San Antonio's annual Cowboy Golf Classic to again benefit JCCF
SAN ANTONIO – The annual Cowboy Golf Classic in San Antonio has raised more than $220,000 for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund through the hard work of the organizers and the generosity of the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo.
The 2011 tournament will take place Feb. 15 at the Republic Golf Club, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and modified shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The $125 fee includes lunch, awards to the top three finishers, a two-man scramble and a blind draw for foursomes. Those cowboys confirmed entered into San Antonio play for free if they call ahead.
For more information, call Terry Olivarri at 210.215.2385.
PRCA milestones aplenty to watch for in the weeks ahead
COLORADO SPRINGS – Before Trevor Brazile becomes ProRodeo’s first $4 million cowboy sometime this summer – he’s $90,418 away – there are lots of other milestones to watch for much nearer on the horizon.
• Eight-time World Champion Fred Whitfield is just $16,428 away from becoming the sport’s third $3 million cowboy, joining Brazile and Billy Etbauer.
• Seven-time World Champion Team Roping Header Jake Barnes needs just $40,080 to become the 17th PRCA contestant to surpass $2 million in career earnings and join his long time partner Clay O’Brien Cooper.
• There are a handful of guys who are days or weeks away from reaching the $1 million plateau, following J.W. Harris who made it there at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Bareback rider Royce Ford is the closest, standing just $4,094 away from reaching seven figures, followed by bull rider Wesley Silcox ($4,149), team roper Cory Petska ($6,709) and steer wrestler/tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett ($13,901).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Fifty percent of (success) is your talent and 50 percent of it is your horse, but without a good horse, you do not have 100 percent of anything.”
— All-around hand Josh Peek in the Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain, adding that he has three good horses lined up for 2011
Ute Stampede honors Utah Wrangler NFR contestants
The Ute Stampede will honor the six contestants from Utah who competed at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in festivities set for 1 p.m. (MT), Jan. 6 at the multiple purpose building at the Juab County Fairgrounds in Nephi, Utah.
The honorees are bareback rider Kaycee Feild; 2008 and 2010 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Cody Wright and his younger brother and saddle bronc rider, Jesse; WPRA barrel racer Kelli Tolbert and bull rider Steve Woolsey, along with 2007 World Champion Bull Rider and 2010 Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Champion Wesley Silcox.
Cody and Jesse Wright made an appearance in Hurricane, Utah – their birthplace – on Dec. 29 to sign autographs and talk with fans at Classic Sports.
News and notes from the rodeo trail …
A quick look at the entries for this weekend’s SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo in Odessa, Texas, shows only a couple of significant changes in team roping pairings from last season. Colby Lovell is paired with Cory Petska, after a very successful season heading for Kory Koontz, and two-time World Champion Header Matt Sherwood is roping with Travis Woodard … Ticket sales are under way for the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City March 31-April 3. For information, call 800.595.7433 or visit www.lazye.com … Filmmaker Guy Clarkson’s new documentary series Rodeo: Life on the Circuit premieres Jan. 4 on Canada’s History TV. The series chronicles the lives of several families as they make their way through rodeos in Western Canada in an effort to qualify for the Canadian Finals Rodeo … Steve Kenyon of ProRodeoLive.com has reached an agreement with Matrix Media of Chicago to produce a weekly 30-minute rodeo show this year on WebTalkRadio.net. It debuts on Jan. 10.
Jan. 3 National Western Stock Show Timed-Event Qualifier, Denver, ongoing
Jan. 6 Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, Waco, Texas, begins
Jan. 7 SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo, Odessa, Texas, begins
Jan. 8 National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, Denver, begins