ADVENTURE AND GOLD AWAIT CONTESTANTS AT DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES & RODEO

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ADVENTURE AND GOLD AWAIT CONTESTANTS AT DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES & RODEO

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2019) – The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City has become a must stop on the summer rodeo schedule for contestants from the junior high level all the way to the pros of the sport. Not only does the $1 million-plus purse make it attractive but so does the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

“We strive to bring the best in the sport of rodeo to the Great Salt Valley to celebrate Utah’s heritage and continue one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions,” said Dan Shaw, Chairman of the board for the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. “Due to our partnership with PBR (Professional Bull Riders), WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) and our rodeo partners via the trial events, we are able to bring great talent from all areas for this one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo.”

With the addition of women’s breakaway roping in 2019, the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will host a total of 288 competitors during the five-day event on July 19-20, 22-24. The rodeo will feature 32 competitors in each event (bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, women’s breakaway roping, and bull riding) with eight competitors per performance starting on Friday, July 19.  The top two from each performance, along with two via the Wild Card category, will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24 where ten competitors in each event will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash.

Contestants in all events will have a few avenues in which to qualify – either via the Days of ’47 Qualification trial events or the WCRA path. Bull riders will also have the opportunity via the PBR as noted below.

The Days of ’47 qualification route, including bull riders, will consist of the following:

  • 2018 Calgary Stampede Champion
  • 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo Medalists *top 3
  • 2019 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs *roughstock only
  • 2019 RodeoHouston Super Series Champions
  • 2019 Denver Rodeo All-Star
  • 2019 Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas)
  • 2019 Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo
  • 2019 College National Finals Rodeo Champions
  • 2019 Priefert Patriot Days of ’47 Challenge *timed event only

The WCRA qualifications will consist of the following:

  • 2019 Chicago, Ill. Champion *includes bull rider
  • 2019 Green Bay, Wis. Champion *includes bull rider
  • Top 20 in WCRA Virtual Qualifier points as of July 8, 2019 *not including bull riding

The remaining 20 bull riders will earn qualification based on the following:

  • – 2019 PBR Fresno, CA Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event
  • – 2019 PBR Casper, WY Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event
  • – 2019 PBR Bakersfield, CA Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event
  • – 2019 PBR Billings, MT Unleash the Beast Tour Event
  • – 2019 Albuquerque, NM Unleash the Beast Tour Event
  • – 2019 PBR World Standings (Top 3 as of June 24th)
  • – 2019 WCRA VRQ Standings (12 athletes)

Bull riders will need to have a PBR card and be registered on the WRCA App to compete while all others must be registered with the WCRA to compete.

“Last year our Gold Medal Round featured world champions, defending Days of ’47 champions, college champions and an 11-year-old barrel racer further proving our event features all the best the sport of rodeo has to offer,” noted Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. “We hope that not only the contestants but also the fans will make this a destination event where they can experience Utah and Life Elevated. Fans not only have the opportunity to experience a world class rodeo at night but can enjoy all the adventure Utah has to offer during the day.”

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, July 19-20 and 22-24, will take place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

For only the fifth time in the history of rodeo, riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the other two times being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in 2017 and 2018. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Tickets are currently on sale at smithstix.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will broadcast exclusively on PBR’s RidePass via RidePass.com or the RidePass mobile app.

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Current list of contestants who have earned qualification for 2019 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo

Bareback Riding

Richmond Champion – 2018 Calgary Stampede

Wyatt Denny – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

*JR Vezain – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo (will be unable to compete due to injury)

Ty Breuer – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Tristan Hansen– 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo (replacing JR Vezain)

Kaycee Feild – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Shane O’Connell – 2019 DO47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs Event

Tilden Hooper – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Steer Wrestling

Matt Reeves – 2018 Calgary Stampede

Justin Shaffer – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Rowdy Parrott – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Bridger Anderson – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Tyler Pearson – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Josh Garner – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Team Roping – Headers

Kellan Johnson – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Matt Sherwood – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Riley Minor – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Garrett Tonozzi – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Ty Blasingame – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Team Roping – Heelers

Carson Johnson – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Will Woodfin – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Brady Minor – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Joe Mattern – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Kyle Lockett – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Saddle Bronc Riding

Zeke Thurston – 2018 Calgary Stampede

Cody DeMoss – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Wyatt Casper – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Isaac Diaz – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Colt Gordon – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Ross Griffin – 2019 DO47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs Event

Jesse Wright – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Tie-Down Roping

Tuf Cooper – 2018 Calgary Stampede

Cory Solomon – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

JC Malone – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Caleb Smidt – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Shane Hanchey – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Michael Otero – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Barrel Racing

Hailey Kinsel – 2018 Calgary Stampede

Lisa Lockhart – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Chani Graves – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Cheyenne Wimberley – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Nellie Williams-Miller – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Breakaway Roping

Jackie Crawford – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Bull Riding

Marcos Gloria – 2018 Calgary Stampede

Derek Kolbaba – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Alisson De Souza – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Garrett Smith – 2018 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

Chandler Bounds – 2019 WCRA Windy City Roundup, Chicago

Coleman Entze – 2019 DO47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs Event

Trevor Kastner – 2019 RODEOHOUSTONÒ Super Series

Marco Antonio Eguchi – 2019 PBR Fresno, CA Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event

Remaining schedule

– 2019 PBR Casper, WY Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event – March 30

– 2019 PBR Bakersfield, CA Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event – April 6

– 2019 Denver Rodeo All-Star – April 12-13

– 2019 PBR Billings, MT Unleash the Beast Tour Event – April 12-14

– 2019 Rodeo Corpus Christi – April 25-28

– 2019 Albuquerque, NM Unleash the Beast Tour Event – May 17-19

– 2019 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo – May 30 – June 2

– 2019 WCRA Title Town Stampede, Green Bay – June 1

– 2019 College National Finals Rodeo Champion – June 9-15

– 2019 PBR World Standings (Top 3) – June 24th

– 2019 WCRA VRQ Standings (20 athletes all events except bull riding; 12 athletes for bull riding) July 8

– 2019 Priefert Patriot Days of ’47 Challenge *timed event only – July 20-21


QUALIFYING FOR NEXT $1,000,000 WCRA MAJOR RODEO TO BEGIN DECEMBER 27

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Qualifying for next $1,000,000 WCRA MAJOR RODEO TO BEGIN December 27

–WCRA Will Award Over $2,665,000 This Segment–

AUSTIN, TEXAS- World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) today announced that qualifying for the next round of big-money WCRA rodeos will begin on Wednesday, December 27 at 12:01 a.m. Rodeo athletes from around the globe will have the opportunity to nominate any participating rodeo or single-event competition through the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system for the chance to qualify to compete for a piece of over $2,000,000 in payouts across multiple WCRA events offered in this next segment.

“Our first Semi-Finals in November at the Lazy E was a huge success,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “We qualified a stellar field of athletes to compete for $1,000,000 at the upcoming Windy City Roundup in Chicago (January 11 at Allstate Arena). Now, we’re even more excited about opening qualifications for this next segment of competition, and the seven-figure, new-money opportunities available to every rodeo athlete in the world”.

Qualifying through VRQ nominations will remain open until April 15, when the top 50 in WCRA points in each event will compete at the $500,000 WCRA Semi-Finals, May 15-19 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Following that next Semi-Finals, the top athletes in each event will advance to another one-day, $1,000,000 major rodeo on June 1.

In this next segment, rough stock contestants will have a new and unique qualifying opportunity through the WCRA, as the top 12 in VRQ points as of January 28 will qualify to compete in the 2019 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment in Salt Lake City on February 2 at the Maverik Center. This rough stock only event features a $45,000 purse and no entry fees. The top two in each event at the Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs will receive an exemption into both the final round of the May 15-19 Semi-Finals, and the $1,000,000 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in Salt Lake City in July 19-24.

In addition, the WCRA is also pleased to announce a new opportunity open to the top 51-100 timed-event athletes on the WCRA leaderboard at the end of this next segment. They will compete at the Utah Timed Event Spectacular a  $120,000 WCRA Western Quarter-Finals, May 2-4 in Heber City, Utah, with every paid position (up to 16) advancing to the $500,000 May 15-19 Semi-Finals at the Lazy E.

 

“We’ve been listening to the suggestions of rodeo athletes throughout this process and are introducing new opportunities like the Western Quarter-Final, which will be hosted by our partners at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo,” Mote continued. “This Quarter-Final impact is two-fold. One, it will help serve timed-event athletes in the Western states with a unique, six-figure event purse. Two, it will isolate competition for the lower portion of our leaderboard, allowing challengers an opportunity to compete with one another. The top performers from that lower half of contestants qualifying through the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier system will then advance to not only the $500,000 Semi-Finals at the Lazy E, but the champions will also have a direct qualification opportunity to compete at the $1,000,000 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in July.”

Following the $1,000,000 major rodeo in Chicago on January 11, the WCRA and its partners will have awarded more than $3,024,000 in new money to rodeo athletes since launching in May of 2018. 

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About WCRA

WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.


Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment returns to the Maverik Center this February

Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment returns to the Maverik Center this February

Salt Lake City, UT. – Having trouble deciding on what to get for the hard to buy on your Christmas list, look no further than the Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment. The Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs makes its return to the Maverik Center on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. for one night only! Don’t miss your chance to see America’s Original Extreme Sport, in the tradition of The Days of ’47, featuring top cowboys from around the world testing their grit in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. Come experience this one-of-a-kind event for the entire family at a great price.

Rodeo’s top cowboys will showcase the power and grit aboard world-class stock for a chance to qualify for the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo this July. In addition to great rodeo action, the night will also feature bullfights, Tomorrow’s Young Guns and the always fan favorite mutton busting. There will be free pony rides before the show for kids 12 and under.

“We are excited to bring this great event back to the Maverik Center for the second straight year,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager. “The top cowboy in each event will automatically qualify for the 2019 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in July, so it will be a must-see event.”

The event honors the late ProRodeo Hall of Fame Utah cowboy Lewis Feild. Feild was Utah’s own two-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider and three-time All-Around Champion, who continues to be an icon in the sport of rodeo and the state of Utah. His son, Kaycee Feild carries on his legacy having won four PRCA world titles in the bareback riding and will be competing in his ninth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas.

Be sure to bring the entire family for a fun-filled evening at an affordable price, with tickets as low as $15!

Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. MT and will be available at the Maverik Center Box Office, Smiths Tix outlets, by phone at (801) 467-8499 and online at smithstix.com.

For more information visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com. EVENT:

Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

DATE:

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.- One Show Only

TYPE:

Rodeo / family show

TICKET PRICES:

$15 / $25 / $35 / $45 (Gold Buckle Seating) *

*Prices increase $2 day of show **No discounts for Gold Buckle Seating ***24 hours prior to event – close of business on Friday, February 1, 2019

ON SALE:

Saturday, November 26 at 10 a.m.

DETAILS:

Tickets are available at the Maverik Center Box Office, Smiths Tix outlets, by calling (801) 467-8499 or online www.smithstix.com. Certain fees may apply.


Against All Odds

By now, you’ve likely heard the unlikely news that Wyoming’s Johnson brothers—Kellan, 19, and Carson, 17—took the team roping title and gold medals at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, which ran July 19-21 and 23-24 in Salt Lake City. But you’re probably not aware of just how long the odds were against these two teen-aged brothers taking center stage to have those gold medals placed around their necks while being handed life-changing checks for more than $50 grand a man. To sum up this Salt Lake stunner in a word, “miracle” is more like it.

Link to full story here from The Team Roping Journal.


Gold Medals Awarded at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City

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Gold Medals Awarded at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (July 24, 2018) – It was a golden night on Tuesday at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to the champions.

The night started off similar to 2017 with bareback rider Wyatt Denny atop the medal podium after turning in an 88-point ride aboard Sankey Rodeo’s Sozo. Denny of Minden, Nev., added a second gold medal to his collection and another $50,000 to his bank account.

“I had that horse a few weeks ago so when I saw I had drawn him tonight I was pretty excited,” said Denny. “It is great to be back here and capture another gold medal.”

Taking the silver medal was JR Vezain of Melstone, Mont. It took two horses but Vezain made the second one count after receiving a reride. He tallied 85 points on the second horse, which was Andrews Rodeo’s PTDS Power Play to take second and a check totaling $25,000. There was a tie for third with Ty Breuer of Mandan, N.D. and Tristan Hansen of Victor, Idaho, who both spurred their way to 84.5 points. Due to the tiebreaker rules, Breuer received the bronze medal as his score coming in was a half a point higher than Hansen. However they will share the money each receiving $9,000.

Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss joined Denny as a repeat champion after spurring Bar T Rodeo’s Pinto Pass for 87.5 points. DeMoss adds another gold medal to his collection and another $50,000 in cold hard cash. This was actually DeMoss’ third time to win the Days of ’47 Rodeo.

“I really like this rodeo,” said DeMoss moments after receiving the gold medal. “I was in Cheyenne earlier today and have to thank Stace Smith for flying me over here and for Young Living Farms and their essential oils to help me move tonight. I pulled a hamstring and have been rubbing their oil all over. I am a big believer in their product.

“God has blessed me here at this great arena in front of these great fans.”

Taking the silver medal was Wyatt Casper of Pampa, Texas with an 86.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Hell Boy. Isaac Diaz and Taos Muncy tied for third with 86 points rides but it was Diaz who collected the bronze medal after coming into the Finals with a half point better ride than Muncy. Diaz rode Andrews Rodeo’s Fire Lane, while Muncy did battle with Bar T Rodeo’s Son of Sadie.

Not to be outdone by the cowboys, barrel racer Hailey Kinsel repeated as the gold medalist at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. Kinsel of Cotulla, Texas, and her mount DM Sissy Hayday “Sister” turned in a lighting fast 17.09 second run to lead the way and continue their winning ways.

“I have faith in God and he never let’s anyone down who puts their faith in him,” said Kinsel when asked what her secret was to dominating the barrel racing. “Plus, I have a great yellow mare who believes the same.”

Joining Kinsel on the medal stand for the second year in a row was Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, S.D. Lockhart moved up one spot capturing the silver medal in 2018 with a time of

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17.19 seconds aboard An Oakie With Cash “Louie.” Two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi took the bronze with a 17.24 aboard KissKiss BangBang “Mona.”

There was a new man atop the podium in the steer wrestling as defending champion Ryle Smith received a no time. Justin Shaffer of Hallsville, Texas, and a former Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion won his first gold medal and picked up $50,000. He stopped the clock in 4.2 seconds. Close on his heels was Rowdy Parrott of Mamou, La., with a 4.4 and Bridger Anderson of Alva, Okla., with a 4.5.

It was a family affair in the team roping with brothers Kellan and Carson Johnson atop the podium with their very first gold medals. Kellan, 19, and Carson, 17, stopped the clock in 4.1 seconds to add $50,000 each to their bank accounts. Their father, Jhett, won the PRCA world title in 2011 as a heeler and is now watching his sons make a name for themselves in the rodeo arena. The duo who call Casper, Wyo., home also turned in the fastest time in the semifinals just 24- hours earlier with a 4.9-second run and collected $3,200 each for that run.

Matt Sherwood of Pima, Ariz., teamed with Will Woodfin of Marshall, Texas, this week and they finished as silver medalists with a time of 4.3 seconds. Another brother team took the bronze when Riley and Brady Minor stopped the clock in 4.4 seconds.

Tie-down roper Cory Solomon brought his A-game to Salt Lake City on Tuesday night standing atop the podium with his first gold medal. Solomon of Prairie View, Texas, stopped the clock in 6.6 seconds to capture the win and $50,000 that goes to the champion. His run was the fastest of the event with Utah cowboy JC Malone hot on his heels with a 6.7-second run. Malone of Plain City added $25,000 to his bank account and a silver medal to his trophy case. Rounding out the top three was Caleb Smidt of Bellville, Texas, with a 7.0.

Bringing the night to an exciting close Derek Kolbaba rode PBR and PRCA bull of the year D&H Cattle Sweet Pro’s Brusier to an 89.5-point ride. Kolbaba of Walla Walla, Wash., added $50,000 and his very first gold medal to his resume. Fellow PBR rider Alisson De Souza joined Kolbaba on the podium as the silver medalist and the only other one to have a qualified ride on the final night. De Souza of Brazil rode Broken Arrow’s Cut the Cord for 87 points. Garrett Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, captured the bronze after coming into the finals with the highest marked ride of 86.5 points.

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

For only the fourth time in the history of rodeo, riders will had the opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the third being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in 2017. The medals awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo were produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

CBS Sports Network will air a recap of the final performance on tape delay on July 25 at 5 pm. MT. CBS will air a highlight show of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo on July 29 at 11 a.m. MT.

Results: – Performance 5 – July 24, 2018
Bareback riding:1. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 88 points on Sankey Rodeo’s Sozo, $50,000; 2. JR Vezain, Melstone, Mont., 85 on Andrews Rodeo’s PTDS Power Play, $25,000; 3. (tie) Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., on Sankey Rodeo’s Thunder Monkey, and Tristan Hansen, on Summit ProRodeo’s Revolving Door, 84.5 points, $9,000 each.
*tie for third for medals was broken based on score coming into the Finals. Breuer had an 85.5 while Hansen came in with an 85.
Gold medalist: Wyatt Denny

Silver medalist: J.R. Vezain Bronze medalist: Ty Breuer

Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Shaffer, 4.2 seconds, $50,000; 2. Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 4.4, $25,000; 3. Bridger Anderson, Alva, Okla., 4.5, $12,000; 4. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 6.6, $6,000.
Gold medalist: Justin Shaffer

Silver medalist: Rowdy Parrott Bronze medalist: Bridger Anderson

Team roping: 1. Kellan Johnson, Casper, Wyo./Carson Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 4.1 seconds, $50,000 each; 2. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz./Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas, 4.3, $25,000; 3. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash./Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 4.4, $12,000; 4. Derrick Begay, Winslow, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 4.5, $6,000.

Gold medalist: Kellan Johnson/Carson Johnson Silver medalist: Matt Sherwood/Will Woodfin Bronze medalist: Riley Minor/Brady Minor

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 87.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Pinto Pass, $50,000; 2. Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, 86.5 on Bar T Rodeo’s Hell Boy, $25,000; 3. (tie) Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, on Andrews Rodeo’s Fire Lane and Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., on Bar T Rodeo’s Son of Sadie, 86, $9,000 each.

*tie for third for medals was broken based on score coming into the Finals. Diaz had an 86.5 while Muncy came in with an 86.
Gold medalist: Cody DeMoss
Silver medalist: Wyatt Casper

Bronze medalist: Isaac Diaz

Tie-down roping: 1. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 6.6 seconds, $50,000; 2. JC Malone, Plain City, Utah, 6.7, $25,000; 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, 7.0, $12,000; 4. Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 7.3, $6,000.
Gold medalist: Cory Solomon

Silver medalist: JC Malone Bronze medalist: Caleb Smidt

Barrel racing: 1. Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 17.09 seconds, $50,000; 2. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.19, $25,000; 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, 17.24, $12,000; 4. Chani Graves, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 17.32, $6,000.
Gold medalist: Hailey Kinsel

Silver medalist: Lisa Lockhart
Bronze medalist: Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Bull riding: 1. Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash. 89.5 points on HD Page’s Sweet Pro’s Bruiser, $50,000; 2. Alisson De Souza, Brazil, 87 on Broken Arrow’s Cut the Cord, $25,000; no other qualified rides.
*Garrett Smith received the bronze after having the highest score coming into the final round. Gold medalist: Derek Kolbaba
Silver medalist: Alisson De Souza
Bronze medalist: Garrett Smith


Field Set for Gold Medal Round in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY (July 22, 2018) – The semifinal rounds came to a close on Monday night at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City and the field is now set for the Gold Medal Round on Tuesday, July 24.

There isn’t a hotter barrel racer in the land right now than Hailey Kinsel and she continued her torrid run in Salt Lake City on Monday night. Kinsel of Cotulla, Texas, and her great horse DM Sissy Hayday “Sister” stopped the clock in 17.22 seconds. In 2017, the duo won the Gold Medal and $50,000 that propelled her to her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where she set an arena record and finished as reserve world champion. Kinsel is coming off a $100,000 win at the Calgary Stampede just over a week ago. Joining her in the finals will be two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi who jockeyed KissKiss BangBang “Mona” to second place finish with a time of 17.37 seconds. It will no doubt be an all-out horse race on Tuesday night for the Gold Medal.

A total of 256 competitors have taken their shot at a share of the $1 million in prize money and now the top two from each performance and two wild card competitors will shoot for Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Tuesday, July 24. The 10 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash.

2016 PRCA World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack will be looking to add a Gold Medal to go with his Gold Buckle on Tuesday night after winning performance 4 in a time of 4.0 seconds. This was the fastest run of the semifinal rounds and Waguespack of Gonzales, La., is hoping to keep it fast tomorrow night. Kyle Irwin of Westville, Fla., was second in 4.3 seconds to advance to the finals.

Ty Breuer and Logan Corbett turned in 85.5 point rides to automatically advance to the Gold Medal round in the bareback riding. Breuer, of Mandan, N.D., did so aboard Andrews Rodeo’s Fire Water, while Corbett of Las Cruces, N.M., teamed with Summit ProRodeo’s Soduko. Both will bring their A-game on Tuesday for their shot at $50,000.

Wyoming cowboys Kellan Johnson and Carson Johnson led the way in the team roping in the final semifinal round with a 4.9 second run. Joining them with an automatic qualification is Jake Cooper of Monument, N.M., and Logan Medlin of Stephenville, Texas with a 5.0. The 2017 silver medalist Tom Richards and Kyle Lockett will have another shot at a medal after qualifying with a Wild Card spot after stopping the clock tonight in 5.2 seconds.

It was a crowded leaderboard in the saddle bronc riding with Wrangler NFR qualifiers Isaac Diaz and Wade Sundell atop the heap with 86.5 point rides. Diaz drew Diamond G Rodeo’s Babe’s Foundation, while Sundell matched Andrews Rodeo’s Brutus jump for jump. Finishing a close third was Utah’s own Jake Wright with an 85.5 aboard Diamond G Rodeo’s Dunn Gone. As a result of his high marked ride, Wright will also advance to the final round on Tuesday night.

Four-time Wrangler NFR qualifier Marty Yates turned in the fastest time of the rodeo thus far in the tie-down roping stopping the clock in 6.8 seconds to easily advance to the final round.

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Field Set for Gold Medal Round in Salt Lake City

Cory Solomon was right behind him with a 7.1 to advance. Ty Eason of Sulpher Springs, Texas, will also move on after finishing in a time of 7.3 seconds and earning one of two wild card spots in the event.

Tyler Bingham of Honeyville, Utah, was the big winner in the bull riding as Monday night’s performance came to a close. Bingham rode Diamond G Rodeo’s Lil America for 87.5 points to easily advance to the Finals. Joining Bingham will be Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., who finished second tonight with an 85 aboard Diamond G Rodeo’s Marke-n-Magic.

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

For only the fourth time in the history of rodeo, riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the third being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in 2017. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

A limited number of tickets for the final performance are still available at smithstix.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com. The Gold Medal round kicks off at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, July 24.

For those unable to attend in person all the action can be seen live nightly at 8 p.m. MT on Ridepass.com with a subscription. CBS Sports Network will air a recap of each performance on tape delay with the Final performances on July 25 at 5 pm. MT. CBS will air a highlight show of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 29 at 11 a.m. MT.

Results: – Performance 4 – July 23, 2018
Bareback riding:1. (tie) Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M., on Summit ProRodeo’s Soduko and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., on Andrews Rodeos Fire Water, 85.5 points, $2,800 each; 3. Tristan Hansen, Victor, Idaho, 85 on Summit ProRodeo’s Trailer Home, $1,600; 4. Tyler Waltz, Jersey Shore, Pa., 83.5 on Diamond G Rodeo’s Cool Hand Luke, $800.
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Logan Corbett and Ty Breuer
Gold Medal Round qualifiers:
Pascale Isabelle
Richmond Champion
J.R. Vezain
Steven Dent
Clayton Biglow
Wyatt Denny
Logan Corbett
Ty Breuer
Tristan Hansen
Tyler Scales

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 4.0 seconds, $3,200; 2. Kyle Irwin, Westville, Fla., 4.3, $2,400; 3. Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., 4.7, $1,600; 4. Tristan Martin, Sulphur, La., 6.1, $800.
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Tyler Waguespack and Kyle Irwin Gold Medal Round qualifiers:

Jace Melvin Ryle Smith

Hunter Cure
John Leinaweaver Justin Shaffer Bridger Anderson Tyler Waguespack Kyle Irwin Rowdy Parrott Olin Hannum

Team roping: 1. Kellan Johnson, Casper, Wyo./Carson Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 4.9 seconds, $3,200 each; 2. Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M./Logan Medlin, Stephenville, Texas, 5.0, $2,400; 3. Tom Richards, Humboldt, Ariz./Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 5.2, $1,600; 4. Reno Stoebner, Bastrop, Texas/Wyatt Adams, Ione, Calif., 7.2, $800
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Kellan Johnson/Carson Johnson and Jake Cooper/Logan Medlin
Gold Medal Round qualifiers:
Kaleb Driggers/Junior Noguiera
Riley Minor/Brady Minor
Matt Sherwood/Will Woodfin
Garrett Tonozzi/Joe Mattern
Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp
Rhett Anderson/Coleby Payne
Kellan Johnson/Carson Johnson
Jake Cooper/Logan Medlin
Tom Richards/Kyle Lockett
Derrick Begay/Cory Petska

Saddle bronc riding: 1.(tie) Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, on Diamond G Rodeo’s Babe’s Foundation and Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., on Andrews Rodeo’s Brutus, 86.5 points, $2,800; 3. Jake Wright, Milford; Utah, on Diamond G Rodeo’s Dunn Gone, 85.5, $1,600; 4. (tie) Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., on Powder River Rodeo’s Lip Ripper and Coburn Bradshaw, Milford, Utah, on Powder River Rodeo’s Cowboy Casino, 84, $400 each.
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Isaac Diaz and Wade Sundell
Gold Medal Round qualifiers:
Cody DeMoss
Taos Muncy
*Ryder Wright
Layton Green
Travis Gardner
Logan Allen
Wyatt Casper
Isaac Diaz
Wade Sundell
Jake Wright
CoBurn Bradshaw
*Has turned out of the Final Round – will be replaced with Wyatt Casper

Tie-down roping: 1. Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, 6.8 seconds, $3,200; 2. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 7.1, $2,400; 3. Marshall Leonard, Shongaloo, La., 7.7, $1,600; 4. Bo Pickett, Caldwell, Idaho, 8.8, $800.
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Marty Yates and Cory Solomon

Gold Medal Round qualifiers:

Caleb Smidt
Ryle Smith
Kyle Parrish
JC Malone Cimarron Boardman Ty Harris

Marty Yates Cory Solomon Bryson Sechrist Marshall Leonard

Barrel racing: 1. Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 17.22 seconds, $3,200; 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, 17.37, $2,400; 3. Jamie Gee, Bliss, Idaho, 17.54, $1,600; 4. Kali Jo Parker, Wendell, Idaho, 18.08, $800.
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Hailey Kinsel and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Gold Medal Round qualifiers:

Tammy Fischer Lyndee Moser
Lisa Lockhart
Lisa Thornton
Chani Graves
Sarah Rose McDonald Hailey Kinsel
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Katie Miller

Bobbi Grann

Bull riding: 1. Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., Decatur, Texas, 85 on Diamond G Rodeo’s Marke-n-Magic, $3,200; 2. Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 84.5 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s Lil America, $2,400; no other qualified rides
Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Tyler Bingham and Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr.
Gold Medal Round qualifiers:
Garrett Smith
Cody Tyler
Derek Kolbaba
Jess Lockwood
Alisson De Souza
Tyler Bingham
Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr.
Fabiano Vieira
Ouncie Mitchell
Tyrell Wallace


Press Release: Lockwood, De Souza Lead the Way in Bull Riding on Saturday Night

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Lockwood, De Souza Lead the Way in Bull Riding on Saturday Night

SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2018) – Adding a very International flavor to the mix of the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City the bull riders came to ride on Saturday night.

Reigning PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood of Volborg, Mont., tied with Brazilian Allison De Souza with 85 point rides. Lockwood conquered Broken Arrow’s Cooper Comet, while De Souza matched Broken Arrow’s Nailed to advance to the finals. Lockwood will join his aunt, Lisa Lockhart, in the Gold Medal round on Tuesday after she topped the leaderboard in the barrel racing during performance two on Friday night.

A total of 256 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $1 million in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Tuesday, July 24. There are 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The top two from each performance, along with two via the Wild Card category will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The 10 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash.

Clayton Biglow of Clements, Calif., spurred his way to the top of the leaderboard in the bareback riding with an 85-point ride aboard Bar T Rodeo’s War Widow. He automatically advances to the Gold Medal round on Tuesday and will be joined by last year’s Gold Medal winner Wyatt Denny of Minden, Nev. Denny rode Andrews Rodeo’s Vegas Dough for 82 points to finish second.

Justin Shaffer of Hallsville, Texas, would love to add a Gold Medal to his collection come Tuesday night. Shaffer, who won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2017, stopped the clock on Saturday night in the steer wrestling in a time of 4.1 seconds. He will be joined in the finals by Bridger Anderson of Alva, Okla., who stopped the clock in 4.3 seconds. Anderson won the steer wrestling at the 2017 Ote Berry’s Junior Steer Wrestling World Championship held during the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

It was a crowded leaderboard in the team roping on Saturday night. Wrangler NFR qualifiers Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp came to play in Salt Lake City stopping the clock in 5.0 seconds. After watching the first four teams come up empty, it was Snow and Thorp of Stephenville, Texas that set the bar for the night with their quick run. The final team of Rhett Anderson of Genola, Utah and Coleby Payne of Lipan, Texas, also stopped the clock in 5.0 seconds to advance to the Gold Medal round on Tuesday night.

Travis Gardner of Mount Vernon, Ark., partnered with Bar T Rodeo’s Cut Throat for 80 points to finish atop the leaderboard in the saddle bronc riding during performance three. Logan Allen of Crescent, Iowa, will join Gardner in the final round after recording a 74.5-point ride aboard Powder River Rodeo’s Loaded Deck.

Cimarron Boardman of Stephenville, Texas, will return to the Days of ’47 Arena on Tuesday for the $50,000 round after stopping the clock in the tie-down roping on Saturday night in

a time of 7.1 seconds. Joining Boardman will be newly crowned College National Finals Rodeo champion Ty Harris of San Angelo, Texas, who finished with a 7.7.

Texas and Louisiana barrel racers finished 1-2 in performance three. Chani Graves of Sulphur Springs, Texas, rode Im Little Bit Famous “Little Bit” to the performance win in a time of 17.47 seconds. 2014 WPRA Rookie of the Year Sarah Rose McDonald of Gonzales, La., took second aboard Holland By “Dutch” with a time of 17.49 seconds. Both will take their first shot at a Gold Medal on Tuesday night, July 24.

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, July 19-21 and 23-24, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

For only the fourth time in the history of rodeo, riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the third being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in 2017. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Tickets for the final two performances are still available at smithstix.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com. Performance four kicks off at 8 p.m. on Monday night, July 23.

For those unable to attend in person all the action can be seen live nightly at 8 p.m. MT on Ridepass.com with a subscription. RideTV will air each round, excluding the finals, nightly at 8 p.m. MT. CBS Sports Network will air a recap of each performance on tape delay with the first and second performances airing on July 20 and 21st, respectively at 8 a.m. MT, the third performance on July 22 at 7:30 a.m. MT, the fourth and fifth performances on July 24 and 25, respectively at 5 pm. MT. CBS will air a highlight show of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 29 at 11 a.m. MT.

Results: – Performance 3 – July 21, 2018

Bareback riding:1. Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., 85 points on Bar T Rodeo’s War Widow, $3,200; 2. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 82 on Andrews Rodeo’s Vegas Dough, $2,400; 3. Dustin Smith, Rome, Ga., 79 on Powder River Rodeo’s Mountain Pocket, $1,600; 4. Morgan Wilde, Arimo, Idaho, 78 on Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain, $800

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Clayton Biglow and Wyatt Denny

Steer wrestling: 1. Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas, 4.1 seconds, $3,200; 2. Bridger Anderson, Alva, Okla., 4.3, $2,400; 3. Jeff Richardson, Kearney, Neb., 5.5, $1,600; 4. Matt Oubre, La Grange, Ga., 8.4, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Justin Shaffer and Bridger Anderson

Team roping: 1. (tie) Cody Snow, Stephenville, Texas/Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, Texas, and Rhett Anderson, Genola, Utah/Coleby Payne, Lipan, Texas, 5.0 seconds, $2,800 each; 3. Derrick Begay, Winslow, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 5.4, $1,600; 4. Dustin Egusquiza, Marianna, Fla./Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, 5.7, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp and Rhett Anderson/Coleby Payne

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Travis Gardner, Mount Vernon, Ark., 80 points, $3,200; 2. Logan Allen, Crescent, Iowa, 74.5, $2,400; 3. Cody Goertzen, Tuttle, Okla., 72, $1,600; 4. Andrew Harris, Commerce, Texas, 70, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Travis Gardner and Logan Allen

Tie-down roping: 1. Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 7.1 seconds, $3,200; 2. Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas, 7.7, $2,400; 3. Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 17.2, $1,600; 4. Blair Burk, Durant, Okla., 21.40, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Cimarron Boardman and Ty Harris

Barrel racing: 1. Chani Graves, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 17.47 seconds, $3,200; 2. Sarah Rose McDonald, Gonzales, La., 17.49, $2,400; 3. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 17.60, $1,600; 4. Barbara Millar, Mono, Ontario, 18.20, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Chani Graves and Sarah Rose McDonald

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Jess Lockwood, Volborg, Mont., on Broken Arrow’s Cooper Comet and Alisson De Souza, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Broken Arrow’s Nailed, 85 points, $2,800; 3. Fabiano Vieira, Parana, Brazil, 84.5, $1,600; 4. Ouncie Mitchell, Houston, Texas, 84, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Jess Lockwood and Alisson De Souza


Wright Leads the Way on Friday Night at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

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Wright Leads the Way on Friday Night at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

 

SALT LAKE CITY (July 20, 2018) – The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City kicked off in fine fashion on Thursday, July 19 with familiar names back in the mix to defend their titles.

The loudest cheer of the night came for one of their own and reigning world champion saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright. Wright of Milford, Utah, rode Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again to top the leaderboard and advance to the finals with a shot at $50,000 and a Gold Medal. Wright is coming off a big win on Sunday when he collected $100,000 and the Calgary Stampede title. His uncles, Alex and Jake, will try to join the young gun when they take their shot on Monday night.

            A total of 256 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $1 million in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Tuesday, July 24. There are 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The top two from each performance, along with two via the Wild Card category will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The 10 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash.

            JR Vezain and Steven Dent tallied the highest scores in the bareback riding with 86 point rides. Vezain of Melstone, Mont., rode Powder River Rodeo’s Bobcat, while Dent of Mullen, Neb., advanced to the finals on Bar T Rodeo’s Buck Wild. Unfortunately, Dent will not be back in two events after getting bucked off in the saddle bronc riding.

            Two-time world champion steer wrestler Hunter Cure would like to add a Gold Medal to his two Gold buckles. Cure of Holliday, Texas, finished with a 4.1 and will have a shot at the $50,000 payday on Tuesday in addition to the medals. Joining Cure will be John Leinaweaver of Orrtanna, Pa., who stopped the clock in 5.0 seconds.

            It was a wild night in the team roping but two-time world champion Matt Sherwood showed his talent stopping the clock in 8.7 seconds with partner Will Woodfin. Sherwood, of Pima, Ariz., initially had an illegal head catch but turned in a veteran move and got it fished off to be legal before the flag fell while Woodfin of Marshall, Texas, roped the heels to advance to the Gold Medal round on Tuesday night. Garrett Tonozzi and Joe Mattern will join them after stopping the clock in 10.5 seconds.

            It was a tie at the top of the tie-down roping leaderboard with Kyle Parrish and JC Malone turning in 7.0 second runs. Both will take their shot at a share of the $1 million purse and Gold medals up for grabs on Tuesday, July 24. They each cashed checks for $2,800 on Friday night for their win.

            It was good to be named Lisa in the barrel racing on Friday night in Salt Lake City. Lisa Lockhart and Louie finished atop the leaderboard with a 17.09-second run. In 2017, Lockhart of Oelrichs, S.D., won a bronze medal but would love to take home gold in 2018. She will be joined by Lisa Thornton of Plum, Texas, who finished in a time of 17.16.

            The bulls definitely won the night in the bull riding with only one bull rider making a qualified ride. PBR athlete Derek Kolbaba of Walla Walla, Wash., was the big winner with an 82-point ride on D&H Cattle’s Shake It.

            The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, July 19-21 and 23-24, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the fourth time in the history of rodeo, riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the third being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in 2017. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Tickets are still available at smithstix.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com. Performance two kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday night, July 20.

            For those unable to attend in person all the action can be seen live nightly at 8 p.m. MT on Ridepass.com with a subscription. RideTV will air each round, excluding the finals, nightly at 8 p.m. MT. CBS Sports Network will air a recap of each performance on tape delay with the first and second performances airing on July 20 and 21st, respectively at 8 a.m. MT, the third performance on July 22 at 7:30 a.m. MT, the fourth and fifth performances on July 24 and 25, respectively at 5 pm. MT. CBS will air a highlight show of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 29 at 11 a.m. MT.

Results: – Performance 2 – July 20, 2018

Bareback riding:1. (tie) JR Vezain, Melstone, Mont., 86 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Bobcat, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 86 on Bar T Rodeo’s Buck Wild, $2,800 each; 3. Tyler Scales, Buffalo, Wyo., 80 on Powder River Rodeo’s Problems, $1,600; 4. Garrett Shadboldt, Merriman, Neb., 82 on Bar T Rodeo’s Ruby’s Girl, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: JR Vezain and Steven Dent

*Note from Performance 1: Due to a knee injury Mason Clements will not be able to compete on Tuesday so Richmond Champion will take his place

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 4.1 seconds, $3,200; 2. John Leinaweaver, Orrtanna, Pa., 5.0, $2,400; 3. Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, 5.1, $1,600; 4. Tim Kemp, Kincardine, Ontario, 5.4, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Hunter Cure and John Leinaweaver

 

Team roping: 1. Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz./Will Woodfin, Marshall, Texas, 8.7 seconds, $3,200; 2. Garrett Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas/Joe Mattern, Plantersville, Texas, 10.5, $2,400; 3. Luke Brown, Morgan Mill, Texas/Jake Long, Morgan Mill, Texas, 11.3, $1,600; no other qualified runs

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Matt Sherwood/Will Woodfin and Garrett Tonozzi/Joe Mattern

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 86 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again, $3,200; 2. Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, 85 on Powder River Rodeo’s Baby Sitter, $2,400; 3. Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas, 83 on Andrews Rodeo’s Trophy Wife, $1,600; 4. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 81 on Powder River Rodeo’s Double Take, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Ryder Wright and Layton Green

 

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Kyle Parrish, Stephenville, Texas, and JC Malone, Plain City, Utah, 7.0, $2,800; 3. Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 7.2, $1,600; 4. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 7.8, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Kyle Parrish and JC Malone

 

Barrel racing: 1. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.09 seconds, $3,200; 2. Lisa Thornton, Plum, Texas, 17.16, $2,400; 3. Katie Miller, Fletcher, Okla., 17.36, $1,600; 4. (tie) Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., and Bobbi Grann, Sheyenne, N.D., 17.40, $400 each.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Lisa Lockhart and Lisa Thornton

 

Bull riding: 1. Derek Kolbaba, 82 points on D&H Cattle’s Shake It, $3,200; no other qualified rides

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Derek Kolbaba


Press Release: Ryle Smith Advances In Two Events For Gold Medal Round At Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

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 RYLE SMITH ADVANCES IN TWO EVENTS FOR GOLD MEDAL ROUND AT DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES & RODEO

SALT LAKE CITY (July 19, 2018) – The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City kicked off in fine fashion on Thursday, July 19 with familiar names back in the mix to defend their titles.

Two-event cowboy Ryle Smith won the steer wrestling in 2017 and will be back on Tuesday to defend his title in that event. Smith of Oakdale, Calif., finished second on Thursday night with a 5.0 second run. Jace Melvin finished atop the leaderboard with a 4.7 second run. Melvin of Bluff Dale, Texas, won the bronze medal in 2017 but is hoping to be a little higher on the podium in 2018.

Smith won the bronze medal in the tie-down roping in 2017 and will be back on Tuesday to try to win two Gold Medals and $100,000. Smith tied with Caleb Smidt in the tie-down roping on opening night with a time of 7.3 seconds.

“I am beginning to think this is my lucky arena,” said Smith. “Last year, people kept saying ‘do you know you can win $100,000 tonight’ and I was thinking I should get a shirt that said ‘Yes, I do and thank you very much.’ If the pressure wasn’t enough, having them say that over and over added even more. I am looking forward to being back here on Tuesday.”

In 2017, Cody DeMoss left Salt Lake City with a Gold Medal and $50,000 in cold hard cash. He is hoping to do that again in 2018 and is off to a great start finishing in a tie for first with an 86-point ride aboard Sankey Rodeo’s Sacred Nation. DeMoss, of Heflin, La., will be back on Tuesday to defend his title. DeMoss tied with Taos Muncy of Corona, N.M., who finished with an 86 aboard Bar T Rodeo’s Voodu Doll.

A total of 256 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $1 million in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Tuesday, July 24. There are 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The top two from each performance, along with two via the Wild Card category will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The 10 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash.

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Noguiera will be looking to add their first Gold Medal to their collection on Tuesday after turning in the fastest time in the team roping on Thursday stopping the clock in 5.1 seconds. Joining them will be brothers Riley and Brady Minor from Ellensburg, Wash., with a 5.2.

Pascale Isabelle of Okotoks, Alberta, and Mason Clements of Springville, Utah, rode their way to the top of the leaderboard in the bareback riding with 85.5 point rides. Isabelle rode Summit ProRodeo’s Morning Dove while Clements rode Sankey ProRodeo’s Fun Haver.

What a race it was in the barrel racing with veteran Tammy Fischer leading the way with a 17.37 second race with 12-year old Lyndee Moser hot on her heels. Moser of Las Vegas, Nev., turned in a time of 17.43 seconds to advance to the Gold Medal Round aboard KG Cashin In On

Beau a twin sister of Kathy Grimes horse KG Justiceweexpected. Whatever the outcome is on Tuesday night, Moser will forever cherish tonight’s run as a true highlight in her career. Fischer is riding a hot streak right now after finishing atop the leaderboard for all barrel racers over the Fourth of July winning over $29,000 in a week. She is hoping to add another $50,000 to her bank account and a Gold Medal to her collection when the curtain closes on the event on Tuesday.

Bull rider Garrett Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, brought opening night to a close with an 86.5-point ride aboard D&H Cattle’s Mistletoe. Cody Rodeo Tyler of Guthrie, Okla., will join Smith in the finals after getting on two bulls on Thursday night. He scored 84.5 points on his reride aboard D&H Cattle’s Bandy’s Bad Boy.

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, July 19-21 and 23-24, will take place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

For only the fourth time in the history of rodeo, riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the third being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in 2017. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Tickets are still available at smithstix.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com. Performance two kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday night, July 20.

For those unable to attend in person all the action can be seen live nightly at 8 p.m. MT on Ridepass.com with a subscription. RideTV will air each round, excluding the finals, nightly at 8 p.m. MT. CBS Sports Network will air a recap of each performance on tape delay with the first and second performances airing on July 20 and 21st, respectively at 8 a.m. MT, the third performance on July 22 at 7:30 a.m. MT, the fourth and fifth performances on July 24 and 25, respectively at 5 pm. MT. CBS will air a highlight show of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 29 at 11 a.m. MT.

 

Results: – Performance 1 – July 19, 2018

Bareback riding:1. (tie) Pascale Isabelle, Okotoks, Alberta, on Summit ProRodeo’s Morning Dove, and Mason Clements Springville, Utah, on Sankey Pro Rodeo, 85.5 points, $2,800 each; 3. Richmond Champion, Dublin, Texas on Summit ProRodeo’s Sangia, 84.5 points, $1,600;4. Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, Bar T Rodeo’s Pretty Face, 84, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Pascale Isabelle and Mason Clements

 

Steer wrestling: 1. Jace Melvin, Bluff Dale, Texas, 4.7 seconds; $3,200; 2. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif., 5.0, $2,400; 3. Chance Butterfield, Ponoka, Alberta, 5.3, $1,600; 4. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas, 5.3, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Jace Melvin and Ryle Smith

 

Team roping: 1. Kaleb Driggers, Stephenville, Texas/Junior Noguiera, Presidente Prudente, Brazil, 5.1 seconds, $3,200 each; 2. Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash./Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 5.2, $2,400; 3. Clay Smith, Sunset, Texas/Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas, 5.7, $1,600; 4. Bobby Mote, Llano, Texas/Trey Johnson, Weatherford, Texas, 7.6, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Kaleb Driggers/Junior Noguiera and Riley Minor/Brady Minor

 

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., on Sankey Rodeo’s Sacred Nation and Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., on Bar T Rodeo’s Voodu Doll, 86 points, $2,800 each; 3. Zeke

Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 83 on Summit ProRodeo’s, $1,600; 4. Preston Burr, Stratford, Texas, 82.5 points on Summit ProRodeo’s Why For Cuz, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Cody DeMoss and Taos Muncy

 

Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and Ryle Smith, 7.3, $2,800; 3. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 19.2, $1,00; 4. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 19.8, $800

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Caleb Smidt and Ryle Smith

 

Barrel racing: 1. Tammy Fischer, 17.37 seconds, $3,200; 2. Lyndee Moser, Las Vegas, Nev., 17.43, $2,400; 3. Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont., 17.44, $1,600; 4. Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla., 17.48, $800.

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Tammy Fischer and Lyndee Moser

 

Bull riding:1. Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho, 86.5 points on D&H Cattle Mistletoe, $3,200; 2. Cody Rodeo Tyler, Guthrie, Okla., 84.5 on D&H Cattle Bandy’s Bad Boy, $2,400; no other qualified rides

Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Garrett Smith and Cody Rodeo Tyler


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