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Stockyards Championship Rodeo
March 10 & 11
It was double-up weekend at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo as several contestants doubled up on their earnings by winning events both nights. Treg Schaack from Canyon won Friday night’s tie-down roping with a 9.33 and Saturday with a 9.29 effort. His weekend take from Cowtown Coliseum was $847.20.
Daniel Keeping from Stephenville won the bull riding both nights with 81 points on T-Rex Friday night and 85 points aboard X-Factor Saturday. Keeping had the only qualified ride Saturday night and took home all of the prize money. His total winnings for the weekend were $750.
Martha Angelone from Weatherford placed second in the breakaway roping Friday night with a 3.75 and wonSaturday night with 1.77. Her weekend winnings totaled $536.18. Jordan Jo Fabrizio from Canyon won the breakaway roping Friday night with a 2.27 effort, worth $279.74.
Cody Wheeler from Weatherford doubled up in the team roping but did it all Saturday night by winning first and second. He headed for Garret McQueen to win with a 5.05 and then placed second with Steve Ross. First place paid $587.14 per man and second paid $440.35. Cuyler Winters from Venus and Blake Bentley from Joshua wonFriday night’s team roping with a 5.78. They won $366.96 per man.
Melanie Green from Wildwood, Missouri, won the barrel racing Friday night with a 14.37, earning $495.38. Stephenville’s Laura Mote won Saturday’s barrel racing and $466.24 with a 14.48. Canadian cowgirl Pascale Sylvain doubled up in the barrel racing by placing second both nights to win $646.91.
In the bronc riding events Casey Mershnekoff from Red Bluff, Calif., won the bareback riding and Shane Reynolds from Forestburg won the ranch bronc riding. Mershekoff rode Heels-on-Fire for 73 points, winning $112.80, while Reynolds rode Peggy Sue for 79 points to win $282. There were no qualified rides in the saddle bronc riding which means $169.20 in added money this Saturday night.
Daily performances of the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show at 2:30 and 4:30 all week for spring break through Sunday, March 19. We also have Stockyards Championship Rodeo every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information on all of the Cowtown Coliseum events, visit www.StockyardsRodeo.com.
The Fort Worth Stockyards will host Cowtown Goes Green, the city’s largest and most family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration this Saturday. The event will feature free activities for kids including armadillo races, a petting zoo, face painting, cow camp, live music, and gunfights. There will also be a Western/Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade that follows the 4 p.m. cattle drive. All activities are free of charge and are open to the public.
The staff of the Stockyards Championship Rodeo and Cowtown Coliseum send their condolences out to the Vold family. The rodeo world lost an icon with the death of Harry Vold on Monday, March 13. Known as “The Duke of the Chutes,” Mr. Vold visited Cowtown Coliseum last May when he was inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame, which is located in Cowtown Coliseum.
To enter the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, text 254-371-7343 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Each night is a separate rodeo and Saturday night is sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and the United Professional Rodeo Association. The Pawnee Bill Wild West Show is every Saturday at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
We want to thank some of our great sponsors who make the Stockyards Championship Rodeo possible every Fridayand Saturday, such as Coopers BBQ, Wrangler, and Roger Williams Chrysler–Dodge–Jeep in Weatherford.