This write up and infotmation comes courtesy of Nate Morrison you may reach him at 605-515-4313 or contact him via his website at: www.thebreedersconnection.com
First of all I would like to thank the stock contractors of the PRCA for bringing me on as the new sale coordinator for Benny Binnion’s World Famous Bucking Horse & Bull Sale held at the South Point in Las Vegas during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. I would especially like to thank the sale board of Hal Burns, Sammy Andrews, Mike Corey, Jim Barnes, Jim Korkow, David Morehead, and Hank Franzen, for their support and confidence in me. We spent all this morning in a conference call coming up with a plan that is going to change the face and the quality of the sale, turning it into an elite sale that has never been done before.
Some of the biggest changes in the sale is going to consist of only accepting 40 Saddle Bronc Horses, 40 Bucking Bulls, and 20 Bareback Horses, along with 20 dummy colts, 20 dummy bulls and 30 of Stace Smith’s Futurity Broncs. We are going to kick up the added money, bringing on Top Contestants competing in a performance that the fans are going to love to watch. 10 barebacks, 10 saddle broncs, 10 bulls, 20 dummy colts, and 20 dummy bulls will be bucked and sold on Thursday, December 4th. Stace Smith’s Bronc Futurity will be held on Friday, December 5th, consisting of 30 saddle bronc horses that will be sold on Saturday. Then on Saturday, December 6th, 30 elite saddle broncs, 30 elite bulls, and 10 elite barebacks will be bucked and sold. We will still implement a select pick up horse sale as well.
All consignment considerations must be sent to me by video, and must be approved by myself in order to be consigned in the sale. We are going to combine the best aspects of a live sale and an online sale in order to promote the stock and to bring the best prices possible. I will create a website to promote all videos through the year, that can be updated through the year with the latest most recent trips of the stock consigned, that will also be shown on the big screen in house when they are bucked live. We will also live stream the sale and events over the internet offering bid over the phone options as you watch live. The sooner your stock is approved for consignment, the sooner your stock can start getting promoted in this fashion. Imagine being able to promote an animal all year long with the opportunity to sell him in the most prestigious sale in rodeo. I am bringing the buyers what they are looking for and willing to spend the big money for. If you feel like you have stock that you would like to be considered for this new format of a sale, contact me.
In the near future, I will be creating a new website and facebook page for Benny Binnion’s World Famous Bucking Horse & Bull Sale. At that time I will ask you, my facebook friends, to help me promote and blast all over social media this new venture that I have encountered. Thank you for your continued support.
HOUSTON, Texas — Clint Laye scored a solid 84 points last night on Lone Star of the Cervi Championship Rodeo Company. That left him in a tie for second place to give him $833 in winnings thus far.
Straws and Tanner Milan were out of the money but both made a solid effort. It looked like Tanner didn’t break out but apparently he did. Straws missed his steer by a bit but caught up to him and got him down. Tanner would have won the round if it wasn’t for that barrier. Hopefully both get it done tonight.
Same goes for Lindsay Sears and Martha who knocked two barrels last night along with Chad Besplug who was bucked off.
You can watch them in round two of bracket three tonight starting at 6:45 CST on the Fox Sports Southwest website via this link: http://msn.foxsports.com/southwest/story/rodeo-houston-live-webcast-030414
Highlights on the app are awesome, you can search by each contestant for each of their individual rides or runs. Hats off to Rodeo Houston for all of their work on Social Media. Here’s where to download that app: https://admin.rodeohouston.com/GuestServices/MobileApp.aspx
HOUSTON, Texas — With $3,150 in winnings in the second bracket of Rodeo Houston, Luke Creasy will move on to the semifinals. Fourth in the first round with an 84 and a tie for first in the second round with an 85 left him sitting pretty going into the third round.
A 79 in the third round didn’t help him any but it gave him enough for third in the aggregate and another $800.
Clayton Moore, Sam Kelts and Matt Lait had a similar fate in bracket two all picking up a fourth place check for $500 in one of the rounds. Curtis Cassidy was blanked.
Coming up in the third bracket are Chad Besplug, Lindsay Sears, Clint Laye along with Tanner and Straws Milan.
This story comes courtesy of Ted Harbin and TwisTEDRodeo.com
Ranch work is equal parts animal care, land management and jack-of-all-trades Western engineering.
That experience came in handy for the McCoy brothers during the third episode of Season 24 of “The Amazing Race,” the CBS-TV reality series. The brothers put their ingenuity to work during the Sunday, March 9, telecast that featured the teams racing around Subah, Malaysia Borneo.
Jet and Cord McCoy began the show in sixth place as the teams began from Guangzhou, China, leaving six minutes behind second-leg winners Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly. That was important, since only the first six teams to the airport were to be boarded on the first flight, which provided a three-hour head start to two-thirds of the nine teams remaining in the race.
Of course, The Cowboys hold the valuable Express Pass, their prize for winning the opening leg that enables them to skip a challenge along the race around the world for $1 million.
“We’re glad we’re the only ones to have an Express Pass,” Jet said.
The McCoys were awarded two Express Passes, but one was to be given to another team. They passed it along to The Country Singers, Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth, who used it in Leg 2.
Though Villegas and Reilly held the lead to begin the race, they weren’t among the first six teams to arrive at the Guangzhou airport and were forced to wait. That put them behind the eight-ball early, and the rest of the pack took advantage.
“Jet and I have been in that same position,” Cord said. You can be the “first ones to leave the mat, and the next thing you know, you’re standing there, and you’re last. That’s the kind of deal that you’ve got to pick yourself up and dust yourself off and catch back off.”
The Cowboys have done that during their three chances on “The Amazing Race.” On Sunday night’s episode, they maneuvered their way to the Kionsom Waterfall, where Cord, as the assigned teammate, had to find a gnome, then work his way through the rainforest and down the waterfall to obtain the next clue.
“Those cotton jeans are going to weigh 50 pounds by the time he gets done with this,” Jet said. “He’s going to be soaking wet.”
Cord was. In fact, he attracted a little more water than the other teams because he was forced to do the task twice; the clues were along the path down the waterfall.
“The clues were on my left, and I was looking over my right,” Cord said. “I skidded all the way down the rocks, and the next think I know is I’m in a pool of water and realize I don’t have the clue.”
The delay could’ve been troublesome for some, but the McCoys took it in stride.
“Cord having to redo this and having to go all the way back to the top … it cost us some time, but that’s alright,” Jet said. “We’ll make up some time somewhere.”
They did. In fact, it happened on the next challenge, where teams were to build a bamboo raft at the Kampung Tempinahaton to tackle one of two assignments on the Detour. The brothers from the southeastern Oklahoma community of Tupelo were fourth at the river, but they scooted past the mother-son tandem of Margie O’Donnell and Luke Adams by utilizing jack-of-all-trades engineering to create the raft.
“Jet and I are kind of handymen around the ranch,” Cord said.
The other teams have noticed.
“Once the cowboys get on task, they are so fast,” O’Donnell said. “They blew us out of the water.”
Third in the water, the cowboys utilized the help of The Afghanamals, Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, to complete the Detour. Several of the teams, like The Afghanamals and The Cowboys, opted to deliver goods, while others took part in a faux hunting task. For The McCoys, they guided their raft to a make-shift port to deliver food to a village chief, and Temory and Zadran helped the brothers to their destination, though The Afghanamals were ahead of the brothers at that point.
The father-son tandem of Dave and Connor O’Leary were the first to arrive at all locations along the third leg of the race, but they passed their exit point off the river. They ended up hiking back to the village chief while carrying the groceries. They hiked back and beat the other teams to the end of the Detour.
That changed shortly after the teams returned to the river with their rafts. Temory and Zadran had trouble in the river, and their raft came apart in rough rapids. The McCoys, though, passed The Afghanamals on the water.
That made the difference in the outcome of the second leg. The O’Learys won the leg, while the McCoys placed second. They were followed by Temory and Zadran. O’Donnell and Adams placed fourth.
YouTube hosts Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena were the last to finish and were eliminated.
PHOENIX, AZ– There are a ton of Canadians in Arizona at this time of the year, this weekend’s PBR Built Ford Tough Series Bass Pro Chute Out in Phoenix had quite a few of them at it.
Chad Pighin was down there to judge, Daryl Mills was in the arena as the chute boss, and Jesse Byrne was in the arena as usual. Turns out all the Canadian content must have worked out for a couple of our riders too.
The event ended with Tanner Byrne placing second, behind J.B. Mauney in the average and pocketing $16,875.00 for the weekend. Not bad for his second ever BFTS event. This one came due to the win last weekend in Lethbridge, AB.
“It was awesome. I made a goal to make the World Finals this year and that was a good start to get there, now to keep rolling,” said Tanner. “Since I was 3 I wanted to be a World Champion in the PBR so that’s the plan now.”
Byrne scored a 85.75 aboard Little Bighorn in the second round. In the Championship Round he came back firing, riding Compact for 88 points ending the round in third place. This win moves him to 28th place in the PBR World Standings which will likely get him to the summer break for the BFTS.
Tanner’s friend Ty Pozzobon finished Round 2 in second place behind Matt Triplet but bucked off Jared Allen’s H4WW Hot Iron in the Championship round. Even with the buck-off Pozzobon came out fifth place in the average race, winning $7,375. With that, he moves to 18th place in the PBR’s World Standings.
“Ya it was a Canadian weekend,” said Tanner. “Dusty Ephrom is living down here too so he was pulling my rope all weekend, it was good! Pozzy and I kinda feed off each other and make each other do better.”
For full event results visit pbr.com.
CLARESHOLM, Alberta – What a night it was at the Claresholm Agriplex for the first ever Chad Besplug Invitational. For an event to do as well as this in it’s first year, it’s going to be tough to top in year two.
Things kicked off with a video done by Christina Rogers with footage from iLink Media and Hell on Hooves, which we will have uploaded in the near future. From there went right in to introductions and O’Canada by the sensational Lyndsay Butler.
Scott Schiffner, sponsored by ATB Agriculture, who was also a sponsor of the event, made a solid ride on Two Bit’s Devil’s Wing for an 84.5 point score, which had him in the lead position at that point.
Not long after that, event organizer Chad Besplug put up an 86 on that bull I still think he picked himself, Wild Hoggs’ 2 Dark 2 C.
After Besplug’s ride, Dave Poulsen stepped in for an interview with his neighbor. Turns out for Dave, it was a big night too as he celebrated his 35th year of announcing and his birthday too but he still hasn’t let on to anyone just how old he is. If anyone has that information, please send it our way.
Congratulations to you Dave! Here’s to 35 more. By then you should be about 77, right?
Tyler Thomson tried his butt off for an 84.5 on Two Bit’s Hands Free.
Beau Hill got that same score after riding Torch Head from Vold Rodeo.
Devon Mezei, Tyler Pankewitz and young gun Brock Radford scored 82.5, 82 and 82, respectively.
Finishing off the long go making my picks nearly perfect was Jesse Torkelson with his long go winning 87 on Franklin Rodeo’s Team Paige. Way to be Jesse, always gotta bet on the vets.
That set us up for a high energy short go which would feature some of the top bulls in Canada as well as the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Canadian Champions.
Unfortunately, none of the champs made the whistle, but that worked out great for Saskatchewan cowboy and rising star, Dakota Buttar rode Rainy Nights from the Franklin Rodeo Company for an 87.
No other rides meant he was the champ and Chad Besplug handed him over the buckle, with his bull riding glove and gear still on after coming down from Girletz’s bull by the name of Finkle’s Dog.
“I’m pretty excited about it, it’s cool to win the event the first year its on. I’m happy to start the year off like that,” said Dakota who went on to commend Chad on his event, after receiving his buckle. “Chad’s a great guy to be around at rodeos and stuff and he always rides awesome. He put on a good event and had a pretty good pen of bulls put together in the long go and short go. And he had that placed packed so that’s was pretty cool, seeing him ride Pop Evil was pretty awesome.”
Then, it still wasn’t over.
Topping off the evening in a fairy-tale ending sort of manner was Chad’s grudge match vs. 2013 Bull of the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Pop Evil. With the crowd on their feet, it was one of those special moments a person doesn’t often see.
“I can remember a few moments like this before. Calgary (for the $100,000) the CFR and a few other big events,” Chad said. “I knew I had to pull through.”
Chad Besplug rode Pop Evil for a score of 91 points, but he didn’t win any money, he did it for the glory, and charity. His own charity to be exact, the Count on Cowboy Foundation.
“Yesterday will probably go down as the best day of my life to date,” Chad said. “I’m so thankful for everyone who made the event what it was, without all of you, it wouldn’t have been possible.”
When Dave Poulsen and Brett Gardiner asked the crowd if they wanted to see a second year of the Chad Besplug Invitational, the response was unanimous.
See you next year Claresholm, thanks for making the event such an overwhelming success!
Unofficial results from the Chad Besplug Invitational in Claresholm, AB. March 8th, 2014.
Long Go: 1. Jesse Torkelson on Franklin Rodeo’s 634 Team Paige, 87 points, $1,788.96; 2. Chad Besplug, 86, $1,341.72; 3. (tie) Scott Schiffner, Beau Hill and Tyler Thomson, 84.5, $447.24 each; 6. Devon Mezei, 82.5; 7. (tie) Tyler Pankewitz and Brock Radford, 82.
Short Go: 1. Dakota Buttar on Franklin Rodeo’s 984 Rainy Nights, 87 points, $400; no other qualified rides ($600 in ground money to Dakota Buttar)
Aggregate: 1. Dakota Buttar, 165 points on two head, $3,026.34; 2. Jesse Torkelson, 87 on one, $2,504.54; 3. Chad Besplug, 86 on one, $1,982.76; 4. (tie) Scott Schiffner, Tyler Thomson and Beau Hill, 84.5 on one, $973.98 each.
Total money won: 1. Dakota Buttar, $3,426.34 (plus $600 ground money) 2. Jesse Torkelson, $4,293.50; 3. Chad Besplug, $3,324.48; 4. (tie) Tyler Thomson, Scott Schiffner and Beau Hill, $1,421.22.
*Stay tuned for more videos as they are uploaded.