WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH (February 1, 2020) – Shorty Garrett did the family name proud on Saturday night at the third annual Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs event at the Maverik Center.
Garrett of Dupree, S.D., comes from a long line of champions with two uncles being world champions – Mark and Marvin Garrett and his lineage goes all the way back to the great Casey Tibbs. In the long round, he rode Northcott Macza’s Dark Secret for 83 points to advance to the final round where he matched up with Diamond G Rodeo’s Miss Nancy for 85.5 points. Dalton Kingery of Monroe, Iowa, rode Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Momma’s Boy for 81.5 points to advance to the two person finals. Unfortunately for the Iowa cowboy, he was unable to make the eight second whistle aboard Diamond G Rodeo’s Sis is Sassy.
Garrett punched his ticket to two $1 million rodeos the first being the WCRA event in Kansas City, Missouri, and the second being in July right here in Salt Lake City with the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, July 21-25 at Utah Fairpark.
In addition, this event served as a World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) Semifinal event. The top eight in the bareback and saddle bronc on the day advanced for a chance at their share of $1 million at the WCRA Royal City Roundup in Kansas City, Feb. 28, 2020. The top four in the bull riding also advanced to the WCRA’s $1M event at the Sprint Center.
Bull rider Colten Fritzlan also punched his ticket to July’s Days of ’47 event after marking 86.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Hou’s That in the long round. Fritzlan of Rifle, Colorado, was unable to stay atop his bull for eight seconds in the short round but earned $6,250 on the night with a chance to add to that in Kansas City in February and Salt Lake City in July.
The top bareback rider on the night was Canadian Orin Larsen after he finished with an 88-point ride on Northcott Macza Ima Winner. Larsen was in fact the winner after out riding Jamie Howlett who was matched with Northcott Macza’s Dirty Looks for 84 points. The duo earned a spot in WCRA’s $1 million rodeo in Kansas City but will have to wait to see if they are back in Salt Lake City in July. Pascal Isabelle of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, rode earlier in the day and turned in an 89.5-point ride in the short round aboard Utah’s own Bar T Rodeo’s Red Lady to earn his spot in the July Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.
The event honors the late ProRodeo Hall of Fame 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 Beehive State. His son, Kaycee Feild carries on his legacy having won four PRCA world titles in the bareback riding. Kaycee was on hand Saturday to welcome the crowd and interact with fans and cowboys alike.
For a full list of the day’s results visit www.wcrarodeo.com.
Advancing to Days of ’47 Cowboy Games Rodeo – July 21-25:
Bareback riding – Pascal Isabelle
Saddle Bronc riding – Shorty Garrett
Bull riding – Cole Fritzlan