Attendance was up and the crowd enjoyed the day of Champions
SALINAS, CA – July 19, 2015- The fourth and final day of the 105th California Rodeo Salinas was another day of action and entertainment for a crowd of 16,123. The overall attendance over the four days of Rodeo was 51,296 up 6.5% from 2014 (official numbers will be released later this week after vouchers and other tickets are tallied).
The Sunday crowd witnessed cowboys and cowgirls receiving their gold and silver championship buckles on the Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions. The All- Around cowboy was Doyle Hoskins from Salinas, CA. The Bareback Riding championship was split between Caleb Bennett of Trementon, UT and Will Lowe from Canyon, TX with a score of 164 on 2. Saddle Bronc Riding champ was Sterling Crawley of Stephenville, TX with a score of 164 on 2, Tie Down Roping winner was Reese Reimer or Stinnett, TX with a score of 34.7 on 3 head, Steer Wrestling champion was Ty Erickson of Helena, MT with a score of 21.5 on 3, Barrel Racing winner was Christina Richman of Glendora, CA, taking home her third Salinas buckle, with a time of 65.21 on 4 runs, Team Roping champions were Jake Cooper of Monument, NM and Tyler McKnight of Wells, TX with a time of 43.9 on five head and the Bull Riding champion was Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, WA, the only man to ride two bulls, with a score of 170. Full results can be found at www.carodeo.com.
The Rodeo added a heroic ad campaign to the mix for 2015 with a spin on “Heroes as Cowboys.” For the past 8 years, the Rodeo has taken pride in developing advertising campaigns that have a unique spin on the western genre. This year, the Rodeo publicized that “Our Heroes have always been Cowboys” with a distinctive use of comic book colors and styles to market the Rodeo. Reminiscent of a comic book cover referencing “Cowboyman the Legend” and “The Battle for the Buckle”, the superhero theme pleased children and adults alike.
Save the dates for the 2016 California Rodeo Salinas July 21st-24th and the Professional Bull Riding on Wednesday July 20th, 2016.