A short round and aggregate win in Reno moves Martha Angelone within striking distance of No. 1 in the world standings.

Martha Angelone has gone to the pay window on an impressive five horses in 2022, and she just added the Reno Rodeo to her win sheet in on her newest mount. In Reno’s second year hosting a breakaway roping event, Angelone’s aggregate time of 8.2 seconds on three head earned her $3,189, and she picked up checks in the second and short rounds to bring her earnings to $6,080 for the event. 

Angelone’s weapon of choice for the Reno setup was a 12-year-old gelding named Spots Lil Legend. “Legend,” is owned by Tanner Green, something he shares in common with “Jesse,” the gelding on whom Angelone won nearly $70,000 at the Women’s Rodeo World Championship in May of 2022. 

“He’s probably the fastest horse I’ve ridden,” Angelone said of Legend. “You’re never going to get outran on him—it’s pretty cool. Like, in the short round at Reno, I had a calf they hadn’t been quicker than 2.9 on, but Legend got me there and made it easy for me to be 2.7.” 

Reno Rodeo Win Helps Martha Angelone March To No. 2 In World Standings
“Legend,” is the 12-year-old gelding Angelone rode to victory at Reno Rodeo.

With her win in Reno, Angelone now sits No. 2 in the WPRA world standings. Her $47,206.73 is narrowing the gap between her and world standings leader Erin Johnson, who has $50,249.66 in earnings. 

For now, Angelone is looking ahead to the Cowboy Christmas run. She’s got four different horses in various locations—Legend and Jesse on the trailer; Simba, her NFBR-qualifying mount at Gilbert’s home; and her main jackpot stick, Chick.

Her win in Reno was the perfect boost of confidence before the exciting week. 

Martha Angelone sealed her win at Reno with this winning 2.7-second run in the short round.

“I’m pumped,” Angelone said. “The next week can change a lot of stuff. I’m excited for the next month, honestly. Cowboy Christmas, the NFR Open, Salt Lake (WCRA)—there’s a lot of cool stuff coming up. Last year, I struggled during this time, and I want to turn it around this year. I feel a whole lot better going into it.” 

Angelone is traveling for the summer with 2021 World Champion Sawyer Gilbert, and it has already been an adventure for the two ladies.  

“We lost a bearing cap on the trailer and Sawyer decided to make one with a Bang (energy drink) can and plastic wrap. She just taped it on there,” Angelone said, laughing. “Oh, and she hit a trash can. Other than that, things are going pretty smooth out here.” 

Follow along as Angelone, Gilbert and the rest of the ladies hit the ProRodeo trail with The Breakaway Roping Journal thanks to our friends at Cactus Ropes

WPRA Rodeo Breakaway Results, June 20-26

Sundre, Alberta, June 24–26

1. Kendal Pierson, 2.10-second run, worth $3,275

2. Caitlyn Wiswell, 2.13-second run, worth $2,848

3. Mikenna Schauer, 2.38-second run, worth $2,421

4. Bobbi Henderson, 2.47-second run, worth $1,994

5. Bradi Whiteside, 2.57-second run, worth $1,567

6. Natalie Atwood, 2.58-second run, worth $1,139

7. Jade Kenney, 2.60-second run, worth $712

8. Lakota Bird, 2.65-second run, worth $285

Santa Ynez, California, June 25-26

1. McKenna Hickson, 2.5-second run, worth $2,349

2. (tie) Amanda Coleman, 2.9-second run, worth $1,846

3. (tie) Rylee A George, 2.9-second run, worth $1,846

4. (tie) Kelsey Cadwell, 3.0-second run, worth $1,286

5. (tie) Allie Hoskins, 3.0-second run, worth $1,286

6. Cathy Cagliari, 3.1-second run, worth $895

7. (tie) Sissy Barnes, 3.3-second run, worth $559

8. (tie) Fallon Ruffoni, 3.3-second run, worth $559

9. Sutton Mang, 3.4, $336-second run, worth

10. (tie) Lari Dee Guy, 3.5-second run, worth $112

11. (tie) Liz Hirdes, 3.5-second run, worth $112

Augusta, Montana, June 26

1. Molly Salmond, 3.2-second run, worth $1,145

2. (tie) Mandy Keaster, 3.5-second run, worth $849

3. (tie) Drew Zipperian, 3.5-second run, worth $849

4. Mandi Holland, 3.8-second run, worth $553

5. Leanne Johnson, 4.4-second run, worth $355

6. Tiffany Ogren, 5.0-second run, worth $197

Reno, Nevada, June 17-25

First round

1. Josie Conner, 2.4-second run, worth $2,126

2. Danielle Lowman, 2.6-second run, worth $1,849

3. (tie) Zoie Bedke, 2.7-second run, worth

4. (tie) TiAda Gray, 2.7-second run, worth

5. (tie) Taylor Munsell, 2.7-second run, worth

6. (tie) Sammy Taylor, 2.7-second run, worth $1,155

7. Hope Thompson, 2.8-second run, worth $462

8. Jackie Crawford, 2.9-second run, worth $185

Second round

1. Sawyer Gilbert, 2.4-second run, worth $2,126

2. Martha Angelone, 2.5-second run, worth $1,849

3. (tie) Taylor Hanchey, 2.6-second run, worth $1,433

4. (tie) Mattie Turner, 2.6-second run, worth $1,433

5. (tie) Taylor Munsell, 2.7-second run, worth $739

6. (tie) Oaklie Sanders, 2.7-second run, worth $739

7. (tie) Tacy Webb, 2.7-second run, worth $739

8. (tie) Emma Charleston, 2.8-second run, worth $37

9. (tie) Josie Conner, 2.8-second run, worth $37

10. (tie) Lari Dee Guy, 2.8-second run, worth $37

11. (tie) Danielle Lowman, 2.8-second run, worth $37

12. (tie) Suzanne Williams, 2.8-second run, worth $37

Finals

1. Martha Angelone, 2.7-second run, worth $1,042

2. Lari Dee Guy, 2.9-second run, worth $863

3. Danielle Lowman, 3.1-second run, worth $683

4. Taylor Hanchey, 3.2-second run, worth $503

5. Shelby Boisjoli, 6.1-second run, worth $324

6. Sawyer Gilbert, 12.3-second run, worth $180

Average

1. Martha Angelone, 8.2 seconds on three head, worth $3,189

2. Danielle Lowman, 8.5 seconds on three head,  $2,773

3. (tie) Taylor Hanchey, 8.8 seconds on three head, $2,149

4. (tie) Lari Dee Guy, 8.8 seconds on three head, $2,149

5. Shelby Boisjoli, 12.6 seconds on three head, $1,525

6. Sawyer Gilbert, 18.9 seconds on three head, $1,109

7. Josie Conner, 5.2 on two head, worth $693

8. Taylor Munsell, 5.4 on two head, worth $277

Prineville, Oregon, June 23-25

1. Kimmer Severance, 2.4-second run, worth $4,456

2. (tie) Kaitlyn Harwell, 2.7-second run, worth $3,230

3. (tie) Kimberly Williams, 2.7-second run, worth $3,230

4. (tie) Amanda Coleman, 2.8-second run, worth $2,005

5. (tie) Samantha Fulton, 2.8-second run, worth $2,005

6. J J Hampton, 3.0-second run, worth $1,337

7. (tie) Shelby McDonald-second run, worth $1,003

8. (tie) Suzanne Williams-second run, worth $1,003

9. (tie) Tara Young, 3.1-second run, worth $1,003

10. Sammy Taylor, 3.2-second run, worth $780

11. (tie) Kayde Jo Akins, 3.4-second run, worth

12. (tie) Shelby Boisjoli, 3.4-second run, worth

13. (tie) Lari Dee Guy, 3.4-second run, worth

14. (tie) Lynn Rodriguez, 3.4-second run, worth

15. (tie) Miranda Streeter, 3.4-second run, worth $446

Pecos, Texas, June 22-25

1. Taylor Hanchey, 3.2 seconds, $2,177

2. (tie) Bailey Bates, 3.4-second run, worth $1,751

3. (tie) Kayelen Helton, 3.4-second run, worth $1,751

4. Rylea Fabrizio, 3.6-second run, worth $1,325

5. (tie) Taylor Munsell, 3.7-second run, worth $757

6. Lynn Smith, 3.7-second run, worth $757

7. Jill Tanner, 3.7-second run, worth $757

8. (tie) Martha Angelone, 3.8-second run, worth $32

9. Samantha Fulton, 3.8-second run, worth $32

10. Ashley Goforth, 3.8-second run, worth $32

11. Abby Medlin, 3.8-second run, worth $32

12. Josey Murphy, 3.8-second run, worth $32

13. Bethanie Shofner, 3.8-second run, worth $32

Second round

1. Makayla Mack, 2.7-second run, worth $2,177

2. Hannah Lee, 3.3-second run, worth $1,893

3. Bryana Lehrmann, 3.4-second run, worth $1,609

4. (tie) Amber Crawford, 3.5-second run, worth $1,183

5. (tie) Abby Medlin, 3.5-second run, worth $1,183

6. (tie) Christi Braudrick, 3.6-second run, worth $473

7. (tie) Jordi Edens, 3.6-second run, worth $473

8. (tie) Whitley Whitewood, 3.6-second run, worth $473

Average

1. Abby Medlin, 7.3 seconds on two head, worth $3,266

2. Taylor Munsell, 7.5 seconds on two head, worth $2,840

3. Whitley Whitewood, 7.6 seconds on two head, worth $2,414

4. (tie) Bethanie Shofner, 7.7 seconds on two head, worth $1,775

5. (tie) Chelsea Putnam, 7.7 seconds on two head, worth $1,775

6. Rylea Fabrizio, 7.8 seconds on two head, worth $1,136

7. Bryana Lehrmann, 8.2 seconds on two head, worth $710

8. (tie) Samantha Fulton, 8.3 seconds on two head, worth $142

9. (tie) Jordi Edens, 8.3 seconds on two head, worth $142

Ponca, Nebraska, June 24-25

1. Addie Weil, 2.1-second run, worth $1,402

2. Hannah Hughes, 2.3-second run, worth $1,201

3. Lindsey Hughes, 2.7-second run, worth $1,001

4. (tie) Syerra Christensen, 2.8-second run, worth $768

5. (tie) Codi Sebastian, 2.8-second run, worth $768

6. Rickie Engesser, 3.0-second run, worth $534

7. (tie) Katie Bell, 3.2-second run, worth $334

8. (tie) Lauren Conkwright, 3.2-second run, worth $334

9. (tie) Misti Brown, 3.3-second run, worth $167

10. (tie) Sydney Graff, 3.3-second run, worth $167

Meridian, Idaho, June 24-25

1. (tie) Josey Murphy, 2.3-second run, worth $1,435

2. Shelli Scrivner, 2.3-second run, worth $1,435

3. (tie) Lynn Rodriguez , 2.6-second run, worth $93

4. (tie) Kimmer Severance, 2.6-second run, worth $93

5. (tie) Brittany Truman, 2.6-second run, worth $93

6. (tie) Coti Fuller, 2.7-second run, worth $200

7. (tie) Josie Goodrich, 2.7-second run, worth $200

8. (tie) Addy Hill, 2.7-second run, worth $200

9. (tie) Shelby Logan, 2.7-second run, worth $200

10. (tie) Lexi Simper, 2.7-second run, worth $200

Thermopolis, Wyoming, June 24-25

1. Lynn Smith, 3.1-second run, worth $1,474

2. Alicia Bird, 3.3-second run, worth $1,282

3. Anna Callaway, 3.4-second run, worth $1,090

4. (tie) Peggy Garman, 3.5-second run, worth $801

5. (tie) Teka Larson, 3.5-second run, worth $801

6. Tiffany Schieck, 4.2-second run, worth $513

7. (tie) Sammy Jo Bird, 4.5-second run, worth $224

8. Lauren Hopkins, 4.5-second run, worth $224

Newport, Washington, June 24-25

  1. Josie Reno, 2.8-second run, worth $1,348 

2. Britni Carlson, 2.8-second run, worth $1,348

3. Josie Goodrich, 3.1-second run, worth $1,066

4. Kimberly Sanford, 3.7-second run, worth $875

5. Montana Brown, 3.9-second run, worth $690

6. Annie Minor, 4.5-second run, worth $502

7. Hailey Davis, 4.6-second run, worth $313

8. Kelsey Nonella, 4.7-second run, worth $125

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 22-25

1. Jill Tanner, 2.3-second run, worth $1,717

2. (tie) Bradi Good, 2.6-second run, worth $1,273

3. (tie) Aspen Miller, 2.6-second run, worth $1,273

4. Kenzie Kelton, 2.7-second run, worth $829

5. Faith Holyan, 2.8-second run, worth $533

6. Amber Crawford, 2.9-second run, worth $296

Hardin, Montana, June 24-25

1. Kacie Jo Wiersma, 2.7-second run, worth $1,244

2. Megan Small, 2.8-second run, worth $1,066

3. Kaycee Sherrard, 3.5-second run, worth $888

4. (tie) Charity Hoar and Celie Salmond, 3.6-second run, worth $681

6. Bailey Benson, 3.7-second run, worth $474

7. (tie) Jacey Fortier and Tiffany Ogren, 4.0-second run, worth $296

9. (tie) Alicia Bird, 4.2-second run, worth $99

10. (tie) Brittany Martin, 4.2-second run, worth $99

11. (tie) Mandy Newman, 4.2-second run, worth $99

Alamosa, Colorado, June 24-25

1. Tamara Tunink, 2.5-second run, worth $1,581

2. Kaylee Billingsley, 2.8-second run, worth $1,308

3. Bailey Bates, 3.3-second run, worth $1,036

4. Bethanie Shofner, 3.8-second run, worth $763

5. Teresa Garcia, 4.1-second run, worth $491

6. Linsay Rosser Sumpter, 4.4-second run, worth $273

Mesquite, Texas, June 25

1. Cricket Calcote, 2.3-second run, worth $649

2. Alex Loiselle, 2.5-second run, worth $564

3. Jordan Jo Hollabaugh, 2.8-second run, worth $479

4. Hannah Lee, 3.3-second run, worth $395

5. Kamie Landolfi, 3.8-second run, worth $310

6. Taylor Cuccurullo, 11.8-second run, worth $226

7. Sophie Dunn, 12.3-second run, worth $141

no other qualified runs

Davie, Florida, June 25

 1. Della Bird, 2.6-second run, worth $519

2. Lacey Nail, 2.7-second run, worth $389

3. Taylor A Smith, 2.8-second run, worth $259

4. Blythe Odom, 3.8-second run, worth $130

Woodstown, New Jersey, June 25

1. Kelly Jo Stein, 3.5-second run, worth $639

2. Aimee Getgen, 3.6-second run, worth $479

3. Tara Gale, 3.9-second run, worth $320

4. Jayme Myers, 4.6-second run, worth $160

Kadoka, South Dakota, June 23-24

1. Cheyenne Blackmore, 2.6-second run, worth $2,119

2. (tie) Katie Dent, 3.0-second run, worth $1,704

3. (tie) Shannah Peterson, 3.0-second run, worth $1,704

4. (tie) Lacey Hewitt, 3.2-second run, worth $1,152

5. (tie) Emilee Pauley, 3.2-second run, worth $1,152

6. Dylan Lemmon, 3.3-second run, worth $737

7. Charity Hoar, 3.4-second run, worth $461

8. Darcy Good, 3.5-second run, worth $184


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