Stampede Rodeo Draws Record Crowd
Post High Schoolers earn winnings
Published Aug. 14, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m.
"We can't find two seats together" explained a Garza County couple as they looked over the standing room only crowd Saturday night at the 72nd Post Stampede Rodeo.
Stampede board member and organizer Lane Jones told The Garza Post that an estimated 3400 rodeo fans paid to attend the three day event. Jones added that "it was the biggest rodeo since I started 13 years ago."
The largest crowd was on Saturday with a Stampede record of 1900 people. Friday drew about 1000 and at Thursday's show 540 people contributed at the gate. Jones pointed out that the figures don't include the kids who were allowed in at no charge.
Another record for the Stampede organization was the number of rough stock entries. The Texas Cowboy Rodeo Association/United Professional Rodeo Association event distributed $32,000 in prize money over the weekend.
A couple of young Garza County ropers impressed the masses and were able to take home some prize money themselves. Matti Smith placed second in the Breakaway Roping event winning $639. And Aaron Macy found success twice with partners Wesley Wright and Wesley Thorp winning the third and fifth spots respectively for a total of $1327.
With his Post winnings, Macy is Texas' top prize winning header in the Team Roping event and is in contention for the TCRA rookie of the year.
Other current and former Post and Garza County residents included Trent Laurence, Matt Dawson, Clint Fluitt and Reece Belongia in Ranch Bronc; Cassidy Cook, Joy McDaniel and Brogan Macy in Barrels; Brogan also competed in Breakaway Roping along with Emily Smith Stahl; while Cliff Kirkpatrick, Sterling Smith and RH Whitten competed in Calf Roping.
Noticeable improvements were evident on the Post Stampede Rodeo grounds including the new concession stands and entrance gates.
Lane Jones explained that the next upgrade to the facility may be stadium style lighting which would eliminate the telephone poles and above ground wiring. "That project could take a couple of years."
"I thank all the sponsors and people who made this another great event," said Jones.
Here's the complete list of cash winners courtesy of the Texas Cowboys Rodeo Association:
|CARD #||BAREBACK - 16||Score||Amt. Won||CARD#||SADDLE BRONC - 26||SCORE||Amt. Won|
|Cameron Hooper||75||$ 772.99||Dean Wadsworth||81||$ 1,019.43|
|NM196||J R Chino||74||$ 579.74||U2781||Kobyn Williams||77||$ 843.68|
|1274R||Tyler Staker||68||$ 386.50||U3313||Aaron Lide||75||$ 667.90|
|U5028||Stetson Cravens||67||$ 193.25||Dylan Henson||74||$ 492.14|
|Jace Lane||73||$ 246.06|
|Corey Gray||73||$ 246.06|
|CARD#||CALF ROPING - 54||TIME||Amt. Won||CARD#||BARRELS - 49||TIME||Amt. Won|
|U5826||Catfish Brown||8.0||$ 1,204.87||6079||Carley Richardson||17.284||$ 896.50|
|Seth Hall||8.9||$ 997.13||767||Cindy Smith||17.483||$ 753.06|
|4038||Joseph Gernentz||9.0||$ 789.39||Kenzie Rae McNeil||17.571||$ 645.48|
|3282||Ryan Brewer||9.1||$ 581.66||9062||Kellie Collier||17.584||$ 537.90|
|1231R||Kody Mahaffey||9.2||$ 373.93||U3829||Leslie Lutrell||17.593||$ 394.46|
|NM254||Kit Pettigrew||9.4||$ 207.74||NM408||Kelly Waide||17.602||$ 251.02|
|NM130||Caren Lamb||17.637||$ 107.60|
|CARD #||BREAKAWAY - 28||TIME||Amt. Won||CARD#||Steer Wrestling - 12||TIME||Amt. Won|
|9062||Kellie Collier||2.5||$ 852.73||1231R||Kody Mahaffey||4.6||$ 590.48|
|Mattie Smith||2.6||$ 639.55||5871||Tod Dannecker||5.5||$ 459.25|
|Maddison Anderson||2.7||$ 213.18||1261R||Christian Pettigrew||5.9||$ 262.43|
|Tate Bailey||2.7||$ 213.18|
|2005||Julie Dawson||2.7||$ 213.18|
|CARD#||RANCH BRONCS - 17||Score||Amt. Won||CARD#||TEAM ROPING - 59||TIME||Amt. Won|
|1264R||Dane Dickerson||73||$ 796.30||8135||Bailey Herwig||6.0||$ 1,375.25|
|1294R||Ty Looper||68||$ 597.23||Casey Hatley||$ 1,375.25|
|1267R||Devyn Sisneros||67||$ 398.15||5830||Jake Brown||6.2||$ 1,138.14|
|C8430||Andrew Jenkins||63||$ 199.08||4043||Josh Patton||$ 1,138.14|
|1235R||Aaron Macy||6.6||$ 901.03|
|Wesley Wright||$ 901.03|
|U459||Tommy Edens||6.9||$ 663.92|
|CARD#||BULLRIDING - 32||Score||Amt. Won||1232R||Justin Hendricks||$ 663.92|
|Hawk Tucker||86||$ 1,545.98||1235R||Aaron Macy||8.0||$ 426.80|
|U5165||Kyle Kirkland||79||$ 1,159.49||1248R||Wesley Thorp||$ 426.80|
|Mitch Brewer||60||$ 772.99||Jackie Gillespie||8.5||$ 237.12|
|9028||Jake Shannon||46||$ 386.50||Bubba Garcia||$ 237.12|