For the Record: Reno Rodeo
Many records have been set and broken at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo since it started in 1919, and none are older than steer wrestler Walt Linderman’s 1963 record time of 3.1 seconds that remains intact after 53 years. But, that could change as this year’s Reno Rodeo kicks off on June 16.
Trevor Brazile set the Reno record for all-around earnings in 2003 with $15,659.
Bareback rider Larry Sandvick’s 90-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s Spring Fling in 1998 was unmatched until 2005 when Royce Ford rode Growney Brothers Rodeo’s Moulin Rouge for 90 points.
Jun 20, 2017, 15:22
Kiesners competing on "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge"
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – PRCA members – brothers, Rider and Roper Kiesner – were basking in the spotlight on prime-time TV June 19.
The Kiesners are part of the five-member Team Saddle Up squad that’s competing on Season 2 of NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.”
The show, from the producers of “American Ninja Warrior,” has 24 teams competing in Spartan-style obstacle course races, vying for a $250,000 prize. The show is being broadcast from Atlanta, Ga.
Jun 20, 2017, 15:21
Benton snares Reno Xtreme Bulls crown
RENO, Nev. – With his first career Xtreme Bulls Division 1 victory within reach, Trey Benton III rose to the occasion.
The Rock Island, Texas, cowboy had an electric 88-point ride on Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo’s Spotted Demon in the short round to win the two-head average with 174.5 points on June 15.
“I had never been on that bull before, and he’s pretty widely-known for not being ridden, ever,” Benton said. “I just knew I needed to stay in the middle. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible.”
Jun 20, 2017, 15:21
DAVIS ADDS 10 POUNDS OF MUSCLE TO TITLE DEFENSE
Cooper Davis arrives at Last Cowboy Standing sitting at No. 9 in the world standings. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com
Cooper Davis has been hitting the gym hard with trainer, and fellow Jasper, Texas, native, Aaron Garrett.
Davis has reportedly gained 10 pounds of muscle since beginning his training regimen with Garrett three days a week.
Davis wanted to focus on building strength, and after his well known weight-loss story in his rookie year, he has been no stranger to discipline in the gym.
LAS VEGAS – 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis walked into Elite Fitness in Buna, Texas, Wednesday morning and looked at his trainer, Aaron Garrett, and said, ‘Man, I am sore.’
Garrett understands just how important this coming weekend’s Last Cowboy Standing event is, and he knew he had to “kick Cooper in the butt one more time.”
May 18, 2017, 16:37
BEAUTIES AND THE BEASTS
Miss USA contestants visited bull housing in Las Vegas Friday afternoon. Photo: Andre Silva
Bull riding and pageants can have more in common than you think, especially when considering the years of work that goes into just a few career-defining seconds.
The ladies competing at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas this weekend learned that when they took the time to visit with some PBR cowboys and the rankest bulls in the world.
It was an enlightening experience for both sides, who came away with a new-found respect for each other.
LAS VEGAS – They train for years to prepare for a few fleeting, career-defining seconds.
Crunch time is a solitary endeavor. It’s just you and your churning adrenaline, relying on muscle and brain memory that, when properly channeled, turns nerve-wracking moments in front of unforgiving TV cameras into a championship performance.
May 18, 2017, 16:36
PEARL HARBOR AND PACHECO ASSERT THEMSELVES AS WORLD CHAMPION CONTENDERS AT LAST COWBOY STANDING
Pearl Harbor was named the YETI "Built for the Wild" bull of the event. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com
Pearl Harbor rebounded in a big way from his out in Tacoma with another dominant performance in Las Vegas.
Kaique Pacheco earned a career-high $150,100 Saturday, but he has his eyes on a bigger check in November.
Meanwhile, Marco Eguchi's solid effort put him a good position for the summer.
LAS VEGAS – Here are three things we learned from Last Cowboy Standing this weekend at Las Vegas Village.
Pearl Harbor caps off first half with another 45-plus bull score (5-14-17)
Reigning Stock Contractor of the Year Chad Berger was curious to see how his bull Pearl Harbor would do after being ridden by Shane Proctor three weeks ago during the Tacoma Invitational.
May 18, 2017, 16:34
MAUNEY AND BRAZILE REMAIN AMBASSADORS OF WESTERN SPORTS
J.B. Mauney and Trevor Brazile have combined for over $13 million in career earnings. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com
When it comes to Western sports, J.B. Mauney and Trevor Brazile are among the most recognizable names.
The pair have combined for over $13 million in total winnings and were both in Las Vegas for the PBR's Last Cowboy Standing and the Helldorado Days Rodeo.
Both Mauney and Brazile have an immense respect for each other, and both look forward to the future of Western sports.
LAS VEGAS – Two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney once gave the rodeo trail a whirl back in the summer of 2009. Mauney quickly learned that the rodeo lifestyle was not for him, and he decided to stick with the bread and butter of PBR competition.
It is one of a myriad of reasons the PBR legend has the utmost respect for PRCA superstar Trevor Brazile.
May 18, 2017, 16:32
PACHECO: ‘THE SECOND HALF IS GOING TO DEFINE THE CHAMPION’
Even after opening Round 3 with a 90-point ride on Spotted Demon, Kaique Pacheco was prepared to get on at least one more bull.
Pacheco never lost focus as rider after rider began to fall. In his mind, the win was nowhere near secured.
It paid off for Pacheco, who despite not taking the world standings lead, won his third PBR Major and took a big chunk out of Eduardo Aparecido's lead.
PUEBLO, Colo. – The beads of sweat were rolling down Kaique Pacheco’s face as he hung his bull rope just beyond the out gate of the arena at the Las Vegas Village on Saturday night.
The 8-second clock had long already reached conclusion after Pacheco had ridden Spotted Demon for 90 points – only the third 90-point ride of his career.
May 18, 2017, 16:27
WORLD CHAMPIONS MAUNEY AND DAVIS SELECT BULLS FOR $25,000 MATCHUP
J.B. Mauney and Cooper Davis confirmed their bull selections for their match at this June's Hometown Dodge Challenger PBR event in Vinita, Oklahoma.
Mauney will take on Cochise, while Davis will test himself against Seven Dust. The battle between the World Champions will come down to who can post the highest score, with the winner taking the $25,000 prize.
The matchup is yet another hook devised by Gene Owen, who is in his second year producing the event near his Oklahoma ranch.
PUEBLO, Colo. – The battle of champions in Vinita, Oklahoma, on June 17 will feature two of the PBR’s best athletes squaring off against two of Gene Owen and Jane Clark’s rankest bulls.
Two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney and 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis informed Owen this weekend during Last Cowboy Standing which bull each of the riders would attempt to ride during their $25,000 showdown at the Hometown Dodge Challenger PBR.
May 18, 2017, 16:26
MOSSY OAK MUDSLINGER TO BE AWARDED WITH THE PBR BRAND OF HONOR
Mossy Oak Mudslinger will join World Champion Bulls Chicken on a Chain, Bones, Dillinger and Little Yellow Jacket as bulls who have been awarded the Brand of Honor. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com
2006 World Champion Bull Mossy Oak Mudslinger will be awarded with the PBR's Brand of Honor at the Heroes and Legends Celebration at this year's World Finals.
Also among the honorees are 2017 Ring of Honor inductees Ricky Bolin and Lyle Sankey, Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award winners Bill Selman and Doug Scott and Sharon Shoulders Award winner Julie Carrillo.
The Heroes and Legends Celebration will take place on Oct. 31 at the Showroom at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.
PUEBLO, Colo. – The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will award 2006 World Champion Bull Mossy Oak Mudslinger with the Brand of Honor as part of the Heroes and Legends Celebration at the 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas.
The ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the Showroom at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, will also induct Ricky Bolin and Lyle Sankey into the PBR’s Ring of Honor. Also among the honorees are Bill Selman and Doug Scott (Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award), and Julie Carrillo (Sharon Shoulders Award). The evening will be hosted by PBR’s official entertainer, Flint Rasmussen, and PBR on CBS Sports sideline reporter Leah Garcia.
May 18, 2017, 16:24
Fountain wins Helldorado on Hell Boy
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Rookie saddle bronc rider Leon Fountain earned the third win of his ProRodeo career at the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days Rodeo by a half-point.
Fountain nailed an 85.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Hell Boy and cashed in for $2,888 by besting CoBurn Bradshaw, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
Prior to Helldorado, the 21-year-old Fountain's only other ProRodeo wins were at the Alamosa (Colo.) Roundup on June 24, 2016, and the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo on April 9 of this year.
May 18, 2017, 16:21
Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President, salutes the standing-room only crowd at a Republican rally at the Mesquite (Texas) Arena in November of 1988. The visit to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo was Reagan’s only stop in Texas during a final campaign swing for President-elect George H.W. Bush.
May 18, 2017, 16:19
Bullfighter Spencer injured in scary wreck
Scotty Spencer, who has been a PRCA bullfighter since 2005, knows all too well the dangers of the job.
While doing that job April 22, at the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, Spencer was severely injured by Andrews Rodeo Company’s Monkey Punch.
Moments after the first bull rider of the performance, Forrest Marshall, was bucked off, Spencer shot in to protect Marshall and the trouble began.
Apr 29, 2017, 14:43
Teel wins Ak-Chin Invitational
GLENDALE, Ariz. – 2012 PRCA champion Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas) finally broke through on the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) as he earned his first-career victory at the Ak-Chin Invitational Sunday afternoon at Gila River Arena.
Teel was one of three riders to go a perfect 3-for-3 in front of a PBR Glendale record crowd.
He started Championship Sunday in with an 88-point ride on Crazy Horse (Rocking I Rodeo Co.) in Round 2 before going on to ride More Big Bucks (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Clay Struve) for 87.25 points in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round to pull ahead of pack and secure the victory.
Apr 29, 2017, 14:32
Marchi makes sports history in Billings with 600th ride
BILLINGS, Mont. – 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi (Itupeva, Brazil) wrote his name into the history books when he became the first cowboy in history to ride 600 bulls on the elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS). The historic ride came in Round 2 of the Stanley Performance In Action Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, Saturday night at the Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Montana.
Marchi covered Shocker (D&H Cattle Co.) for 86.25 points for career ride No. 600. The 14-year veteran is the PBR’s all-time leader in qualified rides, and has a 55.18 career riding percentage in the BFTS. He has also collected $4,901,979 in career earnings.
Apr 29, 2017, 14:29
Mauney wins in Billings
BILLINGS, Mont. – Two-time PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion J.B. Mauney had not been able to lay his hands on a Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event win buckle so far this season. That changed as Mauney returned to the top of the shark cage as the winner in the Stanley Performance In Action Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, Sunday afternoon at Rimrock Auto Arena.
The North Carolina (Mooresville, N.C.) cowboy moved seven spots up from No. 10 to No. 3 in the world standings with the win.
Apr 29, 2017, 14:27
Cave Creek Rodeo Days calendar of events
March 25 – April 2
Parade, live PRCA Rodeo events, Mutton Busting, Rodeo Dances, Golf Tournament and more to round out weeklong celebration of Arizona town’s Western heritage.
CAVE CREEK — Cave Creek Rodeo Days is slated to take place Saturday, March 25th through Sunday, April 2nd, celebrating the town’s Western heritage, and the 40-year anniversary of continuous Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) events in Cave Creek.
The all-volunteer community celebration is sponsored by Sanderson Ford on Bell Road, and supported by the town of Cave Creek.
The weeklong event brings together local friends and neighbors to raise money for charity, and to assist the town with the continued maintenance and enhancement of the Cave Creek Memorial Arena through the professional sport of rodeo
Mar 12, 2017, 12:35
Mize captures his inaugural Xtreme Bulls Division 1 win in Arizona
FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. – Fear obviously wasn’t a factor for rookie Tristan Mize Saturday night.
Competing against a talented field, Mize came out a champion with a score of 173 points in the two-head average at the Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event.
It was Mize’s first career Xtreme Bulls win, in only his second attempt.
“This feels really good,” said Mize, 20. “There were a lot of very good riders here tonight, and this is my biggest win so far in my PRCA career. I get nervous now and then, and if you don’t get nervous, I don’t
Mar 12, 2017, 12:34
CPRA Welcomes New President
Terry Cooke was named as the new president of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Feb. 28, and takes on the role immediately. Cooke was elected to the position by acclamation, according to the CPRA.
A long time CPRA rodeo official, committee member and CPRA Board member with a strong business background, Cooke brings a wealth of expertise to the position.
From his late teens, Cooke enjoyed involvement in the sport of rodeo.
Mar 12, 2017, 12:32
Larsen wins second consecutive Champions Challenge
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Bareback rider Orin Larsen is two-for-two after winning his second consecutive Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots event.
“It’s neat to win two of them back-to-back, and definitely a rewarding feeling for me,” Larsen said, following his Grand Island, Neb., victory. “I hope to do it for the next six or so Champions Challenges. It’s a great opportunity to win more money and get to the Finals.”
The 25-year-old Canadian member of Team Coors covered J Bar J’s Blessed Assurance with 87 points, a nearly identical performance to his winning 86-point ride at the Rapid City, S.D., Champions Challenge on Feb. 1.
Mar 12, 2017, 12:27