Canadians Off to a Grand Start at WNFR

Vold stays red hot as Canada goes 1-2 in Wrangler NFR bareback riding By Neal Reid LAS VEGAS – To say that Jake Vold has been hot at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo recently would be a vast understatement. The 30-year-old from Ponoka, Alta., rode Canadian stock contractor Kesler Rodeo’s bucker Oakridge for 87.5 points …

Their Business is Picking Up

In the 44 years the CFR has been held in Northlands Coliseum, 19 cowboys have been voted in as pick up men. Leading the pack with the most appearances is Saskatchewan-born Gary Rempel, of Fort Shaw, Mont., with 19, Wayne Vold of DeWinton, Alta., at 11 and Shane Franklin of Bonnyville, Alta., at 10. In …

The Most Decorated Horse in Canadian Rodeo

The all-time leading Saddle Bronc of the Year is K2 Kingsway, owned by the late Verne Franklin. In his amazing career, Kingsway Skoal won five Canadian saddle bronc titles, three Canadian bareback awards and was selected world champion bareback horse in 1988 and was twice named world champion saddle bronc (1995-96). Kingsway was immortalized in 1999 …