More About the 2018 CTEC Competitors: Part 2

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:15pm
Victoria Morel

The 2018 Cinch Timed Event Championship Rider Profiles: Part 2

Cash Myers

PRCA member since 1999
Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping, Steer Roping  
7 WNFR Qualifications
2 RNCFR Qualifications

2015- Won Steer Wrestling and All-around at Helotes(TX) Festival Association and Rodeo
2007- Reserve World Champion Steer Roper
2002- Reserve World Champion Steer Wrestler
1999 – PRCA Overall, All-around and Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year.

Cash stepped away from full time competition after 10 years to devote more time to his family. His children are rodeo loving and play sports. He can be found hauling them to over 30 youth rodeos each year. Cash also runs the horse program for Champion Ranch in Athens, where he gives private lessons and trains their horses. He loves instructing a new generation of rodeo athletes, so he also runs clinics across the world and at home.


Cody Doescher

Oklahoma City, OK
PRCA since 2008
Steer wrestling, Team Roping(Heeling)

2017 CTEC - This was his 4th Timed Event Championship. Won rounds 2 & 4 Heeling.

2016 - Won All-Around title at RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo and Waller County Fair & Rodeo.

2012 - (Partner was Paul David Tierney) Won. Nine Team roping titles. Won 1 steer wrestling title at Old Settlers Reunion PRCA Rodeo(OK).

2011- Won $50,000 teaming with Tommy Edens to win the Rodeo Houston Team roping. Unfortunately, it was not a PRCA sanctioned rodeo that year. His biggest Win.
2010- Won the All-around at Henderson County PRCA Stampede(TX) and the Mesquite(TX) Spring Classic.

2006- Won the National Junior Team Roping Championship
2007-08 - won two Oklahoma high school team roping titles, qualified for the National High School Finals rodeo.

Cody started roping the dummy at 3. Started roping off horses at 8 years old. He bought his pro card as soon as he turned 18 and has been on the road ever since. He was very excited when he got his first invite to CTEC in 2014 and this year will make his 5th year. His dad Jody used to compete I professional motor cross events and rope. He taught Cody the fundamentals of roping and horsemanship. Cody’s favorite rodeo is California Rodeo Salinas.

Jess Tierney

PRCA member since 2003
2017 Cinch Timed Event Champion
Steer Roping is his specialty.
Competes in Steer Roping, Tie-down Roping and Team Roping

Highlight of last year was winning CTEC and winning the steer roping at the Deadwood Days of 76 Rodeo. Cited winning the CTEC was the 3rd greatest thing to ever happen to him, God and wife Teresa were the other two. Jess has won many rounds at the Clem McFadden National Finals of Steer Roping since making his debut there in 2011, where he placed 8th in the average. Jess credits his family and faith for playing an instrumental role in his success. He grew up in a big Rodeo family. Paul, his father, has won the CTEC four times, Jess was 5 years old when Dad won the first time. Paul is also a Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer(2008). Brother Paul David has won CTEC twice. His mother, Kelli, was an Intercollegiate standout barrel racer and pole bending. In the Fall of 2017, Jess became the rodeo coach at Western Oklahoma College in Altus, OK.

 Jordan Ketscher

Squaw Valley, CA
PRCA since 2012
Team Roping(Heeling), Tie-down Roping
1 RNCFR Qualification

2017 – Competed CTEC and finished in the Top Ten. Won 8 All-Around titles and 3 Tie-down roping titles. A few All- Around wins were California Rodeo Salinas, Helldorado Days Rodeo(Las Vegas,NV), PRCA Last Stand Rodeo(WA), and The Sisiters(OR) Rodeo. Two of his 3 tie-down wins were also All- Around wins, Chief Joseph(OR) Days and Coarsgold(CA) Stampeded Pro Rodeo. Finished 19th in the All-Around World Standings.

2016 – 4 All-Around titles, 7 Tie-down wins, and 2 Team roping wins. All-Around wins included the 22nd Glen Rose(TX) PRCA Rodeo, Home of Champions Rodeo(MT). Finished 15th in the World Standings in the All-Around.

2015 – 9 All-Around titles, 7 Tie-down wins. Won the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo in Team roping. Finished 11th in All-Around and 19th in Tie-down roping in the World Standings.

2014 – 3 Tie down titles and 3 All-Around titles.

2103 – 5 All-Around, 3 Team roping and 1 Tie-down roping titles. Finished the year 19th in Tie-down roping in World Standings.

2012 – 3 All-Around, 2 Team roping and 1 Tie-down roping titles.

2011 – in his Rookie season won the All-Around at Kern County Sherriff’s Reserve Rodeo(CA).

As an amateur he qualified for the College Finals rodeo all four years while competing for Fresno State University. Qualified 4 times in tie-down roping, three times in team roping as a heeler and once in steer wrestling. He finished 6th in the all-around 2011 and 4th in 2012. Jordan’s parents run a cattle ranch in Squaw Valley. Currently competing in San Antonio Rodeo where he has advance to the Semi-finals in tie-down roping. He won Bracket 1 – round 1 and placed in rounds 2 & 3. Jordan’s rodeo idol is Trevor Brazile.

K.C. Jones

Decatur, TX
Member PRCA since 1995
Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
9 WNFR Qualifications
4 RNCFR Qualifications – 1 Title 2008
5 Cinch Timed Event Championships (1993,1996,1999,2001,2012)

2017- Won Steer Wrestling at Rodeo of the Ozarks
2015- All American Polaris ranger Steer Wrestling Champion
2013- Won Rodeo Houston Steer Wrestling. Has been to Houston 16 times.

2012- won CTEC and became one of the oldest. Only one man older and that is Paul Tierney, by one year.

1993- Won his first CTEC and was the youngest winner

Most memorable moments have come in 2002 when he broke the arena records at the Pendleton Round Up and winning The All American in 2015. He is also the mastermind behind two staples of the NFR – Rodeo Vegas and Pro Fantasy Rodeo. K.C. created and runs these two enterprises. When he is not in the arena at Las Vegas NFR you can find him manning the Rodeo Vegas booth at the Stetson Cowboy Christmas. His wife Gayle is a former barrel racing champion and flight attendant. She is in charge of the horses and feeding everyone that comes to visit during the winter rodeo season. When he is not on the road trial he can be found doing dentistry, farrier work and horse training.


Kyle Lockett

PRCA member since 1997
Team Roping
7 WNFR Qualifications. Last one in 2005.
2-time Cinch Timed Event Champion 2005 & 2011

1997 was the Resistol PRCA Team Roping Rookie of the Year

Won All-around titles at Glennville(CA) Round Up and Poway(CA) Rodeo.
4 Team roping titles – 2 with Cody Snow, Glennville & Livermore Rodeo
1 with Spencer Mitchell – Sonoma County Fair Wine Country Rodeo
1 with Matt Sherwood – Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo
Was 10th last year at CTEC.

Won the Team Roping with Aaron Tsingine at National Western Rodeo & Stock Show in Denver. (He almost missed the first go round. He was flying into Denver from California. He was supposed to be in at 11am but showed up at 2pm because of flight delays due to weather. He showed up in the arena just two teams before he and Aaron were scheduled to run.)
Biggest career wins were the two times he won the CTEC in 2005 & 2011.Aaron Tsigine will be helping him this year at CTEC in the team roping events. This year he is taking two of his own horses, a heeling horse and a calf horse. For the other events he will mount out. Kyle was the owner of the 2000 AQHA Team roping Heeling Horse of the Year Nifty Jacks Back(Dinero).

Landon McClaugherty

Tilden, TX
PRCA since 2006
Steer Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping
2 NFSR Qualifications
4 times -  Cinch Timed Event Championship

2017 -  Finished in the Top Ten at CTEC, winning round 5 in Heading      & round 2 in Steer Roping
Won All-Around titles at Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo(CA) and Tulsa(OK) State Fair & PRCA Rodeo.

2016 – Won 4 All-Around Titles – Deadwood Days of 76 Rodeo(SD), Los Fresno PRCA Rodeo,         
   Kansas Biggest Rodeo & Red desert Roundup(WY).

2015 – 20th in World Standings in Steer Roping
2014 – 12th in All-Around standings & 30th in Steer Roping.
2013 - 11th in All-Around & 19th Steer Roping
2012 -  12th in All-Around & 15th Steer Roping
2011 -  16th in All-Around & 23rd Steer Roping
2010 -  15th in All-Around & 19th Steer roping
2009 -  8th in All-Around and 10th Steer Roping, placing in 5 rounds of the NFSR.

Landon comes from a rodeo family. Dad Scotty competed in team roping, tie-down roping and bull riding. His grandfather Len was a member of the Cowboys Turtle Association (precursor to PRCA). Landon runs the family’s deer hunting operation on the ranch in Tilden, TX. His favorite rodeo is Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Paul David Tierney

PRCA member 2010
Team Roping(Heeler) and Tie-Down Roping

2010 - In his Rookie year he finished 2nd in the all-around,2nd in team roping(heeler) and 4th in the tie-down roping. His brother Jess was the header for him that year.

2016 – Badlands Circuit Championship – Paul won the average and was the All-around Champion, set a new cumulative record time – 25 runs=267.9 seconds.

2017 – 7 All Around titles, 3 Team Roping titles and 2 Tie-down roping titles.
Won the All-Around title at Deadwood Days of 76, which is his favorite rodeo.

2018 – So far this year he has finished 4th in Team Roping PRCA Rodeo in Park City Kansas and was 6th in Round 2 at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver.

Paul’s most memorable rodeo experience was winning his first Cinch Timed Event Championship. Hid dad Paul Tierney is his rodeo idol.


 Rhen Richard

Roosevelt, UT
PRCA since 2008
Team Roping(Heeling), Tie-down Roping
3 RNCFR Qualifications

2018 – Competing in San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
In Tie-down roping. Currently won round 2, 4th round 1 and 2rd in round 3. Is now in the semi-final.

2017 – 7 All-around titles
  5 Tie-down titles – 3 of them in Canada

2014 – Won 10 All-around Titles

Was won the All-around title 4 times at the Ram Wilderness Circuit finals.2016, 2014, 2012,2011
2012 & 2013 Won the All-around, Team Roping & Tie-down Roping at Pony Express Days Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, UT)

Finished Top Ten in world All-around ranks 4 times.

February 2017 had a roping accident where he almost lost the thumb on his right roping hand. Has practicing out in Stephenville and his rope sliced across his thumb when he went to make his dally. Surgeons were able to re-attach and he was back in action by July. Rhen’s family runs an alfalfa farm, raises cattle and races horses in Utah as A&C Racing. He was a standout quarterback in high school and led the state in passing yards as a senior. He received numerous offers for scholarships, including Southern Utah University where his dad played quarterback and safety, but he turned them down. Rhen’s rodeo idol is Trevor Brazile.


Russell Cardoza

Terrebonne, OR
PRCA since 2006
Steer wrestling, Team Roping(Heeling), Tie-down Roping 
6 WNFR Qualifications
3 RNCFR Qualifications
Finished 10th CTEC 2017

2017- NFR won round 2 team roping
RNCFR – first round win team roping
6 All-around champions
10 Team roping Titles
9th in World Standings All-Around

2016 – NFR won Round 8 and placed in 6 rounds to rank 9th in NFR and 6th in world standings in team roping. Also ranked 5th in world standings for All-Around.
Won Team roping a San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

2015 – Placed in 2 rounds at NFR. Finished top 20 in World standings team roping.

2010 – Won World’s Greatest Roper event on his third try.

2006 – Rookie year was Co-Champion at Pendleton Round Up and ended 2nd for Rookie of the year.

Russsel was the Timed Events Champion a few years ago where he finished 2nd and won a few rounds and walk away with $32,000. Russell started roping when he was 3 years old. Just about everybody in the family ropes, his dad Russ competed in rodeo. Russell and his family are known for the fancy horsepower. In his professional career he has never ridden a horse that ever had a rope thrown off it before he got it. He used his 12-year-old mare Tara at the NFR.
His All-round hero is father-in-law Sam Willis.

 Shay Carroll

La Junta, CO
PRCA since 2011
Team Roping Heeler
2 WNFR Qualification
1 RNCFR Qualification

2017 –  Finished in the Top Ten CTEC
Won the Lewiston (ID) Roundup.

2016 – Won round 9 at NFR and ranked 15th NFR and 11th in world standings. Won 4 All-Around titles, 5 team roping wins and 1 tie-down roping win. All-Around wins came at Horse Haven Round-up(WA), Lewiston(ID) Roundup, Steamboat Springs(CO) Pro Rodeo series, and Canby(OR) Rodeo.

2015 – Wins at Rodeo Houston and Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo.

2014 – Finished 2nd in two rounds at his first NFR qualification. Finished 12th in the World standings that same year. Total of 5 event wins that year.

2013 – Won 6 team roping events

21012 – Won 4 Team roping events and the Mountain States Circuit year-end title. Also won the College National Finals Rodeo with Tyler Schnaufer.

2011 – 1 win is his rookie year – San Luis Valley Ski Hi Rodeo(CO).

Shay’s dad Dick and grandfather Truett competed in tie-down roping as PRCA members. They are the driving force behind everything that has happened for Shay. Dick was 1983 Mountain States Circuit year-end champion. When Shay was growing up he would come home from school and his grandfather would have his horse saddled and ready for him to go practice. Shay’s rodeo idol is Trevor Brazile and his favorite rodeo is Cheyenne Frontier Days. He spends his off time doing a variety of workshops and clinics across the country.

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