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How to Watch NFR (National Finals Rodeo) 2018 Live Stream Without Cable

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How to Watch NFR (National Finals Rodeo) 2018 Live Stream Without Cable

Do you want to watch NFR (National Finals Rodeo) live online without cable? If you’re a rodeo fan, then you probably love National Finals Rodeo. Many people are wondering if you can watch National Finals Rodeo online without cable? Unfortunately, for years the only way to watch NFR was with a cable subscription. But now a couple of ways exist to watch the National Finals Rodeo online, with no cable contract required. And, don’t worry – there are completely legal NFR live stream options. No sketchy streams. No pop-up ads. You can even watch NFR online without cable.

Watch NFR Without Cable


You don’t need cable, or to go to a bar to watch the Wrangler NFR on December 6–15, 2018. Watch National Finals Rodeo live stream without cable each night on the CBS Sports Network from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. (ET) every night. To watch WNFR online, you will need a good internet connection (at least 5MB), a decent amount of cash and likely a few friends to chip in. If you really want, you can even watch the National Finals Rodeo on your PC, iPhone or Android, but we think you’ll want to tune into the big screen. Watch NFR online without cable.

Somewhere your cable TV is not available or not in service causes not allow to watch NFR live action. Forget your costly Cable Pay-Per-View and choose one of these online services that permit you to lawfully watch the National Finals Rodeo without cable or satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. If you don’t want to do this you should start checking for a local bar that is playing the year ending big events.

Cable Television of CBS Sports Network is going to telecast the 10 days Vegas event nationwide. This is the most common way to watch NFR events. But, Watching National Finals Rodeo online is the popular and reasonable method for US people using Desktop, Laptop, Mac, Macbook, iPad, iPhone, various Android Tabs, and phones. Viewers can watch NFR on channel 221 online on DirecTV.

Ways to Watch NFR Online


Just go to the “NFR Live Stream” page where you will find two different ways to watch live stream to access your favorite NFR events. So, join the live stream and start watching the National Finals Rodeo online without downloading any apps from the store. All you need to sign up the form and log in your profile to access the live stream from the online apps.

Canadian NFR fans can watch on CBS Sports Net carriers Rogers, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, SaskTel, Canadian Cable Systems and Ontario, Inc. The Canadian rodeo fans also can enjoy the 10-day event online.

Other Free Online services

Rodeo fans that don’t have access to the CBS Sports Network via satellite TV do have some other free viewing options available to them. The Wrangler NFR happens once year, and true rodeo fans will want to have their viewing arrangements set up well before the event starts. Let’s take a look at a few free online streaming services that are going to be showing all of the action of the 2018 Wrangler NFR.


Viewers with access to the login details of a DIRECTV account will be able to live stream the 2018 Wrangler NFR through a variety of platforms. These platforms include the web browser of a laptop/computer, the DIRECTV smartphone app or via the DIRECTV app on a smart TV. For viewers with access to DIRECTV login details in a foreign country a VPN will be required.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an online streaming service that gives viewers access to satellite tv channels online that can be streamed through a device of their choosing. Sling TV costs $25 a month, but rodeo fans can choose to access the 7-day free trial period during the NFR. International viewers can choose to do the same, but they will need access to a VPN service as well.

PS Vue

PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service offered by the gaming giant, PlayStation. For $45 dollars a month subscribers can stream all of their favorite tv channels to their favorite devices. Vue offers a 5-day free trial that rodeo fans can take advantage of in order to watch live coverage of the NFR.

Hulu TV

Hulu now offers a new service called Hulu TV. Subscribers to Hulu TV have access to more than 50 on demand tv channels including the CBS Sport Network. NFR fans can access the 7-day free trial period during the NFR in December and stream the action live to a device of their choosing. International viewers can also use Hulu TV with the help of a VPN service.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers subscribers access to a variety of satellite TV channels. YouTube TV also offers a great selection of sports channels to its viewers. Rodeo fans can access the free YouTube TV trail in order to stream all of the live action from the 2018 NFR to a device of their choice.

NFR Radio Broadcast


The WNFR also live tune in radio broadcast on the ProRodeoLive radio player or SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch-147.

Never plan to watch the National Finals Rodeo from any open-source, especially legally. Most of the time there have some illegal live streams pop up, but you CBS Sports Network is ferocious about shutting them down.

Have fun and enjoy NFR 2018 full Event and stay with us!

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Tuf Cooper Keeps on Adding to the PRCA Record Books

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Tuf Cooper Keeps on Adding to the PRCA Record Books

Tuf Cooper, the Texas cowboy, added another record to his name in the lead up to the 2018 National Finals Rodeo. Cooper added the PRCA steer roping record for the most money earned in a season before the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping to his resume. Cooper’s earnings of $89,427 managed to overtake the previous record holder, Guy Allen who won $87,927 20 years ago in 1998.

Cooper is still new to the steer roping event, 2017 was the first year that he took part in steer roping. Copper competed in the steer roping event at 30 rodeos in 2018. His limited participation makes his new record all that much more impressive. Cooper is very excited about accomplishing this feat, his money record proves that the sport and the event are in a good place.

Cooper might be new to steer roping, but he is a veteran cowboy with four world championship titles to his name, it doesn’t come as a shock at all that Cooper is excelling at steer roping.

Cooper is enjoying his time as a steer roper, he frequently speaks about his fellow competitors, about the respect he has for them, and about how helpful they have been with his roping since he took up the event last year.

It is no surprise that Cooper is excelling at steer roping. Not only is Cooper a world champion cowboy, but he is also able to learn from his brother-in-law, Trevor Brazile, a 23-time world champion cowboy. Brazile has had a huge influence on Cooper’s steer roping success, and all the practice hours that the two of them are putting in is showing.

Cooper recently purchased a new horse and he is very excited about riding it in competition for the first time at the National Finals of Steer Roping in Kansas at the beginning of November. The National finals will serve as great preparation for Cooper as he prepares for his quest to become overall world champion at the 2018 NFR.

Ironically Cooper and his brother-in-law, Brazile, are number 1 and 2 in the overall standings. Steer roping isn’t contested at the NFR, but tie-down roping is, and this event is set to be the decision maker about who the overall Cowboy world champion of 2018 will be. The stage is set for an action-packed conclusion to the 2018 season at the NFR. Cooper was wearing number 1 back number last year.

Cooper is a record-breaking cowboy, but he maintains a humble outlook. Get the popcorn ready because the competition at the 2018 NFR is going to be fierce and highly entertaining.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo || NFR 2018 Schedule

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is scheduled on December 6-15, 2018 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The WNFR presented by Polaris RANGER® is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and is widely recognized to be the world’s premier rodeo. Let’s see the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2018 TV Schedule below:

NFR 2018 Schedule

Events Performance Date Time TV
National Finals Rodeo Day 1 Dec. 6, Thursday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 2 Dec. 7, Friday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 3 Dec. 8, Saturday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 4 Dec. 9, Sunday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 5 Dec. 10, Monday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 6 Dec. 11, Tuesday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 7 Dec. 12, Wednesday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 8 Dec. 13, Thursday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 9 Dec. 14, Friday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN
National Finals Rodeo Day 10 Dec. 15, Saturday 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. ET CBSSN

National Finals Rodeo 2018 TV Schedule

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NFR 2018 Live Stream Schedule Announces By Wrangler® Network

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NFR 2018 Live Stream Schedule Announces By Wrangler® Network


GREENSBORO, N.C. (Thursday, Dec. 7) – Wrangler Network, the only free rodeo and western lifestyle digital platform, celebrates its four-year anniversary by launching @WranglerNetwork on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube. Since its launch at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) four years ago, the Wrangler Network has established itself as the undisputed leader in live western lifestyle content, reporting nearly 50M views to-date.

Tracking toward its most successful year yet, the Wrangler Network’s fourth annual Wrangler NFR broadcast schedule promises rodeo fans the best coverage from Las Vegas. Coverage will include live interviews and rodeo highlights from the Thomas & Mack Arena, daily rodeo athlete interviews with host Alexis Bloomer from Cowboy Christmas, nightly highlights from the Wrangler NFR’s hottest after parties, and much more.

“Our commitment to bringing live competition, music and news coverage to viewers, free of charge, remains as strong as ever,” said Allen Montgomery, vice president/general manager, Wrangler Western. “Partnerships with the rodeo committees, our advertising partners, and the PRCA, have allowed the Wrangler Network to become the go-to resource within the industry.”

The Wrangler Network is pleased to announce its 2018 PRCA live streaming schedule.

2018 Rodeo Live Streaming Schedule

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
International Finals Rodeo
Dixie National Rodeo
San Antonio Rodeo
Tucson Rodeo
RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo
Red Bluff Round-Up
Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo
Santa Maria Elks Rodeo
Reno Rodeo
Bob Feist Invitational Week
Ponoka Stampede
Calgary Stampede
WYO Rodeo
California Rodeo Salinas
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Dodge City Round-Up
Ellensburg Rodeo
Festival Western St. Tite
Pendleton Round-Up
Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) World Finals

All events are live streamed on WranglerNetwork.com, with select coverage available via Facebook Live. Dates, times, and additional rodeo and music live stream events will be announced soon on WranglerNetwork.com. Many rodeo events will be available on Roku and Apple TV in 2018.

The Wrangler Network live streams more than 120 events annually, and has been viewed by millions of people from more than 50 countries around the world. The media outlet’s marquee live events, to date, have included a historic George Strait concert from Gruene Hall, the only U.S.-based coverage of the Calgary Stampede, an intimate and unplugged Alan Jackson concert, back-to-back Cheyenne Frontier Days coverage, and the ACME Unplugged songwriter series from Nashville.

 More about Wrangler Network

Wrangler Network is the only free online and mobile destination for fans of the western lifestyle to access exclusive live video of country music, rodeo, and equestrian performances and events. Millions of people access WranglerNetwork or the Wrangler Network via its free mobile app to get the latest clips, news, photos, and more. Visit WranglerNetwork and download the mobile app, free of charge, for iPhone or Android. You can also find Wrangler Network content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.

Houston Rodeo Live Stream – 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

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Houston Rodeo Live Stream – 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Alex Robertson competes during the Steer Wrestling event at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Reliant Stadium Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Houston. ( James Nielsen / Chronicle )

Houston Rodeo Live Stream News -The HLSR Event is postponed due to Hurricane Harvey

Alex Robertson competes during the Steer Wrestling event at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Reliant Stadium Sunday, March 11, 2019, in Houston.
( James Nielsen / Chronicle )

All rodeo fans already know that the city’s signature annual event known as The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is postponed due to Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo authority declared that they postponing ticket sales for the opening and closing event, Garth Brooks. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo event are the biggest livestock show in the world. In 2018, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brought more than two million people to the city. The Houston rodeo event is held at the NRG stadium, that is situated in Texans.

According to the Wikipedia: “The event is 20 days long. It is kicked off by the Downtown Rodeo Roundup held near Houston City Hall, the Downtown Rodeo parade, and the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run – a 10k and 5k walk & run and the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. The show features championship rodeo action, livestock competitions, concerts, a carnival, pig racing, barbecue and the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition”

The email from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Authority

As the Houston community continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials have postponed the Garth Brooks ticket on-sale until further notice.

“We extend our deepest condolences to those who have suffered a loss during this catastrophic event,” said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president, and CEO. “While we are all excited for the 2018 Garth Brooks performances, our main focus at this time is to support our fans and our community during the rebuilding process.”

Garth Brooks is opening and closing the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, Feb. 27 and March 18, 2018. The Rodeo will reschedule the Garth Brooks ticket on-sale and more information will be released once available. ”

Houston Rodeo Live Stream Coverage information

Hope The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo authority announce the event schedule soon and we expect a great event like the previous year. If you looking for live streaming coverage of the Houston Rodeo Event then you have to follow our site to get Houston Rodeo Live Stream Coverage

CFD Rodeo Live | Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Rodeo Live Stream Online

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CFD Rodeo Live | Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Rodeo Live Stream Online

Finally, the Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Rodeo 2019 begins and all fans already join there to enjoy the 2019 performance by the top rodeo performer in the different category. Those who are not able to attend the venue but don’t want to miss the Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Rodeo 2019 event then you are int he right please. Just signup from this site to get full coverage of 2019 Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Rodeo. You can watch from PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device and even on your smart TV. And not only this rodeo only all fans can watch all upcoming rodeo events for this service and can watch your favorite TV channels around the world. So signup here and start enjoying your favorite Rodeo events Now!

Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Rodeo 2019

Cowboys on horseback recreated a part of Cheyenne’s past Sunday when they drove about 550 Corriente steers on the city’s major thoroughfares. Their efforts were part of the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive, an event which marks the unofficial start to the 121st “Daddy of ’em All.”

Mitch Carter, CFD Rodeo Committee chairman, said the cattle drive is a “kickoff to show the city of Cheyenne we’re ready to go.” Corriente steers originated in Mexico and are specially bred for rodeo, Carter said. The animals will compete in steer wrestling, team roping and steer roping events at CFD.

Sunday’s cattle drive started around 7:15 a.m. as CFD volunteers herded steers from pasture land north of Cheyenne near Interstate 25 and Horse Creek Road.

The Dandies, a precision riding group made up of local young women took part, too, and waved as they passed by on their horses. Spectators watched as steers and horses kicked up dust on Frontage Road near Interstate 25.


The animals’ hooves clicked on the pavement, which created a beat that resembled a rhythm section in a band. Estelle and Brandon Bennett of Cheyenne had a clear view from the grass near Frontage Road. The Bennetts watch the cattle drive every year with their children, Logan, 7, and Rayanne, 2.

“I love horses,” Logan Bennett said in a happy, and excited voice.

Down the road, Katie Upton was watching with her son, Parker, 4, and daughter Avery, who is just 8 weeks old.

Katie’s husband, Chris, was at work at the Wyo-ming National Guard so he couldn’t attend. But she joined several relatives to watch the event, including her brother, Scott Swallow, his wife, Heather, and their children, Tanner and Madalynn.

Upton, who was born and raised in Cheyenne, said the drive gives people a chance to see the steers up close.

Cowboys chasing NFR glory shine on Night 2 at Missoula Stampede Rodeo

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MISSOULA – Some of the cowboys and girls chasing the biggest prizes in rodeo stopped at the Western Montana Fair for a shot at some money Friday night, and a couple helped their chances to make the National Finals Rodeo.

Rhen Richard of Roosevelt, Utah proved why he ranks third in the world all-around standings. He teamed up with partner Quinn Kesler of Holden, Utah for a time of 4.8 seconds in team roping. The first guys out of the gate set a time that no one came close to the rest of the evening.

Then after a short break, Richard rode back into the arena and won another event. The No. 12 tie-down roper in the world scored 9.0 seconds, holding off Chad Johnson of Cut Bank for the title by .6 seconds.

Chase Brooks of Deer Lodge looked like he was going to make a big move in his chase for the NFR. The No. 14-ranked saddle bronc rider scored 86 points on Hullabaloo. But then the guy holding the last spot above the cutoff in 15th one-upped Brooks. Allen Boore of Axtell, Utah scored 87.5 on Marquee to put up the highest score of the rodeo.

The Missoula Stampede continues with one more performance at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Red Wilk announces inaugural Trophy Belt for 2018 Bull Bash

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Red Wilk announces inaugural Trophy Belt

Tickets on sale for the Red Wilk Construction/Tuff Hedeman event

HURON — Partnering with Red Wilk Construction, the Tuff Hedeman-led marquee bull riding tour is preparing to open the South Dakota State Fair later this month
Those in attendence will experience two nights and five rounds of family-friendly, action-packed adrenaline rush entertainment wrapped around a traditional western show on August 29-30, beginning at 8 pm.
New for 2018, Red Wilk Construction is proud to introduce to the Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash a one-of-a-kind inaugural, custom-crafted trophy belt.
The annual bull riding competition features more than 30 riders and three bullfighters, all matched to animals of superior strength.
Hedeman, known for lining up elite riders to face off with world-class bucking bulls brings the new “invitation only” format to the Fair’s Grandstands for the first time.
The pre-Labor Day weekend celebration includes the much anticipated American Hero Award Ceremony held each night during the intermission, honoring 24 deserving United States veterans of war.
Wilk, a Vietnam veteran himself, has honored 100 plus South Dakota Veterans since beginning this much-anticipated ceremony in 2013.
“The sacrifice these men make for our country is how we are able to do what we do today, right here in this very arena, and it is our honor to stand down and be part of this great rite of passage and remember why we can celebrate the freedoms we enjoy,” said Hedeman.
In the arena the only way to get on the roster at Huron’s elite event is by invitation from four-time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman.
His invitation-only event format yields the best roster of elite bull riders, facing off with world-class bucking bulls in five rounds of intense, high energy battle.
The Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash has been thrilling audiences in Huron for 15 years including wins by bull riding greats including four-time PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey (2015), IFYR World Champ Koby Radley (2017), Corey Maier (2014) of Timberlake, as well as NFR qualifiers Aaron Pass (2013) and Ardie Maier (2012) to name a few. Many riders have gotten their breakout start at this event including the current number three ranked PRCA bull rider in the world, Boudreaux Campbell, who placed third here in 2016.
Thus far in 2018, fans have watched the cowboy athletes battle in seven different cities with payouts exceeding $200,000.
The tour rolls into Huron for stop number eight on the season led by THBRT Fort Worth Champion and PBR World Champion Mike Lee – the complete roster of contestants are expected to be released at a later date.
With its thrilling 8-second attempts and two hours of impressive athletics, the newly created THBRT is trending, setting local attendance records and drawing packed grandstands nationwide and soon to be available for millions of viewer audiences on cable television.
The bull riding action begins with performance 1 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Performance 2 on Thursday, Aug. 30. Forty bull riders will get on one bull each in Wednesday night’s Breakout Series event followed by the highest scored rider in the round getting on the Tuff Hedeman selected “bounty bull” for an extra $5,000.
Performance 2 on Thursday is the three-round tournament style event, the riders’ individual score advances them thru three rounds, hopefully earning a coveted slot in the final four-man “Shoot Out Round” where the bulk of the prize money, championship title, and custom prizes are earned.
Immediately following the bull riding, fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from Tuff Hedeman and the bull riders.
Tickets for the two-day event are on sale now and start at $12 for youth and $20 for adults. Tickets are sold in either grandstand reserved seating area or in the standing room area located in the party pit.
They can be purchased at the S.D. State Fair Office, or by calling (605) 353-7340, or online at

Bull rider Mike Lee competes at the Las Vegas stop on the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour earlier this year. Lee is one of the riders expected to compete at the Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash, which opens the S.D. State Fair later this month.


Brody Cress makes history at Frontier Days; final results

Brody Cress makes history at Frontier Days; final results

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It’s been 86 years since a saddle bronc rider won back-to-back championships at Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD), but local favorite Brody Cress was not intimidated by history.

The 22-year-old from nearby Hillsdale won his hometown rodeo in 2017, an accomplishment that fueled the rest of his season and helped him win his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo championship last December.        Cress is sponsored by CFD and proudly wears the legendary rodeo’s iconic arrowhead logo on his chaps and his shirts. “There’s no other rodeo I’d want to represent,” he said.

Last year he came into Championship Sunday in second place and had to ride two broncs after being awarded a re-ride. He won the title by half a point. This year he came in with the overall lead and had to wait on Texan Wyatt Casper’s re-ride to see if his lead would hold for his second, record-setting CFD Championship. The crowd of 12,401 erupted with cheers and were on their feet when Cress took his victory lap around the arena.

The biggest money winner at the 122nd “Daddy of ‘em All” was steer wrestler Levi Rudd. The Chelsea, Oklahoma, cowboy earned $21,396. When the day began he had already collected more than $11,000 in the first and second rounds. He added nearly $900 for fourth place in the final round and about $9,500 for winning the overall championship by 1.1 second.

Rudd had competed at CFD twice in the past but had never done well. “I was happy after I won the first round since I’d never done any good here,” he said.  Rudd started the week ranked 50th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) steer wrestling standings. He more than doubled his season earnings after his win here and jumped about 20 spots in the standings.

Three-time world champion bareback rider Will Lowe started the day in sixth place, but an 88-point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo’s Black Tie earned the Canyon, Texas, cowboy his third CFD championship and nearly $16,000.  He previously won here in 2009 and 2012. Lowe, who has qualified for 14 National Finals Rodeos (NFR) is grateful to still be riding at the highest level 10 years after winning his first title in Frontier Park.

“It’s so awesome to be able to still be here, riding with these guys and still be competitive,“ he said. The win here should help his quest for a 15th NFR berth.

Lowe joins three legendary cowboys – Jim Shoulders, Joe Alexander and Clint Corey – as the only ones to win three bareback riding championships here.

Idaho bull rider Ruger Piva has accomplished something in the past year that many bull riders never will in their entire careers. Last September Piva, now 23, won the Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon. This week he competed for the first time at CFD, rode all three of his bulls and left with more than $10,000 in prize money and a Cheyenne Frontier Days title. The 23-year-old former high school and college wrestler can now claim wins at two of the most historic and prestigious rodeos in North America.

“If you had told me two years ago that I would win Pendleton and Cheyenne within a year, I wouldn’t have believed you,” Piva said. “Cheyenne felt a lot bigger than I expected. I hid in the ready room and watched the action on the tv screen.”

He received congratulations from four-time world champion J.W. Harris, who finished second. As Harris walked away, Piva asked Harris for an autograph. “He’s one of my heroes,” Piva explained.

For the second year, weather affected the Championship Sunday competition. Last year it rained, but this year a tornado warning issued during the rodeo resulted in a weather delay of about 20 minutes. When competition resumed, rain and hail came down, particularly during the barrel racing.

World champion Nellie Miller and her horse Rafter W Minnie Reba, that she calls “Sister,” were on the course during some of the worst of the weather, but the California duo made a solid run. Although they did not win money in the final round, their total time of 53.21 seconds earned Miller the championship. She won $19,530 and helped boost her lead in the 2018 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) standings. Miller and her father, Sam Williams, raised and trained Sister, who got her name because she is a half-sister to the horse Miller rode to her first NFR in 2010.

Second-generation rodeo athlete Brodie Poppino of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, came into Championship Sunday ranked fifth in steer roping. It was the first time he qualified for Championship Sunday in seven years of trying.

Poppino won the final round by nearly six seconds, riding his 22-year-old horse named Shaggy, a full brother to the horse his mother, Tana Poppino, rode to qualify for the NFR in barrel racing. “He stays in the pasture most of the year and about a month before we start legging him up for Cheyenne,” Poppino said.

“This is one of the most prestigious, one of the oldest rodeos in the world. It’s called “The Daddy” for a reason,“ he said. “Everybody wants to win this one. It’s a dream come true.”

Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey credits his horse Si, the 2017 horse of the year, for helping him come from seventh place to win his first CFD title. The former world champion and eight-time NFR qualifier had the second-fastest time on Sunday. Although he did not place in the first two rounds, he earned more than $13,000.

“I never really dreamed of winning this rodeo,” he said.  “I weigh 140 pounds. All I’ve ever heard since I was about four years old is how big the calves were and how little people didn’t fare very well (at Cheyenne). I don’t show emotions very much, but this win’s got me shook up.”

Coming from the middle of the field to take the title was a trend in the roping events. Tennessee’s Chad Masters and Oklahoma’s Joseph Harrison were sixth in team roping when the day began, but out-paced the rest to win the final round. Their total time of 26.4 earned Masters his second CFD title (his first was in 2009) and Harrison his first.

Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, won his eighth CFD championship when he took home the all-around title for the fourth time. He has also won a team roping and three steer roping championships at CFD.


2018 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Champions

Bareback Riding – Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 253.5 points, $15,808

Steer Wrestling – Levi Rudd, Chelsea, Oklahoma, 24.0 seconds, $21,396

Team Roping – (header) Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tennessee, 26.4 seconds, $10,752

(heeler) Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla., $10,752

Saddle Bronc Riding – Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyoming, 252.5 points, $13,123

Tie-Down Roping – Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, Louisiana, 34.9 seconds, $11,345

Barrel Racing – Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, California, 53.21 seconds $19,530

Bull Riding – Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho, 252 points, $10,281

Steer Roping – Brody Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla., 46.4 seconds, $10,801

All-Around – Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, $6,486 competing in tie-down, team and steer roping


Final round and overall Cheyenne Frontier Days results:

Bareback Riding: (final round winners) 1, (tie) Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D., on J Bar J Rodeo’s Beyond Bugs, and Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, Sankey Pro Rodeo’s Black Tie, 88 points, $1,450 each. 3, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 86.5, $900. 4, Lane McGehee, Victoria, Texas, 86, $600. 5, (tie) Seth Lee Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo., and Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, 82.5, $300 each. (overall winners) 1, Lowe, 253.5 points, $8,615. 2, McGehee, 252, $6,605. 3, O’Connell, 251.5, $4,882. 4, (tie) Breuer and Tutor, 250, $2,584 each. 6, Hardwick, 249, $1,436. 7, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 247.5, $1,149. 8, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 247, $861.

Steer Wrestling: (final round winners) 1, (tie) Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla., and Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 8.3 seconds, $1,752 each. 3, Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb., 8.8, $1,386. 4, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 9.8, $1,141. 5, Levi Rudd, Chelsea, Okla., 9.9, $897. 6, Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, 10.1, $652. 7, Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 10.4, $408. 8, Jacob Edler, Dacoma, Okla., 10.5, $163. (overall winners) 1, Rudd, 24 seconds, $9,493. 2, Guy, 25.1, $8,255. 3, Dru Melvin, 27, $7,017. 4, Cassidy, 27.1, $5,778. 5, Mindemann, 27.4, $4,540. 6, Lewis, 28.1, $3,302. 7, Jorgensen, 29.2, $2,064. 8, Edler, 29.3, $825.

Tie-Down Roping: (final round winners) 1, Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas, 10.9 seconds, $1,737. 2, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., $1,510. 3, John Douch, Huntsville, Texas, 11.5, $1,284. 4, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 12.1, $1,057. 5, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 13.8, $831. 6, Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 14.1, $604. 7, Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas, 14.5, $378. 8, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 16.1, $151. (overall winners) 1, Hanchey, 34.9 seconds, $9,835. 2, Watkins, 36, $8,552. 3, (tie) Kormos and Smith, 36.6, $6,628 each. 5, Douch, 37, $4,704. 6, Cooper, 37.4, $3,421. 7, Harris, 37.7, $2,138. 8, Gray, 39, $855.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round winners) 1, (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., on Sankey Pro Rodeo’s Marquee and Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, on Stace Smith ProRodeo’s Resistols Top Hat, 87 points, $1,450 each. 3, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 86, $900. 4, (tie) Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, and Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, 85.5, $475 each. 6, (tie) Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La., and Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 85, $125 each. (overall winners) 1, Cress, 252.5 points, $7,334. 2, (tie) Casper and Diaz, 250, $4,889. 4, Scheer, 247, $2,689. 5, Sonnier III, 246.5, $1,711. 6, Hay, 245, $1,222. 7, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 244, $978. 8, Wright, 243.5, $733.

Team Roping: (final round winners) 1, Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla., 7.6 seconds, $1,813 each. 2, Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 9.2, $1,500. 3, Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla., 9.3, $1,188. 4, Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prude, Brazil, 9.5, $875. 5, Turner Harris, Killdeer, N.D., and Ross Carson, Grassy Butte, N.D., 10.1, $563. 6, Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas, and Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore., 12.5, $313. (overall winners) 1, Masters and Harrison, 26.4 seconds, $8,939. 2, Driggers and Nogueira, 28.1, $7,773. 3, Egusquiza and Koontz, 28.5, $6,607. 4, Harris and Carson, 29.2, $5,441. 5, Rogers and Summers, 29.5, $4,275. 6, Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 32.4, $3,109. 7, Carroll and Duby, 32.7, $1,943. 8, Ty Bach, Mt. Vernon, Texas, and Trey Johnson, Weatherford, Texas, 33.1, $777.

Barrel Racing: (final round winners) 1, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.66 seconds, $4,940. 2, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.70, $3,705. 3, Shali Lord, Lamar, Colo., 17.85, $2,470. 4, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 17.87, $1,235. (overall winners) 1, Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif., 53.21 seconds, $10,003. 2, Hillman, 53.26, $8,574. 3, Lockhart, 53.28, $7,145. 4, Ganter, 53.54, $6,192. 5, Lord, 53.81, $4,763. 6, Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo., 53.90, $3,811. 7, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 53.92, $2,858. 8, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 53.99, $1,905. 9, Kelly Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 54.09, $1,429. 10, Laura Lambert, Wiggins, Colo., 54.33, $953.

Bull Riding: (final round winners) (only four rides) 1, Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas, 89 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Soup in a Group, $1, 800. 2, Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho, 85.5, $1,400. 3, J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas, 82, $1,050. 4, Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla., 81, $750. (overall winners) 1, Piva, 252 points, $8,881. 2, Harris, 250, $6,809. 3, Kastner, 238.5, $5,032. 4, (on two) Vastbinder, 176.5, $3,256. 5, Koby Radley, Montpelier, La., 173.5, $2,072. 6, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 168, $1,480. 7, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 166, $1,184. 8, Gray Essary III, 165.5, $888.

Steer Roping: (final round winners) (only three times) 1, Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla., 13.9 seconds, $2,415. 2, Kenyon Burns, Lovington, N.M., 19.7, $2,100. 3, Cody Scheck, Kiowa, Kan., 20.2, $1,785. (overall winners) 1, Poppino, 46.4 seconds, $8,974. 2, Burns, 51.1, $7,803. 3, Scheck, 57.5, $6,633. 4, (on two) Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 29.7, $5,462. 5, Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas, 32, $4,291. 6, Quay Howard, Canyon, Texas, 32.3, $3,121. 7, (tie) Jim Locke, Miami, Texas, and Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas, 33.1, $1,366 each.

Wild Horse Race: (final round winners) 1, Bobcat of the Rockies, $848. 2, Mo Green, $636. 3, BMC Construction, $424. 4, Davis Dental, $212.  (overall winners) 1, Bobcat of the Rockies, $7,949. 2, Mo Green, $6,076. 3, Dizzy Heifer Cattle Co., $4,388. 4, BMC Construction, $2,542.

Harris, Askey control 4th performance at Cheyenne Frontier Days

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Harris, Askey control 4th performance at Cheyenne Frontier Days

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The fourth performance of the 122nd annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo was an exciting one for bull riding fans as two riders got scores on their second-round bulls and moved to the top of the leaderboard tied with total scores of 166 points.

J.W. Harris and Jeff Askey became the first riders to have scores on two bulls thanks to their success here on Tuesday. Askey rode Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Atomic Drop for 85 points. Harris got on Dakota Rodeo’s Shelly’s Gangster and scored 80.5. When those scores were added to the ones they received in the first round, the bull riders were tied at the top of the overall leaderboard at 166 points each.

Harris has had a stellar career as a bull rider. He’s won four Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world championships, qualified for nine National Finals Rodeos (NFR), competed at three PBR world finals and won that organization’s rookie of the year title. But the Goldthwaite, Texas, cowboy has never won the coveted championship at the Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) Rodeo.

Even though the buckle has eluded him, the Daddy of ‘em All has been pivotal in Harris’s career. When he was a rookie in 2005, he had almost run out of money and was ready to head back to Texas and go to work. Then he won the final round and over $10,000 here.

Not only was that a turning point in his career financially, it gave them the confidence to keep riding and go on and become one of the best bull riders in the world. Harris qualified for his first NFR the very next year. That was one of nine times he competed at rodeo’s championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year could be another turning point for him. Harris, who returned to fulltime rodeo this season is currently ranked 25th and could use a big CFD win to boost his chance of qualifying for a tenth NFR.

A win here could be equally as important for Askey. He qualified for his first NFR in 2016, then finished in 36th place last year. The 2010 college champion is hoping for another trip to Las Vegas to compete for a world title this December.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Askey has been moving farther west with each stage of his career. He went to college at the University of Tennessee at Martin, 815 miles west of his home. Then he moved to his current home of Athens, Texas, 600 miles farther west, because that was easier for traveling to rodeos and bull ridings.

Askey is currently 12th in the world standings. A win here would add to his earnings and could nearly secure him his second NFR qualification.

There was another lead in the tie-down roping on Tuesday. Riley Pruitt from Gering, Nebraska roped and tied his calf in 10.9 seconds at Frontier Park on Tuesday. That was identical to Monday’s time and gave Pruitt command of the overall standings at 21.8 seconds. Sterling Smith, from Stephenville, Texas, moved into second with a total time of 22.8 after his record-setting 9.4-second run on Monday.

The fifth performance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo will see contestants competing in the first round, except barrel racers who are in the second round. Competition gets underway at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday is all about local residents on Cheyenne/Laramie County Day.

4th Performance:

Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 86.5 points on Hi Lo ProRodeo’s Pretty Woman. 2, Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo., 85.5 3, (tie) Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, and Jamie Howlett, Weatherford, Texas, 85 points. 5, Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz., 84. 6, Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 82. (second round) 1, Clayton Biglow, Clements, Ca., 87.5 points on Hi Lo ProRodeo’s Wilson Sanchez. 2, Lane McGeHee, Victoria, Texas, 85. 3, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84. 4, Logan Patterson, Kim, Co., 5, Hardwick, 81. 6, Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas, 80.5. (overall leaders) 1, Hardwick, 166.5 points. 2, McGeHee, 166. 3, (tie) Bennett and Lowe, 165.5. 5, Biglow, 163. 6, Schwagler, 161.5. 7, Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz., 160. 8, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 159.

Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 6.4 seconds. 2, Jacob Edler, Dacoma, Okla., 6.5. 3, Sam Olson, Buffalo, S.D., 6.9. 4, Chase Black, Coalville, Utah, 7.3. 5, (tie) Miguel Garcia, Kaycee, Wyo., and Cody Kroul, Solon, Iowa, 7.6. (second round) 1, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 7.5. 2, Kody Woodward, Dupree, S.D., 8.2. 3, Nick Guy, Sparta, Mich., 8.3. 4, Cody Harmon, Dublin, Texas, 8.9. 5, (tie) Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta, and Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho, 9.1. (overall leaders) 1, Cassidy, 16.7. 2, Guy, 16.8. 3, Milan, 17.5. 4, Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb., 18.2. 5, Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 18.3. 6, Garcia, 18.6. 7, Kelby Bond, Avondale, Co., 18.7. 8, Edler, 18.8.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 82 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Native Fringe. 2, Hawkins Boyce, Malad, Idaho, 80. 3, (tie) Taygen Schuelke, Newell, S.D.; Chanse Darling, Hyattville, Wyo., and Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M., 79. 6, JJ Elshere, Hereford, S.D., 78. (second round) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 85 points on Hi Lo ProRodeo’s Peanut Butter Oreo. 2, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 84.5. 3, Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont., 84. 4, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas. 5, (tie) Joe Harper, Paradise Valley, Nev., and Tyrell J. Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont., 80. (overall leaders) 1, Thurston, 159.5. 2, Jacobs Crawley, 158. 3, Sterling Crawley, 157.5. 4, Alex Wright, Milford, Utah, 156.5. 5, Fountain, 156. 6, Harper, 154. 7, Schuelke, 152. 8, Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta, 150.5.

Team Roping (first round) 1, Ty Bach, Mt. Vernon, Texas, and Trey Johnson, Weatherford, Texas, 7.0 seconds. 2, (tie) Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla.; and Cody Callaway, Gillette, Wyo., and Clay Johnson, Rozet, Wyo., 8.0. 4, Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho, and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 8.3. 5, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta, and Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta, 8.4. 6, Chris Francis and Cade Passig, Las Vegas, N.M., 8.6. (second round) 1, Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Co., and Joe Mattern, Plantersville, Texas, 7.5 seconds. 2, Kellan Johnson and Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 7.6. 3, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 7.7. 4, Derrick Begay, Seba Delkai, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 8.5. 5, (tie) Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga., and Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prude, Brazil; Clint Gorrell, B, N.D., and Drew Gartner, Killdeer, N.D.; and Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, Co., and T.J. Watts, Eads, Co., 8.6. 8, Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D., and Cody Cowden, Atwater, Ca., 19.3
(overall leaders) 1, Francis and Passig, 17.5. 2, Bach and Johnson, 18.3. 3, White and Wakefield, 18.5. 4, Driggers and Nogueria, 18.6. 5, Begay and Petska, 18.7. 6, Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla. 7, Tyler Harris, Killdeer, N.D., and Ross Carson, Grassy Butte, N.D., 19.1. 8, Jr. Dees and Cody Cowden, 19.3.

Rookie Saddle Bronc Riding (first round) 1, Lane Schuelke, Newell, S.D., 77 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Watch This. 2, Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah, 74.5. 3, Louis Aguirre, Sabinas, Mexico, 74. 4, (tie) Will Pollock, Utopia, Texas, and Logan Cook, Alto, Texas, 71. 6, Jacob Kammerer, Philip, S.D., 70. (second round) 1, Rowdy Chesser, 74 points on Use Primary’s Stan Headings. 2, Corey LeFebre, Bloomfield, N.M., 71. 3. Cree Minkoff, Billings, Mont., 70. 4, Weston Mann, Sheridan, Wyo., 70. 5, Wright, 62. 6, Tyler Friend, Driggs, Idaho, 58. (overall leaders) 1, Wright, 136.5 points. 2, Chesser, 130. 3, Jake Running Crow, Billings, Mont., 124. (on one) 4, Schuelke, 77, 5, Aguirre, 74. 6, (tie) LeFebre, Cook and Pollock, 71.

Tie-down Roping (first round) 1, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 9.4 seconds. 2, Treg Schaack, Canyon, Texas, 10.1. 3, Cole Bailey, Okmulgee, Okla., 10.3. 4, Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 10.6. 5, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 10.7. 6, (tie) Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M., and Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 10.9. (second round) 1, Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 10.3. 2, Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 10.4. 3, Austin Barstow, Springview, Neb., 10.8. 4, Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb., 10.9. 5, Billy Hamilton, Stigler, Okla., 11.6. 6, John Douch, Huntsville, Texas, 11.8 (overall leaders) 1, Pruitt, 21.8 seconds. 2, Smith, 22.8. 3, Gray, 22.9. 4, Ty Harris, 4, Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas, 23.2. 5, Cooper, 23.3. 6, Boardman, 23.6. 7, Kormos, 24.5. 8, (tie) Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga., and Ryan Watkins, Morgan Mill, Texas, 25.1.

Barrel Racing: (second round leaders) 1, Lacinda Rose, Willard, Mo., 17.65 seconds. 2, Billie Ann Harmon, Dublin, Texas, 17.68. 3, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 17.76. 4, Jessie Telford, Caldwell, Idaho, 5, Becki Mask, Amarillo, Texas, 17.88. 6, Laura Lambert, Wiggins, Co., 17.91. (overall leaders) 1, Rose, 35 .77 seconds. 2, Darling, 35.96 seconds. 3, Lambert, 36.00. 4, Brown, 36.04. 5, Telford, 36.12. 6, Harmon, 36.1. 7, Kelley Carrington, Boston, Ga., 36.22. 8, Kenna Kaminski, Bellville, Tex., 36.33.

Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho, 88 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s #419. 2, (tie) Jeff Bertus, Avon, S.D., and J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas, 86.5. 4, Elijah Mora, Wiggins, Co., 85.5. 5, Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo., 85. 6, Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb., 84.5. (second round) 1, Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 90 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s American Blood. 2, Silvano Alves, Decatur, Texas, 86. 3, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 85. 4, Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore., 83.5. 5, (tie) Dillon Tyner, Eaton, Co., and Wyatt Rogers, Tahlequah, Okla., 82.5. (overall leaders – four rides) 1, (tie) J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas, and Askey, 166 points. (on one) 3, Eldred, 90. 4, Portenier, 88.5, (tie) Bertus, 86.5. 7, Mora, 85.5. 8, Savage, 85.

Wild Horse Race: 1, Davis Dental, $610. 2, Mo Green, $457. 3, Buntin Hump, $305. 4, Brad Carney, $152.