PBR’s Cody Nance Wins Ty Murray Invitational in Albuquerque
Tennessee Cowboy Surges to No. 3 in World Standings while Bruiser Widens Lead as Top Bull
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –After an action-packed three days in “The Pit” in Albuquerque, Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) collected his second PBR (Professional Bull Riders) elite series win of the 2018 season at the PBR 25th: Unleash The Beast, Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Isleta Resort & Casino.
Nance went 4-for-4 over a weekend featuring one of the top bullpens on the 2018 tour and won with an 85.75-point ride on Carrot Top (Jane Clark / Gene Owen.) in the championship round. The Tennessee cowboy earned 637.5 world points in the victory, moving him from No. 6 in the world to No. 3, and collected a paycheck of $35,775.
Nance is now 154.17 points behind world leader Ramon de Lima. The Top-5 riders are separated by a mere 275 points amid a very tight 2018 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast championship race.
“I have a lot of respect for Ty Murray and watched him for years growing up,” said Nance, who also won in Anaheim in early February. “To be able to win his event is such a blessing. Last year, I came up second after Stormy (Wing), and I’m so thankful to finish it off this year.”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This was an opportunity bareback rider Tanner Aus knew he couldn’t let slip through his hands. Aus drew Frontier Rodeo’s Showstomper. He capitalized. The Granite Falls, Minn., cowboy had an 89-point ride on the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo horse to capture the victory at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition at Garrett Coliseum. “Once I saw I had drawn that horse, I was thinking about it for a while,” said Aus, 27. “I was gritting my teeth the whole way over to Montgomery, and I haven’t been that excited to get on one in a long time. I saw a couple of videos of more recent trips he has had, and he has just been outstanding. He leaves like a freight train and he’s an incredible athlete and jumps and kicks, and if you stub your toe, you will be on the ground. It was a big sigh of relief when I heard the whistle and it went well.” Aus earned $4,202 for his first career victory at Montgomery. The rodeo took place March 15-17. Continue reading “Aus captures Montgomery title”
SHREVEPORT – Fifteen qualified rides kept the crowd on the edge of their seats as seven-time World Champion Sage Steele Kimzey, the competitor Tuff Hedeman refers to as the “best bull rider on the planet” delivered a three punch to the field of 24 riders that included four World Champions and a host of NFR contenders. Riding two unridden bulls Kimzey, standing in the spotlight next to Hedeman, accepted the $22,000 check and left the Century Link Center as the only cowboy to ride three bulls that earned him the Eldorado Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour Champion title. Kimzey who began his professional bull riding career in 2014 on an invitation from Hedeman had this to say about the victory.
Another winner another chicken dinner 10 events, 9 winners (Ramon De Lima) not counting Kaique Pacheco and the 15/15’s. Rider Relief Fund: WESTERN SPORTS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES WITH FULL WELLNESS PROGRAM TO HELP ATHLETES Formerly the Rider Relief Fund, New Organization to Offer Free New Services and Benefits to Western Sports Athletes.
WESTERN SPORTS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES WITH FULL WELLNESS PROGRAM TO HELP ATHLETES
Formerly the Rider Relief Fund, New Organization to Offer Free New Services and Benefits to Western Sports Athletes
Pueblo, CO (March 12, 2018) – Rider Relief Fund, a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial support to injured bull riders and bull fighters, has announced a significant expansion and re-branding as the Western Sports Foundation (WSF). The new nonprofit organization is structured to provide comprehensive wellness support and expanded benefits to all western sports athletes.
WSF, the first program to provide a full range of resources and services for life beyond a career in western sports, is based on five areas of Wellness: Mental, Physical, Life Skills, Financial, and Education & Career Planning. Athletes will have access to a host of new resources in these areas, including neurological services, brain trauma education, access to counseling and special programs and assistance in preparing for their future beyond the sport.
PRCA Weekly Press Release – March 12, 2018 ARCADIA, Fla. – Other winners at the $103,380 rodeo were bareback rider Kaycee Feild (90 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire; saddle bronc riders Clay Elliot (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Delta Force) and Chase Brooks (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf); and bull riders Trey Benton III (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Kooter Crazy) and Brennon Eldred (85.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cowboy Time). Feild tied the rodeo record set by Jared Smith in 2009. Continue reading “PRCA Weekly Press Release – March 12, 2018”
FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. – Despite suffering a fractured pelvis less than two months ago, reigning four-time World Champion bull rider Sage Kimzey was back in action and going full throttle as he won the Fort Mohave (Ariz.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls event on March 3. “I already had an outstanding winter and then after sitting out for a month because of a fractured pelvis, I had to win some money,” Kimzey said. “Getting back into bull riding and winning some money definitely feels good.”
Welcome to the Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding Series Las Vegas, Nevada stop at the South Point Casino and Arena. NASCAR, Rugby, MMA and Hockey! Boring, let’s get extreme. So, four-time world Champion Tuff Hedeman decided to raise the table stakes in the back corner of the joint and brought his Invitational to the awesome arena at the beautiful South Point Resort. What the fans didn’t know, was that the excitement of top-notch sports was about to go to new atmospheric levels.
With names like Kimsey, Lee, Jesus and Jesus. Tuff Hedeman set a cast of greatness and new faces that made the cast of characters distinguished. Don’t forget the four-legged babies. They brought the matches to light the fireworks.
PBR Announces Qualifiers and Coaches for Second Global Cup Event
Three New Coaches to Lead Their Nations in Quest to be Named World’s Best Bull-riding Nation
PUEBLO, Colo. (February 24, 2018) – Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has announced the riders who have qualified to compete in the second leg of the inaugural PBR Global Cup along with the coaches leading the five-nation competition at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, on June 9-10. Each PBR Global Cup team will feature three competitors based on the final 2017 PBR world standings for the tournament that started in Edmonton, Alberta, last November: – Australia: Lachlan Richardson, Aaron Kleier, and Troy Wilkinson – Brazil: Eduardo Aparecido, Kaique Pacheco, and Jose Vitor Leme – Canada: Dakota Buttar, Jordan Hansen, and Brock Radford. – Mexico: Edgar Durazo, Francisco Morales, and Juan Carlos Contreras – United States: 2017 World Champion Jess Lockwood, Derek Kolbaba, and 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis Continue reading “PBR Announces Qualifiers and Coaches for Second Global Cup Event”
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Bareback rider Caleb Bennett didn’t earn a score in the second round of his bracket at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The lack of a score had Bennett thinking his trip to San Antonio probably wouldn’t amount to much. But a pep talk from his traveling partner turned things around in a big way. Bennett won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, taking home his first championship buckle from the prestigious rodeo, along with $22,169. “This is one of those rodeos where you can get bucked off one or have one not go your way and still advance and still continue to make money and make it back,” said the Ogden, Utah, cowboy. “I had that happen my second round here. I was kind of down on myself and my traveling partner Clint Laye pulled me aside and said, ‘You’ve got the best horse tonight. Don’t worry about it, brush it off.’ Sure, as heck, I jumped out and won the round that night and advanced. “You’ve got to take one at a time, and if you do bobble or something doesn’t go your way you can’t let it get to you. That was a huge learning curve and an accomplishment just this year all in itself.” Bennett proved his traveling partner prescient, winning the third round. Then he took second in the semifinal qualifiers. Continue reading “PRCA Weekly Press Release – Feb. 26, 2018”