Rodeo cowboys and cowgirls have traveled around the world to get the chance to come to Kissimmee to compete in the 142nd Silver Spurs Rodeo. This year the Silver Spurs Rodeo celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling excitement began on Friday, February 16th and came to an end on Sunday afternoon.  The 142nd Silver Spurs Rodeo saw some of the largest crowds ever because of this special anniversary. With the biggest cash payouts east of the Mississippi the Silver Spurs Rodeo brings in the best of the best.

Sunday was the day of champions with all of the top competitors in all of the different categories riding for the grand prize and the 1st place title of the 142nd Silver Spurs Rodeo. If you missed the rodeo here is a list of the events along with the winners.


Saddle Bronc Riding – The Saddle Bronc rider keeps one hand on the rein and one hand in the air. The judges look at the rider’s control of the bronc, spurring action, and if the rider is able to keep his toes pointed outward. For the bronc, the judges consider it’s bucking ability and if the ride is smooth and rhythmic. Winning 1st place, Jacobs Crawley was awarded $4,906.80.

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 81.5 Jacobs Crawley Boerne TX
2 80.5 Shorty Garrett Eagle Butte SD
3 80.0 Shane Proctor Grand Coulee WA
4 79.0 Bradley Harter Loranger LA
5 77.5 Jake Finlay Goondiwindi AU
6/7/8/8 77.0 Tyler Baeza Lake Charles LA
6/7/8/8 77.0 Dean Wadsworth Buffalo Gap TX
6/7/8/8 77.0 Roper Kiesner Ripley OK
6/7/8/8 77.0 Brad Bates Morton MS

Bareback – Nate S. McFadden took home 1st place in the Barebacking Riding competition winning $5,477.85. The judging is based off the bronc and the rider. The cowboy will pull his knees up when the bronc bucks, rolling his spurs up the bronc’s sides and will straighten his legs to the bronc’s shoulder when the bronc descends. The riders will repeat this motion for the course of the ride or, ideally, eight seconds.

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 86.0 Nate S. McFadden Elsmere NE
2 84.0 Steven Dent Mullen NE
3 83.0 J.C. Hester Jr. Appleton MN
4 81.5 Wyatt Denny Minden NV
5 80.5 Garrett Shadbolt Merriman NE
6 80.0 Blade Elliott Centreville AL
7 78.5 Tyler Nelson Victor ID
8 78.0 Bill Tutor Huntsville TX

Bull Riding – Like bareback and saddle bronc riding, riders are judged not only on their performance during the ride but also the judges look at the roughstock. The rider and the bull can receive a max of 50 points each during a ride, meaning they could score a total of 100 points. Gray Essary III, wowed the judges with his bull riding skills bringing his score to 86.0 point and allowing him to take home the 1st place, $5,329.28 cash payout!

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 86.0 Gray Essary III Somerville TN
2 82.5 John Pitts Panama City FL
3 / 4 82.0 Parker Cole McCown Montgomery TX
3 / 4 82.0 Garrett Tribble Slick OK
5 80.5 Wyatt Hart Fort Myers FL
6 78.5 Brody Yeary Morgan Mill TX
7 / 8 / 8 77.0 Lucas Mooningham Somerville TN
7 / 8 / 8 77.0 Bayle Worden Charleston TX
7 / 8 / 8 77.0 Corey Maier Timber Lake SD

Tie Down Roping – Jobe Johns and Kolt Henrderson tied for 1st place, both scoring 8.0 during the Tie Down Roping portion of the Silver Spurs Rodeo. After roping the calf, the cowboy would jump off his horse and flank the calf (picking it up and laying it on the ground). When the calf ifson the ground, the cowboy must tie any three of the calf’s legs together using a “piggin” strong. Once all of this is complete, he then throws his hand in the air signaling to the judge and the timing then stops. Both contestants received $2,526.25 for placing 1st place.

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 / 2 8.0 Jobe Johns Zolfo Springs FL
1 / 2 8.0 Kolt Henderson Texarakana AR
3 8.2 Tim Pharr Resaca GA
4 8.3 Justin Thigpen Waycross GA
5 8.4 Todd Gould Terry MS
6 8.5 Ike Fontenot Ville Platte LA
7 8.6 Justin Smith Leesville LA
8 8.7 Wyatt Cole Muggli Lane OK

Steer Wrestling – Also known as bulldogging, steer wrestling is a rodeo event that demonstrates strength and teamwork between a bulldogger, hazer, and their horses. Will Lummus scored 4.0, placing him in 1st place for Steer Wrestling and received a $2,486.30 cash payout.

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 4.0 Will Lummus West Point MS
2 4.2 Cody Sullivan Brandon MS
3 / 4 4.4 Jordan Thrasher Culleoka TN
3 / 4 4.4 John Manson N. Fort Myers FL
5 4.6 Justin Raburn Lafayette GA
6 4.8 Quinn Campbell Robertsdale AL
7 5.2 Tyler Waguespack Gonzales LA
8 5.4 Dylan Humphery Checotah OK

Team Roping – This event is a true team event requiring coordination and timing between two cowboys, the “header” and the “heeler.” Kaston Peavy and Jason Garcia showed fantastic teamwork placing them on the top with a score of 5.1 and a cash payout of $3,118.80 each.

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 5.1 Kaston Peavy

 Jason Garcia

Bay Minette




2 5.4 Tim Pharr

Ross Lowry





4 / 5 6.2 Travis Dorman

Arky Rogers

Dade City

Lake City



6 6.3 John Alley

Clark Adcock





7 6.5 Ryan Pope

Chris Soto





8 6.7 Pat Carlton

Jake Anuez





9 / 10 9.9 Morgan Jones

Kyle Lawrence

Town Creek




9 / 10 9.9 Josh Jumper

Conner Osborn





Barrel Racing – Contestants enter the arena at full speed on their horse, the timer begins when they cross the start line. With barrels on the left and right side of the arena, the rider is allowed to run around the barrel of their choice first and then run across to the opposite side before sprinting towards the third and final barrel. Once the contestant has reached the third barrel they run as fast as they can towards the finished line where the clock will stop. Angie Hammoack was the leader in this category with the finish time of 15.38 seconds. Angie won 1st place and the cash payout of $3,177.20.

Place Total Score Contestant Name City State
1 15.38 Angie Hammoack Reddick FL
2 15.58 Kelley Carrington Boston GA
3 15.62 Carly Taylor Clinton TN
4 15.64 Jenna Beaver Huntsville TX
5 15.68 Sally Young Micanopy FL
6 15.71 Christina Mulford Franklinville NJ
7 / 8 15.72 Patti Elliot Broxton GA
7 / 8 15.72 Chloe Gray Yatesville GA
9 15.75 Megan Lyerly Stony Point NC
10 15.78 Kellie Collier Hereford TX

Osceola County continues to keep the western heritage alive thanks to the Silver Spurs Rodeo. Congratulations to all the winners!  We hope everyone enjoyed celebrating 75 years with the 142nd Silver Spurs Rodeo and we hope to see you all at the June Silver Spurs Rodeo!