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102 Years of the Falkland Stampede
 

Kolby Wanchuk - Gralyn J PhotoMay 24, 2022 l Airdrie, AB
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Kolby Wanchuk hasn’t forgotten the way his 2021 Canadian rodeo season ended. The Sherwood Park, AB bronc rider was bumped from Canadian Finals Rodeo contention on the final stop of the regular campaign.

This weekend at the 102nd Falkland Stampede, the second generation cowboy took another step toward ensuring that history would not repeat itself.

“I don’t want to miss the CFR again,” Wanchuk admitted. “I’ve been getting to the spring rodeos and I want to do whatever it takes to get back to the Finals. That’s one of my goals for this year. You can’t win a Canadian title if you’re not at the CFR.”

The 25-year-old rode Macza Pro Rodeo’s +2 Big Surprise to 86 points and the first place cheque of $1226. The win will consolidate Wanchuk’s hold on fourth place in the Canadian standings and keep him solidly in the top 15 in the World.

“I’d seen this horse quite a bit, but this was my first time on him,” Wanchuk noted. “He’s not a big horse but he tries really hard. He had a couple of big jumps at the start and then was really nice.”

Things will start heating up for Wanchuk and all CPRA contestants as the 2022 rodeo season moves into high gear. “We’ll be going back and forth across the border pretty well every week. From Reno in June to the end of August, there are rodeos almost everyday. And I want to get to every one I can.” Wanchuk is especially looking forward to the (SMS Equipment) CPRA Pro Tour events. “I want to get to as many of the 11 Tour rodeos as I can because that money makes a big difference in the Canadian standings.

”Things will start heating up for Wanchuk and all CPRA contestants as the 2022 rodeo season swings into high gear. “We’ll be going back and forth across the border pretty well every week. From Reno in June to the end of August, there are rodeos almost everyday. And I want to get to every one I can.” Wanchuk is especially looking forward to the (SMS Equipment) Pro Tour events. “I want to get to as many of the 11 Tour Tour rodeos as I can because that money makes a big difference in the Canadian standings.”

Great weather and record crowds were on hand throughout a weekend that saw several other outstanding performances. A pair of 90 point rides highlighted the weekend action with reigning Canadian Bareback Champion, Clint Laye, navigating Macza’s award winning 118 OLS Tubs Stevie Knicks to first place and $1188 in the bareback riding. That effort was matched by 2016 Canadian Champion bull rider Jordan Hansen who posted his 90 point ride on Macza’s D 180 Big City Life - good for $1398. Other Falkland champions included tie down roper, Clayton Smith who clocked an 8.5 second run for $1962; steer wrestler Quentin Branden who was 3.9 seconds ($1426), team ropers Dawson and Dillon Graham whose 4.4 netted $1512 for each. Ladies barrel racing saw a one-two split between Lynette Brodoway and Bradi Whiteside who were 16.38 seconds for $1544 each. Breakaway roper, Kylie Whiteside posted a 2.44 to win her event and pocket $994. The novice saddle bronc event also saw a tie with Colton Powell and Devon Hay marking 69 points for $224 each while in the junior steer riding, Nash Loewen was 82 points for $329.

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About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association
The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA), with headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta, is Canada's official sanctioning body for Professional Rodeo. The CPRA approves over 50 events annually, with a total payout exceeding $5.7 million. Each fall, the organization oversees the SMS Equipment Pro Tour Finals, hosts its premiere event - the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) - at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta and endorses the Maple Leaf Circuit Finals in late November. Follow the CPRA on Twitter and Instagram @prorodeocanada, 'Like' Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Facebook or online at RodeoCanada.com.
 
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~ 2022 NEWS RELEASES and ANNOUNCEMENTS ~


2022
JANUARY MAY
Big Time Success for CPRA Athletes at NWSS Graham Team Roping Brothers On Fire
MARCH SMS Equipment - Pro Tour Title Sponsor
ATB Enters Three Year Agreement as Presenting Sponsor of CFR Scott Byrne - P.A. Sport Hall of Fame Inductee
CPRA-Semi-Pro Rough Stock Agreement Taber Spring Rodeo Highlights
CPRA to Award Permit Memberships to High School Rodeo Champs and Reserve Champs SMS Equipment Pro Tour Kicks Off In Grande Prairie
APRIL 102 Years of the Falkland Stampede
Rough stock cowboys on DL list  
Exciting Season On Tap for Pro Rodeo Canada  
Veterans Shine as CPRA Season Gets Underway  
   


2021
JULY OCT
* Rodeo Canada Season Underway * Congrats 2021 CPRA Award Winners
AUGUST * Canadian Finals Rodeo is Back
  NOV
* August Long Weekend Sees Big Performances CFR - Performance One
* Dublanko and Durazo Among Weekend Winners CFR - Performance Two
* Consistency Pays Off For CPRA Athletes CFR - Performance Three
SEPT CFR - Performances Four-Five
* CFR47 Announcement Champions Declared at CFR47
  Maple Leaf Circuit Champions Decided
 







 
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