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Meadors and Bugs win San Antonio title, pockets $18,340 in Alamo City
By Ann Bleiker


2/26/12

It was a rough night for most of the barrel racers in San Antonio but seven-time Wrangler NFR qualifier Angie Meadors made it look easy turning in the only sub-14 second run. The Blanchard, Okla., cowgirl stopped the clock in 13.87 seconds to capture the barrel racing title at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and added an additional $12,445 to her previous San Antonio earnings pushing her six run total to an astounding $18,340 in the Alamo City.

"It is so exciting," said Meadors moments after taking the victory lap around the AT&T Center. "The feeling is beyond words. This rodeo is so amazing and such a fun experience."

Contestants competed in three-round brackets with the top four in the five brackets advancing to a two-round semifinals and from there the top five in each of the two semifinals advanced to the final round on Feb. 25. Then it was one run to determine the grand champion.

Meadors rode Heza Bug Leo that is owned by Trip duPerier and his daughter, 2010 WPRA Junior Champion Callie duPerier of Bandera, Texas.

"Bugs is just so amazing and gets better and better on every run and he really likes this rodeo," Meadors told Steve Kenyon of ProRodeoLive.com. "I had never met his owners until tonight but they were able to come and see him compete it was great. Plus my boyfriend Kollin VonAhn won the team roping here tonight, so this has been an exciting night."

Meadors got Bugs, a 7-year old sorrel gelding, in June when she was in need of a new horse and after winning $15,870 over the Fourth of July, it put her back in contention for a NFR berth. She would go on to qualify and competed on both Bugs and Mulberry in Las Vegas.

Meadors' closest competitor was Carlee Pierce with a time of 14.03 and finished the San Antonio rodeo with $14,738. Heading into the finals Brittany Pozzi and Savanah Reeves were in the driver's seat in terms of most money won. Pozzi was the last to go but after two knocked down barrels she finished in a time of 24.03, costing her the title. Reeves took third with a 14.11-second run and added $12,608 to her 2012 earnings. In addition to the nice paycheck, Meadors also received a $5,000 fuel card from the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

In addition to Pozzi, three other barrel racers out of the field of 10 knocked over the cans while one broke the pattern receiving a no time.

Full coverage of San Antonio will be available in the April issue of the Women's Pro Rodeo News.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011

Finals: 1. Angie Meadors, 13.87 seconds, $12,445; 2. Carlee Pierce, 14.03, $9,334; 3. Savanah Reeves, 14.11, $6,223; 4. Nikki Steffes, 14.43, $3,111; Total earnings and standings: 1. Angie Meadors, $18,340; 2. Carlee Pierce, $14,738; 3. Savanah Reeves, $12,608; 4. Nikki Steffes, $8,392

Semifinals II
First round: 1. Nikki Steffes, 13.95 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 14.01, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.02, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.09, $491. Second round: 1. Savanah Reeves, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Shelley Morgan, 14.06, $1,473; 3. (tie) Sabra O'Quinn, Robin Montague, Nikki Steffes and Sherry Cervi, 14.13, $368 each. Final round qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Savanah Reeves, $6,386; 2. (tie) Carlee Pierce and Jana Bean, $5,404; 4. (tie) Nikki Steffes and Robin Montague, $5,281.

Semifinals I
First round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.76 seconds, $1,965; 2. Andrea Cline-Herron, 13.81, $1,474; 3. Angie Meadors, 13.84, $983; 4. Kelli Tolbert, 13.90, $491. Second round: 1. Angie Meadors, 13.73 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kenna Squires, 13.91, $1,474; 3. Brittany Pozzi, 13.95, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.01, $491. Final round qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Brittany Pozzi, $6,386; 2. Angie Meadors, $5,895; 3. (tie) Andrea Cline-Herron and Jane Melby, $4,421 each; 5. Kenna Squires, $3,930.

Bracket V
First round: 1. Robyn Herring, 13.99 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Jane Melby, 14.17, $983; 4. Brenda Mays, 14.20, $491. Second round: 1. Brenda Mays, 13.77 seconds, $1,965; 2. Jane Melby, 13.92, $1,474; 3. Kay Blandford, 14.19, $983; 4. (tie) Cassie Moseley and Robyn Herring, 14.22, $245 each. Third round: 1. Jane Melby, 13.96 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.02, $1,474; 3. Brenda Mays, 14.29, $983; 4. Kay Blandford, 15.00, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jane Melby, $4,421; 2. Brenda Mays, $3,439; 3. Cassie Moseley, $3,193; 4. Robyn Herring, $2,211.

Bracket IV
First round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.04 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kaley Bass, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Sheena Robbins, 14.18, $983; 4. Savanah Reeves, 14.29, $491. Second round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.06 seconds, $1,965; 2. Brittany Pozzi, 14.07, $1,474; 3. Savanah Reeves, 14.16, $983; 4. Kaley Bass, 14.34, $491. Third round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.70 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 13.96, $1,474; 3. Robin Montague, 14.06, $983; 4. Maegan Reichert, 14.12, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Robin Montague, $4,913; 2. Brittany Pozzi, $3,439; 3. Savanah Reeves, $2,948; 4. Kaley Bass, $1,965.

Bracket III
First round: 1. Jana Bean, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Tana Renick, 14.25, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.34, $983; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.41, $491. Second round: 1. Kenna Squires, 13.92 seconds, $1,975; 2. Jana Bean, 13.93, $1,474; 3. Trula Churchill, 14.04, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.15, $491. Third round: 1. Jana Bean, 13.88 seconds, $1,965; 2. Linda Vick, 14.15, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.20, $938; 4. Tana Renick, 14.23, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jana Bean, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick and Kenna Squires, $2,456; 4. Sherry Cervi, $1,965.

Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.


Reeves Hoping to Ride to San Antonio Title
By Ann Bleiker
Savanah Reeves of Cross Plains, Texas, rose to the top of the money board in semifinal II at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo equaling the money total of two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi from semifinal I. Through a total of five runs they have each collected $6,386 and have set the stage for a showdown on Saturday night, Feb. 25.

Contestants have competed in three-round brackets to advance to a two-round semifinals. The field has now been narrowed to the top 10 money winners in the bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women's barrel race and bull riding.

Reeves turned in two 14.01-second runs in the two round semifinals, finishing second in the first round behind 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo champion Nikkie Steffes with a 13.95, but won the second round ahead of Shelley Morgan, with a 14.06. With the consistent runs Reeves outdistanced Carlee Pierce and Jana Bean for the top spot in the second semifinals. Reeves will join her husband, PRCA steer wrestler Matt Reeves, in the finals on Saturday night after he won the most money in his event in semifinal II with $4,913.

Others advancing out of semifinal II include Pierce and Bean, $5,404 and Steffes and Robin Montague with $5,281.

Check back at www.wpra.com for final round results.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011

Semifinals II
First round: 1. Nikki Steffes, 13.95 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 14.01, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.02, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.09, $491. Second round: 1. Savanah Reeves, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Shelley Morgan, 14.06, $1,473; 3. (tie) Sabra O'Quinn, Robin Montague, Nikki Steffes and Sherry Cervi, 14.13, $368 each. Final round qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Savanah Reeves, $6,386; 2. (tie) Carlee Pierce and Jana Bean, $5,404; 4. (tie) Nikki Steffes and Robin Montague, $5,281.

Semifinals I
First round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.76 seconds, $1,965; 2. Andrea Cline-Herron, 13.81, $1,474; 3. Angie Meadors, 13.84, $983; 4. Kelli Tolbert, 13.90, $491. Second round: 1. Angie Meadors, 13.73 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kenna Squires, 13.91, $1,474; 3. Brittany Pozzi, 13.95, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.01, $491. Final round qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Brittany Pozzi, $6,386; 2. Angie Meadors, $5,895; 3. (tie) Andrea Cline-Herron and Jane Melby, $4,421 each; 5. Kenna Squires, $3,930.

Bracket V
First round: 1. Robyn Herring, 13.99 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Jane Melby, 14.17, $983; 4. Brenda Mays, 14.20, $491. Second round: 1. Brenda Mays, 13.77 seconds, $1,965; 2. Jane Melby, 13.92, $1,474; 3. Kay Blandford, 14.19, $983; 4. (tie) Cassie Moseley and Robyn Herring, 14.22, $245 each. Third round: 1. Jane Melby, 13.96 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.02, $1,474; 3. Brenda Mays, 14.29, $983; 4. Kay Blandford, 15.00, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jane Melby, $4,421; 2. Brenda Mays, $3,439; 3. Cassie Moseley, $3,193; 4. Robyn Herring, $2,211.

Bracket IV
First round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.04 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kaley Bass, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Sheena Robbins, 14.18, $983; 4. Savanah Reeves, 14.29, $491. Second round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.06 seconds, $1,965; 2. Brittany Pozzi, 14.07, $1,474; 3. Savanah Reeves, 14.16, $983; 4. Kaley Bass, 14.34, $491. Third round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.70 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 13.96, $1,474; 3. Robin Montague, 14.06, $983; 4. Maegan Reichert, 14.12, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Robin Montague, $4,913; 2. Brittany Pozzi, $3,439; 3. Savanah Reeves, $2,948; 4. Kaley Bass, $1,965.

Bracket III
First round: 1. Jana Bean, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Tana Renick, 14.25, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.34, $983; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.41, $491. Second round: 1. Kenna Squires, 13.92 seconds, $1,975; 2. Jana Bean, 13.93, $1,474; 3. Trula Churchill, 14.04, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.15, $491. Third round: 1. Jana Bean, 13.88 seconds, $1,965; 2. Linda Vick, 14.15, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.20, $938; 4. Tana Renick, 14.23, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jana Bean, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick and Kenna Squires, $2,456; 4. Sherry Cervi, $1,965.

Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.


Pozzi Focused on San Antonio Title
By Ann Bleiker

Two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi is putting herself in position for a chance at a big payday on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Pozzi of Victoria, Texas, has managed to collect the most money of all barrel racers, $6,386, through five brackets and the first semifinal competition.

The first semifinal featuring two rounds of competition came to a close during the Wednesday evening performance, Feb. 22. A total of 10 competed with the top five money earners advancing to the final round set for Feb. 25. The second semifinals will get underway on Feb. 23 and run through Feb. 24.

Pozzi, who competed in bracket IV and won the third round in a rodeo best 13.70 seconds, returned for the first semifinals looking to turn in two more fast times to advance to the finals. She won the first round of the semifinals in a time of 13.76 seconds to add another $1,965 to her bracket IV total. In the second round of competition, she would place third with a 13.95-second run for another $983. Angie Meadors of Blanchard, Okla., won the second round in a time of 13.73 seconds and is currently second in total money won for barrel racers with $5,895.

Others advancing out of semifinal I include Andrea Cline-Herron and Jane Melby with $4,421 each and Kenna Squires with $3,930.

Check back at www.wpra.com for more the second semifinal recap and results.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011

Semifinals I
First round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.76 seconds, $1,965; 2. Andrea Cline-Herron, 13.81, $1,474; 3. Angie Meadors, 13.84, $983; 4. Kelli Tolbert, 13.90, $491. Second round: 1. Angie Meadors, 13.73 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kenna Squires, 13.91, $1,474; 3. Brittany Pozzi, 13.95, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.01, $491. Final round qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Brittany Pozzi, $6,386; 2. Angie Meadors, $5,895; 3. (tie) Andrea Cline-Herron and Jane Melby, $4,421 each; 5. Kenna Squires, $3,930.

Bracket V
First round: 1. Robyn Herring, 13.99 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Jane Melby, 14.17, $983; 4. Brenda Mays, 14.20, $491. Second round: 1. Brenda Mays, 13.77 seconds, $1,965; 2. Jane Melby, 13.92, $1,474; 3. Kay Blandford, 14.19, $983; 4. (tie) Cassie Moseley and Robyn Herring, 14.22, $245 each. Third round: 1. Jane Melby, 13.96 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.02, $1,474; 3. Brenda Mays, 14.29, $983; 4. Kay Blandford, 15.00, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jane Melby, $4,421; 2. Brenda Mays, $3,439; 3. Cassie Moseley, $3,193; 4. Robyn Herring, $2,211.

Bracket IV
First round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.04 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kaley Bass, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Sheena Robbins, 14.18, $983; 4. Savanah Reeves, 14.29, $491. Second round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.06 seconds, $1,965; 2. Brittany Pozzi, 14.07, $1,474; 3. Savanah Reeves, 14.16, $983; 4. Kaley Bass, 14.34, $491. Third round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.70 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 13.96, $1,474; 3. Robin Montague, 14.06, $983; 4. Maegan Reichert, 14.12, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Robin Montague, $4,913; 2. Brittany Pozzi, $3,439; 3. Savanah Reeves, $2,948; 4. Kaley Bass, $1,965.

Bracket III
First round: 1. Jana Bean, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Tana Renick, 14.25, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.34, $983; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.41, $491. Second round: 1. Kenna Squires, 13.92 seconds, $1,975; 2. Jana Bean, 13.93, $1,474; 3. Trula Churchill, 14.04, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.15, $491. Third round: 1. Jana Bean, 13.88 seconds, $1,965; 2. Linda Vick, 14.15, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.20, $938; 4. Tana Renick, 14.23, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jana Bean, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick and Kenna Squires, $2,456; 4. Sherry Cervi, $1,965.

Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.


Melby Advances to Semifinals in San Antonio
By Ann Bleiker
Jane Melby made history in December by becoming the first WPRA barrel racer from Minnesota to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and she would like nothing more than to earn a return trip in 2012. A San Antonio title would set the cowgirl from Backus on the fast track to that goal. On Monday night, Feb. 20, she surpassed the first obstacle moving on to the semifinals after collecting the most money in the fifth and final bracket with a total of $4,421.

The fifth and final bracket of competition came to a close during the Monday evening performance, Feb. 20. The field has been narrowed from 50 contestants in each event to 20 based on money won. Those 20 have been divided into two groups of semifinalist who will compete over the next four performances. Their money won thus far will be added to anything they win in the two round semifinals. The top five total money winners from the two semifinal brackets will advance to the finals slated for Feb. 25.

Melby climbed higher and higher in the results as the rounds went by. She finished third in the first round in a time of 14.71 seconds. Robyn Herring, who has been on a hot streak as of late, won the first round with a 13.99-second run. Melby would improve on her time and placing in the second round finishing second behind Brenda Mays. Melby stopped the clock in 13.92 seconds, while Mays won the round with a blistering time of 13.77. As the saying goes "the third time's the charm," held true for Melby who won the third round in a time of 13.96 seconds to move to the top of the money board and a shot at more money in the Alamo City.

Others advancing out of bracket V include Mays, Cassie Moseley and Herring.
Check back at www.wpra.com for more recaps and results.


San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011

Bracket V
First round: 1. Robyn Herring, 13.99 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Jane Melby, 14.17, $983; 4. Brenda Mays, 14.20, $491. Second round: 1. Brenda Mays, 13.77 seconds, $1,965; 2. Jane Melby, 13.92, $1,474; 3. Kay Blandford, 14.19, $983; 4. (tie) Cassie Moseley and Robyn Herring, 14.22, $245 each. Third round: 1. Jane Melby, 13.96 seconds, $1,965; 2. Cassie Moseley, 14.02, $1,474; 3. Brenda Mays, 14.29, $983; 4. Kay Blandford, 15.00, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jane Melby, $4,421; 2. Brenda Mays, $3,439; 3. Cassie Moseley, $3,193; 4. Robyn Herring, $2,211.

Bracket IV
First round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.04 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kaley Bass, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Sheena Robbins, 14.18, $983; 4. Savanah Reeves, 14.29, $491. Second round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.06 seconds, $1,965; 2. Brittany Pozzi, 14.07, $1,474; 3. Savanah Reeves, 14.16, $983; 4. Kaley Bass, 14.34, $491. Third round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.70 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 13.96, $1,474; 3. Robin Montague, 14.06, $983; 4. Maegan Reichert, 14.12, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Robin Montague, $4,913; 2. Brittany Pozzi, $3,439; 3. Savanah Reeves, $2,948; 4. Kaley Bass, $1,965.

Bracket III
First round: 1. Jana Bean, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Tana Renick, 14.25, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.34, $983; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.41, $491. Second round: 1. Kenna Squires, 13.92 seconds, $1,975; 2. Jana Bean, 13.93, $1,474; 3. Trula Churchill, 14.04, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.15, $491. Third round: 1. Jana Bean, 13.88 seconds, $1,965; 2. Linda Vick, 14.15, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.20, $938; 4. Tana Renick, 14.23, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jana Bean, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick and Kenna Squires, $2,456; 4. Sherry Cervi, $1,965.

Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.


Montague Makes Most of her Trip to San Antonio
Courtesy Susan Kanode, for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
The format of the $1.2 million San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo allows for competitors to have a mistake and still qualify for the semifinals, however, it's the most consistent ones that are earning the most money.

That money could give them a distinct advantage as they move into the next bracket as it is again money that advances them to the final round and a chance to ride for a single $12,445 paycheck. The fourth bracket was completed in the AT&T Center Saturday night, Feb. 18, with several contestants placing in all three rounds of competition and now making plans to return for the semifinals.

The big winner in the barrel racing in bracket IV was Robin Montague who lives in nearby Bandera. Riding her horse Chief, Montague won the first and second rounds and placed in the third to win $4,913. The former full-time teacher made two happy victory laps around the arena in front of friends, family and her current students. She has taken her love for horses, learning and children and uses that to teach riding lessons.

"I'm blessed beyond measure," she said. "This is unreal. I just got the phone call on Sunday night (Feb. 12) inviting me to come here. I know I'm where God wants me to be."

Montague finished two places out of qualifying for the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo in the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. She got her invitation when another barrel racer was unable to compete.

Two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi, from Victoria, also earned a big chunk of change thus far. She won the third round in a time of 13.70 seconds, and also placed in the second to win $3,439.

Savanah Reeves, WPRA Texas Circuit Director and wife of PRCA steer wrestler Matt Reeves, will also be making a trip to the semifinals after placing in every round and winning $2,948. Matt was the top money winner in bracket IV in his event winning the second and third round and placing in the first for a total of $4,913.

Kaley Bass, who finished second in the 2011 WPRA Rookie of the Year race, rounds out the qualifiers from bracket IV. To everyone's surprise two-time and reigning world champion Lindsay Sears failed to collect a check in San Antonio.

The fifth and final preliminary bracket of competition will have their first and second rounds of competition on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 and 7 p.m., and will conclude on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011

Bracket IV
First round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.04 seconds, $1,965; 2. Kaley Bass, 14.14, $1,474; 3. Sheena Robbins, 14.18, $983; 4. Savanah Reeves, 14.29, $491. Second round: 1. Robin Montague, 14.06 seconds, $1,965; 2. Brittany Pozzi, 14.07, $1,474; 3. Savanah Reeves, 14.16, $983; 4. Kaley Bass, 14.34, $491. Third round: 1. Brittany Pozzi, 13.70 seconds, $1,965; 2. Savanah Reeves, 13.96, $1,474; 3. Robin Montague, 14.06, $983; 4. Maegan Reichert, 14.12, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Robin Montague, $4,913; 2. Brittany Pozzi, $3,439; 3. Savanah Reeves, $2,948; 4. Kaley Bass, $1,965.

Bracket III
First round: 1. Jana Bean, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Tana Renick, 14.25, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.34, $983; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.41, $491. Second round: 1. Kenna Squires, 13.92 seconds, $1,975; 2. Jana Bean, 13.93, $1,474; 3. Trula Churchill, 14.04, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.15, $491. Third round: 1. Jana Bean, 13.88 seconds, $1,965; 2. Linda Vick, 14.15, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.20, $938; 4. Tana Renick, 14.23, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jana Bean, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick and Kenna Squires, $2,456; 4. Sherry Cervi, $1,965.

Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.


Bean Banks $5,404 in San Antonio to Advance to Semifinal Round
by Ann Bleiker
Jana Bean of Fort Hancock, Texas, easily advanced to the semifinals at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo after winning the first and third rounds and finishing second in the second round of competition for bracket III. All totaled she added $5,404 to her 2012 rodeo earnings and hopes to add more in the Alamo City.

The third bracket of competition came to a close during the Thursday evening performance, Feb. 16. The top four money winners in each event will advance to the semifinals where their money will be added to anything they win in the semifinals. The top five total money winners from the two semifinal brackets will advance to the finals slated for Feb. 25.

Bean got things started with a 14.01-second run, with her closest competitor being 2010 Ram National Circuit Finals Champion Tana Renick with a 14.25. Although Bean would improve on her time in the second round stopping the clock in 13.93 seconds, Kenna Squires took the round in a time of 13.92 seconds. Bean's name would return to the top of the leaderboard in the third round with a 13.88-second run. Her closest competitor was Linda Vick with a 14.15.

Others advancing out of bracket III include Renick, Squires and three-time world champion Sherry Cervi.
Bracket IV begins on Feb. 17 and runs through Feb. 18. Check back for more recaps and results.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011

Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.

Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Herron-Cline, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bracket III
First round: 1. Jana Bean, 14.01 seconds, $1,965; 2. Tana Renick, 14.25, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.34, $983; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.41, $491. Second round: 1. Kenna Squires, 13.92 seconds, $1,975; 2. Jana Bean, 13.93, $1,474; 3. Trula Churchill, 14.04, $983; 4. Tana Renick, 14.15, $491. Third round: 1. Jana Bean, 13.88 seconds, $1,965; 2. Linda Vick, 14.15, $1,474; 3. Sherry Cervi, 14.20, $938; 4. Tana Renick, 14.23, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Jana Bean, $5,404; 2. (tie) Tana Renick and Kenna Squires, $2,456; 4. Sherry Cervi, $1,965.


Pierce and Dillion Advance to Semifinals, Win Bracket II in San Antonio
by Ann Bleiker
Carlee Pierce enjoys life in the fast lane especially when she is aboard her buckskin gelding Rare Dillion. Pierce of Woodward, Okla., won two out of three rounds and finished second in another round during bracket II competition at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

The second bracket of competition came to a close during the Monday evening performance, Feb. 13. The top four money winners in each event will advance to the semifinals where their money will be added to anything they win in the semifinals. The top five total money winners from the two semifinal brackets will advance to the finals slated for Feb. 25.

Pierce finished second in the first round behind hometown cowgirl Andrea Cline-Herron of San Antonio. Cline-Herron stopped the clock in 13.86 seconds, while Pierce was just a bit behind in 13.93 seconds. Pierce and Dillion would step it up in the next two rounds with times of 13.82 and 13.81 seconds, respectively. Her third round time is the fastest turned in thus far at the 2012 edition. All totaled Pierce added $5,404 to her 2012 standings and advanced to the semifinal round with a shot at an even bigger payday.

Others advancing out of bracket II include Cline-Herron, Angie Meadors and Sabra O'Quinn.

Bracket III begins on Feb. 14 and runs through Feb. 16. Check back for more recaps and results.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011
Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.
Bracket II
First round: 1. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 13.86 seconds, $1,965; 2. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., 13.93, $1,474; 3. Sabra O'Quinn, Ocala, Fla., 13.99, $982; 4. Benette Little, Springer, Okla., 14.28, $491. Second round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.82 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 14.02, $1,474; 3. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, 14.05, $983; 4. (tie) Benette Little, Springer, Okla., and Callie Chamberlain, Colorado City, Texas, 14.07, $246. Third round: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.81 seconds, $1,965; 2. Angie Meadors, 13.85, $1,474; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 14.11, $983; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, 14.13, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Carlee Pierce, Woodward, Okla., $5,404; 2. Andrea Cline-Herron, San Antonio, Texas, and Angie Meadors, $2,948 each; 4. Sabra O'Quinn, $1,473.

Bessert Tops Money Board in Bracket I of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
by Ann Bleiker
After finishing the last two seasons in the top 25 of the WPRA world standings, Sammi Bessert is hoping 2012 will be the year she cracks the top 15 and earns a first trip to the Wrangler NFR. Bessert of Loma, Colo., is putting herself in a position for a shot at the big money at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

The first bracket of competition came to a close during the Saturday matinee performance, Feb. 11. The top four money winners in each event will advance to the semifinals where their money will be added to anything they win in the semifinals. The top five total money winners from the two semifinal brackets will advance to the finals slated for Feb. 25.

Bessert top the money board in bracket I with a total of $3,930 to 2012 Fort Worth champion Nikki Steffes' $2,948. Bessert got the ball rolling finishing in a three way tie in the first round with Deb Renger, and Shelley Morgan with times of 14.20 seconds.

Kelli Tolbert finished fourth with a 14.26 but turned up the heat in the second round stopping the clock in 14.05 seconds. Bessert would finish in the money at fourth with a time of 14.23. Since San Antonio winners are based on total money instead of a time aggregate like most rodeos, it is important to finish in the money every time out.

Bessert returned for the final round of bracket I to turn in the fastest time with a 13.90 to outdistance Steffes, who finished with a 14.21. When all the calculations had been done the four ladies moving on to the semifinal round were Bessert, Steffes, Morgan and Tolbert.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 9-25, 2011
Bracket I
First round: 1. (tie) Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta; Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas; and Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.2 seconds, $1,474 each. 4. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.26, $491. Second round: 1. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 14.05, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.07, $1,474; 3. Brittany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 14.21, $983; 4. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 14.23, $491. Third round: 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., 13.9, $1,965; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.21, $1,474; 3. Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, 14.4, $983; 4. Deb Renger, Okotoks, Alberta, 14.42, $491. Semifinal qualifiers (based on total earnings): 1. Sammi Bessert, Loma, Colo., $3,930; 2. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., $2,948; 3. (tie) Shelley Morgan, Canton, Texas, and Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, $2,456 each.




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