Cowboy Christmas Recap + An interview with an Australian PBR Bull Rider

Some Rodeo Cowboys and Cowgirls are just wrapping up their Cowboy Christmas runs, and some are still on that Cowboy Christmas run. This weeks blog post is ALL about Cowboy Christmas, and my interview with PBR Australia Bull Rider Taran Chirgwin!

First Off, I hope all of the Rodeo Cowboys and Cowgirls that are reading this post had an amazing Cowboy Christmas! I had the chance to attend the St. Paul Rodeo over the 4th of July Cowboy Christmas run and I had a blast! I ran into one of the most popular PRCA photographers on the circuit, Matt Cohen and had the chance to see World Champion Calf Roper Shane Hanchey take the title as the 2015 World Champion Tie-Down Roper at the St. Paul Rodeo! Below - Is a list of the winners that walked away as champions:

Bareback Riding
Jessy Davis, 87 points on Korkow Rodeos' Flaxy Lady, $10,004

Steer Wrestling
Luke Branquinho, 8.8 seconds on two head, $4,246

Team Roping
Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 10.3 seconds on two head, $4,554 each

Saddle Bronc Riding
Taos Muncy, 87 points on Korkow Rodeos' Rekker, $9,236

Tie-Down Roping
Shane Hanchey, 17.3 seconds on two head, $4,746

Barrel Racing
Callie DuPerier, 16.38 seconds, $8,437

Bull Riding
Ty Pozzobon on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Chucky and Brennon Eldred on Corey & Lange Rodeo's Totally Annoying, 86 points, $8,058 each

One of my FAVORITE Rodeos that I'm super excited to be covering for the second year in a row is the Calgary Stampede!! Right now, POOL A is on deck. Check out the list of leaders below, and a few photos from Prof. Photographer Shellie Scott who we teamed up with again at the Calgary Stampede!

Bull Riding
1. Tanner Byrne
2. Mike Lee
3. Aaron Roy

Bareback Riding
1. Clint Laye
2. Kyle Bowers
3. Ty Taypotat

Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Rusty Wright
2. Cody Wright
3. Chet Johnson

Tie-Down Roping
1. Blair Burk
2. Ryan Jarrett
3. Marty Yates

Steer Wrestling
1. Tanner Milan
2. K.C. Jones
3. Nick Guy

Barrel Racing
1. Mary Walker
2. Fallon Taylor
3. Carmel Wright

Rusty Wright Vs. Lynx Mountain for 89 points in Round 3 POOL A at the 2015 Calgary Stampede.



Cody DeMoss Rides Gross Beetle at the 2015 Calgary Stampede!

Tomorrow is the last day of POOL A, and POOL B will begin on Wednesday with a whole new set of riders! To see more results, and the POOL B list of riders please check out RodeoChat on

Last but not least, this week on my LIVE RodeoChat Interview I had the opportunity to interview PBR Australia Bull Rider, Taran Chirgwin. The Topics we talked about this week were PBR Australia Vs. PBR in the states, traveling buddies, and his top 5 favorite events Taran has rode at! You can read the FULL interview here:

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See you all next week!
Happy Trails ~

Paige Gregory
Owner and Founder of RodeoChat

Cookeville, TN

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