“Let ‘er Buck!” The Pendleton Round-Up Headlines This Week’s ProRodeo Tracker

Little more than two weeks remain in the regular season as ProRodeo athletes attempt to hold their ground in the top 15.

Photograph by Clay Guardipee/Rodeo Ready Shop

Little more than two weeks remain in the regular season as ProRodeo athletes attempt to hold their ground in the top 15.

For bubble barrel racers hoping to keep or gain a spot inside the top 15 in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world standings, the outcome of the next two and a half weeks is crucial. Chances have grown slim to secure ProRodeo Circuit Finals qualifications and year-end titles as September ticks to an end.

While the largest payout available in the month of September was the $74,500 NFR Playoff Series Finale, perhaps no end-of-season rodeo is as highly anticipated as the Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon where barrel racers braved the green mile hoping to run down a portion of the $40,000 in added prize money. National Finals Rodeo regular Lisa Lockhart won a combined $6,617 from Pendleton, Othello and Albuquerque to narrow the roughly $8,400 deficit from 15th that she had according to last week’s standings. Michelle Darling is holding strong at No. 15 with $79,572. Lockhart is now $2,000 away from the NFR qualifying line.

WPRA World Standings as of September 19, 2022

1Jordon BriggsTolar, TX$177,217.4030
2Dona Kay RuleMinco, OK$127,441.7937
3Stevi HillmanWeatherford, TX$120,606.3549
4Hailey KinselCotulla, TX$118,904.2958
5Wenda JohnsonPawhuska, OK$118,744.1929
6Shelley MorganEustace, TX$110,460.9254
7Sissy WinnChapman Ranch, TX$101,877.7764
8Margo CrowtherNorth Fort Myers, FL$96,870.7182
9Emily BeiselWeatherford, OK$93,168.5884
10Kassie MowryDublin, TX$92,553.3024
11Bayleigh Choate (R)Fort Worth, TX$90,642.9981
12Brittany Pozzi TonozziLampasas, TX$87,722.1170
13Jessica RoutierBuffalo, SD$84,605.3259
14Leslie SmalygoSkiatook, OK$84,016.0948
15Michelle DarlingMedford, OK$79,572.0056
16Lisa LockhartOelrichs, SD$77,777.7886
17Paige JonesWayne, OK$77,554.0457
18Taycie Matthews (R)Wynne, AR$76,790.6680
19Cheyenne Wimberley (G)Stephenville, TX$75,070.5971
20Ivy SaebensNowata, OK$71,448.2949

Rodeos that end on September 30 or sooner count in the 2022 WPRA world standings, Resistol Rookie standings and ProRodeo Circuit standings.

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Pendleton Round-Up

Pendleton, Ore., Sept. 14-17

1. Kacey Gartner, 28.57 seconds, $5,381; 2. Katie Pascoe, 28.84, $4,613; 3. Teri Bangart, 28.89, $3,844; 4. Cheyenne Allan, 29.01, $3,331; 5. Italy Sheehan, 29.05, $2,563; 6. Shelly Mull, 29.12, $2,050; 7. (tie) Lisa Lockhart and Leia Pluemer, 29.15, $1,281 each; 9. Jessica Lewis, 29.21, $769; 10. Cierra Erickson, 29.31, $513. Finals: 1. Leia Pluemer, 28.38 seconds, $2,278; 2. Kacey Gartner, 28.54, $1,708; 3. Cheyenne Allan, 28.62, $1,139; 4. Lisa Lockhart, 28.74, $569. Average: 1. Kacey Gartner, 57.11 seconds on two head, $5,381; 2. Leia Pluemer, 57.53, $4,613; 3. Cheyenne Allan, 57.63, $3,844; 4. Lisa Lockhart, 57.89, $3,331; 5. Jessica Lewis, 58.09, $2,563; 6. Teri Bangart, 59.02, $2,050; 7. Cierra Erickson, 59.22, $1,538; 8. Rachelle Riggers, 59.76, $1,025; 9. Taycie Matthews, 62.57, $769; 10. Shelly Mull, 62.64, $513.

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Pendleton Round-Up Champion Barrel Racer Kacey Gartner. Photograph by Rod Connor
California cowgirl Katie Pascoe topped the first perf at the Pendleton Round-Up. Pascoe is No. 21 in the world coming into Pendleton with $65,533. Photograph by Clay Guardipee/Rodeo Ready Shop
Teri Bangart topped perf two in Pendleton with a time of 28.89 seconds. Photograph by WT Bruce

New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 14-18

1. Emily Beisel, 15.28 seconds, $3,819; 2. Shannon McReynolds, 15.29, $3,055; 3. Laura Mote, 15.35, $2,482; 4. Tarryn Lee, 15.39, $1,910; 5. Dona Rule, 15.40, $1,528; 6. Paige Jones, 15.43, $1,146; 7. Baillie Wiseman, 15.49, $955; 8. Christina Gould, 15.51, $859; 9. Jimmie Smith, 15.52, $764; 10. Taycie Matthews, 15.58, $668; 11. Lisa Lockhart, 15.59, $573; 12. Latricia Mundorf, 15.60, $477; 13. Sadie Wolaver, 15.61, $382; 14. (tie) Emma Charleston and Kassidy Dennison, 15.66, $239 each.

Emily Beisel and Chongo won the New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for $3,819. Photograph by Avid Visual Imagery

Marysville Stampede

Marysville, Calif., Sept. 17-18

1. Brooke Barker, 17.06 seconds, $515; 2. Kaillee Hamre, 17.29, $447; 3. Vicky Cook, 17.30, $380; 4. Shelley Holman, 17.50, $313; 5. Mendy Beardsley, 17.64, $246; 6. Nellie Miller, 17.76, $179; 7. Abby Van Horn, 18.17, $112; 8. Kylee Hassett, 19.67, $45.

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Abilene, Texas, Sept. 9-17

1. Emily Beisel, 17.15 seconds, $3,354; 2. Cassidy Champlin, 17.25, $2,683; 3. Ilyssa Riley, 17.29, $2,180; 4. Taycie Matthews, 17.32, $1,677; 5. Jordon Briggs, 17.34, $1,342; 6. Tarryn Lee, 17.35, $1,006; 7. Jamie Olsen, 17.41, $838; 8. Emily Griffin, 17.42, $755; 9. Stevi Hillman, 17.43, $671; 10. Sadie Wolaver, 17.46, $587; 11. (tie) Shannon McReynolds and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.48, $461 each; 13. (tie) Bayleigh Choate, Stephanie Fryar, Hailey Kinsel and Savannah Woodfin, 17.49, $189 each.

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Buffalo Pro Rodeo presented by Bill Fick Ford

Buffalo, Texas, Sept. 16-17

1. Kelly Allen, 17.20 seconds, $1,338; 2. (tie) Cassidy Champlin and Kylee Scribner, 17.35, $1,052 each; 4. Taycie Matthews, 17.36, $829; 5. Ericka Nelson, 17.37, $637; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.38, $510; 7. (tie) Chani Graves and Carlee Otero, 17.44, $319 each; 9. Latricia Mundorf, 17.48, $191; 10. (tie) Alex Lang and Ilyssa Riley, 17.49, $64 each.

Othello PRCA Rodeo

Othello, Wash., Sept. 16-17

1. Megan McLeod-Sprague, 17.16 seconds, $1,007; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 17.29, $863; 3. Molly Otto, 17.50, $719; 4. Lexie Goss, 17.54, $623; 5. Matea Murphy, 17.67, $479; 6. (tie) Sharon Gow and Rachelle Riggers, 17.84, $336 each; 8. Cheyenne Allan, 17.85, $192; 9. Leigh Parker, 17.86, $144; 10. Lindsey Brash, 17.88, $96.

White County Fair Rodeo

Searcy, Ark., Sept. 16-17

1. Austyn Tobey, 15.56 seconds, $806; 2. Josey Owens, 15.89, $701; 3. Jenna Beaver, 15.91, $596; 4. (tie) Ashley Rogers and Sarah Waguespack, 15.95, $438 each; 6. Bre Dunn, 15.96, $280; 7. Alex Dollar, 16.05, $175; 8. Kenzley Walker, 16.10, $70.

Cowtown Rodeo

Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J., Sept. 17

1. Christina Mulford, 16.98 seconds, $572; 2. Stephanie Dyer, 17.26, $474; 3. Riley Shetron, 17.53, $375; 4. Jodi Colton, 17.55, $276; 5. Lindsay Jones, 17.62, $178; 6. Brooke Klinger, 17.63, $99.

Garland County Fair and Rodeo

Hot Springs, Ark., Sept. 16-17

1. Alex Dollar, 15.26 seconds, $525; 2. JJ Baldwin, 15.71, $457; 3. Ashley Rogers, 15.75, $388; 4. Sarah Waguespack, 15.82, $320; 5. Josey Owens, 15.83, $251; 6. Bayleigh Choate, 15.85, $183; 7. Kathryn Hawkins, 15.98, $114; 8. Holly Kurck, 16.41, $46.

Crowley’s Ridge Saddle Club Charity Rodeo

Forrest City, Ark., Sept. 16-17

1. Jenna Beaver, 15.43 seconds, $466; 2. Kenzley Walker, 15.57, $405; 3. Taylor Johnson, 15.59, $344; 4. Erin Wetzel, 15.61, $284; 5. Cayla Cory, 15.64, $223; 6. Rae Scott, 15.68, $162; 7. Railey Bradfield, 16.23, $101; 8. Reagan Adkins Nelson, 16.27, $41.

WPRA Barrels Qualifier

Waco, Texas, Sept. 12

1. Acey Pinkston, 15.26 seconds, $550; 2. Madison McFall, 15.58, $455; 3. Kristin Tillman, 15.60, $360; 4. Olivia Hodnett, 15.64, $265; 5. Paisley Pierce, 15.75, $171; 6. Kasey Moran, 15.78, $95.

About Bonnie Wheatley

Bonnie Wheatley brings a lifetime of professional experience in the Western industry to her role as Barrel Racing Content Director for BarrelRacing.com and Barrel Racing Magazine. She grew up immersed in ranching and the Western lifestyle before graduating from the University of California at Davis and relocating to the eastern plains of Colorado. When not researching and writing exciting new content, Wheatley enjoys running barrels, showing reined cow horses, cheering at her daughter Sage’s sporting events, and for her husband, Scot, and son, Regan, at team ropings and horse shows.