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THE INTERNATIONAL PRO RODEO ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ALL-REGION FINALS CHAMPIONS

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THE INTERNATIONAL PRO RODEO ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ALL-REGION FINALS CHAMPIONS  Along with the Launch of Brand New Website  As the season comes to a close, the International Pro Rodeo Association crowns new National All-Region Finals Champions and launches a newly revamped website, offering members and fans a more user-friendly experience.



Rodeo fans filled the Alltech Arena at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park this past weekend in Lexington, KY to watch 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls compete for the IPRA's National All-Region Finals championship title in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl's barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl's breakaway roping and bull riding.

2018 PBR Canada Finals Qualifiers Announced

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2018 World Finals Qualifiers and Saskatchewan natives Buttar and Byrne, joined by multi-time Canadian Champions Roy and Lambert for final event of Canadian season For the ninth consecutive year, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada will return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and  the SaskTel Centre for the league’s season culminating event, the 2018 PBR Monster Energy Canadian Finals, presented by Mac’s/Circle K and Dakota Dunes Casino. The field of qualifiers for the event on Nov. 23-24 is headlined by six home-province hopefuls, four 2018 World Finals competitors and two multi-time national champions.  This season’s final event will feature the top riders from the national standings vying for the 2018 PBR Canada Championship. Every rider will attempt one bull each in Round 1 and Round 2 on Friday and then face one more bovine athlete in Round 3 on Saturday. The Top 12 will advance to the championship round. With a rider capable of earning 2,250 points, all competing cowboys have a viabl…

WCRA CONCLUDES SEMI-FINALS AND PAYS OUT MORE THAN $500,000 TO ATHLETES IN FIVE DAYS

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-- $315,000 in Athlete Earnings During Finals Round--
More than $315,000 was paid out to rodeo athletes today as the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) concluded their semi-finals rounds in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the Lazy E Arena. The five-day event paid out more than $500,000 to cowboys and cowgirls from around the globe and out of more than 600, 81 athletes advanced to the $1 Million Major Rodeo (Windy City Roundup) on January 11 at Allstate Arena in Chicago.
During the semi-finals, eight athletes in each discipline with the highest scores or fastest times along with the winners of the Days of ‘47 rodeo advanced to the Windy City Roundup. The one-night, $1 million rodeo will be held in conjunction with the Professional Bulls Riders (PBR) January 12-13 Elite-Tour event, creating a full weekend of western lifestyle sports in one of the world’s largest mainstream markets.
This evening, Cheyenne Wimberly walked away with a $7,000 paycheck after running the best overall time in barrels wit…

Serial Cattle Thief Ends Saga with Guilty Plea

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Serial cattle thief Bradley Wayne Guthrey, 29, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, entered a guilty plea Nov. 1 for felony cattle theft charges that date back to 2014. He will serve five years in state prison as a result of the plea agreement. The conviction stems from an extensive investigation conducted by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers with the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies.  TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand and former TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley led the investigation. In December 2014 Hand was called to the Panola Livestock Auction to inspect a suspicious load of cattle dropped off by Guthrey. While Hand and Panola County Constable Bryan Murff were on the scene, Guthrey returned. Upon seeing the investigators, he fled and led the two lawmen on a high-speed chase before crashing through a gate and escaping on foot. After a seven-hour manhunt involving state and local police, K9 units and a Department of Public Safety he…

PBR Velocity Tour Finds Broadcast Home on RIDET TV

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PBR’s fastest growing series comes to television for the first time.
Ride Television Network, Inc. (RIDE TV) welcomes the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Velocity Tour to RIDE TV in 2019. As PBR’s top expansion tour and fastest-growing series, the PBR Velocity Tour will be broadcast on television for the first time via RIDE TV, a sports and lifestyle television network with an equestrian focus.

“As PBR's media presence continues to grow worldwide, and we expand this very successful four-year-old tour, we are thrilled with this partnership to bring more PBR to more of our fans,” said Sean Gleason, CEO of PBR. “Carrying the Velocity Tour to RIDE TV's passionate viewers creates another opportunity to tell more stories about the incredible cowboy and bovine athletes of the PBR."
PBR will produce these broadcasts in association with RIDE TV. RIDE TV will air 40 (forty) one-hour highlight shows of the PBR Velocity Tour events in prime time on the network each week for both the 20…