Resistol Hosts Banquet for the 2015 Resistol Rookies of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NResistol-logo-and-big-hatEVADA – While many of the top PRCA competitors have multiple chances throughout their career to win gold buckles and titles in the events they compete in, there is one award that a competitor has only one shot at, the coveted Resistol Rookie of the Year. This award is given out to the first year card members who are the high money winner of their event at the end of the season, including WNFR. Resistol, one of the original sponsors of the PRCA and official hat of the WNFR, celebrated the 2015 Resistol Rookies with a special banquet to honor each of the recipients. The rookies received airfare, tickets to the rodeo and hotel rooms to attend the occasion. For the first time in history, four rookies qualified for the WNFR, making the race to win the saddle bronc and barrel racing rookie titles come down to the end of the WNFR. CoBurn Bradshaw and Zeke Thurston both made some amazing rides in the saddle bronc riding with CoBurn marking 90 points to both win a round and win the Resistol Rookie title. In the WPRA barrel race, rookies Jackie Ganter and Vickie Carter competed at the WNFR for the barrel racing rookie title, with Jackie taking the win. At the rookie banquet, each Resistol Rookie was presented with a custom, personalized 20X Resistol Black Gold hat, trophy carrying case, a beautifully fully tooled trophy Cactus Saddle, Yeti Travel Cooler, a Resistol Rookie jacket from Carol Leather, four Resistol shirts, and two pair of jeans from Wrangler. World Champions Tuff Hedeman, Luke Branquinho, and past Resistol Rookie of the Year Cash Myers addressed the well-attended event of Resistol Rookies, their families and friends and industry friends of Resistol. The message praised the 2015 Resistol Rookies’ hard work, and encouraging them that this was only the beginning and to set their goals high. PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman and Resistol General Manager Ricky Bolin also congratulated the Resistol Rookies noting that they are the future of our sport and that many Resistol Rookies go on to a lifelong career in the PRCA with several going on to win World Championship titles. The Resistol Rookies of the Year were recognized in the arena during Round 8 of the WNFR and presented their champion buckles.

Resistol plans to make this an annual event and will be closely following the 2016 Resistol Rookie Race throughout print and social media.

Congratulations to the 2015 Resistol Rookies of the Year:

All-Around: Jace Melvin
Saddle Bronc: CoBurn Bradshaw
Team Roping Header: Cody Snow
Team Roping Heeler: Quinn Kesler
Tie-Down Roping: Trey Young
Steer Wrestling: JD Struxness
Steer Roping: Tom Smith
Bareback: Wyatt Denny
Barrel Racing: Jackie Ganter
Bullriding: Bryce Barrios

Since 1927, the Resistol hat brand has been synonymous with providing cowboys with the finest headwear available for the western lifestyle. A division of Hat-Co, Inc, the world’s largest fur-felt hat manufacturer, Resistol Hats are manufactured in Garland, Texas. Resistol is proud to be the only fur-to-felt cowboy hat manufacturer in the United States: American made, Texas proud. Each felt hat goes through over 200 processes under the company’s high standard quality control, thereby producing the most consistent and finest hat known to the world. Resistol provides a full line of felt and straw cowboy hats, as well as full line of men’s and women’s apparel.

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