Jaycees pack rodeo grounds for two performances of PRCA action

J.P. Plutt
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Wild ride for Wylee

Wylee Hurst, a cowboy from Rigby, Idaho, lost his battle with George’s Hotline. The bull shot out of the chute and then levitated sideways before spinning Hurst to the ground during Sunday’s performance of the 66th annual Dillon Jaycee PRCA Labor Day Rodeo. J.P. Plutt photo

The 66th edition of the Dillon Jaycee PRCA Labor Day Rodeo lived up to the billing of Montana’s Biggest Weekend. 

“It went real well,” said Dillon Jaycee Rodeo Chairman Nathan Hunt.  “We had standing room only at the rodeo Saturday night.  It was a little hot today (Sunday) but it was just as thrilling.”

While world champions and NFR veterans made their way to the pay window, local hands made the crowd roar throughout the weekend.
Tristan Hansen, a cowboy who starred at UMW, won the bareback with an 81.5 point ride aboard Land of Fancy.  Hansen now calls Dillon home. Tanner Butner, another UMW alum, placed third in saddle bronc.

Ben Folsom of Jackson teamed with Matt Williams of Rexburg, Idaho, to time a 4.3 second run in team roping and take second place.  Ty Hendrick of Jackson added an eighth place finish in tie down roping for the Beaverhead County town.
Former world champion tie down roper Haven Meged of Miles City won money in both tie down roping and team roping to win the All Around Cowboy award.

66th Dillon Jaycee PRCA Rodeo

at Harry Andrus Arena,
Beaverhead Fairgrounds

Stock contractor/producer – Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenon Genetics.  Announcers – Barney Sheridan.  Arena secretary – Cathy Wieferich.  Clown & barrelman – Kevin Higley.  Bullfighters – Zach Duval and Conner Crowley.  Pick-up men – KC Verherlst and Andy Bolich.  Timer – Marlo Ward.  Dillon Jaycee President – Matt Allen.  Jaycee Rodeo Chairman – Nathan Hunt.  Total PRCA payout – $61,613.20.

All Around Cowboy – Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont., $2,009.48 in team roping,  tie-down roping and team roping.

Wild Horse Race – results not available.

Steer Wrestling – 1, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., 3.5 seconds, $1,908.20.  2, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 3.6, $1,579.20.  3, Bryn Roy, Dalemead, Alb., Canada, 3.8, $1,250.20.  4, Timmy Sparing, Helena, Mont., 3.9, $921.20.  5, Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont., 4.0, $592.20.  6, Brady Boyce, Belgrade, Mont., 4.2, $329.00.

Bareback Riding – 1, Tristan Hansen, Dillon, Mont., 81.5 points on Land of Fancy, $1,457.94.    2, Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho, 77, $1,104.50.  3, Trevar McAllister, Ronan, 75, $795.24.  4, Tucker Zingg, Crow Agency, Mont., 73, $530.16.   5, Josh Parker, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 67,  $309.26.
Team Roping – 1, Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah/Caleb Hendrix, Fallon, Nev., 4.0 seconds, $2,551.16 each. 2, Ben Folsom, Jackson, Mont./Matt Williams, Rexburg, Idaho., 4.3, $2,218.40 each.  3, Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz../Colter Todd, Wilcox, Ariz., 4.5, $1,885.64 each.  4, Manny Egusquiza Jr., Stephenville, Texas/Dalton Pearce, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 4.9, $1,552.88 each.  5/6/7, Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont./Justin Viles, Cody, Wyo., and Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla./Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., and Shawn Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.,/Zachary Schweigert, Livingston, Mont, 5.0, $887.36 each.  8, Brodi Jones, Grantsville, Utah/Jason Warner, Rigby, Idaho, 5.1, $221.84 each.  

Saddle Bronc Riding – 1, Alan Gobert, Browning, Mont., 84 poins on Heaven’s Seat, $1,696.79.  2, Jack Bentz, Crane, Ore., 82, $1,285.45.  3, Tanner Butner, Daniel, Wyo., 80, $925.52.  3/4, Qwint Stroh, Glendive, Mont., and Q Taylor, Casper, Wyo., 76, $488.46 each.  6, Travis Nelson, Kinsey, Mont., 75, $257.09.
Tie Down Roping – 1, Riley Wakefield, O’Neill, Neb., 7.9 seconds, $2,064.71.  2, Britt Bedke, Oakley, Idaho, 8.1, $1,795.40.  3, Macon Murphy, Keatchie, La., 8.5, $1,526.09.  4/5, Chase Webster, Kansas, Utah, and Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont., 8.7, $1,122.12 each.  6, Bode Scott, Pryor, Mont.,8.9, $718.16.  7,  Quinn A. McQueary,, Belgrade, Mont., 9.0, $448.85.  8, Ty Hedrick, Jackson, Mont., 9.3, $179.54.

Wild Cow Milking – results not available.  

Barrel Racing - 1, Abigail Knight, Charlo, Mont., 17.65 seconds, $1,731.19.  2, Shannon McReynolds, La Luz, N.M., 17.66, $1,483.88. 4, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Lampasas, Texas,, 17.74, $1,071.69.  5, Lexi Bagnell, Polson, Mont., 17.79, $824.38.  6, Gayleen Malone, Pray, Mont., 17.81, $659.50.  7, Ashley Day, Volborg, Mont, 17.94, $494.62.  8/9, Madison Wilkerson, Bozeman, Mont., and Jordan Payne, Conrad, Mont., 17,95, $288.53 each.  10-tie, Tammy Carpenter, Kalispell, Mont., and Maggie Poloncic, Gillette, Wyo., 17.96, $82.43 each.

Bull Riding – 1, Riley Barg, Lewisville, Idaho, 86 points on George’s Hotline, $1,609.93.  2, Kobe Curtis Whitford, Cut Bank, Mont., 84, $1,219.65.  3, Seth Green, Minden, Nev., 80, $878.14.  4, Austin Herrea, Soap Lake, Wash., 77, $585.43.  5, Cole Wagner, Valier, Mont., 66, $341.50.