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Asay dominates Xtreme Bulls at San Antonio Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
                By Susan Kanode
                For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- To say that Kanin Asay dominated the highest-paying Xtreme Bulls in the event’s history at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo on Saturday just might be an understatement.

The Powell, Wyo., resident didn’t just win the championship, he won every round along the way. He started out by winning the first round with an 89-point effort on Classic Pro Rodeo’s White Liar. That earned him the first place check of $8,789 and the top spot of the qualifiers to the final round.

In the finals, he drew a bull he was very familiar with, D & H Cattle Company’s Lil Moody. Asay had the bull in the third round of the first bracket in the rodeo and rode him for 83 points.
“I was pretty excited to get on him again,” Asay said. “He had exactly the same trip today as he did before. I had to focus and just ride him jump for jump.”

                The judges liked Saturday’s performance better and gave Asay 91 points. He was one of only two riders to last eight seconds in the finals and earned the championship with a total score of 180 points. That was worth a total of $28,704 out of the $100,000 purse.

                Asay spent most of 2011 at home after having hip surgery last May. His first bull back was New Year’s Eve. Before he got back on bulls, he started riding horses bareback to regain his balance and start to get in shape. While he was unable to compete, he like many other injured rodeo contestants, relied on the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund to help pay his living expenses. He and his wife Sydney have a five-month-old son named Kasen.

                “If it wasn’t for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, I wouldn’t be here right now,” he said. “I’d be working and taking care of my family. God has allowed great people to donate to the fund and it’s helped me personally as well as many of my friends.”

                Finishing second behind Asay was Cody Teel, from Kountze, Texas who is the reigning National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association champion. He had a total of 161 points to win $18,612. Teel is currently seventh in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings.

                Three-time world champion J.W. Harris from Mullin, Texas was third with an 87.5-point finish from the first round of competition on Classic Pro Rodeo’s bull Casino. Harris earned $14,476 which will certainly help him in a quest for a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification as he is expected to miss the next three months of competition. Harris has been being treated onsite by the Justin Sportsmedicine Team and is scheduled to have knee surgery next week.

                All three of these men have also been successful at the rodeo and will be riding for more money and championships at the Saturday evening performance beginning at 7:30.

 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- The following are unofficial results from the Xtreme Bulls competition at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Feb. 25.

                First Round: 1. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., 89 points on Classic Pro Rodeo’s White Liar, $8,460; 2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 87.5, $6,486; 3. Jimmy Anderson, Denton, TX, 84, $4,794; 4. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 83, $3,102; 5. Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D., 77, $1,974; 6. Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah, 76, $1,410.

                Final Round: (two rides) 1. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., 91 points on D & H Cattle Company’s Lil Moody, $6,204; 2. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 78, $4,700.   

                Overall: (on two) 1. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., 180 points, $14,100; 2. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 161, $10,810; (on one) 3. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 87.5, $7990; 4. Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas, 84, $5,170; 5. Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D., 77, $3,290; 6. Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah, 76, $2,350.  

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