Bareback rider Evan Jayne, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER (2015-16), and his wife, Kristin, are dealing with medical emergency involving their daughter, Sienna Rose Jayne, 4. On Feb. 22, Sienna suffered a brain aneurysm. According to Evan’s Facebook page, Sienna is in a medically-induced coma. A GoFundMe page has been established to help Sienna on her road to recovery. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/sienna-roses-collection-of-coins.
The annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo sold out the last two days of the rodeo – Feb. 25-26. Jose Calderon, the rodeo chairman, estimated the rodeo could have an economic impact of $17 to $20 million to the community.
Rodeo Austin (Texas) takes place March 11-25, but the city is already getting ready for the rodeo. The fan-favorite Cowboy Breakfast takes place March 3 at the Long Center from 6-9 a.m. It’s a free Texas-sized breakfast for all ages, featuring entertainment, coffee and plenty to eat. Also, BBQ Austin is taking place March 3-4 at the Travis County Expo Center. At the cook-off, there also will be live music and plenty to eat. Tickets for adults are $8 and $5 for children ages 3-12.
The Buccaneer Commission announced individual ticket sales for Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas) and registration for the Mutton Bustin’ event, occurring during the rodeo, will both start at 10 a.m. (CT), March 1. All individual tickets, ranging in price from $15-48, include two hours of ProRodeo, as well as a concert each night in the American Bank Center Arena. Visit www.bucdays.com or www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets. The rodeo takes place April 27-30 and the music lineup after each rodeo is Dwight Yoakam (April 27), Aaron Watson (April 28), William Clark Green (April 29) and Siggno (April 30).
The Corinth (Miss.) Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Board of Directors recently approved $2,000 in advertising assistance with potentially $3,000 more, dependent on the number of rodeo-related hotel rooms used for the upcoming North Mississippi PRCA Rodeo, March 24-25 at the Crossroads Arena. The initial $2,000 grant was approved by the board after a presentation by J.C. Kitaif, event director of the North Mississippi PRCA Rodeo. The tourism board will give the event $50 for every motel room booked for the rodeo.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“This was the best bareback riding I’ve ever witnessed. Where else can you go and score 91 points and finish second? That was phenomenal..”
– Tim O’Connell, reigning bareback riding world champion, about the competition at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Courtesy of PRCA