Mason Clements, Shad Mayfield among champions in San Antonio


Every San Antonio champion amassed at least $20,000 over the course of the rodeo, here’s a final recap of what happened in the AT&T Center Saturday night.

Bareback Riding

This year’s National Western Stock Show and Rodeo winner was a champion once again as Mason Clements rode Frontier Rodeo’s Gunfire for 91 points to earn $15,000 and propel him to victory.

Clements edged three-time world champion Tim O’Connell who had 89 points on Saturday. O’Connell was second overall in San Antonio, earning $19,875 for the rodeo.

North Dakota cowboy Ty Breuer was third overall after tying for second with O’Connell. Each earned $9,750 on Saturday night.


1. Mason Clements, $23,500

2. Tim O’Connell, $19,875

3. Ty Breuer, $17,250

4. Leighton Berry, $13,000

Steer Wrestling

Two-time world champion Tyler Waguespack stopped the clock at 3.8 seconds to win $15,000 on Saturday night which was enough to give him the most money of any steer wrestler in San Antonio.

Waguespack came into Saturday trailing Curtis Cassidy in total earnings but his run was .3 seconds faster than Cassidy’s. Waguespack finished with only $185 more than the Canadian cowboy.

Jace Melvin was third in Saturday’s performance with a time of 4.2 seconds, he was also third overall.


1. Tyler Waguespack, $23,250

2. Curtis Cassidy, $21,375

3. Jace Melvin, $12,500

4. Tanner Brunner, $11,750

Team Roping

Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves had a run of 4 seconds flat to tie for first in Saturday’s performance and win the rodeo.

Egusquiza/Graves tied with Matt Sherwood and Trey Yates in the finals. Sherwood/Yates each earned more than $20,000 in San Antonio, putting them in second place.

Charly Crawford and Logan Medlin were third.


1. Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, $24,000 each

2. Matt Sherwood/Trey Yates, $20,500

3. Charly Crawford/Logan Medlin, $15,375

4. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, $11,000

Saddle Bronc Riding

Wyoming cowboy Brody Cress went from the wild card to the winner’s circle in San Antonio.

He qualified for the finals on Friday night and was first out Saturday and rode Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Womanizer for 90.5 points, setting a mark that would not be topped all night.

With $24,750, Cress earned more money than any other cowboy at the rodeo.

Allen Boore and Shorty Garrett tied for second on Saturday night with each athlete earning 88 points. They finished second and third overall respectively.

1. Brody Cress, $24,750

2. Allen Boore, $21,000

3. Shorty Garrett, $17,167

4. Wyatt Casper, $16,250

Tie-down Roping

Shad Mayfield told that he likes pressure and he had plenty on Saturday night. He was the last one out and had to beat a time of 7.5 seconds to collect the short-go’s $15,000 first-place check and win the rodeo.

Well, he responded to the pressure Saturday night with a 6.9 second run to win San Antonio.

“This feels great,” Mayfield said afterward. “This is my favorite rodeo.”

The win was even sweeter for the 19-year-old because he was roping in front of his father Sylvester, a two-time NFR qualifier himself.

“At the start, he told me to make the short go and he would come up and watch me,” Shad said. “He flew in (Feb. 22). To win it is a huge accomplishment for me, and my dad being here made it even better.”


1. Shad Mayfield, $24,500

2. Timber Moore $19,250

3. Catfish Brown, $18,250

4. Cody Huber, $14,000

Barrel Racing

It has been a good last 10 days for Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi. After winning in San Angelo, the Texas cowboy girl did it again in San Antonio.

She had a run of 14.02 seconds to tie with Jill Wilson for the top time on Saturday. Pozzi Tonozzi barely beat Wilson to earn the gold buckle, finishing with just $250 more.


1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $23,500

2. Jill Wilson, $23,250

3. Jimmie Smith, $14,375

4. Kathy Grimes, $13,000

Bull Riding

There were only three qualified rides on Saturday and Denton Fugate had the best score. He had 90 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Make My Day to earn $16,500 in the short-go and win the rodeo.

Oklahoma cowboy Trevor Kastner won $13,500 for his second place finish Saturday night. He had an 88-point ride. Dustin Boquet had the final 8-second ride, earning $9,000 for his 85-point ride.


1. Denton Fugate, $23,000

2. Trevor Kastner, $21,250

3. Dustin Boquet, $18,750

4. Ruger Piva, $16,222