Stockyards Championship Rodeo Report
December 7 & 8
Monty Lewis displayed the skill that earned him six trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the
2004 world championship, winning the tie-down roping both nights at the Stockyards Championship
Rodeo in Fort Worth’s Historic Cowtown Coliseum. He wrapped his calf up in 8.32 Friday and 9.29
Saturday for total winnings of $512.86.
Riley Nelson and Lane Nelson, both from Bridgeport won Friday’s team roping and $366.96 each with a
9.22. Cody McLuskey and True Lacina stretched their steer in 5.07 to win Saturday night, worth $366.96
Lauryn Hoagland from Harpersville, AL., won Saturday’s breakaway roping and $244.78 with a 3.91
Tori Morris from Perrin won Friday’s barrel racing with a 14.41 performance, worth $349.68. Sandy
Southway, Alamosa, CO., turned the barrels in 14.62 to win Saturday’s barrel racing, paying her $419.62.
Thomas Moellering, Glen Rose, dominated the ranch bronc riding winning Friday with 81 points on
Tornado and Saturday with 78 points on Red Trail, for a weekend take of $500.
Chauk Dees from Marlin, OK., rode Sledgehammer for 81 points to win Friday’s bull riding and $500. Ty
Trull from Mineola rode T-Bone for 81.5 points to win $250 Saturday.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo is every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. To enter, text 254-371-
7343 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Each night is a separate rodeo, so contestants can enter and
complete both nights. Friday night is sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association, and
Saturday night is sanctioned by both the UPRA and the International Professional Rodeo Association.
The 2018 Stockyards Championship Rodeo will be December 29 and contestants must have entered and
competed a minimum of four times during the year to qualify, so there is still time to get qualified. Added
money is based on the number of contestants throughout the year in each event, and at this point there
will be a minimum of $2,400 added in the bull riding; $2,300 in the tie-down roping; $500 each in the
bareback and saddle bronc riding; $647 in the ranch bronc riding; $1,650 in the breakaway roping;
$4,890 in the team roping and $3,247 in the barrel racing. There will also be Hy-O Silver buckles awarded
in each event.
The Pawnee Bill Wild West Show is every Saturday in Historic Cowtown Coliseum at 2:30 and 4:30. There
will also be holiday performances of the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show December 22, 23 and 26 thru 29.
Other upcoming events include the Wild West Promotions Barrel Racing Saddle Series Sunday, December
16, with the books opening at 9:30 a.m. and exhibition runs start at 10 a.m. Also, the Invitational Tuf’s
Tying the Knot Calf Roping & Concert featuring an invitational tie-down roping at 5 p.m., with some of the
biggest names in professional rodeo and a concert featuring Aaron Watson at 7 p.m. with performances
by Kyle Park and Kody West. For more information on all of the Coliseum events, visit
We want to thank some of our great sponsors who make the Stockyards Championship Rodeo possible
every Friday and Saturday, such as Lil Red’s Longhorn Saloon, Omni Hotels, Outlaw Conversions, and
Roger Williams Chrysler–Dodge–Jeep in Weatherford.