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For the Record: Casper, Vernal and Sheridan

by Matt Naber | Jul 12, 2018

Cowboy Christmas may be over, but there are plenty of opportunities to win big this week, as three high-paying rodeos are underway through July 14. 

The Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo in Casper, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo in Vernal, Utah, have all played host to some of the biggest names in the PRCA since the mid-20th century, but only the best leave their mark by setting an arena record.


• Total payout: $263,988 in 2015.

• All-around: $7,982, set by Caleb Smidt in 2016.

• Bareback riding: 88 points, set by Jared Smith (2009), Heath Ford (2011) and Steven Dent (2013). Steven Peebles set the two-head record with 172 points in 2009. 

• Steer wrestling: 3.1 seconds, set by Wade Sumpter in 2011; 7.6 seconds on two head set by Casey McMillen and Matt Reeves in 2007; 11.9 seconds on three head, also set by Sumpter in 2011.

• Team roping: 3.9 seconds, set by Tyler Wade and Tyler McKnight in 2012; 10.3 seconds on two head set by Charles Pogue and Britt Bockius (2001), Clay Tryan and Caleb Twisselman (2001), Travis Tryan and Michael Jones (2008), and Tyler Wade and Dakota Kirchenschlager (2016); 16.4 seconds on three head set by Clay Tryan/Patrick Smith in 2006.

• Saddle bronc riding: 90 points, set by Jake Wright in 2012; 172 points on two head set by Jess Martin (2002) and Jake Wright (2012).

• Tie-down roping: 7.4 seconds, set by Fred Whitfield in 2002; 15.6 seconds on two head set by Scott Kormos in 2017.

• Barrel racing: 16.24 seconds, set by Patti Jo Higdon in 2003.

• Bull riding: 92 points, set by Craig Begay in 2009; 176 points on two head set by Gary Burt in 2002.


• Total payout: $213,629 in 2005.

• All-around: $7,269, set by Scott Johnston in 2000.

• Bareback riding: 91 points, set by Royce Ford in 2006.

• Steer wrestling: 3.0 seconds, set by Marvin Dubose in 1998.

• Team roping: 3.7 seconds, set by Derrick Begay and Victor Aros in 2007

• Saddle bronc riding: 93 points, set by Kent Cooper in 1980.

• Tie-down roping: 7.0 seconds, set by Cimarron Boardman in 2017.

• Barrel racing: 16.81 seconds, set by Ann Scott in 2014.

• Steer roping: 10.6 seconds, set by Brady Garten in 2005; 41.4 seconds on three head, set by Trevor Brazile in 2005.

• Bull riding: 95 points, set by Cody Hancock (2004) and Steve Woolsey (2005); 179 points on two head, set by Hancock in 2004.


• Total payout: $263,668 in 2016.

• All-around: $9,962, set by Trevor Brazile in 2015.

• Bareback riding: 90 points, set by Will Lowe in 2014.

• Steer wrestling: 3.5 seconds, set by Dean Gorsuch in 2016; 7.2 seconds on two head, also set by Gorsuch in 2016.

• Team roping: 3.8 seconds, set by Cory Clark and Coleby Payne in 2017; 8.9 seconds on two head, set by Frank Graves and Brad Culpepper in 2004.

• Saddle bronc riding: 91 points, set by Bradley Harter in 2004, which he matched in 2005.

• Tie-down roping: 7.2 seconds set, by Scott Kormos in 2013; 17.1 seconds on two head, set by Trevor Brazile in 2013.

• Barrel racing: 16.63 seconds, set by Terra Bynum in 2007.

• Steer roping: 8.7 seconds, set by Lawson Plemons in 2005; 44.6 seconds on four head, set by Rocky Patterson in 2013.

• Bull riding: 91 points, set by Mike Moore in 2006.


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