Full Baggage has Young thinking about more travel (Southeastern Livestock Exposition results)

March 22, 2015

From – March 21, 2015 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This was an opportunity bareback rider Josi Young knew he couldn’t let slip through his grasp.

Young drew Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage – the PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year in 2011 and 2013 – and he seized the moment.

Young registered a 91-point ride to win the Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo (March 19-21) at Garrett Coliseum.

“Anytime you can get a win it is awesome,” said Young, 32, following his first career trip on Full Baggage. “I called a couple of my buddies who had been on Full Baggage and I was excited to draw him because I knew I could win this rodeo. I had to keep hustling because he kept me on my toes. I knew he had a phenomenal trip and it was in the judges’ hands. I was just really happy to get the job done … with a 91 (the experience) was even better.”

Young’s impressive ride couldn’t have come at a better time. He collected a $4,498 paycheck after leaving empty handed at the two rodeos he competed at this winter season, in Tucson and Fort Mohave, Ariz.

“I needed to get on the board,” Young said. “If you draw a good one like (Full Baggage) you just have to make sure you do your job.”

Young qualified for his lone Wrangler National Finals Rodeo berth in 2008, but he has stayed close to home – Buhl, Idaho – with his wife Hannah and their two children, son, Bodi, 3 and daughter, Charli, 1.

“I been staying at home to help raise our kids,” said Young, who also competes in the Wilderness Circuit.

When Young isn’t rodeoing he works in his family’s business, Silver Lining Herbs, a company that produces feed supplements for performance horses. He also started his own car-hauling business three years ago called Young Gun Transport.

“We transport cars all over the place,” Young said. “If it needs to be hauled we will do it.”

The last time Young campaigned full time in the PRCA was in 2012 when he finished 20th. He was 56th in 2014 and 47th in 2013.

“My wife and I talked about it and I’m going to go hard this year,” Young said. “That new contract they have in Las Vegas (at the NFR, where total money is $10 million this December) is awfully enticing and that’s why it is good for me to get rolling with this win. I’m going to be entered up from here on out.”

Other winners at this $96,538 rodeo were all-around cowboy Wesley Brunson ($4,184 in team roping and tie-down roping), steer wrestler Noah Lassa (4.1 seconds), team ropers Zeb Chapman and Tom Bourne, (15.0 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright (88 on Frontier Rodeo’s Tip Off), tie-down roper Michael Otero (7.8 seconds), barrel racer Michelle Lummus (15.06 seconds) and bull rider McKennon Wimberly (87 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Outside).

Southeastern Livestock Exposition

Montgomery, Ala., March 19-21

All-around cowboy: Wesley Brunson, $4,184, tie-down roping and team roping.

Bareback riding: 1. Josi Young, 91 points on Frontier Rodeo's Full Baggage, $4,498; 2. (tie) Winn Ratliff and David Peebles, 87, $2,999 each; 4. J.R. Vezain, 84, $1,649; 5. (tie) Tyler Nelson and Teddy Athan, 83, $900 each; 7. (tie) Luke Creasy and Tyler Waltz, 79, $525 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. Noah Lassa, 4.1 seconds, $2,162; 2. Aaron Vosler, 4.3, $1,880; 3. Kyle Irwin, 4.4, $1,598; 4. Sean Thomas, 5.1, $1,316; 5. Joshua Clark, 5.2, $1,034; 6. Juan Alcazar Jr, 5.3, $752; 7. Eli Lord, 5.4, $470; 8. Tyler Pearson, 5.6, $188.

Team roping: First round: 1. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.9 seconds, $1,128 each; 2. Ivan Holliday/Wes Goodrich, 6.9, $846; 3. Clay Mitchell/Lane Mitchell, 7.2, $564; 4. Jimmy Tanner/Shawn Harris, 7.9, $282. Second round: 1. Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry, 4.9 seconds, $1,128 each; 2. Wesley Brunson/Josh Clayton, 5.1, $846; 3. Daniel Robertson/Phillip Kelce, 5.3, $564; 4. Jason Carlson/Hank Hollenbeck, 5.8, $282. Average: 1. Zeb Chapman/Tom Bourne, 15.0 seconds on two head, $1,692 each; 2. Wesley Brunson/Josh Clayton, 16.8, $1,269; 3. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 22.0, $846; 4. Brent Aldoff/Zak Richardson, 22.6, $423.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Spencer Wright, 88 points on Frontier Rodeo's Tip Off, $4,230; 2. (tie) Allen Boore and Jacobs Crawley, 82, $2,820 each; 4. Cody Wright, 81, $1,551; 5. Andy Clarys, 80, $987; 6. Keith Brauer Jr., 79, $705; 7. Brady Nicholes, 78, $564; 8. (tie) Chuck Schmidt and Curtis Garton, 77, $212 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Michael Otero, 7.8 seconds, $2,800; 2. Braxton Laughlin, 8.1, $2,435; 3. Wesley Brunson, 8.3, $2,069; 4. Tim Pharr, 8.5, $1,704; 5. Alex Caudle, 8.6, $1,339; 6. (tie) Ike Fontenot and Zac Wilson, 9.2, $791 each; 8. Joey Dickens, 9.3, $243.

Barrel racing: 1. Michelle Lummus, 15.06 seconds, $2,547; 2. Carmel Wright, 15.07, $2,165; 3. Julie Thomas, 15.14, $1,783; 4. Paige Willis, 15.22, $1,528; 5. (tie) Jennifer Mosley and Shelley Morgan, 15.29, $1,083 each; 7. Mary Burger, 15.31, $637; 8. Abby Searcy, 15.34, $509; 9. Kimmie Wall, 15.41, $446; 10. (tie) Sarah Griffin and Kelley Carrington, 15.48, $350 each; 12. Ann Scott, 15.54, $255.

Bull riding: 1. McKennon Wimberly, 87 points on Frontier Rodeo's Outside, $4,174; 2. (tie) Lucas Guilbeau and Rorey Maier, 85, $2,782 each; 4. Jacob O'Mara, 84, $1,530; 5. (tie) Lane Wilhelm and Zack Oakes, 80, $835 each; 7. Jarrod Craig, 78, $556; no other qualified rides.

Total payoff: $101,855. Stock contractor: Frontier Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Mo Betta Rodeo and Stace Smith Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Mildred Klingemann. Officials: Allan Jordan Jr., Ken Dunn and Buddy Reynolds. Timers: Jen Jeanes and Terri Gay. Announcers: Andy Stewart and Don Gay. Bullfighters: Darran Robertson and Blue Jeanes. Clown/barrelman: Wild Thang Lepard. Flankmen: Heath Stewart and Mark Cotter. Chute boss: Matt Williams. Pickup men: Rex Bugbee and Shawn Calhoun. Sound: Mark Evans.

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