Birks Keeps Rolling in Balzac

Bull Riders Canada Inc.
May 24, 2015
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For Immediate Release


Birks Keeps Rolling in Balzac

BALZAC, Alberta — Less than a third of the way through the 2015 Bull Riders Canada Season, Australia’s Josh Birks has already earned four event titles and over $12,000.

Three of those wins and $5,940 have come in the past month.

Birks’ streak began at the Lamont Bull-A-Rama Supreme on April 25th where he picked up $1,800 for the win. Two weeks later it was the Rod Wilson Memorial Bull Riding in Drayton Valley for $2,740 and another new buckle.

Then there was Friday’s Engineer Canada BRC at the Girletz Rodeo Ranch in Balzac which added another $1,400 to his cash account. Add those three wins to one from earlier in the year in High Prairie and he’s ahead of the pack with money and wins but still trails 2013 BRC National Champ Brian Hervey by 570 points for this year’s title.

At the Girletz Rodeo Ranch, Birks matched up with a former foe in which he rode in Tofield in mid April to start the winning streak. That foe was Honky Tonk Rodeo’s 114 Ping. Friday’s score was 84 points, two better than second place Shay Marks.

This week’s highlight is brought to you by Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. in Calgary, Alberta.

Video courtesy of seven year old Cash Friend, Uncle Josh’s nephew.

Marks moves up to 13th in the BRC National Standings adding another $1,077 to his season earnings from Balzac. Young gun Cooper Zur is back in business after coming back from his wreck last August in Airdrie. Zur finished third in Balzac to make his way into the standings just outside the top 40.


Official results from the Engineer Canada BRC at the Girletz Rodeo Ranch in Balzac, AB on May 22nd, 2015.

1. Josh Birks – Coonamble, NSW, Australia on Honky Tonk Rodeo’s 114 Ping, 84 points, $1,400; 2. Shay Marks – Sunnybrook, AB – 82, $1,077; 3. Cooper Zur – Lundbreck, AB – 67, $753.


The Engineer Canada BRC at the Girletz Rodeo Ranch in Balzac, AB was the 17th event of the 2015 BRC season. Next up on the Bull Riders Canada Inc. is the Cowboys for a Cure
BRC Bull Riding & Dance in Cochrane, AB on May 30th. Visit for the full schedule and event details.


BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including Balzac, AB May 22nd, 2015

Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1st Brian Hervey Brant, AB $10,334.00 2175
2nd Josh Birks Coonamble, NSW, Aust $12,113.00 1605
3rd Casey Berg Wainwright, AB $5,071.00 1055
4th Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB $3,930.00 1035
5th Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $4,203.00 970
6th Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK $4,315.00 940
7th Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $4,307.00 920
8th Devon Mezei Big Valley, AB $5,297.00 895
9th Miles Pennington Stettler, AB $3,675.00 765
10th Cole Young Alder Flats, AB $1,701.00 760
11th Ken Siemens Fort St. John, BC $3,649.00 755
12th Jake Wilson Cargo, Australia $941.00 745
13th Shay Marks Sunnybrook, AB $3,118.00 600
14th Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB $2,835.00 580
15th Tim Lipsett Lumsden, SK $627.00 555
16th Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB $1,597.00 525
17th Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB $3,579.00 510
18th Wacey Anderson Naicam, SK $2,729.00 505
19th Steve Maddison Carman, MB $3,325.00 495
20th Logan Biever Claresholm, AB $2,892.00 490
21st Lane Cork Quesnel, BC $1,613.00 410
22nd Levi Lawlor Quesnel, BC $1,108.00 400
23rd Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC $2,760.00 390
23rd Armando Davila Satillo Coahuila, Mex $1,935.00 390
25th Shaun Greenhough Penticton, BC $2,409.00 370
25th Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $769.00 370
27th Jacob Stahl Clive, AB $1,671.00 350
28th Wyatt Gleeson Sundre, AB $826.00 290
29th Kyle Primeau Gwynne, AB $2,053.00 270
29th Wesley Regehr Delisle, SK $1,935.00 270
29th Matt O’Flynn Quesnel, BC $1,653.00 270
32nd Quinton Bock Maple Creek, SK $967.00 225
32nd William Pooyak Sweetgrass, SK $967.00 225
34th Jacob Gardner Fort St. John, BC $1,240.00 210
34th Jerrett Nash Eckville, AB $855.00 210
34th Kale Marks Sunnybrook, AB $600.00 210
34th Justin Lloyd Tisdale, SK $456.00 210
38th Micheal Ostashek Vermillion, AB $495.00 175
39th Ethan Schultz Strathmore, AB — 155
40th Lane LaPlante North Battleford, SK — 150


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About Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC): now in it’s third season, BRC has the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in the nation. In 2014, BRC Inc. sanctioned 32 events across four Canadian Provinces. In 2015, BRC Inc. expanded into Eastern Canada thus forging a nation-wide alliance of Bull Riding from British Columbia to New Brunswick. The Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals III takes place in Lloydminster, SK featuring $25,000 in prize money on October 2nd and 3rd. You can follow the BRC throughout the season on FacebookTwitter and also on YouTube. For more information visit

Schiffner takes Swift Current

*Stay tuned as this story is currently in progress.

SWIFT CURRENT, Saskatchewan — Scott Schiffner earned yet another title on Saturday night in Southeast Saskatchewan. It’s his second in the Swift Current I-Plex.

Unofficial results from the Cody Snyder Invitational PBR in Swift Current, SK on May 23rd, 2015. 

Long go: 1. Scott Schiffner, 87 points; 2. Tim Lipsett, 86; 3. Cawl Braithwaite, 83; 4. Zane Lambert, 81; 5. Landon Lockhart, 79; 6. Ty Pozzobon, 77; 7. Justin Lloyd, 65; no other qualified rides.

Finals: no qualified rides.

Aggregate and total money won: 1. Scott Schiffner, 87 points; 2. Tim Lipsett, 86; 3. Cawl Braithwaite, 83; 4. Zane Lambert, 81; 5. Landon Lockhart, 79; 6. Ty Pozzobon, 77; 7. Justin Lloyd, 65; no other qualified rides.



Schiffner also won the Swift Current PBR title in 2011 highlighted by this crowd-thrilling 86 on Pop Evil from the Big Stone Firm.


Pro Rodeo Canada News Release – May 19th, 2015

Pro Rodeo Canada
May 19, 2015
For immediate release


Langevin in the Lead

AIRDRIE, Alberta — Armed with a new outlook and renewed enthusiasm, bareback rider, Kevin Langevin has found himself in a very unfamiliar position this rodeo season.

“No, I never have,” says Langevin, when asked if he’s ever held the number one position in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association standings before. “Hands down, this is the best spring I’ve ever had in my 11 year pro rodeo career. She’s a long season but I’m happy with the start.”

The 32 year-old, Rich Lake, AB cowboy is unofficially in top spot in the Canadian bareback standings after winning the 97th annual Falkland Stampede in Falkland, BC on the long weekend. Langevin was 84.5-points on Northcott Rodeo’s, McCarty Rose, during the holiday Monday performance to pocket $1,303, which boosts his 2015 earnings to $3,138.

“I was pretty sore from Cloverdale after getting thrown on my cowboy hat twice,” admits Langevin, who also competed at the invitational rodeo in Cloverdale, BC during the long weekend. “I had to back the bolts off on my riggin’ just to get my hand in. And even worse, when I jumped for the pick-up man, my hand wouldn’t come out and I ended up on my head one more time.”

The jump to first place comes nearly a year after Langevin was forced to leave the rodeo trail because of a serious shoulder injury.

“I separated my AC joint in Grande Prairie,” relays the 2010 CFR qualifier. “I could have come back half way through the season but it was career threatening. My first horse back was at Jake’s (Vold) bareback school. I got off and it never hurt a bit and hasn’t since. And I’ve been testing it lately with my flying dismounts.”

Kevin Langevin competes at the 2015 Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo. Photo by Jeremy Wombold.

Kevin Langevin competes at the 2015 Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo. Photo by Jeremy Wombold.

“Sitting out for a year was probably the best thing to happen to me.  I’ve got a new attitude towards rodeo. I’m back to wanting it more.”

Bullrider, Travis Maguire’s debut on the Pro Rodeo Canada trail continues to be spectacular. The Sik Sika Nation, AB, cowboy won his second rodeo of the month with an 86-point ride on Northcott Rodeo’s, Harlum Knights.

“I’m really surprised,” says the 21 year-old Maguire of his fast start to the season. “It’s a dream come true. I’m just doing what I love to do.”

Maguire also won the Drayton Valley, AB Pro Rodeo and placed at the Stavely, AB Indoor Pro Rodeo to earn $3,659 so far in May. Of that, $2,056 will count in the Pro Rodeo Canada standings after Maguire filled his permit and bought his pro card after the Stavely win.

Other winners from Falkland include saddle bronc rider, Troy Crowser (86-points on Northcott Rodeo’s, Get Smart, $1,405), team ropers, Steele DePaoli/Kasper Roy (4.0-seconds, $1,430 each), tie-down roper, Dean Edge (8.3-seconds, $1,686), barrel racer, Lisa Zachoda (17.125-seconds, $1,292), steer wrestlers, Straws Milan and Clayton Moore (3.6-seconds each, $1,556 each) and boys steer rider,  Dixon Tattrie (71-points, $378).

CPRA competitors also took home some big money from the non-sanctioned, invitational Cloverdale Rodeo during the long weekend. Tyrell Larsen of Inglis, MB, won the saddle bronc riding ($22,000) with a 90.5-point ride in Monday’s final while Julie Leggett of Kamloops, BC, topped the barrel racing ($22,400) with a 16.195-second run.

Next up on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association schedule is the Grande Prairie Stompede in Grande Prairie, AB (May 27-31), the Black Gold Pro Rodeo in Leduc, AB (May 28-31), the Wildwood Bronc Bustin’ in Wildwood, AB (May 29-30) and the Hand Hills Lake Stampede in Craigmyle, AB (May 30-31).

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About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association: The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with its headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta, is the sanctioning body for professional rodeo in Canada. The CPRA endorses over 50 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.1 million. Join us for the 42nd edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) November 11th-15th, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta at Rexall Place, our association’s premiere event. For more information please visit or call (403) 945-0903. Follow us on Twitter, or like our page onFacebook, and watch the action on YouTube throughout the year.

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Cloverdale’s 2015 Champions

Courtesy of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair.
For Immediate Release
May 18, 2015

World’s Top Cowboys and Cowgirls Compete 

SURREY, British Columbia –- The 69th annual Cloverdale Rodeo showcased the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls at one of the world’s top ten rodeo events. This year, the winners split
over $325,000 in prize money.

Jessy Davis walked away with the $20,000 First Place prize, dominating
Bareback Riding all weekend and finishing off strong with a score of 89 on

Tyrell Larsen dominated the Saddle Bronc competition from start to finish at
this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo, winning $20,000 in the final.

Kamloops native Julie Leggett rode to victory in the Ladies Barrel Racing with
an impressive time of 16.195 seconds.

The 2014 Cloverdale Rodeo Bull Riding champ Steve Woolsey once again takes
the grand prize of $44,000 with a score of 86.5. He will be going home with a
total of $46,800 for the weekend as well as the title of 2015 Cloverdale Rodeo
Bull Riding Champion.


Bareback Riding
1) Jessy Davis, Power, MT – 89 points ($20,000 Finals, $23,900 Total)
2) Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, UT- 88.5 points ($10,000 Finals, $11,800 Total)
3) Matt Lait, Cayley, AB- 86.5 points ($5,000 Finals, $6,900 Total)
4) J.R. Vezain, Cowley, WY- 85.5 points ($4,000 Finals, $8,500 Total)

Saddle Bronc Riding
1) Tyrell Larsen, Inglis, MB – 90.5 points ($20,000 Finals, $22,200 Total)
2) Cort Sheer, Eslmere, NE – 89 points ( $11,250 Finals, $14,000 Total)
3) Cody Demoss, Heflin, MA – 84.5 points ($6,250 Finals, $9,700 Total)
4) Bradley Harter, Loranger, LA – 83 points ($5,250 Finals, $7,850 Total)

Ladies Barrel Riding
1) Julie Leggett, Kamloops, BC – 16.195 seconds ($20,000 Finals, $22,400
2) Timi Likely, Twin Falls, ID – 16.292 seconds ($10,000 Finals, $12,200 Total)
3) Sydni Daines, Red Deer Country, AB – 16.320 seconds ($5,000 Finals,
$7,700 Total)
4) Lyndsey Kruse, Great Falls, MT – 16.481 seconds ($4,000 Finals, $5,900

Bull Riding
1) Steve Woolsey, Payson, UT – 86.5 points ($44,000 Finals, $46,800 Total)

About the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair:
The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization
that manages the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, held every
year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British
The Association is also responsible for the year-round management of the eight
facilities on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds that host over 1,000 events annually,
including trade shows, concerts, festivals, sporting events, horse and dog shows,
swap meets, flea markets, weddings and meetings.
For more information on the Association and the 69th annual Cloverdale Rodeo
and the 127th Country Fair, visit


Media Contacts
Colin Wong
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
Direct: 604-637-6649
Cell: 604-638-0412

Lesley Chang
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
Direct: 604-637-6661
Cell: 604-675-1461

Jim Gladstone, Nov. 18, 1942 – May 16, 2015

This write-up comes courtesy of the PRCA.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jim Gladstone, the first Canadian to earn a world championship in a timed event, and still the only Canadian to have won a tie-down roping gold buckle, died at his home on the Blood Reserve May 16. He was 72.

A versatile athlete as a youth who excelled in basketball, and track and field before finally concentrating on rodeo, Gladstone won the 1969, 1971 and 1973 Canadian tie-down roping championships and went on to win the world championship in 1977, upsetting Roy Cooper and Tom Ferguson at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City.

Gladstone roped 10 calves in 119.7 seconds, setting an NFR record and beating the previous mark by almost five-and-a-half seconds, all while competing with a broken finger. He was carried out of the arena on the shoulders of his countrymen, waving the maple leaf flag.

He would ultimately qualify for the NFR four times (1972-73 and 1977-78), always as a tie-down roper, but he also competed in steer wrestling and team roping.

He is an inductee in both the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame.

The funeral service will be held at noon May 23 in the Cardston (Alberta) Agridome. Friends may meet the family for a visitation from 10-11:30 a.m. May 23 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston.

Interment will be in the family plot at the Blood Reserve. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Gladstone is survived by his six children: Stacey (Greg) Schmidt, Quincey (Troy) Atkin, Chad (Kim) Gladstone, Skye (Martin) Carroll, Lincoln Gladstone and Zac Gladstone; and 12 grandchildren, Trentin and Trey Atkin; Ashton and Tennison Schmidt; Madi, Miles, Chase and Callay Gladstone; and Solia, Atalya, Steele and Azure Carroll.