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World Champion bareback rider and FRC alumni, Clayton Biglow, puts out another bareback horse on fire to the delight of the crowd, competing for his first National Western Stock Show Rodeo championship. He scored 85.5 points on Burch Rodeo’s Grub and Tugg  (Jan. 21, 2022) to advance to Saturday’s semi-finals. NWSS photo by Ric Andersen

Another FRC Rodeo alum in the spotlight in Reno Rodeo days 3 and 4!

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

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It was NV Energy Foundation’s Power of Good Night at the Reno Rodeo on June 19. The stands were packed on Father’s Day to see some of the best competitors in Pro Rodeo.

Bareback rider R.C. Landingham, currently ranked No. 13 in the world standings, took the high score with an 82-point ride on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Barracuda. He’s coming off a recent win at the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo. Three riders tied for second with 80-point rides including Winnemucca native, Trenten Montero; 2016 Reno Rodeo Bareback Champion, Clayton Biglow; and No. 19 bareback rider in the world, Bronc Marriott. Biglow is a former member of the Feather River College Rodeo team.

Stetson Wright showed the sold-out crowd why he’s the No. 1 all-around cowboy in the world, coming out on top in not one but two events. He earned an 87.5 on a re-ride in saddle bronc and then an 86.5 in bull riding. Wright is sitting at No. 1 in bull riding and No. 2 in saddle bronc with $1,454,382 in career earnings. He crossed $1 million in earnings during the regular season and is the youngest cowboy to accomplish that.

In steer wrestling, the fastest throw of the night went to Shayde Etherton at a lightning-quick 4 seconds flat.

Katie Pascoe was the first out of the gate tonight in barrel racing, and no one could touch her 17.05-second turn around the barrels.

Here are the night’s top results:

Bareback (score in points):

1. R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, CA 82 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Barracuda

T2. Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA 80 on Big Bend Rodeo’s 096

T2. Bronc Marriott, Woods Cross, UT on Big Bend Rodeo’s 883

T2. Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, NV on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Miss Major

Steer Wrestling (score in seconds): 

1. Shayde Etherton, Borden, IN 4.0

2. Wyatt Jurney, Las Cruces, NM 5.4

3. Justin Kimsey, Kennewick, WA 7.0

Team Roping (score in seconds): 

1. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, AZ & Paden Bray, Stephenville, TX 5.1

2. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, WA & Brady Minor, Ellensburg, WA 6.6

3. Jack Graham, Lakeview, OR & Reno Eddy, Gallup, NM 6.7

Saddle Bronc (score in points): 

1. Stetson Wright, Milford, UT 87.5 on his re-ride

2. Jake Watson, Hudson Hope, BC 84.5 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Blue Feather

3. Lucas Macza, High River, AB 83 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Major Cover

Tie-Down Roping (score in seconds):

1. Marty Yates, Stephenville, TX 7.9

2. Taylor Santos, Creston, CA 8.5

3. John Douch, Huntsville, TX 10.3

Women’s Breakaway Roping (score in seconds): 

1. Amanda Coleman, Stephenville, TX 3.2

2. Brighton Bauman, Burleson, TX 3.5

3. Kayelen Helton, Stephenville, YX 3.6

WPRA Barrel Racing (score in seconds):

1. Katie Pascoe, Morrow Bay, CA 17.05

2. Kathy Petska, Turlock, CA 17.34

3. Kaiden Ayres, Woodlake, CA 17.43

Bull Riding (score in points):

1. Stetson Wright, Milford, UT 86.5 on Flying U Rodeo’s Bringin Brother

2. Colton Kelly, Rhome, TX 81.5 on Rosser Rodeo’s Big Guy

3. Cole Hill, Klamath Falls, OR 78 on Rosser Rodeo’s Dancehall


Reno Rodeo day 4

Another sold-out crowd packed the stands for Jack Daniel’s Night, June 20- the fourth night of the Reno Rodeo, with another exciting night of Pro Rodeo action.

For the second night in a row, the No. 13 ranked bareback rider R.C. Landingham had the coveted victory lap with an 86.5-point ride on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Black Mary, besting the pack and beating his winning score from last night. Clayton Biglow secured the second spot for the second night in a row with an 83 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Moon Shadow.

Not all of the Nevada riders fared too well tonight, but the Reno crowd had Fallon native Jade Corkill to cheer for in the team roping event. The No. 11 ranked healer had the fastest time of 4.6 seconds alongside partner Clay Tryan.

Zeke Thurston shocked the crowd with a stellar 89.50 performance on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Spring Plantin in the final saddle bronc ride of the night. The Canada native bested last night’s winner and No. 1 all around cowboy in the world, Stetson Wright, who scored an 84.50 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Spotted Blues.

2016 Reno Rodeo barrel racing winner Stevi Hillman put herself in the running for the silver spurs with the second best score of the week with a lightning fast 17.13 second run, placing her in second behind last night’s winner Katie Pascoe. 

 The bulls got the best of most of the riders tonight with only three qualifying rides. In his first time in Reno, Coy Pollmeier had the highest scoring ride of the night with an 83 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Bud’s Delight, followed by Cash Toews’ 82-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s Fast Money.

Bareback (score in points):

1. R.C. Landingham, Hat Creek, CA 86.50 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Black Mary

2. Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA 83 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Moon Shadow

3. Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, AB 80.50 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Morning Light

Steer Wrestling (score in seconds):

1. Landris White, Angleton, TX 4.0

2. Walt Arnold, Coleman, TX 5.5

3. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, ID 5.8

Team Roping (score in seconds):

1. Clay Tryan, Helena, TX & Jade Corkill, Fallon, NV 4.6

2. Tyler Wade, Terrell, TX & Trey Yates, Pueblo, CO 4.7

3. Cooper White, Hershey, NE & Tucker James White, Hershey, NE 9.6

Saddle Bronc (score in points):

1. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, AB 89.50 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Spring Plantin

2. Stetson Wright, Milford, UT 84.50 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Jacob’s Ladder

3. Lucas Macza, High River, AB 81.50 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Eldorado

Tie-Down Roping (score in seconds):

1. Kingcade Henry, Mount Pleasant, TX 8.3

2. Ladd King, Kaysville, UT 8.6

3. Cash Edward Hooper, Carlsbad, NM 9.2

Breakaway Roping (score in seconds):

1. Oaklie Sanders, Taylor, UT 2.7

2. Josey Murphy, Keachi, LA 3.1

3. Bryana Lehrmann, Lexington, TX, 3.3

Barrel Racing (score in seconds):

1. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, TX 17.13

2. Lexie Gross, Redmond, OR 17.31

3. Chelsie Stodghill, Prineville OR 17.32

Bull Riding (score in points):

1. Coy Pollmeier, Fort Scott, KS 83 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Bud’s Delight

2. Cash Toews, Canton, KS 82 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Fast Money

3. Chance Schott, Mclaughlin, SD 68.5 on Big Bend Rodeo’s Hot Pursuit

*Scores are unofficial until verified by the Rodeo Secretary.

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