Canadian Finals Rodeo – Round 5 Highlights


History was written on Saturday as the women’s lasso breakaway made its first appearance at the CFR. Wardlow, Alberta’s Kendal Pierson, who previously won the high school world title, led the breakaway with back-to-back wins on Saturday: 2.05 and 2.03 seconds. She leads the leader of the season, Lakota Bird, by just 52 points and also leads the whole, by a second ahead.

Maple Creek, Sask., Rider of the bulls Jared Parsonage assumed both the lead and first place in the overall standings thanks to a pair of tough races on Saturday. Parsonage, who had already won the all-around title for 2021, was one of only two riders to whistle in the afternoon heat (70 points on Outlaw Buckers’ Crank It Up). He continued with an 86-point effort over Duffy Rodeo’s Pinochio. Parsonage is the only man to have ridden four of the five bulls he has drawn to date. Defending champion Edgar Durazo is 3,200 points behind Parsonage, while Cadogan’s Lonnie West is 3,000 points behind. West, however, is second overall while Durazo has only ridden one bull in this final and is fifth overall.

In the women’s barrel races, reigning Canadian champion Brooke Wills achieved her personal best so far at CFR47. The Kamloops, BC cowgirl clocked 14.084 seconds to claim first place on the evening, while three-time CFR qualifier Justine Elliott maintained the consistency she has demonstrated so far in the evening. of this final with a run of 14.113 seconds, good for second place. The barrel race remains exactly that – a race – as we head into the final performance with Brodoway and Elliott one-two in terms of overall money earned (around 1,000 points away) and Elliott leading the together with Brodoway in third.

In the steer wrestling event, Stephen Culling (Fort St John, BC) regained his place atop the season’s overall standings with a winning run of 3.7 seconds on Saturday night. Culling has 34,618 points for 2021 and is followed by Cody Cassidy, Curtis Cassidy, Ty Miller and Justin Miller who leads the set.

Valleyview, AB cowboy Clay Ullery and his Waldeck roping team partner SK Tyce McLeod lead the hotly contested tag team roping season standings with Tee McLeod and Brady Chappel in second place – at less than 4000 points behind the leaders. However, the tables are turned on the whole, with McLeod and Chappel leading the way as the only team with five steers captured.

Two-time world champion and reigning Canadian champion Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, AB continued his dominance on the saddle horse when he rode Vold’s Stack Em Up to 87.25 for Saturday night’s victory. Thurston’s 55,783 points are almost exactly double that of his closest pursuer, K’s Thomson of Lundbreck.

And one contender, Sundre, Riley Warren of AB, has a chance to win three titles. In addition to leading the high points standings, Warren is fifth in the tie-down line, but leads the overall standings. And in the roping team, Warren is also fifth, but again he’s solid overall (third).

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The sixth and final performance of the 2021 Canadian Rodeo Final will take place on Sunday, November 7 at Westerner Park in Red Deer.