Cody Ohl, the reigning and five-time world champion tie-down roper, claimed the average title and $12,222 at the Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show Rodeo, which wrapped up its 30-performance event Feb. 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.
It's a tough time to be a bull rider in Vegas. The field of 15 at this year's Wrangler NFR was decreased by another as D.J. Domangue suffered a posterior hip dislocation and will join Matt Austin and Sonny Murphy as a spectator.
Break out the celebration cake. With a share of the first-round victory at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and the $1,872 he put in his pocket, Cody Ohl became the eighth cowboy to join the $2 million club.
Sure Cody Ohl's top priority this year was to make it to his 12th Wrangler NFR, but with the birth of his daughter in January, his plan was modified somewhat. Compete in less rodeos and make more money became his new directive.
Dallas native Bryan Richardson is all about the comforts of home even when it's in the rodeo arena. Friday night he got an early taste of victory with a 91-point ride on Andrews Rodeo's Slim as the Pace Classic kicked off in Dallas.
Reigning world champs Speed Williams, Rich Skelton (team roping) and Cody Ohl (tie-down roping) have some dollar ground to make up if they hope to win gold buckles in 2004. All three got a nice jump on their deficits with opening-night wins in Las Vegas.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Cody Ohl jointly announced the amicable resolution of disciplinary action levied against Ohl as a result of Ohl's May 13, 2004, altercation with a PRCA employee during the Pace Chute-out.