Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 16, 2013

Tops In Texas PRCA Rodeo: Meier earns 87-point rid on 'Rainbow'

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — The last ride of the night turned out to be the most spectacular ride of the evening Wednesday night when Austin Meier scored an 87 for his ride atop "Rainbow" on the opening night of the Tops In Texas PRCA Rodeo.

Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's "Rainbow" had only been ridden once in the past three years — make that twice now, thanks to Meier's efforts.

Cowboys and cowgirls were forced to compete on a muddy surface, thanks to afternoon thunderstorms that passed through the area.

The wet stuff held off for the first of four rodeo performances and the less-than-perfect conditions did not seem to adversely affect opening night attendence.

 

Top performances-Wednesday NIght-Tops In Texas PRCA Rodeo, Jacksonville, Texas

BULL RIDING:

1. Austin Meier (87) "Rainbow"; 2. Dylan Werner (86); 3. Corey Atwell (85).

STEER WRESTLING:

1. Morgan Grant (3.9); 2. Chase Hammons (8.1); 3. Jacob Talley (9.2).

BAREBACK RIDING:

1. Evan Jayne (79); T2. Clint Cannon (75), Matthew Smith (75).

TIE DOWN ROPING:

1. Justin Maass (8.0); 2. Caleb Smidt (8.1); 3. Reno Gonzales (9.2).

SADDLE BRONC RIDING

1. Curtis Garton (84); 2. Cody DeMoss (82); 3. Garet Aldridge (81).

TEAM ROPING

1. Rowdy Rieken & Will Woodfin (5.5); 2. Robert Pixley & Clint Quinn (6.5); 3. Justin Maass & Caleb Smidt (7.3).

BARREL RACING

1. Hallie Bradford (16.60); 2. Morgan Montello (16.85); 3. Michelle McLeod (17.38)