FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 25, 2023)—There are several reasons that the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR) was selected as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, and one of those is the animals.
The rodeo also received the 2022 Remuda Award because of the livestock that was featured in competition in Dickies Arena. This year’s rodeo draws 20 different stock contractors from across North America who bring their best to be part of the $1.2 million FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament.
With the animals and the cowboys getting scores in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, it’s important to have bucking stock that provide the best opportunity. Tanner Butner from Daniel, Wyoming has been on both sides of the equation and was really excited to be on the top here on Tuesday night.
Wyoming’s Tanner Butner set a new arena record at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in the saddle bronc riding. Butner rode Andrews Rodeo Company’s All or Nothin’ for 94 points in Bracket 3 and is advancing to the semifinals.
FWSSR photo by James Phifer.
Butner, who is coming off his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was the saddle bronc riding star of Bracket 3. He was the last man to ride on Wednesday night and moved high on the top of the leaderboard with an outstanding ride aboard Andrews Rodeo Company’s horse named All or Nothin’. Not only did he win first place; he added his name to the history books with a 94-point ride setting an FWSSR record for the highest marked ride in the history of the rodeo.
Butner failed to cash in during Tuesday night’s first round, but by virtue of his performance on Wednesday, he will be back in Fort Worth for the semifinals. Butner’s traveling partner, Sage Newman from Melstone, Montana, finished at the top of the bracket after getting two second-place finishes. Newman won $2,640 in the bracket. Butner finished second with $1,760.
The stars of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association were at the top of the leaderboard for the second night in a row. Kelsie Domer, last year’s Fort Worth breakaway roping champion, finished in first place in both rounds. She has earned $3,520 here so far and will advance to the semifinals.
Domer, of Dublin, Texas, finished 20th in the world last year, thanks in part to a FWSSR win. She competed through May of the 2022 season, but then stayed home preparing for the birth of her and husband Ryan Domer’s first child, Oaklynn, who arrived in August.
Jordon Briggs won this rodeo in 2009 and is on pace to do it again. The Tolar, Texas, resident finished first in both rounds with times of 16.58 and 16.47 respectively. She also has earned $3,520 and will advance to the semifinals.
Korbin Rice from Hobbs, N.M., and Reed Lewis Boos, from White Cloud, Kan., qualified for the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament by winning the Johnson County Sherriff’s Posse Rodeo in Cleburne, Texas, last June. Now they are advancing to the semifinals after winning $2,200 in Bracket 3. They had a 6.6-second run to finish second on Wednesday night.
FWSSR photo by James Phifer.
Korbin Rice, from Hobbs, New Mexico, and Reed Lewis Boos, from White Cloud, Kansas, have not made it to the NFR, and are not the most well-known team ropers in the field. That could change. They qualified for the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament by winning the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo in Cleburne, Texas, last June. Being the new kids on the block didn’t faze them one bit.
With Rice doing the heading and Boos heeling, they stopped the clock in 5.4 seconds in round one, good for third place. They finished second in round 2 with a 6.6. Qualifying to compete here was a big step. Now they are taking the next step toward the championship by advancing to the semifinals with $2,200 won.
Bracket 4 starts in Dickies Arena on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The following are unofficial results from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Pro Rodeo Tournament, January 26, 2023.
(Qualifiers are based on tie-breaker rules.)
Bracket 3, Round 2
Bareback riding: 1, Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb. 89.5 points on Andrews Rodeo Company’s Top Dollar, $1,760. 2, Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, La., 87, $1,320. 3, Tom Webster, Injune, Queensland, Australia, 82, $880. 4,Yance Day, Mannford, Okla., 80, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Shadbolt, $2,420, and Broussard, $1,980. Wild card qualifier: Ben Kramer, Max, N.D., $1,760.
Steer wrestling: 1, Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla., 3.6 seconds, $1,760. 2, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 3.9, $1,320. 3, Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont., 4.1, $880. 4, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont, 4.3, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Lord, $2,200, and Frey, $1,760. Wild Card Qualifier: Sparing, $1,760.
Breakaway roping: 1, Kelsie Domer, Dublin, Texas, 1.9 seconds, $1,760. 2, Josey Murphy, Keachi, La., 2.7, $1,320. 3, Kendal Pierson, Wardlow, Alberta, Canada, 3.4, $880. 4, Sammy Taylor, Cisco, Texas, 12.0, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Domer, $3,520, and Murphey, $2,200. Wild Card qualifier: Tacy Webb, Midway, Texas, $1,320.
Saddle bronc riding: 1, Tanner Butner, Daniel, Wyo., 94 points on Andrews Rodeo Company’s All or Nothin’, $1,760. 2, Sage Newman, Melstone, Wyo., 91, $1,320. 3, Parker Fleet, Axtell, Texas, 87.5, $880. 4, Logan Cook, Alto, Texas, 86, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Newman, $2,640, and Butner, $1,760. Wild Card qualifier: Fleet, $1,760.
Tie-down roping: 1, Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas, 8.4 seconds, $1,760. 2, Blake Ash, Aurora, Mo., 8.5, $1,320. 3, Richard Newton, Portales, N.M., 9.8, $880. 4, Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas, 10.0, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Newton, $2,420, and Hughes, $2,200. Wild Card qualifier: Tom Crouse, Gallatin, Mo., $1,540.
Team Roping: 1, Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., $1,760 each. 2, Korbin Rice, Hobbs, N.M., and Reed Boos, White Cloud, Kan., 6.6, $1,320 each. 3, Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tanner Braden, Dewey, Okla., 9.7, $880 each. 4, Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 9.8, $440 each.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Tryan and Corkill; and Rice and Boos, $2,200 each, $2,200 each. Wild Card qualifier: Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwhead, Alberta, Canada, $1,760.
Barrel Racing: 1, Jordon Briggs, Tolar, Texas, 16.47 seconds, $1,760 each. 2,Molly Otto, Grand Forks, N.D., 16.55, $1,320. 3, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 16.61, $880. 4, Taycie Matthews, Wynne, Ark., 16.93, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Briggs, $3,520, and Lockhart, $2,200. Wild card qualifier: Otto, $1,760.
Bull Riding: 1, Chance Schott, McLaughlin, S.D., 90.5 points on Dakota Rodeo’s Guess Who, $1,760. 2, Tristan Hutchings, Monteview, Idaho, 87.5, $1,320. 3, Tayler Taylor, Stephenville, Texas, 85.5, $880. 4, Grayson Cole, Fredonia, Pa., 83, $440.
Semi-finals qualifiers: Schott, $2,310, and Hutchings, $1,870. Wild card qualifier, Taylor, $1,430.
PROVIDED COURTESY OF SUSAN KANODE / FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO TO TENN TEXAS MEDIA