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Pro Rodeo Canada
September 23, 2016
For immediate release

CINCH PRO RODEO CANADA SERIES FINAL - Exciting Lead-up to CFR!

2016 Pro Rodeo Canada Series FinalIn its two year existence as the second last event on the Canadian Professional Rodeo calendar, the Cinch Pro Rodeo Canada Series Final, presented by Calgary Ranchman’s, has quickly and firmly established its importance to rodeo competitors and fans.

Flashback to year one as three contestants used the event to punch their tickets to the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton a few weeks later. And bull rider, Billy West, parlayed his Series Final win into a Rookie of the Year title.

In 2015, Alberta bronc riders, Dustin Sippola and Josh Harden, climbed into the top 12 in the Canadian standings and earned first trips to the CFR by virtue of their success at the event. Harden, the Big Valley cowboy who is also a steer wrestler, went on to win his first All Around title. And eventual Canadian champion, Taber’s Nancy Csabay, similarly parlayed a big-time showing at Calgary into a Season’s Leader saddle and massive confidence boost as she headed for Edmonton where she and her outstanding mare, Wicked, dominated the field en route to her Canadian title.

With the 2016 Series Final set for 7 pm September 30 - October 1 at the Agrium Western Event Centre, Stampede Park in Calgary (and a kick-off at Ranchman’s the evening before) there are several rodeo athletes hoping to use a good showing in Calgary to earn a spot in Edmonton in November for the 43rd CFR. Case in point—2012 All Around champion, Travis Reay. The Mayerthorpe bulldogger sits in 14th place in the Canadian steer wrestling standings, just $700.00 out of a CFR berth. But Reay’s advantage is that while he has qualified for the Series Finals, the two men ahead of him, Dallas Frank (12th) and Straws Milan (13th) have not. For Reay and several others in similar positions, next week’s rodeo is critical. Races like these attracted sizable crowds to the Pro Series Final a year ago and have organizers hopeful that the drama associated with the event will fill seats again this year.

Added to the Pro Rodeo action will be hot music, video replay, merchandise giveaways, a western tradeshow and appearances by Miss Rodeo Canada, Samantha Stokes, and country musicians, Drew Gregory (Friday) and Denver Daines (Saturday). Tickets are on sale now at TicketMaster.com (Adults $15. 12 and under free).

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PRO RODEO CANADA - 2016 NEWS RELEASES and ANNOUNCEMENTS


NEWS RELEASES / ANNOUNCEMENTS
JANUARY * Brooks and Lea Park Rodeo
* CPRA Appoints Director of Marketing/Communications/PR * Innisfail Pro Rodeo
FEBRUARY * High River, Sundre, Wainwright Rodeos
* Pro Rodeo Loses Greg Kesler JULY
* Chad Besplug Invitational Kicks Off Season * SharpEdge Official Equine Supplement of CPRA
* Chad Besplug Invitational In the Books * Ponoka, Williams Lake and Airdrie Rodeos
MARCH * Benalto, Coronation and Taber Rodeos
* CPRA Declines Latest CFR Proposal * Teepee Stampede
* CPRA Announces Resistol Partnership * Kinsella and Bowden Special Events Pay Off
APRIL * Saskatoon CFR Announcement
* CPRA Welcomes Back Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo * Kennedy, Morris, Maple Creek, Bonnyville, Oyen
* Cinch Announced as Official Jean & Shirt of the CPRA AUGUST
* Medicine Hat Broncs & Honky Tonks * CPRA Information Update
* Camrose and Coleman Rodeos * Bruce, Camrose, Medicine Hat, Strathmore
* Wrangler Canadian Pro Tour Contract Renewed * High Prairie, Grimshaw, Irricana, Cochrane
MAY * CPRA Announces Three Interim Board Members
* Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo * La Crete, Dawson Creek
* Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo * Cranbrook, Jasper, Pincher Creek
* InterContinental Hotels Group * Okotoks Pro Rodeo
* Falkland Stampede SEPTEMBER
* Grande Prairie Stompede * Armstrong, Merritt, Wrangler Shoot-Out
JUNE * CPRA Names Interim Operations Manager
* Hand Hills / Leduc / Wildwood * Cinch Pro Series Final - Lead-up to CFR



PRO RODEO CANADA 2015 NEWS RELEASES and ANNOUNCEMENTS ARCHIVE

NEWS RELEASES
FEBRUARY AUGUST
* CPRA Welcomes New General Manager * Strathmore-Abbotsford-Grimshaw-High Prairie
MARCH * La-Crete & Dawson Creek Stampede
* Mezei Wins Besplug Invitational * Cranbrook, Jasper & Pincher Creek
APRIL * Lethbridge Pro Rodeo
* Broncs & Honky Tonks Rodeo * Okotoks Pro Rodeo
* Camrose, Coleman & Dawson Creek SEPTEMBER
MAY * Armstrong & Merritt Rodeos
* Drayton Valley Rodeo * Medicine Lodge Fall Round Up
* Stavely Pro Rodeo * Oldstoberfest Rodeo
* Falkland Stampede * Hanna & Brooks Rodeos
JUNE OCTOBER
* Grande Prairie, Wildwood, Leduc, Hand Hills * Cinch Pro Rodeo Canada Series Final
* Lea Park, Rocky and Brooks Rodeos NOVEMBER
* Innisfail Pro Rodeo * CFR 2015 - Nov 11/1st Performance
* Wainwright-Sundre Rodeo * CFR 2015 - Nov 12/2nd Performance
JULY * CFR 2015 - Nov 13/3rd Performance
* Cowboy Christmas * CFR 2015 - Nov 14/5th Performance
* Benalto, Coronation and Taber * CFR 2015 - NOV 15, 2015 - FINAL
* Teepee Creek Stampede * CPRA Announces New Rodeo Administrator
* Kennedy, Maple Creek and Morris * Canadian Pro Rodeo Returns to Agribition
* Medicine Hat, Bonnyville, Bowden, Oyen, Cochrane, Bruce DECEMBER
* Wrangler National Finals 2015 Wrap-Up
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
MARCH - DECEMBER
* Greetings From New GM Dan Eddy
* The Communication Age and the CPRA
* New Rodeo Administrator Named
* Possible Re-Location of CFR
* Earl Bascom - Canada Sports HOF
* Jim Gladstone
* National Director of Sales Announced
* First Business Advisory Council Meeting
* 2015 Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees
* 2016 CPRA Rule Changes












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