25 November 2015
By Ted Stovin
REGINA, Saskatchewan — Round two of the 2015 Canadian Cowboys Association Finals kicked off with a quick, exciting opening ceremonies featuring the top contenders after night one.
Australia’s Cohen Collins made an impressive ride in the bareback to start things up in what was a fantastic set of horses. 81 points was Collins’ score on Easy Money to earn $1,500. Monty Koopman’s re-ride put him in a tie for third to hold onto the overall lead.
After a slow time last night, Murray Linthicum and Kent Drake took first in the team roping with a quick 5.9. They are tied now at the top with the father and son team of Tuftin and Scott Mcleod. Kevin Turner and Tyler Picau are the only team to place twice so far, in fourth place so far both nights.
Season leader Kirk Thompson was tops in the bronc riding after riding a horse called Little Muffin to the tune of 78.5 points. Thompson leads the way with money won however Casey Bertram has him by five points so far for the title after a second place finish tonight.
High point – three event cowboy Scott Sigfusson is the top bull dogger after two days of competition. Dustin Caragata and Trace Nickolson split the round with matching 4.5 second times but Sigfusson’s third place finish at 4.8 leaves him first overall after the first two rounds.
Ty Skene and William Barrows made a pair of great steer rides tonight for 79 points each. Ironically, both were the only two left out of the money in round one. Hayden Briggs, who finished in third, leads overall.
Barrel racer Twyla Zunti put up the fastest time of the week so far, getting under the 14 second mark to 13.99. She’s now in a tie for second overall with last night’s round winner, Nicole Pana. Kerry Maynes leads the pack with 50 championship points thanks to a second place finish on Wednesday night.
Mardi Yarshenko lost today’s round by 2/100ths of a second but still leads the title with 70 championship points. Ally Kielstra won round two this evening with a time of 14.23 seconds.
In the tie down roping, Tyler Getz roped his calf in a time of 8.4 seconds to win the round worth $1,500 and move to the overall lead with 50 championship points.
Mexico’s Armando Davila Rodriguez took home the whole pot in the bull busting tonight. His 81.5 on Itchy earned him $3,000 and jumped him to the overall lead with 50 championship points. Rodriguez is ahead by a full bull in the aggregate.
Highlights courtesy of IKS Media.
Unofficial results from round two of the 52nd Canadian Cowboys Association Finals in the Brandt Center at the Canadian Western Agribition on November 25th, 2015.
Round three of the 2015 Canadian Cowboys Association Finals begins at 7:00pm on Thursday November 26th inside the Brandt Center.