GUYMON, Okla. May 5th, 2013 – Seth Hardwick has been a rising star in ProRodeo the last couple of years. Night Bells is an established bucking... [More...]
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GUYMON, Okla. May 5th, 2013 – Seth Hardwick has been a rising star in ProRodeo the last couple of years.
Night Bells is an established bucking horse that performed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The two entities got together Sunday for 88 points and the bareback riding championship at the 81st edition of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. It was a magical afternoon for Hardwick, a 24-year-old bronc buster from Laramie, Wyo.
“I’d heard of that horse, but I’d never seen him,” Hardwick said of the Carr Pro Rodeo horse, which was sired by the great stallion Night Jacket. “He was supposed to be really good and very rider friendly. He made the finals last year, so that was good enough for me.”
It was good enough for a check worth $4,147 for Hardwick, who attended college on a rodeo scholarship at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, just 10 miles southwest of Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.
“Guymon’s like a hometown rodeo for me,” he said. “I went to school here at Panhandle for four years. Craig Latham was my coach, and we had a lot of help from the Etbauer brothers. They taught me how to keep getting on time after time. They taught me how to do it.
“It feels great to be able to win this rodeo in front of those people. It’s one of the best rides I’ve ever had.”
April 29-May 5
All Around Cowboy: Tuf Cooper, $3,527
Bareback riding: 1. Seth Hardwick, 88 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Night Bells, $4,147; 2. Jason Havens, 86, $3,179; 3. Caine Riddle, 85, $2,349; 4. Ty Breuer, 84, $1,520; 5. (tie) Kaycee Field, Tyler Scales and Clint Cannon, 80, $737; 8. Clint Laye, 79, $415.
Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Seth Brockman, 3.3 seconds, $1,908; 2. Matt Mousseau, 3.9, $1,659; 3. Jacob Talley, 4.0, $1,410; 4. (tie) Bray Armes and Sean Santucci, 4.1, $1,037 each; 6. (tie) Kyle Irwin and Cole Edge, 4.2, $539 each; 8. (tie) Josh Peek, Ty Lang and Wyatt Smith, 4.4, $55 each. Second round: 1. K.C. Jones, 3.4 seconds, $1,908; 2. (tie) Tooter Silver, Gary Gilbert, Hunter Cure, Stockton Graves and Miles Mark Switzer, 3.8, $1,162 each; 7. Bray Armes, 3.9, $415; 8. (tie) Josh Peek and Stan Branco, 4.0, $83. Third round: 1. Stockton Graves, 3.8, $1,908; 2. (tie) Wade Sumpter and Matt Reeves, 3.9, $1,535 each; 3. (tie) Riley Duvall and Kyle Irwin, 4.1, $1,037 each; 6. (tie) Ryan Mims and Weston Taylor, 4.2, $539 each; 8. Tyler Pearson, 4.3, $166. Aggregate: 1. Stockton Graves, 12.5 seconds on 3 runs, $2,862; 2. Kyle Irwin, 12.8, $2,489; 3. (tie) Wade Sumpter and Josh Peek, 13.5, $1,929 each; 5. Trell Etbauer, 14.1, $1,369; 6. (tie) Tyler Pearson, Jace Melvin and Hunter Cure, 14.3, $622 each.