BRC News Update: 41.6 Percent in Alix

 

 

Bull Riders Canada Inc. Press Release

27 May 2017

Media Contact: BRC – secretary@bullriderscanada.ca

For Immediate Release

 

 

 

The bull riders came to ride at the Alix Icebreaker Rough Stock event hosted by the Meston family with support from the Alix Icebreaker committee on Friday, May 26th.

There were plenty of spectators in attendance and they were entertained with an open bareback event, open saddle bronc event and a sanctioned Bull Riders Canada bull riding event.

The horses were perfect as they provided the cowboys plenty of chances to be spurred in both events. Cody Meston should be congratulated for his stock selections in the bull riding event as the bulls were even and provided the cowboys opportunities to showcase their talents while giving the fans a show.

The BRC cowboys rode 41.6 percent of their bulls in the 12-man performance, with Griffin Smeltzer, Claresholm, AB emerging as the winner with a solid 82 point score on Meston Rodeo 93 Mafia Lullaby.

Thank you to Tania Smeltzer for submitting the video of Griffin's ride:

 

For his efforts, Smeltzer took home 200 points as well as four dollars shy of one thousand. Smeltzer stayed at number two in the BRC National Standings but is only 20-points behind current number one; Marcos Gloria from Brazil.

The bull riders loved the bulls because they provided a platform to showcase their talents; spur to win and gain some confidence that their weekly training regime is working. The fans loved the bulls because they got to see some buck-offs and some rides! Most important of all...there will be another event supported even more from the community next year!

THAT is what this whole thing is about - another event next year!

Another event next year ensures that stock contractors have a place to buck their bulls and cowboys have another opportunity to get better by riding bulls...the vision statement of Bull Riders Canada.

Things are staring to get busy on the BRC Schedule as entries for the first Central Canada Tour stop (Meadow Lake, SK) are taking place along with the first of-a-few events at the famous Girletz Rodeo Ranch in Balzac, AB.

Bull Riders Canada is currently experiencing tens-of-thousands of guests to it’s website and social media outlets each month. With the introduction to US events coming up, the launch of a Central Canada Tour to compliment the Eastern Tour and fantastic events such as the Cochrane Classic getting on board, there is plenty of exciting news to stay current on.

Combine these facts with a fantastic social media campaign and a network of media outlets running BRC stories there are two very real opportunities for companies to increase their brand awareness, grow sales, hire staff or promote a new product or service.

Bull Riders Canada is going to open up the BRC National Standings as well as the BRC Schedule to two organizations for naming rights. For a modest and fair marketing value price, Bull Riders Canada will ensure that your organization is featured as the naming partner of these two very powerful and high traffic domains. Any interested parties are invited to contact the BRC Office to be directed to the National Marketing Manager. BRCs National Marketing Manager can validate the growth of BRC and work with your organization to ensure that your demographics are reached and your marketing dollars are put to fantastic use while supporting the sport of bull riding in your country.

See you all down the trail.

Visit Bull Riders Canada website for complete Event Results and to view the current BRC Standings.

Heart to Heart Pays Off For Wilson and Ullery

Clay Ullery (Header) & Riley Wilson (Heeler), 2016 CFR.  Photo by Mike Copeman 

Courtesy CPRA

Courtesy CPRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Airdrie, ALTA – May 24, 2017

It was a three hour ride that just might have turned a season around for team ropers Clay Ullery and Riley Wilson.

The pair were on their way from Redding, California to the rodeo in Hayword. “It was ‘gut check’ time,” Wilson admitted. “We spent that whole time just talking about ways to tweak our runs, not drastic changes, just ways to be more consistent. It felt like we were always four or five tenths too long. We’d be 5.9 for last hole or just out of the money when 5.4 or 5.5 would have won second or third.”

The strategy session paid instant dividends as Ullery and Wilson were 4.8 to split 2/3 at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward, then followed that with a 3.9 second run to win the team roping at the recently completed 99th annual Falkland Stampede earning $1199 each. “That was our fastest pro run together though we’ve been quicker at a couple of other places,” the veteran Cardston heeler noted. For Wilson and his 24 year old header, the turnaround comes at a perfect time.

“Both of us have our sights set on getting back to the CFR and making it to Las Vegas (WNFR) as well,” he added. “The great thing about what happened last year (the world team roping title captured by Canadians Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler coupled with the success of Kolton Schmidt) is that the impossible isn’t impossible anymore. Not a lot of people thought those guys could win the world but they did and that just raises the bar a little higher. Who’s to say we can’t do it twice in a row?”

The second generation roper is no stranger to success on either side of the 49th parallel. Last year’s Canadian Finals Rodeo appearance marked his 12th time to Edmonton, and last fall, he captured the USTRC #15 title in Oklahoma City, a (first time for a Canadian) win that netted him a cool $50,000. “That money bought me a trailer and some Corriente cattle… and really helped set up my year.”

The three-time CPRA season leader credits two things with the success he’s been enjoying of late. One was the life-changing decision in the fall of 2015 to quit drinking. “Everything about my life is better since then… including my roping." The second positive factor is his partner since just after Ponoka last year. That’s when Wilson and Ullery re-united.

“Clay is just a great kid. He has a tremendous attitude, loves to joke around and there is nobody who works harder at this than he does. He knows, just like I do, that there are so many guys out there with the same amount of talent and that to win consistently, it comes down to who is toughest mentally.” The Two Hills, Alberta header rides Peggy Sue - the 2016 Heading Horse of the Year (first mare to receive that award). “Clay’s had a few offers of big dollars for his mare but he knows that selling her might be the end of the dream.”

Wilson and Ullery are planning to make the miles for the balance of the season. “A lot of weeks, we’ll be roping on both sides of the border but we’re both willing to do whatever it takes.” Wilson stated. And both men are confident that their California team meeting will continue to harvest big rewards.

Other Falkland Stampede winners included Regina, Saskatchewan’s Ty Taypotat who made a successful return to the arena after an injury-plagued 2016; he was 86 points on Northcott-Macza’s bareback horse Call Me Kindra for $1246. Former all-around champion, Travis Reay (Mayerthorpe, AB), won the steer wrestling with a 4.0 second run for $1751 while the tie-down roping win went to veteran Alwin Bouchard who roped in 7.8 seconds to pocket $1730. Meeting Creek, AB’s Layton Green marked 83.5 points on Northcott-Macza’s Black Mamba to win the saddle bronc event and Rexburg, Idaho bull rider, Garrett Smith, earned top money aboard Northcott-Macza’s Spitt N Image with an 85.5 ($1379). The barrel racing title stayed in BC with Shalayne Lewis from Vernon running a 16.499 for a $1485 payday. Kolby Wanchuk picked up the novice saddle bronc win (78 points, $365); Mason Hilmeczi earned top honours in the novice bareback event (70.5 points, $256) and Quade Hughson rode his steer for 69 points to win the steer riding and $301.

After a week off, CPRA contestants will keep busy with four events scheduled for the first weekend in June: Wildwood Bronc Bustin’, Leduc Black Gold Rodeo, Grande Prairie Stompede and Hand Hills Lake Stampede.

For complete Falkland results and CPRA rodeo schedule, go to rodeocanada.com

The non-sanctioned Invitational Cloverdale Rodeo was staged on the long weekend as well with Canadians taking home three of four titles. The unstopable Scott Schiffner added yet another laurel to his already impressive list winning the Cloverdale title and $54,000. Taypotat topped the Cloverdale bareback field to add another $22,000 plus to his weekend haul while barrel racer, Kirsty White, teamed up with her tremendous mare, Racey, for the $24,000 win. In the saddle bronc riding, Cort Scheer of Elsmere, Nebraska enjoyed a $22,000 payday. 

Unfortunately, the news was not as good for 2012 Canadian Champion saddle bronc rider, Luke Butterfield, who suffered a broken leg while competing at Cloverdale.

BRC Announces Central Tour

 

Bull Riders Canada Inc. Press Release

24 May 2017

Media Contact: BRC – secretary@bullriderscanada.ca

For Immediate Release

 

 

 

Bull Riders Canada is pleased to announce the BRC Central Tour which includes Season V events taking place in the provinces of both Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

 

The BRC Central Tour will kick off next month with the first event on June 8th in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

"This tour is very simple, and was developed based on a desire and input from our Bull Riders, committees and our Fans. This is the next step BRC is taking in continuing to grow the sport of Bull Riding at both a national and provincial level." Explains BRC Manitoba Director, Ben Kinkead.

The BRC Central Tour will include all events in both provinces and with this being the pilot year, there will be no cost to the committees with Events involved. 

Bull Riders will be required to enter and attend all BRC Central Tour stops to remain in good standing with the Tour. A maximum of 2 events missed (medical or drawn out) will be allowed.  

Contestants will earn points for the Tour based on the event results. The Tour Champion will receive points equal to an event win at year end, which will count towards the BRC National Standings for the Finals. The Champion will also receive a trophy jacket sponsored by Wrangler and Crossfire Bullriding Promotions. Trophy hardware will be awarded to second and third place.

2017 BRC Central Tour stops include:

June 8th - Meadow Lake, SK - Stop #1

July 1st - Bengough, SK - Stop #2

August 4th - Midale, SK - Stop #3

August 10th - Gladstone, MB - Stop #4

August 17th - Grunthal, MB - Stop #5

August 19th - Edam, SK - Stop #6

October 7th - Spiritwood, SK - Stop #7

October 14th - Eriksdale, MB - Stop #8

Good luck to all the Bull Riders who will be taking part in the Tour!

BRC News Update: Robbins Keeps Rolling In Edson

Photo of Coy Robbins Courtesy of Lewis Images

Bull Riders Canada Inc. Press Release

23 May 2017

Media Contact: BRC – secretary@bullriderscanada.ca

For Immediate Release

 

The Edson Bull Riders Canada event should be congratulated on their marketing abilities, arena production and attendance...the place was packed and the crowd was fantastic!

The Edson event also included a freestyle bullfight which pitted athletic men against very athletic bovines in a timed production where the bullfighter has to get as close to the bull as possible while showing off his quick feet and agility. Hats off to Travis James for incorporating that into the production to create another level of entertainment for the throngs in attendance.

Coy Robbins, Bawlf, AB continued his hot streak by winning the long round with a solid 84.5 points on Skori Bucking Bulls L4 Trippin Out.

As a result of no rides in the short round, Robbins picked up over $2700.00 cash and a valuable 300 points which moved the Bawlf rider from tenth to fifth pace in the Bull Riders Canada National Standings.

Coy was very thankful to the committee for hosting the Bull Riding, saying "...I would like to send a huge thank you to Travis James for putting on such a great event and doing everything possible to make it a go! Us as bull riders really appreciate what he has done for the Edson Bull A Rama!!"

This was the second win in the last three weeks for the young talent who understands that bull riding takes a lot of preparation throughout the week in order to have consistent success each weekend.

Next up on the Bull Riders Canada schedule will be Alix, AB this coming Friday, May 26th, where bull riding action will be along-side bareback and saddle bronc riding at the inaugural roughstock event.

Bull Riders Canada has now crossed over the 70-event mark for the season! One of the latest events is the Cochrane event in August which will feature $7000.00 in added money with a two-head format where the top four riders (total on two head) will be featured in a $1000.00 winner-take-all bonus round. Be sure to check the latest schedule for this and other spectacular events this season.

 

See you down the trail...

 

Visit Bull Riders Canada website for complete Event Results and to view the current BRC Standings.

Redding Rodeo News Roundup

Courtesy (ProRodeo.com)

Courtesy (ProRodeo.com)

Proctor captures WCC Redding victory

 

REDDING, Calif. – Experience paid dividends for bull rider Shane Proctor Saturday night.

The 2011 world champion had all his talents on display – mainly his ability to recover – en route to an 87-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo's O Zone to win the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at the Redding Rodeo Grounds.

“That was a great little bull of Mike Corey’s and on that third jump he got me to the outside really bad, but on the next jump he really hung in the air and it gave me a chance to get back to the center, and after that he was just awesome,” said Proctor, a five-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER (2011-13, 2015-16).

Proctor drew a bull that has been taking riders to the pay window this season. Derek Kolbaba split the win at the Redding Rodeo, which ended Friday night, with his 87.5-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo's O Zone.

Proctor had never been on O Zone and he acknowledged he thought he let a great opportunity slip through his hands about three seconds into his ride.

“I was thinking, 'Damn, I messed this bull up,'” Proctor said. “I was mad at myself. But luckily I took the fight to him and fought back to the center and it was good from there.”

Proctor earned $4,756 for his performance before the cheers of the 6,200 fans in the stands, and he hopes this will kick-start his season. The Grand Coulee, Wash., native wasn’t in the top 50 in the May 15 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“This is a big-time boost of confidence,” said Proctor, 32. “I was real excited to have this bull (Saturday night). It was kind of getting frustrating this season and this is good for me as I start to go into the summer run. Every good streak starts with one (ride), and this is it.”

Proctor knows what’s like to make up ground in the world standings. A year ago, he made a late-season charge to qualify for the WNFR in the No. 15 spot. Once in Vegas, Proctor got on a heater and won the WNFR average title after earning $192,064. He finished third in the world.

“The plan is to get back to Vegas,” Proctor said. “When the summer starts, I just try to make up all the ground I can. I know I’ve done it before and I know I can do it again. Sometimes I just need to remember bull riding is fun and I just need to go out at it like that. That’s what’s fun about going to rodeos and these Champions Challenges - it's a fun atmosphere. I’m a cowboy and I love what I do.”

Other winners at the $92.800 rodeo were bareback rider R.C. Landingham (87 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Adalida), steer wrestler Matt Reeves (4.1 seconds), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (3.4 seconds), saddle bronc rider Jake Watson (87 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Rubels), tie-down ropers Marcos Costa and Cade Swor (8.2 seconds each) and barrel racer Tiany Schuster (17.15 seconds).

Driggers and Nogueira’s time is a new record for the WCC and the fastest team roping time so far in 2017. 


Redding Rodeo Champion Challange

 

Redding, Calif., May 20

 

 

Bareback riding: 1. R.C. Landingham, 87 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Adalida, $3,944; 2. (tie) Jake Brown and Tim O'Connell, 85.5, $2,610 each; 4. Bill Tutor, 83.5, $1,508; 5. Tanner Aus, 82.5, $928. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Matt Reeves, 4.1 seconds, $3,944; 2. Baylor Roche, 4.4, $3,016; 3. Dakota Eldridge, 5.7, $2,204; 4. (tie) J.D. Struxness and Olin Hannum, 6.0, $1,218 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 3.4 seconds, $3,944 each; 2. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.1, $3,016; 3. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.2, $2,204; 4. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.4, $1,508; 5. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 4.7, $928. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jake Watson, 87 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Rubels, $3,944; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 83, $3,016; 3. (tie) Hardy Braden and Ryder Wright, 82.5, $1,856 each; 5. (tie) Audy Reed and Jesse Wright, 82, $464 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Marcos Costa and Cade Swor, 8.2 seconds, $3,480 each; 3. Shane Hanchey, 8.5, $2,204; 4. Marty Yates, 8.9, $1,508; 5. Caleb Smidt, 9.4, $928. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tiany Schuster, 17.15 seconds, $3,944; 2. Ivy Conrado, 17.23, $3,016; 3. Stevi Hillman, 17.30, $2,204; 4. Kimmie Wall, 17.37, $1,508; 5. (tie) Jackie Ganter and Nellie Miller, 17.57, $464 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Shane Proctor, 87 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's O zone, $4,756; 2. Jordan Spears, 85.5, $3,828; 3. Roscoe Jarboe, 80, $3,016; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $92,800. Stock contractors: Bridwell Pro Rodeos, Corey & Lange Rodeo, Four Star Rodeo and Big Stone Rodeo.

For more coverage of the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at Redding, check out the June 9 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

Pratt wins Redding and leads Killeen



Tie-down roper Jake Pratt was two-for-two on Friday, winning the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and splitting for the lead at Rodeo Killeen (Texas)

Pratt was the first up for slack at Redding and nailed 16.5 on two – and before the dust settled in California and his win was solidified, he had already tied for the lead at Killeen with Reese Riemer at 8.9 seconds. 

“That 6 a.m. flight wasn’t any fun,” Pratt said with a laugh. “People always ask what’s in my rope can.” 

On Wednesday, the 29-year-old cowboy burst into the Redding arena on a borrowed horse named Irish, owned by Oregon cowboy Roger Nonella, and placed second in the first round with an 8.0. He went on to split the win in Round 2 with Shane Hanchey, clocking in at 8.5 seconds, which placed him 1.5 seconds ahead in the average. 

“That horse was pretty dang awesome and a lot of that success is due to that horse,” Pratt said. “Those calves at Redding went to Red Bluff and Clovis (Calif.) and everyone knew them. I knew the one I had in the first round was good at the other rodeos – I just flew in there and rode.” 

Prior to this win at Redding, Pratt wasn’t even in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 50. Now the $5,659 he won at Redding should give him a healthy boost in the world standings for a shot at qualifying for what would be his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. 

“It’s been a slow year so far, but man, if I stay where I’m at it, it would be a big boost for the summertime – just got to continue and keep winning and hopefully I’ll be in Vegas in December,” Pratt said. “I went to the winter rodeos and had a slow start, but this last month has been pretty good, so we’ll keep doing that the rest of the year.”

Pratt placed at some previous rodeos in California and credits his turning point this season to his new 10-year-old sorrel gelding American Quarter Horse that he got from Colorado cowboy Scotty Shelton.

“I got him in February and things started coming together,” Pratt said. “For me, he scores really good and he can run – so that helps a lot, those are his two best qualities.” 

Pratt has been competing in ProRodeo since late 2008 and his best year was in 2014 when he ranked No. 17 in the world standings. Now, he’s on track to possibly top his personal best.

“I’ll continue what I’ve been doing and take advantage when they draw good calves,” Pratt said. 

He already has his eyes set on Sisters, Ore., and Reno, Nev., in June.

Other winners in Redding were all-around cowboy Chant DeForest ($6,447 in tie-down roping and team roping), bareback rider Ty Breuer (84.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Gone Fishing), steer wrestler Sterling Lambert (9.1 seconds on two head), team ropers Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein (9.7 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (85.5 points), barrel racer Lake Mehalic (17.21 seconds), and bull riders Derek Kolbaba (87.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo's O Zone), Sage Kimzey (87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Clean-n-sober), and Brady Portenier (87.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Cold Chill). 


Redding Rodeo

 

Redding, Calif., May 17-19

 

All-around cowboy: Chant DeForest, $6,447, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Ty Breuer, 84.5 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Gone Fishing, $5,231; 2. Clayton Biglow, 84, $4,011; 3. Tim O'Connell, 83, $2,964; 4. Casey Breuer, 82, $1,918; 5. Buck Lunak, 81.5, $1,221; 6. R.C. Landingham, 81, $872; 7. (tie) Kash Wilson, J.R. Vezain and Orin Larsen, 80.5, $407 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Scott Guenthner, 3.9 seconds, $1,869; 2. Sterling Lambert, 4.2, $1,547; 3. Matt Reeves, 4.4, $1,225; 4. Blaine Jones, 4.6, $902; 5. Ty Erickson, 4.7, $580; 6. Jesse Brown, 4.8, $322. Second round: 1. John Franzen, 4.2 seconds, $1,869; 2. Baylor Roche, 4.3, $1,547; 3. (tie) Curtis Cassidy and Tanner Milan, 4.5, $1,064 each; 5. (tie) Ty Erickson and Dakota Eldridge, 4.8, $451 each. Average: 1. Sterling Lambert, 9.1 seconds on two head, $2,804; 2. (tie) Tanner Milan and Ty Erickson, 9.5, $2,079 each; 4. Scott Guenthner, 9.7, $1,354; 5. Dakota Eldridge, 9.8, $870; 6. Blaine Jones, 9.9, $483. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 4.9 seconds, $1,913 each; 2. Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein, 5.0, $1,664; 3. (tie) Aaron Macy/Evan Arnold, Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler and Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 5.3, $1,040 each; 7. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 5.4, $416; 8. Tom Richards/Ryan Motes, 5.5, $166. Second round: 1. Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein, 4.7 seconds, $1,913 each; 2. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.8, $1,664; 3. (tie) Blake Hirdes/John Chaves, Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 5.0, $1,165 each; 6. (tie) Jesse Townsend/Zachary Schweigert and Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard, 5.2, $541 each; 8. (tie) Shay Carroll/Todd Hampton and Garrett Tonozzi/Wyatt Cox, 5.3, $83 each. Average: 1. Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein, 9.7 seconds on two head, $2,870 each; 2. Garrett Rogers/Jake Minor, 9.9, $2,496; 3. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 10.9, $2,121; 4. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 11.2, $1,747; 5. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 11.3, $1,373; 6. Shay Carroll/Todd Hampton, 11.7, $998; 7. (tie) Tom Richards/Ryan Motes and Dan Williams Jr./Caleb Twisselman, 12.0, $437 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Zeke Thurston, 85.5 points on Four Star Rodeo's Starbucks, $4,230; 2. Cort Scheer, 84, $3,243; 3. Jake Wright, 82, $2,397; 4. (tie) Ryder Wright and Hardy Braden, 78, $1,269 each; 6. Will Smith, 77.5, $705; 7. (tie) Luke Butterfield and Luke White, 76, $494 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Matt Shiozawa, 7.5 seconds, $1,713; 2. Jake Pratt, 8.0, $1,489; 3. Tyler Milligan, 8.3, $1,266; 4. (tie) Caleb Smidt and Hunter Herrin, 8.9, $931 each; 6. (tie) Marty Yates and Ty Baker, 9.0, $484 each; 8. (tie) Taylor Santos, Doyle Hoskins, Roy Branco and Bryson Sechrist, 9.4, $37 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Jake Pratt, 8.5 seconds, $1,601 each; 3. C.J. DeForest Jr., 8.7, $1,266; 4. Caleb Smidt, 9.1, $1,042; 5. D.J. Parker, 9.6, $819; 6. Tyson Durfey, 10.1, $596; 7. Ethan Garcia, 10.4, $372; 8. Marcos Costa, 10.5, $149. Average: 1. Jake Pratt, 16.5 seconds on two head, $2,569; 2. Caleb Smidt, 18.0, $2,234; 3. (tie) Matt Shiozawa and Shane Hanchey, 19.3, $1,731 each; 5. Ty Baker, 20.3, $1,229; 6. Tyson Durfey, 20.4, $894; 7. Marcos Costa, 21.0, $558; 8. Marty Yates, 21.2, $223. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Lake Mehalic, 17.21 seconds, $4,106; 2. Ivy Conrado, 17.33, $3,285; 3. Kellie Collier, 17.34, $2,669; 4. Shea Durfey, 17.41, $2,053; 5. Amberleigh Moore, 17.42, $1,642; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.43, $1,232; 7. Michele McLeod, 17.44, $1,026; 8. Sami Morisoli, 17.47, $924; 9. (tie) Jessie Telford and Melissa Thiessen, 17.50, $770 each; 11. (tie) Lisa Lockhart and Stevi Hillman, 17.53, $565 each; 13. Tiany Schuster, 17.61, $411; 14. Kimmie Wall, 17.63, $308; 15. (tie) Megan McLeod-Sprague and Kris Gadbois, 17.66, $103 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Derek Kolbaba, on Corey & Lange Rodeo's O zone, Sage Kimzey, on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Clean-n-sober, and Brady Portenier, on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Cold Chill, 87.5 points, $3,685 each; 4. Trevor Reiste, 86, $1,737; 5. Garrett Smith, 85.5, $1,105; 6. Josh Frost, 85, $790; 7. Dalan Duncan, 84.5, $632; 8. Jordan Hansen, 83.5, $474. 

 

Total payoff: $181,013. Stock contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractors: Burch Rodeo, Corey & Lange Rodeo, Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo, Four Star Rodeo and Big Stone Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Haley Bridwell. Officials: Terry Carlon, Bobby Davis, George Gibbs and Joe Bob Locke. Timers: Sherry Rice-Gibson and Diana Alexander. Announcers: Wayne Brooks and Will Rasmussen. Specialty act: Shotgun Gaston. Bullfighters: Tim O'Connor and Eric Layton. Clown/barrelman: Wolfey Selvester. Flankmen: Tim Bridwell, Jeff Davis, Mike Corey and Julio Moreno. Chute boss: Ted Groene. Pickup men: Bobby Marriott and Matt Twitchell. Photographers: Matt Cohen and Bob Click. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

 

Thursday Throwback: George Strait Fool Hearted Memory

Today (May 18), we celebrate George Strait and the fact that he is officially eligible to retire – because it’s his 65th birthday. In honor of the big day we’re throwing it back to 1982, the year King George had his first of many No. 1 singles, “Fool Hearted Memory.”

The mid-tempo tune, penned by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis, tells the story of a man whose heart won’t let him forget the woman who walked out on him. Every night he gets fooled into thinking that she’ll come back and spends his evenings replaying the memory over and over.

“He’s got a fool hearted memory/That won’t let him see/That she walked out the door/He’s got a fool hearted memory/He sits patiently/Here every night so it can fool him more,” the chorus croons.

“Fool Hearted Memory” was the first single released to radio from his sophomore album Strait From the Heart, the ten-track project that featured iconic hits “Amarillo by Morning,” “Marina Del Ray” and “A Fire I Can’t Put Out.” Though those are all good songs, only “Fool Hearted Memory” can claim to be the first of 60 singles to reach the top spot on country airplay charts.

In 2013, Strait embarked on his final cross country trek as a part of The Cowboy Rides Away tour. The 48-date run finished in June of 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The show broke the United States record for largest crowd for a single show concert with 104,793 in attendance. Though Strait isn’t currently on tour, you can catch him for a slew of dates in Las Vegas sporadically throughout the year.

Though King George has come a long way since the release of his first No. 1 single it is always nice to see where it all started. And on May 18th, we celebrate all of it – happy birthday George!

CPRA Welcomes IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group On Board For Another Year

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CPRA Welcomes IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group On Board For Another Year

Airdrie, ALTA – May 18, 2017

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) is excited to extend its agreement with IHG® - InterContinental Hotels Group as the Official Hotel of the CPRA. Fans and Members have a quality hotel group to call home as they hit the road this summer and all year round. The agreement includes fan promotions, Canadian Championship prize packages and a partnership with the CPRA Rodeo Officials program.

The IHG brand portfolio includes popular hotel brands like: Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and others.

Jessica Checketts, Marketing Manager, Brands and Digital for IHG, comments on the value of the ongoing partnership, “IHG’s Game Changing Advantage Program allows our hotels to support sports teams at all levels, from the coast to coast. Through our multiple sports partnerships, we are supporting athletes, their fans and local communities. Our hotels make it easy for sports players, parents, coaches and supporters to rest easy. We are very excited to be entering year two in partnership with CPRA for our IHG hotels in Alberta, and to really support and grow in our relationship with the exciting sport of rodeo.”

Kyle Rock, Operations Manager for the CPRA, is very pleased to have IHG back on board as part of the CPRA family again for 2017. “The relationship we have built over the past year has been so mutually beneficial to both organizations and we hope to keep making the partnership bigger and better moving into the future.

“The partnership we’ve developed between IHG and our CPRA Pro Rodeo officials has been invaluable. The cost of getting our officials to rodeos across western Canada is quite substantial and the contributions made by IHG have been instrumental in making sure we can have first class officials at all of our CPRA sanctioned events.”

About InterContinental Hotels Group
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with more than 92 million members worldwide. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For IHG latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media and follow them on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihgwww.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

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About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association
The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with headquarters in Airdrie, Alta. is the sanctioning body for professional rodeo in Canada. The CPRA approves over 50 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.1 million. Join us for our premiere event - the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) November 8-12, 2017 at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @prorodeocanada, like Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Facebook, or online at RodeoCanada.com.

Breaking News: Ontario Rodeo Association amalgamates with IPRA

ORA Press Release

Dear ORA Members, 


For 60 years the Ontario Rodeo Association has had its ups and downs. Last year we had one of our best finals ever. Hard to believe 60 years has gone by, as we start each new generation and say happy trails to some of our original members. 


Rodeo struggles in today's society with the western heritage losing some of its appeal. But the cowboy lives on, and our love  for the sport, our animals, and community lives on too. Every sport must evolve with the new age. For 2017, we have a wonderful new opportunity to help rodeo grow in Ontario, as it is become increasingly difficult for the "little guy" to survive. 


In order to keep our Ontario rodeo community alive, the Ontario Rodeo Association is amalgamating with the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA). For the Association, things have come to a difficult point due to insurance conflicts. To be able to protect our producers, competitors, and volunteer to keep rodeos alive in Ontario, the Association was required to have insurance for our members. Financially, this is not feasible for our non-for profit association, or for our members with what the membership price would have to increase by. Fortunately, our Ontario producers have given us the opportunity to partner with them to maintain and grow our Ontario rodeo community for years to come. 


Our new partnership allows competitors to only have to purchase 1 membership card, either the IPRA Canada card or the IPRA World card. With either of these cards, competitors have insurance benefits to compete safely, are able to compete at IPRA sanctioned rodeos anywhere in Canada, qualify for the Canada finals, or with the world card, the International Finals Rodeo. In order to maintain our Ontario identity, Ontario will become a region within IPRA, with standing earnings being accumulated for anyone with an Ontario residence holding the IPRA Canada or World card.

The board will be working alongside Rawhide Rodeo to continue to put on the Ontario Finals Rodeo every year, with the goal of growing our Ontario membership base, and greater added money at our finals! 


Please know this was not a decision made lightly. All options were explored, and the board has worked hard to do what's best for its members, and Ontario Rodeo's future. For 2017 members, you will be contacted shortly in regards to rectifying your 2017 membership purchase. All standings/earnings will be honoured from the two Ranch Rodeos that were ORA sanctioned and count towards the 2017 OFR.

We are looking forward to another great season and putting on the 60th Ontario Finals Rodeo this fall! 


Sincerely, 
Ontario Rodeo Association Board of Directors

Pro Rodeo Canada News: CLAY ELLIOTT - NO ONE TRICK PONY

Clay Elliott rides Vold Rodeo's Pedro to the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo bronc riding win - Covy Moore photo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Courtesy CPRA

Courtesy CPRA


May 14, 2017 - Sometimes things just work out. And for Clay Elliott the weekend just completed was one of those times. 

First of all, there was his draw in the bronc riding at the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo, the longtime Vold Rodeo superstar, Pedro. “I’d never been on him,” the reigning Canadian champion acknowledged. “So that was obviously something I’d been looking forward to.

“He’s pretty electric feeling,” Elliott said of the 12 year-old brown gelding. “He stays low to the ground and makes a few lead changes out there. I thought he’d maybe bucked me off at about four seconds and I was glad to get by him. I’d say he’s kind of a semi-eliminator and I’d love to draw him again.”

Elliott followed up his first place 85.5 point, $1566 bronc ride with an 8.4 second run in the tie down roping, that netted the 23 year-old Nanton, Alberta cowboy fourth place and another $1263. It was the first time this year the second generation cowboy had entered the roping.

“I enjoy roping,” Elliott admitted, “but I also know that it takes as much time and energy and dedication to be successful at that as it does in the bronc riding. And I just don’t have the time to do all the things it would take to be successful in the tie down or team roping events. Plus it’s hard to work it when you’re entering with three other bronc riders. This worked out great because it was twenty minutes from home. Dad (Vern) got my horse ready and I roped for a couple of days at Taylors over in Parkland but I know it won’t work that way very often.”

Cue a huge sigh of relief from the other tie down ropers. The bronc riding win moved Elliott in to the top ten in the Canadian standings and gave him a nice bump in the world standings where he had been sitting in ninth place going into the weekend. The BC bred talent jumped on a plane after his Stavely effort to fly to Goodwell, Oklahoma where he was helping with a bronc riding school. Later this week he’ll make his way to Redding, California, then back to Canada for stops at Falkland and the non-sanctioned invitational Cloverdale Rodeo.

Other Stavely winners included Dewinton bull rider, Brock Radford who conquered the Vold bull, Corona Time for a spectacular 91 points and a $1547 payday. Three time Bareback Riding Champion, Jake Vold, continued his winning ways with an 87 point showing on Vold’s Dancing Queen to pocket $1492 and in Team Roping , it was the Barrhead Brandens, Grady and Quentin, with a 4.5 second run sending each home with $1329.

The steer wrestling saw a split of top spot with Ty Miller of Wainwright and Jay Many Grey Horses of Standoff both posting 3.5 second runs for $2000 each while another split in tie down roping featured a couple of CFR veterans, Carstairs cowboy, Kyle Lucas and Logan Hofer of Magrath who cashed identical cheques for $1940 by virtue of their 8.2 second runs.

In the barrel race, Rebecca Miller continued her climb up the Canadian standings. The Dalemead cowgirl’s 13.645 second time, earned her a tidy $2039.

Reigning Canadian champion, Dixon Tattrie of Youngstown, Alberta claimed the Stavely steer riding title with a 77 point ride for $426. 

For complete Stavely results go to rodeocanada.com.

The Road to the CFR heads west for its next action—a May 20-22 stop at the Falkland Stampede.


May 14, 2017 - Sometimes things just work out. And for Clay Elliott the weekend just completed was one of those times. 

First of all, there was his draw in the bronc riding at the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo, the longtime Vold Rodeo superstar, Pedro. “I’d never been on him,” the reigning Canadian champion acknowledged. “So that was obviously something I’d been looking forward to.

“He’s pretty electric feeling,” Elliott said of the 12 year-old brown gelding. “He stays low to the ground and makes a few lead changes out there. I thought he’d maybe bucked me off at about four seconds and I was glad to get by him. I’d say he’s kind of a semi-eliminator and I’d love to draw him again.”

Elliott followed up his first place 85.5 point, $1566 bronc ride with an 8.4 second run in the tie down roping, that netted the 23 year-old Nanton, Alberta cowboy fourth place and another $1263. It was the first time this year the second generation cowboy had entered the roping.

“I enjoy roping,” Elliott admitted, “but I also know that it takes as much time and energy and dedication to be successful at that as it does in the bronc riding. And I just don’t have the time to do all the things it would take to be successful in the tie down or team roping events. Plus it’s hard to work it when you’re entering with three other bronc riders. This worked out great because it was twenty minutes from home. Dad (Vern) got my horse ready and I roped for a couple of days at Taylors over in Parkland but I know it won’t work that way very often.”

Cue a huge sigh of relief from the other tie down ropers. The bronc riding win moved Elliott in to the top ten in the Canadian standings and gave him a nice bump in the world standings where he had been sitting in ninth place going into the weekend. The BC bred talent jumped on a plane after his Stavely effort to fly to Goodwell, Oklahoma where he was helping with a bronc riding school. Later this week he’ll make his way to Redding, California, then back to Canada for stops at Falkland and the non-sanctioned invitational Cloverdale Rodeo.

Other Stavely winners included Dewinton bull rider, Brock Radford who conquered the Vold bull, Corona Time for a spectacular 91 points and a $1547 payday. Three time Bareback Riding Champion, Jake Vold, continued his winning ways with an 87 point showing on Vold’s Dancing Queen to pocket $1492 and in Team Roping , it was the Barrhead Brandens, Grady and Quentin, with a 4.5 second run sending each home with $1329.

The steer wrestling saw a split of top spot with Ty Miller of Wainwright and Jay Many Grey Horses of Standoff both posting 3.5 second runs for $2000 each while another split in tie down roping featured a couple of CFR veterans, Carstairs cowboy, Kyle Lucas and Logan Hofer of Magrath who cashed identical cheques for $1940 by virtue of their 8.2 second runs.

In the barrel race, Rebecca Miller continued her climb up the Canadian standings. The Dalemead cowgirl’s 13.645 second time, earned her a tidy $2039.

Reigning Canadian champion, Dixon Tattrie of Youngstown, Alberta claimed the Stavely steer riding title with a 77 point ride for $426. 

For complete Stavely results go to rodeocanada.com.

The Road to the CFR heads west for its next action—a May 20-22 stop at the Falkland Stampede.

From Vegas to Stavely to Crockett: Weekend ProRodeo Roundup

Courtesy PRCA (ProRodeo.com)

Courtesy PRCA (ProRodeo.com)

Fountain wins Helldorado on Hell Boy


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Rookie saddle bronc rider Leon Fountain made this third ProRodeo win at the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days Rodeo by a half-point. Fountain nailed an 85.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Hell Boy and cashed in $2,888 in prize money for besting CoBurn Bradshaw, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

Prior to Helldorado, the 21-year-old cowboy’s only other ProRodeo wins were at the Alamosa (Colo.) Roundup on June 24, 2016, and then at the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo on April 9.

“This is my second win this year and my third one in ProRodeo ever – so it means a bunch to me,” Fountain said. “I just love doing it, placing here and there – I love doing it and trying to accomplish my goals.”

Although Helldorado Days is a four-day rodeo, each cowboy only gets one shot to win. Fountain found out his 85.5 from Saturday was good for gold on Sunday evening.  

“I drew really good and the horse was most of it,” Fountain said, comparing Hell Boy’s bucking to a bull’s – with plenty of jumps and some fishtailing. 

“Shoot, there’s a lot of guys that could have beat it, and I was hoping they wouldn’t,” Fountain said with a laugh. “I was pretty tickled about it.” 

Before the Helldorado Rodeo started, Fountain was ranked second in the Resistol Rookie Standings with $10,608 and was No. 37 in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

“It all helps and hopefully I’ll keep doing good and get into the Top 15,” Fountain said. 

With the summer run quickly approaching, Fountain has already doubled his 2016 earnings when he ranked ninth in the 2016 RAM Rodeo Permit Standings with $5,259. 

“I feel like I’m riding 10 times better,” Fountain said. “I’m being more serious and working harder at it.”

Hitting the gym for cardio and light weightlifting for at least an hour-and-a-half a day and competing in up to four or five rodeos per week is paying off well for this New Mexican cowboy as he’s hitting the road for the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo with an air of confidence. 

“I’m feeling pretty confident – I’ve got a good horse there and hopefully it goes good,” Fountain said. “I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and make myself better, stay healthy and keep riding good and just keep working at it.” 

Other winners at the $87,904 rodeo were all-around cowboy Jordan Ketscher ($4,189 tie-down roping and team roping), bareback riders Buck Lunak (84.5 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Lil Red Hawk) and Clayton Biglow (84.5 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Sis Is Sassy), steer wrestlers Jarret New, Chance Howard, Dakota Eldridge and Ty Erickson (6.0 seconds each), team ropers J.T. Taylor/Josh Reed (4.8 seconds), tie-down roper Trevor Brazile (7.4 seconds), barrel racer Tillar Murray (14.54 seconds), and bull rider Roscoe Jarboe (86 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Holey Kat). 

Helldorado Days Rodeo

 

Las Vegas, Nev., May 11-14

 

All-around cowboy: Jordan Ketscher, $4,189, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Buck Lunak, on Flying U Rodeo's Lil Red Hawk, and Clayton Biglow, on Diamond G Rodeo's Sis Is Sassy, 84.5 points, $2,551 each; 3. Orin Larsen, 84, $1,636; 4. Wyatt Bloom, 83, $1,059; 5. (tie) Jessy Davis and Tanner Aus, 82, $578 each; 7. Kyle Charley, 81.5, $385; 8. (tie) Joel Schlegel and Tristan Hansen, 81, $144 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Jarret New, Chance Howard, Dakota Eldridge and Ty Erickson, 6.0 seconds, $1,878 each; 5. John Franzen, 6.9, $1,117; 6. Rhett Kennedy, 7.6, $812; 7. Chase Black, 7.8, $508; 8. Levi Rudd, 8.6, $203. 

 

Team roping: 1. J.T. Taylor/Josh Reed, 4.8 seconds, $1,986 each; 2. Cody Snow/Jordan Ketscher, 5.0, $1,727; 3. Tait Gurney/Brian Roundy, 5.1, $1,468; 4. Dax Barnson/Jake Freeland, 5.4, $1,209; 5. (tie) Blake Teixeira/Wyatt Hansen and Tadd Thomas/Jade Anderson, 5.5, $820 each; 7. Bobby Baize/Trevor Alves, 5.6, $432; 8. Brian Winn/Matt Liston, 5.9, $173. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Leon Fountain, 85.5 points on Bar T Rodeo's Hell Boy, $2,888; 2. CoBurn Bradshaw, 85, $2,214; 3. Ryder Wright, 84, $1,636; 4. Cooper DeWitt, 83, $1,059; 5. (tie) Jesse James Kirby and Allen Boore, 82.5, $578 each; 7. Tyrell J Smith, 82, $385; 8. (tie) Jake Wright and Isaac Diaz, 79, $144 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Trevor Brazile, 7.4 seconds, $2,832; 2. Jordan Ketscher, 8.0, $2,463; 3. Cory Solomon, 8.1, $2,093; 4. Legend Mills, 8.2, $1,724; 5. (tie) Matt Shiozawa and Justin Brinkerhoff, 8.3, $1,170 each; 7. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Roy Branco, 8.4, $431 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tillar Murray, 14.54 seconds, $2,722; 2. Nicole Riggle, 14.56, $2,314; 3. Kellie Collier, 14.65, $1,906; 4. Kali Parker, 14.67, $1,633; 5. Gaylene Buff, 14.68, $1,361; 6. Timi Lickley, 14.69, $953; 7. Barbara Johnson, 14.72, $681; 8. Taylor Langdon, 14.73, $544; 9. Taylor Jacob, 14.74, $476; 10. Jessie Telford, 14.75, $408; 11. Rachel Rule, 14.76, $340; 12. Kailey Mitton, 14.77, $272. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Roscoe Jarboe, 86 points on Flying U Rodeo's Holey Kat, $3,289; 2. Derek Kolbaba, 85, $2,533; 3. Cody Strite, 82, $1,884; 4. Josh Frost, 81, $1,235; 5. (tie) Dallee Mason and Brennon Eldred, 80.5, $695 each; 7. Cain Smith, 77.5, $479; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $87,904. Stock contractor: Flying U Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Rosser Rodeo, Bar T Rodeo and Diamond G Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Eva Chadwick. Officials: Allan Jordan Jr, Clayton Macom and Steve Knowles. Timers: Kris Williams and Jolee Jordan. Announcer: Boyd Polhamus. Bullfighters: Josh Daries and Erick Schwindt. Clown/barrelman: Robbie Hodges. Flankmen: Tony Amaral, Jeff Flitton and Cyndi Gilbert. Chute bosses: Reno Rosser and Cotton Rosser. Pickup men: Joshua Reed and Jeffrey Shearer.

For more coverage of the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days Rodeo, check out the May 26 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo
Stavely, Alberta, May 11-13

Bareback riding: 1. Jake Vold, 87 points on Vold Rodeo’s Dancing Queen, $1,492; 2. Michael Solberg, 86, $1,226; 3. Richmond Champion, 85.5, $959; 4. Orin Larsen, 84.5, $693; 5. Seth Hardwick, 84, $426; 6. Jessy Davis, 83, $266; 7. (tie) Logan Hodson, Ky Marshall and Bobby Peters, 82.5, $89 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Ty Miller and Jay Many Grey Horses, 3.5 seconds, $2,001 each; 3. (tie) Will Stoval and Tanner Milan, 3.7, $1,442 each; 5. Ben Ramey, 4.0, $1,024; 6. (tie) Jess Cowie and Scott Guenthner, 4.2, $605 each; 8. Chad Kurtz, 4.3, $186.

Team roping: 1. Grady Branden/Quentin Branden, 4.5 seconds, $1,330 each; 2. Clark McCarroll/Clint Maddox, 5.0, $1,156; 3. Logan Bird/Brent Keaveney, 5.3, $983; 4. Todd Gallais/Travis Gallais, 5.6, $809; 5. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 5.8, $636; 6. Jesse Popescul/Kevin Schreiner, 6.0, $462; 7. Brady Chappel/Riley Roy, 6.3, $289; 8. (tie) Dalton Kraft/Jared Pancoast and Virgil Poffenroth/Trey Gallais, 6.4, $58 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Clay Elliott, 85.5 points on Vold Rodeo’s Pedro, $1,566; 2. Zeke Thurston, 85, $1,286; 3. Jake Watson, 84, $1,007; 4. Luke Butterfield, 83.5, $727; 5. Chuck Schmidt, 82.5, $447; 6. Jim Berry, 82, $280; 7. Dawson Hay, 81, $168; 8. Layton Green, 80, $112.

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Kyle Lucas and Logan Hofer, 8.2 seconds, $1,940 each; 3. Lee Rombough, 8.3, $1,534; 4. Clay Elliott, 8.4, $1,263; 5. Clayton Moore, 8.5, $993; 6. (tie) Logan Bird and Stacy Cornet, 8.8, $587 each; 8. Kirk Robinson, 9.0, $180.

Barrel racing: 1. Rebecca Miller, 13.645 seconds, $2039.80; 2. Shaylee McMann, 13.669, $1,734; 3. Candace Lefebvre, 13.761, $1,428; 4. Nina Smith, 13.766, $1,224; 5. Kirsty White, 13.781, $1,020; 6. Bailey O’Donnell, 13.792, $714; 7. Melissa Thiessen, 13.793, $510; 8. Gaylene Buff, 13.827, $408; 9. Sarah Gerard, 13.843, $357; 10. Kellie Collier, 13.867, $306; 11. Sydney Daines, 13.874, $255; 12. Chelsey Carlier, 13.877, $204.

Bull riding: *1. Brock Radford, 91 points on Vold Rodeo’s Corona Time, $1,797; 2. Scott Schiffner, 88.5, $1,520; 3. Zane Lambert, 84.5, $1,2244; 4. Garrett Green, 83.5, $968. *(all totals include ground money).

Stock contractor: Vold Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Catherine Laycraft. Announcer: Tim Edge.

Crockett Lions Club PRCA Rodeo

 

Crockett, Texas, May 11-13

 

All-around cowboy: Caleb Smidt, $790, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Chad Rutherford, 81.5 points on Andrews Rodeo's Double Cross, $835; 2. Mason Johnston, 78.5, $626; 3. (tie) Cavan Wrzesinski and Jake Brown, 76, $313 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Eli Lord, 4.1 seconds, $1,090; 2. Jacob Talley, 4.2, $818; 3. (tie) Zack Jongbloed and Shane Hadley, 4.4, $409 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Jesy Austin/James Arnold, 4.5 seconds, $1,636 each; 2. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 4.7, $1,354; 3. (tie) Chad Masters/Travis Graves and Quisto Lopez/Justin Pruitt, 5.0, $931 each; 5. (tie) Joe Beaver/McCoy Profili and Justin Lovell/Boogie Ray, 5.1, $395 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Dean Wadsworth, 84.5 points on Andrews Rodeo's Netflix, $880; 2. Sterling Crawley, 81, $660; 3. (tie) Joe Harper and Tyler Baeza, 78.5, $330 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Landyn Duncan, 8.2 seconds, $954; 2. Caleb Smidt, 8.5, $790; 3. Reno Gonzales, 9.2, $625; 4. Cooper Martin, 9.4, $461; 5. Clint Nyegaard, 9.9, $296; 6. Braxton Laughlin, 10.0, $165. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Laura Kennedy, 15.96 seconds, $991; 2. Taci Bettis, 16.03, $849; 3. Cayla Small, 16.08, $708; 4. Sissy Winn, 16.10, $613; 5. Hailey Kinsel, 16.13, $472; 6. Sabra O'Quinn, 16.19, $378; 7. Nicole Laurence, 16.20, $283; 8. Chaney Speight, 16.24, $189; 9. Loni Lester, 16.26, $142; 10. Suzanna Hill, 16.27, $94. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Joe Frost, 86 points on Andrews Rodeo's Sweet Dreams, $1,843; 2. Josh Frost, 84, $1,396; 3. (tie) Boudreaux Campbell and Sage Kimzey, 82, $838 each; 5. Esteban Bustamamte, 77, $391; 6. Tanner Learmont, 75.5, $279. 

 

Total payoff: $37,950. Stock contractor: Andrews Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Silver Spurs Club.


Mineral Wells Rodeo

 

Mineral Wells, Texas, May 11-13

 

All-around cowboy: Trey Benton III, $1,979, bull riding and tie-down roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Evan Jayne, 87 points on Rafter G Rodeo's Mclintock, $842; 2. Zach Hibler, 81.5, $632; 3. Devan Reilly, 78, $421; 4. Hunter Carter, 73.5, $211. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Justice Johnson and Chance Howard, 4.4 seconds, $984 each; 3. Matt Reeves, 4.6, $705; 4. (tie) Blake Mindemann and K.C. Jones, 4.7, $427 each; 6. Walt Arnold, 4.9, $186. 

 

Team roping: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.2 seconds, $2,021 each; 2. (tie) Casey Gattis/Seth Smithson and Thompson Berryhill/Cody Heflin, 4.3, $1,626 each; 4. (tie) Marcus Theriot/Tyler Pearson, Casey Hicks/Braden Harmon and Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.5, $967 each; 7. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Bubba Buckaloo/Travis Woodard, 4.6, $308 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo's The Duke, $948; 2. Isaac Diaz, 80.5, $711; 3. (tie) Andrew Harris, Andrew Counts and Justin Caylor, 80, $237 each. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Clint Cooper, 7.4 seconds, $1,172; 2. Blane Cox, 7.6, $970; 3. Marty Yates, 7.8, $768; 4. (tie) Tyson Arledge, Jake Pratt and Reese Riemer, 8.0, $377 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tillar Murray, 15.61 seconds, $1,564; 2. Cayla Small, 15.73, $1,341; 3. Jana Bean, 15.81, $1,117; 4. (tie) Sissy Winn and Taci Bettis, 15.86, $857 each; 6. Jill Wilson, 15.88, $596; 7. Nicole Laurence, 15.92, $447; 8. Ericka Nelson, 15.93, $298; 9. Tiany Schuster, 15.96, $223; 10. (tie) Loni Lester and Ali Armstrong, 15.97, $74 each. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Trey Benton III, 89.5 points on Rafter G Rodeo's Western Haulers Raptor, $1,979; 2. Tristan Mize, 88.5, $1,499; 3. (tie) Trevor Kastner and Eli Vastbinder, 86, $900 each; 5. Boudreaux Campbell, 85, $420; 6. Ednei Caminhas, 84.5, $300. 

 

Total payoff: $47,884. Stock contractor: Rafter G Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Brenda Crowder. Officials: Gary Case and Brad Mattox. Timers: Shawna Ray and Shelly Baumann. Announcer: Garrett Yerigan. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Kyle Lippincott and Zach Flatt. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankman: Dusty Duba. Chute boss: Jim Gay. Pickup men: Will Pope and Will O'Connell. Music directors: Ben Bendele III and Charlie Rogers Barks.


Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo

 

Bridgeport, Texas, May 12-13

 

All-around cowboy: Marcus Theriot, $1,103, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Evan Jayne, 76 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's No. 101mo, $820; 2. Chad Rutherford, 75.5, $615; 3. (tie) Lane McGehee, Zach Hibler and Paden Hurst, 74, $205 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Matt Reeves, 4.3 seconds, $968; 2. Walt Arnold, 4.8, $801; 3. (tie) Sean Mulligan and Chris Berry, 5.0, $551 each; 5. (tie) Marcus Theriot, Tyler Pearson and Shane Hadley, 5.1, $156 each. 

 

Team roping: 1. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 4.4 seconds, $1,811 each; 2. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.5, $1,575; 3. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.6, $1,338; 4. Lightning Aguilera/Cody Hogan, 4.8, $1,102; 5. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 5.1, $866; 6. Wesley Moss/Tyler Wojciechowski, 5.2, $630; 7. Chase Wiley/Martin Lucero, 5.3, $394; 8. (tie) Blake Hughes/Tyler Worley and Caleb Smidt/B.J. Dugger, 5.4, $79 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Leland Wood, 78 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Yatahee, $970; 2. Heith DeMoss, 77.5, $728; 3. Clint Lindenfeld, 77, $485; 4. Ross Griffin, 76, $243. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Tyson Arledge, 7.9 seconds, $1,145; 2. Marcus Theriot, 8.0, $948; 3. Cooper Martin, 8.3, $750; 4. Derrick Traylor, 8.4, $553; 5. Caleb Smidt, 8.5, $355; 6. Tuf Cooper, 8.8, $197. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Shelby Janssen, 15.78 seconds, $1,490; 2. Loni Lester, 15.88, $1,277; 3. Taci Bettis, 15.95, $1,065; 4. Emily Miller, 16.00, $923; 5. Jane Melby, 16.02, $710; 6. Sabra O'Quinn, 16.04, $568; 7. (tie) Tammy Fischer and Stevi Hillman, 16.08, $355 each; 9. Lacy Kimball, 16.10, $213; 10. Jill Wilson, 16.14, $142. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Jeff Askey, 84.5 points on Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's No. 429, $1,090; 2. Josh Frost, 84, $818; 3. Preston Preece, 80, $545; 4. Dustin Boquet, 79, $273. 

 

Total payoff: $39,677. Stock contractor: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo and Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo.


Mother Lode Round-Up

 

Sonora, Calif., May 13-14

 

All-around cowboy: Lane Karney, $1,702, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. R.C. Landingham, 86 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Bet On Me, $1,090; 2. Wyatt Denny, 84, $818; 3. Kash Wilson, 79, $545; 4. (tie) Tony Barrington and Grant Denny, 78, $136 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Rhett Kennedy, 4.9 seconds, $879; 2. Jaed Hare, 5.2, $728; 3. Ryle Smith, 5.6, $576; 4. Ory James Lemmons, 7.3, $424; 5. Dirk Tavenner, 7.5, $273; 6. Blaine Jones, 16.3, $152. 

 

Team roping: 1. Lane Santos-Karney/Dalton Pearce, 4.5 seconds, $1,702 each; 2. Cody Snow/Kyle Lockett, 4.6, $1,408; 3. Andy Holcomb/C.J. DeForest Jr., 4.9, $1,115; 4. Ty Blasingame/Tanner Luttrell, 5.0, $822; 5. (tie) Blake Hirdes/John Chaves and Bert McGill/Jeffrey Larson, 5.3, $411 each. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cameron Messier, 79.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Riddle Me This, $1,117; 2. Justin Lawrence, 79, $846; 3. Jesse James Kirby, 78.5, $609; 4. Nick LaDuke, 78, $406; 5. Will Smith, 77, $237; 6. Ck Iverson, 76, $169. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Chant DeForest, 8.3 seconds, $1,145; 2. Seth Hall, 9.1, $948; 3. Ethan Garcia, 10.3, $750; 4. Marshall Leonard, 10.6, $553; 5. Ty Baker, 10.7, $355; 6. (tie) Taylor Santos and K.C. Miller, 10.9, $99 each. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Jessie Telford, 17.19 seconds, $1,210; 2. Taylor Jacob, 17.32, $1,037; 3. Brittany Kelly, 17.44, $864; 4. Gaylene Buff, 17.45, $749; 5. Taylor Langdon, 17.48, $576; 6. Kimmie Wall, 17.50, $461; 7. Kris Gadbois, 17.52, $346; 8. Hannah Sharon, 17.53, $230; 9. Kathy Petska, 17.56, $173; 10. Hayle Gibson, 17.57, $115. 

 

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Garrett Lange, on Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo's Merlot Man, and Chase Dougherty, on Bridwell Pro Rodeos' Spike The Punch, 74 points, $1,072 each; 3. Jordan Spears, 72.5, $679; 4. Colby Demo, 72, $464; 5. Jake Peterson, 66, $286; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $37,136. Stock contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos. Sub-contractors: Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo and Big Stone Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Traci Mitchell. Officials: Mike Jones and Casey Vollin. Timers: Charlotte Holmes and Sharon Bernhard. Announcers: Jody Carper and Coy Huffman. Specialty act: JJ Harrison. Bullfighters: Rick Moffatt and Eric Layton. Clown/barrelman: JJ Harrison. Flankmen: Tim Bridwell and Julio Moreno. Chute boss: John Wright. Pickup men: Bobby Marriott and Matt Twitchell. Music director: Chuck Lopeman.


Woodlake Lions Rodeo

 

Woodlake, Calif., May 13-14

 

All-around cowboy: C.J. DeForest Jr., $1,613, tie-down roping and team roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. R.C. Landingham, 83 points on Rosser Rodeo's Lil Josey, $1,053; 2. (tie) John Killian, Mason Clements and Grant Denny, 82, $527 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Rhett Kennedy, 5.2 seconds, $1,175; 2. Dane Browning, 7.9, $882; 3. Kelly O'Day, 10.1, $588; 4. Cody Cabral, 14.8, $294. 

 

Team roping: 1. Seth Mielke/Jason Sanders, 4.9 seconds, $1,741 each; 2. Chant DeForest/Bronc Boehnlein, 5.0, $1,441; 3. Danny Leslie/Dugan Kelly, 5.4, $1,140; 4. Andy Holcomb/C.J. DeForest Jr., 5.5, $840; 5. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 5.9, $540; 6. Seth Hall/Trey Yates, 6.3, $300. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Ben Londo, on Flying U Rodeo's Sundown, and Lefty Holman, on Flying U Rodeo's No. 972, 80 points, $1,020 each; 3. Will Centoni, 79, $583; 4. Reed Neely, 78.5, $291. 

 

Tie-down roping: 1. Wyatt Hansen, 8.1 seconds, $1,179; 2. Ryle Smith, 9.6, $976; 3. C.J. DeForest Jr., 9.8, $773; 4. Wes Lockard, 10.0, $569; 5. Tyler Forsberg, 11.1, $366; 6. JIm Breck Bean, 11.3, $203. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Jordan Spears, 82 points on Rosser Rodeo's No. 906, $1,291; 2. (tie) Lane Selz and John Pitts, 80.5, $929 each; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

 

Total payoff: $31,157. Stock contractor: Rosser Rodeo. Sub-contractor: Flying U Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Cindy Rosser. Officials: Curtis Jessee and John Kissel. Timers: Cindy Rosser and Robin Yerxa. Announcer: Steve Goedert. Specialty act: Manu Lataste. Bullfighters: Aaron Hargo and Cody Jackson. Clown/barrelman: Matt Merritt. Flankman: Dustin Mulrony. Chute boss: Meeko Moreno. Pickup men: Jake Twisselman and Bronc Boehnlein. Photographers: Matt Cohen and Gene Hyder. Music director: Jeff Mann.


Jasper Lions Benefit Rodeo

 

Jasper, Texas, May 10-13

 

 

Bareback riding: 1. Evan Jayne, 86 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Rustler, $1,008; 2. Jake Brown, 84.5, $764; 3. Nate McFadden, 83.5, $550; 4. Justin Pollmiller, 83, $367; 5. Devan Reilly, 81.5, $214; 6. (tie) Mason Johnston and Anthony Thomas, 79, $76 each. 

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Rowdy Parrott, 4.3 seconds, $1,329; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 4.7, $1,100; 3. (tie) Cade Staton and Heath Thomas, 5.4, $756 each; 5. Sam Powers, 5.5, $412; 6. Chance Howard, 6.1, $229. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Bradley Harter, 86.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Black Gold, $1,070; 2. Blaise Freeman, 86, $811; 3. Ty Kirkland, 84.5, $584; 4. Sterling Crawley, 82, $389; 5. Colt Gordon, 79.5, $227; 6. Nat Stratton, 78, $162. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Reno Gonzales, 8.6 seconds, $886; 2. (tie) Weldon Watson and Justin Smith, 8.7, $554 each; 4. Marcos Costa, 9.1, $222. Second round: 1. Ike Fontenot, 7.4 seconds, $886; 2. (tie) Cooper Martin and Reese Riemer, 7.9, $554 each; 4. Tuf Cooper, 8.0, $222. Average: 1. Ike Fontenot, 16.8 seconds on two head, $1,329; 2. Marcos Costa, 17.9, $997; 3. Cody Quaney, 19.0, $665; 4. Chris Demases, 19.2, $332. 

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tami Semas, 15.70 seconds, $1,111; 2. Morgan Breaux, 15.87, $953; 3. Ericka Nelson, 15.88, $794; 4. Tammy Fischer, 15.89, $688; 5. Amanda Cupp, 15.94, $529; 6. Taci Bettis, 15.97, $423; 7. Kelsey Gordon, 15.98, $318; 8. Michelle Alley, 16.01, $212; 9. Jordan Moore, 16.05, $159; 10. Cayla Small, 16.11, $106. 

 

Bull riding: 1. Cody Ballard, 86 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Hammer Head, $1,435; 2. Guthrie Murray, 84.5, $1,087; 3. Joe Frost, 84, $783; 4. Trevor Kastner, 83, $522; 5. Corby Sturdivant, 78, $304; 6. Garrett Jones, 76.5, $217. 

 

Total payoff: $29,826. Stock contractor: Beutler & Son Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Vickie Shireman. Officials: Will Lynd and Buddy Reynolds. Timers: Vickie Shireman and Ti Ada Wise. Announcer: Wayne Brooks. Bullfighters: Andy North and Wacey Munsell. Clown/barrelman: Agin Cajun Young. Flankman: Bennie Beutler. Chute bosses: Bennie Beutler and Matt Scott. Pickup men: Ty Atchison and Matt Scott. Music director: Jake Ostrum III.

 

Resistol Sophomore Saturday: Dustin Egusquiza

Courtesy PRCA (ProRodeo.com)

Courtesy PRCA (ProRodeo.com)


 

Teaming up with Resistol, the hat maker linked to the rodeo cowboy since 1927, ProRodeo.com is introducing a new series called “Sophomore Saturday.” We will speak with the 2016 Resistol Rookies of the Year in each event, with all 10 second-year athletes shedding light on their sophomore seasons.

As the story goes with most cowboys, rodeo has long been within team roper Dustin Egusquiza’s DNA. Between his late father Manuel, a former PRCA team roper, as well as his brother Manny – the PRCA’s current Team Roping Representative on the Contestant Executive Council and an active team roping header himself – such a bloodline makes Dustin a full-fledged rodeo legacy. While there are many chapters in the Egusquiza family rodeo, Dustin continues to script his own narrative. 

Finishing 18th in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as a rookie last season, Egusquiza’s $58,592 earnings in 2016 placed him just outside the necessary Top 15 to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. However, being named a Resistol PRCA Rookie of the Year was no small consolation. 

“I feel like I’ve learned how to handle the ups and downs a little better even after just one year,” Egusquiza said. “It’s pretty tough to be going to rodeos every day and say you lose three or four times, it’s easy to get down on yourself. But I think that’s a pretty important characteristic to have. 

“You just got to let it go, and just know that you can practice and get better and that you still have an opportunity to win.”

Egusquiza has primarily teamed up with 20-time WNFR qualifier Kory Koontz so far this year, a PRCA card holder since 1991. Only 21, Egusquiza continues to soak in the wealth of knowledge his veteran heeler has been so willing to spill.

“I’ve definitely learned a lot of things from Kory,” Egusquiza detailed. “He explains everything really well. I don’t feel like there’s anything he can’t answer.”

After big wins at the Logandale (Nev.) Rodeo, Clark County (Texas) Rodeo, the National Western Stock Show (Denver, Colo.), and even a finals qualification at the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, Egusquiza has totaled $48,459, placing him third in the world standings. Deferring to heap the early success on himself, the Mariana, Fla., cowboy credits the chemistry between Koontz and himself. 

“I think me and Kory are just clicking really well at the rodeos,” he said. “We practice every day, catching a lot of steers. As long as you catch the steer, you have an opportunity to win.” 

After just missing the WNFR cutoff last winter, Egusquiza believes his early entrenchment atop the world standings has him well-placed for a Las Vegas debut, sooner rather than later.

“I only missed the finals by about $3,000 last year, so it’s a pretty awesome feeling to know that I’m close,” Egusquiza said. “If I can just keep catching a few steers and placing along, I think I can make it.”

Gifted with a custom Resistol hat after being named to the 2016 list of standout first-year cowboys and cowgirls, he hasn’t taken the prize for granted. 

“It’s pretty awesome, I’ve never had a hat with my name in it, and it’s definitely pretty cool to have as a Resistol rookie.”

 

MAUNEY AND BRAZILE REMAIN AMBASSADORS OF WESTERN SPORTS

J.B. Mauney and Trevor Brazile have combined for over $13 million in career earnings. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

 

By: Justin Felisko May 14, 2017@ 05:43:00 PM

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • When it comes to Western sports, J.B. Mauney and Trevor Brazile are among the most recognizable.
  • The pair have combined for over $13 million in total winnings and were both in Las Vegas for the PBR's Last Cowboy Standing and the Helldorado Days Rodeo.
  • Both Mauney and Brazile have an immense respect for each other, and both look forward to the future of Western sports.

IN THIS ARTICLE

 

LAS VEGAS – Two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney once gave the rodeo trail a whirl back in the summer of 2009. Mauney quickly learned that the rodeo lifestyle was not for him, and he decided to stick with the bread and butter of PBR competition.

It is one of a myriad of reasons the PBR legend has the utmost respect for PRCA superstar Trevor Brazile.

Mauney and Brazile are not only the two richest cowboys in the game with over $13 million in combined earnings in the arena, but they are two of the most recognizable superstars of the Western sports world.

“He rodeos and ropes, and stuff like that, and I ride bulls, but he is the top dog over there,” Mauney said. “It is a lot easier riding bulls rodeoing than roping and rodeoing. You are traveling and driving with trailers 24/7. If you are going to be great what you do, like he is, then you have to stay going.”

Brazile is set to compete on Sunday evening during the final performance of the Helldorado Days Rodeo at Las Vegas Village at 5:30 p.m. PT.

The 23-time World Champion tie-down roper, team roper, and steer roper said he also has the utmost respect for Mauney during a phone interview Sunday afternoon while making his way to Las Vegas.

“He is a lot of fun to watch,” Brazile said. “When you know what he has won, there is a certain level of expectation that comes along and pressure that you are expected to win every time. He usually doesn’t disappoint. He usually does win. There is a reason for him to be on that stage.”

Mauney’s pursuit of becoming the third rider in PBR history to reach 500 qualified rides is now on hold until after the Built Ford Tough Series summer break following his 2.43-second buckoff against Moleek in Round 2 of Last Cowboy Standing on Saturday night.

However, Mauney is very much in the hunt for a record-tying third World Championship.

Mauney concluded the first half of the BFTS third in the world standings, and is 1,128.76 points behind world leader Eduardo Aparecido.

Brazile said he can relate to the media attention and focus that is always on Mauney.

Fans, cameras and PR demands are always part of the equation when it involves the two ambassadors of their respective sports.

“I also know how hard it is to keep producing because that pressure only gets more,” Brazile said. “The fans keep expecting more. They never expect less. To do it under those circumstances, I have a lot of respect for him.”

Brazile has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 48 times since purchasing his PRCA card in 1996, and has won two NFR average titles along with his 23 gold buckles.

The 40-year-old is currently eighth in the All-Around PRCA standings, 15th in steer roping, 28th in team roping and 38th in tie-down roping.

Like Mauney, Brazile understands future rodeo athletes will surpass their career earnings, and that is OK too.

“I am really excited to see the cowboys get to go after more money these days, for sure,” Brazile said. “I also hope people can pass my earnings record in rodeo a lot quicker than I did because rodeo is getting better.”

Brazile added that the PBR’s involvement with rodeo, such as with RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN and Helldorado Days, is a good thing for Western sports.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Brazile said. “I don’t really know what else to say other than I love it. I like to see the best at any deal, and when you combine the two you definitely get that.”

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PACHECO IS THE LAST COWBOY STANDING

Kaique Pacheco trails No. 1 Eduardo Aparecido by 180 points heading into the summer break. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

 

By: Mandi McCary May 14, 2017@ 01:20:00 AM

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kaique Pacheco was the Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas for the second year in a row.
  • Pacheco went 2-for-3 over the weekend, including a 90-point ride on Spotted Demon to secure the victory.
  • Pacheco picked up 825 total world points, drastically slashing world leader Eduardo Aparecido's lead. Pacheco now trails Aparecido by just 180 points heading into the summer break. 

IN THIS ARTICLE

 

LAS VEGAS – After the dust settled in the desert, it was a familiar figure who remained. 2015 PBR Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) emerged from three rounds of intense bull riding, and was the Last Cowboy Standing Saturday night on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Pacheco successfully defended his title after winning this PBR Major last year.

Pacheco went 2-for-3 over the weekend, including two rides on Saturday night. He sealed his repeat victory with a 90-point ride on Spotted Demon(Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) in Round 3, his first 90-point ride of the season. It is the third time in his career that Pacheco has won a PBR Major. 

Pacheco picked up a total 825 world points over the weekend, along with a big $150,000 check. More importantly, Pacheco (No. 2) slashed current world No. 1 Eduardo Aparecido’s (Gouvelandia, Brazil) lead atop the world standings. He heads into the summer trailing his countryman by just 180 points.

The young Brazilian closes the first-half of the 2017 BFTS season a combined 27-for-53 (50.94 riding percentage), with a PBR Major title, a regular-season event victory, a 15/15 Bucking Battle win and $269,933.50.

CBS will broadcast the finale of Last Cowboy Standing starting at 4 p.m. ET.

Fellow Brazilian Marco Eguchi (Poa Sao Paulo, Brazil) finished in second place after his own 2-for-3 performance. Eguchi won Round 2 after riding Crazy Horse (Rocking I Rodeo Co) for 88.25 points before being eliminated in Round 3 by Bad Beagle (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team).

Eguchi’s second place finish was his highest since finishing in second at the BFTS season-opener in New York back in January.

Eguchi pocketed a total 130 world points and $10,600 for the finish, and moved from No. 17 in the world standings to No. 15.

Stormy Wing (Dalhart, Texas) ended the night in third place overall after being eliminated by Nailed (Bar 3D Bucking Bulls) in Round 2. Wing, who won Round 1 Friday night, leaves Las Vegas with 125 world points and $10,600, and heads into the summer break seventh in the world standings.

Aparecido held onto his lead in the World Championship race with a fourth place finish. The current world leader advanced out of Round 2 with an 87.75-point ride on Cooper’s Comet (Bar 3D Bucking Bulls), but he was eliminated in Round 3 when he was bucked off by Magic Train (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team).

Aparecido earned a total 120 points toward the world standings and $5,100, as well as maintaining a tenuous hold on the No. 1 ranking.

BFTS rookie Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) rounded out the Top 5 in Las Vegas, picking up 75 points toward the world standings and $4,100. Eldred advanced to Round 2 after finishing in second place in Friday’s Round 1, but his night ended early on Saturday when he was tossed by Bad Moon Rising (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls).

Pearl Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) was named the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event when he bucked off Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) to the tune of a 45.75-point bull score in Round 3. Pearl Harbor ends the first-half of the season with a BFTS-leading seven bull of the event titles.

The Built Ford Tough Series will now go on hiatus for its annual summer break before returning to action in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aug. 12-13 for the Express Employment Professionals Classic at the BOK Center.

The event will open the gate on the 10-event home stretch leading into the PBR’s Built Ford Tough World Finals at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena Nov. 1-5, where the 2017 PBR World Champion will be crowned. 

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Last Cowboy Standing at Las Vegas Helldorado Days
Las Vegas Village, Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 0-88-90-0-0-178.00-825 Points.
2. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 84.75-88.25-0-0-0-173.00-130 Points.
3. Stormy Wing, 87.25-0-0-0-0-87.25-125 Points.
4. Eduardo Aparecido, 86.75-87.75-0-0-0-174.50-120 Points.
5. Brennon Eldred, 87-0-0-0-0-87.00-75 Points.
6. Silvano Alves, 0-86.75-0-0-0-86.75-50 Points.
(tie). Gage Gay, 86.25-0-0-0-0-86.25-50 Points.
8. Claudio Montanha Jr., 86-0-0-0-0-86.00-40 Points.
(tie). Cody Nance, 0-85.5-0-0-0-85.50-40 Points.
10. J.B. Mauney, 85.75-0-0-0-0-85.75-20 Points.
(tie). Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-85-0-0-0-85.00-20 Points.
12. Jess Lockwood, 0-84.75-0-0-0-84.75-10 Points.
13. Fabiano Vieira, 85.25-0-0-0-0-85.25-7.5 Points.
(tie). Koal Livingston, 85.25-0-0-0-0-85.25-7.5 Points.
15. Derek Kolbaba, 0-81.25-0-0-0-81.25-5 Points.
(tie). Cody Teel, 81.25-0-0-0-0-81.25-5 Points.
(tie). Guilherme Marchi, 84.5-0-0-0-0-84.50-5 Points.
(tie). Cody Rodeo Tyler, 83.5-0-0-0-0-83.50-5 Points.
(tie). Reese Cates, 81.25-0-0-0-0-81.25-5 Points.
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Alex Marcilio, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jake Gowdy, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Alex Cardozo, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Skeeter Kingsolver, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jesse Tillman, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Michael Lane, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Eduardo Aparecido, 21, 4, 8, 3,015.00, $270,002.30
2. Kaique Pacheco, 27, 5, 10, 2,835.00, $304,364.60
3. J.B. Mauney, 20, 1, 4, 1,886.24, $102,842.77
4. Derek Kolbaba, 28, 3, 7, 1,800.00, $128,836.47
5. Chase Outlaw, 20, 1, 8, 1,784.16, $98,802.08
6. Jess Lockwood, 18, 2, 4, 1,777.50, $175,802.11
7. Stormy Wing, 18, 2, 4, 1,645.00, $104,705.64
8. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 24, 1, 9, 1,520.00, $89,962.21
8. Matt Triplett, 25, 3, 7, 1,520.00, $91,448.15
10. Cooper Davis, 22, 0, 5, 1,513.33, $91,670.31
11. Rubens Barbosa, 26, 1, 3, 1,372.50, $85,902.83
12. Mason Lowe, 21, 0, 4, 1,333.33, $100,182.31
13. Shane Proctor, 19, 2, 4, 1,267.50, $79,823.33
14. Cody Teel, 16, 2, 4, 1,155.83, $72,464.44
15. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 26, 0, 6, 1,087.50, $68,206.67
16. Claudio Montanha Jr., 22, 2, 8, 1,079.16, $77,490.24
17. Cody Nance, 24, 2, 6, 1,057.50, $68,813.57
18. Silvano Alves, 22, 0, 3, 883.33, $45,366.83
19. Dener Barbosa, 24, 1, 5, 850.83, $52,097.60
20. Ryan Dirteater, 20, 0, 1, 805.83, $47,835.67
21. Fabiano Vieira, 24, 1, 5, 768.33, $59,163.96
22. Guilherme Marchi, 21, 0, 4, 767.49, $37,712.14
23. Luciano De Castro, 26, 0, 6, 712.50, $42,376.99
24. Stetson Lawrence, 21, 0, 2, 645.00, $32,466.67
25. Mike Lee, 26, 3, 5, 568.33, $41,956.36
26. Gage Gay, 20, 0, 0, 473.33, $27,086.67
27. Koal Livingston, 22, 1, 5, 385.00, $30,931.19
28. Dakota Buttar, 12, 0, 0, 375.83, $25,282.16
29. Brady Sims, 15, 0, 1, 345.00, $20,467.31
30. Troy Wilkinson, 10, 1, 3, 328.75, $27,900.23
31. Luis Blanco, 19, 0, 2, 324.58, $22,682.24
32. Emilio Resende, 18, 1, 4, 324.16, $28,330.51
33. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 24, 1, 4, 290.41, $25,028.33
34. J.W. Harris, 17, 1, 3, 280.41, $24,583.75
35. Brennon Eldred, 15, 2, 6, 279.16, $26,872.13
36. Reese Cates, 21, 1, 3, 275.00, $28,650.00
37. Robson Aragao, 24, 1, 4, 240.00, $21,263.33
38. Alex Marcilio, 18, 0, 4, 225.00, $21,718.57
39. Nevada Newman, 8, 0, 2, 215.00, $15,850.25
40. Cody Heffernan, 28, 1, 3, 212.50, $23,825.71
41. Jake Gowdy, 19, 1, 2, 205.00, $29,747.71
42. Kurt Shephard, 21, 0, 6, 195.00, $26,007.25
42. Sonny Schafferius, 15, 1, 5, 195.00, $17,019.65
44. Alex Cardozo, 26, 1, 2, 182.50, $18,286.64
45. Cody Campbell, 22, 1, 4, 181.65, $16,945.00

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WING WINS ROUND 1 OF LAST COWBOY STANDING

By: Mandi McCary May 13, 2017@ 12:47:00 AM

 

 

Stormy Wing currently sits at No. 7 in the world standings. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stormy Wing earned the win in Round 1 of Last Cowboy Standing Friday night after an 87.25-point ride on Captain Jack.
  • 13 cowboys recorded a ride in Round 1, meaning the 12 draw spots remaining for the required 25 for Round 2 will be determined by the world standings coming into the event.
  • J.B. Mauney finished in sixth place after his 85.75-point ride on Tap Out, his 498th ride on the BFTS.

IN THIS ARTICLE

 

LAS VEGAS – A storm descended on the Las Vegas Strip when Stormy Wing (Dalhart, Texas), one of the PBR’s biggest surprises this season, got things started with a win in Round 1 at the Built Ford Tough Series’ Last Cowboy Standing at Las Vegas Helldorado Days Friday night at the Las Vegas Village.

Wing reached 8 seconds aboard Captain Jack (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) for 87.25 points on his way to his fifth BFTS round win of the year. Wing has ridden four of the last five bulls he has faced since the Tacoma Invitational last month.

The round win awarded Wing 125 world points and $10,000. Wing currently sits at No. 7 in the world standings with the chance to make a big jump up on Saturday.

Wing was one of 13 cowboys to record a qualified ride in Round 1, guaranteeing them a spot in Saturday’s Round 2. A minimum of 25 riders are required to advance to Round 2, meaning the remaining 12 draw spots will be determined by the world standings heading into Last Cowboy Standing.

If all riders buck off in Rounds 2, 3 or 4 then all riders who attempted a bull advance to the next round.

If there is more than one ride in the final round (Round 5), then the Last Cowboy Standing will be the rider with the highest-ride score in Round 5. If there are no rides in Round 5, then the Last Cowboy Standing will be the rider with the most round points who had competed in Round 5.

CBS will broadcast the final rounds of Last Cowboy Standing on Sunday, May 14 at 4 p.m. ET.

Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) finished in second place when he covered Mortimer (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) for 87 points in Round 1. The ride was Eldred’s first on the BFTS since Round 2 in Tacoma, and he is competing in only his third BFTS event this season after making his debut in Billings, Montana.

Eldred picked up 75 world points and $3,500, moving him from No. 41 in the world standings to No. 35.

Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil), the current world standings leader, got back to form when he rode Calypso (Weber Bucking Bulls) for 86.75 points on his way to a third place finish Friday. Aparecido netted 60 world points for the round finish and $2,250. It was the first time he earned world points since finishing in ninth place in Glendale, Arizona, back in March.

Aparecido currently leads No. 2 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), who did not record a ride Friday but will advance to Round 2, by 945 points in the world standings.

Gage Gay (Staley, North Carolina) secured a fourth place finish in Round 1 after an 86.25-point trip aboard Cowboy Phil (Bar 3D Bucking Bulls) to advance to Round 2. The ride was Gay’s first since Round 1 in Tacoma, and it helped him pocket 50 world points and $1,500.

Brazilian rookie Claudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirao Dos Indios, Brazil), rode his way to a fifth place finish after an 86-point trip aboard Hy Test (Phenom Genetics). Montanha, who is competing at his first PBR event in Las Vegas, earned 40 points toward the world standings and $1,250.

Two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina) took another step toward making history when he rode Tap Out (Bar T Rodeo) for 85.75 points to finish in sixth place in Round 1. The ride was Mauney’s 498th qualified ride and leaves him two away from joining 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) and 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi (Itupeva, Brazil) as the only riders to record 500 rides on the PBR’s elite tour.

The riders who survived Round 1 will move on to Round 2 of Last Cowboy Standing Saturday night at the Las Vegas Village until only one remains as the Last Cowboy Standing.

The action from Las Vegas will begin at 8:30 p.m. PT on Saturday May 13. 

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Last Cowboy Standing as Las Vegas Helldorado Days
Las Vegas Village, Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Stormy Wing, 87.25-0-0-0-0-87.25-125 Points.
2. Brennon Eldred, 87-0-0-0-0-87.00-75 Points.
3. Eduardo Aparecido, 86.75-0-0-0-0-86.75-60 Points.
4. Gage Gay, 86.25-0-0-0-0-86.25-50 Points.
5. Claudio Montanha Jr., 86-0-0-0-0-86.00-40 Points.
6. J.B. Mauney, 85.75-0-0-0-0-85.75-20 Points.
7. Fabiano Vieira, 85.25-0-0-0-0-85.25-7.5 Points.
(tie). Koal Livingston, 85.25-0-0-0-0-85.25-7.5 Points.
9. Cody Teel, 81.25-0-0-0-0-81.25-5 Points.
(tie). Marco Antonio Eguchi, 84.75-0-0-0-0-84.75-5 Points.
(tie). Guilherme Marchi, 84.5-0-0-0-0-84.50-5 Points.
(tie). Cody Rodeo Tyler, 83.5-0-0-0-0-83.50-5 Points.
(tie). Reese Cates, 81.25-0-0-0-0-81.25-5 Points.
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Alex Marcilio, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jake Gowdy, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Alex Cardozo, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Skeeter Kingsolver, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jesse Tillman, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Michael Lane, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

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PEARL HARBOR AND PACHECO ASSERT THEMSELVES AS WORLD CHAMPION CONTENDERS AT LAST COWBOY STANDING

By: Justin Felisko May 14, 2017@ 02:41:00 AM

 

 

Pearl Harbor was named the YETI "Built for the Wild" bull of the event. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pearl Harbor rebounded in a big way from his out in Tacoma with another dominant performance in Las Vegas.
  • Kaique Pacheco earned a career-high $150,100 Saturday, but he has his eyes on a bigger check in November.
  • Meanwhile, Marco Eguchi's solid effort put him a good position for the summer.

IN THIS ARTICLE

 

LAS VEGAS – Here are three things we learned from Last Cowboy Standing this weekend at Las Vegas Village.

Pearl Harbor caps off first half with another 45-plus bull score (5-14-17)

Reigning Stock Contractor of the Year Chad Berger was curious to see how his bull Pearl Harbor would do after being ridden by Shane Proctor three weeks ago during the Tacoma Invitational.

Well, to Derek Kolbaba’s dismay, Pearl Harbor responded just fine.

The world No. 1 bull only needed three jumps during Round 3 to slide the No. 4 ranked bull rider in the world standings off his back and onto his feet in a quick 2.34 seconds.

“We found out what he is made of,” Berger said. “This was one of his best outs all year. I am pretty happy.”

It was a nice early birthday present for Pearl Harbor – the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event this weekend.

Pearl Harbor turns 6 years old on Sunday.

Kolbaba blamed himself for not putting out the effort necessary to advance in the Last Cowboy Standing competition.

“It was a pretty piss, poor effort,” Kolbaba said. “That is all that is. Yeah, he bucks hard, but it isn’t going to be easy when it comes to bulls like that. It has to be something you fight for. That was pathetic.”

Pearl Harbor was marked 45.75 points to end the first half of the Built Ford Tough Series atop the World Champion Bull race standings with a World Champion bull score average – the average of a bull’s top eight outs – of 46.25 points.

The top bull at the end of the regular-season in November wins a $25,000 bonus.

“I thought he had a great out,” Berger added. “I was thinking he should be 46-plus, but Derek didn’t last really long and we didn’t get to see much. Still, a great out.”

Overall, Pearl Harbor is 8-1 this season with an average bull score of 46.1 points per out.

Pearl Harbor has been marked no lower than 45.25 points this season and is the leading favorite to win the 2017 World Championship. 

Pearl Harbor will now rest until facing off against two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney following Round 1 of the Dakota Community Bank PBR Bull Riding Challenge Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event on June 16 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Mauney’s pursuit of becoming the third rider in PBR history to reach 500 qualified rides on the BFTS came to a screeching halt Saturday in Round 2 when he was eliminated from the competition by Moleek in 2.43 seconds.

He leaves Las Vegas stuck at 498 qualified rides.

Pacheco repeats as Last Cowboy Standing champion and wins career-high $150,100

Kaique Pacheco may have won a career-high $150,100 this weekend by repeating as Last Cowboy Standing champion, but his third PBR Major victory of his career has him that much closer toward the real payday he wants:

A PBR WORLD CHAMPION $1 MILLION BONUS.

The No. 2 bull rider in the world standings is now only 180 points behind world leader Eduardo Aparecido after being the only rider to cover his bull in Round 3 to cap off the BFTS first half with a PBR Major victory.

“I am very happy for this win,” Pacheco said with the help of a translator. “This is a very important event. This is one of the biggest events of the year. I am very proud of this accomplishment. I am also very happy God has been with me throughout my entire life. This event helps me get more points and more money.”

Pacheco began Round 3 with a 90-point ride on Spotted Demon – his first since last October (90.25 points on Crazy Horse) and third of his career – and then watched on as the seven other riders in the round (Marco Eguchi, Aparecido, Jess LockwoodSilvano AlvesCody NanceJoao Ricardo Vieira and Kolbaba) all bucked off.

The 22-year-old joins Cooper Davis, the man who edged Pacheco for the 2016 World Championship the last time he was in Las Vegas, and Claudio Crisostomo as the only riders to make the 8-second mark on Spotted Demon in 33 BFTS outs.

“He is a really rank bull,” Pacheco said. “I have seen him buck a lot of times. I was thinking of nothing in the bucking chute. I just knew I had to ride him.”

The ride was the best of the event, notching Pacheco the $26,000 prize for the highest-scored ride.

Pacheco earned 825 world points in Las Vegas and now has the most PBR Major victories (3) all-time. He has won a PBR Major every season of his three-year career. Those three wins have netted Pacheco a combined $336,225.

The Itatiba, Brazil, bull rider got a second chance to compete in the event on Saturday after being bucked off by Hard Times (2.34 seconds) in Round 1 Friday.

There were only 13 qualified rides in Round 1, therefore the final 12 spots in the draw for Round 2 were filled based on the PBR world standings following the Tacoma Invitational.

Pacheco didn’t let his second chance go for naught either.

An extremely focused Pacheco brushed off his Round 1 buckoff on Friday night by beginning Round 2 with an 88-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe, before making easy work of Spotted Demon.

Pacheco – the runner-up in the last two world title races – is set to return home to Brazil on Tuesday before returning to the United States in August to resume his pursuit of his first World Championship.

“I am not going to spend my money,” Pacheco said with a smile. “I am going to bring it home and we will find out what is going to happen to this money.”

Eguchi wins Round 2 to head into summer BFTS break 15th in the world standings

Marco Eguchi was unable to get past Bad Beagle (2.67 seconds) during Round 3, but Eguchi’s Round 2 victory still propelled him to a strong second-place finish in Las Vegas.

Eguchi won Round 2, earning 125 points toward the world standings in the process, by riding Crazy Horse for 88.25 points.

“I knew he was going to come to the left,” Eguchi said. “The last time he bucked me off, I thought he was going to come just to the right. He came to the right and turned left and bucked me off at almost 8 seconds. This time I just tried to be ready for him for when he came.”

It was a strong follow-up to his 84.75-point ride on Silver Back in Round 1.

This weekend was Eguchi’s first two-ride weekend since the Sacramento Invitational in January.

“I started real good, but I got hurt (broken ribs) in consecutive weeks and it made me down a little bit. I kept my head forward and worked hard to get better again.”

Eguchi earned 130 points overall toward the world standings to head into the summer BFTS break 15th in the world standings.

The 27-year-old was ranked 46th last year heading into the break.

“This is really important to start the second half healthy and ready,” Eguchi concluded. “I will stay here (in the U.S. this summer). I won’t go to every Touring Pro like last year. I will rest a little bit, but I will go to the main Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour events.”

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Mauney two rides away from historic 500th ride (5-12-17)

LAS VEGAS – Here are three things we learned from Round 1 of Last Cowboy Standing Friday night at Las Vegas Village.

J.B. Mauney understands the importance of a milestone like 500 qualified rides on the Built Ford Tough Series, but the two-time World Champion understands the 500-ride mark this weekend won’t be worth anything for his bank account or another world title if he doesn’t win Last Cowboy Standing.

“It don’t pay to ride 500,” Mauney said. “I don’t really worry about it. Yeah, it is a milestone, but all that reminds me is I have been around a long time.”

Regardless, Mauney’s 85.25-point ride on Tap Out pushes him to within two rides of becoming the third rider in PBR history to record 500 rides at the PBR’s highest level of competition.

 

2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi became the first rider to reach the milestone on March 8, 2014, while 2004 World Champion Mike Lee joined Marchi in the prestigious club on April 16, 2016.

Mauney has drawn Moleek (6-0, BFTS) for Round 2 on Saturday night.

If Mauney records two qualified rides on Saturday night, the 30-year-old would be the youngest rider to reach the milestone. Marchi was 31 when he accomplished it, while Lee was 32.

Mauney would be the second-fastest (11 years, 2 months and 25 days) to the mark after Marchi accomplished the feat in 9 years, 7 months and 3 days.

More importantly, the No. 3 bull rider in the world standings remains in striking distance of world leader Eduardo Aparecido heading into the final night of bull riding before the summer break.

Mauney finished sixth in the round for 20 world points.

The 12-year professional has yet to win a Last Cowboy Standing event.

“I really don’t pay attention to what I have or haven’t done,” Mauney said. “Maybe this is a new year. But I start out with the same goal. Every time you nod, you want to win.”

Well, that isn’t necessarily all true.

Mauney does notice when a bull continues to buck him off (see, Bushwacker).

“OK, just to the bulls,” Mauney said. “But, what I win with points and ride numbers, that don’t bother me. I am after gold buckles.”

Mauney didn’t win a PBR Major when he won his last gold buckle in 2015, but he is certainly aware of how much is at stake at Last Cowboy Standing.

The event winner will walk away with a minimum of 625 points toward the world standings.

“They are important,” Mauney agreed. “There are so many points up for grabs at this deal. You better have your hammer cocked and you’re A game on when you show up here. This being the last event before the break can set you up for the second-half run.”

Aparecido extends world lead to 945 points on No. 2 Pacheco

Mauney was unable to gain ground on Aparecido after the world leader made a smooth 86.75-point ride on Calypso to finish Round 1 in third place.

“This is a good score to begin the event,” Aparecido said. “Good points.”

 

Aparecido earned 60 points toward the world standings with the third-place finish, and increased his lead to 945 points on No. 2 Kaique Pacheco.

Pacheco was bucked off by Hard Times in 2.34 seconds after being forced to take the re-ride per Last Cowboy Standing ground rules after riding Red Dawn. A re-ride flag was thrown because of inferior bull performance.

Mauney trails Aparecido by 1,068.76 points.

Aparecido has been atop the world standings since winning Iron Cowboy back in February.

Iron Cowboy is the same progressive-style format as Last Cowboy Standing where a rider advances to the next round with an 8-second ride.

Saturday night the event could be over following Round 2, or it can go as long as five rounds.

“Tomorrow is a lot of bulls,” Aparecido said. “Hard bulls are waiting.”

Aparecido has drawn Cooper’s Comet (5-3, BFTS) for Round 2.

The four-time World Finals qualifier added the right arm injury that held him out of the Billings, Montana, event is now 100 percent healed.

Aparecido lost out on the 2015 Last Cowboy Standing crown in the final round of competition to Pacheco.

The 26-year-old understands a second consecutive PBR Major victory on Saturday night could put him even farther ahead of the competition during his pursuit of the 2017 World Championship. 

“I am concentrating on this event,” Aparecido concluded. “This event is very similar to Iron Cowboy. Iron Cowboy was one day. This is two days. (Saturday) will be good.  I am concentrating on winning 600 points.

“Those would be very good for me.”

Wing wins Round 1

The quick two-week Built Ford Tough Series break didn’t seem to bother Stormy Wing one bit.

The Tacoma Invitational winner picked right back up where he left off after going 3-for-3 in Washington by winning Round 1 of Last Cowboy Standing with an 87.25-point ride aboard Captain Jack.

 

Wing earned 125 points toward the world standings with the round victory.

The No. 7 bull rider in the world standings continues to find success since switching to a Brazilian bull rope, but also because of some minor adjustments he has made with his chute procedure pre-ride.

All five round wins, including both of his event victories, have come since making the switch midway through the season.

The Dalhart, Texas, bull rider used to try and replicate Mauney’s slide-and-ride mentality, but he simply didn’t have the leg or arm length to pull off the technique.

“That wasn’t working, so I went back to sliding up there and trying to gather them up in there, but I was dropping my feet down too much and I was caught sitting on my ass. Then that causes you to lean and your feet to come behind you.”

Wing then decided to make an adjustment to position his feet even higher before he nods for the gate.

“It feels almost weird to keep your feet a little bit higher in the slats above them bulls, but those big bulls, like Bruiser, your legs are above them anyways.

“You just float with them. It is just like dancing. It is an art. It is timing and getting it down.”

Wing will attempt to continue his success in Round 2 against Nailed (4-4, BFTS).

Brennon Eldred, competing in his third BFTS event, rode Mortimer for a career-high 87 points and a second-place finish.

Eldred is trying to earn a full-time spot on the BFTS and the 75 world points he picked up moved him from 41st to 35th in the world standings.

Coming in behind Aparecido was Gage Gay in fourth place. Gay rode Cowboy Phil for 86.25 points and 50 points toward the world standings.

Meanwhile, Claudio Montanha Jr. rode his way to a fifth-place finish (40 world points) after an 86-point trip on Hy Test.

There were a total of 13 qualified rides in Round 1.

Therefore, based on Last Cowboy Standing ground rules, the final 12 riders to compete in Round 2 alongside the 13 that advanced out of Round 1 will be the Top 12 riders from the world standings at the conclusion of the last BFTS event (Tacoma) that failed to make the 8-second mark in Round 1.

Here are the 25 riders advancing to Round 2 on Saturday night.

Stormy Wing, 87.25 points.
Brennon Eldred, 87 points.
Eduardo Aparecido, 86.75 points.
Gage Gay, 86.25 points.
Claudio Montanha Jr., 86 points.
J.B. Mauney, 85.75 points.
Fabiano Vieira, 85.25 points.
Koal Livingston, 85.25 points.
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 84.75 points.
Guilherme Marchi, 84.5 points.
Cody Rodeo Tyler, 83.5 points.
Cody Teel, 81.25 points.
Reese Cates, 81.25 points.
Kaique Pacheco, world ranking
Derek Kolbaba, world ranking
Chase Outlaw, world ranking
Jess Lockwood, world ranking
Matt Triplett, world ranking
Joao Ricardo Vieira, world ranking
Rubens Barbosa, world ranking
Mason Lowe, world ranking
Shane Proctor, world ranking
Cody Nance, world ranking
Silvano Alves, world ranking
Ryan Dirteater, world ranking

Injury Updates

According to Dr. Tandy Freeman, 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis is out for the remaining of Last Cowboy Standing because of a right groin strain he first sustained in Tacoma. 

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Brazilian dominance has been the norm at Last Cowboy Standing; Vegas draw notes (5-10-17)

PUEBLO, Colo. – Call it good fortune, great bull riding or a mere coincidence, but Last Cowboy Standing has simply been dominated by the PBR’s Brazilian contingent for the last five years.

World No. 2 Kaique Pacheco heads into Last Cowboy Standing this weekend as the defending event champion, and a second consecutive Last Cowboy Standing title could push the 2015 Rookie of the Year back into the world No. 1 ranking for the first time since last year’s Built Ford Tough World Finals.

RELATED: Click HERE for the complete Round 1 daysheet.

Pacheco has won at least one PBR Major in each of his first two seasons in the U.S., and last year his Last Cowboy Standing victory rocketed him from 13th in the world standings to No. 1.

 

The 22-year-old trails world leader Eduardo Aparecido, who actually was the final rider eliminated at Last Cowboy Standing last year, by 885 points in the standings.

Luke Snyder won the inaugural 2011 Last Cowboy Standing event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center before Silvano Alves went back-to-back in 2012 and 2013.

2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi followed that up with the 2014 crown before Joao Ricardo Vieira extended his lead atop the 2015 world standings with the first LCS title at the outdoor Las Vegas Village.

In fact, if you factor in the last three Iron Cowboy competitions in Arlington, Texas, which switched to a LCS format in 2015, there is an even greater Brazilian dominance. Aparecido claimed the Iron Cowboy title this past February, while Vieira laid claim to the 2015 title.

Grand Coulee, Washington, bull rider Shane Proctor won the 2016 Iron Cowboy.

There are 16 Brazilian-born riders slated to compete at this weekend’s Last Cowboy Standing event, which begins Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.

Last Cowboy Standing is a minimum of two rounds and a maximum of five. At least 25 riders will advance to Round 2, with any draw spots being filled by the current world standings heading into Last Cowboy Standing if there are less than 25 rides in Round 1.

If all riders buck off in Rounds 2, 3 or 4, then all riders that attempted a bull advance to the next round.

If there is more than one ride in the final round (Round 5), then the Last Cowboy Standing will be the rider with the highest-ride score in Round 5. If there are no rides in Round 5, then the Last Cowboy Standing will be the rider with the most round points that had competed in Round 5.

The event winner of the third PBR Major of the season will earn a minimum of $100,000 and 625 points toward the world standings.

Each round winner earns 125 points toward the world standings, as well.

It is the final BFTS event before the summer break. The BFTS will later resume on Aug. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pacheco has drawn Red Dawn (5-2, BFTS) for Round 1 on Friday night, while Aparecido will look to extend his world lead in Las Vegas when he takes on Calypso (7-4, BFTS).

Two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney has the potential to reach the historic 500-ride mark on Saturday night if he gets passed Tap Out (0-0, BFTS) in Round 1 for career ride 498 and advances to Saturday’s final rounds.

As part of the 40-rider draw, four Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour winners received exemptions to Las Vegas – Michael Lane (Milwaukee), Cody Heffernan (Wichita, Kansas), Jesse Tillman (Des Moines, Iowa) and Skeeter Kingsolver (Birmingham, Alabama).

RELATED: Lane looking to charge back at Last Cowboy Standing

Last Cowboy Standing will be the BFTS debut for Tillman. The 26-year-old is competing in just his eighth PBR event overall and is 4-for-8 in five events this year.

The Auxvasse, Missouri, bull rider is 57th in the world standings and has drawn The Kid (1-0, BFTS) for Round 1.

Meanwhile, this weekend will be Kingsolver’s first BFTS event since February 28, 2015, when he competed at Iron Cowboy. Kingsolver takes on Dream Catcher (7-5, BFTS) in Round 1.

There are six alternate spots available for Last Cowboy Standing because of injuries to No. 24 Stetson Lawrence (broken left hip), No. 25 Mike Lee(shoulder), No. 28 Dakota Buttar (torn UCL), No. 29 Brady Sims (broken leg) and No. 30 Troy Wilkinson (left groin/hand).

Buttar confirmed on Tuesday that MRI results in Canada revealed a torn ligament, as well as a broken bone in his riding elbow. The 24-year-old is waiting to hear back from Dr. Tandy Freeman on how much time he will miss, but he hopes to be back in a few weeks.

The sixth alternate spot is available because one of the Velocity Tour winner invites – Joao Ricardo Vieira – was already ranked in the Top 30 and seeded for the event.

Therefore, No. 36 Robson Aragao, No. 37 Alex Marcilio, No. 40 Jake Gowdy, No. 41 Brennon Eldred, No. 44 Alex Cardozo and No. 45 Cody Campbell are all competing in Las Vegas.

Eldred is one of four PBR bull riders also scheduled to compete during this weekend’s PRCA Helldorado Days Rodeo. Joining Eldred are No. 4 Derek Kolbaba, No. 13 Shane Proctor, and No. 14 Cody Teel.

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Remembering Rodeo Clown/Bullfighter, Kelley Lacoste

Courtesy CPRA 

Courtesy CPRA 

Condolences to the family and friends of rodeo clown/bull fighter Kelley Lacoste. Kelley lost his battle wiith cancer May 11. 

Raised on a cross bred Brahma ranch outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kelley attended the University of Tennessee on a football scholarship. The sport of rodeo also beckoned the talented athlete. While he started out his rodeo career as a bull dogger, Kelley soon turned his attention to bull fighting and clowning rodeos. Kelley came to Canada in the early '70's when he signed on to work for Saskatchewan stock contractor Jerry Myers. The 'cajun cowboy' worked for many major contractors during his career... and was selected to work the Canadian Finals Rodeo five times in the '70's-'80's as a bull fighter and from 1991-1993 as a barrel man/clown.

There will be a service for Kelley on May 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

For the Record: Helldorado history and records

Courtesy PRCA

Courtesy PRCA



It’s been a bumpy ride on the highway to Helldorado – a decade-long hiatus has left many Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days arena records intact for more than 30 years. John Quintana’s 1974 Helldorado bull riding record of 96 points is holding on strong 43 years later. 

Before Las Vegas was known as the city that never sleeps, plenty of action was brewing in 1934 as the Hoover Dam was under construction. Thousands would flock to see the unprecedented construction project, so Arizona carnival baker Clyde Zerby saw an opportunity to cash in on the clientele while giving a nod to the area’s frontier roots.

The first Helldorado was a “rowdy affair,” featuring a provocative dance show and “other attractions that would let Dam workers blow-off steam,” according to the Las Vegas Elks, who now run the annual event. 

Construction of the Dam and legalization of gambling turned Las Vegas into a booming location – and the city wanted to keep the party going. The local Elks Lodge decided an annual production of the Helldorado Days festival could keep the community bustling and attract visitors seeking a taste of the Old West. 

Under the Elks Lodge No. 1468 supervision, and with support from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, Helldorado Days took off with a more family-friendly approach – parades, contests and a rodeo. 

By 1946, the notoriety of Helldorado Days had grown to the point that Roy Rogers filmed a movie in Las Vegas with the festival as the backdrop. The entire “Helldorado” movie is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y69Df5ifOCA. 


Unfortunately, the festival disappeared for a number of years in the late 1990s, but it was resurrected in 2005 as part of Las Vegas’ centennial celebration. The rodeo returned to being a PRCA-sanctioned event in 2009 and has been going strong ever since. 

The biggest Helldorado payout was in 1984 at $257,877 – that’s roughly $607,956 in 2017 dollars, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The Helldorado record for most money won in the all-around has remained intact since 1983 when Mike Beers won $9,879.

Bareback rider Evan Jayne set the Helldorado record in 2015 with his 88-point ride on Rosser Rodeo’s Time 2 Play.  

The steer wrestlers at this year’s Helldorado rodeo have their work cut out for them as Rod Lyman’s 1987 record of 2.8 seconds is faster than any run made so far in the 2017 season by one-tenth of a second. Also in 1987, bulldogger Butch Myers matched Frank Shepperson’s 1976 record of 7.5 on two. 

Team ropers Thad Ward and Olin Pulham raised the bar in 2015 with their 4.1-second run. Meanwhile, Brian Winn and Brian Roundy’s 1993 Helldorado record of 10.0 on two remains unmatched. 

There’s a four-way tie for the Helldorado saddle bronc riding record of 87 points. Originally set by Charley Gardner in 1996, his score has since been matched by Cort Scheer in 2011, Cody Wright in 2013, and Wade Sundell in 2014. 

Tie-down roper Marty Yates was the only Helldorado record-setter in 2016 with his 7.4-second run. Meanwhile, Blair Burk’s 1998 record of 15.7 on two remains intact. 

Check back with prorodeo.com for full results once the rodeo concludes on May 14.

 

TYLER PANKEWITZ ENJOYING BEST SEASON START EVER

Tyler Pankewitz rides Duffy Rodeo's Blue Wing - Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo
* Roughstock Studio/Billie-Jean Duff photo

Courtesy CPRA

Courtesy CPRA

 


May 8, 2017 - Tyler Pankewitz can’t remember ever having a start to his season like the one that has launched his 2017 campaign. 

In fact, last year at this time, the Ponoka bull rider was just returning to action after missing most of 2015 with an injury. This time around, at the same point on the calendar, “Pank” is coming off back to back weekends that has seen him collect two firsts and a second to climb to first place in the standings. 

The most recent success came at the Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo where he mastered the Duffy Rodeo bull, Blue Wing, to the tune of 88.5 points for the $1387 win.

“He was awesome,” Pankewitz said of the seven year-old black bruiser. “He came around the end of the gate, right into my hand.” The spectacular result was especially gratifying considering the six-time CFR qualifier had never been on, or even seen, the bull before. “The guys who knew him said he was the one to have and they were definitely right.”

The $4000 haul over the last two weekends came after Pankewitz admitted to having “a little talk with myself. Before Coleman and Camrose I wasn’t feeling it, especially mentally,” he acknowledged. “I told myself ‘if you’re gonna go, you might as well go to win’.”

Pankewitz noted that he plans to follow the pattern that worked well last year and not go to as many events as he has in the past. “I find as I get older, I’m not as worn out mentally and sore if I don’t try to go to everything all the time. I’m a young person but an old bull rider,” he chuckled. Pankewitz stated that he’s hopeful he can parlay the strategy and winning attitude into a Canadian title. “That’s definitely what I’m shooting for,” he noted. “It would sure be something to talk about a few years from now.”

The newly minted team roping pairing of Brett Buss and three- time Canadian champion heeler Tyrel Flewelling has also been lighting it up in the early stages of the 2017 Canadian rodeo season. The pair earned the win at Drayton Valley with a smooth 5.0 second run for $1421 each, to extend their respective leads atop the team roping header and heeler standings. 

Other Drayton Valley winners included Saskatchewan’s Linden Woods in the bareback riding (84.5 on C+ Rodeo’s Bubbaganoosh for $1303) and veteran Jim Berry in the bronc riding (83.5 on Duffy Rodeo’s Stix for $1226). Twelve-time Canadian champion, Curtis Cassidy, prevailed in the tie down roping with an 8.3 second run to pocket $1794 while the steer wrestling honours were went to Jesse Lawes, whose 3.6 second run netted the Provost dogger $1967. And in the barrel race, Melissa Theissen built on her strong start to the season with a blazing 13.145 second run to take home $1929 and climb to third place in the standings.

Complete rodeo results are available at rodeocanada.com

Next CPRA action will be at the Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo later this week, Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13—three performances all at 7 pm.

BRC Update: BIG Weekend in Delburne & Lamont

Thank you to Coy Robbins for submitting his video of his bull ride:

 

 

Bull Riders Canada Inc. Press Release

8 May 2017

Media Contact: BRC – secretary@bullriderscanada.ca

For Immediate Release

 

 

Delburne Hillbilly Stomp Continues 

 

The Hell On Hooves production team of the Sawyer, Vold and Sahli families ensured that the Delburne Hillbilly Stomp continued in 2017. “Everyone has to give a little to make things work and we are thankful for the sponsors, the fans and the support from the area to make sure this event went off this year...” explained Curtis Sawyer before the event started.

 

In a pretty even and solid pen of bulls there were not many qualified rides. In fact, it is frustrating to see some younger cowboys get a little out of shape and step one of their legs over the neck to get off. If that is the attitude that a bull rider wants to have that is fine I guess, but it will be a short season since you will most likely end up broke or mucked out for those types of half-hearted attempts to get off.

Instead, get set in the chute, control what you can control, ride the animal out of the box after you nod your head and then make your moves while putting out the effort. That mindset and production will pay you more times than not, your riding average will go up and your chances of injuries will go down since you are focused on riding and not on where you are going to get off.

The Hillbilly Stomp featured 25 contestants in the long round, six junior bull riders and two steer riders. There was a short intermission followed by a Calcutta for the top cowboys and the short round featuring eight contestants on score and time.

Winning the long round was Coy Robbins, Bawif, AB on Outlaw Buckers 824 Scare Tactic. Coy made a solid bull ride and was in control to score 82.5 points. Griffin Smeltzer, Claresholm, ABscored 79 points on Outlaw Buckers 612 Mr. Mayhem and Travis Maguire, Siksika Nation, AB was third with a 77 point effort on Outlaw Buckers 18 Hush Up.

Following the Delburne event, Coy said "...I cannot thank Outlaw Buckers and Jeff Sahli with Hell on Hooves Productions enough for putting on such great events always! I'd like to thank my personal sponsors Bedevil Oilfield Services, LoneStar Oilfield Services, Alpha Bull Events and Emergency Refrigeration."

There were no qualified rides in the short round and since the bulls out-shone the cowboys we thought that there should be a special “shout-out” to three of the bovine athletes that stood out in the event.

In the long round, the best bull out was Outlaw Buckers 333 Jiminy’s Back who scored a solid 21.5-plus while dispatching Riley Gagnon, Innisfail, AB In the short round it was two older bulls that showed the younger stars how it gets done. Outlaw Buckers 6 Banff Ice and 724 Dakota Joe both had great days putting up 21.5-plus scores. 724 Dakota Joe being a 10-year old really looked good and that is a testament to the handling and feed programs of livestock contractors.

With the win, Robbins pocketed over $2100.00 cash and moved from 19th to 7th place in the BRC National Standings. Smeltzer moved up two spots from fourth to second and Maguire moved from 22nd place to 11th place.

Thanks to the Hell On Hooves Team and the town of Delburne for a good event and we hope to see you again next year!

 

 

Lamont 24th Annual Bull A Rama Supreme

 

The town of Lamont, with the support of the Lamont & District Agricultural Society, local businesses and throngs of loyal and passionate fans, have held one of the longest running consecutive bull riding events in Canada...for the past 24-years!

For the past two seasons, the Bull A Rama Supreme has had the largest purse for a bull riding event on the BRC schedule with $8000.00 in added money. It was unfortunate that the event had to be rescheduled this year (due to the harsh spring weather) as some contestants ended up having conflicting engagements but the fans sure read the memo! Once again they showed up in bunches and the weather even cooperated to make for a very pleasant night that saw a 26.3 percent riding average!

With double points on the line and some spots open for double entry, the cowboys in attendance knew that they were all looking at an opportunity to solidify a spot in the BRC Finals in one event! All they had to do was arrive on time, pay their entry fees and focus on their training to ride bulls.

Marcos Gloria, Central de Minas, Brazil moved from 17th in the standings all the way into the number one spot (by over 400-points!) by entering twice, placing first and second in the long round and second and third in the average.

Gloria made 1060 points and over $4800 for an 82 point effort on Trach Rodeo 700 De Ja Two and an 81 point score on Big Country Rodeo 233 Haunted...just out of the long round and average! Gloria did his job...took advantage of the opportunity presented to him, controlled what he could control, relied on his training to ride bulls and he should be proud!

The winner of the event was the cowboy who started and warmed up the best bull of the event the night before in Delburne, AB. Riley Gagnon, Innisfail, AB picked up the first major event win of his young career by being the only rider to make the whistle in the short round which was full on qualified scores from the long round...great work!

Gagnon rode Trach Rodeo 257 Too Many Beers to an 83.5 score in the short round after posting a 76 point score in the long round. For the total on two head, Gagnon also pocketed over $4800 and 700 points to move from 19th in the BRC National Standings all the way into the number three position.

Gagnon is working on his skills as a bull rider and the tangible progression is evident. Gagnon was upset and disappointed the night before, as he should have been of course, but he looked at video, kept his mind focused, stayed positive and used the evening to take care of himself and prepare for another opportunity which he made the most of! Great work Riley...that is how you build a bull rider!

Thanks again to the Trach Rodeo Company (Steven and Karen) as well as the Lamont Ag Society (Rebecca) for all of their hard work! What a fantastic event!

 

Bull Riders Canada standings are really changing with the frequency of events that are happening from now all the way through the summer months. BRC will be taking the Top 25 Contestants in the BRC National Standings along with the Top 6 Junior Steer Riders for the Season V Finals event in Lloydminster, SK December 1st & 2nd.

 

With the volume of events gearing up there is a tremendous opportunity for two companies to partner with Bull Riders Canada in order to market themselves on our web and social media platforms. The National Standings and the BRC Season Schedules are fantastic ways to align your business or brand to be seen by tens-of-thousands of people that are within your targeted geographical and demographic areas. If your company is interested in having one of these platforms branded with your name or slogan, please contact the BRC Office for more information.

 

Next up on the BRC Schedule will be the Edson BRC on Sunday May 21st, see you there!

 

Visit Bull Riders Canada website for complete Event Results and to view the current BRC Standings.

ProRodeo Weekend News Roundup - May 7th

Courtesy PRCA (ProRodeo.com)

Courtesy PRCA (ProRodeo.com)

Erickson keeps victory parade rolling


 

GUYMON, Okla. – It didn't take much more than a moment for steer wrestler Ty Erickson to create another winning moment.

The Montana cowboy, who is having a phenomenal season, added the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo to his 2017 victory list. 

Erickson, claimed his latest title with a 13.0-second time on three head to win the average. 

"Man, anytime you can win a ProRodeo it means a lot," said Erickson who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 245 pounds. "It doesn't matter whether, it's Helena (Mont.), Guymon (Okla.) or San Antonio, anytime you can win a rodeo against the caliber of guys who are going, it always feels really special." 

For Erickson’s latest victory, he earned $4,779 – $2,638 for the average.

Erickson came into this week leading the May 1 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $95,501. 

" In steer wrestling, horsepower means so much, if you're riding a good horse it gives you a chance to win every time, and makes your job that much easier."

Erickson acknowledged this present regular season has been hard for him to fathom.

"This year has been unbelievable," Erickson said "It seems like every rodeo I've gone to, I've had chances to win. I have drawn a lot of good steers, but I also think a lot of it is that I've been able to ride good horses and travel with a good crew. We (Waguespack, Clayton, Hass, his traveling partners) feed off each other. If one man is not doing so well that week the other two are right there encouraging him to do good, I think that is what is what is pretty special about our rig." 

During his Guymon victory, Erickson was riding horsepower provided by Outlaw, a horse owned by his traveling partner and reigning world champion Waguespack. 

A year ago, Erickson arrived at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER as the season leader, but left Las Vegas in seventh place in the final world standings. 

"It is a long season and we are just going to keep going to the rodeos we go to, and try and win as much money as we can," Erickson said. "I didn't do so hot at the Finals last year and I pretty much learned that rodeo is pretty humbling and you just have to worry about one steer at a time and not worry about the last one."

Other winners at the $253,433 were all around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($7,199 tie-down roping, team roping, and steer roping), bareback rider Clayton Biglow ( 86.5 points on Pickett Rodeo's Bar Code), team ropers Charly Crawford/ Joseph Harrison and Brooks Dahozy/ Tommy Zuniga (23.6 seconds on three head), saddle bronc riders Heith DeMoss (87 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo's Total Equines Angel Fire), and Rusty Wright (87 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again), tie down roper Trevor Brazile (23.1 seconds on three head), barrel racer Tracy Nowlin (35.0 seconds on two runs), steer roper Brian Garr (41.0 seconds on three head), and bull riders Trevor Reiste (84 points on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo's Bandit), and Roscoe Jarboe 84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's, Apollo's Gold).

Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo

Guymon, Okla., May 5-7

 

All-around cowboy: Trevor Brazile, $7,199, tie-down roping, team roping and steer roping.

 

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, 86.5 points on Pickett Rodeo's Bar Code, $3,232; 2. Wyatt Bloom, 84.5, $2,478; 3. Jordan Pelton, 84, $1,831; 4. (tie) Kash Wilson and Tanner Phipps, 83.5, $970 each; 6. Jake Brown, 82.5, $539; 7. Luke Creasy, 82, $431; 8. Richmond Champion, 81.5, $323. 

 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Levi Rudd, 3.9 seconds, $1,758; 2. Ty Erickson, 4.4, $1,529; 3. Casey Martin, 4.5, $1,300; 4. (tie) Tyler Waguespack and Cody Cabral, 4.6, $956 each; 6. Tristan Martin, 4.8, $612; 7. (tie) Nick Guy, Hunter Cure and Tyler Pearson, 4.9, $178 each. Second round: 1. (tie) J.D. Struxness, Hunter Crawford and Jacob Talley, 4.2 seconds, $1,529 each; 4. Levi Rudd, 4.3, $1,070; 5. (tie) Kyle Irwin, Justin Shaffer and Tyler Waguespack, 4.4, $612 each; 8. Jon Ragatz, 4.5, $153. Third round: 1. Tyler Pearson, 3.4 seconds, $1,758; 2. Riley Duvall, 3.6, $1,529; 3. Trell Etbauer, 3.7, $1,300; 4. Jon Ragatz, 3.8, $1,070; 5. (tie) Ty Erickson, Jacob Talley and Mike Bates Jr., 4.0, $612 each; 8. Tyler Waguespack, 4.1, $153. Average: 1. Ty Erickson, 13.0 seconds on three head, $2,638; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 13.1, $2,294; 3. J.D. Struxness, 13.4, $1,950; 4. Jon Ragatz, 14.4, $1,606; 5. Casey Martin, 14.6, $1,261; 6. Tyler Pearson, 15.0, $917; 7. Justin Shaffer, 15.3, $573; 8. Cole Edge, 15.9, $229. 

 

Team roping: First round: 1. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 5.9 seconds, $2,092 each; 2. (tie) Matt Sherwood/Walt Woodard and Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 6.2, $1,683 each; 4. Rowdy Rieken/Ace Pearce, 6.3, $1,274; 5. Blake Hughes/Cody Doescher, 6.7, $1,001; 6. Tyler Wade/Clint Summers, 6.8, $728; 7. Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 6.9, $455; 8. (tie) Tyler Wojciechowski/Wesley Moss and Kellan Johnson/Jhett Johnson, 7.0, $91 each. Second round: 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 5.4 seconds, $2,092 each; 2. Jr. Dees/Matt Zancanella, 5.8, $1,819; 3. (tie) Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 6.7, $1,410 each; 5. Logan Olson/Will Woodfin, 6.8, $1,001; 6. Brit Ellerman/T.J. Watts, 7.3, $728; 7. Cale Markham/Nick Simmons, 7.4, $455; 8. (tie) Chad Masters/Travis Graves and Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer, 7.5, $91 each. Third round: 1. Tyler Wojciechowski/Wesley Moss, 5.7 seconds, $2,092 each; 2. Clay Smith/Jake Smith, 5.8, $1,819; 3. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 6.4, $1,547; 4. Brooks Dahozy/Tommy Zuniga, 6.7, $1,274; 5. (tie) Tyler Wade/Clint Summers and Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 7.0, $864 each; 7. Brian Dunning/Tad Sheets, 7.4, $455; 8. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 7.6, $182. Average: 1. (tie) Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison and Brooks Dahozy/Tommy Zuniga, 23.6 seconds on three head, $2,934 each; 3. Brit Ellerman/T.J. Watts, 23.9, $2,320; 4. Brett Christensen/Dawson McMaster, 24.4, $1,910; 5. Cole Cooper/Ryon Tittel, 24.8, $1,501; 6. Shay Carroll/Nano Garza, 27.5, $1,092; 7. Jimmy Tanner/Jim Ross Cooper, 28.1, $682; 8. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Daniel Braman IV, 28.9, $273. 

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Heith DeMoss, on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo's Total Equines Angel Fire, and Rusty Wright, on Powder River Rodeo's Look Again, 87 points, $3,056 each; 3. CoBurn Bradshaw, 84.5, $1,961; 4. Tyler Corrington, 83.5, $1,269; 5. (tie) Jake Wright, Wyatt Casper and Joey Sonnier, 82, $615 each; 8. Tyrell J Smith, 81.5, $346. 

 

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Jesse Clark, 7.3 seconds, $1,787; 2. EJ Roberts, 7.6, $1,554; 3. Trevor Brazile, 7.7, $1,321; 4. Catfish Brown, 7.9, $1,088; 5. (tie) Joe Colletti, Ryan Jarrett, Marcos Costa and Riley Pruitt, 8.0, $505 each. Second round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 6.8 seconds, $1,787; 2. Tyson Durfey, 7.1, $1,554; 3. (tie) Tyler Prcin, Michael Otero and Marty Yates, 7.2, $1,088 each; 6. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Shane Hanchey, 7.3, $505 each; 8. Chris Demases, 7.5, $155. Third round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 7.3 seconds, $1,787; 2. Caddo Lewallen, 7.5, $1,554; 3. (tie) Trell Etbauer and Shane Hanchey, 7.7, $1,204 each; 5. Cimarron Boardman, 7.9, $855; 6. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Michael Otero, 8.0, $505 each; 8. Cory Solomon, 8.1, $155. Average: 1. Trevor Brazile, 23.1 seconds on three head, $2,681; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 23.3, $2,331; 3. Shane Hanchey, 23.4, $1,982; 4. Cory Solomon, 24.9, $1,632; 5. Michael Otero, 25.1, $1,282; 6. Tyson Durfey, 25.9, $932; 7. Sterling Smith, 26.0, $583; 8. Catfish Brown, 26.1, $233. 

 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Sidney Forrest, 17.40 seconds, $2,205; 2. Shea Durfey, 17.53, $1,890; 3. (tie) Tammy Fischer and Davie King, 17.56, $1,470 each; 5. Tracy Nowlin, 17.59, $1,050; 6. Britta Thiel, 17.60, $840; 7. Jessi Fish, 17.71, $630; 8. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Morgan Breaux, 17.72, $367 each; 10. (tie) Jodi Colton, Carmel Wright and Jackie Ganter, 17.73, $70 each. Second round: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 17.20 seconds, $2,205; 2. Stevi Hillman, 17.38, $1,890; 3. Tracy Nowlin, 17.41, $1,575; 4. Carmel Wright, 17.45, $1,365; 5. Dona Kay Rule, 17.46, $1,050; 6. (tie) Cayla Small, Jodi Colton and Kelly Tovar, 17.49, $630 each; 9. Tiany Schuster, 17.50, $315; 10. Becki Mask, 17.51, $210. Average: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 35.00 seconds on two head, $2,205; 2. Hailey Kinsel, 35.02, $1,890; 3. Sidney Forrest, 35.04, $1,575; 4. Carmel Wright, 35.18, $1,365; 5. Jodi Colton, 35.22, $1,050; 6. (tie) Lake Mehalic and Tammy Fischer, 35.25, $735 each; 8. Becki Mask, 35.28, $420; 9. Mary Walker, 35.34, $315; 10. Carley Richardson, 35.36, $210. 

 

Steer roping: First round: 1. Cody Lee, 12.6 seconds, $1,938; 2. Brian Garr, 12.8, $1,604; 3. K.W. Lauer, 13.1, $1,270; 4. John Bland, 13.2, $936; 5. Coy Thompson, 13.6, $602; 6. Luke Bland, 14.0, $334. Second round: 1. Marty Jones, 11.4 seconds, $1,938; 2. Scott Snedecor, 11.7, $1,604; 3. Coy Thompson, 11.9, $1,270; 4. J. Tom Fisher, 12.2, $936; 5. (tie) Shay Good and Rocky Patterson, 12.4, $468 each. Third round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.7 seconds, $1,938; 2. (tie) Chet Herren and Scott Snedecor, 9.9, $1,437 each; 4. Rocky Patterson, 10.1, $936; 5. Cody Scheck, 10.5, $602; 6. Mark Milner, 10.6, $334. Average: 1. Brian Garr, 41.0 seconds on three head, $2,908; 2. Shay Good, 42.8, $2,406; 3. K.W. Lauer, 44.3, $1,905; 4. (tie) Darin Suit and Cody Scheck, 49.0, $1,153 each; 6. Billy Good, 50.6, $501. 

 

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Trevor Reiste, on Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo's Bandit, and Roscoe Jarboe, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Apollo's Gold, 84 points, $3,313 each; 3. Boudreaux Campbell, 83, $2,125; 4. Justin Hendrix, 82.5, $1,375; 5. (tie) Kyle Zeigler and Jeff Askey, 82, $750 each; 7. John Pitts, 80.5, $500; 8. Joe Frost, 80, $375. 

 

Total payoff: $253,433. Stock contractor: Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. Sub-contractors: Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo, D & H Cattle, Pickett Rodeo, Powder River Rodeo and Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Linda Alsbaugh. Officials: Chuck Hoss, Butch Kirby, Mike Todd and Sam Minnick. Timers: Joyce Short and Jodi Crippen. Announcers: Ken Stonecipher and Andy Stewart. Specialty act: Justin Rumford. Bullfighters: Jake King and Clay Heger. Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford. Flankmen: Slick Jones II, John Franzen and Dusty Duba. Chute bosses: Art Alsbaugh, John Gwatney and Casey Harp. Pickup men: Tommy Pettit and Josh Edwards. Photographers: James Phifer and Dale Hirschman. Music director: Benje Bendele.

For more coverage of the Gymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, check out the May 26 issue of the ProRodeo Sports News.

Resistol Sophomore Saturday: Roscoe Jarboe


Teaming up with Resistol, the hat maker linked to the rodeo cowboy since 1927, ProRodeo.com is introducing a new series called “Sophomore Saturday.” For the next 10 weeks, we will speak with the 2016 Resistol Rookies of the Year in each event, with all 10 second-year athletes shedding light on their sophomore seasons.

Indicative of the rigors of competing on the PRCA circuit, stacking wins and top-finishes in a tight schedule is a feat worth commending. So far in his second full season, bull rider Roscoe Jarboe has managed to buck any set of expectations he or anyone may have had. Not only has Jarboe announced his presence with authority, his riding has demanded his acknowledgment. 

Resistol’s Bull Riding Rookie of the Year in 2016, Jarboe is currently ranked third in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings as of May 1. Having accrued $57,109 this early in the year, Jarboe trails only Garrett Smith ($75,493) and Ty Wallace ($60,275). With his rookie season behind him, Jarboe believes his maturation within ProRodeo can attest to his springtime success. 

“I have the same mental game, but as far as inside the arena, I learned that I can’t take every bull the same,” Jarboe said. “But that’s just part of growing up and learning the sport and taking your hits and going with it.”

Jarboe’s debut season in the PRCA ended with a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification, where he finished ninth in the world standings, including a win in Round 2. The WNFR did more than just fuel his cravings to return to Vegas. It taught him how to approach the magnitude of the sport’s most prestigious rodeo. 

“I had to prepare my mind for that event,” Jarboe explained. “But I mean, it is just another rodeo, but it’s also a lot bigger than all the other rodeos. It’s the Finals, it’s where everyone wants to be. 

“I just gotta prepare myself this next year if I make it there, and I’ll just have to tell myself that this is what you’ve been doing all year, these are the same bulls. You have to ride each bull the way that they’re supposed to be ridden.”

Jarboe’s standing at third in the world in his respective event was aided by his $27,033 win at the San Antonio Rodeo (Texas), as well as high finishes at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up. Such a consistent stretch has Jarboe centered for the rest of the summer. 

“I feel pretty good,” the Idaho cowboy said. “I didn’t have this much money won last year, and I definitely went to a lot more rodeos last year by this time, but if I can just keep riding my bulls and getting to where I want to go it should work out just fine and hopefully move up a couple more spots.”

Every 2016 Resistol PRCA Rookie of the Year received a customized cowboy hat from the industry’s premier hat maker. Even though the warm weather hasn’t allowed Jarboe to wear his Resistol cowboy hat as often as he’d like, he didn’t hesitate to say it’s “the best Resistol hat I’ve ever had.” 

Being named a Resistol Rookie of the Year certainly has its perks. 

For the Record: Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo



Four arena records from 2007 remain intact at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, which kicks off today. Over the next two days, we’ll find out if any of these 10-year-old records, and others, will be broken. 

Cody Ohl set the Guymon record for most money won in all-around with $14,107 in 2003. 

Bareback rider Matt Mosher set the Guymon standard with his 90-point ride on Smith, Harper and Morgan’s River Boat Annie in 2005. One year prior, bareback rider Jason Havens set the Guymon record for the two-head average with 172 points in 2004. 

It was a big year for steer wrestling in 2008 as Jason Miller set the Guymon record with 2.9 seconds and Luke Branquinho went for 10.9 on three head. Meanwhile, Kirby Kaul’s 2001 record of 16.3 on four head remains untouched. 

Team ropers Landon McClaugherty and Tommy Zuniga set the Guymon record in 2013 with a 4.6. Meanwhile, the team roping average records for Guymon are held by Coleman Proctor and Jake Long with their 20.0 on three head that was set in 2015; and Frank Graves and Monty Joe Petska’s 35.5 on four head remains intact.

Saddle bronc rider Glen O’Neill set two Guymon records in 2005 with his 91-point ride on Smith Pro Rodeo’s Big Jet and then going for 172 on two.

Tie-down roper Hunter Herrin raised the bar in 2011 when he landed a 7.0-second time. Herrin returned to Guymon in 2012 and set another record by going for 23.6 on three head. Meanwhile, Fred Whitfield’s 2006 record of 33.4 on four head remains untouched. 

Barrel racer Cassie Moseley was on fire in 2007 as she set an arena record with her 15.83-second run in the final round and clocked in at 49.86 seconds on three runs. The following year, Tammy Key-Fischer set a Guymon record for the two-run average with 33.32. 

Steer roper Dan Fisher’s 8.6-second time remains unmatched since 1990. Meanwhile, Landon McClaugherty set the five-head average record in 2009 with 63.1, not too far behind Guy Allen’s six-head average record of 77.4 that was set in 2000.

Bull rider Tyler Smith’s 93-point ride on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Rio Bravo in 2013 remains unmatched, and Wesley Silcox’s arena record of 179 on two-head remains intact since 2007.