; 13. Clay Smith, $115,498; 14. Riley Minor, $88,592; 15. Matt Sherwood, $88,436. World standings (heelers): 1. Kollin VonAhn, $231,601; 2. Ryan Motes, $226,541; 3. Clay O’Brien Cooper, $219,584; 4. Junior Nogueira, $198,737; 5. Patrick Smith, $191,960; 6. Jake Long, $188,555; 7. Kory Koontz, $187,891; 8. Jade Corkill, $169,266; 9. Cory Petska, $159,712; 10. Travis Graves, $143,496; 11. Rich Skelton, $137,386; 12. Paul Eaves, $121,699; 13. Russell Cardoza, $107,811; 14. Travis Woodard, $99,519; 15. Brady Minor, $87,263.

Saddle bronc riding: Average standings: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 810.5 points on 10 head, $67,269; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 803.5, $54,577; 3. Wade Sundell, 737.5 on nine, $43,154; 4. Isaac Diaz, 730.5, $31,731; 5. Zeke Thurston, 671.0, $22,846; 6. Rusty Wright, 653.0 on eight, $16,500. WNFR earnings: 1. Jacobs Crawley, $157,385; 2. Wade Sundell, $168,385; 3. CoBurn Bradshaw, $153,577; 4. Rusty Wright, $118,462; 5. Isaac Diaz, $112,962; 6. Cody DeMoss, $99,423; 7. Cort Scheer, $54,577; 8. Heith DeMoss, $53,731; 9. Taos Muncy, $48,654; 10. Zeke Thurston, $45,692; 11. Jake Wright, $41,038; 12. Tyrel Larsen, $26,654; 13. Chuck Schmidt, $17,346; 14. Spencer Wright, $2,115; 15. Bradley Harter, $0. World standings: 1. Jacobs Crawley, $276,247; 2. Wade Sundell, $273,065; 3. Rusty Wright, $244,448; 4. CoBurn Bradshaw, $229,723; 5. Cody DeMoss, $228,820; 6. Isaac Diaz, $226,528; 7. Taos Muncy, $157,307; 8. Cort Scheer, $153,314; 9. Jake Wright, $136,462; 10. Heith DeMoss, $132,085; 11. Zeke Thurston, $127,970; 12. Chuck Schmidt, $112,256; 13. Tyrel Larsen, $97,826; 14. Spencer Wright, $86,454; 15. Bradley Harter, $81,310.

Tie-down roping: Average standings: 1. Caleb Smidt, 80.7 seconds on 10 head, $67,269; 2. Monty Lewis, 83.5, $54,577; 3. Matt Shiozawa, 84.2, $43,154; 4. Trevor Brazile, 87.4, $31,731; 5. Marcos Costa, 92.3, $22,846; 6. Marty Yates, 92.7, $16,500. WNFR earnings: 1. Caleb Smidt, $144,904; 2. Trevor Brazile, $126,077; 3. Matt Shiozawa, $121,846; 4. Monty Lewis, $96,885; 5. Hunter Herrin, $77,212; 6. Marty Yates, $77,000; 7. Tyson Durfey, $71,923; 8. Tuf Cooper, $70,654; 9. Sterling Smith, $70,442; 10. Marcos Costa, $53,731; 11. Cory Solomon, $50,769; 12. Shane Hanchey, $44,212; 13. Cade Swor, $38,923; 14. Ryan Jarrett, $28,769; 15. Timber Moore, $26,654. World standings: 1. Caleb Smidt, $242,354; 2. Trevor Brazile, $228,055; 3. Matt Shiozawa, $216,835; 4. Tuf Cooper, $211,457; 5. Monty Lewis, $189,788; 6. Marty Yates, $186,281; 7. Hunter Herrin, $181,024; 8. Tyson Durfey, $153,983; 9. Sterling Smith, $152,739; 10. Timber Moore, $149,452; 11. Marcos Costa, $148,073; 12. Cory Solomon, $143,252; 13. Cade Swor, $126,796; 14. Ryan Jarrett, $124,736; 15. Shane Hanchey, $124,668.

Barrel racing:  Average standings: 1. Callie duPerier, 140.41 seconds on 10 runs, $67,269; 2. Jackie Ganter, 141.07, $54,577; 3. Cassidy Kruse, 144.68, $43,154; 4. Michele McLeod, 145.19, $31,731; 5. Sherry Cervi, 146.04, $22,846; 6. Sarah Rose McDonald, 148.50, $16,500. WNFR earnings: 1. Sarah Rose McDonald, $139,827; 2. Michele McLeod, $138,346; 3. Callie duPerier, $126,923; 4. Cassidy Kruse, $126,077; 5. Lisa Lockhart, $123,538; 6. Fallon Taylor, $90,750; 7. Taylor Jacob, $87,365; 8. Jackie Ganter, $85,462; 9. Sherry Cervi, $49,077; 10. Jana Bean, $41,462; 11. Nancy Hunter, $40,615; 12. Carley Richardson, $19,673; 13. Mary Walker, $15,654; 14. Vickie Carter, $11,000; 15. Deb Guelly, $4,231. World standings: 1. Callie duPerier, $303,846; 2. Lisa Lockhart, $285,059; 3. Sarah Rose McDonald, $284,426; 4. Michele McLeod, $218,744; 5. Cassidy Kruse, $217,423; 6. Fallon Taylor, $187,578; 7. Taylor Jacob, $177,874; 8. Jackie Ganter, $164,780; 9. Sherry Cervi, $163,821; 10. Nancy Hunter, $147,301; 11. Mary Walker, $135,759; 12. Jana Bean, $111,624; 13. Carley Richardson, $107,493; 14. Vickie Carter, $83,768; 15. Deb Guelly, $74,000.

Bull riding: Average standings: 1. Cody Teel, 656.5 points on eight head, $67,269; 2. Sage Kimzey, 578.5 on seven, $54,577; 3. Shane Proctor, 413.5 on five, $43,154; 4. (tie) Joe Frost and Clayton Foltyn, 404.5, $27,288 each; 6. Ty Wallace, 328.0 on four, $16,500. WNFR earnings: 1. Cody Teel, $185,731; 2. Sage Kimzey, $142,577; 3. Shane Proctor, $113,385; 4. Clayton Foltyn, $108,731; 5. Joe Frost, $83,981; 6. Ty Wallace, $81,231; 7. Wesley Silcox, $74,462; 8. Brett Stall, $65,154; 9. Parker Breding, $44,000; 10. Caleb Sanderson, $38,500; 11. Reid Barker, $15,654; 12. Kody DeShon, $13,327; 13. Brennon Eldred, $6,769; 14. Chandler Bownds, $2,115; 15. Dustin Bowen, $0. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $327,178; 2. Cody Teel, $278,749; 3. Shane Proctor, $202,398; 4. Wesley Silcox, $190,240; 5. Clayton Foltyn, $183,957; 6. Joe Frost, $177,793; 7. Parker Breding, $176,247; 8. Ty Wallace, $155,135; 9. Brett Stall, $151,243; 10. Brennon Eldred, $126,810; 11. Caleb Sanderson, $113,614; 12. Chandler Bownds, $100,557; 13. Reid Barker, $89,501; 14. Kody DeShon, $85,960; 15. Dustin Bowen, $75,250.

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