2019 PRCA World Standings

AA: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $83,412

BB: Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah $115,965

SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $101,162

TR-1: Ty Blasingame, Casper, Wyo. $73,229

TR-2: Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. $81,645

SB: Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah $138,110

TD: Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas $81,435

BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $86,831

SR: Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas $32,563

BR: Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. $77,539

PRCA Rookie Shadbolt wins in Guymon

The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo is situated in a natural draw and the arena provides a unique setting for one of Oklahoma’s richest rodeos and the top contestants in ProRodeo.

One of those contestants was bareback rider Garrett Shadbolt, who edged out Bill Tutor, last year’s Pioneer Days champion bareback rider. Shadbolt posted an 87-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Joker, clinching the win by one point.

The Merriman, Neb., cowboy was ranked 30th in the PRCA/RAM World Standings before Guymon. Shadbolt’s earnings of $2,414 will not only get him closer to his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification but will also further his lead in the Prairie Circuit Standings and boost his position in the PRCA/Resistol Rookie Standings.

“I’ve seen a video or two of that horse bucking, and he seemed like an average horse,” Shadbolt said. “The stock contractor told me if I have a really strong mark-out, he’ll sometimes stack up in front of the chutes and have a better trip. I just tried to focus on getting him marked out really well, and he stopped right out there and circled around in front of the chutes. It made for a really flashy ride. He was everything I could ask for.”

The rookie cowboy has his sights set high. “My goal is to hit 100 rodeos this year, win the Resistol Rookie of the year, and I believe that would get me to the Wrangler NFR.” Shadbolt said.