CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AT #CFR42 - ONE FOR THE AGES

 

Jake Vold - 2015 Bareback Riding Champion. Photo by Mike Copeman

2015 CANADIAN CHAMPIONS

 Bareback Riding - Jake Vold
* Average winner: Caleb Bennett

 Steer Wrestling - Cody Cassidy
* Average winner: Curtis Cassidy

 Team Roping - Roland McFadden/Tyrel Flewelling
* Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler - Average winners

 Saddle Bronc Riding - Cody DeMoss
* Average winner: Wade Sundell

 Tie-Down Roping - Shane Hanchey
* Average winner: Shane Hanchey

 Barrel Racing - Nancy Csabay - Champion & Average Winner
* Average winner: Nancy Csabay 

 Bull Riding - Dakota Buttar
* Average winner: Tyler Thomson

 All Around - Josh Harden

 High Point - Curtis Cassidy

 Top Gun (won most money overall) - Nancy Csabay ($57,056)

 Novice Bareback Riding - Wyatt Gleeson

 Novice Saddle Bronc Riding - Lane Cust

 Steer Riding - Luke Ferber

  

2015 STOCK OF THE 2015 CFR

 Bareback Horse - C5 Rodeo's Virgil

 Saddle Bronc Horse - Calgary Stampede's Tiger Warrior

 Bull of the CFR - Girletz Rodeo's Moto Moto


* Sunday, November 15 - Final Results

* Saturday, November 14 - Evening Results

* Saturday, November 14 - Matinee Results

* Friday, November 13 - Results

* Thursday, November 12 - Results

* Wednesday, November 11 - Results

Pro Rodeo Canada
November 15, 2015
For immediate release

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AT #CFR42 - ONE FOR THE AGES

 

Jake Vold made it back to back championships in the bareback riding and put an exclamation on his second title with a spectacular 89.25 point ride on the Wayne Vold four-legged superstar, True Grit. Vold's Sunday score was the highest of the entire CFR in any of the riding events and took his season earnings to a record $98,567.97, more than $22,000 better than the previous record, set by Davey
Shields Jr. back in 2004.

Vold was last the last man in the section and was ready for the moment. "I love being the last guy out and needing to be ninety to win. My style is pretty much let it all go and sometimes it doesn't work but today it felt really good.

"I actually think I'm happier this year," Vold said of his second title. "I had the best finals I've ever had and I thought if I had a really good CFR I might just get to $100.000 for the year. I guess I came pretty close."

As for the future, Vold conceded he's already thinking about next year's Wrangler NFR after just missing getting there in 2015. "I've got my eye on the prize for sure for next season," Vold smiled, adding that 'the prize' includes a run at a third Canadian title.

It was Canadian championship number four for Donalda, Alberta steer wrestler Cody Cassidy. Cassidy posted a 4.2 to win fourth in the final round and that, coupled with his fourth place finish in the aggregate, meant the second generation cowboy had equalled his dad Greg's buckle total. "That was definitely a goal," Cassidy commented. "Now I guess I'd like to shoot for five. That's how many Lee Graves won and he's probably the best Canadian steer wrestler ever. And then maybe I'll try for six or seven. My dad went until he was forty-seven and I don't see any reason why I can't do the same thing."

Cody Cassidy - 2015 Steer Wrestling Champion

It was a winning week for the Cassidy family as brother, Curtis claimed his ninth High Point title and earlier in the week, the Cassidy patriarch, Greg, was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

When you talk about barrel racer Nancy Csabay, it's all about consistency. The Taber cowgirl came into the CFR as the season leader, then placed in every CFR round with four second-place finishes, a third and a fourth, and she won the average as well, taking her season earnings total to a whopping $84,714.89. Add to that the Top Gun award for most money won at this year's CFR by a single competitor--$57,056.78, and it adds up to a sensational year for Csabay and her brilliant mount, Wicked, the eleven year-old mare that was earlier voted Horse With the Most Heart.

"She's changed my life," Csabay admitted as she spoke of the mare. "She tries so hard every time; we raised her and trained her and she is everything."

In one of the closest finishes at this year's CFR, Dakota Buttar, the Kindersley, Saskatchewan bull rider split the final round with an 87.25 point ride on the Outlaw Buckers bull, Cutie. The margin of victory for the back to back champion was less than $500.00 over Ponoka's Zane Lambert who came into
the final round in the lead but came down off the Vold bull, Smoke Show.

Buttar battled back after taking a physical pounding the night before to make a specatular ride and equal the retiring Tyler Thomson's score to split the round and earn a second Canadian title. For Thomson it was the last ride in a career that earned the Black Diamond cowboy a Canadian title in 2008
and a third place overall finish and an aggregate win at his last CFR.

Another close finish highlighted the tie down roping event where Sulphur, Louisiana cowboy, Shane Hanchey won his second Canadian title. He needed to be very solid in the final round to capture the title. And solid is exactly what Hanchey was, with an 8.2 to claim the second place nine thousand dollars in the round and first in the average.

"I knew if I got two cheques today, I'd be hard to beat," Hanchey commented and he was right as his $62,448.77 gave him a slender $2300 margin of victory over former World All Around champ, Ryan Jarrett, who won the final round with a 7.2 to put the pressure on his long-time friend.

Cody Demoss made his first trip to the Canadian Finals Rodeo a memorable one. The Heflin, Louisiana cowboy came to the finals with a comfortable lead that was never threatened during the six performances of the 42nd CFR. Demoss won the opening round, was second in three others and added a fourth place finish in round two to go with his third place standing in the aggregate; he amassed a total of $90,687.33 for the winning margin of $15,000 over the second place man, Wade Sundell of Coleman, Oklahoma who was also competing at his first CFR.

For the winning team roping duo of Roland Flewelling and Tyrel Flewelling, at least part of the preparation for the final run of the season was mental. After the team missed their steer on Saturday night, opening the door for several other teams to take a run at them, the teammates chatted about Sunday.

"I wanted to be mad at myself," McFadden related, "but Tyrel wouldn't let me. He just said let's forget about this and go out there and do what's worked for us all year long. That really helped plus we had Tyler Thomson down at our end of the arena for that last run and his job was to tell me to breath and
relax. And he did--although he did it a little more colourfully than I can pass along. But it really helped."

For Flewelling, it was his third title and a special one. "It was really great to be part of Pony's (McFadden's) first championship--that was cool, for sure. He's roped so good all year; he absolutely deserves this."

Josh Harden of Big Valley, Alberta became the second member of the Harden family to win the All-Around title, joining brother Jeremy who managed the feat back in 2005.

In the junior events, Lane Cust of Bluffton, Alberta clinched his second consecutive novice saddle bronc riding title on Saturday night to cap off a year that saw the talented twenty year-old also earn the novice title at the Calgary Stampede and semi pro titles in the Lakeland and Wild Rose Rodeo Associations. Cust won two of the five rounds at the CFR and was second in two more en route to almost $13,000 and the title.

The novice bareback riding honour went to Sundre's Wyatt Gleeson. The twenty-one year-old had to overcome getting hung-up and taking a pounding in round two of the finals to accumulate a winning season total of $11,859 to claim the champion's buckle. Both young men will be heading into the open
competition next year and both have future CFR appearances on their minds.

In the steer riding, it was Irricana's Luke Ferber who was able to catch season leader Owen Berreth to claim the championship. He put together two go-round wins, a third place finish and won the aggregate to clinch the title. With two years of steer riding eligibility remaining, the soft-spoken southern Alberta talent left no doubt as to his short-term goals. "I'd like to go for the three-peat," he smiled.

Top stock awards of the finals went to C5 Rodeo's Virgil in the bareback riding, the Calgary Stampede's Tiger Warrior in the bronc riding and the Girletz bull, Moto Moto. Virgil was ridden both of his appearances in Rexall Place--for 88 points by Caleb Bennett and 87 points by Dusty Lavalley. Each of the rides resulted in a go-round win. Tiger Warrior and Moto Moto both added a pair of buckoffs to their CFR resumes.

The CFR and professional rodeo bid farewell to popular bullfighter, Scott Byrne, who made his final appearance in a career that has earned the Prince Albert native 

Canadian Finals Rodeo
Edmonton, Alberta, Nov. 11-15

Bareback Riding: First round: 1. Caleb Bennet, 85.25 points on Kesler Rodeo's Star Burst, $12,160; 2. Ty Taypotat, 84.50, $9,042; 3. Kyle Bowers,  84.25, $5,924; 4 Jake Vold, 83.00, $2,806; 5. Clint Laye, 82.75, $1,247. Second round: 1. Caleb Bennett, 88 points on C5 Rodeo's Vigil, $12,160; 2. Dusty LaValley, 87, $9,042; 3. Jake Vold, 85.75, $5,924; 4. Clint Laye, 84.50, $2,806; 5. Ty Taypotat, 82.25, $1,247. Third round: 1. Clint Laye, 88 points on C5 Rodeo's Black Feathers, $12,160; 2. Jake Vold,87.50, $9,042; 3. Colin Adams, 86, $5,924; 4. Caleb Bennett, 85.75, $2,806; 5. Ty Taypotat, 84.50, $1,247. Fourth round: 1. (tie) Ty Taypotat, on C5 Rodeo's Fabio and Jake Vold, on Outlaw Bucker's Dallas Steams Sexy Bucks, 85.50 points, $10,600 each; 3. Kyle Bowers, 85, $5,924; 4. Kevin Langevin, 84.25, $2,806; 5. Cole Goodine, 84, $1,247. Fifth round: 1. Dusty LaValley, 87 points on C5 rodeo's Virgil, $12,160; 2. Kyle Bowers, 85, $9,042; 3. Caleb Bennett, 84.50, $5,924; 4. Ty Taypotat, 83.75, $2,806; 5. Matt Lait, 81.50, $1,247. 

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Morgan Grant, 3.4 seconds, $12,160; 2. Justin Miller, 4.0, $9,042; 3. Travis Reay, 4.2, $5,924; 4. Dustin Walker, 4.3, $2,806; 5. Curtis Cassidy, 4.9, $1,247. Second round: 1. Curtis Cassidy, 4.4 seconds, $12,160; 2. (tie) Tanner Milan and Cody Cassidy, 4.5, $7,483 each; 4. Travis Reay, 4.9, $2,806; 5. Dayton Roworth, 5.8, $1,247. Third round: 1. Cody Cassidy, 3.7 seconds, $12,160; 2. Morgan Grant, 4.0, $9,042; 3. Travis Reay, 4.1, $5,924; 4. Straws Milan, 4.3, $2,806; 5. Tanner Milan, 4.4, $1,247. Fourth round: 1. Dayton Roworth, 3.9, $12,160; 2. Cody Cassidy, 4.4, $9,042; 3. Curtis Cassidy, 4.5, $5,924; 4. Dustin Walker, 4.7, $2,806; 5. Coleman Kohorst, 5.0, $1,247; Fifth round: 1. Tanner Milan, 3.9, $12,160; 2. Straws Milan, 4.0, $9,042; 3. Curtis Cassidy, 4.2, $5,924; 4. Scott Guenthner, 4.4, $2,806; 5. Rowdy Hays, 5.4, $1,247. 

Team roping: First round: 1. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler,4.9 seconds, $6,078 each; 2. Garrett Rogers/Jacob Minor, 5.4, $4,521; 3. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 6.8, $2,962; 4. Clint Weston/Travis Booth, 8.3, $1,403; 5. Clay UlleryKevin Schreiner, 10.9, $623. Second round: 1. Roland McFadden/Tyrel Flewelling, 5.0 seconds, $6,080 each; 2. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 5.4, $4,521; 3. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 5.5, $2,962; 4. Clint Buhler/Trent Tunke, 6.1, $1,403; 5. Clay Ullery/Kevin Schreiner, 10.1, $624. Third round: 1. Clayton Hansen/Rocky Dallyn, Nanton, 5.4 seconds, $6,080 each; 2. Clay Ullery/ Kevin Schreiner, 5.7, $4,521; 3. Roland McFadden/Tyrel Flewelling, 6.0, $2,962; 4. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 9.7, $1,403; 5. Kolton Schmidt/Dustin Searcy, 10.8, $624. Fourth round: 1 Clay Ullery/Kevin Schreiner, 4.3 seconds, $6,080 each; 2. Roland McFadden/Tyrel Flewelling, 5.3, $4,521; 3. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 9.4, $2,962; 4. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 11.5, $1,403; 5. Clint Weston/Travis Booth,  $624. Fifth round: 1. Kolton Schmidt/Dustin Searcy, 3.8 seconds, $6,080; 2. Steele DePaoli/Roy Kasper, 4.5, $4,521; 3. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 4.6, $2,962; 4. Murdoch Keith/Riley Warren, 5.2, $1,403; 5. Clint Buhler/Trent Tunke, 5.3, $624.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Cody DeMoss, 85.00 points on Calgary Stampede's Mad Money, $12,160; 2. Wade Sundel, 83.75, $9,042; 3. (tie) Cort Scheer and Layton Green, 83.25, $4,365 each; 5. Kyle Thomson, 81.25, $1,247. Second round: 1. Sam Kelts, 87.75 points on Northcott Rodeo's Get Smart, $12,160; 2. Wade Sundell, 87, $9,042; 3. Chuck Schmidt, 84.50, $5,924; 4. Cody DeMoss, 83.50, $2,806; 5. Chet Johnson, 83.25, $1,247. Third round: 1 Cort Scheer, 87.50 points on Calgary Stampede's Lynx Mountain, $12,160; 2. Cody DeMoss, 85.50, $9,042; 3. Jim Berry, 83.25, $5,924; 4. Chuck Schmidt, 82.75, $2,806; 5. Layton Green, 82.25, $1,247. Fourth round: 1. (tie) Layton Green, on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Easy To Love and Wade Sundell, on Calgary Stampede's Mad Money, 84.50 points, $10,601 each; 3. Jim Berry, 83, $5,924; 4. (tie) Cort Scheer and Sam Kelts, 82.75, $2,027. Fifth round: 1. Chuck Schmidt, 87 points on Kesler Rodeo's Western Star, $12,160; 2. Cody DeMoss, 85.25, $9,042; 3. Chet Johnson, 84.50, $5,924; 4. Layton Green, 83.50, $2,806; 5. Kyle Thomson, 82.50, $1,247.

 

Tie Down Roping: First round: 1. Matt Shiozawa, 7.0 seconds, $12,160; 2. (tie) Alwin Bouchard and Ryan Jarrett, 7.5, $7,483 each; 4. Shane Hanchey, 7.9, $2,806; 5. Riley Warren, 8.5, $1,247. Second round: 1. Logan Hofer, 7.5 seconds, $12,160; 2. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Dean Edge, 7.7, $7,483 each; 4. Ryan Jarrett, 7.8, $2,806; 5. Riley Warren, 8.0, $1,247. Third round: 1. Logan Hofer, 7.7 seconds, $12,160; 2. Rhen Richard, 7.8, $9,042; 3. Riley Warren, 8.5, $5,924; 4. Kyle Lucas, 8.6, $2,806; 5. Dean Edge, 9.0, $1,247. Fourth round: 1. Shane Hanchey, 7.5 points, $12,160; 2. Ryan Jarrett, 8.0, $9,042; 3. Kyle Lucas, 8.2, $5,924; 4. Matt Shiozawa, 8.8, $2,806; 5. Rhen Richard,  9.2, $1,247. Fifth round: 1. (tie) Rhen Richard and Dean Edge, 7.8 points, $10,601 each; 3. Morgan Grant, 8.0, $5,924; 4. Alwin Bouchard, 8.2, $2,806; 5. Lee Rombough, 8.6, $1,247. 

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Julie Leggett. 14.817 seconds, $12,160; 2. Nancy Csabay, 14.834, $9,042; 3. Tony Dixon, 14.844, $5,924; 4. (tie) Kendra Edey, and Gaylene Buff, 14.860, $2,027 each. Second round: 1. Cayla Melby, 14.713 seconds, $12,160; 2. Nancy Csabay, 14.807, $9,042; 3. Tony Dixon, 14.815, $5,924; 4. Gaylene Buff, 14.870, $2,806; 5. Julie Leggett, 14.878, $1,247. Third round:1. Deb Guelly, 14.673, $12,160; 2. Braidy Howes, 14.769, $9,042; 3. Nancy Csabay, 14.839, $5,924; 4. Katie Garthwaite, 14.854, $2,806; 5. Cayla Melby, 14.902, $1,247. Fourth round: 1. Cayla Melby, 14.649, $12,160; 2. Nancy Csabay, 14.652, $9,042; 3. Julie Leggett, 14.732, $5,924; 4. Deb Guelly, 14.810, $2,806; 5. Gaylene Buff, 14.861, $1,247. Fifth round: 1. Deb Guelly, 14.418, $12,160; 2. Katie Garthwaite, 14.450, $9,042; 3. Cayla Melby, 14.483, $5,924; 4. Nancy Csabay, 14.696, $2,806; 5. Kirsty White, 14.721, $1,247.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Jared Parsonage, 86.50 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Proper Ripped, $12,160; 2. (tie) Dakota Buttar and Tanner Girletz, 85, $7,483 each; 4. Zane Lambert, 83.25, $2,806; 5. Jordan Hansen, 78.75, $1,247. Second round: 1. Scott Schiffner, 86.50 points on Big Stone Rodeo's Attitude Dude, $12,160; 2. Zane Lambert, 84.50, $9,042; 3. (tie) Jared Parsonage and Tyler Thomson, 84.25, $4,365 each; 5. Jesse Torkelson, 82.75, $1,247. Third round: 1. Zane Lambert, 86.25 points on Calgary Stampede's Wounded Warrior, $12,160; 2. Tyler Thomson, 84, $9,042; 3. Dakota Buttar, 81.50, $5,924; no other qualified rides. Fourth round: 1. Tyler Thomson, 86.75 points on Wayne Vold Rodeo's Nailed, $12,160; 2. Lonnie West, 86.25, $9,042; 3. Tanner Girletz, 85.25, $5,924; 4. Devon Mezei, 84.25, $2,806; no other qualified rides. Fifth round: 1 Zane Lambert, 86.50 points on Outlaw Buckers 2 Dark 2 C, $12,160; 2. Devon Mezei, 83.75, $9,042; 3. Tanner Girletz, 83.50, $5,924; 4. Lonnie West, 83.25, $2,806; 5 (tie) Dakota Buttar and Tyler Thomson, 81.25, $623 each.