Jarrett finds comfort in Guymon

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Ryan Jarrett ropes his calf Saturday afternoon to take the tie-down roping average lead at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)
Ryan Jarrett ropes his calf Saturday afternoon to take the tie-down roping average lead at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

By Katie Lackey
TwisTed Rodeo
GUYMON, Okla. – With only six rodeos under his belt this year, Ryan Jarrett has bounced back from a wrist injury with an opportunity to win Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo.

Jarrett, the 10-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, has spent some time on the sidelines because of wrist surgery he had done after the 2016 NFR.

“I have been at home doing lots of work,” Jarrett said. “I am pretty excited to get back at it and go to all those rodeos.”

Ryan Jarrett
Ryan Jarrett

His cumulative time of 23.3-seconds on three runs has set him up to take the lead in the tie-down roping after the second performance Saturday afternoon. There are still two performances left to go before Jarrett is able to officially clench the title.

“It is real important,” Jarrett said about winning Pioneer Days. “They have lots of entries. The added money is good, and the rounds pay well. It will bring you up in the standings if you do good here.”

He managed an 8.0-second run on his third calf. The run tied him for fourth place in the round.

“I should have won money in that round. Eight (seconds) flat probably won’t win much; if it does, it will be at the bottom,” he said. “I have a pretty good chance to win the average.”

Jarrett has always done well in the Oklahoma Panhandle. In 2009, he won the tie-down roping, but his success hasn’t come without support from his family.

“It makes a lot of things possible,” Jarrett said. “If I need to be gone, I don’t really worry about anything; it is all taken care of. They are behind me 100 percent. They do whatever I need done to make it possible.”

This support will be vital to Jarrett as he attempts to make another trip to the NFR.

“There will be a lot more rodeos that I will go to around Oklahoma and in the circuit before I head out for the summer,” he said. “I won’t leave until June 10 or so where I will be gone for about 100 days.

Jarrett is feeling hopeful about the money earned here propelling him to success into the summer months.

“It gives me a pretty good boost,” he said. “I have been winning decent at some small rodeos, but this feels good.”

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 2-7
Results through the first performance

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Clayton Biglow, 86.5 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Bar Code; 2. Jordan Petlon, 84; 3. Jake Brown, 82.5; 4. Mason Clements, 80.5; 5. (tie) J.C. Hester Jr. and Tim O’Connell, 80; 7. Tilden Hooper, 78.5; 8. Nate McFadden, 78.

Team roping: Third round leaders: 1. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.8 seconds; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 6.4; 3. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 7.0; 4. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 7.6; 5. Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson, 8.0; 6. (tie) Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer and Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 9.3; 8. Jr. Dees/Matt Zancanella, 13.1. Aggregate leaders: 1. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 28.1 seconds on three runs; 2. Manny Equsquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 28.9; 3. Will Clark/Tanner Ward, 32.9; 4. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 37.0; 5. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 40.1; 6. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 13.6 seconds on two runs; 7. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 13.8; 8. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 14.3.

Steer wrestling: Third round leaders: 1. Tyler Pearson, 3.4 seconds; 2. Jon Ragatz, 3.8; 3. (tie) Ty Erickson, Mike Bates Jr. and Jacob Talley, 4.0; 6. Tyler Waguespack, 4.1; 7. Cole Edge, 4.3; 8. Richard Coats, 4.4. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ty Erickson, 13.0 seconds on three runs; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 13.1; 3. Jon Ragatz, 14.4; 4. Casey Martin, 14.6; 5. Tyler Pearson, 15.0; 6. Cole Edge, 15.9; 7. Will Lummus, 16.0; 8. Jacob Talley, 16.1.

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. CoBurn Bradshawm 84.5 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex; 2. Jake Wright, 82; 3. Leon Fountain, 80.5; 4. Cort Scheer, 79.5; 5. Colt Gordon, 79; 6. Taos Muncy 77.5; 7. Shorty Garrett, 77; 8. Audy Reed, 76.5.

Tie-down roping: Third round leaders: 1. Caddo Lewallen, 7.5 seconds; 2. Shane Hanchey, 7.7; 3. Cimarron Boardman, 7.9; 4. (tie) Michael Otero and Ryan Jarrett, 8.0; 6. Cory Solomon, 8.1; 7. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Sterling Smith, 8.2. Aggregate leaders: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 23.3 seconds on three runs; 2. Shane Hanchey, 23.4; 3. Cory Solomon, 24.9; 4. Michael Otero, 25.1; 5. Tyson Durfey, 25.9; 6. Sterling Smith, 25.9; 7. Cimarron Boardman, 26.5; 8. Caddo Lewallen, 27.8.

Barrel racing: Second round leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 17.20 seconds; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.38; 3. Dona Kay Rule, 17.46; 4. (tie) Jodi Colton, Kelly Tovar and Cayla Small, 17.49; 7. Tiany Schuster, 17.50; 8. (tie) Lauren Magdeburg and Lake Mehalic, 17.53; 10. Ari-Anna Flynn, 17.58; 6. (tie) Falon Jordan and Ali Armstrong, 17.60; 8. Taci Bettis, 17.62; 9. Cerei McCaffery, 17.65; 10. Sarah Kieckhefer, 17.66. Aggregate leaders: 1. Hailey Kinsel 35.02 seconds on two runs; 2. Jodi Colton, 35.22; 3. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Tammy Fischer, 35.25; 5. (tie) Dona Kay Rule and Kelly Tovar, 35.37; 7. Tiany Schuster, 35.38; 8. Morgan Breaux, 35.40; 9. Lauren Magdeburg, 35.44; 10. Jaime Barrow, 35.73.

Bull riding leaders: 1. Roscoe Jarbo, 84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Apollo’s Gold; 2. Boudreaux Campbell, 83; 3. (tie) Jeff Askey and Kyle Ziegler, 82; 5. John Pitts, 80.5; 6. Joe Frost, 80; 7. Trevor Kastner, 77; 8. Corey Atwell, 82.


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