Article and results provided courtesy Cheyenne Frontier Days
JULY 26, 2019, Cheyenne, Wyoming — A barrel racer named Cheyenne on a horse named “Misty” had the crowd on the edge of their seats at the seventh performance of the Daddy of ‘Em All.
Cheyenne Wimberley of Stephenville, Texas, and Robin Weaver’s KN Fabs Mist Of Fame now lay claim to the fastest time during the 123rd Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. She and Misty stopped the clock in 17.21 seconds on Friday afternoon, surpassing the 17.28-second run from 2017 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world champion Nellie Miller earlier this week.
In the tournament-style format at Frontier Park, contestants get a fresh start with each progression, so none of the times or scores carry forward. Miller of Cottonwood, California, was also in Friday’s semifinals, finishing in 17.43 seconds. Six barrel racers advanced from Friday’s performance to Sunday’s Championship Finals. Wimberley and Miller are among those.
The bareback riding, bull riding and saddle bronc riding also have similar formats with contestants going from the quarterfinals into Friday and Saturday afternoon’s semifinals. Miller, who was the 2018 barrel racing champion at Cheyenne, will be joined in the race for a repeat victory by last year’s champions in all these events.
Brody Cress of Hillsdale, Wyoming, was definitely a crowd favorite Friday. Cress has won the saddle bronc riding here for the past two consecutive years. He won the event on Friday with an 88.5-point ride on Three Hills Rodeo’s Final Feather. He now will be a favorite for the saddle bronc riding title on Sunday, but will need to have the high score again in order to win.
Will Lowe is looking for his fourth title in the bareback riding here. Lowe of Canyon, Texas, was on another horse from Three Hills, Show Boat. He scored 87.5 for the win on Friday and will ride again on Sunday. Rugar Piva won the bull riding a year ago and is on track to win it again in 2019. He was part of a three-way tie for fourth place in the semifinals with an 83-point ride. With the top six advancing to the finals, Piva is in the hunt again.
Friday’s bull riding was some of the best seen here so far. There were seven contestants that had qualified rides with six scores of 83 or better. The top six advance to Sunday’s championship finals.
A new set of contestants in these events will compete here Saturday in the second semifinals. In the tie-down, breakaway and team roping as well as steer wrestling, Friday’s contestants will compete again on Saturday. The four contestants in each of those events with the most money will be part of Sunday’s finals.
Saturday’s rodeo will begin at 12:45 p.m. MT with opening ceremonies including a parade in front of the main grandstand. The competition is slated to start at 1 p.m.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Results
JULY 26, 2019, Cheyenne, Wyoming — The following are unofficial results from Friday, July 26, at the 123rd Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Money earned is subject to change.
Barrel Racing (Semifinals winners/finals qualifiers): 1, Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas, 17.21 seconds, $3,786. 2, Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif., 17.43, $3,133, 3, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.46, $2,480. 4, Megan Champion, Ukiah, Calif.,17.53, $1,828. 5, Dena Milner, Midland, Texas, 17.71, $1,175. 6, Karson Bradley, Big Piney, Wyo., $653.
Breakaway Roping: 1, Jordan Jo Fabrizio, Canyon, Texas, 4.15 seconds, $2,403.00. 2, Lari Dee Guy, Abilene, Texas 4.93, $1,802. 3, Rylea Fabrizio, Stephenville, Texas, 5,54, $1,202. 4, Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, Texas, 5.79, $601.
Bareback riding (Semifinals winners/finals qualifiers): 1, Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 87.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Show Boat, $3,081. 2, Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb., 86.5, $2,334. 3, Pascal Isabelle, Okotoks, Alberta, 86, $1,680. 4, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 85, $1,120. 5, Leighton Berry, Weatherford, Texas, 83.5, $654. 6, Cole Renier, Kaycee, Wyo., 82, $467.
Tie-down Roping: 1, Austin Hurlburt, Norfolk, Neb., 13.2, $1,954. 2, Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, 14.5, $1,465. 3, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 15.3, $978. 4, Quay Howard, Canyon, Texas, 15.4, $488.
Saddle Bronc Riding (Semifinals winners/finals qualifiers): 1, Brody Cress Hillsdale, Wyo., 88.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Final Feather $2,953. 2, Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta., 84, $2,237. 3, (tie) Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, and Sam Harper, Paradise Valley, Nev., 83, $1,342 each. 5, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 82.5, $626. 6, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C., 82, $447.
Team Roping: 1, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 9.1 seconds, $2,233 each. 2, (tie) Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla., and Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla., and Austin Rogers, Crescent, Okla., 9.2, $1,395 each. 4, Pace Freed, Chubbock, Idaho, and Dustin Searcy, Weatherford, Texas, 10.1, $558.
Steer Wrestling: (three times) 1, Jason J. Tapley, Greenbrier, Ark., 12.9 seconds, $1,521. 2, Carson Good, 24.4, $1,170. 3, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 51.2, $819.
Bull Riding (Semifinals winners/finals qualifiers): 1, (tie) Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, on State Smith Pro Rodeo’s Slapping Bo, and Parker McCown, Montgomery, Texas, $3,206 each. 3, Trey Benton, III, Rock Island, Texas, ho, 82.5, $2,552. 4, (tie) Ruger Piva, Challis, Idaho; Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, Mich., and Toby Collins, Stephenville, Texas, 83, $884 each.
Rookie Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round leaders) 1 (tie), Jacob Kammerer, Philip, S.D., and Carter Elshere, Elm Spring, S.D., 78 points each. 3, (tie) Jade Taton, Goodwell, Okla., and Trent Burd, Fort Scott, Kan., 76. 5, Will Reynolds, Goodwell, Okla., 74. 6, Brett Fanning, Martin, S.D., and Lane Schuelke, Newell, S.D., 70. (second round leaders) 1, Rowdy Chesser, Goodwell, Okla., 75 points. 2, Kammerer, 74. 3, Cooper Thatcher, Australia, 72. 4, Tyler Beebe, Rocky Ford, Colo., 69. 5, Jake Foster, Meadow, S.D., 68. 6, Calvin Shaffer, Elgin, Ore., 67. (total on two) 1, Kammerer, 152 points. 2, Schuelke, 157. 3, (tie) Fanning and Cody Ballard, Goodwell, Okla., 127. 5, (tie) Shaffer and Thatcher, 124.
Wild Horse Race: 1, BGB, $644. 2, Bobcat of the Rockies, $483. 3, Team Agin, $483. 4, Cattlemans Cut, $161. (total money leaders) 1, (tie) Copper State Cowboys and BMC West Construction, $1127. 3, Shockers, $966. 4, S-WA.GIMA, $805.