The second three-round bracket at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is complete, and the big money winners were the most consistent players in the bunch.
Team ropers Nick Sartain and Kollin VonAhn sped their way into the semifinals, earning money in all three rounds and earning $5,404. According to San Antonio media agent Susan Kanode, the Oklahoma tandem won the first two rounds, then finished second on Monday night. They had runs of 5.0, 4.9 and 5.1, respectively.
They also proved that their 2009 world titles weren’t a fluke.
Barrel racer Carlee Pierce also earned $5,404 over the past three days, finishing second in the opening round, then winning the next two. Each run on Dillion got faster, including Monday’s 13.81.
They weren’t the only contestants to advance to the next level
Bracket 2 Semifinalists
Bareback Riding: 1. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., $2,947; 2. (tie) Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho, and Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta, $2,702; 4. Craig Wisehart, Stephenville, Texas, 76, $1,965.
Steer Wrestling: 1. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D., $2,456; 2. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., $2,211; 3. (tie) Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore., and Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, $1,965 each.
Team Roping: 1. Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla., and Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla., $5,404; 2. Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Okla., $2,702; 3. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Kinney Dale Harrell, Marshall, Texas; and Jake Stanley, Hermiston, Ore., and B.J. Campbell, Wickenburg, Ariz., $1,474.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Jake Wright, Milford, Texas, $3,439; 2. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, $3,193; 3. (tie) Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas, and Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, $2,456 each.
Tie-Down Roping: 1. E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas, $2,948; 2. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, $2,456; 3. (tie) Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas, and Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, $1,965.
Barrel Racing: 1. Carlee Pierce, $5,404; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., $2,947; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, $2,948; 4. Sabra O’Quinn, Ocala, Fla., $1,474.
Bull Riding: 1. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, $4,421; 2. Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas, $3,439; 3. Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo., $1,965; 4. Shawn Coleman, Springfield, S.D., $1,474.