2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo

More Bull Riders Make Eight On Night Two At The 2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo

More Bull Riders Make Eight On Night Two At The 2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo

Tonight, Pool A must sit back while Pool B aims at the $12,300 in added money at the 2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo.

Nov 24, 2017 by Jennifer Zahn
More Bull Riders Make Eight On Night Two At The 2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo

Now that Pool A has completed both of their go-rounds, they'll have to sit back and watch while the Pool B competitors take their shot at the $12,300 in added prize money at the 2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo tonight.

The second evening’s performance had crowds roaring once again as competitors in pool A let it all out with hopes that their scores and times will stand the test of time through the rest of the weekend.

Night two in the bareback riding saw hometown cowboy Ty Taypotat top the leaderboard with his 83.5-point score aboard C5 Rodeo’s “Road Crush.” Taypotat is unlike many competitors who study the horses drawn for them before they make their rides—the Regina cowboy hopped on “blind,” that worked out for the best tonight. 

Taypotat sits in the second spot in the average race behind 2017 Canadian all-around champion, Ky Marshall, who scored 166 points on two head of horses to lead the way. Marshall is also leading the first round as we await the results from pool B.

The team roping was rapid tonight with several competitors coming in under the five-second mark, but some single-leg catches and broken barriers meant the 4.5-second run from Jesse Popescul and Kevin Schreiner topped the pack. The pair competed together at the Canadian Finals Rodeo this year, marking Schreiner’s 12th trip to the finals and Popescul’s first.

It’s no surprise that Brett and Justin McCarroll lead the way in the average in team roping with their 10.1 seconds on two head—the brother duo is known for their consistency in the event.

Layton Green, the newly crowned Canadian champion, topped the charts in the saddle bronc riding. His 83 points on C5 Rodeo’s “Bad Intentions” to go to the lead in round two. 

Green split second spot last night with 2016 Canadian champion saddle bronc rider, Clay Elliott, each riding to the tune of 81 points. Green edges out Elliot in the average race with 164 points on two head of horses, while Elliot sits in second spot with 162.5 points to his name.

They saved the best for last for the second night in the ladies barrel racing: Sarah Gerard was the last cowgirl to compete and shot to the lead with her run of 14.052 seconds.

Seventeen-year-old Kylie Whiteside has been the most consistent barrel racer of the Agribition so far, and sits in the number one spot in the average with a total time of 28.709 seconds on two runs. The young cowgirl will now anxiously await the results of the next two evening’s performances.

Jesse Popescul hopped off his team roping horse and onto this tie-down roping horse like he did throughout the 2017 rodeo season, but this time was the first time he’s hit it big in both events on the same day. Popescul now leads the second round of the tie-down roping with a run of 8.2 seconds, the fastest of the rodeo so far.

He’s also sitting third in the average right now, even after a no-time in the first round, but it may not hold on for a cheque once Pool B takes their runs. Stetson Vest of Childress, Texas, was 19.8 on two calves to lead the way in the average.

We’ve seen a lot of bull riders make the eight-second whistle in the past two days, and tonight your No. 1 bull rider to “make eight” was Jared Parsonage with a score of 85.5 points aboard C5 Rodeo’s “Gambler.”

The Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, cowboy paired that score with his second-place ride of 83.5 points last night to go to the No. 1 spot in the average. It’s a tight race, though, with Parsonage’s score on two of 169 points barely edging out 21-year-old Lonnie West with a combined score of 168 points.

Pool B will prove if these times and scores can stand the test of time—watch them compete tonight at 7pm CST LIVE on FloRodeo!

By Katy Lucas