PBR GLOBAL CUP WILL COME TO EDMONTON
The PBR will bring the Canadian leg of the PBR Global Cup to Edmonton's Roger's Place Nov. 9-11.
The three-day competition will pit Canada's best bull riders against the elite from the United States, Brazil, Australia and Mexico in the inaugural competition.
Edmonton will join the list of other iconic locations set to host the U.S., Brazilian, Australian and Mexican legs of the Global Cup.
PUEBLO, Colo. – Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) today announced Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, will be the first-ever Canadian host of the PBR Global Cup on November 9-11, 2017. The three-day event will feature the world’s best bull riders from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, all competing for their country and a Canadian-record purse of $1,000,000.
Feb 21, 2017, 09:50
APARECIDO IS THE 2017 IRON COWBOY
ARLINGTON, Texas – Saturday night Eduardo Aparecido took over the No. 1 spot in the world standings by winning the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki, in front of more than 38,500 fans.
Aparecido, who also won the Kansas City Invitational last weekend, sealed his victory with an 89-point ride atop Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Miller) in Round 4 after fellow Brazilian Fabiano Vieira bucked off Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in 1.56 seconds. He took home $138,766 for winning PBR’s second Major of the 2017 season, including $50,000 from Bad Boy Mowers as part of the Bad Boy Mowers Major Bonus Program.
Feb 21, 2017, 09:48
Arizona High School Rodeo Casa Grande in March
Casa Grande Rodeo: March 18 & 19
AHSRA CINCH TEAM PHOTOS will be Saturday, March 18th meet at the grand entry gate right before the grand entry, all AHSRA JR and HS members are asked to wear their Cinch Team shirts and be at the gate for cinch team photos and be introduced in the grand entry.
The Saturday March 18th Casa Grande Rodeo Grand Entry is a CINCH Team Grand Entry, all members are invited to participate in the grand entry and wear past Cinch team shirts and any Cinch Wear, please be at the grand entry gate before teams on Saturday March 18th. We will be sending a photo and a thank you to Cinch form AHSRA.
Feb 21, 2017, 09:43
Grudge Match Wins Kimzey his third Road to Cheyenne tour title
Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding presented by Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino
EL PASO, Texas (February 18, 2017) – Selecting the bull that bucked him off and cost him an event win two weeks prior, Sage Kimzey made a big move to stay on top of Big Lew in the final four man Shoot Out round to take home the $23,000 check and the championship title of the 2017 Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding presented by Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.
“Fundamentally he does everything correct, not many riders can ride them away from their hand as well as Sage and that is why he is in the position he is in. He doesn’t enter to win second or third, he comes to win…every time,” said Hedeman following the event.
Feb 20, 2017, 10:47
February Rodeo News
Construction of a new 10,000-seat stadium at the Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake is 40 percent complete. The Fair Park is scheduled to host the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Cowboy Games, July 19-22 and 24. The $17 million stadium is being built in part from an infusion of $10 million in funding from the Utah Legislature, approved during a special session last summer, and a $3 million contribution from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The stadium is due for completion by July 1 ...
Feb 20, 2017, 10:37
News and notes from the rodeo trail
California Rodeo Salinas is hosting an old-fashioned barn dance from 7-11 (PT) on April 22 at The Barn in Salinas. Tickets are $25 per person, and include small bites provided by Famous Dave’s, a no-host bar and music by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. The proceeds from this event will benefit the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame. The Barn is located at 1563 Old Stage Road in Salinas. For directions, information and to purchase tickets go to: www.carodeo.com/events/2017/barndance. Call 831.775.3100 to reserve your spot ...
Feb 20, 2017, 10:34
RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo moving venues
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo will have a new home starting this fall.
On Jan. 4, PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman and Turquoise Circuit President Charlie Lewis announced the RTCFR will be held at the Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Event Center (PVEC) in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 event will take place Oct. 5-7 in PVEC’s indoor arena.
The RTCFR was held from 2006-2016 in Las Cruces, N.M., in conjunction with the Southern New Mexico State Fair, in an outdoor arena.
Jan 14, 2017, 07:18
Kimzey becomes PRCA’s youngest millionaire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The new year is still young, but bull rider Sage Kimzey is already making more history.
Thanks to the $5,955 Kimzey won in the 2017 world standings – which he earned in October and November of 2016 – he surpassed the million-dollar mark in career earnings with $1,003,819.
Kimzey became the PRCA’s youngest millionaire at 22 years, three months, two weeks old, retroactive to the final day of the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, Dec. 10. The previous youngest PRCA millionaire was Tuf Cooper at 23 years, 22 days.
Jan 14, 2017, 07:17
PRCA Steps Onto Digital Stage
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will launch its own subscription-based digital platform in 2017, which will include the livestreaming of Wrangler Champions Challenge events with proprietary production, play-by-play announcer and graphics.
The new digital platform also will feature the PRCA’s extensive video archives, which will be available on demand and will include footage from past Wrangler National Finals Rodeos, Wrangler Bullfights and other featured events.
Dec 8, 2016, 07:32
PRCA and CBS Sports Network Ink Three-Year Extension
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and CBS Sports Network are pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for more than 100 hours of premier PRCA programming annually through 2019. The agreement includes the live telecast of all 10 rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER—three hours nightly with an encore airing of each round to immediately follow.
“The PRCA is proud to showcase our sport and share it with longstanding, loyal fans and new fans alike on the CBS Sports Network,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “Our TV numbers are strong, and we anticipate continued growth in the coming years based on ProRodeo’s growing popularity.”
Dec 8, 2016, 07:31
PRCA and Wrangler Ink Five-Year Contract Extension
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Wrangler have signed a five-year contract that will extend the Wrangler brand’s status as the premier sponsor of professional rodeo through 2021. The agreement includes the continuance of Wrangler being the title sponsor of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Wrangler Champions Challenge tour.
“The PRCA and Wrangler go all the way back, and it is with great pride that we extend and strengthen a relationship that supports the entire sport of professional rodeo,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “Wrangler has stood strong behind the PRCA, its members and fans since the start, and that commitment has never wavered.”
Dec 8, 2016, 07:30
Embrace the Struggle arrives at ProRodeo Hall of Fame
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A 38-piece exhibit of sculptures by the noted Western artist Chris Navarro has opened at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, featuring maquettes of some of Navarro’s most iconic pieces. Embrace the Struggle will remain in the PRHOF’s 101 Gallery through Feb. 19, 2017.
Navarro, from Casper, Wyo., and Sedona, Ariz., has been sculpting professionally since 1986 and is best known for the monumental bronze sculptures he has created for clients nationwide.
Nov 20, 2016, 13:18
Champions crowned at Canadian Finals Rodeo
EDMONTON, Alberta - It's a story that will be told and retold for a long time.
Bull rider Jordan Hansen thought his season was over in July when he shattered his ankle, which required three plates and 10 screws to repair.
Hansen had other ideas. He came back for the 43rd edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo and left as the Canadian Bull Riding Champion.
"I kind of like to prove those doctors wrong," said Hansen, 23. "This is what we ride for all year, and once the cast was off and the surgeon said I could start training a little bit, I knew I'd be here. I only got on a couple of practice bulls, and it wasn't feeling that great coming here, but the (medical personnel) taped me up really well and I didn't feel it during any of my rides this week."
Nov 20, 2016, 13:17
VIEIRA NOTCHES THE VICTORY IN NEW TOWN
Fabiano Vieira was the only rider to go 4-for-4 and claim the title at the New Town, North Dakota, Velocity Tour event.
It was an encouraging sign sign for Vieira, who had lost some confidence after once again dealing with a dislocated shoulder.
Though he still needs to heal a little more, Vieira believes that he can come back strong and ready for the 2017 season.
NEW TOWN, N.D. – Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) used a perfect 4-for-4 (340 points) performance to win the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) event on Saturday night at Four Bears Casino and Lodge.
Nov 20, 2016, 13:16
RFD-TV announces it will add $500,000 to The American Semi Finals
RFD-TV announces it will add $500,000 to The American Semi Finals purse bringing the total payout to an estimated $1 MILLION! This is great news for rodeo athletes wishing to qualify to the $2 MILLION One-Day Rodeo, The American.
The added money ($500,000) will be divided among the eight rodeo disciplines with $15,000 added to each of the rough stock events. The remaining $455,000 will be divided among the timed events based on Qualifier participation percentages throughout the 2017 season. For example, based on last year’s participation at the team roping qualifiers, RFD-TV would add $125,600, or 27.6% of the remaining $455,000, to the Semi-Finals team roping purse. Add this amount to the estimated $125,000 stemming from qualifier entry fees and you have a total team roping payout estimated at more than $250,000.
Nov 14, 2016, 09:52
CATES WINS FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS INVITATIONAL
Reese Cates went 2-for-2 to earn the win at the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Frontier Communications Invitational Saturday night.
Cates capped his night with an 89-point ride on Gas Pedal to win the first U.S. event of the 2017 PBR Season and earn 80 points toward the world standings.
Justin Lloyd, Eric Lee, Cody Ford and Robson Aragao rounded out the Top 5 in Southern California.
ONTARIO, Calif. – 2008 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the Year Reese Cates (Monticello, Arkansas) started his 2017 season off on the right foot by winning the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Frontier Communications Invitational Saturday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Nov 14, 2016, 09:38
Josh Frost takes RWCFR title
HEBER CITY, Utah – Bull riding started with a bang and ended with a fizzle at the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo as the top scores were all in the first go round, only one qualified ride was made in the second go, and everyone was bucked off the final night on Nov. 5. The cowboy from Randlett, Utah, Josh Frost, was a tough act to follow as he nailed an 89-point ride on Diamond G Rodeo's Da Magic.
“The bulls were pretty tough and we had some good runs, but I never dreamed I would win the whole deal off the first round,” Frost said. “I was pretty disappointed when I got bucked off, but it helped when I won the whole thing.”
Nov 14, 2016, 09:23
PRCA, CPRA extend co-sanctioning agreement
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association have agreed on terms to extend their co-sanctioning agreement for the 2017 rodeo season.
PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman was pleased to reach the agreement with CPRA Representative Jeff Robson.
"We're very happy with the job Jeff has done in steering the CPRA in the right direction," Stressman said. "We're proud of our co-sanctioned rodeos in Canada, and the Canadian athletes who compete in PRCA rodeos are valuable to our sport. We're excited to extend our agreement with the CPRA for another year."
Nov 14, 2016, 09:22
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 2016 News and notes from the rodeo trail, Nov. 8
The Fourth Annual PRCA Judges and Sponsors Team Roping to benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund was held Nov. 5-6, in Perrin, Texas, at the Robertson Hill Ranch. The fundraiser included a No. 12 handicap roping, a Pro-Am and a PRCA judges and sponsors roping. PRCA judge Gary Case organizes the event each year, with many PRCA judges, members and PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman participating. Winners included Jim Coffman and veteran PRCA heeler Jett Hillman, PRCA World Champion Header David Motes and Audie Morris in the Pro-Am and PRCA Judges Tommy Zant and Chuck Hoss in the judges and sponsors roping. Alfonso Gonzales and Larry Cox came out on top in the No. 12 roping. PRCA Announcer Terry Starnes volunteered his time to announce the event, which raised more than $5,000 for the JCCF ...
Nov 10, 2016, 08:28
DAVIS WINS 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
LAS VEGAS – It took five days and six rounds after a tight, weeklong battle that went down to the final rides, and Cooper Davis (Buna, Texas) emerged as the 2016 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion. Davis went 4-for-6 and won Round 5 of the Built Ford Tough World Finals with a 91-point ride on Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo-Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Miller) Sunday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena, propelling him past former world No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) and 2015 World Champion J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, North Carolina).
It was Davis’ first 90-point ride at a Word Finals, capping the closest championship points battle in PBR history.
Davis, a 22-year-old father, becomes the 16th different rider to claim the coveted PBR World Champion gold buckle, along with the $1 million bonus, and the first to be crowned at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the PBR World Finals. Davis also finished third in the World Finals event, which he won last year.
Nov 8, 2016, 08:36