Photos: 2015 Canadian Wrangler NFR Qualifiers

14 October 2015

By Ted Stovin with photos from Rebecca and Covy Moore along with Matt Cohen.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Six Canadians have qualified for the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This is the highest number of Canadians to qualify since 2010.

 

 

10. Orin Larsen – Inglis, MB – $81,627.04 – First WNFR Qualification

Orin Larsen rides Wayne Vold's Dancing queen to an 88 point score and the win on Day 8 of the Calgary Stampede on July 10th, 2015. Photo by Covy Moore.

Orin Larsen rides Wayne Vold’s Dancing queen to an 88 point score and the win on Day 8 of the Calgary Stampede on July 10th, 2015. Photo by Covy Moore.

 

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Orin Larsen is the first, or second contestant from Manitoba to qualify for the Wrangler NFR. Photo by Covy Moore.

 

13. Clint Laye – Cadogan, AB – $80,307.44 – First WNFR Qualification

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Clint Laye rides C5 Rodeo’s Virgil to win the $100,000 check at the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Photo by Covy Moore.

 

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Clint Laye salutes the crowd after being handed a check for $100,000 for winning the bareback riding at the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Photo by Rebecca Moore.

 

13. Tanner Milan – Cochrane, AB – $66,326.67 – First WNFR Qualification

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Tanner Milan twists a steer to win a round at the Canadian Finals Rodeo to win his second Canadian Championship in 2014. Photo by Covy Moore.

 

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Tanner Milan takes a victory lap after a round win at the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Photo by Covy Moore.

 

11. Zeke Thurston – Big Valley, AB – $72,278.18 – First WNFR Qualification

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Zeke Thurston rides Flying Five Rodeo’s Spring Planting en route to his $100,000 win at the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Photo by Covy Moore.

 

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Zeke Thurston became one of the only men to win both Rodeo Houston and the Calgary Stampede in the same year. Thurston did so in his rookie season and competes for the title in Las Vegas. Photo by Rebecca Moore.

 

15. Tyrel Larsen – Inglis, MB – $61,171.86 – First WNFR Qualification

Tyrel Larsen of Inglis, Manitoba rides X178 Big & Rich of Western Rodeos, Reno 2015

Tyrel Larsen of Inglis, Manitoba rides X178 Big & Rich of Western Rodeos, Reno 2015. Matt Cohen photo.

We just love this photo! What do you think they are mentally saying to each other here?

Posted by RODEOHOUSTON on Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

15. Deb Guelly – Okotoks, AB – $59,769.17 – Sixth WNFR Qualification

Barrel racer Deb Guelly of Okotoks, AB competes at the Oakdale Rodeo in Oakdale, CA.

Barrel racer Deb Guelly of Okotoks, AB competes at the Oakdale Rodeo in Oakdale, CA. Matt Cohen photo.

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