The 2019 CFR was truly an international event. Counting the Novice, there were four countries produced Canadian Champions!
In Bareback, it was a triple win for Manitoba native, Orin Larsen as he was declared the Go-Round Winner, the Aggregate Winner and the 2019 Canadian Bareback Champion.
Steer Wrestling shared the love as the Go–Round Winner is Wainwright cowboy, Ty Miller, the Aggregate Winner is Donalda cowboy, Cody Cassidy and the 2019 Canadian Steer Wrestling Champion is Provost cowboy, Scott Guenther, who is the Champion for the second year in a row.
Team Roping was won by the Americans, who cleaned up as they won the Go–Round, Aggregate and are the 2019 Canadian Team Roping Champions, Matt Sherwood & Hunter Koch.
Saddle Bronc was exciting as always, as the Go-Round Winner went to Canadian Ben Anderson for his spectacular ride on Northcott-Macza’s 242 Get Smart, the Aggregate and 2019 Canadian Saddle Bronc Championship was well-earned by Zeke Thurston. Zeke also set an Earnings Record for Saddle Bronc as he earned $110,785.68.
Ladies Barrel Racing was a hotly-contested battle, and at the end, the Go-Round Winner was American Jackie Ganter, the Aggregate Winner was Canadian Stacey Ruzicka and the 2019 Canadian Ladies Barrel Racing Champion is Brooke Wills of Kamloops.
Tie-Down Roping was a big hug for our Louisiana man, Shane Hanchey, who earned the triple of Go-Round, Aggregate and 2019 Canadian Tie-Down Roping Champion Shane Hanchey, who rode Logan Bird’s 2X CPRA TDR Horse of the Year, Hollywood Himself, aka TJ.
Bull Riding added some more international flair to the CFR as the Go-Round and Aggregate Winner is Canadian Jordan Hansen, while the 2019 Canadian Bull Riding Champion is Edgar Durazo of Mexico.
The Stock of the CFR Awards went to Kesler Championship Rodeo’s 253 Sundance Kid in Bareback, Northcott-Macza’s 242 Get Smart in Saddle Bronc and Bull of the CFR Award went to 222 Blackstone After Party. Both Get Smart and Blackstone also won CPRA Stock of the Year Awards.
|CFR CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY|
|Bareback and Aggregate Champion:
ORIN LARSEN (Inglis, MB)
|Steer Wrestling Champion:
SCOTT GUENTHNER (Provost, AB)
Aggregate winner: Cody Cassidy
Round Winner: Ty Miller – 4.1 secs
|Team Roping Champions and Aggregate Winners: MATT SHERWOOD (Pima, AZ) and HUNTER KOCH (Vernon, TX)|
|Saddle Bronc Champion and Aggregate Winner:
ZEKE THURSTON (Big Valley, AB)
Round winner: Ben Anderson – 90 pts on Northcott-Macza’s Get Smart
|Barrel Racing Champion:
BROOKE WILLS (Kamloops, BC)
Aggregate Winner: Stacey Ruzicka
Round Winner: Jackie Ganter – 14.047
|Tie-Down Roping Champion and Aggregate Winner:
SHANE HANCHEY (Sulphur, LA)
|Bull Riding Champion:
EDGAR DURAZO (Moctezuma Sonora MX)
Aggregate: Jordan Hansen
Round Winner: Zane Lambert – 88 pts
JACOB GARDNER (Dawson Creek, BC)
|High Point Champion:
RILEY WARREN (Stettler, AB)