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WATCH: Team Roping Tradition

The Johnson family ranch west of Casper dates to the days of Chief Washakie and Tom Horn. In fact, if you are watching Cheyenne Frontier Days on Cowboy Channel or live at Frontier Park the “Rodeo 101” explaining origins of team roping the sepia-toned video footage was filmed on Johnson land. Kellan and Carson Johnson are carrying on the winning team roping tradition established by their father Jhett who won the world in 2011. His boys were in sync Thursday for their CFD progressive round finishing in the top four to send them to the semifinals Friday.

WATCH: Rookie Saddle Bronc

The high-marked ride in the rookie bronc competition so far at Cheyenne Frontier Days was spurred by Sweetwater County native Ira Dickinson for 81 points on Tuesday. Father Marc Dickinson was close at hand.

Young Cowboys Make Noise at CFD

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (June 24, 2022) – With a name like Bronc, Bobby and Michelle Marriott’s son seemed destined to ride bucking horses from birth. Twenty-three years later Bronc Marriott rode Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s bucking horse named Worth the Whiskey to win Quarter Finals 2 of bareback riding at the 126th Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD).
Marriott, who lives in Woods Cross Utah, grew up in the world of professional rodeo. His dad was a bronc rider and long-time professional rodeo pickup man. A three-time qualifier for College National Finals Rodeo, Marriott turned pro in 2020 and is currently 29th in the world championship standings. He added $2,400 to his season earnings and advanced to next weekend’s Semifinals where he will have the opportunity to add to his earnings and move on to the Championship Finals on Sunday, July 31.
Denton Good, a 2022 high school graduate from Long Valley, South Dakota, has spent the last week in Wyoming competing in the steer wrestling. He qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Gillette and competed in two preliminary rounds there, squeezing in qualifying round competition at CFD before competing in the Championship Round of the NHSFR on Saturday where he finished in the top six.
He was back in Cheyenne Sunday and won Quarter Finals 2 in the steer wrestling with a 6.6-second run. The 18-year-old will be one of the youngest athletes to compete in next weekend’s Semifinals.
Dawson Gleaves of Amarillo, Texas, has the nickname of “Sticky” and the CFD crowd saw why Sunday afternoon. The rookie bull rider stuck to the back of United Pro Rodeo’s bull Amish Burnout for a score of 88 points and the quarter-finals win.
Gleaves, who is ranked third in the bull riding rookie standings and 35th in the world championship standings, attends Clarendon (Texas) College and qualified for the College National Finals last year. He advances to next weekend’s Semifinals and could “stick” around for the Championship Finals with another ride like he made in Quarter Finals 2.
Also moving on to the Semifinals are the husband and wife duo of Ryan and Shy-Anne Jarrett of Comanche, Oklahoma. Ryan, a former all-around world champion who now focuses mainly on tie-down roping, caught a berth in the Semifinals in that event and Shy-Ann qualified for the Semifinals in barrel racing.
CFD also hosted the Women’s Ranch Bronc Riding World Finals July 23-24. Allysa Spierings, a Wisconsin native who lives in Missouri and works at the Joplin Regional Stockyards, was crowned the champion.
The Quarter Finals 3 begins at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, July 25.

Unofficial results from Quarter Finals 2

CHEYENNE, Wyo (July 24, 2022)- The following are unofficial results from Quarter Finals 2 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on Saturday, July 23. Payoff subject to change.
Bareback Riding: 1, Bronc Marriott, Woods Cross, Utah, 89 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Worth the Whiskey, $2,447. 2, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, 82.5, $1,835. 3, Keenan Hayes, Hayden, Colo., 82, $1,223. 4, (tie) Evan Betony, Tonalea, Ariz.; Ethan Mazurenko, Kaycee, Wyo., and Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont., 81, $203 each.
Breakaway Roping: 1, Anna Callaway, Billings, Mont., 3.5 seconds, $2,951. 2, Ashley Goforth, Azle, Texas, 6.5, $2,213. 3, Macy Young, Wittmann, Ariz., 14.1, $1,475. 4, Sara Montgomery, Wheatland, Wyo., 15.2, $737.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla., 11.5 seconds, $2,000. 2, Zaine Mikita, Byers, Colo., 11.9, $1,500. 3, Riley Webb, Denton, Texas, 12.1, $1,000. 4, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 12.5, $500.
Rookie Saddle Bronc Riding: Results pending
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Kade Bruno, Challis, Idaho, 86 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Knights Showoff. 2, (tie) Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., and Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M., 84.5, $1,471 each. 4, Taygen Schuelke, Newell, S.D., 80.5, $588.
Team Roping: 1, (tie) Turner Harris, Killdeer, N.D., and Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.; and Jay Tittle, Pueblo, Colo., and Cole Cooper, Montrose, Colo., 8.0 seconds, $1,750 each. 3, Rhett Anderson, Annabella, Utah, and Max Kuttler, American Falls, Idaho., 8.2, $1,000 each. 4, Kyon and Clancey Kreutzer, Lake Creek, Texas, 9.0, $500 each.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Denton Good, Long Valley, S.D., 6.6 seconds, $2,000. 2, Mason Couch, Bronaugh, Mo., 7.2, $1,500. 3, Gus Franzen, Kearney, Neb., 8.1, $1,000. 4, Shane Frey, Duncan, Okla., 8.2, $500.
Barrel Racing: 1, Taycie Matthews, Wynne, Ark., 17.65 seconds, $2,353. 2, Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D., 17.82, $1,765. 3, Stephanie Fryar, Waco, Texas, 18.04, $1,176. 4, Shy-Anne Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 18.07, $588.
Bull Riding: 1, Dawson Gleaves, Amarillo, Texas, 88 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Amish Burnout, $2,397. 2, Brody Yeary, Morgan Mill, Texas, 86, $1,797. 3, (tie) Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, and Shad Winn, Nephi, Utah, 85, $898 each.
Wild Horse Race: No qualified rides

WATCH: Women’s Ranch Bronc Championship

Just two days into the Cheyenne Frontier Days afternoon performances there is a champion. Allysa Spierings from Missouri by way of Wisconsin won the first-ever Women Ranch Bronc Championships world finals. Contestants from the U.S., Canada and Australia were at ‘The Daddy’ for two riding opportunities and Spierings was the only one to stay on to the whistle both times. She started her rodeo life riding bulls but after a bad wreck changed to bucking broncs and loves it. Frontier Days made sure Spierings was well rewarded for her efforts.

WATCH: Barrel Racing Qualifier

A mother of four from a town of 80 people in South Dakota set a new barrel racing arena record Wednesday at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Summer Kosel and her horse Apollo finished the big arena pattern in 17.02 seconds to win the qualifying round that trimmed the field from more than 190 barrel racers to 72. Kosel has never been to ‘The Daddy’ and came this year at the urging of a friend. She beat the previous Frontier Park time by one one-hundredth of a second.

WATCH: Breakaway Qualifier

Sundance, Wyoming’s Peggy Garman set a breakaway roping record at Cheyenne Frontier Days on Wednesday morning with a three-second flat run. She won the wild card round in which just twelve of 140 ropers advanced to afternoon performances starting Saturday at ‘The Daddy.’ Garman is an alum of Casper College where she spent two years on the rodeo team. It may be some time before a smile leaves her face.

WATCH: Steer Wrestling Qualifier

The Etbauer name has been synonymous with success at Cheyenne Frontier Days because a trio of Oklahoma saddle-bronc riding brothers ruled the roost for a long time. Robert Etbauer’s son Trell is a bit stouter, and he wrestles steers. Etbauer was faster than 130 of his bulldogging pals in qualifier Round 1 competition at ‘The Daddy’ Tuesday with a run of 5.7 seconds.

WATCH: Tie Down Roping Qualifier

Oklahoman Mike Johnson is Chute 9 royalty at Cheyenne Frontier Days. He won his first of two tie-down roping titles a quarter century ago and Johnson has entered ‘The Daddy’ for nearly four decades. He’s not going to many rodeos these days but the man who holds the NFR record for appearances in his event (23) was back in Cheyenne to easily advance out of the tie-down qualifying round with a solid 12.4 second run on Monday.

WATCH: Team Roping Qualifier

Those in the know say Sunday at Cheyenne Frontier Days was as good a display of team roping skill as you’d ever encounter. A total of 72 teams advanced out of the qualifying rounds to performances that begin next weekend and did so with runs ranging from seven to twelve seconds. A number of former Central Rocky Mountain Region college stars were among those to move on for a chance at a coveted buckle from ‘The Daddy.’ If you aren’t aware of strategy in team roping stick around for the last run here by Hershey, Nebraska’s Cooper and Tucker White. Cooper was an all-around cowboy for Gillette College.

Qualifying rounds of team roping Sunday at Cheyenne Frontier Days trimmed the field of more than 160 to 72 teams that advance to afternoon performances starting next weekend. Brothers Riley and Brady Minor from Ellensburg, Washington were fastest stopping the clock at 7.1 seconds. Heeler Brady has confidence in his horse no matter where they compete.

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