KY MARSHALL TOPS INAUGURAL HOMETOWN EVENT

Cover Photo- Ky Marshall on C5 Rodeo's Fabio - Bowden Bareback event - photo by Deanna Kristensen

For the first time, Pro Rodeo Canada bareback riders were in the spotlight this past weekend. While there are a handful of bullriding-only events and the annual Wildwood Bronc Bustin' for saddle bronc riders on the yearly schedule, bareback competitors have never before enjoyed a night for themselves until now. And the organizers of the event in Bowden, AB, last Saturday night couldn't have written a better script.

"It was an amazing feeling when they crowned me champion," offered Ky Marshall, who won the event in his hometown with an 87.5-point ride on C5 Rodeo's Fabio in the final round. "There were lots of local people there that I knew. The crowd was pretty wild. It was a good, fun night."

Marshall, who split the first round with four-time Canadian champion, Dusty LaValley with an 83-point score, won $4,270 on the night. He also added another $1,143 from the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo in Bonnyville, AB, and the 102nd annual Bruce Stampede in Bruce, AB.

"I only had about sixty-four hundred won before this," revealed the 23-year-old, reigning Canadian All-Around champion, "This could be a big turning point for me for the CFR.

"Once you get through the big rodeos like Ponoka, and you don't have much won, you start scrambling and worrying. But there is still lots of money to be won. Some guys start slowing down now and there aren’t as many Americans coming up, so you can still win a lot."

Cole Goodine is also hoping his two wins in Bonnyville and Bruce will be a turning point for him. The 25-year-old grabbed cheques worth $2,296 to push his unofficial Pro Rodeo Canada bareback season earnings to nearly 77-hundred dollars.

"Considering how this year's been a struggle with consistency and injuries, it's nice to be able to pick up a couple of wins," said Goodine, shortly after his 81.5-point trip on Franklin Rodeo's Twenty Three on Sunday afternoon in Bruce. "That was my third time on that horse. At the CFR last year, she threw me over the front, spun me around, pulled me underneath and stomped on me. That was in the back of my mind before I got on today."

"I'm really fighting to move up in the standings. The cheques are starting to add up. I'm getting closer to the target."

Tie-down roper, Riley Warren considered himself on the bubble for a CFR berth before winning $4,044 from the Medicine Hat Stampede in Medicine Hat, AB, and the Bruce Stampede.

"This should shoot me right up there in the standings now," speculated Warren, who was 8.3-seconds in Bruce to win the rodeo for the second time in four years. "Seems like you have some rodeos that you always do good at. This is a lucky place for me."

There was also a pair of bullriding-only events to round out the Pro Rodeo Canada schedule. Ty Pozzobon on Merritt, BC won the Cochrane Classic Bull Riding in Cochrane, AB, as part of his $5,528 weekend while Tim Lipsett was the champion of the White Lightning Dodge Professional Cowboy Crunch in Oyen, AB, part of a $5,554 weekend payday for the Saskatchewan cowboy.

Other top money winners from the weekend included bareback riders, Logan Hodson ($4,084), Matt Lait ($3,986) and Dusty LaValley ($3,199); bullriders Tanner Girletz ($3,866), Jordan Hansen ($3,571) and Zane Lambert ($3,356); saddle bronc riders, Tyrel Larsen ($2,786) and Sam Kelts ($2,612); steer wrestlers, Rowdy Hays ($3,812) and Straws Milan ($2,800); barrel racers, Deb Guelly ($3,478) and Braidy Howes ($2,983); tie-down ropers, Clint Arave ($2,927) and Ryan Jarrett ($2,683) and team ropers, Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler ($2,692 each) and Brett/Justin McCarroll ($1,936 each).

Next up on the Pro Rodeo Canada schedule is the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo in High Prairie, AB (July 28-29), Bulls for Breakfast in Camrose, AB (July 30-Aug 2), Mighty Fraser Pro Rodeo in Abbotsford, BC (July 31-Aug 2), Strathmore Stampede in Strathmore, AB, the ninth stop on the Wrangler Canadian Professional Rodeo Tour (July 31-Aug 3) and the North Peace Stampede in Grimshaw, AB (Aug 1-2).

 

Medicine Hat Stampede
Medicine Hat, Alberta - July 23-25, 2015 - UNOFFICIAL results

 

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Clint Laye, 84 points on Kesler Rodeo’s 657 Up Yur Ally; Matt Lait, 84 points on Kesler Rodeo’s 066 Wild Child and Kyle Bowers, 84 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Copper Cat, $2088.99 each; 4. (tie) Colin Adams and Michael Solberg, 83, $1115.31 each; 6. Jacob Stemo, 81, $637.32; 7. (tie) Spur Lacasse and Denny Phipps, 80, $477.99 each; 9. (tie) Robert Aubrey and Logan Hodson, 79.5, $265.55 each

Steer wrestling: 1. Straws Milan, 3.9 seconds, $2800.26; 2. Rowdy Hays, 4.0, $2566.91; 3. Scott Guenthner, 4.1, $2255.77; 4. (tie) Ty Miller, Curtis Cassidy, Travis Reay and Jonny Webb, 4.3, $1477.91 each; 8. Harley Cole, 4.4, $855.63; 9. Derek Frank, 4.6, $700.06; 10. Jesse Lawes, 4.8, $466.71

Team roping: 1. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 5.7 seconds, $2226.86 each; 2. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 6.3, $1936.40 each; 3. Murray Linthicum/Riley Wilson, 6.6, $1645.94 each; 4. Steele DePaoli/Kasper Roy, 6.7, $1355.48 each; 5. Stacy Cornett/Dale Skocdopole, 7.4, $1065.02 each; 6. Clayton Hansen/Chase Hansen, 7.6, $774.56 each; 7. Logan Bonnett/Keely Bonnett, 7.9, $484.10 each; 8. Kevin Schreiner/Clay Ullery, 8.3, $193.64 each

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tyrel Larsen, 86 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s 723 Sparks Fly, $2786.16; 2. Todd Herzog, 83.5, $2205.71; 3. Cody Angland, 82.5, $1857.44; 4. Sam Kelts, 81.5, $1509.17; 5. Jim Berry, 81, $928.72; 6. Ben O’Reilly, 80, $696.54; 7. Jake Watson, 79.5, $580.45; 8. Chad Thomson, 79, $464.36; 9. Mark O’Dempsey, 78.5, $348.27; 10. (tie) Cole Scott and Clinton Cox, 78, $116.09 each

Tie-down roping: 1. Clint Arave, 8.5 seconds, $2927.16; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 8.7, $2683.23; 3. Riley Warren, 8.8, $2357.99; 4. Scot Meeks, 8.9, $2032.75; 5. Chad Johnson, 9.0, $1707.51; 6. (tie) Brad Sommerfeld and Stacy Cornett, 9.1, $1219.65 each; 8. Erik Dublanko, 9.2, $894.41; 9. Justin Brinkerhoff, 9.3, $731.79; 10. Randy Smith, 9.5, $487.86

Barrel racing: 1. Deb Guelly, 17.369, $3478.00; 2. Braidy Howes, 17.614, $2782.40; 3. Nancy Csabay, 17.630, $2260.70; 4. Taylor Jacob, 17.686, $1739.00; 5. Sydney Daines, 17.692, $1391.20; 6. Cayla Melby, 17.735, $1043.40; 7. Chelsea Moore, 17.785, $869.50; 8. Skyler Mantler, 17.830, $782.55; 9. Sherry Lynn Johnson, 17.836, $695.60; 10. Alicia Stockton, 17.878, $608.65; 11. Kareen Warren, 17.909, $521.70; 12. Aimee Kay, 17.915, $434.75; 13. Nicole Pana, 17.916, $347.80; 14. Kirsten Gjerde, 18.035, $260.85; 15. Brook Robertson, 18.04, $173.90

Bull riding: 1. Wesley Silcox, 88.5 points on Kesler Rodeo’s 596 Grand Slam, $2459.04; 2. Jordan Hansen, 87, $1946.74; 3. Scott Schiffner, 85.5, $1639.36; 4. Steve Woolsey, 85, $1331.98; 5. (tie) Dakota Butter and Tim Lipsett, 82.5, $717.22 each; 7. Ardie Maier, 82, $512.30; 8. Trenton Montero, 77, $409.84 (Ground money: $64.03 each)

Stock contractor: Kesler Rodeo; Rodeo secretary: Judy Kesler Announcer: Dave Poulsen Clown: CrAsh Cooper; Pickup men: Tyler Thomson, Terry Leader; Judges: Perry Guski, Cam Morris, Lane Peterson; Timers: Margo Kesler, Mindy Blackmore; Bull fighters: Scott Byrne, Scott Waye

 

 

 

Bonnyville Pro Rodeo
Bonnyville, Alberta - July 23-25, 2015 - UNOFFICIAL results

 

Bareback riding: 1. Cole Goodine, 82 points on Franklin Rodeo’s 652 GI Jane, $1248.50; 2. Robert Aubrey, 79, $1033.255; 3. Ky Marshall, 76.5, $817.99; 4. Tate Hartell, 76, $602.73; 5. Dylan Bilton, 74, $387.47; 6. Cole Jamieson, 73.5, $215.26

Steer wrestling: 1. Cole Rutledge, 4.0 seconds, $1880.94; 2. Derek Frank, 4.4, $1635.60; 3. Morgan Grant, 4.6, $1390.26; 4. Rowdy Hays, 4.9, $1144.92; 5. (tie) Casey Lillyman and Coleman Kohorst, 5.0, $776.91 each; 7. Lucas Parker and Josh Harden, 5.3, $81.78 each

Team roping: 1. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 6.1 seconds, $1643.12 each; 2. Tyrel Flewelling/Rolland McFadden, 6.3, $1428.80 each; 3. Wyatt Branden/Tyler Schmidt, 6.6, $1214.48 each; 4. Travis Booth/Clint Weston, 6.9, $1000.16 each; 5. Trygve Pugh/Trent Tunke, 7.2, $785.84; 6. Cody Brett/Les Facca, 7.9, $571.52 each; 7. Don DePaoli/Travis Nicholson, 8.1, $357.20 each; 8. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Dustin Searcy and Clayton Hansen/Chase Hansen, 10.5, $71.44 each

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cole Neely, 79.5 points on Franklin Rodeo’s 45 Below, $1324.82; 2. Cole Scott, 78.5, $1096.42; 3. Clinton Cox, 78, $868.00; 4. Mark O’Dempsey, 77, $439.58; 5. Dustin Sippola, 76, $411.16; 6. Chad Thomson, 75.5, $228.42

Tie-down roping: 1. Kirk Robinson, 7.8 seconds, $1728.60; 2. (tie) Shaun Miller and Kyle Lucas, 8.7, $1391.20 each; 4. Mike Johnson, 8.8, $1052.80; 5. Dean Edge, 8.9, $827.20; 6. Wyatt Branden, 9.0, $601.60; 7. Lee Rombough, 9.1, $376.00; 8. (tie) Les Facca and Brad Somerfeldt, 9.2, $75.20 each

Barrel racing: 1. Kendra Edey, 17.717, $1450.89; 2. Katie Garthwaite, 17.917, $1243.62; 3. Kirsten Gjerde, 17.947, $1036.35; 4. Sydney Daines, 17.982, $898.17; 5. Julie Leggett, 17.996, $690.90; 6. Nicole Pana, 17.998, $552.72; 7. Sherry Lynn Johnson, 18.082, $414.54; 8. Cayla Melby, 18.161, $276.36; 9. Kirsty White, 18.213, $202.27; 10. Rylee McKenzie, 18.244, $138.18

Bull riding: 1. Beau Brooks, 80 points on Franklin Rodeo’s 027 Ira Hays, $1414.79; 2. Jared Parsonage, 72.5, $1170.86; 3. Jordan Hansen, 72, $926.94 (no other qualified rides
* Ground money: $455.33 each

Novice bareback riding: 1. Wyatt Gleeson, 68.5 points, $465.60; 2. Tanner Young, 66, $349.20; 3. Justice Bruno, 60.5, $232.80 (no other qualified rides)
* Ground money: $38.80 each

Novice saddle bronc riding: 1. Lane Cust, 73 points, $543.20; 2. Cody Lane, 71.5, $407.40; 3. Keenan Reinhardt, 70.5, $271.60, 4. Kole Ashbacher, 68, $135.80

Stock contractor: Franklin Rodeo; Timed event cattle: Chute 9 Cattle Company; Rodeo secretary: Mac McKie; Announcer: Brett Gardiner; Pickup men: Jeff Resch, Jason Resch; Judges: Larry Adams, Lenny Lawes; Timers: Maxine Baird, Lorraine McKie; Bull fighters: Monty Phillips, Curtis Smythe; Contract act: Austin Stewart

 

 

Bruce Stampede
Bruce, Alberta - July 25-26, 2015- UNOFFICIAL results

 

Bareback riding: 1. Cole Goodine, 81.5 points on Franklin Rodeo's F58 Twenty Three, $1046.80; 2. Bobby Peters, 81, $866.30; 3. Logan Hodson, 79, $685.82; 4. Matt Lait, 77, $505.34; 5. Ky Marshall, 76.5, $324.86; 6. Spur Lacasse, 75.5, $180.48

Steer wrestling: 1. JD Hays, 4.2 seconds, $1751.22; 2. (tie) Curtis Cassidy and Cole Rutledge, 4.3, $1408.59 each; 4. Morgan Grant, 4.5, $1065.96; 5. (tie) Derric Laye, Jesse Lawes and Lochlan O'Neill , 4.6., $609.12 each; 7. (tie) Craig Weisgerber and Layne Delemont, 4.7, $76.14 each

Team roping: 1. Kyle Lucas/Grady Branden, 5.5 seconds, $1172.18 each; 2. Travis Booth/Clint Weston, 6.2, $970.08; 3. Jeff/Grady Quam, 6.3, $767.98; 4. (tie) Jesse Popescul/Tyler Popescul and Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 6.8, $464.83 each; 6. Chase Simpson/Brady Davies, 7.3, $202.10

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Layton Green, 84.5 points on Franklin Rodeo's FS119 Scottish Lass, $1333.03; 2. Sam Kelts, 81, $1103.18; 3. Jim Berry, 80, $873.35; 4. (tie) Clinton Cox and Jake Brown, 78.5, $528.60 each; 6. Cole Scott, 77.5, $229.83

Tie-down roping: 1. Riley Warren, 8.3, $1686.36; 2. Lee Rombough, 8.4, $1466.40; 3. (tie) Logan Bird and Mike Johnson, 8.7, $1136.46 each; 5. Jesse Popescul, 8.8, $806.52; 6. Randy Smith, 9.4, $586.56; 7. Morgan Grant, 9.5, $366.60; 7. (tie) Murray Pole and Dean Edge, 9.7, 73.33 each

Ladies barrel racing: 1. Gaylene Buff, 17.443 seconds, $1406.47; 2. Nicole Pana, 17.544, $1205.55; 3. Renee Leclercq, 17.549, $1004.62; 3. Sherrylynn Johnson, 17.652, $870.67; 4. Kirsty White, 17.677, $669.75; 5. Tracy McDonald, 17.694, $535.80; 5. Katie Garthwaite, 17.709, $401.85; 6. Tara Muldoon, 17.721, $267.90; 7. Braidy Howes, 17.729, $200.92; 8. Aimee Kay, 17.747, $133.95

Bull riding: 1. Lonnie West, 83.5 points on Franklin Rodeo's FB80 Unwound, $1313.94; 2. (tie) Tyler Thomson and Jordan Hansen, 80, $974.12 each; 4. Jared Parsonage, 77.5, $634.31; 5. Ty Pozzobon, 77, $407.77; 6. Wacey Finkbeiner, 76, $226.54

Steer riding: 1. Grady Smeltzer, 76 points, $436.49; 2. Cauy Lawes, 75, $327.38; 3. Carter Sahli, 74, $218.25; 4. Quinten Taylor, 72.5, $109.13

Stock contractor: Franklin Rodeo; Rodeo secretary: Maxine Baird; Timers: Brenda Vold, Sharon Olson; Announcers: Brett Gardiner, Dustin Edwards; Judges: Ward Henry, Larry Adams, Lenny Lawes; Pickup men: Jason Resch, Jeff Resch; Bullfighters: Monty Phillips, Curtis Smythe; Clown/Barrelman: Rick Wanchuck

 

White Lightning Dodge Professional Cowboy Crunch (Bull Riding)
Oyen, Alberta - July 22, 2015 - UNOFFICIAL results

 

Long go: 1. Tim Lipsett, 87 points on Wild Hoggs’ 103 Hill Billy Heaven, $1765.40; 2. Tanner Girletz, 84, $1324.05; 3. Jared Parsonage, 83, $$882.70; 4. (tie) Dakota Butter, Beau Brooks, Skylar McBride and Jody Turner, 82, $110.33 each

Short go: no qualified rides. Ground split: $441.35 each

Average: 1. Tim Lipsett, 87 points on Wild Hoggs’ 103 Hill Billy Heaven, $3071.78; 2. Tanner Girletz, 84, $2542.18; 3. Jared Parsonage, 83, $2012.56; 4. (tie) Dakota Butter, Beau Brooks, Skylar McBride and Jody Turner, 82, $741.47 each

Stock contractor: Girletz Rodeo; Rodeo secretary: Brenda Vold

Cochrane Classic Bull Riding
Cochrane, Alberta - July 25, 2015- UNOFFICIAL results

 

Long go: 1. Ty Pozzobon, 86 points on X6B 3-213 Blue Jean Baby, $1532.60; 2. Zane Lambert, 85.5, $1149.45; 3. Beau Hill, 84.5, $766.30; 4. Jordan Hansen, 84, $383.15

Short go: 1. Ty Pozzobon, 87.5 points on Todd Braithwaite's 003 Wrangler Extreme, $919.56 (no other qualified rides)
* Ground money: $1379.34

Average: 1. Ty Pozzobon, 173.5 on two head, $2666.72; 2. Zane Lambert, 85.5/1, $2206.94; 3. Beau Hill, 84.5, $1747.16; 4. Jordan Hansen, 84, $1287.38; 5. (tie) Wesley Silcox and Adam Jamison, 81.5, $643.89

Stock contractor: Franklin Rodeo; Event secretary: Karry Krystal

 

Bowden Bareback Riding Event
Bowden, Alberta - July 25, 2015- UNOFFICIAL results

 

Long go: 1. (tie) Ky Marshall, 83 points on C5 Rodeo’s 541 Black Hills and Dusty LaValley, 83 points on C5 Rodeo’s 703 Shaken Not Stirred, $2128.37 each; 3. Logan Hodson, 82, $1526.00; 4. Matt Lait, 81.5, $1124.42; 5. Pascal Isabelle, 80, $722.84; 6. (tie) Bobby Peters and Dylan Bilton, 79.5, $200.79 each

Short go: 1. Ky Marshall, 87.5 on C5 Rodeo’s 77 Fabio, $2141.76; 2. Logan Hodson, 87, $1606.32; 3. Dusty LaValley, 85, $1070.88; 4. (tie) Matt Lait and Bobby Peters, 84.5, $267.70 each

Stock contractor: C5 Rodeo; Event secretary: Catherine Laycraft