Monday, July 28, 2008

Partner Update

One more update - Mike Jones will be roping with Chad masters. Don't know what jade is going to do yet.

See the end of my last entry for the full scoop on all the recent partner changes. Also check out for the latest roping news and events.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lots of News in the Team Roping World

Lots of news in the team roping world. The week of Casper, Sheridan, Colorado Springs, and Vernal was a week of tough go rounds and easy averages. Sheridan was the only average that stayed tough. We were 4.9, won 4th in the first round. 4.7 in the 2nd round, won second in the second round and ended up splitting 2nd and 3rd in the average.

Travis Woodard was 5.0 then 4.6 to win the average. 10.5 won 8th in the ave. Both rounds at Colorado Springs were won with a 4.2 Derrick Begay 1st round Travis Tryan 2nd round. Garrett Tonozzi won the average - 11.1 - only 4 teams caught smooth on two. Same scenario in Casper. We won 4th in the first round then I missed the second steer to win the average. Had to be 4 to place in both rounds, average fell apart. Turtle Powell won the average at Vernal 4.9 4.5 placing in both rounds. Coopers won 2nd. Jodi Pinkerd won 3rd. We were plus 5 on the first steer, then 5.5 and won 5th in the 2nd go.

Nampa started on the 14th, only 11 teams caught two to make the short round. We were 5.1 to win 3rd in the first round. Came back Saturday afternoon in the 2nd round, only 7 teams had caught two. All we had to do was catch to make it back. We were 5.4 coming back high team.

After the first round at Nampa we drove to Salt Lake City for slack on Tuesday. No time on the first steer for us. Derrick Begay won the first round 4.6 Jojo Lemond won 2nd 4.8. Drove to Cheyenne for slack on Wednesday. 9.5 with a hickey on horn so no time. Logan Olsen won the round with a 7.3 6,200.00 hit. Derrick Begay won 2nd with a 7.6. Big checks for both teams.

Short go for Cheyenne on the 27th. We turned the 2nd one out at Cheyenne to go to Salinas. Jojo and Matin won the average. Cody McMin and Travis Woodard won 2nd. Missed every one at Salinas. Wished I would have stayed in Cheyenne. Sorry Randon

Flew from Salinas to Nampa to rope in the 2nd and short rounds. Speed and Al won Nampa - the only team to catch all doubles. We were 2nd with a leg in the short round. A barrier won 4th.

Some poor roping lately has lead to some good teams splitting up. Here is the latest that I know about - Clay and Walt - done. Walt is going home. Dave Key and Kory Koontz - done. Clay Tryan and Kory Koontz together. Jake Stanley and Marty Becker - done. David Key and Marty Becker. Travis Tryan Micheal Jones winning the world - done. Walt Woodard never made it home. Travis Tryan and Walt together.

We will see how it goes and keep you posted. Be sure to check out for the latest in team roping. Have questions about life on the road? You can email me at

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Keep Movin'...

ok here we go with the forth of july update…

Kevin Daniels and Cory Petska did fantastic - one of the high-money winning teams placed in both rounds and average at Greeley, CO, second at Livingston, Montana were their big wins. Nick Sartain and Wren Richard were the big winners - they won Livingston $5,300 dollars placed at Window Rock, placed really high at Cody in a round and the average about 14,000 put them both in the top 15 in the world.

Luke brown and Monty Jo Petska won great also placing good at Greeley, CO and Livingston, moving them way up to the top 10. Ty Blasingame and Cody Hintz also did great - moving into the top 15.

For us, I roped so poorly everywhere that I dont know how we are even still in the top 15 much less 50. First was Greeley - waved it off to win the round - good steer. Drove to Cody, good steer good start, one horn to win the round. Window rock missed to do really good, flew to Livingston - 5.1. Ended up 11th no money. Flew from there to Oakley - 5.2 - won second in the first round. Drove to Greeley for second one - 5.1 plus 5 - would have won the second round.

Wednesday night in Window Rock for the second one - turned him but he followed me around and got into the fence - no time. Back to Cody for the second one - got out ran. Flew to Prescott, drew the best steer again, missed to win the first round, got out ran on the second one, turned him to long for money. Flew to Molalla, OR, now it is Saturday. We got there at 3:00, slack started at 8:00am. Roped the first steer in about 6.5 but they missed our time which was to long for any money so we had to rerun. Came back with a 4.8 - won the round. 5.4 on the second one - fifth in that round and won the average about $6,000 all together. Went straight to St. Paul - missed the first one to win the first round. 4.8 on the second one - 4th in the round - $1,800.

Flew straight to Oakley, UT for the second one. Got there about 5 minutes before the team roping started - 6.3 - won the average - ended up with about $11,000 for the fourth. Hung out there for the day and went to Casper. We were 5.1 - won fourth on the first one. Vernal on Tuesday - 5.1 plus 5. Went to Sheridan on Wednesday - 4.9 - fourth on the first one. Drove to Colorado Springs for the first one - got out a little late - 5.8 - no money but sitting ok for average. Drove back to Sheridan for Thursday night - 4.7 - ended up second in second round and second in average. Travis Woodard was 5.0 on first one - came back with 4.5 won second round and average. Two great runs!

Drove all night back to Colorado Springs, tuned one there to place in average - got one foot. That rodeo fell apart. I think only 5 or 6 teams caught two steers smooth. We went back to Casper on Wednesday night on the way to the springs and I missed a great steer that would have won the average there. That rodeo got really easy in the average also. Drove back to Vernal sat night, was 5.5 - won fourth in the second round there and got to Idaho about 3:00am this morning.

You see the need for these rodeos to be back-to-back so we don’t have to keep driving back to these same towns over and over again. We won about $6,500 this week, which should give us about $55,000 in the standing, which is pretty exciting for us. Nobody just dominated this week - it is pretty spread out. Tomorrow is Nampa, then to Salt Lake City, then to Cheyenne, then four days in Salinas, so we are enjoying our Sunday at home in Idaho!