The Silver Spurs Southern Showdown wowed fans from all over the southeast on Friday and Saturday night in Kissimmee with the best in Professional rodeo.
The crowd came to see the best in bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, Jr. barrel racing, and of course mutton bustin’, and they weren’t disappointed!
Announcer Greg Simas opened the show, led the crowd in prayer, and then welcomed Miss Silver Spurs Ansley Bo into the arena on horseback carrying the Stars and Striped before the singing of the National Anthem. It was a weekend of reverence of our military and support for local education as the Silver Spurs Riding Club’s Big Boss Dustin Bronson presented a check for $7,500.00 to the Education Foundation of Osceola County.
Here’s a look at the winners of the Silver Spurs Southern Showdown:
All-around cowboy: Hunter Carter, $763, bareback riding and bull riding.
1. Taylor Broussard, 84 points on Five Star Rodeo’s Spots And Dots, $3,271;
2. Zach Hibler, 83.5, $2,508;
3. Winn Ratliff, 81, $1,854;
4. Tanner Phipps, 79, $1,199;
5. Hunter Carter, 77, $763;
6. Tim Murphy, 76, $545;
7. (tie) Matthew Smith and Trenten Montero, 75, $382 each.
Saddle bronc riding:
1. Isaac Diaz, 84 points on Five Star Rodeo’s Girl Crush, $3,328;
2. Taygen Schuelke, 83.5, $2,551;
3. (tie) Parker Kempfer and Joe Farren, 82, $1,553 each;
5. (tie) Ross Griffin and Carter Elshere, 81.5, $666 each;
7. Jacobs Crawley, 80.5, $444;
8. Jarrod Hammons, 79.5, $333.
Bull riding: * 1. Lukasey Morris, 83.5 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Baker Act, $5,582;
2. Cain Smith, 76, $4,852; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).
Total payoff: $32,430.
Stock contractor: Silver Spurs Club.
Sub-contractors: Five Star Rodeo and JC Kitaif ProRodeos.
Rodeo secretary: Jody Cox.
Officials: Ken Dunn, Steve Knowles and Dusty Whidden.
Timers: Emilie White and Kathy Baker.
Announcer: Greg Simas.
Bullfighters: Richard Guthrie and Mike Driver.
Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley.
Flankmen: George Kempfer, J.C. Kitaif and Paul Bowers Jr.
Chute boss: Scott Ramsey.
Pickup men: Hunter Holley and Jake Anuez.
Photographers: Mike Rastelli and Jessie Burns.
Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.