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DeMoss wins saddle bronc

2005-12-06T23:00:00Z DeMoss wins saddle broncThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 06, 2005 11:00 pm  • 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Cody DeMoss won the fifth round of the saddle bronc riding at the National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday.

DeMoss, of Crowville, La., had 83.5 points on Knight Rocket. Rod Warren and Rod Hay, both of Alberta, Canada, were the only other successful riders among the 15 competitors and tied for second with 76.5 points.

''That doesn't happen very often,'' DeMoss said of the 12 riders being bucked off. ''On paper, it was supposed to be that seven or eight guys would ride for sure. But you just never know.''

Seven-time team roping world champion Jake Barnes of Scottsdale, Ariz., lost part of his right thumb and was taken to University Medical Center. There was no immediate word on Barnes' condition, but the organization said he is doubtful for the remainder of the event.

Saddle bronc rider Rusty Allen was transported to University Medical Center with possible broken ribs after being bucked off of Air Force Brown Bomber.

In bareback riding, event leader Kelly Timberman of Mills, Wyo., won with 88.5 points on River Boat Annie and took over the season standings lead with 422 points over five rounds. Rowdy Buechner of Sandpoint, Idaho, finished second with 86 and Andy Martinez of Pavillion, Wyo., was third with 85.5.

''We're only halfway through, and I don't even really care about the average yet,'' Timberman said. ''There's so much to go that there's no reason to think about it. I just show up, get on every day and try to do my best and leave it at that.''

Aggregate and event leader Lee Graves of Alberta and Ryan Jarrett of Summerville, Ga., tied for first place in steer wrestling with times of 3.4. Birch Negaard of Buffalo, S.D., was third in 3.6.

''My horses are working really well,'' Graves said. ''I have a lot of confidence in the horse I'm riding and I'm just trying to stay focused every night. I'm just trying to not panic about anything and just making as good of a run as I can.''

In team roping, Wade Wheatley of Hughson, Calif., and Kyle Lockett of Ivanhoe, Calif., won in a time of 3.9 seconds and held on to first place with a time of 27.60 over five rounds. Shane Schwenke of Harlem, Mont., and Jhett Johnson of Casper, Wyo., were second in 4.4, while Matt Tyler of Lipan, Texas, and Cody Cowden of Merced, Calif., finished third in 5.2.

''We're drawing decent steers and Wade's getting good starts and spinning them fast, and it's my job to just catch 'em,'' Lockett said. ''We have to just stay after it.''

In tie-down roping, Justin Maass of Giddings, Texas, won in 7.1 seconds for his second victory during the last three rounds. Stran Smith of Childress, Texas, placed second in 7.3, while standings leader Fred Whitfield of Hockley, Texas, finished third in 7.6.

In barrel racing, Kelly Kaminski of Bellville, Texas, won in 14.06 seconds, Sheri Sinor Estrada of Alamogordo, N.M., was second in 14.12 and Linda Vick of Hesperia, Calif., finished third in 14.13. Vick also reclaimed her world standings lead from Shali Lord of Lamar, Colo., who finished first during the three previous rounds. Estrada now leads the aggregate standings with a time of 70.87 for five rounds.

Zeb Lanham of Sweet, Idaho, and Jason McClain of Lewis, Colo., tied for first in bull riding with 89.5 points on Louisville Slugger and Poison Ivy, respectively. The win was Lanham's third in the last four rounds. Dustin Elliott of North Platte, Neb., followed in third with an 89.

Steve Woolsey of Spanish Fork, Utah, finished fourth with 86.5 and is the only rider who has successfully ridden all five of his bulls. He is the aggregate leader with 402 points.

In all-around, Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, continues to lead the standings with $184,022 and Graves remains the event leader with $53,383.

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