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News and notes from the rodeo trail

by Tracy Renck | Feb 19, 2019

PRCA Stat of the Week: 4

The number of rodeo records broken or tied at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo on Feb. 15. Bareback rider Caleb Bennett broke the single-ride record with a 93-point ride on Northcott Macza's Spilled Perfume. The record was 91.5 points by Chad Rutherford in 2017. Bennett also broke the two-head average record at the rodeo with 178.5 points. The previous record was 177.5 points set by Jake Vold in 2016. Tie-down roper Michael Otero won the average with a rodeo-record, 23.0-second time on three head. The previous three-head tie-down roping average record was 23.5 seconds, set by Timber Moore in 2014. Rusty Wright also tied the two-head saddle bronc riding average rodeo record with 177 points. Wright now shares the record with Wade Sundell, who initially set the mark in 2015.

What to Watch For

San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, ProRodeo Tour event semifinals, Feb. 19-21, 7 p.m. (CT); Semifinals, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. (CT); Feb. 23, Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, 1 p.m. (CT); Feb. 23, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, finals, 7:30 p.m. (CT)


La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, Ariz., ProRodeo Tour event, Feb. 23-24, 2 p.m. The finals are Feb. 24.

CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo, Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 23. The livestream begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET).


ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon

San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, ProRodeo Tour event semifinals, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. (CT); Feb. 23, Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, 1 p.m. (CT); Feb. 23, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, finals, 7:30 p.m. (CT)


CBS Sports Network

San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, ProRodeo Tour event, Feb. 24, 10 p.m. (ET)

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Cody Nelson Lawrence, a PRCA tie-down roper, passed away on Feb. 15. He was 27. Cody was born April 17, 1991, in San Antonio to his parents Melody (Holland) and Donny Wayne Lawrence.  He graduated from Jourdanton (Texas) High School in 2009 and attended Texas A&M Kingsville on a rodeo scholarship.  He was employed by his family’s trailer and feed business, Brush Country Supply in Pleasanton, Texas, and he managed the hunting and cattle operations of the family ranch in McMullen County. Lawrence was a man with a deep Christian faith and an endless love for his family and friends. Lawrence was preceded in death by his brother, Ty Murray Lawrence and grandfathers, Robert Ruckman Holland and Donald Edwards Lawrence. Lawrence is survived by his parents, his brothers, Donald (Dee) Wayne Lawrence and Scott Wayne (Amanda) Lawrence; girlfriend, Rozlyn Reeves; grandmothers, Goldie Alston Holland, Barbara Moody Lawrence and Joyce Lawrence; aunts and uncles, Sherry Holland (Michael) Appell, Bill (Lana) Holland, Debbie (Boyd) Grimshaw, Nancy Lawrence (Mark) Kennerly and James (Elizabeth) Lawrence; cousins, Todd (Pam) Dougherty, Scott Dougherty, Cuatro (Anna) Holland, Marlana (Nate) Mauer, Kaitlyn (Josh) Verette, Murray Grimshaw, Christy Hindes (Clint) and Ryan Kennerly; nephew and niece, Tanner and Jane Lawrence. Visitation to celebrate Lawrence’s time on Earth will be conducted at Cowboy Fellowship Church at 561 FM 3350 in Jourdanton, Texas, Feb. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. (CT).  Funeral service will be at Cowboy Fellowship Church, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden, Texas.  


There are two upcoming PRCA Rodeo Days camps in San Antonio and Red Bluff, Calif. The PRCA one-day camps in San Antonio take place March 11-14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CT). All abilities welcome for ages 8 and up. Registration required at


The PRCA Rodeo Camp in Red Bluff is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PT) on March 23. All abilities welcome for ages 8 and up. Registration required at



Next Up

Feb. 19          San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo continues

Feb. 21          La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, Ariz., continues

Feb. 21          Georgia National Rodeo, Perry, Ga., begins

Feb. 22          Paco County Fair Championship Rodeo, Dade City, Fla., begins

Feb. 22          Wide Open Rodeo, Fort Pierce, Fla., begins

Feb. 22          Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo, North Fort Myers, Fla., begins

Feb. 23          Chad Besplug Invitational Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Claresholm, Alberta

Feb. 23          Salinas Valley Wine Country Rodeo, King City, Calif.

Feb. 23          CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo, Raleigh, N.C.

Feb. 23          Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, San Antonio (Texas)

Feb. 23          Weekley Brothers Davie (Fla.) Pro Rodeo begins

Feb. 25          RodeoHouston begins


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