Here are the paydays for our group of great cowboys who honored America this past week and picked up momentum to tackle the rest of the summer:
Steer wrestler Jason Miller’s $8,500 in Colorado cash topped the Team Wyoming takeaway from any one rodeo over the Cowboy Christmas run that concluded this weekend. Miller won the first round at the Greeley Stampede and finished second overall.
Casper team roper Jhett Johnson, now the face of the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo, placed at a number of events over the Fourth of July. Jhett and partner Jake Barnes gathered paydays in North Dakota, South Dakota and Prescott, AZ netting more than $7,200 in the process.
Kanin Asay from Powell won the Rodeo of the Ozarks in Arkansas with a $4,247 bull ride that was scored at 86 points. He finished second at the event in Oakley, UT to collect another $2,775
Bull rider Seth Glause, out of Cheyenne, placed second in the prestigious St. Paul, Oregon affair with an 86-point spin worth more than $6,800
Midwest, WY steer wrestler Les Shepperson went to the pay windows in Cody, WY and St. Paul, Oregon to the tune of about $6,400
Clayton Savage is the 2012 champion of the Livingston Roundup in Montana. The Cheyenne resident topped Kesler’s Kyle Style for an 88-point score and $4K toward a rise in the world standings. Savage picked up another $1,200 by being top man at the Headwaters Rodeo in Minnesota.
Gillette’s Bobby Welsh was comfortable back in his native Wisconsin and left the Heart of the North Rodeo in Spooner with the bull riding championship along with about $3,200
Team Wyoming as a concept and fine group of horsemen are subject of an article written for the July Western Horseman magazine by Ed Knocke. Ed is widely recognized as the top rodeo writer in America and therefore the world. We are honored to have been profiled by such a kindly craftsman.
What is it with Team WYO’s Chet Johnson and Canadian horses? Johnson,who makes Sheridan home, is top man in the saddle bronc competition at the Calgary Stampede and has an impressive $11K to show for it. Here is a way to an article posted by the Calgary Sun yesterday:
We would be remiss not to mention Lance Creek steer wrestler Jason Miller who has a blazing 3.3 second run to his credit in Calgary riding the incredible Jesse who belongs to Canadian bull dogger Lee Graves. In fact, Jesse has carried three men to the speediest three runs so far in Calgary. Luke Branquinho has a 3.8 second run on his Calgary time sheet as does Trevor Knowles.