Pro Rodeo Contestants Take Regina by Storm

Chelsea Moore and Badger - Agribition Champions - ©Lewis Images

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                     Courtesy CPRA

                     Courtesy CPRA


AIRDRIE, AB - Nov 28, 2016 - Regina’s Canadian Western Agribition Rodeo returned to its professional rodeo home for the first time in over a decade and the move was greeted by huge crowds and excited competitors.

None were happier than Pouce Coupe, BC cowgirl Chelsea Moore who dominated the barrel racing leaderboard and the pay window in her event. 

“It’s a relief for sure to get the season off to this kind of start,” Moore smiled after the Regina, Saskatchewan win. The twenty-seven year-old trainer/rider comes from a rodeo family with brother Clayton Moore, the 2013 Steer Wrestling champion of Canada and cousin Timber who makes his home in Aubrey, Texas, winning the Canadian Tie Down Roping title that same year.

But for Chelsea, the last two years have been a bit of a struggle. “We really didn’t get it going until August of both of those years. The first year my horse was green and it just took some seasoning to get him really working. Then this year we had a few injury things going on so again it was tough in July and August. Then he was really awesome for the last couple of months of the season but it was too late to make the CFR. That’s why having a start like this really takes the pressure off. As one of my friends texted me - you’re half way to Edmonton.”

Moore posted a first, a second and won the average, collecting a whopping $6615 (unofficially) at the lucrative kickoff event for the 2017 Canadian pro rodeo season. The BC domination of the barrel racing saw fellow competitors - Savona’s Sarah Gerard finish second ($5264) with three times CFR qualifier Katie Garthwaite of Merritt capturing third spot ($4013).

Moore spoke glowingly of the effort by event organizers. “I was very impressed with the production, with the ground and especially the way we were treated there. It was just a great rodeo and a lot of fun.”

Some of that fun came on the back of her ten year-old sorrel gelding, Badger, (Badger’s First Play) a cutting bred horse, sired by Reys Dual Badger out of Play Shorty Play by Shorty Lena - that her grandfather had been urging her to start training for barrel racing for two years. “I kept telling him I didn’t really want to ride the horse but one day he brought Badger to the house and said ‘just ride him’. So I finally did and there’s been no looking back. I think from now on I’ll listen when Grandpa tells me about a horse.” 

Two time Canadian Bull Riding champion, Dakota Buttar, saw his bid for three titles in a row come up short at the recently completed CFR. The Kindersley, Saskatchewan native bounced back with authority at the four day Agribition rodeo finishing second in the first round and splitting 1-3 in the other to give him the average win as well and a $6010 kickstart to the 2017 season.

When Cody Cassidy laid claim to his fifth Canadian steer Wrestling championship just two weeks ago, he made it clear that he hoped to win a few more. The Donalda, Alberta dogger wasted no time in taking a major step in that direction by winning the Regina event in commanding fashion and collecting $5255 in returning to his customary spot atop the Canadian standings.

Other Agribition winners included Albertans: bareback rider, Ky Marshall of Bowden with earnings of $5001; Lane Cust, the Sylvan Lake bronc rider ($4496) and tie down roper, Riley Warren who rode in from Stettler to pocket $5001. And in the team roping, the duo of Chase Simpson (Claresholm) and Braidy Davies (Medicine Hat) teamed to take home $4855. For complete (unofficial) results, go to rodeocanada.com

Next up on the roster for pro rodeo athletes and stock is the Wrangler NFR - which runs December 1 to 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch for daily results, highlights and releases at rodeocanada.com

 

 

CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION PRO RODEO
Regina, Saskatchewan
November 23-26, 2016
Unofficial results

BAREBACK RIDING
POOL A
First go:
 1. Pascal Isabelle, 82 points on C5 Rodeo's 06 Show Boy; 2. Wyatt Maines, 81; 3. Lane Link, 80; 4. (tie) Luke Creasy and Cole Jamieson, 78
Second go: 1. Tyler Scales, 81 points on C5 Rodeo’s 999 Cimarron; 2. Luke Creasy, 79; 3. Danny Vandenameele, 77.5; 4. Pascal Isabelle, 77
POOL B
First go:
 1. Cole Goodine, 83.5 points on Prairie Rodeo’s D3 Barcelona City; 2. (tie) Michael Solberg and Dantan Bertsch, 81; 4. Ky Marshall, 79
Second go: 1. Ky Marshall, 85 points; 2. Linden Woods, 83.5; 3. Dantan Bertsch, 82; 4. Dylan Bilton, 80
First go bareback riding payout: 1. Cole Goodine, 83.5, $2018.53; 2. Pascal Isabelle, 82, $1513.90; 3. (tie) Wyatt Maines, Michael Solberg and Dantan Bertsch, 81, $504.63 each
Second go bareback riding payout: 1. Ky Marshall, 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s D39 Make Up Face, $2018.53; 2. Linden Woods, 83.5, $1513.90; 3. Dantan Bertsch, 82, $1009.27; 4. Tyler Scales, 81, $504.63
Bareback riding aggregate: 1. Ky Marshall, 164 points on two head, $2983.91; 2. Dantan Bertsch, 163, $2237.93; 3. Cole Goodine, 160.5, $1491.96; 4. Pascal Isabelle, 159, $745.98

STEER WRESTLING
POOL A
First go:
 1. Morgan Grant, 3.2 seconds; 2. Harley Cole, 3.8; 3. Scott Guenthner, 3.9; 4. Chance Butterfield, 4.0
Second go: 1. Tanner Milan, 4.1 seconds; 2. Chance Butterfield, 4.3; 3. Morgan Grant, 7.3; 4. Brock Butterfield, 13.4
POOL B
First go:
 1. (tie) Curtis Cassidy and Travis Reay, 3.7 seconds; 3. Cody Cassidy, 3.8; 4. Stephen Culling, 4.0
Second go: 1. Cody Cassidy, 3.5 seconds; 2. Rowdy Hays, 3.7; 3. Derek Frank, 4.6; 4. Travis Reay, 5.0
First go steer wrestling payout: 1. Morgan Grant, 3.2, $2018.53; 2. (tie) Curtis Cassidy and Travis Reay, 3.7, $1261.59 each; 4. (tie) Harley Cole and Cody Cassidy, 3.8, $252.32 each
Second go steer wrestling payout: 1. Cody Cassidy, 3.5 seconds, $2018.53; 2. Rowdy Hays, 3.7, $1513.90; 3. Tanner Milan, 4.1, $1004.27; 4. Chance Butterfield, 4.3, $504.63
Steer wrestling aggregate: 1. Cody Cassidy, 7.3 seconds on two head, $2985.91; 2. Tanner Milan, 8.2, $2237.93; 3. Chance Butterfield, 8.3, $1491.96; 4. Travis Reay, 8.7, $745.98 

SADDLE BRONC RIDING:
POOL A
First Go:
 1. Dustin Flundra, 81 points on Prairie Rodeo's 60 Ames No Change; 2. Jake Watson, 78; Josh Harden, 71.5
Second Go: 1. Sam Kelts, 83 points on C5 Rodeo 00 Double D; 2. Jake Watson, 81; 3. Logan Hodson, 77; 4. Justin Meston, 75
POOL B
First go:
 Jim Berry, 80 points on C5 Rodeo’s 799 Lady Gaga; 2. (tie) Layton Green and Lane Watt, 79; 4. Lane Cust, 77
Second go: 1. (tie) Lane Cust and Luke Butterfield, 83 points; 3. Dusty Hausauer, 77.5; 4. Layton Green, 74
First go saddle bronc riding payout: 1. Dustin Flundra, 81, $2018.53; 2. Jim Berry, 80, $1513.90; 3. (tie) Layton Green and Lane Watt, 79, $756.95
Second go saddle bronc riding payout: 1. (tie) Sam Kelts, Lane Cust and Luke Butterfield, 83 points, $1513.90 each; 4. Jake Watson, 81, $504.63
Saddle bronc aggregate: 1. Lane Cust, 160 on two head, $2983.91; 2. Jake Watson, 159, $2237.83; 3. Luke Butterfield, 158.5, $1491.96; 4. Layton Green, 153, $745.98 

TEAM ROPING
POOL A
First go:
 1. Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 4.9 seconds; 2. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 10.2; 3. Kyle Smith/Tyrell Gordon, 10.3; 4. Troy Fischer/Taylor Brower, 10.8
Second go: 1. Kevin Schreiner/Jesse Popescul, 6.0 seconds; 2. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 9.6; 3. Troy Fischer/Taylor Brower, 15.1
POOL B
First go:
 1. 1. (tie) Brett Buss/Klay Whyte and Brady Chappel/Kyle Chappel, 5.2 seconds; 3. (tie) Steele De Paoli/Kasper Roy and Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 5.6
Second go: 1. Roland McFadden/Tyrel Flewelling, 5.4 seconds; 2. Braidy Davies/Chase Simpson, 6.4; 3. Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 7.0; 4. Kyle Lucas/Riley Warren, 15.0
First go team roping payout: 1. Clint Buhler/Rocky Dallyn, 4.9 seconds, $2464.73; 2. (tie) Brett Buss/Klay Whyte and Brady Chappel/Kyle Chappel, 5.2, $1540.46; 4. (tie) Steele De Paoli/Kasper Roy and Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 5.6, $309.09
Second go team roping payout: 1. Roland McFadden/Tyrel Flewelling, 5.4 seconds, $2464.73; 2. Kevin Schreiner/Jesse Popescul, 6.0, $1848.55; 3. Braidy Davies/Chase Simpson, 6.4, $1232.36; 4. Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 7.0, $618.18
Team roping aggregate: 1. Braidy Davies/Chase Simpson, 12.5 seconds on two head, $3643.51; 2. Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 12.6, $2732.63; 3. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 19.8, $1831.76; 4. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 20.5, $910.88 

TIE-DOWN ROPING
POOL A
First go:
 1. Jesse Popescul, 8.6 seconds; 2. Clayton Smith, 9.1; 3. Logan Hofer, 9.3; 4. Morgan Grant, 10.5
Second go: 1. Dean Edge, 8.7 seconds; 2. Morgan Grant, 8.9; 3. Clayton Smith, 9.0; 4. Logan Hofer, 9.8
POOL B
First go:
 1. Riley Warren, 8.4 seconds; 2. Josh Eirikson, 8.7; 3. Erik Dublanko, 9.0; 4. Kyle Lucas, 9.4
Second go: 1. Logan Bird, 8.5 seconds; 2. Erik Dublanko, 9.0; 3. Riley Warren, 9.2; 4. Stetson Vest, 9.8
First go tie-down roping payout: 1. Riley Warren, 8.4 seconds, $2018.53; 2. Jesse Popescul, 8.6, $1513.90; 3. Josh Eirikson, 8.7, $1009.27; 4. Erik Dublanko, 9.0, $504.63
Second go tie-down roping payout: 1. Logan Bird, 8.5 seconds, $2018.53; 2. Dean Edge, 8.7, $1513.90; 3. Morgan Grant, 8.9, $1009.27; 4. (tie) Clayton Smith and Erik Dublanko, 9.0, $252.32 each
Tie-down roping aggregate: 1. Riley Warren, 17.6 seconds on two head, $2983.91; 2. Erik Dublanko, 18.0, $2237.93; 3. Clayton Smith, 18.1, $1491.96; 4. Jesse Popescul, 18.6, $745.98 

BARREL RACING
POOL A
First Go:
 1. 1. Sarah Gerard, 13.937 seconds; 2. Chelsea Moore, 13.984; 3. Kendra Edey, 14.551; 4. Kirsty White, 14.850
Second Go: 1. Chelsea Moore, 14.013 seconds; 2. Sydney Daines, 14.085; 3. Sarah Gerard, 14.114; 4. Kendra Edey, 14.117
POOL B
First go: 
1. Katie Garthwaite, 14.090 seconds; 2. Nicole Pana, 14.125; 3. Toni Dixon, 14.203; 4. Gaylene Buff, 14.380
Second go: 1. Katie Garthwaite, 14.082 seconds; 2. Raylee Edwards, 14.153; 3. Nicole Pana, 14.166; 4. Colby Gilbert, 14.195
First go barrel racing payout: 1. Sarah Gerard, 13.937, $2018.53; 2. Chelsea Moore, 13.984, $1513.90; 3. Katie Garthwaite, 14.090, $1009.27; 4. Nicole Pana, 14.125, $504.63
Second go barrel racing payout: 1. Chelsea Moore, 14.013 seconds, $2018.53; 2. Katie Garthwaite, 14.082, $1513.90; 3. Sarah Gerard, 14.114, $1009.27; 4. Kendra Edey, 14.117, $504.63
Barrel racing aggregate: 1. Chelsea Moore, 27.997 on two runs, $2983.91; 2. Sarah Gerard, 28.051, $2237.93; 3. Katie Garthwaite, 28.172, $1491.96; 4. Nicole Pana, 28.291, $745.98 

BULL RIDING
POOL A
First Go:
 1. Dakota Buttar, 84 points on C5 Rodeo's 707 Whirling Dervish; 2. Jared Parsonage, 79.5; 3. Fabian Dueck, 79; 4. Jordan Hansen, 78
Second Go: 1. Dakota Buttar, 85 points on Girletz Rodeo’s 106 Freakazoid; 2. Kyle Primeau, 84 points; 3. Scott Schiffner, 82; 4. Jared Parsonage, 79.5
POOL B
First go:
 1. Zane Lambert, 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s 807 Sugar Bear; 2. Brock Radford, 82; 3. Wacey Finkbeiner, 81.5; 4. (tie) Bryce West and Garrett Green, 79
Second go: 1. (tie) Wacey Finkbeiner and Garrett Green, 85 points; 3. Tim Lipsett, 83.5; 4. Brock Radford, 82
First go bull riding payout: 1. Zane Lambert, 85 points, $2018.53; 2. Dakota Butter, 84, $1513.90; 3. Brock Radford, 82, $1009.27; 4. Wacey Finkbeiner, 81.5, $504.63
Second go bull riding payout: 1. (tie) Dakota Buttar, Wacey Finkbeiner and Garrett Green, 85 points, $1513.90 each; 4. Kyle Primeau, 84, $504.63
Bull riding aggregate: 1. Dakota Buttar, 169 point on two head, $2983.91; 2. Wacey Finkbeiner, 166.5, $2237.93; 3. (tie) Garrett Green and Brock Radford, 164, $1118.97 

Contract Personnel:
Stock contractor:
 C5 Rodeo; Sub-contractors: Prairie Rodeo, Girletz Rodeo; Rodeo secretary: Brenda Peterson; Announcer: Tim Edge; Timers: Brenda Vold, Dusty Daines; Officials: Lane Peterson, Perry Gurski; Pick Up Men: Wade Rempel, Travis Erikson; Comedy act: Ash Cooper; Bull Fighters: Ty Prescott, Beau Byrne, Kris Buffalo; Flankman: Dale Kling