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
MAUNEY BOUNCES BACK AFTER A TOUGH FEBRUARY
J.B. Mauney's second place finish in Jacksonville propelled him to No. 9 in the world standings. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com
J.B. Mauney has made a career of bouncing back and handling the rigors of the BFTS. That said, his dismal showing in February frustrated the two-time World Champion more than usual. Mauney's second place finish in Jacksonville, though, did a lot to wipe the previous month away as he moves to focus on simplifying things and listening to his body.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – J.B. Mauney has become an expert at recognizing when he makes mistakes inside the bull riding arena throughout his 12-year career.
Another one of Mauney’s biggest assets, outside of his Hall of Fame talent, is his ability to handle the mental rigors of the toughest sport on dirt.
Still, even Mauney can fall victim to the peaks and valleys of the Built Ford Tough Series, and he admitted that he got a little caught up trying to prove a point when doubters began questioning his health during his dismal February.
“Bull riding wise, everybody is saying I am too old to do this or I am a has-been” Mauney, 30, said. “You get to thinking that and you want to prove them wrong. Then you try too hard and you think about it too much. You just need to go back to having fun.”
Mar 12, 2017, 12:25
APARECIDO CLAIMS THIRD VICTORY OF 2017 IN JACKSONVILLE
Eduardo Aparecido went 3-for-3 to win in Jacksonville. The win is Aparecido's third of the season, a new career best.
J.B. Mauney finished in second place in Jacksonville and moved into ninth in the world standings.
Guilherme Marchi came in third place, his 591st and 592nd rides on Sunday now leave him eight away from 600.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil), the No. 1 rider in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world standings, has now won three out of the last four events, after taking home the event title in the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) Jacksonville Invitational Sunday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Arena. Aparecido’s career-best third win of the season widened the gap on No. 2 Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana), who is currently sidelined with an injury, by 887.5 points.
Mar 12, 2017, 12:23
BOLTON TO COMPETE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS
Bonner Bolton will compete on the latest season of ABC's hit series, Dancing with the Stars.
Bolton is a little more than a year removed from a devastating injury he suffered in Chicago at the beginning of the 2016 season.
He will be the second PBR cowboy to compete on the hit show, joining nine-time World Champion and PBR co-founder Ty Murray who competed in 2009.
PUEBLO, Colo. – Bonner Bolton, a professional bull rider who suffered a nearly catastrophic bull-riding injury 14 months ago and was given a one percent chance of walking again, was today announced as a contestant on the new season of the ABC hit series Dancing with the Stars.
Mar 12, 2017, 12:20
KOLBABA WINS IN LITTLE ROCK
Derek Kolbaba rode both of his bulls Saturday night to come from behind and win the Bad Boy Mowdown. It was Kolbaba's second BFTS event win of the season.
Joao Ricardo Vieira finished in second place after going 2-for-3.
Chase Outlaw led the event coming into Saturday before eventually finishing third overall.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Young gun Derek Kolbaba had fallen off after his hot start to the 2017 season, but the 20-year-old cowboy returned to the spotlight when he came from behind to win the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Bad Boy Mowdown Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The victory was Kolbaba’s second Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event win of the season.
Kolbaba went 2-for-3 in the 10th event of the season, including a clutch 89.5-point ride on Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) to win the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. It was the first qualified ride Cochise had surrendered since January of last year. The Walla Walla, Washington, native earned his way into the final round with an 84.5-point trip aboard Taboo (Gene Owen Bucking Bulls) in Round 2 earlier in the evening. He entered the championship round sitting 11th in the event.
Mar 12, 2017, 12:18
HELLDORADO DAYS RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS VILLAGE MAY 11-14
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Helldorado Days at the Las Vegas Village May 11-14.
The festival will bring rich western culture back to The Strip.
Helldorado Days will be highlighted by the PBR's Last Cowboy Standing, the third PBR Major of the 2017 season.
LAS VEGAS - The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Series, now enjoying one of the most successful and competitive years in the sport’s history, alongside Las Vegas Elks Lodge #1468 and the Las Vegas Centennial Committee will bring rich western culture back to The Strip as Las Vegas Helldorado Days returns May 11-14 at the Las Vegas Village.
Tickets for the multi-day festival, showcasing the top bull riding athletes in the world and leading rodeo competitors in the country, go on-sale to the public Wednesday, March 8 and range in price from $10 to $250. Tickets are available by calling PBR Direct at (800) 732-1727 or visiting ticketmaster.com.
The event will offer the thrills of PBR’s Last Cowboy Standing; a pro rodeo featuring all seven traditional disciplines; fun carnival rides and games for the entire family; Western gun fighting shows; the one-and-only Whiskerino mustache and beard growing contest; mouth-watering foods; cold beer; live music lineups and much more. Las Vegas Helldorado Days takes place at the following dates and times:
Mar 12, 2017, 11:08
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