Laye Tops the Steer Wrestling Field at the 101st Falkland Stampede
Photo courtesy of Paul Wright Photo
It was a good weekend for Consort, Alberta steer wrestler, Brendan Laye. The 2018 PRCA Rookie of the year (he won the Canadian edition of that honour in 2016), dogged his steer in 4.0 seconds to earn the win at the 101st Falkland Stampede and take home $1513.
“I love going to that rodeo,” Laye commented. “It’s such a great event so getting the win there is pretty cool. I rode Joe Guze’s horse and had a really good steer and it all worked out.”
That win coupled with a 4/5 split in the first round at Redding, California and a fourth place cheque at Hayward, CA made for a profitable weekend for the 3rd generation talent.
“We wanted to rest Tyson (Curtis Cassidy’s SW Horse of the year) this week. And we took my horse down south; it was nice to win some on him too.”
Laye is getting hot at just the right time as the Canadian rodeo schedule gets hectic in the coming weeks. “It’s exciting. This is a confidence booster for sure and it makes a guy feel like you can have some luck on both sides of the border.”
Additional (unofficial) Falkland Stampede Highlights and Winners
– Speaking of hot, saddle bronc rider, Jake Watson is burning it up everywhere he goes these days. The Hudson’s Hope, BC cowboy made it four wins in two weeks as he rode Northcott-Macza’s Honey Moon to 84 points and $1264 and was 88 points for a $4315 win at Redding.
– And Jake Vold was… well, Jake Vold. The three-time Canadian Bareback Riding Champion teamed up with Northcott-Macza’s Stevie Knicks for a spectacular 92 points (which set a new Falkland Stampede arena record) good for $1226.70.
– Three way split in the team roping with Jeremy Buhler/Kolton Schmidt, Tyce McLeod/Tuftin McLeod and Keely Bonnett/Logan Bonnett all in at 6.0 seconds which netted each roper $936.24
– Josh Frost (Randlett, Utah) rode Northcott-Macza’s 333 Orange Crush to win the bull riding event – $1303.03
– Texan, Miranda Emmert – 16.537 seconds for the ladies barrel racing win and $1500.24
– Tie-down roping – Clayton Smith, 8.4 seconds – $1621.50
– Novice bareback – Chett Deitz, 75 points – $225.04
– Novice saddle bronc – Hayden Cole – 75 points – $256.08
– Junior steer riding – Dusty Golden, 75 points – $289.06
Check out complete Falkland Stampede results at http://rodeocanada.com/
Up next on the CPRA schedule is the Swift Current (Sask) Cody Snyder Xtreme Bulls Invitational May 25.
Courtesy of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association
About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association
The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta is the sanctioning body for professional rodeo in Canada. The CPRA approves 55 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.7 million. The organization holds their premiere event – the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) – at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, October 29 – November 3, 2019 and will oversee the Finning Pro Tour Finals September 1 in Armstrong, BC and their inaugural Maple Leaf Circuit Finals November 27-30, 2019 at the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan. Follow the CPRA on Twitter and Instagram @prorodeocanada, ‘Like’ Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Facebook or online at RodeoCanada.com.