HIGHLIGHTS FROM TUESDAY NIGHT
Brian Bain of Culver, Ore., had the top score in the Bareback Bronc Riding competition Tuesday with 83 points aboard Blood Bath.
Through Sunday, Bain was ranked No. 12 overall in the Pro Rodeo standings with earnings of $34,462. He finished the 2010 season ranked No. 45.
The tandem of Brandon Beers (Powell Butte, Ore.) and Jim Ross Cooper (Monument, N.M.) tallied the top time in Tuesday night’s Team Roping event with an official time of 4.4 seconds.
Beers is the son of Mike Beers, who teamed to win a national championship in 1984 alongside Caldwell native Dee Pickett in Team Roping.
Reigning Stampede Barrel Racing champion and three-time national champion (1995, 1999 2010) Sherry Cervi of Marana, Ariz., recorded a time of 16.01 seconds, which ranked seventh. Through Sunday, Cervi was ranked in the top five in winnings with $60,128.
The only Idaho cowboy to compete Tuesday night was Olin Hannum of Malad. His Steer Wrestling time of 4.1 seconds was tied for fourth with Ethen Thouvenell of Napa, Calif.
The second go-round for Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Tie Down Roping was in progress at press time.
WHO TO WATCH THIS WEEK:
Snake River Stampede fans have a chance this week to see some of the top riders in the country, including Professional Rodeo money leaders Taos Muncy and Shane Proctor. Here is a quick look at the two:
RESIDENCE: Corona, N.M.
EVENT: Saddle Bronc
BIO: Muncy has won nine events through July 17th earning $75,888. In 2010 the 24-year old finished 8th in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and finished 9th in the 2010 World Standings. He is one of three riders (Ty Murray 1989, Matt Austin 2005) to win the College National Finals rodeo and the world championship (2007) in the same year. Muncy had an 81-point ride aboard Fade Away on Tuesday night and is the current leader.
RESIDENCE: Mooresville, N.C.
EVENT: Bull Riding
BIO: Through Tuesday, Proctor has won nine events this year, totaling $102,178. He finished the 2010 season ranked No. 23 in the world. In 2008, he won the “Toughest Cowboy” competition, a reality television series where he took home $35,000 and 36-plus acres of land in Pueblo, Colo. He is one of six top-20 money leaders scheduled to compete in Bull Riding at the Stampede.
All text by Ty Hawkins