by Max Foster
roundup staff reporter
If Stephenville, Texas cowboy Cody Ohl opts to participate in the upcoming Payson Rodeo, he'll enter as the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association's leading money winner.
As of July 29, Ohl had racked up $118,478 in rodeo prize money to best runner-up Trevor Brazile's $112,671.
Rodeo Boss Bill Armstrong is not sure yet which cowboys will be on hand for the 117th August Doin's Aug. 17, 18 and 19, but the event annually attracts some of the biggest names in the sport.
In past years, PRCA veteran Ty Murray a seven-time PRCA All-Around Champion has participated at the Payson rodeo.
Also, calf roper Fred Whitfield, the 1999 World Champion, has traveled to Payson from his Hockley, Texas home. Whitfield currently stands seventh in the run for the all-around title with $77,284.
Other topnotch cowboys local fans might expect to see are bareback star Kelly Wardell and team roping header Tee Woolman.
This year, the rodeo will feature four performances. The first is slated for 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday, rodeos will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.