San Antonio Rodeo: Semifinal I, Round I recap


The first semifinal performance at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has been completed and the field for Saturday’s finals is starting to take shape.

There are two groups of semifinalists in each event who will each compete in two semifinal performances. The Top 5 athletes in total money earned in each semifinal group will move onto the finals.

Bareback Riding

Ty Breuer had an 89-point ride on J Bar J’s Blessed Day to earn a $5,000 check and shoot himself to the top of the leaderboard.

The North Dakota cowboy has now earned $7,500 at the AT&T Center this year.

Missouri native Jesse Pope was second, collecting $4,000 for his 88-point ride and Tanner Aus and Leighton Barry each recorded an 87 to split the third-place check.

Leaderboard (based on total money)

1. Ty Breuer, $7,500

2. Mason Clements, $7,000

3. Jesse Pope, $6,500

4. Winn Ratliff, $6,000

Steer Wrestling

Bridger Anderson made it two North Dakota cowboys in a row to collect the first-place $5,000 check.

He stopped the clock at 4.1 seconds, to rise to the top of a crowded leaderboard that saw Jacob Edler have a 4.2 second run and Aaron Vosler have a time of 4.4 seconds.

Anderson is now in first place with more than $8,100, slightly ahead of Edler.


1. Bridger Anderson, $8,125

2. Jacob Edler, $8,000.

T3. Aaron Vosler, $5,000

T3. Tyler Waguespack, $5,000

Team Roping

With a time of 4.2 seconds, Charly Crawford and Logan Medlin won the first semifinal round in Team Roping Monday night. The pair is among the top money earners across all events as they have collected $8,875 apiece. Only two athletes, Tuf Cooper and Stetson Wright, have made more than Crawford and Medlin in San Antonio.

The pair was .3 seconds faster than Cody Snow and Paul Eaves.


1. Crawford and Medlin, $8,875

2. Snow and Eaves, $7,000

T3. Flenniken and Worley, $6,500

T3. Masters and Thorp, $6,500

Saddle Bronc Riding

Stetson Wright is proving once again he truly an all-around cowboy.

The 2019 all-around champion has earned $9,750 in San Antonio and more than half of that came Monday night thanks to an 87.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Wild Cherry.

Wyatt Casper moved into second place in the Semifinal I with an 87 and Shorty Garrett is third overall after tying for fourth on Monday.


1. Stetson Wright, $9,750

2. Wyatt Casper, $7,750

3. Shorty Garrett, $7,517

4. Lane Schuelke, $5,625

Tie-Down Roping

The only cowboy over the $10,000 mark in San Antonio is Tuf Cooper. He has earned $11,500 so far and tied for first last night with a time of 8 seconds flat.

The man he tied with, Monty Lewis, is in a distant second place the first semifinal group. He trails Cooper by $5,000.

Cory Solomon was third on Monday with a time of 8.6 seconds and Caleb Smidt was fourth with a 9.6.


1. Tuf Cooper, $11,500

2. Monty Lewis, $6,500

3. Caleb Smidt, $5,125

4. Cory Solomon, $5,000

Barrel Racing

Kathy Grimes lead the way with a time of 14.05 seconds as the last one out in Monday’s Barrel Racing.

Grimes now has $8,500 and is in first place after jumping Carly Taylor, who won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo earlier this year.

Taylor finished third after stopping the clock at 14.15 seconds and is now $1,500 behind Grimes. Jimmie Smith, the 2018 WPRA Resistol Rookie of the Year, was second behind Grimes with a time of 14.11 seconds. She is now third in Semifinal I.


1. Kathy Grimes, $8,500

2. Carly Taylor, $7,000

3. Jimmie Smith, $6,875

4. Brittney Barnett, $6,000.

Bull Riding

J.T. Moore wowed the crowd at the AT&T Center with 91 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Grey Wolf to earn $5,000 on Monday night.

J.W. Harris, who is in first place in Semifinal I, was second with an 88 and Idaho cowboy Brady Portenier earned an 86.


1. J.W. Harris, $8,750

T2. J.T. Moore, $7,750

T2. Jordan Hansen, $7,750

4. Roscoe Jarboe, $5,500