CODY, Wyo.; — Shane Proctor has several places he calls home, and the Cody rodeo arena is one of them.
Proctor, was born in Grand Coulee, Wash., and that is home for him while he is competing in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He and his wife Jessie also have a place in North Carolina where she grew up. On the Fourth-of-July “Cowboy Christmas” rodeo run, Proctor is proud to have roots in Wyoming.
After high school he came to Wyoming and attended Northwest College, just 25 miles away at Powell. While he was there, he became a fixture at the Cody Night Rodeo competing in every event except the steer wrestling. He still has a lot of friends and fans in the area and many of them were at the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls on Tuesday night to cheer on the 2011 world champion bull rider.
His win here didn’t come the way he would have liked, but was a win nonetheless. Proctor was one of seven riders successful in the first round of competition and had the high-marked ride of the night with an 86.5-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s The Whistle.
It was a bull he was familiar with, the same one had taken world champion J.W. Harris to a 90-point score here a year ago. Proctor went into the final round in the lead and when everyone else bucked off, he knew he would be the winner. He got on his final bull, another one from Frontier named Lincolns Logs and nearly got the job done bucking off less than four-tenths of a second before the buzzer sounded.
“It means the world to me to win in Cody,” Proctor said. “I rode in this arena a lot when I was at school in Powell. I have good luck here and it seems to get my summer off to a good start.”
Proctor also won the Xtreme Bulls titles here in 2011 and 2012. He won the rodeo in 2011 and 2013.
Rodeo action at Stampede Park starts on Wednesday with timed-event slack at 9 a.m. The first performance of the Cody Stampede begins Wednesday night at 8 p.m. More information is available at www.codystampederodeo.com or codystampederodeo on Facebook.
CODY, Wyo., June 30, 2015 — Following are results from the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls
Champion – Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., $4,355
First Round: 1, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 86.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s The Whistle, $1,648. 2, Tag Elliott, 84, $1,245. 3, Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn., 83, $920. 4, Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas, 81, $596. 5, Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho, 75.5, $379. 6, (tie) Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., and Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 75 and $244 each. Final Round: (no qualified rides) Overall Winners: 1, Proctor, 86.5, $2,707. 2, Elliott, 84, $2,076. 3, Askey, $1,534. 4, Sanderson, 81, $993. 5, Mason, 75.5, $532. 6, (tie) Smith and Kastner, 75, $408 each.