Fort Worth 2015-First Round Concludes in Fort Worth, Progressive Round Begins

 

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Sarah Rose McDonald

PHOTO CREDIT
Kenneth Springer

By Jolee Lautaret-Jordan


Fort Worth, Texas — As the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo entered its third week, the first go round for the ladies in the WPRA barrel racing was finally coming to its conclusion. Forty ladies were left on the docket, covering four performances. The FWSSR accepted 210 WPRA barrel racers, giving each cowgirl one round. Following that long round, which concluded Tuesday night, February 3 during the 21st performance, the field was cut to 70 based on their first round times.

With the go round screaming to an end, cowgirls were riding hard to secure their place in the progressive round on Monday and Tuesday.

In the Monday matinee performance, former Wrangler NFR qualifier Lisa Ogden took top honors. Ogden stopped the clock at 16.76 seconds, just one one-hundredth ahead of Kimmie Wall who also competed Monday afternoon.

Ogden rides Pistol Packin Pony, aka Pistol. Pistol is a 10-year old solid paint gelding by a son of Assured Pleasure and out of a Streak Laico mare.

"We've had him since he was a two year old," says Ogden, who has trained several Wrangler NFR barrel horses. "I took him to the futurities and derbies, and have just been trying to season him to the rodeos."

It's been a few years since rodeo fans have seen Jackie (Dube) Jatzlau in rodeo's limelight. Jatzlau has been busy raising two kids and riding and training futurity horses. One of those prospects, Good to be the King, aka King, carried her to the performance win on Monday night, the 19th perf.

photoJackie Jatzlau
PHOTO BY: Kenneth Springer

Jatzlau posted a 16.76 second run, not fast enough for round money but plenty fast enough to make the top 70 for the progressive round. Another former Wrangler NFR qualifier, P.J. Burger, was right on Jatzlau's heels, running a 16.79.

"I raised him and trained him," Jatzlau says of King. "He was a standout futurity horse as a four year old. He won $115,000 at the futurities."

King is out of Imanonstop Princess, the last mare Jatzlau rodeoed on back in 2006-2010 and by Bugemforcash.

"He was off almost all of last year because I was hurt then pregnant," says Jatzlau. "This was his third rodeo ever. He is a super star."

During the Tuesday afternoon perf, Nicole Laurence was the fastest runner. Laurence ran last on the ground, a fact that hasn't hurt any barrel racer entered here thanks to the committee's efforts, hand raking after every runner.

The Cresson, Texas cowgirl was 16.80 seconds on her run aboard Moon Dancing Rebel.

"He's fifteen and I call him Rebel," says Laurence. "I've had him five years and he had never been to rodeos before I got him."

"He loves it," she adds.

The final perf of the long round was stacked with tough competition including the WPRA's all time money winner, and four-time World Champion Sherry Cervi. However, it was Jill Tanner who rose to the top of the leaderboard, scorching around the pattern in 16.67 seconds.

Tanner is the sister of the team roping Cooper brothers and is married to many time Wrangler NFR qualifier Jimmy Tanner; she is pretty handy with a rope as well but on Tuesday night, she piloted her six year old gelding Saturday to a go round check.

"Caryn Henry raised and trained him," says Cooper of the gelding who is registered Credit Ta Fame. "I bought him in October from Caryn after my good friend, Ally Hayes, told me she thought he'd be perfect for me."

Cervi punched her way into the progressive round with a 16.84 as did Montana cowgirl Chloe Hoovestal, who ran a 16.77.

All told, no one caught up with the sensational Sarah Rose McDonald for the round win. She earned $4,936.

For more information on the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, visit them on-line at www.fwssr.com and stay tuned to www.wpra.com for continuing updates.

First Round Results
1. Sarah Rose McDonald, Fame Fling and Bling, 16.42, $4,936
2. Romany Gordon, Ozzie (grade), 16.48, $4,231
3. Mary Burger, Sadiesfamouslastwords, 16.58, $3,526
4. Fallon Taylor, Flos Heiress, 16.62, $3,056
5. Meghan Johnson, Nellie Laveaux, 16.63, $2,351
6. Kendra Dickson, Dr. Te Hancock, 16.66, $1,880
7/8/9/10. Alexa Lake, Sure Down Dash, 16.67, $881
7/8/9/10. Deb Guelly, Dealin Flashy, 16.67, $881
7/8/9/10. Taylor Jacob, 16.67, EC Flashy Nickbar, $881
7/8/9/10. Jill Tanner, Credit Ta fame, 16.67, $881

 

GBR Fort Worth Progressive

 
 

Judge's Draw

22 Perf Wed Mat Feb 4th

Competition Order

Liz Herrin

1

Natalie Bland

2

Angela Gilliam

3

Abby Pursifull

4

Clay Sewalt

5

Brooke Jeter

6

Kathy Grimes

7

Rebecca Hughes

8

Sherry Cervi

9

Jill Tanner

10

Kimmie Wall

11

23 Perf Wed Night Feb 4th

 

Kendra Dickson

1

Callahan Crossley

2

Morgan Breaux

3

Katelyn McLeod

4

Kara Large

5

Jackie Jatzlau

6

Chloe Hoovestal

7

Carmel Wright

8

Jane Melby

9

Cheyenne Shipps

10

Brooke Rix

11

24 Perf Thurs Mat Feb 5th

 

Kassidy Dennison

1

Natalie Foutch

2

Sarah Rose McDonald

3

Kim Couch

4

Kaylee Gallino

5

Andrea Cline

6

Angie Meadors

7

Morgan McDonald

8

Jessi Fish

9

Britany Diaz

10

PJ Burger

11

25 Perf Thurs Night Feb 5th at 7:30pm

 

Jessica Leach

1

Shy-Anne Jarrett

2

Kenna Squires

3

Alicia Stockton

4

Carley Richardson

5

Andrea Busby

6

Taylor Jacob

7

Nicole Laurence

8

Shelly Anzick

9

Britta O'Keeffe

10

   

26 Perf Fri Mat Feb 6th @2p

 

Tracey Austin-Ivy

1

Shelby Cox

2

Rachel Primm

3

Kelly Carrington

4

Brittany Pozzi

5

Jaime Barrow

6

Fallon Taylor

7

Kali Jo Parker

8

Lisa Ogden

9

Laura Kennedy

10

   

27 Perf Fri Night Feb 6th @7:30p

 

Sabrina Ketcham

1

Deb Guelly

2

Mary Walker

3

Jana Bean

4

Michele McLeod

5

Meghan Johnson

6

Mary Burger

7

Kelly Allen

8

Romany Gordon

9

Michelle Lummus

10

   

28 Perf Sat Mat Feb 7 @2p

 

Fonda Galbreath

1

Lisa Lockhart

2

Brittany Kelly

3

Layna Kight

4

CJ Vondette

5

Callie DuPerier

6

Megan Swint

7

Shelby Herrmann

8

Kelly Tovar

9

Alexa Lake

10

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