Cole Goodine wins the Benalto Stampede aboard “Easy Money” from the Frank Wyzykowski herd. (Photo by Carlie Leeder)
Pro Rodeo Canada
July 11, 2016
For immediate release
Benalto, Coronation, Taber, ALTA -When it’s a long haul all rodeo season, consistency is key for Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) competitors. A couple CPRA contestants are reaping the benefits of their consistency after last weekend’s rodeos in Benalto, Coronation and Taber.
Two-time Canadian Finals Rodeo Bareback Riding Qualifier, Cole Goodine is finding out just how beneficial consistency can be.
“So far, it’s safe to say that it’s been the best year I've ever had. I have the most money won up until this point than I’ve ever had and I’m more consistent than I've ever been,” said Goodine.
Goodine won the Benalto Stampede with a 85 point ride aboard Frank Wyzykowski’s “Easy Money”, and then turned around and won second at both the Coronation and Taber Pro Rodeo’s for a weekend total of $2,211.90. After the busiest and richest weekend of the CPRA season just a week ago that total may not seem like much, but Goodine says that after qualifying for the CFR twice now, he knows you can’t count out this money.
“If I had a weekend like this every weekend, even though they’re not the biggest cheques, you could probably be season leader pretty easily. That would be $2,000 every weekend,” said Goodine.
Another competitor seeing the benefits of consistency this weekend was Stettler, Alberta’s Riley Warren. The Tie Down Roper and Team Roper may not have taken home a first place cheque on the weekend, but between placing at all three rodeos, Warren racked up $2,301.04 to put towards the Tie Down Roping standings and an extra $421.59 in the Team Roping to boot.
This set of wins was something Warren says came in the nick of time.
“I drew pretty good calves at all of them, got them roped in a good spot and didn’t really make too many mistakes, and they paid me for it! I was actually starting to slip down in the standings quite a ways so three little cheques actually makes a huge difference to get back in the race,” said Warren.
The Tie Down Roper says he had to credit his horse for his ability to be so consistent this year. The 10-year-old sorrel mare named “Mona” has also been the picture of consistency for Warren.
“She’s actually been working awesome this year, I owe a lot of that to her. She’s been giving me a good chance to win pretty much every time,” said Warren.
Other top earning competitors of the weekend include: Steer Wrestler Tanner Milan who won a total of $2,101.91 after placing in all three rodeos, Ladies Barrel Racer Brittany Grant placed at Coronation and Benalto for a total of $2,054.37, and the top earning Bull Rider of the weekend was Kyle Brown with $1,546.00 won between two rodeos.
Up next of the rodeo schedule is the Kinsella Bull A Rama special event on July 13, the Teepee Creek Stampede runs July 15 to 17, and the Bowden Bareback Riding special event will take place July 16 where the parade will be themed . For a complete CPRA rodeo schedule and list of results go to www.rodeocanada.com.