Photo by Billie-Jean Duff
Cole Goodine is making up for lost time.
A foot injury kept the Carbon, Alberta bareback rider sidelined for over half of the 2019 season, but once he cracked back out, he didn’t miss a beat. And he’s off to a solid start at his sixth straight CFR.
Goodine rode the Calgary Stampede’s outstanding 13 year old stallion, Special Delivery, to 86.25 points to win the second go-round and better position himself in the standings.
“When I saw the draw last night, I was pretty excited,” the second generation cowboy grinned. “Special Delivery is one of my favourite draws. He’s big and strong. He’s wild and has a big mane. Everything about him is cool. When I saw I had him, I knew I had a chance.”
Goodine’s association with Special Delivery goes back to 2014, his rookie season, when he met up with the big bay son of Grated Coconut in the Ponoka Stampede 4-round. “I was 87.5 and since then he’s been one of my favourite horses.”
Goodine came into this year’s Finals in seventh spot with $21,607 in regular season earnings. Tonight’s go-round win ($10,530) moves the 25 year old into a second place tie in the aggregate standings and fifth overall with $32,137 in total earnings. The bareback riding event is suddenly wide open after season leader, Caleb Bennett from Corvalis, MT, surprisingly bucked off Northcott-Macza’s Star Struck.
Other round winners included Edgar Durazo who won his second straight bull riding go-round. The first ever Mexican-born CFR qualifier recorded an 87.75 point ride on last year’s bull of the year, the Calgary Stampede’s -201 Night Moves. 2017 Canadian steer wrestling champion, Jason Thomas bounced back from an opening night 14.0 second run with a blazing 3.6 tonight. Saddle bronc rookie, Kolby Wanchuk marked 85.5 points aboard Outlaw Buckers’ W42 Comeback Red for the round win. Team Ropers, two time world champion, Matt Sherwood and CFR first timer, Hunter Koch, enjoyed a 3.8 second run while 15 year old Taylor Manning topped the barrel racing field with a 14.456 second run. And Texan, Ty Harris, made his first CFR cheque a good one with an 8.0 in the tie-down roping.
In the novice events, which wrap up tomorrow, the round wnners were Chett Deitz in the bareback riding and K’s Thomson in the saddle bronc – both with 76.5 point scores. Griffin Koester marked 75 to claim top spot in the junior steer riding.
For complete results, see rodeocanada.com
CFR performance number three takes on a Halloween theme at 7 pm tomorrow evening (Oct 31) at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta.
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, AB, 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, SK. Follow the CPRA on Twitter and Instagram @prorodeocanada, ‘Like’ Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Facebook or online at RodeoCanada.com.