Event: NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Dates: January 16 - 26, 2020
Location: Denver, CO
For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Kanode
1. Tillar Murray, 14.97 seconds, $2,799
2. Ivy Hurst, 15.03, $2,399
3. Jimmie Smith, 15.10, $1,999
4. Hailey Lockwood, 15.19, $1,733
5. (tie) Sabra O'Quinn and Wendy Hoefer, 15.23, $1,200 each
7. Jessi Fish, 15.27, $800
8. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.30, $533
9. Ryann Pedone, 15.32, $400
10/11. (tie) Tiany Schuster and Christine Laughlin, 15.33, $133 each
1. Alishea Broussard, 14.94 seconds, $2,799
2. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, 14.95, $2,399
3. Tillar Murray, 15.00, $1,999
4. Cindy Smith, 15.03, $1,733
5. Michelle Alley, 15.04, $1,333
6. Jimmie Smith, 15.10, $1,066
7. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.12, $800
8/9. (tie) Christine Laughlin and Amberleigh Moore, 15.14, $467 each
10. Cheyenne Wimberley, 15.15, $267
Progressive First round
1. Sissy Winn, 15.12 seconds, $3,456
2. Carly Taylor, 15.49, $2,592
3. Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, 15.53, $1,728
4. Ashley Castleberry, 15.67, $864
Progressive Second Round
1. Tillar Murray, 15.10 seconds, $3,456
2. Jimmie Smith, 15.16, $2,592
3. Ryann Pedone, 15.16, $1,728
4. Tiany Schuster, 15.18, $854
Progressive Third Round
1. Abby Phillips, 15.07 seconds, $3,456
2. Hailey Lockwood, 15.12, $2,592
3. Kellie Collier, 15.17, $1,728
4. Karson Bradley, 15.29, $864
1. Carly Taylor, 14.99 seconds, $7,405
2. Jimmie Smith, 15.07, $5,554
3. Tillar Murray, 15.11, $3,702
4. Abby Phillips, 15.19, $1,851
Rodeo Champions Crowned at National Western Stock Show
By Susan Kanode
For the National Western Stock Show
DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2020) --- When the National Western Stock Show Rodeo came to a close on January 26th, nearly $600,000 in prize money had been distributed and one contestant was center stage at the end of the bull riding for a second time.
Brody Yeary from Morgan Mill, Texas, was one of two riders to last eight seconds in the final round of bull riding. His 83.5-point ride on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Rawhide was the high score, so Yeary got the title. He also won here last year. Reigning world champion Sage Kimzey, from Strong City, Oklahoma was the other successful bull rider on Sunday.
Yeary’s win was worth $7,860. He was ranked 8th in the world standings prior to his win here, so this could give him a boost. If Yeary continues at this pace, he is likely headed to his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) next December.
After finishing the regular season in 16th last year and missing the NFR by one spot, Utah’s Mason Clements is on a mission to be in Las Vegas next December. Clements competed there in 2017 and 2018. Clements won the bareback riding here with an 89.5-point ride on Cervi Rodeo’s’ Gander Goose. He won $7,367 here.
A newly formed duo got the title in the team roping. Cody Snow from Los Olivos, California, and Paul Eaves from Lonedell, Missouri each collected $6,471.
It was a great day for last year’s rookie of the year in the barrel racing. Carly Taylor from Andersonville, Tennessee stopped the clock in 14.99 seconds for the win. She collected $9,133.
Stetson Jorgensen from Blackfoot, Idaho, is coming off of his first NFR qualification in the steer wrestling. That momentum carried him to the National Western title with a 4.0 second run. Jorgensen was the high money earner in the Denver Coliseum at $9,574.
Five years ago, Adam Gray left Denver as the tie-down roping champion. He did it again in 2020 with a 7.2-second run. His win was worth $6,368.
Plans are underway for the 115th annual National Western Stock Show, the best 16 days in January.
National Western Stock Show Rodeo Champions
Bareback – Mason Clements, Draper, Utah, $7,367
Steer Wrestling – Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, $9,574
Team Roping – Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., $6,471 each
Saddle Bronc Riding – Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, $7815
Tie-Down Roping – Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, $6,368
Barrel Racing – Carly Taylor, Andersonville, Tenn., $9,133
Bull Riding – Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas, $7,860
About the National Western Stock Show
The National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agricultural science, business and rural medicine. It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier livestock show, horse show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show in January also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world's richest regular season professional rodeos, world-class horse events, family educational events and Colorado's largest western trade show. For more information, visit nationalwestern.com.