News & Notes Archive

Jun 24, 2018
Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss won his fourth set of silver spurs during the 99th annual Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, June 23.
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Jun 22, 2018
Here a look at the best rides and times through June 17. Changes in the leaderboard are likely as the summer run heats up.
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Jun 21, 2018
Cowboy Christmas comes early for those who win the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede. Since 1953, this Canadian rodeo has hosted some of the biggest names in ProRodeo, but only the best leave their mark with a rodeo record. Those records, and a piece of the Wainwright prize money, will be up for grabs June 21-24.
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Jun 20, 2018
Since 1953, Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) has played host to some of the biggest names in ProRodeo, but only the best cowboys have left their mark by setting a rodeo record. Joe Beaver set the Santa Fe record for most money won in all-around in 2005 with $4,288.
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Jun 19, 2018
The third week of June had 13 cowboys move up within the Top 15 as they competed at 20 PRCA competitions worth a collective $670,208. Out of the group, steer wrestler Matt Reeves had the biggest move, jumping from 10th to seventh.
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Jun 18, 2018
The fastest times and highest scores might not always make the record book, but they certainly make a lasting memory for the fans and competitors. Three roughstock cowboys made 89-point rides this week and two steer ropers made 10.7-second runs.
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Jun 17, 2018
Louis Brooks is recognized as one of the all-time rodeo greats, even though his career lasted only seven seasons. The highly decorated cowboy won six world championships in a three-year period – including a rare triple crown in 1944 when he was the champion all-around cowboy while also claiming the saddle bronc riding and bareback riding titles.
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Jun 16, 2018
Rank rides and fast times are what every cowboy strives for, but only the highest scores and quickest runs make the leaderboard. As PRCA athletes grow, their scores and times tend to improve, so here’s a comparison between the leaderboard as of June 15, 2018, and the leaderboard as it stood one year ago on June 17, 2017.
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Jun 15, 2018
Riker Carter won his first career Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event by claiming the title in Reno, Nev., June 14. He won the average with 174 points on two head.
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Jun 14, 2018
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 54 years. But that could change as this year’s Reno Rodeo kicks off June 15.
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Jun 13, 2018
A key match-up in the long round of the Division 1 Reno Xtreme Bulls on June 14 is 2011 PRCA World Champion Bull Rider Shane Proctor vs. Big Stone Rodeo's Hillbilly Rock.
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Jun 12, 2018
With $1.5 million up for grabs between 31 ProRodeo competitions, cowboys were hitting the rodeo road during the second week of June. Out of those competitions, 32 cowboys saw their position improve within the Top 15. Steven Duby had the biggest jump, going from 22nd to 15th in team roping heading.
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Jun 11, 2018
There were 30 ProRodeo competitions June 4-10 and each ride was a chance to be the best of the week. Here’s a look at the highest scores and fastest times for each event during that period.
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Jun 10, 2018
Bareback rider Trenten Montero is making it count in points and in qualifications. An 81.5-point score was all it took to grab his biggest win of the year at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. He’s been holding back on competing so he can go to the year’s biggest rodeos during the summer run.
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Jun 09, 2018
As ProRodeo’s athletes grow, their scores and times tend to improve, so here’s a comparison between the leaderboard as of June 8, 2018, and the leaderboard as it stood one year ago on June 10, 2017.
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Jun 08, 2018
Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright rode Flying U Rodeo Company’s Against All Odds during Round 7 of the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The horse, a multiple-time NFR qualifier, passed away June 7 after a two-year battle with cancer.
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Jun 07, 2018
The next stop on the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour is the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo. The rodeo runs from June 15-23. The total committee purse of the 2017 Reno (Nev.) Rodeo was $300,000, which was tied with the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede for the 12th-highest committee purse last season. The total payout for the 2017 Reno Rodeo was $491,909.
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Jun 06, 2018
Last year’s Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo kicked off with a bang when tie-down roper Westyn Hughes broke an arena record that had been in place since 1997 – the year he was born.
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