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CPRA Long Weekend Highlights

* Two time World and reigning Canadian Saddle Bronc Champion Zeke Thurston (Big Valley, AB) tops $11,500 in winnings with big performances at the Hard Grass Bronc Match, the Strathmore Stampede and the Medicine Hat Stampede.

* CFR-NFR qualifier Dawson Hay (Wildwood, AB) equals world record high score in the saddle bronc riding with his 95 point ride on The Calgary Stampede’s W16 Wild Cherry at the Hard Grass Bronc Match, Pollockville, AB

* Two time Canadian High Point Champion Morgan Grant (Didsbury, AB) enjoys a profitable weekend ($4210) with tie-down roping wins at the Bruce Stampede (8.7 secs) and the Medicine Hat Stampede (8.3 secs). And his horse Buhler carried smokin’ hot Thorsby, AB roper Erik Dublanko to the win (8.7 secs, $5668) at the Strathmore Stampede

* Three time Canadian Bareback Champion Jake Vold returns to action. The Carstairs, AB cowboy climbs on his first bareback horse in over 18 months to mark 84.5 points on Duane Kesler Championship Rodeo’s G7 Little Rotten to win the Medicine Hat Stampede and $2500.

* In the ladies barrel racing, two stand-out competitors: Bradi Whiteside (Longview, AB) tops the clock at the Strathmore Stampede in 17.760 secs to earn first place and $6847. Recent Calgary Stampede Champion Bertina Olafson (Hudson Bay, SK) picks up a second place cheque at Strathmore (17.977 secs) and a third at Medicine Hat (17.211 secs) to add $8166 to her bank account. Both women move among the top five in Canada.

For up to date CPRA weekend results and a complete 2021 schedule, watch the CPRA website rodeocanada.com and social media channels.

Next up for Pro Rodeo Canada events: Sundre Pro Rodeo Aug 6-8 and Guy Weadick Days (High River, AB) Aug 7-8.

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta is the official sanctioning body for Professional Rodeo in Canada. The CPRA approves 55 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.7 million. The organization oversees the Pro Tour Finals each fall in Armstrong, BC, holds their premiere event – the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) – at Westerner Park in Red Deer, AB (late Oct/early Nov) and endorses the Maple Leaf Circuit Finals in late Nov, as part of Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK. Follow the CPRA on Twitter and Instagram @prorodeocanada, ‘Like’ Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Facebook or online at RodeoCanada.com.

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