Pro Rodeo Canada Press Release - August 11th, 2015

Jake Vold - 2015 Airdrie Pro Rodeo - photo by Jeremy Wombold

 

Pro Rodeo Canada
August 11, 2015
For immediate release


VOLD STILL ROLLING


If you’re Canadian bareback champion, Jake Vold, how do you top last season? Well, how about by winning more already this season than you did during the entire 2014 season leading up to the Canadian Finals Rodeo. 

“I was so lucky last year and drew so good everywhere pretty much all year,” recalled Vold of his championship season. “I had a slower start this spring and I knew better than to even be thinking that I could do the same thing. But I went home and got some things worked out and it started to come around.”

The 28-year-old’s unofficial 2015 Pro Rodeo Canada earnings now sit at $40,371 after a $3,329 weekend, which included a first place cheque from the Field of Dreams Stampede in La Crete, AB, for an 86-point ride on Outlaw Buckers’ Hair Trigger and a second place finish at the Wrangler Canadian Professional Rodeo Tour stop in Dawson Creek, BC.

“Rodeo’s a roller coaster ride,” offered the 2007 Canadian novice bareback champion, who had only won just over $4200 by mid-June. “Last year was a dream year that I had been waiting for and it finally came. And I wanted to repeat it so it was getting hard to keep a positive outlook.”

But, in fact, it’s been the Airdrie, AB, cowboy’s ability to stay positive that has helped him win over $36,000 since June 14th.

“I’ve got my eyes on the prize again,” concluded Vold, who is not only number one in the Pro Rodeo Canada bareback standings but sits just outside the top 15 in the world standings. “I’m just hoping to finish strong. We’ll just have to see how things go from now to the end of the year.”

South Dakota saddle bronc rider, Troy Crowser knows all too well about the rodeo roller coaster. The 27-year-old missed qualifying for last year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo by a mere $152. This season, he’s currently on the outside looking in when it comes to a CFR berth.

“I’m sitting just out of it,” declared Crowser when analyzing his position in the Pro Rodeo Canada bronc riding standings. “I really needed this and I need a few more, too.”

Crowser topped the bronc riding at the Dawson Creek Stampede with an 87.5-point ride on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s big bay stallion, Spanish Pair, to win $2,617. That, coupled with a win in late July in High Prairie, AB, has boosted Crowser’s earnings over the $10.000 mark.

Other top money winners this past week included steer wrestlers, Cody Cassidy ($2,563), Lochlan O’Neill ($2,497), Stephen Culling ($2,496) and JD Hays ($2,235); barrel racer, Nicole Pana ($2,453); bareback riders, Dusty LaValley ($2,414) and Kevin Langevin ($1,877), bullrider, Dakota Buttar ($2,346); tie-down roper, Dean Edge ($1,596); team ropers, Kolton Schmidt and Dustin Searcy ($1,757 each); all-around competitor, Josh Harden ($1,800 SB, $176 SW); novice bareback rider, Wyatt Gleason ($1,513) and novice saddle bronc rider, Ricky Warren ($1,575).

Next up on the Pro Rodeo Canada schedule are the Jasper Heritage Rodeo in Jasper, AB (Aug. 12-15), the Cranbrook Pro Rodeo in Cranbrook, BC (Aug. 14-16) and the Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo in Pincher Creek, AB (Aug. 14-16).



Dawson Creek Stampede
Dawson Creek, BC - August 7-9, 2015 - UNOFFICIAL results


Bareback riding: 1. Dusty LaValley, 87.5 points on Kesler Rodeo’s 978 Copper Cat, $2413.92; 2. Jake Vold, 86, $1911.02; 3. (tie) Matt Lait and Bobby Peters, 85, $1458.40 each; 5. (tie) Robert Aubrey and Kevin Langevin, 82.5, $704.06 each; 7. Kyle Bowers, 82, $502.90; 8. Michael Solberg, 81, $402.32; 9. Tate Hartell, 79.5, $301.74; 10. Kody Lamb, 78.5, $201.16

Steer wrestling: 1. Stephen Culling, 4.4 seconds, $2495.70; 2. Joe Guze, 4.7, $2287.73; 3. Travis Reay, 4.8, $2010.42; 4. (tie) Tyson Willick and Cody Cassidy, 4.9, $1594.48 each; 6. (tie) Craig Weisgerber, Dayton Roworth, Lochlan O’Neill and Derek Frank, 5.0, $866.56 each; 10. JD Hays and Dallas Frank, 5.1, $207.97 each

Team roping: 1. Chase Simpson/Braidy Davies, 6.1 seconds, $1837.70 each; 2. Kolton Schmidt/Dustin Searcy, 6.3, $1598.00 each; 3. Steele DePaoli/Kasper Roy, 6.4, $1358.30 each; 4. Keely Bonnett/Logan Bonnett, 7.4, $1118.60 each; 5. Jonathan Drake/Tyrell Gordon, 7.9, $878.90 each; 6. (tie) Rolland McFadden/Ty Flewelling and Levi Simpson/Clint Buhler, 9.0, $519.35 each; 8. Travis Booth/Clint Weston, 9.8, $159.80

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Troy Crowser, 87 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s 351 Spanish Pair, $2616.96; 2. Tyler Corrington, 85, $2071,76; 3. Cole Neely, 83.5, $1744.64; 4. Cort Scheer, 83, $1417.52; 5. Kyle Thomson, 82, $872.32; 6. Luke Butterfield, 81.5, $654.24; 7. Josh Harden, 80.5, $545.20; 8. (tie) Justin Berg and Call Marr, 78.5, $381.64 each; 10. Lane Watt, 77.5, $218.08

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Morgan Grant and Logan Hofer, 9.6 seconds, $2245.78 each; 3. Ben Robinson, 9.8, $1887.75; 4. Scot Meeks, 9.9, $1627.38; 5. Steele DePaoli, 10.2, $1366.99; 6. Logan Bird, 10.3, $1106.62; 7. Dean Edge, 10.8, $846.23; 8. Clint Robinson, 11.2, $716.05; 9. Kirk Robinson, 11.4, $585.85; 10. Dale Skocdopole and Mark Neitz, 12.0, $195.29 each

Barrel racing: 1. Nicole Pana, 17.383, $2186.44; 2. Katie Garthwaite, 17.511, $1858.47; 3. Kirsty White, 17.640, $1530.51; 4. Kristen Gjerde, 17.658, $1311.80; 5. Chelsea Moore, 17.753, $1093.22; 6. Kendra Edey, 17.773, $765.25; 7. Kayla Tyson, 17.847, $546.61; 8. Jane Melby, 17.884, $437.29; 9. Sydney Daines, 18.009, $382.63; 10. Cayla Melby, 18.018, $327.96; 11. Crystal Christman, 18.096, $273.31; 12. Deb Guelly, 18.165, $218.64

Bull riding: 1. Dakota Butter, 88 points on Kesler Rodeo’s 15 Anything Goes, $2346.24; 2. Wesley Silcox, 87, $1857.44; 3. Jared Parsonage, 86, $1564.16; 4. Jesse Torkelson, 84.5, $1270.88

Novice bareback riding: 1. Wyatt Gleeson, 70 points, $900.16; 2. Ryley Borris, 69.5, $675.12; 3. Dustin Shaver, 68, $450.08; 4. Bailey Plaisier, 62, $225.04

Novice saddle bronc riding: 1. Ricky Warren, 78.5 points, $931.20; 2. Chance Barrass, 72.5, $698.40; 3. Kolby Wanchuk, 70.5, $465.60; 4. Chase Zweifel, 53, $232.80

Steer riding: 1. Owen Berreth, 71.5 points, $746.89; 2. (tie) Cauy Lawes and William Barrows, 71, $466.81 each; 4. (tie) Keaton Marks and Dixon Tattrie, 68, $93.36 each

Stock contractor: Kesler Rodeo; Rodeo secretary: Judy Kesler


Field of Dreams Stampede
La Crete, AB - August 4-5, 2015 - UNOFFICIAL results


Bareback riding: 1. Jake Vold, 86 points on Outlaw Buckers’ L2 Hair Trigger, $1417.52; 2. Kevin Langevin, 84.5, $1173.12; 3. Collin Adams, 83, $928.72; 4. Cole Goodine, 81, $684.32; 5. Kody Lamb, 78, $439.92; 6. Logan Hodson, 77.5, $244.40

Steer wrestling: 1. JD Hays, 4.1 seconds, $2026.87; 2. (tie) Lochlan O’Neill and Scott Guenthner, 4.3, $1630.32; 4. (tie) Cody Cassidy, Casey Lillyman and Dustin Walker, 4.4, $969.37 each; 7. Wade Jober, 4.5, $440.62; 8. Josh Harden, 4.9, $176.25

Team roping: 1. Riley Warren/Murdock Kieth, 6.6 seconds, $922.02 each; 2. Cody Brett/Logan Bird, 7.3, $761.40; 3. Stacy Cornet/Dale Skocdopole, 8.8, $602.78; 4. (tie) Travis Booth/Clint Weston and Tyler Popescul/Jesse Popescul, 12.7, $364.84 each; 6. Kolton Schmidt/Dustin Search, 15.50, $158.63

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Josh Harden, 81 points on Outlaw Buckers’ M 46 Bush Fire and Keenan Reinhardt, 81 points on Rod Hay’s 421 Bad Romance, $1255.46 each; 3. (tie) Justin Berg and Logan Hodson, 80.5, $781.70; 5. Coleman Watt, 77, $426.38; 6. Luke Butterfield, 76, $236.88

Tie-down roping: 1. Al Bouchard, 8.1 seconds, $1567.47; 2. Lee Rombough, 8.3, $1363.00; 3. Jesse Popescul, 9.1, $1158.55; 4. Stacy Cornet, 9.3, $954.10; 5. Dean Edge, 9.6, $749.65; 6. Riley Warren, 10.3, $545.20; 7. Murray Pole, 10.4, $340.75; 8. Curtis Cassidy, 10.9, $136.30

Barrel racing: 1. Braidy Howes, 17.287 seconds, $1401.54; 2. Brooke Robertson, 17.378, $1201.32; 3. Cayla Melby, 17.497, $1001.10; 4. Rene Leclercq, 17.506, $867.62; 5. Crystal Shaw, 17.537, $667.40; 6. Kerilee Noval, 17.698, $533.92; 7. Sydney Daines, 17.710, $400.44; 8. Nicole Pana, 17.757, $266.96; 9. (tie) Wacey Hollingworth and Gaylene Buff, 17.836, $166.85 each

Bull riding: 1. Brock Radford, 86 points on Outlaw Buckers’ 011 Close Your Eyes, $1431.80; 2. (tie) Lonnie West, Fabian Dueck and Beau Brooks, 85, $920.44; 5. Tim Lipsett, 82.5, $409.09; 6. Adam Jamison, 81, $255.68 (Ground split: $42.61 each)

Novice bareback riding: 1. Wyatt Gleason, 75.5 points, $613.04; 2. Dustin Shaver, 70.5, $459.78; 3. Wyatt Maines, 70, $306.52; 4. Bailey Plaiser, 68, $153.26

Novice saddle bronc riding: 1. Ricky Warren, 66 points, $644.08; 2. Keenan Reinhardt, 64, $483.06; 3. Lane Cust, 62.5, $322.04 (Ground split: $53.67 each)

Stock contractor: Outlaw Buckers; Sub contractor: Rod Hay; Timed event contractor: Chute 9; Rodeo secretary: Mac McKie; Announcer: Tyson Pietch; Judges: Dale Reid, Larry Adams; Timers: Lorraine McKie, Shawna Adams; Bullfighters: Scott Waye, Jay Gauthier; Clown: Rick Wanchuk; Pick-up men: Jason Resch, Wade Grover