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CPRA Long Weekend Highlights


Dawson Hay - Billie-Jean Duff photo copyrightAug 3, 2021 l Airdrie, AB
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* Two time World and reigning Canadian Saddle Bronc Champion Zeke Thurston (Big Valley, AB) tops $16,000 in winnings with big performances at the Hardgrass Bronc Match, the Strathmore Stampede and the Medicine Hat Stampede.

* CFR-NFR qualifier Dawson Hay (Wildwood, AB) equals world record high score in the saddle bronc riding with his 95 point ride on The Calgary Stampede’s W16 Wild Cherry at the Hardgrass Bronc Match, Pollockville, AB

* Two time Canadian High Point Champion Morgan Grant (Didsbury, AB) enjoys a profitable weekend ($4210) with tie-down roping wins at the Bruce Stampede (8.7 secs) and the Medicine Hat Stampede (8.3 secs). And his horse Buhler carries smokin’ hot Thorsby, AB roper Erik Dublanko to the win (8.7 secs, $5668) at the Strathmore Stampede

* Three time Canadian Bareback Champion Jake Vold returns to action. The Carstairs, AB cowboy climbs on his first bareback horse in over 18 months to mark 84.5 points on Duane Kesler Championship Rodeo’s G7 Little Rotten to win the Medicine Hat Stampede and $2500.

Bradi Whiteside - Shellie Scott photo copyright* In the ladies barrel racing, two competitors stand out. Bradi Whiteside (Longview, AB) stops the clock at the Strathmore Stampede in 17.760 secs to earn first place and $6847. Recent Calgary Stampede Champion Bertina Olafson (Hudson Bay, SK) picks up a second place cheque at Strathmore (17.977 secs) and a third at Medicine Hat (17.211 secs) to add $8166 to her bank account. Both women move among the top five in Canada.

Click here for up to date CPRA weekend results and a complete 2021 schedule. Watch the CPRA website and social media channels.

Next up for Pro Rodeo Canada events: Sundre Pro Rodeo Aug 6-8 and Guy Weadick Days (High River, AB) Aug 7-8.

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