For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Canadian Rock Band Trooper Attends Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Gala
Nashville’s Cowboy Troy Joins Gala & Golf
Legendary Canadian rock band Trooper is ready to rock the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Gala held in Red Deer on August 13, 2014.
The Juno-award winning rock band’s 10 studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards and their 6 X Platinum greatest hits, Hot Shots, continues to be one of Universal Music Canada’s best-selling catalog CDs and one of the country’s most enduring party soundtracks.
“We are excited about adding a rock element to the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic,” says Gord Bamford. “Our Gala evening is always a night to remember and I know that our featured guests are going to bring the house down with their talent and enthusiasm.”
Cowboy Troy, one of the original members of Nashville’s Muzik Mafia and familiar face performing over the years with the group Big & Rich, is also ready to head to central Alberta. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to assist Gord with his charitable endeavors. He’s a great guy and his willingness to help others, through his Foundation, makes the rest of us want to jump in and lend a hand,” says Cowboy Troy.
Other confirmed celebrities for the invitation-only Gala event include Nashville songwriters Byron Hill, Phil O’Donnell, and Buddy Owens, as well as Canadian country artists Jason Blaine, Beverley Mahood, Aaron Pritchett and Duane Steele. Along with Bamford, the group of artists will perform two songs for the Gala attendees—one song that shows they are both a little bit country & a little bit rock ‘n roll.
A number of Olympians will also be attending the Gala and Golf. They include: Canadian women’s hockey team 2014 Gold medalists and current “Amazing Race Canada” participants Natalie Spooner & Meagan Mikkelson along with their gold medal winning teammate Shannon Szabados and Rebecca Johnston, gold medalist, 2010 Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.Also joining us from anotherfamiliar sheet of ice are Kaitlyn Lawes and Jill Officer, the 2014 Canadian Women’s Curling team gold medalists. Also attending the event will be NHL Hockey players Curtis Glencross and Kris Russell, as well as NHL alumni Theoren Fleury. Past Canadian and World Champion Rodeo Cowboys Davey Shields Jr. and brothers Rod & Denny Hay have also confirmed their attendance.
This year’s installment begins on Wednesday, August 13, at 4:30 pm, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta. The invitation-only Gala evening hosts over 750 people. The golf event hosts 42 teams, and takes place at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club Thursday, August 14, 2014.
Over $355,000 was generated on August 6, 2013 thanks to the generous businesses and supporters of the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic. The dollars generated at this event support organizations that make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth and multi-use facilities all across Canada and include groups such as the Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Last fall Bamford donated $100,000 ($10,000 each) to 10 different Children’s Hospitals across Canada, and made another $100,000 commitment to the MusiCounts Canada program, to help fund music programs in Canadian schools.
The official Hashtag for the 2014 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic: #GordGives.
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2014 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic:
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OYEN, Alberta — New Zealand Bull Rider Adam Jamison is not only having the best month of his bull riding career to date, he’s having the best year. This past month alone he’s won over $25,000 and made his way into positions not only to qualify for the PBR Canadian Finals and Canadian Finals Rodeo, “He’s a threat to win,” as Tyler Thomson said on the way home this evening.
Currently third in the PBR standings in Canada, Jamison should safely jump into the top twelve of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association’s standings. He’s earned both as according to the standings he had been to more rodeos than anyone thus far.
Coming into Oyen, Adam ranked 18th in the CPRA. When adding in the $4,218 which he earned tonight, not including ground money, it pushes his season earnings up to around $12,000 on the year. Likely about $8,000 from solidifying a spot in Edmonton come November.
As usual the committee of the White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch didn’t disappoint. For 16 years there likely hasn’t been any other arena produce the energy or bull rides that have taken place. Tonight, Adam Jamison added his name to the list of champions by being the only man to cover both bulls he attempted, highlighted by this 87 on Gretzky from Sawyer Bucking Bulls.
8.00 seconds is what Wrangler Pro Official Bear Lightbown’s watch read concluding Jamison’s long round ride. When the scores were tallied it was worth 82.5 points on Mambo #5 from the Two Bit Nation and a tie for second in the long go.
Jamison had this to say about the win and the past month he’s had.
Jordan Hansen benefitted greatly from tonight’s CPRA Bull Riding in Oyen picking up over $4,100 counting towards his second CFR qualification. Hansen’s 83.5 on Mr. Mugs from Girletz Rodeo Stock earned him a second place finish in the aggregate as there was only the one qualified ride in the short go.
Reid Lozier and Todd Chotowetz haven’t had maybe the year they’ve wanted to so far but luckily there’s a ton of money on the line in the coming weeks and now is a good time to get hot. For bull riders between now and the time the North Run is over, more money is paid out than during Cowboy Christmas over the July 1st weekend. Don’t believe so? Google it.
Lozier’s 82.5 on Wanderlust from the Girletz brothers matched the 82.5 of Chotowetz’s on Rosin Fire from the Wild Hoggs. Both went home with over $2,500.
Tonight’s top bull earning the Olson Silver trophy buckle was Freakzoid from Girletz Rodeo Stock in his 44.5 point out against two-time Canadian Champ Scott Schiffner.
A huge thanks goes out to the event committee here in Oyen. There aren’t many places it’s done much better and we all sure appreciate it!
Unofficial Results from the 16th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch in Oyen, AB. July 23rd, 2014.
Long Go: 1. Jordan Hansen on Girletz Rodeo Stock’s Mr. Mugs, 83.5 points, $1,742.40; 2. (tie) Todd Chotowetz, Adam Jamison and Reid Lozier, 82.5, $871.20 each.
Short Go: 1. Adam Jamison on Sawyer Bucking Bulls’ Gretzky, 87 points, $400; plus $600 ground money.
Aggregate: 1. Adam Jamison, 169.5 on two bulls, $2,947.56; 2. Jordan Hansen, 83.5 on one bull, $2,439.36; 3. (tie) Reid Lozier and Todd Chotowetz, 82.5/1, $1,677.06 each; 5. Tim Lipsett, 81/1, $914.76; 6. Scott Schiffner, 80.5, $508.20.
Total Money Won: 1. Adam Jamison, $4,218.76 (plus $600 ground money); 2. Jordan Hansen, $4,181.76; 3. (tie) Reid Lozier and Todd Chotowetz, $2,548.26 each, 5. Tip Lipsett, $914.76; 6. Scott Schiffner, $508.20.
WPRA Barrel Racer and 2013 Jerry Ann Taylor Best Dressed Barrel Racer Award Winner, Fallon Taylor heads up what I’m referring to as the Decked Out Denim trend. Her fashion line Ranch Dress’n offers a variety of jeans in a rainbow of colors, adorned with rhinestones, arrows, feathers, dream catchers and so much more.
Though it’s not the first time we’ve seen colored denim, “old school is the new cool”. Red and royal blue are common colors carried by Wrangler, Cruel Girl and Tin Haul and can easily be picked up at your local western retailer. The current trend showcases brighter colors like cranberry and turquoises.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trend if Fallon was the only one sporting! Rodeo Queens including 2013 Miss Rodeo America, Chenae Shiner have sported painted or leather overlaid jeans. The 2014 Miss Rodeo America contestants were challenged to create their own “decked out denim” pieces as part of their pageant. They had their choice of a dress, denim jacket or jeans to emblazon at their own discretion. You can check out their creations on the Miss Rodeo America Facebook page. Of course we can’t forget Miss Rodeo Canada 2014, Nicole Briggs, who’s been spotted wearing a denim vest or two.
As always main stream fashion offers up it’s own version of deck out denim, like denim shirts embellished with tribal prints and rhinestones, vests and jackets in a variety of cuts and colors to complete any wardrobe. Miss Me Jeans calls themselves “The Original Embellished Denim” and it’s safe to label them as the go-to for jeans with rhinestones, studs and designs.
Not sure where to start or if you can pull of the fashion trend. Reds or blues are a safe bet and pair well with white, black or chambrey shirts. Feeling brave or have an itch for a Do-It-Yourself project? Pick up some white jeans and tie-dye them at home. Combine your own favorite colors and the best part is the messier the better!
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Pro Rodeo Canada
July 22, 2014
For immediate release
Making the Most of the East Run
The first rodeo that Saskatchewan bareback rider, Ty Taypotat entered this season was in Grande Prairie, AB, at the end of May. Some would argue, however, that Taypotat’s season didn’t officially begin until July 5th.
Since then, the 22-year-old, Regina cowboy has placed at seven straight rodeos, won a tidy $5,698 and moved back into contention for his third trip to the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Taypotat grabbed a first place cheque at the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo in Kennedy, SK, this past weekend for an 83.5-point ride on Big Stone Rodeo’s Time Machine, placed 2nd at the Morris Stampede in Morris, MB, and split 3-4-5 at the Cowtown Pro Rodeo in Maple Creek, SK. The “East Run” netted the CPRA’s 2011 Rookie of the Year $3,174, enough to likely move him inside the top 15 of the new Canadian Pro Rodeo bareback standings.
Barrel racer, Kerilee Noval has also been a regular at the pay window this month. In fact, she’s won money at every rodeo she’s entered in July.
“Once we got to the big outdoor rodeos, I was a lot more confident,” says the Turner Valley, AB, cowgirl. “My horse thrives outdoors. I wasn’t riding him that great indoors. We were running fast but I kept knocking the first barrel when we came out.”
Noval, who filled her permit last season at the first pro rodeo she entered in Medicine Hat, AB, won $2,500 at the three weekend stops which included a first place cheque from the Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour stop in Morris. Teamed up with her 10-year-old horse, Bully, she’s picked up $6,325 from eight rodeos this month to bump her season earnings to over $12,000.
“It’s pretty weird because I’m now at a point where I’m pretty safe to make the CFR,” begins Noval. “So I don’t have to go to everything but I don’t know if I still should, if I want to push it or not. I never really expected to be in this kind of position. It’s a pretty good dilemma to be in. It’s something I’ve dreamed of for so long and it’s actually happening a lot sooner than I expected.”
Rocky Mountain House, AB, steer wrestler, JD Hays was also a triple winner from the weekend. The 29-year-old won the most of any competitor with earnings totaling $4,260. The biggest cheque came from a first-place, 3.6-second run in Morris.
The Canadian All-Around race has a new entrant. Josh Harden of Big Valley, AB, joined Kyle Thomson and Travis Reay in the hunt for the coveted award by winning a cheque in each of the saddle bronc and steer wrestling events in Maple Creek. Steven Turner placed in both the bullriding and bulldogging in Morris, to move one steer wrestling cheque shy of qualifying.
Other big winners from the weekend include roper, Riley Warren ($1,902 TDR, $287 TR); bullriders, Dakota Buttar ($3,522) and Devon Mezei ($2,986); steer wrestler, Dustin Walker ($2,709); saddle bronc rider, Kyle Thomson ($3,385); team ropers, Chase Simpson/Braidy Davies ($1,960 each) and barrel racers, Deb Guelly ($2,857) and Britany Diaz ($2,254).
In the junior events, Dantan Bertsch added a win at Maple Creek and a second place finish at Kennedy – good for $640 – to further secure his lead in the novice bareback standings. Keenan Reinhardt repeated the same placings in the novice saddle bronc to add $644 to move his 2014 earnings over the $4000 mark. Weekend winners in the steer riding included current season leader Nick Tetz who topped the field at Kennedy and Riley Gagnon who won the Maple Creek Cowtown Pro Rodeo.
Next up on the Pro Rodeo Canada schedule is the White Lightening Dodge Professional Cowboy Crunch in Oyen, AB (July 23), Medicine Hat Stampede in Medicine Hat, AB (July 24-26, Bonnyville Pro Rodeo in Bonnyville, AB (July 24-26), Cochrane Classic Bullriding in Cochrane, AB (July 26), Bruce Stampede in Bruce, AB (July 27) and the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo in High Prairie, AB (July 29-30).
About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association: The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with it’s headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta, is the sanctioning body for professional rodeo in Canada. The CPRA sanctions over 50 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.1 million. Join us for the 41st edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) November 5th to 9th, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta at Rexall Place, our association’s premiere event. For more information please visit RodeoCanada.com or call (403) 945-0903. Follow us on Twitter, or like our page on Facebook, and watch the action on YouTube throughout the year.
COCHRANE, Alberta — Stay tuned as this story is in progress. Until then, here is the full draw courtesy of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association.
PERFORMANCE: #1 7:30PM SAT JULY 26 2014
1 ADAM JAMISON OKOTOKS AB WHB 056 SWORN ENEMY
2 DEVON MEZEI BIG VALLEY AB WHB 856 BLACK CHICAGO
3 JESSE TORKELSON WARBURG AB WHB 079 GET THIS
4 JARED PARSONAGE MAPLE CREEK SK WHB 818 MORNING BREATH
5 WACEY FINKBEINER PONOKA AB WHB 030 DESPICABLE ME
6 BRANDEN DILLMAN SHERWOOD PARK AB VB 999 DEVILS REVERSE
7 GARRETT GREEN MEETING CREEK AB VB 924 PIRATE STYLE
8 TY ELLIOTT NANTON AB VB 900 TORCH HEAD
9 REID LOZIER 150 MILE HOUSE BC VB 929 DIGGING BOMBS
10 BROCK RADFORD DEWINTON, AB OB 824 SCARE TACTIC
11 BEAU BROOKS COCHRANE AB OB 734 X FACTOR
12 TYLER THOMSON BLACK DIAMOND AB OB 09 JUST A CRACKIN
13 CAWL BRAITHWAITE BLUFFTON AB OB 813 MISSING LINK
14 STEVEN TURNER COCHRANE AB OB 707 GET OVER IT
15 SKYLER MCBRIDE MADDEN AB OB 841 BIG SHOT
16 TYLER PANKEWITZ PONOKA AB OB 944 MR. CAPONE
17 JORDAN HANSEN OKOTOKS AB OB T22 RED STAG
18 SCOTT SCHIFFNER STRATHMORE AB OB 829 SMIRK
19 ZANE LAMBERT WESTBOURNE MB FB 923
20 DANIEL HANSEN CALGARY AB FB 185 IM TROUBLE
21 BEAU HILL WEST GLACIER MT FB 111
22 JERETT NASH SANGUDO AB FB 177 TIME BOMB
23 KYLE LOUDON QUEENSLAND AU FB 053
24 WYATT GLEESON SUNDRE AB FB 013 MIGHTY MUSS
25 C.J. DAVIDSON WORSLEY AB FB 842 SOGGY BOTTOM BOY
26 TODD CHOTOWETZ MAJOR SK FB 062 SANDY BAR SHAKER
27 JAKE WILSON STRATHMORE AB FB 928 MADOODLE
28 DAKOTA BUTTAR KINDERSLEY SK FB 715 BOTTOMS UP
29 RILEY GIBSON SEVEN PERSONS AB DR 1 DOCTOR THROUGH CRES
30 DUSTIN TOMPKINS WIMBORNE AB DR 2 DOCTOR THROUGH CRES
Short Go Stock
1. FB 984 RAINY NIGHTS (low)
2. FB 979 SUPER TOO
3. OB 940 MONEY PIT
4. OB 021 HAVE MERCY
5. VB -999 BLUE CRUSH
6. WHB 005 LIQUID FIRE (high)
OYEN, Alberta — Wednesday Night the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association Bull Riders make their way into Oyen RCMP Centennial Park for the 16th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch.
$10,000 in added prize money is up for grabs with all monies counting towards this coming November’s Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.
Seats are taken up early so get there well beforehand!
2006 Canadian Champion Bull Rider Tanner Girletz, who grew up in nearby Cereal, comes to us today with his thoughts on a few of the match-ups to look out for.
Todd Chotowetz vs. Rosin Fire – This is a great young bull of Wild Hoggs. I have only seen him a couple of times and when I did I liked him a lot. Shay Marks was 85.5 on him not that long ago. Todd has been struggling a little bit but with an easy weekend and a wedding last weekend he’s fresh and has drawn great. Look for anther 85 plus and Todd to show his skills in the short round.
Lonnie West vs. Bucking Fantastic – This is Loonie’s maiden voyage on the pro scene as far as I know. What a better way to start then one of the most prolific bulls in Canada. Bucking fantastic of two bit bucking bulls. This little guy might be getting towards the end of his career but he’s still an awesome draw. Lonnie rides great and he will really like this ol boy. Look for a great rookie to ride a great veteran for a trip back for another one.
Scott Schiffner vs ZZ Top – This bull came from Allen Girletz and has been outstanding. At the Ranchman’s Bull Riding he was marked 46.5 bucking off PBR World Finals competitor Matt Triplett. He should be right into the door to the left which is usually a cowboys disadvantage. However, during the Calgary Stampede Scott made one of the better rides away from his hand that I have seen not only him but anyone make this year, and it was for $100 g’s. Look for the round win here and Scott to start his charge for the CFR.
Dakota Buttar vs Idiot Proof - Number one man in Canada, that’s all you need to say. This kid doesn’t fall off too often, and that will be the case again here. Bull will be right there to the left and so will Dakota. This bull has two different trips, on his day you can be 90, if not you can be 86 so either way he will be back.
Look for a great event that my family and the whole town of Oyen work very hard to produce. Hope everyone has a great time and rides great!
PERFORMANCE: #1 7:00PM WED JULY 23 2014
1 TYLER PANKEWITZ PONOKA AB XCB 875 MOVES LIKE JAGGER
2 GARRETT GREEN MEETING CREEK AB XCB 330 PLAYMATE RECERTIFIED
3 BROCK RADFORD DEWINTON, AB XCB 320 GREY AREA
4 TYLER THOMSON BLACK DIAMOND AB WHB 918 GOIN’ STEADY
5 JAKE WILSON STRATHMORE AB XCB 01 EDGE OF GLORY
6 TY ELLIOTT NANTON AB XCB 369 NIGHT TIME 9
7 DEVON MEZEI BIG VALLEY AB WHB 063 KICKIN’ M.S.
8 TODD CHOTOWETZ MAJOR SK WHB 933 ROSIN FIRE
9 BILLY WEST CADOGAN AB WHB 079 GET THIS
10 KYLE LOUDON QUEENSLAND AU WHB 066 ROCKAHOLIC
11 DANIEL HANSEN CALGARY AB WHB 071 WIZZBANG
12 SKYLER MCBRIDE MADDEN AB WGB 0 FIDGET
13 JESSE TORKELSON WARBURG AB WGB 042 PAINTED PRETZEL
14 JORDAN HANSEN OKOTOKS AB WGB 012 MR MUGS
15 IAN MOLAN IRELAND WGB 011 POW WOW ECHO
16 FABIAN DUECK ACME, AB 2BB 697 HANDS FREE
17 JERETT NASH SANGUDO AB 2BB 968 FULL THROTTLE FREDDY
18 WACEY FINKBEINER PONOKA AB 2BB 813 T BIRDS DANGER RANGER
19 LONNIE WEST CADOGAN, AB 2BB 861 BUCKING FANTASTIC
20 ADAM JAMISON OKOTOKS AB 2BB 548 MAMBO #5
21 GERARD OVERSBY AUSTRALIA 2BB 852 BLIZZARD
22 RILEY GIBSON SEVEN PERSONS AB ESB 0818 BOB MARLEY
23 ZANE LAMBERT WESTBOURNE MB ESB 911 E.W’S BONNESS
24 STEVEN TURNER COCHRANE AB ESB 916 POPCORN TWIST
25 BEAU BROOKS COCHRANE AB ESB L10 JIM TOM
26 DUSTIN TOMPKINS WIMBORNE AB WGB 68 BLUE PRINT
27 REID LOZIER 150 MILE HOUSE BC WGB 962 WONDERLUST
28 SCOTT SCHIFFNER STRATHMORE AB WGB 108 ZZ TOP
29 DAKOTA BUTTAR KINDERSLEY SK WGB 831 IDIOT PROOF
30 JARED PARSONAGE MAPLE CREEK SK WGB V29 FINKLES DOG
1. WGB 106 FREAK ZOID (LOW)
2. ESB 0819 MINION STEWART
3. 2BB 867 BRINGING SEXY BACK
4. WHB 911 2 DARK 2 C
5. XCB 899 GRETZKY
6. WGB 104 MOTO MOTO (HIGH)
ELNORA and DELBURNE, Alberta — Elnora Brahma-Rama and Delburne Hillbilly Stomp Organizers Lorne High and Jason Holst have come together with their respective events to offer a new series to bull riders in the PBR.
The two have teamed up this year to award a new Capri Camper to the high point winner between both Elnora and Delburne’s PBR events. A rider must enter and compete at both events to qualify.
Entries are open until Thursday July 24th for Elnora which features $10,000 in added prize money on Saturday August 9th. Delburne’s event has $5,000 added and takes place on September 5th.
ALDER FLATS, Alberta — After finishing third in the inaugural Bull Riders Canada season in 2013, Cole Young is back and looking for the title in 2014. After a win at the Xtreme Bulls Night Out in Alder Flats this past Saturday, he’s that much closer to achieving that goal.
Scores of 83.5 and 86.5 earned Young nearly $3,000 for his efforts moving him up to the sixth spot in the BRC for 2014.
“It was great I couldn’t ask for a better turn out,” Young said in a post-event interview with Canadian Bull Riding Champion Tanner Girletz. ” (That) long go bull was real sweet and honest, leaving me in a good position to get back to the short go. (I) made the best of it, he left kind of funny but I kept going on with it.”
Battle Scars from Rafter N Bucking Bulls and Ruckus Juice from Eno Bucking Bulls were the bulls which he was speaking of. The latter being one of the top bulls in Canada this year at any level.
“Felt real good. I heard Tanner (Byrne) was on him here a bit ago. I was a little nervous but pretty happy to get him covered,” said Young.
Ken Siemens has been having a strong season for discussing retirement in the past few seasons. He’s now in the third spot in the BRC with nearly $8,000 won on the year, $2,200 of that coming from Alder Flats on Saturday Night.
Siemens took on Titan Uranus from Thompson Rodeo in the long go for an 80.5 point score which left him third there. All it took was a score on Doug the Slug from Bar UT Bucking Bulls to earn the second place finish as no one else besides Young and Siemens would cover both bulls.
New Zealand bull rider Andrew Jamison won the long go at the Xtreme Bulls Night Out with his 84 on Fire Ant from Thompson Rodeo. That $1,140 moves him up to 24th in the 2014 BRC Standings. With 10 events remaining on the 2014 BRC schedule, it may hold up for a spot at the October 10th & 11th Finals in Lloydminster, SK.
Official results from the Xtreme Bulls Night Out in Alder Flats, AB. July 19th, 2014.
Long Go: 1. Andrew Jamison on Thompson Rodeo’s Fire Ant, 84 points, $1,140; 2. Cole Young, 83.5, $855; 3. Ken Siemens, 80.5, $570; 4. Josh Birks, 78, $285.
Short Go: 1. Cole Young on Eno Bucking Bulls’ Ruckus Juice, 86.5 points, $2,090; 2. Ken Siemens, 61, $1,710.00; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate and Total Money Won: 1. Cole Young, 170 points on two bulls, $2,945; 2. Ken Siemens, 141.5/2, $2,280; 3. Andrew Jamison, 84/1, $1,140; 4. Josh Birks, 78/1, $285.
BRC Inc. 2014 Standings up to and including Alder Flats, AB July 19th, 2014
Place. Contestant – Hometown. Money Won. Points Earned
1st. Brian Hervey – Brant, AB. $8,986.00. 1480
2nd. Logan Biever – Claresholm, AB. $8,406.00. 1340
3rd. Ken Siemens – Fort St. John, BC. $7,989.00. 1215
4th. Tim Lipsett – Lumsden, SK. $5,865.00. 1150
4th. Josh Birks – Coonamble, NSW, Australia. $9,160.00. 1150
6th. Cole Young – Alder Flats, AB. $5,798.00. 960
7th. Cody Moore – Vernon, BC. $10,677.00. 915
8th. Armando Davila – Satillo Coahuila, Mexico. $6,292.00. 910
9th. Cody Coverchuk – Meadow Lake, SK. $8,087.50. 840
10th. Tyler Pankewitz – Ponoka, AB. $8,842.00. 790
11th. Miles Pennington – Stettler, AB. $6,304.50. 780
12th. Wacey Finkbeiner – Ponoka, AB. $1,900.00. 720
13th. Ethan Schultz – Strathmore, AB. $1,977.00. 680
14th. Matt O’Flynn – Quesnel, BC. $1,619.00. 675
14th. Taran Chirgwin – Calliope, QLD, Australia. $2,978.00. 675
16th. Ian Molan – Cork, Ireland. $1,331.00. 660
17th. Austin Nash – Sangudo, AB. $3,542.00. 645
18th. Riley Gibson – Tamworth, Australia. $4,011.00. 635
19th. Wacey Anderson – Naicam, SK. $1,368.00. 580
20th. Kyle Loudon – Springsure, Australia. $3,372.00. 550
The Xtreme Bulls Night Out in Alder Flats, AB was the 21st event of 2014 for Bull Riders Canada Inc. Next on the schedule are the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain House Hooves & Horns Bull Riding on July 26th and the Speedway Bull-A-Rama on July 26th and 27th in Penticton, BC.
About Bull Riders Canada Inc: Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC), founded in 2013 has the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in Canada. In 2014 the BRC is on track to sanction upwards of 40 events across four Canadian Provinces concluding with the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals II presented by The Patchwork Group in Lloydminster, SK featuring $20,000 in prize money on October 10th and 11th. You can follow the BRC throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter and also on YouTube. For more information visit BullRidersCanada.com
Contact: Susan Kanode
Breuer takes advantage of opportunities at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — July 20, 2014 — There is nothing that Ty Breuer, from Mandan, N.D., would like better right now than to win a championship at the 118th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
He currently leads the overall standings here and is a favorite to advance to the finals next Sunday. The former college champ has Wyoming ties earning that title for Central Wyoming College in 2010, the same year he earned the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rookie of the Year title. Then, he broke the same leg twice so it was a couple of years before he had a healthy season. That started in Denver in 2013 when he won the National Western Stock Show.
It was the beginning of a stellar year that saw him qualifying for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Then, injury struck again in the third of 10 rounds that required elbow surgery. He returned to competition the end of May and is doing everything he can to make up ground from missing five months of competition.
Breuer is currently 28th in the world standings and nearly $15,000 out of the top 15 that qualify for the NFR. A big win here will move him up substantially and give him the potential to make his second trip to Las Vegas in December to compete at rodeo’s championship event.
In the first round, Breuer got on Andrews Rodeo’s great horse Roly Poly for 85 points. He came back to Frontier Park on Sunday and got another legendary horse, R.D. Mercer from Smith Pro Rodeo. That was worth an additional 87 points and puts him in command of the overall standings with a total of 172 points. He is 11 points ahead of the man in second place, Cody DeMers from Kimberly, Idaho who has 161.
“That horse has been around for a while and has been to more rodeos than I have,” Breuer said of R.D. Mercer that he rode on Sunday. “It’s pretty cool to finally be able to get on him and it all worked out.”
Tyler Smith, from Fruita, Colo., qualified for the finals in Nampa, Idaho Saturday night, so they held his first round bull until Sunday. As such, he got on two bulls and is the first man to be successful on both. The two-time NFR qualifier scored 82 and 81 points to have a total of 163 on two head.
Competition continues at Frontier Park on Monday with the third performance beginning at 12:15. A new group of contestants will be making their first appearance here in every event but barrel racing. Ticket information is available at www.cfdrodeo.com.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. —The following are unofficial current leaders after the second performance at the 118th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Sunday, July 21, 2014.
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 85 points on Andrews Rodeo Company’s Roly Poly. 2, Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho, 83. 3, Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta, 82. 4, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 80. 5, Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho, 79. 6, Kyle Bowers, Calgary, Alberta, 78. (second round) 1, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 87 points on Smith Pro Rodeo’s R.D. Mercer. 2, Cody DeMers, Kimberley, Idaho, 76. 3, Kyle Bowers, Calgary, Alberta, 80. 4, Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., 78. 5, Craig Wisehart, Kersey, Colo., 77. 6, (tie) Casey Breuer, Mandan, N.D., and Colin Adams, DeLoraine, Manitoba, 76 points each. (total on two) 1.Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 172. 2, Cody DeMers, Kimberley, Idaho, 161. 3, Kyle Bowers, Calgary, Alberta, 158. 4, Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho, 153. 5, (tie) Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, and Colin Adams, DeLoraine, Manitoba, 152.
Steer Roping: (first round) 1, Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla., 15.6 seconds. 2, Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas, 16.3. 3, K.C. Curtis, Monroe, Utah, 16.5. 4, Ryan Willberg, Lott, Texas, 16.8. 5, Ryan Rochlitz, Minatare, Neb., 17.5. 6, Trent Mills, Wright, Wyo., 17.8. (second round) 1, Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo., 12.5 seconds. 2, Brady Garten, Claremore, Okla., 13.3. 3, Howdy McGinn, North Powder, Ore., 14.6. 4, Jay Pixley, Sundance, Wyo., 14.9. 5, K.W. Lauer, Buffalo, Okla., 15.1. 6, Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas, 15.6. (average on two) 1, Randy Mekelburg, Yuma, Colo., 37.6 seconds on two. 2, Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas, 39.3. 3, Casey Tillard, Douglas, Wyo., 41.2. 4, Kyle Moos, Kennewick, Wash., 42.0. 5, Wade Shoemaker, 46.6. 6, Quinten Taylor, Kaycee, Wyo., 46.9.
Tie-Down Roping: (first round) 1, Cody McCartney, Ottawa Lake, Mich., 13.8 seconds. 2, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 14.0. 3, Clay McCuistion, Sanger, Texas, 14.3. 4, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 14.4. 5, Michael Akins, Aubrey, Texas, 14.9. 6, Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.; Roger Jones, Farson, Wyo.; and Jack McGuire, Hermiston, Ore., 15.1 each. (second round) 1, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 11.6. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, 12.4. 3, Rowdy Haferkamp, Cuero, Texas, 12.6. 4, Charley Russell, Shamrock, Texas, 13.2. 5, Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M., 13.4. 6, (tie) Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas, and Clay McCuistion, Sanger, Texas, 13.8 each. (total on two) 1, Clay McCuistion, Sanger, Texas, 28.1 seconds on two. 2, Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz., 29.7. 3, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, and Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M., 30.5 each. 4, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 30.8. 5, Michael Akins, Aubrey, Texas, 31.0. 6, Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif., 32.2.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 80 points on Smith ProRodeo’s Sirocha. 2, Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., and Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo., 79 each. 4, Brad Rudolf, Winnemucca, Nev., 77. 5, Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 75. 6, Jeremy Melancon, Huntsville, Texas, 74. (second round) 1, (tie) Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan., on Smith Harper and Morgan’s Midnight Cowboy and Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, on Smith Pro Rodeo’s Grab Your Gun, 78 points each. 3, Ryan Montroy, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 77. 4, Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, 76. 5, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 72. 6, Chanse Darling, Hyattville, Wyo., 71. (total on two) 1, Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 150. 2, Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla., 147. 3, Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 145. 4, Jeremy Ray Melancon, Huntsville, Texas, 143. 5, Chanse Darling, Hyattville, Wyo., 141. 6, Justin Hegwer, Rifle, Colo., 137.
Team Roping: (first round) 1, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., 9.1 seconds. 2, Billy Stephens, Slaton, Texas, and Jaytin McCright, Canyon, Texas, 10.2. 3, Bobby Boyd, Midland, Texas, and Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz., 10.9. 4, Garrett Henry, Douglas, Wyo., and Aaron Raley, Baggs, Wyo., 17.8. 5, Justin Parish, Mineral Wells, Texas, and Trey Johnson, Burleson, Texas, 19.2. (second round) 1, Billy Stephens, Slaton, Texas, and Jaytin MCCright, Canyon, Texas, 10.5. 2, Bobby Boyd, Midland, Texas, and Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz., 12.5. 3, Terry McPherson, Piedmont, S.D., and Ora Taton, Rapid City, S.D., 14.5. 4, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., 15.0. 5, Matt Losee and Kurt Losee, Spanish Fork, Utah, 18.7. 6, Garrett Henry, Douglas, Wyo., and Aaron Raley, Baggs, Wyo., 20.5. (total on two) , Billy Stephens, Slaton, Texas, and Jaytin MCCright, Canyon, Texas, 20.7. 2, Bobby Boyd, Midland, Texas, and Byron Wilkerson, Duncan, Ariz., 23.4. 3, Paul Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., 24.1. 4, Garrett Henry, Douglas, Wyo., and Aaron Raley, Baggs, Wyo., 38.3. 5, Justin Parish, Mineral Wells, Texas, and Trey Johnson, Burleson, Texas, 40.6.
Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, Caleb Teigen, Bismarck, N.D., 8.2 seconds. 2, Troy Brandemuehl, Douglas, Wyo., 8.3. 3, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 9.1. 4, Michael Bates Jr., Tohatchi, N.M., 10.8. 5, Cimarron Thompson, Hobbs, N.M., 13.3. 6, Monty Eakin, Pecos, Texas. (second round) 1, Garrett Henry, Douglas, Wyo., 8.4 seconds. 2, Clayton Tuchscherer, Las Cruces, N.M., 10.9. 3, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 11.6. 4, Cameron Moreman, Glenullin, N.D., 12.0. 5, Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas, 12.2. 6, (tie) Troy Brandemeuhl, Douglas, Wyo., and Caleb Teigen, Bismarck, N.D., 14.0. (total on two) 1, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., 20.7. 2, Caleb Tiegen, Bismarck, N.D., 22.2. 3, Troy Brandemeuhl, Douglas, Wyo., 22.3. 4, Clayton Tuchscerer, Las Cruces, N.M., 26.1. 5, Cimarron Thompson, Hobbs, N.M., 32.9. 6, Garrett Henry, Douglas, Wyo., 33.7.
Women’s Barrel Race: (second round) 1, Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo., 17.94 seconds. 2, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 18.02. 3, Natalie Bland, Decatur, Texas, 18.03. 4, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 18.09. 5, Ann Peterson, Avondale, Colo., 18.19. 6, Wendy McKee, Craig, Colo., 18.23. (total on two) 1, Nataly Bland, Decatur, Texas, 36.05. 2, Ann Peterson, Avondale, Colo., 36.47. 3, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 36.60. 4, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., 36.68. 5, Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo., 36.80. 6, Wendy McKee, Craig, Colo., 36.98.
Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas, on Smith ProRodeo’s Funny Face and Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D., on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Plaid Shirt, 87 points each. 3, Cody Sierks, Brewster, Neb., and Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas, 82 each. (second round) 1, (tie) Cody Teel, Kountz, Texas, on C5 Rodeo’s Moe and Bret Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn., on C5 rodeo’s Tid, 86 points each. 3, Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 82. 4, Kris Newman, Casper, Wyo., 74. 5, Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 70. 6, Wyatt Gregg, Highmore, S.D., 69. (total on two – one qualified) 1, Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 164.