Since Seth Glause opened Team Wyoming action at Cheyenne with an amazing Saturday, the “pickins” have been a little slim. Bull riders Bobby Welsh and Tyler Willis were unable to make scored rides at “The Daddy” and have left for other rodeos. Clayton Savage, who will tomorrow take a day of rest in his Wyoming capital city of residence, came out in the last section of bull riding today and covered his bull. The score wasn’t what he hoped for, but more than anything Savage really needed to make eight. He did:
Clayton may not collect a paycheck in Cheyenne however he did arrive here with a fresh $6,500 from a second-place finish in Salinas, CA. He’s also inched up to the #10 spot in the world standings. Seth Glause is at #8 and Kanin Asay of Powell, WY – who will start his Cheyenne action Friday – is the #3 man in the world.
Shepperson on a Potato Roll
Midwest, Wyoming steer wrestler Les Shepperson arrives at “The Daddy” tomorrow and will perform in the afternoon show Wednesday and Thursday. The Team WYO veteran was on fire at the Snake River Stampede in Nampa leaving Idaho with more than 9,200 spud state dollars. Shepperson has risen to the #2 position in the world standings.
All the Young Horses
A recent addition to Cheyenne Frontier Days has the rodeo stock contractor community abuzz. The rookie bronc riding futurity judges each horse separately and there is money to be won - a $10,000 purse plus an additional $1,500 put in by the stock contractors. Powder River Rodeo Co. of Riverton secured top honors last year and their young horses made appearances today. Owner Hank Franzen liked what he saw for the most part and is a big believer in the new CFD endeavor:
Horse judges for the event are Tom Glause, Rick Smith and Todd Fike each of whom has been on more bucking horses than they could ever count.