By Ted Harbin
Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
It’s a sports cliché, for sure, but the reality remains: The cream rises to the top.
The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo was the latest picture of evidence, especially when it comes to the animal athletes from Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. From world champions to Wrangler National Finals Rodeo regulars, the bucking stars shined in Waco, Texas, last week.
Pete Carr had the largest contingent of bucking animals at the Texas Circuit Finals. That’s been the case at many big, championship events. Over the last three years, no other stock contractor in the PRCA has had more animals buck at the NFR.
No bucking animal in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has been more decorated than Dirty Jacket over the last four years. The two-time reigning bareback horse of the year has finished among the top three in voting each of the past four years.
In Waco, Jake Brown posted an 87-point ride on Dirty Jacket to win the third go-round on Saturday, Jan. 2. That same night, Luke Creasy finished second on Outa Sight, a horse that has bucked at the NFR five of the last six years.
One night earlier, Cody Joe Ziober matched moves with 2005 world champion bareback horse Real Deal to win the second round.
In saddle bronc riding, cowboys won the first two rounds on the backs of Carr horses. Sterling Crawley claimed the first round on NFR bucker Trail Dust; Isaac Diaz was second on Night Train, and Sam Spreadborough was third on Sweet Emotion. In the second round, Diaz won on Miss Congeniality, which has performed at the NFR three times.
The cowboys have come to like Carr bucking stock. That’s the reason they vote for those animals to be part of championship events. The top cowboys deserve the top animal athletes with which to be matched.
Courtesy of Pete Carr Pro Rodeo