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Wrangler Tour Shootout Provides Important #CFR41 Dollars

ARMSTRONG, British Columbia — In the final night of the 115th annual Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede a new format for a rodeo took place in what’s being called the Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout.

Qualifying from Canada’s top rodeos, everything culminated in last night’s event where the top contestants in the Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour battled for checks worth $2,500 and $1,500 and those coveted invitations to the 2015 Calgary Stampede.

Here’s a look at how things went.

The following are the unofficial final results and highlights from the Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout held on the final night of the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede in Armstrong, British Columbia on August 31st, 2014.

Thanks to Reita Creek Scoreboards for the following videos for this highlight video.

 

Results courtesy of RodeoCanada.com

Bareback riding: 1. Kyle Bowers, 86.5 points on O M22 Ross River, $2500; 2. Dusty Lavalley, 86.25, $1500; 3. Matt Lait, 84.75; 4. Jake Vold, 83.75; 5. Ky Marshall, 80.5; 6. Logan Hodson, 80; 7. RC Landingham, 79; 8. Colin Adams, DG

Steer wrestling: 1. JD Hays, 3.8 seconds, $2500; 2. (tie) Cody Sheahan and Curtis Cassidy, 4.9, $750/each; 4. (tie) Matt Mousseau, Cody Cassidy, 5.1; 6. Chance Butterfield, 13.7; 7. Todd Woodward, 15.6; 8. Tanner Milan, NT

Team roping: 1. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.4 seconds, $2500/each; 2. Murdock Keith/Jeremy Buhler, 7.1, $1500/each; 3. Kolton Schmidt/Rocky Dallyn, 9.9; 4. Clint Maddox/Matt Fawcett, 10.9; 5. Cole Bevans/Clark McCarroll, 14.8; 6. (tie) Justin McCarroll/Brett McCaroll, Levi Simpson/Ryon Tittel and Travis Gallais/Kevin Schreiner, NT

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Rylan Geiger, 87 points on CS W-80 Warped Logic, $2500; 2. Cort Scheer, 85.5, $1500; 3. Dustin Flundra, 84.5; 4. Kyle Thomson, 84.25; 5. Caleb Asay, 82.5; 6. Justin Berg, 76.75; 7. (tie) Tyler Corrington and Chet Johnson, BO

Tie-down roping: 1. Clint Robinson, 7.6 seconds, $2500; 2. Randal Carlisle, 7.9, $1500; 3. (tie) Timber Moore and Lee Rombough, 8.0; 5. Nate Baldwin, 9.1; 6. (tie) Dean Edge, Randy Smith and Al Bouchard, NT

Ladies barrel racing: 1. Britany Diaz, 16.120 seconds, $2500; 2. Julie Leggett, 16.206, $1500; 3. Tara Muldoon, 16.287; 4. Kerilee Noval, 16.302; 5. Braidy Howes, 16.478; 6. Brook Robertson, 16.515; 7. Sydney Daines, 16.782; 8. Lisa Zachoda, 21.358

Bull Riding: 1. (tie) Dakota Buttar, 85.5 points on CB 894 Grey Water; Jordan Hansen, 85.5 on OB T69 Blue Zone and Nevada Newman, 85.5 on OB O21 Have Mercy, $1333.33/each; 4. (tie) Beau Brooks and Tyler Thomson, 85; 6. (tie) Brock Radford, Jesse Torkelson and Ty Elliott, BO

Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede; Arena secretary: Catherine Laycraft; Announcer: Brett Gardiner

Big Win for Birks in Stavely

Stavely AB- The 11th annual Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding took place Saturday night, bringing together the top bulls and bull riders this country has to offer. Australian cowboy Josh Birks came out on top winning his second Glen Keeley Memorial buckle in three years.
here are the Highlights from last nights event;

Out early in the long round Birks set the bar high with this huge ride on Braithwaite’s Big Red for a score of 89 points:

Devon Mezei opted to take his re ride in the long round which he made the most of by snapping Wild Hoggs Rosin Fire for 88.5 points:

Veteran Scott Schiiffner rode Braithwaite’s Aurora to an 86 point score in the long round:  

In the short round Saskatchewn cowboy Tim Lipsett picked up an 85 point ride on Franklins Angry Music to add to his 83.5 in the long round placing him tied for second overall in the event:  

Adam Jamison got Braithwaite’s Wrangler Extreme rode for an 85 to join Tim for second place in the event:

Being the last man to go in the short round Josh Birks stepped up to the plate and knocked out Skori’s Minion Stewart for 88 points to win the event:

Bull of the Night honors went to the honky juice cat from the Wild Hoggs firm Trendon:   

Unofficial results from the 2014 Glen Keeley Memorial:
Long Go:1. Josh Birks 89 points on Braithwaite’s Big Red, $928.00; 2. Devon Mezei 88.5, $696.15; 3. Scott Schiffner 86, $464.10; 4. Jordan Hansen 85, $116.02; 4. Cawl Braithwaite 85, $116.02; 6. Rosendo Ramirez 84.5; 7. Tim Lipsett 83.5; 7. Adam Jamison 83.5; 7. Cole Young 83.5; 10. Jake Wilson 81.5; 11. Brock Radford 81; 12. Cole Young 80

Short Go: Josh Birks 88 points on Skori’s Minion Stewart, $1005.55; 2/3. Tim Lipsett 85, $657.47; 2/3. Adam Jamison 85, $657.47; no other qualified rides

Average and total money won: 1. Josh Birks 177/2, $5723.90; 2/3. Tim Lipsett 168.5/2, $2823.28; 2/3. Adam Jamison 168.5/2, $2823.28; 4. Devon Mezi 88.5, $1779.05; 5. Scott Schiffner 86, $1113.84; 6/7. Cawl Braithwaite 85, $495.05; 6/7. Jordan Hansen 85, $495.05; 8. Rosendo Ramirez 84.5, $216.58

2014 IPE & Stampede Champions Crowned

ARMSTRONG, British Columbia — A number of cowboys needing to win some money to make their CFR and NFR dreams come true had luck over the past four days in Armstrong.

Rylan Geiger has put himself in contention to make the NFR almost solely out of Canada, Jake Vold has done nearly the same for himself. What’s different for Vold is he’s won another $30,000+ in the United States to solidify his spot in Vegas.

Luke Creasy, Beau Hill, and Nevada Newman made this rodeo count for them. The same goes for young gun Marty Yates in the tie down.

Overall another fantastic rodeo took place here in Armstrong but it’s not over yet! Tonight stay tuned for highlights from the inaugural Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout.

The following are the unofficial final results from the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, Armstrong, British Columbia from August 27 – 30, 2014.

Thanks to Reita Creek Scoreboards for the following videos for this highlight video.

 

Results courtesy of RodeoCanada.com

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Jake Vold, 86 points on C R81 Rapper Margie, $3587.04; 2. Orin Larsen, 85.75, $2839.74; 3. Caleb Bennett, 85.5, $2391.36; 4. JR Vezain, 84.25, $1942.98; 5. Colin Adams, 83.25, $1195.68; 6. (tie) Matt Lait and Luke Creasy, 83, $822.03; 8. Logan Hodson, 82.25, $597.84; 9. Kyle Bowers, 81.75, $448.38; 10. Clint Laye, 81.5, $298.92

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. (tie) Baillie Milan and Bray Armes, 3.7 seconds, $3243/each; 3. Todd Woodward, 3.9, $2726; 4. (tie) Seth Brockman and Kyle Thomson, 4.0, $2162/each; 6. Cody Sheahan, 4.2, $1598; 7. Brock Butterfield, 4.3, $1222; 8. Jason Thomas, 4.4, $1034; 9. (tie) Trygve Pugh and Clayton Moore, 4.5, $705/each

Team roping leaders: 1. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.3 seconds, $2334.96; 2. Rocky Dallyn/Kolton Schmidt, 4.8, $2030.40; 3. Jacob Minor/Bryce Palmer, 5, $1725.84; 4. Taylor Brower/Tel Flewelling, 5.0, $1421.28; 5. (tie) Murdock Keith/Riley Warren and Levi Simpson/Ryon Tittel, 5.2, $964.44/each; 7. (tie) Marty Lillico/Rocky Ross and Riley Roy/Casey Weerstra, 5.4, $355.32/each

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Rylan Geiger, 87 points on CS T-38 Timely Delivery, $3857.76; 2. (tie) Justin Berg and Brad Harter, 86.25, $2812.95; 4. Cort Scheer, 83, $2089.62; 5. (tie) Jim Berry and Dustin Flundra, 82.75, $1125.18; 7. Luke Butterfield, 82.5, $803.70; 8. Mark O’Dempsey, 82, $642.96; 9. Troy Crowser, 81.75, $482.22; 10. Jeremy Russell, 79.25, $321.48

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. (tie) Clint Arave and Marty Yates, 7.7 seconds, $3243/each; 3. Timber Moore, 7.8, $2726; 4. Cory Solomon, 8.3, $2350; 5. Stacy Cornet, 8.7, $1974; 6. Mike Johnson, 8.8, $1598; 7. Matt Shiozawa, 8.9, $1222; 8. Clint Robinson, 9.0, $1034; 9. Chad Johnson, 9.2, $846; 10. (tie) Darren Dublanko and Morgan Grant, 9.3, $282/each;

Ladies barrel racing leaders: 1. Kimmie Wall, 16.053 seconds, $2869.82; 2. Sydney Daines, 16.129, $2295.86; 3. Julie Leggett, 16.132, $1865.38; 4. Britany Diaz, 16.167, $1434.91; 5. Kerilee Noval, 16.360, $1147.93; 6. Bennett Little, 16.378, $860.95; 7. Katie Garthwaite, 16.393, $717.46; 8. Jana Bean, 16.394, $645.71; 9. Nancy Csabay, 16.396, $573.96; 10. Shelly Anzick, 16.421, $502.22; 11. Sarah Gerard, 16.436, $430.47; 12. Lisa Zachoda, 16.438, $358.73; 13. Gaylene Buff, 16.447, $286.98; 14. Steffanie Mather, 16.479, $215.24; 15. Braidy Howes, 16.547, $143.49

Bull Riding leaders: 1. Nevada Newman, 86 points on OB D15 Big Rig, $3240; 2. Jordan Hansen, 85, $2565; 2. Tyler Pankewitz, 83.5, $2160; 4. Beau Hill, 83, $1755; 5. Brock Radford, 82.5, $1080; 6. Scott Schiffner, 78.5, $810; 7. Reid Lozier, 75, $675 (no other qualified rides)

Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede; Arena secretary: Catherine Laycraft; Announcer: Brett Gardiner

Birks/Wallgren Bull Takes Last Chance Futurity

STAVELY, Alberta — Friday night some of the best bucking bull breeders gathered in Stavely for the annual Glen Keeley Memorial Last Chance Bucking Bull Futurity.

The night started off with a Calcutta at the Stavely hotel where each bull team was auctioned off. The Calcutta brought in over $10,000 which meant a big pay day for the purchaser of the winning bull team.

Here are the Highlights from last night futurity.

Taking top bull honors was #292 of the Young Money Cattle co. with a big score of 85.625 points.

 

Coming in second was Ty Pozzobon’s #201 with a score of 85 points.

 

Jay Nelsons #201 had a solid out with a score of 84.75 points taking home third

 

Flying High bucking bulls sent two quality teams of bulls the best of which was #208 which took home 4th with a score of 84 points.

 

Flying High came in again at 5th place with this cool little bull #220 with a core of 83.875 points

 

Rounding out the Top 6 was Tyler Thomson’s #245 with 83.125 point effort.

 

Official results.

1. YMMC #292 85.625 points, $2,450.00; 2. Ty Pozzobon’s #201 85 points, $2,000.00; 3. Jay Nelson’s #210 84.75 points, $1,600.00; 4. Flying High’s #208 84 Points, $1,200.00; 5. Flying High’s #220 83.875 points, $750.00; Ty Thomson’s #245 83.125 points, $450.00

The Calcutta winner was Nate Gardiner with his purchase of the top bull team coming from the Flying High/Daniels team. They had a two bull total score of 166.5 points winning Nate $8,680.00. Needless to say Nate was the most popular guy in the beer gardens last night!

Day Three Highlights from the IPE in Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, British Columbia — Only one leaderboard change took place with 20 year-old Texan Marty Yates stopping the clock in a 7.7 to tie for the lead in the tie down.

A number of cowboys looking to get to both the CFR and NFR made moves like J.R. Vezain, Caleb Bennett and Luke Creasy in the bareback. Kyle Thomson is making a run at the Steer Wrestling for the CFR currently second in the all-around race.

With that, one night of CPRA and PRCA action remain before tomorrow night’s Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout.

The following are the unofficial results and highlights up to and including the third performance of the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, Armstrong, British Columbia from August 27 – 30, 2014.

Thanks to Reita Creek Scoreboards for the following videos for this highlight video.

 

Results courtesy of RodeoCanada.com

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Jake Vold, 86 points on C R81 Rapper Margie; 2. Orin Larsen, 85.75 3. Caleb Bennett, 85.5; 4. JR Vezain, 84.25; 5. Colin Adams, 83.25; 6. (tie) Matt Lait and Luke Creasy, 83; 8. Kyle Bowers, 81.75

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Baillie Milan, 3.7 seconds; 2. Todd Woodward, 3.9; 3. (tie) Seth Brockman and Kyle Thomson, 4.0; 5. Jason Thomas, 4.4; 6. (tie) Trygve Pugh and Clayton Moore, 4.5; 8. Dakota Eldridge, 4.6

Team roping leaders: 1. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.3 seconds; 2. Taylor Brower/Tel Flewelling, 5.0; 3. (tie) Murdock Keith/Riley Warren and Levi Simpson/Ryon Tittel, 5.2; 5. Brett Buss/Trent Tunke, 6.0; 7. Doug Wilkinson/Jacob Scott, 7.5; 8. Rhen Richard/Jeremy Buhler, 11.6

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Rylan Geiger, 87 points on CS T-38 Timely Delivery; 2. Justin Berg, 86.25; 3. (tie) Jim Berry and Dustin Flundra, 82.75; 5. Luke Butterfield, 82.5; 6. Mark O’Dempsey, 82; 7. Troy Crowser, 81.75; 8. Jeremy Russell, 79.25

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. (tie) Clint Arave and Marty Yates, 7.7 seconds; 3. Stacy Cornet, 8.7; 4. Mike Johnson, 8.8; 5. Matt Shiozawa, 8.9; 6. Clint Robinson, 9.0; 9. Darren Dublanko, 9.3; 10. Rhen Richard, 10.0

Ladies barrel racing leaders: 1. Kimmie Wall, 16.053 seconds; 2. Bennett Little, 16.378; 3. Jana Bean, 16.394; 4. Shelly Anzick, 16.421; 5. Sarah Gerard, 16.436; 6. Lisa Zachoda, 16.438; 7. Steffanie Mather, 16.479; 8. Sydni Blanchard, 16.577

Bull Riding leaders: 1. Jordan Hansen, 85 points on CB 895 Sweet Emotion; 2. Tyler Pankewitz, 83.50; 3. Beau Hill, 83; 4. Brock Radford, 82.5; 5. Scott Schiffner, 78.5

Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede; Arena secretary: Catherine Laycraft; Announcer: Brett Gardiner

Day Two Highlights from the IPE in Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, British Columbia — Three leaderboard changes took place last night at the IPE.

Jake Vold gets even closer to his first NFR after an 86 last night on Rapper Margie from the Calgary Stampede. At this rate he’s got a shot to break a new earnings record here in Canada as well.

Baillie MIlan kept his winnings ways going with a 3.7 in the Steer Wrestling. That should hold up for a great check. Jordan Hansen has already got Edmonton made but every dollar counts towards earning his first Canadian Championship.

With that, two nights of CPRA and PRCA action remain before Sunday’s Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout.

The following are the unofficial results and highlights up to and including the second performance of the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, Armstrong, British Columbia from August 27 – 30, 2014.

Thanks to Reita Creek Scoreboards for the following videos for this highlight video.

 

Results courtesy of RodeoCanada.com

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Jake Vold, 86 points on C R81 Rapper Margie; 2. Orin Larsen, 85.75 3. Colin Adams, 83.25; 4. Matt Lait, 83; 5. Kyle Bowers, 81.75; 6. Seth Hardwick, 80.75; 7. Dusty Lavalley, 79.75; 8. Ty Taypotat, 79.25

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Baillie Milan, 3.7 seconds; 2. (tie) Seth Brockman and Kyle Thomson, 4.0; 4. Jason Thomas, 4.4; 5. Trygve Pugh, 4.5; 6. Dakota Eldridge, 4.6; 7. Josh Harden, 5.0; 8. Layne Delemont, 7.8

Team roping leaders: 1. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.3 seconds; 2. (tie) Murdock Keith/Riley Warren and Levi Simpson/Ryon Tittel, 5.2; 4. Doug Wilkinson/Jacob Scott, 7.5; 5. Rhen Richard/Jeremy Buhler, 11.6; 6. Rolland McFadden/Tyrell Flewelling, 12.1

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Rylan Geiger, 87 points on CS T-38 Timely Delivery; 2. Justin Berg, 86.25; 3. (tie) Jim Berry and Dustin Flundra, 82.75; 5. Luke Butterfield, 82.5; 6. Mark O’Dempsey, 82; 7. Troy Crowser, 81.75; 8. Jeremy Russell, 79.25

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Clint Arave, 7.7 seconds; 2. Matt Shiozawa, 8.9; 3. Clint Robinson, 9.0; 4. Darren Dublanko, 9.3; 5. Rhen Richard, 10.0; 6. Blair Burke, 10.2; 7. Scot Meeks, 11.8; 8. Al Bouchard, 12.0

Ladies barrel racing leaders: 1. Kimmie Wall, 16.053 seconds; 2. Bennett Little, 16.378; 3. Jana Bean, 16.394; 4. Shelly Anzick, 16.421; 5. Lisa Zachoda, 16.438; 6. Ginelle Talarico, 16.671; 7. Suzanne DePaoli, 16. 672; 8. Tamaran Mousseau, 16.675

Bull Riding leaders: 1. Jordan Hansen, 85 points on CB 895 Sweet Emotion; 2. Tyler Pankewitz, 83.50; 3. Beau Hill, 83; 4. Brock Radford, 82.5; 5. Scott Schiffner, 78.5 (no other qualified rides)

Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede; Arena secretary: Catherine Laycraft; Announcer: Brett Gardiner

Night One Highlights from the IPE in Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, British Columbia — A night under the lights here at the IPE was full of excitement as usual. This is one rodeo that you need to see in Canada if you haven’t before!

Three nights of CPRA and PRCA action remain before Sunday’s Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout.

The following are the unofficial results and highlights from the first performance of the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, Armstrong, British Columbia from August 27 – 30, 2014.

Thanks to Reita Creek Scoreboards for the following videos for this highlight video.

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Orin Larsen, 85.75 on C T-19 Tootsie Roll; 2. Kyle Bowers, 81.75; 3. Seth Hardwick, 80.75; 4. Dusty Lavalley, 79.75

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Seth Brockman, 4.0 seconds; 2. Jason Thomas, 4.4; 3. Trygve Pugh, 4.5; 4. Dakota Eldridge, 4.6

Team roping leaders: 1. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.3 seconds; 2. (tie) Murdock Keith/Riley Warren and Levi Simpson/Ryon Tittel, 5.2

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Rylan Geiger, 87 points on CS T-38 Timely Delivery; 2. Justin Berg, 86.25; 3. (tie) Jim Berry and Dustin Flundra, 82.75

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Clint Arave, 7.7 seconds; 2. Scott Meeks, 11.8; 3. Al Bouchard, 12.0; 4. Curtis Cassidy, 15.6

Ladies barrel racing leaders: 1. Kimmie Wall, 16.053 seconds; 2. Bennett Little, 16.378; 3. Jana Bean, 16.394; 4. Ginelle Talarico, 16.671; 5. Rene Leclercq, 16.762; 6. Crystal Shaw, 16.82

Bull Riding leaders: 1. Tyler Pankewitz, 83.50 points on CB 919 Hair of the Dog; 2. Beau Hill, 83; 3. Scott Schiffner, 78.5

Stock contractor: Calgary Stampede; Arena secretary: Catherine Laycraft; Announcer: Brett Gardiner

 

Pro Rodeo Canada Press Release: August 27th, 2014

Pro Rodeo Canada
August 27, 2014
For immediate release

Baldwin Shines at Critical Lethbridge Rodeo Stop

When it comes to trying to qualify for the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Idaho tie-down roper, Nate Baldwin not only needs to finish inside the top 12 of the Canadian standings, he also needs to beat out a handful of his fellow American contenders.

“It’s real competitive this year,” agrees Baldwin, when describing the battle for the maximum five non-Canadian spots at the CFR. “So in my position, Lethbridge was really important.”

A 7.6-second run at the Whoop Up Days Rodeo in Lethbridge, AB, was good enough to win the top cheque worth  $1,904. That bumps Baldwin’s 2014 CPRA earnings to $15,744, enough to unofficially move the 40 year-old to 5th in the Canadian standings and, perhaps more importantly, to 2nd among the American ropers vying for the five CFR spots.

“When we started pulling in, we could see the rain coming,” says Baldwin, who competed in the slack performance on August 20th. “When we started loading my horse, the rain started coming down. As I drove home, I looked at the weather report and could see the guys at the end of the week were going to be at a disadvantage.

“I really like that rodeo. They add lots of money. It’s always a rodeo I get excited for and I’m glad I can have success at it.”

With the win, his second consecutive Lethbridge title, Baldwin not only greatly improves his chances of a 4th CFR appearance, he’s also put himself in a solid position for a spot at the inaugural Cinch Grassroots Pro Rodeo Finals in Calgary in early October.

‘This is my fifth or sixth year of coming up to Canada,” offers the two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. “But this is really the first year I’ve made the CFR my primary goal. As I get older, and I’ve got three kids now, I’m slowing down so instead of the NFR, the CFR is more practical for me.

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“I’ve spent more time in Canada than ever before beginning with the spring rodeos. We’ve got a motorhome now so they’ve (wife, Meggan and three boys, aged 5, 3 and 2) been able to come with me. It’s been a great experience.”

While Morgan, Utah bareback rider, Caleb Bennett doesn’t have the worry of a full compliment of non-Canadians in the hunt for CFR spots in his event, he does have concerns about finishing inside the top 12. Going into the Lethbridge stop, Bennett sat in the crying hole, 13th in the CPRA standings. But an 88.5-point ride on Kesler’s Street Dance was good enough for a split of top money with season leader, Jake Vold of Ponoka, AB, and a $1,726 payday. A 3rd place cheque for Bennett’s traveling partner, J.R. Vezain, however, only means a move up one spot in the standings for the 25 year-old Bennett. Vezain, meantime, unofficially jumps to 11th.

While Baldwin’s weather prognostications proved prophetic as only two tie-down ropers from the final two performances finished in the money, the rain was no match for the burly bulldoggers. Five of the eleven money winners in the steer wrestling came from Saturday night. The fastest time was posted by Straws Milan of Cochrane, AB, who twisted his steer in 3.4-seconds despite the swampy conditions.

Other winners from Lethbridge included team ropers, Todd Gallais and Grady Branden ($1,432 each); barrel racer, Shannon Northcott ($1,895); bullrider, Jordan Hansen ($1,924); saddle bronc riders, Cole Elshere and Luke Butterfield ($2,016 each); novice saddle bronc rider, Keenan Reinhardt ($241); novice bareback rider, Buck Moen ($256) and steer rider, Nick Tetz ($359).

Next up on the Pro Rodeo Canada schedule is the final stop on the Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour in Armstrong, BC (Aug. 27-30), the Wrangler Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour Shootout in Armstrong, BC (Aug. 31), the Okotoks Pro Rodeo in Okotoks, AB (Aug. 29-31) and the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo in Merritt, BC (Aug. 30-31).

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.

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What’s That Bull for the Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding

STAVELY, Alberta — There’s a tradition that takes place every labor day weekend in the small town of Stavely in Southern Alberta that’s known from near and a far.

It’s the celebration of the life of the late Glen Keeley, a bull rider who grew up in Nanton, in the form of a bull riding. The sport in which he lost his life competing at in the year 2000.

2014 marks the 11th year that friends and family of Glen have worked together to create a event in his memory. For bull riders in Canada, a buckle from the Glen Keeley Memorial is worn with the meaning and status of a Canadian Championship. One could argue this event means more to a bull rider from here than any other single title they might ever win.

This year, 32 bull riders compete for $15,000 in added prize money and that buckle with the meaning so deep. On Saturday August 30th the PBR Canada sanctioned event starts at 7:00pm but the beer gardens opens at 2pm followed by a steak supper at 5pm.

Admission is $25, kids 12 & under are free. Get there early to make sure you get a good seat.  Tickets are available at the Stavely town office, Frontier Western Shop in Claresholm and Cowboy Country in Nanton.

Personally I’m disappointed to be missing the event. With as great a bull-pen as the Wild Hoggs put together each year, there’ sure to be some high scores.

In the past three years the highest scored rides in the PBR in Canada have taken place here between Tanner Girletz’s 91.5 on Mr Eko in 2011 to Josh Birks’ 92.5 on Slash the following year. Share your story about the best ride you’ve ever seen at the Glen Keeley Memorial in a comment below.

Until Saturday, these are a few of my picks on who I’m picking to ride for those high scores. Remember if you’ve got the opportunity that Friday night features Jr. Bull Riding and a bucking bull futurity.

 

Tyler Pankewitz vs. Fire Ant – Personally I haven’t seen this bull but Brian Hervey rode him to an 88.5 last year in Wanham. He hasn’t been ridden either time this year. After a win in North Battleford and a win of the recent 3D Bull Riding Tour, Pank is wanting to get back to the PBR’s BFTS, less events, more money and more time with his family is what he’s after. With this event counting as a BFTS incentive, there’s a shot to get a head start here Pank.

 

Adam Jamison vs. Talk is Cheap – This is a rematch from Marwayne back this spring. Jamison was 83.5 there to win a bit of money. Ridden 2 of 7 times according to Pro Bull Stats.com, both scores came this year. Might as well make it three on Saturday and mark him down for that same score.

 

Cody Coverchuk vs. Village Idiot – From Nate Garnder, this bull looked impressive at Elnora a couple Saturday’s ago with Fabian Dueck. Coverchuk has got it in him to win it, away from his hand it might be tougher but he can take em either way.

 

Shay Marks vs. Idiot Proof – Most recently that I’ve seen Jory Markiss took Idiot Proof to an 88.5 at the Ranchman’s PBR in July. I’m not sure if the score will be that high again but we can all hope. Shay makes bulls look good with the way he rides, I’m betting on him here as long as he’s sitting good around the first corner.

 

Scott Schiffner vs. Aurora – Scott’s won here before just like about everywhere else. With the bull he’s got I’m betting on him winning again this year. Aurora we haven’t seen a ton in the PBR in Canada but he’s got what it takes. There’s one title I’m betting Scott wants to win one more time before he calls it a career, this is it. Look for a score in the high 80′s here.

 

Devon Mezei vs. American Hustle – Devon hasn’t had the year he’s wanted in 2014 but that doesn’t mean he won’t finish strong. The Glen Keeley tile has eluded Mezei to this point but he might change that with a couple good rides on Saturday. american Hustle from Curtis Sawyer has been rodeo for two scores of 84.5 this season. Bet on that.

 

Ty Elliot vs. Barry Minor -Here’s a rematch from the Camrose CPRA Bull Riding for a split of the win. There the two matched up for 86 points. I’m betting on an identical ride and score in front of what’s Ty’s new hometown crowd and of course his great family.

 

Edgar Durzo va. True Blood – I’m surprised this bull is in the long go after Budd Williamson took him to an 88.5 last week a the Curtis Leschyshyn PBR Classic in Langham, SK. Edgar rides well. With a bull of this calibre anyone has to do things right to get the whistle.

 

Draw for the 11th Annual Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding on Saturday August 30th, 2014.

1 Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB 850 Fire Ant L THR
2 Adam Jamison New Zealand O26 Talk Is Cheap R THR
3 Ben Turner Queenstown, NZ 802 Heaven & Hell R THR
4 Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK O77 Village Idiot L Nate Gartner
5 Jonathon Couling Singleton, NSW 991 Moe Banger L Nate Gartner
6 Tim Lipsett Lumsden SK O Fidget R GRTZ
7 Brian Hervey Brant, AB 68 Blue Print R GRTZ
8 Travis Warburton Fort McCleod, AB 108 ZZ Top L GRTZ
9 Shay Marks Sunny Brook, AB 831 Idiot Proof L GRTZ
10 Scott Schiffner Strathmore, AB 923 Aurora R Braithwaite
11 Josh Birks Coonamble NSW 11 Big Red R Braithwaite
12 Todd Chotowetz Major, SK 806 Tic Tac R Braithwaite
13 BUFFER ZONE L10 Jim Tom L SKRI
14 Kurt Shepard Atherton, Qld 9 Roy Boy L SKRI
15 Jesse Torkelson Warburg, AB O818 Bob Marley L SKRI
16 Brock Radford Dewinton, AB O53 Twisted Oilfield R Franklin
17 BUFFER ZONE 928 Madoodle R Franklin
18 Jake Wilson Australia O13 Mighty Moss L Franklin
19 Alejandro Castro Hermosillo Senora, MX O54 Red Hands L Franklin
20 BUFFER ZONE 320 Grey Area R Sawyer
21 Rosendo Ramirez Hidalgo Mexico 979 Super Too R Franklin
22 Devon Mezei Stettler,AB 340 American Hustle L Sawyer
23 BUFFER ZONE O56 Sworn Enemy L Hoggs
24 Chad Besplug Claresholm, AB O63 Kicki MS R Hoggs
25 Ty Elliott Nanton, AB 913 Barry Miner R Sawyer
26 Kim Forbes Ste Catherine de la JC, QC OO5 Luiquid Fire L Hoggs
27 Cawl Braithwaite Bluffto, AB 7R3 Rowdy All Night R VB
28 Cameron McDonad Nanton, AB 999 Blue Crush R VB
29 Darryn Bird Queensland,Australia 913 Ruckus Juice L Eno
30 Dakota Louis Browning, MT 940 Body Special L Eno
31 Jordan Hansen Okotoks, AB OO3 Hailstorm R VB
32 Edgar Durazo Moctezuma Sonora, MX V1 True Blood R VB/PB

 

Short Round
Low 107 Mojo Magic L GRTZ
935 Angry Music R Franklin
OO3 Wrangler Extreme R Braithwaite
O79 Get This L Hoggs
106 Freak Zoid R GRTZ
825 Feeling Blue L VB
905 Proper Ripped L VB/PB
180 Whisky Throttle L Eno
899 Gretzky R Sawyer
High O819 Minion Stuart L SKRI