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Finale V (2010)

Bloomer Trailers #10 Lo-Am Finale

After a full day of preliminary roping the final ten teams determine the final placement and distribution of the million dollars including the first place purse of $200,000. The popular Texas team of John Copeland, Lubbock, TX, and Sparky Stephens, Hereford, TX, came into the final round in the number two position. After the fourth steer the team moved to the front of the pack with a commanding four second lead on the field. While the other teams were taking risks, making mistakes, and missing steers, Copeland and Stephens stayed with their plan of consistent high percentage roping, averaging just over 9 seconds per steer.

Copeland, the basketball coach from Lubbock Christian University, had experienced the biggest win in his life in Las Vegas as his small NAIA College from Lubbock had beaten Division 1 Bradley in the 2004 Invitational Tournament. In a matter of a few seconds, his second biggest win also occurred in Las Vegas as the high call team in the event missed their steer, catapulting Copeland and Stephens into a victory lap around the South Point Equestrian Center Arena.

John Copeland later remarked that, “Even though I get into high pressure situations on a regular basis, this was definitely different. I can’t imagine not attending this event, it’s just natural to compete at the highest level available in your sport and at your ability level.”

Sparky Stephens runs a cattle-processing operation in Hereford, TX. He spent many years supporting his son through the roping ranks and into the professional level. The last few years he has traveled the panhandle region enjoying roping at the recreational level. Although he has been roping his entire life, he remarked, “I had my last win in 2006, but at 64 years of old I pretty well believed that it would never happen again. I always expect to win a little bit, but certainly never dreamed this could happen.”

2010 #10 WSTR Finale Cash Award

$1,072,000.00

#10 Average $840,000.00


#1 $200,000 John Copeland – Lubbock, TX

37.85 on 4 Sparky Stephens – Hereford, TX

#2 $140,000 Darrell Rennels – Livermore, CO

41.08 on 4 Ken Calkins – Ft. Collins, CO

#3 $90,000 Pete Woolsey – Dewey, AZ

41.64 on 4 Dan Narramore – Palo Verde, AZ

#4 $64,000 LaRae Branham – Phoenix, AZ

42.60 on 4 Earl Higgins – Phoenix, AZ

#5 $50,000 Shannon McDaniel – Deville, LA

42.89 on 4 Becky Cannizzaro – Folsom, LA

#6 $40,000 Bud Stubblefield – Taft, CA

42.92 on 4 Ed Watkins – Taft, CA

#7 $30,000 Jared Pancoast – Alberta, Canada

43.11 on 4 Chad Lyle Kurtz – Alberta, Canada

#8 $24,000 Bob Herrington – San Mateo, FL

43.31 on 4 Kenny Drake – Sayre, OK

#9 $22,000 Natie Johnson – Choudrant, LA

43.39 on 4 Eddie R. Scogin – Frierson, LA

#10 $20,000 A.R. Northcott – Odessa, TX

43.46 on 4 Steve A. Taylor – Gonzales, TX

#11 $16,000 Cindy Little – Queen Creek, AZ

43.64 on 4 Gary Little – Queen Creek, AZ

#12 $14,000 Teri Watkins – Terrell, TX

43.76 on 4 Kelly Jackson – Kaufman, TX

#13 $12,000 Dale Calvert – Muldrow, OK

44.32 on 4 Larry Rainwater – Muldrow, OK

#14 $10,000 Tim Ekstrom – Malad, ID

44.52 on 4 Jerome Hutchison – Watford City, ND

#15 $9,000 Leon Tugmon – Lawton, OK

44.80 on 4 Tommy Tugmon – Lawton, OK

#16 $9,000 Walt Niesen – Willits, CA

45.04 on 4 Fred Niesen – Covelo, CA

#17 $8,000 Bruce Northrop – Medora, ND

45.35 on 4 Bill Dahlke – Inkom, ID

#18 $8,000 Jeff Miller – Lance Creek, WY

45.63 on 4 Cory Clark – Lusk, WY

#19 $7,000 Walter Arnold – Silverton, TX

45.76 on 4 Russ Lovejoy – Gatesville, TX

#20 $7,000 Guy Elkins – May, TX

45.93 on 4 Kyle Ribble – Stephenville, TX

#21 $6,000 Jayme Marcrum – Springtown, TX

46.49 on 4 Martha Lynn Walters – Huntsville, TX

#22 $6,000 Dale Gibson – Sunland, CA

48.09 on 4 John Richardson – Canyon Country, CA

#23 $6,000 Jody Reynolds – Troy, TX

48.14 on 4 Scott Higgins – Loving, NM

#24 $6,000 Joseph Gallegos – El Paso, TX

49.21 on 4 Terry Boydstun – Clint, TX

#25 $6,000 Becky Tinsley – Bellevue, ID

49.37 on 4 Wes Tinsley – Bellevue, ID

#26 $6,000 Preston Tharp – Las Cruces, NM

49.81 on 4 Bill Porter – Salem, NM

#27 $6,000 Paul Blanchard – Albuquerque, NM

49.85 on 4 Larry Powell – Rogers, NM

#28 $6,000 Jana Smith – Carlsbad, NM

49.93 on 4 Milton Purcella – Roswell, NM

#29 $6,000 Kyle Defa – Tabiona, UT

50.67 on 4 Jake Gines – Tabiona, UT

#30 $6,000 Michelle Rezzonico – Queen Creek, AZ

50.73 on 4 Joe Rezzonico – Queen Creek, AZ


#10 3 HD Consolation

$129,000.00


#1 $15,000 Bob Dineen – Ft. Lupton, CO

24.11 on 3 Matt Schieltz – Somis, CA

#2 $12,000 Ryan Pascoe –San Simeon, CA

25.05 on 3 Joey Arnold – Santa Margarita, CA

#3 $10,000 Damon Desplinter – Sierra Vista, AZ

26.64 on 3 Keith Jacobs – Benson, AZ

#4 $9,000 Sid Savage – Caballo, NM

26.80 on 3 Harvey Morrow – Hatch, NM

#5 $8,000 Roy Cooper – Decatur, TX

26.96 on 3 Ricky Lyles – Arp, TX

#6 $6,000 Phillip Harrison – Cicso, TX

27.32 on 3 Jahew Thorp – Throckmorton, TX

#7 $6,000 Roger Fletcher – Alberta, Canada

27.59 on 3 Scott McDowell – Alberta, Canada

#8 $6,000 Jeff Shunn – Kingman, AZ

27.66 on 3 Dean Spiesschaert – Wickenburg, AZ

#9 $6,000 Heavy Sursa – Bluebell, UT

27.72 on 3 Lewis Feild – Elk Ridge, UT

#10 $6,000 Peter Morales – Phoenix, AZ

28.00 on 3 Al Baloo – Mesa, AZ

#11 $5,000 Calvin Taylor – Canutillo, TX

28.40 on 3 Mark Bochnowski – El Paso, TX

#12 $5,000 Bob Shedeed – Hermosa, SD

28.58 on 3 Blake Nelson – Longmont, CO

#13 $5,000 Chuck Tarbell – Visalia, CA

28.58 on 3 Randy Baxley – Visalia, CA

#14 $5,000 Bruce Kuykendall – Cedar City, UT

28.59 on 3 Weston Adams – Las Vegas, NV

#15 $5,000 Jeff Collup – Hereford, AZ

28.63 on 3 Rudy Chon – Hereford, AZ

#16 $4,000 Jody Heyward – Prosperity, SC

31.23 on 3 Clint Durst – Saluda, SC

#17 $4,000 Glen Crane – Buckeye, AZ

31.42 on 3 Bob Strander – Palo Verde, AZ

#18 $4,000 Roger Williams – Schurz, NV

31.53 on 3 Fred Williams – Schurz, NV

#19 $4,000 Jerry Elkins – Milan, NM

31.56 on 3 Ernie Ortega – Belen, NM

#20 $4,000 John Johnson – Piney Flats, TN

31.79 on 3 Heath Sanders – Leachville, AR


# 10 Fast Time Winners

$103,000.00


ROTATION 1 - $22,000

#1 $7,000 Jody Heyward – SC, Canada

7.28 Clint Durst SC, Canad

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