Little bit of Pro Rodeo action in California and a little bit of PBR action in Montana

Hello Everyone!

Ready to hear some exciting rodeo news AND bull riding news? Well, let's not waste anymore time and get straight to the good stuff. Shall we? First up, is the Bull Riding industry! Read on, to see the exciting Bull Riding news.

One of my favorite PBR stops on the PBR tour is Billings, Montana! The vibe, the history, and the folks that attend the event are truly something special! Well - This past weekend the PBR stopped in Billings, Montana for a three day event! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Friday Night, was SO different than a lot of the normal rounds.. You see, Renato Nunes was the first guy out and he earned 89.75 Points on a bull named shaft. Renato, was the ONLY ride that night with the highest score. Pretty crazy, right? I mean, he was the first guy that kicked off the Billings, Montana event and held the highest score alllllll the way to the end of Round 1! PBR posted a video of Renato's ride on YouTube. You can check out the video here.

Round 2 AND the 15/15 Bucking Battle

Round 2 was a tied event win! Douglas Duncan AND Gage Gay tied the win with 80 points each.
PBR posted a video on YouTube of Gage Gay's win here.

PBR posted a video of Douglas Duncan's win here

The 15/15 Bucking battle was extremely exciting this weekend in Billings, Montana! The guy that WON the 15/15 Bucking battle just came back from a leave of being hurt. I was SO excited to see Reese Cates WIN the 15/15 bucking battle on a bull named booth jack for 90.50 points! PBR filmed a clip of the ride, and posted the video on YouTube! Check out the 15/15 bucking battle winning ride here.

Round 3 AND Championship Sunday

It was kind of bittersweet that today was the last day of the Billings, Montana PBR event. But, all good things must come to an end sometime.. Right? Nathan Schaper rode ALL of his bulls this weekend at the Billings, Montana PBR event and walked away with a new shiny buckle and some sweet cash! The ride that took him to the winners circle was a bull named King Buck and earned Nathan 87.50 Points! PBR filmed some clips of Nathan's ride and posted it on YouTube! You can see the film here.

Robson Palermo, is finally back on the PBR BFTS tour after working his way up through the minor leagues such as PBR TPD, and PBR Velocity! Robson Palermo made it to the Championship Round today, and had the chance to pick his bull for the round. Robson was brave and picked a bull named " Fire & Smoke ". Robson ended up riding Fire & Smoke alllll the way to the buzzer for 88.25 points to give him the win in the championship round!

Congratulations to all of the PBR Bull Riders that walked away with smiles on their faces this weekend! You all worked hard and came so far. I hope you all enjoy your success!!

Down on the Pro Rodeo Trail..

This weekend there was quite a few PRCA events going on! The one that everyone is talking about right now is the Red Bluff, Calif. Pro Rodeo. A lot of the greats attend/ride/announce at this PRCA rodeo such as Richmond Champion, Bob Tallman, and Cotton Rosser. The Cowboys AND Cowgirls that walked away with the nice belt buckle AND checks are:

Caleb Smidt, Tie-Down Roping And Team Roping

Bareback Riding
Clint Laye on Four Star Rodeo's Black Ice
Joe Gunderson On Rosser Rodeo's Silver Tip
Jessy Davis On Growney Brothers Rodeo's Raggidy Ann
80 Points Each

Steer Wrestling
Tyler Waguespack, 21.6 Seconds on Four Head

Team Roping
Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 22.4 seconds on four head

Saddle Bronc Riding
Troy Crowser On Flying Diamond Rodeo's Handsome
Chuck Schmidt On Growney Brothers Rodeo's Holy Hoppin Hell
Cort Scheer On Rosser Rodeo's Blackhawk Blaze
83 Points Each

Tie-Down Roping
Blair Burk, 40.6 Seconds on four head

Barrel Racing
Ann Scott, 34.74 Seconds on two head

Bull Riding
Wesley Silcox, 89 points on Rosser Rodeo's Hash tag

Another exciting event this weekend was the Rodeo All-Star event! One of my RodeoChat Pro Team Members, Austin Shirley was voted in by the fans to compete in the Team Roping. Austin Shirley had the chance to rope with top PRCA cowboy Josh Peek! Austin and Josh didn't do so hot in the team roping but the chance to rope with Josh and the memories Austin wouldn't change for anything! Also, a big THANK YOU to everyone that voted for Austin Shirley to compete at the Rodeo All Star event! Rodeo All Star was on Austin's bucket list and now he can finally check it off! Here are your 2015 Rodeo All-Star Winners:

Bareback Riding
Jared Smith

Steer Wrestling
Josh Peen

Team Roping

Saddle Bronc Riding
Cody DeMoss

Tie-Down Roping
Trell Etbauer

Barrel Racing
Lindsay Kruse

Bull Riding
Dallee Mason

I interviewed 3 Rodeo Cowboy's this week. The First Rodeo Cowboy that I interviewed was PBR Bull Rider Cody Stowe the guy behind the clothing company Spur's the word. My Second interview this week was with an upcoming bullfighter by the name of CJ Shankland. Third Interview it was with the crew of the movie Floating Horses ~ The Life Of Casey Tibbs! You can read those interviews on my RodeoChat blog here -- >

Next Week - I will be paying tribute to all of the amazing rodeo cowboys that got inducted into the rodeo hall of fame recently! So, make sure you keep it locked into RodeoChat for the link to that blog post on Kimes Ranch Jeans website. These past few days I have been in the kick of posting old school rodeo pictures. I thought i'd end this post with an old school rodeo picture and some motivation. Until next time..

Happy Trails

Paige Gregory
Owner and Founder of RodeoChat
Cookeville, TN

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