Hali Williams Bests Martha Angelone with $26 in Texas: June ProRodeo Circuit Updates

Each of the 13 WPRA circuits has their leader—but some positions are more tenuous than others.

The Turquoise Circuit’s No. 2 Kenzie Kelton trots in front of an appreciative crowd at the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO. Photo by Lincoln Rogers.

The 2023 ProRodeo Breakaway Circuits are gathering steam and, in each of those 13 WPRA circuits, some leaders are in more tenuous positions than others.

In Texas, a mere $26 separates the No. 1 and No. 2 players on the ProRodeo world standings, Hali Williams and Martha Angelone.

Meanwhile in California, Hanna Hundsdorfer commands her lead over the next-closest roper by nearly $5,000.

The Breakaway Roping Journal is the source for WPRA circuit updates thanks to our friends Equinety so stay tuned as the season rolls.

Badlands Circuit

Rickie Engesser earned more than $1,000 in the last month, moving from No. 3 to No. 1 in the Badlands Circuit standings and surpassing Tanegai Zilverberg by $105.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Rickie EngesserSpearfish, SD$2,994
2Tanegai ZilverbergHolabird, SD$2,889
3Shayla HallBelle Fourche, SD$2,816
4Misti BrownValentine, NE$1,762
5Brenda WhiteOelrichs, SD$1,134
Courtesy WPRA

California Circuit

Hanna Hundsdorfer continues to dominate the California breakaway scene and earned an additional $3,207 since May 16. Hundsdorfer is the reigning California Circuit Year-End Champion Breakaway Roper and is pushing hard to repeat.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Hanna HundsdorferVisalia, CA$10,164
2Suzanne WilliamsStandish, CA$5,316
3Kaitlyn AndersenSalinas, CA$4,986
4Fallon RuffoniArroyo Grande, CA$4,980
5Gianna O’DayHydesville, CA$4,558
Courtesy WPRA

Columbia River Circuit

Jordan Minor remains top dog in the Columbia River Circuit, earning $3,266 since mid-May. Meanwhile, Jordan Valley, Oregon’s Brittany White climbed her way up from outside the top five to the No. 2 position with $3,657 in earnings.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Jordan MinorHerminston, OR$4,559
2Brittany WhiteJordan Valley, OR$3,657
3Kennedy BucknerRedmond, OR$2,107
4Jodi GoodrichStanfield, OR$2,020
5Shayla CurrinDayton, WA$1,927
Courtesy WPRA

First Frontier Circuit

The First Frontier Circuit is still finding its footing after losing 17 rodeos when the Cowtown Rodeo removed breakaway from its slate. Fortunately, other rodeo committees have been stepping in to support the active breakaway athletes roping up and down the East Coast.

Samantha Vallone has taken the top spot in the rankings after starting the summer season outside the top five.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Samantha ValloneBalltson Spa, NY$2,212
2Aimee GetgenEtters, PA$1,820
3Paige PurselDanville, PA$1,775
4Tracey BrennanAshburnham, MA$1,037
5Lauren WagnerMcClure, PA$886
Courtesy WPRA

Great Lakes Circuit

Hannah Hughes is hanging onto the No. 1 position in the Great Lakes Circuit, but with no earnings in the last month, competitors like Alli Masters (who won more than $2,500 since mid-May), is putting pressure on Hughes.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Hannah HughesDavis City, IA$3,421
2Alli MastersLeon, IA$3,260
3Danni CloverClifton Hill, MO$2,475
4Korah CorriganShafer, MN$2,431
5Jesse AlsupFarigrove, MO$2,072
Courtesy WPRA

Maple Leaf Circuit

Lakota Bird and Brooke Pomeranz remain the one-two ladies—and have been putting in the work to maintain their spots. Bird has earned $2,388 in the last month while Pomeranz has earned $1,864.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Lakota BirdNanton, AB$3,977
2Brooke PomeranzMaricopa, AZ$3,318
3Jenna DallynNanton, AB$2,900
4Bradi WhitesideLongview, AB$1,594
5Shaya BieverVernon, TX$1,405
Courtesy WPRA

Montana Circuit

No changes in the Montana Circuit standings or money since May 16, 2023, but check back for updates out of Big Sky Country.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Sarah VerhelstPryor, MT$744
2Anna CallawayBillings, MT$279
3Tayla MoeykensThree Forks, MT$77
Courtesy WPRA

Mountain States Circuit

The Mountain States Circuit has come alive in the last month, with Devan McAdow jumping to the early lead, edging out No. 2 Elisabeth Erickson-Noe by less than $100.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Devan McAdowLittleton, CO$1,782
2Elisabeth Erickson-NoeLa Junta, CO$1,688
3Peggy GarmanSundance, WY$1,439
4Linsay Rosser SumpterFowler, CO$1,348
5 (T)Dara BelewLa Junta, CO$770
5 (T)Tana JohnsonKersey, CO$770
Courtesy WPRA

Prairie Circuit

Taylor Munsell, buoyed by her recent win at the Woodward Elks Rodeo in Woodward, Oklahoma, has moved from No. 4 to No. 1 in the Prairie Circuit standings.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Taylor MunsellAlva, OK$14,279
2Christi BraudrickCaddo, OK$7,806
3Sierra HeinertWeatherford, OK$7,561
4Beau PetersonCouncil Grove, KS$7,016
5Cheyanne GuilloryKingston, OK$6,086
Courtesy WPRA

Southeastern Circuit

Laramie Johnson hammered out a healthy lead when she won $7,474 in the last month. The Southeastern Circuit is now in their second season of including breakaway on their roster.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Laramie JohnsonShreveport, LA$11,449
2Makayla MackChristmas, FL$8,823
3Bethany StallonsEmelle, AL$7,817
4Ashley HendersonUriah, AL$2,985
5Kayley KennemerAnderson, AL$2,691
Courtesy WPRA

Texas Circuit

Look to Texas to see a tough roping match at work. The current ProRodeo world standings leaders—No. 1 Hali Williams and No. 2 Martha Angelone—are duking it out for the top spot. Hot on their heels, though, is Bradi Good, who earned nearly $10,000 in the last month.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Hali WilliamsComanche, TX$17,056
2Martha AngeloneStephenville, TX$17,030
3Bradi GoodAbilene, TX$16,482
4Taylor HancheyCarmine, TX$13,491
5Jordan Jo HollabaughSpringtown, TX$12,655
Courtesy WPRA

Turquoise Circuit

Hailey Schafer is still the Turquoise Circuit’s No. 1 roper as the season advances. Resistol Rookie contender and 2023 CNFR competitor Kenzie Kelton is putting the pressure on, though, trailing Schafer by $313.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Hailey SchaferSan Tan Valley, AZ$3,839
2Kenzie KeltonMayer, AZ$3,526
3Leigh Ann ScribnerEdgewood, NM$3,092
4Kassidy DennisonTohatchi, NM$2,481
5Jill TannerMonument, NM$2,400
Courtesy WPRA

Wilderness Circuit

Shelby Pulham has come from outside of the top five to claim the No. 1 position in the Wilderness Circuit, ousting former leader Erika Frost by just $27.

RankAthleteHometownMoney Won
1Shelby PulhamNephi, UT$2,198
2Erika FrostRandlett, UT$2,171
3Tina HunterNeola, UT$1,790
4Makayla BootsSt Anthony, ID$1,579
5Jacelyn FrostRandlett, UT$1,439
Courtesy WPRA

The Breakaway Roping Journal is your source for ProRodeo breakaway coverage all year long, including WPRA Top 15 updates, breakaway circuit information and excitement from the Resistol Rookie breakaway race. Stay tuned for exclusive interviews and expert analysis as the season unfolds.

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