PRCA News Letter 01/16/18

PRCA News Letter 01/16/18

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -PRCA News Letter – In order to continue to bring fans and competitors the best coverage in rodeo, the ProRodeo Sports News is going digital to keep readers updated 24/7 on the latest rodeo news. And for a limited time, the PSN is free online.
A new PSN will be online digitally in flip-book format for mobile phones, tablets and computers every two weeks to keep fans updated on the latest rodeos, events and stories. And because the digital version will be online, it can be updated continually to keep the rodeo world apprised of any changes to the rodeo schedule and Business Journal.
Not only will PRCA members and subscribers get 24 digital issues annually, but they’ll also get 12 printed issues.
The printed edition of the PSN will be published once a month and will be a combination of the digital magazines. It will list upcoming rodeos, highlight and feature cowboys and livestock, and will continue to deliver the best rodeo coverage in the industry.
Look for the PSN now on prorodeo.com.

RAM Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Winners of the $207,106 rodeo were bareback rider J.R. Vezain (253 points on three head), saddle bronc rider Ricky Warren (230 points on three head) and bull rider Parker Breding (171 points on two head). Continue reading “PRCA News Letter 01/16/18”

Letter from PBR CEO Sean Gleason

Dear PBR Fans,

As the PBR gears up to bust out of the chutes and start a fresh new season at Madison Square Garden in New York City (January 5-7), we want to share some exciting news with you.

It was a quarter century ago when 20 cowboys put it all on the line, broke away from rodeo and pursued their dream of a professional bull riding organization that would provide a future for those who followed.  At the end of the 2018 season, PBR will crown the 25th PBR World Champion and once again award millions of dollars to the most deserving professional athletes in all of sports. Continue reading “Letter from PBR CEO Sean Gleason”

Kimzey rides to fourth straight bull riding title

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Kimzey rides to fourth straight bull riding title

LAS VEGAS – Kimzey rides to fourth straight bull riding title. For the second year in a row, bull rider Sage Kimzey did what no one has done before. He actually did two things nobody has done before.
At the age of 23, Kimzey won his fourth consecutive world title in his fourth attempt, the first bull rider to ever do that. He won the fourth one in style, riding 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Girl Money to the tune of 88 points to win Round 10 and take home the gold buckle at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday in front of 16,954.
His fourth title has him halfway to tying Don Gay’s record of eight bull riding world titles.

2017 PRCA Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimsey.
2017 PRCA Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimsey. 4x PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey competing at Helldorado Days

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Ryder Wright wins fourth go-round of 2017 Finals

Ryder Wright wins fourth go-round of 2017 Finals

LAS VEGAS –

Ryder Wright wins fourth go-round of 2017 Finals

Ryder Wright wins fourth go-round of 2017 Finals. Saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright looks like he might be a world champion at the age of 19.
The Milford, Utah, cowboy from the famed Wright family won Round 9 with 87 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Kitty Whistle, notching his fourth go-round victory through the first nine rounds at the 2017 WNFR.
A night after taking the lead in the saddle bronc riding for the first time, Wright upped his world standings total to $273,515 to remain No. 1. He also continues to lead in the race for the RAM Top Gun Award, having won $174,154 at this year’s Finals.
If Wright completes a qualified ride in Round 10 on Saturday, he would most likely clinch his first gold buckle. Continue reading “Ryder Wright wins fourth go-round of 2017 Finals”

Ryder Wright takes world standings lead with record ride

Ryder Wright takes world standings lead with record ride

LAS VEGAS –

There’s just something about the bright lights of Las Vegas that Ryder Wright loves.

Ryder Wright takes world standings lead with record ride. Wright won four straight rounds, and five total, during his inaugural trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in 2016. In his last five saddle bronc rides at this year’s event, the 19-year-old has three first-place finishes.
The latest came in impressive fashion Thursday night in front of 16,810 rodeo fans at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Wright scored 92 points aboard Powder River Rodeo’s Show Me Again – his first PRCA ride of at least 90 points – to win his third go-round of the 2017 WNFR.
Just as importantly, it moved him into first place in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $247,285. Continue reading “Ryder Wright takes world standings lead with record ride”

Braden wins second go-round at WNFR

Braden wins second go-round at WNFR

LAS VEGAS –

Braden wins second go-round at WNFR. Hardy Braden is making the most of his first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.

Coming into the 2017 Finals, Braden was just hoping to compete and maybe place a few times.
On Wednesday, Dec. 13, Braden won his second go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center, scoring 88 points on Hi Lo ProRodeo’s Garden City Gal for the Round 7 win.
“That’s pretty unbelievable,” Braden said. “I came in with the mindset of being happy to place in some rounds, let alone win two of them. Two out of seven is good compared to what I said I’d be happy with. I treat it like any rodeo, and show up with a level head and do the best with what you got and block out the pressure of so much money in a perf.”
Braden had never been on Garden City Gal before, but rode her like she was old hat. Continue reading “Braden wins second go-round at WNFR”

Our WNFR 2017 Midway recap.

Our WNFR 2017 Midway recap. Take a listen.

Charlie 1 Horse lid.
Charlie 1 Horse lid.
South Point Equestrian Center
South Point Equestrian Center
South Point Casino
South Point Casino
Tin Haul Boots
Tin Haul Boots

Benton chalks up win No. 3 at 2017 WNFR

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Benton chalks up win No. 3 at 2017 WNFR

LAS VEGAS – Benton chalks up win No. 3 at 2017 WNFR. Trey Benton III continues to be the talk of the bull riding competition.

Benton became the first competitor across any event to win three rounds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in 2017 after scoring 92.5 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Bomb Pop at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The win gives him $115,346 won at the 2017 WNFR, the second most of any competitor.

He’s first in the bull riding average with 442.5 points on five head and third in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $236,747. Continue reading “Benton chalks up win No. 3 at 2017 WNFR”

Sterling Crawley notches first WNFR round win

Sterling Crawley notches first WNFR round win

LAS VEGAS –

Sterling Crawley notches first WNFR round win

In four-plus trips to the WNFR, Sterling Crawley had yet to win a round.
He snapped that streak in Round 5 on Monday night.
Crawley scored 89 points on four-time Saddle Bronc of the Year award-winner Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman.
The score was Crawley’s highest of his 35 rides at the WNFR. Continue reading “Sterling Crawley notches first WNFR round win”

Benton wins $33,564 in bull riding

Benton wins $33,564 in bull riding

LAS VEGAS – Trey Benton III continues to be one of the hottest competitors at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, he made it count in a way no other cowboy has.
The bull rider from Rock Island, Texas, was one of just three to ride to the whistle, doing it to the tune of 87.5 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Mo Money at the Thomas & Mack Center. Continue reading “Benton wins $33,564 in bull riding”