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1997 West of the Pecos Rodeo - Pecos, TX

July 4, 1997

For Day Winners see Results

(results through Thursday night’s first performance)

*denotes contestants that competed Thursday night

Second go-round leaders


1. Terry Kitchens, Mullin, TX, 10.0
2/3. Jade Conner, Roanoke, LA10.1
2/3. Stran Smith, Tell, TX, 10.1
4/5. Rope Myers, Athens, TX, 10.2
4/5. Matt Petrus, Sinton, TX, 10.2
6. Neal Felton, Mtn. Home, TX, 10.3


1. Brent Arnold, Coleman, TX, 4.2
2/5. Cody Kenney, Bryan, TX, , 4.3*
2/5. Mark Belcher, Santa Fe, TX, 4.3
2/5. Kitt Woody, Cleburne, TX, 4.3
2/5. Byron Walker, Ennis, TX, 4.3
6/7. Brian Bauerle, Austin, TX, 4.5
6/7. Jason Harper, Palmer, TX, 4.5


1. Rowdy Rieken, Arp, TX
Cuatro Hindes, Charlotte, TX, 7.1*
2. Stormy Pruitt, Fort Davis, TX
Zane Bowers, Llano, TX, 7.2
3. Breck Bean, Ft. Hancock, TX
Cody Guess, Colorado City, TX, 8.0
4. Chad Saunders, Greenbrier, AR,
Shawn Harris, Conway, AR, 8.1
5. Bret Boatright, Mulhall, OK
Kory Koontz, Sudan, TX, 8.2*
6. Chris Lawson, Collinsville, OK
Mickey Gomez, Salado, TX, 8.5


1. Jerry Cox, Cotulla, TX, 10.9
2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, TX, 11.0
3. Buster Record, Buffalo, OK, 12.4
4. J.D. Yates, Pueblo, CO, 12.6
5. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, OK, 12.8
6/7. Jackie Gillespie, Andrews, TX, 13.2
6/7. Johnny Miller, Electra, TX, 13.2

Average leaders on two runs

(top 12 qualify for finals on Saturday night)


1. Stran Smith, Tell, TX, 19.1
2. Johnny Grimes, Kerrville, TX, 20.3
3. Doug Clark, Wayne, OK, 20.9
4. Kaid New, San Antonio, TX, 21.2
5. Mark Ivy, Mtn. Home, TX, 21.6
6. Clay Cerny, Eagle Lake, TX, 22.3


1. Cody Kenney, Bryan, TX, 9.0*
2. Byron Walker, Ennis, TX, 9.1
3. Jason Harper, Palmer, TX, 9.2
4. Kitt Woody, Cleburne, TX, 9.5
5. Rope Myers, Athens, TX, 9.7


6/7. Brian Bauerle, Austin, TX, 9.8
6/7. Houston Powers, Sonora, , TX, 9.8


1. Breck Bean, Ft. Hancock, TX, 14.8
Cody GuessColorado City, TX
(fastest two run time, previous best Jake Barnes & Clay O’Brien Cooper in 1992)
2. Charles Pogue,Ringling, OK
Britt Bockius, Claremore, OK, 17.6
3. Johnnie Philipp, Washington, TX,
John Philipp, Washington, TX, 17.8
4. J.D. Yates, Pueblo, CO
Jay Wadhams, Pueblo, CO, 17.9
5. Chuck Doebbler, George West, TX
Colton Niemann, Woodsboro, TX, 19.0
6. Stormy Pruitt, Fort Davis, TX
Zane Bowers, Llano, TX, 20.2
7. Bret Boatright, Mulhall, OK
Kory Koontz, Sudan, TX, 21.9*


1. Jerry Cox, Cottula, TX, 22.7
(fastest two run time, previous best Arnold Felts 24.1 -1996)
2. Buster Record, Buffalo, OK, 24.0
3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, TX, 24.3
4. Jim Davis, Abilene, TX, 25.1*
5. J.D. Yates, Pueblo, CO, 26.1
6. Guy Allen, Lovington, NM, 26.2

Event leaders in the one go-round events


1. Chad Klein, Jackson, LA, 81*, No Satisfaction
2/3. Chuck Logue, Decatur, TX, 80*, Little Sister
2/3. Jon Brockway, Ft. Worth, TX, 80*, Addicted to Love
4/5. Larry Sandvick, Kaycee, WY, 79, Foot Loose
4/5. Kirk Richard, Sulphur, LA, 79, Skoal After Midnight
6/7. Beau Mayo, Stephenville, TX, 76*, Low Rider
6/7. Dusty McCollister, Acworth, GA, 76,Rose Garden


1/2. Scott Johnston, Eagle Butte, SD, 77*, Jenny Jenny
1/2. Tom Reeves, Eagle Butte, SD, 77*, Shake It Up
3. Rod Hay, Wildwood, Alb., 76, Powerful Stuff
4. Jim Blaine Kenney, Carlsbad, NM, 74*, Hanky Panky
5. Red Lemmel, Mud Butte, SD, 73, Jeremiah
6/7. Mike Coon, Stephenville, TX, 71*, Good Vibrations
6/7. Dan Mortensen, Manhattan, MT, 71, American Pie


1. Tuff Hedeman, Morgan Mill, TX, 87, The Warrior
2. Cory Crye, Coleman, TX, 86*, Funky Town
3/4. Buddy Reed, Rolena, TX, 84, Bad to the Bone
3/4. Lonnie Steverson, New Hebron, MS, 84, Skoal Cadillac
5. Aaron Semas, Auburn, CA, 82, Superstitious
6/7. Erik Bortnem, Brookins, SD, 81, Devil Inside
6/7. Jeremy Taylor, Chelsea, OK, 81, Louie Louie
sp8. Francis Wilson, Sidney, NE, 80, Skoal’s Strokin’
sp8. Lane Bosley, Kilgore, TX, 80*, Jump


1. Kim Squires, Carnegie, OK, 17.76
2. Cheyenne Wimberly, Stephenville, TX, 17.81
3/4. Bridgett Thomas, Combine, TX, 17.89
3/4. Stacey Brent,LaPorte, TX,17.89
5. Carissa Allred,Stephenville, TX,17.90
6. Deb Sibley,Carlsbad, NM,17.92
7. Tara Taffner,Stephenville, TX,17.93*
8. Sue Miller,Lott, TX,17.94

Following will be some of the contestants to watch for during the third and fourth performances
Please note that for Friday’s 3rd performance there is a match up of Brian Herman and the same bull that he rode to win the championship at Pecos in 1994.

Third Performance match ups


Wayne HermanDickinson, ND1992 world champion, finished 1996 in ninth place, has drawn national finals rodeo horse Rose Garden. In 1992 Ken Lensegrav tied for the arena record at the West of the Pecos rodeo on this horse scoring 87 points.

Matt Burch,Gillette, WY,currently tied for second in the Mountain States Circuit has drawn national finals rodeo horse Skoal’s Celebration that Marvin Garrett rodeo in 1994 to win the West of the Pecos rodeo.

Jeff Miller, Lance Creek, WY,has drawn national finals rodeo horse national finals horse Rockin’ Robin.

Travis Johnson, Albuquerque, NM, has drawn Bad Company Rodeo’s national finals horse Can’t Touch This. Bob Logue won the West of the Pecos rodeo in 1993 on same.


Thursday: Jay Fowlkes, Casey Stewart, Jason Owen


Wednesday: Ruben Carrasco, Trevor Teague

Thursday: 1. Moy Castillo, Ryan Steig
2. Pat Yeager, Lance Knowles

The third performance of the 115Th annual West of the Pecos Rodeo is Friday night at 8:30 pm and will continue through Saturday night. This year is one of the largest ever with 706 contestants entered from 27 states, Australia, and Canada. They are competing for a record pay off of over $210,000. The largest individual event is the bull riding where 150 contestants will challenge the Bad Company Rodeo Company bulls, which include the “Dirty Dozen” professional rodeo’s highest marked and most athletic herd of bulls. Among this year’s contestants there are 80 world championships represented and 78 contestants that are currently among the top 15 in the world for their respective events.

  • Thank you very much, any help you can give in promoting the 1997 West of the Pecos rodeo is greatly appreciated.
  • Results will follow each performance. For more information please contact Curt Robinson at 915-445-5404

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