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2018 SOUTH OF 49 RODEO NEWS
 

Five for Five.

All five Canadians who qualified for the Championship Final at Rodeo Austin earned sizeable pay cheques over the 15 day event.

Leading the way was 2016 Canadian Saddle Bronc Champion Clay Elliott
who topped the field in the Playoff Round (Semi-Finals) (87 points, $4935) and won the Final with a huge 89.5 point effort on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Nutrena's Wound Up, $9,400) for a total of $14,335. 2017 Canadian Novice Champ, Dawson Hay, made a big statement in his rookie year on the pro stage. The second generation cowboy earned a share of 8th in the first round (81.5, $761), 4th in the Playoff (81.5, $2,139) and 4th in the Final (84 points, $2,350) to total $5250 overall. Manitoba bareback rider, Orin Larsen, enjoyed significant success at the Texas venue as well… winning 2nd in the first round (87 points, $3212), 3rd in the Playoff (84.5 points, $3126) and 3rd in the Final (86 points and $4700) - $11,038 in total. Donalda, Alberta steer wrestling veteran, Curtis Cassidy, helped maintain his top 10 ranking with a share of 6th in the first round (3.8 seconds, $2,188), a 2/3 split in the playoff round (4.1, $3,619) and a share of 4th in the Final (4.2, $1,175) for $6982 overall. And defending Canadian Champion barrel racer, Carman Pozzobon, continued her winning ways. The British Columbia cowgirl picked up 4th place money ($1316) with a 15.32 second run in the semi final playoff and was 5th in the Final - $4700 for 15.13 to cap off a $6016 Austin performance.

... complete results here

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Rodeo Houston

Clint Laye - Rodeo Houston Bareback ChampionCongratulations Clint Laye - RODEOHOUSTON 2018 Super Series Bareback Riding Champion (& Super Shoot-Out qualifier)!

... Additional Canadian Cowboys headed to March 18 Super Shoot-Out - Zeke Thurston (saddle bronc), Orin Larsen (bareback) & Scott Guenthner(steer wrestler)

* And Cody Demoss won $50,000 (& the bronc riding title) with a 92 point ride on Calgary Stampede's Wild Cherry!

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Rodeo Houston's Wild Card round saw three of the five Canadians competing March 16 - successful in their bids to earn berths in the March 17 Championship Final. Zeke Thurston rode Cervi Championship Rodeo's Banger Main to top the field ($3000); Clint Laye scored 86 points on Calgary Stampede’s Unfortunate Carma to split 1/2 ($2500) and Scott Guenthner bulldogged in 3.9 seconds to earn second place and $2000. Thurston, Guenthner and Laye join previously qualified Curtis Cassidy, Levi Simpson, Jeremy Buhler and Orin Larsen making a total of seven Canadians vying for big dollars in the Championship Final.

Rodeo Houston - a non-sanctioned rodeo - runs from February 27 - March 18. The top four from each event, from each Super Series will advance to a Semifinal Round. The top four from each event in the Semifinal rounds will advance to the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship, Saturday, March 17. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday, March 16, where the top two from each event will advance to the Championship. Each event champion will walk away with a $50,000 payout, in addition to previous winnings. The RODEOHOUSTON Super Series continues through March 17, with the RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, on Sunday, March 18.

* more results here

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Late February, 2018 - And on one of the richest weeks south of the 49th parallel, Canadians made some serious noise on the world rodeo stage.

South of 49 SuccessAt the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2016 World Champion Saddle Bronc rider, Zeke Thurston, led the Canadian charge to the pay window. His 3/4 split overall netted the Big Valley, AB cowboy $13,983. In the steer wrestling, Curtis Cassidy - holder of 12 Canadian championships - split fourth overall for a lucrative $9616 payoff while in the bareback riding event, three time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Orin Larsen topped the Canadian bareback riders with $6354. Other Canadians to cash in at the rich Texas stop included bareback riders Clint Laye ($4831) and Luke Creasy ($2378); steer wrestlers Scott Guenthner ($3270) and Tanner Milan ($595); bronc rider Sam Kelts ($2378); barrel racer Carman Pozzobon ($2378) and tie down roper Kyle Lucas ($1784). The San Antonio Finals saw two Calgary Stampede horses in the spotlight. In the saddle bronc riding, 2015 World Champion Jacobs Crawley put together an 87 point ride on Tokyo Bubbles en route to the overal championship and $25,767. And in the bareback event, Mason Clements, topped the Finals with a spectacular 90 point ride on 2012 Canadian saddle bronc, Special Delivery.

At Tucson, Arizona’s La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Clint Laye carried the Canadian colours very well in the bareback riding as he placed in both the long go and short go, finishing third overall, for $5907. Luke Creasy won the long round to collect $3868 and continue enjoying his best ever early season results to remain solidly in the world standings. (The bad news is that Creasy suffered separated ribs and will be out for a few weeks.) Michael Solberg finished up 8th in the average to take home $387. Steer wrestler, Harley Cole, placed in one round and the short go, finishing up fifth in the average for a sizable $3781 payoff and Curtis Cassidy collected $1661 by placing in the second round of the tie down roping. Barrel racer, Kirsty White caught a 7th place average cheque of $1072 while bronc rider Jake Watson ($514) and team roper Clay Ullery ($118) also cashed cheques at Tucson.

The AmericanAt the mega-profitable non-sanctioned 'The American', seven Canadians qualified for Sunday’s Final: Clay Elliott, Zeke Thurston, Layton Green; steer wrestlers Tanner Milan and Scott Guenthner, bareback rider Orin Larsen and barrel racer Carman Pozzobon. Larsen, Guenthner and Elliott advanced to the Showdown round of 4 in each event where Larsen was the big winner - finishing second for $25,000. Neither Elliott nor Guenthner were able to cash in on Sunday. In the bareback riding, C5 Rodeo’s much-celebrated Virgil did it again! The great gray carried 4 time World Champion Kaycee Feild to 90.75 for the win and a share of the million dollar sidepot as a qualifier.

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Scott Guenthner - Mike Copeman photoCanadian names continue to make their way onto leaderboards south of the 49th parallel.

At San Antonio, with Round 1 of the first of two semi-finals tonight, three more Canadians joined the roster of semi-final qualifiers from Bracket #5: steer wrestler Scott Guenthner, saddle bronc rider Sam Kelts and bareback rider Luke Creasy join previously qualified Canadians: Clay Elliott (SB), Zeke Thurston (SB), Curtis Cassidy (SW), Orin Larsen (BB), Clint Laye (BB).

Among additional CPRA athletes adding dollars to their bank accounts are bareback rider Kody Lamb who enjoyed a share of 3/4 at the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida (80.5 points) for a $2648 payday At Buckeye, Arizona's Hellzapoppin Rodeo, bull rider Dawson Shannon rode for 76 points - good for 3rd place and $978 while Zeke Thurston was 4th - 77.5 points and $389. Team ropers Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler roped in 5.9 seconds for a share of 7th spot ($329 each) and barrel racer Lynette Broadway posted a 17.50 for a share of 10th. Also in Arizona, at Tucson's La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros - which runs through the coming weekend - steer wrestler Harley Cole earned 3rd place money in the first round with a 5.2 second run ($1,695). And Morgan Grant earned a 6th place cheque in the bull dogging event at Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo ($291).The American

As well, with semi-final rounds underway for the Invitational RFDTV American Rodeo, fans were excited to see two Canadians (unofficially) finish in the top 30 today from a roster of 280 plus qualifiers… and become eligible for the next round. Canadian Champion Carman Pozzobon and her Horse of the Year, Ripn Lady, ran 13.804 (good for 5th place overall) while Rylee Shields and Blue Blazin Hot Fling ran a 13.878 - good for 11th in today’s semi-final.

More updates to come. Go Canadians!

View complete unofficial #PRCA results here

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2016 Canadian Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, Clay Elliott, is among the Canadians making some loud noise this week south of the border. Elliott won the short go at San Angelo with an 87.5 on Pickett Rodeo’s Delta Dawn and split 2/3 in the average for a total of $4481. Meanwhile at San Antonio, Elliott qualified for the semi-finals out of his bracket with $2378 won.

2017 WNFR steer wrestler, Scott Guenthner (Consort, AB) qualified for the San Angelo short round, then dogged his steer in 3.7 seconds for a 1/2 split that earned him 4th in the average and a $4884 payday. Earlier in the week at the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Mississippi, Guenthner shared 2/3 in the second go-round and split 2/3/4 in the average to add $4765 to his lucrative week.

Other Canadians who have recently been productive in the U.S. include bareback rider, Orin Larsen, who earned $3416 at Jackson and has qualified for the semi-final at San Antonio; saddle bronc rider Jake Watson who finished 3rd (also at Jackson) for $3748 and steer wrestler Harley Cole, who pulled down $3088 at the Mississippi stop.

Luke Creasy finished 2nd in the long go at San Angelo and 7th in the average for $3767 while 2016 World Champion saddle bronc rider, Zeke Thurston, pocketed $1735 at San Angelo and has moved through to the San Antonio semi-finals from his bracket.

Wade Sundell on CS Yesterday's Delivery - Greg Westfall photoCanadian Champion barrel racer, Carman Pozzobon, continues to find success in Texas with a 4th place finish in the second round at San Angelo for $3215 while bronc rider Tyrel Larsen ($1813 at San Angelo) and bareback rider Clint Laye ($804 at Jackson, Mississippi) were also among Canadian money winners.

And the beat goes on for the #4 ranked steer wrestler in the world as Curtis Cassidy qualified out of his bracket for the San Antonio semi-finals with a tidy $3280 to date.

The four-legged superstars from this side of 49 enjoyed their day in the sun as well, as Calgary Stampede bareback horses YYC Departing, Princess Warrior, Reckless Margie and You See me, along with saddle broncs Peigan Warrior and Yesterday's Delivery all carried their riders to go round wins at San Antonio.

More to come in the days ahead as San Antonio inches closer to its February 25 finale and we keep an eye on the PRCA’s busy schedule for the coming weeks.

* Complete unofficial results are available at ProRodeo.com

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Curtis CassidyAt the marathon San Antonio, Texas Stock Show and Rodeo (Feb 8-25), Curtis Cassidy, who was sitting 4th in the World heading into the weekend, has moved through to the semi-final in the steer wrestling, winning $3270 in Bracket I. In the saddle bronc riding, Nanton’s Clay Elliott has similarly qualified for the semi-finals with $2378 won in his bracket. With Bracket 2 now underway, bareback rider, Orin Larsen, and saddle bronc rider, Zeke Thurston are placing with one round to go in their bracket.

Meanwhile at San Angelo (which ends next weekend), Luke Creasy continues to lead the bareback riding with his 86.5 point on Lancaster and Jones Pro Rodeo’s North Country. And reigning Canadian barrel racing champion, Carman Pozzobon, is sitting 3rd in the second round and 6th in the average.

And at Belton, Texas - which wrapped up yesterday - Morgan Grant split the steer wrestling with a 4.3 and picked up a 6th place cheque in the tie-down roping to win the All Around title and $1064.

Yuma, Arizona’s Silver Spur Rodeo wrapped up today and Creasy was on his game there as well with an 82.5 score on Salt River Rodeo's Windy Whiskey for the win and $1184. In the barrel racing event, Lynette Brodoway split 5/6 for $768 and Kirsty White was 7th for $512.

* Complete unofficial results are available at ProRodeo.com

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Carman Pozzobon - James Pfifer photoCARMAN POZZOBON FINDS SUCCESS IN FORT WORTH

Carman Pozzobon is a goal setter. Early in the 2017 Canadian Rodeo season, the Aldergrove, BC barrel racer set out to win Canada… an objective she achieved by maintaining top spot much of the year, earning season leader status and placing in 5 of 6 rounds at the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Fast forward to 2018 where the 32 year old has a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification in her sights. She’s off to a good start with a fourth place finish at the lucrative Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Pozzobon’s Fort Worth showing was highlighted by the short round win (16.33 seconds) with her total earnings, $9049.

“We ran at Fort Worth a couple of years ago… but I set myself up better this time. Fort Worth is ‘average-based’ so it’s all about keeping the barrels up and making solid runs. And I stayed at (Jackie) Ganter's so I could turn my horses out … which helped keep Ripp fresh-minded.”

Clint Laye - James Pfifer photoPozzobon’s partner is 8 year old Ripn Lady (by Frenchs Hula Guy and Bijou Betali). Ripp is one of several Frenchmans Guy bred offspring in Carman’s herd. She trained the mare herself, enjoyed a successful futurity career … and is now finding success on the pro rodeo trail… with Fort Worth her latest stop.

The next few weeks will see Pozzobon remain in Texas, where she'll compete at the PRCA San Antonio Rodeo and two non-sanctioned events: The American (Semi-Final) and Houston Rodeo.

Other Canadians who cashed in at the recent U.S. rodeos include bareback rider Orin Larsen who finished 2nd in the short round and 7th in the average at Fort Worth for $2879 and added $3080 for a 3rd place at Rapid City. Team roper, Kolton Schmidt, qualified for the Fort Worth short round but was unable to reach the pay window. And bareback rider, Clint Laye, earned the Super Shootout Fort Worth Team bareback win (January 19) - good for $10,000. (though this money does not count in the World standings)

Jordan Hansen - CFR photo by Mike CopemanThe tie-down roping Robinson brothers had a productive weekend with Ben winning Bismarck, North Dakota ($1336) and Kirk earning a 3rd place cheque at Bismarck for $875 and winning 6th at Rapid City for $2047.

2016 Canadian bull riding champion, Jordan Hansen, has seen some success at the PRCA Xtreme bull riding events. Following up his win at Rapid City ($3807), the Ponoka cowboy rode for 2nd at Bismarck and $3243.

Bareback riders Kody Lamb and Dantan Bertsch picked up smaller cheques - Lamb winning $250 for a 4th place finish at Lake Charles, Louisiana and Bertsch winning $317 at Rapid City.

Among the upcoming events south of ’49 are San Angelo (Feb 2-16) and San Antonio (Feb 8-25).

* Complete unofficial and in-progress PRCA results are available here

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Zeke Thurston - National Western 2018 Champ - Greg Westfall copyrightZeke Thurston led a parade of Canadian rough stock cowboys to the winner’s circle at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver.

The 2016 World Champion saddle bronc rider was second in the first round, split 3/4/5 in the second go, and added a 3rd place finish in the short round to top out at 255.5 points on three head, six points clear of the rest of the field. The Big Valley talent was the top money winner overall, collecting $10,934 from the Colorado stop to move him into the top ten in the world standings.

Other Canadian bronc riders to cash cheques in Denver included Kolby Wanchuk and Tyrel Larsen who were part of that 3/4/5 split in the second round for $1469 each while Jake Watson picked up a 5th place go round payoff of $882.

Brownfield, Alberta’s Luke Creasy was the top Canuck in the bareback riding as he placed in one round, was third in the short round and fourth overall for a tidy $3164 haul. And in the bull riding, a couple of Saskatchewan cowboys made money. Jared Parsonage rode all three of his bulls, and finished up splitting fourth in the average for $2040 with Todd Chotowetz earning a fifth place go round cheque of $882.

Canadian horses weren’t to be outdone by their two-legged counterparts. WNFR bareback rider, Clayton Biglow, enjoyed Calgary Stampede hospitality as he rode the Stampede’s Roll Over to 86 points to win second go-round and followed up on another Calgary horse, Zastron Acres, this time for 88 points to split the short round. And in the bronc riding, Shade Etbauer’s 86 point effort on the Stampede bronc, Zelda’s Whitney, was good for the first go win.
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Meanwhile, at the other end of the arena, Curtis Cassidy ($168) and Tanner Milan ($84) were the lone Canadian timed event competitors to make the trip to the pay window.

In addition to the two-legged and four-legged competitors, two additional Canadians, the 2017 PRCA Pickup Man of the Year, Gary Rempel, and Niki Cammaert-Flundra, 2017 Canadian Dress Act of the Year, were in the arena doing what they do so well. (Complete unofficial results below.)
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2018 National Western Stock Show & Rodeo Champions
* Unofficial results courtesy of Susan Kanode & the National Western

Bareback Riding – Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 256.5 points, $9,764
Steer Wrestling – Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 11.6, $10,331
Team Roping – Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 11.6 seconds, $7,125
Saddle Bronc Riding – Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 255.5 points, $10,934
Tie-Down Roping – Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 23.0 seconds. $10,583
Barrel Racing – Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 46.24 seconds, $8,756
Bull Riding – Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore., 252.5 points, $8,262

DENVER, (Jan. 21, 2018) – The following are unofficial results from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo.

Bareback Riding: (final round) 1, (tie) Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Vitalix William Wallace and Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., on Calgary Stampede’s Zastron Acres, 88 points and $1,450 each. 3, Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M., 86, $900. 4, Caleb Bennett, Tremnton, Utah, 84.5, $600. 5, (tie) Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas; Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.; and Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.; 83.5, $200 each. (total on three) 1, Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 256.5, $4,852. 2, Clayton Bigalow, Clements, Calif., 255.5, $3,721. 3, Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 254.5, $2,749. 4, Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M., $1,779. 5, (tie) Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., and Nate S McFadden, Elsmere, Neb., $970 each. 7, (tie) Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., and Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, $566 each.

Steer Wrestling: (final round) 1, Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 3.4 seconds, $1,450. 2, Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 4.0, $1,200. 3, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.1, $950. 4, Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., 4.2, $700. 5, Chance E. Howard, Cedarville, Ark., 4.8, $450. 6, Cody Pratt, Pueblo, Colo., 4.9, $250. (total on three) 1, Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 11.6, $5,781. 2, Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., 12.5, $5,027. 3, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 12.9, $4,273. 4, Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D., 13.6, $3,519. 5, Cody Pratt, Pueblo, Colo., 13.8, $2,765. 6, Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 13.9, $2,010. 7, Chance E. Howard, Cedarville, Ark., 14.1, $1,257. 8, Newt Novich, Twin Bridges, Mont., 14.6, $503.

Team Roping: (final round) 1, Jeff Johnston, Thedford, Neb., and Ty Talsma, Avon, S.D., 5.5 seconds, $1,421 each. 2, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 5.7, $1,176. 3, Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas, and Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz., 6.0, $931. 4, Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kans., 6.1, $686. 5, Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., and Richard Durham, Henrietta, Texas, 10.4, $441. 6, Joshua and Johnathan Torres, Ocala, Florida, 10.8, $245. (total on three) 1, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 16.2, $5,949 each. 2, Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kans., 16.3, $5,173. 3, Shay Carroll, Hico, Texas, and Cody Pearson, Tucson, Ariz., 17.0, $4,397. 4, Jeff Johnston, Thedford, Neb., and Ty Talsma, Avon, S.D., 18.9, $3,621. 5, Joshua and Johnathan Torres, Ocala, Florida, 21.4, $2,845. 6, Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., and Richard Durham, Henrietta, Texas, 21.9, $2,069. 7, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 23.8, $1,293. 8, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 26.9, $517.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round) 1, CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, 88 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Rodeo Houston’s Two Cool, $1,650. 2, Cort Scheer, Douglas, Wyo., 87.5, $1,250. 3, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 85.5, $900. 4, Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 85, $600. 5, Chanse Darling, Hyattville, Wyo., 84, $350. 6, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 78, $250. (total on three) 1, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 255.5, $5,668. 2, (tie) CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah, and Cort Scheer, Douglas Wyo., 249.5, $3,778 each. 4, Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 246, $2,078. 5, Chanse Darling, Hyattville, Wyo., 244.5, $1,322. 6, Isacc Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, 242, $945. 7, Alex Wright, Milford, Utah, 237, $756. 8, (on two) Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La., 163.5, $567.

Tie-Down Roping: (final round) 1, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 7.4 seconds, $1,450. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 7.8, $1,200. 3, (tie) Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., and Ryan Thibodeaux, Stephenville, Texas, 7.9, $825. 5, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 8.3, $450. 6, Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kans., 8.5, $250. (total on three) 1, Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 23 seconds, $5,781. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 24.1, $5,027. 3, Ryan Thibodeaux, Stephenville, Texas, 24.3, $4,273. 4, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 24.7, $3,519. 5, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 24.9, $2,765. 6, Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kans., 25.5, $2,011. 7, John Douch, Huntsville, Texas, 25.6, $1,257. 8, Ace Sloan, Cuero, Texas, 26.4, $502.

Women’s Barrel Race: (final round) 1, Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas, 15.32 seconds, $2,557. 2, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 15.34, $1,917. 3, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 15.35, $1,278. 4, Wendy McKee, Craig, Colo., 15.37, $639. (total on three) 1, Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo., 46.24 seconds, $5177. 2, Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla., 46.26, $4,437. 3, Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas, 46.28, $3, 698. 4, Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas, 46.29, $3,205. 5, Wendy McKee, Craig, Colo., 46.33, $2,465. 6, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 46.41, $1,972. 7, Haley Wolfe, Flora Vista, N.M., 46.45, $1,479. 8, (tie) Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas, and Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas, 46.51, $863 each. 10, Lori Todd, Willcox, Ariz., 46.56, $493.

Bull Riding: (final round – three rides) 1, Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas, 91 points on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Slim Kitty, $1,650. 2, Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore., 88, $1,250. 3, Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas, 86, $900. 4, Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas, 84, $600. 5, Jared Parsonage, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, 78, $350. 6, (tie) Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, and Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 74, $125 each. (total on three) 1, Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore., 252.5 seconds, $5,878. 2, Brody Yeary, Brock, Texas, 250.5, $4,506. 3, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 234.5, $3,330. 4, (tie) Jared Parsonage, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 233.5, $1, 763 each. 6, Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas 215, $979. (on two) 7, Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas, 176.5, $783. 8, Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo., 173.5, $588.

 
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Ricky Warren - Montana Circuit Finals SB ChampionCongratulations Ricky Warren, Montana Circuit Finals Saddle Bronc Champion. The Hudson’s Hope, BC cowboy won the 2nd round, split 3rd in round 3 and won the average (230 points total) to win over $6000 and the title.

Other Canadians who cashed cheques at the Great Falls event included steer wrestlers Tanner Milan who finished 2nd overall ($4200). That amount was equalled by Scott Guenthner who finished 3rd in the average. Both men placed in two of the three go-rounds as well. Tie-down ropers Logan Hofer and Erik Dublanko both won go-rounds for $2300 each. Saddle bronc rider Keenan Reinhardt also placed in two go-rounds and was fourth in the average for just under $2000 in total.

Of note as well were a number of Kesler Rodeo’s horses and bulls; Troy Vaira marked 87.5 points on Up Ur Alley to split round one in the bareback event while Alan Gobert rode saddle bronc Gone Country to 81.5 points and the third round win. Bull rider, Devon Mitchell, earned 88 points on Kesler’s Blind Spot to win round two.

Note: Saddle bronc rider, Ricky Warren, and steer wrestler, Scott Guenthner, both qualify for the Ram National Circuit Final by virtue of their success at the Montana Circuit Final.

At the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa, Texas, Luke Creasy finished 3rd in the bareback riding ($1782) while Orin Larsen was fifth ($734). Curtis Cassidy and Harley Cole both cashed cheques in the steer wrestling event and Jared Parsonage earned 7th place in the bull riding.

National WesternAnd at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, which through the 21 of this month, Zeke Thurston remains the average leader in the saddle bronc riding with 170 points on two head. Other Canadian cowboys currently placing include Tyrel Larsen, Clay Elliott and Dawson Dahm.


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