14 September 2015
By Ted Stovin
CALGARY, Alberta — A number of Canadians with their sights set on the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo have their names on the leaderboards and results this weekend so far.
Tanner Milan, currently 14th in the PRCA, split round one of the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo in Puyallup, WA. For the win, Milan earned $4,362, which gives him a little more breathing room and should move him back up a couple spots in the standings when they are updated later today.
A couple of contestants that needed to make up some ground to get inside the top 15 did exactly that this weekend.
Deb Guelly and Tyrel Larsen won $4,495 and $4,760 respectively earning two checks each. Guelly came into this week 20th in the WPRA, over $6,000 out of 15th. This week when the new set of numbers come out she should be a lot closer to a return to the NFR. Guelly placed second in the first round of Puyallup worth over $2,700 and tied for third in Lewiston, ID for another $1,700. She could be as high as 17th when the numbers are added up.
Larsen entered the week $2,300 out of 15th, in 17th but now holds down 15th, inside by just over $2,000. The Manitoban picked up over $3,000 for a second place finish in Lewiston and got another $1,500 for fourth in Fort Madison, IA.
Tyrel’s brother Orin also had a solid weekend earning two checks totalling $2,715 between Fort Madison and Salt Lake City. Larsen holds on to his spot of 14th of all bareback riders currently.
Fellow bareback rider Clint Laye picked up a check to keep him on pace, now eighth in the PRCA. Laye’s check was worth $878 for third in Salt Lake. Jake Vold earned $2,066 for a split of third in Lewiston but remains over $5,000 back of 15th, in 17th.
Bronc rider Clay Elliot now sits 19th, under $7,000 back of Tyrel Larsen 15th. Elliot scratched $415 out of Lewiston catching the eighth and final spot there.