Three world champions advanced out of the third bracket at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, but they squeaked into the semifinals by finishing fourth in their respective disciplines.
Reigning world champion team ropers Turtle Powell and Jhett Johnson and three-time world champion barrel racer Sherry Cervi moved on in the tournament-style format. Powell and Johnson placed in just one of three go-rounds, but that second-place finish on Wednesday night was worth $1,474. Cervi earned $1,965.
Congratulations to all the semifinalists.
Bracket 3 Seminfinalists
Bareback Riding: 1. Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho, $4,176; 2, (tie) Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., and Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah, $2,702 each; 3. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas, $1,965.
Steer Wrestling: 1. (tie) Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif., and Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., $3,439 each; 3. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., $2,702; 4. Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont., $1,965..
Team Roping: 1. Justin Yost, Mount Morris, Pa., and Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash., $4,421; 2. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga., and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., $3,930; 3. Derick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., $1,965; 4. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas, and Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo., $1,474.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, $3,930; 2. Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah, $2,947; 3. Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo., $2,456; 4. Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D., $1,965.
Tie-Down Roping: 1. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, $3,489; 2. (tie) Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, and Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas, $2,948 each; 4. Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas, $1,965.
Women’s Barrel Race: 1. Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick, Kingston, Okla., and Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas, $2,456; 4. Sherri Cervi, Marana, Ariz., $1,965.
Bull Riding: 1. Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah, $3,684; 2. Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo., $2,948; 3. Cody Gardner, Ault, Colo., $1,965; 4. Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia, $1,719.